Re: [Wikimedia-l] Supporting Wikinews [was: Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals]

2019-04-19 Thread Andy Mabbett
as Google. I > seriously hope we don't go that way. I can think of at least two precedents that show that we are better than that: the Kilingon Wikipedia and the 9/11 memorial wiki. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Supporting Wikinews [was: Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals]

2019-04-17 Thread Andy Mabbett
Commons also do their own things with biological taxonomy) vastly different projects, diluting the impact of all of our volunteer-hours. Anyone who commissioned a system like this in a professional capacity would be sacked for incompetence. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigs

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lisa Lewin joining Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2019-02-02 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 23:20, Andy Mabbett wrote: > P.S. Please see: > > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Pigsonthewing#File_tagging_File:Lisa_Lewin.jpg And now: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Lisa_Lewin.jpg --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lisa Lewin joining Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2019-02-01 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 13:58, María Sefidari wrote: > I'm not sure I follow Andy - there is a Photo Credits section, did you see > it? P.S. Please see: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Pigsonthewing#File_tagging_File:Lisa_Lewin.jpg -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lisa Lewin joining Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2019-02-01 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 13:58, María Sefidari wrote: > > El vie., 1 feb. 2019 14:30, Andy Mabbett > escribió: > > Unfortunately we don't seem to have a free image of Lisa; the one used > > on the Wikimedia blog is the same as her long-standing Twitter profile > > im

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lisa Lewin joining Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2019-02-01 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Thu, 31 Jan 2019 at 20:45, María Sefidari wrote: > I am very happy to share news with you of our latest appointment to the > Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Please join me in welcoming Lisa > Lewin as our newest Trustee! Now on Wikidata as:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 18:27, James Salsman wrote: > The "agenda" is shared by a majority of the survey respondents so far. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-selection_bias -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk __

Re: [Wikimedia-l] blocking, unblocking, wikivoyage

2019-01-07 Thread Andy Mabbett
locked, they should use their own talk page, pinging the blocking admin. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-22 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 22 August 2018 at 09:24, Antoine Musso wrote: > On 21/08/2018 21:01, Andy Mabbett wrote: >>> The text I cited has now been changed to "All text on Wikimedia sites >>> is available as Creative Commons material". >>> >>> This does not res

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-21 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 11 August 2018 at 20:50, Andy Mabbett wrote: > On 3 August 2018 at 22:12, Andy Mabbett wrote: > >> On 2 August 2018 at 02:51, Gregory Varnum wrote: >> >>> You can check it out for yourself here (you may need to clear your >>> browser's cach

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 11 August 2018 at 23:19, a b wrote: > On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 5:50 AM, Andy Mabbett > wrote: [Two outstanding issues with the new website] > Please file the relevant tasks in phabricator to enable better tracking of > issues compared to on the mailing list: Thank you; n

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 3 August 2018 at 22:12, Andy Mabbett wrote: > On 2 August 2018 at 02:51, Gregory Varnum wrote: > >> You can check it out for yourself here (you may need to clear your browser's >> cache): https://wikimediafoundation.org/ > > The home page currently says: > >

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

2018-08-08 Thread Andy Mabbett
and reactively defend to ensure that your brand is not adversely impacted by negative content." -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fallout from 2018 Wikimedian of the Year announcement

2018-08-08 Thread Andy Mabbett
is proposed for 2019. Do post here again, if you have other, more specific, questions. Good luck in your endeavours, -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ma

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-08 Thread Andy Mabbett
08_-_Wikimedia_Foundation_blog.png AdBlockPlus is reportedly active on 100 million devices. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and ht

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-03 Thread Andy Mabbett
inked article, is labelled on Commons: "This work might not be available under a free license in the United States because it is based on an artwork or sculpture that may be protected by copyright under U.S. law." -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___

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

2018-07-26 Thread Andy Mabbett
usion should be about expecting more, not offering less. Indeed. And in this case, people can simply share text and links. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikime

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

2018-07-26 Thread Andy Mabbett
ok provided by many mobile telephone providers, like those some of us used at Wikimania last week). -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Jenga Wikipedia ya Kiswahili User Group

2018-06-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 10 June 2018 at 14:49, Kirill Lokshin wrote: > Jenga Wikipedia Is that the one where all the articles are in a big pile and we have to delete^W remove them one by one? ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

2018-05-09 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 9 May 2018 at 11:23, Sam Walton <swal...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > I take it back, we're now having the same issue with the Wikipedia-Library > mailing list, and the edit filter mailing list spam has resumed. Is this > happening on every list? It happened on the Wikispecies

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Gendergap approach causing problems

2018-05-07 Thread Andy Mabbett
> mine (Caucasian). I'm sorry to hear that a contributor feels unable to continue because of this. In order to examine what improvements we can make, can you tell us - without breeching confidentiality - how this approach was made, and what exactly was said? -- Andy Mabbett

[Wikimedia-l] YouTube shooting and risk assessment

2018-04-05 Thread Andy Mabbett
at community events in the US, and elsewhere? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel & Participation Support program closing

2018-03-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
e supported, which would have been supported previously? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.

[Wikimedia-l] Records Retention and Destruction Policy

2018-02-20 Thread Andy Mabbett
om the 990? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: W

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Windows 10 lockscreen images

2018-02-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
Following this up, from last August. Did anyone at WMF see it? I don't think we had a response from anyone there. On 20 August 2017 at 00:08, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote: > Those of you running Windows 10 will be familiar with the > regularly-changing "l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Austin Hair is gone

2017-12-18 Thread Andy Mabbett
Though I didn't know Austin, I'm sad to hear this; condolences to all those who did know him Please will someone write something suitable at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deceased_Wikipedians and can an admin protect his user page? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigso

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Returning the favor???

2017-12-07 Thread Andy Mabbett
ore than half the places already booked now’s the time to register <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pidapalooza-2018-registration-35176831851> - we hope to see you there! -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l m

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Esra’a Al Shafei to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-12-03 Thread Andy Mabbett
that our movement should ask a woman - a young, Muslim woman who is already the subject of oppression - to wear a veil. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedi

[Wikimedia-l] Copyright Mavericks: The Internet Archive's 'Sonny Bono Memorial Collection'

2017-12-03 Thread Andy Mabbett
creep.html -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: W

[Wikimedia-l] First content made for Wikipedia in space!

2017-11-29 Thread Andy Mabbett
biographies, or an item on Wikidata, to record their voice, as described at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Voice_intro_project -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

[Wikimedia-l] Greener, plastic-free conferences and events

2017-11-21 Thread Andy Mabbett
is collected, appropriately sorted and recycled How can we build this into our movement? Should it be a consideration in assessing grant funding applications? Would a more specific resolution from the board help? Who at WMF has oversight responsibility for these issues? -- Andy Mabbett

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook test features Wikipedia

2017-10-05 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 5 October 2017 at 21:20, Strainu <strain...@gmail.com> wrote: > 2017-10-05 23:14 GMT+03:00 Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>: >> Sounds good - does anyone know of any screen-shots. or video, showing >> this in action? > > Check out the video in the origi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook test features Wikipedia

2017-10-05 Thread Andy Mabbett
their News Feed on > Facebook by pulling information about publishers from Wikipedia. Sounds good - does anyone know of any screen-shots. or video, showing this in action? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Defamation of Wikipedia in a Telugu (te) Motion Picture

2017-10-05 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 5 October 2017 at 12:34, Swapnil Karambelkar wrote: > copy of Hindi > wikipedia also using WMF logos,etc.it seems to be violating the > norms,please comment and look into the matter . > > https://hi.bywiki.com Not just hi.Wikipedia - see, for example,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Women through the glass ceiling: gender asymmetries in Wikipedia

2017-09-22 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 22 September 2017 at 18:24, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote: > We know that a sizable proportion of articles > about people are paid for by the individual themselves or their > representative. We do? How? And what size is that "sizable proportion"? -- Andy Ma

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Awards for the promotion of open knowledge in Israel

2017-09-09 Thread Andy Mabbett
itude toward open content. Material with a "non-commercial use" restriction is not "open content". > the government of Israel made a > precedent-setting decision to release all the photographs on government > websites under Creative Commons licenses. The law amendmen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-06 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 2 September 2017 at 02:09, Michael Peel wrote: > This is possibly the most annoying feature of the Wikimedia projects at the > moment. You access a page. Then you start reading or editing it. And then > suddenly the page jumps when a fundraising banner / central notice / >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What is the purpose of the Wikimedia mailinglist

