Re: [Wikimedia-l] ArticlePlaceholder now live on first 4 Wikipedias

2016-05-11 Thread Biyanto Rebin
Yeay, Goodluck for Wikidata Team. Looking forward for Indonesian regional language version :) Regards, 2016-05-12 2:48 GMT+07:00 Lydia Pintscher : > Hi everyone :) > > Last year Lucie started working on the ArticlePlaceholder ( >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread MZMcBride
Steven Walling wrote: >It's really great to see Wikipedia highlighted as a source for news and >current events. It's rare that people fully recognize the degree to which >the "encyclopedia" is actually very good at trending news information. >That said, the report paints a rosy picture that,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Steven Walling
It's really great to see Wikipedia highlighted as a source for news and current events. It's rare that people fully recognize the degree to which the "encyclopedia" is actually very good at trending news information. That said, the report paints a rosy picture that, strategically speaking, may not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WikimediaMobile] Fwd: "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Jon Katz
Hi, For those of you following who I haven't worked with before, I am the lead product manager for the reading team. I think James is right that the content is a primary barrier and its an issue we are exploring across both reading and editing. For what its worth, this applies not just to the

[Wikimedia-l] Annette Campbell-White joins the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2016-05-11 Thread Lisa Gruwell
I wanted to share with you an announcement I just posted to the Wikimedia blog. The WMF Board of Trustees has appointed Annette Campbell-White as one of the founding members of the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board. Annette

Re: [Wikimedia-l] REMINDER: Invitation to upcoming office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

2016-05-11 Thread Joseph Seddon
A reminder that this is currently happening now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XazXyL-Ybjo - WMF Executive Director Office Hours Regards Seddon On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 6:22 PM, Gregory Varnum wrote: > Greetings, > > A quick reminder that the first office hours with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board meeting minutes

2016-05-11 Thread Richard Ames
Also please consider adding times to the minutes. The meeting opening time was there it would be useful to know the times when people join and leave the meeting, when the meeting goes into 'executive session' and when the meeting closes. Regards, Richard. On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 5:37 AM,

[Wikimedia-l] SOON: Video office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

2016-05-11 Thread Gregory Varnum
Greetings, The first office hours with Wikimedia Foundation’s interim Executive Director, Katherine Maher, will begin in about 80 minutes. Apologies for confusion on the time, here is the time for the first session, being held via video: Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 00:00-01:00 UTC | Wednesday, 11

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread James Forrester
On 11 May 2016 at 14:20, Michael Peel wrote: > I'm hoping that having a responsive skin for the webpages isn't too far > off, though? > Reading can answer that better than I; however, making the skin itself ​is only part of the issue – you also would want to scrap

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Michael Peel
> On 11 May 2016, at 22:07, James Forrester wrote: > > On 11 May 2016 at 12:50, Michael Peel wrote: > >> Isn't it time to start moving to responsive mediawiki templates ( >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design), rather than having

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread James Forrester
On 11 May 2016 at 12:50, Michael Peel wrote: > Isn't it time to start moving to responsive mediawiki templates ( > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design), rather than having > a separate mobile interface/URL? > For a practical example, see the BBC News website

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Michael Peel
Isn't it time to start moving to responsive mediawiki templates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design), rather than having a separate mobile interface/URL? For a practical example, see the BBC News website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news), which is the same website on all devices, it

[Wikimedia-l] ArticlePlaceholder now live on first 4 Wikipedias

2016-05-11 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hi everyone :) Last year Lucie started working on the ArticlePlaceholder ( https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ArticlePlaceholder) in order to fullfill Wikidata's promise of supporting especially the smaller Wikipedias. Today we have rolled it out on the first 4 Wikipedias: Esperanto,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, It is wonderful to see how we have evolved.. Does anyone remember the good old days when it was an application totally and utterly outside of MediaWiki? Thanks, GerardM On 11 May 2016 at 20:33, Pine W wrote: > Forwarding since this may be of general interest

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board meeting minutes

2016-05-11 Thread Brill Lyle
Also, a request: Please add: - User names (i.e., {{User0|BrillLyle}} - Links to relevant topics of conversation (i.e., Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Agreement) and events (i.e., WikiCite 2016) The March meeting minutes are making me itchy -- I want to add these links Here at WM NYC we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Habib M'henni
Thanks Pine, as said, very interesting! Best regards, Habib Le 11/05/2016 19:42, Ivan Martínez a écrit : > Thanks for sharing Pine, quite interesting. > Best, > > 2016-05-11 13:33 GMT-05:00 Pine W : > >> Forwarding since this may be of general interest regarding Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Ivan Martínez
Thanks for sharing Pine, quite interesting. Best, 2016-05-11 13:33 GMT-05:00 Pine W : > Forwarding since this may be of general interest regarding Wikipedia > readership. > > Thanks Tilman! > > Pine > > -- Forwarded message -- > From: Tilman Bayer

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Pine W
Forwarding since this may be of general interest regarding Wikipedia readership. Thanks Tilman! Pine -- Forwarded message -- From: Tilman Bayer Date: Wed, May 11, 2016 at 10:23 AM Subject: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate Selected Board Seats - Result

2016-05-11 Thread Biplab Anand
Congratulations Christophe and Nataliia! Regards Biplab Anand Maithili Wikimedians On 11 May 2016 16:18, "Alice Wiegand" wrote: > Congratulations also from the Board, Nataliia and Christoph! > Thanks to the facilitators and all candidates for your commitment and for >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Account of the events leading to James Heilman's removal

2016-05-11 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 5:21 PM, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: > On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Gergő Tisza wrote: >> Hi Fae, >> >> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Fæ wrote: >> >>> Not tricky at all. There are *plenty* of other similar

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate Selected Board Seats - Result

2016-05-11 Thread Alice Wiegand
Congratulations also from the Board, Nataliia and Christoph! Thanks to the facilitators and all candidates for your commitment and for sharing your thoughts about your new role with all of us in answering the questions from the community. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our Board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Account of the events leading to James Heilman's removal

2016-05-11 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Gergő Tisza wrote: > Hi Fae, > > On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Fæ wrote: > >> Not tricky at all. There are *plenty* of other similar organizations >> that have elections for their trustees to their boards, including >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Account of the events leading to James Heilman's removal

2016-05-11 Thread Gergő Tisza
Hi Fae, On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Fæ wrote: > Not tricky at all. There are *plenty* of other similar organizations > that have elections for their trustees to their boards, including > several Wikimedia chapters/affiliates where their boards have oversite > of many

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate Selected Board Seats - Result

2016-05-11 Thread N C Hasive
Congratulations Christophe and Nataliia! Hasive WMBD On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 12:16 AM, Nabin Sapkota wrote: > Hi, > > Congratulations Christophe and Nataliia! > Big responsibilities ahead, beyond opportunities. Wish you both a very > goodluck for this marvelous

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Account of the events leading to James Heilman's removal

2016-05-11 Thread Kevin Gorman
1. Restore James Heilman to the board (in Denny's now vacant seat) Yes. Although there should be a process for removing community trustees, there's 0 question that the process used to remove James was inappropriate. Even if this harms somewhat the functioning the board until the next

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board meeting minutes

2016-05-11 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
I note that the minutes I requested in my posting yesterday were published two hours later [1] althought not linked from https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Meetings as one would expect, not were they announced on the mailing list. While I am glad that this has finally happened, it is deplorable