Thank you Katherine for the e-introduction of Joady Lohr and Anna
Stillwell for the amazing works.
Team Lead, WUGN Olaniyan Ishola Olushola|MD, Data Access Systems
Tweeter:@oluwanishola73|www.facebook.com/olaniyan.shola|Alt email :
Hi,is there a link where a generic subscriber can find a ("decently" updated)
list of sysops? in https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Administration
I find no specific information about that. Is this on purpose?
Also how can we know what are their "usual time zones" if we want a profile
On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 6:38 AM, Joseph Fox wrote:
> Thehelpfulone hasn't died. :) He's been hugely busy in real life, is all.
Please don't take my factual statement (sorry, law student) to be
throwing shade on THO. He's a great guy, and I understand that of late
Thehelpfulone hasn't died. :) He's been hugely busy in real life, is all.
On Wed, 8 Feb 2017 at 21:25 Pine W wrote:
> I regret seeing THO fade away. I found him to be likable, polite, and
> I think well of Shani, and as she already has some experience
I regret seeing THO fade away. I found him to be likable, polite, and
I think well of Shani, and as she already has some experience with
moderation duties, I would like to second her (self-)nomination.
On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 3:20 PM, Austin Hair wrote:
I’m delighted today to share some news about the leadership of the
Foundation’s Talent & Culture (HR) department. Joady Lohr and Anna
Stillwell, the T team’s current senior leaders, will be assuming
permanent senior leadership roles within the T team.
As many Wikimedia Foundation
Hi, Austin. Is the position reactive or is it proactive?
What is the average time investment per month?
* "A student rescued from juvenile hall by a counselor and his English teacher
must learn to trust his new friends."
Cheers! Wayne Calhoon
On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 1:20
I can do it if necessary.
On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 1:20 AM, Austin Hair wrote:
> We've just had a bit of turnover of our list administrators. In order
> to get moderation going smoothly again, I've added Asaf Bartov as an
> admin. I don't think that decision will be
We've just had a bit of turnover of our list administrators. In order
to get moderation going smoothly again, I've added Asaf Bartov as an
admin. I don't think that decision will be controversial.
Richard has resigned for his own reasons, after putting in more than
his fair share of work here.
Dear Wikimedia colleagues,
After four wonderful editions of Wiki Loves Earth resulting in over 300,000
new photos on Commons, we are happy to invite you to the 5th edition of
Wiki Loves Earth international photo contest –
I want to thank you and your team for so much work, and so much great work.
This decision was difficult for everyone, and I am glad to see that it has
come to a conclusion. I think it's important to know how to pause and
breathe deeply sometimes. I am looking forward to seeing more
yes it can. Basically, while there is space for just one chapter per
country, if another group forms and decides to take up the role of
Wikimedia HK, they can apply to be a chapter, since there is no chapter
recognized any more. This happened with Wikimedia UK
Personally, I am a big believer of a John Wooden quote, "Failure isn't
fatal, but failure to change might be". So, all the best to the Wikimedians
of Hong Kong. Thank you very much for all the good works that you have done
in past. I am sure that you will stack all the odds in your favors and come
Thanks Lodewijk for bringing this up and thanks a lot to Wikimedia Hong
I have been in touch with WMHK and Wikimedians in Hong Kong since their
application for Wikimania and have been at Wikimania and it was great.
There has also been some other activities and efforts which we must
Thanks to everyone who's participated in WMHK and in particular everyone
involved in Wikimania 2013! Thank you for your efforts and best wishes to
those aiming to move things forwards again.
On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Wong Rover wrote:
> Hi all,
> On behalf of
Just a question: can a former chapter reapply for recognition?
2017-02-08 16:13 GMT+01:00 Lodewijk :
> As the chapter status of Wikimedia Hong Kong has come to an end, I would
> like to thank the volunteers at Wikimedia Hong Kong for their incredible
As the chapter status of Wikimedia Hong Kong has come to an end, I would
like to thank the volunteers at Wikimedia Hong Kong for their incredible
work over the past years. It is easy to start discussions about the
validity of the decision, or to play a blame game - but lets at least agree
This particular decision has arguably been a long time coming, but I am
sad that it has indeed happened. My best wishes to all Wikimedians in
Hong Kong with whatever their plans are for the future.
On 08/02/2017 02:19, Kirill Lokshin wrote:
Recognition as a Wikimedia
I am glad to see that the WMF is being rigorous in ensuring that the
donors' money is being spent effectively and accountably by the affiliated
organisations. Of course one does not expect a detailed narrative when the
WMF deems it necessary to take action in this way since named individuals
On behalf of WMHK, I would like to say something.
Some may think it is pity that WMHK has been de-recognized. But the board
of WMHK has actually already decided to disband the chapter.
Although WMHK will cease to exist, I still hope the other chapters will
continue to try their best in
Could we have a confirmation from AffCom that the list of formerly
active affiliates on meta is "official", i.e. the definitive public
reference list, and is maintained?
If it is officially maintained,
In my opinion this is reasonable. We need to have criteria for what
affiliation with the movement means and what it requires from those
affiliated. If the requirements are consistently not met than removing
official affiliation until it is is simply common practice.
Agree the WMF staff dont always but the community/committee level does I
have experienced it first hand, both personally and as a chapter there are
policies written about not biting people so it happens all to regularly.
Maybe there is also the influence of being isolated in Australia that we
Unlike user groups, which can meet reporting requirements simply by
providing an annual report of activities, chapters are additionally
required to publish a complete set of financial statements annually.
Further, chapters that receive funds from any Wikimedia Foundation grant
On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 9:22 AM, Gnangarra wrote:
> Observation: When we place trust within the projects and the community it
> appears that we like to grab the biggest stick possible to whack people
> with it with at the first opportunity.
I am not going to comment on this
was writing my comment at the same time as Manuel, there is a local legal
dimension in his comment that hasnt been brought up here that is there may
be no ability to scale back to a Usergroup model, those dimensions will be
different for every country but we need to also recognise that they exist
trying to understand the process as well as the why here,
what I see at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports is that they havent
supplied the 2015-16 report they report on the period 1 Jul to 30 Jun (same
as WMAU). On September 9 2016 they were asked to furnish this report and
given until 1
a brief summary of the benefits, limits and expectations of chapters can
be found here:
Apart from that has every chapter a Chapter Agreement which has more
On top of that additional
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