(Naredirek gikan sa Wikipedya:Tubaan)
Non-Cebuano-speakers, please visit our Embassy.
Para sa mga hindi nakakapag-Sebwano, maaari lamang tumungo sa aming Pasuguan.
Si non parli cebuano, per favore, visita nostra Ambasciata.
Si no habla cebuano, por favor, visite nuestra Embajada.
수그부아논 또는 세부어(세부아노)를 모르면, 우리의 대사관에 방문하십시요.
Mga arkibo

Maayong pag-abot sa atong tubaan! Kining maong panid gitagana alang sa komunikasyon sa mga miyembro ning atong katilingban sa Wikipedyang Sinugboanon.

Mahimo kang motabang sa paghimo sa Wikipedya ngadto sa usa ka ikapadayeg nga ensiklopedya pinaagi sa pag-usab sa mga nasulat na nga mga artikulo ug pagsulat og mga bag-ong artikulo. Kon maghimo ka og akawnt mangalan kanimo ang imong mga sinulat.

Galicia 15 - 15 ChallengeUsba


Wikipedia:Galicia 15 - 15 Challenge is a public writing competition which will improve improve and translate this list of 15 really important articles into as many languages as possible. Everybody can help in any language to collaborate on writing and/or translating articles related to Galicia. To participate you just need to sign up here. Thank you very much.--Breogan2008 (talk) 13:48, 12 Marso 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to Wales! The Celtic Knot Conference...Usba

I would like to invite you to the second Wikipedia language conference focusing on supporting Celtic and other small and Indigenous Languages. This year 'Celtic Knot' will be at held on the 5th and 6th of July at the National Library of Wales in Wales' most famous seaside resort of Aberystwyth.

For more information on how you could be part of this great event, pop over to our website where you can also contact Jason Evans, our National Wikimedian and conference organiser. We have many speakers who will talk about what works for them, how we can learn from each other... small is beautiful...

Viva la diversity! Llywelyn2000 (talk) 12:51, 4 Abril 2018 (UTC)


  • Kalo Chorio
  • Καλό Χωριό must be rename to Kalochori. One word. Not two. The villages of Tsipre must move to the first article. (Pls also check Wikidata)

Xaris333 (talk) 02:36, 15 Abril 2018 (UTC)

On Greek Wikipedia, Καλό Χωριό is written as two separate words: [1]. Likewise on Wikidata. Do you have sources for writing it as a single word? Lsj (talk) 06:11, 25 Abril 2018 (UTC)

Time to bring embedded maps (‘mapframe’) to most WikipediasUsba

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:38, 24 Abril 2018 (UTC)

Is this something we want to add to articles when it's available? It would be a straightforward bot job to add a mapframe to all city articles. Lsj (talk) 06:13, 25 Abril 2018 (UTC)

Several loop redirectsUsba

I looked up Espesyal:DoblengRedirekta and found several loop redirects, most of them are created by Lsjbot.--John123521 (talk) 09:16, 30 Abril 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for noticing this error. Lsj (talk) 13:05, 30 Abril 2018 (UTC)


Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:45, 7 Mayo 2018 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2018)Usba

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

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

  • Rock's Backpages – Music articles and interviews from the 1950s onwards - 50 accounts
  • Invaluable – Database of more than 50 million auctions and over 500,000 artists - 15 accounts
  • Termsoup – Translation tool


Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Baylor University Press, Loeb Classical Library, Cairn, Gale and Bloomsbury.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 18:03, 30 Mayo 2018 (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.

Update on page issues on mobile webUsba

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:58, 12 Hunyo 2018 (UTC)


Hello. I am sorry for writing in English but I don't speak your language.

  • Trachóni (lungsod). If I am not wrong, the article is about the village in Eparchía Lefkosías (north Cyprus). But, the Wikidata item d:Q7831340 is about the village in Eparchía Lemesoú. Can anyone check to see if I am correct? (Although some informations in the article, like population, are for the village in Eparchía Lemesoú). The item for the village in Eparchía Lefkosías is d:Q7831343.

In Trachóni I have noticed that are listed two villages for Eparchía Lefkosías with the name Trachóni. But they are the same village. You have to replace the red one with the village in Eparchía Lemesoú. I have tried to find Trachoni of Eparchía Lemesoú but I guess there are no article in ceb.wikipedia.

And you also have a page with the name Τραχώνι. Confusing.

Xaris333 (talk) 21:25, 30 Hunyo 2018 (UTC)

Global preferences are availableUsba

19:19, 10 Hulyo 2018 (UTC)

Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JSUsba

New user group for editing sitewide CSS/JSUsba

Enabling a helpful feature for Template editorsUsba

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:28, 6 Agosto 2018 (UTC)

Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from nowUsba

(Please help translate to your language)

Hi all,

as announced previously, permission handling for CSS/JS pages has changed: only members of the interface-admin (Interface administrators) group, and a few highly privileged global groups such as stewards, can edit CSS/JS pages that they do not own (that is, any page ending with .css or .js that is either in the MediaWiki: namespace or is another user's user subpage). This is done to improve the security of readers and editors of Wikimedia projects. More information is available at Creation of separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS. If you encounter any unexpected problems, please contact me or file a bug.

Tgr (talk) 12:39, 27 Agosto 2018 (UTC) (via global message delivery)

Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 OctoberUsba

13:33, 6 Septiyembre 2018 (UTC)

Reminder: No editing for up to an hour on 10 OctoberUsba

12:03, 4 Oktubre 2018 (UTC)

The Community Wishlist SurveyUsba

11:05, 30 Oktubre 2018 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2018Usba

14:16, 2 Nobiyembre 2018 (UTC)

Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile webUsba

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 19:34, 13 Nobiyembre 2018 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey voteUsba

18:13, 22 Nobiyembre 2018 (UTC)

Advanced SearchUsba

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 10:57, 26 Nobiyembre 2018 (UTC)

New Wikimedia password policy and requirementsUsba

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:02, 6 Disyembre 2018 (UTC)

Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019Usba

Please help translate to your language

Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.

Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.

The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.

The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

To know more about the contest, check out our Commons Page and FAQs

There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:12, 27 Disyembre 2018 (UTC)

FileExporter beta featureUsba

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 Enero 2019 (UTC)

No editing for 30 minutes 17 JanuaryUsba

You will not be able to edit the wikis for up to 30 minutes on 17 January 07:00 UTC. This is because of a database problem that has to be fixed immediately. You can still read the wikis. Some wikis are not affected. They don't get this message. You can see which wikis are not affected on this page. Most wikis are affected. The time you can't edit might be shorter than 30 minutes. /Johan (WMF)

14:47, 16 Enero 2019 (UTC)

Talk to us about talkingUsba

Trizek (WMF) 15:00, 21 Pebrero 2019 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2019)Usba

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 on the Library Card platform:

  • Kinige – Primarily Indian-language ebooks - 10 books per month
  • Gale – Times Digital Archive collection added (covering 1785-2013)
  • JSTOR – New applications now being taken again

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Baylor University Press, Taylor & Francis, Cairn, Annual Reviews and Bloomsbury. You can request new partnerships on our Suggestions page.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 17:40, 13 Marso 2019 (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.

Esh ≠ ע"שUsba

Hello. Please see Parq Esh Edith Wolfson. The "esh" part is a transliteration for ע"ש in Hebrew. But... the meaning of ע"ש is "named after". So the name of this article shoud be "park named after Edith Wolfson", or simply "Edith Wolfson Park". Can someone check this? thank you. TaBaZzz (talk) 10:22, 5 Abril 2019 (UTC)

Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 AprilUsba

10:56, 8 Abril 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestUsba

Please help translate to your language

The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:35, 12 Abril 2019 (UTC)

Multilingual Shared Templates and ModulesUsba

Hello ceb-wiki community! (Please help translate to your language)

I recently organized a project to share templates and modules between wikis. It allows modules and templates to be “language-neutral”, and store all text translations on Commons. This means that it is enough to copy/paste a template without any changes, and update the translations separately. If someone fixes a bug or adds a new feature in the original module, you can copy/paste it again without any translation work. My bot DiBabelYurikBot can help with copying. This way users can spend more time on content, and less time on updating and copying templates. Please see project page for details and ask questions on talk page.

