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Maiuscolo/minuscolo a inizio parola[cancia]

Per piacere tente presenti che questo wiktionary "conosce" la differenza tra maiuscolo e minuscolo - quindi al contrario con wikipedia le parole vanno inserite con inizio corretto.
Esempio: non Tedescu, ma tedescu per creare una nuova voce. Grazie!!! -- SabineCretella 18:11, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Ciau Sabine - I'll be working on the system messages soon. Congratulations on a wonderful job setting this up thus far. You'll note that sometimes I leave messages providing alternatives and other times I am simply making straight out edits. I don't wish to impose the Wikipedia style manual - maybe at some stage both wiktionary and wikipedia will reopen the issue and redecide it jointly - I would rather more voices decide such things than too few (within limits of course).

While I am here - I have to say again that tedescu looks thoroughly Italian to me. Piccitto doesn't have it at all. He has Tudiscu: tedesco, lingua tedesca; and he has tidiscu as a secondary entry. Now I'm not fussed at the moment because it's still early days, but also because this sort of problem will come up again, and again and again. Some will want pre 1800 spelling, others will search out the spelling of around 1950 a la Piccitto (such as myself) and others will search out the spelling of 2000, which will nearly always represent corrupted Italian - something, which I feel, is best avoided for the integrity of a Sicilian dictionary. But - this is the sort of policy question that a committee will eventually have to decide - and I would propose that there be an overiding committee for both wikipedia and wiktionary so that the same standards apply - just a suggestion. Salutamu. --pippudoz 11:05, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Tedescu, tidiscu, tudiscu[cancia]

Ciau Pippu! I changed to tudiscu as it is used on wikipedia - the others are inserted as synonyms. And this is the point where I will open another discussion thread about "which words to insert". As for other terms you will find it is more apropriate to change the term: just do so - I often don't know which one to choose. As for the several mails that came through the forum: I'll insert most things by tomorrow evening and then come back to the forum with the next issues. I am a bit sorry that I am causing so many messages there. Ciau, Sabine --SabineCretella 09:19, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Which word is the correct one?[cancia]

We frequently will have the discussion on which version of the word is the "correct" one to be inserted - imho as long as a word is used it is to be inserted, since we are not writing wiktionary for people who already know the language, but for people who don't know it. So what really needs to be done is then to insert a note that explains that even if "a" is used in at text, "b" would be preferred. Adding to old versions a note that it is indeed a way to express a certain concept, but it is out of date and therefore one should refer to the actual term. It makes no sense to exclude any used words as this would prevent people from understanding the language. Even in German, Italian etc. dictionaries often you find words specified with "historical word" or something like that. -- SabineCretella 09:53, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Ciau Sabine - excellent point, I was going to make a similar myself. Just as Wikipedia (across all languages) is getting more serious about using references (rifirimenti, culligamenti, liami) - we have to employ the same discipline in Wiktionary. I propose two things (and apologies to all about getting slack in using Sicilian - quannu la basa veni finita, scrivu tutti li mei missaggi 'n sicilianu, pi ora è megghiu pi Sabine e autri siddu scrivu 'n ngrisi):
  1. To make sure the advancement of the Sicilian language is proceeding in the best possible manner, that Wikipedia and Wiktionary be viewed as sister projects. For maximum effect, I propose that there be one overarching committe to oversight the policies of both. As an initial suggestion, the exising Wikipedia committee of four, be expanded to six or seven to include the primary people working on Wiktionary. If need be, we review all existing policies in Wikipedia to ensure that everyone is happy that they are viable and will suit Wiktionary.
  2. Regarding Wiktionary specifically, it is best if all entries have some sort of authority, not just academic, but literary is ok too. There are sufficient examples of scholarly and literary works in Sicilian to ensure that virtually the whole of the vocabulary can be referenced back to at least one authorative usage. This concept isn't foolproof, but it is a whole lot better than people putting in words off the top of their heads (not that that has happened yet, but it might in the future). Salutamu, pippu.

Where to start to insert words[cancia]

Here we have different possibilities - start from the

  • "list of 1000 basic words" in English and translate it into sicilian
  • go ahead with groups of words (names of months, days, seasons, countries etc. (please see my main page of the user profile User:SabineCretella where I started to insert groups of words to insert
  • take "correct" texts, create wordlists out of them and insert vocabulary based on these words (please send me these texts in order to enable me to create a list of words)
  • take proverbs, quotations, poems or better literature in general and insert these words

the last two options for sure represent words that sould be in wiktionary as they are used words - once inserted everyone of us should add what he/she is able to do - classification, definition, translations, synonyms and notes.
Reading the discussion of the use of "x" in Sicilian words I thought about how many people use this kind of writing. If there's a percentage and people are likely to come across these words in texts they should be inserted as well - then it is up to the notes to clarify from which period they are. Do you have any further notes on this? -- SabineCretella 13:48, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC) If you have further ideas on how we could retrieve words, please let me know.--SabineCretella 13:48, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)

