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Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy processBearbeiten

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

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

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

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

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

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

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

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy processBearbeiten

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

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

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

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

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

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

We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)Bearbeiten

05:10, 18. Mee 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees electionsBearbeiten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 MayBearbeiten

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

Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android appBearbeiten

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

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

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

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

New Page previews featureBearbeiten

Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees electionsBearbeiten

19:14, 3. Moa 2017 (UTC)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict ViewBearbeiten

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

Editing News #1—2017Bearbeiten

18:06, 12. Moa 2017 (UTC)


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

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)Bearbeiten

21:09, 16. Moa 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee electionsBearbeiten

21:06, 23. Moa 2017 (UTC)

Accessible editing buttonsBearbeiten

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

Page Previews (Hovercards) updateBearbeiten

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

RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"Bearbeiten

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

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

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

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

New print to pdf feature for mobile web readersBearbeiten

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

Editing News #1—2018Bearbeiten

20:56, 2. Mee 2018 (UTC)

Time to bring embedded maps (‘mapframe’) to most WikipediasBearbeiten

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

Update on page issues on mobile webBearbeiten

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

Global preferences are availableBearbeiten

19:20, 10. Jul 2018 (UTC)

New user group for editing sitewide CSS & JSBearbeiten

Enabling a helpful feature for Template editorsBearbeiten

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

Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from nowBearbeiten

(Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen)

Hi all,

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

Tgr (talk) 12:40, 27. Aug 2018 (UTC) (via global message delivery)

Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 OctoberBearbeiten

13:33, 6. Sep 2018 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2018Bearbeiten

14:17, 2. Nov 2018 (UTC)

Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile webBearbeiten

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

Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019Bearbeiten

Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen

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

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

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

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

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

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

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

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 10:13, 27. Dez 2018 (UTC)

No editing for 30 minutes on 17 JanuaryBearbeiten

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

18:55, 16. Jan 2019 (UTC)

Talk to us about talkingBearbeiten

Trizek (WMF) 15:01, 21. Feb 2019 (UTC)

Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 AprilBearbeiten

10:57, 8. Apr 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestBearbeiten

Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen

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

Multilingual Shared Templates and ModulesBearbeiten

Hello stq-wiki community! (Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen)

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 (🗨️) 06:31, 11. Moa 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #1—July 2019Bearbeiten

18:32, 23. Jul 2019 (UTC)

Update on the consultation about office actionsBearbeiten

Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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

New tools and IP maskingBearbeiten

14:18, 21. Aug 2019 (UTC)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just startedBearbeiten

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30. Sep 2019 (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements projectBearbeiten

07:18, 16. Okt 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pagesBearbeiten

11:12, 29. Okt 2019 (UTC)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development ProjectBearbeiten


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

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

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

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion toolsBearbeiten

19:27, 8. Apr 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #2Bearbeiten

20:33, 17. Jun 2020 (UTC)

Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting PhotosBearbeiten

This is to invite you to join the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) campaign to help improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win prizes. The campaign starts today 1st July 2020 and closes 31st August 2020.

The campaign primarily aims at using images from Wikimedia Commons on Wikipedia articles that are lacking images. Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

Please visit the campaign page to learn more about the WPWP Campaign.

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 08:24, 1. Jul 2020 (UTC)

feel free to translate this message to your local language when this helps your community

Feedback on movement namesBearbeiten

Hallo. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen if necessary. Danke!

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

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

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

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 19:42, 2. Jul 2020 (UTC)

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

Editing news 2020 #3Bearbeiten

12:55, 9. Jul 2020 (UTC)

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract WikipediaBearbeiten

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 20:10, 9. Jul 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

Important: maintenance operation on September 1stBearbeiten

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:49, 26. Aug 2020 (UTC)

Invitation to participate in the conversationBearbeiten

Wiki of functions naming contestBearbeiten

21:22, 29. Sep 2020 (UTC)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubricBearbeiten

Hallo. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen.

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

Danke! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:17, 7. Okt 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27Bearbeiten

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:11, 21. Okt 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2Bearbeiten

22:10, 5. Nov 2020 (UTC)

Umfrage technische Wünsche 2021Bearbeiten

Die Umfrage technische Wünsche 2021 ist ab jetzt eröffnet! Diese Umfrage ist der Prozess, durch den Communities entscheiden, woran das Community Tech Team im kommenden Jahr arbeiten soll. Wir möchten jeden dazu ermutigen, sich bis zum 30. November 2020 daran zu beteiligen, oder die Vorschläge anderer zu kommentieren, um sie zu verbessern. Die Communities werden zwischen dem 8. Dezember und dem 21. Dezember über die Vorschläge abstimmen.

