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IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[تعديل]

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Ramsis II (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, Rschen7754 04:59، 9 يناير 2015 (يو تى سى)

Removal of private information[تعديل]

Hello.

(My appologies if this is not the correct place to notify this)

We received a request on OTRS (for OTRS members, see ticket:2015020410017532) from the actress Lauren Phoenix which is having problems with the disclosure of her birth name. Currently she ended her career but she is receiving threats from religious fanatics. Since there are no reliable sources for her birth name, I removed her name from this Wiki but my edit was reverted. I would ask for members of this community to remove that info (and suppress all revisions where it can be found) in respect to her privacy and also to prevent the project from being unnecessarily sued for disclosing private information. Thank you for your understanding.

[Global proposal] m.ويكيبيديا.org: (الكل) تعديل الصفحات[تعديل]

MediaWiki mobile

Hi, this message is to let you know that, on domains like arz.m.wikipedia.org, unregistered users cannot edit. At the Wikimedia Forum, where global configuration changes are normally discussed, a few dozens users propose to restore normal editing permissions on all mobile sites. Please read and comment!

Thanks and sorry for writing in English, Nemo 22:32، 1 مارس 2015 (يو تى سى)

Inspire Campaign: Improving diversity, improving content[تعديل]

This March, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas for improving gender diversity on Wikimedia projects. Less than 20% of Wikimedia contributors are women, and many important topics are still missing in our content. We invite all Wikimedians to participate. If you have an idea that could help address this problem, please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 31.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive, positive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign and help this project better represent the world’s knowledge!

(Sorry for the English - please translate this message!) MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 20:01، 4 مارس 2015 (يو تى سى)

SUL finalization update[تعديل]

Hi all,apologies for writing in English, please read this page for important information and an update involving SUL finalization, scheduled to take place in one month. Thanks. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:45، 13 مارس 2015 (يو تى سى)

Stewards confirmation rules[تعديل]

Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 16:12، 10 ابريل 2015 (يو تى سى)

Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections[تعديل]

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

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Greetings,

I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.

This year, elections are being held for the following roles:

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.

The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.

Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at- wikimedia.org

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 05:03, 21 April 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Please test VisualEditor in your language![تعديل]

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It is very important to us at the Editing Department that VisualEditor works in every language, for every user.

VisualEditor's editing environment is a browser ContentEditable element. This means that your input method editor (IME) should already know how to work with it. However, to make VisualEditor correctly edit wiki pages, we have to stop browsers in lots of ways from breaking the page.

Sometimes this can interfere with IMEs. To make sure we work in your IME, we need your help: please see wikimedia.github.io/VisualEditor/demos/ve/desktop-dist.html#!pages/simple.html. This is the core system inside VisualEditor which lets you write and edit. It is different from the full editor, and some of the tools you are used to will be missing.

We're interested in particular in whether you can write text at all, what happens when you select different candidate texts, and how VisualEditor behaves in general.

More details, and some early test results, are provided here: mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor/IME_Testing#What_to_test.

We would love to hear from every language, and especially languages which use IMEs, like Japanese, Korean, Indic languages, Arabic and others. Thank you for your help.

Yours,

James Forrester (talk) 07:41، 22 ابريل 2015 (يو تى سى)

Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections 2015[تعديل]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson will continue during the voting. Nominations for the Board of Trustees will be accepted until 23:59 UTC May 5.

The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions on the committee being filled.

The FDC Ombudsperson receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 3 to 23:59 UTC May 10. Click here to vote. Questions and discussion with the candidates will continue during that time. Click here to ask the FDC candidates a question. Click here to ask the FDC Ombudsperson candidates a question. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 FDC election page, the 2015 FDC Ombudsperson election page, and the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 03:45, 4 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[تعديل]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Board will continue during the voting.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 17 to 23:59 UTC May 31. Click here to vote. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 17:20, 17 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[تعديل]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Galicia 20 - 20 Challenge[تعديل]

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Wikipedia:Galicia 20 - 20 Challenge is a public writing competition which will improve and translate this list of 20 really important articles into as many languages as possible. Everybody can help in any language to collaborate on writing and/or translating articles related to Galicia. To participate you just need to sign up here. Thank you very much.--Breogan2008 (مناقشه) 10:03، 9 يونيه 2015 (يو تى سى)

HTTPS[تعديل]

21:57، 19 يونيه 2015 (يو تى سى)

Content Translation beta-feature is now available[تعديل]

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How to use Content Translation - a short video (English)

Hello, Content Translation has now been enabled as an opt-in beta feature on the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia. To start translating:

  1. Please enable the Beta feature in your preferences by checking the box for Content Translation.
  2. Visit the page Special:ContentTranslation or to your contributions page to open the tool.
  3. Click on the button to create a new translation.
  4. In the displayed dialog select the language of the original article and the article name, and the language you would like to translate to. Also add the title of the new article (or the original title will be inserted) and click on to begin. Your language preferences will be remembered for the next time.
  5. You will see a screen consisting of three columns. The first column contains the text of the source language and the middle column is for the translated text. Using the third column you can perform several actions such as insert source text, remove the inserted text source text, add or remove links etc.
  6. After you translate the article, you can publish it directly as a new page on the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia by using the publish button that appears. In case the article gets created by another user while you were translating, you will see an option to save the newly published translation under your user namespace.
  7. The number of published pages can be seen on the Content Translation stats page.

