Superprotect letter update
Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.
Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on change.org, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.
I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.
Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.
Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.
Mailing list for global renamers
Dear global renamer,
We have created a mailing list for us to allow easy communication. Please subscribe here and send me or Trijnstel an email to confirm it is you requesting it. Additionally, you might be interested to know of the existance of the #wikimedia-renameconnect IRC channel where you are welcome to join. Should you have any questions, feel free to use my talk page.
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No renaming between November 20 and November 27
You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.
(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)
Hi MBq, sorry for such a late reply but you message was buried down piles of messages/notifs, as a general principle I have nothing against unblocks made by communities able to manage possible side effects. --Vituzzu (talk) 00:56, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
And what is wront to inform people about such vote? -jkb- is talking about "anti canvassing campaign" which probably means invating people from different communities to vote against -jkb-. Thats not happening.
Why it is not welcome to invite -jkb-'s mother communities to present their POV?
My statement on the projects, was just informative:
== -jkb- žádá o práva globáního přejmenovače ==
Upozorňuji na žádost kolegy -jkb- na Metě o práva Global renamer (česky tam toho moc není, tedy práva přejmenovávat účty na všech projektech). Vyjádřit se můžete jen do 26. 1. (objevil jsem to 24. večer).
Translated to English:
== -jkb- requests global renamer rights ==
I inform you on the request of our fellow -jkb- on Meta for Global renamer rights (there is not much information in Czech there, so the right is about renaming accounts on all projects). You can present your point of view till 26. 1. (I discovered that Janurary 24th in the evening). --Juandev (talk) 09:44, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
- I see, and there's nothing wrong with that. Being distrusted by several well-known users certainly is an important issue. On the other hand, some of the summoned people might be not too familiar with the renaming function. The deciding steward could chose to pass over their dissaproval, if he judges it unrelated to the appointment in question. --MBq (talk) 11:03, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Thats up to steward, how he/she/whatever will evaluate it. I just wanted to clarify the word canvassing and weather noticing people is welcomed or not. As -jkb-'s statement of "massive anti canvasing" looked to me that I should be doing something bad.--Juandev (talk) 11:36, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Presenting Community Engagement Insights survey report: Tuesday, October 10, 1600 UTC
We will be hosting a public event online to present the data, a few examples on how teams will be using it for annual planning, and what are next steps for this project. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 10, at 9:00 am PST (1600 UTC), and the presentation will be in English. You can watch the livestream here, and ask question via IRC on #wikimedia-office.
We hope to have you join us online! -- María Cruz 23:28, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
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Digital Ocean blocks
I'm doing a bit more investigation and it seems to be related to this, would you please ask involved users whether are they using a McAfee software? Best, --Vituzzu (talk) 12:08, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
- Wilco. - de:User:Atomiccocktail was affected in 2016 . I‘ll ask him —MBq (talk) 07:19, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Community Health Metrics Kit consultation
The Community Health Metrics Kit is a new project to measure more aspects of our communities. If you are interested in metrics, statistics, and measurement of editing and contributing, please join us to discuss how and what the new project should measure! Please share this with anyone else you think may be interested in this work.
Invitations to translate
Community Insights/Translation/2019/1-Invitation and the other pages listed at Community Insights/Translation#Requests for translations are ready to be translated. There is little more information about this group of invitations on the mailing list. Also, please watch that page: more pages will be ready to translate soon.
Thank you so much for your help translating these messages. German is an important language for this project, and I've been having trouble finding people to translate into German. I really do appreciate your help. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:04, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
|Thank you for your help with Community Insights/Translation#Requests for translations. It's really helpful for people to get this information in their language. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:16, 19 September 2019 (UTC)|
Could you please translate VisualEditor/Newsletter/2020/April into German? I hope to send the newsletter this Wednesday (approximately 50 hours from now). If this is possible, I would appreciate your help. Thank you for considering my request for help. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 15:18, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
|Thank you for translating VisualEditor/Newsletter/2020/April. I really appreciate your support and your help in getting information to so many editors in their preferred languages. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:07, 13 April 2020 (UTC)|
- Done without delay. Will proofread it tomorrow. - I'm tuned into the foundation's argot now ;-) --MBq (talk) 13:21, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
I noted that you changed Thanhmai197 into Phòng Khám Đa Khoa Quốc Tế Hà Nội (an advertising name that should not be allowed) via this user's request.
Since this new name is not legitimate, can you re-change it into Thanhmai197?
Have a good day.
NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh (talk) 07:53, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi, I do not understand why you are in rush with rename request in Persian Languge? the last one that you changed was indefintily Blocked for Promotional username.and the user took part of that name and you accept it!! these type of changes are really unacceptable! please avoid renaming in languages you do not know when you are not sure.Déjà vu • ✉ 00:53, 17 March 2022 (UTC)
- Certainly it would be better to have fawiki requests handled by fawiki renamers, but there are too few, and it's not acceptable to have dozens of these requests pending for weeks or months (which was the case last year). Since Wikipedia sticks to manual renamings (no other website does!), it is mandatory to have the requests processed timely. No one understands why they can't change their name in the options, or why they have to wait for several days until some unknown volunteer gives approvement. - This user was prompted to aks for a rename , and that's exactly what they did, supposedly not really understanding what's wrong. I take it from your words the new name still violates fawiki's username policy because it contains some product name? If so, we should advise them to chose a better name. --MBq (talk) 08:25, 17 March 2022 (UTC)