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Wikipedia to the Moon[breyta frumkóða]

Hello! Sorry that this is in English only, but we are using village pump messaging in order to reach as many language communities as possible. Wrong page? Please fix it here.

This is an invitation to all Wikipedians: Wikimedia Deutschland has been given data space to include Wikipedia content in an upcoming mission to the Moon. (No joke!) We have launched a community discussion about how to do that, because we feel that this is for the global community of editors. Please, join the discussion on Meta-Wiki (and translate this invitation to your language community)! Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 21. apríl 2016 kl. 15:35 (UTC)

Áfrámsent af wikiis-owner[breyta frumkóða]

Ég stjórna póstlistanum ennþá og fékk þetta:


Each year we organise Wiki Loves Monuments in various countries around the world. It is a photo contest with local teams, supported by the international team. This year we especially like to support countries who have not participated before, like Iceland.

If you are interested in organisation, please look at this page for more information:

If you have any questions or need for support, feel free to contact me. We can support you in many ways.


--Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason (spjall) 6. júní 2016 kl. 19:14 (UTC)

Hi all, The above message was coming from me.

One of the things we like to do is that from all countries in the world the public can learn about the local cultural heritage. In may countries the national government has assigned/designated certain buildings as monument. Would be great if these are listed somewhere. Does anyone know if Iceland has monuments? If yes, where to find more information about those? Thanks! Romaine (spjall) 8. júní 2016 kl. 01:52 (UTC)

Icelandic monuments are assigned by the cultural heritage agency of Iceland. Their website is at At the Icelandic part of their website is an list over Icelandic monuments. However, as with France, the copyright restrictions here mean that the list would need to be filtered as the FOP (Freedom-of-Panorama) clause is too restrictive for wikimedia commons. For an English speaker it is probably easiest to get the list through the carare project on Europeana, although that list is likely outdated (as of 2013).--Snaevar (spjall) 8. júní 2016 kl. 22:51 (UTC)

Wikipedia to the Moon: voting has begun[breyta frumkóða]

Hello, after six weeks of community discussion about Wikipedia to the Moon, there are now 10 different proposals for content for the mission. Starting today, you can vote for them on Meta-Wiki, and decide what we will work on: a Wikipedia canon, different lists, the Moon in 300 languages, an astronomy editathon, featured articles, articles about technology, endangered things, or DNA-related topics. You can even vote against community involvement. Voting is open until 24 June. Sorry that this message is again in English only, but we are using village pumps to reach as many communities as possible, so that everyone knows they can vote. Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 10. júní 2016 kl. 15:31 (UTC)

Photos of Icelandic politicians (and other personalities)[breyta frumkóða]

Hæ! :-) I apologize for writing in English - after years of rather lazy learning (it's just a hobby for me, as a Swiss person living in Switzerland), I understand quite a bit of Icelandic, but don't really feel comfortable writing. Well... I hope this is the right place for my suggestion. As I'm fascinated by everything Icelandic, one of the things I like to do is writing or expanding articles about Icelandic politicians in German-language Wikipedia, so we have there now e.g. articles for all current members of Alþingi. But what we don't have in most cases are photos - apparently, there is a distinct lack of free photos of Icelandic politicians and other personalities. I notice that even here in Icelandic Wikipedia, articles often use non-free photos (with NC restriction) that can't be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - and also aren't accepted in German-language Wikipedia. So, I wonder... as Iceland is a small country, maybe it would be possible for Icelandic Wikipedians to take some photos, for example at official events, to increase the amount of available free photos? Even organize some kind of "Wikipedia at the parliament" photo session? In Germany, for example, they successfully carried out a photo project at their parliament Bundestag, see de:Wikipedia:Landtagsprojekt/BT, and similar projects for parliaments of member states. I think that such a project in Iceland would be great, too! :-) Of course, more free photos of e.g. Icelandic artists, writers etc. would also be very welcome. Gestumblindi (spjall) 20. júní 2016 kl. 21:32 (UTC)

