විකිපීඩියා:කෝපි කඩේ (miscellaneous)

කෝපි කඩේ: ප්‍රතිපත්තිතාක්ෂණිකයෝජනා (ප්‍රස්ථීතික)පරීක්ෂණාගාරයඅනෙකුත්
පනින්න: පටුනට | පළමු සංවාදයට | පිටුවේ අන්තිමට




Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019සංස්කරණය

Please help translate to your language

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!

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:13, 27 දෙසැම්බර් 2018 (යූටීසී)

FileExporter beta featureසංස්කරණය

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 ජනවාරි 2019 (යූටීසී)

No editing for 30 minutes on 17 Januaryසංස්කරණය

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 ජනවාරි 2019 (යූටීසී)

Talk to us about talkingසංස්කරණය

Trizek (WMF) 15:01, 21 පෙබරවාරි 2019 (යූටීසී)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2019)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 on the Library Card platform:

  • Kinige – Primarily Indian-language ebooks - 10 books per month
  • Gale – Times Digital Archive collection added (covering 1785-2013)
  • JSTOR – New applications now being taken again

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Baylor University Press, Taylor & Francis, Cairn, Annual Reviews and Bloomsbury. You can request new partnerships on our Suggestions page.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 17:40, 13 මාර්තු 2019 (යූටීසී)

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.

Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 Aprilසංස්කරණය

10:56, 8 අප්‍රේල් 2019 (යූටීසී)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestසංස්කරණය

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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) (talk) 17:35, 12 අප්‍රේල් 2019 (යූටීසී)

Editing News #1—July 2019සංස්කරණය

18:32, 23 ජූලි 2019 (යූටීසී)

New tools and IP maskingසංස්කරණය

14:18, 21 අගෝස්තු 2019 (යූටීසී)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just startedසංස්කරණය

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 සැප්තැම්බර් 2019 (යූටීසී)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements projectසංස්කරණය

07:18, 16 ඔක්තෝබර් 2019 (යූටීසී)

Beta feature "Reference Previews"සංස්කරණය

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:47, 23 ඔක්තෝබර් 2019 (යූටීසී)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pagesසංස්කරණය

11:12, 29 ඔක්තෝබර් 2019 (යූටීසී)

Wikipedia Asian Month 2019සංස්කරණය

Please help translate to your language

Wikipedia Asian Month is back! We wish you all the best of luck for the contest. The basic guidelines of the contest can be found on your local page of Wikipedia Asian Month. For more information, refer to our Meta page for organizers.

Looking forward to meet the next ambassadors for Wikipedia Asian Month 2019!

For additional support for organizing offline event, contact our international team on wiki or on email. We would appreciate the translation of this message in the local language by volunteer translators. Thank you!

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:57, 31 ඔක්තෝබර් 2019 (යූටීසී)

Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contestසංස්කරණය

In consideration of a week-long internet block in Iran, Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 contest has been extended for a week past November. The articles submitted till 7th December 2019, 23:59 UTC will be accepted by the fountain tools of the participating wikis.

Please help us translate and spread this message in your local language.

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:16, 27 නොවැම්බර් 2019 (යූටීසී)

Wiki Loves Folkloreසංස්කරණය

Hello Folks,

Wiki Loves Love is back again in 2020 iteration as Wiki Loves Folklore from 1 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020. Join us to celebrate the local cultural heritage of your region with the theme of folklore in the international photography contest at Wikimedia Commons. Images, videos and audios representing different forms of folk cultures and new forms of heritage that haven’t otherwise been documented so far are welcome submissions in Wiki Loves Folklore. Learn more about the contest at Meta-Wiki and Commons.

Kind regards,
Wiki Loves Folklore International Team
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk)
sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:15, 18 ජනවාරි 2020 (යූටීසී)

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2020සංස්කරණය

Wiki Loves Women is back with the 2020 edition. Join us to celebrate women and queer community in Folklore theme and enrich Wikipedia with the local culture of your region. Happening from 1 February-31 March, Wiki Loves Women South Asia welcomes the articles created on folk culture and gender. The theme of the contest includes, but is not limited to, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklores, witches and witch hunting, fairytales and more). You can learn more about the scope and the prizes at the project page.

