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Hello Fæ, and welcome to the Outreach Wiki! This wiki serves as a collective knowledge and collaboration space used by the outreach team and members of the volunteer community. Here are a couple of links that serve as good places to start your journey:

If you have questions, feel free to visit the Village pump or to ask me any questions you may have on my talk page. Happy editing! Regards, Rock drum (talk · contribs) 19:11, 23 January 2011 (UTC)Reply

Steering committee


I agree with all of your suggestions regarding the Ambassador committee. Indeed, why don't you sign yourself up there too. In fact, if you're not already, you should be on the cultural-partners mailinglist where we have been discussing this idea a bit (see the "contact" tab of the GLAM portal for details). Witty lama (talk) 08:57, 9 February 2011 (UTC)Reply



I've just realised that I've forgotten to mention it to you but... you now have admin! Happy editing, Rock drum (talk · contribs) 16:17, 18 February 2011 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, though I hope my vandal-busting skills are not in high demand on outreach. -- (talk) 17:13, 18 February 2011 (UTC)Reply
You're welcome. Rock drum (talk · contribs) 17:15, 18 February 2011 (UTC)Reply


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Regards, Rock drum (talk · contribs) 21:15, 18 February 2011 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for Temlate:Smiley

Dear ,

Thanks so much for your work on Template:Smiley. What a wonderful contribution to this community!

Might be fun to update the list to include Commons:Emoji. If you do, let me know.

All the best, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 22:50, 3 February 2016 (UTC)Reply



Per Wikimedia:Inactivity policy, your account is due for having advanced user rights removed. If you would like to retain these user rights, please post a message on this talk page and use {{Ping}} to alert me. Note that this message is being sent to several users who are in the same situation and many have never used administrator tools. In the past, community standards were more lax about who received adminship or bureaucratship and between this policy and a further solicitation of consensus, we are reigning in some of the requirements for advanced user rights. You will also be receiving an email from me if you have it enabled. Koavf (talk) 21:28, 13 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Koavf:, I'm very active with uploads on Commons, which includes a number of GLAM projects, so I still feel that sysop rights would remain meaningful here. I'm a 2FA user, so there not much risk of my account being compromised anyway, which is probably the reason these requirements should be tightened across the wikis. -- (talk) 23:16, 13 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
Well, another reason would be whether or not that person would be accessible to actually help. If the list of admins is a bunch of users who haven't been here in three years, that is not useful for users needing assistance. Koavf (talk) 23:17, 13 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
Yes, true. I'm available through lots of channels, including by being pinged on this project. It's also true that reports and manuals I have contributed to over the last couple of years have been on meta, commons or mediawiki, however that does not stop this project being a potential choice for some projects. I could ask for sysop rights whenever it becomes relevant, but with the tightening up of policies that may be more of a bureaucracy than simply refreshing the rights in this way.
We created Outreach at the time when I was a GLAM coordinator and anyone that was part of starting this project had the option of having sysop rights. It is fortunate that the sysop backlog here is vanishingly small compared to our other projects, which makes debating the rights unnecessary in my view. -- (talk) 07:42, 14 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
Just following up here--since you requested to keep the rights, I've left them. (Plus, I've seen you around a lot on Commons and I know that you're a trusted user.) Thanks for all your good work. Koavf (talk) 17:17, 16 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia:Inactivity policy


Per our inactivity policy, you are subject to having your advanced user rights removed. If you are interested in keeping them, you must respond here with {{Ping|Koavf}} and explain that you'd like to keep them. If the rights are removed and you want to get them back later, you will have to lodge a formal request. Thank you. Koavf (talk) 08:33, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

As I have not been involved in any project here since last time, fair enough. -- (talk) 09:28, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Import request

Main discussion at Talk:Wikipedian_in_Residence

I'm in the process of writing some templates to be able to make the Wikipedian_in_Residence table easier to maintain using wikidata.

In order to implement w:Template:WiR_table_row here, could I request the import of:

  1. w:module:WikidataIB/sandbox to module:WikidataIB
  2. w:Template:WiR_table_row to Template:WiR_table_row
  3. w:Template:WiR_table_start to Template:WiR_table_start

Thank you! Evolution and evolvability (talk) 01:57, 28 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Evolution and evolvability: I've not been active on outreach for a long time. By default my projects have local project pages on Commons or Meta where they are easier for volunteers to find. -- (talk) 11:02, 30 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
Ah, thanks. No problem in that case. If you've import permissions at meta, the same modules and templates imported to meta would likely be useful there too. Evolution and evolvability (talk) 23:21, 30 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Possible removal of user rights


Per this Village pump thread and our Wikimedia:Inactivity policy, you are subject to having your advanced user rights removed. If you are interested in keeping them, you must respond here within 30 days using {{Ping|Koavf}} and explain that you'd like to keep them. If the rights are removed and you want to get them back later, you will have to lodge a formal request. Thank you. Koavf (talk) 07:47, 25 October 2021 (UTC)Reply