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Customary on Wikimania wiki's is to have submissions for program items to be added as subpages of this page, that is Submissions and not in a separate namespace, for example Proceedings:. Customary also is to end each submission with a section "Interested Attendees". People interested in attending the program item being submitted are asked to enter their signature on the list. VisualEditor has a button to insert "Your signature" but not on main space / article namespace articles like (sub)pages of Submissions. I would like to add next year my signature to the lists of Interested Attendees using VisualEditor. That will requires changing a setting to allow entering of signatures with VE in the main space, or having all submissions entered in a separate namespace in which entering of signatures is allowed, or any other method that would allow me to push a buttion or use VE to note my interest in a submissions without having to enter four tildes ~~ ~~ in source code mode. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 12:04, 16 July 2014 (UTC) 

I am willing to volunteer to evaluate the program submissions as a member of the team. I was a volunteer on the program committee for the 2014 Wikimania. Please contact me. Geraldshields11 (talk) 16:19, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
As of 6 March 2015, I was only told my services as a volunteer on the program committee were not needed. I understand. I still hope I can take photographs of the event. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:56, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Timezone for deadline

Hi Wikimania organizers! I was interested in submitting a talk proposal but seem to have guessed wrong about what timezone you had in mind for "end of day February 28th" - there was no timezone listed on the page, and I had assumed it was midnight local time for Mexico City instead of midnight UTC. It's ok for me, but I would like to suggest next time to specify timezone on your deadlines. Thank you! Dreamyshade (talk) 06:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

It was midnight wherever you where and not UTC. Deror avi (talk) 16:50, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, where did it say that? That wasn't written anywhere I could see it. At midnight UTC, the Submissions page got changed to say "Call for submissions are closed now." Dreamyshade (talk) 23:39, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
It appears that it did not specify that anywhere. Apologies for that, and an effort will be made to not repeat that mistake next year. --Varnent (talk) 00:20, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

IP status changes

User:77.127.172.209 has marked a bunch of submissions not accepted. These should be confirmed buy a member of the submissions committee. Rich Farmbrough (talk)

Appealing registration issue?

@Deror_avi:

https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Submissions/Collaborative_drafts&type=revision&diff=39019&oldid=32394

This is very disappointing, I'd like to check whether it's too late to confirm my attendance and find a spot in the schedule. I've registered for the conference, please let me know how else I can help. Adamw (talk) 23:17, 15 June 2015 (UTC)