Can we talk about editathon organizer tools?Edit

Hi Bluerasberry, I’m a product manager at the Wikimiedia Foundation. My team's next assignment is to design and build a tool for people who organize editathons. (Here's the project page, which I’ve just inherited from another PM).  Since this project was started by your Wishlist proposal, I assume both that you are an editathon organizer and that you are well informed about the project’s progress to date.

I’m reaching out to event organizers to learn more about their process and needs and to discuss what currently works for them and doesn’t. If that sounds interesting to you, I’d I’d like to set up a time when we might chat via video conference (Google Hangouts).

If you’d like to meet, please send me a contact email where I can reach you and I’ll be in touch. You can reach me here: jmatazzoni[at]

I’m looking forward to meeting you! —JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 00:09, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@JMatazzoni (WMF): I am at Wikimania. Are you here? If so let's meet at the conference. Otherwise can we meet in early August? Yes I am very interested and yes I have organized hundreds of editathons. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:28, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign on Measuring Community HealthEdit

Do you have an idea about how to measure the health of your community? Do you want to review ideas that others have submitted? Through August 10th, we are inviting ideas on how to capture the well-being of Wikimedia communities, in terms of matters like conflict resolution, effective content creation, and being able to contribute in a collaborative environment. Ideas can be focused on either quantitative techniques, such as gathering raw data, or qualitative techniques, like surveying contributors. If you are submitting an idea, guidance is available for how to move your idea into implementation, such as through a grant or starting a Phabricator task to engage with developers.

If you're interested, consider joining the Inspire Campaign. I JethroBT (WMF) 17:13, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

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Hi Bluerasberry, are you still involved with SecurePoll? In that case, could you please take a look at the question about using this tool on other projects, see Talk:SecurePoll. The last week a terrible voting occurred on NL Wikipedia about a sysop. Thanks and kind regards, Ellywa (talk) 12:53, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

I replied, please see that talk page. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:12, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
This was quick, thanks :-). Ellywa (talk) 13:37, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Grant endorsementEdit

Hello Bluerasberry. We seek your support. Kind regards. Ear-phone (talk) 15:01, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

BMJ account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library)Edit

Hi - according to our records you received a free account for BMJ through The Wikipedia Library. Because we’ve used up all of our allocated accounts, and it’s been some time since they were distributed, we want to redistribute any accounts that aren’t being used to users on our waitlist.

If you’re still using, or plan to use, your BMJ access, no problem! Simply head over to the Library Card platform, log in, and request a renewal of your account. You should be able to do this from your user page, or the BMJ signup page. If you can’t find the renewal button, or have any other issues or questions about this, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. We’ll begin redistributing inactive accounts in a few weeks; if you request renewal after then we should still be able to reactivate your account if we have spots remaining. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:16, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the WLL meetup notesEdit

Hi Bluerasberry, I just wanted to thank you for your documentation of the WLL Wikimania meetup. Cheers, Psychoslave (talk) 13:35, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Community Health Metrics Kit consultationEdit

The Community Health Metrics Kit is a new project to measure more aspects of our communities. If you are interested in metrics, statistics, and measurement of editing and contributing, please join us to discuss how and what the new project should measure! Please share this with anyone else you think may be interested in this work.

This message is also available in other languages. Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 22:06, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


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)

[Wikipedia & Education User Group] Updates: November 2018Edit


Integrating Wikimedia with education is a powerful strategy for the outreach of Wikimedia projects. Realising this concept, a group of leaders promoted this and formed the Wikipedia Education Collaborative. After some time, this evolved to become a user group, officially recognised by the Affiliations Committee in June 2018. The user group had its first board elections earlier in September. In the process to formalise activities and give a shape the user group for long-term sustainability, we are now revamping our processes. Thanks for supporting us during incubation stages, we are now inviting you to formally join the user group by following the instructions on the members' page. Being a member will allow you to be a part of this wonderful collaboration and also do interesting stuff.

Kind regards
On behalf of Wikipedia and Education UG, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:44, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Tools and retentionEdit

I answered your question about retention at Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Bots and gadgets/Globalize some of Twinkle's functionality. Thank you for asking. There is a proposal I think excellent for fixing this problem at Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Citations/Dealing with unsourced additions - "citation needed" button. HLHJ (talk) 07:08, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Project Medicine Foundation MembershipEdit

Membership renewal

Dear Wiki Project Med Supporter, you are receiving this message as you have shown interest in supporting Wiki Project Med in the past. As our organization grows and evolves, we want to be able to verify peoples ongoing interest in being involved. To that end, the board has decided to require renew of membership every two years. So -- whether you are a current member or not, please fill out our updated membership form, to ensure your membership till the end of 2020. Please note -- We ask that you fill out the form by Feb 3rd, as we are close to elections and only members can nominate themselves for the board and vote!

Best, Shani & Doc James. 01:57, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Heads-up on Batea ProjectEdit

Thank you for the heads-up on Batea! We will definitely take a look into it and hope to connect with you and DocGraph soon.

Lauren maggio (talk) 16:05, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Video tutorial regarding Wikipedia referencing with VisualEditorEdit

Hi, thank you very much for endorsing my grant funded project to create a video tutorial regarding creating references with VisualEditor. I would like to invite you to sign up for the project newsletter so that you will receive notifications when drafts and finished products are ready for public review. Regards, --Pine 04:59, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Elections for 5 seats on the board of WPMEDF & Annual MeetingEdit

Dear WikiProject Medicine member, the election for 5 seats on the board is underway and voting is now open till March 24th. We encourage you to use your right to vote by supporting the candidates you prefer HERE. Please also note that on Monday, March 25, between 1900-2000 UTC we will be holding our open annual meeting online. A link will be sent via the mailing list / Facebook group so stay tuned. We hope you can join us! Best, James & Shani. 14:16, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Please remove the sitenotice that was added.Edit

Enigmaman (talk) 20:05, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

@Enigmaman: Bluerasberry is not a CentralNotice admin, so they are not able to remove it. User:Pharos is the admin that added it, according to the logs. --Yair rand (talk) 20:08, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. My mistake. Enigmaman (talk) 20:10, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
@Enigmaman and Yair rand: Hmmm! I suppose this relates to commons:Commons:Wiki Loves Pride 2019. Perhaps discuss at the talk page at Commons:Commons talk:Wiki Loves Pride 2019 or relay it to Wikimedia LGBT+. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:12, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
I posted on Pharos' talk page. Seems the ball is in his court. Enigmaman (talk) 20:34, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Wikimania StockholmEdit

Car sharing

Hally Jeremyb,

I would like to invite you to join us for the trip from Copenhagen to Stockholm. Please let me know if you are interested or not, as I would change the configuration of the seats accordingly and/or offer the trip to travellers outside Wikipedia. --Bahnmoeller (talk) 12:09, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

@Jeremyb and Bahnmoeller: Thanks Bahnmoeller, I was thinking of being Copenhagen but I changed my plans. See you in Stockholm. Jeremy? Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:17, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia CaféEdit

Hi, I created a page for the Wikimedia Café including an agenda for the first meetup at the end of September. What do you think? Would you like to add anything to the agenda? --Pine (✉) 23:39, 1 September 2019 (UTC)


  • Hello! I am here to request your opinion on my latest project Proposal named WikiDirect... can you please leave your idea about it? many thanks Arep Ticous 10:53, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in the September 2019 Wikimedia CaféEdit

Thank you for attending the Wikimedia Café. Archived meeting notes are at Wikimedia Café/minutes 2019 09, and you are welcome to make corrections or additions if you think that there is a need to do so. ↠Pine () 21:19, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

need some help - harassment and other issuesEdit

hi. thanks so much your reply, and your comments directing me here! I am frantically trying to find my way around here, before the whole project closes. it's a bit of a thicket, from my point of view, although I'm sure lots of people here navigate with ease.

could you please tell me where I could make some comments on preserving stability and also on issues of handling harassment? I have some ideas on this that I'd like share. your note on this seems fortuitous. could you please help me figure out where to go for discussions on this? thanks!!

please ping me when you reply here, and please also ping me on the regular pages in our workspace back aboard the starship Enterprise errr, i mean back aboard the regular old Wikipedia. (lol) I am trying to quickly figure things out, and time seems to be of the essence here. thanks!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 21:48, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

