ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ ᱜᱮ,

      Sdiabhon Sdiamhon, ᱜᱚᱢᱠᱮ ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱛᱮ ᱥᱟᱹᱜᱩᱱ ᱫᱟᱨᱟᱢ|ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱟᱢᱟᱜ ᱮᱱᱮᱢ ᱞᱮᱛᱟᱲ ᱜᱮᱢ ᱫᱚᱦᱚ ᱤᱫᱤᱭᱟ ᱢᱮᱱᱛᱮ ᱟᱸᱥᱤᱧ ᱫᱚᱦᱚ ᱠᱮᱫᱟ| Joy sagar Murmu (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱑:᱓᱑, ᱑ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Community Board seats: Call for feedback meetingᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. As a matter of fact, there had only been one member who served on the Board, from South Asia, in more than fifteen years of history.

In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees? In this regard, it would be good to have a community discussion to discuss the proposed ideas and share our thoughts, give feedback and contribute to the process. To discuss this, you are invited to a community meeting that is being organized on March 12 from 8 pm to 10 pm, and the meeting link to join is https://meet.google.com/umc-attq-kdt. You can add this meeting to your Google Calendar by clicking here. Please ping me if you have any questions. Thank you. --User:KCVelaga (WMF), ᱑᱐:᱓᱐, ᱘ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

ᱮᱴᱟᱜ ᱯᱷᱟᱨᱠᱟ "ᱼ" ᱪᱤᱱᱦᱟᱹ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ

ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ ᱜᱮ ᱜᱚᱢᱠᱮ ᱾ ᱟᱭᱢᱟ ᱜᱟᱱ ᱚᱱᱚᱞ ᱠᱚᱨᱮ ᱟᱢ ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱯᱷᱟᱨᱠᱟ "ᱼ" ᱵᱚᱫᱚᱞ ᱛᱮ ᱤᱝᱞᱤᱥ "-" ᱦᱟᱭᱯᱷᱮᱱ (Hyphen) ᱪᱤᱱᱦᱟᱹᱢ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨ ᱫᱟ ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸ ᱫᱚ ᱦᱩᱲᱟᱹᱜ ᱜᱮᱭᱟ ᱾ ᱚᱱᱟ ᱛᱮ ᱟᱢ ᱴᱷᱮᱱ ᱱᱚᱣᱟ ᱧᱮᱞ ᱵᱤᱰᱟᱹᱣ ᱨᱮᱭᱟᱜ ᱱᱮᱦᱚᱸᱨ ᱛᱟᱦᱮᱱ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱾ ᱟᱢ ᱜᱩᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱮ ᱱᱚᱣᱟ ᱠᱤᱱ ᱵᱟᱨᱭᱟ ᱪᱤᱱᱦᱟᱹ ᱚᱞ ᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱦᱚᱸᱢ ᱧᱮᱞ ᱵᱤᱰᱟᱹᱣ ᱫᱟᱲᱮᱭᱟᱜᱼᱟ ᱾ ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ ᱤᱧ ᱜᱮ ᱥᱟᱹᱜᱩᱱ ᱗ (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱒:᱔᱗, ᱒᱑ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

Would you translate that into English for me, please? I don't know yet all the Santali words you used.Sdiabhon Sdiamhon (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱒:᱕᱘, ᱒᱑ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

Johar Gomke (Sir)

You are using English hyphens ("-") instead of Santali Farka ("ᱼ") in many articles, which is incorrect. That's why you are requested to look into it. You can also Google these two symbols. Johar ᱥᱟᱹᱜᱩᱱ ᱗ (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱔:᱓᱘, ᱒᱑ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

No. What I'm doing is replacing incorrect pharkas with more appropriate hyphens and incorrect hyphens with proper pharkas. Each symbol has its own use, and the uses do not overlap. Pharka (according to Wikipedia) can come only after certain consonants, and to use it as a connector between words is not one of its functions, whereas that is a function of hyphens.

The same problem exists regarding the găhlă ṭuḍăg and periods/full stops. Each symbol has its own function, and they shouldn't be used indiscriminately.

I correct the errors when I find them. I hope you will undo your reversion of my previous changes. Sdiabhon Sdiamhon (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱒᱒:᱒᱔, ᱒᱑ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

[Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021] Candidates meet with South Asia + ESEAP communitiesᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ


As you may already know, the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections are from 4 August 2021 to 17 August 2021. Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term. After a three-week-long Call for Candidates, there are 20 candidates for the 2021 election.

An event for community members to know and interact with the candidates is being organized. During the event, the candidates will briefly introduce themselves and then answer questions from community members. The event details are as follows:

  • Bangladesh: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • India & Sri Lanka: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Nepal: 4:15 pm to 6:45 pm
  • Pakistan & Maldives: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Live interpretation is being provided in Bangla and Hindi.
  • Please register using this form

For more details, please visit the event page at Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Meetings/South Asia + ESEAP.

Hope that you are able to join us, KCVelaga (WMF), ᱐᱖:᱓᱓, ᱒᱓ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)