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Welcome to Meta!


Hello AddisWang, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- 15:33, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics

Idea Lab
Idea Lab

Hello, AddisWang! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1700 UTC
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1700 UTC

Hope to see you there!

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Welcome to the IEG Committee


Hi Addis,
Thanks for signing up to join the Individual Engagement Grants Committee! It is my pleasure to confirm your membership. We’ve got a lot to accomplish together, particularly during the next 2 months, and it will be awesome to have your help. Here is how to get started:

To make your membership official, please do 2 things by Tuesday April 2:

  1. Introduce yourself in the IdeaLab.
  2. Send your email address and preferred username to IEGrants, so that we can subscribe you to the committee mailing list and get you setup on the committee's internal wiki.

Then there are 3 first tasks for active committee members to start on right away:

  1. Read the information in the Committee Workroom (your committee organizing hub on meta), beginning with the getting started guide for new members.
  2. Join a working group.
  3. Start giving feedback on open ideas, drafts and proposals. Asking questions to gather information you’ll need to make a recommendation helps prospective grantees think their projects all the way through, and will give us more great proposals to choose from.

Our formal review of proposals starts on 21 April. I’ll be posting information about scoring and selection of proposals on the committee mailing list and in the Workroom soon, so please keep an eye there!

Thanks again for joining us to help make impactful IEGrants :-) Siko (WMF) (talk) 17:01, 28 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

The edit visualization tool


Hi Addis, Thanks for offering to help. To bring Chinese support to the tool, we'll need to add the Chinese translations for the messages in the tool. You could do that but forking the tool on github & editing A simpler way would be to send me the translations for the following phrases:

  • Enter article name
  • Place the peg on the edit to play
  • Click Play
  • Enjoy viewing edits
  • Show History
  • What is replay edits
  • Enter article name
  • Speed
  • Relay/pause
  • Article does not exist

I'll then enable zh on the tool & chinese articles will work too :-) --Jeph paul (talk) 06:12, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Sunday 17 May 2015 User groups meet up at WMCON


Hi! Today Sunday 17 May 2015 there will be a User Groups meet-up at 14h at room E. If you are interested, please join, the main topics to be discussed is the relationship between WMF and user groups, and diaspora user groups as described on Wikimedia diaspora organisations. If you are interested, please join! Thanks. --Micru (talk) 08:25, 17 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for representing Chinese Wikimedians at this event. Pharos told me that you and he talked about outreach. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:32, 20 May 2015 (UTC)Reply



今天刚看见 phab 上的建站申请成功了,恭喜一下。我阅读了那个页面,并感到非常期望参加用户组,且我对用户组一定有帮助。

  • 首先,硬性条件:我是长期居留在上海(自从加入维基媒体)的非本国公民,并已满16周岁。
  • 我是在中文维基导游贡献最多的用户之一(当然也是管理员),并经历了从一个又小又充满漏洞的测试维基到一个真正可以使用的维基的过程。
  • 我是在维基共享资源的长期修复小毛病的用户,拥有六万多编辑,并操作四个机器人。
  • 我是在Tool Labs的工具制作、维护者(如 Commons Archive,一个存放维基共享资源的照片等的源文件的库),并在上面运行机器人。
  • 会费每财年人民币壹圆是没问题的,只要提供一个付费方式。

我相信我的加入会给用户组一个更方便的方式与其他社群(维基导游、维基共享资源)沟通,与技术方面的一些支持 --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 12:07, 27 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?


Hi! The Wikimedia Foundation would like your input on how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project.

After reading the Reimagining WMF grants idea, we ask you to complete this survey to help us improve the idea and learn more about your experience. When you complete the survey, you can enter to win one of five Wikimedia globe sweatshirts!

In addition to taking the the survey, you are welcome to participate in these ways:

This survey is in English, but feedback on the discussion page is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

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Last call for WMF grants feedback!


Hi, this is a reminder that the consultation about Reimagining WMF grants is closing on 8 September (0:00 UTC). We encourage you to complete the survey now, if you haven't yet done so, so that we can include your ideas.

With thanks,

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Movement Wide Finance Report 2014


Dear AddisWang,

I’m Alex, currently a finance fellow (i.e intern) at the Wikimedia Foundation. I worked before for Wikimedia France, planning the Hackathon Lyon 2015 mainly. I'm today contacting you because of your activity for Wikimedia China User Group.

Last year, Finance Fellows produced a financial report that included financial activity from every chapters. It was great and has been presented at the Wikimania in Mexico.

If you haven’t seen the results of the Report 2013, here they are:

We’re currently starting the Report 2014 and this year we also want to include user groups to improve the scope of our work. I want to tell you that I’ve tried to make the process as short and easy as possible, so that shouldn’t require a lot of your time.

The aim of such a report is global. It helps having an idea of how the money is used across the movement, it helps chapters and user groups to learn about best practice and finally it leads to more transparency through a qualitative work, which I believe is important.

Could you briefly tell me if you had any income and expenses in 2014? If you are not the person responsible for this, please tell me who is the user the most likely to know this information.

I’ll be your contact for this project this year, I’m looking forward to working with you!

Cheers, ACella (WMF) (talk) 21:05, 6 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Central Notice Banner


Hi Addis,

I've create a separate project page for Wikipedia Asian Month here:

Project page

We like to see a localized version of the Central Notice Banner directing to the above page and NOT the ENWP page.

Please here us.--Muzammil (talk) 09:32, 25 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Re: Wikipedia Asia Month


Yeah, I'm also thinking about signing up Minangkabau for this event :) Unfortunately our community is still very small (3-4 active contributors), but I'll contact them to know whether they're interested to launch WAM in Minangkabau. I'll let you know before 30 October. Cheers! Muhraz (talk) 07:26, 28 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Centralnotice adminship


Hello AddisWang, I've just closed your request for centralnotice adminshiop as successful and granted you the respective right. Please take care and enjoy your new duty. -Barras talk 11:37, 28 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Barras:Thank You!--AddisWang (talk) 13:41, 28 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Congrats, Addis, on your new role. --Muzammil (talk) 20:07, 28 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Broken centralnotice


The "Wikipedia Asia Month" banner (which I think you created?) doesn't seem to be configured correctly. The CentralNotice calendar says it's supposed to be targeted to just users in Asian countries, but users in other countries are seeing the banner as well. Also, the banner is overlapping with page titles in monobook. Are you able to fix this? --Yair rand (talk) 20:24, 29 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Yair rand:, it was created by Shizhao, I will ask him about it.--AddisWang (talk) 20:31, 29 October 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hello. Thank you very much for update. I have question. You wrote Any Asian topic will be counted. Topics do not have to be about geopgraphy.. Example, users can not create articles about cities, villages, lakes, rivers and etc. ?--Serk@nl@nd 11:12, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

No. "Don't have to be" means, "it is not necessary to be only about geography". Because many people confused and think only geography article counts. So I make a statement that all topics are count, not only geography.--AddisWang (talk) 11:15, 30 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

So they can create articles about cities, villages, lakes, rivers and etc.--AddisWang (talk) 11:16, 30 October 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. I understood. --Serk@nl@nd 11:19, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Asia Month


Hi! Would you give me a notice in Bulgarian, English, German or Swedish on my talk page, instead of Russian? Namely, I don't speak Russian. Best regards, --Lord Bumbury (talk) 19:23, 31 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

The "Wikipedia Asia Month" banner


The "Wikipedia Asia Month" banner we can't see.--Саган (talk) 17:21, 2 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

replied at ba:Ҡатнашыусы менән һөйләшеү:Саган--AddisWang (talk) 17:33, 2 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Month/Sample does not show into Sindhi Wikipedia ask for Template WAM


Wikipedia Asian Month/Sample, is not showing into Sndhi Wikipedia here is Wikipedia Asian Month وڪيپيڊيا:وڪيپيڊيا_ايشيائي_مهينو_نومبر_2015ء Sindhi Wikipedia which I have transliterate. Kindly help me to make its template so It can show and then I can include Sindhi Wikipedia into this Wikipedai Asian Month.-- crate appeared in red color as سانچو:WAM the template for Sindhi Wikipedia version Wikipedia Asian Month can be

Can I add French?


