Wikimedia:Village pump/Archive 7

Contents archived edit

I moved the contents of this page to Wikimedia:Village pump/Archive 6. ↠Pine () 19:58, 1 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Possible use of JavaScript in NavWiki project space edit

I am considering an idea that would involve using JavaScript in the NavWiki project space.

@Koavf: do you know if it is possible to implement JavaScript in NavWiki project space without the interface administrator permission? ↠Pine () 20:11, 1 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Pine: I do not know for sure but I would be very surprised if you could use scripts without that permission. Koavf (talk) 21:07, 1 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Koavf: OK. I have not made up my mind about this, and even if I decide that I want to use JavaScript, I probably would have the time to work on this in July at the earliest. In the meantime I will ask for advice on Meta. ↠Pine () 22:09, 1 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Pine: Sure. If you want the user rights, I would support that. I also have them here. I'm a very novice JavaScript guy. Koavf (talk) 23:26, 1 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Koavf: thanks. On Meta, I was told that the interface administrator permission is required for using JavaScript on a subset of pages. I'll probably wait until July or later before further work on this. ↠Pine () 04:18, 2 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thumbs up emoji. As always, ping me if you need me. Koavf (talk) 04:20, 2 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Request for removal of administrator permissions edit

Hi @Koavf: I am thinking about leaving the Wikiverse. I have not made up my mind, but please remove my administrator permissions for the Outreach wiki. This will reduce the harm that someone can do if they manage to take over my account. If I decide to stay then I can request that you return the the administrator permissions. Thanks, ↠Pine () 18:55, 28 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Pine: While it's logistically easy to do, it's a little emotional. I hope you make the best decision, whatever that is and I'm grateful for all the good work you've done here. Koavf (talk) 19:00, 28 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hi @Koavf: thank you for the supportive comments. Unless I think of something that I hadn't considered, or someone offers serious money to support my work on Wikimedia projects such as NavWiki, then I think that I should leave. I will be available by email if you want to contact me. Best wishes, ↠Pine () 19:20, 28 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I'd like to help out where I can on this, and other smaller wikis, particularly in the way of categorization improvements, general maintenance, and filing in content pages, so I'm new here. Nevertheless, I've seen @Pine: active here, from my perusing the arrangement and scope of the content here, but one option you might want to consider before giving up your administrator permissions (not sure if they can be re-added without going through another RfA on this wiki) might be to enable two-factor authentication on your account, which would have the practical effect of requiring a second level of authorization from logins on unfamiliar devices. I think it would just mean a quick request over on Meta to add the two-factor authentication testers global group to your account. Dmehus (talk) 22:49, 28 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Feedback on movement names edit

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, 20:33, 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.

bug: that IP address is still blocked after the block expired 22:23, 7 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, I reported it on phabricator phab:T257393 --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 00:53, 8 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia edit

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 19:56, 9 July 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement [reply]

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st edit

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

Invitation to participate in the conversation edit

This is to notify you a previously active editor, James Salsman, has an active ongoing ban discussion per the global banning policy. –MJLTalk 14:45, 26 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki of functions naming contest edit

20:53, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric edit

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) 17:09, 7 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Important: maintenance operation on October 27 edit

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:09, 21 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2 edit

22:10, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021 edit


The 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is now open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year. We encourage everyone to submit proposals until the deadline on 30 November, or comment on other proposals to help make them better. The communities will vote on the proposals between 8 December and 21 December.

The Community Tech team is focused on tools for experienced Wikimedia editors. You can write proposals in any language, and we will translate them for you. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals!

SGrabarczuk (WMF) 05:52, 20 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlist edit

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th edit

Community Wishlist Survey 2021 edit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

15:03, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event edit


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, 15:15, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Project Grant Open Call edit

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 Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:00, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikifunctions logo contest edit

01:45, 2 March 2021 (UTC)