All that makes good sense - I like the idea, wherever possible, of clarifying whether a particular word is a local variation and having links to the other forms, showing whether the word is archaic, indicating whether its use has been taken from poetry, what peiod, etc. On the question of "x" - this is merely a start of what could be a never-ending series of questions: what form or forms of spelling of particular words are acceptable? To be honest, I don't think that "x" (the same sound as is found in Catalan, e.g. xocolata) has been used in a serious way since around the 16th century. So to me, it is the equivalent of introducing archaic letters from Old English, like б, etc. It is precisely for this reason that we may need a committee to set policy about what goes in, how it goes in, etc. - no different to what you would find in any wikipedia. The same questions arise about cacuminal DD, whether it be shown as DD, or DDH or DDR. There are people who want to push all sorts of strange orthographies and I would hate for wiktionary to be captured by such people, i.e. we should stay within the limits of recent scholarly work, within the limits of the 4 greatest Sicilian poets Meli, Tempio, Martoglio and Buttita, and we should try and steer clear of personal adventurism and experimentation - otherwise, you end up with something that lacks credibility. I'm not trying to put up obstacles, nor do I have personal agendas, accept a search for the most widely accepted, researched and expressed form of written Sicilian. Lastly, where did you find jnnaru? I have seen jinnaru, innaru and ginnaru - all forms that we could put in the dictionary, but jnnaru? It doesn't seem to follow any of the normal conventions. The "j" at the start of a word in Sicilian (where it is used, plenty support not using it at all) has a consonantal value, so in this case it would have to be jinnaru. Salutamu. --pippudoz 22:17, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I found jnnaru on the website mentioned on the linguasiciliana forum - the one that also has the pronounciation. If you go on google and insert it you receive 70 pages that use it. So now I am going to add jinnaru, innaru and ginnaru :-)
This is the difference of wiktionary to wikipedia - while wikipedia defines a standard language or creates redirects to the standard words on wiktionary you need to define the words and out of this definition one understands what is standard or not. German is also a good example for this: not too long time ago German rules for writing were changed by a committee, but there are still many people writing following the old rules - so it is necessary to insert these terms adding a note that the spelling is "before official changes" were made.
As you see: it is not an easy task over here :-)
If you find links to poems I should include in the creatin process for the word lists, please let me know - and thank you for the edits. There we will have one problem: I now have this list of approx. 7000 words I am adding step by step (yesterday the servers were so slow that at a certain point I gave up) and you are taking out the non valid words - and this is great - but next time I create the list, these words will be in there again. So now I need to figure out a system on how we can avoid them in the list and on how you can edit only the new entrances. Maybe before uploading we should decide this - I am going to write a message to the forum.
--SabineCretella 07:39, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Another thing that is different to wikipedia is the use of templates. I copied the list from the Italian wiktionary here Wikizziunariu:Template. They help to share information between other wiktiuonaries. For example "nglisi" was copied and pasted from the Dutch wiktionary adding Sicilian (you will find that the Italian wiktionary as well as some other ones have the same lists of translations). This can be done in particular for basic words (languages, names of places, days, months, planets, everyday terminology like house, hand, leg etc.
Maybe we should create a basic template for every wordtype. -- SabineCretella 07:50, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Binvinutu ô Wikizziunariu!!![cancia]

A tutti gli utenti nuovi :-) è bello vedere che state lavorando qui - grazie!!!! (scusate l'italiano ... ;-) --Sabine 00:09, 10 Frivaru 2006 (UTC)

Grazie mille![cancia]

Ciau a tutti, viramenti nun parro sicilianu, ma grazie a chistu situ, sto imparannu! Mia famigghia materna (i miei bisnonni) furo di Trapani, ma iddi immigraro nti Stati Uniti centu anni fa! Vogghiu ringraziari tutti voiautri pi criari e manteniri lu situ e speru chi c'ha moltu successu. Allisana Riccardi


Complimenti per il lavoro! Come mai su ogni voce compare un titolo Barbecue ? E soprattutto, sembra che non ci siano i permessi per per cambiare le pagine! salutamu


La vecchia 'un voli jocu: voli pani, vini e focu.

talianu: (La vecchia non vuole giocare: vuole, invece, pane, vino e fuoco. ) L'esperienza mira al sodo!

Nomi d'armali[cancia]

--Antudo 12:07, 20 mar 2008


Salve, intanto vorrei scusarmi se non parlo in siciliano, ma conosco solo la lingua di Dante... Vorrei porre alla vostra attenzione un paio di cose che finché sono circoscritte, sono risolvibili, dopo diventa un problema.