--永続繁栄 (talk) 11:58, 3 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Month in french


Hello. Thank you for your help. I did the translations you asked. I have an other question : am I free to use the presentation I want on the Participants page ? The way the participants have to report their contribution in the english version is not very easy, in my opinion. And I don't think we will have so many participants in french. So I would like to present it in a different way. Is it possible ? Thank you very much. --Eponimm (talk) 15:08, 3 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thank you. --Eponimm (talk) 17:17, 3 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Hello AddisWang. I have an other question : at the end of the month, as I don't use the tool to collect the results, how shall I transmitt them ? I just want to be sure that the french participants will receive their postcard. As well for the "Wikipedia Asian Ambassador". Should I prepare something ? Is there a model ? Thank you in advance. --Eponimm (talk) 09:09, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Great! It's really simple this way. Thank you very much for your help! --Eponimm (talk) 15:51, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Hello AddisWang. Today the banner to promote Wikipedia Asian Month appeared on the french Wikipédia with the translation I did previous weeks. But the problem is that the link redirects to the english page and not to the french page of the contest. Is it a technical error ? Did I miss something in my translation ? Thank you in advance. --Eponimm (talk) 13:38, 16 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
It works perfectly! Thank you very much! --Eponimm (talk) 06:40, 17 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Hello AddisWang. I need your help one more time, sorry. I write a new question on Q&A page and I didn't have an answer. It's about the admissibility of a person. Thank you very much for your help. --Eponimm (talk) 06:34, 20 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Judging tool


Hello AddisWang! judging tool doesn't count expanded articles to check Progress for users who contributed with an existing article. What should We do for this?--Randeerjayasekara (talk) 03:35, 6 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your answer. We have translated rules from EnWp and that's why the problem occurred because there is no such a rule given in Meta. I'm the only one who have done expansion yet. Then I'll remove that rule from local page.--Randeerjayasekara (talk) 12:20, 6 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi, can we get the tool enabled on Latvian Wikipedia (lvwiki)? --Papuass (talk) 13:54, 13 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Request for CentralNotice banner


Hi AddisWang,

I made a request in central notice for this event -> a few days ago but nobody answer me. Can you help me? Now the archivebot delete my request so I do it again today. I hope you can help me? --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 17:04, 10 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Could you please add me on the organizers list?


--永続繁栄 (talk) 11:23, 11 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

WAM Organizers


Thank you for posting the invitation for the WAM Organizers on my talk page. It's already 11/12, but can I be an Organizer? In Japanese Wikipedia, there are only three organizers, so I would like to do it. If I could, where is the applicaton page? Thank you.--Psjk2106 (talk) 15:51, 12 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Replied on talk page.--AddisWang (talk) 16:25, 12 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
I've read it. Thank you very much. --Psjk2106 (talk) 22:29, 12 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

List of WAM Organizers


Hi, I am a Wikipedia Asian Month local organizer from Assamese wikipedia (as). Please add me here. - দিব্য দত্ত (talk) 11:28, 16 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

After "month"


Hello. When WAM 2015 ended, what must I do? Should I make Google form and sent it to users (created 5 and more articles) to fill? And if this is so, where must I send this form?--Serk@nl@nd 17:50, 18 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Serkanland:Please confirm this.--AddisWang (talk) 02:08, 23 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Okey--Serk@nl@nd 13:12, 23 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Korean translation of your mass message


I translated the mass message you request at w:ko:사용자:Motoko C. K./mass/ko. :) --Motoko C. K. (talk) 10:31, 25 November 2015 (UTC)Reply



Again Hi AddisWang. Thank you very much for important information which you place my Azerbaijanian talk page. I have a question: As 25 November in project two user very active: Qolcomaq, who has 80 quailfied articles for present (his contributions here) and Enver62, who has 76 quailfied articles for present (his contributions here). If one of them ranked second place, can I announce his as "Second Wikipedia Asian Ambassador"? And where must I show "Second Wikipedia Asian Ambassador"?--Serk@nl@nd 10:46, 25 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

And I translated message for encourage local participants: az:İstifadəçi:Serkanland/mass/az. Must I or you send it?--Serk@nl@nd 11:28, 25 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

That is actually a trick question. As we want to have some competition over the title, to make it kind of valuable. Maybe let's keep it in only one Ambassador, and maybe have another discussion at the end of the event whether we can have a second Ambassador on AzWp? Does this idea make sense?--AddisWang (talk) 18:15, 25 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

You can send the message. I will send message for some Wikipedia which has large number of participants. Since we can use mass message to send this to hundreds of people. But not necessary for 10 or 20 participants. It depends on if you want to send it.--AddisWang (talk) 18:20, 25 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Okey. I understood everthing. Again thank you for help.--Serk@nl@nd 18:23, 25 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Ambassador


Hello AddisWang. I read your message "One Week Left!" and I have a question about Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors. You wrote that "For some Wikipedias, we are also honoring the second greatest contributor as an ambassador". The french Wikipedia has few participants, but there are three participants who will certainly reach 30 articles each. Of course, there will be a first, a second and a third, but as they are really close, is it possible to do something for the three of them ? Would it be a podium with medals (gold, silver and bronze) ? Or will it be only one french Wikipedia Asian Ambassador ? Thank you very much for your answer. --Eponimm (talk) 14:16, 25 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your point of view. Do you agree if I act this way : a podium with the three best participants; the winner will receive the title of asian ambassador and the package included; the second, as you said, will win the same, and the third will only have an additional postcard. This way, the final days will be decisive and the competition intensive as the three best participants are today really close. Are you ok with my proposal ? --Eponimm (talk) 18:51, 25 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi, how does one report contributions towards the Asian month? --BooysenN (talk) 14:09, 26 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

@BooysenN:You can do that on each language version of Wikipedia.



As per the message "One Week Left!", I have translated for Tamil Wiki, and will be sent via Tamil Wikipedia. --AntanO 03:48, 28 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

The message has been sent to all participants. --AntanO 06:33, 28 November 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hi Addis,

Since the past few days I've been following this format on Urdu Wikipedia's Asian Month:

مضمون حجم (کم از کم 3,500 لکمہ جات) الفاظ (300) معروفیت مہذب حوالہ جات حوالہ جات لازمی بصورت تنازعات فہرست کی صورت ںہیں معلومات آفرینی ایشیائی ملک یا علاقہ سے متعلق بھارت یا پاکستان سے متعلق نہیں
رفیق النبی 5,063  Y 362  Y معروف  Y ہاں  Y غیرمتنازع  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں Y
نوارا نجم  Nیہ مضمون مصری شخصیت سے متعلق ہے، اور مصر افریقہ میں ہے۔ اس لیے اس مہم کا حصہ نہیں ہے۔ 7,322  Y 465  Y معروف  Y ہاں  Y غیرمتنازع  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں Y
عبدالله توقاي 9,407  Y 777  Y معروف  Y ہاں  Y غیرمتنازع  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں Y
نازو توخی 10,972  Y 694  Y معروف  Y ہاں  Y غیرمتنازع  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں Y
مارینا ایوانوونا تسوتایوا 13,004  Y 856  Y معروف  Y ہاں  Y غیرمتنازع  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں Y
عبدالطیف پدرام 7,127  Y 426  Y معروف  Y ہاں  Y غیرمتنازع  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں Y
کبیر ستوری 9,638  Y 589  Y معروف  Y ہاں  Y غیرمتنازع  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں Y
انا مالیکووا 4,615  Y 305  Y معروف  Y ہاں  Y غیرمتنازع  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں  Y ہاں Y

Just wanted to know what other formats are followed elsewhere.

--Muzammil (talk) 18:43, 29 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Barnstar for WAM

The barnstar in question

Hi, I have created a barnstar for the Asian month participants, feel free to use it. If you choose to use another barnstar, please let me know. Ле Лой (talk) 02:55, 2 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Bashkortostan articles


Hello AddisWang. Regarding your last message I have a question about Bashkortostan articles. In all the articles worked during the contest in the french Wikipedia, only one is related to Bashkortostan : Çäkçäk. It's a popular and traditional sweet in Bashkortostan. Does that count? Thank you for your help. --Eponimm (talk) 16:39, 2 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Ok! Thank you for your quick answer. --Eponimm (talk) 16:51, 2 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hello AddisWang. In the Qualified Editors page, how do you want to be notified about my third best participant, who, as we discussed, will have a second postcard for his great contribution (49 articles!) but who won't be an ambassador ? With a letter of the alphabet ? With a symbol like " * " ? Thank you in advance! --Eponimm (talk) 09:45, 3 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Postcard vs Country


... each participant who creates at least five articles that fulfill the criteria will receive a special designed Wikipedia postcard from other participating countries. So, if a participant creates more than 10 articles for different countries, which country postcard the participant could receives. I understand a participant could receive only one postcard regardless of number of article creation. I am not sure whether you have discussed this issues earlier. Is so, point me to the link. --AntanO 04:56, 3 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Asiatiese Maand


Yes, I was intending to do so. I tried to create Asian-related items on Afwp. Do let me know if any passed the minimum requirements. --BooysenN (talk) 19:42, 3 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?


Hi there,

I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!

