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Deitschland[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Guude! Ich bin von Deutschland (oder Deitschland, wie ihr sagen tätet ^^) und find's klasse, dass ihr des Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch so aufrechterhalten tut. Da ich aus Hessen bin, kann ich leider kein Pfälzisch (logo, gell?), sonst tät ich auch ma nen paar Artikel schreiben. Was mich aber mal interessieren würde: Sprecht ihr eigentlich auch Hochdeutsch, oder nur Platt? Naja, liebe Grüße aus Deutschland und muichts goud!

connectivity project[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo, my name is Anastasiya Lvova, I'm "duty" in Connectivity project. The essence of the "Connectivity" project is to study and enhance the coherence of Wikipedia, or, in other words, to improve hypertext navigation between articles. The project deals with deadends, isolated articles, non-categorized articles, transitivity of the category tree, etc.

We want to work with your language version, but we need configured MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage for it (with direct links to template namespace pages, for example, ru:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/de:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/fr:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage). Is it possible to set it up for our usage?

thanks in advance, Lvova 18:42, 12. Yuni 2010 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The call for applications for Wikimania Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2010 in Gdansk, Poland (July 9-11) is now open. The Wikimedia Foundation offers Scholarships to pay for selected individuals' round trip travel, accommodations, and registration at the conference. To apply, visit the Wikimania 2010 scholarships information page, click the secure link available there, and fill out the form to apply. For additional information, please visit the Scholarships information and FAQ pages:

Yours very truly, Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

Gschwetz 1[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Ich kann leider kein Pennsylvania Deitsch schreiben. Aber ich moechte hier herzliche Gruesse ausrichten an alle! Gute initiative das Internet zu nutzen, um die Sprache zu erhalten! Schoenen Abend aus Columbus. Rudiger (Net signierter Beitrag vun 24.210.18.144 (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 6. Moi 2006, 03:40:52)

Gschwetz 2[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo, ich kann leider nicht Deitsch schreiben aber ich kann lesen und auch sprechen, ich wohne in Deitschland und ich war überrascht, dass es tatsächlich auch Menschen gibt die diese Sprache sprechen ausser mir und meiner Familie und vor allem, dass die Sprache nicht in Deutschland gesprochen wird sondern in Pennsylvania. Sehr sehr gut macht weiter so !!! Grüße aus Hannover, Deutschland. Dennis (Net signierter Beitrag vun 84.131.218.140 (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 20. Jun. 2007, 16:22:08)

Kannel[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Isch irchendäner do, dem sei Vorfahre vielleicht aus de Gechend um Kannel (Kandel), Landaach (Landau) oder Berchzawwre (Bad Bergzabern) in de siedliche Palz stammen ? Wer schäh wanner eich melde dede. (Net signierter Beitrag vun Klaus (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 17. Jul. 2007, 14:27:45)

Tolles Wiki[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Ich finde es ganz toll, dass es ein eigenes Wikipedia in Pensylvania Deutsch gibt. Ich hätte nicht gedacht, dass es soetwas überhaupt gibt. Und wo ich mich jetzt informiert habe, hätte ich gedacht, dass die (anscheinend) meist Amischen Leute, die doch anscheinend moderne Technik ablehnen, nicht gleich ein ganzes Wikipedia starten würden.

Ich finde das auf jedenfall gut.

(english: I think its great, that there is a wikipedia in pensylvania german. I never thought that this would exist. And after i informed my, I never thought that the most amisch People, who (so i read) avoid modern Technic make a whole Wikipedia in Pensylvania German.

I think that's a great idea.) (Net signierter Beitrag vun 89.12.108.12 (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 01:56:11, 12. Jan. 2008)

Hallo aus Deitschland[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo aus Deitschland

Isch finds a ganz scheh das es so Leit gibt die in Amerika so a ähnlischi Sproch wie mer noch schwetze. Ich kumm vun der Kurpalz. Ganz vun der näh vun Mannem (Mannheim). Isch habs erlisch gsacht garnet gwusst das er ach deitsch schwetze tut. Isch hoff ihr hebt misch verstanne. Isch werd uff jeden Fall efters mol uff eire Seit gugge. Bis zumnägschte mol. :-) (Net signierter Beitrag vun JoJo (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 12:02:00, 24. Jan. 2008)

Gschwetz 3[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo aus der Schweiz Schon lange interessiere ich mich für das Leben der Amischen, ihre Kultur und Sprache. Da viele von ihnen eine Schweizer Abstammung haben, fasziniert mich eure Website.Es freut mich sehr, dass ich euer Uffguckbichli gefunden habe. Ich verstehe fast alles auf Anhieb. Vielleicht habt ihr Lust und Zeit, noch mehr über das Leben zu berichten ? Unter anderem würde es mich freuen, wenn Ihr zum Beispiel einige Rezepte aufnehmen könntet-ich würde sie garantiert nachkochen ! Toll, dass das Internet die Welt zu einem Dorf macht ! Liebe Grüsse vom Zürichsee,Lilly (Net signierter Beitrag vun 83.79.202.152 (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 19. Feb. 2008, 23:06:18)

Gschwetz 4[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Dem kann ich mir nur anschliesen, habe vor kurzem mein Interesse fuer Amisch endeckt und bin fasziniert wie sich die Sprache gehalten hat. Naja es klingt schon ein bisschen nach sehr altem deutsch aber das macht es gerade so schoen. Ich spreche leider kein Deitsch, macht weiter so alles Beste aus Muenchen (Net signierter Beitrag vun 142.25.126.136 (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 9. Apr. 2008, 22:37:55)

Moin zsamme[Quelltext bearbeiten]

I bin grad uebber dis Seite hier gestolpert. Gibt it eegendlich Software in Pensilvania-Dutch? Is wer gewilled mol so ebbes ze uebersetze? Wenn si wer find, hier unne drunne notiere!

Klang das ansatzweise richtig? Hab mir Muehe gegeben, den richtigen Dialekt zu nutzen :p Wenn jemand mal Lust hat, mir bei der Uebersetzung einer Software in pdc zu helfen waere das toll!
mfg
Old

(Net signierter Beitrag vun 90.129.10.41 (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 01:02, 10. Sep. 2008)

Countries[Quelltext bearbeiten]

I am new here , but i am determined to make a difference: i am busy making a list of questions that i want to ask since i know NO pensylvanian dutch or german and rely totaly on other articles. I would like to start with:

I can read it, but I would not dare to write it. That is why I use the same method as you do on this wiki. Best regards --Marbot 11:08, 18. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
  1. Is there genders in Deitsch? e.g. in german: ein , eine order einen. I am happy if you talk german or english back :) --Africa South 15:01, 17. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
    Yes, it has genders. Best regards--Marbot 11:08, 18. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
  2. What's the word for country in Deitsch? is it Land? is so, what's the plural? is it Lennen order Lande?--Africa South 15:28, 17. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
    The plural is Lenner. Thus I have corrected the category you created. Best regards --Marbot 11:08, 18. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
  3. Where can i get reference of deitsche names for countries, cities etc.? since i have no reference. --Africa South 12:00, 18. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
    If it is not somewhere on this wiki... I am afraid that I cannot help in this case either. Best regards --Marbot 20:44, 18. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
  4. How many genders are there? 3 or 2? --Africa South 22:03, 18. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
    3 as in German. Best regards --Marbot 15:41, 20. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
  5. Would smaller or newer towns for expample johannesburg or many south african cites or english cities, would they have different names in deitsch? Or is it only american and german cities?--Africa South 14:37, 20. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
    Possibly maybe! I am afraid that I cannot help in this case either. We should definitively wait for a native to help us here. Best regards --Marbot 15:41, 20. Okt. 2008 (UTC)

Gschwetz 5[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Morsche! Ich babbel roihessisch un pälzerisch un dess iss fast so wie des pennsylvanisch deitsch. Ich kann net in pennsylvaanisch deitsch schreibe, abber ich kann des leese. Uf widderseen! (Net signierter Beitrag vun 90.128.25.221 (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 24. Okt. 2008, 17:09:10)

The village pump[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Could someome be so kind and move my contribution to your "village pump" and also, could someone please add a link to your village pump on meta ? Thanks, GerardM 10:09, 30. Jan. 2008 (UTC)

I have done this on September 10, 2008. Thanks for your reminder. Best regards --Marbot 21:43, 1. Nov. 2008 (UTC)

Robot[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Could anybody give them a flag? Shwetzer 12:27, 5. Feb. 2008 (UTC)

This was done in the meantime. However, there is an new page here to request such flags: Wikipedia:Bots. Best regards --Marbot 21:45, 1. Nov. 2008 (UTC)

Quasi per E-Mail über Artikeländerungen auf dem Laufenden bleiben![Quelltext bearbeiten]

Siehe dazu de:wikt:Wiktionary:E-Mail-Benachrichtigung! --- MfG, Melancholie 12:47, 5. Moi 2008 (UTC)

Hallo Melancholie, hab Dank für den Hinweis. Viele Grüße --Marbot 21:46, 1. Nov. 2008 (UTC)

SUL accounts[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Umbenennen und eingliedern/koordinieren verschiedener Login Accounts aus verschiedenen Sprachen (Interwikis). Nur wie geht es genau? Hat es sich schon bis hierher weitergesprochen? I denk es is einfacher mich wieder neu anzumelden, denn ich hab' hier eh' noch nix eingegeben ! Bis Bald Pieter-ZA 15:40, 3. Jul. 2008 (UTC) (Mein neuer Name: "Peter-ZA")

Hallo Peter, ja, es hat sich bis hierher herumgesprochen. Da wir hier aber über keinen Bürokraten verfügen, sind derartige Anfragen für dieses Wiki an dieser Stelle auf META-WIKI zu stellen. Viele Grüße --Marbot 21:51, 1. Nov. 2008 (UTC)

Omd[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Omd, Isch schpike Pensylfanideitsch, ewer ich kamm vun Pensylfanideitschen, die zrick naa Deitschland igwennert sin. Men gereidtes Pensylfanideitsch is a' en bidt annes els det Pensylfanideitsch wes ma sons hieck findt. Drotzdm willsch hieck miterbeete, unsch heff det isch hieck nit unennem uffal! Grietz, --195.14.221.173 22:24, 31. Okt. 2008 (UTC)

Heiya, ich würde mich sehr freuen, sofern sich ein Muttersprachler hier engagierte. Im Moment ist hier nicht viel los und ich selbst wage nichts zu schreiben, da ich die Sprache nur lesend beherrsche. Woran liegt es eigentlich, daß Deine Sprache anders ist? Handelt es sich um etwas wie "Es Nei Teschtament Schpelling" oder ist es noch etwas anderes? Viele Grüße sendet --Marbot 21:19, 1. Nov. 2008 (UTC) PS Vielleicht möchtest Du Dich hier anmelden. Dann wäre es einfacher mit Dir in Kontakt zu treten.

