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Report due for les sans pagEs edit

Hi DNdubane, hope your day is going fine ː) I submitted the report for les sans pagEs as the secretary of our association had done it. but did not know wheree to forward it. Sorry for the delay. Could you change our status to compliant ? I have registered for the wikimedia summit and we need to be compliant on April 18... Sorry to bother you with that. Kind regards, Nattes Nattes à chat (talk) 12:49, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Nattes à chat, thanks for this message. This has now been resolved =) --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:21, 21 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Haiti report edit

Hello @DNdubane (WMF) I had submitted the report for Community Wikimedia User Group Haiti since last masts. but we don't stop receiving notifications and we're not up to date on the page. I try to do it again nothing changes. I would need help. What more can I do? or what are we missing? I would appreciate your support. Please! Kitanago (talk) 12:26, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Kitanago:, thanks for this message. I have now update your reporting status on the portal. Your 2021-2022 report will be due in Novemebr 2022. Thank you for the work you are doing, and if there support you need, please do not hestitate to leave me a message here or send me an email. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 12:50, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

 Thank you very much! @DNdubane (WMF) Kitanago (talk) 23:13, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Offline Usergroup edit

The report has been submitted several days ago already. It should not be out of compliance... How to fix that ? Anthere (talk) 13:31, 19 September 2022 (UTC)(I forgot to sent the email to wikimedia-l though. Doing that now) Anthere (talk) 13:31, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi there @Anthere:, the reporting status has now been updated :) -- DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 15:39, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Dumi Anthere (talk)

Wikimedians of Kerala User Group Annal report 2021-22 edit

Hello @DNdubane (WMF) I had submitted the report for Wikimedians of Kerala User Group 2021-22. I updated the report in the data portal. Hope things are resolved. Sorry for the delay. Regards, Ranjithsiji (talk) 16:42, 14 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Reports edit

Hi! I was looking for up-to-date information on UG activities just this week, and left a message here for your colleague, but am now noticing your pings on several talkpages on the topic. Will this page be updated any time soon? If not, is there a different page that one can review the status of affiliates (as a non-WMF person)?

Context: we are creating a draft for the ratification process for one of the MovStrat goals, and insights in the compliance of affiliates is one of the bottle necks in the process outline still. It would be great if we (and the broader community in general) could do these checks themselves and don't have to rely on WMF support for this. Ciell (talk) 17:37, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Ciell, thank you for your patience. The page is now up to date, after some hiatus during the office break. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 10:25, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for confirming Dumisani! I was confused by the page history, but reviewing your edits there might be an automated Lua model behind the table that keeps the things up to date? Just to make sure, since we are drafting a future methodology. Ciell (talk) 19:02, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Ciell, yes the Affiliates reports page is semi automated via a gadget and lua tables. I manage compliance checks on the back ground and I update the reports page every forthnight. Best --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:48, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
Great, thanks! This was exactly the information I was looking for. :) Ciell (talk) 10:31, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Gungbe Wikimedians User Group 2022 annual report edit

Hello @DNdubane (WMF), I have submitted the group's annual report on the portal and also posted a message on the mailing list. However, the table is still showing pending. Kindly look into it. Thanks.-- Samatics (talk) 03:31, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

@DNdubane (WMF),
In the field "languages supported by affiliate" on the WAD portal, the gungbe language is not included in the drop-down. Please assist to update this. Also, we have updated our second primary contact some months ago but your annual report notification this did not reflect this. please check your mail for the reminder I dropped there (including the mail trail). Thanks. -- Samatics (talk) 08:47, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Samatics, thanks for this message. I have updated your organization's compliance status and I have filled a bug ticket to add Gungbe in the language list. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 10:23, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Form a new user group for translation works edit

Hi DNdubane, I would like to set up a new group to support the translation works from English to Vietnamese on Meta and other Vietnamese projects. I don't know whether this group will be allowed according to Wikimedia policies. Let me know what you think about this proposal. Thank you!  A l p h a m a  Talk 08:13, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Alphama, That sounds like a great idea. It would have more impact if you considered including other south East Asia languages too. If you need to discuss futher please send me an email. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 10:22, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Muj(lh)eres latinoamericanas en Wikimedia edit

Dear Dumisani:

We are receiving a Reminder Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting, but I uploaded the report. I do not know why it is not at the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Reports page. What can we do? Jalu (talk) 17:03, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Jaluj, my apologies for those notifications. I have removed these from the talk page and I confirm that your organization is compliant.--DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 10:20, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Re:(Initial Review) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting edit

The annual report of the group of Wikimedians of Peru User Group for 2022 was sent on January 20 through the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal. This report also appears in the existing reports section of the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal. The list of all the previous reports can be found on the page of the Wikimedistas de Perú user group.

