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The aims of this process are as follows:

  • To improve community access to central notice through a clear and transparent process.
  • To improve best practice and ensure greater consistency in campaign implementation.
  • To improve communication around campaigns. Creating clear forums for feedback on campaigns, providing metrics back to campaigns and also a clear method for assessing community consensus for campaigns relating to advocacy.
  • To reduce potential clashes between campaigns

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Step #1 : Review the usage guidelines for CentralNotice
Step #2 : Create your request
Step #3 : Include it on this page.
Step #4 : Notify target projects and geographic affiliates.
Step #5 : CN Admin & Community feedback [7 days]
User Surveys/Advocacy/Payments: WMF Legal Review [21 days])
Step #6 : Approval/rejection
Step #7 : CN Admin sets up campaign (~3 days)
Step #8 : Campaign enabled


List of currently active volunteer CentralNotice administrators:
Benoit Rochon DerHexer Ilario Itzike Mardetanha Matiia Martin Urbanec
NahidSultan Romaine Samat Steinsplitter Trijnstel Shanmugamp7 Vituzzu
Icons8 flat shipped.svg For normal requests, a central notice admin will close the discussion. In the areas of advocacy, the stewards team may be called upon to assess consensus.
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(This list is automatically updated every two hours.)

Request Requested at Last edit Primary contact Duration State
Autumn 2019 (Action Day) Campaign WMDE 11:29, 13 September 2019 (UTC) 11:37, 13 September 2019 (UTC) Stefan Schneider (WMDE) 31st October 2019 → 10th November 2019 open
Wiki Loves Fashion 14:41, 26 August 2019 (UTC) 08:58, 28 August 2019 (UTC) Camelia.boban 1st September 2019 → 15th October 2019 open
Wiki-Tolmach 15:53, 10 August 2019 (UTC) 05:19, 11 September 2019 (UTC) JukoFF 1st October 2019 → 30th November 2019 open
Wikimedia news: Punjabi Wikisource 18:25, 6 August 2019 (UTC) 05:14, 14 August 2019 (UTC) Ed Erhart (WMF) 26 August 2019 → 2 September open
Strategy Wiknic US 2019 01:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC) 01:12, 02 July 2019 (UTC) Pharos 08-07-2019 → 08-08-2019 (not continuous - local events will typically only be up about 10 days) open
WikiConvention Brussels 2019 15:58, 8 July 2019 (UTC) 02:01, 30 July 2019 (UTC) Benoit Rochon 2019-07-18 → 2019-07-28 open
Call for projects 2020 Switzerland 20:14, 14 July 2019 (UTC) 07:39, 29 July 2019 (UTC) Ilario 21th July 2019 → 18th August 2019 approved
Draft recommendations from Wikimedia 2030 working groups 11:09, 19 August 2019 (UTC) 01:20, 03 September 2019 (UTC) George Ho 8 August 2019 → October or November 2019 approved
Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 04:24, 14 August 2019 (UTC) 05:59, 14 September 2019 (UTC) Romaine 1 September 2019 → 30 September 2019 approved
Techstorm 2019 19:30, 11 August 2019 (UTC) 06:12, 25 August 2019 (UTC) Ciell 2019-08-26 → 2019-09-01 running
Desafío Tricolor 2019 10:42, 10 July 2019 (UTC) 07:40, 29 July 2019 (UTC) Oscar . August 1, 2019 → August 31, 2019 running
Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2019 00:45, 20 June 2019 (UTC) 07:46, 29 June 2019 (UTC) আফতাবুজ্জামান 1st July 2019 → 31st August 2019 running
WikiDaheim 2019 07:03, 10 June 2019 (UTC) 08:43, 05 July 2019 (UTC) Braveheart 1st July 2019 → 7th October 2019 running
Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (vote) 09:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC) 01:29, 23 August 2019 (UTC) Willie Robert 20th September 2019 → 30th September 2019 running
Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (candidatures) 09:12, 9 August 2019 (UTC) 01:26, 23 August 2019 (UTC) Willie Robert 1st September 2019 → 10th September 2019 running

Queued requestsEdit

Autumn 2019 (Action Day) Campaign WMDEEdit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - This campaign will invite people to visit the "Wikipedia Action Day" where new people meet the communty in local spaces and can ask questions and get to know the communty and their work.