Marbot as administrator[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo,
gestern habe ich das Angebot gemacht (siehe obigen Verweis), meine Tätigkeit als Administrator auf diesem Wiki ein- sowie letztmalig ohne Wahl, um sechs Monate vom 1. Januar bis zum 30. Juni 2009 zu verlängern. Es gibt den nachvollziehbaren Wunsch, daß ich die Gemeinschaft bzw. die Nutzer dieses Wikis, darüber informiere, um so die Möglichkeit des Einspruchs zu geben. Die Gelegenheit dazu besteht für 14 Tage bis zum 30. Dezember 2008. Fragen können hierzu natürlich auch gestellt werden.
Viele Grüße --Marbot 21:42, 16. Dez. 2008 (UTC)

Hello,
yesterday I offered (see the link above) the prolongation of my duties as an administrator on this wiki for the first and last time without a vote from January 1, 2009 until Juni 30, 2009. Comprehensibly, I have been asked to inform community and users of this wiki about this allowing you to bring forward objections. It is possible to do this for the next fortnight until December 30, 2008. Naturally it is possible to ask question about this, too.
Best regards --Marbot 21:42, 16. Dez. 2008 (UTC)

Als Nutzer dieses Wikis unterstütze ich diesen Antrag vollumfänglich! —YourEyesOnly 05:45, 17. Dez. 2008 (UTC)
Ich gratuliere zur Verlängerung! --Sargoth 15:05, 1. Jan. 2009 (UTC)

Betawiki: better support for your language in MediaWiki[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Dear community. I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawiki. This wiki facilitates the localisation (l10n) of the MediaWiki interface. You may have changed many messages here to use your language in the interface, but if you would log in to for example the Japanese language Wiktionary, you would not be able to use the interface as well translated as here. In fact, of 1,736 messages in the core of MediaWiki, 3.06% of the messages have been translated. Betawiki also supports the translation of messages for 126 extensions, with 2,174 messages. Many of them are used in WMF projects and they are vital for understanding the wiki. Currently 0.00% of the WMF extension messages have been translated. Translators for over 90 languages contribute their work to MediaWiki this way every month.

If you wish to contribute to better support of your language in MediaWiki, as well as for many MediaWiki extensions, please visit Betawiki, create an account and request translator privileges. You can see the current status of localisation of your language on MediaWiki.org and do not forget to get in touch with others that may already be working on your language on Betawiki.

If you have any further questions, please let me know on my talk page on Betawiki. We will try and assist you as much as possible, for example by importing all messages from a local wiki for you to start with, if you so desire.

You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the channel #mediawiki-i18n where we will be happy to help you get started.

Thank you very much for your attention and I do hope to see some of you on Betawiki soon! Thanks, GerardM@Betawiki

  • Currently 2.85% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 07:41, 27. Moi 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 2.77% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 07:28, 8. Jul. 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 2.77% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:00, 9. Aug. 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 2.65% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:16, 10. Sep. 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 2.54% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10:10, 16. Okt. 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 2.54% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:51, 10. Nov. 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 2.50% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10:02, 15. Dez. 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 2.48% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 20:03, 12. Jan. 2009 (UTC)
PS Please help us complete the most wanted messages..

DialektWiki[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo Dialektfreunde,

ich würde mich freuen, wenn Ihr hier mal vorbeischauen würdet:

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/DialectWiki http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/DialectWiki/De

Zur weiteren Erklärung:

Es soll ein Dialektwörterbuch entstehen, das aber auch idomatische Redewendungen oder ganze Sätze enthalten kann. Ich habe mit Paul Hemetsberger Kontakt aufgenommen, der ein Wörterbuch Englisch-Deutsch erstellt hat, welches auch ein Audiomodul zur Aufnahme enthält: http://www.dict.cc/

Grundsätzlich kőnnten alle Dialekte, Regionalsprachen usw. darin enthalten sein. Es hängt eigentlich nur von der Mitwirkung ab. Ich habe dahingehend ca. 20 europäische und 4 amerikanische Sprachinstitute angeschrieben.

Um zu starten waere der deutsche Sprachraum am Geeignetesten, da es hier schon mehrere DialektWikipedien gibt: Alemannisch, Bairisch, Sorbisch, Friesisch, Ripuarisch, Plattdeutsch, Limburgisch, Letzeburgisch usw.

Meine Hauptidee ist es, eine Karte , wie z.B. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiMiniAtlas/de einzubinden. Diese Karte könnte man mit Dialektkarten unterlegen (wie bei GoogleMaps), sodaß jeder, der beiträgt, seinen Heimat-/Herkunftsort eingibt und der Eintrag an die Geodaten gekoppelt in die Datenbank weggeschrieben wird.

Diese Dialektkarte kőnnte schon eingeteilt sein in bestimmte Areale, damit die Einträge auch zusammenfaßbar sind. Im Rheinland z. B. Köln und Umland als ein Feld, daneben Düsseldorf, Aachen, Bonn, Krefeld, Ruhrgebiet, Siegkreis, usw.

Es läge dann bei den lokalen Mithelfern, also Euch, oder den Sprachinstituten, um eine Einteilung vorzuschlagen oder eine Karte zu entwickeln.

Der Direktor des schottischen Sprachinstitutes hat mich z.B. darauf hingewiesen, dass das Schottische fünf Hauptdialekte aufweist.

Ich bin neu in der Wikipedia und versuche, mir so viel wie möglich anzueignen, um einen Prototyp zu Wege zu bringen, komme da aber ohne Unterstützung nicht weiter.

Falls Ihr Ideen habt oder noch besser mitmacht, würde ich mich freuen.

Tipps zum Einbinden einer Karte, eines Audiomoduls und vor allem der Koppelung an die Datenbank wären natürlich das Sahnehäubchen.

--Bovelett 15:19, 16. Jan. 2009 (UTC)

Hallo Bovelett,
auf diesem Wiki ist es momentan ist es momentan ziemlich ruhig, um nicht zu sagen, daß momentan keine registrierten Muttersprachler aktiv sind. :-( Deinen Vorschlag finde ich aber sehr gut. Er sollte weiterverfolgt werden. Um eine noch etwas größere Öffentlichkeit zu erreichen, habe ich jeweils eine Neuigkeit auf der Hauptseite bzw. Main page hinterlassen. Bleib bitte am Ball, auch wenn es zunächst ziemlich zäh vorangeht. Wende Dich vielleicht auch an Ziko, den ich als engagierten Streiter für Mehrsprachigkeit bei der Wikipedia kennengelernt habe. Er ist, so mein Eindruck, auch so weit in der "Maschinerie" drin, daß er eventuell auch einen Weg bahnen könnte. Vielleicht bringt der Dialog mit ihm Deinen Vorschlag voran.
Viele Güße vom --Marbot 18:47, 26. Jan. 2009 (UTC)

Problem[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Ich hab een Problem: s Haaptgschwetzblatt iss fun s Bearbeiten gesperrt. --Adriaan90 17:46, 27. Jan. 2009 (UTC)

Wilkum zu der Wikipedia in Deitsch![Quelltext bearbeiten]

isch bin zwor kain nativ speaker vum pdc, abbä vum nerer verwandte sproch. unn desdeweesche kummt mer der satz hier e bissele komisch vor:

Awwer wann du witt, kannscht schreiwe en bissel, odder schreiwe viel.

sollt das net liewer eher so heiße:

Awwer wann du witt, kannscht en bissel schreiwe, odder aa viel schreiwe.

was meent er?

(Net signierter Beitrag vun 80.238.132.195 (Gschwetz | Ardickele) 23:52, 25. Feb. 2008)

Wannscht ned a nativ speaker bischd dann wees isch ned ob des so sinnvoll is zum ennere. Derfschd ned vergesse, dass die schprooch sich inzwische a parallel weiderendwiggeld hot vum original pälzer dialekt...

Spelling[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Ufm Haaptblaat steht ebbes vun re "Nei Teshtament Spelling". Wann mer do hieklikt, sieht ma aa, dass des e annere Spelling is as die, wu do ufm Haaptblatt steht. Wie heest die Spelling do und wu kann ich die Regle fer die Spelling do finne? Ich bin fun de Palz un versuch do so zu schwetze, as ichs do lees. Wie heert sich des fer eener aa, wo Pennsylvaanisch-Deitsch as Muddersprooch red? --Martin 17:39, 17. Mär. 2008

Mir misse verschiddliche Gnepp un Moddle eirichde. Wie kann ich sie zugreife? --Verzannt 12:15, 13 Oktower 2009.

Manual for new and small Wikipedias[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello, at Meta there is the project of a Manual to help new and small Wikipedias, and a set of Wikipedia pages and help pages every Wikipedia should have. You gained experience in these questions when building up your language edition, and I would like you to have a look and comment. Kind regards --Ziko 13:47, 9. Aug. 2008 (UTC)

Confusing[Quelltext bearbeiten]

This wikipedia is becoming extremely frustrating as there are so many variantions of different words and i am struggeling to know which ones are right. This language is on the way to extinction, and the last thing i want is it's only information source (wikipedia) to be confused with 4 different words for the same meaning. I think that a native speaker is vital, Although they are hard to find since most amisch people don't have a computer, but i seriously need any native speakers to log back in, or this wikipedia is doomed. I have so much expansion i wish to make, but the recent findings that 'Saut Afrikaa' is suppose to be Sudd Afrikaa, or Sudafrikaa, or Sudafrikaa, or sauterafrikaa is driving me crazy. please i just ask for someone out there who can speak this language, and the right and grammaticaly correct way.--Africa South 21:13, 21. Nov. 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, even among native speakers there is disagreement on the spelling of various words. Of course, this happens in many languages (e.g., traveled vs. travelled, which is right?). Our ancestors arrived and settled in different areas and dialects of Deitsch arose from different communities. The attempts to suppress Deitsch starting in 1911 did not help matters. Also, there is no authoritative panel or committee that will dictate rules to the speakers. What is helping, though, is the steady progression in the amount of written materials, new textbooks, and university study. There are some formatting issues that can be rectified on the buttons and headlines. --Verzannt 12:26, 13 Oktower 2009.

Relax. Get off your prescriptive Hoch-horse. If there’s no impediment to understanding, there’s no problem. It’s clear your traditional models of “right” and “wrong” are breaking down since nationalist standardization is of little help here
I do agree, though, that tapping as many native speakers as possible to contribute is vital —Wiki Wikardo 19:03, 19. Matz 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I think you are just doing the right thing here with different spellings. I am german (I was really astonished when I discovered this small Wikipedia) and I can tell you, we have so many dialects (and I guess there are as many with english in the US) and your Pennsylvania-Deitsch is not so far from the original Pfälzisch (as far as I can tell, but I understand everything). And, we do not have rules for all these many different forms of Pfältzisch or any other dialect. I myself am from Bavaria, and we have so many different bavarian dialects and there is no rule whatsoever. Every word is pronounced differently every 10 kilometers. Keep cool :-) You are just keeping your ancestor's and your culture. This is not about rules, I guess. At least this is my humble opinion. God bless you! --Structed

As a German native speaker i would like to ask wether this is a spoken or written language? I think its a very strong german dialect, written down phonetically.

Link to decent language resource, please[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hi, I speak only standard German, but would like to learn a bit more about Deitsch; could someone please post a link to an online resource to Deitsch?

Hi, Ich spreche nur Hochdeutsch, aber ich will mehr ueber Deitsch lernen; koennte man bitte eine Verbindung zu einem Internetmittel darueber heranschreiben?

Thanks

Danke

Gott wisst 05:38, 5. Moi 2009 (UTC)

Hallo Gott wisst, frag mal hier oder dort. Viele Grüße --Marbot 14:08, 5. Moi 2009 (UTC)
Ah, jawohl, danke. Man sicher bracht ein buch hierueber schreiben... Vielleicht koennte ich das tun, wenn ich Deitschsprachebuecher finden kann, zumindest... Ich denke...

Danke

Gott wisst 04:48, 6. Moi 2009 (UTC)

Xqt as admin[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Please bring forward and discuss objections against the prolongation of his term as temporary admin, if there are any. Discussion is open until June 30, 2009. Thank you. --Marbot 09:08, 25. Yuni 2009 (UTC)
Bitte benennt und diskutiert Einwände gegen die Verlängerung seiner Zeit als temporärer Admin, sofern es welche gibt. Die Diskussion läuft bis zum 30. Juni 2009. Vielen Dank. --Marbot 09:08, 25. Yuni 2009 (UTC)
Please bring forward and discuss objections against the prolongation of my term as temporary admin, if there are any. Discussion is open until October 1, 2009. Thank you. --Xqt 20:24, 28. Sep. 2009 (UTC)
Bitte benennt und diskutiert Einwände gegen die Verlängerung meiner Zeit als temporärer Admin, sofern es welche gibt. Die Diskussion läuft bis zum 01. Oktober 2009. Vielen Dank. --Xqt 20:24, 28. Sep. 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia[Quelltext bearbeiten]

I saw this wikipedia in a category with related languages on the main page of the african wikipedia and I must say this is a nice initiative, I knew the existence of the dialect but never know there existed a wikipedia from. Myself, I am from West-Flandersin Belgium we speak West-Flemish and have our own wikipedia to (more then 3500 pages now). If I read an article here I can understand some of it while our languages are not so related because West-Flemish is a decent form Dutch (Niederlandsch) and Pensylvania-Dutch is a decent from German (Deutsch), also I can understand more if I read an article here then on the german wikipedia while I talk a little German. Well just wanted to say nice initative to save this language from extinction and keep up the good work! --David-bel 18:34, 22. Yuli 2009 (UTC)

Tried to transelate in relative less German I know:

Ich hab diese wikipedia gesien in an kategorie mit verwante sprachen und wannier ich liezen ein ardickel hier ich kan verschtandn ein bisschen wo mein sprache ies von Niederlandsch und du from Deutsch. Ich finden dis an schönen project veur diese dialekt te redden von aussterbe. Und ich wille zegge, dis is gut werke und doe sie vorder so. Mie, Ich binn von West-Vlandren in Belgiën. Ich worche an das West-Vlaamschn wikipedia und ein bisschen aus die Nederlansche. Sorry for dees schlechte Deutsch, ich wessen mein Deutsch is sehr schlecht mar ich probieren toch sprechen Deutsch. --David-bel 18:34, 22. Yuli 2009 (UTC)

It is very well to understand. Thank you for your comment, it's very nice. -Xqt 20:04, 22. Yuli 2009 (UTC)

Translatewiki.net update[Quelltext bearbeiten]

  • Currently 21.49% of the MediaWiki messages and 6.31% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 14:37, 1. Nov. 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 23.37% of the MediaWiki messages and 10.54% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:16, 8. Dis. 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 23.30% of the MediaWiki messages and 10.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 14:52, 18. Yen. 2010 (UTC)

Small request[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello! I am a Polish wikipedian and I would like to ask you for your help - writing a new article about former Polish President who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 – Lech Wałęsa. I have looked for his biography in your Wikipedia but without success. Polish Wikipedians will be grateful for your help. Thank you so much in advance! PS you can find the English version of the article here. Best wishes from Poland, Patrol110 09:14, 13. Nov. 2009 (UTC)

Danke[Quelltext bearbeiten]

I am not sure if this is the right place for a simple and "unrelevant" thank you (the german wikipedia is very strict about relevance in relation to being an ecyclopedia) but I hope people here are grateful for some praise and recognition as in one of the earlier posts. I am a native german and speak without dialect, so for me personally it is very interesting to read something that originated from the US and while looking strange certainly is readable and understandable, I hope the content of the articles that exist will grow and tell more basic facts. On a sidenote I want to mention that Deitsch while reminding me of my hessian great-aunt seems to have a lot resemblance with modern-day baden-würtenbergisch, which for me is a great source for amusement and it's really amazing to be notice that it's possible to understand the german language as it was preserved in pensylvania today. Thank you for all the time and effort invested into this!

Xqt as admin (2)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Please bring forward and discuss objections against the prolongation of my term as temporary admin, if there are any. Discussion is open until April 4, 2010. Thank you. --Xqt 12:54, 14. Matz 2010 (UTC)
Bitte benennt und diskutiert Einwände gegen die Verlängerung meiner Zeit als temporärer Admin, sofern es welche gibt. Die Diskussion läuft bis zum 04. April 2010. Vielen Dank. --Xqt 12:54, 14. Matz 2010 (UTC)

Xqt as admin (3)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Please bring forward and discuss objections against the prolongation of my term as admin, if there are any. Discussion is open until October 7, 2010. Thank you.
Bitte benennt und diskutiert Einwände gegen die Verlängerung meiner Zeit als Admin, sofern es welche gibt. Die Diskussion läuft bis zum 07. Oktober 2010. Vielen Dank.
Des Geschwetz iss baut die Verlaengering vun Xqt ass Verwalter unn geht bis zum 7. Octower 2010.

Xqt 14:04, 16. Sep. 2010 (UTC)

For prolongation / Für Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

  • PRO pdc.wp urgently needs xqt's continuous and continuing adminship --Murma174 11:06, 18. Sep. 2010 (UTC)

Against adminship / Gegen die Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Fundraising 2010: Beat Jimmy Challenge[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The Fundraising Committee is issuing all interested community members a challenge: we want you to beat Jimmy. The appeal from Jimmy Wales and the corresponding banner have been tested head-to-head with other successful banners, and the results are clear: it's our best performing message... by a lot. This year we have a lofty fundraising goal; we need all of our banners to bring in donations like the Jimmy Appeal, but no one wants to keep the Jimmy banner up for two months. We want to run donor quotes, and other wonderful ideas, but we have to have banners that work as well as or better than the Jimmy appeal.

We've just released the highlights from a donor focus group, and the results of our donor survey. With one month to the launch of the fundraiser, the messages we test must be driven by data from our tests and surveys - we can no longer rely on instinct alone.

We've redesigned our fundraising meta pages with the Jimmy challenge; check out the survey results and propose/discuss banners that reflect these findings. Add the banners you think will 'beat Jimmy' here to be tested Tuesday October 12 against Jimmy. -Dgultekin 19:09, 6. Okt. 2010 (UTC)

Benutzer:JackBot for the flag[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Hallo, apparently LinkFA-Bot isn't enough to ensure all the Vorlage:Link FA presences, that's the reason why I propose my bot help. JackPotte 21:27, 2. Nov. 2010 (UTC)

We just have 2 bots who do this job. I guess it isn't necessary for a third one but consuming a lot of server ressources. Xqt 02:06, 3. Nov. 2010 (UTC)


Die Pälzisch Wikipedia is endlich aa live![Quelltext bearbeiten]

After years in the incubator, finally the Palatinate German Wikipedia is live as well. I think this is good news for the present Wikipedia, because the Palatinate German Wikipedia is likely to attract a lot of editors and it should be relatively straightforward to translate its articles into Pennsylvania Dutch.

The Pennsylvania Dutch Wikipedia is currently referring to itself as "Deitsch". I have noticed a long time ago that this is potentially confusing for the Wikipedias in other variants of German. With the promotion of the Palatinate German Wikipedia this has become a more pressing problem because it now has interwiki links "Deutsch" (-> standard German version) and "Deitsch" (-> Pennsylvania Dutch version). This is very confusing because from the point of view of a Pälzisch speaker this is precisely the same word, once in standard German and once in Pälzisch, always referring to standard German or the entire family of German dialects. If acceptable to the Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch speakers, the best solution would probably be to replace the official self-designation in the MediaWiki interface by "Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch". I note that Deitsch redirects to Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch, so I hope that this is acceptable. I have made a proposal at meta:Meta:Babel#Problem with the way a language version is displayed in interlanguage links. Hans Adler 10:00, 15. Nov. 2010 (UTC)

Kroaati[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo pdc Leud, ich bin vun Kroaatie un han paar Ardickele gschriiwe. Isch verstoo oi ain wenig Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch, drum han ich improofisirt. Ich hoff es iss rischtig gschriiwe. Ich finds schee das me Sprooch pfleget --Lipice 01:47, 13. Yen. 2011 (UTC)

Xqt as admin (4)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Please bring forward and discuss objections against the prolongation of my term as admin, if there are any. Discussion is open until April 7, 2011. Thank you.
Bitte benennt und diskutiert Einwände gegen die Verlängerung meiner Zeit als Admin, sofern es welche gibt. Die Diskussion läuft bis zum 07. April 2011. Vielen Dank.
Des Geschwetz iss baut die Verlaengering vun Xqt ass Verwalter unn geht bis zum 7. Abril 2011. Ich bdank mich.

Xqt 17:10, 1. Abr. 2011 (UTC)

For prolongation / Für Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

  • Of course! E bissel zu spät awa aus Solidarität noch noogedraache ... --Holder 08:53, 18. Abr. 2011 (UTC)

Against adminship / Gegen die Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Multilingual Challenge[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge

This is the first multilingual Wikipedia collaboration. All Wikipedians can take part, in any Wikipedia language. The challenge runs from 1 May until 3 September 2011.
Sign up now!
" Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Andrew Dalby 13:35, 2. Moi 2011 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

For the coordinating committee,
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Risker
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Voting for new time zone[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Just a suggestion, since the majority of speakers of PA Dutch reside in Eastern Time, should the default time zone displayed not be ET instead of UTC? I can see on the map that there are some concentrations as far west as Missouri, but even so, it’s easier for most Americans to add/subtract an hour, than try to figure out GMT based on Daylight Savings Time, etc. w0rd, thanks —Wiki Wikardo 19:03, 19. Matz 2010 (UTC)

I support this request Xqt 14:53, 16. Sep. 2010 (UTC)
Fixed with bugzilla:29351. Xqt 11:34, 15. Yuni 2011 (EDT)

Terms of Use update[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 21:11, 26. Okt. 2011 (EDT)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships for more information.

Thanks!

