Re: [Wikimedia-l] Nobel Peace Prize announcement and editathon

2014-10-09 Thread MZMcBride
Jon Harald Søby wrote: 2014-10-08 23:40 GMT+02:00 Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com: Will they release their own biographies under a free license to ease article expansion? :) Good question, Nemo. I don't know if it has been brought up, but we should probably look into that. :-) I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Nobel Peace Prize announcement and editathon

2014-10-09 Thread Anna Stillwell
This sounds just great. Can't wait to see what you guys do. I'm always so amazed at what people are building and doing. And it's great that they reached out to you to do this. Nice work, /a p.s. I know that when Americans say great or amazing too many times that we are totally suspect, but so be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-09 Thread MZMcBride
Craig Franklin wrote: That said, welcome Damon! Certainly, it's a pretty tough job that you've stepped into, but I'm optimistic that a fresh approach and fresh eyes will assist the engineering team in pushing through the present difficulties with software deployments. Which present difficulties

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Nobel Peace Prize announcement and editathon

2014-10-09 Thread Jan Ainali
You are right Tom, WMSE made several such videos, I guess the one you are thinking of is this one: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nobel_BrianSchmidt_2011-12-08.ogv Will the winners be present at the announcement? *Med vänliga hälsningar,Jan Ainali* Verksamhetschef, Wikimedia Sverige

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-09 Thread Pine W
I'm sure a Board member, Lila, or Erik will correct me if I am mistaken, but my understanding is that there is internal agreement at Board level that the Product side of the org needs some systemic changes, that Lila was chosen with the goal of making those changes, and that some changes are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Nobel Peace Prize announcement and editathon

2014-10-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
This is an excellent event idea, congratulations to Wikimedia Norway for organising it. It is also a brilliant example of how Chapters and other groups around the world can take responsability for topics that have particular local relevance to them, and take a leadership role in the worldwide

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Nobel Peace Prize announcement and editathon

2014-10-09 Thread Jan Ainali
Today there was the announcement for the Nobel prize in literature. Quit interesting is that the Swedish Radio, Swedish Television and the Norwegian NRK are updating articles related to this. Not perfect, but with a obviously good ambition!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Nobel Peace Prize announcement and editathon

2014-10-09 Thread Àlex Hinojo
I do agree. In Amical we regularly organize small one-week long online writing contest regarding local Music Festivals, ComicCons or similar. We get in touch with new organisations, reach to new communities and get quite a lot of press atention with relatively small organizing effort and one small

[Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
I saw something appear in the media: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_26694189/poland-honor-wikipedia-monument Romaine ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-09 Thread Mathias Schindler
In Poland, Monument loves Wikipedia On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 7:51 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: I saw something appear in the media: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_26694189/poland-honor-wikipedia-monument Romaine ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-09 Thread Tomasz Ganicz
;-) Actually just one monument :-) By the way our woman wikipedians complan that only men are holding the globe in this statue :-) So, we have at least sent a woman - Magalia, to represent our community and fill a little bit gender gap :-) 2014-10-09 19:52 GMT+02:00 Mathias Schindler

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-09 Thread Ivan Martínez
Really amazing! So, the monument will have freedom of panorama? ;) 2014-10-09 13:29 GMT-05:00 Tomasz Ganicz polime...@gmail.com: ;-) Actually just one monument :-) By the way our woman wikipedians complan that only men are holding the globe in this statue :-) So, we have at least sent a woman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-09 Thread Pine W
Thanks for the detailed comments, Erik. As someone who spent several volunteer hours reviewing the current Annual Plan, I would appreciate getting an understanding of how the change of emphasis to quarterly reviews affects budgets, hiring plans, and fundraising goals. Is that something that you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-09 Thread Tar Lócesilion
Yes, it will. 2014-10-09 20:31 GMT+02:00 Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com: Really amazing! So, the monument will have freedom of panorama? ;) 2014-10-09 13:29 GMT-05:00 Tomasz Ganicz polime...@gmail.com: ;-) Actually just one monument :-) By the way our woman wikipedians complan that only

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-09 Thread Lila Tretikov
We are planning to do a review of alignment/divergence with the plan mid year. That would be the right time for this discussion as we will have a good overview/gap analysis at that time. On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks for the detailed comments, Erik.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-09 Thread Pine W
Thank you Lila. Pine On Oct 9, 2014 11:50 AM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: We are planning to do a review of alignment/divergence with the plan mid year. That would be the right time for this discussion as we will have a good overview/gap analysis at that time. On Thu, Oct 9,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Cascadia] Quarterly goals for WMF Legal

2014-10-09 Thread Kirill Lokshin
On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 3:15 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Establishing timeline commitments for Affcom to respond to requests for approvals or for Affcom to ask new questions about a requested approval. Having approval requests stay open for weeks with no communication from Affcom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Offline-l] Bug day: Book tool/Collection/PDF, 2014-10-08, 14–22 UTC

2014-10-09 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 09.10.2014 00:35, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: And it's over! We reached our immediate goal, closing all the lost PediaPress tickets (80 before the bug day); and about 40 new bugzilla reports were filed, including some tricky ones about language support.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Damon Sicore office hours in 5 minutes

2014-10-09 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Log of this office hours: http://bots.wmflabs.org/~wm-bot/logs/%23wikimedia-office/20141009.txt (Will also be posted on Meta) Risker= Thanks Risker, It Is indeed at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's fix templates

2014-10-09 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 09/02/2014 03:27 PM, pi zero wrote: The templates are extremely complicated in implementation, which is irrelevant. If templates were rejected based on extremely complicated implementation, that would rule out essentially everything that uses Scribuntu under the hood. I don't agree with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's fix templates

2014-10-09 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 09/03/2014 07:08 AM, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: (Wouldn't it be nice if all skins could be written in Lua + LESS stored as wikipages on the wiki, instead of distributed as php files; I know of one LESS skin which works well: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Skin:Chameleon ; are there others?)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's fix templates

2014-10-09 Thread Matthew Flaschen
I agree with the general thrust of Brad's points. There are some known major issues with templating (styling, unreadable parser functions, and templates being used for data like Information on Commons are the most important ones). However, these do not all have the same solutions. Some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly goals for WMF Legal

2014-10-09 Thread Stephen LaPorte
Hello Pine, I am happy to speak with you specifically about turn-around time, so that we get your question resolved quickly and find solutions that may improve the process for others. Overall, we try to be quite responsive. In cases that do take time, it is likely because there are unusual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's fix templates

2014-10-09 Thread pi zero
On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 7:53 PM, Matthew Flaschen mflasc...@wikimedia.org wrote: Finally, I consider the unreadable parser functions problem essentially solved. Lua is not perfect, but it's a usable language (and not a Mediawiki-specific one) that is far more readable and writable than

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's fix templates

2014-10-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Lua makes editing templates for most users impossible. Perhaps the English community has enough users to handle all edit requests for Lua templates, most smaller wikis have too less users to do that. It is not just creating a Lua template, but also that the local communities on various wikis need

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
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[Wikimedia-l] Comment time for IEG Grants proposal

2014-10-09 Thread Patrick Earley
For our second round of Individual Engagement Grant applications in 2014, we have a great crop of ideas. Wikimedians have dropped by to offer feedback, support, or expertise to some of the proposals, but many proposals have not been reviewed by community members. If there is an open proposal that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Offline-l] Bug day: Book tool/Collection/PDF, 2014-10-08, 14–22 UTC

2014-10-09 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Yes, thank you all so much! I've been busy trying to fix as many of the issues found as possible. Note that I'll be on vacation next week (2014-10-11 - 2014-10-17) so don't panic if my latency increases. Keep filing those bugs and I'll keep squashing them when I get back. --scott

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Comment time for IEG Grants proposal

2014-10-09 Thread വിശ്വപ്രഭ
Thank you for this reminder. As I see, the IEG system has attracted many innovative ideas on how to integrate the efforts and wisdom of a multitude of communities and evolve sustainable long term models that can be scaled up globally. To that extend, each IEG proposal is worth detailed study not