[Wikimedia-l] Recap --was: Re: User interaction on Wikipedia --call for submissions

2016-04-29 Thread Moushira Elamrawy
Hello everyone, The reading team's interaction consultation has been wrapped up. Thanks for those who created new accounts in order to participate and thanks to those who spent time writing proposals and adding ideas. All in all we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is basically just another giant bureaucracy

2016-04-29 Thread Toby Dollmann
The article cited is a tertiary source (like Wikipedia), and so is "as astonishingly bad" The underlying research studies [ref#1], [ref#2] claim "Researchers found that a relatively small number of editors have a major influence on the site." "As editors interact with one another and their

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is basically just another giant bureaucracy

2016-04-29 Thread Oliver Keyes
I'm honestly not sure what this thread is meant to achieve. Might I suggest that if you object to the reporting you contact the author, rather than drag their work in a largely-unknown internal mailing list? It's likely to be more productive. On Friday, 29 April 2016, Benjamin Lees

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is basically just another giant bureaucracy

2016-04-29 Thread Benjamin Lees
On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 8:32 PM, Stephen Philbrick wrote: > and it is astonishing how bad it is. If you're astonished, then I'm afraid you haven't read enough news articles about Wikipedia yet. :-( P.S. MAYBE IT'S TIME WE REEVALUATED OUR STANCE ON ALLCAPS.

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is basically just another giant bureaucracy

2016-04-29 Thread Stephen Philbrick
I just scanned an article: "Wikipedia is basically just another giant bureaucracy", http://www.sciencealert.com/wikipedia-is-basically-just-another-old-fashioned-bureaucracy-study-finds and it is astonishing how bad it is. I don't really quibble with the headline - it is a bureaucracy, but some

[Wikimedia-l] "On Wikipedia, all languages are not created equal; but that could be changing"

2016-04-29 Thread Pine W
Forwarding some interesting news! From the Wikimedia Blog: Find, Prioritize, and Recommend: An article recommendation system to fill knowledge gaps across Wikipedia , by Leila Zia and Dario Taraborelli From Venturebeat: On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Personality rights for individual photos in Vietnam

2016-04-29 Thread Toby Dollmann
At Wikimedia Commons the country specific consent guidelines at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Country_specific_consent_requirements (especially for Asian countries) are quite distorted by some over enthusiastic members of that project. (See the recent edit warring at that page) Now

[Wikimedia-l] [wikimedia] Wikimania training for external Board members

2016-04-29 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
hi, within the Board Governance Committee, we have discussed several areas for improvement of the Board members skills. One of the areas we should cover is deeper enculturation of external Board members. Both Guy and Kelly are excited to be part of Wikimedia movement, and they want to learn

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Calendars

2016-04-29 Thread Brill Lyle
Hi Quiddity, This is great. I will go over the link you shared. I think I combed through many if not all of these pages, but will double-check. The Calendars I sent out previously now live on the WM NYC Event Archive page here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Calendars

2016-04-29 Thread Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Brill Lyle wrote: > Hello -- > > In an effort to de-clutter the Wikimedia NYC calendar -- and to support the > various initiatives and enhance event calendaring within Wikimedia -- after > some active discussion, Wikimedia NYC (well that

[Wikimedia-l] Want to join a grants committee?

2016-04-29 Thread Alex Wang
Hello! The Community Resources team is now recruiting committee members to support the launch of two new grants programs [1]. The Project Grants Committee will review and advise on projects that promote new experiments and sustain ideas that work. - Program launches July 1, 2016 with an

[Wikimedia-l] Middle East / North African Artists Month

2016-04-29 Thread Pharos
Hi Wiki-nauts, I'd like to share with you Middle East / North Africa (MENA) Artists Month, which we're kicking off at the Guggenheim Museum on this Saturday, and which is scheduled to run throughout May 2016: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MENA_Artists_Month We welcome online contributions and

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania community village registration: Open until May 5

2016-04-29 Thread Muriel Staub
Dear all, this is a quick reminder: The registration for the community village at Wikimania 2016 is open until the 5th of May. You have the possibility to become part of this years community village by registering at