Since this is the first time we have installed the tool on this Wikipedia, there are chances that there may be some problems or service disruptions which we are not yet aware of. We will be monitoring the usage to check for any failures or issues, but please do let us know on the Content Translation talk page or through Phabricator if you spot any problems. For more information, please read the information available in the User Guide. Our announcement is written only in English, and we would really appreciate if this message can be translated to reach more users of this Wikipedia. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's Language Engineering Team:--Runab WMF (مناقشه) 16:20، 24 يونيه 2015 (يو تى سى)

Please join the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon[تعديل]

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Hello!

I'm pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon.

It is a translation rally, focused on interface messages and help pages related to VisualEditor. In order to participate, you need to sign up on the Translathon page on TranslateWiki.

The top 3 contributors will each win a Wikipedia t-shirt of their choice from the Wikipedia store[1]. Translations made between July 15th and July 19th (CDT time zone) qualify[2].

If you are at Wikimania Mexico this year, you are also welcome to join a related sprint during the hackathon in Workplace 1 - Don Américo, Thursday 16 July at 4pm (CDT) at the conference venue, so you can meet other fellow translators and get support if you need some.

Interface messages have the priority. You will need to create an account at translatewiki.net in order to work on them, if you don't have one. It is recommended to create the account ASAP, so that it can be confirmed in time.

You can also help translate documentation pages about VisualEditor on mediawiki.org. You can use your Wikipedia account to work there.

You will find instructions, links and other details on the Translathon page.

Thanks for your attention, and happy translating!
Elitre (WMF) 20:59، 13 يوليه 2015 (يو تى سى)

  1. You can choose between any short-sleeve shirt, or other items for the same value.
  2. This means both new translations, and updates for messages in the "Outdated" tab of the translation interface.

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[تعديل]

The thumbnail of this gif is of really bad quality.
How a PNG thumb of this GIF would look like

There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)

This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 05:07، 24 يوليه 2015 (يو تى سى)

What does a Healthy Community look like to you?[تعديل]

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Hi,
The Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new learning campaign. The WMF wants to record community impressions about what makes a healthy online community. Share your views and/or create a drawing and take a chance to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Join the WMF as we begin a conversation about Community Health. Contribute a drawing or answer the questions on the campaign's page.

Why get involved?[تعديل]

The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn?
Share your views on this matter that affects us all!
We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.

More information[تعديل]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 23:42، 31 يوليه 2015 (يو تى سى)

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is coming[تعديل]

(Sorry for writing in English)

When using data from Wikidata on Wikipedia and other sister projects, there is currently a limitation in place that hinders some use cases: data can only be accessed from the corresponding item. So, for example, the Wikipedia article about Berlin can only get data from the Wikidata item about Berlin but not from the item about Germany. This had technical reasons. We are now removing this limitation. It is already done for many projects. Your project is one of the next ones. We will roll out this feature here on August 12.

We invite you to play around with this new feature if you are one of the people who have been waiting for this for a long time. If you have technical issues/questions with this you can come to d:Wikidata:Contact the development team.

A note of caution: Please be careful with how many items you use for a single page. If it is too many pages, loading might get slow. We will have to see how the feature behaves in production to see where we need to tweak and how.

How to use it, once it is enabled:

Cheers Lydia Pintscher MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 17:46، 3 اغسطس 2015 (يو تى سى)

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is here[تعديل]

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[تعديل]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants, to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project. Ways to participate:

Feedback is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), m:Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT (WMF) through MediaWiki message delivery. 23:46، 18 اغسطس 2015 (يو تى سى)

Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[تعديل]

Hi all,

We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.

Visit the public policy portal: https://policy.wikimedia.org/

Please help translate the statements on Meta Wiki. You can read more on the Wikimedia blog.

Thanks,

Yana and Stephen (Talk) 18:13، 2 سبتمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

(Sent with the Global message delivery system)

Reimagining WMF grants report[تعديل]

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 16:56، 28 سبتمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

ممكن حاجة يا جدعان...[تعديل]

هو ليه فيه علم مصر ع الويكي دي؟ شو علاقة دولة بلغة يا متعلمين يا بتوع المدارس؟

105.64.9.202 06:41، 3 نوفمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

عشان دي ويكيبيديا مصري باللهجة العامية المصرية.BiKaz (مناقشه) 04:55، 2 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

Community Wishlist Survey[تعديل]

Community Tech Team via MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 21:58، 9 نوفمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed[تعديل]

Hello! Wikimania 2016 scholarships will soon be open; by the end of the week we'll form the committee and we need your help, see Scholarship committee for details.

If you want to carefully review nearly a thousand applications in January, you might be a perfect committee member. Otherwise, you can volunteer as "ambassador": you will observe all the committee activities, ensure that people from your language or project manage to apply for a scholarship, translate scholarship applications written in your language to English and so on. Ambassadors are allowed to ask for a scholarship, unlike committee members.

Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 10:48، 10 نوفمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

Harassment consultation[تعديل]

Please help translate to your language

The Community Advocacy team the Wikimedia Foundation has opened a consultation on the topic of harassment on Meta. The consultation period is intended to run for one month from today, November 16, and end on December 17. Please share your thoughts there on harassment-related issues facing our communities and potential solutions. (Note: this consultation is not intended to evaluate specific cases of harassment, but rather to discuss the problem of harassment itself.)

Regards, Community Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign[تعديل]

This is a message regarding the proposed 2015 Free Bassel banner. Translations are available.

Hi everyone,

This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.

As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.

We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.

Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.

(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)

Thank you for your participation!

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Community Wishlist Survey[تعديل]

MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 14:38، 1 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

مسح الفايلات اللى مش مستعمله و من غير ترخيص او مصدر[تعديل]

@Ghaly and M777: صباح الخير؛ انا باقترح مسح الفايلات اللى مش مستعمله و فى نفس الوقت مالهاش ترخيص و/او مصدر؛ و عدد الفايلات دى حوالى 200 فايل؛ الفايلات دى بتتمسح فى ويكيبيديا انجليزى تحت البند en:WP:F4؛ بما ان الفايلات دى مش مستخدمه فى اى مقاله فمسحها مش حياثر على المقالات الموجوده فى اى حاجه. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 12:08، 5 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

    • مافيش مشكله ف مسح الفايلات اللى مش مستعمله و فى نفس الوقت مالهاش ترخيص و/او مصدر. --Ghaly (مناقشه) 21:36، 5 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)
@Ghaly: شكرا استاذ غالى. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 12:06، 6 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

رفع بلوك الايبيهات اللى ممنوعه منع دايم[تعديل]

@Ghaly and M777: صباح الخير؛ انا باقترح رفع بلوك الايبيهات اللى ممنوعه منع دايم او لفترات طويله (اكتر من 6 شهور؛ حوالى الف ايبى) فى ويكيبيديا مصرى لان عناوين الايبى عاده بتكون dynamic يعنى اللى بيستخدم الايبى بيتغير كل فتره قصيره؛ و الاستمرار فى منع الايبيهات دى لفتره طويله بيحرم عدد كبير من اليوزرز من المساهمه فى ويكيبيديا؛ الكلام ده مكتوب بالتفصيل فى صفحه المنع بتاعه ويكيبيديا انجليزى

However, IP addresses should almost never be indefinitely blocked. Many IP addresses are dynamically assigned and change frequently from one person to the next, and even static IP addresses are periodically re-assigned or have different users. In cases of long-term vandalism from an IP address, consider blocks over a period of months or years instead. Long-term blocks should never be used for isolated incidents, regardless of the nature of their policy violation. IP addresses used by blatant vandals, sockpuppets and people issuing legal threats should never be blocked for long periods unless there is evidence that the IP address has been used by the same user for a long time.

و عموما الويكيات الصغيره متراقبه من الستيواردات و اعضاء m:SWMT، و لو فيه مخرب اتجاوز كل ده فانا و ام777 بتابع الاعمال الاداريه فى ويكيبيديا مصرى و جاهزين علشان نمنعه. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 12:20، 5 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)


    • مافيش مشكله ف رفع بلوك الايبيهات اللى ممنوعه منع دايم او لفترات طويله. --Ghaly (مناقشه) 21:32، 5 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)
@Ghaly: شكرا استاذ غالى. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 12:06، 6 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

Get involved in Wikipedia 15![تعديل]

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

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As many of you know, January 15 is Wikipedia’s 15th Birthday!

People around the world are getting involved in the celebration and have started adding their events on Meta Page. While we are celebrating Wikipedia's birthday, we hope that all projects and affiliates will be able to utilize this celebration to raise awareness of our community's efforts.

Haven’t started planning? Don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved. Here are some ideas:

Everything is linked on the Wikipedia 15 Meta page. You’ll find a set of ten data visualization works that you can show at your events, and a list of all the Wikipedia 15 logos that community members have already designed.

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary McCune or Joe Sutherland.

Thanks and Happy nearly Wikipedia 15!
-The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery, 20:59، 18 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى) • Please help translate to your languageمساعده

تخفيف حمايه المقالات و الصفحات اللي مش مهمه اللي محميه حمايه كامله[تعديل]

@Ghaly and M777: صباح االخير؛ انا بقترح تخفيف حمايه المقالات و الصفحات اللى مش مهمه اللى محميه حمايه كامله لمده دايم او لفتره طويله (اكتر من شهر)؛ عدد الصفحات دى حوالى 200 صفحه؛ ويكيبيديا ويب سايت مفتوح للكل و المفروض اننا مانمنعش اليوزرز انهم يعدلوا المقالات لفتره طويله؛ بصوا مثلا على اللى مكتوب فى en:Wikipedia:Protection policy#Vandalism:

Pre-emptive full protection of articles is contrary to the open nature of Wikipedia.

و عموما الويكيات الصغيره متراقبه من الستيواردات و اعضاء m:SWMT، و لو فيه مخرب اتجاوز كل ده فانا و M777 بنتابع الاعمال الاداريه فى ويكيبيديا مصرى و جاهزين علشان نمنعه. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 10:59، 26 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)

    • Some important pages have been subject to vandalism many times and they need to remain protected as in many other wikis . There are other pages that can have their protection reduced. --Ghaly (مناقشه) 15:10، 31 ديسمبر 2015 (يو تى سى)
@Ghaly: طيب بص مؤقتا انا حاخفف حمايه المقالات اللى فيها الشروط دى:
  1. محميه حمايه كامله
  2. فى النطاق الرئيسى
  3. محميه لمده دايم (عددهم 34 مقاله)
من حمايه كامله لحمايه جزئيه لفتره دايم، وحنشوف المقالات دى حيتم تخريبها و لا لأ. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 09:18، 1 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)
استاذ غالى؛ لو حصلت مشاكل فى المقالات دى انا ممكن احميها تانى. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 09:29، 1 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

Yes check.svg حصل --Meno25 (مناقشه) 06:36، 8 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

ام كلثوم[تعديل]

ياريت يتم اضافة النوتة الموسيقية لكل اغنية من اغاني السيدة ام كلثوم. هذا يزيد من اهمية هذة الصفحة — التعليق اللى مش ممضى ده كتبه AwadHammouda (مناقشهتعديلات)

قالب:يوزر يعارض ويكى مصرى[تعديل]

القالب ده هو هجوم على مشروع من مشروعات مؤسسه ويكيميديا اللى هو ويكيبيديا مصرى، ووجود القالب ده مش منطقى، لو فيه حد بيعارض ويكيبيديا مصرى فممكن يروح يساهم فى ويكى تانى؛ بأقترح مسح القالب. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 01:53، 4 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

@Meno25: أنا معاك مينو، وين المشكل في وجود ويكيبيديا مصرية، اي يوزر ادا ما بدو يساهم هنا، بسيطة يرور لويكي تانيه، لازم يتمسح القالب ده.Jnaga (مناقشه) 02:18، 4 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

Yes check.svg حصل--M777 19:06، 7 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

Wikimania 2016 Scholarships - Deadline soon![تعديل]

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A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by January 9th. To apply, visit the page below:

Patrick Earley (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 01:50، 5 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

2016 WMF Strategy consultation[تعديل]

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Hello, all.

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has launched a consultation to help create and prioritize WMF strategy beginning July 2016 and for the 12 to 24 months thereafter. This consultation will be open, on Meta, from 18 January to 26 February, after which the Foundation will also use these ideas to help inform its Annual Plan. (More on our timeline can be found on that Meta page.)

Your input is welcome (and greatly desired) at the Meta discussion, 2016 Strategy/Community consultation.

Apologies for English, where this is posted on a non-English project. We thought it was more important to get the consultation translated as much as possible, and good headway has been made there in some languages. There is still much to do, however! We created m:2016 Strategy/Translations to try to help coordinate what needs translation and what progress is being made. :)

If you have questions, please reach out to me on my talk page or on the strategy consultation's talk page or by email to mdennis@wikimedia.org.

I hope you'll join us! Maggie Dennis via MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 19:06، 18 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

Egyptian is missing[تعديل]

Egyptian is missing from this page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/There_is_also_a_Wikipedia_in_your_language
Thank you, Varlaam (مناقشه) 16:43، 21 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

@Varlaam: Yes check.svg done. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 06:27، 22 يناير 2016 (يو تى سى)

The visual editor is coming to this wiki[تعديل]

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Hello. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. شكرا لك!

Hi everybody,

My name is Erica, and I am a Community Liaison at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm here to let you know that the visual editor is coming to editors at this Wikipedia soon. It allows people to edit Wikipedia articles as if they were using word processing software.

You don't have to wait until the deployment to test it; you can test the visual editor right now. To turn it on, select "تجريبى" in your preferences. Choose "المحرر المرئي" and click save. When it is enabled, you will press the "تعديل" button to edit an article in the new software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press "مصدر التعديل".

