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Who is Who in Wikimedia Belgium


WMBE CONTACTS General and press

A Who'who located on the Contact page of the board members has been created and filled with basic data as they are already publicly known, Boardmembers will update/correct/personalise their info as they see fit.
Board members involved in Press contacts will have a similar contact table be mentioned on our Press page. --DerekvG (talk) 15:13, 29 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS  : WIKINAUTS who would like to be contacted by the press (WARNING careful this is not as glamourous as it looks, and could have severe consequences for your privacy!!!!) and share their experiences as Wiki-contributor of the BELGIAN Wiki-community can leave us a note with their personal data and will be added to the contacts on the WMBE press-page
Any of the above volunteers who wants to get ( participate in ) a media training can contact DerekvG . a plan to organise such a training is being prepared by WMBE board --DerekvG (talk) 15:13, 29 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

budget 2015 S2


Preparation Budget/Grant 2015 S2  : Wikimedia Belgium members or volunteeres who have projectplans, suggestion or comments for the 2nd semester budget

projectplans, suggestion or comments for the 2nd semester budget please remit before June 21st

suggesties voor budget H2


Voor de voorbereiding van het budget h2 heb ik volgend voorstel : investering van +/- 1500 € ik heb 3 offertes en de goedkoopste is 1450 zonder afleverkosten) voor de aanschaf van een beamer en PA voor het geven van educatieve presentaties (Wiki_Loves_Art_2016/sideprojects Het huren van een beamer en scherm kost tussen de 60 en 85 euro per dag zonder een PA die nog eens tussen de 70 en 90 € per dag kost. minmaal kost dit dus 130 € per avond, we kunnen daar geen bijdrage voor vragen (organisatoren stellen gratis koffie en frisdrank ter beschikking) bus in 10 a 12 presentaties is dit terug verdient.--DerekvG (talk) 15:02, 25 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

ondertussen naar wiki loves art verplaatst--DerekvG (talk) 10:29, 4 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

budget 2016 h1


Preparation Budget/Grant 2016 S1  : Wikimedia Belgium members or volunteeres who have projectplans, suggestion or comments for the 1st semester 2016 budget



CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS  : WIKINAUTS who would like to contribute in Following projects :

  • - Volunteers to create presentations and trainingsmaterial in English (NL-> EN)
  • - Volunteers to create presentations and trainingsmaterial in dutch / in het Nederlands Wiki_Loves_Art_2016/sideprojects
    • - about contributing to wiki-projects
    • - about photography, making sound or video recordings
  • - Volunteers to help organise workshops in their area (currently Flanders) Wiki_Loves_Art_2016/sideprojects
  • - Volunteers to give/facilitate workshops & presentations (in Flanders) Wiki_Loves_Art_2016/sideprojects
  • - Volunteers with a teaching background / experience to reach other volunteers to help give interactive workshops Wiki_Loves_Art_2016/sideprojects

Wikimedia Belgium approved as chapter by the Board of Trustees


Hello all,

Today I can officially announce the happy news that Wikimedia Belgium is recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation as chapter (and formally need to found WMBE and sign documents/agreements). After the approval of the Affiliations Committee on 23 June 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has approved with a meeting on 6 August 2014 at Wikimania in London the resolution for the recognition of Wikimedia Belgium. This resolution has been published on 29 August.

Now we can take our next steps in the foundation of Wikimedia Belgium.


Be welcome at one of the activities of Wikimedia Belgium!

Romaine (talk) 22:49, 2 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

PS: Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in Belgium and Luxembourg is our first activity: [|]

Rounding up Wikimedia Belgium constitution


We are now in the process of finalizing the founding of the Wikimedia Belgium vzw.

I think we should clean up this portal page, move all the projectstuff to the archives, and make a decent introduction of the new asociation. We should present our past projects and events, show an agenda of up coming and planned events, calls for future events to be organised, and a general box to handle our association's official business --DerekvG (talk) 17:37, 23 September 2014 (UTC)Reply



--DerekvG (talk) 22:07, 9 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

official constitution


The dutch Statuten page has been finalised.

  • can someone correct the Statuts_(fr) and transfer the latest edits to the french version
  • can someone coorect the Statutes_(en) and transfer the latest edit to the english version

A request is made to lock the dutch Statuten page for further edits --DerekvG (talk) 18:24, 22 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Wikinic 7 juni 2015 in Louveigné


This section has been removed. An user banned on nl.wikipedia for sockpuppet and other disruptive activities wanted to organize a picnic at fr.wikipedia, removed from this local project and without any endorsement from a trusted user known on Wikimedia projects. Furthermore, they is now banned from fr.wikipedia by a former steward with the comment « troll ».

What does a banned username at dutch wikipedia have to do with an event in Belgium? Also why are you accusing me in public to be the banned sockpuppet meta:Vandalism reports/BogaertB?
The Wikinic in Louveigné announced by Kolonel_Zeiksnor is a bogus event, it was a personal initiative by the individual in question and has nothing to do with Wikimedia Belgium
THERE IS NO EVENT IN LOUVEIGNE(SPRIMONT) if you turn up at this evetn you might even get arrested because no authorisation has been given or requested form the local Bourgemstreś office, for any kind of public envent like a wikinic / picnic or whatsoever for jun 7th !!!! --DerekvG (talk) 10:53, 4 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

User:Kolonel Zeiksnor



Would someone know who is Kolonel Zeiksnor?

We suspect this user could be a banned sockpuppet, see meta:Vandalism reports/BogaertB. --Dereckson (talk) 19:38, 26 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hello, that is me. My former sockpuppet at fr wikipedia is Jos met zijn bromfiets. Welcome to Wikimedia Belgique Dereckson :) De Kolonel (talk) 19:42, 26 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
Well, we're discussing about this issue on #wikimedia-stewards. People there, stewards and nl.wikipedia administrators along, are very suspicious on the capability of Kolonel Zeiksnor to organize an event. It could exist a risk for contributors to go to this event. --Dereckson (talk) 20:23, 26 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
Removed degoratory and stalking comments. --Dereckson (talk) 21:42, 27 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
To clarify, nobody has accused the user Kolonel Zeiksnor of having threatened an user. A checkuser request has been made to verify if the user Kolonel Zeiksnor connection information matches or not the connection information of the person who had such a pattern of abuse, including threatened other users, amongst them Esprit Fugace at a pique-nique. The fact both of them use pique-nique as opportunity for harassment or trollism is a pattern or a coincidence, this is to the CU to help to find elements about that. --Dereckson (talk) 18:46, 28 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Conferentie Nederland, November 28th, 2015 in Utrecht


Hello, also in 2015 Wikimedia Nederland holds its annual conference. This time we will be a little bit more conscious about sessions in English. Please read our call for speakers, and consider to come to Utrecht. We connect people in the Netherlands who are interested in Wikipedia, free knowledge and our other topics. --Ziko (talk) 10:11, 27 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Please give your suggestions for activities during the next Semester 2016...

  • Wikipedia 15th anniversary

Journal Libre


Goedemiddag, hello, bonjour,

J'ai démarré un projet de Journal Libre pour la recherche scientifique. Ayant pour but de produire la recherche sous une forme ouverte, gratuite tout en conservant une revue par les pairs. Ceci me semble en parfait accord avec votre Communiqué de presse de la fondation de Wikimédia Belgique (...cela inclut la recherche scientifique...). Mon objectif est en effet que la publication de la recherche sur financement publique soit diffusée de la sorte. La Belgique ayant il me semble une certaine avance dans la production des connaissances nouvelles produites sous la forme de biens collectif[1][2], je l'invite à ne pas attendre en la matière les francophones français.

Le projet sur la wikiversité est ici. Une version anglophone a démarré sous Enipedia un wiki spécialisé sur ma thématique. Vous êtes évidement libre de dupliquer le contenu en un projet similaire sous vous outils respectifs.

Si cela vous intéresse effectivement, n'hésitez pas à me le faire savoir.



--RP87 (talk) 14:22, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

  2. Modèle de Liège [1]

Salut RP87, je viens de remettre cette page dans ma liste de suivit et tombe sur ton message. J'espère que tu vas bien et je te souhaite une année 2018 prometteuse. Côté Journal Libre, je compte remettre le pied à l'étrier dans le cadre de mes nouvelles activités au sein d'un l'aboratoire d'anthropologie et de mon parcour de doctorant. On en reparle donc sur Wikiversité quand les choses se mettent en place. A bientôt ! Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, désolé pour ma dysorthographie 14:19, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Salut Lionel,
Ça va assez ici. J'espère que de ton côté aussi.
Je suis invité au colloque '' à la fin du mois où j'espère pouvoir en discuté.
Si tu es installé en tant que doctorant maintenant (félicitation) je serais super content de voir comment ça peut évoluer. Si tu envisages une carrière académique, ce sera sans doute un sujet sensible. Mais côté français, je crois que l'université va devoir pas mal se secouer vers un horizon 'libriste' si elle ne veut pas se faire canibaliser dans la tendance déjà bien avancée du 'capitalisme néo-libéral'. Ça ouvre sans doute une fenêtre.
On se tient au jus.
--21:53, 3 May 2018 (UTC)



