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Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

No editing for 30 minutes on 17 JanuaryEdit

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)

18:52, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Talk to us about talkingEdit

Trizek (WMF) 15:01, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2019)Edit

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 March 2019 (UTC)

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.

Ndikupempha thandizoEdit

Amuna okondedwa a chewa ndikufunsa ngati mungathe kupita ndikuthandizira chithandizo changa pa meta. Inu mumangotsatira zolumikiza apa na apa zikomo kwambili.--Chabwino (talk) 18:06, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

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

10:56, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestEdit

Please help translate to your language

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 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata Bridge: edit Wikidata’s data from Wikipedia infoboxesEdit

Editing News #1—July 2019Edit

18:32, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Update on the consultation about office actionsEdit

Hello all,

Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.

This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.

For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.

Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.

Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team 08:03, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Request for adminshipEdit

En: I would like to request to be an admin and to be a bureaucrats at the Chi-Chewa Wikipedia to fix basic things, translate the main page of the site and also import stuff.

Ny: Ndikufuna kuitanitsa kuti ndikhale admin komanso kuti ndikhale maofesi ku Wikipedia ya ChiChewa kukonza zinthu zofunika, kumasulira tsamba loyamba la webusaitiyi ndikuitaniranso zinthu.

I was born and living in Zambia. Ndinabadwira ndikukhala ku Zambia. Chabwino (talk)

  Support As I'm not an active content contributor I don't know about the weight of my comment, but I for sure know Icem4k as someone (the only one?) who cares about this Wiki. I mean just take a look at Special:ActiveUsers. If this Wiki wants to grow, he needs extended rights to revert vandalism, delete spam, etc. --Zenith4237 (talk) 20:31, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

New tools and IP maskingEdit

14:18, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Mainpage page titleEdit

Hey, I'm having a look at this wiki after Icem4k and I had a talk at Wikimania and saw some pretty general stuff, like outsourcing all the inline css (e.g. on the main page) to MediaWiki:Common.css and so on. I'd also change (or rather create) MediaWiki:Pagetitle-view-mainpage, because the Main page title is just Wikipedia, whereas the logo says Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Yaulere. I'd change the title of the main page to resemble the text there. Do the active editors here (User:Icem4k, User:DARIO SEVERI, ...?) agree with me proposing some stuff like that? I'll try to work on that a little bit if it's alright. --Zenith4237 (talk) 12:00, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes User:Zenith4237, please make the changes you think are necessary. I occasionally collaborate here, mostly reverting vandalism because I don't know the language and can't improve texts. Regards. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 15:43, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
As a local and this being one of the language that i speak and also can write i agree with Zenith4237 my wish is to see this grow and any help that we can get is welcome. --Chabwino (talk) 20:58, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you both for the answers. Is it ok if I request for interface admin rights here to do these things? I can't edit the MediaWiki:-Namespace otherwise. --Zenith4237 (talk) 21:03, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
I just saw that interface admin gives you sitewide css and js, for other stuff (like MediaWiki:Pagetitle-view-mainpage) you need regular admin rights. Is it ok if I request both? --Zenith4237 (talk) 21:08, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Please you have my full backing am 100% in   Support. --ChaloNiZambia (talk) 21:13, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Note: I applied for and have now been granted interface administrator and administrator rights for three months here. Regarding the Main page title, I would propose these options:

  1. Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Yaulere
  2. Wikipedia – Encyclopedia Yaulere

I personally like the second one better. As I don't know about upper and lower case in Chi-chewa, any help is appreciated. --Zenith4237 (talk) 15:00, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just startedEdit

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements projectEdit

07:18, 16 October 2019 (UTC)