Wikipedia:Mabiligu dundɔŋ

Diyila Dagbani Wikipedia
Yiɣi chaŋ yaɣa shɛli Yiɣi chaŋ vihigu ni

Amaraaba na Mabiligu dundɔŋ ŋɔ ni
Welcome to the Dagbani Wikipedia's community portal/village pump
Barka da zuwa ga Dagbani Wikipedia portal community
Karibu katika lango la jamii ya Wikipedia ya Dagbani

Coming soon: Template dialog improvements for VisualEditor and new wiktext mode[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

/ Apologies for writing in English. It would be great if you could help translate this message. /

Hello! Here is more news from the focus area “Make working with templates easier” by Wikimedia Germany’s Technical Wishes project:

Your wiki will soon receive an overall improved interface for editing templates in VisualEditor and in the new wikitext mode (beta feature). This includes several improvements:

  • general redesign (more spacing, bigger window for better usability),
  • a better overview of parameters that are available for a template,
  • an easier way to add parameters via checkboxes and search filters,
  • better visibility of important information,
  • added links to documentation and help pages.

More in-depth information can be found on the project page on Meta. The planned deployment date for these changes is October 6.

Please note

We would be very happy to hear what you think of these changes. Please let us know on this talk page. -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:09, 22 Silimin gɔli September 2021 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Hello again! Unfortunately, this deployment will be postponed a bit:
  • Our team is currently still working on a few optimizations for mobile and for screen readers, so we’re planning to deploy the feature to your wiki in late October/beginning of November.
  • That also means that the texts on this subpage are not finished yet. We’ll give you an update here on your village pump once the texts are done. Then you can update your help page accordingly.
  • If you haven’t already translated the VE template dialog texts, now is a good time to do this.
  • For those who are curious what to expect, here are two videos: One shows the current interface on English Wikipedia, the other one shows the improved interface which you’ll get soon (currently on betawiki):

Sorry for the inconvenience! – Johanna for the Technical Wishes team, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:46, 6 Silimin gɔli October 2021 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

The documentation of the improvements on the Visual Editor template dialog is finally complete now and can be found here. Sorry for the delay. Please remember to translate the VE template dialog texts if you haven’t already. The deployment of these changes is planned for November 16th. – For the Technical Wishes team, Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 15:38, 4 Silimin gɔli November 2021 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Thank you so much for the kind gesture. We look forward to a more super view. 16th November is already saved in my calendar to wake up to a new introduction of an interface. Dnshitobu (Yɛltɔɣa) 21:56, 4 Silimin gɔli November 2021 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Final deployment date: template dialog improvements for VisualEditor and new wiktext mode
Unfortunately, the deployment had to be postponed and did not happen on November 16th as announced. I am very sorry about this. The extensive template dialog improvements for VisualEditor and new wiktext will finally be available from November 24th on your wiki. If you have any feedback, please let us know on the project’s talk page. -- Timur for Wikimedia Germany’s Technical Wishes team, Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:06, 23 Silimin gɔli November 2021 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

P.S.: We are still working out the final details with the new keyboard navigation which should be working smoothly soon.

Extension:ArticlePlaceholder[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Extension:ArticlePlaceholder tooi sɔŋdi ka lahabaya kalinli nabigiri Wikipedia zuƔu. Sokama yi saɣi, ti ni tooi che ka Tɛmplati maa tum tuma kpe Dagbani Wikipedia ŋɔ zuƔu. -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 10:12, 25 Silimin gɔli October 2021 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

@@Masssly: , above extension have been deployed on this wiki, for that extension to work please complete inwiki setup mentioned in mediawikiwiki:Extension:ArticlePlaceholder#Set-up.~aanzx (Yɛltɔɣa) 04:51, 14 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
Done! It's working now, thanks! -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 11:21, 15 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Wiki Loves Folklore is back![mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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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 (Yɛltɔɣa) 13:14, 9 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Thank you so much for the invitation.Here is the application for the Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in Ghana. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (Yɛltɔɣa) 08:58, 14 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT) Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. In particular, this policy allows stewards to automatically flag known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable) or bots that fix double redirects. The policy also enables global bots on this wiki (if this page says that is acceptable), which are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots.