Hi. I can see that this project is in script error. I would happily fix that, but I would have to – at least temporarily – become an admin here to do that (because the relevant pages are in the MediaWiki namespace). If you want me to fix this, you can grant me admin rights and I will fix this as soon as I can. Nirmos (talk) 22:24, 8 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hi Nirmos, sorry for this big delay on this reply. Here is the list of all bureaucrats of this wiki : maybe you can contact them one by one ? Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, désolé pour ma dysorthographie 14:12, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Translation notification


@Romaine: do you think there is a reason not to get wmgUseTranslationNotifications enabled for this wiki?

This is an option enabled on meta and some other chapters wiki to notify people for translation-related events. --Dereckson (talk) 18:08, 11 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Twitter account


Hi there !

I follow with love the wikimedia-be twitter account to keep up to date with news, events, and information about the chapter. But when I look at the timeline, I'd say 90% of the tweets doesn't interest me. In fact, you feed my timeline with spams.


  • if I'm the only one with this problem, I can block your retweets (and potentially miss some great news about Wikimedia in Belgium) ;
  • if not, maybe you should consider reducing your activity on twitter.

Please, let me know… --Hildepont (talk) 23:33, 6 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi Hildepont, Thank you for your interest in Wikimedia Belgium!
Our main news channel for informing our Wikimedia community is through our Newsletter to what people can subscribe. In this newsletter we collect news, events, and other news related to Wikimedia in Belgium. Our Twitter account is intended to reach a broader public and to connect to as many people as possible. On Twitter we try to tweet and retweet only about those subjects that are useful for the people we reach out to, meaning about our activities, but also about those subjects that can be of interest for them. Our mission is to reach out to as many people as possible and connect with them.
From time to time we are also active in certain events, and then you may see some more retweets passing by to show to our public what interesting is passing by on site. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 07:48, 10 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Wiki 4 Coop


Hello everyone,

I come to you to invite to re-read the submission of a new partnership project between the Wikimedia movement and the Belgian NGOs. The project is titled Wiki 4 Coop and I invite you to discover its submission page on Meta-Wiki. Do not hesitate to endorse the project if you like it and even correct my English if you have a little time. A beautiful end of day for all of you, Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, désolé pour ma dysorthographie 12:27, 17 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Nieuw project


Beste iedereen, Er wordt druk gewerkt aan een heropstart van Wikinieuws. De procedure tot lancering is opgestart: . Wie een duwtje in de rug wil geven om het project meer slaagkans te geven kan overwegen een steunbetuiging (support stem) te schrijven. Ook meewerken (al is het maar een kleine bijdrage) wordt sterk gewaardeerd. Ik hou iedereen op de hoogte van verdere ontwikkelingen! :) Vriendelijke groet, --Livenws (talk) 22:58, 29 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Wikiwoordenboek Lexemen in bulk opladen naar Wikidata


Wikiwoordenboek Lexemen in bulk opladen naar Wikidata is a new project for the Wiki Woordenboek to upload Dutch Lexemes to d:Wikidata in a structured way. Geertivp (talk) 09:03, 9 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

Miscategorization of the Newsletters



A lot of Newsletters article are classified into a sub-category of Category:Translations needed (either for Dutch, French or German). I guess it's because of the use of the Template:Title in the articles, while each language has its own page (the template has only one language and that is why the article is categorized in "Translations needed into ..."). Am I right ? How to fix it ? Is it with a simple {{DISPLAYTITLE:XXX}} instead of {{Title|lang=XXX}} ?

Best regards,

Jona (talk) 10:11, 8 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Correct, Jona, I have tried the change with Newsletter/2020-09/fr, and it works. I will do it for the other languages as well. Thanks for notifying me, and for correcting any remaining errors. Geertivp (talk) 14:14, 8 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Join the new Regional Committees for Grants


Dear all,

We hope this email finds you well and safe. The COVID 19 situation continues to affect many of us across the globe and our thoughts are with everyone affected. We are also aware that there are several processes currently in progress that demand volunteer time and we do not want to add more work to anyone's plate.

We do want to draw your attention to our new Regional Committees for Grants though as they are an opportunity for you to have an active say in the future of our Movement!

📣 So today, we invite you to join our new Regional Committees for Grants! 📣

We encourage Wikimedians and Free Knowledge advocates to be part of the new Regional Committees that the WMF Community Resources team is setting up as part of the grants strategy relaunch [2]. You will be a key strategic thought partner to help understand the complexities of any region, provide knowledge and expertise to applicants, to support successful movement activities, and make funding decisions for grant applications in the region.

👉Find out more on meta [3].

Regional Committees will be established for the following regions:

  • Middle East and Africa
  • SAARC [4] region (Includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
  • East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific (ESEAP) region
  • Latin America (LATAM) and The Caribbean
  • United States and Canada
  • Northern and Western Europe
  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

👉All details about the Committees and how to apply can be found on meta [5]. Applications have to be submitted by June 4, 2021!

If you have any questions or comments, please use the meta discussion page [6].

Please do share this announcement widely with your Network.

Best wishes, 09:51, 21 May 2021 (UTC) on behalf of the Community Resources TeamReply

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1


Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 1, June 2021Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code, and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.

Please note, this is the first issue of UCoC Newsletter which is delivered to all subscribers and projects as an announcement of the initiative. If you want the future issues delivered to your talk page, village pumps, or any specific pages you find appropriate, you need to subscribe here.

You can help us by translating the newsletter issues in your languages to spread the news and create awareness of the new conduct to keep our beloved community safe for all of us. Please add your name here if you want to be informed of the draft issue to translate beforehand. Your participation is valued and appreciated.

  • Affiliate consultations – Wikimedia affiliates of all sizes and types were invited to participate in the UCoC affiliate consultation throughout March and April 2021. (continue reading)
  • 2021 key consultations – The Wikimedia Foundation held enforcement key questions consultations in April and May 2021 to request input about UCoC enforcement from the broader Wikimedia community. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable discussions – The UCoC facilitation team hosted two 90-minute-long public roundtable discussions in May 2021 to discuss UCoC key enforcement questions. More conversations are scheduled. (continue reading)
  • Phase 2 drafting committee – The drafting committee for the phase 2 of the UCoC started their work on 12 May 2021. Read more about their work. (continue reading)
  • Diff blogs – The UCoC facilitators wrote several blog posts based on interesting findings and insights from each community during local project consultation that took place in the 1st quarter of 2021. (continue reading)

The discussion vote about the licenses for Abstract content and Function Implementations

“Event”:The discussion vote about the licences for Abstract content and Function Implementations
When:Until 2021-12-15 09:59:59 UTC guaranteed.
Links:Discussion voteConceptConcept as the practical example
The vote questions
What Licence
Abstract content CC-BY-SA vs CC0? Or anothers?
Function Implementations Apache vs GPL? Or anothers?

✍️ Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 17:01, 13 December 2021 (UTC)Reply

Usage of TranslateExtension


Hello everyone, I noticed that the TranslateExtension is installed in this wiki, but not in use. The only related discussion that I have found was Talk:Community Forum/archief/01062015#Request for Translation administrator in 2012. I would like to hear your opinions if this extension should be used here or not. If not, I would suggest to remove the extension. --Ameisenigel (talk) 13:22, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Vogone, SPQRobin, Romaine: Ping participants of the previous discussion. --Ameisenigel (talk) 15:27, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Geertivp, Dereckson, Lionel Scheepmans, M0tty, MADe: Do you have any opinion on this? --Ameisenigel (talk) 15:20, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hi @Ameisenigel, in fact we didn't use this extension for the reason explained in 2012. But I can imagine that since this time, the extension has changed a lot. If it's much easier to use it now and if there is somewhere, tutorials for learning how to use it, maybe we can see if we can check it one more time. Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, désolé pour ma dysorthographie 19:09, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Ameisenigel, I recently started this Meta:Translate extension on meta, and I wlll start to use on this website as of now. Thanks for informing us. Nice tool. Less complicated than the templates we have been using till now... Geertivp (talk) 11:39, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hi @Geertivp, do you thing that the tool can be use for translate the book Le mouvement Wikimédia to The Wikimedia movement ? Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, désolé pour ma dysorthographie 17:04, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
The Translate extension is not installed on And I think it is not possible to do so because and b.en are separate servers. The translation tool always creates subpages with a suffix on the same server. Geertivp (talk) 21:08, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply