User talk:SSethi (WMF)

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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, SSethi (WMF). 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 if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

 — billinghurst sDrewth 09:46, 12 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I THINK IT'S A GREAT PROPOSAL (number: 15) . THANKS . ----- Ahm masum (talk) 09:33, 26 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Developer wishlist survey vote[edit]

Thanks for the notification on's VPT. I've read through all the proposal titles but it seems that not that many of them are at all relevant to editors, however technically competent, who aren't already developers... I guess it's our bad for missing the proposal stage. Deryck C. 11:42, 7 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sysop bits[edit]

When you delete a page, please pay attention to make sure you're deleting what you actually want to delete. :-) If you want we can get the sysop bits removed from your account: it's unnecessarily frustrating to have such buttons when one has so few chances to practice their usage. --Nemo 21:22, 5 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sentence case[edit]

Hello, in MediaWiki we generally use sentence case, it's part of the free links practice. I think [1] was made unintentionally, before seeing related changes, so I've restored the traditional title. --Nemo 21:25, 5 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is also a useful resource. I'm restoring the redirect at mw:Talk:Google Summer of Code past projects for you. --Nemo 21:27, 5 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for your help and for sharing useful tips! I will keep that in mind for the next time :) -- SSethi (WMF) 19:35, 5th July 2017 (UTC)

Syntax corrections[edit]

Hello, I've applied several wikitext fixes (apart from typos):

  • avoid adding unit markers manually;
  • is not a suitable link target for a translatable page, because it's not translatable, so you need to choose something like Wikimedia movement or Wikimedia projects here on Meta-Wiki;
  • it's not allowed to use the |link= syntax with images which are not in the public domain, unless you take care of license compliance (usually attribution to the authors and mention of the license) yourself, e.g. on the page itself;
  • finally, and unimportantly, "metawiki:" is not really a prefix we use (if the VisualEditor added it, please report that as a bug).

--Nemo 21:36, 5 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great to meet you![edit]

Srishti, it was very good to meet you at Wikimania! I really enjoyed talking to you at the last session. Thanks! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c · enwiki) 15:12, 16 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Following up the IP ban[edit]

Hello Srishti,

We had the chance to meet around a table at Wikimania with Satdeep. In the last survey to developers, I reported the IP ban issue. I am happy it was mentioned in the report as this really is a constraint, at least for me. Though this might be an isolated case, it restrains me from pursuing my commitment with my peer African Wikimedian Developers. Is something planned to be done about this issue?

Cheers, African Hope (talk) 11:04, 6 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Samuel, Thank you your message and thank you for reporting about the issue in the survey. I will look into the issue, discuss with my team and will get back to you ASAP. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 07:51, 9 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@African Hope:,@SSethi (WMF): Hi everyone! So, let's see... Earlier this year, we had a lot of spam and uploads of material that should not be in Phabricator. We discussed the situation and what to do in phab:T168142. In the end the result is that we currently block certain IP ranges of some specific Wikipedia Zero providers, so these people cannot access Phabricator. But obviously there is some unexpected behavior (like phab:T173537 where Derrick reported that he cannot view images but that he is not on Wikipedia Zero), or phab:T174342 which implies that we miss some IP ranges for Wikipedia Zero providers that we thought we would block. Also note that one IP range in our block got very recently narrowed in so we block less users. If you experience problems and you are not using Wikipedia Zero in Morocco or Algeria (I think you are not), I'd love to have a good description what happens, which browser you use, which internet provider, whether that is (also) a mobile provider or not, from which country, and which IP address you have. As that is all rather sensitive personal data that you might not want to publish here in public, feel free to drop me an email to aklapper(_AT_) Thanks. And sorry for the hassle. :-/ --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 18:03, 9 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello @SSethi (WMF): and @AKlapper (WMF):. Thanks for taking the time to answer. I will diligently provide more details by e-mail as AKlapper suggested.
Cheers. African Hope (talk) 18:40, 9 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Join us tomorrow for the last event in the series Women in the Wikimedia movement: Women in technical spaces![edit]

Hi! Thank you for signing up to attend one or multiple virtual events in the conversations series Women in the Wikimedia movement [1]. Your participation has made the events and conversation really interesting and good so far.

In about 12 hours, we will be hosting the last event of the series, Women in technical spaces. The virtual event will take place on BlueJeans, and will be broadcasted on YouTube. Our presenters will be Josephine Lim, who will be presenting about her work contributing to the Wikimedia Commons Android app, and Ciell and Ecritures, who will be sharing their experience creating an all-women and non-binary people hackathon in the Netherlands. After their presentations, there will be some time for conversations. I want to encourage everyone to participate! To this end, please join us on the BlueJeans link if you are able.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow! María Cruz

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:42, 21 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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[Mini-MWT at VVIT] Thank You![edit]

Hi Sristhi, thanks a lot for joining us during the Mini-MediaWiki training workshop at VVIT. Your session was quite informative, and helped the students to understand different areas of Wikimedia technical spaces. The report is available at outreach:Education/News/March 2019/Mini-MWT at VVIT (Feb 2019), it might be of your interest. Thanks again, KCVelaga (talk) 13:29, 11 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[WikiConference India 2020] Invitation to participate in the Community Engagement Survey[edit]

This is an invitation to participate in the Community Engagement Survey, which is one of the key requirements for drafting the Conference & Event Grant application for WikiConference India 2020 to the Wikimedia Foundation. The survey will have questions regarding a few demographic details, your experience with Wikimedia, challenges and needs, and your expectations for WCI 2020. The responses will help us to form an initial idea of what is expected out of WCI 2020, and draft the grant application accordingly. Please note that this will not directly influence the specificities of the program, there will be a detailed survey to assess the program needs post-funding decision.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:10, 12 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[WikiConference India 2020] Conference & Event Grant proposal[edit]

WikiConference India 2020 team is happy to inform you that the Conference & Event Grant proposal for WikiConference India 2020 has been submitted to the Wikimedia Foundation. This is to notify community members that for the last two weeks we have opened the proposal for community review, according to the timeline, post notifying on Indian Wikimedia community mailing list. After receiving feedback from several community members, certain aspects of the proposal and the budget have been changed. However, community members can still continue engage on the talk page, for any suggestions/questions/comments. After going through the proposal + FAQs, if you feel contented, please endorse the proposal at WikiConference_India_2020#Endorsements, along with a rationale for endorsing this project. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:21, 19 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for helping to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations[edit]

Wikimedia 2030 Celebration Image Wikimedia 2030
Thank you very much for everything you did to help create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations! I am especially grateful for the enormous amount of work you did in the Product & Technology working group and all the care and commitment you brought to the process. --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 09:49, 25 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Debugging/fixing template errors" - 27 March 2021 (Saturday)[edit]

Greetings, this is to inform you that as part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, a workshop on "Debugging/fixing template errors" will be conducted on upcoming Saturday (27 March). We will learn how to address the common template errors on wikis (related but not limited to importing templates, translating them, Lua, etc.)

Details of the workshop are as follows:

If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, 13:03, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

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[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on Workshop on "Designing responsive main pages" - 30 April (Friday)[edit]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we would like to inform you about the third workshop of this year on “Designing responsive main pages”. During this workshop, we will learn to design the main page of a wiki to be responsive. This will allow the pages to be mobile-friendly, by adjusting the width and the height according to various screen sizes. Participants are expected to have a good understanding of Wikitext/markup and optionally basic CSS.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page.

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SWT South Asia Workshops: Feedback Survey[edit]

Thanks for participating in one or more of small wiki toolkits workshops. Please fill out this short feedback survey that will help the program organizers learn how to improve the format of the workshops in the future. It shouldn't take you longer than 5-10 minutes to fill out this form. Your feedback is precious for us and will inform us of the next steps for the project.

Please fill in the survey before 24 June 2021 at

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:51, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apologies for missing the WiR quality signal session just now[edit]

My stupidity in losing track of time. By the time I joined there was no-one there. I hope he session went well. Dsp13 (talk) 18:48, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dsp13 Hi, the session will start in 10 minutes :) If you are available, you are welcome to join! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 18:50, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First SWT bot workshop on "Pywikibot framework" to take place coming Friday, February 25th at 16:00 UTC[edit]

Hello, Thank you for signing up for the small wiki toolkits workshops. The first workshop on the topic of “Pywikibot framework introduction & installation” is coming up - it will take place on Friday, February 25th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here.

We will record this workshop and update the workshops page with the link later. Also, a quick note on the certificate distribution we shared briefly in a previous announcement - out of the eight planned workshops, individuals who will complete five and a final assignment will receive a digital certificate.

We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti (talk) (On behalf of the SWT Workshops Organization team) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:00, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indic Hackathon | 20-22 May 2022 + Scholarships[edit]

Hello SSethi (WMF),

(You are receiving this message as you participated previously participated in small wiki toolkits workshops.)

We are happy to announce that the Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group will be organizing Indic Hackathon 2022, a regional event as part of the main Wikimedia Hackathon taking place in a hybrid mode during 20-22 May. The regional event will be an in-person event taking place in Hyderabad.

As it is with any hackathon, the event’s program will be semi-structured i.e. while we will have some sessions in sync with the main hackathon event, the rest of the time will be upto participants’ interest on what issues they are interested to work on. The event page can be seen at

We have full scholarships available to enable you to participate in the event, which covers travel, accommodation, food and other related expenses. The link to scholarships application form is available on the event page. The deadline is 23:59 hrs 17 April 2022.

Let us know on the event talk page or send an email to if you have any questions. We are looking forward to your participation.

Regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:43, 12 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Coolest Tool Award 2022: Call for nominations[edit]

Coolest Tool Award 2022: Call for nominations[edit]

The fourth edition of the Coolest Tool Award welcomes your nominations! What is your favorite Wikimedia related software tool? Please submit your favorite tools by October 12, 2022! The awarded projects will be announced and showcased in a virtual ceremony in December.

- via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:47, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Coolest Tool Award 2022: Call for nominations[edit]

The fourth edition of the Coolest Tool Award welcomes your nominations! What is your favorite Wikimedia related software tool? Please submit your favorite tools by October 12, 2022! The awarded projects will be announced and showcased in a virtual ceremony in December.

- via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:40, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]