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Tagging abandoned

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When articles are tagged as abandoned, it is required to include the date as parameter 1. However, the easiest way to do this, is to just use {{subst:aband}} which will automatically add the date for you. Cheers, --SVTCobra 15:32, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Got it 2006nishan178713t@lk 15:32, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
By the way, is 2021-22 Sunshine Coast Cricket Association Grand Finals get mixed results due to wet fields stale or is the event yet to happen? 2006nishan178713t@lk 15:33, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
I don't rightly know. It is a quite local league. Better to ask RockerballAustralia. Cheers, SVTCobra 16:05, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
@RockerballAustralia: 2006nishan178713t@lk 16:40, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
I think that article is abandoned. I could get to it later today my time with some added details from Saturday if I wasn’t already busy. —RockerballAustralia contribs 23:31, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Support for Ukraine

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Hello. I thank you for your support for Ukraine and the link to the UN donation page. I have relations in Ukraine, so it is very dear to me and the humanitarian crisis breaks my heart and causes me endless worry. That being said, I need to caution you about something. The flag/map (File:Flag map of Ukrainian People's Republic.svg) includes a huge land mass (bottom right) which has never been part of any state bearing the name Ukraine. It looks like it includes modern-day Krasnodar Krai, Rostov Oblast, Stavropol Krai and more. Roughly, I think it corresponds to the Kuban People's Republic which over 100 years ago sought a union with Ukraine, but this was never realized.

Suffice it to say, this area is not territory which Ukraine claims and is not part of any modern dispute. I think this map would be deeply offensive to any Russian, including those opposed to the current war. I do not know the motivations of the person who created this map, but I suggest you don't use it. This File:Stop War in Ukraine (51904455977).jpg would be much better. Or a simple flag. There are probably countless other images on Commons you could use. Cheers, --SVTCobra 17:38, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for correcting me. Every day after listening to the news about Ukraine, I feel really sad and concerned about the Ukrainian citizens. I hope the situation improves soon. 2006nishan178713t@lk 17:47, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
I wasn't correcting you, in my view, just informing you. Most people outside of South-Eastern Europe only have a vague idea of what the outline of Ukraine looks like. Cheers, --SVTCobra 18:28, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
Okay, Thank you for informing me then. :) 2006nishan178713t@lk 18:59, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
You are more than welcome! Слава Україні! --SVTCobra 19:31, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
BTW, if you really liked using an outline of Ukraine, here's one with the correct borders but without the words and bloody hand-print: File:Outline of Ukraine.svg. I just stumbled upon it. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:00, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, it looks nice 2006nishan178713t@lk 04:14, 22 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
@SVTCobra, What are your views on this GSK rejects three Unilever bids to buy consumer healthcare arm, says unit was "fundamentally undervalued" as a featured article? Vote your choice at Wikinews:Featured article candidates 2006nishan178713t@lk 18:48, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, I know it is sitting there. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, though. BTW, don't feed the troll. He craves attention. Here's an essay from our sister project. Cheers, SVTCobra 18:58, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
Got it! 2006nishan178713t@lk 19:03, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Re: Changes

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Hi,

Please take care to review the changes I make and the edit summaries pre-publication. A lot of issues are repeated across articles, which get tedious to remove. For instance: unnecessary wikitext around infobox & sources; clunky wording around attributions.

Thank you for your diligence and your contributions. Recognise this comment is in the context of being a very good, capable writer thus far. JJLiu112 (talk) 18:59, 24 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Sure will do 2006nishan178713t@lk 03:18, 25 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Creating categories

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Hello. The rule of thumb for creating categories is that we have at least three articles that would be included in the category. Cheers, --SVTCobra 19:49, 2 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for letting me know 2006nishan178713t@lk 20:02, 2 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 6

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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 the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

Thanks for reading. Xeno (WMF) 02:23, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Brooklyn subway shooting

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Hi. I hope you didn't get personally insulted by my comments. I saw you moved the article all the way to "Story preparation/Brooklyn subway shooting suspect found guilty" ... this will probably take at least two years. I am sure there will be focal events before that, but if you want to wait, it is your decision. Cheers, --SVTCobra 04:49, 17 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

No, that's alright, you have the right criticise my actions if I do something wrong. If there will be any focal event in the next few weeks, I will develop the article. Anyways, Happy Easter !!
 
2006nishan178713t@lk 05:18, 17 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

I was just about to say ...

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... this indelible image is a real stamp created long before the Moskva sank. Well, "long" being the month of March, and inspired by the Attack on Snake Island. Yes, Western media is bringing it up again because now it is iconic. But it seems you recognized all this, so kudos to you. Cheers, --SVTCobra 06:44, 17 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

I came to know about this stamp last week. 2006nishan178713t@lk 07:05, 17 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Best wishes for your studies and good luck on the exams

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I am sorry I haven't had time for many reviews and just pop in for spam deletion. So, I am sad that PM Modi and the Director-General of WHO inaugurate the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India could not be published. It didn't help that it was 2 days old when initially submitted for review. All the best and cheers, --SVTCobra 17:42, 23 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

@SVTCobra, Yep! I wrote that article really late. Anyways, thank you for your wishes. I am thinking of writing some more articles after my exams finish off in late May and then I will be out of town.
If you are wondering which exam I would give its the All India Secondary School Examination. If you are curious even more, here's the timetable- (https://www.cbse.gov.in/cbsenew/documents//ClassX_2022.pdf) Out of all these in the timetable, I will be sitting for only six subjects (we get choice)... 2006nishan178713t@lk 17:54, 23 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Growth team newsletter #21

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13:03, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 7

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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)

RamzyM (WMF) 01:39, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Growth team newsletter #22

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17:18, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Growth team newsletter #23

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20:57, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

Wikinews:Writing contest 2023

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Hello. We've created Wikinews:Writing contest 2023, which will start on February 1 and end on May 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 and 2013 contests. As a reporter who has recently been inactive, it would be a great time for you to rejoin. If you are interested in signing up, please do so at Wikinews:Writing contest 2023#Entrants and create a category for the articles you submit. Heavy Water (talk) 04:20, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Growth team newsletter #24

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14:44, 31 January 2023 (UTC)

Growth team newsletter #25

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13:10, 1 April 2023 (UTC)

Growth team newsletter #26

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15:14, 29 May 2023 (UTC)

Growth team newsletter #27

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12:42, 1 August 2023 (UTC)

Growth team newsletter #28

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Trizek_(WMF) Collaboration 23:16, 16 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Growth team newsletter #29

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18:04, 1 December 2023 (UTC)

Growth News, April 2024

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18:55, 23 April 2024 (UTC)

Reminder to vote now to select members of the first U4C

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Dear Wikimedian,

You are receiving this message because you previously participated in the UCoC process.

This is a reminder that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) ends on May 9, 2024. Read the information on the voting page on Meta-wiki to learn more about voting and voter eligibility.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members were invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Please share this message with members of your community so they can participate as well.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 23:17, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply