it is with great regret that I am forced to suspend my activity on
Tech News with immediate effect.
After <https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/153302/> was merged and
deployed to the Wikimedia cluster earlier today, implementing a new
protection level which prevents volunteer Wikimedians from editing
certain wiki pages, I can no longer in good conscience support the
<https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/153302/> is a change that I find
completely unacceptable. It is a change that stands in direct
contradiction to the wonderful cooperation between the Foundation and
the volunteer community that's been Tech News.
It has been a great pleasure working with you on Tech News for the
past year, but after this disgusting usurpation of power and sickening
cheek towards the community, I am forced to suspend my involvement
with Tech News.
>From now on, I will neither work on the English version of Tech News,
nor translate future issues into Polish.
If you agree with my feelings towards this change, please consider
suspending your translations of Tech News as well as other volunteer
translations you are doing for the Foundation (especially if they are
I am planning to suspend my involvement with Tech News until
<https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/153302/> is reverted but until
that day comes, I cannot volunteer my time and effort for the
Foundation any further.
The current issue of Tech News will be published by Guillaume
tomorrow, as usual. I have no information about the future issues, but
perhaps Tech News can continue without me.
Thank you for your time, and the best of luck to you all.
The latest issue of the Tech News bulletin is ready for early
Due to the Wikimania conference and the lack of software changes, this
issue of Tech News is fairly short, so translating it should take less
time than usual.
The bulletin will be sent to subscribers on Monday morning (UTC); all
translations existing by that time will be posted on wikis in those
There might be some edits tomorrow, but the content should remain
fairly stable -- I will let you know as soon as a final version of the
issue is published.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I
greatly appreciate your help, feedback and involvement.
PS If you are at Wikimania, please join Guillaume for his presentation
of Tech News in Auditorium 2 at 14:30 local time on Sunday! Thanks!
Hello dear translators,
Due to some recent technical issues, we were obliged to add a paragraph to
the Thank you letter
that is sent to all donors who contribute to the Wikimedia Foundation.
We would highly appreciate your help to translate this short paragraph in
order for us to be able to communicate about this issue with our donors.
(The paragraph takes max 3 minutes to translate)
Please click here
and choose your language in order to translate this paragraph.
Thank you very much for your help and continuous support.
Global Fundraising Coordinator
The latest issue of the Tech News bulletin is now ready for
Please note that one of the regular messages — visible in the header
on top of the page — has changed last week:
now includes an additional link that says "give feedback".
We hope that this will make people more open about what bothers them
in Tech News and so make the bulletin even better in the future :-)
Please make sure to include this new link in your translation!
>From now on, there will be no more changes coming to the English
version of Tech News, so as not to interfere with your translations.
As always, the newsletter will be distributed to subscribers on Monday
morning according to the publication schedule visible on top of the
page on Meta.
Thank you all for your involvement and your time, and enjoy the rest
of your weekend!
PS My apologies for not preparing the usual early translation version
yesterday. I hope you will still be able to translate the current
issue before it is sent out on Monday; we'll try to make sure this
happens as rarely as possible in the future. Thanks again!