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Invitation for Office Hours with WMF's Global Reach team[සංස්කරණය]


On behalf of Wikimedia Foundation’s Global Reach Team, we would like to invite all the South Asian Wikimedia communities to our office hours to discuss our work in the region.

Meeting Details

Date: Thursday, 19th January 2017

Time: 16:00 UTC/21:30 IST

Duration: 1 hour

Language: English

Google Hangout Location:


If you are not able to join the hangout, you can watch the live stream with a few seconds lag at


Etherpad: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Global_Reach_South_Asia_Office_Hours


  • Introduction of Global Reach Team and office hours
  • Research around New Readers and our partnership themes
  • Feedback for next office hours
  • Q&A

We plan to hold these office hours at regular intervals. FYI, office hours for South East Asia and Central Asia/Eastern Europe will be held separately; given the size of communities, we needed to break down the regions.

Please feel free to add your questions, comments, and expectations in the Etherpad document shared above. You can also reach out to sgupta@wikimedia.org and rayyakkannu@wikimedia.org for any clarification. Please help us translate and share this invitation in community social media channels to spread the word.


Ravishankar Ayyakkannu, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Asia, Wikimedia Foundation --18:53, 17 ජනවාරි 2017 (යූටීසී)

We thank everyone for participating in the Office hours with WMF's Global Reach team. Meeting notes can be found here. You can also watch the YouTube recording here.
--Ravishankar Ayyakkannu, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Asia, Wikimedia Foundation. 10:20, 1 පෙබරවාරි 2017 (යූටීසී)

Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[සංස්කරණය]

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, 20:30, 15 පෙබරවාරි 2017 (යූටීසී) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

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

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, 19:43, 9 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

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

05:09, 18 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී)

Susith_Chandira_Gts සහ Mr. 1100100[සංස්කරණය]

"Mr. 1100100" නමින් පෙනී සිටින පරිශීලක, සාකච්ඡා පිටුවල අන් අයගේ ප්‍රකාශ වෙනස් කරමින් සිටියි. උදාහරණයක් මෙහි ඇත: මගේ සාකච්ඡා පිටුව. අන් අයගේ මත වලට ගරු නොකරන, අන් පරිශීලකයන්ගේ හිත් රිදවීම් සිදුවිය හැකි ප්‍රකාශ කරන ඔහුගේ හැසිරීම මට නම් පෞද්ගලිකව අනුමත කළ නොහැක. ප්‍රජාවේ අවධානයට යොමු කරමි. --Lee (talk) 06:31, 20 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී)

පරිශීලක Mr. 1100100 විසින් සාකච්ඡා පිටුවල අන් අයගේ ප්‍රකාශ වෙනස් කොට නැත. Lee මහතා විසින් පෙන්වා ඇති උදාහරණයම ඊට කදිම සාක්ෂියකි. Mr. 1100100 විසින් විකිපීඩියා ප්‍රතිපත්ති අනුකූලව සිය පරිශීලක නාමය වෙනස් කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව සාකච්ඡා පිටුවල පවතින ඔහුගේ පැරණි අත්සන අත් සංස්කරණයන් මගින් වෙනස් කොට ඇත. එය පහත දැක්වෙන ප්‍රතිපත්ති වගන්තිය යටතේ පරිශීලක අභිමතානුකූලව සිදුකල හැක.

"Once a username has been changed, existing contributions will be listed under the new name in page histories, diffs, logs, and user contributions. Signatures on discussion pages will continue to use the old name; while these can be changed manually, it is not recommended unless a contributor wishes to remove as much information as possible about their former name for privacy reasons."

පරිශීලක Mr. 1100100 විසින් සිය නාමය වෙනස් කිරීමට යෙදෙන්නට ඇත්තේ ඔහුගේ පැරණි භාවිත කොට සංස්කරණ සිදු කිරීම ඔහුව යම් හිරිහැරයකට ලක්වීමට ඉඩ ප්‍රස්ථාවක් තිබීම නිසා විය හැකියි. එම නිසා අපට එම ක්‍රියාව ප්‍රශ්න කිරීමකට ලක් කිරීම සදාචාර සම්පන්න නොවේ.--L Manju (talk) 07:07, 20 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී)
@L Manju: ඔබේ මතයට ස්තූතියි. හැබැයි, Singhalawap ගේ ප්‍රකාශය වෙනස් කිරීම ගැන ඔබ හරියට යමක් කියලා නෑ නේ. ඒ ගැනත් අදහස් දක්වන මෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිමි. --Lee (talk) 16:26, 20 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී)
පරිශීලකතුමනි ඔබතුමන් පවසන කරුණ මට පැහැදිලි නැත. පරිශීලක Singhalawap ගේ ප්‍රකාශය වෙනස් කිරීමක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔබ මීට පෙර අවස්ථාවේ මගෙන් විමසා සිටියාද? සෘජුව කරුණ ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටිමි. එසේම මෙම කරුණ පරිශීලක Mr. 1100100 සම්බන්ධයෙන් නම් මා තවදුරටත් ඒවාට පිළිතුරු බැදීමට ප්‍රයාස නොදරමි. මේ වන විට උක්ත පරිශීලකවරයා විශ්‍රාම ගෙන ඇති බැවින් මාහට අනවශ්‍ය කරුණක් කෙරේ තවදුරටත් පිළිතුරු දැක්වීම නිශ්ඵල ක්‍රියාවකි.--L Manju (talk) 17:16, 20 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී)
නෑ. මා විමසා සිටියේ නෑ. නමුත් ඔබ කියා තිබෙනවා මෙම පුද්ගලයා "විසින් සාකච්ඡා පිටුවල අන් අයගේ ප්‍රකාශ වෙනස් කොට නැත" කියා. එතැන මම දක්වා ඇති උදාහරණයම තමා ඔබ දක්වා ඇත්තේත්. මගේ උදාහරණයේ පැහැදීලිව පෙනී යනවා මෙම පරිශීලක, Singhalawap ගේ ප්‍රකාශයක් වෙනස් කොට ඇති බව. ඔබ ඒ බව නොදැක්කා ද නැත්තන් නොදැක්කා සේ සිටිනවාද මට පැහැදිලි නෑ. අනික ඔබ මට එම පරිශීලකයාගේ සාකච්ඡා පිටුවේදී චෝදනා කළා නේද මම ප්‍රශ්නය හරියට තෙරුම් අරන් නෑ කියාත්? ඒක පැහැදිලි කළේත් නෑ නේ. --Lee (talk) 10:21, 21 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී)
Lee මහතා සඳහන් කර සිටින්නේ මගේ සාකච්ඡා වල මෙම පරිශීලකයා සිදු කල සංස්කරණ පිළිබඳව නම් මෙම සංවාදයට එක් වීමට අදහස් කරමි. --- Shwetha (talk) 15:46, 21 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී)
එල් මංජු මහතාගේ ඉංග්‍රීසි උද්ධෘතයෙහි සිංහල අර්ථය අනුව, "නම් වෙනසෙන් පසුව සංවාදයන්හී අත්සන පමණක් පැරණි නමින් තිබිය හැකි අතර, එය හස්තීය ලෙසින් වෙනස් කල හැකි මුත්, කිසියම් පුද්ගලික හේතුවක් නිසා පරිශීලකයා තම පැරණි නම පිළිබඳ සියළු දේ ඉවත් කිරීම අදහස් කරන්නේ නම් පමණක් මෙයට ඉඩ දෙනු ලැබේ" යනුවෙන් කියැවේ. මගේ සාකච්ඡා සටහන් වල මෙම පරිශීලකයා වෙනස් කලේ ඔහුගේ අත්සන පමණක්ද? යන්න මතුවෙයි. පිළිතුර ඔව් නම් ඔහුගේ විශාල ගැටළුව කුමක්ද යන පැණය මතු වෙයි. --- Shwetha (talk) 16:32, 21 මාර්තු 2017 (යූටීසී)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[සංස්කරණය]

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, 03:37, 7 අප්‍රේල් 2017 (යූටීසී) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

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

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:34, 11 අප්‍රේල් 2017 (යූටීසී)

Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android app[සංස්කරණය]

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) 08:41, 14 අප්‍රේල් 2017 (යූටීසී)

New Page previews feature[සංස්කරණය]

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

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 – 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 18:52, 2 මැයි 2017 (යූටීසී)

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[සංස්කරණය]

19:15, 3 මැයි 2017 (යූටීසී)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View[සංස්කරණය]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:41, 8 මැයි 2017 (යූටීසී)

Editing News #1—2017[සංස්කරණය]

18:06, 12 මැයි 2017 (යූටීසී)

Prototype for editing Wikidata infoboxes on Wikipedia[සංස්කරණය]


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)


Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:44, 16 මැයි 2017 (යූටීසී)

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

21:10, 16 මැයි 2017 (යූටීසී)

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

21:05, 23 මැයි 2017 (යූටීසී)

Accessible editing buttons[සංස්කරණය]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:22, 10 ජූලි 2017 (යූටීසී)

Page Previews (Hovercards) update[සංස්කරණය]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:32, 20 ජූලි 2017 (යූටීසී)

Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka[සංස්කරණය]

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Dear volunteers,

As editors contributing to content relating to Sri Lanka, you are warmly invited to join the official Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka and to subscribe to its mailing list, Wikimedia-LK.

The user group currently includes volunteers from Wikipedia and other projects, from the English, Sinhala, and Tamil speaking communities. It is the Wikimedia-approved platform for editors from Sri Lanka to enable wider collaboration, for both online and offline projects.

With your support, we hope to organize cross-project content improvement drives as part of online projects, as well as organize in-person edit-a-thons, training sessions, photowalks, and other such activities, in the near future. The ultimate goal(s) of these initiatives is to improve the overall coverage and quality of topics relating to Sri Lanka, as well as encourage new editors to join the Wikimedia community, while simultaneously empowering and retaining our existing team of editors.

There are no mandatory obligations for members who choose join the community, other than the usual editing rules for online projects, and the friendly space policy for in-person projects. You may also (or instead) subscribe to the mailing list, where any member could initiate discussions with volunteers across projects, notify members of events and meetings, stay up to date with competitions, organize your own events, and so on.

See you on board, and Happy Editing!

Rehman 09:20, 29 ජූලි 2017 (යූටීසී)
Apologies for posting the above message in English. Appreciate if a kind volunteer can help with translation? We also need assistance with creating the Sinhala-language pages at Meta. Any help is welcome! :) Rehman 09:22, 29 ජූලි 2017 (යූටීසී)

RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"[සංස්කරණය]

There is currently a RfC open on Meta regarding "requiring those involved with paid editing on Wikipedia to link on their user page to all other active accounts through which they advertise paid Wikipedia editing business."

Note this is to apply to Wikipedia and not necessarily other sister projects, this is only to apply to websites where people are specifically advertising that they will edit Wikipedia for pay and not any other personal, professional, or social media accounts a person may have.

Please comment on meta. Thanks. Send on behalf of User:Doc James.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:06, 17 සැප්තැම්බර් 2017 (යූටීසී)

Discussion on synced reading lists[සංස්කරණය]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:35, 20 සැප්තැම්බර් 2017 (යූටීසී)

Changes to the global ban policy[සංස්කරණය]

Hello. Some changes to the community global ban policy have been proposed. Your comments are welcome at m:Requests for comment/Improvement of global ban policy. Please translate this message to your language, if needed. Cordially. Matiia (Matiia) 00:34, 12 නොවැම්බර් 2017 (යූටීසී)

New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers[සංස්කරණය]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:07, 20 නොවැම්බර් 2017 (යූටීසී)

Call for Wikimania 2018 Scholarships[සංස්කරණය]

Hi all,

We wanted to inform you that scholarship applications for Wikimania 2018 which is being held in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18–22, 2018 are now being accepted. Applications are open until Monday, 22 January 2018 23:59 UTC.

Applicants will be able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared accommodation, and conference registration fees as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation. A partial scholarship will cover conference registration fees and shared accommodation. Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, who will determine which applications are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2018 scholarships, please visit: wm2018:Scholarships.

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on: https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply

It is highly recommended that applicants review all the material on the Scholarships page and the associated FAQ before submitting an application. If you have any questions, please contact: wikimania-scholarships at wikimedia.org or leave a message at: wm2018:Talk:Scholarships. Please help us spread the word and translate pages!

Best regards, David Richfield and Martin Rulsch for the Scholarship Committee 19:24, 20 දෙසැම්බර් 2017 (යූටීසී)

User group for Military Historians[සංස්කරණය]


"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:46, 21 දෙසැම්බර් 2017 (යූටීසී)