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(विकिपीडिया:विचारमण्डपम् (विविधविषयाः) इत्यस्मात् पुनर्निर्दिष्टम्)

The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now closed [सम्पादयतु]

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

The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now closed. This Call ran from 10 January and closed on 16 February 2022. The Call focused on three key questions and received broad discussion on Meta-wiki, during meetings with affiliates, and in various community conversations. The community and affiliates provided many proposals and discussion points. The reports are on Meta-wiki.

This information will be shared with the Board of Trustees and Elections Committee so they can make informed decisions about the upcoming Board of Trustees election. The Board of Trustees will then follow with an announcement after they have discussed the information.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Call for Feedback to help improve Board election processes.

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance
CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ०८:२१, ५ मार्च् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

UCoC Enforcement Guidelines Ratification Vote Begins (7 - 21 March 2022)[सम्पादयतु]

The ratification of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) enforcement guidelines has started. Every eligible community member can vote.

For instructions on voting using SecurePoll and Voting eligibility, please read this. The last date to vote is 21 March 2022.

Vote here - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/vote/391

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १७:१५, ७ मार्च् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter February 2022[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about February 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned our conducted events, ongoing events and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming Events

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:58, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Pune Nadi Darshan 2022: A campaign cum photography contest[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings for the Holi festival! CIS-A2K is glad to announce a campaign cum photography contest, Pune Nadi Darshan 2022, organised jointly by Rotary Water Olympiad and CIS-A2K on the occasion of ‘World Water Week’. This is a pilot campaign to document the rivers in the Pune district on Wikimedia Commons. The campaign period is from 16 March to 16 April 2022.


Under this campaign, participants are expected to click and upload the photos of rivers in the Pune district on the following topics -

  • Beauty of rivers in Pune district
  • Flora & fauna of rivers in Pune district
  • Religious & cultural places around rivers in Pune district
  • Human activities at rivers in Pune district
  • Constructions on rivers in Pune district
  • River Pollution in Pune district

Please visit the event page for more details. We welcome your participation in this campaign. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०७:१९, १५ मार्च् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement guidelines ratification voting is now closed[सम्पादयतु]

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

Greetings,

The ratification voting process for the revised enforcement guidelines of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) came to a close on 21 March 2022. Over 2300 Wikimedians voted across different regions of our movement. Thank you to everyone who participated in this process! The scrutinizing group is now reviewing the vote for accuracy, so please allow up to two weeks for them to finish their work.

The final results from the voting process will be announced here, along with the relevant statistics and a summary of comments as soon as they are available. Please check out the voter information page to learn about the next steps. You can comment on the project talk page on Meta-wiki in any language.

You may also contact the UCoC project team by email: ucocproject(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Best regards,

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ०९:५४, २३ मार्च् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Announcing Indic Hackathon 2022 and Scholarship Applications[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians, we are happy to announce that the Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group will be organizing Indic Hackathon 2022, a regional event as part of the main Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 taking place in a hybrid mode during 20-22 May 2022. The event will take place in Hyderabad. The regional event will be in-person with support for virtual participation. As it is with any hackathon, the event’s program will be semi-structured i.e. while we will have some sessions in sync with the main hackathon event, the rest of the time will be upto participants’ interest on what issues they are interested to work on. The event page can be seen on this page.

In this regard, we would like to invite community members who would like to attend in-person to fill out a form for scholarship application by 17 April, which is available on the event page. Please note that the hackathon won’t be focusing on training of new skills, and it is expected that applications have some experience/knowledge contributing to technical areas of the Wikimedia movement. Please post on the event talk page if you have any queries. MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:३१, ७ एप्रिल् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter March 2022[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about March 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned our conducted events and ongoing events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:33, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Extension of Pune Nadi Darshan 2022: A campaign cum photography contest[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you already know, Pune Nadi Darshan is a campaign cum photography contest on Wikimedia Commons organised jointly by Rotary Water Olympiad and CIS-A2K. The contest started on 16 March on the occasion of World Water Week and received a good response from citizens as well as organisations working on river issues.

Taking into consideration the feedback from the volunteers and organisations about extending the deadline of 16 April, the organisers have decided to extend the contest till 16 May 2022. Some leading organisations have also shown interest in donating their archive and need a sufficient time period for the process.

We are still mainly using these topics which are mentioned below.

  • Beauty of rivers in Pune district
  • Flora & fauna of rivers in Pune district
  • Religious & cultural places around rivers in Pune district
  • Human activities at rivers in Pune district
  • Constructions on rivers in Pune district
  • River Pollution in Pune district

Anyone can participate still now, so, we appeal to all Wikimedians to contribute to this campaign to enrich river-related content on Wikimedia Commons. For more information, you can visit the event page.

Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:58, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Join the South Asia / ESEAP Annual Plan Meeting with Maryana Iskander[सम्पादयतु]

Dear community members,

In continuation of Maryana Iskander's listening tour, the Movement Communications and Movement Strategy and Governance teams invite you to discuss the 2022-23 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan.

The conversations are about these questions:

  • The 2030 Wikimedia Movement Strategy sets a direction toward "knowledge as a service" and "knowledge equity". The Wikimedia Foundation wants to plan according to these two goals. How do you think the Wikimedia Foundation should apply them to our work?
  • The Wikimedia Foundation continues to explore better ways of working at a regional level. We have increased our regional focus in areas like grants, new features, and community conversations. How can we improve?
  • Anyone can contribute to the Movement Strategy process. We want to know about your activities, ideas, requests, and lessons learned. How can the Wikimedia Foundation better support the volunteers and affiliates working in Movement Strategy activities?

Date and Time

The meeting will happen via Zoom on 24 April (Sunday) at 07:00 UTC (local time). Kindly add the event to your calendar. Live interpretation will be available for some languages.

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १०:२१, १७ एप्रिल् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now - April 2022[सम्पादयतु]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library has free access to new paywalled reliable sources. You can these and dozens more collections at https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/:

  • Wiley – journals, books, and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences
  • OECD – OECD iLibrary, Data, and Multimedia​​ published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • SPIE Digital Library – journals and eBooks on optics and photonics applied research

Many other sources are freely available for experienced editors, including collections which recently became accessible to all eligible editors: Cambridge University Press, BMJ, AAAS, Érudit and more.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: log in today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team १३:१७, २६ एप्रिल् २०२२ (UTC)

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Call for Candidates: 2022 Board of Trustees Election[सम्पादयतु]

Dear community members,

The 2022 Board of Trustees elections process has begun. The Call for Candidates has been announced.