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 22:01, 21. Dis. 2011 (EST)

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on beta.wmflabs.org. For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 11:28, 15. Yen. 2012 (EST)

Language support group for Plautdietsch[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net.
Thanks, Gmeijssen 13:59, 1. Han. 2012 (EST)

from Lothringen (France)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Heiya, isch bin vun Lothringen un han en paar Ardickele gschriiwe. Isch verstoo oi ain wenig Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch. Isch hoff es iss rischtig gschriiwe. Ich finds oi schee das me Sprooch pfleget! Regards. Jean-Marc Pascolo 09:50, 7. Han. 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[Quelltext bearbeiten]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 10:14, 12. Han. 2012 (EST)

Xqt as admin (5)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Please bring forward and discuss objections against the prolongation of my term as admin, if there are any. Discussion is open until April 16, 2012. Thank you.
Bitte benennt und diskutiert Einwände gegen die Verlängerung meiner Zeit als Admin, sofern es welche gibt. Die Diskussion läuft bis zum 16. April 2012. Vielen Dank.
Die Dischbedutt iss baut die Verlaengering vun Xqt ass Verwalter unn geht bis zum 16. Abril 2012. Ich bdank mich.

Xqt (Diskussion) 17:46, 23. Matz 2012 (EDT)

For prolongation / Für Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

  • Pro. Uf jede Fall! Gruss, --Holder (Diskussion) 04:52, 12. Abr. 2012 (EDT)
  • Pro für unbefristet. Dies ist dein fünfter Verlängerungsantrag und noch nie gab es ein Kontra. Es gab mehrere Jahre Zeit ein solches zu finden. Das du hier nicht endlich Dauer-Admin bist, versteht doch niemand mehr. Merlissimo (Diskussion) 05:29, 17. Abr. 2012 (EDT)
    DerHexer ist schuld. So bleibt man eben in Erinnerung ;) Xqt (Diskussion) 05:37, 23. Abr. 2012 (EDT)

Against adminship / Gegen die Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Done and closed. Adminship continued for another year. Good luck. Billinghurst (Diskussion) (steward) 07:48, 17. Abr. 2012 (EDT)


Update on IPv6[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)

The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 21:17, 1. Yuni 2012 (EDT)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 14:34, 5. Yuni 2012 (EDT)

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Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

Hi,

As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 16:20, 19. Yuli 2012 (EDT)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 22:22, 15. Aug. 2012 (EDT)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.

The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)22:08, 5. Sep. 2012 (EDT)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 09:33, 10. Sep. 2012 (EDT)

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Hello! This wiki will be switched to the up to date Wikipedia logo in about a week. You can see it on commons:Wikipedia/2.0; please comment on talk if there's something wrong with it.
Thank you, Global message delivery (feedback) 17:37, 22. Sep. 2012 (EDT)

Juscht 'n Vorschlaag[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo, ich bin gans nei hier un ich will zu daerre Wikipedia beidraage. Ich kann iwwer Blätze in Pennsylvaani un Deitschland schreiwe.

Nau, verleicht sott ebber 's Link uff die pennsylvaanisch deitsch Wikipedia vun "Deitsch" zu "Pennsylvaanisch" ennere? 'S watt nadierlich en paar Leit verhuddle, awwer ich glaawe, ass so ebbes in der Zukunft meh Sinn macht. Die Links uff die annere deitsche dialekte bsaage "Pälzisch", "Plattdüütsch", usw, un net juscht "Düütsch" oder "Däitsch". Sacreux (Diskussion) 23:03, 13. Okt. 2012 (EDT)

Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at test2.wikipedia.org and mediawiki.org, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 23:08, 15. Okt. 2012 (EDT)

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Thanks!
Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

Sent using Global message delivery, 13:14, 17. Okt. 2012 (EDT)

Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![Quelltext bearbeiten]

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year on the Wikimedia fundraising 'User Experience' project. We have talked to many different people in different countries and their feedback has helped us immensely in restructuring our pages. If you haven't heard of it yet, the 'User Experience' project has the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries (outside the USA) and enhancing the localization of our donation pages.

I am (still) searching for volunteers to spend some time on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. **All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be very low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)**

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!!

Thanks!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Read-only mode expected.[Quelltext bearbeiten]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on timeanddate.com). More information is available in the full announcement.

If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Thank you for your help and your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 10:35, 19. Yen. 2013 (EST)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

  1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
  2. This user account must have more than 75 edits on any single Wikimedia project before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC]. Please check your account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility tool.
  3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

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Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

  • Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
  • Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
  • Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?

Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 15:46, 30. Yen. 2013 (EST)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) coming to this Wikipedia[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally.

Wikidata has been in development for a few months now. It is now time for the roll-out of the first part of it on your Wikipedia. Phase 1 is the support for the management of language links. It is already being used on the Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian and English Wikipedias. The next step is to enable the extension on all other Wikipedias. We have currently planned this for March 6.

What is Wikidata?[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Wikidata is a central place to store data that you can usually find in infoboxes. Think of it as something like Wikimedia Commons but for data (like the number of inhabitants of a country or the length of a river) instead of multimedia. The first part of this project (centralizing language links) is being rolled out now. The more fancy things will follow later.

What is going to happen?[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Language links in the sidebar are going to come from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions?[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata[Quelltext bearbeiten]

To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages. You can see previous editions here.

--Lydia Pintscher 11:14, 21. Han. 2013 (EST)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) live on this Wikipedia[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

As I annonced 2 weeks ago, Wikidata phase 1 (language links) has been deployed here today. Language links in the sidebar are coming from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. It'd be great if you could bring this to this wiki if that has not already happened. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 18:07, 6. Matz 2013 (EST)

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Convert complex templates to Lua to make them faster and more powerful[Quelltext bearbeiten]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)

Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.

If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.

If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system. 16:15, 13. Matz 2013 (EDT) (wrong page? You can fix it.)


Xqt as admin (6)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Please bring forward and discuss objections against the prolongation of my term as admin, if there are any. Discussion is open until April 16, 2013. Thank you.
Bitte benennt und diskutiert Einwände gegen die Verlängerung meiner Zeit als Admin, sofern es welche gibt. Die Diskussion läuft bis zum 16. April 2013. Vielen Dank.
Die Dischbedutt iss baut die Verlaengering vun Xqt ass Verwalter unn geht bis zum 16. Abril 2013. Ich bdank mich.

Xqt (Diskussion) 03:06, 1. Abr. 2013 (EDT)

For prolongation / Für Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

  1. --Holder (Diskussion) 15:34, 2. Abr. 2013 (EDT) Natürlich!
  2. --Melibokus (Diskussion) 06:53, 3. Abr. 2013 (EDT)

Against adminship / Gegen die Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) coming to this Wikipedia[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. It is soon time to enable the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) and things are looking good. The next step is English Wikipedia. This is planned for April 8. If everything works out fine we will deploy on all remaining Wikipedias on April 10. I will update this part of the FAQ if there are any issues forcing us to change this date. I will also sent another note to this village pump once the deployment is finished.

What will happen once we have phase 2 enabled here? Once it is enabled in a few days you will be able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!)

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p169}} in the wiki text of the article on Yahoo!. This will return “Marissa Mayer” as she is the chief executive officer of the company.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can already test it on test2.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 13:08, 5. Abr. 2013 (EDT)

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Request for comment on inactive administrators[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Bitte um Stellungnahme zu inaktiven Administratoren

(Bitte übersetze diese Nachricht für Deine Mit-Wikimedianer. Bitte übersetze auch diesen Entwurf.)

Read this message in English / Lleer esti mensaxe n'asturianu / বাংলায় এই বার্তাটি পড়ুন / Llegiu aquest missatge en català / Læs denne besked på dansk / Lies diese Nachricht auf Deutsch / Leś cal mesag' chè in Emiliàn / Leer este mensaje en español / Lue tämä viesti suomeksi / Lire ce message en français / Ler esta mensaxe en galego / हिन्दी / Pročitajte ovu poruku na hrvatskom / Baca pesan ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia / Leggi questo messaggio in italiano / ಈ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ / Aqra dan il-messaġġ bil-Malti / norsk (bokmål) / Lees dit bericht in het Nederlands / Przeczytaj tę wiadomość po polsku / Citiți acest mesaj în română / Прочитать это сообщение на русском / Farriintaan ku aqri Af-Soomaali / Pročitaj ovu poruku na srpskom (Прочитај ову поруку на српском) / อ่านข้อความนี้ในภาษาไทย / Прочитати це повідомлення українською мовою / Đọc thông báo bằng tiếng Việt / 使用中文阅读本信息。

Hallo!

Es gibt eine neue Bitte um Stellungsnahme auf Meta-Wiki zur Entziehung administrativer Rechte von zu lange inaktiven Wikimedianern. Üblicherweise würde dieser von den Stewards stammende Entwurf in den Wikis gültig werden, ohne dass Administratoren es bestätigen müssten.

Wir stellen auf der Diskussionsseite der Bitte um Stellungsnahme eine Liste der Projekte mit Prozessen für den Rechteentzug für Accounts inaktiver Administratoren zusammen. Bitte füge Deine Projekte der Liste hinzu, wenn es dort eine Richtlinie zu inaktiven Administratoren gibt.

Jegliche Kommentare sind erwünscht. Diese Diskussion wird wahrscheinlich am 21.05.2013 geschlossen werden, aber kann bei Bedarf auch verlängert werden.

Vielen Dank Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 01:11, 24. Abr. 2013 (EDT)

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Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. We have now enabled the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) a month ago and two days ago on the English Wikipedia. Today all the remaining Wikipedias followed.

What does having phase 2 enabled here mean? You are now able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!) The current state is just the beginning though. It will be extended based on feedback we get from you now.

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p159}} in the wiki text of the article on Wikimedia Foundation. This will return “San Francisco” as that is the headquarter location of the non-profit.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:headquarter location}} instead of {{#property:p159}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can test it on test2 if you don't want to do it in an article here.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.


We are excited about taking yet another step towards allowing all Wikipedias share structured data and collect and curate it together. --Lydia Pintscher 15:18, 24. Abr. 2013 (EDT)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Some accounts will soon be renamed due to a technical change that the developer team at Wikimedia are making. More details on Meta.

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[en] Change to section edit links[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The default position of the "edit" link in page section headers is going to change soon. The "edit" link will be positioned adjacent to the page header text rather than floating opposite it.

Section edit links will be to the immediate right of section titles, instead of on the far right. If you're an editor of one of the wikis which already implemented this change, nothing will substantially change for you; however, scripts and gadgets depending on the previous implementation of section edit links will have to be adjusted to continue working; however, nothing else should break even if they are not updated in time.

Detailed information and a timeline is available on meta.

Ideas to do this all the way to 2009 at least. It is often difficult to track which of several potential section edit links on the far right is associated with the correct section, and many readers and anonymous or new editors may even be failing to notice section edit links at all, since they read section titles, which are far away from the links.

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Tech newsletter: Subscribe to receive the next editions[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 17:03, 20. Moi 2013 (EDT)
Important note: This is the first edition of the Tech News weekly summaries, which help you monitor recent software changes likely to impact you and your fellow Wikimedians.

If you want to continue to receive the next issues every week, please subscribe to the newsletter. You can subscribe your personal talk page and a community page like this one. The newsletter can be translated into your language.

