Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copy and Paste Detection Bot

2015-04-04 Thread Rui Correia
Thanks James Just out of curiosity, the other day I found two articles with a long section with identical wording, only names and numbers had been changed. Example: The town of ... has a population of .. . The town is know for its challenges in fighting poverty. According to local

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 11, Issue 13 -- 01 April 2015

2015-04-04 Thread Peter Southwood
Broken link to single page view Cheers, Peter -Original Message- From: wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Wikipedia Signpost Sent: 03 April 2015 06:42 AM To: wikimediaannounce-l Subject: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-04-04 Thread Anthony Cole
I appreciate Andreas keeping this list updated, and it is not tangential but central to this thread's topic. It is very pertinent that the self-appointed spokesperson of this community (who has styled himself in this NSA suit as a worrier for freedom) was snuggling up to a truly despotic regime,

[Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-04 Thread Anthony Cole
(I just posted this with bad formatting. Would a moderator please delete that earlier version?) Among my friends and acquaintances, everybody distrusts Wikipedia and everybody uses it. — Freeman Dyson, How We Know The New York Review of Books, 10 March 2011. (Discussing recent UK survey

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-04 Thread rupert THURNER
hi mike, while i love irony, and value your opinion a lot, i find the tone of this email a little harsh, not to call it unfair. net neutrality targets censorship in some countries, but price to access internet in most countries, which is antitrust or competition law. You are well known for free

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Armenia

2015-04-04 Thread Anders Wennersten
The review of the proposals for the six applicants for FDC round 2 is now open [1]. I have just reviewed a few of them and are utterly impressed by the proposal from WIkimedia Armenia [2]. And the promotional video they attach [3] is the best promotional video I have ever seen from the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-04 Thread Mike Godwin
Rupert Thurner writes: while i love irony, and value your opinion a lot, i find the tone of this email a little harsh, not to call it unfair. I'm strangely untroubled by harsh, but I'm glad you don't call it unfair. I don't think I was unfair. Besides, when someone is as insignificant as I am,

[Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-04 Thread Anthony Cole
Among my friends and acquaintances, everybody distrusts Wikipedia and everybody uses it. — Freeman Dyson, How We Know http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/mar/10/how-we-know/ *The New York Review of Books*, 10 March 2011. (Discussing recent UK survey results.) We're trusted slightly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-04 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Reliable is not an absolute. Wikipedia is in the final analysis an encyclopaedia. It is not original research. Studies have indicated that Wikipedia is as reliable as its competitors. Wikipedia does link ever more to the VIAF indicators by the OCLC and thereby it links to the sum of all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-04 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Andreas, 2015-04-02 18:25 GMT+02:00 Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com: On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote: 2015-04-02 15:16 GMT+02:00 Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com: As mentioned previously, what I have seen is recent additions to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-04 Thread Anthony Cole
No one would care about Wikipedia Zero if Wikipedia was a reliable source. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 1:44 AM, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Andreas, 2015-04-02 18:25 GMT+02:00 Andreas Kolbe