This is true,
but it's true also that the discussion is now restricted to few members
I can personally say that the communities (and when I speak about
communities I speak about people not being able to speak english or not
following the international mailing list) are ignoring
I'm working with Mozambique as well. I've been thinking about adding all
those divisions to Wikidata, and then generating the Wikipédia articles
from that info (not "live", though, just copying the information). I
believe it would be much quicker, and would fill and correct
when you come to Mozambique, pls let me know, there are reliable sources
down to the third level administrative divisions. For example, the two
sources present in
are available for every district (though I so far only added about half of
Well, the alt attribute is usually set in an img tag in HTML. So if you are
sharing to any place that does not render HTML (like Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram etc) this is not of much help even if the app would try to set
But for these places, there should be an option for easily getting the
I do blog and tweet using #AfricaGap.. At this time I am adding countries
and their "administrative and territorial entities" in Wikidata. In many a
Wikipedia, they want to have "human settlements" linked to the lowest level
and these to every time a higher level.
What I do is add more and
On 26 July 2018 at 13:03, Delphine Dallison
> I don't know if that function is included in the tool that John mentioned
> but if it doesn't I don't think it should preclude people from using it as
> you can use other strategies for making these posts available.
> Inclusion should be
"Unless there is also a mechanism for including the text /as text/, usually by
using the "alt" attribute (sometimes erroneously referred to as "alt text", I
hope people won't do this."
Thanks for highlighting the importance of using the "alt" attribute/"alt text"
for making images
On 25 July 2018 at 14:14, John Lubbock wrote:
> Just wanted to make you all aware of a useful new feature of the Wikipedia
> mobile app. You can share text from any Wikipedia page as a nice image
Unless there is also a mechanism for including the text /as text/,
usually by using the "alt"
I will not post actual evidence to this mailing list. My notes as of Sunday
are already sent to functionaries and I'm sure they will act on it
themselves. As I collect more evidence, I might open a sockpuppet
investigation on English Wikipedia anyway if there is enough of it to
Great idea Romaine!
I am now working on Esperanto Wikivoyage (in Incubator), mostly to make it
fully working. Now I am finishing Europe and immediately after that I will
focus on Africa (not only for the Africagap and to help our colleagues but
also to support tourism and facilitate meetings in
I have been using that feature from a very long time, earlier it was known
as Share a fact but now it's share an image option on Wikipedia mobile app.
I have also shared this feature with a lot of Indian Wikipedians and here
you can find a learning pattern about how this works and how
Without getting into whether an outing policy exists/applies here, please
bear in mind that if redaction is required, it is rather difficult to do it
on a mailing list, especially a mailman mailing list like this one.
i.e. Please avoid posting something here which may need redaction.
On Thu, Jul
Hi, thanks for pointing out those issues. The issue of proprietary
software is the only potential showstopper, but that can be addressed
by introducing the notion of "wikimedia-friendly sharing", rather than
"unrestricted sharing". Basically, the visual search engine source
code can be copied by
I don't think it will be considered harassment if the information is posted
here. I believe the WP:OUTING applies to the English Wikipedia and this is
not English Wikipedia mailing list.
On Jul 22, 2018 5:43 PM, "Mario Gómez" wrote:
There, is at least, one user that
An other problem with participation by proxy is that you are likely to
strengthen current bias. Wikimania 2018 has come and gone and we want more
and better information about subjects like Africa, There are many
approaches possible. Crucial is what it is we are to achieve.
* Do we want a
Just wanted to make you all aware of a useful new feature of the Wikipedia
mobile app. You can share text from any Wikipedia page as a nice image by
highlighting it, pressing share, and then choosing the app you want to
share it to, like Twitter. See the images attached. Hope you all find this
I agree with Paulo, I have applied myself for it and the answer was that
the WMF is looking for diversities ... here's a good chance ...
2018-07-23 18:40 GMT-03:00 Paulo Santos Perneta :
> Hello Pine,
> I know for a fact that some of the more knowledgeable and experienced
A huge thanks to the Wikimedia South Africa team + the WMF logistics &
travel team + all the volunteers from around the world on the program
committee and assisting in other capacities + all of the enthusiastic
attendees - for making this a wonderful Wikimania.
We got to experience the
On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 9:29 AM Jane Darnell wrote:
> But in the past I have felt quite strongly that something was
> really really wrong, but it turned out it was just a factor of me being
> unaware of workflow difficulties experienced by others.
I can subscribe to the sentiment. All the
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