[Wikimedia-l] Open call for Project Grant proposals (Feb 13-Mar 14)

2017-02-13 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi everyone, The Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program launches its third open call today, February 13. We will be accepting proposals through March 14 for new ideas to improve Wikimedia projects. < https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project> Funds are available to support

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread Risker
What Vito said. The Wikimedia Foundation Endowment is *not* notable, and in fact if a similar article had been written about a similar non-Wikimedia related endowment, I'd be busy trying to figure out who the paid editor was who was creating such an article. Because, yes, that draft is precisely

Re: [Wikimedia-l] community survey request

2017-02-13 Thread Bill Takatoshi
On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:03 PM, Nathan wrote: > > What would your intended use of the results of such a survey be? How do you > think the community, or any group of people, should interpret, value and > react to the results? I only intend that the results be published as soon

Re: [Wikimedia-l] community survey request

2017-02-13 Thread Nathan
What would your intended use of the results of such a survey be? How do you think the community, or any group of people, should interpret, value and react to the results? On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 7:59 PM, Bill Takatoshi wrote: > When a contentious question about the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] community survey request

2017-02-13 Thread Bill Takatoshi
When a contentious question about the community's opinion is preventing consideration of one or more proposals, what is the best way forward, in general? I am considering commissioning a survey of community opinion from a neutral and respected third party who has published a well-received survey

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread Vi to
I find all of these to be deeply non relevant. Though they might be relevant according to standard en.wiki practice, I wonder whatever someone would had written a line about a to-be-created relatively small endowment of a website(s) or people managing it, unless it was "our" website(s). Also I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
Not quite what you were after, Fæ, but I've started a draft of an enwp article on the endowment at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mike_Peel/Wikimedia_Endowment If anyone else wants to help write this, then please edit away!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread Anna Stillwell
The second link you offered, Fae, is the wrong Niels Christian Nielsen. /a On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM, Fæ wrote: > +1 on the request for links to all the past meeting agendas and > publicly published minutes. I will be very interested to read any > declarations of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread
+1 on the request for links to all the past meeting agendas and publicly published minutes. I will be very interested to read any declarations of conflicts of interest. The board is intended to eventually control $100,000,000, so should be seen to be applying absolutely the most transparent and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread James Salsman
Regarding https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/02/13/niels-christian-nielsen-endowment-board/ What have the funds of the organizations Nielsen manages returned? Have they matched the returns of commercial endowment-grade mutual funds? I refer to my comments here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Asaf Bartov
It's okay that some people disagree with this moderation action (others agree, even if they do not say so on-list). This list is not moderated by whole-list-consensus. I have provided the reason for moderation, without going into details. To do so would be to invite drama, which moderation

[Wikimedia-l] Wes Moran

2017-02-13 Thread Victoria Coleman
Hi everyone, By now you will all have heard that Wes has decided to find a new adventure and will be leaving the Foundation. I wanted to take a moment and offer my sincere thanks to him not only for his contribution to the Foundation and the Movement these past two years (which has been

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes at WMF

2017-02-13 Thread Pine W
Hi Wes, I want to thank you for persevering through thick and thin, and your courtesy and receptivity. I am more grateful to you than you know, and I hope to keep in touch with you after you depart WMF. Toby, thank you for stepping up. I think you're a good choice for this role. Regards, Pine

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes at WMF

2017-02-13 Thread Shlomi Fish
Hi Wes, On Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:19:03 -0500 Wes Moran wrote: > Hello everyone, > > After a great deal of consideration, I have decided that I need to take a > different path for my life and I am moving on from the Wikimedia > Foundation. I have struggled with this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes at WMF

2017-02-13 Thread Katherine Maher
Wes, Thank you for everything. We are going to certainly miss you! For those who have been here a shorter length of time, or don’t know Wes as well, I want to take a moment to recognize his contributions. Wes joined us in April 2015 as the leader of the newly-created Discovery team, entering

[Wikimedia-l] Changes at WMF

2017-02-13 Thread Wes Moran
Hello everyone, After a great deal of consideration, I have decided that I need to take a different path for my life and I am moving on from the Wikimedia Foundation. I have struggled with this decision as I have great admiration for the mission and the people here. I have great appreciation for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
There are words in other languages that have a rude, upleasant, disrespectful or pejorative meaning in British English. For an amusing list of examples, see the Oxford Dictionary blog at http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/02/words-that-sound-rude/ I presume that I'm entitled to be complain

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Florence Devouard
Same in French... Le 13/02/2017 à 12:35, John Erling Blad a écrit : It is common to refer to those that cooperated with the Nazis during WWII as "kollaboratører" (kollaborators) in Norwegian too. https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kollaborat%C3%B8r Translating between languages are fun! =) John

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread John Erling Blad
It is common to refer to those that cooperated with the Nazis during WWII as "kollaboratører" (kollaborators) in Norwegian too. https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kollaborat%C3%B8r Translating between languages are fun! =) John 13. feb. 2017 09.08 skrev "Jane Darnell" : … The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Jane Darnell
Believe me, I hear you! On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:22 AM, Austin Hair wrote: > On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Jane Darnell wrote: > > When I first read this I didn't think twice about it, because Gerard has > > often gone over the 30 message limit, so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Romaine Wiki
Calling that anyone who does not want a banner = someone who does not care for our colleagues, is very very disrespectful. That is way beyond the line of what can be accepted. Romaine Op maandag 13 februari 2017 heeft Jane Darnell het volgende geschreven: > When I first

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Austin Hair
On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Jane Darnell wrote: > When I first read this I didn't think twice about it, because Gerard has > often gone over the 30 message limit, so nothing new. But after reading > later comments I see that he was disrespectful? I don't think so. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Jane Darnell
When I first read this I didn't think twice about it, because Gerard has often gone over the 30 message limit, so nothing new. But after reading later comments I see that he was disrespectful? I don't think so. I checked and indeed he didn't go over his limit in January. The only disrespectful