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Newsletters: Wikimedians for Sustainable DevelopmentEdit

JuneEdit

This is our seventh newsletter, covering June 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16 and 17.

Meetings

  • Upcoming: 5 July, Wikimedians for Sustainable Development online meeting (SDG 17) [12]
  • Upcoming: 18 July, Wikimedians for Sustainable Development online meeting (SDG 17) [12]
  • Past: 7 June, Wikimedians for Sustainable Development online meeting (SDG 17) [13]

News

  • Webinar: COVID-19 and human rights: How to share the facts on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [1]
  • Vad menas egentligen med öppenhet? (Swedish) (SDG 4) [2]
  • How Wikipedia Has Responded to the George Floyd Protests (SDG 10) [3]
  • 50 000 kvinnor på svenskspråkiga Wikipedia! (Swedish) (SDG 5) [4]

Videos

  • COVID & health topics on Wikidata (SDG 3) [9]

New Wikidata properties

  • curriculum topics (SDG 4) [5]
  • ISCO-08 occupation code (SDG 8) [6]
  • FEMA number (SDG 2) [7]
  • Democracy Index (SDG 16) [10]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Species of birds (SDG 15) [8]
  • Wikidata Queries around the SARS-CoV-2 virus and pandemic (SDG 3) [11]

Links

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JulyEdit

This is our seventh newsletter, covering June 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 15 and 16.

Meetings

  • Upcoming: Wikimedians for Sustainable Development online meeting August 2 (SDG all) [19]
  • Upcoming: Wikimedians for Sustainable Development online meeting August 16 (SDG all) [20]
  • Past: Wikimedians for Sustainable Development online meeting July 5 (SDG all) [18]

News

  • Another Wikipedian is cultivated (SDG 3) [1]
  • Wikijournal of Medicine to be indexed in SCOPUS (SDG 3) [2]
  • How Wikipedia Became a Battleground for Racial Justice (SDG 10) [3]
  • Sask. doctor keeps COVID-19 Wikipedia info accurate with encyclopedic dedication (SDG 3) [4]
  • We stand for racial justice (SDG 10) [10]
  • Edit Loud, Edit Proud: LGBTIQ+ Wikimedians and Global Information Activism (SDG 10) [15]
  • WikiProject Black Lives Matter (SDG 10) [16]
  • The Power of Knowledge: A Look at the AfroCROWD Juneteenth Conference on Civil Rights (SDG 10) [24]
  • #WikiHerStory: a month-long initiative to amplify gender equity work on Wikimedia projects (SDG 5) [25]
  • How the internet will change our coronavirus memories (SDG 3) [26]
  • How volunteers created Wikipedia’s world-beating Covid-19 coverage (SDG 3) [30]
  • COVIWD - A Covid-19 Wikidata dashboard (SDG 3) [31]

Research

  • COVID-19 research in Wikipedia (SDG 3) [11]
  • A Quantitative Portrait of Wikipedia's High-Tempo Collaborations during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic (SDG 3) [12]
  • COVID-19 mobility restrictions increased interest in health and entertainment topics on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [13]
  • A protocol for adding knowledge to Wikidata, a case report (SDG 3) [14]

Videos

  • Wikimedia Research: Medical knowledge on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [23]
  • More black stories need to be told -- and more black contributors need to tell them! (SDG 10) [29]

New WikiProjects

  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Black Lives Matter (SDG 10) [17]

Featured content

  • Alpine newt (SDG 15) [5]
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies (SDG 3) [6]
  • Secretarybird (SDG 15) [7]
  • List of procyonids (SDG 15) [8]
  • List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Berkshire (SDG 15) [8]

New Wikidata properties

  • thefreedictionary medical term ID (SDG 3) [21]
  • Naturvårdsverket Anordningar OBJECTID (SDG 15) [22]
  • public transport stop (SDG 11) [27]
  • energy consumption per transaction (SDG 7) [28]
  • BTI Governance Index (SDG 16) [32]
  • BTI Status Index (SDG 16) [32]
  • distribution map of taxon (SDG 15) [34]
  • Queensland Biota ID (SDG 15) [35]
  • Australian Weed ID (SDG 15) [36]

Links

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AugustEdit

This is our ninth newsletter, covering August 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 17.

Meetings

  • Upcoming: Online meeting - 2020-09-06 (SDG all) [1]
  • Upcoming: Online meeting - 2020-09-20 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online meeting - 2020-08-02 (SDG all) [2]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' celebrated its first published translation: 'Réchauffement climatique en Afrique', a French translation of the English Wikipedia article 'Climate change in Africa' by User:J. N. Squire in French (SDGs 4, 13) [20]
  • Past: World Water Week ISA campaign (SDG 6) [21]
  • Past: Editathon about Covid-19 in Swedish (SDG 3) [22]
  • Past: Editathon about water in Swedish (SDG 6) [23]

News

  • Covid-19 is one of Wikipedia’s biggest challenges ever. Here’s how the site is handling it. (SDG 3) [12]
  • Adding biographies of female oceanographers (SDG 14) [13]
  • Wiki Education participants improve COVID-19 local response articles (SDG 3) [14]
  • Wikimedia Policy Brief - COVID-19 - How Wikipedia helps us through uncertain times (SDG 3) [15]
  • Personal perspective on the forming of the user group (SDG all) [19]

Research

  • Wikipedia, The Free Online Medical Encyclopedia Anyone Can Plagiarize: Time to Address Wiki-Plagiarism (SDG 3) [3]
  • Wikidata-focused presentations at the Workshop "Data Science in Climate and Climate Impact Research" taking place on 20-21 August 2020 in Zurich and online. (SDGs 4, 13, 17) [16] [17]

Videos

  • Multilingual Structured Climate Research Data in Wikidata - The Data Perspective (SDGs 4, 13, 17) [18]
  • Video: Wikipedia Weekly Network - LIVE Wikidata editing about water #17 (SDG 6) [24], [25]

Featured content

  • Vermilion flycatcher (SDG 15) [4]
  • Canada lynx (SDG 15) [5]
  • Meteorological history of Hurricane Dorian (SDG 11) [6]
  • Leeches (SDG 15) [7]
  • Gigantorhynchus (SDG 15) [8]
  • List of World Heritage Sites in Iceland (SDG 11) [9]
  • Ursidae (SDG 15) [10]
  • Mephitidae (SDG 15) [11]
  • Orangutan (SDG 15) [32]
  • Horseshoe bat (SDG 15) [33]
  • Hurricane Willa (SDG 11) [34]
  • List of World Heritage Sites in Lithuania (SDG 11) [35]

New Wikidata properties

  • extinction date (SDG 15) [26]
  • Monumentbrowser ID (SDG 11) [27]
  • Nasjonalt skoleregister ID (SDG 4) [28]
  • American Folklore Society Ethnographic Thesaurus ID (SDG 11) [29]
  • Sculptures and cities database ID for sculptures (SDG 11) [31]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Bar chart showing the number of research output (articles, etc) annotated with a SARSCoV2 proteins as 'main subject' (SDG 3) [30]

Links

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SeptemberEdit

This is our tenth newsletter, covering September 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13 and 15.

Meetings

  • Online meeting October 4 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online meeting October 18 (SDG all) [1]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [17]
  • Ongoing: Survey on gender equality on Wikipedia (SDG 5) [12] [13]
  • Ongoing: The 'Gender equality 2020' editing week (SDG 5) [15]
  • Ongoing: Wiki Loves Fashion 2020 (SDG 5) [16]
  • Past: Climate Justice Editathon (SDG 10 & 13) [3]
  • Past: Wikimedia Foundation hosts Sustainability Community Roundtable Discussion about carbon credits (SDG 13) [8]
  • Past: Wiki loves SDGs - Global Goals Week online edit-a-thon on SDG topics (SDG all) [9] [10] [11]
  • Past: WikiGap Skopje 2020 online edit-a-thon (SDG 5) [14]
  • Past and ongoing: Wiki Loves Monuments (SDG 11) [22]

News

  • Humaniki: Wikimedia Diversity Data Tools (SDG 5) [2]
  • How can I get data on all the dams in the world? Use Wikidata (SDG 6) [4]

Research

  • Using logical constraints to validate information in collaborative knowledge graphs: a study of COVID-19 on Wikidata (SDG 3) [6]
  • Representing COVID-19 information in collaborative knowledge graphs: a study of Wikidata (SDG 3) [21]

Videos

  • Wikipedia Weekly Network - LIVE Wikidata editing #21 - WikiDojo on the Global Climate Strike (SDG 13) [18]

Featured content

  • Zebra (SDG 15) [23]
  • Tropical Storm Vicente (SDG 11) [24]

New Wikidata properties

  • National Park Service place ID (SDG 15) [19]
  • Symptom Ontology ID (SDG 3) [20]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Map of organisations/companies developing/manufacturing a vaccine in trials (SDG 3) [5]
  • Top World Heritage sites by number of paintings depicting them (SDG 11) [7]

Links

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NovemberEdit

This is our twelfth newsletter, covering November 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.

Meetings

  • Online meeting December 6 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online meeting December 20 (SDG all) [1]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]
  • Ongoing: December Women in Climate Change editathon (SDG 13) [24]
  • Past: South South North hosted #Wiki4Climate (SDG 13) [25]
  • Past: Enriching parliamentary documents metadata editathon (in Swedish) (SDG 16) [3]

News

  • The guardians of Wikipedia's climate page (SDG 13) [6]
  • Gender equality survey on Macedonian Wikipedia (SDG 5) [12]
  • The future of the Riksdag's data in Wikidata (in Swedish, SDG 16) [21]
  • #Wiki4climate newsletter on Spanish Wikipedia: 3 edits in 5 minutes, number one [26] & number two [27] (SDG 13)
  • Women’s representation and voice in media coverage of the coronavirus crisis (SDG 3 and 5) [28]

Resources

  • The election tracker (SDG 16) [13]
  • ALEC (A List of Everything Cool) is a tool to explore biodiversity content in Wikidata (SDG 15) [17]

Research

  • A general method for estimating the prevalence of Influenza-Like-Symptoms with Wikipedia data (SDG 3) [4]

Videos

  • Thriving Online – How to Be a Climate Wikipedian (SDG 13) [5]
  • Strategies for Assembling the Biodiversity Knowledge Graph (SDG 15) [29]

Featured content

  • Одржлива енергија (English: Sustainable energy) (SDG 7) [7]
  • Договор за неширење на нуклеарно оружје (English: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons) (SDG 16) [8]
  • Инвазивен вид (English: Invasive species) (SDG 15) [9]
  • Отпад од храна (English: Food waste) (SDG 12) [10]
  • Последици од глобалното затоплување (English: Effects of climate change) (SDG 13) [11]
  • List of World Heritage Sites in Sweden (SDG 11) [36]
  • List of medieval churches on Gotland (SDG 11) [37]
  • List of World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands (SDG 11) [38]
  • List of herpestids (SDG 15) [39]
  • Australian Journal of Herpetology (SDG 15) [40]

New Wikidata properties

  • annual average daily traffic (SDG 11 & 13) [14]
  • birth rate (SDG 3) [16]
  • dedicated heritage entity (SDG 11) [18]
  • poverty incidence (SDG 1) [22]
  • water area (SDG 14) [30]
  • power consumption index (SDG 7) [31]
  • heating energy consumption index (SDG 7) [32]
  • edition humboldt digital Flora ID (SDG 15) [33]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Occupations of people on Wikidata dying of coronavirus (politician ranks higher than the next 3 occupations combined) (SDG 3) [15]
  • Media articles, public documents and academic references on backward/cluster-focused contact tracing (including models) (SDG 3) [19]
  • Protected heritage related to the Camino in the Basque Country (SDG 11) [20]
  • Aberdeen recycling centers and recycling points (SDG 11) [23]
  • Percentage of deaths caused by tuberculosis by decade (SDG 3) [34]
  • Map of medicines used (green) to fight infectious diseases (orange) (SDG 3) [35]

Links

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December NewsletterEdit

This is our thirteenth newsletter, covering December 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 2, 4, 11, 13 and 15.

Meetings

  • Online meeting January 3 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online meeting January 17 (SDG all) [1]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]
  • Past: December Women in Climate Change editathon (SDG 13) [3]

News

  • Corona vaccine progress (SDG 3) [8]
  • A challenging but successful year for Wikimedia in education (SDG 4) [9]

Videos

  • Wikidata for Bat Collectors (SDG 15) [5]
  • Wikipedia Weekly Network - LIVE Wikidata editing #25 - climate change (SDG 13) [10]
  • Wikipedia and Women in the Climate Change Movement (SDG 13) [11]
  • Facing the climate crisis: Towards an environmentally sustainable Wikimedia Movement (Wikimedia Movement Strategy global conversations lightning talk) (SDG 13) [16]
  • An update from the Sustainability Initiative (WikiCon North America 2020 lightning talk) (SDG 13) [17]

New WikiProjects

  • Wikidata:WikiProject Agriculture (SDG 2) [4]
  • Wikidata:WikiProject Media Representation (SDG 5) [6]

Featured content

  • Scorpion (SDG 15) [12]
  • List of plant genus names (A–C) (SDG 15) [13]
  • List of plant genus names (D–K) (SDG 15) [14]
  • List of plant genus names (L–P) (SDG 15) [15]

New Wikidata properties

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Tasking Manager project ID (SDG 11) [7]

Links

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OctoberEdit

This is our eleventh newsletter, covering October 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 4, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 16.

