VisualEditor Office Hours[править | править исходный текст]
I apologize for writing in English. Please help translate this message.
I just wanted to let you know, so you could mark your calendars if interested, that there are two IRC office hours scheduled to discuss VisualEditor in February.
The first will be held on Saturday, 15 February at 1700 UTC and the second will be held on Sunday, 16 February at 00:00 UTC. (See meta for time conversion links.)
Logs will be posted on meta after each office hour completes. You'll find them, along with logs for older office hours on the topic, at Category:VisualEditor_office_hours_logs.
Please see the IRC office hours page on meta for more information on how to join in.
Thanks! Keegan (WMF) 05:34, 12 февраля 2014 (UTC)
Double writing week about the Caucasus (nl-wiki)[править | править исходный текст]
Hello! In earlier months, we have organized several writing weeks on the Dutch Wikipedia. As in the next month in the Caucasus area of Sochi, Russia, the 2014 Winter Olympics are organized, we organize afterwards during two weeks (22 February-9 March) a double writing week on the Dutch Wikipedia about the Caucasus. This is the coloured area shown on the right, including the 9 subdivisions of Russia, and the countries Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. If you have any suggestions we certainly should write an article about, please tell us!
It is also possible for you to organize a writing week (or double) at your Wikipedia about the area of the Dutch speaking community mostly comes from: Belgium and the Netherlands.
We are currently working on the preparations of our double writing week to have a better coverage of this area of the world, what includes a project page and a page with many wanted articles on the Dutch Wikipedia about this area of the world.
- Our project page is at nl:Wikipedia:Wikiproject/Schrijfweek/Kaukasus
- The list of wanted articles is at nl:Wikipedia:Gewenste artikelen/Kaukasus
- Post any reactions on nl:Overleg Wikipedia:Wikiproject/Schrijfweek/Kaukasus
Greetings from nl-wiki - Romaine 01:12, 25 января 2014 (UTC)
Request for comment on Commons: Should Wikimedia support MP4 video?[править | править исходный текст]
I apologize for this message being only in English. Please translate it if needed to help your community.
The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team seeks community guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. This digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It is also known as H.264/MPEG-4 or AVC.
Supporting the MP4 format would make it much easier for our users to view and contribute video on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects -- and video files could be offered in dual formats on our sites, so we could continue to support current open formats (WebM and Ogg Theora).
However, MP4 is a patent-encumbered format, and using a proprietary format would be a departure from our current practice of only supporting open formats on our sites -- even though the licenses appear to have acceptable legal terms, with only a small fee required.
We would appreciate your guidance on whether or not to support MP4. Our Request for Comments presents views both in favor and against MP4 support, based on opinions we’ve heard in our discussions with community and team members.
All users are welcome to participate, whether you are active on Commons, Wikipedia, other Wikimedia project -- or any site that uses content from our free media repository.
We look forward to a constructive discussion with you, so we can make a more informed decision together on this important topic. Keegan (WMF) 00:51, 17 января 2014 (UTC)