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Hello, Alhassan Mohammed Awal. 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!

Hello Alhassan Mohammed Awal. A page you recently created was outside of Meta's scope and has been deleted or will be deleted soon; you might be looking for Wikipedia instead. In future, please remember that Meta exists for the documentation of the Wikimedia projects and that off-topic material is not accepted here. Thanks for your understanding. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:30, 20 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for drawing my attention to that. I did not know I was given my personal information at the wrong place. Thank you once again for the correction Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 11:37, 20 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ahoy! edit

Dear Participant, the Over-The-Air Hackathon at Wiki Indaba is now close. Please indicate the following:

  • Do you still wish to participate?
  • If so, by attending Wiki Indaba or remotely?
  • Do you have an area of digital expertise/experience?

Kindly reply on my talk page. Thanks, merci, obregado, shukran.Michaelgraaf (talk) 13:26, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Alhassan_Mohammed_Awal!

Yes, I still wish to participate remotely. I train medium and beginers on how to edit/contribute to Wikimedia projects such as, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 18:38, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We are very excited to share with you the wireframes for the desktop version of the On-Wiki Registration Tool. Feel free to share your feedback on this update. Results of these feedback will help determine the next steps we take. Thank you in advance!

Creating registration for event edit

   

View full Registration Tool


Organizing Registrations edit

Viewing, deleting, and messaging participants Managing Registrations
   



Participants Registration edit

Participants Registration
   



Share your feedback! edit

Feedback
Do you see any advantage or disadvantage of any sort of our proposed event registration system?
Will it provide ease of access and use to you as a campaign organizer?
Does the proposed event registration provide convenience for registering participants?
What are the essential features this first version needs to have so that you can use it?
When you are running a campaign, what information do you typically send to participants, and where do you usually send it

(e.g., talk page, email, social media, etc)?

Do you prefer that we build the desktop version first or the mobile version of the registration system first?
Is there anything else you would like to add?


You may access more of these wireframes here. Thank you!

--IBrazal (WMF) (talk) 17:11, 24 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Strong support Strong support edit

strongly endorse this project.It would help raise Dagbani language higher. Issahiddris (talk) 16:14, 16 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First SWT bot workshop on "Pywikibot framework" to take place coming Friday, February 25th at 16:00 UTC edit

Hello, Thank you for signing up for the small wiki toolkits workshops. The first workshop on the topic of “Pywikibot framework introduction & installation” is coming up - it will take place on Friday, February 25th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here.

We will record this workshop and update the workshops page with the link later. Also, a quick note on the certificate distribution we shared briefly in a previous announcement - out of the eight planned workshops, individuals who will complete five and a final assignment will receive a digital certificate.

We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti (talk) (On behalf of the SWT Workshops Organization team) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:00, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Leadership Development Working Group: Apply to join! edit

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Hello,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the feedback period for the Leadership Development Working Group initiative. A summary of the feedback can be found on Meta-wiki. This feedback will be shared with the working group to inform their work. The application period to join the Working Group is now open and will close on April 10, 2022. Please review the information about the working group , share with community members who might be interested, and apply if you are interested.

Thank you,

The Community Development team Cassie Casares (talk) 22:54, 14 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Second Pywikibot workshop on Friday, March 25th, 16:00 UTC edit

Hello everyone, The second workshop on the topic of "Running Pywikibot scripts" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, March 25th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here. This workshop will introduce participants to the bot scripts available via the Pywikibot framework and how to use them. If you missed attending the first one, it would be beneficial to have Pywikibot installed on your computer before the workshop. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:01, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apply to join the Leadership Development Working Group! edit

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Hello,


This is a friendly reminder the Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is supporting the creation of a global, community-driven Leadership Development Working Group. The purpose of the working group is to advise leadership development work. Feedback was collected in February 2022 and a summary of the feedback is on Meta-wiki. The application period to join the Working Group is now open and is closing soon on April 10, 2022. Please review the information about the working group, share with community members who might be interested, and apply if you are interested.


Thank you,


The Community Development team Cassie Casares (talk) 00:47, 6 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Third Pywikibot workshop on Friday, April 29th, 16:00 UTC edit

Hello! The third workshop on the topic of "Writing Pywikibot scripts" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, April 29th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here. This workshop will introduce participants to writing basic scripts via the Pywikibot framework. Please follow through with the prerequisites if you plan to attend this workshop, particularly understanding how classes and methods work in Python, among others listed in the workshop details on the wiki page. We look forward to your participation!