Can you please indicate if there is another page in the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal where I should send the report?

Best regards --Ovruni (talk) 19:08, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedistas de Ecuador status edit

Hello, @DNdubane. I've noticed that you removed Wikimedistas de Ecuador from the list of Wikimedia user groups due to our Affiliation status has lapsed. I'm part of the user group, but I had no idea if this decision was took because of a missing annual report or something else. We were trying to reactivate our organization; it was difficult but our members still want to be part of the events. My reason to write these lines is to ask you: What can we do to solve the problem and be part of the list again? I really hope you can help us to get our status renewal. Thanks for the time. -- Sageo (talk) 18:49, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Sageo, please send me an email (dndubane so that we can discuss this issue further, and I will be happy to assit your group to regain its affiliation status. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:10, 23 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thanks a lot. I really aprecciate your reply. I'll send you an email right now. -- Sageo (talk) 17:15, 23 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikimédiens du Burkina Faso edit

Hello, please do not mark pages for translation, if their translation markup is as bad as it was on that page. You can find a guideline for marking pages for translation on --Ameisenigel (talk) 14:09, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Ameisenigel, thanks for fixing that page much appreciated! - DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 18:47, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

Re: (Initial Review) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting edit

Dear @DNdubane,

we have just submit the Wikimedia Italia's annual financial report through the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal. Could you please check if the procedure is correct? Anyway, we are waiting to receive the english version of the annual activity report, once received we will publish it immediately.

Best regards -- Alice montrasio (WMIT) (talk) 08:56, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Alice montrasio (WMIT), thanks for this message. Indeed I can see your financial report was submitted correctly for the 2022 financial year. Can you also do the same for the activities report. You can submit it in italian at the moment and add a translation later. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:28, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedians of Lagos User Group - Annual Report 2022-2023 edit

Hello @DNdubane (WMF), We have submitted our activity report but it is still showing pending. One of the languages we support, Naijá, is not in the list of languages. kindly update. We have shared on the mailing list too. Please update accordingly. Thank you. Jonywikis (talk) 04:22, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Jonywikis, thank you for this message. Your organization's status has now been updated. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 17:25, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Update on User Group application edit

Dear @DNdubane (WMF), I am writing you to ask for feedback and update on our application for a user group in Ewe Wikimedians Community User Group. I have sent email messages to you without any reply. Your response and feedback will be appreciated. Best regrds. Mauteld (talk) 05:07, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply

(Third Reminder) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting UAE User group edit

Hello Dumisani, I have sent the report a least 3 times. and I have sent an email several month ago to affcom and to all the affiliations making list. so I really don't understand why you send us this message. can you solve this question ? please let me know
March: [1]; April : [2], [3] Reda Kerbouche (talk) 06:44, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Need for Clarification regarding Fulfulde Wikimedians Community User Group Application edit

Hello @DNdubane (WMF), we have been applying for recognition as a community of editors working on Fulfulde language version of Wikipedia since 2022 but our application got rejected and without a word from members of the AffCom in order to learn what has been the reason behind the rejection or get to know what else needs to be done to meet the requirements if there's anything missing. We hope that you can provide us with feedback as we seen you recently remove our application from the pipelines. Thank you in advance for your response.

Best regards,

De-Invincible (talk) 08:04, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Good day @De-Invincible
As you may know, your user group application was declined by the Affiliations Committee less than 6 months ago. As a result, we cannot accept your application until after 31 December 2023. Please note all the aspects that were cited in the final communication and review these thoroughly before sending in an application.
Best regards
DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 08:45, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thank you sir @DNdubane (WMF), we noted this and will abide by it by not sending another application untill the time stated is reached. However, there was no any final communication/feedback recieved from the AffCom as at the time of the review. In fact we don't actually know what areas need to be strengthen before applying again. As this will be helpful for our community members, I will like to kindly request for your support on sending us again the final communication in either of this emails: or Thank you so much sir for your help.
Best regards, De-Invincible (talk) 06:12, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Kanuri Wikimedians User Group edit

Dear @DNdubane (WMF) hope you doing great. I will like to inform you we make some upgrades for our proposal I hope u will look into it. Best regards Umargana1 (talk) 06:34, 16 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Some duplicated notifications edit

Hello, Dumisani!

I noticed that you sent notifications of missing reports to several talk pages. Please, note that some of them were sent two, three or more times.