@Sm8900: Post here anytime, or English Wikipedia, I can answer you anywhere.
What do you mean by "before the whole project closes"? We talked about several projects.
What kind of stability?
For harassment, there are maybe 10 unrelated behaviors which have different responses but which all are harassment. For an orientation to the topic either experience misconduct response by viewing the management of live cases at en:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents or read up on financial investment at Community health initiative. There is no central place or easy way to observe the landscape of misconduct management in Wikimedia projects. If you have questions ask. Blue Rasberry (talk) 21:56, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Ah, you are talking about strategy. The new recommendations get published on 20 January in 4 days at Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations. There is nothing out yet. Blue Rasberry (talk) 21:58, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
gotcha. okay, that's good to know. so if that's the case, then is there still any available way for me to offer any thoughts to this process? sorry, I realize this is late, but I had no idea about any of this until now, thanks to you.
By the way, I meant civility, not stability. and I simply wanted to know where civility and harassment might be getting discussed, here at this strategy project.
by the way, I also just emailed you. sorry, didn't mean to flood you with messages. this quite a lot to find a path through. I very much appreciate all your insights and info. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 22:01, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
@Sm8900: I just replied to your email. Yes, there is a lot of text here. If you want to find something then you can ask me or post to Wikimedia Forum for global issues or Wikipedia:Village pump for English Wikipedia-specific issues. I encourage you to ask instead of search, because lots of people can give you quick answers. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:05, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
hi! ok, I've done so, i.e. I have asked at a page here. you can view my contribs history for the location. it's great to be in touch. I can see some great items and projects arising from all this. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 22:25, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

starting comments on recommendations, to request greater specificity, details, and data in order to build real consensus for actual changes.Edit

Hi. I have commented on the talk page below. feel free to review and to comment, if you wish. my main goal was to make some starting comments on these recommendations, to request greater specificity, details, and data in order to build real consensus for actual changes.

thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 18:18, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

LGBT topics and events in Latin AmericaEdit

As Latin America is so big, major events would vary by country. I didn't know about that event in Brazil, but for example, in Ecuador (where I'm from), the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1997 was a pretty major event (Case No. 111-97-TC (Q5048319)), as it came after the first ever public protests by LGBT people in the country, which were triggered by a police raid of an LGBT bar.

I think one of the biggest events that is having repercussion throughout the continent is the Advisory Opinion on Gender Identity, Equality, and Non-Discrimination of Same-Sex Couples (Q56378556), which was released in 2017 by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights and basically mandates all signatory countries in the region to legalize same-sex marriage. It has already been implemented by Costa Rica and Ecuador and will be probably remembered as the catalyst for same-sex marriage legalization in the rest of the countries. Another pretty important event is the São Paulo Gay Pride Parade (Q429633), which is the biggest pride event in Latin America and has held the Guinness Record for biggest pride parade in the world in multiple years, it is attended by about 4 million people every year.

Another article that hasn't been created in many wikipedias is Homosexuality in pre-Columbian civilizations (Q5474808), which I already added to the list. It's pretty cool to learn how homosexuality was so integrated in many South American civilizations, for instance in the chimú culture. There are also more sinister topics related to homophobia that don't have articles yet, for instance, I've read a lot about how it was common in the 80's for young guys of rich families to go "gay hunting", i.e. go in groups in fancy cars to find gay or trans prostitutes in order to beat them up with bats. Apparently it was a common practice among the elite. I don't know if this only happened in Latin America though.

Back to happier topics, there are also many LGBT works of art (mainly books and movies) that have gained great notoriety throughout the world, like Hell Has No Limits (Q5369068), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Q646668), A Fantastic Woman (Q28127580), among many others. I'm a literature nerd so LGBT books are actually one of my focuses in wikipedia XD --Freddy eduardo (talk) 21:10, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for continuing to push for wikiprojectsEdit

Hi Bluerasberry,

Thanks for your tireless efforts to get things moving. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:57, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

AI legislationEdit

Dear Bluerasberry,

I contact you since you are marked among the "People who are interested" in Advanced technology page. As you might already know, the EU is working about a regulation of the AI environment, in order to promote its potential and at the same time to protect the citizens from unwanted uses. It is going to be an important moment for achieving the most empowering, safe and clear definition of the rights and duties related to the AI, affecting also Wikimedia's opportunities, not only inside EU. I kindly invite you to participate to the discussion, firstly by commenting the page that is dedicated to it, in order to draft Wikimedia's answers to this legislative initiative of the EU.

The linked page contains the questions from the public consultation by the European Commission on its Artificial Intelligence White Paper.

The EU's survey will remain open until 14 June 2020, but we will take input into account until 31 May 2020.

Thanks, --sNappy(talk) 21:26, 17 May 2020 (UTC)