The Board of Trustees oversees the operations of the Wikimedia Foundation. Community-and-affiliate selected trustees and Board-appointed trustees make up the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three year term. The Wikimedia community has the opportunity to vote for community-and-affiliate selected trustees.

The Wikimedia community will vote to elect two seats on the Board of Trustees in 2022. This is an opportunity to improve the representation, diversity, and expertise of the Board of Trustees.

Kindly submit your candidacy to join the Board of Trustees. CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ०९:००, २९ एप्रिल् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter April 2022[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

I hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about April 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned our conducted events, ongoing events and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:47, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022 - Call for Election Volunteers[सम्पादयतु]

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

The Movement Strategy and Governance team is looking for community members to serve as election volunteers in the upcoming Board of Trustees election.

The idea of the Election Volunteer Program came up during the 2021 Wikimedia Board of Trustees Election. This program turned out to be successful. With the help of Election Volunteers we were able to increase outreach and participation in the election by 1,753 voters over 2017. Overall turnout was 10.13%, 1.1 percentage points more, and 214 wikis were represented in the election.

There were a total of 74 wikis that did not participate in 2017 that produced voters in the 2021 election. Can you help increase the participation even more?

Election volunteers will help in the following areas:

  • Translate short messages and announce the ongoing election process in community channels
  • Optional: Monitor community channels for community comments and questions

Volunteers should:

  • Maintain the friendly space policy during conversations and events
  • Present the guidelines and voting information to the community in a neutral manner

Do you want to be an election volunteer and ensure your community is represented in the vote? Sign up here to receive updates. You can use the talk page for questions about translation.
CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १०:३१, १२ मे २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter May 2022[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

I hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about May 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned our conducted events and ongoing and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:23, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

June Month Celebration 2022 edit-a-thon[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K announced June month mini edit-a-thon which is going to take place on 25 & 26 June 2022 (on this weekend). The motive of conducting this edit-a-thon is to celebrate June Month which is also known as pride month.

This time we will celebrate the month, which is full of notable days, by creating & developing articles on local Wikimedia projects, such as proofreading the content on Wikisource if there are any, items that need to be created on Wikidata [edit Labels & Descriptions], some June month related content must be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons and so on. It will be a two-days long edit-a-thon to increase content about the month of June or related to its days, directly or indirectly. Anyone can participate in this event and the link you can find here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:46, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Propose statements for the 2022 Election Compass[सम्पादयतु]

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

Hi all,

Community members are invited to propose statements to use in the Election Compass for the 2022 Board of Trustees election.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/neutral/disagree). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Community members propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August. The Elections Committee will oversee the process, supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team. MSG will check that the questions are clear, there are no duplicates, no typos, and so on.

Regards,

Movement Strategy & Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ०८:२२, १२ जुलै २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter June 2022[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about June 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:23, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Board of Trustees - Affiliate Voting Results[सम्पादयतु]

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

Dear community members,

The Affiliate voting process has concluded. Representatives from each Affiliate organization learned about the candidates by reading candidates’ statements, reviewing candidates’ answers to questions, and considering the candidates’ ratings provided by the Analysis Committee. The shortlisted 2022 Board of Trustees candidates are:

See more information about the Results and Statistics of this election.

Please take a moment to appreciate the Affiliate representatives and Analysis Committee members for taking part in this process and helping to grow the Board of Trustees in capacity and diversity. Thank you for your participation.

The next part of the Board election process is the community voting period. View the election timeline here. To prepare for the community voting period, there are several things community members can engage with, in the following ways:

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ०९:००, २० जुलै २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 7[सम्पादयतु]

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 7, July-September 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the 7th issue of Movement Strategy and Governance newsletter! The newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the implementation of Wikimedia's Movement Strategy recommendations, other relevant topics regarding Movement governance, as well as different projects and activities supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The MSG Newsletter is delivered quarterly, while the more frequent Movement Strategy Weekly will be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Movement sustainability: Wikimedia Foundation's annual sustainability report has been published. (continue reading)
  • Improving user experience: recent improvements on the desktop interface for Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Safety and inclusion: updates on the revision process of the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines. (continue reading)
  • Equity in decisionmaking: reports from Hubs pilots conversations, recent progress from the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, and a new white paper for futures of participation in the Wikimedia movement. (continue reading)
  • Stakeholders coordination: launch of a helpdesk for Affiliates and volunteer communities working on content partnership. (continue reading)
  • Leadership development: updates on leadership projects by Wikimedia movement organizers in Brazil and Cape Verde. (continue reading)
  • Internal knowledge management: launch of a new portal for technical documentation and community resources. (continue reading)
  • Innovate in free knowledge: high-quality audiovisual resources for scientific experiments and a new toolkit to record oral transcripts. (continue reading)
  • Evaluate, iterate, and adapt: results from the Equity Landscape project pilot (continue reading)
  • Other news and updates: a new forum to discuss Movement Strategy implementation, upcoming Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, a new podcast to discuss Movement Strategy, and change of personnel for the Foundation's Movement Strategy and Governance team. (continue reading)

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १२:५८, २४ जुलै २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]


Vote for Election Compass Statements[सम्पादयतु]

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

Dear community members,

Volunteers in the 2022 Board of Trustees election are invited to vote for statements to use in the Election Compass. You can vote for the statements you would like to see included in the Election Compass on Meta-wiki.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/neutral/disagree). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Volunteers propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ०७:०४, २६ जुलै २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Delay of Board of Trustees Election[सम्पादयतु]

Dear community members,

I am reaching out to you today with an update about the timing of the voting for the Board of Trustees election.

As many of you are already aware, this year we are offering an Election Compass to help voters identify the alignment of candidates on some key topics. Several candidates requested an extension of the character limitation on their responses expanding on their positions, and the Elections Committee felt their reasoning was consistent with the goals of a fair and equitable election process.

To ensure that the longer statements can be translated in time for the election, the Elections Committee and Board Selection Task Force decided to delay the opening of the Board of Trustees election by one week - a time proposed as ideal by staff working to support the election.

Although it is not expected that everyone will want to use the Election Compass to inform their voting decision, the Elections Committee felt it was more appropriate to open the voting period with essential translations for community members across languages to use if they wish to make this important decision.

The voting will open on August 23 at 00:00 UTC and close on September 6 at 23:59 UTC.

Best regards,

Matanya, on behalf of the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ०७:४३, १५ आगस्ट् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter July 2022[सम्पादयतु]


Really sorry for sending it in English, feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is fine. As CIS-A2K update the communities every month about their previous work via the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K shares its July 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
  • Partnerships with Goa University, authors and language organisations
Upcoming events

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:10, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

WikiConference India 2023: Initial conversations[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope all of you are doing well. We are glad to inform you to restart the conversation to host the next WikiConference India 2023 after WCI 2020 which was not conducted due to the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, it couldn't take place. However, we are hoping to reinitiate this discussion and for that we need your involvement, suggestions and support to help organize a much needed conference in February-March of 2023.

The proposed 2023 conference will bring our energies, ideas, learnings, and hopes together. This conference will provide a national-level platform for Indian Wikimedians to connect, re-connect, and establish their collaboration itself can be a very important purpose on its own- in the end it will empower us all to strategize, plan ahead and collaborate- as a movement.

We hope we, the Indian Wikimedia Community members, come together in various capacities and make this a reality. We believe we will take learnings from earlier attempts, improve processes & use best practices in conducting this conference purposefully and fruitfully.

Here is a survey form to get your responses on the same notion. Unfortunately we are working with short timelines since the final date of proposal submission is 5 September. We request you please fill out the form by 28th August. After your responses, we can decide if we have the community need and support for the conference. You are also encouraged to add your support on this page, if you support the idea.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, ०६:३९, २४ आगस्ट् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

2022 Board of Trustees Community Voting Period is now Open[सम्पादयतु]

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

Dear community members,

The Community Voting period for the 2022 Board of Trustees election is now open. Here are some helpful links to get you the information you need to vote:

If you are ready to vote, you may go to SecurePoll voting page to vote now. You may vote from August 23 at 00:00 UTC to September 6 at 23:59 UTC. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page.

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १२:४०, २६ आगस्ट् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting is about to close[सम्पादयतु]

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

Hello,

The Community Voting period of the 2022 Board of Trustees election started on August 23, 2022, and will close on September 6, 2022 23:59 UTC. There’s still a chance to participate in this election. If you did not vote, please visit the SecurePoll voting page to vote now. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page. If you need help in making your decision, here are some helpful links:

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १३:१५, १ सेप्टेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct[सम्पादयतु]

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

Hello everyone,

The Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines Revisions committee is requesting comments regarding the Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period will be open from 8 September 2022 until 8 October 2022.

The Committee collaborated to revise these draft guidelines based on input gathered from the community discussion period from May through July, as well as the community vote that concluded in March 2022. The revisions are focused on the following four areas:

  1. To identify the type, purpose, and applicability of the UCoC training;
  2. To simplify the language for more accessible translation and comprehension by non-experts;
  3. To explore the concept of affirmation, including its pros and cons;
  4. To review the balancing of the privacy of the accuser and the accused

The Committee requests comments and suggestions about these revisions by 8 October 2022. From there, the Revisions Committee anticipates further revising the guidelines based on community input.

Find the Revised Guidelines on Meta, and a comparison page in some languages.

Everyone may share comments in a number of places. Facilitators welcome comments in any language on the Revisions Guideline Talk Page. Comments can also be shared on talk pages of translations, at local discussions, or during conversation hours. There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines.

Conversation hours

The facilitation team supporting this review period hopes to reach a large number of communities. If you do not see a conversation happening in your community, please organize a discussion. Facilitators can assist you in setting up the conversations. Discussions will be summarized and presented to the drafting committee every two weeks. The summaries will be published here.

~ On behalf of the UCoC project team.

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ११:५०, १३ सेप्टेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

WikiConference India 2023: Proposal to WMF[सम्पादयतु]

Hello everyone,

We are happy to inform you that we have submitted the Conference & Event Grant proposal for WikiConference India 2023 to the Wikimedia Foundation. We kindly request all the community members to go through the proposal -- including the community engagement survey report, program plan, venue and logistics, participation and scholarships, and the budget, and provide us with your suggestions/comments on the talk page. You can endorse the proposal in the endorsements section, please do add a rationale for supporting this project.

According to the timeline of the Conference and Event Grants program, the community can review till 23 September 2022, post that we will start integrating all the received feedback to make modifications to the proposal. Depending on the response of community members, an IRC may be hosted next week, especially if there are any questions/concerns that need to be addressed.

We reopened the survey form and if you are still interested in taking part in the survey and you have something in mind to share or want to become a part of the organizing team, please fill out the form so we all can work together.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, ०७:३६, १९ सेप्टेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter August 2022[सम्पादयतु]


Really sorry for sending it in English, feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is fine. As CIS-A2K update the communities every month about their previous work via the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K shares its August 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
  • Impact report
Upcoming events

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:51, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

CIS-A2K Newsletter September 2022[सम्पादयतु]


Really sorry for sending it in English, feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. Here is the CIS-A2K's for the month of September Newsletter, a few conducted events are updated in it. Through this message, A2K shares its September 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १२:४३, १५ अक्टोबर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

CIS-A2K Newsletter October 2022[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of October. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its October 2022 work. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०९:४८, ७ नवेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Indic Wikisource proofread-a-thon November 2022[सम्पादयतु]

Sorry for writing this message in English - feel free to help us translate it

Dear Proofreader,
Thank you and congratulation to you for your participation and support last year. The CIS-A2K has been conducted again this year Online Indic Wikisource proofread-a-thon November 2022 to enrich our Indian classic literature in digital format.

WHAT DO YOU NEED

  • Booklist: a collection of books to be proofread. Kindly help us to find some books in your language. The book should not be available on any third-party website with Unicode formatted text. Please collect the books and add our event page book list. You should follow the copyright guideline described here. After finding the book, you should check the pages of the book and create <pagelist/>.
  • Participants: Kindly sign your name at Participants section if you wish to participate in this event.
  • Reviewer: Kindly promote yourself as administrator/reviewer of this proofreadthon and add your proposal here. The administrator/reviewers could participate in this Proofreadthon.
  • Some social media coverage: I would request to all Indic Wikisource community members, please spread the news to all social media channels, we always try to convince your Wikipedia/Wikisource to use their SiteNotice. Of course, you must also use your own Wikisource site notice.
  • Some awards: There may be some award/prize given by CIS-A2K.
  • A way to count validated and proofread pages:Indic Wikisource Contest Tools
  • Time : Proofreadthon will run: from 14 November 2022 00.01 to 30 Novemeber 2022 23.59 (IST)
  • Rules and guidelines: The basic rules and guideline have described here
  • Scoring: The details scoring method have described here

I really hope many Indic Wikisources will be present this time.

Thanks for your attention
Jayanta (CIS-A2K)- 9 November 2022 (UTC)
Wikisource Program officer, CIS-A2K

WikiConference India 2023: Program submissions and Scholarships form are now open[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

We are really glad to announce that WikiConference India 2023 has been successfully funded and it will take place from 3 to 5 March 2023. The theme of the conference will be Strengthening the Bonds.

We also have exciting updates about the Program and Scholarships.

The applications for scholarships and program submissions are open now! You can find the form for submission here and for program you can go here.

For more information and regular updates please visit the Conference Meta page. If you have something in mind you can write on talk page.

‘‘‘Note’’’: Scholarship form and the Program submissions will be open from 11 November 2022, 00:00 IST and the last date to submit is 27 November 2022, 23:59 IST.

Regards

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:०८, १० नवेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

(on behalf of the WCI Organizing Committee)

Invitation to join the Online Indic Wikisource meetup (12th November 2022)[सम्पादयतु]

Hello fellow Wikisource enthusiasts!

We are the hosting the Indic Wikisource Community Online meetup on 12 November 2022 7:30 PM IST.

The objectives are below.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, kindly leave a message on jayanta@cis-india.org and we will add you to the calendar invite.

Meanwhile, feel free to check out the page on Meta-wiki and suggest any other topics for the agenda.


Thanks for your attention

Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
Wikisource Program officer, CIS-A2K

WikiConference India 2023: Extension of Program submissions and scholarship deadline[सम्पादयतु]

Hello, wonderful Wikimedians,

As you already know, the program and scholarship applications for WikiConference India 2023 are open. Although today is the last date to submit the program and scholarship applications, we would like to inform you that we are extending the deadline to 14 December 2022. The deadline has been extended to ensure our community members have more time to apply and ensure we are able to receive a diverse spread of applications.

Please let us know if you have any queries by posting them on the conference talk page.

Thank you! MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ११:५३, २७ नवेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Regards, WCI 2023 Core organizing team.

Movement Charter: South Asia Regional Consultation[सम्पादयतु]

Dear community members,

As many of you are aware, the Movement Charter regional consultations have begun. The MCDC seeks community feedback about three sections of the Movement Charter:

  1. Preamble
  2. Values & Principles
  3. Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)

How can you participate?

You can participate by joining the regional consultation for South Asia on 2 December 2022 (Friday) from 14:00 to 15:30 UTC (7:30 PM to 9:00 PM IST) on Google Meet. Kindly add the event to your calendar.

Other ways to share feedback are:

  1. Fill the survey.
  2. Write on the Meta Talk pages: Preamble, Values & Principles, Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)
  3. Write on the Movement Strategy Forum: Preamble, Values & Principles, Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)
  4. Email MCDC at movementcharter@wikimedia.org

If you want to learn more about the Movement Charter, its goals, why it matters, and how it impacts your community, a 12-minute recording of one of the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions is available here.

Thanks for your time and interest. CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १४:१९, २८ नवेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

WikiConference India 2023 Open Community Call and Extension of program and scholarship submissions deadline[सम्पादयतु]

Greetings Wikimedians,

Thank you for supporting Wiki Conference India 2023. We are humbled by the number of applications we have received and hope to learn more about the work that you all have been doing to take the movement forward. In order to offer flexibility, we have recently extended our deadline for the Program and Scholarships submission- you can find all the details on our Meta Page.

COT is working hard to ensure we bring together a conference that is truly meaningful and impactful for our movement and one that brings us all together. With an intent to be inclusive and transparent in our process, we are committed to organizing community sessions at regular intervals for sharing updates and to offer an opportunity to the community for engagement and review. Following the same, we are hosting the first Open Community Call on the 3rd of December, 2022. We wish to use this space to discuss the progress and answer any questions, concerns or clarifications, about the conference and the Program/Scholarships.

Please add the following to your respective calendars and we look forward to seeing you on the call


Furthermore, we are pleased to share the email id of the conference contact@wikiconferenceindia.org which is where you could share any thoughts, inputs, suggestions, or questions and someone from the COT will reach out to you. Alternatively, leave us a message on the Conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १५:५८, २ डिसेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

On Behalf of, WCI 2023 Core organizing team.

CIS-A2K Newsletter November 2022[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of November. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its November 2022 work. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:28, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Indic Wiki Improve-a-thon 2022[सम्पादयतु]


Apologies to not write in your language.

Dear Wikimedians, Glad to inform you that CIS-A2K is going to conduct an event, Indic Wiki improve-a-thon 2022, for the Indic language. It will run from 15 December to 5 January 2023. It will be an online activity however if communities want to organise any on-ground activity under Improve-a-thon that would also be welcomed. The event has its own theme Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatosav which is based on a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence. The event will be for 20 days only. This is an effort to work on content enrichment and improvement. We invite you to plan a short activity under this event and work on the content on your local Wikis. The event is not restricted to a project, anyone can edit any project by following the theme. The event page link is here. The list is under preparation and will be updated soon. The community can also prepare their list for this improve-a-thon. If you have question or concern please write on here. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०७:३१, १२ डिसेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

WikiConference India 2023: Revised Conference Dates & Program-Scholarship Submission Reminder[सम्पादयतु]

Please feel free to translate into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

We want to inform you that due to specific reference to conference operational and logistical challenges, we had to revise the conference dates. The new dates for WikiConference India 2023 are 28, 29, and 30 April 2023 (Friday to Sunday), Hyderabad, India. The new dates have been finalized after a thorough check to avoid any overlaps or challenges.

Reminder: The last date for Program and Scholarships submission is 14 December 2022, 11:59 pm IST. For any questions and support, reach out to contact@wikiconferenceindia.org or leave a message on the conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २०:१७, १२ डिसेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Nivas & Nitesh

(On behalf of the WCI 2023 organizing team).

WikiConference India 2023:Open Community call on 18 December 2022[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may know, we are hosting regular calls with the communities for WikiConference India 2023. This message is for the second Open Community Call which is scheduled on the 18th of December, 2022 (Today) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm to answer any questions, concerns, or clarifications, take inputs from the communities, and give a few updates related to the conference from our end. Please add the following to your respective calendars and we look forward to seeing you on the call.

Furthermore, we are pleased to share the telegram group created for the community members who are interested to be a part of WikiConference India 2023 and share any thoughts, inputs, suggestions, or questions. Link to join the telegram group: https://t.me/+X9RLByiOxpAyNDZl. Alternatively, you can also leave us a message on the Conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०८:०३, १८ डिसेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

On Behalf of, WCI 2023 Organizing team

CIS-A2K Newsletter December 2022[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of December. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its December 2022 work. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events/activities.

Conducted events
Upcoming event
  • Mid-term Report 2022-2023

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १६:४३, ७ जनवरी २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Upcoming vote on the revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct[सम्पादयतु]

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

Hello all,

In mid-January 2023, the Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct will undergo a second community-wide ratification vote. This follows the March 2022 vote, which resulted in a majority of voters supporting the Enforcement Guidelines. During the vote, participants helped highlight important community concerns. The Board’s Community Affairs Committee requested that these areas of concern be reviewed.

The volunteer-led Revisions Committee worked hard reviewing community input and making changes. They updated areas of concern, such as training and affirmation requirements, privacy and transparency in the process, and readability and translatability of the document itself.

The revised Enforcement Guidelines can be viewed here, and a comparison of changes can be found here.

How to vote?

Beginning January 17, 2023, voting will be open. This page on Meta-wiki outlines information on how to vote using SecurePoll.

Who can vote?

The eligibility requirements for this vote are the same as for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees elections. See the voter information page for more details about voter eligibility. If you are an eligible voter, you can use your Wikimedia account to access the voting server.

What happens after the vote?

Votes will be scrutinized by an independent group of volunteers, and the results will be published on Wikimedia-l, the Movement Strategy Forum, Diff and on Meta-wiki. Voters will again be able to vote and share concerns they have about the guidelines. The Board of Trustees will look at the levels of support and concerns raised as they look at how the Enforcement Guidelines should be ratified or developed further.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १०:३४, ८ जनवरी २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Voting Opens on the Revised Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement Guidelines[सम्पादयतु]

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

The voting period for the revised Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines is now open! Voting will remain open for two weeks and will close at 23:59 UTC on January 31, 2023. Please visit the voter information page for voter eligibility information and details on how to vote.

For more details on the Enforcement Guidelines and the voting process, see our previous message.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १२:३५, १७ जनवरी २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter January 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of December. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its January 2023 tasks. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events/activities.

Conducted events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:११, १२ फेब्रवरी २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon[सम्पादयतु]

Apologies to write in English.

Dear all,

Hope you are doing well. CIS-A2K is going to organise International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon on the occasion of and to celebrate International Mother language Day. The datathon will be from 21st February to 28 February 2023. During the week, we will contribute to Wikidata to add labels, descriptions, Aliases, items or properties and references to the statements. You can go through the given page link, add yourself and become a part of the event. During the datathon, we will finalise a day and organise a one or two-hour online session with a Wikidata expert to learn advanced tactics. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १७:४९, १६ फेब्रवरी २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[सम्पादयतु]

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, interface administrator, etc.) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no logged actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Sayant Mahato (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, Uncitoyen (चर्चा) २२:१५, १९ फेब्रवरी २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Reminder: International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon[सम्पादयतु]

Dear all,

The International Mother Language Day 2023 Datathon will start tomorrow (after a few hours at 00:01 am) till 28 February. To contribute please add your name here. We will contribute to Wikidata to add labels, descriptions, Aliases, items or properties and references to the statements.

We have created the outreach dashboard to track the activities. Here is the link.


There will be an online session on Sunday. The session will be for 1:30 hrs. Please block your calendar for 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Jinoy will be there for a training session to introduce basics and the tools like 'TABernacle', 'QS' and 'Mix n Match' that can be used for adding labels and improving the existing WD item for newbies.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns at program@cis-india.org. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १६:५८, २० फेब्रवरी २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Community feedback-cycle about updating the Wikimedia Terms of Use starts[सम्पादयतु]

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

Hello community members,

Wikimedia Foundation Legal Department is organizing a feedback-cycle with community members to discuss updating the Wikimedia Terms of Use.

The Terms of Use (ToU) are the legal terms that govern the use of websites hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. We will be gathering your feedback on a draft proposal from February through April. The draft will be translated into several languages, with written feedback accepted in any language.

This update comes in response to several things:

  • Implementing the Universal Code of Conduct.
  • Updating project text to the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license.
  • Proposal for better addressing undisclosed paid editing.
  • Bringing the Terms of Use in line with current and recently passed laws affecting the Wikimedia Foundation, including the European Digital Services Act

As part of the feedback cycle two office hours will be held: the first on 2 March and the second on 4 April.

For further information, please consult:

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team,

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) ०८:१८, २२ फेब्रवरी २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter Feburary 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope everything is well. CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is here which is for the month of February. A few conducted events are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its February 2023 tasks and towards upcoming events. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and upcoming events/activities.

Conducted events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:50, 8 March 2023 (UTC)

Women's Month Datathon on Commons[सम्पादयतु]

Please help us to translate the message.

Hello Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. CIS-A2K and CPUG have planned an online activity for March. The activity will focus on Wikimedia Commons and it will begin on 21 March and end on 31 March 2023. During this campaign, the participants will work on structure data, categories and descriptions of the existing images. We will provide you with the list of the photographs that were uploaded under those campaigns, conducted for Women’s Month.

You can find the event page link here. We are inviting you to participate in this event and make it successful. There will be at least one online session to demonstrate the tasks of the event. We will come back to you with the date and time.

If you have any questions please write to us at the event talk page Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १७:४९, १२ मार्च् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Women's Month Datathon on Commons Online Session[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As we mentioned in a previous message, CIS-A2K and CPUG have been starting an online activity for March from 21 March to 31 March 2023. The activity already started yesterday and will end on 31 March 2023. During this campaign, the participants are working on structure data, categories and descriptions of the existing images. The event page link is here. We are inviting you to participate in this event.

There is an online session to demonstrate the tasks of the event that is going to happen tonight after one hour from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You can find the meeting link here. We will wait for you. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १३:३६, २२ मार्च् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter March 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

There is a CIS-A2K monthly Newsletter that is ready to share which is for the month of March. A few conducted events and ongoing activities are updated in the Newsletter. Through this message, A2K wants your attention towards its March 2023 tasks and towards upcoming events. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and ongoing events/activities.

Conducted events
Ongoing activity

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १०:३०, १० एप्रिल् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Wikimedia Foundation’s 2023-2024 Annual Plan and Upcoming Community Conversations[सम्पादयतु]

Hi Everyone,

The draft annual plan of the Wikimedia Foundation applicable from July 2023 to June 2024 has been published and is open for feedback.

While the entire annual plan is available in multiple languages, a short summary is available in close to 30 languages including many from the region.

Two-Way Planning/Conversations

Since last year, the Foundation has prioritized two-way planning with communities by asking community members to share their goals for the coming year. We are hosting a series of calls/discussions across various time zones to collaborate across the movement, for South Asia-based communities;

  1. In-person session during WikiConference India, on the 28th of April with the attendees of the conference. (recording to be uploaded on meta).
  2. Virtual Discussion on the 30th of April, 2023 (0600 UTC)- Join Us!

We would like to invite you all to participate in the virtual discussion on the 30th of April where Lisa Seitz Gruwell, Chief Advancement Officer, and Deputy to the Chief Executive Officer would be sharing and discussing the plans with the movement.

Call Details

Virtual Discussion (Via Zoom)

Date: 30th April 2023 (Sunday)

Time: 0600 UTC (ZoneStamp)

Diff Calendar Link

Look forward to seeing you on the call.

Please add the above details to your respective calendars, and do get in touch with me if you have any further questions.


Rachit Sharma (WMF)

Sent using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०४:२९, २५ एप्रिल् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter April 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! CIS-A2K has done a few activities in the month of April and CIS-A2K's monthly Newsletter is ready to share which is for the last month. A few conducted events and ongoing activities are updated in the Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted and ongoing events/activities.

Conducted events
Ongoing activity

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०७:५०, १५ मे २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2023 campaign cum photography contest[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! CIS-A2K has started the Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2022 campaign cum photography contest on Wikimedia Commons from 15 May to 30 June. The aim of the contest is to document the Mula & Mutha rivers along with their tributaries in the Pune district on Wikimedia Commons in the form of images and videos. You can see more specific topics in the Rivers and Topics section. In this campaign, partner organisations like, Jeevitnadi, Ecological Society, Samuchit Enviro Tech, Nisarg Sevak, National Society for Clean Cities etc. are actively participating.

We are eager to see your contributions in this contest. For sign-up and upload please visit Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2023.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०५:१९, १७ मे २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

The upcoming calls conducted by A2K for or with communities[सम्पादयतु]

Apologies for writing in English. Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

We are excited to announce the launch of the A2K Monthly Engagement Call, a series of interactive sessions aimed at fostering collaborative learning within the Wikimedia community. The motive behind starting the series of interactive sessions is to bring the community together to discuss and interact about important topics. The first Monthly Engagement call will start with Let’s Connect which is an initiative to create an open and safe learning space for all Wikimedians to share and learn different skills with other peers and to add value and contribute collectively to the community. The first call in this series, organized and hosted by CIS-A2K, will take place on June 3, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (IST).

One more announcement is about, on June 5, 2023, as we celebrate Environment Day, A2K is planning to engage communities and community members in discussions about potential activities for the month of June. These activities will involve capturing images of the environment, uploading them to Wikimedia Commons, and adding existing photos to articles on Wikipedia. We would love to invite Wikimedians to collaborate and join us in planning this activity on Sunday, May 28, 2023, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Call details are below:

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०८:२५, २५ मे २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter May 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! We are pleased to inform you that CIS-A2K has successfully completed several activities during the month of May. As a result, our monthly newsletter, which covers the highlights of the previous month, is now ready to be shared. The newsletter includes updates on the conducted events and ongoing activities, providing a comprehensive overview of A2K's recent endeavours. We have taken care to mention both the conducted and ongoing events/activities in this newsletter, ensuring that all relevant information is captured.

Conducted events
  • Preparatory Call for June Month Activity
  • Update on status of A2K's grant proposal
Ongoing activity
Upcoming Events
  • Support to Punjabi Community Proofread-a-thon

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

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Invitation to join at WikiConverse India Call - June 24th, 2023[सम्पादयतु]

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Greetings! WikiConverse India is a new initiative that A2K is working on to improve collaboration among communities in India. WikiConverse India aims to initiate and foster dialogue within the Indian language Wikimedia community on various topics that are important for the growth of the Wikimedia movement. Currently, we are conducting regular calls as part of this initiative. For the month of June, this call will be scheduled on June 24th, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST. A2K will invite Indian participants from recent international conferences, namely the Wikimedia Hackathon and EduWiki Conference, to share their important takeaways specifically relevant to India.

To join the WikiConverse India Call, You can find the call details below:

If you have any questions, please write to a2k@cis-india.org. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:२९, १६ जून् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Reminder: Invitation to Join WikiConverse India Call[सम्पादयतु]

Apologies for writing in English

Hello all,

As we informed you earlier, CIS-A2K has begun a new initiative to improve collaboration among communities in India. WikiConverse India aims to initiate and foster dialogue within the Indian language Wikimedia community on various topics that are important for the growth of the Wikimedia movement. Currently, we are conducting regular calls as part of this initiative. For the month of June, this call will be scheduled for June 24th, 2023, today at 6:00 PM. The call meta page is already prepared and you can find it here.

The call details are here to join us:

We hope you can find some time to join us and listen to the amazing stories and learning experiences from the speakers. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १०:०१, २४ जून् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K Newsletter June 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! We are pleased to inform you that CIS-A2K has successfully completed several activities during the month of June. As a result, our monthly newsletter, which covers the highlights of the previous month, is now ready to be shared. We have taken care to mention the conducted events/activities in this newsletter, ensuring that all relevant information is captured.

Conducted events
  • Community Engagement Calls and Activities
    • India Community Monthly Engagement Calls: 3 June 2023 call
    • Takeaways of Indian Wikimedians from EduWiki Conference & Hackathon
    • Punjabi Wikisource Proofread-a-thon
  • Skill Development Programs
    • Wikidata Training Sessions for Santali Community
  • Indian Community Need Assessment and Transition Calls
  • Partnerships and Trainings
    • Academy of Comparative Philosophy and Religion GLAM Project
    • Wikimedia Commons sessions with river activists
    • Introductory session on Wikibase for Academy of Comparative Philosophy and Religion members

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०७:२७, १७ जुलै २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Announcement of Train the Trainer 2023 and Call for Scholarship[सम्पादयतु]

Dear all,

We are excited to announce the reactivation of the Train the Trainer (TTT) initiative by CIS-A2K in 2023. TTT aims to empower Indian Wikimedians like you with essential skills to support Wikimedia communities effectively. Through this program, we seek to enhance your capacity, encourage knowledge sharing, identify growth opportunities, and enable a positive impact on the communities you serve. The scholarship application period is from ‘‘‘1st to 14th August 2023’’’. Unfortunately, we regretfully cannot consider applications from non-Indian Wikimedians due to logistical and compliance-related constraints. The event is scheduled for the end of September or the beginning of October 2023, and final dates and venue details will be announced soon. We encourage your active participation in TTT 2023 and welcome you to apply for scholarships via the provided form.

