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Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 6Edit

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 6, April 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the sixth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board of trustees elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while the more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Leadership Development - A Working Group is Forming! - The application to join the Leadership Development Working Group closed on April 10th, 2022, and up to 12 community members will be selected to participate in the working group. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification Results are out! - The global decision process on the enforcement of the UCoC via SecurePoll was held from 7 to 21 March. Over 2,300 eligible voters from at least 128 different home projects submitted their opinions and comments. (continue reading)
  • Movement Discussions on Hubs - The Global Conversation event on Regional and Thematic Hubs was held on Saturday, March 12, and was attended by 84 diverse Wikimedians from across the movement. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Grants Remain Open! - Since the start of the year, six proposals with a total value of about $80,000 USD have been approved. Do you have a movement strategy project idea? Reachout to us! (continue reading)
  • The Movement Charter Drafting Committee is All Set! - The Committee of fifteen members which was elected in October 2021, has agreed on the essential values and methods for its work, and has started to create the outline of the Movement Charter draft. (continue reading)
  • Introducing Movement Strategy Weekly - Contribute and Subscribe! - The MSG team have just launched the updates portal, which is connected to the various Movement Strategy pages on Meta-wiki. Subscriber to get up-to-date news about the various ongoing projects. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

Global ban requirements RfCEdit

Hello all! After the topic was raised in a Wikimedia-l email, I've created this RfC, aimed at gauging community views on the long-unchanged global ban requirements. Please feel free to share weherever it may be relevant. Thank you for your time, Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 19:00, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

Next steps on the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement guidelinesEdit

Hello - I have an update on the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) project.

A report is available on Meta-Wiki. about the 2022 March ratification vote on the UCoC Enforcement guidelines. Voters cast votes from at least 137 communities. At least 650 participants added comments with their vote. (See full announcement)

Following the vote, the Community Affairs committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees asked that several areas be reviewed for improvements. A Revision Drafting Committee will refine the enforcement guidelines based on community feedback.

To help the Revisions committee, input from the community is requested. Visit the Meta-wiki pages (Enforcement Guidelines revision discussions, Policy text revision discussions) to provide thoughts for the new drafting committee. (See full announcement)

Let me know if you have any questions about these next steps.

Thank you. Xeno (WMF) (discusscontribs) 02:23, 2 June 2022 (UTC)

Lien pour assister à ma défense de thèse via Jitsi.Edit

Bonjour,

Voici pour ceux qui le désirent et qui ne seront pas présents sur place le lien vers la page Jitsi sur laquelle je serai connecté lors de la leçon publique prestée dans le cadre de la finalisation de ma thèse de doctorat portant sur le mouvement Wikimédia. En espérant y retrouver certains d'entre vous, je vous invite à ne pas brancher ni votre micro, ni votre caméra sauf à la demande pour éviter la saturation. Les questions seront les bienvenues via le chat et seront traitées en fonction de la gestion du temps qui nous est imparti. Cela commence à 17 h 30 heure de Bruxelles. Une belle soirée à tous et peut-être à demain ! Lionel Scheepmans Contact (Fr-N, En-3, Pt-3) 16:48, 16 June 2022 (UTC)

A question on IPv6 addresses on CentralAuthEdit

Hello, I have found 6 IPv6 addresses which have global accounts, they are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. All these accounts do not have any attached local accounts. Is it normal that they should be exist or they should be deleted? 49.182.189.38 05:47, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

very odd. I suspect someone created the accounts accidentally, or as a test. However, they aren't doing any harm and don't really need to be deleted. MarcGarver (talk) 08:23, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

Update about Wikimedia Enterprise API projectEdit

I have just published an update about this project - announcing our first set of customers, as well as a new self-signup system - on the project’s talkpage. You can read the details there and ask questions. Associated press release and blogpost. The new system in includes free access for a trial account, on top of the existing free access methods. There will be a public community open meeting on Thursday 23 June @ 1700 UTC on Zoom which is already announced on Meta on the project’s page & the mainpage calendar. Sincerely, LWyatt (WMF) (talk) 16:12, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

Desktop Improvements updateEdit

Making this the new default

Hello. I wanted to give you an update about the Desktop Improvements project, which the Wikimedia Foundation Web team has been working on for the past few years. Our work is almost finished! 🎉

We would love to see these improvements become the default for readers and editors across all wikis. In the coming weeks, we will begin conversations on more wikis, including yours. 🗓️ We will gladly read your suggestions!

The goals of the project are to make the interface more welcoming and comfortable for readers and useful for advanced users. The project consists of a series of feature improvements which make it easier to read and learn, navigate within the page, search, switch between languages, use article tabs and the user menu, and more. The improvements are already visible by default for readers and editors on more than 30 wikis, including Wikipedias in French, Portuguese, and Persian.

The changes apply to the Vector skin only, although it will always be possible to revert to the previous version on an individual basis. Monobook or Timeless users will not notice any changes.

The newest features
  • Table of contents - our version is easier to reach, gain context of the page, and navigate throughout the page without needing to scroll. It is currently tested across our pilot wikis. It is also available for editors who have opted into the Vector 2022 skin.
  • Page tools - now, there are two types of links in the sidebar. There are actions and tools for individual pages (like Related changes) and links of the wiki-wide nature (like Recent changes). We are going to separate these into two intuitive menus.
How to enable/disable the improvements
  • It is possible to opt-in individually in the appearance tab within the preferences by selecting "Vector (2022)". Also, it is possible to opt-in on all wikis using the global preferences.
  • On wikis where the changes are visible by default for all, logged-in users can always opt-out to the Legacy Vector. There is an easily accessible link in the sidebar of the new Vector.
Learn more and join our events

If you would like to follow the progress of our project, you can subscribe to our newsletter. You can read the pages of the project, check our FAQ, write on the project talk page, and join an online meeting with us.

Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 16:59, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

Join us on Tuesday

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 28 June 2022 at 12:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 5304280674. Dial by your location. The following events will take place on 12 July and 26 July.

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file and copied to Etherpad. Olga Vasileva (the Product Manager) will be hosting this meeting. The presentation part will be given in English. At this meeting, both Friendly space policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces apply. Zoom is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy.

We can answer questions asked in English and a number of other languages. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to sgrabarczuk wikimedia.org. We hope to see you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 21:57, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

An issue in Meitei wikipediaEdit

I am from Meitei wikipedia (mni wiki). I want to become an autopatrolled there. I asked the only admin. He said he couldn't because he doesn't have the ability to grant the autopatrolled user rights to anyone. He said he's not like other admins of other language wikis because he became admin not by getting votes but from an approval from the meta wiki authority. Is that true? If so, how can I get the autopatrolled user rights in Meitei wikipedia if the only admin is incapable of granting it? --Haoreima (talk) 12:25, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

@Haoreima: According to mni:Special:ListGroupRights, there is no such group. Note that not all wikis have rollbacker/patroller/autopatroller/etc. user groups; they are optional and can be created given that there are local consensus to do so. On the other hand, the smaller a wiki is, the less it needs extra groups. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 12:42, 27 June 2022 (UTC)