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Cleanup on WikidataEedit

(in Inglis) Now that we're into the mass-deletion stage, I've been working on cleaning up Wikidata labels (~item titles) in Scots, which was one of the concerns raised during the meta RFC. Because Wikidata items automatically take their titles from the Scots Wikipedia pages, there's a risk that bad article titles from here (scotched English, strange spellings, etc) will persist on Wikidata, make their way into translation projects, etc.

I've so far cleaned up and checked the Scots labels for about 4000 of the items deleted by MJL in Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Proposal 2, batches A & B - these are the easy ones, eg people's names. About 500 are places in Scotland and I'll sort them out manually using the Gazetteer to make sure they're correct. There are about ~6500 left. My feeling is that since we're deleting all the articles as potentially bad Scots, we should probably remove the Scots labels as well. I suggested this in the meta discussion and didn't have any objections, but wanted to flag it up here as well in case of concerns. If not I'll go ahead and remove the rest of the labels in the next few days. Andrew Gray (tauk) 19:29, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

(en) I've been doing this (manually) as best I can when deleting/moving pages. Either correcting or if there is any doubt removing it. I don't know enough about how all of Wikidata works, but I see no problem with your suggestion to clean it up. soothrhins (tauk) 20:56, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

(in Inglis) Happy to point folks in the direction of some wikidata training materials, if that would help? Or could run an intro-to-Wikidata session on Zoom, if folks were interested? I'm also advised that translating key properties (there's about 3000 key ones) is quite helpful for a language. Sara Thomas (WMUK) (tauk) 11:41, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Update a month later: every item deleted since 6th October has had the label blanked (and most of the ones deleted since 1 October as well). I'll re-run this script periodically to catch the next wave of mass deletions. Next up - resynchronising names to take account of page moves. Andrew Gray (tauk) 14:47, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2Eedit

22:10, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

(in Inglis) What does your wiki need in the next 10 years? 2030 Celtic Knot discussionEedit

Hey folks. We'd really like input on this conversation!

Join Wikimedia UK in November for a Celtic Knot-focused community discussion on the next ten years of our movement.

We'll run a 2 hr online meeting for editors and community organisers working on Celtic Knot languages within the UK (e.g. Welsh, Scots, Cornish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish) to discuss priorities and wishes we have about the future of these communities. Is improving user experience a priority? How about better safety and inclusion? Or developing community leaders within your wiki? Let's discuss what's most important for your community to thrive.

You don't need to be a top contributor - experiences of challenges within your wiki, or a desire to help your community, is enough! Hope to see you there. Register by filling in this form and we'll follow up with joining info a few days in advance. Thanks! Sara Thomas (WMUK) (tauk) 13:48, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Eedit

The 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is now open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year. We encourage everyone to submit proposals until the deadline on 30 November, or comment on other proposals to help make them better. The communities will vote on the proposals between 8 Dizember and 21 Dizember.

The Community Tech team is focused on tools for experienced Wikimedia editors. You can write proposals in any language, and we will translate them for you. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals!

SGrabarczuk (WMF) 05:52, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Global bot policy proposal: invitation to a Meta discussionEedit

Request for bot approval: InternetArchiveBotEedit

(Inglis) Hello everyone. Recently I have configured InternetArchiveBot so that it can run on Scots Wikipedia, and I would like to request approval to run it here. It is approved to run on over 40 Wikimedia wikis to replace dead links on articles to archives in the Wayback Machine. The bot would run continuously and make approximately 60 edits per minute. Admins can also adjust the settings and translate bot messages on this configuration page. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Harej (tauk) 23:47, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and WatchlistEedit

(in Inglis) Scots Language Centre survey - language support for Wiki editorsEedit

Afternoon all, the Scots Language Centre have put up a survey, they're looking to gain info on what language support folks here might appreciate in terms of helping to contribute to the Wiki. Would appreciate your feedback! survey can be found here. Sara Thomas (WMUK) (tauk) 13:47, 2 Dizember 2020 (UTC)