Here’s how to participate:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:33, 5 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Month in sq.wikipedia


Hello AddisWang,

I read your message in my talk page but hadn't enough time to response, (we had an event in our local community). About Wikipedia Asian Month, in the beginning, I didn't know that this project was also open for other communities outside Asia, therefore we started very late, in which I helped as much as I could. I hope that next time our wiki to participate from the start and contribute more. I think projects like this bring together more wiki communities. Best Regards.--Liridon (talk) 12:41, 13 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

WAM Winners Address for Postcard


Dear addis wang, I am an organizer of WAM at Malayalam wiki. I have address of the winners who want to get the postcard from other countries. Where Do I post these address. When they get the post card. ??? The address are ready with me. ----Ranjithsiji (talk) 10:44, 16 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Ranjithsiji: You can send it via Email this user on the left side bar. Whe postcard distribution is plan after New Year, although I suppose to collect it by conducting a survey in next a few days--AddisWang (talk) 14:13, 16 December 2015 (UTC)Reply
Dear Addis Wang, I'm an organizer of WAM at Bashkir Wikipedia. I don't understand where to send the post addresses of the winners who want to get the postcard from other countries.--Саган (talk) 13:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

When will we get the survey form for adding address.. Waiting ... --Ranjithsiji (talk) 04:37, 26 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi Addis Wang, Sorry for if i bother you. As a local organizer (Si) I also like to know when we send our addresses and to whom? --L Manju (talk) 18:21, 28 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

@AddisWang:, Dear I am am an organizer of WAM at Sindhi Wikipedia, And I have filled the Google form(WAM survey form) online , kindly let me know the acknowledgement that of my opinion submission in WAM survey , there was only asked to provide the Region/State/Country and City , Postal Code but not a full address , so how I can receive it via Postal mail, does it will be asked in email the mailing addresses of the winners.?...Thanks.....--Jogi don (talk) 15:38, 13 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Jogi don:The mailing address refers to the physical address not a email address. You may fill one more time and I will delete the previous one.--AddisWang (talk) 19:18, 13 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

@AddisWang:,Okay I have filled the Survey again with full mailing address plz check it out. If possible ask my Mobile number via emailing me,because there was no option in survey form to give mobile number of receiver thanks Thanks..--Jogi don (talk) 07:50, 15 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Jogi don:We usually don't put phone number on postcard.--AddisWang (talk) 14:33, 15 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

@AddisWang:,Okay dear

Final Stage


Hello AddisWang! I have new questions relative to your last message :

  1. Will the postcard be in paper or electronic ?
  2. What do you call "distribution"? I gave the survey link to the qualified participants but I have no way to know if they have answered. Do I have to control it ?
  3. Who will distribute the barnstar? Me ? Where can I find it?

Thank you very much for your answer. --Eponimm (talk) 12:27, 13 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia is getting 15 years - WMF projects - translation of Wikidata labels and descriptions

lang=zh : ?lang=zh&props=31,218,219,220,506,1406&q=claim[1800]

Dear AddisWang; There will be a birthday soon: Wikipedia is getting 15 years. I want to let you know that the number of d:Wikidata:Database reports/WMF projects there is also the page Wikipedia versions has increased to more then 409; there are also pages from Wikibook project pages to Wikiversity and Wiktionary project pages in that list. You may be interested in adding Wikidata labels and descriptions in your language. Please follow also the discussion at d:property talk:P218 and comment there. Best regards Gangleri also aka I18n (talk) 00:17, 14 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Ambassador English Wikipedia


Why the long delay in declaring the Asia Month Ambassador on English Wikipedia? or have you already done so?--Nvvchar (talk) 16:36, 15 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

We have not announced it since that is our final stage, currently working on address collection. But you can find ambassador on all Wikipedia at here. Thanks for you great job in EnWp.--AddisWang (talk) 19:20, 15 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
Hi, i see it is done in Wikipedia Asian Month/2015 Ambassadors - but is there any formal announcement back in en wiki WAM page?Ssriram mt (talk) 07:02, 18 February 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Ssriram mt:Yes we will. We are sending all the postcards, one-third of them are sent by this time. We want to beautify the page and make a well-designed message to officially announce it. Thanks.--AddisWang (talk) 16:27, 18 February 2016 (UTC)Reply



Hey Addis, I have just one question. I've participated at the WAM in two languages and they are English and Bengali. I've got address collection message in both wikis. My question is what'll I do in the language section? Thanks in advance. --Pratyya (Hello!) 14:35, 17 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Ambassador AsWp


Hi AddisWang,
Thnx fr your advice, but as an one and only organizer cum Judge of WAM (AsWp), i don't wnt the "Wikipedia Asian Ambassador" award this year. Thnx again. - দিব্য দত্ত (talk) 20:14, 25 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Future IdeaLab Campaigns results


Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.

With great thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:55, 26 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your translation help!

  The Translation Barnstar
Thank you very much for your help translating the 2016 Strategy Consultation pages! I am so grateful for the energy you and others have put into helping the consultation reach speakers of as many languages as possible. Kbrown (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 2 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Request to create a banner


Hello AddisWang,

The photography contest Wiki Loves Earth organized last May is nominated for the "web event of the year" of the 9th edition of Morocco Web Awards

Is it possible to create a banner for a 7-day period at CentralNotice to encourage people to vote ?

Cordially, --Reda benkhadra (talk) 15:03, 3 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thank you but i cant receive your postcards.--Namnguyenvn (talk) 07:36, 17 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Month postcards



I've filled out the survey with my mailing address a month ago, and haven't received my postcards. I was wondering about the status of the postcards.

Thank you. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 04:53, 24 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

@MrLinkinPark333:Sorry, at this time only 2 out of 7 communities have sent postcards, while yours is not in that two as I just checked. Sending postcards require a lot of volunteers capability, so they are working on figuring out a date works for most volunteers. As rest of communities all give me a date that they will send postcards (before March 7th), I would expect you can receive your postcard around 2-3 weeks from now is the mailing service does not lose it.--AddisWang (talk) 19:57, 24 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

@AddisWang: I've still haven't received the postcards. Could I check with you the address that I gave you, in case I made an error? --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:13, 13 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

@AddisWang: Hi Wang, I'm a member of the Wikipedia tiếng Việt - the Vietnamese community of Wikipedia. I've filled out the survey, and haven't received my postcard too. I've checked the Wikipedia Asian Month/2015 Qualified Editors/No Response, and my nickname wasn't in. It has been nearly a month since MrLinkinPark333's message, and three months since I completed the survey. I was wondering about the status of the postcards, and my personal information too.

Thank you. Levietduong (talk) 18:16, 6 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Levietduong:Hi, sorry to hear that you haven't received the postcard. According to my record, your postcard was sent at least a month ago. It is possible that your postcard is lost in postal service. It usually has 10% of loss rate according to my experience and varies in countries, and not something we can avoid. This risk has mentioned in the survey you filled. If you still don't receive it in next 60 days, please let me know, and we might make one up to you in WAM 2016. --AddisWang (talk) 18:56, 6 April 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: Feel sad to hear that, but I'll still wait for it. I'll let you know if something happens. Thanks Wang anyway. PS: It looks like the postcards sent to Vietnam are all stuck, because I've seen similar question to you from Namnguyenvn. Levietduong (talk) 20:55, 6 April 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Levietduong: Could you let me know if you have receivde the postcard, which is from Wikimedia Taiwan. Also Namnguyenvn did not provide address to me.--AddisWang (talk) 01:28, 26 May 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: Sorry Wang, I still did not have it yet. It's over 60 days, and I can understand if the postcard was lost in the transport. I will tell Namnguyenvn for you too, and he can provide his address for you to check.--Levietduong (talk) 16:51, 26 May 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Levietduong:I will put both of you on the list (if I receive address from Namnguyenvn) and you will get a small souvenir from pre-event of this year's Asian Month, could still be a postcard. Thanks for you to contribute the event and hope to see you this November as well.--AddisWang (talk) 18:53, 27 May 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang:Thanks Wang, I'm very grateful for hearing that, and I'm very happy to participate in the 2016 Wikipedia Asian Month.--Levietduong (talk) 10:31, 28 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review


I've recently launched an Inspire Campaign to encourage new ideas focusing on content review and curation in Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia volunteers collaboratively manage vast repositories of knowledge, and we’re looking for your ideas about how to manage that knowledge to make it more meaningful and accessible. We invite you to participate and submit ideas, so please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 28th.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is welcome - your skills and experience can help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign to improve review and curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and accessible! I JethroBT (WMF) 05:38, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Tool for counting 300 words


Hello Addis, for Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016 we will need a tool which checks if an article has at least 300 words, could you help us with that? Thank you in advance, --Lord Bumbury (talk) 20:19, 1 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Kenrick95:Could you help?--AddisWang (talk) 04:02, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Лорд Бъмбъри: Yeah sure, just complete the details of the following:
  • edit-a-thon name: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • project page title: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • page listing the participants: ...
  • page listing the organizers (for judge access): ...
  • any minimum page size (byte count, or word count)? word count at least 300 words
  • any date range of articles in which you wanted to count?
Thanks. Kenrick95 (talk) 14:58, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
  • edit-a-thon name: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • project page title: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • page listing the participants: 20 different pages in 20 different Wikipedia language versions
  • page listing the organizers (for judge access): Template:Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016 Participating Countries and Organisers
  • any minimum page size (byte count, or word count)? word count at least 300 words Word count of 300 words
  • any date range of articles in which you wanted to count? 21 March to 31 May 2016
Thank you very much, Kenrick95! --Lord Bumbury (talk) 17:46, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Лорд Бъмбъри:I think Kenrick wish to have the page link that shows all participants, thus he can put them into the tool. Many pages should fine I guess.--AddisWang (talk) 19:28, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
The list of participants will grow throughout the competition. We could create a page where local organisers add the names of the participants on their Wikipedias. Would that be fine? --Lord Bumbury (talk) 22:38, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Лорд Бъмбъри: I would require something like Wikipedia Asian Month/Participants. It's fine to have local pages, but the tool can only read from 1 page, hence organizers need to update this "global" participants page. Kenrick95 (talk) 02:16, 3 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Kenrick95: I will provide such a list then. Thank you very much! --Lord Bumbury (talk) 15:59, 3 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Kenrick95: There is such a list now - here. It will grow over time. Would you set up your tool in a way that we could use it? Thank you in advance! --Lord Bumbury (talk) 10:14, 22 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Лорд Бъмбъри: Sorry for the delay, the tool is live at [1]. It's now in the process of requesting OAuth consumer token. Take note that I also made Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016/List of Organizers in the format that is understandable by the tool. The user data will be stored in "Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016/Judging/[wiki]/[username]" (e.g. Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016/Judging/ Kenrick95 (talk) 12:09, 30 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thank you! I'll come back with questions. --Lord Bumbury (talk) 18:08, 30 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

WMF Blogpost on Asian Month


Hi Addis,

Sometime back we discussed possibility of writing a blog for Asian Month and even exchanged emails on the matter.

