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Welcome to Meta! edit

Hello, Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE). 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!

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FDC proposal \o/ edit

Hi Kaarel, just letting you a message because I love what you guys did with the layout of your FDC proposal, it looks really nice and readable. I hope you'll be successful! --PierreSelim (talk) 07:18, 2 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Science Photo Competition edit


were I can learn more about Science Photo Competition?--Juandev (talk) 19:08, 12 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Dear Juandev,
I apologize for the delay in replying to this post. At the moment there is very little information about the competition available in English (see the page on English Wikipedia). For further information please contact Ivo Kruusamägi, who is the organizer of the event! Best regards, --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 11:30, 1 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

WMCEE Spring Menu edit

Hi, I'm glad that you have done tempalte WMCEE Spring Menu. And can I ask you to make this motley parts of WMCEE Spring Menu in only one color? For instance, #ffd700 could be fine and it would be fit in with background behind header. What do you think? Marycha80 (talk) 23:47, 3 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Dear Marycha80, thank You for being engaged with WMCEE Spring event! Providing article lists about Poland has been most helpful! Thank You!

On the other side I do not completely understand the idea of having less colors on the project page. I personally think that colors used on the page are not disturbing reception of contents and are making the page look more attractive. Nevertheless, I will start a discussion on the talk page of the project and am looking forward to further opinions about page colors. If different formatting of the menu will increase the usability of the page, I am certainly for the needed changes (and I also do not mind others changing the menu template).

Thank You for sharing Your opinion and for trying to make the project page better! --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 12:36, 5 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

IMO the grey in the menu is too boring. But something soft could be nice. Marycha80 (talk) 17:33, 6 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thank You Marycha80 for Your opinion! Do You have any concrete hex code in mind? Best regards, --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 17:37, 6 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, could you look at this: [1] and tell me what do you think? Marycha80 (talk) 17:40, 6 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
But highlighting in gold is IMO very good option :) Marycha80 (talk) 17:42, 6 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
Dear Marycha80, thank You for sharing Your menu template! I agree that the color used is more interesting than the grey one. Nevertheless, it seemed that white text is not readable on light yellow and thus I changed the text color to black. What do You think? Best regards, --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 17:52, 6 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
And try instead of black use that previous grey to letters and "Idea" field...? Marycha80 (talk) 18:09, 6 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
Not bad. It also seems more reasonable to have such discussion on the talk page of the template, so maybe we will continue there? :) Best regards, --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 18:17, 6 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Inspire launches March 4th! edit

Welcome to the Inspire Campaign!

Thanks so much for signing up to support the Inspire Campaign! Please check out the Community Hub to learn more about the Gender Gap, how IdeaLab works, and our new IdeaLab Friendly Spaces Expectations. As a Community Organizer, we hope you'll spread the word on- and off-wiki to your communities, help maintain a friendly space in IdeaLab, and facilitate the development of ideas and project teams. Idea creation and refinement will take place March 4-31st in IdeaLab.
We are looking forward to an exciting month! Please feel free to leave questions/comments on the Community Hub discussion page. Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 22:01, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Tele conference edit

Hi, good work. I want to join the conference at Wikimedia_cee_spring_2015. What should I do? Yours Sincerely ... --İkmal (talk) 23:40, 10 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Dear İkmal, I emailed You with instructions! Best regards, --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 16:30, 11 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia CEE meeting on Wikimedia Conference 2015 edit

Alrighty, I've added myself. :) See ya soon --FiliP ██ 09:00, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Dear FiliP ██! Thank you! --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 10:15, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, I thought it was obvious I'll be there :) Halibutt (talk) 10:41, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
I notified you all just to be sure ... --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 10:56, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better? edit

Hi! The Wikimedia Foundation would like your input on how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project.

After reading the Reimagining WMF grants idea, we ask you to complete this survey to help us improve the idea and learn more about your experience. When you complete the survey, you can enter to win one of five Wikimedia globe sweatshirts!

In addition to taking the the survey, you are welcome to participate in these ways:

This survey is in English, but feedback on the discussion page is welcome in any language.

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Last call for WMF grants feedback! edit

Hi, this is a reminder that the consultation about Reimagining WMF grants is closing on 8 September (0:00 UTC). We encourage you to complete the survey now, if you haven't yet done so, so that we can include your ideas.

