Wikipedia:Purtone di a cumunità/Archiviu/2015

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VisualEditor News #1—2015[edità a fonte]

18:30, 5 fer 2015 (UTC)

Ci vediamo a Milano? (Con Lila Tretikov)[edità a fonte]

Ciao :) Sto passando da tutti i progetti italofoni (e affini!) per segnalare l'importante appuntamento di settimana prossima con l'Executive Director della Wikimedia Foundation (mi scuso con chi legge la notizia più volte). Come ho detto altrove, lei verrà per conoscere la comunità italofona, per vedere facce nuove, per sentire voci nuove. Incontri come questi sono fondamentali per una persona come lei, che non viene dal Movimento, per conoscerlo e capirlo, integrando altre occasioni di contatto (ad es. Wikimania) magari più "superficiali", durante i quali molte più persone ci tengono a presentarsi e a interagire con lei, o più formali (l'impressione che ci fa qualcuno sotto i riflettori di un palcoscenico può essere anche molto diversa quando il contesto cambia). Se potete, dunque, non fatevi "rappresentare"! E date le diversità tra le comunità di Wikipedia e quelle degli altri progetti, venite anche per raccontarle quanto siano belli e importanti questi ultimi! Spero di vedervi lì! A presto, --Elitre (discussioni) 19:50, 12 fer 2015 (UTC) (Se avete domande, fatele nella pagina linkata, o potrei perdermele.)Rispondi[rispondi]

[Global proposal] m.Wikipedia.org: tutti Modifica pagine[edità a fonte]

MediaWiki mobile

Hi, this message is to let you know that, on domains like co.m.wikipedia.org, unregistered users cannot edit. At the Wikimedia Forum, where global configuration changes are normally discussed, a few dozens users propose to restore normal editing permissions on all mobile sites. Please read and comment!

Thanks and sorry for writing in English, Nemo 22:32, 1 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2015)[edità a fonte]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 21:14, 2 mar 2015 (UTC)

Help us coordinate Wikipedia Library's distribution of accounts, communication of access opportunities and more! Please join our team at our new coordinator page.
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Inspire Campaign: Improving diversity, improving content[edità a fonte]

This March, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas for improving gender diversity on Wikimedia projects. Less than 20% of Wikimedia contributors are women, and many important topics are still missing in our content. We invite all Wikimedians to participate. If you have an idea that could help address this problem, please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 31.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive, positive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign and help this project better represent the world’s knowledge!

(Sorry for the English - please translate this message!) MediaWiki message delivery (discussioni) 20:01, 4 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

SUL finalization update[edità a fonte]

Hi all,apologies for writing in English, please read this page for important information and an update involving SUL finalization, scheduled to take place in one month. Thanks. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:45, 13 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Wikipedia:Amministratori[edità a fonte]

ciao a tutti vorrei sapere chi sono gli amministratori della co.wiki.. c'è una pagina apposita?? --SurdusVII 10:12, 14 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

wikipedia sassaresu[edità a fonte]

ciao a tutti, vorrei sapere se posso trasferire tutti gli articoli che ho creato in incubator, la sdc.wiki, dato che mi hanno detto che il sassaresu è un dialetto della lingua corsa.. perciò posso trasferire qua i miei ultimi contributi dall'incubator a qui?? è possibile?? --SurdusVII 10:14, 14 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Salutu o Surdus ! U parè chì u sassaresu hè un dialettu corsu hè tuttu à fattu esageratu. Ci sò i similarità trà u sassaresu è u corsu, ma ci sò dinò i diffarenzi impurtanti. S'è tù voli un articulu in sassaresu, u megliu hè di dumandà à calchissia chì scrivi u sassaresu di fà ti una traduzzioni. In co.wiki ci sò soli articuli in corsu. Tanti saluti. Paulu (discussioni) 17:43, 14 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Salve. Ho invitato io Surdus a trovare come soluzione questa perché il sassarese e il gallurese non avrebbero patria in sc.wiki , non essendo sardo. E non sono neanche lingue a sé. Tecnicamente sono considerati varianti del corso e anche a me paiono molto vicini. Io credo che l'unica soluzione sia permettere ai parlanti sassarese e gallurese di scrivere in co.wiki , magari con una bandierina, come facciamo in sardo, per indicare la variante. Allo stesso modo dunque i parlanti tabarkino potrebbero scrivere nella wiki ligure e gli algheresi in quella catalana. Così come i lombardi siciliani in quella lombarda e gli albanesi o greci calabresi in quella albanese o greca. Non ci possiamo aspettare che nasca una wiki, per esempio, per la variante albanese parlata da pochi in Calabria. Qui si spiega il fatto delle varianti: https://co.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_corsa#Aghja_di_diffusione_di_u_corsu Qui un esempio di bandierina. https://sc.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Xun Chiederei di aprire una discussione a proposito di ciò. Che dite? Saluti. --Elcaracol (discussioni) 19:03, 14 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
ciao, Paulu e Elcaracol, quindi cosa si fa?? cioè cosa facciamo?? di ciò significa che posso trasferire tutti i contributi dall'incubator sdc.wiki a qui con una bandierina sdc.wiki?? --SurdusVII 08:01, 15 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Innò. Pà a lingua sassaresa, ci hè l'incubatori chì l'hè didicatu. L'articlui in lingua sassaresa ùn ani nienti à fà annantu'è wikipedia in lingua corsa. A lingua sassaresa (cunsidarata una lingua indepindenti da l'Unesco) ùn hè micca a lingua corsa: ci hè troppu diffarenzi: vucabulariu, grammatica è sintassa. Quandu si leghjenu l'articuli in sassaresu annantu à l'incubatori, ùn ci hè niscunu corsu chì i pò cunsidarà comm'è lingua corsa. Paulu (discussioni) 10:06, 15 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Grazie per la risposta. Accetto la vostra opinione. Io mi basavo sulle notizie che avevo io, che son quelle che son scritte anche in wiki e anche in co.wiki e che ho studiato qua e là. Ovvero sassarese come variante del corso. Non ho mai sentito parlare di lingua sassarese indipendente. In ogni caso non conta. Perché, al di là di come si chiamino le cose, se voi dite che è troppo distante (ma la domanda sarebbe: "più distante di logudorese e campidanese? perché anche quelle sono molto distanti, ma le accomuniamo"), prendo atto e teniamo la separazione. Sperando che i sassaresofoni o galluresofoni vogliano e/o possano contribuire. Grazie ancora per l'aiuto e l'attenzione. E ancora buon lavoro. --Elcaracol (discussioni) 11:04, 15 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Hè vera chì quissi sò sughjetti chì t'ani a so impurtanza è devini essa discutiti. Scrivu avà in inglesu chì 'ssa discussioni pò intarissà altri wikipedii. Ti ringraziu pà 'ssa risposta è 'ssa discussioni. Bona scianza pà a wikipedia sassaresa ! Paulu (discussioni) 18:55, 16 mar 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
I shall address some points that that are inherent to your question and that on my view, have some importance, and could be helpful to other related encyclopedias.
1) The status of a language is often a matter of controversy and experts often disagree. For our present purposes, we need an objective criterion that defines the status of a given language. The Unesco red list of languages (http://www.helsinki.fi/~tasalmin/europe_index.html) can be our best guide here and deserve these purposes. On Unesco's classification, sassarese and corsican are thus autonomous languages. It is also the case for the gallurese language. The red list also mention the logodurese and campidanese languages as autonomous languages (the sardinian being termed a "macro-language" composed of the four mentioned languages: sassarese, gallurese, campidanese and logodurese).
2) Now as we consider the corsican and sassarese languages, both of them are classified by the Unesco as endangered languages. From the litterature on endangered languages and on the ways to help them survive, the need for a dictionary, a grammar, a corpus of written litterature, etc. is often cited. It could be added that an informative and well-written encyclopedia would also be very helpful (as an online translator from a close and most widespread language also would). This casts light on the importance of wikipedias for languages that are on the verge of extinction.
3) The map from the template related to corsican language seems to have some responsability in this discussion. It is on my view utterly erroneous, since it classifies the sassarese (and the gallurese langage) as a mere dialect of the corsican language. Although obvious from a corsican speaker viewpoint when he reads some excerpts of sassarese, this image is widespread and is seen by many people. Mere images have often more impact than words. To the very best, the classification of sassarese language as a dialect of corsican can be seen as a very biased opinion, that conflicts with the neutral and objective principle of wk.
4) The fact of classifying a given language as a mere dialect and not as a genuine language is not devoid of consequences. By lowering its status, it entails the implicit conclusion that this language is of little interest, has little value and in the end, is not worth preserving (here I exaggerate a little to make the point clearer). From the viewpoint of preserving endangered languages, it could have devastating effects. By contrast, when you consider (and it is also my viewpoint) that a language such as sassarese if a genuine language of its own with highly original characteristics (sharing some grammar and vocabulary with the sartinese variant of corsican, having some 70%¨vocabulary in common with logodurese or campidanese sardinian, having its own specific writing rules, etc.), you understand that it is a unique language that is definitely worth preserving.

Stewards confirmation rules[edità a fonte]

Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 16:12, 10 apr 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

VisualEditor News #2—2015[edità a fonte]

19:48, 10 apr 2015 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2015)[edità a fonte]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • MIT Press Journals — scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences (200 accounts)
  • Loeb Classical Library — Harvard University Press versions of Classical Greek and Latin literature with commentary and annotation (25 accounts)
  • RIPM — music periodicals published between 1760 and 1966 (20 accounts)
  • Sage Stats — social science data for geographies within the United States (10 accounts)
  • HeinOnline — an extensive legal research database, including 2000 law-related journals as well as international legal history materials (25 accounts)

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 22:12, 4 mag 2015 (UTC)

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Galicia 20 - 20 Challenge[edità a fonte]

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Wikipedia:Galicia 20 - 20 Challenge is a public writing competition which will improve and translate this list of 20 really important articles into as many languages as possible. Everybody can help in any language to collaborate on writing and/or translating articles related to Galicia. To participate you just need to sign up here. Thank you very much.--Breogan2008 (discussioni) 10:09, 9 ghju 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

VisualEditor News #3—2015[edità a fonte]

10:44, 13 ghju 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #3—2015[edità a fonte]

14:40, 13 ghju 2015 (UTC)

HTTPS[edità a fonte]

22:00, 19 ghju 2015 (UTC)

HTTPS[edità a fonte]

23:43, 19 ghju 2015 (UTC)

Content Translation beta feature is now available[edità a fonte]

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How to use Content Translation - a short video (English)

Hello, Content Translation has now been enabled as an opt-in beta feature on the Corsican Wikipedia. To start translating:

  1. Please enable the Beta feature in your preferences by checking the box for Content Translation.
  2. Visit the page Special:ContentTranslation or to your contributions page to open the tool.
  3. Click on the button to create a new translation.
  4. In the displayed dialog select the language of the original article and the article name, and the language you would like to translate to. Also add the title of the new article (or the original title will be inserted) and click on to begin. Your language preferences will be remembered for the next time.
  5. You will see a screen consisting of three columns. The first column contains the text of the source language and the middle column is for the translated text. Using the third column you can perform several actions such as insert source text, remove the inserted text source text, add or remove links etc.
  6. After you translate the article, you can publish it directly as a new page on the Corsican Wikipedia by using the publish button that appears. In case the article gets created by another user while you were translating, you will see an option to save the newly published translation under your user namespace.
  7. The number of published pages can be seen on the Content Translation stats page.

Since this is the first time we have installed the tool on this Wikipedia, there are chances that there may be some problems or service disruptions which we are not yet aware of. We will be monitoring the usage to check for any failures or issues, but please do let us know on the Content Translation talk page or through Phabricator if you spot any problems. For more information, please read the information available in the User Guide. Our announcement is written only in English, and we would really appreciate if this message can be translated to reach more users of this Wikipedia. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's Language Engineering Team:--Runab WMF (discussioni) 16:27, 25 ghju 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[edità a fonte]

The thumbnail of this gif is of really bad quality.
How a PNG thumb of this GIF would look like

There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)

This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (discussioni) 05:07, 24 lug 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

What does a Healthy Community look like to you?[edità a fonte]

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Hi,
The Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new learning campaign. The WMF wants to record community impressions about what makes a healthy online community. Share your views and/or create a drawing and take a chance to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Join the WMF as we begin a conversation about Community Health. Contribute a drawing or answer the questions on the campaign's page.

Why get involved?[edità a fonte]

The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn?
Share your views on this matter that affects us all!
We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.

More information[edità a fonte]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (discussioni) 23:43, 31 lug 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is coming[edità a fonte]

(Sorry for writing in English)

When using data from Wikidata on Wikipedia and other sister projects, there is currently a limitation in place that hinders some use cases: data can only be accessed from the corresponding item. So, for example, the Wikipedia article about Berlin can only get data from the Wikidata item about Berlin but not from the item about Germany. This had technical reasons. We are now removing this limitation. It is already done for many projects. Your project is one of the next ones. We will roll out this feature here on August 12.

We invite you to play around with this new feature if you are one of the people who have been waiting for this for a long time. If you have technical issues/questions with this you can come to d:Wikidata:Contact the development team.

A note of caution: Please be careful with how many items you use for a single page. If it is too many pages, loading might get slow. We will have to see how the feature behaves in production to see where we need to tweak and how.

How to use it, once it is enabled:

Cheers Lydia Pintscher MediaWiki message delivery (discussioni) 17:46, 3 aos 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is here[edità a fonte]

VisualEditor News #4—2015[edità a fonte]

Elitre (WMF), 22:28, 14 aos 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

VisualEditor News #4—2015[edità a fonte]

Elitre (WMF), 00:05, 15 aos 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[edità a fonte]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants, to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project. Ways to participate:

Feedback is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT (WMF) through MediaWiki message delivery. 23:57, 18 aos 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[edità a fonte]

Hi all,

We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.

Visit the public policy portal: https://policy.wikimedia.org/

Please help translate the statements on Meta Wiki. You can read more on the Wikimedia blog.

Thanks,

Yana and Stephen (Talk) 18:12, 2 sit 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

(Sent with the Global message delivery system)

Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[edità a fonte]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals until September 29th to fund new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental ideas that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), Individual Engagement Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 20:52, 4 sit 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

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Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[edità a fonte]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals until September 29th to fund new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental ideas that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), Individual Engagement Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 21:54, 4 sit 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

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Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals![edità a fonte]

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 21:01, 22 sit 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals![edità a fonte]

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 23:13, 22 sit 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Reimagining WMF grants report[edità a fonte]

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 16:56, 28 sit 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

VisualEditor News #5—2015[edità a fonte]

Elitre (WMF), 18:18, 30 utt 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Community Wishlist Survey[edità a fonte]

Community Tech Team via MediaWiki message delivery (discussioni) 21:57, 9 nuv 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed[edità a fonte]

Hello! Wikimania 2016 scholarships will soon be open; by the end of the week we'll form the committee and we need your help, see Scholarship committee for details.

If you want to carefully review nearly a thousand applications in January, you might be a perfect committee member. Otherwise, you can volunteer as "ambassador": you will observe all the committee activities, ensure that people from your language or project manage to apply for a scholarship, translate scholarship applications written in your language to English and so on. Ambassadors are allowed to ask for a scholarship, unlike committee members.

Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 10:48, 10 nuv 2015 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey[edità a fonte]

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Una canzunetta corsa pè Natale[edità a fonte]

Si Natale hè una stella, a feremu luccicà...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQNl1af2XV8

Vi pregu felice feste di Natale.

--Sarvaturi (discussioni) 08:31, 24 dic 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

VisualEditor News #6—2015[edità a fonte]

Elitre (WMF), 00:06, 25 dic 2015 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections[edità a fonte]

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

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Greetings,

I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.

This year, elections are being held for the following roles:

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.

The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.

Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at- wikimedia.org

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

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Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections 2015[edità a fonte]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson will continue during the voting. Nominations for the Board of Trustees will be accepted until 23:59 UTC May 5.

The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions on the committee being filled.

The FDC Ombudsperson receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 3 to 23:59 UTC May 10. Click here to vote. Questions and discussion with the candidates will continue during that time. Click here to ask the FDC candidates a question. Click here to ask the FDC Ombudsperson candidates a question. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 FDC election page, the 2015 FDC Ombudsperson election page, and the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

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-- 12:59, 1 fer 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[edità a fonte]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Board will continue during the voting.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 17 to 23:59 UTC May 31. Click here to vote. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (June 2015)[edità a fonte]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Taylor & Francis — academic publisher of journals. The pilot includes two subject collections: Arts & Humanities and Biological, Environment & Earth Sciences. (30 accounts)
  • World Bank eLibrary — digital platform containing all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank from the 1990s to the present. (100 accounts)
  • AAAS — general interest science publisher, who publishes the journal Science among other sources (50 accounts)

New French-Language Branch!

  • Érudit (en Francais) — Érudit is a French-Canadian scholarly aggregator primarily, humanities and social sciences, and contains sources in both English and French. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (50 accounts).
  • Cairn.info (en Francais) — Cairn.info is a Switzerland based online web portal of scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences. Most sources are in French, but some also in English. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (100 accounts).
  • L'Harmattan — French language publisher across a wide range of non-fiction and fiction, with a strong selection of francophone African materials (1000 accounts).

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including an expansion of accounts for Royal Society journals and remaining accounts on Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Highbeam Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. If you have suggestions for journals or databases we should seek access to make a request! Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 22:08, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

We need your help! Help coordinate Wikipedia Library's account distribution and global development! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
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New Wikipedia Library Database Access (September 2015)[edità a fonte]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • EBSCOHost - this is one of our largest access donations so far: access to a wide variety of academic, newspaper and magazine sources through their Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete and MasterFILE Complete
  • Newspaperarchive.com - historical newspapers from the United States, Canada, UK and 20 other countries, and includes an Open Access "clipping" feature (1000 accounts)
  • IMF Elibary- a digital collection of the IMF's reports, studies and research on global economics and development (50 accounts)
  • Sabinet - one of the largest African digital publishers, based in South Africa, with a wide range of content in English and other European and African languages (10 accounts)
  • Numérique Premium - a French language social science and humanities ebook database, with topical collections on a wide range of topics (100)
  • Al Manhal - an Arabic and English database with a wide range of sources, largely focused on or published in the Middle East (60 accounts)
  • Jamalon - an Arabic book distributor, who is providing targeted book delivery to volunteers (50 editors)

