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How we will see unregistered users

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You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

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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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Fumple (talkcontribs)

Dzień dobry, mam pytanie dotyczące zmiany nazwy użytkownika.

Chcę zmienić moją nazwę użytkownika na tym wiki na Fumple, ale nie wiem gdzie o to poprosić.

Przypomniała mi się twoją wiadomość powitalną na mojej stronie dyskusji i pomyślałem, że najlepiej będzie ciebie spytać.

Wargo (talkcontribs)
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Kapsyd (talkcontribs)

Dzień dobry, po co jest MediaWiki?

Wargo (talkcontribs)

To oprogramowanie do tworzenia serwisów typu wiki.

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Arzoper (talkcontribs)

Thanks, explained my problem. Added 5 other issues. Language ml relevancy also.

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BoldLuis (talkcontribs)

Who are autopatrollers?. :-?

Wargo (talkcontribs)

Edits from these users don't need to be marked as patrolled. See Help:patrolled edits. This is for trusted users, so their edits does not need to be checked at first line.

BoldLuis (talkcontribs)

Thank you.

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Hide hover background of userfeedback gadget

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

Hi! When I hover over the thumbs of the userfeedback gadget, they grow a little, but they also get a background color, which crosses the border of the gadget output (div#mw-gadget-userfeedback) because of the grow. This is quite annoying. Could you please add background-color:transparent; to the :hover rule in MediaWiki:Gadget-userfeedback.css? Thanks in advance!

Reminder: Community Insights Survey

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RMaung (WMF) 17:04, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello Wargo

Thank you for hosting the Talk pages consultation 2019 on Polish languages wikis!

I've visited your pages on pl.wp, and on both you have a blue button. That button opens a non-existing page on the main space. I think it is not the expected behavior. :)

I'll also message everyone who volunteered to help to give them some more advice about the consultation. Stay tuned!

Wargo (talkcontribs)

Thanks for reporting this issue! Fixed.

Some news about hosting the Talk pages consultation

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You have volunteered to be a coordinator for the Talk pages consultation 2019. Thank you!

We want to share with you some important information, so as some advice. All of this is based on feedback, observations and some decisions taken around phase 1 of the consultation.

Can you ask for details?

On the already started consultations, we have noticed that some people explain what they wish to have, and they express what they like or dislike about talk pages. However, they don't explain the reasons why.

Explaining why is very important: it allows us to find the common needs between users. Can you please review the feedback already received, and ask for details and "why"?

Reaching at other projects

Most of the consultation pages are hosted on Wikipedia, on several languages. We also need to get the feedback from people who contribute to other projects. Don't forget to invite them to participate (or setup their own consultation page). The more feedback we have, the better.

Reaching at newcomers

Most feedback received so far has come from experienced users. It is unfortunately not representative of all the users who use talk pages. Please consider to send an invite to some active newcomers. Again, the more feedback we have, the better.

To find some newcomers to contact, you can replace the RecentChanges link on your wiki with the following set of filters: Special:RecentChanges?userExpLevel=learner&hidebots=1&translations=filter&hidecategorization=1&hideWikibase=1&namespace=1%3B3%3B5&limit=500&days=30&urlversion=2. It will show the list of users who have made less than 500 edits, and some edits on discussion pages. You can also invite people who left messages on your local Help desk.

Due date is now known!

Community summaries are due by April 6, 2019. We advise communities, especially the ones that would have had collected a lot of replies, to end the conversation by March 31. That way, volunteers will have enough time to wrap up the discussions.

How to close the conversations?

We have seen that some of the coordinators have started the conversations using the usual places to have conversations on their wikis. It is an easy way to reach people. However, since the consultation is based on a different consultation process than the usual ones, those rules regarding how to close conversations may not need to be applied. It is up to you to decide!

And again, thank you for your help!

Trizek (WMF) 17:03, 1 March 2019 (UTC)