Metrics - number of registered users

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners - Central-Notice-Banner

Landing Page - https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_vor_Ort (not updated yet) The page will be similar to this page: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_vor_Ort_2018

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - --

Link to grant - --

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  On hold Please word the banner. If is supposed to be in German only, please give only German version. We can also have the banner translatable, in that case, it must be in English as the primary language (any number of alternate versions may be provided as well). Please let me know if it should be German only, or translatable, and provide the banner text (and logo, if you wish some). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:37, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Loves FashionEdit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Wiki Loves Fashion is an international campaign to add or improve in Wikimedia projects content about the fashion industry (fashion houses, models, textiles, accessories etc)

Metrics - Dashboard

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners -

Landing Page - Wiki Loves Fashion

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - Was requested a rapid grant, in this moment freezed because in this moment only Wiki Loves Monuments grants are accepted

Link to grant - Wiki Loves Fashion 2019

DiscussionEdit

  •   Oppose. The CentralNotice is heavily overused, and should not be used on yet another "Wiki Loves X" now. --Yair rand (talk) 20:52, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

  Comment @Camelia.boban: - I have a few questions

  • Have you notified local communities on their respective projects or via local affiliates?
  • Have you coordinated with the local Wiki Loves Monuments teams at all?
  • Is a CentralNotice even necessary for this?

The scope seems quite narrow with a list of only 80 articles and using CentralNotice for this seems a little overkill. There are other tools, communication and outreach methods you should look at using. I'm also concerned at the clear clashes that will occur with WLM. Seddon (WMF) (talk) 20:58, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Wiki-TolmachEdit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - The Wiki-Tolmach (Wiki-Interpreter) contest pursuits improvement of Russian Wikipedia articles on complicated scientific and phylosophical topics by making them more clear and easy for understanding (preserving scientific accuracy). It offers of several nominations: improvement of preambles (lead paragraphs) of the articles, creation of graphic illustrations, and elaboration of insertions to the articles.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners -

Конкурс «Вики-Толмач»
Редактируйте статьи и загружайте иллюстрации до 30 ноября! Более 40 ценных призов!

Landing Page - RUS

Community notification textEdit

This is sample notification that can be used for mass message delivery to targeted WP's forums, as described @ Usage guidelines:

  • EN: Dear colleagues, please comment on CentralNotice banner proposal for Wiki-Tolmach 2019 (part of the Wiki Science Contest) uploads illustrations & article contest. (1 September - 30 Novembre, all IPs from Russia, Wp//Commons, 1 banner impression per one weeks). Thank you.
  • RU: Уважаемые коллеги, пожалуйста выскажите своё мнение по поводу баннерной кампании CentralNotice для объявления о российском викимарафоне и конкурсе научных фотографий Вики-Толмач 2019 (1 сентября - 30 ноября, все IP из России, Википедии/Викисклад, 1 показ в неделю). Спасибо.

