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فہرست

Happy Public Domain Day 2016!

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Feel free to translate this message in your language!

On January 1 we celebrate Public Domain Day as many works of authors who died 70+ years ago now enter the public domain and can be used freely.

Let us be aware: copyright is temporary. It only lasts during the authors lifetime and 70 years afterwards (in most countries). During those years it is limiting Wikipedia and her sister projects in showing works of art, literature, public art and buildings in countries without freedom of panorama, and more in the articles. But now a new batch is freed from copyrights!

An overview of images and texts that are restored or added to the Wikimedia Commons, are collected on: this page.

Many of these files still need a place in articles. You can help!

You can also help by uploading new files of subjects that are freed of copyrights.
You can also help by tagging all requests for deletion pages with the category when the file can be restored, which will be/was deleted.

As I follow the log of restored files this week, more images and texts will follow. If still files or texts are missing in the list, let me know or add them yourselves.

A very happy Public Domain Day! Romaine (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 13:35, 2 جنوری 2016 (م ع و)


  • Some of the freed files:

Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon

​Hello,
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CIS-A2K is going to organize an edit-a-thon between 25 and 31 January this year. The aim of this edit-a-thon is creating and improving en:Geographical Indications in India related articles.

We welcome all of you to join this edit-a-thon.
Please see the event and add your name as a participant: meta:CIS-A2K/Events/Geographical_Indications_in_India_Edit-a-thon

Feel free to ask if you have question(s).
Regards. --Titodutta (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 15:54, 22 جنوری 2016 (م ع و)

GI edit-a-thon 2016 updates

Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon 2016 has started, if you have not signed up still, please consider joining now.

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Updates

Here are a few updates:

  1. More than 80 Wikipedians have joined this edit-a-thon
  2. More than 20 articles have been created/expanded already (this may not be the exact number, see "Ideas" section #1 below)
  3. Infobox geographical indication has been started on English Wikipedia. You may help to create a similar template for on your Wikipedia.
Become GI edit-a-thon language ambassador

If you are an experienced editor, become an ambassador. Ambassadors are community representatives and they will review articles created during this edit-a-thon, and perform a few other administrative tasks.

Translate the Meta event page

Please translate this event page into your own language. Event page has been started in Bengali, English and Telugu, please start a similar page on your Wikipedia too.

Ideas
  1. Please report the articles you are creating or expanding here. It'll be difficult for us to count or review articles unless you report it.
  2. These articles may also be created or expanded:

See more ideas and share your own here.

Further updates

Please keep checking the Meta-Wiki event page for the latest updates. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:33, 27 جنوری 2016 (م ع و)

The visual editor is coming to this wiki

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Hello. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. شکریہ!

Hi everybody,

My name is Erica, and I am a Community Liaison at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm here to let you know that the visual editor is coming to editors at this Wikipedia soon. 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 "آزمائشی" in your preferences. Choose "بصری خانہ ترمیم" and click save. When it is enabled, you will press the "ترمیم" button to edit an article in the new software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press "ترمیم ماخذ".

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.

Thank you, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 18:29, 5 فروری 2016 (م ع و)

Reminder: the visual editor is coming to this wiki soon

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

This is a reminder that the visual editor is coming to all editors at this Wikipedia soon. As of this writing, the team is not aware of any issues specific to this language that should prevent the new software to be deployed here; therefore, please do let us know if you find any problems instead. You can report issues in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org. There is a short guide at mediawiki.org that you can follow (as if it was a "checklist") to learn about the community work necessary to adapt the visual editor, and its referencing system in particular, to your community's needs.

If you can translate from English into this wiki's language, or know anyone who can, please follow the links below, as this language still has 0% progress in translations (0% or slightly above, for interface messages). You'll help your community get the best possible experience when it comes to interface messages and documentation related to the visual editor. After you click on any links, your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. Once you've selected it, 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 modify existing ones. The interface is hosted at https://translatewiki.net; you'll need an account if you never translated there before. The user guide lives at Mediawiki.org, for which you can use your regular Wikipedia account. You're welcome to contact me personally whenever you need help.

Thank you for your cooperation, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 16:34, 26 فروری 2016 (م ع و)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2016)

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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 مارچ 2016 (م ع و)


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.

CIS-A2K Newsletter 2016 March

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Hello,
CIS-A2K has published their March 2016 newsletter. The edition includes details about these topics:

  1. CIS-A2K's work-plan for the year 2016-2017
  2. National-level Wikipedia Education Program review workshop conducted in Bangalore in mid-January;
  3. BHASHA-Indian Languages Digital Festival event and CIS-A2K's participation;
  4. A learning pattern describing the importance of storytelling over demonstration in a Wikipedia outreach;

Please read the complete newsletter here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:58, 13 اپریل 2016 (م ع و)

No editing 2 times this week

ویکیمیڈیا فاؤنڈیشن، ڈلاس میں اپنے جدید ڈیٹا سینٹر کو ٹیسٹ کرنے لگا ہے۔ ایسا کرنے سے یقین دہانی کرائی جا سکے گی کہ قدرتی آفات کے باوجود ویکیپیڈیا اور ویکیمیڈیا کی دیگر ویکیاں آن لائن رہ سکیں۔ اس بات کا یقین سب کچھ کام کر رہا ہے بنانے کے لئے، وکیمیڈیا ٹیکنالوجی ڈیپارٹمنٹ نے ایک ٹیسٹ کرنے کا منصوبہ بنایا ہے۔ یہ ٹیسٹ بتائے گا کہ ایک ڈیٹا سینٹر سے دوسرے پر معتبر طریقے سے تبادلہ ممکن ہے یا نہیں۔ اس ٹیسٹ کو چلانے کے لئے کافی ٹیموں کی ضرورت ہے تا کہ متوقع طور پر ابھرنے والے مسائل کو ٹھیک کرنے کے لئے انکی دستیابی میسر ہو۔

منگل، 19 اپریل کو نئے ڈیٹا سینٹر تمام ٹریفک کی منتقلی ہو ہو جائے گی۔
جمعرات، 21 اپریل کو، یہ واپس مرکزی ڈیٹا سینٹر پر منتقل ہو جائے گی۔

بدقسمتی سے، میڈیاوکی میں کچھ بندشوں کی وجہ سے، تمام ترامیم ان دو دنوں کے دوران روکنا ہوگی۔ اس اِنقطاع کے لیے ہم معذرت خواہ ہیں اور کوشش کر رہے ہیں کہ یہ مستقبل میں مختصر درجہ کی ہی ہو۔

کچھ دیر کے لیے، آپ تمام ویکیاں پڑھ تو سکیں گے، لیکن ان میں ترمیم نہیں کر سکیں گے۔

  • تقریباً 15 تا 30 منٹ کے لئے منگل، 19 اپریل اور جمعرات، 21 اپریل، کو آپ ترامیم نہیں کر سکیں گے، جہاں یہ وقت 14:00 متناسق عالمی وقت (16:00 مرکزی یورپی گرما وقت, 10:00 مشرقی منطقۂ وقت, 07:00 بحر الکاہل منطقۂ گرما وقت) کو شروع ہو گا۔
  • اگر آپ اس دورانئے میں مضمون میں کوئی ترمیم یا اسے محفوظ کرنا چاہیں گے تو آپ کو ایک ایرر میسج دکھایا جائے گا۔ ہماری امید تو یہ ہو گی کہ اس دوران کسی کی بھی ترمیم ضایع نہ ہو، لیکن ہم اس کی ضمانت نہیں لے سکتے۔ اگر آپ کو بھی یہ ایرر میسج دکھے تو برائے مہربانی تب تک کا انتظار فرمائیے جب تک سب حسبِ معمول نہ ہو جائے۔ پھر آپ اپنی ترمیم کو محفوظ کر سکتے ہیں۔ لیکن، ہماری یہ رائے ہے کہ آپ احتیاطاً اپنی تبدیلیوں کی ایک کاپی سنبھال کر رکھیں۔

دیگر آثار:

  • پس منظر چلنے والے کام سلو ہو جایئں گے یا تو بلکل تھم جایئں گے۔ لال رنگ کے روابط حسب معمول تازہ نہیں ہوں گے۔ اگر آپ ایک ایسا مضمون لکھیں گے جو پہلے سے بیرونی روابط کے ذریعہ کسی اور مضمون سے جڑا ہوا ہے، تو اس مضمون کا ربط حسبِ معمول سے ہٹ کر تازہ کیا جائے گا۔ طویل مدت تک چلنے والے سکرپٹس کو بند کرنا پڑے گا۔
  • 18 اپریل سے شروع ہونے والے ہفتے میں کوڈ کی تبدیلی کو روک دیا جائے گا۔ کسی قسم کے غیر ضروری کوڈ کو چڑھایا نہیں جائے گا۔

یہ ٹیسٹ پہلے 22 مارچ کے دن واقع ہونا تھا۔ اب اس کے لئے 19 اور 21 اپریل کے دنوں کا چناؤ کیا گیا ہے۔ گوشوارۂ تَرتيب کار کے بارے میں آپ ویکی ٹیک کی ویب سائٹ پر مزید مطالع کر سکتے ہیں۔ گوشوارۂ تَرتيب کار میں تبدیلیاں وہاں درج کی جایئں گی۔ اس کے بارے میں دیگر اعلانات جاری کیے جائیں گے۔ برائے مہربانی، ان معلومات کو اپنی کمیونٹی میں بانٹیں۔ /User:Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:10, 17 اپریل 2016 (م ع و)

Train-the-Trainer and MediaWiki Training: Capacity building initiatives for the Wikimedia community

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Like the previous years [1][2] CIS-A2K is planning for a capacity building activity for the Indic-language Wikimedia communities this year. This 3-4 day event, that is planned to be organized in Bengaluru, will include several parallel training sessions. The general sessions will broadly include:

  • How to conduct Wikimedia outreach (workshops, GLAM activities, edit-a-thons)
  • Ways to groom new contributors
  • Advanced Wikipedia editing and Wikipedia policy and guidelines

Similarly, the MediaWiki training will include:

  • MediaWiki - installation, analysis, understanding
  • Working with MediaWiki
  • How bots work on Wikimedia projects with an emphasis on pywikibot
  • Bug triage, bug life cycle, raising a bug, fixing a bug
  • General overview of FOSS, Openness, social media, Copyright, Creative Commons

We are looking forward to nominate yourself or nominate any other member of your community to participate in this event. We will be selecting the participants based on the community recommendation. We are looking forward to hearing your inputs on the program design and anything in particular that you would like to see.

Please note that the Wikimedians who have not attended the previous iterations of this training will be given more preference.
You can learn more about the event here.

Footnotes

  1. Train-the-Trainer
  2. MediaWiki Training

Thanks. -- CIS-A2K (sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 05:59, 30 اپریل 2016 (م ع و))

WikiConference India 2016 update

Hi,

After an elaborate community participation process, we are planning to host Wikiconference India 2016 in Chandigarh during August 5, 6 and 7.

Please help us by

We will be calling applications for travel scholarship and paper presentations soon.

We look forward to your contribution in making this conference successful. Please sign up to our mailing list and follow the discussion in Meta for updates.

Thanks.

--Satdeep Gill (ڳالهہ) 16:41, 7 مَئي 2016 (UTC) WikiConference India 2016 team.

As a stakeholder of the Wikimedia India community in India, please express your support and comments regarding the selection of host city, date and other aspects of this conference planning.

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Apply for WikiConference India 2016 scholarships

Hi,

You are requested to translate this message into your local language.

WikiConference India 2016 is being organized in Chandigarh during August 5, 6 and 7.

Scholarship Applications for WCI2016 are open from now till 31st May 2016.

You can check this link for more information regarding selection process and criteria.

You can fill the application form by clicking on this link.

Thanks.

--ستدیپ گل (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:35, 11 مئی 2016 (م ع و)

WikiConference India 2016 team.

CIS-A2K April 2016 Newsletter

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Hello,
CIS-A2K has published their April 2016 newsletter. The edition includes details about these topics:

  1. Edit-a-thon organised at Christ University, Bangalore to celebrate Women’s Day;
  2. Celebrating the 13th anniversary of Kannada Wikipedia;
  3. Odia-language Women’s History Month edit-a-thons;
  4. Upcoming 14th birth anniversary of Odia Wikipedia;

Please read the complete newsletter here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:41, 23 مئی 2016 (م ع و)

Train-the-Trainer 2016: Event details and invitation to apply

Greetings from CIS-A2K,

It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Train-the-Trainer 2016 programme organised by CIS-A2K is going to be held from 15-17 June, Bangalore.

Train-the-Trainer programme was conceptualised in order to bridge the gap between wiki volunteers/enthusiasts who would like to conduct off reach activities and have been discouraged due to non availability of resources and support. The three day residential event will include presentations by the participants regarding a plan to improve their wiki-projects, expert sessions about conducting effective outreach activities, best practices from the global wiki communities, revised grant structure of WMF, activities to understand WMF strategy and vision, understanding global metrics and coming up with a concrete plan by participants in association with A2K to improve their wiki-projects.

A2K invites Wikimedians to apply for this programme. Participants will be selected based on their on wiki and off wiki activities and their responses to the questions asked in the Google form. Selected participants are required to finish pre-work assigned to them without fail. Please fill the Google form given below and write to us at tanveer@cis-india.org, tito@cis-india.org and rahim@cis-india.org for more details.

Regards, --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:37, 23 مئی 2016 (م ع و)

  • Apologies, the dates for Train-the-Trainer 2016 have slightly been changed (we have made changes in the message above), the event will be held on 15-17 June 2016 in Bangalore.
CIS-A2K would like to groom new leadership and sustain existing initiatives in the community. In order to fulfil this objectives, preference will be given to Wikimedians who are applying for the first time. Please fill this form if you have not done yet. Please keep on checking the event page for further updates or contact tanveer@cis-india.org, rahim@cis-india.org or me at tito@cis-india.org --Titodutta (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 09:41, 25 مئی 2016 (م ع و)

Train-the-Trainer 2016 updates

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​​Greetings from CIS-A2K,
List of selected participants for Train-the-Trainer 2016 has been published here.
Following criteria were followed while making the selection:

  1. On Wiki and Off Wiki participation and contribution.
  2. Not more than two participants from a language community.
  3. Application form
  4. First time participants were given preference over Wikimedians who have already participated.

Due to the incredibly large number of applications that we received it would be difficult for us to write to all applicants individually. Please write to us if there are any queries. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:25, 5 جون 2016 (م ع و)

ویکی مینیا 2016ء میں پاکستان کی عدم نمائندگی

ویکی مینیا 2015ء میں مرحوم خالد محمود، منتظم شاہ مکھی ویکیپیڈیا پاکستان کے واحد شریک تھے۔ اس سال بھارت سے 23 افراد شریک ہوئے۔ بنگلہ دیش سے تین اور نیپال سے چار شرکاء شامل تھے۔ امسال صحیح تعداد تو ملکی اساس پر بتانا مشکل ہے، تاہم ایک نمائندہ سری لنکا سے بھی آ رہا ہے جس کا نام رحمان ہے۔ پاکستان سے صرف ثاقب قیوم نام کے صارف کی اسکالرشپ منظور ہوئی تھی۔ یہ وہی صاحب ہیں جو ویکی سفر پر فعال ہیں اور ٹویٹر پر اس منصوبے کا فروغ کرتے ہیں۔ افسوس ہؤا جب ان کا یہ پیام پڑھا --مزمل (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:13, 11 جون 2016 (م ع و):

.. I wont be able to make it due to some plans at home.


please cancel my ticket as I wrote in my earlier email...


Saqib Qayyum

WikiConference India 2016 Survey

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Hi,

Greetings from Wiki Conference India 2016 Team. Sorry for writing in English. Please feel free to translate the message in your language to help other community members.

Everyone is requested to participate in this short survey to help us learn more about WikiConference India 2016 participants' capabilities, needs, interests and expectations regarding conference programs.

How we’ll use this data: We will collect responses to assess whether and what type of conference programs would be most beneficial for the Wikimedia community in India. Individual responses or comments will not be made publicly available unless in anonymized or aggregate form.

In legalese: Your privacy is important to us. As allowed by law, we will only share your responses with WCI 2016 helping on this survey. We may, however, publicly share anonymous statistics about the responses in aggregate form. Wikimedia is a worldwide organization. By answering these questions, you permit us to record and transfer your responses to the United States and other places as may be necessary to carry out the objectives of this project. You also agree to refrain from incorporating your personal information in response to a question that doesn’t ask for it and to donate your responses to the public domain. For terms and privacy considerations related to Google Forms, consult the Privacy Policy (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/) and Terms of Use (http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/) of Google.

Survey link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Tn5TCFE4DkrAhIVmXk_Hx--upllCRU5pQlz6G_7Qb5M/edit?ts=575ad1a7

Regards,

WikiConference India Team

Wiki Loves Earth India 2016

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Greetings from Wikimedia India
Wiki Loves Earth (WLE) is an international photography competition on Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia India is running this competition in India. We are delighted to share our early success, within 15 days we have received more than 15000 images, averaging a thousand images per-day. Some of the images received have helped us improve the picture quality of India’s flora and fauna, which are then being shared on Wikipedia and its sister projects.

India’s natural diversity remains incredible your support and suggestions would help us record images of India’s unique eco-systems. We seek your support to make this event reach new heights. India has a vibrant photography community and we hope to significantly increase Indian Natural heritage related photographs on Commons through this contest campaign.

We seek your community support in spreading awareness about this competition amongst your family and friends who aren’t Wikimedia’s, contribution yourself and at last using images for your respective languages to build Wikipedia and its sister projects richer and exemplified.

Please find more details on this link: Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in India.

For any doubts, please feel free to email us at wikilovesearth2016@gmail.com and you may follow us on Facebook here. -- User:Abhinav619 via MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:34, 18 جون 2016 (م ع و)

WikiConference India 2016 - Call for papers/abstracts

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Here is an important update from WikiConference India 2016. The call for abstracts/proposals for WikiConference India opens today. If you are interested to submit your paper, please do so. To know more details please check this page. If you have question(s), please ask us here. Thanks and regards. -- WikiConference India 2016 organizing team sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:49, 22 جون 2016 (م ع و)

Punjab Edit-a-thon : WikiConference India 2016

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Greetings from WikiConference India team.

An edit-a-thon is being conducted with an aim to create or improve articles related to Punjab. This edit-a-thon is a part of WikiConference India 2016. You and your community are cordially invited to join this edit-a-thon as participants or co-ordinators. This will be our gift for the Chandigarh team which is hosting us for the conference. The community that adds most number of words or bytes to the articles will be awarded a trophy during the conference!

Participate or learn more here.

Thank you. -- WikiConference India team (Discuss) sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 09:15, 2 جولا‎ئی 2016 (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter : May and June

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CIS-A2K has published their consolidated newsletter for the months of May and June, 2016. The edition includes details about these topics:

  • Train-the-trainer and MediaWiki training for Indian language Wikimedians
  • Wikimedia Community celebrates birthdays of Odia Wikipedia, Odia Wiktionary and Punjabi Wikipedia
  • Programme reports of outreach, education programmes and community engagement programmes
  • Event announcements and press releases
  • Upcoming events (WikiConference India 2016)
  • Articles and blogs, and media coverage

Please read the complete newsletter here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscribe this newsletter, click here. -- CIS-A2K (talk) sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 04:37, 14 جولا‎ئی 2016 (م ع و)

Olympics Edit-a-ton

Dear Friends & Wikipedians, Celebrate the world's biggest sporting festival on Wikipedia. The Rio Olympics Edit-a-Ton aims to pay tribute to Indian athletes and sportsperson who represent India at Olympics. Please find more details here. Looking forward to your participation. Thank you Abhinav619 sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 04:28, 29 جولا‎ئی 2016 (م ع و)

The visual editor will be enabled on this wiki in some days

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

As per previous announcements in the past months, the visual editor (بصری خانہ ترمیم) will be enabled at this Wikipedia in some days. It allows people to edit articles as if they were using a typical word processor. Here's a quick explanation of what is going to happen: you can find a more detailed one, with pictures, at mediawiki.org.

Side by side screenshots, showing the visual appearance of both editing systems
What's changing?
In the new system, you get a single edit tab which follows your preferences, and that therefore will launch the wikitext editor or the visual editor depending on which one you opened the last (آخری بار زیر استعمال خانہ ترمیم کو یاد رکھیں).
This applies to everyone who edited recently, including anonymous users.
How do I switch to the other editor then?
Buttons on the toolbars of both editors were added months ago so that you can switch from one to the other every time you want to, without losing your changes and without having to save first.
The button, located on the right side of the toolbar, looks like square brackets ([[ ]]) in the visual editor, and like a pencil (OOjs UI icon edit-ltr.svg) in the wikitext editor.
Are there other options available?
Yes. You can choose whether you want:
  • اگر ممکن ہو تو ہمیشہ بصری خانہ ترمیم دکھائیں (if you temporarily switch to the wikitext editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it; also, it only applies to namespaces where the visual editor is available).
  • ہمیشہ ماخذی خانہ ترمیم دکھائیں (if you temporarily switch to the visual editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it)
  • دونوں خانہ ترمیم کے خانے دکھائیں (a system in place at multiple wikis since 2013. You are familiar with this option if you have been using the visual editor here.)
    • Please note: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
How do I set my preference?
  • If you want to try or to stay in the new system: you don't need to do anything.
  • If you had explicitly disabled the visual editor in the past and want to keep it disabled: you don't need to do anything.
  • All the registered users have a dropdown menu in the Editing tab of their Preferences (ترمیم کاری --> انداز ترمیم کاری:), where they can choose from. This only needs to be done once. Don't forget to save ;)
    • Users with the visual editor disabled need to re-enable it if they're interested in accessing that menu!
  • People who use the visual editor regularly will see a pop-up (only once after the single edit tab system is introduced), and they can choose their favorite setting there. Of course, they can change their mind at any time just like the others, and pick a different setting from their Preferences.
    • Anonymous users who have used the visual editor recently will also be able to choose which editor they want to edit with.
    • Reminder: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
Final remarks
  • Please spread the word about this major change in any way that you deem appropriate for this community. Please note it will affect all the registered users at first, and after one week or so it will reach logged-out contributors as well if no major technical issues have arisen.
  • Please do let us know about any anomalies you think you're experiencing, and do post any other feedback here. I'd like to thank everyone who will walk an extra mile to make the transition easier for this community, and whoever will help me processing feedback in your language.
  • You can learn more about optimizing the visual editor experience here by reading a guide on mediawiki.org, which was recently rewritten.

Thank you! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 16:49, 3 اگست 2016 (م ع و)

The visual editor is now active here

Hello again. This message is only available in English at this time: Please help translate to your language. شکریہ!

As some of you have noticed, this Wikipedia now has the visual editor (بصری خانہ ترمیم) enabled for all registered users. The rollout to logged-out users will likely happen in a week or so.

For an explanation of how the editing system now works and how to choose/go back to your favorite setting, please see my previous announcement above. If you wish to change your editing system preferences now, this can be done from this link to your Preferences --> ترمیم کاری --> انداز ترمیم کاری:.

All edits using the visual editor will be tagged with "بصری خانہ ترمیم" in recent changes, watchlists, and page histories. To access the User Guide for the visual editor, click on the "(?)" icon in its toolbar.

Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues directly in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback; by all means, feel free to also ping or contact me directly if you prefer. 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.

Happy editing! Respectfully, Elitre (WMF) 15:44, 10 اگست 2016 (م ع و)

PS: Are you seeing interface messages that are not in this wiki's language? Please fix this by providing translations here. Translations may be also provided for the user guide. Please contact me if you want guidance in contributing translations!

PS: Sorry for the off-topic comment: I believe the target for this wiki at m:Distribution_list/Global_message_delivery is not correct. Please fix it? Thanks. --Elitre (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 15:59, 10 اگست 2016 (م ع و)
Just a heads-up that rollout of the visual editor on this wiki is complete, as it is also available to logged-out editors now. Please refer to my previous messages for details. You can read the "checklist" that is being written to help communities like yours in their process of adapting the visual editor to their customs and needs. Best, Elitre (WMF) 16:11, 17 اگست 2016 (م ع و)

Save/Publish

I believe this wiki might have missed this important announcement (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Editing/Publish) about some changes to text on some buttons. Hope this helps, Elitre (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:02, 10 اگست 2016 (م ع و)

Thanks for this important announcemnet. But here and here, Urdu language is not available. :) یہ صارف منتظم ہے—خادم—  19:12, 17 اگست 2016 (م ع و)
Yes. Please provide a translation at https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=MediaWiki:Publishpage/ur&action=edit and at https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=MediaWiki:Publishchanges/ur&action=edit . Thanks! --Elitre (WMF) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:40, 19 اگست 2016 (م ع و)

Why Rio Olympics 2016 Matters for India

While India struggled to win medals, ending its tally with just two medals, there had been some spectacular performances. Abhinav Bindra, Jitu Rai were only marginally short at conceiving medals, while Saina-Bopana reached till the Bronze medal match, Depika Kumari lost to the world's best. At the most, Indian Hockey contingent reached the knock-out stage after so many years.

Let us keep doing our bit, Tokoyo 2020 Olympics would definitely bring more medals to India. The India At Rio Olympics 2016 is still in progress. Let's keep building it. Thank You. --Abhinav619 (sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 15:57, 23 اگست 2016 (م ع و))

CIS-A2K Newsletter: July 2016

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CIS-A2K has published their newsletter for the months of July 2016. The edition includes details about these topics:

  • Event announcement: Tools orientation session for Telugu Wikimedians of Hyderabad
  • Programme reports of outreach, education programmes and community engagement programmes
  • Ongoing event: India at Rio Olympics 2016 edit-a-thon.
  • Program reports: Edit-a-thon to improve Kannada-language science-related Wikipedia articles, Training-the-trainer programme and MediaWiki training at Pune
  • Articles and blogs, and media coverage

Please read the complete newsletter here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here. MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 20:46, 24 اگست 2016 (م ع و)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in India

Greetings from Wikimedia India! Wiki Loves Monuments in India is an upcoming photo competition, part of the bigger Wiki Loves Monuments 2016. We welcome you all to be part of it, as participants and as volunteers. The aim of the contest is to ask the general public—readers and users of Wikipedia, photographers, hobbyists, etc.—to take pictures of cultural heritage monuments and upload them to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and its sister projects. This in turn would lead to creation of new articles along with development of new articles in Indian languages.

We seek your support to make this event a grand success ! Please sign up here -- Abhinav619 (sent using MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 18:48, 27 اگست 2016 (م ع و))

New Wikipedia Library accounts available now (August 2016)


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 18:39, 30 اگست 2016 (م ع و)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language! Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
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مترجم درکار

انگریزی ویکیپیڈیا کے اس منصوبے میں کسی اردو مترجم کی ضرورت ہے۔ دلچسپی رکھنے والے احباب سے اس منصوبے میں شرکت کی درخواست ہے۔ :) یہ صارف منتظم ہے—خادم—  19:06, 25 ستمبر 2016 (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter August 2016

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CIS-A2K has published their newsletter for the months of August 2016. The edition includes details about these topics:

  • Event announcement: Tools orientation session for Telugu Wikimedians of Hyderabad
  • Programme reports of outreach, education programmes and community engagement programmes
  • Ongoing event: India at Rio Olympics 2016 edit-a-thon.
  • Program reports: Edit-a-thon to improve Kannada-language science-related Wikipedia articles, Training-the-trainer programme and MediaWiki training at Pune
  • Articles and blogs, and media coverage