This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. If you use or prefer to use a dedicated project page for handling bot flag requests, that is also acceptable. Please read the text at Meta-Wiki before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement in two weeks if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. Thank you for your consideration. --Zabe (Yɛltɔɣa) 17:17, 16 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

I Strongly support this! It is a great idea knowing the power of bots and how they can make our language wikipedia great. Dnshitobu (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:27, 25 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
Thank you. I've implemented the policy. Please add on top of this page the following:
* '''en:''' Requests for the [[m:bot|bot]] flag should be made on this page. This wiki uses the [[m:bot policy|standard bot policy]], and allows [[m:bot policy#Global_bots|global bots]] and [[m:bot policy#Automatic_approval|automatic approval of certain types of bots]]. Other bots should apply below, and then [[m:Steward requests/Bot status|request access]] from a steward if there is no objection.
Best regards, --MarcoAurelio (Yɛltɔɣa) 18:40, 16 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
MarcoAurelio, Thank you for implementing the policy. I checked and I saw that Dnshitobu have added the above code at the top of this page but it seems something is wrong somewhere. Please check the code. Many thanks Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:07, 19 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
@Shahadusadik, I've fixed the code. I hope that it looks okay to you. Regards, --MarcoAurelio (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:39, 19 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
Many thanks @MarcoAurelio

Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in Ghana[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]


The Dagbani Wikimedians User Group is inviting to participate in the 2022 Wiki Loves Folklore contest in Ghana. Please feel free to comment or endorse the grant application here. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (Yɛltɔɣa) 05:22, 1 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Admin renewal voting[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Dear Dagbani Wikipedia community,

Please vote here on whether to extend the administrator positions of these two users. Adminship will expire at the end of February 2022 as an initial trial, but now we are voting on whether to indefinitely extend adminship.

We have made good use of adminship for the past several months, and see our roles as more like online maintenance workers rather than 'bosses'. Everyone on this Wikipedia has been quite cooperative and helpful, so our work was mostly limited to fixing broken redirects and moving pages. There are currently only 3 admins maintaining this wiki, so manpower would definitely be helpful for the community. Sabon Harshe (Yɛltɔɣa) 12:05, 21 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Masssly[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Masssly is one of the most important members of our community. He played essential roles founding the Dagbani Wikipedia and is a member of the Wikimedia Board Election Committee, to help steward Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustee and Funds Dissemination Committee elections.

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Sabon Harshe[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Sabon Harshe has created hundreds of new articles on the Dagbani Wikipedia and has also made major contributions to many African-language wikis.

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Shahadusadik[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Sadik Shahadu is the Executive Director of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group. He provides training and general support to contributors of the Dagbani Wikipedia.

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Make working with templates easier: Several improvements coming to your wiki soon.[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Apologies for writing in English. It would be great if you could help translate this message.

Hello! A few months ago, your wiki received these improvements from the Templates project by Wikimedia Deutschland’s Technical Wishes team:

  • In the template dialog of the VisualEditor, several fundamental improvements were done. (1)
  • A new attribute “suggested values” was introduced to help you clarify what values a parameter may expect. (2)
  • When using syntax highlighting, line numbers are shown in the template namespace. (3)
    A few wikis have these line numbers in all namespaces. If you want this for your wiki as well, please reach out to us.

On March 9, more improvements from the Templates project are coming to this and many more wikis:

  • Finding and inserting templates will become easier with an improved search and added warnings. (4)
  • In VisualEditor, you will be able to remove a template from a page via the context menu, just like removing a table or an image. (5)
  • Matching brackets will be highlighted (when you use syntax highlighting (CodeMirror)). (6)
  • The color scheme in syntax highlighting (CodeMirror) will be updated for better readability. (7)

These improvements have been tested on a few other wikis for a few months now, but we’d love to hear what you think of them on the talk pages of the project pages linked above ([1] - [7]).

