Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2015-02-02 Thread Tilman Bayer
Minutes and slides from three recent quarterly review meetings held last week are now available: Language Engineering team: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Metrics_and_activities_meetings/Quarterly_reviews/Language_Engineering/January_2015 MediaWiki Core team

[Wikimedia-l] 2015 Ombudsman Commission

2015-02-02 Thread Maggie Dennis
Hello, everyone. I'm writing with information about the Ombudsman Commission (OC), the small group of volunteers who investigate complaints about violations of the privacy policy, and in particular concerning the use of CheckUser tools, on any Wikimedia project for the Board of Trustees. I

[Wikimedia-l] This Month In Education: January 2015: Volume 4, Issue 1

2015-02-02 Thread The 'This Month In Education' Team
Hello everyone, (Sorry for cross-posting) I am sending January's Education newsletter. The first education newsletter in 2015. This month we had great achievements around the world. The program is getting ready to kick off in Syria and is expanding in Mexico and Egypt. Updates about Wikimania

Re: [Wikimedia-l] This Month In Education: January 2015: Volume 4, Issue 1

2015-02-02 Thread The 'This Month In Education' Team
I have received this message with formatting issues on another email address. In case you are facing the same issue, please go directly to: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/News And here is another copy. Hopefully it will work this time: This Month in Education: January 2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Benchmark of Versions

2015-02-02 Thread WereSpielChequers
Anders, Sounds like an interesting test, but what were the home ranges of the six bird species? If they are not native to China or Japan but native to Catalonia and the Basque Country then it is a little more understandable that they are in some Wikipedias and not others. I can appreciate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Benchmark of Versions

2015-02-02 Thread Anders Wennersten
I took them by random, one in Australian region, where many missed out like fr and es. 3 from etiopian och netropical region and 1 from palearchtic region. Anders WereSpielChequers skrev den 2015-02-02 14:58: Anders, Sounds like an interesting test, but what were the home ranges of the six

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Its not goodbye, but au revoir

2015-02-02 Thread Richard Symonds
Pavel, On behalf of all at Wikimedia UK - including Jon, our old Chief Executive whom I know you had a good relationship with - we're sorry to see you go. I hope we'll still see you online! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Its not goodbye, but au revoir

2015-02-02 Thread Ivan Nikčević
Dear Pavel, Haven't had a chance to meet you but that does not prevent me from wishing you all the best from me and WMRS :) *Ivan Nikčević* Executive Director Wikimedia Serbia - rs.wikimedia.org - +381 60 7454 772 *Imagine http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Imagine a world

[Wikimedia-l] New software; Gendergap; FOSDEM; Government collaboration

2015-02-02 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, The past weekend was great! Wikimedia was at FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, organised as the university ULB in Brussels, Belgium! We had there a stand with flyers about Wikipedia, Wikimedia, Wikimedia Belgium, and a lot of goodies. In the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-02 Thread James Heilman
Someone has thankfully read this issue and has agreed to deal with it. Many thanks to the person involved :-) It is a huge amount of work to get release for a single medical image. If commons admins wish the details they can email me. James On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 9:52 PM, James Heilman

[Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-02 Thread James Heilman
OTRS does not even bother replying to the consents I send them. Thus the images I have received releases for get deleted. Going forwards I am simply uploading to En Wikipedia. Not ideal but not sure what the solution is. -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian The Wikipedia Open Textbook of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-02 Thread John Cummings
Depending on where the content is coming from uploading the images to Flickr and then importing them may be an option. When I worked for the Science Museum we simply changed the licence of some of the images on their Flickr account and I used Flickr2Commons to import them, it also records the

[Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Trillium Corsage
I wrote an open letter to Lila because I saw Philippe Beaudette saying he was taking advice from English Wikipedia Arbcom on the matter of offsite harassment. The problem is that is that Arbcom has an history of harassing. So it should not be giving any advice on the matter of stopping it. To

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Hong, Yena
Uhm, was JurgenNL steward? I thought TBloemink was, not JurgenNL. -Yena Hong (Revi) [[User:-revi]] -- Sent from Android -- 2015. 2. 2. 오후 11:49에 Trillium Corsage trillium2...@yandex.com님이 작성: I wrote an open letter to Lila because I saw Philippe Beaudette saying he was taking advice from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Nathan
I wasted the few minutes necessary to read Trillium's blog post, and I don't recommend anyone else make that same mistake. He's taken a few incidents in a 7 year period, presented them utterly without the totally necessary context, and ignored any evidence that might make it clear how silly and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-02 Thread Jeevan Jose
We have a 57 days backlog now ( https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:OTRS/backlog) and we are processing first-come, first-served. In case of emergencies, please make a note at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard or on my talk page. Regards, Jee On Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Trillium Corsage
One is a steward the other is an administrator, I may have reversed their roles, but they are definitely the two that stalked Moiramoira. Thanks for the notification, I'll doublecheck which is which and see about correcting that. Trillium Corsage 02.02.2015, 14:55, Hong, Yena

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Trillium Corsage
Nathan, there is no context that could possibly justify those evidenced incidents of harassment and stalking. There is no excuse. The information is out there for anyone who wants to read about them, but it's wrong to attempt to rationalize them in a sea of details and that's why I didn't do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Richard Farmbrough
It is true that our Arbitrators have not always behaved as we would wish, and the cases that Trillium brings are are especially egregious, those familiar with the the Arbcom leaks or indeed who have followed the actions of the Committee, or dealt with individual Arbitrators on the English

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
If the WMF is consulting any specific entity of an individual Wikimedia project out of 800 for a crosswiki matter, that's ridiculous, period. I don't see why bother looking into the specific merits of the entity in question, or the allegations about them. Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
James Heilman, 03/02/2015 05:52: not sure what the solution is. Usually, following the docs: «use {{subst:OP}} to tell others that it's in progress» https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:OTRS#Templates_to_use_on_image_pages Nemo ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Richard Farmbrough
Because the Arbitration Committee does have experience dealing with harassment. Not many projects have such a body dedicated to dealing with conflict. You are of course right that a general consultation should be made, and I'm sure if there are other bodies you can point to the WMF would love to