Please read the complete newsletter here. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 08:25, 29 ستمبر 2016 (م ع و)
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Editing news n.3-2016

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VisualEditor
Did you know?
Did you know that you can easily re-arrange columns and rows in the visual editor?
Screenshot showing a dropdown menu with options for editing the table structure


Select a cell in the column or row that you want to move. Click the arrow at the start of that row or column to open the dropdown menu (shown). Choose either "Move before" or "Move after" to move the column, or "Move above" or "Move below" to move the row.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has mainly worked on a new wikitext editor. They have also released some small features and the new map editing tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. You can find links to the list of work finished each week at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, releasing the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving language support.

Recent changes

  • You can now set text as small or big.[1]
  • Invisible templates have been shown as a puzzle icon. Now, the name of the invisible template is displayed next to the puzzle icon.[2] A similar feature will display the first part of hidden HTML comments.[3]
  • Categories are displayed at the bottom of each page. If you click on the categories, the dialog for editing categories will open.[4]
  • At many wikis, you can now add maps to pages. Go to the Insert menu and choose the "Maps" item. The Discovery department is adding more features to this area, like geoshapes. You can read more at mediawiki.org.[5]
  • The "Save" button now says "Save page" when you create a page, and "Save changes" when you change an existing page.[6] In the future, the "صفحہ محفوظ کریں" button will say "شائع کریں". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.
  • Image galleries now use a visual mode for editing. You can see thumbnails of the images, add new files, remove unwanted images, rearrange the images by dragging and dropping, and add captions for each image. Use the "Options" tab to set the gallery's display mode, image sizes, and add a title for the gallery.[7]

Future changes

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining 10 "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next month. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including Thai, Burmese and Aramaic.

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. The 2017 wikitext editor will look like the visual editor and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices in October 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

Let's work together

  • If you aren't reading this in your preferred language, then please help us with translations! Subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact us directly, so that we can notify you when the next issue is ready. شکریہ!

Elitre (WMF) 20:51, 17 اکتوبر 2016 (م ع و)

CIS-A2K Newsletter September 2016

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CIS-A2K has published their newsletter for the months of September 2016. The edition includes details about these topics:

  • Gender gap study: Another 5 Years: What Have We Learned about the Wikipedia Gender Gap and What Has Been Done?
  • Program report: Wikiwomen’s Meetup at St. Agnes College Explores Potentials and Plans of Women Editors in Mangalore, Karnataka
  • Program report: A workshop to improve Telugu Wikipedia articles on Nobel laureates
  • Article: ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଦିବସ: ଆମ ହାତେ ଆମ କୋଡ଼ ଲେଖିବା

Please read the complete newsletter here. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 06:15, 19 اکتوبر 2016 (م ع و)
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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (November 2016)


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 نومبر 2016 (م ع و)

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CIS-A2K Newsletter October 2016

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CIS-A2K has published their newsletter for the months of October 2016. The edition includes details about these topics:

  • Blog post Wikipedia Asian Month — 2016 iteration starts on 1 November — a revisit
  • Program report: Impact Report form for the Annual Program Grant
  • Program report: Kannada Wikipedia Education Program at Christ university: Work so far
  • Article: What Indian Language Wikipedias can do for Greater Open Access in India
  • Article: What Indian Language Wikipedias can do for Greater Open Access in India
  • . . . and more

Please read the complete newsletter here. --MediaWiki message delivery (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 05:18, 21 نومبر 2016 (م ع و)
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وکی پیڈیا اسلام آباد میں

بی بی سی آٹھ دسمبرکو اسلام آباد میں وکی پیڈیا ایڈت ٹھون کروا رہئ ہے جو کہ بی بی سی کے سالانہ BBC 100 خواتین سیریز کا حصہ ہے. اسلام آباد میں وکی ایڈیٹرز ایونٹ میں شرکت کرنے کے لئے فوراً رابطہ کریں۔ (Ahmen.Khawaja@bbc.co.uk) --ثاقب (تبادلۂ خیال) 13:48, 23 نومبر 2016 (م ع و)