[Wikimedia-l] My choice for ED

2014-02-01 Thread Chad Horohoe
How could you say no to a face like this?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kitty_meowing.jpg

Have a good weekend everyone :)

-Chad
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] My choice for ED

2014-02-01 Thread K. Peachey
On 1 February 2014 18:29, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote:

 Chad, I wonder if Rory has been considered. (:

 Pine


Who can say no to the HR penguin? 
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:Stuffed_penguin.JPG.

I wonder if She/He has been bestowed the privilege of a name?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] My choice for ED

2014-02-01 Thread James Salsman
 How could you say no to a face like this?

 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kitty_meowing.jpg

Is that the same angst-offsetting kitten as on j.mp/heygooglers
?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] ED qualifications

2014-02-01 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 6:52 AM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote:


 What if the tiny fraction of people who were open to examination of
 their merits were more aligned with the positions of the peer reviewed
 literature reviews? That seems very likely.


while agreeing to an open interview could definitely be an asset, it
definitely is not THE ONLY quality that is needed, while requiring it would
effectively make it a threshold criterion, severely limiting the poll.
Clearly, we're not in a situation of too many top quality candidates, by
far exceeding all other requirements. Thus I don't think it is reasonable
to narrow the possibilities that much. What Mike Peel wrote in the other
thread makes sense though and is an option that the Board may consider (if
they find it useful).

best,

dj pundit


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] My choice for ED

2014-02-01 Thread Benjamin Lees
On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 3:29 AM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote:


 Chad, I wonder if Rory has been considered. (:


Given his history of biting newbies, I'm not sure he'd be in a good
position to help solve the editor retention problem.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] My choice for ED

2014-02-01 Thread Tony Souter
Folks: are we still playing with this toy? 

I've sat here and watched this discourse – variously frivolous, slightly 
insulting, and embarrassing – and said nothing in the hope it would just fizzle 
away.

But amazingly, it's still here.

We have to accept that while crowdsourcing is the genius of Wikipedia and a few 
of its sister projects, it's totally inappropriate for choosing the executive 
director of a big, prominent Foundation that lives in a competitive, complex, 
and often negative jungle. There's a bunch of reasons for doing this largely 
away from the gaze of the rest of the world. Do I really need to spell them out?

It would be good to move on to more useful and practical topics.

Tony






On 02/02/2014, at 1:32 AM, Benjamin Lees emufarm...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 3:29 AM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote:
 
 
 Chad, I wonder if Rory has been considered. (:
 
 
 Given his history of biting newbies, I'm not sure he'd be in a good
 position to help solve the editor retention problem.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] My choice for ED

2014-02-01 Thread Todd Allen
I'm sure dismissively calling people's legitimate concerns playing with
(a) toy will help greatly in that regard.

If someone's going to apply for a job where they'll be scrutinized by a
large volunteer community, it is not unreasonable to determine if they can
withstand that type of scrutiny by a real world test, nor to find whether
they'll be responsive and direct to concerns brought up when that happens.
The community has had enough of diplomatic null statements with lots of
words, and should be. Someone needs to give an answer, not just blather on
and wind up saying nothing concrete at all.

It is right for the community to be fed up with that and demand that a
candidate go through that process. Yes, it would be hard. Yes, it would
discourage some applicants. Those are the applicants we want to discourage.
We want someone who fits well with our particular project, and who will be
responsive and direct with our volunteer community. They are the
underpinnings of every project WMF undertakes.

Todd Allen


On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Tony Souter to...@iinet.net.au wrote:

 Folks: are we still playing with this toy?

 I've sat here and watched this discourse - variously frivolous, slightly
 insulting, and embarrassing - and said nothing in the hope it would just
 fizzle away.

 But amazingly, it's still here.

 We have to accept that while crowdsourcing is the genius of Wikipedia and
 a few of its sister projects, it's totally inappropriate for choosing the
 executive director of a big, prominent Foundation that lives in a
 competitive, complex, and often negative jungle. There's a bunch of reasons
 for doing this largely away from the gaze of the rest of the world. Do I
 really need to spell them out?

 It would be good to move on to more useful and practical topics.

