Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread Samir Elsharbaty
Looping in the Arabic Wikipedia mailing list. FYI Samir Elsharbaty Communications|Wikimedia Foundation On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 5:02 AM, John Erling Blad wrote: > I've usually just don't bother with them, but lately I got complaints about > this specific bot, and the bot

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread John Erling Blad
I've usually just don't bother with them, but lately I got complaints about this specific bot, and the bot operator neglect doing anything with the problem. That is why I raise the issue, as there are no other forum where users from one project can make a complaint about misbehaving users on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread John Erling Blad
Link on my email. On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 10:25 AM, K. Peachey wrote: > Have you asked the user how the finding the users? > Have you considered other steps than just jumping to mailing list? > Where are the complaints from the other users to show this is a long > running

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread Isaac Olatunde
I am not sure this is something we should be discussing on this mailing list. Please, contact the bot operator or raise it with the arwiki community. Regards, Isaac. On Dec 29, 2017 10:26 AM, "K. Peachey" wrote: > Have you asked the user how the finding the users? > Have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
That'd be pretty cool. On Dec 29, 2017 17:44, "James Heilman" wrote: > Also all the underlying software is also under an open license, > specifically the MIT license and can be found on Github per > > https://ourworldindata.org/about/ > > James > > On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:37

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread James Heilman
Also all the underlying software is also under an open license, specifically the MIT license and can be found on Github per https://ourworldindata.org/about/ James On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:37 AM, James Heilman wrote: > It is all under a CC BY SA 4.0 license. > > You can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
So yes, technically it is a two minute work--allow ccby in commons data namespace, but legal has to answer first if they want much more substantial changes. I asked about a month ago for a clarification On Fri, Dec 29, 2017, 11:38 James Heilman wrote: > It is all under a CC BY

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread James Heilman
It is all under a CC BY SA 4.0 license. You can also download all the data as a csv file. James On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Yuri Astrakhan wrote: > James, which open license? There is a request pending to allow non cc0 > licensed data in commons, but still

[Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread James Heilman
Our World in Data has created 100s of heat maps with scroll bars for adjusting the year. The maps as well as the underlying data is under an open license. Example include these https://ourworldindata.org/obesity/ When one puts their cursor over the country in question they get the underlying

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread Vi to
I can estimate the number of welcomes I received to roughly 300, most of these languages I cannot even copypaste from. While these messages are useless for sure I don't see any reason to be bothered of them. Vito 2017-12-29 10:25 GMT+01:00 K. Peachey : > Have you asked the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Some reactions to welcome bot or welcomes are a little bit "exaggerated" sometimes. it's just a small red color spot in a corner. Two seconds to process it, more time to complain about it. I study user activities and sometimes I leave welcome messages here and there. 99.5% of the time is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread K. Peachey
Have you asked the user how the finding the users? Have you considered other steps than just jumping to mailing list? Where are the complaints from the other users to show this is a long running issue? On 29 December 2017 at 19:20, John Erling Blad wrote: > Users on other

[Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread John Erling Blad
Users on other projects are complaining about the welcome messages at arwiki. A bot at that project are welcoming people that has no activity at that project at all. The bot operator claims the activity is valid, but I can't see that this is a well-behaving bot at all.[1] I suspect the bot is