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Presenting Community Engagement Insights survey report: Tuesday, October 10, 1600 UTCEdit
I am reaching out to you because you signed up to receive updates about the Global Wikimedia survey.
We will be hosting a public event online to present the data, a few examples on how teams will be using it for annual planning, and what are next steps for this project. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 10, at 9:00 am PST (1600 UTC), and the presentation will be in English. You can watch the livestream here, and ask question via IRC on #wikimedia-office.
The event lasts a month for the participants. As of the beginning of the event, please:
Invite previous participants to join. We have a template you may want to use.
Setup your WAM page in your local wikiproject if you haven’t done that.
Link your WAM page at Wikipedia Asian Month 2017. It’s important for others to understand and connect to your community! Remove the X when you done that. WAM is organized at national level. So I have to ask you to put your country in front of your name if you haven’t done that.
Publish a notification about WAM in site notice as well as village pump. Go public!
Connect with us. Generally send me an email so that we can reach you for future information!
Become the jury member in a campaign on Fountain which is an amazing tool for you to supervise participants’ articles. If you don’t have the campaign set up, please contact us! And put a link to your community’s campaign page for participants’ navigation.
Organize a off-site editathon event. A coffee bar, internet and laptops. Though it’s optional. If you want to do that, please contact me.
In the following days, you should answer the questions from your community and supervise the submissions. Hope you have fun!
Greetings, Ney. Thank you very much for flagging yourself as a translator fromm Japanese. My team and I are very thankful for that. It is an important service to your community. I am wondering if it's possible for you to consider to also list yourself as a tech ambassador for your community. If you need more information before deciding, please feel free to contact me! Thank you very much. Have a lovely weekend. Greetings from Italy, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 10:32, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi there! Not really being active in Phabricator, but I guess I can try. Also I have asked another user at that user's talk page (in Japanese) on whether he/she is willing to be a tech ambassador. That user translates tech news to Japanese so in my opinion is suitable to be tech ambassador and/or translator.--ネイ (talk) 11:08, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Again, thanks a lot. It was very sensible of you to consider Marine-Blue also a good fit for the task! I will see you around :) --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 11:31, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi folks. If you're receiving this message, you've contributed to IdeaLab or an Inspire Campaign this year. Thanks for participating to develop ideas and review ones from other Wikimedians.
We are preparing some changes to IdeaLab and Inspire Campaigns. One of these changes is a new community space on Connect, where Wikimedians can find each other based on common activities or skills, and ask questions about the space. You are invited to join this community space for IdeaLab, especially if you would ever consider needing to find contributors with certain skills (like design or project management) or would like to offer your skills to others in our movement. To join, please proceed to Connect/IdeaLab and click on the "Add yourself" button on the right. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 19:53, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
Do you have an idea about how to measure the health of your community? Do you want to review ideas that others have submitted? Through August 10th, we are inviting ideas on how to capture the well-being of Wikimedia communities, in terms of matters like conflict resolution, effective content creation, and being able to contribute in a collaborative environment. Ideas can be focused on either quantitative techniques, such as gathering raw data, or qualitative techniques, like surveying contributors. If you are submitting an idea, guidance is available for how to move your idea into implementation, such as through a grant or starting a Phabricator task to engage with developers.
The Editing team has begun a design study of visual editing on the mobile website. New editors have trouble doing basic tasks on a smartphone, such as adding links to Wikipedia articles. You can read the report.
If you aren't reading this in your preferred language, then please help us with translations! Subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact us directly. We will notify you when the next issue is ready for translation. Thank you!
(Ney, Hello. Reaching out to you as you're among the "tech ambassadors" for this language. We'd really appreciate your help this week, and also you spreading the word to other experienced editors willing to lend a hand!)
Wikimania: Several members of the Editing Team will be attending Wikimania in August 2019. They will lead a session about mobile editing in the Community Growth space. Talk to the team about how editing can be improved.
Talk Pages: In the coming months, the Editing Team will begin improving talk pages and communication on the wikis.
The VisualEditor on mobile is a good place to learn more about the projects we are working on. The team wants to talk with you about anything related to editing. If you have something to say or ask, please leave a message at Talk:VisualEditor on mobile.
Hello Nei, I've done a couple of art+feminism events in Tokyo since 2018 and currently setting up the next editathon/conference for March. Are you doing any event for Asian Month this year in Japan? Looking to connect with other Wikipedians across Japanese/English Wikipedia who might be interested in mentoring at our event. Our grant proposal is here, please endorse if you have a moment.
Hi there - I could not help much but any case forwarded the message to User:さえぼー-san who regularly supports these events.--ネイ (talk) 07:14, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pagesEdit
What talk page interactions do you remember? Is it a story about how someone helped you to learn something new? Is it a story about how someone helped you get involved in a group? Something else? Whatever your story is, we want to hear it!
