- Discussion archive
- 1 Updated discussion about merging with Incubator
- 2 Accessible editing buttons
- 3 Changes to the global ban policy
- 4 New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers
- 5 States of Wikiversities
- 6 Editing News #1—2018
- 7 Chinese Wikiversity
- 8 AdvancedSearch
- 9 Global preferences are available
- 10 States of Wikiversities: Removal of Languages with no content and "Rejected" requests on Meta
- 11 Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS
- 12 New user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS
- 13 Proposal to modify incubation processes within the WMF world
- 14 The GFDL license on Commons
- 15 Reminder: No editing for up to an hour on 10 October
- 16 The Community Wishlist Survey
- 17 Editing News #2—2018
- 18 Enable arbitrary access before sitelinks?
- 19 Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web
- 20 Community Wishlist Survey vote
- 21 Advanced Search
- 22 New Wikimedia password policy and requirements
- 23 Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019
- 24 IMPORTANT: Admin activity review
- 25 States of Wikiversities (January 2019)
- 26 FileExporter beta feature
- 27 No editing for 30 minutes 17 January
- 28 Talk to us about talking
- 29 Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 April
- 30 non-English pages in Category:EN
- 31 Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request
- 32 Proposal to modify the Wikimedia Language Proposal Policy
- 33 Editing News #1—July 2019
- 34 Update on the consultation about office actions
- 35 New tools and IP masking
- 36 Update on technical issues and other things interfering with getting the project approval and creation process moving again
- 37 The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started
- 38 Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project
- 39 Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages
- Discussion archive
Updated discussion about merging with IncubatorEdit
The old Meta discussion about merging this site with Incubator was closed on procedural grounds, for being vague and dated. However active small-wiki maintainers, translation coordinators, and incubator devs would still like to find a way to make the incubator an effective home for all sister projects. A new proposal was posted, focused on this: Move Beta Wikiversity to Incubator 2.
Please comment and share your perspectives. @Crochet.david: @Samuele2002: @MarcoAurelio: @Vito Genovese: please also help notify other active editors here who I have missed. (The active edits on the number theory page make this hard to see...)
- LangCom rejected this proposal because of (a) a lack of consensus supporting it, and (b) a potential future revamping of the incubation process within the WMF world. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:31, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Changes to the global ban policyEdit
New print to pdf feature for mobile web readersEdit
I've started on an update of this page, in particular:
- Reverting one piece of several-month-old vandalism
- Running headers and footers out to the end of 2017
- Moving Hindi from the Beta table to the "open Wikiversities" table
- Checking if status has changed on any Meta requests (none changed, though I'm probably going to put through Albanian and Romanian as eligible shortly)
- Starting to update contributions through November 2017. I only counted named contributors, not "anonymous", and I ignored bots. (This is consistent with the way LangCom evaluates projects for approval. Still, please let me know if I should have included bots.)
Update (March 2018)Edit
- It's evident to me that the localization statistics referred to the MediaWiki (most important messages) group. So those figures are now updated.
- Headers and footers have run out to March 2018. Contributions are updated through year-end 2017, and I will start updating them again after 31 March.
- The "open Wikiversities" table is completely updated through March 2018.
- I marked Albanian and Romanian as eligible on Meta.
- I note that the number of pages are taken from an expensive magic word call, so don't require manual updating.
Update (July 2018)Edit
I am continuing to maintain this page. I am going to propose the following change:
- The requests on meta for Sinhale Wikiversity and Tamil Wikiversity were rejected as stale. That means that even though someone opened a formal request for these projects on Meta, no one has really created any content. I would propose removing those two from the table.
- I would remove any other language that is rejected on those grounds in the future.
- Languages with 0 pages but already marked as "eligible" probably will not be changed, and I will leave those in place.
Editing News #1—2018Edit
20:56, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, the main thing holding this project back from approval is the fact that the vast majority of the work on it is being done by IP editors, not registered editors. Is there a reason that some of the participants there cannot/do not register. We'd like to be able to move this toward approval as an independent project, if possible. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 19:49, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
- I very much hope that contributions made under IP will not be considered as active contributors to the project. Crochet.david (talk) 20:32, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
- I think the current Chinese Wikiversity are often occupied by an IP user. Although some content has some value, I think it can also be used alone. In the beta Wikiversity, there are many problems that need to be solved. My idea is to establish, or if not, then you can also move to the Incubator alone, and the beta problem is too big. So I want to do my part to complete the situation. --夢蝶葬花 (talk) 04:21, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Update July 2018Edit
There are now a sufficient number of registered editors involved, so LangCom is now evaluating this project for approval. See m:Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Chinese.
- If people think that there is a problem with some of the content, please say so on the Meta discussion page!
- Otherwise, project will probably be approved seven days from now, if there are no objections.
- I would strongly request the registered editors to keep a close eye on the content of Chinese Wikiversity, both before and (if it happens) after approval.
