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Introduce yourself - Sven AERTS - Brussels - EU Project Developer[edit source]

Hi, I was redirected from the chat to here.

I'm in EU funded projects sa Erasmus+. We always have to explain how we assure reaching out. One of the ways is to make open books to transfer the research and knowledge, on which others can build. Hence my presence here.

Cheers, SvenAERTS (discusscontribs) 23:39, 16 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Apply for Funding through the Movement Strategy Community Engagement Package to Support Your Community[edit source]

The Wikimedia Movement Strategy implementation is a collaborative effort for all Wikimedians. Movement Strategy Implementation Grants support projects that take the current state of a Movement Strategy Initiative and push it one step forward. If you are looking for an example or some guide on how to engage your community further on Movement Strategy and the Movement Strategy Implementation Grants specifically, you may find this community engagement package helpful.

The goal of this community engagement package is to support more people to access the funding they might need for the implementation work. By becoming a recipient of this grant, you will be able to support other community members to develop further grant applications that fit with your local contexts to benefit your own communities. With this package, the hope is to break down language barriers and to ensure community members have needed information on Movement Strategy to connect with each other. Movement Strategy is a two-way exchange, we can always learn more from the experiences and knowledge of Wikimedians everywhere. We can train and support our peers by using this package, so more people can make use of this great funding opportunity.

If this information interests you or if you have any further thoughts or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us as your regional facilitators to discuss further. We will be more than happy to support you. When you are ready, follow the steps on this page to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Best regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance Team

Wikimedia Foundation

Mervat (WMF) (discusscontribs) 13:41, 2 November 2022 (UTC) Mervat (WMF) (discusscontribs) 13:41, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments requested for a project[edit source]

I was planning to write a lengthy, detailed, post/article abut the creation of persistent external drives for Linux Mint Cinnamon 21. Would this be a suitable Wiki site to do this? Are there any such existing projects that I could look at? Comments are most appreciated.Ineuw (discusscontribs) 00:44, 19 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello! Could you perhaps give an outline of what you think this book/chapter would look like and consist of? Depending on your vision, it could be appropriate as a chapter/section of an existing book or it might warrant creation of its own book. You can find more info about what kind of content Wikibooks includes at What is Wikibooks?. Cheers! – Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 16:49, 19 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Kittycataclysm Thanks for your reply. This is intended as a step by step chapter/guide, in which each step includes the considerations which led me to decide, after testing alternatives. I was thinking that the main body of text is the step by step instructions and my considerations & comments would be in numbered footnotes, or chapter end notes. I am familiar with the wiki language. My ideas are flexible. Could you point me somewhere to look for anything that's similar, or related, that I can study? Ineuw (discusscontribs) 11:42, 23 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It looks like there is a list of some books on the subject of Linux. I am not familiar with them, but you may find a book for which it would be appropriate to add your chapter. You'll want to make sure you follow any style/content guides for the book you end up selecting. —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 21:44, 23 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Apologies, for some reason I am not getting your replies by email. I will check my global email settings. I looked at those entries, but must examine them more closely because of the intended target audience. Thanks again.Ineuw (discusscontribs) 03:51, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Join the Movement Charter Regional Conversation Hours[edit source]


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Hi all,

As most of you are aware, the Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) is currently collecting community feedback about three draft sections of the Movement Charter: Preamble, Values & Principles, and Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement).

How can you participate and share your feedback?

The MCDC is looking forward to receiving all types of feedback in different languages from the community members across the Movement and Affiliates. You can participate in the following ways:

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Please check the appointments of the Community consultation hours [Here] and register for the meeting that suits your availability. The conversations will not be recorded, except for the section where participants are invited to share what they discussed in the breakout rooms. We will take notes and produce a summary report afterward.

If you want to learn more about the Movement Charter, its goals, why it matters and how it impacts your community, please watch the recording of the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions which took place earlier in November 2022.

Thank you for your participation.

On behalf of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, Mervat (WMF) (talk) 19:41, 27 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ontology[edit source]

What is the top level of the Wikibooks organisation system, Wikibooks Stacks/Departments or Wikibooks:Card Catalog Office? Arlo Barnes (discusscontribs) 09:44, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Autoconfirmed requirements[edit source]

Hello Wikibookians, I am a bit concerned about the modest autoconfirmed requirements. Even passing 4 days with no edits can become autoconfirmed, which allows LTAs to wait 4 days after account creation and vandalise semi-protected pages. Can we consider changing requirements for autoconfirmed to 4 days and 10 edits? Xeverything11 (discusscontribs) 09:04, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support[edit source]

  • I think that would be fair and might give the LTAs a need to contribute constructively for a bit before they are able to vandalize. What about also including that the user must also make at least 3 edits every day, for 3 days, with the allowance of a single day to make fewer? Or is that to harsh? It would at least make users need to be more active, not just make ten edits on day one and wait a few days. L10nM4st3r / ROAR at me! 11:13, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    So for e.g: day 1: 4 edits, day 2: 2 edits, day 3: 3 edits, day 4, 3 (okr more) edits. Day 5: autoconfirmed. That is what I picture. L10nM4st3r / ROAR at me! 11:16, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It does seem like autoconfirmation might benefit from having a very small edit requirement, such as 10 edits. I do know that reviewing is the main tool wikibooks uses to combat vandalism—maybe an admin can speak to why there is no current editing requirement for autoconfirmation? —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 23:58, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Abstain[edit source]

Oppose[edit source]

Comments[edit source]

See this link, where the autoconfirmed LTA named Autoconfirmedtoo undid the revertion on semi-protected page Saylor.org's Comparative Politics/African Case Studies. Before the LTA became autoconfirmed, the LTA made no edits. Xeverything11 (discusscontribs) 15:03, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]