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Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs) 9:32, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-32[edit]

15:51, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-33[edit]

14:57, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-34[edit]

16:17, 17 August 2015 (UTC)


Are articles presently being pushed to GNews? The last two don't appear to have turned up on {{popular articles}} at all, which is unusual. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 09:44, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Last I thought I understood from bawolff, the stats drawn on by {{popular articles}} were 24 hours out of date, so that the template was telling what was popular 24 hours ago. Could that be skewing things? --Pi zero (talk) 13:35, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
It's possible. I knew the stats were gradually slipping back for some reason, but no that they'd gotten that bad. What sort of pageviews are typical these days? The last two have only shown up in the last few hours and are still fairly low. Not sure, however, if that's par for the course atm or a sign of a problem. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 14:36, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Honestly, I haven't been tracking them lately. --Pi zero (talk) 14:39, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Whatever's happening is complicated; two of the last three are missing, one is there however. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 14:48, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Stats are now increasing, however,so it seems reasonable to conclude the initial pageview question was just delayed statistics. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:06, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
The source of the stats now take longer to generate. The bot code is pretty old, and if the most recent hour isn't available yet, the bot looks at yesterday's stats instead (Which really isn't good). That said, I wonder how much google news actually contributes to our page views. My bet would be not that much. Bawolff 18:37, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-35[edit]

13:02, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-36[edit]

21:36, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[edit]

Hi all,

We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.

Visit the public policy portal:

Please help translate the statements on Meta Wiki. You can read more on the Wikimedia blog.


Yana and Stephen (Talk) 18:13, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

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Wikinews mailing list[edit]


This is your friendly notice that I and Koavf have taken over the wikinews mailing list. Old list admin is still listed as moderator. Takeover procedures are logged at phabricator:T110956. If anyone has a question, don't hestitate to contact me directly on my talk page or Thank you!

revi 09:02, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Seconded Let me know if you need anything and if I've been slacking, just message me. —Justin (koavf)TCM 14:33, 3 September 2015 (UTC)