P.S. I am currently running for the Wikimedia board, focusing on content and support of multi-language communities. If you liked my projects like maps, graphs, or this one, I will be happy to receive your support. (any registered user group can vote). Thank you! --Yurik (talk) 05:58, 11 Mayo 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata Bridge: edit Wikidata’s data from Wikipedia infoboxesUsba

Invitation to ContestUsba

Dear Wikipedians! Wikimedia UG Georgia has launched a new contest, the goal of which is to create as many articles as possible in various Wikipedia about the cultural heritage of Georgia. Join the competition, create as many articles in your Wikipedia as possible and win prizes! Timeline: from July 1 to August 31, 2019. For more, please visit contest page. Kindly, --Mehman 97 19:41, 3 Hulyo 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #1—July 2019Usba

18:32, 23 Hulyo 2019 (UTC)

Update on the consultation about office actionsUsba

Hello all,

Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.

This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.

For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.

Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.

Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team 08:02, 16 Agosto 2019 (UTC)

Binisayang Ngalan sa mga mananapUsba

What are the proper Cebuano names for various plant and animal groups? Arthropods, arachnids, amphibians, annelids, and so on, what should we call them on cebwp? Binisayang Ngalan sa mga mananap is a list of animal groups with scientific names and proposed Cebuano names. Please contribute to that list. Feel free to add additional kinds of animals and plants.

When we have consensus about the list, I will use my bot to change all these names in the articles about animal species. Lsj (talk) 10:41, 20 Agosto 2019 (UTC)

New tools and IP maskingUsba

14:18, 21 Agosto 2019 (UTC)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just startedUsba

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 Septiyembre 2019 (UTC)

Your wiki will be on read only for a few minutes on 15th OctoberUsba


Sorry to use English. Please help translate to your language and share this information.

On Tuesday 15th October from 05:00 to 05:30 AM UTC (13:00 to 13:30 Philippines time), your wiki will be on read-only mode for a few minutes. This is due to a change on the database server. For more information about the operation, please see the corresponding task on Phabricator.

A banner will be displayed just before the read-only time. Please help by translating it!

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 08:53, 1 Oktubre 2019 (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements projectUsba

07:18, 16 Oktubre 2019 (UTC)

Beta feature "Reference Previews"Usba

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:47, 23 Oktubre 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pagesUsba

11:12, 29 Oktubre 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month 2019Usba

Please help translate to your language

Wikipedia Asian Month is back! We wish you all the best of luck for the contest. The basic guidelines of the contest can be found on your local page of Wikipedia Asian Month. For more information, refer to our Meta page for organizers.

Looking forward to meet the next ambassadors for Wikipedia Asian Month 2019!

For additional support for organizing offline event, contact our international team on wiki or on email. We would appreciate the translation of this message in the local language by volunteer translators. Thank you!

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:57, 31 Oktubre 2019 (UTC)

Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contestUsba

In consideration of a week-long internet block in Iran, Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 contest has been extended for a week past November. The articles submitted till 7th December 2019, 23:59 UTC will be accepted by the fountain tools of the participating wikis.

Please help us translate and spread this message in your local language.

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:16, 27 Nobiyembre 2019 (UTC)

Binisayang Ngalan sa mga mananap, again.Usba

As announced above, I intend to update the Cebuano names of various animals and animal groups, based on a list prepared by Josefwintzent Libot. I have received no further feedback on that list for quite some time, and so I will proceed with the update within the near future.