Best wishes,

Wiki Loves Women Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:52, 19 ජනවාරි 2020 (යූටීසී)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Projectසංස්කරණය

Hello

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 22 ජනවාරි 2020 (යූටීසී)

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pagesසංස්කරණය

Sorry, for writing this text in English. If you could help to translate it, it would be appreciated.

You might know the new interface for edit conflicts (currently a beta feature). Now, Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional interface to solve edit conflicts on talk pages. This interface is shown to you when you write on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment. We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature. Let us know what you think on our central feedback page! -- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) 14:15, 26 පෙබරවාරි 2020 (යූටීසී)

Admin accessසංස්කරණය

Ayubowan! I intend to request sysop access at Meta in about a week, mainly to work with media files on siwiki:

  • Delete clearly copyrighted files (some examples), and replace uses with suitable Commons alternatives
  • Move suitable files to Wikimedia Commons via FileImporter Extension (pending documentation at MediaWiki)
  • Improve licensing templates (i.e. accessibility and formatting), and license conversion (i.e. during export)

After a week, the request will be completed at Meta considering that there is only one active admin here, and no bureaucrats. WP:RFA was not used due to the same reason, and also because it was never used before (i.e. only a direct translation from enwiki). Please feel free to share any concerns below. Thank you! Rehman 03:19, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)

I strongly disagree with this. If you have the ability to note down the files with copyright issues you can tag them for deletion. Since currently there is no backlog on the subject I personally can manage the deletion requests. Is there a need to have sysop access for the other tasks? --Lee (talk) 06:32, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)
There's no backlog because you are probably the most active user here and the only admin around; there is no one else to tag or review. Have you seen the files in the link above, and their sources/licences? Appreciate if you can substantiate your disagreement. Rehman 07:14, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)
We've had issues in the past where people from English Wikipedia coming in an using bulldozing approach to apply their theories here. Therefore we do not trust people with sysop rights that easily. I believe you have misunderstood what I meant earlier. I disagree on you getting sysop access here but not on the rest.--Lee (talk) 08:18, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)
Hi, සැකිල්ල:U! Not to step on any toes but is there any opposition to deleting some of the obvious copyvios? I noticed that many of the problematic files, which are clearly not own work as indicated by the uploads licensing come from one account. Here is an example. Praxidicae (talk) 14:07, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)
Hello Lee, there are many files that are copyrightvio here and do not have appropirate license. Praxidicae is a Global sysop and she can help in this situation. she doesn't need local adminship for clean up since the wiki is already within scope so letting her help here will be good for project. Thank you.-BRPever (talk) 14:27, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)
Why is it so important for you to exercise your admin rights here? You have a way to help us by tagging them. But you do not want to do that; right? We have two admins here and of them one is very active at the moment. Doesn't that count? --Lee (talk) 18:24, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)
Hello, the important thing for all of us is to solve the issue, regardless if ourself, or with your help. We can obviously tag all of the files, but you can see many examples in this discussion and you can equally handle them without tagging. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:37, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)
One major issue I faced was deciding whether a file is a copyvio. Is "Files with no machine-readable license" enough?--Lee (talk) 18:46, 31 මාර්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)
I usually use images.google.com to search for the particular image and look if it appears somewhere else as well. If so, it should have an OTRS confirmation on file. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:10, 1 අප්‍රේල් 2020 (යූටීසී)
That's the same thing I used to do sometime back. But that is very time consuming and not practical for me. But if someone can do that and tag it for deletion with proper information, then it is a totally different story. --Lee (talk) 15:35, 1 අප්‍රේල් 2020 (යූටීසී)
I found this file tagged for deletion for copyright violation. However I couldn't find any obvious indication on the file that it is so. I asked the person regarding the tagging but no reply there. So far our normal practice has been to delete copyright violations after pointing out the proof. This is one good example why I oppose people who are not involved in our project exercising their admin rights here. --Lee (talk) 17:35, 18 අප්‍රේල් 2020 (යූටීසී)
That is a professionally-taken photo with no listed source or author, no proof it is under that license, and in the event that ChanakaW (the uploader) is the person who took that photo, then they have very probably been engaging in paid editing. The onus of proof for a license is on the uploader; we assume all things are copyrighted until proof is presented to the contrary. This is why c:COM:OTRS‘s permissions queues exist. Vermont (talk) 14:28, 23 ජූලි 2020 (යූටීසී)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion toolsසංස්කරණය

