Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #2 ترمیم

Hello,
The second edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have started a logistics assessment. The objective of the survey is to collect relevant information about the logistics of the Indian Wikimedia community members who are willing to participate in the event. Please spend a few minutes to fill this form.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 01:40، 17 دسمبر 2020ء (م ع و)

Submission Open for Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 ترمیم

Sorry for writing this message in English - feel free to help us translating it

Hello,

We are excited to announce that submission for session proposals has been opened for Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021, the upcoming online wiki-event which is to be conducted from 19 – 21 February 2021 during the occasion of International Mother Language Day. The submission will remain open until 24 January 2021.

You can submit your session proposals here -
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Wikimeet_India_2021/Submissions
Click here to Submit Your session proposals

A program team has been formed recently from highly experienced Wikimedia volunteers within and outside India. It is currently under the process of expansion to include more diversity in the team. The team will evaluate the submissions, accept, modify or reject them, design and finalise the program schedule by the end of January 2021. Details about the team will come soon.

We are sure that you will share some of your most inspiring stories and conduct some really exciting sessions during the event. Best of luck for your submissions!

Regards,
Jayanta
On behalf of WMWM India 2021

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #3 ترمیم

Hello,
Happy New Year! The third edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have opened proposals for session submissions. If you want to conduct a session during the event, you can propose it here before 24 Jamuary 2021.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page. -- MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:56، 1 جنوری 2021ء (م ع و)

Wikipedia 20th anniversary celebration edit-a-thon ترمیم

 

Dear all,

We hope you are doing well. As you know, CIS-A2K is running a series of mini edit-a-thons. Two mini edit-a-thons has been completed successfully with your participation. On 15 January 2021, Wikipedia has its 20th birthday and we are celebrating this occasion by creating or developing articles regarding encyclopedias including Wikipedia. It has started today (9 January 2021) and will run till tomorrow (10 January 2021). We are requesting you to take part in it and provide some of your time. For more information, you can visit here. Happy editing. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:54, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #4 ترمیم

Hello,
Happy New Year! The fourth edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have opened the registration for participation for this event. If you want to participate in the event, you can register yourself here before 16 February 2021.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page.MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:12، 17 جنوری 2021ء (م ع و)

[Small wiki toolkits] Understanding the technical challenges ترمیم

Greetings, hope this message finds you all in the best of your health, and you are staying safe amid the ongoing crisis.

Firstly, to give you context, Small wiki toolkits (SWT) is an initiative to support small wiki communities, to learn and share technical and semi-technical skills to support, maintain, and grow. In India, a series of workshops were conducted last year, and they received good response. They are being continued this year, and the first session is: Understanding the technical challenges of wikis (by Birgit): Brainstorming about technical challenges faced by contributors contributing to language projects related to South Asia. The session is on 24 January 2021, at 18:00 to 19:30 (India time), 18:15 to 19:45 (Nepal time), and 18:30 to 20:00 pm (Bangladesh time).

You can register yourself by visiting this page! This discussion will be crucial to decide topics for future workshops. Community members are also welcome to suggest topics for future workshops anytime at https://w.wiki/t8Q. If you have any questions, please contact us on the talk page here. MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:39، 19 جنوری 2021ء (م ع و)

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

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

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

Please let us your inputs on workshops talk page, before 7 February 2021. You can also let me know your inputs by emailing me or pinging me here in this section. Please note that you do not need to have any programming knowledge for this workshop or to give input. Regards, KCVelaga 13:45، 28 جنوری 2021ء (م ع و)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now (February 2021) ترمیم

Hello Wikimedians!

 
The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up to access research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Taxmann – Taxation and law database
  • PNAS – Official journal of the National Academy of Sciences
  • EBSCO – New Arabic and Spanish language databases added

We have a wide array of other collections available, and a significant number now no longer require individual applications to access! Read more in our blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!

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

--12:57، 1 فروری 2021ء (م ع و)

Call for feedback: WMF Community Board seats & Office hours tomorrow ترمیم

(sorry for posting in English)

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) 16:31، 1 فروری 2021ء (م ع و)

Research Needs Assessment for Indian Language Wikimedia (ILW) Projects ترمیم

Dear All,

The Access to Knowledge (A2K) team at CIS has been engaged with work on research on Indian language Wikimedia projects as part of the APG since 2019. This year, following up on our learnings from work so far, we are undertaking a needs assessment exercise to understand a) the awareness about research within Indian language Wikimedia communities, and identify existing projects if any, and b) to gather community inputs on knowledge gaps and priority areas of focus, and the role of research in addressing the same.

We would therefore request interested community members to respond to the needs assessment questionnaire here:
Click here to respond

Please respond in any Indian language as suitable. The deadline for this exercise is February 20, 2021. For any queries do write to us on the CIS-A2K research talk page here MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:08، 3 فروری 2021ء (م ع و)


  • Hello, thanks to those who have submitted responses to this needs assessment. We want to inform you that the deadline to share your response has been extended till 5 March 2021. Click here to respond.Thanks.

BhuvanaMeenakshi(CIS-A2K) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 06:49، 24 فروری 2021ء (م ع و)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #5 ترمیم

Hello,
Greetings!! The fifth edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have opened the registration for participation for this event. If you want to participate in the event, you can register yourself here before 16 February 2021.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page.
MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:49، 3 فروری 2021ء (م ع و)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #5 ترمیم

Hello,
Greetings!! The fifth edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have opened the registration for participation for this event. If you want to participate in the event, you can register yourself here before 16 February 2021.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page.
MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:53، 3 فروری 2021ء (م ع و)

[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 February ترمیم

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

Details of the workshop are as follows:

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

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

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, 10:11، 18 فروری 2021ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter February 2021 ترمیم

 

Hello,
CIS-A2K has published their newsletter for the month of February 2021. The edition includes details about these topics:

  • Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021
  • Online Meeting with Punjabi Wikimedians
  • Marathi Language Day
  • Wikisource Audiobooks workshop
  • 2021-22 Proposal Needs Assessment
  • CIS-A2K Team changes
  • Research Needs Assessment
  • Gender gap case study
  • International Mother Language Day

Please read the complete newsletter here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe this newsletter, click here.

MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:24، 8 مارچ 2021ء (م ع و)

WMF Community Board seats: Upcoming panel discussions ترمیم

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

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

Let me know if you have any questions, KCVelaga (WMF), 08:36، 10 مارچ 2021ء (م ع و)

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

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

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

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, 07:01، 16 مارچ 2021ء (م ع و)

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

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

Details of the workshop are as follows:

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

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

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, 15:52، 19 اپریل 2021ء (م ع و)

[upcoming deployment] Growth team features ترمیم

Hello! Sorry to use English. Please help translate to your language.

I'm Trizek (WMF). I work as a community relations specialist for the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm here to share a message from the Growth team.

As you may already know, the Growth team's goal is to create features that would help newcomers. Our goal is to help newcomers when they edit for the first time and also to increase the retention of new editors. Several wikis already have these features since a long time now. Working with these wikis, the Growth team found evidence of the efficiency of these new features.

These features will be available for all new accounts on your Wikipedia starting on May 19. This way your Wikipedia will offer more options for newcomers to make good first edits and become community members.

Which features? ترمیم

 
The newcomer homepage (here on Portuguese Wikipedia, displayed in English)

We have created several features to help them, and also to help community members who help them :

  • Newcomer homepage: a new special page, the best place for a newcomer to get started. Please visit it at خاص:Homepage It includes:
    • Newcomer tasks: a feed of task suggestions that help newcomers learn to edit. Newcomers have been making productive edits through this feed! Know more about this tool.
    • Mentorship module [optional]: each newcomers has a direct link to an experienced user (see below). This way, they can ask questions about editing Wikipedia, less the need to find where to ask for assistance.
    • Impact module: the user sees how many pages views articles they edit received. Have a look at خاص:Impact for yours!
  • Help panel: a platform to provide resources to newcomers while they are editing. If they do some suggested tasks, they are guided step-by-step on the process of editing.
  • Welcome Survey: communities can know why newcomers create an account on Wikipedia. You can see it at خاص:WelcomeSurvey.

The features available right now in your preferences (here and there) so that you can try them. They are not yet visible to newcomers.

How to help? ترمیم

First, we need help to translate the features. At the moment, most of the messages newcomers will see on your Wikipedia are in English, some of them have been translated using machine translation. Please help translate the interface (done on translatewiki.net. It needs a specific account).

Also, I need your help checking on the configuration the team setups as default. Please try the features and let us know if something questions you.

Newcomers tasks are based on templates to suggest edits to newcomers. You can check the templates used on میڈیاویکی:NewcomerTasks.json. You can also change the templates and the help links defined there. Several templates can be added for the same task.

It you are familiar with Phabricator, here is the ticket with all the information we used for the deployment. Please have a look at it. You can suggest changes by replying to this message.

If you wish to, you can create a list of mentors. This will activate the optional Mentorship module. Please format the list following the guidance. You need at least one mentor for each 500 new accounts created monthly on your wiki (3 mentors minimum). Are you hesitant to become a mentor? Please check the resources we have written based on other mentors' experiences. Please tell us if you are interested by creating a mentor list!

Let me know if you have any question about this deployment. Of course, please move or share this message if needed.

آپ کا شکریہ! Trizek (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 13:16، 4 مئی 2021ء (م ع و)

Call for Election Volunteers: 2021 WMF Board elections ترمیم

Hello all,

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

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

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

Check out more details about Election Volunteers and add your name next to the community you will support in this table. We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer, even better if there are two or more sharing the work. If you have any queries, please ping me under this message or email me. Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) 05:21، 12 مئی 2021ء (م ع و)

Wikimania 2021: Individual Program Submissions ترمیم

 

Dear all,

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

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

Below are some links to guide you through;

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

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

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

Best regards,

MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 04:18، 16 جون 2021ء (م ع و)

On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team

Candidates from South Asia for 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

Let me know if you need any information or support.