Meanwhile, I have checked the source I originally used to create the animal and plant articles. That source (Catalogue of Life) has been extensivley modified and updated since the original bot project in 2013. I would like to apply those updates to Cebuano Wikipedia, at the same time as I update the animal names. Does such an update meet with community approval, or are there any objections? Lsj (talk) 18:25, 8 Disyembre 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Loves FolkloreUsba

Hello Folks,

Wiki Loves Love is back again in 2020 iteration as Wiki Loves Folklore from 1 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020. Join us to celebrate the local cultural heritage of your region with the theme of folklore in the international photography contest at Wikimedia Commons. Images, videos and audios representing different forms of folk cultures and new forms of heritage that haven’t otherwise been documented so far are welcome submissions in Wiki Loves Folklore. Learn more about the contest at Meta-Wiki and Commons.

Kind regards,
Wiki Loves Folklore International Team
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk)
sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:14, 18 Enero 2020 (UTC)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development ProjectUsba


The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 22 Enero 2020 (UTC)

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pagesUsba

Sorry, for writing this text in English. If you could help to translate it, it would be appreciated.

You might know the new interface for edit conflicts (currently a beta feature). Now, Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional interface to solve edit conflicts on talk pages. This interface is shown to you when you write on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment. We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature. Let us know what you think on our central feedback page! -- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) 14:14, 26 Pebrero 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion toolsUsba

19:24, 8 Abril 2020 (UTC)

Bot approval requestUsba

Hello everyone, mw:Multilingual Templates and Modules was started by Plantilya:U to help in centralisation of templates and modules. There's a mw:Special:CentralAuth/DiBabelYurikBot for the same which was approved on mrwiki some time back. Is it possible to get the approval for same in this wiki as well? Capankajsmilyo (talk) 13:37, 19 Abril 2020 (UTC)

Maintenance operation scheduledUsba

Sorry to use English. Please help translate to your language!

A maintenance operation will be performed on Thursday May 5 at 05:00 AM UTC.

It is supposed to take around 15 minutes.

During this time, you may not be able to edit the wikis. For more details about the operation and on all impacted services, please check on Phabricator.

A banner will be displayed 30 minutes before the operation.

Please help making your community aware of this maintenance operation.

Trizek (WMF) 13:34, 4 Mayo 2020 (UTC)

Urgent HelpUsba

Please help us translate the text (in bold) to your language Join WPWP Campaign to improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win a prize. Thanks for your help. T Cells (talk) 09:49, 6 Hunyo 2020 (UTC)

Ang paghisgot bahin sa metawiki bahin sa mga artikulo sa bot sa noindexingUsba

Editing news 2020 #2Usba

20:32, 17 Hunyo 2020 (UTC)

Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting PhotosUsba

This is to invite you to join the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) campaign to help improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win prizes. The campaign starts today 1st July 2020 and closes 31st August 2020.

The campaign primarily aims at using images from Wikimedia Commons on Wikipedia articles that are lacking images. Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

Please visit the campaign page to learn more about the WPWP Campaign.

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 08:24, 1 Hulyo 2020 (UTC)

feel free to translate this message to your local language when this helps your community

Feedback on movement namesUsba

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language if necessary. Thank you!

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 19:44, 2 Hulyo 2020 (UTC)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Editing news 2020 #3Usba

12:55, 9 Hulyo 2020 (UTC)

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract WikipediaUsba

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 20:06, 9 Hulyo 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC): we want to hear from you.Usba

Technical Wishes: FileExporter and FileImporter become default features on all WikisUsba

Max Klemm (WMDE) 09:13, 6 Agosto 2020 (UTC)

Update of Lsjbot-created biology articlesUsba

The articles about plants and animals that Lsjbot created some years ago were based on the Catalogue of Life database from 2011 and 2013. I have used Lsjbot to compare the names of the old articles with the most recent (2019) edition of Catalogue of Life. Taxonomy has changed a fair bit in the intervening years, so there are quite a lot of articles that need updating in various ways.

Lsjbot has created lists of these articles, sorted by type of action needed. Index to these list: Gumagamit:Lsjbot/COL2019-check/Types of articles.