NotificationsEdit

  • Wikimedia Commons - ru
  • Wikipedia - ru

DiscussionEdit

  • This proposal overlaps with Wiki Loves Monuments (Sept. 1-30), which is a bigger event having a much higher impact on all Wikimedia projects, not only Russian Wikipedia. Article-writing contests (edit-a-thons) in ru.wp are highly specialized and typically attract only a handful of participants. The highest level of participation was 73 in the last 2 years, and it's more like 30-40 on average. In contrast, WLM Russia has the stable record of about 900 participants per year, about 80% being new users, and gives a much better outreach. Last year it was advised by the Central Notice administrator that only one banner campaign should be run at a time. In this case, it seems logical to choose Wiki Loves Monuments for September, because the edit-a-thon will continue in October, and advertising edit-a-thons via the Central Notice has never had any serious effect on the level of participation, especially among new users. --Alexander (talk) 20:31, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Done, request campaign duration 1st October 2019 → 30th November 2019. — Niklitov (talk) 13:10, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support This Wiki Tolmach competition is very important because it covers the most popular wikipedia articles about science. This is a competition not only of articles, but also of scientific illustrations. This is part of the famouse Wiki Science Contest (Ex: c:Commons:European Science Photo Competition 2015, etc.). Two banners (Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Science: Wiki Tolmach) will not interfere with each other. On the contrary, complement each other. Wiki Tolmach is very large competition with good prizes for Wikipedians is software (Ex: Adobe, etc.) and best software training courses. — Niklitov (talk) 14:14, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Both Wiki-Tolmach & Wiki Loves Monuments are important & it's OK to have more than one banner campaign running at once. + all Wikipedias in the languages of Russia will benefit from Russian Wikipedia being seen like a more credible resource within the country.--Frhdkazan (talk) 17:40, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support An unique competition that can provide valuable experience. --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 15:15, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Wiki-Tolmach project is going to help to improve clearness of the part of Wikipedia that is most used by the readers: articles preambles (both text and leading infographics), in most popular scientific articles. And it is not just about improving some number of articles, but also about elaboration of approaches that may be scaled and used in other articles and language editions of Wikipedia. So, if we talk about importance, it may be even much more important for the future of Wikipedia. I know both contests well, being involved in both, and I'm convinced they both are important. However, we don't have to compare the levels of importance, as Wiki-Tolmach and WLM suit quite well to coexist succesfully, as they target quite different groups of contributors that almost never intersect: WLM targets photographers, while Wiki-Tolmach targets writers/editors/reviewers and illustrators. Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 19:30, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Let me just point out that this and the three other support votes are from the Wikimedia RU members, and Wikimedia RU is the beneficiary of the contest in question, as they will receive sponsor money from it. There has been no support from uninvolved community members, and in fact the community raised an important critique that, sadly, has not been addressed by the organizers. --Alexander (talk) 07:29, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose after a more careful look at the landing page. In my opinion, the contest is not well prepared and organized in a non-professional manner. First, the organizers offer people to edit a subset of 175 pages chosen by unnamed experts. Even a brief check shows that at least the part of this subset related to maths and natural sciences was prepared without consulting any real experts or Wikipedia editors. A topic in chemistry with a reasonably good Wikipedia article is on the list, while a similar chemistry topic with a very short article is not. A topic in physics is chosen, while another topic required for explaining the former, is not. Basically, efforts of editors will be channeled into editing 175 randomly chosen articles, which is neither the point of the contest, nor an efficient usage of the Central Notice.
Second, the jury comprises three Wikimedia RU members having no expertise in maths, natural or Earth sciences that, on the other hand, encompass at least half of the content that will be (presumably) generated during this contest. It basically means that the organizers have not made an effort of composing a diverse and professional jury. --Alexander (talk) 07:29, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
  Comment Competition Pertner — Russian Academy of Sciences. The scientific nature of the article is evaluated by experts in each specialty. The popular science style is fascinated by scientific journalists. The jury sums up. The list of the most popular articles came from a Vsenauka research project that lasted several months. Also, the participant can take any scientific article. All this is written in the regulations on the competition and on the page of the Wiki Tolmach competition. — Niklitov (talk) 07:31, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Done, request campaign duration 1st October 2019 → 30th November 2019. — Niklitov (talk) 13:10, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Wikimedia news: Punjabi WikisourceEdit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Publicizing the recent expansion of the Punjabi Wikisource through innovative contest work.

Metrics - Unsure how many clickthroughs to target. We're hopeful that we'll learn more after running a few banners, but the wide variety in topic area and geographical targeting means that these numbers might not be very useful in learning what a 'good' target clickthrough rate is. In any case, this should only run at a low level to a specific country with a limited number of impressions.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - N/A

Link to grant - N/A

DiscussionEdit

  •   Strong support This would be a useful learning for Indic communities and Global Wikisource community. The central notice can help in effectively reaching out to Wikimedians directly from their respective Wiki projects. Wikilover90 (talk) 11:59, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I would recommend against having the landing page be off-wiki. Also, the blog post doesn't have any sort of invitation to participate. What is the purpose of highlighting past work through a CentralNotice? And I assume the dates have been postponed, as the specified timespan has passed? --Yair rand (talk) 18:49, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
    • Hi, Yair rand! This request was left untranscluded while we discussed how a call to action could be implemented in the blog post, but another editor transcluded it on the 30th without me seeing. A call to action has now been added. (It's a call to edit Wikipedia, which I'd love your thoughts on. I suspect Wikipedia would be a lower lift for most people, but I'd be fine with sending people to Wikisource instead.) Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 18:26, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
  • This request has been updated. Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 18:26, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

@Ed Erhart (WMF): Since you're a central notice administrator, I assume you'll take care of those banners? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:43, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: Happy to, if that's not a conflict of interest! Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 17:14, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Strategy Wiknic US 2019Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - To attract greater participation at regional Great American Wiknic events in the US. These are usually the second largest non-editathon meetups of the calendar year after Wikipedia Day, this year are taking the form in several places of Strategy Salons, and have been held annually in New York City since 2007, and nationally since 2011. This request is unusual because we are asking for subnational banners for local events in particular US states, similar to CentralNotice/Request/Wikipedia Day US 2019.

