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ଆଲୋଚନା ସଭାଟି ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନରେ ଲେଖା ଲେଖି କରୁଥିବା ଲୋକଙ୍କ ଭିତରେ ଆଲୋଚନା କରିବା ପାଇଁ ତିଆରି କରାଯାଇଛି ।
Just to inform you that the first letter of a template name should be lowercase here in wiktionary unlike wikipedia. Make sure when you create a template the first letter of the template should be lowercase. And the documentation format is different. So please try to follow the wiktionary format. Thank You. -ansuman
ଆମ୍ଭେ ଏକ ନୂଆ ଲୋଗୋ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକି ଅଭିଧାନ ନିମନ୍ତେ ଗଢ଼ିଛୁ ଯାହା ଆପଣମାନଙ୍କର ଅନୁମୋଦନରେ ହିଁ ପ୍ରକାଶିତ ହେବ, ତେଣୁ ନିଜର ମତାମତ ଏଠାରେ କ୍ଲିକ କରି ଦିଅନ୍ତୁ । Please give your view for the new logo for Odia Wiktionary by clicking here.
I propose to allow bots to automaticly add interwiki links. There are too many wiktionary projects to do it by hand. Carsrac ୧୫:୦୯, ୫ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୧୧ (UTC)
The official request is on Project:Bot policy. I have to do by the offical way so that the stewards can understand and follow this discussion so please keep it in English. The main reason is that of the special status of this re-opened wiktionary. No bots can make an edit here, unless there is local support to open this wiktionary also for bot-users. Carsrac ୧୫:୧୭, ୫ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୧୧ (UTC)
Bot flag for GedawyBot[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
I will make another request on meta. Thank you.--M.Gedawy ୧୭:୩୯, ୧୬ ଫେବୁଆରି ୨୦୧୨ (UTC)
Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. In particular, this policy allows stewards to automatically flag known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable), which form the vast majority of such requests. The policy also enables global bots on this wiki (if this page says that is acceptable), which are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots.
This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. Please read the text at m:Bot policy before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement it soon if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests.
One year Oriya Wiktionary[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
Hello Oriya Wiktionary editors,
We prepared some questions about what we would like to know. Feel free to answer as many of them as you like.
ଉଇକି ଅଭିଧାନରେ ନୂଆ ଲେଖା ଯୋଡିବା ଏବଂ ପରିଚାଳନା ନିମିତ୍ତ ଆଲୋଚନା[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ପ୍ରିୟ ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଉଇକି ଅଭିଧାନରେ ଲେଖା ଯୋଡିବା ପାଇଁ ଆଗରୁ ବହୁତ ଆଲୋଚନା ହୋଇସାରିଛି । ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଉପାୟ ଖୋଜାଯାଇଛି ଯାହାଦ୍ୱାରା ଲେଖାଗୁଡିକୁ ସହଜରେ ବହି କିମ୍ବା ଅନ୍ୟାନ୍ୟ ବାହାର ଲେଖାରୁ ଅଣା ଯାଇ ପାରିବ । କିନ୍ତୁ ଏ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଗୋଟିଏ ଅନଲାଇନ ଉତ୍ସ ମିଳୁନଥିଲା ଯାହା ପାଇଁ ଉଇକିଆଭିଧାନରେ ଲେଖା ସଂଖ୍ୟା ବଢି ପାରୁତ୍ନଥିଲା ଏବେ ପୂର୍ଣଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଭାଷାକୋଷର ଏକ ଅନଲାଇନ ସଂସ୍କରଣ ଉପଲବ୍ଧ ଥିବାରୁ ସଭିଙ୍କୁ ଏହା ଉପରେ କାମ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଅନୁରୋଧ କରାଯାଉଅଛି । ସେଥିରୁ କପି କରି ତାହାର ନକଲକୁ ଏଠି ପକାଇ ପାରିବା । ତେଣୁ ସମସ୍ତେ ଏହି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରେ ସାମିଲ ହୁଅନ୍ତୁ ଏବଂ ଏକ ପୂର୍ଣାଙ୍ଗ ଭାଷକୋଷ ତିଆରି କରିବାର ଭାଗୀଦାର ହୁଅନ୍ତୁ । ଏହା ଛଡା ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନର ପରିଚାଳନା ପାଇଁ ଇଛୁକ ଥିବା ସଭ୍ୟ ମାନେ ନିଜର ମତ ଦେଇପାରିବେ ।--Jnanaranjan sahu (ମୋ ଆଲୋଚନା) ୦୭:୫୧, ୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୧୩ (UTC)
ପରିଚାଳକ ପାଇଁ ଆବେଦନ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ବଟ୍ ବ୍ୟବହାରକରି ନୂଆ ଶବ୍ଦ ଲେଖା[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ବଟ ଦ୍ଵାରା ଇଣ୍ଟର୍ନେଟରେ ଉପଲବ୍ଧ ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଭାଷାକୋଷରୁ ଶବ୍ଦ କପି କରି ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନକୁ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ କରିବାପାଇଁ ଚାହୁଁଛି । ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଭାଷାକୋଷ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷାରେ ଥିବା ସର୍ବବୃହତ ଅଭିଧାନ ଅଟେ ଓ ଏହାର ସ୍ଵତ୍ତ୍ଵାଧିକାର ମଧ୍ୟ ସରିଯାଇଥିବାରୁ କପି କରିବାରେ କୌଣସି ଅସୁବିଧା ନାହିଁ । ମୁଁ ପରୀକ୍ଷାମୂଳକ ଭାବେ କିଛି ତିଆରି କରିଛି । ଯଦି ଏଥିରେ କିଛି ବଦଳ ଚାହୁଁଥାନ୍ତି କିମ୍ବା କାହାର କିଛି ଆପତ୍ତି ଥାଏ ଜଣାଇବା ପାଇଁ ଅନୁରୋଧ ।--ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ (ମୋ ଆଲୋଚନା) ୧୨:୩୯, ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୧୪ (UTC)
ପ୍ରଧାନ ପୃଷ୍ଠାରେ ବଦଳ ନିମନ୍ତେ ଅନୁରୋଧ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
କେହି ପରିଚାଳକ ପ୍ରଧାନପୃଷ୍ଠାର ନିମ୍ନୋକ୍ତ କୋଡ ବଦଳାଇବା ପାଇଁ ଅନୁରୋଧ -
ବଟ୍ ଦ୍ଵାରା ତିଆରି ଲେଖା ପାଇଁ ନୂଆ ଡିଜାଇନ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ଉଇକି ଅଭିଧାନରେ ବଟ ଦ୍ଵାରା ତିଆରି ଲେଖା ଗୁଡିକ ପାଇଁ ନୂଆ ଡିଜାଇନଟିଏ କରାଯାଇଛି - ଶ୍ରେଣୀ:ବଟ ତିଆରି ୩
ଭାଷାକୋଷରୁ ଏଥିରେ ସିଧାସଳଖ ଲେଖା କପି ନହୋଇ କିଛି ସଜେଇ ହେଇ ରହିବ । ପୂର୍ବରୁ ତିନୋଟି ପର୍ଯ୍ୟାୟରେ ଯେଉଁ କାମ ହେଉଥିଲା ତାହା ଥରକେରେ ହେବ ଆଉ ସାଧାରଣ ବନାନ ଭୁଲ (ଯ - ୟ / ୱ - ବ) ସଂପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଦୂର ହେବ । ତେବେ ନୂଆ ଡିଜାଇନ୍କୁ ଭଲ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଯଦି କାହାର କିଛି ମତାମତ ଥାଏ ଜଣେଇବେ । ଏଥିରେ "(ଦେଖ)" ପାଖରେ ଲିଙ୍କ ଏବଂ ହିନ୍ଦୀ/ବଙ୍ଗାଳୀ ଭାଷା ଲିଙ୍କ ଆପେ ଆପେ ଆସିବ, ଯଥା - ଗଇଁଠାଗଅଁଠି ଇତ୍ୟାଦି ।--ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ (ମୋ ଆଲୋଚନା) ୧୦:୪୬, ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୧୪ (UTC)
Hello,— ୧୭:୩୬, ୧୪ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୧୪ (UTC)
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ShitiBot କୁ ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନ ରେ ସମ୍ମତି ଦେବାପାଇଁ ଆବେଦନ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ShitiBot କୁ ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନରେ ଅନୁମୋଦିତ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ସମର୍ଥନ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ । ଏହା ଦ୍ଵାରା ନଗଦ ବଦଳରେ ବଟ୍ ସମ୍ପାଦନା ଦେଖାଯିବନି ଏବଂ ବ୍ୟବହାରକାରୀଙ୍କ ଦ୍ଵାରା ହେଉଥିବା ବଦଳକୁ ପରଖା ଯାଇପାରିବ ।
wiktionary ନେମସ୍ପେସ ଅନୁବାଦ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିଆଭିଧାନରେ ଥିବା "Wiktionary" ନେମସ୍ପେସ ଟିକୁ "ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନ" ଭାବେ ଅନୁବାଦ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଏକ ବଗ୍ ଫାଇଲ କରାଯାଇଛି । ତେବେ କମ୍ୟୁନିଟି ମତାମତ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ଅଟେ । ସଭିଙ୍କୁ ନିଜ ନିଜ ମତାମତ ଦେବା ପାଇଁ ଅନୁରୋଧ ।--ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ (ମୋ ଆଲୋଚନା) ୧୭:୫୬, ୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୧୫ (UTC)
ନେମସ୍ପେସ ଗଠନ ଓ ଅନୁବାଦ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନରେ ଶବ୍ଦ ସଂଖ୍ୟା ଦିନକୁ ଦିନ ବୃଦ୍ଧି ପାଉଥିବାରୁ, ଏହାକୁ ନୂଆ ପାଠକମାନଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ବ୍ୟବହାର ଉପଯୋଗୀ କରିବାକୁ ହେବ । ଖୋଜିବାରେ ସୁବିଧା କରିବାପାଇଁ କିଛି ନୂଆ ନେମସ୍ପେସ ଗଠନ କରିବାକୁ ହେବ । ଏହା ଇଂରାଜୀ ଉଇକିରେ ଅଛି । 'ସୂଚୀ' (index) ଓ ଅନ୍ୟଟି 'ଆଧାର' (citation) । ଏ ବାବଦରେ କିଛି ମନ୍ତବ୍ୟ ଥିଲେ ଜଣେଇବାକୁ ଅନୁରୋଧ ।--ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ (ମୋ ଆଲୋଚନା) ୧୮:୪୦, ୩ ମଇ ୨୦୧୫ (UTC)
ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନରେ ShortURL ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ସଚଳ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ସଭିଙ୍କ ମତାମତ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ । ଏହି ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ଆଗରୁ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡିଆରେ ସଚଳ ହୋଇସାରିଛି । ଏହି ଛୋଟ ଇଉଆରଏଲ କୁ ଆମେ ଇମେଲ ସୋସିଆଲ ମିଡ଼ିଆ ଆଦିରେ ବ୍ୟବହାର କରିପାରିବା ।--ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ (ମୋ ଆଲୋଚନା) ୦୩:୪୭, ୨୭ ଜୁନ ୨୦୧୫ (UTC)
Jnanabot କୁ ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନ ରେ ସମ୍ମତି ଦେବାପାଇଁ ଆବେଦନ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
Jnanabot କୁ ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନରେ ଅନୁମୋଦିତ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ସମର୍ଥନ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ । ଏହା ଦ୍ଵାରା ନଗଦ ବଦଳରେ ବଟ୍ ସମ୍ପାଦନା ଦେଖାଯିବନି ଏବଂ ବ୍ୟବହାରକାରୀଙ୍କ ଦ୍ଵାରା ହେଉଥିବା ବଦଳକୁ ପରଖା ଯାଇପାରିବ ।
Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ଦୟାକରି ନିଜ ଭାଷାରେ ଅନୁବାଦ କରିବାରେ ସାହାଯ୍ୟ କରନ୍ତୁ
Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki which you may seen already in the Tech News. Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). This will be enabled as a feature in the soon for all users, which can be turned on or off using a preference setting. We look forward to your feedback and please do let us know if you have any questions. Details about Compact Language Links can be read in the project documentation.
Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. The main announcement can also be translated on this page. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-୧୩:୦୬, ୨୯ ଜୁନ ୨୦୧୬ (UTC)
Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ଦୟାକରି ନିଜ ଭାଷାରେ ଅନୁବାଦ କରିବାରେ ସାହାଯ୍ୟ କରନ୍ତୁ
Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.
From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages
The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).
Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-୦୩:୦୫, ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୧୬ (UTC)
Columns for references[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]୧୮:୨୩, ୧ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୧୭ (UTC)
Heads-up about a technical change affecting this wiki[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ହେଲୋ. ଦୟାକରି ନିଜ ଭାଷାରେ ଅନୁବାଦ କରିବାରେ ସାହାଯ୍ୟ କରନ୍ତୁ. ସାଧୁବାଦ!
In July 2017, the Wikimedia Foundation announced the intention to replace Tidy with RemexHTML across the Wikimedia cluster by July 2018. In order to make this switch, a number of broken wikitext patterns were identified that required fixing on wikis, highlighted via the high priority categories in the Linter extension.
While still planning to finish turning off Tidy in July 2018, doing early switches of wikis from Tidy to Remex will let us identify any lingering issues that are not already caught by the linter categories and our QA testing. We are encouraging big wikis that have worked hard to switch sooner, for example.
Since your wiki has zero high-priority errors, we think that it is ready to switch from Tidy to Remex. To be clear, if we notice problems (or if the wiki requests it), we will revert the change, after identifying the source of the problem. If you notice any incorrect rendering, you can use
We are suggesting 5 December 2017 as the possible date for the switch to happen, so there would still be plenty of time to fix any issues before the holidays start. We look forward to hearing any concerns you would have with this plan, and about how we can help make this transition as smooth as possible: if you have any comments, please remember to ping me personally to make sure I notice and address them, otherwise we will assume this message is acknowledged and the deadline works for your community.
Best, mw:User:Elitre (WMF) ୧୦:୩୫, ୨୮ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୧୭ (UTC)
PS: Apologies if you are seeing this message on a page that is not the best location for it: I have looked for the appropriate target pages (for example, on Meta), but may have found none. Please, by all means, move the message where you see fit, but most importantly, fix the various distribution lists by adding the correct page there, to avoid that this happens again in the future. I appreciate your understanding, and am available for further information and explanations.
Wiktionary Cognate Dashboard[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ଫ୍ଲୋ ବା Structured Discussion ଲାଗୁକାରିବା[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
Selection of the Tremendous Wiktionary User Group representative to the Wikimedia Summit 2019[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
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.
Hello all, and sorry for writing in English. Feel free to translate this message below.
The Wiktionary Cognate Dashboard presents interesting data about the extension powering your sitelinks. I just wanted to let you know that the URL of this tool changed: it is now accessible at https://wiktionary-analytics.wmcloud.org/Wiktionary_CognateDashboard/ . The former URLs, https://wmdeanalytics.wmflabs.org/Wiktionary_CognateDashboard/ and https://wdcm.wmflabs.org/Wiktionary_CognateDashboard/ , will be disabled on September 25th. Don't forget to update your documentation pages accordingly.
If you have questions about the tool or the URL switch, feel free to ping me. Cheers, Lea Lacroix (WMDE) ୧୧:୪୬, ୧୪ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୦ (UTC)
ପ୍ରଧାନ ପୃଷ୍ଠାରେ ବଦଳ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
ମୋବାଇଲ ଦେଖଣା ଯୋଗ୍ୟ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ପ୍ରଧାନ ପୃଷ୍ଠାରେ କେତେକ ବଦଳ କରାଯାଇଅଛି । ପୁରୁଣା ପ୍ରଧାନ ପୃଷ୍ଠା ବର୍ତ୍ତମାନ ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନ:ପୁରୁଣା ପ୍ରଧାନ ପୃଷ୍ଠା (୨୦୨୦)ରେ ରଖାଯାଇଅଛି ଏବଂ ଏହାଠାରୁ ପୁରୁଣା ପ୍ରଧାନ ପୃଷ୍ଠା ସବୁ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ:ଉଇକିଅଭିଧାନ ଇତିହାସରେ ମିଳିପାରିବ । ପୁରୁଣା ଛାଞ୍ଚସବୁ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ:ପ୍ରଧାନ ପୃଷ୍ଠା ଛାଞ୍ଚରେ ଯୋଗ କରାଯାଇଛି । ଯଦି ଏହି ନୂଆ ପୃଷ୍ଠାରେ କିଛି ଅସୁବିଧା ଅଛି ଜଣାଇବା ପାଇଁ ଅନୁରୋଧ ।--Snip1 (ମୋ ଆଲୋଚନା) ୧୪:୨୫, ୧୧ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୦ (UTC)
[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming bots workshops: Understanding community needs[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
Greetings, as you may be aware that as part of Small wiki toolkits - South Asia, we conduct a workshop every month on technical topics to help small wikis. In February, we are planning on organizing a workshop on the topic of bots. Bots are automated tools that carry out repetitive, tedious and mundane tasks. To help us structure the workshop, we would like understand the needs of the community in this regard. Please let us know any of
