Discussion:Lokásá ya libosó

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Nouveau plan[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Distribution géographique de la langue

J'ai fait un nouveau plan. On pourrait l'utiliser sur la page Lingála et Lonkásá ya libosó. [[Image:LanguageMap-Lingala-Location.png]]

vert foncé: lingála langue maternelle; vert clair: lingála langue véhiculaire
Entre l'ancienne carte (pas selon les indications wikipédia) il y avait deux informations. Celle de la diffusion géographique comme langue véhiculaire (vert claire manque), p.ex. le nord de l'Angola. Par contre la nouvelle carte est plus belle. --Bombo 13:21, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)
LanguageMap-Lingala-Larger Location.png
Est-ce que c'est mieux comme ça? ---Moyogo 03:20, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Parfait. --Bombo 13:21, 27 ogusiti 2005 (UTC)

interface translations[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Why are interface translations in French and Lingala, instead of JUST lingala??

Unfortunately the number of Lingála speaking participants on the Lingála Wikipedia is very small. Some people who help the Lingála Wikipedia can't speak very well the Lingála language. That is the reason because some menus are bilingual Lingála/French. First all tools were in English.
Let's find a lot of Lingála speaking peoble who participe and we don't need anymore the French translation!
Please sign your comments. Thank you. --Bombo 13:28, 27 ogusiti 2005 (UTC)
That's no excuse. If you do not remove French right away, I will complain on meta-wiki.
There was a consensus about this befor you arrived on the ln WP, but WP is democratic, so you can register and then start a discussion about this topic on http://ln.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Community_Portal
Meta sais about Wikipedia: Wikipedia has three meanings:
  • First, it is an encyclopedia. This is the end product, which has to be promoted (via press release, interviews), stabilized (cd and paper version), distributed (in as many countries and as many languages possible) and protected (respect of our copyright, brand name)
  • Second, it is a project. With all its technical requirements, data organisation etc
  • Third, it is a community, rather loose, very diverse, with participants having one common goal : making free and organised content together... and perhaps as many related goals as there are participants
Please help us, we need people like you for new articles in Lingála or who translate articles from the English (or another) Wikipedia to Lingála. --Bombo 16:13, 30 ogusiti 2005 (UTC)
Mark has brought this issue up on the Wikipedia mailing list. Have you considered just setting your own Preferences to French rather than adding French to the default interface? Any logged in user can see the interface in any language after setting their preferences, and non-logged users can do so by appending &uselang=en to the URL, like Lonkásá ya libosó?uselang=fr. Angela 08:03, 8 septembere 2005 (UTC)
The interface and the content should be in lingala only. So far we still need a lot of translators. The interface is not completely translated but what has been done should not be displayed in french. As far as the content, we should avoid having pages in English or French. It's okey to have keyword (as in a table or sections titles) but the content itself should be in lingala. Translators shouldn't copy and paste, and then leave untranslated text. ----Moyogo 16:26, 8 septembere 2005 (UTC)
If there are anymore some French words in the interface, please tell me. For English words, please help to translate. To translate, you can became an administrator or translate on this page, and an administrator will change the interface. Please help us, we need people like you for new articles in Lingála or who translate articles from the English (or another) Wikipedia to Lingála. --Bombo 13:13, 15 septembere 2005 (UTC)

Lonkásá ya libosó ya sika[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Merci Moyogo pour tout les ressources et liens que tu m'as indiqué. Cette version User:Moyogo/Lonkásá ya libosó Me plaît beaucoup. J'essaye de traduire le plus possible d'ici début janvier, mais il me faut le soutien d'un ou de pusieurs lingalaphone(s). Le Dictionnaire de Dzokanga ne remplace pas les connaissance de langues et les miens du lingala sont trop petit.... Le 9 janvier 2006, nous fêterons le 1er anniversaire de cette wikipedia! Sera-t-il la bonne date pour la nouvelle page d'acceuil? --Bombo 16:13, 5 desembere 2005 (UTC)

[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Na lingi ete ndeko admin, atala possibilite ya kobalola logo ya Wikipedia o mankasa na lingala, mpo ete "The Free Encyclopedia" ekomama mpe na Lingala. Na ntomeli bino mokolo elamu o mangomba na bino. Themalau 11:12, 16 avril 2006 (UTC)

Pour cela nous avons besoin d'une proposition du texte en lingála (cf. meta:Logo#Localisation). Qui proposera une traduction pour L'encyclopaedie libre/The Free Encyclopedia ? --Bombo 08:40, 18 avril 2006 (UTC)
Mbɛlɛ Búku ya ndimbola ya bonsɔ́míBúku-ndimbola ya libonza ? --Moyogo 20:20, 22 yanuari 2007 (UTC)

Bamito? Erreurs?[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Je crois que cette phrase

Boyéí bolámu na ebandélí ya wikipedia, búku ya libosó ya lingála sɔ́kí bolobaka lingála mpé sɔ́kí bokanísí éte búku ya lingála ekozala malámu, bokɛndɛ́ na kotámbola ya libosó. Bazalí nkásá 332 ya lingála o Wikipedia

devrait être:

Boyéí bolámu na ebandélí ya Wikipedia, búku ya libosó ya lingála. Sɔ́kí bolobaka lingála mpé sɔ́kí bokanísí éte búku ya lingála ekozala malámu, bokɛndɛ́ na kotámbola ya libosó. Bazalí nkásá 332 ya lingála o Wikipedia. <--point final

J'ai essayé de la changer mais nakoki te. --DBlomgren 03:16, 12 yanuari 2007 (UTC)

Voilà, naútí kobɔngisa Template:Lonkásá ya libosó/Mbɔ́tɛ. --Moyogo 11:51, 12 yanuari 2007 (UTC)


Lisapo lya Wikipedia. Bazalí nkásá 1 426 ya lingála o Wikipedia.I have changed this sentence to Nkásá ya lingála izali. Ba is the subject marker for the third person of plural in lingala when human beings are involved. The subject markers for other classes of nouns depend on the prefix. Nkásá (plural of lokásá) starts with a nasal consonant therefore the appropriate subject marker is i instead of Ba. I do think the sequence of the word is better this new way than the old. The old sequence sound more like a translation word by word from french or english Il y a 332 pages de lingála or There are 332 lingála's pages. Thought of a native Kinshasa-lingála speaker not a native Mangémba-lingála speaker. -- ce méssage non signé est du 23 febwáli 2011 à 18:20 de Esengo

    • Merci Esengo, tes contributions et améliorations sont très bienvenues. Il n'y a malheureusement pas beaucoup de contributeurs qui maitrisent le lingala à fond. Thank you very much for your contributions and improvements. Unfortunately, there are only a few people here who know lingala very well (I do not).--Etienne (Bombo) 23 febwáli 2011 à 20:10 (UTC)

Boyéí bolámu na ebandeli ya Wikipedia, búku ya libosó ya lingála. Sɔ́kí olobaka lingála mpé sɔ́kí okanísí éte búku ya lingála ekokí ékozala malámu, okɛí na kotámbola ya libosó.

Je pense que les deux verbes en gras doivent etre corriges, le premier c'est le present perfective et je suggere que ékozala soit change en kozala. Quand on utilise le present perfective en lingala, seul le premier verbe auxiliare (qui n'est pas l'auxiliare etre ou avoir, l'auxiliare etre est utilise en present progressive) est conjugue au temps present mais le verbe principal reste a l'infinitif. Pour okɛí , c'est plutot l'imperatif qu'on doit utiliser au lieu du temps indicatif present. Le singulier de l'imperatif en lingala se forme en faisant tomber le marker de l'infinitif ko. Ainsi okɛí serait kɛndɛ


Boyéí bolámu na ebandeli ya Wikipedia, búku ya libosó ya lingála. Sɔ́kí olobaka lingála mpé sɔ́kí okanísí éte búku ya lingála ekokí kozala malámu, kɛndɛ na kotámbola ya libosó.


Si au lieu de l'imperatif vous preferez utiliser le subjonctif present alors il serait bon de dire . Ekosengele éte ókɛndɛ na kotámbola ya libosó.

ou bien

Boyéí bolámu na ebandeli ya Wikipedia, búku ya libosó ya lingála. Sɔ́kí olobaka lingála mpé sɔ́kí okanísí éte búku ya lingála ekokí kozala malámu, Ekosengele éte ókɛndɛ na kotámbola ya libosó.

