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Goings-on in the past few months

June 2020

  1 June: A proposal for a new Wikimedia project is made, Wikilambda. It provides a solution to maintain articles once, but provide them in many languages, and a new sister project to collaborate on functions.
  31 May: The AffCom is seeking new members! Applications are accepted from June 1 to June 30. Also everyone possible to share endorsement and comments for the June 2020 candidates.

May 2020

  11 May: The final document of the 2018-20 Wikimedia movement strategy process, the strategy recommendations have been published.

March 2020

  17 March: Visit the Meta-Wiki COVID-19 Portal for information and discussions on the Wikimedia movement's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 2019

  22 October: There is a discussion to remove all administrators, bureaucrats, and CheckUsers and set up an Arbitration Committee on the Croatian Wikipedia for alleged misuse of admin rights to promote biased content.

Older goings-on


May 2020

  30 May: This month's Wikimedia Café will occur on 30 May at 9:30 AM Pacific time / 12:30 PM Eastern time / 4:30 PM UTC / 10 PM IST. The primary topic will be the Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations. You are welcome to join the Café and to propose additional topics for discussion.

April 2020

  3 April: Following a successful global request for comment, the proposed Abuse filter maintainer policy has been approved and the global usergroup has been created.

March 2020

  28 March: At this month's Wikimedia Café, we will discuss the relationship between the community and the Wikimedia Foundation. You are welcome to join the Café and to propose additional topics for discussion.
  16 March: Steward elections and confirmations are finished.
  1 March – 31 March: Voting on the creation of "abuse filter manager" group will run from March 1 and end on March 31, 23:59 (UTC)

February 2020

  15 February: You are invited to attend the monthly Wikimedia Café online meetup. This month's meetup will focus on the 2030 strategy recommendations, and will be divided into two discussions of one hour each.
  8 February – 28 February: 2020 Steward elections voting is running until 28 February 2020, 13:59 (UTC)


January 2020

  29 January: The 2020 members of the Ombudsman Commission have been announced.
  20 January – 21 February: The last facilitated round of movement discussions on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations is taking place.
  January: It is possible to share endorsement and comments for the December 2019 candidates to the Affiliations Committee.
  15 January – 28 January: Candidate submissions for the 2020 Steward elections will begin on January 15 and will end on January 28. Eligible candidates can nominate themselves.
  25 January: The monthly Wikimedia Café online meeting will occur. The Café will be on a Saturday and will be earlier in the day than in previous months. The agenda is here, and you are welcome to add items to the agenda.
  19 January: Requests for comment/Should the Foundation call itself Wikipedia - a motion to clarify the 2030 branding movement community consultation as to whether the WMF should rename itself.
  5 January: RfC: Update "Admin activity review policy"—a procedural motion to include the Interface administrator within existing review process.

December 2019

  19 December: At this month's Wikimedia Café, we will discuss the documentation for Wikitext, and we will discuss the NavWiki project.

November 2019

  November 2019 – March 2020: Members of the nine thematic Working Groups concluded their task of drafting recommendations for the movement 2030 strategy. Three new groups with new tasks have been composed.
  21 November: This month's Wikimedia Café will occur. We will continue the topics from the October conversation regarding Wikimedia activities and organizations in India.

October 2019

  21 October-11 November: The Community Wishlist Survey 2020 is now open! To learn more about the new format, we invite you to visit the survey page. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals!
  4-11 October: She Did It writing challenge devoted to improving the coverage of Ukrainian women on Wikipedia.
  4-6 October: WikiArabia 2019 takes place in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  4-6 October: WikiCon 2019 of the German-speaking communities takes place in Wuppertal.

September 2019

  6-8 September: WikiConvention francophone 2019 takes place in Brussels.

August 2019

  August-November: Please read the Wikimedia 2030 draft recommendations by the working groups.
  16 August-18 August: Wikimania

May 2019

  April-July: Please participate in the Movement Strategy Community Conversations.
  1 April-1 June: The Billboards Initiative: It focuses on installation of static and digital billboards around two different cities of Nepal, and sharing the project via social media sites. Basically, we are engaging new readers.

