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عاقب انجم عافی اردو ویکیپیڈیا ورکشاپ دیوبند میں

26 فروری 2020 کو فدائے ملت لائبریری دیوبند میں اردو ویکیپیڈیا کی جانب سے یک روزہ تعلیمی ورکشاپ کا انعقاد ہوا۔ نماز مغرب سے شروع ہو کر یہ ورکشاپ تقریباً دو گھنٹوں تک چلتا رہا۔ ورکشاپ کی راہیں صرف فدائے ملت لائبریری سے منسلک قلم کاروں تک تھیں۔ فدائے ملت لائبریری دیوبند عیدگاہ کے قریب واقع ہے، جہاں ایک ماہ سے سی اے اے کے خلاف احتجاجی مظاہرہ جاری ہے۔ فدائے ملت لائبریری سے مولانا محمود الرحمن قاسمی نے اردو زبان و ادب کو عزیز رکھنے والے کئی طلبہ اور فضلاء دار العلوم دیوبند کو مدعو کیا تھا۔ ورکشاپ شروع ہونے سے قبل عاقب انجم عافی، ڈاکٹر نعیم احمد اور ڈاکٹر فرمان علی نے ناشتا کیا۔ اور تقریباً 7 بجے کے آس پاس ورکشاپ کا باضابطہ انعقاد ہوا۔

 
عاقب انجم عافی، محمود الرحمن قاسمی، ڈاکٹر نعیم احمد اور ڈاکٹر فرمان علی کے ہمراہ

عاقب انجم عافی نے مطلقا ویکیپیڈیا کی افادیت پر سامعین کو توجہ دلائی اور اردو ویکیپیڈیا کی مختصر تاریخ سے انہیں آشکارا کیا۔ تمام سامعین کو اس بات کا احساس دلایا کہ اس وقت اردو زبان کی ترقی میں اردو ویکیپیڈیا کیا کردار ادا کرسکتا ہے اور ہم اس میں کیا بہتری لاسکتے ہیں۔ سامعین کی تعداد 50 سے زائد تھی اور ہاتھوں ہاتھ کئی سامعین نے ویکیپیڈیا پر اپنا اکاؤنٹ بنایا۔ اس کے بعد عاقب انجم عافی نے مختصر اس بات پر توجہ دی کہ دیوبندی شخصیات، دیوبند سے متعلق تہذیب و ثقافت اور سیاسی مسائل پر لکھنا تمام دیوبند واسیوں کی ذمہ داری ہے۔

 
سامعین کا ایک منظر

اس کے بعد ڈاکٹر نعیم احمد نے صحت کے حوالے سے بات کی اور سامعین کو اس چیز کی جانب توجہ دلائی کہ قرآن و حدیث سے متعلق طبی جواہر کے متعلق ویکیپیڈیا کی زینت کو بڑھائیں۔ انہی کی بات پر ورکشاپ اختتام پزیر ہوا۔

 
ڈاکٹر فرمان علی (بی-یو-ایم-ایس)

سب ہی سامعین نے اردو ویکیپیڈیا کی ضرورت کو محسوس کیا اور اس بات کے متعلق یقین دہانی کی کہ وہ آئندہ وقت میں اپنا قلم افادہ عام کی غرض سے استعمال کریں گے۔ اس کے بعد رات کا کھانا ہوا۔ عاقب انجمؔ عافی (تبادلہ خیال ) 13:40، 27 فروری 2020ء (م ع و)

تبصرہترميم

  بہت اچھے! اردو ویکی پیڈیا کے لیے یہ ایک بہت اچھی پہل اور ایک انتہائی مستحسن اقدام ہے۔ اللہ آپ کو جزائے خیر دے اور آپ اردو ویکی اور دیگر فروغ علم اور رفاہ عام کے صدہا کام انجام دینے کی توفیق عطا فرمائے! آمین!! --مزمل الدین (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:05، 27 فروری 2020ء (م ع و)
آپ کا بہت شکریہ. آپ کی شفقتیں سلامت رہیں ـ عاقب انجمؔ عافی (تبادلہ خیال ) 18:19، 27 فروری 2020ء (م ع و)
ما شاء اللہ۔ بے حد مسرت ہوئی۔ اللہ جزائے خیر دے۔ — حماد بن سعید تبادلہ خیال 19:21، 27 فروری 2020ء (م ع و)
بہت شکریہ حماد میاں. عاقب انجمؔ عافی (تبادلہ خیال ) 04:51، 28 فروری 2020ء (م ع و)

اردو ویکیپیڈیا کے سوشل میڈیا کھاتےترميم

سلام مسنون! اردو ویکیپیڈیا کے باضابطہ سوشل میڈیا کھاتے :

عاقب انجمؔ عافی  (تبادلہ خیال ) 11:15، 3 مارچ 2020ء (م ع و)

ویکی مینیا اسکالرشپ درخواست کے لیے چند رہنمایانہ ہدایاتترميم

آداب!

گزشتہ دو سالوں کی طرح شاید میں اس سال بھی عالمی ویکی مینیا کانفرنس میں شرکت نہیں کروں گا۔ تاہم مجھے خوشی ہو گی اگر اردو ویکی سے کوئی بندہ اس کانفرنس میں شریک ہو۔ اس سلسلے میں دو روابط قارئین کے لیے ہدیہ نظر پیش ہیں:

درخواست فارم کا ربط یہاں موجود ہے۔

میری جانب سے آپ سبھی کو دلی نیک تمنائیں حاضر ہیں۔ --مزمل الدین (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 19:48، 5 مارچ 2020ء (م ع و)

موجودہ سال کا ویکی مینیا کووڈ-19 کی وجہ سے اگلے سال کے لیے ملتوی ہو چکا ہے۔ --مزمل الدین (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 19:41، 8 اپریل 2020ء (م ع و)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion toolsترميم

19:27، 8 اپریل 2020ء (م ع و)

Indic Wikisource Proofreadthonترميم

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[Small wiki toolkits – Indic workshop series 2020] Register now!ترميم

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. We are happy to inform you that the SWT group has planned a series of four online workshops for Indic Wikimedia community members during June & July 2020. These workshops have been specifically designed and curated for Indic communities, based on a survey conducted early this year. The four workshops planned in this regard are;

  • Understanding the technical challenges of Indic language wikis (by Birgit): Brainstorming about technical challenges faced by contributors to Indic language Wikimedia projects.
  • Writing user scripts & gadgets (by Jayprakash12345): Basics to intermediate-level training on writing user scripts (Javascript and jQuery fundamentals are prerequisites).
  • Using project management & bug reporting tool Phabricator (by Andre): Introduction to Phabricator, a tool used for project management and software bug reporting.
  • Writing Wikidata queries (by Mahir256): Introduction to the Wikidata Query Service, from writing simple queries to constructing complex visualizations of structured data.
You can read more about these workshops at: SWT Indic Workshop Series 2020/Workshops -- exact dates and timings will be informed later to selected participants.

Registration is open until 24 May 2020, and you can register yourself by visiting this page! These workshops will be quite helpful for Indic communities to expand their technical bandwidth, and further iterations will be conducted based on the response to the current series. Looking forward to your participation! If you have any questions, please contact us on the talk page here. MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:38، 16 مئی 2020ء (م ع و)

Editing news 2020 #2ترميم

20:33، 17 جون 2020ء (م ع و)

en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Aurat (word)ترميم

en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Aurat (word) has been relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus. Bookku (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 04:04، 20 جون 2020ء (م ع و)

 Y تکمیل Responded already. --مزمل الدین (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:04، 20 جون 2020ء (م ع و)

ویکی سواستھ: ذہنی صحت کی بیداری مہمترميم

حال ہی میں بالی ووڈ اداکار سوشانت سنگھ راجپوت کی خود کشی کی خبر نے پورے ملک می ہلچل مچادی ہے اور ان سے متاثر ہو کر کئی لوگوں نے خود کشی کی کوشش کی۔ ویکیپیڈیا پرمضمون خود کشی کے طریقے کے ٹریفک میں اضافہ ہوا ہے۔ حال ہی میں برطانوی طبی جریدہ نے ایک رپورٹ شائع کی ہے جس میں خود کشی اور میڈیا کے رد عمل پر روشنی ڈالی گئی ہے اور حیران کن نتیجہ سامنے آیا ہے کہ میڈیا کی رپورٹنگ سے متاثر ہو کر خود کشی میں 8 سے 18 فیصد کا اضافہ ہوا ہے۔ اسی مناسبت سے ویکی سواستھ نے ذہنی صحت کی بیداری مہم کا منصوبہ بنایا جس کے تحت بھارت کی زبانوں میں دماغی و ذہنی صحت پر مضامین تخلیق کیے جائیں گے اور پہلے سے موجود مضامین میں اضافہ کیا جائے گا۔ پوری تفصیل یہاں دستیاب ہے۔ آٓپ سے شرکت کی درخواست ہے۔ نوٹ: ویکی سواتھ میں اردو ویکیپیڈیا کی نمائندگی راقم السطور کررہا ہے۔ فیسمین (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 19:22، 27 جون 2020ء (م ع و)

  تائید انتہائی اہم اور قابل تعریف منصوبہ ہے، اس کی اشد ضروت ہے، خاص کر اس سے متعلقہ ایسے مضامین جن سے اس فعل کی روک تھام میں معاونت ہو، اس حوالے سے موجود نظریات، ادارے، کتابیں، ادویات اور طریقہ ہائے علاج وغیرہ کو ترجیع دی جایے، میں ہر ممکن طریقے سے اس انسان دوست منصوبے کے لیے معاونت کروں گا۔Obaid Raza (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 06:52، 29 جون 2020ء (م ع و)
  تائیدایک اہم موضوع سے اردو ویکی پیڈیا کو جوڑنے کا شکریہ۔ خاکسار نے بھی اس میں نام درج کرایا ہے۔ دیگر زبانوں میں شائع ہوئیں خبروں کی طرح اردو اخبارات میں بھی اس مہلک وبا پر شائع ہوئیں مثبت اور تعمیری نوعیت والی خبریں جورڑنےکے لیےکچھ کرنا چاہیے۔ اس طرح اردو اخبارات بھی دیگر اخبارات کے ساتھ بطورِ حوالہ دیکھے جا سکتے ہیں۔ اس کاذکر ان اخبارت کے مدیران سےبھی کیا جا سکتا ہے تا کہ وہ اور بھی ذمہ داری سے اپنے اخبارت میں ان موضوعات کو جگہ دے سکیں۔Drcenjary (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 02:59، 2 جولائی 2020ء (م ع و)

Editing news 2020 #3ترميم

12:55، 9 جولائی 2020ء (م ع و)

GENTLE REMINDER: Project Tiger 2.0 - Feedback from writing contest editors and Hardware support recipientsترميم

Dear Wikimedians,

We hope this message finds you well.

We sincerely thank you for your participation in Project Tiger 2.0 and we want to inform you that almost all the processes such as prize distribution etc related to the contest have been completed now. As we indicated earlier, because of the ongoing pandemic, we were unsure and currently cannot conduct the on-ground community Project Tiger workshop.

We are at the last phase of this Project Tiger 2.0 and as a part of the online community consultation, we request you to spend some time to share your valuable feedback on the Project Tiger 2.0 writing contest feedback.

Please fill this form to share your feedback, suggestions or concerns so that we can improve the program further. The process of the writing contest will be ended on 20 July 2020.

Note: If you want to answer any of the descriptive questions in your native language, please feel free to do so.

The Writing Contest Jury Feedback form is going to close on 10 July 2020.

Thank you. Nitesh Gill (talk) 15:57, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Now Available (September 2020)ترميم


Hello Wikimedians!

 
The TWL owl says sign up today!

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

Many other partnerships are listed on our partners page, including Adam Matthew, EBSCO, Gale and JSTOR.

A significant portion of our collection now no longer requires individual applications to access! Read more in our recent blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 09:49، 3 ستمبر 2020ء (م ع و)

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Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon II and Central Noticeترميم

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Mahatma Gandhi edit-a-thon on 2 and 3 October 2020ترميم

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Hello,
Hope this message finds you well. We want to inform you that CIS-A2K is going to organise a mini edit-a-thon for two days on 2 and 3 October 2020 during Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. This is not related to a particular project rather participants can contribute to any Wikimedia project (such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiquote). The topic of the edit-a-thon is: Mahatma Gandhi and his works and contribution. Please participate in this event. For more information and details please visit the event page here. Thank you. — User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K) Sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:24، 28 ستمبر 2020ء (م ع و)

CentralNotice banner for Wikipedia Asian Month 2020ترميم

Dear colleagues, please comment on CentralNotice banner proposal for Wikipedia Asian Month 2020 (1st November to 30st November, 2020). Thank you! --KOKUYO (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 20:52، 22 اکتوبر 2020ء (م ع و)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021ترميم

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This event does not have a logo yet, you may help to create one.

Hello,

Hope this email finds you well. We want to inform you about Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021, an online wiki-event by A2K which is to be conducted from 19 – 21 February 2021 during the occasion of International Mother Language Day. Please see the event page here. also Please subscribe to the event-specific newsletter to get regular news and updates.

Get involved

  1. Please help in creating a logo for the event.
  2. This event has a "Request for Comments" portal, where we are seeking your opinion on different topics. Please consider sharing your expertise.
  3. We need help to translate a few messages to different Indian languages. Could you help?

Happy Diwali. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:46، 14 نومبر 2020ء (م ع و)

WMWM 2021 Newsletter #1ترميم

Namaskar,

You are receiving this notification as you are one of the subscriber of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter. We are sharing with you the first newsletter featuring news, updates and plans related to the event. You can find our first issue here. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove yourself from here.

Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:57، 1 دسمبر 2020ء (م ع و)

Small wiki toolkits / South Asiaترميم

We are reaching out to seek your collaboration on Small wiki toolkits (SWT), a technical capacity building initiative for smaller language wikis. This initiative runs with support from the Wikimedia Foundation's Developer Advocacy team and volunteers.

As part of the Small wiki toolkits initiative, we designed and conducted a technical workshop series earlier this year: Small wiki toolkits - Indic workshop series 2020 (detailed report). As participants found these workshops helpful in developing their technical skills, we are now planning to expand them to the South Asian region's Wikimedia communities.

Would you be interested in getting yourself or your community involved? If so, please reach out to us on the SWT Indic workshop series talk page here. Best regards, SSethi (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 07:11، 2 دسمبر 2020ء (م ع و)

Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon on 5-6 December 2020ترميم

 
Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon is on 5 – 6 December 2020

Namaskara/Hello,

Hope you are doing well. On 5–6 December, A2K will conduct a mini edit-a-thon on the theme Festivals of India. This edit-a-thon is not restricted to a particular project and editors can contribute to any Wikimedia project on the theme. Please have a look at the event page, and please participate. Some tasks have been suggested, please feel free to expand the list.

Regards. Sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:29، 2 دسمبر 2020ء (م ع و)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #2ترميم

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 2021ترميم

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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 #3ترميم

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-thonترميم

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 #4ترميم

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 challengesترميم

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 needsترميم

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)ترميم

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!

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Call for feedback: WMF Community Board seats & Office hours tomorrowترميم

(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) Projectsترميم

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 #5ترميم

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 #5ترميم

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 Februaryترميم

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 2021ترميم

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 discussionsترميم

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 Marchترميم

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)ترميم

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 featuresترميم

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?ترميم

 
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 Special: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 Special: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 Special: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?ترميم

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 MediaWiki: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 electionsترميم

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)