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Merkja tilvísanir til að geta talið?[breyta]

(Sjá undanfara þessarar umræðu hér).

Viljum við merkja allar tilvitnanir til að geta talið þær (en ekki bara síður) eins og franska Wikiquote gerir? Ef við ætlum í slíkt, þá væri rétti tíminn núna! Kostirnir eru þeir að við getum þá talið tilvitnanir, en ókostirnir m.a. þeir að nýherjar eiga erfiðara með að átta sig á hvernig þeir eiga að fara að og finnst sniðanotkun e.t.v. fráhrindandi. Við megum eiginlega ekki við því að missa af nýjum notendum. --Cessator 23:13, 14 júlí 2007 (UTC)

Það eru ýmsir aðrir kostir sem við fáum við að nota svipað snið og fr:Modèle:Citation. Við getum haldið staðlinum betur og svona. Það er að vísu mikill ókostur að nýjir notendur geta ekki bætt við einfaldasta hlut eins og nýrri tilvitnun án þess að skilja sniðin, en þó finnst mér kostirnir vera fleiri en ókostirnir. Annað vandamál er að það virðist vera ansi flókið að búa þetta rétt til. En fyrir utan það „Til er ég“ --81.15.51.66 00:09, 15 júlí 2007 (UTC)
Má ekki bjóða þér að skrá þig? ;) Já, ég hallast að því að það væri betra að hafa svona snið. Það er svo annað mál, eins og þú segir, að það er flókið að gera þetta rétt; ég kann það ekki en tæknikunnátta mín er reyndar takmörkuð. Lýsi eftir aðstoð. Svo þarf að setja upp vélmenni sem telur tilvitnanirnar. --Cessator 00:14, 15 júlí 2007 (UTC)
Þess má geta að sniðið tilvitnun var til. --Cessator 00:18, 15 júlí 2007 (UTC)
Æ, æ. Var að koma gömlu tölvunni aftur í gangið og var ekki skráður inn á henni. Ef til vill gæti ég prufað mig áfram í að búa þetta til. Er farinn að verða ansi góður í þessu sniðastússi þótt ég segi sjálfur frá. --Steinninn 03:24, 15 júlí 2007 (UTC)
Sniðið tilvitnun var búið til sem "placeholder" þannig að hægt væri að fríkka það og eða útvíkka eftir því sem á þyrfti síðar. Skemmtið ykkur! --Stalfur 13:37, 16 júlí 2007 (UTC)

Ég er — held ég — búnn að setja allar tilvitnanir í þetta nýja snið að undanskildum kvikmyndatilvitnunum einum. Ég veit ekki alveg hvernig Steinninn vill hafa þetta með kvikmyndirnar og ætla bara að leyfa honum að finna út úr því áður en ég fer eitthvað að fikta. Það er ekkert því til fyrirstöðu að byrja að telja tilvitnanir, þótt ég sé ekki alveg sáttur við útlit sniðsins enn þá; það á eftir að þróast. Að vísu er smá vandi við að telja tilvitnanir, því sumar birtast bæði á síðunni um höfundinn og á síðu um eitthvert þema... veit ekki hvernig maður fer í kringum það. --Cessator 06:32, 20 júlí 2007 (UTC)

Flott. Ég bíð aðeins með að setja þetta inn á kvikmyndatilvitnanirnar, því þetta virðist ekki virka nógu vel þar. Er samt full viss um að þetta sé hægt. Svo það er um að gera að búa til vélmenni til að telja þetta. --Steinninn 22:58, 22 júlí 2007 (UTC)
Þetta hlýtur að vera hægt. Ég var aðeins að lesa mér til um uppsetningu vélmenna en ég er að fara að fá mér nýja tölvu bráðum og nenni ekki að vera að hlaða niður drasli til að geta sett upp vélmenni tvisvar. Þannig að ég ákvað að bíða. Ef þú vilt setja upp vélmenni er það auðvitað í góðu lagi. Við ættum eiginlega að hafa interwiki-vélmenni líka. --Cessator 23:15, 22 júlí 2007 (UTC)
Ég fatta ekkert með þetta kvikmynda dót, svo vélmennin telja þau ekkert með þar til eitthver snallari kemur og fattar það. Hins vegar líst mér illa á óþarfa línubil. Sjá þessa breytingu. Er nokkuð vitlaust að fjarlægja þetta allstaðar. Kannski lítur þetta öðruvísi út í Safari en öðrum vöfrum?!? --Steinninn 00:39, 29 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
Ég vildi helst fá allavega eitthver samþykki áður en ég fer að breyta öllum greinunum. --Steinninn 14. september 2007 kl. 00:09 (UTC)
Mér finnst það alla vega frábært ef einhver skellir sér í þetta. Það er ekkert óafturkræft hvort eð er. Ef þú gerir nokkrar breytingar og athugar hvort þetta komi ekki örugglega rétt út, þá er bara um að gera að halda áfram. --Cessator 14. september 2007 kl. 01:28 (UTC)
Það er engin spurning að halda áfram. Spurningin er hvort þetta líti betur út með eða án línubils. Mér finnst línubilið bara whitespace sem við eigum að forðast eins og heitann eldinn. En ég veit að ekki hafa alltaf allir verið sammála því. --Steinninn 14. september 2007 kl. 01:39 (UTC)
Ég misskildi, hélt þú værir að tala um eitthvað annað. Mér finnst óþarfi að hafa svona mikið línubil í textanum; það er hins vegar ágætt að hafa línubil í kóðanum þegar maður er að leita að tilvitnun, sem þarf að laga. En það skiptir ekki öllu máli. --Cessator 14. september 2007 kl. 16:45 (UTC)

Mmenal hefur verið að ræða málin á spjallinu mínu, endilega lesið það. Hann er meira eða minna tilbúinn að setja RimBot upp. --Steinninn 19. september 2007 kl. 01:39 (UTC)

Mér líst mjög vel á þetta. Stórgott framtak. --Cessator 20. september 2007 kl. 05:12 (UTC)

Þýða nafnið okkar[breyta]

Ég hef verið með draum um að við gætum haft okkar eigið logo, en þá þurfum við líklega að þýða nafnið fyrst. Þýðinging sem liggur beint við væri Wikitilvitnun, er eitthvað annað sem kemur til hugar. Ef ekki þá er það næsta skref; hvaða leturgerð eigum við að nota. Helst eitthvað íslenskt, típíst íslenska leturgerð. Wikiquote sýnir okkur að það eru mörg mismunandi leturgerðir i gangi. Hvernig er stemningin? --Steinninn 12:38, 21 ágúst 2007 (UTC)

Spurning hvort það sé réttara að hafa bandstrik? Wiki-tilvitnun... --Cessator 20:30, 21 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
BiT segir Wiki-vitnun. Þá gæti Wikivitnun kanski virkað. Það er jú sagt Wikibækur og Wikiorðabók án bandstriks. En ef það lítur betur út þá ættum við að nota bandstrik. --Steinninn 04:30, 24 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
Þá er kannski betra að hafa samræði milli verkefna. Wikivitnun er einu atkvæði styttra en Wikitilvitnun og því aðeins meðfærilegra. --Cessator 16:58, 24 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
Það eina sem böggar mig er að „vitnun“ þýðir ekki alveg það sama og „tilvitnun“. Orðið „vitnun“ virðist þýða eitthvað eins og vitnisburður. En hvorki Wikibækur, Wikiheimild né Wikiorðabók á í þessum vandræðum. --Cessator 17:01, 24 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
Mér finnst að við eigum að veita okkur það listamannsleyfi að nota Wikivitnun frekar en Wikitilvitnun, merkingin kemst til skila. --Stalfur 10:40, 27 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
Ég styð Wikivitnun. Eru þá allir sáttir? --Steinninn 14:32, 27 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
Já já, ég er sáttur. --Cessator 17:56, 27 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
Það er búið að hlaða myndinni inn, en hún sérst samt ekki í horninu :( --Steinninn 00:39, 29 ágúst 2007 (UTC)
ctrl+R eða prufaðu að bæta við ?action=purge aftan við slóðina í vafranum. -- Friðrik Dýrfjörð
Þetta er komið núna. Ég þurfti bara að senda inn bug til bugzilla. --Steinninn 1. september 2007 kl. 15:47 (UTC)
Haha svalt, hugmyndin mín var notuð. :D --BiT

Hlaða inn skrám inn á Commons[breyta]

Spurning hvort það sé almennur áhugi fyrir því á Wikivitnun að loka fyrir special:upload. Ég legg til að stjórnendur fái sérstakt leyfi til að hlaða þeim myndum inn og að öðrum notendum sé vísað á Commons. Svipað hefur verið gert á wikiorðabókum, en þó er það bara ný skeð svo lítil reynsa er á því (en sem komið er), þá lítur það ágætlega út. --Steinninn 9. september 2007 kl. 01:17 (UTC)

Ég er sáttur við það fyrir mitt leyti og skrifaði það inn í einhverja reglu einhvers staðar hérna í júní sl. --Cessator 9. september 2007 kl. 19:51 (UTC)
Sjá hér. --Cessator 9. september 2007 kl. 21:15 (UTC)
Bugzilla:11317 --Steinninn 13. september 2007 kl. 00:58 (UTC)

Wikiquote -> Wikivitnun[breyta]

Það eru enþá nokkrar síður sem segja Wikiquote í staðin fyrir nýja nafnið Wikivitnun. Hér er mín tilraun til að finna þessar síður leita. --Steinninn 24. september 2007 kl. 22:19 (UTC)

Betawiki: better support for your language in MediaWiki[breyta]

Dear community. I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawiki. This wiki facilitates the localisation (l10n) of the MediaWiki interface. You may have changed many messages here to use your language in the interface, but if you would log in to for example the English language Wiktionary, you would not be able to use the interface as well translated as here. Infact, of the 1798 messages in the core of MediaWiki, 1195 messages have been translated. Betawiki also supports the translation of messages of almost 80 extensions, with about 1050 messages.

If you wish to contribute to better support of your language in MediaWiki, as well as for many MediaWiki extensions, please visit Betawiki, create an account and request translator priviledges. You can see the current status of localisation of your language on meta and do not forget to get in touch with others that may already be working on your language on Betawiki.

