CentralNotice/Request


Start your request for a CentralNotice banner campaign here!
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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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Icons8 flat leave.svg Requests must be made, at minimum, 10 days in advance of any campaign

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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 : Add it to the calendar and check for conflicting campaigns in your period for language/geotargeting. Contact the organizers of the other campaigns to solve them!
Step #5 : Notify target projects and geographic affiliates. Add edit diff links to request.
Step #6 : CN Admin & Community feedback [7 days]
Advocacy/Payments: WMF Legal Review [21 days])
Step #7 : Approval/rejection
Step #8 : CN Admin sets up campaign (recommended to allow for up 3 days)
Step #9 : Campaign enabled


List of currently active volunteer CentralNotice administrators:
Ciell DerHexer MarcoAurelio Martin Urbanec Romaine Steinsplitter Ата
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.
Contents

(This list is automatically updated every two hours.)

Request Requested at Last edit Primary contact Duration State
WikiGap 2021 in Ukraine 14:37, 1 March 2021 (UTC) 09:25, 05 March 2021 (UTC) AntonProtsiuk (WMUA) 10th March 2021 → 20th March 2021 open
Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India 06:50, 25 February 2021 (UTC) 07:09, 25 February 2021 (UTC) KCVelaga 15 March 2021 → 14 April 2021 open
Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 04:10, 23 February 2021 (UTC) 08:23, 24 February 2021 (UTC) ViraMotorko (WMUA) 24th February 2021 → 10th March 2021 open
Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2021 23:32, 21 February 2021 (UTC) 08:47, 28 February 2021 (UTC) আফতাবুজ্জামান 21 February 2021 → 31 March 2021 open
2021 Science Photo Competition Russia 19:35, 21 February 2021 (UTC) 12:39, 07 March 2021 (UTC) JukoFF 1st March 2021 → 30th April 2021 open
Actionweek 2021 14:09, 17 February 2021 (UTC) 08:47, 06 March 2021 (UTC) Merle von Wittich (WMDE) 8th March 2021 → 21st March 2021 open
Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Yoruba Language Survey 21:34, 15 February 2021 (UTC) 10:37, 20 February 2021 (UTC) SOyeyele (WMF) 16th February 2021 → 2nd March 2021 open
Wikidata Community Survey 2021 09:57, 10 February 2021 (UTC) 02:04, 27 February 2021 (UTC) Jan Dittrich (WMDE) 2021-02-17 → 2021-03-03 open
WikiKaleidoskop 14:47, 13 January 2021 (UTC) 09:21, 25 February 2021 (UTC) Raymond (WMID) 1st February 2021 → 15th March 2021 open
Wiki Loves Africa 2021 22:34, 8 October 2020 (UTC) 01:54, 27 January 2021 (UTC) Anthere 1st Feb 2021 → 31st March 202115 Feb 2021 → 15th April 2021 open
2021 tax campaign of Wikimedia Hungary 18:47, 9 February 2021 (UTC) 10:10, 10 February 2021 (UTC) Samat 18th February 2021 → 24th February 2021 approved
WikiGap 2021 11:00, 24 February 2021 (UTC) 12:50, 05 March 2021 (UTC) NataliaSzel From 8th of March 2021 until 7th of April 2021 approved
Mujeres con Calle 22:10, 26 January 2021 (UTC) 05:53, 05 March 2021 (UTC) Cftoro (WMCL) 11 March 2021 → 4 April 2021 approved
WMCZ Describe a monument contest 2021 20:58, 22 November 2020 (UTC) 04:59, 02 December 2020 (UTC) Aktron 15th January 2021 → 28th February 2021 running
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 05:56, 28 December 2020 (UTC) 05:17, 17 January 2021 (UTC) Jayanta (CIS-A2K) 15th January 2021 → 21 February 2021 running
Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 09:05, 11 January 2021 (UTC) 06:14, 14 February 2021 (UTC) Benipal hardarshan 1st Feburary 2021 → 28th Feburary 2021 running
NewsVoyage 07:07, 19 January 2021 (UTC) 12:44, 10 February 2021 (UTC) Galahad February 26 2021 → March 01 2021 running
Int. Womens day 2021 21:56, 28 January 2021 (UTC) 04:25, 06 March 2021 (UTC) Ciell March 1, 2021 → March 10, 2021 running

Queued requestsEdit

WikiGap 2021 in UkraineEdit

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

Description - This year, we are planning to continue a good tradition of international WikiGap and hold the Ukrainian part of WikiGap in March. WikiGap is a global project devoted to creating and expanding articles about notable women in order to counter gender inequality in Wikipedia. Ukrainian WikiGap 2021 will be a great opportunity to draw attention to insufficient representation of women in Wikipedia content and among Wikipedia contributors. The campaign will run from March 5th until March 21st, but we are requesting a banner for a smaller portion of this time.

Metrics - 300 articles created, 80 participants, 20 newly registered users, 10 volunteers involved

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

Banners -
Допоможіть розказати світові про видатних жінок українською!
Долучайтеся до марафону WikiGap до 21 березня  


Landing Page - Вікіпедія:WikiGap 2021

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - Simple APG

Link to grant - Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia Ukraine/2020

DiscussionEdit

I have notified the community on Ukrainian Wikipedia's Village Pump. AntonProtsiuk (WMUA) (talk) 14:48, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Wiki Loves Food 2021 in IndiaEdit

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

Description - Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India is a public photo competition on Wikimedia Commons. It shall aim at developing and improving the quality and quantity of pictures of various cuisines found from all over India and thus highlighting and celebrating the profusion, diversity and ethnicity of Indian cuisines.

Metrics - number of participants and images uploaded

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

Banners - -
Logo
c:File:Wiki_Loves_Food_logo_2015.png
Text
Wiki Loves Food is now in India! Here is your chance to improve coverage of Indian culinary diversity on Wikipedia.
Submit photographs and win prizes!


Landing Page - c:Commons:Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Note to CentralNotice admin: Expect for English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata, we would like the banber to be displayed to all visitors of above listed languages, irrespective of geography. We might have a lot of expats who would want to share their images. But for English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata, we want to restrict it to the countries specified above. Thanks, KCVelaga (talk) 07:02, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy MonthEdit

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

Description - Article writing challenge

Metrics - 300 new articles expected in multiple languages

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 - Simple APG

Link to grant - Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia Ukraine/2021

DiscussionEdit

This is a month-long challenge but we'd like to have a banner for the second part of it to encourage contributions. The banner diet may be as sparce as the CN admins decide -- ViraMotorko (WMUA) (talk) 04:13, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

I created the campaign here. My intention was to show banner max 2 times in four days, Wikipedias in languages that landing page is translated to. -- Ата (talk) 04:26, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

This is not at all according to the rules, given such a short notice for the banner and that it's me asking for it in my contractor's hat. I am kindly asking Ciell and Martin to review this, I do hope the banner can be switched on. The diet may be sat lower if it helps getting approval (I know that several most popular Wikipedias is a lot to ask). -- Ата (talk) 04:31, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Hi Ата,
March is a very busy month for the banner, as you can see in the calender. I notice that there are differences in settings as mentioned in the calender and in the request here. "multiple languages" in this request (12 are now set in the campaign?) vs "en+hu" in the calender, targetting "all countries" according to this request vs "Hungaria" according to the calender. And Samat is requesting a very polite 3 impressions to show to every user per the information in the calender - this is a banner that is requested to show the first week of 3 consecutive months, so there is already a repetitive diet planned. I would prefer the slimmer settings for this campaign, per the initial planned banner campaign as described in the calender. Ciell (talk) 10:50, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Ciell, I think what you refer to is the setting of Hungarian fundrasing campaign; my edit was this one. Taking the busyness of the calendar into account, what settings would you suggest as appropriate? -- Ата (talk) 14:49, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
What a silly mix up of mine, my apologies. I'm going to have another look right now. Ciell (talk) 20:13, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
Hi Ата, I can totally agree with twice every four days. Do you have community support from al of the languages you are targetting? Ciell (talk) 20:23, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2021Edit

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

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

DiscussionEdit

Banner settings will be Same as last year please. You may copy this (Just change the banner code & date). --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 23:42, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

I know, you have to made this request 7 days in advance. The sad part is we are planning for this contest since january 2021. We create all relevant page, we made grant request etc. We just didn't decided when we will start the contest. Because of en:International Mother Language Day, yesterday (20 February) Wikimedia Bangladesh decide to start this contest from today (21 February). So, i didn't have 10 days in advance to made this request. I will understand if CentralNotice admin wants to wait 10 days, but if possible create this banner as soon sa possible. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 23:59, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Contest announcement, discussion for central notice can be found here (given on 21 February). No objection from anyone. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 01:15, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Can you help. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 21:18, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

I have created the banner (preview) and the campaign. The settings are copied from the previous year campaign; the banner is given normal priority. -- Ата (talk) 17:54, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

2021 Science Photo Competition RussiaEdit


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

Description - Science Photo Competition 2021 is a Russian part of an international contest Science Photo Competition 2021, conducted by Wikimedia movement volunteers to promote science and illustration of science-related Wikipedia articles by quality modern photography and media-files. The Russian part of the international competition will be held from March 1 to April 30, 2021. These dates are coordinated with international organizations.. Authors of 21 best photoes & multimedia files uploaded on Wikimedia Commons (3*7 nominations) will be awarded.

The contest is co-organized by Wikimedia Russia volunteers in partnership with Russian-language "Nauka" 24/7 Science TV Channel.

Metrics - New Users + Number of photoes & media files

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

Banner -
  • RU



Landing Page - RU
Banner -


  • EN



Landing Page - EN


Community notification textEdit

  • RU: 1 марта стартет «Конкурс научных фотографий 2021», уже традиционно фотомарафон проходит совместно с телеканалом «Наука», будет интересно. Приглашаем всех кому небезынтересна наука и кто в силах держать в руках фотоаппарат. Правила конкурса очень просты, призы имеют место быть! Коллеги, для привлечения внешних участников, мы предложили баннер конкурса через CentralNotice.
  • EN:On Marth 1, the «Science Photo Competition 2021» started, traditionally the photo marathon is being held jointly with the Nauka television channel, it will be interesting. We invite everyone who is interested in science and who is able to hold a camera in their hands. The rules of the contest are very simple, prizes have a place to be! Colleagues, to attract external participants, we proposed a banner of the competition through CentralNotice.

NotificationsEdit

DiscussionEdit

  •   Support In my mind it's very importent thing.Just (talk · contribs · page moves · block user · block log)
  •   Support. Effective in outreach, obtaining new valuable content & gaining public support for Wikipedia.--Frhdkazan (talk) 19:56, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  • A two-month campaign is far too long, in my opinion. Also, why does this exclude logged-in users? --Yair rand (talk) 11:38, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
    • The banner will appear three times a week. This is actually less than one month. In order not to strain the banner of those people who create the encyclopedia on a daily basis. My experience with this contest for the fifth year in a row, says that in the contest 99% of participants are external users. JukoFF (talk) 12:15, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support. This is a traditional annual international competition (since 2015), which provides thousands of high-quality scientific illustrations, which are then used in Wikipedia in almost all languages. --Ctac (talk) 08:20, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
  • The strongest support - because I think that these illustration are most important for the encyclopedia, as they illustrate the most fundamental knowlege. And hence this competion is one of the most important for the project. And the banner would not only attracts valued participants, but also send a message to the reader that Wikipedia cares science. Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 19:25, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Very useful and successfull competition. --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 00:38, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Actionweek 2021 - de.wikipedia.orgEdit

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

Description - the German, Austrian and Swiss Chapter together with interested community members organise a "Actionweek" where interested people can learn about Wikipedia. The campaign takes place arount the 20th birthday of the German language version and will take place on the the landingpage wikimedia.de/wikipedia20.