En lingala, le subjonctif est plus respectueux que l'imperatif.

Automatiquemet?[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Galasia (<--espangala:) po na correction. J'ai noté autre erreur: Dans la boite orange qui apparait quand on fait des changements, dans la dernière ligne, "automatiquement" est mal écrit.

Est-ce qu'on va ajouter autres codes dans les caractères spéciaux, tels comme "<nowiki></nowiki>"? Et est-il possible ajouter mouse-over text pour expliquer ce que c'est "& nbsp; "? DBlomgren 02:41, 13 yanuari 2007 (UTC)

Wikibooks[kobɔngisa mosólo]

There is a project called Lingála Wikibooks. The project is empty. No one is working on it. There is a vote to close the project or keep it open. If you want to close down Lingala Wikibooks, you can vote "support deletion". If you want to keep Lingala Wikibooks open, you can vote "oppose deletion". Also, if you write pages in the Lingala language in the project, you can help keep it open. It would help if someone would tell people about the vote in Lingala.

(Il y a un projet nommé Lingála Wikibooks, pour écrire des livres ensemble. Le projet est vide: personne n'écrit rien la-dedans. Il y a une vote pour déterminer si ce projet-la va continuer a exister ou pas. Si vous voulez que le projet Lingala Wikibooks sera terminer, vous pouvez votez "support deletion". Si vous voulez que le projet continue a exister, vous pouvez votez "oppose deletion". Vous pouvez aussi aider le projet de continuer a exister par écrire des pages en la langue Lingála dans ce projet-la. Ca serait bon si quelqu'un disait aux autres en Lingala au sujet de ce vote.) --Coppertwig 21:37, 6 novɛ́mbɛ 2007 (UTC)

Betawiki: better support for your language in MediaWiki[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Dear community. I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawiki. This wiki facilitates the localisation (l10n) of the MediaWiki interface. You may have changed many messages here to use your language in the interface, but if you would log in to for example the Japanese language Wiktionary, you would not be able to use the interface as well translated as here. In fact, of over 1,700 messages in the core of MediaWiki, 75 messages have been translated. Betawiki also supports the translation of messages for well over 100 extensions, with over 1,550 messages. Translators for over 70 languages contribute their work to MediaWiki this way every month.

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

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

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

Thank you very much for your attention and I do hope to see some of you on Betawiki soon! Cheers! Siebrand@Betawiki 13 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2007 à 17:30 (UTC)

  • Currently 4.16% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. NB We have a bounty available for the localisation of Lingala.. Thanks, GerardM 12 apríli 2008 à 20:12 (UTC)
Hello Siebrand & GerardM
When we translate at Betwawiki, this translations will also apear at ln.wiki or have we to translate at to places in the same time? At ln.wiki there are at the moment only two people who participe more or less regularly :-( (But it is still the 4th african Wikipedia after Afrikaans, Kiswihili and Yoruba)--Etienne (Bombo) 12 apríli 2008 à 23:26 (UTC)
When you translate at BetaWiki, the localisation will be committed to the MediaWiki software itself. This will typically in a matter of days be copied to all the Wikimedia Foundation projects.. including Commons.. including the Lingala projects. It is for this reason that the WMF approves of this :) GerardM 13 apríli 2008 à 09:56 (UTC)
Hey guys. We are waiting for your contributions, but so far nobody has shown up. Need any more help? Cheers! Siebrand 11 máyí 2008 à 09:15 (UTC)
@ Moyogo: Ezalí likanansi malámu? Ɛɛ? Je viens de faire la demande qu'ils reprennent tout traduction faite ici qui va être disponible ensuite partout. Si j'ais bien compris: une traduction ici est pour ici, une là-bas est pour ici et ailleur – donc mieux pour la cause du Lingála. À partir je juin ne pourrais continuer sur les termes (pour les paragraphes est messages d'erreurs je doit encor aprofondir mes conaissances). Orthographie selon Floribert mpé Léon, 3e édition. Kendé Malámu. --Etienne (Bombo) 12 máyí 2008 à 12:28 (UTC)
  • Currently 12.07% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 27 máyí 2008 à 10:03 (UTC)
Hello Gerard M
Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, at Betawiki lingála is not displayed well. For further information see here: [1]. I would like to continue there and ask to others to help, if we know, that accents are displayed well. --Etienne (Bombo) 27 máyí 2008 à 17:45 (UTC)
Lingala is displayed on Betawiki exactly as on other MediaWiki projects. I do not understand how it can be that accents are displayed differently from elsewhere.. GerardM 5 yúli 2008 à 08:37 (UTC)
I did some more reading, it seems to have to do with the CSS ...
  • Currently 12.57% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 5 yúli 2008 à 08:35 (UTC)
  • Currently 12.50% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.15% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 6 augústo 2008 à 13:44 (UTC)
  • Currently 13.84% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.26% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 9 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2008 à 12:34 (UTC)
  • Currently 13.10% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.26% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 14 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2008 à 08:06 (UTC)
  • Currently 12.87% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10 novɛ́mbɛ 2008 à 12:05 (UTC)
  • Currently 12.64% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 14 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2008 à 15:36 (UTC)
  • Currently 13.43% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10 yanwáli 2009 à 13:52 (UTC)
PS Please help us complete the most wanted messages..

The most often used MediaWiki messages[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hoi, the most often used MediaWiki messages (less than 25% of all MediaWiki messages) are the most visible messages. They help our readers and editors the most. We are aiming to get these messages localised for as many languages as possible by the end of the year. Please help us and yourself and localise these messages. Thanks, GerardM 19 novɛ́mbɛ 2008 à 13:42 (UTC)

Safari is the best browser for your language[kobɔngisa mosólo]

I have been doing some research on how best to support the Lingala language. It turns out that currently Safari provides the best support. Safari is free for download. The worst support is provided by Internet Explorer. Thanks, GerardM 19 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2008 à 02:18 (UTC)

[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hi! Could someone please tell me what the translation is of "Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia" in Lingala? I've been creating some Wikipedia logos today and I am willing to include Lingala in the process. 145.116.21.92 18 mársi 2009 à 17:32 (UTC)

There are two propositions from 2007 (here). I will check them with two native speakers tonight and tell you tomorrow friday. Thank you for your help. --Etienne (Bombo) 19 mársi 2009 à 07:15 (UTC)
Version 1
Version 2
Thanks! I already made two versions based on the translations on that page. If one of the versions is good enough, an admin can upload it at File:Wiki.png on this Wikipedia and protect it. If both versions are not good enough, let me know, I'll upload another one. Kapitein 19 mársi 2009 à 11:34 (UTC)
The native speakers I know, opte for version one. --Etienne (Bombo) 24 mársi 2009 à 07:20 (UTC)
Version 1 is nice but the acute is misplace on the ɔ. --Moyogo 27 mársi 2009 à 09:25 (UTC)

I updated the image and lowered the acute. You may need to click on the image and press CTRL+F5, because the old image is still in your browser's cache and the image will not update on your computer automatically. If the community agrees that version 1 is fine, I think it's best that an admin here uploads it to File:Wiki.png (on this Wikipedia) and protects it. Then we can file a bug report at bugzilla and make the bugfixers change the logo. If there are still some minor issues with the logo, I still think it's best to upload it first. Changes can always be made by uploading a new version of the logo. Kapitein 2 apríli 2009 à 16:04 (UTC)

The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live[kobɔngisa mosólo]

The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within 24 hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.

The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner

What this means for you[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.

Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.

Why localise at translatewiki.net[kobɔngisa mosólo]

When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.

