Re: [Wikimedia-l] Overloaded with CentralNotices (Tilman Bayer)

2013-11-01 Thread Jane Darnell
@Matthew, thanks for that detailed explanation! That is very interesting and includes a lot of information I didn't know. I am not against using the central notice for this purpose, but I just don't think it has much effect in the current implementation. In this specific case, leading the user

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Google Code-in: YES, WE ARE IN!

2013-11-01 Thread Quim Gil
If your project needs gadgets or templates imported / adapted / fixed, or other little technical tasks, and you have admins busy enough to do the work but not to mentor it... this is your chance! Google Code-in is a perfect program to bring technical help to your projects. If you are

[Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-01 Thread Nathan
A post is live on Gizmodo today about a Commons contributor (Evan-Amos) who takes high quality photos of video game systems and hardware.[1] Towards the end it mentions that Evan started a Kickstarter to fund his efforts to buy and photograph more systems as part of an online museum.[2] Anyone

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-01 Thread Samuel Klein
That's the first one I have heard of. Congratulations, Evan! Kickstarters such as this are fantastic, and I am glad to see it was successful. The debate is (or should be) about paid advocacy, not paid editing. Many people are paid in part to help add free knowledge, often by popular demand, to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-01 Thread K. Peachey
On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 8:34 AM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Anyone know if this is the first Wikimedia-related Kickstarter campaign, or has it happened before? What do people think about someone raising ~$13k to contribute photos to Commons? How does that fit in the debate about paid

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers

2013-11-01 Thread James Forrester
Forwarding for info. -- Forwarded message -- From: James Forrester jdforres...@gmail.com Date: 1 November 2013 18:43 Subject: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers To: Wikimania general list (open subscription) wikimani...@lists.wikimedia.org Dear all, Soon we will be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-01 Thread Tomasz Finc
Very cool. As a big fan of video games, kick starter, and commons this is a nice set of worlds colliding. Big props to Evan-Amos for the work he's already done. I'd love to get notifications when new images are contributed by him. Currently I can go to Special:ListFiles to see what he's uploaded

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-01 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: A post is live on Gizmodo today about a Commons contributor (Evan-Amos) who takes high quality photos of video game systems and hardware.[1] Towards the end it mentions that Evan started a Kickstarter to fund his efforts to buy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-01 Thread Nathan
I think this particular campaign seems to be really well structured, which is clearly part of why it has such substantial support. But as a general rule, not all Kickstarters are created equal - yet many attract money regardless. Now that this new trend is kicked off, I'm a little concerned about