Please leave me any comments or questions here!

Promotion of Ancash Quechua Wikipedia


Hi, may you say me how to develop my proposal, please --Michael junior obregon pozo (talk) 00:51, 20 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

IMLD-ODD 2018 Wikidata Edit-a-thon


Hi Jifar,

Earlier this month, I have proposed for a rapid grant to fund "IMLD-ODD 2018 Wikidata India Edit-a-thon". The project is a national-level Wikidata editing campaign starting from International Mother Language Day (21 February 2018) and continuing through Open Data Day (3 March 2018). As the start date is getting close, for smooth execution I request you to review proposal at the earliest feasible for you. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks in advance.

Proposal at: Grants:Project/Rapid/Krishna Chaitanya Velaga/IMLD-ODD 2018 Wikidata India Edit-a-thon

Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 14:59, 14 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Status of fund transfer


Hi Jifar,

Hope this message finds you well. I've sent the signed grant agreement, ad but there isn't any communication for the past one week. Also the campaign ends on 3 March, and volunteers have led various community outreach activities. So there are payments to be made. So I request you to follow-up on this, and kindly let me know the status of fund transfer.

@Jtud (WMF): Pinging grants admin. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 09:24, 2 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hello Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, Morgan emailed you on 22 February 2018 under the subject "[Agreement received] Rapid - IMLD-ODD 2018 Wikidata India Edit-a-thon", which included your scheduled grant funds transfer date 5 March 2018, as well as your grant reporting requirements (final report and receipts due by 30 April 2018) and instructions. We (grantsadmin , rapidgrants  and WJifar (WMF)'s email address) also received an email from you on 27 February 2018 with a similar message as your post here today. I replied all to that email on the same day (from grantsadmin ). My email included a copy and paste of Morgan's email. I am sorry to hear that you did not received either of those emails immediately in your inbox. We could resend the email again and cc: another one of your emails to ensure that you receive it, if you'd like. -- Best, JTud (WMF), Grants Administrator (talk) 17:25, 2 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Jtud (WMF): Unfortunately, I am not able to figure out the reason for this. Please recheck the my email ID in your records, it is to be kcvelaga wikipedia de. Kindly re-send the email, and cc: kcvelaga gmail com. Thanks for the support, and sorry for the inconvenience caused. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 17:06, 5 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, resent a few minutes ago, per your instructions. -- JTud (WMF), Grants Administrator (talk) 17:30, 5 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Jtud (WMF): Got the mail to both the emails. Thank You  . Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 00:35, 6 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

WikiIndaba 2018


Please add a short description of your presentation in WikiIndaba conference 2018/Program/Grants and other support from WMF: Presentation and small group discussion. --Csisc (talk) 11:49, 13 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Port Harcourt PhotoFest's Grant


Hello, You left a message on the Port Harcourt PhotoFest's Grant Talk page, asking me to work with more people as regard the Grant.

I recently replied your message with more details. Kindly take a look

Meanwhile, This project has been delayed much long, and a number of other projects actively depends on the implementation of this one. So, I would love if you could really help in fastening the process.

Thank you :) Geekdidi (talk) 11:57, 4 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Wiki Loves Monuments rapid grants


(as I'm unable to get a response via email, I'm posting here, in the expectation that my emails are ending up in a spam filter - as I've heard also from other people. Apologies for that!)

Dear Woubzena,

I was very happy that we agreed some months ago on a timely processing and open communication regarding the Wiki Loves Monuments related rapid grant requests. We agreed for this to announce a deadline of 1 August, with which you could reasonably guarantee a rapid processing. This was in particular appreciated given the start of the competition being 1 September, and many national organizers being dependent on rapid grants being announced well before that, to be a good community organizer, reliable partner and efficient group. Unfortunately, it seems that many grant requests are somehow slipping through the net. I have conveniently gathered the WLM related requests that I could find in Category:Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 grant requests.

I noticed that you have been able to provide responses to the Bolivian and Nigerian requests (although I'm very disappointed that the Nigerian request is rejected because of a 3-projects rule. I think this kind of approach only encourages user groups to split up). And thank you for responding to the proposals from Uganda, Romania and the Philippines.

