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Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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

The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent 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 review of the updates that have been sent so far:

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

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 20:31, 15. Feb 2017 (UTC) • Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzenGet help

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

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.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 19:43, 9. Mee 2017 (UTC) • Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzenGet help

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

05:10, 18. Mee 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

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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

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 03:37, 7. Apr 2017 (UTC) • Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzenGet help

Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 May[Quelltext bearbeiten]

MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 17:33, 11. Apr 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android app[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Wikidata description editing is a new experiment being rolled out on the Wikipedia app for Android. While this primarily impacts Wikidata, the changes are also addressing a concern about the mobile versions of Wikipedia, so that mobile users will be able to edit directly the descriptions shown under the title of the page and in the search results.

We began by rolling out this feature several weeks ago to a pilot group of Wikipedias (Russian, Hebrew, and Catalan), and have seen very positive results including numerous quality contributions in the form of new and updated descriptions, and a low rate of vandalism.

We are now ready for the next phase of rolling out this feature, which is to enable it in a few days for all Wikipedias except the top ten by usage within the app (i.e. except English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, and Chinese). We will enable the feature for those languages instead at some point in the future, as we closely monitor user engagement with our expanded set of pilot communities. As always, if have any concerns, please reach out to us on wiki at the talk page for this project or by email at reading@wikimedia.org. Thanks!

-DBrant (WMF) 08:41, 14. Apr 2017 (UTC)

New Page previews feature[Quelltext bearbeiten]

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

19:14, 3. Moa 2017 (UTC)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:41, 8. Moa 2017 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2017[Quelltext bearbeiten]

18:06, 12. Moa 2017 (UTC)

RevisionSlider[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:44, 16. Moa 2017 (UTC)

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

21:09, 16. Moa 2017 (UTC)

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

21:06, 23. Moa 2017 (UTC)

Accessible editing buttons[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:23, 10. Jul 2017 (UTC)

Page Previews (Hovercards) update[Quelltext bearbeiten]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:32, 20. Jul 2017 (UTC)

RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"[Quelltext bearbeiten]

There is currently a RfC open on Meta regarding "requiring those involved with paid editing on Wikipedia to link on their user page to all other active accounts through which they advertise paid Wikipedia editing business."

Note this is to apply to Wikipedia and not necessarily other sister projects, this is only to apply to websites where people are specifically advertising that they will edit Wikipedia for pay and not any other personal, professional, or social media accounts a person may have.

Please comment on meta. Thanks. Send on behalf of User:Doc James.

MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 21:07, 17. Sep 2017 (UTC)

New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers[Quelltext bearbeiten]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:07, 20. Nov 2017 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2018[Quelltext bearbeiten]

20:56, 2. Mee 2018 (UTC)

Time to bring embedded maps (‘mapframe’) to most Wikipedias[Quelltext bearbeiten]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:38, 24. Apr 2018 (UTC)

Update on page issues on mobile web[Quelltext bearbeiten]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:58, 12. Jun 2018 (UTC)

Global preferences are available[Quelltext bearbeiten]

19:20, 10. Jul 2018 (UTC)

New user group for editing sitewide CSS & JS[Quelltext bearbeiten]

Enabling a helpful feature for Template editors[Quelltext bearbeiten]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:28, 6. Aug 2018 (UTC)

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

(Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen)

Hi all,

as announced previously, permission handling for CSS/JS pages has changed: only members of the interface-admin (Oberflächenadministratoren) 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!
Tgr (talk) 12:40, 27. Aug 2018 (UTC) (via global message delivery)

Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October[Quelltext bearbeiten]

13:33, 6. Sep 2018 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2018[Quelltext bearbeiten]

14:17, 2. Nov 2018 (UTC)

Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web[Quelltext bearbeiten]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 19:35, 13. Nov 2018 (UTC)