Re: [Wikimedia-l] Time to simplify the Bureaucracy ?

2018-03-23 Thread Gnangarra
en:wp has a vast collective of policies, guidelines and essays to navigate. Where once we had a philosophy "if the rule get in the way of making an enncyclopedia ignore the rules" now with so much of what we do the rules have become absolute. Acknwoledging BLLP, COI, and copyright need to be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-03-23 Thread Pine W
Hi John, perhaps I'm overlooking something. If you recommend that there be no additional foundation, then who will pay the translators to translate articles? Are you envisioning WMF paying translators directly, or WMF paying a third party organization to pay the translators, or a third party

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Time to simplify the Bureaucracy ?

2018-03-23 Thread Pine W
Hi John, I agree that millions of people choose to spend time on Facebook, as well as games and other recreational activities like computer games. My guess is that, for most people, these activities often don't feel like work, while contributing to Wikimedia often feels like work. I think that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Conference 2015-2017: 3 Year Report

2018-03-23 Thread Pine W
Hello Cornelius, Nicole, and Daniela, Thank you for sharing these reflections. After reading this document, I have a few questions. 1. The document recommends that WMCON evolve into a conference that focuses on strategy and governance. My guess is that Wikimedia has tens of thousands of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Grŵp Defnyddwyr Cymuned Wicimedia Cymru

2018-03-23 Thread Isaac Olatunde
One of the objectives of the group is to "cooperate with and represent Wikimedia UK in Wales". This is not the same as "We legally represent Wikimedia UK in Wales". User groups does not legally represent the WMF and or any chapter. If a group claim they represent a chapter in a state or district,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 168, Issue 37

2018-03-23 Thread Lucy Crompton-Reid
Dear all To confirm, the Affiliations Committee did seek Wikimedia UK's perspective on the creation of *Grŵp Defnyddwyr Cymuned Wicimedia Cymru*. Whilst the user group will be a separate entity to Wikimedia UK, and not a subsidiary as such, we are anticipating a lot of joint working and are