Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-04 Thread Philip Kopetzky
I can only reiterate what Lodewijk said - I'm trying to find the approach and goals in the decision to acknowledge user groups that seem to be an integral part (or from an outside perspective, should be) of the national chapter. In the past this has been an indicator of personal conflicts within a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-04 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
BTW, I seem to recall that in last ASBS election, affiliates which presented something like 70% member overlap with another affiliate would not be allowed to participate in the process. If this practice is kept, it avoids gaming the system (intentionally or unintentionally) through a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-04 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
Hey, "*1) if a group has more active cores, maybe they should be more broadly represented in Berlin. Maybe these constructs shouldn't be necessary.*" -> I can agree with that point, yes; "*2) No matter how much some care about the ASBS, I doubt that this will be a driving force to get more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Community Tech: New Format for 2020 Wishlist Survey

2019-10-04 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Ilana, restricting wishlist to non-Wikipedia this year is a very sad news. For many years, wishlist survey was the best way for the community to talk back to the foundation, and to try to influence its direction. WMF mostly ignored these wishes, yet it was still a place to express, discuss,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Community Tech: New Format for 2020 Wishlist Survey

2019-10-04 Thread Benjamin Ikuta
Thank you for writing this; I completely agree. I've long thought the WMF should put more resources into community wishes, not less. I do hope this will be reconsidered. Perhaps there could be more wishes granted to non-Wikimedia projects, while maintaining the same number of wishes for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] NEW Instructional website for Arabic WP editors and writers!‏

2019-10-04 Thread Anna Torres
Love it! Thank you so much for your work and inspiration! Hugs! El vie., 4 de oct. de 2019 a la(s) 11:04, Michal Lester ( mles...@wikimedia.org.il) escribió: > Dear all, > > I am writing to share some good news! After two years of brainstorming and > planning, our instructional website in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] NEW Instructional website for Arabic WP editors and writers!‏

2019-10-04 Thread Samir Elsharbaty
I know how much work was put into that. Thank you, Michal and Bekriah! :) Samir Elsharbaty (he/him) Community Brand and Marketing coordinator Wikimedia Foundation On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 3:04 PM Michal Lester wrote: > Dear all, > > I am writing to share

[Wikimedia-l] NEW Instructional website for Arabic WP editors and writers!‏

2019-10-04 Thread Michal Lester
Dear all, I am writing to share some good news! After two years of brainstorming and planning, our instructional website in Arabic is out! This is yet another step for Wikimedia Israel in developing instructional tools. We’re thrilled to introduce Wiki Warsha ويكي ورشة !

Re: [Wikimedia-l] NEW Instructional website for Arabic WP editors and writers!‏

2019-10-04 Thread Sailesh Patnaik
Hi Michal, This is an amazing initiative, thanks for sharing. Best! Sailesh *Sailesh Patnaik *"*ଶୈଳେଶ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ**"* https://www.linkedin.com/in/sailesh-patnaik-551a10b4 *Twitter*: @saileshpat On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 7:34 PM Michal Lester wrote: > Dear all, > > I am writing to share some good

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-04 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 at 23:02, Paulo Santos Perneta wrote: > Andy Mabbett escreveu no dia quinta, 3/10/2019 >> On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 at 20:45, Paulo Santos Perneta >> wrote: >> > > Why isn't it a department of Wikimedia Russia, if apparently it's > >basically a cell of Wikimedia Russia? > > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-04 Thread effe iets anders
Sure, if you want to see it through that lens I guess you could argue such. However, just to put things in perspective: 1) if a group has more active cores, maybe they should be more broadly represented in Berlin. Maybe these constructs shouldn't be necessary. 2) No matter how much some care about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-04 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
This is a very interesting strategy for any well developed affiliate. It allows : * decentralization, and stronger local groups, now as full fledged affiliates * more seats in Berlin and other conferences * more votes in the ASBS election * less financial burden over the national chapter, and