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Welcome to Meta! edit

Hello, Akbarali. 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 if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 03:54, 24 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiConference India 2016 program edit

Congratulations again on your proposal being selected!

We hope you have registered for the conference. If not please follow the instructions at: http://wci2016.doattend.com/ 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: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Programs

Please make sure you read the presenter guidelines. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Presenter_guidelines

We look forward to seeing you in Chandigarh!

For program committee

Shyamal

en:User:Shyamal

Thanks --Akbarali (talk) 13:04, 31 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reporting and other updates for WikiConference India 2016 scholarship recipients edit

 
WikiConference India 2016 reporting and other updates!

Hi,

Glad to get in touch with you after the conference!

  • Please give your feedback for the conference through this survey before 25th August 2016.
  • As part of the scholarship agreement, please document your learnings and experience using the form here before 31st August 2016.
  • If you haven't claimed reimbursement yet, please fill this claim form and post it to the following address before 18th August, 2016. Please attach original bills and boarding passes. Please note that we won't be extending the date any further.
Address:
The Centre for Internet and Society,
Attention: Mr. Ajoy Kumar,
No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, 560071.

Message posted by Ravi

Maithili Wikimedians Mission 10 edit

Invitation to Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June) edit

 
Met Open Access Artworks Challenge!

We'd like to invite UNESCO participants to join a new challenge on the same model, the Met Open Access Artworks Challenge. You can contribute by illustrating with images using some of the 375k photos now under CC0, starting or improving articles (try our new Mbabel tool!), or creating translations (if your language isn't listed, please ask!). You can sign up here: Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 17:59, 5 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Join Wikimedians of Kerala User Group edit

We got affiliation for Wikimedians of Kerala User Group. Membership is open now. SO join on that group. It will be the official user group of Malayalam. Regards -- Ranjithsiji (talk) 08:25, 17 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done --Akbarali (talk) 18:50, 18 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Community Wishlist Survey edit

Hi,

You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you --Akbarali (talk) 18:21, 3 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extended to Dec: Wikipedia Asian Art Month with Metropolitan Museum of Art edit

 
Suzuri-bako, now in 11 languages!

I'd like to invite you to join Wikipedia Asian Art Month in the December extension of the sub-contest; if you write or translate just one article and include one of our images, you'll get a special Metropolitan Museum of Art postcard. And if you're one of the grand prize winners, you'll get a Met guidebook or Asian art publication.--Pharos (talk) 21:32, 5 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ofcourse , I shall be there. --Akbarali (talk) 18:49, 12 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikidata edit

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Mahatma Gandhi edit-a-thon on 2 and 3 October 2020 edit

 

Hello,
Thanks for showing interest to participate in the Mahatma Gandhi 2020 edit-a-thon. The event starts tomorrow 2 October 12:01 am IST and will run till 3 October 11:59 pm IST.

Note a few points

  • You may contribute to any Wikimedia project on the topic: Mahatma Gandhi, his life and contribution. Please see this section for more details.
  • If you have added your name in the "Participants" section, please make sure that you have mentioned only those projects where you'll participate for this particular edit-a-thon. The list is not supposed to be all the projects once contributes to in general. You may go back to the page and re-edit if needed.

If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Happy Gandhi Jayanti. -- User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:09, 30 September 2020 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon edit

 

Dear editor,

Hope you are doing well. As you know, A2K conducted a mini edit-a-thon Mahatma Gandhi 2020 edit-a-thon on the 2nd or 3rd October to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's anniversary.
Now, CIS-A2K is going to conduct a 2-day-long Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon to celebrate Indian festivals. We request you in person, please contribute to this event too, enthusiastically. Let's make it successful and develop the content on our different Wikimedia projects regarding festivities. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 19:28, 2 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[SWT South Asia 2021] [Reminder] Understanding the technical challenges on wikis: Sunday, Jan 24th at 6 pm! edit

Thanks for signing up to participate in the “Understanding the technical challenges on wikis” session organized as a part of the Small wiki toolkits - South Asia 2021. In this session, we will be discussing the technical challenges faced by contributors to Wikimedia projects of South Asian languages, come up with ideas to build local technical capacity, and increase and share skills and knowledge across various communities.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Regards, SWT South Asia Organizers, 15:53, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

 
 

The Wikimedia LGBTQ+ User Group is holding online working days in May. If you’re an active Wikimedian, editing on LGBTQ+ issues or if you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, come help us set goals, develop our organisation and structures, consider how to respond to issues faced by Queer editors, and plan for the next 12 months.

