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:
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.
Contents 

(This list is automatically updated every two hours.)

Request Requested at Last edit Primary contact Duration State
Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon 2020 11:35, 6 September 2020 (UTC) 01:45, 19 September 2020 (UTC) Jayanta (CIS-A2K) → 01 October 2020 → 15 October 2020 open
Wiki Loves Fashion 2020 21:53, 16 September 2020 (UTC) 06:16, 23 September 2020 (UTC) Pharos 23-09-2020 → 26-09-2020 open
Dewiki Wikipedia-Challenge campaign 14:58, 14 September 2020 (UTC) 03:00, 14 September 2020 (UTC) Christine Domgörgen (WMDE) 1st October 2020 → 11th October 2020 open
Czech Wiki Photo 2020 11:24, 12 September 2020 (UTC) 11:24, 12 September 2020 (UTC) Martin Urbanec 1 October 2020 → 7 October 2020 open
2020 Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-Thon 21:26, 30 August 2020 (UTC) 09:57, 22 September 2020 (UTC) Jamie Tubers 1st October 2020 → 30th November 2020 approved
Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2020 01:10, 19 August 2020 (UTC) 12:36, 20 August 2020 (UTC) আফতাবুজ্জামান 15 August 2020 → 15 october 2020 running
Alumni and Mentors of Russia 2020 19:30, 10 August 2020 (UTC) 06:48, 21 August 2020 (UTC) JukoFF 20st August 2020 → 10th Oсtober 2020 running
The Black Lunch Table Writing Contest 02:40, 27 August 2020 (UTC) 08:20, 31 August 2020 (UTC) Jamie Tubers 1st September 2020 → 30th September 2020 running
Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 18:43, 22 August 2020 (UTC) 01:58, 06 September 2020 (UTC) Romaine 1 September/October/November 2020 → 30/31 September/October/November 2020 running
Wiki Loves Monuments Brasil 2020 20:19, 8 September 2020 (UTC) 05:32, 16 September 2020 (UTC) Sturm 1st October 2020 → 31 October 2020 running
Wiki Cari Festival 03:58, 4 September 2020 (UTC) 07:34, 23 September 2020 (UTC) Pharos 14-09-2020 → 19-09-2020 running
Wiki loves SDGs 2020 03:56, 24 August 2020 (UTC) 04:57, 23 September 2020 (UTC) EMsmile 19 September 2020 → 26 September 2020 running

Queued requestsEdit

Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon 2020Edit

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

Description - Wikisource proofreading Contest on all Indic languages. To bring new editors & create awareness.

Metrics -

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

Banners -



Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

  • Needs light copy-editing: "is taking place ​​across India", "and win prizes". I support the display of a banner on en.Wikipedia and sister projects, within a South-Asian geographic limit, for this multi-lingual project. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:43, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, updated as per your suggestion. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:56, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Hi @Jayanta (CIS-A2K):, With the requested languages you say "(see Discussion)". Could you supply a link please? Ciell (talk) 10:34, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi,@Ciell: We are planning to conduct one another contest like this Indic Wikisource. I have announed at English Wikipedia here for your reference.Thanks. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 18:10, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Great, thank you. I'm specifically interested in why you would like to target all Wikimedia projects, and why you would like to also target ip-adresses. It does not look like a user-0 project to me: what is your intention with targetting ip's? Ciell (talk) 18:23, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Specially I want to target all wikimedia project (Wikipedia,Wikisource,Wikitionary,Wikiquote,Wikivoyger etc) of all Indic languages (including English) in India, Bangladesh, Srilanka for all IP user or login user.Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 18:32, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Also I have announced most of all Indic language project here.Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 18:37, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the links provided.
I'd prefer to only target anonymous accounts, when there are certain goals set, for instance in a (WMF or otherwise supported) grant, of in a fundraiser. We only very rarely should target our ip's, not automatically including editathons (where you do need a certain level of experience before you can join) and extra-especially when a banner on the one project would lead them to a whole new project, which 99% of the time they have never visited before. Could you explain to why you want to target tens of thousands of ip's, and the level of support and guidance these new users would get from you? You might also want to read our banner guidelines if you have not yet read them. Ciell (talk) 13:45, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Fashion 2020Edit

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

Description - Edit-a-thon drive for global Wiki Loves Fashion campaign and particularly for w:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/MetFashion 2020 livestream with w:Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday September 26, 2020 (see last year's at w:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/MetFashion. This will be a much shorter time period than previous Wiki Loves X CN campaigns, and will have follow up to help support new editors in the area over the following weeks over Wikimedia Chat.

Metrics -

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

Banners - Similar to previous Wiki Loves X and livestream banners.

Landing Page - Wiki Loves Fashion / w:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/MetFashion 2020

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - {{{granttype}}}

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

  •   Support banner for Wiki Loves Fashion and associated projects. I'm helping to organize the live stream related to this. - Fuzheado (talk) 18:07, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I'm helping with the main project on Meta (various pages, lists of articles, results etc). --Camelia (talk) 18:10, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support This was a successful event last year and should work well remotely. - PKM (talk) 18:33, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I'm one of the coordinator of the project and will help to organize the same. --Rajeeb (talk) 18:40, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Pharos: Did something go wrong with the geotargeting? I'm seeing the banner in Canada. --Yair rand (talk) 10:11, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
    @Yair rand: I've noticed it in Germany, too, and changed the banners accordingly. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:20, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  • Somebody forgot the geotargeting. I've just changed it to the requested New York, New Jersey, Italy (and added Italian as a language). In case other adjustments are needed, don't hesitate to ping me. —DerHexer (Talk) 10:17, 23 September 2020 (UTC) PS: The proposal is unclear whether it's just logged-in or also anonymous users. Currently, the banner is set to logged-in only.
  • @DerHexer: The proposal was to target logged-in users globally, and anonymous users locally, for the duration of the three days. This isn't a standard option, but it's been done before. I turned on the global one first, and had planned to turn on the local one today. Perhaps we could also shorten the banner message if that helps.--Pharos (talk) 12:05, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
    • @Pharos: “Target both logged-in and anonymous in New York and New Jersey in the US, possibly in Italy as well” as single criterion for geotargeting looked pretty clear to me while “Logged-in editors globally, both in select areas” looked quite unclear to me, to be honest, “globally” could have meant all=global projects, too. I also took into concern that there is currently a global logged-in users campaign running, Wiki Loves Monuments, where I couldn't find any discussions with WLM organizers about priorization, banner impressions, etc. which Central Notice administrators will need to set up both logged-in campaigns appropriately (ping @Romaine: as WLM campaigns contact and @Effeietsanders: as WLM co-inventor and co-organizer). Any (new) logged-in campaign should have approval by/notification of all affected communities which I cannot find here and translations into the local languages. Such procedures have been a requirement at other campaigns, too, and these campaigns where even limited to those countries where contact persons were already named. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:38, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
      • @DerHexer: The request form is rather inadequate, I answered as best I could. The only geotargeting would indeed be local for New York and New Jersey, to catch a wider range there because of the local interest. I do think "Do you wish to show banners to Logged In users, Anonymous Users or Both? Do you want to target users with a specific number of edits or average monthly?: Logged-in editors globally, both in select areas" is quite clear. I have done this bifurcation for campaigns before, though perhaps I am the only one to have done it so far, and I could help update the request form. There was notification of English Wikipedia, and we're not asking for any other languages at this time. Happy to give WLM some prioritization, but keep in mind this campaign is much shorter than the WPWP one.--Pharos (talk) 14:23, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
        • @Pharos: There is no way to target enwiki only, please use en:MediaWiki:Sitenotice instead. Languages (here: en) in CentralNotice targets the user settings (or standard settings of the wiki). Wherever a user has set en in their preferences, the banner will be displayed. It will be displayed to all such users if you don't add a geolocalization. For that reason it was also displayed to me (based in Germany) on metawiki where I have English language set. PS: But I find the solution found below useful, too. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:55, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The final week of Wiki Loves Monuments usually has the highest number of uploads, and when the banner for WLM is then missing that can cause huge impact on the results. So it would be certainly appreciated by the local organising teams in the various (WLM) countries if for the fashion project the banner could only be a % or some other limitation. WLM is in September mainly organised in Europe, while in October Canada and the US will organise it. So from WLM's perspective it is fine to have a full banner in the US and Canada.
    Overall, various users in the movement think that there are too many banners, so that pushes for a drive that globally banners are rarely done. Of course we should target banners as specific as possible to prevent an overload of banners, but at the same time I believe that global banners can't be avoided in some instances, as there is a need to connect with a large audience around the world. Romaine (talk) 15:26, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • @Romaine: Thanks you, I have modified it for now so that it is only targeting the US, where there is no WLM conflict at all. I was thinking perhaps we could run it at a smaller percentage in other countries if that worked for WLM?--Pharos (talk) 15:32, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Also indicated this on chat: if a national organizer welcomes it, I don't have strong objections. But Romaine is right, the last week and the first few days of a campaign are usually most impactful for WLM. Italy has especially a lot going on WLM, with a lot of activities and collaborations relying on it. Effeietsanders (talk) 16:00, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Good solution. Ping @Quiddity (WMF): for feedback on the CN application process. Shall we just implement the improvements? Instead of having “languages” in the form, “user/site settings” would make more sense. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 17:05, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
    @Seddon (WMF): is back to being the contact for questions like this. Cheers, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 18:16, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Dewiki Wikipedia-Challenge campaignEdit

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

Description - With this banner campaign, readers in dewp will be targeted. They will be asked to participate in the Wikipedia Challenge, a 30 day email series, in order to learn more about the wikiverse. For more information and metrics, see here.

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 -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Czech Wiki Photo 2020Edit

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

Description -

Metrics - number of photos uploaded

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

Banners - I will create the banner in CNA interface

Landing Page - TBA

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit


Approved & Work in progressEdit

2020 Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-ThonEdit

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

Description - The Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-thon is annual contest and edit-a-thon which is dedicated to contributing articles about the cinema of Africa, Caribbean and the diaspora to Wikipedia in different languages. The first iteration happened in 2018 and since then, about 2,000 Wikipedia articles on African film and arts, have been created in about 10 different languages. Furthermore, about 500 relevant images have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

Metrics -

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

Banners -

Text: "Interested in Africa and Cinema? Join the Months of African Cinema Contest and Win Great Prizes!"
Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AfroCine_-_bare_logo.png

Landing Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_AfroCine/Months_of_African_Cinema

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

There is a campaign running in Nigeria at the moment, as well as a global one that is targetted at several African countries. I could approve your request, but I am have to set a diet on this campaign, because of the number of banners currently on display. Ciell (talk) 19:11, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Hello Ciell, Thank you for your response. Thank you for informing me about the several campaigns that are running. I wonder if it is possible to be flexible with the diet? I mean... Since this campaign would run from October to November, it would be cool to allow a more frequent push when there are not that many other banners running, while you can diet as necessary whenever it gets more crowded. What do you think?
The preview looks great! I have no problems with it, except maybe the "Meer informatie" on the right side, which doesn't read like English. Please check that out? And yes, the Wikipedia list provided is a good coverage area! Thank you very much!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 19:01, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Well spotted! It is just in the preview though, apparently it caches my personal language preferences. This would be the English version.
It is possible to be more flexible with the diet, but I'll have to adjust things by hand during the campaign, or set up two different campaigns for 2 consecutive periods. Let me think about what is the least work, and I'll get back to you. ;) Ciell (talk) 20:01, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Would look forward to your eventual choice. Thank you so much once again!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 21:57, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Campaigns currently runningEdit

Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2020Edit

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

Description - Article Writing Contest 2020 on bnwiki. To bring new editors & create new articles.