Thank you, KCVelaga (WMF) 10:03، 19 جون 2021ء (م ع و)

Internet Support for Wikimedians in India 2021 ترمیم

 

Dear Wikimedians,

A2K has started an internet support program for the Wikimedians in India from 1 June 2021. This will continue till 31 August 2021. It is a part of Project Tiger, this time we started with the internet support, writing contest and other things that will follow afterwards. Currently, in this first phase applications for the Internet are being accepted.

For applying for the support, please visit the link.

After the committee's response, support will be provided. For more information please visit the event page (linked above). Before applying please read the criteria and the application procedure carefully.

Stay safe, stay connected. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:09, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Editing news 2021 #2 ترمیم

14:14، 24 جون 2021ء (م ع و)

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021 ترمیم

 

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

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

Best wishes,
Wiki Loves Women Team
17:46، 11 جولائی 2021ء (م ع و)

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

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

KCVelaga (WMF), 10:00، 19 جولائی 2021ء (م ع و)

2021 WMF Board election postponed until August 18th ترمیم

Hello all,

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

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

Thanks for your patience, KCVelaga (WMF), 03:49، 3 اگست 2021ء (م ع و)

Grants Strategy Relaunch 2020–2021 India call ترمیم

Namaskara,

A Grants Strategy Relaunch 2020–2021 India call will take place on Sunday, 8 August 2021 at 7 pm IST with an objective to narrate and discuss the changes in the Wikimedia Grants relaunch strategy process.

Tanveer Hasan will be the primary speaker in the call discussing the grants strategy and answering questions related to that. You are invited to attend the call.

Why you may consider joining

Let's start with answering "why"? You may find this call helpful and may consider joining if—

  • You are a Wikimedia grant recipient (rapid grant, project grant, conference grant etc.)
  • You are thinking of applying for any of the mentioned grants.
  • You are a community/affiliate leader/contact person, and your community needs information about the proposed grants programs.
  • You are interested to know about the program for any other reason or you have questions.

In brief,

As grants are very important part of our program and activities, as an individual or a community/user group member/leader you may consider joining to know more—

  • about the proposed programs,
  • the changes and how are they going to affect individuals/communities
  • or to ask your questions.

Event page:Grants Strategy Relaunch 2020–2021 India call

We request you to add your name in the participants list here.

If you find this interesting, please inform your community/user group so that interested Wikimedians can join the call.

Thank you,

Tito Dutta

Access to Knowledge,CIS-A2K

New Wikipedia Library collections and design update (August 2021) ترمیم

Hello Wikimedians!

 
The TWL OWL says log in today!

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

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

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

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

--The Wikipedia Library Team 13:23، 11 اگست 2021ء (م ع و)

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

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Election is open: 18 - 31 August 2021 ترمیم

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

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

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

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding voting. KCVelaga (WMF), 06:11، 18 اگست 2021ء (م ع و)

Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement draft guidelines review ترمیم

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

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

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

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

Summaries of discussions will be posted every two weeks here.

Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 06:24، 18 اگست 2021ء (م ع و)

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

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

Here are the links that might be useful for voting.

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

Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 05:40، 29 اگست 2021ء (م ع و)

Results of 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections ترمیم

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

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

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

Read the full announcement here. MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 02:56، 8 ستمبر 2021ء (م ع و)

Universal Code of Conduct EDGR conversation hour for South Asia ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

You can also attend the global round table sessions hosted on 18 September - more details can be found on this page. MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:47، 10 ستمبر 2021ء (م ع و)

Movement Charter Drafting Committee - Community Elections to take place October 11 - 24 ترمیم

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

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

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

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

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

Best, RamzyM (WMF) 02:46، 22 ستمبر 2021ء (م ع و)

Mahatma Gandhi 2021 edit-a-thon to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary ترمیم

 
Mahatma Gandhi 2021 edit-a-thon

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. Glad to inform you that A2K is going to conduct a mini edit-a-thon to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. It is the second iteration of Mahatma Gandhi mini edit-a-thon. The edit-a-thon will be on the same dates 2nd and 3rd October (Weekend). During the last iteration, we had created or developed or uploaded content related to Mahatma Gandhi. This time, we will create or develop content about Mahatma Gandhi and any article directly related to the Indian Independence movement. The list of articles is given on the event page. Feel free to add more relevant articles to the list. The event is not restricted to any single Wikimedia project. For more information, you can visit the event page and if you have any questions or doubts email me at nitesh cis-india · org. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:19، 24 ستمبر 2021ء (م ع و)

Voting period to elect members of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee is now open ترمیم

Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter drafting committee is now open. In total, 70 Wikimedians from around the world are running for 7 seats in these elections.

Voting is open from October 12 to October 24, 2021.

The committee will consist of 15 members in total: The online communities vote for 7 members, 6 members will be selected by the Wikimedia affiliates through a parallel process, and 2 members will be appointed by the Wikimedia Foundation. The plan is to assemble the committee by November 1, 2021.

Learn about each candidate to inform your vote in the language that you prefer: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Candidates>

Learn about the Drafting Committee: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee>

We are piloting a voting advice application for this election. Click yourself through the tool and you will see which candidate is closest to you! Check at <https://mcdc-election-compass.toolforge.org/>

Read the full announcement: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>

Go vote at SecurePoll on: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>

Best,

Movement Strategy & Governance Team, Wikimedia Foundation

05:50، 13 اکتوبر 2021ء (م ع و)

Meet the new Movement Charter Drafting Committee members ترمیم

مزید زبانیںPlease help translate to your language

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

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

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

With thanks from the Movement Strategy and Governance team,
RamzyM (WMF) 02:27، 2 نومبر 2021ء (م ع و)

Maryana’s Listening Tour ― South Asia ترمیم

Hello everyone,

As a part of the Wikimedia Foundation Chief Executive Officer Maryana’s Listening Tour, a meeting is scheduled for conversation with communities in South Asia. Maryana Iskander will be the guest of the session and she will interact with South Asian communities or Wikimedians. For more information please visit the event page here. The meet will be on Friday 26 November 2021 - 1:30 pm UTC [7:00 pm IST].

We invite you to join the meet. The session will be hosted on Zoom and will be recorded. Please fill this short form, if you are interested to attend the meet. Registration form link is here.

Festive Season 2021 edit-a-thon ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K started a series of mini edit-a-thons in 2020. This year, we had conducted Mahatma Gandhi 2021 edit-a-thon so far. Now, we are going to be conducting a Festive Season 2021 edit-a-thon which will be its second iteration. During this event, we encourage you to create, develop, update or edit data, upload files on Wikimedia Commons or Wikipedia articles etc. This event will take place on 11 and 12 December 2021. Be ready to participate and develop content on your local Wikimedia projects. Thank you.

on behalf of the organising committee

MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:46، 10 دسمبر 2021ء (م ع و)

First Newsletter: Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022 ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

We are glad to inform you that the second iteration of Wikimedia Wikimeet India is going to be organised in February. This is an upcoming online wiki event that is to be conducted from 18 to 20 February 2022 to celebrate International Mother Language Day. The planning of the event has already started and there are many opportunities for Wikimedians to volunteer in order to help make it a successful event. The major announcement is that submissions for sessions has opened from today until a month (until 23 January 2022). You can propose your session here. For more updates and how you can get involved in the same, please read the first newsletter

If you want regular updates regarding the event on your talk page, please add your username here. You will get the next newsletter after 15 days. Please get involved in the event discussions, open tasks and so on.

MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 14:58، 23 دسمبر 2021ء (م ع و)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

رانی ددا چند حقائق ترمیم

کنگنا راناوت نے کچھ دنوں قبل اک فلم کا اعلان کیا

جس کا نام ہے  ددّا  رانی:کشمیر کی اک جنگجو (didda: the warrior of kashmi)

اس نام سے بہت کم لوگ واقف ہوں گے، یہ دسویں صدی کی سفاک اور بے رحم حکمراں شمار کی جاتی ہے،

اس پر بن رہی  فلم کے سیکویئل میں کہا گیا ہے،
کہ    ”کشمیر کی ملکہ ددّا  کی سچی کہانی سنائی جائے گی،جس نے  دو بار محمود غزنوی کو شکست ِفاش دی تھی “

قابل ِذکر بات یہ ہے کہ کشمیر کی قدیم اور ابتدایی تاریخ بہت ہی دھوندلی ہے، قدیم ماخذ کے طور پر صرف کلہن راج کی تصنیف کردہ ”راج ترنگنی“ ہے، خیر سے تاریخِ کشمیر کو چار ادوار میں تقسیم کیا جاتاہے،(۱)ہندوراجاوؤں کا عہد (۲)مسلم سلاطین کا عہد (۳)عہدِ مغلیہ (۴)اور پٹھانوں کا دور۔ ہندو راجاوؤں کے عہد میں تقریبا ڈیڑھ سو حکمراں تخت پر براجمان ہویے،جن کا ذکر کلہن نے راج ترنگنی میں کیا ہے،انہیں میں سے ایک لوہرا خاندان کی”ددّا رانی“ ہے، اسکے والد”ہیمہ شاہ (َسِمہا راج)لہرکوٹ کے راجہ تھے

اس کی  پیدائش 924عیسوی  میں ہوئی،کہا جاتا ہے،کہ رانی ددّا حسین وجمیل تھی،لیکن  لنگڑی تھی،

،، 26سال کی عمر میں راجہ کھیمہ گپت سے شادی ہوئی، یہ راجہ عیش و عشرت کا دلدادہ تھا،جوا کھیلنا،شکار کرنا اس کا محبوب مشغلہ تھا، نتیجتا رانی ددّا تخت شاہی پر پوری طرح سے حاوی ہوگئی،اور بعد کے دنوں میں بادشاہت کی لالچ میں اپنے پوتوں (نندی گپت،تربھون گپت) کو مارنے سے بھی دریغ نہیں کیا،آخر ِعمر میں جب ضعیفی نے زور پکڑا، تو اپنے بھانجے سنگرام راج کو تاج تخت سونپ دیا،کیوں کہ اپنے جانشینوں کو وہ پہلے ہی ٹھکانے لگا چکی تھی،

غرضیکہ  تا عمر ِضعیفی پوری سلطنت کے سیاہ و سپید کی  مالک یہ خود تھی،

گویا کہ ددّا رانی نے درپردہ اور کھل کر کل ۲۲سال حکومت کی، ۹۷ سال کی عمر میں 1003عیسوی میں اس کا انتقال ہوا، بہر حال: فلم کے سیکوئل میں کہا گیا ہے کہ راانی ددّا نے محمود غزنوی کو دو مرتبہ شکست سے دو چار کیا،

حالاں کہ محمود نے کشمیر پر حملہ 1015 عیسوی میں کیا                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (بمطابق:انگلش ویکی پیڈیا)

اوردارالمصنفین اعظم گڈھ سے شائع شدہ کتاب ”کشمیر سلاطین کے عہد میں“‘ کے مطابق محمود نے 1014 عیسوی میں حملہ کیا، محمود کے اس حملے سے بہت پہلے رانی ددّا راہی ِعدم ہوچکی تھی لہذا یہ کہنا کہ رانی ددا نے دو مرتبہ محمود غزنوی کو شکست سے دوچار کیا، تاریخی شواہد کی بنیاد پر غلط ہے۔

Upcoming Call for Feedback about the Board of Trustees elections ترمیم

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:37، 28 دسمبر 2021ء (م ع و)

Second Newsletter: Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022 ترمیم

Good morning Wikimedians,

Happy New Year! Hope you are doing well and safe. It's time to update you regarding Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022, the second iteration of Wikimedia Wikimeet India which is going to be conducted in February. Please note the dates of the event, 18 to 20 February 2022. The submissions has opened from 23 December until 23 January 2022. You can propose your session here. We want a few proposals from Indian communities or Wikimedians. For more updates and how you can get involved in the same, please read the second newsletter

If you want regular updates regarding the event on your talk page, please add your username here. You will get the next newsletter after 15 days. Please get involved in the event discussions, open tasks and so on.

MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 05:39، 8 جنوری 2022ء (م ع و)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Call for Feedback about the Board of Trustees elections is now open ترمیم

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join the conversation.

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:19، 12 جنوری 2022ء (م ع و)

Please note an additional question has now been added. There are also several proposals from participants to review and discuss. CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 06:59، 22 جنوری 2022ء (م ع و)

Question about the Affiliates' role for the Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections ترمیم

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

Hello,

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

How should affiliates participate in elections?

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

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

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

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

Join the conversation.

Best regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 06:59، 22 جنوری 2022ء (م ع و)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 5 ترمیم

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


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

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

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

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:21، 19 جنوری 2022ء (م ع و)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022 Postponed ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

We want to give you an update related to Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022. Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022 (or WMWM2022) was to be conducted from 18 to 20 February 2022 and is postponed now.

Currently, we are seeing a new wave of the pandemic that is affecting many people around. Although WMWM is an online event, it has multiple preparation components such as submission, registration, RFC etc which require community involvement.

We feel this may not be the best time for extensive community engagement. We have also received similar requests from Wikimedians around us. Following this observation, please note that we are postponing the event, and the new dates will be informed on the mailing list and on the event page. Although the main WMWM is postponed, we may conduct a couple of brief calls/meets (similar to the Stay safe, stay connected call) on the mentioned date, if things go well.

We'll also get back to you about updates related to WMWM once the situation is better. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:27، 27 جنوری 2022ء (م ع و)

Nitesh Gill

on behalf of WMWM

Centre for Internet and Society

CIS - A2K Newsletter January 2022 ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

Please find the newsletter here. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:17، 4 فروری 2022ء (م ع و)

Nitesh Gill (CIS-A2K)

[Announcement] Leadership Development Task Force ترمیم

Dear community members,

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

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

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

Where to share feedback?

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

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

Date & Time

Thanks for your time.

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:07، 9 فروری 2022ء (م ع و)

International Mother Language Day 2022 edit-a-thon ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K announced International Mother Language Day mini edit-a-thon which is going to take place on 19 & 20 February 2022. The motive of conducting this edit-a-thon is to celebrate International Mother Language Day.

This time we will celebrate the day by creating & developing articles on local Wikimedia projects, such as proofreading the content on Wikisource, items that need to be created on Wikidata [edit Labels & Descriptions], some language-related content must be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons and so on. It will be a two-days long edit-a-thon to increase content about languages or related to languages. Anyone can participate in this event and users can add their names to the given link. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 13:08، 15 فروری 2022ء (م ع و)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement Guidelines & Ratification Vote ترمیم

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

Details:

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

What’s next?

#1 Community Conversations

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

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

#2 Ratification Voting

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

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

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

Thank you. CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 15:47، 22 فروری 2022ء (م ع و)

The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now closed ترمیم

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance
CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:26، 5 مارچ 2022ء (م ع و)

UCoC Enforcement Guidelines Ratification Vote Begins (7 - 21 March 2022) ترمیم

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

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

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

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:18، 7 مارچ 2022ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter February 2022 ترمیم

 

Dear Wikimedians,

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

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming Events

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:58, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Pune Nadi Darshan 2022: A campaign cum photography contest ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings for the Holi festival! CIS-A2K is glad to announce a campaign cum photography contest, Pune Nadi Darshan 2022, organised jointly by Rotary Water Olympiad and CIS-A2K on the occasion of ‘World Water Week’. This is a pilot campaign to document the rivers in the Pune district on Wikimedia Commons. The campaign period is from 16 March to 16 April 2022.


Under this campaign, participants are expected to click and upload the photos of rivers in the Pune district on the following topics -

  • Beauty of rivers in Pune district
  • Flora & fauna of rivers in Pune district
  • Religious & cultural places around rivers in Pune district
  • Human activities at rivers in Pune district
  • Constructions on rivers in Pune district
  • River Pollution in Pune district

Please visit the event page for more details. We welcome your participation in this campaign. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:19، 15 مارچ 2022ء (م ع و)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement guidelines ratification voting is now closed ترمیم

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

Greetings,

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

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

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

Best regards,

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 09:58، 23 مارچ 2022ء (م ع و)

Announcing Indic Hackathon 2022 and Scholarship Applications ترمیم

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

In this regard, we would like to invite community members who would like to attend in-person to fill out a form for scholarship application by 17 April, which is available on the event page. Please note that the hackathon won’t be focusing on training of new skills, and it is expected that applications have some experience/knowledge contributing to technical areas of the Wikimedia movement. Please post on the event talk page if you have any queries. MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:31، 7 اپریل 2022ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter March 2022 ترمیم

 

Dear Wikimedians,

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

Conducted events
Ongoing events

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:33, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Extension of Pune Nadi Darshan 2022: A campaign cum photography contest ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

As you already know, Pune Nadi Darshan is a campaign cum photography contest on Wikimedia Commons organised jointly by Rotary Water Olympiad and CIS-A2K. The contest started on 16 March on the occasion of World Water Week and received a good response from citizens as well as organisations working on river issues.

Taking into consideration the feedback from the volunteers and organisations about extending the deadline of 16 April, the organisers have decided to extend the contest till 16 May 2022. Some leading organisations have also shown interest in donating their archive and need a sufficient time period for the process.

We are still mainly using these topics which are mentioned below.

  • Beauty of rivers in Pune district
  • Flora & fauna of rivers in Pune district
  • Religious & cultural places around rivers in Pune district
  • Human activities at rivers in Pune district
  • Constructions on rivers in Pune district
  • River Pollution in Pune district

Anyone can participate still now, so, we appeal to all Wikimedians to contribute to this campaign to enrich river-related content on Wikimedia Commons. For more information, you can visit the event page.

Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:58, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Join the South Asia / ESEAP Annual Plan Meeting with Maryana Iskander ترمیم

Dear community members,

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

The conversations are about these questions:

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

Date and Time

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

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:29، 17 اپریل 2022ء (م ع و)

Enabling Section Translation: a new mobile translation experience ترمیم

Hello Urdu Wikipedians

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

The WMF Language team is pleased to let you know that we will like to enable the Section translation tool in Urdu Wikipedia. For this, our team will love 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 in Bengali Wikipedia. Through their feedback, the tool was improved and ready for your community to test and help us with 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

Urdu Wikipedia seems an ideal candidate to enjoy this new tool since data shows significant mobile editing activity

We plan to enable the tool on Urdu Wikipedia in the coming week 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

Try the tool

Before the enablement, you can try the current implementation of the tool in our testing instance. Once it is enabled on Urdu Wikipedia, you’ll have access to https://ur.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 and questions

 On behalf of the WMF Language team UOzurumba (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:47، 20 اپریل 2022ء (م ع و)

PS: Sending your feedback or questions in English is particularly appreciated. But, you can still send them in the language of your choice.

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now - April 2022 ترمیم

Hello Wikimedians!

 
The TWL owl says sign up today!

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

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

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

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: log in today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 13:17، 26 اپریل 2022ء (م ع و)

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

Call for Candidates: 2022 Board of Trustees Election ترمیم

Dear community members,

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

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

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

Kindly submit your candidacy to join the Board of Trustees. CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 09:05، 29 اپریل 2022ء (م ع و)

Editing news 2022 #1 ترمیم

Read this in another languageSubscription list for this multilingual newsletter

 
New editors were more successful with this new tool.

The New topic tool helps editors create new ==Sections== on discussion pages. New editors are more successful with this new tool. You can read the report. Soon, the Editing team will offer this to all editors at the 20 Wikipedias that participated in the test. You will be able to turn it off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion.

Whatamidoing (WMF) 18:55، 2 مئی 2022ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter April 2022 ترمیم

 

Dear Wikimedians,

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

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:47, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022 - Call for Election Volunteers ترمیم

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

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

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

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

Election volunteers will help in the following areas:

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

Volunteers should:

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

Do you want to be an election volunteer and ensure your community is represented in the vote? Sign up here to receive updates. You can use the talk page for questions about translation.
CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:39، 12 مئی 2022ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter May 2022 ترمیم

 

Dear Wikimedians,

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

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming event

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

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

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

June Month Celebration 2022 edit-a-thon ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K announced June month mini edit-a-thon which is going to take place on 25 & 26 June 2022 (on this weekend). The motive of conducting this edit-a-thon is to celebrate June Month which is also known as pride month.

This time we will celebrate the month, which is full of notable days, by creating & developing articles on local Wikimedia projects, such as proofreading the content on Wikisource if there are any, items that need to be created on Wikidata [edit Labels & Descriptions], some June month related content must be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons and so on. It will be a two-days long edit-a-thon to increase content about the month of June or related to its days, directly or indirectly. Anyone can participate in this event and the link you can find here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:46, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Propose statements for the 2022 Election Compass ترمیم

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Hi all,

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

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

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

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

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

Regards,

Movement Strategy & Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:29، 12 جولائی 2022ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter June 2022 ترمیم

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about June 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events

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

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:23, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Board of Trustees - Affiliate Voting Results ترمیم

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Dear community members,

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

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

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

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

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 09:06، 20 جولائی 2022ء (م ع و)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 7 ترمیم

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 7, July-September 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the 7th issue of Movement Strategy and Governance newsletter! The newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the implementation of Wikimedia's Movement Strategy recommendations, other relevant topics regarding Movement governance, as well as different projects and activities supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The MSG Newsletter is delivered quarterly, while the more frequent Movement Strategy Weekly will be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Movement sustainability: Wikimedia Foundation's annual sustainability report has been published. (continue reading)
  • Improving user experience: recent improvements on the desktop interface for Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Safety and inclusion: updates on the revision process of the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines. (continue reading)
  • Equity in decisionmaking: reports from Hubs pilots conversations, recent progress from the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, and a new white paper for futures of participation in the Wikimedia movement. (continue reading)
  • Stakeholders coordination: launch of a helpdesk for Affiliates and volunteer communities working on content partnership. (continue reading)
  • Leadership development: updates on leadership projects by Wikimedia movement organizers in Brazil and Cape Verde. (continue reading)
  • Internal knowledge management: launch of a new portal for technical documentation and community resources. (continue reading)
  • Innovate in free knowledge: high-quality audiovisual resources for scientific experiments and a new toolkit to record oral transcripts. (continue reading)
  • Evaluate, iterate, and adapt: results from the Equity Landscape project pilot (continue reading)
  • Other news and updates: a new forum to discuss Movement Strategy implementation, upcoming Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, a new podcast to discuss Movement Strategy, and change of personnel for the Foundation's Movement Strategy and Governance team. (continue reading)

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 13:01، 24 جولائی 2022ء (م ع و)


Vote for Election Compass Statements ترمیم

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Dear community members,

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

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

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

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

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

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:07، 26 جولائی 2022ء (م ع و)

Delay of Board of Trustees Election ترمیم

Dear community members,

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards,

Matanya, on behalf of the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:43، 15 اگست 2022ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter July 2022 ترمیم


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

 

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

WikiConference India 2023: Initial conversations ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, 06:39، 24 اگست 2022ء (م ع و)

2022 Board of Trustees Community Voting Period is now Open ترمیم

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Dear community members,

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

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

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:47، 26 اگست 2022ء (م ع و)

The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting is about to close ترمیم

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Hello,

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

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 13:22، 1 ستمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct ترمیم

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conversation hours

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

~ On behalf of the UCoC project team.

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:53، 13 ستمبر 2022ء (م ع و) CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:53، 13 ستمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

WikiConference India 2023: Proposal to WMF ترمیم

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, 07:36، 19 ستمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

WikiConference India 2023: Proposal to WMF ترمیم

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, 10:08، 19 ستمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter August 2022 ترمیم


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

 

Dear Wikimedians,

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

Conducted events
Ongoing events
  • Impact report
Upcoming events

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

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

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

CIS-A2K Newsletter September 2022 ترمیم


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

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. Here is the CIS-A2K's for the month of September Newsletter, a few conducted events are updated in it. Through this message, A2K shares its September 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:43، 15 اکتوبر 2022ء (م ع و)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

CIS-A2K Newsletter October 2022 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of October. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its October 2022 work. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Upcoming event

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 09:48، 7 نومبر 2022ء (م ع و)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Indic Wikisource proofread-a-thon November 2022 ترمیم

Sorry for writing this message in English - feel free to help us translate it

 

Dear Proofreader,
Thank you and congratulation to you for your participation and support last year. The CIS-A2K has been conducted again this year Online Indic Wikisource proofread-a-thon November 2022 to enrich our Indian classic literature in digital format.

WHAT DO YOU NEED

  • Booklist: a collection of books to be proofread. Kindly help us to find some books in your language. The book should not be available on any third-party website with Unicode formatted text. Please collect the books and add our event page book list. You should follow the copyright guideline described here. After finding the book, you should check the pages of the book and create <pagelist/>.
  • Participants: Kindly sign your name at Participants section if you wish to participate in this event.
  • Reviewer: Kindly promote yourself as administrator/reviewer of this proofreadthon and add your proposal here. The administrator/reviewers could participate in this Proofreadthon.
  • Some social media coverage: I would request to all Indic Wikisource community members, please spread the news to all social media channels, we always try to convince your Wikipedia/Wikisource to use their SiteNotice. Of course, you must also use your own Wikisource site notice.
  • Some awards: There may be some award/prize given by CIS-A2K.
  • A way to count validated and proofread pages:Indic Wikisource Contest Tools
  • Time : Proofreadthon will run: from 14 November 2022 00.01 to 30 Novemeber 2022 23.59 (IST)
  • Rules and guidelines: The basic rules and guideline have described here
  • Scoring: The details scoring method have described here

I really hope many Indic Wikisources will be present this time.

Thanks for your attention
Jayanta (CIS-A2K)- 9 November 2022 (UTC)
Wikisource Program officer, CIS-A2K

WikiConference India 2023: Program submissions and Scholarships form are now open ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

We are really glad to announce that WikiConference India 2023 has been successfully funded and it will take place from 3 to 5 March 2023. The theme of the conference will be Strengthening the Bonds.

We also have exciting updates about the Program and Scholarships.

The applications for scholarships and program submissions are open now! You can find the form for submission here and for program you can go here.

For more information and regular updates please visit the Conference Meta page. If you have something in mind you can write on talk page.

‘‘‘Note’’’: Scholarship form and the Program submissions will be open from 11 November 2022, 00:00 IST and the last date to submit is 27 November 2022, 23:59 IST.

Regards

MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:08، 10 نومبر 2022ء (م ع و)

(on behalf of the WCI Organizing Committee)

Invitation to join the Online Indic Wikisource meetup (12th November 2022) ترمیم

Hello fellow Wikisource enthusiasts!

We are the hosting the Indic Wikisource Community Online meetup on 12 November 2022 7:30 PM IST.

The objectives are below.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, kindly leave a message on jayanta@cis-india.org and we will add you to the calendar invite.

Meanwhile, feel free to check out the page on Meta-wiki and suggest any other topics for the agenda.


Thanks for your attention

Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
Wikisource Program officer, CIS-A2K

WikiConference India 2023: Extension of Program submissions and scholarship deadline ترمیم

Hello, wonderful Wikimedians,

As you already know, the program and scholarship applications for WikiConference India 2023 are open. Although today is the last date to submit the program and scholarship applications, we would like to inform you that we are extending the deadline to 14 December 2022. The deadline has been extended to ensure our community members have more time to apply and ensure we are able to receive a diverse spread of applications.

Please let us know if you have any queries by posting them on the conference talk page.

Thank you! MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:53، 27 نومبر 2022ء (م ع و)

Regards, WCI 2023 Core organizing team.

Movement Charter: South Asia Regional Consultation ترمیم

Dear community members,

As many of you are aware, the Movement Charter regional consultations have begun. The MCDC seeks community feedback about three sections of the Movement Charter:

  1. Preamble
  2. Values & Principles
  3. Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)

How can you participate?

You can participate by joining the regional consultation for South Asia on 2 December 2022 (Friday) from 14:00 to 15:30 UTC (7:30 PM to 9:00 PM IST) on Google Meet. Kindly add the event to your calendar.

Other ways to share feedback are:

  1. Fill the survey.
  2. Write on the Meta Talk pages: Preamble, Values & Principles, Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)
  3. Write on the Movement Strategy Forum: Preamble, Values & Principles, Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)
  4. Email MCDC at movementcharter@wikimedia.org

If you want to learn more about the Movement Charter, its goals, why it matters, and how it impacts your community, a 12-minute recording of one of the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions is available here.

Thanks for your time and interest. CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 14:21، 28 نومبر 2022ء (م ع و) CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 14:21، 28 نومبر 2022ء (م ع و)

WikiConference India 2023 Open Community Call and Extension of program and scholarship submissions deadline ترمیم

Greetings Wikimedians,

Thank you for supporting Wiki Conference India 2023. We are humbled by the number of applications we have received and hope to learn more about the work that you all have been doing to take the movement forward. In order to offer flexibility, we have recently extended our deadline for the Program and Scholarships submission- you can find all the details on our Meta Page.

COT is working hard to ensure we bring together a conference that is truly meaningful and impactful for our movement and one that brings us all together. With an intent to be inclusive and transparent in our process, we are committed to organizing community sessions at regular intervals for sharing updates and to offer an opportunity to the community for engagement and review. Following the same, we are hosting the first Open Community Call on the 3rd of December, 2022. We wish to use this space to discuss the progress and answer any questions, concerns or clarifications, about the conference and the Program/Scholarships.

Please add the following to your respective calendars and we look forward to seeing you on the call


Furthermore, we are pleased to share the email id of the conference contact@wikiconferenceindia.org which is where you could share any thoughts, inputs, suggestions, or questions and someone from the COT will reach out to you. Alternatively, leave us a message on the Conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 15:58، 2 دسمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

On Behalf of, WCI 2023 Core organizing team.

CIS-A2K Newsletter November 2022 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of November. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its November 2022 work. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Upcoming event

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

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:28, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Indic Wiki Improve-a-thon 2022 ترمیم


Apologies to not write in your language.

Dear Wikimedians, Glad to inform you that CIS-A2K is going to conduct an event, Indic Wiki improve-a-thon 2022, for the Indic language. It will run from 15 December to 5 January 2023. It will be an online activity however if communities want to organise any on-ground activity under Improve-a-thon that would also be welcomed. The event has its own theme Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatosav which is based on a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence. The event will be for 20 days only. This is an effort to work on content enrichment and improvement. We invite you to plan a short activity under this event and work on the content on your local Wikis. The event is not restricted to a project, anyone can edit any project by following the theme. The event page link is here. The list is under preparation and will be updated soon. The community can also prepare their list for this improve-a-thon. If you have question or concern please write on here. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:31، 12 دسمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

WikiConference India 2023: Revised Conference Dates & Program-Scholarship Submission Reminder ترمیم

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Dear Wikimedians,

We want to inform you that due to specific reference to conference operational and logistical challenges, we had to revise the conference dates. The new dates for WikiConference India 2023 are 28, 29, and 30 April 2023 (Friday to Sunday), Hyderabad, India. The new dates have been finalized after a thorough check to avoid any overlaps or challenges.

Reminder: The last date for Program and Scholarships submission is 14 December 2022, 11:59 pm IST. For any questions and support, reach out to contact@wikiconferenceindia.org or leave a message on the conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 20:17، 12 دسمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

Nivas & Nitesh

(On behalf of the WCI 2023 organizing team).


ترمیم

Please help translate to your language

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 (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:31، 17 دسمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

WikiConference India 2023:Open Community call on 18 December 2022 ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may know, we are hosting regular calls with the communities for WikiConference India 2023. This message is for the second Open Community Call which is scheduled on the 18th of December, 2022 (Today) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm to answer any questions, concerns, or clarifications, take inputs from the communities, and give a few updates related to the conference from our end. Please add the following to your respective calendars and we look forward to seeing you on the call.

Furthermore, we are pleased to share the telegram group created for the community members who are interested to be a part of WikiConference India 2023 and share any thoughts, inputs, suggestions, or questions. Link to join the telegram group: https://t.me/+X9RLByiOxpAyNDZl. Alternatively, you can also leave us a message on the Conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:03، 18 دسمبر 2022ء (م ع و)

On Behalf of, WCI 2023 Organizing team

CIS-A2K Newsletter December 2022 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of December. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its December 2022 work. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events/activities.

Conducted events
Upcoming event
  • Mid-term Report 2022-2023

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:43، 7 جنوری 2023ء (م ع و)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Upcoming vote on the revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct ترمیم

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Hello all,

In mid-January 2023, the Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct will undergo a second community-wide ratification vote. This follows the March 2022 vote, which resulted in a majority of voters supporting the Enforcement Guidelines. During the vote, participants helped highlight important community concerns. The Board’s Community Affairs Committee requested that these areas of concern be reviewed.

The volunteer-led Revisions Committee worked hard reviewing community input and making changes. They updated areas of concern, such as training and affirmation requirements, privacy and transparency in the process, and readability and translatability of the document itself.

The revised Enforcement Guidelines can be viewed here, and a comparison of changes can be found here.

How to vote?

Beginning January 17, 2023, voting will be open. This page on Meta-wiki outlines information on how to vote using SecurePoll.

Who can vote?

The eligibility requirements for this vote are the same as for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees elections. See the voter information page for more details about voter eligibility. If you are an eligible voter, you can use your Wikimedia account to access the voting server.

What happens after the vote?

Votes will be scrutinized by an independent group of volunteers, and the results will be published on Wikimedia-l, the Movement Strategy Forum, Diff and on Meta-wiki. Voters will again be able to vote and share concerns they have about the guidelines. The Board of Trustees will look at the levels of support and concerns raised as they look at how the Enforcement Guidelines should be ratified or developed further.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:41، 8 جنوری 2023ء (م ع و)

Voting Opens on the Revised Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement Guidelines ترمیم

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Hello all,

The voting period for the revised Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines is now open! Voting will remain open for two weeks and will close at 23:59 UTC on January 31, 2023. Please visit the voter information page for voter eligibility information and details on how to vote.

For more details on the Enforcement Guidelines and the voting process, see our previous message.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:41، 17 جنوری 2023ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter January 2023 ترمیم


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Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of December. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its January 2023 tasks. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events/activities.

Conducted events
Upcoming event

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:11، 12 فروری 2023ء (م ع و)

International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon ترمیم

Apologies to write in English.

Dear all,

Hope you are doing well. CIS-A2K is going to organise International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon on the occasion of and to celebrate International Mother language Day. The datathon will be from 21st February to 28 February 2023. During the week, we will contribute to Wikidata to add labels, descriptions, Aliases, items or properties and references to the statements. You can go through the given page link, add yourself and become a part of the event. During the datathon, we will finalise a day and organise a one or two-hour online session with a Wikidata expert to learn advanced tactics. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:49، 16 فروری 2023ء (م ع و)

Reminder: International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon ترمیم

Dear all,

The International Mother Language Day 2023 Datathon will start tomorrow (after a few hours at 00:01 am) till 28 February. To contribute please add your name here. We will contribute to Wikidata to add labels, descriptions, Aliases, items or properties and references to the statements.

We have created the outreach dashboard to track the activities. Here is the link.


There will be an online session on Sunday. The session will be for 1:30 hrs. Please block your calendar for 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Jinoy will be there for a training session to introduce basics and the tools like 'TABernacle', 'QS' and 'Mix n Match' that can be used for adding labels and improving the existing WD item for newbies.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns at program@cis-india.org. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:58، 20 فروری 2023ء (م ع و)

Community feedback-cycle about updating the Wikimedia Terms of Use starts ترمیم

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Hello community members,

Wikimedia Foundation Legal Department is organizing a feedback-cycle with community members to discuss updating the Wikimedia Terms of Use.

The Terms of Use (ToU) are the legal terms that govern the use of websites hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. We will be gathering your feedback on a draft proposal from February through April. The draft will be translated into several languages, with written feedback accepted in any language.

This update comes in response to several things:

  • Implementing the Universal Code of Conduct.
  • Updating project text to the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license.
  • Proposal for better addressing undisclosed paid editing.
  • Bringing the Terms of Use in line with current and recently passed laws affecting the Wikimedia Foundation, including the European Digital Services Act

As part of the feedback cycle two office hours will be held: the first on 2 March and the second on 4 April.

For further information, please consult:

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team,

CSinha (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:27، 22 فروری 2023ء (م ع و)

Editing news 2023 #1 ترمیم

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This newsletter includes two key updates about the Editing team's work:

  1. The Editing team will finish adding new features to the Talk pages project and deploy it.
  2. They are beginning a new project, Edit check.

Talk pages project

 
Some of the upcoming changes

The Editing team is nearly finished with this first phase of the Talk pages project. Nearly all new features are available now in the Beta Feature for Discussion tools.

It will show information about how active a discussion is, such as the date of the most recent comment. There will soon be a new "نیا موضوع" button. You will be able to turn them off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion. Please tell them what you think.

 
Daily edit completion rate by test group: DiscussionTools (test group) and MobileFrontend overlay (control group)

An A/B test for Discussion tools on the mobile site has finished. Editors were more successful with Discussion tools. The Editing team is enabling these features for all editors on the mobile site.

New Project: Edit Check

The Editing team is beginning a project to help new editors of Wikipedia. It will help people identify some problems before they click "تبدیلیاں شائع کریں". The first tool will encourage people to add references when they add new content. Please watch that page for more information. You can join a conference call on 3 March 2023 to learn more.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیال) 23:24، 22 فروری 2023ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter Feburary 2023 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of February. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its February 2023 tasks and towards upcoming events. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events/activities.

Conducted events
Upcoming event

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

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:50, 8 March 2023 (UTC)

Women's Month Datathon on Commons ترمیم

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Hello Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. CIS-A2K and CPUG have planned an online activity for March. The activity will focus on Wikimedia Commons and it will begin on 21 March and end on 31 March 2023. During this campaign, the participants will work on structure data, categories and descriptions of the existing images. We will provide you with the list of the photographs that were uploaded under those campaigns, conducted for Women’s Month.

You can find the event page link here. We are inviting you to participate in this event and make it successful. There will be at least one online session to demonstrate the tasks of the event. We will come back to you with the date and time.

If you have any questions please write to us at the event talk page Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:49، 12 مارچ 2023ء (م ع و)

Women's Month Datathon on Commons Online Session ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As we mentioned in a previous message, CIS-A2K and CPUG have been starting an online activity for March from 21 March to 31 March 2023. The activity already started yesterday and will end on 31 March 2023. During this campaign, the participants are working on structure data, categories and descriptions of the existing images. The event page link is here. We are inviting you to participate in this event.

There is an online session to demonstrate the tasks of the event that is going to happen tonight after one hour from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You can find the meeting link here. We will wait for you. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 13:36، 22 مارچ 2023ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter March 2023 ترمیم


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Dear Wikimedians,

There is a CIS-A2K monthly Newsletter that is ready to share which is for the month of March. A few conducted events and ongoing activities are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its March 2023 tasks and towards upcoming events. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and ongoing events/activities.

Conducted events
Ongoing activity

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:30، 10 اپریل 2023ء (م ع و)

Wikimedia Foundation’s 2023-2024 Annual Plan and Upcoming Community Conversations ترمیم

Hi Everyone,

The draft annual plan of the Wikimedia Foundation applicable from July 2023 to June 2024 has been published and is open for feedback.

While the entire annual plan is available in multiple languages, a short summary is available in close to 30 languages including many from the region.

Two-Way Planning/Conversations

Since last year, the Foundation has prioritized two-way planning with communities by asking community members to share their goals for the coming year. We are hosting a series of calls/discussions across various time zones to collaborate across the movement, for South Asia-based communities;

  1. In-person session during WikiConference India, on the 28th of April with the attendees of the conference. (recording to be uploaded on meta).
  2. Virtual Discussion on the 30th of April, 2023 (0600 UTC)- Join Us!

We would like to invite you all to participate in the virtual discussion on the 30th of April where Lisa Seitz Gruwell, Chief Advancement Officer, and Deputy to the Chief Executive Officer would be sharing and discussing the plans with the movement.

Call Details

Virtual Discussion (Via Zoom)

Date: 30th April 2023 (Sunday)

Time: 0600 UTC (ZoneStamp)

Diff Calendar Link

Look forward to seeing you on the call.

Please add the above details to your respective calendars, and do get in touch with me if you have any further questions.


Rachit Sharma (WMF)

Sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 04:29، 25 اپریل 2023ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter April 2023 ترمیم


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Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! CIS-A2K has done a few activities in the month of April and CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is ready to share which is for the last month. A few conducted events and ongoing activities are updated in the Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and ongoing events/activities.

Conducted events
Ongoing activity

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:50، 15 مئی 2023ء (م ع و)

Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2023 campaign cum photography contest ترمیم


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Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! CIS-A2K has started the Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2022 campaign cum photography contest on Wikimedia Commons from 15 May to 30 June. The aim of the contest is to document the Mula & Mutha rivers along with their tributaries in the Pune district on Wikimedia Commons in the form of images and videos. You can see more specific topics in the Rivers and Topics section. In this campaign, partner organisations like, Jeevitnadi, Ecological Society, Samuchit Enviro Tech, Nisarg Sevak, National Society for Clean Cities etc. are actively participating.

We are eager to see your contributions in this contest. For sign-up and upload please visit Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2023.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 05:19، 17 مئی 2023ء (م ع و)

The upcoming calls conducted by A2K for or with communities ترمیم

Apologies for writing in English. Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

We are excited to announce the launch of the A2K Monthly Engagement Call, a series of interactive sessions aimed at fostering collaborative learning within the Wikimedia community. The motive behind starting the series of interactive sessions is to bring the community together to discuss and interact about important topics. The first Monthly Engagement call will start with Let’s Connect which is an initiative to create an open and safe learning space for all Wikimedians to share and learn different skills with other peers and to add value and contribute collectively to the community. The first call in this series, organized and hosted by CIS-A2K, will take place on June 3, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (IST).

One more announcement is about, on June 5, 2023, as we celebrate Environment Day, A2K is planning to engage communities and community members in discussions about potential activities for the month of June. These activities will involve capturing images of the environment, uploading them to Wikimedia Commons, and adding existing photos to articles on Wikipedia. We would love to invite Wikimedians to collaborate and join us in planning this activity on Sunday, May 28, 2023, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Call details are below:

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:25، 25 مئی 2023ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter May 2023 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! We are pleased to inform you that CIS-A2K has successfully completed several activities during the month of May. As a result, our monthly newsletter, which covers the highlights of the previous month, is now ready to be shared. The newsletter includes updates on the conducted events and ongoing activities, providing a comprehensive overview of A2K's recent endeavours. We have taken care to mention both the conducted and ongoing events/activities in this newsletter, ensuring that all relevant information is captured.

Conducted events
  • Preparatory Call for June Month Activity
  • Update on status of A2K's grant proposal
Ongoing activity
Upcoming Events
  • Support to Punjabi Community Proofread-a-thon

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں)

Invitation to join at WikiConverse India Call - June 24th, 2023 ترمیم

Apologies to write in English please help us to translate the message in your language

Greetings! WikiConverse India is a new initiative that A2K is working on to improve collaboration among communities in India. WikiConverse India aims to initiate and foster dialogue within the Indian language Wikimedia community on various topics that are important for the growth of the Wikimedia movement. Currently, we are conducting regular calls as part of this initiative. For the month of June, this call will be scheduled on June 24th, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST. A2K will invite Indian participants from recent international conferences, namely the Wikimedia Hackathon and EduWiki Conference, to share their important takeaways specifically relevant to India.

To join the WikiConverse India Call, You can find the call details below:

If you have any questions, please write to a2k@cis-india.org. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:29، 16 جون 2023ء (م ع و)

Reminder: Invitation to Join WikiConverse India Call ترمیم

Apologies for writing in English

Hello all,

As we informed you earlier, CIS-A2K has begun a new initiative to improve collaboration among communities in India. WikiConverse India aims to initiate and foster dialogue within the Indian language Wikimedia community on various topics that are important for the growth of the Wikimedia movement. Currently, we are conducting regular calls as part of this initiative. For the month of June, this call will be scheduled for June 24th, 2023, today at 6:00 PM. The call meta page is already prepared and you can find it here.

The call details are here to join us:

We hope you can find some time to join us and listen to the amazing stories and learning experiences from the speakers. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:01، 24 جون 2023ء (م ع و)

MinT Machine Translation added to your Wikipedia ترمیم

Hello!

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

The WMF Language team has added another machine translation (MT) system for Content Translation in your Wikipedia called MinT; you can use MinT machine translation when translating Wikipedia articles using the Content and Section Translation tool.

The WMF Language team provides the MinT service. It is hosted in the Wikimedia Foundation Infrastructure with neural machine translation models that other organizations have released with an open-source license. MinT integrates translation based on NLLB-200, OpusMT and IndicTrans2 which is the model MinT is using in your Wikipedia. This MT is set as optional in your Wikipedia. Still, you can choose not to use it by selecting "Start with empty paragraph" from the "Initial Translation" dropdown menu.

Since MinT is hosted in the WMF Infrastructure and the models are open source, it adheres to Wikipedia's policies about attribution of rights, your privacy as a user and brand representation. You can find more information about the MinT Machine translation and the models on this page.

Please note that the use of the MinT MT is not compulsory. However, we would want your community to:

  • use it to improve the quality of the Machine Translation service
  • provide feedback about the service and its quality, and the service you prefer as default for your Wikipedia.

We trust that introducing this MT is a good support to the Content Translation tool.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیال) 08:05، 3 جولائی 2023ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter June 2023 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! We are pleased to inform you that CIS-A2K has successfully completed several activities during the month of June. As a result, our monthly newsletter, which covers the highlights of the previous month, is now ready to be shared. We have taken care to mention the conducted events/activities in this newsletter, ensuring that all relevant information is captured.

Conducted events
  • Community Engagement Calls and Activities
    • India Community Monthly Engagement Calls: 3 June 2023 call
    • Takeaways of Indian Wikimedians from EduWiki Conference & Hackathon
    • Punjabi Wikisource Proofread-a-thon
  • Skill Development Programs
    • Wikidata Training Sessions for Santali Community
  • Indian Community Need Assessment and Transition Calls
  • Partnerships and Trainings
    • Academy of Comparative Philosophy and Religion GLAM Project
    • Wikimedia Commons sessions with river activists
    • Introductory session on Wikibase for Academy of Comparative Philosophy and Religion members

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:27، 17 جولائی 2023ء (م ع و)

Deploying the Phonos in-line audio player to your Wiki ترمیم

Hello!

Apologies if this message is not in your language, ⧼Please help translate⧽ to your language.

This wiki will soon be able to use the inline audio player implemented by the Phonos extension. This is part of fulfilling a wishlist proposal of providing audio links that play on click.

With the inline audio player, you can add text-to-speech audio snippets to wiki pages by simply using a tag:

<phonos file="audio file" label="Listen"/>

The above tag will show the text next to a speaker icon, and clicking on it will play the audio instantly without taking you to another page. A common example where you can use this feature is in adding pronunciation to words as illustrated on the English Wiktionary below.

