We have recently published our Annual Report 2016. If you would like
to learn more about examples of Wikimedia Deutschland's projects and
programmes from last year, you might want to read about one or more of
* our new editors campaign,
* our successes with Wikidata,
* our Technical Wishes project,
* our achievements in the political and legal field,
* our work for Open Education & Open Science
* our growth in membership numbers
* our regionalisation efforts
* our work for the international movement
Inspired by the WMF's recent Annual Reports, we have – for the first
time – created a visually appealing, responsive online version that
also works pretty well on mobile. https://2016.wikimedia.de/en
If you rather prefer to print it, please be patient: We will publish
the oldschool PDF version and link it on the meta [[Reports]] page
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,
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I enjoy seeing this photo that was selected as the Commons Picture of the
Day to mark World Environment Day on 5 June:
I went to the photographer's talk page on Commons to learn more about him.
He says that he is a resident of Germany, has a Ph.D. in biology, and
enjoys photographing the Arctic.
The photo was taken in Svalbard, which has a nice page on Wikivoyage here
<https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Svalbard>. On that page I learned that
"Svalbard's visitors come mostly to experience Arctic nature at its rawest
and most powerful. The islands have untouched glaciers and craggy
mountains, but also polar bears, caribou, a peculiar short legged reindeer,
polar foxes, whales, seals and walruses. Svalbard is renowned for its
variety of birds, including Arctic Terns, Arctic Fulmar and Puffins. Whales
can be spotted off the coastlines particularly during late summer. Humpback
whales, Orcas, Beluga whales, and Narwhals all frequent the ocean waters
What's making you happy this week?
The short answer is yes! the Collaboration Team is working now to extend
the new user interface so that it includes all the existing features on the
Recent Changes page, Watchlist and a few related pages—along with some new
tools users are requesting. We’re doing user testing right now of this
extended functionality (which includes things like Namespace filters, Tag
filters, User filters and, possibly, a Category filter).
When we have it all working the way it should, we plan to bring the new UI
and tools to Watchlist. This should happen in the next few months.
However, it is also already possible to add a "On [my] watchlist" filter or
highlight, to the results on the recent changes page.
Further details are in the main documentation at
and pages linked in the side-navbox.
Feedback appreciated at
On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raymond(a)gmail.com>
> I only watched the first video but I can see it is useful addition to
> managing a large number of recent changes. Is there any plan to offer a
> similar service with watchlists?
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> Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Video demos of upcoming changes to edit review
> / RC patrol
> I'd like to highlight two videos (some people may have already seen these)
> that demo upcoming changes to edit review / RC patrol that take advantage
> of ORES. I feel that that the changes look promising, and I hope that RC
> patrollers, Teahouse hosts, newbie adopters, and others will find that the
> changes make their work easier. I also hope for improved retention of
> good-faith contributors.
> 0. A succinct overview by Joe Matazzoni (WMF):
> 1. A more extensive overview, also by Joe, including valuable context,
> from the WMF Metrics Meeting for May 2017:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAGwQdLyFb4 between 15:00 and 28:15.
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Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
Community Liaison, WMF
On behalf of Iberocoop, we would like to invite you to participate to our
anual translating contest regarding the Ibero-American culture. The contest
aims to improve the presence of our culture far beyond our borders as a way
to improve the diverse and quality content in other Wikipedias.
You can find the contest page here
Please spread the word!
We hope to seeing you participating :)
Anna Torres Adell
*A.C. Wikimedia Argentina*
TL;DR: I wanted to let you know about an upcoming experimental Reddit AMA
("ask me anything") chat we have planned. It will focus on artificial
intelligence on Wikipedia and how we're working to counteract vandalism
while also making life better for newcomers.
We plan to hold this chat on June 1st at 21:00 UTC/14:00 PST in the /r/iAMA
subreddit. I'd love to answer any questions you have about these topics
questions, and I'll send a follow-up email to this thread shortly before
the AMA begins.
For those who don't know who I am, I create artificial intelligences
that support the volunteers who edit Wikipedia. I've been fascinated by
the ways that crowds of volunteers build massive, high quality information
resources like Wikipedia for over ten years.
For more background, I research and then design technologies that make it
easier to spot vandalism in Wikipedia—which helps support the hundreds of
thousands of editors who make productive contributions. I also think a lot
about the dynamics between communities and new users—and ways to make
communities inviting and welcoming to both long-time community members and
newcomers who may not be aware of community norms. For a quick sampling of
my work, check out my most impactful research paper about Wikipedia,
some recent coverage of my work from *Wired*, or check out the master
list of my projects on my WMF staff user page, the documentation for the
technology team I run, or the home page for Wikimedia Research.
This AMA, which I'm doing with with the Foundation's Communications
department, is somewhat of an experiment. The intended audience for this
chat is people who might not currently be a part of our community but have
questions about the way we work—as well as potential research collaborators
who might want to work with our data or tools. Many may be familiar with
Wikipedia but not the work we do as a community behind the scenes.
I'll be talking about the work I'm doing with the ethics of AI and how we
think about artificial intelligence on Wikipedia, and ways we’re working to
counteract vandalism on the world’s largest crowdsourced source of
knowledge—like the ORES extension, which you may have seen highlighting
possibly problematic edits on your watchlist and in RecentChanges.
I’d love for you to join this chat and ask questions. If you do not or
prefer not to use Reddit, we will also be taking questions on ORES'
MediaWiki talk page and posting answers to both threads.
Principal Research Scientist @ WMF
User:EpochFail / User:Halfak (WMF)
I'm perceiving an increase in the number of mentions of Wikidata in ways
that make me think that Wikidata may eventually become an equal of
Wikipedia in terms of impact on the Internet in general, and perhaps even
surpass Wikipedia. Also, I'm looking forward to the improvements for RC
What's making you happy this week?