Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts about Wikimedia-l communications

2016-07-27 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:14 PM, Pine W wrote: > > 5. I would encourage us to experiment with Discourse ( > https://www.discourse.org/faq/) to see if it will provide a platform that > is easier to use than our current mailing list setup. Perhaps we could set > up a test

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts about Wikimedia-l communications

2016-07-27 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
A couple of other points: 1. This list is practically English-only. It's not officially defined, and occasionally people say that posting in other languages is allowed. In practice it doesn't work, and it cannot work—mixing different languages in one list is just wrong. And it's not even a

[Wikimedia-l] Thoughts about Wikimedia-l communications

2016-07-27 Thread Pine W
There has been recent discussion about Wikimedia-l communications. I think that there are varying understandings that would benefit from discussion in a distinct thread. The information page for Wikimedia-l says: *"Discussion list for the Wikimedia community and the larger network of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread James Heilman
I am happy to read Pine's emails. A mailing list is useful to bring attention to specific issues as one can only watch a certain percentage of wikipedia / meta / etc. J On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:10 AM, Sam Klein wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Xabier Cañas
Congratulations!!! 2016 uzt. 27 21:05 erabiltzaileak hau idatzi du ("Amir Ladsgroup" < ladsgr...@gmail.com>): > We set up a page for people to send their congratulations. > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] APG Progress Report: Learn about Wikidata and community-oriented software development

2016-07-27 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Nicole and everyone at WMDE for a very thorough report. One question - you say that 2017 funding for Wikidata has not been agreed with WMF. I wondered if anyone could let us know what's happening with this - is there a conversation progressing about it? Many thanks, Chris On 27 Jul 2016

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Amir Ladsgroup
We set up a page for people to send their congratulations. https://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%88%DB%8C%DA%A9%DB%8C%E2%80%8C%D9%BE%D8%AF%DB%8C%D8%A7:%D8%AC%D8%B4%D9%86_%DB%B5%DB%B0%DB%B0%D9%87%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%85%DB%8C%D9%86_%D9%85%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%87 The community would be happy to see

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Tanweer Morshed
That's a fabulous news! Heartfelt congratulations to all the Farsi Wikipedians :) On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:34 AM, Shani wrote: > Wonderful news! Congrats! > > Shani. > On 27 Jul 2016 21:32, "Cornelius Kibelka" > wrote: > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Shani
Wonderful news! Congrats! Shani. On 27 Jul 2016 21:32, "Cornelius Kibelka" wrote: > Congratulations, great news! > !تبریک می گویم! > > C. > > On 27 July 2016 at 20:27, Ivan Martínez wrote: > > > Congratulations! > > > > 2016-07-27 13:15

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Hello, Congratulations to the mile stone. I do allow myself to ask how the 500.000 have been achieved. When I click on Random Article, I get a certain percentage of articles of this kind: https://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%AF%D9%87%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%A7%D9%86_%D9%85%DB%8C%D8%B3%D9%88 Kind regards

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Cornelius Kibelka
Congratulations, great news! !تبریک می گویم! C. On 27 July 2016 at 20:27, Ivan Martínez wrote: > Congratulations! > > 2016-07-27 13:15 GMT-05:00 Kevin Payravi : > > > Awesome to hear, Mardentanha! Congratulations to you and the rest of the > > Farsi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Ivan Martínez
Congratulations! 2016-07-27 13:15 GMT-05:00 Kevin Payravi : > Awesome to hear, Mardentanha! Congratulations to you and the rest of the > Farsi Wikipedia editors. > > Kevin Payravi > W: www.kevinpayravi.com > E: kevinpayr...@gmail.com > P: (330) 554 - 3397 > > On Wed, Jul

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Asaf Bartov
Fantastic news! Congratulations to all Farsi contributors! \o/ A. On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:10 AM, Mardetanha wrote: > I would to let everyone know, after 13 years and millions of edits, Finally > Farsi Wikipedia has reached 500,000 article. This is a very

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Kevin Payravi
Awesome to hear, Mardentanha! Congratulations to you and the rest of the Farsi Wikipedia editors. Kevin Payravi W: www.kevinpayravi.com E: kevinpayr...@gmail.com P: (330) 554 - 3397 On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: > Fantastic news! Congratulations to

[Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Mardetanha
I would to let everyone know, after 13 years and millions of edits, Finally Farsi Wikipedia has reached 500,000 article. This is a very historic moment for all us in Farsi Wikipedia. Mardetanha ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Sydney Poore
Excellent to hear! Congratulations!! Sydney FloNight Sydney Poore User:FloNight Wiki Project Med Foundation WikiWomen's User Group Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sydney.e.poore On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 2:10 PM, Mardetanha wrote: > I would to let everyone know,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Sam Klein
[[m:Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_Committee/Board_structure ]] Wiki pages are certainly better for long-term organization of discussions. They are harder for a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Wiegand Alice
Hi Pine, there is a simple practical thing I would like to ask you to accept: Not everyone is online 24/7. Even board members aren’t. People have to work, to sleep and to live. While you pick and read only topics of your interest, you assume that my colleagues on the board and I read and follow

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Suggesting moderation

2016-07-27 Thread rupert THURNER
there are guidelines for mailing lists here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 4:02 PM, Nathan wrote: > I find Trillium's denied e-mail to be off-topic but hardly so objectionable > that a moderator reviewing it should deny it.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Pine W
Hi Dan, As is evidenced by this very discussion, people read and discuss matters on this list. Those who prefer a lower volume of communication can subscribe to the Announce list instead. Pine On Jul 27, 2016 08:46, "Dan Garry" wrote: > Hey Pine, > > On 27 July 2016 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Pine W
I would guess that I receive about 20-100 emails a day (there is a wide range) related to Wikimedia, and I simply pick out the ones that interest me. It's very simple to delete or archive emails that I don't want to read, and I'm willing to accept the noise in exchange for the signal. Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Dan Garry
Hey Pine, On 27 July 2016 at 08:25, Pine W wrote: > > I'm not sure that I agree with you. The Board and Lila ignored some > inquiries that I made on Meta. Discussions on this mailing list seem to > attract at least as much good-faith participation as discussions on Meta. I >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Pine W wrote: > > > There are times when highly threaded discussions on wiki are easier to > follow than large quantities of entangled mailing list posts, but that is > an exception, and in any case I follow the philosophy of trying to meet >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Pine W
Hi Nataliia, I'm not sure that I agree with you. The Board and Lila ignored some inquiries that I made on Meta. Discussions on this mailing list seem to attract at least as much good-faith participation as discussions on Meta. I would suggest that inquiries could be made in either venue, and the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Suggesting moderation

2016-07-27 Thread Nathan
I find Trillium's denied e-mail to be off-topic but hardly so objectionable that a moderator reviewing it should deny it. If it is the case that a moderator suggested minor stylistic changes (couple days to couple of days), that seems a bit distasteful and probably not what list members would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiobject - Project Proposal

2016-07-27 Thread Quico Prol
Hi, I have moved and add WikiObject project information to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiObject greetings El jue., 30 jun. 2016 a las 7:29, escribió: > The wikidata mailing list or wiki would be good venues to continue the > discussion. > > On Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:54