[Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Status report #1

2016-01-20 Thread Danny Horn
Hi everyone, We've posted the Community Tech team's first status report on our progress with the Community Wishlist Survey, and you're invited to come and check it out: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Status_report_1 In November and December, we invited active

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-20 Thread Pete Forsyth
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 5:51 PM, Marc A. Pelletier wrote: > On 2016-01-19 12:53 PM, Pine W wrote: > >> The constitutional crisis that WMF created by using Superprotect to force >> Image VIewer on the communities [...] >> > > ... except that this is not what happened. While

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-20 Thread George Herbert
There was a finding of civil, not criminal, liability in the case. Against the companies as a whole not individuals. Generally such never becomes individual liability or criminality. George William Herbert Sent from my iPhone > On Jan 20, 2016, at 6:12 PM, Ricordisamoa

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-20 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Marc A. Pelletier wrote: > On 2016-01-19 12:53 PM, Pine W wrote: >> >> The constitutional crisis that WMF created by using Superprotect to force >> Image VIewer on the communities [...] > > > ... except that this is not what happened. While

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-20 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 2016-01-20 10:09 PM, Risker wrote: Marc is not a member of the WMF staff. [anymore]. But yeah, that was my personal opinion only and not any sort of staff-like thing - I was never involved in superprotect or its deployment. I was hacking happily at Wikimania in London when I saw (a)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-20 Thread Risker
On 20 January 2016 at 22:08, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: > On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Marc A. Pelletier > wrote: > > On 2016-01-19 12:53 PM, Pine W wrote: > >> > >> The constitutional crisis that WMF created by using Superprotect to > force > >> Image

[Wikimedia-l] Posting of 2015-16 Risks Document

2016-01-20 Thread Amy Vossbrinck
Hello All: Thanks to an alert Community Member, it has come to our attention that due to an oversight, the 2015-16 Risks Document was not posted with the 2015-16 Annual Plan. We apologize for that. Traditionally the Risks Document has been a part of the Annual Plan, either included in the text

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A page about new editors in different projects

2016-01-20 Thread Asaf Bartov
It is indeed one of my favorite community ideas on the Hebrew Wikipedia. Some of you have heard me pitch it at conferences. Let me add a couple of notes: It is an excellent and popular way to *celebrate* (not just describe) good-faith new contributors. The way it works is a couple of volunteers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Posting of 2015-16 Risks Document

2016-01-20 Thread Asaf Bartov
direct link here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2015-2016_Annual_Plan#Wikimedia_Foundation_Risks A. On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Amy Vossbrinck wrote: > Hello All: > > Thanks to an alert Community Member, it has come to our attention that due > to an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A page about new editors in different projects

2016-01-20 Thread Risker
On 20 January 2016 at 17:51, Andy Mabbett wrote: > On 20 January 2016 at 20:56, Asaf Bartov wrote: > > > It is an excellent and popular way to *celebrate* (not just describe) > > good-faith new contributors. The way it works is a couple of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A page about new editors in different projects

2016-01-20 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 20 January 2016 at 20:56, Asaf Bartov wrote: > It is an excellent and popular way to *celebrate* (not just describe) > good-faith new contributors. The way it works is a couple of volunteers > who run the page look for a relatively new contributor who seems to have >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-20 Thread
We are now approaching 2 weeks since the open letter to the Chairman of the WMF board. There has been no formal response, nor any commitment to take action. Consequently a simple open and public vote of confidence for Geshuri's appointment has been created. Link:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A common product development process (was Re: Profile of Magnus Manske)

2016-01-20 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, One issue is that with phabricator the discussion has been largely moved to .. phabricator. That is normal however, following what happens there and finding where a discussion should/could rage takes a substantial effort. For me phabricator is a painful experience, it often does not work for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A common product development process (was Re: Profile of Magnus Manske)

2016-01-20 Thread Pine W
Quim, I like the tone of these proposals. I particularly like the concepts (some of which you mentioned) of: * Limited-scale A/B tests in the wild prior to 100% deployments * Community involvement in the ideation and early product design phases * Well-designed, short surveys with appropriate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A common product development process (was Re: Profile of Magnus Manske)

2016-01-20 Thread Jane Darnell
+1 I also like this tone and agree both with everything Magnus has claimed and with Quim's ideas of opening specific Phabricator tasks to move forward. I think a big problem is how to inform people during product launch. I think the media viewer would have been launched more smoothly if the viewer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-20 Thread Magnus Manske
On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:58 AM Todd Allen wrote: > Once the VisualEditor was fit for purpose and a good deployment strategy > had been developed, the English Wikipedia community overwhelmingly > supported rolling it out. ( > >