Wikimedia diversity - What happened at the conference and how to follow upEdit
We are messaging you now because you signed up as an ambassador for Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017. We are sharing this message far and wide, so apologies in advance if you are receiving this message twice.
During the conference, we dedicated a full afternoon to discussing the strategic direction and what it means for the work on diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Compiling the outcomes of those conversations, we summarized the key problems and solutions identified, and we created a summary statement. But the conversation is far from over! We still need to hear from diversity ambassadors: (1) what does working for diversity mean at your local context?; (2) what are the needs that should be addressed; (3) what resources are relevant for these identified needs?
We know that diversity gains meaning in context, and this is why we need to hear every voice. Please take a few minutes to go over to the diversity conversation page and add your comments.
If you’d like to stay in touch, and share your experience working for diversity with others, add your profile on our group here.
Community engagement survey for the Iceland Conference 2018Edit
As your username is indicated in the list of the members of the Commons Photographers User Group, you are kindely invited to answer this survey in the order to shape the upcoming Iceland Conference 2018 and help the organizing team.
Wiki Loves FoodEdit
Hello! After the successful pilot program by Wikimedia India in 2015, Wiki Loves Food (WLF) is happening again in 2018 and this year, we are going International. To make this event a grant success, your direction is key. Please sign up as a volunteer or sign up on behalf of your affiliate here.--Abhinav619 (talk) 16:05, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
New Tech Ambassadors Phabricator boardEdit
You have listed yourself as an active Tech Ambassador, thank you for that!
We have recently set up a board on Phabricator so that you can learn about tasks and updates that are potentially interesting for your community, and take action when necessary. During the pilot phase we are currently in, to avoid confusion, only Wikimedia Foundation's Community Liaisons will mark tasks so that they end up in the various columns. Thanks for your understanding!
Please follow this Phabricator board (learn how to). You'll receive "notifications" for updates in all tasks listed there. In case you choose to receive them as email; we currently expect the volume to be fairly low, but in any case you can learn how to manage it.
If you have any feedback about this board, please leave your questions and comments on the Ambassadors talk page.
I noticed that you have signed up as a Wikimedia Diversity Ambassador, after the Diversity Conference held in Stockholm 2017. In August this year, Wikimania will take place in Stockholm, and our goal is to use Ambassadors to reach out to local communities, to spread the news about the conference and the outcomes afterwards. The conference theme (still to be announced) will connect closely to diversity. If you would like to be involved as a Wikimania ambassador, please sign up at the Ambassador page at the Wikimania wiki!
A first thing to do, if you would like to help out, would be to translate the scholarship page at the Wikimania wiki into the language(s) you speak!
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting PhaseEdit
Hello Kaizenify! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2019 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group before 28 February 2019, you are eligible to vote. Not unlike last year, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.
On behalf of the steering committee,
Thank you for your participation in Wiki Loves Love wikipedia contest 2019Edit
Wiki love love 2019 has ended and team Wiki Loves Love sends you greetings and appreciation for joining us in spreading love around the globe and create content to bridge gender gap on Wikipedia. We hope to see you again in 2020.
Congratulations on being the winner of Wiki Loves Love postcard prize.
Please make sure that you fill this form by 20th April, so we can collect details for the address.
Wiki Loves Love International Team
Wikimedia and the Global Education GoalsEdit
Congratulations on completing the Unit 1 of the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse online course! Here is the “Wikimedia and the Global Education Goals” badge as a recognition of your great work. Keep it up! There are two more badges waiting for you.--MGuadalupe (WMF) (talk) 23:47, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Feb 2020 Open WikiJournal meetingEdit
Thank you for attending this meeting! The minutes and slides are all recorded here. Feel free to add any additional any things discussed that were missed in the notes.
We hope to hold another open meeting in 3 months. To keep informed, please sign up to the WikiJournal mailing list.
T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 10:35, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Withdrawal of the Wiki Droits Humains Grant applicationEdit
Hi Kaizenifyyy. Thank you for endorsing WDH grant application. Due to the covid19, I decided to withdraw it for the moment (the budget mostly aimed to organize offline events we aren'ty able to organise yet with this crise), until we are in a better position and situation to make it happen. We will still have some few activities online. We will let you know the follow-ups on the project page Wiki Droits Humains on wikipédia fr. Thank you again for your support. --Tonpseudo (talk) 08:46, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your participation in the WikiGap Challenge!Edit
Now, we have finalized the results from the WikiGap Challenge. You can find the general and top results here. I want to thank you for your contribution, which together with the other participants have created a tremendous and long lasting impact for the visibility of women on Wikipedia.
