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- 1 Update on page issues on mobile web
- 2 Global preferences are available
- 3 Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS
- 4 New user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS
- 5 Enabling a helpful feature for Template editors
- 6 Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from now
- 7 Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October
- 8 Reminder: No editing for up to an hour on 10 October
- 9 The Community Wishlist Survey
- 10 Editing News #2—2018
- 11 Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web
- 12 Community Wishlist Survey vote
- 13 Advanced Search
- 14 New Wikimedia password policy and requirements
- 15 Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019
- 16 FileExporter beta feature
- 17 No editing for 30 minutes 17 January
- 18 Talk to us about talking
- 19 New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2019)
- 20 Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 April
- 21 Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request
- 22 Multilingual Shared Templates and Modules
- 23 Wikidata Bridge: edit Wikidata’s data from Wikipedia infoboxes
- 24 Editing News #1—July 2019
- 25 Update on the consultation about office actions
- 26 New tools and IP masking
- 27 The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started
- 28 Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project
- 29 Beta feature "Reference Previews"
- 30 Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages
- 31 Wikipedia Asian Month 2019
- 32 Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contest
- 33 Wiki Loves Folklore
- 34 Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project
Update on page issues on mobile webEdit
Global preferences are availableEdit
19:19, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JSEdit
New user group for editing sitewide CSS/JSEdit
Enabling a helpful feature for Template editorsEdit
Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from nowEdit
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as announced previously, permission handling for CSS/JS pages has changed: only members of the
interface-admin (Interface administrators) 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.
Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 OctoberEdit
13:33, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Reminder: No editing for up to an hour on 10 OctoberEdit
12:03, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit
11:05, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Editing News #2—2018Edit
14:16, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile webEdit
Community Wishlist Survey voteEdit
18:13, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
New Wikimedia password policy and requirementsEdit
Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019Edit
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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.
There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!
Imagine... the sum of all love!
FileExporter beta featureEdit
Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
No editing for 30 minutes 17 JanuaryEdit
14:47, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Talk to us about talkingEdit
Trizek (WMF) 15:00, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2019)Edit
The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:
- Kinige – Primarily Indian-language ebooks - 10 books per month
- Gale – Times Digital Archive collection added (covering 1785-2013)
- JSTOR – New applications now being taken again
Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Baylor University Press, Taylor & Francis, Cairn, Annual Reviews and Bloomsbury. You can request new partnerships on our Suggestions page.
Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 17:40, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 AprilEdit
10:56, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestEdit
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Hello chy-wiki community! (Please help translate to your language)
I recently organized a project to share templates and modules between wikis. It allows modules and templates to be “language-neutral”, and store all text translations on Commons. This means that it is enough to copy/paste a template without any changes, and update the translations separately. If someone fixes a bug or adds a new feature in the original module, you can copy/paste it again without any translation work. My bot DiBabelYurikBot can help with copying. This way users can spend more time on content, and less time on updating and copying templates. Please see project page for details and ask questions on talk page.
P.S. I am currently running for the Wikimedia board, focusing on content and support of multi-language communities. If you liked my projects like maps, graphs, or this one, I will be happy to receive your support. (any registered user group can vote). Thank you! --Yurik (talk) 05:59, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
Wikidata Bridge: edit Wikidata’s data from Wikipedia infoboxesEdit
Editing News #1—July 2019Edit
18:32, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Update on the consultation about office actionsEdit
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 08:02, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
New tools and IP maskingEdit
14:18, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just startedEdit
-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements projectEdit
07:18, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Beta feature "Reference Previews"Edit
-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:47, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pagesEdit
11:12, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia Asian Month 2019Edit
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Wikipedia Asian Month is back! We wish you all the best of luck for the contest. The basic guidelines of the contest can be found on your local page of Wikipedia Asian Month. For more information, refer to our Meta page for organizers.
Looking forward to meet the next ambassadors for Wikipedia Asian Month 2019!
For additional support for organizing offline event, contact our international team on wiki or on email. We would appreciate the translation of this message in the local language by volunteer translators. Thank you!
Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contestEdit
In consideration of a week-long internet block in Iran, Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 contest has been extended for a week past November. The articles submitted till 7th December 2019, 23:59 UTC will be accepted by the fountain tools of the participating wikis.
Please help us translate and spread this message in your local language.
Wiki Loves FolkloreEdit
Wiki Loves Love is back again in 2020 iteration as Wiki Loves Folklore from 1 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020. Join us to celebrate the local cultural heritage of your region with the theme of folklore in the international photography contest at Wikimedia Commons. Images, videos and audios representing different forms of folk cultures and new forms of heritage that haven’t otherwise been documented so far are welcome submissions in Wiki Loves Folklore. Learn more about the contest at Meta-Wiki and Commons.
Movement Learning and Leadership Development ProjectEdit
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!