Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Community Logo Consultation

2013-12-09 Thread Craig Franklin
Hi Geoff,

I'm delighted and pleasantly surprised to see that the Foundation staff has
listened to the community and changed course on this important issue.  My
commendations for this, and I urge the Board of Trustees to accept this
recommendation quickly so that this issue can finally be put to bed.

Cheers,
Craig Franklin


On 8 December 2013 11:05, Geoff Brigham gbrig...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Hi all,

 The consultation
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Logo/Request_for_consultation
 has
 been closed on the question about the community logo registration.
 Many thanks to everyone who provided their comments.   Based on the
 consultation, we will be recommending to the Board that we withdraw
 WMFtrademark registration and protection of the Community logo.

 Many thanks to all,

 Geoff and Yana

 [1]
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Logo/Request_for_consultation
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Argentina report: November 2013

2013-12-09 Thread Osmar Valdebenito
Dear Wikimedians,

Here is the monthly report of Wikimedia Argentina for November 2013.
You can read the full report (in Spanish and English) here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Argentina/Reportes/2013-11
Also, the full reports of past months are available at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Argentina/Reportes

1. «Wiki Mundo» classroom in Aulas Creativas
2. Wiki Hackathon
3. Virtual training for teachers
4. Activity in Salta

=== «Wiki Mundo» classroom in Aulas Creativas ===

Within the framework of our educational outreach program, we started to
collaborate with the educational platform Aulas Creativas (Creative
Classrooms in Spanish). This platform, aimed at teachers, consists of a
space to share innovative resources in education. «Wiki Mundo» (Wiki World)
is the first classroom in Latin America and the only space to talk about
wiki culture and resources in education. This collaboration is, as well,
the first to be taken to an end within the new coordination model
established in the last Iberoconf meeting.

In this way, Carmen Alcázar, from Wikimedia Mexico, current coordinator of
Wikimedia Iberoconf; and María Cruz, communications coordinator at
Wikimedia Argentina, are both content editors of this blog. A schedule for
future posts has been created, that involves all the chapters in Latin
America, as far as their educational initiatives are involved. This will
enable us to generate a colourful patchwork of the experiences in the
region.

Aulas Creativas owns a very vast and active audience. The website has over
6,000 unique visitors per month, and the project has 21,000 followers on
Facebook, especially teachers from different places within Hispanic
America. With this action, we expect to widen the audience of our actions
beyond the movement's limits, and also bet on the local integration with a
very concrete project.

=== Wiki Hackathon ===

On Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, we held the first Wiki
Hackathon, a space where volunteers of the movement offered presentations
on technical aspects involved in the different wiki projects. The crowd
analyzed Wikipedia tools and also offered trainings on Git, Python, PHP,
Bugzilla and Mediawiki installment.

The event was held in the Government Lab, a space for developers that
belongs to the Ministry of Modernization of the Buenos Aires City
Government. 16 people took part of this activity. During the first day, the
participants discussed users and edit metrics, geolocalization of recent
changes and census data from Argentina. These projects were coordinated by
Jonas Augusto and Ignacio Iglesias. Two presentations focused on
introducing newcomers to Wikipedia, directed by Osmar Valdebenito, and
other about Pywikibot and Mediawiki's API, directed by Jonas.

The second day of the hackathon started with the creation of a map of edits
located within the City of Buenos Aires. This allows the location in a
visual timeline where are the most edited articles by neighbourhood, which
is a first step towards georeference for the data hosted in our projects
and its connection with the local reality. A series of improvements were
applied to the Linha do Tempo, a project for metrics implemented on the
Portuguese Wikipedia. The crowd also discussed the need of a bot that
allows to categorize based on another wiki, according to existing
categories. The presentations of the second day were two: an introduction
to Git, coordinated by Patricio Molina, and another one on error
management, coordinated by Dennis Tobar.

=== Virtual training for teachers ===

During the month of November, the Center for Innovation in Technology and
Pedagogy (CITEP), which belongs to the Secretariat for Innovation and
Academic Quality of the University of Buenos Aires, organized a massive
online course oriented for training of teachers in the area of new
technologies and learning teaching practices associated with them. The
course «Technology scenarios: between the real and the possible» had a
participation of about 2,500 Spanish-speaking teachers from around the
world (including territories as far away as Albania or China), of which
approximately 200 were directly involved in all the proposed practical
activities.