Das Community Tech-Team konzentriert sich auf Werkzeuge für erfahrene Wikimedia-Benutzer. Du kannst in jeder Sprache Vorschläge machen, wir werden sie für dich übersetzen. Vielen Dank, wir freuen uns auf Vorschläge von dir!

SGrabarczuk (WMF) 05:00, 20. Nov 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and WatchlistBearbeiten

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11thBearbeiten

Umfrage zur Community-Wunschliste 2021Bearbeiten

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

15:01, 11. Dez 2020 (UTC)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual EventBearbeiten

Hallo. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen. Danke!

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

ESEAP Core Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Events Team, 15:16, 27. Jan 2021 (UTC)

Project Grant Open CallBearbeiten

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

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

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

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

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 08:01, 28. Jan 2021 (UTC)

Wikifunctions logo contestBearbeiten

01:47, 2. Mee 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultationsBearbeiten

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2Bearbeiten

Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen

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

Drafting Committee: Call for applicationsBearbeiten

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

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

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translatorsBearbeiten

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

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

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) 22:09, 5. Apr 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1Bearbeiten

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

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

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

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

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

--MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 23:06, 11. Jun 2021 (UTC)

Wikimania 2021: Individual Program SubmissionsBearbeiten

Dear all,

Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team (COT) for Wikimania 2021.

Event Program - Individuals or a group of individuals can submit their session proposals to be a part of the program. There will be translation support for sessions provided in a number of languages. See more information here.

Below are some links to guide you through;

Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.

Announcements- To keep up to date with the developments around Wikimania, the COT sends out weekly updates. You can view them in the Announcement section here.

Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.

Best regards,

MediaWiki message delivery (Diskussion) 04:18, 16. Jun 2021 (UTC)

On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team

Editing news 2021 #2Bearbeiten

14:14, 24. Jun 2021 (UTC)

Server switchBearbeiten

SGrabarczuk (WMF) 01:19, 27. Jun 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement draft guidelines reviewBearbeiten

Das Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2 Entwurfskomitee bittet um Stellungnahmen zum Enforcement-Leitlinienentwurf für den Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). Dieser Überprüfungszeitraum soll am 17. August 2021 beginnen und läuft bis zum 17. Oktober 2021.

Diese Leitlinien sind nicht endgültig - du kannst helfen, ihre Entwicklung zu verbessern. Das Komitee wird die Leitlinien basierend auf den Rückmeldungen der Community überarbeiten.

Kommentare können in jeder Sprache auf der Draft Review Talk Page und Multiple other venues geteilt werden. Community-Mitglieder sind eingeladen, eigenständig Unterhaltungen in ihren Communities zu organisieren.

Es sind Live-Diskussionen über den Entwurf der UCoC-Umsetzungsleitlinien geplant:

Wikimania 2021 session - 16 August @ 11:00 UTC - 11:45 UTC
Gesprächsstunden - 24. August, 31. August, 7. September um 03:00 UTC & 14:00 UTC
Gespräche am runden Tisch - 18 September @ 03:00 UTC & 15:00 UTC

Zusammenfassungen der Diskussionen werden alle zwei Wochen hier gepostet.

Bitte melde dich bei mir, falls du Fragen hast.

Xeno (WMF) 23:20, 17. Aug 2021 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election has come to an endBearbeiten

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election! Voting closed August 31 at 23:59. The official data, including the four most voted candidates, will be announced as soon as the Elections Committee completes their review of the ballots. The official announcement of the new trustees appointed will happen later, once the selected candidates have been confirmed by the Board.

6,946 community members from 216 wiki projects have voted. This makes 10.2% global participation, 1.1% higher than in the last Board elections. In 2017, 5167 people from 202 wiki projects cast their vote. A full analysis is planned to be published in a few days when the confirmed results are announced. In the meantime, you can check the data produced during the election.

Diversity was an important goal with these elections. Messages about the Board election were translated into 61 languages. This outreach worked well. There were 70 communities with eligible voters voting in this election for the first time. With your help, next year’s Board of Trustees election will be even better.

