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Welcome to Wikimedia's goings-on, a central point for community-wide members to collect information about the project in many languages and to report recent goings-on. This page should only be used to inform the various sub-communities of community-wide issues. For general discussion, see Meta:Babel. For elections, votings and requests for comment see: Democracy.

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Goings-on in the past few months

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

  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.
  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.

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.
  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.

Older goings-on

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.


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


December 2017

  Dec 14: You can now see 2017 Community Wishlist Survey results.
  Dec 7–2018: You are invited to join a discussion on improving MediaWiki's blocking tools.

November 2017

  Nov 27–Dec 11: You can vote for new tools and technical improvements in the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey.
  6–20: You can propose new tools and technical improvements in the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey.
  1–30: First edition of the Wiki Science Competition.
  1: Third edition of the Wikipedia Asian Month.

October 2017

  27: The Wikimedia Foundation announced the appointment of Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer (CPO).
  26: You are invited to declare your endorsement and voice your opinion on the finalized strategic direction.
  16: The Wikimedia Foundation announced the appointment of Raju Narisetti to its Board of Trustees for a term of three years effective October 2017.
  13: The Funds Dissemination Committee invites you to review any or all submitted proposals for Annual Plan Grants during this community review period (1–30 October 2017).
  11: Wikimedia Commons will be in read only mode for approximately 30 minutes on Wednesday, 11 October, starting at 6:00 UTC.

September 2017

  29: The Fundraising Team published the 2016−2017 Fundraising Report.

August 2017

  8–24: Share your feedback on the draft strategic direction, a basis on which strategic plans will be built.

July 2017

  1–31: Join the Cycle 3 of the Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussions, and debate about the challenges identified by the research.

June 2017

  20: Seeking interviewees for research into the communication goals and practices of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  19: The results of the Funds Dissemination Committee
  16: The results of the Funds Dissemination Committee elections will be announced.
  03 - 11: Elections on the Funds Dissemination Committee has begun.

May 2017

  20: Certified results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election.
  18: Nominations for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson elections are being accepted. Submit your candidacy before May 28.
  16: The Wikimedia Foundation welcomes its new General Counsel: Eileen Hershenov.
  15.05 - 30.06: Met Open Access Artworks Challenge around global art history.
  11.05 - 12.06: Join the Cycle 2 of the Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussions, and debate about the themes of our strategic directions.
  3: Due to a test you will not be able to edit the wikis for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The test will start at 14:00 UTC.
  1-14: The election of three members of the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees to serve a three-year term which will expire in 2020 has begun. Votes will be accepted until 23:59 14 May 2017 (UTC).

April 2017

  23:   Wiki-Prize 2016/2017 (RU) award ceremony in Moscow.
  19: Due to a test you will not be able to edit the wikis for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The test will start at 14:00 UTC.
  18.04 - 18.05: UNESCO Challenge around the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  16: The total number of edits on all Wikimedia wikis has recently passed the 3 billion mark. See this page for the current total.
  7 - 20: The second round of voting to select Wikimedia Commons' 2016 Picture of the Year is open. Vote before April 20.
  7 - 20: The Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee is accepting self-nominations for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections. It is also accepting questions to the candidates.
  1-30: Comment on 5 annual plans of Wikimedia related organizations, including the Wikimedia Foundation's, until April 30 to help the Funds Dissemination Committee make decisions about how to best spend funds to support Wikimedia's mission.
  1: Join the discussion to start defining the future role of Wikimedia in the world as part of the 2017 Movement strategy process.

February 2017

  Feb 20 – March 7

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Wiki Loves Women is launching the on-Wikipedia translation drive #16WikiWomen (16 days to translate 16 bios of African women).
  Feb 8 – Feb 28: 2017 Steward elections voting ran until 28 February 2017, 13:59 (UTC)
  Feb 1 – Feb 28: Inspire Campaign invites submissions and collaboration on ideas for outreach to outside knowledge networks.

January 2017

  Jan 15 – Jan 28: Candidate submissions for the 2017 Steward elections began on January 15 and ended on January 28.

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