[Wikimedia-l] Season's greetings from Wikimedia UK

2012-12-20 Thread Stevie Benton
Wishing you a very happy Christmas and wonderful 2013, from the staff and
trustees of Wikimedia UK! Our office closes on 21 December 2012 and reopens
again on Wednesday 2 January 2013. In the meantime we'll be doing our best
to keep an eye out for urgent emails. For urgent out of hours media
contacts please call 07803 505 173. Have a great break!
Image credit: Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
You can view the original at


Stevie Benton
Communications Organiser
Wikimedia UK
+44 (0) 20 7065 0993 / +44 (0) 7803 505 173

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[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: IRC office hours with the Wikimedia mobile team

2012-12-20 Thread Maryana Pinchuk
Just a reminder that this is happening in approximately 20 minutes. More
details here:

Hope to see you in #wikimedia-office!

Maryana Pinchuk
Associate Product Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the 2011-12 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report

2012-12-20 Thread Tilman Bayer
Hi Liam,

sharp eyes, but you vastly misoverestimated my mischievousness ;)

This entry refers to a real donation, indeed valued between $5k and
$25k. You can see the name in last year's Annual Report as well
). Donors get to choose how their donation should be attributed, and
if it's not, say, a case of impersonation or something that would meet
the oversight criteria on WP, there is no reason to second-guess them
or enforce a [[WP:BADNAME]]-like policy ;)

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote:
 Congrats :-) Interesting format choice too.

 I see that Tripling Elephants has donated somewhere between $5,000 and
 $25,00 dollars! Is this for real, or has Tillman been adding Easter Eggs to
 the report? :-)

 (I also see that Wikimedia Foundation Staff get mentioned in the $1,000
 to $5,000 category - that's dedication to the cause!)


 Peace, love  metadata

 On 19 December 2012 21:05, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Today we’re excited to launch the Wikimedia Foundation’s latest Annual
 (see today's blog post as well:

 (on wiki here:

 This year marks the fifth edition of our Annual Report, which focuses
 on the achievements and core work of the preceding fiscal year
 (2011-12), and gives us a chance to recognize the amazing
 contributions of our volunteers and the generous support of our
 donors. You can read both the PDF and wiki versions. We welcome your
 comments on the discussion page

 The Foundation uses the report primarily to support our conversation
 with donors, to help build relationships with prospective partners, to
 recruit new staff, and of course general outreach.

 This year’s report is quite different from our previous efforts.
 Instead of a multi-page book format, this year we created a folding,
 vertical brochure (when it’s printed). It’s considerably shorter in
 terms of text and we hope it will help make for a quicker and more
 impactful read.

 We’re currently in the midst of a translation effort that will result
 in another 12 language editions to be released in the coming weeks. If
 you have an account on Meta-Wiki and you’re interested in helping with
 the review of these translations and other community translation
 efforts, please sign up. We will be posting this new project for
 translation shortly.

 Many thanks to the photographers whose work we used in the report. I'd
 also like to thank David Peters from Exbrook, the design studio that
 has been working with us over the last 4 annual reports. David really
 helped us tackle the shift from the classic book format annual report
 to our new style.

 And big thanks to Tilman Bayer in the WMF Communications team for
 driving a complex process around developing translated versions of the
 report - we're pushing the envelope on approaches to automated
 translation, but it's a really important envelope for us :) And thanks
 also to Matthew from Communications for supporting us with a lot of
 the writing and editing.

 We’re looking forward to another amazing year in the Wikimedia movement!

 Jay Walsh
 Senior Director, Communications
 +1 (415) 839 6885 x 6609, @jansonw

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Tilman Bayer
Senior Operations Analyst (Movement Communications)
Wikimedia Foundation
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