วิกิพีเดีย:สถานทูตวิกิมีเดีย

This is the local embassy on the Thai Wikipedia. More embassies in other languages and interwiki discussions may be found at meta:Wikimedia Embassy.

Thai Wikipedia Embassy & Guestbook for non-Thai speakers

[ENGLISH] This page is designed for non-Thai editors to discuss Wikipedia-related cross-project coordination. Messages can be given in various languages. See also: Babel users in other languages.

Here you can ask:
  • Thai Wikipedia-related information, such as statistics, and suggestions
  • Thai translation to English or other languages, such as, but not limited to, French, or vice versa.
  • Thailand-related information or photographs
  • For international issues, simply post here.
  • For account rename request, please visit this page.
  • For bot flag request, please visit this page.

[FRANÇAIS] Cette page de discussion est destinée à ceux qui ne parlent pas le thaï et souhaitent intervenir pour discuter de tout ce qui touche à la Wikipédia en thaï ou demander de l'aide. Les messages peuvent être écrits en thaï ou en anglais. Voir aussi : Ambassade sur meta ou utilisateurs babel dans d'autres langues.

  • Pour demander un renommage de compte, merci d'aller ici.
  • Pour les demandes de bot-flag, merci de lire cette page.

N'oubliez pas de signer votre message et de préciser comment vous contacter. Vous pouvez aussi demander de l'aide en langue thaï ici-même.
Qui peut m'aider ?User:Mutation, User:Rukterna, User:Toutou (Utilisateurs thaïs pouvant contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français).


[DEUTSCH] Dies ist eine Diskussions-Seite für Benutzer, die nicht Thai sprechen/lesen können. Hier kann alles diskutiert werden, was im Zusammenhang mit der Thai-Wikipedia steht. Es kann auch um Hilfe gebeten werden. Wenn möglich, sollten Nachrichten in Thai oder Englisch verfasst werden, es gibt jedoch auch Benutzer, die Französisch, Deutsch, Chinesisch, Pali, Vietnamesisch oder Lao verstehen.
Siehe auch: Wikimedia-Botschaft in Wikimedia Meta, Angemeldete Nicht-Thai Benutzer.

  • Ein Antrag zur Änderung eines Benutzer-Kontos kann hier gestellt werden, Anfragen zu Bot-Flags bitte auf dieser Seite.
  • Bitte signiere Deine Nachricht und/oder gib Deine Kontaktdaten an.

Wer kann mir helfen?User:Phat, User:Pim, User:Voraprachw (Thai Benutzer mit fortgeschrittenen Deutschkenntnissen) ; User:Ahoerstemeier, User:Hdamm (Deutschsprachige Benutzer mit grundlegenden Thaikenntnissen)


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เนื้อหา

Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals!

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 04:01, 23 กันยายน 2558 (ICT)

Reimagining WMF grants report

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 23:56, 28 กันยายน 2558 (ICT)

VisualEditor News #5—2015

Elitre (WMF), 01:17, 31 ตุลาคม 2558 (ICT)

Community Wishlist Survey

Community Tech Team via MediaWiki message delivery (พูดคุย) 04:57, 10 พฤศจิกายน 2558 (ICT)

Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed

Hello! Wikimania 2016 scholarships will soon be open; by the end of the week we'll form the committee and we need your help, see Scholarship committee for details.

If you want to carefully review nearly a thousand applications in January, you might be a perfect committee member. Otherwise, you can volunteer as "ambassador": you will observe all the committee activities, ensure that people from your language or project manage to apply for a scholarship, translate scholarship applications written in your language to English and so on. Ambassadors are allowed to ask for a scholarship, unlike committee members.

Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 17:47, 10 พฤศจิกายน 2558 (ICT)

Wikiproject Erasmus Prize Winners

Dear fellow wikipedians,

My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.
Wikipedia has been awarded the Erasmus Prize 2015. This prize is awarded annually to a person or institution that has made an exceptional contribution to culture, society or social science. The King of the Netherlands will present the award on 25 November. This will create media attention which will hopefully result in plenty of new volunteers. Prior to the award ceremony we would like to write and improve articles on former Erasmus Prize winners. All 80 former laureates should be notable enough to merit an article.

Please join the project and help us provide our fellow laureates with articles.

Sincerely, FrankTMeijer and Taketa (พูดคุย) 00:14, 13 พฤศจิกายน 2558 (ICT)

Harassment consultation

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The Community Advocacy team the Wikimedia Foundation has opened a consultation on the topic of harassment on Meta. The consultation period is intended to run for one month from today, November 16, and end on December 17. Please share your thoughts there on harassment-related issues facing our communities and potential solutions. (Note: this consultation is not intended to evaluate specific cases of harassment, but rather to discuss the problem of harassment itself.)

Regards, Community Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign

This is a message regarding the proposed 2015 Free Bassel banner. Translations are available.

Hi everyone,

This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.

As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.

We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.

Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.

(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)

Thank you for your participation!