If you have any further questions, please let me know on my talk page on Betawiki. We will try and assist you as much as possible, for example by importing all messages from a local wiki for you to start with, if you so desire.

You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the channel #mediawiki-i18n where we would be happy to help you get started.

Thank you very much for your attention and I do hope to see some of you on Betawiki soon! Cheers! Siebrand@Betawiki 7. október 2007 kl. 15:24 (UTC)

Tilvitnun dagsins[breyta]

Hvernig líst fólki á að bæta við tilvitnun dagsins á forsíðuna. Ég bjó til hugmynd að því hvernig þetta getur litið út: Wikivitnun:Sandkassinn/Forsíða og þið megið endilega koma með aðrar hugmyndir. RimBot mun sjá um að velja nýja tilvitnun að handahófi á hverjum degi. En fyrst verðum við að ákveða útlit. --Steinninn 24. október 2007 kl. 02:12 (UTC)

Mér finnst það fín hugmynd. --Cessator 24. október 2007 kl. 11:27 (UTC)

Bot policy[breyta]

Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. In particular, this policy allows stewards to automatically flag known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable), which form the vast majority of such requests. The policy also enables global bots on this wiki (if this page says that is acceptable), which are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots.

This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. Please read the text at m:Bot policy before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement in two weeks if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. Nemo bis 28. september 2009 kl. 23:54 (UTC)

Sounds Oki'doki to me. --Steinninn 21. október 2009 kl. 12:13 (UTC)
Implemented. —Pathoschild 00:32:30, 19 apríl 2010 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[breyta]

The call for applications for Wikimania Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2010 in Gdansk, Poland (July 9-11) is now open. The Wikimedia Foundation offers Scholarships to pay for selected individuals' round trip travel, accommodations, and registration at the conference. To apply, visit the Wikimania 2010 scholarships information page, click the secure link available there, and fill out the form to apply. For additional information, please visit the Scholarships information and FAQ pages:

Yours very truly, Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

Call for image filter referendum[breyta]

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,
Philippe (WMF)
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Risker
Mardetanha
PeterSymonds
Robert Harris

Terms of Use update[breyta]

I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

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. október 2011 kl. 00:55 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[breyta]

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I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • 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 kl. 13:05 (UTC)

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[breyta]

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 15. janúar 2012 kl. 00:15 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[breyta]

(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. febrúar 2012 kl. 15:05 (UTC)

Bot flag on EleferenBot[breyta]

Hello, I am operator of a bot EleferenBot, and would like to have the bot flag.

--Eleferen (spjall) 15. mars 2012 kl. 17:37 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[breyta]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)

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. júní 2012 kl. 01:04 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[breyta]

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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. júní 2012 kl. 18:23 (UTC)

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Mobile view as default view coming soon[breyta]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the instructions on Meta)

The mobile view of this project and others will soon become the default view on mobile devices (except tablets). Some language versions of these projects currently show no content on the mobile home page, and it is a good time to do a little formatting so users get a mobile-friendly view, or to add to existing mobile content if some already exists.

If you are an administrator, please consider helping with this change. There are instructions which are being translated. The proposed date of switching the default view is July 5.

To contact the mobile team, email mobile-feedback-lAt sign.svglists.wikimedia.org.

--Phil Inje Chang, Product Manager, Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation 29. júní 2012 kl. 04:49 (UTC)

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

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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. júlí 2012 kl. 20:09 (UTC)

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Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[breyta]

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I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.

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.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)6. september 2012 kl. 02:00 (UTC)

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

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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 kl. 13:23 (UTC)

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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[breyta]

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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. október 2012 kl. 02:59 (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[breyta]

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![breyta]

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.[breyta]

(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. janúar 2013 kl. 15:23 (UTC)

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

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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. janúar 2013 kl. 20:32 (UTC)

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

(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. mars 2013 kl. 19:59 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Undirbúningur að stofnun Wikimedia félags á Íslandi[breyta]

Fundur sunnudaginn 7. apríl 2013 á Glætunni kl. 12:30.

Mættir[breyta]

Bjarki Sigursveinsson (Bjarki S á wiki)

Svavar Kjarrval (Svavarl á wiki)

Bragi Halldórsson (Bragi H á wiki)

Efni[breyta]

Stofnun deildar innan FSFÍ í stað formlegs Wikimedia félags[breyta]

Tryggvi hjá FSFÍ bað Svavar um að gera tillögu að breytingum á lögum FSFÍ svo hægt væri að vera með deildir innan þess og hefur hann skilað því af sér um helgina. Sennilega þyrfti samt aðalfund FSFÍ til að gera þær breytingar.

Getum samkvæmt Wikimedia samt sem áður stofnað sjálfstætt félag og haft stöðu user group en þurfum ekki að vera undir FSFÍ. Samstarf við FSFÍ er ekki nauðsynlegt gagnvart Wikimedia.


Niðurstaða

Einróma ákvörðun fundarins er að stofna sér félag strax og fá kennitölu fyrir félagið. Sótt um stöðu user group, en reyna að fá að nota nafnið Wikimedia Ísland (Wikimedia Iceland). Fordæmi er til vegna Wikimedia Ghana sem er nafn á fyrirhuguðu user group í Ghana. Reyna að koma því við að lög félagsins væru samkvæmt reglum Wikimedia um chapter upp á að einfalda breytingu yfir í chapter síðar.

