The translation was published several hours ago; it should be appearing. I
checked earlier and they were up. However, banners come down in 9 minutes.
We are working to ensure that the R2 banners do not have these problems.
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Philippe Beaudette
> Philippe Beaudette
> Director, Community Advocacy
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
> 415-839-6885, x 6643
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Benjamin Chen <bencmqwiki(a)gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 5:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [Translators-l] POTY banner
> To: Wikimedia Translators <translators-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Apparently they have not (or didn't notice, or forgot) to publish your
> To organiser:
> Just a comment, it seems to be a rather bad idea to organise the
> centralnotice translation with the current method.
> The purpose of
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2012/Transla… to make sure that messages that needs to be published or updated are
> easily recognisable.
> However your current navigation :
> points to individual languages directly. Most people will not update the
> status message.
> Benjamin Chen / [[User:Bencmq]]
> On 30 Jan, 2013, at 9:24 PM, פוילישער <wiki.pedia(a)ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > I have translated the banners into Yiddish (yi) but they still appear in
> > Percy
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So I wanted to do two things, firstly a brief keeping you guys in the loop
on the state of the international fundraiser and what to expect over the
As many of you may know from the metric's meetings and emails to the
wikimedia-l list last november, the plan is to shift from the big push
annual fundraiser to a more subtle, lower impact year round fundraiser.
This is going to be happening over the coming months and I am sure that
more details about how exactly this will happen will appear in time.
With regards to the international portion of the 12/13 fundraiser, we
intend to restart testing in the top ten languages in the coming weeks,
with the remainder of languages following later on. This means that you
will start seeing translation requests coming in somewhat regularly over
the coming months. Most of work that was done will still be used so nothing
has gone to waste but there is a greatly expanded thank you portion to the
fundraiser featuring numerous editors from all backgrounds that will
require alot of work.
We are going to aim to try and keep a torrent of notifications from being
sent out so some will be sent out in batches via a bot as well as through
this mailing list to at least reduce some of the annoyance.
If you have any questions feel free to ask here or email me.
The final thing I wanted to ask is I could really do with some
for this request:
Italian is going to be the first of the big languages to undergo a big
Thank you :)
Fundraiser Translation Coordinator
I would like to request help in translating CentralNotice for Wikimania
Direct link to the translation page:
We're calling for participation now. Scholarship application is going to
open on 22 January through 22 February.
If you have any question or comments, please let me know.
Community Coordinator - Wikimania 2013 / Wikimedia Hong Kong
Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year
competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which
images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to
established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:
1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was
registered *before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000*[UTC].
2. This user account must have more than *75 edits* on *any
*before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000* [UTC]. Please check your
account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility
3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either
on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia
projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account
through SUL <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Unified_login>).
Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the
international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered
in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to
breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant
images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems,
diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human
portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two
rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many
images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten
overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited
number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want
to become the Picture of the Year.
To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia
Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest.
Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first
round by *30 January 2013*
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee
Wikimedia-l mailing list
the Wikimedia Foundation's new Individual Engagement Grants program
(funding projects by individual Wikimedians) is going to launch next
week, accompanied by a new overview page for grants on Meta.
To inform community members about both, a CentralNotice banner
announcement is planned to run from January 16 (Wednesday) - to be
displayed to logged-in editors on all projects and in all available
(translated) languages that are available by then. It will consist of
the following text:
"The Wikimedia Foundation is offering new kinds of funding for
projects, including grants for individuals.
Please help translating this into as many languages as possible, but
in particular into Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Indonesian, Japanese
and Russian, on this page:
Senior Operations Analyst (Movement Communications)
IRC (Freenode): HaeB