Thank you for sharing your experience with micro-grants and offering an
experimental and responsive procedure. It's definitely a good model to
consider. As we enter our planning year for the strategic direction our
team will be soliciting ideas from the community and looking at
Thank you for bringing the wording on our meta page to my attention. I will
be updating the page with the new changes effective July 1st. Yes, we are
instituting the application window of 1st - 15th of the month to facilitate
a quicker response time. As I mentioned in my previous
The whole framing of this question is misguided. There are lots of
people whose work is undervalued on Wikipedia for a lot of reasons.
If there is an effort to reach out to a particular group of volunteers
that is underrepresented then that should be celebrated as a positive
contribution to our
The main reason we have virus outbreaks is the way a lot of users click on
email attachments and on programs they have just downloaded from the net.
Users are warned time and time again, but they do it anyway. Once we get a
large enough base of desktop linux users, we will have the same problems.
"Imagine a world, where all windows installations have turned off their
Den man. 7. maj 2018 kl. 17.09 skrev Shlomi Fish :
> Hi Gabriel,
> On Mon, 7 May 2018 14:02:44 +0100
> Gabriel Thullen wrote:
> > I am
On Mon, 7 May 2018 14:02:44 +0100
Gabriel Thullen wrote:
> I am also a Linux advocate, and have been so for years (decades?). That
> been said, I imagine that there are still more people using Windows XP than
> there are people using Linux. Last time I checked
On Mon, 07 May 2018 13:20:22 +
Eduardo Testart wrote:
> I believe that the problem is with your particular brand of antivirus,
> eventhough they all block a bit more or less to prevent certain risks.
> Nevertheless, making an extrapolation to every
I usually push diversity in any situation but only after I got a core quality
group of volunteer. the first degree of diversity is the diversity based on
wiki activity, IMHO.. I care about the rest and I try to be honest if I go in
that direction and why I do that. If anyone is offended for
I believe that the problem is with your particular brand of antivirus,
eventhough they all block a bit more or less to prevent certain risks.
Nevertheless, making an extrapolation to every antivirus from the
experience with only one brand, and concluding "they do more harm than
The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed this Tuesday, May 8,
2018 at 11:30 AM (PDT), 18:30 (UTC). (Please note this meeting is on
Tuesday this month).
YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7cHxlGgEt4
As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at
I am also a Linux advocate, and have been so for years (decades?). That
been said, I imagine that there are still more people using Windows XP than
there are people using Linux. Last time I checked (october 2017) it was
something like 5% using XP and less than 1% using linux, all distros
I have been a Linux advocate for almost a decade now and from 'my past
experience', I can tell you have opened a topic of a huge discussion about
people should switch to Linux Desktops (which is off-topic here). But I
respectfully disagree with your statement, "anti-virus programs usually do
On 7 May 2018 at 05:10, Romaine Wiki wrote:
> I recently received an e-mail
> from a user in the Wikimedia movement who has (temporarily?) stopped
> contributing as she is not happy with a specific aspect of the atmosphere
> in Wikimedia.
> She was invited to participate
On Thu, 3 May 2018 19:27:16 -0500
John Bennett wrote:
> Many of you may have been receiving emails in the last 24 hours warning you
> of "Multiple failed attempts to log in" with your account. I wanted to let
> you know that the Wikimedia Foundation's Security
Yes I totally agree with this. The problem is actually two-fold; we lack
the women contributors, and the current notability rules cause us to talk
in circles about how to protect new female contributors from being put off
by the systemic bias inherent in our internal processes. You don't have to
I think the problems not in trying to fix the imbalance in knowledge,
something for which history has big role in what and how information was
even still is recorded. I think the presumption that when we ask women to
edit about women we predispose the assumption that women are only
On 7 May 2018 at 10:01, FRED BAUDER wrote:
> Women editors might have something to add about nursing and the history of
> nursing that adds gender-specific value, increasing our coverage of the
> subject. So a workshop at a nursing convention might be valuable.
Women editors might have something to add about nursing and the history of
nursing that adds gender-specific value, increasing our coverage of the
subject. So a workshop at a nursing convention might be valuable.
- Original Message -
From: Amir E. Aharoni
2018-05-07 9:55 GMT+03:00 Jane Darnell :
> It's funny - after reading your mail I wondered if I had read Romaine's
> mail correctly.
You had probably read it correctly.
Generally, I'm wondering whether direct invitations to women or people of
color (or women of
Women and other unrepresented people are invited to edit, to become skilled in
editing (lots of practice and experience needed), and get well-deserved credit
for excellence, but it is a process. Everyone stumbles at first, the point is
not run anyone off or blame the difficulties associated
I am adding a page with national politicians from Africa.. When people add
any of them, add their nationality or their terms, it will update in a
Listeria page. Currently there are some twenty countries I follow. The good
news: an interest from people from Nigeria :)
It's funny - after reading your mail I wondered if I had read Romaine's
mail correctly. Rereading both it seems that is exactly what you were
trying to say - we all carry our own little bundle of biases with us
whereever we go and whatever we read. When I read Romaine's mail I stopped
I think you ask good questions, but some answers are not easy to find.
From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of
Amir E. Aharoni
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 8:03 AM
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l]
This is a sensitive topic, and I'm a white man myself, so please slap me if
I say something dumb.
2018-05-07 7:10 GMT+03:00 Romaine Wiki :
> What has happened?
> She was invited to participate in a Wikimedia activity, because:
> 1. she is a woman
> 2. she is from a
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