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Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee edit

Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.

If you are aware of participants in your affiliate who may be interested in these roles, please share this message with them.

On behalf of the Committee Support team, Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:22, 18 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy: Summary and Report edit

Dear Wikimedia affiliate,

Last year, the Wikimedia Foundation Board announced they started the process with creating an Affiliates Strategy in collaboration with the Affiliations Committee, the affiliates, and the broader communities with the intention to develop a strategy that will help guide the Foundation’s immediate work in supporting affiliates for the next few years, with a primary focus on the recognition process, as a direct responsibility of the Board.

Over several months, the Wikimedia Foundation Board engaged with an outside consultant to drive a review process of what work the Foundation was doing to support affiliates. The end goal was to have several recommended actions.

You can read more about the findings and the recommendations on this Meta-Wiki page.

Best,

MPossoupe_(WMF) 10:58, 24 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki love health professionals and hospitals in Nigeria edit

I will like to notify the community about a proposal I submitted for creating articles about health professionals and hospitals in Nigeria. The link will be shared here once available on Meta page. Thank you Tesleemah (talk) 21:04, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sounds good User:Tesleemah Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:12, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Tesleemah (talk) 08:39, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Broken link edit

@Doc James: It look like the external link to [1] might have been intended to go to [2]. Effeietsanders (talk) 17:22, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks User:Effeietsanders. Was missing a space. Should be fixed now. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:11, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki and Health articles in Nigeria edit

Hi Everyone, I am writing to inform you about my proposal about health articles in Nigeria. The project aims to train medical editors on document health content on Wikimedia, enhancing their contributions to Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikicommons. Tesleemah (talk) 19:03, 30 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Notification of upcoming reporting due date edit

Greetings group contacts,

This is a notification to bring to your attention that your organization reporting date is coming up in 115 day(s). Wikimedia Affiliates are required to submit an annual activity report covering the entirety of the 12-month agreement period in order to prompt review for a renewal. Reports must be written in English, posted to meta via the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal.

This page is used to track how organizations and groups are meeting reporting requirements described in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation (e.g. chapter agreements, thematic organization agreements, user group agreements). It is the central place where affiliates can add reports about their activities, share their plans, and even news or social media channels with the wider movement. When new reports are available, organizations and groups should add them to this page to keep their columns up to date.

As noted on the meta Reports page, your organization’s 2024 annual reporting will be due in 2024-05-01. Please be sure to:

  • Post your 2024 annual reporting to the meta via the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal as soon as possible to return to compliance with your user group agreement.
  • Check that your group’s page is also up to date with past report links for historical record-keeping, and
  • Please send an email to Wikimedia-l in order to share with a movement-wide audience.

If you have any questions or need any further guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to wadportal wikimedia.org.

Best regards,

Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal

--User:DNdubane_(WMF) 19:32, 6 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:27, 25 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Report for local disruptions edit

Hello @Doc James: I just wanted to report that User:Aliya Furrukh, who appears to be a participant in your project, appears to be causing disruptions on Urdu Wikipedia. They don't happen to follow naming conventions, and the translations are poor. They also happen to create poorly translated material in userspace of others. I wonder if there is any guidance provided to the participants? I have left them a wanning locally and might block them if they continue their disruptions. ─ The Aafī (talk) 08:09, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:TheAafi thanks for the heads up. Content like this is not named properly?[3] Is it just the names of articles or is the quality of the rest of the translation an issue aswell? We expect all translators to have native proficiency for their target language however we do not have restrictions on who can join.
We basically make sure all the starting content is of high quality but have limited ability to verify the resulting translations. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:48, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Doc James: as far as I can see, naming conventions are a major red flag. However, the translations made aren't any good either. Poorly translated material entirely and difficult for readers to understand. This one for instance has been deleted. ─ The Aafī (talk) 11:03, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What is the guideline for naming in Urdu. The editor in question is here in good faith. Maybe we can help them improve their work with som guidance. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:12, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I understand given their response to my email. I'd however want to share an open advice that they shouldn't create articles in userspaces of others such as ur:صارف:Mr. Ibrahem/Anxiety disorder. The naming policy is easy. Article needs need to be in easy Urdu and shouldn't contain any special characters like they do on ur:شیر خواربچوں میں درد/بےبی کولک. I'd also want them to manually verify the translations. ─ Aafī (talk) 20:16, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:TheAafi By the way we have a tool that fixes the references[4] but I am not able to run it here[5]. It generates a flag unfortunately. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:05, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was able to do this in ur:Special:Diff/6004297. I'd want the string to be translated in Urdu. I used the preview function and manually changed the edit-summary. ─ Aafī (talk) 20:20, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
User:TheAafi thanks. They should definitely be verifying all translations and of course putting them in the user space of someone else is not correct. Appears they may have had some issues with the translation tool. We could look at having them publish in their own user space. And if you are willing / able to review before they are moved live? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:33, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Doc James: I'd be glad to provide assistance. ─ Aafī (talk) 20:36, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks User:TheAafi. Having been trying to fix some of the issues. But keep getting blocked by "edit filters". I will going to move the content from ur:صارف:Mr. Ibrahem/Anxiety disorder to ur:صارف:Aliya Furrukh/Anxiety disorder and replace the first by a redirect to the second.
Additionally this one ur:شیر_خواربچوں_میں_درد/بےبی_کولک should have 1 name not two. Which do you suggest we move it to? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:38, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I deleted Anxiety disorder one because this appeared to be a duplicate of ur:اضطراب کا عارضہ created by same user. I'll leave the decision of the other one to the ongoing AfD it is subjected to. I hope User:Aliya Furrukh considers these things in future. ─ Aafī (talk) 20:50, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Unfortunately, this too was previously created at ur:بے چینی /اضطراب کی عارضہ(انزائیٹی ڈس آرڈر), a very senseless title. ─ Aafī (talk) 20:54, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
User:TheAafi I see someone moved it to the correct name (I hope) which is excellent. By the way is this edit okay[6]?
Also am looking at meeting with the translator in question via video chat to run through the different parts of the translation tool. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:02, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Feedback invited on proposed requirements for affiliates & user groups recognition changes edit

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,

Following up on the development of Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy, we would like to invite you to give feedback on requirements for affiliates & user groups recognition changes. You can find the details of the proposed changes in this message from Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees liaisons to the Affiliations Committee, as well as the ways to give your feedback.

We have also reached out to your contact persons via the emails provided.

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) (talk) 14:40, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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