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लोगोचिह्ने विकिसूक्तिरिति शब्दस्य प्रयोगः (Use of विकिसूक्तिः word in the logo)[सम्पाद्यताम्]

नमस्कारः। अत्र विकिसूक्तौ यथाऽस्माकं योगदातारः इच्छन्ति, तथा लोगोचिह्ने विकिसूक्तयः इत्यस्य स्थाने विकिसूक्तिः इति शब्दः समावेष्टव्यः अस्ति। तदर्थमत्र छन्दाकलनं (voting) क्रियते। कृपया स्वमतं प्रकाशयन्तु। धन्यवादाः।

समर्थन--Narayanan V T (सम्भाषणम्) ११:०४, ३ अप्रैल २०१५ (IST)म्[सम्पाद्यताम्]

YesYप्रस्तावकत्वेन। -Hemant wikikosh (अम्भाषणम्) ०८:४४, १७ जूलय् २०१३ (IST)
YesYअनुमोदयामि। - SumanaKoundinya (अम्भाषणम्) १२:३८, १७ जूलय् २०१३ (IST)

YesYअनुमोदयामि। -Bhaskar Bhatt Joshi (अम्भाषणम्) १४:१९, १७ जूलय् २०१३ (IST)
YesYअनुमोदयामि। -Sayant Mahato (अम्भाषणम्) १२:२२, १९ जूलय् २०१३ (IST)
YesYअनुमोदयामि। - Shubha (अम्भाषणम्) १७:३७, १८ जूलय् २०१३ (IST)
YesYअनुमोदयामि। -Jnanesh Marathe (अम्भाषणम्) १७:४४, १८ जूलय् २०१३ (IST)
YesYअनुमोदयामि। -Narayanan V T (अम्भाषणम्) १२:२७, १९ जूलय् २०१३ (IST) अनुमोदयामि - पङ्कजा

विरोधः (सकारणम्)[सम्पाद्यताम्]

One year Sanskrit Wikiquote[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Hi & please accept my congratulations on the 1st anniversary of the creation of sa.wikiquote.org which was on 6 February.
From the Wikimedia Incubator & Language Committee, we would like to get some feedback from newer wikis about their situation.

We prepared some questions about what we would like to know. Feel free to answer as many of them as you like.

  1. How has activity developed after the subdomain's creation? (in comparision with the situation on Incubator)
  2. Is it now easier to be found by new users? How was the reception of the new wiki: in media maybe? in friends/family circles?
  3. Were your expectations in general fulfilled or not?
  4. Would you have done something in a better/different way in hindsight?
  5. Is there anything where you say 'This should have been better during the testing phase (Incubator, Langcom)'?
  6. What was nice/easy/desirable on Incubator? :-)

Best regards, --MF-W ०५:५६, १० फ़ेब्रुवरि २०१४ (IST)

Request for approval[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Hello all, because your wiki doesn't accept global bots and because at April 8th we will start migrating interwiki links from Wikiquote to Wikidata, I need to request for approval, so hereby I ask for approval, My bot (Dexbot) did the task of connecting pages of Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Wikivoyage before (and It had the responsibility of removing iw links from that Wikis). My bot already did this task very successfully and It has more than 12M edits in Wikidata which more than 10% of them are about connecting pages. Best Ladsgroup (अम्भाषणम्) १९:०४, ६ अप्रैल २०१४ (IST)

Because there is no objection after seven days I'm going to start my botLadsgroup (अम्भाषणम्) ०५:२९, १४ अप्रैल २०१४ (IST)

Global AbuseFilter[सम्पाद्यताम्]


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.


PiRSquared17, Glaisher

— २३:०६, १४ नवम्बर २०१४ (IST)

विकिसूक्तिजालपुटे लघुसार्वत्रिकविभवसङ्केतप्राप्त्यै समर्थनम् (ShortUrl on Samskrit wiki projects)[सम्पाद्यताम्]