After the deployment, everyone will automatically have the option to use either the visual editor or the current wikitext editor. For more information about how to use the visual editor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.

More information about preparing for the visual editor is posted here.

Thank you, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 18:29، 5 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)

سؤال عن لينكات المقالات باللغات التانيه[تعديل]

اللغات اللى على الجنب راحت فين؟ انا دورت ولقيت مشروع ويكى داتا https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikidata بس موش فاهم اوى ممكن حد من السيسوب او الادمن يفهمنى, انا كنت واخد على الطريقه القديمه اللى بتضيف وصلات اللغات التانيه فى نفس المقاله بس مكتوب فى الويكى داتا ان استخدام الطريقه الجديده هوا الاصح. ميشيل (مناقشه) 15:43، 6 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)

@WikiMichel: ازيك يا ميشيل، عاوزك توضح لى سؤالك لانى من المغرب وقفشت منك شويه بس، ايه الصفحة اللى عايز تعملها وصلة اللغات؟؟ --Jnaga(نقاشي) 01:54، 8 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)

@Jnaga: انا الحمدالله, الصفحات اللى قصدى عليها: المتحف اليونانى الرومانى و متحف اسكندريه القومى وكمان انا لقيت رأفت ترجم بتاعة المتحف القومى قبل كده بس ترجمة حرفيه وبكده هى موش بالمصرى وانا عايز ادمجهم فى مقاله واحدة بس موش عارف ازاى.

شكرا لمساعدتك و تشرفنا ميشيل (مناقشه) 00:40، 9 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)

ترشيح El Gaafary سيسوب[تعديل]

@Ghaly, M777, and Raafat: صباح الخير يا جماعه؛ انا باقترح ترشيح @El Gaafary: سيسوب، و ده لانو يوزر نشيط جدا و بيساهم فى ويكيبيديا مصرى من فتره طويله (5 سنين)؛ ايه رأيكو؟ --Meno25 (مناقشه) 06:03، 19 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)

صباح النور يا باشمهندس، هو الجعفرى نشيط ومساهم من زمان مفيش حد ينكر مجهوده، بس انا الصراحه شايفه بيفرض اراءه ومعتقداته الشخصيه فى الموسوعه هنا ومش بيستجيب لاى ملحوظات او تنبيهات من المستخدمين التانيين، زى مثلا موضوع تصنيف عاهرات وممثلات عريانه اللى لسه مصمم يضيفهم لصفحات الممثلات رغم انه اتنبه عليه قبل كده من samsam، ده بيبين اد ايه ممكن يعمل مشاكل لو خد صلاحيات سيسوب. بس على العموم هو مستخدم ممتاز مفيش شك--M777 14:10، 22 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)

صور وحشة[تعديل]

الصور دي مالهاش لا مصدر ولا ترخيص ومش ممكن تتنقل لكومنز، لو سمحتو امسحوها --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (مناقشه) 16:36، 21 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2: الصور دى مستعمله فى مقالات؛ لو سمحت شيلها من المقالات اللى مستعمله فيها و حط بديل ليها و بعد كده رشحها للمسح. --Meno25 (مناقشه) 16:50، 27 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)
@Meno25: الصور اللي ف الجزء دة مالهاش بدايل ف كومنز، والأحسن إنها تتمسح ببوت زي دة، ممكن بتعمل زيه هنا --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (مناقشه) 11:41، 28 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)

Reminder: the visual editor is coming to this wiki soon[تعديل]

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Hello again. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. شكرا لك!

This is a reminder that the visual editor is coming to all editors at this Wikipedia soon. As of this writing, the team is not aware of any issues specific to this language that should prevent the new software to be deployed here; therefore, please do let us know if you find any problems instead. You can report issues in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org. There is a short guide at mediawiki.org that you can follow (as if it was a "checklist") to learn about the community work necessary to adapt the visual editor, and its referencing system in particular, to your community's needs.

If you can translate from English into this wiki's language, or know anyone who can, please follow the links below, as this language still has 0% progress in translations (0% or slightly above, for interface messages). You'll help your community get the best possible experience when it comes to interface messages and documentation related to the visual editor. After you click on any links, your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. Once you've selected it, you'll see the document in English side by side with any translation work already done in your language. You can add new translations or modify existing ones. The interface is hosted at https://translatewiki.net; you'll need an account if you never translated there before. The user guide lives at Mediawiki.org, for which you can use your regular Wikipedia account. You're welcome to contact me personally whenever you need help.

Thank you for your cooperation, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 16:34، 26 فبراير 2016 (يو تى سى)


سؤال محيرني بخصوص عمل صفحات عن اشخاص[تعديل]

معلش يا سادة اذا كانت الصفحة دي هي المكان الغلط للسؤال بس انا حاولت ابحث عن مكان مناسب اكتر للسؤال اللي في بالي ووصلت هنا. السؤال هو: هل مسموح عمل صفحة او كتابة مقالة على الويكي دي عن اي شخص ولا في معايير معينة لازم الشخص موضوع المقالة يستوفيها قبل كتابة مقالة عنه؟--Dunkelgrotte (مناقشه) 14:56، 18 مارس 2016 (يو تى سى)

Server switch 2016[تعديل]

The Wikimedia Foundation will be testing its newest data center in Dallas. This will make sure Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia wikis can stay online even after a disaster. To make sure everything is working, the Wikimedia Technology department needs to conduct a planned test. This test will show whether they can reliably switch from one data center to the other. It requires many teams to prepare for the test and to be available to fix any unexpected problems.

They will switch all traffic to the new data center on Tuesday, 19 April.
On Thursday, 21 April, they will switch back to the primary data center.

Unfortunately, because of some limitations in MediaWiki, all editing must stop during those two switches. We apologize for this disruption, and we are working to minimize it in the future.

You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis for a short period of time.

  • You will not be able to edit for approximately 15 to 30 minutes on Tuesday, 19 April and Thursday, 21 April, starting at 14:00 UTC (15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST, 10:00 EDT, 07:00 PDT).

If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit. But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.

Other effects:

  • Background jobs will be slower and some may be dropped.

Red links might not be updated as quickly as normal. If you create an article that is already linked somewhere else, the link will stay red longer than usual. Some long-running scripts will have to be stopped.

  • There will be a code freeze for the week of 18 April.

No non-essential code deployments will take place.

This test was originally planned to take place on March 22. April 19th and 21st are the new dates. You can read the schedule at wikitech.wikimedia.org. They will post any changes on that schedule. There will be more notifications about this. Please share this information with your community. /User:Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:07، 17 ابريل 2016 (يو تى سى)

Wikipedia to the Moon[تعديل]

Hello! Sorry that this is in English only, but we are using village pump messaging in order to reach as many language communities as possible. Wrong page? Please fix it here.

This is an invitation to all Wikipedians: Wikimedia Deutschland has been given data space to include Wikipedia content in an upcoming mission to the Moon. (No joke!) We have launched a community discussion about how to do that, because we feel that this is for the global community of editors. Please, join the discussion on Meta-Wiki (and translate this invitation to your language community)! Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 15:35، 21 ابريل 2016 (يو تى سى)

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[تعديل]

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Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc. ) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Samsam22 (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, --MarcoAurelio (مناقشه) 08:48، 18 مايو 2016 (يو تى سى)

ويكيبيديا:محريرين/مراجعين ... الخ[تعديل]

مش ممكن يكون في ويكيبيديا مصري زي ويكيبيديا عربي محريرين ومراجعين وزي كده علشان تبقا زي ويكيبيديا عربي--مصطفى حماده (مناقشه) 05:11، 21 مايو 2016 (يو تى سى)مصطفى حماده

ممكن إداري[تعديل]

أنا جديد هنا، عايز أكلم أي إداري هنا علشان أستفسر منه على شوية حاجات كده--حوحو304 (مناقشه) 04:06، 23 مايو 2016 (يو تى سى)حوحو304 يا سادة ويكيبيديا مصري لسه مكتملش بشكل نهائي محتاج مساعدة من أي إداري هنا علشان نهيأ الويكي ده

ارجو ان تاخذوا ما كتبت على صفحتي ازيكم بعين الاعتبار

Wikipedia to the Moon: voting has begun[تعديل]

Hello, after six weeks of community discussion about Wikipedia to the Moon, there are now 10 different proposals for content for the mission. Starting today, you can vote for them on Meta-Wiki, and decide what we will work on: a Wikipedia canon, different lists, the Moon in 300 languages, an astronomy editathon, featured articles, articles about technology, endangered things, or DNA-related topics. You can even vote against community involvement. Voting is open until 24 June. Sorry that this message is again in English only, but we are using village pumps to reach as many communities as possible, so that everyone knows they can vote. Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 15:31، 10 يونيه 2016 (يو تى سى)

Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[تعديل]

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Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki which you may seen already in the Tech News. Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). This will be enabled as a feature in the soon for all users, which can be turned on or off using a preference setting. We look forward to your feedback and please do let us know if you have any questions. Details about Compact Language Links can be read in the project documentation.

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. The main announcement can also be translated on this page. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-13:06، 29 يونيه 2016 (يو تى سى)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[تعديل]

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Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.