Metrics -

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

Banners - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Actionweek_2021 not sticky – will be provided by FunTech Team of WMDE and will also setup campaign

Landing Page - wikimedia.de/wikipedia20

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - NoGrant

Link to grant - NoGrant

DiscussionEdit

Hi Merle von Wittich (WMDE), why would you like to use the CN banner for this, if you only want to target the German speaking Wikipedia? Did you consider to just use the site notice of the German Wikipedia? Ciell (talk) 10:36, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

@Ciell: regarding your question:

Sitenotice looks like an embedded banner under the main headline, so it is less noticed by the reader. Other reasons why we use Central Notice instead of Site Notice:

  • no design, only html, csss possible
  • no tracking possibilities
  • no configuration options or targeting possible
  • can be used only by community (at least in de-WP we as an organization don't use it)
  • previous birthday communication was also via CentralNotice, so we follow this logic

--Merle von Wittich (WMDE) (talk) 12:28, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

@Yair rand: We used the Actionweek projectpage for the proposal of the banners: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikimedia_Deutschland/Neue_Ehrenamtliche/Kampagnen/Aktionswoche_Wikipedia_2021#Bannerentw%C3%BCrfe

--Merle von Wittich (WMDE) (talk) 12:30, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

@Merle von Wittich (WMDE): Thank you for the link. Did you talk about this with the community somewhere: is there support for showing a CN banner about this event? (Please be aware of our guidelines for banners)
You are correct that banners are not made with wikicode and we use html instead: we do not, however, use images like the ones designed in the link. Images and text should be supplied separately. I am not a CN notice admin who can design such flashy banners and campaigns (sorry!), but I am willing to help you through the process where ever I can, please don't be put off or offended by my questions. Ciell (talk) 10:30, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

@Ciell:, there was no direct feedback regarding the banner design from the community. But the project page was communicated on different community pages and it is our "standard" to present the banners and ask for feedback on our project pages :) And regarding your concern towards our "flashy" banners: I think there is a misunderstanding here. We are currently working on the HTML implementation and the banner will be implemented by my colleagues from the software department – as long as there are no objections from your side :) But a very big thank you to you that you still offer support! --Merle von Wittich (WMDE) (talk) 11:13, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Internation Womens Day OverlapEdit

Dear @Ciell:, unfortunately I just realized that our campaign has a time overlap with the International Women's Day Central Notice. I would like to briefly discuss with you how we should proceed here. The first option is, of course, that we share the Central Notice with 50% each for the overlapping days.

However, I would be happy, if you would consider whether more playout is possible for us: A lot of work has gone into the campaign and in fact there is also overlap with the advertised International Women's Day offerings: we have videos and even a live workshop on "Mind the Gap" and of course projects like "Women in Red" are featured. The week of action is supported by three chapters and Wikipedians and there are various offers, including live ones, for those interested instead of just a landing page. Solutions I have thought of:

  • on 08.3. we share 50% of the Central Notice banner, for 09. and 10.03. we get more banner space or even a 100% playout.
  • We start with our campaign only on 09.03. and get again on 09. and 10.03. more or the whole Central Notice space.

Of course, our central notice campaign only affects non-logged-in users and users up to 1,000 edits in Austria, Germany and German-speaking areas in Switzerland, South Tyrol, Lichtenstein and Luxembourg.


I look forward to your response --Merle von Wittich (WMDE) (talk) 08:47, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Update @Ciell:, i haven't heard from you now and our software team has to set up the campaign today. However, I have been in contact with derHexer, who informed me that the Women's Day campaign is currently not being played out to non-registered users. So the overlap is minimal and my worries are settled).
Hi Merle von Wittich (WMDE), sorry, my IRL took over this week.
I see the DE-banner is set to show for three times in total, the IWD banner will show twice. I think they will not really colide, but will alternate. That should be okay, right? And yes, the IWD only targets registered users. Ciell (talk) 20:18, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
I think so :) --Merle von Wittich (WMDE) (talk) 08:47, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Banner will be created and set up by the WMDE team. Ciell (talk) 18:25, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Update: Banners are implemented and the campaign has been set up by the WMDE team :) --Merle von Wittich (WMDE) (talk) 15:41, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Yoruba Language SurveyEdit

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

Description - The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) aims to provide a universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement and all its projects. This survey is part of the second phase ("Phase 2") of the project which began on 2 February 2021, when the Board approved the draft UCoC text developed in Phase 1. The second phase of the project focuses on how to enforce the UCoC policy.

Metrics - We aim for atleast 100 responses.

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 - None

Link to grant - None

DiscussionEdit

Hello Ciell, can you please take a quick look at this? :)--SOyeyele (WMF) (talk) 09:06, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi SOyeyele (WMF), could you please have another look at the dates you request for this banner? They seem to have expired already? And please give us and the community 10 days for processing and comments on requests for CN banners. I don't have a big problem with it this time because of the small setting, but just something to think about for future requests.
About the banner: we don't use wikicode inside banners. It is easiest if you give us one or two images, max 70 characters of text in one or two lines, and a landing page. We'll (I'll) put the banner together from that. Ciell (talk) 10:13, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
Hi Ciell, thank you for response. I have corrected the dates accordingly, and apologies for the urgency of the request. I'll keep it in mind to request earlier in the future. I have also restructured the request in the way which you described.
Hi @SOyeyele (WMF):, per the banner requirements, please create a landing page within the Wikimedia domain, where you explain the link in the banner will lead to a Google form, and the users data will no longer be protected by the WMF's privacy policy, and refer to Google's privacy policy instead. Ciell (talk) 08:04, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Hi again Ciell, I have now corrected the landing page accordingly. Thank you very much.--SOyeyele (WMF) (talk) 00:36, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Hi SOyeyele (WMF): also per the guidelines, but now on surveys: did you consider using Qualtrics account via User:RMaung (WMF) for the protection of the privacy of our users? Ciell (talk) 19:25, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@SOyeyele (WMF): I've created a banner for you in the meantime, you can see the preview here. Please tell me if I can enabled it, or if it still needs corrections. Ciell (talk) 19:45, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Ciell Thank you for creating the banner. It looks fine and you can sure enable it. About the question on Qualtrics, it wasn't used for this process, because it's very expensive to run. Considering the number of surveys that is being done during the UCoC consultations, spending so much on surveys may not be a wise use of donor funds. Thank you again!--SOyeyele (WMF) (talk) 22:01, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Great, thanks for explaining and I turned on the banner. Ciell (talk) 22:37, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Wikidata Community Survey 2021Edit

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

Description - This is a survey run by Wikimedia Germany.

There are currently no metrics or baselines on community demographics and their diversity for Wikidata. Thus, showing improvement in this area is hard.

