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Hi! With the removal of Courcelles, there are only two oversighters left on Meta. In recent weeks there have been a lot of stewards using oversight here. Perhaps another oversighter should be nominated? Or alternatively, stewards could be authorized to oversight as needed? --Rschen7754 22:16, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

@Rschen7754: Hi. Yes, I'd not mind onboarding a couple (or three) of people to the local oversight team. However we've not received in our mailing list any request to perform local OS for weeks (a couple were not for meta so we redirected them to the appropriate lists), so the locals were not aware of any OS requests for meta, nor given the oportunity to act, nor informed afterwards. I'm not going to get mad at it though. MSR allows stewards to use OS and if they were urgent requests or crosswiki that's fine by me. Further details via email. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:33, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

A request at CNR

Hello MarcoAurelio,

Sorry to bothering you here, but we need this as soon as possible. Could you please set up a banner based on our request at CNR § WikiNusantara 2019? The period of scholarship offering is due less than two week, but we are struggling with low participants who have registered. The banner should help us to inform the Indonesian community about the event.

I have pinged someone else, but no respons until now. Your help would be much appreciated. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 04:50, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Rachmat04. CN has become increasingly complicated for me over the time. Despite that I think I could successfully create the banner and the campaign and should be now running. I've asked Joseph to doublecheck everything just in case. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:45, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks so much! The banner is now live. However, could you please reconfigure the language from id to all)? It seems the banner only displayed on the projects in Indonesian (idwiki, idwikiquote, …); it doesn't display on the rest (e.g. jvwiki, minwiki, …). Thanks again! ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 10:22, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  Done - I hope that doesn't case any issues (ie: non-Indonesian projects receiving messages in Indonesian; should not happen as it's geotargeted to Indonesia). We had problems in the past with editors complaining about that. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:38, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I hope there should not be any issues, as we have the banner configured like this previously in September. Comparing the current one, it will last shorter (only 2 weeks) than the last one. :) ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 12:14, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-49

16:13, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Growth team updates #4

Welcome to the fourth newsletter for the new Growth team!  

The Growth team's objective is to work on software changes that help retain new contributors in mid-size Wikimedia projects.

We need your feedback!

We have two requests for community members:

  1. Now that data is coming in for the welcome survey, we are planning how to use that data to personalize the newcomer's first day. See our current thoughts here, and join the conversation here.
  2. Try out the help panel's interactive prototype, and read about how we're planning to roll it out, and post any thoughts or reactions here.

Two Growth team projects have been deployed (detailed updates here)

  • Personalized first day (welcome survey) was deployed on November 20 on both Czech and Korean Wikipedias.
    • The survey is now being shown to half of new users (A/B test). Responses are being recorded in the database. We'll report on initial results during December.
    • We are planning to test a second version of the survey, called "Variation C", which we think will maximize the number of users who complete the survey and stay on the wiki.
    • The original objective of this project was to give newcomers the materials they need to achieve their goals, and so now we are currently planning how we will use the information collected in the welcome survey to personalize the newcomer's experience. We hope community members will read our current thinking and join the conversation here. Some of the plans we are considering include:
      • Making it easy for newcomers to see editing activity around the topic areas in which they indicated that they're interested.
      • Connecting interested newcomers to experienced editors.
      • Surfacing the help content most relevant to the reason for which the newcomers created their accounts.
  • Understanding first day (EditorJourney) was deployed on November 15 on both Czech and Korean Wikipedias. It has been done after a longer security review and final testing than expected. Data is now being recorded for all new users on those wikis, and we've been auditing the data and preparing to make initial reports during December. Stay tuned for the next newsletter!

Help panel is under construction

  • Focus on help desk (help panel) is planned to be deployed during the week of January 7 on both Czech and Korean Wikipedias.
  • This interactive prototype is the best way to see the design and wording in the feature.
  • We ran live user tests on the prototype, with results posted here.
  • In addition to giving the ability to ask a question, the help panel will also contain a set of links to existing help content. Our ambassadors on Czech and Korean Wikipedias are determining the right initial set of most helpful links in this task.
  • We encourage community members to try out the prototype and read about the rules for who will get the feature, and add any thoughts to this discussion.

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Tech News: 2018-50

17:34, 10 December 2018 (UTC)


Could you take a look at the requests (especially mine =P). Sorry for the lack of patience but it's a little backlogged. Thanks much.--Cohaf (talk) 10:03, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi. I'll try to have a look today. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:09, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, sorry for any inconvenience caused.--Cohaf (talk) 11:04, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-51

20:35, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Incorrect birth data

Eh excuse me, I have noticed that you are active in Meta Wiki but there is a situation and it is Debiit, it takes weeks repeatedly adding the birth data of those Japanese voice actors without indicating reliable sources and several IPs corrected it in several languages ​​(including in Japanese), but it continues with its reversal because the least it knows how to do is to fight vandalism in all its life and is having a war of editions with other users and with the IP in the past that we try to correct them and still does not understand in their opinion.

See here all the articles visited in several languages, for example:ō真堂圭신도_케이تشي_ناكامورا中村千绘ماساكو_كاتسكيКацуки,_Масако勝生真沙子تشيكا_أنزاي安濟知佳

PDTA: so you know Debiit does not have references of birth dates that indicate if they are true but I can show you that the users when creating an article take years guessing and that is why they are confused, so I have them only see source here, here, here and here.

Thanks. 05:16, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Felices fiestas

Queridísimo MA :), te deseo unos inmejorables días festivos y un año nuevo repleto de alegrías y sonrisas. Con muchísimo cariño, afecto y un abrazo enorme. --Yeza (talk) 06:56, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Centralnotice template wmhack 2019

Dobrý den, prosím kontrolujte, co překládáte. Chybně jste přeložil zprávu pro Central Notice, která je velmi používaná, zobrazuje se na Wikipedii atd. Děkuji za pochopení --Patriccck (talk) 13:31, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

@Patriccck: Ahoj, ten text vlastně není překladem, protože nejprve vznikl v češtině a až poté v angličtině - a obě dvě jazykové verze jsem napsal já :-). MarcoAurelio česky neumí, jako steward má ale právo nastavovat CentralNotice - a banner vytvořil na základě mé žádosti. V každém případě ale díky za ostražitost. Měj se, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:57, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: OK, thanks for info. --Patriccck (talk) 15:34, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
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