Please let us your inputs on workshops talk page, before 7 February 2021. You can also let me know your inputs by emailing me or pinging me here in this section. Please note that you do not need to have any programming knowledge for this workshop or to give input. Regards, KCVelaga ୧୩:୪୫, ୨୮ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୧ (UTC)
Call for feedback: WMF Community Board seats & Office hours tomorrow[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
(sorry for posting in English)
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. Below you will find the problem statement and various ideas from the Board to address it. We are offering multiple channels for questions and feedback. With the help of a team of community facilitators, we are organizing multiple conversations with multiple groups in multiple languages.
During this call for feedback we publish weekly reports and we draft the final report that will be delivered to the Board. With the help of this report, the Board will approve the next steps to organize the selection of six community seats in the upcoming months. Three of these seats are due for renewal and three are new, recently approved.
Participate in this call for feedback and help us form a more diverse and better performing Board of Trustees!
Problems: While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. This problem was identified in the Board’s 2019 governance review, along with recommendations for how to address it.
To solve the problem of capacity, we have agreed to increase the Board size to a maximum of 16 trustees (it was 10). Regarding performance and diversity, we have approved criteria to evaluate new Board candidates. What is missing is a process to promote community candidates that represent the diversity of our movement and have the skills and experience to perform well on the Board of a complex global organization.
Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. Meanwhile, our movement has grown larger and more complex, our technical and strategic needs have increased, and we have new and more difficult policy challenges around the globe. As well, our Movement Strategy recommendations urge us to increase our diversity and promote perspectives from other regions and other social backgrounds.
In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. What process can we all design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?
Ideas: The Board has discussed several ideas to overcome the problems mentioned above. Some of these ideas could be taken and combined, and some discarded. Other ideas coming from the call for feedback could be considered as well. The ideas are:
Call for feedback: The call for feedback runs from February 1 until the end of March 14. We are looking for a broad representation of opinions. We are interested in the reasoning and the feelings behind your opinions. In a conversation like this one, details are important. We want to support good conversations where everyone can share and learn from others. We want to hear from those who understand Wikimedia governance well and are already active in movement conversations. We also want to hear from people who do not usually contribute to discussions. Especially those who are active in their own roles, topics, languages or regions, but usually not in, say, a call for feedback on Meta.
You can participate by joining the Telegram chat group, and giving feedback on any of the talk pages on Meta-Wiki. We are welcoming the organisation of conversations in any language and in any channel. If you want us to organize a conversation or a meeting for your wiki project or your affiliate, please write to me. I will also reach out to communities and affiliates to soon have focused group discussions.
An office hour is also happening tomorrow at 12 pm (UTC) to discuss this topic. Access link will be available 15 minutes before the scheduled time (please watch the office hour page for the link, and I will also share on mailing lists). In case you are not able to make it, please don't worry, there will be more discussions and meetings in the next few weeks.
Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) ୧୬:୩୧, ୧ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୧ (UTC)
[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 February[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]
As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we are happy to announce the second workshop of this year. The workshop will be on "bots", and we will be learning how to perform tasks on wiki by running automated scripts, about Pywikibot and how it can be used to help with repetitive processes and editing, and the Pywikibot community, learning resources and community venues. Please note that you do not need any technical experience to attend the workshop, only some experience contributing to Wikimedia projects is enough.
Details of the workshop are as follows:
Please sign-up on the registration page at https://w.wiki/yYg.
Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.
Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, ୧୦:୧୧, ୧୮ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୧ (UTC)