Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2020-09-10 Thread Lukas Mezger
Hello,

As one of the list subscribers who contacted the list moderators about the
messages in question, please let me second the sentiment that this list
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: general assembly and new Supervisory Board

2020-06-22 Thread Lukas Mezger
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

On Sunday, Wikimedia Deutschland held its 25th and first-ever virtual
general assembly with over 250 members attending.

Our members elected a new Supervisory Board, which consists of 7 elected
members:

* Lukas Mezger (chair, re-elected)

* Daniel Reisener (treasurer, re-elected)

* Sabria David (re-elected)

* Kilian Kluge (re-elected)

* Christina Dinar

* Valerie Mocker

* Alice Wiegand

Christina Dinar and Valerie Mocker are new to the board, so please join me
in welcoming them as well as in welcoming back Alice Wiegand. We are
particularly pleased that our measures to increase gender diversity have
been successful and that our elected board now consists of four women and
three men.

I would like to wholeheartedly thank our departing elected board members
Harald Krichel, Peter Dewald, and Marcus Cyron, and our departing appointed
members Helene Hahn and Mirjam Stegherr for the great work and their
commitment to Wikimedia Deutschland over the past years.

Sabine Zepp and Lenia Zinßer were elected as auditors. I would like to
express my gratitude to our departing auditors Daniel Baur, who has been
serving the association over so many years, and Lena Stammler.

The general assembly also changed our bylaws to allow for virtual board
meetings and remote board votes. Additionally, our members added a new rule
concerning appointed officers to ensure that at least one third of the
board is of non-male or non-female gender. The general assembly also
approved changes to our strategy and formally approved of the board’s and
the executive director’s actions for 2019.

The new board will reconvene shortly to discuss Movement Strategy matters,
among others, and I am very much looking forward to working together with
the new team.

Kind regards,

Lukas
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New board of Wikimedia Norge

2020-04-03 Thread Lukas Mezger
Dear Jon,

Thank you for these news and congratulations to the new Wikimedia Norge
board!

Would it be possible to share some technical background information and
lessons learned from the virtual meeting? A lot of affiliates including
Wikimedia Deutschland are currently facing this challenge as well.
Kind regards,

Lukas

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Am Fr., 3. Apr. 2020 um 18:03 Uhr schrieb Camelia Boban <
camelia.bo...@gmail.com>:

> Thanks for sharing Jon and congratulatons to Wikimedia Norge for the new
> board .
>
> Best,
> Camelia
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> Il giorno ven 3 apr 2020 alle ore 14:03 Tito Dutta 
> ha
> scritto:
>
> > Namaskara,
> > Thanks for the notification. Good wishes to the (new) board members, and
> > all the members of Wikimedia Norge for the upcoming year.
> > Thanks
> > Tito Dutta
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 3 Apr 2020 at 17:24, Jon Harald Søby 
> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Norge held its general assembly on Saturday, March 14th, for
> > the
> > > first time as a video conference due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
> > >
> > > The results of the board election were:
> > > * Sigrun Espe (User:Sigrunespe) elected as board chair for the
> 2020–2022
> > > term
> > > * Tore Sætre (User:Toresetre) elected for the 2020–2021 term
> > > * Trond Trosterud (User:Trondtr) elected for the 2020–2021 term
> > > * Hilde Blix (User:Hildeblix) elected for the  2020–2022 term
> > > * Hogne Neteland (User:Hogne) elected as deputy board member for the
> > > 2020–2021 term
> > >
> > > In addition, there is Andrea Hegdahl Tiltnes (User:AndreaHT) who is the
> > > vice chair, who was not up for election this year. Wikimedia Norge has
> > > staggered board elections to ensure board continuity, where half of the
> > > members are up for election every second year. Because there was an
> > > imbalance in who was up for election when (only one board member, the
> > vice
> > > chair, was not up for election this year), two of the board members
> (Tore
> > > Sætre and Trond Trosterud) agreed to stand for 1-year terms instead of
> > the
> > > normal 2-year terms, in order to restore the balance.
> > >
> > > Thank you very much to all the volunteer board members, and a special
> > > thanks to Hogne Neteland, who has now stepped down as board chair, a
> > > position he served in since 2015!
> > >
> > > The minutes from the general assembly can be read here
> > > <https://no.wikimedia.org/wiki/%C3%85rsm%C3%B8te_2020/Protokoll> (in
> > > Norwegian)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France new Board members

2019-12-02 Thread Lukas Mezger
Dear Nadine,

Thank you for sharing these news – congratulations to all new members of
the Wikimédia France board and a big thank you to those whose term has
ended!

I'd be interested learn more about the idea of 'community-elected board
members'. Do you maybe have a link with additional information about this
that you can share with us?
Merci et bien cordialement,

Lukas


Am So., 1. Dez. 2019 um 20:16 Uhr schrieb Nadine Le Lirzin via Wikimedia-l <
wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>:

> Hi all,
>
> On November 16th, Wikimédia France held its annual General
> Assembly and partialy renewed its Board. We are particularly glad and
> proud of announcing that for the first time our chapter has reserved a
> seat for a candidate appointed by the community.
>
> Here is a brief
> presentation of the newly elected Board members, including the
> community-appointed seat ratified by the Assembly:
>
> * Pascale
> Camus-Walter, elected for 2 years: On Wikipedia since 2011, Pascale is a
> Wikimédia France member since 2015.
>
> * Jonathan Mouton, elected for 3
> years: Registered on Wikipedia in 2007, Jonathan is the one elected as a
> Board member by the community.
>
> * Diane Ranville, elected for 3 years:
> Wikimedian from Grenoble, Diane is committed in Wikimédia France since
> 2017.
>
> * Carole Renard, elected for 3 years: Feminist, Wikimedian
> since 2017, Carole is contributing on Wikipedia, Commons, Wikidata and
> Wikisource.
>
> * Benoit Soubeyran, elected for 2 years: Wikimedian since
> 2012, Benoit has been a librarian and a blogger for several years.
>
> This
> brings the number of women on our Board to 4 on a total of 12 members
> (Improvement in progress).
>
> The other Board members remain unchanged,
> as well as the executive bureau:
>
> * Pierre-Yves Beaudouin: President,
> whose turn will end in 1 year.
>
> * Benoît Deshayes: whose turn will end
> in 1 year.
>
> * Julien Gardet: reelected for 3 years.
>
> * Roger Gotlib:
> whose turn will end in 1 year.
>
> * Nadine Le Lirzin: Secretary, whose
> turn will end in 1 year.
>
> * Pascal Radigue: Treasurer, whose turn will
> end in 1 year.
>
> * Willie Robert: Vice-President, whose turn will end
> in 1 year.
>
> We would like to thank Marin Dubroca-Voisin, Pierre-Selim
> Huard, Pierre-Antoine Le Page, Lucas Lévêque and Hélène Masson, whose
> turns just came to an end, for having worked with us at restoring the
> good health of the Association. We know you're still around :)
>
> For the
> Board of Wikimédia France,
> Nadine Le Lirzin, Secretary
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Amanda Keton to the Wikimedia Foundation

2019-10-18 Thread Lukas Mezger
Welcome, Amanda –  I hope you're having a great start!
Regards,

Lukas (2011 WMF legal fellow)

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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 we
> go
> > forward.
> >
> > I also want to take a moment to personally thank and acknowledge Tony
> > Sebro for his excellent work serving as interim General Counsel and
> > Secretary to the Board of Trustees while we searched to fill the position
> > permanently. Tony was a deft and thoughtful partner in addressing issues
> > ranging from copyright policy to malicious DDOS attacks to board
> > governance, and a valued voice on the Foundation’s leadership team.
> Amanda
> > will continue to work closely with Tony as he resumes the position of
> > Deputy General Counsel.
> >
> > Please join me in welcoming Amanda to the Fou

[Wikimedia-l] Helene Hahn and Mirjam Stegherr appointed to the WMDE board

2019-03-04 Thread Lukas Mezger
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

I am happy to share with you that the Wikimedia Deutschland board has
appointed Helene Hahn and Mirjam Stegherr as additional members to the
board.

*Helene *is a free knowledge enthusiast and a co-founder of Coding Da
Vinci, the first German open cultural data hackathon(1). For the past five
years, she has worked as a project manager for community and technology
projects in the fields of open government, data literacy and open culture
at the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. *Mirjam *is a highly experienced
expert in media and communications. Having worked as a freelance
journalist, consultant, deputy editor-in-chief, press officer, and head of
communications for 20 years, she has extensive experience at all levels of
strategic communications.

Both will be full members of the board until the next board elections at
the general assembly in June 2020 and we are very much looking forward to
working with Helene and Mirjam.

The Wikimedia Deutschland board(2) of consists of up to 9 members. Seven
members are elected by the general assembly for a two-year term. After the
election, the seven board members can appoint up to two additional members
to the board. As the general assembly on 1 December 2018 resulted in the
election of six men and one woman, we decided to consider only applications
from non-male candidates for the appointed seats. Subsequently, we
published a profile with the skills and experiences which we considered to
be most important for our board. We are happy that this approach was very
successful: We received more than 80 recommendations and 16 applications of
highly qualified candidates. Through this process, we have made some
valuable experiences and contacts on which we want to build to further
increase the diversity of candidates in upcoming board elections.

Please join me in welcoming Helene und Mirjam to the Wikiverse!
Kind regards,

Lukas

(1) https://codingdavinci.de/about/
(2) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland#Board
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland general assembly: new board elected

2018-12-03 Thread Lukas Mezger
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

At our general assembly in Berlin this weekend, the members of Wikimedia
Deutschland elected a new supervisory board.

The new board consists of seven members:
* Lukas Mezger (re-elected, new chair)
* Daniel Reisener (treasurer)
* Sabria David (re-elected)
* Kilian Kluge
* Peter Dewald (had previously been co-opted to the board)
* Marcus Cyron
* Harald Krichel (re-elected)

The board convened for its first meeting on Sunday and named Sabria David
and Harald Krichel as deputy chairs. Daniel Reisener, Kilian Kluge
(User:Cirdan), and Marcus Cyron are new to the board, so please join me in
welcoming them.

I would like to wholeheartedly thank our former board members Kurt Jansson,
Sebastian Moleski, Johanna Niesyto, and Gabriele Theren for the great work
and their commitment to Wikimedia Deutschland in the past years. I
especially want to extend my thanks to Tim Moritz Hector, who has chaired
the board for the past five years.

At the general assembly, we also decided to have only one instead of two
formal assemblies per year, and amended our rules concerning membership
fees. Additionally, the members approved the annual plan for 2019 as well
as our first multi-year strategy, and we had an open debate on how
Wikimedia Deutschland should interact with democratically-elected parties
that do not align with our strategic goals. Lena Stammler (re-elected),
Daniel Baur (re-elected), and Peter Neitzel were elected as auditors.

The board will re-convene in January to set goals for our 18-month term
(shortened because of the bylaws change) and I am very much looking forward
to working together with the new team.
Kind regards,

Lukas

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Chapters] New Wikimedia Italia board and activities

2018-04-17 Thread Lukas Mezger
Dear Lorenzo,
Caro Lorenzo,

Thanks for sharing these news. Congratulations to the new members of the
board of Wikimedia Italia! Also, it's great to hear that so many members
participated in the general assembly. Good luck all for the work ahead!
Grazie per queste notizie. Auguri ai nuovi membri del consiglio direttivo
di Wikimedia Italia! È bello sentire che così tanti soci abbiano
partecipato all'assemblea generale. In bocca al lupo tutti per il lavoro
futuro!

Kind regards, and see you in Berlin!
Tanti saluti, e a presto a Berlino!

Lukas


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2018-04-17 8:56 GMT+02:00 Lorenzo Losa <laurentius.w...@gmail.com>:

> Dear all,
> on April 7th, Wikimedia Italia held its general assembly, where a new
> board has been elected. It is composed as follows:
> * Lorenzo Losa, President
> * Valerio Perticone, Vice-president
> * Carlo Benini, Secretary
> * Saverio G. Malatesta, Treasurer
> * Maurizio Napolitano
>
> I wish to thank Federico Leva, Giuseppe Profiti and Paola Liliana
> Buttiglione, who ended their term, for their invaluable work in the board.
>
> The general assembly drew a very good participation, with 89 voting
> members (the most participated general assembly in the last ten years!),
> and unanimously approved the 2017 annual report (currently in Italian only;
> an English version is planned).
> <https://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Relazione_sulle_attivit%C3%A0_2017>
>
> A few highlights from the 2017 report:
> * Two new WIRs have started working at the Ministry of Culture (ICAR and
> ICBSA). Some portals of the central archives administration have already
> adopted the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license as well as the public domain charter! For
> more links see:
> <https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedian_in_Residence>
> * We got more than 3.000 researchers to archive their articles in green
> open access (in just two months!):
> <https://blog.okfn.org/2017/10/26/how-wikimedia-helped-autho
> rs-make-over-3000-articles-green-open-access-via-dissemin/>
> * OpenStreetMap activities are strengthening, reaching more than double
> the people we expected.
>
> From the structural point of view, since July 2017, after almost a year of
> intense discussions with members and staff, we have started implementing
> changes while going towards a reduced workload for the board. We have
> mutually agreed to part ways with our former ED. Since then, three new
> employees have started working with us: Giovanna Ranci, for the education
> program; Marta Arosio, for GLAM partnerships; Teresa Scorza, for
> administration and bookkeeping.
>
> Looking forward, the 2018 budget and annual plan, written by 37 members
> and employees together, is increasing the support for Wikimedia volunteers
> (financially and otherwise), while reducing expenses for salaries and
> administrative services.
> <https://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Piano_annuale_2018>
>
> Best regards,
> Lorenzo
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia activity of researchers on CV

2018-04-03 Thread Lukas Mezger
Dear Arne,

I think the best-known story about a researcher mentioning Wikipedia
activity in their CV is this one:
https://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/04/06/tenure-awarded-based-in-part-on-wikipedia-contributions/
Kind regards,

Lukas

2018-04-03 9:06 GMT+02:00 Arne Wossink :

> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if there are researchers/educators who put Wikipedia
> articles they've written/contributed to (or more in general their Wikimedia
> activity) on their list of publications or CV, and if so, in what way
> (listing user name, listing specific articles/contributions, etc.).
>
> Best,
>
> Arne Wossink
>
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>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cosa ti rende felice questa settimana? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 25 March 2018)

2018-03-31 Thread Lukas Mezger
I am extremely happy that the draft annual plan of the Wikimedia Foundation
proposes an environmental sustainability programme!

Mi rende felicissimo che la bozza del piano annuale della fondazione
Wikimedia propone un programma di sostenibilità ambientale!

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technology/Annual_Plans/FY2019/TEC7:_Environmental_Sustainability

Kind regards,
Un saluto,

Lukas (User:Gnom)


2018-03-26 1:43 GMT+02:00 Pine W :

> What's making me happy this week is that I discovered by accident that if I
> copy a normal URL for a Wikimedia page, such as
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaur, into the New WikiText Editor
>  (which I like to
> call
> "NEWT") or VisualEditor  on a
> page in the same site, then the URL will be automatically changed into a
> wikilink, like [[Dinosaur]].
>
> Also, I like these posts from the WMF Blog:
>
> 1. "Vittoria in Italia: Wikimedia Foundation vince la causa contro l’ex
> Ministro della Difesa"
>
> * Italian version: https://blog.wikimedia.org/it/
> 2018/03/20/vittoria-italia/
> * English version:
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/03/20/lawsuit-victory-italy/
>
> 2. "Luc Héripret on the Orange Foundation’s Digital Schools project"
>
> * English version:
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/03/20/offline-access-digital-schools/
>
> What's making you happy this week? You are welcome to comment in any
> language.
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group

2018-02-06 Thread Lukas Mezger
 Felicitări, Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova!

I think it's great to see this approach of a 'cross-border' user group.
Kind regards,

Lukas

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2018-02-06 3:29 GMT+01:00 Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org>:

> Congratulations! :)
>
>A.
>
> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 5:51 PM Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> > the Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User
> > Group. The group aims to promote the use of Romanian Wikipedia and its
> > sister projects by the residents of Romania and Moldova, with the goal of
> > improving the relevance and perception of Wikimedia projects among
> readers
> > and users, as well as within the cultural and scientific communities.
> >
> > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kirill Lokshin
> > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >
> > [1]
> >
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Romania_
> and_Moldova_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Lukas Mezger
Again, I would like to second what Lodewijk wrote.

Lukas

2017-08-23 23:52 GMT+02:00 Lodewijk :

> R,
>
> if you know my contributions to this list, you also know that it is not
> rare that I disagree with Foundation staff members. However, also I am very
> uncomfortable with how you interact on this list, and the way you
> communicate in general. This has only marginally to do with being on the
> receiving end of the criticism. Especially the way you express your
> criticisms, makes me cringe.
>
> With you, I think a level of criticism is healthy. We do disagree strongly
> on what is effective criticism, and what a healthy relationship looks like.
> Without a healthy and safe climate, there is no way criticism can be
> discussed in an effective way.
>
> Lodewijk
>
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 4:54 PM, Rogol Domedonfors 
> wrote:
>
> > Lodewijk
> >
> > I agree that your second paragraph is quite likely to be correct.  I have
> > consistently argued that the performance of the Foundation could be
> > significantly improved if it were to engage more effectively with the
> > Community, and that in the past it has failed to do so.  I have also
> > suggested a number of ways that engagement could be enhanced.  I am aware
> > that this is not always comfortable for the people who find themselves
> > being criticised.  But I believe that it is in the long-term best
> interests
> > of the Community, the Foundation and the Mission.  I hope and believe
> that
> > the majority of the participants on the list can say the same about their
> > own postings.
> >
> > Roland
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:46 PM, Lodewijk 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > R,
> > >
> > > if it's worth anything (probably not), what Seddon wrote on this list
> > could
> > > in those exact wordings equally well have come from me. I don't think
> his
> > > words are why this conversation turned sour.
> > >
> > > Unrelated to that: I'm pretty confident indeed that several of the
> > > participants in this conversation are discussing these guidelines with
> > your
> > > behavior in mind in particular.
> > >
> > > Lodewijk
> > >
> > > On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Rogol Domedonfors <
> > domedonf...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dan
> > > >
> > > > Actually, being insulted and falsely accused of generalised
> misconduct
> > > by a
> > > > paid employee of the Foundation who has failed to read my post
> > correctly
> > > is
> > > > what I call unconstructive behaviour.  But perhaps that is what you
> > > expect
> > > > the donors money to be spent on.
> > > >
> > > > Roald
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:14 PM, Dan Rosenthal  >
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hey Rogol:
> > > > >
> > > > > "Alternatively,
> > > > > perhaps you would prefer me to ask your line manager whether this
> is
> > > the
> > > > > sort of behaviour that she expects you to exhibit in a public
> forum."
> > > > >
> > > > > This is the kind of "unconstructive" behavior the list is talking
> > > about.
> > > > I
> > > > > fail to see how threatening to tattle to someone's manager, because
> > > they
> > > > > disagreed with you about the wording of your posts in public, is
> > either
> > > > > constructive or the "sort of behavior" one would "expect you to
> > exhibit
> > > > in
> > > > > a public forum." But then again, I'd venture to guess you knew that
> > > > > already.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers.
> > > > >
> > > > > Dan Rosenthal
> > > > >
> > > > > On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Samuel Klein 
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Thoughtful, practical, good. Thank you.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Aug 22, 2017 9:03 PM, "John Mark Vandenberg" <
> jay...@gmail.com>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi list members,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The list admins (hereafter 'we', being Austin, Asaf, Shani and I,
> > > your
> > > > > > humble narrator) regularly receive complaints about the frequent
> > > > > > posters on this list, as well as about the unpleasant atmosphere
> > some
> > > > > > posters (some of them frequent) create.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It is natural that frequent posters will say specific things that
> > > more
> > > > > > frequently annoy other list members, but often the complaints are
> > due
> > > > > > to the volume of messages rather than the content of the
> messages.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > We are floating some suggestions aimed specifically at reducing
> the
> > > > > > volume, hopefully motivating frequent posters to self-moderate
> > more,
> > > > > > but these proposed limits are actually intending to increasing
> the
> > > > > > quality of the discourse without heavy subjective moderation.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The first proposal impacts all posters to this list, and the last
> > > > > > three proposals are aimed at providing a more clear framework
> > within
> > > > > > which criticism and whistle-blowing 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Lukas Mezger
Hi,

I would like to join Lodewijk both in thanking the list administrators for
opening and framing this discussion, and in thinking out lout that maybe "
constructiveness" should somehow be made a rule for posting on this list.
Kind regards,

Lukas

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[Wikimedia-l] General Counsel: Welcome Eileen Hershenov

2017-04-27 Thread Lukas Mezger
Dear Michelle,

As many many other Wikimedians, I am truly grateful for the, in the very
sense of the word, service you have done to the Wikimedia movement over the
past years both as a legal professional and as a community member. I am
saddened to see you go. Together with the rest of the legal team, you
admirably worked day and night to keep Wikimedians and the Wikimedia
projects safe, and were extremely successful in doing so.

Most of all, there has always been a great feeling of mutual trust and deep
understanding of community values that I know you hold highly. We will miss
you and I hope that you will continue to be a part of this movement. Let me
thank you again for these last nine years. All the best for your future
endeavors, Michelle!

Dear Eileen,

Welcome to the Wikimedia movement! You are joining an amazing team that is
part of an energetic organization at an exciting point in its short
history. Wikimedians all over the world are looking forward to working with
you and I am sure you will soon experience the first examples of the
amazing feats this community is capable of.

"Be bold!" – One of the core rules of Wikipedia is not a phrase you would
normally use to welcome a new general counsel, but I know it is just right
for the general counsel of the Wikimedia Foundation. I am sure that you
will soon learn more about what this phrase means to us.

Lukas

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