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Community Wishlist Survey

MediaWiki message delivery (พูดคุย) 21:38, 1 ธันวาคม 2558 (ICT)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (December 2015)

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 from:

  • Gale - multidisciplinary periodicals, newspapers, and reference sources - 10 accounts
  • Brill - academic e-books and journals in English, Dutch, and other languages - 25 accounts
  • Finnish Literature Society (in Finnish)
  • Magiran (in Farsi) - scientific journal articles - 100 articles
  • Civilica (in Farsi) - Iranian journal articles, seminars, and conferences - 50 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including EBSCO, DeGruyter, and Newspaperarchive.com. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 01:01, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Help us a start Wikipedia Library in your language! Email us at wikipedialibrary@wikimedia.org
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Get involved in Wikipedia 15!

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

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As many of you know, January 15 is Wikipedia’s 15th Birthday!

People around the world are getting involved in the celebration and have started adding their events on Meta Page. While we are celebrating Wikipedia's birthday, we hope that all projects and affiliates will be able to utilize this celebration to raise awareness of our community's efforts.

Haven’t started planning? Don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved. Here are some ideas:

Everything is linked on the Wikipedia 15 Meta page. You’ll find a set of ten data visualization works that you can show at your events, and a list of all the Wikipedia 15 logos that community members have already designed.

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary McCune or Joe Sutherland.

Thanks and Happy nearly Wikipedia 15!
-The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery, 03:58, 19 ธันวาคม 2558 (ICT) • Please help translate to your languageวิธีใช้

Password Strength RFC

Hello

We have started an RFC on meta to increase password requirements for users that have accounts which can edit MediaWiki:Common.js, have access to checkuser or have access to Oversight.

These types of accounts have sensitive access to our sites, and can cause real harm if they fall into malicious hands. Currently the only requirement is the password is at least 1 letter long. We would like to make the minimum be 8 letters (bytes) long and also ban certain really common passwords.

By increasing requirements on passwords for accounts with high levels of access, we hope to make Wikimedia wikis more secure for everyone. Please read the full text of the proposal here, and make your voice heard at the RFC.

Thank you

Please help translate to your language

(On behalf of the WMF security team) BWolff (WMF) (พูดคุย) 20:53, 22 ธันวาคม 2558 (ICT)

VisualEditor News #6—2015

Elitre (WMF), 07:06, 25 ธันวาคม 2558 (ICT)

Wikimania 2016 Scholarships - Deadline soon!

Please help translate to your language

A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by January 9th. To apply, visit the page below:

Patrick Earley (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (พูดคุย) 08:49, 5 มกราคม 2559 (ICT)

2016 WMF Strategy consultation

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Hello, all.

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has launched a consultation to help create and prioritize WMF strategy beginning July 2016 and for the 12 to 24 months thereafter. This consultation will be open, on Meta, from 18 January to 26 February, after which the Foundation will also use these ideas to help inform its Annual Plan. (More on our timeline can be found on that Meta page.)

Your input is welcome (and greatly desired) at the Meta discussion, 2016 Strategy/Community consultation.

Apologies for English, where this is posted on a non-English project. We thought it was more important to get the consultation translated as much as possible, and good headway has been made there in some languages. There is still much to do, however! We created m:2016 Strategy/Translations to try to help coordinate what needs translation and what progress is being made. :)

If you have questions, please reach out to me on my talk page or on the strategy consultation's talk page or by email to mdennis@wikimedia.org.

I hope you'll join us! Maggie Dennis via MediaWiki message delivery (พูดคุย) 02:06, 19 มกราคม 2559 (ICT)

The visual editor is coming to this wiki

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Hello. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

Hi everybody,

My name is Erica, and I am a Community Liaison at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm here to let you know that the visual editor is coming to editors at this Wikipedia soon. It allows people to edit Wikipedia articles as if they were using word processing software.

You don't have to wait until the deployment to test it; you can test the visual editor right now. To turn it on, select "Beta" in your preferences. Choose "VisualEditor" and click save. When it is enabled, you will press the "แก้ไข" button to edit an article in the new software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press "แก้ไขต้นฉบับ".

After the deployment, everyone will automatically have the option to use either the visual editor or the current wikitext editor. For more information about how to use the visual editor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.

More information about preparing for the visual editor is posted here.

Thank you, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 01:29, 6 กุมภาพันธ์ 2559 (ICT)

Reminder: the visual editor is coming to this wiki soon

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Hello again. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

This is a reminder that the visual editor is coming to all editors at this Wikipedia soon. As of this writing, the team is not aware of any issues specific to this language that should prevent the new software to be deployed here; therefore, please do let us know if you find any problems instead. You can report issues in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org. There is a short guide at mediawiki.org that you can follow (as if it was a "checklist") to learn about the community work necessary to adapt the visual editor, and its referencing system in particular, to your community's needs.

If you can translate from English into this wiki's language, or know anyone who can, please follow the links below; just a little effort is required to make this language progress toward translations' completion! You'll help your community get the best possible experience when it comes to interface messages and documentation related to the visual editor. After you click on any links, your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. Once you've selected it, you'll see the document in English side by side with any translation work already done in your language. You can add new translations or modify existing ones. The interface is hosted at https://translatewiki.net; you'll need an account if you never translated there before. The other pages are at Mediawiki.org, for which you can use your regular Wikipedia account. You're welcome to contact me personally whenever you need help.