Meetings

  • Online meeting November 1 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online meeting November 15 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Prioritization event survey (SDG all) [26]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]
  • Upcoming: Enriching parliamentary documents metadata editathon (in Swedish) (SDG 16) [27]
  • Past: Wiki for UN writing campaign (SDG 17) [28]

News

  • Wikipedia and Sustainable Development Goals: Engaging smaller Wikipedias (SDG all) [3]
  • The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [10]
  • Improving reproductive health articles on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [11]
  • Wiki Loves SDGs: A community of Global Goals factivists (SDG all) [12]
  • Analyze Swedish politics with Wikidata (SDG 16) [17]

Resources

  • GUIDE: How to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia (SDG 13) [25]

Videos

  • 2020-09-29 Houcemeddine Turki, U of Sfax: Wikidata & COVID-19, a collaborative KG from CORD-19 (SDG 3) [4]
  • WikiCite 2020: OpenVirus and Scholia interfaces (SDG 3) [13]
  • WikiCite 2020: Citations in Swedish Parliamentary documents (SDG 16) [18]
  • WikiCite 2020: Gene Wiki (SDG 3) [19]

New Wikidata properties

  • Symptom Ontology ID (SDG 3) [6]
  • SSYK 2012 The Swedish Standard Classification of Occupations (SDG 8) [7]
  • Native Plants Database ID (SDG 15) [8]
  • NBIC taxon ID (SDG 15) [14]
  • Danish educational institution number (SDG 4) [15]
  • economy of topic (SDG 8) [20]
  • American Heritage place ID (SDG 11) [21]
  • DC Historic Sites place ID (SDG 11) [22]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Map of trees whose species is categorized as threatened on the IUCN Red List (SDG 15) [5]
  • Map of outdoor warning sirens, color-coded by manufacturer (SDG 11) [9]
  • Scientific papers explaining backward contact tracing (SDG 3) [16]
  • Invasive species in EU and whether they have articles in different languages (SDG 15) [23]
  • COVID-19 deaths by month (SDG 3) [24]

Links

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JanuaryEdit

This is our fourteenth newsletter, covering January 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13 and 15 .

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting February 7 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting February 21 (SDG all) [1]
  • Wikimedia Strategy Follow-up calls: Alignment with environmental sustainability February 7 (SDG 13) [10]
  • Wikimedia Strategy Follow-up calls: Identify Topics for Impact February 5 (SDG all) [23]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]

News

  • The Vaccine Safety Project on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [3]
  • Wiki for COVID-19: 2020, the year of Information (SDG 3) [6]
  • One Page At A Time, Jess Wade Is Changing Wikipedia (SDG 5) [18]
  • The Women of Wikipedia Are Writing Themselves Into History (SDG 5) [19]

Research

  • Building a biological knowledge graph via Wikidata with a focus on the Human Cell Atlas (SDG 3) [7]
  • Open Wikipedia Dataset on COVID-19 from IBS Data Science Group (SDG 3) [8]
  • A protocol for adding knowledge to Wikidata: aligning resources on human coronaviruses (SDG 3) [9]
  • Wikipedia, The Free Online Medical Encyclopedia Anyone Can Plagiarize: Time to Address Wiki-Plagiarism (SDG 3) [20]
  • Multilingual Contextual Affective Analysis of LGBT People Portrayals in Wikipedia (SDG 10) [21]
  • Wikipedia as OER: the "Learning with Wikipedia" (SDG 4) [22]

New Wikidata properties

  • derived from organism type (SDG 15) [14]
  • number of aid beneficiaries (SDG all) [15]
  • Australian Fungi ID (SDG 15) [16]
  • Red Cross FDRS ID (SDG 3) [17]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Number of people who have died, or been diagnosed, of COVID-19, grouped by occupation (SDG 3) [4]
  • Map of gram panchayats in Kerala by literacy rate in 2001 (SDG 4) [5]
  • Map of Kolkata wards by number of schools (SDG 4) [11]
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (SDG 3) [12]
  • Mangifera species and mango cultivars (SDG 1) [13]

Links

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FebruaryEdit

This is our fifteenth newsletter, covering February 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 5, 12, 13, 15 and 16.

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting March 7 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting March 21 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online user group meeting February 7 (SDG all) [5]
  • Past: Online user group meeting February 21 (SDG all) [6]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]
  • Upcoming: Wikigap - many events over the entire month of March (SDG 5) [12]
  • Upcoming: Mozilla festival: What has the Wikimedia movement to do with sustainability? March 10 (SDG all) [22]
  • Wikimeet India lightning talk: An update from the Sustainability Initiative (video recording) (SDG 13) [9]

News

  • Building a sustainable Wikipedia (podcast) (SDG all) [3]
  • Wikipedia-samarbete mellan klimatforskare och gymnasieelever (in Swedish. English title: Wikipedia collaboration between climate scientists and college students) (SDG 13) [4]
  • Wikipedia’s Sprawling, Awe-Inspiring Coverage of the Pandemic (SDG 3) [10]
  • Podcast: Sustainababble #205 Wikipedia (SDG all) [21]

Grant proposals
Help by discussing and reviewing these proposals

  • Expanding the Wikimedia movement in Peru with a focus on ecology, culture and gender (SDG 5 and 15) [8]
  • Wiki’s global goals (SDG all) [18]
  • Wiki meets Sustainable Fashion (SDG 12) [19]

Videos

  • Wikipedia Weekly Network - Live editing Wikipedia: Biodiversity edition #1 (SDG 15) [11]
  • COVID-19 coverage on Wikidata (SDG 3) [20]

New WikiProjects

  • Wikiproyecto:Cambio climático (SDG 13) [7]
  • WikiProject Brazilian Laws (SDG 16) [15]

Featured content

  • Featured article: Smooth newt (SDG 15) [23]

New Wikidata properties

  • number of vaccinations (SDG 3) [13]
  • Open Tree of Life ID (SDG 15) [17]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Endemic birds in a place located in France (SDG 15) [14]
  • Most specific taxon that includes two given species (SDG 15) [16]

Links

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Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020 submissionsEdit

Dear Z,

On behalf of the Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020 programme committee, I am pleased to inform you that your submissions "#notNewNORMAL - questioning routines and innovating wiki work" and "#femWikiRAINBOW #checkInEditON" have been accepted as a workshop and a panel, and they were scheduled for 16:00 (UTC) on Saturday, 3 October and 09:00 (UTC) on Sunday, 4 October, respectively (see the draft schedule). If you have not yet registered for the conference, please follow the instructions on this page. In case you have any additional requests or questions, do not hesitate to contact me or any other committee member.

Best regards. --Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 17:45, 15 September 2020 (UTC)[]

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Wiki World Heritage User GroupEdit

Dear World Heritage enthusiast,
We are thrilled to announce that Wiki World Heritage User Group has been finally recognized ! This wouldn't have been possible without your support !
Please join us on:

Wishing you an excellent week ahead !

Nassima Chahboun (talk) 15:56, 3 November 2020 (UTC)
On behalf of the founding members.[]

Hello there!Edit

Just a note to acknowledge that now I have a Wikimedian user name to go with the name at the conference. (And so do you.) -- Llywrch (talk) 16:41, 25 November 2020 (UTC) (a.k.a. Yvette's husband)[]

OSM and commercial participationEdit

I am not looking for your feedback on this particularly but I do want your awareness for the future.