We want to give you a barnstar for your participation, to praise your efforts for a better visibility of women on Wikipedia!
We will analyze the challenge and the way it works closely, to see how we can improve it for next year. It would be very valuable for us if you wanted to share your views on the challenge, especially when it comes to: the point system, the focus, and the adding of the list from UN Human Rights. You can send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org!
I hope you found the challenge exciting, and that you want to participate next year as well!
Hiya can I ask you a question about the WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge? When it says "If you create, edit or improve any articles on Nigerian women in Security; Nigerian women in Technology, particularly the fourth industrial revolution; or Nigerian women in Media, you will get +20 points in the WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge", where are the categories to be found? Thanks for any help! Mujinga (talk) 12:49, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for helping to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy RecommendationsEdit
|Your work to organize the strategy salons for the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria helped gather important community feedback and perspectives that shaped the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations! Thank you very much for everything you've done to create our Movement's future.--KStineRowe (WMF) (talk) 18:43, 22 June 2020 (UTC)|
Invitation to affiliate members to complete a survey about WMF wide Universal Code of ConductEdit
Hello; My name is Mervat, and I am helping the Trust and Safety team to reach out to affiliates in order to discuss the Universal Code of Conduct. I am contacting you as you are a member of the Wikimedians for Sustainable Development User Group. If you have received this from other user groups/chapters, you can ignore.
There has been talks about the need for a global set of conduct rules in different communities over time, and finally, Wikimedia Foundation Board announced a Community Culture Statement, enacting new standards to address harassment and promote inclusivity across projects.Since the universal code of conduct that will be a binding minimum set of standards across all Wikimedia projects, will apply to all of us, staff and volunteers alike, all around the globe, and will impact our work as groups, individuals and projects, it’s of great importance that we all participate in expressing our opinions and thoughts about UCoC, its nature, what we think it should cover or include and what it shouldn’t include; how it may develop, drawback or help our groups. This is the time to talk about it. As you are a valuable contributor to the Wikimedia movement, your voice counts. Before starting to draft the code of conduct, we would like to hear from you; We invite you to devote some minutes to take this survey; your answers will help us create a safer environment for all on Wikimedia:
It’s possible that you are a member of more than one affiliate; hence you may receive this survey more than once, and you may have participated previously in the discussions or filled out a previous survey during the first round of consultations about UCoC which targeted wikipedia/wikimedia communities. We apologize for this; it is really difficult to identify if a wikimedian belongs to multiple groups that work to spread free knowledge. Looking forward to your thoughts and opinions and hoping that you can respond within the next 2 weeks. If you have any questions about the surveys or difficulties accessing the link, please contact me by email (email@example.com)Results will be considered during the drafting process for the UCoC. Thank you for your participation.
Invitation to complete a survey regarding WPWP CampaignEdit
Many thanks for participating in the WPWP campaign.
We are excited about the level of participation, this year and we are happy to inform you that over 90,000 articles were improved with photos in 272 languages Wikipedia.
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:
Dear World Heritage enthusiast,
We are thrilled to announce that Wiki World Heritage User Group has been finally recognized ! This wouldn't have been possible without your support !
Please join us on:
Wishing you an excellent week ahead !
- Hello Mujinga and Sunday Tonics; thank you for reching me via here and apologies for the inconvenience caused... Almost all the prices for the WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge have been disbursed already: Users like M-Mustapha, Anasskoko, Oby Ezeilo, Lordgentual and host of others have received their prizes already. All the prices won are all intact and available, one reason why you have not received yours respective is the difficulty in sending them over; when planning the contest we didnt put the efforts expecially as regard cost in sending prizes into effect especially outside Africa and so one way we device is to give them to any member from your country at any international Wikimedia conference but due to the COVID pandemic, there hasnt been any physical conference. We are open to suggestions and advice on how to get this respective prices across to you. You can reach me directly via firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and apologies for the inconvenience caused once again. Kaizenify (talk) 20:44, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
- Hai Kaizenify, i understand the difficulties. However, the main problem for me is the fact that no one inform about the situation.
Wiki World Heritage UG preparatory meetingEdit
The first preparatory meeting of Wiki World Heritage User Group will be held on 26 December 2020 at 16:00 UTC, and are looking forward to having you with us!
- Meeting link : Here
- Meeting ID : 763 8364 4697
- Password: WWH
Wiki World Heritage UG board electionEdit
Wiki World Heritage UG board election ReminderEdit
We would like to inform you that after the self nomination period, we are now voting for the board members and we count on your participation to take part of this first important election.
According to the agreed agenda the voting period deadline is the 29th of January 2021 (Midnight UTC).
You can vote for one or more candidate on this meta page.
Wiki World Heritage UG Minutes of the Meeting 02-13-2021Edit
The first meeting of the Board of Wiki World Heritage User Group (WWH UG) was held last February 13, 2021. Board members discussed several topics including the dispatching of roles inside the board. You can find the minutes of the meeting via the following link .
Also, the board discussed the importance of capacity building for the group members and we would like to invite all the members to fill the following form  in order to help define the learning priorities.
Furthermore, the board discussed some ideas for the 2021 annual program but we would like to hear also from the members in case they would like to propose some activities. We would like to invite you to update this page and add any potential activities.
A meeting will be held in the first week of March in order to finalize the program and you can find below  a doodle link to choose the date and time that suits you.
WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge 2021 nominated for deletionEdit
Hello. An item which you created or you have editted substantially (WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge 2021) has been nominated for deletion. Please see the ongoing discussion at Meta:Requests for deletion. Thank you.
The Wikimedia LGBTQ+ User Group is holding online working days in May. If you’re an active Wikimedian, editing on LGBTQ+ issues or if you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, come help us set goals, develop our organisation and structures, consider how to respond to issues faced by Queer editors, and plan for the next 12 months.
We will be meeting online for 3 half-days, 14–16 May at 1400–1730 UTC. While our working language is English, we are looking to accommodate users who would prefer to participate in other languages, including translation facilities.
Final Call for Candidates for AffCom - June 2021Edit
This is a final Call for Candidates for the June 2021 Affiliations Committee election.
If you are interested in running, please post your application and follow all four steps on the nomination page by 30 June 2021 23:59 hours UTC.
If you know somebody you think may be interested, please share this with them and encourage them to consider it. If you have any questions about this process or the requirements, please email email@example.com before the application deadline or reach out to any of the current members.
On behalf of the AffCom elections committee,
Many thanks for participating in the maiden edition of Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos in 2020.
We are glad to inform you that the 2021 edition starts today (1st of July). You are invited to participate in the campaign again this year to help improve the quality of Wikipedia articles with photos. For more information, please visit the campaign page here.
If you have any questions or query please feel free to contact anyone from the Organizing Team of WPWP Campaign.
Wiki World Heritage Membership RequestEdit
Wiki World Heritage UG Membership is open to anyone who supports the group's mission and objectives. To formally become a member, it is mandatory that members fill the Membership Request Form. Requests are automatically approved, except for the case of the global ban as mentioned in the by-laws.
This will also help us facilitate this year's activities and established a communication channel. You may access the form here:
Campaigns Product Update #1Edit
Hello Campaigns Newsletter recipients. We are ready to share our first updates:
- We will be hosting our first Campaigns Product Office hour with the Product team on September 9, 2021 at 3 PM UTC (join us on Zoom: https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/87427100681) . The Office hour will focus on the introduction of the Product team and its choice of of a first feature focused on Event Registration. For more information see: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaigns/Foundation_Programs_Team#Office_Hours
- We have published our first document about the first feature: event registration. You can find the document on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaigns/Foundation_Product_Team/Registration . We provided first responses to initial feedback last week. If you responded before, consider reviewing the talk page and adding to the conversation.
- We had several presentations at Wikimania:
- Ilana Fried presented the Campaign Product team as part of a larger conversation about Wikimedia Foundation Product Strategy. Campaigns product start at 18:12 time:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57GzJ4GEvCQ&t=1103
- Alex Stinson facilitated a session on the role of partners in International Campaigns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS1k8_6QWPY
What is next? At the office hours, we will share our first version of the designs for the Registration feature, and be asking for feedback. Additionally we will be onboarding our engineering team who will be building the registration feature.
Please invite other organizers to subscribe to this newsletter or unsubscribe at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaigns/Foundation_Product_Team/Subscribers
The Campaign Product Team
#WPWPCampaign 2021: Request for help with cleanupEdit
Thanks for organizing the #WPWPCampaign 2021 in your community. We are proud of your work and the campaign outcome this year. We are in the process of cleaning up the articles with errors resulting from the campaign and we kindly request your help with this. Please help with cleanup and consider engaging experienced members of your community in the cleanup. The English Wikipedia has created a filter to track all articles edited as part of the campaign: See the tracked articles on the English Wikipedia. Please review these contributions and fix any errors you could find. See #WPWPNG for all contributions made as part of the campaign in your community. T CellsTalk 13:57, 15 September 2021 (UTC)