10:03, 2. Sep 2021 (UTC)

The 2022 Community Wishlist Survey will happen in JanuaryBearbeiten

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 00:23, 7. Sep 2021 (UTC)

Call for Candidates for the Movement Charter Drafting Committee ending 14 September 2021Bearbeiten

Im Rahmen des Movement-Strategy-Prozesses werden Kandidierende für die Schreibgruppe (drafting committee) der Movement Charta gesucht. Die Kandidierenden-Suche beginnt am 2. August und läuft bis zum 14. September 2021.

Die Schreibgruppe wird um die 15 Mitglieder haben, die idealerweise die Vielfalt des Wikimedia-Movements repräsentieren, wie Geschlechter, Sprachen, geographische Herkunft, Erfahrung. Dazu gehört ebenfalls bspw. Engagement in den Onlineprojekten, Wikimedia-Organisationen und -Gruppen oder der Wikimedia Foundation.

Englischkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich, um Mitglied zu werden. Bei Bedarf wird Übersetzungs- und Dolmetschunterstützung angeboten. Mitglieder können eine Aufwandsentschädigung erhalten, um die Teilnahmekosten auszugleichen. Sie beträgt alle zwei Monate 100 US-Dollar.

Wir suchen Mitglieder, die über einige dieser Fähigkeiten oder Erfahrungen verfügen:

  • Wissen, wie man kollaborativ schreibt. (nachgewiesene Erfahrung ist ein Plus)
  • Kompromissbereit sind.
  • Sich auf Inklusion und Vielfalt konzentrieren.
  • Kenntnisse über Community-Konsultationen (z.B. Meinungsbilder) haben.
  • Erfahrung in interkultureller Kommunikation mitbringen.
  • Erfahrungen in der Leitung oder Organisation von Non-Profit-Organisationen oder Communities haben.
  • Erfahrung im Verhandeln mit verschiedenen Parteien haben.

Es wird davon ausgegangen, dass das Komitee anfangs 15 Personen umfasst. Wenn es 20 oder mehr Kandidierende gibt, findet ein gemischtes Wahl- und Auswahlverfahren statt. Gibt es 19 oder weniger Kandidierende, findet das Auswahlverfahren ohne Wahl statt.

Möchtest du dich gerne in diesem Prozess engagieren? Dann reiche deine Kandidatur hier ein. Wenn du Fragen hast, schreib gerne an strategy2030

Xeno (WMF) 17:02, 10. Sep 2021 (UTC)

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SGrabarczuk (WMF) (Diskussion) 00:45, 11. Sep 2021 (UTC)

Talk to the Community TechBearbeiten


Read this message in another languageHilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen


As we have recently announced, we, the team working on the Community Wishlist Survey, would like to invite you to an online meeting with us. It will take place on September 15th, 23:00 UTC on Zoom, and will last an hour. Click here to join.



The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes without attribution will be taken and published on Meta-Wiki. The presentation (first three points in the agenda) will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, French, Polish, and Spanish. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the Community Wishlist Survey talk page or send to

Natalia Rodriguez (the Community Tech manager) will be hosting this meeting.

Invitation link

See you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (Diskussion) 03:03, 11. Sep 2021 (UTC)

Select You the question statements for candidates of Drafting Committee Movement CharterBearbeiten

Into 2021-10-04 11:59:59 UTC you can select question statements for the candidates of Drafting Committee Movement Charter. ✍️ Dušan Kreheľ (Diskussion) 01:57, 30. Sep 2021 (UTC)

Lasst uns über die Desktop-Verbesserungen sprechenBearbeiten


Habt ihr bemerkt, dass einige Wikis eine veränderte Desktop-Oberfläche haben? Interessiert ihr euch für die nächsten Schritte? Vielleicht habt ihr Fragen oder Ideen zum Design oder technischen Details?

Nehmt an einem Online-Treffen mit dem Team, das an den Desktop-Verbesserungen arbeitet, teil! Es findet statt am 12. Oktober um 18:00 MESZ auf Zoom. Es wird eine Stunde dauern. Klicke hier, um teilzunehmen.


  • Informationen zu den letzten Entwicklungen
  • Sticky Header - Präsentation der Demo-Version
  • Fragen und Antworten, Diskussion


Das Treffen wird nicht aufgezeichnet oder gestreamt. Notizen werden in einem Google Doc aufgezeichnet. Der Präsentationsteil (die ersten zwei Punkte der Agenda) findet auf Englisch statt.

Wir können Fragen beantworten, die auf Englisch, Französisch, Polnisch und Spanisch gestellt werden. Wenn du im Voraus Fragen stellen möchtest, kannst du diese auf der Diskussionsseite stellen oder an senden.

