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

2014-12-02 Thread Risker
than the version we saw just under a week ago. 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] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-05 Thread Risker
in the past, and it wasn't just because certain chapters were having governance issues. 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] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-11 Thread Risker
Fae, Steven hasn't been a WMFstaffer for some months. Luis is, but he appears to be speaking in his staff role. Risker/Anne On 11 December 2014 at 13:14, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: Making defamatory comments about Commons volunteers on this list is not terribly productive, nor a very nice

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2014-12-31 Thread Risker
that for me (Canada, using an old IE browser). However, it IS ignoring my previously set don't show me this again cookie. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2014-12-31 Thread Risker
already - the more annoying they get, the more people block them, and the smaller the potential contribution pool. We're starting to chase our own tails here. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who are the nicest people on our projects ?

2015-02-05 Thread Risker
, and for doing all the legwork to produce the report. It's a much more interesting metric than a lot of others that get collected! Perhaps colleagues on other projects might want to borrow the script and see the results there. I'll admit to sharing Rich's curiosity about who was most thanked. Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2015-01-16 Thread Risker
for future needs of the organization and movement, including the possibility of adjustments in fundraising methods as appropriate. Risker/Anne [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/2014-11-21#Executive_Update_from_Fundraising ___ Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: A new structure for WMF Community Engagement

2015-02-20 Thread Risker
departments have Chiefs and the other focus departments have VPs?The organizational chart is getting a bit tricky to follow. :-) Risker/Anne On 19 February 2015 at 17:15, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear Wikimedians, Among the WMF’s top priorities for 2015 is strengthening

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-05 Thread Risker
? Risker/Anne On 3 January 2015 at 13:35, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: For everyone here: I've asked our Grantmaking team to comment and clarify the details of this plan. On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 9:32 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: Answering to Teemu and Chris: I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2015-01-12 Thread Risker
of those banners, and they were doing it long after the goal had been reached. I'd say I was speechless, but actually I am working extremely hard to hold my tongue here, awaiting an explanation for this. And yes, I think the Wikimedia community deserves to know why this happened. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why WMF should reconsider the 3-month gender gap project-related decision

2015-01-08 Thread Risker
, or a single objection I've seen raised, that wasn't about how unnecessary it is to focus on women. I don't think we've ever heard that about the global south, or non-European languages, or a lot of other areas where there are acknowledged biases. Risker/Anne On 8 January 2015 at 02:07, mcc99 mc

Re: [Wikimedia-l] SUL finalization update (no, for real this time)

2015-03-13 Thread Risker
registration date is listed as today, even though I realise that's not possible. It might be helpful to include an explanation of that apparent anomaly in the announcement and/or the schema. (I'm assuming it has something to do with the accounts being very old, but it sure looks weird.) Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2015-03-01 Thread Risker
March 19. You have no reason to believe that the draft report hasn't been completed. Perhaps you could hold your concerns about deadlines being missed until the final report is due. Risker/Anne On 1 March 2015 at 21:06, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Keegan, May I point out that the term

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Join the Wikimedia strategy consultation

2015-02-24 Thread Risker
is better or worse. I do hope that you'll participate, because it seems to be an area where you have a lot of thoughts. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New Wikimedia Foundation report on activities in 2014

2015-04-02 Thread Risker
it unreadable for me, a person with fairly normal vision. The Commons page should probably also have a link to the Meta page. Risker/Anne On 2 April 2015 at 16:35, Jan Ainali jan.ain...@wikimedia.se wrote: Risker: For your convenience: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ainali/sandbox

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New Wikimedia Foundation report on activities in 2014

2015-04-02 Thread Risker
looking forward to reading this. 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] [Wikimedia Announcements] New Wikimedia Foundation report on activities in 2014

2015-04-02 Thread Risker
). I agree, pretty much. This is probably the best 'big picture look at the WMF I have seen: accomplishments, plans, honest assessments of challenges. Thanks very much! Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of the 2015 Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) election

