[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-08 Thread Mohamed ElGohary
Slightly unrelated. My personal unscientific analysis is that some (or many) Wikimedia communities lack governance awareness. I don't know what should be done about that. Best, Gohary (ircpresident) On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 1:18 AM Gnangarra wrote: > The failure wasnt in the election system, the

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-08 Thread Gnangarra
The failure wasnt in the election system, the failure was in the lack of candidates having the global presence that gives people the confidence to vote for them. The question is how do we raise the global identities of more candidates and how do we counter the benefits of 20 years of EU/NA

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-08 Thread Gnangarra
Adding to Andys observation of distribution being majority US centric projects. How we can learn if there isnt diverse cultural experiences, is there any information as to why the equity fund wasn't distributed across all regions? On Thu, 9 Sept 2021 at 00:12, Andy Mabbett wrote: > On Wed, 8

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Outreachy Round 23–call for projects and mentors now open!

2021-09-08 Thread Srishti Sethi
Hello everyone, This message is a reminder for folks who might be interested in mentoring a project as part of the Outreachy program. Now would be the time to express your interest (see details in this thread above). So far, we have received interest from 3 projects, and we can fund up to 7 in

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Paid editing dashboard and metrics?

2021-09-08 Thread Samuel Klein
Thank you Mario! I'll ask further there. S On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 4:29 PM Mario Gómez wrote: > You might want to discuss this topic at > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikiproject:Antispam > > This page is watched by many people working against UPE in various > projects. Many are

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Paid editing dashboard and metrics?

2021-09-08 Thread Mario Gómez
You might want to discuss this topic at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikiproject:Antispam This page is watched by many people working against UPE in various projects. Many are familiar with large-scale UPE operations. Some of us already work with tools for automated and semi-automated

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-08 Thread Chris Keating
On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 8:40 PM Chris Keating wrote: > I too am disappointed (but not surprised) that STV had almost no effect at >> all on the outcome of this election >> > > This may be true, but if it's true, it was only true very narrowly. The > margin between the 4th and 5th placed

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-08 Thread Mike Peel
I don't get these kinds of arguments. I'm pretty much equally very active on enwiki + Wikidata + Commons - which should I chose as my 'resident' project? Most bytes (Commons), most edits (Wikidata), longest editing time (enwiki) - or something else? Or language for that matter - most of my

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-08 Thread Anupam Dutta
Sorry I meant /* Votes from residents and workers*/ On Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 10:06 Anupam Dutta wrote: > Congratulations to the winners and the participants also ! > > Further to the ongoing discussions, my idea is as follows : > > In this Wikimedia land, a person is the resident of the

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-08 Thread Anupam Dutta
Congratulations to the winners and the participants also ! Further to the ongoing discussions, my idea is as follows : In this Wikimedia land, a person is the resident of the project s/he/they have most contributed No arguments Now the person can chose to be a worker in 'n' number of

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Paid editing dashboard and metrics?

2021-09-08 Thread Samuel Klein
Hi Steven :) Good points. I agree with Adam that this is a major energy and enthusiasm drain for eitors. As to how we could start with data collection: * Monitor the market. a) Work with groups that are in the market and completely transparent about their work to maintain a sense of rates

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-08 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Wed, 8 Sept 2021 at 15:09, Lisa Gruwell wrote: > We are excited to share that we have chosen the first round of grantees for > the Knowledge Equity Fund pilot. The Equity Fund Committee selected six > grantees across the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America who > focus on issues

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-08 Thread Mike Peel
Hi Lisa, Thanks, I didn't spot that page (I was looking on diff and meta). These are big grants (>$150k/ea - total is $1.36 million), so I think it's really important that a decent amount of information about their application and plans is posted on meta, as per the internal Wikimedia

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-08 Thread Lisa Gruwell
Hi Mike- Thanks for the questions. The amounts of the grants and descriptions of them are in the press release: https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2021/09/08/wikimedia-foundation-announces-first-grant-recipients-of-new-4-5-million-equity-fund/ We will be sure to add that information to Meta

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-08 Thread Mike Peel
Hi Lisa, Thanks for the info, and congratulations to the grantees! I'm trying to find out more information about the grants (US$ amount, details of what the money will be spent on, and expected impact), but I can't see the applications or further information on meta - could you point towards

[Wikimedia-l] Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-08 Thread Lisa Gruwell
Hi everyone, We are excited to share that we have chosen the first round of grantees for the Knowledge Equity Fund pilot. The Equity Fund Committee selected six grantees across the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America who focus on issues of access, education and equity within the

[Wikimedia-l] Representing-representant of Wiki Projects & Regions (WAS: Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election)

2021-09-08 Thread Željko Blaće
On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 5:47 AM Butch Bustria wrote: > Congratulations to the 4 winners. > I saw that the STV system unveiled how the 4th and 5th positions (appears to > be from a G7 country and a non G7 country) had switched. I am interested to > know from which sector/s or Wikimedia project

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-08 Thread Anders Wennersten
A very good set of candidates and a good work done organizing the election. Elaine, also a very strong candidate was, with a small margin, just outside. Could she be made a official "reserve" candidate? In the election 2015 Danny resigned very soon after election, and the election committee