[Wikimedia-l] Peter Baldwin joins the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2016-09-09 Thread Marc H. Brent
Hi all,

I wanted to share an announcement that I’ve posted to the Wikimedia blog
. The
Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board has appointed Peter Baldwin as the third
founding member of the Endowment Advisory Board.

Peter and his wife Lisbet Rausing have been longtime supporters of the
Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia vision. He has supported a number of
free knowledge and open access projects throughout his work with Arcadia,
the nonprofit he and Lisbet founded in 2002, dedicated to preserving
cultural heritage, the environment, and supporting open access resources. We
are thrilled to have his expertise in nonprofit Board management and shared
passion for free knowledge on the Board.

Please join me in welcoming Peter!

Best,
Marc Brent

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Endowment Director
Wikimedia Foundation
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Peter Baldwin joins the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2016-09-09 Thread Samuel Klein
Wonderful news! Thank you for the update.

On Sep 9, 2016 16:00, "Marc H. Brent"  wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I wanted to share an announcement that I’ve posted to the Wikimedia blog
> .
> The
> Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board has appointed Peter Baldwin as the third
> founding member of the Endowment Advisory Board.
>
> Peter and his wife Lisbet Rausing have been longtime supporters of the
> Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia vision. He has supported a number of
> free knowledge and open access projects throughout his work with Arcadia,
> the nonprofit he and Lisbet founded in 2002, dedicated to preserving
> cultural heritage, the environment, and supporting open access resources.
> We
> are thrilled to have his expertise in nonprofit Board management and shared
> passion for free knowledge on the Board.
>
> Please join me in welcoming Peter!
>
> Best,
> Marc Brent
>
> --
> Marc H. Brent
> Endowment Director
> Wikimedia Foundation
> (617) 416-4624 <16174164624>
> mbr...@wikimedia.org
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Japan - Focus Group and Survey Findings

2016-09-09 Thread Yusuke Matsubara
Thanks for sharing the update, Seddon. It indeed contains a wealth of
information on readers from Japan.

Could you please expand on this:

> We found a more urgent, direct translation was perceived as better than a 
> more natural translation.

I have just skimmed it, so I might have missed something, but the PDF
you linked 

(Page 8, "Executive Summary: Banners, Emails, and Images") gives this
analysis:

> On explicit measures of which banner they find most visually
> appealing and which they prefer overall, readers say they prefer
> Banner B (the more polite language) over Banner A. Banner A is
> viewed as too blunt and direct.

It sounds like at least there is one factor against using banners with
a direct translation.

Best,
Yusuke

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[Wikimedia-l] Wimedia on line?

2016-09-09 Thread Peter Southwood
I have been unable to access Wikipedia, Wikivoyage or Meta since last night. 
Maybe 8 to 10 hours ago. Are the servers on line? Other internet seems OK
Cheers,
Peter


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