Metrics -

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

DiscussionEdit

Same as last year please. We need two banners. 1) One for Bangladesh only (wiki: bnwiki & enwiki) 2) All other countries except Bangladesh (wiki: bnwiki only). --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 01:13, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: I should have made this request at least 10 days ago, i totally forgot 🤦. As the contest was already started (4 days ago), Could you please help me to setup the banner. Everything is exactly same as last year. Here is community discussion & no objection after one week. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
  Done Created as [1] and enabled. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:37, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Thank you very much. Please replace <a href="https://bn.wikipedia.org/s/c9dc" class="cbnnr-message"> with <a href="https://bn.wikipedia.org/s/g6ci" class="cbnnr-message"> here. I was wondering, It is possible to include West Bengali (WB) in the "Countries and regions" of the banner? Only West Bengal, not whole India. If possible please include, if not, that's ok. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 22:42, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping. Fixed: [2], West Bengal should be added too. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:45, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Ok, this is last request. If there is no technical problem, Could you please target mobile or just (android) Android OS also (same as last year). 80-90% of Bengali wikipedia's traffic comes from mobile web. This is really needed. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 22:57, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 00:36, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Alumni and Mentors of Russia 2019Edit

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

Description - Alumni and Mentors of Russia 2020 is a contest of creation and expansion of articles about notable professors and other teachers from Russian universities and other higher education institutions, and notable alumni of these institutions. The contest period continues until 10th October 2020. WMRU is organizing seminars in Russian universities during this period in order to invite and educate new Wikimedians among students. WMRU offers prizes to residents of the Russian Federation.

Metrics -

  1. Banner & Landing Page Viewership - for Russia-wide outreach and information campaign
  2. Conversion - Participation vis-a-vis previous years, new registrations

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

  • Banner1 EN (English): (sample only)
«Alumni and Mentors of Russia 2020» contest
Write articles about renowned professors and graduates of Russia's universities and win prizes!
  • Banner1 RU (Russian): (Russian Wikipedia)
Конкурс «Выпускники и наставники России 2020»
Пишите статьи о выдающихся преподавателях и выпускниках университетов России и получайте призы!
  • Banner2 TT (Tatar): (Tatar Wikipedia)
«Россия чыгарылышлары һәм остазлары 2020» бәйгесе
Россия юуйларының танылган тәмамлаучылары һәм остазлары турында язып призлар алыгыз!
  • Banner1 LEZ (Lezgi): (Lezgi Wikipedia)
«Урусатдин кӀелдай чкаяр акьалтӀарнавайбурни муаллимар — 2020» лугьудай конкурс.
Урусатдин университетрин муаллимрикайни университетар акьалтӀарнавайбурукай макъалаяр кхьихь ва призар къачу!

Community notification textEdit

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

NotificationsEdit

  • ru - banner in Russian visible to viewers from Russia

DiscussionEdit

  •   Strong support. A traditional competition that has been held for many years. Thanks to him, thousands of articles have been written. The competition has helped many newbies overcome their fear of starting to write and edit articles. --Ctac (talk) 09:28, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support and gratitude to Wikimedia Russia's multilingual WP contests helping develop smaller language communities' self-esteem.--Frhdkazan (talk) 09:34, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support. A traditional competition that has been held for many years. It is very important to Wikimedia Russia. --Just 09:46, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support seem to have followed the standards very carefully. Once every two weeks is a fairly low level of irritation, with reasonable targeting. Short of someone raising a novel reason to object, it seems reasonable to go ahead. Nosebagbear (talk) 13:05, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Very important competition.--Soul Train (talk) 13:49, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support: 13,3% of articles by Russian Wikipedia created with Wikimedia RU contest. — Niklitov (talk) 15:05, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

  Approved provided there will be no further objections. @JukoFF: Could you please verify the banner looks good, and add localisations through this interface? There are many languages listed in your request, and each should have the localisation in the Translation interface. Let me know once that's ready. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:57, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: A'm added some improvements. It's possible to add WMRU logo at right? And also contest logo and WMRU logo should be changed for EN version (to English versions — File:Alumni_and_Professors_project_Logo_En.svg, File:Wikimedia_RU_logo_vertical.svg). --Kaganer (talk) 21:52, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Dear Martin, Any response??? --Kaganer (talk) 14:05, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
Hello, sorry for the delay! I'm not sure if the logo would fit there, there is not a lot of space in the banner in its current form. I'll try to find a way to change the logos for English banner. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:21, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
@Kaganer: Banner logo should be fixed for English, could you confirm? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:29, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
  Done as [3], happy to add other languages as translations are added. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:38, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Thanks! Please also add WPs on languages of Russia (official status somewhere in Russia) - ady / av / ba / bxr / ce / crh / cv / kbd / kk / koi / krc / kv / lbe / lez / mdf / mhr / mrj / myv / olo / os / pnt / sah / tt / tyv / udm / vep / xal . For all these languages may be shown Russian logo with the translated text (fallback to Russian). --Kaganer (talk) 17:07, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
In my opinion, code <p>{{{text1}}}</br>{{{text2}}}</p> will be better to some improved: for languages without translation should be text in fallback language (Russian for all listed above).--Kaganer (talk) 17:31, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec:, Thank you so much, everything works !!! JukoFF (talk) 08:25, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

The Black Lunch Table Writing ContestEdit

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

Description - The Black Lunch Table's September Contest is an international contest that celebrates the work of Black artists by working to increase information about them across Wikimedia platforms and create opportunities for new editors familiarize themselves with Wiki. This particular contest is tailored to Wikipedians in Nigeria.

Metrics -

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

Banners -

Text: Join The Black Lunch Table September Writing Contest, and get the chance to win great prizes!
Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Black_Lunch_Table_logo.png

Landing Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Black_Lunch_Table/September2020-BLT_Contest

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - This is a part of BLT's sAPG2020 Grant programming, working to increase the visibility of Black artists and engaging Wikimedians in all regions.

Link to grant - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Simple/Applications/Black_Lunch_Table/2020

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Wiki Loves Monuments 2020Edit

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

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

Banners -

Landing Page - multiple

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Hi @Romaine:, There's another request for a global banner for the same period, and there are 2 fundraiser banners planned for September as well: I take it you will coordinate with the others about this? Ciell (talk) 13:27, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments Brasil 2020Edit

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

Description - Brazilian campaing for the Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), the public photo competition around cultural heritage monuments, organized by Wikimedia chapters and groups.

Metrics -

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

Banners - Not yet (soon)

Landing Page - Not yet (soon)

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - sAPG (for prizes)

Link to grant - Link

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

@Romaine and Effeietsanders: Ciell (talk) 13:31, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

This campaign is already part of CentralNotice/Request/Wiki Loves Monuments 2020. Romaine (talk) 05:32, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Cari FestivalEdit

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

Description - Virtual event with Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group to mark Caribbean carnivals around the world on Saturday September 19, 2020, that have largely had to be canceled because of COVID-19. The content is a livesteam celebration comparable to CentralNotice/Request/Virtual Great American Wiknic, but using the geography previously reached by CentralNotice/Request/Caribbean survey. The livestream will be broadcast from Wikipedia Weekly Network and will include multilingual cultural contributions, and will be followed by breakout sessions in multiple languages.

Metrics -

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

Banners - Based on that used for Virtual Great American Wiknic, but using the map icon from the Caribbean survey.

Landing Page - Page to be created on Meta.

