How does one get a meta-wiki project started?Edit

Hi, it's me! My class and I were wondering about a page like Wikijournal that would be devoted to either Miraheze in particular, or the general idea of a private wikifarm dedicated to academic work. My guess is that it would occupy the namespace Miraheze on this wiki. It has ramifications for WikiJournal because it promotes the writing and collaborating of articles in wikitext before a decision is made as to where to publish. But I am more interested in the idea of students routinely doing their homework and term papers in a private space where eventual publication in student journals would be easily accomplished.

In particular, I want to ensure that the non-profit, open-source, and free-of-charge private wikifarm Miraheze either (a) thrives, or (b) gets replaced by something better.--Guy vandegrift (talk) 17:29, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi! It would indeed be beneficial. It may be difficult to propose a private wiki, since it's rather different from the openness that these projects value. Yet, an "embassy page" for an external project such as Miraheze can help getting people involved. Mikael Häggström (talk) 18:33, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Video conversionEdit

Hi Mikael, I'm John from Wikimedia UK. I saw your proposal for file conversion to open file formats fromt he Community Wishlist last year. I was wondering if you could tell me whether anything has come out of the proposal? I'm quite interested in how Wikimedia projects could use video better so I'd like to find out what's going on with the work on improving video on Commons. --Jwslubbock (talk) 17:17, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi Jwslubbock. I'm glad you also find interest in this issue! I saw lots of supporting comments on the proposal page, but haven't heard of any actual progress in the matter. Mikael Häggström (talk) 18:04, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't suppose you would like to help me write something about it for our Wikimedia UK blog? We get a few thousand views for every post, so maybe it would be one way to restart the conversation about what to do about Wikimedia's video file type issue. If you're interested I'll give you my email. --Jwslubbock (talk) 11:52, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Jwslubbock, I'm sorry I don't have the time to keep working on this issue, but I hope the blog post will help in the matter! Mikael Häggström (talk) 14:36, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
I can't really do a blogpost about this without help from people who know more than I do. Oh well, nevermind.--Jwslubbock (talk) 16:20, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

JSTOR account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library)Edit

Hi - according to our records you received a free account for JSTOR through The Wikipedia Library. Because we’ve used up all of our allocated accounts, and it’s been some time since they were distributed, we want to redistribute any accounts that aren’t being used to users on our waitlist.

If you’re still using, or plan to use, your JSTOR access, no problem! Simply head over to the Library Card platform, log in, and request a renewal of your account. You should be able to do this from your user page, or the JSTOR signup page. If you can’t find the renewal button, or have any other issues or questions about this, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. We’ll begin redistributing inactive accounts in September; if you request renewal after then we will only be able to reactivate your account if we have spots remaining. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification! Mikael Häggström (talk) 11:48, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Project Medicine Foundation MembershipEdit

Membership renewal

Dear Wiki Project Med Supporter, you are receiving this message as you have shown interest in supporting Wiki Project Med in the past. As our organization grows and evolves, we want to be able to verify peoples ongoing interest in being involved. To that end, the board has decided to require renew of membership every two years. So -- whether you are a current member or not, please fill out our updated membership form, to ensure your membership till the end of 2020. Please note -- We ask that you fill out the form by Feb 3rd, as we are close to elections and only members can nominate themselves for the board and vote!

Best, Shani & Doc James. 01:57, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

ASBS 2019Edit

I think you are adding extra endorsements - each candidate can only have 2. Maybe move them to the talk page? Thanks. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 17:12, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. I see it is already mentioned at the talk page. Mikael Häggström (talk) 20:52, 30 April 2019 (UTC)