For inquiries, please contact us at a2K@cis-india.org or nitesh@cis-india.org. We look forward to your enthusiastic involvement in making Train the Trainer 2023 a resounding success!

Regards, Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

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Reminder for TTT Scholarship and announcement about Event dates[सम्पादयतु]

Dear all,

We wanted to remind you about the Scholarship form for the Train the Trainer 2023 program and also provide you with the event dates. We encourage you to apply for scholarships to participate in Train the Trainer 2023, as it offers a valuable opportunity for you to actively contribute to your language communities. The scholarship form is accessible here, and the submission window will remain open until 14th August 2023. If you are genuinely interested in promoting knowledge sharing and community empowerment, we strongly encourage you to fill out the form. (Please note that we won't be able to consider applications from Wikimedians based outside of India for TTT 2023.)

The Train The Trainer program will take place on 29th, 30th September, and 1st October 2023. This program provides you an opportunity to enhance your leadership and community-building skills. Thank you for your attention.

CIS-A2K Newsletter July 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! We are pleased to inform you that CIS-A2K has successfully completed several activities during the month of July. As a result, our monthly newsletter, which covers the highlights of the previous month, is now ready to be shared. We have taken care to mention the conducted events/activities in this newsletter, ensuring that all relevant information is captured.

Conducted events
  • Wikibase session with RIWATCH GLAM
  • Wikibase technical session with ACPR GLAM
  • Wikidata Training Sessions for Santali Community
  • An interactive session with some Wikimedia Foundation staff from India
Announcement
  • Train The Trainer 2023 Program

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

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Invitation to the Indic Community Monthly Engagement Call on September 8, 2023[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

A2K is excited to invite you to the third call of the Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls initiative scheduled for September 8, 2023, where A2K is hosting “Learning Clinic: Collective learning from grantee reports in South Asia” by Let’s Connect. This event is designed to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among community members interested in the region's progress, grantees, potential grantees, and Regional Fund Committee members. The dedicated meta page is here. Here are the details:

  • Date: September 8th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM IST
  • Language: English
  • Facilitation: Jessica Stephenson (WMF - Let’s Connect), Pavan Santhosh (CIS-A2K), Chinmayee Mishra (Let’s Connect working group)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Zoom Link: Zoom Link

You can find detailed information on the given meta page. We look forward to meeting you there tomorrow. :) Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ११:०१, ७ सेप्टेम्बर् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Announcing Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 and Invitation to Participate[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

The Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group is happy to announce Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 on 16-17 December 2023 in Pondicherry, India.

The event is for everyone who contributes to Wikimedia’s technical spaces code developers, maintainers, translators, designers, technical writers and other related technical aspects. Along with that, contributors who don't necessarily contribute to technical spaces but have good understanding of issues on wikis and can work with developers in addressing them can join too. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The goal of this event is to bring together technical contributors from India to resolve pending technical issues, bugs, brainstorm on tooling ideas, and foster connections between contributors.

We have scholarships to support participation of contributors residing in India. The scholarship form can be filled at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_Qqctj7I87QfYt5imc6iPcGPWuPfncCOyAd_OMbGiqxzxhQ/viewform?usp=sf_link and will close at 23:59 hrs on 15 October 2023 (Sunday) [IST].

Please reach out to contact@indicmediawikidev.org if you have any questions or need support.

Best, Indic MediaWiki Developers UG, ०४:४०, ४ अक्टोबर् २०२३ (UTC)

Image Description Month in India: 1 October to 31st October[सम्पादयतु]

Apologies for writing in English.

Dear everyone,

We're excited to invite you to the Image Description Month India description-a-thon, set to take place from October 1st to October 31st, 2023. During this event, we'll be focusing on improving image-related content across Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons.

To stay updated and get involved, please visit our dedicated event page event Page.

Your active participation will be instrumental in enhancing Wikimedia content and making it more accessible to users worldwide. Thank you :) MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १४:३५, ५ अक्टोबर् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Newsletter for September 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

In September, CIS-A2K successfully completed several initiatives. As a result, A2K has compiled a comprehensive monthly newsletter that highlights the events and activities conducted during the previous month. This newsletter provides a detailed overview of the key information related to our endeavors.

Conducted events
  • Learning Clinic: Collective learning from grantee reports in South Asia
  • Relicensing and Digitisation workshop at Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal
  • Relicensing and Digitisation workshop at Sayajirao Gaekwad Research Centre, Aurangabad
  • Wiki Loves Monuments 2023 Outreach in Telangana
  • Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan Photography contest results and exhibition of images
  • Train The Trainer 2023

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १५:५२, १० अक्टोबर् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Newsletter for October 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

In the month of October, CIS-A2K achieved significant milestones and successfully concluded various initiatives. As a result, we have compiled a comprehensive monthly newsletter to showcase the events and activities conducted during the preceding month. This newsletter offers a detailed overview of the key information pertaining to our various endeavors.

Conducted events
  • Image Description Month in India
  • WikiWomen Camp 2023
    • WWC 2023 South Asia Orientation Call
    • South Asia Engagement
  • Wikimedia Commons session for Birdsong members
  • Image Description Month in India Training Session

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०५:२५, ७ नवेम्बर् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Community Needs Assessment Form[सम्पादयतु]

In late November, A2K hosted a significant call as part of WikiConverse India discussions, aiming to understand the diverse needs of Indian Communities! We deeply appreciate the active participation of every community member, as your valuable suggestions and opinions will be instrumental in shaping A2K's future initiatives.

To enrich this collaborative effort, we've crafted a form. Your responses will provide key components for a broader needs assessment, offering profound insights into the community's suggestions and guiding A2K’s future plans. We invite you to invest just a few precious minutes in sharing your thoughts, ideas, efforts, and impactful initiatives! If you have any doubts or queries, feel free to reach out to nitesh@cis-india.org.

Thank you for being an integral part of our vibrant community! Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०८:४४, ५ डिसेम्बर् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

Enhancing Your Wikimania 2024 Scholarship Application: Community Call and Volunteer Support[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

I hope this message finds you well. A2K is excited to share news about an upcoming A2K initiative to support Indian Wikimedians in the Wikimania 2024 scholarship process.

Community Call with Experienced Wikimedians

Join the community call on December 9, 2023, featuring experienced Indian Wikimedians. Gain insights into the Wikimania scholarship process, key application elements, and participate in a Q&A session.

Volunteer Committee

A dedicated volunteer committee will assist applicants through Zoom Room Support Sessions, offering one-on-one discussions, personalized feedback, and application enhancement strategies.

For more details and to register:

  • Community Call Meta page: link
  • Date: 9 December 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST

We invite your active participation and look forward to your engagement in this community call. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०६:५०, ७ डिसेम्बर् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Report for November 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K wrapped up several initiatives in November, and we've compiled a detailed monthly newsletter highlighting the events and activities from the past month. This newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of key information regarding our diverse endeavors.

Conducted events
  • Heritage Walk in 175 year old Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir library
  • 2023 A2K Needs Assessment Event
  • Train The Trainer Report

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०५:५४, ११ डिसेम्बर् २०२३ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Report for December 2023[सम्पादयतु]


Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

In December, CIS-A2K successfully concluded various initiatives, and we have curated an in-depth monthly newsletter summarizing the events and activities of the past month. This newsletter offers a comprehensive overview of key information, showcasing our diverse endeavors.

Conducted events
  • Digital Governance Roundtable
  • Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls: Wikimania Scholarship Call
  • Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023
  • A2K Meghalaya Visit Highlights: Digitization and Collaboration
  • Building Bridges: New Hiring in CIS-A2K
  • Upcoming Events
    • Upcoming Call: Disinformation and Misinformation in Wikimedia projects

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०६:५४, १२ जनवरी २०२४ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Report for January 2024[सम्पादयतु]


Feel free to translate into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

In January, CIS-A2K successfully concluded several initiatives, and we are pleased to present a comprehensive monthly newsletter summarizing the events and activities of the past month. This newsletter provides an extensive overview of key information, highlighting our diverse range of endeavors.

Conducted Events
  • Roundtable on Digital Cultures
  • Discussion on Disinformation and Misinformation in Wikimedia Projects
  • Roundtable on Digital Access

You can access the newsletter here.
To subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १९:१७, ९ फेब्रवरी २०२४ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Report for February 2024[सम्पादयतु]


Feel free to translate into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

In February, CIS-A2K effectively completed numerous initiatives, and we are delighted to share a detailed monthly newsletter encapsulating the events and activities from the previous month. This newsletter offers a thorough glimpse into significant updates, showcasing the breadth of our varied undertakings.

Collaborative Activities and Engagement
  • Telugu Community Conference 2024
  • International Mother Language Day 2024 Virtual Meet
  • Wiki Loves Vizag 2024
Reports
  • Using the Wikimedia sphere for the revitalization of small and underrepresented languages in India
  • Open Movement in India (2013-23): The Idea and Its Expressions Open Movement in India 2013-2023 by Soni

You can access the newsletter here.
To subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १४:१२, १८ मार्च् २०२४ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

CIS-A2K announcing Community Collaborations program[सम्पादयतु]

Please feel free to translate this into your preferred language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Exciting news from A2K! We're thrilled to announce that CIS-A2K is now seeking proposals for collaborative projects and activities to advance Indic Wikimedia projects. If you've got some interesting ideas and are keen on co-organizing projects or activities with A2K, we'd love to hear from you.

Check out all the details about requirements, process, timelines, and proposal drafting guidelines right here.

We're looking forward to seeing your proposals and collaborating to boost Indic Wikimedia projects and contribute even more to the open knowledge movement.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १४:२५, १८ मार्च् २०२४ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Report for March 2024[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

A2K is pleased to present its monthly newsletter for March, highlighting the impactful initiatives undertaken by CIS-A2K during the month. This newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of the events and activities conducted, giving you insight into our collaborative efforts and engagements.

Collaborative Activities and Engagement
Monthly Recap
From the Team- Editorial
Comic

You can access the newsletter here.
To subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १२:१७, ११ एप्रिल् २०२४ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Report for April 2024[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

We are pleased to present our monthly newsletter for April, highlighting the impactful initiatives undertaken by CIS-A2K during the month. This newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of the events and activities conducted, giving you insight into our collaborative efforts and engagements.

  • In the Limelight- Chandan Chiring
Monthly Recap
From the Team- Editorial
Comic

You can access the newsletter here.
To subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १६:२२, १४ मे २०२४ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

WMF’s Annual Plan Draft (2024-2025) and Session during the South Asia Open Community Call (SAOCC)[सम्पादयतु]

Hi Everyone,

This message is regarding the Wikimedia Foundation’s Draft Annual Plan for 2024-2025, and in continuation of Maryana’s email; inviting inputs from members of the movement. The entire annual plan is available in multiple languages and a shorter summary is available in close to 30 languages including many from South Asia; and open for your feedback.

We invite you all to a session on the Annual Plan during 19th May's [:m:South Asia Open Community Call|South Asia Open Community Call (SAOCC)]], in line with the collaborative approach adopted by the foundation for finalizing Annual Plans. The discussion will be hosted by members of the senior leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Call Details (Please add the details to your respective calendars)

  • Google Meeting
    • Date/Time: 19th May 2024 @ 1230-1400 UTC or 1800-1930 IST

You can add any questions/comments on Etherpad [१]; pre-submissions welcomed.

Ps: To know more about the purpose of an Annual Plan, please read our listed FAQs. Look forward to seeing you on the call.

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Wikimedia Technology Summit (WTS) 2024 - Scholarships[सम्पादयतु]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English.
Wikimedia Technology Summit (WTS) 2024 is focused on using technology to enhance inclusivity across Wikipedia and its associated projects. We aim to explore strategies for engaging underrepresented communities and languages while also strengthening the technical foundation. By fostering collaboration between developers, users, and researchers, we can unite our efforts to create, innovate, and advance the technology that drives open knowledge.

We invite community members residing in India who are interested in attending WTS 2024 in person to apply for scholarships by July 10, 2024. The summit will be held at IIIT Hyderabad, India, in October 2024.
To apply, please fill out the application form by clicking this link].
On behalf of the WTS 2024 Scholarship Committee : Kasyap (चर्चा) ०९:०१, ११ जून् २०२४ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

A2K Monthly Report for May 2024[सम्पादयतु]

Dear Wikimedians,

We are pleased to present our May newsletter, showcasing the impactful initiatives undertaken by CIS-A2K throughout the month. This edition offers a comprehensive overview of our events and activities, providing insights into our collaborative efforts and community engagements.

In the Limelight
Openness for Cultural Heritage
Monthly Recap
Dispatches from A2K
Coming Soon
  • Future of Commons Convening

You can access the newsletter here.
To subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter, click here.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १२:३६, २७ जून् २०२४ (UTC)[उत्तर दें]

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