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Warning templates[edit source]

We do not have any warning templates here at Wikiversity yet. Why not import them? Lightbluerain (discusscontribs) 17:40, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Lightbluerain: I'm not sure which warnings you are looking for, but see Wikiversity:Import to add you request(s). Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:38, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
We do have a couple of templates in Category:User warning templates. --mikeu talk 21:40, 17 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Next steps on the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement guidelines[edit source]

Hey all - I have an update on the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) project.

A report is available on Meta-Wiki. about the 2022 March ratification vote on the UCoC Enforcement guidelines. Voters cast votes from at least 137 communities. At least 650 participants added comments with their vote. (See full announcement)

Following the vote, the Community Affairs committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees asked that several areas be reviewed for improvements. A Revision Drafting Committee will refine the enforcement guidelines based on community feedback.

To help the Revisions committee, input from the community is requested. Visit the Meta-wiki pages (Enforcement Guidelines revision discussions, Policy text revision discussions) to provide thoughts for the new drafting committee. (See full announcement)

Let me know if you have any questions about these next steps. Xeno (WMF) (discusscontribs) 02:23, 2 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Chris Tolworthy[edit source]

A blogger by the name of Chris Tolworthy has written a lot of essays about the Bible and other subjects. Personally, I think that while some of these essays are pretty much just drivel, others might be worth including on Wikiversity. However, I don't know what kind of license Tolworthy uses on his work- the main page just says, "If you find these pages useful please share and copy them." How that would be expressed in the form of a Creative Commons license, I'm not entirely sure. Also, if we did include Tolworthy's works, he has a Facebook account, which would satisfy criteria no. 3 on the Help:Essay page. What do you think?

--Lizardcreator (discusscontribs) 23:34, 15 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Lizardcreator You are welcome to link to these resources and create learning projects around them. You cannot copy them and host them at Wikiversity. Only Chris Tolworthy can do that. Any resource that doesn't explicitly include a Creative Commons or other open license isn't licensed for sharing on Wikiversity. Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:57, 16 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Desktop Improvements update[edit source]

Making this the new default

Hello. I wanted to give you an update about the Desktop Improvements project, which the Wikimedia Foundation Web team has been working on for the past few years. Our work is almost finished! 🎉

We would love to see these improvements become the default for readers and editors across all wikis. In the coming weeks, we will begin conversations on more wikis, including yours. 🗓️ We will gladly read your suggestions!

The goals of the project are to make the interface more welcoming and comfortable for readers and useful for advanced users. The project consists of a series of feature improvements which make it easier to read and learn, navigate within the page, search, switch between languages, use article tabs and the user menu, and more. The improvements are already visible by default for readers and editors on more than 30 wikis, including Wikipedias in French, Portuguese, and Persian.

The changes apply to the Vector skin only, although it will always be possible to revert to the previous version on an individual basis. Monobook or Timeless users will not notice any changes.

The newest features
  • Table of contents - our version is easier to reach, gain context of the page, and navigate throughout the page without needing to scroll. It is currently tested across our pilot wikis. It is also available for editors who have opted into the Vector 2022 skin.
  • Page tools - now, there are two types of links in the sidebar. There are actions and tools for individual pages (like Related changes) and links of the wiki-wide nature (like Recent changes). We are going to separate these into two intuitive menus.
How to enable/disable the improvements
  • It is possible to opt-in individually in the appearance tab within the preferences by selecting "Vector (2022)". Also, it is possible to opt-in on all wikis using the global preferences.
  • On wikis where the changes are visible by default for all, logged-in users can always opt-out to the Legacy Vector. There is an easily accessible link in the sidebar of the new Vector.
Learn more and join our events

If you would like to follow the progress of our project, you can subscribe to our newsletter. You can read the pages of the project, check our FAQ, write on the project talk page, and join an online meeting with us.

Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 16:59, 21 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

TemplateScripts = Templates + JavaScript[edit source]

Hi! I'd like to propose enabling TemplateScripts on the English Wikiversity. It's not a MediaWiki extension, but a few lines of JavaScript added to MediaWiki:Common.js that basically allow to run JavaScript from templates, as long as the code is on the MediaWiki namespace and with the "TemplateScript-" prefix, which requires an authorized user and community consensus to get there.

The system is enabled on the Spanish Wikipedia where it's used for easy signing of polls and projects (see blue button here), for navigating excerpt trees (see box with tree icon here), for injecting interactive widgets on some articles (here and here) and more recently for creating interactive forms that inject content into other pages (see template here, soon to be used on admin boards).

My immediate goal on Wikiversity is to use it to develop a tool to make wikidebates more friendly. However I believe some of the existing scripts, particularly the ones for creating forms and signing pages, can be very useful on Wikiversity overall, as well as in some specific projects like Automata theory and Conway's Game of Life. So what do you think? Sophivorus (talk) 21:12, 29 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Results of Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 is out![edit source]

Please help translate to your language

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Hi, Greetings

The winners for Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 is announced!

We are happy to share with you winning images for this year's edition. This year saw over 8,584 images represented on commons in over 92 countries. Kindly see images here

Our profound gratitude to all the people who participated and organized local contests and photo walks for this project.

We hope to have you contribute to the campaign next year.

Thank you,

Wiki Loves Folklore International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (discusscontribs) 16:12, 4 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]