OOUI 0.25.0Edit

Hi, thanks for adding it to Tech News. I talked to Volker, and this version had no changes that would change the look of the Wikimedia wikis for editors, so I removed it this time. He did take the opportunity to say there's a big visible change coming in OOUI 0.26.0 though, so we should add that one when the time comes. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 04:28, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Getting started on PhabricatorEdit

Greetings, ambassador!

As recently discussed within this group, we are ready to experiment with setting up a project and its related workboard on Phabricator, the platform used in the Wikimedia movement for project management, software bug reporting and feature requests. It will help us coordinate and cooperate better on projects that should require ambassadors' involvement.

For the time being, I'm just asking that you please add your Phabricator nickname next to your name in the ambassadors' table (you can create an account now if you don't have one already). I will send you further information soon! Thanks for your patience as we get to the operational stage of this effort :) Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 14:53, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting PhaseEdit

Hello once again! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2018 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group by 21 January 2018, you are eligible to vote. As mentioned under the instructions for voters, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.

On behalf of the Founding Members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:24, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

SVG i18nEdit

Hi. I'm inviting comments at Grants:Project/Glrx/SVG i18n. Glrx (talk) 00:36, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election ResultsEdit

Hello everyone! The steering committee election for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group is finally over and the results you were patiently awaiting for is here! We had many great candidates with awesome skillsets and experience, unfortunately not everyone could make it to the final eight. We are grateful to all the candidates for stepping up and boldly throwing their hat in the ring. It was a difficult choice and they made it. Now, the results. The candidates who made it to the final eight are,

On behalf of the founding members, the TWL team and the user group members, we congratulate the candidates on their successful run and welcome them to the committee. The steering committee and the founding members will soon meet to discuss the handover and next steps of the user group. Thank you--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:56, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Global preferences ready for testingEdit


I am contacting you because of your support for Global settings in the 2016 Community Tech Wishlist. Global preferences are now available for beta testing, and need your help before being released to the wikis.

  1. Read over the help page, it is brief and has screenshots
  2. Login or register an account on Beta English Wikipedia
  3. Visit Global Preferences and try enabling and disabling some settings
  4. Visit some other language and project test wikis such as English Wikivoyage, German Wiktionary, the Spanish Wikipedia, the Hebrew Wikipedia and test the settings
  5. Report your findings, experience, bugs, and other observations

Once the team has feedback on design issues, bugs, and other things that might need worked out, the problems will be addressed and global preferences will be sent to the wikis.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:43, 26 February 2018 (UTC)


Users changes look good to me? Not sure why you have blocked them? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:56, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

spam--Shizhao (talk) 01:57, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Ah no. These are efforts to distribute Wikipedia and other content for those without Internet access. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:31, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Template Wizard script available for testingEdit

Hello. I'm contacting you because you voted for the Infobox Wizard in the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey.

The Infobox Wizard has gotten an upgrade - it's now a Template Wizard which works for infoboxes and all other templates. The feature is being developed as an extension (which will allow for localization) but there is a prototype user script which works well.

The Wishlist Team would love it if you could take a few minutes to try the Template Wizard prototype script out and give us feedback on whether it lives up to your expectations. This feedback will help build the script into an extension. To get started, add the following to your Special:MyPage/common.js -

mw.loader.load( 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Samwilson/TemplateWizard.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript' );

The Template Wizard will show up as a puzzle-piece icon in the 2010 WikiEditor. You can click on the icon to insert a template. Your thoughts are needed on whether it makes sense for the wizard to be available for all users by default or if there should be a preference for it. If it's a preference, what should the default be? Please leave your feedback here. Thank you! -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:41, 28 March 2018 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for adding the CodeMirror item to Tech News. It was actually included already last week. (: /Johan (WMF) (talk) 14:35, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Yahadzija deblock requestEdit

It is the time for user Yahadzija amnestion, as well as deblocking. All of apelantes for blockade, were included his/her articles at least tvo years ago. I suggest the positive activity and revision of previously comments on global ban...Amaro Rodrigez (talk) 18:53, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

New Tech Ambassadors Phabricator boardEdit


You have listed yourself as an active Tech Ambassador, thank you for that!

We have recently set up a board on Phabricator so that you can learn about tasks and updates that are potentially interesting for your community, and take action when necessary. During the pilot phase we are currently in, to avoid confusion, only Wikimedia Foundation's Community Liaisons will mark tasks so that they end up in the various columns. Thanks for your understanding!

Please follow this Phabricator board (learn how to). You'll receive "notifications" for updates in all tasks listed there. In case you choose to receive them as email; we currently expect the volume to be fairly low, but in any case you can learn how to manage it.

If you have any feedback about this board, please leave your questions and comments on the Ambassadors talk page.