A few weeks later, we’re also going to add a colorblind-friendly color scheme in syntax highlighting (CodeMirror extension). You’ll be able to activate it via a user setting.

– Greetings from the Technical Wishes project, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 15:59, 1 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

DearJohanna Strodt (WMDE) and the Wikimedia Deutschland’s Technical Wishes team, Thank you so much for the support! We will explore the changes made and will get back to you if we have questions regarding the links your shared. most of our community members are able to read in English and Dagbani but we will be able to translate your message into Dagbani language. Please let us know if you need any information to help you support the Dagbani Wikipedia even more. Many thanks. Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 16:09, 14 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
@Shahadusadik: That is wonderful! It would be great to get some feedback how the features are working for you, on the talk pages of the project pages that I have linked above. I hope they serve you well in your work. -- Have a good weekend! Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:37, 18 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Ghana[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Hi all,

The Moore Wikimedia Community is organizing Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Ghana]]. Please feel free to leave your comments and or endorse the [application]


Musahfm (Yɛltɔɣa) 21:55, 13 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Hi Musahfm and the Moore wiki community, Thank you for inviting us. We are very happy to contribute to the Wiki loves earth 2022 in Ghana project. Please let us know if you need any assistance. Cheers! on behalf of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group, Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 20:10, 8 Silimin gɔli April 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Kamani namespace:Salima din pa Solɔɣu zuɣu la, di tu ni ti nam namespace pala din yɛn laɣim lahabaya shɛŋa ŋan doya ŋɔ:

  • Kpiɛriti
  • Shɛhira gbana
  • Yɛltɔɣataɣamalisi
  • ŋaha
  • Yila
  • Wahi
  • Tilahi
  • Diema ni yiɣ'jam
  • kali
  • Tiŋduya
  • Alikuraani Suura
  • Baabuli Suura

N-yuli yaɣi namespace shɛŋa? Sabimi sɔŋ kpe ka ti nam ŋa zaa jilli! -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 08:44, 22 Silimin gɔli April 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Make working with templates easier: One more improvement coming soon.[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Apologies for writing in English. It would be great if you could help translate this message.

Hello, one more change from WMDE’s focus area “Templates” is coming to your wiki soon: In syntax highlighting (CodeMirror extension), you’ll be able to activate a colorblind-friendly color scheme with a user setting. (project page)

Deployment is planned for May 10. This is the last set of improvements from WMDE’s focus area “Templates”. We would love to hear your feedback.

Thanks for being one of the first wikis to get the improvements from our project, and for giving valuable feedback! – Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 09:57, 29 Silimin gɔli April 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

M mabihi,

N zaŋ di puhiri suŋ din bi yoli m mali tiri so kam ti dundɔŋ gɔɣu ŋɔ ni. N suhiri la soli ni n lɛbi Adimisstireta n ti Dagbanli Wikipedia din yɛn chɛ ka n tooi sɔŋsi ni tɛmplɛti suma ʒin kpɛna ni ti Wikipedia maa yaɣa-yaɣa kalibu. Din niŋ ma suhupiɛlli pam ni yi dihi nuu ka be tima sɔli.

M paɣiya!