Thank you for your cooperation, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 23:35, 26 กุมภาพันธ์ 2559 (ICT)

VisualEditor News #1—2016

Elitre (WMF), 02:21, 27 กุมภาพันธ์ 2559 (ICT)

Completion suggestor

- User:CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 05:09, 8 มีนาคม 2559 (ICT)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2016)

Apologies for writing in English. Please help translate to your language

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 access to research materials from:

  • Cambridge University Press - a major publisher of academic journals and e-books in a variety of subject areas. Access includes both Cambridge Journals Online and Cambridge Books. 25 accounts.
  • Alexander Street Academic Video Online - a large academic video collection good for a wide range of subjects, including news programs (such as PBS and BBC), music and theatre, lectures and demonstrations, and documentaries. 25 accounts.
  • Baylor University Press - a publisher of academic e-books primarily in religious studies and the humanities. 50 accounts.
  • Future Science Group - a publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research. 30 accounts.
  • Annual Reviews - a publisher of review articles in the biomedical sciences. 100 accounts.
  • Miramar Ship Index - an index to ships and their histories since the early 19th century. 30 accounts.

Non-English

  • Noormags - Farsi-language aggregator of academic and professional journals and magazines. 30 accounts.
  • Kotobna - Arabic-language ebook publishing platform. 20 accounts.

Expansions

  • Gale - aggregator of newspapers, magazines and journals. 50 accounts.
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect - an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. 100 accounts.

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, De Gruyter, EBSCO, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 03:30, 18 มีนาคม 2559 (ICT)


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.

Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants

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Please help translate to your language:

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 22:47, 31 มีนาคม 2559 (ICT)

No editing two times this week

มูลนิธิวิกิมีเดียจะทำการทดสอบศูนย์ข้อมูลใหม่ล่าสุดที่ตั้งอยู่ในแดลลัส การทดสอบนี้จะทำให้วิกิพีเดียและวิกิอื่น ๆ ของวิกิมีเดียยังสามารถออนไลน์อยู่ได้หากเกิดภัยพิบัติ เพื่อให้มั่นใจว่าทุก ๆ สิ่งใช้งานได้ แผนกเทคโนโลยีวิกิมีเดียจำเป็นต้องจัดแผนการทดสอบ การทดสอบนี้จะช่วยให้เห็นว่าพวกเขาสามารถสับเปลี่ยนจากศูนย์ข้อมูลหนึ่งไปยังศูนย์อื่นได้อย่างไว้วางใจ ซึ่งจำเป็นต้องใช้ทีมหลายทีมจัดเตรียมการทดสอบและเพื่อให้สามารถแก้ไขปัญหาที่คาดไม่ถึงต่าง ๆ

พวกเขาจะสับเปลี่ยนการจราจรข้อมูลทั้งหมดไปยังศูนย์ข้อมูลใหม่ในวันอังคารที่ 19 เมษายน
และในวันพฤหัสบดีที่ 21 เมษายน พวกเขาจะสับเปลี่ยนกลับมายังศูนย์ข้อมูลหลัก

โชคไม่ดีนัก ด้วยข้อจำกัดบางอย่างในมีเดียวิกิ การแก้ไขทั้งหมดต้องถูกระงับระหว่างการสับเปลี่ยนศูนย์ข้อมูล เราต้องขออภัยในความไม่สะดวก และเราจะทำงานให้น้อยที่สุดในอนาคต

คุณจะยังสามารถอ่านวิกิทั้งหมด แต่ไม่สามารถแก้ไขได้ ภายในระยะเวลาอันสั้น

  • คุณจะไม่สามารถแก้ไขได้ประมาณ 15 ถึง 30 นาทีในวันอังคารที่ 19 เมษายน และวันพฤหัสบดีที่ 21 เมษายน เริ่มตั้งแต่เวลา 14:00 UTC (21:00 ICT, 16:00 CEST, 10:00 EDT, 07:00 PDT)
  • ถ้าคุณลองแก้ไขหรือบันทึกระหว่างช่วงเวลาเหล่านี้ คุณจะเห็นข้อความแสดงความผิดพลาด เราหวังว่าการแก้ไขจะไม่สูญหายไปในระหว่างนั้น แต่เราก็ไม่สามารถรับประกันได้ ถ้าคุณเห็นข้อความแสดงความผิดพลาด กรุณารอจนกว่าทุกสิ่งจะกลับเข้าสู่ภาวะปกติ จากนั้นคุณควรจะสามารถบันทึกการแก้ไขของคุณได้ แต่พวกเราแนะนำว่า คุณควรจะคัดลอกการเปลี่ยนแปลงของคุณไว้ก่อนเป็นอันดับแรก ในกรณีเช่นว่านั้น

ผลกระทบอื่น ๆ:

  • งานที่ทำในเบื้องหลังจะช้าลง และงานบางอย่างก็อาจจะตกไป ลิงก์สีแดงอาจไม่ได้ปรับปรุงอย่างรวดเร็วเหมือนภาวะปกติ ถ้าคุณสร้างบทความที่ถูกเชื่อมโยงในที่อื่นเรียบร้อยแล้ว ลิงก์นั้นจะยังคงเป็นสีแดงต่อไปนานกว่าปกติ สคริปต์บางสคริปต์ที่ทำงานมาเป็นระยะเวลานานจะต้องหยุดการทำงาน
  • โค้ดจะหยุดทำงานในสัปดาห์ของวันที่ 18 เมษายน โค้ดที่ไม่จำเป็นจะไม่เปิดให้ใช้งาน

