ውክፔዲያ ውይይት:ምንጭጌ

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ዘልለው ለመሔድ፦ የማውጫ ቁልፎችፍለጋ
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'የመንደሩ ቧምቧ' -> ምንጭጌ[ኮድ አርም]

[ለአዘጋጅ አስተያየት፤ "የመንደሩ ቧምቧ" ፈረንጆች "ካልክ ትራንስሌሽን" የሚሉት ዐይነት ነው። ስለኾነም የ እንግሊዝኛውን ፈሊጣዊ ፍቺ ለዐማርኛ ተናጋሪ አያስተላልፍም። ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ መንደርተኞች ዜና ከሚለዋወጡባቸው ወይም ችግሮቻቸውን ከሚወያዩባቸው ስፍራዎች አንዱ ምንጭ (በገጠር) ወይም ቦኖ ውሃ (በከተማ) ነው፤ እዚያ ወሃ ለመቅዳት ወይም ለዐጠባ ሲኼዱ ይገናኛሉና። ስለዚህ "ምንጭጌ" ወይም "የምንጭጌ ወግ" የ እንግሊዝኛውን ፍቺ በቅጡ ለማስተላለፍ የሚችል ይመስለኛል። ምንጭጌ = ምንጭ+ጌ = የምንጭ ቦታ።] ግርማ ጌታኹን

ጥሩ ነው! ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 23:04, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

መልካም አዲስ አመት[ኮድ አርም]

እንኳን ለአዲሱ የኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አደረሳችሁ! ለሁላችንም የሰላም፣ የጤናን እና የብልጽግና ዘመን ይሁንልን። ዊኪፔዲያችንም የሚያድግበት ይሆን ዘንድ እመኛለሁ።

                                                     መልካም አዲሰ አመት

ፍለጋ በአማርኛ[ኮድ አርም]

ሰላም! በስተግራ በኩል ከማውጫው ስር ያለው የፍለጋ textbox በአማርኛ እንዲሰራ ማድረግ ይቻል ይሆን?

ከምስጋና ጋር Abdissa Aga 15:50, 17 August 2006 (UTC) መልካም አመት

javascript -show/hide[ኮድ አርም]

I was wondering if there is such a javascript already in use on Wikipedia. I was hoping to apply it to the info boxes (font and composing in Amharic) at Abdissa Aga/ዋናው ገጽ. Thanks in advance, አብዲሣ አጋ »ጭውውት|አስተዋጽኦ« 18:26, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Year Articles[ኮድ አርም]

Hi, I came here for interwiki linking 'year' articles to the Ripuarian Wikipedia. I've seen in Category:መንታ_መንገዶች that there are only few 'year' articles that could be interwiki linked. As it seems, these articles are pretty systematic, and boring to type. They could as well be automatically generated by a bot. If you agree, and if you can provide me with the exact information of how the calendars relate, or point me to list, an article, a website, etc. explaining it in a language that I understand, I could set a bot up that would do the labour of adding these articles. Let me know on my talk page if you like me to do that. Ripuarian Wikipedia User Purodha aka Purodha Blissenbach 15:06, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Jahresartikel
Hallo, ich bin hierhergekommen, um Jahreartikel mit der Ripuarischen Wikipedia zu verlinken. In der Category:መንታ_መንገዶች sehe ich, daß es bisher nur wenige gibt, die man bereits verlinken könnte. Sie sehen alle sehr ähnlich aus, langweilig zum Eingeben. Sie könnten genausogut automatisch von einem Programm (Bot) angelegt werden. Wenn Ihr hier einverstanden seid, und mir die notwendigen Informationen geben könnt oder einen Artikel oder eine Webseite nennen könnt, wo ich in einer für mich verständlichen Sprache finde, wie die Kalender ineinander umgerechnet werden, dann könnte ich einen Bot aufetzen, der die Arbeit des Anlegens übernimmt. Eine Nachricht auf meiner Gesprächsseite wär schon, dann packe ich das an. Mitmacher Purodha in der Wikipedia für ripuarische Sprachen alias Purodha Blissenbach 15:06, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

If you want to make እ.ኤ.አ. disambiguation pages for any European years from 1901 to 2099, they all start the new Ethiopian year on Sep. 11, except for the years listed in the first column at Wikipedia:የቀን መለወጫ, when they start on Sep. 12. So the articles for 1999 እ.ኤ.አ., 1995 እ.ኤ.አ., 1991 እ.ኤ.አ., 1987 እ.ኤ.አ., etc. should follow the pattern of 2003 እ.ኤ.አ.. Years before 1901 would follow a different pattern. Years from 9 on can be determined from the software at http://www.funaba.org/en/calendar-conversion.cgi . The disambiguation pages do increase the article count, but ideally links to them will eventually be replaced with links pointing to the correct Ethiopian year, so they are of temporary use and have only been created on an as-needed basis. I can always find out if any are in greater demand by checking the top 1000 Special:Wantedpages which shows how many redlinks each one has in other pages. For example, right now 1976 እ.ኤ.ኣ. at #745 is the most wanted such page, with two pages containing this redlink, and they are a user page and the associated talk page, not even articles. (For consistency the last character would be spelled አ. instead of ኣ.) In other words, these year disambiguation pages are not a really great priority at the moment.
My procedure for creating regular year pages that show events has also been to pick the years off the wanted list that have the most listable events on other articles. When we got about five years in any one decade, I created these decade indexes: 1950ዎቹ and 1960ዎቹ. If you look at these two articles, it seems like something a bot could be programmed to do for other decades, that would be very useful. The three links at top are previous, current and next centuries, in all cases the century number such as 19, 20, 21 can be followed by ኛ (ordinal suffix). The links in the second section are decades, note that in all these cases the decade number is followed by ዎቹ, except for the '10s which is followed by ሮቹ. The third section has links to the years in that decade, note that all of these articles have also been made to link to each other, which could also be automated. Can your bot do that? Cheers ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 15:59, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
My bot is currently creating stub articles for those (european) years from 1 to 2010 which do not exist yet, that is ~850 new articles. They have already links to the እ.ኤ.አ. disambiguation pages - I do not mind to create all of those ~1980 articles with the bot, too. My labour is the same, no matter how many pages created. I understand that the disambiguation articles are unimportant for you, but I see them as valuable for interlinking between the wikies of various languages and cultures. I think, there is nothing else, that an article about an european year of an european Wikipedia could link to in the Amharic Wikipedia, isn't it? Also, even if there are not many Ethiopian year articles yet, they will come, and it's nice the have the links already in place, I think. --Purodha Blissenbach 12:07, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay, several external incidents kept me from continuing. Now, I have a bot setup ready for the year disambiguation articles, as the 1st step. These questions remain:
  1. The article 1889 እ.ኤ.አ. starts with Template:ሹካ, which is different from all other such articles. The others use Template:መንታ, which is also called internally by Template:ሹካ, so finally there is currently not a real difference between them.
  2. Inside Template:መንታ, there is the code to put the pages including it into the category:መንታ መንገዶች.
    Quoting from my talk page:
    (...) The category መንታ መንገዶች means all disambiguation pages, not just the year-related ones. They may need to be moved to another subcat at some point, which I know is a lot of work. (...) ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 12:31, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
    Thus I suggest these amendments:
    1. Give Template:መንታ a parameter, which is the name of the category. If the parameter is omitted, then the category:መንታ መንገዶች is automatically used. Else, it would usually be a subcat thereof.
      (Since that does not break anything, I simply implement that. If you feel that would be a bad idea, just revert my chance)
    2. In the disambiguation articles, such as 2000 እ.ኤ.አ., the bot might use {{:Template:መንታ|መንታ መንገዶች}} which can later be changed if needed in all bot created articles, or better, the bot uses a new template which only calls {{:Template:መንታ|መንታ መንገዶች}} internally, so we have only one central place at which all year disambiguation articles can be put in a subcategory with only one change. I strongly suggest the latter, but I don't know how to name the new template in amharic.
  3. I suggest to have a template for the two lines of disambiguation displaying the dates a well. Thus, if modifications should be required at some time in the future, they need to be made only at one place.
Since I do not know how the suggested templates should be named, I give them temporary names, and ask you to alter them to something useful in amharic language. I let the bot upload 2000 እ.ኤ.አ. with the temporary names Template:European year A.D. disambiguation head and Template:European year_A.D. disambiguation text , so as to have a sample demonstrating how they work. --Purodha Blissenbach 16:18, 13 December 2006 (UTC)


This looks great, I suggest the subcat with all the European year disambig pages be called Category:ፈረንጅ አመቶች ("European years"). It doesn't matter what you call the template, you can use whatever works...! ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 16:49, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
I don't mind, but do you really want templates having english names ? Hm, I see already some listed here. Ok with me. --Purodha Blissenbach 17:42, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, templates can always be moved later, that's easy! ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 18:14, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Although a bot could do that, keep in mind, that you'll possibly have ~2000 year articles that need to be altered, if you rename them later! --Purodha Blissenbach 18:25, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
The pages the bot made so far end in እ.ኤ.ኣ. like some of the one that already were there... but others end in እ.ኤ.አ. (I don't know if you saw the slight difference in the last character). Either one is considered correct, but I would prefer to have them all end in እ.ኤ.አ. instead of እ.ኤ.ኣ. I was also wondering if we ought to link the words January September and December, they can always redirect to articles explaining those months. As for the templates, moving them later wouldn't involve changing every article because a redirected template automatically calls the template through the old name. Thanks for all your help! ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 00:19, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
On my display, the difference between አ and ኣ is a bit hard to recognize, depending on the font. One of them was used in the page title, the other in the page text, that I took as a refeernce. Since you essentially say, they are interchangeable, I tried to make it so, as you said, and in addition add a redirect from the ...ኣ. page titles to the ...አ. page titles for all years, since users can likely be expected to be typing either. Unfortunately, the pywikipediabot software framework that I am building upon, refuses to accept አ as a valid unicode character. I yet have to find out why, and what to do. --Purodha Blissenbach 22:59, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
All technical problems solved. The work can begin.
  • May I suggest to flag Purbo T as a bot, if you like so, so as to not have it clutter the RecentChanges for everyone?
  • If you don't advise otherwise, existing year articles shall be replaced so as to have them all uniformly use the templates. Edit history is kept, of course.
  • Usually, the bot would run at a pace of about 4 edits a minute, thus it would take roughly about a day to have all year articles and redirects created. Please tell me, if you like something else. Both quicker and slower are possible.
Greetings --Purodha Blissenbach 08:52, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Unfortunately, only someone at Bureaucrat level or higher can give a bot flag, and we have no Bureaucrat here, so that means only a steward from :meta can flag a bot. If it only takes a day or so, at least it won't be a permanent problem. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 15:30, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh, then I was probably mistaken, thinking an admin was needed. Ok, I'll let it run more quickly, then. Indeed few hours is not a real problem, and getting a stewart doing someting is imho not worth the efford. --Purodha Blissenbach 16:11, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

ከተለያዩ መጣጥፎች የተዛወሩ የጋሻው ደረሶ ቃላት[ኮድ አርም]

ስላም ጤና ይሥጥልኝ እንደምን አላችሁ እኔ ወንድማችሁ ጋሻው ደረሶ ነኝ

የስላምታ ደብዳቤ ለክቡረ ለአገሬ ለኢትዮጵያ እንዲሁም ኢትዮጵያ ለሚገኙት ዘመዶች ለሁሉም ስላምና ጤና እንዲሁም ህብትን ብልጽግና እመኛለሁኝ ከልቤ ስው ሁኖ መለየት አይቀርምና ከሁሉም ጋራ ተለያየሁኝ እና ወድ እሥራኤል ሀገረ ሔድኩኝ መሔዴ ነው እኔሥ መሔዴ ደረስ የምጠጣው ውሐ ምንጩ ደፈረስ እኔሥ እወዳት የነበረችው ልጅ መልሳ ሥጠላይ የምመልስው ሳጣ ብስቃይም ቅሉ እንኳን ከዚሕ ደረሥሁ የማያስኝ ነገር ነው የገጠመኝ እኔሥ ::? እኔ ወንድማችሁ ጋሻው ደርሶ ወይም ሙሉጌታ እባላልሁኝ

አንክን ልግና ብል ብስላም አድርሳችው 2007 ግብሬአሌ ክስረአኤል ክልጅ[ኮድ አርም]

ኤትይጵይን ይውጭ ህግሬት ይውደታል ልምንድ ንው? ኤትይጵይ ህይራኦ ትስማሜ ይህንው ምንስለላት ንው? ትንሽ ላይብረር ልን ይችላለ?

በመጀመሪያ ስላምና ጤና ክቡርና ምሥጋና ለእናንተ ይሁን እስኪ ልበለው ለህገሩ ሰላምታ ለኤትዮጵያ ልጆች በመጀመርያ ስላምታ ላቅርብ እላቸው ምንም ቢሆን ስላም እና ጤና ነው: እንደምን ከረማችሁ

ፍቅር እስከመቃብር[ኮድ አርም]

(ከሌላ ቦታ የተዛወረ መልእክት)

በመጀመሪያ ስላምና በማለት ጊዘንንን አናባክንንም በዚህም ያተነሳ የሚቀፕለውን ዘመን አንተከም በማለት በፕብቅ ማሳስበ ነው ለማለት ይሁን በማለት ሊሆንም የሚልም ቢሆን አኑም በዚህ የተነሳ መስሎ ይታያል በማለት ደግሞም ጊዘንም ለመተቆም ስንል በመላውም ዐለም የሚኖሩም ሰዎች መንቃት አለባችሁ ለማለትም ይሆናል ለማለት ፈልገን ይመስል ነበር ለማለት ሳይሆን አይቀርም ቢሆንም እንካን የዚሁ ትምህርት ን የሚያከፍ ምን


የአለነበት ዘመን ምንም አያኮራም መቸም ጊዘም በዚሁ ሲያልቅ ደግመው ለማሰቃየት ሲነሱ መቸም የአለም መዛለቂያ የላትም ማለትም ግደታም የለው ምን ያስፍው


መቸም የዘመኑ ነገር አላኮራም ቢኮሩም የሚከተለውም ነገር አይታወቅም እንበልም በማለት ስው ጊዝን ለማፕፋት ፈቃደፕች አይደለሁም በማለት ነበር የማበቃው ጎበዝ


ምንድነው ይኼ ጽሑፍ??? "ፍክር እስክምክብር"?? 'ፍቅር እስከመቃብር' ይኾን??--Bulgew1 17:09, 21 ሜይ 2008 (UTC)

የምስራች![ኮድ አርም]

የምስራች! የMediawiki አማርኛ መልክ አሁን ለሥራዎች ሁሉ ቀስ በቀስ እየተዘጋጀ ነው። ይህ ማለት በማንኛውም Wikimedia ድረ-ገጽ ላይ (ለምሳሌ በእንግሊዝኛ ዊኪፔድያ) በብዕር ስም ለገቡት ሰዎች ወደ 'ምርጫዎች' ('preferences') በመሔድ ከመልኩ ቋንቋ ('Language:') ሳጥን 'am - አማርኛ' የሚል ምርጫ አሁን ይኖራል።

ለልዩ 'am:' ሳይቶች (ውክሽኔሪ፣ ወዘተ.) ደግሞ የአማርኛ መልክ ለሚገቡም ለማይገቡም ሰዎች በቀጥታ አሁን ይታያል። 'system messages' በማስተካከል መልኩን በተለይ ለነዚህ ዊኪዎች ለመቀየር የሚችሉ admin-ኦቹ ብቻ ናቸው። ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 16:25, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

ለዚህ ዊኪ ከዲፎልቱ ፎንት ለላ መጠቀም ይቻላል ወይ?[ኮድ አርም]

ለዚህ ዊኪ ከዲፎልቱ ፎንት ለላ መጠቀም ይቻላል ወይ? ለምሳሌ አንድ ዩዘር አቢሲኒካ ሲል ሚባለውን ፎንት ለመጠቀም ከፈለገስ?

