Join us on The AfroCine Project edit
This is to introduce you to a new Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project. This new project is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this (or you're already active in this area), by coordinating local programmes around African cinema (independently or otherwise) in your community or local Wikipedia, kindly list your username or organization as a participant on the meta project page here.
Furthermore, In the months of October and November, we are organizing a global contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join this exciting event, also list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia page. If you would love to lead this contest (or any other relevant program) for a non-English Wikipedia community, please feel free to translate the English Wikiproject page to your local language Wikipedia, or you can create one from scratch!
Welcome to the Months of African Cinema! edit
The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia (en, he, es, it, bn) and Wikidata. Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope.
On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:
- Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
- Country Winners
- Diversity winner
- High quality contributors
- Gender-gap fillers
- Page improvers
- Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here.
If you'd love to organize this contest for your local wiki or organize in-person events centred around this project, or you need further information about the AfroCine Project, please leave a message on the project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)
Concerning WikiGap Challenge 2019 edit
Hi, my name is Mia Jacobsson and I am working att Wikimedia Sverige. We have seen that you have signed up for the competition WikiGap Challenge and now I only wanted to remind you that you have to register your contributions on your own, if you have done some.
AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October! edit
After a successful first iteration of the Months of African Cinema last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000. About 9 in-person events were also organised for the edit-a-thon in different parts of the world.
The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project, which is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, and events, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
If you would love to join this exciting event, please list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest for your country or community, please list your name in the coordinators' page here. The rapid grants team would be accepting proposals throughout October and November, in case you'd need funds to run local edit-a-thons or some other activities related to this event. Upon listing your name on the coordinators' page, you'd be contacted to talk about the resources you'd need to run the event in your community. You can also contact me directly for any clarifications.
Finally, We also need volunteers to handle some aspects of the AfroCine project. These aspects include:
- Community Liaison: This role essentially involves closely engaging with local communities to support their activities within the scope of Afrocine.
- Communications: This involves the communications aspects of the project. Sharing relevant information on mailing lists and social media would be the responsibility of this person.
- MAC Jury: This role involves joining the jury of Months of African Cinema contest. We need as many people as we can get 🙂.
- Tools: Going forward, we would need relevant tools to better track the metrics and also analyse the general impact of these events. We are calling for Wikimedia volunteers who can navigate wikimedia tools that can be useful for the project.
If you would love to help with any of these roles, or some other roles that have not been mentioned, please contact me directly or on: samoye_ hotmail.com
If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally or right here or the project talkpages.
Wiki Loves Africa 2020 edit
For 2020... do we count you in ?
Hope to see you !
WikiGap Challenge edit
Hi! I noticed that you took part in WikiGap Challenge last year. I just wanted to inform you that we are running the Challenge this year too, to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia! For WikiGap Challenge 2020, the first prize is to go to Geneva and visit UN Human Rights. Writing one of the bonus points articles, about women active in human rights, yields double points in the competition. I hope you join this year too! Best, Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:37, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for helping to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations edit
|Your participation at the 2019 East Africa Strategy Summit helped gather important community feedback and perspectives that shaped the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations! Thank you for your many contributions, including assistance with note taking to record this important community event. You are a credit to our movement and to free knowledge, and it was a privilege to have met you!
Unblock request edit
Unblock request declined
This blocked user has had their unblock request reviewed by one or more administrators, who has/have reviewed and declined this request.
Request reason: I request unblock of this IP or username because I still need to edit...
The block message I get read as follows:
Decline reason: This IP address, 184.108.40.206, is used by a VPN network. According to No open proxies policy, all such IP addresses are automatically blocked. Could you please make sure you do not have a VPN turned on currently, and turn it off if you do? Thanks!
- @Martin Urbanec: one of yours. special:blocklist/220.127.116.11/22 — billinghurst sDrewth 12:05, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
@AKibombo: As mentioned in my decline reason, could you please make sure you currently don't have a VPN turned on, and turn it off if you do? That should let you to edit again. Feel free to ping me if you need anything else. Thanks! Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:31, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Hello Martin and thanks for getting back to me on this. I honestly did not know anything about proxy addresses and editing et al till now.Indeed it is true that I am using a VPN - I am based in Uganda has been experiencing an internet shutdown for the last 2 weeks or so (since 12th January)and the only way to access the internet for anything is through a VPN.Connectivity was only partially restored say a week ago but even then all social media and sites like Wikipedia are still inaccessible. Aren't there any considerations for situations such as these? Thanks in advance AKibombo (talk) 10:48, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
- Sure, that changes things a bit. I'll grant you an exemption. Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:51, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: my apologies, I did not get back to you earlier. Thanks a lot for the prompt response (plus the email response from the stewards address was timely, kudos). I am now able to edit plus aware of proxy addresses in relation to editing. Once again, thanks.AKibombo (talk) 23:33, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
Wiki World Heritage UG Minutes of the Meeting 02-13-2021 edit
The first meeting of the Board of Wiki World Heritage User Group (WWH UG) was held last February 13, 2021. Board members discussed several topics including the dispatching of roles inside the board. You can find the minutes of the meeting via the following link .
Also, the board discussed the importance of capacity building for the group members and we would like to invite all the members to fill the following form  in order to help define the learning priorities.
Furthermore, the board discussed some ideas for the 2021 annual program but we would like to hear also from the members in case they would like to propose some activities. We would like to invite you to update this page and add any potential activities.
A meeting will be held in the first week of March in order to finalize the program and you can find below  a doodle link to choose the date and time that suits you.
Wiki World Heritage Membership Request edit
Wiki World Heritage UG Membership is open to anyone who supports the group's mission and objectives. To formally become a member, it is mandatory that members fill the Membership Request Form. Requests are automatically approved, except for the case of the global ban as mentioned in the by-laws.
This will also help us facilitate this year's activities and established a communication channel. You may access the form here:
We need your feedback on a tool from the Wikimedia Summit edit
Hi! I'm contacting you as one of the participants in the Wikimedia Summit 2022, to kindly ask for your feedback through a 5-10 minute survey to evaluate 'Baserow' (note: the survey is on a Google form).
Baserow was a tool through which participants in the Summit co-created a database of Movement Strategy activities. We hope to learn from you how useful it may be to keep using it in the future to help document and connect on Movement Strategy work.