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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, Martin Rulsch (WMDE). 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!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 15:23, 15 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I've granted you the CN adminship as requested. Guess you know how it works already. ;-) -Barras talk 14:13, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! ;-) Cheers, Martin Rulsch (WMDE) (talk) 14:15, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

WMDE scholarshipsEdit

Hi, I have no idea what your edit means... What does "travel budget" stand for? Is "30" the total number of scholarships WMDE will assign with their own process? What does "additional" mean? Nemo 10:56, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

"To the moon"Edit

I noticed you created the "too the moon" page. I am not sure who to turn to for this, but it seems people really want to know some more technical information, i.e. what kind of disc we're dealing with, what compression format we'd use, etc. The Technical unclearities section asks some of the best questions related to this. I hope someone with some details like these could share them with the community, so that we have a better idea what the specifics are. this section may also be of interest. Most of the talk page consists of less interesting discussions, though people simply disapproving of the idea in its entirety is common.

I wasn't sure what to do with this, but I feel like the talk page discussions are going nowhere without some input from people more closely related to the project. ~Mable (chat) 14:32, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

My colleague Michael responded to the latter link, after Wikimedia Conference I need some time to get an overview on the discussions first. Best, Martin Rulsch (WMDE) (talk) 14:25, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Dear User:Martin Rulsch (WMDE), Thank you soooo much for starting the Moon discussion and taking up the torch. I tried to get Wikipedia off the ground and into space before at Wikipedia_likes_Galactic_Exploration_for_Posterity_2015. Some of that discussion in the talk pages can shed some light on the technical and cultural ramifications of your current project. After all, why reinvent the rocket ship. Please feel free to reach out on my EN:user:geraldshields11 talk page or email me if you need more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 13:34, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
Nice idea! I forwarded Michael your proposal and the discussions around it. He will look deeper into this at times. Cheers, Martin Rulsch (WMDE) (talk) 12:16, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Request for Input - New Central Notice request processEdit


Back in February I emailed the CN-admin list regarding part of my role to look into the Central Notice process and see where we could make improvements including: the campaign process; its functionality or lack thereof; and fundamentally the documentation that supports it. You can see many of the issues that I identified at CentralNotice/Process_Review. If there is anything additional that you feel has been left out then please feel free to leave any comments on the talk page.

My first task is to improve the requesting of campaigns by communities and affiliates. I am looking to set up a more formal request process, similar to those used in many projects. The aim is to: increase the transparency of Central Notice; improve the support provided to affiliates (including making such support more consistent); to provide a forum for community input into campaigns.

I have been working on a very rough strawman version of the process and I would be interested in hearing you comments about what such a process should involve and what you think it would require. Please feel free to leave such comments at the process talk page section. I would like to have a working page in place by the end of May. This would not need to be a final version. The process can be improved upon over time as we learn about how well it works.

Given your role as a Meta Administrator who is actice in the area of Central Notice, I encourage you to:


Jseddon (WMF) (talk) Advancement Associate (Community Engagement) -- 02:49, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

(Double Posted for both as Staff and Volunteer role)

CentralNotice/Request/Dewiki Occasional Editors CampaignEdit

I'm very curious about this campaign and the background and rational behind it, but can't find anything about it in Wikipedia:Wikimedia Deutschland/Neue Ehrenamtliche/Übersicht/Aktuelles. What date should I be looking for? Ciell (talk) 09:17, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

It's now added. Best, Martin Rulsch (WMDE) (talk) 13:35, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Campaigns Product Update #1Edit

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.

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