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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, Jon Harald Søby (WMNO). Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

Translation adminshipEdit

Døne :-P Best regards and Merry Christmas. —MarcoAurelio 19:59, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Thånks! :o) Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 23:55, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Soft close page of Norwegian WikinewsEdit

@Jon Harald Søby (so I can catch you either way): Please have a look at n:no:Wikinytt:Forside/soft. I wrote this out in English and machine-translated it to Norwegian, but I'd like you to have a look to fix the Norwegian before I move everything into place. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:45, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

WLM: European Special Award - European Cultural HeritageEdit

Dear Jon Harald,

as one of this year's local WLM organizers, we want to let you know about a special award being distributed this year.

With 2018 being the European Year of Cultural Heritage, operating with the slogan “Sharing Heritage”, Wikimedia Deutschland is participating in this Europe-wide project with various activities.

One aspect is a special award that will be given within the WLM contest for the pictures that best capture European Cultural Heritage (the final formulation for the criteria will be published soon). An international jury will be choosing the winners from the national submissions made by the national juries to the international WLM contest.

The following prizes will be awarded to the winners:

1. Up to € 1000 in in-kind prize,
2. Up to € 700 in in-kind prize,
3. Up to € 300 in in-kind prize.

We invite you to spread this information in your national contest and with your national jury, making them aware of this special opportunity. The winners will be announced at the end of the year. More info on criteria and distribution will be published soon on the international WLM site. The German project site can be found here.

In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Enjoy the summer and the heat and with kind regards from Berlin, --Maria Heuschkel (WMDE) (talk) 13:18, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the information, Maria! But what exactly does "European Cultural Heritage" mean – is there a special list of what constitutes that, or does it just mean "cultural heritage in Europe"? I'm assuming the latter. Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 23:30, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Uralic languages contestEdit

Hi. I have joined the contest, but I'm writing in Ukrainian. Can I participate in this way? And where should I write about created articles? And what about Turkic languages of Ural region, like Bashkir, Tatar or Chuvash? Best wishes, --Visem (talk) 11:44, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

@Visem: Hi, and thanks for joining the contest! Yes, you are very welcome to write in Ukrainian – I will add a column for it in the templates right away. You don't need to keep track of the created articles yourself, I will compile a list at the end of the contest. Hopefully we can use the UKbot system, but if not, I will find another way to do it. For the other languages, they are very welcome to partake in the contest too! Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 11:04, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi. Yesterday I received souvenirs for participation in the context. Thank you very much, they are very nice. --Visem (talk) 11:11, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

@Visem: That's great! Sorry it took me so long to (remember to) send them. :-) Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 11:12, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

The Affiliate-selected Board seats process welcomes your supportEdit

Hello. You are receiving this message because you are active in the field of translations <3 The movement needs you! The Nominations phase has started for the ongoing selection process of two Board members, and the timeline is quite tight.

A Translation Central is available to help translators figure out what's been covered and what's left to do. Over the course of the next few weeks, your attention on candidates' profiles is particularly welcome.

While there are four languages that are especially relevant for multiple affiliates (namely Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish), you can also add others. If you can't help: please see if you know anyone in your circle who could, and spread the word :) Thank you! Elitre (WMF) and Facilitators of ASBS 2019, 13:20, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

The Research team could use your helpEdit

Hello. You are receiving this message because of your recent activity in the Translations namespace.

The Wikimedia Research team is developing a new algorithm that automatically recommends sections for editors to add to articles. Translations have already occurred for some of the few languages that we are testing in, except for Spanish and Russian. If you have some time in the next few days, please consider translating the short message (only 6 items) we aim to send out soon, in one or both of these languages. (And if you feel like you want to support your tester peers even more, you can do so by taking care of the related instructions page.)

