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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)
Call for comments on draft trademark policy
Universal Language Selector will be enabled by default again on this wiki by 21 February 2014
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.
- Noted. I've already voiced by opposition of that page. Paid contributions should be completely banned in my opinion.--ЗAНИA talk 21:31, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Call for project ideas: funding is available for community experiments
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 Wikibooks better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.
Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:
- Organizing social media for Chinese Wikipedia ($350 for materials)
- Improving gadgets for Visual Editor ($4500 for developers)
- Coordinating access to reliable sources for Wikipedians ($7500 for project management, consultants and materials)
- Building community and strategy for Wikisource (€10000 for organizing and travel)
Hope to have your participation,
--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 19:44, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Hello, hello? Is this mic on?
In response to the message asking me to introduce myself: Elizabeth Penrose. I've had a few of my [SF/Fantasy/Genre] poems published, and you can find some of them on the web. Although I've made factual edits to Wikipedia (I like poetry & Pittsburgh history), most of my marks revise article grammar. Pittsburgh Poet (discuss • contribs) 22:54, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
At the moment, generating an ePUB ebook can only be done by manually adding each page of the book to a collection (which can be an error-prone process if you miss subpages) and downloading the resulting ePUB file from the collection manager.
For PDF files, some books seem to have had their PDF generated and uploaded as a static file (I gather this from the URL of said files). Which would mean that the PDF file becomes obsolete after the first edition of the book.
What would be the technical difficulty of having at least a link that gets the user to the collection manager pre-filled with the pages? Also, a few links for the most obvious choices in options would be great, at least 1-column PDF and ePUB.