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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, X-Savitar. 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 if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 18:50, 16 September 2015 (UTC)[]

Thank youEdit

... for all the smiles you give me in sharing your exciting plans! --Kritzolina (talk) 20:10, 17 April 2017 (UTC)[]
You are welcome La Kritzolina ;-) --Alangi Derick (talk) 22:35, 18 April 2017 (UTC)[]

Wikimedia Community in CameroonEdit

Hi Derick,

How are you and the Wikimedia Community in Cameroon. I am aware that you are yet to have an established User Group in Cameroon. Well, I am a co-founder of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria. Thus, I can boldly tell you that the requirement for establishing a user group is not stringent and very flexible. The basic requirements includes three active Wikimedia editors and the users must agree to Wikimedia user group agreement and code of conduct. Let me know if you need any guidance. See the eligibility criteria here. Regards. Wikicology (talk) 20:12, 21 April 2017 (UTC)[]

Hello Wikicology,
I am so happy for contacting me and yes we are still establishing a UG. We meet all the criteria and we are on the pipeline to get things established here. If we need any help, we will get to you for your help. Thanks so much for reaching out. I am much grateful :) --Alangi Derick (talk) 21:09, 21 April 2017 (UTC)[]

Really Proud of You!Edit

Hello! Imagine an African going ahead and challenging many other non Africans. That you. When read tech blog I found a post about you. I was so happy, it is what I want to see in the movement as I recently mentionned on the Board. I want to see so many Africans as possible involved in the movement. Go ahead, don't stop and do help follows. --BamLifa (talk) 09:16, 2 May 2017 (UTC)[]

Thank you very much and I appreciate your work too. Together we can. So lets keep working and spreading the word about Wikimedia and helping others :). --Alangi Derick (talk) 15:36, 27 May 2017 (UTC)[]

Wikimedia Diversity Conference: We need your help!Edit

Dear User:Alangi Derick,

Thank you for signing up to be an ambassador for Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017! Some of the conference pages are now marked for translation. Please consider translating these pages to the languages you know so that people around the world can read about Wikimedia Diversity Conference in the languages they are familiar with. Please click on the 'Translate this page ' link on top of the main page of the conference to start translating! We are grateful that ambassadors like you are striving to make the Diversity Conference truly global and multi-linguistic. --Netha Hussain (talk) 15:08, 25 July 2017 (UTC)[]

Hello Netha Hussain,
Thanks for contacting and I will do my best to translate what I can. I am a native English speaker :). --Alangi Derick (talk) 20:27, 26 July 2017 (UTC)[]
Thank you! It will also be helpful if you can spread the word about Diversity Conference among other Wikimedians. I hope you have registered yourself for the conference already. Good day! --Netha Hussain (talk) 21:32, 30 July 2017 (UTC)[]
Hello Netha Hussain,
Yes I have registered and doing my possible best to share the word to the whole wide world. :) --Alangi Derick (talk) 12:30, 31 July 2017 (UTC)[]

Wikimedia diversity - What happened at the conference and how to follow upEdit

Hello X-Savitar,
We are messaging you now because you signed up as an ambassador for Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017. We are sharing this message far and wide, so apologies in advance if you are receiving this message twice.

During the conference, we dedicated a full afternoon to discussing the strategic direction and what it means for the work on diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Compiling the outcomes of those conversations, we summarized the key problems and solutions identified, and we created a summary statement. But the conversation is far from over! We still need to hear from diversity ambassadors: (1) what does working for diversity mean at your local context?; (2) what are the needs that should be addressed; (3) what resources are relevant for these identified needs?

We know that diversity gains meaning in context, and this is why we need to hear every voice. Please take a few minutes to go over to the diversity conversation page and add your comments.

If you’d like to stay in touch, and share your experience working for diversity with others, add your profile on our group here.

