Editing news 2023 #1Edit

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This newsletter includes two key updates about the Editing team's work:

  1. The Editing team will finish adding new features to the Talk pages project and deploy it.
  2. They are beginning a new project, Edit check.

Talk pages project

Some of the upcoming changes

The Editing team is nearly finished with this first phase of the Talk pages project. Nearly all new features are available now in the Beta Feature for Discussion tools.

It will show information about how active a discussion is, such as the date of the most recent comment. There will soon be a new "Add topic" button. You will be able to turn them off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion. Please tell them what you think.

Daily edit completion rate by test group: DiscussionTools (test group) and MobileFrontend overlay (control group)

An A/B test for Discussion tools on the mobile site has finished. Editors were more successful with Discussion tools. The Editing team is enabling these features for all editors on the mobile site.

New Project: Edit Check

The Editing team is beginning a project to help new editors of Wikipedia. It will help people identify some problems before they click "Publish changes". The first tool will encourage people to add references when they add new content. Please watch that page for more information. You can join a conference call on 3 March 2023 to learn more.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:18, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Server switch message looks for transaltionsEdit


In the past, you helped with the translation of Tech/Server switch. This message will soon be displayed to the public. We look for translators to update this message and check if everything is okay.

I hope you can help.

Thank you very much in advance, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 14:44, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Trizek (WMF), appreciate you reaching out. I am very happy to help, and if your release date is very close, I have to step back. Momentarily, I am cleaning up the mess a jawp sock has accumulated at VisualEditor/Newsletter/2023/February/ja... I'm fuming! Went to chat, advised to go to WM:RfH, ok, ok.
My worry is that the nl is needed for 2nd March meeting the team is calling for; the subject, or Talk Page Project has been disfavored by senior editors on VillagePump/ja, and offering them the nl in current form is like throwing a match stick into petrol tank... Omotecho (talk) 15:10, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Trizek (WMF), seriously, pls revert to bot edit reason cross wiki translation vandal. Tech News won't rot as far as we have eagle eyes of Marine-Blue. Cheers, Omotecho (talk) 07:05, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It seems that the Tech/Server switch message has been fixed for ja. I let you check it one last time, if possible for you (I will distribute it in a few hours). Thanks, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:56, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Trizek (WMF):, Last minute fix done, and thank you so much for the ping. And good luck for 3/3 conversation, which is a girls’ festival on ja traditional calendar. Cheers, Omotecho (talk) 16:56, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I still see Japanese completed at 83%. :) Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:28, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Omotecho Please purge the cache, a lot of bugs come from cache bugs. I found these content has been reverted to bots' edit. Lemonaka (talk) 17:29, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2023: InvitationEdit

Dear Wikipedian!

After two successful campaigns, Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, decided to launch "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month" in the year 2023, which will last from 1st until 31st March. The campaign is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design, and cultural phenomena of Ukraine that are now part of world heritage.

I would like to invite you to participate once again in this writing challenge! We have revised the suggested articles and announced new prizes for contestants to motivate fruitful contributions from participants. I hope to see you on board soon!

You received this message because you participated either in 2021 or 2022 edition of Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month.ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk) 07:47, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translations for Wikimania 2023Edit

Hi Omotecho,

You are receiving this notification because you have listed yourself as a volunteer for Wikimania 2023 either on Meta or on Wikimania wiki or because you have subscribed on Meta. Your help with translating the following pages on Wikimania wiki in your languages would be highly appreciated:

If you do not want to reiceive further notifications about pages related to Wikimania 2023, which are available for translation, you may remove your name from this list.

Thanks for your help! --Ameisenigel (talk)

This message was delivered through Global message delivery --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:40, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's a discussion you previous involved had an updateEdit

こんにちは、 Omotechoさん。
Last month we caught a lot of poor translation from user:とんずらする豚, now there's a comment on ja:Wikipedia:投稿ブロック依頼/とんずらする豚、Bletilla. You are invited to join that discussion. Lemonaka (talk) 17:31, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the ping, @Lemonaka, but (sigh)…… Is that debate productive or lands anyway but push one User out from our sight only? Japanese culture sometimes runs toward purist mindset, that’s good for cultural assets, but rather slowed down towards people-to-people.
Why can I not show ways to rehabilitate? Searched for the answer on Meta or Strategy and Behavior kind of pages, ashamed but need to admit I came back empty handed. Just panishment is highlighted everywhere.
Because old ones won’t change? Are we not terrifying newer users to predict how harsh an accusation could be with no one speaking for the accused?
The discussion/accusation is not productive AFAIK if I remember:
I am and dream to be/keep on as a translator, with my own shortcomings on codes. People come and give me both warm and cold hands, mend scars I have left without telling me “I patched the hole you left open, Omotecho.” Or warn me they will report me to admins nas refusing communication.
Then, I hope to pay forward, and what each of us owe to each other? Nagging your shortsightedness? How can we unbind the blindfold if they are tied to their desire and wish to be a helpful use, but the reality is not catching up. Either if you need to train yourself to reach that esteem, where is the dashboard or self/co-help program? Is the particular case very good to start our voyage into that sphere of ability or resources?
It is very hard for me to swallow the fact that accusations are not backed with remedy/intuitive logic how a person can fulfill their passion and goal that would be helpful for the extended community.

Ppl says a user is good at heart, but weak at accepting failure or taking holds to explain/excuse whenever they are bashed. Ppl says “Stop”, and naturally conversing is so hard when you see 1:10 ratio you are defeated. Do we have any speaking lessons on advising your counterpart, recommend and “yield and turn to whatsoever”.
Hey, which shoes are we in here and there, the target or the hitter? Isn’t it mirroring one day if our wiki-lives down the road? If so, I need a white flag to raise and treated as a surrender, not a prisoner. Otherwise, I envision an ego that needs to feel being part of our Movement will morph to any username, if they hate being an unregistered without pings coming in: Mentions make you find you are live, s/body out there notices that a particular person exists. Rehabilitate, no ban or in this case morph enhancing. Cheers, Omotecho (talk) 03:42, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I cannot speak more, a lot of people request for banning others, succussed and then got banned themselves. I respect self-governance of Japanese Wikipedia, but it seemed a little strange to me. Lemonaka (talk) 04:04, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Omotecho Yea, as you once predicted, this user was exiled from Japanese Wikipedia. Lemonaka (talk) 07:44, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This Month in Education: February 2023Edit