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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Rohini, 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). Happy editing!

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A barnstar for you[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to you in recognition of your leadership and presentation skills in the Train the Trainer 2015 program. We hope to have enriched your Wiki-experience and would like to see active contribution from you towards outreach and other Wiki-activities. Thank you once again for your enthusiastic participation. Smiley.svg -- CIS-A2K team (talk) 10:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[edit]

Hi! The Wikimedia Foundation would like your input on how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project.

After reading the Reimagining WMF grants idea, we ask you to complete this survey to help us improve the idea and learn more about your experience. When you complete the survey, you can enter to win one of five Wikimedia globe sweatshirts!

In addition to taking the the survey, you are welcome to participate in these ways:

This survey is in English, but feedback on the discussion page is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

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Last call for WMF grants feedback![edit]

Hi, this is a reminder that the consultation about Reimagining WMF grants is closing on 8 September (0:00 UTC). We encourage you to complete the survey now, if you haven't yet done so, so that we can include your ideas.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

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What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?[edit]

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Hi there,

I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!

Here’s how to participate:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:33, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Future IdeaLab Campaigns results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.

With great thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:55, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review[edit]


I've recently launched an Inspire Campaign to encourage new ideas focusing on content review and curation in Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia volunteers collaboratively manage vast repositories of knowledge, and we’re looking for your ideas about how to manage that knowledge to make it more meaningful and accessible. We invite you to participate and submit ideas, so please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 28th.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is welcome - your skills and experience can help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign to improve review and curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and accessible! I JethroBT (WMF) 05:39, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

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Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[edit]

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Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 15:57, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Participate in the Inspire Campaign and help address harassment![edit]

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Through June, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas focusing on addressing harassment toward Wikimedia contributors. The 2015 Harassment Survey has shown evidence that harassment in various forms - name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others - is pervasive. Available methods and systems to deal with harassment are also considered to be ineffective. These behaviors are clearly harmful, and in addition, many individuals who experience or witness harassment participate less in Wikimedia projects or stop contributing entirely.

Proposals in any language are welcome during the campaign - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign so that we can work together to develop ideas around this important and difficult issue. With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 17:47, 31 May 2016 (UTC) (Opt-out instructions)

WikiConference India 2016 updates[edit]

WikiConference India 2016 is here!


Thanks for signing up as a volunteer for WikiConference India 2016 (WCI 2016). Here are some updates regarding the event:

  • PEG request for WCI 2016 has been approved. We appreciate WMF PEG team's support and decision in facilitating this. We thank all community members who endorsed and contributed to this initiative. We are excited and look forward to an intensive month planning and executing WCI 2016.
  • Phase 1 filtering of scholarship applications has been done. Among 450+ applications, 200+ applications have been shortlisted for final review. We are expecting to announce the results by July first week.
  • WCI 2016 Call for Participation is open now. Please submit your proposals for paper presentations, lightning talks, and workshops.
  • Please take WCI 2016 Program Survey and help us design the conference based on community's needs.
  • Please initiate and participate in the Punjab edit-a-thon. It is a gift from all Indian language communities for the Punjabi community which is hosting the conference. The community that adds most number of bytes or words will be awarded a trophy.



WCI 2016 Team.

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Reporting and other updates for WikiConference India 2016 scholarship recipients[edit]

WikiConference India 2016 reporting and other updates!


Glad to get in touch with you after the conference!

  • Please give your feedback for the conference through this survey before 25th August 2016.
  • As part of the scholarship agreement, please document your learnings and experience using the form here before 31st August 2016.
  • If you haven't claimed reimbursement yet, please fill this claim form and post it to the following address before 18th August, 2016. Please attach original bills and boarding passes. Please note that we won't be extending the date any further.
The Centre for Internet and Society,
Attention: Mr. Ajoy Kumar,
No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, 560071.

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Invitation to "target countries" discussion[edit]

Hello, Rohini! Since you've been closely involved with the Indian community for a long time, we're inviting you to a discussion on "target countries". You can help the product team at the Wikimedia Foundation create a new list of countries and metrics to replace the "global south" concept in our process with something more relevant. Interested? Learn more about this discussion and share your perspective. (This message is available in more languages.) Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) 20:05, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Maithili Wikimedians Mission 10[edit]

We're on Twitter![edit]

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Hello Rohini!
Follow the Wikimedia LGBT user group on Twitter at @wikilgbt for news, photos, and other topics of interest to LGBT Wikipedans and allies. Use #wikiLGBT to share any Wiki Loves Pride stuff that you would like to share (whether this month or any day of the year) or to alert folks to things that the LGBT Wikipedan community should know. RachelWex (talk)

RachelWex (talk) 02:23, 11 July 2017 (UTC)


See Grants:Project/Chinmayisk/Community toolkit for Greater Diversity.Regards:)Godric on Leave (talk) 09:16, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

CIS-A2K Newsletter August September 2017[edit]

CIS-A2K has published their newsletter for the months of August and September 2017. Please find below details of our August and September newsletters:

August was a busy month with events across our Marathi and Kannada Focus Language Areas.

  1. Workshop on Wikimedia Projects at Ismailsaheb Mulla Law College, Satara
  2. Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Dalit Mahila Vikas Mandal
  3. Marathi Wikipedia Workshop at MGM Trust's College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aurangabad
  4. Orientation Program at Kannada University, Hampi

Please read our Meta newsletter here.

September consisted of Marathi language workshop as well as an online policy discussion on Telugu Wikipedia.

  1. Marathi Wikipedia Workshop at Solapur University
  2. Discussion on Creation of Social Media Guidelines & Strategy for Telugu Wikimedia

Please read our Meta newsletter here: here
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CIS-A2K Newsletter October 2017[edit]

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CIS-A2K has published their newsletter for the months of October 2017. The edition includes details about these topics:

  • Marathi Wikipedia - Vishwakosh Workshop for Science writers in IUCAA, Pune
  • Bhubaneswar Heritage Edit-a-thon
  • Odia Wikisource anniversary
  • CIS-A2K signs MoU with Telangana Government
  • Indian Women Bureaucrats: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Interview with Asaf Bartov

Please read the complete newsletter here.
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Wow! That was a damn good reply:--

  • Are you actually saying that you are opposing this application not on its merits or lack thereof, but for you not receiving a reply to your extremely loaded and presumptuous query
    • Accountability is an integral part of the Wikimedia Culture.I guess this's not some new news to you.
    • Extremely loaded and presumptuous query--Do not use civility and/or FSP to deflect criticism/questions you do not prefer to hear. I've been witness to some illustrious editing careers of a bevy of WMF-blessed editors, (who have sang the same tune of greater diversity etc.) at often than not, their (mis)-adventures has culminated in some of the most gargantuan messes, that has consumed an equally expansive amount of time to clean up.Ironically, those coordinators are typically never-ever seen during these times.
  • That question which was appended to a comment which was marked as a violation of the friendly space policy
    • Though my question referenced Sitush's comments in passing, it did not derive from it and was a stand-alone query. Sitush's t/p thread had the links of the various community-discussions about the DLM issue and it was obviously prudential to just link the t/p thread than link all the discussions separately.
  • That question which was posted after the community review period was over, when I was no longer actively watching the space for questions and comments?
    • You've got the 1st part entirely right.
    • I was no longer actively watching the space for questions and comments anything that was not honey-coated talk--That would be a more appropriate phrasing.The notification system would have surely informed you about this message at your talk-page which would have let you to somewhere.
  • The only inference you draw from my not engaging with your question is that I must want to evade it.
    • Eh! How mean I am! I definitely failed to note that the issue of my query was so fucking complex, that you were expending months on answering it.My sincere apologies, for the mis-understanding.
  • piggy-back on prejudiced and hostile comments.
    • I truly wonder about how I, so prejudiced, managed to weakly support it.

Cheers!Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 08:56, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

@Winged Blades of Godric:

  • I agree that accountability is indispensable. I fail to see why the page where you posted your opposing comments is a place for me to be held accountable for the project or its grant. Please move your question from the endorsements section of the grant application to the discussion page and we will talk about it there.
  • You suggest here that WP: Civil and Friendly Space Policy can be disregarded.
  • I disagree. Criticism can be delivered while being civil. Questions can be asked while being respectful, to inform and be informed. Questions that are peremptory and loaded in their nature begin the conversation on the wrong foot. Things may seem quite boring for some people this way, but slings and arrows are the reason why the Wikimedia community is not balanced in terms of representing knowledge from various quarters. :)
  • If you would like to challenge the Friendly Space Policy, there are avenues to do so. My Talk page or the pages pertaining to the community toolkit project are not the right place for it.
  • I still hold that your question was loaded and presumptuous and came from a lack of understanding of the project and how it would be executed. I urge you again to move your question to the discussion page and I shall explain what is wrong with the very framing of the question.
  • "But as Sitush said, how do you guarantee..." This phrasing suggests your comment was in the same vein as Sitush's intervention posted in the same section of the page. That intervention had already been marked as a violation of the Friendly Space Policy. IMO, referring to it is not a prudent thing to do if you intend to ask constructive questions in good faith and expect to receive replies that are likewise. In my opinion, nothing was wrong in posting the links you posted. Those links gave us context.
  • With reference to your assessment that I evade all talk that is not "honey-coated", please take a look at all the vitriol in the endorsements section and the discussion page of our application. Please also take a look at the replies posted by me and my team.
  • How I wish that conversations on Wikimedia talk pages involved questions that are indeed f**king complex and not loaded, rhetorical, presumptuous, uncivil or peremptory! (Also, a girl has to earn her bread, edit Wikipedia, complete her schoolwork, fight off online abuse and run her household, occasionally saving the world while she is at it. #JustSaying.)
  • "Piggy-back on" Sitush's "prejudiced and hostile comments". My apologies for the misunderstanding. Thank you very much for your weak support of our project.

With regards, Rohini (talk) 11:05, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

    • Thanks for the reply.For the time, I will expect that you will do your background-research better, rather than casting random aspersions on weak pretexts of civility et al.If you think I'm against FSP, this comment on a very-related issue will probably be an indicator of my boundaries of civility and friendly space.As much as I disagree with grossly offensive/obscene/loaded remarks, I have an equal contempt for those who use these policies to avoid any spotlight on their actions.Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 11:30, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
    • Anyways, on some retrospection, I will apologize if any of my comments/replies offended you.Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 11:35, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
    • See my comments at the proposal t/p.Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 12:39, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

@Winged Blades of Godric: I appreciate your apology. I am travelling and will take a few days to respond to your post on the project's discussion page. -- Rohini (talk) 17:22, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

CIS-A2K Newsletter, March & April 2018[edit]

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The Community Wishlist Survey[edit]


You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:25, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

online discussion on 'open participation'[edit]


may i please engage you, and rani for an online discussion on 'open participation'

we can do using any efficient method of your choice.. like quick talk on my phone +91 7002397466 .. or whatsapp (same).. or here.. or my email

cheers suman