വിക്കിപീഡിയ:Embassy

വിക്കിപീഡിയ, ഒരു സ്വതന്ത്ര വിജ്ഞാനകോശം.

This is the local embassy on the Malayalam Wikipedia. More embassies in other languages may be found at meta:Wikimedia Embassy.

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ഈ താളിലെ സം‌വാദങ്ങൾ ഇംഗ്ലീഷിൽ മാത്രമാകുവാൻ ശ്രദ്ധിക്കുക.


Wikimedia Foundation projects are multilingual, with wikis in hundreds of languages being actively worked on and plenty more ready to go. The Wikipedia Embassy is a central place for resources to help with cross-language issues — site-wide policy and software decisions that affect all of us and interlanguage linking. The Malayalam wikipedia embassy has been started for communication between Malayalam wikipedia, and other language wikipedias.

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താങ്കൾ നടത്തിയ പരീക്ഷണം വിജയകരമായിരുന്നു, വിക്കിപ്പീഡിയയുടെ ഉള്ളടക്കത്തിനു ചേരാത്തതിനാൽ അത്‌ നീക്കം ചെയ്‌തിരിക്കുന്നു. പരീക്ഷണാടിസ്ഥാനത്തിലുള്ള തിരുത്തലുകളും ലേഖനങ്ങളും വിക്കിപീഡിയയിൽ നിന്നും പെട്ടെന്ന് നീക്കം ചെയ്യുന്നതിനാൽ, കൂടുതൽ പരീക്ഷണങ്ങൾക്ക്‌ എഴുത്തുകളരി ഉപയോഗപ്പെടുത്തുവാൻ താൽപര്യപ്പെടുന്നു. വിക്കിപീഡിയയിൽ പരീക്ഷണങ്ങൾ നടത്തിയതിനു നന്ദി.

ഉള്ളടക്കം

Sharing Best Practices

I am Natkeeran, admin from Tamil Wiki. This is just a small effort to share best practices between indi wikis.

Similar efforts:

Among the Indian Wikis Malayalam wiki is of good quality and growing considerably fast. Relatively, it has a large contributor base than other indi wikis. How did get this support? What are your priorities?

Tamil Wiki +ve[തിരുത്തുക]

  • Wiki Projects (Countires, Engineering, Chemical Elements etc)
  • Subject Heading List
  • Vocabulary lists and Wikionary (100000+ technical terms)
  • Bot know how, but limited use
  • Focus on Math, Science, Technology
  • Good diaspora involvment

Tamil Wiki –ve[തിരുത്തുക]

  • Limited native user base (from Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, Malyasia, Singapore)
  • Very limited media exposure
  • Encyclopedia writing style (mabye a -ve)
  • Political and Lanauage issues are troblesome.

--Natkeeran 16:18, 21 ഓഗസ്റ്റ്‌ 2008 (UTC)

Jyothis Comments[തിരുത്തുക]

Natkeeran, First of all, thank you very much for starting this discussion. Let this discussion be a starting point for the exchange of ideas between Wikis. It is indeed a great idea to share the ideals and practices that each wiki holds on to.

In Malayalam Wikipedia, the quality of articles has a higher priority than the number of articles. We have decided that we will not keep articles that does not have atleast basic information included. Editors take utmost care to include whatever possible, and as they learn more about the Wiki style of writing, they will urge the new users to follow the standards of writing, articles formats and Title formats which we adhere to.

Regarding the users, we do not have many users residing in Kerala. Most of the users with a few exceptions are located outside kerala. However, I would say that we have a handful of people who are very active and announces that I sleep in Wikipedia :). We have editors who comes from very diverse backgrounds and that helps us cover many different subjects. The diverse locations of people also helps us in covering location based subjects too.

The primary catalyst to the amount of users lately is media coverage and blog activism. With a good amount of people blogging in Malayalam, We have a potential user base and editor base in making. Mathrubhumi, one of the main daily in Malayalam presented a nice article on Wikipedia on their supplement's main story. We used to conduct a blog based quiz program earlier, which can be completely answered if we look in wiki. This has also helped a little to increase the popularity of wiki among malayalam blog community. Every editor acts as an ambassador whenever they get a chance. We invite good bloggers and friends to wiki on any available occasion. Without a doubt, the users and editors who support this initiative unconditionally are an asset to our wiki.

Nice to see the effort of collaboration. Rome was not built in a day. What we need to do is a collective/organized effort to attract people's atention. We need to get people wiki-aware. The pearl in hand has more value than a diamond hidden in mud, of which no one has any knowledge about its existance. We know people from many facets of life. Why not we spread the word about wikipedia to people we know? word of mouth has been a marketing strategy for a while. the same can be applied here too :-). If we have teachers in the list, they can do a lot to promote usage of wiki. they can introduce wiki to students and encourage them to look at and contribute to wiki in their capacity. schools and other educational institutions are the bet way to lay foundation on creating a good user base. It is easier to get editors, once you have a user base.

Thanks again and looking forward to hear your thoughts about this. Questions and comments are welcome

--ജ്യോതിസ് 19:24, 21 ഓഗസ്റ്റ്‌ 2008 (UTC)

Selvas Comments[തിരുത്തുക]

Glad to see this discussion going. Jyotis, you make good points, and I think some of the marketing is surely lacking in Tamil Wiki. --Selva 19:49, 21 ഓഗസ്റ്റ്‌ 2008 (UTC)

Nats Comments[തിരുത്തുക]

Thank you for the comments. We can definitely benefit from sharing information and ideas. At Tamil wiki we have done good ground work, Policies, Guides, Initiatives. We did not just translate, we adopted and innovated to match our needs. From early on we had a minimum standard (3 lines including the definition, category, internal links, and inter wikilinks). We focused on quality, but we understood that it was an on going process.

As noted above we try to focus on non-controversial subjects, but at the same time it was important to record important current events (ex Eelam War).

We have been advised that our writing style is a bit strict according to some popular media standards. For instance, we try to use Tamil technical words whenever possible, and some people prefer using Tamil transliteration of English technical words. We also have minor dialect differences between Eelam Tamil and TN Tamil. Tamil Wiki has been a forum to develop an understanding and a common ground.

I am surprised to hear that most of the Malayala Wiki users are from aboard. It is the same case in Tamil Wiki, and like you noted it provides diversity. We have made a point to seek out Tamils across globe. This adds first hand local knowledge, as well as pictures.

There is a sizable Tamil blog community, and that is usually our recruiting place. But, we did not reach out to the extent you have done.

Learning Tamil Rendering, Typing, and Wiki are definitely notable technical barriers. Even average computer savy people find it difficult.

We conduct Tamil Wikipedia Annual Review at the end of each year, assessing our progress and brainstorming and planning our next year activities. We have done it for 2005, 2006, 2007. This is something you may want to consider.

We also have Tamil Wiki projects (ta:விக்கிப்பீடியா:திட்டங்கள் ஒருங்கிணைப்புப் பக்கம்). These are projects with a definite goal, time allocation, and primes.

We give considerable attention to vocabulary. This is essential for Science Writing and Technical Writing. These are not highly developed in Tamil as in English, but some Tamil Wikipedia articles provide good examples.

We know we will never have articles about all videos games. Our aim is to cover important subjects such as math as extensively as possible.

Also, you may want to suggest (50 -100) articles about Kerala, Kerala culture, way of life, local technology, Malayalam and we can give priority to it.

We are currently exploring ways to create diverse articles using bots ta:விக்கிப்பீடியா:தானியங்கிக் கட்டுரையாக்கம். This requires information gathering.

In India, we can raise awrness about Wiki in general, and urge people to contribute to their local languages. Perhaps, the efforts to establish a Wikipedia Indian Chapter should be accelerated. Perhaps, even a Wikimania in India. Not impossible. --Natkeeran 20:02, 21 ഓഗസ്റ്റ്‌ 2008 (UTC)

pictures[തിരുത്തുക]

I used to contribute via pictures uploaded to malayalam wiki and once it reached 500 I stopped it and started uploading to other wikis including Tamil. But Tamil wiki admins doesn't even seem to be aware of who is doing such activity, while in malayalam we promote such activism by selecting pictures as the freatured pictures and also by encouraging words by commenting on the pictures. This will certainly drive the contributors happy.

I used to upload pictures from flickr where the licences have been released under CC to malayalam and also to Commons. and a lot of requesting to release the licences under CC is also done from my part if the picture is found appropriate for wikipedia. Many succumb/oblige. I recently posted a request a similar request as a thread of discussion in two similar groups in flickr namely malayalikkoottam and India-Tamil nadu. While I got overwhelming support from the ealier which can be seen here the later completely denied such activity and almost banned me from the moderatorship

does this show some attitude problems with the tamizh speaking people towards the wikipedia or are they just scared of letting their picture copyable on the net

