CentralNotice/Request/Contribute to Wikipedia in your language campaign

Contribute to Wikipedia in your language campaignEdit

Central Notice Settings

What is the campaign duration?
  • 1st December 2021 → 31st December 2021
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia Commons
What languages will you be targeting?
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?
  • Anonymous Users only

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Nigeria

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - The scope of this campaign focus on using the Central Notice banner to recruit volunteers for small language Wikipedia.

We will host a central notice banner on large language Wikipedia that are often visited from Nigeria, and a simple form will be attached to the banner and Wikipedia readers from Nigeria who are native speakers of Yoruba Language will be encouraged to complete the form and participate in a training on how to contribute to the Yoruba language Wikipedia. The Central Notice Banner will only be visible to visitors who are not registered on any Wikimedia project.

Metrics -

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

Banners - Landing Page - Contribute to Wikipedia in your language campaign

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -


If creating awareness campaign to help readers/visitors to know they can read, learn and contribute to Wikipedia in their mother tongues would lead to increase more volunteerism and improve content creations, I feel it is a welcome initiative. Let's give it a short and see how it works. CheersAgbalagba TC 10:33, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

I support that this project be given a central notice banner. Ruby D-Brown (talk) 12:27, 19 November 2021 (UTC)

I think it is an awesome idea,I will be glad to be part it. Zend2020 (talk) 06:09, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

This is a great one. I support it Lordgentual (talk) 08:30, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

This is a laudable idea. Strongly supported. Oludegun (talk) 08:41, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

This is an awesome initiative Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 11:08, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

The potency of this idea in fostering more contributions and expanding development of Wikipedia is inherently apparent in its presentation. It therefore worths being supported. Osenibabalola0 (talk) 22:18, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

  • I'm a bit late on this, but isn't it required to give some kind of notice about the relevant privacy policy when linking to certain outside resources? (I'm unsure if this applies to Qualtrics.) --Yair rand (talk) 20:33, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
    Hi Yair_rand,
    I assumed it was not needed, since WMF controls the data that comes in, and qualtrics is the advised webservice for questionnaires, but let me check this. Ciell (talk) 21:01, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Hi T Cells and others, I have been working on this banner the past hour, but I cannot seem to fit the three different links into one CN banner... I have asked another admin and am waiting for assistance, but considering that one click will lead people away from the central notice banner, that one link they click needs to be the right one. Having three links in one banner might be overdoing it, and confusing as well.
So imho it would be worth considering...

  • To have one landing page, I would propose on the Yoruba Wikipedia - so people immediately see what the training would be for. You wish to only target anonymous=new users; they should not end up (getting lost on) Meta.
  • On that landing page have the sign up link for the training.

If yes, I can have the banner turn on tomorrow: if no, the campaign will have to wait until another CN Admin has time. Ciell (talk) 17:02, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

And is it Yorùbà, Yorùbá, or Yoruba? All three are used in the banner text above, is this correct? Ciell (talk) 17:05, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
@Ciell: thank you for your time. this is the link we want to have on the CN. Directing them to Meta or any other page may confuse them as we are targeting people who have no idea about pages on any Wikimedia project. The Meta page is only for documentation purposes. Thank you. T CellsTalk 18:01, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
Great thanks. Per our TG conversation, this is the banner preview. Please check and let me know if I can turn it on like this. Ciell (talk) 18:23, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
This is perfect, Ciell. Thank you for your help. T CellsTalk 18:55, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
You are welcome! Ciell (talk) 19:03, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
Banner is turned on, and will show 6 times per 5 days. Please do realize there is also an English language fundraising banner active, which always takes priority over the other banners. This banner will be shown less in the second half of December, so don't be alarmed when your banner might be less visible in the first half of this month. Ciell (talk) 11:35, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, Ciell. This is fine. In fact, we are likely to turn off the banner earlier than second half of December. It looks like we we meet our target earlier than expected. T CellsTalk 11:52, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
What, there is so much engagement already?! That is wonderful! Ciell (talk) 12:12, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
amazing engagement.😊T CellsTalk 12:39, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  •   Comment - Ciell, We are glad to inform you that we have met our target. Please turn off the banner. Thank you so much for your work on this project. Regards. T CellsTalk 10:34, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
    I have turned off the banner as you requested, looking forward to the results of your initiative next year! Ciell (talk) 11:03, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, Ciell. T CellsTalk 11:09, 2 December 2021 (UTC)