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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, ZMcCune (WMF). 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) 18:29, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Le_Bistro/19_d%C3%A9cembre_2015#Get_involved_in_Wikipedia_15.21Edit

Votre message non traduit me semble faire preuve d'un certain manque de respect envers les contributeurs francophones de Wikipédia qui ne parlent pas l'anglais. Sachez que le Bistro des non-francophones est prévu pour les non francophones et attend vos messages dans la langue que vous voudrez ! 78.250.244.62 23:23, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Merci pour votre réponse. Because my French is very poor, I must answer here in English. The Wikipedia 15 materials are available for any and all translation. We welcome your additions!

WikiConference India 2016 programEdit

Congratulations again on your proposal being selected!

We hope you have registered for the conference. If not please follow the instructions at: http://wci2016.doattend.com/ If you are a scholarship recipient - use the Wikimedia Registration option. In case you are not attending or unable to attend, please let us know at the earliest so that the schedules can be readjusted accordingly.

The program schedule is available here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Programs

Please make sure you read the presenter guidelines. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Presenter_guidelines

We look forward to seeing you in Chandigarh!

For program committee

Shyamal

en:User:Shyamal

Wikipedia promotion in IndiaEdit

This is an extremely important initiative which I fully support. I have today commented on it in connection with the EN Wikipedia's Women in Red talk page as follows:

  • "I found the recently updated version of Wikipedia awareness interesting and pertinent to our own WiR interests. In particular, efforts to increase awareness of Wikipedia in India by means of a video in Hindi are likely to increase interest substantially (cf. progress in Nigeria). Recent figures show that over three quarters of people in India have never even heard of Wikipedia. (Surprsingly Wikipedia is best known in Spain (91%), better than in the United States (87%) and Britain (83%.) I think we should actively try to follow up on this initiative, possibly by including India as a priority in our future editathons and keeping abreast of any physical editathons in India itself. Maybe Rosie or others involved in Wikimedia planning could liaise with those involved to emphasize the need to include women in the Hindi-based initiatives to promote Wikipedia. We could also try specifically to involve Indian women students in propagating information about our activities and the support we offer."

Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you increase awareness of Wikipedia among Indian women.--Ipigott (talk) 10:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

QuestionEdit

Hello. You've created this map: click. Poland is marked with a dark blue color, which means that feedback was shared on the proposal. Could you tell me what sort of feedback was that? Who provided you with that feedback? Links highly appreciated. Cheers, tufor (talk) 19:12, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Dear Mr. McCune, I would also want to know who provided you with that feedback. Sincerely --Teukros (talk) 16:10, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
    • @Teukros: @Tufor: Hi there! We collected comments from Wikimedia Polska affiliate attendees at the Wikimedia Conference in 2019. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2019 The image of affiliate engagement was published to Wikimedia Commons in August 2019, but it reflects the range of comments collected throughout the review period of February to May 2019 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/Wikimedia_brands/2030_research_and_planning/community_review. Many of the comments we collected came at Wikimedia gatherings during that time, including the Berlin summit. ZMcCune (WMF) (talk) 00:49, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
      • There were 4 people editing on Polish Wikipedia, who attended the Berlin summit. One of them - Michał Buczyński expressed his attitude here. Our Board says we haven't released any official statement on this topic. So it leaves 3 people. Can you tell us who's individual opinion you count as a community feedback? Lukasz Lukomski (talk) 08:21, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the reply. @Lukasz Lukomski: as much as I share your sentiments, the map is about "Affiliate engagement", and affiliates are chapters (like WMPL), not wikicommunities (like Polish Wikipedia editors). Also engagement means that people somehow engaged, that is, in this case, (presumably verbally) expressed their opinion, not necessarily supported the idea. When we talk about community feedback then we have this currently running RfC, in which 90+% of actual volunteers/community are opposed to this whole rebranding idea. tufor (talk) 11:35, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Can you remove Poland from that map then please? One individual is not representative of the Affiliate, community or a group of editors. Nobody is taking any responsibility for it, so I am asking the author of the map to modify it to reflect reality. Lukasz Lukomski (talk) 09:34, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