As part of this course, one of the weeks was specifically oriented to the
subject of collaborative learning environments, with a strong emphasis on
Wikipedia. For this, it was created a video called Wikipedia: open and
collaborative construction of content featuring Patricio Lorente
explaining the main features of Wikipedia to teachers. A video conference
was held on November 27th, with the participation of Juan Sebastian
Quintero (Colombia), Fernando Da Rosa (Uruguay) and Osmar Valdebenito
(Argentina) to discuss the specific activities on Wikipedia conducted in
educational settings; various teachers joined the Hangout and made their
own questions.

Finally, a virtual learning space was opened for editing in Wikipedia.
Through a forum, teachers 

[Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
In various research and media articles is written that in several subject 
groups Wikipedia is missing a lot of articles and those groups are relatively 
unrepresented.

How can we as Wikipedia get clear which subject groups are missing?

How can we get lists of less represented subject groups and the articles in 
those groups?

Let us get practical, ow can we fill the gap?


Greetings,
Romaine

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-09 Thread Anders Wennersten
There are probably be some common trends over all language version like 
we are stronger in areas like Server software and Skateboard tricks then 
Fashion and Cosmetics. But to really find the weak areas you need to 
find out  this by each language version. And here I believe we will find 
quite different strong and weak subject areas. Sv:wp is weak related to 
medicine articles which are vey strong in en:wp for example.


Anders




Romaine Wiki skrev 2013-12-09 16:35:

In various research and media articles is written that in several subject 
groups Wikipedia is missing a lot of articles and those groups are relatively 
unrepresented.

How can we as Wikipedia get clear which subject groups are missing?

How can we get lists of less represented subject groups and the articles in 
those groups?

Let us get practical, ow can we fill the gap?


Greetings,
Romaine

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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia UK Board update

2013-12-09 Thread Chris Keating
Dear all,

I just wanted to let you know that Michael Maggs has taken over from me as
Chair of Wikimedia UK. Michael has served as chair of the Governance
Committee since his election to the Board in June, is a long-serving
Wikimedia Commons bureaucrat, and I am sure he will do an excellent job.

Greyham Dawes continues as Treasurer and Alastair McCapra continues as
Secretary.

Regards,

Chris
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface

2013-12-09 Thread Peter Coombe
I'm not aware that there ever was such an agreement. Annoyance to users is
certainly something that we do try to minimise, and we've actually rejected
a number of designs so far this year for that reason. However we thought
carefully about this banner before testing it and considered it okay for a
few reasons:

* We've actually heard anecdotal feedback from users that they meant to
donate but were missing/forgetting the banner once they scrolled down to
read the article.
* The floating tab takes up only a very small portion of the screen, and
does not overlap with the article.
* Fundraising banners are no longer displayed to logged in users, who are
the main users of the sidebar.
* There is a prominent close button.

Our donor services team haven't seen any negative emails about this banner.
Moreover adding the floating tab results in an increase in donations of
roughly 15%, one of the biggest improvements we have found so far this
year. So we hope this will help us to reach our target sooner, and annoy
fewer users overall.

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Fundraising Production Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation


On 8 December 2013 18:50, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:

 Hi.

 I thought there was an explicit agreement that fundraising banners will
 not obscure the site interface, as it's bad for usability and annoys users.
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/111477931 seems to
 break this agreement. What's going on?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface

2013-12-09 Thread Peter Coombe
Love it! Looks like there's more than one banner too:
http://imgs.xkcd.com/store_news/store_gd_g1_QG5Z.png

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On 8 December 2013 19:52, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:

 Largely unrelated: it looks like xkcd (http://xkcd.com) has spoofed the
 DEAR WIKIPEDIA READERS donation banner as part of its store campaign:
 http://imgs.xkcd.com/store_news/store_gd_d5_FyaR.png. :-)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-09 Thread Peter Coombe
The English Wikipedia has attempted a (non-exhaustive) list at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Systemic_bias

Peter


On 9 December 2013 07:35, Romaine Wiki romaine_w...@yahoo.com wrote:

 In various research and media articles is written that in several subject
 groups Wikipedia is missing a lot of articles and those groups are
 relatively unrepresented.

 How can we as Wikipedia get clear which subject groups are missing?

 How can we get lists of less represented subject groups and the articles
 in those groups?

