Wikipedia:Mabiligu dundɔŋ

Diyila Dagbani Wikipedia
(Yɛltɔɣa:Solɔɣu ka di tom m-bahina)


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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
Done! It's working now, thanks! -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 11:21, 15 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)[{{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)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Thank you so much for the invitation.Here is the application for the Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in Ghana. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Alhassan_Mohammed_Awal/Wiki_Loves_Folklore_2022_in_Ghana. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (Yɛltɔɣa) 08:58, 14 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
Many thanks @MarcoAurelio

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

Hello,

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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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]

Thanks.

Musahfm (Yɛltɔɣa) 21:55, 13 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  2. -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 10:01, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  3. Musahfm (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:13, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  4. Alhaj Darajaati (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:22, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  5. Mbo! Naawuni ni ti nasaraShahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:47, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  6. Naawuni yiko ni O nam puuni, nasara nyɛla a dini Achiri Bitamsimli (Yɛltɔɣa) 16:10, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  7. A shiri simdi ni a lebi adiministireeta. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (Yɛltɔɣa) 19:01, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  8. Abubakar280 (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:12, 22 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
  9. ashiri simdili Sir Amugi (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:15, 22 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)[{{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. Hasslaebetch (Yɛltɔɣa) 16:41, 27 Silimin gɔli February 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

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

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

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

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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 neei n daa Adimisstireta tali maa ti Dagbanli Wikipedia ŋɔ zuɣu 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 bɛ tima sɔli.

Shahadusadik[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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Din-nani1[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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Dnshitobu[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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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)[{{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.


Best,

The Campaign Product Team

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

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

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Hello

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)[{{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)[{{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 support@wikilovesfolklore.org 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)[{{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)[{{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 wikimania@wikimedia.org 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]

Hello,

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_)wikimedia.org by May 12, 2023. Read more on Meta-Wiki.

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) 19:00, 26 Silimin gɔli April 2023 (GMT)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{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)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]
Yes. Sure @Mike Peel. I may have missed this important information. I went through the Wikidata game and it looks fine for me. Do you mind if we have a call on this to learn more? Many thanks for the support. Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:56, 3 Silimin gɔli March 2024 (GMT)[{{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.

Best,

RamzyM (WMF), on behalf of the U4C Building Committee, 15:35, 28 Silimin gɔli August 2023 (GMT)[{{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)[{{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,

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.

Best,

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)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Awesome! We look forward to it. Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 19:13, 26 Silimin gɔli December 2023 (GMT)[{{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: https://wikimedia.sslsurvey.de/Wikidata_research_sign_up

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

(New) Feature on Kartographer: Adding geopoints via QID[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Since September 2022, it is possible to create geopoints using a QID. Many wiki contributors have asked for this feature, but it is not being used much. Therefore, we would like to remind you about it. More information can be found on the project page. If you have any comments, please let us know on the talk page. – Best regards, the team of Technical Wishes at Wikimedia Deutschland

Thereza Mengs (WMDE) 12:32, 13 Silimin gɔli December 2023 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Reusing references: Can we look over your shoulder?[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Apologies for writing in English.

The Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Deutschland is planning to make reusing references easier. For our research, we are looking for wiki contributors willing to show us how they are interacting with references.

  • The format will be a 1-hour video call, where you would share your screen. More information here.
  • Interviews can be conducted in English, German or Dutch.
  • Compensation is available.
  • Sessions will be held in January and February.
  • Sign up here if you are interested.
  • Please note that we probably won’t be able to have sessions with everyone who is interested. Our UX researcher will try to create a good balance of wiki contributors, e.g. in terms of wiki experience, tech experience, editing preferences, gender, disability and more. If you’re a fit, she will reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

We’re looking forward to seeing you, Thereza Mengs (WMDE)

Do you use Wikidata in Wikimedia sibling projects? Tell us about your experiences[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English.

