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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)
উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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 উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[পতিক]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) ১৩:৪৮, ২৬ আগস্ট ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)

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

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[পতিক]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) ১৭:১০, ২১ অক্টোবর ২০২০ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

[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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

[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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

মর প্রশ্ন আহান[পতিক]

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

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

[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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Global bot policy changes[পতিক]

Line numbering coming soon to all wikis[পতিক]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) ১৫:০৭, ১২ এপ্রিল ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

[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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Editing news 2021 #2[পতিক]

১৪:১৩, ২৪ জুন ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Server switch[পতিক]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) ০১:১৯, ২৭ জুন ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

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)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

New Wikipedia Library collections and design update (August 2021)[পতিক]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says log in today!

The Wikipedia Library is pleased to announce the addition of new collections, alongside a new interface design. New collections include:

Additionally, De Gruyter and Nomos have been centralised from their previous on-wiki signup location on the German Wikipedia. Many other collections are freely available by simply logging in to The Wikipedia Library with your Wikimedia login!

We are also excited to announce that the first version of a new design for My Library was deployed this week. We will be iterating on this design with more features over the coming weeks. Read more on the project page on Meta.

Lastly, an Echo notification will begin rolling out soon to notify eligible editors about the library (T132084). If you can translate the notification please do so at TranslateWiki!

--The Wikipedia Library Team ১৩:২৩, ১১ আগস্ট ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

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

Invitation for Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021[পতিক]

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021
September 1 - September 30, 2021view details!


Wiki Loves Women South Asia.svg
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 are proud to announce and invite you and your community to participate in the competition. You can learn more about the scope and the prizes at the project page.
Best wishes,

Wiki Loves Women Team

১৮:৩৯, ১৩ আগস্ট ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement draft guidelines review[পতিক]

The Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2 drafting committee would like comments about the enforcement draft guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period is planned for 17 August 2021 through 17 October 2021.

These guidelines are not final but you can help move the progress forward. The committee will revise the guidelines based upon community input.

Comments can be shared in any language on the draft review talk page and multiple other venues. Community members are encouraged to organize conversations in their communities.

There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines:

Wikimania 2021 session (recorded 16 August)
Conversation hours - 24 August, 31 August, 7 September @ 03:00 UTC & 14:00 UTC
Roundtable calls - 18 September @ 03:00 UTC & 15:00 UTC

Summaries of discussions will be posted every two weeks here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Xeno (WMF) ২৩:১৯, ১৭ আগস্ট ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Election is open: 18 - 31 August 2021[পতিক]

Voting for the 2021 Board of Trustees election is now open. Candidates from the community were asked to submit their candidacy. After a three-week-long Call for Candidates, there are 19 candidates for the 2021 election.

The Wikimedia movement has the opportunity to vote for the selection of community and affiliate trustees. By voting, you will help to identify those people who have the qualities to best serve the needs of the movement for the next several years. The Board is expected to select the four most voted candidates to serve as trustees. Voting closes 31 August 2021.

Read the full announcement and see translations on Meta-Wiki.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding voting. KCVelaga (WMF), ০৬:১১, ১৮ আগস্ট ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement draft guidelines review[পতিক]

The Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2 drafting committee would like comments about the enforcement draft guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period is planned for 17 August 2021 through 17 October 2021.

These guidelines are not final but you can help move the progress forward. The committee will revise the guidelines based upon community input.

Comments can be shared in any language on the draft review talk page and multiple other venues. Community members are encouraged to organize conversations in their communities.

There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines:

Summaries of discussions will be posted every two weeks here.

Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), ০৬:২৪, ১৮ আগস্ট ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

[Reminder] Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021: 3 days left to vote[পতিক]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may already know, Wikimedia Foundation elections started on 18 August and will continue until 31 August, 23:59 UTC i.e. ~ 3 days left.

Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term.

Here are the links that might be useful for voting.

We have also published stats regarding voter turnout so far, you can check how many eligible voters from your wiki has voted on this page.

Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), ০৫:৪০, ২৯ আগস্ট ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election has come to an end[পতিক]

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election! Voting closed August 31 at 23:59. The official data, including the four most voted candidates, will be announced as soon as the Elections Committee completes their review of the ballots. The official announcement of the new trustees appointed will happen later, once the selected candidates have been confirmed by the Board.

6,946 community members from 216 wiki projects have voted. This makes 10.2% global participation, 1.1% higher than in the last Board elections. In 2017, 5167 people from 202 wiki projects cast their vote. A full analysis is planned to be published in a few days when the confirmed results are announced. In the meantime, you can check the data produced during the election.

Diversity was an important goal with these elections. Messages about the Board election were translated into 61 languages. This outreach worked well. There were 70 communities with eligible voters voting in this election for the first time. With your help, next year’s Board of Trustees election will be even better.

১০:০৩, ২ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

The 2022 Community Wishlist Survey will happen in January[পতিক]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) ০০:২৩, ৭ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Results of 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections[পতিক]

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Board election. The Elections Committee has reviewed the votes of the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, organized to select four new trustees. A record 6,873 people from across 214 projects cast their valid votes. The following four candidates received the most support:

  • Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
  • Victoria Doronina
  • Dariusz Jemielniak
  • Lorenzo Losa

While these candidates have been ranked through the community vote, they are not yet appointed to the Board of Trustees. They still need to pass a successful background check and meet the qualifications outlined in the Bylaws. The Board has set a tentative date to appoint new trustees at the end of this month.

Read the full announcement here. MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ০২:৫৬, ৮ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Universal Code of Conduct EDGR conversation hour for South Asia[পতিক]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may already know, the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a baseline of behaviour for collaboration on Wikimedia projects worldwide. Communities may add to this to develop policies that take account of local and cultural context while maintaining the criteria listed here as a minimum standard. The Wikimedia Foundation Board has ratified the policy in December 2020.

The current round of conversations is around how the Universal Code of Conduct should be enforced across different Wikimedia platforms and spaces. This will include training of community members to address harassment, development of technical tools to report harassment, and different levels of handling UCoC violations, among other key areas.

