[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 8, Issue 18 -- 30 April 2012

2012-05-01 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on the CISPA drafting process, and its significance to the Wikimedia movement.

2012-05-01 Thread Jussi-Ville Heiskanen
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Alec Meta alecm...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonav...@gmail.com wrote: There have been drastic changes to the CISPA language, (and here drastic is an understatement). ... At this point I think *any* action by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: IRC Office Hours

2012-05-01 Thread Bod Notbod
Just thought I'd bump this thread due to the IRC sessions imminence and add value with a link to Gayle's staff page on the Foundation wiki: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:Gyoung Bodnotbod ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updated Terms of Use

2012-05-01 Thread Jussi-Ville Heiskanen
Tell me what I am missing here. please. Do these new rules not mean Chinese internet users are violating our terms of service, if they evade Chinese state censorhip to view our content? -- -- Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]] ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updated Terms of Use

2012-05-01 Thread Nathan
Richard, you removed some relevant language: Certain activities, whether legal or illegal, may be harmful to other users and violate our rules, and some activities may also subject you to liability. Therefore, for your own protection and for that of other users, *you may not engage in such

[Wikimedia-l] best practices in scheduling a meeting

2012-05-01 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, This is a small but common task :) I was writing up some tips for scheduling a meeting in the wiki-verse for someone and thought what the heck, I should put this on meta as well. So here it is: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Best_practices_in_scheduling_a_meeting Please edit -- I know

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updated Terms of Use

2012-05-01 Thread Jussi-Ville Heiskanen
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 4:47 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Richard, you removed some relevant language: Certain activities, whether legal or illegal, may be harmful to other users and violate our rules, and some activities may also subject you to liability. Therefore, for your own

[Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Sue Gardner
Hey folks, I had a 90-second conversation the other day with SJ about whether it would make sense for us to use volunteer clerks as support for the FDC (Funds Dissemination Committee), and I'm wondering if anyone can point me towards any documentation of the role -- a description of how it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Thehelpfulone
And the SPI (Sockpuppet Investigations) clerks are described at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/SPI/Clerks#Clerks . On 1 May 2012 20:03, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: The English Wikipedia ArbCom's clerks are described here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Samuel Klein
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: Based on this definition, I would not like to be called a clerk. May be an Arbcom clerk is ok, because they are supposed to keep records and undertake routine administrative duties, but not for FDC, whise members are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours reminder

2012-05-01 Thread Tom Morris
On the IRC front, I note that Sue last had an IRC office hours session on 13 March and there doesn't seem to be any scheduled sessions with Sue in May. Might it be an idea to have another office hours session with Sue soon? -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours reminder

2012-05-01 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote: On the IRC front, I note that Sue last had an IRC office hours session on 13 March and there doesn't seem to be any scheduled sessions with Sue in May. Might it be an idea to have another office hours session with Sue soon?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Risker
On 1 May 2012 15:00, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hey folks, I had a 90-second conversation the other day with SJ about whether it would make sense for us to use volunteer clerks as support for the FDC (Funds Dissemination Committee), and I'm wondering if anyone can point me

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Risker
On 1 May 2012 16:47, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com wrote: On 5/1/2012 12:37 PM, Risker wrote: On 1 May 2012 15:00, Sue Gardnersgard...@wikimedia.org** wrote: Hey folks, I had a 90-second conversation the other day with SJ about whether it would make sense for us to use volunteer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Risker
On 1 May 2012 17:06, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: On 1 May 2012 21:47, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com wrote: I don't know, is it actually that hard to make a determination that creating this kind of support role is useful? We may not have worked out all the details of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 1 May 2012 22:11, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I agree that it is likely they'll need some kind of support.  The type of support they will need is mostly dependent on what their scope and responsibilities are, though.  This is very much cart-before-the-horse in my mind, kind of like

[Wikimedia-l] article feedback tool, do the links really point where they should to?

2012-05-01 Thread rupert THURNER
when looking at an article, a little improve this page popped up at the bottom. can it be that some of the links are misguided? learn how to edit does not link to the learn how to edit page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Article_Feedback_Tool/Editing). but it links on a page telling how

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Risker
On 1 May 2012 17:13, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: On 1 May 2012 22:11, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I agree that it is likely they'll need some kind of support. The type of support they will need is mostly dependent on what their scope and responsibilities are,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] article feedback tool, do the links really point where they should to?

2012-05-01 Thread rupert THURNER
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 11:28 PM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: when looking at an article, a little improve this page popped up at the bottom. can it be that some of the links are misguided? learn how to edit does not link to the learn how to edit page

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 1 May 2012 22:31, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I'm just making it clear from my perspective that I find it concerning that there are discussions about the infrastructure to support the FDC when we are at the very beginning of the discussion about what the FDC should actually be doing,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Samuel Klein
David Gerard wrote: The arbcom clerking role evolved from the tedious paperwork of arbitration getting annoying. Best not put a bureaucracy in place until it's absolutely needed. We have enough of a tendency to instruction creep without planning it in advance ... Thomas Dalton wote: I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Risker
On 1 May 2012 18:13, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: David Gerard wrote: The arbcom clerking role evolved from the tedious paperwork of arbitration getting annoying. Best not put a bureaucracy in place until it's absolutely needed. We have enough of a tendency to instruction creep

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 1 May 2012 18:13, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: David Gerard wrote: The arbcom clerking role evolved from the tedious paperwork of arbitration getting annoying. Best not put a bureaucracy in place until it's

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 8, Issue 18 -- 30 April 2012

2012-05-01 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
Paid editing: Does Wikipedia Pay? The Consultant: Pete Forsyth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2012-04-30/Paid_editing News and notes: Showdown as featured article writer openly solicits commercial opportunities