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

2017-04-22 Thread James Salsman
I've proposed asking wikimedians at large what they think should be done about paid advocacy editing, as item number 5 on my periodic survey proposal composed of all the unresolved questions over the last quarter on this list at:

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

2017-04-22 Thread Pine W
> > Has there been a recent substantial discussion by the community surrounding > promotional/biased editting paid or otherwise, which had an outcome > resulting in a specific request for assistance or increased action by the > WMF? > Aside from the conversation on this list, I'm aware of the

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

2017-04-22 Thread Joseph Seddon
Pine, Has there been a recent substantial discussion by the community surrounding promotional/biased editting paid or otherwise, which had an outcome resulting in a specific request for assistance or increased action by the WMF? If there hasn't, I do not see grounds for you to be expecting an

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

2017-04-22 Thread Pine W
I'm bumping this thread in the hope that there will be official comments from WMF regarding their willingness to take a more assertive legal approach to addressing and deterring promotionalism and other inappropriate changes to Wikipedia content by people and organizations who have conflicts of

[Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-22 Thread Maor Malul
* Dear all, * ** *Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic organization, or user group - allows an independent group to officially use the Wikimedia name to further the Wikimedia mission, with certain duties and responsibilities. While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

2017-04-22 Thread Leila Zia
On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 6:06 AM, Amir E. Aharoni wrote: > Is there anything that interested volunteers can start translating now? :) For some languages, I can confirm in the next 12 hours if we can run the surveys in, in which case I'll ping the point of contact

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

2017-04-22 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
2017-04-21 19:45 GMT+03:00 Leila Zia : > ==What do we want to do now?== > There are quite a few directions this research can continue on, and > the most immediate one is to understand whether the results that we > observe (in English Wikipeida) is robust across