Please tell us a story about how you used a talk page. Please share a link to a memorable discussion, or describe it on the talk page for this project. The team wants your examples. These examples will help everyone develop a shared understanding of what this project should support and encourage.
The Talk Pages Consultation was a global consultation to define better tools for wiki communication. From February through June 2019, more than 500 volunteers on 20 wikis, across 15 languages and multiple projects, came together with members of the Foundation to create a product direction for a set of discussion tools. The Phase 2 Report of the Talk Page Consultation was published in August. It summarizes the product direction the team has started to work on, which you can read more about here: Talk Page Project project page.
The team needs and wants your help at this early stage. They are starting to develop the first idea. Please add your name to the "Getting involved" section of the project page, if you would like to hear about opportunities to participate.
Talk Pages Project: The team is thinking about the first set of proposed changes. The team will be working with a few communities to pilot those changes. The best way to stay informed is by adding your username to the list on the project page: Getting involved.
Testing the mobile visual editor as the default: The Editing team plans to post results before the end of the calendar year. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: VisualEditor as mobile default project page.
Measuring the impact of Edit Cards: This study asks whether the project helped editors add links and citations. The Editing team hopes to share results in November. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: Edit Cards project page.
Thank you for organizing Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 for your local Wikipedia language. For rules and guidelines, refer to this page on Meta. To reach out for support for the contest or ask any query, reach out to us on our Contact Us page. Our International Team will be assisting you through out the contest duration. Thank you for your efforts in making this project successful.
In consideration of a week-long internet block in Iran, Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 contest has been extended for a week past November. The articles submitted till 7th December 2019, 23:59 UTC will be accepted by the fountain tools of the participating wikis.
Please help us translate and spread this message in your local language.
This issue of the Editing newsletter includes information the Talk pages project, an effort to help contributors communicate on wiki more easily.
Reply tool: This is available as a Beta Feature at the four partner wikis (Arabic, Dutch, French, and Hungarian Wikipedias). The Beta Feature is called "Discussion tools". The Beta Feature will get new features soon. The new features include writing comments in a new visual editing mode and pinging other users by typing @. You can test the new features on the Beta Cluster now. Some other wikis will have a chance to try the Beta Feature in the coming months.
More than 300 editors used the Reply tool at these four Wikipedias. They posted more than 7,400 replies during the study period.
Of the people who posted a comment with the Reply tool, about 70% of them used the tool multiple times. About 60% of them used it on multiple days.
Comments from Wikipedia editors are positive. One said, أعتقد أن الأداة تقدم فائدة ملحوظة؛ فهي تختصر الوقت لتقديم رد بدلًا من التنقل بالفأرة إلى وصلة تعديل القسم أو الصفحة، التي تكون بعيدة عن التعليق الأخير في الغالب، ويصل المساهم لصندوق التعديل بسرعة باستخدام الأداة. ("I think the tool has a significant impact; it saves time to reply while the classic way is to move with a mouse to the Edit link to edit the section or the page which is generally far away from the comment. And the user reaches to the edit box so quickly to use the Reply tool.")
The Editing team released the Reply tool as a Beta Feature at eight other Wikipedias in early August. Those Wikipedias are in the Chinese, Czech, Georgian, Serbian, Sorani Kurdish, Swedish, Catalan, and Korean languages. If you would like to use the Reply tool at your wiki, please tell User talk:Whatamidoing (WMF).
The Reply tool is still in active development. Per request from the Dutch Wikipedia and other editors, you will be able to customize the edit summary. (The default edit summary is "Reply".) A "ping" feature is available in the Reply tool's visual editing mode. This feature searches for usernames. Per request from the Arabic Wikipedia, each wiki will be able to set its own preferred symbol for pinging editors. Per request from editors at the Japanese and Hungarian Wikipedias, each wiki can define a preferred signature prefix in the page MediaWiki:Discussiontools-signature-prefix. For example, some languages omit spaces before signatures. Other communities want to add a dash or a non-breaking space.
Existing custom signatures that do not meet the new requirements will be unaffected temporarily. Eventually, all custom signatures will need to meet the new requirements. You can check your signature and see lists of active editors whose custom signatures need to be corrected. Volunteers have been contacting editors who need to change their custom signatures. If you need to change your custom signature, then please read the help page.
Next, the team will be working on a tool for quickly and easily starting a new discussion section to a talk page. To follow the development of this new tool, please put the New Discussion Tool project page on your watchlist.
Hi, I tried reaching out to Penn Station last month - w:ja:利用者‐会話:Penn Station#Global renamers - but didn't get a response. At present half the outstanding requests to be renamed are from Japanese users (11 out of 22). Japanese users aren't being served as well as they should be because of the shortage of Japanese speakers among the global renamers. My Japanese skills are non-existent - could you help recruit some trusted volunteers to put themselves forward for consideration at m:SRGREN. Thanks, Cabayi (talk) 13:28, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
@Cabayi: Hi there. Thank you for reaching out. I do not have much idea on who to recruit since being a global renamer also requires a certain level of English skills.
I am willing to go to SRGREN but am not sure whether there will be enough support, since I have never been an OTRS member, and possibly insufficient cross-wiki experience. ネイ (talk) 12:00, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
I'd eagerly and happily support you for renamer, you're active om meta and several other wikis already, and an admin on ja. OTRS is, in my opinion, irrelevant - it's mostly people complaining that the metadata or "author" on their image uploads to commons didn't get altered as part of the rename. Cabayi (talk) 13:25, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
In that case, let me just have a try on requesting for the permissions. Thank you for your guidance. ネイ (talk) 14:34, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
Hello ネイ. You have now the global renamer permissions. Please take a moment to read and familiarize yourself with the global renamers page and the global rename policy. As a global renamer you're also allowed to subscribe to the global renamers mailing list and, if you're an OTRS agent, access to the renamers private queue. Thanks for volunteering. Please let me know if you have any questions. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:43, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
The Reply tool has been deployed as an opt-out preference to all editors at the Arabic, Czech, and Hungarian Wikipedias.
It is also available as a Beta Feature at almost all Wikipedias except for the English, Russian, and German-language Wikipedias. If it is not available at your wiki, you can request it by following these simple instructions.
As of January 2021, more than 3,500 editors have used the Reply tool to post about 70,000 comments.
We have preliminary data from the Arabic, Czech, and Hungarian Wikipedia on the Reply tool. Junior Contributors who use the Reply tool are more likely to publish the comments they start writing than those who use full-page wikitext editing.
The Editing and Parsing teams have significantly reduced the number of edits that affect other parts of the page. About 0.3% of edits did this during the last month. Some of the remaining changes are automatic corrections for Special:LintErrors.
A large A/B test will start soon. This is part of the process to offer the Reply tool to everyone. During this test, half of all editors at 24 Wikipedias will have the Reply tool automatically enabled, and half will not. You can still turn it on or off for your own account in Special:Preferences.
During Talk pages consultation 2019, editors said that it should be easier to know about new activity in conversations they are interested in. The Notifications project is just beginning. What would help you become aware of new comments? What's working with the current system? Which pages at your wiki should the team look at? Please post your advice at notifications-talk.
Hello, ネイ. I am one of the maintainers of InternetArchiveBot and I am currently working on fixing outstanding problems across wikis, including Japanese Wikipedia. My understanding is that the bot was blocked for not respecting rate limits and for misidentifying many links as being broken. The first problem has been fixed and I am working on solving the second. In the meantime, I am wondering if the bot can be unblocked so that, when we are ready, we can re-apply for bot approval. We will not resume the bot until then. Thank you, harej (talk) 20:05, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello. Please let me know when you apply for bot approval - I can unblock when you do so. ネイ (talk) 04:02, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi ネイ. Please can you help me by writing down what was mentioned in this video starting 7:40 till 8:05? because I'm having trouble understanding it.
Note: Of course, writing the words in the video, I want it to be in the same language as the Japanese video, and not by translating it into English, because I do not want the translation, but I want to know the words as you write them in Japanese. Best Regards.محمد ماجد السورميري (talk) 21:50, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi there. How does this request relate to Wikimedia Project? ネイ (talk) 14:42, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi ネイ, not related to Wikimedia, but you mentioned: If you cannot read Japanese, you can refer to my User Page at Meta-wiki. That's why I made this request here. I should have introduced it on your talk page. Sorry.
When newcomers had the Reply tool and tried to post on a talk page, they were more successful at posting a comment. (Source)
Earlier this year, the Editing team ran a large study of the Reply Tool. The main goal was to find out whether the Reply Tool helped newer editors communicate on wiki. The second goal was to see whether the comments that newer editors made using the tool needed to be reverted more frequently than comments newer editors made with the existing wikitext page editor.
The key results were:
Newer editors who had automatic ("default on") access to the Reply tool were more likely to post a comment on a talk page.
The comments that newer editors made with the Reply Tool were also less likely to be reverted than the comments that newer editors made with page editing.
These results give the Editing team confidence that the tool is helpful.
The team is planning to make the Reply tool available to everyone as an opt-out preference in the coming months. This has already happened at the Arabic, Czech, and Hungarian Wikipedias.