  1. alcune traduzioni linkano interi periodi (es: pidunettu«parte del calcetín que corresponde con la planta y la punta del pie» potrà mai essere una pagina? eppure vine linkata vedere per credere), che verosimilmente non saranno mai una pagina. In più vengono tradotte le definizioni, che però dovrebbero essere in siciliano, appena sotto il nome.
  2. la stragrande maggioranza dei lemmi, pecca in definizioni, si limitano a dire lingua, parte del discorso e traduzioni.
  3. Molte pagine e template non sono categorizzati, su it.wiktionary abbiamo risolto con un template veloce e pratico
  4. appena potete vi converrebbe importarvi i 3 template template:top, template:mid e template:bottom che ho visto li usate ma riscrivendo il codice
  5. eliminare template assurdi come bgclr
  6. Le pagine non si copiano dagli altri progetti, si importano, Melos ha già fatto richiesta, pazientate
  7. Attenzine agli admin che non sanno quel che fanno per adesso credo sia tutto, se mi viene in mente, integrerò.--Wim b 22:38, 9 mar 2008 (UTC)

  • Ciao Wim b, non ti preoccupare puoi scrivere in italiano. Provo a rispondere:
  1. Le traduzioni che linkano interi periodi: sono d'accordo, sembra meglio linkare ogni parola.
  2. Mancanza di definizioni: hai ragione, completerò poco a poco.
  3. Per ora preferisco non usare il vostro "template:in".
  4. Eliminare bgclr. No, l'usate anche voi nel wikizionario italiano ed è usato in altri progetti.


--Sarvaturi 23:56, 9 mar 2008 (UTC)

Il bgclr su it.wikt si sta levando, così come abbiamo già fatto con altri che non servono a niente. Quel template inserisce solo una parola, che si può benissimo inserire nel codice a mano. Ha più senso fare un template per il codice dello sfondo delle traduzioni, piuttosto che per non scrivere "beige". Vorrei avvisarvi che it.wikt sta avendo una leggera ma progressiva ripresa dopo 4 anni di amministrazione incompetente. Ci siamo trovati template in triplice copia, un certo {{en-ord}} che inseriva solo ''en'' , pagine tutte diverse, senza uno standard, policy assenti, spam giacenti da decine di mesi, copyviol come "lemma del giorno", ecc. Adesso è da un anno che sono cambiati gli admin e pian piano sta riprendendo una certa dignità. Quindi non sempre è conveniente copiare da "noi" posso dirvi che in un anno quasi di adminship, ancora stiamo riparando i casini che i vecchi sysop hanno fatto o fatto fare.--Wim b 01:16, 10 mar 2008 (UTC)

Con meno stanchezza addosso ho fatto una ricerca, il bgclr non è presente nei wikt inglese, tedesco, francese, ma solo nello spagnolo, ed udite udite, è lo stesso creatore che lo ha fatto in it.wikt, lo steso che anche su it.wikt ha fatto alcuni danni che stiamo tentando di riparare pian piano, appena li scopriamo. Non voglio passare sopra nessuno, ma voglio solo mettevi al corrente prima che vi riduciate come noi a dover fare un'ammazzata per rimediare, un conto è farlo su 9.146 pagine, un altro su 78.309 come stiamo facendo noi. Non prendetela come un "da noi sono di più voi siete sotto", ma come "da noi ci stiamo ammazzando, voi cercate di evitarlo finché potete". Per qualsiasi chiarimento ho settato la mail, chi volesse contattarmi in privato può farlo lì, o nel canale irc di it.wikt.--Wim b 14:50, 10 mar 2008 (UTC)
Capito perfettamente la gravità della situazione e ti ringrazio per i suggerimenti dati. Credo sia il caso di rivedere certi template che hanno poco senzo. Inoltre chiedo a Sarvaturi visto che lui conosce molto bene il dizionario di fare un breve punto della situzione e di valutare quali modifiche si debbano fare, e se necassario usare un bot. --Melos 18:50, 10 mar 2008 (UTC)

Novu utenti[cancia]

Vasamu i mani a vossia.
Sugnu nu novu iscrittu a wikizziunariu, ma vienniu di la wikipedia siciliana.
Vi vulissi fari nutari ca mi pari ca ceni n'erruri nta la pagina di l'urtimi canciamenti.
Segna i canciamenti pi lu 10 giugnu 2008 ma oggi eni lu 10 lugghiu 2008.
Quarcunu sapi comu ammugghiari a faccenna?
Grazzi ppi l'attenzioni.
Maurice Carbonaro 11:16, 10 giugn 2008 (UTC)

w:Giugnettu --Melos 10:48, 11 giugn 2008 (UTC)

Bot username rename[cancia]

Hi, I'd like my bot User:Computer to be renamed to User:タチコマ robot. This rename request is per my wikimedia wide bot username rename. I have decided to have a single username to more efficiently use SUL. Thanks.

  • If this is not the right place to make this request, please move it to the right place.

-- Cat chi? 16:41, 12 Au 2008 (UTC)

From User:Sarvaturi Talk

-> Hi White Cat, done, I renamed your bot account User:Computer into User:タチコマ robot. Have a pleasant trip on scn.wiktio. Best regards. :-) --Sarvaturi 17:11, 12 Au 2008 (UTC)

Alagna e la Sicilia[cancia]

Ciau a tutti, pi l'amici chi abbitanu ntê paisi francòfuni, martidìa 4 austu su France 3 all'8 e 35 c'e' nu ducumintariu supra lu tinuri Robbertu Alagna e li sò liami cu la Sicilia. Salutamu. --Gmelfi 20:36, 3 Au 2009 (UTC)

  • Grazzi Peppi. Salutamu! --Sarvaturi 17:54, 8 Au 2009 (UTC)

Volunteers Still Needed[cancia]

Please forgive the posting in English. Would someone please translate?

Hi all,
Although we will soon remove the centralnotice that is up, the Wikimedia Strategic Planning project is still looking for volunteers to serve as subject area advisors or to sit on task forces that will study particular topics and make recommend short- and long-term strategies for the Wikimedia projects and Foundation, and the wiki movement.

To apply to serve on a task force or be an advisor in a specific area, visit

The Wikimedia Strategic Planning project is a year-long collaborative process being hosted at Your input is welcome there, and will drive the process. When the task forces begin to meet, they will do their work transparently and on that wiki, and anyone may join fully in their work. We hope to include as many community members as possible in the process.

Any questions can be addressed to me either on on the strategy wiki or by email to philippe at

I hope you'll consider joining us!

Philippe 05:28, 4 utt 2009 (UTC)


As you have done here, the Dutch wiktionary had loyally adopted the "tile" logo before. It was not our initiative, but we did adopt it. Other people did not and we respect that. We just do not think that people who were not willing to be loyal should now demand loyalty from us for yet another logo. We do not see any reason for a new one and have decided to boycott any new one that the current procedure produces. nl:Gebruiker:Jcwf Jcwf 22:04, 22 nuv 2009 (UTC)

Logo vote[cancia]

(Scusatemi ma avevo già copiato il messaggio in inglese) The Wiktionary logo vote is set to start 2009-12-07 00:01. Any translations of the voting page must be done before then. The first round will continue until 2009-12-31 23:59 at which point the second round will last until 2010-01-31 23:59. Please note that after this vote, each Wiktionary will hold their own vote whether to accept the winning logo, and none will change to the new logo without a 60% majority of Wiktionaries deciding to do so. Other Wiktionaries still need to be notified about the vote, so please help post messages into other Wiktionaries. Thank you. --Airon90 09:25, 29 nuv 2009 (UTC)

Lingua siciliana - Arfabbetu simprificatu[cancia]

Ciau a tutti, vuliti cullabburari ma nun sapiti comu scrìviri li paroli siciliani? Putiti lèggiri nfurmazzioni supra la trascrizzioni di paroli siciliani: ccà. Salutamu! --Sarvaturi 01:07, 5 Friv 2010 (UTC)

Nun currispunnenza ntra catigurìi grammaticali[cancia]

--Sarvaturi 09:24, 22 Friv 2010 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[cancia]

The call for applications for Wikimania Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2010 in Gdansk, Poland (July 9-11) is now open. The Wikimedia Foundation offers Scholarships to pay for selected individuals' round trip travel, accommodations, and registration at the conference. To apply, visit the Wikimania 2010 scholarships information page, click the secure link available there, and fill out the form to apply. For additional information, please visit the Scholarships information and FAQ pages:

Yours very truly, Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

2010 Fundraising Is Almost Here[cancia]

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Hello Wikipedians, my name is Kelly and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be the liaison between the Sicilianu community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that banner messages which may perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences.

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into Sicilianu and suggesting messages that would appeal to Sicilianu readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign. Thanks!Klyman 17:57, 20 utt 2010 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[cancia]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

For the coordinating committee,
Philippe (WMF)
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Terms of Use update[cancia]

I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.


The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 01:15, 27 utt 2011 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[cancia]

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  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit for more information.


--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 03:04, 22 Dic 2011 (UTC)

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[cancia]

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 16:32, 15 jin 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[cancia]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:17, 12 Friv 2012 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[cancia]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)

The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 01:21, 2 giu 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[cancia]

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Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 18:38, 5 giu 2012 (UTC)

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Mobile view as default view coming soon[cancia]

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The mobile view of this project and others will soon become the default view on mobile devices (except tablets). Some language versions of these projects currently show no content on the mobile home page, and it is a good time to do a little formatting so users get a mobile-friendly view, or to add to existing mobile content if some already exists.

If you are an administrator, please consider helping with this change. There are instructions which are being translated. The proposed date of switching the default view is June 21.

To contact the mobile team, email mobile-feedback-lAt

--Phil Inje Chang, Product Manager, Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation 08:35, 16 giu 2012 (UTC)

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Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[cancia]

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As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 20:23, 19 giugn 2012 (UTC)

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Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[cancia]

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I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.

The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)02:11, 6 Sitt 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[cancia]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 13:36, 10 Sitt 2012 (UTC)

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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[cancia]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at and, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 03:11, 16 utt 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[cancia]

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![cancia]

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year on the Wikimedia fundraising 'User Experience' project. We have talked to many different people in different countries and their feedback has helped us immensely in restructuring our pages. If you haven't heard of it yet, the 'User Experience' project has the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries (outside the USA) and enhancing the localization of our donation pages.

I am (still) searching for volunteers to spend some time on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. **All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be very low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)**

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email All countries needed (excepting USA)!!


Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Read-only mode expected.[cancia]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on More information is available in the full announcement.

