Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Chapters] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-25 Thread Nikola Kalchev
First of all, thanks to the AffCom for defining the criteria. I am positively surprised and impressed that they managed to do it since Wikimania when I was told in a private chat that I could forget about having my user group recognised as a chapter this year. Thank you all, who made this possible

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Elections Committee

2016-08-25 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 8:09 PM, Risker wrote: > I am also curious whether the committee members (and by extension the WMF > staff and Board liaisons) have undertaken to not run in the next election. > Given that the Committee is tasked with reviewing and potentially

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Elections Committee

2016-08-25 Thread Risker
Thank you to those of you who have volunteered in this role. I have a lot of faith in all of you to improve on the groundwork that was done in the recent past, and am particularly glad that you should have sufficient time to consider and test different voting systems - something that the last two

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF July 2016 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, August 25, 18:00 UTC

2016-08-25 Thread Limayli Huguet
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes. On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:27 AM, James Forrester wrote: > Dear all, > > The next WMF metrics and activities meeting will take place today, > Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [AffCom] [Chapters] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-25 Thread Salvador A
Thanks to everyone for all the feedback. AffCom will take on consideration all your inputs. As Delphine and Alice have said, the idea is not to create a summary procedure where an affiliate doesn't get a goal and inmediately the recognition is removed. Sorry if it sounded so strict but rules

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Chapters] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-25 Thread Ilario Valdelli
Hi, I appreciate the effort, it's interesting but there should more flexibility in my opinion. All is relative. Probably in Estonia, to do an outdoor activity, people must wait more time than buying a loaf of bread in Venezuela. Depending on the variable everyone has more difficulties than

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-25 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Dear all, Allow me, from my personal experiences, to bring into conscience what it means to "be" or to represent a Wikimedia affiliate, whether it is a chapter, a thematic organization or a WM user group. It is a great honour to be active in a Wikimedia affiliate. Affiliates, a chapter for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-25 Thread Alice Wiegand
I agree with Delphine. And I think it's worth to mention that the immediate termination is for "serious and urgent cases" only and that there is a more partnering process for less serious cases. Alice. On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Delphine Ménard wrote: > On 24 August

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-25 Thread Delphine Ménard
On 24 August 2016 at 22:50, Michael Peel wrote: > > This process seems to be very harsh as written. For example, it says: > "an organization’s recognition may be terminated immediately > according to the group's agreement (without Board review or appeal)" > There's