Wishes 2014

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Another year, the 11th Wikimania... What should the future bring?

You may not have a LOT of time. But you certainly have ONE minute.

Without giving it too much thought, please share the FIRST wish that comes to your mind for the coming year, regarding our projects and helping the world become a better informed & educated place. In keeping with tradition, no more than two sentences. WikiThanks.png (For longer thoughts and wishes, see strategy project.)

List of wishes[edit]

  • A stroopwafel t-shirt. Legoktm (talk) 13:25, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Automatic multimedia transcoding & a high-profile video project :-D
  • An easy to use tool to upload and correctly attribute derivative works to Commons. Chris McKenna (WMUK) (talk) 13:28, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Technical developments made in concertation with communities, in their own language, in order to facilitate contributions and help new users. Trizek from FR 13:36, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Happiness, love and better content for all. James F. (talk) 13:48, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Cross-project transclusion. SJ talk  13:51, 8 August 2014 (UTC) (RichF reminded me of a reasonably efficient solution that could be implemented)
  • Make the wiki less bitey, especially to newbies, by designing out some of the edit conflicts (there's a bunch of proposals on bugzilla going back years) WereSpielChequers (talk) 13:59, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Wiktionary to become wikibase-based -Ash Crow (talk) 14:19, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • More empathy, more edits, more bicycles & more pastries. Aaronshaw (talk) 14:38, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Copyright claim extended to animals! Bennylin 15:12, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Wiki projects at all (or at least 10) of Tec de Monterrey's campuses (Mexico)--Thelmadatter (talk) 16:59, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • SUL finalisation. --MF-W 17:01, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • More kindness across the board Ssastry (talk) 17:19, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • That we each continue to assume good faith, seek the truth and remain open to all points of view in our relationships with each other. AVossbrinck(WMF) (talk) 17:48, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Cross-project effort against unfriendly behavior and not assuming good faith. --Sir48 (talk) 20:09, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Actions instead of words against paid advocacy and astroturfing. EllenCT (talk) 01:44, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Tools to support cross-wiki collaboration (wiki* vs wikidata or wiki* vs wiki commons). --PierreSelim (talk) 11:04, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Total i18n for Commons. --Nemo 15:13, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Better technical and textual support for audio files on Commons. It's pretty disgraceful at the moment. Tony (talk) 07:41, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Disable the superprotection feature on all wikis. odder (talk) 07:54, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Using our content-ontologies, plus the idea of skill trees, to track what we've read and edited (per Raphs' presentation). Quiddity (talk) 22:32, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Replace all on-wiki template invocation code with Wikidata. Not just for the sake of wiki syntax cleanliness, but for the sake of easier translation. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 06:23, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  • A peaceful relation between the communities (WMF, editors, meta-contributors). ~ Seb35 [^_^] 11:07, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
  • A beautiful Wikipedia reading and editing experience that's consistent across all devices Tfinc (talk) 23:59, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

List of anti-wishes[edit]

  • I hope that over the next year we don't see another case of a WMF employee deliberately provoking a conflict with a large segment of the international community. Revent (talk) 07:34, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
  • No more disabling of VisualEditor. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 06:26, 13 August 2014 (UTC)