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Request for Wikimedia Conference 2019Edit

Hi Cornelius, I would like to request that at WMCON 2019 that there be a session about creating standards for financial transparency and financial reporting requirements for Wikimedia organizations. I would like to participate in that discussion, preferably in person but also remotely if I do not attend the conference in person. Thanks! --Pine 19:44, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Dear Pine;
thanks for your message. It's good to hear that you are interested in the program of the next conference. However, I cannot give you any guarantee that such a session will be scheduled, mainly for two reasons: a) The conference will change its format, in the future, the program will be designed according to the Movement Strategy process. b) As in 2017 in 2018 for the Movement Strategy track, we will use, presumably, an open space format for this conference. That means sessions can neither be "requested" in advance, nor proposed by me. Furthermore, as you know from past conferences, a remote attendance is not and will not be possible. Nevertheless, I'll keep you updated via the regular channels. Best regards, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 23:46, 15 August 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)

Editing News #2—2018Edit

14:15, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Fall 2018 editionEdit

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

Community updates
Things to do / input and feedback requests


Since the last newsletter:

Presentations / Press / Events
Partners and allies
  • The info portal on Structured Commons now includes a section on GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).
  • We are currently planning the first GLAM pilot projects that will use structured data on Wikimedia Commons. One project has already started: the Swedish Heritage Board researches and develops a prototype tool to provide improved metadata (translations, data additions...) from Wikimedia Commons back to the source institution. Read the project brief.
  • The documentation for batch uploads of files to Wikimedia Commons will be improved in 2019, as part of preparing for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons. To prepare, the GLAM team at the Wikimedia Foundation wants to understand better which types of documentation you already use, and how you like to learn new GLAM-Wiki skills and knowledge. Fill in a short survey to provide input!
Stay up to date!

-- Keegan (WMF) (talk)

Message sent by MediaWiki message delivery - 17:58, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Captions in JanuaryEdit

The previous message from today says captions will be released in November in the text. January is the correct month. My apologies for the potential confusion. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - file captions coming this week (January 2019)Edit

My apologies if this is a duplicate message for you, it is being sent to multiple lists which you may be signed up for.

Hi all, following up on last month's announcement...

Multilingual file captions will be released this week, on either Wednesday, 9 January or Thursday, 10 January 2019. Captions are a feature to add short, translatable descriptions to files. Here's some links you might want to look follow before the release, if you haven't already:

  1. Read over the help page for using captions - I wrote the page on because captions are available for any MediaWiki user, feel free to host/modify a copy of the page here on Commons.
  2. Test out using captions on Beta Commons.
  3. Leave feedback about the test on the captions test talk page, if you have anything you'd like to say prior to release.

Additionally, there will be an IRC office hour on Thursday, 10 January with the Structured Data team to talk about file captions, as well as anything else the community may be interested in. Date/time conversion, as well as a link to join, are on Meta.

Thanks for your time, I look forward to seeing those who can make it to the IRC office hour on Thursday. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:09, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Passing byEdit

Hi! Happened to notice Wikimedia_Summit_2019/Program#7._Progress_check-in - it seems it should be point 6 per the schedule underneath? Not sure though. :) --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:08, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Indee, thank you, Erica! --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 15:25, 26 March 2019 (UTC)


Kostenloser Hinweis: Die Links von deiner Benutzerseite funktionieren nicht auf den lokalen Benutzerseiten.
Übrigens könntet ihr es mal so einrichten dass man nicht vorgegaukelt bekommt dass man hier Seiten bearbeiten kann und man Ende, Ätsch Bätsch den Hinweis bekommt dass das nicht geht, wenn man den edit abschicken will. --Itu (talk) 17:31, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Hallo @Itu:, danke für den Hinweis. Wie du vielleicht bemerkt hast, werden Meta-Seiten immer als Rückfallebene genommen, falls in einem lokalen Wiki keine lokale Benutzerseite vorhanden ist. Ich hab die Links jetzt korrigiert (was zu der skurrilen Situation führt, dass man [[:metawiki:]] innerhalb des Meta-Wikis schreibt).
Wen meinst du mit „ihr“?
Grüße, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 20:19, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
Ihr=wikimedia. Wer auch immer genau zuständig ist. --Itu (talk) 20:37, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #1—July 2019Edit

18:33, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

2020 summit travel questionEdit

For those seeking to arrive in the region earlier than the meeting, and planning to bring a guest, will an attendee able to get a portion of their travel cost reimbursed, while paying for the travel of the guest?--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 17:58, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi RightCowLeftCoast,
I think I don't get your question entirely, but I try to answer it: We cannot pay anyone else's travel, but only the travel of the person selected by the Wikimedia affiliate. Only direct travel to and from Germany can be paid. Travel within Europe is not reimbursable. Hope that helps. Best regards, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 18:09, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
@Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE): What I am trying to say, if I can pay for my own travel, and for the guest, can I get reimbursed up to the amount that it would have cost for direct and return travel to and from Germany? For instance if my total cost is Y, but it would have only cost X, can I get reimbursed for X, while I continue to pay for Y-X?--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 17:37, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
RightCowLeftCoast: No. We cannot pay travel costs for someone else. We book and pay everyone's travel directly, and do not pay or reimburse travel costs for people who do not attend the conference, and there are no exceptions in this regard. --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 17:45, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE): I am not seeking for Wikimedia to pay for the travel cost of someone else; just myself. It would be unreasonable for me to ask Wikimedia to pay for the travel of someone not invited; thus why I didn't ask that (I think there might have been some initial misunderstanding of my previous questions). That said, can I book my own travel and accommodations, and get reimbursed the cost that Wikimedia would have spent for direct travel? --RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 17:50, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - blogs posted in Wikimedia SpaceEdit

There are two separate blog entries for Structured Data on Commons posted to Wikimedia Space that are of interest:

  • Working with Structured Data on Commons: A Status Report, by Lucas Werkmeister, discusses some ways that editors can work with structured data. Topics include tools that have been written or modified for structured data, in addition to future plans for tools and querying services.
  • Structured Data on Commons - A Blog Series, written by me, is a five-part posting that covers the basics of the software and features that were built to make structured data happen. The series is meant to be friendly to those who may have some knowledge of Commons, but may not know much about the structured data project.
I hope these are informative and useful, comments and questions are welcome. All the blogs offer a comment feature, and you can log in with your Wikimedia account using oAuth. I look forward to seeing some posts over there. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:33, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

CEE integration to strategy discussionsEdit

Hey, Ive red your wish from CEE Meeting 2016, how you would CEE communities should be integrated into that process? Juandev (talk) 12:42, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pagesEdit

11:11, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

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