What happened later? Did you contact the proposed respondents or draft a blog separately? --Muzammil (talk) 14:12, 6 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants


Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 15:56, 31 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Asian Month


Hi Addis,

There is an inquiry about Asian Month Prize Distribution from one of the Urdu Wikipedia participants - Urdu Wikipedia Asian Ambassador. I will appreciate if you could update on this. --Muzammil (talk) 19:16, 1 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Hindustanilanguage:Both of his postcards are sent, same as yours. We will distribute the digital ribbon bar once all postcards are sent. (Around second week of March)--AddisWang (talk) 04:04, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: in User:AddisWang/WAM_progress you've mentioned that you are still collecting addresses for UrWiki. Please do let me know the names of the participants who've not sent their particulars so that I can also remind them.--Muzammil (talk) 14:00, 3 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Hindustanilanguage:I've correct it. All five address have been collected.--AddisWang (talk) 16:02, 3 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

I just enter the address for sending post cards Asian Month Wikipedia. But at the first address I entered there was a little mistake in the address. Then I enter my address a second time. I hope only the second address are used as the first address was wrong and will likely never come to me. PecintaKpop (talk) 09:45, 10 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

@PecintaKpop:Ok I will go by later one.--AddisWang (talk) 13:24, 10 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Asian Month digital ribbon bar

@Hindustanilanguage:Both of his postcards are sent, same as yours. We will distribute the digital ribbon bar once all postcards are sent. (Around second week of March)--AddisWang (talk) 04:04, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
Hi Addis, can you provide update on the distribution of the "digital ribbon bar" considering that all postcards were already sent last month? Thanks in advance. --Muzammil (talk) 17:34, 19 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Asian Month


Hi this is Joane, from the Spanish wikipedia. I couldn't e-mail you. So I use this way to tell you that I wouldn't mind a certificate with my user name as Asian Ambassador. --Joane (talk) 18:25, 19 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Berlin Conference


Hi, thank you for your message on my talk page. I live in Berlin and I would appreciate to meet you in the Wikimedia Deutschland office at Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday evening. If this won't work, please leave your button at Wikimedia Deutschland office. Kind regards, Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 07:14, 20 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Asian Month


Hi, Addis, this is Gray eyes from the Korean Wikipedia. It's nothing special, but I couldn't e-mail to you. I wouldn't mind a certificate with my username. thank you. -- Gray eyes (talk) 12:05, 20 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Asian Month


Hello Addis Wang. From the Spanish wikipedia, I couldn't e-mail you.

The name for my certificate is: Raúl Muñoz

If you need anything else, please write me.

Thank you.   Rauletemunoz 06:55, 21 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Request for Input - New Central Notice request process


Hello fellow CN admin!

Back in February I emailed the CN-admin list regarding part of my role to look into the Central Notice process and see where we could make improvements including: the campaign process; its functionality or lack thereof; and fundamentally the documentation that supports it. You can see many of the issues that I identified at CentralNotice/Process_Review. If there is anything additional that you feel has been left out then please feel free to leave any comments on the talk page.

My first task is to improve the requesting of campaigns by communities and affiliates. I am looking to set up a more formal request process, similar to those used in many projects. The aim is to: increase the transparency of Central Notice; improve the support provided to affiliates (including making such support more consistent); to provide a forum for community input into campaigns.

I have been working on a very rough strawman version of the process and I would be interested in hearing you comments about what such a process should involve and what you think it would require. Please feel free to leave such comments at the process talk page section. I would like to have a working page in place by the end of May. This would not need to be a final version. The process can be improved upon over time as we learn about how well it works.

I encourage you to:


Jseddon (WMF) (talk) Advancement Associate (Community Engagement) -- 02:44, 28 April 2016 (UTC)Reply


Through June, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas focusing on addressing harassment toward Wikimedia contributors. The 2015 Harassment Survey has shown evidence that harassment in various forms - name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others - is pervasive. Available methods and systems to deal with harassment are also considered to be ineffective. These behaviors are clearly harmful, and in addition, many individuals who experience or witness harassment participate less in Wikimedia projects or stop contributing entirely.

Proposals in any language are welcome during the campaign - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign so that we can work together to develop ideas around this important and difficult issue. With thanks,

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Non-receipt of Asian Month postcard



Most of the Urdu Wikipedians who participated in the Asian Month have received the postcard. However User:Mjadil hasn't received it till date. I request you to kindly look into this matter on urgent basis. --Muzammil (talk) 09:00, 11 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

User's confirmatory post

  • I have not yet received my post card for Asian Month. Neither by mail, nor on site. Pl. check into the matter and get back at earliest.

Waiting for earliest positive from your end.--Mjadil (talk) 05:59, 15 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

  • @Hindustanilanguage and Mjadil:I just double checked. It is likely that your postcard is lost due to the post service issue. Because there are some similar issues happens from one single postcard sending country, I can send you another one. Since none of our community is planning to send postcard, I can not give a time that it will be sent. But you should receive a new one if it successfully pass the postal service in two months.--AddisWang (talk) 16:36, 17 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

WAM - articles about the country of origin


Hi. I was the local organizer of WAM 2015 in Israel. I was asked how many articles were writen during WAM 2015 about the country of origin of the participates? For example, how many articles about Israel were writen during WAM by all the other wikipedias? Thank you. Ravit (talk) 13:14, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Ravit:Sorry we did not ask organizers to collect this data, as it could be a lot of work (around 50 countries and regions in Asia), and we want to keep it simple. But we are exploring if there is a way that we can have automatic bot or tool that can figure out this data in upcoming WAM this year. --AddisWang (talk) 13:25, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Reply
Of course, I meant a bot or a tool; its too hard to collect this data manually. Good luck with it this year, and thank you for everything you're doing in WAM. Ravit (talk) 17:28, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Ravit:Thank you for organizing WAM on Hebrew Wikipedia!--AddisWang (talk) 20:29, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

WikiConference India 2016 program


Congratulations again on your proposal being selected!

We hope you have registered for the conference. If not please follow the instructions at: If you are a scholarship recipient - use the Wikimedia Registration option. In case you are not attending or unable to attend, please let us know at the earliest so that the schedules can be readjusted accordingly.

The program schedule is available here:

Please make sure you read the presenter guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you in Chandigarh!

For program committee Shyamal en:User:Shyamal

Asian Month tool


Hi, I wonder if there is a Skype/whatever chat where we can discuss the WAM tool? I have a couple of questions/concerns, e. g. the tool I'm currently working on doesn't allow IP users to participate (since it's Labs-based), should I do anything with it or not? Le Loy 11:19, 7 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Grant advice


Hi Addis -- Hope you are well. I am looking forward to the upcoming event at the Guggenheim. Will you be able to attend? I hope so! Hope to see you then....

I am also writing because I wondered if I might be able to get your thoughts on what is a VERY preliminary Project Grant I am working on. When we talked I found your perspective and thoughts on approaches to funding and grants very helpful! All the best -- Erika aka BrillLyle (talk) 00:02, 29 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

@BrillLyle:, Thanks for you help and organizing WAM event in NYC. I may not able to attend that simply because I need to support other local community that lack of capability of organizing similar event in their cities. I took a glance of your proposal and seems to be a good idea, though I'm not in that field that much. I will take a more close look and let you know if I can offer any idea.--AddisWang (talk) 00:39, 29 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Whose Knowledge? user group update


Hi Addis! Thanks for joining the Whose Knowledge user group - we’re so glad to have you involved!

Here are some updates about recent activities:

  • User group approved: Our user group was officially approved in October - hooray! Big thanks to Raystorm and FloNight for the idea to create a user group for the Whose Knowledge? campaign :)
  • Mapping feminist knowledge at AWID's 2016 Forum: Interested in learning more about what we’ve been doing lately? Read our blog post on what we learned from mapping feminist knowledge at Association for Women's Rights in Developments 2016 Forum.
  • New grant proposal:
    • We’ve proposed a WMF project grant. It would be great to have your feedback and/or endorsement by November 1 if this project interests you!
    • It would also be great to have your help notifying communities already working on systemic bias about this proposal. Here is a draft message to use if you'd like - please translate, change as you see fit for your own context, and share in any communities you’re active in on and off-wiki!

Loved seeing you at WikiConference :) Looking forward to doing more together very soon! Siko (talk) 02:04, 18 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Siko. Here is a 20 minutes presentation I made in Italy about Asian Month that you can take a look. Let me know if you have any thoughts on the campaign.--AddisWang (talk) 18:46, 19 October 2016 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for this link, Addis! Looking forward to talking more soon, and I will definitely any thoughts/questions as they come up - excited for Asia Month! Siko (talk) 21:30, 21 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

About Asian Month postcard, 2015


Hi AddisWang,

few days ago, i received your signed certificate of WAM via NahidSultan. but i don't yet received any postcard from any country. what's the matter? have a nice day. - Suvray (talk) 16:02, 20 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Suvray: Since we already destroy all the personal information, there is no way I can track if your postcard was sent or not,though it suppose to be sent half year ago (2 postcards from different countries since you are the ambassador; That makes its likely the problem of the postal service). I can not make a different standard and send you another postcard just because you asked, which will make people feel unfair, hope you understand that. --AddisWang (talk) 16:17, 20 October 2016 (UTC)Reply
Suvray, I just found out your postcards are sent from Philipines and Indonesia. I will put your name on this page so we will make up one postcard for you at the end of the WAM this year.--AddisWang (talk) 16:12, 24 October 2016 (UTC)Reply
AddisWang, thanks for your comment(s). i'm still waiting for all of those countries POSTCARD which is related in WAM 2015. Sorry to say that i'm not from India but Bangladesh. thanks again for the success of future tour 'WAM 2016'. have a nice day. - Suvray (talk) 02:03, 25 October 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Suvray: I mean your postcards should came from India and Philippines. There are very low rate of losing from Philippines while relatively high rate from India. So we will make up the postcards sent from India.--AddisWang (talk) 15:10, 26 October 2016 (UTC)Reply



Hello, AddisWang! We have a lot of short articles about Asian countries (stabs). For exsempl w:ba:Вьетнам. We would want to expand these articles.--ZUFAr (talk) 04:02, 26 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

@ZUFAr: You can, as long as it's meet the 3k bytes and 300 words increasing. But these may not supported by new judging tool, so in that case you have to manually checking the article and collect the statistic. I'm including User:Ле Лой here, so you guys can chat in Russian regarding the judging tool.--AddisWang (talk) 15:08, 26 October 2016 (UTC)Reply
I can allow adding expanded articles, it's easy as a pie, but as far as I understand we'll only send postcards to article creators?.. If it's true, I need to indicate that somehow. Le Loy 23:46, 26 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Please check. Thank you --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 16:13, 27 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Sebastian Wallroth:: should work now.--AddisWang (talk) 16:32, 27 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Month 2016


Hello, Dear AddisWang! Thanks for the invitation regarding Wikipedia Asian Month 2016 on my talk page.It will be my previledge to enrich the content about Asian countries on Wikipedia. What exact role do you expect from me in this cotext. Regards --Harvinder Chandigarh (talk) 10:24, 28 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Harvinder Chandigarh:: So there is not much thing need to do on Punjabi Wikipedia. But at the end of the event, organizers need to judge articles thru judging tools. I also noticed you edit West Punjabi Wikipedia. I think we need more hands over there if you would like to help. You can check here to see how to set up the event on West Punjabi Wikipedia. Best, --AddisWang (talk) 18:28, 28 October 2016 (UTC)Reply
  • Dear AddisWang Thanks for the clarification.Although I have the busy schedule in coming month yet I shall try to felicitate the event but for Gurmukhi Punjabi Wikipedia, in association with Satdeep Gill.For West Punjabi Wikipedia User Abbas Dhothar may be the right person to my mind.

--Harvinder Chandigarh (talk) 12:26, 30 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

  • Hello Addis,

Thanks a lot for your invitation to me for Asian Month 2016 and apologies for late reply. Having been engaged in off-wiki activities related to wikipedia is taking up all my time. Hence I can not take up this responsibilities. I am announcing this on my language wiki so that somebody else who might be interested can take up this task.--Aniket (talk) 14:28, 28 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Aniket: Actually there is not much thing you need to do. You only need to translate the event page and Central Notice follow here. And maybe a few updates during the November and judging the articles in the end. It may take as less as one hour total for entire month to organize the Event. But you are welcome to invite other Wikipedians join the Wikipedia Asian Month. Best,--AddisWang (talk) 18:35, 28 October 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: An announcement for this has been ceated on Gujarati Wikipedia to join this event. Thanks & Regards--Aniket (talk) 06:01, 29 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Asian Month on French Wkipedia


Hello AddisWang. I just wanted to warn you that I won't have the time this year to organize the event on the French Wikipedia this year. I have a personal project which occupies me a lot at this time. I let a message on the French forum but for the moment nobody seems to be interested to organize it... Best regards --Eponimm (talk) 13:59, 29 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Eponimm:, No problem! Best Wishes to your project.--AddisWang (talk) 03:31, 30 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hello AddisWang. As I participed in 2015 WAM on the French Wikipedia, and as nobody can (until today) organize it over there the 2016 edition, I'd like to organize this one ; indeed, I feel it would be too bad not to have any edition on this year, and the 2015 edition really interested me. Anyway, I remembered the 2015 edition began around November 3rd  
Is there any notices to open it ? Any difference between 2015 and 2016 WAM ?
Moreover, is it possible to both organize and participate ? I gathered some ideas of new articles during the year for this edition, waiting until this November.
Best regards. - Daxipedia - 達克斯百科 (d) 21:26, 31 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your answer.
The event page is now opened (the 2015 pages are archived), and I translated in French the Central Notice; well, the community is warned about the opening of the 2016 event.
Regards, - Daxipedia - 達克斯百科 (d) 17:05, 1 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
I just translated the new rules on the « Participants » page as expected. I guess that the judging tool is not yet compatible with, and will be in the future, if I well understood ? Regards. - Daxipedia - 達克斯百科 (d) 21:45, 1 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
No problem, I just had the confirmation from Ле Лой that the tool is active  . - Daxipedia - 達克斯百科 (d) 22:33, 1 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Daxipedia:Great! Thanks!--AddisWang (talk) 04:25, 2 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

WAM in ttwiki


Hi! We might use some help in getting Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/WAM_2016 activated for ttwiki. Landing page is created, necessary banner text is translated, local organizers identified.

Thank you in advance.--Frhdkazan (talk) 19:58, 29 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Frhdkazan: Thanks for organizing the Wikipedia Asian Month on ttwiki. The CN should be activated right now. Feel free to post any thoughts or questions here.--AddisWang (talk) 03:32, 30 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Sandbox moves


Does moving a draft article into the main space count towards your contribution? Dan arndt (talk) 12:07, 1 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Dan arndt: Responsed at User talk:Ле Лой--AddisWang (talk) 14:22, 1 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Month on pt-wiki


Hello, I'm interested in contributing to the Wikipedia Asian Month on my local wiki (portuguese), but there doesn't seem to be anyone currently organizing it there. I was wondering if I'd qualify for the local organizer position, and in case I do, what I should do to run the event. Thank you very much! --ArgonSim (talk) 14:49, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thank you so much for your support! Given that there are some countries in Asia where Portuguese is an official language (Macau and East Timor, for instance), should I explicitly list them as invalid contributions?
PS: This is the same question I had left previously on my discussion page on pt-wiki, so there is no need to answer both of them. --ArgonSim (talk) 15:28, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: I added a new organizer to WAM-pt. His name is Conde Dantes. Could you grant him jury rights on the tool, please? Am I the one who must update the number of active organizers here?
As mentioned before, when someone clicks the WAM Central Notice logo on the banner while accessing pt-wiki, it gets redirected to the corresponding page on en-wiki, which can be very misleading to inexperienced users. Is there a way to change the logo link to pt:WP:WAM, please? --ArgonSim (talk) 17:08, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@ArgonSim: Done. No that's the record for me. So you don't have to update it. I will take a look and see if I can fix it. --AddisWang (talk) 23:03, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@ArgonSim: Do you want the tool to be set as only articles fulfill both 3000 bytes and 300 words can be submitted? Currently it's either one.--AddisWang (talk) 23:09, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: Thank you! Please, if you could set it in a way that only articles that fulfill both criteria can be submitted, that'd be much appreciated. Are you also the one who sets an interface translation for the tool? I've already translated the tool to portuguese (here). --ArgonSim (talk) 23:20, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@ArgonSim: Done.--AddisWang (talk) 14:17, 5 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: Thanks! Have you had any luck fixing the central notice logo redirect? Clicking the drawing on the left is still redirecting to --ArgonSim (talk) 21:44, 5 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@ArgonSim: I think the provlem is now fixed. Thanks!--AddisWang (talk) 15:05, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: It really is. Thanks! --ArgonSim (talk) 15:15, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: The talk template has been localised to pt:Predefinição:WAM talk 2016 ArgonSim (talk) 00:44, 8 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
By the way, we were wondering whether this template is gonna be added automatically by the tool and if it will only be in articles that were approved or if it's gonna be included in all submissions. There is also a new pt-organizer, his name is Guilherme Moura. Could you grant him jury tools, please? --ArgonSim (talk) 12:17, 8 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@ArgonSim: Will do. Template will be added automatically as submitted. --AddisWang (talk) 14:37, 8 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@AddisWang: There is a new organizer on pt-wiki, his name is Contreiras45. Could you grant him access to the jury tool, please? --ArgonSim (talk) 17:49, 12 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@ArgonSim: Will do--AddisWang (talk) 00:14, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

CentralNotice request


Hi Addis! Can you give a view on this CN proposal? Thanks in advance, --ProtoplasmaKid (WM-MX) (talk) 18:54, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Discussion continued at on this CN proposal--AddisWang (talk) 19:38, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Any chance you could take a look at this one too? Thanks! Kaldari (talk) 21:07, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Asian Month on Serbo-Croatian Wikpedia


Hi, I noticed that your competition is not available on all projects (e.g. Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia). Does it mean that if we want to participate we need to be active on some other project (e.g. English Wikipedia) or you still can open this great idea for editors on other projects? I just translated article on National Library of China to Serbo-Croatian and I think that there is a lot of space for translation of other interesting content and making it available for individuals in the region who do not speak English or Asian languages.--MirkoS18 (talk) 18:57, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@MirkoS18: Thanks for your interest in Wikipedia Asian Month. We would like to have Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia join our project but we are lacking of local organizers to do so. If you are interested in help organizing Wikiepdia Asian Month and translate the event page to Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia, that would be great! Please let me know if you have any question, concern or thought.--AddisWang (talk) 20:06, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
I just started a non-formal conversation/initiative with editor(s) on our project. I think we have some people who are much more experienced and fit much better to lead the Wikipedia Asia Month on our project (who already done some great job in creating and translating relevant contents). Of course I am ready to help them with translation and to be active participant once we start. If you have time can you just tell me what are minimum (and optimal) requirements (tasks) that we will have to fulfill in order to participate successfully? I guess there is more to be done then just to translate project page into Serbo-Croatian.--MirkoS18 (talk) 20:25, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@MirkoS18: Here are several things you need to do in order to set it up. We will send you an additional postcard to thanks organizers.
  1. Step 1, make sure your event page is fully set up and translated. Link to the Sample page (You need to localize This template)
  2. Step 2, translate the banner at here, make sure tranlsate the link to the event page of your home wiki.
  3. Step 3, when you finish the two steps, update this page. When both "Main Page" and "CN"(tranlsation) marked as done, I will enbale the CN in your language all the way to the end of November.
  4. After this, please also intrgrated this message on the event page so participate can know how does the event works. We will set up the judging tool once you've finished this.
  1. Please submit your articles via this tool. Click 'log in' at the top-right and OAuth will take care the rest. You can also change the interface language at the top-right.
  2. Once you submit an article, the tool will add a template to the article and mark it as needing review by an organizer. You can check your progress using the tool, which includes how many accepted articles you have.
  3. Participants who achieve 4 accepted articles will receive a Wikipedia Asian Month postcard. You will receive another special postcard if you achieve 15 accepted articles. The Wikipedian with the highest number of accepted articles on the Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia will be honored as a "Wikipedia Asian Ambassador", and will receive a signed certificate and additional postcard.
  4. If you have any problems accessing or using the tool, you can submit your articles at this page next to your username.
  5. If you have any question, you can take a look at our Q&A or post on the WAM talk page. --AddisWang (talk) 23:05, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
I just notived that we already have this page.--MirkoS18 (talk) 01:01, 5 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@MirkoS18: yeah last year this user machine translated our event page to all Wikipedia project.--AddisWang (talk) 14:16, 5 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@MirkoS18: You still need to get the page updated and tranlsated for this year's edition.--AddisWang (talk) 05:00, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Organizador na Wikipédia em Espanhol/ Organizer on Wikipedia in Spanish


Olá, vos informo que estou interessado em ser organizador na Wikipédia em Espanhol durante o evento do mês asiático na Wikipédia, também na Wikipédia em português.


Hi, I want to warn you I have interest be one organizer on the Wikipedia in Spanish under the Wikipedia Asian Month, and on Wikipédia in Spanish. (Carlos Emanuel) (talk) 20:56, 5 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hi, @(Carlos Emanuel): I added you as a brazilian organizer (since I don't know your nationality) here and here. @AddisWang:, could you grant him access to the jury tool as well, please? Thanks!
By the way, you're gonna have to get in touch with one of the organizers on the Spanish Wikipedia in order to also participate there (Sky Harbor and Allan Aguillar) --ArgonSim (talk) 21:53, 5 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Access granted in PT, (Carlos Emanuel), I need conformation from either Sky Harbor or Allan Aguillar to add you in ES. Le Loy 23:30, 5 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
I've contacted Allan Aguillar here. (Carlos Emanuel) (talk) 00:10, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
I think Allan Aguillar ok with it. @Ле Лой: --AddisWang (talk) 04:50, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Done. Le Loy 04:57, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
And please give to Conde Dantes the jury tool access in, he requested to me in [2]. 2804:14C:147:810A:804B:936C:2838:8284 16:26, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
In order to become a judge, you need contact the main organizer User:Allan Aguilar and get confirm. Organziers should have suffient experience on that language Wikipedia and language proficiencey. User:Conde Dantes seems does not have many edits on eswp, thus its better to get other organziers' comfirmation.--AddisWang (talk) 17:40, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply



Hi, I am the organizer of WAM in ta wiki. Some one asked me to reduced the rules of WAM in ta wiki. So I've palnned reduce the rule like

- The articles over 230 words and more than 12,000 bytes is acceptable.

Do you agree with is rule? and I want your Reply.--Shriheeran (talk) 05:24, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Please reach a consensus with User:Dineshkumar_Ponnusamy before making any changes.--AddisWang (talk) 20:51, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Shriheeran Last year also we had the same discussion and concluded 300 words will be final. You can check the page here. I believe that there is no necessity to change the rule. Last year, We got around 236 qualified articles with 23 contestants. Hopefully this year we will get more participants and articles than that. --Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 20:56, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

WAM Organizer on Nepali Wikipedia


Hi AddisWang, I have interest to be organizer of Wikipedia Asian Month on Nepali Wikipedia. So could you please manage the access of jury tool to me ? —JuniorX2 ChatHello! 07:03, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@JuniorX2: Please get Nirjal stha confirm with it. --AddisWang (talk) 20:50, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

About the Talk Template in Malayalam Wikipedia


Dear Addiswang in Malayalam wikipedia we have already an established template management, article count, category execution system for edit-a-thon in Malayalam wikipedia with automatic quarry. We already created another template to manage AsianMonth2016. Should we need to create another template ? Also is there any automatic mechanism to pick the articles from that category insted of adding the articles into the judging tool manually. Another thing if we exclude India a lot is missing for Us. Because here in India we have nearly 22 official languages and much more unofficial. We are planned to exclude Kerala where Malayalam is speaking. Is that sufficient ? Plz replay quick. we are going to an offline event. --Ranjithsiji (talk) 15:43, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

  • another concern - can any other user can add an article into the judging tool. Is it necessary that the user who cerated the article must add the article into the judging tool. If any other way then please comment --Ranjithsiji (talk) 06:11, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Ле Лой: Can you take a look of this. So I'm not sure about the judging tool. But if you feel better with your own quarry, I guess you can keep using it, but you need come back with all the statistics to us for the global result, which is automatically handled by the judging too. You can also submit articles by judging tool as a way to make statistics. According to the rules, not just Malayalam but all Indian language will exclude India. Becuase the idea is we want to help get coverage on the content people less attention. I hope you can thinking about that and considering still exclude India topics on Malayalam topic. Asian Month should not split India in any cases.--AddisWang (talk) 14:33, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Dear Addiswang, thanks for your quick clarification. I just linked our template to the wikidata so the statistics part will go throught the judging tool. We are not going on our own way. The template looks a little different than the one suggested. The problem we are facing is people (who are writing the article) are not technically that much sound. So the are not submitting the articles to the judging tool. Is there any way to add articles into the judging tool for a co-ordinator like me? Also thanks for the clarification of rules that excluding India for Malayalam. If you can suggest a way to add articles to the tool then I am Happy. Regards--Ranjithsiji (talk) 03:31, 8 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Ranjithsiji:If people don't want to/ can not submit articles to the judging tool, just let them post on participate page, and we will add these articles to the judging tool at the end of the WAM all together. Otherwise I guess you will just ask people try to submit their contributions to the judging tool, and we will place the template as you wanted. Thanks!--AddisWang (talk) 14:35, 8 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Aragonese wikipedie