This pattern of distorted fake-realities is something, that pops up quite often with this branding enterprise. I'm beginning to loose my AGF towards this, as it's always distorted in the direction of the wanted outcome by some few staffers to legitimize their unwanted actions. Perhaps it's not just some errors, but deliberate. Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 10:23, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi all! I actively read comments on my Talk page. If I can provide guidance or adjustments, I do so. In this case, I feel the map accurately depicts where affiliate members engaged with the proposal, so it does not need to be edited. More to the point, this map does not set any direction in the branding project. - ZMcCune (WMF) (talk) 22:48, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
    I'm sorry, but it doesn't really matter what you feel. The fact is that it's untrue. Transparency is never a strong element of WMF. The question was asked over a month ago - who represented Poland? You avoided answering it long enough. Lukasz Lukomski (talk) 00:17, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Will you participate in the discussion about the branding?Edit

The only valid place for discussions about anything in the Wikiverse ist on-wiki, everything else ist just futile stuff. I don't see you participating in any discussion at all lately, why don't you answer at the appropriate venues, i.e. on-wiki, at least on Meta? Do you plan to say anything at all? Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 14:12, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Hello :) I have asked an essential question on the rebranding RfC page that for 10 days already is left unanswered. Could you answer it? I've pinged you twice but apparently you did not receive any notification; that's why I'm leaving this message here. Thanks in advance for your reply! Cheers, tufor (talk) 12:48, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

Feedback not shared by Wikimedia Morocco User GroupEdit

Hello Zack. This map says that "Feedback was shared on proposal" for Wikimedia Morocco (in Blue in the map). As the project coordinator for Wikimedia Morocco, I do not recall that we had any discussion on the brand within our group, nor gave any feedback or statement about that proposal as a group. Can you please explain us why Morocco is mentioned as an "Engaged affiliate"? We would love to give our feedback, but we did not receive any proposal and did not give any feedback on the past, so why is it mentioned that we gave feedback as an affiliate? I am also adding Reda to this discussion, as he is the president of Wikimedia Morocco User Group. Thank you in advance for the clarifications. Regards -- Anass Sedrati (talk) 14:14, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Hello Anass Sedrati! I spoke with you about the brand project during the Wikimedia Summit in Berlin last year, which was a key discussion point in our community feedback collection, and one of our best chances to learn directly from affiliate representatives. Samir and I would be happy to collect further comments from Wikimedia Morocco User Group and to invite the User Group to collaborate with us on the current work too! - ZMcCune (WMF) (talk) 16:45, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Hello dear Zack and thank you for your answer. Last year (2019) I did not attend the Wikimedia Summit as an affiliate representative, but as a strategy working group member :D Yes, our User Group is interested in giving feedback as a group, so please if Samir can reach out to us, our group will be happy to discuss and provide our feedback and actively participate in this operation so that the blue color and participation can make more sense :D Thank you again for your reactivity and kind answer -- Regards -- Anass Sedrati (talk) 16:53, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Sunday November 29 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Take flight with us.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, and October SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday November 29, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although a number of places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 01:31, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation Pharos! I was with my family over the holiday weekend. Hope it was a great discussion. - ZMcCune (WMF) (talk) 19:16, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Sunday January 10 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Into the blue.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, and November SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including SWAN input on Interim Global Council and Movement Charter, this month we are meeting on Sunday January 10, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To start the exchange of ideas on the IGC early, and to help prepare before the SWAN calls, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this etherpad. If you like a more interactive way of discussing, we have also made a jamboard. Check here for more details.

