Wikinews:Water cooler/miscellaneous



Call for review, comment and discuss my PhD thesis on Wikimedia movementEdit


Just a short message to call people interested to review, comment and discuss my PhD thesis on Wikimedia movement. All the best, Lionel Scheepmans (talk) 19:36, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-12Edit

16:53, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Why so few stories about Wikipedia?Edit

I noticed very few stories at wikinews about wikipedia itself. The last one was dated 2017. I believe wn should do more diligence in this area. Check for example this story on the French wn in 2020 Prizes of € 200 to users for most contributions to WMF Francophone projects. Check Wikidata for more ideas. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 15:55, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

FWIW, that frwn article is about Wikimedia FR, not wikipedia. If you want, @Ottawahitech:, you can write an article about Wikipedia. Noone is stopping you from. You will find article about something if someone is willing to write about it. But be aware of WN:WMFNEWS.
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Tech News: 2021-13Edit

17:30, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-14Edit

19:41, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultationsEdit

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2Edit

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement and all its projects. The project is currently in Phase 2, outlining clear enforcement pathways. You can read more about the whole project on its project page.

Drafting Committee: Call for applicationsEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation is recruiting volunteers to join a committee to draft how to make the code enforceable. Volunteers on the committee will commit between 2 and 6 hours per week from late April through July and again in October and November. It is important that the committee be diverse and inclusive, and have a range of experiences, including both experienced users and newcomers, and those who have received or responded to, as well as those who have been falsely accused of harassment.

To apply and learn more about the process, see Universal Code of Conduct/Drafting committee.

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translatorsEdit

From 5 April – 5 May 2021 there will be conversations on many Wikimedia projects about how to enforce the UCoC. We are looking for volunteers to translate key material, as well as to help host consultations on their own languages or projects using suggested key questions. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles, please contact us in whatever language you are most comfortable.

To learn more about this work and other conversations taking place, see Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations.

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk)

20:45, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Invitation to m:Talk:Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations/DiscussionEdit

I am interested in hearing the input of Wikinews users about the application of the Universal Code of Conduct, especially from the perspective of interactions on Wikinews. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 23:37, 17 April 2021 (UTC)