[WikiConference India 2020] Invitation to participate in the Community Engagement SurveyEdit

This is an invitation to participate in the Community Engagement Survey, which is one of the key requirements for drafting the Conference & Event Grant application for WikiConference India 2020 to the Wikimedia Foundation. The survey will have questions regarding a few demographic details, your experience with Wikimedia, challenges and needs, and your expectations for WCI 2020. The responses will help us to form an initial idea of what is expected out of WCI 2020, and draft the grant application accordingly. Please note that this will not directly influence the specificities of the program, there will be a detailed survey to assess the program needs post-funding decision.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:10, 12 December 2019 (UTC)[]

[WikiConference India 2020] Conference & Event Grant proposalEdit

WikiConference India 2020 team is happy to inform you that the Conference & Event Grant proposal for WikiConference India 2020 has been submitted to the Wikimedia Foundation. This is to notify community members that for the last two weeks we have opened the proposal for community review, according to the timeline, post notifying on Indian Wikimedia community mailing list. After receiving feedback from several community members, certain aspects of the proposal and the budget have been changed. However, community members can still continue engage on the talk page, for any suggestions/questions/comments. After going through the proposal + FAQs, if you feel contented, please endorse the proposal at WikiConference_India_2020#Endorsements, along with a rationale for endorsing this project. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:21, 19 February 2020 (UTC)[]

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

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))[]

[SWT Indic Workshop Series 2020] [Reminder] Infoboxes workshop this coming Sunday, Nov 8th at 9 am!Edit

Thanks for signing up to participate in the “Designing and using infoboxes on a wiki” workshop organized as a part of the Small wiki toolkits - India workshop series 2020. In this workshop, you will learn how to design and use infoboxes on a wiki. You are also encouraged to bring one or two technical issues related to infoboxes that you are currently facing (e.g., module errors while checking preview, improper placement of text, or displaying maps, etc.)

Please let us know if you have any questions. Regards, SWT Indic Workshop Series Team, 10:00, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Global Conversations registration reminderEdit

Hi Bhuvana Meenakshi,

This is a reminder that if you have not yet registered for the Global Conversations on Nov. 21 and 22, please do so! Register here. Registration closes by Nov. 20. We will email you the login information for Zoom prior to the call. Thank you. Looking forward to welcoming you this weekend.

MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 16:25, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[]

Sunday November 29 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Take flight with us.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, and October SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday November 29, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although a number of places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 01:26, 27 November 2020 (UTC)[]

Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thonEdit

Dear editor,

Hope you are doing well. First of all, thank you for your participation in Mahatma Gandhi 2020 edit-a-thon.
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 in 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) 18:22, 27 November 2020 (UTC)[]

Reminder: Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thonEdit

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. This message is to remind you about "Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon", which is going to start from tonight (5 December) 00:01 am and will run till 6 December, 11:59 pm IST.

Please give some time and provide your support to this event and participate. You are the one who can make it successful! Happy editing! Thank You Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:53, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[]

Sunday January 10 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Into the blue.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, and November SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including SWAN input on Interim Global Council and Movement Charter, this month we are meeting on Sunday January 10, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To start the exchange of ideas on the IGC early, and to help prepare before the SWAN calls, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this etherpad. If you like a more interactive way of discussing, we have also made a jamboard. Check here for more details.

--Pharos (talk) 14:50, 4 January 2021 (UTC)[]

[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, 15:51, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Sunday February 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
We are a mosiac.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, and January SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, this month we are meeting on Sunday February 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To help set priorities for the SWAN agenda, and also to help manage which global conversations should be a focus in general, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this SWAN priorities form.

Possible topics include Community Board seats, Interim Global Council, Strategy prioritization follow-up events, Branding, Universal Code of Conduct, Grant strategy, and WMF CEO search. That is a lot of things, which are most important to cover in our upcoming SWAN meeting?

Following the regular call, in SWAN after hours: Wikimedia Meet Jitsi social event with brainstorming for possible Nano Charter ideas, plus any other topics.

--Pharos (talk) 17:53, 18 February 2021 (UTC)[]

[Small wiki toolkits - Reminder] Bots workshop: Saturday, Jan 27 at 3:30 pm!Edit

Thanks for signing up to participate in the “Bots workshop” organized as a part of the Small wiki toolkits - South Asia 2021. In this session, we will be learning how to perform tasks on wiki by running automated scripts, about Pywikibot and how it can be used to help with repetitive processes and editing, and the Pywikibot community, learning resources and community venues.

This is reminder for the workshop, which will take place from 3:30 pm to 5 pm IST on 27 February (Saturday). The meeting link is https://meet.google.com/vri-zvfv-rci

Please let us know if you have any questions. Regards, SWT South Asia Organizers, 05:50, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

[Small wiki toolkits - Reminder] Bots workshop: Saturday, Jan 27 at 3:30 pm!Edit

Thanks for signing up to participate in the “Bots workshop” organized as a part of the Small wiki toolkits - South Asia 2021. In this session, we will be learning how to perform tasks on wiki by running automated scripts, about Pywikibot and how it can be used to help with repetitive processes and editing, and the Pywikibot community, learning resources and community venues.

