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  • bug: Komunitas Wikipedia mau mabbuak halamang édé untuk mabbicara soalan-soalan tentang Wikipedia. Iakia:
    • Komentar-komentar halamang, buak pranala diskusi (discussion) halang éro.
    • Wikipedia tania tempa mengiklan
    • Wikipedia tania sibua syarikat. Komunitas Wikipedia dek majjama béla Wikipedia. Wikipedia dek mabbea gaji ida, iakia sumbangan ida kepada tabung penubuhan lanrek riangkeki.
Sila:
  • Tulisik soalan ida ri awa halamang édé. (Muannéng ida dek/dek mau buak pranala éro, pasalinra lupa taip tajuk: == tajuk ==.
  • Menandatangani soalan ida éngkalinga menaip " ~~~~ ".
  • id: Komunitas Wikipedia membuat halaman ini untuk membahas persoalan mengenai Wikipedia, termasuk:
    • Komentar pada halaman, buat pranala diskusi ("discussion").
    • Wikipedia tanpa ada maksud beriklan.
    • Wikipedia adalah sebuah kesatuan. Komunitas Wikipedia adalah sukarelawan Wikipedia. Wikipedia tidak membayar gaji, yaitu sumbangan kepada Yayasan Wikimedia.
Silakan:
  • Buat topik baru di halaman ini. (Jangan lupa, untuk membuat judul seperti ini: == judul ==.
  • Tanda tangani setiap akhir topik " ~~~~ ".


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Sysop request[sunting]

I'holave requested sysop status for this Wikipedia from Meta Wiki. I may gain sysop rights if there is/are no objection(s) from other users of this Wikipedia. Please reply to this statement and state weather you agree or object. You can view the request page on meta here. --— Kurnia 19:42, 28 Uléŋ 1 2011 (UTC)

Setuju / Yes[sunting]

  1. Tampaknya tidak ada pengguna aktif lain di sini kecuali Anda.
    It seems that this wiki currently has no other active user other than you. Looking from your activity, I'd say yes. Bennylin 14:45, 30 Uléŋ 1 2011 (UTC)
    Terima kasih, wiki ini amat sunyi. --— Kurnia 19:54, 30 Uléŋ 1 2011 (UTC)
  2. Saya turut mendukung anda menjadi sysop di wikipedia ini.Semangat 09:05, 2 Februari 2011 (UTC)
  3. Saya turut mendukung anda menjadi sysop di wikipedia ini. Naval Scene 11:47, 2 Februari 2011 (UTC)
  4. Yes. Sokong. Yosri (bicara) 24 Februari 2013 04.54 (UTC)

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Tidak setuju / No[sunting]

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Pendapat - opinion[sunting]

Permisi, excuse me, pardon, kulo nuwun. Aga kareba!

Saya lihat di perubahan terbaru Wikipedia Bahasa Bugis, banyak sekali dibuat artikel tentang komune di Perancis. Saya senang bahwa wikipedia bahasa Bugis kembali bergairah, namun saya hendak sedikit mengungkapkan keganjalan di hati saya. Artikel-artikel komune yang sangat banyak itu, sebagian besar hanya satu kalimat yang berisi "Komune x terletak di x, Perancis". Masalahnya adalah, pentingkah? Apakah penting membuat ribuan artikel seperti itu, yang tidak ada manfaatnya sama sekali? Apa yang bisa didapat dari seonggok kalimat itu? Satu artikel bermutu yang lengkap jauh lebih berguna daripada satu juta artikel semacam itu. Menurut saya, untuk wikipedia yang baru akan merangkak seperti Bugis ini, sebaiknya bertumpu pada pembinaan artikel-artikel dasar dalam berbagai bidang terlebih dahulu. Misalnya: proton, oksigen, tata surya, dan lain semacamnya. Selanjutnya artikel-artikel dasar itu dilengkapi, atau paling tidak, bisa dibaca dan dipetik manfaatnya dari para pembaca. Manfaatnya akan jauh lebih terasa, daripada jutaan artikel tak bermanfaat seperti itu. Ini hanyalah seonggok pendapat dari saya, yang merasa sedikit prihatin dengan kejar-kejaran jumlah artikel, tanpa memedulikan mutu. Kita harus bertumpu pada mutu, bukan kuantitas, karena ini ensiklopedia. Tingkatkan mutu artikel-artikel dasar, dan saya yakin Wikipedia Bugis akan maju. Terima kasih dan salam persaudaraan!

I have seen that in the recent change of Bugis Wikipedia, there are so many articles about commune in France. I am happy that Bugis Wikipedia has returned to the stage! However, i want to express my concern. These articles, most of them only consist of, "Commune x is located in xx, France". The problem is, is it important? Is it important to create thousands of articles like that, which dont contain any benefit? What can we get from the one-sentence thing? One good, or even best article, about a topic, is far more useful than one million one-sentence commune article. I think, for new wikipedia like Bugis, the wiki should focus on the creation of basic articles, for example proton, oxygen, solar system, etc. Next, the basic articles must be comprehensive, or at least, readable, and the benefit can be picked by the reader. It will be far more useful, rather than a million meaningless commune article. No offence, this is just my opinion, who is concerned with total article rank race like this. We should focus on the quality, not quantity, because this is encyclopedia. Increase the quality of basic articles, and i am sure that Bugis Wikipedia will be a great wiki. Thank you for your attention! Mimihitam 10:45, 2 Februari 2011 (UTC)m.

