[Wikimedia-l] New Free Research Accounts via the Wikipedia Library

2015-03-02 Thread Jake Orlowitz
Hi! The Wikipedia Library has new, free research donations available: Project MUSE (humanities and social science books and journals): http://enwp.org/WP:Project_MUSE DynaMed (clinical reference for medical topics): http://enwp.org/WP:DynaMed Royal Pharmaceutical Society (pharmaceutical

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Oliver Keyes
This idea, I like it! And I think Yuri just volunteered to write the patches :P On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: On 2 March 2015 at 13:49, Oliver Keyes ironho...@gmail.com wrote: But if we're going to implement something, why not just..have timezone

Re: [Wikimedia-l] EU copyright rules are maladapted to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange on the web

2015-03-02 Thread Carcharoth
Hi all, I'm new to this mailing list (mainly active on en-Wikipedia over the past ten years or so), so apologies if this is not the right place to ask this. I've been catching up with posts to this mailing list since I started subscribing back in December 2014, and this thread on proposed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Erik Moeller
Thanks for the update, Tim Moritz, and congratulations on a successful search. Christian -- willkommen in der Wikimedia-Bewegung und viel Erfolg! :-) -- Erik Möller VP of Product Strategy, Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Shlomi Fish
On Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:00:38 +0100 Tim Moritz Hector tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de wrote: Dear Wikimedia friends, On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian Rickerts will be the new Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland. The board followed the transition team’s

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Richard Symonds
All of us at Wikimedia UK bid you welcome to the movement, Christian! 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,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Oliver Keyes
Well, not all users have JavaScript. But, on the core of the proposal: What threats? What users? How many, how serious? Have they been reported to Legal and Community Advocacy? These are the questions we tend to ask about this sort of issue. Do we need to insert technical features to prevent it?

[Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
A few days ago, a well known Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was assassinated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Boris_Nemtsov near the Kremlin. This murder had a huge political resonance, and conspiracy theories flourished. Yet, one of the theories was due to Wikipedia's representation of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Shabab Mustafa
Congrats Christian! Best wishes!! --- Shabab Mustafa On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Hasive, Nurunnaby nhas...@wikimedia.org.bd wrote: Congratulation Christian ​!​ On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Shlomi Fish shlo...@shlomifish.org wrote: On Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:00:38 +0100 Tim Moritz

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Tim Moritz Hector
Dear Wikimedia friends, On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian Rickerts will be the new Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland. The board followed the transition team’s unanimous recommendation and hired Christian effective May 1, 2015. Wikimedia Deutschland is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Hasive, Nurunnaby
Congratulation Christian ​!​ On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Shlomi Fish shlo...@shlomifish.org wrote: On Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:00:38 +0100 Tim Moritz Hector tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de wrote: Dear Wikimedia friends, On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Threats: This page http://novorus.info/news/analytics/34163-vikipediya-soobschila-ob-ubiystve-nemcova-za-2-chasa-do-samogo-ubiystva.html (in Russian, very non-credible source of information, but has enough following to make it to MK.ru), discuss a well known wikipedian Dmitry Rozhkov. I saw

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
Speaking of changes to the timestamps and UTC... Whatever happened to this change that was announced in 2012? http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/07/06/wikipedia-revision-history-experiment/ Something like this now happens on the Mobile view, but I thought this experiment (as described in the WMF blog)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Andrew Gray
On 2 March 2015 at 13:49, Oliver Keyes ironho...@gmail.com wrote: But if we're going to implement something, why not just..have timezone be an element of the timestamps on history pages? It's UTC unless the user explicitly changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's known in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Andrew Gray
On 2 March 2015 at 13:49, Oliver Keyes ironho...@gmail.com wrote: But if we're going to implement something, why not just..have timezone be an element of the timestamps on history pages? It's UTC unless the user explicitly changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's known in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Habib M'henni
Hello, FYI we had the same issue two years ago in Tunisia when a Tunisian politician was shot and an IP made the edit in UTC. See our response in (in French) http://www.wikimedia.tn/nouvelle-polemique-sur-wikipedia-en-tunisie/ Finally the Radio station who relayed this scoop wrote an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Katy Love
Congratulations to Wikimedia Deutschland in this appointment! Great news. And a most warm welcome to the Wikimedia movement, Christian! I'm glad to know a bit about your experiences and background. I look forward to working together and meeting you in person at the Wikimedia Conference. Katy On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Education Program is now on Facebook!

2015-03-02 Thread Samir Elsharbaty
Hello everyone, We are happy to announce a new channel of discussion and collaborative work. Wikipedia Education Program Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaEducationProgram/.[1] Please join us in the group and add your facebook friends who are involved/interested in Wikipedia