 Let us get practical, ow can we fill the gap?


 Greetings,
 Romaine

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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK Board update

2013-12-09 Thread Katie Chan




 Original Message 
Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK Board update
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:15:57 +
From: Katie Chan k...@ktchan.info
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To: wikimediau...@lists.wikimedia.org

On 09/12/2013 22:01, Fæ wrote:


I was under the impression that Alastair McCapra had stood down as
Secretary as decided in the September 2013 board meeting.[1] Could the
situation please be confirmed by the board of trustees?




The role of company secretary was abolished. Alastair remains
Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

KTC

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK Board update

2013-12-09 Thread Samuel Klein
On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote:

To clarify the term long-serving Wikimedia Commons bureaucrat,
 Michael had both rights of admin and bureaucrat restored seven months
 ago, without a community vote, after retiring in December 2010.[2]

 Links
 1.
 https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Minutes_14Sep13#Secretary.E2.80.99s_Report
 2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UserRights/MichaelMaggs


Fæ: Be kind.

There was indeed a community vote to restore MM as a bureaucrat.
 Unsurprisingly: landslide support.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Bureaucrats/Requests/MichaelMaggs_(2)

SJ
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK Board update

2013-12-09 Thread
On 9 December 2013 22:39, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote:

 To clarify the term long-serving Wikimedia Commons bureaucrat,
 Michael had both rights of admin and bureaucrat restored seven months
 ago...

 There was indeed a community vote to restore MM as a bureaucrat.
  Unsurprisingly: landslide support.
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Bureaucrats/Requests/MichaelMaggs_(2)

Thanks for pointing that out, I missed that !vote though I do recall
the BN discussion.

Fae
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[Wikimedia-l] Amendment would affect Wikimedia projects

2013-12-09 Thread Ivan Martínez
Dear all:

A proposed amendment to the Industrial Property Law, Federal Law on
Copyright and the Federal Penal Code, recently presented at the Chamber of
Deputies of Mexico, very similar to SOPA and the Sinde Law in Spain, would
affect the functioning of the Wikimedia projects in Mexico.

Our chapter decided to issue a position that can be found at the following
link:

http://ow.ly/rBKx6

This document was sent to the email address of the legislators who are
driving this proposal, deputies Héctor Gutiérrez and Aurora Ugalde, no
response so far. If this proposal in advance approval, our chapter would
evaluate what actions could be taken.

Best regards.

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*Atentamente:Iván MartínezPresidenteWikimedia México A.C.wikimedia.mx
http://wikimedia.mxImagina un mundo en donde cada persona del planeta
pueda tener acceso libre a la suma total del conocimiento humano. Eso es lo
que estamos haciendo http://es.wikipedia.org. *
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising: are we trying what we tried on July 30?

2013-12-09 Thread Nathan
If the number of donations and the total amount donated stayed the same,
how did the amount of the average donation spike by a factor of 10? Looks
like a data glitch, not some special strategy.


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 8:39 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote:

 I'm still very interested in July 30, when average donations peaked;
 Ref.: http://i.imgur.com/3oXk7jq.png

 What could have caused that?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface

2013-12-09 Thread MZMcBride
Peter Coombe wrote:
I'm not aware that there ever was such an agreement. Annoyance to users is
certainly something that we do try to minimise, and we've actually
rejected a number of designs so far this year for that reason. However we
thought carefully about this banner before testing it and considered it
okay for a few reasons:

* We've actually heard anecdotal feedback from users that they meant to
donate but were missing/forgetting the banner once they scrolled down to
read the article.
* The floating tab takes up only a very small portion of the screen, and
does not overlap with the article.
* Fundraising banners are no longer displayed to logged in users, who are
the main users of the sidebar.
* There is a prominent close button.

Our donor services team haven't seen any negative emails about this
banner. Moreover adding the floating tab results in an increase in
donations of roughly 15%, one of the biggest improvements we have found
so far this year. So we hope this will help us to reach our target
sooner, and annoy fewer users overall.

Peter,

Thank you for the thoughtful and thorough response. I appreciate it. :-)

MZMcBride



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amendment would affect Wikimedia projects

2013-12-09 Thread Samuel Klein
Interesting.  Thank you for taking a public stand and for keeping us
informed.  Is there any international movement so far to support the
advocates in Mexico that are arguing against this amendment?

Sam.


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 6:21 PM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear all:

 A proposed amendment to the Industrial Property Law, Federal Law on
 Copyright and the Federal Penal Code, recently presented at the Chamber of
 Deputies of Mexico, very similar to SOPA and the Sinde Law in Spain, would
 affect the functioning of the Wikimedia projects in Mexico.

 Our chapter decided to issue a position that can be found at the following
 link:

 http://ow.ly/rBKx6

 This document was sent to the email address of the legislators who are
 driving this proposal, deputies Héctor Gutiérrez and Aurora Ugalde, no
 response so far. If this proposal in advance approval, our chapter would
 evaluate what actions could be taken.

 Best regards.

 --








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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface

2013-12-09 Thread User Mono
Related: There are some issues with the design of these banners, especially the 
floaty thing.Why are you using a table element? It's really wrong for this 
kind of thing. Also, please commit to just one color for the floater - the 
highlighting thing doesn't make sense in that space. (See a possible solution, 
if the icon was black with a yellow i, at 
http://awesomescreenshot.com/0d622k4fb2). Furthermore, that shadow is hideous - 
it should be blurred out some more or just eliminated - it adds little (without 
shadow: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0e622k4k3c, blurred shadow: 
http://awesomescreenshot.com/06d22k4s6f). This a) looks better and b) would 
probably increase conversions since it's all around brighter (but in a 
better-looking way). At the top, it's best looking to eliminate the shadow on 
the right side which looks unbalanced and increase the blur (like box-shadow: 
0px 5px 10px #aaa;). See http://awesomescreenshot.com/01022k566a. I highly 
suggest you adopt these changes.
Thanks,User:Mono

 Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:09:59 -0800
 From: pcoo...@wikimedia.org
 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface
 
 Love it! Looks like there's more than one banner too:
 http://imgs.xkcd.com/store_news/store_gd_g1_QG5Z.png
 
 --
 Peter Coombe
 Fundraising Production Coordinator
 Wikimedia Foundation
 
 
 On 8 December 2013 19:52, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:
 
  Largely unrelated: it looks like xkcd (http://xkcd.com) has spoofed the
  DEAR WIKIPEDIA READERS donation banner as part of its store campaign:
  http://imgs.xkcd.com/store_news/store_gd_d5_FyaR.png. :-)
 
  MZMcBride
 
 
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface

2013-12-09 Thread User Mono
I also forgot to mention those annoyingly ugly 'Credit Card'/PayPal buttons 
with the double borders. I suggest making the border 1px solid and then reduce 
the border radius to 5px. 
User:Mono

 From: userm...@outlook.com
 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 19:36:31 -0700
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface
 
 Related: There are some issues with the design of these banners, especially 
 the floaty thing.Why are you using a table element? It's really wrong for 
 this kind of thing. Also, please commit to just one color for the floater - 
 the highlighting thing doesn't make sense in that space. (See a possible 
 solution, if the icon was black with a yellow i, at 
 http://awesomescreenshot.com/0d622k4fb2). Furthermore, that shadow is hideous 
 - it should be blurred out some more or just eliminated - it adds little 
 (without shadow: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0e622k4k3c, blurred shadow: 
 http://awesomescreenshot.com/06d22k4s6f). This a) looks better and b) would 
 probably increase conversions since it's all around brighter (but in a 
 better-looking way). At the top, it's best looking to eliminate the shadow on 
 the right side which looks unbalanced and increase the blur (like box-shadow: 
 0px 5px 10px #aaa;). See http://awesomescreenshot.com/01022k566a. I highly 
 suggest you adopt these changes.
 Thanks,User:Mono
 
  Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:09:59 -0800
  From: pcoo...@wikimedia.org
  To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface
  
  Love it! Looks like there's more than one banner too:
  http://imgs.xkcd.com/store_news/store_gd_g1_QG5Z.png
  
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  Fundraising Production Coordinator
  Wikimedia Foundation
  
  
  On 8 December 2013 19:52, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:
  
   Largely unrelated: it looks like xkcd (http://xkcd.com) has spoofed the
   DEAR WIKIPEDIA READERS donation banner as part of its store campaign:
   http://imgs.xkcd.com/store_news/store_gd_d5_FyaR.png. :-)
  
   MZMcBride
  
  
  
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