[Wikimedia-l] #Edit2015 - please share your images and ideas for a Wikipedia year-in-review video

2015-09-02 Thread Victor Grigas
Hi everyone, Last year, the Wikimedia Foundation published our first ever video year-in-review: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia_Edit_2014.webm Which covered some of the major news events of 2014 through the lens of Wikipedia. This year, we’re opening up the idea development

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Collaboration team reprioritization

2015-09-02 Thread Quim Gil
Hi, (here goes a disclaimer about me posting this email as volunteer tech ambassador in Catalan Wikipedia in my personal time) While Flow might not be ready to make happy core enwiki contributors, in my humble (and again, personal) opinion it is clearly ready to make life easier to dozens

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Wikipedia rocked by 'rogue editors' blackmail scam targeting small businesses and celebrities"

2015-09-02 Thread Matt Campbell
Glad to hear it. Original message From: James Heilman Date: 09/01/2015 10:31 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: [Wikimedia-l] "Wikipedia rocked by 'rogue editors' blackmail scam targeting small businesses

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Wikipedia rocked by 'rogue editors' blackmail scam targeting small businesses and celebrities"

2015-09-02 Thread Thomas Goldammer
Why not make it a bit more difficult for them to do their foul play? Maybe enwiki needs a stricter rule enforcement system for sources in articles about promotion-worthy entities like living people, existing businesses/organizations, etc. Just allow only external, reliable, and confirmable sources

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Wikipedia rocked by 'rogue editors' blackmail scam targeting small businesses and celebrities"

2015-09-02 Thread James Heilman
Yes some interesting comment by Trillium. Where the articles mainly promotional? Yes very. A number of them were copied and pasted from press releases by the companies in question. Were a number of the editors from the developing world? Also yes. This is because they are willing to work for less

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Wikipedia rocked by 'rogue editors' blackmail scam targeting small businesses and celebrities"

2015-09-02 Thread Trillium Corsage
The Orangemoody network seems to have been providing a service: bring the apparently self-submitted but failed drafts of articles of persons, organizations, and businesses up to compliance with Wikipedia standards and get them live, then accept a previously negotiated fee. After some months of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Collaboration team reprioritization

2015-09-02 Thread Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
Quick followup, with a reminder that onwiki feedback would be ideal. The original message is replicated at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:So4pui07y03ibgqq and your input there will be greatly appreciated. ​Thanks. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Collaboration team reprioritization

2015-09-02 Thread Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
T​o clarify: Starting in October, Flow will be maintained; it's not being abandoned. Further work on the discussion system will need to be driven by communities voicing their desire for further work on it. Additional development on the discussion system will be prioritized on community request and