Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2019-01-09 Thread Pine W
Hi Alex, I hope that your 2019 is starting well. You may remember this thread from Wikimedia-l that I started near the end of September. Would you please provide an update regarding strategic planning for conferences? I realize that you may have several projects on your agenda including hiring a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ABUSE OF THE SYSTEM

2019-01-09 Thread 80hnhtv4agou--- via Wikimedia-l
And yes I have done all that with no reply,   1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contact/Stewards   2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Global   3. stewards wikimedia.org   only meta stewards can grant global blocks and stewards can also request   one, and they do for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Commons-l] Structured data - file captions coming this week (January 2019)

2019-01-09 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 3:42 PM Pine W via Commons-l < common...@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: > Thanks for the news, Keegan. I'm cross-posting the info to other lists > with the date boldly corrected. > > Pine > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > > --- > > Hi all, following up on last

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, May I remind you again that at the time the Vrije Universiteit was testing in a grid how the performance of a MediaWiki based on peer to peer technology would cope.. The guy who ran the computing department is known for MINIX.. it was his development. Why not run p2p and the central server

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread RonnieV
Hi All, Location might be a tangent, if we should go for just two locations. The change of unwanted things happening in one location is a too high risk for an organisation of our importance. The change of unwanted things happening in two, quit remote, locations happening at the same time,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ABUSE OF THE SYSTEM

2019-01-09 Thread Jeremy Lee-Jenkins
You can contact a steward via their group email to request Global IP block exemption or unblocking of your IP address. Make sure to include exact details. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_IP_block_exemptions https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards J. On 1/8/19, 80hnhtv4agou--- via

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread Vi to
> > I would suggest Iceland. But there are several other possibilities, Ireland > and New Zealand for starters. > An alternative to be solid should be technically and economically feasible. Ireland may be ok though I suspect is less cheap than Netherlands or Germany, I suspect Iceland is even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread WereSpielChequers
I would suggest Iceland. But there are several other possibilities, Ireland and New Zealand for starters. But Iceland is a nice green location for server farms. Cheap cooling, green electricity a small enough economy that they wouldn't want to upset the WMF if it located there, and a government

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread Ariel Glenn WMF
The files made available as 'Wikimedia dumps' are not intended to be a full backup. And indeed that is not their purpose. People do set up mirrors using these dumps from time to time, though I have not done so recently. Actual honest-to-goodness backups (database snapshots) are another thing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread Risker
Without in any way suggesting that David's and Fae's question is inappropriateI suspect that the people most likely to have used/tested the backups are not people who follow this list; they're much more likely to participate on technical lists. It's actually a pretty good question, and Ariel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocks which appear to demonstrate prejudice against minorities

2019-01-09 Thread Amir Sarabadani
Here's my 2c: Calling gay people "subhuman" is so vile that needs direct action from outside of the wiki but IMO this is a symptom of a larger issue. The issue is that different wikis are disconnected and don't have proper oversight by a central (volunteer-based) authority. This sometimes lead to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread
Location: This is a tangent, one that has been raised before as a /non-answer/ to the issue of actually getting on with contingency planning. Realistically I would start by looking at the potential matches of Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands (where servers already are used for WMF operations),

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread Vi to
AFAIR CODFW can serve as a complete (tested) backup for EQIAD. If the same would be implemented (though it's not a 5 minutes task) to ESAMS that would be a first step towards a more distributed infrastructure. Vito Il giorno mar 8 gen 2019 alle ore 18:17 Fæ ha scritto: > Dear fellow