Just letting you know. If you are already working on fixing it, you can ignore this message. Regards! —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 01:31, 7 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Actually, it was sent by @DAlangi (WMF), but signed as you. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 01:35, 7 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Teles, thanks for bringing this to our attention. It looks like we have had a bug in our gadget. We are working to resolve and then I will update the status shortly.--DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 08:33, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Commons Photographers User Group edit

Dear Dumisani Ndubane, i uploaded the report on January 1, can you see what went wrong? Ailura (talk) 13:03, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Ailura, thanks for your patience. We are working to resolve a bug in our gadget, and then I will be able to update the compliance status shortly. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 08:37, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

West Bengal Wikimedians User Group annual report edit

Hello, you and @DAlangi (WMF): has sent three messages in total in last two days that our organization is currently past due on its required annual reporting past due in 2023-03-15. On the contrary, we have already submitted the annual activity report on 2023-03-16. But we have been placed under "Report past due" in the Reports portal by you. As far as we understand, our next reporting time is within 2024-03-15 which is two months from now. I have also asked the questions here and pinged you but you didn't respond and sent us another notification. Can you please clarify what is wrong going on here? -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 14:32, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Bodhisattwa, thanks for bringing this to my attention. It seems we have a bug in our gadget. We are working to fix that and then I can update compliance status shortly. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 08:35, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hello, you have sent two more messages in the talk pages of the user group about the same and we are still under Report past date even after your update by you on the module. Are they part of testing your faulty gadget? Because this constant bombardment of faulty messages are making us anxious even though we are fully compliant. I would suggest to clean up the faulty messages from our talk page, so that there is no false impression about us by outsiders seeing your messages. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 07:51, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hello again, you have sent two more messages for the same faulty warning and have put us in out of compliance level 5. This is not acceptable as we are fully compliant. Please stop your tool if that is not working and resume once its ok to operate. The tone of the messages are very hostile and stressing us out. You are not even responding about any updates and reverting the messages. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 10:06, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Vietnam Wikimedians User Group edit

I already submitted the report; can you double-check it? Our group has received your four messages.  A l p h a m a  Talk 04:42, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Alphama, thanks for bringing this to my attention. We seem to have a bug in our gadget. We are working to fix that and then I will be able to update compliance status shortly.--DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 08:36, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

question translate edit

Dear Dumisani, thank you for deleting Wikimedistas Artes de Nuestras Islas (ADN Islas) of the Category:Wikimedia User Group Applicant Working to Satisfy Criteria. Can I ask you to guide us in order to go to the correct direction? Furthermore, I have a question that will improve the still new group: where is the guideline in Meta to have a link in several language? As the group ADN Islas works multilingual refered to the region of the Caribbean, this is a must and I don't know where to find the indications in Meta. Thank you in advance. Galahmm (talk) 13:35, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Request for help any questions related to our user group edit

Hello DNdubane (WMF),

French : Nous avons récemment soumis notre demande de reconnaissance à partir de l’adresse de WikiLinguila, mais nous sommes un peu confus de ne pas recevoir un accuse de réception de la part d'un membre d'AffCom pour nous rassurer si la demande peut être à quel niveau et ça nous inquiète un tout petit peu, voilà pourquoi je me permets de vous écrire, veuillez accepter nos sincères excuses et notre considération témoignée puisque nous avons bien conscience que nous devons vous laisser votre temps pour tout traitement de dossier, en attente d’un retour de votre part, nous vous transmettons nos salutations chaleureuses. Merci d’avance Objet: User group request: Wikimedia Community User Group Linguila [minority languages of central africa]

English : We have recently submitted our application for recognition from WikiLinguila’s address, but we are a little confused not to receive an acknowledgement of receipt or a feedback from an AffCom member to reassure us if the application can be at what level and it worries us a little, this is why I take the liberty of writing to you, please accept our sincere apologies and our consideration shown as we are well aware that we must give you your time for any processing of file, awaiting a return from you, we send you our warm greetings. Thanks in advance Subject: User group request: Wikimedia Community User Group Linguila [minority languages of central africa]

CapitainAfrika (talk) 10:45, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Community User Group Belarus edit

Hello, DNdubane (WMF)! How are you? I wrote the answer concerning the Belarusian User Group report at Talk:Wikimedia Community User Group Belarus#(Third_Reminder) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting on January 18th. I also e-mailed a similar message. Has either of those answeres been recieved, as well as the annual report? Best wishes from Belarus,--W (talk) 09:40, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hello @W, thank you for submitting your organization's report. I have now updated your compliance status. Your next report will be due in August 2024. Best regards -- DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:57, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Checking Annual Report Status edit

Hello @DNdubane (WMF),

I submitted the annual report of the Wikimedia Community User Group Haiti twice. It appears the due report status does not change. Could you check for me please?


> Kitanago (talk) 15:23, 9 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Kitanago, thanks for this message. I will look into this and get back to you. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 18:09, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
thanks ! Kitanago (talk) 18:03, 11 March 2024 (UTC)Reply