Contents 1 Learn about Russia. Graduates and Mentors 2 How can I change my user name? 3 Notability of Teachers 4 Help the Anti--Harassment Tools team pick 2 Blocking tools to build 5 CAT:infobox templates 6 Looking for examples of alternative business models for organisations considering open licensing 7 Compact Language Links update 8 Shameless New Page Patrol Advertisement 9 Updates in policy since 2014 for a slumbering editor?

Learn about Russia. Graduates and Mentors[edit] Dear friends, From January 26 to May 26, 2018, Wikimedia RU together with partners holds an international competition for writing biographical articles — «Learn about Russia. Graduates and Mentors». The competition is dedicated to graduates and teachers of Russian educational institutions from the Middle Ages to our time. The competition has a nomination for articles in foreign languages, i.e. official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, and Spanish. This nomination has 5 prize-winning places, the main prize is 500 Euros! We invite participants of your section to take part in this interesting competition. JukoFF (talk) 17:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

How can I change my user name?[edit] I would like to change my user name in Wikimedia BUT not in Wikpedia, where I'd like to keep my current user name (Pedro Felipe). Is it possible? How can I do it? --Pedro Felipe (talk) 22:45, 15 February 2018 (UTC) @Pedro Felipe: m:Steward_requests/Username_changes. ―Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 23:27, 15 February 2018 (UTC) Great! Many thanks @Koavf: --Pedro Felipe (talk) 00:17, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Notability of Teachers[edit] I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I'm wondering where I can find a list of basic education (primary and secondary/highschool) teachers on Wikipedia? and on a related matter if there are any guidelines on what would make a teacher notable? while I have seen some categories of teachers, it appears that most of them are famous for something else (like being a politician) but are categorised also a teachers because they did teaching at one point. Erin_Gruwell is one example I have found, but I'm wondering if there are any more? Egaoblai (talk) 13:27, 16 February 2018 (UTC) I assume all we have for teachers is WP:GNG. Many of the people in subcategories of Category:Educators are notable also for other things than being a teacher. Others might not be notable enough for Wikipedia. Helma Trass should probably just redirect to Toronto Montessori Schools, for example. —Kusma (t·c) 13:37, 16 February 2018 (UTC) Redirected. —Kusma (t·c) 11:04, 18 February 2018 (UTC) Standards for categorization are different than that for having a stand-alone article at Wikipedia. Wikipedia:Categorization dos and don'ts governs the former, WP:42 governs the latter. --Jayron32 14:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Help the Anti--Harassment Tools team pick 2 Blocking tools to build[edit] Hello everybody! Over the past weeks the Community health initiative team took a look at at all 58 suggestions that came out of the discussion about making improvements to blocking tools. Now join the discussion to select 2 to build from the shortlist. For the Anti-Harassment Tools team, SPoore (WMF), Community Advocate, Community health initiative (talk) 19:07, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

CAT:infobox templates[edit] At Template_talk:Infobox#Deploy_auto-categorization, this talk is going on: Let's automate filling this Category, Let's do that by simple template name checking ('those having "Template:Infobox ..." name'). I objected, for being unfulfilling (the promise of being a complete category). I proposed a better setup: #Let's_define_and_create_a_new_category. Today only few editors are involved, so I want to invite more. - DePiep (talk) 22:47, 16 February 2018 (UTC) "Better" in quotes indeed, rather. Basically the idea is to automatically populate Category:Infobox templates when possible (e.g. templates located at Template:Infobox Foobar, and take care of the other infoboxes manually. The code has been tested, works, and has no known downsides. DePiep is objecting to this for a bunch of reasons that neither make sense, or don't check out, and is generally being obstructionist. Past discussion is at Template_talk:Infobox#Automatically populate Category:Infobox templates, although there's a wall of text at Template_talk:Infobox#Deploy_auto-categorization for those who care about reading a tempest in a teapot. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 23:51, 16 February 2018 (UTC) No, "better" is in italics not "quotes". Bad faith? - DePiep (talk) 23:55, 16 February 2018 (UTC) Bombhead, you are lying. Right here. You edited your talkpage post after I commented, but without taking responsibility. -DePiep (talk) 00:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC) To be claer: I did not "edit" Bombhead's posts, I only reverted. Because: by Bombherad's editing AFTER replies, that makes the reply-er stupid. While, actually, I am not the stupid one. Basic Talkpage behaviour. - DePiep (talk) 00:16, 17 February 2018 (UTC) To be clear, you objected to a specific wording, which I fixed. But then you reverted it, only to accusing me of 'not taking responsability' and 'lying'. And still after being pointed out several times that my username is Headbomb, not Bombhead nor Bombshell, you still get it wrong. If you look stupid, you only have yourself to blame. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:22, 17 February 2018 (UTC) Your original post was: [1]. And to *that* one I replied. - DePiep (talk) 00:43, 17 February 2018 (UTC) I believe there's enough evidence here to suggest that DePiep is behaving like a troll. Nevertheless, it would be good to have more people chime in, as an edit to {{Infobox}} probably wouldn't/shouldn't fall under a silent consensus. However, Headbomb (as proposer), and WOSlinker & I support, so not really silent, maybe marginally.   ~ Tom.Reding (talk ⋅dgaf)  00:34, 17 February 2018 (UTC) (ec) To be clear: I did not "edit" Bombhead's posts, I only reverted. Because: by Bombherad's editing AFTER replies, that makes the reply-er stupid. While, actually, I am not the stupid one. Basic Talkpage behaviour. - DePiep (talk) 00:16, 17 February 2018 (UTC) DePiep, perhaps you could reference WP:TALKNO and specify how your behavior fits in to that sort of rubric? Just a thought. Cheers. Dumuzid (talk) 00:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC) I'd spend my time on making the dozen of diff's showing Bombhead's PAs, in the talkpage I mentioned. You could have read them by now. What do you actually suggest? -DePiep (talk) 00:49, 17 February 2018 (UTC) I guess my only other suggestion would be that you not edit other people's comments. Have a nice evening! Dumuzid (talk) 00:51, 17 February 2018 (UTC) No need for 'dozens of diffs', one will do. But you won't find it since those don't exist. And, again, it's Headbomb, not Bombhead. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:55, 17 February 2018 (UTC) ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ Whatever. Follow the OP link. -DePiep (talk) 01:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC) Exactly, you can't find even one. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:08, 17 February 2018 (UTC) Just found one of you snarkies: [2]. - DePiep (talk) 01:35, 17 February 2018 (UTC) With all due respect to all involved, I have but one thing left to say: Happy Friday! Dumuzid (talk) 01:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Looking for examples of alternative business models for organisations considering open licensing[edit] Hi all I'm compiling a guide for UN agencies on the steps to implement open licensing. The piece I'm really missing is alternative business models to those which require traditional copyright. This include publishing books, images and other multimedia licensing and also data. If you know of any existing compilations of information and/or any examples of organisations which have working business models please brain dump below and I will organise it. Thanks very much John Cummings (talk) 16:16, 17 February 2018 (UTC) John, are you basically looking for a way for an agency to make money by selling content that people can get without paying for it? Or is it more general, i.e., a new revenue source for an agency that has previously used copyrights as a significant source of revenue, and which now needs something (anything) else to replace that? WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:17, 19 February 2018 (UTC) @WhatamIdoing:, I'm doing research to be able to present agencies with a range of examples of where organisations have moved towards open licensing and ways they have made up for the loss in revenue from sales of copyrighted material. John Cummings (talk) 22:52, 19 February 2018 (UTC) So you are looking for examples of things like giving away the material for free, but getting new or additional revenue from training programs or certifications. Have you tried getting in touch with Creative Commons? They might be aware of some real-world examples. WhatamIdoing (talk) 23:00, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Compact Language Links update[edit] Hi, I wanted to give you all an update about the Compact Language Links feature. The Wikimedia Foundation Language team has been working on it for a couple of years now. The goal of interlanguage links is to make the access to knowledge in different languages possible. The Compact Language Links feature makes this easier by automatically showing the languages that are most relevant to each user while still providing quick access to all the rest. This feature is already enabled for readers in Wikipedia in all languages except English. In the English Wikipedia it is defined as a beta feature, and as such it is currently used by more than 60,000 editors, making it the second most popular beta feature. Our measurements and tests have shown that this design makes it easier for most people to find the links to the languages they want, and that they use it more than the old style. Here are some details about which languages are displayed in the initial list, if you're interested: Screenshot of compact language links Screenshot of compact language links language screen which also shows a featured article badge Compact language links show those languages most relevant to each user while still providing access to the rest (see image). Up to nine languages are provided initially, and you can quickly search for any other language by typing its name in the search box in any language. For example, if you're interested in reading an article in Japanese, you'll be able to search for it by typing "japanese" in English, "日本語" in Japanese itself, "японский" in Russian, or "ja" (the ISO language code) in the search box. The initial set of languages is selected based on your previous choices. If you frequently switch between a small set of languages, then you will see these languages first, without having to scan a potentially long list each time. The other criteria for showing more languages in the compact list are: languages from your browser settings, languages in your Babel boxes, the languages of the country from which you are connecting (according to CLDR), languages used in the article's content, and languages in which the article has achieved Featured Article status. If after picking all the languages above there is still room in the initial list of up to nine languages, then major languages of the world will be shown. The team has been collecting feedback from editors in all wikis, and we have added many features and fixed many bugs to make it more useful to readers and editors. Some of the fixes based on Wikipedia editors' feedback include: Showing featured articles in the compact list. Indicating the articles' featured status in the compact list and in the panel with the full list. Showing languages from the user's Babel box in the compact list. Showing articles in languages that are used in the article in the compact list. Removing the division of the language list into sections when it's unnecessary. Making sure that any language can be found in the search box, including languages with variant scripts (like Serbian or Chinese) and languages with different names (e.g., Spanish can be called both "español" and "castellano"). Adaptation to screens of different sizes. After deployment at other wikis, there have been few complaints from editors (who can always opt-out), and all Wikipedias have seen an increase in clicks on the interlanguage links. From June 2016 to June 2017, the percentage of traffic through interlanguage links out of page views has grown by 90%. If you haven't tried this beta feature yet, you are welcome to try it now. We welcome your feedback about it at mw:Talk:Universal Language Selector/Compact Language Links. Please read the FAQ at mw:Universal Language Selector/Compact Language Links, which gathers responses to a lot of feedback and analysis from the experience of other wikis with this tool. Thank you! On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Language team, --Amir E. Aharoni (WMF) (talk) 16:00, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

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Updates in policy since 2014 for a slumbering editor?[edit] Hello! I was a fairly active editor until late 2014, and now it seems I feel like editing a bit again. Given the Kafkaesque bureaucracy of WP :) I wonder if there have been noteworthy changes in policy/guidelines or common practices from late 2014 to now, especially (but not only) in notability, BLP, RS. Of course I could compare diffs, but I'd like to hear the community's opinion also on what is now current practice, trends etc. Many thanks! --cyclopiaspeak! 17:21, 20 February 2018 (UTC) Retrieved from "" Categories: Wikipedia village pumpHidden categories: Wikipedia move-protected project pagesNon-talk pages that are automatically signedPages automatically checked for incorrect links

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