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including expanded accounts for Elsevier ScienceDirect, British Medical Journal and Dynamed and additional accounts for Project MUSE, DeGruyter, Newspapers.com, Highbeam and HeinOnline. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 19:42, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

We need help! Help us coordinate Wikipedia Library's distribution of accounts, communication of access opportunities and more! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
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Harassment consultation[edità a fonte]

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The Community Advocacy team the Wikimedia Foundation has opened a consultation on the topic of harassment on Meta. The consultation period is intended to run for one month from today, November 16, and end on December 17. Please share your thoughts there on harassment-related issues facing our communities and potential solutions. (Note: this consultation is not intended to evaluate specific cases of harassment, but rather to discuss the problem of harassment itself.)

Regards, Community Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

-- 12:59, 1 fer 2015 (UTC)

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign[edità a fonte]

This is a message regarding the proposed 2015 Free Bassel banner. Translations are available.

Hi everyone,

This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.

As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.

We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.

Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.

(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)

Thank you for your participation!

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (December 2015)[edità a fonte]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Gale - multidisciplinary periodicals, newspapers, and reference sources - 10 accounts
  • Brill - academic e-books and journals in English, Dutch, and other languages - 25 accounts
  • Finnish Literature Society (in Finnish)
  • Magiran (in Farsi) - scientific journal articles - 100 articles
  • Civilica (in Farsi) - Iranian journal articles, seminars, and conferences - 50 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including EBSCO, DeGruyter, and Newspaperarchive.com. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 01:01, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Help us a start Wikipedia Library in your language! Email us at wikipedialibrary@wikimedia.org
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

-- 12:59, 1 fer 2015 (UTC)

Get involved in Wikipedia 15![edità a fonte]

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

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As many of you know, January 15 is Wikipedia’s 15th Birthday!

People around the world are getting involved in the celebration and have started adding their events on Meta Page. While we are celebrating Wikipedia's birthday, we hope that all projects and affiliates will be able to utilize this celebration to raise awareness of our community's efforts.

Haven’t started planning? Don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved. Here are some ideas:

Everything is linked on the Wikipedia 15 Meta page. You’ll find a set of ten data visualization works that you can show at your events, and a list of all the Wikipedia 15 logos that community members have already designed.

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary McCune or Joe Sutherland.

Thanks and Happy nearly Wikipedia 15!
-The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery, 20:58, 18 dic 2015 (UTC) • Aiutaci a tradurre nella tua linguaAiutuRispondi[rispondi]

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The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live[edità a fonte]

The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within 24 hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.

The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner

What this means for you[edità a fonte]

Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.

Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.

Why localise at translatewiki.net[edità a fonte]

When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.

Traduction mensage benvenite in corso[edità a fonte]

Salute. Io ha traducite in corso le mensage de benvenite del pagina del ambassada in catalano, ma io non sape si illo sta ben scribite o si il ha alicun errores. Per favor, esque vos pote revisar lo pro corriger possibile errores? Ecce le texto pro revisar:

"Benvenutu nant'à ambasciata di a Wikipedia in catalanu. Sì avete qualquì dubbitu o suggerimentu relativi à sughjetti internaziunali o à a Wikipedia in catalanu, putete e formulà quì o in a pagina di discussione di st’articulu. Messagiu per a ambasciata."

Gratias.

--PeioR (disc.) 09:14, 25 jul 2012 (CEST)

Office hour di marzo per VisualEditor[edità a fonte]

Ciao a tutti. Potete partecipare alla prossima office hour con James Forrester, Product Manager di VisualEditor, collegandovi a IRC lunedì 17 marzo alle 15:00 UTC per un dibattito sullo stato attuale dell'editor e sugli sviluppi previsti nell'immediato futuro. Ricordate di farmi pervenire una notifica (copincollando il wikicodice del mio nome utente o scrivendomi in pagina di discussione) quando avete bisogno della mia attenzione per VisualEditor su questa wiki. Grazie e a presto! --Elitre (WMF) (talk)

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[edità a fonte]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Board will continue during the voting.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 17 to 23:59 UTC May 31. Click here to vote. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 17:20, 17 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[edità a fonte]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)