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Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 6[edit]

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 6, April 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the sixth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board of trustees elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while the more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Leadership Development - A Working Group is Forming! - The application to join the Leadership Development Working Group closed on April 10th, 2022, and up to 12 community members will be selected to participate in the working group. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification Results are out! - The global decision process on the enforcement of the UCoC via SecurePoll was held from 7 to 21 March. Over 2,300 eligible voters from at least 128 different home projects submitted their opinions and comments. (continue reading)
  • Movement Discussions on Hubs - The Global Conversation event on Regional and Thematic Hubs was held on Saturday, March 12, and was attended by 84 diverse Wikimedians from across the movement. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Grants Remain Open! - Since the start of the year, six proposals with a total value of about $80,000 USD have been approved. Do you have a movement strategy project idea? Reachout to us! (continue reading)
  • The Movement Charter Drafting Committee is All Set! - The Committee of fifteen members which was elected in October 2021, has agreed on the essential values and methods for its work, and has started to create the outline of the Movement Charter draft. (continue reading)
  • Introducing Movement Strategy Weekly - Contribute and Subscribe! - The MSG team have just launched the updates portal, which is connected to the various Movement Strategy pages on Meta-wiki. Subscriber to get up-to-date news about the various ongoing projects. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

Let's talk about the Desktop Improvements[edit]

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Hello!

Have you noticed that some wikis have a different desktop interface? Are you curious about the next steps? Maybe you have questions or ideas regarding the design or technical matters?

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 29 April 2022 at 13:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 88045453898. Dial by your location.

Agenda

  • Update on the recent developments
  • Questions and answers, discussion

Format

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file. Olga Vasileva (the Product Manager) will be hosting this meeting. The presentation part will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, French, Italian, and Polish. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org.

At this meeting, both Friendly space policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces apply. Zoom is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy.

We hope to see you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 00:35, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now - April 2022[edit]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library has free access to new paywalled reliable sources. You can these and dozens more collections at https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/:

  • Wiley – journals, books, and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences
  • OECD – OECD iLibrary, Data, and Multimedia​​ published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • SPIE Digital Library – journals and eBooks on optics and photonics applied research

Many other sources are freely available for experienced editors, including collections which recently became accessible to all eligible editors: Cambridge University Press, BMJ, AAAS, Érudit and more.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: log in today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 13:16, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Join the Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan conversation with Maryana Iskander at 17:30 UTC 27 April and 16:00 28 April 2022[edit]

The final general call about the Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan/2022-2023/draft will begin in 50 minutes. I hope you can join us at the following Zoom link. The languages supported with live interpretation for this call are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

There is also a final call focused on Wikimedia Commons tomorrow at 16:00 UTC, and comments can also be provided on-wiki: Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan/2022-2023/draft/Your Input. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 16:40, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Version provisoire de ma thèse au sujet de Wikimédia[edit]

Bonjour, voici pour ceux que cela intéresse le lien vers la version provisoire de ma thèse de doctorat portant sur le mouvement Wikimédia que je destine à mon jury en première lecture et en vue de ma défense privée prévue le 17 mai. Sa mise en page a été un vrai calvaire pour réussir à transformer des pages Web MediaWiki en pdf, mais voilà j'ai fait ce que j'ai pu. Il doit certainement rester pas mal de fautes d'orthographe que je corrigerai pour la version définitive. N'hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez des remarques, suggestions ou autre. Voici le lien vers le PDF de la version provisoire. Une belle fin de journée à tous ! 130.104.34.102 18:12, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Coming soon: Improvements for templates[edit]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 11:13, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Call for Election Volunteers[edit]

Greetings,

The Movement Strategy and Governance team is looking for community members to serve as election volunteers in the upcoming Board of Trustees election.

The idea of the Election Volunteer Program came up during the 2021 Wikimedia Board of Trustees Election. This program turned out to be successful. With the help of Election Volunteers, we were able to increase outreach and participation in the election by 1,753 voters over 2017. Overall turnout was 10.13%, 1.1 percentage points more, and 214 wikis were represented in the election.

But a total of 74 wikis that did not participate in 2017 produced voters in the 2021 election. Can you help change the participation?

Election volunteers will help in the following areas:

  • Translate short messages and announce the ongoing election process in community channels
  • Optional: Monitor community channels for community comments and questions

Volunteers should:

  • Maintain the friendly space policy during conversations and events
  • Present the guidelines and voting information to the community in a neutral manner

Do you want to be an election volunteer and ensure your community is represented in the vote? Sign up here to receive updates. You can use the talk page for questions about translation.

Best regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

MPossoupe (WMF) (talk) 03:11, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Movement Strategy Implementation Grant for the creation of an all-purpose file tool[edit]

Hello! I'll be developing an all-purpose file tool that includes the feature to detect potential copyright-violating images that also appear on the Internet. I thought it would be a good idea to request a Movement Strategy Implementation Grant from the Wikimedia Foundation. You can find more information about the scope of the tool and the grant on m:Grants:Project/MSIG/EpicPupper/Fortuna. Feel free to leave comments, questions, suggestions, or ideas on the grant talk page, and endorsements or offers to translate or localize the tool in the relevant sections. Thanks! EpicPupper (talk) 09:35, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Technical help[edit]

Hello! Can someone help me block this page from being recreated in my homewiki? It's an autopromoting article lacking notability with no serious sources. I tried salting the title and even putting it on Mediawiki:Titleblacklist but it still gets created somehow. Can someone check if I've done the Titleblacklist part correct and tell me as a SqWiki admin what else can I do (and why salting isn't working)? - Klein Muçi (talk) 14:43, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Are you sure it's not working? When I look at it logged-out, it shows me the titleblacklist error message. And you first protected the page only after the last edit, so that should work too. --MF-W 15:17, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've reprotected the same title 3 times now and it still got created. That's why I went to the titleblacklist and the page I've posted here is after I had gone there. I find my words hard to believe as well because it makes no sense technically-wise, so I can't really say I'm sure, but... If you think everything is alright, I'm just deleting again and hoping for the best. - Klein Muçi (talk) 16:38, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Aaand, no. It doesn't work. The page got recreated again twice. Here and here. We really need to find a way to stop this cat and mouse game. - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:17, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Klein Muçi: You don't need the second + in .*Ali+ +Sabri.*. All whitespaces and underscores are automatically collapsed into one space by MediaWiki. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 09:29, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh, better now? - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:33, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Klein Muçi: Worse, I'm afraid. You don't need the second +, but you do need the space (optionally, append a ?). NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 09:35, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, fixed. :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:38, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Klein Muçi: I have just saw a note that says The title "Ali Sabri (foobar)" has been banned from creation when trying to create the page. That being said, this can be marked as resolved. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 09:43, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I hope this was the actual problem and now is fixed. Thank you! :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:45, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Information about paid translation[edit]

Hello! I am an administrator on sc.wiki, and I have a doubt about a specific kind of paid editing. A user that is being paid through a project made by a few Sardinian municipalities, and financed by the Italian law for preservation of Minority Languages (the 482/99), to create material in Sardinian language has translated the Italian article for a Sardinian municipality into Sardinian, and posted it on sc.wiki. He was not asked by anyone to do it, even if he did it in the hours he was paid for, and disclosed it in the notes. It's that necessary for edits like that? I don't know if such a project could be equated to the situation that is described here for GLAM workers, where it says that they don't need to disclose it if they were not told to do specific edits. He was not told to work on Wikipedia at all, actually, just to do stuff in Sardinian. It looks like the same situation to me.--L2212 (talk) 23:24, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@L2212: If they have already disclosed that they were paid, and that their contributions are not promotional by nature (i.e. spam), I think there's nothing to worry about. While it is true that they don't need to, they should also be more than welcomed to disclose any conflicts of interest. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 03:18, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thank you very much! L2212 (talk) 17:01, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Let's talk about the Desktop Improvements[edit]

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Hello!

Have you noticed that some wikis have a different desktop interface? Are you curious about the next steps? Maybe you have questions or ideas regarding the design or technical matters?