संस्कृतविकिपुटस्य सम्पर्कम् अन्यजालपुटेषु दानावसरे अत्यन्तं दीर्घं सार्वत्रिकविभवसङ्केतं (URL) प्राप्नुमः यश्च बहुधा क्लेशं जनयति । अस्याः समस्यायाः निवारणाय तान्त्रिकसाहाय्यं प्रार्थितमस्ति येन हिन्दीभाषापुटेषु शिरोनाम्नः अधः यः लघुः सङ्केतः दृश्यते तादृशः सङ्केतः प्राप्यते । विकिपीडिया, विकिस्रोतः, विकिसूक्तिः, विकिकोशः, विकिपुस्तकानि - इत्येतेषु इदं सौलभ्यं प्राप्तव्यमस्ति । तन्निमित्तं भवतां समर्थनम् अत्र सूचयन्तु ।

It has been proposed to provide short url facility(replacing the tawp.in shorturl external installation) on Samskrit wikiquote project. Find below the consensus of Community.--Sayant Mahato (सम्भाषणम्) ०९:४९, ३ अप्रैल २०१५ (IST)

  1. Support समर्थनम्--Shubha (सम्भाषणम्) १०:०१, ३ अप्रैल २०१५ (IST)
  2. Support समर्थनम्--Sayant Mahato (सम्भाषणम्) १०:१६, ३ अप्रैल २०१५ (IST)
  3. Support समर्थनम्--Narayanan V T (सम्भाषणम्) ११:०४, ३ अप्रैल २०१५ (IST)
  4. Support समर्थनम्--Premaskanth13 (सम्भाषणम्) १२:१०, ३ अप्रैल २०१५ (IST)
  5. Support समर्थनम्----Vaishnavi (सम्भाषणम्) १३:१०, ४ अप्रैल २०१५ (IST)

Correction of namespace names in Sanskrit[सम्पाद्यताम्]

English Old Sanskrit New Sanskrit Status
(Main) मुख्यम् मुख्यम् Not need
Talk सम्भाषणम् सम्भाषणम् Not need
User योजकः योजकः Not need
User Talk योजकसम्भाषणम् योजकसम्भाषणम् Not need
Wikipedia विकिपीडिया विकिपीडिया Not need
Wikipedia talk विकिपीडियासम्भाषणम् विकिपीडियासम्भाषणम् Not need
Also: ---- ----- I don't know
Wiktionary Wiktionary विकिशब्दकोशः Please put new
Wiktionary talk Wiktionaryसम्भाषणम् विकिशब्दकोशसम्भाषणम् Please put new
Wikibooks Wikibooks विकिपुस्तकानि Please put new
Wikibooks talk Wikibooksसम्भाषणम् विकिपुस्तकसम्भाषणम् Please put new
Wikiquote विकिसूक्तिः विकिसूक्तिः Not need
Wikiquote talk Wikiquoteसम्भाषणम् विकिसूक्तिसम्भाषणम् Please put new
Wikisource Wikisource विकिस्रोतः Please put new
Wikisource talk Wikisourceसम्भाषणम् विकिस्रोतस्सम्भाषणम् Please put new
File ---- सञ्चिका Please put new
File talk ---- सञ्चिकासम्भाषणम् Please put new
MediaWiki मीडियाविकि मीडियाविकि Not need
MediaWiki talk मीडियाविकिसम्भाषणम् मीडियाविकिसम्भाषणम् Not need
Template फलकम् फलकम् Not need
Template talk फलकस्य सम्भाषणम् फलकसम्भाषणम् Please put new
Help सहाय्यम् साहाय्यम् Please put new
Help talk सहाय्यस्य सम्भाषणम् साहाय्यसम्भाषणम् Please put new
Category वर्गः वर्गः Not need
Category talk वर्गसम्भाषणम् वर्गसम्भाषणम् Not need
Module Module मॉड्यूल Please put new
Module talk Module talk मॉड्यूलसम्भाषणम् Please put new

नमस्ते सर्वेभ्यः ! संस्कृतविकिपीडिया, संस्कृतस्रोतः इत्यादिषु प्रकल्पेषु नामाकाशानां दोषाः सन्ति । तेषां परिवर्तने मया अत्र मत्कुणः (Bug) स्थापितः अस्ति । अत्र कृपया स्वमतं दत्त्वा कार्यस्यास्य समर्थनं करोतु इति निवेदनम् । अस्तु । ॐNehalDaveND ०५:५८, ८ जून २०१५ (UTC)