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Sounds good. Are you going to set this up yourself Pharos? I thought you were a CN admin, but noticed most of your banners not ending up onwiki. Ciell (talk) 20:26, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

@Ciell: Yes thanks, I'll plan to set this up myself, with maybe a little help informally from Seddon etc. Most of my past CN banners have gone live, but I haven't always posted it to the request page afterward (while including them on the calendar). I'll try to do better with this, I wish the interface for finding and linking to past campains and banners was a little easier.--Pharos (talk) 03:56, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi Pharos,
Just out of interest, I looked at the banner settings for this campaign. Do you know why we have a countries called "Netherlands Antilles"? (Afaik it's been the Dutch Caribbean since 2010, when Aruba and Curacao got a special status.) I can see you were targetting Aruba separately, but don't see any special settings for Curacao, it doesn't even seem to be in the list? And I say "was targetting, because the campaign seems to have ended an hour after it started yesterday? I thought it was supposed to be running untill Saturday?
That was what I gathered from your request, and what I told the Dutch Carribean working group, who were very interested in the campaign. Ciell (talk) 17:59, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi all! Just a question, would it be possible to have this banner extended, to end on Sunday, September 27th at 0500 UTC? There exists a few more people who are still interested in knowing more about the event since we plan to have more installments as the years wear on as well as an on-going collaboration that we want to channel interested parties to within the week. JamaicanEditor (talk) 05:18, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
@JamaicanEditor: what countries/projects/languages are you proposing to extend the banner for? Can you illustrate your request by online discussions, or pages that have more information about the instalments and collaboration you are mentioning? Ciell (talk) 06:17, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Ciell: The extension would follow for the English-Speaking Caribbean. Translations likely won't come in within the asked-for extension timeframe given our current organization capacity. On the discussion front, the event page, particularly the call-to-action under the frameless image is one part of the focus of post-event engagement. The other (part) is information steering readers & wider community engagement to the now-launched partner initiative, NewsOnWiki Phase 2 - which is also engaging the Caribbean. Other conversations are unfortunately happening offline but, recognizing the lag-time in the wider public's interest, the call for extension was seen being worth the shot.
@Pharos: I'm going to leave the decision to you. Ciell (talk) 18:00, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
@Ciell: This would be ok with me, maybe at a reduced capacity. It doesn't look like WLM is active in any of the target countries.--Pharos (talk) 14:54, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Aruba is taking part again this year. Ciell (talk) 16:59, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Godd point, heard also from Effeietsanders, perhaps just the other jurisdictions then if it would interfere. By the way @Ciell:, should WLM be on for "Netherland Antilles", it's an obsolete code I think, but maybe it still hits some places?--Pharos (talk) 19:29, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Wiki loves SDGs 2020Edit

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

Description - "Wiki loves SDGs 2020" is a one-week long online edit-a-thon to improve content about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and all their topic articles. The event will take place during Global Goals Week which is a week of action and commitments to achieve the Global Goals in September of each year. We are planning to encourage and tutor new Wikipedians from all over the world, particularly from developing countries, to dive into Wikipedia editing on a topic that they feel passionate about: the Sustainable Development Goals. With this event, we plan to raise awareness of the Goals amongst new audiences, strengthen the overall Global Goals movement and lay the foundations for more in-depth SDG related contents on Wikipedia after this event.

Metrics -

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

 
Logo of Wiki loves SDGs initiative

Banners -
Join us for a week-long online edit-a-thon on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in Wikipedia during Global Goals Week!

Landing Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Online_edit-a-thon_SDGs_September_2020

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - No WMF grant but project financially supported by Project Everyone

