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Help wanted for global templatesEdit

Hi Matiia,

You showed support for global templates in the past. Staff of the Wikimedia Foundation view this change as big. We need to convince the Wikimedia Foundation to start working on this. We have to reassure them there is sufficient support by local project communities.

You can help move this forward.

Please do setup a page on the local projects you are (most) active on in the language of the project. Tell your fellow editors why you believe global templates are necessary. Follow the local project decision process to come to a discussion outcome as support or not. There is plenty of time for discussion. Please reach a conclusion before the end of April 2021.

Please translate the coordinating page on meta to languages you are proficient in.

Please add a line to this meta page with a link to a discussion page on your local project(s).

The goal is to have the Wikimedia Foundation include a program to develop infrastructure for global templates in their 2021/2022 Annual Plan. The Wikimedia Foundation will decide on the Annual Plan in May/June this year.

The aim is to have several dozen local project communities to show support, and little concerns, issues or objections. Of course, any project can continue to use their local templates.

When you have questions about this initiative you can reach me at ad or + 31 6 40293574, and also on Telegram and Signal. You can also raise questions on the talk page on meta. Maybe some people would like to discuss this initiative in a meeting. Please let me know whether you would like to join a Zoom meeting in February.


Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 15:27, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Userbox Make a templateEdit

On wikipedia.User box think it would be better to make a template. Because I can only understand Japanese I'm sorry if I made a mistake because of google translate. --6574839201al (talk) 06:58, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

@6574839201al: Hi. Sorry, but I'm not sure I fully understand, could you elaborate or give a link? Rxy or Infinite0694 could you help here? Matiia (talk) 01:52, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
I'll help you as much as I can. Can you give me more details? --Infinite0694 (Talk) 02:44, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
    • Some Wikipedia templates user boxes. (Project: After getting permission from the user box.) I think that this meta often creates user pages. When it comes to (mainly for global use), I think it's difficult to create a userbox using Template Userbox every time, so I think that the userbox should be templated.--6574839201al (talk) 06:14, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
      • @Infinite0694: it seems there's a language barrier and as you are a ja speaker, I think you can handle this better than me. Matiia (talk) 20:48, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021Edit

Greetings SWMT member,

I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 10 July, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up your name under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 03:21, 3 June 2021 (UTC)