Dnshitobu[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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  1. Ruky Wunpini (Yɛltɔɣa) 09:56, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  2. -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 10:01, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  3. Musahfm (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:13, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  4. Alhaj Darajaati (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:22, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  5. Mbo! Naawuni ni ti nasaraShahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:47, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  6. Naawuni yiko ni O nam puuni, nasara nyɛla a dini Achiri Bitamsimli (Yɛltɔɣa) 16:10, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  7. A shiri simdi ni a lebi adiministireeta. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (Yɛltɔɣa) 19:01, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  8. Abubakar280 (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:12, 22 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  9. ashiri simdili Sir Amugi (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:15, 22 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  10. Nyini n-kuli nyɛ li Attah Mohammed (Ŋun su yɛltɔɣa:Attah Mohammed|Yɛltɔɣa]] 11:05, 22 Silimin goli June 2022 (GMT)

11. Munkaila Sulemana (Yɛltɔɣa) 04:15, 23 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

12. Alhassan Peter (Yɛltɔɣa) 07:10, 23 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

13. Yakubu Fadilatu (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:20, 23 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

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Event Registration Tool: Demo and Invitation to Test[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Cross posting[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

The Campaigns Product  Team from the Wikimedia Foundation will be hosting two office hours to  demo the new Event Registration Tool, and train organizers how to  use it. In these office hours, you will learn how to:

  • Create an event page in the new event namespace (as an event organizer)
  • Enable registration on your event page (as an event organizer)
  • Collect data on who registered for your event (as an event organizer)
  • Register for an event on the event page (as an event participant)

You can attend one office hour or both, depending on your availability on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM UTC
  • Session 2: Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM UTC

These events will be multilingual, with live interpretations in Arabic, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese, and Swahili. Note that Portuguese will be available on the 21st, but not the 23rd. We strongly encourage you to join and share your feedback on the tool. Your feedback will help us improve the tool so that Wikimedians can have a better event experience. To register, please reply to this email or sign-up to our page, by adding your signature.

Thank you! Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:59, 21 Silimin gɔli July 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Campaign Product Team Office Hour - July 21, 2022[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Cross posting[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Hello Campaign Product Newsletter subscribers!

The Campaign Product Team will be having an office hour today, July 21, 2022 at 17:00 UTC via Zoom to demo the first release of the Event Registration Tool.

You may join the office hour using this meeting link.

We look forward to your participation.

Thank you.


The Campaign Product Team

Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 15:04, 21 Silimin gɔli July 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Community Wishlist Survey 2023 opens in January![mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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The Community Wishlist Survey (CWS) 2023, which lets contributors propose and vote for tools and improvements, starts next month on Monday, 23 January 2023, at 18:00 UTC and will continue annually.

We are inviting you to share your ideas for technical improvements to our tools and platforms. Long experience in editing or technical skills is not required. If you have ever used our software and thought of an idea to improve it, this is the place to come share those ideas!

The dates for the phases of the Survey will be as follows:

  • Phase 1: Submit, discuss, and revise proposals – Monday, Jan 23, 2023 to Sunday, Feb 6, 2023
  • Phase 2: WMF/Community Tech reviews and organizes proposals – Monday, Jan 30, 2023 to Friday, Feb 10, 2023
  • Phase 3: Vote on proposals – Friday, Feb 10, 2023 to Friday, Feb 24, 2023
  • Phase 4: Results posted – Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023

If you want to start writing out your ideas ahead of the Survey, you can start thinking about your proposals and draft them in the CWS sandbox.

We are grateful to all who participated last year. See you in January 2023!

Thank you! Community Tech, STei (WMF) 12:59, 13 Silimin gɔli December 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

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We are really sorry for posting in English

Voting in the Wikimedia sound logo contest has started. From December 6 to 19, 2022, please play a part and help chose the sound that will identify Wikimedia content on audio devices. Learn more on Diff.

The sound logo team is grateful to everyone who participated in this global contest. We received 3,235 submissions from 2,094 participants in 135 countries. We are incredibly grateful to the team of volunteer screeners and the selection committee who, among others, helped bring us to where we are today. It is now up to Wikimedia to choose the Sound Of All Human Knowledge.