Bjarki tekur að sér að fara yfir núverandi drög að lögum og sjá hvort þau standist kröfur Wikimedia og íslenskra yfirvalda. Gera ráð fyrir þriggja manna stjórn ef það flýtir fyrir en núverandi drög að lögunum gera ráð fyrir sex stjórnarmeðlimum.

Umsókn Wikinews um aðstoð við að skrá Wikinews á Íslandi[breyta]

Bjarki er búinn að vera í sambandi við Laura Hale sem hafði samband við okkur í gegnum póstlistann "Icelandic Wikipedia discussion" <wikiis-l@lists.wikimedia.org>. Wikinews er að skoða hvað það myndi tákna fyrir þau að vera skráð hérlendis ef þingsályktunartillagan sem Alþingi samþykkti um rétt blaðamanna og uppljóstrara gengur eftir.

Ákveðið að halda næsta fund eftir mánuð nema ef eitthvert tilefni kemur upp sem væri ástæða til að flýta honum.

Fundi slitið.

Fundarritari

Bragi Halldórsson

-Svavar Kjarrval (spjall) 9. apríl 2013 kl. 20:56 (UTC)

Request for comment on inactive administrators[breyta]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians. Please also consider translating the 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。

Hello!

There is a new request for comment on Meta-Wiki concerning the removal of administrative rights from long-term inactive Wikimedians. Generally, this proposal from stewards would apply to wikis without an administrators' review process.

We are also compiling a list of projects with procedures for removing inactive administrators on the talk page of the request for comment. Feel free to add your project(s) to the list if you have a policy on administrator inactivity.

All input is appreciated. The discussion may close as soon as 21 May 2013 (2013-05-21), but this will be extended if needed.

Thanks, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 24. apríl 2013 kl. 04:50 (UTC)

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

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[breyta]

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[breyta]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 20. maí 2013 kl. 20:44 (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. maí 2013 kl. 20:44 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[breyta]

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)

X!'s Edit Counter[breyta]

Universal Language Selector will be enabled on 2013-07-09[breyta]

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[breyta]

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. júlí 2013 kl. 13:21 (UTC)

HTTPS for users with an account[breyta]

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. ágúst 2013 kl. 19:14 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

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Notifications[breyta]

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. október 2013 kl. 18:44 (UTC)

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TEST

Introducting Beta Features[breyta]

(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. nóvember 2013 kl. 20:06 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[breyta]

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

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. janúar 2014 kl. 06:46 (UTC)

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

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[breyta]

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

IEG key blue.png

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 Wikivitnun 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. febrúar 2014 kl. 19:44 (UTC)

Language links (interwiki) via Wikidata are coming[breyta]

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[breyta]

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. mars 2014 kl. 21:56 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[breyta]

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

Interwiki links via Wikidata are here![breyta]

(Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this for me where needed.)

Hi everyone,

As previously announced we have just enabled the first part of Wikidata support. This means from now on you can maintain your interwiki links on Wikidata and no longer need to keep them in the wikitext locally. The local links will continue to work and overwrite what is coming from Wikidata. A community member is currently running a bot to take care of the migration where possible so you don't have to do it by hand in most cases.

You can not yet access the other data on Wikidata like the date of birth of a person. This will come in the near future. I will let you know when I have a date for it.

If you have any questions please come to d:Wikidata:Wikiquote. There we have a bunch of helpful people to answer them.

Welcome to the Wikidata family! I'm excited about this first step. More to come. I am looking forward to seeing how this will help you make Wikiquote even better in the future.


Cheers Lydia via MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 8. apríl 2014 kl. 17:53 (UTC)

Wikidata Phase 2 for Wikiquote[breyta]

Hey,

(Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this for me where necessary.)

Not long ago we enabled language links via Wikidata for Wikiquote. This seems to have gone rather smoothly. Thanks to everyone who helped! But as you know this was only the start. What is actually more interesting is access to the data in Wikidata. We have planned this for June 10th (unless any issues arise). You will then be able to use the data in your articles. I hope this will open up a lot of new opportunities for you.

If you have any questions d:Wikidata:Wikiquote is a good place to find help.

On behalf of Lydia Pintscher, John F. Lewis (talk) 17. maí 2014 kl. 16:03 (UTC)

Media Viewer[breyta]


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. maí 2014 kl. 21:29 (UTC)

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Wikidata Phase 2 is here[breyta]

Hey,

(Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this for me where necessary.)

Today the ability for all Wikiquotes to query and access the data available in Wikidata has been enabled. This will open the opportunity for all Wikiquote's to start sharing the same data as other languages as well as other projects. You can read up on the Lua implementation of Wikidata at this page which includes basics of how to query the data and display certain properties. This section may also be of use to the community.

If you have any questions d:Wikidata:Wikiquote is a good place to find help.

Thanks, John F. Lewis (talk) 10. júní 2014 kl. 18:48 (UTC)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[breyta]


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. júní 2014 kl. 21:54 (UTC)

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Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[breyta]

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. ágúst 2014 kl. 17:35 (UTC)

Process ideas for software development[breyta]

’’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. ágúst 2014 kl. 22:15 (UTC)

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Grants to improve your project[breyta]

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.

Change in renaming process[breyta]

Part or all of this message may be in English. Please help translate if possible.

-- User:Keegan (WMF) (talk) 9. september 2014 kl. 16:23 (UTC)

Meta RfCs on two new global groups[breyta]

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 grant them autopatrolled rights on all wikis except those who opt-out. 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. október 2014 kl. 18:04 (UTC)

MIKILVÆGT: Endurskoðun á virkni stjórnenda[breyta]

Halló. Ný stefna um fjarlægingu sérstakra réttinda (stjórnenda, möppudýra og þess háttar) var nýlega samþykkt af altæku samfélagi wmf verkefna (samfélagið hérna fékk tilkynningu um þá umræðu). Samkvæmt stefnunni fara ráðsmenn yfir virkni stjórnenda á minni verkefnum. Eftir okkar bestu vitund, hefur wiki-verkefnið þitt ekki ferli þar sem sérstök réttindi eru afturkölluð hjá óvirkum aðgöngum. Þetta þýðir að ráðsmennirnir munu sjá um þetta á þessum wiki samkvæmt nýju stefnunni um endurskoðun á virkni stjórnenda.

Við höfum fundið út að eftirfarandi notendur séu óvirkir (engar breytingar og aðgerðir í meira en 2 ár):

  1. Almar D (möppudýr, stjórnandi)
  2. Friðrik Bragi Dýrfjörð (möppudýr, stjórnandi)
  3. Stalfur (möppudýr, stjórnandi)
  4. Steinninn (möppudýr, stjórnandi)

Þessir notendur munu fá tilkynningu bráðlega sem biður þá um að hefja umræðu ef þeir vilja halda einhverjum eða öllum réttindum sínum. Ef notendurnir svara ekki, þá verður réttindin þeirra afturkölluð af ráðsmönnum.

Hinsvegar, ef samfélagið hér vill annað hvort búa til sína egin stefnu um óvirka notendur sem myndi koma í staðinn fyrir altæku stefnuna, komast að annari niðurstöðu um óvirka notendur með sérstök réttindi eða hefur nú þegar stefnu sem við höfum ekki tekið eftir, vinsamlegast tilkynntu ráðsmönnum um það á meta-wiki svo við vitum að ekkert þurfi að gera varðandi endurskoðun réttinda á þínum wiki. Takk, Rschen7754 4. nóvember 2014 kl. 03:53 (UTC)

Global AbuseFilter[breyta]

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. nóvember 2014 kl. 17:34 (UTC)

VisualEditor coming to this wiki as a Beta Feature[breyta]

VE as BetaFeature.png

Hello. Please excuse the English. I would be grateful if you translated this message!

VisualEditor, a rich-text editor for MediaWiki, will soon be available on this wiki as a Beta Feature. The estimated date of activation is Wednesday, 26 November.

To access it, you will need to visit the Prófunareiginleikar page after the deployment and tick the box next to "Sýnilegar breytingar". (If you have enabled the "Automatically enable all new beta features" option, VisualEditor will be automatically available for you.) There will also be a "⧼Visualeditor-preference-language-label⧽" that you can enable if you need it.

Then, you just have to click on "Breyta" to start VisualEditor, or on "Breyta frumkóða" to edit using wikitext markup. You can even begin to edit pages with VisualEditor and then switch to the wikitext editor simply by clicking on its tab at any point, and you can keep your changes when doing so.

A guide was just published at mediawiki.org so that you can learn how to support your community with this transition: please read and translate it if you can! You will find all the information about the next steps there. Please report any suggestions or issues at the main feedback page. You will also receive the next issues of the multilingual monthly newsletter here on this page: if you want it delivered elsewhere, for example at your personal talk page, please add the relevant page here.

Thanks for your attention and happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 21. nóvember 2014 kl. 18:12 (UTC)

VisualEditor coming to this wiki as a Beta Feature (errata)[breyta]

VisualEditor News #10—2014[breyta]

26. desember 2014 kl. 19:00 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #1—2015[breyta]

5. febrúar 2015 kl. 18:30 (UTC)

[Global proposal] m.Wikivitnun.org: (allir) Breyta síðum[breyta]

MediaWiki mobile

Hi, this message is to let you know that, on domains like is.m.wikipedia.org, unregistered users cannot edit. At the Wikimedia Forum, where global configuration changes are normally discussed, a few dozens users propose to restore normal editing permissions on all mobile sites. Please read and comment!

Thanks and sorry for writing in English, Nemo 1. mars 2015 kl. 22:32 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign: Improving diversity, improving content[breyta]

This March, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas for improving gender diversity on Wikimedia projects. Less than 20% of Wikimedia contributors are women, and many important topics are still missing in our content. We invite all Wikimedians to participate. If you have an idea that could help address this problem, please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 31.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive, positive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign and help this project better represent the world’s knowledge!

