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Editing news 2023 #1[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

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This newsletter includes two key updates about the Editing team's work:

  1. The Editing team will finish adding new features to the Talk pages project and deploy it.
  2. They are beginning a new project, Edit check.

Talk pages project

Screenshot showing the talk page design changes that are currently available as beta features at all Wikimedia wikis. These features include information about the number of people and comments within each discussion.
Some of the upcoming changes

The Editing team is nearly finished with this first phase of the Talk pages project. Nearly all new features are available now in the Beta Feature for Ságastallanreaiddut.

It will show information about how active a discussion is, such as the date of the most recent comment. There will soon be a new "Lasit fáttá" button. You will be able to turn them off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion. Please tell them what you think.

Daily edit completion rate by test group: DiscussionTools (test group) and MobileFrontend overlay (control group)

An A/B test for Ságastallanreaiddut on the mobile site has finished. Editors were more successful with Ságastallanreaiddut. The Editing team is enabling these features for all editors on the mobile site.

New Project: Edit Check

The Editing team is beginning a project to help new editors of Wikipedia. It will help people identify some problems before they click "Almmut rievdadusaid". The first tool will encourage people to add references when they add new content. Please watch that page for more information. You can join a conference call on 3 March 2023 to learn more.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (ságastallan) guovvamánu 22 b. 2023 dii. 23.24 (UTC)

Your wiki will be in read only soon[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

Trizek (WMF) (Ságastallan) guovvamánu 27 b. 2023 dii. 21.21 (UTC)

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2023: We are back![rievdat wikiteavsttain]

Hjelp til med å oversette til ditt språk

Hello, dear Wikipedians!

Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, has launched the third edition of writing challenge "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month", which lasts from 1st until 31st March 2023. The campaign is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design and cultural phenomena of Ukraine that are now part of world heritage. We accept contribution in every language! The most active contesters will receive prizes.

We invite you to take part and help us improve the coverage of Ukrainian culture on Wikipedia in your language! Also, we plan to set up a banner to notify users of the possibility to participate in such a challenge!

ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk) 07:58, 1 March 2023 (UTC)

Wikimania 2023 Welcoming Program Submissions[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

Do you want to host an in-person or virtual session at Wikimania 2023? Maybe a hands-on workshop, a lively discussion, a fun performance, a catchy poster, or a memorable lightning talk? Submissions are open until March 28. The event will have dedicated hybrid blocks, so virtual submissions and pre-recorded content are also welcome. If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming conversation on March 12 or 19, or reach out by email at or on Telegram. More information on-wiki.

Graph extension disabled[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

Yesterday the Wikimedia Foundation noted that in the interests of the security of our users, the Graph extension was disabled. This means that pages that were formerly displaying graphs will now display a small blank area. To help readers understand this situation, communities can now define a brief message that can be displayed to readers in place of each graph until this is resolved. That message can be defined on each wiki at MediaWiki:Graph-disabled. Wikimedia Foundation staff are looking at options available and expected timelines. For updates, follow the public Phabricator task for this issue: T334940

--MediaWiki message delivery (ságastallan) cuoŋománu 19 b. 2023 dii. 17.36 (UTC)

Seeking volunteers for the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct process[rievdat wikiteavsttain]


As follow-up to the message about the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines by Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Shani Evenstein Sigalov, I am reaching out about the next steps. I want to bring your attention to the next stage of the Universal Code of Conduct process, which is forming a building committee for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). I invite community members with experience and deep interest in community health and governance to nominate themselves to be part of the U4C building committee, which needs people who are:

  • Community members in good standing
  • Knowledgeable about movement community processes, such as, but not limited to, policy drafting, participatory decision making, and application of existing rules and policies on Wikimedia projects
  • Aware and appreciative of the diversity of the movement, such as, but not limited to, languages spoken, identity, geography, and project type
  • Committed to participate for the entire U4C Building Committee period from mid-May - December 2023
  • Comfortable with engaging in difficult, but productive conversations
  • Confidently able to communicate in English

The Building Committee shall consist of volunteer community members, affiliate board or staff, and Wikimedia Foundation staff.

The Universal Code of Conduct has been a process strengthened by the skills and knowledge of the community and I look forward to what the U4C Building Committee creates. If you are interested in joining the Building Committee, please either sign up on the Meta-Wiki page, or contact ucocproject(_AT_) by May 12, 2023. Read more on Meta-Wiki.

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) cuoŋománu 26 b. 2023 dii. 19.00 (UTC)

Selection of the U4C Building Committee[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

The next stage in the Universal Code of Conduct process is establishing a Building Committee to create the charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). The Building Committee has been selected. Read about the members and the work ahead on Meta-wiki.

-- UCoC Project Team, miessemánu 27 b. 2023 dii. 4.20 (UTC)

Announcing the new Elections Committee members[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hello there,

We are glad to announce the new members and advisors of the Elections Committee. The Elections Committee assists with the design and implementation of the process to select Community- and Affiliate-Selected trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. After an open nomination process, the strongest candidates spoke with the Board and four candidates were asked to join the Elections Committee. Four other candidates were asked to participate as advisors.

Thank you to all the community members who submitted their names for consideration. We look forward to working with the Elections Committee in the near future.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,

RamzyM (WMF) geassemánu 28 b. 2023 dii. 18.00 (UTC)

Deploying the Phonos in-line audio player to your Wiki[rievdat wikiteavsttain]


Apologies if this message is not in your language, ⧼Please help translate⧽ to your language.

This wiki will soon be able to use the inline audio player implemented by the Phonos extension. This is part of fulfilling a wishlist proposal of providing audio links that play on click.

With the inline audio player, you can add text-to-speech audio snippets to wiki pages by simply using a tag:

<phonos file="audio file" label="Listen"/>

The above tag will show the text next to a speaker icon, and clicking on it will play the audio instantly without taking you to another page. A common example where you can use this feature is in adding pronunciation to words as illustrated on the English Wiktionary below.

{{audio|en|En-uk-English.oga|Audio (UK)}}

Could become:

<phonos file="En-uk-English.oga" label="Audio (UK)"/>

The inline audio player will be available in your wiki in 2 weeks time; in the meantime, we would like you to read about the features and give us feedback or ask questions about it in this talk page.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF), on behalf of the Foundation's Language team

suoidnemánu 27 b. 2023 dii. 2.26 (UTC)

Review the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

Hello all,

I am pleased to share the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct work. The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) draft charter is now ready for your review.

The Enforcement Guidelines require a Building Committee form to draft a charter that outlines procedures and details for a global committee to be called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). Over the past few months, the U4C Building Committee worked together as a group to discuss and draft the U4C charter. The U4C Building Committee welcomes feedback about the draft charter now through 22 September 2023. After that date, the U4C Building Committee will revise the charter as needed and a community vote will open shortly afterward.

Join the conversation during the conversation hours or on Meta-wiki.


RamzyM (WMF), on behalf of the U4C Building Committee, borgemánnu 28 b. 2023 dii. 15.35 (UTC)Vástit[vástit]

Temporary accounts for unregistered editors[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

Read this in your languageHjelp til med å oversette til ditt språk • Please tell other users about these changes

Mock up of history page showing old and new username styles. The IP address changes to the temporary account ~2024-23126-086, with an icon for revealing the underlying IP address
Next year, unregistered editors will start using temporary accounts.

In 2024, editors who have not registered an account will automatically begin using temporary accounts. These editors are sometimes called "IP editors" because the IP address is displayed in the page history.

The Trust and Safety Product team gave a presentation at Wikimania about this change. You can watch it on YouTube.

There is more information at m:IP Editing: Privacy Enhancement and Abuse Mitigation.

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (ságastallan) čakčamánnu 30 b. 2023 dii. 2.05 (UTC)Vástit[vástit]

== Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee ==[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.

On behalf of the Committee Support team,

~ Keegan (WMF) (talk) golggotmánnu 9 b. 2023 dii. 16.41 (UTC)Vástit[vástit]

Gjennomgå og gi tilbakemeldinger på valgsregelpakken til Wikimedia Foundations styringsutvalg[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

Denne beskjeden er oversatt til flere språk på Meta-wiki.

Kjære alle,

Gjennomgå og gi tilbakemeldinger på valgsregelpakken til Wikimedia Foundations styringsutvalg fra nå til 29. oktober 2023. Valgsregelpakken er basert på eldre utgaver fra valgskomitéen og komemr til å anvendes i utvalget til styret i 2024. Ved å gi tilbakemeldinger, hjelper du å gi en glattere og bedre styringsutvalgsprosess. Mer på Meta-wiki-siden.

Med vennlig hilsen,

Katie Chan
Valgkomitéens styreleder

golggotmánnu 17 b. 2023 dii. 1.13 (UTC)

Coming soon: Referanseforhåndsvisninger[rievdat wikiteavsttain]

En ny funksjon kommer til wikien din snart: Referanseforhåndsvisninger er bobler for referanser. Slike referansebobler har eksistert som lokale tilleggsfunksjoner på mange wikier i mange år. Nå finnes det en sentral løsning som er tilgjengelig på alle wikier, og fungerer sammen med funksjonen sideforhåndsvisninger.

Referanseforhåndsvisninger blir synlige for alle, inkludert vanlige lesere. Hvis du ikke ønsker å se dem kan du deaktivere dem. Hvis du bruker tilleggsfunksjonene Referansebobler eller Navigation Popups vil du ikke se referanseforhåndsvisningene med mindre du slår av tilleggsfunksjonen.

Referanseforhåndsvisninger har vært en betafunksjon på mange wikier siden 2019, og en standardfunksjon på noen wikier siden 2021. Utrullingen planlegges å skje 22. november.

-- På vegne av Wikimedia Deutschlands team for tekniske ønsker,

Johanna Strodt (WMDE), skábmamánnu 15 b. 2023 dii. 13.11 (UTC)Vástit[vástit]