Engine room/2016

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Equipment loan - no contact point given

At w:Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Hitchin 1 there is discussion about borrowing a WMUK table-top banner. I have pointed them at the volunteer equipment page on this wiki, but that page is distinctly lacking in any specified contact method for people actually wanting to arrange to borrow any of the equipment (e.g. which email address or page on this wiki to use). I've guessed volunteering@ or a message on the water cooler, but it would be good if someone (Richard N or Karla perhaps?) could reach out to them on that page - especially if my guess is wrong. Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 23:26, 5 January 2016 (GMT)

I've made the contact details more prominent, which will hopefully help in future. They were buried a bit too low on the page. Rob has emailed volunteering@ and I'll reply to him now. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:15, 7 January 2016 (GMT)
Thanks Richard. I looked hard and didn't spot the contact point on that page, hopefully it will be harder to miss now! Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 02:09, 9 January 2016 (GMT)

Affiliate-selected WMF board posts

One of our privileges as a Wikimedia chapter is to vote in the chapter/affiliate election for the so-called "affiliate-selected WMF board posts". Candidate nominations closed this week, and the board now needs to decide which candidate or candidates we wish as a chapter to support. Members or volunteers who have views on this are welcome to provide input now, either here or by email to any board member.

You may like to have a look at the current candidates, here

and their responses to questions from the community:

MichaelMaggs (talk) 10:20, 11 March 2016 (GMT)

Impact report

The impact report for our activities between 1 February 2015 and 31 January 2016 is now on meta-wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015_round1/Wikimedia_UK/Impact_report_form

Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 11:16, 8 April 2016 (BST)

Notice of 2016 AGM

The formal notice of this year's AGM went out to members on Thursday 16th June. If you haven't spotted it in your inbox yet, please check your spam folder. If you're not sure whether you are a member and should have received an email, please contact me at richard.nevellatwikimedia.org.uk Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 16:45, 20 June 2016 (BST)

Newsletter - don't forget the text only version

I received my copy of the latest newsletter by email, thank you. However the text only version (which is what I see) leaves a little to be desired...

2015/Issue XX

Welcome to Issue XX of the Wikimedia UK Friends' Newsletter in 2015, bringing you the latest news from the chapter each month. Look
for features, interviews, news, updates and contributions from community members. There's plenty of opportunities to get involved
with the work of the chapter - and if you're doing something and you'd like to share it, send us your news and we'll publish it
here. For now, dear friend, read on...

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  In the News
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It might be that I'm the only one reading the text only version, in which case this isn't disastrous, but I think it's also the version used by at least some screen readers. Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 13:15, 6 July 2016 (BST)

New volunteer equipment

WMUK is currently (July 2016) looking for input on what additional volunteer photography and AV equipment it should purchase. For details and to share your ideas see Talk:Equipment Loan Procedure#New Equipment?. Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 11:44, 22 July 2016 (BST)

Desysop request

Since I'm no longer active on this wiki, could a person with the bureaucrat flag kindly remove my sysop flag. Many thanks in advance. CT Cooper · talk 15:48, 16 August 2016 (BST)

Hi CT Cooper, I've gone ahead and removed the sysop flag. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 10:42, 17 August 2016 (BST)