Approval update (13 July)Edit
Congratulations! This project is approved.
- It will undoubtedly take some time to get the new wiki created, so please continue to work here until you are informed that it has happened. See phabricator:T199577.
- It will be very helpful to the people who will export content to the new wiki if the following things happen:
- All pages belonging to Chinese Wikiversity need to be included in Category:ZH.
- If there are templates or modules that this project uses that are part of the infrastructure, and that are not included within Category:ZH, please create Category:Infrastructure templates to be exported to Chinese Wikiversity and add those templates or modules to that category.
Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:45, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
Global preferences are availableEdit
19:19, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
States of Wikiversities: Removal of Languages with no content and "Rejected" requests on MetaEdit
Hello, all. I've been managing the page States of Wikiversities so that on behalf of LangCom I can keep an eye on projects here that may become ready for approval.
- As you are probably aware, Chinese Wikiversity is likely to be approved tomorrow, subject to an unexpected objection on Meta.
I would propose removing Sinhale and Tamil from the table on this page. They have -0- pages and one page on Beta, respectively, and the requests on Meta were rejected as "stale", because no one ever actually created content. I would also propose to remove any other test that comes to be rejected as "stale" in the future. The reason for that is simple: there is no sense in continuing to track tests that do not really exist.
Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JSEdit
New user group for editing sitewide CSS/JSEdit
Proposal to modify incubation processes within the WMF worldEdit
There is a proposal being discussed now on Incubator that would change the process for incubating new language versions of projects. See Incubator:Community Portal. While there is no intention to change incubation for Wikisource projects, I think that the proposed approach would apply to Wikiversity projects. I would therefore encourage you to go to that discussion and participate.
- Note: My feeling—and I will probably be the arbiter—is that with Chinese Wikiversity now created and independent, the only project remaining here that is active enough to qualify for the first round of incubation domains would be Hebrew Wikiversity. If you are involved in a different test project here, and would like me to consider your project for the first round of such tests, please contact me on my (currently nonexistent) user talk page here on Beta.
I would add: under the circumstances, I am going to move to close the current discussion on Meta about merging Beta into Incubator as "rejected, no consensus". I am not going to permit the topic to be reintroduced until (at minimum): the whole revised incubation approach is settled, and/or the Beta community comes and requests of its own, with strong consensus favoring, to be merged into Incubator. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:23, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
The GFDL license on CommonsEdit
18:11, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Reminder: No editing for up to an hour on 10 OctoberEdit
12:03, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit
11:05, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Editing News #2—2018Edit
14:17, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Filed as phab:T209208
Since sitelinks support is still blocked elsewhere (probably T206426 Storing multiple sitelinks to a multilingual wiki), I'm finding consensus to fix our Category:Pages_with_script_errors by deploying Wikidata Phase 2 (arbitrary access) support first, note that this is already working on Multilingual Wikisource, so there's IMHO only consensus question. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:23, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile webEdit
Community Wishlist Survey voteEdit
18:13, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
New Wikimedia password policy and requirementsEdit
Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019Edit
Please help translate to your language
Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.
Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.
The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.
The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.
Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.
There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!
Imagine... the sum of all love!
IMPORTANT: Admin activity reviewEdit
Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc. ) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.
We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):
- Erkan Yilmaz (administrator)
- Shujenchang (administrator)
These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.
However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, — regards, Revi 13:31, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
States of Wikiversities (January 2019)Edit
Greetings to the community.
I wanted to let you know that I intend to copy this page intact to an archive, and then to trim the current page so that it includes only 2016–2019. While I would never delete the historical data, there is not necessarily a good reason to keep it on the main page at this point. So unless I hear objections to this idea in the next week or two, I will proceed.
- Note: I would appreciate an opinion on the following. Should I move the current page to an archive page, then copy back to a new current page? This keeps all of the current editing history with the archive. Or should I copy the current page to the archive, leaving all the current editing history on the main page. There are arguments either way on this question.
FileExporter beta featureEdit
Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
No editing for 30 minutes 17 JanuaryEdit
14:47, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Talk to us about talkingEdit
Trizek (WMF) 15:00, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 AprilEdit
10:56, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
non-English pages in Category:ENEdit
I'm seeing a lot of non-English pages that are getting included in Category:EN, for example:
Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestEdit
Please help translate to your language
Proposal to modify the Wikimedia Language Proposal PolicyEdit
Editing News #1—July 2019Edit
18:32, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Update on the consultation about office actionsEdit
Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.
This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.
For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.
Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.
Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team 08:02, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
New tools and IP maskingEdit
14:19, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Update on technical issues and other things interfering with getting the project approval and creation process moving againEdit
Please read the update at m:Language committee#Update on technical issues and other things interfering with getting the process moving again. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:38, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just startedEdit
-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements projectEdit
07:15, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pagesEdit
11:13, 29 October 2019 (UTC)