Link to grant -

DiscussionEdit

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

As you can see in the calander there are several English banners planned for September, including a fundraising banner and the global WLM banner. Did you reach out to the other organisers to coordinate the banners? Ciell (talk) 13:14, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Hi Ciell, I did look at the calendar but didn't notice an overlapping other banner. Now that you have pointed them out, I can see them though (I had only looked for that particular week; the other two banners are for longer periods that's how I overlooked them). I guess they will automatically take precedence over my proposed banner as those other two are bigger. Is there anything I can do nevertheless? Well, I'll message those two. EMsmile (talk) 13:20, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Ciell, I took another look: I could avoid overlap if I go for all the countries that they didn't list. They have the big English speaking countries (for the Fundraiser) and a select list of countries for WLM. I could go for all the remaining countries, would that work? I am anyway interested in people from developing countries, so that might be OK.EMsmile (talk) 13:22, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
As you can read here there are a lot of options we have on setting the different banners, number of times they are shown for example. If you do not have any preference, the CN admin will make this decision for you. Ciell (talk) 13:24, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
That would be great if an admin could help me out on this. I have never done a central notice request before... I don't even know what I should ask the other organisers (WLM and Fundraiser) - you said I should coordinate with them but what does that mean? I think they would have priority but perhaps this smaller campaign banner can fit in whereever there is space. The online edit-a-thon is taking place the entire week of Global Goals Week.EMsmile (talk) 13:34, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi @EMsmile:, as you can see here I asked Romaine somewhat the same question. If they haven't started a conversation with you yet, please contact them. Either through their talkpage or e-mail is easiest I guess. Romaine is a CN admin as well, they should be able to explain the possibilities to you. Ciell (talk) 20:21, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Ciell, I have messaged Romaine now. Thanks for the tip. Only 3 weeks to go until the proposed start date of our campaign/banner... EMsmile (talk) 02:58, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi @EMsmile:, in the meantime: is the English community okay with yet another global banner? Could you please share a link to a place where this was discussed? The English community sometimes is a bit hesitant to allow another banner, therefore it would be good in inform the community and seek concensus. Ciell (talk) 13:56, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi Ciell, I'd love to know but I don't know how/where I can discuss it with the English community? Romaine hasn't responded yet (maybe on holidays). Where do you suggest I try to discuss it? I thought the place for discussion was here? (sorry, I am such a complete beginner in this respect). EMsmile (talk) 14:13, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Most of the time these kind of things are discussed in the Village Pump. Are you an editor on the English Wikipedia?
Romaine is not on holiday, but rather very busy organising WLM at the moment, since that started yesterday. Ciell (talk) 14:27, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Ah, Ciell, sorry, I didn't see your reply until now. Yes, I am an editor on the English Wikipedia. OK, I have posted on village pump here (hopefully I chose the right place). Let's see what the community says... EMsmile (talk) 11:16, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Ciell, just an update: we have had a bit of a discussion about the proposal here. What's your feeling, in which direction is it going? I think if we limit the number of countries to developing countries and if we change the title of the banner (Long version plus short version as some people don't like the "Wiki loves" part), then I think there is a certain degree of support, or? EMsmile (talk) 05:07, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
It's great how you're handling the discussion, thank you for that. You are requesting logged in and anonymous user targetting. The latter we only do if *really* useful, and for joining in the competition you expect people to create an account... Have you read CentralNotice/Usage guidelines?
Also, [4] is unavailable, or is this just because I'm in Europe? Ciell (talk) 21:37, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
The link to the Project Everyone website does work today (but I have had cases in the past where it briefly didn't work for me either, it's strange). Sometimes I've had to click on the link twice. This is the website that Project Everyone runs, it's more reliable: Global Goals. I've read the usage guidelines but haven't understood all the nuances (my bad). I am happy to go with whatever is feasible. It's OK if you say "anonymous user targetting" is not valid for this - could we do just "logged in targeting" in that case? And yes, people can only contribute meaningfully if they create an account. We are using the Event Dashboard to log the editors and their outputs here. EMsmile (talk) 06:10, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
@EMsmile: So I'll be setting up the banner shortly: you are sure you just want it to be in English, even though you are targetting countries where this is just one of the official languages, right? Could you give me the banner text you agreed upon with the English community? Ciell (talk) 13:38, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
@Ciell: Oh, wonderful! I think the banner text would be this: "Join us for "Wiki loves SDGs" during 19-26 September: Wikipedians meet online to improve articles related to the Sustainable Development Goals". And link to here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Online_edit-a-thon_SDGs_September_2020. I've asked again the community on Village Pump if they agree to this new title (short + long version in the banner). Not sure if you want to wait a couple of days for further reactions, or just created the banner now (it's probably easy to change a word here or there if needed later). Romaine sent me a message saying: "If you want to have the WLM (September) countries excluded, you can ask such to be done by the CentralNotice admin. He/she should be able to determine that, otherwise I am happy to provide a list of the countries that have WLM in September". You know how to do the country list / country exclusion list? EMsmile (talk) 08:18, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
@EMsmile: Changing the text is easy, so please give suggestions, and I would like you to look at an example before it goes live. It should be okay on all devices, but since I work on a laptop, and people around the world tend to look at Wikipedia on i-Phones, tablets, i-Pads, androids and what have you not, it's good to check as many devices as possible.
I've set the sequence to show the banner 10 times every day for the requested period, logged in only per our discussion.
You requested Dominica to be targetted: you don't want the Dominican Republic as well? Ciell (talk) 18:23, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
How does this look to you? Ciell (talk) 19:26, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
@Ciell:: What should I be seeing on the link that you sent? Should there be a banner? If so, it doesn't show up. Maybe that's because I am located in Australia? About the countries, yes, Dominican Republic as well. Any country where it doesn't clash with an existing banner; and in particular as many developing countries as possible. Thanks a lot. EMsmile (talk) 04:20, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Let me ask @Martin Urbanec: This happened to me before: the requester should be able to see the planned banner through the preview-link, right? Am I doing something wrong here? Ciell (talk) 07:44, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Hey @Ciell, thanks for the ping! It's really nothing strange (but it may look so!). The issue is there are two types of a preview here:
  • Live preview
  • Preview
The first one is available in the live preview section, right above the place for editing (and under settings). Its purpose is to facilitate banner development: You can easily make changes, and see that instantly in an existing page. This relies at the (unsaved) content in the textfield in your own computer - and that's why it doesn't work for outsiders. From an URL, you can spot that easily: it has preview=1 in it.
The second one previews whatever is currently saved in the banner's page. It allows for sanity checks, and it is the link you should send to requestors. You can see that at the top of the admin interface, called "Preview last saved version".
Hope this helps, Martin Urbanec (talk) 01:05, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes, thank you Martin! Ciell (talk) 09:56, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Very strange... while I file a bug report, does this one work for you? Ciell (talk) 18:48, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Yup, that's the correct one :-). Martin Urbanec (talk) 01:06, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Now I can see it. Looks good to me, thanks! I have asked again in Village Pump and also in the Telegram group "Wikimedians for Sustainable Development" for quick feedback. If comments come back, I'll pass them on. From my side, the only suggestion I'd have is to increase the vertical distance a bit between the first row and second row of text. EMsmile (talk) 04:18, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
The distances we have by default should fit all different browsers and devices. I am reluctant to change these settings, because of the chance that the banner will not display correctly, or even disturb the whole display of the Wikipedia-page. I'd rather leave that as is, if you don't mind. I can simple change the wording, picture and landing page. Ciell (talk) 09:56, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Oh, sure, I hadn't thought about that, sorry. So far everyone that I have shown it to likes it! EMsmile (talk) 11:11, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Okay I switched it on: first banners will be on display midnight UTC. Ciell (talk) 11:21, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Wonderful, thank you for all your help! If someone asks me on which countries exactly it's displayed, where do I find the final list? Here in the calendar it still says "global" which is not quite right: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CentralNotice/Calendar EMsmile (talk) 13:57, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
@EMsmile: You're welcome. I've taken the list you composed on the English Wikipedia, + the Dominican Republic. Ciell (talk) 16:31, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

While the banner is upEdit

@Ciell:, sorry to bother you again. My co-workers in Kenya and Nigeria did see the banner on Sunday but today my co-workers are telling me that the banner is no longer visible in either Kenya or Nigeria anymore. Could you please check as we had agreed that it would be up for a week, until 26 September. Thanks. EMsmile (talk) 13:52, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi @EMsmile:, I've set the campaign with a diet (as this season is always very full with CN banners). After the user has seen it, it will disappear for one day, and pop back up again. Ciell (talk) 17:59, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Ah, thanks for this clarification. EMsmile (talk) 04:57, 23 September 2020 (UTC)


Past requestsEdit