Wikimedians of Latvia User Group

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This is the information page of the approved Wikimedians of Latvia User Group with plans to turn into a chapter.


Mailing list 
wikimedia-lv (archive)
Skype chat 
Join chat
Twitter: @wikipedia_lv
Vikipēdija latviešu valodā
The village pump 
Vikipēdija:Kopienas portāls (English translation)


  • Improve in quality and number of articles and other content in Latvian language in Wikimedia projects;
  • Improve in quality and number of articles about Latvia in other languages in Wikimedia projects;
  • Provide support for Līvõ and Latgaļu language projects;
  • Increase content about Latvia in Commons;
  • Do outreach work about using and contributing to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects;
  • Organise various content improvement contests;
  • Develop relationships with GLAM institutions;
  • Collaborate with other WM user groups and chapters, other free content groups in Latvia.


Membership is open. To join the group, add your name to the list and use provided means of communication.

Members with their most active projects:

  • Papuass (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2005, sysop), Commons, Wikidata
  • Edgars2007 (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2009, bureaucrat), Commons, Wikidata
  • Biafra (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2010)
  • Voll (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2013), Wikivoyage, Commons
  • ScAvenger (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2006, sysop), Commons
  • GreenZeb (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2006)
  • DJ EV (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2012)
  • Kikos (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2008, sysop), Commons, Wikidata
  • Feens (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (bureaucrat, since 2004), wikidata
  • Gaujmalnieks (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2008), Commons
  • Treisijs (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2008, sysop), Wikidata
  • AgrisR (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2014), Commons
  • Jummals (talk), Latvian Wikipedia, Wikidata
  • Turaids (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2007), Wikidata
  • Silraks (talk), Latvian Wikipedia (since 2013), Translatewiki, Wikidata

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Projects and activities[edit]

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Ongoing activities[edit]

Legislative initiative
In October 2012 Latvian Wikipedians submitted initiative to change Freedom of Panorama restrictions in Latvia. To be reviewed in Parliament, the initiative has to gather 10000 signatures. It is possible to do so in electronic form, using an officially recognized website, run by NGO. The initiative is still in vote gathering phase.
Translation and localization
We are maintaining the translation and localization of MediaWiki and its extensions messages in Latvian on