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Tech News: 2015-38

16:17, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #175

Wikimedia Highlights from August 2015

Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in August 2015.
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New Wikipedia Library Database Access (September 2015)

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Tech News: 2015-39

18:29, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #176

Tech News: 2015-40

15:15, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #177

Temporary adminship

Greetings, as your temporary adminship (RfA) has expired, I have removed it. Best regards, --MF-W 04:03, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you MF-W, I have posted my request for regular adminship or temporary rights renewal. :) --Varnent (talk)(COI) 04:14, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #178

Tech News: 2015-41

18:32, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Movement Wide Finance Report 2014

Dear Varnent,

I’m Alex, currently a finance fellow (i.e intern) at the Wikimedia Foundation. I worked before for Wikimedia France, planning the Hackathon Lyon 2015 mainly. I'm today contacting you because of your activity for Wikimedia Esperanto User Group.

Last year, Finance Fellows produced a financial report that included financial activity from every chapters. It was great and has been presented at the Wikimania in Mexico.

If you haven’t seen the results of the Report 2013, here they are:

We’re currently starting the Report 2014 and this year we also want to include user groups to improve the scope of our work. I want to tell you that I’ve tried to make the process as short and easy as possible, so that shouldn’t require a lot of your time.

The aim of such a report is global. It helps having an idea of how the money is used across the movement, it helps chapters and user groups to learn about best practice and finally it leads to more transparency through a qualitative work, which I believe is important.

Could you briefly tell me if you had any income and expenses in 2014? If you are not the person responsible for this, please tell me who is the user the most likely to know this information. Also, If you are part of some other user groups and know if they have income and expenses, I'd be super cool if you could tell me.

I’ll be your contact for this project this year, I’m looking forward to working with you!

Cheers, ACella (WMF) (talk) 21:51, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Varnent, congratulations! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta.

Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List of administrators and the Template:List of administrators.

Just to mention it, this adminship now is permanent! -Barras talk 15:13, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
@Barras: Great - thank you! --Varnent (talk)(COI) 18:15, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2015-42

16:29, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #179

Wikimedia Highlights from September 2015

Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in September 2015.
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Wikidata weekly summary #180

Tech News: 2015-43

16:02, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

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