This is reminder for the workshop, which will take place from 3:30 pm to 5 pm IST on 27 February (Saturday). The meeting link is https://meet.google.com/vri-zvfv-rci

Please let us know if you have any questions. Regards, SWT South Asia Organizers, 05:59, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Sunday March 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Community as a hand-carved gem.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, and February SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Grants relaunch, Universal Code of Conduct/Discussions, Wikimedia Enterprise / OKAPI, Community Board seats, Interim Global Council + Movement Charter, and WMF Executive Transition

This month we are meeting on Sunday March 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although some places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 19:34, 17 March 2021 (UTC)[]

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Debugging/fixing template errors" - 27 March 2021 (Saturday)Edit

Greetings, this is to inform you that as part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, a workshop on "Debugging/fixing template errors" will be conducted on upcoming Saturday (27 March). We will learn how to address the common template errors on wikis (related but not limited to importing templates, translating them, Lua, etc.)

Details of the workshop are as follows:

If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, 13:03, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

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Invitation to participate in Universal Code of Conduct survey - WikiWomen's User GroupEdit

(You are receiving this message as you signed your interest to participate as part of the WikiWomen's User Group)

Hello, my name is Mervat Salman, a UCoC Facilitator, Trust and Safety team.

As you know, the WMF Board of Trustees ratified the Universal Code of Conduct early in February. That's the beginning; the policy itself cannot be used if the enforcement pathways are not defined. The implementation and enforcement of the UCoC requires the continuous cooperation to define clear definitions of enforcement pathways and processes. This needs to be done in a way that does not contradict with the internal bylaws and codes of conduct currently in place, but rather to support them and complement their deficiencies, if any.

In this phase of the process, we would like to invite you to share your ideas, thoughts and concerns about the UCoC implementation, reporting and enforcement pathways using this survey:

Notice: This survey will be conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement <https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/UCoC_Affiliates_Survey_Privacy_Statement>.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact msalman-ctr@wikimedia.org.

Best regards,

Mervat (WMF) 17:00, 9 April 2021 (UTC)[]

Sunday April 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swanlings grow up together.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, and March SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Interim Global Council + Movement Charter, WMF Resolution about the upcoming Board elections, Community Resilience and Sustainability role in Movement Strategy coordination, Grants Strategy Relaunch, and WMF Executive Transition

This month we are meeting on Sunday April 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although some places may have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 04:12, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[]

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on Workshop on "Designing responsive main pages" - 30 April (Friday)Edit

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we would like to inform you about the third workshop of this year on “Designing responsive main pages”. During this workshop, we will learn to design the main page of a wiki to be responsive. This will allow the pages to be mobile-friendly, by adjusting the width and the height according to various screen sizes. Participants are expected to have a good understanding of Wikitext/markup and optionally basic CSS.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, 05:53, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

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Sunday June 6 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swan of healing.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, and April SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Movement Strategy/Events, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday June 6, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call an hour earlier in UTC time due to popular demand and to accomodate daylight savings*.)--Pharos (talk) 20:42, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[]

SWT South Asia Workshops: Feedback SurveyEdit

Thanks for participating in one or more of small wiki toolkits workshops. Please fill out this short feedback survey that will help the program organizers learn how to improve the format of the workshops in the future. It shouldn't take you longer than 5-10 minutes to fill out this form. Your feedback is precious for us and will inform us of the next steps for the project.

Please fill in the survey before 24 June 2021 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePw0eYMt4jUKyxA_oLYZ-DyWesl9P3CWV8xTkW19fA5z0Vfg/viewform?usp=sf_link.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:51, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[]

Sunday July 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
The swan or the egg?

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and June SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Drafting Committee, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday July 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call an hour earlier in UTC time due to popular demand and to accomodate daylight savings*.)--Pharos (talk) 15:00, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Feedback for Mini edit-a-thonsEdit

Dear Wikimedian,

Hope everything is fine around you. If you remember that A2K organised a series of edit-a-thons last year and this year. These were only two days long edit-a-thons with different themes. Also, the working area or Wiki project was not restricted. Now, it's time to grab your feedback or opinions on this idea for further work. I would like to request you that please spend a few minutes filling this form out. You can find the form link here. You can fill the form by 31 August because your feedback is precious for us. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:58, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Sunday September 26 SWANniversary Party and All-Affiliates Strategic MeetingEdit

 
Celebrate our first anniversary with SWAN-shaped desserts!

Join the SWANniversary on September 26 as we mark the first year of the Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network!

We will have the regular All-Affiliates Strategic Meeting, to be followed by a SWANniversary Party in the after hours session, likely through spatialized chat on WorkAdventure.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, June, and July SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, we'll look together at strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Drafting Committee, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday September 26, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and .)--Pharos (talk) 18:02, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Mahatma Gandhi 2021 edit-a-thon to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversaryEdit

 
Mahatma Gandhi 2021 edit-a-thon

Dear Wikimedian,

Hope you are doing well. Glad to inform you that A2K is going to conduct a mini edit-a-thon to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. It is the second iteration of Mahatma Gandhi mini edit-a-thon. The edit-a-thon will be on the same dates 2nd and 3rd October (Weekend). During the last iteration, we had created or developed or uploaded content related to Mahatma Gandhi. This time, we will create or develop content about Mahatma Gandhi and any article directly related to the Indian Independence movement. The list of articles is given on the event page. Feel free to add more relevant articles to the list. The event is not restricted to any single Wikimedia project. For more information, you can visit the event page and if you have any questions or doubts email me at nitesh@cis-india.org. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:32, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]