- এই পৃষ্ঠাটি বাংলা উইকিবইয়ের সাধারণ বিষয় সংক্রান্ত আলোচনার জন্য নিবেদিত পাতা। এখানে বাংলা উইকিবই সংক্রান্ত বিষয়ে যেকোনো প্রসঙ্গ তুলে ধরতে পারেন।
- কোন বিষয়ে প্রশাসকদের দৃষ্টিআকর্ষণের প্রয়োজন হলে অনুগ্রহ করে প্রশাসকদের আলোচনাসভায় বার্তা রাখুন।
- পুরনো কোন বিষয়ে মন্তব্য করতে চাইলে সংশ্লিষ্ট অনুচ্ছেদের শেষে আপনার মন্তব্য যোগ করুন। পুরনো আলোচনার জন্য সংগ্রহশালা দেখুন।
- আপনার নিজের নিরাপত্তার জন্যই, অনুগ্রহপূর্বক আপনার ই-মেইল ঠিকানা বা যোগাযোগের জন্য অন্য কোনো তথ্য এখানে দেবেন না।
- অভিজ্ঞরা অনুগ্রহ করে পাতাটির ক্যাশে পরিষ্কার রাখুন। অপ্রয়োজনীয় ও পুরোনো আলোচনা অনুগ্রহ করে সংগ্রহশালা পাতায় সংগ্রহ করে এই পাতাটির চলমান আলোচনাসমূহ নির্ঝঞ্ঝাট রাখুন।
Project Grant Open Call[সম্পাদনা]
This is the announcement for the Project Grants program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021.
This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.
For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:
Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us if you would like feedback or more information.
We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021!
Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrantsটেমপ্লেট:Atwikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ০৮:০০, ২৮ জানুয়ারি ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)
[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming bots workshops: Understanding community needs[সম্পাদনা]
Greetings, as you may be aware that as part of Small wiki toolkits - South Asia, we conduct a workshop every month on technical topics to help small wikis. In February, we are planning on organizing a workshop on the topic of bots. Bots are automated tools that carry out repetitive, tedious and mundane tasks. To help us structure the workshop, we would like understand the needs of the community in this regard. Please let us know any of
- a) repetitive/mundane tasks that you generally do, especially for maintenance
- b) tasks you think can be automated on your wiki.
Please let us your inputs on workshops talk page, before 7 February 2021. You can also let me know your inputs by emailing me or pinging me here in this section. Please note that you do not need to have any programming knowledge for this workshop or to give input. Regards, KCVelaga ১৩:৪৫, ২৮ জানুয়ারি ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)
(sorry for posting in English)
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. Below you will find the problem statement and various ideas from the Board to address it. We are offering multiple channels for questions and feedback. With the help of a team of community facilitators, we are organizing multiple conversations with multiple groups in multiple languages.
During this call for feedback we publish weekly reports and we draft the final report that will be delivered to the Board. With the help of this report, the Board will approve the next steps to organize the selection of six community seats in the upcoming months. Three of these seats are due for renewal and three are new, recently approved.
Participate in this call for feedback and help us form a more diverse and better performing Board of Trustees!
Problems: While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. This problem was identified in the Board’s 2019 governance review, along with recommendations for how to address it.
To solve the problem of capacity, we have agreed to increase the Board size to a maximum of 16 trustees (it was 10). Regarding performance and diversity, we have approved criteria to evaluate new Board candidates. What is missing is a process to promote community candidates that represent the diversity of our movement and have the skills and experience to perform well on the Board of a complex global organization.
Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. Meanwhile, our movement has grown larger and more complex, our technical and strategic needs have increased, and we have new and more difficult policy challenges around the globe. As well, our Movement Strategy recommendations urge us to increase our diversity and promote perspectives from other regions and other social backgrounds.
In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. What process can we all design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?