Apa kabar saudara/i Mimihitam, memang malang sekali rencana ciptaan saya itu kebanyakannya adalah stub. Ini kerana saya kurang fasih berbahasa Bugis dan kini sedang belajar. Tujuan dibuat artikel banyak-banyak adalah untuk menarik lebih ramai pengguna datang ke sini dan menyunting. Dengan harapan, seorang yang lebih fasih daripada saya akan datang dan menolong mewujudkan rencana yang lebih berkualitas. Apa-apa pun, saya ucapkan terima kasih kepada para pengguna yang sanggup singgah ke sini. :) --— Kurnia 15:58, 2 Februari 2011 (UTC)

Terima kasih atas jawabannya saudara Kurnia :) Ah begitu, tapi menurut saya, daripada membuat komune-komune tak berarti, lebih baik buatlah rintisan tentang artikel dasar yang belum ada. Seperti di wikipedia bahasa Banjar, salah satu perintisnya, Ezagren, bahasa Banjarnya juga masih di tingkat 2, tapi ia banyak menulis rintisan artikel dasar yang bisa lebih berguna untuk pembaca :) Menurut saya itu akan jauh lebih menarik orang daripada komune-komune yang akan membuat orang berpikir "ini ensiklopedia atau basis data komune Perancis"? Oh iya, mungkin untuk lebih menarik orang lagi, halaman utamanya dihias dengan gambar pilihan, artikel pilihan, tahukah Anda, dan segala macamnya. Ada pula saran dari pengguna WBI lain agar menggunakan aksara Latin dulu untuk sementara, karena Lontara sedikit membingungkan u/ mereka. Terima kasih, jabat erat, dan salam :) Mimihitam 00:23, 3 Februari 2011 (UTC)

Mengapa bot di Wikipedia ini kurang kelihatan ?.Semangat 11:04, 3 Februari 2011 (UTC)

@Mimihitam: Baiklah kalau begitu, saya akan cuba usahakan artikel-artikel rintisan tentang perkara-perkara asas. Tentang gambar pilihan, sudah saya letakkan pada Leppa Indoë (draf Laman Utama). Artikel pilihan dan tahukah anda belum bisa dibuat kerna belum ada artikel yang cukup layak, artikel dengan topik berlainan juga belum banyak, jadi tahukah anda belum bisa diwujudkan. Saya sekarang sedang cuba mendapat hak sysop sementara, sesudah mendapatnya, saya akan rumikan Wikipedia ini. :) --— Kurnia 14:22, 5 Februari 2011 (UTC)

Wah mantap, halaman utamanya jadi lebih menarik! Saya mengucapkan banyak terima kasih atas perhatiannya, dan juga saya mengapresiasi perombakan yang dilancarkan Sdr. Kurniasan. Semoga berhasil, dan saya mohon maaf apabila tidak bisa membantu, karena saya tak mampu berbicara dalam bahasa Bugis. Semoga Wikipedia Bugis semakin jaya!
P.S. Saya hanya bisa membantu dalam mencari penutur bahasa Bugis. Baru saja saya masukkan ajakan untuk menyumbang di facebook: [1] Mimihitam 01:33, 6 Februari 2011 (UTC)

Kapan agaknya wikipedia ini bisa mencapai 10.000 artikel.Semangat 11:20, 10 Februari 2011 (UTC)

Sysop request by Bersatu[sunting]

I've requested sysop status for this Wikipedia from the Meta Wiki. I may gain sysop rights if there is/are no objection(s) from other users of this Wikipedia. Please reply to this statement and state weather about you agree or object. You can view the request page on meta here. Please. I want to advance this wikipedia.--Bersatu 10:58, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Setuju / Yes[sunting]

  • You have more contribs in this wikipedia.Aplikasi 16:46, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Tidak setuju / No[sunting]

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Sysop request by Bersatu[sunting]

I've requested sysop status for this Wikipedia from the Meta Wiki. I may gain sysop rights if there is/are no objection(s) from other users of this Wikipedia. Please reply into this statement and state weather about you agree or object. You can view the request page on meta here. Please. I want to advance this wikipedia. I must built this Buginese Wikipedias for this future.--Bersatu (bicara) 23 November 2012 12.34 (UTC)

Setuju / Yes[sunting]

  1. Buginese Wikipedias is grown cause of you. Hope you can get in 50,000 articles.--Aplikasi (bicara) 23 November 2012 12.37 (UTC)
  2. Semoga berjaya bro.--Semangat (bicara) 23 November 2012 12.38 (UTC)
  3. OK. Please consider creating non-French commune articles Bennylin (bicara) 23 November 2012 13.07 (UTC)

Tidak setuju / No[sunting]

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Sysop request by Aplikasi[sunting]

Hi, I hope I will be a sysop cause I want to upgrade and make onward this wikipedias. I will help to improve this wikipedias. Thank you.--Aplikasi (bicara) 23 November 2012 12.51 (UTC)

Setuju / Yes[sunting]

