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19:20, 10 Phupu 2018 (UTC)

New user group for editing sitewide CSS / JSEdit

Enabling a helpful feature for Template editorsEdit

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:28, 6 Phato 2018 (UTC)

Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from nowEdit

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Hi all,

as announced previously, permission handling for CSS/JS pages has changed: only members of the interface-admin (Interface administrators) group, and a few highly privileged global groups such as stewards, can edit CSS/JS pages that they do not own (that is, any page ending with .css or .js that is either in the MediaWiki: namespace or is another user's user subpage). This is done to improve the security of readers and editors of Wikimedia projects. More information is available at Creation of separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS. If you encounter any unexpected problems, please contact me or file a bug.

Thanks!
Tgr (talk) 12:40, 27 Phato 2018 (UTC) (via global message delivery)

Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 OctoberEdit

13:33, 6 Lwetse 2018 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2018Edit

14:17, 2 Pudungwana 2018 (UTC)

Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile webEdit

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 19:35, 13 Pudungwana 2018 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey voteEdit

18:13, 22 Pudungwana 2018 (UTC)

Advanced SearchEdit

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 11:03, 26 Pudungwana 2018 (UTC)

New Wikimedia password policy and requirementsEdit

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:03, 6 Tshitwe 2018 (UTC)

Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019Edit

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Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.

Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.

The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.

The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

To know more about the contest, check out our Commons Page and FAQs

There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:13, 27 Tshitwe 2018 (UTC)

Machine translation support enabled today for Content TranslationEdit

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Hello, machine translation support for Content Translation (beta feature) has now been extended and enabled for users of this Wikipedia, with the inclusion of Google Translate. It can be used when translating Wikipedia articles with Content Translation. To start using this service, please choose Google 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 Google Translate, but Content Translation can still be used in the usual manner for translating from all languages, with or without machine translation support. While machine translation exists to aid creation of content conveniently, we would like to emphasise that before publishing, the final content should always be reviewed to avoid errors and ambiguity. We hope that your wiki community will find this new service useful, and that it will help you create more articles in your language.

Wikimedia Foundation and Google have collaborated to work out an agreement that allows the use of Google Translate without compromising Wikipedia’s policy of attribution of rights, privacy of our users and brand representation. For more information, we request you to kindly take a look at the details about machine translation services in Content Translation and about Google Translate translation services. You can also read the main announcement on Wikimedia news. Please note, translations made using Content Translation are also used to improve machine translation services.

We have tested the service for use, but there could be unknown problems that we are not aware of yet. Please do let us know on our Project Talk page 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 for other users of this Wikipedia.

Thank you. -- On behalf of WMF Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk) 16:15, 9 Pherekgong 2019 (UTC)

FileExporter beta featureEdit

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 Pherekgong 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)

18:54, 16 Pherekgong 2019 (UTC)

Talk to us about talkingEdit

Trizek (WMF) 15:01, 21 Hlakola 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 Hlakubele 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.

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

10:56, 8 Mmesa 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestEdit

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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 Mmesa 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata Bridge: edit Wikidata’s data from Wikipedia infoboxesEdit

Article available in IncubatorEdit

Apologies for writing in English.

Someone began creating a new test Wikipedia in this language at Incubator. We stopped that process, but one substantive page was created: incubator:Wp/sot/Continents. Is this page actually correctly written in this language? If so, would you like to import it here? I notice that the page Kontinente is a stub. Please ping when you answer. Thank you. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:36, 1 Phupu 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #1—July 2019Edit

18:32, 23 Phupu 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 Phato 2019 (UTC)

New tools and IP maskingEdit

14:18, 21 Phato 2019 (UTC)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just startedEdit

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

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements projectEdit

07:18, 16 Mphalane 2019 (UTC)

Beta feature "Reference Previews"Edit

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:47, 23 Mphalane 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pagesEdit

11:12, 29 Mphalane 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month 2019Edit

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Wikipedia Asian Month is back! We wish you all the best of luck for the contest. The basic guidelines of the contest can be found on your local page of Wikipedia Asian Month. For more information, refer to our Meta page for organizers.

Looking forward to meet the next ambassadors for Wikipedia Asian Month 2019!

For additional support for organizing offline event, contact our international team on wiki or on email. We would appreciate the translation of this message in the local language by volunteer translators. Thank you!

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:57, 31 Mphalane 2019 (UTC)