--ചള്ളിയാൻ ♫ ♫ 03:05, 22 ഓഗസ്റ്റ്‌ 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your notes and the effort. It bit of both, people are bit scared about letting go of their copyright, and probably they do not care about the public resource. In most cases sharing it common does not cost the person anything. We just have to campaign bit more about the benefit of public resources. Also, Wikipedia is now very strict about its pictures policy. We are playing a bit of catchup. I will delete the pciture you noted if necessary. --Natkeeran 23:26, 23 ഓഗസ്റ്റ്‌ 2008 (UTC)

Transliteration of long strings[തിരുത്തുക]

In all the South Asian wikipedias with built-in transliteration, transliteration of long strings sometimes is not possible. Eg-sagarmatha (Nepalese name of Mt. Everest) is transliterated as സഗരമാത on typing sa-ga-ra-maa-thaa rather than സഗരമാതാ. Is there some way to fix this?--Eukesh 21:53, 11 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2008 (UTC)

if you want to type സഗരമാതഅ, you may try saagarmaatha_a. --ജ്യോതിസ് 22:30, 11 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2008 (UTC)

or For സാഗരമാതാ try saagaramaathA--പ്രവീൺ:സം‌വാദം 07:41, 13 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions. But my concern was regarding the enabling of "aa" thing rather than the other two. Thanks again. --Eukesh 10:40, 21 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2008 (UTC)

India Week on Russian Wikipedia edition[തിരുത്തുക]

Dear colleagues, Russian Wikipedia edition is starting a week of India on Nov 7-17, 2008. During this period, the Theme Week project participants and other Wikipedia users will try to cover as many India-related topics as possible. Your contribution to this project would be very much appreciated. --Munroe 23:09, 6 നവംബർ 2008 (UTC)

What are you editing?[തിരുത്തുക]

I couldn't understand one thing is what are you people editing on Malayalam Wikipedia? Because most of the articles on Malayalam wiki are not more than 3-4 lines. Are you people just editing like adding and deleting points (.) to increase edits to finally increase the overall depth only? रोहित रावत 16:24, 15 ഒക്ടോബർ 2009 (UTC)

Rohit, good question. Please go ahead and start comparing the version diffs on each page and figure it out. On a second thought, why dont you learn ml and join us to find out what we do? We could use one more hand as an editor here ;-) --ജ്യോതിസ് 16:33, 15 ഒക്ടോബർ 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I would have joined you but unfortunately I don't know Malayalam language but I'll help if I find that it is needed and I can fulfill it. Thanks a lot for the answer. रोहित रावत 02:28, 16 ഒക്ടോബർ 2009 (UTC)
Thats alright. I would be happy to see you contributing to Hi wiki, if you can spend enough time. Essentially its all a part of the same family. --ജ്യോതിസ് 03:10, 16 ഒക്ടോബർ 2009 (UTC)

Rohit.. I have wondered about the quality of hindi wiki, while trying to expand the article of Lohri in malayalam wiki by referring the hindi version. Most of the Malayalees not even heard about the Lohri festival. You can also compare this article to find our the difference. --Vssun 04:37, 16 ഒക്ടോബർ 2009 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[തിരുത്തുക]

The call for applications for Wikimania Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2010 in Gdansk, Poland (July 9-11) is now open. The Wikimedia Foundation offers Scholarships to pay for selected individuals' round trip travel, accommodations, and registration at the conference.

To apply, visit the Wikimania 2010 scholarships information page, click the secure link available there, and fill out the form to apply.

For additional information, please visit the Scholarships information and FAQ pages:

Yours very truly,

Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

2010 Fundraising Is Almost Here[തിരുത്തുക]

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Hello Wikipedians, I am Theo and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be the liaison between your community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that banner messages which may perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences.

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into different languages and suggesting messages that would appeal to your readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign.
Theo (WMF) 20:47, 20 ഒക്ടോബർ 2010 (UTC)

Contribute Campaign[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi everyone, I wanted to inform everyone about the ongoing Contribute campaign for this year's fundraiser. As part of the campaign, we want to drive up participation on the Indian language Wikipedias, We have created a page on Meta where we can discuss and brainstorm Ideas on what we can do to improve Indian Language Wikipedias. I would like to invite anyone who is interested in contributing to join in, and share their thoughts. Thank you. [1]Theo (WMF) 17:52, 30 നവംബർ 2010 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[തിരുത്തുക]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

For the coordinating committee,
Philippe (WMF)
Cbrown1023
Risker
Mardetanha
PeterSymonds
Robert Harris

Fundraiser 2011 translation[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi! I am Jon Harald Søby, and I work for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2011 fundraiser. I am looking for people who can help coordinating the translations into Malayalam for this year's fundraiser. The coordinator task is to help find translators and quality checkers, and make sure the translations are done in time. If you want to help out with coordinating, translating or quality checking, add your name to this list or send me an e-mail at jsoby@wikimedia.org. Jsoby 23:11, 18 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2011 (UTC)

Usurpation[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi, where can I usurpate my nick on your project as here? Thank you for your help. 212.47.25.131 08:38, 21 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2011 (UTC)

How can i give a request here? I cant edit this page. My request is accesible on my talk page. Thank you for your advice. Palu (temp) 07:54, 18 ഒക്ടോബർ 2011 (UTC)

Article request[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi! Here is an article that would be nice to have in Malayalam:

Thank you, WhisperToMe 16:42, 22 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2011 (UTC)

Terms of Use update[തിരുത്തുക]

I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 01:05, 27 ഒക്ടോബർ 2011 (UTC)

dear embassy wer auch immer du bist haben wir dich ganz dolle lieb deine d.katzeberger c.o kreissprache´

Protocol relative[തിരുത്തുക]

I was looking at this wiki and got insecure content warnings from Chrome and Firefox. This is caused by links in MediaWiki:Common.css that look like url(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ml/5/5c/Allpagesredirect.gif). These should be changed to url(//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ml/5/5c/Allpagesredirect.gif), so that they become protocol relative. TheDJ (സംവാദം) 08:44, 19 ഡിസംബർ 2011 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[തിരുത്തുക]

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I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships for more information.

Thanks!

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 02:55, 22 ഡിസംബർ 2011 (UTC)

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Translation Request[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi Malyalam Wiki friends. As I don't know Malayalam language (though I wish I could learn it) but I need a piece of text which needs to be translated into Malayalam I need your help. Could you guys please translate this to Malayalam?

The text is: "Welcome to the embassy of the Hindi-Wikipedia! If you have any announcements or questions regarding international issues or the Hindi Wikipedia, you are invited to post them here or to the Talk page for this article. Posts can be in any language but posts in Hindi and English are most likely to be answered in a timely manner."

Thanks a lot in advance. My name is Rohit Rawat from Hindi Wikipedia. रोहित रावत (സംവാദം) 08:47, 25 ഡിസംബർ 2011 (UTC)

Hi Rohit,
here is the translation.
ഹിന്ദി വിക്കിപീഡിയയുടെ എംബസിയിലേക്ക് സ്വാഗതം. ഹിന്ദി വിക്കിപീഡിയ സംബന്ധിച്ച എന്തെങ്കിലും ചോദ്യങ്ങൾ താങ്കൾക്ക് ഉണ്ടെങ്കിൽ അത് ഇവിടെ (അല്ലെങ്കിൽ ഈ താളിന്റെ സംവാദം താളിൽ) ചോദിക്കുക. ഏതു ഭാഷയിലും ചോദിക്കാമെങ്കിലും, ഇംഗ്ലീഷിലോ ഹിന്ദിയിലോ ചോദിക്കുകയാണെങ്കിൽ പെട്ടെന്ന് ഉത്തരം ലഭിച്ചേക്കാം.--ഷിജു അലക്സ് (സംവാദം) 10:01, 25 ഡിസംബർ 2011 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for the translation. रोहित रावत (സംവാദം) 17:03, 28 ഡിസംബർ 2011 (UTC)

Special Box for Indian Languages on Main Page[തിരുത്തുക]

Telugu Wikipedia has been using a special box (Link to template in Telugu) on its main page to point to Indian language Wikipedias. Can you include a similar one on your main page?--Arjunaraoc (സംവാദം) 06:24, 9 ജനുവരി 2012 (UTC)

Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[തിരുത്തുക]

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on beta.wmflabs.org. For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 16:23, 15 ജനുവരി 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[തിരുത്തുക]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:11, 12 ഫെബ്രുവരി 2012 (UTC)

Notable record holders from Kerala[തിരുത്തുക]

There are many notable record holders from Kerala. I searched for them, but lack of infos. For example, I searched for L. Athira Krishna, a Guinness World Recorder. Kindly have a plan to increase your stuff.Before that have a look over this category. My suggestion is that have a plan to collect their fotos first.See you then. BYE! --தகவலுழவன் (സംവാദം) 06:56, 2 മേയ് 2012 (UTC)

Article request[തിരുത്തുക]

ta:முசிறி-அலெக்சாந்திரியா வணிக உடன்படிக்கை

Helpful links
  1. Little information in en wiki When did Egyptians start trading with Muziris is not known, but a document discovered in Egypt in 1980 and first published in 1985 confirms that by 2nd century CE it was well established. Known as the Muziris papyrus or the Vienna papyrus it is now preserved in a Vienna Museum.[17] This papyrus document mentions a loan agreement made by an Egyptian merchant and a merchant in Muziris, for exporting Gangetic Nard, ivorys and textiles. It also estimates the value of goods and a 25% tax for the items.

