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Review the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[edit]

Hello all,

I am pleased to share the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct work. The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) draft charter is now ready for your review.

The Enforcement Guidelines require a Building Committee form to draft a charter that outlines procedures and details for a global committee to be called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). Over the past few months, the U4C Building Committee worked together as a group to discuss and draft the U4C charter. The U4C Building Committee welcomes feedback about the draft charter now through 22 September 2023. After that date, the U4C Building Committee will revise the charter as needed and a community vote will open shortly afterward.

Join the conversation during the conversation hours or on Meta-wiki.


RamzyM (WMF), on behalf of the U4C Building Committee, 15:34, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sharing the link to the Mental Health Resource Center[edit]

Hey there! I work in the Community Resilience & Sustainability team of the Wikimedia Foundation. I am writing to you today to let you know about the Mental Health Resource Center in case you find this resource useful. This is a new group of pages on Meta-wiki aimed at supporting the mental wellbeing of users in our community. This project is the result of the work of a Human Rights intern at the Wikimedia Foundation, who wrote a Diff blog post about it.

While we previously provided helpline contact information for people who are in an active crisis or near-crisis, the team’s goal is to provide additional resources to offer mental health and wellbeing information in a number of languages, covering a wide range of topics. Our hope is not only to help people who are in crisis, but help prevent crises.

As with the Helpline information page, the Foundation’s Trust and Safety team is tasked with maintaining the pages. They will do a quarterly review of the content, which will include reviewing any recommended changes left on the talk page. Because this is a page they send to people who are in crisis, for liability reasons they do have to review substantial changes. However, they very much hope for recommendations and ideas and especially notes of problems.

The Resource Center contains the helplines, a glossary of mental health terms, and resources divided by category with supported languages listed next to each resource. There is also a table available if community members wish to view the resources sorted by language. The hope is this resource expands over time to cover more languages and cultures. Currently, translations into several languages are underway. Best, JKoerner (WMF) (talk) 17:29, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Replace global locking with global blocking for accounts[edit]

Tracked in Phabricator:
Task T17294

as far as 2018, people were saying that global locks will be replaced by global blocks in the future, this has not materialized as of 2023, if fandom can global block, so can the wikimedia network. Grandmaster Huon (talk) 16:26, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

see phab:T17294 for more on this topic. — xaosflux Talk 17:54, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The apps’ online meeting in October 2023[edit]


I would like to invite you to an online meeting with the mobile apps team. It will take place on the 27th of October at 5 p.m. UTC (check your zone’s exact time).

The host will be Jazmin Tanner, the product manager of the apps team, with a number of our software engineers; you can join the meeting from the following:

Feel free to share your questions and thoughts about Wikipedia’s mobile apps on the Wikimedia Apps/Office Hours page on We would love to hear from you. The last date to add your input will be on the 24th of October at 12:00 UTC.

Also, we can provide Arabic and French interpretations if we get +7 sign-ups for each language on the same link before the 3rd of October.

If you'd like a one-day reminder before the meeting, simply add your username, and I'll send you one.

We will be waiting for you all! ARamadan-WMF (talk) 07:55, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]