Cheers, Srishti (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:46, 27 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Fourth Bots workshop at Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 (May 20-22nd) edit

Hello, The fourth workshop on the topic of "Running popular bots on wikis" is coming up - several sessions will be run as part of it at the upcoming Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 (May 20-22nd). You can find more details on the workshop here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_run_a_popular_bot_on_your_wiki.

This workshop will introduce participants to a few popular bots in the Wikimedia ecosystem, how to set them up on the wikis, and tackle problems concerning the setup. This workshop will organize three sessions around InternetArchiveBot, YoBot, and SuggestBot. See more details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T306593. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:25, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming bots & scripts workshop on Thursday, June 30th, 16:00 UTC edit

Hello, The fifth workshop on the topic of "Hosting bots and scripts on Toolforge" is coming up - it will take place on Thursday, June 30th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_host_a_bot_on_Toolforge. This workshop will introduce participants to Toolforge, how to create a developer account, access it via ssh, create and run bots and scripts, etc. You can add your discussion ideas in the etherpad doc linked from the workshops page. To participate in this workshop, you would need basic familiarity with using command-line tools and technical knowledge of bots. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:21, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming "How to maintain bots" workshop on Thursday, July 29th, 16:00 UTC edit

Hello, The sixth workshop on the topic of "How to maintain bots" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, July 29th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_maintain_bots. This session will focus on best practices for maintaining bots and tools in the Wikimedia ecosystem. It will cover a few practices that can help developers run a bot or a tool with help from others, such as picking a license, adding co-maintainers to the project, publishing source code, writing docs, and much more. To participate in this workshop, you would need basic familiarity with bots or tools development. You can add your discussion ideas in the etherpad doc linked from the workshops page. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:17, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This workshop was postponed earlier. Here is the new date and time for this workshop - Thursday, August 18th at 15:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_maintain_bots. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 09:49, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimania Session Alert! edit

Come listen to the members of the leadership development working group share updates about their work, goals and vision at Wikimania 2022: The Festival Edition! Learn how you can get involved with their efforts to create a shared leadership definition for the Wiki movement!


Panel Session:

Leadership Development Working Group: What are we doing and why?

Saturday 13th August

8.45am - 9.30am UTC


Bring your questions! Cassie Casares (talk) 22:51, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming "How to interact with Wikidata via Pywikibot" workshop on Friday, October 7th, 16:00 UTC edit

Hello! The eighth workshop on the topic of "How to interact with Wikidata via Pywikibot" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, October 7th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_interact_with_Wikidata_via_Pywikibot. This workshop will summarize how to access and save information to Wikidata, including through page generators and queries*, using Pywikibot. It will also cover the Wikidata conventions about the bot editing, including the bot approvals process (*queries not included, please bring your own!). To participate in this workshop, you would need basic familiarity with Wikidata and Pywikibot installation. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:59, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Membership renewal edit

 

Dear Wiki Project Med Supporter, you are receiving this message as you were a member in 2022. As 2023 approaches it is time to renew. There are no associated costs for active participants. We are close to elections and only members can nominate themselves for the board and vote!

Thanks again :-) Avicenno and the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 19:56, 11 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We need your feedback on a tool from the Wikimedia Summit edit

 
Reminder: the guide to using Baserow, presented during the Wikimedia Summit.

Hi! I'm contacting you as one of the participants in the Wikimedia Summit 2022, to kindly ask for your feedback through a 5-10 minute survey to evaluate 'Baserow' (note: the survey is on a Google form).

Baserow was a tool through which participants in the Summit co-created a database of Movement Strategy activities. We hope to learn from you how useful it may be to keep using it in the future to help document and connect on Movement Strategy work.

You are welcome and encouraged to fill out the survey in any language. Your feedback would be very appreciated --Abbad (WMF) (talk) 14:19, 16 February 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) 19:21, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May 21: Art+Feminism x Wiki Advocates Philippines edit

 
Time: May 21

Thank you for celebrating Year Ten! with Art+Feminism. To close out our live event celebrations we're hosting a virtual meetup with Wiki Advocates Philippines User Group on May 21.

We hope to see you there! Art+Feminism User Group via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:52, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Friday, 18 August: Art+Feminism Wikimania Lunch Meet-Up edit

 

If you’re attending Wikimania 2023 in-person, we’d love to see you at our Art+Feminism Wikimania Lunch Meet-Up!

Grab your lunch and join us on Friday, 18 August at Wikimania in Room 324 at 12:45 - 13:15 for an opportunity to meet with the Art+Feminism Community. If you're a long-time Art+Feminism community member or if our mission, vision, and values resonate with you - we'd love to see you there! There will be limited Art+Feminism swag, brief remarks from the organization, and most importantly, an opportunity to connect with fellow Art+Feminism community members.

RSVP not required, but encouraged here:

-- Art+Feminism User Group via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:40, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WISCOM Volunteers Role edit

Dear Alhassan Mohammed Awal,


You have expressed interest in joining WISCOM as a volunteer. Thank you for your interest in serving in a volunteer role.

Please confirm within 72 hours that you are still interested in serving in this role to enable WISCOM to review your application.

Upon your confirmation and review of your application, you will be notified of the WISCOM decision.

Thank you. 

Isaac Olatunde  On behalf of WISCOM T CellsTalk 22:07, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please, I'm very much interested Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 17:38, 24 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did express my interest in serving as a volunteer within the time given and am hoping to hear any feedback from you. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 07:25, 17 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@T Cells, I hope to hear the WISCOM decision on this. I would be glad to know the next steps to express my interest again if I did not get the opportunity this time around. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 05:57, 16 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WIKIMOVE edit

In the latest WIKIMOVE episode, our guests Margeigh Novotny and Nicole Ebber brings you back to the story behind Movement Strategy recommendation #4: “Ensure Equity in Decision Making”, which set the path for writing a charter and creating a global council. Whether you're new or a long-time Wikimedian, this episode offers insights into the journey towards a stronger and more inclusive Wikimedia movement. You can find the episode on our meta page. Sissela Björk (WMDE) (talk) Sissela Björk (WMDE) (talk) 08:38, 20 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Join us for an WIKIMOVE episode where we revisit highlights from our conversations throughout 2023 - we’ll discuss and replay snippets from our guests that left lasting impacts on us. We’ll also take a look ahead, and our hosts will share intriguing predictions and thoughts on the trajectory of our Movement in 2024. You can find the episode on our meta page. Sissela Björk (WMDE) (talk)

The first WIKIMOVE episode of the year is here! We talk about Grants and Hubs with two women who have been instrumental in implementing Movement strategy, Yop Rwan Pam and Barbara Klen. You can find the episode on our meta page. Sissela Björk (WMDE) (talk)

Wikimedia Medicine membership renewal 2024 edit

Membership renewal edit

 

Dear Wiki Project Med Supporter, you are receiving this message as you were a member in 2023. As 2024 approaches it is time to renew. There are no associated costs for active participants. We are close to elections and only members can nominate themselves for the board and vote!

Thanks again :-) Avicenno and the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 19:51, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the information. I have filled out the form and cannot wait to participate more actively this year. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 11:33, 6 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Art+Feminism: Feb 15 online edit-a-thon campaign launch and upcoming conversations edit

 
Art+Feminism Virtual Tables campaign illustration

We have some exciting events coming up that we’d love to share with you!

At Art+Feminism, we believe that as feminist editors, our strength is in collective action. When we edit together, we share resources, knowledge, and skills; in doing so, we form a defense against harassment within the Wikiverse and beyond. Alongside our initiatives to close diversity gaps and create a safer Wikipedia, Art+Feminism remains committed to doing our part. This year that includes creating more virtual spaces for us to connect with one another, share knowledge, and edit together.

To start, join Art+Feminism and Wiki Editoras Lx on 15 February to discuss and practice strategies for collective editing. This event kicks off our series of virtual editing tables for our Year 11 campaign. You can see our full schedule here and register today.

We’ll also be hosting two special conversations: Online & On the Ground: Abortion Activism in Maryland and Collective Imagination + Radical Futures: Kansas City Organizers on Making Art & Building Power. These online events are open to all and we hope to see you there!

If you’d like to join the campaign by hosting your own A+F event but haven’t yet, it’s not too late! You can view our campaign resources here and send us an email to let us know you’re joining.

--The A+F Team via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:11, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]