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Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core[edit]

Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.

There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.

Thank you,
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #3—2015[edit]

10:44, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

HTTPS[edit]

22:00, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

“Paid” contributions amendment: after a year[edit]

First of all, I do acknowledge that I’ve already tried to bring this issue up on English Wikibooks, English Wikiversity, Russian Wikibooks and Russian Wikiversity – mostly to no avail. (The sole exception being Russian Wikibooks, where we formally approved an alternative paid contribution disclosure policy, which is a more or less an exact translation of the one approved earlier at the Wikimedia Commons.)

My concern is that the paid contributions amendment, which was effected little over a year ago, made Wikiversity – all of them at once – an educational resource the students cannot edit.

Now, I have to admit that I’m only familiar with the higher education system currently established in Russia, and have little to no knowledge whatsoever of how these things work worldwide. In Russia, however, a significant fraction of the students enjoy government-funded higher education, with the criterion to retain (or acquire) such funding being, roughly, getting course credits and passing exams. Moreover, depending on the grades, such students are also paid scholarships.

Thus, if a J. Random Student from Russia contributes to Wikiversity, it’s not unlikely that he or she does this to either retain or acquire government funding for the education, or get a scholarship, and thus must disclose his or her affiliation [school] with respect to his or her contributions – per wmf:Terms of Use.

While we at Russian Wikibooks opted to not require such disclosures, we are occasionally getting them anyway. For instance, in b:ru:Special:Diff/118695, the user has disclosed that her intent with her contribution (which was since deleted as not fitting the purpose of Russian Wikibooks) was “to get a course credit.”

My questions are as follows.

  1. Is it really deemed necessary for the students to disclose their affiliation (school) in the cases like this? If not, what alternative paid contribution disclosure policies could be considered to allow for better privacy of the students contributing to Wikiversities?
  2. What is the experience with the application of the current disclosure policy at Wikiversities (and other WMF projects)? How often are the required disclosures made? how often the respective edits are found “biased”, or otherwise “undesired”? how often are they used to make community decisions?
  3. Finally, how often such contributions go undisclosed (with the contributors found to be violating the ToU)?

Hope to learn of your opinion, and thanks in advance.

Ivan Shmakov (dc) 19:17, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images[edit]

The thumbnail of this gif is of really bad quality.
How a PNG thumb of this GIF would look like

There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)

This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:08, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

What does a Healthy Community look like to you?[edit]

Community Health Cover art News portal.png

Hi,
The Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new learning campaign. The WMF wants to record community impressions about what makes a healthy online community. Share your views and/or create a drawing and take a chance to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Join the WMF as we begin a conversation about Community Health. Contribute a drawing or answer the questions on the campaign's page.

Why get involved?[edit]

The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn?
Share your views on this matter that affects us all!
We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.

More information[edit]


Happy editing!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:42, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #4—2015[edit]

Elitre (WMF), 02:40, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[edit]

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants, to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project. Ways to participate:

Feedback is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), m:Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT (WMF) through MediaWiki message delivery. 00:18, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site[edit]

Hi all,

We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.

Visit the public policy portal: https://policy.wikimedia.org/

Please help translate the statements on Meta Wiki. You can read more on the Wikimedia blog.

Thanks,

Yana and Stephen (Talk) 18:12, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

(Sent with the Global message delivery system)

Open call for Individual Engagement Grants[edit]

My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals until September 29th to fund new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental ideas that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), Individual Engagement Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

Thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 20:52, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) through MediaWiki message delivery.

Requests to sysops[edit]

Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals![edit]

(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)

There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 21:01, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Reimagining WMF grants report[edit]

(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)

Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 16:56, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #5—2015[edit]

Elitre (WMF), 18:18, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey[edit]

Community Tech Team via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:58, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed[edit]

Hello! Wikimania 2016 scholarships will soon be open; by the end of the week we'll form the committee and we need your help, see Scholarship committee for details.

If you want to carefully review nearly a thousand applications in January, you might be a perfect committee member. Otherwise, you can volunteer as "ambassador": you will observe all the committee activities, ensure that people from your language or project manage to apply for a scholarship, translate scholarship applications written in your language to English and so on. Ambassadors are allowed to ask for a scholarship, unlike committee members.

Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 10:47, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Harassment consultation[edit]

Please help translate to your language

The Community Advocacy team the Wikimedia Foundation has opened a consultation on the topic of harassment on Meta. The consultation period is intended to run for one month from today, November 16, and end on December 17. Please share your thoughts there on harassment-related issues facing our communities and potential solutions. (Note: this consultation is not intended to evaluate specific cases of harassment, but rather to discuss the problem of harassment itself.)

Regards, Community Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign[edit]

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign

This is a message regarding the proposed 2015 Free Bassel banner. Translations are available.

Hi everyone,

This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.

As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.

We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.

Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.

(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)

Thank you for your participation!

