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

2017-02-14 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
My understanding is that the signficant mention in independent reliable sources is what is required to write an encyclopaedia article about something. Passing mention in reliable sources such as peer-reviewed academic journals establishes that something exists. Passing mention in news sources

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

2017-02-14 Thread Pine W
*Correction: I agree that original research does not belong in Wikipedia *main*space. Sorry! Pine On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Pine W wrote: > Risker, I agree that Wikimedians and WMF staff have, on occasion, been too > quick to add information about WMF employees to

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

2017-02-14 Thread Pine W
Risker, I agree that Wikimedians and WMF staff have, on occasion, been too quick to add information about WMF employees to English Wikipedia. I imagine that the same could be true for WMF Board, WMF Endowment Board, and Wikimedia community members, although I'm not personally aware of that

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

2017-02-14 Thread Michael Peel
I tend to think that we stay away from writing about Wikipedia topics in Wikipedia too much, but I agree with the notability concerns - hence why I've started the page in user space rather than article space. If notability is proven (which isn't just a factor of how much money the endowment

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] 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: