[Wikimedia-l] Important: Server switch on October 27

2020-10-19 Thread Trizek
[Sorry for cross-posting]

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The Wikimedia Foundation <https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/> tests the
switch between its first and secondary data centers. This will make sure
that Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia wikis can stay online even after a
disaster. To make sure everything is working, the Wikimedia Technology
department needs to do a planned test. This test will show if they can
reliably switch from one datacenter to the other. It requires many teams to
prepare for the test and to be available to fix any unexpected problems.

They will switch all traffic back to the primary data center on *Tuesday,
October 27 2020*.

Unfortunately, because of some limitations in MediaWiki
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:What_is_MediaWiki%3F>, all editing
must stop while the switch is made. We apologize for this disruption, and
we are working to minimize it in the future.

*You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis for a short period of
time.*

   - You will not be able to edit for up to an hour on Tuesday, October 27.
   The test will start at 14:00 UTC
   <https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1603807200> (14:00 WET, 15:00 CET,
   10:00 EDT, 19:30 IST, 07:00 PDT, 23:00 JST, and in New Zealand at 03:00
   NZDT on Wednesday October 28).
   - If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error
   message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we
   can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until
   everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit.
   But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.

*Other effects*:

   - Background jobs will be slower and some may be dropped. Red links
   might not be updated as quickly as normal. If you create an article that is
   already linked somewhere else, the link will stay red longer than usual.
   Some long-running scripts will have to be stopped.
   - There will be code freezes for the week of October 26, 2020.
   Non-essential code deployments will not happen.

This project may be postponed if necessary. You can read the schedule at
wikitech.wikimedia.org
<https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Switch_Datacenter#Schedule_for_2020_switch>.
Any changes will be announced in the schedule. There will be more
notifications about this. A banner will be displayed on all wikis 30
minutes before this operation happens. *Please share this information with
your community.*

-- 

Benoît Evellin - Trizek (he/him)

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Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monthly skill share idea

2018-10-15 Thread Trizek
Have you checked about similar initiatives from other chapters or user
groups? I've heard that Wikimédia France ou Wikimedia Deutschland host
similar workshops, both in their offices or inside of local groups. They
may have some feedback to share.

Benoît

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 1:36 PM Peter Southwood <
peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote:

> I like the idea. Once you have worked out how to do it efficiently, maybe
> the WMF can send out trainers to places where the skills are thin on the
> ground.
> Cheers,
> Peter
>
> -Original Message-
> From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On
> Behalf Of John Lubbock
> Sent: 15 October 2018 13:14
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Monthly skill share idea
>
> Hi all, after talking to community members at the London meetup yesterday,
> I want to suggest that we start running a monthly skillshare after work at
> the Wikimedia UK office. It would be good to organise a 12 month programme
> with skillshares on things like 'getting an article to featured article
> status', AWB, Wikidata infoboxes, something on commons or photography
> perhaps.
>
> Would anybody like to suggest other subjects which it would be good to have
> a workshop on? We need a list of 12 which would have some broad appeal to
> the community and chapter members.
>
> I would suggest Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, maybe first week of the
> month. How does that sound to everyone?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikisource type of site for sheet music at kickstarter

2017-06-23 Thread Trizek
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Andrea Zanni <zanni.andre...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> The English Wikisource already has the Lilypond extension to host Sheet
> music:
> https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special:
> PagesWithProp/score=500


It is Extension:Score <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Score>
(using Lilypond), and it is on all Wikisources (like in German
<https://fr.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special:PagesWithProp/score=500>,
French
<https://de.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special:PagesWithProp/score=500>
or
even Breton
<https://br.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special:PagesWithProp/score=500>).
:)

>
>
> AFAIK, though, Lilypond notation is not easy and I'm not sure how
> widespread is the use of transcribing music notation in Wikisource
> communities.
>
> Aubrey
>
> On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:04 AM, Tim Starling <tstarl...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > On 23/06/17 12:48, Romaine Wiki wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I came across the following Kickstarter project about sheet music. The
> > > project aims for making public domain sheet musuc available and keeping
> > > them open. The project is a sort of Wikisource, but then for sheet
> music,
> > > and I think as Wikimedia movement we should support this somehow.
> >
> > Seems like a duplicate of Mutopia, except funded via Kickstarter. You
> > give them money on Kickstarter and they download the score from IMSLP
> > and transcribe it for you. This doesn't appear to be a business model
> > that would benefit from our help.
> >
> > -- Tim Starling
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMDE audited financial statements

2017-04-10 Thread Trizek
On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 9:47 AM, Valentin Münscher <
valentin.muensc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> 2017-04-05 20:24 GMT+02:00 Nicole Ebber <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de>:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > We would like to let you know that WMDE has just received the audit of
> > our financial statement for the fiscal year 2016, which led to no
> > reservations from the auditing company.
> >
> > You can find the English version on Commons [1] as well as linked on
> > the reports page on Meta [2].
> >
> > Best,
> > Nicole
> >
> > [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_DE_
> > Audited_Financial_Statement_2016_English.pdf
>
> File has been deleted :/
>

I still have access to it:
<
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Audit_Opinion_on_Wikimedia_Deutschland_for_Fiscal_Year_2016.pdf
>
You may have been confused by the cropped link.

>
> >
> >
> > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> > Adviser International Relations
> > Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups
> >
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> > V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
> > Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
> > anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
> > Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
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[Wikimedia-l] "New filters for edit review" Beta feature release

2017-03-28 Thread Trizek
Hello!

(Sorry for cross posting if you were already subscribing on
wikitech-ambassadors.)

*TL;DR*

Today (March 28) 13:00 UTC, the New filters for edit review
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:New_filters_for_edit_review> beta
option will be released on the Portuguese and Polish Wikipedias, and also
on Mediawikiwiki.

This beta option adds an improved filtering interface and powerful
filtering and other tools to the Recent Changes page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges> (and Recent Changes
Linked <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:RecentChangesLinked>).

On wikis where the machine-learning service ORES is enabled
<https://meta.wikipedia.org/Wiki/ORES>, the project introduces two filter
groups—Contribution Quality and User Intent—that offer probabilistic
predictions about, respectively, whether or not edits are likely to contain
problems and whether the users who made them were acting in good faith.


*What is this new feature?*

This feature improves Special:RecentChanges
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges> and Special:
RecentChangesLinked
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:RecentChangesLinked> by adding new
useful features that will ease vandalism tracking and support of newcomers:

   - *Filtering
   
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Help:New_filters_for_edit_review/Filtering>*
-
   filter recent changes with easy-to-use and powerful filters combinations.
   - *Highlighting*
   
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Help:New_filters_for_edit_review/Highlighting_function>
-
   add a colored background to the different changes you are monitoring, to
   quickly identify the ones that matter to you.
   - *Quality and Intent Filters*
   
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Help:New_filters_for_edit_review/Quality_and_Intent_Filters>
-
   user ORES predictions to identify real vandalism or good faith intent
   contributions that need assistance.


You can watch a video
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ANew-feature_demo%E2%80%94smart_Recent_Changes_filtering_with_ORES.webm>
which
explains the principle of filtering and highlighting, based on the
prototype.

*What will happen?*

At the moment, the ORES beta feature is available in Beta preferences
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures>
on
certain wikis.

For those wikis, when the deployment will be done:

   - Users who have enabled the ORES beta feature will then use the New
   filters for Recent Changes Beta feature (no action needed, unless if you
   want to opt-out).
   - ORES predictions highlighting
   <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/ORES_review_tool> will
   be activated by default for all users (not in Beta anymore).
  - ORES redirections are symbolized by a "r" red (in English at least)
  in the RecentChanges pages for all users, like minor edits or not
  autopatrolled edits.
  - Users who want to change the accuracy level of ORES predictions
  will be able to do so in their preferences
  
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-personal>
  .
  - Users who want to change or hide the ORES predictions tags will be
  able to do so in their personal stylesheets
  <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:New_filters_for_edit_review/FAQ>
(via
  CSS).


If your wiki doesn't have ORES predictions highlighting
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/ORES_review_tool>, the
filters will work anyway. However, the predictions filters will not be
available until the process to enable ORES predictions is completed for
your wiki. The deployment is not scheduled
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T158335>at the moment for wikis without
ORES predictions but will happen soon -- however, MediaWiki wiki is
deployed today, as the first of them.

*How to prepare this change?*

You can discover the purpose of this project by visiting the quick tour
help page
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Help:New_filters_for_edit_review/Quick_tour>
.

Also, please check the documentation
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Help:New_filters_for_edit_review>
(and
help to translate it). Please also have a look at the translations of the
interface on translatewiki.net. The messages are prefixed as rcfilters-and
ores-rcfilters-.

The next phase <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T158332> is the
deployment of the new filters (as a Beta) on Persian, Dutch, Russian,
Turkish, Czech Wikipedias and Wikidata, scheduled for April 11. I've
already contacted these communities.



The feedback page is open
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Edit_Review_Improvements/New_filters_for_edit_review>
to
your comments. Please ping me if you have any questions.

On behalf of the Collaborati

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please take part in the Flow satisfaction survey

2016-09-07 Thread Trizek
On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 8:32 PM, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 11:19 AM, James Forrester <jforres...@wikimedia.org
> >
> wrote:
>
> > All,
> >
> > *TL;DR*: Communities using Flow are invited to fill out a survey about
> what
> > they want to see from Flow,
>
>
> From this web page: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Flow#Development_status
>
> "Starting in October 2015, Flow is not in active development."
>
> There have been many questions asked in various venues over the last year
> about whether Flow is alive or dead, and what its future looks like. James,
> perhaps you could take a moment to address that fundamental question?
>

Thanks for pointing out that the page might be confusing, I've updated it
quoting James' email:
https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Flow=prev=2232662

Benoît

>
> It's quite odd to have a survey published about something that's been
> declared defunct (albeit unconvincingly).


> -Pete
> [[User:Peteforsyth]]
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