(Sorry for the English - please translate this message!) MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 4. mars 2015 kl. 20:02 (UTC)

SUL finalization update[breyta]

Hi all,apologies for writing in English, please read this page for important information and an update involving SUL finalization, scheduled to take place in one month. Thanks. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 13. mars 2015 kl. 19:45 (UTC)

Stewards confirmation rules[breyta]

Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 10. apríl 2015 kl. 16:12 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #2—2015[breyta]

10. apríl 2015 kl. 19:48 (UTC)

Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections[breyta]

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Wmf logo vert pms.svg

Greetings,

I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.

This year, elections are being held for the following roles:

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.

The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.

Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at- wikimedia.org

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 05:03, 21 April 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections 2015[breyta]

Wikimedia Foundation RGB logo with text.svg

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson will continue during the voting. Nominations for the Board of Trustees will be accepted until 23:59 UTC May 5.

The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions on the committee being filled.

The FDC Ombudsperson receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 3 to 23:59 UTC May 10. Click here to vote. Questions and discussion with the candidates will continue during that time. Click here to ask the FDC candidates a question. Click here to ask the FDC Ombudsperson candidates a question. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 FDC election page, the 2015 FDC Ombudsperson election page, and the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 03:45, 4 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[breyta]

Wmf logo vert pms.svg

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Board will continue during the voting.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 17 to 23:59 UTC May 31. Click here to vote. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 17:20, 17 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[breyta]

Wmf logo vert pms.svg

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Board will continue during the voting.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 17 to 23:59 UTC May 31. Click here to vote. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 17:20, 17 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[breyta]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[breyta]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is coming[breyta]

(Sorry for writing in English)

When using data from Wikidata on Wikipedia and other sister projects, there is currently a limitation in place that hinders some use cases: data can only be accessed from the corresponding item. So, for example, the Wikipedia article about Berlin can only get data from the Wikidata item about Berlin but not from the item about Germany. This had technical reasons. We are now removing this limitation. It is already done for a number of projects. Your project is one of the next ones:

  • 11 June 2015: all Wikiquote, all remaining Wikivoyage
  • 15 June 2015: Wikipedias: ar, ca, es, hu, ko, ro, uk, vi

We invite you to play around with this new feature if you are one of the people who have been waiting for this for a long time. If you have technical issues/questions with this you can come to d:Wikidata:Contact the development team.

How to use it, once it is enabled:

I hope it will be helpful for you and allow you to do useful things with the help of Wikidata.

Cheers Lydia Pintscher 7. júní 2015 kl. 14:05 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #3—2015[breyta]

13. júní 2015 kl. 10:44 (UTC)

HTTPS[breyta]

19. júní 2015 kl. 22:01 (UTC)

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[breyta]

The thumbnail of this gif is of really bad quality.
How a PNG thumb of this GIF would look like

There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)

This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 24. júlí 2015 kl. 05:07 (UTC)

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[breyta]

The thumbnail of this gif is of really bad quality.
How a PNG thumb of this GIF would look like

There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)

This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 24. júlí 2015 kl. 06:37 (UTC)

What does a Healthy Community look like to you?[breyta]

Community Health Cover art News portal.png

Hi,
The Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new learning campaign. The WMF wants to record community impressions about what makes a healthy online community. Share your views and/or create a drawing and take a chance to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Join the WMF as we begin a conversation about Community Health. Contribute a drawing or answer the questions on the campaign's page.

Why get involved?[breyta]

The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn?
Share your views on this matter that affects us all!
We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.

More information[breyta]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 31. júlí 2015 kl. 23:43 (UTC)

What does a Healthy Community look like to you?[breyta]

Community Health Cover art News portal.png

Hi,
The Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new learning campaign. The WMF wants to record community impressions about what makes a healthy online community. Share your views and/or create a drawing and take a chance to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Join the WMF as we begin a conversation about Community Health. Contribute a drawing or answer the questions on the campaign's page.

Why get involved?[breyta]

The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn?
Share your views on this matter that affects us all!
We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.

More information[breyta]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 1. ágúst 2015 kl. 01:24 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #4—2015[breyta]

Elitre (WMF), 14. ágúst 2015 kl. 22:28 (UTC)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[breyta]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants, to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project. Ways to participate:

Feedback is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT (WMF) through MediaWiki message delivery. 19. ágúst 2015 kl. 00:48 (UTC)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[breyta]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants, to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project. Ways to participate:

Feedback is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by Snið:User through MediaWiki message delivery. 19. ágúst 2015 kl. 02:25 (UTC)

Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[breyta]

Hi all,

We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.

Visit the public policy portal: https://policy.wikimedia.org/

Please help translate the statements on Meta Wiki. You can read more on the Wikimedia blog.

Thanks,

Yana and Stephen (Talk) 2. september 2015 kl. 18:12 (UTC)

(Sent with the Global message delivery system)

Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[breyta]

Hi all,

We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.

Visit the public policy portal: https://policy.wikimedia.org/

Please help translate the statements on Meta Wiki. You can read more on the Wikimedia blog.

Thanks,

Yana and Stephen (Talk) 2. september 2015 kl. 19:13 (UTC)

(Sent with the Global message delivery system)

Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[breyta]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals until September 29th to fund new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental ideas that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), Individual Engagement Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 4. september 2015 kl. 20:52 (UTC)

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) through MediaWiki message delivery.

Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[breyta]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals until September 29th to fund new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental ideas that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), Individual Engagement Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 4. september 2015 kl. 21:53 (UTC)

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Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals![breyta]

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 22. september 2015 kl. 21:01 (UTC)

Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals![breyta]

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 22. september 2015 kl. 22:29 (UTC)

Reimagining WMF grants report[breyta]

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 28. september 2015 kl. 16:56 (UTC)

Reimagining WMF grants report[breyta]

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 28. september 2015 kl. 19:16 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #5—2015[breyta]

Elitre (WMF), 30. október 2015 kl. 18:18 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey[breyta]

Community Tech Team via MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 9. nóvember 2015 kl. 21:57 (UTC)

Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed[breyta]

Hello! Wikimania 2016 scholarships will soon be open; by the end of the week we'll form the committee and we need your help, see Scholarship committee for details.

If you want to carefully review nearly a thousand applications in January, you might be a perfect committee member. Otherwise, you can volunteer as "ambassador": you will observe all the committee activities, ensure that people from your language or project manage to apply for a scholarship, translate scholarship applications written in your language to English and so on. Ambassadors are allowed to ask for a scholarship, unlike committee members.

Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 10. nóvember 2015 kl. 10:47 (UTC)

Harassment consultation[breyta]

Please help translate to your language

The Community Advocacy team the Wikimedia Foundation has opened a consultation on the topic of harassment on Meta. The consultation period is intended to run for one month from today, November 16, and end on December 17. Please share your thoughts there on harassment-related issues facing our communities and potential solutions. (Note: this consultation is not intended to evaluate specific cases of harassment, but rather to discuss the problem of harassment itself.)

Regards, Community Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign[breyta]

This is a message regarding the proposed 2015 Free Bassel banner. Translations are available.

Hi everyone,

This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.

As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.

We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.

Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.

(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)

Thank you for your participation!

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Community Wishlist Survey[breyta]

MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 1. desember 2015 kl. 14:38 (UTC)

Get involved in Wikipedia 15![breyta]

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

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As many of you know, January 15 is Wikipedia’s 15th Birthday!

People around the world are getting involved in the celebration and have started adding their events on Meta Page. While we are celebrating Wikipedia's birthday, we hope that all projects and affiliates will be able to utilize this celebration to raise awareness of our community's efforts.

Haven’t started planning? Don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved. Here are some ideas:

Everything is linked on the Wikipedia 15 Meta page. You’ll find a set of ten data visualization works that you can show at your events, and a list of all the Wikipedia 15 logos that community members have already designed.

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary McCune or Joe Sutherland.

Thanks and Happy nearly Wikipedia 15!
-The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery, 18. desember 2015 kl. 20:58 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageHjálp

VisualEditor News #6—2015[breyta]

Elitre (WMF), 25. desember 2015 kl. 00:06 (UTC)

Wikimania 2016 Scholarships - Deadline soon![breyta]

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A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by January 9th. To apply, visit the page below:

Patrick Earley (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 5. janúar 2016 kl. 01:49 (UTC)

2016 WMF Strategy consultation[breyta]

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Hello, all.

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has launched a consultation to help create and prioritize WMF strategy beginning July 2016 and for the 12 to 24 months thereafter. This consultation will be open, on Meta, from 18 January to 26 February, after which the Foundation will also use these ideas to help inform its Annual Plan. (More on our timeline can be found on that Meta page.)

Your input is welcome (and greatly desired) at the Meta discussion, 2016 Strategy/Community consultation.

Apologies for English, where this is posted on a non-English project. We thought it was more important to get the consultation translated as much as possible, and good headway has been made there in some languages. There is still much to do, however! We created m:2016 Strategy/Translations to try to help coordinate what needs translation and what progress is being made. :)

If you have questions, please reach out to me on my talk page or on the strategy consultation's talk page or by email to mdennis@wikimedia.org.

I hope you'll join us! Maggie Dennis via MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 18. janúar 2016 kl. 19:06 (UTC)

Server switch 2016[breyta]

The Wikimedia Foundation will be testing its newest data center in Dallas. This will make sure Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia wikis can stay online even after a disaster. To make sure everything is working, the Wikimedia Technology department needs to conduct a planned test. This test will show whether they can reliably switch from one data center to the other. It requires many teams to prepare for the test and to be available to fix any unexpected problems.

They will switch all traffic to the new data center on Tuesday, 19 April.
On Thursday, 21 April, they will switch back to the primary data center.

Unfortunately, because of some limitations in MediaWiki, all editing must stop during those two switches. We apologize for this disruption, and we are working to minimize it in the future.

You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis for a short period of time.

  • You will not be able to edit for approximately 15 to 30 minutes on Tuesday, 19 April and Thursday, 21 April, starting at 14:00 UTC (15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST, 10:00 EDT, 07:00 PDT).

If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit. But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.

Other effects:

  • Background jobs will be slower and some may be dropped.

Red links might not be updated as quickly as normal. If you create an article that is already linked somewhere else, the link will stay red longer than usual. Some long-running scripts will have to be stopped.

  • There will be a code freeze for the week of 18 April.

No non-essential code deployments will take place.

