[Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-26 Thread Romaine Wiki
Today I was reading in the (international) news about websites with knowledge on the topic of climate change disappear from the internet as result of the Trump administration. The second thing I read is that before something can be published about this topic, the government needs to approve this.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New tools: pronuncify and pronuncify.net

2017-01-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hello, everyone. Following Bodhisattwa's request[1], I have added an upload feature to the (command-line) Linux version of this tool, so it can now batch-upload the recorded pronunciation files to Commons on your behalf. (Ideally, it should have used OAuth, but that would take longer to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation receives $500, 000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive

2017-01-26 Thread Todd Allen
These are all very nice sentiments. But they're phrased in very vague ways. Is there anywhere we can see the actual concrete plan for the use of these funds? Todd On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Samantha Lien wrote: > This press release is also available online here: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-26 Thread Pine W
Speaking of communications, it would help if I would practice what I preach. Let me reword one problematic sentence: "Perhaps this could be the start of a "Community-WMF Communications office hour that could happen on a quarterly basis." Sorry for the extra email to fix that. I'm not sure that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-26 Thread Pine W
Hi Anna, Outside of the scope of this thread, I'd be glad to have a conversation about WMF-community communication in general. May I suggest making that a subject for an office hour at some future time? We'll likely need more than a single office hour to untangle all of the threads and make sure

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-01-26 Thread Pine W
GorillaWarfare, Thank you for the statement. Perhaps you and your colleagues at Arbcom could explain your current efforts against COI editing when evidence of such activity is brought to your attention in private (in alignment with current ENWP Arbcom guidance), and also what more you think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Additional information on community health initiative and next steps

2017-01-26 Thread Pine W
Thank you, Craig Newmark Foundation, Craigslist Charitable Fund, Community Tech, SuSa, and Fundraising. I'm hopeful that your work will have lasting and meaningful benefits in the Wikimedia community. Pine ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Additional information on community health initiative and next steps

2017-01-26 Thread Craig Franklin
This is excellent news! I am particularly excited by the idea of a better suite of blocking tools, which will hopefully save admins from playing a game of whack-a-mole with particularly tenacious vandals and harassers. Cheers, Craig On 27 January 2017 at 06:37, Danny Horn

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-26 Thread Anna Stillwell
Rogol, Good to hear from you. "I am surprised by the notion that WMF middle management is in some way answerable to the Community. I would have thought that was the least productive form of engagement between the two sides." Rogol, I'd like to hear more about what you mean here, specifically in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-26 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
I am surprised by the notion that WMF middle management is in some way answerable to the Community. I would have thought that was the least productive form of engagement between the two sides. The issue is what, if anything, will happen to the tools that the contributors want and need to carry

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Additional information on community health initiative and next steps

2017-01-26 Thread Anna Stillwell
Beautiful. I heart community tech. /a On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:52 PM, Sydney Poore wrote: > Hello Danny and Patrick, > > Thank you for the update and the great news about the new grant that will > enable an accelerated time table to do the work around community health.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Additional information on community health initiative and next steps

2017-01-26 Thread Sydney Poore
Hello Danny and Patrick, Thank you for the update and the great news about the new grant that will enable an accelerated time table to do the work around community health. And also thank you to Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund for supporting this important work. Sydney

[Wikimedia-l] Additional information on community health initiative and next steps

2017-01-26 Thread Danny Horn
Hello, We have an update on the community health initiative mentioned following the Board's Statement on Healthy Community Culture, Inclusivity, and Safe Spaces.[1] As Patrick Earley from the Support and Safety team noted on Wikimedia-l last month[2], we’ve been developing a community health

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-01-26 Thread Jytdog temp
I just want to note that the question i raised here was about what WMF itself was doing about paid editing. I was unhappy to see so much in that statement about what the community can/should do. I agree with the Arbcom statement that while it is good that Legal noted that its comments

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-01-26 Thread GorillaWarfare
The Arbitration Committee has just published a response to this statement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration_Committee/Noticeboard#Response_to_the_Wikimedia_Foundation_statement_on_paid_editing_and_outing – Molly (GorillaWarfare) On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:17 PM, Jacob Rogers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-26 Thread James Heilman
I guess the question is was this a request for input on what the community thinks of the Interactive Team or the strategy of the discovery team? Or was it simply a "for your information", we have decided to do X, Y, and Z. The first is much more preferable to the second, but it appears the second