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Wiki Loves Folklore[eedit soorce]

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Hello Folks,

Wiki Loves Love is back again in 2020 iteration as Wiki Loves Folklore from 1 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020. Join us to celebrate the local cultural heritage of your region with the theme of folklore in the international photography contest at Wikimedia Commons. Images, videos and audios representing different forms of folk cultures and new forms of heritage that haven’t otherwise been documented so far are welcome submissions in Wiki Loves Folklore. Learn more about the contest at Meta-Wiki and Commons.

Kind regards,
Wiki Loves Folklore International Team
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk)
sent using MediaWiki message delivery (tauk) 06:15, 18 Januar 2020 (UTC)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[eedit soorce]


The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 22 Januar 2020 (UTC)

New logo for[eedit soorce]

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge

After seeing this "Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge" on every page, I wondered why this wasn't reflected in our logo. I've updated the source SVG to have the subtitle and if we get consensus we can go to Phabricator to get the logo on all pages changed.

If there are any changes/objections, I would be glad to hear them out and make the requisite changes.

Sorry for my lack of Scots, the Aberdonian private schools don't foster a doric friendly environment. --Carlinmack (tauk) 03:15, 30 Januar 2020 (UTC)

Please fix spellin: "Wikipædia" (or "Wikipaedia"). --Sije (tauk) 19:25, 31 Januar 2020 (UTC)
enwiki now uses Wikipedia, is there a reason for using "æ" or "ae" in Scots? I'm happy to change it, I'm just interested if there's a reason for it --Carlinmack (tauk) 14:20, 1 Februar 2020 (UTC)
It seems to be more correct in Scots although I'm no expert. It's how the word is spelled in the current logo. Pinging User:MJL and User:Fixer88. What do you say? Sije (tauk) 21:39, 2 Februar 2020 (UTC)
@Sije and Carlinmack: I love the design of the new logo!
As for why it should have an "æ" or "ae", I'd believe it is because the "æ" is the closest to the root Encyclopædia. Scots leaves a lot in what English lost.
That being said, it does feel odd to be saying that all in a namespace called Wikipedia. :/ –MJLTauk 22:21, 2 Februar 2020 (UTC)
Maybe the namespace could also be changed. (I'm not familiar with the technicalities). Sije (tauk) 22:30, 2 Februar 2020 (UTC)
From my understanding of Scots, the way in which words are spelled is a reflection of their pronunciation. For example, s[oo]th and [oo]tbrak have the same vowel so are spelled with the same letter pair "oo". What pronunciation does "enclopædia" have in Scots? what does the "æ" sound like? I imagine that most would say something similar to "encyclopeedeea". I think that would be more true to Scots rather than a classical spelling Carlinmack (tauk) 15:44, 20 Februar 2020 (UTC)

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pages[eedit soorce]

Sorry, for writing this text in English. If you could help to translate it, it would be appreciated.

You might know the new interface for edit conflicts (currently a beta feature). Now, Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional interface to solve edit conflicts on talk pages. This interface is shown to you when you write on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment. We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature. Let us know what you think on our central feedback page! -- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) 14:15, 26 Februar 2020 (UTC)

Please block Special:Contributions/ and Special:Contributions/[eedit soorce]

Sorry if this is not in the right place - I couldn't find the proper place, and had difficulties finding this one :) as mass murderer - thanks ! --Hsarrazin (tauk) 09:29, 29 Februar 2020 (UTC)

PS : Also, John Cena seems rather strange (probably hacked) to me, but I'm in no position to really evaluate it.

PPS : Please, who's admin here ? IPs seem to have had fun these last hours ? --Hsarrazin (tauk) 09:49, 29 Februar 2020 (UTC)

I've warned them, since the edits seem to have stopped and blocks are only to prevent damage. If they continue, I'll block them. Avicennasis (tauk) 11:54, 29 Februar 2020 (UTC)
thanks Avicennasis,
I undid dozens of those edits - similar pattern : famous people, date of death the day of the edit or about it, or change date of birth to be very recent...
as for John Cena, could you please check the article ? - I don't understand scottish, but the long text of song, under the presentation seems bizarre... :( - I only found the problem with death dates because I update wikidata with :) — Precedin unsigned comment addit bi Hsarrazin (talk) 15:27, 3 Mairch 2020‎ (UTC)