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Voting in the Wikimedia sound logo contest has started. From December 6 to 19, 2022, please play a part and help chose the sound that will identify Wikimedia content on audio devices. Learn more on Diff.

The sound logo team is grateful to everyone who participated in this global contest. We received 3,235 submissions from 2,094 participants in 135 countries. We are incredibly grateful to the team of volunteer screeners and the selection committee who, among others, helped bring us to where we are today. It is now up to Wikimedia to choose the Sound Of All Human Knowledge.

Best wishes, Arupako-WMF (tauk) 15:53, 17 December 2022 (UTC)

Feminism and Folklore 2023Eedit

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Dear Wiki Community,

Christmas Greetings and a Happy New Year 2023,

You are humbly invited to organize the Feminism and Folklore 2023 writing competition from February 1, 2023, to March 31, 2023 on your local Wikipedia. This year, Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's issues, and gender-focused topics for the project, with a Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus and a folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help Wikipedia's coverage of folklore from your area by writing or improving articles about things like folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer folklore figures, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales, and more. Users can help create new articles, expand or translate from a list of suggested articles.

Organisers are requested to work on the following action items to sign up their communities for the project:

  1. Create a page for the contest on the local wiki.
  2. Set up a fountain tool or dashboard.
  3. Create the local list and mention the timeline and local and international prizes.
  4. Request local admins for site notice.
  5. Link the local page and the fountain/dashboard link on the meta project page.

This year we would be supporting the community's financial aid for Internet and childcare support. This would be provided for the local team including their jury and coordinator team. This support is opt-in and non mandatory. Kindly fill in this Google form and mark a mail to with the subject line starting as [Stipend] Name or Username/Language. The last date to sign up for internet and childcare aid from our team is 20th of January 2023, We encourage the language coordinators to sign up their community on this link by the 25th of January 2023.

Learn more about the contest and prizes on our project page. Feel free to contact us on our meta talk page or by email us if you need any assistance.

We look forward to your immense coordination.

Thank you and Best wishes,

Feminism and Folklore 2023 International Team

Stay connected     

--MediaWiki message delivery (tauk) 10:24, 24 December 2022 (UTC)

Requesting temporary interface-admin privilegesEedit

Hi all,

Really sorry for using English here - Stewards need to see this too. I'm Alison (collogue · contreebs), admin and bureaucrat from the Irish Wikipedia. I'm working with the admins here - primarily @CiphriusKane: - on rebuilding the main page, as well as adding MediaWiki and Gadget localization for Scots language. I'm active on the Scots Leid discord node, and working with folks there.

Right now, I'm stuck without interface-admin privileges, so cannot update certain features related to the appearance of categories, templates, etc. here. I'm planning on moving more of the English categories and dialogue, etc to Scots - particularly in MediaWiki: space.

I've filed a request on the Steward's noticeboard, so alerting the community here too. I'm also asking for the same privs for CiphriusKane, so they can continue the work. Thank you / Míle buioch - Alison (tauk) 03:30, 29 December 2022 (UTC)

  • Steward request on Meta here - Alison (tauk) 03:36, 29 December 2022 (UTC)
A'm fine wi iss request CiphriusKane (tauk) 03:37, 29 December 2022 (UTC)

Newsins ower thinEedit

Whit haupint tae the newsins at it is ower thin nou? Can it nae be back tae hou it wis please? Munci (tauk) 09:51, 31 December 2022 (UTC)

  • Fixed for now, sorry - Alison (tauk) 05:55, 3 Januar 2023 (UTC)
  • Featurt pictur is part of the problem as it's currently too wide. Working on a separate mainpage overhaul, which should fix the issues permanently. (sorry for the English) - Alison (tauk) 05:57, 3 Januar 2023 (UTC)
    (in Inglis) Could the image not be dynamically resized and have a max width to avoid this? Cobra! (tauk) 19:43, 23 Januar 2023 (UTC)

Januar 2023 Writin DriveEedit

January's writin drive is gaun'ae focus on stub airticles thit ur needin thair Scots sortit. Thare ur about 2700 article on the wiki thit are still tagged as needin thair Scots sortit, an aboot 1800 o'aim ur stubs. Mony o thaim are juist a coople o lines lang, so we'v got a really guid opportunity here tae dae a big dent in that 2700 nummer!

23 Jan - 29 Jan, mair info here. Lirazelf (tauk) 11:35, 12 Januar 2023 (UTC)

bump for the Recent Chynges folks - this is next week :) Lirazelf (tauk) 16:12, 19 Januar 2023 (UTC)