Hey folks :)
The in other projects sidebar is a feature that adds links to articles
on other projects to the sidebar. So for example on the Wikivoyage
article about Berlin it links to the respective content on Wikipedia,
Commons and so on.This works similar to the language links that you
already have in the sidebar of an article. It is intended to make more
content available to our users and bring our projects closer together.
The in other projects sidebar has been around for many months now. It
has been a beta feature on all wikis and default on a handful. It
can't stay a beta feature forever and we should decide on its faith
now. I am happy with the reactions we have been getting about it and
believe it adds significant value for our readers and editors on
smaller projects. I therefor want to enable it on all projects. This
will happen in January. The exact date is still being decided.
If for some reason your project decides it does not want this feature
please let me know and we'll disable it for you.
The ticket for tracking this is https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T103102
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das
Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
I'm thrilled to tell you all that the registration for Wikimedia Hackathon
2016 is now open!
The Hackathon will be held in Jerusalem, between March 31st to April 3rd,
2016, by Wikimedia Israel.
Scholarship applications are open until January 22nd.
You know the drill!
Registration here -
More info and updates on
If you have any questions, please contact us at
Hope to see you all in Jerusalem!
Activity & Resources Coordinator.
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I've started an RFC to increase password requirements for users that
have accounts with a high level of access. Specifically people who can
edit [[MediaWiki:Common.js]], and people with access to oversight or
These types of accounts have sensitive access to our sites, and can
cause real harm if they fall into malicious hands. Currently the only
requirement is the password is at least 1 letter long. We'd like to
make that be 8 letters (bytes) long, and also ban certain really
I will probably send a massmessage out sometime soon, but for now,
please mention https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Password_policy_for_us…
anywhere you think is appropriate and also comment on the proposal
For your information:
"Applications are open until Saturday, January 09 2016 23:59 UTC."
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From: Martin Rulsch <rulschmartin(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:26 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2016 scholarship applications open
To: "Wikimania general list (open subscription)" <
wikimania-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia Mailing List <
Thanks again, Dan Garry, for pointing me on this again-ill formatted mail.
Hi all, Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2016 which is being held in
Esino Lario, Italy on June 22–27, 2016 are now being accepted. Applications
are open until Saturday, January 09 2016 23:59 UTC. Applicants will be able
to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will cover
the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared accommodation, and
conference registration fees as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation. A
partial scholarship will cover conference registration fees and shared
accommodation. Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection
process and selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee and
the Wikimedia Foundation, who will determine which applications are
successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2016 scholarships, please visit:
https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships To apply for a
scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on:
https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply It is highly recommended that
applicants review all the material on the Scholarships page and the
associated FAQ ( https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships/FAQ
) before submitting an application. If you have any questions, please
contact: wikimania-scholarships at wikimedia.org
<wikimania-scholarships(a)wikimedia.org> or leave a message at:
https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships Please help us
spread the word! Best regards, for the Scholarship Committee
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Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation