Welcome to the IEG Committee
Thanks for signing up to join the Individual Engagement Grants Committee! It is my pleasure to confirm your membership. We've got a lot to accomplish together, particularly during the next few months, and it will be awesome to have your help.
To make your membership official, please do 2 things as soon as possible (ideally by Sunday September 20th):
- Introduce yourself in the IdeaLab.
- Send your email address and preferred username to IEGrantswikimedia.org, so that we can subscribe you to the committee mailing list and get you setup on the committee's internal wiki.
Then there are 3 first tasks for active committee members to start on right away:
- Read the information in the Committee Workroom (your committee organizing hub on meta), beginning with the getting started guide for new members.
- Join at least one working group.
- Start giving feedback on open ideas, drafts and proposals! Asking questions to gather information you’ll need to make a recommendation helps prospective grantees think their projects all the way through, and will give us more great proposals to choose from.
Our formal review of proposals starts on October 2nd. WMF staff will be posting information about scoring and selection of proposals on the committee mailing list and in the Workroom soon, so please keep an eye there!
Thanks again for joining us to help make impactful IEGrants :)
- Great to hear from you, Thepwnco and I'm glad to be a member of the IEG community. I care deeply about the integrity of the WMF and her projects, and take very seriously my responsibilities as a member of the IEG community. However, I introduced myself already, I didn't saw your September 20th recommendation. I hope it cause no harm ? Warm regards. Wikicology (talk) 13:17, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
- @Wikicology: Glad to have you join the IEG Committee! May I ask you to send your email address and preferred username to me directly at mjohnson wikimedia.org? There are some technical issues arising with IEGrantswikimedia.org and so I haven't received notification from you. I'm looking forward to working with you! Cheers, --Marti (WMF) (talk) 17:09, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
- Hi Ibrahim.ID, don't feel sad about my comment. It wasn't intended to hurt your pride and I want you to view it as useful feedback that can help you improve yourself rather than put you down. As we go through life we have plenty of opportunity to learn and improve ourselves. Therefore, no matter what kind of criticism is aimed at you, analyze it to find something you can learn from it. When somebody is attacking your character it is hard to accept, but that does not mean you should ignore it. Criticism aimed at you may not make sense at the time. Generally speaking, there is usually some truth in criticism, even when it appears to be given out of spite and bitterness. It is often the case that a slight on your character is a fair reflection of how another person sees you at that point in time. Take a step back and try to see things from the other person’s point of view, perhaps ask a friend for their honest opinion – use criticism wisely and as a learning experience. See if it is possible to learn a little about how others perceive you, you may be able to use criticism to improve your interpersonal skills. Warm regards. Wikicology (talk) 18:54, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
just a note :)
Hi Wikicology, at first: thanks for your reply and for your advices, I understand all points on your last comment but I think you maybe not accurate on your judgments on people: in my Global renamer request you said that I have few edits in 5 years and no enough cross-wiki experience, you voted as "support" here (although the user has 15k only since 2009 and very few edits in other projects), and you voted "support" here (global Sysop not GR!) although he has 33k edits (close to me) and cross-wiki edits like me, of course I respect your opinion, but you should reconsider about users you don't know them, edits count is not perfect standard. this is quick note and there is no bad feeling BTW, best regards -- Ibrahim (talk) 12:08, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
- Ibrahim.ID, it is not my preference in life to give opinion without careful thought. However, I think you are still mistaken. I didn't supported Ks0stm on the basis of their global contributions. I supported them as a result of their work at Usernames for Administrator Attention where they discuss username violations with users and blocking accounts that do not meet the local username policy. I also supported Biplab Anand because they already have a Global Renaming tool which they have not misused and the user is an active member of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team. Wikicology (talk) 13:46, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
- Anyway, your (Support) or (Oppose) are belong to you only with full respect and it's none of my business, I'm talking about my GR request: you vote "Oppose" due to my few contributions and you said that I don't enough cross-wiki experience, although I do all Ks0stm's activities in Arwiki since two years, I also help users in our local page who want to change their names when our GRs not active (by redirect them to Meta page or make a request for non-English speakers), we have 3 GRs only and that explain why I request global renamer, you don't know that I'm #4 in most active administrators in Arwiki.
- I know that is a hard decision when we deal with users we don't know them, but at least I'm not a newcomer, my contributions aren't too few (there are a lot of users with global permissions less than me), there are no concerns or troubles, try to assume good faith, this is not my fault if people don't know me before or not contribute in their projects, thank you -- Ibrahim (talk) 20:00, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
Whose Knowledge? user group update
Hi! Thanks for joining the Whose Knowledge user group - we’re so glad to have you involved!
Here are some updates about recent activities:
- User group approved: Our user group was officially approved in October - hooray! Big thanks to Raystorm and FloNight for the idea to create a user group for the Whose Knowledge? campaign :)
- Mapping feminist knowledge at AWID's 2016 Forum: Interested in learning more about what we’ve been doing lately? Read our blog post on what we learned from mapping feminist knowledge at Association for Women's Rights in Developments 2016 Forum.
- New grant proposal:
- We’ve proposed a WMF project grant. It would be great to have your feedback and/or endorsement by November 1 if this project interests you!
- It would also be great to have your help notifying communities already working on systemic bias about this proposal. Here is a draft message - please translate, change as you see fit for your own context, and share in any communities you’re active in on and off-wiki!
Re: Hi friend
|Hello, Wikicology. Check your email—you've got mail!
Whose Knowledge? News - February 2017
Thanks for all of your support for Whose Knowledge? so far! Get ready, we're going to need lots of your help in 2017 :)
What's new in 2017:
1. Volunteers needed
As Whose Knowledge? grows, there are lots of things to do! Can you help?
- Are you good with data entry, categories, mailing lists or social media? We especially need people to help with organizing knowledge for Dalit History Month, and building out our communications (including this monthly newsletter!) right now!
- If you're interested in volunteering for these or any other projects, please signup here
2. Pilot projects
Building partnerships and testing our approach with marginalized communities.
- Dalit History Month: We're working with Equality Labs to support Dalit communities in South Asia and the United States to map knowledge and create Wikipedia content. Dalit History Month edit-a-thons are coming in April!
- Women's Human Rights Defenders: In partnership with Urgent Action Fund, we'll be supporting a group of women's human rights defenders around the world with more mapping and wiki content creation. Themes and geographies coming soon!
- Kumeyaay Wikipedia Initiative: Following the 2016 Indigenous People's Day edit-a-thon, we're continuing to work with members of the Kumeyaay tribe in Southern California and Baja to map and contribute indigenous knowledge to Wikimedia projects. A discussion day with Kumeyaay community in San Diego is being planned for May.
We've got financial support for 2017!
- WMF grant: 6-month funding (February-July 2017) was approved to pilot our approach to mapping knowledge and creating Wikipedia content with the Dalit community and global women's human rights defenders. Thanks for all your endorsements!
- Shuttleworth Fellowship: Anasuya is a Shuttleworth Fellow! This means we'll be able to spend more time organizing, and have support for convenings, campaign infrastructure, etc.
4. Wikimedia Strategy
Find us at Wikimedia Conference.
- Anasuya and Siko will be carrying the Whose Knowledge? vision of diversity, pluralism and representation of marginalized communities into movement strategy conversations in Berlin March 2017.
- What's your vision for the Wikimedia movement? If you have a perspective that you'd like us to help represent in Berlin, please reach out and let us know!
Whose Knowledge?: [April 2017]
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|April 2017 • Volume 1 • Issue 2|
|Activities and Events:
Dalit History Month Events; Wikimania 2017 submissions
Wikimedia Strategy: Knowledge is Global
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Whose Knowledge?: [July 2017]
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|July 2017 • Volume 1 • Issue 3|
|Activities and Events:
Okvir pilot in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Wikimania 2017
Emancipatory Design Research
Letter from Buenos Aires
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We hope you enjoy this issue of the '''Whose Knowledge?''' News. Please reach out to us if you have any ideas or suggestions! -- Saileshpat using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:18, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Wikipedia Library User Group is being renamed!
Hello! In the past few months, the Wikipedia Library User Group has been undergoing some major planning and developments. We just finished our very first open call with the user group members, which was a great success (see the meeting minutes). If you joined us during the meeting, we’d like to thank you for your interest. If not, not to worry, we have lots of things planned for the user group in which you can participate.
This message is to inform you that based on the input received from the user group members and the founding members, it was agreed that the Wikipedia Library User Group’s name be reconsidered by a voting process. As a valued member of the user group, we’d like to invite you to vote on the list of potential names. You can vote by following this link. The poll will run for a timeframe of two weeks. Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:59, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Nomination Phase
Hello again Wikicology! As stated in our previous message, nominations for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group steering committee elections are now open and will remain open until the 9th. If you are interested and have read the instructions, please nominate yourself on the election page. Please forward your queries to librarieslists.wikimedia.org, and for private correspondence, please get in touch with one of the founding members. And finally, wishing you a prosperous and happy new year on behalf of the user group founding members! On behalf of the user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:00, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Translation request for New Readers Inspire Campaign-- and thanks!
Hi there! I'm contacting you because you've volunteered your time in the past to help translate Inspire Campaigns, or you've expressed an interest about helping to translate. We have a new campaign starting soon about new readers, as we try to encourage contributors to develop ideas on how to inform and invite people to use Wikipedia, especially in places where folks are not aware of it. There are two pages that will need translation:
There will be one additional page for translation that includes the questions we will be asking idea creators when they submit ideas for the campaign. I will notify you when that prose is ready.
Finally, thank you for your support; it's very important to me that these campaigns are accessible to folks across non-English Wikimedia projects, and I wouldn't be able to do that without your time and effort. In appreciation, I'd like to send you a postcard from Chicago where I reside. If you'd like to receive a postcard from me, please e-mail me with an address I contact you at to my work e-mail, cschillingwikimedia.org. I realize this is private information, so if you would prefer not to receive a postcard, that is understandable. Your work to make our projects accessible to everyone is no less appreciated. Please let me know if you have any questions about the prose regarding translation. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 20:33, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Updates on the user group election and #1Lib1Ref
Hi everyone, two quick but important updates:
Timeline for nominations and voting
- Nominations are extended until 12 January 2018.
- Candidates will be lightly vetted by the Founding Members (excluding those who are candidates) to help form a well-functioning committee.
- Vetting will happen from the 13th up to 21 January 2018.
- Voting will begin on the 22nd of January and end on the 4th of February.
- To be able to vote, editors must have joined the usergroup before the 21st of January.
- Results will be announced on or before the 10th of February.
How you can support #1lib1ref
- Participate! Get started at m:1Lib1Ref and add a citation with CitationHunt.org
- Share the campaign on social media using the #1lib1ref hashtag
- Tell your local librarians and library-loving friends about the campaign
- Watch and share this fun explainer video
- Join the Facebook event page for updates
- Join the Wikipedia + Libraries Facebook group for news and camaraderie
- Watch and share the OCLC #1lib1ref webinar
- Read the OCLC #1lib1ref Learner Guide
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting Phase
Hello once again! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2018 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group by 21 January 2018, you are eligible to vote. As mentioned under the instructions for voters, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.
Community engagement survey for the Iceland Conference 2018
As your username is indicated in the list of the members of the Commons Photographers User Group, you are kindely invited to answer this survey in the order to shape the upcoming Iceland Conference 2018 and help the organizing team.
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Results
Hello everyone! The steering committee election for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group is finally over and the results you were patiently awaiting for is here! We had many great candidates with awesome skillsets and experience, unfortunately not everyone could make it to the final eight. We are grateful to all the candidates for stepping up and boldly throwing their hat in the ring. It was a difficult choice and they made it. Now, the results. The candidates who made it to the final eight are,
On behalf of the founding members, the TWL team and the user group members, we congratulate the candidates on their successful run and welcome them to the committee. The steering committee and the founding members will soon meet to discuss the handover and next steps of the user group. Thank you--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:56, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Question for you
I understand you speak Yoruba. I was wondering if you can translate "village in Indonesia" and "Village in China" for me. Its for Wikidata. Thank you in advance. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 21:22, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
- Sure, Artix Kreiger I'm a native speaker of Yoruba language. So, this is the translation: "Abúlé ní Indonesia and "Abúlé ní China" respectively. Regards. Wikicology (talk) 22:19, 22 February 2018 (UTC)