As we have stated in our annual plan , “currently, community members
must search many pages and places to stay informed about Foundation
activities and resources.” We have worked in the past two quarters to
create a single point of entry. We call it the Wikimedia Resource Center,
and its alpha version is now live on Meta Wikimedia:
As the movement expands to include more affiliates and more programmatic
activities every year, newer Wikimedians are faced with lack of experience
in the movement and its various channels for requesting support. In order
to expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we want to provide easy access to
resources that support their very important work. The [[m:Wikimedia
Resource Center]] is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is
intended to evolve into a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over
the world to the variety of resources and types of staff support they may
need to develop new initiatives or also expand existing ones.
This version of the Resource Center is only the beginning. For phase two of
the project, we will enable volunteer Wikimedians to add resources
developed by other individuals or organizations to the Wikimedia Resource
Center, and in phase three, the Wikimedia Resource Center will include
features to better connect Wikimedians to other Wikimedians that can
We want to hear what you think about this prototype and our plans for it!
If you have comments about the Wikimedia Resource Center, you can submit
your feedback publicly, on the Talk Page, or privately, via a survey hosted
by a third party, that shouldn’t take you more than 4 minutes to complete.
A feedback button is on the top right corner on every page of the hub.
Looking forward to more collaborations!
Communications and Outreach Project Manager, Community Engagement
I've told Jcb about this discussion
reminded them to check for license blanking vandalism and asked if they can
check the deleted edits of the license blanker in case they were able to
get any other files deleted that way.
I'm not an admin on commons, but where I am an admin it would be expected
that you would check the history of a file before deleting it.
On 30 January 2017 at 17:16, Maarten Dammers <maarten(a)mdammers.nl> wrote:
> Hi Lodewijk,
> On 30-01-17 17:28, Lodewijk wrote:
> OK, so in this case the information was apparently removed
> someone unrelated to the author - very odd - and deleted by an admin
> without further checking. I restored the image on the list of winners.
> Some of the Commons admins, especially the one that deleted this image,
> are very sloppy. They seem to act more like robots than like a humans. I'm
> afraid we already lost quite a few good images to these people. This kind
> of behavior is hurting not only Wiki Loves Monuments, but Commons as a
> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
In the past year, I was responsible again for the international jury
process. As I would like to transfer this responsibility to someone else
coming year, I decided to thoroughly document it on Commons
You'll find a timeline, a list of responsibilities and template emails.
I know that this doesn't exactly match the jury process that is being
organized in most countries, but perhaps some of it is of use to national
jury coordinators as well - at least as a matter of inspiration. At the
same time, it may be of use to you if you're planning to organize another
photo competition on an international level.
Either way, if you have feedback on the documentation, please leave it on
the talkpage, and if you spot factual errors, you're encouraged to fix
I'm also collecting more documentation pages on this documentation portal
for Wiki Loves Monuments. Perhaps you know of documentation that could be
added? Please do so! At some point I will probably reorganize it a bit, so
feel free to just add things.
Wiki Loves Monuments international team will attend Wikimedia Conference in
Berlin <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2017> and we
are eager to see you and engage with you if you will be attending the
conference. To facilitate this, we will host a session as part of the
conference to discuss with you the plans for Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 and
how you can engage with this annual event.
The session is called New ambitions for Wiki Loves Monuments and is
described at length on the conference page
you are interested to learn about Wiki Loves Monuments, sign up to organize
for the 2017 contest, learn about the new ways to participate in Wiki Loves
Monuments beyond the photo competition, or share your challenges and ask
questions the session at the conference is the best place to start these
Not attending the conference? We will keep this mailing list updated with
the material that we use during the presentation. You are also encouraged
to send a friend or colleague on your behalf, or read more about our major
initiatives for 2017
and ask questions on this mailing list.
For those of you who will be in Berlin, we do look forward to seeing you in
the session! :) Note that the schedule for the conference, once finalized, will
be shared on wiki
the mean time, we have a tentative schedule for this session
on Friday, March 31, at 17:30 local time.
Lily, on behalf of Wiki Loves Monuments international team
If you are a representative of an Affiliate, committee, or other
organized group in the Wikimedia Movement, please read this email
carefully and forward it to your peers.
I am writing you today in my role as the Movement Strategy Lead for
organized groups (Track A), and would like to encourage you to
actively participate in Wikimedia’s movement strategy process.
Together with you, we would like to find answers to the question “What
do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?”
https://2030.wikimedia.org is the universal start page to the strategy
portal on Meta.
== This is our time! ==
This is the time many of us have been waiting for for years. I would
love to see each and every one of you make your voice heard and take
the chance to shape the future of our movement together.
== Timeline and process ==
The timeline up to Wikimania 2017 is organized in 3 consecutive
discussion cycles that are designed to explore, cluster and sharpen
the strategic direction and define 3-5 focus areas for the movement.
After Wikimania, we will discuss the movement structure, roles, as
well as 3-5-year goals and starting in 2018, organizations will
incorporate the findings into their strategic and annual planning.
Today, we are kicking off cycle 1 which is running until 15 April.
Organized groups will find all relevant information on the Meta page
for Track A.
== Get involved! ==
Last week I reached out to all Chairs and EDs of Affiliates as well as
to active members of other organized groups and committees. While I
have heard from many, I would like to remind everyone to appoint a
discussion coordinator for your group that will act as the linker to
the strategy process.
As an organized Group, you can invite all your stakeholders to join
your conversation: Board and staff members, members, external partners
and allies as well as members of your communities. Track A is closely
connected to Track B (Individual Contributors), as many organized
Groups have close bonds with their local or thematic communities. We
encourage Track A and Track B coordinators to sync on their plans.
Your conversations can happen on- and offline. To host a conversation,
please read the discussion guide that provides material to prepare,
conduct and document each conversation in each format. Before you and
your peers enter the conversation, please make yourself familiar with
the briefing which provides a high-level overview of what we know
about the future and about our movement today.
I also look forward to seeing many of you at the Wikimedia Conference
in Berlin where we will discuss our future, generate thematic
statements, identify keywords and create thematic clusters of our
ideas. The rough outline of the program will be adjusted in the coming
Let’s make this happen! Please reach out to me with any question or
feedback you might have.
 Sign-up to become a Discussion Coordinator here:
 Overview of organized groups’ discussions
Adviser International Relations
Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this list as well.
Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:
Update 7 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (16 February 2017)
- Development of documentation for Tracks A & B
Update 8 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (24 February 2017)
- Introduction of Track Leads for all four audience tracks
Update 9 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 March 2017)
- Seeking feedback on documents being used to help facilitate upcoming community discussions
Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10153505
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.
A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
List moderators may request that their mailing list not receive future updates by contacting Gregory Varnum (gvarnum(a)wikimedia.org).
If you are planning to apply for grants with value more than USD 2000 for
your WLM 2017 contest, please make sure you read this call for announcement
and apply no later than March 14. If your request is approved, you will
receive funding in June 2017. Note that if you miss this deadline, the next
round of grant requests will give you grants in December 2017, which may be
too late for your WLM 2017.
And, of course, if you are planning to apply for grants with value no more
than $2000, rapid grants
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid> are your best
choice, and for this kind of grant you will have more time to prepare.