एषः निर्णयः संस्कृतविकिपीडिया-समुदायेन स्वीकृतः आसीत् । अधुना एतस्य मत्कुणस्य कार्यं समापयितुं विकिसूक्तेः समुदायेनापि पुष्टिः करणीया । येन एतत् कार्यं पूर्णताङ्गच्छेत् । सर्वेभ्यः निवेदयामि यत्, सर्वे परिवर्तनं पुष्टयितुं स्वस्य मतं यच्छन्तु इति । NehalDaveND (सम्भाषणम्) १७:२७, ७ मई २०१६ (IST)




Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[सम्पाद्यताम्]

कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें

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) १९:३१, २४ जून २०१६ (IST)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[सम्पाद्यताम्]

कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें

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)-०९:५१, २८ जून २०१६ (IST)

IST समयवलयस्य स्थापनम्[सम्पाद्यताम्]

नमः सर्वेभ्यः अस्माकं प्रकल्पे भारतीयकालमानस्य आवश्यकतात्वात् मया अत्र मत्कुणः स्थापितः अस्ति। कृपया स्वमतं अत्र दत्त्वा एतस्य कार्यस्य पूर्णतायै योगदानं ददातु। अस्तु। NehalDaveND (सम्भाषणम्) १३:०१, १५ मार्च २०१७ (IST)

Columns for references[सम्पाद्यताम्]

००:५६, १८ जुलाई २०१७ (IST)

देवनागरी-अङ्कम् उत्सर्गत्वेन स्थापयितुम्[सम्पाद्यताम्]

नमः सर्वेभ्यः! संस्कृतभाषायाः विकिपीडिया, विकिस्रोतः, विकिसूक्तिः, विकिशब्दकोशः, विकिपुस्तकम् इत्यादीनां प्रकल्पानाम् अङ्काः देवनागर्याम् एव उत्सर्गत्वेन भवेयुः इति समुदायस्य दीर्घकालीनः विचारः आसीत्। परन्तु कथं करणीयम् इति अस्पष्टम् आसीत्। जयप्रकाशमहोदयः तत्सम्बद्धं मार्गं प्राप्तवान् अस्ति। परन्तु तस्य कृते अस्माकं संस्कृतभाषायाः सर्वप्रकल्पानां समुदायैः देवनागरी-अङ्काः उत्सर्गत्वेन स्थापयितुं समर्थनं करणीयम् इति प्रथमं सोपानम्। अतः सर्वेभ्यः निवेदयामि यत्, कृपया कार्येऽस्मिन् स्वस्य समर्थनं कृत्वा साहाय्यं करोतु इति। NehalDaveND (सम्भाषणम्) १५:२५, १३ जनवरी २०१८ (IST)



Support समर्थनम् अतीव महत्त्वपूर्णं कार्यम्। प्रतिमा (सम्भाषणम्) १५:५५, १३ जनवरी २०१८ (IST)



Bot policy[सम्पाद्यताम्]

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. Rschen7754 ०५:२६, २७ मई २०१९ (IST)

New tools and IP masking[सम्पाद्यताम्]

१९:४८, २१ अगस्त २०१९ (IST)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[सम्पाद्यताम्]

-- Kbrown (WMF) २२:४४, ३० सितम्बर २०१९ (IST)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[सम्पाद्यताम्]

१२:४५, १६ अक्तूबर २०१९ (IST)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[सम्पाद्यताम्]


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

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

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) ००:३१, २३ जनवरी २०२० (IST)

Feedback on movement names[सम्पाद्यताम्]

नमस्ते!. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें if necessary. कृतज्ञतां निवेदयामि !

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

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

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

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, ०१:०९, ३ जुलै २०२० (IST)

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

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) ०१:४०, १० जुलै २०२० (IST) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) १९:१९, २६ आगस्ट् २०२० (IST)

Invitation to participate in the conversation[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Wiki of functions naming contest[सम्पाद्यताम्]

०२:४३, ३० सेप्टेम्बर् २०२० (IST)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric[सम्पाद्यताम्]

नमस्ते!. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें.

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

कृतज्ञतां निवेदयामि ! Qgil-WMF (talk) २२:४०, ७ अक्टोबर् २०२० (IST)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[सम्पाद्यताम्]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) २२:४१, २१ अक्टोबर् २०२० (IST)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[सम्पाद्यताम्]

०३:४१, ६ नवेम्बर् २०२० (IST)

2021 सामुदायिक विशलिस्ट सर्वेक्षण[सम्पाद्यताम्]

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अब 2021 सामुदायिक विशलिस्ट सर्वेक्षणखुल चुका है! यह सर्वेक्षण के द्वारा समुदाय कम्युनिटी टेक (Community Tech) अगले साल के लिए काम तय करता है। हम आपको ३० नवेम्बर् तक नए प्रस्ताव प्रस्तुत करने के लिए या अन्य प्रस्तावों पर टिप्पणी कर उन्हें बेहतर बनाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करते हैं। समुदाय ८ डिसेम्बर् और २१ डिसेम्बर् के बीच प्रस्तावों पर मतदान करेंगे।

कम्युनिटी टेक टीम (Community Tech team) अनुभवी विकिमीडिया संपादकों के लिए साधनों पर केंद्रित है। आप किसी भी भाषा में प्रस्ताव लिख सकते हैं, और हम उन्हें आपके लिए अनुवाद करेंगे। आपका धन्यवाद! हम आपके प्रस्तावों को देखने के लिए उत्सुक हैं!

SGrabarczuk (WMF) १०:४६, २० नवेम्बर् २०२० (IST)

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlist[सम्पाद्यताम्]

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th[सम्पाद्यताम्]

सामुदायिक विशलिस्ट सर्वेक्षण 2021[सम्पाद्यताम्]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

२१:१३, ११ डिसेम्बर् २०२० (IST)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Wikimania's logo.

नमस्ते!. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें. कृतज्ञतां निवेदयामि !

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

ESEAP Core Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Events Team, २०:४६, २७ जनवरी २०२१ (IST)

Project Grant Open Call[सम्पाद्यताम्]

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

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

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

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

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrantsफलकम्:Atwikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (सम्भाषणम्) १३:३१, २८ जनवरी २०२१ (IST)

[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming bots workshops: Understanding community needs[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Greetings, as you may be aware that as part of Small wiki toolkits - South Asia, we conduct a workshop every month on technical topics to help small wikis. In February, we are planning on organizing a workshop on the topic of bots. Bots are automated tools that carry out repetitive, tedious and mundane tasks. To help us structure the workshop, we would like understand the needs of the community in this regard. Please let us know any of

  • a) repetitive/mundane tasks that you generally do, especially for maintenance
  • b) tasks you think can be automated on your wiki.

Please let us your inputs on workshops talk page, before 7 February 2021. You can also let me know your inputs by emailing me or pinging me here in this section. Please note that you do not need to have any programming knowledge for this workshop or to give input. Regards, KCVelaga १९:१५, २८ जनवरी २०२१ (IST)

Call for feedback: WMF Community Board seats & Office hours tomorrow[सम्पाद्यताम्]

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Dear Wikimedians,

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. Below you will find the problem statement and various ideas from the Board to address it. We are offering multiple channels for questions and feedback. With the help of a team of community facilitators, we are organizing multiple conversations with multiple groups in multiple languages.

During this call for feedback we publish weekly reports and we draft the final report that will be delivered to the Board. With the help of this report, the Board will approve the next steps to organize the selection of six community seats in the upcoming months. Three of these seats are due for renewal and three are new, recently approved.

Participate in this call for feedback and help us form a more diverse and better performing Board of Trustees!

Problems: While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. This problem was identified in the Board’s 2019 governance review, along with recommendations for how to address it.

To solve the problem of capacity, we have agreed to increase the Board size to a maximum of 16 trustees (it was 10). Regarding performance and diversity, we have approved criteria to evaluate new Board candidates. What is missing is a process to promote community candidates that represent the diversity of our movement and have the skills and experience to perform well on the Board of a complex global organization.

Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. Meanwhile, our movement has grown larger and more complex, our technical and strategic needs have increased, and we have new and more difficult policy challenges around the globe. As well, our Movement Strategy recommendations urge us to increase our diversity and promote perspectives from other regions and other social backgrounds.

