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Wikimania Banner problemsEdit

Hi Seddon, having a problem with the new campaign banner, see example here:


Logo is overrunning all over, and there is that extra "_" in the text.

Thanks, — xaosflux Talk 11:49, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: - on it. Will ping you when fixed. Seddon (WMF) (talk) 11:54, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: - I've checked on Chrome and Firefox both on windows with no issues on either the desktop and mobile site. What browser/OS you on? Seddon (WMF) (talk) 11:55, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Firefox on Windows, it lines up in vector, but it is overlapping in monobook. — xaosflux Talk 12:04, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: - fixed? Seddon (WMF) (talk) 12:19, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes! Thanks for the speedy response. — xaosflux Talk 13:09, 30 May 2019 (UTC)


In Firefox this banner you edited (?) has a problem: If I for example click on the title of an article, while the banner is open another site open. Habitator terrae (talk) 11:11, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Broken pingEdit

Hello! I'm not sure my ping reached you, as I forgot a bracket in your username. So here's my personal notification for you: You've been pinged here:

Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:59, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

CN notificationsEdit

The change here, establishes a new requirement for all global central notices will be that all geographic affiliates will have to be notified in advance and given the opportunity to respond. The previous requirement of "Community feedback", could have been interpreted as a single meta VP notice.

How exactly does that work? Keeping in mind that the WM-LGBT user group has no money and no employees, yet we have successfully run LGBT+ Pride content campaigns for over 5 years, we are highly reliant on experienced volunteers like @Pharos: being able to set up the site campaign and put a VP post and maybe a list announcement. Your clarification as to the WMF's requirements here is critical. If the requirement is now interpreted as requiring translation into over 20 languages and contacting 39 separate Chapters and perhaps other geographic affiliates that are not Chapters, then we will have to sadly say goodbye to having Pride campaign notices, as global notices will require more resources and administration than any User Group has access to.

Thanks. -- (talk) 07:14, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

@: - regarding affiliates, notification through one of the broad affiliate communication channels would probably be sufficient. Either the affiliates mailing list or potentially ComCom would probably be sufficient for the purposes, or both. I don't see these campaigns as needing ratification just giving a heads up. It's also to reduce the possibility of scheduling conflicts. Seddon (WMF) (talk) 07:23, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

The trouble with tests - fundraising feedbackEdit

Hi there,

Just wanted to drop a bit of 2nd hand feedback on the fundraising tests - some in my OTRS remit and others from RL friends who have run into it and asked me.

  1. There's been one potentially serious technical issue that I've redirected to the appropriate email
  2. Both by email and personal contact, people who know that it's not our normal fundraising time have immediately assumed there's a scam going on. I don't know how this can be better handled without making the trial invalid, but some means of reassuring non-user participants might be beneficial.
  3. I've also had a couple of elder readers ask about alternate (generally cheques etc) means of donating. I know this is a perennial, and I pointed them the right way, but I felt it worth including nevertheless.

Nosebagbear (talk) 18:16, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

@Nosebagbear: - Thank you so much, this is extremely useful feedback, I'll pass this feedback onto my team! Do feel free to post here about any feedback you have in the coming months :) Seddon (WMF) (talk) 19:13, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia India, WMF fundraising, Google, and de-recognitionEdit

I am doing a news piece for The Signpost, which is English Wikipedia's community newsletter.

At the Wikimedia India mailing list in July 2019 you announced a Wikimedia Foundation plan to reform its fundraising in India.

Typically not much major news or interventions come from India. This month, however, the Wikimedia Foundation has withdrawn their recognition of Wikimedia India, the regional chapter. Also on 29 May 2019 there was a report that Google is funding the Wikimedia Foundation programming in India. Because of all these things happening at once, I am wondering what relationship, if any, exists among them. I presume you are a person who can speak to this.

Can you answer these questions?

  1. To what extent has the WMF de-recognition of the India chapter been part of the WMF fundraising planning in India?
  2. To what extent has Google's interest in promoting Wikimedia projects in India been part of the WMF fundraising planning in India?

Thanks Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:56, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

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