  1. Agree.--Bersatu (bicara) 23 November 2012 12.55 (UTC)
  2. OK. Please consider creating non-French commune articles Bennylin (bicara) 23 November 2012 13.08 (UTC)
  3. Yes. Sokong. Yosri (bicara) 24 Februari 2013 04.55 (UTC)

Tidak setuju / No[sunting]

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Multilingual Challenge[sunting]

Please help: replace this red text with a translation of the English message below. Thank you!
Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge

This is the first multilingual Wikipedia collaboration. All Wikipedians can take part, in any Wikipedia language. The challenge runs from 1 May until 3 September 2011.
Sign up now!
" Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Andrew Dalby 11:43, 2 Méi 2011 (UTC)

Nationality[sunting]

I see that the two members who asked for sysop for this Wiki are Malaysians. Don't get me wrong, I don't have any personal objections to Malaysians. But seeing as Bugis is a language that originated from Indonesia, I think it's appropriate to have Indonesians running this Wiki. God, I hope that doesn't sound like something racist. I am from Banjar Wikipedia, and we also have many Banjars in Malaysia. I'd love to see more Malaysian members contributing to the Wiki, but I prefer them to write their articles in the original Banjar language rather than using their own Malaysian Banjar dialect. We don't we want our English Wikipedia to be written in Singlish either, do we? Jiwa Matahari 04:45, 11 Méi 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that's somewhat racist. But, you're probably right. It's better for Indonesian Bugis to run this wiki since they know the language better than the Malaysia. Not many Malaysian Bugis, including myself, is fluent to the language of this wiki. But, the problem now is that there are none native speaker of Buginese from Indonesia that is contributing to this wiki, and we only have me and few others Malaysian. This wiki itself is created by a Malaysian. So, it would be really helpful if you could tell your fellow Indonesia about this site and get them to contribute. I'm afraid this wiki is dying, I can't contribute any further since I'm not fluent to this language, and same with other fellow Malaysian contributing to this site (I assume). --— Kurnia 00:09, 17 Méi 2011 (UTC)
The main problem - as stated by Kurniasan already - is that there are not many Buginese contributors, regardless of their nationality or language fluency. I'd say let's support our Malaysian friends or whoever currently contributes to this wiki, while hoping patiently that more fluent speakers will join in later on. Fluency can be learned, it is the willingness to share that is hard to come by. Salam, Naval Scene 17:15, 29 Juni 2011 (UTC)
I'm actually questioning the value of all the articles added into this wiki recently, namely comunes of France. It has nothing to do with Buginese language/culture nor it has any value whatsoever other than improving the number of articles. Even then the number would be a mirage, because in a glance (Special:RandomPage) people can see that the content in this wiki is worthless for the people speaking this language. There are so many _much better_ options other than comunes of France. Please reconsider and think for the long run.
As for attracting Bugis-speaking people to edit this wiki, why not collaborating with WMID? Bennylin 1 November 2011 12.12 (UTC)
I believe that for the initial steps, regardless what nationality or article, as long as it did not harm this wiki, should be welcome until those who are fluent and willing to do the work join in. There is no use of bitching moaning dan complaining without making any contribution. For example WBI was seeded by foreigner in its early phases, but now is thriving. Yosri (bicara) 1 Maré' 2013 11.13 (UTC)
Well, forgive my bitching once again then, borrowing recently-popular phrase by Anas Urbaningrum, to me, this wiki is no more than "anak yang tidak diharapkan" of WMF project, left by its parents almost immediately after birth. I personally like Tetun Wikipedia more. :) Bennylin (bicara) 1 Maré' 2013 13.39 (UTC)
None the less, let this Wiki be adopted by foster parent first, before the rightful speaker come in. If you prefer Tetun, please do contribute Tetun. I personally do not have any stake in this Wiki, but I support any contribution should be welcome here, as long as it is not vandal. Those short article may attract more contributor later. Borrowing Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Yosri (bicara) 1 Maré' 2013 16.28 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[sunting]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

For the coordinating committee,
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HiW-Bot[sunting]

  • Operator  : Hedwig in Washington
  • Automatic or Manually Assisted : automatic
  • Programming Language(s)  : Python (pywikipedia), daily update
  • Function Summary  : Interwiki, Internationalization by removing chaos in Babel-Category so it can be used properly and easy. Double redirects will be added shortly
  • Already has a bot flag (Y/N)  : Yes: 23 Wikis so far, others pending. see here
  • Function Details  : just using the standard interwiki.py; parameters: -auto -all - log -catr

I humbly request bot status on this wiki in order to update Interwiki, and improve Internationalization by removing chaos in Babel so it can be used properly and easy by everyone.

Thank you for consideration! --Hedwig in Washington 20:28, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

done. Bennylin (bicara) 30 Méi 2012 06.15 (UTC)

Language support group for Buginese[sunting]

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net. Thanks, Gmeijssen 16 Oktober 2011 12.49 (UTC)

Terms of Use update[sunting]

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Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 27 Oktober 2011 00.32 (UTC)

Sysop request by Bersatu[sunting]

I've requested sysop status for this Wikipedia from the Meta Wiki. I may gain sysop rights if there is/are no objection(s) from other users of this Wikipedia. Please reply to this statement and state weather about you agree or object. You can view the request page on meta here. Please. I want to advance this wikipedia. I must built this Buginese Wikipedias.--Bersatu 29 Oktober 2011 17.16 (UTC)

Setuju / Yes[sunting]

  • I vote yes. --— Kurnia 1 November 2011 09.44 (UTC)
  • Sure. Bennylin 1 November 2011 10.57 (UTC)
  • I vote yes. Yosri (bicara) 1 Maré' 2013 11.15 (UTC)

Tidak setuju / No[sunting]

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2011 Fundraising Is Almost Here[sunting]

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Hello Wikipedians, my name is Alex and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2011 Fundraiser. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that messages which may perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences.