The types are:

  • Redirect: no longer valid taxon, now included in another taxon. Should be redirected to the other taxon.
  • Move to: name changed, move article to new name.
    • Move to (db): target for move found through CoL database.
    • Move to (iw): target for move found through interwiki.
    • Move to (trim): target for move found by removing superfluous periods and other improper characters.
  • Delete: no longer found in database. Lsjbot cannot find a move or redirect target, neither through database nor through interwiki. Interwiki only to other bot-dominated wikis.
  • Manual check: no longer found in CoL, but has interwiki to non-bot-dominated wikis (usually enwp).
  • Multiple: several taxa with the same name in database. Disambiguation needed.

I intend to use Lsjbot to perform the redirect, move, and delete actions in the near future, and then go through the new database in total and do whatever other updates are needed. Comments or objections?

Lsj (talk) 12:17, 22 Agosto 2020 (UTC)

Done the redirect, move, and delete as above. Other updates in the pipeline. Lsj (talk) 06:49, 18 Septiyembre 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on September 1stUsba

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:48, 26 Agosto 2020 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Now Available (September 2020)Usba

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:

Many other partnerships are listed on our partners page, including Adam Matthew, EBSCO, Gale and JSTOR.

A significant portion of our collection now no longer requires individual applications to access! Read more in our recent blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 09:49, 3 Septiyembre 2020 (UTC)

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Invitation to participate in the conversationUsba

Lsjbot test runUsba

As announced above (#Update_of_Lsjbot-created_biology_articles) I am updating the bot-created biology articles here. I am currently doing test runs with Lsjbot. Please look at Espesyal:Mga_Tampo/Lsjbot and let me know if you find anything wrong. Lsj (talk) 09:50, 22 Septiyembre 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contestUsba

21:19, 29 Septiyembre 2020 (UTC)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubricUsba

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language.

Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees starts two calls for feedback. One is about changes to the Bylaws mainly to increase the Board size from 10 to 16 members. The other one is about a trustee candidate rubric to introduce new, more effective ways to evaluate new Board candidates. The Board welcomes your comments through 26 October. For more details, check the full announcement.

Thank you! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:17, 7 Oktubre 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27Usba

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:10, 21 Oktubre 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2Usba

22:10, 5 Nobiyembre 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Usba

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:09, 20 Nobiyembre 2020 (UTC)

Global bot policy proposal: invitation to a Meta discussionUsba

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and WatchlistUsba

Merge articlesUsba

Can you please help me to merge these two articles, they are the same mountain:

@Lsjbot: Is there a good way to help you do this automatically? I have indicated on Wikidata that they are the same, but I am not sure if that was enough. --Hannes Röst (talk) 14:55, 2 Disyembre 2020 (UTC)

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11thUsba

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Usba

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

00:52, 15 Disyembre 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia PH Month Project - January is Month of the VisayansUsba

Major Philippine ethnolinguistic groups

Hello Everyone,

Wikipedia Philippine Month or simply Wikipedia PH Month is a monthly editing activity inspired by Wikipedia Asian Month. It aims to bridge knowledge gaps on Philippine content in Philippine language editions of Wikipedia and beyond. The participating community is not limited to the Philippines and is open to all Wikipedia editions! This activity also aims to encourage collaboration among Filipino contributors within the archipelago and in the diaspora, and create linkages among Filipino and non-Filipino contributors who support the main objective.

How to Participate in the ActivityUsba

As an Editor

  • Find the language edition of Wikipedia you would like to build on.
  • Register an account if you have not done so.
  • Choose articles about the Topic of the Month, but NOT from YOUR NATIVE LOCALITY, and start creating or improving articles.
  • Write in the summary box the hashtag #WikiPHmonth before saving your work.

As an Organizer

  • Set up and run the contest on a local level within your language community. (e.g. bcl:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Philippine Month 2021)
  • If your local Wikipedia is already participating, ask if you can help judge articles if you are interested.
  • Engage local editors and aim for maximum participation.
  • Organize online and offline events for contest promotion and increase in participation.
  • If you have expertise or skills in public relations, then you can help us get media coverage.


Traditional homelands of the indigenous peoples of the Philippines

Each participating local Wikipedia community runs a monthly online edit-a-thon, which promotes the creation or improvement of the Wikipedia content about a particular group or groups of people in the Philippines and the region they represent.