Olga Vasileva (Team-Manager) veranstaltet das Treffen.


Bis dann! SGrabarczuk (WMF) 22:43, 4. Okt 2021 (UTC)

Die Abstimmung für die Wahl der Mitglieder des Komitees zum Entwurf der Movement Charter ist jetzt eröffnetBearbeiten

Die Abstimmung für die Wahl der Mitglieder des Komitees zum Entwurf der Movement Charter ist jetzt eröffnet. Insgesamt kandidieren 70 Wikimedianerinnen und Wikimedianer aus der ganzen Welt für 7 Sitze bei diesen Wahlen.

Die Abstimmung läuft vom 12. bis 24. Oktober 2021 (Anywhere on Earth).

Das Komitee wird aus insgesamt 15 Mitgliedern bestehen: Die Online Communitys wählen 7 Mitglieder, 6 Mitglieder werden von den Wikimedia-Affiliates in einem parallelen Verfahren ausgewählt und 2 Mitglieder werden von der Wikimedia Foundation ernannt. Es ist geplant, das Komitee bis zum 1. November 2021 zusammenzustellen.

Informiere dich über alle Kandidierenden in der von dir bevorzugten Sprache, damit du deine Stimme informiert abgeben kannst: <>

Informiere dich über das Entwurfskomitee: <>

Für diese Wahl testen wir einen Wahl-o-Mat. Klick dich durch das Tool um zu sehen, welche Kandidat*innen dir am nächsten stehen! Probiere es unter <>

Hier geht es zu weiteren Informationen : <>

Wähle mit SecurePoll unter: <>

Beste Grüße,

Movement Strategy & Governance Team, Wikimedia Foundation

Xeno (WMF) 02:22, 14. Okt 2021 (UTC)

Das ist das neue Entwurfskomitee der Movement CharterBearbeiten

Die Wahl- und Auswahlverfahren des Entwurfskomitees für die Movement Charter sind abgeschlossen.

Das Komitee wird demnächst zusammentreten, um seine Arbeit aufzunehmen. Das Komitee kann bis zu drei weitere Mitglieder ernennen, um Lücken in Bezug auf Vielfalt und Fachwissen zu schließen.

Wenn du daran interessiert bist, dich am Movement Charter-Entwurfsprozess zu beteiligen, verfolge die Updates auf Meta oder tritt der Telegram-Gruppe bei.

Mit Dank vom Movement Strategy und Governance-Team

DBarthel (WMF) 00:00, 2. Nov 2021 (UTC)

Bevorstehende Konsultation anlässlich der Wahlen zum Board of TrusteesBearbeiten

Diese Nachricht liegt auf Meta-Wiki auch in weitere Sprachen übersetzt vor.

Das Board of Trustees bereitet eine Konsultation der Community vom 7. Januar bis 10. Februar 2022 zu den bevorstehenden Boardwahlen vor.

Obwohl die Details erst in der Woche vor der Konsultation festgelegt werden, stehen schon jetzt mindestens zwei Fragen fest, die während der Konsultation gestellt werden sollen:

  • Wie kann eine faire Vertretung aufstrebender Communities im Board am besten gewährleistet werden?
  • Wie sollten sich die Kandidierenden während der Wahl einbringen dürfen?

Es können noch weitere Fragen hinzukommen, aber das Movement Strategy and Governance Team möchte den Mitgliedern der Communitys und den Affiliates Zeit geben, sich bereits mit den bestätigten Fragen auseinanderzusetzen und Ideen vorzubereiten, bevor die Konsultation beginnt. Wir entschuldigen uns dafür, dass wir zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt noch keine vollständige Liste der Fragen haben. Die Liste der Fragen sollte nur um ein oder zwei Fragen erweitert werden. Wir wollen die Communitys nicht mit Anfragen überhäufen, aber wir möchten sie darauf hinweisen und freuen uns über Feedback zu diesen wichtigen Fragen.

Möchtest du bei der Organisation von lokalen Gesprächsrunden während dieser Konsultation helfen?

Kontaktiere das Movement Strategy and Governance Team auf Meta, auf Telegram, oder per E-Mail an msg

Bitte meldet euch, wenn ihr Fragen oder Bedenken habt. Das Team "Movement Strategy and Governance" wird bis zum 3. Januar nur in geringem Umfang besetzt sein. Bitte entschuldige eventuelle Verzögerungen während dieser Zeit. Wir wissen auch, dass einige Communitys und Affiliates über die Feiertage im Dezember offline sind. Wir entschuldigen uns, wenn unsere Nachricht dich während der Feiertage erreicht hat.

