This is a link I recommend you to bookmark.
This list is useful for outreach & also whenever someone needs Wiki-Help in
a particular city. It would be great if Wikipedians could update this
We have the following completely unrepresented states/UTs:
* Andaman & Nicobar Islands
* Arunachal Pradesh
* Dadra, Nagar & Haveli
* Daman & Diu
* Himachal Pradesh
* Jammu & Kashmir
* Jharkhand (AngPradesh is in Mumbai)
* Punjab (oye, ye ki hoya!)
* Uttar Pradesh
Okay, all you admins, please update your status (Mikey my boy, that means
Abroad, we dont have Indic Wikipedians listed for:
* Asia (other than India)
* Middle East
* North America
* South America
Unless you would like to stay off list, of course that's acceptable too.
May I also request Tinu / list admins to please forward it all the Indic
language & city Wikimedia lists. We need this resource to be as
comprehensible as possible.
On behalf of Wikimedia Foundation’s Global Reach Team
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_Reach>, we would like to invite all
the South Asian Wikimedia communities to our office hours to discuss our
work in the region.
Date: Thursday, 19th January 2017
Time: 16:00 UTC/21:30 IST
Duration: 1 hour
Google Hangout Location:
If you are not able to join the hangout, you can watch the live stream with
a few seconds lag at
Introduction of Global Reach Team and office hours
Research around New Readers <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers>
and our partnership themes
Feedback for next office hours
We plan to hold these office hours at regular intervals. FYI, office hours
for South East Asia and Central Asia/Eastern Europe will be held
separately; given the size of communities, we needed to break down the
Please feel free to add your questions, comments, and expectations in the
Etherpad document shared above. You can also reach out to
sgupta(a)wikimedia.org and rayyakkannu(a)wikimedia.org for any clarification.
Please share this invitation in community social media channels to spread
Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Asia
by Frederick FN Noronha फ्रेड्रिक न ोरोन्या *فريدريك نورونيا
At around 1:04:50- 1:04:55 of this discussion
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3RhsO9q_y8], the Indian television anchor
Barkha Dutt complains: "Wikipedia says I have three husbands. I've not met
Is her complaint true? If so, can it be rectified?
If not, can it be clarified?
_/ Frederick Noronha http://about.me/noronhafrederickhttp://goa1556.in
_/ P +91-832-2409490 M 9822122436 Twitter @fn Fcbk:fredericknoronha
_/ Hear Goa,1556 shared audio content at
This may prove useful in outreach.
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From: Cornelius Kibelka <cornelius.kibelka(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 4:51 AM
Subject: [Wmfcc-l] English version of our guide for Wikimedia Commons
To: Communications Committee <wmfcc-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Some of you may know our (beginners) guide on Wikimedia Commons in German
We have now published an adapted, translated English version of the guide:
The guide is based on feedback and comments from experienced Wikimedia
Commons users. However, we are of course happy for any feedback or comments
from your side. It follows the new Corporate Design principles.
If you want to create an adapted version for your language / your country /
your context, please do not hesitate to drop us a line and we can share the
Indesign files with you.
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for the Wikimedia Conference
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Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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From: Maggie Dennis <mdennis(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 11:02 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Positions open for strategy coordinator contractors.
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Hello, all. :)
As you know, we are launching a movement strategy process and want people
from the community integrally involved at every stage. We are accordingly
seeking active Wikimedians interested in applying for a number of Community
Strategy Coordinator positions. The people hired for these positions will
be part-time, remote contractors of up to 20 hours a week with a contract
of 3 months. Start date should be in early March.