Translatewiki.net update[kobɔngisa mosólo]

  • Currently 11.96% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 30 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2009 à 11:36 (UTC)
  • Currently 11.80% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 1 novɛ́mbɛ 2009 à 13:00 (UTC)
  • Currently 12.06% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 7 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2009 à 16:08 (UTC)
  • Currently 12.03% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11 yanwáli 2010 à 14:05 (UTC)

How can we improve the usability for your language[kobɔngisa mosólo]

We expect that with the implementation of LocalisationUpdate the usability of MediaWiki for your language will improve. We are now ready to look at other aspects of usability for your language as well. There are two questions we would like you to answer: Are there issues with the new functionality of the Usability Initiative Does MediaWiki support your language properly

The best way to answer the first question is to visit the translatewiki.net. Change the language to your language, select the “vector” skin and add the advanced tool bar in in the preferences and check out the new functionality. And make some changes in your user page. When there is a need to improve on the localisation, please make the necessary changess . It should update your localisation straight away. We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_issues.

When there are problems with the support of MediaWiki for your language, we really want to know about this. It is best to report each issue separately. In this way there will be no large mass of issues to resolve but we can address each issue on its own. Consider issues with the display of characters, the presentation of your script, the position of the side bar, the combination of text with other languages, scripts. It is best to try this in an environment like the prototype wiki as it provides you with a clean, basic and up to date environment. The prototype wiki is available for five languages but you can select any of them, change the preferences to your language and test out MediaWiki for your language.

We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_issues. The issues you raise will all be assessed. It is important to keep each issue separate, because this will make it easier to understand the issues and find solutions.

PS This text has been approved by Naoko, Brion and Siebrand. Thanks, GerardM 30 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2009 à 11:36 (UTC)

Small request[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello! I am a Polish wikipedian and I would like to ask you for your help - writing a new article about former Polish President who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 – Lech Wałęsa. I have looked for his biography in your Wikipedia but without success. Polish Wikipedians will be grateful for your help. Thank you so much in advance! PS you can find the English version of the article here. Best wishes from Poland, Patrol110 13 novɛ́mbɛ 2009 à 09:40 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

Yours very truly, Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

2010 Fundraising Is Almost Here[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Wikimedia Foundation RGB logo with text.svg

Hello Wikipedians, I am Theo and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be the liaison between your community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that banner messages which may perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences.

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into different languages and suggesting messages that would appeal to your readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign.
Theo (WMF) 20 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2010 à 20:46 (UTC)

Bot flag for Mjbmrbot[kobɔngisa mosólo]

removed to: Wikipedia:Bot


sources[kobɔngisa mosólo]

I have added some translation from the french and english pages to the main page but I don't know how to add sources so that people might know that this is a translation from existing pages on Wendo Kolosoy.

Appel de fonds (Fund raising call)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

voici une ebauche de la traduction de l'appel de fonds. Nous pouvons en discuter en Francais, Anglais ou le Kituba mais mon Kituba ecrit n'est pas bon mais comprehensible --Esengo 21 mársi 2011 à 18:50 (UTC)Esengo

Here is the first draft of the fund raising translation. We can discuss about it in Lingala, French, English or if you speak the Kituba, feel free to intervene in Kituba, I will try to respond but my written Kituba is not so good but understandable.

Lisungi (Au lieu de dire kofutela, je propose Lisungi. Kofutela, c'est payer pour ou louer mais Lisungi c'est aide. Nous pouvons aussi dire Lisungi na misɔlɔ)

Lisungi (Instead of kofutela, I rather suggest Lisungi. Kofutela, mean to pay on the behalf of someone else or to pay for, also used to say to rent but Lisungi is help (even financial aid). We can also say Lisungi na (lyá) misɔlɔ)

Libêngisi lyá mɔ̌kɔ́ ya bakeli ba Wikipédia, Jimmy Wales

Mibú zómi misílí koleka , bato bazaláká kotála ngái na bokámwi ntángo nabandáká likanisi lya Wikipédia. Bato ba mangómbá manɛ́nɛ ma mombɔ́ngɔ bandimáká sɔ́kɔ mokɛ́ tɛ́ likanisi lya basáli ba ofélé na molɔ́ngɔ́ mobimba baye bakosála elɔngɔ́ mpɔ̂ na kokela nkita (esíká) ya bozwi mpé boyébi Basáli baye batindámí káka na esɛngɔ ya bokaboli boyébi.

nkotála → kotála ngái (compris par tous)

Bilílí biye bikoluka moto asómba elɔ́kɔ bizali tɛ́, litómba tɛ́, mpé mwangó (mwangó =plan strategie?) tɛ́.

peut être « bilílí bya kosómbisa pour publicité ? Oui pour « mwǎngo » pour plan, ou peut-être « bobɔngisi » dans le sens préparation.

Mbúla (mvúla) zómi bandá ebandeli ya Wikipédia, bato koleka bifúku nkámá ísáto na ntúkú mwambe basálelaka Wikipédia sánzá na sánzá, pɛnɛ ya moto mɔ̌kɔ́ likoló lya bato basáto baye bazalí na eposá ya kosálela Ɛntɛrnɛ́tɛ.

mbúla o lingála
mbúla na lingála de Kinshasa voudrait dire pluie ou annee mais ce meme mot designe une partie intime de la femme en lingala du congo-braza (Dans beaucoup de pays d'Afrique, ce sont des mots qu'ont ne dit pas aisement surtout en public). Ainsi, chaque fois que j'utilise ce mot, j'ecris a cote le mot utilise au Congo-Brazza qui est Mvúla
Ah... ndé « mobú » ?

Wikipédia ezalí sitɛ Wɛbɛ ya mitánó na molɔ́ngɔ́ mobimba eye bato basálelaka míngi koleka. Wɛbɛsite mínei îná isúsu, itómbwamá mpé isungamá na misɔlɔ míngi miye mikokí kozala atâ bifúku nkóto iyíké, na lisangá lyá basáli baye bazalí kofútama misɔlɔ míngi mpé na nzelá ya koilakisa mbala na mbala mpó na kobénda bato (marketing).

wɛbɛsite → sitɛ Wɛbɛ, comme dans la terminologie ANLoc

Kasi Wikipédia ezalí sitɛ Wɛbɛ ya mombɔ́ngɔ tɛ́, ezalí ekelá ya lisangá lyá bato, ekomámí na basáli ba ofélé baye bazalí kokoma atikɛ́lɛ mɔ̌kɔ́ mɔ̌kɔ́ nsima ya esúsu. Yɔ̌ mpé ozalí na lisangá lîná. Sɔ́kí nazalí kokomela lɛlɔ́, ezalí mpɔ̂ na kosɛ́ngɛ yɔ̌ ‘te óbátela Wikipédia mpé osunga yangó kokóba mpé koúmela.

kokokomela → kokomela yɔ̌ (compris par tous), oesunga → osunga eye (idem)
oesunga → osunga eye , c'est bon mais nous aurons yangó a la place de eye (oyo, -ye est le demonstratif, le pronom objet en lingala c'est -angó. Exemple (il a achete cette maison: Asombi ndako eye, il l'a achetee: Asombi yangó) osunga yango)

Elɔngɔ́ tokokí kosála ‘te Wikipédia ézala ofélé mpé ézala na bilílí tǒ makomi maye makoluka mpé makopúsa moto kosómba tɛ́. Tokokí kotíka yangó nsɔ́mí –okokí kosálela makambo mpé boyébi boye ozwí na Wikipédia ndénge ekosepélísí. Tokokí kosála ‘te étómbwama, ézala nzelá ya bopanzi boyébi bisíká bínsɔ mpé ézala esíká eye ekobêngisa moto nyɔ́nsɔ kolóna mbuma ya yě.