Thank you! Jonathan Morgan & Diego Saez-Trumper, Wikimedia Foundation Research - 18:14, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Sunday August 23: Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Strategic flock of Wikimedians heading in a new direction.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a proposed forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

The idea is to follow up on the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting and other strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 18:13, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Sunday September 20 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Birds of a feather flock together.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August SWAN meeting and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, this month we are meeting on Sunday September 20, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 02:08, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Sunday October 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Friendship is a movement value.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the September and August SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday October 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 16:44, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Sunday November 29 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Take flight with us.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, and October SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday November 29, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although a number of places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 01:29, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Sunday January 10 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Into the blue.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, and November SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including SWAN input on Interim Global Council and Movement Charter, this month we are meeting on Sunday January 10, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To start the exchange of ideas on the IGC early, and to help prepare before the SWAN calls, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this etherpad. If you like a more interactive way of discussing, we have also made a jamboard. Check here for more details.

--Pharos (talk) 15:01, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Sunday February 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
We are a mosiac.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, and January SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, this month we are meeting on Sunday February 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To help set priorities for the SWAN agenda, and also to help manage which global conversations should be a focus in general, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this SWAN priorities form.

Possible topics include Community Board seats, Interim Global Council, Strategy prioritization follow-up events, Branding, Universal Code of Conduct, Grant strategy, and WMF CEO search. That is a lot of things, which are most important to cover in our upcoming SWAN meeting?

Following the regular call, in SWAN after hours: Wikimedia Meet Jitsi social event with brainstorming for possible Nano Charter ideas, plus any other topics.

--Pharos (talk) 17:57, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for the new Cronos CategoryEdit

Tracked in Phabricator:
task T276617

Hi! Thank you so much for adding the new Meta:Cronos's Category about WMNO! Just a question. I've seen that File:Wikimedia Norge-logo svart nb.svg is not square so I tried with this one: File:Wikimedia Norge-logo svart nb.svg. Is it good for you? Maybe I can help using Inkscape but I'm not a rocketman at it. Let me know :) Thank you for your help! --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 20:48, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

@Valerio Bozzolan: Hi! Thanks for making the tool, it looks very promising, so we're looking forward to try it out!
As for the logo, why does it need to be square? If it is for the module, you can just change "18px" to "18x18px" in Module:Cronos#L-1550 to ensure nothing bigger appears. If it is for the form on toolforge:wmch/cronos, then all you need to do is add object-fit: contain; to the .select-dropdown li img CSS selector. No square image or editing of any kind required. :-) (Edit: Oh, and you should feel safe to use SVG images directly in the tool instead of the generated .png files – only old versions of IE that no-one should care about anymore still lack support for SVG.) Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 21:58, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you again! I've noted down a Task phab:T276651. In the next days I can surely try to contribute on your idea but in the meanwhile feel free to send a patch! --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 07:40, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Valerio Bozzolan: Thanks! As you've probably seen (by the time you read this message, at least), I submitted a patch – I ended up changing more than I thought I would, because if you use SVG files directly, there is no need to fetch files in specific sizes… I don't have the setup to actually test the changes I made, so please do test them before merging! :-) Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 10:29, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
A-m-a-z-i-n-g! Merged! (Ouch I cannot find your nickname in Phabricator to thank you) --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 11:07, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Sunday March 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Community as a hand-carved gem.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, and February SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Grants relaunch, Universal Code of Conduct/Discussions, Wikimedia Enterprise / OKAPI, Community Board seats, Interim Global Council + Movement Charter, and WMF Executive Transition

This month we are meeting on Sunday March 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although some places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 19:38, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Sunday April 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swanlings grow up together.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, and March SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Interim Global Council + Movement Charter, WMF Resolution about the upcoming Board elections, Community Resilience and Sustainability role in Movement Strategy coordination, Grants Strategy Relaunch, and WMF Executive Transition

This month we are meeting on Sunday April 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although some places may have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 04:16, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Sunday June 6 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swan of healing.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, and April SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Movement Strategy/Events, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday June 6, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call an hour earlier in UTC time due to popular demand and to accomodate daylight savings*.)--Pharos (talk) 20:46, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Sunday July 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
The swan or the egg?

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and June SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Drafting Committee, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday July 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call an hour earlier in UTC time due to popular demand and to accomodate daylight savings*.)--Pharos (talk) 15:06, 22 July 2021 (UTC)