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March 3−March 9Edit

March 3Edit

Tech News #10, from @mediawiki:   posted. guillom 16:55, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

March 4Edit

Indian Wikimedia community coordinates Women’s History Month - blog   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 22:47, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Tweaked it a bit. (In the tweet it would be nice to name the authors too - e.g. "by @nethahussain and Jeph Paul" - but I don't see how to fit them into 140c.) Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 22:02, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Insight into Wikimedia Germany blog post   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 20:28, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Correcting some typos, linking Twitter handles, writing out the abbreviation and some other tweaks:
Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 20:24, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

March 6Edit

WMF Metrics meeting live-tweeting

Wikimedia Foundation's monthly Metrics & Activities Meeting starts in 30min (19:00 UTC). Join via IRC or livestream: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings/2014-03-06   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 18:30, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

The Wikimedia Foundation's monthly Metrics & Activities Meeting starts now! Livestream: [insert Hangout URL] IRC: #wikimedia-office   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 19:02, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Next at #WMFMetrics Meeting: @MissGayle welcoming new staff. Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4izbfxc5g6KZk13Vzh2MTMzRWNvaWNENEZTNlc0Z1FEY0xn/edit?usp=sharing   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 19:08, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Next at #WMFMetrics Meeting: @xirzon on top-line metrics. Report card: http://reportcard.wmflabs.org/   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 19:08, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Next at #WMFMetrics Meeting: @xirzon on Editor Trends Segmentation. Slides: https://docs.google.com/a/wikimedia.org/presentation/d/1KoqDsXSrdJALcQFG-dPQmyZ23lacnsSBN43teR8E2-g/edit#slide=id.p   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 19:09, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Next at #WMFMetrics Meeting: an update by @fabriceflorin and the multimedia team on the new Media Viewer. Slides: https://docs.google.com/a/wikimedia.org/presentation/d/1BlHYJ38CZe0nNUK3HF1SQS5yKwgg4_6XoKUpXielQWY/edit   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 19:17, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Next at #WMFMetrics Meeting: @kenanwang on tablets defaulting to mobile. [Insert suitable link here].   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 19:29, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Next at #WMFMetrics Meeting: An update on the search for our next Executive Director.   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 20:07, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

The #WMFMetrics & Activities Meeting is over. For more on last month's activities, see the upcoming monthly reports https://blog.wikimedia.org/tag/report/   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 20:07, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

March 7Edit

Webfonts blog post:   posted guillom 17:25, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

es Webfonts blog post

Hi Ivan, I'm a bit skeptical about tweeting in other languages about posts that are available in English only - those who can benefit from the link because they can read English well enough will already have read the original English tweet, and others might feel disappointed when clicking it. Perhaps there's a possibility we can get the blog post translated first? Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 22:31, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Costa Rica blog post:  Done

Appreciate a second pair of eyes. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 03:02, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Verified. Regards, --ProtoplasmaKid (WM-MX) (talk) 07:54, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I think it wasn't the first ever meetup of "wikimedistas ... de otras regiones de Iberoamérica", so I have changed "su primera reunión" into "esta primera reunión". Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 22:31, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

March 10−March 16Edit

March 10Edit

Tech News #11, from @mediawiki:

March 11Edit

European Union Wiki Project   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 00:07, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

  • what does "one article at a time" indicate? "This broad appeal has made it one of the most successful Wikiprojects ever on the Catalan Wikipedia" is interesting to me. heather walls (talk) 22:03, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Agree with Heather's point about emphasizing the superlative. How about:
  • T: "Know your own backyard": One of the most successful WikiProjects on Catalan Wikipedia improves coverage of the EU
  • F/G+: After just one year, the European Union WikiProject has become one of the most successful ones on the Catalan Wikipedia, creating well over 1,000 articles on the EU and its member states.
Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 23:57, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

