ܘܝܩܝܦܕܝܐ:ܬܪܥܐ ܕܟܢܫܐ

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ܨܝܢܐܝܬ ܐܘ ܨܝܢܝܬ[ܫܚܠܦ]

I'm a bit confused now when we should use ܨܝܢܐܝܬ and when to use ܨܝܢܝܬ. What or when should we use which form? Ofcourse I also mean with other languages. -- Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 21:26, 9 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)

Diffidently with an Olaf. Payne-Smith mentions Syriac as ܣܘܪܝܐܝܬ and not ܣܘܪܝܝܬ.--Rafy (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 11:33, 10 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
That's also what I thought, until I saw this edit Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 12:49, 10 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
Forms ending in ܐܝܬ- are adverbs, so ܨܝܢܐܝܬ means "in Chinese" or, literally, "Chinese-ly". I don't think the form without the Alaph exists in classical Syriac, but we use it in the Neo-Aramaic languages (as in Sooreth/Soorit/Soorayt) and Hebrew seems to use it as well (`Ivreet = "Hebrew", Sooreet = "Syriac"). So the form without the Alaph means something different from the form with the Alaph.
Names like ܐܘܪܕܘ can't really take the ܐܝܬ- ending, so they should be prefixed with -ܒ (so ܒܐܘܪܕܘ rather than "ܐܘܪܕܘܐܝܬ", which is odd). --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 16:59, 11 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your explanation. But isn't it a little bit contradictory to use a Neo-Aramaic form like it is a classical one, since you mention that the form without the Alapf doesn't exist in the classical way? Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 17:39, 11 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
Isn't using the Neo-Aramaic spelling ܬܘܪܟܝܐ also contradictory because that wouldn't have been spelled like that in the classical way? :) --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 17:39, 12 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
That's true. So would you say that when we use ܨܝܢܝܬ in the current pages, we refere to the alternative Neo-Aramaic spelling? Because if that's the case, then I would be glad to see if we use both the classical and the modern way, like we do at ܛܘܪܩܝܐ for example.
In the Chinese language's page it would be like: "ܠܫܢܐ ܨܝܢܝܐ ܐܘ ܨܝܢܐܝܬ ܐܘ ܨܝܢܝܬ"
Or perhaps even better: "ܠܫܢܐ ܨܝܢܝܐ ܐܘ ܨܝܢܐܝܬ (ܒܠܫܢ̈ܐ ܐܪ̈ܡܝܐ ܚܕ̈ܬܬܐ: ܨܝܢܝܬ". Ofcourse this example would be appliable for other pages with modern alternatives in it, like ܛܘܪܩܝܐ/ܬܘܪܟܝܐ.
It is a suggestion, so please the both of you, let me know that you think of it. Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 19:43, 12 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
Like I said before, the form with Alaph is an adverb (so ܨܝܢܐܝܬ = "in Chinese"). It seems very awkward to introduce an article using that ("The Chinese language or in Chinese is...").
I actually just like the way it is now. Do we even use something like "ܨܝܢܝܬ" in the modern languages? Every Neo-Aramaic speaker I've ever heard just uses Arabic/English names for languages (except perhaps for ܣܘܪܝܬ). To say that "ܨܝܢܝܬ" is Neo-Aramaic is erroneous, I think.
By the way, I think "ܒܠܫܢ̈ܐ ܐܪ̈ܡܝܐ ܚܕ̈ܬܬܐ" is grammatically incorrect gender. It shouldn't have the extra Taw in there. ;) --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 04:18, 13 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)

I see your point now. Thank you for the explanation. Ofcourse the extra taw was a typo :-). Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 20:56, 14 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)

Beth Mardutho back online[ܫܚܠܦ]

Wonderful news: Bethmardutho.org is back online with a brand new website!. Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 10:51, 10 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)

foreign names[ܫܚܠܦ]

I have recently started creating links for the list of articles seen ܘܝܩܝܦܕܝܐ:ܡܟܬܒܘܬܐ_ܕܡܓܠܐ_ܠܟܠ_ܘܝܩܝܦܕܝܐ. An obvious obstacle is the way foreign names should be spelled. I have tryed to mostly transliterate them from Hebrew since it's the closest language to our's but some names still confuse me... For example is it ܒܢܣܢܬ or ܘܢܣܢܬ? and should we write ܘܘܪܗܘܠ or ܘܪܗܘܠ? and which one is more correct for wright: ܪܝܝܬ or ܪܐܝܬ?--Rafy (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 23:31, 14 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)