การทดสอบนี้เดิมวางแผนไว้ให้กระทำเมื่อวันที่ 22 มีนาคม กำหนดการใหม่คือวันที่ 19 และ 21 เมษายน คุณสามารถอ่านกำหนดการที่ wikitech.wikimedia.org พวกเขาจะประกาศเวลาที่แน่นอน สำหรับโหมดอ่านอย่างเดียวของวันที่ 19 และ 21 เมษายน ในกำหนดการดังกล่าว จะมีการแจ้งเตือนเพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับการทดสอบนี้ กรุณาแบ่งปันข้อมูลนี้ในชุมชนของคุณ /Johan (WMF) (พูดคุย) 05:57, 18 เมษายน 2559 (ICT)

Wikipedia to the Moon

Hello! Sorry that this is in English only, but we are using village pump messaging in order to reach as many language communities as possible. Wrong page? Please fix it here.

This is an invitation to all Wikipedians: Wikimedia Deutschland has been given data space to include Wikipedia content in an upcoming mission to the Moon. (No joke!) We have launched a community discussion about how to do that, because we feel that this is for the global community of editors. Please, join the discussion on Meta-Wiki (and translate this invitation to your language community)! Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 22:35, 21 เมษายน 2559 (ICT)

Machine translation support enabled today for Content Translation

Hello, machine translation support for Content Translation (beta feature) has now been extended and enabled for users of Thai Wikipedia using Yandex. It can be used when translating Wikipedia articles into Thai with Content Translation. To start using this service, please choose ‘’Yandex.Translate’’ from the ‘’Automatic Translation’’ dropdown menu that you see on the sidebar after you start translating an article. Please note, machine translation is available from all the languages that are supported by Yandex.Translate, but Content Translation can still be used in the usual manner for translating from all languages, with or without machine translation support.

Wikimedia Foundation’s Legal team and Yandex had collaborated earlier to work out an agreement that allows the use of Yandex.Translate without compromising Wikipedia’s policy of attribution of rights, privacy of our users and brand representation. Since November 2015, Yandex machine translation has been used for articles translated for Wikipedias in many languages. Details about Yandex translation services, including a summary of the contract are available on this page. More information about the machine translation services in Content Translation is available on this page. We request you to kindly take a look at these pages.

We have tested the service for use on the Thai Wikipedia, but there could be unknown problems that we are not aware of yet. Please do let us know on our Project Talk page or phabricator if you face any problems using Content Translation. This message is only in English and we will be very grateful if it could be translated into Thai for other users of this Wikipedia. Thank you. On behalf of WMF Language team: --KartikMistry (พูดคุย) 20:24, 27 เมษายน 2559 (ICT)

Medical videos and translations

Hello! I'm uploading CC-BY-SA medical videos to relevant medical articles. For example, see en.wikipedia. We are translating the subtitles into many different languages. I'd like to double check with the community that it is okay for me to add videos to Thai Wikipedia medical articles as long as they have Thai subtitles. Thanks OsmoseIt (พูดคุย) 22:43, 30 พฤษภาคม 2559 (ICT)

Wikipedia to the Moon: voting has begun

Hello, after six weeks of community discussion about Wikipedia to the Moon, there are now 10 different proposals for content for the mission. Starting today, you can vote for them on Meta-Wiki, and decide what we will work on: a Wikipedia canon, different lists, the Moon in 300 languages, an astronomy editathon, featured articles, articles about technology, endangered things, or DNA-related topics. You can even vote against community involvement. Voting is open until 24 June. Sorry that this message is again in English only, but we are using village pumps to reach as many communities as possible, so that everyone knows they can vote. Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 22:31, 10 มิถุนายน 2559 (ICT)

Compact Links coming soon to this wiki

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Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki which you may seen already in 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 coming week 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 message 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)-19:57, 1 กรกฎาคม 2559 (ICT)

Wikipedia to the Moon: invitation to edit

Three weeks ago, you were invited to vote on how to take Wikipedia articles to the Moon. Community voting is over and the winning idea is to send all ‘’featured articles and lists’’ to the Moon. This decision means that, starting today, Wikipedians from all language communities are warmly invited to intensively work on their best articles and lists, and submit them to Wikipedia to the Moon. The central site to coordinate between communities will be Meta-Wiki. You will find an overview and more information there. Hopefully, we will be able to represent as many languages as possible, to show Wikipedia’s diversity. Please feel kindly invited to edit on behalf of your community and tell us about your work on featured content!

Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 21:10, 1 กรกฎาคม 2559 (ICT)

Editing News #2—2016

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 00:20, 4 กรกฎาคม 2559 (ICT)

Open call for Project Grants

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Please help translate to your language:

Greetings! The Project Grants program is accepting proposals from July 1st to August 2nd to fund new tools, research, offline outreach (including editathon series, workshops, etc), online organizing (including contests), and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers.
Whether you need a small or large amount of funds, Project Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.
Also accepting candidates to join the Project Grants Committee through July 15.
With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 22:25, 5 กรกฎาคม 2559 (ICT)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today

Please help translate to your language

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

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)-10:03, 8 กรกฎาคม 2559 (ICT)

Save/Publish

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 01:02, 10 สิงหาคม 2559 (ICT)

New Wikipedia Library accounts available now (August 2016)


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 now sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Nomos – Primarily German-language publisher of law and social sciences books and journals - 25 accounts
  • World Scientific – Scientific, technical, and medical journals - 50 accounts
  • Edinburgh University Press – Humanities and social sciences journals - 25 accounts
  • American Psychological Association – Psychology books and journals - 10 accounts
  • Emerald – Journals on a range of topics including business, education, health care, and engineering - 10 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, DeGruyter, Gale and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 01:38, 31 สิงหาคม 2559 (ICT)

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.

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Birgit Müller (WMDE) 22:08, 12 กันยายน 2559 (ICT)

Grants to improve your project

Please help translate to your language:

Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. There is just over a week left to submit before the October 11 deadline. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 03:11, 1 ตุลาคม 2559 (ICT)

The visual editor will be enabled on this wiki in some days

Hello again. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

As per previous announcements earlier this year, the visual editor (VisualEditor) will be enabled at this Wikipedia in some days. It allows people to edit articles as if they were using a typical word processor. Here's a quick explanation of what is going to happen: you can find a more detailed one, with pictures, at mediawiki.org.

Side by side screenshots, showing the visual appearance of both editing systems
What's changing?
In the new system, you get a single edit tab which follows your preferences, and that therefore will launch the wikitext editor or the visual editor depending on which one you opened the last (Remember my last editor).
This applies to everyone who edited recently, including anonymous users.
How do I switch to the other editor then?
Buttons on the toolbars of both editors were added months ago so that you can switch from one to the other every time you want to, without losing your changes and without having to save first.
The button, located on the right side of the toolbar, looks like square brackets ([[ ]]) in the visual editor, and like a pencil (OOjs UI icon edit-ltr.svg) in the wikitext editor.
Are there other options available?
Yes. You can choose whether you want:
  • Always give me the visual editor if possible (if you temporarily switch to the wikitext editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it; also, it only applies to namespaces where the visual editor is available).
  • Always give me the source editor (if you temporarily switch to the visual editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it)
  • Show me both editor tabs (a system in place at multiple wikis since 2013. You are familiar with this option if you have been using the visual editor here.)
    • Please note: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
How do I set my preference?
  • If you want to try or to stay in the new system: you don't need to do anything.
  • If you had explicitly disabled the visual editor in the past and want to keep it disabled: you don't need to do anything.
  • All the registered users have a dropdown menu in the Editing tab of their Preferences (การแก้ไข --> Editing mode:), where they can choose from. This only needs to be done once. Don't forget to save ;)
    • Users with the visual editor disabled need to re-enable it if they're interested in accessing that menu!
  • People who use the visual editor regularly will see a pop-up (only once after the single edit tab system is introduced), and they can choose their favorite setting there. Of course, they can change their mind at any time just like the others, and pick a different setting from their Preferences.
    • Anonymous users who have used the visual editor recently will also be able to choose which editor they want to edit with.
    • Reminder: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
Final remarks
  • Please spread the word about this major change in any way that you deem appropriate for this community, by linking to this announcement elsewhere, putting up a site notice, etc. Please note it will affect all the registered users at first, and after some days it will reach logged-out contributors as well if no major technical issues have arisen. Don't hesitate to ask questions, I'll be around for a while to help!
  • Please do let us know about any anomalies you think you're experiencing, and do post any other feedback below. I'd like to thank everyone who works to make the transition easier for this community, and whoever will help me processing feedback in your language.
  • You can learn more about optimizing the visual editor experience here by reading a guide on mediawiki.org.

Thank you! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:37, 4 ตุลาคม 2559 (ICT)

FYI to a few very active editors here: ผู้ใช้:Potapt, ผู้ใช้:PUNG191230, ผู้ใช้:Sry85, ผู้ใช้:B20180, ผู้ใช้:PP2014, ผู้ใช้:Ponpan. Hope this helps, --Elitre (WMF) (พูดคุย) 15:52, 4 ตุลาคม 2559 (ICT)

Creative Commons 4.0

สวัสดี ผมเขียนจากมูลนิธิวิกิมีเดียถึงคุณเพื่อเชิญให้ความเห็นในการเสนอเปลี่ยนชนิดการอนุญาติจาก CC BY-SA 3.0 เป็น CC BY-SA 4.0 ในทั้งโครงการของวิกิมีเดีย การปรึกษาความเห็นจะเริ่มตั้งแต่วันที่ 5 ตุลาคม ถึง 8 พฤศจิกายน เราหวังที่จะได้รับมุมมองและความคิดเห็นอันหลากหลาย เพราะฉะนั้น ถ้าคุณสนใจ คุณสามารถเข้าร่วมแสดงความเห็นได้ในเมต้าวิกิ Joe Sutherland (talk) 08:16, 6 ตุลาคม 2559 (ICT)

The visual editor is now active here

Hello again. This message is only available in English at this time: Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

As some of you have noticed, this Wikipedia now has the visual editor (VisualEditor) enabled for all registered users. The rollout to logged-out users will likely happen in a week or so.

For an explanation of how the editing system now works and how to choose/go back to your favorite setting, please see my previous announcement above. If you wish to change your editing system preferences now, this can be done from this link to your Preferences --> การแก้ไข --> Editing mode:.

All edits using the visual editor will be tagged with "Visual edit" in recent changes, watchlists, and page histories. To access the User Guide for the visual editor, click on the "(?)" icon in its toolbar.

Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues directly in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback; by all means, feel free to also ping or contact me directly if you prefer. In case of emergency (like an unexpected bug causing widespread problems), please contact James Forrester, the product manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org or on IRC in the #mediawiki-visualeditor channel.

Happy editing! Respectfully, Elitre (WMF) --02:02, 12 ตุลาคม 2559 (ICT)

PS: Are you seeing interface messages that are not in this wiki's language? Please fix this by providing translations here. Translations may be also provided for the user guide. Please contact me if you want guidance in contributing translations!

Just a heads-up that rollout of the visual editor on this wiki is now complete. Please refer to my previous messages for details. You can read the "checklist" that was written to help communities like yours in their process of adapting the visual editor to their customs and needs. Best, Elitre (WMF) 01:27, 21 ตุลาคม 2559 (ICT)

Editing News #3—2016

00:49, 16 ตุลาคม 2559 (ICT)

Help needed for localizing the ProveIt gadget

Hi! ProveIt is a powerful gadget that makes it much easier to find, add, edit and delete references when editing articles. I want to localize the gadget for the Thai Wikipedia, but I don't know Thai, so I need some help. Localizing the gadget is really easy, and I can give precise instructions and support. Just contact me via Phabricator, here. I think that adding this gadget could help the Thai Wikipedia a lot, as it is helping other Wikipedias already. Thanks!! --Felipe (พูดคุย) 08:19, 23 ตุลาคม 2559 (ICT)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (November 2016)


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 from:

Expansions

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 01:30, 2 พฤศจิกายน 2559 (ICT)

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.

Password reset

I apologise that this message is in English. ⧼Centralnotice-shared-help-translate⧽

We are having a problem with attackers taking over wiki accounts with privileged user rights (for example, admins, bureaucrats, oversighters, checkusers). It appears that this may be because of weak or reused passwords.

Community members are working along with members of multiple teams at the Wikimedia Foundation to address this issue.

In the meantime, we ask that everyone takes a look at the passwords they have chosen for their wiki accounts. If you know that you've chosen a weak password, or if you've chosen a password that you are using somewhere else, please change those passwords.

Select strong passwords – eight or more characters long, and containing letters, numbers, and punctuation. Joe Sutherland (พูดคุย) / MediaWiki message delivery (พูดคุย) 06:59, 14 พฤศจิกายน 2559 (ICT)

Adding to the above section (Password reset)

Please accept my apologies - that first line should read "Help with translations!". Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) / MediaWiki message delivery (พูดคุย) 07:11, 14 พฤศจิกายน 2559 (ICT)

New way to edit wikitext

James Forrester (Product Manager, Editing department, Wikimedia Foundation) --02:31, 15 ธันวาคม 2559 (ICT)

Football team

Hello. Sorry for writing in English. Is the article ทีมฟุตบอล in the correct wikidata item? Please check d:Q15944511 and d:Q476028. Xaris333 (พูดคุย) 09:51, 1 มกราคม 2560 (ICT)

Not a Thai speaker

I think you're mistaken. I'm not a Thai speaker. You must have sent me the message by mistake. Yusheng02 (พูดคุย) 09:59, 2 มกราคม 2560 (ICT)

It is not actually a mistake. It was sent by the automated message welcoming users who has logged in on any particular Wiki for the first time, just like welcome message in other Wiki. --124.120.116.104 16:46, 22 มกราคม 2560 (ICT)

Hat Yai Seal

Hello there. Can anybody upload the Hat Yai Seal to Commons with english letters in filename, so that it can be used in articles written in different languages? Article: เทศบาลนครหาดใหญ่ Kakaru (พูดคุย) 13:26, 21 มกราคม 2560 (ICT)

Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 03:30, 16 กุมภาพันธ์ 2560 (ICT) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 02:43, 10 มีนาคม 2560 (ICT) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)

12:09, 18 มีนาคม 2560 (ICT)


Hi. I'll rephrase the message above: I'd like to

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (พูดคุย) 04:23, 25 มีนาคม 2560 (+07)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

Wikimedia-logo black.svg

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.

  • April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
  • April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
  • April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
  • May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
  • May 15–19 – Board vote checking
  • May 20 – Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:

  • Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
    • There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
  • Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
    • One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.

More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections(at)wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 10:36, 7 เมษายน 2560 (+07) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Question concerning my, uh, "activity" on Thai Wikipedia.

Why was I given the "welcome to Thai Wikipedia" message? Literally all I did was visit the Thai Wikipedia page for HBO! I didn't even edit that page! (I wouldn't be able to edit that page anyway, since I obviously don't speak Thai. Heck, I don't even live in Thailand!)

If anyone here knows, be sure to tell me, okay? Okay! See you later!

SparkPlugM (พูดคุย) 04:12, 10 เมษายน 2560 (+07)

@SparkPlugM: The welcome message is sent by the New user message (see the MediaWiki extensions page) upon the account having been created in Thai Wikipedia. If you visit the page while logging into your account, the SUL will automatically create the account for you and send you the welcome message. You can safely ignore the message. --210.1.21.116 18:10, 10 เมษายน 2560 (+07)

Me (SparkPlugM) again: Ah, OK. Thank you for the info!

Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 May

MediaWiki message delivery (พูดคุย) 00:33, 12 เมษายน 2560 (+07)

Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android app

Wikidata description editing is a new experiment being rolled out on the Wikipedia app for Android. While this primarily impacts Wikidata, the changes are also addressing a concern about the mobile versions of Wikipedia, so that mobile users will be able to edit directly the descriptions shown under the title of the page and in the search results.

We began by rolling out this feature several weeks ago to a pilot group of Wikipedias (Russian, Hebrew, and Catalan), and have seen very positive results including numerous quality contributions in the form of new and updated descriptions, and a low rate of vandalism.

We are now ready for the next phase of rolling out this feature, which is to enable it in a few days for all Wikipedias except the top ten by usage within the app (i.e. except English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, and Chinese). We will enable the feature for those languages instead at some point in the future, as we closely monitor user engagement with our expanded set of pilot communities. As always, if have any concerns, please reach out to us on wiki at the talk page for this project or by email at reading@wikimedia.org. Thanks!

-DBrant (WMF) 15:41, 14 เมษายน 2560 (ICT)

New Page previews feature

Wiki Loves Pride featured picture drive

Men kissing in IKEA.jpg

Comments and feedback on the planned international LGBT+ Wiki Loves Pride featured picture drive are welcome on the discussion page, see link.

The competition encourages high quality photographs from Pride events and other LGBT+ cultural related images to be released to Wikimedia Commons. The goal is to see a jump in the numbers of LGBT+ cultural related photographs nominated for Featured Picture status on all Wikimedia projects.

Help is needed to prepare a banner in Thai! See banner translations.

Thank you! -- (พูดคุย) 04:13, 24 เมษายน 2560 (+07)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2017)

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 from:

Expansions

  • Gale – Biography In Context database added
  • Adam Matthew – all 53 databases now available

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, Taylor & Francis and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 01:52, 3 พฤษภาคม 2560 (+07)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Aaron.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections

02:14, 4 พฤษภาคม 2560 (+07)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 21:41, 8 พฤษภาคม 2560 (+07)

Editing News #1—2017

01:06, 13 พฤษภาคม 2560 (+07)

Prototype for editing Wikidata infoboxes on Wikipedia

Hello,

I’m sorry for writing in English. It’d be great if someone could translate this message if necessary.

One of the most requested features for Wikidata is to enable editing of Wikidata’s data directly from Wikipedia, so the editors can continue their workflow without switching websites.

The Wikidata development team has been working on a tool to achieve this goal: fill and edit the Wikipedia infoboxes with information from Wikidata, directly on Wikipedia, via the Visual Editor.

We already asked for feedback in 2015, and collected some interesting ideas which we shared with you in this thesis. Now we would like to present to you our first prototype and collect your feedback, in order to improve and continue the development of this feature.

We present this work to you very early, so we can include your feedback before and all along the development. You are the core users of this feature, so we want to make sure that it fits your needs and editing processes.

You will find the prototype, description of the features, and a demo video, on this page. Feel free to add any comment or feedback on the talk page. The page is currently not translated in every languages, but you can add your contribution by helping to translate it.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to follow all the discussions on Wikipedia, so if you want to be sure that your feedback is read, please add it on the Wikidata page, in your favorite language. Thanks for your understanding.

Thanks, Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

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Birgit Müller (WMDE) 21:44, 16 พฤษภาคม 2560 (+07)

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)

04:08, 17 พฤษภาคม 2560 (+07)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections

04:05, 24 พฤษภาคม 2560 (+07)

What do you care for most? What are you concerned with? Take part in the strategy discussion

Strategy Graphic.pdf
The World in 2030 - Presentation for movement strategy discussions.pdf

หวัดดี! I'm sorry that I'm not writing in Thai. Please help translate to your language!

The more involved we are, the more ideas or wishes concerning the future of Wikipedia we have. We want to change some things, but other things we prefer not to be changed at all, and we can explain why for each of those things. At some point, we don’t think only about the recent changes or personal lists of to-dos, but also about, for example, groups of users, the software, institutional partners, money!, etc. When we discuss with other Wikimedians, we want them to have at least similar priorities that we have. Otherwise, we feel we wasted our time and efforts.

We need to find something that could be predictable, clear and certain to everybody. A uniting idea that would be more nearby and close to the every day’s reality than the Vision (every human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge).

But people contribute to Wikimedia in so many ways. The thing that should unite us should also fit various needs of editors and affiliates from many countries. What’s more, we can’t ignore other groups of people who care about or depend on us, like regular donors or “power readers” (people who read our content a lot and often).

That’s why we’re running the movement strategy discussions. Between 2019 and 2034, the main idea that results from these discussions, considered by Wikimedians as the most important one, will influence big and small decisions, e.g. in grant programs, or software development. For example: are we more educational, or more IT-like?

We want to take into account everybody’s voice. Really: each community is important. We don’t want you to be or even feel excluded.

Please, if you are interested in the Wikimedia strategy, follow these steps:

  • Have a look at this page. There are drafts of 5 potential candidates for the strategic priority. You can comment on the talk pages. Languages other than English are OK.
  • Tell those Wikipedians who don't know English that we're waiting for their comments as well!
  • The last day for the discussion is June, 12. Later, we’ll read all your comments, and shortly after that, there’ll be another round of discussions (see the timeline). I will give you more details before that happens.
  • If you have any questions, ask me. If you ask me here, mention me please.

Friendly disclaimer: this message wasn't written by a bot, a bureaucrat or a person who doesn't care about your project. I’m a Wikipedian, not a staffer, and I hope my words are straightforward enough. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (พูดคุย) 04:17, 5 มิถุนายน 2560 (+07)

Accessible editing buttons

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 05:23, 11 กรกฎาคม 2560 (ICT)

Strategy discussion, cycle 3. Let's discuss about a new challenge

Hi! It's the second week of our Cycle 3 discussion, and there's a new challenge: How could we capture the sum of all knowledge when much of it cannot be verified in traditional ways? You can suggest solutions here. You can also read a summary of discussions that took place in the past week. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (พูดคุย) 23:57, 11 กรกฎาคม 2560 (ICT)

Strategy discussion, cycle 3. Challenge 4

Hi! The movement strategy discussion is still underway, and there are four challenges that you may discuss:

  1. How do our communities and content stay relevant in a changing world?
  2. How could we capture the sum of all knowledge when much of it cannot be verified in traditional ways?
  3. As Wikimedia looks toward 2030, how can we counteract the increasing levels of misinformation?
  4. and the newest one: How does Wikimedia continue to be as useful as possible to the world as the creation, presentation, and distribution of knowledge change?

The last, fifth challenge will be released on July, 25.

If you want to know what other communities think about the challenges, there's the latest weekly summary (July 10 to 16), and there's the previous one (July 1 to 9).

If you have any questions, you may ask here (please, remember to ping me). The FAQ might be helpful as well.

Page Previews (Hovercards) update

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 05:32, 21 กรกฎาคม 2560 (ICT)

Columns for references

06:21, 24 กรกฎาคม 2560 (ICT)

Strategy discussion, cycle 3. Challenge 5

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There are only three days left (plus today) to take part in Cycle 3 of the Wikimedia strategy discussion. Insights to the last challenge our movement is facing has just been published. The challenge is: How does Wikimedia meet our current and future readers’ needs as the world undergoes significant population shifts in the next 15 years?

The previous challenges are:

  1. How do our communities and content stay relevant in a changing world?
  2. How could we capture the sum of all knowledge when much of it cannot be verified in traditional ways?
  3. As Wikimedia looks toward 2030, how can we counteract the increasing levels of misinformation?
  4. How does Wikimedia continue to be as useful as possible to the world as the creation, presentation, and distribution of knowledge change?

On this page, you may read more, and suggest solutions to the challenges. Also, if you're interested in related discussions that are taking place on other wikis, please have a look at the weekly summaries: #1 (July 1 to 9), #2 (July 10 to 16), #3 (July 17 to 23).

In August, a broad consultation will take place, but it'll differ from what we've been conducting since March. This is your last chance to take part in such a discussion! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (พูดคุย) 00:51, 29 กรกฎาคม 2560 (ICT)

Share your thoughts on the draft strategy direction

หวัดดี! I'm sorry that I'm not writing in Thai. 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.

  1. Cycle 1 synthesis report
  2. Cycle 2 synthesis report
  3. New Voices synthesis report

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (พูดคุย) 16:05, 10 สิงหาคม 2560 (ICT)

Draft strategy direction. Version #2

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.

  1. Cycle 1 synthesis report
  2. Cycle 2 synthesis report
  3. Cycle 3 synthesis report
  4. New Voices synthesis report

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (พูดคุย) 17:30, 11 กันยายน 2560 (ICT)

RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"

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 (พูดคุย) 04:06, 18 กันยายน 2560 (ICT)

Discussion on synced reading lists

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 03:35, 21 กันยายน 2560 (ICT)

Wikimedia Movement Strategy phase 2, and a goodbye

หวัดดี,

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.

ขอบคุณ, SGrabarczuk (WMF) (พูดคุย) 04:33, 1 ตุลาคม 2560 (ICT)

New notification when a page is connected to Wikidata

Hello all,

(Please help translate to your language)

The Wikidata development team is about to deploy a new feature on all Wikipedias. It is a new type of notification (via Echo, the notification system you see at the top right of your wiki when you are logged in), that will inform the creator of a page, when this page is connected to a Wikidata item.

You may know that Wikidata provides a centralized system for all the interwikilinks. When a new page is created, it should be connected to the corresponding Wikidata item, by modifying this Wikidata item. With this new notification, editors creating pages will be informed when another editor connects this page to Wikidata.

Screenshot Echo Wikibase notification.png

This feature will be deployed on May 30th on all the Wikipedias, excepting English, French and German. This feature will be disable by default for existing editors, and enabled by default for new editors.

This is the first step of the deployments, the Wikipedias and other Wikimedia projects will follow in the next months.

If you have any question, suggestion, please let me know by pinging me. You can also follow and leave a comment on the Phabricator ticket.

Thanks go to Matěj Suchánek who developed this feature!

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk)

Wikidata changes now also appear in enhanced recent changes

Hello, and sorry to write this message in English. You can help translating it.

Starting from today, you will be able to display Wikidata changes in both modes of the recent changes and the watchlist.

Read and translate the full message

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) 15:33, 29 มิถุนายน 2560 (ICT)

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