Urgent: Incomplete candidate applicationEdit

Hello @Gilbert Ndihokubwayo: Thank you for applying as a candidate to the Movement Charter's Drafting Committee. This is a message to let you know that all the field of the application template are mandatory (except for adding a photo, which is optional). Because you have left one or more of the mandatory fields empty, your application is currently incomplete and, if not completed by 1 September, will not be considered during the selection process. We kindly ask you to complete the application as soon as possible. If you're facing any issues with this, please let me know and I'll do my best to help out --Abbad (WMF) (talk) 12:41, 5 August 2021 (UTC).Reply[reply]

My candidature to the Movement Charter's Drafting CommitteeEdit

Hello dear Abbad.

Thank you for your message, I am glad to kindly read from you about my candidature to the Movement Charter's Drafting Committee. I had encountered difficulties to submit my application, the reason why they are some field not fulfilled. I will redo and sent my candidature.

In the meantime, in the application template, I did not distinguish the “image” which is optional, and the “image caption”. Are these the same? If not, can you tell me what to fulfill at the “image caption” item? and how to do it? Waiting forward to reading from you! --Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 15:35, 5 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Gilbert Ndihokubwayo: Dear Gilbert, apologies for the delay in my reply (you haven't pinged me so I'd to manually check the talk page). To answer your question, the "image caption" is NOT needed unless you're adding an "image", which is completely optional and up to you (in other words, both the "image" and "image caption" are optional). I hope that helps. If you're having any other difficulty with completing your application, please let me know --Abbad (WMF) (talk) 10:07, 11 August 2021 (UTC).Reply[reply]

#WPWPCampaign2021: Learning and evaluationEdit

Hello Gilbert Ndihokubwayo,

Many thanks for participating in the WPWP campaign.

We are glad about the level of participation, this year and we are excited to inform you that over 900 volunteers around the world added photos to more than 250,000 articles in 298 languages Wikipedia. This year, we surpassed the 2020 edition's milestone by over 170%.

We are in the process of evaluating the WPWP campaign this year and we need your help. We'd love to get your feedback. Your feedback will allow us to better meet your expectations for the campaign in the next editions.

Please complete a brief survey so that we may learn about your participation in the campaign, strengths, challenges and your expectations. This information will enable us to improve the next editions of the Campaign.

Follow this link to the Survey:

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

Thank you in advance for taking this survey.  

Kind regards,
Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ]
Communication Manager, WPWP Campaign
-- Message sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:04, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On-Wiki Registration Wireframes FeedbackEdit

Hello Gilbert_Ndihokubwayo!

We are very excited to share with you the wireframes for the desktop version of the On-Wiki Registration Tool. Feel free to share your feedback on this update. Results of these feedback will help determine the next steps we take. Thank you in advance!

Creating registration for eventEdit


View full Registration Tool

Organizing RegistrationsEdit

Viewing, deleting, and messaging participants Managing Registrations

Participants RegistrationEdit

Participants Registration

Share your feedback!Edit

Do you see any advantage or disadvantage of any sort of our proposed event registration system?
Will it provide ease of access and use to you as a campaign organizer?
Does the proposed event registration provide convenience for registering participants?
What are the essential features this first version needs to have so that you can use it?
When you are running a campaign, what information do you typically send to participants, and where do you usually send it

(e.g., talk page, email, social media, etc)?

Do you prefer that we build the desktop version first or the mobile version of the registration system first?
Is there anything else you would like to add?

You may access more of these wireframes here. Thank you!

--IBrazal (WMF) (talk) 17:10, 24 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Leadership Development Working Group: Reminder to apply by 10 April 2022Edit

Hello, I'm reaching out to you today as you've previously expressed interest in Movement Strategy and Governance-related topics. I was hoping to share the below message with you and your talk page guests, as the call for applications for this working group ends soon.

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

The Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is supporting the creation of a global, community-driven Leadership Development Working Group. The purpose of the working group is to advise leadership development work. Feedback was collected in February 2022 and a summary of the feedback is on Meta-wiki. The application period to join the Working Group is now open and is closing soon on April 10, 2022. Please review the information about the working group, share with community members who might be interested, and apply if you are interested.