We will be meeting online for 3 half-days, 14–16 May at 1400–1730 UTC. While our working language is English, we are looking to accommodate users who would prefer to participate in other languages, including translation facilities.

More information, and registration details, at QW2021.--Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group 15:41, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

SWT South Asia, Telegram group edit

Hi, we have formed a Telegram group for Small wiki toolkits - South Asia. The aim is mainly to discuss what technical topics might be helpful for small wiki communities in future workshops. Please join if you are interested, using this link. KCVelaga (talk) 13:10, 5 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The above link is not working for me. --Akbarali (talk) 06:04, 7 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

View it! September update edit

 
View it! Tool
View it! Tool update Sept. 2022


Thank you for signing up for View it! updates!

As a reminder, you can view details about how to install the View it! user script or use the Toolforge tool on our meta page. Please use the talk page there to contact the team!

August happenings

  • We held two community conversations, one in person at Wikimania 2022/Pittsburgh and one virtual during a Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network meeting.
    • During both meetings we discussed final design of View it!, and results refinement and querying. Check the August updates for notes from both meetings.
  • View it! is working across all Wikimedia projects, and we are currently working on multi-lingual functionality.

Coming in September

  • Currently plan to focus development on multilingialism, on-wiki/editor features for the user script, and extending the search functions on Toolforge.
  • We are continuing to respond to user feedback and finalizing design.

Action to take

  • Install Beta script and see how it can used to add new images to articles.
  • All editors are invited to share the tool with their local wiki communities, or incorporate it into relevant local templates, such as infoboxes. If you do so, please let us know about it, so we can ensure backwards compatibility for that use case as we continue development!
  • Feel free to leave comments on our Discussion page

-- JamieF (talk) 18:52, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requesting assistance with View it! tool translations edit

Hi, I know you have shown interest in View it! and was wondering if you'd possibly be able to help us with localization for different language versions of Wikipedia you edit? We would really appreciate any help you can offer. We have directions on View it!'s Meta page. Thank you so much! Please let me know if you have any questions. JamieF (talk) 17:06, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Queering Wikipedia 2022 Announcement edit

 
 

Wikimedia LGBT+ and the organizing team of Queering Wikipedia is holding a Queering Wikipedia 2022 Meeting for LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies. The program will start with an informative, social and cultural activity on Friday 21st October at 18h UTC and working sessions on Saturday 22nd from 14h until 18h with an informal follow-up.

If you have been an active Wikimedian, contributing on LGBT+ topics, supporting LGBT+ activities or if you identify as part of the larger LGBT+ community and allies in Wikimedia, please come help us build our network of LGBT+ Wikimedians, set goals and develop our organization.

We will be meeting online, but encourage you to join in person with fellow Wikimedians if easy and safe. Our working languages are English and Spanish.

Registration for this online event is free and is open until Friday 21st October at 21h UTC.

More information, and registration details, may be found on Meta https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/QW2022

Thanks, from Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:19, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

View it! update edit

 
View it! Tool
View it! Tool update Oct. 2022


Thank you for signing up for View it! updates!

As a reminder, you can view details about how to install the View it! user script or use the Toolforge tool on our meta page. Please use the talk page there to contact the team!

October Update edit

September/October Happenings

  • View it! is now multilingual! We are currently working on tool localization. Please consider helping us!
  • View it! now has advanced search option on Toolforge, simply toggle on to enable searching with a different property constraint, free text, specific resolution, and quality assessment.
  • Advanced search allows for searching by Commons Categories which have an associated P373.
    • Commons Category search will also show sub-categories for more specific results.


