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
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Metrics_and_activities_meetings/Quarterly_reviews/MediaWiki_Core/January_2015

Talent  Culture team (slides only:)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMF_Quarterly_Review-_2014-15_Q2_-_Talent_%26_Culture,_Redacted.pdf

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 Hi folks,

 to increase accountability and create more opportunities for course
 corrections and resourcing adjustments as necessary, Sue's asked me
 and Howie Fung to set up a quarterly project evaluation process,
 starting with our highest priority initiatives. These are, according
 to Sue's narrowing focus recommendations which were approved by the
 Board [1]:

 - Visual Editor
 - Mobile (mobile contributions + Wikipedia Zero)
 - Editor Engagement (also known as the E2 and E3 teams)
 - Funds Dissemination Committe and expanded grant-making capacity

 I'm proposing the following initial schedule:

 January:
 - Editor Engagement Experiments

 February:
 - Visual Editor
 - Mobile (Contribs + Zero)

 March:
 - Editor Engagement Features (Echo, Flow projects)
 - Funds Dissemination Committee

 We’ll try doing this on the same day or adjacent to the monthly
 metrics meetings [2], since the team(s) will give a presentation on
 their recent progress, which will help set some context that would
 otherwise need to be covered in the quarterly review itself. This will
 also create open opportunities for feedback and questions.

 My goal is to do this in a manner where even though the quarterly
 review meetings themselves are internal, the outcomes are captured as
 meeting minutes and shared publicly, which is why I'm starting this
 discussion on a public list as well. I've created a wiki page here
 which we can use to discuss the concept further:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings/Quarterly_reviews

 The internal review will, at minimum, include:

 Sue Gardner
 myself
 Howie Fung
 Team members and relevant director(s)
 Designated minute-taker

 So for example, for Visual Editor, the review team would be the Visual
 Editor / Parsoid teams, Sue, me, Howie, Terry, and a minute-taker.

 I imagine the structure of the review roughly as follows, with a
 duration of about 2 1/2 hours divided into 25-30 minute blocks:

 - Brief team intro and recap of team's activities through the quarter,
 compared with goals
 - Drill into goals and targets: Did we achieve what we said we would?
 - Review of challenges, blockers and successes
 - Discussion of proposed changes (e.g. resourcing, targets) and other
 action items
 - Buffer time, debriefing

 Once again, the primary purpose of these reviews is to create improved
 structures for internal accountability, escalation points in cases
 where serious changes are necessary, and transparency to the world.

 In addition to these priority initiatives, my recommendation would be
 to conduct quarterly reviews for any activity that requires more than
 a set amount of resources (people/dollars). These additional reviews
 may however be conducted in a more lightweight manner and internally
 to the departments. We’re slowly getting into that habit in
 engineering.

 As we pilot this process, the format of the high priority reviews can
 help inform and support reviews across the organization.

 Feedback and questions are appreciated.

 All best,
 Erik

 [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Vote:Narrowing_Focus
 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings
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[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 apologize for the length of the announcement. :)

The application period for new commissioners for 2015 recently closed. The
Wikimedia Foundation is extremely grateful to the many experienced and
insightful volunteers who offered to assist with this work.

As with last year, this year’s OC will consist of seven members, with a
two-member advisory team who will guide the new commission and also, if
necessary, fill in in the event that the OC is unable to act due to
incapacity or recusal. Last year’s advisors rose to full membership when
two members found themselves unable to complete their terms due to
competing time demands.

I am pleased to announce the composition of the 2015 OC.


   -

   User:Avraham, who primarily edits English Wikipedia, where he is a
   CheckUser, oversighter, admin and bureaucrat. He also serves on Commons as
   an admin and oversighter and is a steward. He joined the OC in 2014.
   -

   User:Gnom, Lukas Mezger, who primarily edits German Wikipedia. Lukas, a
   licensed attorney, has previously served Wikimedia as a legal intern for
   the Wikimedia Foundation. In 2014, he was elected to the Board of Wikimedia
   Deutschland, where he serves as co-Vice Chair. Gnom joined the OC in 2014.
   -

