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Previous selections: Bulletproofing · Squash (sport) · Pop music
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How to add to the community bulletin board
(See #Instructions for the full version of this notice.)
The community bulletin board has 2 sections that can be used by Wikipedians for announcements: "Events and projects" and "WikiProject notices". In general, keep it concise (under 2 lines), refrain from fancy formatting, and new entries should be placed at the top of their section.
  • Before editing, make sure you are on Wikipedia:Community bulletin board, not Wikipedia:Community portal, where the board is transcluded.
  • Events and projects: In this section, only organized events, projects, and/or competitions should be listed. These are organized by how often they occur:
    The Yearly section is for uncommon events, like events that only occur every year, once, or irregularly. The Monthly section is for events that occur each month, or are always ongoing.
  • WikiProject notices: In this section, any announcement, request for help or other notice from a WikiProject should be listed here.
    • Entries should be signed, and ordered from newest to oldest.
    • Entries are to be removed after a period of 6 months.
Welcome to the community bulletin board, which is a page used for announcements from WikiProjects and other groups. Included here are coordinated efforts, events, projects, and other general announcements.
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General notices:
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Events and projects
Yearly or aperiodic events
  • Good Article Nominations backlog drive runs from 1 June 2022, 00:00 (UTC) and ends on 30 June 2022, 23:59 (UTC). It is a month long effort to cut the number of outstanding GANs.
  • Wikipedia:WikiCup. The WikiCup is a championship that has taken place every year on Wikipedia since 2007. The Cup is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose of the Cup is to encourage content creation and improvement and make editing on Wikipedia more fun. There is a new round every month, until the current contest ends; below are the details.
    • May 1 to June 28 – 32 contestants left.
    • July 1 to August 29 – 16 contestants left.
    • September 1 to October 31 – 8 finalists left, the contestant with the highest score will win!
Monthly or continuously ongoing events
  • Monthly contest, WikiProject Military history. The contest department of the Military history WikiProject aims to motivate increased quality in military history articles by offering a form of friendly competition for project members making improvements to them. The primary contest available is a simple rolling competition that awards points for improving articles. The contest runs from the first to last day of each month.
  • Guild of Copy Editors' editing blitz. The June 2022 editing blitz is a one-week long effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the backlog. This month's themes are: requests from March, April, and May 2022, and articles in the September and October 2021 backlogs. It ended 25 June 2022, 23:59 (UTC). Stay tuned for the next event.

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Please include your signature when adding a listing here.

Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent changes
  • The Wikipedia App for Android now has an option for editing the whole page at once, located in the overflow menu (three-dots menu
    ). [1]
  • Some recent database changes may affect queries using the Quarry tool. Queries for site_stats at English Wikipedia, Commons, and Wikidata will need to be updated. Read more.
  • A new user_global_editcount variable can be used in abuse filters to avoid affecting globally active users. [2]
Changes later this week
  • The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 21 June. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 22 June. It will be on all wikis from 23 June (calendar).
  • Users of non-responsive skins (e.g. MonoBook or Vector) on mobile devices may notice a slight change in the default zoom level. This is intended to optimize zooming and ensure all interface elements are present on the page (for example the table of contents on Vector 2022). In the unlikely event this causes any problems with how you use the site, we'd love to understand better, please ping Jon (WMF) to any on-wiki conversations. [3]
Future changes
  • The Beta Feature for DiscussionTools will be updated throughout July. Discussions will look different. You can see some of the proposed changes.
  • Parsoid's HTML output will soon stop annotating file links with different typeof attribute values, and instead use mw:File for all types. Tool authors should adjust any code that expects: mw:Image, mw:Audio, or mw:Video. [4]

29 May 2022
 
From the team: A changing of the guard
News and notes: 2022 Wikimedia Board elections
Community view: Have your say in the 2022 Wikimedia Foundation Board elections
Opinion: The Wikimedia Endowment – a lack of transparency
In the media: Putin, Jimbo, Musk and more
Special report: Three stories of Ukrainian Wikimedians during the war
In focus: Measuring gender diversity in Wikipedia articles
Discussion report: Portals, April Fools, admin activity requirements and more
WikiProject report: WikiProject COVID-19 revisited
Technology report: A new video player for Wikimedia wikis
Featured content: Featured Content of April
Interview: Wikipedia's pride
Serendipity: Those thieving image farms
Recent research: 35 million Twitter links analysed
Tips and tricks: The reference desks of Wikipedia
Traffic report: Strange highs and strange lows
News from Diff: Winners of the Human rights and Environment special nomination by Wiki Loves Earth announced
News from the WMF: The EU Digital Services Act: What’s the Deal with the Deal?
Video: How the entire country of Qatar was blocked from editing
Gallery: Diving under the sea for World Oceans Day
From the archives: The Onion and Wikipedia
Essay: How not to write a Wikipedia article
Humour: A new crossword
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