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Latest comment: 7 years ago by MarcoAurelio in topic IMPORTANT: Wiki Closure Happening on 2016-09-01

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@ProtoplasmaKid: The main page is all images, which means alt text is very important. This applies both screen readers, and for search results. You can see that the snippet at https://www.google.com/search?q=Wikimania+2015 is not very helpful.

I suggest simply putting the text in the images into caption attribute (this is basically any text that is not a particular parameter). See en:Wikipedia:Alternative_text_for_images. As one example, the header one can be:

[[File:HeaderWikimania2015 01.png|HeaderWikimania2015 01|link=|Wikimania is the international Wikimedia conference. Wikimania 2015 will be July 15-19, 2015, at Bibloteca Vasconcelos, in Mexico City]]

-- Mattflaschen (WMF) (talk) 03:32, 4 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Good point, this has been implemented. CT Cooper · talk 16:51, 5 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Signing to show interest in submissions

Noting here that the submissions are all on pages where the default editor is VisualEditor. I don't have an inherent problem with that, but "Sign with a hash and four tildes. (# ~~~~)." doesn't work. Risker (talk) 00:50, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

There is a script for adding signatures in VisualEdtor: User:Aude/sign.js which I enable in User:Aude/common.js Aude (talk) 04:29, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Need a new link, please

Hi! Could someone please edit the page so that the "News from the team" image actually links to Wikimania:News from the Team? Thank you! --Andycyca (WMMX, Wikimania 2015 Staff) | (Any questions?) 07:54, 31 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Done --Omar sansi (talk) 08:48, 31 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Improvement suggestions

Hi all! I have thought about several things that could be improved regarding Wikimania at large, scholarship process and talk acceptance. By now I have several items that I think warrant discussion. I know that there is some sort of wrap-up on this very page after Wikimania but I feel that it does not have a large audience. Who would like to suggest a place where such discussion could have wide input? Somewhere on meta? Thanks, Pgallert (talk) 17:32, 20 April 2015 (UTC)Reply


¿Qué es el hackathon?

--Jaluj (talk) 05:31, 24 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Es un encuentro de programadores, al parecer de todas las ramas y lenguajes.

Turn on VE?

Would it be possible to turn on Visual Editor for this wiki? @ProtoplasmaKid: Thanks! -- Fuzheado (talk) 14:58, 12 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Yes. See meta:Requesting wiki configuration changes. Helder 21:15, 12 May 2015 (UTC)Reply


Hey, could someone pleas fix the broken link : <span style="display: inline-block; width: 30%;">[[File:WikiHow logo 2014.png|180px|link=www.wikihow.com]]</span> link=www.wikihow.com must be changed to link=http://www.wikihow.com/ Thanks a lot--ApolloWissen (talk) 21:11, 5 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, done --Omar sansi (talk) 22:03, 5 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Broken link?

Looks like the link for "Wikimedia Mexico" (Sponsors section) is broken, I believe the correct is mx.wikimedia.org, and not wikimedia.mx - Eduardogobi (talk) 21:17, 18 July 2015 (UTC)Reply


Hello, where's the videos of the conference? I can't find any of them. -- 00:09, 20 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

The (yet) few of them are here: Commons:Category:Wikimania 2015 videos. Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 21:46, 22 July 2015 (UTC)Reply


I added my pics here since Upload Wizard didn't seem to work for me. You're welcome to move them to Commons, of course! Sorry for the delay, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 12:21, 20 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

NOTICE: This wiki may be closed soon.


As requested at phab:T139032, this wiki may be closed soon. If there's anything that needs to be done in the meanwhile, please do it (slides for the conpherences, move things to commons, etc.). Please see that ticket in Phabricator for reference. Best regards, --MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:48, 16 July 2016 (UTC)Reply

IMPORTANT: Wiki Closure Happening on 2016-09-01

Dear users. Further to the notice posted above, it is my duty to inform you that we've scheduled the closure of this wiki to happen on 2016-09-01. If there are jobs remaining please make sure to complete them before that date! Thank you for your attention. --MarcoAurelio (talk) 23:07, 1 August 2016 (UTC)Reply