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 17 May 2022 at 12:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 86217494304. Dial by your location.

Agenda

  • Update on the recent developments
  • Questions and answers, discussion

Format

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file. Olga Vasileva (the Product Manager) will be hosting this meeting. The presentation part will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, Italian, Polish; also, only at the first meeting: Farsi, Vietnamese; only at the second meeting: Portuguese, Spanish, Russian. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org.

At this meeting, both Friendly space policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces apply. Zoom is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy.

We hope to see you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 05:02, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Administrator problem in Uyghur Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, in Uyghur Wikipedia is only one administrator which is years ago not active. In Uyghur Wikipedia are vandalism in many pages. I did suggested myself as administrator but there is no one who did vote (there is actually no correctly active user) ug:Wikipedia:Administrators. Please help me, we need administrator. TayfunEt. (talk) 14:54, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@TayfunEt.: I'm afraid that "admin" is the abuse filter. If your RfA has already been opened for 7 days, just ask at SRP. A steward will then grant you adminship should no problems arise. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 15:20, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@TayfunEt. ugwiki is also supported by the Global sysops, you can ask for specific help for ugwiki at Steward requests/Miscellaneous. — xaosflux Talk 15:25, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Xaosflux: and @NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh: Thanks from the informations! TayfunEt. (talk) 21:28, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Multilingual Wiktionary[edit]

Could you give me feedback for this project? Faster than Thunder (talk) 19:35, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cf. an old idea: Requests for new languages/Wiktionary multilingual. You might also be interested in Omegawiki, which is mentioned there. --MF-W 22:05, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki E-Books[edit]

Wiki E-Books logo

Wiki E-Books

Proposing a new WikiProject for E-books publishing. E-books should evolve and embrace data such as pictures, videos, tables, graphs, linked data, in line references, (wikilinks/hyperlinks). Basically E-books written using the Wiki Markup Language using a new MediaWiki platform. Books are written and look like they did 150 years ago and a lot has changed since then.

--Wikideas1 (talk) 08:09, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Threats from IPs[edit]

I have main ID in ta.wiki and I do contribute other wiki projects such as en,wiki, commons, etc. Also, I am sysop in ta.wiki. I encounter a new issue/threat from IPs such as 117.246.112.204, 117.202.255.143, 117.209.251.234, 117.209.140.46, 117.209.138.244, etc. These IPs target me and other 3 admins and a user. IPs tries to connect with me and other users with terrorist activities and use very uncivilized words, harassment and personal attack. It happens for more than 2 months. We could block those IPs only with zero tolerance and don't overlook legal threats. But, the attack continues from other IPs. Does blocking IP range prevent such threat, and does it affect other users since the IPs are dynamic IPs? Is there more effective way? Does Wikimedia foundation take any step to stop legal threats, harassment and personal attack? --AntanO 03:45, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@AntanO: Hi, this sounds like a problem for the Trust and Safety team. Please submit your report by emailing ca@wikimedia.org. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 14:02, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. AntanO 17:05, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Invitation défense publique thèse de doctorat sur le mouvement Wikimédia[edit]

Bonjour à tous.

La défense de ma thèse de doctorat portant sur le mouvement Wikimédia est fixée au Vendredi 17 juin à 17 h 30 à Louvain-la-Neuve.

Tous les membres de la communauté Wikimédia sont les bienvenus.

Voici le lien vers la page d'information et d'inscription : https://fr.wikiversity.org/wiki/Sujet:Wvtdl418nfnoxnif

Belle fin de journée ! Lionel Scheepmans Contact (Fr-N, En-3, Pt-3) 08:49, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Lionel Scheepmans as I assume it's in French I won't be attending, but Bonne Chance! Nosebagbear (talk) 09:17, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wikitech edit request[edit]

On wikitech:Reporting a connectivity issue#Additional troubleshooting, please add a line like "If you can connect to www.wikimedia.org but not to other Wikimedia sites your issue is probably not a connectivity issue." Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 21:50, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done * Pppery * it has begun 15:04, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]