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Hello, I am one the admins of Incubator. I'd like to note that Incubator *is* a public content project, not an internal project. The wikis it contains can be used like any other real wiki. SPQRobin 09:24, 4 September 2011 (EDT)

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Could someone who has permission to edit please change "First Nation's" to "First Nations". The term is plural. Thank you. Nadiatalent 14:53, 3 November 2011 (EDT)


Wikivoyage and Wikidata are still missing for the projects list at the bottom of the main page. Amqui 16:34, 10 February 2013 (EST)


What's going on? I am in London and this seems so inactive? WayneRay (talk) 20:27, 23 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

News: WikiUral International Competition is due to be held in the 1st half of year 2017[edit]

WikiUral contest and events logo

Dear collegues! Let me invite you to cooperate in the WikiUral global competition! Our press releases. Thank you for your attention! Yours faithfully, Niklitov (talk) 23:05, 20 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimania 2017[edit]

Dear Sirs! I can assist in sponsoring the Wikimania 2017 conference: Theme — Sponsorship (please find Talk page of Wikimania 2017). Best Regards! — Niklitov (talk) 23:12, 20 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Projects Grant Proposal: Smithsonian Wikimedian-in-Residence for Gender Representation[edit]

I recently submitted a proposal to Project Grants to establish a Wikimedian-in-Residence for the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative to catalyze the cultural heritage sector to increase the representation of American women on Wikimedia projects. Given the U.S. Congress' mandate, we are focusing on American women, however, we hope to partner with international Wikimedia communities to raise the profile of women across the world. The Smithsonian is investing heavily in increasing the resources about American women, focusing on women and girls of color, across its 19 museums and 9 research centers and we would like to develop, test, and share micro-crowdsourcing activities to increase the volunteer base on Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects. If you have suggestions or ideas, or have interest in partnering, please chime in on the proposal discussion page. --Digitaleffie (talk) 21:51, 12 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Rejoignez les Conversations mondiales les 21 et 22 novembre[edit]

Global Conversations Nov. 21+22

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Nous aimerions vous voir aux prochaines Conversations mondiales de la Stratégie pour le Mouvement. Cela fait longtemps.
The Conversations mondiales sur la stratégie du mouvement aura lieu le samedi 21 novembre, de 11h00 à 15h00 UTC, et le dimanche 22 novembre, de 17h00 à 21h00 UTC, et vous y êtes cordialement invités.

L'accent sera mis sur les priorités identifiées par les communautés et les affiliés, et de commencer à élaborer un plan de mise en œuvre à l'échelle du mouvement pour 2021. Les principales sessions se dérouleront en anglais. Tout groupe intéressé à soutenir l'interprétation en direct dans une autre langue pourra bénéficier d'une subvention rapide. Veuillez nous en informer dès que possible.

Veuillez vous inscrire avant le 20 novembre afin que nous puissions partager avec vous les informations de connexion à Zoom. Si vous avez des questions ou des commentaires, n'hésitez pas à contacter l'équipe de soutien via Telegram, Wikimedia Chat ou par courriel

We would love to see you at the upcoming Movement Strategy Global Conversations.

The Movement Strategy Global Conversations will take place on Saturday November 21, 11:00 to 15:00 UTC, and Sunday November 22, 17:00 to 21:00 UTC, and you are warmly invited.

The focus will be to look at priorities identified by communities and affiliates, and to begin to create a movement-wide implementation plan for 2021. The main sessions will be in English. Any group interested to support live interpretation in another language may be able to receive a rapid grant. Please let us know as soon as possible.

Please register by Nov. 20 so we can share the Zoom login information with you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Support Team via Telegram, Wikimedia Chat or by email at

Looking forward to seeing you on November 21 or 22.

Au plaisir de vous voir le 21 ou le 22 novembre.
MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 23:49, 10 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Movement Charter vote and informational meetings[edit]

Our Wikimedia community organizations are invited to vote in a process relating to future Wikimedia Movement governance. We are inviting you to informational meetings on the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Oct 12 and 13, which you can access through our event page. Your group's vote is due by 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday 13 October, which is tomorrow. The voting details are at m:Movement Charter/Affiliates by Region/North America (or Additionally, all individual members have a personal opportunity to vote in the another arm of this selection process from 12-24 October at m:Movement Charter/Drafting Committee/Elections.

We welcome your group to nominate candidates, discuss, or vote, or otherwise participate in a governance process. We are not advocating for any specific candidate or cause, other than for increasing community engagement. The matter at hand is that Wikimedia volunteers have negotiated a right to draft the Wikimedia m:Movement Charter, which will serve as a constitution or governance document for the movement. A small group of Wikimedia community drafters will form a Movement Charter Drafting Committee to produce that document. A group of 9 selectors chosen by affiliates will help complete the selection of the Drafting Committee. The negotiated arrangement is that the North America affiliates get to choose 1 of the 9 selectors. We are making that choice by polling all North American Wikimedia community affiliates to nominate and/or vote for selectors.

The process is complicated and we regret the late notice here, but we did not choose this situation. As volunteer organizers, we can help advocate that our values are built into the Movement Charter.

The page m:Movement_Charter/Affiliates_by_Region/North_America is the central coordination page for North American affiliates to their vote/preference for a selector. You are free to use whatever process makes sense for your group to make a determination, whether it is informally by email, online chat, or video call. To record your decision, please have an official representative note your affiliate's decision in the table.

For more information, contact any of us. Wikimedia Foundation staff User:Xeno (WMF) and User:JKoerner (WMF) are supporting the process. For general discussion about the issues at stake or development process, please post to m:Talk:Movement Charter. For future discussion about Wikimedia governance with the volunteer community, please join Wikimedia community organizations such as m:WALRUS for discussing United States issues, or m:Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) for global issues. The notes of the meeting which produced this message are available at m:WALRUS/October 2021.

This process is rushed, but we are acting in good faith here to encourage participation in Wikimedia movement governance.

-Thanks user:econterms and Bluerasberry (talk) 13:02, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]