You are doing a great job so far Rafy!. As for the transliteration, I see that you used different letters to transliterate one letter. One time ܒ for Vincent, and one time ܦ for Van. Try to stick to one choice when you transliterate. Since we use the ܒ for the B/V and the ܘ for the W, and the ܦ for P/F, I would transliterate it as "ܒܢܣܢܬ ܒܢ ܟܘܟ". As for the other words, that's difficult, since we usually don't have standard rules to transliterate foreign words. Everyone transliterates on his own way. I would say it's not wrong to choose between ܪܝܝܬ or ܪܐܝܬ, but I would ask myself in which way I would get the pronounciation right. Perhaps we should make a transliteration table for foreign letters.. Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 10:27, 15 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I will make at least one article daily, should improve my Syriac as well. Indeed we need to make up a some rules. A good way is to see how they transliterated Greek words to Syriac. So if I'm not wrong: t = ܛ. q, c, k = ܩ. and ch=ܟ (same as Hebrew afaik). but how about V? and ou and ei? 334a (ܡܡܠܠܐܫܘܬܦܘܬ̈ܐ) have been working at wiktionary so he should have some ideas...--Rafy (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 10:45, 15 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
In the same subject, is the English ch supposed to be transliterated as ܬܫ or as ܟ̰? Because I often see here the former (ܬܫܐܒܙ, ܬܫܐܕ). Also, I see ܓ (without the tilde) is often used to represent the English j. Is the tilde often dropped when writing without vocalization marks? TFighterPilot (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 17:50, 15 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
I meant the German ch /x/ like in buch.--Rafy (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 08:49, 16 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)

Rafy, I would use Beth to write all "v" sounds. There are a few things to keep in mind about modern Hebrew:

  • Waw (Vav) is usually used for a "v" at the beginning of a word while Beth for a "v" everywhere else, which they can do since the modern Hebrew Waw is pronounced like "v" (unlike the classical Syriac Waw).
  • Tsadi is pronounced like "ts", unlike our Sadhe, Arabic Sad, or even biblical Hebrew Sadhi.
  • The consonantal "w" and "y" sounds are usually written doubled to distinguish them from their vowel counterparts "u"/"o" and "i". Hence, "Wright" is spelled רייט instead of ריט and "Yawan" (Greece) is spelled יוון instead of יון.

As a general rule, I like referring to both the Arabic and Hebrew spellings and trying to find common ground between both while keeping our own rules in mind. "Vincent van Gogh" is spelled فينسنت فان غوخ in Arabic and וינסנט ואן גוך in Hebrew, so I would go for ܒܝܢܣܢܛ ܒܐܢ ܓܘܟ. For "Andy Warhol", it's آندي وارهول in Arabic and אנדי וורהול in Hebrew; in that case, I would use my own gut feeling go with the Hebrew spelling: ܐܢܕܝ ܘܘܪܗܘܠ. In addition to being closer to our language than Arabic, Hebrew is usually more consistent and accurate. However, it's not always about trying to keep the pronunciation as close to the original language as possible, rather, try to "Syriacize" the pronunciation. If we tried to stick to a 100% accurate phonetic transcription, then "Toronto" would be ܬܫܪܐܢܘܘ since, in the Torontonian pronunciation, a) the "tor" is pronounced like "chr", b) the second "o" is like an "a", c) the second "t" isn't pronounced, and d) the English "o" isn't a pure vowel (ܘ) but a diphthong "ow" (ܘܘ).
I think the rules for consonants are fairly consistent, but we need to standardize our vowel rules some more. The outline at the rules page is pretty vague right now. We'll probably end up having to look at each individual language and set up a unique method for transliterating them, but we have to establish a good foundation first.
TFighterPilot, if I'm not mistaken, Majliyana (the "tilde") is a relatively recent eastern Syriac development. Western Syriac uses something else, and classical Syriac (which is what we're using) doesn't use anything at all. --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 20:34, 15 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)