From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages

The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-03:05، 1 يوليه 2016 (يو تى سى)

Wikipedia to the Moon: invitation to edit[تعديل]

Three weeks ago, you were invited to vote on how to take Wikipedia articles to the Moon. Community voting is over and the winning idea is to send all ‘’featured articles and lists’’ to the Moon. This decision means that, starting today, Wikipedians from all language communities are warmly invited to intensively work on their best articles and lists, and submit them to Wikipedia to the Moon. The central site to coordinate between communities will be Meta-Wiki. You will find an overview and more information there. Hopefully, we will be able to represent as many languages as possible, to show Wikipedia’s diversity. Please feel kindly invited to edit on behalf of your community and tell us about your work on featured content!

Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 14:10، 1 يوليه 2016 (يو تى سى)

The visual editor will be enabled on this wiki in some days[تعديل]

Hello again. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. شكرا لك!

As per previous announcements in the past months, the visual editor (المحرر المرئي) will be enabled at this Wikipedia in some days. It allows people to edit articles as if they were using a typical word processor. Here's a quick explanation of what is going to happen: you can find a more detailed one, with pictures, at mediawiki.org.

Side by side screenshots, showing the visual appearance of both editing systems
What's changing?
In the new system, you get a single edit tab which follows your preferences, and that therefore will launch the wikitext editor or the visual editor depending on which one you opened the last (تذكر آخر محرر عدلت به).
This applies to everyone who edited recently, including anonymous users.
How do I switch to the other editor then?
Buttons on the toolbars of both editors were added months ago so that you can switch from one to the other every time you want to, without losing your changes and without having to save first.
The button, located on the right side of the toolbar, looks like square brackets ([[ ]]) in the visual editor, and like a pencil (Edit icon.svg) in the wikitext editor.
Are there other options available?
Yes. You can choose whether you want:
  • أظهر المحرر المرئي كلما أمكن (if you temporarily switch to the wikitext editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it; also, it only applies to namespaces where the visual editor is available).
  • أعطني محرر المصدر دائمًا (if you temporarily switch to the visual editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it)
  • أظهر تبويبي المحررين (a system in place at multiple wikis since 2013. You are familiar with this option if you have been using the visual editor here.)
    • Please note: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
How do I set my preference?
  • If you want to try or to stay in the new system: you don't need to do anything.
  • If you had explicitly disabled the visual editor in the past and want to keep it disabled: you don't need to do anything.
  • All the registered users have a dropdown menu in the Editing tab of their Preferences (تعديل --> وضع التحرير:), where they can choose from. This only needs to be done once. Don't forget to save ;)
    • Users with the visual editor disabled need to re-enable it if they're interested in accessing that menu!
  • People who use the visual editor regularly will see a pop-up (only once after the single edit tab system is introduced), and they can choose their favorite setting there. Of course, they can change their mind at any time just like the others, and pick a different setting from their Preferences.
    • Anonymous users who have used the visual editor recently will also be able to choose which editor they want to edit with.
    • Reminder: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
Final remarks
  • Please spread the word about this major change in any way that you deem appropriate for this community. Please note it will affect all the registered users at first, and after one week or so it will reach logged-out contributors as well if no major technical issues have arisen.
  • Please do let us know about any anomalies you think you're experiencing, and do post any other feedback here. I'd like to thank everyone who will walk an extra mile to make the transition easier for this community, and whoever will help me processing feedback in your language.
  • You can learn more about optimizing the visual editor experience here by reading a guide on mediawiki.org, which was recently rewritten.

Thank you! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:48، 3 اغسطس 2016 (يو تى سى)

Save/Publish[تعديل]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:03، 9 اغسطس 2016 (يو تى سى)

The visual editor is now active here[تعديل]

Hello again. This message is only available in English at this time: Please help translate to your language. شكرا لك!

As some of you have noticed, this Wikipedia now has the visual editor (المحرر المرئي) enabled for all registered users. The rollout to logged-out users will likely happen in a week or so.

For an explanation of how the editing system now works and how to choose/go back to your favorite setting, please see my previous announcement above. If you wish to change your editing system preferences now, this can be done from this link to your Preferences --> تعديل --> وضع التحرير:.

All edits using the visual editor will be tagged with "تحرير مرئي" in recent changes, watchlists, and page histories. To access the User Guide for the visual editor, click on the "(?)" icon in its toolbar.

Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues directly in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback; by all means, feel free to also ping or contact me directly if you prefer. In case of emergency (like an unexpected bug causing widespread problems), please contact James Forrester, the product manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org or on IRC in the #mediawiki-visualeditor channel.

Happy editing! Respectfully, Elitre (WMF) 15:25، 10 اغسطس 2016 (يو تى سى)

PS: Are you seeing interface messages that are not in this wiki's language? Please fix this by providing translations here. Translations may be also provided for the user guide. Please contact me if you want guidance in contributing translations!

