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

2013-12-10 Thread David Gerard
There's a whole site full of possible inspirations: http://tabcloseddidntread.com/ https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/a30bbe8b54a5 Perhaps next year? - d. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-10 Thread Delirium
In terms of specific articles to create, there is also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Missing_encyclopedic_articles That project collects articles that exist in wide range of other encyclopedias, but don't yet exist on Wikipedia. However that's not covering quite the same

[Wikimedia-l] Ombudsman Commission applications

2013-12-10 Thread Maggie Dennis
Hi It's coming close to time for annual appointments of community members to serve on the Ombudsman commission. This commission works on all Wikimedia projects to investigate complaints about violations of the privacy policy, especially in use of CheckUser tools, and to mediate between the

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

2013-12-10 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 12/10/2013 03:07 AM, David Gerard wrote: There's a whole site full of possible inspirations: And yet: 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

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

2013-12-10 Thread David Gerard
On 10 December 2013 14:24, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 12/10/2013 03:07 AM, David Gerard wrote: There's a whole site full of possible inspirations: Mind you, you are comparing apples (a small floaty reminder that /can/ overlap with part of the sidebar when scrolling) with

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

2013-12-10 Thread John Vandenberg
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 12/10/2013 03:07 AM, David Gerard wrote: There's a whole site full of possible inspirations: And yet: Our donor services team haven't seen any negative emails about this banner. Moreover adding the floating tab

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

2013-12-10 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 12/10/2013 10:01 AM, John Vandenberg wrote: https://twitter.com/nyatagarasu/status/405134111796240384 It's hard to know for sure, of course, but I'm pretty sure huge couldn't possibly refer to the minuscule floaty div MZMcBride refered to. :-) -- Marc

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

2013-12-10 Thread MZMcBride
John Vandenberg wrote: And a request for bitcoins https://twitter.com/DrWeidinger/status/407656789274947584 For reference: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bitcoin. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-10 Thread Rand McRanderson
I wonder if we could do a survey of readers from underrepresented groups. Even if a group is underrepresented as editors that doesn't mean they ate underrepresented as readers (for example women) (plus survey results could be cited in potential deletion discussions) We may want to think about the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-10 Thread Dennis During
English Wiktionary has made a modest step toward ameliorating the FUll Text On the Net bias by reducing for less-attested languages the requirement for three citations of a word in use to just one. The result is more coverage at somewhat greater risk of making a mistake in the entry

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

2013-12-10 Thread Isarra Yos
On 10/12/13 14:57, David Gerard wrote: True. However, do read the blog post on the need for caution in answering such concerns with metrics. - d. And it's an excellent point to bring up. While I'm sure the fundraising team tries to keep in mind the balance between analytics results and and

[Wikimedia-l] Update Transition Team on Meta

2013-12-10 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi All I just posted a substantial update at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Executive_Director_Transition_Team/Update_9_December Regards Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Organizations First Employee Study

2013-12-10 Thread Jessie Wild
Hello! Just wanted to give a brief update on a piece of analysis recently posted regarding the* first employee hiring of Wikimedia organizations*. For those who contributed, *THANK YOU* for your participation! The main information can be on found on meta: * Background of information[1] * Survey

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update Transition Team on Meta

2013-12-10 Thread MZMcBride
Jan-Bart de Vreede wrote: I just posted a substantial update [...]: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/6682297 Thanks for the update. I'm a bit sad that we couldn't wrap up the search before the end of 2013, but there are silver linings in that Sue is continuing to stick around

[Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-10 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi! I'm sure that the WMF fundraising people are all aware of this, but this isn't exactly a well-known issue, so please excuse this short introduction. For a few months now, there has been quite a strong push from the Bitcoin community to accept that currency as a donation method; the issue

[Wikimedia-l] Hackathon 2014 - Save the Date! May 9th - 11th 2014

2013-12-10 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear all, just a short note from Wikimedia CH that we are currently preparing the 2014 Hackathon in Zürich. Contracts are about to be signed and we want to let you know that you can count on us to create you an unique experience in Switzerland. Date: May 9th - 11th Location: Youth Hostel Zürich

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hackathon 2014 - Save the Date! May 9th - 11th 2014

2013-12-10 Thread Martin Rulsch
A preliminary page can be found on MediaWiki.org Obviously here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Z%C3%BCrich_Hackathon_2014 Cheers Martin ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-10 Thread Nathan
I'm a little skeptical about the charitable nature of Bitpay's offer to hold funds for the WMF. It doesn't help that they refer to Wikipedia's bank accounts, but in the absence of other evidence I suspect that Bitpay is taking advantage of the volatility of Bitcoin exchange rates to profit from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-10 Thread Matthew Walker
That assumes that [Bitpay] are, in fact, forwarding donations at all. We have received some funds from them. ~Matt Walker Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising Technology Team ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-10 Thread Nathan
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Matthew Walker mwal...@wikimedia.orgwrote: That assumes that [Bitpay] are, in fact, forwarding donations at all. We have received some funds from them. ~Matt Walker Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising Technology Team Thanks Matt. I'm still concerned that they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update Transition Team on Meta

2013-12-10 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: One related question: will the delay in finding a new Executive Director impact the search for a Vice President of Engineering? No. While it would be ideal for Sue's successor to be part of the process and we will look for

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

2013-12-10 Thread Florence Devouard
Dear all The committee met this evening and is happy to announce that it chose its jury. We received many applications (11 from new candidates) and it was really tough to choose from all the great people. We decided to create a jury of 9 members including 4 oldbies (= previous Wikimania

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-10 Thread MZMcBride
Tomasz W. Kozlowski wrote: Can you let us know the reasons behind the decision of not accepting Bitcoin other than those mentioned on the FAQ page I linked? Has there been any discussion about simply accepting Bitcoins but not exchanging them? Off-hand, I can't see any potential harm if the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-10 Thread Tim Starling
On 11/12/13 06:58, Tomasz W. Kozlowski wrote: I'm sure those reading this list can Google the topic themselves, so I won't link to the many angry discussion that are taking place on the interwebs right now; I tried Googling, including news and blog searches, and couldn't work out what you are

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia engineering report, November 2013

2013-12-10 Thread Guillaume Paumier
Hi, The report covering Wikimedia engineering activities in November 2013 is now available. Wiki version: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_engineering_report/2013/November Blog version: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/12/09/engineering-report-november-2013/ We're also proposing a

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

2013-12-10 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.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ombudsman Commission applications

2013-12-10 Thread ENWP Pine
Hi Maggie, what's happening with the Ombudsman Commission scope RFC? Thanks, Pine Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:04:09 -0800 From: Maggie Dennis mden...@wikimedia.org To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org, Functionaries email list for the English Wikipedia

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

2013-12-10 Thread Jayanta Nath
Congratulation to everyone! Jayanta On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 4:06 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: Dear all The committee met this evening and is happy to announce that it chose its jury. We received many applications (11 from new candidates) and it was really tough to