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Template Wizard script available for testing edit
Hello. I'm contacting you because you voted for the Infobox Wizard in the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey.
The Infobox Wizard has gotten an upgrade - it's now a Template Wizard which works for infoboxes and all other templates. The feature is being developed as an extension (which will allow for localization) but there is a prototype user script which works well.
The Wishlist Team would love it if you could take a few minutes to try the Template Wizard prototype script out and give us feedback on whether it lives up to your expectations. This feedback will help build the script into an extension. To get started, add the following to your Special:MyPage/common.js -
The Template Wizard will show up as a puzzle-piece icon in the 2010 WikiEditor. You can click on the icon to insert a template. Your thoughts are needed on whether it makes sense for the wizard to be available for all users by default or if there should be a preference for it. If it's a preference, what should the default be? Please leave your feedback here. Thank you! -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:41, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
JSTOR account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library) edit
Hi - according to our records you received a free account for JSTOR 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 JSTOR 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 JSTOR 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 September; if you request renewal after then we will only be able to reactivate your account if we have spots remaining. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
The Community Wishlist Survey edit
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)
Hello Checkingfax, this is Chris Schilling. I'm a program officer managing the Rapid Grants program. I had two comments on your feedback on the above proposal:
- I have moved your comments from the endorsements section to the talk page. The convention in the Grants: namespace is for comments / feedback / general discussion to go to the talk page where applicants can respond to them.
- Your comments violate the behavioral expectations for community members providing feedback on grant proposals, and I have refactored them accordingly. It is not a problem to express concerns that the budget seems too high, and to request clarity or ask questions about why the budget was prepared in this way. Applicants are expected to respond to these sorts of concerns before we make a funding decision. However, it is not acceptable to accuse applicants of malicious intent, as this effectively drives people away from applying for grants because of a hostile atmosphere. We expect community feedback to be constructive and respectful, and there are productive ways of doing this even when there are concerns about the specifics of a proposal or a budget. If you would like support on providing this kind of feedback in the future, please feel free to reach out, and I will be happy to support you.
Chit & chat edit
Meta is not a place for users to "share their version of their negative experiences related to their perceived abuse on any of the twelve Wikimedia projects". This project doesn't exist to continue grievances/disputes from other projects, except when it falls in scope of existing legitimate enforcement processes and when local processes do not exist or have failed. It's especially not in-scope for there to be a page whose sole purpose is to facilitate and protect non-evidence-based aspersions and accusations.
Importantly, you present this page in mainspace, using the pronoun "we", and writing in a manner that is intended to give a sense of legitimacy behind the stated purpose and scope of the page. This could very easily be misinterpreted by other contributors, who could be influenced to believe that this is a consequence-free accusation zone to air disputes that have already been rejected by the relevant enforcement bodies. Such a misunderstanding could have very negative results for all users involved.
Meta-Wiki often sees contributors come to this project after being blocked on their home wiki, seeking the global community to step in and "fix" local enforcement processes. Where this is periodically very legitimate and necessary, in the vast majority of cases users resort to baseless aspersions and personal attacks. Rather than creating a page for people to do this, we should (and do) funnel people to existing enforcement processes: RfCs, and in many cases stewards.
Having explained this, are you okay if I move this page to your userspace? At the very least I will add a note at the top about the actual origin of the page, and that its implied immunity for users engaging in personal attacks is false. Best regards, Vermont (🐿️—🏳️🌈) 16:35, 23 March 2023 (UTC)
- Oh wait, just saw this.
- SCP incredibly kindly asked you, in a revert summary, to stop edit warring with WMF staff on the WMF TOU updates page...and you responded by:
- a) claiming that referring to your multiple reverts of WMF staff as edit warring was "defamatory", "libelous", "overstated", and "scurrilous" (I learned a new word today!)
- b) proceded to accuse SCP of edit warring...who had edited the page once...to revert your edit warring
- c) accusing other contributors of damaging your "rep" by "directing" "this kind of behaivor" are you
- d) After an admin, also very kindly, explained that your actions were agressive, edit warring, and not acceptable...you responded with a literal 20-word string of insults and aspersions, before claiming that you are the one being attacked.
- If you're unable to recognize the many problems in engaging in an edit war with WMF staff on a page created by WMF staff to present something they're working on...that's not okay. And instead of accepting that your conduct was not within policy, you rather strongly insulted the multiple users who raised concerns with your conduct.
- This is not how civil, constructive discourse happens, and this conduct is not welcome on this project. Your account is thus blocked indefinitely. Regards, Vermont (🐿️—🏳️🌈) 16:49, 23 March 2023 (UTC)
- Vermont - Thank you. I am totally open to discussing wording changes on the page's talk page. My plan also is to run it through WMF Legal folx and address any fine point issues they raise. I'm busy for a minute but please know I'm a worthy Wikimedian, acting in good faith, and with your help, and others, we can make something work, or ashcan it. Nobody will be posting any stories until it's greenlighted. The current processes we have are broken, and I want to help. Hit me back on the talk page with ideas and issues. Most editors I know in this movement use the royal "we". Thanks. Take care always. Cheers! WikiWikiWayne (talk) 17:01, 23 March 2023 (UTC)
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