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for volunteers who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into your local language, suggesting community appeals for us to use, and to provide us with feedback on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both translation, statistical analysis, and local discussion and testing. We actively encourage focusing discussion on meta so we can all work together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us. Engagement is what we strive for, without each other we would never had made Wikimedia succeed. The staff working on this fundraiser is comprised of long-time Wikimedians with as much care and concern for the success of this drive as the volunteers, and we want you to actively participate and have a voice. Everyone is welcome to contact any of us on staff at any time with a timely response to follow. I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser.

If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign.
Azariv 31 Oktober 2011 22.22 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[sunting]

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  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
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  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships for more information.

Thanks!

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 21 Desember 2011 12.49 (UTC)

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[sunting]

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on beta.wmflabs.org. For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 14 Januari 2012 23.58 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[sunting]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 12 Februari 2012 14.51 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[sunting]

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The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 2 Juni 2012 00.45 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[sunting]

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Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 5 Juni 2012 18.05 (UTC)

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Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[sunting]

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Hi,

As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 19 Juli 2012 19.54 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[sunting]

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
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You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 16 Agustus 2012 02.12 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[sunting]

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The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[sunting]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 10 September 2012 13.08 (UTC)

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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[sunting]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at test2.wikipedia.org and mediawiki.org, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 16 Oktober 2012 02.43 (UTC)

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[sunting]

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Thanks!
Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![sunting]

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year on the Wikimedia fundraising 'User Experience' project. We have talked to many different people in different countries and their feedback has helped us immensely in restructuring our pages. If you haven't heard of it yet, the 'User Experience' project has the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries (outside the USA) and enhancing the localization of our donation pages.

I am (still) searching for volunteers to spend some time on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. **All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be very low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)**

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!!

Thanks!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Read-only mode expected.[sunting]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on timeanddate.com). More information is available in the full announcement.

If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Thank you for your help and your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 19 Januari 2013 15.04 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[sunting]

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

  1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
  2. This user account must have more than 75 edits on any single Wikimedia project before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC]. Please check your account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility tool.
  3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

This message was delivered based on m:Distribution list/Global message delivery. Translation fetched from: commons:Commons:Picture of the Year/2012/Translations/Village Pump/en -- Rillke (bicara) 22 Januari 2013 23.46 (UTC)

Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[sunting]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

  • Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
  • Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
  • Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?

Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 30 Januari 2013 20.10 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) coming to this Wikipedia[sunting]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally.

Wikidata has been in development for a few months now. It is now time for the roll-out of the first part of it on your Wikipedia. Phase 1 is the support for the management of language links. It is already being used on the Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian and English Wikipedias. The next step is to enable the extension on all other Wikipedias. We have currently planned this for March 6.

What is Wikidata?[sunting]

Wikidata is a central place to store data that you can usually find in infoboxes. Think of it as something like Wikimedia Commons but for data (like the number of inhabitants of a country or the length of a river) instead of multimedia. The first part of this project (centralizing language links) is being rolled out now. The more fancy things will follow later.

What is going to happen?[sunting]

Language links in the sidebar are going to come from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions?[sunting]

Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata[sunting]

To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages. You can see previous editions here.

--Lydia Pintscher 21 Februari 2013 16.02 (UTC)

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Burecrates request by Bersatu[sunting]

I've requested burecrates status for this Wikipedia from the Meta Wiki. I may gain sysop rights if there is/are no objection(s) from other users of this Wikipedia. Please reply into this statement and state weather about you agree or object. You can view the request page on meta here. Please. I want to advance this wikipedia. I must built this Buginese Wikipedias for this future. There's no one burecrates on this wiki.--Bersatu (bicara) 24 Februari 2013 03.11 (UTC)

Setuju / Yes[sunting]

Tidak setuju / No[sunting]

Abstain / Abstain[sunting]

Wikidata phase 1 (language links) live on this Wikipedia[sunting]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

As I annonced 2 weeks ago, Wikidata phase 1 (language links) has been deployed here today. Language links in the sidebar are coming from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. It'd be great if you could bring this to this wiki if that has not already happened. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 6 Maré' 2013 22.53 (UTC)

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Convert complex templates to Lua to make them faster and more powerful[sunting]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)

Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.

If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.

If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system. 13 Maré' 2013 18.48 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) coming to this Wikipedia[sunting]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. It is soon time to enable the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) and things are looking good. The next step is English Wikipedia. This is planned for April 8. If everything works out fine we will deploy on all remaining Wikipedias on April 10. I will update this part of the FAQ if there are any issues forcing us to change this date. I will also sent another note to this village pump once the deployment is finished.

What will happen once we have phase 2 enabled here? Once it is enabled in a few days you will be able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!)

