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Your wiki will be in read only soonEdit

Trizek (WMF) (Discussion) 21:20, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for transwiki rightsEdit

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Sir Amugi (talk  contribs  deleted user contributions  logs  block log  abuse log  CentralAuth  stalktoy)  Bureaucrats: user rights management.

I'm requesting for importer rights on meta to enable me import articles from Wikipedia for WRN letter. I would be glad if given the rights Sir Amugi (talk) 15:11, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For reference: this comes from Steward requests/Permissions § transwiki for Sir Amugi@Meta for transwiki import (not xml import) rights. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:17, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Ameisenigel (talk) 22:15, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • What is "WRN letter" and what articles need to be imported for it from where and why? --MF-W 22:46, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The Wikimedia Research Newsletter (WRN) covers research of relevance to the Wikimedia community. It has been appearing generally monthly since 2011, and features both academic research publications and internal research done at the Wikimedia Foundation.The Wikimedia Research Newsletter provides monthly updates on recent academic research about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.I am happy to be a volunteer for that if given the transwiki right. @Masssly @Dnshitobu @Musahfm Sir Amugi (talk) 05:01, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support @MF-W: The WRN is drafted on Wikipedia as a section in The Signpost, then moved to Meta and cleaned up for the Newsletter. -—M@sssly 05:29, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Strong support @Sir Amugi is an experienced social media manager and will be a best fit for this. Dnshitobu (talk) 09:15, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Strong support I can vouch for his hard work and commitment to assigned tasks. Granting @Sir Amugi transwiki import rights would therefore be a beneficial addition to the work of WRN in particular, and WMF in general. Musahfm (talk) 08:51, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Please correct MediaWiki:Centralnotice-template-wmftou2023Edit

Hi! You've published a message that reads "The Wikimedia Foundation is updating our Terms of Use". Please change 'our' to 'its' so that the pronoun agrees in number and person with the antecedent compound noun 'Wikimedia Foundation', which is third-person singular. If you're determined to use 'our', please find a way of making the subject of the sentence first-person plural – something like "We, the Wikimedia Foundation, are changing ...' might work, but it is not better. This is stuff that a six-year-old should have no difficulty with. Thanks, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:16, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Justlettersandnumbers suggest you bring this up at CentralNotice/Request/Wikimedia Terms of Use update 2023 - ping in User:RStallman (WMF). — xaosflux Talk 21:24, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Africa Hour Special EditionEdit

Join us on Friday, March 3rd for our Wiki Africa Hour Special Edition as we launch the Africa Environment WikiFocus Drive. This exciting event will be hosted by Anthony Ibe from Africa Tech Radio.

Register Today!

Guests include: Natasha Kimani: Head of Partnerships and Research, Africa No Filter Tracy Anyango: Programmes Officer, Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action, Kenya Tatjana Baleta: Wikimedia Visiting Fellow for Climate, Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter, UK

Here’s what you can learn : Media coverage of climate change in Africa Wiki projects on Climate Change Climate change policies and environmental policies How YOU can contribute … and so much MORE!

Logistics: Date: Friday, 3rd March When: 16:00 UTC (please find link to your local time) Where: Link to be shared upon registration! Webinar Language: English (some language translations will be provided live)

Your commitment to Africa knowledge is greatly appreciated. It will be a pleasure to see you there! Wiki in Africa Durand ndri (talk) 12:47, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Migrating to the new version of AddMeEdit

If you participated in the Community Wishlist Survey 2023, you were a tester of the new version of AddMe! There were some notable hiccups during the survey, but with all of that fixed, I'm ready to take this to the next level and replace the old version of AddMe with the new one. I am formally proposing this here. It looks like several wikis have copied this gadget, as part of the replacement I was going to encourage those communities to source the new version directly from here. This will be similar to what I did for MoreMenu/Migration. Locally, the only thing really effected is the Wishlist Survey and uses of {{Probox}}, namely the grants program and pages under Learning patterns. No functionality will be changed, just a fresh new gadget to serve the same purpose (that is, simply clicking a button to add your signature to something).

The gadget is available for testing now if you'd like. Look for "AddMe-v2" in your gadget preferences, and refer to Meta:AddMe/v2 for documentation.

Are there any objections or concerns? If not, I plan to tackle this migration over the course of the coming weeks. Thanks and warm regards, MusikAnimal talk 21:07, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ready for translation: Education Newsletter February 2023Edit

February 2023 education newsletter released for translation. Please help our readers to read education newsletter in their native language. The latest education newsletter is ready for translation: here Newsletter headlines link for translation: here (please translate by March 12, 2023) Individual articles for translation: Category:Education/Newsletter/February 2023. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 21:29, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FYI: RfC filled about making global abuse filters more globalEdit


There is a set of global AbuseFilters maintained by Meta-Wiki's administrators and the Stewards. Global abuse filters are a powerful tool designed to fight against long-term abusers that operate cross-wiki. It is especially useful (and often irreplaceable by other means) when a cross-wiki LTA starts to rapidly change IP addresses (when that happens, regular blocks are significantly limited due to the IP hopping).

As of today, all small/medium Wikimedia projects (as-determined by number of articles) are automatically subscribed to global abuse filters. They are not, however, enabled on several Wikimedia projects classified as large (except several large Wikimedia projects who opted-in, such as Wikidata). This makes it possible for global long-term abusers to vandalize a project with no global filters enabled, which makes it significantly more difficult for the Stewards to fight against the abuse.

By this message, I'd like to let you know I submitted a global RfC, where propose enabling global abuse filters on large Wikimedia projects as an opt-out feature. This change will make global abuse filters an even more effective tool for combating long-term abuse at the global level. Please feel free to participate in the RfC.

Thank you for your time,
Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:15, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimania 2023 Welcoming Program SubmissionsEdit

Do you want to host an in-person or virtual session at Wikimania 2023? Maybe a hands-on workshop, a lively discussion, a fun performance, a catchy poster, or a memorable lightning talk? Submissions are open until March 28. The event will have dedicated hybrid blocks, so virtual submissions and pre-recorded content are also welcome. If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming conversation on March 12 or 19, or reach out by email at or on Telegram. More information on-wiki.

Proposed admendment to our local interface administrators policyEdit

Hello. I am proposing a minor amendment to our local Meta:Interface administrators policy. See Meta talk:Interface administrators#Amendment proposal: inactivity review procedure for details and discussion. Thank you. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:43, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Should this template be renamed to a proper name? The current title show for me:

400 Bad Request


I have to visit$wg to see the correct template which looks like unfriendly. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:54, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is no problem here. —— Eric LiuTalk 16:42, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No issues for me either. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:55, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFC notificationEdit

Hi all, Meta:Requests for comment/Create local meta abuse filter helper and abuse filter manager role is started. Please give your feedback and ideas. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:10, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]