2015-05-15 Thread Risker
Chen20471018752.17% FDC Ombudsman ElectionCandidateSupportNeutralOpposeSupport Ratio S/S+OUser:Kirill Lokshin - Kirill Lokshin37062710478.06%User:NickK - Mykola Kozlenko33366110775.68% Risker On 15 May 2015 at 19:48, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: Greetings, On behalf of the 2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single-user login finalization - starting now

2015-04-15 Thread Risker
is extensive and my gratitude is with you all. Congratulations and thank you to you, Keegan, and to all who have worked on this project over successive years. Here's hoping the process goes smoothly! Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Risker
. Risker/Anne On 3 June 2015 at 18:14, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: At the link, you can find List votes: Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections 2015 https://vote.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/list/512 I personally don't mind it being made public that I voted

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Risker
election official for a few weeks afterward, and then at the national election office once any challenges have been completed. Of course in places where voting is mandatory, the failure to vote is going to be public. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Risker
On 3 June 2015 at 19:11, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: On 3 Jun 2015, at 23:48, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2015 at 18:42, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: By the way, my understanding is that the practice of generating a public list of voters who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voting system (was: Results of 2015 WMF Board elections)

2015-06-06 Thread Risker
would be making more difference than being on the FDC would have. I think there's a fair amount of truth in that. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voting system (was: Results of 2015 WMF Board elections)

2015-06-06 Thread Risker
diversity, but very poor at implementing it. Risker/Anne On 6 June 2015 at 13:55, MF-Warburg mfwarb...@googlemail.com wrote: I still think it was a big mistake (of the electcom? I don't remember, but /someone/ pushed it through without discussions) in the 2013 election to abolish the Schulze

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can Wikipedia Survive? op-ed

2015-06-22 Thread Risker
know them today...) Risker/Anne On 22 June 2015 at 13:41, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi, Magnus pointed the way forward when he started MediaWiki. When you look into the whole stack of his data related tools, you will find how they make aggregating data a whole lot

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Printed Wikipedia is go!

2015-06-17 Thread Risker
articles thinking the same way. Who knows, this might actually sell... 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] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16

2015-05-31 Thread Risker
change course quite significantly, and that projects intended to take 3 or 4 quarters to accomplish might get shelved before completion. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC annual plan grant recommendations for 2014-2015 Round 2

2015-06-01 Thread Risker
Minor correction: Appeals are due JUNE 8, 2015, not July 8.[1] Risker/Anne (Member of the FDC) [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Information#Calendar On 1 June 2015 at 11:18, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl wrote: Hello Wikimedians, The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] US affiliates (was: Re: WMF office location and remodel)

2015-06-27 Thread Risker
, and I wonder about other geographically large countries where this would also be more workable. Risker On 28 June 2015 at 01:17, Ricordisamoa ricordisa...@openmailbox.org wrote: I infer that you would have preferred a single US chapter from the start, wouldn't you? Il 28/06/2015 06:08

Re: [Wikimedia-l] US affiliates (was: Re: WMF office location and remodel)

2015-06-27 Thread Risker
other countries, especially those with a large number of Wikimedians or a massive geographic area, might wish they had gone with regional affiliates rather than a national one. Risker/Anne On 27 June 2015 at 23:26, Ricordisamoa ricordisa...@openmailbox.org wrote: I know the confederated approach may

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-11 Thread Risker
significantly elevated levels of protection above 'all administrators on Project ABC', although they may call for another level of protection that can be customizable to allowing a much smaller group or specific individuals to be the only editors. Risker/Anne On 11 August 2015 at 16:43, Romaine Wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-11 Thread Risker
, and Superprotect is probably the prettied-up interface so others can do it), and if there's a problem that serious it is going to ahve to remain in a broader range of hands. Risker/Anne On 11 August 2015 at 17:27, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Most of the time, admins behave as we would hope

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising

2015-08-19 Thread Risker
to come up with a solution that works to accommodate both groups. Risker/Anne On 20 August 2015 at 01:19, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very important focus point of organising every Wiki Loves Monuments. The complexity of the navigation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising

2015-08-21 Thread Risker
of the scheduling conflict. Risker/Anne On 21 August 2015 at 16:22, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: From my perspective, this strikes me as part of the reason why national organisations are well suited to running the Wikimedia fundraising campaigns rather than a global organisation: if WMIT

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-11 Thread Risker
Who said the problem was on enwiki? On 11 August 2015 at 17:58, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 10:56 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: snip There are situations where not even the administrators of a particular community should be allowed to edit a page

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-11 Thread Risker
On 11 August 2015 at 18:05, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Who said the problem was on enwiki? If you think this issue is only a problem in some specific place or class of wikis, then say so. Otherwise, I would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does Foundation have 3rd party standing against Harald Bischoff?

2015-07-26 Thread Risker
addressed within the relevant community, or (as in this case) are not being discussed in the relevant community at all, is not really appropriate, and I for one would appreciate if you'd stop doing that. Risker/Anne On 26 July 2015 at 17:45, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Pinging WMF Legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Risker
working hard to add referencing and improve what is there already, but it's a huge labour and we shouldn't be adding to their mountain of work unnecessarily. Risker/Anne On 29 October 2015 at 14:37, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi all, > > I think it is time for the ne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Risker
reasonable filter. A preference to receive a reminder that Wikidata is missing would work. But it should not automatically pop up whenever someone creates an article, which is just as likely to annoy editors. Risker/Anne On 29 October 2015 at 16:08, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gma

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On toxic communities

2015-11-15 Thread Risker
id nothing. Copying Joseph in case he wants to respond to some of the discussions here. Risker/Anne On 15 November 2015 at 10:36, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com> wrote: > The figure quoted is quite interesting, but do we have a comparable metric > for the Wikimedia projects?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-20 Thread Risker
any subscriber behaves inappropriately (e.g., does the person get unsubscribed, is there an appeal mechanism, what's the complaints mechanism, do affiliates who have a member "unsubscribed" get to replace that person with someone else, etc.) Risker/Anne ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Spain board

2015-10-04 Thread Risker
Thank you to the members whose terms are complete, and congratulations to Wikimedia Espana on their new board. Best wishes to the new members! Risker/Anne On 4 October 2015 at 19:38, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote: > Best wishes and congrats. > > On 5 October 2015 a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Risker
I confess. I have used many adjectives to describe Wikimedians over the years, but "boring" has never been one of them. Risker/Anne On 8 December 2015 at 14:20, Carlos Colina (Maor_X) <ma...@wikimedia.org.ve> wrote: > WellIberocoopians always have fun ;-) &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Endowment Discussion

2015-12-01 Thread Risker
to proceed. Risker/Anne On 1 December 2015 at 18:09, Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > do we have any definite number that if reach then we would not any > fundraiser again in the future (I really would like to to see WMF in the > position in which, it would n

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Risker
assessments. Risker/Anne On 16 December 2015 at 15:22, Toby Negrin <tneg...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > No one asked for 10 more wishes? :) > > Thanks Danny and the Community Tech team. This is a great model for working > with our Communities. > > -Toby > > On Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Certification by IDEAS

2015-12-17 Thread Risker
Excellent news, Christophe and everyone else at WMFR! Risker/Anne On 17 December 2015 at 11:41, Christophe Henner < christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr> wrote: > Hi everyone, > > A quick email to share with you a good news on our side. > > A few month ago, Wikimedia France start

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-09 Thread Risker
board members who weren't board members this time last year. By the end of their Wikimania board meeting, we could have as many as eight trustees with less than 18 months of experience under their belt. Of all the problems the board has, insufficient turnover is NOT one of them. Risker ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-28 Thread Risker
guring out how to grow these projects within the founding principles is not just important, it's necessary. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lis

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-28 Thread Risker
ce, its data doesn't even meet the minimal criteria for verifiability. Risker/Anne On 28 December 2015 at 13:00, Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com> wrote: > All I said is that the wiki way works, that's all. You can't hide it when > someone tries to take over a project, and that is t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-28 Thread Risker
dation > > While you are at it, Patricio, please also publish the names of the two new Board-appointed trustees. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-24 Thread Risker
r Wikimedia movement entity except WMDE has received in the past three rounds. User:Risker - FDC member On 24 November 2015 at 10:13, Nicola Zeuner <nicola.zeu...@wikimedia.de> wrote: > Dear Risker, Gerard et al., > > Just a quick correction: > > WMDE did indeed provide a d

