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REQUEST FOR PERMANENT IA AND REGULAR ADMINISHIP[kulemba source]

MU CHITUMBUKA

Monile, Nkhupempha udindo wakuti nipitilizge kuvwila Wikipediya yino. Pakwamba nkhapasika ulongozgi uwu kwa mwezi umoza, mbwe utatu, chaka na kulutilila. Nkhukhumba udindo wakukhazikika wambula kumala.
KA MBIRI KACHOKO
Nati nafika pano, nkhayamba kuchita vinthu vinandi ivo ningafiska yayi kulongosola. Mwakudumula,

  • nkhalemba nkhani zinandi chomene
  • nkhalemba ma template ghanandi
  • nkhapempha chithuzi chakuyimila wiki yino
  • nkhasintha maonekelo gha wiki
  • nkhasintha chiyowoyelo kufuma ku ChiZungu kuluta ku ChiTumbuka
  • nkhayowoyeskana na Wikimedia technical team kuti nase tikhale mitchini yakumasulila chiTumbuka

IN ENGLISH

Greetings, I would like to continue protecting and expanding this wiki to the best of my abilities. I have been made a sysop here for more than 4 times, first was a month trial, then a 3 month, a year and so forth. I would like to have permanent adminiship.
LITTLE BACKGROUND
When I joined this wiki, it only had few articles (around 300), of which 95% were written mostly by editors who did not or knew little about the language. When I became active and woke the wiki up, I

  • created hundreds, thousands of articles
  • localised all the templates and modules into local language.
  • had came up with the idea of the need for this wiki to have its own wiki logo in its language. I requested it on meta by contacting @User:Goran tek-en who created it (and to whom the credit goes) and wiki logo is found here. Request was here.
  • transformed the dull home UI (User Interface) into catchy and beautiful style to attract natives that the wiki is actually alive and kicking.
  • created loads of automatic home templates that change each day with new content.
  • translated the entire wiki alone into local as it was not yet translated.
  • uploaded local media found in local areas of interest to the language.
  • contacted Wikimedia technical team to add Tumbuka language to the list of wikis with Machine Translation. See here.


It is also important to note that I was not alone on the journey. I also had to seek help from User:Caro de Segeda who helped to create thousands of articles and hundreds of templates. User:CubanoBoi helped create alot of articles and customised maps, templates. Other users who played major roles include all other natives such as User:Anthonymunthali44 among others. On translatewiki, I had help from User:Amire80 who walked me through during the translating process, as well as @User:Ferien who had been correcting me in my earliest days.
So I would like to have permanent administrator rights in order to keep on protecting the wiki and fighting against vandalism, among other areas. If anyone contradicts with this, please comment below. Thank you.Tumbuka Arch 07:03, 27 Epulelo 2024 (UTC)[zgola]

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Sign up for the language community meeting on May 31st, 16:00 UTC[kulemba source]

Hello all,

The next language community meeting is scheduled in a few weeks - May 31st at 16:00 UTC. If you're interested, you can sign up on this wiki page.

This is a participant-driven meeting, where we share language-specific updates related to various projects, collectively discuss technical issues related to language wikis, and work together to find possible solutions. For example, in the last meeting, the topics included the machine translation service (MinT) and the languages and models it currently supports, localization efforts from the Kiwix team, and technical challenges with numerical sorting in files used on Bengali Wikisource.

Do you have any ideas for topics to share technical updates related to your project? Any problems that you would like to bring for discussion during the meeting? Do you need interpretation support from English to another language? Please reach out to me at ssethi(__AT__)wikimedia.org and add agenda items to the document here.

We look forward to your participation!

MediaWiki message delivery 21:22, 14 Meyi 2024 (UTC)[zgola]

Feedback invited on Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle[kulemba source]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Dear community members,

The Community Affairs Committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees invites you to give feedback on a draft Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle. This draft Procedure outlines proposed steps and requirements for opening and closing Wikimedia Sibling Projects, and aims to ensure any newly approved projects are set up for success. This is separate from the procedures for opening or closing language versions of projects, which is handled by the Language Committee or closing projects policy.

You can find the details on this page, as well as the ways to give your feedback from today until the end of the day on June 23, 2024, anywhere on Earth.

You can also share information about this with the interested project communities you work with or support, and you can also help us translate the procedure into more languages, so people can join the discussions in their own language.

On behalf of the CAC,

RamzyM (WMF) 02:26, 22 Meyi 2024 (UTC)[zgola]

Announcing the first Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[kulemba source]

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Hello,

The scrutineers have finished reviewing the vote results. We are following up with the results of the first Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) election.

We are pleased to announce the following individuals as regional members of the U4C, who will fulfill a two-year term:

  • North America (USA and Canada)
  • Northern and Western Europe
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Central and East Europe (CEE)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • East, South East Asia and Pacific (ESEAP)
  • South Asia

The following individuals are elected to be community-at-large members of the U4C, fulfilling a one-year term:

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this process and much appreciation to the candidates for your leadership and dedication to the Wikimedia movement and community.

Over the next few weeks, the U4C will begin meeting and planning the 2024-25 year in supporting the implementation and review of the UCoC and Enforcement Guidelines. Follow their work on Meta-wiki.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 08:15, 3 Juni 2024 (UTC)[zgola]

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now on Meta[kulemba source]

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Hi everyone,

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now up on Meta in more than 20 languages for your reading.

What is the Wikimedia Movement Charter?

The Wikimedia Movement Charter is a proposed document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia movement, including the creation of a new body – the Global Council – for movement governance.

Join the Wikimedia Movement Charter “Launch Party”

Join the “Launch Party” on June 20, 2024 at 14.00-15.00 UTC (your local time). During this call, we will celebrate the release of the final Charter and present the content of the Charter. Join and learn about the Charter before casting your vote.

Movement Charter ratification vote

Voting will commence on SecurePoll on June 25, 2024 at 00:01 UTC and will conclude on July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. You can read more about the voting process, eligibility criteria, and other details on Meta.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment on the Meta talk page or email the MCDC at mcdc@wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) 08:45, 11 Juni 2024 (UTC)[zgola]