Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-26 Thread Ilario valdelli
This is true, but it's true also that the discussion is now restricted to few members and groups. I can personally say that the communities (and when I speak about communities I speak about people not being able to speak english or not following the international mailing list) are ignoring

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Celebrating Wikimania 2018 online

2018-07-26 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
Hi ​ Yaroslav , I'm working with Mozambique as well. I've been thinking about adding all those divisions to Wikidata, and then generating the Wikipédia articles from that info (not "live", though, just copying the information). I believe it would be much quicker, and would fill and correct

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Celebrating Wikimania 2018 online

2018-07-26 Thread Yaroslav Blanter
Hi Gerard, when you come to Mozambique, pls let me know, there are reliable sources down to the third level administrative divisions. For example, the two sources present in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzi_District are available for every district (though I so far only added about half of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia app

2018-07-26 Thread Jan Ainali
Well, the alt attribute is usually set in an img tag in HTML. So if you are sharing to any place that does not render HTML (like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc) this is not of much help even if the app would try to set it.. But for these places, there should be an option for easily getting the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Celebrating Wikimania 2018 online

2018-07-26 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, I do blog and tweet using #AfricaGap.. At this time I am adding countries and their "administrative and territorial entities" in Wikidata. In many a Wikipedia, they want to have "human settlements" linked to the lowest level and these to every time a higher level. What I do is add more and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia\tapp

2018-07-26 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 26 July 2018 at 13:03, Delphine Dallison wrote: > I don't know if that function is included in the tool that John mentioned > but if it doesn't I don't think it should preclude people from using it as > you can use other strategies for making these posts available. > Inclusion should be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia\tapp

2018-07-26 Thread Delphine Dallison
Hi Andy, "Unless there is also a mechanism for including the text /as text/, usually by using the "alt" attribute (sometimes erroneously referred to as "alt text", I hope people won't do this." Thanks for highlighting the importance of using the "alt" attribute/"alt text" for making images

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia app

2018-07-26 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 25 July 2018 at 14:14, John Lubbock wrote: > Just wanted to make you all aware of a useful new feature of the Wikipedia > mobile app. You can share text from any Wikipedia page as a nice image Unless there is also a mechanism for including the text /as text/, usually by using the "alt"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-26 Thread Mario Gómez
I will not post actual evidence to this mailing list. My notes as of Sunday are already sent to functionaries and I'm sure they will act on it themselves. As I collect more evidence, I might open a sockpuppet investigation on English Wikipedia anyway if there is enough of it to continue even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Celebrating Wikimania 2018 online

2018-07-26 Thread KuboF Hromoslav
Great idea Romaine! I am now working on Esperanto Wikivoyage (in Incubator), mostly to make it fully working. Now I am finishing Europe and immediately after that I will focus on Africa (not only for the Africagap and to help our colleagues but also to support tourism and facilitate meetings in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia app

2018-07-26 Thread Sailesh Patnaik
Hey John, I have been using that feature from a very long time, earlier it was known as Share a fact but now it's share an image option on Wikipedia mobile app. I have also shared this feature with a lot of Indian Wikipedians and here you can find a learning pattern about how this works and how

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-26 Thread jayvdb
Without getting into whether an outing policy exists/applies here, please bear in mind that if redaction is required, it is rather difficult to do it on a mailing list, especially a mailman mailing list like this one. i.e. Please avoid posting something here which may need redaction. On Thu, Jul

Re: [Wikimedia-l] adding visual search for Wikipedia

2018-07-26 Thread Tomás O'Hara
Hi, thanks for pointing out those issues. The issue of proprietary software is the only potential showstopper, but that can be addressed by introducing the notion of "wikimedia-friendly sharing", rather than "unrestricted sharing". Basically, the visual search engine source code can be copied by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-26 Thread Isaac Olatunde
Hi Mario, I don't think it will be considered harassment if the information is posted here. I believe the WP:OUTING applies to the English Wikipedia and this is not English Wikipedia mailing list. Regards, Isaac On Jul 22, 2018 5:43 PM, "Mario Gómez" wrote: There, is at least, one user that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-26 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, An other problem with participation by proxy is that you are likely to strengthen current bias. Wikimania 2018 has come and gone and we want more and better information about subjects like Africa, There are many approaches possible. Crucial is what it is we are to achieve. * Do we want a

[Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia app

2018-07-26 Thread John Lubbock
Just wanted to make you all aware of a useful new feature of the Wikipedia mobile app. You can share text from any Wikipedia page as a nice image by highlighting it, pressing share, and then choosing the app you want to share it to, like Twitter. See the images attached. Hope you all find this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-26 Thread Felipe da Fonseca
Hi, I agree with Paulo, I have applied myself for it and the answer was that the WMF is looking for diversities ... here's a good chance ... Best, Felipe 2018-07-23 18:40 GMT-03:00 Paulo Santos Perneta : > Hello Pine, > > I know for a fact that some of the more knowledgeable and experienced

[Wikimedia-l] thank you for Wikimania

2018-07-26 Thread phoebe ayers
All, A huge thanks to the Wikimedia South Africa team + the WMF logistics & travel team + all the volunteers from around the world on the program committee and assisting in other capacities + all of the enthusiastic attendees - for making this a wonderful Wikimania. We got to experience the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-26 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 9:29 AM Jane Darnell wrote: > But in the past I have felt quite strongly that something was > really really wrong, but it turned out it was just a factor of me being > unaware of workflow difficulties experienced by others. > I can subscribe to the sentiment. All the