Cool project and a great idea :) --Akigka (spjall) 21. júní 2016 kl. 09:58 (UTC)
I think the idea has been raised before, although it's good to get a regular reminder until we get going! ;) I'm sure we could get to take a picture of the president-elect for Wikimedia Commons if we asked him. Just need someone with a proper camera willing to upload it to commons. Regarding the members of parliament, we could use the opportunity to organise an event like that soon after the elections next autumn. For other people, we could start hunting them down earlier to shoot them (with a camera). :D -Svavar Kjarrval (spjall) 26. júní 2016 kl. 10:35 (UTC)
@Svavar Kjarrval: "I'm sure we could get to take a picture of the president-elect for Wikimedia Commons if we asked him" - that would be great, would be a good first step to have a photo of Guðni Th. Jóhannesson; would be even greater if we had one for Commons before him taking office on August 1, so the Wikipedia articles in various languages don't have to be picture-less then... so, maybe one of you Icelanders will have a chance to take a photo sometimes in the near future? Gestumblindi (spjall) 14. júlí 2016 kl. 10:59 (UTC)
@Gestumblindi If a smartphone picture (Samsung Galaxy S4) would suffice, I could do it on my own. Although I'd think it would be better if someone with a better camera should make the appointment so we won't need to bother him again for a better quality picture so soon after the first one. -Svavar Kjarrval (spjall) 14. júlí 2016 kl. 12:41 (UTC)
@Svavar Kjarrval: As far as I know, the Galaxy S4 has a good camera, and a nice picture taken in good light would certainly be sufficient for the time being - better than having no picture at all anyway, I'd say? :-) Gestumblindi (spjall) 14. júlí 2016 kl. 22:54 (UTC)

Peace Treaties in Art 30 x 30 Challenge[breyta frumkóða]

Peace Treaties in Art DSS2016.jpg Peace Treaties in Art 30 x 30 Challenge
Contest now open, come join us! All editors are encouraged to contribute their best in the depiction of peace in art. Tokens and prizes up for grabs.

Hi! The Peace Treaties in Art 30 x 30 Challenge is now on! Sorry I cannot speak your language, if someone translated this it would be fantastic:p In the meantime, we are very much looking forward to your participation in this inspirational contest aimed at creating, improving and translating articles on Peace Treaties in Art in the context of Donostia-San Seastián 2016 European Capital of Culture, aspiring to provide by dint of collaboration (quality!) material available in the Wikipedia about this compelling topic, both present and timeless. In keeping with our inclusive and multicultural approach, we are intent on encouraging production in minority languages, such as Icelandic.

The project, promoted by the Basque Wikimedians User Group, originates in the Peace Treaty exhibitions project taking place in Donostia-San Sebastián 2016 European Capital of Culture opening on June 17. The Wikipedia challenge extends from June 17 (starting 12 pm CET) to July 17, including a Wikimarathon to be held on 9 July, everyone is invited! Leave your imprint along with other fellow wikipedians, you will win awards (and our eternal gratitude!:) in the form of Barnstars and en:Donostia-San Sebastián stays! See you there, takk --Iñaki LL (spjall) 26. júní 2016 kl. 10:18 (UTC)

Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[breyta frumkóða]

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Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki which you may seen already in Tech News. Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). This will be enabled as a feature in the coming week for all users, which can be turned on or off using a preference setting. We look forward to your feedback and please do let us know if you have any questions. Details about Compact Language Links can be read in the project documentation.

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this message and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. The main announcement can also be translated on this page. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-1. júlí 2016 kl. 12:57 (UTC)

Wikipedia to the Moon: invitation to edit[breyta frumkóða]

Three weeks ago, you were invited to vote on how to take Wikipedia articles to the Moon. Community voting is over and the winning idea is to send all ‘’featured articles and lists’’ to the Moon. This decision means that, starting today, Wikipedians from all language communities are warmly invited to intensively work on their best articles and lists, and submit them to Wikipedia to the Moon. The central site to coordinate between communities will be Meta-Wiki. You will find an overview and more information there. Hopefully, we will be able to represent as many languages as possible, to show Wikipedia’s diversity. Please feel kindly invited to edit on behalf of your community and tell us about your work on featured content!

Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 1. júlí 2016 kl. 14:10 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[breyta frumkóða]

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 3. júlí 2016 kl. 17:20 (UTC)

Open call for Project Grants[breyta frumkóða]

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Greetings! The Project Grants program is accepting proposals from July 1st to August 2nd to fund new tools, research, offline outreach (including editathon series, workshops, etc), online organizing (including contests), and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers.
Whether you need a small or large amount of funds, Project Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.
Also accepting candidates to join the Project Grants Committee through July 15.
With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 5. júlí 2016 kl. 15:25 (UTC)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[breyta frumkóða]

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Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.

From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages

The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-8. júlí 2016 kl. 03:03 (UTC)

Save/Publish[breyta frumkóða]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 9. ágúst 2016 kl. 18:02 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library accounts available now (August 2016)[breyta frumkóða]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our publisher donation program. You can now sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Nomos – Primarily German-language publisher of law and social sciences books and journals - 25 accounts
  • World Scientific – Scientific, technical, and medical journals - 50 accounts
  • Edinburgh University Press – Humanities and social sciences journals - 25 accounts
  • American Psychological Association – Psychology books and journals - 10 accounts
  • Emerald – Journals on a range of topics including business, education, health care, and engineering - 10 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, DeGruyter, Gale and

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 30. ágúst 2016 kl. 18:38 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language! Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Davíðshús - Wikipediagreinar um efni tengt Akureyri og nágrenni[breyta frumkóða]

Ég var að senda inn umsókn um eina viku í Davíðshúsi á Akureyri til wikipedia skrifa. Datt þá í hug að ef af verður þá væri það upplagt tækifæri fyrir Wikicamp og ef til vill væri það skemmtilegt og áhugahvetjandi ef einhver lítill hópur íslenskra wikipedians færi saman á staðina og reyndi að útbreiða fagnaðarerindið, fá fólk á svæðunum til að skrifa greinar og leggja í púkkið efni frá heimabyggð. Það eru víða svona hús á stöðunum eins og 1) Akureyri - Davíðshús, 2) Skriðuklaustur, 3) Hólmavík og ég veit að víða er í boði gisting þó hún sé ekki auglýst. Ég t.d. sjálf ræð yfir miklu húsnæði á Bolungarvík sem ég hef oft lánað í alls konar viðburði. Hvernig væri að hefja einhvers konar stuttar ferðir um landið og leita eftir styrkjum til þess þ.e. fyrir ferðakostnaði þeirra sem fara? Hér er bréfið sem ég sendi ___ Sent: 6. september 2016 11:30

To: Þorsteinn G. Jónsson <> Subject: Davíðshús umsókn

Ég óska eftir úthlutun í Davíðshúsi í eina viku, helst sumarið 2017 (ekki þó senni hlutann í maí, verð þá í Noregi). Aðrir tímar en sumarið koma þó til greina en vegna vissra aðstæðna væri betra að það væri að sumarlvagi.

Verkefni sem ég hyggst vinna að er verkefni sem ég hef unnið að mjög lengi. Það felst í því að skrifa greinar í íslensku wikipedia ( um efni sem varðar íslenskan veruleika þ.e. náttúru, sögu og menningu. Ég hef reynt að taka fyrir ákveðin landssvæði og hef t.d. reynt að skrifa mikið af greinum tengdar Vestfjörðum og svæðum í Reykjavík.

Núna langar mig til að taka fyrir Akureyri og nálægar byggðir og skrifa greinar um hús og náttúru þar ásamt ýmsu um atvinnulíf og mannlíf á Akureyri fyrr á tímum og reyna að fá aðra til samstarf um það. Það er þvímíður ansi fáir sem skrifa greinar að staðaldri, ég giska á að við séum ekki nema um 20 og brýnt að það komi fleiri að því. Allar greinar á Wikipedíu verða að vera studdar heimildum og það er ekki vettvangur fyrir frumheimildir heldur lýsing á því sem hefur verið áður birt af ábyrgðum aðilum. Sem dæmi má nefna að ég skrifa mikið að greinum og greinastúfum um jurtir sem þrífast á Íslandi og þá hefur Lystigarðurinn á Akureyri og hans góði og nákvæmi vefur verið drjúg heimild en ég hins vegar skrifa grein sem er í tengslum við erlendar greinar um sömu jurt og með sams konar uppbyggingu. Það sem vinnst í því er að þá get ég notað gríðarstórt myndasafn ( og greinin nýtist líka þeim sem væru með annað tungumál.

Dæmi um hagnýta notkun á wikipediagreinum

Það er auðvitað hægt að fletta upp í wikipedia og skoða greinar þar en það eru margir möguleikar sem einnig eru varðandi fólk sem er á ferð og eingöngu með síma til að afla upplýsinga og taka þátt í ýmis konar leiðöngrum. Segjum svo að lystigarðurinn væri með QR kóða fyrir neðan merkingu á jurt á wikipediagrein um jurtina Mánaklunguránaklungur þá myndi notandi sem væri með Wikipedia app og QR kóða app (flestir eru með slíkt og auðvelt að setja slíkt inn og kostar lítið eða ekkert). Á slóðinni er hægt að slá inn slóð á grein í Wikipedia (hér er skjámynd með dæmi um slíkt Þessi QR kóði væri svo prentaður og komið fyrir af starfmanni (geta verið mjög litlir, bara frímerkjastærð)

Notandi sem kæmi að og skannaði QR kóðann með símanum sínum myndi fá greinina á því tungumáli sem hann hefur stillt símann sinn á (væntanlega sitt móðurmál). Annað dæmi um notkun wikipedia er að margir aðilar sem eru með kortbjóða upp á að wikipediagreinar um nærliggjandi staði eru aðgengilegar. Þriðja dæmið er að nota wikipedia sem ein gögn í símaleikjum og afþreyingu (pokemon go er dæmi um slíkan leik)

Ég hef reyndar skrifað nokkrar wikipediagreinar sem tengjast Akureyri s.s. greinar um atvinnulíf fyrri tíma t.d. verksmiðjurekstur á Gleráreyrum og ýmislegt annað

Það væri fengur að geta unnið að slíkum greinaskrifum í námunda við staðina og reynt að nálgast myndefni sem tengist greinum og geta unnið í Amtbókasafninu ásamt því að skoða staðina.

virðingarfyllst Salvör Gissurardóttir lektor í upplýsingatækni og miðlun við Menntavísindasvið Háskóla ÍSlands ___ Hverjir eru með í að koma til Akureyrar á svona Wikicamp? --Salvor (spjall) 6. september 2016 kl. 13:26 (UTC)

Lárus Ýmir Óskarsson[breyta frumkóða]


Can someone create a page about Icelandic film director Lárus Ýmir Óskarsson? Thanks in advance. Jihaim (spjall) 11. september 2016 kl. 13:34 (UTC)

RevisionSlider[breyta frumkóða]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 12. september 2016 kl. 15:08 (UTC)

Grants to improve your project[breyta frumkóða]

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Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. There is just over a week left to submit before the October 11 deadline. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 30. september 2016 kl. 20:10 (UTC)

Creative Commons 4.0[breyta frumkóða]

Hello! I'm writing from the Wikimedia Foundation to invite you to give your feedback on a proposed move from CC BY-SA 3.0 to a CC BY-SA 4.0 license across all Wikimedia projects. The consultation will run from October 5 to November 8, and we hope to receive a wide range of viewpoints and opinions. Please, if you are interested, take part in the discussion on Meta-Wiki.

Apologies that this message is only in English. This message can be read and translated in more languages here. Joe Sutherland (talk) 6. október 2016 kl. 01:34 (UTC)

Editing News #3—2016[breyta frumkóða]

15. október 2016 kl. 17:49 (UTC)