I figured it's recent (like the Hebrew Geresh) However, as I said, you do use ܓ for English j. For example ܐܙܪܒܝܓܐܢ. Also, about using ו or ב for [v]. ו is used in the beginning of words, because בגד כפת in the beginning of a word, in Hebrew, is always hard. I, as a Hebrew speaker, would read ܒܐܢ as Ban, but it might be different for Syriac speakers. TFighterPilot (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 08:28, 16 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
Actually the Dutch "V" is pronounced /f/, "W" is /v/ and "ch" and "g" are /x/. so I think we should try to sort of "translate" the individual letters as they are pronounced by natives phonetically into our language instead of reproducing them in English first. So Van Gogh should in this case ܦܢܣܢܜ ܦܢ ܟܘܟ.
I agree that we should follow Hebrew as much as possible since Arabic seem much less standardised, for example Warhol could be written ورهول, وارهول, وورهول as well. there are some things unique to Hebrew like the use of tsade for /t͡ʃ/ and here we could better produce the sound with the combination ܬܫ just like in Arabic.
Another think... Sould we translate biblical names to Aramaic or keep them the way they're written in their native languages? In Arabic for example they translate names like "Mehmet" and "Mamadou" to محمد.--Rafy (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 08:49, 16 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
Hebrew isn't that standardized. Especially when it comes to ו and even וו, both can be either [v] or [w]. Arabic names are also a problem. For example, Saddam is usually written as סדאם but sometimes as צדאם. Western names who are of Hebrew origin are usually written in their native pronunciation. Josef will be written as ג'וזף and David as דייויד. Often they are written in their Hebrew form when the people are Jews. For example, Moses Montefiore (British politician) is written as משה rather than מוזס. Again, this isn't exactly standardized. TFighterPilot (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 09:06, 16 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
TFighterPilot: Yup, I think a "j" was just transcribed (and pronounced?) as Gamal when we borrowed words, kind of like how English transcribes/pronounces both Arabic Sin and Sad as "s". Classical Syriac has the same BGDKPT rules as in biblical Hebrew, but I think foreign words are not subject to the rules. There are lots of words borrowed from Persian that start with a "v" and are written with Beth, for example. Whether they kept the "v" pronunciation or it just became "b", I do not know. TFP, I have a question: does Hebrew pronounce "פינלנד" like Finland or like Pinland? What about other borrowed words that start with a soft letter? Also, I think what Rafy and I mean when we say that we should side with Hebrew over Arabic is that Hebrew is more standardized (and closer to Syriac) than Arabic is. I don't think there's a single language in the world that is perfectly set up to translate words from every language and be consistent every time, but some are better than others. :)
Rafy: I know about the Dutch letters having different sound values from English but, like I said, I don't think we should go for 100% native phonetic accuracy. I used to write like that (e.g., ܙܝܓܡܘܢܕ ܦܪܘܝܕ used to be ܙܝܓܡܘܢܬ ܦܪܘܝܬ since a final "d" is pronounced like "t" in German), but not anymore. Remember the ܬܫܪܐܢܘܘ = "Toronto" example I gave? Also, think of how we use Teth, not Taw, to write English "t". I think if the Hebrew and Arabic equivalents are identical, then we should match them regardless of the native pronunciation. If the Arabic/Hebrew spellings differ and one is closer to the native pronunciation, then I think we should side with the native pronunciation. I think it's the same with biblical names: if Arabic/Hebrew translate, we translate; if they transliterate, we transliterate; if they differ, then we transliterate (i.e., go with the native pronunciation). Of course, if you pick one over the other in any of these situations (transliterating vs. translating, native pronunciation vs. English/Semitic pronunciation), then it couldn't hurt to make redirects. E.g., for "Isaac Newton", Arabic translates (إسحاق) while Hebrew transliterates (אייזק), so I think we should follow the Hebrew example in this specific case and transliterate. Currently, the article on Isaac Newton translates (ܐܝܣܚܩ ܢܝܘܛܢ), so I would be in favour of moving it. Had Hebrew used יצחק instead of אייזק, then I would be fine with the way it is now. --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 03:45, 17 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
We pronounce it as Finland, since it's a well established well known word. Plus, unlike [v], there's no other letter for [f]. In the case of פיג'י, though, I'm sure that most Hebrew speakers who first encounter that word written pronounce it as Piji. TFighterPilot (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 05:56, 17 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
I didn't mean to immitate how words are pronounced in their native languages but simply to pronouce individual consonants like they are pronounced by native speakers. For example "Nijmegen" should be ܢܝܡܟܢ rather than the English influenced ܢܓܡܓܢ.--Rafy (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 16:41, 17 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
I don't quite see the difference in what you're saying between not immitating words but immitating consonants. Words are built up from consonants, no? So would you be in favour of the spelling ܙܝܓܡܘܢܕ ܦܪܘܝܕ or ܙܝܓܡܘܢܬ ܦܪܘܝܬ? As for "Nijmegen", according to w:en:Dutch phonology, southern Dutch speakers pronounce the "g" like our soft Gamal. --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 17:25, 18 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
The way I would write Nijmegen in Syriac would be: ܢܲܝܡܸܝܟܢ. Definitely not with a gomal. But please keep in mind that I don't know the phonetic alphabet. Southern Dutch "soft g" (zachte g) sounds a bit like the sound that a cat makes when it is angry. Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 22:30, 18 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
I thought the sound cats make is ܚ. That's the sound I always make to scare them away. TFighterPilot (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 11:53, 19 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
The soft G in Dutch /ç/ is very similar to the German ch as in Ich which is somewhere between /x/ and /k/ and should be represented by a "ܟ". imo.
@ 334a, what I meant by translating consonants is to follow simple phonological rules of their native languages and "Syriacise" them eventually, rather than sticking with English ones when translating non-English names. Tow simple examples are how a Somali "C" and Nordic "Å" should be represented by /ʕ/ and /o/ and not /k/ and /a/.--Rafy (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 22:18, 19 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)
I would say that /ç/, at least articulatorily, is actually in between /x/ and /ʃ/ ("kh" and "sh") and I agree we should definitely write /ç/ using Kaph. However, the English article on Nijmegen says the "g" is pronounced [ɣ] (like our soft Gamal) and the article on Dutch phonology says that northern Dutch dialects have lost the [ɣ] sound (the exact words are "In the North /ɣ/ is usually realized as [x] or [χ]").
Rafy, if you're going by phonology and not phonetics, then Dutch "ch" (phonologically /x/, phonetically [x]) should be represented by Kaph while Dutch "g" (phonologically /ɣ/, phonetically [x] in the north) should be represented by Gamal. It's the same with English "s" (phonologically /s/, phonetically [s], [z], [ʃ], [ʒ], etc.) which should always be written with Semkath, even though some realizations are equivalent to our Zayn or Sheen (which should be used for English /z/ and /ʃ/ respectively). It's not the case at all that using Gamal to write Dutch "g" is because of English influence. I think we actually all agree on how to transliterate at the basic level, it's just that we're getting confused between each language's distinct phonology and phonetics. --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 17:55, 20 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2011 (UTC)