This test was originally planned to take place on March 22. April 19th and 21st are the new dates. You can read the schedule at wikitech.wikimedia.org. They will post any changes on that schedule. There will be more notifications about this. Please share this information with your community. /User:Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17. apríl 2016 kl. 21:08 (UTC)

JavaScript[breyta]

Hi. I can see that this project has old JavaScript that needs to be updated. I would happily make the required updates myself, but I would have to – at least temporarily – become an admin here to do that (because the relevant pages are in the MediaWiki namespace). I have already made these updates on a number of Swedish projects and one Norwegian project, so it would be very easy for me to do this. If no one does anything, a lot of JavaScript-related tools will break later this year. Does the community want me to make these updates? Nirmos (spjall) 31. maí 2016 kl. 19:42 (UTC)

Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[breyta]

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Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki, which you may already seen in the latest issue of Tech News. Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). This will be enabled as a feature in the coming week for all users, which can be turned on or off using a preference setting. We look forward to your feedback and please do let us know if you have any questions. Details about Compact Language Links can be read in the project documentation.

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk) 24. júní 2016 kl. 14:01 (UTC)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[breyta]

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Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.

From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages

The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-28. júní 2016 kl. 04:21 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[breyta]

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 3. júlí 2016 kl. 17:20 (UTC)

MIKILVÆGT: Endurskoðun á virkni stjórnenda[breyta]

Halló. Ný stefna um fjarlægingu sérstakra réttinda (stjórnenda, möppudýra og þess háttar) var nýlega samþykkt af altæku samfélagi wmf verkefna (samfélagið hérna fékk tilkynningu um þá umræðu). Samkvæmt stefnunni fara ráðsmenn yfir virkni stjórnenda á minni verkefnum. Eftir okkar bestu vitund, hefur wiki-verkefnið þitt ekki ferli þar sem sérstök réttindi eru afturkölluð hjá óvirkum aðgöngum. Þetta þýðir að ráðsmennirnir munu sjá um þetta á þessum wiki samkvæmt nýju stefnunni um endurskoðun á virkni stjórnenda.

Við höfum fundið út að eftirfarandi notendur séu óvirkir (engar breytingar og aðgerðir í meira en 2 ár):

  1. Bjarki S (möppudýr, stjórnandi)

Þessir notendur munu fá tilkynningu bráðlega sem biður þá um að hefja umræðu ef þeir vilja halda einhverjum eða öllum réttindum sínum. Ef notendurnir svara ekki, þá verður réttindin þeirra afturkölluð af ráðsmönnum.

Hinsvegar, ef samfélagið hér vill annað hvort búa til sína egin stefnu um óvirka notendur sem myndi koma í staðinn fyrir altæku stefnuna, komast að annari niðurstöðu um óvirka notendur með sérstök réttindi eða hefur nú þegar stefnu sem við höfum ekki tekið eftir, vinsamlegast tilkynntu ráðsmönnum um það á meta-wiki svo við vitum að ekkert þurfi að gera varðandi endurskoðun réttinda á þínum wiki. Takk, Rschen7754 14. júlí 2016 kl. 06:28 (UTC)

Save/Publish[breyta]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 9. ágúst 2016 kl. 18:02 (UTC)

RevisionSlider[breyta]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 12. september 2016 kl. 15:08 (UTC)

Grants to improve your project[breyta]

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Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. There is just over a week left to submit before the October 11 deadline. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 30. september 2016 kl. 21:11 (UTC)

Creative Commons 4.0[breyta]

Hello! I'm writing from the Wikimedia Foundation to invite you to give your feedback on a proposed move from CC BY-SA 3.0 to a CC BY-SA 4.0 license across all Wikimedia projects. The consultation will run from October 5 to November 8, and we hope to receive a wide range of viewpoints and opinions. Please, if you are interested, take part in the discussion on Meta-Wiki.

Apologies that this message is only in English. This message can be read and translated in more languages here. Joe Sutherland (talk) 6. október 2016 kl. 01:35 (UTC)

Editing News #3—2016[breyta]

15. október 2016 kl. 17:49 (UTC)

Password reset[breyta]

I apologise that this message is in English. ⧼Centralnotice-shared-help-translate⧽

We are having a problem with attackers taking over wiki accounts with privileged user rights (for example, admins, bureaucrats, oversighters, checkusers). It appears that this may be because of weak or reused passwords.

Community members are working along with members of multiple teams at the Wikimedia Foundation to address this issue.

In the meantime, we ask that everyone takes a look at the passwords they have chosen for their wiki accounts. If you know that you've chosen a weak password, or if you've chosen a password that you are using somewhere else, please change those passwords.

Select strong passwords – eight or more characters long, and containing letters, numbers, and punctuation. Joe Sutherland (Spjall) / MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 14. nóvember 2016 kl. 00:00 (UTC)

Adding to the above section (Password reset)[breyta]

Please accept my apologies - that first line should read "Help with translations!". Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) / MediaWiki message delivery (spjall) 14. nóvember 2016 kl. 00:11 (UTC)

New way to edit wikitext[breyta]

James Forrester (Product Manager, Editing department, Wikimedia Foundation) --14. desember 2016 kl. 19:32 (UTC)

Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[breyta]

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, 15. febrúar 2017 kl. 20:31 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help