If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Thank you for your help and your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:40, 19 jin 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[cancia]

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

  1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
  2. This user account must have more than 75 edits on any single Wikimedia project before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC]. Please check your account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility tool.
  3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.

the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

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Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[cancia]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

  • Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
  • Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
  • Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?

Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 20:50, 30 jin 2013 (UTC)

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Convert complex templates to Lua to make them faster and more powerful[cancia]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)

Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.

If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.

If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system. 20:20, 13 mar 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Proposal of a pronunciation recording tool[cancia]

Hello, Rahul21, a developer, offers to develop a pronunciation recording tool for Wiktionary, helped by Michael Dale as part of GSoC. The tool would allow to record and add audio pronunciations to Wiktionary entries while browsing them (see background discussion on Wiktionary-l). Please read and comment the proposal! Regards, Nemo 22:43, 9 Apr 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment on inactive administrators[cancia]

Richiesta di pareri sugli amministratori inattivi

(Per piacere traduci questo messaggio anche per i tuoi colleghi Wikimediani. Se possibile traduci anche la proposta stessa.)

Read this message in English / Lleer esti mensaxe n'asturianu / বাংলায় এই বার্তাটি পড়ুন / Llegiu aquest missatge en català / Læs denne besked på dansk / Lies diese Nachricht auf Deutsch / Leś cal mesag' chè in Emiliàn / Leer este mensaje en español / Lue tämä viesti suomeksi / Lire ce message en français / Ler esta mensaxe en galego / हिन्दी / Pročitajte ovu poruku na hrvatskom / Baca pesan ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia / Leggi questo messaggio in italiano / ಈ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ / Aqra dan il-messaġġ bil-Malti / norsk (bokmål) / Lees dit bericht in het Nederlands / Przeczytaj tę wiadomość po polsku / Citiți acest mesaj în română / Прочитать это сообщение на русском / Farriintaan ku aqri Af-Soomaali / Pročitaj ovu poruku na srpskom (Прочитај ову поруку на српском) / อ่านข้อความนี้ในภาษาไทย / Прочитати це повідомлення українською мовою / Đọc thông báo bằng tiếng Việt / 使用中文阅读本信息。


C'è una nuova richiesta di pareri su Meta-Wiki che riguarda la rimozione dei diritti di amministratore per i Wikimediani inattivi da lungo tempo. Tale proposta verrebbe messa in atto, in linea di massima, dagli Steward sulle wiki prive di alcun sistema di riconferma o decadenza per inattività.

Stiamo anche compilando una lista di progetti con procedure per rimuovere gli amministratori inattivi dalla talk page della richiesta di commento. Non esitare ad aggiungere il tuo/i progetto/i alla lista, se hai una regola da proporre sull'inattività dell'amministratore.

Ogni parere è gradito. La discussione dovrebbe concludersi intorno al 21 maggio 2013 (21/05/2013), ma se necessario potrebbe essere prolungata.

Grazie, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 05:17, 24 Apr 2013 (UTC)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[cancia]

Some accounts will soon be renamed due to a technical change that the developer team at Wikimedia are making. More details on Meta.

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[en] Change to section edit links[cancia]

The default position of the "edit" link in page section headers is going to change soon. The "edit" link will be positioned adjacent to the page header text rather than floating opposite it.

Section edit links will be to the immediate right of section titles, instead of on the far right. If you're an editor of one of the wikis which already implemented this change, nothing will substantially change for you; however, scripts and gadgets depending on the previous implementation of section edit links will have to be adjusted to continue working; however, nothing else should break even if they are not updated in time.

Detailed information and a timeline is available on meta.

Ideas to do this all the way to 2009 at least. It is often difficult to track which of several potential section edit links on the far right is associated with the correct section, and many readers and anonymous or new editors may even be failing to notice section edit links at all, since they read section titles, which are far away from the links.

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Tech newsletter: Subscribe to receive the next editions[cancia]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 21:09, 20 maiu 2013 (UTC)
Important note: This is the first edition of the Tech News weekly summaries, which help you monitor recent software changes likely to impact you and your fellow Wikimedians.

If you want to continue to receive the next issues every week, please subscribe to the newsletter. You can subscribe your personal talk page and a community page like this one. The newsletter can be translated into your language.

You can also become a tech ambassador, help us write the next newsletter and tell us what to improve. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. guillom 21:09, 20 maiu 2013 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[cancia]

Hi, apologies for posting this in English, but I wanted to alert your community to a discussion on Meta about potential changes to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy. Please translate this statement if you can. We hope that you will all participate in the discussion; we also welcome translations of the legal team’s statement into as many languages as possible and encourage you to voice your thoughts there. Please see the Trademark practices discussion (on Meta-Wiki) for more information. Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk)

X!'s Edit Counter[cancia]

Universal Language Selector will be enabled on 2013-07-09[cancia]

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[cancia]

Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 13:44, 23 giugn 2013 (UTC)

HTTPS for users with an account[cancia]

Greetings. Starting on August 21 (tomorrow), all users with an account will be using HTTPS to access Wikimedia sites. HTTPS brings better security and improves your privacy. More information is available at m:HTTPS.

If HTTPS causes problems for you, tell us on bugzilla, on IRC (in the #wikimedia-operations channel) or on meta. If you can't use the other methods, you can also send an e-mail to

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 19:38, 20 Au 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)



Notifications inform you of new activity that affects you -- and let you take quick action.

(This message is in English, please translate as needed)


Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.

We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.

There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:11, 4 utt 2013 (UTC)

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Introducting Beta Features[cancia]

(Apologies for writing in English. Please translate if necessary)

We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.

Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.

Beta Features is now ready for testing on It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.

Here are the first features you can test this week:

Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.

After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.

Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.

Enjoy, and don't forget to let developers know what you think! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:35, 5 nuv 2013 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[cancia]

Request for comment on Commons: Should Wikimedia support MP4 video?[cancia]

I apologize for this message being only in English. Please translate it if needed to help your community.

The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team seeks community guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. This digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It is also known as H.264/MPEG-4 or AVC.

Supporting the MP4 format would make it much easier for our users to view and contribute video on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects -- and video files could be offered in dual formats on our sites, so we could continue to support current open formats (WebM and Ogg Theora).

However, MP4 is a patent-encumbered format, and using a proprietary format would be a departure from our current practice of only supporting open formats on our sites -- even though the licenses appear to have acceptable legal terms, with only a small fee required.

We would appreciate your guidance on whether or not to support MP4. Our Request for Comments presents views both in favor and against MP4 support, based on opinions we’ve heard in our discussions with community and team members.

Please join this RfC -- and share your advice.

All users are welcome to participate, whether you are active on Commons, Wikipedia, other Wikimedia project -- or any site that uses content from our free media repository.

You are also welcome to join tomorrow's Office hours chat on IRC, this Thursday, January 16, at 19:00 UTC, if you would like to discuss this project with our team and other community members.

We look forward to a constructive discussion with you, so we can make a more informed decision together on this important topic. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 06:47, 16 jin 2014 (UTC)

Universal Language Selector will be enabled by default again on this wiki by 21 February 2014[cancia]

On January 21 2014 the MediaWiki extension Universal Language Selector (ULS) was disabled on this wiki. A new preference was added for logged-in users to turn on ULS. This was done to prevent slow loading of pages due to ULS webfonts, a behaviour that had been observed by the Wikimedia Technical Operations team on some wikis.

We are now ready to enable ULS again. The temporary preference to enable ULS will be removed. A new checkbox has been added to the Language Panel to enable/disable font delivery. This will be unchecked by default for this wiki, but can be selected at any time by the users to enable webfonts. This is an interim solution while we improve the feature of webfonts delivery.

You can read the announcement and the development plan for more information. Apologies for writing this message only in English. Thank you. Runa

Amendment to the Terms of Use[cancia]

Call for project ideas: funding is available for community experiments[cancia]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

Do you have an idea for a project that could improve your community? Individual Engagement Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation help support individuals and small teams to organize experiments for 6 months. You can get funding to try out your idea for online community organizing, outreach, tool-building, or research to help make Wikizziunariu better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.

Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:

Proposals are due by 31 March 2014. There are a number of ways to get involved!

Hope to have your participation,

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 19:44, 28 Friv 2014 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[cancia]

Hello all, in response to some community comments in the discussion on the amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid editing, we have prepared two optional changes. Please read about these optional changes on Meta wiki and share your comments. If you can (and this is a non english project), please translate this announcement. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) 21:56, 13 mar 2014 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[cancia]

This week, the typography on Wikimedia sites will be updated for all readers and editors who use the default "Vector" skin. This change will involve new serif fonts for some headings, small tweaks to body content fonts, text size, text color, and spacing between elements. The schedule is:

  • April 1st: non-Wikipedia projects will see this change live
  • April 3rd: Wikipedias will see this change live

This change is very similar to the "Typography Update" Beta Feature that has been available on Wikimedia projects since November 2013. After several rounds of testing and with feedback from the community, this Beta Feature will be disabled and successful aspects enabled in the default site appearance. Users who are logged in may still choose to use another skin, or alter their personal CSS, if they prefer a different appearance. Local common CSS styles will also apply as normal, for issues with local styles and scripts that impact all users.

For more information:

-- Steven Walling (Product Manager) on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's User Experience Design team

Pronunciation Recording[cancia]

Visual workflow draft for pronunciation recording gadget; If you have trouble watching this video here, watch it on vimeo. A more extensive/explanative version is available.

Dear Wiktionary community!

About me
My name is Rainer Rillke, and I have been volunteering at Wikimedia Commons for 3 years now, gathering experience around media files. I've been always interested in how things work and how one could improve them.
The idea
One idea that appeared last Summer was allowing the recording of small chunks of speech, uploading that to Wikimedia Commons in the background and including this into a Wiktionary entry without having the hassle doing everything by hand or installing additional software. That idea led to the foundation of MediaWiki extension PronunciationRecording during the Google Summer of Code. However, this was not completed; instead development is stale for over 5 months now.
My proposal
To make this going to work, so Wiktionary has an immediate benefit of this feature, I would like to provide the work done so far as a gadget and add some more work in regard to usability. You can see my plan at m:Grants:IEG/Finish Pronunciation Recording. And more importantly, you can give me a hand, if you are interested by writing your comments.

