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User group count[edit]

Hello MKaur, the usergroup template only lists 134 affiliates, but I see you just updated the count to 135. What was the most recent one? –SJ talk  20:46, 14 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi SJ, Its Wikimedia Community User Group Sudan. -MKaur (WMF) (talk) 22:00, 14 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Inquiry about registration of Igbo Wikimedians User Group as Igbo Wikimedians Organizations[edit]

Hi MKaur, Trust you've been safe. We're in the process of registering Igbo Wikimedians User Group as a Not for Profit in Nigeria and the Cooperate Affairs Commission rejected the name ending in User Group as it doesn't meet the Not for Profit name registration requirements.

We intend to instead try registering it as "Igbo Wikimedians Organizations"

So I would like to find out if this will affect us as a User Group. Suggestions, advice and guidance on how to go about this name structure will be appreciated.


Tochiprecious (talk) 11:38, 15 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Tochiprecious Please share the concern in detail via email. Write to me on mkaur-ctr[at] I will then be able to route it to the concerned departments in order to get you timely support. -MKaur (WMF) (talk) 17:00, 15 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you very much. I sincerely appreciate. Tochiprecious (talk) 20:08, 15 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi MKaur, I sent you a mail and just wanted to notify you that I've been looking forward to your confirmation of receipt. Tochiprecious (talk) 14:48, 17 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Help needed over comments (Question) from a member of the Affiliations Committee.[edit]

Hi Manavpreet I hope this find you well. Am writing to you to ask help or clarity over the comments made on Open Heritage Foundation's talk page by Basak, we tried to reach out and find out if it is possible to share with us where the use of trademark is so we rectify it. As it stands, the group hasn't used WMF's trademark since it hasn't received a UG status. Best regards Communication office. --Isaac Kanguya✌ (talk) 06:46, 17 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Isaac Kanguya✌, The Open Heritage Foundation had earlier introduced them as a thematic organization which was later rectified. Basak wanted to ask for this rectification, but somehow missed checking the page updates. There are no trademark concerns. -MKaur (WMF) (talk) 19:31, 17 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Re: Notification of User Group Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Hello Manavpreet

I have posted the annual activity report of the Wikimedians of Peru User Group on the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal, which had previously been published on January 25 on the old reports page.

Here is the link to the 2020 report:

In case there is something pending please let me know.

Best regards --Ovruni (talk) 20:31, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Ovruni, Thank you for submitting the report. I have updated the affiliate's compliance status.
MKaur (WMF) (talk) 19:45, 13 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Update contacts for US-GAP group[edit]

Hi Manavpreet, how do I update the contacts for a user group, Georgia Piedmont Wikipedians (US-GAP)? I would like to remove TLSuda and add @Jenniferjuniper: as a primary contact. Ganeshk (talk) 22:33, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also, Jennifer updated the reports pages and I have uploaded the activity to the affiliates portal. Can you please update our group's affiliation? Thanks, Ganeshk (talk) 22:34, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ganeshk:, I have updated the affiliate's compliance status. Regards MKaur (WMF) (talk) 22:23, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please consider adding Talk:Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong to the mailing list. Thank you!--Temp3600 (talk) 11:24, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Temp3600:, Can you please specify which mailing list you are referring to?-MKaur (WMF) (talk) 16:01, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I mean adding HK user group to the MMS list specified above. Sorry for wrongly mentioning "mailing list"!--Temp3600 (talk) 16:06, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Added. Please check.-MKaur (WMF) (talk) 21:49, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Greetings from pinayuanan (Paiwan) community[edit]

Hello! For now, we do have improved our user group page. Please help us to see if we meet the criteria. Thank you and have a good day! ripunn 02:10, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi ripunn, Please address all the concerns & questions shared in the review report & respond to them via email. Please follow the same thread for any communications regarding the application. Thanks-MKaur (WMF) (talk) 19:32, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please check your email[edit]

Dear Manavpreet. Can you please check your email for messages from address? It requires urgent attention within hours & I'm concerned it was marked as spam. Thanks --Folow Up Asap (talk) 07:21, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Received the email. You must have received an acknowledgement mail. Regards-MKaur (WMF) (talk) 19:32, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Digitizaion User Group Request[edit]

Dear MKaur (WMF),
Can you please reactivate our user group because the CC-Zero-Project as a part of this group will continue his work in the end of January 2022. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic situation we didn't have budget for 2020/21. At the moment I work with a very low budget financed by myself and planned to ask for a rapid grant. I have reported the planned work in January 2022. Thank you -Namrood (talk) 22:02, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Namrood, The affiliate status of the group lapsed in 2021 because of Non-compliance to affiliate agreement in terms of not submitting the affiliate's Annual activity report. I am sorry, but the only provision for the groups to attain the affiliate status is submitting a new application for User group recognition. Regards-MKaur (WMF) (talk) 21:55, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Updating User Group primary contact[edit]

Hello, I sent you a mail requesting for steps in updating primary contact for a user group. Please confirm receipt. Thanks. --Samatics (talk) 10:05, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I received a confirmation from you on receiving resources. Regards-MKaur (WMF) (talk) 23:22, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dehalvi Wikimedia User Group[edit]

Hi @MKaur (WMF), could this group be marked as a former affiliate? The current contacts for the group include me and @Faismeen, who sent me an off-wiki message to enquire about this. As you are aware that I left the group long ago before forming DCW. The last report as far as I'm was sent for 2019-20, and since then no reports have been submitted, making the group incompliant. Looking forward to your guidance. ─ The Aafī (talk) 13:38, 19 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Aligned with the @TheAafi Faismeen (talk) 18:43, 19 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Following up on several emails[edit]

Hi Manavpreet, I hope this note finds you well. I'm writing here because I've sent you emails on December 23rd and November 19th of this year regarding the English Wikipedia Functionaries User Group and have not received an acknowledgement or response. I totally understand if the emails are still under consideration, but given the elapsed time, I would appreciate an acknowledgement that they have been received and are under consideration. (cc: FULBERT) Many thanks, KevinL (aka L235 · t) 06:16, 30 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Dear L235, I am sorry for not addressing the query earlier. We had foundation wide break and I do not manage the UG recognition pipeline anymore. My colleague Dumisani has been managing it since March 2023. I will get the updates for you and share.

Regards MKaur (WMF) (talk) 14:48, 5 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Request for help any questions related to our user group[edit]

Hello MKaur (WMF),

French : Nous avons récemment soumis notre demande de reconnaissance à partir de l’adresse de WikiLinguila, mais nous sommes un peu confus de ne pas recevoir un accuse de réception de la part d'un membre d'AffCom pour nous rassurer si la demande peut être à quel niveau et ça nous inquiète un tout petit peu, voilà pourquoi je me permets de vous écrire, veuillez accepter nos sincères excuses et notre considération témoignée puisque nous avons bien conscience que nous devons vous laisser votre temps pour tout traitement de dossier, en attente d’un retour de votre part, nous vous transmettons nos salutations chaleureuses. Merci d’avance Objet: User group request: Wikimedia Community User Group Linguila [minority languages of central africa]

English : We have recently submitted our application for recognition from WikiLinguila’s address, but we are a little confused not to receive an acknowledgement of receipt or a feedback from an AffCom member to reassure us if the application can be at what level and it worries us a little, this is why I take the liberty of writing to you, please accept our sincere apologies and our consideration shown as we are well aware that we must give you your time for any processing of file, awaiting a return from you, we send you our warm greetings. Thanks in advance Subject: User group request: Wikimedia Community User Group Linguila [minority languages of central africa]

CapitainAfrika (talk) 10:43, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Dear CapitainAfrika,

I would like to inform you that I am no longer overseeing the User Group (UG) recognition pipeline. Kindly be advised that my esteemed colleague, Dumisani, has assumed responsibility for managing the UG recognition process. Rest assured, Dumisani will diligently review and respond to your submission at the earliest convenience. Should you have any queries or require further assistance, please feel free to reach out to Dumisani directly. Regards, MKaur (WMF) (talk) 18:33, 22 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you so much @MKaur (WMF) CapitainAfrika (talk) 03:18, 23 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Hello. Hope you’re fine, I’m here to ask how to submit the request for recognition of the Sunni Community Wikimedia User Group? I hope it passes the guidelines now. — QuadriOnMobile (talk) 17:00, 3 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

QuadriOnMobile You can find all the information here-

Regards MKaur (WMF) (talk) 16:20, 11 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]