Re: [Wikimedia-l] The reader, who doesn't exist

2014-08-21 Thread Maryana Pinchuk
On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 6:29 AM, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com
wrote:


 *But*, that only works on the normal website.  On the mobile website,
 I cant figure out how to disable the Media Viewer.  To check I wasnt
 missing something, I asked someone at the Wikimedia Indonesia office
 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Beeyan) to try to
 disable it on his phone, and he couldnt work it out either.

 Go to:
 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Protection_Act_of_1970

 Scroll down to the Tennessee Walking Horse photo and click on it.
 As far as I can see it has downloaded the 200+KB photo, and I may
 either close the MediaViewer or go to the page on Commons.  There are
 no other options.
 We can't figure out how to disable this.  Even after logging in on the
 mobile site, there is no preference to disable it in the Settings.

 If you click the Details button to return to go to Commons, only a
 70KB photo is shown, which is what used to occur.


Hi all,

A few points of clarification on MediaViewer and mobile. The Mobile Web
team built a custom image-viewing experience for users accessing Wikimedia
projects on phones and tablets; we're not actually using desktop
MediaViewer. The mobile implementation loads a size of the image adapted
for the viewport (which may be larger than the screen size due to retina
support). It does not load the full-size image unless that image is very
small. Users accessing the mobile site via Wikipedia Zero or from lower-end
no-JS phones/browsers go straight to the file page.

Performance and bandwidth are definitely things we think about a lot. The
Zero team is currently experimenting with different thumbnail compression
ratios for mobile users who access the site via Wikipedia Zero carriers, in
order to keep bandwidth impact minimal. Based on the outcome, we're
considering using extra compression in the mobile media viewing experience
for all users, though we'll need to study the caching implications, because
it could potentially make performance worse but bandwidth better.

Making sure the default experience works well for both high-end and low-end
device users is a much higher priority on mobile than creating layers of
opt-in/out preferences, because people use mobile differently from
laptops/computers and complex preference screens are difficult to navigate
on a smaller device. We do already have a preference to turn images off
entirely on the mobile site for users who want to save bandwidth; adding
more granular options to this is not something we're considering at this
time, though it's entirely possible that we may revisit this in the future.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Android Nearby Feature (was: Re: Community RfCs about MediaViewer)

2014-07-11 Thread Maryana Pinchuk
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread Maryana Pinchuk
 terrible to witness the events that are
  happening there now.
 
  My thoughts are with Wikimedia Ukraine, which I know has at least a few
  members living in the city of Kiev, and with other Wikimedia contributors
  living in that city, as well as in the rest of Ukraine.
 
  Please let us know if everyone is safe, and if there is any way we can
  help you.
 
  Stay safe! Залишайтеся в безпеці!
 
  Tomasz
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's report and learn from non-successes (more often)

2013-07-03 Thread Maryana Pinchuk
On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Dear colleagues,

 I wanted to remind us all of the importance of learning from when our plans
 and efforts don't succeed, whether due to mistakes or just an experimental
 hypothesis turning out to not be the case.

 We at the Wikimedia Foundation have had such an experiment a few months
 ago, and an idea we thought had potential turned out to have none of the
 hoped-for impact.  We wrote it up and drew some (I think) interesting
 learning points from it, including possibly next steps for those who may
 want to experiment along similar lines.

 The learning is featured in a Wikimedia Blog post here:

 http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/07/02/english-wikipedia-editor-pilot-philippines/

 which also links to the full report on Meta.  I am also pleased at the
 discussion the blog post has already generated.
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Yes! Big plus-one! Though I would refer to it as confirming the null
hypothesis[1] rather than non-success :)

Publication bias[2] and systematic underreporting of non-significant
effects are huge problems in all scholarly fields, so it's not like we're
unusual in this respect. But we miss out on really great opportunities to
advance our institutional learning when we bury our non-successes.. err..
null hypothesis confirmations! Keep em' coming, folks.

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_hypothesis
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publication_bias

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[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: IRC office hours with the Wikimedia mobile team

2012-12-20 Thread Maryana Pinchuk
Just a reminder that this is happening in approximately 20 minutes. More
details here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours#Upcoming_office_hours

Hope to see you in #wikimedia-office!

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Report, May 2012

2012-06-25 Thread Maryana Pinchuk
 participants' talk
 pages through The Tea Leaf newsletter, including links to
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse/Host_lounge/Metrics; and
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse/Pilot_report;. I also
 appreciated reading about the progress of India communications and
 community
 support. I would like to hear more about what the projected effects of
 these
 initiatives will be on the editor statistics in the global report cards,
 have the projections compared to actuals, and get updates on these
 projections and actuals each month. The amount of staff and financial
 resources that are invested in editor engagement (including development of
 the visual editor), and the importance of the outcomes of those efforts for
 the movement and Wikimedia Strategic Plan priorities, are of significant
 interest to me and I imagine to many other members of the global Wikimedia
 community.

 Thank you,

 Pine

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Only IP editing allowed on Wikipedia

2012-04-30 Thread Maryana Pinchuk

 On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:33 AM, WereSpielChequers
 werespielchequ...@gmail.com wrote:
  Hi can anyone point me to a write up of the the test plan for this
  morning's experiment on Wikipedia? Having been logged off about ten times
  I've worked out that you get logged out the first two times you change
 page.
 
  It will be interesting to see how many editors revert to IP editing.
 
  WSC


Erm, not any experiment I know of! I believe it's a server issue, but I'll
wait for ops to chime in.

Maryana



 I haven't been logged out, but very few of my edits are saving first
 time -- I keep getting the session expired message, even when I've
 only been on the page for a minute or so.  And editing has been
 painfully slow.

 Lots of discussion about it at the PUMP --

 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29oldid=489919998#Loss_of_session_data_and_slowness_issues

 It seems to have started for some people on April 10th. I've been
 noticing the slow speed for a couple of days, and since yesterday the
 difficulty saving.

 Sarah

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