A brief survey of core demographics would provide us with a baseline for future diversity efforts. It can also serve as a foundation for more concrete and cause-and-effect research in the future

Metrics - We have no baseline of how many responses to expect except a far longer community survey done by colleagues at the WMF. We aim for 100 survey responses.

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

Banners - WMDE_Wikidata_Diversity (If you have the primary sources gadget enabled, you will see an alert. This is not a bug caused by the banner itself.

Landing Page - The Survey. There is also a Page on Wikidata with a description of the survey

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - No grant

Link to grant - No grant

DiscussionEdit

Hi @Ciell and DerHexer: is there anything missing or anything we could do to move forward with this request? :) Thanks in advance for your help, Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 14:59, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Looks pretty good to me. Can you add a link to the project page either in the banner or in the survey? I think that this will help others learning about the backgrounds. As you intend to have it delivered to all languages (despite having the survey only in a couple of languages available—which is fine with me), I suggest to enable the translate extension for the project page so that volunteers can help you with translations about the background there. Thanks in advance and best, —DerHexer (Talk) 17:57, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Lea Lacroix (WMDE): Forgot the ping. —DerHexer (Talk) 17:57, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendations @DerHexer: I included a link to the project page in the survey. I'll also figure out how to enable the translate extension. --Raja Gumienny (WMDE) (talk) 11:00, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Translation willbe made possible by the admin implementing the banner. We can do that before the banner goes live, if you provide the translations to us. Ciell (talk) 23:07, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Just to add that we already went ahead and enabled translations for the page. Mohammed Sadat (WMDE) (talk) 12:24, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Could you also include information about privacy etc. of the survey? Please also take note of the banner guidelines for surveys. Ciell (talk) 19:51, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: On the survey we gave the information that all data is collected anonymously, all questions are voluntary, and the software platform we are using is GDPR compliant (it's Lamapoll, hosted in Germany and was checked thoroughly by WMDE, more information here (unfortunately only in German). --Raja Gumienny (WMDE) (talk) 11:00, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@Raja Gumienny (WMDE): Still our users have to right to read on the policies of a third party tool they are being led to by our banners, before they visit the site. Please include this information on a landing page or in the banner. Ciell (talk) 23:07, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: Hello Ciell, I asked the developers we work with to a link to be added to the banner, leading to the page with infos on privacy and the survey questions. On this page, I also added information and links to the legal documents regarding the used survey platform. --Jan Dittrich (WMDE) (talk) 12:23, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, looks good to me! Ciell (talk) 10:38, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: Great! The developer I work with added the link to the banner, too, as you can see when you click the banner test link. Is there anything that is still missing from my side that I can provide? If not, is there a rough estimate when the banner could be activated? --Jan Dittrich (WMDE) (talk) 13:18, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
@Jan Dittrich (WMDE): I'm afraid this is beyond my basic knowledge of the CN. Maybe DerHexer or Martin Urbanec can help. Do you have the html code for us available somewhere? Has it been tested on all devices (laptop/iPad/Android/IOS/other)? Ciell (talk) 12:34, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
Well, won't it be activated by WMDE staff anyways? When all tests are completed, I don't see any reason not to proceed. I'm just a little confused by the start and end date of the campaign but I'm sure that it will be adjusted once it will be activated (alongside the impression diet and such). Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:04, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit


WikiKaleidoskopEdit

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

Description - WikiKaleidoskop is a photo and graphics competition at Wikimedia Commons

Metrics -

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

Banners - Landing Page - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:WikiKaleidoskop

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - WMID Annual Plan Grant

Link to grant - Grants:APG/Proposals/2019-2020 round 2/Wikimedia Indonesia/Proposal form

DiscussionEdit

Hello, @Martin Urbanec: Could you help us to display this banner request? Raymond (WMID) (talk) 11:05, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello @DerHexer: Could you please help us to set up the banner? Thank you Hillun Vilayl Napis (WMID) (talk) 05:21, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Yes, I will have a look at it now. —DerHexer (Talk) 12:48, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  • @Hillun Vilayl Napis (WMID): I've created the banner and campaign. It will look like that. However, you did not provide an English text which I could add to the banner. Please give me these texts and ping me. Furthermore, please add an English translation for c:Commons:WikiKaleidoskop. Otherwise, I cannot switch it on for English language settings. Please use the Translate extension, a Commons translation administrator will help you with that. The campaign can go online by then, if you want to have it started with Indonesian focus only, please let me know. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:59, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello @DerHexer: Our target is Indonesian people who open Commons, id.wikipedia and en.wikipedia. Do you still need the English text and English translation for c:Commons:WikiKaleidoskop to run the banner? If so, we will provide it soon.

Thank you for your help Hillun Vilayl Napis (WMID) (talk) 14:05, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

@DerHexer: This is the English translation for the banner: "Let's participate in our photo challenge WikiKaleidoskop! Registration is open throughout 2021. See the terms and conditions here." Thank you for your support! Raymond (WMID) (talk) 15:12, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@Hillun Vilayl Napis (WMID) and Raymond (WMID): Thank you for providing the English translation. I've changed it accordingly and switched on the Indonesian version. Sadly, there seems to be a misunderstanding how CentralNotice works: We cannot target particular projects, we can target all projects (like Wikipedia and Commons) where people set specific language settings in their preferences (like English or Indonesian). So currently, the campaign runs on all Wikipedias and on Commons where people have set Indonesian as language of their interface and their IP is based in Indonesia. It could be me when I switch to Indonesian setting on English Wikipedia. If you want to reach out to all people with English interface on all Wikipedias and Commons whose IP is based in Indonesia, you should provide an English translation of the landing page. When you are fine as it is now, please let me know, then I will close this request as solved. Good luck for your campaign! Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:09, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@DerHexer: So, to make it clear, if someone whose IP is based in Indonesia and his interface is English, can he spot the banner? If he can spot it, it is OK for us, because the competition is open for Indonesian citizen only and he must live in Indonesia. Best, Raymond (WMID) (talk) 05:47, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
@Raymond (WMID): Not at the moment as I did not activate English because there is no English landing page yet. Once you have created this page, I can add English to the selected languages. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:21, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Africa 2021Edit

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

Description - Call for participation to Wiki Loves Africa 2021.

Metrics -

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

Banners - tbd with Joseph and Romaine, inspired from previous years

Landing Page - c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2021

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - APGs and multiple Rapid Grants

Link to grant - Wiki Loves Africa

DiscussionEdit

  • @Anthere:
    • Is the CentralNotice intended to be run at different times in different parts of the continent, or is it intended to run across the whole continent for two months straight? That seems very long for a regular contest.
    • The page on Commons says the contest will be from Feb 15 - Apr 15. Why is the CentralNotice request for between Feb 1 - March 31?
    • (Not directly related to the CentralNotice request, but the page on Commons also mentions direct cash prizes, which IIUC are not permitted. Are those listings supposed to be for vouchers or some such?)
  • Sorry for waiting until so soon before the start to comment. --Yair rand (talk) 07:37, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello Yair.

  • Time set has been move to 15th Feb per populate vote and to accomodate other contests. There are no perfect solutions. But I confirm it starts Feb 15 (I will go fix that date). So we are not yet late in setting up the banner ;)
  • Usually... the site notice administrators choose when it runs, how often and with what pressure depending on the other topics that needs visibility. The most possible, the best. But we will go with what is possible (I have not checked what will coincide, but I know that Wiki Loves Folklore runs in Feb and that there will be Gender-gap related announcements in March. So...
  • What does IIUC means ? Is that a new rule ? I know that the national prizes for WLA are topped. The international prizes have been approved by WMF when they approved the WLA budget. They have not mentionned it should be in-kind. Can you provide any link so that I explore the issue ? Thanks Anthere (talk)
    • @Anthere: IIUC just stands for "If I understand correctly". :) I see that the guidelines for both rapid and project grants say that "Cash prizes for contest or other competition winners" are "Not eligible for funding", contrasting with "Certificates, gift cards, books, photo equipment, etc." as prizes that can be funded. I don't see anything about it in the APG rules, however, and I'm not as sure if there are general rules for it outside of grant restrictions. (I do recall that last time the topic came up on enwiki VP, when there was a miscommunication leading people to think that cash was being given out as prizes in a different contest, some people were pretty upset by the thought. At least one person wanted to ban vouchers as well, IIRC, but nobody made a full proposal for it.) --Yair rand (talk) 21:51, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
      • Ahhhh IIUC... nice. Well, we added a note on the contest page in case after we saw that WLM offered in-kind prizes. We are going to ask WMF for more info though. Thanks Anthere (talk)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Approved & Work in progressEdit

2021 tax campaign of Wikimedia HungaryEdit

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

Description - Appeal for tax donations in the Hungarian 1% system. (Hungarian income tax system allows individual Hungarian tax payers to direct 1% of their tax to an organization of their choice, that has PBO status. Wikimedia Hungary registered and qualified as a public benefit organization.)

Metrics - Number of donors and sum of donations

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

  Comment WM-HU has an agreement under preparation with the WMF about the banner campaign. The campaign will be between 18th February and 20th May, separated into four periods. Active campaign periods were consulted with Seddon:

  • 18 to 24 February,
  • 15 to 21 March,
  • 28 April to 5 May and
  • 12 to 20 May.

I am a CN admin, and I can handle and administrate the campaign myself as I did in the previous years. Samat (talk) 19:03, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  • Approved and agreement in place Seddon (WMF) (talk) 19:23, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

WikiGap 2021Edit

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

Description - promote an online editatons to close the gender gap on Wikipedia

Metrics - page clicks, editions, new users

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

Banners - logo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wiki_gap_logotype.svg + text: Březen, měsíc žen na Wikipedii. Pojďme zaplnit internetový gender gap

Landing Page - https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedie:WikiGap_2021

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  Approved --Martin Urbanec (talk) 00:40, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/cswiki_wikigap_2021 --Martin Urbanec (talk) 00:50, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Mujeres con CalleEdit

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

Description - From March 1 to April 4 2021, the chapters and user groups of Latin America are launching the editing contest

"Mujeres con Calle" (in english "Women in the streets"), so we can make visible the women who bear their names on the streets. This initiative, framed in the month of women was organized in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 with approximately 4000 articles edited. So we will need a banner for this year too. To do it we want to invite all the Wikimedia user groups and chapters to the contest. We invite each group, from its place and context, to push and join this proposal, whose main objective is to improve the content on women Wikipedia, taking into account, also the quality.

Metrics - Page views. New articles improved and created.

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

Banners - "Del 1 de marzo hasta el 4 de abril puedes participar del concurso global "Mujeres con Calle". Traduce y crea artículos sobre las mujeres que dan nombre a las calles de nuestros pueblos, ciudades o provincias y que aún no están en Wikipedia."

Landing Page - https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiconcurso/Mujeres_con_Calle

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Hola @MarcoAurelio:! Me podrías ayudar con esto?, gracias :-) --Carla Toro (WMCL) (talk) 21:45, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Hola, @Carla. Sí, procuraré tenerlo listo en unas horas. Un saludo. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:32, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
@Cftoro (WMCL) Me sale este diseño. ¿Os gusta? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 23:09, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: hola! Está Perfecto! Muchas gracias por ayudarme :-) --Carla Toro (WMCL) (talk) 15:22, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Cftoro (WMCL): No hay de qué. Procedo a configurar el banner para las fechas solicitadas y dejar resuelta la petición. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:45, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Hay un pequeño problema con las fechas. Normalmente no se permiten banners con una duración superior a los quince días. Aviso a mis compañeros para ver qué se puede hacer. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:01, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio Entiendo, quizás se puede configurar para que esté quince días en total durante el mes? --Carla Toro (WMCL) (talk) 18:59, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  • @Cftoro (WMCL): Please link to where the local community has been notified of the banner proposal. Thanks. --Yair rand (talk) 11:29, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Yair rand. This banner is for a campaign that will be carried out throughout Latin America and we are organizing it among various chapters in the region. So I don't understand what you mean with a link where the local community has been notified. Please help me understand. --Carla Toro (WMCL) (talk) 18:59, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@Cftoro (WMCL): CentralNotice banners require a comment period of at least seven days, and the target wiki (in this case the Spanish Wikipedia) must be notified of the Meta-Wiki discussion beforehand. --Yair rand (talk) 23:47, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@Yair rand: Now I understand, thanks :-). Here is the link where the community of the Spanish Wikipedia is notified.--Carla Toro (WMCL) (talk) 15:14, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  • The campaign is approvable, but it is set to last for a whole month. Usually that is not granted. @Seddon and Seddon (WMF): What is your opinion? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:00, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: maybe keep it to 50% plus impression limiting of 5 per week or 2 every 3 days? Seddon (talk) 22:20, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
@Seddon I was thinking on a diet of 45/50% of traffic and an impression limit of one per day or so. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:11, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Seddon: This is the (not yet enabled) campaign. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:41, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: 50% and 1 impression per day works for me. Seddon (talk) 17:52, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: and Cftoro (WMCL): since we're running the Gender gap/International Women's Day campaign for this writing event as well, targetting the same language etc. maybe this banner can start after the other banner has ended? Ciell (talk) 19:46, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
I'll let Carla answer, as she is the organiser of this. I am not afiliated with WMCL nor any other chapter, nor I am a participant in the contest. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:23, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: and MarcoAurelio: I don't have a problem with Ciell proposal, so it works for me. Thank you for all the work that you've been doing :-) --Carla Toro (WMCL) (talk) 19:03, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  Approved. Set to start on March 11 till April 4 then. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:50, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Campaigns currently runningEdit

