Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog moving to WordPress.com

2013-09-09 Thread John Vandenberg
How much do we expect to be paying to Wordpress each year for this service? John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Sep 6, 2013 8:23 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote: Currently the blog is in a partially

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: August 2013

2013-09-09 Thread The 'This Month in GLAM' team
*This Month in GLAM* is a monthly newsletter documenting recent happenings within the GLAM project, such as content donations, residencies, events and more. GLAM is an acronym of *G*alleries, *L*ibraries, *A*rchives and *M*useums. You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

[Wikimedia-l] Registration Deadline: 20 September 2013 for Wikimedia Diversity Conference, 9-10 November 2013

2013-09-09 Thread Julia Kloppenburg
Dear all, you may already have seen the announcement on the meta page [1] or on Facebook [2]; nevertheless we would like to inform you that the official registration [3] for the Wikimedia Diversity Conference is open until *20 September 2013.* The conference will focus on two aspects of

[Wikimedia-l] Some of Wikipedia's most important tools are broken

2013-09-09 Thread James Heilman
Some of the key tool's which I use on a daily basis (and their workarounds) no longer work. The tool I use the most of any is the autofill for PMID and ISBN's. The one in the edit box has not worked for some time and the backup http://diberri.crabdance.com/cgi-bin/templatefiller/index.cgi?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some of Wikipedia's most important tools are broken

2013-09-09 Thread John
Actually the toolserver's practice is not deactivating inactive users. Users accounts are active for 6 months. One month before the account is set to expire they start to receive email notifications . There are no less than 6 reminders sent out before the account is disabled. It takes less than 3

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some of Wikipedia's most important tools are broken

2013-09-09 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Sarah Stierch, 09/09/2013 19:26: Yeah..I've noticed that with a lot of tools, whether on the toolserver or on labs. The tool I use monthly is: http://tools.wmflabs.org/glamtools/treeviews/ I ping Magnus all the time and he does his best to fix any issues and now i just feel like a broken

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some of Wikipedia's most important tools are broken

2013-09-09 Thread Rand McRanderson
Maybe it is time to consider taking highly useful but less maintained bots and adding them to Wikipedia architecture. Wmf can offer (not force) to take them over. On Sep 9, 2013 2:22 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Sarah Stierch, 09/09/2013 19:26: Yeah..I've noticed that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some of Wikipedia's most important tools are broken

2013-09-09 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Rand McRanderson, 09/09/2013 20:30: Maybe it is time to consider taking highly useful but less maintained bots https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/42259 is only a request for almost-raw data to be provided to tools, it's not about taking over bots or tools. and adding them to Wikipedia

[Wikimedia-l] Exemption to registrations on Xhosa Wikipedia

2013-09-09 Thread Victor Grigas
Hello everyone, I am in touch with a high school class in South Africa that has been writing Wikipedia Articles in isiXhosa. Some of the Wikipedians in the class: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IsiXhosa_Wikipedia_Competition_2013_at_Sinenjongo_High_School.jpg More about the school:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Exemption to registrations on Xhosa Wikipedia

2013-09-09 Thread Sophie Österberg
This is so exciting, thank you for sharing this! I'll add this to the Education programs and projects around the world here; https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education_Portal/Projects_and_Programs *Be Bold! Sophie Österberg sosterb...@wikimedia.org* *Every single contribution to Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Exemption to registrations on Xhosa Wikipedia

2013-09-09 Thread Haitham Shammaa
I had a similar issue once in the past at a Wikipedia editing workshop. The easiest and most practical way is to request an 'account creator' [1] rights, if the they plan to run the project for a long time : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Account_creator or to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Exemption to registrations on Xhosa Wikipedia

2013-09-09 Thread Victor Grigas
Thanks everyone! On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Yeah, sounds like they aren't on enWiki so will probably need to get it from stewards or request an IP exemption. If they are doing it in a computer lap an IP exemption is probably going to be the