Je me trompe peut-être pour le temps : ezalá → ézala, etómbwámá → étómbwama
Je me trompe peut-être pour le temps : ezalá → ézala, etómbwámá → étómbwama. Ici nous utilisons le subjonctif, c'est pourquoi le marquer du sujet prends l'accent

Mbúla (mvúla) ínsɔ na eleko eye, toyâka epái na bínó mpé basúsu na nsé ya ekɔti ya lingómbá lya Wikipédia mpɔ̂ na kosunga bísó koúmisa mosálá mwa bísó mwa lisangá na kopésaka lisungi lyá misɔlɔ 20, 30, 50 tǒ koleka na misɔlɔ ndéngé na ndéngé. (lokóla $ ya Amelíka, € ya Erópa, £ ya Ingɛlɛ́tɛlɛ mpé bôngó na bôngó)

kolósunga → kosunga bínó (compris par tous)
kopesɛkɛ → kopésaka ou kopɛ́sɛkɛ (CELTA et ANLoc utilise kopésa, varie dans différents dictionnaires)
kobósunga → kosunga bínó

Sɔ́kí okanísí ‘te Wikipédia ezalí mpenzá lizíbá lyá boyébi mpé bobánzisi (inspiration), nakanísí ’te ékozala malámu ópɔnɔ kosála elɔ́kɔ ekɛ́ sik’áwa.

ebótisele ya makanisi mpé misálá → bobánzisi (inspiration) : Dzokanga donne « bobánzisi » pour inspiration
ebótisele ya makanisi mpé misálá → bobánzisi (inspiration) : Dzokanga donne « bobánzisi » pour inspiration Beaucoup de mots en lingala sont formes a partir d'un verbe principal et ici le verbe principal c'est kobanz-a qui signifie penser et kobanz-is-a veut dire faire penser et si vous trouvez que l'action de faire penser est synonyme d'inspiration, c'est Ok pour moi. On ne sait vraiment pas faire une traduction mot a mot mais si ca marche dans le contexte actuel, je suis ok car je pensais a cette phrase ma mere est ma source d'inspirations je ne pense pas qu'en lingala je le traduirais comme Mama wa ngai azali liziba lya bobanzisi bwa ngai (mais je sais aussi que la traduction mot a mot ne marche pas, peut etre dans notre cas, la tradution adequate d'inspiration est bobánzisi). Comme je vous ai donne la cle sur la construction de bobanzisi, si vous trouvez que c'est conforme au contexte present, encore une fois je suis d'accord avec.
Peut être « ezalí lizíbá lya boyébi mpé lya bobánzi », une source de connaissance et de réflexion ?

Ebóto míngi.

Jimmy Wales

Mokeli Wikipédia.

Maloba tobósánákí: Wikipédia ezalí kolakisa nguyá ya bísó bato na kokokisaka makambo manɛ́nɛ mpé ma ntína. Bato lokóla bísó tozalí kokoma liloba lyɔ̌kɔ́ nsima lya lisúsu mpé tozalí kosunga na misɔlɔ mya bísó loméyá mɔ̌kɔ́ mɔ̌kɔ́. Ezalí elembo ya nguyá ya biso kobóngola mokili.

ebótisele ya makanisi mpé misálá → bobánzisi (inspiration) : Dzokanga donne « bobánzisi » pour inspiration

Pésá lisungi lya yɔ̌ sik’áwa.

Pɔnɔ́ motúya bóní olingí kopésa.

pɛsɛ → pɛ́sɛ́ ou pésá (voir plus haut)
pɛsɛ → pɛ́sɛ́ ou pésá (voir plus haut), Je suis d'accord avec ce changement.

Wikimedia Foundation

Citibank International PLC

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75008 Paris

France

IBAN FR76 1168 9007 0000 6566 9500 597

BIC CITIFRPP


Tokobómba elɔ́kɔ tɛ́ na ntína ya kálati ya mosɔlɔ mwa yɔ̂. Makambo matáli yɔ̂ ma ntína, mabómbámí bǒ sɛkɛlɛ́ elongóbání na politíki ya bísó etálí sɛkɛlɛ́ ya makambo ma bato.

sékélé → sɛkɛlɛ́ (Van Everbroeck 1985, Kawata 2004)

Mpó na koyéba makambo masúsu mpé loléngé losúsu la kopɛsɛ lisungi , fína áwa.--Esengo 21 mársi 2011 à 18:50 (UTC)Esengo

Nasémbólákí mokɛ́, mpé napésákí makanisi. --Moyogo
Ebóto míngi kopɛ́sɛ makanisi ma yɔ̌, nayanoli mangó (Merci pour vos propositions, j'ai répondu a quelques uns)--Esengo 23 mársi 2011 à 19:10 (UTC)Esengo
Merci. J’ai juste ajouté l’alternative mobú au lieu de mbúla (mvúla). --Moyogo 24 mársi 2011 à 01:13 (UTC)

Multilingual Challenge[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge

This is the first multilingual Wikipedia collaboration. All Wikipedians can take part, in any Wikipedia language. The challenge runs from 1 May until 3 September 2011.
Sign up now!
" Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Andrew Dalby 2 máyí 2011 à 13:00 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[kobɔngisa mosólo]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

For the coordinating committee,
Philippe (WMF)
Cbrown1023
Risker
Mardetanha
PeterSymonds
Robert Harris

Terms of Use update[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 27 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2011 à 01:04 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships for more information.

Thanks!

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 22 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2011 à 02:54 (UTC)

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Article requests[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Who is interested in writing some articles in Lingala?

If anyone is, here are some ideas:

Thanks, WhisperToMe 8 yanwáli 2012 à 22:20 (UTC)

Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on beta.wmflabs.org. For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 15 yanwáli 2012 à 16:22 (UTC)

Language support group for Lingala[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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 20 yanwáli 2012 à 14:55 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[kobɔngisa mosólo]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 12 febwáli 2012 à 15:09 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 2 yúni 2012 à 01:11 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[kobɔngisa mosólo]

македонскиnorsk bokmålpolski

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 5 yúni 2012 à 18:28 (UTC)

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

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

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 yúli 2012 à 20:14 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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) 16 augústo 2012 à 02:18 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)6 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2012 à 02:04 (UTC)

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

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 10 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2012 à 13:28 (UTC)

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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at test2.wikipedia.org and mediawiki.org, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 16 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2012 à 03:04 (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[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Thanks!
Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![kobɔngisa mosólo]

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.[kobɔngisa mosólo]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on timeanddate.com). More information is available in the full announcement.

If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Thank you for your help and your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 19 yanwáli 2013 à 15:29 (UTC)

Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

  • Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
  • Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
  • Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?

Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 30 yanwáli 2013 à 20:38 (UTC)

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

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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?[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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?[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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?[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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 21 febwáli 2013 à 16:10 (UTC)

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

Wikidata-logo-en.svg

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 6 mársi 2013 à 23:03 (UTC)

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Updating the logo for this wiki[kobɔngisa mosólo]

New logo

Hello! As part of the update of Wikipedias logos to the new (2010) 3D puzzle globe version, we have noticed that your wiki's current logo is missing, outdated or with wrong translation. We are trying to help Wikipedias get a locally-adapted correct logo, by taking the technical difficulties on us, and in about a week from now we'll be replacing the current logo with the new one shown in this gallery, with explanation. If the translation is wrong, or there's another error in the new logo, or the community disagrees with the update, please update the list of logos or tell us on its talk. Feel free to translate this message and to move/copy/forward it where appropriate. Thanks, Nemo 11 mársi 2013 à 13:42 (UTC)

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

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)

Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.

If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.

If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system. 13 mársi 2013 à 20:07 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

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

Wikidata-logo-en.svg

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 5 apríli 2013 à 17:03 (UTC)

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Request for comment on inactive administrators[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Appel à commentaires sur les administrateurs inactifs

(S'il vous plaît, merci de considérer de traduire la proposition.)

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。

Bonjour !

Un nouvel appel à commentaires a été lancé sur Meta relatif à la destitution des administrateurs inactifs. Généralement, cette proposition des stewards n'affectera pas les projets qui ont déjà des procédures de destitution des administrateurs.

Nous compilons aussi une liste des projets ayant déjà de telles procédures de destitution sur la page de discussion de l'appel à commentaires. N'hésitez pas à y ajouter votre projet si celui-ci contient une règle sur l'inactivité des administrateurs.

Tout avis est apprécié. La discussion devrait normalement se terminer le 21 mai 2013, prolongeable si nécessaire.

Merci, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 24 apríli 2013 à 04:59 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Wikidata-logo-en.svg

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 24 apríli 2013 à 19:13 (UTC)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 20 máyí 2013 à 20:53 (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 máyí 2013 à 20:53 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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![kobɔngisa mosólo]

The Wikipedia Library 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, Ocaasi 16 yúni 2013 à 21:11 (UTC)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for Cochrane Collaboration accounts at the COCHRANE sign-up page. Cheers, Ocaasi 16 yúni 2013 à 21:45 (UTC)

X!'s Edit Counter[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 23 yúli 2013 à 13:30 (UTC)

VisualEditor and your Wikipedia[kobɔngisa mosólo]

(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) 30 yúli 2013 à 19:07 (UTC)

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HTTPS for users with an account[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Greetings. Starting on August 21 (tomorrow), all users with an account will be using HTTPS to access Wikimedia sites. HTTPS brings better security and improves your privacy. More information is available at m:HTTPS.

