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I replied on RFH. πr2 (t • c) 13:37, 9 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thank you! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 12:55, 10 April 2013 (UTC)Reply
Replied again. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:52, 15 April 2013 (UTC)Reply



Do you want it targeted by country, language, or both? And should it be worldwide on Commons? PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:16, 23 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

(and can you update exactly what you want on Centralnotice/Calendar?) PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:17, 23 April 2013 (UTC)Reply
Sorry for being unclear. It should be based on the country, with the main language of the country as the standard (i.e. German for anyone accessing from Austria). In the case of Spain: if the users in Spain have Spanish as their setting that translation should be shown, if they have Catalan that version should be shown. First I was thinking that it should be the same for for Finland (with Swedish and Finnish), but as those CentralNotices have different links I realize that it would not be the best solution (so just show Finnish for users from Finland). So only for Spain the language should change depending on the settings.
It should be worldwide on Commons.
I have tried to clarified it on the Calendar. Thanks, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 14:52, 23 April 2013 (UTC)Reply



What if a Spanish person has e.g. Croatian in their settings? What version should be shown, Spanish or English? English might be easier. PiRSquared17 (talk) 13:54, 30 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Yes, that would be the best! So you are looking into this again? That would make my day :) John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 14:01, 30 April 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hi. Jalexander has answered our doubts in WM:RFH. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:02, 30 April 2013 (UTC)Reply
Regarding translations, you can see/edit them from here. If you edit a language, set the language status to "ready" so we can know when to apply them to the CN. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 00:13, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
I have fixed with all the messages now. Does it look okay? I am not sure if it is suppose to look like this "Durant el mes de maig esteu convidats a participar en el [{{{URL-2}}} concurs Wiki Loves Public Art] fent fotos del tresor d'art públic!", i.e. with the link and the {{{URL-2}}} in the text. If not they should be removed before going out. Best John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 07:21, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
As you hadn't added them before I removed the link and the {{{URL-2}}} now... I hope it is okay! :) John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 07:50, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hi. Yes, they will not work if I understood the docs correctly. Can I commit the updated messages? Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:55, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
The URL-2 thing inside the text won't work. Banners are raw HTML, not Wikitext. And I like the way the links look now. :) I think they were fine when I uploaded the messages a while back. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:06, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Oh, I see you broke the link. Sorry if I didn't explicitly mention this before! PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:07, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
@PiRSquared17: Hehe, no problem. I am a newbie when it comes to the CN... But I hope that everything is alright now :). John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 19:20, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
@MarcoAurelio: If you with "commit the updated message" mean that you will activate the CentralNotice banner on all language versions then: yes please do! :) I saw that it was on at de.wikipedia today, but not the other language versions. Is there something we have to do locally as well or will you fix everything? Thank you kindly for all your help! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 19:17, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
You're welcome. Messages updated! - The banner was activated today at 00:01, as requested. You can see the current banner settings at [1]. Please note that we currently have more global banners activated (ie: WMF elections are being advertised too) so banners will be changing probably each time you load a page. Geolocation prevents that if you are not accessing the wiki through the countries and territories listed there, you will see no banner at all. Hope that it helps! PiRS can correct me if I'm wrong ;-) Regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:38, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Great, thank you! Well, I saw it on de.wikipedia at least (and I am sitting in Stockholm). I have not seen it on sv.wikipedia today though (only the one about WMF elections), despite reloading the page multiple times with two different user accounts.
Perhaps you could have a second look if everything is set right? I will try on another computer tomorrow as well.
Also, we might want the CentralNotice activated on the Hebrew Wikipedia as well in the coming days, is that possible? (Like the other the translation can be found on commons:Commons:Wiki Loves Public Art 2013/Translation team‎). Best Jopparn (talk) 21:23, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hi again!. Banner was activated on hewiki too. WMF election banners were set with priority over the rest by the Foundation so they will show more time than the other banners. I'll be having busy days from now until probably the end of the month. I'll try to assist you whenever I can in this time, but I suggest that you contact with User:Jalexander as he knows CentralNotice much better than me. He is also a Foundation employee; and knows the preference rules on banners, etc. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:04, 2 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hi! Thank you for the help! However, could you cancel it on hewiki? They don't want it activated. I will talk to Jalexander as well. Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 17:58, 2 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
This was done! :) Jalexander (talk) 18:05, 2 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

