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Feedback on the March 18 2020 broadcastEdit

  • I got a notification on Facebook and tuned in and watched on my phone. Fuzheado said that StreamYard was being used. Video and audio quality was very good. The formatting of the screen was very good -- I could see all three speakers and the Wikipedia screen and also some messages that came in from outside. All were visible nicely and were dynamically resized in an effective way. I sent messages on Facebook and other viewers responded but the speakers did not see to see them. -- econterms (talk) 22:05, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your feedback! We are a bit new to the platform and today was a bit improvised so, yes, we didn't have the comments covered the entire time. We tried to highlight some of the ones we saw, but I too felt that was not enough. We will try to figure out a way to be better to respond to the comments during the feed. And thanks for watching! Ainali (talk) 22:11, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
    • Thanks Econterms for the feedback! So glad you were one of our first viewers! Yes, the chat messages are selectively put on the screen by us, so we should have mentioned this more times in the video stream. Thanks for pointing it out. We welcome more ideas on what we could cover, and welcome you to be on in the future! Think of topics we could demo or discuss, like the patent issues we have talked about in the past. -- Fuzheado (talk) 09:49, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Segment ideasEdit

Ideas for segments in the show that could even be presented also as a separate youtube video

Bot ArmyEdit

How about a weekly segment called "bot army" where you interview the creator of a bot to find out about them, their creation, what it's trying to fix etc. Back ache (talk) 15:20, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Wiki what?Edit

How about finding weird and wonderful things that link into the wiki world, for example, I record some words for that aims to make recording in bulk pronunciations of words and uploading them to commons super-simple Back ache (talk) 15:29, 20 March 2020 (UTC)


How to interlink with other big things such as openstreetmap Back ache (talk) 15:34, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Nerd outEdit

A quick dive into the theoretical stuff like comparing wikidata to a connectome Back ache (talk) 15:34, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Plu it in, plug it inEdit

Plugins for browsers or whatever that make your wiki-life better Back ache (talk) 10:20, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia weekly Network InvolvementEdit

Hello Admins of the Wikipedia Weekly Network, Please I will like to know how I can be involved in these upcoming live-streams. Also, I will like to know the requirements one must meet in other to be involved in these live-streams. Joris Darlington Quarshie (talk) 01:25, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello! Great that you want to contribute! Are there any specific topics you are interested in? Would you like to join other people hosting shows or are you thinking of hosting a show yourself? Ainali (talk) 07:55, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Topic suggestion: GLAM-Wiki responses to the Corona crisisEdit

I'd like to suggest a topic for a Wikipedia Weekly issue! I am aware that quite a few Wikimedians are doing GLAM-Wiki projects or initiatives that are in response to the Corona crisis. Many organize online events now, and many volunteers and affiliates have gotten engaged in new and special activities. I can imagine it may be nice to to a WW episode on this topic, which then afterwards can also serve as documentation for what's been going on in this strange time.

Here are a few suggestions for potential speakers (sourced from a quick question on Facebook). More suggestions are very welcome.

  • Wittylama has initiated a very extensive Wikipedia article on the impact of the Corona crisis in the cultural sector and is still gathering resources on this topic.
  • Wikimedia Argentina is doing very interesting things these days, including the promotion of Open Access in cultural institutions.
  • Sam Donvil from the Belgian organization meemoo has noticed an increase in views of Belgian GLAM files on Wikimedia Commons - is this a trend more people are seeing?
  • We can keep an eye on the upcoming April 2020 edition of the This Month in GLAM newsletter, ask around in the chapters and affiliates with GLAM activities in general, and perhaps do an open call.

In terms of organization and facilitation: I will be happy to help put this together. At the GLAM team at the Foundation we have a new manager, Fiona Romeo, who would really love to meet more people from the community and affiliates, and who will be very happy to help facilitate the session. SandraF (WMF) (talk) 14:25, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Question re Telegram group urlEdit

Hi. Could you please tell me how to join the group on Telegram for this group? could you please post the url? thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 13:40, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

@Sm8900 Sorry for the late answer, but as far as I know there is no Telegram group for the Wikipedia Weekly Network. Ainali talkcontributions 20:55, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

NYC 2020 Census Multilingual ONLINE Edit-a-thon - Friday, June 26th, 2020Edit

Hello! My name is Wil and I'm working for the US Census and a Bushwick, Brooklyn based redemption and community center Sure We Can. As part of our effort to spread the word about the U.S. census, we are working on both writing and expanding articles about the Census in all wikipedia projects. Using the languages spoken at Sure We Can as a jumping off point. A group of translators at Sure We Can and I wrote the articles for: Censo de los Estados Unidos. We look to build on this momentum and do more work in Spanish and also branch out into other languages at the edit-a-thon we are hosting this friday - 1PM - (E.S.T) : The 2020 Census Multilingual ONLINE Edit-a-thon I invite you and anyone to come. I know this is last minute, but we would also be open to coming onto a show if there is anyone interested. To learn more about Sure We Can, check out our instagram: --Wil540 art (talk) 02:56, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Technical limitations with Streamyard ? (using web browsers)Edit

Wikipedia Weekly(LIVE NOW!) ​ We are aware there are short dropouts in the video every few minutes - hopefully it is not too disruptive. The missing words should still be clear from context.

1 second can make a difference with fast speakers. Is it only on YouTube or on Twitter also? Can imagine this is because WebRTC and browser limitations with Streamyard... Zblace (talk) 10:33, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Link somewhere in article for VideoChat/Sharing Live Editing Events?Edit

  • Howdy! I would be super interested in videochats/Zoom's/JitSi/Jit.Si/etc live collaborative meetup's such as @RightCowLeftCoast: shared with my San Diego CA USA Wiki Group recently (link is here (opens externally)). Does this Article have a section on the Facebook Group, Facebook Page, any kind of MeetUp Groups, YouTube Live Channel etc, or a better, a Calendar of Events section?? I am stoked about joining a live edit such as the Weekly #26 above; Are they only created among friends, then shared as archived videos for tutorial purposes? I might be missing the point. However, if there are WikiPedia MeetUps (now moved especially to online such as Zoom), I think that's a wonderful way for one to share their screen and do or attempt (harhar) live Edits! Thanks in advance and this is not conversational, I truly think it would make for a useful part of this article, hence my Talk (Discussion) Page Topic/starter! Cheerio. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 05:12, 10 January 2021 (UTC).
    • Found in Article this section listing Facebook Group (unforunately not a Page), Periscope/Twitter (whatever that means), Twitch, YouTube. Thank you but I was looking for a MeetUp type of collaborative, shared purpose, inviting events mostly; this looks like a media channel with either live spectator only events, or archived recordings/videos. Hurumph. -From Peter {a.k.a. Vid2vid (talk | contribs)} 05:18, 10 January 2021 (UTC).

Growth featuresEdit


As you may already know, the Growth team has created some cool features that allow newcomers to make their first edits, with guidance and support. These features have been proven to increase the number of edits and the retention.

Do you think it would interest the Wikipedia Weekly audience?

Let me know. :) Trizek (WMF) (talk) 18:49, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi there, sorry we didn't connect on here before but if you're still interested we could have a walkthrough of newcomer features as I still think that would be useful. In fact, this would be quite interesting for veteran editors as well since we often lose touch with what that newcomer experience is like. - Fuzheado (talk) 15:52, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Complete list of episodesEdit

I thought it'd be cool to have a complete list of videos but it's more work than you'd think

so far I have created a commandline for the free tool youtube-dl

youtube-dl --get-filename -o "REPLACESTAR Template:ISO dateREPLACEPIPE%(upload date)s Template:YoutubeREPLACEPIPE%(id)sREPLACEPIPE%(title)s" "" >test.txt

In the file it creates I replaced REPLACESTAR with an Asterix symbol and REPLACEPIPE with a pipe

I then tried to put them into a sub-page but metawiki doesn't have the templates...

Is this something people would find interesting/useful or is it a waste of time?

Back ache (talk) 13:26, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for trying this out! Indeed, it would be nice to have a full list of episodes as we put a lot of work into doing the actual episode but not a great job of archiving them or adding metadata. -- Fuzheado (talk) 15:50, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
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