Global Collaboration team formed in July by merging the Language and Collaboration teams of the Wikimedia Foundation. The team is part of the Contributors department.
The newsletter now includes updates about Content translation. The Global Collaboration team now have an extended report (in English), with more information and data about the different projects we take care of.
Due to vacations and Wikimania, no newsletter has been written in August.
Major changes, with possibly an important impact on the wikis, are now marked with the star icon in the newsletter. Let us know if you like it.
Presenting Community Engagement Insights survey report: Tuesday, October 10, 1600 UTCEdit
Hi Green Mostaza,
I am reaching out to you because you signed up to receive updates about the Global Wikimedia survey.
We will be hosting a public event online to present the data, a few examples on how teams will be using it for annual planning, and what are next steps for this project. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 10, at 9:00 am PST (1600 UTC), and the presentation will be in English. You can watch the livestream here, and ask question via IRC on #wikimedia-office.
Remember the Wikidata primary sources tool?
Thanks to your support, my team has recently started building its next version (yes, the grant process took a long time).
A couple of new features are deployed, so feel free to give them a try.
I'm reaching out to draw your attention on a new use case for the tool.
The main goal is to add a massive amount of identifiers to Wikidata, ensuring live maintenance of links.
Do you think that Wikidata should become the central linking hub of open knowledge?
If so, I'd be really grateful if you could endorse the soweego project:
Filters for Watchlists are still on Beta. Please try them and give feedback before we release it for all users!
Shortcuts to filter Namespaces and Tags are now more visible. 
Discovery of the search bar has been improved. 
If the Recent Changes page or the Watchlist fails to load or is time-outed, a message is now displayed. 
The bookmark icon for creating a "Saved filter" is now grayed when it is not possible to save. Before it was not visible. Bookmarking is unavailable when, for example, the current filter set is already saved. 
Live updates on Recent changes will be moved out of beta and into the standard feature set by the end of the year. 
Extension:Translate filters for RecentChanges are going to be integrated to the new filters. 
Automatic edit summaries will be filtered as tags. 
List items (suggested items and in-progress/published translations) layout restyled to prevent overflows on small screen sizes.
Search results for new translation dialog are now embedded, instead of being displayed in floating menu. Search results remain displayed when tabbed out and can be closed using ESC key.
Missing pages are no longer shown when there is no match for search query. Message informing that there are no results is displayed instead.
Embedded search results enabled to provide users with more translation opportunities. Articles user recently edited (in currently selected source language wiki) are surfaced when there is no input in search bar, with additional info if article is missing in user's currently selected target language.
Long suggestion descriptions are limited to three lines, and the rest is truncated, which is indicated by ellipsis.
Chart data representing user translation statistics in now showing all the months since user's first published translation. Months that went without translation are now displayed in chart as well.
A loading indicator is shown while suggestions are loading.
Button to discard dialog is now shown through the whole process of selecting article to translate.
The filters are now deployed as a default feature on all wikis on RecentChanges and RecentChangesLinked pages.
The filters are still available as a Beta feature on all wikis on Watchlists. Please try them!
LiveUpdates have been deployed as a default feature for all wikis.
On wikis using Extension:Translate, translated messages can now be filtered. System messages can be filtered as well, on all wikis. 
"View new changes since $1" link is now more prominent, to invite users to use that native feature to update the list of results. 
Pagination and time period selectors are now combined and located on the right on left-to-right wikis. 
When a user wanted to click outside of the filter menu to close it, it was possible to click on "revert" link by accident. It is not possible anymore. 
It is now possible to filter the following events using the Tags menu: Making a page a redirect, Changing redirect target, Changing an existing redirect into a non-redirect, Blanking of the page, Removing more than 90% of a page content, Rolling back an edit. 
Some design improvements have been done to Related Changes page to integrate the new filters. 
"Save current filter settings" menu and legend overlapped the results. This is now fixed. 
Some small design improvements have been done. 
Now Content Translation prevents source and target language to be set to same language. 
The dialog for selecting article to translate is standardized. It introduces a new component that is used for the selected page on both the "New translation" dialog and the "Suggested pages" list. 
More space is given to the language filter, to increase responsiveness and show more language names without truncation. 
While searching for a new page to translate, duplicates are not shown anymore for user search input. 
Hola, Green Mostaza. Los chicos de Wikiviajes quieren saber si tú tienes acceso a la cuenta de facebook y twitter. Nos gustaría poder usarla. Estaré atenta a tu respuesta. Saludos, Laura Fiorucci (talk) 02:04, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
PS: Here are some instructions. Please go to the translation page: your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. Once you've selected it, you'll see the document in English side by side with any translation work already done in your language. You can add new translations or modify existing ones. Please let us know about difficulties you experience with the translation memory system.
The wording when you send a thanks message has changed. Instead of Yes or No it says Thank and Cancel. It is also now easier to understand that all thanks are public. 
A notification is now sent to account owner on multiple unsuccessful login attempts. 
Between week 7 and 20 February, when you thanked someone for an edit, the thank went to the latest unthanked edit to that page. It didn't matter which edit you tried to give thanks for. This has been fixed. 
Long page titles on Special:Notifications were not truncated. This is now fixed. 
It was not possible to opt-in and opt-out Structured discussions on wikis using it as a Beta feature. It is now fixed. 
The visual editor and 2017 wikitext editor interface is going to change for consistency. The toolbar, dialogs and menus will appear slightly bigger; some icons will look different. Content or functionality will not change. That change will apply to Structured Discussions as well. 
The Collaboration team doesn't longer exists. That team was working on building features that encourage collaboration. This is the latest message for that newsletter.
The Growth Team, formed in July 2018, supports some former Collaboration projects. The Growth Team's main objective is to ease new editors' first steps on wikis, through software changes. You can discover all objectives and missions of the Growth team on its page.
If you wish to be informed about Growth team's updates about easing new users first steps, you can subscribe to the new list to get updates. The first message from Growth –with a call for feedback on a new project– will be posted in a few days!
If you have questions or you want to share experiences made on your wiki about new users' first steps, please post them on the team talk page, in any language.