  • JANUARY - The Visayans (Region VI, Region VII, Region VIII, Romblon) are a metaethnicity race native to the whole Visayas, to the southernmost islands of Luzon (MIMAROPA Region and Masbate) and the northern and eastern coastal parts of Mindanao. They are speakers of one or more Visayan languages, the most widely spoken being Cebuano, Hiligaynon and Waray-Waray. They comprise the largest ethnic group in the nation.
  • February - Wiki Loves Love; Chinese New Year - Filipino-Chinese heritage
  • March - WikiGap; Women's Month - Filipina
  • APRIL - The Tagalogs (NCR, Region IV-A, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Marinduque) are the most widespread ethnic group in the Philippines. They predominate the entirety of the Manila and mainland southern Luzon regions, with a plurality in Central Luzon (mainly in its southeastern portion, as well as parts of Zambales and Bataan provinces except for Pampanga and Tarlac) and coastal parts of Mindoro. The Tagalog language was chosen as an official language of the Philippines in 1935. Today, Filipino, a de facto version of Tagalog, is taught throughout the archipelago.
  • MAY - Heritage Month - Highland Ethnolinguistic Nations (Cordilleras), Mangyan (in central Mindoro island), Suludnon (in central Panay island, and Negritos (in remote areas throughout Luzon, Panay, Negros islands, and Mindanao). The Igorots/Cordillerans live in the highlands of Luzon. They are primarily located in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Caraballo Mountains, and Sierra Madre. Mangyan is the generic name for the eight indigenous groups found on the island of Mindoro, southwest of the island of Luzon in the Philippines, each with its own tribal name, language, and customs. They occupy nearly the whole of the interior of the island of Mindoro. The Negrito are several Australo-Melanesian groups who inhabit isolated parts of Southeast Asia. They all live in remote areas throughout the islands in the Philippines. The Suludnon, also known as the Tumandok, Sulod, Panay-Bukidnon, or Panayanon Sulud, are an indigenous Visayan group of people who reside in the Capiz-Lambunao mountainous area and the Antique-Iloilo mountain area of central Panay in the Visayan islands of the Philippines.
  • June - Filipino-Spanish Friendship Day - Filipino-Spanish heritage
  • JULY - The Ilocanos and minorities in Lowland Ethnolinguistic Nations in Cagayan Valley Region (Region I, Region II) are predominantly Christian group who reside within the lowlands and coastal areas of northwestern Luzon. Other Ilocanos are also found in Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley. The Ivatan (also spelled as Ibatan) are the predominant ethnolinguistic group in the Batanes islands of the Philippines. They have close cultural links with the Taiwanese aborigines, especially the Yami/Tao people of Orchid Island under jurisdiction of Taiwan. The Ibanags are a predominantly Christian lowland ethnic group numbering around half a million people and who primarily inhabit the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela in the Cagayan Valley of northern Luzon. The Itawes/Itawis/Itawit are among the earliest inhabitants of the Cagayan Valley in northern Luzon. The Gaddang number about 25,000. They are known to have inhabited the upper Cagayan Valley and the Magat valley below Aritao in Nueva Vizcaya and in Isabela since before the Spanish arrived.
  • AUGUST - Indigenous Month - Highland Ethnolinguistic Nations (Tribal Palaweño, and Lumad) and Lowland Ethnolinguistic Nations (Bangsamoro). The peoples and tribes of Palawan are a diverse group of both indigenous tribes and lowland groups that historically migrated to the island of Palawan and its outlying islands. The Lumad are the un-Islamized and un-Christianized indigenous Austronesian peoples of Mindanao. They include several ethnolinguistic nations such as the Manobo, the Tasaday, the Mamanwa, the Mandaya, the B'laan, the T'boli, and the Kalagan. They primarily inhabit the eastern parts of Mindanao such as the Caraga, and Davao Regions. The collective term Moro or Bangsamoro people refers to the, at least 13, islamicized ethnolinguistic groups of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan. The Muslim Moros originally had a few independent states such as the Maguindanao Sultanate, the Lanao Sultanates, and the Sulu Sultanate. The Sultanate of Sulu once exercised sovereignty over the present day provinces of Basilan, Palawan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, the eastern part of the Malaysian state of Sabah (formerly North Borneo) and North Kalimantan in Indonesia.
  • SEPTEMBER - The Bikolanos and Masbateños (Region V) are a predominantly Roman Catholic ethnic group that originates from the Bicol Region in Southern Luzon. They are the fifth-largest ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines. Masbateños live in Masbate province of the Philippines. Masbateños may be considered Visayans by language but are Bicolanos by region.
  • OCTOBER - The Pangasinan and Bolinaos (Pangasinan) are the eighth-largest ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines. They predominate in the northwestern portion of Central Luzon (entire Pangasinan, northern Tarlac, northwestern Nueva Ecija and northern Zambales), as well as southwestern parts of La Union and Benguet. The Bolinao people live in Bolinao and Anda, Pangasinan. They speak the Bolinao language or Binubolinao, which is the second most widely spoken Sambalic language in Pangasinan (after Sambal).
  • November - Wikipedia Asian Month - Asian Heritage
  • DECEMBER - The Kapampangans and Sambals (Pampanga, Zambales, Tarlac) are the seventh-largest ethnic group in the Philippines. They primarily use the Kapampangan language, which is spoken by more than 1.4 million individuals. The Sambals are the inhabitants of the province of Zambales, including the independent city of Olongapo. They are also found in the municipalities of Bolinao and Anda in northwestern Pangasinan. Sambals currently make up a large proportion of the population in the Zambales municipalities of north of Iba, the provincial capital. Their language, Sambal, is related to Kapampangan.

