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Community Wishlist Survey 2023 opens in January[ਸੋਧੋ]

ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਦਦ ਕਰੋ

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The Community Wishlist Survey (CWS) 2023, which lets contributors propose and vote for tools and improvements, starts next month on Monday, 23 January 2023, at 18:00 UTC and will continue annually.

We are inviting you to share your ideas for technical improvements to our tools and platforms. Long experience in editing or technical skills is not required. If you have ever used our software and thought of an idea to improve it, this is the place to come share those ideas!

The dates for the phases of the Survey will be as follows:

  • Phase 1: Submit, discuss, and revise proposals – Monday, Jan 23, 2023 to Sunday, Feb 6, 2023
  • Phase 2: WMF/Community Tech reviews and organizes proposals – Monday, Jan 30, 2023 to Friday, Feb 10, 2023
  • Phase 3: Vote on proposals – Friday, Feb 10, 2023 to Friday, Feb 24, 2023
  • Phase 4: Results posted – Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023

If you want to start writing out your ideas ahead of the Survey, you can start thinking about your proposals and draft them in the CWS sandbox.

We are grateful to all who participated last year. See you in January 2023!

ਧੰਨਵਾਦ! Community Tech, STei (WMF) 16:44, 15 ਦਸੰਬਰ 2022 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Upcoming vote on the revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct[ਸੋਧੋ]

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Hello all,

In mid-January 2023, the Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct will undergo a second community-wide ratification vote. This follows the March 2022 vote, which resulted in a majority of voters supporting the Enforcement Guidelines. During the vote, participants helped highlight important community concerns. The Board’s Community Affairs Committee requested that these areas of concern be reviewed.

The volunteer-led Revisions Committee worked hard reviewing community input and making changes. They updated areas of concern, such as training and affirmation requirements, privacy and transparency in the process, and readability and translatability of the document itself.

The revised Enforcement Guidelines can be viewed here, and a comparison of changes can be found here.

How to vote?

Beginning January 17, 2023, voting will be open. This page on Meta-wiki outlines information on how to vote using SecurePoll.

Who can vote?

The eligibility requirements for this vote are the same as for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees elections. See the voter information page for more details about voter eligibility. If you are an eligible voter, you can use your Wikimedia account to access the voting server.

What happens after the vote?

Votes will be scrutinized by an independent group of volunteers, and the results will be published on Wikimedia-l, the Movement Strategy Forum, Diff and on Meta-wiki. Voters will again be able to vote and share concerns they have about the guidelines. The Board of Trustees will look at the levels of support and concerns raised as they look at how the Enforcement Guidelines should be ratified or developed further.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 10:33, 8 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Voting Opens on the Revised Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement Guidelines[ਸੋਧੋ]

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Hello all,

The voting period for the revised Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines is now open! Voting will remain open for two weeks and will close at 23:59 UTC on January 31, 2023. Please visit the voter information page for voter eligibility information and details on how to vote.

For more details on the Enforcement Guidelines and the voting process, see our previous message.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 12:18, 17 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Global ban for PlanespotterA320/RespectCE[ਸੋਧੋ]

Per the Global bans policy, I'm informing the project of this request for comment: m:Requests for comment/Global ban for PlanespotterA320 (2) about banning a member from your community. Thank you.--Lemonaka (talk) 21:40, 6 February 2023 (UTC)

Community feedback-cycle about updating the Wikimedia Terms of Use starts[ਸੋਧੋ]

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Hello community members,

Wikimedia Foundation Legal Department is organizing a feedback-cycle with community members to discuss updating the Wikimedia Terms of Use.

The Terms of Use (ToU) are the legal terms that govern the use of websites hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. We will be gathering your feedback on a draft proposal from February through April. The draft will be translated into several languages, with written feedback accepted in any language.

This update comes in response to several things:

  • Implementing the Universal Code of Conduct.
  • Updating project text to the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license.
  • Proposal for better addressing undisclosed paid editing.
  • Bringing the Terms of Use in line with current and recently passed laws affecting the Wikimedia Foundation, including the European Digital Services Act

As part of the feedback cycle two office hours will be held: the first on 2 March and the second on 4 April.

For further information, please consult:

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team,

CSinha (WMF) (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 08:16, 22 ਫ਼ਰਵਰੀ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Your wiki will be in read only soon[ਸੋਧੋ]

Trizek (WMF) (ਚਰਚਾ) 21:20, 27 ਫ਼ਰਵਰੀ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Wikimania 2023 Welcoming Program Submissions[ਸੋਧੋ]

Do you want to host an in-person or virtual session at Wikimania 2023? Maybe a hands-on workshop, a lively discussion, a fun performance, a catchy poster, or a memorable lightning talk? Submissions are open until March 28. The event will have dedicated hybrid blocks, so virtual submissions and pre-recorded content are also welcome. If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming conversation on March 12 or 19, or reach out by email at or on Telegram. More information on-wiki.

Seeking volunteers for the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct process[ਸੋਧੋ]


As follow-up to the message about the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines by Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Shani Evenstein Sigalov, I am reaching out about the next steps. I want to bring your attention to the next stage of the Universal Code of Conduct process, which is forming a building committee for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). I invite community members with experience and deep interest in community health and governance to nominate themselves to be part of the U4C building committee, which needs people who are:

  • Community members in good standing
  • Knowledgeable about movement community processes, such as, but not limited to, policy drafting, participatory decision making, and application of existing rules and policies on Wikimedia projects
  • Aware and appreciative of the diversity of the movement, such as, but not limited to, languages spoken, identity, geography, and project type
  • Committed to participate for the entire U4C Building Committee period from mid-May - December 2023
  • Comfortable with engaging in difficult, but productive conversations
  • Confidently able to communicate in English

The Building Committee shall consist of volunteer community members, affiliate board or staff, and Wikimedia Foundation staff.

The Universal Code of Conduct has been a process strengthened by the skills and knowledge of the community and I look forward to what the U4C Building Committee creates. If you are interested in joining the Building Committee, please either sign up on the Meta-Wiki page, or contact ucocproject(_AT_) by May 12, 2023. Read more on Meta-Wiki.

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) 19:00, 26 ਅਪਰੈਲ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Selection of the U4C Building Committee[ਸੋਧੋ]

The next stage in the Universal Code of Conduct process is establishing a Building Committee to create the charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). The Building Committee has been selected. Read about the members and the work ahead on Meta-wiki.

-- UCoC Project Team, 04:20, 27 ਮਈ 2023 (UTC)

ਵਿਕੀਬੁਕਸ ਦਾ ਲੋਗੋ ਅਤੇ ਨਾਮ ਬਦਲਣ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ[ਸੋਧੋ]

ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਜੀ, ਮੈਂ ਵਿਕੀਬੁਕਸ ਪ੍ਰੋਜੈਕਟ ਦਾ ਲੋਗੋ ਅਤੇ ਨਾਮ ਬਦਲਣ ਲਈ ਚਰਚਾ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕਰ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ। ਜਿਵੇਂ ਕਿ ਇਸਦਾ ਮੌਜੂਦਾ ਲੋਗੋ ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਇਸਦਾ ਨਾਮ ਵੀ ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਦਾ ਹੈ। ਮੇਰੇ ਖਿਆਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਸਨੂੰ ਵਿਕੀਕਿਤਾਬ ਹੋਣਾ ਸਹੀ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। ਮੈਂ ਪੂਰੇ ਭਾਈਚਾਰੇ ਨੂੰ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ ਕਿ ਆਪਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਰੱਖਕੇ ਇੱਕ ਸਾਂਝੀ ਸਲਾਹ ਬਣਾਉਣੀ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ। ਧੰਨਵਾਦ। KuldeepBurjBhalaike (Talk) 08:00, 7 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]