I know you advocate strongly for volunteers. I would like to soon, probably in the context of labor rights for volunteers, to make some community demands in response to the WMF inviting in commercial players. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:44, 12 December 2020 (UTC)[]

Wiki World Heritage UG preparatory meetingEdit

Hello Zblace,
The first preparatory meeting of Wiki World Heritage User Group will be held on 26 December 2020 at 16:00 UTC, and are looking forward to having you with us!

  • Meeting link : Here
  • Meeting ID : 763 8364 4697
  • Password: WWH

You are also invited to join us on WWH mailing list and WWH Telegram group.
Thank you !

Yamen (talk) 19:10, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
On behalf of the founding members.[]

Wiki World Heritage UG board electionEdit

Hello Zblace,

Following the meeting of 26.12.2020, Wiki World Heritage User Group is choosing its first board !
You can find the elections page here.

Nassima Chahboun (talk) 21:11, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
On behalf of the founding members.[]

Movement Strategy: Follow-Up Event on Funding for underrepresented communitiesEdit

Hello! You have expressed interest in joining our follow-up event funding for underrepresented communities. It will take place on Friday, January 29, between 15:00 to 17:00 UTC. The event will take place on Zoom, here's the Zoom link. The call does not have a password. If you would like to have proper calendar invite for your digital calendar, please email us strategy2030 wikimedia.org. See you on Friday, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMF) (talk to me) 18:52, 27 January 2021 (UTC)[]

The Signpost: 31 January 2021Edit

This Month in Education: February 2021Edit

This Month in Education

Volume 10 • Issue 2 • February 2021


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Wiki World Heritage UG Minutes of the Meeting 02-13-2021Edit

Hello Zblace!

The first meeting of the Board of Wiki World Heritage User Group (WWH UG) was held last February 13, 2021. Board members discussed several topics including the dispatching of roles inside the board. You can find the minutes of the meeting via the following link [1].

Also, the board discussed the importance of capacity building for the group members and we would like to invite all the members to fill the following form [2] in order to help define the learning priorities.

Furthermore, the board discussed some ideas for the 2021 annual program but we would like to hear also from the members in case they would like to propose some activities. We would like to invite you to update this page and add any potential activities[3].

A meeting will be held in the first week of March in order to finalize the program and you can find below [4] a doodle link to choose the date and time that suits you.

You are also invited to join us on WWH mailing list and WWH Telegram group.
Thank you !

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_World_Heritage_User_Group/Meeting_minutes_20210213
[2] https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde6BsB8v9WwbLtE0_n5kT0TmZoYXsaFQN2ijP-XZFsJcWmcw/viewform
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_World_Heritage_User_Group/Calendar2021
[4] https://doodle.com/poll/4qmstzpwaxu45pwr


Imelda Brazal (Talk)
Members Liaison, Wiki World Heritage User Group
On behalf of the Board Members

The Signpost: 28 February 2021Edit

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)[]

This Month in Education: March 2021Edit

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The Signpost: 28 March 2021Edit

Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - March 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our sixteenth newsletter, covering March 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 4, 11, 13 and 15. This month we handed in our first annual activity report. [7]

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting April 4 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting April 18 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online user group meeting March 7 (SDG all) [5]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]
  • Upcoming: Climate Lexeme Week 5-11 April (SDG 13) [4]
  • Upcoming: #WikiForHumanRights 2021: Right to a healthy environment (SDG all) [20]

News

  • Podcast on the Wikimedia Sustainability Initiative (SDG 13) [8]

Research

  • Global biodiversity awareness tracked with Wikipedia page views (SDG 15) [3]
  • COVIWD: COVID-19 Wikidata Dashboard (SDG 3) [10]
  • Painel de informação sobre a COVID-19: consultas SPARQL na Wikidata (Portuguese) (SDG 3) [15]

Videos

  • What has the Wikimedia movement to do with sustainability? (SDG 13) [6]
  • COVID-19 coverage on Wikidata (SDG 3) [9]

New Wikidata properties

  • NParks Flora & Fauna Web ID (SDG 15) [11]
  • Cephalopod Ontology ID (SDG 15) [12]
  • Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America ID (SDG 11) [16]
  • Ministry of Education New Zealand school ID (SDG 4) [17]
  • Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology ID (SDG 15) [18]

New Wikidata query examples

  • COVID-19 external Identifier URLs in Wikidata (SDG 3) [13]
  • Map of places in iNaturalist (SDG 15) [14]
  • Listed buildings in Wales that would be lost if the sea level rose by 70 metres (SDG 11) [19]

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Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - March 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our sixteenth newsletter, covering March 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 4, 11, 13 and 15. This month we handed in our first annual activity report. [7]

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting April 4 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting April 18 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online user group meeting March 7 (SDG all) [5]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]
  • Upcoming: Climate Lexeme Week 5-11 April (SDG 13) [4]
  • Upcoming: #WikiForHumanRights 2021: Right to a healthy environment (SDG all) [20]

News

  • Podcast on the Wikimedia Sustainability Initiative (SDG 13) [8]

Research

  • Global biodiversity awareness tracked with Wikipedia page views (SDG 15) [3]
  • COVIWD: COVID-19 Wikidata Dashboard (SDG 3) [10]
  • Painel de informação sobre a COVID-19: consultas SPARQL na Wikidata (Portuguese) (SDG 3) [15]

Videos

  • What has the Wikimedia movement to do with sustainability? (SDG 13) [6]
  • COVID-19 coverage on Wikidata (SDG 3) [9]

New Wikidata properties

  • NParks Flora & Fauna Web ID (SDG 15) [11]
  • Cephalopod Ontology ID (SDG 15) [12]
  • Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America ID (SDG 11) [16]
  • Ministry of Education New Zealand school ID (SDG 4) [17]
  • Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology ID (SDG 15) [18]

New Wikidata query examples

  • COVID-19 external Identifier URLs in Wikidata (SDG 3) [13]
  • Map of places in iNaturalist (SDG 15) [14]
  • Listed buildings in Wales that would be lost if the sea level rose by 70 metres (SDG 11) [19]

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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)[]

Queering Wikipedia 2021 User Group Working Days: May 14-16Edit

The Wikimedia LGBTQ+ User Group is holding online working days in May. If you’re an active Wikimedian, editing on LGBTQ+ issues or if you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, come help us set goals, develop our organisation and structures, consider how to respond to issues faced by Queer editors, and plan for the next 12 months.

We will be meeting online for 3 half-days, 14–16 May at 1400–1730 UTC. While our working language is English, we are looking to accommodate users who would prefer to participate in other languages, including translation facilities.

More information, and registration details, at QW2021.--Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group 15:48, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 April 2021Edit

News, reports and features from the English Wikipedia's weekly journal about Wikipedia and Wikimedia

This Month in Education: April 2021Edit

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Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - April 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our seventeenth newsletter, covering April 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15 and 16.

