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Selection of the U4C Building Committee[kulemba source]

The next stage in the Universal Code of Conduct process is establishing a Building Committee to create the charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). The Building Committee has been selected. Read about the members and the work ahead on Meta-wiki.

-- UCoC Project Team, 04:20, 27 Meyi 2023 (UTC)

MinT Machine Translation enabled and plans to deploy Content and Section Translation to Tumbuka Wikipedia[kulemba source]

Hello Tumbuka Wikipedians!

Apologies as this message is not in your language, ⧼Please help translate⧽ to your language.

The WMF Language team has added a machine translation (MT) system supporting Content Translation for the first time in your Wikipedia called MinT; you can use MinT machine translation when translating Wikipedia articles using the Content Translation tool.

The WMF Language team provides the MinT service. It is hosted in the Wikimedia Foundation Infrastructure with neural machine translation models that other organizations have released with an open-source license. MinT integrates translation based on NLLB-200 and OpusMT and will replace those as separate options. This MT will be set as default in your Wikipedia. Still, you can choose not to use it by selecting "Start with empty paragraph" from the "Initial Translation" dropdown menu.

Since MinT is hosted in the WMF Infrastructure and the models are open source, it adheres to Wikipedia's policies about attribution of rights, your privacy as a user and brand representation. You can find more information about the MinT Machine translation and the models on this page. Please note that the use of the MinT MT is not compulsory. However, we would want your community to:

  • use it to improve the quality of the Machine Translation service
  • please provide feedback about the service and its quality, and ask questions about this addition.

Plans to deploy the Content and Section translation tool
Now that you have Machine Translation support in your Wikipedia, We will enable the Content and Section translation by default to your Wikipedia if there are no objections from your community. The Section Translation extends the capabilities of Content Translation to support mobile devices. On mobile, the tool will:

  • Guide you to translate one section at a time in order to expand existing articles or create new ones
  • Make it easy to transfer knowledge across languages anytime from your mobile device

After enabling it, we’ll monitor the content created with the tools and process all the feedback. In any case, feel free to try the current implementation of the Section Translation tool in our testing instance and raise any concerns or questions you may already have as a reply to this message or on the project talk page

We trust that introducing this MT is a good support to the Content and Section Translation tool once it is enabled.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF) (pakuchezgela) 16:09, 31 Meyi 2023 (UTC) On behalf of the WMF Language team.Reply[zgola]

Strong Support  @UOzurumba (WMF) Thank you so much Language Team for the good work you have been doing so far for us and other communities. Indeed this is a breakthrough, and we really appreciate your effort in helping us. However, we have a certain issue when it comes to publishing translations; a pop up always shows: Your translation cannot be published because it contains too much unmodified text. This keeps on happening on almost every page. Any advice? Thank you. Tumbuka Arch 04:58, 1 Juni 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]
Hello Tumbuka Arch,
The popup is the initial machine translation limit mechanism that encourages translators to review and modify the content. The initial machine translation is meant to be an aid. It should only be published after editing and checking to ensure high-quality articles.
If the machine limit is too strict for your Wikipedia. In that case, you can discuss it with the community, considering different samples of the automatic translation as case studies and presenting it to them in the Village pump or in the media your community communicates effectively to agree on a suitable threshold by suggesting translation limits based on the accuracy of the automatic translation and how much translators edit the machine translation.
Once there is a consensus on the percentage of adjustment (e.g. 97% automatic translation and 3% adjustment), you can create a phabricator ticket like this one; add "ContentTranslation" and "Language-Team" tags and ping me. Please, ensure you read the provided links to understand how the mechanism works on paragraphs and the full articles so you can capture all the scenarios while your community decides on adjusting the initial machine translation limit.
I hope my reply helps you; thank you!
UOzurumba (WMF) (pakuchezgela) 15:45, 2 Juni 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Announcing the new Elections Committee members[kulemba source]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hello there,

We are glad to announce the new members and advisors of the Elections Committee. The Elections Committee assists with the design and implementation of the process to select Community- and Affiliate-Selected trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. After an open nomination process, the strongest candidates spoke with the Board and four candidates were asked to join the Elections Committee. Four other candidates were asked to participate as advisors.

Thank you to all the community members who submitted their names for consideration. We look forward to working with the Elections Committee in the near future.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,

RamzyM (WMF) 18:00, 28 Juni 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Request for renewal of regular sysop and Interface administratorship[kulemba source]

IN TUMBUKA

Nkhupemba udindo wakulongozga pano, kuti ŵaviki ŵaleke kunangika, na kusazgirapo nkhani pa mapeji ghafupi, kusintha mapeji gha Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), na vinyake.

IN ENGLISH

I would like to re-request regular sysop and Interface administratorship, to protect the wiki from vandalism, and add content to short pages, edit Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) pages, etc. Have basic knowledge of this. CubanoBoi 18:03, 3 Julayi 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Zomelezga (Support)[kulemba source]

Suska (Oppose)[kulemba source]

Vyakulondezga (Results)[kulemba source]

Review the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[kulemba source]

Hello all,

I am pleased to share the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct work. The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) draft charter is now ready for your review.

The Enforcement Guidelines require a Building Committee form to draft a charter that outlines procedures and details for a global committee to be called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). Over the past few months, the U4C Building Committee worked together as a group to discuss and draft the U4C charter. The U4C Building Committee welcomes feedback about the draft charter now through 22 September 2023. After that date, the U4C Building Committee will revise the charter as needed and a community vote will open shortly afterward.

Join the conversation during the conversation hours or on Meta-wiki.

Best,

RamzyM (WMF), on behalf of the U4C Building Committee, 15:35, 28 Ogasiti 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Your wiki will be in read-only soon[kulemba source]

Trizek_(WMF) (talk) 09:24, 15 Sekutembala 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

== Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee ==[kulemba source]

Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.

On behalf of the Committee Support team,

Review and comment on the 2024 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package[kulemba source]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Dear all,

Please review and comment on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package from now until 29 October 2023. The selection rules package was based on older versions by the Elections Committee and will be used in the 2024 Board of Trustees selection. Providing your comments now will help them provide a smoother, better Board selection process. More on the Meta-wiki page.

Best,

Katie Chan
Chair of the Elections Committee

01:13, 17 Okutobala 2023 (UTC)

Coming soon: Reference Previews[kulemba source]

A new feature is coming to your wiki soon: Reference Previews are popups for references. Such popups have existed on wikis as local gadgets for many years. Now there is a central solution, available on all wikis, and consistent with the PagePreviews feature.

Reference Previews will be visible to everyone, including readers. If you don’t want to see them, you can opt out. If you are using the gadgets Reference Tooltips or Navigation Popups, you won’t see Reference Previews unless you disable the gadget.

Reference Previews have been a beta feature on many wikis since 2019, and a default feature on some since 2021. Deployment is planned for November 22.

-- For Wikimedia Deutschland’s Technical Wishes team,

Johanna Strodt (WMDE), 13:11, 15 Novembala 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Request for Adminiship for Mtonga N. Isaac[kulemba source]

IN TUMBUKA

Isaac, wakupempha udindo wakulongozga pano, kuti wikipediya yithu yilutilile kukhala mkhozgi wa lilimi la ChiTumbuka, na kusazgirapo nkhani pa mapeji ghafupi.

IN ENGLISH

Isaac, a native Tumbuka speaker, would like to request administratorship here, to protect the wiki from vandalism, and add content to short pages, delete nonsense pages, etc. If anyone disagrees with this, drop your comments below--Tumbuka Arch 06:40, 1 Disembala 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Agree (Nkhuzomelezga)[kulemba source]

Disagree (Nkhukana)[kulemba source]

Result (Vyakulondezga)[kulemba source]

(New) Feature on Kartographer: Adding geopoints via QID[kulemba source]

Since September 2022, it is possible to create geopoints using a QID. Many wiki contributors have asked for this feature, but it is not being used much. Therefore, we would like to remind you about it. More information can be found on the project page. If you have any comments, please let us know on the talk page. – Best regards, the team of Technical Wishes at Wikimedia Deutschland

Thereza Mengs (WMDE) 12:31, 13 Disembala 2023 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Do you use Wikidata in Wikimedia sibling projects? Tell us about your experiences[kulemba source]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English.

Hello, the Wikidata for Wikimedia Projects team at Wikimedia Deutschland would like to hear about your experiences using Wikidata in the sibling projects. If you are interested in sharing your opinion and insights, please consider signing up for an interview with us in this Registration form.
Currently, we are only able to conduct interviews in English.

The front page of the form has more details about what the conversation will be like, including how we would compensate you for your time.

For more information, visit our project issue page where you can also share your experiences in written form, without an interview.
We look forward to speaking with you, Danny Benjafield (WMDE) (talk) 08:53, 5 January 2024 (UTC)

Reusing references: Can we look over your shoulder?[kulemba source]

Apologies for writing in English.

The Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Deutschland is planning to make reusing references easier. For our research, we are looking for wiki contributors willing to show us how they are interacting with references.

  • The format will be a 1-hour video call, where you would share your screen. More information here.
  • Interviews can be conducted in English, German or Dutch.
  • Compensation is available.
  • Sessions will be held in January and February.
  • Sign up here if you are interested.
  • Please note that we probably won’t be able to have sessions with everyone who is interested. Our UX researcher will try to create a good balance of wiki contributors, e.g. in terms of wiki experience, tech experience, editing preferences, gender, disability and more. If you’re a fit, she will reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

We’re looking forward to seeing you, Thereza Mengs (WMDE)

Feminism and Folklore 2024[kulemba source]

Please help translate to your language

Dear Wiki Community,

You are humbly invited to organize the Feminism and Folklore 2024 writing competition from February 1, 2023, to March 31, 2023 on your local Wikipedia. This year, Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's issues, and gender-focused topics for the project, with a Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus and a folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help Wikipedia's coverage of folklore from your area by writing or improving articles about things like folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer folklore figures, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales, and more. Users can help create new articles, expand or translate from a generated list of suggested articles.