Thank you and see you on the wiki,
Sara (talk)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:40, 5 December 2017 (UTC)[]

Commond deletion bot requirementsEdit

I'm contacting you because you supported the Commons Deletion Bot proposal in the 2017 Community Wishlist. The Wishlist team has finalized the draft specifications for how the bot will work, and are seeking review in confirming or discussing the plans for the bot. If you have some time, please take a look and leave a comment. Thanks, happy editing to you. - Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:06, 12 April 2018 (UTC)[]

Commons deletion notification botEdit


You are receiving this message because you supported the Commons deletion notification bot in the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey.

Commons deletion notification bot is ready to be deployed to any Wikimedia wiki that wishes to use it. If your community is interested in the bot, you can leave a request on the project page on meta-wiki. The bot messages are available for translation on, as part of preparing the bot for release.

Thank you for your participation in the Wishlist. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:29, 16 August 2018 (UTC)[]

@Keegan (WMF): nice to see the product ready :) --Alangi Derick (talk) 20:30, 9 September 2018 (UTC)[]

Join us on The AfroCine ProjectEdit


This is to introduce you to a new Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project. This new project is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this (or you're already active in this area), by coordinating local programmes around African cinema (independently or otherwise) in your community or local Wikipedia, kindly list your username or organization as a participant on the meta project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, we are organizing a global contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join this exciting event, also list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia page. If you would love to lead this contest (or any other relevant program) for a non-English Wikipedia community, please feel free to translate the English Wikiproject page to your local language Wikipedia, or you can create one from scratch!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage or the project talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)[]

@Jamie Tubers: thanks for the update :) --Alangi Derick (talk) 20:31, 9 September 2018 (UTC)[]


Dear Alangi Derick. Since I translated the page Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group 10 months ago there have been many changes? Could you update the translation tagging so that the translations of the page can be updated? Thank you, --Gereon K. (talk) 16:43, 13 September 2018 (UTC)[]

@Gereon K.: I can give it a shot but I've not got translation-admin userrights on Meta. But let me poke some heads to help me out. Thanks a lot --Alangi Derick (talk) 17:40, 13 September 2018 (UTC)[]
I don't have the rights either. You might ask User:Pamputt, who made the page translatable - or User:Base, who can do it as well. --Gereon K. (talk) 20:25, 13 September 2018 (UTC)[]
@Gereon K.: the updated version can now be translated. Good luck. Pamputt (talk) 20:38, 13 September 2018 (UTC)[]
Thank you. Ready. --Gereon K. (talk) 20:58, 13 September 2018 (UTC)[]

Results from global Wikimedia survey 2018 are publishedEdit

19:25, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema!Edit


The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia (en, he, es, it, bn) and Wikidata. Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators

For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here.

If you'd love to organize this contest for your local wiki or organize in-person events centred around this project, or you need further information about the AfroCine Project, please leave a message on the project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)[]

Wikimedia Tool Developers Group/Report 2018Edit

Dear Alangi Derick

I hope you are doing well, I create a draft report for the user group, can you enrich the report thank you Mounir Touzri (talk) 15:20, 12 October 2018 (UTC)[]

@Touzrimounir: thanks! Not sure I've got something more to add but let me know if I can help in any other way. Thanks --X-Savitar (talk) 11:29, 3 January 2019 (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) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)[]

Would you pleased to write a sparkpost email extension for Mediawiki?Edit

Dear X-Savitar, We found you wrote Extension:SendGrid, which is great! Even tough SendGrid is good service, many wikisites in China and east Asia, includeing us prefer SparkPost over SendGrid. SparkPost have larger free email limit (15,000emails/30days) and tend to be more stable connecting from Asia. Would you pleased to be kind enough to write another email extension for Mediawiki to support SparkPost API? or add SparkPost API support into your great Extension:SendGrid?