አመሰግናልሁ (ያልተፈረመ ከ24.19.242.49 በ10:32, 19 ጁላይ 2008)

Wikipedia logo project[ኮድ አርም]

English: Hello! This is a message to inform all the Wikipedias that there is an ongoing project to fix the errors in the Wikipedia logo. There's also a plan to add more characters in the blank spaces and find characters for the other sides of the globe. Feel to visit the page on Meta-Wiki and discuss it on the talk page. If this message has arrived in the wrong place, please update the distribution list. Thank you, and see you on Meta! Bastique 17:16, 15 ኦክቶበር 2008 (UTC)

አማርኛ: Please translate this message!

The most often used MediaWiki messages[ኮድ አርም]

Hoi, the most often used MediaWiki messages (less than 25% of all MediaWiki messages) are the most visible messages. They help our readers and editors the most. We are aiming to get these messages localised for as many languages as possible by the end of the year. Please help us and yourself and localise these messages. Thanks, GerardM 10:17, 17 ኖቬምበር 2008 (UTC)

የዚሁ ዊኪፔድያ ታዋቂነት???[ኮድ አርም]

አሁን በእንግሊዝኛው ዊኪፔድያ ላይ፣ ስለዚሁ «አማርኛ ዊኪፔድያ» የሆነው መጣጥፍ ታዋቂነት በማጣቱ መጣጥፉ ዝም ብሎ እንዲጠፋ የሚል ውይይት ቀርቧል። እኔ ይህንን ሀሣብ በጭራሽ እቃውማለሁ፤ ይህ አማርኛ ዊኪፔድያ ለእንግሊዝኛ ዊኪፔድያ አንባብያን በ'ታዋቂነት' ረገድ እንደሚበቃ ይመስለኛል። ከውክፔድያዎች ሁሉ ይህኛው መጀመርያ የፊደል አገባብ ዘዴ አስለማ፤ ይህም ዘዴ በህንዳውያን ልሳናት ውክፔድያዎች ደግሞ ሲጠቀም ኖሯል። እንዲሁም የኛ ሶፍትዌር ጎበዞች እንኳን ከማንኛውም ማሽን ፊደሉ በግልጽ እንዲታይ አድርገዋል። ለታላቁ አባት ውክፔድያ ለእንግሊዝኛው ውክፔድያ በቂ ታዋቂነት እንዳለው የማይስት ነገር አይደለም? እባካችሁ ውይይቱን በዚያ ውክፔድያ አግኝታችሁ ተቆጠሩ! -- አባል:B'er Rabbit 12:59, 22 ጁን 2009 (UTC)

አንዳችም ሰው ስንኳ ይህንን ጉዳይ ስላልጠበቀ፣ ውጤቱ ጠቃሚ አልነበረም። አማርኛ ውክፔድያን የማይወደው ወገን በእንግሊዝኛ ውክፔድያ ላይ የድምጽ ብዛት ስለ ነበራቸው፣ መጣጥፉ ከዚያው ቋንቋ ውክፔድያ አሁን ጠፍቷል። የሰጡትም ምክንያት በቂ ታዋቂነት በማጣት ነበረ። አባል:B'er Rabbit 11:43, 3 ጁላይ 2009 (UTC)

The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live[ኮድ አርም]

The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within *** hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.

The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner

What this means for you[ኮድ አርም]

Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.

Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.

Why localise at translatewiki.net[ኮድ አርም]

When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.

Translatewiki.net update[ኮድ አርም]

  • Currently 69.61% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.62% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:35, 28 ሰፕቴምበር 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 69.49% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.50% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 09:24, 1 ኖቬምበር 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 69.57% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.68% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:53, 30 ኖቬምበር 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 70.41% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.64% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:01, 4 ጃንዩዌሪ 2010 (UTC)

How can we improve the usability for your language[ኮድ አርም]

We expect that with the implementation of LocalisationUpdate the usability of MediaWiki for your language will improve. We are now ready to look at other aspects of usability for your language as well. There are two questions we would like you to answer: Are there issues with the new functionality of the Usability Initiative Does MediaWiki support your language properly

The best way to answer the first question is to visit the translatewiki.net. Change the language to your language, select the “vector” skin and add the advanced tool bar in in the preferences and check out the new functionality. And make some changes in your user page. When there is a need to improve on the localisation, please make the necessary changess . It should update your localisation straight away. We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_issues.

When there are problems with the support of MediaWiki for your language, we really want to know about this. It is best to report each issue separately. In this way there will be no large mass of issues to resolve but we can address each issue on its own. Consider issues with the display of characters, the presentation of your script, the position of the side bar, the combination of text with other languages, scripts. It is best to try this in an environment like the prototype wiki as it provides you with a clean, basic and up to date environment. The prototype wiki is available for five languages but you can select any of them, change the preferences to your language and test out MediaWiki for your language.

We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language issues. The issues you raise will all be assessed. It is important to keep each issue separate, because this will make it easier to understand the issues and find solutions.

PS This text has been approved by Naoko, Brion and Siebrand. Thanks, GerardM 13:35, 28 ሰፕቴምበር 2009 (UTC)

am. in 11th place (out of 179 wps with over 1000 articles) in "Edits per article"[ኮድ አርም]

በአንድ እስታቲስቲክስ ረገድ ይህ አማርኛ ዊኪፔዲያ ከሁሉ (269 ቋንቋዎች) 11ኛው ቦታ አለው!

ከ269ኙ ቋንቋዎች ውክፔድያዎች መካከል፣ 179 ብቻ ከ1 ሺ መጣጥፎች በላይ በSeptember 2009 እ.ኤ.አ. ነበሯቸው። ይህ አማርኛ ዊኪፔድያ (3.4 ሺ መጣጥፎች፣ 128ኛው) ይጠቅልላል። ከነዚህም 179 ትልልቅ ውክፔድያዎች ውስጥ፣ «ለውጦች በየመጣጥፉ» ለሚለው የእስታቲስቲክስ ቁጥር፣ አማርኛ ውክፔድያ 11ኛ ነው። [1]

በዚህ ውክፔድያ ለያንዳንዱ መጣጥፍ ባማካኝ 32.6 ለውጦች ተደረጉበት። ይህን ቁጥር 10 ትልልቅ ውክፔድያዎች ብቻ ይበልጣሉ። እነሱም፦

እነዚህ ቁጥሮች ለSeptember 2009 ናቸው። በተረፈ በ2009 ወሮች ደግሞ የአማርኛ ውክፔድያ ቦታ በዚህ ርገድ ከፍተኛ ነው። በJanuary፣ 17ኛው ቦታ ሲሆን በJuly፣ 10ኛው ቦታ ነበረ!

ከ269 ቋንቋዎች ውክፔድያዎች በሙሉ (ከነትንንሹ) የአማርኛ ውክፔድያ «ለውጦች በየመጣጥፉ» ቦታ እንደገና ከፍተኛ ነው - 27ኛው ቦታ (ከ269) በSeptember 2009። ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 19:05, 2 ኖቬምበር 2009 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[ኮድ አርም]

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

To search articles in their english title name:[ኮድ አርም]

ባለፈው ከElfalem ጋር ስለአማርኛው ፊደላት ተወያይተን ነበር። I have noticed that in other Wikipedias like Arabic Wikipedia anyone can search an article with English name and get the article in Arabic. Since redirecting may not solve the problem permanently and the Amharic font may not be visible on the machine of every user, we can add the article's corresponding English name on the body of the article so users can find the Amharic body of the article by using it's English title name. Please በዚህ ላይ ሀሳባችሁን እፈልጋለሁ። አመሠግናለሁAniten21 19:29, 11 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

Please we got to talk about this. Since the Amharic language has it's own rules of spelling a word, we have to decide which rules are useful for this site and which are not. ምሳሌ፡ ፀሐይ is the correct spelling but users write ጸሀይ as these letters appear on one hit. But the article can't be found using this name and the user miss that well bodied article. So here the Amharic spelling language affect our site negatively. Please I need your idea on this issue.Aniten21 15:30, 12 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

I just took care of that one easily just by clicking the red link and making a redirect! 141.152.24.211 15:33, 12 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

I know you can do that but what I am saying redirecting is the solution but not permanent since users who contribute can't redirect every combination of that word or phrase. Is that the only solution we got?Aniten21 15:47, 12 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

Well at least it is the easiest one! And with the ይዛውር tab at the top of your page, you can also move any article to a more "correct" spelling at any time, and the redirect is automatically created! 141.152.24.211 15:49, 12 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

Well I need some clarifications but for now thank you Codex. Now tell me which time do you be online here because the knowledge I get now in two minutes is that one that I can't get it in even two days if I don't get you online. So tell me and thank youAniten21 15:58, 12 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

Well I usually do get to check it around this time of day! And thank you! 141.152.24.211 16:00, 12 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

thank you and have a nice...Aniten21 16:01, 12 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

This links to an interesting and helpful tool that I use from time to time, to help with finding all redlinks (in categorised articles only) for possible redirects from other spellings, after an article is created:

http://toolserver.org/~magnus/missingtopics.php?language=am&project=wikipedia&depth=10&category=%E1%88%98%E1%8C%A3%E1%8C%A5%E1%8D%8E%E1%89%BD&article=&wikimode=0&limitnum=0&notemplatelinks=0&nosingles=1

ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 15:08, 27 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

እድገቱን እናፋጥነው[ኮድ አርም]

በአብዛሀኛው ጊዜ የምጠቀምባቸው ኮምፒውተሮች Public ናቸው። ስለዚህ በየተጠቀምኩባቸው ኮምፒውተሮች ላይ የአማርኛውን ዊኪፒዲያ Home Page ማድረግ ያስደስተኛል። ምክንያቱም ይህን ካደረግኩ ሌሎች የኮምፒውተሩ ተጠቃሚዎች ስለገጹ ግንዛቤ እንዲኖራቸው ያደርጋል። ሌሎች እንደ'ኔ Public ኮምፒውተሮች የምትጠቀሙ ተመሳሳይ ነገሮችን ብታደርጉ መልካም ነው። በዚህ ላይ ብንወያይ የብዙ ተጠቃሚዎችን ቀልብ መሳብ እንችላለን። Aniten21 07:37, 20 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

የኔ ሀሳብ በተለያዩ የአማርኛ የውይይት መድረኮች (forums) ላይ መልዕክት መተው ነው። ምን ይመስላቹዋል። Elfalem 03:04, 21 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

ከElfalem ጋር ተመሳሳይ ሀሳብ አለኝ ነገር ግን በተለያዩ የውይይት ፕሮግራሞች ላይ ስለ ገጹ ለማስተዋወቅ የማንችልበት ዋናው ችግር ለገጹ ተወካይ መሆናችንን የሚናገር መረጃ ስለሌለን የመድረክ ቦታ አይሰጠንም። በዚህም ስለገጹ መናገር አንችልም።Aniten21 05:26, 22 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

የይፋ መረጃ ባይኖረንም፣ በግለሰብ መጠን ስለ ውክፔዲያ ጥቅም ማውራት እንችላለን። Elfalem 00:04, 23 ሜይ 2010 (UTC)

አዲስ የልምድ መጣጥፍ[ኮድ አርም]

Greetings! First, I would like to express my gratitude for the large amount of activity I have observed over the past few days. I have seen an explosive growth regarding the rate at which new articles are being created. I just wanted to announce that I have drafted a guideline for the layout of an article at Wikipedia:የመጣጥፍ አቀማመጥ ልምድ. It consists of very basic conventions to follow when editing. Please add (or subtract) what you think is necessary. Thanks! Elfalem 03:45, 7 ጁን 2010 (UTC)

የዕድገት ፍጥነቱ እኔንም አስደንቆኛል። በተለይም አዲስ የመጡት አባል ጥሩ መነቃቃትን ፈጥረዋል። ሌላው የልምድ መጣጥፉን ተመልክቼዋለሁ፤ መልካም ነው። ይህ በተለይ አዳዲስ ተጠቃሚዎችን ይረዳል። እንዲያውም በዋናው ገጽ ላይ ርዕሱ ቢካተት ጥሩ ይመስለኛል። እኛም የተቻለንን እንጨምርበታለን።--Aniten21 23:32, 13 ጁን 2010 (UTC)

ከ'Global Sysop' እንወጣ ስምምነታችሁን ስጡ እባካችሁ![ኮድ አርም]

ባለፈው አመት 'Global sysops' የሚባል ማዕረግ ትንንሽ ውክፔድያዎችን ለማስተዳደር በwikimedia meta ላይ ተፈጥሯል። የኛ ስፋት እስካሁን ትንሽ ሆኖ ስለሚቆጠር፣ እነዚህ ዓለም አቀፍ መጋቢዎች በዚህ አንቀጾችን ለማጥፋት ምናምን ይችላሉ። በዚህ ሁናቴ አማርኛ ሳያውቁ ሳያንቡ ስኅተት ሊሠሩ ይቻላል። እዚህ አማርኛ ውክፔድያ ላይ ለመሀይም ሳይሶፕ ምንም አስፈላጊነት የለንም። ለማንኛውም ተጠቃሚ መጋቢ ለመሆን የሚችልበት ዘዴ ቀላል ነው። በአማርኛ ውክፔድያ የሳይሶፕ ሥራ ለመሥራት የሚያስፈልገው የአማርኛ ችሎታ ነው። ስለዚህ ወደ እስክንድርያ ሳንሄድ እባካችሁ ከዚህ ሥር ሳይሶፕ አማርኛን ማቻል ግዴታ እንዲሆን ስምምነታችሁን አቅርቡ። አመስግናልሁ፣ --ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 15:32, 16 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)

እኔ እስማማለው። አይደለም መጋቢ ወይም ሳይሶፕ ለመሆን፣ ለማንኛውም አባል በጣም ጠቃሚ አስተዋጽኦችን ያለአማርኛ ማበርከት ያስቸግራል። Elfalem 23:33, 18 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)
እኔ የአለም አቀፍ መጋቢዎች መኖርን አልቃወምም ነገር ግን እኛው ለራሳች መሆን አንሰናል ወይ?
ሜታ ዊኪ ለአለም አቀፍ መጋቢዎችን ስልጣን ለመስጠት ሁለት መመሪያዎችን ብቻ ነው ያስቀመጠው
  1. ከ 10 ያነሰ አስተዳዳሪ ያላቸው
  2. ለሁለት ተከታታይ ወራት ከ 3 ያነሱ አስተዳዳሪዎች ብቻ ተሳትፎ ካደረጉ፤

በጣም ታማኝ የተባሉ የዊኮፒዲያ ተጠቃሚዎች በአለም አቀፍ መጋቢነት ስም ቁጥጥ ማድረግ ይጀምራሉ የሚል ይመስለኛል።
ካልተሳሳትኩ የኛ ዊኪ ከ 5,895 በላይ የተመዘገብ ተጠቃሚዎች ይዟል ነገር ግን ላለፉት 30 ቀናት ከ 32 ያልበለጡ አባላት ብቻ እንቅስቃሴ አድርገዋል እናም 1 አስተዳዳሪና 5 መጋቢዎች አሉን። የኛ ዊኪ መስፈርቱ እንዳላሟላ በግልፅ እናውቃን። ነገር ግን መስፈርቱን ለማለፍ ምን እናድርግ ብለን ብንወያያ የተሻለ ይመስለኛል። ነገር ግን እኔም ማየት የምፈልገው እራሳችን ችለን መንቀሳቀስ ስንጀምር ነው። ምስጋናዬን ለጠንካሮቹ አባላት እያቀረብኩ እኔም የበኩሌን አስተዋፃኦ ለማድረግ ቃል ገብቻለሁ መልካም ጊዜ።

አመሰግናለሁ --Hinstein talk 12:17, 19 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)

ሰላሙ፣ 'አስተዳዳሪ' ስትል ለሁለት ልዩ ልዩ ደረጃዎች ትርጉም እንዳደረ ይመስላል። ከ10 ያነሰ አስተዳዳሪ ማለት ከ10 ያነሰ መጋቢ (ሳይሶፕ / አድሚን) ማለት ነው። 1 አስተዳዳሪና 5 መጋቢዎች አሉን ስትል ደግሞ አስተዳዳሪ ማለት 'ቢሮክራት' ሆነ።

'ቢሮክራት' በእንግሊዝኛ አማርኛ እንዲህ ይመስላል! 'ቢሮክራት' የሚለው ቃል በእንግሊዝኛ ግን አንዳንዴ መጥፎ ሀሳብ ያለው ትርጉም ሊኖረው ይችላል (ስዕሉን እንደሚያሳይ!) ስለዚህ 'ቢሮክራት' መባል አልፈለኩም። 'መባቅር' የምለውን ቃል ከአራማይክ በብድር ወሰድኩ። በገዳም የብራናዎች ክፍል እረኛ እንደ ማለት ነው። ከክብር ጋራ፣ ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 03:39, 20 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)

Global sysop - ተጨማሪ አስተያየት ያስፈልጋል[ኮድ አርም]

በላይ ያሉት 2 አስተያየቶች ከ'Global sysop' ለማውጣት እንደማይበቃ በMeta ተብያለሁ። እባካችሁ, በላይ ያለውን ሁሉ በደንብ አንብባችሁ ስምምነታችሁን እዚህ ስጡ። እግዜር ይስጥልኝ፤ ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 18:00, 31 ኦክቶበር 2010 (UTC)

ይቅር - አሁን ለግዜው ከGlobal sysop' ወጣነ። ወደፊት በዚያ እንዳንመልስ ተስፋዬ ነው! ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 18:56, 31 ኦክቶበር 2010 (UTC)
እኛ እራሳችንን በብቃት ማስተዳደር ስለምንችል፣ ከGlobal sysop መውጣታችን ጥሩ ነው። ወደፊት እኛን የመሳሰሉት ውክፔዲያዎች እንዳይገቡ ግን የSmall Wiki Monitoring Team መመሪያ ቢኖራቸው ጥሩ ነው። Elfalem 04:20, 1 ኖቬምበር 2010 (UTC)

Hallo Codex (ፈቃደ), Elfalem & Bulgew1[ኮድ አርም]

If you go to my አባል ገጽ you will see my attempt at a new main page to coincide with the new wikipedia look. I would really appreciate if you guys give me ideas suggestion and criticisms. I am thinking making the main page more dynamic so we have information on new articles right upfront, and then having a separate page for learners which will be accessible from the top tabs, as well so that the main page does not look congested I am thinking moving all "selected articles", "wikipedia language" and "wikipedia sisters" into their own pages which will be accessible again via tabs.

THANK YOU! Hgetnet 00:26, 23 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)

Good work! With regard to the "wikipedia languages" section, I've been wondering if we shouldn't just scrap it, since it hasn't been much maintained for years, and is probably badly out of date, and we might not really need it. The other wikis are constantly growing, but we could just link to the latest complete list at metawiki, that is regularly updated. Cheers, ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 02:35, 23 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)
Wow! You keep on amazing me, Hgetnet. First I would like to point out my favorite parts. I think the transparent globe logo with the welcome message and today's date is simply PERFECT. I also really like the big Lalibela picture although we might need to polish it to make it look smoother but that is not a big issue at all. The small box that says "ምርጥ ጽሁፎች" kind of looks out of place and it keeps moving around when you change tabs. Regarding the color combination, we will eventually have to settle with either the purple theme or the older green one because they don't nice together in my opinion. Overall, very nice job and let me know if you need help with anything. Elfalem 05:26, 23 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)
ፈቃደ: since I did not know how to link to the latest language list I have left it as it is. If you can show me how, I can then link it up. Elfalem: as u suggested I have fixed the lalibela picture. I know it makes the page a little contrived but I felt if I left it out the page will look very cold and unresponsive. So i tried to make it feel a little unique by including the pic. The ምርጥ ጽሁፍ issue is now fixed. The color combo is still up for discussion. This is by no means the final product -- if u have suggestion or want to change it completely I am ok with it. I tried to leave enough comment in there so if u want to change it is easy to see what I was doing. .... I really think there is a lot more to be done..but this is as far as i can go before the august 25 deadline.
Thanks for the good wordsHgetnet 04:36, 24 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)

Hgetnet, thank you for all that you have done. I'll try to improve the layout at the top since the Lalibela picture appears lower (and superimposes on the tab pages) because it is not able to fit it inline with the welcome message and the other links. Anyways, I think the most important issue regarding the upcoming skin change is concerning Amharic input. I have added code to the vector skin so that Ge'ez input is the default when you try to edit and 'Esc' can be used to toggle with the Latin alphabet. However, I was not able to get the message at the top that says "use 'Esc' to switch between...." to appear. Another problem is that Ge'ez input is not possible in the search box on the new skin which I believe is a significant issue. I'll try to work on these. Elfalem 05:12, 25 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)

hi Elfalem My esc button does not work. Well it used to work when I as using firefox but it has stopped toggling after I switched to chrome. And no matter how much I try I was unable to beat the deadline because of the lay out issue I had with respect to መለጠፊያ፡ዋናው ገጽ. If I leave out the |}, somehow the code bleeds through out the rest of the code and mess up the lay out of everything else. I know there is something wrong with the መለጠፊያ፡ ዋናው ገጽ ... I am tired of looking for it. If you have experience in these things I wish u could give it a once over. Also in the Beta, I dont see any option to toggle between Amharic and English when posting. This may be due to the fact that I am using Chrome ? Hgetnet 05:20, 25 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)
I realised my mistake. The |} issue is fixed. The page is now ready for tomorrow. Hgetnet 05:33, 25 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)
Great, the |} issue is fixed. Yes, there is no option that says to toggle in the beta version. But if you actually press esc, it should toggle. So the functionality is there but I just don't know how to write the message at the top. And no its not because you switched to chrome, it should work in any browser. I'll be somewhat busy the coming few weeks but I'll do my best to fix the various issues. Elfalem 03:22, 27 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)

Link meta's language-list, change tab to "ዋናው ገጽ", kill redundant header
1) Replace 'XXXXXXXXXXX' with 'Complete List of Languages' in Amharic

if (wgPageName == 'ዋናው_ገጽ' || wgPageName == 'ውይይት:ዋናው_ገጽ') 
    addOnloadHook(function () {
        addPortletLink('p-lang', 'http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias',
                 'XXXXXXXXXXX', 'interwiki-completelist', 'Complete list of Wikipedias')
        var nstab = document.getElementById('ca-nstab-main')
        if (nstab && wgUserLanguage=='am') {
            while (nstab.firstChild) nstab = nstab.firstChild
            nstab.nodeValue = 'ዋናው ገጽ'
        }
    }
)

2) Find this in Mediawiki:Common.js and replace with the above

function mainPageAppendCompleteListLink() {
    addPortletLink('p-lang', 'http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias',
                   'Complete list', 'interwiki-completelist', 'Complete list of Wikipedias')
}
 
if ((wgTitle == 'Main Page' && wgNamespaceNumber == 0) || (wgTitle == 'Wikipedia' && wgNamespaceNumber == 100)) {
    addOnloadHook(mainPageAppendCompleteListLink);
}

3)Copy code into Mediawiki:Common.css

#interwiki-completelist {
    font-weight: bold;
}
body.page-ዋናው_ገጽ h1.firstHeading {
  display: none;
 }

Seb az86556 Questions? Comments? 11:38, 28 ኦገስት 2010 (UTC)

thank you very much Seb.

ፉንድራኢሲንግ 2010[ኮድ አርም]

Hello Wikimedians,

As many of you are aware, we are now two months away from the Fundraiser for the Wikimedia Foundation, 2010. We have lofty goals, and we can meet them and exceed them!

The meta translators are already actively engaged in the annual drive to distribute our messages and we encourage you to do the same, but we would like to point everyone to the developments we've made in banner messages- from creation to commentary to the ones that will go live for test and for the drive itself in November. It's one of our goals to make sure that all volunteers know that there is a place for them in the Fundraising drive. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together that would like to find specific focus and work in that area.

This year the Wikimedia Foundation is taking a proactive stance in reaching out to each and every Wikimedia project and volunteer to find innovation, collaboration, and collation of ideas from the community driven process. The staff working on this is comprised of long-time Wikimedians with as much care and concern for the success of this drive as the volunteers, and we want you to actively participate and have a voice.

Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us. Engagement is what we strive for, without each other we would never had made Wikimedia succeed. Everyone is welcome to contact any of us on staff at any time with a timely response to follow. We actively encourage focusing discussion on meta so we can all work together.

Please translate this message into your language if you can and post it below.

See you on the wiki! --Keegan, Wikimedia Fundraiser 2010 04:51, 6 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)

(ትርጉም) የ2010 ውክሚዲያ ምስረታ መዋጮ በ2 ወር ጊዜ ይመጣል። በዚህ ጊዜ ጥሩ እቅድ ሲኖረን ያንን እቅድ ለማሟላትና ከዚያም የበለጠ ለማድረግ አስበናል።
የሜታ ተርጓሚወች በየአመቱ የሚካሄደውን ይህን የመዋጮ በዓል በመልዕክት ማስተላለፍ እያገዙን ሲሆን በዓሉን በማስመልከት ያዘጋጀነውን ሰንደቅ አላማ ሁሉም እንዲያውቀው እንፈልጋለን። ለዚህ አላማ ለመሰለፍ ለሚፈልጉ ሁሉ ቦታ እንዳለ እናስታውቃለን። ለፈቃደኞች እነዚህ ቦታወች ላይ ክፍት የስራ ቦታ ያገኛሉ meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together

hi Codex (ፈቃደ)[ኮድ አርም]

I want to move the መግቢያ ሓተታ section to the ለጀማሪወች tab because most of the information is useful only to newcomers. Then, to make the first page dynamic, I want to move the የዕለቱ ታሪክ in place of መግቢያ ሓተታ. What do you say? Hgetnet 01:38, 7 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)

I say 'go for it!' In fact, I hardly even know how those tabs work, but you definitely seem to know what you're doing with them, since you set them up that way yourself! And overall, the front page is starting to look great -- the only thing right now is, on my computer, I can only see the left parts of the 'selected pictures' - but maybe that's just my computer...! Cheers, ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 02:36, 7 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)
Thanks so much Codex. May be the right side pictures need a bypass refresh. Can you try ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5 or Shift+Refresh or any other combination of keys so that you can bypass the local cache? Also the tabs are implemented using the Metacaixa መለጠፊያ. Sorry it is in Spanish but so long as you provide Tab Title, Tab Icon and Tab Body (here u can use plain letters or መለጠፊያ ), it will faithfully translate it into a tab. If you need any further information I will be glad to submit them. Please let me know if the bypass refresh worked ... Hgetnet 03:16, 7 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)
That's Spanish? I thought it was Portuguese! The problem for me isn't caches, it seems to be a 'screen width' thing. On my browser, I can see the two pics on the Front page, but only a strip along the leftmost half-inch or so of each pic. I don't know if anyone else is having his problem. It looks like your screen must be set to a much wider width than mine. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 12:04, 7 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)
It is actually Catalan which is spoken in Spain and surrounding areas. I can be very imprecise, sorry. The picture problem is stumping me because I tested it using 3 browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and IE8). I am using a laptop which is 15". Do you still not see the pictures when you zoom out in your browser? I can reduce the size of pictures if you can see them when you zoom out. Please let me know. It would be useless effort if nobody sees the pictures. Also, can you see the picture of the day in Commons? Hgetnet 12:30, 7 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)
I just tested it in 3 browsers too, and got very different results with each one. Normally I use Firefox. With Opera, I can see the whole pictures, but there are other screen-width issues. On both Firefox and Opera, the last tab on the tab box is broken in half so that the word በየቋንቋው comes out underneath ዋናው ገጽ... With Explorer, The tabs all come out on the same row, but the pics are only strips as on Firefox. This may be because I have such an old, unsupported Windows (ME) on my old computer, that I have to use old versions of these browsers, ie Firefox 2 and IE 6. So since most people can afford a newer computer than I have, it won't affect them. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 12:43, 7 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)
I have gotten rid of the last Tab - I have put the content of that tab together with the 4th tab. The IE browser has issues with respect to the pictures and I really dislike how the fonts appear in IE. Anyhow, since I fixed the tab issue, I am hoping everything works fine for you - tabs and pictures in Opera. If you still want the pictures to work in firefox, since I dont know your screen size and the issues I will give you the template pages so you can experiment with them. You can set the size appropriate to you by editing the template for today. The Tempate address is:for commons [2] and for the Ethiopian [3]

የእንግሊዝኛ ውክፔድያ ችግር[ኮድ አርም]

ዛሬ ስለ ኢትዮጵያ ሁከት በእንግሊዝኛ ውክፔድያ ፈላ። ስለዚህ ከዚያ ውክፔድያ `boycott' እያደረግሁ ነው። አንድ «DBachmann» የተባለ አዛጋጅ አድሚን ሲሆን በጣም ብዙ ተጠቃሚዎች ስለ ዘረኛነቱ ቅሬታ አላቸው። ይህም ለብዙ አመታት ተቀጥሏል። የኢትዮጵያ ስም መነሻ ከግሪክ 'የተቃጠለው መልክ' ወጣ የሚለው ሃልዮ በ1843 ዓ.ም. ብቻ ተፈጠረ። ከዚያ አመት አስቀድሞ ይህ ሃሣብ መቸም አልተገኝም። በመጽሐፈ አክሱም ግን ሌላ አስተሳሰብ አለ። ይህን መረጃ ውሸት ነው ብሎ ሰውዬው «የማያደላ አስተያየት» ከመጣጥፉ አጠፋ። እንዳይመለስ ዛቻ አቀረበብኝ። መጣጥፉ en:Ethiopia ላይ ይገኛል። ስለዚህ ይህ ሽማግሌ በእንግሊዝኛ ውክፔድያ እየኖረ ወደዚያ አልመልስም ብያለሁ። ይህ ሁሉ በጣም ያሳዝነኛልና ያስቀይመኛል! ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 14:54, 8 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry that such a dispute had to occur. However, I don't I fully understand the issue because it seems to me that the Book of Aksum view is still in the article. Anyways, besides minor edits I have largely ignored the English Wikipedia. I think our efforts are a thousand times more valuable here for many reasons. Elfalem 17:01, 8 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)
It's that previously, the article was NPOV as it mentioned everything about all the significant POVs, including the Book of Aksum's, Ato Tsegaye's, and Liddell's, including the fact that nobody has been found suggesting that Greek etymology before Liddell. The classical view was Pliny's view that it was nmed for a person. But I was also very rudely treated on several talkpages, threatened with sanction, and told that Liddell is correct (which the article now has been forced to say) as well as that the other views are fringe theories and folk etymologies. If anything is a folk etymology, it's Liddell if you ask me. Never mind their insistence that the Bible is "mythology" because everyone who disagrees is a "fringe theorist" and should be blocked. I guess that would include scholars of all the major religious bodies in Ethiopia as "fringe theorists". ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 17:55, 8 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising and your wiki[ኮድ አርም]

Greetings, please translate this message if you can.

Fundraising 2010 is preparing to start, and we want your project to be a part of the global movement to support free knowledge. The Wikimedia Foundation is engaging with local communities that build the projects to play an active part in this year's fundraiser. This year we will be working to best serve all the language communities by providing messages that are best suited for each location.

To do this, we need your help. We are testing messages and we want to be sure that our messages will work with your language. If it does not and your community can come up with your own banner in the spirit of supporting free knowledge, we invite you to submit your proposals and be active in this process. Wikimedia is for you, join us in supporting free knowledge in your local community! Keegan, Wikimedia Fundraiser 2010 04:29, 15 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)

መዋጮ ስለ መስጠት - ማስታወቂያ፦[ኮድ አርም]

ማስታወቂያ፦

ማንኛውም የብር መዋጮ ለውክፔድያ ድርጅት ከሰጡ፣ አንዳችም ሳንቲም አማርኛ ለሚያውቅ ሰው አይሄድም! ነገር ግን መዋጮዎ በሙሉ በሳን ፍራንሲስኮ ላሉ «ባለ ሥልጣኖች» ለተቆጠሩ፣ ምንም አማርኛ ለማይችሉ ሰዎች ደሞዝ ይሔዳል!

የአማርኛ ዕውቀት ያላቸውን ትጉህ አዛጋጆች በድህነታችን ለመርዳት ያሠቡት እንደ ሆነ፣ የተሻለው ዘዴ በግል መኖርያ ገጻችን ሔደው የግል ኤ-መልዕክት በመላክዎ ነው። ለምሳሌ የራሴ ምጣኔ ሀብት እጅግ አስከፊ ስለ ሆነ፣ ሥራዬም ሁሉ በፈቃደኛነት ብቻ ስለምሠራ፣ እኔን ብር ለመስጠት ወደኔ መኖርያ ገጽ ቢሄዱ 'ለዚህ/ች ሰው ኢሜል መላክ' የሚል መያያዣ በስተግራ ያገኛሉ። ወይም እንዲሁም ለማንኛውም ሌላ አዛጋጅ የግል መልዕክት መላክ ይቻላል። ('ለዚህ/ች ሰው ኢሜል መላክ' እንዲታይ፣ አስቀድሞ በ'ምርጫዎች' ክፍል አጭር የአድራሻ ማረጋገጫ ሂደት አስፈላጊ ነው።)

አመስግናችኋለሁ፣ ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 12:32, 20 ሰፕቴምበር 2010 (UTC)

ለምን?[ኮድ አርም]

ጊዜያችንን አጥፍተን የምናቀርበውን ጽሁፍ ማጥፋት ምን የሚሉት ስራ ነው? እጅግ አስጸያፊና ከአንድ ሰው የማይጠበቅ ስራ ነው። እንዲህ የሚሰሩትን ሰወች ከማገድ ወደ ኋላ አልልም።

ውክፔዲያን ለማሳደግ[ኮድ አርም]

ሰላም ለሁሉም፡ ለማስታወስ ያክል፦ የቀረቡትን ተረትና ምሳሌወች በመተርጎም ብቻ የውክፒዲያውን ይዘት ወደ 10፣000 ማስጠጋት እንችላለን። ተረትና ምሳሌ የምታውቁ በትርጉም ብትረዱ? Hgetnet 20:55, 1 ኦክቶበር 2010 (UTC)

Beat Jimmy[ኮድ አርም]

Please translate this message.

The Fundraising Committee is issuing all interested community members a challenge: we want you to beat Jimmy. The appeal from Jimmy Wales and the corresponding banner have been tested head-to-head with other successful banners, and the results are clear: it's our best performing message... by a lot. This year we have a lofty fundraising goal; we need all of our banners to bring in donations like the Jimmy Appeal, but no one wants to keep the Jimmy banner up for two months. We want to run donor quotes, and other wonderful ideas, but we have to have banners that work as well as or better than the Jimmy appeal.

We've just released the highlights from a donor focus group, and the results of our donor survey. With one month to the launch of the fundraiser, the messages we test must be driven by data from our tests and surveys - we can no longer rely on instinct alone.

We've redesigned our fundraising meta pages with the Jimmy challenge; check out the survey results and propose/discuss banners that reflect these findings. Add the banners you think will 'beat Jimmy' here to be tested Tuesday October 12 against Jimmy. Keegan, Wikimedia Fundraiser 2010 02:10, 8 ኦክቶበር 2010 (UTC)

Empire[ኮድ አርም]

ይህ 'Empire' የሚለው ቃል በአማርኛ አንድ የጠበቀ ትርጉም ያለው አይመስለኝም። "መንግሥት" የሚለው ቃል እየተጠቀምነው ቢሆንም፣ እንደምታቁት ይህ ቃል ማንኛውም ዓይነት 'government' መተርጎሚያ መሆን ይችላል። እኔ መጽሐፍ ውስጥ ያየሁት "ግዛተ አፄ" ነው። ለምሳሌ "የሮማ ግዛተ ዓፄ" (Roman Empire) ምን ይመስላችኋል? Elfalem 06:44, 20 ኖቬምበር 2010 (UTC)

ወይም ደግሞ "አፄ መንግሥት" (Roman Empire -> የሮማ ዓፄ መንግሥት) Elfalem 06:53, 20 ኖቬምበር 2010 (UTC)
'Empire' የእንግሊዝኛ ጽንሰ ሀሳብ ነው፤ መነሻውም ከሮማይስጥ ማዕረግ (imperator - አፄ) ቢሆንም፣ በዘመናዊ እንግሊዝኛ ግን የ'Empire' ትርጉም ደግሞ «በድርብ ግዛቶች ላይ ያለው አንድ ሰፊ መንግሥት» ነው። ለምሳሌ አካድ በመጀመርያው ከተማ-አገር ብቻ ነበር። የአካድ ንጉሥ በግዜ ላይ ሌሎች ሕዝቦችና ሀገሮችን ወደ ግዛቱ ከጨመረ በኋላ፣ 'Akkadian Empire' ሊባል ይችላል። ለዚያው ማለት በአማርኛ 'የአካድ መንግሥት' በቂ እንደሆነ ይመስለኛል... አንዳንዴ በእንግሊዝኛ አባባል ደግሞ 'Empire' አጼ ለሌለበት (ሬፐሊክ) ሰፊ መንግሥት ሊመልከት ይቻላል - 'Soviet Empire' ወይም 'American Empire'... በሮሜ ታሪክ ከአውግስጦስ ቄሣር አስቀድሞ መንግሥታቸው ሬፐብሊክ ነበር፤ ከአውግስጦስ ጀምሮ ግን «ግዛተ አጼ» ማለት ትክክለኛ ይመስለኛል። በአማርኛ ታሪክ መጻሕፍት የተለመደው አጠቃቀሙ እንዴት ነው? ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 13:24, 20 ኖቬምበር 2010 (UTC)
እኔ ብዙ መጻሕፍት ውስጥ አላየሁም ግን "የኢትዮጵያ ረጅም ታሪክ" የሚለው ውስጥ (ከGood Amharic books) "የዓፄ መንግሥት" የሚለው በጥቅም ላይ ውሏል። Elfalem 21:38, 20 ኖቬምበር 2010 (UTC)

Vote regarding namespaces - Wikipedia and portal[ኮድ አርም]

I propose that the namespace "Wikipedia:" be changed to "ውክፔዲያ:". This will change the prefix Wikipedia so that, for example, instead of "Wikipedia:የማያደላ አስተያየት" it will say "ውክፔዲያ:የማያደላ አስተያየት". I also propose a portal namespace to be created. I'm suggesting that it be called "በር፡", but if you prefer something else, add your suggestions. I'm requesting a vote here because community agreement is necessary to change these things. Elfalem 22:12, 22 ኤይፕርል 2011 (UTC)

"Wikipedia" vote[ኮድ አርም]

change to ውክፔዲያ

DON'T change to ውክፔዲያ

Portal namespace vote[ኮድ አርም]

create new Portal namespace (Portal, wtih በር as alias)

DON'T create Portal namespace

We have Portal...![ኮድ አርም]

Folks, we now have Portal (በር:) namespace open for use. The Wikipedia namespace has also been changed to ውክፔዲያ. Unfortunately the last change has caused a few unexpected side effects but we hope to have those updated to the new name soon. In the meantime, enjoy the new namespace! Cheers, ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 23:23, 14 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)

I tried to convert all the Wikipedia namespace links that I found, there are probably more. On the other hand, the new portal namespace is በር፡ and not በር so a page would look like በር::pagetitle. I've asked for this to be fixed which should happen soon. Elfalem 00:17, 15 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Great job. Let's see what advantage portal has over templateስ.Hgetnet 00:51, 15 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)
Actually, at this time it appears the prefix is በር፡ (with a serez) and not በር: (with a colon). So as far as the software can tell all of the pages starting with በር:: are still articles counted in article space! For them to be treated as portals as it is now, they would have to be moved to (በር፡:ምናምን)... ! And the titles would still need to be changed again when the prefix correctly becomes በር... I would advise, to minimize future untangling, we don't do more than a few for now, until everything is straightened out! Cheers, ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 06:51, 15 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)
OK now the namespace በር is correct, but that has had the unforseen consequence of making it difficult to access all of the previous titles having two colons -- I hope they can be rescued and moved to the proper locations. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 12:51, 15 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)
Grrr! I hate these stupid software bugs! A tiny seemingly insignificant detail of punctuation causes one problem, that leads to another and another, and gets worse with each fix, until everything is hopelessly tangled up!
At present ALL of the pages beginning with በር:: are inaccessible. They cannot be deleted, moved, or viewed. The only way to see what they would have looked like, is by clicking on the creation history, but you still can't get to the source code from there to copy them. We may be able to reconstruct them in the right place, but I do hope these inaccessible pages don't become permanent edifices that occupy space, cannot be deleted, and must be worked around. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 13:13, 15 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)
Also the language list is not showing up on the left side, it may have something to do with the Wikipedia namespace change? Hgetnet 13:31, 15 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)
Now it is working. Thanks very much for the great work Codex. Really appreciated. Hgetnet 14:05, 15 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)
I was able to access the full source code of the inaccessible pages through my RSS feed. I have reconstructed them in the correct portal namespace. As to the inaccessible pages themselves, I don't think we can do anything about them since they are in a namespace that no longer exists. Elfalem 19:11, 15 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)

Those inaccessible pages do seem to be causing another problem: None of the 'special pages' has updated since May 16. Normally, most of them were updated every 3 days at the latest. If you look at the 'shortest pages' list, there is now a blank space in numbers 2 and 3, that seems to represent some of these malformed portals, the ones with two semi-colons. I would guess this bug has something to do with keeping the software from re-loading the page. This is way beyond my understanding or ability to fix, and I think a developer should be contacted. The special pages lists are crucial for finding pages and categories that need to be fixed. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 11:33, 21 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)

This latest problem seems to have begun when the portal namespace was corrected from በር፡ to በር ... The software then automatically considered all the existing pages starting with በር:: (note double semicolon) to be malformed pages in that namespace. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 11:47, 21 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)

Do you know the best place to raise this issue? Should I re-open the bug on which we requested the namespace? Elfalem 05:57, 22 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)
Well, the Special pages lists finally updated today, after 6 days, so maybe the inaccessible pages weren't responsible for the delay after all... ? ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 11:55, 22 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)

Writing Competition about Ethiopian Culture and Beta Israeli Heritage[ኮድ አርም]

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Dear Friends,

We have initiated a writing competition about Ethiopian Culture and Beta Israeli Heritage. It is partially sponsored by the Israeli chapter of Wikimedia Foundation and was welcomed by the Ethiopian ambassador to Israel, as well as other notable persons and organizations.

We currently accept articles submitted in Hebrew, English or French. Of course we'd be happy to expand the competition to articles submitted in Amharic or Tigrigna, but only one of our judges masters the written language well enough to appreciate the quality of the submitted articles.

We'd be most grateful if you could help us spread the word about the competition. Open a relevant project page at the Amharic Wikipedia and, if possible, print out the flier of the competition. Your feedback and comments are also most welcome of course.

Thanks, תחרות ביתא ישראל 07:15, 22 ሜይ 2011 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[ኮድ አርም]

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)
Cbrown1023
Risker
Mardetanha
PeterSymonds
Robert Harris

ስለ ቀን አቆጣጠር[ኮድ አርም]

በዋናው ገፅ ላይ ያለው የቀን መለወጫ ሁሌ ትክክል አይሆንም። በሌላ በትክክለኛ ለመቀየር ኮድ እየሞከርኩኝ ነው። በአሁኑ ጊዜ ግን በእጅ ለውጬዋለው። Elfalem 04:26, 11 ሰፕቴምበር 2011 (UTC)

Thanks very much Elfalem. መልካም አዲስ አመት Hgetnet 04:35, 11 ሰፕቴምበር 2011 (UTC)

Language support group for Amharic[ኮድ አርም]

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net. Thanks, Gmeijssen 10:24, 14 ኦክቶበር 2011 (UTC)

Hi Gerard:
I would like to get involved in your project, specially if it is working towards font support. I sometimes open the Amharic wikipedia in a library with a firefox browser and all I see is boxes and other gibberish. Is your team working towards solving this problem? If so, I'd like to be a member of your team. Hgetnet 10:48, 14 ኦክቶበር 2011 (UTC)

Terms of Use update[ኮድ አርም]

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Hello,

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 22:05, 21 ኦክቶበር 2011 (UTC)

2011 Fundraising Is Almost Here[ኮድ አርም]

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Hello Wikipedians, my name is Alex and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2011 Fundraiser. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that 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 volunteers who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into your local language, suggesting community appeals for us to use, and to provide us with feedback on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both translation, statistical analysis, and local discussion and testing. We actively encourage focusing discussion on meta so we can all work together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us. Engagement is what we strive for, without each other we would never had made Wikimedia succeed. The staff working on this fundraiser is comprised of long-time Wikimedians with as much care and concern for the success of this drive as the volunteers, and we want you to actively participate and have a voice. Everyone is welcome to contact any of us on staff at any time with a timely response to follow. 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.
Azariv 19:20, 31 ኦክቶበር 2011 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[ኮድ አርም]

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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 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships for more information.

Thanks!

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 12:45, 21 ዲሴምበር 2011 (UTC)

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[ኮድ አርም]

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 beta.wmflabs.org. 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 23:55, 14 ጃንዩዌሪ 2012 (UTC)

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Please see. Thanks, Nemo bis 22:07, 1 ፌብሩዌሪ 2012 (UTC)


Announcement: Regional Fundraising Tests Starting Soon![ኮድ አርም]

On the next couple of days we will be kicking off our Regional Fundraising Tests, targeting the countries that we took down for 10 days during our Annual Fundraiser last year. Our main goal is to provide an improved donor experience in each of these countries while decreasing the number of fundraising days.

The campaigns will be grouped by region (e.g. Africa, Asia, Middle East) for better efficiency as we work on localizing currencies, ask strings and local appeals.