New software, possible problems[ܫܚܠܦ]

Dear all, I've noticed that we have new software on this wiki (at least that's what I think happened). Now when I create a page, the possibility to mark an edit as "small" is gone. Also Hotcat isn't working as it should be, since some tools are gone now. Last but not least, the edit bar isn't the extented one when I use compatibility mode on IE9.

If you encounter some problems, even if they are small, please report it here so we can make a bugreport. Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 14:02, 8 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܩܕܡ 2011 (UTC)


I thought something was screwy. Mainly in the English Wikipedia running IE8:

  • Usually, when you hover the cursor over an interwiki link in the sidebar, you'll see a yellow box pop up with the name of the article in that language. That seems to be broken for me.
  • Briefly (though it's been fixed now), I couldn't see the "edit" buttons that appear on the sides of headers. I had to click on the "edit" tab at the very top of the article. --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 15:48, 8 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܩܕܡ 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. These are (or were) the problems so far:

  1. No "small edit" button when creating a new page
  2. No compatibility for HotCat - Fixed
  3. No extented edit bar in compatibility view
  4. No yellow pop up at interwiki links
  5. No edit buttons on the sides of headers - Fixed

Feel free to add new problems to this list. Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 18:15, 8 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܩܕܡ 2011 (UTC)


Language support group for Aramese[ܫܚܠܦ]

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net. Thanks, Gmeijssen (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 05:45, 15 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܩܕܡ 2011 (UTC)

Terms of Use update[ܫܚܠܦ]

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2011 Fundraising Is Almost Here[ܫܚܠܦ]

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Changing the front page template style[ܫܚܠܦ]

Shlama! We worked to build a brand new front page interface for Wikipedia SYRIAC page, and we want to ask for your opinion of changing to the new style or not? you can see the new style over here: click see the new style, and after that you can submit your vote in this page (((voting page)))

if you agree for the new changes choose (write)Symbol support vote.svg ܐܘܝܐ in the voting page and if you don't like it select Symbol oppose vote.svg ܣܩܘܒܠܐ in the edit menu.

The link is broken TFighterPilot (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 18:35, 7 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܐܚܪܝ 2011 (UTC)

Thanks TFighterPilot for trying voting for the new theme; the link is not broken but you cant vote by clicking the buttons directly, you can vote for the new theme in voting page and write your opinion on what should we do to make wiki Syriac better.

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click to see the new style

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[ܫܚܠܦ]

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[ܫܚܠܦ]

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 23:56, 14 ܒܟܢܘܢ ܐܚܪܝ 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[ܫܚܠܦ]

(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.). 13:26, 12 ܒܫܒܛ 2012 (UTC)

Edit bar[ܫܚܠܦ]

Is it just me, or is the edit bar gone when editing in IE's compatibility view? Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 21:31, 12 ܒܐܕܪ 2012 (UTC)


I think there is nothing wrong since i haven't seen any problems. Thanks hopefully that was helpfull to you. Man2fly2002 (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 23:57, 12 ܒܐܕܪ 2012 (UTC)


Is the edit bar the same as the edit toolbar (the one that looks like this)? If it is, then it works fine for me in IE compatibility, IE non-compatibility, and Chrome. --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 03:36, 13 ܒܐܕܪ 2012 (UTC)