CentralNotice for WLPA on Commons


Is there a particular reason why you want to have a worldwide banner for WLPA on Commons? This is something that even we at WLM did not decide to have (for obvious reasons)… odder (talk) 14:46, 6 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Aha, then I was misinformed. We were thinking that it would be beneficial for the Commons community in general to know about large photo contests like this, and that it was done during WLM as well. But if that was incorrect I will adjust the request accordingly. Thank you kindly for pointing it out! Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 15:03, 6 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Done! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 15:08, 6 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

WLPA banner in Israel


I left a note in our thread on my talk page as well however so that you see this ASAP: I have turned off Hebrew and Israel completely. The wiki loves israel website has been compromised and is serving up js scripts files from multiple websites known to distribute malware. I would ask that you also get the other teams to remove that link from all other WLPA sites. I'll send this as an email to you as well. Jalexander (talk) 22:33, 16 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Fixed apparently, so reverted some of my edits on hewiki. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:08, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

de-formal translation


Is there a given de-formal translation too? I guess you could just change it to "können Sie", but there's no way I'm doing that without confirmation. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:33, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Is there any template for de-formal, where we could put the translation? I do not know exactly which text you mean. If it is the Central Notice, I am not shure if it can be switched from de to de-formal in the de.WP. Kind regards from --Beppo.S (WMAT) (talk) 10:34, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
You can set your language in Special:Preferences to "de-formal". Yes, it can be put into regular CentralNotice translation. So far I have used "de" and "de-at". So should show "Sie-Form" German, whereas or should show regular (Du-Form/informal) German. Currently the "de-formal" one shows English text, which is for the generic (Commons) banner. It should have the localized Austrian German one. Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 10:46, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for the information. I did not find the page, where I could add that translation, but you are right: you only have to replace "kannst du" with "können Sie". Please don't hesitate to change that. Regards from --Beppo.S (WMAT) (talk) 11:40, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hi! - I asked some days ago MF-Warburg (talk · contribs) to do that translation, but I didn't posted it to the CN because we both wanted other to review it. You can find the translated de-formal messages here. If you tell me they're OK, we will push the changes. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:26, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
@MarcoAurelio: The messages have since been updated. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:31, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Well, the link to the translate tool is there so they can be modified. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:33, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply



Hi John, I promised to ping you and here I do. If you have further questions regarding the working group on senior citizens at DivCon, just let me know. Best --Michael Jahn WMDE (talk) 13:18, 11 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Learning Pattern session


Hey John! so great to meet you at the divcon. I hope that you made it home safely! During your talk, I found myself writing down several good/best practices you have discovered with your outreach work. These things lend themselves perfectly to learning patterns, and I don't want them to remain only in berlin! they should be shared broadly! Are you available this week to join the Learning Patterns hackathon to help capture some of those learnings? let me know if you can make it ... if not, no problem, you can check it out on your own :) Jwild (talk) 00:21, 13 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Umepedia Challenge


Hi John, It works better for the Dutch Wikipedia to have a list of wanted articles in the local village pump, so that is what I did: nl:Wikipedia:De_kroeg#Mei_de_schrijfmaand:_Umepedia_Challenge. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 23:13, 29 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hi Romaine! Thank you kindly for your help with promoting the contest! As long as people sign up and list their contributions on the participant page anything works for me :-) John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 17:35, 30 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hello John Andersson, Good news! All 40 articles from the list have been translated/written on the Dutch Wikipedia! This was mostly done by DirkVE. Romaine (talk) 03:32, 29 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
Great! Thank you Romaine! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 11:36, 30 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Umepedia Commons


Hey John, I've started to translate in Turkish to help for you. But there's a situation. I can't find visual materials much more. Any options? Kahve6 (talk) 14:30, 4 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hi Kahve6! There are quite a few Turkish immigrants in Umeå, so that's really valuable! I am not quite sure that I understand your question. Do you mean that you can't find good images for the article your working on? Which article is it and what type of image would you like? Perhaps one of the local volunteers could help and take a photo. Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 16:10, 4 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Umepedia Challenge


