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Takulandirani ku portal ya wikipedia yamagulu!


Request for adminship[sintha gwero]

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]

14:18, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Mainpage page title[sintha gwero]

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:

  1. Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Yaulere
  2. 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]

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[sintha gwero]

07:18, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Beta feature "Reference Previews"[sintha gwero]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:47, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages[sintha gwero]

11:12, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month 2019[sintha gwero]

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WAM logo without text.svg

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)

Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contest[sintha gwero]

In consideration of a week-long internet block in Iran, Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 contest has been extended for a week past November. The articles submitted till 7th December 2019, 23:59 UTC will be accepted by the fountain tools of the participating wikis.

Please help us translate and spread this message in your local language.

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:16, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Folklore[sintha gwero]

WLL Subtitled Logo (transparent).svg

Hello Folks,

Wiki Loves Love is back again in 2020 iteration as Wiki Loves Folklore from 1 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020. Join us to celebrate the local cultural heritage of your region with the theme of folklore in the international photography contest at Wikimedia Commons. Images, videos and audios representing different forms of folk cultures and new forms of heritage that haven’t otherwise been documented so far are welcome submissions in Wiki Loves Folklore. Learn more about the contest at Meta-Wiki and Commons.

Kind regards,
Wiki Loves Folklore International Team
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk)
sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:15, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[sintha gwero]

Hello

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pages[sintha gwero]

Sorry, for writing this text in English. If you could help to translate it, it would be appreciated.

You might know the new interface for edit conflicts (currently a beta feature). Now, Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional interface to solve edit conflicts on talk pages. This interface is shown to you when you write on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment. We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature. Let us know what you think on our central feedback page! -- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) 14:15, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion tools[sintha gwero]

19:25, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #2[sintha gwero]

20:33, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos[sintha gwero]

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP)

This is to invite you to join the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) campaign to help improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win prizes. The campaign starts today 1st July 2020 and closes 31st August 2020.

The campaign primarily aims at using images from Wikimedia Commons on Wikipedia articles that are lacking images. Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

Please visit the campaign page to learn more about the WPWP Campaign.

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 08:24, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

feel free to translate this message to your local language when this helps your community

Feedback on movement names[sintha gwero]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language if necessary. Thank you!

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 19:42, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Editing news 2020 #3[sintha gwero]

12:55, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia[sintha gwero]

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 20:06, 9 July 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

Technical Wishes: FileExporter and FileImporter become default features on all Wikis[sintha gwero]

Max Klemm (WMDE) 09:14, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[sintha gwero]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:48, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Now Available (September 2020)[sintha gwero]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:

Many other partnerships are listed on our partners page, including Adam Matthew, EBSCO, Gale and JSTOR.

A significant portion of our collection now no longer requires individual applications to access! Read more in our recent blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 09:49, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Invitation to participate in the conversation[sintha gwero]

Wiki of functions naming contest[sintha gwero]

21:22, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric[sintha gwero]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language.

Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees starts two calls for feedback. One is about changes to the Bylaws mainly to increase the Board size from 10 to 16 members. The other one is about a trustee candidate rubric to introduce new, more effective ways to evaluate new Board candidates. The Board welcomes your comments through 26 October. For more details, check the full announcement.

Thank you! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:17, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[sintha gwero]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:10, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[sintha gwero]

22:10, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[sintha gwero]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:09, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Global bot policy proposal: invitation to a Meta discussion[sintha gwero]

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlist[sintha gwero]

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th[sintha gwero]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[sintha gwero]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

00:52, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event[sintha gwero]

Wikimania's logo.

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

Wikimania will be a virtual event this year, and hosted by a wide group of community members. Whenever the next in-person large gathering is possible again, the ESEAP Core Organizing Team will be in charge of it. Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved in the planning process and other aspects of the event. Please read the longer version of this announcement on wikimedia-l.

ESEAP Core Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Events Team, 15:16, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Project Grant Open Call[sintha gwero]

This is the announcement for the Project Grants program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021.
This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.