April 2019

  April 17 – TBA: A proposal to modify the Language proposal policy has been published at Language proposal policy/2019-04 proposed revision. Please join the discussion at Talk:Language proposal policy/2019-04 proposed revision.
  April 15 – April 30: Nominations for Affiliate Selected Board Seats, see Affiliate-selected Board seats/Resolution 2019
  April 11: You will not be able to edit most Wikimedia wikis for up to 30 minutes on 11 April 05:00 UTC. This is because of a hardware problem. You can still read the wikis. You can see which wikis are affected. The time you can not edit might be shorter than 30 minutes.

March 2019

  March 21 – April 17: Wikimedia Foundation is seeking volunteers to join a revised Communications committee.
  March 29–31: Wikimedia Summit 2019 took place in Berlin.

February 2019

  February 26 – May: Wikimedia Foundation explores a proposal on Wikimedia brand research and strategy. For public feedback, please go to Talk:Communications/Wikimedia brands/2030 research and planning/community review. For private, please email to brandproject wikimedia.org. There are other ways to share feedback, like scheduling a meeting.
  February 25 – March 23: A video tutorial regarding how to create references with VisualEditor is in development, and depending on funding might be made available in English and Spanish. Additional video tutorials may be produced in the future. You can subscribe to the project newsletter.
  Feb 17 – Mar 3: Final choice for the logo of WikiClassics user group. We value your feedback. voting is running until 3 March 2019, 00:00 (UTC)
  Feb 8 – Feb 28: 2019 Steward elections voting is running until 28 February 2019, 13:59 (UTC)

January 2019

  January: It is possible to share endorsement and comments for the December 2018 candidates to the Affiliations Committee.
  Jan 15–28: Candidate submissions for the 2019 Steward elections will begin on January 15 and will end on January 28. Eligible candidates can nominate themselves.

December 2018

  December 3: The Community Wishlist Survey 2019 has concluded, and the results have been posted.

November 2018

  November 16–30: You can vote on proposals in Community Wishlist Survey 2019. Voting phase lasts until November 30.
  November 27–29: WikiCite 2018—the 3rd annual event of the initiative aiming to build a centralized database of sources in Wikidata—will take place in Berkeley, CA, USA. The program is available.
  November 22–24: The first large Wikipedia gathering in Nepal, Wikicamp Nepal 2018 will take place in Lahan, Nepal.

October 2018

  October 29: The Community Wishlist Survey 2019 is open for proposals from registered users until November 11.
  October 10: The second edition of the Wiki4MediaFreedom contest has started. It will last till November 30th, 2018.
  October 10: Because of a server test to make sure we can still keep the wikis alive if a catastrophe happens, you won't be able to edit the wikis for up to an hour on 10 October. You can read more.

September 2018

  September 12: Because of a server test to make sure we can still keep the wikis alive if a catastrophe happens, you can't edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September. You can read more.

July 2018

  July 23: Editing of sitewide CSS/JS will soon be restricted to a new user group, to improve the security of MediaWiki and the Wikimedia projects. The new group will be managed by the local communities, who need to set up the appropriate policy. To find out more and give feedback, see Creation of separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS.

June 2018

  June 12 - July 2: The Strategy core team invites everyone interested in strategic conversations and competent in selected thematic areas to join the Working Groups. Up to 135 persons representing diverse perspectives and roles within the Wikimedia movement will be selected.

May 2018

  May 3 - July 15: The Wiki4MediaFreedomcontest, sponsored by the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso and focused on Eastern Europe, has started.

April 2018

  April 1 - May 15: The draft Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation is open for comments.

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February 2018

  Feb 23: RfC: Allow meta administrators to update the global abuse filters.
  Feb 21: RfC: add a link to the Wikimedia Resource Center on Meta-Wiki side navigation bar.
  Feb 8 – Feb 28: 2018 Steward elections voting is running until 28 February 2018, 13:59 (UTC)

January 2018

  Jan. 15: The Community Capacity Map experiment is announced. Details in the about page.
  Jan 15: The Community Capacity Map experiment is announced. Details in the about page.
  Jan 15 — Jan 28: Candidate submissions for the 2018 Steward elections began on January 15 and will end on January 28. Eligible candidates can nominate themselves.
  Jan 04: RfC: Global ban for Avoided

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