Please be aware that I have not seen any acknowledgement from your side of the submissions from Nepal, Georgia, Morocco, Tanzania, the United States, Algeria, Greece, Egypt and Latvia. As far as I can see, (almost) all have made a best effort to submit their request in time. I hope that you can find an opportunity to process these at an early convenience. It would be a great pity if more groups are unable to organize their national competition effectively because of this. Thanks in advance! Effeietsanders (talk) 06:38, 22 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Help needed for a grant proposal on HIV


Hi Woubzena!

Please review my proposal which was submitted last month.

Please note that proposal will have impact on two Wikis- Hindi & Urdu and 2 countries - India & Pakistan. Many topics of HIV & sex education are a taboo in the region where Wikipedia is the only easily accessible & reliable source of information. Therefore urgent help and action is needed.--Muzammil (talk) 05:10, 4 September 2018 (UTC)Reply



Hello WJifar,

We submitted a proposal for rapid grant on the last month, sent e-mail and no received answser. It's ok or have any problem? Thanks for your help. Regards, Stanglavine (talk) 14:16, 12 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hello Stanglavine, thank you for the ping. Sorry for the delay. We've had a heavy load of submissions. I will look at your proposal this week and respond accordingly. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 15:38, 12 September 2018 (UTC)Reply
Hello WJifar! Sorry for writing again, but the event will happen soon (15 days) and we need a WMF position on resources so we can organize. Thank you! Stanglavine (talk) 18:35, 18 September 2018 (UTC)Reply
:'( Stanglavine (talk) 14:54, 19 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Project/Rapid/Modjou/Edit-a-thon Glam-Wiki CI/Equipment (Oct-Nov 2018)


Hi WJifar (WMF), You refused my grant saying you do not fund equipment for individuals. However, I explained in my grant that this equipment is not mine but that it will be used for the Glam-Wiki project in Ivory Coast. I do not understand your action. Thank you for better enlighten me if I did not understand something. Best.--Modjou (talk) 17:24, 24 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

(Help please) Grants:Project/Rapid/Ibrahim Husain Meraj/OpenCon 2018


Hello WJifar, Greetings from Bangladesh. I am eagerly waiting for a response from the team on the travel grant proposal. As the conference will be held in early November, I applied for the grant on mid September. After that I made some modification in budget. I have also emailed you for this case. Hope to hear from you soon. Best. --Ibrahim Husain Meraj (talk) 03:19, 5 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Wiki Project Ocupa Santana de Parnaíba


WJifar (WMF) Thank you for your positioning. We continue to work on the Wiki Project Ocupa Santana de Parnaíba [1], vide, Maybe the date of March should be postponed. I'm waiting for your manifestation.--Hermógenes Teixeira Pinto Filho (talk) 14:35, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Hello again WJifar. I hope that the discussions on the subject are advancing and that the solution is near. I am postponing as mentioned, the event in Santana de Parnaíba for an undefined date. I continue to wait for a response from you, to eventually leave the project on standby or initiate a process of obtaining funds from other sources if my application is unsuccessful. We are evaluating the possibility of collective financing on the internet. I remain optimistic to believe in the great impact of the activity, and I would like to inform you that I was working for this year to repeat the experience in the city of São Caetano and Piracicaba next year. Thank you for your attention. Best Regards,--Hermógenes Teixeira Pinto Filho (talk) 17:49, 4 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
Hello Hermógenes Teixeira Pinto Filho, thank you for pinging me again on this. Last week, we had an organization wide meeting all week so I've been a bit slow with my responses but I had you in my queue to respond to. Please bring back your proposal to proposed and add the specific dates you would like to conduct the event. I will go ahead and review by the end of the week if you have made the changes. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 22:25, 4 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Video tutorial regarding Wikipedia referencing with VisualEditor


Hi, I'm not sure that you need this notification, but I thought that I'd provide it anyway in case you are interested in following along with what I'm doing. As you know, I have received a grant from WMF to support production of a video tutorial regarding creating references with VisualEditor. I anticipate that the video will be published in March 2019. Depending on funding considerations, this tutorial might be published in both English and Spanish. If this tutorial is well received then I may produce additional tutorials in the future. If you would like to receive notifications on your talk page when drafts and finished products from this project are ready for review, then please sign up for the project newsletter. I will understand if you do not want to sign up for the newsletter. Separately from the newsletter, I will notify you when my grant report is ready for you to review and if I have any questions for which I need a WMF response.
Regards, --Pine 06:23, 26 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello Pine thank you for this note. I have added my name so I can receive the newsletter. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 01:43, 27 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Video tutorial "Referencing with VisualEditor" – newsletter issue 1

 Video tutorial "Referencing with VisualEditor" – newsletter issue 1

Good news: the (lengthy!) script draft 1 is complete!


Hello, I am happy to share that script draft 1 is complete and ready for public comment.

The script (link to the Google doc) is much longer than I anticipated, at almost 21 pages!

Although I think that the 21 page script would be a very good introduction to referencing policies and workflows, I am considering dividing it into two or more smaller scripts that would be produced as separate videos. For example, one script could focus on policies and a different script could focus on how to use the citation tool. I am considering this for three reasons:

  • People may be more willing to watch shorter videos that have more specific focus.
  • Shorter videos may be easier to search for an answer for a single specific question.
  • There is a possibility that if I attempt to produce a single video from almost 21 pages of script that I might exceed the budget for this mini-project. I would like for both WMF and the community to be satisfied with the results from this mini-project, and I think that dividing the script into smaller scripts which could be produced separately would be a good way to ensure that the budget for the current grant is not exceeded. While there is a reasonable possibility that I could finish production of the entire 21 pages of script within the current grant, I think that dividing the script would be prudent. After one of the smaller scripts is fully produced within the currently available funding, remaining script could be considered for production within the current grant if there seems to be adequate remaining funds, or could be saved for possible production with a future grant.

Request for constructive criticism and comments


I would very much appreciate constructive criticism and comments regarding the script, preferably by March 10 at 11:59 PM UTC. This is a shorter time window than I would like to provide, but the planned end date for this project is March 14 and I would like to finish video production by the end of March 13 so that I have 24 hours for communications before the grant period ends. If you would like to review the script or make other comments but the end of March 10 is too soon for you, please let me know that you need more time, and I will take that into consideration as I plan for final production and consider whether to request a date extension from WMF. (Extending the finish date for the project would not involve requesting additional funding for the current grant.) I would prefer that the video be done perfectly a few days late than that the video be done on March 14 but have an important error that was not caught during a rush to the finish.

I have three specific requests for feedback:

1. Please find errors in the script. This is a great time to find problems with my work, before the script goes into production and problems become more expensive to fix. Please go to this link in Google Docs and use the Comment feature in the Google Doc.

2. Do you have comments regarding whether the script should be divided, and if so, how it should be divided? Please let me know on the project talk page.

3. How do you feel about the name for the video? Do you prefer "Referencing with VisualEditor" or "Citing sources with VisualEditor", or a third option? Again, please comment on the project talk page. However, if I divide the script then I will create new names for the smaller videos.

Closing comments


Thank you for your interest in this mini-project. I am grateful to be working on a project which I hope will help Wikipedia contributors to be more efficient and effective, and indirectly help to improve Wikipedia's quality by teaching contributors how to identify and to cite reliable sources. I believe that the finished video will be good, and I hope that the community and novice contributors will find the video to be very useful.

Yours in service,

--Pine 07:55, 7 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Video tutorial "Referencing with VisualEditor" – newsletter issue 2 short version

 Video tutorial "Referencing with VisualEditor" – newsletter issue 2

Hi! The full version of this newsletter issue has a lot of information. I am sending a short version to talk pages.

The most important information to know is that draft 2 is finished, that the single long script has been divided into many smaller scripts, and that portions of the script have been prioritized for production.

Due to budget constraints, not all scripts can be produced within the scope of the current pilot grant, but the other scripts will remain available for potential future production. (This project feels somewhat like doing a vehicle repair when the mechanic starts to work on the engine, and once the mechanic gets under the engine and starts to work, they discover that accomplishing their objective requires twice as much time as they first had estimated.) However, nothing is lost, so do not fear. Overall, my assessment (me being User:Pine) is that this project is producing a lot of good output and is generally a valuable pilot project.

For more information, including my requests for your feedback, please see the full version of the newsletter.

Thanks very much. --Pine(✉) 22:56, 22 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

ProveIt grant


Hi Woubzena! A couple months ago I requested a grant to enhance the ProveIt gadget. As you may remember, my presentation wasn't clear enough and led to a misunderstanding that was later clarified by an interested user. After the clarification, you said you would take a second look, but it's been over a month already and there hasn't been any activity. I just wanted to remind you about this grant. Hope you're doing good, kind regards, Sophivorus (talk) 14:29, 6 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

Grants talk:Project/Rapid/A1/Schubert and Rachmaninoff in Ukrainian


Hi! Thank you for supporting my grant program within "World classic in Ukrainian project"! Kindly request you to have a look at my grant extension request - Grants talk:Project/Rapid/A1/Schubert and Rachmaninoff in Ukrainian#Date and amount extension. Sorry for disturbing you here but unfortunately I meet some problems with mailing list, and it seems my letters during the last month were lost. Regards, A1 (talk) 09:54, 4 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello A1, no disturbance at all. I have discussed with MMontes (WMF) and she will get back to you on this shortly. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 17:54, 5 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

Grants for conference as a Outreach Program


My presentration based on Wikipedia (Name: Wikipedia - Open web based & E- learning platform) are selected in/ICDTE 2019. Can I apply for grants to participate in this program? S.M.Tanim (talk) 10:47, 17 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello S.M.Tanim, unfortunately, no you can not apply because we're no longer supporting travel grants within rapid grants. Hope we can support you in other types of grant requests in the future. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 23:08, 17 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

WLM PH 2019


Hi Woubzena! Kindly check my Grants:Project/Rapid/Irvin Stotomas/Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in the Philippines proposal. Thank you. --Filipinayzd (talk) 11:58, 30 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia Awareness Grant


Hello WJifar (WMF), I was informed to contact you by MMontes when in September, regarding my grant application which I submitted here Wikipedia Awareness in Kaduna Metropolis, so as you dedicated September for accepting Awareness grant. Thanks and best Regards. The Living love (talk) 05:39, 1 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello The Living love, thank you for following up with me. We will review your proposal this month as part of the Awareness month at Rapid Grants. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 5 September 2019 (UTC)Reply



Hello Woubzena,

I have sent you a mail, not sure if you receive it. –Ammarpad (talk) 01:14, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello Ammarpad, thank you for reaching out here. I've read your email and will respond shortly. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 18:56, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
Hello Woubzena, I've sent you another mail. Thanks. – Ammarpad (talk) 06:46, 30 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Grant application


Good morning, I responded to your comments on my rapid grant proposal discussion page last Thursday. Just wondering if you've had a change to review my responses and if the committee is moving forward with the review of my application? Thanks very much. Mcbrarian (talk) 13:49, 29 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Question about amending grant


Dear Woubzena, Thanks for the correspondence about our rapid grant proposal. I apologize that we had not known that the travel support policy had changed. We will definitely keep that in mind in future applications. I am writing to ask whether it is possible for an amended proposal with a reduced budget, excluding the $850 for travel, to please be considered for this cycle. It would be very helpful if possible, as we are trying to capitalize on an annual meeting. Thus, if we can get any support for 2019, we are a year ahead compared to applying for November 2020. Thanks very much for your consideration, Eric Youngstrom & the HGAPS Team Eyoungstrom (talk) 03:19, 5 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello Eyoungstrom, thank you for pinging me here regarding your application. Yes if you would like to submit a separate application that is solely focused on the editathon part of your application then we can consider that. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 23:57, 5 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

I have sent you emails


I have sent you a number of emails about a grant proposal I submitted on 14 July 2019. I'm not if you have received them. —M@sssly 12:00, 1 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in sudan


Good morning, thank you for response. do not have any another way to support/fund this project, I wish to contribute realy in wikipedia --Fatima exceptional (talk) 06:31, 21 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Minimum for Rapid Grants



why is there a minimum for the rapid Grandts of 500$. I think this is not good. For the most events who need one day you dont need 500$. I asked this also in WikimediaSpace so you can decide to answer where you want. -- Hogü-456 (talk) 19:11, 17 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

(Link: Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 01:21, 18 February 2020 (UTC)Reply
Thank you Hogü-456 for your question and Whatamidoing (WMF) for connecting to the Wikimedia Space page here. We will be responding on Space shortly. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 20:07, 19 February 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Hogü-456: Hi there, I've followed up with your question on Wikimedia Space. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 22:45, 25 February 2020 (UTC)Reply