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

2019-04-17 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 at 15:41, Yaroslav Blanter wrote: > Indeed, I am not a fan of Wikinews and I do not particularly see the > project as in any way successful. However, if the project is shut down > against the will of the community (I now mean the Wikinews community, or > perhaps even

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

2019-04-16 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
Splitting off the Wikinews discussion from the branding discussion... On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 at 07:52, Jennifer Pryor-Summers < jennifer.pryorsumm...@gmail.com> wrote: > Compared to Wikitribune it is! But more importantly, if Wikinews is not > thriving, then why not? Does it lack resources? What

Re: [Wikimedia-l] branding is bikeshedding, how about CTO criteria or working group lists instead?

2019-04-16 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
On Mon, 15 Apr 2019 at 21:09, James Salsman wrote: > I withdraw any opinions and suggestions about the branding discussion, > and don't intend to continue participating in it. Instead, I would > like to have a more substantive discussion: > > (1) I ask that the CTO search team please publish

Re: [Wikimedia-l] branding is bikeshedding, how about CTO criteria or working group lists instead?

2019-04-16 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 at 10:14, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, > Thank you for your sense of superiority.. It's not helpful to sarcastically "thank" someone like this. I don't find Chris to have had a sense of superiority in his email, but even if he had, this is not the correct way to address

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How diverse are your readers?

2019-03-18 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
The topic of zero-result search queries comes up from time to time. The logic is generally this: if we can see the top queries that got no results, then we can figure out what users are looking for but not finding, and add it to the encyclopedia. Wonderful user-centred thinking, and it sounds

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-28 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
As Srishti says, community wishlist items tend to be very under-defined, with open-ended and ambiguous deliverables, and exist in complex spaces. These things are okay because the people handling them are professionals who are trained specifically to distill open-ended projects into specific

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2019-01-31 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
It may be helpful if you repeat the specific question you're asking. Right now from your email I don't know what your question is other than asking what the "strategy for conferences" is, which is so open and vague as to be basically unanswerable. I think you have perhaps made your question

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

2019-01-16 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
James, As is fairly typical with your proposals, most of the proposals in the survey (free healthcare, universal basic income, etc.) have very little to do with the Foundation's mission. If you're going to do a survey, I suggest actually connecting it to the Foundation's mission, although sadly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update and feedback results from the Wikimedia's chairpersons retreat

2019-01-03 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 at 03:39, Pine W wrote: > I am wondering whether, for the purposes of (1) increasing the cost > effectiveness of travel expenses, (2) reducing the negative environmental > effects from travel, and (3) increasing the number of chairpersons who > participate, if future meetings

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile fundraising ads

2018-12-10 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
On Wed, 5 Dec 2018 at 11:44, vermont--- via Wikimedia-l < wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: > Entering Wikipedia while not logged in, from both a PC and mobile device, > lead to an insane amount of large, bright red banners asking for donations. > Statistics may show that this sort of