Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the 2018 Ombuds Commission members

2018-02-08 Thread Tanweer Morshed
Wow! It's a team of highly experienced and committed Wikimedians.
Congratulations!!


On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Samuel Klein  wrote:

> I was thinking the same thing.  :)
>
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:16 PM, Philippe Beaudette  >
> wrote:
>
> > Great group!  This is such an important role, it's good to see serious
> > people filling it.
> >
> > On Jan 31, 2018 3:47 PM, "Karen Brown"  wrote:
> >
> > > Apologies for the broken formatting in my original message! I forgot
> how
> > > Mailman handles HTML in messages. Please see below for (hopefully) a
> more
> > > legible version of the announcement:
> > > ---
> > >
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > I am happy to announce the new and returning members of the 2018
> > Ombudsman
> > > Commission (OC), the small group of volunteers who investigate
> complaints
> > > about violations of the privacy policy, and in particular concerning
> the
> > > use of CheckUser and Oversight[1] tools, on any Wikimedia project for
> the
> > > Board of Trustees.
> > >
> > > [1]
> > > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Amending_
> > > the_Scope_of_the_Ombudsman_Commission
> > >
> > > I apologize for the length of the announcement. :)
> > >
> > > The application period for new commissioners for 2018 recently closed.
> > The
> > > Wikimedia Foundation is extremely grateful to the many experienced and
> > > insightful volunteers who offered to assist with this work. This year
> we
> > > received applications representing the widest variety of languages,
> > > projects, and regions I’ve seen since I started working with the
> > committee
> > > three years ago.
> > >
> > > Given the increasing caseload OC has been handing year over year, we
> have
> > > decided to take advantage of the opportunity the diverse candidate pool
> > > afforded us and expand the committee by one seat; this year’s OC will
> > > consist of eight, rather than seven, members, with a two-member
> advisory
> > > team who will guide the new commission.
> > >
> > > I am pleased to announce the composition of the 2018 OC. First, the
> *new
> > > members* are:
> > >
> > > *Billinghurst*
> > > Billinghurst () is
> a
> > > long-term Metapedian/Wikimedian who served as a steward from 2012 to
> 2016
> > > and still serves as a global sysop. He considers his home wiki to be
> the
> > > English Wikisource where he's performed over 260,000 edits and focuses
> on
> > > transcribing biographical reference data from the 19th and early 20thC.
> > In
> > > addition, however, to serving as a local administrator on Wikisource he
> > > also holds the sysop hat on Commons, Meta and the English Wikipedia
> > racking
> > > up almost 700,000 edits across the projects with almost a million edits
> > > when you count his bot. He claims to still have a bit of wisdom and
> > > knowledge to give.
> > >
> > > *Jamie Tubers*
> > > Sam, who edits as Jamie Tubers (<
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jamie_Tubers>), joined the
> English
> > > language Wikipedia community in 2011 and has over the years expanded
> his
> > > activities into a wide range of movement activities including
> co-founding
> > > the Wikimedia user group Nigeria and helping to organize events like
> Wiki
> > > Loves Africa and Wiki Loves Women. He is dedicated to correcting our
> > > content gaps and biases related to Africa and raising awareness of the
> > > projects on the continent.
> > >
> > > *Dyolf77*
> > > Habib () started editing
> > in
> > > 2010 and has been heavily engaged in community affairs, both onwiki and
> > as
> > > part of user groups, for years. A native of Tunisia, he has been a
> > > free-culture advocate on a wide range of issues in and beyond the
> > movement.
> > > Onwiki, you can mainly find him helping out on Commons, where he is a
> > > sysop, as well as the Arabic and French language editions of Wikipedia.
> > >
> > > *Saileshpat*
> > > Saileshpat () started
> > > editing Wikipedia in 2012 and soon became deeply involved in the Odia
> > > community. He has helped organize outreach events and worked to spread
> > > awareness in his region. In addition he was one of the co-organizers of
> > > WikiConference India 2016. Saileshpat has helped in a content
> relicensing
> > > process, where the Government of Odisha decided to release content
> under
> > > Creative Commons licenses. Online he is mainly active on the Odia
> > Wikipedia
> > > and Commons.
> > >
> > > *Elmacenderesi*
> > > Elmacenderesi ()
> has
> > > been working on Wikimedia projects since 2007, primarily on the Turkish
> > > Wikipedia. There, he has been a CheckUser and a Bureaucrat since 2008
> and
> > > an Oversighter since 2011. He is also a member of Wikimedia OTRS and
> > serves
> > > as a 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] User Halibutt has passed

2018-02-08 Thread Tanweer Morshed
I am sad to hear this news. His contributions will be remembered by the
Polish and other communities around the world.


On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Md. Ibrahim Husain  wrote:

>  I am very sorry to hear such a sad news. May his soul rest in peace.
> Meraj
> On Friday, February 2, 2018, Sam Oyeyele  wrote:
>
> > This is quite sad. May his soul rest in peace.
> >
> >
> > Sam.
> >
> > 
> > From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of
> > Shlomi Fish 
> > Sent: 01 February 2018 09:32:14
> > To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] User Halibutt has passed
> >
> > On Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:24:09 +0100
> > Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska  wrote:
> >
> > > I am sad to inform you that today Krzysztof Machocki (user:Halibutt)
> has
> > > passed away. With his passing our community loses a brilliant and
> > > passionate Wikimedian and Wikimedia Polska loses a valued spokeperson.
> > But
> > > what is the most important - many of us lose a beloved, beloved friend.
> > >
> > > Krzysztof was known for his joy and passion. For his faith in how
> > Wikipedia
> > > makes the world better.
> > > We lose him but let us not lose that faith.
> > >
> > > There is a memorial page on Polish Wikipedia. You can leave your
> > > condolences there and we will give them to Krzysztof's family.
> > >
> > > https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedysta:Halibutt/Ksi%C4%99ga
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Sorry to hear about that.
> >
> > --
> > -
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> > http://shlomifishswiki.branchable.com/Self-Sufficiency/
> >
> > Chuck Norris once wrote a 10 million lines C++ program in Microsoft
> Notepad
> > without having to use the backspace key. And it compiled without errors
> or
> > warnings, and was 100% bug‐free.
> >
> > Please reply to list if it's a mailing list post - http://shlom.in/reply
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2019

2018-02-08 Thread Tanweer Morshed
Congratulations Wikimedia Sverige! WMSE is one of the very active and
robust chapters, and I believe they will present a very successful
Wikimania in 2019.

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

>  Congratulations Wikimedia Sweden!
>
> WMSE is one of the strongest and most creative chapters and I'm sure
> Wikimania 2019 will be an amazing event!
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson
> it...@wikimedia.org.il
> +972-54-5878078
>
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 3:58 AM, Ellie Young  wrote:
>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > *All,On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia
> > Foundation, I am pleased to announce that we have decided to have
> Wikimania
> > located in Sweden in 2019. The proposal
> >  from the
> > Wikimedia Sweden chapter was accepted. The committee appreciates and
> values
> > the long standing interest of Wikimania Sweden to host an event, and we
> > believe that hosting Wikimania will be an opportunity to boost Wikimedia
> > projects there with a specific focus on public art, a field in which the
> > Swedish Sverige team has been particularly active.  The exact location of
> > the conference will be confirmed at a later date.The Wikimania Committee
> > reviewed and discussed four very strong proposals
> >  to host Wikimania in
> 2019.
> > We would also like to thank the proposers from Sweden, Armenia, Perth,
> and
> > Prague for all their efforts in putting together materials for our
> > consideration and their time spent discussing the possibilities. It is
> very
> > encouraging to have so much interest from our community from individuals
> > who wish to lead and contribute to Wikimania.Please join us in
> > congratulating the Wikimedia Wikimedia Sverige!
> > Sincerely,Ellie YoungWMF Events
> > ManagerOn behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia
> > Foundation*
> >
> >
> > ​
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group

2018-02-08 Thread Redon Skikuli
Forgot to share the link. Here it is:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Albania

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*web: **www.skikuli.com *


On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 10:06 AM, Redon Skikuli  wrote:

> Congratulations to the Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group and
> welcome.
>
> I was wondering if this is the right place to ask about the issue we are
> having in Albania in the recognition of our UG. It has been more than four
> months now without any comment from the affiliation committee about our
> application. Thank you!
>
>
>
> *---*
>
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>
>
> On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 2:51 AM, Kirill Lokshin 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone!
>>
>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>> the Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User
>> Group. The group aims to promote the use of Romanian Wikipedia and its
>> sister projects by the residents of Romania and Moldova, with the goal of
>> improving the relevance and perception of Wikimedia projects among readers
>> and users, as well as within the cultural and scientific communities.
>>
>> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>>
>> Regards,
>> Kirill Lokshin
>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>>
>> [1]
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Romania_and_
>> Moldova_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2019

2018-02-08 Thread Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
 Congratulations Wikimedia Sweden!

WMSE is one of the strongest and most creative chapters and I'm sure
Wikimania 2019 will be an amazing event!






*Itzik Edri*
Chairperson
it...@wikimedia.org.il
+972-54-5878078



On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 3:58 AM, Ellie Young  wrote:

>
>
>
>
>
> *All,On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia
> Foundation, I am pleased to announce that we have decided to have Wikimania
> located in Sweden in 2019. The proposal
>  from the
> Wikimedia Sweden chapter was accepted. The committee appreciates and values
> the long standing interest of Wikimania Sweden to host an event, and we
> believe that hosting Wikimania will be an opportunity to boost Wikimedia
> projects there with a specific focus on public art, a field in which the
> Swedish Sverige team has been particularly active.  The exact location of
> the conference will be confirmed at a later date.The Wikimania Committee
> reviewed and discussed four very strong proposals
>  to host Wikimania in 2019.
> We would also like to thank the proposers from Sweden, Armenia, Perth, and
> Prague for all their efforts in putting together materials for our
> consideration and their time spent discussing the possibilities. It is very
> encouraging to have so much interest from our community from individuals
> who wish to lead and contribute to Wikimania.Please join us in
> congratulating the Wikimedia Wikimedia Sverige!
> Sincerely,Ellie YoungWMF Events
> ManagerOn behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia
> Foundation*
>
>
> ​
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