That's the one, but mine is really gone. I don't see anything instead. When I turn off the compatibility view, the new edit toolbar is shown. The only problem I have with non-compatibility is that the Syriac letters are not shown properly, so I have to turn on the compatibility mode. Perhaps it is a browser issue. Michaelovic (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 16:16, 13 ܒܐܕܪ 2012 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[ܫܚܠܦ]

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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 00:42, 2 ܒܚܙܝܪܢ 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[ܫܚܠܦ]

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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 18:02, 5 ܒܚܙܝܪܢ 2012 (UTC)

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

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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 19:51, 19 ܒܬܡܘܙ 2012 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[ܫܚܠܦ]

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 02:11, 16 ܒܐܒ 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[ܫܚܠܦ]

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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)01:46, 6 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2012 (UTC)

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

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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 13:06, 10 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2012 (UTC)

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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[ܫܚܠܦ]

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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) 02:41, 16 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܩܕܡ 2012 (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[ܫܚܠܦ]

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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![ܫܚܠܦ]

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.[ܫܚܠܦ]

(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.). 15:01, 19 ܒܟܢܘܢ ܐܚܪܝ 2013 (UTC)

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

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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 20:06, 30 ܒܟܢܘܢ ܐܚܪܝ 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) coming to this Wikipedia[ܫܚܠܦ]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally.

Wikidata has been in development for a few months now. It is now time for the roll-out of the first part of it on your Wikipedia. Phase 1 is the support for the management of language links. It is already being used on the Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian and English Wikipedias. The next step is to enable the extension on all other Wikipedias. We have currently planned this for March 6.

What is Wikidata?[ܫܚܠܦ]

Wikidata is a central place to store data that you can usually find in infoboxes. Think of it as something like Wikimedia Commons but for data (like the number of inhabitants of a country or the length of a river) instead of multimedia. The first part of this project (centralizing language links) is being rolled out now. The more fancy things will follow later.

What is going to happen?[ܫܚܠܦ]

Language links in the sidebar are going to come from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions?[ܫܚܠܦ]

Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata[ܫܚܠܦ]

To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages. You can see previous editions here.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:00, 21 ܒܫܒܛ 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) live on this Wikipedia[ܫܚܠܦ]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

As I annonced 2 weeks ago, Wikidata phase 1 (language links) has been deployed here today. Language links in the sidebar are coming from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. It'd be great if you could bring this to this wiki if that has not already happened. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 22:51, 6 ܒܐܕܪ 2013 (UTC)

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

(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. 18:36, 13 ܒܐܕܪ 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) coming to this Wikipedia[ܫܚܠܦ]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. It is soon time to enable the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) and things are looking good. The next step is English Wikipedia. This is planned for April 8. If everything works out fine we will deploy on all remaining Wikipedias on April 10. I will update this part of the FAQ if there are any issues forcing us to change this date. I will also sent another note to this village pump once the deployment is finished.

What will happen once we have phase 2 enabled here? Once it is enabled in a few days you will be able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!)

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p169}} in the wiki text of the article on Yahoo!. This will return “Marissa Mayer” as she is the chief executive officer of the company.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can already test it on test2.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:46, 5 ܒܢܝܣܢ 2013 (UTC)

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WebFonts extension[ܫܚܠܦ]

ܫܠܡܐ ܐܚ̈ܐ: ܐܢܐ ܟܕ ܡܦܐܬܝܢܐ ܘܝܩܝܦܝܕܝܐ ܥܪܒܝܬܐ ܚܙܝܬ ܕܐܝܬ ܚܕ ܨܒܝܢܐ ܕܡܬܩܪܝ (ܓܒܝ ܣܪܛܐ). ܠܐ ܝܕܥܢ ܕܢܫܟܚ ܚܢܢ ܕܢܚܫܚ ܗܢܐ ܡܐܢܐ ܠܣܪ̈ܛܐ ܕܝܠܢ (ܡܕܢܚܝܐ ، ܣܪܛܘ ، ܐܣܛܪܢܓܝܠܝܐ). ܢܛܪܢ ܦܘܢܝܐ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܐܚ̈ܐ ܬܘܕܝ ܠܟܘܢ. Man2fly2002 (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 01:22, 6 ܒܢܝܣܢ 2013 (UTC)

ܫܠܡܐ ܥܠܝܟܘܢ. ܫܘܐܠܐ ܣܓܝ ܛܒ. ܠܐ ܐܫܟܚܬ ܗܢܐ ܡܐܢܐ ܒܠܥܕ ܒܠܫܢܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ. ܪܒܬ ܢܫܟܚܝܢܢ ܠܡܐܢܐ ܗܢܐ ܠܡܛܘܪܢܘܬ ܘܝܩܝ ܕܠܫܢܢ --Basharh (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 03:27, 6 ܒܢܝܣܢ 2013 (UTC)

