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செயற்திட்டம் - இலங்கையின் கிழக்கு-வடக்கு-மலையக தொழிற்கலைகளை பல்லூடக முறையில் ஆவணப்படுத்தல்[தொகு]

தமிழ் விக்கிப்பீடியா தமிழ் மொழியின், தமிழ்ச் பேசும் சமூகங்களின் அறிவுத் தளங்களை பதிவு செய்வதில் ஒரு முன்னோடிக் களமாக திகழ்ந்து வந்துள்ளது, வருகின்றது. தமிழ் பேசும் சமூகங்கள் தொடர்பான பல்வேறு தகவல்களை நாம் தொகுத்து வருகிறோம். ஆனால் சில முக்கியமான அறிவுத் தொகுதிகளைப் பதிவு செய்வதில் தடைகள் உள்ளன. போதிய உசாத்துணை வளங்கள் இல்லாமை, முன் எடுத்துக்காட்டுக்கள் இல்லாமை, இணைய இணைப்பு இல்லாமை, ஈடுபாடு கொண்ட பயனர்கள் இல்லாமை என்று பல்வேறு காரணங்கள் தடைகளாக உள்ளன. இவ்வாறு போதிய கவனிப்புப் பெறாத துறைகளில் ஒன்றாக மரபுசார் தொழிற்கலைகளும், அவைகளைப் பற்றிய அறிவுத் தளங்களும் உள்ளன. இதை நிவர்த்தி செய்யும் வகையில் விக்கியூடக நிறுவனத்தில் ஒரு முன்மொழிவினை முன்வைத்துள்ளோம். இந்த முன்மொழிவு தமிழ் விக்கி தன்னார்வலர்களாலும், நூலக நிறுவன பங்களிப்பாளர்களாலும், இதர அமைப்புகளின் ஆதரவோடும் முன்னெடுக்கும் வண்ணம் வடிவமைக்கப்பட்டு வருகின்றனது. அந்த முன்மொழிவு ஒரு வரைவு மட்டுமே. அந்த முன்மொழிவினை மேம்படுத்த, அந்தச் செயற்திட்டத்தில் பங்ககெடுக்க உங்களை வரவேற்கிறோம்.

தமிழ் விக்கிப்பீடியா/ஊடகங்களில் பயிற்சிப் பட்டறை, நிகழ்வுகளில் அறிமுகப்படுத்தல், கட்டுரைப் போட்டி, ஊடகப் போட்டி, தொகுத்தல் போட்டி, நிகழ்வுகள், சந்திப்புக்கள் போன்ற முன்னெடுப்புக்கள் முன்னெடுக்கப்பட்டு வருகின்றன. இவை அறிமுகப்படுத்தல், உள்ளடக்க விரிவாக்கம், புதிய பயனர்களைச் சேர்த்தல், இணையத்துக்கு அப்பாலான தொடர்பாடல் (Outreach), விக்கிச் சமூகக் கட்டமைப்பைப் பலப்படுத்தல் ஆகியவற்றை முதன்மை நோக்கங்களாகக் கொண்டு செயற்படுத்தப்படுகின்றன. நூலக நிறுவனத்துடன் 2006 இலேயே சில கூட்டுச் செயற்பாடுகள் முன்னெடுக்கப்பட்டாலும், நாட்டுடைமையாக்கப்பட்ட படைப்புக்களை விக்கிமூலத்துக்கும், விக்கிசனரிக்கும் கொண்டுவரும் செயற்திட்டமே தமிழ் விக்கியூடகத்தின் முதலாவது முறையான கூட்டுச் செயற்பாடு (partnership) எனலாம்.

இந்தச் செயற்திட்டம் மேற்கண்ட பரிணாமங்களின் புதிய முனையாக, முன்னெடுப்பாக முன்வைக்கப்படுகின்றது.

