We've posted the Phase 1 report for Talk pages consultation 2019 at
Here's how to help:
1) Don't forget about https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2019/21
(which is quick and operates on a tight deadline).
2) If you translate to English, from any of these languages: *ar ca zh nl
fr de hi es pt ja no pl ru th* then please search (Control-F or ⌘F) on the
page for your language code in square brackets (like this: [ar] or [fr]).
That's the marker we're using to identify the quotations for each
language. Please make sure that the English translations (which are
immediately underneath the original) are not significantly wrong.
If they are wrong, then I apologize, and I request that you boldly fix
them. Not misrepresenting people's quotations is really important to me.
3) Please translate the parts of the report that you think are most
important. I suggest considering
but the decision is ultimately yours.
I did a quick calculation, and I think that translating the entire report
would take an experienced translator about 40 to 50 hours. I am therefore
NOT asking anyone to translate the whole report. In fact, only the top
part of the report has been marked for translation (and even that seems
like a huge request). Please feel free to choose which pieces you want to
I think that there will be two more requests related to Phase 2 soon: a
CentralNotice banner (short and sweet) and a message for the Village
Pumps. Those are not ready for translation yet.
As always, if you have questions, then you can leave a note for me on wiki
THANK YOU for your help.
Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Just referring a request for translations for the Wikimania banner.
Just 5 sentences :)
*Community and Audience Engagement Associate*
*Advancement (Fundraising), Wikimedia Foundation*
Most of this is (a) already done for several languages, so it just needs to
be copied over, or (b) is really quick and simple, like a list of languages
from the 20 most active Wikipedias.
These translations are needed very soon, because we need to import them
into Qualtrics and send out the survey. However, I don't know exactly when
the deadline is (maybe Tuesday or Wednesday?). I'll follow up as soon as I
User:Whatamidoing (WMF) – Sherry Snyder
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
We'd appreciate your help with this announcement, which we would like
to send to the Itwiki Bar late next week.
One of the more important pages of details about the content
translation tool, could benefit from your assistance, especially the
section "Adjusting the limits". It helps to explain how important
community feedback is for getting the tool to work well for each
Much thanks, and I hope you have/had a good weekend
Nick "Quiddity" Wilson (he/him)
Community Engagement - Documentation