March 12Edit

Vachana Sanchaya: 11th century Kannada form of rhythmic writing will enrich Wikisource.   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 23:30, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Tweaked F/G (fixing a typo, and since it's a sister project, we should write "Wikimedians" instead of "Wikipedians"). For the tweet, I would suggest this:
  • T: "Vachana Sanchaya", 11th century poems in Kannada (an Indic language), will soon enrich @Wikisource
Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 23:25, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

En Wikivoyage

Wikimedia Commons POTD   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 23:26, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

es Wikimedia Commons POTD   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 23:26, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

LGTM (trusting Ivan's translation). Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 23:14, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Translation looks good. Thanks Ivan, as usual =) CMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 23:19, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

EN Wikisource

Trying to spike it up a bit, eyeing a RT:
Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 23:58, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

En Wiktionary

OnThisDay

  • Are we mentioning this so coca-cola will retweet us? Should it have an @ or something so they will see it? heather walls (talk) 19:34, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

es OnThisDay

March 13Edit

International Women's Day blog {{ok}]CMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 19:06, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

I added a line and an "s" to scientist. Also since the day is already past it seems slightly strange to me to emphasize it ;) My suggestions: heather walls (talk) 23:19, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

March 14Edit

Signpost report   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 00:25, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Pi Day   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 00:13, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

March 17−March 23Edit

March 17Edit

Wikimedia Russia civil code blog   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

March 18Edit

Wikipedia Zero MTN blog

Tech News #12, from @mediawiki:   posted guillom 08:10, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

March 19Edit

Rexford Nkansah profile blog   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 23:25, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

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March 20Edit

Brussels blog   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 22:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

March 21Edit

Women and Change in IP blog   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 23:55, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

March 24−March 30Edit

March 25Edit

Crimean crisis post from Wikimedi Russia   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 20:39, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

  • f/g: The following post is from Wikimedia Russia.

Most people know what the Crimea crisis is and everybody has their own opinion about who’s right and who’s wrong. Unfortunately, such situations happen, but what should we, editors of Wikipedia (and especially Russian Wikipedia), do?

It's important to state the following principles to understand this question better:

1. Russian Wikipedia is Wikipedia in the Russian language, not Wikipedia of the Russian Federation. We have active editors and sysops not only from Russia, but also from Europe, Asia and America. Due to this fact we have different opinions that help us produce neutral point of views.

2. Wikipedia isn't looking for absolute truth; it should represent "fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.” That means that we are not stating, for example, that Crimean referendum was legitimate or not, we provide different points of views: what Ukrainian view is, what Russian view is, what other countries do and think, according to reliable sources.

3. Wikipedia describes disputes but doesn't engage in them. We want to state once more, that we are not looking for absolute truth and we won't agree with personal attacks from one group of editors to another group of editors: all of them have equal rights.

4. We don't encourage mass edits in such a hot topic without prior discussion with other editors: that's why a lot of articles of this category are protected from editing - propose your adjustments at the talk page and discuss them with other editors, that's the most constructive and effective way of editing.

5. We admit that such articles require additional attention and that's why our community is discussing nominations for the new mediators of this topic. Nevertheless, even now editors and sysops invest much time and effort to keep Wikipedia neutral and true.

6. Wikipedia has already had some similar situations. Our previous experiences prove that "discuss, then edit" is the best practice. For example, the similar disputes connected with Nagorno-Karabakh, Kosovo, etc.

We kindly ask editors to stay calm, show respect to other editors and discuss all edits based on reliable sources. Wikipedia has rules and policies, we hope that our editors and readers are able to cope with this accordingly.

En Wikivoyage   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 23:04, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons POTD   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 18:16, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

En Wiktionary   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 19:37, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

OnThisDay   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 00:13, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Tech discovery report 1/6 (@wikimedia, retweeted by @wikipedia and @mediawiki)   posted guillom 18:37, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

  • t: Seeing through the eyes of new Wikimedia technical contributors to make their first steps easier: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/03/25/seeing-through-the-eyes-of-new-technical-contributors/
  • f/g: It’s incredibly valuable for a community to identify (and be reminded of) the hurdles that newcomers must overcome when they first join. In this series, new tech contributors share their impressions, frustrations and discoveries as they explored MediaWiki’s and Wikimedia’s technical world.