  1. ਵਿਕੀਕਿਤਾਬ ਨਾਲੋਂ ਵਿਕੀਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਹੋਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਵਧੀਆ ਰਹੇਗਾ।
  2. ਬਹੁਤ ਸ਼ੁਕਰੀਆ ਕੁਲਦੀਪ ਜੀ, ਇਸ ਅਹਿਮ ਚੀਜ਼ ਨੂੰ ਧਿਆਨ ਨਾਲ ਦੇਖਣ ਲਈ ਅਤੇ ਇਸ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ ਚਰਚਾ ਚਲਾਉਣ ਲਈ। ਇਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਲੋਗੋ ਇੰਗਲਿੰਸ਼ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ, ਜੋ ਕਿ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ। ਉਪਰ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਦਾ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨ ਚਾਹੇ ਇਹੀ ਰਹਿ ਜਾਵੇ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਇਹ ਅੰਤਰਰਾਸ਼ਟਰੀ ਮਾਨਤਾ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨ ਹੈ। ਸਾਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਇਵੇਂ ਹੀ ਰੱਖਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ। ਵਿਕੀਬੁਕਸ ਦੀ ਬਜਾਏ ਵਿਕੀਕਿਤਾਬ ਠੀਕ ਹੈ। ਹਿੰਦੀ ਵਿਕੀਪੁਸਤਕ ਹੈ। ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਹੇਠਾਂ मुक्त विश्व हेतु मुक्त पुस्तक ਲਿਖਿਆ ਹੈ। ਕਈ ਹੋਰਾਂ ਭਾਸ਼ਾਵਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੀ ਇਹੀ ਗੱਲ ਲਿਖੀ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਸੁਤੰਤਰ, ਬੰਧਨਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਮੁਕਤ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਹੈ। ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਰਕਾਰ, ਪੈਸੇ, ਵਿਚਾਰਧਾਰਾ, ਇਲਾਕੇ, ਦੇਸ਼, ਸੰਸਾਧਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਬੰਧਨ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹਨ। ਸਾਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਲਾਈਨ ਦਾ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਕੇ ਛਾਪਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਪ੍ਰੋਜੈਕਟ ਦਾ ਉਦੇਸ਼ ਸਪਸ਼ਟ ਨਜ਼ਰ ਆਵੇ। ਅਗਲੀ ਗੱਲ ਇਸ ਵਿਸ਼ੇ ਤੋਂ ਹਟ ਕੇ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਪ੍ਰੋਜੈਕਟ ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀਆਂ, ਅਧਿਆਪਕਾਂ ਦਾ ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਸ਼ੌਕ ਹੀ ਨਹੀਂ, ਲੋੜ ਵੀ ਪੂਰੀ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਉੱਤੇ ਵੱਧ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਸੰਪਾਦਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਦੇਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਉੱਤੇ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਨਾ ਹੋਰਾਂ ਪ੍ਰੋਜੈਕਟਾਂ ਦੇ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਕਾਫੀ ਆਸਾਨ ਵੀ ਹੈ। Mulkh Singh (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 10:49, 10 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]
  3. ਨਾਮ ਵਿਕੀਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਕਰਨ ਠੀਕ ਰਹੇਗਾ, ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਵਿਕੀ ਉੱਤੇ ਵੀ ਇਹੀ ਲੋਗੋ ਹੈ ਇਸਲਈ ਲੋਗੋ ਇਹੀ ਠੀਕ ਹੈ - Jagseer S Sidhu (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 07:43, 14 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]
    ਲੋਗੋ ਦਾ ਆਈਕਨ ਤਾਂ ਸਹੀ ਹੈ ਬਾਈ ਪਰ ਲੋਗੋ ਵਿੱਚ Wikibooks ਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਲਿਖਣਾ ਹੀ ਸਹੀ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ। KuldeepBurjBhalaike (Talk) 04:54, 15 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

To install Quiz extension[ਸੋਧੋ]

ਵਿਕੀਬੁਕਸ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਨੂੰ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਨਾਲ ਸਿੱਖੀ ਹੋਈ ਚੀਜ਼ ਦਾ ਅਭਿਆਸ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਮੌਕਾ ਵੀ ਮਿਲ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ, ਇਹ ਅਭਿਆਸ Quiz extension ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਨਾਲ ਬਹੁਤ ਆਸਾਨ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਹ extension ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਵਿਕੀਬੁਕਸ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੋਰ ਕਈ ਪ੍ਰੋਜੈਕਟਾਂ ਉੱਪਰ ਮੌਜੂਦ ਹੈ ਪਰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਕੀਬੁਕਸ ਉੱਤੇ ਇਹ ਮੌਜੂਦ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ। ਇਸਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਕੀਬੁਕਸ ਉੱਤੇ install ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਾਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਆਪਣਾ ਸੁਝਾਅ ਜ਼ਰੂਰ ਦਿਓ। KuldeepBurjBhalaike (Talk) 08:52, 28 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]


  1. ਸਮਰਥਨ KuldeepBurjBhalaike (Talk) 05:08, 29 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]
  2. ਸਮਰਥਨ Mulkh Singh (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 05:22, 29 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]
  3. ਸਮਰਥਨ Charan Gill (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 06:33, 29 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]
  4. ਸਮਰਥਨGurtej Chauhan (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 07:49, 29 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]
  5. ਸਮਰਥਨ Manveerburj (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 12:03, 29 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]



  1. ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਪੰਨੇ ਦਾ ਲਿੰਕ ਸਾਂਝਾ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ ਤਾਂ ਕਰਨਾ। ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਹੋਰ ਸਪਸ਼ਟਤਾ ਨਾਲ ਦੇਖੀ ਜਾ ਸਕੇ।Mulkh Singh (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 05:24, 29 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Okay. ਮਿਲ ਗਿਆ ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਪੋਸਟ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ। Mulkh Singh (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 05:26, 29 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Announcing the new Elections Committee members[ਸੋਧੋ]

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Hello there,

We are glad to announce the new members and advisors of the Elections Committee. The Elections Committee assists with the design and implementation of the process to select Community- and Affiliate-Selected trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. After an open nomination process, the strongest candidates spoke with the Board and four candidates were asked to join the Elections Committee. Four other candidates were asked to participate as advisors.

Thank you to all the community members who submitted their names for consideration. We look forward to working with the Elections Committee in the near future.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,

RamzyM (WMF) 17:59, 28 ਜੂਨ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Review the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[ਸੋਧੋ]

Hello all,

I am pleased to share the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct work. The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) draft charter is now ready for your review.

The Enforcement Guidelines require a Building Committee form to draft a charter that outlines procedures and details for a global committee to be called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). Over the past few months, the U4C Building Committee worked together as a group to discuss and draft the U4C charter. The U4C Building Committee welcomes feedback about the draft charter now through 22 September 2023. After that date, the U4C Building Committee will revise the charter as needed and a community vote will open shortly afterward.

Join the conversation during the conversation hours or on Meta-wiki.


RamzyM (WMF), on behalf of the U4C Building Committee, 15:35, 28 ਅਗਸਤ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Announcing Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 and Invitation to Participate[ਸੋਧੋ]

Dear Wikimedians,

The Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group is happy to announce Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 on 16-17 December 2023 in Pondicherry, India.

The event is for everyone who contributes to Wikimedia’s technical spaces code developers, maintainers, translators, designers, technical writers and other related technical aspects. Along with that, contributors who don't necessarily contribute to technical spaces but have good understanding of issues on wikis and can work with developers in addressing them can join too. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The goal of this event is to bring together technical contributors from India to resolve pending technical issues, bugs, brainstorm on tooling ideas, and foster connections between contributors.

We have scholarships to support participation of contributors residing in India. The scholarship form can be filled at and will close at 23:59 hrs on 15 October 2023 (Sunday) [IST].

Please reach out to contactਫਰਮਾ if you have any questions or need support.

Best, Indic MediaWiki Developers UG, 04:40, 4 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 2023 (UTC)

Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee[ਸੋਧੋ]

Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.

ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੀ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਟੀਮ ਵੱਲੋਂ

~ Keegan (WMF) (talk) 16:41, 9 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]

Review and comment on the 2024 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package[ਸੋਧੋ]

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Dear all,

Please review and comment on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package from now until 29 October 2023. The selection rules package was based on older versions by the Elections Committee and will be used in the 2024 Board of Trustees selection. Providing your comments now will help them provide a smoother, better Board selection process. More on the Meta-wiki page.


Katie Chan
Chair of the Elections Committee

01:12, 17 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 2023 (UTC)

The Vector 2022 skin as the default in two weeks?[ਸੋਧੋ]

Read this in your languageਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਦਦ ਕਰੋ • Please tell other users about these changes

Hello. I'm writing on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Web team. In two weeks, we would like to make the Vector 2022 skin the default on this wiki.

Global preferences

If you prefer keeping the current skin select "Vector legacy (2010)" on the appearance tab of the global preferences and save the change. We encourage you to give the new skin a try, though.

Since I last came to you with this question, many things have changed. The skin is now the default on most Wikipedias, and all logos are done! We have also made some tweaks in the skin itself. Below is the text I've sent to you once, but I'm sending it again, just slightly edited, for those who haven't seen it.

If you know what this is about, jump straight to the section "Our plan":

It would become the default for all logged-out users, and also all logged-in users who currently use Vector legacy as a local (but not global) preference. Logged-in users can at any time switch to any other skin. No changes are expected for these skins.

About the skin[ਸੋਧੋ]

Slides to our Wikimania 2022 presentation. You may also listen to the recording on YouTube (in English).

[Why is a change necessary] When the current default skin was created, it reflected the needs of the readers and editors as these were 14 years ago. Since then, new users have begun using the Internet and Wikimedia projects in different ways. The old Vector does not meet their needs.

[Objective] The objective for the Vector 2022 skin is to make the interface more welcoming and comfortable for readers and useful for advanced users. It introduces a series of changes that aim to improve problems new and existing readers and editors were having with the old skin. It draws inspiration from previous user requests, the Community Wishlist Surveys, and gadgets and scripts. The work helped our code follow the standards and improve all other skins. The PHP code in the other available skins has been reduced by 75%. The project has also focused on making it easier to support gadgets and use APIs.

[Changes in a nutshell] The skin introduces changes that improve readability and usability. The new skin does not remove any functionality currently available on the Vector skin.

  • The limited width and pin-able menus allow to adjust the interface to the screen size, and focus on editing or reading. Logged-in and logged-out users may use a toggle button to keep the full width, though.
  • The sticky header makes it easier to find tools that editors use often. It decreases scrolling to the top of the page by 16%.
  • The new table of contents makes it easier to navigate to different sections. Readers and editors jump to different sections of the page 50% more than with the old table of contents. It also looks a bit different on talk pages.
  • The new search bar is easier to find and makes it easier to find the correct search result from the list. This increased the amount of searches started by 30% on the tested wikis.
  • The skin does not negatively affect pageviews, edit rates, or account creation. There is evidence of increases in pageviews and account creation across partner communities.

[Customize this skin] It's possible to configure and personalize our changes. We support volunteers who create new gadgets and user scripts. Check out the repository for a list of currently available customizations and changes, or add your own.

Our plan[ਸੋਧੋ]

If no large concerns are raised, we plan on deploying on 31 October. If you'd like to ask our team anything, if you have questions, concerns, or additional thoughts, please comment in any language. If this is the first comment to my message, make sure to ping me. We will gladly answer! Also, check out our FAQ. Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ) 23:52, 18 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 2023 (UTC)Reply[ਜਵਾਬ]