[Wikimedia-l] በዚህ ሳምንት እያስደሰቶት ያለው ምንድን ነው? / What’s making you happy this week? (Week of 20 October 2019)

2019-10-19 Thread Pine W

User:Lucas Werkmeister
 started last
week's WMYHTW email thread on Wikimedia-l and I was waiting for an Amharic
 translation, so I decided
to delay this content from the week of 13 October to the week of 20
October. The Amharic translation was kindly provided by User:ክርስቶስሰምራ


*English Wikiquote of the Day for 30 September*

"Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for
you, don't walk into the language-river. Listen to the ocean, and bring
your talky business to an end. Traditional words are just babbling in that
presence, and babbling is a substitute for sight."
— Rumi 

*New affiliate recognitions from the Affiliations Committee*

   - North-West Russia Wiki-Historians User Group

   - Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group
   - Wikimedians of Santali Language User Group
   - Wikimedia Stewards User Group

*English Wiktionary Words of the Day*

"pleach" :
(transitive) To unite by interweaving, as (horticulture) branches of
shrubs, trees, etc., to create a hedge; to interlock, to plash.

"dojo" :
1. (martial arts) A training facility, usually led by one or more sensei; a
hall or room used for such training.
2. (by extension) A room or other facility used for other activities, such
as meditation or software development.
3. The dojo loach, Japanese weather loach, or pond loach (*Misgurnus
anguillicaudatus*), a freshwater fish native to East Asia.

"orient" :
1. (transitive) To build or place (something) so as to face eastward.
2. (transitive, by extension) To align or place (a person or object) so
that his, her, or its east side, north side, etc., is positioned toward the
corresponding points of the compass; (specifically, surveying) to rotate (a
map attached to a plane table) until the line of direction between any two
of its points is parallel to the corresponding direction in nature.
3. (transitive) To direct towards or point at a particular direction.
4. (transitive, reflexive) To determine which direction one is facing.
5. (transitive, often reflexive, figuratively) To familiarize (oneself or
someone) with a circumstance or situation.
6. (transitive, figuratively) To set the focus of (something) so as to
appeal or relate to a certain group. 7. (intransitive) To change direction
to face a certain way.

*Images from Commons*

   - Image 1
   Sunset in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
   (Scottish Gaelic :
   *Pàirc Nàiseanta Loch Laomainn is nan Tròisichean*), Scotland
   . Photo by User:Podzemnik
   - Image 2
   Knapweed fritillary
   phoebe*) butterfly, seen in Bulgaria
   . Bulgaria declared independence
   on 5 October 1908. Photo by User:Charlesjsharp
   - Image 3
   The dome of the Spanish Synagogue (Hebrew
   : בית הכנסת הספרדי, Czech
   : *Španělská synagoga*,
   German : *Spanische
   Synagoge*) in Josefov , Prague
   , Czech Republic
   . Photo by User:Uoaei1
   - Image 4
   Another view of the synagogue. Photo by User:Stefan Fadinger

*Product and Technology news*

   - Desktop Improvements Project Information at mw:Reading/Web/Desktop
   - Documentation regarding using Docker 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Amanda Keton to the Wikimedia Foundation

2019-10-19 Thread Marti Johnson
Welcome, Amanda! Glad you are joining us.

Not a playground, but related to kids and play: One of my dear friends,
Kathy Wilder, is the ED at Camp Stevens
, which serves the San Diego
area.  She is possibly the kindest human I have ever met, and strongly
oriented toward creating a social-equity-oriented camp environment for
kids.  Maybe a resource worth checking into!


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sum of all knowledge.  Help us make it a reality!
Support Wikimedia

On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 1:32 PM Lukas Mezger 

> Welcome, Amanda –  I hope you're having a great start!
> Regards,
> Lukas (2011 WMF legal fellow)
> --
> Dr. Lukas Mezger
> Vorsitzender des Präsidiums / chair of the Supervisory Board
> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> Tel. (030) 219 158 260 – (0151) 268 63 931
> http://wikimedia.de
> Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
> Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
> http://spenden.wikimedia.de
> Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
> Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
> der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
> Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207
> Am Fr., 4. Okt. 2019 um 00:49 Uhr schrieb Samuel Klein  >:
> > Fantastic news.  Welcome, Amanda.  :)  SJ
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 1:07 PM Katherine Maher 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I know I’ve sent several announcements to this list in recent months
> > > regarding new members of the Wikimedia Foundation’s executive team.
> > Today,
> > > I’m excited to send the last in this series, and officially welcome
> > Amanda
> > > Keton as General Counsel to the Wikimedia Foundation. Amanda will be
> > > starting on October 7, based in San Diego.
> > >
> > > Amanda has dedicated her career to many of the same values we share as
> a
> > > movement. She joins us from the San Francisco-based Tides Foundation,
> > where
> > > she served as General Counsel. Tides is a U.S.-based public foundation
> > that
> > > distributes donor-advised grants and investments with the mission of
> > > building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Tides was a
> > > partner for us in 2016 as we established our endowment, which remains
> > > hosted at Tides. Amanda also served as Head of Tides Foundation and
> > People
> > > Operations and the CEO of Tides Advocacy,  the policy affiliate in the
> > > Tides family of organizations.
> > >
> > > Before her work at Tides, Amanda worked for Ernst & Young providing
> > > nonprofit organizations with consulting, advisory, and compliance
> > > services.  She currently serves on the Network for Good board and has
> > > previously served on a number of other boards dedicated to equity and
> > > justice.
> > >
> > > In Amanda's words, "My work in nonprofits and the values I developed
> as a
> > > social justice advocate make me especially excited to contribute to
> > > Wikimedia in its next phase of growth. I want to be part of ensuring
> that
> > > everyone finds a sense of belonging in the free knowledge movement, and
> > > together we serve and defend it exceptionally well. After living in the
> > Bay
> > > Area for 11 years, my family and I recently moved to San Diego to be
> > closer
> > > to family, as we welcomed our son in August. I am always on a quest to
> > find
> > > the perfect playground, a new author to binge read, or a fresh recipe
> to
> > > try."
> > >
> > > Wikimedia always has been unique in the centrality of legal work as a
> > > strategic aspect of our movement. From the first days of the
> Foundation,
> > > our legal team has helped defend the Wikimedia communities and the
> > > integrity of free knowledge. They work closely with the community to
> > > advocate on behalf of open licensing, freedom of expression, net
> > > neutrality, privacy, and other critical enabling elements of our
> mission.
> > >
> > > I expect the importance of our legal and policy work to continue as we
> > > work toward 2030. Today we see expanding government censorship and
> > > increased infringements on access to knowledge around the globe. We see
> > > threats to community members on the ground, and threats to the
> integrity
> > of
> > > information online. Our ability to engage proactively on these issues,
> > > through strategic counsel, policy and advocacy, and impactful
> litigation
> > > will continue to grow in importance to the Wikimedia mission. I’m
> excited
> > > for Amanda to lead the Foundation’s accomplished Legal department as 

[Wikimedia-l] RfC: binding desysop procedure on English Wikipedia

2019-10-19 Thread Aron Manning

So far about 60% of the commenters are administrators, which role comes
with an inherent and unavoidable conflict-of-interest. Although the
discussion is quite neutral, administrators are a minor part of the
community, thus hopefully editors will join the discussion as well, and
share their views and suggestions on the topic.

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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Diary | Note a event/activities/experiences

2019-10-19 Thread Tulsi Bhagat
Dear Colleagues,
Greetings from Nepal!

This is Tulsi Bhagat, and I've recently discovered "Wikimedia Diary" <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Diary>. Let me tell you,
Wikimedia Diary is a public memory book (notebook) in which Wikimedians
from all over the world are free to write any worth noting
event/activities/experiences by them or community in this Wiki World.

As we all know, a diary is a book in which diarist keeps a daily record of
events and experiences. Likewise, the basic idea of Wikimedia Diary is that
we do many activities here in wiki world which we are proud of, but
unfortunately it became only the history anytime. So, It is meant to record
those activities on the happened date with a signature () which is
worth noting, and letting fellow Wikimedians know about what inspirational
you've did/felt. It would motivate users from all around the world to keep
on cool activities and publish a note there on the page.

I am looking forward to hear from you if you have anything to say about it.
Please share your comment, and I hope you guys will definitely publish a
note on the Diary. Feel free to create your own subpage either for yourself
and/or for your community.

Kind regards,
Tulsi Bhagat

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