Best wishies, --Zoglun (talk) 11:09, 3 January 2019 (UTC)[]

@Zoglun:, yes it's possible to write an extension to interface the SparkPost API. Do you use Wikimedia Phabricator? If not, please do create an account and we can move over there and continue the conversation. I can track this request on my workboard and begin working on something. Thanks and let me know if there is anything and I'll be glad to help. --X-Savitar (talk) 11:38, 3 January 2019 (UTC)[]
I found out you already have an account so I created this ticket: We can continue discussions there, thanks! --X-Savitar (talk) 11:44, 3 January 2019 (UTC)[]

Wikimania AmbassadorEdit


I noticed that you have signed up as a Wikimedia Diversity Ambassador, after the Diversity Conference held in Stockholm 2017. In August this year, Wikimania will take place in Stockholm, and our goal is to use Ambassadors to reach out to local communities, to spread the news about the conference and the outcomes afterwards. The conference theme (still to be announced) will connect closely to diversity. If you would like to be involved as a Wikimania ambassador, please sign up at the Ambassador page at the Wikimania wiki!

A first thing to do, if you would like to help out, would be to translate the scholarship page at the Wikimania wiki into the language(s) you speak!

Best, Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 09:11, 13 February 2019 (UTC)[]

AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!Edit


After a successful first iteration of the Months of African Cinema last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000. About 9 in-person events were also organised for the edit-a-thon in different parts of the world.

The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project, which is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, and events, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

If you would love to join this exciting event, please list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest for your country or community, please list your name in the coordinators' page here. The rapid grants team would be accepting proposals throughout October and November, in case you'd need funds to run local edit-a-thons or some other activities related to this event. Upon listing your name on the coordinators' page, you'd be contacted to talk about the resources you'd need to run the event in your community. You can also contact me directly for any clarifications.

Finally, We also need volunteers to handle some aspects of the AfroCine project. These aspects include:

  1. Community Liaison: This role essentially involves closely engaging with local communities to support their activities within the scope of Afrocine.
  2. Communications: This involves the communications aspects of the project. Sharing relevant information on mailing lists and social media would be the responsibility of this person.
  3. MAC Jury: This role involves joining the jury of Months of African Cinema contest. We need as many people as we can get 🙂.
  4. Tools: Going forward, we would need relevant tools to better track the metrics and also analyse the general impact of these events. We are calling for Wikimedia volunteers who can navigate wikimedia tools that can be useful for the project.

If you would love to help with any of these roles, or some other roles that have not been mentioned, please contact me directly or on: samoye_

If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally or right here or the project talkpages.

Thank you!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 17:10, 30 September 2019 (UTC)[]

Thank you for helping to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy RecommendationsEdit

  Wikimedia 2030
Thank you very much for everything you did to help create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations! I am especially grateful for the enormous amount of work you did in the Product & Technology working group and all the care and commitment you brought to the process. --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 09:46, 25 June 2020 (UTC)[]
You're welcome Nicole Ebber (WMDE). --X-Savitar (talk) 15:53, 25 June 2020 (UTC)[]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: InvitationEdit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Edit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

[WMF Board of Trustees - Call for feedback: Community Board seats] Meetings with MediaWiki and Wikitech communitiesEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

In this regard, two rounds of feedback meetings are being hosted to collect feedback from the technical communities in Wikimedia. Two rounds are being hosted with the same agenda, to accomodate people from various time zones across the globe. We will be discussing ideas proposed by the Board and the community to address the above mentioned problems. Please sign-up according to whatever is most comfortable to you. You are welcome to participate in both as well!

Also, please share this with other volunteers who might be interested in this. Let me know if you have any questions. --KCVelaga (WMF) (talk) 14:17, 21 February 2021 (UTC)[]

Final Call for Candidates for AffCom - June 2021Edit

Want to help translate? Translate the missing messages.

This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

This is a final Call for Candidates for the June 2021 Affiliations Committee election.

If you are interested in running, please post your application and follow all four steps on the nomination page by 30 June 2021 23:59 hours UTC.

If you know somebody you think may be interested, please share this with them and encourage them to consider it. If you have any questions about this process or the requirements, please email before the application deadline or reach out to any of the current members.

On behalf of the AffCom elections committee,

--- FULBERT (talk) 14:37, 22 June 2021 (UTC) [[Category:AffCom Elections June 2021|]][]