Thanks and kind regards --Rillke (discussioni) 17:26, 7 Apr 2014 (UTC)

This message was delivered based on commons:User:Rillke/gmd/prg. Translation fetched from: commons:User:Rillke/prg/en -- Rillke(q?) 17:42, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Media Viewer[cancia]

Greetings, my apologies for writing in English.

I wanted to let you know that Media Viewer will be released to this wiki in the coming weeks. Media Viewer allows readers of Wikimedia projects to have an enhanced view of files without having to visit the file page, but with more detail than a thumbnail. You can try Media Viewer out now by turning it on in your Beta Features. If you do not enjoy Media Viewer or if it interferes with your work after it is turned on you will be able to disable Media Viewer as well in your preferences. I invite you to share what you think about Media Viewer and how it can be made better in the future.

Thank you for your time. - Keegan (WMF) 21:29, 23 maiu 2014 (UTC)

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Using only UploadWizard for uploads[cancia]

Wikimedia Commons logo

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. It was noted that on this wiki upload is not fully functional for users, who will experience a very difficult and/or illegal uploading. In fact, the licenses/copyright tags dropdown is empty, making it hard or impossible to comply with copyright requirements during upload itself.

Presumably, you don't have interest nor energies to have hundreds templates with the now required HTML, even less a local EDP. I propose to have

so that you can avoid local maintenance and all users can have a functioning, easy upload interface in their own language. All registered users can upload on Commons and existing files will not be affected.

All this will get done around 2014-07-03.

  1. If you disagree with the proposal, just remove your wiki from the list. Remember also to create MediaWiki:Licenses locally with any content (see a simple example), or uploads will be soon disabled anyway by MediaWiki itself (starting in version 1.24wmf11).
  2. To make the UploadWizard even better, please tell your experience and ideas on commons:Commons:Upload Wizard feedback.

Nemo 13:09, 19 giu 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[cancia]

Media Viewer lets you see images in larger size

Greetings— and sorry for writing in English, please translate if it will help your community,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Multimedia team is happy to announce that Media Viewer was just released on this site today.

Media Viewer displays images in larger size when you click on their thumbnails, to provide a better viewing experience. Users can now view images faster and more clearly, without having to jump to separate pages — and its user interface is more intuitive, offering easy access to full-resolution images and information, with links to the file repository for editing. The tool has been tested extensively across all Wikimedia wikis over the past six months as a Beta Feature and has been released to the largest Wikipedias, all language Wikisources, and the English Wikivoyage already.

If you do not like this feature, you can easily turn it off by clicking on "Disable Media Viewer" at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the information panel (or in your your preferences) whether you have an account or not. Learn more in this Media Viewer Help page.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Media Viewer. You are invited to share your feedback in this discussion on in any language, to help improve this feature. You are also welcome to take this quick survey in English, en français, o español.

We hope you enjoy Media Viewer. Many thanks to all the community members who helped make it possible. - Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 19 giu 2014 (UTC)

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IMPORTANTE: revisione dell'attività dell'amministratore[cancia]

Salve. Recentemente la comunità globale ha adottato un nuovo regolamento riguardante la rimozione di "diritti avanzati" (amministratori, burocrati, ecc), della cui discussione la tua comunità aveva ricevuto notizia. Secondo queste regole, gli stewards stanno rivedendo le attività degli amministratori nelle wiki più piccole. Per quello che sappiamo, la tua wiki non ha un procedimento formale per togliere i "diritti avanzati" dagli account inattivi. Questo significa che gli stewards si occuperanno di questo aspetto secondo le nuove regole dell'attività di amministratore che si applicano qui.

Abbiamo determinato che i seguenti utenti rispondono ai criteri di inattività (assenza di contributi e azioni di registro per più di due anni):

  1. Giovanni Morreale (amministratore)
  2. Pippu d'Angelo (amministratore)
  3. SabineCretella (amministratore)
  4. Santu (amministratore)

Questi utenti riceveranno presto una notifica, che chiederà loro di iniziare una discussione comunitaria se vogliono conservare i loro diritti o alcuni di essi. Se gli utenti non risponderanno, i loro diritti avanzati saranno rimossi dagli steward.

Tuttavia, se la tua comunità vorrebbe creare un proprio regolamento in materia rimpiazzando quello globale, prendere un'altra decisione riguardo a questi titolari inattivi di diritti o ha già un regolamento di cui non eravamo a conoscenza, per favore informa gli steward su Meta-Wiki e sapremo di non dover procedere con la revisione dei diritti sulla tua wiki. Grazie, Rschen7754 19:49, 18 giugn 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[cancia]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

-- JurgenNL (talk) 17:35, 21 Au 2014 (UTC)

Process ideas for software development[cancia]

’’My apologies for writing in English.’’


