Talk:Submissions

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Language

Are there any rules regarding what languages presentations should be held in? I am asking, because of an inquiry from a community member who does not speak any English but would like to make a presentation. He proposes to deliver it in Spanish. Can the proposal be submitted in Spanish (or other languages)? --Johannes Rohr 11:18, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

This is a great question; thank you for asking. The conference's official proceedings will be conducted in English, although discussions outside of presentations will of course be multilingual. Therefore, the proposal should be submitted in English. I am sure there are many community members who would be happy to assist with the proposal translation (they may note that below...). Unfortunately, we don't have the budget for translation services at the conference, so the community member would need to plan to deliver the presentation in English or have another person join his presentation to translate. The presenter should also be mindful that any additional translation time will likely significantly impact the time he has to deliver his remarks. Thanks very much! Metabrarian 00:52, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for answering! I see that offering interpretation services would be burdensome, however another option would be to simply permit presentations in languages other than English, too, in the spirit of multilingualism.. I am aware that this would be highly unusual for a conference, however, Wikipedia in itself is for the most part quite unusual...
However, I cannot help thinking that if all submissions need to be in English anyway, a multilingual submissions page is provoking false expectations. Thanks! --Johannes Rohr 15:01, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Interpretation was very good in Israel, but on the other hand there was only one stream with interpreting, and the choice of language was obvious. I suspect that it will be offered in the main language of future WikiManias. I see no reason, though that a presentation could not be made in another language with en: subtitles, and some help with the Q&A. Rich Farmbrough

Create page

didnt work for me when I tried itThelmadatter 02:49, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Your submission appears to be available now at Experimenting with Wikipedia at a Mexican university - was there a specific problem with which we can assist? Metabrarian 14:18, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Push back deadline?

Is it possible to push back the deadline for participation proposals until end of March so that the people receiving Wikimania scholarships will be already notified and could then submit a proposal? Or, should the scholarship applicants be explicitly encouraged to submit proposals for talks regardless of their certainty of attendance? Thanks! Jwild 01:50, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for the delayed reply (I missed a watch notification). Scholarship applicants should submit proposals for talks, even if they're not sure they will attend. Thanks! Metabrarian (talk) 19:02, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Request talk on editing scripts

There are a lot of supplementary scripts which one may use to automate some edits. I would like to request that someone who is broadly familiar with the most popular and useful scripts give an overview presentation on what is available and which kind of editors might be interested in checking out which scripts. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:34, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Translation

I translated this page for Portuguese. Do they put this page, in the board of translations. Eduardo P (talk) 19:56, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for translating. :) We are using the Translate extension here, which means translations can be done here. I copied your translations to there. Cheers. Aude (talk) 20:08, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Add Wikiversity to the Overview list of projects

Can Wikiversity be added to the list of Wikimedia projects appearing in the overview. Thanks! --Lbeaumont (talk) 12:12, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Move up list of submissions?

RE: "For a list of currently submitted submissions, see Wikimania 2012 submissions." Doesn't that need to be up on top? I had to actually search in the search box for Category:Wikimania submissions to find it myself and didn't find this link til second read through the next day. And actually I ended up at Category:Wikimania_submissions_by_topic which I like better (though I might have missed something and will have to look at raw list as well.) Carolmooredc (talk) 18:50, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikisource panel

I saw with pleasure that this year there are some proposed talks about Wikisource (my own is here): I asked in the Wikisource mailing list if there could be the opportunity of having a whole Wikisource panel and they told me to propose it here. I don't want to force any one, but maybe it would be a good opportunity to discuss about Wikisource in the same panel, viewing different facets of issues and opportunities. --Aubrey (talk) 20:07, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Unable to add Submission

Hi WikiMania Submissions, I am not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but I have been unable to add my submission title (or five other versions of it) as I keep on getting a "Bad title The requested page title was invalid, empty, or an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title. It may contain one or more characters which cannot be used in titles. Return to Main Page." notice. I imagine that there is some kind of glitch as I have tried all types of word order and styles. I realise that I am posting it very close to the deadline, but am unable to continue further in the submission process. I will try again first thing in the morning, just before the cut-off time - by which time I hope you have fixed the glitch, or at least told me what I am doing wrong! Looking forward to submitting my presentation! Islahaddow (talk) 19:01, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Unable to add Submission

Hi WikiMania Submissions, I am not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but I have been unable to add my submission title (or five other versions of it) as I keep on getting a "Bad title The requested page title was invalid, empty, or an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title. It may contain one or more characters which cannot be used in titles. Return to Main Page." notice. I imagine that there is some kind of glitch as I have tried all types of word order and styles. I realise that I am posting it very close to the deadline, but am unable to continue further in the submission process. I will try again first thing in the morning, just before the cut-off time - by which time I hope you have fixed the glitch, or at least told me what I am doing wrong! Looking forward to submitting my presentation! Islahaddow (talk) 19:01, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting us know. I don't see a record in recent changes of your efforts to know what's happening with the title. If you still can't get it to work, could you copy and paste your submission below, and we'll move it into a new submission for you? Thanks! Metabrarian (talk) 19:10, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Notification of acceptance?

Haven't gotten any yet. Does that mean not accepted? :-( On the other hand the main page still says that submissions are being reviewed. Can we get a little update (if only changing the date from April 8th to something in the future). --Dschwen (talk) 23:10, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

I wish to back the request up. We understand that delays may occur, I'm sure we all do. However, I believe it is very unfair not to notify about the delay at all, especially since it is so important for many people to be able to plan their journey in advance (as in: big advance, due to costs). Airwolf (talk) 16:09, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
If anyone HAS gotten an acceptance, would you let us know so that we can imagine ourselves on some kind of wait list or second tier?Georgiasouthernlynn (talk) 16:33, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
I haven't got a notification too.... --Geiserich77 (talk) 20:15, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi all. From what I am aware, there is a delay in submission acceptance, I asked someone to change the date to reflect this, but it looks like they forgot. I'll ask someone again to update the date to let you know when - I imagine it's going to be sometime this weekend. Thehelpfulone (talk) 10:16, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Mh, looks like it wasn't. And not the next weekend either. And still no "official" word. But Wikimania is still on, right? --Dschwen (talk) 02:52, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
Heh yes it is. I'll ask someone from the organising team to comment here. Thehelpfulone (talk) 17:57, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Yay!! i got a notification of acceptance. See you in D.C.! --Dschwen (talk) 21:55, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

How can I get the list of accepted papers?

Is there any way to get a list of accepted papers for last conferences or maybe this year conference also? Thanks, DarKnight2012 (talk) 22:51, 29 May 2012 (UTC)