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New project proposal - WikiYouth: Building Open Data Together
I am one of the organizers of the IGF Youth Summit, a Day 0
project of the IGF 2021
. As a member of the board of the Youth SIG
from the Internet Society
, we are trying to engage young people that are part of the internet governance ecosystem in Wikimedia projects. We delivered our first project a few months ago, but now we are trying to do something more focused and easier to learn, while trying to get more fruitful results to the Wiki community.
That is why we are proposing a Rapid Grant Contest centered in Wikidata called WikiYouth: Building Open Data Together
, aiming to add relevant data to Internet Governance and youth pages. I would really appreciate it if you guys could review it and give us a few tips on how to improve the idea, and if anyone wants to help in this project, we would love an extra hand or two!
This is a call for community members interested in volunteering for appointment to this commission. Volunteers serving in this role should be experienced Wikimedians, active on any project, who have previously used the CheckUser/Oversight tools OR who have the technical ability to understand these tools and the willingness to learn them. They are expected to be able to engage neutrally in investigating these concerns and to know when to recuse when other roles and relationships may cause conflict.
Commissioners are required to sign the Access to NonPublic Information NDA and must be willing to comply with the appropriate Wikimedia Foundation board policies (such as the access to non-public information policy
). This is a position that requires a high degree of discretion and trust. Commissioners must also be over 18 years of age.
If you are interested in serving on this commission, please write me an email at kbrownwikimediaorg
to detail your experience on the projects, your thoughts on the commission and what you hope to bring to the role. The commission consists of twelve members; all applications are appreciated and will be carefully considered. The deadline for applications is end of day on 31 December, 2021.[notices 1]
Please feel free to pass this invitation along to any users who you think may be qualified and interested. Thank you! Kbrown (WMF)
) 13:06, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
This deadline is flexible in terms of time zones; as long as your application is in while it's 31 December somewhere in the world, you're fine.
Select You the question statements for candidates of Drafting Committee Movement_Charter CropTool on Wikimedia Commons gives the error message Curl error: SSL certificate problem: certificate has expired
Is this a lasting problem? /Yvwv
) 20:14, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
:, You have a 2 ways:
: He sent me a picture, and according to an error, it's an error in the backend. The backend download something from somewhere. ✍️ Dušan Kreheľ
) 23:13, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
: CropTool is an volunteer managed tool, the maintainer asks that you report errors in that tool here
. — xaosflux Talk
01:26, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
Let's talk about the Desktop Improvements
Have you noticed that some wikis have a different desktop interface
? Are you curious about the next steps? Maybe you have questions or ideas regarding the design or technical matters?
- Update on the recent developments
- Sticky header - presentation of the demo version
- Questions and answers, discussion
The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file
. The presentation part (first two points in the agenda) will be given in English.
We can answer questions asked in English, French, Polish, and Spanish. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to email@example.com.
Hello! I'd like to remind that the meeting will happen today. You are welcome to join! SGrabarczuk (WMF)
) 14:54, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Draft Guidelines review still needs your ideas and opinions
On behalf of the Drafting Committee, many thanks to everyone who has given ideas so far. We hope to hear from more of you - the Guidelines will be much stronger if more opinions are included. Xeno (WMF)
) 16:47, 6 October 2021 (UTC)
Adding admin for Tibetan wikipedia Hi, I am maintaining the WikiLoop Tibetan Initiative
and I got feedback from Tibetan Wikipedia contributors that there is no admin for Tibetan Wikipedia and they don't know who should they talk to. See the admin user page
here. Could anybody take a look and provide some clue? Thanks! Forestj
) 00:42, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
: Want You be as new sysop? If Yes, so here
You can send a candidate request for sysop . ✍️ Dušan Kreheľ
) 07:29, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
local sitenotice landing to... @Zblace
: not seeing anything there either - is it still happening? Perhaps it was a CentralNotice? — xaosflux Talk
14:30, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
I did see this CN
that was pointing there, but it has been corrected. — xaosflux Talk
14:33, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter drafting committee is now open
Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter drafting committee is now open. In total, 70 Wikimedians from around the world are running for 7 seats in these elections.
Voting is open from October 12 to October 24, 2021.
The committee will consist of 15 members in total: The online communities vote for 7 members, 6 members will be selected by the Wikimedia affiliates through a parallel process, and 2 members will be appointed by the Wikimedia Foundation. The plan is to assemble the committee by November 1, 2021.
Describing Data Structures One goal of the Annual Plan 2021/2022 is to describe the internal data structures. Does someone know when this program starts and where I can find information about it. As I have understood there was the plan to tell something about how to do it in October this year and I am interested in that topic. From my point of view is it a good goal to describe the data structures and I think it is important that it is oberserved after it could be in theory that this reduces the number of staff that is needed for analytics tasks and that in that case the people get another job within the Wikimedia projects.--Hogü-456
) 19:18, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
Regarding reasonable use of non-free images in articles regarding Hong Kong anti-extradition protests on zh.wiki Recently there's a huge debate as user:和平至上 suddenly attempting to delete historical images en masse, claiming that because the article is not talking about the image itself, so the image has to be deleted because it's not reasonable use. How ever considering the situation in Hong Kong, it is harder and harder to obtain copy-right free image, not even the screen capture from YouTube video. A user has been argued with him, but all he got is just a robotic reply and eventually a one month ban.
It is pointed out by netizen that by his logic, most of the historical articles should not have images. And his action has stirred up the local residents outside Wikipedia: https://lihkg.com/thread/2736451/page/1
I hope someone can investigate in such matter, or at least figure out a way to solve the matter. Sorry for my existence--Wolffy chan
) 16:10, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 4
Welcome to the fourth issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.
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- Enforcement Draft Guidelines Review Wrap-up - The Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Draft Guidelines Review will come to a close on 17 October 2021, after more than two months of extensive consultations. (continue reading)
- Roundtable Discussions and Conversation Hours - Another successful roundtable session happened on September 18, 2021 to discuss the EDGR. One last conversation hour will be happening on October 15th, 2021. (continue reading)
- Movement Charter Drafting Committee Elections - The Movement Charter Drafting Committee selection process has kicked off and will be open until October 25, 2021. Contributors to Wikimedia projects can elect their favorite candidates on to the committee. (continue reading)
- New Direction for the Newsletter - As we round-up the consultation processes for the Universal Code of Conduct, the facilitation team is currently envisioning new directions for the newsletter. (continue reading)
- Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)
Hello, Bangkok is located in Thailand and it was planned to be the location for the Wikimania in 2020 and after this edition did not happen and the 2021 edition was an online event it can be that it is the place for the 2022 edition. What I wrote here have I aksed in August after the Wikimania in the Wikimaniawiki and recieived no answer. Bangkok is located in Thailand and this is a country that is not a real democrazy and rated by Freedomhouseindex as non-free. The military has there more influence than in other countries and there were times in the past when Thailand was a military dictatorship. I dont support a Wikimania in Bangkok in Thailand or another state that is not rated as free or were it is known that the country is not a real democrazy. Do you think it is acceptable to let an event in a country that is not known as a democrazy and not rated as free happen. From my point of view it is not acceptable also I understand that changes are only possible through conversations and so maybe the presence of people at an event of the Wikimedia projects in such a country can be a positive signal. Please think about if another place is better for the Wikimania and try to answer next time to such an question.--Hogü-456
) 18:44, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
Not going to comment on the main issue here, but we have had Wikimania in a non-free country before: Wikimania 2008
was held in Alexandria, Egypt. --Yair rand
) 18:57, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
From my point of view it is an important point that should be discussed and thank you Yair rand
that you mentioned that Wikimania in 2008 happened in Alexandria in Egypt. In 2008 it was as it is now not a free country and so in such a country I dont support a Wikimania. I hope that more people write something what they think about that topic. For me it is an important topic after I really like democrazys and try not to support dictatorships also not indirect.--Hogü-456
) 17:54, 21 October 2021 (UTC)
Coolest Tool Award 2021: Call for nominations
Tools play an essential role for the Wikimedia projects, and so do the many volunteer developers who experiment with new ideas and develop and maintain local and global solutions to support the Wikimedia communities. The Coolest Tool Award aims to recognize and celebrate the coolest tools in a variety of categories.
Effect of Apple’s iCloud Private Relay
As Apple users adopt this new service, we estimate that 3-5% of all logged-in and logged-out editors will have these obscured IP addresses. If we don't change anything, they may be blocked within a few months. This wiki may be severely affected. A lot of people editing here use the Safari browser. Next, other browser providers may do the same. The problem will grow.
The communities, users with advanced MediaWiki permissions
, the Wikimedia Foundation
and others need to work together. We all need to decide how the security of the wikis can be maintained. At the same time, the pathways to editing should remain open for all good-faith participants.
: I feel like this title was chosen to be attention-grabbing. If so, this is a very problematic practice. --Yair rand
) 21:53, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
I agree @Yair rand
, especially considering how it changes the perception and affects the discussion. We will make some changes to the main text, and potentially, to this announcement as well. Obviously, it wasn't my objective to make the announcement itself a subject of discussion. SGrabarczuk (WMF)
) 23:34, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
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