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[WMF Board of Trustees - Call for feedback: Community Board seats] Meetings with MediaWiki and Wikitech communities

KCVelaga (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

In this regard, two rounds of feedback meetings are being hosted to collect feedback from the technical communities in Wikimedia. Two rounds are being hosted with the same agenda, to accomodate people from various time zones across the globe. We will be discussing ideas proposed by the Board and the community to address the above mentioned problems. Please sign-up according to whatever is most comfortable to you. You are welcome to participate in both as well!

Also, please share this with other volunteers who might be interested in this. Let me know if you have any questions.

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MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

I don't think I can help you. I'm deleting your comment so others do not get your phone number.

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আপনার জন্য একটি পদক!

RIT RAJARSHI (talkcontribs)
দয়ালু মনোভাবের পদক
Random act of kindness Barnstar for your detailed answer
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আপনার জন্য একটি পদক!

RIT RAJARSHI (talkcontribs)
আসল উইকিপদক
Thank you so much for moving my questions
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May you please help me login. Thank you.

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IBBishops (talkcontribs)
MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)
IBBishops (talkcontribs)

I've looked at several options, can you recommend the easiest one?

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

The easiest, but not the fastest, is MediaWiki's Special:Import page. Then there is the importDump.php script. I've used mwdumper, but it isn't being maintained any more.

So, it looks like pywikibot is your best choice. I can only offer that someone in this chat room might be able to help.

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Antonkarpp (talkcontribs)

Now I have the following problem: I have the Near Near feature, i.e. GeoData. I have written Geodata nearby and true position LocalSettings.php together and came to my wiki nearby function. But now when the king "show nearby articles," it says, "There's a problem with Nearby. Try updating the location." What to do?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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Antonkarpp (talkcontribs)

I already have that MobileFrontend. Take a look at these pictures, among other things, and you'll see: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/Advanced_mode_-_1.png/220px-Advanced_mode_-_1.png







Those are such magical add-ons to the mobile interface, but I don’t know where to get these “advanced mode” settings on my own wiki.

Copied by: Project:Support desk my same comment.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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Search error creating custom namespaces

ClageLG (talkcontribs)

Hello MarkAHershberger,

some months ago you requested debug logs from that Topic:Vbps68wp2h51ifg6, but received no answer for almost half a year. But the problem still exists. In addition to the opener of the thread, there are currently two people facing this problem. I am not enough expert in SQL but I can provide you with all kinds of debug output needed. Like the thread opener we have also created a custom namespace, but the outdated index of the search engine was realized later. Therefore I can not clearly state a causal connection. Looking at the SQL statements in the debug output of updateSearchIndex.php the SELECT statement used for LOCK TABLES is completely the same as the one used afterwards causing the <code>Error: 1100 Table 'temp_rev_comment' was not locked with LOCK TABLES</code>. Any help would be very welcome.

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Tmhoskins (talkcontribs)

Any reason why no one will help me out with my LdapAUth questions?

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

I was responding in a reverse chronological order.

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