Metrics - Will be measured by participation at the meetups.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners - Based on WikipediaDayUS2019

Landing Page - Individual event pages, e.g. w:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wiknic 2019

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - Strategy Salons grant to New York City and 4 other locations in the US

Link to grant - Submitted through form (sadly not on-wiki), and approved through email by WMF.

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Francophone WikiConvention Brussels 2019Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - A world-class event, the WikiConvention aims to bring together contributors to Wikimedia projects throughout the Francophonie, over a weekend, to promote cooperation between the various actors and actresses of the movement. The WikiConvention is in its fourth edition for French-speaking countries, as it may have been in other languages such as Spanish, German or Dutch (non-exhaustive list on WikiCon). This year the WikiConvention is coming to Brussels after three French editions.

Metrics - Will be measured by participation at the WikiConvention.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Google, Ministère de la culture de France, Université Libre de Bruxelle.

Link to grant - Finance are provided through multiple organisations. The event revolves around patronage, not donations, nor grants.

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

I assume Benoit Rochon is processing this? Let me know if can help. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:50, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes, Martin Urbanec, I'm a CentralNotice Admin; so I can process if I'm allowed! We also asked the community on the WikiFranca talk page. Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 17:02, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
Sure, feel free to! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:37, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Approved & Work in progressEdit

Call for projects 2020 SwitzerlandEdit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Every year Wikimedia CH runs a call for projects

Metrics - Diet impression

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - FDC

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Draft recommendations from Wikimedia 2030 working groupsEdit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - More people must be aware of draft recommendations written by working groups of the Wikimedia 2030. Therefore, more awaited opinions can be expressed.

Metrics -

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners - "Draft recommendations by working groups of the Wikimedia 2030 are posted on Meta-wiki. You may discuss them."

"Recommendations by working groups on how to change the Wikimedia projects are posted. They are drafts, so your input is welcome." and/or
"Recommendations by working groups on what to change about the Wikimedia projects are posted. They are drafts, so your input is welcome.
"
"Recommendations, by working groups, for/about the Wikimedia Foundation, chapters, and other off-wiki affiliates were published. They are drafts, so your input is welcome."

Landing Page - Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Recommendations

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Banner text doesn't explain what "Draft recommendations by working groups of the Wikimedia 2030" are nor why should I care about them. Please reword. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:23, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Made two banners and struck initial one, Martin. George Ho (talk) 19:59, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
Looks better, thanks. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:14, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Changed the proposed wording a little bit, see [1]. Could you review the banner, please? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:23, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

The following banner text looks fine: "Recommendations by Wikimedia strategy working groups on what to improve about the Wikimedia projects were published. They are drafts, your input is welcome." George Ho (talk) 19:32, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
As for the deadline, probably either the beginning or end of November. The WMF or working groups haven't given specific date yet on when the discussion ends. George Ho (talk) 19:34, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Could you get the banner text translated to few major languages? The link to translation interface is in the banner itself. Thanks! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:54, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
I posted a help notice at Wikimedia Forum. George Ho (talk) 20:54, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
Also answered one of questions. George Ho (talk) 21:31, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
  • I doubt IPs would be interested in this. Frankly, I'm not sure it's useful to have a broader notification than a watchlist notice for this. --Yair rand (talk) 22:01, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
    • Also, I don't think the proposed text ("on what/how to change about the Wikimedia projects") is accurate. The recommendations are mostly about our back-end support structures. --Yair rand (talk) 22:04, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
      • Struck out previous banner texts, and limiting banner to just logged-in users. BTW, what are "back-end support structures"? It looks too technical for many users. George Ho (talk) 22:27, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
        • By support structures, I was referring to our various off-wiki organizations like the Wikimedia Foundation and chapters and other affiliates. --Yair rand (talk) 22:30, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
          • Amended banner text. George Ho (talk) 23:02, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  Approved, campaign settings to be clarified. @George Ho: Could you please clarify when should your banner be displayed? "August 2019 → October or November 2019" is too ambigous (and long). Is there any deadline, or timeframe when you would like to attract more users? I also assume you want to target only logged in users. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:17, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2019Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description -

Metrics -

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners -

Landing Page -

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Hi @Yair rand and Seddon: I don't know yet how this campaign system exactly works, until know we were doing Central Notices on Slovak Wikipedia with local Central Notice which is not shown on mobile devices and is not consistent with the modern design. I would like to change how we do them and start with these "campaigns". Regarding WLM, we would like to have Central Notice from 1 September to 30 September 2019 as stated here but I would like to "order" some specific details to be sure of the right text and logo (the list with translations was created in the past and not updated since then, at least for Slovak). The text for the notice should be "Wiki miluje pamiatky: Odfoťte pamiatku, pomôžte Wikipédii a vyhrajte!", Central Notice should link to sk:Wikipédia:Wiki miluje pamiatky and there should be Slovak logo of the contest. If the image is too tall, you can use the international version without text. Thanks, --Luky001 (talk) 13:05, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

