Hi, I have been updating project portals
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T273179> (e.g. www.wiktionary.org) to
the new coding infrastructure to avoid storing them in pages in meta (
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Www.wikivoyage.org_template>) among other
reasons including better search experience, consistent design, better look,
etc. Now every project has been migrated except wikivoyage because its
portal is completely different (the picture of sunset).
I have been wondering if this is okay to change it to the standard portal
design (like wikipedia.org) because:
- This is not accessible, the contrast of the text is too low (because
of the background image) for people with visual impairments.
- The design is not following the Wikimedia standard (
https://design.wikimedia.org/style-guide) for example the blue is not
- The general look doesn't follow the standard all other projects
follow, that's part of the movement's brand.
- The current design doesn't really take into account that we might have
more wikivoyage languages in the future, doesn't have proper space for them
(unlike the standard design)
- The current design is completely broken on mobile.
I mentioned this in meta
didn't get any response. So I thought I bring it up here. Fixing this would
take care of a lot of legacy infrastructure we have. Thanks!
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
Sorry for cross-posting
Do you create interactive maps with Kartographer  (mapframe)? If your
answer is yes, we would like to hear from you. Where do you run into
problems using it? Which new features would you like to see?
Please take part in our survey:
- The survey is open until March 31.
- It takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
- The survey is anonymous. You don't need to register, and we will not
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Unfortunately, the survey is only available in English, but we have tried
our best to use simple English and to add visual examples. If English is
not your native language, it might help to use a translation tool in your
Wikimedia Germany's Technical Wishes team  is currently working on
extension . Over the last few months, we have been working on a solution
to make this software usable on wikis where it isn’t available yet . In
the next phase of the project, we are planning to improve Kartographer
itself. More information on our work with Kartographer and the focus area
of Geoinformation can be found on our project page .
Thank you for your help!
Johanna for the Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Deutschland
Project manager community communications Technical Wishlist
[To all Wikimedia projects, minus mailing lists with an active
On August 2020, the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees may decide a
rename to "Wikipedia Foundation" and various other things.
Following a community meeting, a proposed open letter was written:
«We ask the Wikimedia Foundation to pause or stop its current movement
renaming activities, due to persistent shortcomings in the current
rebranding process. Future work should be restarted only in a way that
ensures equitable decision-making.»
(Sorry for the crossposting. When replying, be mindful of cc. Do
consider forwarding to language-specific discussion venues with a short
translated introduction, or translate the pages on Meta.)
Federico aka Nemo
Version 2.10 of the Commons Android app has just been released to
production on the Google Play Store (also downloadable on F-Droid).
The update contains:
- Users can search for (and upload pictures for) places that need pictures
in any location, not just their current location
- Current ongoing campaigns, if any, are displayed on the main screen
- "Retry" button to easily re-upload failed uploads
- Optimized Nearby map loading time
- Fixed various bugs and crashes, including errors with "image taken" date
We're excited to announce that we've also had our recent Project Grant
proposal approved. :) This means there will be lots of improvements
coming up in 2019, with focus on improving stability and the upload
experience for users.
Our first priority will be rewriting the legacy backend code to adhere to
modern standards and reduce complexity (especially the network layer, which
currently uses a deprecated API). This is aimed at resolving a few major
lingering bugs (especially upload failures for a few users), as well as
creating a solid technical foundation to base future improvements on.
Several new features are slated for release after that, including filters
and bookmarks for the "Nearby places that needs pictures" feature, a pause
and resume function for uploads, and a "limited connection" mode.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us thus far, especially in
the last rocky year! :) At the conclusion of this grant, we hope to deliver
a much better app to you.
Josephine / @misaochan (project maintainer)