Hello, the Wikidata for Wikimedia Projects team at Wikimedia Deutschland would like to hear about your experiences using Wikidata in the sibling projects. If you are interested in sharing your opinion and insights, please consider signing up for an interview with us in this Registration form.
Currently, we are only able to conduct interviews in English.

The front page of the form has more details about what the conversation will be like, including how we would compensate you for your time.

For more information, visit our project issue page where you can also share your experiences in written form, without an interview.
We look forward to speaking with you, Danny Benjafield (WMDE) (talk) 08:53, 5 January 2024 (UTC)

Feminism and Folklore 2024[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Please help translate to your language

Dear Wiki Community,

You are humbly invited to organize the Feminism and Folklore 2024 writing competition from February 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024 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 generated 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 campaign on CampWiz tool.
  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 CampWiz link on the meta project page.

This year, the Wiki Loves Folklore Tech Team has introduced two new tools to enhance support for the campaign. These tools include the Article List Generator by Topic and CampWiz. The Article List Generator by Topic enables users to identify articles on the English Wikipedia that are not present in their native language Wikipedia. Users can customize their selection criteria, and the tool will present a table showcasing the missing articles along with suggested titles. Additionally, users have the option to download the list in both CSV and wikitable formats. Notably, the CampWiz tool will be employed for the project for the first time, empowering users to effectively host the project with a jury. Both tools are now available for use in the campaign. Click here to access these tools

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 2024 International Team

Stay connected  

--MediaWiki message delivery (Yɛltɔɣa) 07:26, 18 Silimin gɔli January 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

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

Please help translate to your language

Dear Wiki Community, You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 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 31st of March.

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) 07:26, 18 Silimin gɔli January 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

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

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Hello all,

I am reaching out to you today to announce that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) Charter is now open. Community members may cast their vote and provide comments about the charter via SecurePoll now through 2 February 2024. Those of you who voiced your opinions during the development of the UCoC Enforcement Guidelines will find this process familiar.

The current version of the U4C Charter is on Meta-wiki with translations available.

Read the charter, go vote and share this note with others in your community. I can confidently say the U4C Building Committee looks forward to your participation.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 18:08, 19 Silimin gɔli January 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Enabling Section Translation: a new mobile translation experience[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Hello Dagbani Wikipedians!

Apologies as this message is not in your language, Please help translate to your language.

The WMF Language team is pleased to let you know about our plans to enable the Section translation tool in Dagbani Wikipedia. For this, our team would want you to read about the tool and test it so you can:

  • Give us your feedback
  • Ask us questions
  • Tell us how to improve it.

Below is background information about Section translation, why we have chosen your community, and how to test it.

Background information

Content Translation has been a successful tool for editors to create content in their language. More than one million articles have been created across all languages since the tool was released in 2015. The Wikimedia Foundation Language team has improved the translation experience further with the Section Translation. The WMF Language team enabled the early version of the tool in February 2021 in Bengali Wikipedia. Through their feedback, the tool was improved and ready for your community to test and provide feedback to make it better.

Section Translation extends the capabilities of Content Translation to support mobile devices. On mobile, the tool will:

  • Guide you to translate one section at a time in order to expand existing articles or create new ones.
  • Make it easy to transfer knowledge across languages anytime from your mobile device.

Dagbani Wikipedia seems an ideal candidate to enjoy this new tool since it has a Content Translation tool enabled by default.

We plan to enable the tool by 15th of February 2024, if there are no objections from your community. After it is enabled, we’ll monitor the content created with the tool and process all the feedback. In any case, feel free to raise any concerns or questions you may already have in any of the following formats:

  • As a reply to this message

Try the tool

Before the enablement, you can try the current implementation of the tool in our testing instance. Once it is enabled on Dagbani Wikipedia, you’ll have access to https://dag.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ContentTranslation with your mobile device. You can select an article to translate, and machine translation will be provided as a starting point for editors to improve.

Provide feedback

Please provide feedback about Section translation in any of the formats you are most comfortable with. We want to hear about your impressions on:

  • The tool
  • What you think about our plans to enable it
  • Your ideas for improving the tool.

Thanks, and we look forward to your feedback.

On behalf of the WMF Language team. UOzurumba (WMF) (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:20, 26 Silimin gɔli January 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Last days to vote on the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Hello all,

I am reaching out to you today to remind you that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) charter will close on 2 February 2024. Community members may cast their vote and provide comments about the charter via SecurePoll. Those of you who voiced your opinions during the development of the UCoC Enforcement Guidelines will find this process familiar.

The current version of the U4C charter is on Meta-wiki with translations available.

Read the charter, go vote and share this note with others in your community. I can confidently say the U4C Building Committee looks forward to your participation.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 17:00, 31 Silimin gɔli January 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Announcing the results of the UCoC Coordinating Committee Charter ratification vote[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Dear all,

Thank you everyone for following the progress of the Universal Code of Conduct. I am writing to you today to announce the outcome of the ratification vote on the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee Charter. 1746 contributors voted in this ratification vote with 1249 voters supporting the Charter and 420 voters not. The ratification vote process allowed for voters to provide comments about the Charter.

A report of voting statistics and a summary of voter comments will be published on Meta-wiki in the coming weeks.

Please look forward to hearing about the next steps soon.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 18:23, 12 Silimin gɔli February 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2024: We are back![mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Please help translate to your language

Hello, dear Wikipedians!

Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the MFA of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, has launched the forth edition of writing challenge "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month", which lasts from 1st until 31st March 2024. 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)

Report of the U4C Charter ratification and U4C Call for Candidates now available[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Hello all,

I am writing to you today with two important pieces of information. First, the report of the comments from the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) Charter ratification is now available. Secondly, the call for candidates for the U4C is open now through April 1, 2024.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members are invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Per the charter, there are 16 seats on the U4C: eight community-at-large seats and eight regional seats to ensure the U4C represents the diversity of the movement.

Read more and submit your application on Meta-wiki.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 16:25, 5 Silimin gɔli March 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Survey about Wikifunctions: we need your input![mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Please help translate to your language!

Hello all! I’m Luca/Sannita, Community Relations Specialist for Wikifunctions, the newest Wikimedia project.

We are currently conducting user research to improve Wikifunctions, and we need your input! You do not need experience with Wikifunctions to participate.

Participation takes the form of an interview, conducted online, in English, using Google Meet, for a duration of about 75 minutes.

To join this study, please fill out this short form as soon as possible. (privacy policy for the survey).

Interviews will start on March 14th, 2024. We are pleased to offer a thank you gift to those who complete the interview. More details about the project will be provided in a follow-up email to those who qualify for this study.

Let me know if there are questions or clarifications needed. Hope you will take part to the study! Sannita (WMF) (Yɛltɔɣa) 15:04, 11 Silimin gɔli March 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees 2024 Selection[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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

Dear all,

This year, the term of 4 (four) Community- and Affiliate-selected Trustees on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees will come to an end [1]. The Board invites the whole movement to participate in this year’s selection process and vote to fill those seats.

The Elections Committee will oversee this process with support from Foundation staff [2]. The Board Governance Committee created a Board Selection Working Group from Trustees who cannot be candidates in the 2024 community- and affiliate-selected trustee selection process composed of Dariusz Jemielniak, Nataliia Tymkiv, Esra'a Al Shafei, Kathy Collins, and Shani Evenstein Sigalov [3]. The group is tasked with providing Board oversight for the 2024 trustee selection process, and for keeping the Board informed. More details on the roles of the Elections Committee, Board, and staff are here [4].

Here are the key planned dates:

  • May 2024: Call for candidates and call for questions
  • June 2024: Affiliates vote to shortlist 12 candidates (no shortlisting if 15 or less candidates apply) [5]
  • June-August 2024: Campaign period
  • End of August / beginning of September 2024: Two-week community voting period
  • October–November 2024: Background check of selected candidates
  • Board's Meeting in December 2024: New trustees seated

Learn more about the 2024 selection process - including the detailed timeline, the candidacy process, the campaign rules, and the voter eligibility criteria - on this Meta-wiki page, and make your plan.

Election Volunteers

Another way to be involved with the 2024 selection process is to be an Election Volunteer. Election Volunteers are a bridge between the Elections Committee and their respective community. They help ensure their community is represented and mobilize them to vote. Learn more about the program and how to join on this Meta-wiki page.

Best regards,

Dariusz Jemielniak (Governance Committee Chair, Board Selection Working Group)

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Results#Elected

[2] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Committee:Elections_Committee_Charter

[3] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Minutes:2023-08-15#Governance_Committee

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_committee/Roles

[5] Even though the ideal number is 12 candidates for 4 open seats, the shortlisting process will be triggered if there are more than 15 candidates because the 1-3 candidates that are removed might feel ostracized and it would be a lot of work for affiliates to carry out the shortlisting process to only eliminate 1-3 candidates from the candidate list.

MPossoupe_(WMF)19:56, 12 Silimin gɔli March 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Dagbani Wikimedians User Group Annual Report 2022-2023[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Dear all,

I am happy to share our annual report for the year 2023. We welcome your comments and feedback.

Read the full report here: Dagbani Wikimedians user group 2022-2023 Annual Report Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 17:10, 13 Silimin gɔli March 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

The Vector 2022 skin as the default[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Hello. I'm writing on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Web team. This week, we will make the Vector 2022 skin the default on this wiki.

We were working on it between 2019 and 2022. It is already the default on most wikis.

It will 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

[Why is a change necessary] The current default skin meets the needs of the readers and editors as these were 14-15 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?

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.

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) (Yɛltɔɣa) 17:15, 25 Silimin gɔli March 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]


Tech News: 2024-13[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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Tech News: 2024-14[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Vote now to select members of the first U4C[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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Dear all,

I am writing to you to let you know the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is open now through May 9, 2024. Read the information on the voting page on Meta-wiki to learn more about voting and voter eligibility.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members were invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Please share this message with members of your community so they can participate as well.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 20:20, 25 Silimin gɔli April 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Sign up for the language community meeting on May 31st, 16:00 UTC[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

Hello all,

The next language community meeting is scheduled in a few weeks - May 31st at 16:00 UTC. If you're interested, you can sign up on this wiki page.

This is a participant-driven meeting, where we share language-specific updates related to various projects, collectively discuss technical issues related to language wikis, and work together to find possible solutions. For example, in the last meeting, the topics included the machine translation service (MinT) and the languages and models it currently supports, localization efforts from the Kiwix team, and technical challenges with numerical sorting in files used on Bengali Wikisource.

Do you have any ideas for topics to share technical updates related to your project? Any problems that you would like to bring for discussion during the meeting? Do you need interpretation support from English to another language? Please reach out to me at ssethi(__AT__)wikimedia.org and add agenda items to the document here.

We look forward to your participation!

MediaWiki message delivery 21:22, 14 Silimin gɔli May 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]

Feedback invited on Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle[mali mi di yibu sheena n-niŋ]

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Dear community members,

The Community Affairs Committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees invites you to give feedback on a draft Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle. This draft Procedure outlines proposed steps and requirements for opening and closing Wikimedia Sibling Projects, and aims to ensure any newly approved projects are set up for success. This is separate from the procedures for opening or closing language versions of projects, which is handled by the Language Committee or closing projects policy.

You can find the details on this page, as well as the ways to give your feedback from today until the end of the day on June 23, 2024, anywhere on Earth.

You can also share information about this with the interested project communities you work with or support, and you can also help us translate the procedure into more languages, so people can join the discussions in their own language.

On behalf of the CAC,

RamzyM (WMF) 02:25, 22 Silimin gɔli May 2024 (GMT)[{{GENDER :|reply}}]