For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us if you would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021!

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrantsTemplate:Atwikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:01, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now (February 2021)[sintha gwero]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up to access research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Taxmann – Taxation and law database
  • PNAS – Official journal of the National Academy of Sciences
  • EBSCO – New Arabic and Spanish language databases added

We have a wide array of other collections available, and a significant number now no longer require individual applications to access! Read more in our blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

--12:57, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back![sintha gwero]

Please help translate to your language

Wiki Loves Folklore Logo.svg

You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 28th of February.

You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting them in this commons contest.

Please support us in translating the project page and a banner message to help us spread the word in your native language.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:25, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[sintha gwero]

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, interface administrator, etc.) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no logged actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Lycaon (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, --علاء (talk) 18:36, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Feminism & Folklore 1 February - 31 March[sintha gwero]

Please help translate to your language

Greetings!

You are invited to participate in Feminism and Folklore writing contest. This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia. folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc.

You can help us in enriching the folklore documentation on Wikipedia from your region by creating or improving articles centered on folklore around the world, including, but not limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch-hunting, fairy tales and more. You can contribute to new articles or translate from the list of suggested articles here.

You can also support us in translating the project page and help us spread the word in your native language.

Learn more about the contest and prizes from our project page. Thank you.

Feminism and Folklore team,

Joy Agyepong (talk) 02:40, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Proposal: Set two-letter project shortcuts as alias to project namespace globally[sintha gwero]

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Hello everyone,

I apologize for posting in English. I would like to inform everyone that I created a new global request for comment (GRFC) at Meta Wiki, which may affect your project: m:Requests for comment/Set short project namespace aliases by default globally.

In this GRFC, I propose that two-project shortcuts for project names will become a default alias for the project namespace. For instance, on all Wikipedias, WP will be an alias to the Wikipedia: namespace (and similar for other projects). Full list is available in the GRFC.

This is already the case for Wikivoyages, and many individual projects asked for this alias to be implemented. I believe this makes it easier to access the materials in the project namespace, as well as creating shortcuts like WP:NPOV, as well as helps new projects to use this feature, without having to figure out how to request site configuration changes first.

As far as I can see, Wikipedia currently does not have such an alias set. This means that such an alias will be set for you, if the GRFC is accepted by the global community.

I would like to ask all community members to participate in the request for comment at Meta-Wiki, see m:Requests for comment/Set short project namespace aliases by default globally.

Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about this proposal.

Best regards,
--Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:12, 18 Febuwale 2021 (UTC)

Wikifunctions logo contest[sintha gwero]

01:47, 2 Malichi 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultations[sintha gwero]

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2[sintha gwero]

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The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement and all its projects. The project is currently in Phase 2, outlining clear enforcement pathways. You can read more about the whole project on its project page.

Drafting Committee: Call for applications[sintha gwero]

The Wikimedia Foundation is recruiting volunteers to join a committee to draft how to make the code enforceable. Volunteers on the committee will commit between 2 and 6 hours per week from late April through July and again in October and November. It is important that the committee be diverse and inclusive, and have a range of experiences, including both experienced users and newcomers, and those who have received or responded to, as well as those who have been falsely accused of harassment.

To apply and learn more about the process, see Universal Code of Conduct/Drafting committee.

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translators[sintha gwero]

From 5 April – 5 May 2021 there will be conversations on many Wikimedia projects about how to enforce the UCoC. We are looking for volunteers to translate key material, as well as to help host consultations on their own languages or projects using suggested key questions. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles, please contact us in whatever language you are most comfortable.

To learn more about this work and other conversations taking place, see Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations.

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) 22:06, 5 Apulo 2021 (UTC)

Global bot policy changes[sintha gwero]

Line numbering coming soon to all wikis[sintha gwero]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 15:09, 12 Apulo 2021 (UTC)

Suggested Values[sintha gwero]

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) 14:08, 22 Apulo 2021 (UTC)