That Egyptian merchant gave this agreement to the Roman government as a guarantee for a loan and that is how this agreement survived through the ages. This discovery has opened a strong base to ancient international and trade laws in particular and has been studied at length by economists, lawyers as well as historians.[18]

  1. http://historicalleys.blogspot.in/2010_06_01_archive.html

Soon @ June 3 2012 it'll be a first page article in Tamil Wikipedia. So try to translate it soon.--தென்காசி சுப்பிரமணியன் (സംവാദം) 15:57, 31 മേയ് 2012 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[തിരുത്തുക]

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The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 01:13, 2 ജൂൺ 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[തിരുത്തുക]

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Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 18:30, 5 ജൂൺ 2012 (UTC)

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Feature article request[തിരുത്തുക]

Please try to make Chera dynasty as a feature article in Malayalam, English and Tamil Wikipedia. The problem in tamil is the quantity of books about Medieval and Later cheras is very very less. I can't found it in Tamilnadu libraries. The Books available about Cheras in Tamilnadu only concentrate on Sangam Period only. So I request you all to try to make Chera article in malayalam and english. Then we (tamil) can easily translate from that.--தென்காசி சுப்பிரமணியன் (സംവാദം) 06:54, 10 ജൂലൈ 2012 (UTC)

Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[തിരുത്തുക]

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Hi,

As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 20:16, 19 ജൂലൈ 2012 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[തിരുത്തുക]

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 02:19, 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2012 (UTC)

Help writing name in Malayalam[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi. Can someone please help me in writing the name "Dravidan University" in Malayalam language? Actually I need this name in Malayalam to write on a Hindi Wikipedia article. Better if you write the name directly here. Thanks a lot. रोहित रावत (സംവാദം) 18:24, 23 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2012 (UTC)

YesY ചെയ്തു by Viswaprabha. See [2] --ശ്രീജിത്ത് കെ (സം‌വാദം) 19:02, 24 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[തിരുത്തുക]

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I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.

The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)02:05, 6 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[തിരുത്തുക]

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As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 13:30, 10 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2012 (UTC)

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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[തിരുത്തുക]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at test2.wikipedia.org and mediawiki.org, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 03:05, 16 ഒക്ടോബർ 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[തിരുത്തുക]

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Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Thanks!
Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![തിരുത്തുക]

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year on the Wikimedia fundraising 'User Experience' project. We have talked to many different people in different countries and their feedback has helped us immensely in restructuring our pages. If you haven't heard of it yet, the 'User Experience' project has the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries (outside the USA) and enhancing the localization of our donation pages.

I am (still) searching for volunteers to spend some time on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. **All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be very low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)**

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!!

Thanks!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Read-only mode expected.[തിരുത്തുക]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on timeanddate.com). More information is available in the full announcement.

If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Thank you for your help and your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:31, 19 ജനുവരി 2013 (UTC)

Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[തിരുത്തുക]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

  • Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
  • Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
  • Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?

Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 20:40, 30 ജനുവരി 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) coming to this Wikipedia[തിരുത്തുക]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally.

Wikidata has been in development for a few months now. It is now time for the roll-out of the first part of it on your Wikipedia. Phase 1 is the support for the management of language links. It is already being used on the Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian and English Wikipedias. The next step is to enable the extension on all other Wikipedias. We have currently planned this for March 6.

What is Wikidata?[തിരുത്തുക]

Wikidata is a central place to store data that you can usually find in infoboxes. Think of it as something like Wikimedia Commons but for data (like the number of inhabitants of a country or the length of a river) instead of multimedia. The first part of this project (centralizing language links) is being rolled out now. The more fancy things will follow later.

What is going to happen?[തിരുത്തുക]

Language links in the sidebar are going to come from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions?[തിരുത്തുക]

Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata[തിരുത്തുക]

To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages. You can see previous editions here.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:11, 21 ഫെബ്രുവരി 2013 (UTC)

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Wikitravel[തിരുത്തുക]

May I request that ഫലകം:Wikitravel and ഫലകം:Wikitravelpar be deleted? They're no longer in use as all content which was on WT is now in Wikivoyage:, a Wikimedia project. K7L (സംവാദം) 18:00, 25 ഫെബ്രുവരി 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg - Done. Thanks --Anoop | അനൂപ് (സംവാദം) 19:26, 25 ഫെബ്രുവരി 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata phase 1 (language links) live on this Wikipedia[തിരുത്തുക]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

