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Walcome tae the Mercat Cross! This is the airt tae tauk aboot the technical wirkins o the Wikipedia.

Tae raise or discuss spellin o Scots wirds, an which we shuid be uisin, please gaun tae Spellin Fettle
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Scots Warks - Showcase & In Conversation livestream 3rt & 4rt Septemmer 2021[eedit soorce]

Ay ay aw!

Director o The Scots Language Centre here tae tell ye aboot the completion o wir project on Adult Scots Literacy. Some o yees cam alang tae oor sessions at the Editathons ower the past year an we were aw affae gled tae meet yees.

The nicht, Friday 3rt Septemmer, we premiere wir creative stream o the Scots Warks project Scots Warks : Showcase on oor youtube channel at 7pm Scotland time. It'd be braw if ye kin mak it alang, an onie mentions on social media uise the hashtag #ScotsWarks. The 4hr Showcase is the response o a wheen o airtists tae the theme "Writin in Scots". A'm that taen aback at hou fowk hae wrate sic inspeerin warks, an A howp ye enjoy them. Efter the premiere the video'll stey up on the channel. Sae ye kin stull catch it if ye'r no able tae jyne in on the nicht.

We'll see new warks fae Susi Briggs, Michael Dempster, Iona Fyfe, Emma Grae, Sara Thomas, Gerda Stevenson, Martin Travers, Antonia Uri, Christie Williamson & Morna Young.

Efter this we'll launch the wabsteid www.ScotsLanguage.com/Scots-Warks whaur we hae aw the individual warks available in video, an in their written forms. On tap o that we're gled tae mak available, in English fir lairners, an in a Scots owersettin fae Dr Dauvit Horsbroch, oor 60 page buik o guidance fir thaim thit's new tae scrievin in Scots. This is taen fae spikkin wi yersels, an ither fowk stertin oot writin Scots, an fae the experiences o aw thaim thit taen parit in the project. We howp this'll be a braw resoorce fir aw here an hereaboots fir years tae come. Please share it aboot.

An finally, tae shut the project, on Setturday 4rt Septemmer we hae Scots Warks : In Conversation on oor YouTube channel at 7pm Scotland time. Whaur we talk tae Dr Sally Garden, L. Colin Wilson, Pauline Cairns Speitel, Michael Hance, Andy Eagle, Susan Rennie, Dr Tom Hubbard and Christy Scott aw aboot Scots an Scots literacy. There a wealth o knawledge an experience ahin thae conversations we howp tae spreid.

Tae aw yous thit we'v met ower the past year, It haes been braw! An gaun forret the Scots Language Centre wull aye be there tae support the editin community an we'll stey in touch.

An fae aw at the centre a muckle congratulation tae Wikimedian o the Year - Marco Cafolla!

As aye - the day is juist the stert!

Dr D

P.S. Here twa airticles anent the project - wire in!

https://www-tmp.thenational.scot/news/19552577.scots-language-centre-offer-new-guide-writing-leid/

https://www.scotsradio.com/scots-language-centre-launches-scots-warks-3rd-september-7pm-a-new-resource-to-promote-adult-literary-in-scots/

Subscribe to the This Month in Education newsletter - learn from others and share your stories[eedit soorce]

Dear community members,

Greetings from the EWOC Newsletter team and the education team at Wikimedia Foundation. We are very excited to share that we on tenth years of Education Newsletter (This Month in Education) invite you to join us by subscribing to the newsletter on your talk page or by sharing your activities in the upcoming newsletters. The Wikimedia Education newsletter is a monthly newsletter that collects articles written by community members using Wikimedia projects in education around the world, and it is published by the EWOC Newsletter team in collaboration with the Education team. These stories can bring you new ideas to try, valuable insights about the success and challenges of our community members in running education programs in their context.

If your affiliate/language project is developing its own education initiatives, please remember to take advantage of this newsletter to publish your stories with the wider movement that shares your passion for education. You can submit newsletter articles in your own language or submit bilingual articles for the education newsletter. For the month of January the deadline to submit articles is on the 20th January. We look forward to reading your stories.

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About This Month in Education · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · For the team: ZI Jony (Talk), Wadensday 1:49, 18 Mey 2022 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 6[eedit soorce]

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 6, April 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the sixth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board of trustees elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while the more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Leadership Development - A Working Group is Forming! - The application to join the Leadership Development Working Group closed on April 10th, 2022, and up to 12 community members will be selected to participate in the working group. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification Results are out! - The global decision process on the enforcement of the UCoC via SecurePoll was held from 7 to 21 March. Over 2,300 eligible voters from at least 128 different home projects submitted their opinions and comments. (continue reading)
  • Movement Discussions on Hubs - The Global Conversation event on Regional and Thematic Hubs was held on Saturday, March 12, and was attended by 84 diverse Wikimedians from across the movement. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Grants Remain Open! - Since the start of the year, six proposals with a total value of about $80,000 USD have been approved. Do you have a movement strategy project idea? Reach out to us! (continue reading)
  • The Movement Charter Drafting Committee is All Set! - The Committee of fifteen members which was elected in October 2021, has agreed on the essential values and methods for its work, and has started to create the outline of the Movement Charter draft. (continue reading)
  • Introducing Movement Strategy Weekly - Contribute and Subscribe! - The MSG team have just launched the updates portal, which is connected to the various Movement Strategy pages on Meta-wiki. Subscriber to get up-to-date news about the various ongoing projects. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about Movement Strategy on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

Also, a draft of the 2022-23 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan has been published. Input is being sought on-wiki and during several conversations with Wikimedia Foundation CEO Maryana Iskander.

See full announcement on Meta-wiki. Xeno (WMF) 01:45, 22 Apryle 2022 (UTC)[Replie]

Let's talk about the Desktop Improvements[eedit soorce]

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Hello!

Have you noticed that some wikis have a different desktop interface? Are you curious about the next steps? Maybe you have questions or ideas regarding the design or technical matters?

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 29 April 2022 at 13:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 88045453898. Dial by your location.

Agenda

  • Update on the recent developments
  • Questions and answers, discussion

Format

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file. Olga Vasileva (the Product Manager) will be hosting this meeting. The presentation part will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, French, Italian, and Polish. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org.

At this meeting, both Friendly space policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces apply. Zoom is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy.

We hope to see you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 00:35, 26 Apryle 2022 (UTC)[Replie]

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now - April 2022[eedit soorce]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library has free access to new paywalled reliable sources. You can these and dozens more collections at https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/:

  • Wiley – journals, books, and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences
  • OECD – OECD iLibrary, Data, and Multimedia​​ published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • SPIE Digital Library – journals and eBooks on optics and photonics applied research

Many other sources are freely available for experienced editors, including collections which recently became accessible to all eligible editors: Cambridge University Press, BMJ, AAAS, Érudit and more.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: log in today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 13:17, 26 Apryle 2022 (UTC)

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Coming soon: Improvements for templates[eedit soorce]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 11:14, 29 Apryle 2022 (UTC)[Replie]

Editing news 2022 #1[eedit soorce]

Read this in another languageSubscription list for this multilingual newsletter

New editors were more successful with this new tool.

The New topic tool helps editors create new ==Sections== on discussion pages. New editors are more successful with this new tool. You can read the report. Soon, the Editing team will offer this to all editors at the 20 Wikipedias that participated in the test. You will be able to turn it off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion.

Whatamidoing (WMF) 18:55, 2 Mey 2022 (UTC)[Replie]

Celtic Knot 2022 update and scholarships[eedit soorce]

Celtic Knot Conference update: the call for program contributions is now open! If you’re involved in activities related to minority languages and Wikimedia projects, you can send your contribution to the “News from the Language Communities” lightning talks until May 31.

We also have updates on the format of the conference and scholarships for participation in the online conference and for organizing an onsite satellite event.

Check the full announcement on the event’s talk page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Celtic_Knot_Conference_2022#Celtic_Knot_Conference%3A_program_contributions_and_onsite_events

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the organizers: Daria Cybulska, Richard Nevell or Léa Lacroix. Looking forward to seeing you involved at the Celtic Knot! Richard Nevell (WMUK) (tauk) 16:47, 6 Mey 2022 (UTC)[Replie]

2022 Board of Trustees Call for Candidates[eedit soorce]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

The Board of Trustees seeks candidates for the 2022 Board of Trustees election. Read more on Meta-wiki.

The 2022 Board of Trustees election is here! Please consider submitting your candidacy to serve on the Board of Trustees.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Community-and-affiliate selected trustees and Board-appointed trustees make up the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three year term. The Wikimedia community has the opportunity to vote for community-and-affiliate selected trustees.

The Wikimedia community will vote to fill two seats on the Board in 2022. This is an opportunity to improve the representation, diversity, and expertise of the Board as a team.

Who are potential candidates? Are you a potential candidate? Find out more on the Apply to be a Candidate page.

Thank you for your support,

Movement Strategy and Governance on behalf of the Elections Committee and the Board of Trustees
10:39, 10 Mey 2022 (UTC)

Mey 2022 Writin Drive[eedit soorce]

(en) hey folks, a wee reminder that this week it's the Wikipedia:Mey 2022 Writin Drive - focussing on Hings inventit in Scotland an Ireland. More info on the on-wiki event page, and you can sign up to the dashboard here. Lirazelf (tauk) 12:42, 10 Mey 2022 (UTC)[Replie]

Let's talk about the Desktop Improvements[eedit soorce]

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Hello!

Have you noticed that some wikis have a different desktop interface? Are you curious about the next steps? Maybe you have questions or ideas regarding the design or technical matters?

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 17 May 2022 at 12:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 86217494304. Dial by your location.

Agenda

  • Update on the recent developments
  • Questions and answers, discussion

Format

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file. Olga Vasileva (the Product Manager) will be hosting this meeting. The presentation part will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, Italian, Polish; also, only at the first meeting: Farsi, Vietnamese; only at the second meeting: Portuguese, Spanish, Russian. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org.

At this meeting, both Friendly space policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces apply. Zoom is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy.

We hope to see you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 05:02, 14 Mey 2022 (UTC)[Replie]