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Welcome to the Swedish equivalent of the Village Pump, section for mass messages. Feel free to post messages in English.

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WikiScienceCompetition 2017[redigera | redigera wikitext]

Hi! Wiki Science Competition has started, yesterday a banner appeared on enwiki in USA making it officially "global", as far as I know (too many information to handle). Sitenotices have appeared for sure in Spain, Austria, Russian Federation and Ukraine, and Italy will be join very soon with a massive national campaign.

As a member of the academic committee I did my best to reduce the gap between countries both in the composition of the juries and now in the outreach. I did inform many platforms (enwiki, eswiki, frwiki) during the preparation of the event, now I am informing all national institutions, associations and federations of science and technology I can contact, especially those located in countries without national juries (so, also in Sweden and Finland) and I am posting notes on LinkedIn groups everyday... and so on and so on. That's why I am here.

We are preparing banners for many countries (I can write something short in Swedish, you can see it) but on meta they say it is not wise to use them, so there is a banner there if you want to use it on svwiki directly for few days. In the end you are very "centered" wiki, and the banner is not country-specific in your case. Plus, one of the organizer is actually paid by a Swedish university, and one of the juror works there, that's why I naively tough of you before other countries.

Otherwise, if you have social media and you want to inform your friends and colleagues, the twitter hashtags are #WSC2017, #WikiScience2017, #WikiScience and here you can find a list of images from 2015 as an example. Next time I'll visit my family in Sweden I will offer you a coffee.

Thank you in advance and whatever you do (join, inform, ignore) have fun!--Alexmar983 (diskussion) 3 november 2017 kl. 15.14 (CET)

Någon som kortfattat kan förklara vad detta handlar om? /NH 3 november 2017 kl. 21.51 (CET) --Larske (diskussion) 3 november 2017 kl. 22.05 (CET)
I left my message in English because I did the same last year at the village pump. The request is: it would be nice to have a sitenotice to inform sv-N people about WSC. We prepared an international competition with an international jury but despite that it seems that we can't get access easily to inform everyone. They treat us like WLM, which is not totally correct, because the academia is a much more integrated network. So now this category and this category are empty after 5 days. Young researchers cannot access a competition where they could win a prize. And I am sending tons of emails everywhere to compensate an "unnatural" unbalance. Cui prodest? Nobody. So we can get few days of banner? I can find some alternative way to enter countries like Switzerland or Germany and reach people but it will takes weeks before Scandinavia start to be integrated. If I don't get any banner, and the emails don't work... than I think I will write to national newspapers, I don't know. I have to try them all, it is a little bit my responsability. My family is kinda half Swedish, I am therefore quite sorry really about this situation.--Alexmar983 (diskussion) 5 november 2017 kl. 09.34 (CET)
Messages in English are welcome, as per the top of the page (and the top of Wikipedia:Bybrunnen). As for the banner, we already have the "Asian Month" scheduled for november, and banners should be kept at a sensible minimum. For other editors I can point out there is a discussion at the metawiki: meta:CentralNotice/Request#Wiki Science Competition 2017 (November 1-30). There is also a calendar for upcoming banners: meta:CentralNotice/Calendar. /NH 7 november 2017 kl. 11.12 (CET)
The meta link is also in my first message, right? In any case, while for Asian countries is ok to have banner after November (because they close on the 15th of December), most of Europe is supposed to be ready by the 30th of November. Considering that after one or two week almost everyone would have seen the Asian banner except a limited amount of newcommers, replacing the established message for few days will probably not affect its visibility.
BTW, our competition was supposed to be in November-December since 2015, we didn't arrive last minute. We were informed about the Asian month quite late, maybe chapters involved in both should have paid more attention. it's just that while the Asian month is not relevant on many wikis, we are potentially related to all the wikis, so it takes much more time to reach all of them. Statistically, certain areas come later. We don't expect all countries to be the same level in the end, we just want to avoid some countries remain at zero. And to avoid that if we don't get few days of banner we can only send dozens of mail to the academia, try to start some effect on social media, or contact the media. I am not a fan of the banner, I always assumed we could have get for few days, enough to start to inform motivated and competent users.--Alexmar983 (diskussion) 8 november 2017 kl. 01.46 (CET)

NH the Asian month has finished, the upload from Sweden showed low quality, we postponed the final date of two week and now WSC2017 ends on December, the 15th. The banner is still ready at the link on commons, can we put it now? Just enough days to have at least a national finalist.--Alexmar983 (diskussion) 3 december 2017 kl. 12.57 (CET)

Call for Wikimania 2018 Scholarships[redigera | redigera wikitext]

− − Hi all,

− − We wanted to inform you that scholarship applications for Wikimania 2018 which is being held in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18–22, 2018 are now being accepted. Applications are open until Monday, 22 January 2018 23:59 UTC.

− − Applicants will be able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared accommodation, and conference registration fees as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation. A partial scholarship will cover conference registration fees and shared accommodation. Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, who will determine which applications are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2018 scholarships, please visit: wm2018:Scholarships.

− − To apply for a scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on:

− − It is highly recommended that applicants review all the material on the Scholarships page and the associated FAQ before submitting an application. If you have any questions, please contact: wikimania-scholarships at or leave a message at: wm2018:Talk:Scholarships. Please help us spread the word and translate pages!

− − Best regards, David Richfield and Martin Rulsch for the Scholarship Committee 20 december 2017 kl. 20.24 (CET)

User group for Military Historians[redigera | redigera wikitext]


"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

MediaWiki message delivery (diskussion) 21 december 2017 kl. 11.46 (CET)