You can also become a tech ambassador, help us write the next newsletter and tell us what to improve. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. guillom 17:03, 20. Moi 2013 (EDT)

Trademark discussion[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hi, apologies for posting this in English, but I wanted to alert your community to a discussion on Meta about potential changes to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy. Please translate this statement if you can. We hope that you will all participate in the discussion; we also welcome translations of the legal team’s statement into as many languages as possible and encourage you to voice your thoughts there. Please see the Trademark practices discussion (on Meta-Wiki) for more information. Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk)

Free Research Accounts from Leading Medical Publisher. Come and Sign up![Quelltext bearbeiten]

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. I want to alert you to our latest donation.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi 17:16, 16. Yuni 2013 (EDT)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for Cochrane Collaboration accounts at the COCHRANE sign-up page. Cheers, Ocaasi 17:50, 16. Yuni 2013 (EDT)

X!'s Edit Counter[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Universal Language Selector will be enabled on 2013-07-09[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 09:39, 23. Yuli 2013 (EDT)

VisualEditor and your Wikipedia[Quelltext bearbeiten]

(Please translate this message)

Greetings,

The Wikimedia Foundation will soon turn on VisualEditor for all users, all the time on your Wikipedia. Right now your Wikipedia does not have any local documents on VisualEditor, and we hope that your community can change that. To find out about how you can help with translations visit the TranslationCentral for VisualEditor and read the easy instructions on bringing information to your Wikipedia. The User Guide and the FAQ are very important to have in your language.

We want to find out as much as we can from you about VisualEditor and how it helps your Wikipedia, and having local pages is a great way to start. We also encourage you to leave feedback on Mediawiki where the community can offer ideas, opinions, and point out bugs that may still exist in the software that need to be reported to Bugzilla. If you are able to speak for the concerns of others in English on MediaWiki or locally I encourage you to help your community to be represented in this process.

If you can help translate the user interface for VisualEditor to your language, you can help with that as well. Translatewiki has open tasks for translating VisualEditor. A direct link to translate the user interface is here. You can see how we are doing with those translations here. You need an account on Translatewiki to translate. This account is free and easy to create.

If we can help your community in any way with this process, please let me know and I will do my best to assist your Wikipedia with this |exciting development. You can contact me on my meta talk page or by email. You can also contact Patrick Earley for help with translations and documents on Mediawiki. We look forward to working with you to bring the VisualEditor experience to your Wikipedia! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 15:11, 30. Yuli 2013 (EDT)

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HTTPS for users with an account[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Greetings. Starting on August 21 (tomorrow), all users with an account will be using HTTPS to access Wikimedia sites. HTTPS brings better security and improves your privacy. More information is available at m:HTTPS.

If HTTPS causes problems for you, tell us on bugzilla, on IRC (in the #wikimedia-operations channel) or on meta. If you can't use the other methods, you can also send an e-mail to https@wikimedia.org.

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 15:32, 20. Aug. 2013 (EDT) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

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Notifications[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Notifications inform you of new activity that affects you -- and let you take quick action.

(This message is in English, please translate as needed)

Greetings!

Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.

We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.

There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 15:05, 4. Okt. 2013 (EDT)

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Speak up about the trademark registration of the Community logo.[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Introducting Beta Features[Quelltext bearbeiten]

(Apologies for writing in English. Please translate if necessary)

We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.

Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.

Beta Features is now ready for testing on MediaWiki.org. It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.

Here are the first features you can test this week:

Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on MediaWiki.org, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.

After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.

Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.

Enjoy, and don't forget to let developers know what you think! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 15:28, 5. Nov. 2013 (EST)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[Quelltext bearbeiten]

VisualEditor coming to this wiki[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello. Please excuse the English. I would be grateful if you can translate this message!

VisualEditor is coming to this project on December 2, 2013. VisualEditor is software in development to allow people to edit pages in MediaWiki without needing to learn wikitext syntax (like typing [[ to start a link). It is already available and in use on some Wikipedia projects. Please see mw:Help:VisualEditor/FAQ for more information.

When this software arrives, you will have the option to use it or to use the current wikitext editor. When you press “edit”, you will get the new VisualEditor software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press “edit source”. For more information about how to use VisualEditor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.

We hope that this software will be useful to people in your community, and we can really use your help to make it better! Please let us know if you find any problems. If you're willing and able, please report the issue in bugzilla in the "VisualEditor" product. If you would prefer not, please explain the issue you found on the central feedback page on mediawiki.org. Once VisualEditor is made available, if there are any urgent problems, like an unexpected bug suddenly causing widespread severe problems, please e-mail James Forrester, the Product Manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org for immediate attention.

We would also appreciate help with translation with the pages about VisualEditor here and on MediaWiki.org, and its user interface. To translate the user interface, start by creating an account at TranslateWiki. Once your account request is approved, all you need to do is select your language from this list. This will give you a list of individual lines and paragraphs. The English original will be on one side, with the option to “edit” on the other. Pressing “edit” will open an edit window where you can work.

The User Guide is another important document. To translate this, simply go to the MediaWiki.org page, and select “translate this page”. Your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. If you want to help with translations and would like to talk about how, please leave a message for me on my talk page.

Thank you, and happy editing! --Mdennis (WMF) (Diskussion) 14:45, 19. Nov. 2013 (EST)

Request for comment on Commons: Should Wikimedia support MP4 video?[Quelltext bearbeiten]

I apologize for this message being only in English. Please translate it if needed to help your community.

The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team seeks community guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. This digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It is also known as H.264/MPEG-4 or AVC.

Supporting the MP4 format would make it much easier for our users to view and contribute video on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects -- and video files could be offered in dual formats on our sites, so we could continue to support current open formats (WebM and Ogg Theora).

However, MP4 is a patent-encumbered format, and using a proprietary format would be a departure from our current practice of only supporting open formats on our sites -- even though the licenses appear to have acceptable legal terms, with only a small fee required.

We would appreciate your guidance on whether or not to support MP4. Our Request for Comments presents views both in favor and against MP4 support, based on opinions we’ve heard in our discussions with community and team members.

Please join this RfC -- and share your advice.

All users are welcome to participate, whether you are active on Commons, Wikipedia, other Wikimedia project -- or any site that uses content from our free media repository.

You are also welcome to join tomorrow's Office hours chat on IRC, this Thursday, January 16, at 19:00 UTC, if you would like to discuss this project with our team and other community members.

We look forward to a constructive discussion with you, so we can make a more informed decision together on this important topic. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 01:46, 16. Yen. 2014 (EST)

Universal Language Selector will be enabled by default again on this wiki by 21 February 2014[Quelltext bearbeiten]

On January 21 2014 the MediaWiki extension Universal Language Selector (ULS) was disabled on this wiki. A new preference was added for logged-in users to turn on ULS. This was done to prevent slow loading of pages due to ULS webfonts, a behaviour that had been observed by the Wikimedia Technical Operations team on some wikis.

We are now ready to enable ULS again. The temporary preference to enable ULS will be removed. A new checkbox has been added to the Language Panel to enable/disable font delivery. This will be unchecked by default for this wiki, but can be selected at any time by the users to enable webfonts. This is an interim solution while we improve the feature of webfonts delivery.

You can read the announcement and the development plan for more information. Apologies for writing this message only in English. Thank you. Runa

Amendment to the Terms of Use[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Call for project ideas: funding is available for community experiments[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

Do you have an idea for a project that could improve your community? Individual Engagement Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation help support individuals and small teams to organize experiments for 6 months. You can get funding to try out your idea for online community organizing, outreach, tool-building, or research to help make Wikipedia better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.

Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:

Proposals are due by 31 March 2014. There are a number of ways to get involved!

Hope to have your participation,

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 14:44, 28. Han. 2014 (EST)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello all, in response to some community comments in the discussion on the amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid editing, we have prepared two optional changes. Please read about these optional changes on Meta wiki and share your comments. If you can (and this is a non english project), please translate this announcement. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) 17:56, 13. Matz 2014 (EDT)

Catalan Culture Challenge[Quelltext bearbeiten]

I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

The Catalan-speaking world... Want to find out more? From March 16 to April 15 we will organise the Catalan Culture Challenge, a Wikipedia editing contest in which victory will go to those who start and improve the greatest number of articles about 50 key figures of Catalan culture. You can take part by creating or expanding articles on these people in your native language (or any other one you speak). It would be lovely to have you on board. :-)

We look forward to seeing you!

Amical Wikimedia--Kippelboy (Diskussion) 01:53, 16. Matz 2014 (EDT)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[Quelltext bearbeiten]

This week, the typography on Wikimedia sites will be updated for all readers and editors who use the default "Vector" skin. This change will involve new serif fonts for some headings, small tweaks to body content fonts, text size, text color, and spacing between elements. The schedule is:

  • April 1st: non-Wikipedia projects will see this change live
  • April 3rd: Wikipedias will see this change live

This change is very similar to the "Typography Update" Beta Feature that has been available on Wikimedia projects since November 2013. After several rounds of testing and with feedback from the community, this Beta Feature will be disabled and successful aspects enabled in the default site appearance. Users who are logged in may still choose to use another skin, or alter their personal CSS, if they prefer a different appearance. Local common CSS styles will also apply as normal, for issues with local styles and scripts that impact all users.

For more information:

-- Steven Walling (Product Manager) on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's User Experience Design team

Xqt as admin (7)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Please bring forward and discuss objections against the prolongation of my term as admin, if there are any. Discussion is open until April 19, 2014. Thank you.
Bitte benennt und diskutiert Einwände gegen die Verlängerung meiner Zeit als Admin, sofern es welche gibt. Die Diskussion läuft bis zum 19. April 2014. Vielen Dank.
Die Dischbedutt iss baut die Verlaengering vun Xqt ass Verwalter unn geht bis zum 19. Abril 2014. Ich bdank mich.

Xqt (Diskussion) 11:28, 16. Abr. 2014 (EDT)

For prolongation / Für Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Danke für den Zuspruch. Ihr habt euch doch abgesprochen ;) Xqt (Diskussion) 06:39, 20. Abr. 2014 (EDT)
Und unser nächstes Date ist am 2015-12-31 ;-) --Murma174 (Diskussion) 07:11, 1. Moi 2014 (EDT)


Against adminship / Gegen die Verlängerung[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Media Viewer[Quelltext bearbeiten]


Greetings, my apologies for writing in English.

I wanted to let you know that Media Viewer will be released to this wiki in the coming weeks. Media Viewer allows readers of Wikimedia projects to have an enhanced view of files without having to visit the file page, but with more detail than a thumbnail. You can try Media Viewer out now by turning it on in your Beta Features. If you do not enjoy Media Viewer or if it interferes with your work after it is turned on you will be able to disable Media Viewer as well in your preferences. I invite you to share what you think about Media Viewer and how it can be made better in the future.

Thank you for your time. - Keegan (WMF) 17:29, 23. Moi 2014 (EDT)

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Using only UploadWizard for uploads[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Hello! Sorry for writing in English. It was noted that on this wiki upload is not fully functional for users, who will experience a very difficult and/or illegal uploading. In fact, the licenses/copyright tags dropdown is empty, making it hard or impossible to comply with copyright requirements during upload itself.