19:25, 8 අප්‍රේල් 2020 (යූටීසී)

Template:Indo-Aryan wikipediaසංස්කරණය

Could somebody translate this navigation template of Indo-Aryan wikipedia to your wikipedia?Indo-Aryan wikipedia:Template:--Kaiyr (talk) 12:27, 22 අප්‍රේල් 2020 (යූටීසී)

Editing news 2020 #2සංස්කරණය

20:33, 17 ජූනි 2020 (යූටීසී)

Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photosසංස්කරණය

This is to invite you to join the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) campaign to help improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win prizes. The campaign starts today 1st July 2020 and closes 31st August 2020.

The campaign primarily aims at using images from Wikimedia Commons on Wikipedia articles that are lacking images. Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

Please visit the campaign page to learn more about the WPWP Campaign.

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 08:24, 1 ජූලි 2020 (යූටීසී)

feel free to translate this message to your local language when this helps your community

Feedback on movement namesසංස්කරණය

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language if necessary. Thank you!

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 19:42, 2 ජූලි 2020 (යූටීසී)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Editing news 2020 #3සංස්කරණය

12:55, 9 ජූලි 2020 (යූටීසී)

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipediaසංස්කරණය

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 20:10, 9 ජූලි 2020 (යූටීසී) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC): we want to hear from you.සංස්කරණය

Question about a Wikimedia user group name in Sinhalaසංස්කරණය

Hello!

I'm a part of the Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong and am looking to see what the name would be in Sinhala as Hong Kong has some people of Sinhalese descent. May I ask what the name of this group would be in Sinhala? WhisperToMe (talk) 18:03, 25 ජූලි 2020 (යූටීසී)

There is an answer at Shwetha's talk page. --Lee (talk) 05:37, 5 අගෝස්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)

Technical Wishes: FileExporter and FileImporter become default features on all Wikisසංස්කරණය

Max Klemm (WMDE) 09:14, 6 අගෝස්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)

Important: maintenance operation on September 1stසංස්කරණය

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:49, 26 අගෝස්තු 2020 (යූටීසී)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Now Available (September 2020)සංස්කරණය


Hello Wikimedians!

 
The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:

Many other partnerships are listed on our partners page, including Adam Matthew, EBSCO, Gale and JSTOR.

A significant portion of our collection now no longer requires individual applications to access! Read more in our recent blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 09:49, 3 සැප්තැම්බර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Invitation to participate in the conversationසංස්කරණය

Wiki of functions naming contestසංස්කරණය

21:22, 29 සැප්තැම්බර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubricසංස්කරණය

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language.

Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees starts two calls for feedback. One is about changes to the Bylaws mainly to increase the Board size from 10 to 16 members. The other one is about a trustee candidate rubric to introduce new, more effective ways to evaluate new Board candidates. The Board welcomes your comments through 26 October. For more details, check the full announcement.

Thank you! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:17, 7 ඔක්තෝබර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

New Beta Feature next weekසංස්කරණය

Please help translate to your language.

The Editing team is working on mw:Talk pages project/replying. The Reply tool is one result of the big mw:Talk pages consultation 2019. Editing is planning to offer the Reply tool to your community as a Beta Feature soon, probably on Wednesday, 14 October. The Reply tool has been used to make more than 25,000 comments at about 20 wikis so far.

The Editing team is particularly interested in learning how well this works for you, especially if you have trouble typing comments.

