Re: [Wikimedia-l] Purpose of WMConf ( was: Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014)

2014-04-02 Thread Risker
or employee of one and (3) be granted authority to attend this conference. Those are very big hoops to jump through in order for non-aligned Wikimedians and movement participants/supporters to participate in the discussion. Risker/anne On 2 April 2014 14:32, Cornelius Kibelka jckibe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Purpose of WMConf ( was: Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014)

2014-04-02 Thread Risker
While I don't think this discussion should change the process or the attendance for this specific conference, particularly as it is just around the corner, it would be useful to take some of these points into consideration for future planning. Risker/Anne On 2 April 2014 17:08, Nicole Ebber

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Purpose of WMConf ( was: Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014)

2014-04-02 Thread Risker
will be able to adequately voice ideas other than the status quo. Risker/Anne On 2 April 2014 17:17, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de wrote: Right, sorry, what I meant was that these arguments can be collected for the preparation of the Future of the WMCON session at WMCON itself, not for changing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF's April Fool's Joke?

2014-04-03 Thread Risker
that, if for no other reason than conflict of interest: the FDC is funded from that budget. Risker/Anne On 3 April 2014 21:32, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Which part do you think is a joke? The same notice is posted on all the proposal forms

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Evaluation Report: Wikipedia Education Program

2014-04-06 Thread Risker
is being reported as part of the WEP, what projects are affected, and which programs have more participants. Thanks! Risker/Anne On 6 April 2014 21:30, Jaime Anstee jans...@wikimedia.org wrote: Greetings, (Please pardon any cross-posting) The final in our series of the Evaluation Reports

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fuck the community, who cares

2014-04-07 Thread Risker
interfacing; those are public statements made by individuals, and it's reasonable to respond to those. I'm not seeing a lot of benefit in getting out the pitchforks and torches to go after a single individual for an uncontextualized comment attributed to them. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-17 Thread Risker
is former employees trying to use our articles to bring problems to light about organizations. The disclosure was made. Incidentally, that's all that would need to be done even at the farthest reaches of the proposed terms of use amendment. Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-19 Thread Risker
commerce accounts on some other projects, I'm not sure it would work universally. Best, Risker/Anne On 19 April 2014 19:17, Gryllida gryll...@fastmail.fm wrote: On a second thought, do we want to add an optional affiliation field to the signup form, so the affiliation goes at the end

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Risker
On 25 April 2014 15:17, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hi Risker, Thanks for your thoughts. Instead I suggest that the FDC seek authorization from the Board for an independent third party review if it feels that there is not the necessary ability for the FDC to produce its own

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Risker
On 27 April 2014 12:37, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hi Risker, On 27 Apr 2014, at 16:01, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: However, having accepted the validity of the proposal, the FDC does not have the authority to delegate its role. I think you're misunderstanding what has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Risker
On 27 April 2014 14:35, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Risker, 27/04/2014 19:49: Well, no, I'm not misunderstanding. If a staff assessment is needed, then it needs to be done by staff. Inappropriate metonymy here, staff doesn't equal WMF staff. Anyway, [citation needed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Risker
message because I'd been identified as a useful person to comment. In other words, there is much less transparency or effort to reach out to the broader community for the WMF proposal, which is radically different from all other proposals. Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Risker
On 27 April 2014 17:23, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl wrote: On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Nemo, my position is that it shouldn't be being done at all because the request is outside of the FDC's scope, and that assessment is done, then community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Risker
On 27 April 2014 22:04, Gergo Tisza gti...@gmail.com wrote: Risker risker.wp@... writes: There is a huge difference between a request to any of the movement stakeholders specifically for comment and asking a specific stakeholder - one that has a lot to gain if the role of the WMF itself

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Universities

2014-05-06 Thread Risker
is that this is sectioned off into a distant project that few people know about - as I recall, it's not even part of the SUL so one has to log in separately there - and it seems not to be mentioned very often anywhere else. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Risker
with controversial or complex information in infoboxes, etc. So I suppose the first step would be in determining what metrics should be included in a quality assessment of a project. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Risker
for inclusion. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Risker
of mental disorders is compared to the article on major depressive disorder despite, again, haing an article on mental disorders. And each article is reviewed by only two people; when one looks at the results, we see that in most cases the two reviewers provided very different results. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Risker
or physics topic areas, but I'll lay odds that any study would find a significant readability issue with both of them, as well. Risker/Anne [1] http://jop.ascopubs.org/content/7/5/319.full ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Risker
On 7 May 2014 22:24, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 2:41 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I think perhaps there is a lack of research into the extent of research already being done by independent, qualified third parties. Several examples

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Risker
In answer to the question of the WMF funding research: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:FAQ Risker/Anne On 8 May 2014 01:13, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: Wow. Wil - you're going to love WikiData. Phoebe: I have seen that list of peer-reviewed articles related

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-15 Thread Risker
. It still comes up as image #4 on a multimedia search of enwiki for electric toothbrush and about #45 for a multimedia search of toothbrush. Even though the title was changed, it remains in the category that gives high-ranking searches. Risker/Anne On 15 May 2014 18:20, Pete Forsyth petefors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-15 Thread Risker
, helps to present some of that reality, so I thank you, both on my behalf and on behalf of the Commons community. I will have some comments later on a couple of issues. Risker, Of course the image still shows up on search for electric toothbrush. If you read the closure on that DR, which I wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-19 Thread Risker
will be met with cries of censorship, and that Commons does not have any desire or intention to change without the heavy hand of the WMF forcing it to do so. It's very sad. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-19 Thread Risker
On 19 May 2014 19:08, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 20 May 2014 00:05, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Russavia's post directed to me earlier in this thread managed in one stroke to confirm just about everything that I said: that comments from those who aren't regular

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COM:IDENT?

2014-05-20 Thread Risker
I do not understand why anyone would assume that the woman has agreed to this, without her actually, personally, saying that she has agreed to this. Risker On 20 May 2014 15:22, Pierre-Selim pierre-se...@huard.info wrote: Hi all, As an oversight, I'd like to give an advice first. When

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COM:IDENT?

2014-05-20 Thread Risker
On 20 May 2014 15:43, Pierre-Selim pierre-se...@huard.info wrote: 2014-05-20 21:35 GMT+02:00 Pipo Le Clown plecl...@gmail.com: @Risker: I was thinking the same, hence my disagreement with Odder's decision. But I've visited the linked website (NSFW) and one can only assume that the person

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COM:IDENT?

2014-05-20 Thread Risker
that their partners have been freely sharing nude images taken with the understanding that it was for the partner only, personal consent is important. There's also a big leap between you can put it on your website and you can make it freely available on Wikimedia Commons. Risker On 20 May 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Child Protection Policy

2014-05-23 Thread Risker
there is some truth that its original form more or less documented existing practice at the time. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Child Protection Policy

2014-05-23 Thread Risker
On 23 May 2014 13:09, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 23 May 2014 13:05, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: Is the following a full statement of Wikipedia's Child Protection Policy, reflecting all responsibilities that the Wikipedia community and the Wikimedia Foundation have taken

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Participating on Wikipediocracy

2014-05-23 Thread Risker
action. Risker On 23 May 2014 21:36, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: Doesn't it strike you as odd that the question came from an active wikipediocracy memeber? Honestly, I hadn't thought about it. I'm much more interested in the question that who asked it. You know where 4chan is I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-28 Thread Risker
Wil, the deletion log of the page in question is publicly visible. There are no WMF employees who have deleted anything on that page, ever. This is information you can check for yourself instead of relying on the words of others. Risker On 28 May 2014 12:23, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-28 Thread Risker
, where you have been invited. That would include questions about how to tell if something has been deleted from a page, how to read page histories, or even how to tell whether or not someone is WMF staff. Risker [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Mailing_lists [2] https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The first three weeks.