The conversation hour is an opportunity for community members from South Asia to discuss and provide their feedback, which will be passed on to the drafting committee. The details of the conversation hour are as follows:

You can also attend the global round table sessions hosted on 18 September - more details can be found on this page. MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ১০:৪৭, ১০ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Call for Candidates for the Movement Charter Drafting Committee ending 14 September 2021[পতিক]

আন্দোলনের কৌশল, আন্দোলনের খসড়া সনদ কমিটির জন্য প্রার্থী হবার আহ্বান জানাচ্ছে। ২ আগস্ট ২০২১ থেকে ১ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১-এর মধ্যে প্রার্থীতা জমা দেওয়া যাবে।

এই কমিটি উইকিমিডিয়া আন্দোলনে বৈচিত্রের প্রতিনিধিত্ব করবে বলে প্রত্যাশা করা হচ্ছে। বৈচিত্র্যের মধ্যে রয়েছে লিঙ্গ, ভাষা, ভূগোল এবং অভিজ্ঞতা। প্রকল্প, সহযোগী সংস্থা এবং উইকিমিডিয়া ফাউন্ডেশনে অংশগ্রহণ করাও এতে অন্তর্ভুক্ত রয়েছে।

সদস্য হওয়ার জন্য ইংরেজিতে সাবলীল হওয়ার প্রয়োজন নেই। প্রয়োজন হলে, অনুবাদ এবং দোভাষী প্রদান করে সহায়তা দেওয়া হয়। অংশগ্রহণের ব্যয় বহনের জন্য সদস্যরা একটি ভাতা পাবেন। এটি হল প্রতি দুই মাসে US$100।

আমরা এমন কিছু ব্যক্তিদের সন্ধান করছি যাদের নিচের দক্ষতাগুলির মধ্যে কয়েকটি আছে:

  • কীভাবে একসাথে মিলে লিখতে হয় তা জানেন। (অভিজ্ঞতার প্রদর্শন একটি অতিরিক্ত যোগ্যতা)
  • আপস খুঁজে বের করার জন্য প্রস্তুত।
  • অন্তর্ভুক্তি এবং বৈচিত্র্যের উপর দৃষ্টি নিবেশ করতে সামর্থ্য।
  • সম্প্রদায়ের সাথে পরামর্শ করা সম্পর্কে জ্ঞান আছে।
  • আন্তঃসাংস্কৃতিক যোগাযোগের অভিজ্ঞতা আছে।
  • অলাভজনক সংস্থা অথবা সম্প্রদায়ের, পরিচালনা অথবা সাংগঠনিক অভিজ্ঞতা আছে।
  • বিভিন্ন পক্ষের সাথে দরকষাকষির অভিজ্ঞতা আছে।

১৫ জনকে নিয়ে কমিটি শুরু হবে বলে মনে করা হচ্ছে। যদি ২০ জন অথবা তার বেশি প্রার্থী থাকেন, তাহলে নির্বাচন ও বাছাইয়ের একটি মিশ্র প্রক্রিয়া অনুসরণ করা হবে। যদি ১৯ জন অথবা তার কম প্রার্থী থাকেন, তবে নির্বাচন না করে বাছাই করে নেওয়া হবে।

এই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকাতে উইকিমিডিয়াকে এগিয়ে নিয়ে যেতে আপনি কি সাহায্য করবেন? এখানে আপনার প্রার্থীতা জমা দিন। কোনও প্রশ্ন থাকলে অনুগ্রহ করে strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org ঠিকানায় যোগাযোগ করুন।

Xeno (WMF) ১৭:০১, ১০ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Server switch[পতিক]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (য়্যারি) ০০:৪৫, ১১ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Talk to the Community Tech[পতিক]

মডেল:Dir

Read this message in another languageদয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

Hello!

As we have recently announced, we, the team working on the Community Wishlist Survey, would like to invite you to an online meeting with us. It will take place on September 15th, 23:00 UTC on Zoom, and will last an hour. Click here to join.

Agenda

Format

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes without attribution will be taken and published on Meta-Wiki. The presentation (first three 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 Community Wishlist Survey talk page or send to sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org.

Natalia Rodriguez (the Community Tech manager) will be hosting this meeting.

Invitation link

See you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (য়্যারি) ০৩:০৩, ১১ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Movement Charter Drafting Committee - Community Elections to take place October 11 - 24[পতিক]

This is a short message with an update from the Movement Charter process. The call for candidates for the Drafting Committee closed September 14, and we got a diverse range of candidates. The committee will consist of 15 members, and those will be (s)elected via three different ways.

The 15 member committee will be selected with a 3-step process:

  • Election process for project communities to elect 7 members of the committee.
  • Selection process for affiliates to select 6 members of the committee.
  • Wikimedia Foundation process to appoint 2 members of the committee.

The community elections will take place between October 11 and October 24. The other process will take place in parallel, so that all processes will be concluded by November 1.

For the full context of the Movement Charter, its role, as well the process for its creation, please have a look at Meta. You can also contact us at any time on Telegram or via email (wikimedia2030@wikimedia.org).

Best, RamzyM (WMF) ০২:৪৬, ২২ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Select You the question statements for candidates of Drafting Committee Movement Charter[পতিক]

Into 2021-10-04 11:59:59 UTC you can select question statements for the candidates of Drafting Committee Movement Charter. ✍️ Dušan Kreheľ (আলাপ) ০২:৫৪, ৩০ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Voting period to elect members of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee is now open[পতিক]

আন্দোলন সনদের খসড়া নির্মাতা কমিটির সদস্যদের চয়নার্থে ভোটদান আরম্ভ হয়েছে। এই নির্বাচনে বিশ্বের নানা স্থানের মোট ৭০ জন উইকিমিডিয়ান ৭ টি আসনের জন্য লড়ছেন।


ভোটদান চলবে ১২ই অক্টোবর ২০২১ থেকে ২৪শে অক্টোবর ২০২১ অবধি (পৃথিবীর যে কোনো জায়গায়)।

কমিটির মোট সদস্য সংখ্যা হবে ১৫ জন। অনলাইন সম্প্রদায় নির্বাচন করবে ৭ জনকে, ৬ জন উইকিমিডিয়ার অধিগৃহীত সংস্থাদির দ্বারা চয়নিত হবেন, এবং ২ জনকে নিয়োগ করবে উইকিমিডিয়া ফাউণ্ডেশন। ১লা নভেম্বর ২০২১ এর মধ্যে কমিটি গঠন করে ফেলার পরিকল্পনা আছে।