Here's what you need to know:

If you have questions or concerns about this Beta Feature, please contact me. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 04:32, 10 ඔක්තෝබර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

You can test the Reply tool on this page: https://si.wikipedia.org/wiki/විකිපීඩියා:කෝපි_කඩේ_(miscellaneous)?dtenable=1 Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 04:32, 10 ඔක්තෝබර් 2020 (යූටීසී)
The Beta Feature is available now in Special:Preferences. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:11, 14 ඔක්තෝබර් 2020 (යූටීසී)
නියමයි! Lee (talk) 00:29, 15 ඔක්තෝබර් 2020 (යූටීසී)
Thank you for trying it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 15:53, 15 ඔක්තෝබර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27සංස්කරණය

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:11, 21 ඔක්තෝබර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2සංස්කරණය

22:10, 5 නොවැම්බර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021සංස්කරණය

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:09, 20 නොවැම්බර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

Global bot policy proposal: invitation to a Meta discussionසංස්කරණය

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlistසංස්කරණය

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11thසංස්කරණය

Community Wishlist Survey 2021සංස්කරණය

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

00:52, 15 දෙසැම්බර් 2020 (යූටීසී)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Eventසංස්කරණය

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

Wikimania will be a virtual event this year, and hosted by a wide group of community members. Whenever the next in-person large gathering is possible again, the ESEAP Core Organizing Team will be in charge of it. Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved in the planning process and other aspects of the event. Please read the longer version of this announcement on wikimedia-l.

ESEAP Core Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Events Team, 15:16, 27 ජනවාරි 2021 (යූටීසී)

Project Grant Open Callසංස්කරණය

This is the announcement for the Project Grants program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021.
This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.

For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us if you would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021!

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrantsසැකිල්ල:Atwikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:01, 28 ජනවාරි 2021 (යූටීසී)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now (February 2021)සංස්කරණය

Hello Wikimedians!

 
The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up to access research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Taxmann – Taxation and law database
  • PNAS – Official journal of the National Academy of Sciences
  • EBSCO – New Arabic and Spanish language databases added

We have a wide array of other collections available, and a significant number now no longer require individual applications to access! Read more in our blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

--12:57, 1 පෙබරවාරි 2021 (යූටීසී)

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back!සංස්කරණය

Please help translate to your language

You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 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 28th of February.

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.

Please support us in translating the project page and a banner message to help us spread the word in your native language.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:25, 6 පෙබරවාරි 2021 (යූටීසී)

Feminism & Folklore 1 February - 31 Marchසංස්කරණය

Please help translate to your language

Greetings!

You are invited to participate in Feminism and Folklore writing contest. This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia. folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc.

You can help us in enriching the folklore documentation on Wikipedia from your region by creating or improving articles centered on folklore around the world, including, but not limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch-hunting, fairy tales and more. You can contribute to new articles or translate from the list of suggested articles here.

You can also support us in translating the project page and help us spread the word in your native language.

Learn more about the contest and prizes from our project page. Thank you.

Feminism and Folklore team,

Joy Agyepong (talk) 02:40, 16 පෙබරවාරි 2021 (යූටීසී)

Wikifunctions logo contestසංස්කරණය

01:47, 2 මාර්තු 2021 (යූටීසී)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultationsසංස්කරණය

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2සංස්කරණය

Please help translate to your language

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement and all its projects. The project is currently in Phase 2, outlining clear enforcement pathways. You can read more about the whole project on its project page.

Drafting Committee: Call for applicationsසංස්කරණය

The Wikimedia Foundation is recruiting volunteers to join a committee to draft how to make the code enforceable. Volunteers on the committee will commit between 2 and 6 hours per week from late April through July and again in October and November. It is important that the committee be diverse and inclusive, and have a range of experiences, including both experienced users and newcomers, and those who have received or responded to, as well as those who have been falsely accused of harassment.

To apply and learn more about the process, see Universal Code of Conduct/Drafting committee.

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translatorsසංස්කරණය

From 5 April – 5 May 2021 there will be conversations on many Wikimedia projects about how to enforce the UCoC. We are looking for volunteers to translate key material, as well as to help host consultations on their own languages or projects using suggested key questions. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles, please contact us in whatever language you are most comfortable.

To learn more about this work and other conversations taking place, see Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations.

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) 22:06, 5 අප්‍රේල් 2021 (යූටීසී)

Global bot policy changesසංස්කරණය

Line numbering coming soon to all wikisසංස්කරණය

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 15:09, 12 අප්‍රේල් 2021 (යූටීසී)

Suggested Valuesසංස්කරණය

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) 14:08, 22 අප්‍රේල් 2021 (යූටීසී)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1සංස්කරණය

Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 1, June 2021Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the first issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code, and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.

Please note, this is the first issue of UCoC Newsletter which is delivered to all subscribers and projects as an announcement of the initiative. If you want the future issues delivered to your talk page, village pumps, or any specific pages you find appropriate, you need to subscribe here.

You can help us by translating the newsletter issues in your languages to spread the news and create awareness of the new conduct to keep our beloved community safe for all of us. Please add your name here if you want to be informed of the draft issue to translate beforehand. Your participation is valued and appreciated.

  • Affiliate consultations – Wikimedia affiliates of all sizes and types were invited to participate in the UCoC affiliate consultation throughout March and April 2021. (continue reading)
  • 2021 key consultations – The Wikimedia Foundation held enforcement key questions consultations in April and May 2021 to request input about UCoC enforcement from the broader Wikimedia community. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable discussions – The UCoC facilitation team hosted two 90-minute-long public roundtable discussions in May 2021 to discuss UCoC key enforcement questions. More conversations are scheduled. (continue reading)
  • Phase 2 drafting committee – The drafting committee for the phase 2 of the UCoC started their work on 12 May 2021. Read more about their work. (continue reading)
  • Diff blogs – The UCoC facilitators wrote several blog posts based on interesting findings and insights from each community during local project consultation that took place in the 1st quarter of 2021. (continue reading)

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:06, 11 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

Cleaning up filesසංස්කරණය

Hi! I'm working on files globally and I noticed that the global license update of GFDL from 2009 has not been completed because ප්‍රවර්ගය:Wikipedia license migration candidates have 1,654 files. GFDL is not a good license for photos for example so it should not be used for new photos and existing photos should be relicensed if possible.

Anyway I noticed that many of the files seems to be uploaded by shared accounts and for security reasons and other reasons that is not a good idea. Also I noticed that many of the photos does not have a good source and author. Some photos also seems to be taken from the internet and therefore copyvios.

According to wmf:Resolution:Licensing_policy all files must have a valid license. It can either be a free license or a non-free license if the wiki have an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP).

A valid license include a trustworthy source and author. A source can be a statement like "I took this photo" or a link to a website. An author can be the user name if uploader is the photographer or it can be "NASA" if the photo is taken from NASA's website. Therefore all free files should use {{තොරතුරු}} and all relevant fields should be filled out.

If files do not have meta data (EXIF) then it is a sign to be careful. At least if the file is not from 2004 for example. And if a user have uploaded many bad files then it is a reason to be even more careful.

To protect Wikipedia we should delete files if we do not feel confident that the file is licensed valid under a free license. So if a user uploaded 20 files and 10 are found to be copyvios then the safe thing would be to delete all the files.

That is where shared accounts is a big problem. Because what do we do if a shared account is used by 10 different persons and just 1 upload bad files? Well since we can't tell who uploaded what files then we can't trust the source.

According to {{UOC}} "The uploader asserts that they have permission to upload this material under the GFDL or other compatible license". But the problem is that GFDL require that "All previous authors of the work must be attributed.". So how do we do that when the uploader have not specified who the photographer is? That is simply not possible and it violates the terms of GFDL.

So what to do? --MGA73 (talk) 07:51, 14 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

How do other projects handle the same issue? Lee (talk) 14:43, 14 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)
@Lee: That depends. Many wikis have standard templates and use Twinkle to add them. So if I see a file without a license, a source or a permission I just click a few times and if uploader do not fix the problem the file is deleted 7 days later. There are also wikis that do not like to delete files so there it is going very slow (sometimes years). A few have decided not to spend hundreds of hours to clean up so they have mass deleted files.
The best is to make sure that all new files are checked and uploader is asked if something is missing. There is a much bigger chance to save the files if files are monitored daily.
Personally I like to start with files without a license and files with a free license. As far as I can tell there are not many files without a license and if Category:සියලු නිදහස් මාධ්‍යය‎ is complete then there is 2,268 free files. You can click this link to see who uploaded (1,661 is uploaded by one user).
It would be possible to add {{තොරතුරු}} to all files and then ask the uploaders if they would please fill in the missing information. That might be easier for users because then the correct template is there and they only have to add the information. But the chances are not good for users that have not been editing for many years. --MGA73 (talk) 17:50, 14 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)
That one user was used by University of Colombo to counter some issue they faced. I don't think that project is active anymore. Do we lack those templates to tag offending files in this project? Lee (talk) 02:08, 15 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

@Lee: The templates could be copied from English Wikipedia:

I do not know if they exist here under different names.

The good thing with templates is that they are easy to use and if they are translated they can explain to the uploader what the problem is.

I think the account from University of Colombo is a challenge. Because usually we judge a user by the edits. If the edits are good then we trust the user and if the edit is bad we do not trust the user. Here we have an account that is used by users that made good edits and users that made bad edits. I can think of no easy way for us to separate the good from the bad edits on a joined account.

I picked some random files yesterday and used google and tineye to look for other versions on the internet. As you noticed I found some internetfiles uploaded from that account. So we know that some of the uploads are internetfiles (copyvios).

My suggestion is that you first look at විශේෂ:හාවිතා_නොවන_රූප (unused files) and delete those that does not look like photos taken by the uploader. There is no reason to spend too much time to check for other versions on the internet if the file is not in use and is low resolution.

My guess is that in many cases it is easy to replace the files in use by better versions from Commons (find them via English Wikipedia for example). A photo of a lion or an elephant is easy to replace. So I would not spend time to save a low res photo if it is easy to replace.

Once all the unused and replacable files are deleted then you will have some left that are not easy to replace. Next step could be to check 50 files that you think may be own work via google and tineye to see if there are other version online. That should give you an idea if there are many copyvios or not. After that you can decide if it is worth spending all that time to check the uploads or if it is better to simply delete all uploads.

I know it will be a big work to check. I have done it earlier on other wikis. It is so much easier if more users will get involved. I do not speak the language so I need Google Translate to read anything. So I hope local users can assist in the cleanup. --MGA73 (talk) 09:38, 15 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

It seems those templates are already available in this project. I also created the missing redirects. I hope now if someone wants to help they can use Twinkle. Lee (talk) 16:34, 15 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)
Great! That will be good for any new files. But tagging the files where the uploader is no longer active will not work. --MGA73 (talk) 17:10, 15 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

I just noticed that there are some "dead" files like ගොනුව:Justice.png with no license. Because they have not been "touched" for many years they do not show up en categories or on my list of files without a license. I'm using by bot to "touch" them so the database is forced to update the categories. Normally that will not be visible but in a few cases that may result in an edit like Special:Diff/484229. So please do not block the bot unless it suddenly goes crazy. --MGA73 (talk) 17:48, 15 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

It does not seem to work as good as it should so I changed strategy. Now I put the files in ප්‍රවර්ගය:No license. I think the best is to do it without a bot flag because it is more likely that user will notice if the edit is not hidden. --MGA73 (talk) 18:09, 15 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)
Okay all done now: There are 472 files in Category:No license, 2,258 files in Category:සියලු නිදහස් මාධ්‍යය‎ and 885 files in Category:සියළු නො-නිදහස් මාධ්‍ය. That is a total of 3,615 files. According to Special:Statistics there are 3,614 files. The difference of 1 file is a file where there is no image but a file page with a text. My bot added No license category on that file page. Just delete it and problem is solved. --MGA73 (talk) 19:15, 15 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

The user is honest about the uploads: විශේෂ:රූප_ලැයිස්තුව/Asintha.IQURE.UOC. But sadly internet files are not suitable for Wikipedia. So these uploads should be deleted. --MGA73 (talk) 19:23, 15 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

Wikimania 2021: Individual Program Submissionsසංස්කරණය

Dear all,

Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team (COT) for Wikimania 2021.

Event Program - Individuals or a group of individuals can submit their session proposals to be a part of the program. There will be translation support for sessions provided in a number of languages. See more information here.

Below are some links to guide you through;

Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.

Announcements- To keep up to date with the developments around Wikimania, the COT sends out weekly updates. You can view them in the Announcement section here.

Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.

Best regards,

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:18, 16 ජූනි 2021 (යූටීසී)

On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team