WMCZ Describe a monument contest 2021Edit

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

Description - This is a promotional banner for a contest on Czech Wikipedia (cs.wikipedia.org). The fourth iteration of this contest (1st: 2018, 2nd: 2019, 3rd: 2020) will be taking place in January 2021. The goal of the contest is to write new articles about cultural monuments in the Czech Republic. 150+ were written in 2018, 600+ in 2019 and 150+ again in 2020.

Metrics -

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 - WMCZ APG

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  Approved provided community will not object, regular WMCZ action with demonstrated success. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:59, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Extended the timeframe for the banner, as it's a regular action with demonstrated success --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:59, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021Edit

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

Description - Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021[1] is an online wiki-event by A2K to be conducted from 19 – 21 February 2021 during the occasion of International Mother Language Day. This will be an entirely online wiki-event with different components such as online workshops, presentations, discussions, etc. (the exact schedule is to be prepared gradually and will be presented around a month before the actual event date.) The event will mostly focus on different Wikimedia projects in India, and possibly a large number of participants will be from India. However, event participation is not restricted to any particular country.

Metrics -

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

Banners -
Banner 1 - 16 February 2021 - 21 February 2021
 
 
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021!

An online Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 is going on ​​across India, please participate..
Online wiki-event with different components such as online workshops, presentations, discussions and many more...
Main Event : February 19 - 21, 2021


Banner 2 - Upto 24 January 2021
 
 
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021!

Submission open for Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Untill 24 January 2021
Please Submit your presentation, lightning talk, panel discussion and workshops.
Main Event :February 19 - 21, 2021


Banner 3 - 16 January 2021 - 16 February 2021
 
 
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021!

Registration open for Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Untill 16 February 2021
Main Event : February 19 - 21, 2021



Landing Page - Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - NA

Link to grant - NA

DiscussionEdit

  • It would be good to show this only to signed-in autoconfimred editors/extended confirmed editors of projects. A submission requires some Wiki-experience, -- টিটো দত্ত (কথা) 09:35, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
We need this Central Notice to deliver three different messages.
  • Banner 1: You may have this notice every two days. During events. 19-21 February 2021. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:25, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Banner 2: This notice may be published during the Submission open campaign.
  • Banner 3: This notice may be published during the Registration open campaign.

Do we have to make different requests to do these three different campaigns? Or will this be done through this request?Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:49, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

@Jayanta (CIS-A2K) It can be handled in this one. Is it safe to assume the dates are final? Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:23, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
@Jayanta (CIS-A2K) Also, I'm not sure what you want to do with banner 1, can you clarify? Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:12, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec:, Thanks for your reply. I have changed the write-up of Banner-1 which will be run during the main events. All dates are final as mentioned. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:25, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Hi,@Martin Urbanec and Ciell:, any update?

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

@Martin Urbanec: (or any other CN admin): could you please handle this one? Ciell (talk) 13:11, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Sure, will do it later today hopefully. Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:23, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
@Jayanta (CIS-A2K): Hi, sorry, this took longer than I expected. I prepared the banners, could you please replace "South Asia" with the individual countries you wish to run the banner in? We can't geographically focus banners on "South Asia", we need to list the countries instead. Thanks, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:14, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
@Jayanta (CIS-A2K) and I'd also need "Indic languages" to be clarified, could you please list all of them? Thanks! Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:15, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
For their previous October banner, Jayanta listed the following 12 languages for India: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and for country targets India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. Ciell (talk) 20:28, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:45, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
  Done @Jayanta (CIS-A2K): Banners enabled. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:42, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec:, Thannk you for this update.Some community member have mentioned that there is no traslation option of central notice. Could you please enable it? It will help for community to translate. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:11, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Jayanta (CIS-A2K) Right, thanks for noting it. It was already set to translatable, but no translation link was provided. I just added them to the banners. For convenience, here are all of the translation links:
Note some of the messages (namely, "Main Event: February 19 - 21, 2021") is shared between those three banners, so you only need to translate it once.
Note translations need to be manually approved by a CentralNotice administrator. Feel free to ping me here if you need to have the translations approved.
Best, Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:53, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Please update Bengali translation ("wikimeet_india_2021_register"). There was a mistake, instead of 2021, 2016 (!) was written in the bn translation. I fixed that. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 17:12, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Translation published Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:17, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Folkore 2021Edit

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

Description - As Wiki Loves Folklore is an international photographic contest, we want as much as high audiences to contribute from all around the globe.

Metrics - Please follow Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Folklore Commons 2021/Report

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

Banners - Same as the previous one: CentralNotice/Request/Wiki Loves Love 2020 (Folklore).

Landing Page - Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 and the upload wizard

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - organization

Link to grant - Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Folklore Commons 2021

DiscussionEdit

  1.   Strong support It should be done.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 18:52, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
  2.   Support Wiki Loves Folklore is an important project, and shall be noticed more by the community to guarantee a good participation to it. -- Anass Sedrati (talk) 10:31, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
  3.   Strong support What we have here is an important wiki project that need participants from a wiki communities around so I believe this should done. Isaac Kanguya✌ (talk) 17:43, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

I created a banner at Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/wikilovesfolklore2021. However, I fail to find any 2021 specific banner image like File:Wiki-Loves-Love-2020-Folklore-banner-logo.png was. Is there such a logo we should use? In fact, I don't find any WLF specific logo that could be used, the closest I see is File:Wiki_Loves_Folklore_Logo.svg, which is not really usable because a) has different dimensions than the last banner logo b) has blank space all around it c) it's not a real SVG image, the logo is raster.

Also, I find this year presentation quite confusing. For instance, Commons's page c:Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 links to Wiki Loves Folklore at Meta, which redirects to Feminism and Folklore, which is another contest (?). Since you want to have the banner displayed to anonymous users (ie. newcomers), I would suggest adding buttons to the page that make it clear what I should actually do (sign up somewhere first? newbies might also ask how do i actually upload something here).

--Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:51, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you Martin for your good feedback and support. Logo can be found here. We added a button for account creation in the main page. We also removed meta page link from commons page to reduce the confusion among user. If you want to suggest more changes feel free to ask as the contest is starting in 5 days(1 February). Thank you so much for your support!-*•.¸♡ ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕝 ♡¸.•*𝕋𝕒𝕝𝕜 11:23, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Martin Urbanec I am the Programs Coordinator for the Wiki Loves Folklore campaign 2021. I am nudging you a bit on the above approval alert as per the response of @User:Benipal hardarshan. Please let us know if there is anything more you may require from the team since the campaign is to start on February 1. Thanks. Joy Agyepong (talk) 14:43, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

@Joy Agyepong and Benipal hardarshan: Thanks for your reply and the improvements!   Approved and   Done. I set the campaign at [1]. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:55, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: Can you help us with the translation of the banner? It will be helpful if you can share the link which we have to translate.--*•.¸♡ ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕝 ♡¸.•*𝕋𝕒𝕝𝕜 18:45, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
@Benipal hardarshan I used last year translations, so there's nothing new to translate :-). If you want to review, feel free to use https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Translate?group=Centralnotice-tgroup-wikiloveslove2020&language=en&filter=%21translated&action=translate. Just ping me once there is something changed, so I can approve all the translations. Apart from that, the banner should be fully set up (at Commons, as requested). Best, Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:00, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Martin Urbanec Thank you for all your assistance so far but just one more thing. The central notice banner was not to be set on commons only. I think there was a miscommunication. Can you please help rectify the problem as nothing indicates our campaign is running on the Wikis. Best. Joy Agyepong (talk) 12:15, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Benipal hardarshan, hello @Joy Agyepong, thanks for your message. So, this banner was requested as Commons only, see the request header, so I thought you want to go with only Commons.
Ad extending this banner to more wikis: Last year, there was a couple of communities asking for the WLF banner taken down, see CentralNotice/Request/Wiki_Loves_Love_2020_(Folklore). Is there a list of partner wikis that actively joined in the contest? If so, can you list it here, please? Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:57, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
Martin Urbanec, I see the initial marking for Commons only as a mistake. What would be the standard for WLM banners, as Pharos pointed out last year this kind of contest needs an even heavier campaign than the more traditional Wiki Loves contests as the absence of federated support means the message needs more exposition. It is always good to remember this is also one of the great strengths of this contests, as the uncommon target area brings content that we have so far missed more often than other contests. Chico Venancio (talk) 21:13, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Martin Urbanec, thank you for the feedback. This competition is an international contest which requires participation from all Wikimedians.

It will be impossible to create awareness without the banner. It's already second day into the contest and we will appreciate if this is addressed soon. Best Joy Agyepong (talk) 15:40, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

  Done as [2]. The banner has less impressions set than the Commons one, considering it's more widely deployed. Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:51, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi @Martin Urbanec:, The central notice is the only major source of information to this project. As per our survey last year, 60%+ of our audience who uploaded around 18,000+ images were targeted by the central notice. This year we see major Wikimedia projects like English, Indic Wikimedia projects like Gujarati, Kannada, Malyalam, Telugu, and some south east Asian countries like Vietnam etc (where we had our previous winning images) are excluded from the list. We also see that this is the only campaign that this running central notice and not overlapping other contest unlike previous years. So far the contest needs more reach of central notice for it to be successful. Rest we hope the best of corporation from you and the central admin team. Thank you --Tiven2240 (talk) 02:17, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

@@Martin Urbanec: and Admins" Just to elaborate some few points Like previous year, we need the banner active on all Wikipedia languages. Most importantly, the global communities visit on English Wikipedia and Africa, Asia and Europe has English as official langauge. The current coverage is only on select languages but we cannot run this campaign without approval of the banner on English Wikipedia. Kindly help us out so we can continue the campaign. Intangible heritage is one of the most important topics that have severe gap on Wikimedia Commons and on internet overall. I would humbly request you to support our request so we can continue reaching out to emerging communities that have no support system or other free platform to share about their culture. Looking forward to your support. Joy Agyepong (talk) 06:10, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

@Joy Agyepong: At the moment you are targetting languages without Commons upload campaign in the specific language. Could you please create the campaign(s?), or have the language(s?) removed? Users end up in a dead link, and this is very bad for the general use of CN banners. Ciell (talk) 11:41, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: We have created the campaigns for all other countries anyone can upload images from different countries, this is not different from how we run the campaign last year which had support from all other countries. Sorry I am not aware of the dead link you are referring to, but involved parties so far are doing well with the language translations. Im sure this won't affect CN banner. Thanks for the heads up. Best Joy Agyepong (talk) 09:19, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
@Joy Agyepong: This is what Dutch users see: in the top left it says "there is no campaign with the name "wlfolklore."'. Ciell (talk) 12:34, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: Please try again herebecause we have used the Deustch translation button and it works perfectly for users per our test yesterday. Do wiki email me should you have any concerns pertaining the issue or any other request at hand. Best Joy Agyepong (talk) 08:14, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
It now works - I think you mean you tried the Dutch instead of the Deutsch translation button? The text is still in English though. Ciell (talk) 19:23, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

´===Request to run En Wiki banner in following countries=== Thailand - c:Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/th

Ireland - Wikimedia Community Ireland c:Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Ireland