Presumably, you don't have interest nor energies to have hundreds templates with the now required HTML, even less a local EDP. I propose to have

so that you can avoid local maintenance and all users can have a functioning, easy upload interface in their own language. All registered users can upload on Commons and existing files will not be affected.

All this will get done around 2014-07-03.

  1. If you disagree with the proposal, just remove your wiki from the list. Remember also to create MediaWiki:Licenses locally with any content (see a simple example), or uploads will be soon disabled anyway by MediaWiki itself (starting in version 1.24wmf11).
  2. To make the UploadWizard even better, please tell your experience and ideas on commons:Commons:Upload Wizard feedback.

Nemo 09:09, 19. Yuni 2014 (EDT)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[Quelltext bearbeiten]


Media Viewer lets you see images in larger size

Greetings— and sorry for writing in English, please translate if it will help your community,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Multimedia team is happy to announce that Media Viewer was just released on this site today.

Media Viewer displays images in larger size when you click on their thumbnails, to provide a better viewing experience. Users can now view images faster and more clearly, without having to jump to separate pages — and its user interface is more intuitive, offering easy access to full-resolution images and information, with links to the file repository for editing. The tool has been tested extensively across all Wikimedia wikis over the past six months as a Beta Feature and has been released to the largest Wikipedias, all language Wikisources, and the English Wikivoyage already.

If you do not like this feature, you can easily turn it off by clicking on "Disable Media Viewer" at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the information panel (or in your your preferences) whether you have an account or not. Learn more in this Media Viewer Help page.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Media Viewer. You are invited to share your feedback in this discussion on MediaWiki.org in any language, to help improve this feature. You are also welcome to take this quick survey in English, en français, o español.

We hope you enjoy Media Viewer. Many thanks to all the community members who helped make it possible. - Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 17:54, 19. Yuni 2014 (EDT)

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WICHTIG: Review der Administratorenaktivität[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hallo. Vor kurzem wurde durch einen globalen Konsens der Community eine neue Vorgehensweise im Hinblick auf den Entzug der erweiterten Rechte (Administrator, Bürokrat etc.) beschlossen (diese Community erhielt einen Hinweis auf die laufende Diskussion). Auf der Grundlage der neuen Regeln werden die Stewards die Aktivitäten der Administratoren in kleineren Wikis einem Review unterziehen. So weit uns bekannt ist, gibt es in diesem Wiki keinen formalen Prozess für den Entzug der erweiterten Rechte bei inaktiven Accounts. Dies bedeutet, dass die Stewards dies auf der Basis des neuen Reviews der Administratorenaktivität erledigen werden.

Wir haben festgestellt, dass die folgenden Benutzer nach den festgelegten Kriterien (keine Bearbeitungen und keine Log-Einträge für mehr als zwei Jahre) als inaktiv einzustufen sind:

  1. Dischdeldritsch (Administrator)
  2. Marbot (Administrator)

Wir werden diesen Benutzern in der nächsten Zeit eine Nachricht zukommen lassen, in der wir sie dazu auffordern, eine öffentliche Diskussion zu eröffnen, wenn sie einige oder alle ihrer Rechte behalten möchten. Erfolgt darauf keine Antwort, werden die erweiterten Rechte von den Stewards entzogen.


Für jedes Wikimedia-Wiki besteht davon abgesehen die Möglichkeit, ein eigenes Review-Verfahren einzurichten, das das globale Verfahren auf lokaler Ebene ersetzt. Ebenso ist es möglich, völlig andere Regeln in Bezug auf inaktive Benutzer mit erweiterten Rechten festzulegen. Möglicherweise existieren bereits diesbezügliche Regeln, die wir übersehen haben. Bitte benachrichtigt in jedem Fall die Stewards auf Meta, wenn wir auf eurem Wiki nicht den globalen Review-Prozess anwenden sollen. Danke, Rschen7754 01:04, 25. Yuli 2014 (EDT)

Help for translate[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language and create the article in your wiki? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki anytime. Thanks! Xaris333 (Diskussion) 22:00, 12. Aug. 2014 (EDT)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

-- JurgenNL (talk) 13:35, 21. Aug. 2014 (EDT)

Process ideas for software development[Quelltext bearbeiten]

’’My apologies for writing in English.’’

Hello,

I am notifying you that a brainstorming session has been started on Meta to help the Wikimedia Foundation increase and better affect community participation in software development across all wiki projects. Basically, how can you be more involved in helping to create features on Wikimedia projects? We are inviting all interested users to voice their ideas on how communities can be more involved and informed in the product development process at the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be very appreciated if you could translate this message to help inform your local communities as well.

I and the rest of my team welcome you to participate. We hope to see you on Meta.

Kind regards, -- Rdicerb (WMF) talk 18:15, 21. Aug. 2014 (EDT)

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Grants to improve your project[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Apologies for English. Please help translate this message.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. Your idea could improve Wikimedia projects with a new tool or gadget, a better process to support community-building on your wiki, research on an important issue, or something else we haven't thought of yet. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to hiring others to help you.

VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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VisualEditor will become available to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 during today's regular software update. Support for some earlier versions of Internet Explorer is being worked on. If you encounter problems with VisualEditor on Internet Explorer, please contact the Editing team by leaving a message at VisualEditor/Feedback on Mediawiki.org. Happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 03:29, 11. Sep. 2014 (EDT).

PS. Please subscribe to the global monthly newsletter to receive further news about VisualEditor.

VisualEditor News #8—2014[Quelltext bearbeiten]

05:49, 13. Okt. 2014 (EDT)

Meta RfCs on two new global groups[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello all,

There are currently requests for comment open on meta to create two new global groups. The first is a group for members of the OTRS permissions queue, which would grant them autopatrolled rights on all wikis except those who opt-out. That proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Creation of a global OTRS-permissions user group. The second is a group for Wikimedia Commons admins and OTRS agents to view deleted file pages through the 'viewdeletedfile' right on all wikis except those who opt-out. The second proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Global file deletion review.

We would like to hear what you think on both proposals. Both are in English; if you wanted to translate them into your native language that would also be appreciated.

It is possible for individual projects to opt-out, so that users in those groups do not have any additional rights on those projects. To do this please start a local discussion, and if there is consensus you can request to opt-out of either or both at m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Thanks and regards, Ajraddatz (talk) 14:04, 26. Okt. 2014 (EDT)

Languages in censuses[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello, Dear wikipedians. I invite you to edit and improve this article and to add information about your and other country.--Kaiyr (Diskussion) 08:36, 31. Okt. 2014 (EDT)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for:

  • DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
  • Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
  • Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
  • British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
  • Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
  • Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
  • JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.18:19, 5. Nov. 2014 (EST)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Global AbuseFilter[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello,

AbuseFilter is a MediaWiki extension used to detect likely abusive behavior patterns, like pattern vandalism and spam. In 2013, Global AbuseFilters were enabled on a limited set of wikis including Meta-Wiki, MediaWiki.org, Wikispecies and (in early 2014) all the "small wikis". Recently, global abuse filters were enabled on "medium sized wikis" as well. These filters are currently managed by stewards on Meta-Wiki and have shown to be very effective in preventing mass spam attacks across Wikimedia projects. However, there is currently no policy on how the global AbuseFilters will be managed although there are proposals. There is an ongoing request for comment on policy governing the use of the global AbuseFilters. In the meantime, specific wikis can opt out of using the global AbuseFilter. These wikis can simply add a request to this list on Meta-Wiki. More details can be found on this page at Meta-Wiki. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on m:Talk:Global AbuseFilter.

Thanks,

PiRSquared17, Glaisher

— 12:36, 14. Nov. 2014 (EST)

VisualEditor News #9—2014[Quelltext bearbeiten]

18:29, 14. Nov. 2014 (EST)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.19:22, 17. Dis. 2014 (EST)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

VisualEditor News #10—2014[Quelltext bearbeiten]

13:59, 26. Dis. 2014 (EST)

VisualEditor News #1—2015[Quelltext bearbeiten]

13:30, 5. Han. 2015 (EST)

[Global proposal] m.Wikipedia.org: (all) Bledder ennere[Quelltext bearbeiten]

MediaWiki mobile

Hi, this message is to let you know that, on domains like pdc.m.wikipedia.org, unregistered users cannot edit. At the Wikimedia Forum, where global configuration changes are normally discussed, a few dozens users propose to restore normal editing permissions on all mobile sites. Please read and comment!

Thanks and sorry for writing in English, Nemo 17:33, 1. Matz 2015 (EST)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2015)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 16:14, 2. Matz 2015 (EST)

Help us coordinate Wikipedia Library's distribution of accounts, communication of access opportunities and more! Please join our team at our new coordinator page.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Inspire Campaign: Improving diversity, improving content[Quelltext bearbeiten]

This March, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas for improving gender diversity on Wikimedia projects. Less than 20% of Wikimedia contributors are women, and many important topics are still missing in our content. We invite all Wikimedians to participate. If you have an idea that could help address this problem, please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 31.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive, positive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign and help this project better represent the world’s knowledge!

(Sorry for the English - please translate this message!) MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 15:02, 4. Matz 2015 (EST)

SUL finalization update[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hi all,apologies for writing in English, please read this page for important information and an update involving SUL finalization, scheduled to take place in one month. Thanks. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 15:46, 13. Matz 2015 (EDT)

Stewards confirmation rules[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 12:12, 10. Abr. 2015 (EDT)

VisualEditor News #2—2015[Quelltext bearbeiten]

15:48, 10. Abr. 2015 (EDT)

Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections[Quelltext bearbeiten]

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

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Greetings,

I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.

This year, elections are being held for the following roles:

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.

The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.

Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at- wikimedia.org

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 05:03, 21 April 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections 2015[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson will continue during the voting. Nominations for the Board of Trustees will be accepted until 23:59 UTC May 5.

The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions on the committee being filled.

The FDC Ombudsperson receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 3 to 23:59 UTC May 10. Click here to vote. Questions and discussion with the candidates will continue during that time. Click here to ask the FDC candidates a question. Click here to ask the FDC Ombudsperson candidates a question. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 FDC election page, the 2015 FDC Ombudsperson election page, and the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 03:45, 4 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2015)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • MIT Press Journals — scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences (200 accounts)
  • Loeb Classical Library — Harvard University Press versions of Classical Greek and Latin literature with commentary and annotation (25 accounts)
  • RIPM — music periodicals published between 1760 and 1966 (20 accounts)
  • Sage Stats — social science data for geographies within the United States (10 accounts)
  • HeinOnline — an extensive legal research database, including 2000 law-related journals as well as international legal history materials (25 accounts)

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 18:12, 4. Moi 2015 (EDT)

We need your help! Help coordinate Wikipedia Library's account distribution and global development! Please join our team at Global our new coordinator signup.
This message was delivered via the Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Board will continue during the voting.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 17 to 23:59 UTC May 31. Click here to vote. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 17:20, 17 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Content Translation beta-feature is now available[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello, Content Translation has now been enabled as an opt-in beta feature on the Pennsylvania German Wikipedia. To start translating:

  1. Please enable the Beta feature in your preferences and check the box for Content Translation.
  2. Visit the page Special:ContentTranslation or to your contributions page to open the tool.
  3. Click on the blue button to create a new translation.
  4. A dialog will be displayed. In the From section select the language of the original article and the article name, and the language you would like to translate to. Also add the title of the new article (or the original title will be inserted) and click on Translate to begin. Your language preferences will be remembered for the next time.
  5. You will see a screen consisting of three columns. The left column contains the text of the source language and the middle column is for the translated text. Using the right column you can perform several actions such as insert source text, remove the inserted text source text, add or remove links etc.
  6. After you translate the article, you can publish it directly as a new page on the Pennsylvania German Wikipedia by using the publish button that appears. In case the article gets created by another user while you were translating, you will see an option to save the newly published translation under your user namespace.
  7. The number of published pages can be seen on the Content Translation stats page.

