My name is Mervat, and I am helping the Trust and Safety team to reach out
to affiliates in order to discuss the Universal Code of Conduct.
There has been talks about the need for a global set of conduct rules in
different communities over time, and finally, Wikimedia Foundation Board
announced a Community Culture Statement, enacting new standards to address
harassment and promote inclusivity across projects.
Since the universal code of conduct that will be a binding minimum set of
standards across all Wikimedia projects, will apply to all of us, staff and
volunteers alike, all around the globe, and will impact our work as groups,
individuals and projects, it’s of great importance that we all participate
in expressing our opinions and thoughts about UCoC, its nature, what we
think it should cover or include and what it shouldn’t include; how it may
develop, drawback or help our groups.
This is the time to talk about it. As you are a valuable contributor to the
Wikimedia movement, your voice counts. Before starting to draft the code of
conduct, we would like to hear from you; We invite you to devote some
minutes to take this survey; your answers will help us create a safer
environment for all on Wikimedia:
It’s possible that you are a member of more than one affiliate; hence you
may receive this survey more than once, and you may have participated
previously in the discussions or filled out a previous survey during the
first round of consultations about UCoC which targeted wikipedia/wikimedia
communities. We apologize for this; it is really difficult to identify if a
wikimedian belongs to multiple groups that work to spread free knowledge.
Looking forward to your thoughts and opinions and hoping that you can
respond within the next 2 weeks. If you have any questions about the
surveys or difficulties accessing the link, please contact me by email (
Results will be considered during the drafting process for the UCoC
Thank you for your participation
Trust & Safety (Policy) Facilitator
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment."
I'd like to invite all WREN participants to the new 'Wikimedia Chat'
platform that premiered during the Wiknic on Sunday.
Here is a shortcut that will give you the token to create an account -
Note that this platform is still in beta, but we already have a #WREN
channel, and hopefully its use can grow in future :)
For anyone feeling Wikimania-stalgia this Sunday...
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From: phoebe ayers <phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 4:47 PM
Subject: [Wikimania-l] This Sunday, 19UTC: Wikimania 2005 Wikipedia Weekly
To: Wikimania general list (open subscription) <
I've found myself this week catching myself at various times feeling
melancholy. Yes, there's a lot (a lot) of stuff going on the world and it's
been a very, very hard year. But there's one particular thing that I've
been thinking about this week, which is - this was supposed to be Wikimania
week, starting in a few days.
If the pandemic hadn't happened, I (and perhaps you) would be on our way to
Bangkok soon, to celebrate the 16th Wikimania. We'd be connecting in person
about all the things our movement does, online and off. We'd be making new
friends and renewing old friendships and getting rejuvenated once again for
the work we do.
I miss you all terribly, and I also want to celebrate that we've had 15 --
and counting -- amazing, life-changing movement-wide conferences, held all
around the world.
Andrew, Richard and I are starting a new podcast series to celebrate
Wikimania and our history, called "Wikipedia: year by year". We'll be
chatting with invited guests to discuss the world of Wikimedia each year,
seen through the lens of Wikimania. We're starting with Wikimania 2005, of
course -- the very first Wikimania, held this week (well, August 4th) in
2005 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Tune in this Sunday, 19:00 UTC (3PM EST) to listen to us and some special
guests talk about that Wikimania, why it was so cool, and what the world of
Wikimedia was like in 2005. Send us questions and comments on social media,
add your own experiences to the etherpad, and watch live (or watch the
Info on tuning in:
etherpad for comments & story-telling, before or during the episode:
And regardless of whether this year would have been your 16th Wikimania,
your first Wikimania, or you weren't going to attend in person: let's
remember and celebrate the strength and the joy of our movement in any way
we can. Let's celebrate the late nights and the dance parties and the
multilingualism and the hacking and... staying up to make just one more
I miss you!
p.s. our hope is to not stop with 2005, but go through all of the years,
building towards the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia on Jan 15, 2021. Help us
build out the series and ideas for episodes (and guest suggestions) on
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