I wrote a proposal to make it possible for templates on Wikimedia sites to be global. It's not a new idea; in fact, it has been requested since 2004, which, if I'm not mistaken, is also the year that templates became available in the first place. But I do think that my proposal to make the global is the most detailed ever.
Now, what makes me happy this week is that the short version of this proposal is now available in 12 languages, including the six official languages of the United Nations, which is nicely symbolic: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Global_templates/Proposed_specification,_short_version Even though I wrote most of the original text, I really, really want this idea to be "owned" by the whole Wikimedia community and just by myself, so I'm glad that people are helping with translations, corrections, and comments, including negative comments. It is an important thing, and the more people participate in it, the better. Happy new year! Let's make 2020 the year in which the first global modules will finally start appearing, and make the development of various community tools easier and more efficient for everyone. Cheers! -- Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי http://aharoni.wordpress.com “We're living in pieces, I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore בתאריך יום ג׳, 31 בדצמ׳ 2019 ב-8:04 מאת Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com >: > Hello colleagues, > > Please allow me to introduce User:Clovermoss > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Clovermoss>. She volunteered to > collaborate with me on writing this and future issues of *What's Making You > Happy this Week?* and *The Signpost*'s "On the bright side". > > Clovermoss is from Canada. She registered on English Wikipedia in September > 2018, and she is a graduate of User:Nick Moyes > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Nick_Moyes>' adoption program > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Adopt-a-user>. She recently made > her 4,000th contribution. > > Please treat Clovermoss as you would like to have been treated when you > were new here. > > > *From Clovermoss*: > > This week, I'm thankful that I am going to start collaborating with Pine > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pine> for *On The Bright Side*. I have > been a fan of this *Signpost* feature for a long time and I'm excited to > help make it happen. I'm also thankful for this photo > < > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fall%C3%A4tsche_South_Moss_in_Autumn.jpg > >. > I find that photographs of nature have a tendency to appeal to me, and I > think that this one is stunning. I like moss for its unique texture and > just for being something that exists. I adore the leaves that can be seen > every autumn where I live, and I miss seeing them everywhere I go. However, > I'm also thankful for the comforting aspects of winter: hot chocolate, > candy canes, and the warmth at home. > > > *From Pine*: > > I am grateful to Clovermoss for agreeing to collaborate. I think that > readers will appreciate seeing a new perspective and a new writing style. > Also, because I will spend less time writing *WMYHTW*, I think that I will > be able to spend a little more time on the pilot phase of NavWiki > <https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Navwiki>. NavWiki is progressing > slowly but well. > > The topic of writing reminds me of a video clip from *Star Trek: The Next > Generation <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation > >*. > In this scene, Captain Jean-Luc Picard > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard> receives a visit from the > alien "Q". Q is powerful and unpredictable. Here, he offers to help Picard > with drafting a speech (Youtube link) > <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuyjhM1vL9I>. > > Finally, some thoughts about listening > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listening>. Listening can be done casually, > aggressively, carefully, poorly, well, and any number of other ways. > Clovermoss appears to invest a lot of time and effort in listening. Captain > Picard did too. The actor who portrayed Picard, Patrick Stewart > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Stewart>, stated: > < > https://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2019/07/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sir-patrick-stewarts-jean-luc-picard > > > > "One of the things that I’ve come to understand is that as I talk a lot > about Picard, what I find is I’m talking about myself. There was a sort of > double action that occurred. In one sense Picard was expanding like this > and at the same time he was also growing closer and closer to me as well > and in some respect I suppose even had some influence on me. I became a > better listener than I ever had been as a result of playing Jean-Luc Picard > because it was one of the things that he does terrifically well." > > > *Closing comments* > > What’s making you happy this week? You are welcome to write in any > language. You are also welcome to start a WMYHTW thread next week. > > Additional translations of the subject line of this email would be > appreciated on Meta > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine/WMYHTW_translations>. Thanks to > User:Lucas_Werkmeister > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lucas_Werkmeister> for the German > translation. > > > Best wishes, > Pine > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>