Coming Soon

  • We are releasing a new version of View it! that will implement some of the Toolforge functionality into the on-Wiki experience.
  • We are thinking about ways for View it! results to show up on page as an image grid, gallery or other form, without leaving the page. Please let us know what your idea/preference is.
  • Integrating editor features such as the ability to add an image from View it! or remove a faulty statement.

Action to take

  • Share your thoughts with us about the interface! What would you like the final product to look like? Should it be on-wiki? Preference on location of the button/link? We are open to ideas - please share them with us.
  • Install Beta script and see how it can used to add new images to articles.
  • All editors are invited to share the tool with their local wiki communities, or incorporate it into relevant local templates, such as infoboxes. If you do so, please let us know about it, so we can ensure backwards compatibility for that use case as we continue development!

JamieF (talk) 17:21, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Final feedback survey edit

Hello! You are receiving this message as you have attended a small wiki toolkit workshop this year. If you missed attending our last feedback session on the small wiki toolkits workshops, here is a short survey that you could fill out to let us know your technical learning needs and ideas and suggestions for improving the workshop format for the next year. If you attended the feedback session, you can still fill out the survey to share ideas that you couldn't do so more anonymously during our meeting last week. We look forward to learning from your suggestions and including them in the planning for next year. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVhqgZYXQG8Fgw25xRS0n7eKMleOKy5i1tM5Ty3mGACtcTag/viewform. Cheers, Srishti - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:10, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indic Wiki Improve-a-thon 2022 edit

Dear Wikimedian, Glad to inform you that CIS-A2K is going to conduct an event, Indic Wiki improve-a-thon 2022, for the Indic language. It will run from 15 December to 5 January 2023. It will be an online activity however if communities want to organise any on-ground activity under Improve-a-thon that would also be welcomed. The event has its own theme Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatosav which is based on a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence. The event will be for 20 days only. This is an effort to work on content enrichment and improvement. We invite you to plan a short activity under this event and work on the content on your local Wikis. The event is not restricted to a project, anyone can edit any project by following the theme. The event page link is here. The list is under preparation and will be updated soon. The community can also prepare their list for this improve-a-thon. If you have question or concern please write on here. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:35, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indic Wiki Improve-a-thon 2022 has started edit

Dear Wikimedians, As you already know, Indic Wiki improve-a-thon 2022 has started today. It runs from 15 December (today) to 5 January 2023. This is an online activity however if communities want to organise any on-ground activity under Improve-a-thon please let us know at program@cis-india.org. Please note the event has a theme Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatosav which is based on a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence. The event will be for 20 days only. This is an effort to work on content enrichment and improvement. The event is not restricted to a particular project. The event page link is here please add your name in the participant's section. A few lists are there and we will add more. The community can also prepare their list for this improve-a-thon but we suggest you list stub articles from your Wiki. If you have a question or concern please write here. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:30, 15 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for participating in the small wiki toolkits workshops this year! edit

 
Small Wiki Toolkits Badge

Hey there! Thank you for participating in the Small Wiki Toolkits workshops this year - it was pretty cool having you around :) We have a small token of appreciation for you in the form of a badge that you can add to your user page! We are still going over the workshops organized this year, so we’ll update you early next year with our future plans. See you in 2023! Cheers, Srishti (on behalf of the SWT organizing team) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:00, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you Srishti. Those sessions were useful and worthy to learn. Happy to participate in the future sessions as well. Akbarali (talk) 02:00, 17 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

View it! has been expanded and will have an official launch demo session Jan. 12th edit

 
Goat View it! results
View it! Tool update Jan. 2023

Big news, View it! users! Over the last two months, View it! has been expanded to two versions. Our new full version shows images within the wiki content page, and the "View" tab displays a gallery of images without leaving the site you are on, as you can see at right. We have rebranded the original version, which utilizes the "View" tab to link to our Toolforge search results, to "Lite". We invite you to switch to full version and try it out! Major changes:

  • The full version includes an image carousel on each content page (at the top, under the article navigation buttons) which can be expanded for pagination.
  • You may notice the "View" button has moved to between the "Read" and "Edit" buttons - the View button is in the same place for both versions and we felt this was a better placement for editors.
  • In full version, clicking the "View" tab will take you to a full-screen gallery.

Action to take

Thank you for being a part of the View it! journey and please join us for the launch on January 12th!

As a reminder, you can view details about how to install the View it! user script or use the Toolforge tool on our meta page. Please use the talk page to contact us with comments or issues.

JamieF (talk) 03:34, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Queering Wikipedia 2023 conference edit

 
 

Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group and the organizing team of Queering Wikipedia is delivering the Queering Wikipedia 2023 Conference for LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies, as a hybrid, bilingual and trans-local event. It is online on 12, 14 and 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia #IDAHOBIT, with offline events at around 10 locations on 5 continents in the 5-day span as QW2023 Nodes.

The online program is delivered as a series of keynotes, panels, presentations, workshops, lightning talks and creative interventions, starting on Friday noon (UTC) with the first keynote of Dr Nishant Shah entitled: I spy, with my little AI — Wikiway as a means to disrupt the ‘dirty queer’ impulses of emergent AI platforms. Second keynote is at Sunday’s closure by Esra’a Al Shafei, Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees vice chair, entitled: Digital Public Spaces for Queer Communities.

If you have been an active Wikimedian or enthusiast, supporting LGBT+ activities or if you identify as part of the larger LGBT+ community and allies in Wikimedia, please join us in advancing this thematic work. We encourage you to join online or in person with fellow Wikimedians if it is easy and safe to do so. Our working languages are English and Spanish, with possible local language support at sites of Nodes.

Registration for the online event is free and is open until Wednesday May 10th at 18:00 UTC, for safety protocol. Late event registration approval and event access denial is at the discretion of organizers.

More information, and registration details, may be found on Meta at QW2023

Thanks, from Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:55, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image Description Month in India Campaign edit

Dear Wikimedian,

A2K has conducted an online activity or campaign which is an ongoing Image Description Month in India description-a-thon, a collaborative effort known as Image Description Month. This initiative aims to enhance image-related content across Wikimedia projects and is currently underway, running from October 1st to October 31st, 2023. Throughout this event, our focus remains centered on three primary areas: Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons. We have outlined several tasks, including the addition of captions to images on Wikipedia, the association of images with relevant Wikidata items, and improvements in the organization, categorization, and captions of media files on Wikimedia Commons.

To participate, please visit our dedicated event page. We encourage you to sign up on the respective meta page and generously contribute your time and expertise to make essential and impactful edits.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at nitesh@cis-india.org or Nitesh (CIS-A2K).

Your active participation will play a significant role in enriching Wikimedia content, making it more accessible and informative for users worldwide. Join us in this ongoing journey of improvement and collaboration. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:09, 10 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for being a Movement Charter Ambassador edit

  Movement Charter Ambassador Program 2022 - First round of community consultations

A big thank you again, Ali, for helping mobilize your community to understand the work of the MCDC and providing valuable input on the Movement Charter drafts.

Your work and the feedback from your community help us write a better Charter for the whole Wikimedia Movement!

Many thanks!

Ciell (talk) 20:18, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you Akbarali (talk) 11:07, 28 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to Subscribe and Contribute to the Wikimedians of Kerala Newsletter edit

Hello Akbarali,

Thanks for being a member of Wikimedians of Kerala UG. I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to subscribe to the Wikimedians of Kerala Monthly Newsletter that we have informed during our last user group's monthly meetup. Our newsletter aims to keep the user group members informed about the latest developments, events, and achievements within the Wikimedians of Kerala usergroup and other related updates. It serves as a valuable resource for staying updated on important discussions, collaborations, and initiatives taking place by the user group.

To subscribe to the newsletter, simply click the link below and follow the instructions to receive regular updates directly in your talk-page.

We also encourage you to contribute to the newsletter by sharing any notable activities, projects, or insights that you believe would be of interest to our community. Your contributions will play a vital role in making the newsletter a comprehensive and engaging source of information for all UG members.

(This is a one-time invitation as you have signed up as a member of Wikimedians of Kerala UG)

Best regards.- ❙❚❚❙❙ GnOeee ❚❙❚❙❙ 14:07, 5 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]