Just a heads-up that rollout of the visual editor on this wiki is complete, as it is also available to logged-out editors now. Please refer to my previous messages for details. You can read the "checklist" that is being written to help communities like yours in their process of adapting the visual editor to their customs and needs. Best, Elitre (WMF) 16:18، 17 اغسطس 2016 (يو تى سى)

RevisionSlider[تعديل]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:56، 12 سبتمبر 2016 (يو تى سى)

Creative Commons 4.0[تعديل]

Hello! I'm writing from the Wikimedia Foundation to invite you to give your feedback on a proposed move from CC BY-SA 3.0 to a CC BY-SA 4.0 license across all Wikimedia projects. The consultation will run from October 5 to November 8, and we hope to receive a wide range of viewpoints and opinions. Please, if you are interested, take part in the discussion on Meta-Wiki.

Apologies that this message is only in English. This message can be read and translated in more languages here. Joe Sutherland (talk) 01:35، 6 اكتوبر 2016 (يو تى سى)

The Wikimedia Developer Summit wants you[تعديل]

The Wikimedia Developer Summit is the annual meeting to push the evolution of MediaWiki and other technologies supporting the Wikimedia movement. The next edition will be held in San Francisco on January 9–11, 2017.

We welcome all Wikimedia technical contributors, third party developers, and users of MediaWiki and the Wikimedia APIs. We specifically want to increase the participation of volunteer developers and other contributors dealing with extensions, apps, tools, bots, gadgets, and templates.

Important deadlines:

  • Monday, October 24: last day to request travel sponsorship. Applying takes less than five minutes.
  • Monday, October 31: last day to propose an activity. Bring the topics you care about!

More information: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_Summit

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MKramer (WMF) (talk) 19:07، 14 اكتوبر 2016 (يو تى سى)

Editing news n.3-2016[تعديل]

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VisualEditor
Did you know?
Did you know that you can easily re-arrange columns and rows in the visual editor?
Screenshot showing a dropdown menu with options for editing the table structure


Select a cell in the column or row that you want to move. Click the arrow at the start of that row or column to open the dropdown menu (shown). Choose either "Move before" or "Move after" to move the column, or "Move above" or "Move below" to move the row.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has mainly worked on a new wikitext editor. They have also released some small features and the new map editing tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. You can find links to the list of work finished each week at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, releasing the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving language support.

Recent changes[تعديل]

  • You can now set text as small or big.[3]
  • Invisible templates have been shown as a puzzle icon. Now, the name of the invisible template is displayed next to the puzzle icon.[4] A similar feature will display the first part of hidden HTML comments.[5]
  • Categories are displayed at the bottom of each page. If you click on the categories, the dialog for editing categories will open.[6]
  • At many wikis, you can now add maps to pages. Go to the Insert menu and choose the "Maps" item. The Discovery department is adding more features to this area, like geoshapes. You can read more at mediawiki.org.[7]
  • The "Save" button now says "Save page" when you create a page, and "Save changes" when you change an existing page.[8] In the future, the "سييڤ الصفحه" button will say "نشر الصفحة". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.
  • Image galleries now use a visual mode for editing. You can see thumbnails of the images, add new files, remove unwanted images, rearrange the images by dragging and dropping, and add captions for each image. Use the "Options" tab to set the gallery's display mode, image sizes, and add a title for the gallery.[9]

Future changes[تعديل]

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining 10 "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next month. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including Thai, Burmese and Aramaic.

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. The 2017 wikitext editor will look like the visual editor and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices in October 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

Let's work together[تعديل]

  • If you aren't reading this in your preferred language, then please help us with translations! Subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact us directly, so that we can notify you when the next issue is ready. شكرا لك!

—Elitre (WMF) 20:37، 17 اكتوبر 2016 (يو تى سى)

Password reset[تعديل]

I apologise that this message is in English. ⧼Centralnotice-shared-help-translate⧽

We are having a problem with attackers taking over wiki accounts with privileged user rights (for example, admins, bureaucrats, oversighters, checkusers). It appears that this may be because of weak or reused passwords.

Community members are working along with members of multiple teams at the Wikimedia Foundation to address this issue.

In the meantime, we ask that everyone takes a look at the passwords they have chosen for their wiki accounts. If you know that you've chosen a weak password, or if you've chosen a password that you are using somewhere else, please change those passwords.

Select strong passwords – eight or more characters long, and containing letters, numbers, and punctuation. Joe Sutherland (مناقشه) / MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 23:59، 13 نوفمبر 2016 (يو تى سى)

Adding to the above section (Password reset)[تعديل]

Please accept my apologies - that first line should read "Help with translations!". Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) / MediaWiki message delivery (مناقشه) 00:11، 14 نوفمبر 2016 (يو تى سى)

Help test offline Wikipedia[تعديل]

Hello! The Reading team at the Foundation is looking to support readers who want to take articles offline to read and share later on their phones - a use case we learned about from deep research earlier this year. We’ve built a few prototypes and are looking for people who would be interested in testing them. If you’d like to learn more and give us feedback, check out the page on Meta! Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) 20:08، 29 نوفمبر 2016 (يو تى سى)