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Invitation to participate in Wikipedia Pages Wanting PhotosEdit

Dear Wikimedia Affiliate Community,

We are inviting you to participate in Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP), a new global contest scheduled to run from July through August 2020:

Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

WPWP offers a focused task for guiding new editors through the steps of adding content to existing pages. It can be used to organize editing workshops and edit-a-thons.

The organizing team is looking for a contact person at the Chapter, Thematic group & Wikimedia User Group level (geographically or thematically), or for a language WP, to coordinate the project locally. We’d be glad for you to sign up directly at WPWP Participating Communities

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs

On behalf of Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 21:19, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

صفحات ويكيبيديا تريد صورEdit


WPWP صفحات ويكيبيديا تريد صور

أعزاءنا في المجتمعات المنتمية الويكيميدية

هذه دعوة للمشاركة في صفحات ويكيبيديا تريد صور (WPWP) ، وهي مسابقة عالمية جديدة من المقرر أن تقام من يوليو لأغسطس 2020 :

سيختار المشاركون من بين صفحات ويكيبيديا التي لا تحتوي على وسائط صور ، حيث يضيفون ملفا مناسبًا من بين آلاف الصور في ويكيميديا كومنز ، خاصة تلك التي تم تحميلها خلال المسابقات التصويرية (ويكي تهوى إفريقيا، ويكي تهوى الأرض ، ويكي تهوى الفلكلور ، إلخ.) في السنوات الأخيرة. يقدم WPWP إرشادات دقيقة لتوجيه المحررين الجدد في كيفية إضافة المحتوى إلى الصفحات الموجودة. يمكن استخدامه لتنظيم ورش التحرير وإيديتاثونات. يبحث الفريق المنظم عن جهات اتصال على مستوى الفصول ، المجموعات المواضيعية و مجموعات المستخدمين الويكيميديين (الجغرافية أو المواضعية) في أحد لغات ويكيبيديا ، لتنسيق المشروع محلياً. سيكون من دواعي سرورنا أن تقومو بالتسجيل مباشرة في صفحة المجتمعات المشاركة WPWP. شخصيا أ بإسم جهة إنتماءاتكم.

شكرا

--Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 13:46, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Call for candidates - June 2020Edit

Hi everyone,

The Affiliations Committee (AffCom) – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing and sustaining Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is seeking new members!

The main role of the AffCom is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and update the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as well as advise them on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

The committee consists of five to fifteen members, selected at least once every year, to serve two-year terms. As the committee must hold mid-year elections to replenish its members at this time, those joining the committee during the current process will serve a slightly extended term from July 2020 through December 2022.

AffCom continues to closely monitor the Wikimedia 2030 Strategy process initiated in 2016. While the affiliation models continue to be discussed as part of the broader strategy discussion, as no decisions have been made to change the current affiliation models yet, AffCom continues to work in the same manner with regard to affiliate recognitions and intervention support for affiliates with issues of non-compliance in 2020. AffCom continues to process applications for user group and chapter/thematic organization creation, while we await the strategy next steps and begin to prepare for a smooth transition of the committee and affiliates ecosystem to any changing movement structures and systems in 2021.

Being a part of the AffCom requires communication with volunteers all over the world, negotiating skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to understand legal texts. We look for a mix of different skill sets in our members.

Click here for further details.

James Heilman on behalf of AffCom

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:18, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Affiliations Committee elections announcement June 2020Edit

Hi everyone,

This is a friendly reminder that the Affiliations Committee (AffCom) – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing and sustaining Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is seeking new members! The deadline to post your application on the nomination page is 30 June 2020.

  • Application process: Considering the anticipated changes following the Strategy recommendations, we had a limited scope to introduce changes in the process. We have made a small but impactful addition to the application process by introducing the Self Assessment survey form which will help the committee know more about your engagement as endorsements are not consistently shared, may not be representative, and often do not speak to the specific skills needed.
  • Selection process: No change; see: Membership.

If you have any questions, please contact me and/or the committee as a whole. We are happy to answer questions about our work if this helps people decide to apply. Please distribute this announcement among your networks. Good luck to all the candidates!

On behalf of the committee,

--Rosiestep (talk) 00:49, 19 June 2020 (UTC) via MassMessaging

June 21 All-Affiliates Brand MeetingEdit

All Wikimedia affiliates are invited to join an urgent All-Affiliates Brand Meeting in two sessions on Sunday June 21, regarding the most recent developments.--Pharos (talk) 20:01, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

شكر خاص لمشاركتكم في تطوير توصيات استراتيجية ويكيميديا 2030Edit

Wikimedia 2030 Celebration Image Wikimedia 2030
بتنظيم صالونين استراتيجيين كانت مجموعة مستخدمي ويكيميديا المغرب عنصرا مهما في صياغة توصيات ويكيميديا 2030. هذا الوسام المتواضع يعبر على الشكر والإمتنان لكم على مجهودكم ووقتكم ومساهمتكم القيمة

--ASedrati (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

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Feedback on movement namesEdit

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

You should have received a separate affiliate survey via email. If you have not, feel free to email brandproject(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement --The Brand Project team, 13:37, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract WikipediaEdit

Hello everyone. I am posting the announcement below, which you may have missed elsewhere, and in the hope that you can share it with your local communities. Please note that it may be available in your language at m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement. Thanks for your attention! m:User:Elitre (WMF)


Sunday August 23: Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

Strategic flock of Wikimedians heading in a new direction.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a proposed forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

The idea is to follow up on the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting and other strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 21:42, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Sunday September 20 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

Birds of a feather flock together.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August SWAN meeting and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, this month we are meeting on Sunday September 20, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 01:53, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Movement Strategy - What Are Your Choices For ImplementationEdit

Hello Wikimedia MA User Group,

The time has come to put Strategy into work and everyone's invited to participate.

The Movement Strategy Design Group and Support Team are inviting you to organize virtual meetings with your community and colleagues before the end of October. The aim is for you to decide what ideas from the Movement Strategy recommendations respond to your needs and will have an impact in the movement. The recommendations are available in different formats and in many languages. There are 10 awesome recommendations and close to 50 recommended changes and actions or initiatives. Not everything will be implemented. The aim of prioritization is to create an 18-month implementation plan to take some of the initiatives forward starting in 2021.

Prioritization is at the level of your group, affiliate, and community. Think local and relevant! Regional and thematic platforms are great ways to prepare and share ideas. Afterwards, we will come together in November to co-create the implementation plan. More information about November’s global events will be shared soon. For now and until the end of October, organize locally and share your priorities with us.

You can find guidance for the events, the simple reporting template, and other supporting materials here on Meta. You can share your results directly on Meta, by email, or by filling out this survey. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or comments, strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org

We will be hosting office hours to answer any questions you might have, Thursday October 1 at 14.00 UTC (Google Meet).

MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 16:18, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

استراتيجية ويكيميديا 2030 - دعوة لتحديد أولويات المجتمع العربيEdit


رابط مباشر نحو الصفحة استراتيجية ويكيميديا

مرحباً، Wikimedia MA User Group

حان الوقت -أخيراً- لتطبيق خطة ويكيميديا الاستراتيجية على أرض الواقع، ونحن ندعوكم جميعاً للمشاركة! يدعوكم فريق الاستراتيجية في المؤسسة ومجموعة التخطيط التطوعية إلى تنظيم اجتماعات إلكترونية لمجتمعكم قبل نهاية الشهر العاشر أكتوبر القادم، هذه الاجتماعات ضرورية لتحديد مخرجات “التوصيات الاستراتيجية” التي تهمّ المجتمع العربي وتستجيب لحاجاته أو لاحتياجات مجتمعات ومنظمات الويكي العالمية من وجهة نظره.

بإمكانكم الإطلاع على توصيات الاستراتيجية بالعربي أو بلغات أخرى . تتضمن الاستراتيجية 10 توصيات وفي كل منها عدّة مخرجات و تعديلات مقترحة، و العددالإجمالي هو حوالي 50 مخرج، لتطبيق هذا العدد الكبير من المخرجات نحتاج لخطة زمنية واضحة، لن يكون متاحا تطبيقها كلها . لهذا السبب،نحتاج لخطة تنفيذية مدتها 18 شهراً تبدأ في 2021، و عليكم أن تحددو أولوياتكم خلال مرحلة التنفيذ.