Best wishes, Arupako-WMF (Yɛltɔɣa) 09:38, 16 Silimin gɔli December 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Feminism and Folklore 2023[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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Dear Wiki Community,

Christmas Greetings and a Happy New Year 2023,

You are humbly invited to organize the Feminism and Folklore 2023 writing competition from February 1, 2023, to March 31, 2023 on your local Wikipedia. This year, Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's issues, and gender-focused topics for the project, with a Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus and a folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help Wikipedia's coverage of folklore from your area by writing or improving articles about things like folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer folklore figures, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales, and more. Users can help create new articles, expand or translate from a list of suggested articles.

Organisers are requested to work on the following action items to sign up their communities for the project:

  1. Create a page for the contest on the local wiki.
  2. Set up a fountain tool or dashboard.
  3. Create the local list and mention the timeline and local and international prizes.
  4. Request local admins for site notice.
  5. Link the local page and the fountain/dashboard link on the meta project page.

This year we would be supporting the community's financial aid for Internet and childcare support. This would be provided for the local team including their jury and coordinator team. This support is opt-in and non mandatory. Kindly fill in this Google form and mark a mail to with the subject line starting as [Stipend] Name or Username/Language. The last date to sign up for internet and childcare aid from our team is 20th of January 2023, We encourage the language coordinators to sign up their community on this link by the 25th of January 2023.

Learn more about the contest and prizes on our project page. Feel free to contact us on our meta talk page or by email us if you need any assistance.

We look forward to your immense coordination.

Thank you and Best wishes,

Feminism and Folklore 2023 International Team

Stay connected  

--MediaWiki message delivery (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:23, 24 Silimin gɔli December 2022 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Global ban for PlanespotterA320/RespectCE[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Per the Global bans policy, I'm informing the project of this request for comment: m:Requests for comment/Global ban for PlanespotterA320 (2) about banning a member from your community. Thank you.--Lemonaka (talk) 21:40, 6 February 2023 (UTC)

Your wiki will be in read only soon[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Trizek (WMF) (Yɛltɔɣili) 21:20, 27 Silimin gɔli February 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2023: We are back![mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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Hello, dear Wikipedians!

Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, has launched the third edition of writing challenge "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month", which lasts from 1st until 31st March 2023. The campaign is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design and cultural phenomena of Ukraine that are now part of world heritage. We accept contribution in every language! The most active contesters will receive prizes.

We invite you to take part and help us improve the coverage of Ukrainian culture on Wikipedia in your language! Also, we plan to set up a banner to notify users of the possibility to participate in such a challenge!

ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk) 07:58, 1 March 2023 (UTC)

Wikimania 2023 Welcoming Program Submissions[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Do you want to host an in-person or virtual session at Wikimania 2023? Maybe a hands-on workshop, a lively discussion, a fun performance, a catchy poster, or a memorable lightning talk? Submissions are open until March 28. The event will have dedicated hybrid blocks, so virtual submissions and pre-recorded content are also welcome. If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming conversation on March 12 or 19, or reach out by email at or on Telegram. More information on-wiki.

Seeking volunteers for the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct process[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]


As follow-up to the message about the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines by Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Shani Evenstein Sigalov, I am reaching out about the next steps. I want to bring your attention to the next stage of the Universal Code of Conduct process, which is forming a building committee for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). I invite community members with experience and deep interest in community health and governance to nominate themselves to be part of the U4C building committee, which needs people who are:

  • Community members in good standing
  • Knowledgeable about movement community processes, such as, but not limited to, policy drafting, participatory decision making, and application of existing rules and policies on Wikimedia projects
  • Aware and appreciative of the diversity of the movement, such as, but not limited to, languages spoken, identity, geography, and project type
  • Committed to participate for the entire U4C Building Committee period from mid-May - December 2023
  • Comfortable with engaging in difficult, but productive conversations
  • Confidently able to communicate in English

The Building Committee shall consist of volunteer community members, affiliate board or staff, and Wikimedia Foundation staff.