Our first test will be on a few Portuguese and English speaking countries in Africa (specifically MZ, AO, CV, GW, ST, BW, NA, ZW), and it will last from 02/07 up to 02/14 (only 7 days!!). This test has the goal to compare the Jimmy appeal vs a local appeal as well as compare high vs low ask strings. Pats Pena

MediaWiki 1.19[ኮድ አርም]

(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.). 13:25, 12 ፌብሩዌሪ 2012 (UTC)

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http://am.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%8B%8B%E1%8A%93%E1%8B%8D_%E1%8C%88%E1%8C%BD ኣሁን ዓመቱ ፳፻፬ ነው። ዋናው ገጽ ላይ ያለው በስሕተት 2003 ይላል። በኣብሻ 18:20, 6 ሜይ 2012 (UTC)

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Update on IPv6[ኮድ አርም]

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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 00:40, 2 ጁን 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[ኮድ አርም]

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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 18:01, 5 ጁን 2012 (UTC)

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

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Hi,

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 19:50, 19 ጁላይ 2012 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[ኮድ አርም]

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 02:10, 16 ኦገስት 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[ኮድ አርም]

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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)01:45, 6 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

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

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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 13:05, 10 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

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Hello! This wiki will be switched to the up to date Wikipedia logo in about a week. You can see it on commons:Wikipedia/2.0; please comment on talk if there's something wrong with it.
Thank you, Global message delivery (feedback) 21:35, 22 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

በውክፔዲያ ላይ ስለ አማርኛ መጻፊያው (Amharic Keyboard Input Method)[ኮድ አርም]

The Narayam extension allows for inputting Amharic text into Wikipedia like the Javascript code we are currently using. It has much better support and works in all text fields (edit, search, summary, etc...). I have been improving the mapping so that it functions just like the system we use right now, except you press "ctrl-M" instead of "Esc" to turn it on/off. The extension is installed at translatewiki. Please test it by changing your language to Amharic and editing pages. Please provide your suggestions so that it can be improved and we can use it here on Wikipedia. Elfalem (talk) 23:10, 23 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

I went to translatewiki, but did not notice anything different on my browser... ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 21:39, 27 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)
If you login to translatewiki, when you set your language to Amharic at the top, the input method will show up. You can press ctrl+M to activate it which changes the background color of edit boxes to blue. Elfalem (talk) 04:06, 30 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)
Hi Elfalem:

I use chrome web browser and the "esc" method never works for me here. So it was nice to see Ctrl-M working there at translatewiki. Also, like you said, the search boxes and other editing options sometimes never switch to Amharic on this website. It would be nice if you can fix it the same way you did it there. Nice work. Hgetnet (talk) 11:10, 30 ሰፕቴምበር 2012 (UTC)

Yes, Hgetnet, it would be nice to finally fix all those problems. If there are no objections, I'm going to request that the Narayam extension be enabled on the Amharic Wikipedia. Elfalem (talk) 07:45, 7 ኦክቶበር 2012 (UTC)
I have filed a bug at Bugzilla Elfalem (talk) 20:46, 27 ኦክቶበር 2012 (UTC)
So the Narayam extension has now been enabled not only on Wikipedia, but also the Amharic Wiktionary and Wikiquote. Elfalem (talk) 18:33, 30 ኦክቶበር 2012 (UTC)

Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[ኮድ አርም]

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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 test2.wikipedia.org and mediawiki.org, 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) 02:40, 16 ኦክቶበር 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[ኮድ አርም]

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 ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Thanks!
Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Proposal for closing project am.wikiquote[ኮድ አርም]

Hello, I have created a proposal to close am.wikiquote on Meta: m:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Amharic Wikiquote 2. Please translate this message. Note that the content of this wiki will not be deleted if it is closed, and will be stored in the Wikimedia Incubator. You will still be able to edit it, but you will need to show the wiki is ready in order to get it re-opened on am.wikiquote. Thank you, PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:37, 21 ኖቬምበር 2012 (UTC)

Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![ኮድ አርም]

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 ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!!

Thanks!

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.[ኮድ አርም]

(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 timeanddate.com). 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.). 15:00, 19 ጃንዩዌሪ 2013 (UTC)

Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[ኮድ አርም]

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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 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 20:05, 30 ጃንዩዌሪ 2013 (UTC)

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Amharic Sorting Order[ኮድ አርም]

http://am.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%8B%8D%E1%8A%AD%E1%8D%94%E1%8B%B2%E1%8B%AB:Welcome,_newcomers! ያለው ማውጫ መሥመር ውስጥ ፘ ከ​ፙ በስሕተት ቀድሟል። I think the source of your error is most likely the Ethiopic Unicode chart glyph. See the proper order at http://www.ethiopic.com/ethiopic_alphabet.htm or at ኣበራ ሞላ

Wikidata phase 1 (language links) coming to this Wikipedia[ኮድ አርም]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally.

Wikidata has been in development for a few months now. It is now time for the roll-out of the first part of it on your Wikipedia. Phase 1 is the support for the management of language links. It is already being used on the Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian and English Wikipedias. The next step is to enable the extension on all other Wikipedias. We have currently planned this for March 6.

What is Wikidata?[ኮድ አርም]

Wikidata is a central place to store data that you can usually find in infoboxes. Think of it as something like Wikimedia Commons but for data (like the number of inhabitants of a country or the length of a river) instead of multimedia. The first part of this project (centralizing language links) is being rolled out now. The more fancy things will follow later.

What is going to happen?[ኮድ አርም]

Language links in the sidebar are going to come from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions?[ኮድ አርም]

Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata[ኮድ አርም]

To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages. You can see previous editions here.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:00, 21 ፌብሩዌሪ 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) live on this Wikipedia[ኮድ አርም]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

As I annonced 2 weeks ago, Wikidata phase 1 (language links) has been deployed here today. Language links in the sidebar are coming from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. It'd be great if you could bring this to this wiki if that has not already happened. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 22:50, 6 ማርች 2013 (UTC)

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

(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. 18:32, 13 ማርች 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) coming to this Wikipedia[ኮድ አርም]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. It is soon time to enable the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) and things are looking good. The next step is English Wikipedia. This is planned for April 8. If everything works out fine we will deploy on all remaining Wikipedias on April 10. I will update this part of the FAQ if there are any issues forcing us to change this date. I will also sent another note to this village pump once the deployment is finished.

What will happen once we have phase 2 enabled here? Once it is enabled in a few days you will be able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!)

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p169}} in the wiki text of the article on Yahoo!. This will return “Marissa Mayer” as she is the chief executive officer of the company.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can already test it on test2.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:45, 5 ኤይፕርል 2013 (UTC)

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Request for comment on inactive administrators[ኮድ አርም]

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

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。

Hello!

There is a new request for comment on Meta-Wiki concerning the removal of administrative rights from long-term inactive Wikimedians. Generally, this proposal from stewards would apply to wikis without an administrators' review process.

We are also compiling a list of projects with procedures for removing inactive administrators on the talk page of the request for comment. Feel free to add your project(s) to the list if you have a policy on administrator inactivity.

All input is appreciated. The discussion may close as soon as 21 May 2013 (2013-05-21), but this will be extended if needed.

Thanks, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 04:16, 24 ኤይፕርል 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[ኮድ አርም]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. We have now enabled the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) a month ago and two days ago on the English Wikipedia. Today all the remaining Wikipedias followed.

What does having phase 2 enabled here mean? You are now able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!) The current state is just the beginning though. It will be extended based on feedback we get from you now.

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p159}} in the wiki text of the article on Wikimedia Foundation. This will return “San Francisco” as that is the headquarter location of the non-profit.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:headquarter location}} instead of {{#property:p159}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can test it on test2 if you don't want to do it in an article here.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.


We are excited about taking yet another step towards allowing all Wikipedias share structured data and collect and curate it together. --Lydia Pintscher 19:00, 24 ኤይፕርል 2013 (UTC)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[ኮድ አርም]

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[ኮድ አርም]

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[ኮድ አርም]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 20:11, 20 ሜይ 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 20:11, 20 ሜይ 2013 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[ኮድ አርም]

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)

Universal Language Selector to replace Narayam and WebFonts[ኮድ አርም]

On June 11, 2013 on, Universal Language Selector (ULS) will replace the features of Mediawiki extensions Narayam and WebFonts. The ULS provides a flexible way to configure and deliver language settings like interface language, fonts, and input methods (keyboard mappings).

Please read the annoucement on Meta-Wiki if you require more information. Siebrand (talk) 12:24, 5 ጁን 2013 (UTC)

Free Research Accounts from Leading Medical Publisher. Come and Sign up![ኮድ አርም]

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. I want to alert you to our latest donation.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi 20:55, 16 ጁን 2013 (UTC)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[ኮድ አርም]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for Cochrane Collaboration accounts at the COCHRANE sign-up page. Cheers, Ocaasi 21:30, 16 ጁን 2013 (UTC)

X!'s Edit Counter[ኮድ አርም]

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[ኮድ አርም]

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). 12:50, 23 ጁላይ 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor and your Wikipedia[ኮድ አርም]

(Please translate this message)

Greetings,

The Wikimedia Foundation will soon turn on VisualEditor for all users, all the time on your Wikipedia. Right now your Wikipedia does not have any local documents on VisualEditor, and we hope that your community can change that. To find out about how you can help with translations visit the TranslationCentral for VisualEditor and read the easy instructions on bringing information to your Wikipedia. The User Guide and the FAQ are very important to have in your language.

We want to find out as much as we can from you about VisualEditor and how it helps your Wikipedia, and having local pages is a great way to start. We also encourage you to leave feedback on Mediawiki where the community can offer ideas, opinions, and point out bugs that may still exist in the software that need to be reported to Bugzilla. If you are able to speak for the concerns of others in English on MediaWiki or locally I encourage you to help your community to be represented in this process.

If you can help translate the user interface for VisualEditor to your language, you can help with that as well. Translatewiki has open tasks for translating VisualEditor. A direct link to translate the user interface is here. You can see how we are doing with those translations here. You need an account on Translatewiki to translate. This account is free and easy to create.

If we can help your community in any way with this process, please let me know and I will do my best to assist your Wikipedia with this |exciting development. You can contact me on my meta talk page or by email. You can also contact Patrick Earley for help with translations and documents on Mediawiki. We look forward to working with you to bring the VisualEditor experience to your Wikipedia! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:55, 30 ጁላይ 2013 (UTC)

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HTTPS for users with an account[ኮድ አርም]

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 https@wikimedia.org.

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 18:40, 20 ኦገስት 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

[ኮድ አርም]

== ትርጉም ስለመስጥት ==I don't know I need answer from you


ከእንግሊዝኛ ለሚተረጎሙ ሃሳቦች ወይም ቃላት ሁልጊዜ ያማርኛ ቃል ማግኘት ያስቸግራል። ለምሳሌ (ኢንተሊጀንስ)(ኖውሌጅ) ሁለቱም እውቀት ተብለው ነው ሚተረጎሙት። ግን ልዩነት አላቸው። በዚህ ላይ ሃሳብ ያለው አለ? ለኢንፍ፭፯፹Leinf5780 (talk) 11:18, 30 ሰፕቴምበር 2013 (UTC)

ሰላምታ.. en:Artificial intelligence በwikimedia «ለሁሉ ቋንቋ ዊኪዎች አንድ ሺህ አስፈላጊ አንቀጾች» ዝርዝር ላይ ይገኛል። ወደዚህ ግብ ለመድረስ ባለፈው ጁን ወር ይህ አንቀጽ ለአማርኛ ዊኪፔድያ እንዲጠቅም ለአጭር ዝርዝር (10 አንቀጾች) ተመረጠ። በሚቀጥለው ወር ጁላይ ግን ወደ ተለመደው አጭር ዝርዝር ተመለሰ። (ይህ በአጋጣሚ አጭሩ ዝርዝር በArtificial intelligence ስለሚመረጥ ይሆናል!) በዚያን ወር (ጁን) አንቀጹን እዚህ ለማስተርጉም «ሰው ሠራሽ አዕምሮ» ብዬ ጻፍኩት... ([19]) ፈጠራው እራሱ በተለይ አዕምሮን ለማስመስል ይመስላልና... የ«ኢንተሊጀንስ» ቃል አወራረስ ታሪክ ደግሞ በwikt:intelligence ላይ ጽፌያለሁ... ፈጠራው በእውኑ ኢንተሊጀንስ ወይም ዕውቀት አይመስለኝም... እኔ ግን ስለዚሁ ፈጠራ ሁሉን አላውቅም! ምን ይሻላል?! 71.246.149.160 14:41, 30 ሰፕቴምበር 2013 (UTC)

Notifications[ኮድ አርም]

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

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

Greetings!

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) 18:06, 4 ኦክቶበር 2013 (UTC)

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Speak up about the trademark registration of the Community logo.[ኮድ አርም]

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[ኮድ አርም]

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was recently adopted by global community consensus (your community received a notice about the discussion). According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the new admin activity review here.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Aniten21 (administrator)
  2. Tatari (administrator)
  3. ታታሪ (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, --MF-Warburg (talk) 01:51, 14 ኦክቶበር 2013 (UTC)

  • As local 'bureaucrat', I can change editors' status locally if the need ever arises, which so far is only whenever they have passed the community consensus procedure we have to become an admin. Unless these former admins suddenly show up, I have no problem with the global process actions going on now and see no need to supercede it at this time. If they did turn up again after 2 years, they can of course easily become admins again. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 18:18, 3 ኖቬምበር 2013 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your reply; I removed these former admins' rights per the global process. --MF-Warburg (talk) 23:28, 4 ዲሴምበር 2013 (UTC)

Introducting Beta Features[ኮድ አርም]

(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 MediaWiki.org. 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 MediaWiki.org, 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) 19:26, 5 ኖቬምበር 2013 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[ኮድ አርም]

Universal Language Selector - ጠቅላላ ቋንቋ አምራጭ[ኮድ አርም]

ከዊኪሚድያ፦

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Universal_Language_Selector

Universal Language Selector has been disabled on 21-01-2014 to work out some performance issues that had affected the Wikimedia sites. Users who need it can enable it by following:

User Preferences -> Internationalisation -> Enable the Universal Language Selector. More information about this change will be made available shortly.

ይህ ማለት ለጊዜው በአማርኛ ለማቀናበር፦

፩) በብዕር ስምዎ መግባት፣ ፪) ከላይኛው ኅዳግ «ምርጫዎች» መጫን፣ ፫) ከዚያው «Enable the Universal Language Selector» መምረጥ ያስፈልጋል።

በሰላሙ፣ ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 16:49, 22 ጃንዩዌሪ 2014 (UTC)

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

IEG key blue.png

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 ውክፔዲያ 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 ፌብሩዌሪ 2014 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[ኮድ አርም]

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 ማርች 2014 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[ኮድ አርም]

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

Media Viewer[ኮድ አርም]


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 ሜይ 2014 (UTC)

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Using only UploadWizard for uploads[ኮድ አርም]

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 ጁን 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[ኮድ አርም]


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 MediaWiki.org 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 ጁን 2014 (UTC)

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ስለ የፋይል መላኪያ መሳሪያ[ኮድ አርም]

በግራ በኩል የሚገኘው የፋይል መላኪያ መሳሪያ በ«ጋራ ሚዲያ ማስቀመጫ» /Commons/ ወደ ሚገኘው መሳሪያ /Upload wizard/ እንዲያመራ የሚል ጥያቄ ቀርቦአል። የዚህ ጥያቄ በኩር ቅጂ /original version/ ከላይ በእንግሊዝኛ ይገኛል። ለዚህ ጉዳይ አንድ ውሳኔ መስጠት ይኖርብናል። Elfalem (talk) 05:24, 3 ጁላይ 2014 (UTC)

Help for translate[ኮድ አርም]

Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language and create the article in your wiki? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki anytime. Thanks! Xaris333 (talk) 00:10, 14 ኦገስት 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[ኮድ አርም]

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 change.org.

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

Process ideas for software development[ኮድ አርም]

’’My apologies for writing in English.’’

Hello,

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 ኦገስት 2014 (UTC)

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Grants to improve your project[ኮድ አርም]

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[ኮድ አርም]

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

-- User:Keegan (WMF) (talk) 16:22, 9 ሰፕቴምበር 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11[ኮድ አርም]

VisualEditor-logo.svg

VisualEditor will become available to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 during today's regular software update. Support for some earlier versions of Internet Explorer is being worked on. If you encounter problems with VisualEditor on Internet Explorer, please contact the Editing team by leaving a message at VisualEditor/Feedback on Mediawiki.org. Happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 07:29, 11 ሰፕቴምበር 2014 (UTC).

PS. Please subscribe to the global monthly newsletter to receive further news about VisualEditor.

የእስፓንያ ሐውልቶች ውድድር[ኮድ አርም]


ውኪሜዲያ ኤስፓኛ (Wikimedia España) በ«እስፓንያ ሐውልቶች ውድድር» እንዲሳተፉ ይጋብዞታል። ያውም ምንድነው? እሽቅድድም ነው። መጣጥፎች ስለ እስፓንያ ሐውልቶች ማዘጋጀት፣ መተርጎም ወይንም ማስፋፋት አለብዎትና ነጥብ ያገኛሉ! እንዲህ ስለ ግሩም ሕንጻዎች መጻፍዎ ብቻ ሳይሆን ሽልማቶችን ማግኘት ይችላሉ!

የውድድሩ ወቅት መላውን ኦክቶበር ያጠቅልላልና ማናቸውም አስፈላጊ መረጃ እዚህ ጋ አለ

ተሳተፉ! መልካም ዕድል!
ውኪሜዲያ ኤስፓኛB25es


Meta RfCs on two new global groups[ኮድ አርም]

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) 18:04, 26 ኦክቶበር 2014 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[ኮድ አርም]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for:

  • DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
  • Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
  • Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
  • British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
  • Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
  • Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
  • JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.23:19, 5 ኖቬምበር 2014 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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Global AbuseFilter[ኮድ አርም]

Hello,

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, MediaWiki.org, 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.

Thanks,

PiRSquared17, Glaisher

— 17:34, 14 ኖቬምበር 2014 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)[ኮድ አርም]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.00:22, 18 ዲሴምበር 2014 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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[Global proposal] m.ውክፔዲያ.org: (ሁሉ) ገጾችን ለማዘጋጀት[ኮድ አርም]

MediaWiki mobile

Hi, this message is to let you know that, on domains like am.m.wikipedia.org, 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 22:33, 1 ማርች 2015 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2015)[ኮድ አርም]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 21:14, 2 ማርች 2015 (UTC)

Help us coordinate Wikipedia Library's distribution of accounts, communication of access opportunities and more! Please join our team at our new coordinator page.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Inspire Campaign: Improving diversity, improving content[ኮድ አርም]

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 (talk) 20:01, 4 ማርች 2015 (UTC)

SUL finalization update[ኮድ አርም]

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) 19:46, 13 ማርች 2015 (UTC)

Stewards confirmation rules[ኮድ አርም]

Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 16:13, 10 ኤይፕርል 2015 (UTC)

Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections[ኮድ አርም]

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

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Greetings,

I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.

This year, elections are being held for the following roles:

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.

The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.

Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at- wikimedia.org

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 05:03, 21 April 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Please test VisualEditor in your language![ኮድ አርም]

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It is very important to us at the Editing Department that VisualEditor works in every language, for every user.

VisualEditor's editing environment is a browser ContentEditable element. This means that your input method editor (IME) should already know how to work with it. However, to make VisualEditor correctly edit wiki pages, we have to stop browsers in lots of ways from breaking the page.

Sometimes this can interfere with IMEs. To make sure we work in your IME, we need your help: please see wikimedia.github.io/VisualEditor/demos/ve/desktop-dist.html#!pages/simple.html. This is the core system inside VisualEditor which lets you write and edit. It is different from the full editor, and some of the tools you are used to will be missing.

We're interested in particular in whether you can write text at all, what happens when you select different candidate texts, and how VisualEditor behaves in general.

More details, and some early test results, are provided here: mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor/IME_Testing#What_to_test.

We would love to hear from every language, and especially languages which use IMEs, like Japanese, Korean, Indic languages, Arabic and others. Thank you for your help.

Yours,

James Forrester (talk) 07:41, 22 ኤይፕርል 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections 2015[ኮድ አርም]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson will continue during the voting. Nominations for the Board of Trustees will be accepted until 23:59 UTC May 5.

The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions on the committee being filled.

The FDC Ombudsperson receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 3 to 23:59 UTC May 10. Click here to vote. Questions and discussion with the candidates will continue during that time. Click here to ask the FDC candidates a question. Click here to ask the FDC Ombudsperson candidates a question. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 FDC election page, the 2015 FDC Ombudsperson election page, and the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 03:45, 4 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2015)[ኮድ አርም]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • MIT Press Journals — scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences (200 accounts)
  • Loeb Classical Library — Harvard University Press versions of Classical Greek and Latin literature with commentary and annotation (25 accounts)
  • RIPM — music periodicals published between 1760 and 1966 (20 accounts)
  • Sage Stats — social science data for geographies within the United States (10 accounts)
  • HeinOnline — an extensive legal research database, including 2000 law-related journals as well as international legal history materials (25 accounts)

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 22:12, 4 ሜይ 2015 (UTC)

We need your help! Help coordinate Wikipedia Library's account distribution and global development! Please join our team at Global our new coordinator signup.
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Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[ኮድ አርም]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Board will continue during the voting.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 17 to 23:59 UTC May 31. Click here to vote. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 17:20, 17 May 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Content Translation beta feature is now available[ኮድ አርም]

Hello, Content Translation has now been enabled as an opt-in beta feature on this Wikipedia. To start translating, enable the beta feature and go to Special:ContentTranslation or to your contributions page and create a new translation by selecting the source language, the article name and target language. If the article already exists then a warning will be displayed. After you translate the article, you can publish it directly as a new page on the Wikipedia. In case the article gets created by another user while you were translating, you will see an option to save the newly published translation under your user namespace. The number of published pages can be seen on the Content Translation stats page.

Since, this is the first time we have installed the tool on this Wikipedia, there are chances that there may be some problems or service disruptions which we are not yet aware of. We will be monitoring the usage to check for any failures or issues, but please do let us know on the Content Translation talk page or through Phabricator if you spot any problems that prevent you from using the tool. For more information, please read about how to use the tool. You can also view a short screencast on how to use Content Translation. My apologies for writing this announcement only in English. Please feel free to translate this message for wider distribution. Thank you. --KartikMistry (talk) 16:36, 21 ሜይ 2015 (UTC)

Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[ኮድ አርም]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[ኮድ አርም]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (June 2015)[ኮድ አርም]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

Today The Wikipedia Library announces signups for more free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Taylor & Francis — academic publisher of journals. The pilot includes two subject collections: Arts & Humanities and Biological, Environment & Earth Sciences. (30 accounts)
  • World Bank eLibrary — digital platform containing all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank from the 1990s to the present. (100 accounts)
  • AAAS — general interest science publisher, who publishes the journal Science among other sources (50 accounts)

New French-Language Branch!

  • Érudit (en Francais) — Érudit is a French-Canadian scholarly aggregator primarily, humanities and social sciences, and contains sources in both English and French. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (50 accounts).
  • Cairn.info (en Francais) — Cairn.info is a Switzerland based online web portal of scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences. Most sources are in French, but some also in English. Signups on both English and French Wikipedia (100 accounts).
  • L'Harmattan — French language publisher across a wide range of non-fiction and fiction, with a strong selection of francophone African materials (1000 accounts).

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including an expansion of accounts for Royal Society journals and remaining accounts on Project MUSE, JSTOR, DeGruyter, Highbeam Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. If you have suggestions for journals or databases we should seek access to make a request! Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 22:08, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

We need your help! Help coordinate Wikipedia Library's account distribution and global development! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
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HTTPS[ኮድ አርም]

21:57, 19 ጁን 2015 (UTC)

Please join the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon[ኮድ አርም]

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Hello!

I'm pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon.

It is a translation rally, focused on interface messages and help pages related to VisualEditor. In order to participate, you need to sign up on the Translathon page on TranslateWiki.

The top 3 contributors will each win a Wikipedia t-shirt of their choice from the Wikipedia store[1]. Translations made between July 15th and July 19th (CDT time zone) qualify[2].

If you are at Wikimania Mexico this year, you are also welcome to join a related sprint during the hackathon in Workplace 1 - Don Américo, Thursday 16 July at 4pm (CDT) at the conference venue, so you can meet other fellow translators and get support if you need some.

Interface messages have the priority. You will need to create an account at translatewiki.net in order to work on them, if you don't have one. It is recommended to create the account ASAP, so that it can be confirmed in time.

You can also help translate documentation pages about VisualEditor on mediawiki.org. You can use your Wikipedia account to work there.

You will find instructions, links and other details on the Translathon page.

Thanks for your attention, and happy translating!
Elitre (WMF) 21:00, 13 ጁላይ 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ You can choose between any short-sleeve shirt, or other items for the same value.
  2. ^ This means both new translations, and updates for messages in the "Outdated" tab of the translation interface.

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[ኮድ አርም]

The thumbnail of this gif is of really bad quality.
How a PNG thumb of this GIF would look like

There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)

This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:07, 24 ጁላይ 2015 (UTC)

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[ኮድ አርም]

The thumbnail of this gif is of really bad quality.
How a PNG thumb of this GIF would look like

There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)

This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:32, 24 ጁላይ 2015 (UTC)

What does a Healthy Community look like to you?[ኮድ አርም]

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Hi,
The Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new learning campaign. The WMF wants to record community impressions about what makes a healthy online community. Share your views and/or create a drawing and take a chance to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Join the WMF as we begin a conversation about Community Health. Contribute a drawing or answer the questions on the campaign's page.

Why get involved?[ኮድ አርም]

The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn?
Share your views on this matter that affects us all!
We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.

More information[ኮድ አርም]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:42, 31 ጁላይ 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is coming[ኮድ አርም]

(Sorry for writing in English)

When using data from Wikidata on Wikipedia and other sister projects, there is currently a limitation in place that hinders some use cases: data can only be accessed from the corresponding item. So, for example, the Wikipedia article about Berlin can only get data from the Wikidata item about Berlin but not from the item about Germany. This had technical reasons. We are now removing this limitation. It is already done for many projects. Your project is one of the next ones. We will roll out this feature here on August 12.

We invite you to play around with this new feature if you are one of the people who have been waiting for this for a long time. If you have technical issues/questions with this you can come to d:Wikidata:Contact the development team.

A note of caution: Please be careful with how many items you use for a single page. If it is too many pages, loading might get slow. We will have to see how the feature behaves in production to see where we need to tweak and how.

How to use it, once it is enabled:

Cheers Lydia Pintscher MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:46, 3 ኦገስት 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata: Access to data from arbitrary items is here[ኮድ አርም]

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[ኮድ አርም]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants, to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project. Ways to participate:

Feedback is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), m:Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

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Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[ኮድ አርም]

Hi all,

We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.

Visit the public policy portal: https://policy.wikimedia.org/

Please help translate the statements on Meta Wiki. You can read more on the Wikimedia blog.

Thanks,

Yana and Stephen (Talk) 18:13, 2 ሰፕቴምበር 2015 (UTC)

(Sent with the Global message delivery system)

Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[ኮድ አርም]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals until September 29th to fund new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental ideas that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), Individual Engagement Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 20:52, 4 ሰፕቴምበር 2015 (UTC)

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New Wikipedia Library Database Access (September 2015)[ኮድ አርም]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • EBSCOHost - this is one of our largest access donations so far: access to a wide variety of academic, newspaper and magazine sources through their Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete and MasterFILE Complete
  • Newspaperarchive.com - historical newspapers from the United States, Canada, UK and 20 other countries, and includes an Open Access "clipping" feature (1000 accounts)
  • IMF Elibary- a digital collection of the IMF's reports, studies and research on global economics and development (50 accounts)
  • Sabinet - one of the largest African digital publishers, based in South Africa, with a wide range of content in English and other European and African languages (10 accounts)
  • Numérique Premium - a French language social science and humanities ebook database, with topical collections on a wide range of topics (100)
  • Al Manhal - an Arabic and English database with a wide range of sources, largely focused on or published in the Middle East (60 accounts)
  • Jamalon - an Arabic book distributor, who is providing targeted book delivery to volunteers (50 editors)

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including expanded accounts for Elsevier ScienceDirect, British Medical Journal and Dynamed and additional accounts for Project MUSE, DeGruyter, Newspapers.com, Highbeam and HeinOnline. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 19:42, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

We need help! Help us coordinate Wikipedia Library's distribution of accounts, communication of access opportunities and more! Please join our team at our new coordinator signup.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals![ኮድ አርም]

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 23:29, 22 ሰፕቴምበር 2015 (UTC)

Amharic Wikipedia Development[ኮድ አርም]

I know I waited til the last minute but I have made a proposal here.

ከዚህ በታች የአማርኛ ውክፔድያ ልማት አቀድ ተጀመረ። በዚህ ዕቅድ በተወሰኑ ዘርፎች ነክ አዳዲስ ደንበኛ መጣጥፎች ለሚፈጥሩ የብር ሽልማት በየገጹ ይከፈላል። ይህ ያቀረብኩት ረቂቅ አሣብ እንዲከናወን ተስፋ እናደርጋለን።

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Amharic_Wikipedia_Development

ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 20:34, 28 ሰፕቴምበር 2015 (UTC)

Reimagining WMF grants report[ኮድ አርም]

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 16:56, 28 ሰፕቴምበር 2015 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey[ኮድ አርም]

Community Tech Team via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:58, 9 ኖቬምበር 2015 (UTC)

Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed[ኮድ አርም]

Hello! Wikimania 2016 scholarships will soon be open; by the end of the week we'll form the committee and we need your help, see Scholarship committee for details.

If you want to carefully review nearly a thousand applications in January, you might be a perfect committee member. Otherwise, you can volunteer as "ambassador": you will observe all the committee activities, ensure that people from your language or project manage to apply for a scholarship, translate scholarship applications written in your language to English and so on. Ambassadors are allowed to ask for a scholarship, unlike committee members.

Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 10:49, 10 ኖቬምበር 2015 (UTC)

Harassment consultation[ኮድ አርም]

Please help translate to your language

The Community Advocacy team the Wikimedia Foundation has opened a consultation on the topic of harassment on Meta. The consultation period is intended to run for one month from today, November 16, and end on December 17. Please share your thoughts there on harassment-related issues facing our communities and potential solutions. (Note: this consultation is not intended to evaluate specific cases of harassment, but rather to discuss the problem of harassment itself.)

Regards, Community Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign[ኮድ አርም]

This is a message regarding the proposed 2015 Free Bassel banner. Translations are available.

Hi everyone,

This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.

As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.

We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.

Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.

(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)

Thank you for your participation!

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Community Wishlist Survey[ኮድ አርም]

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:39, 1 ዲሴምበር 2015 (UTC)

Please test the visual editor on this Wikipedia[ኮድ አርም]

VisualEditor-logo-pacifico.svg

I apologize for writing in English. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

Hi everybody,

My name is Erica, and I am a Community Liaison at the Wikimedia Foundation. The Editing team at WMF wants to know what you think about the visual editor on this Wikipedia. VisualEditor is a way to edit articles that is similar to a word processing application. The team has been working on support for languages that use input method editors (IMEs), such as this one.

To test the visual editor, please:

  1. Opt-in to the visual editor by going to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures and choosing "VisualEditor". Save your preferences.
  2. Edit any article or your user page in the visual editor. See the mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide for information on how to use the visual editor.
  3. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on Mediawiki.org. The developers would like to know how well it works. Please tell them what kind of computer, web browser, and keyboard you are using. It is important that they hear from as many editors as possible. You may leave your comments in any language.

When language support has been refined a little more based on your feedback, all editors at this wiki can have access to the visual editor. If you want to help prepare, please read the advice on mediawiki.org.

Thank you!

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 12:15, 2 ዲሴምበር 2015 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (December 2015)[ኮድ አርም]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Gale - multidisciplinary periodicals, newspapers, and reference sources - 10 accounts
  • Brill - academic e-books and journals in English, Dutch, and other languages - 25 accounts
  • Finnish Literature Society (in Finnish)
  • Magiran (in Farsi) - scientific journal articles - 100 articles
  • Civilica (in Farsi) - Iranian journal articles, seminars, and conferences - 50 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including EBSCO, DeGruyter, and Newspaperarchive.com. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 01:01, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Help us a start Wikipedia Library in your language! Email us at wikipedialibrary@wikimedia.org
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Get involved in Wikipedia 15![ኮድ አርም]

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

International-Space-Station wordmark blue.svg

As many of you know, January 15 is Wikipedia’s 15th Birthday!

People around the world are getting involved in the celebration and have started adding their events on Meta Page. While we are celebrating Wikipedia's birthday, we hope that all projects and affiliates will be able to utilize this celebration to raise awareness of our community's efforts.

Haven’t started planning? Don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved. Here are some ideas:

Everything is linked on the Wikipedia 15 Meta page. You’ll find a set of ten data visualization works that you can show at your events, and a list of all the Wikipedia 15 logos that community members have already designed.

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary McCune or Joe Sutherland.

Thanks and Happy nearly Wikipedia 15!
-The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery, 20:58, 18 ዲሴምበር 2015 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageእርዳታ ገጽ

Wikimania 2016 Scholarships - Deadline soon![ኮድ አርም]

Please help translate to your language

A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by January 9th. To apply, visit the page below:

Patrick Earley (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:49, 5 ጃንዩዌሪ 2016 (UTC)

The visual editor is coming to this wiki[ኮድ አርም]

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Hello again. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

The visual editor is coming to all editors at this Wikipedia on Monday, 25 January. It allows people to edit Wikipedia articles as if they were using word processing software.

You don't have to wait until the deployment to test it; you can test the visual editor right now. To turn it on, select "Beta" in your preferences. Choose "VisualEditor" and click save. When it is enabled, you will press the "አርም" button to edit an article in the new software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press "ኮድ አርም".

After the deployment, everyone will automatically have the option to use either the visual editor or the current wikitext editor. For more information about how to use the visual editor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.

More information about preparing for the visual editor is posted here.

  • It's easier to add templates if you've added TemplateData information.
  • Please help translate the user interface and pages about the visual editor. See the visual editor's TranslationCentral for general information. To translate the user guide, go to the MediaWiki.org page, and select "Translate this page". Your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. Once you've done this, you'll see the document in English side by side with any translation work already done in your language. You can add new translations or change old translations. To translate the user interface, you need to create an account at translatewiki.net. Contact me personally if you need help with that.
  • Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org. If you notice major issues affecting your project, please leave a note on my talk page. In case of emergency (like an unexpected bug causing widespread problems), please contact James Forrester, the product manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org or on IRC in the #mediawiki-visualeditor channel.
Wrong target page? Fix it hereSign up for the visual editor's multilingual newsletter

Thank you, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 18:20, 15 ጃንዩዌሪ 2016 (UTC)

2016 WMF Strategy consultation[ኮድ አርም]

Please help translate to your language

Hello, all.

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has launched a consultation to help create and prioritize WMF strategy beginning July 2016 and for the 12 to 24 months thereafter. This consultation will be open, on Meta, from 18 January to 26 February, after which the Foundation will also use these ideas to help inform its Annual Plan. (More on our timeline can be found on that Meta page.)

Your input is welcome (and greatly desired) at the Meta discussion, 2016 Strategy/Community consultation.

Apologies for English, where this is posted on a non-English project. We thought it was more important to get the consultation translated as much as possible, and good headway has been made there in some languages. There is still much to do, however! We created m:2016 Strategy/Translations to try to help coordinate what needs translation and what progress is being made. :)

If you have questions, please reach out to me on my talk page or on the strategy consultation's talk page or by email to mdennis@wikimedia.org.

I hope you'll join us! Maggie Dennis via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:06, 18 ጃንዩዌሪ 2016 (UTC)

Amharic is missing[ኮድ አርም]

Amharic is missing from this page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/There_is_also_a_Wikipedia_in_your_language
More than 100 languages are now listed.
Thank you, Varlaam (talk) 05:58, 23 ጃንዩዌሪ 2016 (UTC)

Thanks very much for your help! Varlaam (talk) 02:39, 12 ፌብሩዌሪ 2016 (UTC)

The visual editor is now active here[ኮድ አርም]

Please translate to Amharic (how-to; data: January 2016) Completion Outdated
Interface messages* 5% Way to go to complete translations! 1% Minor effort required to get to 0%
User Guide 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
FAQ 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
Portal 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
TemplateData information 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
TemplateData help 0% Way to go to complete translations! 0% 25 to 0% remaining
* The interface is hosted at https://translatewiki.net; you'll need an account if you never translated there before. The other pages are at Mediawiki.org, for which you can use your regular Wikipedia account.

Hello again (and again, apologies for using English on this page. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!)

As some of you have noticed, this Wikipedia now has the visual editor (VisualEditor) enabled for all users. (We planned to do this on 25 January 2016. However, last week, there was an unusual problem with an upgrade to MediaWiki. Thanks for your understanding.) There are now two tabs for editing: "አርም" and "ኮድ አርም". Click "አርም" to use the visual editor. Click "ኮድ አርም" to edit using wikitext markup.

All edits using the visual editor will be tagged with "Visual edit" in recent changes, watchlists, and page histories. To access the User Guide for the visual editor, click on the "(?)" icon in its toolbar. If you wish to disable this new system, this can be done under "Editing" in your preferences.

Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org.

If you can translate from English into this wiki's language, or know anyone who can, please follow the links on the "translation table" and help your community get the best possible experience when it comes to interface messages and documentation related to the visual editor. Please contact me directly whenever you need help!

Happy editing, User:Elitre (WMF) (talk) 17:04, 1 ፌብሩዌሪ 2016 (UTC)

Completion suggestor[ኮድ አርም]

- User:CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:09, 7 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2016)[ኮድ አርም]

Apologies for writing in English. Please help translate to your language

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for access to research materials from:

  • Cambridge University Press - a major publisher of academic journals and e-books in a variety of subject areas. Access includes both Cambridge Journals Online and Cambridge Books. 25 accounts.
  • Alexander Street Academic Video Online - a large academic video collection good for a wide range of subjects, including news programs (such as PBS and BBC), music and theatre, lectures and demonstrations, and documentaries. 25 accounts.
  • Baylor University Press - a publisher of academic e-books primarily in religious studies and the humanities. 50 accounts.
  • Future Science Group - a publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research. 30 accounts.
  • Annual Reviews - a publisher of review articles in the biomedical sciences. 100 accounts.
  • Miramar Ship Index - an index to ships and their histories since the early 19th century. 30 accounts.

Non-English

  • Noormags - Farsi-language aggregator of academic and professional journals and magazines. 30 accounts.
  • Kotobna - Arabic-language ebook publishing platform. 20 accounts.

Expansions

  • Gale - aggregator of newspapers, magazines and journals. 50 accounts.
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect - an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. 100 accounts.

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, De Gruyter, EBSCO, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 20:30, 17 ማርች 2016 (UTC)


You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[ኮድ አርም]

IEG barnstar 2.png

Please help translate to your language:

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:47, 31 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

No editing two times this week[ኮድ አርም]

ዊኪሚድያ ፋውንዴሽን በዳላስ ውስጥ አዲሱን የመረጃ ማዕከሉን ሙከራ ላይ ያውላል። ይህም አደጋ ቢከሰት እንኳን ዊኪፒድያ እና ሌሎች የዊኪሚድያ ዊኪዎች መስመር ላይ መቆየታቸውን ያረጋግጣል። ሁሉም ነገር መሥራቱን ለማረጋገጥ ፥ የዊኪሚድያ ቴክኖሎጂ ክፍል የታቀዱ ሙከራዎችን ማካሄድ አለበት። ይህም እነርሱ ከአንድ የመረጃ ማዕከል ወደ ሌላ የመረጃ ማዕከል ለውጥ ማድረግ መቻላቸውን የሚያሳይ ይሆናል። ይህንን ሙከራ ለማዘጋጀት እና ያልታሰቡ ችግሮች ሲደርሱ ችግሮችን ለመቅረፍ ብዙ ሠራተኞች ያስፈልጋሉ።

ሁሉንም ፍሰት ወደ አዲሱ የመረጃ ማዕከል የሚያዞሩት በእ.ኤ.አ ማክሰኞ ኤፕሪል 19 ይሆናል።
እ.ኤ.አ ማክሰኞ ኤፕሪል 21 ላይ ቀድሞ ወደነበረው የመረጃ ማዕከል ያዞሩታል።

ክፋቱ ግን በሚድያዊኪ የአሠራር ገደብ ምክንያት ሁሉም እርማቶች በነዚህ ሁለት ዝውውሮች መሃል መቆም አለባቸው። ለዚህ መቆራረጥ ይቅርታ እየጠየቅን ለወደፊቱ ይህንን ችግር ለመቀነስ እየሠራን መሆናችንን እንገልጻለን።

ሁሉንም ዊኪዎች ለአጭር ጊዜ ያህል ከማረም ውጪ ማንበብ ይችላሉ።

  • በእ.ኤ.አ ማክሰኞ ኤፕሪል 19 እና ሐሙስ ኤፕሪል 21 ላይ በኢትዮጵያ ሠዓት አቆጣጠር ከቀኑ 11:00 ሠዓት (14:00 UTC,16:00 CEST, 10:00 EDT, 07:00 PDT) ጀምሮ በግምት ከ15 እስከ 30 ደቂቃ ለሚሆን ጊዜ ጽሑፎችን ማረም አይችሉም።
  • በዚህ ጊዜያት ለማረም እና ለመቆጠብ ከሞከሩ የስህተት ማመልከቻ መልዕክት ያያሉ። በዚህ ደቂቃዎች ውስጥ ምንም እርማቶች እንደማይጠፉ ተስፋ እናደርጋለን ፥ ነገር ግን ይህንን ማረጋገጥ አንችልም። የስህተት ማመልከቻውን መልዕክት ካዩ ፥ እባክዎ ሁሉም ነገር እንደ በፊቱ እስከሚሠራ ድረስ ይጠብቁ። ከዚያ በኋላ እርማትዎን መቆጠብ ይችላሉ። ለማንኛውም ግን የለውጦችዎን ቅጂ እንዲይዙ እንመክራለን።

ሌሎች ተጽዕኖዎች:

  • የበስተጀርባ ሥራዎች ሊዘገዩና አንዳንዶቹ ደግሞ ሊሠረዙም ይችላሉ። ቀይ ማያያዣዎች እንደበፊቱ ወዲያውኑ አይሻሻሉም። ከሌላ ቦታ ጋር ቀደም ሲል የተያያዘ ጽሑፍ ከፈጠሩ ፥ ማያያዣው ከወትሮው ዘግየት በማለት ቀይ ሆኖ ይቆያል። ለረጅም ጊዜ የሚሠሩ ስክሪፕቶችም መቆም ይኖርባቸዋል።
  • በእ.ኤ.አ ኤፕሪል 18 ሣምንት ውስጥ የኮድ መቆም ይኖራል። ምንም አስፈላጊ ያልሆኑ ኮዶች ተግባር ላይ አይውሉም።

ይህ ሙከራ እንዲካሄድ በመጀመሪያ የታቀደው በእ.ኤ.አ ማርች 22 ላይ ነበር። እ.ኤ.አ ኤፕሪል 19 እና 21 አዲሶቹ ቀኖች ናቸው። ፕሮግራሙን በwikitech.wikimedia.org ላይ ማንበብ ይችላሉ። በዚያ ፕሮግራም ላይ ማናቸውም ለውጦች ይለጠፋሉ። ለዚህም ተጨማሪ ማስታወቂያዎች ይኖራሉ። እባክዎ ይህንን መረጃ ለማኅበረ-ሰብዎ ያጋሩ። /Johan (WMF) (talk) 21:09, 17 ኤይፕርል 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia to the Moon[ኮድ አርም]

Hello! Sorry that this is in English only, but we are using village pump messaging in order to reach as many language communities as possible. Wrong page? Please fix it here.

This is an invitation to all Wikipedians: Wikimedia Deutschland has been given data space to include Wikipedia content in an upcoming mission to the Moon. (No joke!) We have launched a community discussion about how to do that, because we feel that this is for the global community of editors. Please, join the discussion on Meta-Wiki (and translate this invitation to your language community)! Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 15:35, 21 ኤይፕርል 2016 (UTC)

JavaScript[ኮድ አርም]

Hi. I can see that this project has old JavaScript that needs to be updated. I would happily make the required updates myself, but I would have to – at least temporarily – become an admin here to do that (because the relevant pages are in the MediaWiki namespace). I have already made these updates on a number of other projects, so it would be very easy for me to do this. If no one does anything, some JavaScript-related tools will break later this year. If the community wants me to do this, you can grant me admin rights and I will make the updates as soon as I see the rights changes. Nirmos (talk) 01:44, 2 ጁን 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia to the Moon: voting has begun[ኮድ አርም]

Hello, after six weeks of community discussion about Wikipedia to the Moon, there are now 10 different proposals for content for the mission. Starting today, you can vote for them on Meta-Wiki, and decide what we will work on: a Wikipedia canon, different lists, the Moon in 300 languages, an astronomy editathon, featured articles, articles about technology, endangered things, or DNA-related topics. You can even vote against community involvement. Voting is open until 24 June. Sorry that this message is again in English only, but we are using village pumps to reach as many communities as possible, so that everyone knows they can vote. Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 15:31, 10 ጁን 2016 (UTC)

Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[ኮድ አርም]

Please help translate to your language

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki which you may seen already in the Tech News. Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). This will be enabled as a feature in the soon for all users, which can be turned on or off using a preference setting. We look forward to your feedback and please do let us know if you have any questions. Details about Compact Language Links can be read in the project documentation.

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. The main announcement can also be translated on this page. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-13:06, 29 ጁን 2016 (UTC)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[ኮድ አርም]

Please help translate to your language

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.

From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages

The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-03:05, 1 ጁላይ 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia to the Moon: invitation to edit[ኮድ አርም]

Three weeks ago, you were invited to vote on how to take Wikipedia articles to the Moon. Community voting is over and the winning idea is to send all ‘’featured articles and lists’’ to the Moon. This decision means that, starting today, Wikipedians from all language communities are warmly invited to intensively work on their best articles and lists, and submit them to Wikipedia to the Moon. The central site to coordinate between communities will be Meta-Wiki. You will find an overview and more information there. Hopefully, we will be able to represent as many languages as possible, to show Wikipedia’s diversity. Please feel kindly invited to edit on behalf of your community and tell us about your work on featured content!

Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 14:10, 1 ጁላይ 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[ኮድ አርም]

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 17:20, 3 ጁላይ 2016 (UTC)

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Save/Publish[ኮድ አርም]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:04, 9 ኦገስት 2016 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library accounts available now (August 2016)[ኮድ አርም]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our publisher donation program. You can now sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Nomos – Primarily German-language publisher of law and social sciences books and journals - 25 accounts
  • World Scientific – Scientific, technical, and medical journals - 50 accounts
  • Edinburgh University Press – Humanities and social sciences journals - 25 accounts
  • American Psychological Association – Psychology books and journals - 10 accounts
  • Emerald – Journals on a range of topics including business, education, health care, and engineering - 10 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, DeGruyter, Gale and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 18:38, 30 ኦገስት 2016 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language! Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

RevisionSlider[ኮድ አርም]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:56, 12 ሰፕቴምበር 2016 (UTC)

Grants to improve your project[ኮድ አርም]

Please help translate to your language:

Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. There is just over a week left to submit before the October 11 deadline. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:11, 30 ሰፕቴምበር 2016 (UTC)

Creative Commons 4.0[ኮድ አርም]

Hello! I'm writing from the Wikimedia Foundation to invite you to give your feedback on a proposed move from CC BY-SA 3.0 to a CC BY-SA 4.0 license across all Wikimedia projects. The consultation will run from October 5 to November 8, and we hope to receive a wide range of viewpoints and opinions. Please, if you are interested, take part in the discussion on Meta-Wiki.

Apologies that this message is only in English. This message can be read and translated in more languages here. Joe Sutherland (talk) 01:34, 6 ኦክቶበር 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #3—2016[ኮድ አርም]

17:49, 15 ኦክቶበር 2016 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (November 2016)[ኮድ አርም]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Expansions

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 18:30, 1 ኖቬምበር 2016 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Machine translation support enabled today for Content Translation[ኮድ አርም]

Please help translate to your language

Hello, machine translation support for Content Translation (beta feature) has now been extended and enabled for users of Amharic Wikipedia using Yandex. It can be used when translating Wikipedia articles into Amharic with Content Translation. To start using this service, please choose ‘’Yandex.Translate’’ from the ‘’Automatic Translation’’ dropdown menu that you see on the sidebar after you start translating an article. Please note, machine translation is available from all the languages that are supported by Yandex.Translate, but Content Translation can still be used in the usual manner for translating from all languages, with or without machine translation support.

Wikimedia Foundation’s Legal team and Yandex had collaborated earlier to work out an agreement that allows the use of Yandex.Translate without compromising Wikipedia’s policy of attribution of rights, privacy of our users and brand representation. Since November 2015, Yandex machine translation has been used for articles translated for Wikipedias in many languages. For more information, we request you to kindly take a look at the details about machine translation services in Content Translation and about Yandex translation services, including a summary of the legal contract. Please note, translations made using Content Translation are also used to improve machine translation services.

We have tested the service for use on the Amharic Wikipedia, but there could be unknown problems that we are not aware of yet. Please do let us know on our Project Talk page or phabricator if you face any problems using Content Translation. This message is only in English and we will be very grateful if it could be translated into Amharic for other users of this Wikipedia. Thank you. On behalf of WMF Language team: --Runab WMF (talk) 13:42, 9 ኖቬምበር 2016 (UTC)

Please do not use machine translation with Amharic. Some of the machine translations are mind bogglingly awful and misleading. See my user page where I have done an analysis of the machine translation and found it near worthless. Articles that cannot be fixed from machine translation may be deleted as with most or all other languages. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 14:52, 9 ኖቬምበር 2016 (UTC)

Password reset[ኮድ አርም]

I apologise that this message is in English. ⧼Centralnotice-shared-help-translate⧽

We are having a problem with attackers taking over wiki accounts with privileged user rights (for example, admins, bureaucrats, oversighters, checkusers). It appears that this may be because of weak or reused passwords.

Community members are working along with members of multiple teams at the Wikimedia Foundation to address this issue.

In the meantime, we ask that everyone takes a look at the passwords they have chosen for their wiki accounts. If you know that you've chosen a weak password, or if you've chosen a password that you are using somewhere else, please change those passwords.

Select strong passwords – eight or more characters long, and containing letters, numbers, and punctuation. Joe Sutherland (ውይይት) / MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:59, 13 ኖቬምበር 2016 (UTC)

Adding to the above section (Password reset)[ኮድ አርም]

Please accept my apologies - that first line should read "Help with translations!". Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) / MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:11, 14 ኖቬምበር 2016 (UTC)

New way to edit wikitext[ኮድ አርም]

James Forrester (Product Manager, Editing department, Wikimedia Foundation) --19:31, 14 ዲሴምበር 2016 (UTC)

Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[ኮድ አርም]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 20:31, 15 ፌብሩዌሪ 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[ኮድ አርም]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 19:43, 9 ማርች 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)[ኮድ አርም]

05:10, 18 ማርች 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[ኮድ አርም]

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

Wikimedia-logo black.svg

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.

  • April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
  • April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
  • April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
  • May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
  • May 15–19 – Board vote checking
  • May 20 – Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:

  • Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
    • There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
  • Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
    • One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.

More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections(at)wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 03:36, 7 ኤይፕርል 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 May[ኮድ አርም]

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:33, 11 ኤይፕርል 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android app[ኮድ አርም]

Wikidata description editing is a new experiment being rolled out on the Wikipedia app for Android. While this primarily impacts Wikidata, the changes are also addressing a concern about the mobile versions of Wikipedia, so that mobile users will be able to edit directly the descriptions shown under the title of the page and in the search results.

We began by rolling out this feature several weeks ago to a pilot group of Wikipedias (Russian, Hebrew, and Catalan), and have seen very positive results including numerous quality contributions in the form of new and updated descriptions, and a low rate of vandalism.

We are now ready for the next phase of rolling out this feature, which is to enable it in a few days for all Wikipedias except the top ten by usage within the app (i.e. except English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, and Chinese). We will enable the feature for those languages instead at some point in the future, as we closely monitor user engagement with our expanded set of pilot communities. As always, if have any concerns, please reach out to us on wiki at the talk page for this project or by email at reading@wikimedia.org. Thanks!

-DBrant (WMF) 08:41, 14 ኤይፕርል 2017 (UTC)

New Page previews feature[ኮድ አርም]

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2017)[ኮድ አርም]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Expansions

  • Gale – Biography In Context database added
  • Adam Matthew – all 53 databases now available

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, Taylor & Francis and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 18:52, 2 ሜይ 2017 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Aaron.
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[ኮድ አርም]

19:14, 3 ሜይ 2017 (UTC)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View[ኮድ አርም]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:29, 8 ሜይ 2017 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2017[ኮድ አርም]

18:06, 12 ሜይ 2017 (UTC)

Prototype for editing Wikidata infoboxes on Wikipedia[ኮድ አርም]

Hello,

I’m sorry for writing in English. It’d be great if someone could translate this message if necessary.

One of the most requested features for Wikidata is to enable editing of Wikidata’s data directly from Wikipedia, so the editors can continue their workflow without switching websites.

The Wikidata development team has been working on a tool to achieve this goal: fill and edit the Wikipedia infoboxes with information from Wikidata, directly on Wikipedia, via the Visual Editor.

We already asked for feedback in 2015, and collected some interesting ideas which we shared with you in this thesis. Now we would like to present to you our first prototype and collect your feedback, in order to improve and continue the development of this feature.

We present this work to you very early, so we can include your feedback before and all along the development. You are the core users of this feature, so we want to make sure that it fits your needs and editing processes.

You will find the prototype, description of the features, and a demo video, on this page. Feel free to add any comment or feedback on the talk page. The page is currently not translated in every languages, but you can add your contribution by helping to translate it.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to follow all the discussions on Wikipedia, so if you want to be sure that your feedback is read, please add it on the Wikidata page, in your favorite language. Thanks for your understanding.

Thanks, Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

RevisionSlider[ኮድ አርም]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:39, 16 ሜይ 2017 (UTC)

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[ኮድ አርም]

21:09, 16 ሜይ 2017 (UTC)

New notification when a page is connected to Wikidata[ኮድ አርም]

Hello all,

(Please help translate to your language)

The Wikidata development team is about to deploy a new feature on all Wikipedias. It is a new type of notification (via Echo, the notification system you see at the top right of your wiki when you are logged in), that will inform the creator of a page, when this page is connected to a Wikidata item.

You may know that Wikidata provides a centralized system for all the interwikilinks. When a new page is created, it should be connected to the corresponding Wikidata item, by modifying this Wikidata item. With this new notification, editors creating pages will be informed when another editor connects this page to Wikidata.

Screenshot Echo Wikibase notification.png

This feature will be deployed on May 30th on all the Wikipedias, excepting English, French and German. This feature will be disable by default for existing editors, and enabled by default for new editors.

This is the first step of the deployments, the Wikipedias and other Wikimedia projects will follow in the next months.

If you have any question, suggestion, please let me know by pinging me. You can also follow and leave a comment on the Phabricator ticket.

Thanks go to Matěj Suchánek who developed this feature!

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk)

m:Requests for comment/Global centralnotice for the blockade of the Turkish government[ኮድ አርም]

Hi, you are invited to participate in the discussion on the proposal to make a banner through m: centralnotice to inform more people around the world about what the Turkish government has done about Wikipedia, ie all the language versions of Wikipedia are You are obscured, so in Turkey it is impossible to view the * .wikipedia.org site. To hope that the Turkish government will remove the block, it is necessary to raise awareness of this fact around the world because it is important to succeed in this mission because Wikipedia can not be seen in Turkey. With this message also for those interested, I invite him to sign the Wikimedian appeal. If you have any questions or questions do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks best regards. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 20:46, 17 ሜይ 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections[ኮድ አርም]

21:06, 23 ሜይ 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata changes now also appear in enhanced recent changes[ኮድ አርም]

Hello, and sorry to write this message in English. You can help translating it.

Starting from today, you will be able to display Wikidata changes in both modes of the recent changes and the watchlist.

Read and translate the full message

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) 08:33, 29 ጁን 2017 (UTC)

(wrong target page? you can fix it here)

WikiData Issue[ኮድ አርም]

I have been struggling for about six weeks to get our article ሃብሃብ linked to other wikipedias on wikidata. As you can see, after six weeks, I have failed, largely because of the individuals in charge of Wikidata, who have instead blocked me from there to further obstruct the growth of the Amharic wikipedia. I believe their unwillingness to allow ሃብሃብ to be linked to other languages, and their willingness to block me for complaining abut the one user Brya, is indiciative of the attitudes I have found at wikidata that are prejudiced, so all users here should be warned about the WikiData project. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 08:42, 2 ጁላይ 2017 (UTC)

I have been pleading with User:Jasper Deng but still our article cannot be linked per the authority of User:Brya. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 08:43, 2 ጁላይ 2017 (UTC)

Note that the basic attitude at WikiData seems very similar to English wikipedia: " you are not allowed to complain about the coddled, privileged accounts or YOU get blocked! " Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 08:51, 2 ጁላይ 2017 (UTC)

Since May 2017, User:Brya has delinked numerous Amharic articles, edit warred with me or otherwise obstructed me. [Past problem articles in the last month: Ginger, tomato, almond, watermelon, pomegranate, apple] His interest, whatever it is, is not in having these articles properly linked to the items they were intended for, and making up silly excuses, multiplying words, to convince others his mission to delink me is correct. He has also made numerous disparaging remarks about Amharic in the process, saying it is too "embarrassing" (although he cannot read it) and other users there suggested Ethiopians lack knowledge of taxonomy making him automatically right and me wrong. When I ask how is he allowed to do this, it turns out he isn't just an ordinary editor, he has some kind of prestige at WikiData that others will defend to the point of calling for me to be banned for challenging him. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 10:18, 2 ጁላይ 2017 (UTC)

Accessible editing buttons[ኮድ አርም]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:23, 10 ጁላይ 2017 (UTC)

Page Previews (Hovercards) update[ኮድ አርም]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:32, 20 ጁላይ 2017 (UTC)

Improved search in deleted pages archive[ኮድ አርም]

Please help translate to your language

During Wikimedia Hackathon 2016, the Discovery team worked on one of the items on the 2015 community wishlist, namely enabling searching the archive of deleted pages. This feature is now ready for production deployment, and will be enabled on all wikis, except Wikidata.

Right now, the feature is behind a feature flag - to use it on your wiki, please go to the Special:Undelete page, and add &fuzzy=1 to the URL, like this: https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUndelete&fuzzy=1. Then search for the pages you're interested in. There should be more results than before, due to using ElasticSearch indexing (via the CirrusSearch extension).

We plan to enable this improved search by default on all wikis soon (around August 1, 2017). If you have any objections to this - please raise them with the Discovery team via email or on this announcement's discussion page. Like most Mediawiki configuration parameters, the functionality can be configured per wiki. Once the improved search becomes the default, you can still access the old mode using &fuzzy=0 in the URL, like this: https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUndelete&fuzzy=0

Please note that since Special:Undelete is an admin-only feature, this search capability is also only accessible to wiki admins.

Thank you! CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 18:39, 25 ጁላይ 2017 (UTC)

RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"[ኮድ አርም]

There is currently a RfC open on Meta regarding "requiring those involved with paid editing on Wikipedia to link on their user page to all other active accounts through which they advertise paid Wikipedia editing business."

Note this is to apply to Wikipedia and not necessarily other sister projects, this is only to apply to websites where people are specifically advertising that they will edit Wikipedia for pay and not any other personal, professional, or social media accounts a person may have.

Please comment on meta. Thanks. Send on behalf of User:Doc James.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:07, 17 ሰፕቴምበር 2017 (UTC)

Discussion on synced reading lists[ኮድ አርም]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:35, 20 ሰፕቴምበር 2017 (UTC)

Update from WikiData[ኮድ አርም]

To Jimbo Wales: "THIS is what's going on WikiData right now. I thought WIkiData would mostly help or assist the various language Wikipedia projects, but it's positioning itself as a bureaucratic nightmare with privileged 'behind the scenes' users who fight various language Wikipedia projects in any way they can (mainly, repeatedly delinking and segregating the articles of small wikipedias, from the 'main' items larger wikipedias use), as an excuse to "lord it over" the various language Wikipedia projects."

In the meantime, it may be dificult to get any new articles properly linked for the next week as the WikiData sysop has again blocked me - for using the word 'facetious', which, it turns out, was a word I wasnt allowed to use... Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 12:40, 22 ኦክቶበር 2017 (UTC)

Changes to the global ban policy[ኮድ አርም]

Hello. Some changes to the community global ban policy have been proposed. Your comments are welcome at m:Requests for comment/Improvement of global ban policy. Please translate this message to your language, if needed. Cordially. Matiia (Matiia) 00:34, 12 ኖቬምበር 2017 (UTC)

New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers[ኮድ አርም]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:07, 20 ኖቬምበር 2017 (UTC)