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting May 2 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting May 16 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online user group meeting April 4 (SDG all) [9]
  • Past: Online user group meeting April 18 (SDG all) [10]

Activities

  • Ongoing: #WikiForHumanRights 2021: Right to a healthy environment, April 15 - May 15 (SDG all) [2]
  • Ongoing: Wiki Loves Earth (SDG 15) Starts in May, check your local end date[8]
  • Upcoming: Festa da Wiki-Lusofonia, May 8 (SDG all) [21]
  • Past: LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group call: “GaNCH: Using Wikidata for Georgia's Natural, Cultural, and Historic Organizations' Disaster Response.” (SDG 11) [3]

News

  • Interview with Anastasia Petrova, project manager for Wiki Loves Earth international (SDG 15) [11]
  • Humaniki March Update: Public Launch of Alpha Release (SDG 5) [13]

Videos

  • Wikidata Lab XXVII: WikiProject Brazilian Laws (SDG 16) [4]

New Wikidata properties

  • law digest (SDG 16) [5]
  • trade union membership rate (SDG 8) [6]
  • NHS Organisation Data Service ID (SDG 3) [7]
  • OregonFlora taxon ID (SDG 15) [12]
  • Indigenous Lands in Brazil ID (SDG 10) [14]
  • National Database of Laws and Regulations ID (SDG 16) [15]
  • National Inventory of Dams ID (SDG 7) [16]
  • Washington Rare Plant Field Guide ID (SDG 15) [17]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Coal-fired power plants in Germany (SDG 13) [18]
  • The number of natural disasters in various countries since 1970 (SDG 11) [19]
  • Map of about one third of the ancient trees in Bulgaria (SDG 15) [20]

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demo of communicationEdit

just something in the body --Zblace (talk) 16:26, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[]

This Month in Education: May 2021Edit

This Month in Education

Volume 10 • Issue 5 • May 2021


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Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - May 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our eighteenth newsletter, covering May 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 9, 13 and 15. This month we especially saw a lot of new identifiers for different species in Wikidata, making it easier to use Wikidata as a hub and look up and compare species in different databases.

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting June 6 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting June 20 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online user group meeting May 16 (SDG all) []

Activities

  • Ongoing: Wiki Loves Earth (SDG 15) [2]
  • Past: Sharing lessons & results from the Spanish Wikiproject Climate change first edit-a-thon for Earth Day (SDG 13) [3]
  • Past: Sustainable Development Goals: Edit-a-thon for the Festa da Wiki-Lusofonia (20 years of Portuguese Wikipedia cellebrations) (SDG all) [4]

News

  • Over 3,000,000 usages of taxon name (P225) (SDG 15) [6]

New Wikidata properties

  • degrees day (SDG 13) [5]
  • Oregon Flora Image Project ID (SDG 15) [7]
  • MyBIS species ID (SDG 15) [8]
  • IUCN Green List ID (SDG 15 [9]
  • OpenCorporates register ID (SDG 9) [10]
  • MyBIS protected area ID (SDG 15) [11]
  • Danish 2010 redlist identifier (SDG 15) [12]
  • Microlepidoptera.nl ID (SDG 15) [13]
  • North Carolina session law (SDG 16) [15]
  • SOR bird ID (SDG 15) [16]
  • ToateAnimalele ID (SDG 15) [17]
  • Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa ID (SDG 15) [21]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Number of species belonging to the different IUCN conservation categories (SDG 15) [14]
  • Map of coronavirus research organizations active from before 2020 (SDG 3) [18]
  • Scholarly articles about COVID-19 with "Wikipedia" in the title (SDG 3) [19]
  • Nocturnal animals based on diel cycle (SDG 15) [20]

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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)[]

Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - May 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our eighteenth newsletter, covering May 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 9, 13 and 15. This month we especially saw a lot of new identifiers for different species in Wikidata, making it easier to use Wikidata as a hub and look up and compare species in different databases.

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting June 6 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting June 20 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online user group meeting May 16 (SDG all) []

Activities

  • Ongoing: Wiki Loves Earth (SDG 15) [2]
  • Past: Sharing lessons & results from the Spanish Wikiproject Climate change first edit-a-thon for Earth Day (SDG 13) [3]
  • Past: Sustainable Development Goals: Edit-a-thon for the Festa da Wiki-Lusofonia (20 years of Portuguese Wikipedia cellebrations) (SDG all) [4]

News

  • Over 3,000,000 usages of taxon name (P225) (SDG 15) [6]

New Wikidata properties

  • degrees day (SDG 13) [5]
  • Oregon Flora Image Project ID (SDG 15) [7]
  • MyBIS species ID (SDG 15) [8]
  • IUCN Green List ID (SDG 15 [9]
  • OpenCorporates register ID (SDG 9) [10]
  • MyBIS protected area ID (SDG 15) [11]
  • Danish 2010 redlist identifier (SDG 15) [12]
  • Microlepidoptera.nl ID (SDG 15) [13]
  • North Carolina session law (SDG 16) [15]
  • SOR bird ID (SDG 15) [16]
  • ToateAnimalele ID (SDG 15) [17]
  • Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa ID (SDG 15) [21]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Number of species belonging to the different IUCN conservation categories (SDG 15) [14]
  • Map of coronavirus research organizations active from before 2020 (SDG 3) [18]
  • Scholarly articles about COVID-19 with "Wikipedia" in the title (SDG 3) [19]
  • Nocturnal animals based on diel cycle (SDG 15) [20]

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Help with translationEdit

Hello Zblace, I am User:T Cells from the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos campaign. I'd like to thank you for your translation support in the 2020 edition. The campaign was a huge success and that would not have been possible without your support. The Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021 starts on the 1st of July and we need your help with the translation of the campaign page and the central banner text.

Direct translation link of CentralNotice banner:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=Centralnotice-tgroup-WPWP2021&language=en&action=page&filter=

Direct translation link of WPWP main page

https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=page-Wikipedia+Pages+Wanting+Photos+2021&language=en&action=page&filter=

As always, thanks for your help. T CellsTalk 11:47, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[]

This Month in Education: June 2021Edit

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Scope and continuing discussionEdit

Hey Zblace. Thank you for your concerns as they relate to the usage of Talk:Croatian Wikipedia Disinformation Assessment-2021 for discussion. After my note on scope, it seems the vast majority of discussion is centered on the Disinformation Assessment itself, which is optimal. If it wasn't, I might have considered leaving another note, but please remember that the point of talk pages are to discuss. If discussion strays a bit from the main page's topic, it may be a good idea to move it elsewhere (especially if it seeks to gain consensus for something, like a proposal, which would necessitate a proper RfC location and notices). And yes, you are correct in that Meta is not strictly organized; most pages are scattered across mainspace or Meta-space, and though there are large category/subpage networks that make navigation easier, there are no central guidelines for linking all pages to one index. However, when it comes to discussions that intend to result in Meta or global consensus, like RfCs or consultations, those are strictly organized and even listed on the main page. Reorganizing Meta-Wiki would be a very significant task that may be looked into someday, but I do not think criticizing Meta-Wiki as a whole is reasonable for not having active administrators strictly critiquing the scope of content on a Foundation assessment talk page. Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