Hi AddisWang. Sorry, I have no time to write or translate about Asia, maybe another year.--EBRO (talk) 17:12, 8 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@EBRO: No problem. Thanks for consideration!--AddisWang (talk) 17:14, 8 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Update WAM SvWp


Hello! I need help judging SvWp, as almost half of the articles are made by me, and a judge can't make judgement on his own articles. Deryni (talk) 07:50, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Second thought: Best thing should be to look for another judge at SvWp. I think I can find one. OK!? Deryni (talk) 09:24, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Deryni: Yeah it would be a better way if you can find another organizer, who has sufficient experience on SvWp. If by the end of the event there is no one judge your articles, I will step in and help.--AddisWang (talk) 15:34, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Fine, that's an easy one. I then suggest Bairuilong as a second judge for SvWp. Deryni (talk) 16:18, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Deryni: Yeah ask this user to see if has interest in organizing.--AddisWang (talk) 19:07, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
He has already answered with a big YES! Deryni (talk) 19:20, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Deryni: Ok I will add him on judging tool later today.--AddisWang (talk) 19:24, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: Don't forget to add Bairuilong on the judging tool. Deryni (talk) 05:36, 16 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Deryni: Ha forget that one. Will do now!--AddisWang (talk) 05:37, 16 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Asian month top contributors


H. Is there some way to find the leaderboard of all the Wikipedia's Asian Month?. Thanks,

--Macesito (talk) 17:09, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Macesito: It is currently not avaible. I will try to send the update to top 20 contributors each week, and each day in last a few days.--AddisWang (talk) 20:18, 13 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Marathi Wikipedia Asian Month


Dear sir it's fun to be a part of Wikipedia asian month this November and I find that the Marathi language jury member is not active I have said him to reply me on his talk page as well I have sent him email then too no reply. My humble request is to join me in the jury to review articles on Marathi Wikipedia asian month and add me too in upcoming global events for the Marathi language --Tiven2240 (talk) 13:49, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Tiven2240: That would be great. Does Marathi Wikipedia currently has a event page or not. If not, please Set-up an event page on local Wikipedia. (You can use this well-designed sample page, localized this template is required)--AddisWang (talk) 15:07, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: It has a event page which can be found Here The tool to to submit articles can be found here Here.Add me to the jury of the same
@Tiven2240: Can you localized the sample page on MrWp? So more people can participate.--AddisWang (talk) 16:40, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Yeah sure I can give me the link for the same so I can start my work on it.. (for my reference MrWp WAM page is already in English language do u wanna make me translate it to the local one) (Tiven2240 (talk) 16:55, 14 November 2016 (UTC))Reply
@Tiven2240:I've update the MrWp event page, can you translate the page so we can have a local event page on MrWp. Each Wikipedia runs WAM individually.--AddisWang (talk) 18:11, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
I have now translated the whole project page and participants page into Marathi now | Am i now an organizer of the WAM Marathi? as I haven't received any info on my talkpage . Can I be added into jury of marathi Wikipedia WAM ? Waiting for positive feedback. (Tiven2240 (talk) 06:53, 15 November 2016 (UTC))Reply
@Tiven2240: yes, thanks for doing that. I've already asked the developer to add your name, will take a few hours though. Also I add you to the organizer list so you will able to receive the updates sent from me. BTW, can you translate this message so we can get more people participate--AddisWang (talk) 14:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC).Reply

I have translated the page u said me to translate above and Please add me to the Marathi language edition and not on the Portuguese language as I seen u added me in the wrong language as I have no idea of Portuguese language so kindly so the needful and in that translation page there is a link u have given to translate according to me that link should not be translated orelse it may not work properly (please take note of it) --Tiven2240 (talk) 15:22, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Tiven2240: It's copy&paste mistake. Now fixed. Judging tool will appear your name later today as our developer is likely sleeping right now.--AddisWang (talk) 15:28, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: OK thanks for it.. Do contact me for more help regarding the same --Tiven2240 (talk) 15:32, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

What is the rewards that organizers get for the WIKIPEDIA ASIAN MONTH do send me the same as I haven't received any messages before on WAM before --Tiven2240 (talk) 17:02, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Tiven2240:An additional postcard--AddisWang (talk) 18:38, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: I have a person on MrWp who has 4 accepted articles what is the procedure next about him --Tiven2240 (talk) 17:11, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Tiven2240: I will get data from the judging tool and send all people with 4 accepted articles a link to submit their mailling address.--AddisWang (talk) 22:11, 25 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

It's fun and enthusiasm of WAM but who will judge the article that I (organizer) has created i have submitted 2 articles and would like to do many in future .. do reply me for the same --Tiven2240 (talk) 04:15, 27 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Article submission


Hi AddisWang, I am a WAM organizer from Sinhala wikipedia. In our Wikipedia few of participants have submitted their articles through this page without using the given tool I want to know is it compulsory to submit our article only through this tool and the articles those have been submitted through manual way are acceptable or not? These articles are not included in this statistical page also. Thank you--L Manju (talk) 04:30, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@L Manju: The best way for us is asking everyone using the tool, unless they can't for some reason. So both of us does not need to deal with statistics and other works. We can manual do it but it's still best for contributor to do it.--AddisWang (talk) 04:33, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Yes that is true. I have already encouraged them to use the given tool. Thanks dear--L Manju (talk) 04:36, 15 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Question about how to judge WAM-articles on Danish Wikipedia


Hello AddisWang. There have been submittet several articles to WAM from Danish Wikipedia. I am organizer there, but I don't know how I can accept the articles which meet the criteria? Best regards --EileenSanda (talk) 10:53, 16 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@EileenSanda: If you go to this page and click log in at the top-right; You should see a button called "Judge" next to the "Submit". Then you can start to judging article by marking them yes or no. Let me know if you still have problems. Best, --AddisWang (talk) 00:52, 17 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Hello again. Sorry, I just found out by myself just now, I found the "Judge" tool when I added another article, and I found out how to manage it, but thanks for you answer :) No problem now, thanks. --EileenSanda (talk) 00:58, 17 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@EileenSanda: Nice!--AddisWang (talk) 00:59, 17 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: Could you make Palnatoke a judge on the Danish Wikipedia, so he can help me to judge the articles there? I have asked him, and he has accepted. I have added three articles (until now) to the project, and I can't judge articles, which I have written. --EileenSanda (talk) 12:37, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@EileenSanda: No problem! Will do in next a few hours.--AddisWang (talk) 14:15, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: - Very good! Thanks :) --EileenSanda (talk) 14:18, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

WAM 2016 banner image in French


Hello, on the French WP Village Pump an IP noticed that in the French translation of the campaign or banner WAM 2016 you created, the image is in English c:File:WAM 2016 Banner.png though a French translation exists c:File:WAM 2016 Banner-fr.png. May I also add that the French text "En ce novembre, c'est" is a bit awkward, I would rather say "Ce mois de novembre est". Thank you in advance! Oliv0 (talk) 07:13, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Daxipedia: What do you think about the wording?
@Oliv0: I will take a look to see if its something we can do.--AddisWang (talk) 14:10, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Hello/Salut @Oliv0:
I didn't find the good catchphrase when I translated it from English here, wasn't (and still not) inspired. By the way, I just changed for your version. - Daxipedia - 達克斯百科 (d) 19:33, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Total number os articles


Greetings AddisWang, I would like to know if there will be released any kind of list with the top contributions from participating Wikipedias...

Kind Regards, Tuga1143 (talk) 13:24, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Tuga1143: Here is the template that I'm trying to get some updates once a while.
If you need any data or help about portuguese wikipedia, just say it my friend. Tuga1143 (talk) 20:47, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

How to submit article for WAM


Hi, please help me with my queries.

  1. If I create wiki page using an Asian language will it be counted as valid contribution or the language needs to be English only?
  2. Translation of English page to an English language- will this be counted as a valid article contribution? (Making sure it's not mechanically copied)
  3. Who will be reviewing and deciding whether the articles are valid? So that if there's a conflict in understanding we can sort that out. Tirtha04 (talk) 23:45, 21 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Tirtha04: Hi there, may I know which language you're interested participating in?
  1. Yeah, there are a lot of Wikipedia Asian Months in local languages (see here for the full list of WAMs). Here you could sign up at the local page there. For each of the local WAM, there should be a link to submit article. But if you could not find if, you could go to this tool and find the local WAM and submit it there (after "login" (located at top-right corner of page)).
  2. As long as it is accepted by the Wikipedia community as a valid article and it also passes the criteria set by the local judges, it will be accepted.
  3. There will be human judges from the local WAM events that will be judging your articles.
Let me know if there is any more question. Kenrick95 (talk) 15:40, 22 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Qualified Users on ja.wp


Users ja:User:ネイ, ja:User:コケ, ja:User:Akiyama(tentative), ja:User:ねをなふみそね, ja:User:の2の2, ja:User:Mizuhara gumi and ja:User:J Country Woman have already contributed equal or more than 4 articles. You can ask them addresses for postcards. Yay! --Takot (talk) 15:55, 23 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Takot: That means they have more than 4 articles "accepted" right? not just conributed.--AddisWang (talk) 19:41, 23 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@AddisWang: Exactly. Their contributions have been already accepted. --Takot (talk) 02:20, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

WAM organiser on the Faroese Wikipedia


Hello AddisWang. I am currently the only organiser on the Faroese Wikipedia and also the only contributer until now. Could we get another organiser as well, so that he can judge my articles? I have asked the user Palnatoke from the Danish Wikipedia, if he can judge the articles on the Faroese Wikipedia, created by me, and he has accepted. Thanks in advance. Best regards --EileenSanda (talk) 14:23, 25 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@EileenSanda:Ok Will do!--AddisWang (talk) 22:09, 25 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much :) --EileenSanda (talk) 02:10, 26 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

The lamentable situation of the event in Wikipedia in Spanish.


Oi AddisWang, estou aqui para discutir contigo a maneira com que devo agir como organizador na Wikipédia em espanhol. Alguns dias atrás, eu me dirigi à ferramenta de submissão, e recusei alguns artigos, baseado nisto: — Resumo: “Novo artigo, sobre a Ásia, de boa qualidade, 3,000 bytes e 300 palavras no mínimo, criado durante novembro de 2016 que não seja uma lista.” ; todos os artigos desaprovados estavam com menos de 300 palavras, depois, eles abriram uma discussão, e desfiz a maioria das minhas ações.

Acontece que lá, nós temos três organizadores e centenas de artigos para revisar, e eles não presam muito pela qualidade de seus artigos.

Aqui estão as perguntas: Eu posso rejeitar artigos com menos de 300 palavras? E quando o artigo tem referências no final mas não tem notas? E quando o artigo tem parágrafos sem citação? (Porque dá mais trabalho, quando isto acontece eu preciso buscar o conteúdo em todas as fontes para checar se é real, enquanto os com citação é mais fácil de buscar na fonte) A comunidade da wiki pode decidir suas próprias regras? Cumprimentos.


Hi AddisWang, I'm here to discuss with you the manner I should act as an organizer in the Wikipedia in Spanish. Some days ago, I went to the submission tool, and I refused some articles, based on this: — In a nutshell: “New Article, about Asia, good quality, 3,000 bytes and 300 words minimum, created during November, 2016 and not a list.” ; all the disapproved articles were with under 300 words, after, they opened a discussion, and I undo the most of my actions.

It happen that there, we have three organizers and hundreds of articles to review, they did not hold much for the quality of their articles.

Here are the asks: I can reject articles with under 300 words? And when the article have references in the end and have not notes? And when the article have paragraphs without citation? (because give more work, whenever that's happen I need search the content in all the sources to check if it is real, while with the citation is more easy search in the source) The community of the wiki can decide their own rules? Greetings.

(Carlos Emanuel) (talk) 18:14, 26 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Organizer removal


Hello, I come to inform you that the user (Carlos Emanuel) was locked, after a check point him as a puppet of Matheus de Sousa Lopes (User blocked globally). The account (Carlos Emanuel) is the organizer of the Asian month in some Wiki, I believe it is in Portuguese and Spanish. If possible, please remove this user as an organizer. Conde Dantes (talk) 03:39, 27 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@AddisWang: I also support Conde Dantes' position on removing (Carlos Emanuel) from the list of both es and pt-wiki organizers. Since his account has been blocked, there is no way he could access Fountain and judge the articles submitted, so there is no point in keeping him as part of the jury. --ArgonSim (talk) 09:55, 29 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Sorry but I still can use the jury tool in ;). (Carlos Emanuel) (talk) 12:53, 29 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Not now. #SAD (Carlos Emanuel) (talk) 12:57, 29 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Has WAM over?


Has WAM 2016 got over as I can't access the tool it's showing DNS error -Tiven2240 (talk) 09:19, 30 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Tiven2240: No it's justa DNS error. It ends at UTC time 12:59PM. You can submit contribution at here: Wikipedia Asian Month/late submit--AddisWang (talk) 14:07, 30 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Reg page of WAM status


I've received your message about updating the WAM status page . There is something like cn translate and CN activation please send me the link for the same for MARATHI wikipedia WAM so I may do the needful --Tiven2240 (talk) 08:14, 1 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Tiven2240: Since the WAM of this year has ended, there is no need to set up CN.--AddisWang (talk) 02:09, 2 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Alternative article submission page


Is it really necessary to submit the articles here? There is already a dedicated discussion page on pt-wiki in case the tool stops working (here). Will new articles be accepted until 23:59, 2 December 2016 (UTC)? --ArgonSim (talk) 14:31, 30 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@ArgonSim: No. That's just the easier that the developer only need to monitor one page rather than a lot. We will manually add articles from the Participants page.--AddisWang (talk) 15:59, 30 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
And what about the deadline? Will it be postponed to 23:59 2 December 2016 (UTC) or will only articles submitted before 23:59 1 December 2016 (UTC) be accepted? I really need to know that because there is someone on pt-wiki asking the time limit for submissions. --ArgonSim (talk) 16:04, 30 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
@ArgonSim: The article has to be created and finished before November 30th 23:59 (UTC); But in case people forget to submit, or other reason, they can submit these articles before December 2nd, 23:59 (UTC)--AddisWang (talk) 16:06, 30 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for the clarification! I'll be manually updating this list with pt-wiki articles, then. --ArgonSim (talk) 16:14, 30 November 2016 (UTC)Reply



I saw that many have asked about this already, but mine hasn't been addressed to this year yet. When will the postcards be handed out? I submitted 4 articles on the English version, and was just wondering since I did. Thanks. Horsegeek (talk) 23:58, 1 December 2016 (UTC)HorsegeekReply

@Horsegeek: Yes. Once you articles are accepted, you are qualified to receive a postcad. We will do a address collection soon and plan to send all postcards before end of next January. --AddisWang (talk) 02:08, 2 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Name present on Postcard


Hello! What "Name present on Postcard" means in Google form? --Artificial123 (talk) 08:09, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Artificial123: Some people may need to provide a name other than user name to ensure he can receive the postcard. (E.g. The address shared by many people) AddisWang (talk) 08:16, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

And we will not associated your user name with your address when send it to local community to send postcard. So you need to provide a name even it's same to your user nameAddisWang (talk) 08:19, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Pending articles on late submit and error 500


Hey, I just wanted to inform you that one of the users who submitted an article through the late submit page (Lukano1602) is now eligible for a post-card, since that's his fourth article. Could you also collect his address, please?

By the way, one of the organizers is having trouble with changing his vote on two particular articles, as I described previously on Ле Лой's page. Could you have a look on that, please? Maybe manually re-adding these two articles instead would be a faster way to fix the problem? --ArgonSim (talk) 09:15, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

@ArgonSim: There will be several rounds of address collection, so we can make the process faster. Le Loy is pretty busy right now since there are so many un-added articles, and some similar error message. Sorry if the response is delayed.--AddisWang (talk) 16:53, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Regarding postcards


Hello sir , it's being fun time to organize the MrWp Asian month 2016,for me it was incomplete without you. Thanks for being always at help. Regarding postcards I am qualified for receiving 2 postcards i.e 1 extra for organizing so while accessing to the form I noticed it has to be signed up by Google and when clicking the second time it's showing u already have submitted the form. So should I sign up the second Google form with my alternate Gmail account or is there other way I can fill the form for receiving second postcard do assist me for the same --Tiven2240 (talk) 09:26, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Tiven2240: Thank you! Just let you know you don't have to. I will mark all the organisers and ambassadors to ensure they receive additional postcards.--AddisWang (talk) 16:51, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Spelling error in form


Dear sir there is a spelling error of Bangladesh in the form you have uploaded please take note and correct asap --Tiven2240 (talk) 09:38, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Done--AddisWang (talk) 16:51, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply



I just wanted to inform you that I've filled the form. Thank you for your assistance and I am looking forward to the next edition :) --Edgar Allan Poe (talk) 10:40, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Swedish Wikipedia says Thank You!

A chinese thank you!

Now it seems like all the judgements for the Swedish Wikipedia have been done. Just one more thing - a big chinese Thank You from the hearts of our Swedish writers. You have done a great job with this edition of The Wikipedian Asian Month. Hope you have lots of energy left for next years edition! Deryni (talk) 11:22, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Deryni: Thanks for your consistent support!--AddisWang (talk) 16:47, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Problem with Late Submit Articles In Judging tool of Malayalam


Hai, Some of the articles from the last day is not added on the judging tool. This is the obstacle for finishing the judging. I already requested le loy on his talk page. But nothing happening. please consider two persons - ml:User:Shagil Kannur and ml:User:Ramjchandran for postcard programme. They both got 4 articles accepted. --Ranjithsiji (talk) 13:42, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Ranjithsiji: Le Loy has too many work to do, there are so many un-added articles. I will conduct another round of address collection soon to include everyone.--AddisWang (talk) 16:45, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Reply