ܫܠܡܐ ܐܚܝ ܒܫܐܪ: ܬܘܕܝ ܠܦܘܢܝܐ ܕܝܠܟ. ܐܢ ܬܐܙܠ ܠܦܐܬܐ ܪܝܫܝܬܐ ܕܘܝܩܝ ܥܪܒܝܬܐ ܬܚܙܝ ܠܥܠ ܐܝܟܐ ܕܬܘܪ̈ܩܬܐ ܕܓܒ̈ܝܬܐ ܐܢܘܢ، ܬܡܢ ܐܝܬ ܚܕ ܡܐܢܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܬܫܟܚ ܐܢܬ ܕܫܚܠܦ ܠܣܪܛܐ ܕܓܒܝܬ ܠܟ ܘܐܢܬ ܘܐܢܐ ܟܕ ܝܕܥܝܢ ܕܣܓܝܐ̈ܐ ܡܢ ܐܪܚܐ ܕܘܝܩܝܦܝܕܝܐ ܕܝܠܢ ܠܐ ܢܩܪܘܢ ܠܐܬܘܬܐ ܐܣܛܪܢܓܝܠܝܐ ܒܦܫܝܛܘܬܐ ܪܢܝܬ ܕܛܒ ܐܝܬܐ ܕܢܗܒ ܠܗܢܘܢ ܪܚܡ̈ܐ ܗܢܐ ܓܘܒܝܐ ܚܕܬܐ. ܬܘܕܝ ܠܟ. Man2fly2002 (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 01:52, 12 ܒܢܝܣܢ 2013 (UTC)

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ܫܠܡܐ: ܟܬܒܬ ܒܥܘܬܐ ܗܕܐ ܠܬܘܣܦܬܐ ܕܣܪ̈ܛܐ ܡܕܢܚܝܐ ܘܡܥܪܒܝܐ ܠܘܝܩܝܦܝܕܐ ܗܕܐ ܒܒܥܘ ܦܘܢܝܐ ܩܠܘܠܐ ܡܢ ܡܕܒܪܢܐ ܥܠܝ̈ܐ. ܬܘܕܝ ܠܟܠ --Basharh (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 02:42, 17 ܒܐܝܪ 2013 (UTC)

ܫܠܡܐ ܐܚܐ ܒܫܐܪ ܐܢܐ ܚܙܝܬ ܕܡܕܡ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܫܘܚܠܦܐ ܠܗܢܘܢ ܡܠܘ̈ܐܐ ܕܫܐܠܢܢ ܡܕܒܪ̈ܢܐ ܕܢܘܣܦܘܢ ܠܬܪܝܢ ܣܪܛܐ ܒܓܘ ܘܝܩܝ ܕܝܠܢ؟ ܡܢܐ ܬܬ̣ܪܥܐ ܐܢܬ ܕܠܐ ܢܫܟܚܘܢ ܠܡܥܒܕ ܗܕܐ. ܬܘܕܝ ܠܟ. Man2fly2002 (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 01:23, 23 ܒܐܝܪ 2013 (UTC)

ܐܪܐ ܝܕܥܬ ܕܒܥܘܬܢ ܥܠ ܒܓܙܝܠܐ ܐܫܬܘܕܥܬ ܐܝܟ ܓܡܝܪܬܐ؟ ܚܫܒ ܐܢܐ ܕܢܟܠܐ ܬܪܝܢ ܫܒܘܥܝܢ ܘܢܗܒ ܠܒܝܪܘܩܪ̈ܛܐ ܕܘܝܩܝܦܝܕܝܐ ܥܕܢܐ ܕܢܓܡܪܘܢ ܬܘܣܦܬܐ ܕܣܪ̈ܛܐ ܥܠ ܗܢܐ ܘܝܩܝ. ܬܘܕܝ --Basharh (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 21:06, 27 ܒܐܝܪ 2013 (UTC)

ܛܒ ܐܚܐ ܒܫܐܪ ܬܘܕܝ ܥܠ ܥܩܒܬܟ. Man2fly2002 (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 00:32, 28 ܒܐܝܪ 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment on inactive administrators[ܫܚܠܦ]

(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!) 04:17, 24 ܒܢܝܣܢ 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[ܫܚܠܦ]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. We have now enabled the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) a month ago and two days ago on the English Wikipedia. Today all the remaining Wikipedias followed.

What does having phase 2 enabled here mean? You are now able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!) The current state is just the beginning though. It will be extended based on feedback we get from you now.

