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

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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. KCVelaga (WMF), 14:38, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

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Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Bonjour (or Bonsoir!) Pols12 :) I was wondering if you might have time and interest to help with some translations for a new project that I think the French communities might be especially interested in. The massmessage that we want to deliver on Monday is at Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements/Outreach and the main documentation page is at Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements. Anything you can do for those 2 pages, would be greatly appreciated!

Pols12 (talkcontribs)

I had seen the message on Translators-l, however my time is currently really limited.

I’ve just finished to translate outreach message.

I will try to translate documentation page before Monday, but I can’t promise you that one.

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Merci beaucoup! That piece helps immensely.

For the documentation page, even just a few of the paragraphs or captions could help. Getting it started is the hard part! I'll try asking another translator for additional help with that, too.

I hope you have a good weekend. :)

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Salut. :) Thank you for translating the Prototype pages already! There is one small change (I added a link) and one new very short string, in Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Prototype_testing/fr. That will be going out next Monday, if you have a moment before then. Cheers.

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Summary by Pols12

Welcome and thanks for the translation.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Welcome to MediaWiki.org!

Yes, welcome! This site is dedicated to documenting the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site useful documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks! - :p, thanks for the translations!

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