  • முதலாவதாக இது வெளிக்களத்தில் தொடர்சியான களச் செயற்பாடுகளைக் (sustained on the ground outreach activities) கொண்டு இருக்கும். குறிப்பாக தமிழ் விக்கியர்கள் அரிதாக உள்ள மலையகம், கிழக்கிலங்கை, வன்னி, மன்னார் போன்ற இடங்களைக் குறிவைத்து.
  • இரண்டாவதாக தமிழ்ச் சூழலில் GLAM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM) மற்றும் மரபுரிமைச் செயற்திட்டங்களை (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Connected_Open_Heritage) முன்னெடுப்பது சிக்கல்களும், தடைகளும் மிகுந்தது. எம்மிடம் பலமான நூலக, ஆவணக, அருங்காட்சியகக் கட்டமைப்புக்கள் இல்லாமை இதற்கு ஒரு முக்கிய தடை ஆகும். ஆனால் அந்தக் களங்களை விக்கிக்கும், இணையத்துக்கும் கொண்டுவரும் தேவை மிகையாகவே இருக்கின்றது. அந்தக் களங்களை தமிழ் விக்கியூடகங்களுக்கு கொண்டுவரும் செயற்திட்டமாக இது அமையும்.
  • மூன்றாவதாக இது இலங்கையில் ஒரு நிறுவனத்துடனான, குறிப்பாக வேரடி அமைப்புக்களின் ஒன்றான நூலக நிறுவனத்துடனான ஒரு கூட்டுச் செயற்திடமாக அமையும்.

உங்கள் கருத்துக்களையும், ஆதரவையும், பங்களிப்பையும் இந்தச் செயற்திட்டத்துக்கு 'இலங்கையின் கிழக்கு-வடக்கு-மலையக தொழிற்கலைகளை பல்லூடக முறையில் ஆவணப்படுத்தல்' நல்கவும். நன்றி.

--Natkeeran (பேச்சு) 02:38, 9 மார்ச் 2017 (UTC)

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[தொகு]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

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We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)[தொகு]

05:09, 18 மார்ச் 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[தொகு]

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On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.

  • April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
  • April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
  • April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
  • May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
  • May 15–19 – Board vote checking
  • May 20 – Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:

  • Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
    • There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
  • Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
    • One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.

More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections(at)wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

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Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[தொகு]

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Editing News #1—2017[தொகு]

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Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[தொகு]

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Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections[தொகு]

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Reviewer Permission[தொகு]

Hi, I request the reviewer's permission so that I can review the pending changes with the "quality" level through FlaggedRevs in this wiki. Thanks. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 15:23, 9 சூன் 2017 (UTC)

Bot Permission for AlvaroBOT[தொகு]

HI, I would like to request bot permission for AlvaroBOT so that I can work on maintaining broken and double redirects, and perform replacements using AWB. Thanks. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 18:42, 14 சூன் 2017 (UTC)

Accessible editing buttons[தொகு]

--Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:57, 27 சூலை 2017 (UTC)

New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers[தொகு]

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Editing News #1—2018[தொகு]

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Global preferences are available[தொகு]

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New user group for editing sitewide CSS / JS[தொகு]

Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from now[தொகு]

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Hi all,

as announced previously, permission handling for CSS/JS pages has changed: only members of the interface-admin (இடைமுக நிர்வாகிகள்) group, and a few highly privileged global groups such as stewards, can edit CSS/JS pages that they do not own (that is, any page ending with .css or .js that is either in the MediaWiki: namespace or is another user's user subpage). This is done to improve the security of readers and editors of Wikimedia projects. More information is available at Creation of separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS. If you encounter any unexpected problems, please contact me or file a bug.

Thanks!
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Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web[தொகு]

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Community Wishlist Survey vote[தொகு]

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New Wikimedia password policy and requirements[தொகு]

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Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019[தொகு]

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Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.

Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.

The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.

The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

To know more about the contest, check out our Commons Page and FAQs

There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (பேச்சு) 10:13, 27 டிசம்பர் 2018 (UTC)

FileExporter beta feature[தொகு]

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No editing for 30 minutes on 17 January[தொகு]

You will not be able to edit the wikis for up to 30 minutes on 17 January 07:00 UTC. This is because of a database problem that has to be fixed immediately. You can still read the wikis. Some wikis are not affected. They don't get this message. You can see which wikis are not affected on this page. Most wikis are affected. The time you can not edit might be shorter than 30 minutes. /Johan (WMF)

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Talk to us about talking[தொகு]

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IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[தொகு]

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc. ) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Kanags (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, --Base (பேச்சு) 01:26, 10 மார்ச் 2019 (UTC)

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Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request[தொகு]

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The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. நன்றி! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:35, 12 ஏப்ரல் 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #1—July 2019[தொகு]

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Update on the consultation about office actions[தொகு]

Hello all,

Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.

This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.

For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.

Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.

Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team 08:03, 16 ஆகத்து 2019 (UTC)

New tools and IP masking[தொகு]

14:18, 21 ஆகத்து 2019 (UTC)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[தொகு]

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Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[தொகு]

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Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages[தொகு]

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IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[தொகு]

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc. ) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Selvasivagurunathan m (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, --علاء (பேச்சு) 11:14, 8 ஜனவரி 2020 (UTC)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[தொகு]

Hello

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 22 ஜனவரி 2020 (UTC)

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pages[தொகு]

Sorry, for writing this text in English. If you could help to translate it, it would be appreciated.

You might know the new interface for edit conflicts (currently a beta feature). Now, Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional interface to solve edit conflicts on talk pages. This interface is shown to you when you write on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment. We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature. Let us know what you think on our central feedback page! -- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) 14:15, 26 பெப்ரவரி 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion tools[தொகு]

19:28, 8 ஏப்ரல் 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #2[தொகு]

20:36, 17 சூன் 2020 (UTC)

Feedback on movement names[தொகு]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language if necessary. நன்றி!

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 19:52, 2 சூலை 2020 (UTC)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Editing news 2020 #3[தொகு]

12:56, 9 சூலை 2020 (UTC)

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia[தொகு]

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 19:56, 9 சூலை 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

Technical Wishes: FileExporter and FileImporter become default features on all Wikis[தொகு]

Max Klemm (WMDE) 09:14, 6 ஆகத்து 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[தொகு]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:48, 26 ஆகத்து 2020 (UTC)

உரையாடலில் பங்கேற்க அழைக்கிறோம்[தொகு]

அனைவருக்கும் வணக்கம். அனைத்தும் தழுவிய நடத்தை நெறியின் (Universal Code of Conduct) வரைவு ஒன்றை உங்கள் பரிசீலனைக்காகவும் பின்னூட்டத்திற்காகவும் பகிர்வதில் பரவசமடைகிறோம். முன்னதாக இந்த ஆண்டில் Wikimedia அறக்கட்டளை அறங்காவலர் குழு (Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees) இதைக் கட்டாயமாக்கியது. வரைவின் எந்தப் பகுதிகள் உங்களுக்கு அல்லது உங்கள் பணிக்குச் சவால்களை விடுக்கும் என்று UCoC வரைவாக்கக் குழு அறிய விரும்புகிறது. இந்த வரைவில் இடம்பெறத் தவறியது என்ன? தயவுசெய்து உரையாடலில் சேர்ந்துகொள்ளுங்கள், சேர ஆர்வம் இருக்கக்கூடிய மற்றவர்களையும் அழையுங்கள்.

--AMtavangu (WMF) (பேச்சு) 12:26, 10 செப்டம்பர் 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest[தொகு]

21:26, 29 செப்டம்பர் 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest[தொகு]

22:49, 29 செப்டம்பர் 2020 (UTC)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric[தொகு]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language.

Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees starts two calls for feedback. One is about changes to the Bylaws mainly to increase the Board size from 10 to 16 members. The other one is about a trustee candidate rubric to introduce new, more effective ways to evaluate new Board candidates. The Board welcomes your comments through 26 October. For more details, check the full announcement.

நன்றி! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:09, 7 அக்டோபர் 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[தொகு]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:10, 21 அக்டோபர் 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[தொகு]

22:10, 5 நவம்பர் 2020 (UTC)

Update to ICU Unicode library[தொகு]

Trizek (WMF) 14:53, 16 நவம்பர் 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[தொகு]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:09, 20 நவம்பர் 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlist[தொகு]

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th[தொகு]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[தொகு]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

00:52, 15 திசம்பர் 2020 (UTC)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event[தொகு]

Wikimania's logo.

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language. நன்றி!

Wikimania will be a virtual event this year, and hosted by a wide group of community members. Whenever the next in-person large gathering is possible again, the ESEAP Core Organizing Team will be in charge of it. Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved in the planning process and other aspects of the event. Please read the longer version of this announcement on wikimedia-l.

ESEAP Core Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Events Team, 15:15, 27 சனவரி 2021 (UTC)

Project Grant Open Call[தொகு]

This is the announcement for the Project Grants program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021.
This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.

For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us if you would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021!

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrantsவார்ப்புரு:Atwikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (பேச்சு) 08:00, 28 சனவரி 2021 (UTC)

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

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 சனவரி 2021 (UTC)

Call for feedback: WMF Community Board seats & Office hours tomorrow[தொகு]

(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 பெப்ரவரி 2021 (UTC)

[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 February[தொகு]

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 பெப்ரவரி 2021 (UTC)

Wikifunctions logo contest[தொகு]

01:46, 2 மார்ச் 2021 (UTC)

WMF Community Board seats: Upcoming panel discussions[தொகு]

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 மார்ச் 2021 (UTC)

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

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 மார்ச் 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultations[தொகு]

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2[தொகு]

Please help translate to your language

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement and all its projects. The project is currently in Phase 2, outlining clear enforcement pathways. You can read more about the whole project on its project page.

Drafting Committee: Call for applications[தொகு]

The Wikimedia Foundation is recruiting volunteers to join a committee to draft how to make the code enforceable. Volunteers on the committee will commit between 2 and 6 hours per week from late April through July and again in October and November. It is important that the committee be diverse and inclusive, and have a range of experiences, including both experienced users and newcomers, and those who have received or responded to, as well as those who have been falsely accused of harassment.

To apply and learn more about the process, see Universal Code of Conduct/Drafting committee.

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translators[தொகு]

From 5 April – 5 May 2021 there will be conversations on many Wikimedia projects about how to enforce the UCoC. We are looking for volunteers to translate key material, as well as to help host consultations on their own languages or projects using suggested key questions. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles, please contact us in whatever language you are most comfortable.

To learn more about this work and other conversations taking place, see Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations.

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) 21:53, 5 ஏப்ரல் 2021 (UTC)

Line numbering coming soon to all wikis[தொகு]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 15:09, 12 ஏப்ரல் 2021 (UTC)

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

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 ஏப்ரல் 2021 (UTC)

Suggested Values[தொகு]

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) 14:08, 22 ஏப்ரல் 2021 (UTC)

Call for Election Volunteers: 2021 WMF Board elections[தொகு]

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 மே 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1[தொகு]

Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 1, June 2021Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the first issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code, and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.

Please note, this is the first issue of UCoC Newsletter which is delivered to all subscribers and projects as an announcement of the initiative. If you want the future issues delivered to your talk page, village pumps, or any specific pages you find appropriate, you need to subscribe here.

You can help us by translating the newsletter issues in your languages to spread the news and create awareness of the new conduct to keep our beloved community safe for all of us. Please add your name here if you want to be informed of the draft issue to translate beforehand. Your participation is valued and appreciated.

  • Affiliate consultations – Wikimedia affiliates of all sizes and types were invited to participate in the UCoC affiliate consultation throughout March and April 2021. (continue reading)
  • 2021 key consultations – The Wikimedia Foundation held enforcement key questions consultations in April and May 2021 to request input about UCoC enforcement from the broader Wikimedia community. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable discussions – The UCoC facilitation team hosted two 90-minute-long public roundtable discussions in May 2021 to discuss UCoC key enforcement questions. More conversations are scheduled. (continue reading)
  • Phase 2 drafting committee – The drafting committee for the phase 2 of the UCoC started their work on 12 May 2021. Read more about their work. (continue reading)
  • Diff blogs – The UCoC facilitators wrote several blog posts based on interesting findings and insights from each community during local project consultation that took place in the 1st quarter of 2021. (continue reading)

--MediaWiki message delivery (பேச்சு) 23:05, 11 சூன் 2021 (UTC)