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p169}} in the wiki text of the article on Yahoo!. This will return “Marissa Mayer” as she is the chief executive officer of the company.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can already test it on test2.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 5 April 2013 16.48 (UTC)

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Request for comment on inactive administrators[sunting]

Permohonan komentar mengenai administrator yang tidak aktif.

(Silakan pertimbangkan untuk menerjemahkan pesan ini untuk kepentingan rekan-rekan Wikimedian. Silakan pertimbangkan juga untuk menerjemahkan proposal.)

Read this message in English / Lleer esti mensaxe n'asturianu / বাংলায় এই বার্তাটি পড়ুন / Llegiu aquest missatge en català / Læs denne besked på dansk / Lies diese Nachricht auf Deutsch / Leś cal mesag' chè in Emiliàn / Leer este mensaje en español / Lue tämä viesti suomeksi / Lire ce message en français / Ler esta mensaxe en galego / हिन्दी / Pročitajte ovu poruku na hrvatskom / Baca pesan ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia / Leggi questo messaggio in italiano / ಈ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ / Aqra dan il-messaġġ bil-Malti / norsk (bokmål) / Lees dit bericht in het Nederlands / Przeczytaj tę wiadomość po polsku / Citiți acest mesaj în română / Прочитать это сообщение на русском / Farriintaan ku aqri Af-Soomaali / Pročitaj ovu poruku na srpskom (Прочитај ову поруку на српском) / อ่านข้อความนี้ในภาษาไทย / Прочитати це повідомлення українською мовою / Đọc thông báo bằng tiếng Việt / 使用中文阅读本信息。

Halo!

Terdapat permohonan komentar baru di Meta-Wiki menyangkut pencabutan hak-hak administratif dari Wikimedian yang non-aktif dalam masa waktu lama. Pada umumnya, proposal dari para pengurus ini akan berlaku pada wikis tanpa proses peninjauan dari administrator.

Kami juga mengumpulkandaftar proyek disertai prosedur penghapusan administrator non-aktif di halaman pembicaraan dari permohonan komentar. Jangan sungkan-sungkan menambahkan proyek(-proyek) anda ke dalam daftar apabila anda punya kebijakan terhadap ketidakaktifan administrator.

Semua masukan dihargai. Pembahasan ditutup paling segera tanggal 21 Mei 2013 (2013-05-21), tetapi akan diperpanjang apabila diperlukan.

Terima kasih, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 24 April 2013 04.22 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[sunting]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. We have now enabled the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) a month ago and two days ago on the English Wikipedia. Today all the remaining Wikipedias followed.

What does having phase 2 enabled here mean? You are now able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!) The current state is just the beginning though. It will be extended based on feedback we get from you now.

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p159}} in the wiki text of the article on Wikimedia Foundation. This will return “San Francisco” as that is the headquarter location of the non-profit.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:headquarter location}} instead of {{#property:p159}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can test it on test2 if you don't want to do it in an article here.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.


We are excited about taking yet another step towards allowing all Wikipedias share structured data and collect and curate it together. --Lydia Pintscher 24 April 2013 19.03 (UTC)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[sunting]

Some accounts will soon be renamed due to a technical change that the developer team at Wikimedia are making. More details on Meta.

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[en] Change to section edit links[sunting]

The default position of the "edit" link in page section headers is going to change soon. The "edit" link will be positioned adjacent to the page header text rather than floating opposite it.

Section edit links will be to the immediate right of section titles, instead of on the far right. If you're an editor of one of the wikis which already implemented this change, nothing will substantially change for you; however, scripts and gadgets depending on the previous implementation of section edit links will have to be adjusted to continue working; however, nothing else should break even if they are not updated in time.

Detailed information and a timeline is available on meta.

Ideas to do this all the way to 2009 at least. It is often difficult to track which of several potential section edit links on the far right is associated with the correct section, and many readers and anonymous or new editors may even be failing to notice section edit links at all, since they read section titles, which are far away from the links.

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Tech newsletter: Subscribe to receive the next editions[sunting]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 20 Méi 2013 20.17 (UTC)
Important note: This is the first edition of the Tech News weekly summaries, which help you monitor recent software changes likely to impact you and your fellow Wikimedians.

If you want to continue to receive the next issues every week, please subscribe to the newsletter. You can subscribe your personal talk page and a community page like this one. The newsletter can be translated into your language.

You can also become a tech ambassador, help us write the next newsletter and tell us what to improve. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. guillom 20 Méi 2013 20.17 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[sunting]

Hi, apologies for posting this in English, but I wanted to alert your community to a discussion on Meta about potential changes to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy. Please translate this statement if you can. We hope that you will all participate in the discussion; we also welcome translations of the legal team’s statement into as many languages as possible and encourage you to voice your thoughts there. Please see the Trademark practices discussion (on Meta-Wiki) for more information. Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk)

Universal Language Selector to replace Narayam and WebFonts extensions[sunting]

On June 11, 2013, the Universal Language Selector (ULS) will replace the features of Mediawiki extensions Narayam and WebFonts. The ULS provides a flexible way of configuring and delivering language settings like interface language, fonts, and input methods (keyboard mappings).

Please read the announcement on Meta-Wiki for more information. Runab 5 Juni 2013 14.07 (UTC) (posted via Global message delivery)

Free Research Accounts from Leading Medical Publisher. Come and Sign up![sunting]

gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. I want to alert you to our latest donation.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, 16 Juni 2013 20.58 (UTC)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[sunting]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for ' accounts at the. Cheers, 16 Juni 2013 21.33 (UTC)

X!'s Edit Counter[sunting]

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[sunting]

Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 23 Juli 2013 12.56 (UTC)

VisualEditor and your Wikipedia[sunting]

(Please translate this message)

Greetings,

The Wikimedia Foundation will soon turn on VisualEditor for all users, all the time on your Wikipedia. Right now your Wikipedia does not have any local documents on VisualEditor, and we hope that your community can change that. To find out about how you can help with translations visit the TranslationCentral for VisualEditor and read the easy instructions on bringing information to your Wikipedia. The User Guide and the FAQ are very important to have in your language.

We want to find out as much as we can from you about VisualEditor and how it helps your Wikipedia, and having local pages is a great way to start. We also encourage you to leave feedback on Mediawiki where the community can offer ideas, opinions, and point out bugs that may still exist in the software that need to be reported to Bugzilla. If you are able to speak for the concerns of others in English on MediaWiki or locally I encourage you to help your community to be represented in this process.

If you can help translate the user interface for VisualEditor to your language, you can help with that as well. Translatewiki has open tasks for translating VisualEditor. A direct link to translate the user interface is here. You can see how we are doing with those translations here. You need an account on Translatewiki to translate. This account is free and easy to create.

If we can help your community in any way with this process, please let me know and I will do my best to assist your Wikipedia with this |exciting development. You can contact me on my meta talk page or by email. You can also contact Patrick Earley for help with translations and documents on Mediawiki. We look forward to working with you to bring the VisualEditor experience to your Wikipedia! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 30 Juli 2013 18.58 (UTC)

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Penggunaan aksara Latin[sunting]

Berhubung minimnya masyarakat yang memahami aksara Lontara, maka dari itu saya mengusulkan untuk menggunakan aksara Latin dalam keseluruhan isi Wikipedia ini. Mohon pertimbangannya. --Bonaditya (bicara) 5 Agustus 2013 01.37 (UTC)

Setuju[sunting]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Setuju apakah Lontara sangat umum digunakan dan dimengerti oleh penutur bahasa Bugis secara luas? Asumsi: tidak Sersan Mayor Kururu (bicara) 5 Agustus 2013 03.19 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Setuju Agreed on notion that it will bring more wikipedian to revitalize the wiki.Aldnonymous (bicara) 5 Agustus 2013 06.14 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Setuju--Aplikasi (bicara) 7 Agustus 2013 07.09 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Setuju - Kembangraps (bicara) 14 Agustus 2013 06.02 (UTC)

Tidak Setuju[sunting]

  • Bukan Karena Kurang peminat tapi karena peminat kurang tahu adanya perihal ini Pengguna anonim tidak dihitung (114.4.23.12) --Bonaditya (bicara) 6 Agustus 2013 10.51 (UTC)

Komentar[sunting]

Sysop request by Bonaditya[sunting]

I've requested sysop status for this Wikipedia from Meta Wiki. I may gain sysop rights if there is/are no objection(s) from other users of this Wikipedia. Please reply to this statement and state weather you agree or object. You can view the request page on meta here. --Bonaditya (bicara) 6 Agustus 2013 14.47 (UTC)

Setuju / Yes[sunting]

Tidak setuju / No[sunting]

Abstain / Abstain[sunting]

HTTPS for users with an account[sunting]

Greetings. Starting on August 21 (tomorrow), all users with an account will be using HTTPS to access Wikimedia sites. HTTPS brings better security and improves your privacy. More information is available at m:HTTPS.

If HTTPS causes problems for you, tell us on bugzilla, on IRC (in the #wikimedia-operations channel) or on meta. If you can't use the other methods, you can also send an e-mail to https@wikimedia.org.

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 20 Agustus 2013 18.47 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

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Notifications[sunting]

Notifications inform you of new activity that affects you -- and let you take quick action.

(This message is in English, please translate as needed)

Greetings!

Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.

We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.

There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 4 Oktober 2013 18.13 (UTC)

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Speak up about the trademark registration of the Community logo.[sunting]

Introducting Beta Features[sunting]

(Apologies for writing in English. Please translate if necessary)

We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.

Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.

Beta Features is now ready for testing on MediaWiki.org. It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.

Here are the first features you can test this week:

Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on MediaWiki.org, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.

After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.

Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.

Enjoy, and don't forget to let developers know what you think! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 5 November 2013 19.33 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[sunting]

Request for comment on Commons: Should Wikimedia support MP4 video?[sunting]

I apologize for this message being only in English. Please translate it if needed to help your community.

The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team seeks community guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. This digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It is also known as H.264/MPEG-4 or AVC.

Supporting the MP4 format would make it much easier for our users to view and contribute video on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects -- and video files could be offered in dual formats on our sites, so we could continue to support current open formats (WebM and Ogg Theora).

However, MP4 is a patent-encumbered format, and using a proprietary format would be a departure from our current practice of only supporting open formats on our sites -- even though the licenses appear to have acceptable legal terms, with only a small fee required.

We would appreciate your guidance on whether or not to support MP4. Our Request for Comments presents views both in favor and against MP4 support, based on opinions we’ve heard in our discussions with community and team members.

Please join this RfC -- and share your advice.

All users are welcome to participate, whether you are active on Commons, Wikipedia, other Wikimedia project -- or any site that uses content from our free media repository.

You are also welcome to join tomorrow's Office hours chat on IRC, this Thursday, January 16, at 19:00 UTC, if you would like to discuss this project with our team and other community members.

We look forward to a constructive discussion with you, so we can make a more informed decision together on this important topic. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 16 Januari 2014 06.47 (UTC)

Universal Language Selector will be enabled by default again on this wiki by 21 February 2014[sunting]

On January 21 2014 the MediaWiki extension Universal Language Selector (ULS) was disabled on this wiki. A new preference was added for logged-in users to turn on ULS. This was done to prevent slow loading of pages due to ULS webfonts, a behaviour that had been observed by the Wikimedia Technical Operations team on some wikis.

We are now ready to enable ULS again. The temporary preference to enable ULS will be removed. A new checkbox has been added to the Language Panel to enable/disable font delivery. This will be unchecked by default for this wiki, but can be selected at any time by the users to enable webfonts. This is an interim solution while we improve the feature of webfonts delivery.

You can read the announcement and the development plan for more information. Apologies for writing this message only in English. Thank you. Runa

Amendment to the Terms of Use[sunting]

Call for project ideas: funding is available for community experiments[sunting]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

Do you have an idea for a project that could improve your community? Individual Engagement Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation help support individuals and small teams to organize experiments for 6 months. You can get funding to try out your idea for online community organizing, outreach, tool-building, or research to help make Wikipedia better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.

Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:

Proposals are due by 31 March 2014. There are a number of ways to get involved!

Hope to have your participation,

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 28 Februari 2014 19.44 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[sunting]

Hello all, in response to some community comments in the discussion on the amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid editing, we have prepared two optional changes. Please read about these optional changes on Meta wiki and share your comments. If you can (and this is a non english project), please translate this announcement. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) 13 Maré' 2014 21.55 (UTC)

Catalan Culture Challenge[sunting]

I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

The Catalan-speaking world... Want to find out more? From March 16 to April 15 we will organise the Catalan Culture Challenge, a Wikipedia editing contest in which victory will go to those who start and improve the greatest number of articles about 50 key figures of Catalan culture. You can take part by creating or expanding articles on these people in your native language (or any other one you speak). It would be lovely to have you on board. :-)

We look forward to seeing you!

Amical Wikimedia--Kippelboy (bicara) 15 Maré' 2014 08.26 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[sunting]

This week, the typography on Wikimedia sites will be updated for all readers and editors who use the default "Vector" skin. This change will involve new serif fonts for some headings, small tweaks to body content fonts, text size, text color, and spacing between elements. The schedule is:

  • April 1st: non-Wikipedia projects will see this change live
  • April 3rd: Wikipedias will see this change live

This change is very similar to the "Typography Update" Beta Feature that has been available on Wikimedia projects since November 2013. After several rounds of testing and with feedback from the community, this Beta Feature will be disabled and successful aspects enabled in the default site appearance. Users who are logged in may still choose to use another skin, or alter their personal CSS, if they prefer a different appearance. Local common CSS styles will also apply as normal, for issues with local styles and scripts that impact all users.

For more information:

-- Steven Walling (Product Manager) on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's User Experience Design team

Using only UploadWizard for uploads[sunting]

Wikimedia Commons logo

Hello! It was noted that on this wiki you have less than 10 local files. Presumably, you therefore don't have interest nor energies to have hundreds templates with the now required HTML, even less a local EDP. However, this means that users here will experience a mostly broken and/or illegal uploading. I propose to

so that you can avoid local maintenance and all users can have a functioning, easy upload interface in their own language. All registered users can upload on Commons and existing files will not be affected.

I'll get this done in one week from now.

  1. If you disagree with the proposal, just remove your wiki from the list.
  2. To make the UploadWizard even better, please tell your experience and ideas on commons:Commons:Upload Wizard feedback.

Nemo 19 Méi 2014 20.38 (UTC)

Media Viewer[sunting]


Greetings, my apologies for writing in English.

I wanted to let you know that Media Viewer will be released to this wiki in the coming weeks. Media Viewer allows readers of Wikimedia projects to have an enhanced view of files without having to visit the file page, but with more detail than a thumbnail. You can try Media Viewer out now by turning it on in your Beta Features. If you do not enjoy Media Viewer or if it interferes with your work after it is turned on you will be able to disable Media Viewer as well in your preferences. I invite you to share what you think about Media Viewer and how it can be made better in the future.

Thank you for your time. - Keegan (WMF) 23 Méi 2014 21.29 (UTC)

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Using only UploadWizard for uploads[sunting]

Wikimedia Commons logo

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. It was noted that on this wiki upload is not fully functional for users, who will experience a very difficult and/or illegal uploading. In fact, the licenses/copyright tags dropdown is empty, making it hard or impossible to comply with copyright requirements during upload itself.

Presumably, you don't have interest nor energies to have hundreds templates with the now required HTML, even less a local EDP. I propose to have

so that you can avoid local maintenance and all users can have a functioning, easy upload interface in their own language. All registered users can upload on Commons and existing files will not be affected.

All this will get done around 2014-07-03.

  1. If you disagree with the proposal, just remove your wiki from the list. Remember also to create MediaWiki:Licenses locally with any content (see a simple example), or uploads will be soon disabled anyway by MediaWiki itself (starting in version 1.24wmf11).
  2. To make the UploadWizard even better, please tell your experience and ideas on commons:Commons:Upload Wizard feedback.

Nemo 19 Juni 2014 13.09 (UTC)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[sunting]


Media Viewer lets you see images in larger size

Greetings— and sorry for writing in English, please translate if it will help your community,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Multimedia team is happy to announce that Media Viewer was just released on this site today.

Media Viewer displays images in larger size when you click on their thumbnails, to provide a better viewing experience. Users can now view images faster and more clearly, without having to jump to separate pages — and its user interface is more intuitive, offering easy access to full-resolution images and information, with links to the file repository for editing. The tool has been tested extensively across all Wikimedia wikis over the past six months as a Beta Feature and has been released to the largest Wikipedias, all language Wikisources, and the English Wikivoyage already.

If you do not like this feature, you can easily turn it off by clicking on "Disable Media Viewer" at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the information panel (or in your your preferences) whether you have an account or not. Learn more in this Media Viewer Help page.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Media Viewer. You are invited to share your feedback in this discussion on MediaWiki.org in any language, to help improve this feature. You are also welcome to take this quick survey in English, en français, o español.

We hope you enjoy Media Viewer. Many thanks to all the community members who helped make it possible. - Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 19 Juni 2014 21.54 (UTC)

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Help for translate[sunting]

Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki. Thanks! Xaris333 (bicara) 12 Agustus 2014 00.56 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[sunting]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

-- JurgenNL (talk) 21 Agustus 2014 17.35 (UTC)

Process ideas for software development[sunting]

’’My apologies for writing in English.’’

Hello,

I am notifying you that a brainstorming session has been started on Meta to help the Wikimedia Foundation increase and better affect community participation in software development across all wiki projects. Basically, how can you be more involved in helping to create features on Wikimedia projects? We are inviting all interested users to voice their ideas on how communities can be more involved and informed in the product development process at the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be very appreciated if you could translate this message to help inform your local communities as well.

I and the rest of my team welcome you to participate. We hope to see you on Meta.

Kind regards, -- Rdicerb (WMF) talk 21 Agustus 2014 22.15 (UTC)

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Grants to improve your project[sunting]

Apologies for English. Please help translate this message.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. Your idea could improve Wikimedia projects with a new tool or gadget, a better process to support community-building on your wiki, research on an important issue, or something else we haven't thought of yet. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to hiring others to help you.

VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11[sunting]

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VisualEditor will become available to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 during today's regular software update. Support for some earlier versions of Internet Explorer is being worked on. If you encounter problems with VisualEditor on Internet Explorer, please contact the Editing team by leaving a message at VisualEditor/Feedback on Mediawiki.org. Happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 11 September 2014 07.29 (UTC).

PS. Please subscribe to the global monthly newsletter to receive further news about VisualEditor.

Meta RfCs on two new global groups[sunting]

Hello all,

There are currently requests for comment open on meta to create two new global groups. The first is a group for members of the OTRS permissions queue, which would not contain any additional user rights. That proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Creation of a global OTRS-permissions user group. The second is a group for Wikimedia Commons admins and OTRS agents to view deleted file pages through the 'viewdeletedfile' right on all wikis except those who opt-out. The second proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Global file deletion review.

We would like to hear what you think on both proposals. Both are in English; if you wanted to translate them into your native language that would also be appreciated.

It is possible for individual projects to opt-out, so that users in those groups do not have any additional rights on those projects. To do this please start a local discussion, and if there is consensus you can request to opt-out of either or both at m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Thanks and regards, Ajraddatz (talk) 26 Oktober 2014 18.04 (UTC)

Languages in censuses[sunting]

Hello, Dear wikipedians. I invite you to edit and improve this article and to add information about your and other country.--Kaiyr (bicara) 31 Oktober 2014 11.21 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[sunting]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

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:

  • DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
  • Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
  • Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
  • British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
  • Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
  • Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
  • JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.5 November 2014 23.19 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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Global AbuseFilter[sunting]

Hello,

AbuseFilter is a MediaWiki extension used to detect likely abusive behavior patterns, like pattern vandalism and spam. In 2013, Global AbuseFilters were enabled on a limited set of wikis including Meta-Wiki, MediaWiki.org, Wikispecies and (in early 2014) all the "small wikis". Recently, global abuse filters were enabled on "medium sized wikis" as well. These filters are currently managed by stewards on Meta-Wiki and have shown to be very effective in preventing mass spam attacks across Wikimedia projects. However, there is currently no policy on how the global AbuseFilters will be managed although there are proposals. There is an ongoing request for comment on policy governing the use of the global AbuseFilters. In the meantime, specific wikis can opt out of using the global AbuseFilter. These wikis can simply add a request to this list on Meta-Wiki. More details can be found on this page at Meta-Wiki. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on m:Talk:Global AbuseFilter.

Thanks,

PiRSquared17, Glaisher

— 14 November 2014 17.34 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)[sunting]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

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 from:

Other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.18 Desember 2014 00.22 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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