সুচিন্তিত ভোটদানের সুবিধার্থে নিজের পছন্দের ভাষায় প্রত্যেক উমেদারের বিষয়ে জানুন: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Candidates>

খসড়া নির্মাতা কমিটির বিষয়ে জানুন: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee>

এই নির্বাচনের জন্য আমরা ভোটদানের উপদেশমূলক এটি অ্যাপ-কে প্রশ্রয় দিচ্ছি। টুলটি ব্যবহার ক'রে জেনে নিন কোন্‌ উমেদার আপনার সবচেয়ে কাছে! এখানে দেখুন: <https://mcdc-election-compass.toolforge.org/>

সম্পূর্ণ ঘোষণাটি পড়ুন: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>

এখানে গিয়ে সিকিওরপোলে ভোট দিন: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>

শুভেচ্ছান্তে,

আন্দোলন কৌশল ও শাসনদল, উইকিমিডিয়া ফাউণ্ডেশন

০৫:৫০, ১৩ অক্টোবর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)

Meet the new Movement Charter Drafting Committee members[পতিক]

আরও ভাষাদয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee election and selection processes are complete.

The committee will convene soon to start its work. The committee can appoint up to three more members to bridge diversity and expertise gaps.

If you are interested in engaging with Movement Charter drafting process, follow the updates on Meta and join the Telegram group.

With thanks from the Movement Strategy and Governance team,
RamzyM (WMF) ০২:২৭, ২ নভেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Invitation to participate in Youth skill development program to document oral culture in endangered Indian languages project[পতিক]

Hello everyone,

I am a Punjabi Wikimedian who is also involved in a proposed project which is called ‘Youth skill development program to document oral culture in endangered Indian languages’. Glad to inform you that Amrit (researcher & former lecturer) and I (Nitesh - Wikimedian & researcher) will be training local youth to document the oral culture history and folklore from North-East India (Manipur) and North India (Himachal) with the help of various partners and researchers.

From Manipur, we will be working on languages in danger according to UNESCO.

During the project, a grassroots organisation will help us to find local youth from Manipur and we will train them with various skills.

If you have questions or concerns feel free to reply. If you are interested in this project let us know, we will work together. Your help or support or participation will be helpful for the project.

We will share the project proposal once it's on Meta-Wiki.

Thank you Nitesh Gill (আলাপ) ০৫:২১, ৩০ নভেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Hello again, dear Wikimedians as we notified you about our proposed project. For more clarification and find the importance of the project please visit the proposal link. We are looking for a response from the Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikimedia community. Thank you --Nitesh Gill (আলাপ) ১০:১৭, ১৪ ডিসেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Upcoming Call for Feedback about the Board of Trustees elections[পতিক]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

The Board of Trustees is preparing a call for feedback about the upcoming Board Elections, from January 7 - February 10, 2022.

While details will be finalized the week before the call, we have confirmed at least two questions that will be asked during this call for feedback:

  • What is the best way to ensure fair representation of emerging communities among the Board?
  • What involvement should candidates have during the election?

While additional questions may be added, the Movement Strategy and Governance team wants to provide time for community members and affiliates to consider and prepare ideas on the confirmed questions before the call opens. We apologize for not having a complete list of questions at this time. The list of questions should only grow by one or two questions. The intention is to not overwhelm the community with requests, but provide notice and welcome feedback on these important questions.

Do you want to help organize local conversation during this Call?

Contact the Movement Strategy and Governance team on Meta, on Telegram, or via email at msg(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

Reach out if you have any questions or concerns. The Movement Strategy and Governance team will be minimally staffed until January 3. Please excuse any delayed response during this time. We also recognize some community members and affiliates are offline during the December holidays. We apologize if our message has reached you while you are on holiday.

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৮:৩৩, ২৮ ডিসেম্বর ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Wiki Loves Folklore 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 2022 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.

You can also organize a local contest in your country and support us in translating the project pages to help us spread the word in your native language.

Feel free to contact us on our project Talk page if you need any assistance.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ১৩:১৪, ৯ জানুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

সম্প্রদায়ের ইচ্ছা তালিকার জরিপ 2022[পতিক]

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সম্প্রদায়ের ইচ্ছা তালিকার জরিপ 2022 শুরু হয়েছে!

এই জরিপটি হল এমন একটি প্রক্রিয়া, যার মাধ্যমে সম্প্রদায়ের প্রযুক্তি দলটির আগামী বছরের মাঝে কী নিয়ে কাজ করা উচিত তা স্থির করা হয়। আমরা সবাইকে ২৩ জানুয়ারি-এর মধ্যে প্রস্তাবনা জমা দেওয়ার জন্য, অথবা অন্যদের প্রস্তাবনায় মন্তব্য করে সেগুলিকে আরও উন্নত করতে সহায়তা করার জন্য আহ্বান করছি।

২৮ জানুয়ারি ও ১১ ফেব্রুয়ারি-এর মধ্যে সম্প্রদায়ের লোকজন এই প্রস্তাবগুলিতে ভোট দিবেন।

সম্প্রদায়ের প্রযুক্তি দল, উইকিমিডিয়ার অভিজ্ঞ সম্পাদকদের জন্য সরঞ্জাম সৃষ্টিতে বেশি মনোনিবেশ করে থাকে। আপনি যে কোনও ভাষায় প্রস্তাব লিখতে পারেন, এবং আমরা সেগুলি আপনার জন্য অনুবাদ করব। আপনাকে ধন্যবাদ, এবং আমরা আপনার প্রস্তাবগুলি দেখার জন্য উন্মুখ হয়ে রয়েছি! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) ২০:৪৫, ১০ জানুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Feminism and Folklore 2022[পতিক]

দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

Greetings! You are invited to participate in Feminism and Folklore 2022 writing competion. This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help us in enriching the folklore documentation on Wikipedia from your region by creating or improving articles focused 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 organizing the contest on your local Wikipedia by signing up your community to participate in this project and also 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. Feel free to contact us on our talk page or via Email if you need any assistance...

Thank you.

Feminism and Folklore Team,

Tiven2240 --০৫:৪৯, ১১ জানুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Call for Feedback about the Board of Trustees elections is now open[পতিক]

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The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now open and will close on 16 February 2022.

With this Call for Feedback, the Movement Strategy and Governance team is taking a different approach. This approach incorporates community feedback from 2021. Instead of leading with proposals, the Call is framed around key questions from the Board of Trustees. The key questions came from the feedback about the 2021 Board of Trustees election. The intention is to inspire collective conversation and collaborative proposal development about these key questions.

There are two confirmed questions that will be asked during this Call for Feedback:

  1. What is the best way to ensure more diverse representation among elected candidates? The Board of Trustees noted the importance of selecting candidates who represent the full diversity of the Wikimedia movement. The current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Europe.
  2. What are the expectations for the candidates during the election? Board candidates have traditionally completed applications and answered community questions. How can an election provide appropriate insight into candidates while also appreciating candidates’ status as volunteers?

There is one additional question that may be presented during the Call about selection processes. This question is still under discussion, but the Board wanted to give insight into the confirmed questions as soon as possible. Hopefully if an additional question is going to be asked, it will be ready during the first week of the Call for Feedback.

Join the conversation.

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১০:২২, ১২ জানুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Please note an additional question has now been added. There are also several proposals from participants to review and discuss. CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৬:৫০, ২২ জানুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Question about the Affiliates' role for the Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections[পতিক]

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Hello,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections so far. The Movement Strategy and Governance team has announced the last key question:

How should affiliates participate in elections?

Affiliates are an important part of the Wikimedia movement. Two seats of the Board of Trustees due to be filled this year were filled in 2019 through the Affiliate-selected Board seats process. A change in the Bylaws removed the distinction between community and affiliate seats. This leaves the important question: How should affiliates be involved in the selection of new seats?

The question is broad in the sense that the answers may refer not just to the two seats mentioned, but also to other, Community- and Affiliate-selected seats. The Board is hoping to find an approach that will both engage the affiliates and give them actual agency, and also optimize the outcomes in terms of selecting people with top skills, experience, diversity, and wide community’s support.

The Board of Trustees is seeking feedback about this question especially, although not solely, from the affiliate community. Everyone is invited to share proposals and join the conversation in the Call for Feedback channels. In addition to collecting online feedback, the Movement Strategy and Governance team will organize several video calls with affiliate members to collect feedback. These calls will be at different times and include Trustees.

Due to the late addition of this third question, the Call will be extended until 16 February.

Join the conversation.

Best regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৬:৫০, ২২ জানুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Subscribe to the This Month in Education newsletter - learn from others and share your stories[পতিক]

Dear community members,

Greetings from the EWOC Newsletter team and the education team at Wikimedia Foundation. We are very excited to share that we on tenth years of Education Newsletter (This Month in Education) invite you to join us by subscribing to the newsletter on your talk page or by sharing your activities in the upcoming newsletters. The Wikimedia Education newsletter is a monthly newsletter that collects articles written by community members using Wikimedia projects in education around the world, and it is published by the EWOC Newsletter team in collaboration with the Education team. These stories can bring you new ideas to try, valuable insights about the success and challenges of our community members in running education programs in their context.

If your affiliate/language project is developing its own education initiatives, please remember to take advantage of this newsletter to publish your stories with the wider movement that shares your passion for education. You can submit newsletter articles in your own language or submit bilingual articles for the education newsletter. For the month of January the deadline to submit articles is on the 20th January. We look forward to reading your stories.

Older versions of this newsletter can be found in the complete archive.

More information about the newsletter can be found at Education/Newsletter/About.

For more information, please contact spatnaikমডেল:@wikimedia.org.


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সম্প্রদায়ের প্রযুক্তিকুশলীদের সাথে কথা বলুন[পতিক]

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হ্যালো

We, the team working on the Community Wishlist Survey, would like to invite you to an online meeting with us. It will take place on ১৯ জানুয়ারী (ইনসাইনসা), 18:00 UTC on Zoom, and will last an hour. This external system is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy. Click here to join.

আলোচ্যসূচী

  • Bring drafts of your proposals and talk to to a member of the Community Tech Team about your questions on how to improve the proposal

বিন্যাস ও কার্যপদ্ধতি

মিটিংটি রেকর্ড বা স্ট্রিম করা হবে না। অ্যাট্রিবিউশন ছাড়া বাকি নোটগুলি মেটা-উইকিতে নেওয়া হবে এবং প্রকাশ করা হবে।

আমরা ইংরেজি, ফরাসি, পোলিশ, স্প্যানিশ, জার্মান এবং ইতালীয় ভাষায় জিজ্ঞাসা করা প্রশ্নের উত্তর দিতে পারব। আপনি যদি আগে থেকে প্রশ্ন জিজ্ঞাসা করতে চান তবে সেগুলি সম্প্রদায়ের ইচ্ছাতালিকা জরিপের আলাপ পাতায় যোগ করুন বা sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org ঠিকানায় পাঠান।

নাটালিয়া রদ্রিগেজ (কমিউনিটি টেক ম্যানেজার) এই মিটিংটি সঞ্চালনা করবেন।

আমন্ত্রণ লিংক

আশা করি আমরা আপনাকে দেখতে পাব! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) ১৭:৩৮, ১৮ জানুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 5[পতিক]

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 5, January 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the fifth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News (formerly known as Universal Code of Conduct News)! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly or bi-weekly to subscribers. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive these updates.

  • Call for Feedback about the Board elections - We invite you to give your feedback on the upcoming WMF Board of Trustees election. This call for feedback went live on 10th January 2022 and will be concluded on 16th February 2022. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification - In 2021, the WMF asked communities about how to enforce the Universal Code of Conduct policy text. The revised draft of the enforcement guidelines should be ready for community vote in March. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Implementation Grants - As we continue to review several interesting proposals, we encourage and welcome more proposals and ideas that target a specific initiative from the Movement Strategy recommendations. (continue reading)
  • The New Direction for the Newsletter - As the UCoC Newsletter transitions into MSG Newsletter, join the facilitation team in envisioning and deciding on the new directions for this newsletter. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about MSG on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৮:০৩, ১৯ জানুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

CIS - A2K Newsletter January 2022[পতিক]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As a continuation of the CIS-A2K Newsletter, here is the newsletter for the month of January 2022.

This is the first edition of 2022 year. In this edition, you can read about:

  • Launching of WikiProject Rivers with Tarun Bharat Sangh
  • Launching of WikiProject Sangli Biodiversity with Birdsong
  • Progress report

Please find the newsletter here. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ০৮:১৭, ৪ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Nitesh Gill (CIS-A2K)

[Announcement] Leadership Development Task Force[পতিক]

Dear community members,

The Invest in Skill and Leadership Development Movement Strategy recommendation indicates that our movement needs a globally coordinated effort to succeed in leadership development.

The Community Development team is supporting the creation of a global and community-driven m:Leadership Development Task Force (Purpose & Structure). The purpose of the task force is to advise leadership development work.

The team seeks community feedback on what could be the responsibilities of the task force. Also, if any community member wishes to be a part of the 12-member task force, kindly reach out to us. The feedback period is until 25 February 2022.

Where to share feedback?

#1 Interested community members can add their thoughts on the Discussion page.

#2 Interested community members can join a regional discussion on 18 February, Friday through Google Meet.

Date & Time

Thanks for your time.

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১০:৫৬, ৯ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Wiki Loves Folklore is extended till 15th March[পতিক]

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Greetings from Wiki Loves Folklore International Team,

We are pleased to inform you that Wiki Loves Folklore an international photographic contest on Wikimedia Commons has been extended till the 15th of March 2022. The scope of the contest is focused on folk culture of different regions on categories, such as, but not limited to, folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, etc.

We would like to have your immense participation in the photographic contest to document your local Folk culture on Wikipedia. You can also help with the translation of project pages and share a word in your local language.

Best wishes,

International Team
Wiki Loves Folklore

MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ০৪:৫০, ২২ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement Guidelines & Ratification Vote[পতিক]

In brief: the revised Enforcement Guidelines have been published. Voting to ratify the guidelines will happen from 7 March to 21 March 2022. Community members can participate in the discussion with the UCoC project team and drafting committee members on 25 February (12:00 UTC) and 4 March (15:00 UTC). Please sign-up.

Details:

The m:Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement. The UCoC and the Enforcement Guidelines were written by volunteer-staff drafting committees following community consultations. The revised guidelines were published 24 January 2022.

What’s next?

#1 Community Conversations

To help to understand the guidelines, the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team will host conversations with the UCoC project team and drafting committee members on 25 February (12:00 UTC) and 4 March (15:00 UTC). Please sign-up.

Comments about the guidelines can be shared on the Enforcement Guidelines talk page. You can comment in any language.

#2 Ratification Voting

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees released a statement on the ratification process where eligible voters can support or oppose the adoption of the enforcement guidelines through vote. Wikimedians are invited to translate and share important information.

A SecurePoll vote is scheduled from 7 March to 21 March 2022.

Eligible voters are invited to answer a poll question and share comments. Voters will be asked if they support the enforcement of the UCoC based on the proposed guidelines.

Thank you. CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১৬:১৩, ২২ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Coming soon[পতিক]

- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) ১২:৩৮, ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now closed [পতিক]

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The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now closed. This Call ran from 10 January and closed on 16 February 2022. The Call focused on three key questions and received broad discussion on Meta-wiki, during meetings with affiliates, and in various community conversations. The community and affiliates provided many proposals and discussion points. The reports are on Meta-wiki.

This information will be shared with the Board of Trustees and Elections Committee so they can make informed decisions about the upcoming Board of Trustees election. The Board of Trustees will then follow with an announcement after they have discussed the information.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Call for Feedback to help improve Board election processes.

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance
CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৮:১১, ৫ মার্চ ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

UCoC Enforcement Guidelines Ratification Vote Begins (7 - 21 March 2022)[পতিক]

The ratification of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) enforcement guidelines has started. Every eligible community member can vote.

For instructions on voting using SecurePoll and Voting eligibility, please read this. The last date to vote is 21 March 2022.

Vote here - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/vote/391

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১৭:০৭, ৭ মার্চ ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 ends tomorrow[পতিক]

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International photographic contest Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 ends on 15th March 2022 23:59:59 UTC. This is the last chance of the year to upload images about local folk culture, festival, cuisine, costume, folklore etc on Wikimedia Commons. Watch out our social media handles for regular updates and declaration of Winners.

(Facebook , Twitter , Instagram)

The writing competition Feminism and Folklore will run till 31st of March 2022 23:59:59 UTC. Write about your local folk tradition, women, folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore, and tradition, including ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology etc. on your local Wikipedia. Check if your local Wikipedia is participating

A special competition called Wiki Loves Falles is organised in Spain and the world during 15th March 2022 till 15th April 2022 to document local folk culture and Falles in Valencia, Spain. Learn more about it on Catalan Wikipedia project page.

We look forward for your immense co-operation.

Thanks Wiki Loves Folklore international Team MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ১৪:৪০, ১৪ মার্চ ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement guidelines ratification voting is now closed[পতিক]


You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Greetings,

The ratification voting process for the revised enforcement guidelines of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) came to a close on 21 March 2022. Over 2300 Wikimedians voted across different regions of our movement. Thank you to everyone who participated in this process! The scrutinizing group is now reviewing the vote for accuracy, so please allow up to two weeks for them to finish their work.

The final results from the voting process will be announced here, along with the relevant statistics and a summary of comments as soon as they are available. Please check out the voter information page to learn about the next steps. You can comment on the project talk page on Meta-wiki in any language.

You may also contact the UCoC project team by email: ucocproject(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Best regards,

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৯:৩৭, ২৩ মার্চ ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Feminism and Folklore 2022 ends soon[পতিক]

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Feminism and Folklore 2022 which is an international writing contest organized at Wikipedia ends soon that is on 31 March 2022 11:59 UTC. This is the last chance of the year to write about feminism, women biographies and gender-focused topics such as folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, 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

Keep an eye on the project page for declaration of Winners.

We look forward for your immense co-operation.

Thanks Wiki Loves Folklore international Team MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ১৪:২৮, ২৬ মার্চ ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Announcing Indic Hackathon 2022 and Scholarship Applications[পতিক]

Dear Wikimedians, we are happy to announce that the Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group will be organizing Indic Hackathon 2022, a regional event as part of the main Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 taking place in a hybrid mode during 20-22 May 2022. The event will take place in Hyderabad. The regional event will be in-person with support for virtual participation. As it is with any hackathon, the event’s program will be semi-structured i.e. while we will have some sessions in sync with the main hackathon event, the rest of the time will be upto participants’ interest on what issues they are interested to work on. The event page can be seen on this page.

In this regard, we would like to invite community members who would like to attend in-person to fill out a form for scholarship application by 17 April, which is available on the event page. Please note that the hackathon won’t be focusing on training of new skills, and it is expected that applications have some experience/knowledge contributing to technical areas of the Wikimedia movement. Please post on the event talk page if you have any queries. MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ১৮:৩১, ৭ এপ্রিল ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Join the South Asia / ESEAP Annual Plan Meeting with Maryana Iskander[পতিক]

Dear community members,

In continuation of Maryana Iskander's listening tour, the Movement Communications and Movement Strategy and Governance teams invite you to discuss the 2022-23 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan.

The conversations are about these questions:

  • The 2030 Wikimedia Movement Strategy sets a direction toward "knowledge as a service" and "knowledge equity". The Wikimedia Foundation wants to plan according to these two goals. How do you think the Wikimedia Foundation should apply them to our work?
  • The Wikimedia Foundation continues to explore better ways of working at a regional level. We have increased our regional focus in areas like grants, new features, and community conversations. How can we improve?
  • Anyone can contribute to the Movement Strategy process. We want to know about your activities, ideas, requests, and lessons learned. How can the Wikimedia Foundation better support the volunteers and affiliates working in Movement Strategy activities?

Date and Time

The meeting will happen via Zoom on 24 April (Sunday) at 07:00 UTC (local time). Kindly add the event to your calendar. Live interpretation will be available for some languages.

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১০:০২, ১৭ এপ্রিল ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now - April 2022[পতিক]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library has free access to new paywalled reliable sources. You can these and dozens more collections at https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/:

  • Wiley – journals, books, and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences
  • OECD – OECD iLibrary, Data, and Multimedia​​ published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • SPIE Digital Library – journals and eBooks on optics and photonics applied research

Many other sources are freely available for experienced editors, including collections which recently became accessible to all eligible editors: Cambridge University Press, BMJ, AAAS, Érudit and more.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: log in today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team ১৩:১৬, ২৬ এপ্রিল ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)

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

চলুন ডেস্কটপ উন্নয়ন সম্পর্কে কথা বলি[পতিক]

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সুপ্রিয়!

আপনি কি লক্ষ্য করেছেন যে কিছু উইকি ভিন্ন ডেস্কটপ ইন্টারফেস ব্যবহার করছে? আপনি কি আমাদের পরবর্তী পদক্ষেপগুলি সম্পর্কে জানতে আগ্রহী? নকশা বা প্রযুক্তিগত বিষয় সম্পর্কে আপনার কোনও প্রশ্ন বা মতামত রয়েছে?

ডেস্কটপ উন্নয়ন নিয়ে কাজ করা দলের সাথে একটি অনলাইন সভায় যোগ দিন! এটি ২৯ এপ্রিল ২০২২ তারিখ ১৩:০০ UTC, ১৮ ০০ UTC-তে জুমে সঞ্চালিত হবে। যোগ দিতে এখানে ক্লিক করুন। সভার আইডি: 88045453898। আপনার অবস্থান অনুযায়ী ডায়াল করুন

আলোচ্যসূচি

  • সাম্প্রতিক উন্নয়ন নিয়ে হালনাগাদ
  • প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর, আলোচনা

বিন্যাস

সভাটি রেকর্ড বা স্ট্রিম করা হবে না। টীকাগুলি একটি গুগল ডক ফাইলে লেখা হবে। এই সভাটি সঞ্চালন করবেন ওলগা ভাসিলেভা (পণ্য ব্যবস্থাপক)। সভার উপস্থাপনা অংশটি ইংরেজিতে দেওয়া হবে।

আমরা ইংরেজি, ফরাসি, ইতালীয় এবং পোলিশ ভাষায় করা প্রশ্নের উত্তর দিতে পারব। আপনি যদি আগে থেকে প্রশ্ন জিজ্ঞাসা করতে চান, তবে আলাপ পাতায় সেগুলি যোগ করুন বা sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org ঠিকানায় সেগুলি প্রেরণ করুন।

এই সভায়, বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ স্থানের নীতি এবং উইকিমিডিয়ার কারিগরি স্থানের জন্য আচরণবিধি উভয় প্রযোজ্য হবে। জুম WMF-এর গোপনীয়তা নীতির অধীনে নয়।

আশা করি আমরা আপনাকে দেখতে পাব! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (আলাপ) ১৪:৩৬, ২৭ এপ্রিল ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Call for Candidates: 2022 Board of Trustees Election[পতিক]

Dear community members,

The 2022 Board of Trustees elections process has begun. The Call for Candidates has been announced.

The Board of Trustees oversees the operations of the Wikimedia Foundation. Community-and-affiliate selected trustees and Board-appointed trustees make up the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three year term. The Wikimedia community has the opportunity to vote for community-and-affiliate selected trustees.

The Wikimedia community will vote to elect two seats on the Board of Trustees in 2022. This is an opportunity to improve the representation, diversity, and expertise of the Board of Trustees.

Kindly submit your candidacy to join the Board of Trustees. CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৮:৪৯, ২৯ এপ্রিল ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Coming soon: Improvements for templates[পতিক]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) ১১:১৩, ২৯ এপ্রিল ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

সম্পাদনা সংবাদ ২০২২ #১[পতিক]

অন্য আরেকটি ভাষায় এটি পড়ুনএই বহুভাষী বার্তাপত্রের জন্য সদস্যতার তালিকা

নতুন সম্পাদকরা এই নতুন সরঞ্জাম ব্যবহার করে আরও সফল হয়।

নতুন আলোচনা সরঞ্জাম সম্পাদকদের আলোচনা পাতায় নতুন ==অনুচ্ছেদ== তৈরিতে সহায়তা করে। নতুন সম্পাদকরা এই নতুন সরঞ্জাম ব্যবহার করে আরও সফল হন। আপনি প্রতিবেদনটি পড়তে পারেন। শীঘ্রই, সম্পাদনা দল পরীক্ষায় অংশগ্রহণকারী ২০টি উইকিপিডিয়াতে এইগুলো চালু করবে। আপনি চাইলে Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion-এ গিয়ে এটি বন্ধ করতে পারবেন।

Whatamidoing (WMF) ১৮:৫৪, ২ মে ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022 - Call for Election Volunteers[পতিক]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

The Movement Strategy and Governance team is looking for community members to serve as election volunteers in the upcoming Board of Trustees election.

The idea of the Election Volunteer Program came up during the 2021 Wikimedia Board of Trustees Election. This program turned out to be successful. With the help of Election Volunteers we were able to increase outreach and participation in the election by 1,753 voters over 2017. Overall turnout was 10.13%, 1.1 percentage points more, and 214 wikis were represented in the election.

There were a total of 74 wikis that did not participate in 2017 that produced voters in the 2021 election. Can you help increase the participation even more?

Election volunteers will help in the following areas:

  • Translate short messages and announce the ongoing election process in community channels
  • Optional: Monitor community channels for community comments and questions

Volunteers should:

  • Maintain the friendly space policy during conversations and events
  • Present the guidelines and voting information to the community in a neutral manner

Do you want to be an election volunteer and ensure your community is represented in the vote? Sign up here to receive updates. You can use the talk page for questions about translation.
CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১০:১০, ১২ মে ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

CIS-A2K Newsletter May 2022[পতিক]

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Dear Wikimedians,

I hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about May 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned our conducted events and ongoing and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:23, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Results of Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 is out![পতিক]

দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন

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Hi, Greetings

The winners for Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 is announced!

We are happy to share with you winning images for this year's edition. This year saw over 8,584 images represented on commons in over 92 countries. Kindly see images here

Our profound gratitude to all the people who participated and organized local contests and photo walks for this project.

We hope to have you contribute to the campaign next year.

Thank you,

Wiki Loves Folklore International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ১৬:১২, ৪ জুলাই ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Propose statements for the 2022 Election Compass[পতিক]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi all,

Community members are invited to propose statements to use in the Election Compass for the 2022 Board of Trustees election.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/neutral/disagree). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Community members propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August. The Elections Committee will oversee the process, supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team. MSG will check that the questions are clear, there are no duplicates, no typos, and so on.

Regards,

Movement Strategy & Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৮:০৬, ১২ জুলাই ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Board of Trustees - Affiliate Voting Results[পতিক]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Dear community members,

The Affiliate voting process has concluded. Representatives from each Affiliate organization learned about the candidates by reading candidates’ statements, reviewing candidates’ answers to questions, and considering the candidates’ ratings provided by the Analysis Committee. The shortlisted 2022 Board of Trustees candidates are:

See more information about the Results and Statistics of this election.

Please take a moment to appreciate the Affiliate representatives and Analysis Committee members for taking part in this process and helping to grow the Board of Trustees in capacity and diversity. Thank you for your participation.

The next part of the Board election process is the community voting period. View the election timeline here. To prepare for the community voting period, there are several things community members can engage with, in the following ways:

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৮:৫২, ২০ জুলাই ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]


Vote for Election Compass Statements[পতিক]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Dear community members,

Volunteers in the 2022 Board of Trustees election are invited to vote for statements to use in the Election Compass. You can vote for the statements you would like to see included in the Election Compass on Meta-wiki.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/neutral/disagree). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Volunteers propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৭:০১, ২৬ জুলাই ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Delay of Board of Trustees Election[পতিক]

Dear community members,

I am reaching out to you today with an update about the timing of the voting for the Board of Trustees election.

As many of you are already aware, this year we are offering an Election Compass to help voters identify the alignment of candidates on some key topics. Several candidates requested an extension of the character limitation on their responses expanding on their positions, and the Elections Committee felt their reasoning was consistent with the goals of a fair and equitable election process.

To ensure that the longer statements can be translated in time for the election, the Elections Committee and Board Selection Task Force decided to delay the opening of the Board of Trustees election by one week - a time proposed as ideal by staff working to support the election.

Although it is not expected that everyone will want to use the Election Compass to inform their voting decision, the Elections Committee felt it was more appropriate to open the voting period with essential translations for community members across languages to use if they wish to make this important decision.

The voting will open on August 23 at 00:00 UTC and close on September 6 at 23:59 UTC.

Best regards,

Matanya, on behalf of the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ০৭:৩৮, ১৫ আগস্ট ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

CIS-A2K Newsletter July 2022[পতিক]


Really sorry for sending it in English, feel free to translate it into your language.

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Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is fine. As CIS-A2K update the communities every month about their previous work via the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K shares its July 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
  • Partnerships with Goa University, authors and language organisations
Upcoming events

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:10, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

WikiConference India 2023: Initial conversations[পতিক]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope all of you are doing well. We are glad to inform you to restart the conversation to host the next WikiConference India 2023 after WCI 2020 which was not conducted due to the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, it couldn't take place. However, we are hoping to reinitiate this discussion and for that we need your involvement, suggestions and support to help organize a much needed conference in February-March of 2023.

The proposed 2023 conference will bring our energies, ideas, learnings, and hopes together. This conference will provide a national-level platform for Indian Wikimedians to connect, re-connect, and establish their collaboration itself can be a very important purpose on its own- in the end it will empower us all to strategize, plan ahead and collaborate- as a movement.

We hope we, the Indian Wikimedia Community members, come together in various capacities and make this a reality. We believe we will take learnings from earlier attempts, improve processes & use best practices in conducting this conference purposefully and fruitfully.

Here is a survey form to get your responses on the same notion. Unfortunately we are working with short timelines since the final date of proposal submission is 5 September. We request you please fill out the form by 28th August. After your responses, we can decide if we have the community need and support for the conference. You are also encouraged to add your support on this page, if you support the idea.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, ০৬:৩৯, ২৪ আগস্ট ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

2022 Board of Trustees Community Voting Period is now Open[পতিক]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Dear community members,

The Community Voting period for the 2022 Board of Trustees election is now open. Here are some helpful links to get you the information you need to vote:

If you are ready to vote, you may go to SecurePoll voting page to vote now. You may vote from August 23 at 00:00 UTC to September 6 at 23:59 UTC. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page.