--Pharos (talk) 15:10, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Appreciate the invitation Pharos! - ZMcCune (WMF) (talk) 20:22, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Sunday February 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
We are a mosiac.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, and January SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, this month we are meeting on Sunday February 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To help set priorities for the SWAN agenda, and also to help manage which global conversations should be a focus in general, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this SWAN priorities form.

Possible topics include Community Board seats, Interim Global Council, Strategy prioritization follow-up events, Branding, Universal Code of Conduct, Grant strategy, and WMF CEO search. That is a lot of things, which are most important to cover in our upcoming SWAN meeting?

Following the regular call, in SWAN after hours: Wikimedia Meet Jitsi social event with brainstorming for possible Nano Charter ideas, plus any other topics.

--Pharos (talk) 18:03, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Sunday March 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Community as a hand-carved gem.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, and February SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Grants relaunch, Universal Code of Conduct/Discussions, Wikimedia Enterprise / OKAPI, Community Board seats, Interim Global Council + Movement Charter, and WMF Executive Transition

This month we are meeting on Sunday March 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although some places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 19:46, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Sunday April 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swanlings grow up together.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, and March SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Interim Global Council + Movement Charter, WMF Resolution about the upcoming Board elections, Community Resilience and Sustainability role in Movement Strategy coordination, Grants Strategy Relaunch, and WMF Executive Transition

This month we are meeting on Sunday April 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although some places may have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 04:22, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Sunday June 6 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swan of healing.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, and April SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Movement Strategy/Events, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday June 6, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call an hour earlier in UTC time due to popular demand and to accomodate daylight savings*.)--Pharos (talk) 20:49, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Sunday July 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
The swan or the egg?

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and June SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Drafting Committee, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday July 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call an hour earlier in UTC time due to popular demand and to accomodate daylight savings*.)--Pharos (talk) 15:10, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Sunday September 26 SWANniversary Party and All-Affiliates Strategic MeetingEdit

 
Celebrate our first anniversary with SWAN-shaped desserts!

Join the SWANniversary on September 26 as we mark the first year of the Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network!

We will have the regular All-Affiliates Strategic Meeting, to be followed by a SWANniversary Party in the after hours session, likely through spatialized chat on WorkAdventure.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, June, and July SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, we'll look together at strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Drafting Committee, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday September 26, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and .)--Pharos (talk) 18:16, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Sunday October 31 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
A swan reflects.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and June, July, and September SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter Drafting Committee Set Up Process, Next Steps for Brand Work, 2021, Wikipedia Asian Month 2021, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday October 31, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call a half-hour later in UTC time due to WikidataCon*.)--Pharos (talk) 01:48, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

Sunday November 28 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Chart a new course on the swan ferry.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Hubs+Hubs Workshop, Movement Charter+Drafting Committee, WMDE's 'Future of Wikimedia Governance' proposal, Wikipedia Asian Month 2021, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday November 28, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and , note that some areas recently experienced daylight savings time changes).--Pharos (talk) 16:06, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

Sunday February 27 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
To dance is to fly.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Hubs+Dialogue, Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct+Enforcement Voting, Brand, International Women's Day+Gender Gap and WikiForHumanRights campaigns, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday February 27, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and ).----Pharos (talk) 03:17, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

Sunday April 3 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Bots in precious metals are part of our community too.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including UCoC Voting, Hubs Global Conversation held + CEE Hub update, Movement Charter + Leadership Development Working Group, Desktop Improvements, Celebrate Women in March + International Women's Day, Wikimania 2022 survey concluded + Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 May 20-22 + local events, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday April 3, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and , note that some areas recently experienced daylight savings time changes).--Pharos (talk) 12:45, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Sunday May 8 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swans are musical creatures.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including 2022 Board of Trustees Call for Candidates, Movement Charter/Content preliminary narrative, Human Rights Policy Community Conversations, Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan Feedback, IP blocking and Open Proxies discussion, Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 May 20-22 + local events, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday May 8, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and , note that some areas recently experienced daylight savings time changes).--Pharos (talk) 18:57, 4 May 2022 (UTC)