Thank you in advance for your consideration =) Xeno (WMF) (talk) 01:18, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Board electionsEdit

Hello. User:Sj and myself are group contact for the Wikimedian for Offline Wikis UserGroup. In July, our UG will participate to the vote to select the 6 people short-list of candidates. If you find the idea agreeable, you are warmly invited to share your thoughts with the group members, either on the talk page of the group or on our mailing list. Note that this is not an obligation of any sort, but simply an option to get our UG to know you better. Thank you for your interest. Anthere (talk) 18:29, 18 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Anthere, this is interresting to me, thank you for mentionning me. I have subscribed to the mailing list. Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 08:33, 19 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Email RequestEdit

Hi there! Thank you for submitting your candidacy for the 2022 Board of Trustees election. To make communicating easier, could you please send me your email address? Your email address will not be shared on-wiki. Your email address will only be used by myself, a fellow facilitator supporting the election, or the Deputy Chief of Staff who supports the Board. You may send your email to jkoerner wikimedia.org. Best, JKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:54, 26 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello JKoerner (WMF)!
Glad to read from you, thank you for your message!
I have sent you my email contact to your email jkoerner@wikimedia.org as requested.
Kind regards! Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 08:22, 27 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Join Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2022Edit

Hello Gilbert Ndihokubwayo,

Thank you for participating in the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos campaign last year.

We are glad to inform you that this year's edition started on 1 July, 2022. You are invited to participate in the campaign again to help improve the quality of Wikipedia articles with photos and contextual images. For more information about the campaign and how to participate, please visit the campaign page here.

If you have any questions or query please feel free to contact the organizing team, leave a message at the campaign's talkpage or send an email to wpwpcampaign gmail.com.

Kind regards, --Ammarpad (talk) 21:27, 5 July 2022 (UTC) (On behalf of the Organizing Team, WPWP Campaign 2022).Reply[reply]

Intervention à WikiFrancaEdit

Cher @Gilbert Ndihokubwayo

Le comité de programme de la WikiConvention a retenu votre intervention [Lire Wikipédia en Classe], mais uniquement sous forme de poster, qui sera affiché dans la salle atelier. Vous pourrez donc présenter votre projet aux personnes qui viendront vous voir à toute heure ou pendant le café. Si vous avez fait une demande de bourse complète (Afrique) qui n’a pas abouti, vous pouvez nous envoyer votre fichier pdf ou jpg et nous l’afficherons pour que les participants découvrent quand même votre projet. Indiquez bien votre contact dessus pour qu'ils puissent vous poser des questions s'ils le souhaitent.

Merci de nous faire parvenir votre visuel au 31 Août dernier délai. Geugeor Georges (talk) 20:41, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cher @Gilbert Ndihokubwayo

Pour le visuel, merci de privilégier le format pdf, portrait (et non paysage) et de suivre des exemples tels que ː 

Et surtout, faites relire votre texte ;) Votre visuel est à envoyer à l'adresse wikiconventionfr[AT]lists.wikimedia.fr pour le 31 août. Au plaisir de vous lire --Adelaide Calais WMFr (talk) 16:37, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cher @Gilbert Ndihokubwayo Nous n'avons toujours pas reçu votre poster. Bien à vous --Salah Ben-Boubaker WMFr (talk)

Wikimania Session Alert!Edit

Come listen to the members of the leadership development working group share updates about their work, goals and vision at Wikimania 2022: The Festival Edition! Learn how you can get involved with their efforts to create a shared leadership definition for the Wiki movement!

Panel Session:

Leadership Development Working Group: What are we doing and why?

Saturday 13th August

8.45am - 9.30am UTC

Bring your questions! Cassie Casares (talk) 00:18, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It sound so great and, I can't wait to attend the session.
See you then in the session. Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 05:53, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiConvention francophone 2022Edit


La WikiConvention approche à grands pas ! Afin que l’on puisse anticiper son organisation, pourriez-vous svp ajouter votre pseudo sous les conférences qui vous intéressent au lien qui suit :


Merci de votre compréhension et n’hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez des questions ! Wikimedia France (talk) 12:45, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translations and tvarsEdit

Hi Gilbert! Thank you for your recent translations for Tech News.

I just wanted to remind you that we should not translate the $tvar words themselves, as those must remain the same in every translation. E.g. I fixed them back with this edit.

Similarly, we need to keep the plain code for the "time/date" entries (I fixed those back in this edit).

That's it! Thanks again. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 01:29, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Quiddity (WMF)!
Thank you for your message, I’m happy you have fixed the words that I wouldn’t translate.
Please, what do I have to understand by “$tvar words”?
This will be helpful for me in future when translating items.
Kind regards! Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 17:48, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, sorry. The name "tvar" is the shortened version of "translation variable", and it means the pieces of translatable-text which should be identical in all the translations. It's usually used for links, and sometimes other pieces of content. It often helps to save effort for the translators by not having to copy or type a long link, and/or makes all the translations consistent.
E.g. in this screenshot, in the original wikitext you can see how the Wikilink is shortened to just a "variable" in the translation interface. This lets every translation (easily) use the same link: (screenshot) File:Translate extension tvars - translation variables.png
(Semi-related: I just saw that this wasn't explained in the documentation, so I've added that screenshot, and a paragraph of text, into mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Translation_example#Translation_editor! Hopefully that makes sense?)
It's a complex system, but that's the core aspect that is helpful to know about. Hope that helps! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 20:02, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great dear Quiddity (WMF)!
This is helpful. I take note of it for my future translating works, thank you for the clarification.
Kind regards! Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 20:35, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Quiddity (WMF)!
I have a question:
Is “$year-$week” in “Tech News: $year-$week” a “$tvar words” or not?
Please let me know, thank you! Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 08:21, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yup, those are tvars. You can check by comparing the translated text for another language, and the output. E.g.
Hope that helps! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 18:36, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Quiddity (WMF),
This helps me, great! Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 08:51, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Gilbert. One note, and one question
  • Question: In the first translated bulletpoint of this week's edition, you had not used the $templatelinks tvar. I have attempted to stuff it in there, but perhaps if you see this within the next ~2 hours, you'd be able to fix it properly?
  • Note: In the same section, there was a plain wikilink to an English article. When you see links formatted like that, it is done with the expectation that editors will change it as they feel is appropriate, by either
    1. linking to the local language article (if it exists)
    2. leaving the link to the Enwiki article (if enough community members are likely to be to able to read the English article) [I changed the /rn translation to do this, for now]
    3. removing the link altogether
Hope that helps! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 20:03, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations on Finishing the Organizer Lab Beta! Edit

  Organizer Lab Barnstar and Badge
For completing the Beta version of the Organizer Lab!

Keep up the great work and I hope you continue to practice and share the skills you learned in the course. If you have any questions, or ever need any additional help, reach out to the Campaigns program team :) Astinson (WMF) (talk) 23:49, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you Alex!
It was wonderful for me to have you as my teacher. Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 16:47, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

P.S. you can add Template:Organizer Lab User Box or the badge image File:Badge-COA.png to your user page.

Astinson (WMF) (talk) 23:49, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We need your feedback on a tool from the Wikimedia SummitEdit

Reminder: the guide to using Baserow, presented during the Wikimedia Summit.

Hi! I'm contacting you as one of the participants in the Wikimedia Summit 2022, to kindly ask for your feedback through a 5-10 minute survey to evaluate 'Baserow' (note: the survey is on a Google form).

Baserow was a tool through which participants in the Summit co-created a database of Movement Strategy activities. We hope to learn from you how useful it may be to keep using it in the future to help document and connect on Movement Strategy work.

You are welcome and encouraged to fill out the survey in any language. Your feedback would be very appreciated --Abbad (WMF) (talk) 14:21, 16 February 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]