Thank you! --Filipinayzd (talk) 12:47, 7 Enero 2021 (UTC)

IMPORTANT: Admin activity reviewUsba

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, interface administrator, etc.) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. 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 admin activity review.

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

  1. Bentong Isles (bureaucrat, 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, --علاء (talk) 10:33, 13 Enero 2021 (UTC)

I am informing the community about this, and would be requesting their consensus for me to maintain these rights. --Bentong Isles (talk) 04:01, 15 Enero 2021 (UTC)

Strong Support. I have personally known Bentong Isles not just as a Wikipedian but as an individual. He has a good reputation to continue as an administrator of this project. Administrators who are anonymous and only known thru his or her username tend to act by the book and no interpersonal relations with community members.Filipinayzd (talk) 05:06, 15 Enero 2021 (UTC) Strong Support. I have personally known Bentong Isles not just as a Wikipedian but as an individual. He has a good reputation to continue as an administrator of this project. Administrators who are anonymous and only known thru his or her username tend to act by the book and no interpersonal relations with community members.

Strong support. Bentong Isles is a valuable member of the broader Wikipedia movement and has my full confidence as an administrator of this project. Lsj (talk) 08:39, 15 Enero 2021 (UTC)

Strong Support for Vincent Isles. He is founding member of Cebuano Wikipedia Movement. His rights should be restored.
Si Bentong Isles ang usa sa mitukod niining pundok alang sa Cebuano nga wikipedya. Angay lang nga iuli ang iyang mga katungod isip bureaucrat ug administrador.
10:57, 15 Enero 2021 (UTC)
Strong support for Bentong Isles to retain his rights. I've known Bentong both as a Wikipedian and as an individual. He was the one who helped start this project in the Cebuano language and I have full confidence in his commitment to this project. --Harvzs (talk) 15:11, 15 Enero 2021 (UTC)
strong support on Bentong Isles retaining his rights He is an integral part of the Cebuano Wikipedia as well as its community. --Billie bb (talk) 10:59, 16 Enero 2021 (UTC)
I also support keeping Bentong Isles a bureaucrat, we need more admins on this project, in addition people might want to have a look at my own request, see Wikipedia:Tigdumala/Qu0404. Bentong Isles could close this when its been long enough. Qu0404 (talk) 12:32, 29 Enero 2021 (UTC)


It is clear that @Bentong Isles: enjoys the support of the community. I have so informed the stewards on Meta-Wiki. Lsj (talk) 17:00, 29 Enero 2021 (UTC)

Project Grant Open CallUsba

This is the announcement for the Project Grants program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021.
This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.