I am notifying you that a brainstorming session has been started on Meta to help the Wikimedia Foundation increase and better affect community participation in software development across all wiki projects. Basically, how can you be more involved in helping to create features on Wikimedia projects? We are inviting all interested users to voice their ideas on how communities can be more involved and informed in the product development process at the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be very appreciated if you could translate this message to help inform your local communities as well.

I and the rest of my team welcome you to participate. We hope to see you on Meta.

Kind regards, -- Rdicerb (WMF) talk 22:15, 21 Au 2014 (UTC)

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Grants to improve your project[cancia]

Apologies for English. Please help translate this message.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. Your idea could improve Wikimedia projects with a new tool or gadget, a better process to support community-building on your wiki, research on an important issue, or something else we haven't thought of yet. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to hiring others to help you.

Change in renaming process[cancia]

Part or all of this message may be in English. Please help translate if possible.

-- User:Keegan (WMF) (talk) 16:23, 9 Sitt 2014 (UTC)

Meta RfCs on two new global groups[cancia]

Hello all,

There are currently requests for comment open on meta to create two new global groups. The first is a group for members of the OTRS permissions queue, which would grant them autopatrolled rights on all wikis except those who opt-out. That proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Creation of a global OTRS-permissions user group. The second is a group for Wikimedia Commons admins and OTRS agents to view deleted file pages through the 'viewdeletedfile' right on all wikis except those who opt-out. The second proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Global file deletion review.

We would like to hear what you think on both proposals. Both are in English; if you wanted to translate them into your native language that would also be appreciated.

It is possible for individual projects to opt-out, so that users in those groups do not have any additional rights on those projects. To do this please start a local discussion, and if there is consensus you can request to opt-out of either or both at m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Thanks and regards, Ajraddatz (talk) 18:05, 26 utt 2014 (UTC)

Global AbuseFilter[cancia]


AbuseFilter is a MediaWiki extension used to detect likely abusive behavior patterns, like pattern vandalism and spam. In 2013, Global AbuseFilters were enabled on a limited set of wikis including Meta-Wiki,, Wikispecies and (in early 2014) all the "small wikis". Recently, global abuse filters were enabled on "medium sized wikis" as well. These filters are currently managed by stewards on Meta-Wiki and have shown to be very effective in preventing mass spam attacks across Wikimedia projects. However, there is currently no policy on how the global AbuseFilters will be managed although there are proposals. There is an ongoing request for comment on policy governing the use of the global AbuseFilters. In the meantime, specific wikis can opt out of using the global AbuseFilter. These wikis can simply add a request to this list on Meta-Wiki. More details can be found on this page at Meta-Wiki. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on m:Talk:Global AbuseFilter.


PiRSquared17, Glaisher

— 17:36, 14 nuv 2014 (UTC)

Ci vediamo a Milano? (Con Lila Tretikov)[cancia]

Ciao :) Sto passando da tutti i progetti italofoni (e affini!) per segnalare l'importante appuntamento di settimana prossima con l'Executive Director della Wikimedia Foundation (mi scuso con chi legge la notizia più volte). Come ho detto altrove, lei verrà per conoscere la comunità italofona, per vedere facce nuove, per sentire voci nuove. Incontri come questi sono fondamentali per una persona come lei, che non viene dal Movimento, per conoscerlo e capirlo, integrando altre occasioni di contatto (ad es. Wikimania) magari più "superficiali", durante i quali molte più persone ci tengono a presentarsi e a interagire con lei, o più formali (l'impressione che ci fa qualcuno sotto i riflettori di un palcoscenico può essere anche molto diversa quando il contesto cambia). Se potete, dunque, non fatevi "rappresentare"! E date le diversità tra le comunità di Wikipedia e quelle degli altri progetti, venite anche per raccontarle quanto siano belli e importanti questi ultimi! Spero di vedervi lì! A presto, --Elitre (discussioni) 20:04, 12 friv 2015 (UTC) (Se avete domande, fatele nella pagina linkata, o potrei perdermele.)

[Global proposal] (tutti) Canciari pàggini[cancia]

MediaWiki mobile

Hi, this message is to let you know that, on domains like, unregistered users cannot edit. At the Wikimedia Forum, where global configuration changes are normally discussed, a few dozens users propose to restore normal editing permissions on all mobile sites. Please read and comment!

Thanks and sorry for writing in English, Nemo 22:32, 1 mar 2015 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign: Improving diversity, improving content[cancia]

This March, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas for improving gender diversity on Wikimedia projects. Less than 20% of Wikimedia contributors are women, and many important topics are still missing in our content. We invite all Wikimedians to participate. If you have an idea that could help address this problem, please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 31.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive, positive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign and help this project better represent the world’s knowledge!

(Sorry for the English - please translate this message!) MediaWiki message delivery (discussioni) 20:01, 4 mar 2015 (UTC)

SUL finalization update[cancia]

Hi all,apologies for writing in English, please read this page for important information and an update involving SUL finalization, scheduled to take place in one month. Thanks. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:45, 13 mar 2015 (UTC)