Beste Grüße,

das Movement Strategy & Governance Team

Vielen Dank. DBarthel (WMF) 19:42, 27. Dez 2021 (UTC)

Umfrage zur Community-Wunschliste 2022Bearbeiten

Die Umfrage zur Community-Wunschliste 2022 ist ab jetzt eröffnet!

Diese Umfrage ist der Prozess, durch den Communities entscheiden, woran das Community Tech Team im kommenden Jahr arbeiten soll. Wir möchten jeden dazu ermutigen, sich bis zum 23. Januar daran zu beteiligen, oder die Vorschläge anderer zu kommentieren, um sie zu verbessern.

Die Communities werden zwischen dem 28. Januar und dem 11. Februar über die Vorschläge abstimmen.

Das Community Tech-Team konzentriert sich auf Werkzeuge für erfahrene Wikimedia-Benutzer. Du kannst in jeder Sprache Vorschläge machen, wir werden sie für dich übersetzen. Vielen Dank, wir freuen uns auf Vorschläge von dir! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 18:12, 10. Jan 2022 (UTC)

Feminism and Folklore 2022Bearbeiten

Hilf bitte mit, in deine Sprache zu übersetzen

Greetings! You are invited to participate in Feminism and Folklore 2022 writing competion. This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help us in enriching the folklore documentation on Wikipedia from your region by creating or improving articles focused on folklore around the world, including, but not limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales and more. You can contribute to new articles or translate from the list of suggested articles here.

You can also support us in organizing the contest on your local Wikipedia by signing up your community to participate in this project and also translating the project page and help us spread the word in your native language.

Learn more about the contest and prizes from our project page. Feel free to contact us on our talk page or via Email if you need any assistance...

Thank you.

Feminism and Folklore Team,

Tiven2240 --05:49, 11. Jan 2022 (UTC)

Der Call for Feedback zu den Boardwahlen hat begonnenBearbeiten

Diese Nachricht liegt auf Meta-Wiki auch in weitere Sprachen übersetzt vor.

Der Call for Feedback: Wahlen zum Board ist jetzt eröffnet und läuft bis zum 7. Februar 2022.

Mit diesem Call for Feedback verfolgt das Team für Bewegungsstrategie und Governance einen neuen Ansatz. Er bezieht das Feedback der Community aus dem Jahr 2021 mit ein. Anstatt mit Vorschlägen zu beginnen, dreht sich der Call um Schlüsselfragen des Boards. Die Schlüsselfragen stammen aus den Rückmeldungen zur Boardwahl 2021. Ziel ist es, ein gemeinsames Gespräch und eine gemeinsame Entwicklung von Vorschlägen zu diesen Schlüsselfragen anzuregen.

Nimm an den Diskussionen teil.


das Movement Strategy & Governance Team

DBarthel (WMF) 18:18, 14. Jan 2022 (UTC)

Sprich mit dem Community Tech-TeamBearbeiten


Wir – das Team, das an der Umfrage zur Community-Wunschliste arbeitet – möchten dich zu einem Online-Treffen mit uns einladen. Es wird am 19 Januoar (Midwiek), 18:00 UTC per Zoom stattfinden und eine Stunde dauern. Für diese externe Plattform gilt die Datenschutzerklärung der Wikimedia Foundation nicht. Klick hier, um teilzunehmen.


  • Bring Entwürfe deiner Vorschläge mit und sprich mit einem Mitglied des Community Tech-Teams über deine Fragen, wie du deinen Vorschlag verbessern kannst


Das Treffen wird nicht aufgezeichnet oder übertragen. Eine Mitschrift ohne Namensnennung wird erstellt und auf Meta veröffentlicht. Die Präsentation (die gesamte Tagesordnung mit Ausnahme der Fragen und Antworten) wird auf Englisch gehalten.

Wir können Fragen auf Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Polnisch und Spanisch beantworten. Wenn du vorab Fragen stellen möchtest, füge sie auf der Diskussionsseite der Abstimmung über die Technischen Wünsche ein oder sende sie an

Natalia Rodriguez (Community-Tech-Manager) veranstaltet das Treffen.


Bis dann! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 00:17, 18. Jan 2022 (UTC)