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Global notifications for all Wikimedia projects are posted to this page; they usually contain information about some software changes. Additionally, the Signpost from English Wikipedia is posted here weekly. Both of these are posted to make it easy for Incubator users to spot new issues by their watchlist. Older entries will occasionally be removed. Entries are not archived locally; instead,

  • See the complete Signpost archives here.
  • See the complete Tech News archives here.

For Incubator-specific news, see Incubator:News and/or the Community Portal for, e.g., policy discussions.


The Signpost: 31 May 2020[edit source]

Tech News: 2020-23[edit source]

22:30, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-24[edit source]

21:11, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-25[edit source]

21:36, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-26[edit source]

18:48, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 June 2020[edit source]

Tech News: 2020-27[edit source]

16:30, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Feedback on movement names[edit source]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language if necessary. Thank you!

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 20:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Tech News: 2020-28[edit source]

20:17, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia[edit source]

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 19:56, 9 July 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement

2020-29[edit source]

Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.

Recent changes

  • Users can thank others for their edits. Checkusers can now see user data related to that action. This can help identify sock puppets who harass others using thanks. [25]

Problems

  • Everyone was logged out a couple of weeks ago to fix a security problem. The problem was not entirely fixed. Because of this everyone was logged out once again last week. [26][27]

Changes later this week

  • Wikis that are not for one specific language can translate pages. Sometimes parts of translations are outdated or missing. Outdated translations are marked with a pink background. Missing translations will also be marked in the future. This markup can sometimes break things. It can soon be disabled by using a translate nowrap tag on the source page. [28]
  • Recurrent item The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 14 July. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 15 July. It will be on all wikis from 16 July (calendar).

Future changes

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Tech News: 2020-30[edit source]

19:13, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-31[edit source]

13:51, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 2 August 2020[edit source]

Tech News: 2020-32[edit source]

15:42, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Technical Wishes: FileExporter and FileImporter become default features on all Wikis[edit source]

Max Klemm (WMDE) 09:13, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-33[edit source]

16:06, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-34[edit source]

20:40, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-35[edit source]

17:58, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[edit source]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:48, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2020[edit source]

Tech News: 2020-36[edit source]

20:07, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Growth team newsletter 14[edit source]

09:33, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-37[edit source]

15:59, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Invitation to participate in the conversation[edit source]

Tech News: 2020-38[edit source]

16:18, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-39[edit source]

21:25, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 September 2020[edit source]

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Tech News: 2020-40[edit source]

21:23, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest[edit source]

20:53, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-41[edit source]

16:24, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric[edit source]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language.

Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees starts two calls for feedback. One is about changes to the Bylaws mainly to increase the Board size from 10 to 16 members. The other one is about a trustee candidate rubric to introduce new, more effective ways to evaluate new Board candidates. The Board welcomes your comments through 26 October. For more details, check the full announcement.

Thank you! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:09, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-42[edit source]

15:23, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-43[edit source]

16:29, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[edit source]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:09, 21 October 2020 (UTC)