From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom


Submissions committee

Who is on the committee and where is the list of members? If the committee has not yet been composed (still apparently a red link) how is the committee to be composed or what is to be its selection process for its members? --Kudpung (talk) 05:54, 18 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Perhaps User:EdSaperia could answer this? Lawsonstu (talk) 13:17, 18 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
The Programme Committee has almost been finalised. You can contact User:Jdforrester for more information. - Lawsonstu (talk) 21:21, 2 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Info for speakers

Currently, the Submissions page does not give any indication of accommodations for speakers. At a typical conference, speakers' travel expenses are paid, and they are granted access to the entire conference. Is Wikimania like that, or are travel, housing and conference registration completely up to the speaker? The answer determines whether or not I submit an application. I live quite far from London, and while I think I have a great topic to speak on, I don't think it's worth me paying a lot of money for the privilege of being able to present it. Thanks! {unsigned}

We have a Scholarships program open to speakers and attendees. WereSpielChequers (talk) 16:29, 11 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

What are Early proposals?

This page has a "discussion" section entitled Early Proposals. Where did they come from and why aren't they in Category:Submissions?

They were early submissions from before the system was set up to handle them. All but one of them have now been moved to submission pages, and we are in discussion with that author about spinning that out into something else. WereSpielChequers (talk) 19:49, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Early proposals

Medicine colloquium

We're leaving this here for the moment as we (the UK chapter) are talking to Anthony about maybe spinning this off as a separate event. WereSpielChequers (talk) 21:00, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right place to propose this, so please delete or move if it's not.

At WikiProject Medicine, we're discussing inviting the heads of the relevant departments of several national and international bodies to a meeting - organisations such as the British Medical Association, World Health Organisation, US National Institutes of Health, etc. - to brainstorm ways to integrate their efforts at spreading free medical information with Wikimedia. It's very early days, but I think a manageable number of attendees would be less than forty, for one day.

Would you be able to provide us with a quiet, comfortable room at Wikimania? Is that something that would fit your mission? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 22:18, 1 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, this sounds like it has potential broad appeal. With regard to the organisations, BMI, WHO etc, have you made any contacts yet? --Stuart Prior (WMUK) (talk) 14:35, 14 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

GLAM: WWI photos from Swiss Federal Archives

Moved to Submissions/GLAM: WWI photos from Swiss Federal Archives – please note that more needs to be filled out. Jdforrester (talk) 05:59, 5 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Non-EN-Projects still not relevant?

Or why is it that only EN-Projects are linked with the Project-names. More worse - even within the translations! --Itu (talk) 05:47, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Meaning of "... during Wikimania 2014, to help organise submissions ..."

With the articles starting statement:

  • "The tenth annual Wikimania will be held 6–10 August 2014 in London, with the main programme beginning on the 8th."

I've problems to understand this section:

There will be several tracks of presentations during Wikimania 2014, to help organise
submissions and allow audiences to find different things to enjoy at Wikimania in parallel.
Although they may evolve, they currently are:
  • ... during Wikimania 2014, to help organise submissions ...

Aren't submissions made before the real Wikimania 2014 is held?

Or is more this: "... to help organise submissions for future Wikimanias ..." meant?
Jaybear (talk) 10:40, 26 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hiroshi Uchiha (Zero)

Hiroshi Uchiha,(zero) el tercer hijo de madara,Uno de los ninjas renegados mas poderosos,Nacio:22 de abril,Su madre fue asesinada cuando el nacio y en el encerraron a seeyiron o 54 colas,fue criado por una loba y sus dos cachorros,Su técnica mas poderosa el el riunigand fase 6 ,una especie de combinación entre el rinegan y el sharingan.El riunigand tiene 6 fases,cada una mas potente que la otra.El se esconde el ojo izquierdo con su tupe.Destruyo todo un clan cuando era pequeño,fue aprisionado en konoha,donde paso 3 años encerrado en una celda de máxima seguridad,fue liberado por la hija de kakashi,(kira hatake)ella lo entreno por varios años,´pero la sed de poder segó a Hiroshi,comenzo a comportarse extraño,se revelo en contra de su aldea,A cada ribal de su aldea mato,y si poseia un ojo espesial,se lo arrancaba y lo gardaba en una bolasa.posee tambien la abilidad de cambiar su ojo normal(el derecho)por otro,se come un ojo (ejem el byakugan)y aparese derrepente,el y su sensei libraron una gran batalla,El la mato,al sentirse culpable se arranco el ojo.

Clean up

Some submissions contain just nothing or almost nothing: no description, no explanation. Some others refer to things that have nothing to do with Wikimedia, free knowledge, Wikipedia or anything related. For instance, one explains that there is a village in Vanuatu and another tells that a girl is writing a book. Well, that's nice but I don't think it belongs into Wikimania. Maybe the village has a free knowledge project or the girl is actively editing, but as they don't say a word about it, I cannot know. Well, what I would ask for is the elimination of those submissions that clearly are not such. Is there any plan to do so? Thanks. B25es (talk) 11:23, 16 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Submissions can be edited up until the deadline, so those submissions which have little or no description may still have people working on them and be completed later. I don't know the answer to the rest of your question, but I assume this falls under the remit of the Programme Committee, and submissions which are not relevant will be quickly filtered out. - Lawsonstu (talk) 20:21, 16 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I and other admins have been deleting spam and userfying blanks. I'm fairly broadminded about this, but if someone has a blank submission then after a week it should be userfied rather than wasting the time of everyone who is going through submissions. Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) 17:04, 28 March 2014 (UTC) aka WereSpielChequers[reply]


What time on the 31st is the deadline? May I suggest midnight GMT? Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) 17:04, 28 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Is there a centralized place to see relative support?

Is there some way to see how much support each submission has gotten without clicking through every one individually? Cheers! BD2412 (talk) 17:51, 28 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure that would be entirely meaningful at the moment. One of my submissions currently has 13 people interested, but they have had since January to sign up and oter submissions came in just today. But it would be good to have that before the committee finalises its choices. Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) 13:22, 31 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Wikipedia uses a bot to report on the vote totals in adminship discussions. Perhaps a similar process could be adapted here. BD2412 (talk) 19:19, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Submission accepted?

Hi. One our professors entered a submission but we are not sure if it has been accepted for consideration. We can access it directly at [1] but it does not show up in the Submissions category. Can you let us know? thanks!Thelmadatter (talk) 21:01, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

It shows up on page 2 (click 'next 200') of the submissions category for me, so it looks like it's gone through. - Lawsonstu (talk) 21:39, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for the quick change

Dear user:Tegel, Thank you for the change. When I click on my name in the table at, the link directs to regular article pages and not my user page at Please fix if you have time. Geraldshields11 (talk) 19:56, 17 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Papers accepted?

I had understood that the acceptance of the papers was to be made known on April 30. It is getting too late make travel plans, I wanted to do that this weekend. Any news on when the acceptance or rejection will be made known? --WiseWoman (talk) 10:00, 3 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, I'm a little worried about whether my submission (Submissions/Context visualization for Wikipedia articles) was accepted or not, the reason is that if accepted, I must start doing VISA formalities from now. Greetings. Maparrar (talk) 01:41, 24 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I think everyone has issues like this. Hello Program Committee, any sign of life? --WiseWoman (talk) 19:12, 26 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

James Forrester or Edward Saperia, any update to keep people in the loop? - Lawsonstu (talk) 20:29, 26 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Still no sign of life. Has the Wikimania 2014 been called off? --WiseWoman (talk) 22:15, 28 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

All the session acceptances were finally sent out yesterday. If you submitted a proposal and haven't received an acceptance email yet, there is a chance that people might withdraw and yours is accepted. The programme will start to go up later today. - Lawsonstu (talk) 06:51, 2 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Submissions accepted or not

Hello. Where do I see which submissions are accepted and which not. It is important for GLAM to know if the employee can come to the wikimania or not. They will only attend if their submissions are accepted. And the trip to UK must be organised soon. So where do I see that? Is there a list? --Micha L. Rieser (talk) 17:05, 28 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Ed posted the following to Wikimania-l on May 27:
A completed proposal for the programme is being reviewed by the programme committee, and we hope to start sending out acceptances very soon. Apologies for the delay and poor communication - I'll update the submissions page.
*Edward Saperia*
Chief Coordinator Wikimania London
The page hasn't been updated yet though and still says "Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2014". And unfortunately it is protected - it would be great if an administrator could edit it to strike out that misleading date and add the above quote and link, to inform those who are not following the mailing list and come here for information instead. (I would edit it myself, but WMF staff user rights are normally not used for that.)
Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 06:24, 29 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I've downgraded the protection level to semi-protection since full protection seems to be causing more problems than it's solving and non-admins have legitimate reasons to edit the page. I have also struck out the old date and said results will be released in June – individuals from the Programme Committee are welcome to update this or make it more specific. CT Cooper · talk 13:52, 29 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, at least a sign of life. Please understand that many people need to obtain visas, a process that can take a good 8 weeks. Also, applications for financing often need to be in 12 weeks prior to departure, and the planes are getting more expensive by the day. I found a link to the list of all submissions [2] and there are some great talks proposed, so I really hope that a schedule gets put together Real Soon Now. --WiseWoman (talk) 18:02, 29 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
All the session acceptances were finally sent out yesterday. If you submitted a proposal and haven't received an acceptance email yet, there is a chance that people might withdraw and yours is accepted. The programme will start to go up later today. - Lawsonstu (talk) 06:52, 2 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Is there a list of the accepted submissions? --Micha L. Rieser (talk) 12:11, 2 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Not yet. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 12:21, 2 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
The Programme page is starting to fill up with accepted and confirmed submissions. - Lawsonstu (talk) 15:58, 3 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]