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Away for 4 years[edit]

HI, I was one a couple of the first Skype organizing sessions back in 2010 or 2011 and due to unforseen circumstances I was off the Internet for the last 4 years. Thus I lost contact with the orginizers and this group. I am glad it has progressed so far. I am at a quandry though about images and articles and what contributions are to be made. I ventured trough the to do lists and a few other pages but can't seem to find an Upload link? Where are the Canadian photos or do all things revert to regular Wikimedia. Same goes for Canadian articles? Do I make a link or duplicate them here. Some were unceremoniously deleted from Wikipedia as they were deemed non notable by Americans who know nothing of some Canadian people or when I logged in under a different name. Is Wiki Canada just for promoting Pedia and Media to Canadians? That's great in itself as I was thinking of organizing some London meetings and workshops myself. WayneRay (talk) 13:32, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Almost a year later. Is anyone here? What 2016 activities are going on? Are we still active? WayneRay (talk) 12:53, 18 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
It should be noted that the 'unforseen circumstances' in question involved WayneRay being jailed for child pornography offences. [1] And yes, it is the same person - hence the blocks from EnWP, Commons etc. [2] 19:06, 15 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Proposal to globally ban WayneRay from Wikimedia[edit]

Per Wikimedia's Global bans policy, I'm alerting all communities in which WayneRay participated in that there's a proposal to globally ban his account from all of Wikimedia. Members of the Wikimedia Canada community are welcome in participate in the discussion. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 14:43, 18 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]


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 you want me to make these updates, you can grant me admin rights and I will make the updates as soon as I can. Nirmos (talk) 22:16, 8 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]


There is no online activity by Eclecticology since May 2016. Esp. the community at Wikilivres is much concerned about him. Do you have any information or suggestion? K67y (talk) 13:35, 29 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016[edit]

Are we not participating again in 2016 in Wiki Loves Monuments? Is it too late to get started? Very sad to see this not happen for the 2nd year in a row. Our last contest was in 2014. Oaktree b (talk) 03:26, 9 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]


See wikilivres:Community portal Since Ray's passing, community members there have been in discussion with the future of this cousin site to the WMF projects. Between User:Yann, myself, and I hope members of Wikimedia Canada, I would like to see the site expand as a companion to WMF wikis. If anyone is interested in talking to that community, please post to my talk here. Thanks. Koavf (talk) 20:31, 22 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I am willing to provide some support. Doc James (talk) 15:28, 26 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Unless there’s content only shown to registered users, that page is empty. Considering the project is private, with no apparent means for new members to sign up, in what way might those of us who are not already members be expected to contribute?—Odysseus1479 (talk) 01:56, 4 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, the right link for the Discussion about the future of wikilivres is wikilivres:Wikilivres:Community_Portal/en#When_do_we_split.3F. There are administrative and technical problems to solve, including updating or reinstalling the server, and making new registrations possible in the normal way. Any help is appreciated. K67y (talk) 17:38, 8 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Seeking a next step The community at Wikilivres is still sorting out what we need to do. Simply put, I don't think any of us knows what is next. One thing that would be nice is if there were some way to ensure continuity in the future. One strength of some kind of community stewardship is that we don't have to rely on one person to own and manage the resource. I'll be happy to help however I can but I'm an American. Koavf (talk) 07:47, 10 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Music in Canada national Wikipedia campaign[edit]

Hi, We're a group of music librarians and we're organising a national campaign focused on expanding and strengthening content related to music in Canada to be timed with the 150th anniversary of confederation in 2017. It will most likely be editing workshops in the late spring with a coordinated distributed edit-a-thon in October 2017. So far we have interest from 36 organisations and individuals and it's looking like we'll have about 15 geographic nodes from Cape Breton to British Columbia. I'm working on formalising the participant list and gathering wikipedia usernames, etc. I would love to hear from this community! We're working on a project grant and support and input would also be very much appreciated. See the draft here:


Hello, I would like to add Extension:FormatNum to our Wiki's extensions, in order to manage FORMATNUM in both French and English on this Wiki. I've open a ticket on Phabricator, and as suggested, it's better to have a consensus before such change. So please, if you have a moment, I would like to have your opinions. Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 19:56, 14 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Je pense que ça serait utile de l'activer sur ce wiki. Merci, Amqui (talk) 21:01, 14 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Super utile pour une édition grammaticalement et numériquement correcte en FR! --Thekidpossum (talk) 21:41, 14 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
+1 very useful to have it on this wiki Seeris (talk) 23:42, 14 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]