Zambia-c:Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Zambia

Kenya - c:Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Kenya

Benin - Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Bénin

Ghana - Dagbani Wikimedians User Group Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Ghana

Italy - WikiDonne User Group Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Italy

Nigeria - Hausa Wikimedians User GroupCommons:Wiki Loves Forklore 2021/Nigeria

Philippines PhilWiki Community Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021

Belarus -Wikimedia Community User Group Belarus c:Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Ru les/be-tarask

Peru -Wikimedistas de Perú Commons:Wiki Loves Forklore 2021/Peru

Albania - Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2021/Albania&Kosovo

Best. Joy Agyepong (talk)

Just a ping to @Martin Urbanec: to make sure he's seen your additional request. Ciell (talk) 18:07, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping, Ciell! It's already enabled at English Wikipedia in all countries, see [3]. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:14, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

NewsVoyageEdit

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

Description - Contest for Spanish Wikivoyage and Spanish Wikinews

Metrics -

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

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

DiscussionEdit

  Support This will serve to motivate and attract more publishers to our projects and keep our communities growing. --Hispano76 (talk) 01:52, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  Approved. Seems good to me. Will implement momentarily. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:34, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

  Done as [4] and [5]. Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:43, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Int. Womens day 2021Edit

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

Description - One global banner for International Womens day 2021, available for all gender gap activities around the 8th of March

Metrics -

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

Banners - Ciell will create a banner

Landing Page - Gender gap/International Womensday

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

We need that banner for the entire month of March in my opinion. Anthere (talk) 15:21, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Why would you prefer the whole month Anthere, could you elaborate? Ciell (talk) 19:00, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
My understanding of the History Month is that it is a full month. That would be my main argument. Anthere (talk)
Well, yes, but this banner is for the day. The 'month' is only celebrated in English speaking countries (according to the talk page here), and the banner agenda is busy with WLF and WLA and other campaigns running just before or at the same time even. I'd rather focus on the 'day' with a ten-day banner, and any 'month'-activities can off course be mentioned. Maybe the English Wikipedia can agree on turning on a site notice for this, but I don't really see why we should triple the time this banner will be shown. Ciell (talk) 20:04, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
Got it. You are right. Anthere (talk) 21:51, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

I would also like to implement sub-banners for certain geographically-linked events, as we have done for Wiki Loves Fashion in the New York City area, and during other campaigns.--Pharos (talk) 18:58, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

landingpage for all gender gap/Wikigap 2021 activities & banner preview I'm waiting for some one to add a translation-button to the banner, and then we can go live. Ciell (talk) 14:47, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Figured it out and turned it on. Ciell (talk) 15:04, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: Some parts of the banner don't seem to be transparent while other are. This leads to some unwanted depictions on other skins Monobook, as this one. Do you think that it's worth to fix it? Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:12, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@DerHexer: If you can, please: go ahead! Seddon created the banner for us, I personally do not have the knowledge to fix this. Ciell (talk) 19:16, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

At an online wikimeeting yesterday, two users asked me whether this banner could be of smaller height. Ciell, can we do that? --Ата (talk) 08:38, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

@Ата: I cannot, I am afraid I'll break things. But if you are confident: feel free, go ahead! Ciell (talk) 16:30, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell I was confident at first but..no   Ата (talk) 17:09, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

@Ciell: there have been reports that this banner has a defect when users have monobook, example (notice it is overrunning the top of page controls). This was reported on enwiki by @Eurohunter:. Would you please review the markup? Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 14:53, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
@Seddon: (who is mentioned above in the banner markup discussion). — xaosflux Talk 14:58, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: (who recently worked on banner). — xaosflux Talk 19:26, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Xaosflux Thanks for the ping. The only reason I edited this banner is to disable it for cswiki (replacing it with a local version), plus decreasing fourth a day to only twice a day.
By a quick look, I'm unable to find how the banner affects it exactly, but it indeed does. Adding div.pBody ul {overflow: hidden;} to the banner code would probably fix it, but that's a hack, not a fix. Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:32, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
See if the issue is fixed now--Sakretsu (炸裂) 19:50, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I updated the cycle from 24hrs to 48 hours, twice a day banner, every day - is a bit much on this banner. — xaosflux Talk 19:27, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for hopefully fixing the banner-error Martin Urbanec. I'm also okay with twice a day, but you already set it to low-priority and now Xaosflux even decreased it to twice every 48 hours.
Considering the many, many activities and initiatives that are joining efforts for International Women Day, this all together to me is unreasonable strict. This not only effects the English Wikipedia, but many other projects as well. This banner was set up to join forces for all the diferent events that are being organised within the movement around the 8th of March, as well as to prevent banners from colliding or people having to 'compete' about the banner space (wikigap vs gendergap vs art + feminism vs women in red etc). The banner does not run for the whole month of March (though individual banners after the tenth may have their own settings), this is why I choose a (imho already low) diet of twice every 12 hours. Please agree with me that for at least untill the 8th, which is our 'big day', aka International Womens Day, the previous banner diet can be restored, at least partial for twice per 24 hours and with a normal weight. Ciell (talk) 20:10, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: This is preventing those who have actually seen the banner, and dismissed it from constantly being bombarded by it - multiple times a day. I think that twice a day, every day, for each editor is very excessive already and don't want to drive people to disabling all CN's as the "easy" way to avoid banner overload. I also think that twice every other day is also excessive but was trying to only make a marginal increase. Will leave for others to comment. — xaosflux Talk 20:17, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Would a good alternative according to you be to remove the diet for the next three days, so that users can close it and it does not reoccur after they have dismissed it? IWD is on Moday, I would really want the banner to be up on that day specifically, but also this upcoming weekend since many online events are being held. Ciell (talk) 21:28, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: I reset it to 86400, perhaps we can slow it back down after Monday while it runs out. — xaosflux Talk 22:02, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. Ciell (talk) 16:25, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell IIRC, setting it to low only gives preference to local banners, it shouldn't affect how frequently it actually appears. Or am i missing something? Also ping @Seddon (WMF) Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:25, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
I thought it might mean the banner is shown less frequently, but it it only means it gives preference to local banners (how does the software know this?, I'm fine with this seting. Ciell (talk) 16:25, 6 March 2021 (UTC)


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