The Universal Code of Conduct has been a process strengthened by the skills and knowledge of the community and I look forward to what the U4C Building Committee creates. If you are interested in joining the Building Committee, please either sign up on the Meta-Wiki page, or contact ucocproject(_AT_) by May 12, 2023. Read more on Meta-Wiki.

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) 19:00, 26 Silimin gɔli April 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Automatic citations based on ISBN are broken[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Apologies if this message does not reach you in your favorite language. You can help translate it centrally at Meta. Thanks for your help.

We have recently become unable to access the WorldCat API which provided the ability to generate citations using ISBN numbers. The Wikimedia Foundation's Editing team is investigating several options to restore the functionality, but will need to disable ISBN citation generation for now.

This affects citations made with the VisualEditor Automatic tab, and the use of the citoid API in gadgets and user scripts, such as the autofill button on refToolbar. Please note that all the other automatic ways of generating citations, including via URL or DOI, are still available.

You can keep updated on the situation via Phabricator, or by reading the next issues of m:Tech News. If you know of any users or groups who rely heavily on this feature (for instance, someone who has an upcoming editathon), I'd appreciate it if you shared this update with them.

Elitre (WMF), on behalf of the Editing team.

MediaWiki message delivery (Yɛltɔɣa) 19:45, 11 Silimin gɔli May 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Selection of the U4C Building Committee[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

The next stage in the Universal Code of Conduct process is establishing a Building Committee to create the charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). The Building Committee has been selected. Read about the members and the work ahead on Meta-wiki.

-- UCoC Project Team, 04:20, 27 Silimin gɔli May 2023 (GMT)

Announcing the new Elections Committee members[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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

Hello there,

We are glad to announce the new members and advisors of the Elections Committee. The Elections Committee assists with the design and implementation of the process to select Community- and Affiliate-Selected trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. After an open nomination process, the strongest candidates spoke with the Board and four candidates were asked to join the Elections Committee. Four other candidates were asked to participate as advisors.

Thank you to all the community members who submitted their names for consideration. We look forward to working with the Elections Committee in the near future.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,

RamzyM (WMF) 17:59, 28 Silimin gɔli June 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Linking new articles and categories to Wikidata[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Hi all. With thanks to @Shahadusadik:, I learnt about dagwiki and your great Wikidata integration at Wikimania. I operate User:Pi bot, which runs a script to link new Wikipedia articles with Wikidata items where possible, or create new items after a 14-day wait. Would you like me to set this running for dagwiki? As a first step, it's now adding new articles with Wikidata item matches into the Wikidata game, and will add new potential matches to that daily. If you want, I can start the script to create the new Wikidata items after 14 days (with the exception that if a potential match is in the Game, it will wait for that to be resolved before creating a new item), would that be useful? Thanks. Mike Peel (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:38, 22 Silimin gɔli August 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Hi @Mike Peel, Thank you so much for this. I would appreciate it a lot if you could run me through how this is done. Our community is definitely interested in using it. Also, feel free to set it running for dagwiki.I am available to talk more! Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 11:35, 4 Silimin gɔli September 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
@Shahadusadik: Thanks for your support for this work. There are two parts here. The first part is already running, the bot is looking for Wikidata items that match new articles here, and it is adding them to the Wikidata game. Please have a look at these matches and decide if they are matches or not through that tool (if you match them, then the sitelink is added through your account). The second part is creating new Wikidata items for articles without potential matches after 14 days - would you like me to start this running? It is important then to check the new items on Wikidata and merge them with existing items if the bot has missed the match. Thanks. Mike Peel (Yɛltɔɣa) 21:49, 10 Silimin gɔli September 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Review the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Hello all,

I am pleased to share the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct work. The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) draft charter is now ready for your review.

The Enforcement Guidelines require a Building Committee form to draft a charter that outlines procedures and details for a global committee to be called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). Over the past few months, the U4C Building Committee worked together as a group to discuss and draft the U4C charter. The U4C Building Committee welcomes feedback about the draft charter now through 22 September 2023. After that date, the U4C Building Committee will revise the charter as needed and a community vote will open shortly afterward.

Join the conversation during the conversation hours or on Meta-wiki.


RamzyM (WMF), on behalf of the U4C Building Committee, 15:35, 28 Silimin gɔli August 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Fenben Human Parasites[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Fenbendazole is a frequently used medication that belongs to the benzimidazole group of drugs. This drug works by disrupting the energy production of parasites, making them unable to survive. Such parasitic infections are a tremendous health concern, affecting people and animals all over the world. Common parasites that cause these infections are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms.

Parasitic infections may not cause visible symptoms right away, but prolonged exposure can lead to various difficult health issues, such as nutrient deficiency, cravings for certain foods, discomfort and swelling in the stomach, anemia, chronic exhaustion, higher body temperatures, sweat during the night, painful muscles and joints, skin issues such as rosacea, and itching in the anal and vaginal regions.

Fenbendazole has earned a reputation as a potent therapeutic remedy for intestinal parasites. Its ability to tackle many different kinds of parasites causes it to be regularly suggested as a therapy for diverse worm infections, such as strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, and enterobiasis.

Fenbendazole has a distinct way of functioning as it is directed at a particular protein named beta-tubulin which is present in the narrow tube-like structures found in parasites. Microtubules are vital for a number of cellular processes such as cell duplication and procreation.

When a parasite ingests fenbendazole, the medication binds to the beta-tubulin within the microtubules, hindering the construction of these microtubules. Therefore, the parasite's capacity to multiply its cells is hindered, unsurprisingly disrupting its reproductive aptitude.

Fenbendazole stops the parasite's ability to metabolize glucose, which it needs for fuel. As a result, the organism starts to lose energy, and when it is deprived of that, it perishes.

Fenbendazole is recognized for its accuracy, as it only acts upon the beta-tubulin of the parasites while not influencing the same element in the creature that is being treated. This is why fenbendazole is considered as an effective and safe way to address parasite invasions in many cases. Fenbenparasites (Yɛltɔɣa) 12:19, 6 Silimin gɔli October 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

== Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee ==[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.

On behalf of the Committee Support team,

~ Keegan (WMF) (talk) 16:41, 9 Silimin gɔli October 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Review and comment on the 2024 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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

Dear all,

Please review and comment on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package from now until 29 October 2023. The selection rules package was based on older versions by the Elections Committee and will be used in the 2024 Board of Trustees selection. Providing your comments now will help them provide a smoother, better Board selection process. More on the Meta-wiki page.


Katie Chan
Chair of the Elections Committee

01:12, 17 Silimin gɔli October 2023 (GMT)

Coming soon: Reference Previews[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

A new feature is coming to your wiki soon: Reference Previews are popups for references. Such popups have existed on wikis as local gadgets for many years. Now there is a central solution, available on all wikis, and consistent with the PagePreviews feature.

Reference Previews will be visible to everyone, including readers. If you don’t want to see them, you can opt out. If you are using the gadgets Reference Tooltips or Navigation Popups, you won’t see Reference Previews unless you disable the gadget.

Reference Previews have been a beta feature on many wikis since 2019, and a default feature on some since 2021. Deployment is planned for November 22.

-- For Wikimedia Deutschland’s Technical Wishes team,

Johanna Strodt (WMDE), 13:11, 15 Silimin gɔli November 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Help us improve the editing experience on Wikidata by signing up for our research[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

(apologies for writing in English)

Hello folks,

Wikimedia Deutschland is exploring ways to improve the editing experience on Wikidata in different languages, and would love to hear your feedback.

We are conducting online interviews to learn about your experiences, expectations, and concerns. Here is a sign-up form you can use to express your interest in taking part:

-Thanks Mohammed Abdulai (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 12:24, 21 Silimin gɔli November 2023 (GMT)Reply[{{GENDER :|reply}}]