What you prove is that we maintain a static artifact that does improve with
time. What you prove with your reply is that you do not care for the
mission, for the quality of Wikipedia but only care to maintain a status
quo that is no longer good enough.
On Wed, 15 Apr
Denny, and Wikimedians,
How to maintain the diversity of contributions, edits, individual knowledge
generators / writers, et al, on the human side of Wikipedia, by many
different language communities if these were to grow, I wonder? Is this
already part of your proposal, which I haven't come
Hi Denny, Markus, and Wikimedians / Wikidatans,
Thanks so much for this momentous next step in Wikipedia & Wikidata's ~300
languages, and for this great overview "Keynote by Denny Vrandečić at
SWAT4HCLS 2019" https://youtu.be/yzVA7YLwhTE & thanks too for mentioning
the evolution of Wikipedia's
There certainly is a lot to reflect on, isn't there?
Maybe you can do some reflecting on the fact that those "long-time
contributors" were, in many cases, working on Wikipedia before most people
had ever even heard of it (when I first started working on it, "What's
Wikipedia?" would be a question
When I read something like this, it takes me aback. Yes, people may have an
opinion, they may even express it and they even may be wrong. Who cares
really. There is enough to dislike in branding, we are not cattle. From a
marketing perspective there may be a point. The point would be to bring
You are right that it's unusual for us to display any banners on English
Wiki in the USA at this time of year.
We wanted to do a thorough evaluation of our backend systems and receive
some live data on our banners, which we have been adjusting to be sensitive
during the ongoing
I think it’s important to realise that there *is* a big issue here. How we want
to be perceived and how we are actually perceived are *not* the same.
We can argue about WMF vs. community as much as we want, but that won’t change
Please can we focus on how we solve the problem instead
Hmm. As Deskana has pointed out in the past, painting everyone at WMF
with the same brush is problematic. It can demoralize people who do
At the same time, it's difficult to escape the conclusion that the
same problems occur at WMF year after year. As the saying goes, "The
David Gerard wrote:
>So this has been dictated from above - the "community consultation" is
>window dressing for a decision that's long been made.
>Hence the nonsensical claims of massive community support by fiddling
I happened to pull up a wiki article on my phone this morning and I got
hit with multi-page advertising begging for money from Wikimedia
Foundation Inc. It's mid-April, what is going on? This spam is typically
confined to late November and December.
I don't see any relevant campaign listed
I decided to write/translate/create a featured article every month in Basque
Wikipedia as a 2020 new year resolution. The home-confinement is helping me
writing two of them in a month.
From: Wikimedia-l on behalf of Amir
Sent: Wednesday, April 15,
A very interesting proposal for a new wiki by Denny Vrandečić at
https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.04733 (What's making me happy this week)
From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: 15 April 2020 08:36
1. Each of the last three weeks were the best ever for the Content
Translation extension. The usual number is between 2000 and 4000 per week,
and before March 2020, there was only one week with more than 5000 articles
published. In each of the last three weeks more than 5000 articles
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I regret that I need to start this email by communicating that
Clovermoss is on an unplanned absence.  I hoped that she would
return by now and that she would send this email.
I think that one WMYHTW thread is enough for one week, so I will not
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