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Grants panel edit

Hi Kaarel. Would you be interested in participating in the Grants panel at the CEE conference as a panelist? --FiliP ██ 04:17, 9 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

Dear FiliP, as the funding session was one of the sessions I planned to attend anyway, I can join the panel if You think it would be appropriate. Is there anything I should prepare for participating on the panel? Best regards, --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 07:20, 9 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
I don't think there's need to prepare in any sort of official way. Just bring your experiences with you :) See you soon --FiliP ██ 12:11, 9 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review edit


I've recently launched an Inspire Campaign to encourage new ideas focusing on content review and curation in Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia volunteers collaboratively manage vast repositories of knowledge, and we’re looking for your ideas about how to manage that knowledge to make it more meaningful and accessible. We invite you to participate and submit ideas, so please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 28th.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is welcome - your skills and experience can help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign to improve review and curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and accessible! I JethroBT (WMF) 05:39, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Translation edit

Hello. Sorry to bother you, but I don't know who to contact. I need to address an important message to et.wikipedia, with regards to Admin activity review/2015. But the messages on Admin activity review/Notice to communities and Admin activity review/Notice to inactive right holders are not translated to estonian. I've tried to contact translators, but there's none subscribed via Special:TranslatorSignup for estonian. Could you please help translating those simple messages into Estonian, or have anyone you know do it? Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 11:17, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Dear MarcoAurelio, thank you for reaching out! I have provided a quick translation and will see if there are people interested in proofreading and/or signing up for future translations. Thank you once more for your kind attention! Best regards, --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 12:08, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for participating in Learning Day, Wikimedia Conference 2016 edit

Certificate of participation in
Learning Day
Wikimedia Conference 2016
Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE), we hope the resources you took on this day help you to expand your projects and coach other peers in your local community!
Make sure to keep the learning wheel rolling: (1) share something you learn via a Learning Pattern; (2) share any new resources you create on our portal and social media.
Warmly, the Learning Day team. María (WMF) (talk) 21:22, 26 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for engaging at Wikimedia Conference 2016 Learning Days! edit

    This Certificate of Appreciation awards Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) for helping to lead a session in
Project management tools
at Learning Days - Wikimedia Conference 2016
Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE), we hope this experience has empowered you to continue sharing what you know about Project Management tools in your local community... and beyond! We hope to partner with you again soon in other Wikimedia movement conferences, and continue to foster together peer-to-peer learning. Warmly, the Learning Days team. María (WMF) (talk) 00:24, 27 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Through June, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas focusing on addressing harassment toward Wikimedia contributors. The 2015 Harassment Survey has shown evidence that harassment in various forms - name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others - is pervasive. Available methods and systems to deal with harassment are also considered to be ineffective. These behaviors are clearly harmful, and in addition, many individuals who experience or witness harassment participate less in Wikimedia projects or stop contributing entirely.

Proposals in any language are welcome during the campaign - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign so that we can work together to develop ideas around this important and difficult issue. With thanks,

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Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global survey edit

  1. This survey is primarily meant to get feedback on the Wikimedia Foundation's current work, not long-term strategy.
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The Afrikaans Wikipedia edit

Hi Kaarel. I trust that you are well. I have been active on the Afrikaans Wikipedia since 2009 and have created 10418 articles and done 181000+ edits since then! The Afrikaans Wikipedia is the biggest African Wikipedia currently with 104662 articles and 69th biggest of all the Wikipedias. In short, we are a giant on the African continent! I have done some pioneer work for the Afrikaans Wikipedia: the first Afrikaans speaking person to attend a Wikimania Conference 2016 in Mexico City and the first Afrikaans speaking person to a German Conference as well: 2016 in Berlin.

The Afrikaans Wikipedia, grammer wise, has nothing in common with other African Wikipedia's. The Afrikaans language is a deravitive from Dutch, Flemish and to a lessor extend German. Politically the Afrikaans Wikipedia is ignored by the rest of Africa, you will not see our Wikipedia been mentioned on any of the African FB groups, not invited or involved by them or given any recognition. The situation is aggrivated by the South African politcal history, 99% of Afrikaans editors are white. We have now reached a stage were we cannot worry about this anymore, we are moving on by ourselves - creationg content (articles) day by day! Nobody can stop us.

I do serve on the WikimediaZA chapter but is up against all the other South African language Wikipedia's. They are simply is not growing.

Why I am writing to you: the Afrikaans Wikipedia would like to build relationships with the German and Dutch Wikipedia - the Afrikaans Wikipedia has requirements as well! I would have loved to attend your 2022 Summit, only learned of it today and watch you video on YouTube!

For the record: Ich sprechen ein kleinen bichen Deutch! I had German as a third language for 2 years at school and it helps me to get around your country with ease. Remember Afrikaans is close to German.

I would like to get an answer from you.

PS Good luck with the Summit. Oesjaar (talk) 07:18, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

User:Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE), hi there... Oesjaar (talk) 07:39, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

User:Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE), hi there... Oesjaar (talk) 12:05, 11 October 2022 (UTC)Reply