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Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees 2024 Selection[edit]

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Dear all,

This year, the term of 4 (four) Community- and Affiliate-selected Trustees on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees will come to an end [1]. The Board invites the whole movement to participate in this year’s selection process and vote to fill those seats.

The Elections Committee will oversee this process with support from Foundation staff [2]. The Board Governance Committee created a Board Selection Working Group from Trustees who cannot be candidates in the 2024 community- and affiliate-selected trustee selection process composed of Dariusz Jemielniak, Nataliia Tymkiv, Esra'a Al Shafei, Kathy Collins, and Shani Evenstein Sigalov [3]. The group is tasked with providing Board oversight for the 2024 trustee selection process, and for keeping the Board informed. More details on the roles of the Elections Committee, Board, and staff are here [4].

Here are the key planned dates:

  • May 2024: Call for candidates and call for questions
  • June 2024: Affiliates vote to shortlist 12 candidates (no shortlisting if 15 or less candidates apply) [5]
  • June-August 2024: Campaign period
  • End of August / beginning of September 2024: Two-week community voting period
  • October–November 2024: Background check of selected candidates
  • Board's Meeting in December 2024: New trustees seated

Learn more about the 2024 selection process - including the detailed timeline, the candidacy process, the campaign rules, and the voter eligibility criteria - on this Meta-wiki page, and make your plan.

Election Volunteers

Another way to be involved with the 2024 selection process is to be an Election Volunteer. Election Volunteers are a bridge between the Elections Committee and their respective community. They help ensure their community is represented and mobilize them to vote. Learn more about the program and how to join on this Meta-wiki page.

Best regards,

Dariusz Jemielniak (Governance Committee Chair, Board Selection Working Group)

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Results#Elected

[2] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Committee:Elections_Committee_Charter

[3] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Minutes:2023-08-15#Governance_Committee

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_committee/Roles

[5] Even though the ideal number is 12 candidates for 4 open seats, the shortlisting process will be triggered if there are more than 15 candidates because the 1-3 candidates that are removed might feel ostracized and it would be a lot of work for affiliates to carry out the shortlisting process to only eliminate 1-3 candidates from the candidate list.

MPossoupe_(WMF)19:57, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

Wikidata weekly Summary #621[edit]

Tech News: 2024-13[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 18:54, 25 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 29 March 2024[edit]

Your block of TheSpacebook[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Are people allowed to just open Wikipediocracy threads for backup in onwiki arguments? There was ongoing discussion, and if an immediate block was merited, we need to be told why. 15:51, 1 April 2024 (UTC) AndyTheGrump (talk) 15:51, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

AndyTheGrump, the "why" is "because nothing anybody said at AN/I was going to change the fact that they canvassed WPO" and "because I am not obligated to wait for everybody to say their piece at AN/I before I'm allowed to use my administrative powers in a blatantly obvious case of bad behavior". GeneralNotability (talk) 17:12, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, if that is going to be your only response, I will clearly have to consider my options. Given the circumstances, you should probably be aware that I am contemplating taking this to ArbCom if it isn't properly resolved. This has every appearance of being a block for pointing out on an external forum (albeit in a poorly-worded manner, as might be expected from a newcomer), that core WP:BLP policy on the right to privacy was being given the run-around through creation of articles on peoples homes. Blocking someone in such circumstances cannot possibly be in the interests of the project. AndyTheGrump (talk) 17:21, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Bad block. Discussion was ongoing, you essentially supervoted a sanction (with no support in policy, might I add). Carrite (talk) 18:22, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Supwrvoting implies that I'm acting on something consensus-based and overriding an established consensjs. Me using the block button on somebody for doing something inherently blockable (inappropriate canvassing, which I believe crosses the line into meatpuppetry given the off-wiki nature of the canvassing) is not a consensus process. GeneralNotability (talk) 19:24, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • GeneralNotability, I plan on accepting the unblock request on their talk page, mostly per NYB's comments there. Do you have anything further to say before I do so that I might need to know about? --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:19, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Do whatever the floq you want, Floquenbeam. You're an admin. You're trusted by the community to use your judgment. GeneralNotability (talk) 19:25, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hopefully that was an attempted joke, and not frustration that someone disagrees with you. I suppose I'll floq off from your talk page now. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:28, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    The former. Sorry. Been a rough few days. GeneralNotability (talk) 19:29, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Sure. I (think I) understand. To be clear, not trying to be part of a torch and pitchfork brigade, in spite of disagreeing fairly strongly twice in the last week. Email incoming. --Floquenbeam (talk) 20:02, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Personally, I don't think commentary from WPO members actively involved in such harassment threads, such as AndyTheGrump and Carrite, actively were in the related threads and are continuing to make new ones even now should be something you should care about, GeneralNotability. They are the ones constantly trying to defend the doxing, harassment, and other actions of their perma-banned pals there. They are facilitators of harm to Wikipedia editors and have been for quite some time. SilverserenC 02:02, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Silver seren - It must have been tragic for you growing up, getting a new set of Crayolas in the Christmas stocking, cracking open the box, and finding that there were only two colors — black and white. Then again, it did make coloring a whole lot more simple, I suppose. —tim //// Carrite (talk) 04:42, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
seriously? ltbdl (talk) 03:28, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – April 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2024).