For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us if you would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021!

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:01, 28 Enero 2021 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now (February 2021)Usba

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up to access research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Taxmann – Taxation and law database
  • PNAS – Official journal of the National Academy of Sciences
  • EBSCO – New Arabic and Spanish language databases added

We have a wide array of other collections available, and a significant number now no longer require individual applications to access! Read more in our blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

--12:57, 1 Pebrero 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back!Usba

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You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 28th of February.

You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting them in this commons contest.

Please support us in translating the project page and a banner message to help us spread the word in your native language.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:25, 6 Pebrero 2021 (UTC)

Feminism & Folklore 1 February - 31 MarchUsba

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You are invited to participate in Feminism and Folklore writing contest. This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia. folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc.

You can help us in enriching the folklore documentation on Wikipedia from your region by creating or improving articles centered on folklore around the world, including, but not limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch-hunting, fairy tales and more. You can contribute to new articles or translate from the list of suggested articles here.

You can also support us in translating the project page and help us spread the word in your native language.

Learn more about the contest and prizes from our project page. Thank you.

Feminism and Folklore team,

Joy Agyepong (talk) 02:40, 16 Pebrero 2021 (UTC)

Proposal: Set two-letter project shortcuts as alias to project namespace globallyUsba

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Hello everyone,

I apologize for posting in English. I would like to inform everyone that I created a new global request for comment (GRFC) at Meta Wiki, which may affect your project: m:Requests for comment/Set short project namespace aliases by default globally.

In this GRFC, I propose that two-project shortcuts for project names will become a default alias for the project namespace. For instance, on all Wikipedias, WP will be an alias to the Wikipedia: namespace (and similar for other projects). Full list is available in the GRFC.

This is already the case for Wikivoyages, and many individual projects asked for this alias to be implemented. I believe this makes it easier to access the materials in the project namespace, as well as creating shortcuts like WP:NPOV, as well as helps new projects to use this feature, without having to figure out how to request site configuration changes first.

As far as I can see, Wikipedia currently does not have such an alias set. This means that such an alias will be set for you, if the GRFC is accepted by the global community.

I would like to ask all community members to participate in the request for comment at Meta-Wiki, see m:Requests for comment/Set short project namespace aliases by default globally.

Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about this proposal.

Best regards,
--Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:12, 18 Pebrero 2021 (UTC)

Wikifunctions logo contestUsba

01:47, 2 Marso 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultationsUsba

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2Usba

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The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement and all its projects. The project is currently in Phase 2, outlining clear enforcement pathways. You can read more about the whole project on its project page.

Drafting Committee: Call for applicationsUsba

The Wikimedia Foundation is recruiting volunteers to join a committee to draft how to make the code enforceable. Volunteers on the committee will commit between 2 and 6 hours per week from late April through July and again in October and November. It is important that the committee be diverse and inclusive, and have a range of experiences, including both experienced users and newcomers, and those who have received or responded to, as well as those who have been falsely accused of harassment.

To apply and learn more about the process, see Universal Code of Conduct/Drafting committee.

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translatorsUsba

From 5 April – 5 May 2021 there will be conversations on many Wikimedia projects about how to enforce the UCoC. We are looking for volunteers to translate key material, as well as to help host consultations on their own languages or projects using suggested key questions. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles, please contact us in whatever language you are most comfortable.

To learn more about this work and other conversations taking place, see Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations.

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) 21:56, 5 Abril 2021 (UTC)

Global bot policy changesUsba

Line numbering coming soon to all wikisUsba

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 15:07, 12 Abril 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in the PhilippinesUsba

Please support Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in the Philippines by endorsing my proposal. Thank you! -Maffeth.opiana (talk) 16:41, 16 Abril 2021 (UTC)

Suggested ValuesUsba

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) 14:08, 22 Abril 2021 (UTC)