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Open call for Project Grants[edit]

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Greetings! The Project Grants program is accepting proposals from July 1st to August 2nd to fund new tools, research, offline outreach (including editathon series, workshops, etc), online organizing (including contests), and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds, Project Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Also accepting candidates to join the Project Grants Committee through July 15.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:21, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Save/Publish[edit]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:03, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello, Wikinews contributors.
User:Pi zero and I have been talking about this change, and we'd like to try something different. It might be confusing to start with a "Publish page" button, since the first edit to an article is not the end of the Wikinews publishing process as outlined in Wikinews:Reviewing articles. So we are going to try this instead: The "Save page" button will stay the same, but MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning will have a statement added to warn inexperienced people that their contributions will immediately be shared with the general public.
We are assuming that every Wikinews is using a similar structure for reviewing, and therefore we are going to try this at all Wikinewses. To do this, I need the statement translated for the copyright warning file right away! If you speak a Wikinews language (other than English), please check m:User:Whatamidoing (WMF)/Wikinews. It's just two sentences and should (I hope) be easy for anyone who is bilingual or multilingual. I need these translations this week, if at all possible.
If you have any questions or need to reach me, then please {{ping}} me. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:11, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

RevisionSlider[edit]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:56, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Open call for Project Grants[edit]

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Greetings! The Project Grants program is accepting proposals from September 12 to October 11 to fund new tools, research, offline outreach (including editathon series, workshops, etc), online organizing (including contests), and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Project Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Also accepting candidates to join the Project Grants Committee through October 1.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 14:49, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Wikinewsie upgrade?[edit]

Please update It appears that http://wikinewsie.org/ has been in the process of being upgraded for a month now. Is there an ETA on it? Also, I think the site should get a certificate from https://letsencrypt.org/ for SSL/TLS. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:37, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

submit button[edit]

My dialog tools — coded recently and defensively — are so far continuing to work while older javascript gets less reliable day by day. So I've deployed the new submit button on the {{develop}} and {{tasks}} templates. I plan to wait a bit and then remove the old javascript code from Common.js. --Pi zero (talk) 23:35, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Old code removed. --Pi zero (talk) 13:54, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Grants to improve your project[edit]

Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. There is just over a week left to submit before the October 11 deadline. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 19:52, 30 September 2016 (UTC)