Ideas: The Board has discussed several ideas to overcome the problems mentioned above. Some of these ideas could be taken and combined, and some discarded. Other ideas coming from the call for feedback could be considered as well. The ideas are:
- Ranked voting system. Complete the move to a single transferable vote system, already used to appoint affiliate-selected seats, which is designed to best capture voters’ preferences.
- Quotas. Explore the possibility of introducing quotas to ensure certain types of diversity in the Board (details about these quotas to be discussed in this call for feedback).
- Call for types of skills and experiences. When the Board makes a new call for candidates, they would specify types of skills and experiences especially sought.
- Vetting of candidates. Potential candidates would be assessed using the Trustee Evaluation Form and would be confirmed or not as eligible candidates.
- Board-delegated selection committee. The community would nominate candidates that this committee would assess and rank using the Trustee Evaluation Form. This committee would have community elected members and Board appointed members.
- Community-elected selection committee. The community would directly elect the committee members. The committee would assess and rank candidates using the Trustee Evaluation Form.
- Election of confirmed candidates. The community would vote for community nominated candidates that have been assessed and ranked using the Trustee Evaluation Form. The Board would appoint the most voted candidates.
- Direct appointment of confirmed candidates. After the selection committee produces a ranked list of community nominated candidates, the Board would appoint the top-ranked candidates directly.
Call for feedback: The call for feedback runs from February 1 until the end of March 14. We are looking for a broad representation of opinions. We are interested in the reasoning and the feelings behind your opinions. In a conversation like this one, details are important. We want to support good conversations where everyone can share and learn from others. We want to hear from those who understand Wikimedia governance well and are already active in movement conversations. We also want to hear from people who do not usually contribute to discussions. Especially those who are active in their own roles, topics, languages or regions, but usually not in, say, a call for feedback on Meta.
You can participate by joining the Telegram chat group, and giving feedback on any of the talk pages on Meta-Wiki. We are welcoming the organisation of conversations in any language and in any channel. If you want us to organize a conversation or a meeting for your wiki project or your affiliate, please write to me. I will also reach out to communities and affiliates to soon have focused group discussions.
An office hour is also happening tomorrow at 12 pm (UTC) to discuss this topic. Access link will be available 15 minutes before the scheduled time (please watch the office hour page for the link, and I will also share on mailing lists). In case you are not able to make it, please don't worry, there will be more discussions and meetings in the next few weeks.
Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) ১৬:৩০, ১ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)
Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back![সম্পাদনা]
দয়া করে আপনার ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে সাহায্য করুন
You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 28th of February.
You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting them in this commons contest.
Please support us in translating the project page and a banner message to help us spread the word in your native language.
Wiki loves Folklore International Team
MediaWiki message delivery (আলাপ) ১৩:২৫, ৬ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)
[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 February[সম্পাদনা]
As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we are happy to announce the second workshop of this year. The workshop will be on "bots", and we will be learning how to perform tasks on wiki by running automated scripts, about Pywikibot and how it can be used to help with repetitive processes and editing, and the Pywikibot community, learning resources and community venues. Please note that you do not need any technical experience to attend the workshop, only some experience contributing to Wikimedia projects is enough.
Details of the workshop are as follows:
Please sign-up on the registration page at https://w.wiki/yYg.
Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.
Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, ১০:১১, ১৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)
উইকিফাংশনস লোগো প্রতিযোগিতা[সম্পাদনা]
হ্যালো। নতুন উইকিফাংশনস উইকির লোগোর জন্য একটি নকশা চয়ন করতে, অনুগ্রহ করে সহায়তা করুন। ভোটগ্রহণ আজ থেকে শুরু হচ্ছে এবং তা ২ সপ্তাহ ধরে চলবে। আপনি যদি অংশ নিতে চান, তবে অনুগ্রহ করে মেটা-উইকিতে যেয়ে আরও জানুন ও এখনই ভোট দিন। আপনাকে ধন্যবাদ! --Quiddity (WMF) ০১:৪৫, ২ মার্চ ২০২১ (ইউটিসি)