Subject: Can I have a Wikipedia article written about me?
Good day from Singapore,
Can I have a Wikipedia article written about me?
I am looking forward to your reply.
Mr. Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming
Targeted Individual in Singapore
28 July 2022 Thu
Croptool has stopped working for pdf/djvu files for a while now. See -
Is there any Wikisource community who have figured out some workaround or
hack? Or any news about the tool?
during the Wikisource triage meetings we discussed the opportunity of
using Foundation and Chapter grants in order to improve the project
(focusing on the ProofreadPage extension), instead of waiting for the
Annual Wishlist or hoping for some computer scientist user with a lot of
good will. Other User Groups regularly ask for grants with success, even if
the activities do not directly improve the projects.
We were lucky because WMI (Wikimedia Italy) funded two grants we requested.
We asked for grants for developers on very punctual tasks.
Sohom is adapting theEdit-in-sequence gadget, used in some projects, to
have it natively in the ProofreadPage extension. Jay is upgrading the
BookReader (currently, this tool is limited to the Indic Wikisource
community) so that other global Wikisource communities can also use it.
Sam is supervising in his work hours the two projects.
Here's the link to the WMI announcement:
Let's hope that we can pursue this course of action in the future, in order
to have efficient and up-to-date projects. Check with your local chapter if
there are grants available for developers, and join us in the Triage
*Ruthven* on Wikipedia
tldr: vote here to preselect candidate to the Foundation board
As you may know, this year is an election year for the board of the
Wikimedia Foundation. The process is a bit complicated, but here are the
two main steps for us as an user group :
- from now until July 15 : preselection (selection 6 of the 12 candidates)
- from August 15 to August 29 : final vote (selection of 2 of the 6
You can see all the details, including the candidates and the timeline on
For this whole process, I am the primary contact who will cast the vote but
we *all* make the decision, I see myself as merely the messenger for the
For the first step, I invite you to vote on this Google forms :
You can select any candidate and how many as you want, the six persons with
the most vote "Yes" will be the one I'll cast. The vote starts today and
lasts a week, I'll close it on July 13th at 24:00 (UTC). I'll also share
the results here and on the Telegram group.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (in public here or in
Sorry if this was already mentioned on the list, I didn't see it:
«The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Program Officer,
Libraries. In this role, you will work at the intersection of
librarianship and the Wikimedia movement to grow and diversify
information sources—in all languages—and invite librarians to contribute
their specialized knowledge and skills to Wikimedia projects.»