The Bloom Clock is a research and learning project about flowering plants. The project has both learning and research components. The learning component involves helping people identify plants by means of visual keys, such as colour. The research component is aimed at creating a language for discussing the bloom times of wildflowers and other plants that is neutral with respect to climate, region, and hemisphere. The bloom clock is the largest of a number of observational clock projects and currently comprises about 0 plants and 0 recognition keys. Individual users and classes are welcome to join this project - school classes and both amateur and professional horticulturalists are all welcome.
I am noticing the absence of Punjabi wiki logo on the sidebar from the past hours. Did everyone is facing the same problem, or It's a fault in my browser? --- Baljeet Bilaspur (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 12:51, 15 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 2016 (UTC)
Did you know that you can easily re-arrange columns and rows in the visual editor?
Select a cell in the column or row that you want to move. Click the arrow at the start of that row or column to open the dropdown menu (shown). Choose either "Move before" or "Move after" to move the column, or "Move above" or "Move below" to move the row.
You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.
Invisible templates have been shown as a puzzle icon. Now, the name of the invisible template is displayed next to the puzzle icon. A similar feature will display the first part of hidden HTML comments.
Categories are displayed at the bottom of each page. If you click on the categories, the dialog for editing categories will open.
At many wikis, you can now add maps to pages. Go to the Insert menu and choose the "Maps" item. The Discovery department is adding more features to this area, like geoshapes. You can read more at mediawiki.org.
The "Save" button now says "Save page" when you create a page, and "Save changes" when you change an existing page. In the future, the "ਸਫ਼ਾ ਸਾਂਭੋ" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.
Image galleries now use a visual mode for editing. You can see thumbnails of the images, add new files, remove unwanted images, rearrange the images by dragging and dropping, and add captions for each image. Use the "Options" tab to set the gallery's display mode, image sizes, and add a title for the gallery.
The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining 10 "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next month. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including Thai, Burmese and Aramaic.
The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. The 2017 wikitext editor will look like the visual editor and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices in October 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.
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We are having a problem with attackers taking over wiki accounts with privileged user rights (for example, admins, bureaucrats, oversighters, checkusers). It appears that this may be because of weak or reused passwords.
Community members are working along with members of multiple teams at the Wikimedia Foundation to address this issue.
In the meantime, we ask that everyone takes a look at the passwords they have chosen for their wiki accounts. If you know that you've chosen a weak password, or if you've chosen a password that you are using somewhere else, please change those passwords.
Hello! The Reading team at the Foundation is looking to support readers who want to take articles offline to read and share later on their phones - a use case we learned about from deep research earlier this year. We’ve built a few prototypes and are looking for people who would be interested in testing them. If you’d like to learn more and give us feedback, check out the page on Meta! Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) 20:08, 29 ਨਵੰਬਰ 2016 (UTC)
We in the Wikimedia Foundation's Editing department are responsible for making editing better for all our editors, new and experienced alike. We've been slowly improving the visual editor based on feedback, user tests, and feature requests. However, that doesn't work for all our user needs: whether you need to edit a wikitext talk page, create a template, or fix some broken reference syntax, sometimes you need to use wikitext, and many experienced editors prefer it.
Consequently, we've planned a "wikitext mode" for the visual editor for a long time. It provides as much of the visual editor's features as possible, for those times that you need or want wikitext. It has the same user interface as the visual editor, including the same toolbar across the top with the same buttons. It provides access to the citoid service for formatting citations, integrated search options for inserting images, and the ability to add new templates in a simple dialog. Like in the visual editor, if you paste in formatted text copied from another page, then formatting (such as bolding) will automatically be converted into wikitext.
All wikis now have access to this mode as a Beta Feature. When enabled, it replaces your existing wikitext editor everywhere. If you don't like it, you can reverse this at any time by turning off the Beta Feature in your preferences. We don't want to surprise anyone, so it's strictly an opt-in-only Beta Feature. It won't switch on automatically for anyone, even if you have previously checked the box to "ਆਪੇ ਹੀ ਸਾਰੇ ਨਵੇਂ ਬੀਟਾ ਫ਼ੀਚਰ ਚਾਲੂ ਕਰੋ".
This is an early version, and we'd love to know what you think so we can make it better. Please leave feedback about the new mode on the feedback page. You may write comments in any language. Thank you.
The Wikimedia Conference is all about participation. To make the conference a success it will be essential for the invited affiliates to deliberately select their delegates. Participants should come to Berlin to learn and to share, but also to bring the information and learnings back home. We are seeking delegates who will be actively engaged before, during and after the conference and can represent their affiliates. Ideal delegates are those who are
involved in the decision making processes of the organization,
striving to help shape the future of the movement,
or partnerships specialists,
or program leaders.
To increase diversity and have more diverse points of view present at the Wikimedia Conference, we advise affiliates to send at least one non-male participant per organization/group.
Participants should be eager to shape movement conversations; people with passion for partnerships with institutions, funders and like-minded organizations as well as people striving to improve their affiliates’ impact. Please don’t overthink it, consider this food for thought while making your choices.