يجب أن تحددوا أولوياتكم كمجتمع عربي أو كمجموعات مستخدمين. خلال هذه الفترة فكرو في احتياجاتكم المحلية وبما يلبيها من مخرجات توصيات الاستراتيجية! يمكنكم ملئ استبيان بهذه الأولويات كذلك. سوف ندعوكم في شهر نوفمبر المقبل للانضمام إلى فعالية إلكترونية عالمية لبحث هذه الأولويات ووضعها في إطار خطة للتنفيذ (سوف نخبركم المزيد عن هذه الفعالية قريباً). منذ الآن وحتى نهاية شهر أكتوبر، نتمنى أن تتمكنوا من إبلاغنا بأولويات مجتمعكم.

بإمكانكم الضغط هنا لمعرفة المزيد عن كيفية تنظيم اجتماعاتكم وكيفية إبلاغ فريق الاستراتيجية بالأولويات التي تتوصلون إليها (المعلومات بالإنكليزية فقط). يمكنكم بعد انعقاد الاجتماع أن تبلغونا بنتائج إما بملئ تقرير على الميتا أو بملئ الاستبيان من هنا أو بمراسلتنا على الإيميل. نرجو أن لا تترددوا بطرح أي أسئلة أو تعليقات لديكم هنا أو عبر الإيميل: strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org

سوف ننظم -كذلك- لقاءا سريعاً للإجابة عن أي أسئلة لديكم بخصوص كل ما ورد أعلاه (اللقاء بالإنكليزية)، يمكنكم الانضمام إليه في يوم الخميس القادم 1 أكتوبر بتمام الساعة 2 ظهراً بالتوقيت العالمي (رابط الانضمام).

شكرا

عن فريق الإستراتيجية --Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 20:13, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Bonjour!
Le temps est venu de mettre la stratégie en œuvre et tout le monde est invité à participer.
Le groupe de design de la stratégie du mouvement et l'équipe de soutien vous invitent à organiser des réunions virtuelles avec votre communauté et vos collègues avant la fin du mois d'octobre. L'objectif est de vous permettre de décider quelles idées issues des recommandations de la Stratégie pour le Mouvement répondent à vos besoins et auront un impact dans le mouvement. Les recommandations sont disponibles sous différents formats et dans plusieurs langues. Il y a 10 recommandations remarquables et près de 50 changements et actions ou initiatives recommandés. Tout ne sera pas mis en œuvre. L'objectif de la priorisation est de créer un plan de mise en œuvre de 18 mois pour faire avancer certaines des initiatives à partir de 2021.
La priorité est accordée au niveau de votre groupe, de votre affilié et de votre communauté. Pensez local et pertinent ! Les plateformes régionales et thématiques sont de bons moyens de préparer et de partager des idées. Ensuite, nous nous réunirons en novembre pour co-créer le plan de mise en œuvre. De plus amples informations sur les événements mondiaux de novembre seront bientôt partagées. Pour l'instant et jusqu'à la fin octobre, organisez-vous au niveau local et partagez vos priorités avec nous !
Vous pouvez trouver des guides pour les événements, le modèle de rapport simple, et d'autres documents de soutien ICI. Vous pouvez partager vos résultats directement sur Meta, par courriel ou en remplissant cette enquête]. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions ou des commentaires, strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Nous organiserons les séances de renseignement pour répondre à toutes vos questions, le jeudi 1er octobre à 14h00 UTC (Google Meet, en Anglais).
À bientôt! --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 09:25, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Sunday October 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

Friendship is a movement value.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the September and August SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday October 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 17:30, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Call for insights on ways to better communicate the work of the movementEdit

The Movement Strategy recommendations published this year made clear the importance of establishing stronger communications within our movement. To this end, the Foundation wants to gather insights from communities, including affiliates, on ways we all might more consistently communicate about our collective work, and better highlight community contributions from across the movement. Over the coming months, we will be running focus groups and online discussions to collect these insights. We hope your affiliate will decide to share your thoughts by participating in a focus group or joining the discussion on Meta-Wiki.

ELappen (WMF) (talk) 18:54, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Sunday November 29 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

Take flight with us.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, and October SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday November 29, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of 03:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC are the same as before, although a number of places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 18:48, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

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