As I annonced 2 weeks ago, Wikidata phase 1 (language links) has been deployed here today. Language links in the sidebar are coming from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. It'd be great if you could bring this to this wiki if that has not already happened. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 23:04, 6 മാർച്ച് 2013 (UTC)

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Unsourced Kerala Islam articles on en.wp[തിരുത്തുക]

Help please. en:Nellikunnu Muhyaddin Juma Masjid and en:Thangal Uppapa is one of many which needs some local sources. Probably a Malayalam speaker is needed? In ictu oculi (സംവാദം) 11:39, 13 മാർച്ച് 2013 (UTC)

Convert complex templates to Lua to make them faster and more powerful[തിരുത്തുക]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)

Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.

If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.

If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system. 20:09, 13 മാർച്ച് 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Arya Samaj in Kerala[തിരുത്തുക]

Help please, can anyone provide Malayalam source for en:Vedabandhu Sharma. In ictu oculi (സംവാദം) 02:43, 18 മാർച്ച് 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) coming to this Wikipedia[തിരുത്തുക]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. It is soon time to enable the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) and things are looking good. The next step is English Wikipedia. This is planned for April 8. If everything works out fine we will deploy on all remaining Wikipedias on April 10. I will update this part of the FAQ if there are any issues forcing us to change this date. I will also sent another note to this village pump once the deployment is finished.

What will happen once we have phase 2 enabled here? Once it is enabled in a few days you will be able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!)

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p169}} in the wiki text of the article on Yahoo!. This will return “Marissa Mayer” as she is the chief executive officer of the company.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can already test it on test2.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 17:04, 5 ഏപ്രിൽ 2013 (UTC)

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Request for comment on inactive administrators[തിരുത്തുക]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians. Please also consider translating the proposal.)

Read this message in English / Lleer esti mensaxe n'asturianu / বাংলায় এই বার্তাটি পড়ুন / Llegiu aquest missatge en català / Læs denne besked på dansk / Lies diese Nachricht auf Deutsch / Leś cal mesag' chè in Emiliàn / Leer este mensaje en español / Lue tämä viesti suomeksi / Lire ce message en français / Ler esta mensaxe en galego / हिन्दी / Pročitajte ovu poruku na hrvatskom / Baca pesan ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia / Leggi questo messaggio in italiano / ಈ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ / Aqra dan il-messaġġ bil-Malti / norsk (bokmål) / Lees dit bericht in het Nederlands / Przeczytaj tę wiadomość po polsku / Citiți acest mesaj în română / Прочитать это сообщение на русском / Farriintaan ku aqri Af-Soomaali / Pročitaj ovu poruku na srpskom (Прочитај ову поруку на српском) / อ่านข้อความนี้ในภาษาไทย / Прочитати це повідомлення українською мовою / Đọc thông báo bằng tiếng Việt / 使用中文阅读本信息。

Hello!

There is a new request for comment on Meta-Wiki concerning the removal of administrative rights from long-term inactive Wikimedians. Generally, this proposal from stewards would apply to wikis without an administrators' review process.

We are also compiling a list of projects with procedures for removing inactive administrators on the talk page of the request for comment. Feel free to add your project(s) to the list if you have a policy on administrator inactivity.

All input is appreciated. The discussion may close as soon as 21 May 2013 (2013-05-21), but this will be extended if needed.

Thanks, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 05:02, 24 ഏപ്രിൽ 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[തിരുത്തുക]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. We have now enabled the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) a month ago and two days ago on the English Wikipedia. Today all the remaining Wikipedias followed.

What does having phase 2 enabled here mean? You are now able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!) The current state is just the beginning though. It will be extended based on feedback we get from you now.

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p159}} in the wiki text of the article on Wikimedia Foundation. This will return “San Francisco” as that is the headquarter location of the non-profit.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:headquarter location}} instead of {{#property:p159}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can test it on test2 if you don't want to do it in an article here.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.


We are excited about taking yet another step towards allowing all Wikipedias share structured data and collect and curate it together. --Lydia Pintscher 19:14, 24 ഏപ്രിൽ 2013 (UTC)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[തിരുത്തുക]

Some accounts will soon be renamed due to a technical change that the developer team at Wikimedia are making. More details on Meta.

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[en] Change to section edit links[തിരുത്തുക]

The default position of the "edit" link in page section headers is going to change soon. The "edit" link will be positioned adjacent to the page header text rather than floating opposite it.