March 26Edit

Hovercards blog post (@wikimedia, retweeted from @Wikipedia and @mediawiki)   DoneCMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 22:22, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

  • t: Hovercards are now available as a Beta Feature on all Wikimedia wikis. Log in and tell us what you think! <LINK>
  • f/g: With Hovercards, whenever you hover over a link to another article, a short summary of the article and a relevant image is provided to you so you can make the decision about whether you want to read the full article. Log in, enable it in your beta options, and tell us what you think! <LINK>
For 'f/g' I'd change the last bit of the post: "With Hovercards, whenever you hover over a link to another article, a short summary of the article and a relevant image is shown so you can decide whether or not you want to read the rest of the article. Log in, enable it in your beta options and tell us what you think! <link>". Regards CMonterrey (WMF) (talk) 18:38, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

ES Hovercards blog post

  • t: Las Hovercards están disponibles en Beta en todos los wikis de Wikimedia. Entra y da tu opinión! <LINK>
  • f/g: Con las Hovercards, cada vez que poses el cursor sobre un link a otro artículo, podrás ver un resumen del mismo y una imagen apropiada para que puedas decidir si quieres leer el artículo completo. Ingresa a tu cuenta, actívalo en las opciones Beta y dinos qué opinas! <LINK>

March 27Edit

Tech discovery report 2/6 (@wikimedia, retweeted by @wikipedia and @mediawiki)   posted guillom 18:36, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

ES Tech discovery report 2/6

  • t: Reporte de Tecnología: ¿Qué es esto de Wikitech? <LINK>
  • f/g: En este post, nuestro invitado, el esudiante Ashwin Bhumbla comparte su experiencia al descubrir los wikis de MediaWiki y WikiTech, cuyo propósito puede no ser tan sencillo como piensan los usuarios más experimentados <LINK>

Typography Refresh blog post (@wikimedia, retweeted by @wikipedia and @mediawiki)   posted guillom 18:36, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

  • t: Typography refresh: A new look for text, coming soon to all Wikimedia sites. <LINK>
  • f/g: Coming soon to Wikimedia sites: A small but important typography refresh for better readability, consistency and accessibility. <LINK>

ES Typography Refresh blog

  • t: Renovación de tipografía: Una nueva mirada al texto viene pronto a todos los sitios Wikimedia <LINK>
  • f/g: Próximamente en los sitios Wikimedia: Una pequeña pero importante renovación a la tipografía para mejorar la lectura, consistencia y accesibilidad <LINK>

March 28Edit

Andre's Bugzilla blog

March 29Edit

Tech discovery report 3/6 (@wikimedia, retweeted by @wikipedia and @mediawiki)   posted guillom 18:40, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

ES Tech discovery report 3/6

  • t: El viaje de un novato a través del laberinto de la documentación técnica de @MediaWiki: <LINK>
  • f/g: El viaje de un novato a través del laberinto de la documentación técnica de MediaWiki: <LINK>

March 31−April 6Edit

March 31Edit

Wiki Voice blog

  • t: Wikimedia Russia expands the Wikipedia Voice intro project to incorporate WikiMusic [insert link].
  • f/g: This month Wikimedia RU successfully launched the Russian version of the "Wikipedia voice intro project" and expanded it to incorporate the "WikiMusic" project. [Insert link].

Tech discovery report 4/6 (@wikimedia, retweeted by @wikipedia and @mediawiki)   posted guillom 17:59, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

ES Tech discovery report 4/6

  • t: Un desarrollador junior descubre @MediaWiki, su ecosistema y comunidad. Nos comparte su experiencia: <LINK>
  • f/g: Un desarrollador junior descubre MediaWiki, su ecosistema y comunidad. Nos comparte su experiencia: <LINK>

Tech News #14, from @mediawiki:   posted guillom 17:59, 31 March 2014 (UTC)