Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web[change]
Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web
Please help translate to your language
In a few weeks the Readers web team will be changing how some templates look on the mobile web site. We will make these templates more noticeable when viewing the article. We ask for your help in updating any templates that don't look correct.
What kind of templates? Specifically templates that notify readers and contributors about issues with the content of an article – the text and information in the article. Examples like Template:Unreferenced or Template:More citations needed. Right now these notifications are hidden behind a link under the title of an article. We will format templates like these (mostly those that use Template:Ambox or message box templates in general) to show a short summary under the page title. You can tap on the "Learn more" link to get more information.
For template editors we have some recommendations on how to make templates that are mobile-friendly and also further documentation on our work so far.
If you have questions about formatting templates for mobile, please leave a note on the project talk page or file a task in Phabricator and we will help you.
CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 19:35, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
The Community Wishlist Survey. Please help translate to your language.
The Community Wishlist Survey is the process when the Wikimedia communities decide what the Wikimedia Foundation Community Tech should work on over the next year.
The Community Tech team is focused on tools for experienced Wikimedia editors. The communities have now posted a long list of technical proposals. You can vote on the proposals from now until 30 November. You can read more on the wishlist survey page.
18:13, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
In very simple terms the citation templates used are trying to do something that HTML5 does not allow. Putting List markup (DL, UL , OL) inside a SPAN tag. This is impossibleby HTML structuring conventions.
Perhaps someone here can write a version of the template, that DOES work and doesn't need me to run around playing hunt the pedantic parser failing? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:43, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
- I've removed the quotes; it looks like a format we don't follow anymore (or didn't follow in the first place). Hiàn (talk) 21:55, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
- I've also deleted the templates, please let myself or another admin know if it breaks anything or there are more templates to be deleted. Cheers, Hiàn (talk) 21:59, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
will become a default feature on your wiki on November 28. This new interface allows you to perform specialized searches on the search page
, even if you don’t know any search syntax
. Advanced Search originates from the German Community’s Technical Wishes project
. It's already a default feature on German, Arabic, Farsi and Hungarian Wikipedia. Besides, more than 40.000 users across all wikis have tested the beta version. Feedback is welcome on the central feedback page
Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 11:03, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
New Wikimedia password policy and requirements[change]
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The Wikimedia Foundation security team is implementing a new password policy and requirements. You can learn more about the project on MediaWiki.org.
These new requirements will apply to new accounts and privileged accounts. New accounts will be required to create a password with a minimum length of 8 characters. Privileged accounts will be prompted to update their password to one that is at least 10 characters in length.
These changes are planned to be in effect on December 13th. If you think your work or tools will be affected by this change, please let us know on the talk page.
CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Approximately how many word queries does simple English Wiktionary get in a day?
Approximately how many queries are made daily and who appears to be the main users of simple Wiktionary? Elementary school children? Esl students....? —This unsigned comment was added by Hjh1313 (talk • contribs) .
- No one knows. and no one collects information. Our viewers are from all over the world and cover all age groups. Tyler de Noche (talk) 23:11, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Waste of time[change]
I am done with simple wiktionary. It seems only the select few have edits/additions accepted. I have tried to add images to help with the readers' comprehension and all have been undone. This is a waste of time. Too bad Hjh1313
- For what it's worth, I don't think it's true at all that only select few have additions accepted. If we revert your edits, it's because they violated policy or were not good for Wiktionary. Either way, there's always a reason for it, nothing personal. In this instance, it's because you were bringing over copyrighted files that you had uploaded on Commons, and that's not allowed. J991 16:54, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Selection of the Tremendous Wiktionary User Group representative to the Wikimedia Summit 2019[change]
Sorry for posting this message in English and last minute notification. The Tremendous Wiktionary User Group could send one representative to the Wikimedia Summit 2019 (formerly "Wikimedia Conference"). The Wikimedia Summit is an yearly conference of all organizations affiliated to the Wikimedia Movement (including our Tremendous Wiktionary User Group). It is a great place to talk about Wiktionary needs to the chapters and other user groups that compose the Wikimedia movement.
For context, there is a short report on what happened last year. The deadline is very close to 24 hrs. The last date for registration is 17 December 2018. As a last minute effort, there is a page on meta to decide who will be the representative of the user group to the Wikimedia Summit created.
Please feel free to ask any question on the wiktionary-l mailing list or on the talk page.
For the Tremendous Wiktionary User Group,
-- Balajijagadesh 05:56, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019[change]
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Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.
Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.
The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.
The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.
Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.
To know more about the contest, check out our Commons Page and FAQs
There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!
Wiki Loves Love Team
Imagine... the sum of all love!
--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:13, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
FileExporter beta feature[change]
A new beta feature will soon be released on all wikis: The FileExporter. It allows exports of files from a local wiki to Wikimedia Commons, including their file history and page history. Which files can be exported is defined by each wiki's community: Please check your wiki's configuration file if you want to use this feature.
The FileExporter has already been a beta feature on mediawiki.org, meta.wikimedia, deWP, faWP, arWP, koWP and on wikisource.org. After some functionality was added, it's now becoming a beta feature on all wikis. Deployment is planned for January 16. More information can be found on the project page.
As always, feedback is highly appreciated. If you want to test the FileExporter, please activate it in your user preferences. The best place for feedback is the central talk page. Thank you from Wikimedia Deutschland's Technical Wishes project.
Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
No editing for 30 minutes on 17 January[change]
You will not be able to edit
the wikis for up to 30 minutes on 17 January 07:00 UTC
. This is because of a database problem that has to be fixed immediately. You can still read the wikis. Some wikis are not affected. They don't get this message. You can see which wikis are not
affected on this page
. Most wikis are affected. The time you can not edit might be shorter than 30 minutes. /Johan (WMF)
18:54, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Talk to us about talking[change]
The Wikimedia Foundation is planning a global consultation about communication. The goal is to bring Wikimedians and wiki-minded people together to improve tools for communication.
We want all contributors to be able to talk to each other on the wikis, whatever their experience, their skills or their devices.
We are looking for input from as many different parts of the Wikimedia community as possible. It will come from multiple projects, in multiple languages, and with multiple perspectives.
We are currently planning the consultation. We need your help.
We need volunteers to help talk to their communities or user groups.
You can help by hosting a discussion at your wiki. Here's what to do:
- First, sign up your group here.
- Next, create a page (or a section on a Village pump, or an e-mail thread – whatever is natural for your group) to collect information from other people in your group. This is not a vote or decision-making discussion: we are just collecting feedback.
- Then ask people what they think about communication processes. We want to hear stories and other information about how people communicate with each other on and off wiki. Please consider asking these five questions:
- When you want to discuss a topic with your community, what tools work for you, and what problems block you?
- What about talk pages works for newcomers, and what blocks them?
- What do others struggle with in your community about talk pages?
- What do you wish you could do on talk pages, but can't due to the technical limitations?
- What are the important aspects of a "wiki discussion"?
- Finally, please go to Talk pages consultation 2019 on Mediawiki.org and report what you learned from your group. Please include links if the discussion is available to the public.
You can also help build the list of the many different ways people talk to each other.
Not all groups active on wikis or around wikis use the same way to discuss things: it can happen on wiki, on social networks, through external tools... Tell us how your group communicates.
You can read more about the overall process on mediawiki.org. If you have questions or ideas, you can leave feedback about the consultation process in the language you prefer.
Thank you! We're looking forward to talking with you.
Trizek (WMF) 15:01, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 April[change]
10:56, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Hi there. Regarding the rollback guideline, I'm here to propose that the wording be updated, specifically in the "getting rollback" section. The current wording is as followed:
- "You need to make lots of changes. Usually to show that you fight vandalism. However, if you are a rollbacker on another WMF wiki, this is not required. Please say which wiki you have the right on."
I'm proposing it be changed to something like this (based off simplewiki's rollback guideline):
- "If you have rollback elsewhere, or admin rights elsewhere, the threshold for meeting this requirement is lower. So if you are already a rollbacker or admin on another Wikimedia Foundation project, please mention it in your request and it will be taken into consideration."
The thinking behind this is that the guideline can be taken word for word (i.e. if you have rollback on x-wiki, you will automatically be given rollback here [or something like that]) - we recently had someone come here and request based on that thinking and I'm thinking the guideline could be clarified. The intent of this is to specifically make clear that editors should not be able to be granted rollback and never edit here again - rather, rollback on other wikis should play a part in the request rather than being the basis for it. Hiàn (talk) 23:56, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
- support.--Cohaf (talk) 12:29, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request[change]
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The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal
covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page
, by April 20. Thank you! Quiddity (WMF)
) 17:35, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Update on the consultation about office actions[change]
Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.
This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.
For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.
Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.
Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team 08:03, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
New tools and IP masking[change]
The Wikimedia Foundation wants to work on two things that affect how we patrol changes and handle vandalism and harassment. We want to make the tools that are used to handle bad edits better. We also want to get better privacy for unregistered users so their IP addresses are no longer shown to everyone in the world. We would not hide IP addresses until we have better tools for patrolling.
We have an idea of what tools could be working better and how a more limited access to IP addresses would change things, but we need to hear from more wikis. You can read more about the project on Meta and post comments and feedback. Now is when we need to hear from you to be able to give you better tools to handle vandalism, spam and harassment.
You can post in your language if you can't write in English.
14:19, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Hi all, should Moon by redirected to moon? Mediawiki does not "correct" the inter-wikilinks. 大诺史 (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 12:31, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
- I suppose so, and I have since created the redirect. Hiàn (talk) 14:47, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[change]
In a recent statement, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees requested that staff hold a consultation to "re-evaluat[e] or add community input to the two new office action policy tools (temporary and partial Foundation bans)".
Accordingly, the Foundation's Trust & Safety team invites all Wikimedians to join this consultation and give their feedback from 30 September to 30 October.
How can you help?
- Suggest how partial and temporary Foundation bans should be used, if they should (eg: On all projects, or only on a subset);
- Give ideas about how partial and temporary Foundation bans should ideally implemented, if they should be; and/or
- Propose changes to the existing Office Actions policy on partial and temporary bans.
We offer our thanks in advance for your contributions, and we hope to get as much input as possible from community members during this consultation!
-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
why cant i add foreign entries to se wiktionary? Baozon90 (talk) 17:56, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
- This wiktionary is for learners of English, and so, unlike other wiktionaries, it only includes English words.--Brett (talk) 18:25, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
- @Brett: Not sure that it's for learners as much as it's a complement to simple.wp. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 09:27, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
- Simple.wp is conceptually simple. Simple English Wiktionary is linguistically simple. Different target audiences.--Brett (talk) 12:05, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
- Simple.wp also uses simple language. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 13:44, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
- Agreed, but I think the focus is different. As a major editor of this wiktionary, I give no thought at all to the Simple.wp. Who do you see as the audience for simple English explanations of, say, Arabic vocabulary?--Brett (talk) 16:25, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
- Good point: those terms may well come up on simple.wp but would certainly be Latinized. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 16:34, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[change]
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Hello. The Readers Web team at the WMF will work on some improvements to the desktop interface over the next couple of years. The goal is to increase usability without removing any functionality. We have been inspired by changes made by volunteers, but that currently only exist as local gadgets and user scripts, prototypes, and volunteer-led skins. We would like to begin the process of bringing some of these changes into the default experience on all Wikimedia projects.
We are currently in the research stage of this project and are looking for ideas for improvements, as well as feedback on our current ideas and mockups. So far, we have performed interviews with community members at Wikimania. We have gathered lists of previous volunteer and WMF work in this area. We are examining possible technical approaches for such changes.
We would like individual feedback on the following:
- Identifying focus areas for the project we have not yet discovered
- Expanding the list of existing gadgets and user scripts that are related to providing a better desktop experience. If you can think of some of these from your wiki, please let us know
- Feedback on the ideas and mockups we have collected so far
We would also like to gather a list of wikis that would be interested in being test wikis for this project - these wikis would be the first to receive the updates once we’re ready to start building.
When giving feedback, please consider the following goals of the project:
- Make it easier for readers to focus on the content
- Provide easier access to everyday actions (e.g. search, language switching, editing)
- Put things in logical and useful places
- Increase consistency in the interface with other platforms - mobile web and the apps
- Eliminate clutter
- Plan for future growth
As well as the following constraints:
- Not touching the content - no work will be done in terms of styling templates or to the structure of page contents themselves
- Not removing any functionality - things might move around, but all navigational items and other functionality currently available by default will remain
- No drastic changes to the layout - we're taking an evolutionary approach to the changes and want the site to continue feeling familiar to readers and editors
Please give all feedback (in any language) at mw:Talk:Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements
After this round of feedback, we plan on building a prototype of suggested changes based on the feedback we receive. You’ll hear from us again asking for feedback on this prototype.
Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk)
07:15, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
simple english wiktionary main page should have a word of the day[change]
--DimensionShifter (talk) 19:07, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
- why?--Brett (talk) 20:05, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
- presence --Penarc (talk) 15:42, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
- hmmm...--Brett (talk) 18:17, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
The 2020 Community Wishlist Survey is now open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year. We encourage everyone to submit proposals until the deadline on November 11, 2019, or comment on other proposals to help make them better.
This year, we’re exclusively focusing on smaller projects (i.e., Wikibooks, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikiversity, Wikispecies, Wikivoyage, and Wikinews). We want to help these projects and provide meaningful improvements to diverse communities. If you’re a member of any of these projects, please participate in the survey! To submit proposals, see the guidelines on the survey page. You can write proposals in any language, and we will translate them for you. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals!
IFried (WMF) 19:30, 4 November 2019 (UTC)