উইকিপিডিয়া:শিংলুপ

মুক্ত বিশ্বকোষ উইকিপিডিয়াত্ত উইকিপিডিয়া
পরিভ্রমণে চলুন অনুসন্ধানে চলুন
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী ঠারর উইকিপিডিয়া শিংলুপে সাম্ভাষা হারপু‍‌ৱা দেরাঙ
  • এই পৃষ্ঠাটি বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী ঠারর উইকিপিডিয়ার সাধারণ বিষয় সংক্রান্ত আলোচনার জন্য নিবেদিত পাতা। এখানে বাবিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী ঠারর উইকিপিডিয়া সংক্রান্ত বিষয়ে যেকোনো প্রসঙ্গ তুলে ধরতে পারেন।
  • কোন বিষয়ে প্রশাসকদের দৃষ্টিআকর্ষণের প্রয়োজন হলে অনুগ্রহ করে প্রশাসকদের আলোচনাসভায় বার্তা রাখুন।
  • নির্দিষ্ট কোন তথ্যের জন্য তথ্যকেন্দ্র ব্যবহার করুন। নতুন ব্যবহারকারীরা টিউটোরিয়াল পাতাটি দেখতে পারেন।
  • পুরনো কোন বিষয়ে মন্তব্য করতে চাইলে সংশ্লিষ্ট অনুচ্ছেদের শেষে আপনার মন্তব্য যোগ করুন।

সরাসরি চলুন: সূচিপত্রেশীর্ষের আলোচনায়পাদদেশের আলোচনায়

Talk to us about talking[পতিক]

Trizek (WMF) ১৫:০০, ২১ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

প্রশাসক হওয়ার আবেদন[পতিক]

আমি ডান্ডিকরেকুরাগি বা প্রশাসক এবং ইন্টারফেস প্রশাসক হওয়ার আবেদন করেছি। আপনাদের মূলবান মতামত দিতে এখানে দেখুন। জনি (য়্যারি) ১১:০৫, ১ মার্চ ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2019)[পতিক]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Kinige – Primarily Indian-language ebooks - 10 books per month
  • Gale – Times Digital Archive collection added (covering 1785-2013)
  • JSTOR – New applications now being taken again

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Baylor University Press, Taylor & Francis, Cairn, Annual Reviews and Bloomsbury. You can request new partnerships on our Suggestions page.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team ১৭:৪০, ১৩ মার্চ ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 April[পতিক]

১০:৫৬, ৮ এপ্রিল ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request[পতিক]

দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. আপনাকে ধন্যবাদ! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) ১৭:৩৫, ১২ এপ্রিল ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Multilingual Shared Templates and Modules[পতিক]

Hello bpywiki community! (দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন)

I recently organized a project to share templates and modules between wikis. It allows modules and templates to be “language-neutral”, and store all text translations on Commons. This means that it is enough to copy/paste a template without any changes, and update the translations separately. If someone fixes a bug or adds a new feature in the original module, you can copy/paste it again without any translation work. My bot DiBabelYurikBot can help with copying. This way users can spend more time on content, and less time on updating and copying templates. Please see project page for details and ask questions on talk page.

P.S. I am currently running for the Wikimedia board, focusing on content and support of multi-language communities. If you liked my projects like maps, graphs, or this one, I will be happy to receive your support. (any registered user group can vote). Thank you! --Yurik (talk) ০৫:৫৪, ১১ মে ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Indic Wikimedia Campaigns/Contests Survey[পতিক]

Hello fellow Wikimedians,

Apologies for writing in English. Please help me in translating this message to your language.

I am delighted to share a survey that will help us in the building a comprehensive list of campaigns and contests organized by the Indic communities on various Wikimedia projects like Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, Wikipedia, Wikidata etc. We also want to learn what's working in them and what are the areas that needs more support.

If you have organized or participated in any campaign or contest (such as Wiki Loves Monuments type Commons contest, Wikisource Proofreading Contest, Wikidata labelathons, 1lib1ref campaigns etc.), we would like to hear from you.

You can read the Privacy Policy for the Survey here

Please find the link to the Survey at: https://forms.gle/eDWQN5UxTBC9TYB1A

P.S. If you have been involved in multiple campaigns/contests, feel free to submit the form multiple times.

Looking forward to hearing and learning from you.

-- SGill (WMF) sent using MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ০৬:০৯, ২৫ জুন ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Editing News #1—July 2019[পতিক]

১৮:৩২, ২৩ জুলাই ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Update on the consultation about office actions[পতিক]

Hello all,

Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.

This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.

For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.

Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.

Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team ০৮:০২, ১৬ আগস্ট ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

New tools and IP masking[পতিক]

১৪:১৮, ২১ আগস্ট ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[পতিক]

-- Kbrown (WMF) ১৭:১৪, ৩০ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[পতিক]

০৭:১৮, ১৬ অক্টোবর ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Beta feature "Reference Previews"[পতিক]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) ০৯:৪৭, ২৩ অক্টোবর ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

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

১১:১২, ২৯ অক্টোবর ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Wikipedia Asian Month 2019[পতিক]

দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

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 (আলাপ) ১৬:৫৭, ৩১ অক্টোবর ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contest[পতিক]

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 (আলাপ) ১৪:১৬, ২৭ নভেম্বর ২০১৯ (ইউটিসি)

Wiki Loves Folklore[পতিক]

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 (আলাপ) ০৬:১৪, ১৮ জানুয়ারী ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[পতিক]

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) ১৯:০১, ২২ জানুয়ারী ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pages[পতিক]

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) ১৪:১৪, ২৬ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion tools[পতিক]

১৯:২৪, ৮ এপ্রিল ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Urgent Help[পতিক]

Please help us translate the text (in bold) to your language Join WPWP Campaign to improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win a prize. Thanks for your help. T Cells (আলাপ) ০৯:৩৭, ৬ জুন ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Editing news 2020 #2[পতিক]

২০:৩২, ১৭ জুন ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos[পতিক]

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 - ০৮:২৪, ১ জুলাই ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

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

Feedback on movement names[পতিক]

হ্যালো. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন if necessary. আপনাকে ধন্যবাদ!

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, ১৯:৪৪, ২ জুলাই ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

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[পতিক]

১২:৫৫, ৯ জুলাই ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

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

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) ২০:০৬, ৯ জুলাই ২০২০ (ইউটিসি) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC): we want to hear from you.[পতিক]

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

Max Klemm (WMDE) ০৯:১৩, ৬ আগস্ট ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[পতিক]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) ১৩:৪৮, ২৬ আগস্ট ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

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


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 ০৯:৪৯, ৩ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

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Invitation to participate in the conversation[পতিক]

Wiki of functions naming contest[পতিক]

২১:১৯, ২৯ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

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

হ্যালো. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন.

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.

আপনাকে ধন্যবাদ! Qgil-WMF (talk) ১৭:১৭, ৭ অক্টোবর ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[পতিক]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) ১৭:১০, ২১ অক্টোবর ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[পতিক]

২২:১০, ৫ নভেম্বর ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[পতিক]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

১৮:১১, ২০ নভেম্বর ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

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

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

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th[পতিক]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[পতিক]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

১৫:৫৮, ১১ ডিসেম্বর ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event[পতিক]

Wikimania's logo.

হ্যালো. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন. আপনাকে ধন্যবাদ!

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, ১৫:১৫, ২৭ জানুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Project Grant Open Call[পতিক]

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 projectgrantsমডেল:Atwikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ০৮:০১, ২৮ জানুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming bots workshops: Understanding community needs[পতিক]

Greetings, as you may be aware that as part of Small wiki toolkits - South Asia, we conduct a workshop every month on technical topics to help small wikis. In February, we are planning on organizing a workshop on the topic of bots. Bots are automated tools that carry out repetitive, tedious and mundane tasks. To help us structure the workshop, we would like understand the needs of the community in this regard. Please let us know any of

  • a) repetitive/mundane tasks that you generally do, especially for maintenance
  • b) tasks you think can be automated on your wiki.

Please let us your inputs on workshops talk page, before 7 February 2021. You can also let me know your inputs by emailing me or pinging me here in this section. Please note that you do not need to have any programming knowledge for this workshop or to give input. Regards, KCVelaga ১৩:৪৫, ২৮ জানুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

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

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.

--১২:৫৭, ১ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Call for feedback: WMF Community Board seats & Office hours tomorrow[পতিক]

(sorry for posting in English)

Dear Wikimedians,

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. Below you will find the problem statement and various ideas from the Board to address it. We are offering multiple channels for questions and feedback. With the help of a team of community facilitators, we are organizing multiple conversations with multiple groups in multiple languages.

During this call for feedback we publish weekly reports and we draft the final report that will be delivered to the Board. With the help of this report, the Board will approve the next steps to organize the selection of six community seats in the upcoming months. Three of these seats are due for renewal and three are new, recently approved.

Participate in this call for feedback and help us form a more diverse and better performing Board of Trustees!

Problems: While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. This problem was identified in the Board’s 2019 governance review, along with recommendations for how to address it.

To solve the problem of capacity, we have agreed to increase the Board size to a maximum of 16 trustees (it was 10). Regarding performance and diversity, we have approved criteria to evaluate new Board candidates. What is missing is a process to promote community candidates that represent the diversity of our movement and have the skills and experience to perform well on the Board of a complex global organization.

Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. Meanwhile, our movement has grown larger and more complex, our technical and strategic needs have increased, and we have new and more difficult policy challenges around the globe. As well, our Movement Strategy recommendations urge us to increase our diversity and promote perspectives from other regions and other social backgrounds.

In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. What process can we all design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

Ideas: The Board has discussed several ideas to overcome the problems mentioned above. Some of these ideas could be taken and combined, and some discarded. Other ideas coming from the call for feedback could be considered as well. The ideas are:

  • Ranked voting system. Complete the move to a single transferable vote system, already used to appoint affiliate-selected seats, which is designed to best capture voters’ preferences.
  • Quotas. Explore the possibility of introducing quotas to ensure certain types of diversity in the Board (details about these quotas to be discussed in this call for feedback).
  • Call for types of skills and experiences. When the Board makes a new call for candidates, they would specify types of skills and experiences especially sought.
  • Vetting of candidates. Potential candidates would be assessed using the Trustee Evaluation Form and would be confirmed or not as eligible candidates.
  • Board-delegated selection committee. The community would nominate candidates that this committee would assess and rank using the Trustee Evaluation Form. This committee would have community elected members and Board appointed members.
  • Community-elected selection committee. The community would directly elect the committee members. The committee would assess and rank candidates using the Trustee Evaluation Form.
  • Election of confirmed candidates. The community would vote for community nominated candidates that have been assessed and ranked using the Trustee Evaluation Form. The Board would appoint the most voted candidates.
  • Direct appointment of confirmed candidates. After the selection committee produces a ranked list of community nominated candidates, the Board would appoint the top-ranked candidates directly.

Call for feedback: The call for feedback runs from February 1 until the end of March 14. We are looking for a broad representation of opinions. We are interested in the reasoning and the feelings behind your opinions. In a conversation like this one, details are important. We want to support good conversations where everyone can share and learn from others. We want to hear from those who understand Wikimedia governance well and are already active in movement conversations. We also want to hear from people who do not usually contribute to discussions. Especially those who are active in their own roles, topics, languages or regions, but usually not in, say, a call for feedback on Meta.

You can participate by joining the Telegram chat group, and giving feedback on any of the talk pages on Meta-Wiki. We are welcoming the organisation of conversations in any language and in any channel. If you want us to organize a conversation or a meeting for your wiki project or your affiliate, please write to me. I will also reach out to communities and affiliates to soon have focused group discussions.

An office hour is also happening tomorrow at 12 pm (UTC) to discuss this topic. Access link will be available 15 minutes before the scheduled time (please watch the office hour page for the link, and I will also share on mailing lists). In case you are not able to make it, please don't worry, there will be more discussions and meetings in the next few weeks.

Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) ১৬:৩০, ১ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Proposal for a meeting with Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikimedians regarding Wikimedia Foundation Board Governance call for feedback[পতিক]

I am Krishna Chaitanya, currently working on the Board Governance team at the Wikimedia Foundation.

As you may already know from my mailing list announcement, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is changing several of their by-laws, which will have a substantial impact on how the Wikimedia movement works in the coming years. But they would like the community to be involved in the process of these changes, and receive community feedback regarding the proposed changes. A call for feedback started yesterday (1 Feb) and will continue until 14 March. You can read more about the call for feedback at Call for feedback: Community Board seats or from my mailing list message. I am sorry for a lot of English-heavy content. It would be great if you can translate the main page into Bishnupriya :)

In this regard, I am proposing to have an online meeting with Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikimedians, wherein I can explain the background, the reason, why this is needed, and what are the changes being proposed. You can then share your feedback. Let me know your thoughts and if you have any questions. --KCVelaga (WMF) (আলাপ) ১১:৩৭, ৪ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Gnome-edit-redo.svgTahmid02016, Md. Golam Mukit Khan, Sourav Bapuli, এবং Anupamdutta73: Pinging some active users as per this. --KCVelaga (WMF) (আলাপ) ১১:৩৭, ৪ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back![পতিক]

দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

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 (আলাপ) ১৩:২৫, ৬ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Universal Code of Conduct consultation on Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia[পতিক]

Dear Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia Community,

I apologize for writing in English as my Bishnupriya Manipuri is too limited when comes to writing. But I want to thank you for your hard work to create the sum of all knowledge that is freely sharable to every single human being across the world. As our diverse community grows, we need a guideline that will help all of our work collectively and constructively where everyone feels safe, welcomed, and part of a team. That is why the Wikimedia movement is working on establishing a global behavior guideline called the Universal Code of Conduct, often referred to as UCoC.

After the months-long policy consultation, we have prepared a policy. We are currently in the second phase of the consultation. During this round of consultation, we want to discuss the enforcement and implementation of this policy. We want to hear from the community on how this policy can be enforced on the Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia and what might be needed to do so.

You can participate in the discussion here. We encourage you to express your opinion publicly. However, I understand that not everything can be discussed publicly so if you wish to share your opinion privately, you can do so by emailing me as well.

Please let us know how you feel about the current UCoC draft. Let us know if anything directly contradicts with any behavioral or other policies you have on Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia. Share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences that relate to UCoC, even if you are a newcomer. Tell us, what is important to you to make your stay more pleasant and safe. If you are an experienced user, let us know what needs to be improved so we can build a more friendly and cooperative space to increase editor engagement and retention of new users.

Wikimedia projects are governed by all of you, regardless of where you come from, your involvement, or how new or experienced you are. So, it is you who needs to step up to ensure a safe, comfortable, and pleasant working environment.

Thank you! Wikitanvir (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৯:৫৭, ১১ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Feminism & Folklore 1 February - 31 March[পতিক]

দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

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) ০২:৪০, ১৬ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 February[পতিক]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we are happy to announce the second workshop of this year. The workshop will be on "bots", and we will be learning how to perform tasks on wiki by running automated scripts, about Pywikibot and how it can be used to help with repetitive processes and editing, and the Pywikibot community, learning resources and community venues. Please note that you do not need any technical experience to attend the workshop, only some experience contributing to Wikimedia projects is enough.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

Please sign-up on the registration page at https://w.wiki/yYg.

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, ১০:১১, ১৮ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

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

দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

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, উইকিপিডিয়া 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) ১৪:১২, ১৮ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Wikifunctions logo contest[পতিক]

০১:৪৭, ২ মার্চ ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

WMF Community Board seats: Upcoming panel discussions[পতিক]

As a result of the first three weeks of the call for feedback on WMF Community Board seats, three topics turned out to be the focus of the discussion. Additionally, a new idea has been introduced by a community member recently: Candidates resources. We would like to pursue these focus topics and the new idea appropriately, discussing them in depth and collecting new ideas and fresh approaches by running four panels in the next week. Every panel includes four members from the movement covering many regions, backgrounds and experiences, along with a trustee of the Board. Every panel will last 45 minutes, followed by a 45-minute open mic discussion, where everyone’s free to ask questions or to contribute to the further development of the panel's topics.

To counter spamming, the meeting link will be updated on the Meta-Wiki pages and also on the Telegram announcements channel, 15 minutes before the official start.

Let me know if you have any questions, KCVelaga (WMF), ০৮:৩৬, ১০ মার্চ ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

প্রশাসক হওয়ার আবেদন/Tahmid02016[পতিক]

আমি বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া উইকিপিডিয়ায় প্রশাসক হওয়ার আবেদন করেছি। বিস্তারিত জানতে ও মতামত দিতে এই পাতাটি দেখুন। Tahmid02016 (আলাপ) ১০:২২, ১৩ মার্চ ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

মর প্রশ্ন আহান[পতিক]

মি আমার ঠারর উইকিত কিসারে অবদান থনা? Usingha (আলাপ) ১৫:৫৪, ১৩ মার্চ ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

মি অহানার ভিডিও আগ দিতৌ। Usingha (আলাপ) ১৫:৫৫, ১৩ মার্চ ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Debugging/fixing template errors" - 27 March[পতিক]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we are happy to announce the third workshop of this year. The workshop will be on "Debugging/fixing template errors", and we will learn how to address the common template errors on wikis (related but not limited to importing templates, translating them, Lua, etc.).

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, ০৭:০১, ১৬ মার্চ ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultations[পতিক]

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2[পতিক]

দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

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[পতিক]

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[পতিক]

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) ২১:৫৩, ৫ এপ্রিল ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Global bot policy changes[পতিক]

Line numbering coming soon to all wikis[পতিক]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) ১৫:০৭, ১২ এপ্রিল ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Designing responsive main pages" - 30 April (Friday)[পতিক]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we would like to announce the third workshop of this year on “Designing responsive main pages”. The workshop will take place on 30 April (Friday). During this workshop, we will learn to design main pages of a wiki to be responsive. This will allow the pages to be mobile-friendly, by adjusting the width and the height according to various screen sizes. Participants are expected to have a good understanding of Wikitext/markup and optionally basic CSS.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page at https://w.wiki/3CGv.

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, ১৫:৫১, ১৯ এপ্রিল ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Suggested Values[পতিক]

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) ১৪:০৮, ২২ এপ্রিল ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Call for Election Volunteers: 2021 WMF Board elections[পতিক]

Hello all,

Based on an extensive call for feedback earlier this year, the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced the plan for the 2021 Board elections. Apart from improving the technicalities of the process, the Board is also keen on improving active participation from communities in the election process. During the last elections, Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. It was better in communities with volunteer election support. Some of those communities reached over 20% voter turnout. We know we can get more voters to help assess and promote the best candidates, but to do that, we need your help.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as Election Volunteers. Election Volunteers should have a good understanding of their communities. The facilitation team sees Election Volunteers as doing the following:

  • Promote the election and related calls to action in community channels.
  • With the support from facilitators, organize discussions about the election in their communities.
  • Translate “a few” messages for their communities

Check out more details about Election Volunteers and add your name next to the community you will support in this table. We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer, even better if there are two or more sharing the work. If you have any queries, please ping me under this message or email me. Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) ০৫:২১, ১২ মে ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1[পতিক]

Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 1, June 2021Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the first 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.

Please note, this is the first issue of UCoC Newsletter which is delivered to all subscribers and projects as an announcement of the initiative. If you want the future issues delivered to your talk page, village pumps, or any specific pages you find appropriate, you need to subscribe here.

You can help us by translating the newsletter issues in your languages to spread the news and create awareness of the new conduct to keep our beloved community safe for all of us. Please add your name here if you want to be informed of the draft issue to translate beforehand. Your participation is valued and appreciated.

  • Affiliate consultations – Wikimedia affiliates of all sizes and types were invited to participate in the UCoC affiliate consultation throughout March and April 2021. (continue reading)
  • 2021 key consultations – The Wikimedia Foundation held enforcement key questions consultations in April and May 2021 to request input about UCoC enforcement from the broader Wikimedia community. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable discussions – The UCoC facilitation team hosted two 90-minute-long public roundtable discussions in May 2021 to discuss UCoC key enforcement questions. More conversations are scheduled. (continue reading)
  • Phase 2 drafting committee – The drafting committee for the phase 2 of the UCoC started their work on 12 May 2021. Read more about their work. (continue reading)
  • Diff blogs – The UCoC facilitators wrote several blog posts based on interesting findings and insights from each community during local project consultation that took place in the 1st quarter of 2021. (continue reading)

--MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ২৩:০৫, ১১ জুন ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Wikimania 2021: Individual Program Submissions[পতিক]

Wikimania logo with text 2.svg

Dear all,

Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team (COT) for Wikimania 2021.

Event Program - Individuals or a group of individuals can submit their session proposals to be a part of the program. There will be translation support for sessions provided in a number of languages. See more information here.

Below are some links to guide you through;

Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.

Announcements- To keep up to date with the developments around Wikimania, the COT sends out weekly updates. You can view them in the Announcement section here.

Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.

Best regards,

MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ০৪:১৮, ১৬ জুন ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team

Candidates from South Asia for 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections[পতিক]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may be aware, the Wikimedia Foundation has started elections for community seats on the Board of Trustees. While previously there were three community seats on the Board, with the expansion of the Board to sixteen seats last year, community seats have been increased to eight, four of which are up for election this year.

In the last fifteen years of the Board's history, there were only a few candidates from the South Asian region who participated in the elections, and hardly anyone from the community had a chance to serve on the Board. While there are several reasons for this, this time, the Board and WMF are very keen on encouraging and providing support to potential candidates from historically underrepresented regions. This is a good chance to change the historical problem of representation from the South Asian region in high-level governance structures.

Ten days after the call for candidates began, there aren't any candidates from South Asia yet, there are still 10 days left! I would like to ask community members to encourage other community members, whom you think would be potential candidates for the Board. While the final decision is completely up to the person, it can be helpful to make sure that they are aware of the election and the call for candidates.

Let me know if you need any information or support.

Thank you, KCVelaga (WMF) ১০:০৩, ১৯ জুন ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Editing news 2021 #2[পতিক]

১৪:১৩, ২৪ জুন ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Server switch[পতিক]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) ০১:১৯, ২৭ জুন ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021[পতিক]

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Wiki Loves Women South Asia is back with the 2021 edition. Join us to minify gender gaps and enrich Wikipedia with more diversity. Happening from 1 September - 30 September, Wiki Loves Women South Asia welcomes the articles created on gender gap theme. This year we will focus on women's empowerment and gender discrimination related topics.

We warmly invite you to help organize or participate in the competition in your community. You can learn more about the scope and the prizes at the project page.

Best wishes,
Wiki Loves Women Team
১৭:৪৬, ১১ জুলাই ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

[Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021] Candidates meet with South Asia + ESEAP communities[পতিক]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may already know, the 2021 Board of Trustees elections are from 4 August 2021 to 17 August 2021. Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term.

After a three-week-long Call for Candidates, there are 20 candidates for the 2021 election. This event is for community members of South Asian and ESEAP communities to know the candidates and interact with them.

  • The event will be on 31 July 2021 (Saturday), and the timings are:
  • India & Sri Lanka: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Bangladesh: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Nepal: 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
  • Afghanistan: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Pakistan & Maldives: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

KCVelaga (WMF), ১০:০০, ১৯ জুলাই ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

2021 WMF Board election postponed until August 18th[পতিক]

Hello all,

We are reaching out to you today regarding the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election. This election was due to open on August 4th. Due to some technical issues with SecurePoll, the election must be delayed by two weeks. This means we plan to launch the election on August 18th, which is the day after Wikimania concludes. For information on the technical issues, you can see the Phabricator ticket.

We are truly sorry for this delay and hope that we will get back on schedule on August 18th. We are in touch with the Elections Committee and the candidates to coordinate the next steps. We will update the Board election Talk page and Telegram channel as we know more.

Thanks for your patience, KCVelaga (WMF), ০৩:৪৯, ৩ আগস্ট ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)