You can see the job descriptions and apply for the positions at <
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us>, but here’s a quick
summary of who we’re looking for and what they’ll be doing:
*Language Specialist Strategy Coordinators*
These will be bilingual speakers of a specific list of non-English
languages and English who are experienced in their language project
community or communities. They will be expected to be able to both conduct
deep outreach to these non-English communities and to liaise between these
communities and others, in order to maximize the ability of their
communities to participate in the movement strategy process. They will also
need to be capable of monitoring and summarizing discussions about strategy
topics and will be expected to produce a summary report at the end of their
*Metawiki Strategy Coordinators*
These facilitators need not be multilingual (although it is a plus), but
must be fluent in English and must be experienced contributors to one or
more Wikimedia communities. They will be working alongside the language
specialist coordinators, the global community, the Wikimedia Foundation and
the strategy team to facilitate the most inclusive strategy process
possible. This will include outreach to global communities, offering their
own community experience and advice to those involved in the process, and
leading, monitoring, and summarizing strategy-related discussions. They
will be expected to produce a summary report at the end of their contract.
If you think either of these sounds like you or another community member
you know, I encourage you to visit the job application page and review the
job descriptions for more details (again, that's at <
Please tell us about your experiences as a Wikimedian and why you think you
would be a good fit for this role. Our goal is to run the most inclusive
strategy process we can, and that means we need experienced community
members like you to help!
Interim Chief of Community Engagement
Director, Support, Safety and Programs
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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From: Danny Horn <dhorn(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:38 PM
Subject: [Wmfall] Additional information on community health initiative and
To: Staff All <wmfall(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia Mailing List <
We have an update on the community health initiative mentioned following
the Board's Statement on Healthy Community Culture, Inclusivity, and Safe
As Patrick Earley from the Support and Safety team noted on Wikimedia-l
last month, we’ve been developing a community health initiative to help
address the harassment issues discussed in the Board's statement. We
believe an important aspect of our efforts to combat harassment is
providing the volunteer community with better tools to more effectively
respond to instances of harassment as they arise.
We’re excited to announce that the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist
Charitable Fund have agreed to provide initial funding to help the
Wikimedia Foundation begin this work. The two seed restricted grants,
collectively a gift of $500,000, will enable the Foundation to scale up our
support of these efforts and provide us with the resources to do it right.
In preparing for this work, we’ve been discussing issues with the current
tools and processes with active administrators and functionaries. These
discussions have resulted in requested improvements in several key areas
where admins and functionaries see immediate needs—better reporting systems
for volunteers, smarter ways to detect and address problems early, and
improved tools and workflows related to the blocking process.
In the coming months, the Community Tech team, working with the Support and
Safety team, will be expanding their work on development of these tools.
The long-term goal for this effort is to build up the toolbox that
volunteers can use to combat harassment and other disruptive behavior on
Specifically, there are four areas where we think new tools will help:
1. Detection - Improve our detection and prevention tools, like
AbuseFilter, and build new features to detect aggressive behavior.
2. Reporting - Design ways to report harassment that are less chaotic, more
respectful of privacy, and less stressful than the current workflow.
3. Evaluating - Offer admins tools that make evaluating harassment reports
easier, so that they can make good decisions.
4. Blocking - When someone is blocked from the site, we can make it more
difficult for them to return under a different name or IP address.
Of course, these improvements need to be made with the participation and
support of the volunteers who will be using the tools. We don't want to
create new systems and workflows that create more work for an already
overburdened team of wiki administrators. We want to make these tasks less
grueling and able to more consistently produce effective outcomes.
Work in other areas - such as project policies and better training for
administrators and functionaries - still needs to be done in order to
comprehensively tackle the overall issue of harassment and harmful behavior
on the projects. However, we believe that improving and building better
tools for volunteers currently most engaged in this effort is a necessary
We welcome your feedback on this approach, and invite you to join us in
thanking Craig and his charitable organizations for their support of this
We’ll be sharing regular updates about the progress of this work in the
coming months. If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out
to us on the talk page of the Meta-Wiki page where you can find more
You can also find more details about this announcement in this blog post:
Danny Horn (Product Manager, Community Tech) and Patrick Earley (Manager,
Support & Safety)
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