Sir, I was thinking of creating the articles at first and then add more information. Right now i have created all the articles in Punjabi. Now i am making them in Hindi. Then i am thinking about Urdu and Western Punjabi. How about increasing the number and then i take them from the very beginning and start improving them ? --Satdeep gill (talk) 16:29, 13 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Dear Satdeep, I do not want to reduce the fun for you, but I am afraid that this would send the wrong signals and trigger more participants to create very short articles, and they might not go back and improve them afterwards. Hence, to prevent that and keep the overall quality high I would kindly ask you to first focus on improving the once in Punjabi and Hindi that you have created, and then continue with the others. Best of luck, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 16:45, 13 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
I have improved two of them now. pa:ਕੁਲਟੂਰਵਾਵੇਨ and pa:ਊਮਿਓ ਟਾਊਨ ਹਾਲ. Now i will keep working on both of them simultaneously. If you agree ? I will create new as well as improve the previous ones. --Satdeep gill (talk) 17:22, 13 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
I am happy to see that! If the new and old articles have that much information in them the potential problem is solved! Regards, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 19:11, 13 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
Till now, I have improved 21 articles. I was thinking of creating a few new articles also. Side by side i will be expanding the previous ones also. --Satdeep gill (talk) 03:15, 14 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
For the past two days i have laid more stress on improving all the previous articles and i have just added three new articles. But i have received no reply from you and i am getting demoralized. --Satdeep gill (talk) 09:58, 15 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hi Satdeep, my post above from 19:11, 13 May 2014 (UTC) still very much stands :-).
Thank you once again for your hard work on expanding the articles. It's a pleasure to see them turning into a really valuable educational resource :-)! Best regards, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 10:16, 15 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
Haha. See thats what i wanted. Now i am going to make more contributions and do let me know if you have anything to say. Regards, --Satdeep gill (talk) 10:31, 15 May 2014 (UTC)Reply



Sir, When are you going to declare the result of Umepedia Challenge ? --Satdeep gill (talk) 06:46, 1 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

I have the same question. And all the articles are translated into Ukrainian. --Artificial123 (talk) 09:14, 1 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?


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Help decide the future of Wikimania


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Inspire Campaign on content curation & review


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Should FuzzyBot remove all potentially outdated translations?


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Hi there,

I coming from the special:log/patrol where i have seen your edits are automatically "marked".

Perhaps you can help me out with some questions on this subject:

Does this indicate your edits are confirmed or "preapproved" in some way?

Does your status apply only to meta or to english version?

Can i find a parallel status on the english version?

This status puts you in one line with bots, can a regular wikiped ever obtain such a status on any of the Encyclopedia's you know?

Many thanks 12:41, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in Learning Day, Wikimedia Conference 2016

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UNESCO Challenge


Dear John;

I want to help in the organisation of UNESCO Challenge, I have translated some page and if it possible the template also, I will share the Challenge in arabic wikipedia and french wikipedia and in mailing list of Wikimedia TN user group and arabic mailing list, if you need any help please let me know --Ovva olfa (talk) 21:41, 15 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Thank you Ovva! That's wonderful of you! Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 06:26, 16 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
If you have the possibility, a translation of UNESCO Challenge/Participants would be very valuable. Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 04:53, 17 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

New buttons on UNESCO inbox and Amical is IN!


Hi John, how are you? Just wanted to inform you that from Amical we are going to actively promote the UNESCO challenge :-)). On the other hand, you may want to consider updating some of the icons on the infobox template. During our last WLM challenge, we did so. Here you have the page With more up-to-date-style. Best! --Kippelboy (talk) 15:28, 18 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Wohoo! Great! Thank you for that! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 12:47, 20 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

UNESCO Challenge mistake


Hi, I have noticed that the examples shown in the page UNESCO Challenge/List refer to Sudan while the two sites are in Lebanon. Could you please check and change accordingly? HaythamAbulela 17:25, 18 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Terribly sorry! A copy-paste error on my part. I have now corrected it. Thank you for your help! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 12:56, 20 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the change. Is it possible to update the translated pages as well, as the current translation is not up-to-date with the source. HaythamAbulela 21:13, 20 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
It should be updated now. Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 16:43, 21 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
  Done. HaythamAbulela 17:31, 21 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 19:56, 21 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Number of languages in the UNESCO Challenge


Hi, I notice that your last log message has a little mistake when counting languages involved in the challenge. There are contributions in Lingala and Swahili Wikipedias.--BamLifa (talk) 13:33, 12 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Thank you! I have updated the log. John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 13:46, 12 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hello John, just a little remark; there are also contributions in Spanish Wikipedia. Congratulations for this Challenge, I'm enjoying it a lot!--Momoa 01 (talk) 21:41, 13 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Thank you Momoa 01! I have corrected the log now. Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 22:55, 13 May 2017 (UTC)Reply



Sir, I have sent you an Email.

Re:Ninth place in the UNESCO Challenge!


Email sent. Thank you very much. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 14:10, 2 June 2017 (UTC)Reply




I've participated in the UNESCO Challenge.

in line two (or question 2) there isn't a version "Armenian".

Please, add it.

With respects TonJ (talk)

Second place in the UNESCO Challenge!


It was nice to participate in the competition and take the degree. I sent you my information. Thanks for everything. Best Regards. thecatcherintheryemesaj 17:17, 2 Haziran 2017 (UTC)

No price received from the challenge



I'm one of 10 candidats who passed this UNESCO challenge. But I can't understant why I don't have until now my price.--BamLifa (talk) 08:16, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi BamLifa! Thank you for writing to me and sorry for being a bit slow! We were out of pens and needed to get new ones before sending out the prizes. You are not forgotten and the prizes will be sent out this week! :-) Best regards, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 12:30, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Please check mail


Hi John, @Netha Hussain: and me have sent you a mail regarding a query about invitation letter or Wikimedia Diversity Conference. It would be great if you please check the mail and reply back. Its kind of urgent. Thanks. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 04:36, 27 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

RE:Winner of the Connected Open Heritage Challenge


Thank you for create this challenge to show the World Heritage, and for all your work arround that. Bye, --Elisardojm (talk) 11:37, 8 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

Northern Europe Meeting 2018 e-mail


Hi, John! My notifications indicate that you sent me an e-mail, but my inbox doesn't show any e-mails from you. I've changed my WP e-mail from a local e-mail provider to Gmail. Can you please resend it? Thanks! –Turaids (talk) 14:06, 31 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi! Yes, I will send it to you tomorrow. Right now I am unable to send out more emails as there is a throttle preventing me (that is an automatic anti-abuse measure). Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 14:50, 31 August 2018 (UTC)Reply
The registration closes today and I still haven't received the e-mail from you. Should I be worried? –Turaids (talk) 23:08, 6 September 2018 (UTC)Reply
Hmm, that's really strange. I have tried to email you again. If you still haven't received it, please email me on john.andersson and I will send it directly to you. The deadline is on Sunday, but if you need a few more days, let me know. We'll make it work! :-) Kind regards, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 09:57, 7 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Turaids: Did you get the email? John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 07:06, 10 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thank you! Got it and will fill out the form by the end of today. –Turaids (talk) 10:14, 10 September 2018 (UTC)Reply
Great, tanks. John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 11:09, 10 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

The Community Wishlist Survey



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)Reply



Hi can you check this please, translation failed because it could never convert it to the title of "mailto@example" (eg [2]). It says "Transaltion failed", essentially it is not converting itself into a "mailto" email. It could be because of captcha triggering problems. Could you please go and fix it. Thanks.2401:4900:1982:6ADE:9126:3C43:2D31:4B4 09:34, 7 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

One request please remove this gibberish (not a translation) added by this Anon Thank for looking into this. 11:41, 7 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for helping to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations

  Wikimedia 2030
Thank you very much for everything you did to help create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations! I am especially grateful for the enormous amount of work you did in the Resource Allocation working group and as a writer and all the care and commitment you brought to the process. --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 18:06, 25 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Finding GLAMs follow-up?


Hi User:John Andersson (WMSE) - are you considering any FINDING GLAMs follow-up project anytime soon? Zblace (talk) 18:31, 28 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi, sorry for the delay in responding. I've been on paternity leave.
Yes, we intend to continue working on bringing more data about the world’s GLAM institutions to Wikidata also next year! We are still in the planning process, so I am curious to hear thoughts and ideas. Was there some specific part of the project you were excited about and perhaps would like to be involved in? Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 08:15, 11 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

Global Conversations registration reminder


Hi John Andersson (WMSE),

This is a reminder that if you have not yet registered for the Global Conversations on Nov. 21 and 22, please do so! Register here. Registration closes by Nov. 20. We will email you the login information for Zoom prior to the call. Thank you. Looking forward to welcoming you this weekend.

MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 16:25, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi, are you sure? I did register a few days ago. Did that not get saved properly? Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 16:30, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

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16:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia Sverige Progress report form


Hej John! I tabellen på Grants:APG/Proposals/2020-2021 round 1/Wikimedia Sverige/Progress report form#Metrics and results overview - all programs finns en post "3. Number of content pages created or improved, across all Wikimedia projects" som anger att "102,798 (out of the yearly goal of 295,525)" artiklar har blivit skapade eller förbättrade under första halvåret 2021. Jag undrar på vilket vis den angivna summan av skapade/förbättrade artiklar är kopplad just till Wikimedia Sverige, och hur den är uppmätt? Mvh, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 02:15, 1 August 2021 (UTC).Reply

Hej Tommy! Kul att du tagit en titt på rapporten! För varje aktivitet vi genomför gör vi en sammanställning av några grundläggande siffror, s.k. Globala mätetal (Global Metrics). Det är något alla Wikimediaföreningar gör. Du hittar kategorin för alla sidorna där vi sammanställer siffrorna här wmse:Kategori:Globala_mätetal_2021. Det rör sig inte bara om Wikipediaartiklar, utan om alla s.k. innehållssidor, så även ex. Wikidataobjekt eller bildbeskrivningssidor på Wikimedia Commons. Sammanställningen efter varje event eller massuppladdning/-redigering gör varje ansvarig projektledare eller utvecklare och sedan gör vi en automatisk sammanställning två gånger per år. Ingen metodik är perfekt men vi försöker att göra sammanställningarna strukturerat och att bara räkna in det som skapats eller förbättrats som ett direkt resultat av vår insats. Värt att notera är också att dessa kvantitativa mätetal är rätt trubbiga då de inte säger något om kvaliteten på förändringarna.
Om du tycker att siffran låter hög så är det för att föreningen genomför ett stort antal botkörningar varje år (automatiskt eller semi-automatiskt redigerar vi eller skapar nya objekt med små smarta verktyg), och genom dessa har vi börjat få rätt höga siffror.
I år har vi kört en ny bot som lägger till information som strukturerad data på Wikimedia Commons, vilket kommer att göra informationen lättare att finna igen då sökfunktionen på Wikimedia Commons prioriterar strukturerad data, och det går även att göra avancerade sökningar genom queries. Strukturerad data har även potentialen att göra det enklare att göra bilder mer tillgänglighetsanpassade. Om du är intresserad kan du läsa våra fallstudier här. Då allt verkar ha gått bra med SDC-redigeringarna, och vi så här långt inte fått klagomål för några misstag, så kommer vi att kunna skala upp arbetet och förhoppningsvis nå närmare 300 000 förbättringar i år. Var det svar på din fråga? John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 07:38, 2 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

We need your feedback on a tool from the Wikimedia Summit

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 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) 13:03, 16 February 2023 (UTC).Reply

Great Job with the Wikispeech project, Can the Dagbani Wikipedia be involved?


Hi John, Congratulations on the Wikispeech project! This is absolutely a fantastic initiative that we would love to include on the Dagbani Wikipedia. Please let me know what you think. Warmly, Shahadusadik (talk) 19:47, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply