[Wikimedia-l] Wikisource UG report on the WMCON15

2015-05-29 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
Dear all, I have written a short piece on the WMCON and some interesting aspects about the organizational future of User Groups. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew8cVJhqqenGUAVVaTQqkisyPyd1tSX-zbVfi-Uuo8U/edit?usp=sharing Cheers, Micru ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group

2015-05-29 Thread Hasive Chowdhury
Congratulations! -Hasive WMBD On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 1:30 AM, Sydney Poore sydney.po...@gmail.com wrote: Awesome news!! Sydney Sydney Poore User:FloNight Wikipedian in Residence at Cochrane Collaboration On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Survey: What do you think of our social media feeds?

2015-05-29 Thread Hasive Chowdhury
Just complete the survey. Nice initiative. -Hasive WMBD On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 4:13 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 28 May 2015 at 20:57, Fabrice Florin fflo...@wikimedia.org wrote: If so, we’d love to hear what you think of our social media feeds. I've completed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-29 Thread James Heilman
Yes I agree that well educated, young and technical blind people from the developed world have found better solutions for using the internet that we could produce with a listen button. I see this more for 1) people who do not read because they do not know how 2) people who are blind but not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-29 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 24 January 2015 at 22:21, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: Why don't we have a Listen button beside our read button that when clicked will read the article for the person in question? Such functionality belongs in the browser, not the web page. So long as we use valid and accessible

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Survey: What do you think of our social media feeds?

2015-05-29 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
Thanks for the initiative! Micru El vie., 29 de may. de 2015 8:53, Hasive Chowdhury nhas...@wikimedia.org.bd escribió: Just complete the survey. Nice initiative. -Hasive WMBD On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 4:13 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 28 May 2015 at 20:57,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16

2015-05-29 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
perhaps you're right. But keep in mind that the FDC has been set up specifically as a committee advising the Board in this specific area, and is composed of people with particular competence in finance, grants, etc. Whichever body is chosen though, a longer feedback/comment period is necessary.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-29 Thread rupert THURNER
You mean these persons suggested to remove the catches? Rupert On May 28, 2015 11:58 AM, Ilario Valdelli valde...@gmail.com wrote: Sorry if I continue this discussion of January but it may be interesting to share my experience had yesterday because I attended to a presentation of a young

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-29 Thread Jane Darnell
My blind mom drives me and my brothers crazy by asking us to read her Wikipedia articles after she has listened to some book-on-tape or radio show. It would be great if she could speak the title of the article and have the article read back to her. If we ignore her, she takes revenge by turning on

[Wikimedia-l] the digital language divide

2015-05-29 Thread phoebe ayers
This feature on multilingualism online and the digital language divide from the Guardian is thought-provoking: http://labs.theguardian.com/digital-language-divide/ It summarizes a bunch of recent research on language online, including the work from the Oxford Internet Institute on Wikipedia. --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Keep me logged in (for up to 30 days)

2015-05-29 Thread Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
Thanks Jane, I've filed a bug at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100818 and I will ask a few people to take a look. On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 4:02 AM, Jane Darnell jane...@gmail.com wrote: Hello everybody, I have to login to Wikimedia projects every single time I begin a session on my iPad1

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-29 Thread Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 2:58 AM, Ilario Valdelli valde...@gmail.com wrote: [...] The first lesson learned is that blind (or almost blind) people use always a software of speech synthesis with a speed that makes the audio almost unintelligible for not experienced people. The operating system

Re: [Wikimedia-l] the digital language divide

2015-05-29 Thread Alex Wang
Thanks for sending this, Phoebe. Very relevant and interesting. On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 11:59 AM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: This feature on multilingualism online and the digital language divide from the Guardian is thought-provoking:

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This week on the Wikimedia Blog

2015-05-29 Thread Fabrice Florin
Hi folks, Here are some of the stories featured this week on the Wikimedia Blog: * What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/05/28/what-we-learned-from-the-inspire-campaign/ * A translation rally invites volunteers to

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 11, Issue 21 -- 27 May 2015

2015-05-29 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
News and notes: WMF releases quarterly reports, annual plans http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-05-27/News_and_notes In the media: Scrubbing Parliamentary biographies; Wikipedia's invisible history

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikisource-l] Wikisource UG report on the WMCON15

2015-05-29 Thread Asaf Bartov
Thank you for sharing this. I could not attend that session, and this was an interesting read. I would be happy to advise on some of the proposed ideas if there are people interested in leading them. A. On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 2:04 AM, David Cuenca Tudela dacu...@gmail.com wrote: Dear

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Keep me logged in (for up to 30 days)

2015-05-29 Thread Jane Darnell
Hi I should have sent an update to the list, sorry. The bug was already filed by The DJ here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T75734 I guess you can merge these two together somehow? I am surprised there is no simple work-around. Thanks for looking! On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 8:21 PM, Nick

[Wikimedia-l] New Inspire Campaign report

2015-05-29 Thread Siko Bouterse
Hi all, We've published a report and blog post sharing some more findings from our recent Inspire campaign: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/05/28/what-we-learned-from-the-inspire-campaign/ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Spring_2015_Inspire_campaign As always, your thoughts are welcome

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-29 Thread Pharos
For those who are interested, this is the American Sign Language Wikipedia on Incubator: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/ase Sign languages are indeed real languages, and for example American Sign Language is unrelated to English or even British Sign Language (in fact, it's closest to