All the best, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:03, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

What's new from the Wikimedia and Libraries User GroupEdit

Hi Shizhao! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Yes, you heard that right! We are now officially known as the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group (previously, Wikipedia Library User Group). New group contacts are User:Merrilee and User:Sodapopinski7. The elected steering committee has been meeting twice a month ever since their election, working on the organisation and details of user group functioning. Progress is being made and we'd like to keep the members updated.
  • The committee decided to use the libraries lists.wikimedia.org and has started making announcements on the list. Please join the list for future announcements and for internal discussions and communications.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (May 14-15, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,


via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 27 May 2018 (UTC)


There are four of them. They edited over each other - so could you please rollback all of them? XenrøseT 02:49, 20 June 2018 (UTC)


Have you noticed something rather strange in the string left in the bot? --Fail (talk) 02:56, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Some kind of encryption?--Shizhao (talk) 03:04, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
I'll run it through a couple of decoders to see if it is a encryption XenrøseT 04:13, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Nope, nothing. XenrøseT 04:17, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Still it's super weird but thanks! --Fail (talk) 11:53, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group updates and WikimaniaEdit

Hi Shizhao! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Thank you for participating in the poll to help the steering committee plan activities for the year 2018. We received 84 responses, and the results can be found on the resources page. In addition to that, there are a few more things we'd like to share with you.

If you are attending Wikimania,

Bon voyage and have a wonderful Wikimania!

If you are not attending Wikimania, we have you covered too!

  • Please help us plan activities for this year by sharing your suggestions on how to implement the top two ideas from the poll results. The discussion is open on the user group talk page.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (June 28-29, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,


via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:02, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

SVG Translate Community wishlist survey projectEdit

Hello! Thank you for voting for the SVG Translate project that was proposed in the 2017 Wishlist survey. The Community Tech team in the Wikimedia Foundation is beginning to start their work on the project. We're currently looking for feedback on some open questions which will allow us to come up with preliminary designs for the tool. If you are interested in being involved, you can watch the project page and join in the discussions on the talk page. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and learning from your experiences. Thank you. -- NKohli (WMF), Product Manager, Community Tech (talk) 21:53, 16 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) 11:23, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Tech NewsEdit

Thanks for the link! Tech News already wrote about that, in 2018/37. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 03:14, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Johan (WMF): mw:Recommendations for mobile friendly articles on Wikimedia wikis#Making page issues (ambox templates) mobile friendly is the newly added content recently.--Shizhao (talk) 03:33, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
OK, reverted my revert for now; will take another look at it before I freeze the issue later. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 03:49, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
I'll have to talk to the mobile team about a couple of things to figure out what to best present and figure out what changed when, so I won't have time to include it this week. But thanks for the ping. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:11, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
I moved the link to 07 as a reminder for now. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:13, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
It was included in the issue that just went out to the wikis. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 18:47, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting PhaseEdit

Hello Shizhao! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2019 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group before 28 February 2019, you are eligible to vote. Not unlike last year, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.

On behalf of the steering committee,


via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:43, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

TOW week 25 2019Edit

There have been complaints about your choice for TOW this week. Actually en:Belgian government in exile had five votes, like en:Karin Bergöö Larsson, but was suggested a few hours earlier. I have answered one of the complaintants that it's a minor error, as the suggestions came on the same day. I don't see the need to make further confusion by changing TOW in the beginning of the week. Hopefully also "Belgian government in exile" will be TOW soon, even if Super Wang now has voted against. Best regards. Deryni (talk) 06:27, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

thx--Shizhao (talk) 02:40, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Weird Signals for Sock PuppetryEdit

Hi. There are weird signals for sock puppetry. Look at this.

Recent Changes: Weird Signals for Sock Puppetry

Josephina Phoebe White (talk) 03:50, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Tech News & T71301Edit

Hi, as always, thank you for your contributions to Tech News. Much appreciated.

Unless I misunderstand phab:T71301, this is all happening in background and will have no effect on users and what they can access? Do correct me if I'm wrong. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 12:01, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Community Tech Launches Wikisource Improvement InitiativeEdit


We hope you are all healthy and safe in these difficult times.

The Community Tech team has just launched a new initiative to improve Wikisource. We have created the first project (Improve ebook exports), which came out of the 2020 Community Wishlist Survey. We now invite you to share your feedback on the project talk page. Please let us know what you think of our project analysis; we want to hear from you! Furthermore, we hope that you will participate in the other Wikisource improvement projects, which we’ll address in the future. Thank you in advance and we look forward to reading your feedback on the project talk page!

-- IFried (WMF) (Product Manager, Community Tech)

Sent by Satdeep Gill (WMF) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:51, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Feedback requested: August update for Wikisource ebook export projectEdit

Hello, Shizhao! The Community Tech team has posted an August update to the Wikisource Ebook Export Improvement project, and we would love your feedback. The update includes findings from our community consultation, results from two technical analyses, and proposed next steps for the project. Your feedback is crucial, and it will help us understand how to approach our work. For this reason, we invite you to check out the latest update and share your feedback on the project talk page. Thank you in advance! --IFried (WMF) (talk) 16:23, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

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Wikisource Pagelist Widget - First Iteration FeedbackEdit

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Wikisource Pagelist Widget is now available on Beta Wikisource. We need your help in testing the widget and providing feedback.

You can test the widget by editing the following Index page on Beta Wikisource:


There is a new ‘Preview pagelist’ button under the pagelist field. Click it to get a preview, and then click on any page number in the preview to open the widget.

You can also create a fresh Index Page for any other PDF or DjVu from Wikimedia Commons and test it.

We need your feedback on the following questions:

  • What is your general opinion about the Pagelist Widget?
  • Is it obvious how to use the widget? If not, what is difficult to understand?
  • What other changes would you like to suggest in order to improve the widget further?

Please provide your feedback on the Project Talk Page on Meta-Wiki.

P.S. - The widget doesn’t work on Local Uploads in Beta Wikisource as of now (due to phab:T257807).


SGill (WMF) (talk)

Sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:51, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

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There was an issue with language list, so I had to mark the page for translation. Please review translation segments and update if required.



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Community Wishlist Survey 2021: InvitationEdit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Edit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Help for translation on Farsi version of Wikiwomen's CollaborativeEdit

Hey there. i'm translating the project's main page to Farsi. i have a minor problem: i translated a part of the introductions subpage but my translations are not shown in the main page. i don't have enough experience on editing Meta pages, so i need some help. :) thank you. --Jeeputer (talk) 08:47, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

as i found out, the same problem exists on other languages. --Jeeputer (talk) 08:51, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

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MassMessage timestampEdit

Hi, I'm reaching out to you because you've used Special:MassMessage here in the last couple of months. In phab:T270435 there's a discussion about how to be able to use MassMessage when using the new "Page to be sent as a message" function, which would require an easier way of adding a timestamp. My suggestion is to add it automatically, since MassMassages are going out to discussion pages of different kinds, and should be timestamped. If you have a workflow where you don't want your message to be timestamped, please let me now on my talk page or in the Phabricator ticket. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 14:14, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

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The five year old strategy process has resulted in recommendations. After Global Conversations the number one priority is to establish an Interim Global Council, who will draft a Movement Charter, which will lead to the formation of a Global Council. Please help in translating the concise page "Project wiki representatives" which asks contributor to select for each project wiki a representative, who will help in implementing the first strategic priority.



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Translation of the weekEdit

Hello. You have an error of English in the caption of your Translation of the week template.

  • Wrong: Please be bold and help to translation this article!
  • Right: Please be bold and help translate this article!

Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 09:33, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Planet Wikimedia/zhEdit

閣下還處理這個嗎?—— Eric LiuTalk 09:36, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

好久不处理了--Shizhao (talk) 14:21, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
是否還記得相關程序怎麼進行?有空想幫個忙清理一下存檔。—— Eric LiuTalk 05:37, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
去git上把planet那部分clone下来,改完再提交上去--Shizhao (talk) 06:09, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
您知道代碼的位址在哪裡嗎?—— Eric LiuTalk 06:50, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
wikitech:Planet.wikimedia.org这里有详细说明--Shizhao (talk) 07:13, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
好的,感謝!—— Eric LiuTalk 12:54, 26 July 2021 (UTC)




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我最近注意到本站出现这样的评论请求:Requests for comment/Start allowing ancient languages,由于这个评论请求似乎要求一股脑的重新允许古代、消亡或历史语言建站,我担心如果这会获得通过,且语言提案方针因此获得修订的话,您的反对将因此苍白无力,且中文维基文库将不得不面临告别文言文内容的窘境。--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:46, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

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The InternetArchiveBot team has come up with a new header for its documentation and user pages designed to make important links as easy to find as possible. We use this header on the bot's global user page, and we have it set up to show the labels in your interface language, meaning that the labels will appear in Russian on Russian Wikipedia (unless you override the interface language).

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Thank you to everyone who translated "Template:InternetArchiveBot header". The template is now available in 64 languages (including variants)! Now when people visit the bot's user page on those language wikis, they will be greeted with navigation options in their language. (We have since added one more link to the header – "Translate" – translations are appreciated!) This page I am requesting translations for is the "report problem" page for InternetArchiveBot, directing the user to different places depending on the kind of problem they are having. There are a total of 17 terms to translate, consisting of short phrases and sentences. This page is directly linked from the header on InternetArchiveBot's global user page, so your work will likely be seen.



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