Section edit links will be to the immediate right of section titles, instead of on the far right. If you're an editor of one of the wikis which already implemented this change, nothing will substantially change for you; however, scripts and gadgets depending on the previous implementation of section edit links will have to be adjusted to continue working; however, nothing else should break even if they are not updated in time.

Detailed information and a timeline is available on meta.

Ideas to do this all the way to 2009 at least. It is often difficult to track which of several potential section edit links on the far right is associated with the correct section, and many readers and anonymous or new editors may even be failing to notice section edit links at all, since they read section titles, which are far away from the links.

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Tech newsletter: Subscribe to receive the next editions[തിരുത്തുക]

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Important note: This is the first edition of the Tech News weekly summaries, which help you monitor recent software changes likely to impact you and your fellow Wikimedians.

If you want to continue to receive the next issues every week, please subscribe to the newsletter. You can subscribe your personal talk page and a community page like this one. The newsletter can be translated into your language.

You can also become a tech ambassador, help us write the next newsletter and tell us what to improve. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. guillom 20:56, 20 മേയ് 2013 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi, apologies for posting this in English, but I wanted to alert your community to a discussion on Meta about potential changes to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy. Please translate this statement if you can. We hope that you will all participate in the discussion; we also welcome translations of the legal team’s statement into as many languages as possible and encourage you to voice your thoughts there. Please see the Trademark practices discussion (on Meta-Wiki) for more information. Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk)

Universal Language Selector to replace Narayam and WebFonts extensions[തിരുത്തുക]

On June 11, 2013, the Universal Language Selector (ULS) will replace the features of Mediawiki extensions Narayam and WebFonts. The ULS provides a flexible way of configuring and delivering language settings like interface language, fonts, and input methods (keyboard mappings).

Please read the announcement on Meta-Wiki for more information. Runab 14:09, 5 ജൂൺ 2013 (UTC) (posted via Global message delivery)

Free Research Accounts from Leading Medical Publisher. Come and Sign up![തിരുത്തുക]

gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. I want to alert you to our latest donation.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, 21:12, 16 ജൂൺ 2013 (UTC)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[തിരുത്തുക]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for ' accounts at the. Cheers, 21:47, 16 ജൂൺ 2013 (UTC)

X!'s Edit Counter[തിരുത്തുക]

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[തിരുത്തുക]

Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 13:32, 23 ജൂലൈ 2013 (UTC)

HTTPS for users with an account[തിരുത്തുക]

Greetings. Starting on August 21 (tomorrow), all users with an account will be using HTTPS to access Wikimedia sites. HTTPS brings better security and improves your privacy. More information is available at m:HTTPS.

If HTTPS causes problems for you, tell us on bugzilla, on IRC (in the #wikimedia-operations channel) or on meta. If you can't use the other methods, you can also send an e-mail to https@wikimedia.org.

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 19:26, 20 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

malayalam translation[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi, i found some translations of the interface in malayalam. For me, they seem to be inappropriate for the required word. For example, view history is translated as നാൾവഴി കാണുക. I think, this translation literally means, "see by day". But, the page actually shows the edits. it should be changed to mean like "see by timeline" or "see by edits". My suggestion is ”കാലവഴി കാണുക” (see by time). Need clarification for malayalam wiki users. sorry, if i am wrong. Thanks. -தமிழ்க்குரிசில் (സംവാദം) 15:36, 31 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2013 (UTC)

നാൾ = Day--122.174.215.173 15:29, 31 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2013 (UTC)
but i dont think, day would be appropriate here. the page does not show the edits in each day. actually, it shows them in present to past order. We can't specifically say that it shows by days. any number of edits can be done in a single day and hence, it should be denoted generally as time. Need more clarification -தமிழ்க்குரிசில் (സംവാദം) 15:36, 31 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2013 (UTC)

The word "നാൾവഴി" exactly means 'recorded history in a timely manner'. Don't read words dividing them unnecessarily. As far as the community is okay with any words for interface translations, they'll stay as they are. And also I don't think that nobody is really in a position to ask "clarification" to anybody (especially to community) about matters like these. :-) Regards.--പ്രവീൺ:സം‌വാദം 16:39, 31 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2013 (UTC)

Tamil Wikipedia turns 10. We need your wishes[തിരുത്തുക]

Hi, this is Ravi from Tamil Wikipedia. We are celebrating our 10 years with an event in Chennai on 29th September. I invite you all to join us as it would be great to share our experiences and learn from each other. If you cannot make it to the event, please leave your best wishes for us here. --Ravidreams (Talk) 22:51, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

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Notifications[തിരുത്തുക]

Notifications inform you of new activity that affects you -- and let you take quick action.

(This message is in English, please translate as needed)

Greetings!

Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.

