[Wikimedia-l] [Reminder] Language Engineering IRC Office Hour on November 12, 2014 (Wednesday) at 1700 UTC

2014-11-12 Thread Runa Bhattacharjee
Hello, A reminder that Language Engineering's monthly office hour will be happening later today at 1700 UTC on #wikimedia-office. Please see below for the original announcement, local time, and agenda. Thank you. Runa Monthly IRC Office Hour: == # Date: November 12, 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Au Revoir from WMUK CEO

2014-11-12 Thread rupert THURNER
Hi Jon, it was always a pleasure and very constructive to work with you, as one who always had open eyes for global or other countries challenges. What are you up to in future? Rupert On Nov 11, 2014 10:11 AM, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: With some sadness I have to tell you

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Kirill Lokshin
Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized Wiki Project Med [1] as a Wikimedia User Group [2]. The group is working to promote the development of medical content on Wikimedia projects. Let's welcome them to the family of Wikimedia affiliates!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Vishnu
Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! Best wishes. Vishnu On Wednesday 12 November 2014 05:44 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote: Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized Wiki Project Med [1] as a Wikimedia User Group [2]. The group is working to promote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Nurunnaby Hasive
Great! Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM, Vishnu visdav...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! Best wishes. Vishnu On Wednesday 12 November 2014 05:44 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote: Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Lodewijk
I cannot imagine fuzz will be made over that, whether it is official or not :) Lodewijk (not an affcom member any longer, so even more so a personal opinion :) ) On Nov 12, 2014 4:09 PM, Mark A. Hershberger m...@nichework.com wrote: Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org writes: PS: Stakeholder's or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Mark A. Hershberger
Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org writes: PS: Stakeholder's or Stakeholders? I did send Gregory an email shortly after he notified me that we were accepted when the problematic apostrophe was pointed out to me. We'd like to have the apostrophe removed, if possible. Mark. -- Mark A. Hershberger

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Gregory Varnum
We have updated everything to reflect the correct spelling. Although it sounds like now you'd like no apostrophe? -greg On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: I cannot imagine fuzz will be made over that, whether it is official or not :) Lodewijk (not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Au Revoir from WMUK CEO

2014-11-12 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Thanks for all the work together, and the very best, Jon, for every continuing adventure. Looking forward to working with you as a volunteer, Anasuya On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 1:10 AM, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: With some sadness I have to tell you that I will be leaving

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Mark A. Hershberger
Gregory Varnum writes: We have updated everything to reflect the correct spelling. Although it sounds like now you'd like no apostrophe? Yes. I apologize for the confusion and extra work. Mark. -- Mark A. Hershberger NicheWork LLC 717-271-1084

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Gregory Varnum
No worries - it happens. :) I apologize that we did not bring it up sooner. To be fair, someone on AffCom (Josh) did ask earlier and I'll admit, I thought at the time it was intentional so did not bring it up in our desire to get things approved for the group. I will make sure the updates are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Alex Wang
Congrats! A very exciting project! On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 4:46 AM, Nurunnaby Hasive n...@nhasive.com wrote: Great! Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM, Vishnu visdav...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! Best wishes. Vishnu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Lila Tretikov
Congratulations! On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 4:46 AM, Nurunnaby Hasive n...@nhasive.com wrote: Great! Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM, Vishnu visdav...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! Best wishes. Vishnu On Wednesday

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group

2014-11-12 Thread Tanvir Rahman
Dear all, It is our pleasure to announce of the recognition [1] of the Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group. Bulgarian User Group will be an important part of the Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe. I would like to thank the fellow Bulgarian Wikimedians for their hard work over the years. They

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Au Revoir from WMUK CEO

2014-11-12 Thread Erik Moeller
Jon -- Thank you all the hard work for the movement, and for building a great team and great foundations! Hope to see you in different corners of the movement globe. Warmly, Erik -- Erik Möller VP of Product Strategy, Wikimedia Foundation ___

[Wikimedia-l] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread rubin.happy
Hello, guys! We received some alerts from our users that donations are now blocked when user is from Russia: http://habrastorage.org/files/31b/b1f/ec9/31bb1fec9b9e45abb6ac4babcc237184.png The only WMF comment I received in #wikimedia-fundraising was that we don't run fundraising in Russia at the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Thanks for this news, Kirill/AffCom! Congratulations Wiki Project Med. :-) a- On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 4:14 AM, Kirill Lokshin kirill.loks...@gmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized Wiki Project Med [1] as a Wikimedia User Group

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group

2014-11-12 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Thanks Tanvir/AffCom. Congratulations to the Bulgarian User Group, looking forward to working with you all! Warmly, Anasuya On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 8:47 AM, Tanvir Rahman wikitan...@gmail.com wrote: Dear all, It is our pleasure to announce of the recognition [1] of the Wikimedians of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Apostrophe or not (as another pedant, I appreciate its removal ;-)) - congratulations! a- On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 7:34 AM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: No worries - it happens. :) I apologize that we did not bring it up sooner. To be fair, someone on AffCom (Josh) did ask

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
rubin.happy, 12/11/2014 18:48: We received some alerts from our users that donations are now blocked when user is from Russia: http://habrastorage.org/files/31b/b1f/ec9/31bb1fec9b9e45abb6ac4babcc237184.png Thanks for the information. Everyone can see the same warning by clicking the Russia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group

2014-11-12 Thread Tomasz Ganicz
Great :-) 2014-11-12 17:47 GMT+01:00 Tanvir Rahman wikitan...@gmail.com: Dear all, It is our pleasure to announce of the recognition [1] of the Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group. Bulgarian User Group will be an important part of the Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe. I would like to

[Wikimedia-l] The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration Community: How Wikipedia's reaction to sudden popularity is causing its decline

2014-11-12 Thread Kim Bruning
I found this document/research paper on wikipedia user retention; FWIW http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~halfak/publications/The_Rise_and_Decline/ sincerely, Kim Bruning ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration Community: How Wikipedia's reaction to sudden popularity is causing its decline

2014-11-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Kim Bruning, 12/11/2014 19:40: I found this document/research paper on wikipedia user retention; FWIW http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~halfak/publications/The_Rise_and_Decline/ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:The_Rise_and_Decline

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group

2014-11-12 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations to Bulgaria! How do we get in touch with you? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration Community: How Wikipedia's reaction to sudden popularity is causing its decline

2014-11-12 Thread Kim Bruning
On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 09:04:11PM +0100, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Kim Bruning, 12/11/2014 19:40: I found this document/research paper on wikipedia user retention; FWIW http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~halfak/publications/The_Rise_and_Decline/

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread svetlana
Kirill Lokshin wrote: I'm pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized Wiki Project Med [1] as a Wikimedia User Group [2]. Could be a good idea for wikiproject folks to work on a RSS feed of recent changes (and recent new page creations) within a category and its

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread Craig Franklin
I'm sure that you're correct here Joseph, but this is another example I think where the Foundation should have notified the relevant chapter *before* taking the action, so that they would be ready when the questions started rolling in. Unfortunately, I think we're getting back to the bad old days

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group

2014-11-12 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Congratulations to Bulgaria! How do we get in touch with you? Their Meta page, linked from the announcement linked from the top of this thread, is useful:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread David Gerard
I'm presuming this is sanctions against Russia kicking in; all sorts of business has been stopped dead in its tracks, not just charity donations. There's even serious moves to kick Russia out of the SWIFT network:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Anthony Cole
Thanks Kirill, James and all involved. Svetlana, presently we have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:RecentChangesLinked/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Lists_of_pages/Articles which reports all changes to articles tagged on their talk page as of interest to WikiProjedt Medicine (about 33,000

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread svetlana
Thanks Anthony for sharing your ideas! Anthony Cole wrote: Svetlana, presently we have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:RecentChangesLinked/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Lists_of_pages/Articles which reports all changes to articles tagged on their talk page as of interest to WikiProjedt

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread Milos Rancic
I think that this is extremely important moment in the existence of Wikimedia and contemporary free content movement. The future of the concept of free knowledge could depend on how Wikimedia positions itself in relation to this issue and the future similar ones. This is not about our personal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread rubin.happy
There were no recent changes in sanctions and I don't understand why this turn off in donations happened just now. Ideas about SWIFT kick out are not relevant here, as it was just a discussion some months ago but no such action happened. Furthermore, the sanctions were placed on particular

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread Lisa Gruwell
Hello rubin16, We are not running fundraising in Russia at this time, but I want to assure you that this was not a decision motivated by politics. We take compliance with appropriate laws very seriously in everything we do. Out of an abundance of caution, we're not fundraising in Russia right

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread Milos Rancic
What about a notice for users from Russia: We are not able to process money from Russia now, but you are welcome to donate to Wikimedia Russia by using this bank account -- if nothing more creative could be imagined? On Nov 13, 2014 4:46 AM, Lisa Gruwell lgruw...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Anthony Cole
Agree with all that, Svetlana - though we don't have a button at the top of articles making it easy for readers to enable email alerts. 99.999% of readers wouldn't know it was available. (This is something BLP subjects would appreciate too, I'm sure.) Anthony Cole

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Risker
Actually, as I recall, email alerts for changes in articles has never been activated on English Wikipedia. Risker/Anne On 12 November 2014 22:53, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: Agree with all that, Svetlana - though we don't have a button at the top of articles making it easy for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread rubin.happy
Hello, Lisa. Could you, please, provide us with more details? - why did it happen just now though restrictions due to the US sanctions were I'mposed quite a long time ago? Probably, you have received some warning from authorities, haven't you? - what is the exact problem and applicable

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group

2014-11-12 Thread Nurunnaby Hasive
Congratulations to the Bulgarian User Group! On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 6:43 AM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Congratulations to Bulgaria! How do we get in touch with you? Their Meta