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Please note the usage of Template:Date


The correct usage is {{Date||MM|DD}}. If there is no year, please keep a blank but not delete the first parameter. What you wrote in Template:Main Page/WM News had made the Chinese version show a confusing version and I corrected them. Thank you. Hehua (talk) 01:01, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Well noted --- thank you for your feedback. Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 10:24, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply



Good day, I've requested for removal of your translation admin user right. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 14:56, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the ping. I have relayed this to my manager. Best, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 18:13, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for reaching out Minorax. I'm Ramzy's manager and went over the revisions you've provided. We both understand better now the need to allow the translation system to provide the unit numbers automatically, from the guidance available. We appreciate your help in providing high-quality translation mark up and bringing this to our attention. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 21:01, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@RamzyM, @Xeno, another issue: translatable headings should be followed with an empty new line. Sorry for pointing those kind of minor issues, but we are tired to fix them because WMF do not enough train its staff. -- Pols12 (talk) 17:06, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Pols12: hi, thanks for pointing this out. I followed the markup examples in this MediaWiki guide that says "Headings can in principle be tied to the following paragraph, but it is better to have them separated with an empty line." Appreciate you for reminding this best practice from your perspective. Best, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 05:24, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for pointing this misrecommendation: if headings are alone in their own unit, an English anchor is added on translation page, which allow to make links-to-section with Special:MyLanguage. That feature probably didn’t exist when the guide was edited. I am fixing this page. -- Pols12 (talk) 11:50, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Much appreciated, Pols12! RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 14:01, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply



Hi. I noticed that you marked PEarley (WMF) as being former staff, but they still have their user groups and haven't been locked (which I believe is what usually happens for former staff). Just wanted to check if Patrick is still staff or not (feel free to weigh in if you see this ping too, Patrick!). Sdrqaz (talk) 13:16, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi Sdrqaz, thanks for your question. I put the mark to avoid confusion should there's anyone mentioned or asked questions to Patrick in regard to the ongoing U4C election. Let me confirm back for you on this one. Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 01:37, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I don't really understand how the addition of the template is related to the election, unless Patrick will be leaving the Foundation soon and you don't want them to get questions about it. Thank you for asking for further information. Sdrqaz (talk) 01:56, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I see that my question was resolved ... Thanks for your help. Sdrqaz (talk) 21:09, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, I wasn't able to say more about this until the usual lock is implemented :) Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 10:11, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply



I have a question that (I think) most people want to ask all U4C candidates, but I can’t ask it myself because I’m not an eligible voter. Can you ask it for me? The question is below.

Systemic issues


Would you be willing to investigate your most commonly edited wiki for systemic issues, even if doing so causes you to be socially ostracized on that wiki? [insert signature here] Adrianmn1110 (talk) 13:09, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi Adrianmn1110, thanks for your message. Unfortunately, it would not be appropriate for me as support staff for this election to ask a question to the candidates on behalf of another individual. I hope you understand this situation here. Best, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 12:40, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Affiliations Committee News (January-March 2024)

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Dear Ramzy,

How you do? Thank you for your kind reminder of the election. Unfortunately, it is not my intention to vote. Basically, I lost clue of whatever the vote is about. And I don't have the time, the resources, and the vocation to start an in depth study of such matters, as they seem to have moved way beyond the understanding of the average human being, to enter the realm of the experts, connosieurs and -I guess- interested parties.

Therefore, I have decided to devote my energies -these being in increasingly shorter supply- to the endavours that fulfil more directly and in a way that I manage to understand the improvement of my intellect. Those activities being partly Wikimedia related, but also including non Wikimedia parts.

I find very frustrating and quite contradictory that an organization trying to reach everybody has developed into some kind of bureaucratic behemoth. Such things happen!

Thanks a lot for your very kind communication and receive my best wishes. B25es (talk) 05:55, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@B25es: hi there, thanks for your thoughtful message. I appreciate your stance and hope that the development of the Universal Code of Conduct system in the future can be beneficial for Wikimedians like you and me. Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 14:16, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Reminder to vote now to select members of the first U4C


It says Sorry, you are not in the predetermined list of users authorized to vote in this election. Why are you sending me a reminder on a talkpage if I cannot vote??? Ludost Mlačani (talk) 07:20, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Ludost Mlačani the Message says: You are receiving this message because you previously participated in the UCoC process. It would be an extraordinary effort to limit those messages to only those who are eligible. Der-Wir-Ing ("DWI") talk 08:11, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Ludost Mlačani: hi there, we sent the reminder to all users that voted in the Enforcement Guidelines ratification vote (both the first and the second) and/or the U4C charter vote. Indeed, it looks like that you are not eligible to vote for this election based on the voting criteria for editors. We hope that you can be involved in other ways for the UCoC process in the future. Thanks, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 14:20, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Waren1 voted for the first U4C


Dear Ramzy! Thanks a lot for reminding me about the current vote to elect the members of the first U4C. I took part in the voting today. Waren1 (talk) 08:47, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thank you very much, Waren1. Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 14:21, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply



Hi there, I just thought I'd give you a heads-up that the MassMessage that was received on my and other simplewiki talk pages had redlinks in (here) as they weren't linked to meta. Thanks, --Ferien (talk) 20:29, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Indeed, Ferien, it looks like for some languages and spaces it's not properly marked. Apologies for that, we will make sure it's properly checked before sending next time. Thanks for the ping. Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 14:22, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

ambox also for i18n? (Ratification vote)


Hi, Ramzy, Wish we will have the ambox as well for internationalization. Ventured to add translate tags, what do you think? Kindly, -- Omotecho (talk) 11:53, 9 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

No objection to that, although we will not move the ambox content to votewiki. Thanks for thinking about it :) RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 13:37, 9 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Draft of Movement Charter


Hi, I see you uploaded the final version of the Movement Charter. Where can I find the draft that was published last February? Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 15:45, 10 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Ad Huikeshoven: the previous draft version was published in April, and is available at {{Movement Charter/Navbox}} under "Published in 2024". RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 15:56, 10 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Please undelete Movement Charter/Content/One-page draft to allow the two versions to be directly compared. AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 18:59, 10 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
@AntiCompositeNumber: you can compare the current version with two previous versions: Movement Charter/May 2023 version and Movement Charter/April 2024 version. RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 01:31, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Sunday June 23 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting (WMF BoT statement on Movement Charter ratification)

A group of SWANs heading to the meeting

Hello everyone!

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas about current developments in the Wikimedia Movement. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for further Wikimedia 2030 strategy process work.

At this meeting we will focus on the recent statement by the WMF Board of Trustees liaisons statement on the Movement Charter in which the liaisons stated that they will be recommending the Board of Trustees not to ratify the final draft of the Movement Charter. The community and affiliate votes on the ratification are supposed to start on Tuesday, 25 June. This meeting offers a venue to discuss the situation and formulate the "next steps".

This month, we are meeting on Sunday, June 23, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

UTC meeting times are and

Nadzik (talk) 16:35, 22 June 2024 (UTC)Reply