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p159}} in the wiki text of the article on Wikimedia Foundation. This will return “San Francisco” as that is the headquarter location of the non-profit.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:headquarter location}} instead of {{#property:p159}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can test it on test2 if you don't want to do it in an article here.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.


We are excited about taking yet another step towards allowing all Wikipedias share structured data and collect and curate it together. --Lydia Pintscher 19:01, 24 ܒܢܝܣܢ 2013 (UTC)

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

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[ܫܚܠܦ]

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[ܫܚܠܦ]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 20:12, 20 ܒܐܝܪ 2013 (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 20:12, 20 ܒܐܝܪ 2013 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[ܫܚܠܦ]

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)

Free Research Accounts from Leading Medical Publisher. Come and Sign up![ܫܚܠܦ]

gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. I want to alert you to our latest donation.
  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, 20:56, 16 ܒܚܙܝܪܢ 2013 (UTC)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[ܫܚܠܦ]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for ' accounts at the. Cheers, 21:31, 16 ܒܚܙܝܪܢ 2013 (UTC)

X!'s Edit Counter[ܫܚܠܦ]

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

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[ܫܚܠܦ]

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). 12:52, 23 ܒܬܡܘܙ 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor and your Wikipedia[ܫܚܠܦ]

(Please translate this message)

Greetings,

The Wikimedia Foundation will soon turn on VisualEditor for all users, all the time on your Wikipedia. Right now your Wikipedia does not have any local documents on VisualEditor, and we hope that your community can change that. To find out about how you can help with translations visit the TranslationCentral for VisualEditor and read the easy instructions on bringing information to your Wikipedia. The User Guide and the FAQ are very important to have in your language.

We want to find out as much as we can from you about VisualEditor and how it helps your Wikipedia, and having local pages is a great way to start. We also encourage you to leave feedback on Mediawiki where the community can offer ideas, opinions, and point out bugs that may still exist in the software that need to be reported to Bugzilla. If you are able to speak for the concerns of others in English on MediaWiki or locally I encourage you to help your community to be represented in this process.

If you can help translate the user interface for VisualEditor to your language, you can help with that as well. Translatewiki has open tasks for translating VisualEditor. A direct link to translate the user interface is here. You can see how we are doing with those translations here. You need an account on Translatewiki to translate. This account is free and easy to create.

If we can help your community in any way with this process, please let me know and I will do my best to assist your Wikipedia with this |exciting development. You can contact me on my meta talk page or by email. You can also contact Patrick Earley for help with translations and documents on Mediawiki. We look forward to working with you to bring the VisualEditor experience to your Wikipedia! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:56, 30 ܒܬܡܘܙ 2013 (UTC)

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HTTPS for users with an account[ܫܚܠܦ]

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). 18:43, 20 ܒܐܒ 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Wrong default font for Syriac Wikipedia[ܫܚܠܦ]

I was just trying to fix a rendering problem I'm having with Syriac characters on this website (in most places letters don't join), so I copied some text from an article page to an external word processor. To my surprise, the default font settings that were copied with the text showed "Estarngelo Edessa;sans-serif" with a typo in the font name. Instead of "Estarngelo" the name should of course start with "Estrangelo", since that's the font available on many systems, including mine. I tried to locate the appropriate place to fix the issue (CSS? Javascript? MediaWiki?) but was unable to. Could someone with more knowledge about it please locate and fix it for the benefit of all users? Thank you! Malhonen (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 15:20, 10 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2013 (UTC)

Hi Malhonen, what browser are you using? I have the same problem when I use Internet Explorer (which just recently stopped joining the letters together, for some reason) but the letters are joined correctly when I use Chrome. I'm not as much of a techie as I would like to be in order to fix this problem, but a Google search for "Estarngelo Edessa" yields 174 results. Maybe one of those pages is responsible? --334a (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 16:31, 10 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2013 (UTC)

I reported this bug and it will hopefully be fixed soon! Basharh (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 00:49, 12 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2013 (UTC)

I have noticed that as well Thanks for reporting the bug Basharh Man2fly2002 (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 02:39, 14 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, now the problem seems to be solved (BTW, I'm using Chromium on a Ubuntu system). Another related issue: Is it possible for an individual user to change the default font for the whole site from Estrangelo to e.g. a West/East Syriac typeface. Although Estrangelo Edessa might be good as a default font, I would personally, at least, prefer a West Syriac typeface such as Serto Mardin. For me, West Syriac is just so much easier to read than Estrangelo, and I bet there are other users who have their own preferences. I tried to create my own Custom CSS, but there are just too many elements which need to be changed (or then I just don't know what to change), that still large portions of the site show up as Estrangelo to me. If this kind of possibility doesn't exist for the moment, I would really appreciate somebody setting up a system (different skins? something else?) for users to choose their preferred variant of the Syriac script. Thanks very much! Malhonen (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 19:48, 29 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2013 (UTC)

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Notifications[ܫܚܠܦ]

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) 18:08, 4 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܩܕܡ 2013 (UTC)

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Speak up about the trademark registration of the Community logo.[ܫܚܠܦ]

Introducting Beta Features[ܫܚܠܦ]

(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) 19:27, 5 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܐܚܪܝ 2013 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[ܫܚܠܦ]

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

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) 06:47, 16 ܒܟܢܘܢ ܐܚܪܝ 2014 (UTC)

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

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[ܫܚܠܦ]

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

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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 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 ܘܝܩܝܦܕܝܐ 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 19:44, 28 ܒܫܒܛ 2014 (UTC)

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[ܫܚܠܦ]

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was recently adopted by global community consensus (your community received a notice about the discussion). According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. 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 new admin activity review here.


We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. A2raya07 (administrator)

These users have received a notification, 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, Rschen7754 19:35, 3 ܒܐܕܪ 2014 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[ܫܚܠܦ]

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) 21:55, 13 ܒܐܕܪ 2014 (UTC)

Catalan Culture Challenge[ܫܚܠܦ]

I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

The Catalan-speaking world... Want to find out more? From March 16 to April 15 we will organise the Catalan Culture Challenge, a Wikipedia editing contest in which victory will go to those who start and improve the greatest number of articles about 50 key figures of Catalan culture. You can take part by creating or expanding articles on these people in your native language (or any other one you speak). It would be lovely to have you on board. :-)

We look forward to seeing you!

Amical Wikimedia--Kippelboy (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 08:08, 15 ܒܐܕܪ 2014 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[ܫܚܠܦ]

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

Media Viewer[ܫܚܠܦ]


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) 21:29, 23 ܒܐܝܪ 2014 (UTC)

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Using only UploadWizard for uploads[ܫܚܠܦ]

Wikimedia Commons logo

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. It was noted that on this wiki upload is not fully functional for users, who will experience a very difficult and/or illegal uploading. In fact, the licenses/copyright tags dropdown is empty, making it hard or impossible to comply with copyright requirements during upload itself.

Presumably, you don't have interest nor energies to have hundreds templates with the now required HTML, even less a local EDP. I propose to have

so that you can avoid local maintenance and all users can have a functioning, easy upload interface in their own language. All registered users can upload on Commons and existing files will not be affected.

All this will get done around 2014-07-03.

  1. If you disagree with the proposal, just remove your wiki from the list. Remember also to create MediaWiki:Licenses locally with any content (see a simple example), or uploads will be soon disabled anyway by MediaWiki itself (starting in version 1.24wmf11).
  2. To make the UploadWizard even better, please tell your experience and ideas on commons:Commons:Upload Wizard feedback.

Nemo 13:09, 19 ܒܚܙܝܪܢ 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[ܫܚܠܦ]


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) 21:54, 19 ܒܚܙܝܪܢ 2014 (UTC)

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Help for translate[ܫܚܠܦ]

Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki anytime. Thanks! Xaris333 (ܡܡܠܠܐ) 18:52, 12 ܒܐܒ 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[ܫܚܠܦ]

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) 17:35, 21 ܒܐܒ 2014 (UTC)

Process ideas for software development[ܫܚܠܦ]

’’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 22:15, 21 ܒܐܒ 2014 (UTC)

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Grants to improve your project[ܫܚܠܦ]

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.

VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11[ܫܚܠܦ]

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VisualEditor will become available to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 during today's regular software update. Support for some earlier versions of Internet Explorer is being worked on. If you encounter problems with VisualEditor on Internet Explorer, please contact the Editing team by leaving a message at VisualEditor/Feedback on Mediawiki.org. Happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 07:29, 11 ܒܐܝܠܘܠ 2014 (UTC).

PS. Please subscribe to the global monthly newsletter to receive further news about VisualEditor.

Meta RfCs on two new global groups[ܫܚܠܦ]

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) 18:05, 26 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܩܕܡ 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses[ܫܚܠܦ]

Hello, Dear wikipedians. I invite you to edit and improve this article and to add information about your and other country.--92.46.139.172 11:12, 31 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܩܕܡ 2014 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[ܫܚܠܦ]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for:

  • DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
  • Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
  • Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
  • British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
  • Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
  • Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
  • JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.23:19, 5 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܐܚܪܝ 2014 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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Global AbuseFilter[ܫܚܠܦ]

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
— 17:34, 14 ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܐܚܪܝ 2014 (UTC)