Organisers are requested to work on the following action items to sign up their communities for the project:

  1. Create a page for the contest on the local wiki.
  2. Set up a campaign on CampWiz tool.
  3. Create the local list and mention the timeline and local and international prizes.
  4. Request local admins for site notice.
  5. Link the local page and the CampWiz link on the meta project page.

This year, the Wiki Loves Folklore Tech Team has introduced two new tools to enhance support for the campaign. These tools include the Article List Generator by Topic and CampWiz. The Article List Generator by Topic enables users to identify articles on the English Wikipedia that are not present in their native language Wikipedia. Users can customize their selection criteria, and the tool will present a table showcasing the missing articles along with suggested titles. Additionally, users have the option to download the list in both CSV and wikitable formats. Notably, the CampWiz tool will be employed for the project for the first time, empowering users to effectively host the project with a jury. Both tools are now available for use in the campaign. Click here to access these tools

Learn more about the contest and prizes on our project page. Feel free to contact us on our meta talk page or by email us if you need any assistance.

We look forward to your immense coordination.

Thank you and Best wishes,

Feminism and Folklore 2024 International Team

Stay connected  

--MediaWiki message delivery (pakuchezgela) 07:26, 18 Janyuwale 2024 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Wiki Loves Folklore is back![kulemba source]

Please help translate to your language

Dear Wiki Community, You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 31st of March.

You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting them in this commons contest.

You can also organize a local contest in your country and support us in translating the project pages to help us spread the word in your native language.

Feel free to contact us on our project Talk page if you need any assistance.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

-- MediaWiki message delivery (pakuchezgela) 07:26, 18 Janyuwale 2024 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Vote on the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[kulemba source]

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

Hello all,

I am reaching out to you today to announce that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) Charter is now open. Community members may cast their vote and provide comments about the charter via SecurePoll now through 2 February 2024. Those of you who voiced your opinions during the development of the UCoC Enforcement Guidelines will find this process familiar.

The current version of the U4C Charter is on Meta-wiki with translations available.

Read the charter, go vote and share this note with others in your community. I can confidently say the U4C Building Committee looks forward to your participation.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 18:08, 19 Janyuwale 2024 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

A new feature for previewing references on your wiki[kulemba source]

Montage of two screenshots, one showing the Reference Previews feature, and one showing the Page Previews feature

Apologies for writing in English. If you can translate this message, that would be much appreciated.

Hi. As announced some weeks ago [1] [2], Wikimedia Deutschland’s Technical Wishes team introduced Reference Previews to many wikis, including this one. This feature shows popups for references in the article text.

While this new feature is already usable on your wiki, most people here are not seeing it yet because your wiki has set a gadget as the default for previewing references. We plan to remove the default flag from the gadget on your wiki soon. This means:

  • The new default for reference popups on your wiki will be Reference Previews.
  • However, if you want to keep using the gadget, you can still enable it in your personal settings.

The benefit of having Reference Previews as the default is that the user experience will be consistent across wikis and with the Page Previews feature, and that the software will be easier to maintain overall.

This change is planned for February 14. If you have concerns about this change, please let us know on this talk page by February 12. – Kind regards, Johanna Strodt (WMDE), 09:30, 23 Janyuwale 2024 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Last days to vote on the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[kulemba source]

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

Hello all,

I am reaching out to you today to remind you that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) charter will close on 2 February 2024. Community members may cast their vote and provide comments about the charter via SecurePoll. Those of you who voiced your opinions during the development of the UCoC Enforcement Guidelines will find this process familiar.

The current version of the U4C charter is on Meta-wiki with translations available.

Read the charter, go vote and share this note with others in your community. I can confidently say the U4C Building Committee looks forward to your participation.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 17:00, 31 Janyuwale 2024 (UTC)Reply[zgola]

Announcing the results of the UCoC Coordinating Committee Charter ratification vote[kulemba source]

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

Dear all,

Thank you everyone for following the progress of the Universal Code of Conduct. I am writing to you today to announce the outcome of the ratification vote on the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee Charter. 1746 contributors voted in this ratification vote with 1249 voters supporting the Charter and 420 voters not. The ratification vote process allowed for voters to provide comments about the Charter.

A report of voting statistics and a summary of voter comments will be published on Meta-wiki in the coming weeks.

Please look forward to hearing about the next steps soon.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 18:24, 12 Febuluwale 2024 (UTC)Reply[zgola]