2017-08-27 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 27 August 2017 at 17:40, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > One issue I have observed is that list members in their zeal to be helpful > can sometimes obscure the issue. For example, if one asks "What is the > Foundations policy on X?", it is apt to start up a discussion about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2017-08-23 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 23 August 2017 at 12:32, Katie Chan <k...@ktchan.info> wrote: > On 23/08/2017 00:33, Andy Mabbett wrote: >> >> >> By definition, no, it is not. "An election is a formal group >> decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2017-08-22 Thread Andy Mabbett
"On 22 August 2017 at 23:07, Katie Chan <k...@ktchan.info> wrote: > On 22/08/2017 20:10, Andy Mabbett wrote: >> >> >>> María and Dariusz, were re-elected after the recent community election. >> >> >> This is not correct. There was no &qu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2017-08-22 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 11 August 2017 at 16:16, Christophe Henner wrote: > As is customary, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees met right > before Wikimania and appointed new trustees and elected its officers. Yes; the board /appointed/ new trustees... > María and Dariusz, were

[Wikimedia-l] Windows 10 lockscreen images

2017-08-19 Thread Andy Mabbett
o do a massive piece of outreach, to a new audience. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Canmore database and claims of copyright on public domain works

2017-08-19 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 19 August 2017 at 21:16, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: A: Because it messes up the order in which we read text Q: Why is top posting such a bad thing? A: Top posters Q: What's the most annoying thing on mailing lists? > Fae, > > You seem rather too quick to leap to the

[Wikimedia-l] Scholarships for people whose visa were declined

2017-08-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
Katherine Maher just announced at Wikimania 2017 that all scholarship recipients who were unable to obtain a visa, will be automatically granted a scholarship for Wikimania 2018. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New beta feature: Syntax Highlighting!

2017-08-03 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 3 August 2017 at 23:21, Danny Horn wrote: > WMF's Community Tech team team is happy to announce that Wikitext Editor > Syntax Highlighting has been released as a beta feature today on all LTR > Wikimedia projects! I'm all in favour of having syntax highlighting - I teach

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-31 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 30 July 2017 at 23:13, Pierre-Selim <pierre-se...@huard.info> wrote: > airline will need a business case to cary more weight How heavy is Wikipedia? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mai

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediauk-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-28 Thread Andy Mabbett
heir distribution. This is not a case of "copyfraud" from > that point of view. If you view the images to which Fae linked, the objects are clearly labelled "protected by copyright". This has no basis in UK law. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediauk-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-28 Thread Andy Mabbett
ould imagine Julia Reda would be interested, given that EU money is involved. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Research Showcase Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST) 18:30 UTC

2017-07-26 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 25 July 2017 at 19:38, Sarah R wrote: > Freedom versus Standardization: Structured Data Generation in a Peer > Production CommunityBy *Andrew Hall* There's some discussion of the talk , on the UK OSM mailing list:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 28 May 2017)

2017-05-31 Thread Andy Mabbett
even > surpass Wikipedia. I haven't been in any doubt about this, for some time. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Gui

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia

2017-04-29 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 29 April 2017 at 09:43, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote: > Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online > encyclopaedia Wikipedia Worth watching this, for vandalism, while this is ongoing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_Bloc

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-14 Thread Andy Mabbett
volunteer their time as editors and photographers. We could also enlist them to encourage similar-sized corporations to do likewise, and to sign up to ethical editing guidelines. [CC to Wikimedia Legal <le...@wikimedia.org> dropped] -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [wikicite-discuss] Wikimedia and other 60+ organizations launch the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC)

2017-04-06 Thread Andy Mabbett
en_Citations improvements/ additions, and translations, welcome! -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
it: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Recreation_and_Sports/Home_and_Garden/Gardening/Gardens/Private_Gardens/ -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 11 February 2017 at 21:18, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote: >> asaf, you are one of the most respected dinosaurs in this universe, > Which species of dinosaur? Wikisourus, of course. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigso

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Politics

2017-02-03 Thread Andy Mabbett
le to attend under the current ban. I therefore have no problem with the WMF speaking out against such a ban; indeed I applaud them for doing so. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Guy Kawasaki answering questions on Quora

2017-01-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 12 January 2017 at 12:39, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote: > Outgoing MWF trustee Guy Kawasaki is answering questions on Quora: Apologies; I gave the wrong link it should be: https://www.quora.com/session/Guy-Kawasaki-3/1 -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthe

[Wikimedia-l] Guy Kawasaki answering questions on Quora

2017-01-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
Outgoing MWF trustee Guy Kawasaki is answering questions on Quora: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/December_2016_-_Update_regarding_expiring_Board_terms -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulation, Hebrew Wikipedia

2016-12-29 Thread Andy Mabbett
Congratualtions! But, to be fair, the English Wikipedia has this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pudú -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts about Wikimedia-l communications

2016-07-28 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 28 July 2016 at 06:00, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > mixing different languages in one list is just wrong D'accord! -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An example where search could be improved

2016-07-28 Thread Andy Mabbett
]]. > > Now, I strongly suspect this could be fixed by making a redirect from > [[Wells Fargo history]] to [[History of Wells Fargo]]. I've made the former a disambiguation page (not a redirect) linking to: * The [[History of Wells Fargo]] * The [[Wells Fargo History Museum]] You could

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Foundation ED search steering group created

2016-04-18 Thread Andy Mabbett
that it is "being actively considered", outside of the small discussion to which I referred? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Gu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Foundation ED search steering group created

2016-04-18 Thread Andy Mabbett
hetical split, which has involved only a handful of people. The idea has not been tested with the wider community, much less developed as a formal proposal. That's not a good basis on which to appoint an ED. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] DARPA FOSSS programs of interest

2016-04-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
> DARPA Yeah, what have DARPA ever done for us..? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What can we learn

2016-04-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
have never > written that), but they are selected from the community and I call them > being community selected (but perhaps it is bad English) "community selected" means "selected *by* the community ", not "from" it. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk __

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-04-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 23 March 2016 at 11:48, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote: > On 23 March 2016 at 10:01, Jimmy Wales <jimmywa...@wikia-inc.com> wrote: > >> But I did publish something on my user talk page that is relevant. > > Diff, please. Answer came t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What can we learn

2016-04-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
efore any future election There are no elections. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimed

[Wikimedia-l] Flyover Country app will make your flights more interesting

2016-03-31 Thread Andy Mabbett
Interesting looking app; works offline to display info on what's below an aircraft, including Wikipedia article titles: http://www.gadgette.com/2016/03/23/this-app-will-make-your-flights-much-more-interesting-and-educational/ -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject Accuracy

2016-03-27 Thread Andy Mabbett
t; process before they are visible on the main space. That's bunkum. Please learn how Wikipedia works, before you attempt to "fix" it. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: h

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject Accuracy

2016-03-25 Thread Andy Mabbett
iewed and approved accurate seal of approval." Burn it with fire, and salt the ashes. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guideli

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject Accuracy

2016-03-25 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 25 March 2016 at 09:49, Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com> wrote: > Just judging from this email, I tend to agree with Smallbones and based on > the name alone I would vote against this project. +1. "Board" has all sorts of implications of authority., none of which would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject Accuracy

2016-03-25 Thread Andy Mabbett
ates" process is run. Or how Arbcom members keep inventing new "rules". Or the objections to admin nominations based on nominees not having created FAs. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-23 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 23 March 2016 at 10:01, Jimmy Wales <jimmywa...@wikia-inc.com> wrote: > But I did publish something on my user talk page that is relevant. Diff, please. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mai

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook updates "community standards" for a "diverse global community"

2016-03-20 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 19 Mar 2016 13:47, "Toby Dollmann" <toby.dollm...@gmail.com> wrote: > Much of it is relevant for WM Commons. How so? Commons has a very different purpose to Facebook. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [OpenAccess] New Free Research Accounts via the Wikipedia Library

2016-03-19 Thread Andy Mabbett
bourne? I ask because we're logging outcomes; but if so I'm very happy! -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New me

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cross-wiki notifications beta feature now available on all wikis

2016-03-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
LAM, or the Wikidata Weekly Summary, which are posted to many talk pages? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messa

Re: [Wikimedia-l] about staff

2016-03-09 Thread Andy Mabbett
de union is recognised by the employer. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.

