User talk:Nicole Ebber (WMDE)

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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Nicole Ebber (WMDE), and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing! Ottava Rima (talk) 18:23, 11 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

User page?[edit]

Dear Nicole,

It would be lovely if you could add a few words about yourself :-) I look forward to seeing you again soon. SJ · talk | translate

Hi Nicole. Wollte nur Fragen ob die Weiterleitungen gelöscht werden sollen? --WizardOfOz talk 18:18, 10 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Chapters news on Main Page Goings-on[edit]

Why not just add that to Template:Main Page/WM News? You don't need to be an admin to modify it. πr2 (t • c) 20:31, 10 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Do you want to have a separate section for chapters news? πr2 (t • c) 20:32, 10 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Hi and sorry for being late. Thanks for the reply, I wasn't sure if I am like "allowed" to add this kind of news there. :) As long as we don't we don't have a task force for those chapter related news, I am totally fine with adding them on the general goings-on section. Cheers! --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 20:07, 21 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Danke für die vollständige Übersetzung :) notafish }<';> 07:25, 30 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Gern geschehen. Der Dank gilt natürlich auch Cornelius Kibelka. :) --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 10:41, 30 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you[edit]

I saw you translated my statement into German. I appreciate your time doing that. Thank you. MBisanz talk 20:33, 31 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

My pleasure. :) --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 17:35, 2 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Chapters Survey. :)[edit]

Hello Nicole!

I am running a small research study for WCA and Wikimania 2013 and I would like to ask you for a favour. :)

I have created a following draft: Wikimedia Chapters Association/Research/Survey 1 - the idea is that particular chapters could easily give their answers in their pace simply by editing a subpage dedicated to their own organization.

Before I create their subpages I would like to consult with you about the questions - I still feel I might have some improvements here. :) I do not want to ask to many questions as the people may stop responding completely but I would like to ask you what question would you add, change, remove? :)

Aaand certainly I could count on you and your chapter in filling the forms? :)

Best Regards!

aegis maelstrom δ 14:10, 5 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • Thanks for your response. :) Your help will be vital - this is too much data mining for one volunteer with somewhat limited time, I am afraid, but it would be cool to do that. Your subpage is here. :)
aegis maelstrom δ 15:29, 15 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I have added some Feedback here. --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 19:00, 16 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! I've tried to respond best I could. Honestly, if you have any ideas or requirements for Chapters' Dialogue, shoot, I will try to adjust. It is for a sake of co-operation, after all. :)
aegis maelstrom δ 17:13, 17 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Chapters Dialogue Results Made Public?[edit]

It would be nice to have a list of the statements/sticky notes you and Kira prepared from your research for the Chapter's Dialogue so we can use this data for further research and examination. I'm going to send you an email with my further thoughts on this but also wanted to post it publicly. OR drohowa (talk) 13:54, 30 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hey Dorothy, yes of course, it will all be made public in May/June. Please stay tuned! :) --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 15:20, 30 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Conference 2015 participatioɲ[edit]

Hello; When and how can participate to Wikimedia Conference 2015 thank you --Touzrimounir (talk) 13:55, 22 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hi! In coordination with the WMF, we will announce the invitation criteria within the next two weeks. --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 16:24, 22 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
thank you --Touzrimounir (talk) 21:36, 22 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright problem with File:CLUBOFFICE-Logo-quer.jpg[edit]

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Hi MarcoAurelio, thanks for this notice. Please go ahead and delete the file right away. We used this logo in 2012 for the Wikimedia Conference, as it was hosted in the premises of Club Office. They allowed us to use the logo, but I do not have a written agreement regarding the copyright status. Thanks! --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 20:46, 11 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Hallo. I've deleted the file. Thanks for your response. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 20:49, 11 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Merry Christmas and happy new year[edit]

Merry Christmas and happy new year. (:


Thanks so much, Pine! That's really lovely. Happy new year to you, too. :) --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 17:12, 6 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Article indirectly inspired by conference[edit]

FYI: en:Talk:Legal High (book)#Genesis at Wikimedia Conference 2017. - Bri (talk) 19:15, 18 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Hehe, that's cool, thanks for the note! --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 22:51, 20 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

When you return from vacation[edit]

Hi Nicole, when you return from vacation, please see:

  1. Talk:WALRUS/March 2018#Preparation for the April meeting

Thanks, --Pine 19:39, 27 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Nicole, please see the discussion in the thread which I mentioned above. Also, please respond to regarding the Structures and Systems prong of the strategy track, and to Micru's implied question in regarding how to add new ideas into the strategy process. Thank you, --Pine 03:40, 1 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]


Hi. There seems to be a problem with the application for Strategic Groups -- it requests that name and email is filled out with numbers not letters. Thanks for the hard work on this! --Joalpe (talk) 23:41, 12 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Ups, thank you for spotting this! We have now adjusted the form. --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 00:27, 13 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

You may wish to comment[edit]

Hi Nicole, I added a request on [1] that relates to the strategy project. You may have an opinion. If you wish to not proceed, I'll happily withdraw the request. --Philippe (talk) 01:17, 14 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Empfehlungen der Arbeitsgruppe Diversity[edit]

Hallo Nicole Ebber, da Du das Core-Team Strategy leitest, würde ich mich freuen, wenn Du vielleicht Stellung beziehen könntest zu den doch recht erstaunlichen Empfehlungen der Arbeitsgruppe Diversity. Ich wurde durch diese Diskussion darauf aufmerksam und das bemerkenswerte Zitat „The classic notion of an encyclopaedia and ‘universal knowledge’ needs to be discarded“ dürfte von den Wikipedianern wohl kaum mit freudiger Erwartung aufgenommen werden (Recommendation # 2, Q3a, Punkt 4). Die Empfehlungen nehmen auch ansonsten keine Gefangenen und wenden sich konkret gegen die ehernen Grundprinzipien wie WP:NPOV oder die freie Lizenzierung. Das lässt nicht wenige sprachlos zurück und wir fragen uns natürlich, was da möglicherweise auf uns zukommt. Ich gestehe offen, dass ich diese Strategie-Prozesse bislang nicht sonderlich verfolgt habe und viele andere wohl auch nicht. Zumindest im Kurier wurde das (meines Wissens) wohl auch nicht eingehend behandelt. Ich habe eine Diskussion hierzu eröffnet in der Hoffnung, dass mit etwas Aufklärung das alles nur wie ein böser Traum aussieht. Es lässt sich sicherlich vieles verbessern und es ist auch sinnvoll, solche Prozesse dazu anzustoßen. Aber die Grundprinzipien sollten doch nicht wirklich zur Debatte stehen, oder? Gerade nach WP:FRAMGATE wäre es hilfreich, wenn eine weitere Eskalationsspirale zwischen WMF und den Gemeinschaften vermieden werden könnte. Viele Grüße, AFBorchert (talk) 14:35, 12 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Inzwischen gibt es einen von Tinz veröffentlichten Kurierartikel dazu: Strategy 2018-20: Ein WMF-Komitee empfiehlt, die Enzyklopädie abzuschaffen. Die Diskussion dazu läuft hier: de:Wikipedia Diskussion:Kurier#Strategy 2018-20: Ein WMF-Komitee empfiehlt, die Enzyklopädie abzuschaffen. Viele Grüße, AFBorchert (talk) 14:54, 12 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Index of WMDE statements?[edit]

Hi. Do you happen to know if there's an index anywhere of official WMDE statements? I'm looking mostly for things like this and this. I find the statements to be unusually insightful, and would like to read more like that, other WMDE statements on major Wikimedia topics, if such a list is available. --Yair rand (talk) 05:52, 4 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Yair rand, thanks for reaching out. I am currently not aware of such an index, but let me try and find out more and get back to you. Best, --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 08:15, 4 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello again, Yair rand. So from what I know there is no such index at the moment, but I have transferred your question into a todo for me and my team at WMDE. We'll create something over the next weeks and then I'll ping you again. In the meantime, some documents that still have some relevance and that you might also find insightful are our Feedback on to the FDC process from 2014, our Essay on Wikimedia's culture of sharing from 2012 and of course the outcomes of the Chapters Dialogue project I lead in 2013-14. Thanks again for the inspiration to create a collection. :) --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 10:48, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Sunday July 16 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting (Global Council focus, now available in ar, es, fr!)[edit]

SWAN: The Next Generation

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Wikimania Singapore, Future of SWAN, Movement Charter/Content new sections (particularly Movement Charter/Content/Global Council), other activities you submit, and we will top it all off with a grand finale AI Happy Hour / Doom Hour!

This month we are meeting on Sunday July 16, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

UTC meeting times are and
Note that we are now meeting on Zoom, with interpretation in the 2nd session in (Arabic) (Spanish) (French)--Pharos (talk) 02:44, 12 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Movement Charter Drafting Committee's monthly newsletter[edit]

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  • Community consultation: The community consultation on the Global Council, Hubs, and the Glossary drafts is ongoing. We value your input, if you have not already, please take a moment to review the draft chapters and share your thoughts with the MCDC. We’ve posed open questions we would like your opinion on. Feel free to engage in a way that is most comfortable for you and your community. Learn more on our Diff blogs about the Global Council and Hubs.
  • Launch Party: On July 30 we hosted a Launch Party to share the Global Council and Hubs draft chapters. It was an inspiring event where we had the opportunity to listen to your feedback and address some of your questions. If you missed it, you can catch the recording on YouTube.
  • Community Conversations: We want to hear from as many people as possible. On July 16, the SWAN meeting opened its doors and offered an opportunity to interact with the MCDC members regarding the new drafts of the charter. Notes are available here. On July 28, a regional conversation with the Francophone community was held. Here comes a short summary here in English and French. Additionally, on August 2 we had a fruitful conversation with the LATAM region.
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