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Welcome to the Outreach Wiki's village pump. This page has two functions:

  • This is where general outreach-related discussions can be held. Click here to open up a new topic.
  • You can also use this page to request administrator assistance with vandalism or other incidents needing action. Please be as specific as possible, including the name of the user or IP causing problems, the page name, and your signature.


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Contents archived[edit]

I moved the contents of this page to Wikimedia:Village pump/Archive 6. ↠Pine () 19:58, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Possible use of JavaScript in NavWiki project space[edit]

I am considering an idea that would involve using JavaScript in the NavWiki project space.

@Koavf: do you know if it is possible to implement JavaScript in NavWiki project space without the interface administrator permission? ↠Pine () 20:11, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@Pine: I do not know for sure but I would be very surprised if you could use scripts without that permission. Koavf (talk) 21:07, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@Koavf: OK. I have not made up my mind about this, and even if I decide that I want to use JavaScript, I probably would have the time to work on this in July at the earliest. In the meantime I will ask for advice on Meta. ↠Pine () 22:09, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pine: Sure. If you want the user rights, I would support that. I also have them here. I'm a very novice JavaScript guy. Koavf (talk) 23:26, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@Koavf: thanks. On Meta, I was told that the interface administrator permission is required for using JavaScript on a subset of pages. I'll probably wait until July or later before further work on this. ↠Pine () 04:18, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Thumbs up emoji. As always, ping me if you need me. Koavf (talk) 04:20, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Request for removal of administrator permissions[edit]

Hi @Koavf: I am thinking about leaving the Wikiverse. I have not made up my mind, but please remove my administrator permissions for the Outreach wiki. This will reduce the harm that someone can do if they manage to take over my account. If I decide to stay then I can request that you return the the administrator permissions. Thanks, ↠Pine () 18:55, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

@Pine: While it's logistically easy to do, it's a little emotional. I hope you make the best decision, whatever that is and I'm grateful for all the good work you've done here. Koavf (talk) 19:00, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Koavf: thank you for the supportive comments. Unless I think of something that I hadn't considered, or someone offers serious money to support my work on Wikimedia projects such as NavWiki, then I think that I should leave. I will be available by email if you want to contact me. Best wishes, ↠Pine () 19:20, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
I'd like to help out where I can on this, and other smaller wikis, particularly in the way of categorization improvements, general maintenance, and filing in content pages, so I'm new here. Nevertheless, I've seen @Pine: active here, from my perusing the arrangement and scope of the content here, but one option you might want to consider before giving up your administrator permissions (not sure if they can be re-added without going through another RfA on this wiki) might be to enable two-factor authentication on your account, which would have the practical effect of requiring a second level of authorization from logins on unfamiliar devices. I think it would just mean a quick request over on Meta to add the two-factor authentication testers global group to your account. Dmehus (talk) 22:49, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Feedback on movement names[edit]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language if necessary. Thank you!

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 20:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.[edit]

bug: that IP address is still blocked after the block expired 22:23, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, I reported it on phabricator phab:T257393 --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 00:53, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia[edit]

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 19:56, 9 July 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[edit]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:48, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Invitation to participate in the conversation[edit]

m:Requests for comment/Global ban of James Salsman[edit]

This is to notify you a previously active editor, James Salsman, has an active ongoing ban discussion per the global banning policy. –MJLTalk 14:45, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest[edit]

20:53, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric[edit]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language.

Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees starts two calls for feedback. One is about changes to the Bylaws mainly to increase the Board size from 10 to 16 members. The other one is about a trustee candidate rubric to introduce new, more effective ways to evaluate new Board candidates. The Board welcomes your comments through 26 October. For more details, check the full announcement.

Thank you! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:09, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[edit]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:09, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[edit]

22:10, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

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The 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is now open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year. We encourage everyone to submit proposals until the deadline on 30 November, or comment on other proposals to help make them better. The communities will vote on the proposals between 8 December and 21 December.

The Community Tech team is focused on tools for experienced Wikimedia editors. You can write proposals in any language, and we will translate them for you. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals!

SGrabarczuk (WMF) 05:52, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlist[edit]

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th[edit]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

15:03, 11 December 2020 (UTC)