   User:Polimerek, Tomasz Ganisz, who primarily edits Polish Wikipedia
   (where he is an admin and former arbitrator), Polish Wikibooks and
   Wikimedia Commons. He also serves the Wikimedia movement as the president
   of Wikimedia Poland and on the Grant Advisory Committee. He is a former
   CheckUser. Polimerek joined the OC in 2014.
   -

   User:Alhen, Erlan Vega, who primarily edits Spanish projects. He is a
   bureaucrat and administrator on the Spanish Wikipedia and Spanish
   Wikibooks, and is also an administrator on Commons. A prior member of the
   Spanish ArbCom, before it was dismantled, he is a checkuser on the Spanish
   Wikipedia.
   -

   User:Barras, who is primarily active on the Simple English Wikipedia and
   Meta. He’s a steward, an oversighter on Simple English and Meta, and also a
   CheckUser on Simple and Meta.
   -

   User:PhilKnight, who primarily edits the English Wikipedia. A former
   member of its arbitration committee and currently serving on its mediation
   committee, he is also a checkuser, oversighter and administrator there.
   -

   User:Rubin16, who primarily edits the Russian Wikipedia, where he is a
   bureaucrat and administrator. He is formerly a member of their Arbitration
   Committee. He is an administrator on Wikimedia Commons and is a Central
   Notice and translation admin on Meta. (He is also a translation admin on
   Commons.) He is a member of Wikimedia Russia, responsible for press
   contacts and financial reporting. He also serves on the IEG and Grant
   Advisory Committees.



The 2015 OC’s advisors are:

   -

   User:Huji, who primarily edits Farsi Wikipedia, where he is an
   administrator, bureaucrat and former CheckUser. He has also contributed
   substantially to Simple Wikipedia, English Wikipedia and Meta and is a
   Wikimedia developer. Huji joined the OC in 2013.
   -

   User:Thogo primarily edits the German Wikipedia, where he is an
   administrator and former arbitrator, and has also focused on Meta. He is a
   former steward and has served as an administrator on several other
   projects. He joined the OC in 2011.


Their willingness to remain, to bring their familiarity with processes and
their experience to the new arrivals, is greatly appreciated!


Please join me in thanking the following volunteers, who have given
substantially of their time to serve the commission:

   -

   User:Levg, who primarily edits Russian Wikipedia, where he is an
   administrator, oversighter and bureaucrat and where he has twice served as
   an arbitrator. He joined the OC in 2013.


   -

   User:Sir48 primarily edits the Danish Wikipedia, where he has previously
   served as a CheckUser. He also has focused on Meta and Commons, especially
   in translation. He joined the OC in 2011. Last year, he agreed to stay on
   in advisory capacity, and we are so grateful that he was willing to step
   back into full service mid-year when several members were forced to depart.


   -

   User:M7, Mario Benvenuti, who primarily edits Italian Wikipedia, where
   he is also known as M/. Mario is also an admin and bureaucrat on Meta and a
   steward. He is a former CheckUser.  (Resigned in June due to time
   conflicts.)


   -

   User:Stryn, who primarily edits the Finnish Wikipedia and Wikidata,
   serving as an admin on both and formerly serving as an oversighter on
   Wikidata. (Resigned in July due to time conflicts.)


I'd also like to say a hearty thank 

[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 scholarships and submissions are in this issue with
many other stories.

Thank you for everyone who participated in writing this issue. We look
forward to hearing more stories from you!

Best regards,

Samir Elsharbaty, Communications Intern, Wikipedia Education Program.


This Month in Education: January 2015
*Updates, reports, news, and stories about how Wikipedia and Wikimedia
projects are used in education around the world.*

   - Czech Republic: Young Czech scientists upload pictures at Fluorescent
   Night
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Young_Czech_scientists_upload_pictures_at_Fluorescent_Night
   - India: 100+ Indian college students will contribute to Wikipedia to
   support national pilgrimage
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/100%2B_Indian_college_students_will_contribute_to_Wikipedia_to_support_national_pilgrimage
   - Sweden: Master students design prototypes for categorizing images on
   Wikimedia Commons
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Master_students_design_prototypes_for_categorizing_images_on_Wikimedia_Commons
   - Egypt: Wikipedia Education Program expands to new campuses in Cairo
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Wikipedia_Education_Program_expands_to_new_campuses_in_Cairo
   - Syria: Pilot Wikipedia Education Program in Syria
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Pilot_Wikipedia_Education_Program_in_Syria
   - Wikimania: Get a scholarship to attend Wikimania 2015 and discuss
   education with the worldwide movement
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Get_a_scholarship_to_attend_Wikimania_2015_and_discuss_education_with_the_worldwide_movement
   - Mexico: Wiki Learning expands to three campuses at Tec de Monterrey
   
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This Month in Education: January 2015
*Updates, reports, news, and stories about how Wikipedia and Wikimedia
projects are used in education around the world.*

   - Czech Republic: Young Czech scientists upload pictures at Fluorescent
   Night
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Young_Czech_scientists_upload_pictures_at_Fluorescent_Night
   - India: 100+ Indian college students will contribute to Wikipedia to
   support national pilgrimage
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/100%2B_Indian_college_students_will_contribute_to_Wikipedia_to_support_national_pilgrimage
   - Sweden: Master students design prototypes for categorizing images on
   Wikimedia Commons
   
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   - Egypt: Wikipedia Education Program expands to new campuses in Cairo
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Wikipedia_Education_Program_expands_to_new_campuses_in_Cairo
   - Syria: Pilot Wikipedia Education Program in Syria
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Pilot_Wikipedia_Education_Program_in_Syria
   - Wikimania: Get a scholarship to attend Wikimania 2015 and discuss
   education with the worldwide movement
   
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Get_a_scholarship_to_attend_Wikimania_2015_and_discuss_education_with_the_worldwide_movement
   - Mexico: Wiki Learning expands to three campuses at Tec de Monterrey
   
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   - Sweden: Open Badges in the Education Program in Sweden
   
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   - Czech Republic: Senior citizens learn to edit Wikipedia in the Czech
   Republic
   
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   - Media: Articles of interest in other publications: Egypt, India,
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 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 scholarships and submissions are in this issue with
 many other stories.

 Thank you for everyone who participated in writing this issue. We look
 forward to hearing more stories from you!

 Best regards,

 Samir Elsharbaty, Communications Intern, Wikipedia Education Program.


 This Month in Education: January 2015
 *Updates, reports, news, and stories about how Wikipedia and Wikimedia
 projects are used in education around the world.*

- Czech Republic: Young Czech scientists upload pictures at
Fluorescent Night

 https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Young_Czech_scientists_upload_pictures_at_Fluorescent_Night
- India: 100+ Indian college students will contribute to Wikipedia to
support national pilgrimage

 https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/100%2B_Indian_college_students_will_contribute_to_Wikipedia_to_support_national_pilgrimage
- Sweden: Master students design prototypes for categorizing images on
Wikimedia Commons

 https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Newsletter/January_2015/Master_students_design_prototypes_for_categorizing_images_on_Wikimedia_Commons
- Egypt: Wikipedia Education 

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 that ultimately all bird 
species might merit an article in every version of Wikipedia, but clearly we 
have a long way to go in many languages and it would not be unreasonable to 
start with birds that are likely to be seen by people who speak that language. 
Atomic elements, planets and parts of the human body might be more culturally 
neutral topics for a benchmark.

Regards

Jonathan Cardy


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 Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:53:42 +0100
 From: Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se
 To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
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 As a test of our status of the different language versions of Wikipedia, 
 I have done a small survey of that status of Birds. There exist just 
 over 1 species, very well documented and there are people interested 
 of birds all over the world, so it should be be possible for all 
 versions to have complete set of articles for all bird species.
 
 I used a small sample of just 6 species and gave article a mark between 
 1-5, where 1 is substandard, 2 extremely elementary, 3 OK, 4 good, 5 
 complete
 
 Versions which seems to have all species
 *en  4 of 6 botgenerated and stubmarked given  mark 2,5 by me. The other 
 two were created manually and were given mark 4,5 and 5 by me
 *nl 4 or 5 of 6 bot, given 2,5  the sixth given 4
 *sv  5 of 6 bot, given  2,5 , the sixth given 3
 *vietnamese all bot given 2
 *bg all bot given 2
 *basque all bot given 2
 versions with 5 out of 6 species
 *es all manully created, given 2-5
 *fr all manually created, given 2,5-4
 versions with 3-4 out of 6
 *fi 3 manually created, given 2-2,5
 *pt 4 where of two bot, bot given 2,5, the manual given 1,5 and 4
 *farsi 3 all bot, given 2
 *catalan 3 all bot, given 2
 of the rest can be mentioned
 *punjabi   croatia who had 1 botgenerated, given 1-1,5
 *esperanto botgeneted the only one not direct from source but from otehr 
 language version
 *germany who had only one specie manually created but that given 5 from me
 ( 1-2 manually created also was found from it, pl, hungary, russia, 
 serbocroatia, africaans and malay)
 
 It is also worth mentioning that a little over 50% have pictures in 
 Commons, used by all, but one bird had only a picture locally uploaded 
 on Malay and Finnish Wikipedia
 
 I also wonder why Japanse and Chinese wre all missing out, are they not 
 fond of birds or are their interwiki not working?
 
 it gives me a total of 11 verions who have used bots to generate (and 
 Cebuano and Winary which I did not include). Is not a combination of 
 botgenerted ones manually checked and complemented a preferred option 
 besides the one who will be extensively written all manually
 
 Anders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 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 that ultimately all bird 
species might merit an article in every version of Wikipedia, but clearly we 
have a long way to go in many languages and it would not be unreasonable to 
start with birds that are likely to be seen by people who speak that language. 
Atomic elements, planets and parts of the human body might be more culturally 
neutral topics for a benchmark.

Regards

Jonathan Cardy



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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:53:42 +0100
From: Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se
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As a test of our status of the different language versions of Wikipedia,
I have done a small survey of that status of Birds. There exist just
over 1 species, very well documented and there are people interested
of birds all over the world, so it should be be possible for all
versions to have complete set of articles for all bird species.

I used a small sample of just 6 species and gave article a mark between
1-5, where 1 is substandard, 2 extremely elementary, 3 OK, 4 good, 5
complete

Versions which seems to have all species
*en  4 of 6 botgenerated and stubmarked given  mark 2,5 by me. The other
two were created manually and were given mark 4,5 and 5 by me
*nl 4 or 5 of 6 bot, given 2,5  the sixth given 4
*sv  5 of 6 bot, given  2,5 , the sixth given 3
*vietnamese all bot given 2
*bg all bot given 2
*basque all bot given 2
versions with 5 out of 6 species
*es all manully created, given 2-5
*fr all manually created, given 2,5-4
versions with 3-4 out of 6
*fi 3 manually created, given 2-2,5
*pt 4 where of two bot, bot given 2,5, the manual given 1,5 and 4
*farsi 3 all bot, given 2
*catalan 3 all bot, given 2
of the rest can be mentioned
*punjabi   croatia who had 1 botgenerated, given 1-1,5
*esperanto botgeneted the only one not direct from source but from otehr
language version
*germany who had only one specie manually created but that given 5 from me
( 1-2 manually created also was found from it, pl, hungary, russia,
serbocroatia, africaans and malay)

It is also worth mentioning that a little over 50% have pictures in
Commons, used by all, but one bird had only a picture locally uploaded
on Malay and Finnish Wikipedia

I also wonder why Japanse and Chinese wre all missing out, are they not
fond of birds or are their interwiki not working?

it gives me a total of 11 verions who have used bots to generate (and
Cebuano and Winary which I did not include). Is not a combination of
botgenerted ones manually checked and complemented a preferred option
besides the one who will be extensively written all manually

Anders











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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
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United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia
movement. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who
operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects).

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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 :)

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http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Knowledge. That's what we're doing.*

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 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!

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[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 Wikimedia movement we often discuss the Gendergap, as one of the
gaps we have. Wikipedia/Wikimedia looks very much likes FOSDEM, but there
the Gendergap is even larger. Wikipedia/Wikimedia needs a more social
development, we need software which enables users to form groups in an easy
way. The female contributors to Wikipedia do like two things: having in
person meetings to socialize with other editors, and second they need more
social software. The education extension is a primitive form of what is
needed. We need an extension where users easily can form groups (namespace
Groups: or something, used by an extension), where they easily can see the
recent changes of edits of group members only, to be able to actively
interact with other group members and having a long term participation in
Wikipedia. Having software where users, interest groups or a group of
editors from an external organisation can work together.

To translate it for the tech community: Wikipedia needs a kind of
*phabricator* with groups, tasks, assignments, and so on, but then for on
Wikipedia itself.

Yes, Wikipedia is not a social network, but we need to create an
environment in what we enable people to have a collaboration on a more
visible way (if people want to).

That is my clear conclusion after this conference where I spoke with a lot
of women about editing on Wikipedia, but also based on many project of the
past years we organised.


At FOSDEM I also spoke with someone from the Dutch government who is
working on creating an open source free licensed dictionary for words that
are used in specific parts of the government and they like to do a project
with Wikimedia!
They also like to re-use the data from Wiktionary, but they experienced
that that was a bit difficult. So a large donation of words for Wiktionary
is on its way!


If anyone is interested to go to next years FOSDEM and want to help at the
stand, where we also like to include more information about MediaWiki, let
us know!

Romaine
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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 jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

 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.

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 MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

 The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
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[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.

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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 attribution and which CC licence the images used. I'm currently working
with UNESCO to release some of their archive and will most probably suggest
this route which as a bonus creates a second large audience for the content
on Flickr.

Hope this is helpful

John
On 2 Feb 2015 22:52, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

 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.

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[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 make this case, I used the examples of FT2's Anvil Email threatening an 
editor's family and AGK's filing a trumped-up complaint to an editor's 
employer, and then on a similar theme I pointed to Wikimedia Foundation steward 
JurgenNL and administrator TBloemink's real-life stalking of MoiraMoira (they 
laughed about her on IRC and then took a train trip to visit her house).

I won't copy-paste the whole thing here, but if you're interested you'll find 
it here: http://timsongfan.livejournal.com/1971.html. Feedback is welcome. I 
think the WMF's policy of according IP and other sensitive user data via 
checkuser and UTRS and so forth to anonymous administrators is creating real 
risks to Wikipedia editors, and that is the case I make in the open letter.

Trillium Corsage 

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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)
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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 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 make this case, I used the examples of FT2's Anvil Email threatening
 an editor's family and AGK's filing a trumped-up complaint to an editor's
 employer, and then on a similar theme I pointed to Wikimedia Foundation
 steward JurgenNL and administrator TBloemink's real-life stalking of
 MoiraMoira (they laughed about her on IRC and then took a train trip to
 visit her house).

 I won't copy-paste the whole thing here, but if you're interested you'll
 find it here: http://timsongfan.livejournal.com/1971.html. Feedback is
 welcome. I think the WMF's policy of according IP and other sensitive user
 data via checkuser and UTRS and so forth to anonymous administrators is
 creating real risks to Wikipedia editors, and that is the case I make in
 the open letter.

 Trillium Corsage

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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 ignorant his (or her) position is.
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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 at 10:57 AM, John Cummings 
john.cummi...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote:

 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 attribution and which CC licence the images used. I'm currently working
 with UNESCO to release some of their archive and will most probably suggest
 this route which as a bonus creates a second large audience for the content
 on Flickr.

 Hope this is helpful

 John
 On 2 Feb 2015 22:52, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

  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.
 
  --
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  MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
 
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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 li...@revi.pe.kr:
 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 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.

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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 it.

Trillium Corsage 

PS: yes, I identify as male (he, his etc.).

02.02.2015, 15:03, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com:
 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
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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
Wikipedia, will be aware of many errors and abuses.  (They will also be
aware that the majority of Arbitrators have been assets to the community
the majority of the time.)

However the fact that a proportion, even if it were a significant
proportion, of the committee have feet of clay, does not mean that they are
not a useful collective resource to consult over harassment issues.

What we should take form the issues over the years is that it is worth
looking at ways to improve the governance structure.  Splitting check-user
form arbitration is one possible means.  Making checkuser more transparent
is another.  And real name accountability is a third.  Note that one
Arbitrator resigned (and pretty much left the project too) rather than
provide the WMF with his real name.

On 2 February 2015 at 15:12, Trillium Corsage trillium2...@yandex.com
wrote:

 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
 it.

 Trillium Corsage

 PS: yes, I identify as male (he, his etc.).

 02.02.2015, 15:03, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com:
  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 ignorant his (or her) position is.
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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.


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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


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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 consult with them too.

On 2 February 2015 at 18:04, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com
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 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
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