[Wikimedia-l] Oh the irony

2016-03-08 Thread Andy Mabbett
alltop.com <http://holykaw.alltop.com/8-warning-signs-that-your-staff-are-about-to-quit-infographic?gk2> /8-warning-signs-that-your-staff-are-about-to-quit-infographic <http://holykaw.alltop.com/8-warning-signs-that-your-staff-are-about-to-quit-infographic?gk2> -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 Harassment Survey - Results Report

2016-01-30 Thread Andy Mabbett
ible either as a reflection of the wider community, or in the context of this survey, in which 38% reported experiencing harassment of any type; and which suggests a flawed sampling or measuring process. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 Harassment Survey - Results Report

2016-01-30 Thread Andy Mabbett
t". > > > Wait, what? How could that possibly be...? > > Either a substantial number of respondents did not answer truthfully, or > they didn't understand the question, or I really have no clue what's > going on in this community. Possibly an artefact of a self-selecting a

[Wikimedia-l] On boards and good governance: The Bottom Line

2016-01-29 Thread Andy Mabbett
o.uk/programmes/b06yfm8d and as a podcast: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p03gqtgh.mp3 One of the panellists, Margaret Heffernan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Heffernan has written on similar issues. --

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

2016-01-20 Thread Andy Mabbett
el of reach, immediately. Same with Wikidata's weekly update. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-18 Thread Andy Mabbett
ew things. We have nothing to lose, except a little time. Ed Erhart, Editorial Associate Wikimedia Foundation #~#~#~#~#~#~#~#~#~#~# It has a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license There's a comment thread, there, too. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monetizing Wikimedia APIs

2016-01-17 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 16 January 2016 at 18:21, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > I don't think the minutes give enough detail. Well, quite. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-15 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 15 January 2016 at 15:50, Guillaume Paumier <guillaume.paum...@gmail.com> wrote: > moving Wikimedia mailing lists to Discourse What problem is this intended to solve? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Endowment Update

2016-01-14 Thread Andy Mabbett
ve Action Fund]], on en.Wikipedia - it doesn't exist). -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.o

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
rather than with Wikimedia context) online, that can be linked to from elsewhere? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-06 Thread Andy Mabbett
ed" is misleading in this context, The community do not "select" a person to occupy that seat, they merely make a recommendation, which is then subject to board approval. Please be more precise in your use of language, especially in official communications. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-06 Thread Andy Mabbett
olunteer who contributes to our mission has an account; nor are they required to. Some edit anonymously (i.e. without logging in), and some help to run events, or contribute in other ways, but don't edit. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonth

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-02 Thread Andy Mabbett
quot;elections"; and - as I also pointed out - this should be changed to correct the false impression that is being given.. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-01 Thread Andy Mabbett
he trustee eventually approved by the rest of the board will not be "community selected", but "community nominated". -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk __

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paris

2015-11-14 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 14 November 2015 at 12:28, Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska <natalia.szaf...@gmail.com> wrote: > User Paterm, Polish wikipedian living in Paris is also well. As is John Cummings, a UK citizen currently working as Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO in Paris. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15 years! Help us add what's missing

2015-11-13 Thread Andy Mabbett
ss languages. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mail

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-08 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Nov 8, 2015 9:34 PM, "Quim Gil" wrote: > the Q included more details: > > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_product_development_process/2015-11-05#When_has_been_Superprotect_used.3F > > The main reason to act upon Superprotect now is the updated product > development

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-09 Thread Andy Mabbett
t get to attend Wikimania? Why not organise WikiOz, or WikiOceana? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising

2015-08-23 Thread Andy Mabbett
very much that the costs of fund-raising locally in the UK outweighed the massive income from gift aid (refund of tax paid by donors, on their donation). That income is, of course, now lost. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] visual Editor is now worth using in outreach editathons

2015-08-09 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 30 July 2015 at 15:36, Arnau Duran arnaudu...@gmail.com wrote: especially for older (+40) people What like Jimmy Wales, Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] visual Editor is now worth using in outreach editathons

2015-07-30 Thread Andy Mabbett
, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] harald bischoff advertising to make images for the wikimedia foundation and then suing users

2015-07-20 Thread Andy Mabbett
' reputation (from being brought into disrepute, as it might be termed) -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Wikiquote chemistry competition

2015-07-10 Thread Andy Mabbett
with Wikiqoite? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

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