WikiProject Language samples: Help needed![uredi]
Sorry for writing English – I only speak English and German. I search for someone with Croatian as their mother language, willing to help me with my project WikiProject Language samples:
The Wikipedia exists in many languages, in which we have articles about many languages. We already have a lot of high quality Wikipedia-articles about languages in which you can find information about the number of speakers, the vocabulary, stem and grammar of the language. But often one very natural question about a language is still left unanswered: "How does this language sound?". This is what I want to change with this project – I collect audio recordings of the same text (first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) in as many languages as possible. Therefore I hope for someone of you could make a recording of the following text and upload the audio-file to Wikimedia Commons:
Sva ljudska bića rađaju se slobodna i jednaka u dostojanstvu i pravima. Ona su obdarena razumom i sviješću i trebaju jedna prema drugima postupati u duhu bratstva."
You find some tips for recording on the project page. Also you could include the recordings already existing (~60!) to the articles of your Wikipedia or help me organize more language recordings. Thank you! -- MichaelSchoenitzer (razgovor) 14:29, 6. kolovoza 2017. (CEST)
Bok! I'm sorry that I'm not writing in Croatian. Please help translate to your language!
At the beginning of this year, we initiated a broad discussion to form a strategic direction that will unite and inspire people across the entire movement. This direction will be the foundation on which we will build clear plans and set priorities. More than 80 communities and groups have discussed and gave feedback on-wiki, in person, virtually, and through private surveys[strategy 1][strategy 2]. We researched readers and consulted more than 150 experts[strategy 3]. We looked at future trends that will affect our mission, and gathered feedback from partners and donors.
In July, a group of community volunteers and representatives from the strategy team took on a task of synthesizing this feedback into an early version of the strategic direction that the broader movement can review and discuss.
The first draft is ready. Please read, share, and discuss on the talk page. Based on your feedback, the drafting group will refine and finalize this direction through August.
- ↑ Cycle 1 synthesis report
- ↑ Cycle 2 synthesis report
- ↑ New Voices synthesis report
SGrabarczuk (WMF) (razgovor) 12:32, 10. kolovoza 2017. (CEST)
Draft strategy direction. Version #2[uredi]
In 2017, we initiated a broad discussion to form a strategic direction that will unite and inspire Wikimedians. This direction will be the foundation on which we will build clear plans and set priorities. More than 80 communities and groups discussed and gave feedback[strategy 1][strategy 2][strategy 3]. We researched readers and consulted more than 150 experts[strategy 4]. We looked at future trends that will affect our mission, and gathered feedback from partners and donors.
A group of community volunteers and representatives from the strategy team synthesized this feedback into an early version of the strategic direction that the broader movement can review and discuss.
The second version of the direction is ready. Again, please read, share, and discuss on the talk page on Meta. Based on your feedback, the drafting group will refine and finalize the direction.
- ↑ Cycle 1 synthesis report
- ↑ Cycle 2 synthesis report
- ↑ Cycle 3 synthesis report
- ↑ New Voices synthesis report
SGrabarczuk (WMF) (razgovor) 13:13, 11. rujna 2017. (CEST)
- What's the big deal about all that? Simple strategy is: write the articles. Cover the topics You did not cover before. Kubura (razgovor) 18:53, 11. rujna 2017. (CEST)
- Kubura: no, that's not a strategy, it's an idea. An organizational strategy is a distinctive, specific term. What's more, my message is about a strategy for entire Wikimedia, including affiliates, and not only for individual contributors of Wikipedia. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (razgovor) 23:22, 12. rujna 2017. (CEST)
RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"[uredi]
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 (razgovor) 23:06, 17. rujna 2017. (CEST)
Discussion on synced reading lists[uredi]
Discussion on synced reading lists
The Reading Infrastructure team at the Wikimedia Foundation is developing a cross-platform reading list service for the mobile Wikipedia app. Reading lists are like bookmark folders in your web browser. They allow readers using the Wikipedia app to bookmark pages into folders to read later. This includes reading offline. Reading lists do not create or alter content in any way.
To create Reading Lists, app users will register an account and marked pages will be tied to that account. Reading List account preferences sync between devices. You can read the same pages on different mobile platforms (tablets, phones). This is the first time we are syncing preference data between devices in such a way. We want to hear and address concerns about privacy and data security. We also want to explain why the current watchlist system is not being adapted for this purpose.
In 2016 the Android team replaced the simple Saved Pages feature with Reading Lists. Reading Lists allow users to bookmark pages into folders and for reading offline. The intent of this feature was to allow "syncing" of these lists for users with many devices. Due to overlap with the Gather feature and related community concerns, this part was put on hold.
The Android team has identified this lack of synching as a major area of complaint from users. They expect lists to sync. The iOS team has held off implementing Reading Lists, as syncing was seen as a "must have" for this feature. A recent technical RfC has allowed these user stories and needs to be unblocked. Initially for Android, then iOS, and with web to potentially follow.
Reading lists are private, stored as part of a user's account, not as a public wiki page. There is no sharing or publishing ability for reading lists. No planned work to make these public. The target audience are people that read Wikipedia and want to bookmark and organize that content in the app. There is a potential for the feature to be available on the web in the future.
Why not watchlists[uredi]
Watchlists offer similar functionality to Reading Lists. The Reading Infrastructure team evaluated watchlist infrastructure before exploring other options. In general, the needs of watchlists differ from Reading Lists in a few key ways:
- Reading lists focus on Reading articles, not the monitoring of changes.
- Watchlists are focused on monitoring changes of pages/revisions.
- The Watchlist infrastructure is key to our contributor community for monitoring content changes manually and through the use of automated tools (bots). Because of these needs, expanding the scope of Watchlists to reading purposes will only make the project harder to maintain and add more constraints.
- By keeping the projects separate it is easier to scale resources. We can serve these two different audiences and prioritize the work accordingly. Reading Lists are, by their nature, less critical to the health of Wikipedia/MediaWiki.
- Multi-project support. Reading Lists are by design cross-wiki/project. Watchlists are tied to specific wikis. While there have been many discussion for making them cross-wiki, resolution is not in the near term.
More information can be found on MediaWiki.org where feedback and ideas are welcome.
CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:35, 20. rujna 2017. (CEST)
Wikimedia Movement Strategy phase 2, and a goodbye[uredi]
As phase one of the Wikimedia movement strategy process nears its close with the strategic direction being finalized, my contractor role as a coordinator is ending too. I am returning to my normal role as a volunteer (Tar Lócesilion) and wanted to thank you all for your participation in the process.
The strategic direction should be finalized on Meta late this weekend. The planning and designing of phase 2 of the strategy process will start in November. The next phase will again offer many opportunities to participate and discuss the future of our movement, and will focus on roles, resources, and responsibilities.
Hvala, SGrabarczuk (WMF) (razgovor) 23:41, 30. rujna 2017. (CEST)
Changes to the global ban policy[uredi]
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
) 01:34, 12. studenoga 2017. (CET)
New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers[uredi]
New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers
The Readers web team will be deploying a new feature this week to make it easier to download PDF versions of articles on the mobile website.
Providing better offline functionality was one of the highlighted areas from the research done by the New Readers team in Mexico, Nigeria, and India. The teams created a prototype for mobile PDFs which was evaluated by user research and community feedback. The prototype evaluation received positive feedback and results, so development continued.
For the initial deployment, the feature will be available to Google Chrome browsers on Android. Support for other mobile browsers to come in the future. For Chrome, the feature will use the native Android print functionality. Users can choose to download a webpage as a PDF. Mobile print styles will be used for these PDFs to ensure optimal readability for smaller screens.
The feature is available starting Wednesday, Nov 15. For more information, see the project page on MediaWiki.org.
Hvala Vam lijepa!
CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 23:07, 20. studenoga 2017. (CET)