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I notice we have a category "Encodings", which does not have a main page. What does it mean? As far as I can see, it means nothing more than "coding". It is certainly not a simple word, and I was about to remove it from text when I noticed the category. On En wiki it just redirects to code, and explained as the opposite of decoding. So I think the use of the word in our texts should be deprecated (absolutely not simple), and it should not be a category, but a redirect to category "code". What do you think? Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:29, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
WikiBlind has new volunteers ready to help. What can newbies help with?[change source]
Hi Auntof6! I want to start by
Thanking You for the incredible work you do! And we want to invite YOU to be part of the birthday parties we’re hosting.
I’m one of the founding members of wikiBlind.org and we are setting up big volunteer outreach activities. as part of our birthday presents to Wikipedians, past present and future -
Starting on 15 January 2021, at 8pm UTC / noon Pacific time, we are launching WikiBlind and WikiKind Adventures in WikiWonderlands
We have 1000s of brilliant people around the world, in all the languages, who want to be able to help, and we are inviting blind, visually-impaired and allies to join in our efforts to bring inclusivity and diversity into the communities within wikipedia projects.
We have been trying to figure out who inside wants help - and guides who can welcome and show newbies around through the mazes of complexity it takes in order to be able to help.
I want to send newbies to help with the urgent needs the world has for simple.Wikipedia
Our kids need to be able to more quickly understand what’s inaccessible on the other wikipedias
Could we engage in a dialog about overlapping interests, possibilities and practicalities of bring more people to simple.Wikipedia ?
You can find me on almost all platforms as DrMelGanus - I don’t log into to Wikipedia very often - too difficult to correspond here. I most regularly use WhatsApp, FB Messenger, text messaging or email. I’m not sure who to reach out to and saw you are active here. Please forward me to anyone else you think I should connect with.
We’re turning on the wikiKind outreach activities on January 15, 2021, 8pm UTC / noon Pacific Time, and I very much want to send newbies here to help translate any articles from English or elsewhere into Simple English as one of their experimental experiences. Falling down the rabbit holes on the to[IDs they care about most.
Again, thank you for all you’ve done over the years you’ve been here. Happy to have found you today and crossed paths.
- @つがる: Done. BTW, it's usually best to leave this kind of request on the admin's noticeboard; that way there's more chance that an admin will see it. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:05, 14 January 2021 (UTC)