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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello Tuvalkin, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing! Ottava Rima (talk) 17:47, 15 April 2010 (UTC)


rn:Kiseperanto, sorry It's a great error. Now I fix and restore all the revisions --.snoopy. 14:41, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Community logo consultationEdit

Hi Tuvalkin, I notice that you supported Community Logo/Reclaim the Logo by adding your !vote to the Support section, but did not take part in Community Logo/Request for consultation started by the WMF. Given that they seem to consider only the !votes cast in the latter survey (for lack of a better word), would you mind voicing your opinion there, too? I think this would help us (the community) present a more correct balance of the discussion. Thanks, odder (talk) 18:51, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Superprotect letter updateEdit

Hi Tuvalkin,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:29, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?Edit

Hi there,

I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!

Here’s how to participate:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:34, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Future IdeaLab Campaigns resultsEdit

Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.

With great thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:56, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Open Call for Individual Engagement GrantsEdit

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 15:57, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

My only proposal, m:User:I JethroBT (WMF), is to immediatly cancel all these programs and fully canalized all WMF funds to infrastructure mantainance. Since the community is able to create content that’s good enough to attract proffessional leeches and stoodges to live off its teat, then the community is able to manage itself without the need of said leeches and stoodges. Thanks very much for your spam, come again every time. Tuvalkin (talk) 14:42, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.

The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)


Pinging @Pandakekok9, Gone Postal

Thanks for adding me. I didn't know about the existence of that page, but I like it. (blocked users can't use the "thank" function) Suggested description for Majora: as impartial an admin as it gets, Majora always wanted to hear all parties without taking sides and kept a cool head. — Alexis Jazz (ping me) 06:01, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Invitation to complete a survey regarding WPWP CampaignEdit

Hello Tuvalkin,

Many thanks for participating in the WPWP campaign.

We are excited about the level of participation, this year and we are happy to inform you that over 90,000 articles were improved with photos in 272 languages Wikipedia.

We'd love to get your feedback. Your feedback will allow us to better meet your expectations for the campaign in the next editions.

Please complete a brief survey so that we may learn about your participation in the campaign, strengths, challenges and your expectations. This information will enable us to improve the next editions of the Campaign.

Follow this link to the Survey:

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

Thank you in advance for taking this survey. Stay safe! 

Kind regards,
Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ]
Communication Manager, WPWP Campaign
-- Message sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:17, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: InvitationEdit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:26, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

@SGrabarczuk (WMF): High in my wishlist I have the wholesale elimination of Wikidata (and also of that Abstract thingy) and its pernicious meddling in all other projects, coupled with a radical clean-up in the way the Foundation is steered and its finances are managed: No more Big Data shills nor decorative figureheads who don’t give a rat’s ass about the true spirit, practices, and goals that made Wikipedia, Commons, and Wiktionary the projects we know and love. In that interim, third party institutions, such as GLAMs, should be informed about how actually work together with us, namely through Commons, instead of being duped into feeding their data in an informational black hole that goes against the most basic wiki principle. Once that’s done, VisualEditor, Flow, and MediaViewer should be too eliminated; on that flat ground, serious and functional tools should be developed to address actual issues real editors face and dully deployed when they reach a satisfactory level. Now, I am pretty sure this will not happen, so I’m not submitting any proposal: These days I’m just editing in a few projects with bitter-sweet enjoyment, realizing that the future is dim and ugly, and that the time to avert it is now long past. Tuvalkin (talk) 19:15, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Edit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

  • @SGrabarczuk (WMF): If you’re not even bothering to read replies to the stuff you post, then kindly lay off my talk page. I’m perfectly capable of visiting a central announcement page and interact thereon if I’m interested. Spamming user pages instead is ethically wrong, even if it is allowed here on Meta (shouldn’t be, but I’m not going to waste time falling into a rabbithole of policy pages to find out). On a different note, your ineffable, bot-like spamming of a second announcement here with no acknowledgement of what I had commented just above is a priceless example of my very point, so thank you for making it even easier to abhorr your employer and all they represent. Tuvalkin (talk) 15:07, 23 May 2021 (UTC)