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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 2021Eedit

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 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!

Subscribe to the This Month in Education newsletter - learn from others and share your storiesEedit

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.

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Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 7Eedit

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 7, July-September 2022Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the 7th issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News! The newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the implementation of Wikimedia's Movement Strategy recommendations, other relevant topics regarding Movement governance, as well as different projects and activities supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The MSG Newsletter is delivered quarterly, while the more frequent Movement Strategy Weekly will be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Movement sustainability: Wikimedia Foundation's annual sustainability report has been published. (continue reading)
  • Improving user experience: recent improvements on the desktop interface for Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Safety and inclusion: updates on the revision process of the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines. (continue reading)
  • Equity in decisionmaking: reports from Hubs pilots conversations, recent progress from the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, and a new white paper for futures of participation in the Wikimedia movement. (continue reading)
  • Stakeholders coordination: launch of a helpdesk for Affiliates and volunteer communities working on content partnership. (continue reading)
  • Leadership development: updates on leadership projects by Wikimedia movement organizers in Brazil and Cape Verde. (continue reading)
  • Internal knowledge management: launch of a new portal for technical documentation and community resources. (continue reading)
  • Innovate in free knowledge: high-quality audiovisual resources for scientific experiments and a new toolkit to record oral transcripts. (continue reading)
  • Evaluate, iterate, and adapt: results from the Equity Landscape project pilot (continue reading)
  • Other news and updates: a new forum to discuss Movement Strategy implementation, upcoming Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, a new podcast to discuss Movement Strategy, and change of personnel for the Foundation's Movement Strategy and Governance team. (continue reading)

Thank you for reading! RamzyM (WMF) 01:37, 18 Julie 2022 (UTC)

Let's talk about the Desktop ImprovementsEedit

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 26 July 2022 at 12:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 5304280674. Dial by your location.

Read more. See you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 16:19, 25 Julie 2022 (UTC)

Dialect Templates?Eedit

Suhin a fun whan grabbin stuff fae Inglis airticles fur tae pit ower fur the Scots Wiki, is thit a lot o Inglis airticles hiv a template sic as {{Use British English}} (Sic as in en:London) an {{Use Australian English}} (Sic as in en:Canberra).

Am hinkin hivin suhin like this fur the Scots Wiki wad be really beneficial, cause we aye see debates on whit byleid sud be uised an whit wirds ur valid an whit urnae. A hink hivin these templates fur airticles aboot places an events whaur uisin wan dialect ower anither wad be appropriate.

Fur exemple, Lerook coud hae {{Uise Shetland Scots}}, or Rab C. Nesbitt coud hae {{Uise Glesga Scots}}.

Whit dae yese hink?

-Cobra! (tauk) 13:17, 26 Julie 2022 (UTC)

(in Inglis) would strongly support this! Dialectical diversity is one of Scots' strengths, would be great if we could support it here. Lirazelf (tauk) 14:38, 26 Julie 2022 (UTC)
A thocht this wis the Scots Language Wikipedie? Is Scots no a language in its ain richt onymair? Writing dialect based on the soond-tae-letter-correspondences o Staundart English isna hou languages in thair ain richt wirks. Writin like that wad juist mak it a 'Scottish' dialects o English Wikipedie. Whit if the body that's an expert on Sheltland geology isna fae shetland? Maun he write phonetic Shetland dialect e'en whan he disna ken hou? Whit's wrang wi the 'traditional' pan-dialect spellins that's gien a mention in Writin Scots? Jimmy~scowiki (tauk) 17:16, 31 Julie 2022 (UTC)

Announcing the six candidates for the 2022 Board of Trustees electionEedit

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Hi everyone,

The Affiliate voting process has concluded. Representatives from each Affiliate organization learned about the candidates by reading candidates’ statements, reviewing candidates’ answers to questions, and considering the candidates’ ratings provided by the Analysis Committee. The selected 2022 Board of Trustees candidates are:

You may see more information about the Results and Statistics of this Board election.

Please take a moment to appreciate the Affiliate Representatives and Analysis Committee members for taking part in this process and helping to grow the Board of Trustees in capacity and diversity. These hours of volunteer work connect us across understanding and perspective. Thank you for your participation.

Thank you to the community members who put themselves forward as candidates for the Board of Trustees. Considering joining the Board of Trustees is no small decision. The time and dedication candidates have shown to this point speaks to their commitment to this movement. Congratulations to those candidates who have been selected. A great amount of appreciation and gratitude for those candidates not selected. Please continue to share your leadership with Wikimedia.

Thank you to those who followed the Affiliate process for this Board election. You may review the results of the Affiliate selection process.

The next part of the Board election process is the community voting period. You may view the Board election timeline here. To prepare for the community voting period, there are several things community members can engage with in the following ways:


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Vote for Election Compass StatementsEedit

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Volunteers in the 2022 Board of Trustees election are invited to vote for statements to use in the Election Compass. You can vote for the statements you would like to see included in the Election Compass on Meta-wiki.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/disagree/neutral). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Volunteers propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August


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