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১২:২৫, ২৬ আগস্ট ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]


Global ban discussion for Velimir Ivanovic/Kolega2357[পতিক]

Hello all,

In line with the global ban policy, local project communities where the user was active should be informed of the discussion in a prominent public place.

This ban request has been live for about a month now, but proper notification was not made. The ban request will continue for at least a few more weeks, and input is welcome on the RfC page linked in this section heading.

Thank you for your time, Vermont (আলাপ) ০২:৩৮, ২৭ আগস্ট ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Noting that the global ban discussion has ended, with consensus in favor of a ban. Vermont (আলাপ) ২১:২০, ১০ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting is about to close[পতিক]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hello,

The Community Voting period of the 2022 Board of Trustees election started on August 23, 2022, and will close on September 6, 2022 23:59 UTC. There’s still a chance to participate in this election. If you did not vote, please visit the SecurePoll voting page to vote now. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page. If you need help in making your decision, here are some helpful links:

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১২:৪৩, ১ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct[পতিক]

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Hello everyone,

The Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines Revisions committee is requesting comments regarding the Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period will be open from 8 September 2022 until 8 October 2022.

The Committee collaborated to revise these draft guidelines based on input gathered from the community discussion period from May through July, as well as the community vote that concluded in March 2022. The revisions are focused on the following four areas:

  1. To identify the type, purpose, and applicability of the UCoC training;
  2. To simplify the language for more accessible translation and comprehension by non-experts;
  3. To explore the concept of affirmation, including its pros and cons;
  4. To review the balancing of the privacy of the accuser and the accused

The Committee requests comments and suggestions about these revisions by 8 October 2022. From there, the Revisions Committee anticipates further revising the guidelines based on community input.

Find the Revised Guidelines on Meta, and a comparison page in some languages.

Everyone may share comments in a number of places. Facilitators welcome comments in any language on the Revisions Guideline Talk Page. Comments can also be shared on talk pages of translations, at local discussions, or during conversation hours. There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines.

Conversation hours

The facilitation team supporting this review period hopes to reach a large number of communities. If you do not see a conversation happening in your community, please organize a discussion. Facilitators can assist you in setting up the conversations. Discussions will be summarized and presented to the drafting committee every two weeks. The summaries will be published here.

~ On behalf of the UCoC project team.

CSinha (WMF) (আলাপ) ১১:৩৭, ১৩ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

WikiConference India 2023: Proposal to WMF[পতিক]

Hello everyone,

We are happy to inform you that we have submitted the Conference & Event Grant proposal for WikiConference India 2023 to the Wikimedia Foundation. We kindly request all the community members to go through the proposal -- including the community engagement survey report, program plan, venue and logistics, participation and scholarships, and the budget, and provide us with your suggestions/comments on the talk page. You can endorse the proposal in the endorsements section, please do add a rationale for supporting this project.

According to the timeline of the Conference and Event Grants program, the community can review till 23 September 2022, post that we will start integrating all the received feedback to make modifications to the proposal. Depending on the response of community members, an IRC may be hosted next week, especially if there are any questions/concerns that need to be addressed.

We reopened the survey form and if you are still interested in taking part in the survey and you have something in mind to share or want to become a part of the organizing team, please fill out the form so we all can work together.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, ০৭:৩৫, ১৯ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

The Vector 2022 skin as the default in two weeks?[পতিক]

The slides for our presentation at Wikimania 2022

Hello. I'm writing on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Web team. In two weeks, we would like to make the Vector 2022 skin the default on this wiki.

We have been working on it for the past three years. So far, it has been the default on more than 30 wikis, including sister projects, all accounting for more than 1 billion pageviews per month. On average 87% of active logged-in users of those wikis use Vector 2022.

It would become the default for all logged-out users, and also all logged-in users who currently use Vector legacy. Logged-in users can at any time switch to any other skins. No changes are expected for users of these skins.

About the skin[পতিক]

[Why is a change necessary] The current default skin meets the needs of the readers and editors as these were 13 years ago. Since then, new users have begun using Wikimedia projects. The old Vector doesn't meet their needs.

[Objective] The objective for the new skin is to make the interface more welcoming and comfortable for readers and useful for advanced users. It draws inspiration from previous requests, the Community Wishlist Surveys, and gadgets and scripts. The work helped our code follow the standards and improve all other skins. We reduced PHP code in Wikimedia deployed skins by 75%. The project has also focused on making it easier to support gadgets and use APIs.

[Changes and test results] The skin introduces a series of changes that improve readability and usability. The new skin does not remove any functionality currently available on the Vector skin.

  • The sticky header makes it easier to find tools that editors use often. It decreases scrolling to the top of the page by 16%.
  • The new table of contents makes it easier to navigate to different sections. Readers and editors jumped to different sections of the page 50% more than with the old table of contents. It also looks a bit different on talk pages.
  • The new search bar is easier to find and makes it easier to find the correct search result from the list. This increased the amount of searches started by 30% on the wikis we tested on.
  • The skin does not negatively affect pageviews, edit rates, or account creation. There is evidence of increases in pageviews and account creation across partner communities.

[Try it out] Try out the new skin by going to the appearance tab in your preferences and selecting Vector 2022 from the list of skins.

How can editors change and customize this skin?[পতিক]

It's possible to configure and personalize our changes. We support volunteers who create new gadgets and user scripts. Check out our repository for a list of currently available customizations, or add your own.

Our plan[পতিক]

If no large concerns are raised, we plan on deploying in the week of October 3, 2022. If your community would like to request more time to discuss the changes, hit the button and write to us. We can adjust the calendar.

If you'd like ask our team anything, if you have questions, concerns, or additional thoughts, please ping me here or write on the talk page of the project. We will gladly answer! Also, see our FAQ. Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) ০৪:১৪, ২২ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২২ (ইউটিসি)উত্তর দিন[উত্তর দিন]

CIS-A2K Newsletter August 2022[পতিক]


Really sorry for sending it in English, feel free to translate it into your language.

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Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is fine. As CIS-A2K update the communities every month about their previous work via the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K shares its August 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
  • Impact report
Upcoming events

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:51, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)