Since, this is the first time we have installed the tool on this Wikipedia, there are chances that there may be some problems or service disruptions which we are not yet aware of. We will be monitoring the usage to check for any failures or issues, but please do let us know on the Content Translation talk page or through Phabricator if you spot any problems that prevent you from using the tool. For more information, please read the information available in the User Guide. You can also view a short screencast on how to use Content Translation. Our announcement is written only in English, and we would really appreciate if this message can be translated to reach more users of this Wikipedia. Thank you.--Runab WMF (Diskussion) 11:41, 9. Yuni 2015 (EDT)

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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (June 2015)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Taylor & Francis — academic publisher of journals. The pilot includes two subject collections: Arts & Humanities and Biological, Environment & Earth Sciences. (30 accounts)
  • World Bank eLibrary — digital platform containing all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank from the 1990s to the present. (100 accounts)
  • AAAS — general interest science publisher, who publishes the journal Science among other sources (50 accounts)

New French-Language Branch!

  • Érudit (en Francais) — Érudit is a French-Canadian scholarly aggregator primarily, humanities and social sciences, and contains sources in both English and French. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (50 accounts).
  • Cairn.info (en Francais) — Cairn.info is a Switzerland based online web portal of scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences. Most sources are in French, but some also in English. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (100 accounts).
  • L'Harmattan — French language publisher across a wide range of non-fiction and fiction, with a strong selection of francophone African materials (1000 accounts).

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including an expansion of accounts for Royal Society journals and remaining accounts on Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Highbeam Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. If you have suggestions for journals or databases we should seek access to make a request! Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 22:08, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

We need your help! Help coordinate Wikipedia Library's account distribution and global development! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (June 2015)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Taylor & Francis — academic publisher of journals. The pilot includes two subject collections: Arts & Humanities and Biological, Environment & Earth Sciences. (30 accounts)
  • World Bank eLibrary — digital platform containing all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank from the 1990s to the present. (100 accounts)
  • AAAS — general interest science publisher, who publishes the journal Science among other sources (50 accounts)

New French-Language Branch!

  • Érudit (en Francais) — Érudit is a French-Canadian scholarly aggregator primarily, humanities and social sciences, and contains sources in both English and French. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (50 accounts).
  • Cairn.info (en Francais) — Cairn.info is a Switzerland based online web portal of scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences. Most sources are in French, but some also in English. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (100 accounts).
  • L'Harmattan — French language publisher across a wide range of non-fiction and fiction, with a strong selection of francophone African materials (1000 accounts).

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including an expansion of accounts for Royal Society journals and remaining accounts on Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Highbeam Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. If you have suggestions for journals or databases we should seek access to make a request! Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 22:08, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

We need your help! Help coordinate Wikipedia Library's account distribution and global development! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
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18:01, 19. Yuni 2015 (EDT)

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The thumbnail of this gif is of really bad quality.
How a PNG thumb of this GIF would look like

There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)

This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 01:08, 24. Yuli 2015 (EDT)

What does a Healthy Community look like to you?[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Hi,
The Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new learning campaign. The WMF wants to record community impressions about what makes a healthy online community. Share your views and/or create a drawing and take a chance to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Join the WMF as we begin a conversation about Community Health. Contribute a drawing or answer the questions on the campaign's page.

Why get involved?[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn?
Share your views on this matter that affects us all!
We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.

More information[Quelltext bearbeiten]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 19:43, 31. Yuli 2015 (EDT)

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is coming[Quelltext bearbeiten]

(Sorry for writing in English)

When using data from Wikidata on Wikipedia and other sister projects, there is currently a limitation in place that hinders some use cases: data can only be accessed from the corresponding item. So, for example, the Wikipedia article about Berlin can only get data from the Wikidata item about Berlin but not from the item about Germany. This had technical reasons. We are now removing this limitation. It is already done for many projects. Your project is one of the next ones. We will roll out this feature here on August 12.

We invite you to play around with this new feature if you are one of the people who have been waiting for this for a long time. If you have technical issues/questions with this you can come to d:Wikidata:Contact the development team.

A note of caution: Please be careful with how many items you use for a single page. If it is too many pages, loading might get slow. We will have to see how the feature behaves in production to see where we need to tweak and how.

How to use it, once it is enabled:

Cheers Lydia Pintscher MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 13:46, 3. Aug. 2015 (EDT)

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is here[Quelltext bearbeiten]

VisualEditor News #4—2015[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Elitre (WMF), 18:28, 14. Aug. 2015 (EDT)

VisualEditor News #4—2015[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Elitre (WMF), 20:05, 14. Aug. 2015 (EDT)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[Quelltext bearbeiten]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants, to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project. Ways to participate:

Feedback is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT (WMF) through MediaWiki message delivery. 19:08, 18. Aug. 2015 (EDT)

Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hi all,

We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.

Visit the public policy portal: https://policy.wikimedia.org/

Please help translate the statements on Meta Wiki. You can read more on the Wikimedia blog.

Thanks,

Yana and Stephen (Talk) 14:12, 2. Sep. 2015 (EDT)

(Sent with the Global message delivery system)

Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[Quelltext bearbeiten]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals until September 29th to fund new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental ideas that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), Individual Engagement Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 16:52, 4. Sep. 2015 (EDT)

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New Wikipedia Library Database Access (September 2015)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • EBSCOHost - this is one of our largest access donations so far: access to a wide variety of academic, newspaper and magazine sources through their Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete and MasterFILE Complete
  • Newspaperarchive.com - historical newspapers from the United States, Canada, UK and 20 other countries, and includes an Open Access "clipping" feature (1000 accounts)
  • IMF Elibary- a digital collection of the IMF's reports, studies and research on global economics and development (50 accounts)
  • Sabinet - one of the largest African digital publishers, based in South Africa, with a wide range of content in English and other European and African languages (10 accounts)
  • Numérique Premium - a French language social science and humanities ebook database, with topical collections on a wide range of topics (100)
  • Al Manhal - an Arabic and English database with a wide range of sources, largely focused on or published in the Middle East (60 accounts)
  • Jamalon - an Arabic book distributor, who is providing targeted book delivery to volunteers (50 editors)

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including expanded accounts for Elsevier ScienceDirect, British Medical Journal and Dynamed and additional accounts for Project MUSE, DeGruyter, Newspapers.com, Highbeam and HeinOnline. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 19:42, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

We need help! Help us coordinate Wikipedia Library's distribution of accounts, communication of access opportunities and more! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
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Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals![Quelltext bearbeiten]

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 17:01, 22. Sep. 2015 (EDT)

Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals![Quelltext bearbeiten]

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 18:16, 22. Sep. 2015 (EDT)

Reimagining WMF grants report[Quelltext bearbeiten]

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 12:56, 28. Sep. 2015 (EDT)

Reimagining WMF grants report[Quelltext bearbeiten]

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 14:34, 28. Sep. 2015 (EDT)

VisualEditor News #5—2015[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Elitre (WMF), 14:18, 30. Okt. 2015 (EDT)

Community Wishlist Survey[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Community Tech Team via MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 16:58, 9. Nov. 2015 (EST)

Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello! Wikimania 2016 scholarships will soon be open; by the end of the week we'll form the committee and we need your help, see Scholarship committee for details.

If you want to carefully review nearly a thousand applications in January, you might be a perfect committee member. Otherwise, you can volunteer as "ambassador": you will observe all the committee activities, ensure that people from your language or project manage to apply for a scholarship, translate scholarship applications written in your language to English and so on. Ambassadors are allowed to ask for a scholarship, unlike committee members.

Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 05:48, 10. Nov. 2015 (EST)

Harassment consultation[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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The Community Advocacy team the Wikimedia Foundation has opened a consultation on the topic of harassment on Meta. The consultation period is intended to run for one month from today, November 16, and end on December 17. Please share your thoughts there on harassment-related issues facing our communities and potential solutions. (Note: this consultation is not intended to evaluate specific cases of harassment, but rather to discuss the problem of harassment itself.)

Regards, Community Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign[Quelltext bearbeiten]

This is a message regarding the proposed 2015 Free Bassel banner. Translations are available.

Hi everyone,

This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.

As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.

We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.

Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.

(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)

Thank you for your participation!

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Community Wishlist Survey[Quelltext bearbeiten]

MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 09:39, 1. Dis. 2015 (EST)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (December 2015)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Gale - multidisciplinary periodicals, newspapers, and reference sources - 10 accounts
  • Brill - academic e-books and journals in English, Dutch, and other languages - 25 accounts
  • Finnish Literature Society (in Finnish)
  • Magiran (in Farsi) - scientific journal articles - 100 articles
  • Civilica (in Farsi) - Iranian journal articles, seminars, and conferences - 50 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including EBSCO, DeGruyter, and Newspaperarchive.com. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 01:01, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Help us a start Wikipedia Library in your language! Email us at wikipedialibrary@wikimedia.org
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Get involved in Wikipedia 15![Quelltext bearbeiten]

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

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As many of you know, January 15 is Wikipedia’s 15th Birthday!

People around the world are getting involved in the celebration and have started adding their events on Meta Page. While we are celebrating Wikipedia's birthday, we hope that all projects and affiliates will be able to utilize this celebration to raise awareness of our community's efforts.

Haven’t started planning? Don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved. Here are some ideas:

Everything is linked on the Wikipedia 15 Meta page. You’ll find a set of ten data visualization works that you can show at your events, and a list of all the Wikipedia 15 logos that community members have already designed.

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary McCune or Joe Sutherland.

Thanks and Happy nearly Wikipedia 15!
-The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery, 15:58, 18. Dis. 2015 (EST) • Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzenHilf

VisualEditor News #6—2015[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Elitre (WMF), 19:06, 24. Dis. 2015 (EST)

Wikimania 2016 Scholarships - Deadline soon![Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen

A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by January 9th. To apply, visit the page below:

Patrick Earley (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 20:49, 4. Yen. 2016 (EST)

2016 WMF Strategy consultation[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen

Hello, all.

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has launched a consultation to help create and prioritize WMF strategy beginning July 2016 and for the 12 to 24 months thereafter. This consultation will be open, on Meta, from 18 January to 26 February, after which the Foundation will also use these ideas to help inform its Annual Plan. (More on our timeline can be found on that Meta page.)

Your input is welcome (and greatly desired) at the Meta discussion, 2016 Strategy/Community consultation.

Apologies for English, where this is posted on a non-English project. We thought it was more important to get the consultation translated as much as possible, and good headway has been made there in some languages. There is still much to do, however! We created m:2016 Strategy/Translations to try to help coordinate what needs translation and what progress is being made. :)

If you have questions, please reach out to me on my talk page or on the strategy consultation's talk page or by email to mdennis@wikimedia.org.

I hope you'll join us! Maggie Dennis via MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 14:06, 18. Yen. 2016 (EST)

Please translate the following[Quelltext bearbeiten]

…and, if you have time, create pages for them:

allixpeeke (Diskussion) 10:32, 19. Yen. 2016 (EST)

Pennsylvania German is missing[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Pennsylvania German is missing from this page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/There_is_also_a_Wikipedia_in_your_language
More than 100 languages are now listed.
Thank you, Varlaam (Diskussion) 20:16, 15. Han. 2016 (EST)

VisualEditor News #1—2016[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Elitre (WMF), 16:21, 26. Han. 2016 (EST)

Completion suggestor[Quelltext bearbeiten]

- User:CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 17:09, 7. Matz 2016 (EST)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2016)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Apologies for writing in English. Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for access to research materials from:

  • Cambridge University Press - a major publisher of academic journals and e-books in a variety of subject areas. Access includes both Cambridge Journals Online and Cambridge Books. 25 accounts.
  • Alexander Street Academic Video Online - a large academic video collection good for a wide range of subjects, including news programs (such as PBS and BBC), music and theatre, lectures and demonstrations, and documentaries. 25 accounts.
  • Baylor University Press - a publisher of academic e-books primarily in religious studies and the humanities. 50 accounts.
  • Future Science Group - a publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research. 30 accounts.
  • Annual Reviews - a publisher of review articles in the biomedical sciences. 100 accounts.
  • Miramar Ship Index - an index to ships and their histories since the early 19th century. 30 accounts.

Non-English

  • Noormags - Farsi-language aggregator of academic and professional journals and magazines. 30 accounts.
  • Kotobna - Arabic-language ebook publishing platform. 20 accounts.

Expansions

  • Gale - aggregator of newspapers, magazines and journals. 50 accounts.
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect - an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. 100 accounts.

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, De Gruyter, EBSCO, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 16:30, 17. Matz 2016 (EDT)


You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen:

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 11:47, 31. Matz 2016 (EDT)

Server switch 2016[Quelltext bearbeiten]

The Wikimedia Foundation will be testing its newest data center in Dallas. This will make sure Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia wikis can stay online even after a disaster. To make sure everything is working, the Wikimedia Technology department needs to conduct a planned test. This test will show whether they can reliably switch from one data center to the other. It requires many teams to prepare for the test and to be available to fix any unexpected problems.

They will switch all traffic to the new data center on Tuesday, 19 April.
On Thursday, 21 April, they will switch back to the primary data center.

Unfortunately, because of some limitations in MediaWiki, all editing must stop during those two switches. We apologize for this disruption, and we are working to minimize it in the future.

You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis for a short period of time.

  • You will not be able to edit for approximately 15 to 30 minutes on Tuesday, 19 April and Thursday, 21 April, starting at 14:00 UTC (15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST, 10:00 EDT, 07:00 PDT).

If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit. But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.

Other effects:

  • Background jobs will be slower and some may be dropped.

Red links might not be updated as quickly as normal. If you create an article that is already linked somewhere else, the link will stay red longer than usual. Some long-running scripts will have to be stopped.

  • There will be a code freeze for the week of 18 April.

No non-essential code deployments will take place.

This test was originally planned to take place on March 22. April 19th and 21st are the new dates. You can read the schedule at wikitech.wikimedia.org. They will post any changes on that schedule. There will be more notifications about this. Please share this information with your community. /User:Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:08, 17. Abr. 2016 (EDT)

Wikipedia to the Moon[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello! Sorry that this is in English only, but we are using village pump messaging in order to reach as many language communities as possible. Wrong page? Please fix it here.

This is an invitation to all Wikipedians: Wikimedia Deutschland has been given data space to include Wikipedia content in an upcoming mission to the Moon. (No joke!) We have launched a community discussion about how to do that, because we feel that this is for the global community of editors. Please, join the discussion on Meta-Wiki (and translate this invitation to your language community)! Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 11:35, 21. Abr. 2016 (EDT)

Verwischde Feils[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Was is mit denne viele Feils, wu letscht verwischt worre sin? Deels scheints die even uff die Commons nimmi zu gewwe. Des heest, mer misst sie uff de verschiedene Bledder raus nemme. Exembel: Feil:Ewicher Yeeger uff em Haaptblatt un uff em Blatt Der Ewich Yeeger odder do: Why the Pennsylvania German still prevails in the eastern section of the State --Melibokus (Diskussion) 13:23, 19. Moi 2016 (EDT)

Wikipedia to the Moon: voting has begun[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello, after six weeks of community discussion about Wikipedia to the Moon, there are now 10 different proposals for content for the mission. Starting today, you can vote for them on Meta-Wiki, and decide what we will work on: a Wikipedia canon, different lists, the Moon in 300 languages, an astronomy editathon, featured articles, articles about technology, endangered things, or DNA-related topics. You can even vote against community involvement. Voting is open until 24 June. Sorry that this message is again in English only, but we are using village pumps to reach as many communities as possible, so that everyone knows they can vote. Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 11:31, 10. Yuni 2016 (EDT)

Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki, which you may already seen in the latest issue of Tech News. Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). This will be enabled as a feature in the coming week for all users, which can be turned on or off using a preference setting. We look forward to your feedback and please do let us know if you have any questions. Details about Compact Language Links can be read in the project documentation.

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk) 10:01, 24. Yuni 2016 (EDT)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.

From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages

The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-00:21, 28. Yuni 2016 (EDT)

Wikipedia to the Moon: invitation to edit[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Three weeks ago, you were invited to vote on how to take Wikipedia articles to the Moon. Community voting is over and the winning idea is to send all ‘’featured articles and lists’’ to the Moon. This decision means that, starting today, Wikipedians from all language communities are warmly invited to intensively work on their best articles and lists, and submit them to Wikipedia to the Moon. The central site to coordinate between communities will be Meta-Wiki. You will find an overview and more information there. Hopefully, we will be able to represent as many languages as possible, to show Wikipedia’s diversity. Please feel kindly invited to edit on behalf of your community and tell us about your work on featured content!

Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 10:10, 1. Yuli 2016 (EDT)

Editing News #2—2016[Quelltext bearbeiten]

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 13:20, 3. Yuli 2016 (EDT)

Save/Publish[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 14:02, 9. Aug. 2016 (EDT)

Wikipedia to the Moon working phase[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Dear Pennsylvania-German Wikipedia language community,

First of all, I am sorry to write this in English.

You may already have heard about Wikipedia to the Moon: A team of scientists called the “PT Scientists” are going to send a space craft to the moon in 2017 and they want to take Wikipedia along with them. Because Wikipedia is so big, we cannot send all of it to the moon. That is why the international Wikipedia-community has voted to send all “Featured Articles and Featured Lists“ from all languages in Wikipedia.

“Featured Articles“ is a category in many language versions of Wikipedia that collects the very best articles in that language. Your community does not currently have a „Featured Articles“ category. Ideally, we want to take every language on Wikipedia to the moon and we also want to take the best articles in your language. That is why we would like you to tell us what the very best articles in your language are.

There are two ways you could do this:

1) You could introduce the categories “Featured Article” and “Featured List” in your language version of Wikipedia and vote for the best articles and put them in the category. We will take every article that is tagged as a “Featured Article” or a “Featured List” to the moon
2) You could vote for the best articles in your language version of Wikipedia and put them all on one a new Wikipedia page. If you let us know where we can find that list here, we will also take the articles to the moon.

The deadline for Wikipedia to the Moon is 31 October 2016. After that date, we will put all the Featured Articles and Lists onto a special disc and give it to the “PT Scientists.” They will take the Wikipedia articles into space next year.

--Denis Schroeder (WMDE) (Diskussion) 09:41, 17. Aug. 2016 (EDT)

New Wikipedia Library accounts available now (August 2016)[Quelltext bearbeiten]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our publisher donation program. You can now sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Nomos – Primarily German-language publisher of law and social sciences books and journals - 25 accounts
  • World Scientific – Scientific, technical, and medical journals - 50 accounts
  • Edinburgh University Press – Humanities and social sciences journals - 25 accounts
  • American Psychological Association – Psychology books and journals - 10 accounts
  • Emerald – Journals on a range of topics including business, education, health care, and engineering - 10 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, DeGruyter, Gale and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 14:39, 30. Aug. 2016 (EDT)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language! Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

RevisionSlider[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 11:08, 12. Sep. 2016 (EDT)

Grants to improve your project[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen:

Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. There is just over a week left to submit before the October 11 deadline. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 16:11, 30. Sep. 2016 (EDT)

Creative Commons 4.0[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Hello! I'm writing from the Wikimedia Foundation to invite you to give your feedback on a proposed move from CC BY-SA 3.0 to a CC BY-SA 4.0 license across all Wikimedia projects. The consultation will run from October 5 to November 8, and we hope to receive a wide range of viewpoints and opinions. Please, if you are interested, take part in the discussion on Meta-Wiki.

Apologies that this message is only in English. This message can be read and translated in more languages here. Joe Sutherland (talk) 21:35, 5. Okt. 2016 (EDT)

Editing News #3—2016[Quelltext bearbeiten]

13:49, 15. Okt. 2016 (EDT)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (November 2016)[Quelltext bearbeiten]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Expansions

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 14:30, 1. Nov. 2016 (EDT)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Password reset[Quelltext bearbeiten]

I apologise that this message is in English. ⧼Centralnotice-shared-help-translate⧽

We are having a problem with attackers taking over wiki accounts with privileged user rights (for example, admins, bureaucrats, oversighters, checkusers). It appears that this may be because of weak or reused passwords.

Community members are working along with members of multiple teams at the Wikimedia Foundation to address this issue.

In the meantime, we ask that everyone takes a look at the passwords they have chosen for their wiki accounts. If you know that you've chosen a weak password, or if you've chosen a password that you are using somewhere else, please change those passwords.

Select strong passwords – eight or more characters long, and containing letters, numbers, and punctuation. Joe Sutherland (Dischbedutt) / MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 18:59, 13. Nov. 2016 (EST)

Adding to the above section (Password reset)[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Please accept my apologies - that first line should read "Help with translations!". Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) / MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 19:11, 13. Nov. 2016 (EST)

New way to edit wikitext[Quelltext bearbeiten]

James Forrester (Product Manager, Editing department, Wikimedia Foundation) --14:32, 14. Dis. 2016 (EST)

Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 15:31, 15. Han. 2017 (EST) • Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzenGet help

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 14:43, 9. Matz 2017 (EST) • Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzenGet help