CentralNotice/Request/Mes de África

Mes de ÁfricaEdit

Central Notice Settings

What is the campaign duration?
  • 1st May 2020 → 31th May 2020 (if not possible, then 15th May 2020 → 31th May 2020)
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Spanish (es)
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 and Anonymous users

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Spain

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 - Th African Month 2020 is the 1st edition of the Mois africain initiative on Spanish Wikipedia. It is organized by Wikimedia Spain and its aim is to expand the content on this continent, improving or creating articles. It takes place in May on the occasion of Africa Day.

Metrics - Number of participants, articles created and articles improved

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

Banners - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikip%C3%A9dia_Mois_africain_2020_banni%C3%A8re-es.svg as logo, accompanied by the following text: Anímate a mejorar y ampliar los contenidos sobre África en Wikipedia ¡Participa en el Mes de África!

Landing Page - https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Mes_de_%C3%81frica/2020

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant -

Link to grant -


  •   Support - Organized by reputable contingent in Wikimedia Spain, and will be country-limited. Important to advertise these events in the absence of in-real-life meetups. -- Fuzheado (talk) 21:15, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

Hi @Rodelar:,

  • Why would you like to show the campaign to anonymous users? Please see CentralNotice/Usage guidelines;
    • It can encourage new users to participate, or encourage those who, without being logged in, enter Wikipedia. --Rodelar (talk) 12:26, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
      • I see, but the contest is limited to people that have an account. Furthermore, you have no metrics or goals that support the targetting of anons, attracting new users and very little information specific for newbies in the contest landing page. Please consider other ways to attract new users. Ciell (talk) 14:48, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
        • Ok, so only logged users. --Rodelar (talk) 13:09, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Please plan your banner in the calendar, and look for possible conflicting banners;
    • I just added it in the calendar. --Rodelar (talk) 12:26, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Your proposed image has a lot of text, this is suboptimal for a banner. Please choose a different picture, preferably without text.
    • How about I reduce the image to the logo and the main text, without indicating Mayo 2020?. --Rodelar (talk) 12:26, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, Ciell (talk) 10:46, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

  Done Banner should be live in ~15 minutes. Please report back if there are any problems Rodelar. campaign & preview on wiki. Ciell (talk) 22:48, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @Ciell:. I don´t know if it´s a problem with my browser or other problem, but the banner doesn´t appear. --Rodelar (talk) 07:35, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
@Rodelar: This is really strange, I've asked the other admins to look into this. Just making sure: you were logged in visiting the Spanish Wikipedia, with your language setting set to Spanish, while in Spain? Ciell (talk) 10:32, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
@Rodelar: ? Could you give some more specifics? What device where you using, were you logged in, etc? See questions above. Ciell (talk) 11:45, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): are there any other reports of banners not working? Der Hexer has looked at the campaign, but it should be visible. Ciell (talk) 11:45, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
@Ciell: It happened when logged in Spanish Wikipedia, in Spain, for several days. Today I checked it again and is already working. --Rodelar (talk) 14:15, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Good to hear, thanks! Ciell (talk) 09:29, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
@Ciell: No other reports that I've seen or been pinged for. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 16:59, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! Ciell (talk) 09:29, 20 May 2020 (UTC)