{{audio|en|En-uk-English.oga|Audio (UK)}}

Could become:

<phonos file="En-uk-English.oga" label="Audio (UK)"/>

The inline audio player will be available in your wiki in 2 weeks time; in the meantime, we would like you to read about the features and give us feedback or ask questions about it in this talk page.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF), on behalf of the Foundation's Language team

02:26، 27 جولائی 2023ء (م ع و)

Announcement of Train the Trainer 2023 and Call for Scholarship ترمیم

Dear all,

We are excited to announce the reactivation of the Train the Trainer (TTT) initiative by CIS-A2K in 2023. TTT aims to empower Indian Wikimedians like you with essential skills to support Wikimedia communities effectively. Through this program, we seek to enhance your capacity, encourage knowledge sharing, identify growth opportunities, and enable a positive impact on the communities you serve. The scholarship application period is from ‘‘‘1st to 14th August 2023’’’. Unfortunately, we regretfully cannot consider applications from non-Indian Wikimedians due to logistical and compliance-related constraints. The event is scheduled for the end of September or the beginning of October 2023, and final dates and venue details will be announced soon. We encourage your active participation in TTT 2023 and welcome you to apply for scholarships via the provided form.

For inquiries, please contact us at a2K@cis-india.org or nitesh@cis-india.org. We look forward to your enthusiastic involvement in making Train the Trainer 2023 a resounding success!

Regards, Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Reminder for TTT Scholarship and announcement about Event dates ترمیم

Dear all,

We wanted to remind you about the Scholarship form for the Train the Trainer 2023 program and also provide you with the event dates. We encourage you to apply for scholarships to participate in Train the Trainer 2023, as it offers a valuable opportunity for you to actively contribute to your language communities. The scholarship form is accessible here, and the submission window will remain open until 14th August 2023. If you are genuinely interested in promoting knowledge sharing and community empowerment, we strongly encourage you to fill out the form. (Please note that we won't be able to consider applications from Wikimedians based outside of India for TTT 2023.)

The Train The Trainer program will take place on 29th, 30th September, and 1st October 2023. This program provides you an opportunity to enhance your leadership and community-building skills. Thank you for your attention.

CIS-A2K Newsletter July 2023 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! We are pleased to inform you that CIS-A2K has successfully completed several activities during the month of July. As a result, our monthly newsletter, which covers the highlights of the previous month, is now ready to be shared. We have taken care to mention the conducted events/activities in this newsletter, ensuring that all relevant information is captured.

Conducted events
  • Wikibase session with RIWATCH GLAM
  • Wikibase technical session with ACPR GLAM
  • Wikidata Training Sessions for Santali Community
  • An interactive session with some Wikimedia Foundation staff from India
Announcement
  • Train The Trainer 2023 Program

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

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:23، 8 اگست 2023ء (م ع و)

ریختہ کے ساتھ شِراکت داری ترمیم

اردو ویکی صارفوں کو میرا سلام،


سبزے پہلے تو میں اپنی کچی اردو کے لئے معافی مانگتا ہوں۔


مجھے یہ بتاتے ہوئے بیحد خوشی ہو رہی ہے کہ ریختہ نے ہمارے ساتھ شراکت داری کی شروعات کرتے ہوئے اردو کی ۱۱ کتابیں بھیجیں ہیں۔ ایک پائلٹ کے طور پر اس شرکت کی شروعات ہو رہی ہے۔


ہمیں لگتا ہے کہ یہ اردو ویکی سورس شروع کرنے نے لئے اچھا موقع ہو سکتا ہے۔ اسکے لئے اردو برادری کو جس ترہ کی ورکشاپ کی ضرورت ہوگی وہ بھی کی جا سکتی ہے۔


امید ہے کہ آپ اس کام مین دلچسپی دکھائنگے۔ اگر آپ کے کچھ سوال ہیں تو وہ پوچھ سکتے ہیں۔


- ستددیپ گل

ویکیمیڈیا فاؤنڈیشن   


--SGill (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:31، 11 اگست 2023ء (م ع و) SGill (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 10:31، 11 اگست 2023ء (م ع و)

Invitation to the Indic Community Monthly Engagement Call on September 8, 2023 ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

A2K is excited to invite you to the third call of the Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls initiative scheduled for September 8, 2023, where A2K is hosting “Learning Clinic: Collective learning from grantee reports in South Asia” by Let’s Connect. This event is designed to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among community members interested in the region's progress, grantees, potential grantees, and Regional Fund Committee members. The dedicated meta page is here. Here are the details:

  • Date: September 8th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM IST
  • Language: English
  • Facilitation: Jessica Stephenson (WMF - Let’s Connect), Pavan Santhosh (CIS-A2K), Chinmayee Mishra (Let’s Connect working group)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Zoom Link: Zoom Link

You can find detailed information on the given meta page. We look forward to meeting you there tomorrow. :) Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:01، 7 ستمبر 2023ء (م ع و)

Announcing Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 and Invitation to Participate ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

The Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group is happy to announce Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 on 16-17 December 2023 in Pondicherry, India.

The event is for everyone who contributes to Wikimedia’s technical spaces code developers, maintainers, translators, designers, technical writers and other related technical aspects. Along with that, contributors who don't necessarily contribute to technical spaces but have good understanding of issues on wikis and can work with developers in addressing them can join too. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The goal of this event is to bring together technical contributors from India to resolve pending technical issues, bugs, brainstorm on tooling ideas, and foster connections between contributors.

We have scholarships to support participation of contributors residing in India. The scholarship form can be filled at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_Qqctj7I87QfYt5imc6iPcGPWuPfncCOyAd_OMbGiqxzxhQ/viewform?usp=sf_link and will close at 23:59 hrs on 15 October 2023 (Sunday) [IST].

Please reach out to contact indicmediawikidev.org if you have any questions or need support.

Best, Indic MediaWiki Developers UG, 04:40، 4 اکتوبر 2023ء (م ع و)

Image Description Month in India: 1 October to 31st October ترمیم

Apologies for writing in English.

Dear everyone,

We're excited to invite you to the Image Description Month India description-a-thon, set to take place from October 1st to October 31st, 2023. During this event, we'll be focusing on improving image-related content across Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons.

To stay updated and get involved, please visit our dedicated event page event Page.

Your active participation will be instrumental in enhancing Wikimedia content and making it more accessible to users worldwide. Thank you :) MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 14:35، 5 اکتوبر 2023ء (م ع و)

A2K Monthly Newsletter for September 2023 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

In September, CIS-A2K successfully completed several initiatives. As a result, A2K has compiled a comprehensive monthly newsletter that highlights the events and activities conducted during the previous month. This newsletter provides a detailed overview of the key information related to our endeavors.

Conducted events
  • Learning Clinic: Collective learning from grantee reports in South Asia
  • Relicensing and Digitisation workshop at Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal
  • Relicensing and Digitisation workshop at Sayajirao Gaekwad Research Centre, Aurangabad
  • Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 Outreach in Telangana
  • Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan Photography contest results and exhibition of images
  • Train The Trainer 2023

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

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 15:52، 10 اکتوبر 2023ء (م ع و)

مومنٹ چارٹر پر اظہار خیال کی دعوت ترمیم

آداب، ویکیمیڈیا تحریک کی مستقبل کی ترقی کے لیے گزشتہ کئی سالوں سے مومنٹ چارٹر نام سے ایک قانونوی مسودہ، مومنٹ چارٹر ڈرافٹنگ کمیٹی کی جانب سے تیار ہوتا رہا ہے اور وقتا بوقتا دنیا بھر میں پھیلی ویکیمیڈیا برادریوں کو اس کے متن پر اظہار خیال کی دعوت دی جاتی ہے تاکہ ان کی آواز بھی اس اہم امر میں سنی جائے اور مومنٹ چارٹر کی تخلیق و تزئین میں ان کا حصہ بھی آجائے۔ اردو ویکیپیڈیا سے جڑی ہندوستانی برادری کو ہم مدعو کرتے ہیں کہ وہ مومنٹ چارٹر کے مندرجہ ذیل ابواب کے حوالے سے اپنی رائے دیں۔

مومنٹ چارٹر کے ان ابواب پر تبصرہ کرنے کے لیے ہم آپ کو مدعو کرتے ہیں کہ آپ ہم سو گفتگو کریں۔ آپ zuhair@dcwwiki.org پر برقی خط روانہ کرکے گفتگو کا مناسب طریقہ پوچھ سکتے ہیں۔ خیال رہے کہ ہمیں یہ تمام مباحث و گفتگو جات 15 نومبر سے قبل تکمیل کو پہنچانی ہیں۔ بہت شکریہ۔ Muntaqibah (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:35، 24 اکتوبر 2023ء (م ع و)

A2K Monthly Newsletter for October 2023 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

In the month of October, CIS-A2K achieved significant milestones and successfully concluded various initiatives. As a result, we have compiled a comprehensive monthly newsletter to showcase the events and activities conducted during the preceding month. This newsletter offers a detailed overview of the key information pertaining to our various endeavors.

Conducted events
  • Image Description Month in India
  • WikiWomen Camp 2023
    • WWC 2023 South Asia Orientation Call
    • South Asia Engagement
  • Wikimedia Commons session for Birdsong members
  • Image Description Month in India Training Session

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

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 05:25، 7 نومبر 2023ء (م ع و)

A2K Community Needs Assessment Form ترمیم

In late November, A2K hosted a significant call as part of WikiConverse India discussions, aiming to understand the diverse needs of Indian Communities! We deeply appreciate the active participation of every community member, as your valuable suggestions and opinions will be instrumental in shaping A2K's future initiatives.

To enrich this collaborative effort, we've crafted a form. Your responses will provide key components for a broader needs assessment, offering profound insights into the community's suggestions and guiding A2K’s future plans. We invite you to invest just a few precious minutes in sharing your thoughts, ideas, efforts, and impactful initiatives! If you have any doubts or queries, feel free to reach out to nitesh@cis-india.org.

Thank you for being an integral part of our vibrant community! Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:44، 5 دسمبر 2023ء (م ع و)

Enhancing Your Wikimania 2024 Scholarship Application: Community Call and Volunteer Support ترمیم

Dear Wikimedians,

I hope this message finds you well. A2K is excited to share news about an upcoming A2K initiative to support Indian Wikimedians in the Wikimania 2024 scholarship process.

Community Call with Experienced Wikimedians

Join the community call on December 9, 2023, featuring experienced Indian Wikimedians. Gain insights into the Wikimania scholarship process, key application elements, and participate in a Q&A session.

Volunteer Committee

A dedicated volunteer committee will assist applicants through Zoom Room Support Sessions, offering one-on-one discussions, personalized feedback, and application enhancement strategies.

For more details and to register:

  • Community Call Meta page: link
  • Date: 9 December 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST

We invite your active participation and look forward to your engagement in this community call. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 06:50، 7 دسمبر 2023ء (م ع و)

A2K Monthly Report for November 2023 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K wrapped up several initiatives in November, and we've compiled a detailed monthly newsletter highlighting the events and activities from the past month. This newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of key information regarding our diverse endeavors.

Conducted events
  • Heritage Walk in 175 year old Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir library
  • 2023 A2K Needs Assessment Event
  • Train The Trainer Report

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 05:54، 11 دسمبر 2023ء (م ع و)

A2K Monthly Report for December 2023 ترمیم


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

In December, CIS-A2K successfully concluded various initiatives, and we have curated an in-depth monthly newsletter summarizing the events and activities of the past month. This newsletter offers a comprehensive overview of key information, showcasing our diverse endeavors.

Conducted events
  • Digital Governance Roundtable
  • Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls: Wikimania Scholarship Call
  • Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023
  • A2K Meghalaya Visit Highlights: Digitization and Collaboration
  • Building Bridges: New Hiring in CIS-A2K
  • Upcoming Events
    • Upcoming Call: Disinformation and Misinformation in Wikimedia projects

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

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 06:54، 12 جنوری 2024ء (م ع و)

Making MinT a default Machine Translation for your Wikipedia ترمیم

Hello Urdu Wikipedians!

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

The WMF Language team wants to make MinT the default machine translation support in Urdu Wikipedia Content Translation. MinT uses the IndicTrans2 machine translation model, which recently has a new version.

Our proposal to set MinT as the default machine translation service in this Wikipedia will expose contributors to open source service by default and allow them to switch to other services if they prefer those services. Contributors can decide to switch to another translation service that is not default if they prefer the service, which will be helpful in analysing user preferences in the future.

The WMF Language team is requesting feedback from members of this community in this thread if making the MinT the default translation service is okay in Urdu Wikipedia. If there are no objections to the above proposal. In that case, MinT will become the default machine translation in this Wikipedia by the 6th of February 2024.

Thank you for your feedback.

On behalf of the WMF Language team. UOzurumba (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 04:35، 17 جنوری 2024ء (م ع و)

A2K Monthly Report for January 2024 ترمیم


Feel free to translate into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

In January, CIS-A2K successfully concluded several initiatives, and we are pleased to present a comprehensive monthly newsletter summarizing the events and activities of the past month. This newsletter provides an extensive overview of key information, highlighting our diverse range of endeavors.

Conducted Events
  • Roundtable on Digital Cultures
  • Discussion on Disinformation and Misinformation in Wikimedia Projects
  • Roundtable on Digital Access

You can access the newsletter here.
To subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 19:17، 9 فروری 2024ء (م ع و)

اردو صارفین اور ویکیمیڈیا فاؤنڈیشن کی ملاقات ترمیم

سلام دوستو،

میں ستدیپ، اردو صارفین کے ساتھ کافی عرصے سے تعلق رکھتا ہوں۔ پر آج میں آپ سب کو ویکیمیڈیا فاؤنڈیشن کے ساتھ ایک ملاقات کے لئے بلانے کے لئے آیا ہوں۔ ویکیمیڈیا فاؤنڈیشن کی پارٹنرشپ ٹیم اور پروگرامز ٹیم کی طرف سے میں اور پروین داس آپکے ساتھ گفتگو کرنا چاہینے۔ اس ملاقات کا مقصد اردو صارفین کی ضرورتوں کو سمجھنا ہے۔ اسکے ساتھ ہی ہم گوگل اور ریختہ کی اردو کے لئے شرکت داری کرنے کی دلچسپی کے بارے میں بھی بات کرنا چاہینے۔ اس گفتگو کے لئے 6 مارچ 2024 شام 5:30 بجے بھرتی وقت اور 8 بجے بھارتی وقت دو میٹنگ رکھیں ہے۔ اگر آپ ان دونوں میں سے کسی ایک گفتگو میں شامل ہونے کی دلچسپی رکھتے ہیں تو مجھے اپنے ایمیل سے sgill@wikimedia.org پر لکھ کر بتائیں۔


شکریہ

SGill (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:45، 29 فروری 2024ء (م ع و)

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A2K Monthly Report for February 2024 ترمیم


Feel free to translate into your language.

 

Dear Wikimedians,

In February, CIS-A2K effectively completed numerous initiatives, and we are delighted to share a detailed monthly newsletter encapsulating the events and activities from the previous month. This newsletter offers a thorough glimpse into significant updates, showcasing the breadth of our varied undertakings.

Collaborative Activities and Engagement
  • Telugu Community Conference 2024
  • International Mother Language Day 2024 Virtual Meet
  • Wiki Loves Vizag 2024
Reports
  • Using the Wikimedia sphere for the revitalization of small and underrepresented languages in India
  • Open Movement in India (2013-23): The Idea and Its Expressions Open Movement in India 2013-2023 by Soni

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Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 14:12، 18 مارچ 2024ء (م ع و)

CIS-A2K announcing Community Collaborations program ترمیم

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Dear Wikimedians,

Exciting news from A2K! We're thrilled to announce that CIS-A2K is now seeking proposals for collaborative projects and activities to advance Indic Wikimedia projects. If you've got some interesting ideas and are keen on co-organizing projects or activities with A2K, we'd love to hear from you.

Check out all the details about requirements, process, timelines, and proposal drafting guidelines right here.

We're looking forward to seeing your proposals and collaborating to boost Indic Wikimedia projects and contribute even more to the open knowledge movement.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 14:25، 18 مارچ 2024ء (م ع و)

A2K Monthly Report for March 2024 ترمیم

 

Dear Wikimedians,

A2K is pleased to present its monthly newsletter for March, highlighting the impactful initiatives undertaken by CIS-A2K during the month. This newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of the events and activities conducted, giving you insight into our collaborative efforts and engagements.

Collaborative Activities and Engagement
Monthly Recap
From the Team- Editorial
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Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:17، 11 اپریل 2024ء (م ع و)

Making Google translate the default machine translation support in your Wikipedia ترمیم

Hello Urdu Wikipedians!

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

The WMF Language team proposes temporarily making Google Translate the default machine translation for your Wikipedia. Some months ago we set MinT, the new Wikimedia Foundation machine translation service, as the default for your language. However, we plan to revert this change. This is because we are working on improving the reference support and fixing some bugs causing referencing issues when using MinT to translate.

During this period, contributors can still use the MinT by selecting it as an optional service. However, we want to limit its use to reduce the effect of using it as it is thereby imposing more work on translators to correct the issues manually.

Please let us know in this thread if your community objects to our proposal and would rather have MinT as default, irrespective of our improvement plans. Rest assured, changing the default machine translation support is a temporary measure. We will notify you once we finish the work and revert to MinT.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation on this change. Thank you!

~~~~ On behalf of the WMF Language team. UOzurumba (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 22:35، 30 اپریل 2024ء (م ع و)

A2K Monthly Report for April 2024 ترمیم

 

Dear Wikimedians,

We are pleased to present our monthly newsletter for April, highlighting the impactful initiatives undertaken by CIS-A2K during the month. This newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of the events and activities conducted, giving you insight into our collaborative efforts and engagements.

  • In the Limelight- Chandan Chiring
Monthly Recap
From the Team- Editorial
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Regards MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:22، 14 مئی 2024ء (م ع و)

WMF’s Annual Plan Draft (2024-2025) and Session during the South Asia Open Community Call (SAOCC) ترمیم

Hi Everyone,

This message is regarding the Wikimedia Foundation’s Draft Annual Plan for 2024-2025, and in continuation of Maryana’s email; inviting inputs from members of the movement. The entire annual plan is available in multiple languages and a shorter summary is available in close to 30 languages including many from South Asia; and open for your feedback.

We invite you all to a session on the Annual Plan during 19th May's [:m:South Asia Open Community Call|South Asia Open Community Call (SAOCC)]], in line with the collaborative approach adopted by the foundation for finalizing Annual Plans. The discussion will be hosted by members of the senior leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Call Details (Please add the details to your respective calendars)

  • Google Meeting
    • Date/Time: 19th May 2024 @ 1230-1400 UTC or 1800-1930 IST

You can add any questions/comments on Etherpad [1]; pre-submissions welcomed.

Ps: To know more about the purpose of an Annual Plan, please read our listed FAQs. Look forward to seeing you on the call.

Best MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:35، 14 مئی 2024ء (م ع و)