[Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Anders Wennersten
Nemo has found this wiki which I find very interesting [1]. it contains 1,68 million articles and seems to be a copy of articles from Lithunian Wikipedia + some 1,5 million botgenerated articles, with focus on species (i know from Lsjbot that there are at least some 1,3 M articles of species

[Wikimedia-l] Have your say on Wikimedia UK's strategy

2014-02-04 Thread Stevie Benton
Hello everyone, Wikimedia UK's board and staff have been working hard over the last few months on our new Strategic Planhttps://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Strategic_plan_2014-2019, and we have just released the draft for community consultation. We hope that the model we have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Samuel Klein
Bot generated articles have been important throughout the history of the wiki Projects. They are essential to our future. They have also always been controversial with some editors. Agreed that not showing them or remaining skeptical rather than learning to use them better will be a proviso

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Risker
Sam, I am quite concerned that you would use a public mailing list to express your displeasure about a specific individual's block on a particular project, without ensuring that you had your facts straight. It is unfair not only to the project involved, but to the person who is blocked: nobody

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread David Gerard
On 4 February 2014 12:40, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Before you do that in the future, perhaps it would be a good idea to understand why a project had to, after years of trying to work with a valued editor and to mitigate the problems caused, finally remove him from the project.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Risker
On 4 February 2014 08:55, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Risker, 04/02/2014 13:40: Sam, I am quite concerned that you would use a public mailing list to express your displeasure about a specific individual's block [...] You're putting words in his mouth. Saying, for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Risker, 04/02/2014 13:40: Sam, I am quite concerned that you would use a public mailing list to express your displeasure about a specific individual's block [...] You're putting words in his mouth. Saying, for instance, how sad it is that about 1 % of the USA population is in jail doesn't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Have your say on Wikimedia UK's strategy

2014-02-04 Thread
On 4 February 2014 11:32, Stevie Benton stevie.ben...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: ... You may also be interested in a related blog post by Simon Knighthttp://people.kmi.open.ac.uk/knight/2014/02/wikimedia-uk-strategy-consultation/, one of the WMUK trustees who has been closely involved in this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread
On 4 February 2014 14:03, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: .. The vast majority of users who do a lot of bot edits are still merrily working away on English Wikipedia. As someone who has made around 3 million automated edits on Commons and uploaded over 200,000 valuable educational images

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Risker
On 4 February 2014 10:30, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 4 February 2014 14:03, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: .. The vast majority of users who do a lot of bot edits are still merrily working away on English Wikipedia. As someone who has made around 3 million automated edits on Commons

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread
On 4 February 2014 15:54, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Risker, out of interest, considering my long track record of useful bot-work on Commons, would you support my proposal to let Faebot do some sensible non-controversial work on en.wp or do you think I am a danger to Wikimedia? I'd

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Risker
On 4 February 2014 11:21, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 4 February 2014 15:54, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Risker, out of interest, considering my long track record of useful bot-work on Commons, would you support my proposal to let Faebot do some sensible non-controversial work on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Harold Hidalgo
Perhaps it would be a good idea to understand how bad ArbCom managed the Rich Farmbrough case by putting him against a slow death that would ultimately end in a year-long ban handled by a single administrator. -- *Harold A. Hidalgo* Editorial Hidalgo Ediciones.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread David Gerard
On 4 February 2014 16:42, Harold Hidalgo hah...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps it would be a good idea to understand how bad ArbCom managed the Rich Farmbrough case by putting him against a slow death that would ultimately end in a year-long ban handled by a single administrator. Risker has not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Risker
On 4 February 2014 11:45, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 4 February 2014 16:42, Harold Hidalgo hah...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps it would be a good idea to understand how bad ArbCom managed the Rich Farmbrough case by putting him against a slow death that would ultimately end in a

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Have your say on Wikimedia UK's strategy

2014-02-04 Thread Stevie Benton
Hello everyone, Wikimedia UK's board and staff have been working hard over the last few months on our new Strategic Planhttps://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Strategic_plan_2014-2019, and we have just released the draft for community consultation. We hope that the model we have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Risker, 04/02/2014 17:59: doesn't deserve to have his case reheard on this mailing list Then it would have been useful if you had refrained from issuing a motion of order against a simple, incidental 7-words mention, making this (otherwise quiet) thread into a television legal drama with the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread
On 4 February 2014 16:45, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 4 February 2014 16:42, Harold Hidalgo hah...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps it would be a good idea to understand how bad ArbCom managed the ... case by putting him against a slow death that would ultimately end in a year-long ban

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Risker
On 4 February 2014 12:27, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Risker, 04/02/2014 17:59: doesn't deserve to have his case reheard on this mailing list Then it would have been useful if you had refrained from issuing a motion of order against a simple, incidental 7-words mention,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread
On 4 February 2014 17:48, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 4 February 2014 12:27, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Risker, 04/02/2014 17:59: doesn't deserve to have his case reheard on this mailing list Risker, here's a great tip: If you *really* do not want the case

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board approval of new Trademark policy and recommendation on the Community logo registration

2014-02-04 Thread Yana Welinder
Hi all, We are happy to announce that the Board of Trustees approved the new Trademark Policy this Saturday.[1] The policy is based on a seven-month consultation with the community to replace our 2009 policy. The new policy is unconventional in how it provides expansive use of the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Thyge
A great tip would be to avoid changing this thread into a personal attack on Risker or anybody else. Thank you. Thyge/Sir48 2014-02-04 Fæ fae...@gmail.com: On 4 February 2014 17:48, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 4 February 2014 12:27, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread
On 4 February 2014 20:03, Thyge ltl.pri...@gmail.com wrote: A great tip would be to avoid changing this thread into a personal attack on Risker or anybody else. Thank you. Thyge/Sir48 Er, that was the point of my tip to Risker. Fae ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board approval of new Trademark policy and recommendation on the Community logo registration

2014-02-04 Thread phoebe ayers
And a big thank you to legal and the LCA team for their skilled handling of these issues, including extensive consultations and developing a community-centric policy. I am proud that we now have such a thoughtful, open-focused, and yes, unconventional trademark policy for our projects. best,