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Confirmed Board Election CandidatesEdit

Hi everyone,

The 2021 Board of Trustees election opens 4 August 2021. Candidates from the community were asked to submit their candidacy. After a three week long call for candidates, there are 20 candidates for the 2021 election.

The Wikimedia movement has the opportunity to vote for the selection of community-and-affiliate trustees. The Board is expected to select the four most voted candidates to serve as trustees. Voting closes 17 August 2021.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. The Board wants to improve their competences and diversity as a team. They have shared the areas of expertise that they are currently missing and hope to cover with new trustees.

How can you get involved? Learn more about candidates. Organize campaign activities. Vote.

Read the full announcement.


The Elections Committee

Zuz (WMF) (talk) 16:36, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 2Edit

Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 2, July 2021Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the second issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.

If you haven’t already, please remember to subscribe here if you would like to be notified about future editions of the newsletter, and also leave your username here if you’d like to be contacted to help with translations in the future.

  • Enforcement Draft Guidelines Review - Initial meetings of the drafting committee have helped to connect and align key topics on enforcement, while highlighting prior research around existing processes and gaps within our movement. (continue reading)
  • Targets of Harassment Research - To support the drafting committee, the Wikimedia Foundation has conducted a research project focused on experiences of harassment on Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Functionaries’ Consultation - Since June, Functionaries from across the various wikis have been meeting to discuss what the future will look like in a global context with the UCoC. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable Discussions - The UCoC facilitation team once again, hosted another roundtable discussion, this time for Korean-speaking community members and participants of other ESEAP projects to discuss the enforcement of the UCoC. (continue reading)
  • Early Adoption of UCoC by Communities - Since its ratification by the Board in February 2021, situations whereby UCoC is being adopted and applied within the Wikimedia community have grown. (continue reading)
  • New Timeline for the Interim Trust & Safety Case Review Committee - The CRC was originally expected to conclude by July 1. However, with the UCoC now expected to be in development until December, the timeline for the CRC has also changed. (continue reading)
  • Wikimania - The UCoC team is planning to hold a moderated discussion featuring representatives across the movement during Wikimania 2021. It also plans to have a presence at the conference’s Community Village. (continue reading)
  • Diff blogs - Check out the most recent publications about the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff blog. (continue reading)

Thanks for reading - we welcome feedback about this newsletter. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 02:53, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Pages with template loopsEdit

I noticed there are thousands of articles in Category:Pages with template loops. How are these fixed? Cheers. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 19:19, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

It seems like it's {{Italic title}}. Let me see if I can fix it. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:25, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
The problem appears to have been vandalism to the underlying {{Str ≤ len}} template, which was been reverted and protected. Although {{Italic title}} now appears to work correctly, it will take a while for the maintenance category to refresh. ~ Ningauble (talk) 23:29, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
So it seems we are again having an issue here (that is again causing a problem with the {{Italic title}}). Anyone know what the problem is this time? ~ UDScott (talk) 15:04, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
This time it was vandalism to the underlying {{Str len/core}} template, which was been reverted (same vandal) and protected. Hint: When inexplicable template failures occur, check recent changes in the Template namespace for changes to related templates. (I still think unregistered/unconfirmed users should not be allowed to edit templates.) ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:26, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

No central discussion on the Romanian Wikiquote?Edit

Hello. On the community space of the Romanian WQ, I found no equivalent to a central discussion page. Is it simply me not being able to find it, or is there no central discussion page on the Romanian WQ? Veverve (talk) 00:12, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

@Veverve: Per d:Q16503, it's located at q:ro:Wikicitat:Cafenea. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:34, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Thisarana AramaEdit

Thisarana Arama has been deleted and salted on Wikipedia. The current Wikiquote article appears to primarily be an advertisement. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 14:09, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Agreed - and I've proposed its deletion. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:01, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Call for Candidates for the Movement Charter Drafting CommitteeEdit

Movement Strategy announces the Call for Candidates for the Movement Charter Drafting Committee. The Call opens August 2, 2021 and closes September 1, 2021.

This Committee will have around 15 members. It is expected to represent diversity in the Movement. Diversity includes gender, language, geography, and experience. This comprises participation in projects, affiliates, and the Wikimedia Foundation. You can read the full announcement here.

Will you help move Wikimedia forward in this important role? Submit your candidacy starting from next week here. Please contact with questions. Best,Zuz (WMF) (talk) 13:00, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Board Elections Postponed Until August 18thEdit

Hello, all.

As you know, the Board election was due to open on August 4th. Due to some technical issues with SecurePoll, the election must be delayed by two weeks. This means we plan to launch the election on August 18th, which is the day after Wikimania concludes.

For information on the technical issues, you can see the Phabricator ticket here.

You can also read this announcement in other languages here.

We are truly sorry for this delay and hope that we will get back on schedule on August 18th. We are in touch with the Elections Committee and the candidates to coordinate next steps. We will update the Board election Talk page and this channel as we know more. Best, Zuz (WMF) (talk) 09:36, 3 August 2021 (UTC)