 Tony






 On 02/02/2014, at 1:32 AM, Benjamin Lees emufarm...@gmail.com wrote:

  On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 3:29 AM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com
 wrote:
 
 
  Chad, I wonder if Rory has been considered. (:
 
 
  Given his history of biting newbies, I'm not sure he'd be in a good
  position to help solve the editor retention problem.
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 10, Issue 4 -- 29 January 2014

2014-02-01 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
News and notes: Wiki-PR defends itself, condemns Wikipedia's actions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-01-29/News_and_notes

Traffic report: Six strikes out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-01-29/Traffic_report

WikiProject report: Contesting Contests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-01-29/WikiProject_report

Arbitration report: ''Kafziel'' case closed; Kww admonished by motion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-01-29/Arbitration_report

Recent research: Translation assignments, weasel words, and Wikipedia's content 
in its later years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-01-29/Recent_research


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Invitation to Chapters and Photographers for the European Parliament Project 2014

2014-02-01 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear all,

as you know the project Wikipedians in European Parliament will start
by Monday. Most participants are already on their way to Strasbourg and
will arrive Sunday evening. I am one of them and am looking forward to
this project.

As I did some preparation some last words from me:
* we got 50 participants from 9 countries, speaking 19 languages
* the European Commission is also happy to see us - a bonus!
* Wikidata is important! I guess this is the first Edit-a-thon-like
project based on Wikidata. Not even one MEP has all important properties
filled in.

As an overview and summary of the work that should be done and the
achievements of this project, we have created a few pages on Commons:

Figures before / after this project:
*
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament/Evaluation

MEPs and existing photos:
*
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament/Lists_of_pictures

MEPs and existing articles / sitelinks:
*
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament/Lists_of_articles

MEPs and existing Wikidata statements:
*
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament/Wikidata

See you in Strasbourg or simply enjoy our work :-)

Thanks to the Wikimedia Foundation to support this project with a PEG
grant and the chapters to support their volunteers by paying for their
travel and lending equipment!

Regards,


Manuel
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki: announcing new WiC in Ivory Coast

2014-02-01 Thread Samuel Klein
This is absolutely wonderful - the entire story as well as the project.
Best wishes to Cyriac Gbogou and the initiative.

Sam
On Jan 25, 2014 2:09 PM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Hello everyone

 I am very happy to announce that we have found a wonderful person to be
 our Wikipedian in Community for our Kumusha Takes Wiki project in Ivory
 Coast. His name is Cyriac Gbogou.

 Born on the 02nd of September 1980 in Kpada (Soubré) village located in
 the south west of the country and the capital of Ivorian cocoa, Cyriac
 Gbogou runs for years a part of the African continent with his parents as a
 student-resident respectively in Senegal, Togo, Mali and Congo-Brazzaville.
 He finally returned to Côte d'Ivoire in 2001 and decided to pursue graduate
 studies in computer science. He holds an engineering degree in Computer
 Science.

 He gets married in August 2009. In 2010, he discovers the world of Web
 2.0. That same year, Cyriac chooses to not follow his employer IBM which
 wanted to relocate its activities in Morocco because of the very sensitive
 period in Cote d'Ivoire. Loving risk and adventure, he stays to serve his
 country as volunteer in Akendewa (now former Secretary General). His
 passion for social networks has grown during the post-electoral crisis of
 2011 working with other actors in the Ivorian web projects such as
 Civsocial #, # Wonzomai who have saved lives with the Internet use [1].
 Cyriac is the Chairman of the Association des Blogueurs de Côte d'Ivoire
 (A.B.C.I)

 Since September 2012, Cyriac Gbogou is an independent consultant, a job he
 does with passion, as an advisor, speaker and trainer. He was named by his
 peers Village Chief of the Ivorian web community.
 You can also follow him on his blog where he speaks freely on topics:
 www.cyriacgbogou.ci

 Whilst Cyriac is not (yet) a wikipedian, he is quite knowledgeable with
 open source and related projects : he was involved in OSM Ivory Coast
 mapping and coordinating mapping party or was involved in the jerry project
 (http://youandjerrycan.org) including in the set up of Afripedia on a
 jerry server.

 More info about Kumusha here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
 wiki/Kumusha_Takes_Wiki/en#News

 Cyriac will have about two weeks to gain some familiarity with Wikimedia
 projects before heading to Cap Town for a month, to receive some training
 and start planning his activity in Ivory Coast.

 It would be great if some of you could welcome him on his (still red) talk
 page :) https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Cyriac_Gbogou

 Florence/Anthere


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