@Luky001: Link is used, modified text implemented, logo is indeed too tall. Romaine (talk) 20:43, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Romaine: Hi, from what I see now, there is the old text... I highligted the difference which should be there: "Wiki miluje pamiatky: Odfoťte pamiatku, pomôžte Wikipédii a vyhrajte!" --Luky001 (talk) 22:35, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Luky001: I am not sure what has gone wrong with the text, but I fixed it now. Romaine (talk) 22:50, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Romaine: Perfect! Thanks,   --Luky001 (talk) 22:57, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Romaine: I noticed that banner is shown also on Czech Wikipedia (cs.wikipedia.org) and although in Czech, it links to Slovak competition project page (since the Czech Republic is not participating this year). I would like to ask if you could turn it off for Czech Wikipedia so we don't create confusion. It may happen that Czech users would upload monuments from the Czech Republic to Slovak contest which doesn't accept any other monuments than from Slovakia. It also doesn't make sense to promote something they cannot take part in. Thanks, --Luky001 (talk) 16:10, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

@Luky001, hi! Thank you for informing me. The CentralNotice system works much differently than the Sitenotice system. A sitenotice is shown only on one singular wiki, but with the CentralNotice it is not possible to target a single Wikipedia. The CentralNotice targets specific countries. I just checked the settings of the CentralNotice and the Wiki Loves Monuments banner was not enabled for the Czech Republic. If you (or someone else) sees the banner of Wiki Loves Monuments while being in the Czech Republic, this means that in your browser you have a cookie or something that indicates that your connection is/was made from (in this case) Slovakia. In the past I have seen examples of this happening even a month after the visit to that other country. So far I know this is not something we can solve, but users who had this issue earlier have solved it in the past by deletion cookies (or closing the current session). It also happens that it changes automatically. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 18:39, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
@Romaine Just to clarify: this means that if someone was to access sk.wiki from outside of the country, they would not see the banner, correct?--Jetam2 (talk) 21:28, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
@Jetam2: If people are accessing Wikipedia from a country where the banner has not been enabled, they would not see it (unless the active cookie/connection as result of having been in Slovakia). Romaine (talk) 07:32, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
@Romaine Thank you, I understand. However, the solution does not strike me as ideal. If I live elsewhere but still frequently visit a wikipedia that is outside my borders, so to speak, there is still a big chance that I have pictures from that country and would want to participate. For example: though I actually live in the CZ I go to Slovakia rather often, have pictures and want to participate. I would not have known about it had I not been already involved.--Jetam2 (talk) 08:07, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
@Jetam2: Yes, it is a difficult thing, I know the difficulty as I live close to a tripoint and travel abroad often. It is not possible to know who has photos of monuments from another country. And enabling a banner for the majority of people in a country while they can't participate in that country, is also considered a bad practise. Both the international team as the local teams use social media to reach out in general, but also to those people living outside the countries that participate in the photo contest. And for people living in a country where WLM is organised, there is the rule that each local team has to mention the URL of the international website, sot that people are able to navigate to the list of countries that participate. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 11:07, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@Romaine: Hi, thanks a lot for the explanation. Now it makes sense to me. Since the banner is linking to Slovak page contest when you are in Slovakia, it is hard to understand for the foreigners who click on the other-than-Slovak language banner (e.g. on English Wikipedia). We also have an English version, so I was thinking if we could distinguish wheter the user came from Slovak language banner or other-than-Slovak language banner and get them to the right page: Slovak one for Slovak banner, English one for banners in other languages. Btw., the banner started to link to https://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/?pk_campaign=Centralnotice instead of our project page. Can you please revert it to the working previous version with our project page? Thanks a lot and sorry for the ongoing bothering, --Luky001 (talk) 10:25, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@Luky001: That is a tricky thing for multiple reasons. The minimal thing we ask local organisers to do is to add a page in English somewhere, so that people who speak another language can read about it.
Please check if the issue of the link to wikilovesmonuments.org is still persisting. I just made some changes that hopefully prevent it to happen again. Romaine (talk) 11:07, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
@Romaine: It still links to international website. Maybe just a matter of time? --Luky001 (talk) 11:28, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
@Romaine: Works! Thanks --Luky001 (talk) 11:40, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Romaine: I think this banner might be generating an error. Commons admins (who have JS to make errors visible enabled by default) reported. "SyntaxError: Unexpected DOMEval. at injectBannerHTML". —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 11:19, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @TheDJ: Some ago minutes the banner went back to the previous version. Is this issue still there or solved? If not: the banner has been split in two to reduce the risks of bugs/errors, it matters now if someone is from France/Spain or elsewhere. Thanks! Romaine (talk) 11:25, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
      • @Romaine: Yes, this issue is still there, and i am from Nepal. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 11:30, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
        • @Tulsi Bhagat: The stable version of yesterday afternoon has been restored, please check if the issue is solved. Romaine (talk) 11:41, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Sámi banner in NorwayEdit

Hello! I would like to request a special Sámi banner for Norway. This banner should run on se.wikipedia in Norway. It will use the normal layout for the WLM banner, but with the following texts:

  • (Davvisámegiella) Searvva máilmmi stuorámus govvagilvui! Dan jagi lea Wiki Loves Monuments Norggas sierra kategoriija sámi kulturmuittuide.
  • (Norsk (bokmål)) Delta i verdens største fotokonkurranse! I år har Wiki Loves Monuments i Norge en egen kategori for samiske kulturminner.
  • (Norsk (nynorsk)) Delta i verdas største fotokonkurranse! I år har Wiki Loves Monuments i Noreg ein eigen kategori for samiske kulturminne.
  • (English) Join the world's largest photo competition! This year, Wiki Loves Monuments in Norway has an extra category for Sámi monuments.

If possible, I would like to ask that this banner runs with no traffic limitations (e.g. 100 % coverage), because this specific wiki is very small and gets little traffic, so we would like to capture any readers we can. Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 14:39, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

@Jon Harald Søby (WMNO): Implemented! Romaine (talk) 20:38, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Please note: as a result of a bug, the texts have been temporarily disabled and will be worked on again tomorrow (Sunday). Romaine (talk) 22:51, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Romaine: Any progress? :-) Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 19:33, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
@Jon Harald Søby (WMNO): I just got an error message when I tried to implement it, I will ask to have a look at this. Romaine (talk) 06:06, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
@Romaine: Any news now? Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 12:25, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi Jon Harald Søby (WMNO), Sorry, I was on vacation. I have requested in the past weeks multiple times to look into the bug, but it has not been done (so far I see). Therefore I created a separate banner for Norway that is live now. If there are any issues, please ping me. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 05:59, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

CentralNotice banner for the annual global Wiki Loves Monuments contest. Romaine (talk) 04:24, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

  Approved Seddon (talk) 17:57, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

@Seddon and Romaine: Is any of you going to process this? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:51, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: The code structure has been provided by Seddon, I make sure the URLs and texts are inserted and banners start on time. Romaine (talk) 20:39, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Campaigns currently runningEdit

Techstorm 2019Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Registration for the mw:Wiki Techstorm is open.

Metrics -

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners - TBD

Landing Page - wikimedia.nl

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

  • Does this really need to be a two-week banner with such a broad audience? Is it actually expected that unregistered users will show up from Ukraine and Norway just because they saw it in a CentralNotice? Frankly, is it even reasonable to use a CentralNotice at all for this, broadcasting to an audience of tens (or hundreds) of millions, just to communicate with a few dozen people? --Yair rand (talk) 20:14, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
    • 1) The standard setting are nowadays that a banner is shown 5 times to a user: it doesn't show all the time afaik.
    • 2) We hope to attract people from outside Wikimedia, that have an interest in Wikimedia. So yes, unregistered is asked.
    • 3) The CN is the only way to communicate with geographical settings afaik, especially on Wikidata and Commons. Ciell (talk) 20:44, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
      • @Ciell: It's important to keep in mind the scale we're talking about. The listed countries make up over 20% of our traffic. This is hundreds of millions of unique devices, each of which will get maximum 5 times per device, hundreds of millions of people having their experience disrupted, just to get a couple dozen people to show up at a non-critical event. This is a completely unreasonable use of the CentralNotice.   Oppose. --Yair rand (talk) 22:28, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
        • No event is truly critical, ie. Wikipedia won't shut down without one event, regardless how big. We do have banners for big events, and Techstorm proven to be a useful event. BTW, half of visitors of Czech annual Wikiconference (national event, but still) say they attended the conference "because of the banner", as well as many Wikigap attendees came because they saw a banner, so yes, people do come because they saw a banner. It's not millions of people, but no venue can handle millions of people, so it doesn't matter. CN never attracts few than a few percents of impressions.   Strong support from me. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:45, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
          • @Martin Urbanec: A few percents would be several million people. Half the attendees equals twenty-five people, and presumably only 17 would be users who aren't logged in, per the targets.
            Imagine a person working at a company with 300 people, who sends a company-wide email asking for someone to help with something, but nobody shows up, so they send a follow-up email, and another notice to everyone 10 minutes later, and a text, and then some other notification, and this just keeps happening every ten minutes, throughout the entire work day, and also the next day, just little notifications popping up to everyone every ten minutes for twenty years, just to find one person. That's the kind of scale we're talking about here, using hundreds of million of notifications to find so few. --Yair rand (talk) 18:12, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Desafío Tricolor 2019Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Online contest to improve articles of history and culture of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela

Metrics - Number of improved articles (measure with the help of PetScan and Wikidata)

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners -
  • Text (Spanish): ¡Sumate al Desafío Tricolor! Del 1º al 31 de agosto ayúdanos a mejorar los artículos sobre historia y cultura de nuestro país
  • Right logo: File:Desafío_tricolor_Isotipo.png (Contest Logo)
Landing Page - https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiconcurso/Desaf%C3%ADo_Tricolor_2019

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Does this banner look good to you? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:45, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Martin Urbanec, sorry for the delay, I didnt have it in my watchlist. The banner is fine. I perform a minor correction in the text, please take a look at it, thanks, --Oscar_. (talk) 09:34, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Np, it's your banner that's being delayed after all :). Corrections applied. Please review and let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:06, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Looks great, thanks --Oscar_. (talk) 14:57, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
My pleasure. I've enabled the campaign to run from August 1 to August 31, as requested. This is   Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:40, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Article Writing Contest 2019Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Article Writing Contest 2019 on bnwiki. To bring new editors & create new articles.

Metrics -

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

DiscussionEdit

We need two banners. 1) One for Bangladesh only (wiki: bnwiki & enwiki) 2) All other countries except Bangladesh (wiki: bnwiki only). --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 17:55, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Is there one Bangla language banner for both bn and en within Bangladesh? I suppose that makes sense. I am not sure about when and how banners in one language go onto another project. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:17, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, we would like a Bengali banner within Bangladesh including enwiki to get more competitors and attract attention more easily. To do so, you have to go to the banner's settings and set Bangladesh as the location and set the appropriate target wikis. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 21:23, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Please provide a link to the notification given to the bnwiki of this proposal. (The requirement is that the target wiki have at least seven days to comment.) --Yair rand (talk) 17:35, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Here. I don't think anyone will object. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 21:23, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  Comment We have been organizing this contest annually since 2015 and central notice attracted more new editors in the past through this contest. It became a flagship event for bangla community since its inception. The reason for central notice is that we simply want to reach broader Wikimedia users from this region through this contest as they mostly use English language version of Wikimedia projects rather than Bangla. We would like to request normal traffic for the banner. Past banners, CentralNotice/Request/Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2018 and CentralNotice/Request/Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2017. ~ Nahid Talk 10:05, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

@আফতাবুজ্জামান and NahidSultan: Created a banner for testing. The text is hardcoded, which means it will show in bn even when banner is enabled on enwiki. I think it's more appropriate to display an English banner on English Wikipedia. Can you please provide English translation of the banner text, so this can be accomplished? Thanks! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:30, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Martin Urbanec, If it is not absolutely mandatory to provide an English banner for the English Wikipedia, then we (i talked with other organizer) would like a Bengali banner on enwiki. Since it will only shown in Bangladesh, readability isn't problem. We also need participant who understand Bengali. Bengali banner will easily attract attention of Bangladeshi reader.
And Banner looks good. Please set up another (same) banner for all other countries except Bangladesh (wiki: bnwiki only). Otherwise other half of Bengalis (who lives in West Bengal) won't see this notice. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 17:00, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
I personally don't have a problem with it, just wanted to make sure you want a Bengali banner on enwiki :). Going to set the things up. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:22, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Created bnwiki_writing_contest_2019_bn_only for bn projects, which is not geo-targeted and bnwiki_writing_contest_2019_global for the rest, which is geo-targeted to Bangladesh. Both make use of the same banner. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:29, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Martin Urbanec, After talking with Nahid i updated the image file. Kindly Copy & paste this (in both banners). And Please target mobile device also (both banners). You will be surprised if you see this stats. 90% bnwiki siteviews comes from mobile, same with enwiki siteviews from Bangladesh. Otherwise most readers may miss this notice. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 18:57, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:46, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

WikiDaheim 2019Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Picture contest in Austria in 2019, running from July 1st to October 6th. The plan would be to highlight different themes every other week, starting with Nature on July 1st.

Metrics - Based on the number of pictures uploaded and the number of hits on the landing page, number of map views, etc.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  Done by DerHexer --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:17, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Woops, forgot to note here. Yes, thanks. —DerHexer (Talk) 20:43, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (vote)Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Wikimédia France's Community selected board seat / call for votes

Metrics -

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners - Same shape than WMFR_DOM_TOM_2019 with this message :

Votez pour attribuer le siège communautaire au conseil d'administration de Wikimédia France.

Landing Page - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikim%C3%A9dia_France/Gouvernance/Si%C3%A8ge_communautaire

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - The election process is managed by Wikimédia France.

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

I'll notify the main targeted projects (largest wikipedias, commons, wikidata and some others active projects) later this day. Willie Robert (talk) 09:39, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

fr.wikipedia.org, Commons, wikidata Willie Robert (talk) 14:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Banner prepared. Please review and let me know if any changes are needed. Regarding targetting, everything I said on CentralNotice/Request/Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (candidatures) applies here as well. Let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:40, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Pre-approved. Unless the community has objections, looks good to me. I'll prepare a banner, and post a link for your review. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:38, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done Created as [2], should work starting September 20. If not, let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:28, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (candidatures)Edit

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Wikimédia France's Community selected board seat / call for applications

Metrics - --

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners - Same shape than WMFR_DOM_TOM_2019 with this message :

Proposez votre candidature pour le siège communautaire au conseil d'administration de Wikimédia France.

Landing Page - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikim%C3%A9dia_France/Gouvernance/Si%C3%A8ge_communautaire

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - The election process is managed by Wikimédia France

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

I'll notify the main targeted projects (largest wikipedias, commons, wikidata and some others active projects) later this day. Willie Robert (talk) 09:17, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

@Willie Robert: Thank you. Please post a link here once you're done. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
fr.wikipedia.org, Commons, wikidata Willie Robert Willie Robert (talk) 14:54, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

I've prepared a banner. Please have a look and let me know if any changes are necessary. Regarding your proposed targetting. Technically, it's possible to display a banner for all logged-in users geolocated into France, and for all French projects, however, it's more work for a central notice administrator to do. The simplest option would be to display the banner to all logged-in users geolocated into France (and no banner for fr projects visitors outside of France), but if you do think it's necessary to display the banner as-requested, it's definitelly possible. Let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Martin Urbanec. The banner is fine, thank you.
Considering the targeting we have two goals: we aim to reach both 1) French speaking users, worldwide and 2) France and French overseas territories users.
So, your proposition "all logged-in users geolocated into France" is almost fine for the second point (just add overseas territories) and definitely simpler than mine (I'll strike it)!:
But, for the first point, we would need to target logged in users, restricted to those whose user interface preference language is set to French, from all projects, worldwide (that's not equivalent to "all French projects"). For example, we would like to reach an logged in user, geolocated in Canada, reading en.wikipedia.org but with French set as preferred language in his user preferences. Is a targeting based on user interface preferred language possible?
Willie Robert (talk) 14:18, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
That's also possible. So, would "all users with user language set to fr" do (with no geolocation at all)? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:24, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Banner reconfigured. The link above will work now only if your interface language is set to fr, otherwise, no banner will be shown. Note there is uselang=en in the link, you'd have to change that to uselang=fr to test it. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:43, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Martin Urbanec: Yes, for our first goal "all users with user language set to fr" do (with no geolocation at all) would do the trick. And for the second goal, "all logged-in users geolocated into France, from all project" is fine. Following this discussion, I modified my proposition above). Willie Robert (talk) 14:54, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Okay, amended for the second time :). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:16, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Martin Urbanec: thank so much for your help and patience :) Just a last question: I don't understand well javascript code, but in the MediaWiki template shouldn't be the country codes BL, CP, GF, GP, MF, MQ, NC, PF, PM, RE, TF, WF and YT, been added to FR, in order to reach France and the French overseas territories? Thank you again. Willie Robert (talk) 16:27, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, added. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:35, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Pre-approved. Unless the community has objections, looks good to me. I'm going to prepare a banner and post it here for your review. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:32, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done Created a campaign and enabled it, should work starting from September 1. If not, let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:26, 23 August 2019 (UTC)


Past requestsEdit