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Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP)

This is to invite you to join the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) campaign to help improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win prizes. The campaign starts today 1st July 2020 and closes 31st August 2020.

The campaign primarily aims at using images from Wikimedia Commons on Wikipedia articles that are lacking images. Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

Please visit the campaign page to learn more about the WPWP Campaign.

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 08:24, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

feel free to translate this message to your local language when this helps your community

Feedback on movement names

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language if necessary. Thank you!

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 20:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Nachdem das Banner für diese unbrauchbare und parteiische Umfrage aus methodischen Gründen abgelehnt wurde, jetzt halt dieser Versuch der Streuung, um für den Schrott noch TeilnehmerInnen zu finden. Statt endlich aufzuhören hinter dem schlechten Geld weiteres hinterher zu werfen, und dieses unsägliche und bislang unbrauchbare Umbenennungsunterfangen gegen den erklärten Widerstand der Community fortzuführen, wird einfach ohne Nachdenken weitergemacht. Auf die Community zu hören scheint keine denkbare Option bei der kleinen Gruppe UmbenennerInnen zu sein. Habt Ihr eigentlich gar keine Skrupel? Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 20:45, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Equals sign parser function template conflicts

I just created this page: Equals sign parser function template conflicts. The following wikis are affected: bewiktionary, dsbwiki, dvwiki, enwikinews, hewikisource, huwiki, huwiktionary, hywiki, jawiktionary, jbowiktionary, nlwiktionary, nvwiki, orwiktionary, ruwiktionary, sqwikibooks, ttwiki, ukwiktionary, sourceswiki, frwikisource. If you can help or communicate the issue to the involved wikis in their own language, please do and comment.

I made a separate page for the issue to make it easier to track progress, and I expect this to take a while. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 15:21, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Alexis Jazz: This conflict strikes me as something that should be tracked on Phabricator. Would you like me to add a task there describing this issue and referencing your page? I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 17:03, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
@I JethroBT (WMF): You mean a subtask of phab:T91154? — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 17:36, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz: I'm not sure whether a comment or a subtask is more appropriate in this case-- I think your comments and references on the task capture the problem well enough, though. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 19:58, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: progression path identified  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:48, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Where to store this data/information?

fr:Modèle:Plan des tramways vicinaux de Gand au 01/01/1950 It would be usefull if this mapdata now stored in a template on the French Wikipedia would be available to all language Wikipedia's. Its structuraly not for Wikidata. May be a Wikidata item for the whole or the lines individualy as far as it goes. Can this type of data be integrated into the project Abstract Wikipedia? There must be a tool allowing modifications. The licensing is also an issue as this would be mostly own work (tracing) based on other sources (old maps, Google Earth, written sources etc) Maybe look at how the Openstreet community does it.Smiley.toerist (talk) 22:29, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

@Smiley.toerist: you might be able to use mw:Help:Tabular Data#Usage, but you might run into performance issues. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 19:10, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:49, 2 August 2020 (UTC)


Why system detected that I used proxi, if I didnʼt use it (I have having this IP for much time)? 16:35, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Your IP could be in a range together with abusive IPs or your IP may have been assigned to a proxy before it was assigned to you. Which wiki are you trying to edit? — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 17:14, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Blocking is in past. And assignation was at least one year before blocking. 10:07, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
There is little value in discussing this here. Talk to the stewards if you have a global block issue. Even better create and edit from an account so that mitigating any block that catches you is easier.

Either way, you are not currently globally blocked Special:GlobalBlockList/ so what is the point of the conversation?  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:50, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:49, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia award ceremony

Lastly on Wikipedia in which was proposed by me that we should award people for their editing in which doesn't stop all other awards but this will be given yearly. This award should be given to all section of sister wiki project rather than wikipedia only. This proposal is going on Wikipedia and is also from wikipedia but I want it to be in all wiki sisters project and joint will be analyzed here.Tbiw (talk) 13:19, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Where is the link to the proposal? Stryn (talk) 16:57, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
I assume it's en:Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)#Wikipedia award ceremony that's meant. As with all such "volunteer of the year" award proposals, I think this would be divisive and distracting, since any editor (on any of the projects) who is active enough to warrant consideration for an award, will also be active enough to have been involved in some kind of controversy or dispute, and for the WMF to be publicly endorsing them will by definition alienate other editors.Iridescent (talk) 06:56, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

Request withdrawn

This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:50, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

How do I customize this userbox?

Hi, on my userpage here (, I inserted a userbox I borrowed from someone else's page because I liked its design. However, I want to change the "main account" part from Wikitionary to Wikipedia. How do I do that? -Fast Foe Comet

@Fast Foe Comet: Replace "wikt" with "w". --Yair rand (talk) 21:12, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much! -Fast Foe Comet
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:50, 2 August 2020 (UTC)