Administrator changes

removed

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The Toolforge Grid Engine services have been shut down after the final migration process from Grid Engine to Kubernetes. (T313405)

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Editors are invited to sign up for The Core Contest, an initiative running from April 15 to May 31, which aims to improve vital and other core articles on Wikipedia.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:47, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-14[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 03:33, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Wikidata weekly summary #622[edit]

New Pages Patrol newsletter April 2024[edit]

Hello GeneralNotability,

New Page Review queue January to March 2024

Backlog update: The October drive reduced the article backlog from 11,626 to 7,609 and the redirect backlog from 16,985 to 6,431! Congratulations to Schminnte, who led with over 2,300 points.

Following that, New Page Patrol organized another backlog drive for articles in January 2024. The January drive started with 13,650 articles and reduced the backlog to 7,430 articles. Congratulations to JTtheOG, who achieved first place with 1,340 points in this drive.

Looking at the graph, it seems like backlog drives are one of the only things keeping the backlog under control. Another backlog drive is being planned for May. Feel free to participate in the May backlog drive planning discussion.

It's worth noting that both queues are gradually increasing again and are nearing 14,034 articles and 22,540 redirects. We encourage you to keep contributing, even if it's just a single patrol per day. Your support is greatly appreciated!

2023 Awards

Onel5969 won the 2023 cup with 17,761 article reviews last year - that's an average of nearly 50/day. There was one Platinum Award (10,000+ reviews), 2 Gold Awards (5000+ reviews), 6 Silver (2000+), 8 Bronze (1000+), 30 Iron (360+) and 70 more for the 100+ barnstar. Hey man im josh led on redirect reviews by clearing 36,175 of them. For the full details, see the Awards page and the Hall of Fame. Congratulations everyone for their efforts in reviewing!

WMF work on PageTriage: The WMF Moderator Tools team and volunteer software developers deployed the rewritten NewPagesFeed in October, and then gave the NewPagesFeed a slight visual facelift in November. This concludes most major work to Special:NewPagesFeed, and most major work by the WMF Moderator Tools team, who wrapped up their major work on PageTriage in October. The WMF Moderator Tools team and volunteer software developers will continue small work on PageTriage as time permits.

Recruitment: A couple of the coordinators have been inviting editors to become reviewers, via mass-messages to their talk pages. If you know someone who you'd think would make a good reviewer, then a personal invitation to them would be great. Additionally, if there are Wikiprojects that you are active on, then you can add a post there asking participants to join NPP. Please be careful not to double invite folks that have already been invited.

Reviewing tip: Reviewers who prefer to patrol new pages within their most familiar subjects can use the regularly updated NPP Browser tool.

Reminders:

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:27, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you[edit]

I understand your decision, but it makes me sad.

All the best. 💚🌻

~ ToBeFree (talk) 21:04, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Admin's Barnstar
As someone who generally stays as far away from ARBCOM as humanly possible, I salute you for your service. Ad Orientem (talk) 01:12, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you![edit]

Because you can't have too many kittens. All the best.

Polyamorph (talk) 08:11, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Arshifakhan61 sockfarm[edit]

Hey, I hope you are doing well. It seems like the Arshifakhan61 sockfarm is back, and since you were the most active CU in that case, would you mind looking at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Niharika05 and merging it with Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Arshifakhan61 if you believe there is a link? Thank you. GSS💬 05:25, 5 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Bullseye?[edit]

Hi GN, could you check on bullseye when you have a moment? Getting timeout trying to open. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 11:39, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Bullseye works for me at the moment, but in the last few months, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. I don't know how to invoke Bullseye directly. I get an icon/link next to IPs and click on them, so when I say sometimes it doesn't work, I mean that sometimes those icons aren't there.--Bbb23 (talk) 12:13, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Bbb23 you should be able to just go to this link (which is now working again). — xaosflux Talk 15:31, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Great, Xaosflux, I've bookmarked it for the future, thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 17:17, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Wikidata weekly summary #623[edit]

The Bugle: Issue 216, April 2024[edit]

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