[Wikimedia-l] Changes to Rapid Grants - Effective August 1, 2019

2019-07-01 Thread Woubzena Jifar
Hello all, Hope this email finds you well. We are sending this message to select community mailing lists and all previous recipients of Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants. As you know the Rapid Grants Program [1] has played an important role

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-01 Thread Todd Allen
Well, first off, there's no guarantee that anyone even knows their real name. They could find mine, sure, but then I've never made an attempt to keep it secret. I suspect many editors never have given out their real name, and publishing a guess would be unethical beyond belief. But just no, in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-01 Thread Isaac Olatunde
Why do you think this is important and what real purpose do you think this will serve? Well, I don't think WMF would log global banned users by their real for a number of reasons and I don't see any reason why they should start doing that. Regards, Isaac

[Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-01 Thread Thomas Townsend
All, In an attempt to move the discussion on from unprofitable and inappropriate speculations about information shared in confidence, let's look at one of the aspects that is made public. When the WMF issues a WMF Global Ban in line with https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Global_Ban_Policy it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Statement on Terms of Use Enforcement

2019-07-01 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, In the first instance this is not about preventing harassment, it is the reckoning off harassment past. A reckoning of actors of what they see as acceptable or reasonable behavior. This has been on the radar for at least as long as Wikimania London. They could have seen this coming in the