Takulandirani ku portal ya wikipedia yamagulu!
En: I would like to request to be an admin and to be a bureaucrats at the Chi-Chewa Wikipedia to fix basic things, translate the main page of the site and also import stuff.
Ny: Ndikufuna kuitanitsa kuti ndikhale admin komanso kuti ndikhale maofesi ku Wikipedia ya ChiChewa kukonza zinthu zofunika, kumasulira tsamba loyamba la webusaitiyi ndikuitaniranso zinthu.
I was born and living in Zambia. Ndinabadwira ndikukhala ku Zambia. Chabwino (talk)
- Support As I'm not an active content contributor I don't know about the weight of my comment, but I for sure know Icem4k as someone (the only one?) who cares about this Wiki. I mean just take a look at Special:ActiveUsers. If this Wiki wants to grow, he needs extended rights to revert vandalism, delete spam, etc. --Zenith4237 (talk) 20:31, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
New tools and IP masking[sintha gwero]
The Wikimedia Foundation wants to work on two things that affect how we patrol changes and handle vandalism and harassment. We want to make the tools that are used to handle bad edits better. We also want to get better privacy for unregistered users so their IP addresses are no longer shown to everyone in the world. We would not hide IP addresses until we have better tools for patrolling.
We have an idea of what tools could be working better and how a more limited access to IP addresses would change things, but we need to hear from more wikis. You can read more about the project on Meta and post comments and feedback. Now is when we need to hear from you to be able to give you better tools to handle vandalism, spam and harassment.
You can post in your language if you can't write in English.
14:18, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Hey, I'm having a look at this wiki after Icem4k and I had a talk at Wikimania and saw some pretty general stuff, like outsourcing all the inline css (e.g. on the main page) to MediaWiki:Common.css and so on. I'd also change (or rather create) MediaWiki:Pagetitle-view-mainpage, because the Main page title is just Wikipedia, whereas the logo says Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Yaulere. I'd change the title of the main page to resemble the text there. Do the active editors here (User:Icem4k, User:DARIO SEVERI, ...?) agree with me proposing some stuff like that? I'll try to work on that a little bit if it's alright. --Zenith4237 (talk) 12:00, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
- Yes User:Zenith4237, please make the changes you think are necessary. I occasionally collaborate here, mostly reverting vandalism because I don't know the language and can't improve texts. Regards. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 15:43, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
- As a local and this being one of the language that i speak and also can write i agree with Zenith4237 my wish is to see this grow and any help that we can get is welcome. --Chabwino (talk) 20:58, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
- Thank you both for the answers. Is it ok if I request for interface admin rights here to do these things? I can't edit the
MediaWiki:-Namespace otherwise. --Zenith4237 (talk) 21:03, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
- I just saw that interface admin gives you sitewide css and js, for other stuff (like MediaWiki:Pagetitle-view-mainpage) you need regular admin rights. Is it ok if I request both? --Zenith4237 (talk) 21:08, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
- Please you have my full backing am 100% in Support. --ChaloNiZambia (talk) 21:13, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Note: I applied for and have now been granted interface administrator and administrator rights for three months here. Regarding the Main page title, I would propose these options:
- Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Yaulere
- Wikipedia – Encyclopedia Yaulere
I personally like the second one better. As I don't know about upper and lower case in Chi-chewa, any help is appreciated. --Zenith4237 (talk) 15:00, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[sintha gwero]
In a recent statement, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees requested that staff hold a consultation to "re-evaluat[e] or add community input to the two new office action policy tools (temporary and partial Foundation bans)".
Accordingly, the Foundation's Trust & Safety team invites all Wikimedians to join this consultation and give their feedback from 30 September to 30 October.
How can you help?
- Suggest how partial and temporary Foundation bans should be used, if they should (eg: On all projects, or only on a subset);
- Give ideas about how partial and temporary Foundation bans should ideally implemented, if they should be; and/or
- Propose changes to the existing Office Actions policy on partial and temporary bans.
We offer our thanks in advance for your contributions, and we hope to get as much input as possible from community members during this consultation!
-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[sintha gwero]
Please help translate to your language
Hello. The Readers Web team at the WMF will work on some improvements to the desktop interface over the next couple of years. The goal is to increase usability without removing any functionality. We have been inspired by changes made by volunteers, but that currently only exist as local gadgets and user scripts, prototypes, and volunteer-led skins. We would like to begin the process of bringing some of these changes into the default experience on all Wikimedia projects.
We are currently in the research stage of this project and are looking for ideas for improvements, as well as feedback on our current ideas and mockups. So far, we have performed interviews with community members at Wikimania. We have gathered lists of previous volunteer and WMF work in this area. We are examining possible technical approaches for such changes.
We would like individual feedback on the following:
- Identifying focus areas for the project we have not yet discovered
- Expanding the list of existing gadgets and user scripts that are related to providing a better desktop experience. If you can think of some of these from your wiki, please let us know
- Feedback on the ideas and mockups we have collected so far
We would also like to gather a list of wikis that would be interested in being test wikis for this project - these wikis would be the first to receive the updates once we’re ready to start building.
When giving feedback, please consider the following goals of the project:
- Make it easier for readers to focus on the content
- Provide easier access to everyday actions (e.g. search, language switching, editing)
- Put things in logical and useful places
- Increase consistency in the interface with other platforms - mobile web and the apps
- Eliminate clutter
- Plan for future growth
As well as the following constraints:
- Not touching the content - no work will be done in terms of styling templates or to the structure of page contents themselves
- Not removing any functionality - things might move around, but all navigational items and other functionality currently available by default will remain
- No drastic changes to the layout - we're taking an evolutionary approach to the changes and want the site to continue feeling familiar to readers and editors
Please give all feedback (in any language) at mw:Talk:Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements
After this round of feedback, we plan on building a prototype of suggested changes based on the feedback we receive. You’ll hear from us again asking for feedback on this prototype.
Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk)
07:18, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Beta feature "Reference Previews"[sintha gwero]
A new beta feature will soon be deployed to your wiki: Reference Previews. As you might guess from the name, this feature gives you a preview of references in the article text. That means, you can look up a reference without jumping down to the bottom of the page.
Reference Previews have already been a beta feature on German and Arabic Wikipedia since April. Now they will become available on more wikis. Deployment is planned for October 24. More information can be found on the project page.
As always, feedback is highly appreciated. If you want to test Reference Previews, please activate the beta feature in your user preferences and let us know what you think. The best place for feedback is the central talk page. We hope the feature will serve you well in your work. Thank you from Wikimedia Deutschland's Technical Wishes project.
-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:47, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages[sintha gwero]
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Inside this newsletter, the Editing team talks about their work on the mobile visual editor, on the new talk pages project, and at Wikimania 2019.
What talk page interactions do you remember? Is it a story about how someone helped you to learn something new? Is it a story about how someone helped you get involved in a group? Something else? Whatever your story is, we want to hear it!
Please tell us a story about how you used a talk page. Please share a link to a memorable discussion, or describe it on the talk page for this project. The team wants your examples. These examples will help everyone develop a shared understanding of what this project should support and encourage.
The Talk Pages Consultation was a global consultation to define better tools for wiki communication. From February through June 2019, more than 500 volunteers on 20 wikis, across 15 languages and multiple projects, came together with members of the Foundation to create a product direction for a set of discussion tools. The Phase 2 Report of the Talk Page Consultation was published in August. It summarizes the product direction the team has started to work on, which you can read more about here: Talk Page Project project page.
The team needs and wants your help at this early stage. They are starting to develop the first idea. Please add your name to the "Getting involved" section of the project page, if you would like to hear about opportunities to participate.
The Editing team is trying to make it simpler to edit on mobile devices. The team is changing the visual editor on mobile. If you have something to say about editing on a mobile device, please leave a message at Talk:VisualEditor on mobile.
What happens when you click on a link. The new Edit Card is bigger and has more options for editing links.
- In September, the Editing team updated the mobile visual editor's editing toolbar. Anyone could see these changes in the mobile visual editor.
- One toolbar: All of the editing tools are located in one toolbar. Previously, the toolbar changed when you clicked on different things.
- New navigation: The buttons for moving forward and backward in the edit flow have changed.
- Seamless switching: an improved workflow for switching between the visual and wikitext modes.
- Feedback: You can try the refreshed toolbar by opening the mobile VisualEditor on a smartphone. Please post your feedback on the Toolbar feedback talk page.
The Editing Team attended Wikimania 2019 in Sweden. They led a session on the mobile visual editor and a session on the new talk pages project. They tested two new features in the mobile visual editor with contributors. You can read more about what the team did and learned in the team's report on Wikimania 2019.
- Talk Pages Project: The team is thinking about the first set of proposed changes. The team will be working with a few communities to pilot those changes. The best way to stay informed is by adding your username to the list on the project page: Getting involved.
- Testing the mobile visual editor as the default: The Editing team plans to post results before the end of the calendar year. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: VisualEditor as mobile default project page.
- Measuring the impact of Edit Cards: This study asks whether the project helped editors add links and citations. The Editing team hopes to share results in November. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: Edit Cards project page.
– PPelberg (WMF) (talk) & Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk)
11:12, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia Asian Month 2019[sintha gwero]
Please help translate to your language
Wikipedia Asian Month is back! We wish you all the best of luck for the contest. The basic guidelines of the contest can be found on your local page of Wikipedia Asian Month. For more information, refer to our Meta page for organizers.
Looking forward to meet the next ambassadors for Wikipedia Asian Month 2019!
For additional support for organizing offline event, contact our international team on wiki or on email. We would appreciate the translation of this message in the local language by volunteer translators. Thank you!
Wikipedia Asian Month International Team.
MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:57, 31 October 2019 (UTC)