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חדשות עיקריות מקרן ויקימדיה, ספטמבר 2012

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כותרות מ דוח קרן וויקימדיה וה דוח הנדסת וויקימדיה של ספטמבר 2012, ומבחר אירועים של תנועת ווימדיה

חדשות עיקריות מקרן ויקימדיה

סרגל הכלים 'אוֹצֵר דף', משמש כאן כדי לסמן את המאמר חדש כבדוק ולשלוח למחברו הודעה

כלי 'אוֹצֵר דף' מקלים על סקירת מאמרים חדשים בוויקיפדיה

בכל יום, אלפי דפים חדשים נוצרים בוויקיפדיה, הדורשים מאות עורכים מתנדבים לבדוק את איכותם.כדי להקל על עבודתם, צוות מחוייבי העורך פיתח את כלי 'אוֹצֵר דף'.הוא כולל שני כלים:

  • ההזנת דפים חדשים, סקירת דפים חדשים, עם הערות המקלות על הסקירה שלהם.
  • הכלי 'אוֹצֵר דף', שמופיע לצד העמוד החדש, ומציע לעורכי-אישור-אוטומטי גישה נוחה לפעולות שונות, כמו: סימון את הדף החדש כנסקר, תיוג שלו עם בעיות באיכות, או להציע אותו למחיקה.

כלי 'אוֹצֵר דף' יושם בוויקיפדיה באנגלית ב-20 בספטמבר ומתוכנן להיות זמין גם בפרויקטים נוספים.

עורכי ויקיפדיה חדשים רבים חווים תסכול כשהם מתחילים מאמר שאינו עומד בציפיות קהילה ובעקבוץ זאת הוא נמחק. יש לקוות כי כלי 'אוֹצֵר דף' יביא גם למשוב טוב יותר עבור יוצרי דף.

השקת מודל חדש מבוסס-מתנדבים לחלוקת כספי תרומות

במהלך חצי השנה האחרונה, הוקם דגם חדש של חלוקת כספי התרומה שגייסו דרך אתרי פרויקט ויקימדיה.יותר מ 10 מיליון דולרים מזה עכשיו יוקצו בהתבסס על המלצות ועדת קרנות ההפצה החדשות (FDC), אשר מורכבת כולה ממתנדבים.

Following a public nomination process, the seven voting members of the first FDC have been announced: Arjuna Rao Chavala (India), Dariusz Jemielniak (Poland), Ali Haidar Khan (Bangladesh), Mike Peel (United Kingdom), Yuri Perohanych (Ukraine), Sydney Poore (United States), and Anders Wennersten (Sweden). They are joined by Jan-Bart de Vreede (Netherlands) and Patricio Lorente (Argentina) as non-voting representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Susana Moraes (Portugal) was appointed as ombudsperson for the FDC process.

The FDC is now reviewing funding requests by 12 organizations, which are open for public comment until October 22.

The Wikimedia Foundation has agreed to host a new travel project site at the request of the Wikimedia community. Unfortunately, on August 29, 2012, Internet Brands, the owner of the Wikitravel website, sued two Wikitravel volunteers, alleging various legal claims. In response, one of the volunteers filed an anti-SLAPP motion, arguing that Internet Brands’s lawsuit sought to suppress his right to discuss the new Wikimedia travel project. The Wikimedia Foundation has also filed a suit against Internet Brands, claiming that it has no right to impede the creation of the new travel project.

נתונים ומגמות

Global unique visitors for August:

456.25 million (+0.98% compared with July; +7.92% compared with the previous year)
(comScore data for all Wikimedia Foundation projects; comScore will release September data later in October)

Page requests for September:

19.1 billion (+5.3% compared with August; +20.9% compared with the previous year)
(Server log data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects including mobile access)

Active Registered Editors for August 2012 (>= 5 mainspace edits/month, excluding bots):

79,572 (-0.74% compared with July / -0.81% compared with the previous year)
(Database data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects. Note: We recently refined this metric to take into account Wikimedia Commons and activity across several projects.)

Report Card (integrating various statistical data and trends about WMF projects) for August 2012:



Wikimedia Foundation YTD Revenue and Expenses vs Plan as of August 31, 2012
Wikimedia Foundation YTD Expenses by Functions as of August 31, 2012

(Financial information is only available for August 2012 at the time of this report.)

All financial information presented is for the period July 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012.





Technology Group


Fundraiser Group


Global Development Group


Governance Group


Finance/HR/Admin Group


Legal/Community Advocacy/Communications


Total Expenses


Total surplus/(loss)



  • Revenue for the month of August is $1.4MM vs plan of $465K, approximately $946K or 203% over plan, primarily due to the $1.0MM received from the Sloan Foundation.
  • Year-to-date revenue is $1.8MM vs plan of $1.9MM, approximately $0.1MM or 9% under plan.
  • Expenses for the month of August is $2.6MM vs plan of $2.7MM, approximately $0.1MM or 3% under plan, primarily due personnel expenses, internet hosting expenses, travel expenses, capital expenses, and legal expenses partially offset by a grant for the India catalyst program and higher recruiting expenses.
  • Year-to-date expenses is $5.2MM vs plan of $5.9MM, approximately $0.7MM or 12% under plan, primarily due to personnel expenses, internet hosting, travel expenses, capital expenses, legal expenses.
  • Cash position is $21.8MM as of August 31, 2012 which is approximately 6.2 months of expenses.
Video of the monthly Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting covering the month of September (October 4, 2012)

Other movement highlights

Al Mac's Diner-Restaurant - one of the US finalist images for Wiki Loves Monuments

Worldwide Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest with record participation

More than 15,000 people uploaded more than 350,000 images throughout September for Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, the contest focused on free photos of national monuments. The number of photos more than doubled from the 2011 event, which has been officially certified as the largest photo contest in the world by Guinness World Records. The national winning entries have since been announced for the US and other countries, and the worldwide top 12 will be announced in early December.

Conflict of interest discussions

During September, the "wiki-town" projects Monmouthpedia and Gibraltarpedia generated discussion about whether a Wikimedia UK trustee had led them in a way that blurred his roles as a Wikimedia chapter trustee, a paid consultant for the projects’ government partners, and an editor of the English Wikipedia. Wikimedia UK and the Wikimedia Foundation have since jointly appointed an independent expert advisor to review both Wikimedia UK’s governance arrangements and the conflicts of interest related to these projects.

First EduWiki Conference

The University of Leicester, England, saw the first EduWiki Conference, bringing together academics from three continents and Wikimedians to talk about the Wikipedia Education Program and other ways of collaboration. The two-day conference was organized by Wikimedia UK.