We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.

There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:58, 4 ഒക്ടോബർ 2013 (UTC)

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Speak up about the trademark registration of the Community logo.[തിരുത്തുക]

Spelling of a movie name[തിരുത്തുക]

There is discussion at en:Talk:Bhramachari (1972 film) about whether the name of this movie in English should be spelled "Brahmachari" or "Bhramachari". JohnCD (സംവാദം) 22:04, 19 ഒക്ടോബർ 2013 (UTC)

Introducting Beta Features[തിരുത്തുക]

(Apologies for writing in English. Please translate if necessary)

We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.

Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.

Beta Features is now ready for testing on MediaWiki.org. It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.

Here are the first features you can test this week:

Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on MediaWiki.org, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.

After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.

Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.

Enjoy, and don't forget to let developers know what you think! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:20, 5 നവംബർ 2013 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[തിരുത്തുക]

Request for comment on Commons: Should Wikimedia support MP4 video?[തിരുത്തുക]

I apologize for this message being only in English. Please translate it if needed to help your community.

The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team seeks community guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. This digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It is also known as H.264/MPEG-4 or AVC.

Supporting the MP4 format would make it much easier for our users to view and contribute video on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects -- and video files could be offered in dual formats on our sites, so we could continue to support current open formats (WebM and Ogg Theora).

However, MP4 is a patent-encumbered format, and using a proprietary format would be a departure from our current practice of only supporting open formats on our sites -- even though the licenses appear to have acceptable legal terms, with only a small fee required.

We would appreciate your guidance on whether or not to support MP4. Our Request for Comments presents views both in favor and against MP4 support, based on opinions we’ve heard in our discussions with community and team members.

Please join this RfC -- and share your advice.

All users are welcome to participate, whether you are active on Commons, Wikipedia, other Wikimedia project -- or any site that uses content from our free media repository.

You are also welcome to join tomorrow's Office hours chat on IRC, this Thursday, January 16, at 19:00 UTC, if you would like to discuss this project with our team and other community members.

We look forward to a constructive discussion with you, so we can make a more informed decision together on this important topic. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 06:46, 16 ജനുവരി 2014 (UTC)

Universal Language Selector will be enabled by default again on this wiki by 21 February 2014[തിരുത്തുക]

On January 21 2014 the MediaWiki extension Universal Language Selector (ULS) was disabled on this wiki. A new preference was added for logged-in users to turn on ULS. This was done to prevent slow loading of pages due to ULS webfonts, a behaviour that had been observed by the Wikimedia Technical Operations team on some wikis.

We are now ready to enable ULS again. The temporary preference to enable ULS will be removed. A new checkbox has been added to the Language Panel to enable/disable font delivery. This will be unchecked by default for this wiki, but can be selected at any time by the users to enable webfonts. This is an interim solution while we improve the feature of webfonts delivery.

You can read the announcement and the development plan for more information. Apologies for writing this message only in English. Thank you. Runa

Amendment to the Terms of Use[തിരുത്തുക]

Call for project ideas: funding is available for community experiments[തിരുത്തുക]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

Do you have an idea for a project that could improve your community? Individual Engagement Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation help support individuals and small teams to organize experiments for 6 months. You can get funding to try out your idea for online community organizing, outreach, tool-building, or research to help make വിക്കിപീഡിയ better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.

Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:

Proposals are due by 31 March 2014. There are a number of ways to get involved!

Hope to have your participation,

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 19:44, 28 ഫെബ്രുവരി 2014 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[തിരുത്തുക]

Hello all, in response to some community comments in the discussion on the amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid editing, we have prepared two optional changes. Please read about these optional changes on Meta wiki and share your comments. If you can (and this is a non english project), please translate this announcement. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) 21:56, 13 മാർച്ച് 2014 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[തിരുത്തുക]

This week, the typography on Wikimedia sites will be updated for all readers and editors who use the default "Vector" skin. This change will involve new serif fonts for some headings, small tweaks to body content fonts, text size, text color, and spacing between elements. The schedule is:

  • April 1st: non-Wikipedia projects will see this change live
  • April 3rd: Wikipedias will see this change live

This change is very similar to the "Typography Update" Beta Feature that has been available on Wikimedia projects since November 2013. After several rounds of testing and with feedback from the community, this Beta Feature will be disabled and successful aspects enabled in the default site appearance. Users who are logged in may still choose to use another skin, or alter their personal CSS, if they prefer a different appearance. Local common CSS styles will also apply as normal, for issues with local styles and scripts that impact all users.

For more information:

-- Steven Walling (Product Manager) on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's User Experience Design team

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