Re: [Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki

2019-02-28 Thread Jonathan Morgan
Could these videos be posted to YouTube? In a recent talk , internet researcher danah boyd makes the observation (around minute 15) that one of the problems with conspiracy propagation in YouTube is that nobody generally bothers to produce response videos to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the February 2019 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, February 28, 19:00 UTC

2019-02-28 Thread Sasha Redkina
This meeting will be starting in 10 minutes Sasha Redkina Front Office Coordinator *The Wikimedia Foundation* On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 9:33 AM Sasha Redkina <> wrote: > Hello everyone, > > The next Wikimedia Monthly Activities meeting

[Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour"

2019-02-28 Thread
It is sad to see that two well established Wikipedians, Barbara (WVS) and SMcCandlish have misused Wikipedia Signpost to publish a "humour" article which derides the use of nonbinary pronouns. It will be clear for any reader that not only is this a joke in bad taste, but the article is a misuse of

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2019 Theme Announced

2019-02-28 Thread Eric Luth
Dear all, Yesterday, Wikimedia Sweden (Sverige) and the Wikimania organizing team announced the official theme of Wikimania 2019: "Strengthening each other: Wikimedia, free knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals." Michael Peter Edson , the co-founder and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-28 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
As Srishti says, community wishlist items tend to be very under-defined, with open-ended and ambiguous deliverables, and exist in complex spaces. These things are okay because the people handling them are professionals who are trained specifically to distill open-ended projects into specific