Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread Peter Southwood
I took a look at the survey and it is seriously unclear. Is there supposed to be an explanation which explains what it all means before filling in? Cheers, Peter - Original Message - From: James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Sent:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread James Salsman
Is there ... an explanation which explains what it all means? It's an attempted improvement on the policy survey at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/EU_policy/Survey A survey about the importance of various policy issues ... given the highest priority by our community. If you are having trouble

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread Risker
On 13 March 2014 05:13, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Is there ... an explanation which explains what it all means? It's an attempted improvement on the policy survey at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/EU_policy/Survey A survey about the importance of various policy issues ...

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread Craig Franklin
In addition to Risker's comments, which I agree with 100%, I would further request that any future survey of users be designed and supervised only by someone with extensive expertise and experience in the field of survey methodology. Many previous surveys that have been done by the Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office Hours with Gayle Karen Young Thursday (March 13th) 19:00 UTC (noon PDT)

2014-03-13 Thread James Alexander
Just a reminder that this will be happening in about one hour. If you do not have an IRC program you can use the webchat link below. Webchat - http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-office James James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Argentina report: February 2014

2014-03-13 Thread Osmar Valdebenito
Dear Wikimedians, Here is the monthly report of Wikimedia Argentina for February 2014. You can read the full report (in Spanish and English) here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Argentina/Reportes/2014-02 Also, the full reports of past months are available at

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: URGENT call for geographical diversity in Wikimedia @ GSoC

2014-03-13 Thread Quim Gil
Dear Wikimedia contributors, please help spreading this call for Google Summer of Code candidates in your projects, chapters, and surroundings. Thank you! -- Forwarded message -- From: *Quim Gil* q...@wikimedia.org Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Subject: URGENT call for

[Wikimedia-l] Join the Grant Advisory Committee!

2014-03-13 Thread Alex Wang
Hello Everyone! We're sending out another call for new Grant Advisory Committee (GAC) members! The GAC are community volunteers who are explicitly invited[1] to review and evaluate grant proposals made in the Wikimedia Foundation Project and Event Grants Program[2], and offer advice to both

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: URGENT call for geographical diversity in Wikimedia @ GSoC

2014-03-13 Thread David Cuenca
I would suggest blogging about GsoC and maybe posting about it on the wp discussion pages. There is only one week left! On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:41 PM, Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear Wikimedia contributors, please help spreading this call for Google Summer of Code candidates in your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: URGENT call for geographical diversity in Wikimedia @ GSoC

2014-03-13 Thread Harsh Kothari
I guess we should share on Facebook as well as Twitter. (MediaWiki / Wikimedia Foundation) Thanks Harsh On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 2:19 AM, David Cuenca dacu...@gmail.com wrote: I would suggest blogging about GsoC and maybe posting about it on the wp discussion pages. There is only one week

Re: [Wikimedia-l] URGENT call for geographical diversity in Wikimedia @ GSoC

2014-03-13 Thread Quim Gil
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Harsh Kothari harshkothari...@gmail.com wrote: I guess we should share on Facebook as well as Twitter. (MediaWiki / Wikimedia Foundation) Yes, you were faster than me. :) https://www.facebook.com/MediaWikiProject/posts/264324327074526?stream_ref=5

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Optional changes to the Terms of Use amendment on undisclosed paid edits

2014-03-13 Thread Stephen LaPorte
Hello, In response to some community comments on the proposed amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid edits, the WMF's LCA team has suggested two optional changes to the scope of the amendment. The aim is to address concerns regarding reactions against editors who are suspected of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: URGENT call for geographical diversity in Wikimedia @ GSoC

2014-03-13 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
I have shared this with several fellow coders and have asked them to pass it on. On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 2:24 AM, Harsh Kothari harshkothari...@gmail.comwrote: I guess we should share on Facebook as well as Twitter. (MediaWiki / Wikimedia Foundation) Thanks Harsh On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread Tilman Bayer
Hi Craig, On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 4:42 AM, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net wrote: In addition to Risker's comments, which I agree with 100%, I would further request that any future survey of users be designed and supervised only by someone with extensive expertise and experience in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [feature suggestion] Be able to include/exclude certain page fragments based on the geographic area

2014-03-13 Thread Seb35
Le lundi 10 mars 2014 21:03:20 (CET), Yuri y...@rawbw.com a écrit : On 03/10/2014 11:30, Seb35 wrote: Another point of view is that the knowledge doesn’t (shouldn’t) depend in any way of the local government -- possibly it can be viewed differently from a culture to another but that’s a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread James Salsman
... list of causes - many of which have little or no correlation with anything even vaguely related to the operation of the WMF, its core philosophies, or its purpose If the Trustees have decided that we should pay advocates, why not advocate on the issues most likely to increase the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread Risker
On 13 March 2014 22:38, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: snip If the Trustees have decided that we should pay advocates, snip Link to the board of decision to pay advocates please. Risker ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread James Salsman
Link to the board of decision to pay advocates please. The most recent seems to be the approval f the Annual Plan as per

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread Risker
On 13 March 2014 23:56, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Link to the board of decision to pay advocates please. The most recent seems to be the approval f the Annual Plan as per

Re: [Wikimedia-l] draft revised volunteer community survey

2014-03-13 Thread Oliver Keyes
Ah. Yeah. The job of the Community Advocacy bit of Legal and Community Advocacy is, as I understand it, to advocate for the community's need within the Foundation, and act as a conduit to the community for legal stuff. Their job is not to advocate for reduction in public school class sizes or more