Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[redakti]
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:
- 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 00:06, 15 Jan. 2012 (UTC)
(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.
First, I apologize that part of this message is in English. If you can assist by translating it for your local community, I would greatly appreciate it.
The Wikimedia Foundation would like to invite you to take part in a brief survey.
Dankojn pro preni iom el via tempo por plenigi la 2012-jaran Enketon pri Prioritatigo de la Disdonado de Monrimedoj. Per tiu enketo, la Fondaĵo esperas ekscii kiujn rimedojn Vikimediistoj deziras kaj bezonas (iuj povus necesigi monprovizadon), kaj kiel prioratatigi ilin. Ne ĉiuj programoj de la Fondaĵo aperos ĉi tie (bazaj operacioj estas precipe eksigitaj) - nur rimedoj kiujn individuaj kontribuantoj aŭ organizaĵoj ligitaj al Vikimedio kiaj landaj asocioj povus peti.
La celo ĉi tie estas ekkoni pri kio VI (aŭ grupoj kiaj landaj asocioj aŭ kluboj) povus interesiĝi, ordigante la opciojn laŭ prefero. Ni ne enmetis en ĉi tiun liston aferojn kiaj "zorgi ke serviloj funkciu" ĉar ne temas pri respondeco de la individuaj kontribuantoj aŭ de volontulaj organizaĵoj. Ĉi tiu enketo celas informi nin pri kiuj monprovizprioritatoj kontribuantoj konsentas aŭ malkonsentas.
Unfortunately we’ve discovered that the people who make the survey software have not yet enabled it for Esperanto. They plan to add this soon, but not in time for you to take this particular survey in your native language.
However, the Esperanto. version of the questions has been made available by volunteers. I do apologize greatly for the inconvenience, but if you would like, you can fill in the form in English on the survey website and read the Esperanto questions on the Meta website.
This invitation is being sent only to those projects where the survey has been translated into your language (even though we can’t get Esperanto into the actual software). It is, however, open to any contributor from any project. Please feel free to share the link with other Wikimedians and to invite their participation.
The survey is open until Friday, March 9th.
If you have any questions for me, please address them to my talk page, since I won’t be able to keep an eye at every point where I place the notice.
Again, I apologize for the lack of capacity of the software to accommodate Esperanto. They assure us that this will be fixed.
- I apologize that this is in English, but an Esperanto translation of the survey is available now. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) (diskuto) 21:59, 7 Mar. 2012 (UTC)
Plibonigo de redaktofenestro[redakti]
Laŭ mi nuna redaktofenestro estas tro malriĉa je iloj kio draste malhelpas redaktadon. Ekzemple mankas la ebleco enmeti longan strekon, rondajn krampojn, kategorion ktp. Ankaŭ mi opinias utila krei ŝablonon por citaĵoj, en kiu estus kampoj por ĉiuj bezonataj informoj: 1. Citaĵo mem (traduko). 2. Originala teksto. 3. Fonto (libro, parolado, artikolo, ktp). 4. Dato. 5. Komentoj. Tio helpus ekzemple al mi pli bone aranĝi citaĵojn de Stalin. Oftas ankaŭ kazoj, kiam citaĵo estas vaste konata en tordita formo aŭ uzata en alia senco, do tion oni povus indiki en komentoj.--RG72 (diskuto) 05:48, 9 Mar. 2012 (UTC)
Hello, I am operator of a bot EleferenBot, and would like to have the bot flag.
- Operator: User:Eleferen.
- Function summary: Using pywikipedia.
- Function details: add\change interwiki (global edits. For example: pl.wikiquote contributions).
- Programming language: python
- Flag on: wikiquote: bg, bs, de, es, he, it, pl, pt, ru, sk and 38 wikipedias.
Update on IPv6[redakti]
(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 00:54, 2 Jun. 2012 (UTC)
2011 Picture of the Year competition[redakti]
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 18:13, 5 Jun. 2012 (UTC)
Mobile view as default view coming soon[redakti]
(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-llists.wikimedia.org.
--Phil Inje Chang, Product Manager, Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation 04:47, 29 Jun. 2012 (UTC)
Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[redakti]
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)
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 20:01, 19 Jul. 2012 (UTC)
Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[redakti]
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)01:53, 6 Sep. 2012 (UTC)
Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[redakti]
(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:
- 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)
- infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
- 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 13:15, 10 Sep. 2012 (UTC)
Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[redakti]
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)
Please watch for problems with:
- revision diffs
- PDF export
- images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
- the CologneBlue skin
Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.
Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 02:50, 16 Okt. 2012 (UTC)
P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.
Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[redakti]
Please translate for your local community
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
Sent using Global message delivery, 16:55, 17 Okt. 2012 (UTC)