I hope you do not mind me answering in-line as you do write lenghty and not necessairly anything polemical and worth discussing IMHO. Thank you for aknowledging that I am correct about some things. We obviously and easily disagree on judging what is adequate for Meta or elsewhere, but unlike you I think more than one position is valid and reasonable to be voiced even when critical. That is just my non-anglosaxon culture in which things are more explicit and critique can be absorbed. Lets keep it at unresolvable differences. --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

As I noted I do work a full-time job, and I have been only sporadically active lately because of it, and have not been able to read over and promote constructive discussion to the extent that I would like to. You are completely right; people who come back after three or four days to a discussion to find another multiple thousand words to read are greatly disadvantaged compared to those who followed it along throughout. And people who do not speak English fluently, the primary language of discussion on Meta-Wiki, are greatly disadvantaged compared to those who can easily understand the content, nuance, and peculiar phrases of English-language discussion. Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

Thank you. --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

Regarding that which you refer to as "personal accusations", those are not accusations, those are statements of fact. Up until this point I had not fully described the situation to anyone other than other admins and checkusers. Now I believe I am obligated to do so. Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

I am sorry this added to your workload, but I was not interested in discussing this on a talk page bewteen two of us as relation has jaded and your perspective is limited to your immediate interests of 'good-governance' in rigid interpretation of what/when/how/where Admininstrator-Sysop-Checkuser should act. --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

As I understand it, back in early February of this year you wanted to see how the Simple English Wikipedia handled LGBT content, supposedly both for a then-upcoming meeting with T&S and for a possible translation drive. Your idea to test this was to create User:QueerSport (since renamed to QueerSEE) to create simple:QueerSportSplit. The username is a violation of username guidelines, and your new account was blocked on the English Wikipedia for it. It took a few days for your account to be blocked for the same reason on the Simple English Wikipedia. Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

True I was not aware of that rule and was also not objecting to it much once I realized how rigid it is. --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

In that few day period, the article you created was nominated for deletion due to its questionable notability. Your responses were immediately hostile and nearly all of your replies to editors in that RfD included personal attacks or blatant insults. Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

That is neither the Truth, nor the whole truth and nothing but the truth...you fail to see havoc raised by the user who went across multiple Wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata projects acusing me of cross-wiki spam. Statements (and actions) that was later retracted, but was never apologized for and Simple and EN admins never aknowledged. Unlike on other projects. That was tolareted and no panelty or warning was given to that user + troll that was following *(that was blocked already on 6 Wikis, and that later took pride in taking me down with him into status of banned on Simple). --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

At this point, for some reason, you thought it to be a good idea to email me trying to explain the situation. In this email, you made it clear that your intention was basically to run a experiment. These are your words:

"My intention was to test a bit how Simple Wikipedia could be used instead of EN Wikipedia for translation across different CEE Wikipedia instances (mostly curious how hard is notability for queer and regional content from South East Europe I plan for the upcoming CEE Spring 2021 translations)."

You also said, in the same email:

"I know it is not conventional way to prove something is problematic but I acted hastily after midnight as I wanted to have a proof for meeting with the Trust and Safety team..."

Later, you wrote this on the talk page of the account you made for this experiment:

"This account was briefly used on Simple Wikipedia for the research purpose."

Considering the above, I believe "social experiment" is an accurate description of your initial intentions. Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

No. If you check Wikipedia for what is 'social experiment' it is not a random combination of test and research. Aside from that using the wording 'socila experiment' sounds very manipulative, while I did nothing of sort, but started building a page entries for queer content from CEE region across projects. I had no control group or was in any way being in control of conditions. If anyone it was you who could stop, pause or escalation of provocations and conflict, but you kept silent and only mentioned it once you decided to block me. Which I do not mind that much as Simple Wikipedia was disapointing and that is OK. I would have stopped using it anyway. I just did not listen to advices of people not to invest efforts there. --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

Soon after, your new account was blocked as a username violation by another administrator. You then joined the RfD discussion on your main account (User:Zblace), continuing the personal attacks and insults against editors who disagree with you. Multiple editors asked you to stop engaging in these personal attacks and insults, including myself, and you blatantly ignored those warnings. (On a side note, the RfD was closed as keep and another editor in the RfD, one you were at odds with, was blocked for incivility on their part as well) Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

It is funny that you call this person an editor (did you even see his pervious work and toxic behaviour all the way)...if you were to act on this after reading when and how he was responding I would maybe be less upset by how Simple functions, but no you only did it post-festum, when it was irrelevant for all and I already wasted few nights of good sleep over the supression of content and provocations made. --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

I imposed a block on your account for incivility and personal attacks, leaving a note in the block summary for other admins to consult the CU team before considering appeal, as it does involve a sockpuppet of yours. Your responses to my block notice on your talk page are too convoluted for me to attempt to properly summarize here, so here's a link. Among other things, you accused me of "Anglo-centrism", attempted to pass off your conduct as deciding the Simple English Wikipedia has a bad "atmosphere", and claimed the project was not welcoming enough. To clarify, as at the time I did not respond: You are completely correct, we are not welcoming to people who engage in personal attacks and incivility.

Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

Whatever. You are amazing bunch...I am wrong from acusing you of being predominantly monolingual anglophones. We agree to disagree. --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

After the short discussion on your talk page had settled, you placed the following sentence at the top of the page:

"EXPECTING MARGINALIZED PEOPLES TO DISREGARD THEIR OWN EMOTIONS TO CALMLY EDUCATE YOU IS THE EPITOME OF ENTITLEMENT."

Again, to clarify: You were not blocked because you are part of a marginalized group. (the same marginalized group I am also a part of) You were blocked because your conduct was completely unacceptable and would have resulted in a block on any project with any semblance of a civility policy. Using your identity groups to attempt to whitewash your conduct is incredibly offensive to people who are actually subject to such discrimination. Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

I think there i sno point in arguing this with you as we basically disagree in complexity of what happened and what is adequate. I am happy never to touch Simple (until it maybe becomes what it claimed to be), so we should be both well off keeping distance. --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]

I believe this is an accurate summary of events leading up to and shortly after your block. When you described my comment on the Disinformation Assessment talk page relating to your past issues as "in-correct" and "not-documented", it seemed necessary to write a proper summary that people can read to understand the issues involved. Apologies for the length, I did not want to give a partial summary.

Regards, Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) Vermont (talk) 16:19, 24 June 2021 (UTC) []

Even with this lenght you omitted order and time of your (in)action as well as what was happening on other projects over related content + mentioning any other user names. Painting me conflictual and problematic in (your) understanding of black-and-white norms is for sure something I will always opose as a simplification that comes from the central place of power and priviledge *(regardless of ones sexual practices/identities) as this is a matter of cultural, social and communication norms for which you think should be calibrated to your pitch. I really hope you do not move into more projects and insist on your understanding of 'civility' as the cetral, if not only and ultimate norm.

BTW, just to let you know in LGBT+ UG you do not have impecable reputation from way before interacting with me, it is just that others are 'civil' to not raise that.

Regards, --Zblace (talk) 19:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
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Hey Zblace. I have a relatively short response to your comments above.

This is indeed relative. --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

I had a very positive opinion of you, and even considered you a colleague/friend, before the incident on that RfD.

This is also part of the problem. You have narrow attention focus (on incident) and limited interest in wider context (basically, RfD only)...you fail to realize that my effort and work is a cross-wiki, cross-cultural and my frustration with you as authority is that you ignored incidents that other users were making for me before and during this RfD. But that is your priviledge of following the 'by the book' rules and remaining ignorant of effects of their actions of at least 5 other wikis (among which are super complex and sensitive ones like HR and SH Wikipedia). --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

I'm hoping you remember our positive and productive email conversations prior to that incident; you even contacted me directly about the RfD issue, and before I saw what you had written there about other contributors I had every intention of helping you.

I have no idea how was I to get that you were to help me? You never said anything. Including objections to my 'hasty' experiments...or maybe you think help is something you give after things are obvious? Pardon me for sounding cynical, but it is hard not to be now, as I feel this leans to patronizing, rather than collegial/friendly input you reference above. --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

However, after revieiwng your conduct, which involved numerous personal attacks and outright hostile statements, including but not limited to accusing editors (multiple of whom happen to be LGBT+) of being homophobic, calling people "inadequate", referring to another editor as "hysterical", describing those who disagreed with you as "voices of suppression", directly stating that Simple English Wikipedia editors are fascists and colluding with fascists, and other issues, there was no other option but to place a block on your account.

I will not comment on generic interpretation and description of my own words, nor about WHEN and HOW you finally took action, as I thing both leave a lot to desire for to be considered well done work. You did next to nothing to remove or even warn people who did problematic actions and inputs across projects and also somewhat on that RfD. In that respect you acted not as well intended custodian, but a meer policing authority. --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

We have a civility policy on the Simple English Wikipedia and we (yes, the block was not only my idea) enforce it. My attempt with the above decriptions of your conduct was not to argue about what happened, but to state the chronological order of events leading up to your block. Your responses to me here do include some rather unkind and untrue statements (namely, accusing me of, as a result of me supposedly being anglo-saxon, being unable to view other sides of an argument. Again, I'm an Ashkenazi Jew, and regardless you cannot base an argument purely off another person's race.) involving assumptions and subsequent insinuations about my race, which is uncivil and offensive to an extreme degree, but I do not want this to be a further issue.

Again I will not comment on what is not linked to exact cite, since it is your interpretation. If you feel I was discussing sexual orientation or race, you are totally wrong. I was discussing only queer as non-normative and anglo-saxon communication culture *(neither is dependent on your actual geneology or behavioral characteristics). Again this was your narrow interpretation of identity politics to which I do not subscribe. --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

I want us to return to communicating productively and positively, as that would be most beneficial for continued constructive contributing on issues of joint interest.

You are welcome to communicate as you wish and (ab)use your authority as you wish. I have little motivation to spend even more time discussing this directly with you without moderator and other people that have broader interests and deeper incentives to research and understand than just make vague remarks of 'civility'.
You Admin collective on Simple thinks I am problematic and that was the way to handle the situation. I think that Simple is problematic project and would no longer contribute until it is questioned and restored with its initial focus on non-native speakers and would de-center monolingual English natives. --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

And I do not like having my only contact with people being in an administrative, conduct-related capacity. A common saying is prevalent across some projects: focus on content, not contributors.

I am sure that worked well to old-school pragmatics to create many of Wikis till know, but I am really into people-centeredness and this is where our perspectives are radically different. --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

That's a sure way to avoid personal attacks.

I know almost nothing of you. All of my comments were to your (non)actions when performing power. You offered zero advice or assistance in your non-admin role. --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

I want to work with you on this, and return to the point in our personal discourse where we could freely discuss issues of joint interest without the overbearing presence of insinuations of ulterior motives or personal attacks. I hope you agree with these intentions. Best, Vermont (talk) 02:33, 5 July 2021 (UTC) []

As stated before...I can not deal with this 1:1 as I feel like I am supposed to educate you at the cost of my emotional and intelectual labor, while you are both casual and in power and I am marked with a reference of a ban in a the Wiki you are responsible for. If there is capasity in WMF's Community Ressilaince team to deal with this I will do it, but not on my talk page and under your terms.

By the way I am also to move this to your page as I failed to answer in the classical way. --Zblace (talk) 11:44, 6 July 2021 (UTC) []

The Signpost: 27 June 2021Edit

Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - June 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our nineteenth newsletter, covering June 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16 and 17.

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting July 4 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting July 18 (SDG all) [1]

Activities

  • Ongoing: Wiki Loves Earth (SDG 15) [2]
  • Ongoing: Join the "Wiki editatón por el conocimiento climático" organized by Alianza Clima y Desarrollo y la Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano [13]
  • Past: A Wealth of Wiki Women (SDG 5) [5]
  • Past: Czech WikiGap 2021 report (SDG 5) [6]
  • Past: 50Y Swiss Women's Suffrage: Edit-a-thon at Historical Museum Lucerne & WikiGap (SDG 5) [7]
  • Past: The Met, Smithsonian, and a busy Edit-a-thon season (SDG 3, 5, 13) [8]
  • Past: Wiki for Human Rights Campaign in the Philippines (SDG 10, 13) [9]

News

  • 100 Years of Environment and Climate Change Canada Weather Data in Commons (SDG 13) [3]
  • #WikiForHumanRights 2021: Insights from the Macedonian Wikipedia (SDG 3, 10, 15) [4]
  • Malpractice Podcast Ep #2.9: Coffee Talks with Wikimedian Lane Rasberry (SDG 3) [10]
  • Brazil’s Laws: Modeling the Brazilian legislation in Wikidata (SDG 16) [14]

Resources

  • Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has now translated and published its guide "How to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia" in Spanish. Check out the resource: "¿Cómo contribuir información sobre cambio climático a la Wikipedia?" [12]

Research

  • Ms. Categorized: Gender, notability, and inequality on Wikipedia (SDG 5) [11]
  • Wikidata Projects in Times of COVID-19: IUPUI Libraries’ Engagement in Open Knowledge (SDG 3) [15]

Videos

  • Global Open Initiative Foundation editing session - Adding statements about Ghanaian Members of Parliament using OpenRefine (SDG 16) [22]

New Wikidata properties

  • OpenCorporates register jurisdiction (SDG 8) [16]
  • electronic Essential Medicines List medicine ID (SDG 3) [17]
  • Romanian diplomatic mission ID (SDG 17) [18]
  • Foreign diplomatic mission in Romania ID (SDG 17) [19]
  • Dutch Caribbean Species Register ID (SDG 15) [20]
  • Burke Herbarium Image Collection ID (SDG 15) [21]
  • consequence of text (SDG 16) [23]
  • Companies Registration Office (Ireland) Registration Number (SDG 8) [24]

Links

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Thank you for your help on Wikimedia-lEdit

 
Predicted Wikimedia Foundation organizational chart

Where should this upgraded .svg be posted to request translation? TryFor4 (talk) 23:45, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Hi TryFor4! I am not sure if there is a specific context todo so, but here is a the link on how it was done well for one WD file https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File_talk:Wikidata_nodes_in_white.svg#Translations --Zblace (talk) 03:31, 9 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Wiki World Heritage Membership RequestEdit

Hello!