If HTTPS causes problems for you, tell us on bugzilla, on IRC (in the #wikimedia-operations channel) or on meta. If you can't use the other methods, you can also send an e-mail to https@wikimedia.org.

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 20 augústo 2013 à 19:24 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

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Notifications[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Notifications inform you of new activity that affects you -- and let you take quick action.

(This message is in English, please translate as needed)

Greetings!

Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.

We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.

There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 4 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2013 à 18:55 (UTC)

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

Introducting Beta Features[kobɔngisa mosólo]

(Apologies for writing in English. Please translate if necessary)

We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.

Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.

Beta Features is now ready for testing on MediaWiki.org. It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.

Here are the first features you can test this week:

Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on MediaWiki.org, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.

After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.

Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.

Enjoy, and don't forget to let developers know what you think! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 5 novɛ́mbɛ 2013 à 20:17 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

IEG key blue.png

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

Do you have an idea for a project that could improve your community? Individual Engagement Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation help support individuals and small teams to organize experiments for 6 months. You can get funding to try out your idea for online community organizing, outreach, tool-building, or research to help make Wikipedia better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.

Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:

Proposals are due by 31 March 2014. There are a number of ways to get involved!

Hope to have your participation,

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 28 febwáli 2014 à 19:44 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello all, in response to some community comments in the discussion on the amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid editing, we have prepared two optional changes. Please read about these optional changes on Meta wiki and share your comments. If you can (and this is a non english project), please translate this announcement. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) 13 mársi 2014 à 21:55 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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[kobɔngisa mosólo]


Greetings, my apologies for writing in English.

I wanted to let you know that Media Viewer will be released to this wiki in the coming weeks. Media Viewer allows readers of Wikimedia projects to have an enhanced view of files without having to visit the file page, but with more detail than a thumbnail. You can try Media Viewer out now by turning it on in your Beta Features. If you do not enjoy Media Viewer or if it interferes with your work after it is turned on you will be able to disable Media Viewer as well in your preferences. I invite you to share what you think about Media Viewer and how it can be made better in the future.

Thank you for your time. - Keegan (WMF) 23 máyí 2014 à 21:29 (UTC)

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Using only UploadWizard for uploads[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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 19 yúni 2014 à 13:09 (UTC)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[kobɔngisa mosólo]


Media Viewer lets you see images in larger size

Greetings— and sorry for writing in English, please translate if it will help your community,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Multimedia team is happy to announce that Media Viewer was just released on this site today.

Media Viewer displays images in larger size when you click on their thumbnails, to provide a better viewing experience. Users can now view images faster and more clearly, without having to jump to separate pages — and its user interface is more intuitive, offering easy access to full-resolution images and information, with links to the file repository for editing. The tool has been tested extensively across all Wikimedia wikis over the past six months as a Beta Feature and has been released to the largest Wikipedias, all language Wikisources, and the English Wikivoyage already.

If you do not like this feature, you can easily turn it off by clicking on "Disable Media Viewer" at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the information panel (or in your your preferences) whether you have an account or not. Learn more in this Media Viewer Help page.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Media Viewer. You are invited to share your feedback in this discussion on MediaWiki.org in any language, to help improve this feature. You are also welcome to take this quick survey in English, en français, o español.

We hope you enjoy Media Viewer. Many thanks to all the community members who helped make it possible. - Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 19 yúni 2014 à 21:54 (UTC)

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IMPORTANT : Examen de l’activité administrateur[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Bonjour. Une nouvelle décision au sujet du retrait des « droits avancés » (administrateur, bureaucrate, etc.) a été récemment adoptée par un consensus général de la communauté (votre communauté a reçu un message au sujet de cette discussion). Suite à cette décision, les stewards examinent actuellement l’activité administrateur des petits wikis. Pour autant que nous sachions, votre wiki n’a pas de procédure précise pour retirer les « droits avancés » des comptes inactifs. Ça signifie que les stewards vont s’en occuper, selon les nouvelles procédures d’examen d’activité administrateur.

Nous avons établi que les utilisateurs suivants réunissent les critères d’inactivité (pas de contribution ni de connexion depuis plus de 2 ans):

  1. Bombo (administrateur)

Ces utilisateurs recevront bientôt un avis leur demandant d’ouvrir une discussion publique s’il veulent conserver tout ou partie de leurs droits. En l’absence de réponse, leurs droits avancés leur seront retirés par les stewards.

Si votre communauté souhaite cependant établir son propre processus d’examen de l’activité annulant et remplaçant les critères retenus plus globalement, si votre communauté souhaite prendre une décision différente au sujet des détenteurs de droits qui restent inactifs ou si votre communauté a déjà pris une décision que nous n’aurions pas prise en compte, dans ce cas précisez-le s’il vous plaît aux stewards sur Meta-Wiki afin que nous ne mettions pas en place d’examen des statuts des utilisateurs sur votre wiki. Merci, Rschen7754 12 augústo 2014 à 06:05 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[kobɔngisa mosólo]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

-- JurgenNL (talk) 21 augústo 2014 à 17:35 (UTC)

Process ideas for software development[kobɔngisa mosólo]

’’My apologies for writing in English.’’

Hello,

I am notifying you that a brainstorming session has been started on Meta to help the Wikimedia Foundation increase and better affect community participation in software development across all wiki projects. Basically, how can you be more involved in helping to create features on Wikimedia projects? We are inviting all interested users to voice their ideas on how communities can be more involved and informed in the product development process at the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be very appreciated if you could translate this message to help inform your local communities as well.

I and the rest of my team welcome you to participate. We hope to see you on Meta.

Kind regards, -- Rdicerb (WMF) talk 21 augústo 2014 à 22:15 (UTC)

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Grants to improve your project[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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[kobɔngisa mosólo]

VisualEditor-logo.svg

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) 11 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2014 à 07:29 (UTC).

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

Meta RfCs on two new global groups[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello all,

There are currently requests for comment open on meta to create two new global groups. The first is a group for members of the OTRS permissions queue, which would grant them autopatrolled rights on all wikis except those who opt-out. That proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Creation of a global OTRS-permissions user group. The second is a group for Wikimedia Commons admins and OTRS agents to view deleted file pages through the 'viewdeletedfile' right on all wikis except those who opt-out. The second proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Global file deletion review.

We would like to hear what you think on both proposals. Both are in English; if you wanted to translate them into your native language that would also be appreciated.

It is possible for individual projects to opt-out, so that users in those groups do not have any additional rights on those projects. To do this please start a local discussion, and if there is consensus you can request to opt-out of either or both at m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Thanks and regards, Ajraddatz (talk) 26 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2014 à 18:04 (UTC)

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

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.5 novɛ́mbɛ 2014 à 23:19 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Global AbuseFilter[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello,

AbuseFilter is a MediaWiki extension used to detect likely abusive behavior patterns, like pattern vandalism and spam. In 2013, Global AbuseFilters were enabled on a limited set of wikis including Meta-Wiki, MediaWiki.org, Wikispecies and (in early 2014) all the "small wikis". Recently, global abuse filters were enabled on "medium sized wikis" as well. These filters are currently managed by stewards on Meta-Wiki and have shown to be very effective in preventing mass spam attacks across Wikimedia projects. However, there is currently no policy on how the global AbuseFilters will be managed although there are proposals. There is an ongoing request for comment on policy governing the use of the global AbuseFilters. In the meantime, specific wikis can opt out of using the global AbuseFilter. These wikis can simply add a request to this list on Meta-Wiki. More details can be found on this page at Meta-Wiki. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on m:Talk:Global AbuseFilter.

Thanks,

PiRSquared17, Glaisher

— 14 novɛ́mbɛ 2014 à 17:34 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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 new accounts and research materials from:

Other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.18 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2014 à 00:22 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

[Global proposal] m.Wikipedia.org: (tous) Modifier les pages[kobɔngisa mosólo]

MediaWiki mobile

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

Thanks and sorry for writing in English, Nemo 1 mársi 2015 à 22:32 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2015)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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 new accounts and research materials from:

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 2 mársi 2015 à 21:14 (UTC)

Help us coordinate Wikipedia Library's distribution of accounts, communication of access opportunities and more! Please join our team at our new coordinator page.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Inspire Campaign: Improving diversity, improving content[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

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

(Sorry for the English - please translate this message!) MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 4 mársi 2015 à 20:01 (UTC)

Feedback request: VisualEditor's special character inserter[kobɔngisa mosólo]

I apologize for writing in English. Please translate this message so that all of your editors can read it. Thank you!

Hi everybody, my name is Erica, and I am a Community Liaison at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm writing to you because the Editing team at WMF wants to know what you think about VisualEditor and its new Caractères spéciaux tool. This change will affect all users on about 50 Wikipedias, including your Wikipedia. Many editors at these Wikipedias need a special character tool to be able to write articles correctly, which is why we are asking you now.

The new special character inserter tool is available in VisualEditor now. Admins at your wiki can change the contents by following the directions at mediawiki.org.

Screenshot from VisualEditor that shows the special character inserter
New design for the special character inserter. The red arrow points to the button for the tool, which is marked with Ω (omega).

To test the Caractères spéciaux tool, please:

  1. Opt-in to VisualEditor by going to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures and choosing "ÉditeurVisuel". Save your preferences.
  2. Edit any article or your user page in VisualEditor by clicking on the new "Kobɔngisa" tab at the top of the page. See the mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide for information on how to use VisualEditor.
  3. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on Mediawiki.org. The developers would like to know what you think about this new design. It is important that they hear from as many editors as possible. You may leave your comments in any language.

When the special character tool has been refined a little more based on your thoughts, we will offer VisualEditor by default to all editors at this wiki. If you want to help prepare, please read the advice on mediawiki.org.

Thank you, Elitre (WMF) (talk) 12 mársi 2015 à 18:33 (UTC)

SUL finalization update[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hi all,apologies for writing in English, please read this page for important information and an update involving SUL finalization, scheduled to take place in one month. Thanks. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 13 mársi 2015 à 19:46 (UTC)

VisualEditor coming to this wiki[kobɔngisa mosólo]

VisualEditor-logo.svg

Hello again. Please excuse the English. I would be grateful if you can translate this message!

VisualEditor is coming to all editors at this Wikipedia on Monday, March 30th. ÉditeurVisuel is software that allows people to edit articles without needing to learn wikitext code (like typing [[ to start a link). You don't have to wait until the deployment to test it; you can test ÉditeurVisuel right now. To turn it on, select "Beta" in your preferences. Choose "ÉditeurVisuel" and click save.

Now, when you press the "Kobɔngisa" button to edit an article, you will get the new VisualEditor software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press "Kobɔngisa mosólo". (After the deployment, everyone will automatically have the option to use either VisualEditor or the current wikitext editor.) For more information about how to use VisualEditor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.

More information about preparing for VisualEditor is posted here.

  • It's easier to add templates if you've added TemplateData instructions to them.
  • Please help translate the pages about VisualEditor here and on MediaWiki.org, and its user interface. See VisualEditor TranslationCentral for general information. To translate the user guide, go to the MediaWiki.org page, and select "Traduire cette page". Your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. Once you've done this, you'll see the document in English side by side with any translation work already done in your language. You can add new translations or change old translations. To translate the user interface, you need to create an account at translatewiki.net. Contact me personally if you need help with that.
  • We need your help to improve the software! Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org. If you notice major issues affecting your project, please leave a note on my talk page. If it's an emergency (like an unexpected bug causing widespread problems), reach out to James Forrester, the Product Manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org or on IRC in the #mediawiki-visualeditor channel.


Thank you, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 19 mársi 2015 à 19:38 (UTC)

VisualEditor now active here[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Click this icon while in VisualEditor for a link to the User Guide.

Hello again (and again, apologies for using English on this page. Please do translate my message, if you can!).

As some of you have noticed, this Wikipedia now has ÉditeurVisuel (VisualEditor or "VE") enabled for all users. There are now two tabs for editing: "Kobɔngisa" and "Kobɔngisa mosólo". Click "Kobɔngisa" to use VisualEditor. Click "Kobɔngisa mosólo" to edit using wikitext markup.

All edits using VisualEditor will be tagged with "Tag:ÉditeurVisuel" in recent changes, watchlists, and page histories. To access the User Guide for VisualEditor, click on the "(?)" icon in VisualEditor's toolbar. If you wish to disable VisualEditor, this can be done under "Editing" in your preferences.

Please report any software "bugs" or errors you find at MediaWiki’s VisualEditor Feedback page. Translations for the user interface and its help guide are still needed: you can learn how to support your community with this and other tasks at this instructions page. Please contact me if you need further help though. Happy editing, User:Elitre (WMF) (talk) 30 mársi 2015 à 15:09 (UTC)

Stewards confirmation rules[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 10 apríli 2015 à 16:13 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #2—2015[kobɔngisa mosólo]

10 apríli 2015 à 19:48 (UTC)

Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

Wikimedia Foundation logo - vertical (2012-2016).svg

Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections 2015[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Wikimedia Foundation RGB logo with text.svg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2015)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • MIT Press Journals — scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences (200 accounts)
  • Loeb Classical Library — Harvard University Press versions of Classical Greek and Latin literature with commentary and annotation (25 accounts)
  • RIPM — music periodicals published between 1760 and 1966 (20 accounts)
  • Sage Stats — social science data for geographies within the United States (10 accounts)
  • HeinOnline — an extensive legal research database, including 2000 law-related journals as well as international legal history materials (25 accounts)

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 4 máyí 2015 à 22:12 (UTC)

We need your help! Help coordinate Wikipedia Library's account distribution and global development! Please join our team at Global our new coordinator signup.
This message was delivered via the Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Wikimedia Foundation logo - vertical (2012-2016).svg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Content Translation beta feature is now available[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Icon tool

Hello, Content Translation has now been enabled as an opt-in beta feature on the Lingala Wikipedia. To start translating:

  1. Please enable the Beta feature in your preferences and check the box for Content Translation.
  2. Visit the page Special:ContentTranslation or to your contributions page to open the tool.
  3. Click on the blue button to create a new translation.
  4. A dialog will be displayed. In the From section select the language of the original article and the article name, and the language you would like to translate to. Also add the title of the new article (or the original title will be inserted) and click on Translate to begin. Your language preferences will be remembered for the next time.
  5. You will see a screen consisting of three columns. The left column contains the text of the source language and the middle column is for the translated text. Using the right column you can perform several actions such as insert source text, remove the inserted text source text, add or remove links etc.
  6. After you translate the article, you can publish it directly as a new page on the Lingala Wikipedia by using the publish button that appears. In case the article gets created by another user while you were translating, you will see an option to save the newly published translation under your user namespace.
  7. The number of published pages can be seen on the Content Translation stats page.

Since, this is the first time we have installed the tool on this Wikipedia, there are chances that there may be some problems or service disruptions which we are not yet aware of. We will be monitoring the usage to check for any failures or issues, but please do let us know on the Content Translation talk page or through Phabricator if you spot any problems that prevent you from using the tool. For more information, please read the information available in the User Guide. You can also view a short screencast on how to use Content Translation. Our announcement is written only in English, and we would really appreciate if this message can be translated to reach more users of this Wikipedia. Thank you.--Runab WMF (discussion) 11 yúni 2015 à 17:14 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #3—2015[kobɔngisa mosólo]

13 yúni 2015 à 10:44 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (June 2015)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Taylor & Francis — academic publisher of journals. The pilot includes two subject collections: Arts & Humanities and Biological, Environment & Earth Sciences. (30 accounts)
  • World Bank eLibrary — digital platform containing all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank from the 1990s to the present. (100 accounts)
  • AAAS — general interest science publisher, who publishes the journal Science among other sources (50 accounts)

New French-Language Branch!

  • Érudit (en Francais) — Érudit is a French-Canadian scholarly aggregator primarily, humanities and social sciences, and contains sources in both English and French. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (50 accounts).
  • Cairn.info (en Francais) — Cairn.info is a Switzerland based online web portal of scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences. Most sources are in French, but some also in English. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (100 accounts).
  • L'Harmattan — French language publisher across a wide range of non-fiction and fiction, with a strong selection of francophone African materials (1000 accounts).

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including an expansion of accounts for Royal Society journals and remaining accounts on Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Highbeam Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. If you have suggestions for journals or databases we should seek access to make a request! Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 22:08, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

We need your help! Help coordinate Wikipedia Library's account distribution and global development! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List

HTTPS[kobɔngisa mosólo]

19 yúni 2015 à 22:00 (UTC)

HTTPS[kobɔngisa mosólo]

20 yúni 2015 à 01:33 (UTC)

Please join the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon[kobɔngisa mosólo]

VisualEditor-logo-pacifico.svg

Hello!

I'm pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon.

It is a translation rally, focused on interface messages and help pages related to VisualEditor. In order to participate, you need to sign up on the Translathon page on TranslateWiki.

The top 3 contributors will each win a Wikipedia t-shirt of their choice from the Wikipedia store[1]. Translations made between July 15th and July 19th (CDT time zone) qualify[2].

If you are at Wikimania Mexico this year, you are also welcome to join a related sprint during the hackathon in Workplace 1 - Don Américo, Thursday 16 July at 4pm (CDT) at the conference venue, so you can meet other fellow translators and get support if you need some.

Interface messages have the priority. You will need to create an account at translatewiki.net in order to work on them, if you don't have one. It is recommended to create the account ASAP, so that it can be confirmed in time.

You can also help translate documentation pages about VisualEditor on mediawiki.org. You can use your Wikipedia account to work there.

You will find instructions, links and other details on the Translathon page.

Thanks for your attention, and happy translating!
Elitre (WMF) 13 yúli 2015 à 20:56 (UTC)

  1. You can choose between any short-sleeve shirt, or other items for the same value.
  2. This means both new translations, and updates for messages in the "Outdated" tab of the translation interface.

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

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

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

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

Community Health Cover art News portal.png

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

Why get involved?[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

More information[kobɔngisa mosólo]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 31 yúli 2015 à 23:42 (UTC)

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

Community Health Cover art News portal.png

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

Why get involved?[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

More information[kobɔngisa mosólo]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 1 augústo 2015 à 04:53 (UTC)

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

(Sorry for writing in English)

When using data from Wikidata on Wikipedia and other sister projects, there is currently a limitation in place that hinders some use cases: data can only be accessed from the corresponding item. So, for example, the Wikipedia article about Berlin can only get data from the Wikidata item about Berlin but not from the item about Germany. This had technical reasons. We are now removing this limitation. It is already done for many projects. Your project is one of the next ones. We will roll out this feature here on August 12.

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

A note of caution: Please be careful with how many items you use for a single page. If it is too many pages, loading might get slow. We will have to see how the feature behaves in production to see where we need to tweak and how.

How to use it, once it is enabled:

Cheers Lydia Pintscher MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 3 augústo 2015 à 17:46 (UTC)

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

(Sorry for writing in English)

When using data from Wikidata on Wikipedia and other sister projects, there is currently a limitation in place that hinders some use cases: data can only be accessed from the corresponding item. So, for example, the Wikipedia article about Berlin can only get data from the Wikidata item about Berlin but not from the item about Germany. This had technical reasons. We are now removing this limitation. It is already done for many projects. Your project is one of the next ones. We will roll out this feature here on August 12.

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

A note of caution: Please be careful with how many items you use for a single page. If it is too many pages, loading might get slow. We will have to see how the feature behaves in production to see where we need to tweak and how.

How to use it, once it is enabled:

Cheers Lydia Pintscher MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 3 augústo 2015 à 19:37 (UTC)

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is here[kobɔngisa mosólo]

VisualEditor News #4—2015[kobɔngisa mosólo]

—Elitre (WMF), 14 augústo 2015 à 22:28 (UTC)

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

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

Hello,

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

Feedback is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

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

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT (WMF) through MediaWiki message delivery. 19 augústo 2015 à 01:03 (UTC)

Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hi all,

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

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

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

Thanks,

Yana and Stephen (Talk) 2 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 18:13 (UTC)

(Sent with the Global message delivery system)

Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

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

Thanks,

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

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

Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

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

Thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 4 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 21:58 (UTC)

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New Wikipedia Library Database Access (September 2015)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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 new accounts and research materials from:

  • EBSCOHost - this is one of our largest access donations so far: access to a wide variety of academic, newspaper and magazine sources through their Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete and MasterFILE Complete
  • Newspaperarchive.com - historical newspapers from the United States, Canada, UK and 20 other countries, and includes an Open Access "clipping" feature (1000 accounts)
  • IMF Elibary- a digital collection of the IMF's reports, studies and research on global economics and development (50 accounts)
  • Sabinet - one of the largest African digital publishers, based in South Africa, with a wide range of content in English and other European and African languages (10 accounts)
  • Numérique Premium - a French language social science and humanities ebook database, with topical collections on a wide range of topics (100)
  • Al Manhal - an Arabic and English database with a wide range of sources, largely focused on or published in the Middle East (60 accounts)
  • Jamalon - an Arabic book distributor, who is providing targeted book delivery to volunteers (50 editors)

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including expanded accounts for Elsevier ScienceDirect, British Medical Journal and Dynamed and additional accounts for Project MUSE, DeGruyter, Newspapers.com, Highbeam and HeinOnline. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 19:42, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

We need help! Help us coordinate Wikipedia Library's distribution of accounts, communication of access opportunities and more! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

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

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

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

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 22 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 21:01 (UTC)

Reimagining WMF grants report[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

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

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

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 28 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 16:56 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #5—2015[kobɔngisa mosólo]

—Elitre (WMF), 30 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2015 à 18:18 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Community Tech Team via MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 9 novɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 21:58 (UTC)

Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

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

Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 10 novɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 10:47 (UTC)

Harassment consultation[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langue

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

Regards, Community Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

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

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

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your participation!

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Community Wishlist Survey[kobɔngisa mosólo]

MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 1 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 14:38 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (December 2015)[kobɔngisa mosólo]


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 new accounts and research materials from:

  • Gale - multidisciplinary periodicals, newspapers, and reference sources - 10 accounts
  • Brill - academic e-books and journals in English, Dutch, and other languages - 25 accounts
  • Finnish Literature Society (in Finnish)
  • Magiran (in Farsi) - scientific journal articles - 100 articles
  • Civilica (in Farsi) - Iranian journal articles, seminars, and conferences - 50 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including EBSCO, DeGruyter, and Newspaperarchive.com. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 01:01, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Help us a start Wikipedia Library in your language! Email us at wikipedialibrary@wikimedia.org
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Get involved in Wikipedia 15![kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

International-Space-Station wordmark blue.svg

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery, 18 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 20:58 (UTC) • Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langueBosálisi

VisualEditor News #6—2015[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Elitre (WMF), 25 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2015 à 00:06 (UTC)

Wikimania 2016 Scholarships - Deadline soon![kobɔngisa mosólo]

Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langue

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

Patrick Earley (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 5 yanwáli 2016 à 01:49 (UTC)

2016 WMF Strategy consultation[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langue

Hello, all.

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

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

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

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

I hope you'll join us! Maggie Dennis via MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 18 yanwáli 2016 à 19:06 (UTC)

Lingala is missing[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Lingala is missing from this page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/There_is_also_a_Wikipedia_in_your_language
More than 100 languages are now listed.
Thank you, Varlaam (discussion) 31 yanwáli 2016 à 05:45 (UTC)

Completion suggestor[kobɔngisa mosólo]

- User:CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 7 mársi 2016 à 22:09 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2016)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Apologies for writing in English. Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langue

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 access to research materials from:

  • Cambridge University Press - a major publisher of academic journals and e-books in a variety of subject areas. Access includes both Cambridge Journals Online and Cambridge Books. 25 accounts.
  • Alexander Street Academic Video Online - a large academic video collection good for a wide range of subjects, including news programs (such as PBS and BBC), music and theatre, lectures and demonstrations, and documentaries. 25 accounts.
  • Baylor University Press - a publisher of academic e-books primarily in religious studies and the humanities. 50 accounts.
  • Future Science Group - a publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research. 30 accounts.
  • Annual Reviews - a publisher of review articles in the biomedical sciences. 100 accounts.
  • Miramar Ship Index - an index to ships and their histories since the early 19th century. 30 accounts.

Non-English

  • Noormags - Farsi-language aggregator of academic and professional journals and magazines. 30 accounts.
  • Kotobna - Arabic-language ebook publishing platform. 20 accounts.

Expansions

  • Gale - aggregator of newspapers, magazines and journals. 50 accounts.
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect - an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. 100 accounts.

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, De Gruyter, EBSCO, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 17 mársi 2016 à 20:30 (UTC)


You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[kobɔngisa mosólo]

IEG barnstar 2.png

Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langue:

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 31 mársi 2016 à 15:47 (UTC)

Server switch 2016[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other effects:

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

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

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

No non-essential code deployments will take place.

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

Wikipedia to the Moon[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello! Sorry that this is in English only, but we are using village pump messaging in order to reach as many language communities as possible. Wrong page? Please fix it here.

This is an invitation to all Wikipedians: Wikimedia Deutschland has been given data space to include Wikipedia content in an upcoming mission to the Moon. (No joke!) We have launched a community discussion about how to do that, because we feel that this is for the global community of editors. Please, join the discussion on Meta-Wiki (and translate this invitation to your language community)! Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 21 apríli 2016 à 15:35 (UTC)

Wikipedia to the Moon: voting has begun[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello, after six weeks of community discussion about Wikipedia to the Moon, there are now 10 different proposals for content for the mission. Starting today, you can vote for them on Meta-Wiki, and decide what we will work on: a Wikipedia canon, different lists, the Moon in 300 languages, an astronomy editathon, featured articles, articles about technology, endangered things, or DNA-related topics. You can even vote against community involvement. Voting is open until 24 June. Sorry that this message is again in English only, but we are using village pumps to reach as many communities as possible, so that everyone knows they can vote. Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 10 yúni 2016 à 15:31 (UTC)

Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langue

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

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

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

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langue

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

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

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

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

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

Wikipedia to the Moon: invitation to edit[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Three weeks ago, you were invited to vote on how to take Wikipedia articles to the Moon. Community voting is over and the winning idea is to send all ‘’featured articles and lists’’ to the Moon. This decision means that, starting today, Wikipedians from all language communities are warmly invited to intensively work on their best articles and lists, and submit them to Wikipedia to the Moon. The central site to coordinate between communities will be Meta-Wiki. You will find an overview and more information there. Hopefully, we will be able to represent as many languages as possible, to show Wikipedia’s diversity. Please feel kindly invited to edit on behalf of your community and tell us about your work on featured content!

Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 1 yúli 2016 à 14:10 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[kobɔngisa mosólo]

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 3 yúli 2016 à 17:20 (UTC)

Save/Publish[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 9 augústo 2016 à 18:04 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library accounts available now (August 2016)[kobɔngisa mosólo]


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 now sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Nomos – Primarily German-language publisher of law and social sciences books and journals - 25 accounts
  • World Scientific – Scientific, technical, and medical journals - 50 accounts
  • Edinburgh University Press – Humanities and social sciences journals - 25 accounts
  • American Psychological Association – Psychology books and journals - 10 accounts
  • Emerald – Journals on a range of topics including business, education, health care, and engineering - 10 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, DeGruyter, Gale and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 30 augústo 2016 à 18:39 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language! Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

RevisionSlider[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 12 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2016 à 15:08 (UTC)

Grants to improve your project[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langue:

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

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 30 sɛtɛ́mbɛ 2016 à 20:10 (UTC)

Creative Commons 4.0[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

Apologies that this message is only in English. This message can be read and translated in more languages here. Joe Sutherland (talk) 6 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2016 à 01:34 (UTC)

Editing News #3—2016[kobɔngisa mosólo]

15 ɔkɔtɔ́bɛ 2016 à 17:49 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (November 2016)[kobɔngisa mosólo]


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 new accounts and research materials from:

Expansions

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 1 novɛ́mbɛ 2016 à 18:30 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Password reset[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

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

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

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

Select strong passwords – eight or more characters long, and containing letters, numbers, and punctuation. Joe Sutherland (Ntembe) / MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 14 novɛ́mbɛ 2016 à 00:00 (UTC)

Adding to the above section (Password reset)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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

New way to edit wikitext[kobɔngisa mosólo]

James Forrester (Product Manager, Editing department, Wikimedia Foundation) --14 dɛsɛ́mbɛ 2016 à 19:31 (UTC)

Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 15 febwáli 2017 à 20:30 (UTC) • Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langueGet help

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 9 mársi 2017 à 19:43 (UTC) • Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langueGet help

We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

18 mársi 2017 à 05:09 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

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On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.

  • April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
  • April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
  • April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
  • May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
  • May 15–19 – Board vote checking
  • May 20 – Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:

  • Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
    • There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
  • Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
    • One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.

More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections(at)wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 7 apríli 2017 à 03:37 (UTC) • Merci de nous aider à traduire dans votre langueGet help

Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 May[kobɔngisa mosólo]

MediaWiki message delivery (discussion) 11 apríli 2017 à 17:34 (UTC)

Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android app[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Wikidata description editing is a new experiment being rolled out on the Wikipedia app for Android. While this primarily impacts Wikidata, the changes are also addressing a concern about the mobile versions of Wikipedia, so that mobile users will be able to edit directly the descriptions shown under the title of the page and in the search results.

We began by rolling out this feature several weeks ago to a pilot group of Wikipedias (Russian, Hebrew, and Catalan), and have seen very positive results including numerous quality contributions in the form of new and updated descriptions, and a low rate of vandalism.

We are now ready for the next phase of rolling out this feature, which is to enable it in a few days for all Wikipedias except the top ten by usage within the app (i.e. except English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, and Chinese). We will enable the feature for those languages instead at some point in the future, as we closely monitor user engagement with our expanded set of pilot communities. As always, if have any concerns, please reach out to us on wiki at the talk page for this project or by email at reading@wikimedia.org. Thanks!

-DBrant (WMF) 14 apríli 2017 à 08:41 (UTC)

New Page previews feature[kobɔngisa mosólo]

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2017)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

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 new accounts and research materials from:

Expansions

  • Gale – Biography In Context database added
  • Adam Matthew – all 53 databases now available

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, Taylor & Francis and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 2 máyí 2017 à 18:52 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Aaron.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[kobɔngisa mosólo]

3 máyí 2017 à 19:14 (UTC)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 8 máyí 2017 à 14:41 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2017[kobɔngisa mosólo]

12 máyí 2017 à 18:05 (UTC)

Prototype for editing Wikidata infoboxes on Wikipedia[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Hello,

I’m sorry for writing in English. It’d be great if someone could translate this message if necessary.

One of the most requested features for Wikidata is to enable editing of Wikidata’s data directly from Wikipedia, so the editors can continue their workflow without switching websites.

The Wikidata development team has been working on a tool to achieve this goal: fill and edit the Wikipedia infoboxes with information from Wikidata, directly on Wikipedia, via the Visual Editor.

We already asked for feedback in 2015, and collected some interesting ideas which we shared with you in this thesis. Now we would like to present to you our first prototype and collect your feedback, in order to improve and continue the development of this feature.

We present this work to you very early, so we can include your feedback before and all along the development. You are the core users of this feature, so we want to make sure that it fits your needs and editing processes.

You will find the prototype, description of the features, and a demo video, on this page. Feel free to add any comment or feedback on the talk page. The page is currently not translated in every languages, but you can add your contribution by helping to translate it.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to follow all the discussions on Wikipedia, so if you want to be sure that your feedback is read, please add it on the Wikidata page, in your favorite language. Thanks for your understanding.

Thanks, Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

RevisionSlider[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 16 máyí 2017 à 14:44 (UTC)

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[kobɔngisa mosólo]

16 máyí 2017 à 21:10 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections[kobɔngisa mosólo]

23 máyí 2017 à 21:06 (UTC)

Accessible editing buttons[kobɔngisa mosólo]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 10 yúli 2017 à 22:22 (UTC)

Page Previews (Hovercards) update[kobɔngisa mosólo]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20 yúli 2017 à 22:32 (UTC)