The Wikimedia Café meetings have generally been well received. We had
approximately seven people in the December meeting. In an attempt to make
the meetings be accessible to more people, in January 2020 the Café is
tentatively scheduled for a Saturday, and the Café will be earlier in the
day. The meeting will be on 25 January 2020 at the following time: 11:30 AM
EST, 4:30 PM UTC, and 10 PM ITC.
During the most recent Café we had an extensive discussion about
documentation for Wikitext and templates. We ran out of time to discuss
NavWiki <https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/NavWiki>. For the January
meeting the only non-introductory agenda item so far is NavWiki. You are
welcome to add more items to the agenda
As usual, the meeting style for the Café will emphasize discussion rather
than presentation. People are welcome to participate as listeners only if
Please see the page on Meta
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Caf%C3%A9> for more information
about the Café. Please watch the page for any updates, particularly to the
schedule or the agenda. Signing up for the meeting is optional, but is
helpful to the organizers so that we can estimate how many people will
attend. Signing up for the meeting also informs us who we should notify
individually if there are significant changes, such as changes to the
If there are any problems with connecting to the meeting or if you have any
questions or comments then please write on the Meta talk page.
Best wishes for the new year,
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
Hi all, and happy holidays to everyone who celebrates them now.
We at Wikimedia Ukraine are wrapping up the year, and we decided to look
back at our biggest highlights and achievements in 2019.
In 2019, we celebrated our 10th anniversary, developed a long-term strategy
— and continued to develop all our landmark projects and programs, such as
Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wikipedia Education Program, fight
for the freedom of panorama in Ukraine, and much more.
Check a detailed article on our blog —
Project Manager at Wikimedia Ukraine
Dear friends and colleagues
before new year I would like to share the wonderful news that we received
today. Turkey's Constitutional Court finds that the Wikipedia ban
constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression. The high
court also requests Ankara 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace to remove the
ban immediately. Wikipedia has been banned since Apr 2017.
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate and a wonderful New year as we clock
this year to an end.
Please find here a link to our newsletter for November
<https://mailchi.mp/75bf2c909870/november-2019-newsletter> which highlights
current happenings from our community and upcoming activities to
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Have a great day!
On Behalf of Open Foundation West Africa
One of these oddly-working features of MediaWiki is import sources: from
which wikis can you import content into your wiki.
The default is none. Nevertheless, a lot of wikis in all kinds of languages
do want to import from other wikis, which makes a lot of sense. You can see
the full list here:
(This page is huge; search for wgImportSources.)
Since there is no default, every new wiki has to create its own entry
there. It's not a part of the usual wiki creation process (
https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Add_a_wiki ), so people only notice
this when they try to import something and nothing works, at which point
they often aren't sure who should they ask to fix this.
Does anyone object to having some sensible default for this, so that at
least something will work when people try to import?
Taking the most common sources listed in the file above looks like a good
I proposed this almost a year ago (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T214139 ), but the commetns there suggest
that a wider consensus is needed, so here I am.
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore