Re: [Wikimedia-l] Train-a-Wikipedian (TAW): New initiative

2015-11-05 Thread Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton
Good initiative, I let some suggestion at Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:CIS-A2K/Train-a-Wikipedian The only substantial criticism is the Wikipediacentrism on this project; because most of those things that you will teach in this project could be applied in all Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in operational management.

2015-11-05 Thread Gregory Varnum
Thank you, Terry, for your service - and best wishes on your next adventure! -greg (User:Varnent) > On Nov 5, 2015, at 12:08 PM, Lila Tretikov wrote: > > All, > > I’m writing to let you know that Terry Gilbey will be leaving the WMF. As > Interim Chief Operating Officer

[Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Quim Gil
Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing Superprotect from Wikimedia servers. Without Superprotect, a symbolic point of tension is resolved.

[Wikimedia-l] Changes in operational management.

2015-11-05 Thread Lila Tretikov
All, I’m writing to let you know that Terry Gilbey will be leaving the WMF. As Interim Chief Operating Officer this year, he helped us improve operational processes across the organization during an important time. I thank him for completing this service. During this time WMF teams became

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you. On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Quim Gil wrote: > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a > product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a > dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing Superprotect

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 1:14 PM, Laurentius wrote: > Just to understand, is it still present in MediaWiki but not active on > Wikimedia sites or it not in the MediaWiki code anymore? > It never was in the MediaWiki code to begin with. It was just a particular

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Tito Dutta
That's an interesting update. Thanks for sharing. -- Tito On 5 November 2015 at 23:05, Quim Gil wrote: > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a > product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a > dispute since.

[Wikimedia-l] Update from the Wikimedia Performance Team

2015-11-05 Thread Ori Livneh
Hello, This is the first monthly report from the Wikimedia Performance Team. The purpose of these reports is to showcase our work, track our progress, and spark conversation. ## Who we are ## As the Wikimedia Foundation’s Performance Team, we want to create value for readers and editors by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Laurentius
Il giorno gio, 05/11/2015 alle 18.35 +0100, Quim Gil ha scritto: > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve > a > product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a > dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing Superprotect from > Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Chris Keating
Yay! Great news about Superprotect's scrapping, also really good to hear the direction of travel on the development process. Chris On 5 Nov 2015 17:36, "Quim Gil" wrote: > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a > product development

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Dan Garry
On 5 November 2015 at 10:14, Laurentius wrote: > Just to understand, is it still present in MediaWiki but not active on > Wikimedia sites or it not in the MediaWiki code anymore? > There was a patch merged which removed the protection level completely:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Leila Zia
great news, indeed! Thanks to everyone involved during the different stages of this process for making this happen. :-) Leila On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Asaf Bartov wrote: > \o/ > >A. > > On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 10:20 AM, Dan Garry wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Bodhisattwa Mandal
At last it is gone. Great news. Looking forward. Bodhisattwa On 6 Nov 2015 00:40, "Pierre-Selim" wrote: > It's a great news to hear that superprotect is gone and the willingness of > a better collaboration. > It's a long-awaited move. > > 2015-11-05 20:03 GMT+01:00

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Pierre-Selim
It's a great news to hear that superprotect is gone and the willingness of a better collaboration. It's a long-awaited move. 2015-11-05 20:03 GMT+01:00 Chris Keating : > Yay! Great news about Superprotect's scrapping, also really good to hear > the direction of travel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
\o/ A. On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 10:20 AM, Dan Garry wrote: > On 5 November 2015 at 10:14, Laurentius wrote: > > > Just to understand, is it still present in MediaWiki but not active on > > Wikimedia sites or it not in the MediaWiki code

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Invitation to WMF October 2015 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, November 5, 19:00 UTC

2015-11-05 Thread Praveena Maharaj
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes. -- Forwarded message -- From: Praveena Maharaj Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM Subject: Invitation to WMF October 2015 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, November 5, 19:00 UTC To:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Todd Allen
Yes indeed, thank you. On Nov 5, 2015 10:36 AM, "Quim Gil" wrote: > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a > product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a > dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Laurentius wrote: > Il giorno gio, 05/11/2015 alle 18.35 +0100, Quim Gil ha scritto: > > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve > > a > > product development disagreement. We have not used it for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update from the Wikimedia Performance Team

2015-11-05 Thread Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Ori Livneh wrote: > Improving future-proof maintainability by taking thumbnail code out of > MediaWiki-Core and using a service instead to perform thumbnail operations. How does that affect third-party use of MediaWiki where people aren't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2015-11-05 18:35, Quim Gil wrote: Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing Superprotect from Wikimedia servers. Great, thank you, it is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread MZMcBride
Brion Vibber wrote: >In other words -- ignore the superprotect red herring! Please look at the >documentation of the product process and give feedback on that, it's much, >MUCH more important: > >https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_Product_Development_Process Great news to read that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Pete Forsyth
Thank you for sharing the news, Quim. Following Quim's announcement, there was also, for the first time since nearly 1,000 Wikimedians requested the Foundation address this issue in 2014,[1] a formal statement about it from the organization's leadership. Executive Director Lila Tretikov said

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q1 Fundraising Update

2015-11-05 Thread Andreas Kolbe
On October 30, the Wikimedia Foundation posted its audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2015. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/foundation/0/0b/Audit_Report_-_FY_14-15_-_Final.PDF The figures contained in these statements have a bearing on the present discussion. Some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q1 Fundraising Update

2015-11-05 Thread Pine W
I was happy to see increasing net assets and increasing revenue. The fundraising messages that WMF sends should to reflect the facts about where the money will go and about the current financial status of WMF. I've been told by someone whose history with the Wikimedia community is longer than

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Craig Franklin
Good riddance to a bad mistake. Hopefully the underlying causes of the MediaViewer conflict can be addressed before any other incidents of this nature occur. Cheers, Craig On 06/11/2015 3:36 AM, "Quim Gil" wrote: > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Ricordisamoa
Hi Quim, you really made my day. :-) Il 05/11/2015 18:35, Quim Gil ha scritto: Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing Superprotect from

[Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Belissarius

2015-11-05 Thread Pine W
Colleagues, The Wikipedia community has received news of the passing of User:Belissarius. He spoke Polish natively and English at a high level of proficiency. He wrote about himself on his Wikipedia user pages at https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedysta:Belissarius and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update from the Wikimedia Performance Team

2015-11-05 Thread Ori Livneh
On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Brad Jorsch (Anomie) wrote: > On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Ori Livneh wrote: > > > Improving future-proof maintainability by taking thumbnail code out of > > MediaWiki-Core and using a service instead to perform

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Belissarius

2015-11-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
Sad news. :( A. On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Pine W wrote: > Colleagues, > > The Wikipedia community has received news of the passing of > User:Belissarius. He spoke Polish natively and English at a high level of > proficiency. He wrote about himself on his Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Khalid Mahmood is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 01/11/2015 11:46, Shlomi Fish ha scritto: On Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:14:11 -0700 Asaf Bartov wrote: Dear friends, Our colleague User:Khalid Mahmood, the most prolific contributor to the Western Punjabi Wikipedia[1], has died earlier this month, after long illness.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Belissarius

2015-11-05 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 05/11/2015 22:57, Asaf Bartov ha scritto: Sad news. :( A. On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Pine W wrote: Colleagues, The Wikipedia community has received news of the passing of User:Belissarius. He spoke Polish natively and English at a high level of proficiency.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Belissarius

2015-11-05 Thread Shlomi Fish
On Thu, 5 Nov 2015 13:52:54 -0800 Pine W wrote: > Colleagues, > > The Wikipedia community has received news of the passing of > User:Belissarius. He spoke Polish natively and English at a high level of > proficiency. He wrote about himself on his Wikipedia user pages at >