Re: [Wikimedia-l] +28K images freed from Israel archives and uploaded to commons

2018-11-13 Thread Pete Forsyth
That's wonderful news. For those of us who don't speak Hebrew, can you say a bit more about how this project came about? -Pete On Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 10:16 PM Hello, > > It is a great pleasure for me to let you all know that wikimedia Israel > had developed a web scraper that crawled in various

[Wikimedia-l] +28K images freed from Israel archives and uploaded to commons

2018-11-13 Thread matanya
Hello, It is a great pleasure for me to let you all know that wikimedia Israel had developed a web scraper that crawled in various archives in Israel and uploaded more than 28K free images to commons. The tool (https://github.com/wmil-1946/wikiscraper) was developed to crawl the web site

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread George Herbert
I believe that the subject line was a moral and leadership failure. Effective or not, I would respectfully suggest that you stop using it immediately and begin further discussions with the community about the organization's goals and purpose. On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:13 PM Joseph Seddon wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
"That hasn't been the case in the past when campaign goals are met." The fundraising team has actively sought to reduce the impact that raising donations has on readers. We covered this in a blog last year about the 2016 fundraiser: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/10/03/fundraising-banner-limit/

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Pine, I appreciate and understand your feedback about this subject line. For some time we have been trying to find an alternative subject line to -/This is a little awkward/-. That line works and works very well but we have found it very difficult to effectively translate and adapt into

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread James Salsman
On the contrary, Nathan, every single time I have asked them to hold the campaigns open after the fundraising goal has been met (most if not almost all of the past ten years) in order to, for example, fund the Endowment or save more money before the Endowment existed, they have refused to do so.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread Nathan
"Deleting Wikipedia?" was the subject line of the e-mail I received as well. It also, as usual, included the claim that if enough donations were received the campaign would end early. That hasn't been the case in the past when campaign goals are met. On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:04 PM Pine W wrote:

[Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread Pine W
There is a report from a user on Jimbo's talk page on ENWP regarding receiving fundraising a fundraising email with the subject line "[NAME] - Deleting Wikipedia?" In previous years I've disagreed with some of WMF's fundraising choices, and it would be unfortunate if in the era of "fake news"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Flash fundraiser for Wikimedia Portugal

2018-11-13 Thread Pine W
For what it's worth, I am sorry to hear about this painful situation. I don't know enough about the situation in WMPT, WMF, and AffCom, to say much more than that at this time, and I have no authority to intervene, but I hope that the chapter is viable and that in there will be a light at the end

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in an abstract language

2018-11-13 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
an interesting concept indeed! dj On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 5:36 PM Denny Vrandečić mailto:vrande...@gmail.com>> wrote: The extended whitepaper that was presented at the DL workshop is now available here: http://simia.net/download/abstractwikipedia_whitepaper.pdf Still not a proper scientific

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in an abstract language

2018-11-13 Thread Denny Vrandečić
The extended whitepaper that was presented at the DL workshop is now available here: http://simia.net/download/abstractwikipedia_whitepaper.pdf Still not a proper scientific paper (no references, notv situated in related work), but going into a bit more detail on the ideas on the first paper

Re: [Wikimedia-l] new blog post: interview with designer George Oates about Wikimedia Commons

2018-11-13 Thread
There is a detailed and factual post released today on Medium about how poor a reader experience Medium is for blog posts, due to tracking, profiling and banner advertising.[1] For those that recall discussion in response to the WMF choice of Facebook and Medium to communicate the report from

[Wikimedia-l] Flash fundraiser for Wikimedia Portugal

2018-11-13 Thread GoEthe.wiki
Dear all, As you may know, AffCom and the Wikimedia Foundation has decided to extend the suspension of Wikimedia Portugal, while waiting for legal counsel for our case. This has put our programmatic activities in jeopardy, as we have been barred from applying to funding from WMF while the