Wiki World Heritage UG Membership is open to anyone who supports the group's mission and objectives. To formally become a member, it is mandatory that members fill the Membership Request Form. Requests are automatically approved, except for the case of the global ban as mentioned in the by-laws.

This will also help us facilitate this year's activities and established a communication channel. You may access the form here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxqv-sIrApmjWgr1Rr2NRzofqTjgofiX7Jhz2gPRUKzvI2QQ/viewform


Best,

Imelda (Talk) 02:21, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
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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) 15:11, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[]

The Signpost: 25 July 2021Edit

News, reports and features from the English Wikipedia's weekly journal about Wikipedia and Wikimedia

Wednesday July 28: Wikispore Day UnconferenceEdit

 
Wikispore Day 0, the picnic that partially inspired Wikispore.
Wikispore Day 1, last year

The second anniversary of Wikispore Day, observed on July 28, 2020, marks twenty-four months from the conceptual sprouting of the Wikispore idea from the Strategy Wiknic in NYC, which was held on July 14, 2019.

You are invited to participate in a virtual unconference for this year!

Wednesday July 28:

  • 12:002:00 pm (New York City time)
  • (16:00–18:00 UTC/GMT, 18:00–20:00 Berlin)
  • Social Hour

Since Wikispore is probably the only Wikimedia project to be born at a picnic, you are encouraged to participate from a socially-distanced green space outdooors if possible.

Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - July 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our twentieth newsletter, covering July 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 4, 5, 11, 14, 15 and 16.

Meetings

  • Online user group meeting August 1 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting August 15 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online user group meeting July 4 (SDG all) [7]

Wikimania

  • During Wikimania there are a number of sessions related to our user group. We have started a page in the community village to list all the talks, please help add them if you are giving talks or spot sessions in the program. (SDG all) [6]

Activities

  • Organize Wiki Loves Monuments in 2021 (SDG 11) [26]
  • Past: Vaccine Safety Edit-a-thon (SDG 3) [5]

News

  • Who Gets To Be Notable And Who Doesn't: Gender Bias On Wiki (SDG 5) [27]

Resources

  • Gender diversity in articles about academic disciplines in the French wikipedia (SDG 5) [18]

Research

  • Meta-Research: Citation needed? Wikipedia and the COVID-19 pandemic (SDG 3) [28]
  • Covid-on-the-Web: Knowledge Graph and Services to Advance COVID-19 Research book (SDG 3) [29]
  • Unveiling the veiled: Wikipedia collaborating with academic libraries in Africa in creating visibility for African women through Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon (SDG 5) [30]

Videos

  • Wikipedia Weekly Network - Live editing Wikipedia: Biodiversity edition #4 (SDG 15) [2],[3]
  • Editing Wikidata items about Ghanaian parliamentarians (SDG 16) [8]

New WikiProjects

  • Wikidata:Gov Directory (SDG 16) [4]

New Wikidata properties

  • voted on by (SDG 16) [9]
  • delta of (SDG 14) [10]
  • Idaho Species ID (SDG 15) [11]
  • Montana Field Guide species ID (SDG 15) [12]
  • E-Fauna BC species ID (SDG 15) [13]
  • E-Flora BC species ID (SDG 15) [14]
  • Buzer.de law identification (SDG 16) [15]
  • taxon range (SDG 15) [17]
  • URL for citizen's initiatives (SDG 16) [19]
  • number of request signatories (SDG 16) [20]
  • CEICE school code (SDG 4) [21]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Scientific and Commons names of animals which are threatened as per IUCN Red List (SDG 15) [16]
  • Comparing gender statistics about people cited in an article across several articles (SDG 5) [22]
  • Swedish Supreme Court judges who citing reports by commissions they themselves took part in (SDG 16) [23]
  • Map public organizations that allow one to fill citizen's initiatives online (SDG 16) [24]
  • Number of causes of death (P509) 2019-2021 separated by year so that a comparison of the causes of death before and during the pandemic can also be seen (SDG 3) [25]

Links

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This Month in Education: July 2021Edit

This Month in Education

Volume 10 • Issue 7 • July 2021


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Wikisporadic Newsletter: August 2021Edit

Wikisporadic, an Occasional Newsletter for our Germinating Community.

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for the Wikisporadic Newsletter by adding or removing your name from this list.)

Feedback on any of these items is welcomed at your friendly Wikispore Greenhouse!

--Pharos 19:48, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Nationalist conflicts between Wikipedia editionsEdit

Thanks for the discussion at Wikimania just now. Let's continue the discussion. I think the Universal Code of Conduct consultation sessions will be quite relevant wikimania:2021:Submissions/Universal_Code_of_Conduct_Roundtable. There are also some notes on my session discussion page. Feel free to pick up the discussion there: wikimania:2021 talk:Submissions/Cross-wiki ideological conflict and Wikimedia's vision of knowledge equity --Deryck C. 21:32, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[]

This Month in Education: August 2021Edit

This Month in Education

Volume 10 • Issue 8 • August 2021


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The Signpost: 29 August 2021Edit

News, reports and features from the English Wikipedia's weekly journal about Wikipedia and Wikimedia

Unblock requestEdit

Unblock request granted

This blocked user asked to be unblocked, and one or more administrators has reviewed and granted this request.

Request reason: Hi! It seems that my account here was blocked on August 26th with Block ID is #457088, and from the conversation with stewards Martin Urbanec and Tks4Fish it seems to have been a result of me doing IP editing while being under a global lock - for which I was informed later by Martin Urbanec is not allowed. As I never got instructions on what is allowed or not and I did not do any destructive or controversial editing I would ask for a revision of this and unlocking of my account here. Thank you
Unblock reason:
I fail to see how you could interpret a lock on your account to mean that you should then edit logged out, especially after you were explicitly told about block evasion being against policy through off-wiki channels multiple times prior to the multiple instances of you evading your lock.

Regardless, as you have agreed to a one-account restriction, so long as you do not violate that I see no reason to continue keeping your main account blocked as a CU-block. As, considering past confusion, it may not be clear: this means no IP editing, no creating other accounts, no editing with someone else's account, no editing with or creating role accounts, no requesting grants with other accounts, and no editing at all with any IP address, or account other than this one. In line with that, your other accounts will not be unblocked.

Best regards, Vermont (talk) 13:33, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
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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)[]