2014-05-28 Thread Risker
of the 100 most powerful women: http://www.forbes.com/profile/lila-tretikov/ That's a great start. Risker On 28 May 2014 08:58, Anna Torres a...@wikimedia.org.ar wrote: +1 Great to hearing your experience. As being a new ED too (3 months now) I can indentify myself with your experience

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Child Protection and Harassment Policy

2014-05-28 Thread Risker
the kind of behaviour that makes Wikimedia projects so unpleasant for women. I've been trying very hard to keep an open mind about you, despite your unwillingness to modify your behaviour or even try to work with the Wikimedia community. But today, you went too far. Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Child Protection and Harassment Policy

2014-05-28 Thread Risker
contribute to the projects for which she will be imminently responsible for. That's sad beyond words. Risker On 28 May 2014 23:54, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: Ah. You mean the edit that I didn't write, I didn't post to IRC, and I've never actually seen. Got it. ,Wil On Wed, May 28, 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Child Protection and Harassment Policy

2014-05-28 Thread Risker
Wil, the links? They're harassment. If you don't understand that, you're in no position to initiate a discussion about the subject. Risker On 29 May 2014 01:46, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: Thanks, Risker. I think there are a few inaccuracies in there. * I link to threads

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-31 Thread Risker
I'm still stuck on bylaws. Why is AffCom asking for bylaws? Risker ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase participation [WAS: The first three weeks]

2014-06-01 Thread Risker
, including but not limited to women. And I think that it's pretty close to being ready for hands-on use by those who are new to our projects, now that it can handle pretty well most of the essential editing tasks. It's not perfect, but it's getting there. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] VisualEditor on English Wikipedia

2014-06-03 Thread Risker
for the community to make a considered decision. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] VisualEditor on English Wikipedia

2014-06-03 Thread Risker
On 3 June 2014 09:05, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2014 03:02, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Because VE has repeatedly been mentioned in this list as something that is improving and may help us with acquisition of editors and their knowledge, I have started

Re: [Wikimedia-l] VisualEditor on English Wikipedia

2014-06-03 Thread Risker
On 3 June 2014 12:25, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2014 16:37, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Okay, further to what I've said aboveI think that before having an RFC, we should seek community assistance to carry out a small-scale study so that there is some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] VisualEditor on English Wikipedia

2014-06-03 Thread Risker
naturally base their opinions on their personal experiences from that very early period. Risker/Anne On 3 June 2014 12:15, Edward Saperia e...@wikimanialondon.org wrote: Sounds like your suggestion would be a perfect contribution to some kind of community discussion to try and decide

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-07 Thread Risker
projects, but he was put in a situation that was well outside his comfort level. Wikipedia, Wikimedia and the conference itself were inaccurately portrayed by a media outlet. We all know it happens all the time; it's why we look for multiple reliable sources in our articles. Risker On 7 June 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-07 Thread Risker
an appropriate one unless there is some specific reason to ask (e.g., accommodation arrangements). Therefore, there is no accurate method to assess the number of women who attended. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why Wil's actions in multiple forums are a matter of significant concern

2014-06-15 Thread Risker
of this forum to start moderating your posts. Just stop, Pete. And everyone else, please stop responding and let these threads die. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Disclosure amendment to the Terms of Use

2014-06-16 Thread Risker
the primary target project couldn't come to consensus on a policy, everyone else gets stuck with one designed for enwiki. Risker On 16 June 2014 13:58, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi, WOW, CAN SOMEONE WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO DO SO CLARIFY IF THIS WILL GET A HEARING

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Disclosure amendment to the Terms of Use

2014-06-16 Thread Risker
On 16 June 2014 20:48, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Not quite sure what you're shouting about, Gerard. The amendment clearly gives individual projects the right to have an alternative to this particular

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Disclosure amendment to the Terms of Use

2014-06-17 Thread Risker
On 17 June 2014 12:56, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I'm so very disappointed in the Board and the WMF for this TOU amendment, which was obviously written to quell concerns about English Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila Regarding Access to Non-Public Information Policy

2014-06-29 Thread Risker
Okay, that's enough, Trilliium. You've now made a personal attack against an identifiable individual based on gossip and rumour. Stop. Risker On 29 June 2014 10:18, Trillium Corsage trillium2...@yandex.com wrote: Pine, An analogous argument to the one you're making is: someone who intends

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Interference in workshop for professors

2014-07-03 Thread Risker
What project(s) are you working on? Risker On 3 July 2014 18:12, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com wrote: I am, at this moment, trying to give a workshop on Wikipedia to professors and they are having their own user pages being speedily deleted by Tarawa1943 and Taichi We have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community RfCs about MediaViewer

2014-07-11 Thread Risker
with John Vandenberg's comments that a clear roadmap and prioritized list of next steps is probably required for MediaViewer. Risker/Anne On 11 July 2014 00:56, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: If you don't want to do small opt-in trials, release software in a fully production-ready

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community RfCs about MediaViewer

2014-07-11 Thread Risker
There's a easy, clearly accessible, one-click option for disabling MediaViewer, Todd. Scroll to the bottom of the screen. Click disable. Done - it automatically changes your preference. Risker/Anne On 11 July 2014 02:44, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: Risker, I'm actually

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: List administration policy

2014-07-11 Thread Risker
Actually, Trillium Corsage, I'd say that's a reason for banning you again. It's a very serious allegation you're implying about a longstanding member of our community. Risker On 11 July 2014 14:24, Trillium Corsage trillium2...@yandex.com wrote: Hi Fae, I was banned from the list by Austin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community RfCs about MediaViewer

2014-07-14 Thread Risker
. We need to go back to that perspective. Everyone does. Not just the WMF - our community does too. Risker/Anne On 14 July 2014 01:40, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Gryllida, As I said on the Arbcom case page, RfCs result in changes to Wikipedia on a regular basis despite having

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community RfCs about MediaViewer

2014-07-14 Thread Risker
of checklist or guidance document on how to deal with these sorts of issues. In this particular case, it had the added element of affecting readers possibly even more so than editors, so some thoughts on how to involve readers in discussions that affect their usage of the site would be good. Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Effective censorship of Wikipedia by Google

2014-08-02 Thread Risker
. Risker/Anne On 2 August 2014 23:27, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: Re: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/02/wikipedia-page-google-link-hidden-right-to-be-forgotten If Google disappearing a Wikipedia article is a notable news event, wouldn't that meet the Wikipedia notability

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Effective censorship of Wikipedia by Google

2014-08-02 Thread Risker
that it is a Wikipedia article that is hidden. Risker/Anne On 3 August 2014 00:12, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 2 August 2014 23:49, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I'm not sure you're correct about what is being disappeared, Fae. I believe that the Guardian is referring to an article

Re: [Wikimedia-l] let's elect people to serve on the wikimedia engineering community team! (brainstorming)

2014-08-05 Thread Risker
) - but when discussing a global project or process or software, the best place to discuss is rarely going to be a single page on a single non-global project. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Coming to a wiki near you

2014-08-17 Thread Risker
a functionality I'd like to have. It is unreasonable to hold a comparatively very small organization to a standard that can't even be met by IT giants. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Coming to a wiki near you

2014-08-17 Thread Risker
On 17 August 2014 20:25, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Well, hold on here. On 17 August 2014 19:55, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: I think it is also a problem to look at this in terms of bugs

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Coming to a wiki near you

2014-08-18 Thread Risker
On 18 August 2014 03:53, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: Risker, some replies below: snip As I stated in my response, although the WMF failed to predict that this would be a hot issue, I predicted it clearly in February, and so did another longtime community member. (If anybody

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

2014-08-21 Thread Risker
of meta data tab from articles. The current format isn't sustainable, though. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

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

2014-08-21 Thread Risker
On 21 August 2014 09:18, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 21.08.2014 14:26, Risker wrote: On 21 August 2014 05:31, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: ... I went to look at some of those same articles using my smartphone with the desktop option turned on. Many of them

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-21 Thread Risker
\2014224\E0091608.TIF President: Scott Perry Vice President: Ann Perry Secretary: Danielle Lewis Someone else can figure out how to copy/paste. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Specifying office action in edit summary?

2014-08-22 Thread Risker
and engineers work with on a daily basis do not permit edit summaries, so adding what for many of us is an automatic and routine comment is for some of them a rare and unusual event. (Perhaps they should set their work account preferences to be reminded to include an edit summary?) Risker/Anne

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

2014-08-24 Thread Risker
Given the mission is sharing information, I'd suggest that if we have a 95% drop in readership, we're failing the mission. Donations are only a means to an end. Risker/Anne On 24 August 2014 22:57, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: First, let's make one thing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2014-09-01 Thread Risker
Wasn't the creation of the DRAFT namespace at least in part a response to concerns raised at ACTRIAL, in particular new, poorly developed articles showing up in mainspace? Risker/Anne On 1 September 2014 19:08, Joe Decker joedec...@gmail.com wrote: This, to the best of my knowledge

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffCom - Call for candidates 2015 [UPDATE]

2014-09-04 Thread Risker
A gmail address? I am sure if you ask nicely the committee can be granted a wikimedia.org email address through Mailman that will allow more than one person to handle applications. It could probably be done pretty quickly. Risker/Anne On 4 September 2014 14:35, Carlos M. Colina ma

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffCom - Call for candidates 2015 [UPDATE]

2014-09-04 Thread Risker
not entirely clear why this isn't happening onwiki, but I suppose there may be a reason for that which doesn't come through in the original email. Risker/Anne On 4 September 2014 15:34, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Thank you for the suggestion, Anne! As some background, the reason

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2014-09-05 Thread Risker
not be possible to come up with a product that is actually useful on the projects we have to replace the discussion system we have. It seems that the Flow team has assembled the ingredients to make a chocolate cake with the hope that it will be a suitable replacement for vegetable stew. Risker/Anne On 5

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2014-09-05 Thread Risker
in to the necessity to introduce a WYSIWYG editing interface (that would be VisualEditor), and to recognize that wikitext editing needs to remain in existence as well. Adding a third one whose primary purpose will be to talk about the content being created using the other two is counterintuitive at best. Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2014-09-06 Thread Risker
Flow and Visual Editor - focusing on the difference between the new product and that it was intended to replace, instead of ensuring that things that had to be similar or identical were considered the first step of design. Risker/Anne On 6 September 2014 02:13, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-07 Thread Risker
because they find the *technology* unappealing. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-07 Thread Risker
. :-) Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-08 Thread Risker
to participate on many of the larger Wikimedia projects. There are lots of ways that we can make it easier. The most obvious one is automatic signing of comments, and it is something that we have technically been able to impose for years; sinebot didn't come into existence in a vacuum. Risker/Anne On 8

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-08 Thread Risker
contain their username or IP (a form of automatic signature), so I'm not convinced that there's an expectation on the part of new users that anything they write anywhere will automatically be signed. Risker/Anne On 8 September 2014 10:24, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 09/08/2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-08 Thread Risker
their posts. Indeed, Jon Davies' +1 in response to this post had a 588-character signature line, presumably added to his mail client preferences. Risker/Anne On 8 September 2014 11:43, Ziko van Dijk zvand...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, a) This discussion actually belongs to a talk page on Meta

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-10 Thread Risker
be if we just turned on those email messages today. Looks brilliant on paper, but reality is a different thing. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Risker
not that. Wikimedia Affiliates Conference will do fine. Risker/Anne On 11 September 2014 15:12, Ilario Valdelli valde...@gmail.com wrote: On 11.09.2014 20:48, Isarra Yos wrote: I'm part of the Wikimedia movement, but there are no chapters nearby, nor are there any user groups that I know of relevant to my

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Risker
for Wikimedia (as a whole) nor for Meta. It's for designated members of affiliates/chapters. It's okay for it to be what it is. But let's call it what it is. It's not about the colour of the bikeshed. It's about calling a bikeshed a community centre. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Risker
We do have a community centre. It's called Meta. It may not be a very elegant one, and there are definitely parts that can be improved, but it's our virtual community centre. Risker/Anne On 11 September 2014 19:54, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: But we don't even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Risker
, and with the hackathons, too. You're not losing anything by changing the name: you're recognizing the specialty focus of the conference. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow: on featured article discussions

2014-09-15 Thread Risker
, and wonder why editors at your project think that the current level of participation is too low. I also don't understand why you find your watchlist flooded using the current discussion process, but this may be a difference in preferences or in the setup of your specific project. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Damon Sicore joins WMF as Vice President of Engineering

2014-09-29 Thread Risker
content network, and was responsible for all web, platform, and mobile engineering, security, IT operations, support, and QA efforts.») Welcome Damon! I am admittedly amongst the lazy, so thanks, Cristian. Welcome, Damon. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-03 Thread Risker
* standards: formatting, manual of style, reliable sources as references (as opposed to, say, blogs). It doesn't contain most of the elements of peer review seen for scientific papers. Risker/Anne On 3 October 2014 15:56, Erlend Bjørtvedt erl...@wikimedia.no wrote: But remember: all Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread Risker
to strike were test votes.[1] Risker/Anne [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2013/Results ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly review for Grantmaking

2014-10-05 Thread Risker
that questions relevant to the responsibility of the team will receive a response. Risker/Anne On 5 October 2014 14:13, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Tilman, Thanks for redirecting the thanks to Anna and Maria. Erik mentioned quarterly reviews accounting for community feedback

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread Risker
be posting are not included in the SUL grouping (for example, FDC wiki or other non-public wikis, Foundation wiki, etc). Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-06 Thread Risker
, or shouldn't have been allowed to vote using a staff account, when that was in the eligibility criteria for many previous elections (not just the 2013 one) is just rude. As best I can tell, there were no concerns expressed in the lead-up the 2013 election about WMF staff having franchise. Risker/Anne On 6

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-07 Thread Risker
On 7 October 2014 00:57, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: snip IMO the election must be run by a third party, as happened prior to 2013, by SPI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_in_the_Public_Interest

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Damon Sicore office hours in 5 minutes

2014-10-09 Thread Risker
Log of this office hours: http://bots.wmflabs.org/~wm-bot/logs/%23wikimedia-office/20141009.txt (Will also be posted on Meta) Risker On 9 October 2014 15:54, Philippe Beaudette phili...@wikimedia.org wrote: This is happening in #wikimedia-office on the freenode network in about five

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 - Jury Announcement and Start of Bidding

2014-10-10 Thread Risker
lead to a somehow better process for identifying the next Wikimania location. Risker/Anne On 10 October 2014 10:44, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 10 October 2014 14:58, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: If you're interested in discussing the future of Wikimania, perhaps it makes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Audit - June 30, 2014

2014-10-14 Thread Risker
Which organizational values are you speaking about, Pine? The identified Wikimedia values[1] do not really speak to financial investment strategy. Risker [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Values On 14 October 2014 14:18, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, thanks, those

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Vandalism on photographs of living people

2014-10-17 Thread Risker
Thanks very much for developing this Fae, it's a great idea. Risker/Anne On 17 October 2014 03:37, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: Due to recent vandalism a new report on Commons for page patrollers has been started at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:F%C3%A6/BLP_overwrites. This page

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikidata-l] Wikidata wins the ODI Open Data Award

2014-11-05 Thread Risker
Very exciting news. Risker/Anne On 5 November 2014 14:19, Pierre-Selim ps.hu...@gmail.com wrote: Kudos \o/ and keep on the good work! Pierre-Selim Message d'origine De: Lydia Pintscher Envoyé: mercredi 5 novembre 2014 19:09 À: Wikimedia Mailing List Répondre à: Wikimedia Mailing List

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Risker
Actually, as I recall, email alerts for changes in articles has never been activated on English Wikipedia. Risker/Anne On 12 November 2014 22:53, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: Agree with all that, Svetlana - though we don't have a button at the top of articles making it easy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-11-26 Thread Risker
, it will be difficult if not impossible for many users (particularly if they don't have administrator permissions for the site) to lift the filter/block. Getting donations is not more important than keeping the sites accessible. Please reconsider. Risker/Anne On 26 November 2014 at 15:33, MZMcBride z

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-26 Thread Risker
. Risker/Anne On 26 November 2014 at 15:06, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi, Lodewijk when the funding process stifles innovation and, it does by design. The process is suboptimal. When the argument is made that the chapters are second class citizens BECAUSE they are foced

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-30 Thread Risker
information was required than is needed for any other means of payment that I've ever used. Banks in Canada regularly call their customers for transactions under $5 because fraud is so common - and that is with chip cards and PINs. Risker On 1 December 2014 at 00:08, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs

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