Wikimedia Conference is for individuals involved in Punjabi Wikimedians as an organization. This involves organizing programs, partnering with institutions and other decisions of the organization. (Activity on Punjabi Wikimedia projects is not relevant for this conference. If you believe you have been working extensively on Wikimedia projects, then you should consider applying for Wikimania 2017.)
Individuals who feel they are appropriate for this should nominate themselves. The nomination should consist of proving the fact that how you are involved in one or more aspects of the organization. Preference will be given to female candidates.
Who will decide Official Delegate for Wikimedia Conference 2017
Who is going to decide suitable candidates for the Wikimedia Conference 2017 scheduled to be held in Berlin?I means will it be decided by the Community or Foundation?How it will be decided?--Harvinder Chandigarh (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 11:17, 27 ਦਸੰਬਰ 2016 (UTC)
@Harvinder Chandigarh: ji, candidates for Wikimedia Conference are chosen by the organization and candidates for Wikimania are chosen by Wikimania committee. Last year, we had tried by doing physical voting among community members during a meetup. This time we are having a discussion in which all the members are welcome to nominate themselves and to give their views about the nominated candidates. The final decision will be taken by the 3 contact persons (Myself, Parveer Grewal and Gaurav Jhammat) of the organization who will consider the comments by the community as well as the conference criteria given by the Conference Organizers.--Satdeep Gill (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 17:20, 27 ਦਸੰਬਰ 2016 (UTC)
@Satdeep Gill: How the contact persons be designated as judges and that too without the consent of the community/user group?Contact persons are designated for different purpose and not for taking key decisions as in question .--Harvinder Chandigarh (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 09:36, 3 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2017 (UTC)
We plan to hold these office hours at regular intervals. FYI, office hours for South East Asia and Central Asia/Eastern Europe will be held separately; given the size of communities, we needed to break down the regions.
Please feel free to add your questions, comments, and expectations in the Etherpad document shared above. You can also reach out to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for any clarification. Please help us translate and share this invitation in community social media channels to spread the word.
Sorry for writing in English, please translate this message to your language, if possible
It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) 2017 programme organised by CIS-A2K is going to be held from 20-22 February 2017.
What is TTT?
Train the Trainer or TTT is a residential training program. The program attempts to groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members. Earlier TTT have been conducted in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
Who should join?
Any active Wikimedian contributing to any Indic language Wikimedia project is eligible to apply.
An editor must have 500+ edits.
Anyone who have already participated in an earlier iteration of TTT, can not apply.
MediaWiki Training 2017: Invitation to participate
We are glad to inform that MediaWiki Training or MWT 2017 is going to be conducted between 24-26 February 2017 at Bangalore.
MWT is a residential training workshop that attempts to groom technical leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members. We invite active Indian Wikimedia community members to participate in this workshop.
The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.
This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.
The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.
Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:
The core movement strategy team, team tracks being developed, introduction of the Community Process Steering Committee, discussions at WikiIndaba conference 2017 and the Wikimedia movement affiliates executive directors gathering in Switzerland
As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.
Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:
I feel objective of TTT is to train few members as trainers who can further impart training to other members of the community.But to my knowledge no TTT participants from our community has given much input in the past after getting this training.I propose to start it from present batch who has recently have got TTT -2017 tarning and let them give some presentation to the community to enrich the skills of those who couldn't attend this training due to some reasons. --Harvinder Chandigarh (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 10:44, 10 ਮਾਰਚ 2017 (UTC)
This is the first of three conversations, and it will run between now and April 15. The purpose of cycle 1 is to discuss the future of the movement and generate major themes around potential directions. What do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?
We welcome you, as we create this conversation together, and look forward to broad and diverse participation from all parts of our movement.
1. A virus writer sends out viruses, infecting ordinary users' PCs.
2. Infected PCs log into an IRC server or other communications medium, without their owners knowing, forming a network of infected systems known as a botnet.
3. A spammer purchases access to this botnet from virus writer or a dealer.
4. The spammer sends instructions to the botnet, instructing the infected PCs to send out spam.
5. The infected PCs send the spam messages to internet users' mail servers.
This is a diagram of the process by which spammers create and use zombie (virus-infected) computers to send spam. The diagram is for use when educating classes about the importance of keeping computers virus-free. It can also be used to explain to learners why it is that so much spam is received in their mailboxes and why unidentified attachments should not be opened. ਇੱਕ ਫੁੱਲ-ਸਾਈਜ਼ ਵਰਜ਼ਨ ਲਈ ਤਸਵੀਰ ਉੱਤੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋ, ਜਿਸ ਨੂੰ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਅਜ਼ਾਦੀ ਨਾਲ ਪੁਨਰ-ਵਰਤੋਂ ਕਰ ਸਕੋ ਅਤੇ ਸੁਧਾਰ ਸਕੋ. ਇਸਦੇ ਵਰਗੀਆਂ ਹੋਰ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਹੇਠਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਲਿੰਕ ਤੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