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Community Wishlist Survey[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:38, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #6—2015[edit]

Elitre (WMF), 00:06, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia Year of Science[edit]

The Wiki Education Foundation is planning a Wikimedia-wide Year of Science 2016. We are just beginning to brain storm ideas for a similar effort at en-wv. Visit v:Wikiversity:Year of Science 2016 if you are interested in participating.

For more information see:

Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to collaborate on this project in other languages. --mikeu talk 20:50, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

I've created Wikiversity:Year of Science 2016 to coordinate multilingual activity. --mikeu talk 17:18, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikimania 2016 Scholarships - Deadline soon![edit]

Please help translate to your language

A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by January 9th. To apply, visit the page below:

Patrick Earley (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:49, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Proposals for closing projects/Move Beta Wikiversity to Incubator[edit]

Re: meta:Proposals for closing projects/Move Beta Wikiversity to Incubator Please see the most recent edit [1] with a summary of "Move for closure." --mikeu talk 16:23, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

2016 WMF Strategy consultation[edit]

Please help translate to your language

Hello, all.

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has launched a consultation to help create and prioritize WMF strategy beginning July 2016 and for the 12 to 24 months thereafter. This consultation will be open, on Meta, from 18 January to 26 February, after which the Foundation will also use these ideas to help inform its Annual Plan. (More on our timeline can be found on that Meta page.)

Your input is welcome (and greatly desired) at the Meta discussion, 2016 Strategy/Community consultation.

Apologies for English, where this is posted on a non-English project. We thought it was more important to get the consultation translated as much as possible, and good headway has been made there in some languages. There is still much to do, however! We created m:2016 Strategy/Translations to try to help coordinate what needs translation and what progress is being made. :)

If you have questions, please reach out to me on my talk page or on the strategy consultation's talk page or by email to mdennis@wikimedia.org.

I hope you'll join us! Maggie Dennis via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:06, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikiversity_Simple_English[edit]

Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Simple English has just started. It might be of interest to the community here. Please participate in the discussion. --mikeu talk 20:57, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

language links via Wikidata are coming[edit]

Wikidata support is here![edit]

Data visualizations and maps on Beta Wikiversity[edit]

There's a lot of development going on towards making it easy for editors to create and edit data visualizations and maps, which can be used directly on Wikimedia projects. A certain amount of centralization is helpful for this, so the plan seems to be to store these resources on one wiki, probably in a dedicated namespace. Which wiki will be responsible for them is still an open question; previous suggestions include Meta, Commons, Wikidata, and a dedicated new wiki. However, I feel like data visualizations and maps (as well as other similar resources in the same vein), as learning resources that serve a helpful educational purpose on Wikimedia projects and elsewhere, would fit very well here on Wikiversity.

Thoughts on this? Would this kind of content be welcome here on Wikiversity? --Yair rand (talk) 16:50, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

See also How to deal with open datasets RFC. --Yurik (talk) 17:20, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
This is an exciting development and one of my original motivations for joining Wikiversity when it first formed. I've opened a learning project space at EN.Wikiversity and across several other wikis outside of the Wikimedia sphere to focus a team on this map of this event which will require pulling together a huge amount of people and data. I think that the centralization aspect is fairly well covered in the RFC above. A live example would set an important precedent for whomever has the energy and focus to fully demonstrate the capability in a 'real life' use case. I'm hoping that this project will help catapult v: into its designated purpose. --CQ (talk) 18:38, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #1—2016[edit]

Elitre (WMF), 19:21, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

poll until March 31: Proposals for closing projects/Move Beta Wikiversity to Incubator[edit]

"This poll is timeboxed and will be open until March 31 and the option will be selected by simple mayority."
Please read What to do with this proposal?, and VOTE. Thank you! ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 14:02, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Install Extension:Simple Forms[edit]

Saluton! I would need a solution which enable to use HTML <select> elements for the course Internaciigo de komputilaj programoj/Pli alt-nivelaj problemoj. Could an admin do that for me? --Psychoslave (talk) 14:49, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

To install an extension, Phabricator need a vote of the community. You nned to lauch the vote by the explain of the needing extension in betawikiversity. But you need to know that betawikiversity is an incubator, so it will be prefered to activate your wikiversity to as what the community want. Crochet.david (talk) 19:41, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[edit]

IEG barnstar 2.png

Please help translate to your language:

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:47, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Server switch 2016[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation will be testing its newest data center in Dallas. This will make sure Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia wikis can stay online even after a disaster. To make sure everything is working, the Wikimedia Technology department needs to conduct a planned test. This test will show whether they can reliably switch from one data center to the other. It requires many teams to prepare for the test and to be available to fix any unexpected problems.

They will switch all traffic to the new data center on Tuesday, 19 April.
On Thursday, 21 April, they will switch back to the primary data center.

Unfortunately, because of some limitations in MediaWiki, all editing must stop during those two switches. We apologize for this disruption, and we are working to minimize it in the future.

You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis for a short period of time.

  • You will not be able to edit for approximately 15 to 30 minutes on Tuesday, 19 April and Thursday, 21 April, starting at 14:00 UTC (15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST, 10:00 EDT, 07:00 PDT).

If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit. But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.

Other effects:

  • Background jobs will be slower and some may be dropped.

Red links might not be updated as quickly as normal. If you create an article that is already linked somewhere else, the link will stay red longer than usual. Some long-running scripts will have to be stopped.

  • There will be a code freeze for the week of 18 April.

No non-essential code deployments will take place.

This test was originally planned to take place on March 22. April 19th and 21st are the new dates. You can read the schedule at wikitech.wikimedia.org. They will post any changes on that schedule. There will be more notifications about this. Please share this information with your community. /User:Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:07, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata: access to the data is coming[edit]

Hi everyone :)

A while ago you received access to the interwiki links from Wikidata. Everything seems to be going well so I'd like to move on to the second stage. You will get access to the actual data in Wikidata like the date of birth of a person. You'll be able to make use of them in your templates via Lua or a new parser function (#property). We'll be enabling this on May 3rd. I hope this will open up great new possibilities for you and make your work easier. If you have questions please come to d:Wikidata:Project chat or d:Wikidata:Wikiversity.

Cheers Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) 09:35, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata: data access is here[edit]

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[edit]

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc. ) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Ciprian Dorin Craciun (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, Ajraddatz (müzakirə) 00:18, 24 may 2016 (UTC)

States of Wikiversities[edit]

Hi everyone! Who can update this page States of Wikiversities? --— Green Zero обг 16:49, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Usually, Crochet.david does this. Regards, --Vogone (talk) 00:21, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
I can't, it's not easy to do this manually. Crochet.david (talk) 15:19, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[edit]

Please help translate to your language

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.

From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages

The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk) 07:39, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[edit]

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 17:20, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

Open call for Project Grants[edit]

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Please help translate to your language:

Greetings! The Project Grants program is accepting proposals from July 1st to August 2nd to fund new tools, research, offline outreach (including editathon series, workshops, etc), online organizing (including contests), and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers.
Whether you need a small or large amount of funds, Project Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.
Also accepting candidates to join the Project Grants Committee through July 15.
With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:25, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Save/Publish[edit]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:03, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

RevisionSlider[edit]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:56, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Grants to improve your project[edit]

Please help translate to your language:

Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. There is just over a week left to submit before the October 11 deadline. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:10, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Creative Commons 4.0[edit]

Hello! I'm writing from the Wikimedia Foundation to invite you to give your feedback on a proposed move from CC BY-SA 3.0 to a CC BY-SA 4.0 license across all Wikimedia projects. The consultation will run from October 5 to November 8, and we hope to receive a wide range of viewpoints and opinions. Please, if you are interested, take part in the discussion on Meta-Wiki.

Apologies that this message is only in English. This message can be read and translated in more languages here. Joe Sutherland (talk) 01:34, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Install Extension:FormatNum[edit]

Hello, I like to use the Extension:FormatNum for in an Esperanto course. Would anyone with relevant rights be kind enough to do it, or otherwise please tell me the step I should follow to install it. --Psychoslave (talk) 12:30, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

What is wrong with {{formatnum}} ? Crochet.david (talk) 17:48, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
It looks like there's no {{formatnum}} template here, and the built in call {{#formatnum: 2300.123|2|,|_}} doesn't work ever. --Psychoslave (talk)
be careful {{formatnum}} is not a template, it's a magic word as {{!}}. so {{formatnum: 2300.123|2|,|_}} are rendering as 2,300.123 Crochet.david (talk) 12:45, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Ok, then it's just my memory which was wrong, I thought the magic word should begin with a #. Dankon! --Psychoslave (talk)
It seems that the magic word formatnum only format according to the locale of the wiki instance. There's no documented way to change the behaviour with parameters. That is <span lang="fr">{{formatnum:123456.789}}</span> and <span lang="en">{{formatnum:123456.789}}</span> both render as 123,456.789, and no parameter to change the format is provided. So actually, the extension would be indeed useful here. An other solution would be to have a dedicated project for each language, with a proper locale configuration. What are the rational for not splitting beta.wikiversity.org into dedicated incubators? --Psychoslave (talk) 11:52, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Thus said, the formatnum magic word should be sensitive of contextual locale provided through the html lang paramater anyway. --Psychoslave (talk) 11:59, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Any further comment Crochet.david (Talk | Email | Contribs | SulUtil)? --Psychoslave (talk) 18:26, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #3—2016[edit]

17:50, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Install Extension:Translate[edit]

Hi, please let me know the detailed steps to have Extension:Translate installed on this Wiki, if a vote must happen, where and how should I launch it? --Psychoslave (talk) 20:38, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Password reset[edit]

I apologise that this message is in English. ⧼Centralnotice-shared-help-translate⧽

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.

Select strong passwords – eight or more characters long, and containing letters, numbers, and punctuation. Joe Sutherland (talk) / MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:59, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Adding to the above section (Password reset)[edit]

Please accept my apologies - that first line should read "Help with translations!". Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) / MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:11, 14 November 2016 (UTC)