In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. What process can we all design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

Ideas: The Board has discussed several ideas to overcome the problems mentioned above. Some of these ideas could be taken and combined, and some discarded. Other ideas coming from the call for feedback could be considered as well. The ideas are:

  • Ranked voting system. Complete the move to a single transferable vote system, already used to appoint affiliate-selected seats, which is designed to best capture voters’ preferences.
  • Quotas. Explore the possibility of introducing quotas to ensure certain types of diversity in the Board (details about these quotas to be discussed in this call for feedback).
  • Call for types of skills and experiences. When the Board makes a new call for candidates, they would specify types of skills and experiences especially sought.
  • Vetting of candidates. Potential candidates would be assessed using the Trustee Evaluation Form and would be confirmed or not as eligible candidates.
  • Board-delegated selection committee. The community would nominate candidates that this committee would assess and rank using the Trustee Evaluation Form. This committee would have community elected members and Board appointed members.
  • Community-elected selection committee. The community would directly elect the committee members. The committee would assess and rank candidates using the Trustee Evaluation Form.
  • Election of confirmed candidates. The community would vote for community nominated candidates that have been assessed and ranked using the Trustee Evaluation Form. The Board would appoint the most voted candidates.
  • Direct appointment of confirmed candidates. After the selection committee produces a ranked list of community nominated candidates, the Board would appoint the top-ranked candidates directly.

Call for feedback: The call for feedback runs from February 1 until the end of March 14. We are looking for a broad representation of opinions. We are interested in the reasoning and the feelings behind your opinions. In a conversation like this one, details are important. We want to support good conversations where everyone can share and learn from others. We want to hear from those who understand Wikimedia governance well and are already active in movement conversations. We also want to hear from people who do not usually contribute to discussions. Especially those who are active in their own roles, topics, languages or regions, but usually not in, say, a call for feedback on Meta.

You can participate by joining the Telegram chat group, and giving feedback on any of the talk pages on Meta-Wiki. We are welcoming the organisation of conversations in any language and in any channel. If you want us to organize a conversation or a meeting for your wiki project or your affiliate, please write to me. I will also reach out to communities and affiliates to soon have focused group discussions.

An office hour is also happening tomorrow at 12 pm (UTC) to discuss this topic. Access link will be available 15 minutes before the scheduled time (please watch the office hour page for the link, and I will also share on mailing lists). In case you are not able to make it, please don't worry, there will be more discussions and meetings in the next few weeks.

Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) २२:०१, १ फेब्रवरी २०२१ (IST)

[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 February[सम्पाद्यताम्]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we are happy to announce the second workshop of this year. The workshop will be on "bots", and we will be learning how to perform tasks on wiki by running automated scripts, about Pywikibot and how it can be used to help with repetitive processes and editing, and the Pywikibot community, learning resources and community venues. Please note that you do not need any technical experience to attend the workshop, only some experience contributing to Wikimedia projects is enough.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

Please sign-up on the registration page at https://w.wiki/yYg.

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, १५:४१, १८ फेब्रवरी २०२१ (IST)

Wikifunctions logo contest[सम्पाद्यताम्]

०७:१८, २ मार्च् २०२१ (IST)

WMF Community Board seats: Upcoming panel discussions[सम्पाद्यताम्]

As a result of the first three weeks of the call for feedback on WMF Community Board seats, three topics turned out to be the focus of the discussion. Additionally, a new idea has been introduced by a community member recently: Candidates resources. We would like to pursue these focus topics and the new idea appropriately, discussing them in depth and collecting new ideas and fresh approaches by running four panels in the next week. Every panel includes four members from the movement covering many regions, backgrounds and experiences, along with a trustee of the Board. Every panel will last 45 minutes, followed by a 45-minute open mic discussion, where everyone’s free to ask questions or to contribute to the further development of the panel's topics.

To counter spamming, the meeting link will be updated on the Meta-Wiki pages and also on the Telegram announcements channel, 15 minutes before the official start.

Let me know if you have any questions, KCVelaga (WMF), १४:०६, १० मार्च् २०२१ (IST)

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Debugging/fixing template errors" - 27 March[सम्पाद्यताम्]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we are happy to announce the third workshop of this year. The workshop will be on "Debugging/fixing template errors", and we will learn how to address the common template errors on wikis (related but not limited to importing templates, translating them, Lua, etc.).

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, १२:३१, १६ मार्च् २०२१ (IST)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultations[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2[सम्पाद्यताम्]

कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें

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

Drafting Committee: Call for applications[सम्पाद्यताम्]

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

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

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translators[सम्पाद्यताम्]

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

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

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) ०३:४५, ६ एप्रिल् २०२१ (IST)

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Designing responsive main pages" - 30 April (Friday)[सम्पाद्यताम्]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we would like to announce the third workshop of this year on “Designing responsive main pages”. The workshop will take place on 30 April (Friday). During this workshop, we will learn to design main pages of a wiki to be responsive. This will allow the pages to be mobile-friendly, by adjusting the width and the height according to various screen sizes. Participants are expected to have a good understanding of Wikitext/markup and optionally basic CSS.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page at https://w.wiki/3CGv.

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, २१:२२, १९ एप्रिल् २०२१ (IST)

Call for Election Volunteers: 2021 WMF Board elections[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Hello all,

Based on an extensive call for feedback earlier this year, the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced the plan for the 2021 Board elections. Apart from improving the technicalities of the process, the Board is also keen on improving active participation from communities in the election process. During the last elections, Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. It was better in communities with volunteer election support. Some of those communities reached over 20% voter turnout. We know we can get more voters to help assess and promote the best candidates, but to do that, we need your help.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as Election Volunteers. Election Volunteers should have a good understanding of their communities. The facilitation team sees Election Volunteers as doing the following:

  • Promote the election and related calls to action in community channels.
  • With the support from facilitators, organize discussions about the election in their communities.
  • Translate “a few” messages for their communities

Check out more details about Election Volunteers and add your name next to the community you will support in this table. We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer, even better if there are two or more sharing the work. If you have any queries, please ping me under this message or email me. Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) १०:५१, १२ मे २०२१ (IST)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1[सम्पाद्यताम्]

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

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

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

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

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

--MediaWiki message delivery (सम्भाषणम्) ०४:३६, १२ जून् २०२१ (IST)

Candidates from South Asia for 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may be aware, the Wikimedia Foundation has started elections for community seats on the Board of Trustees. While previously there were three community seats on the Board, with the expansion of the Board to sixteen seats last year, community seats have been increased to eight, four of which are up for election this year.

In the last fifteen years of the Board's history, there were only a few candidates from the South Asian region who participated in the elections, and hardly anyone from the community had a chance to serve on the Board. While there are several reasons for this, this time, the Board and WMF are very keen on encouraging and providing support to potential candidates from historically underrepresented regions. This is a good chance to change the historical problem of representation from the South Asian region in high-level governance structures.

Ten days after the call for candidates began, there aren't any candidates from South Asia yet, there are still 10 days left! I would like to ask community members to encourage other community members, whom you think would be potential candidates for the Board. While the final decision is completely up to the person, it can be helpful to make sure that they are aware of the election and the call for candidates.

Let me know if you need any information or support.

Thank you, KCVelaga (WMF) १५:३३, १९ जून् २०२१ (IST)

Server switch[सम्पाद्यताम्]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) ०६:४९, २७ जून् २०२१ (IST)

[Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021] Candidates meet with South Asia + ESEAP communities[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may already know, the 2021 Board of Trustees elections are from 4 August 2021 to 17 August 2021. Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term.

After a three-week-long Call for Candidates, there are 20 candidates for the 2021 election. This event is for community members of South Asian and ESEAP communities to know the candidates and interact with them.

  • The event will be on 31 July 2021 (Saturday), and the timings are:
  • India & Sri Lanka: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Bangladesh: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Nepal: 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
  • Afghanistan: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Pakistan & Maldives: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

KCVelaga (WMF), १५:३०, १९ जुलै २०२१ (IST)

2021 WMF Board election postponed until August 18th[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Hello all,

We are reaching out to you today regarding the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election. This election was due to open on August 4th. Due to some technical issues with SecurePoll, the election must be delayed by two weeks. This means we plan to launch the election on August 18th, which is the day after Wikimania concludes. For information on the technical issues, you can see the Phabricator ticket.

We are truly sorry for this delay and hope that we will get back on schedule on August 18th. We are in touch with the Elections Committee and the candidates to coordinate the next steps. We will update the Board election Talk page and Telegram channel as we know more.

Thanks for your patience, KCVelaga (WMF), ०९:१९, ३ आगस्ट् २०२१ (IST)