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-23 Thread Risker
On 23 November 2015 at 21:04, Pine W wrote: > Thank you FDC. > > Many of the small and midsized APG requests fared well in this round. That > is nice to see. > > I find it concerning that the larger the organization, the more problems > the FDC seemed to find with the org's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-24 Thread Risker
Hello Gerard - The recommended grant for Wikimedia Deutschland is larger than ever, and represents a 42% increase from last year's grant. This is a massive increase. Please don't confuse the fact that WMDE did not get everything it wanted with whether or not Wikidata is underfunded. Remember,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-10 Thread Risker
solicited, and further follow-up emails about this time's process. Risker On 10 January 2016 at 21:18, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 1:37 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> > wrote: > > I can, however, generally add that we have not c

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-06-07 Thread Risker
to the posting of her own direct salary for the 2015-16 fiscal year, despite the fact that it would not come close to the Form 990 reporting threshold. Risker On 7 June 2016 at 20:42, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for pointing that out, Risker. The emails indeed cr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment and blaming the victim

2016-06-07 Thread Risker
ressed by checkusers on different projects is very different. Risker/Anne On 7 June 2016 at 15:01, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com> wrote: > My suggestion is to come up with a general type training that can work for > all administrators and functionaries since all have the freedom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community survey to support the WMF ED search starts right now

2016-06-01 Thread Risker
y be useful in other contexts as well. Risker/Anne On 1 June 2016 at 09:18, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > hi James, > > thanks for your input. One of the reasons for the survey is asking the > community what they think about the key qualities. I think it is quite &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2016-06-24 Thread Risker
as Chair. Thank you as well to Alice for her service as Vice Chair. Risker/Anne On 24 June 2016 at 09:49, Jan-Bart de Vreede <jdevre...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Congratulations go to Christophe, and also thank you for making yourself a > candidate. Your years of experience in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-18 Thread Risker
mmediately dumped to the bottom of the drawer when it comes to Wikidata. First we'll make it easy for them to edit. Then we'll include a whole pile of data that they can't edit -or at least can't edit on the website they logged into. They're pretty opposite ideas, but of course that's considered luddite th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monetizing Wikimedia APIs

2016-01-16 Thread Risker
an excuse for the community's comments to be ignored "because they don't know the facts". So let's lay out all the facts on the table, please. Risker/Anne On 16 January 2016 at 15:06, Vituzzu <vituzzu.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for sharing this but, above all, to fo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Outcomes from the Consultation on Wikimedia movement conferences/Wikimania

2016-02-09 Thread Risker
a more permanent way, such as the "learnings" that many groups have created and shared with the assistance of Community Engagement. I'm sure we can think of more ways to share information that doesn't involve people having to fly half-way around the world and spend thousands of dollars. Risker/Anne On 9

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-12 Thread Risker
that they should be consulted and possibly should actively approve any grant applications where the dollar value sought is higher than that amount. I don't believe the current policies require advance approval or even advance notification, though. Risker/Anne On 12 February 2016 at 03:54, Gerard Meijssen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Another goodbye

2016-02-11 Thread Risker
wherever you wind up - and I'm glad to hear you plan to stick around as a volunteer. All the best! Risker/Anne On 11 February 2016 at 20:24, Siko Bouterse <sboute...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Dear friends and colleagues, > > I’ve had the amazing privilege of serving this movement in a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board meeting January 30

2016-01-29 Thread Risker
I am sure the agenda was prepared well in advance and before the events of the last 48 hours; however, it should be noted that there are now *two* open board seats (one community-selected, one Board-appointed). Risker/Anne On 29 January 2016 at 09:01, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Wikimedia Bangladesh has a new Executive Committee

2016-01-27 Thread Risker
Congratulations and thanks to the new Bangladeshi board. Risker/Anne On 27 January 2016 at 12:46, Subhashish Panigrahi <subhash...@cis-india.org> wrote: > Wow, three friends already! :) > > Congratulations everyone. Looking forward to hear more on the new EC's > work soon.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 Harassment Survey - Results Report

2016-01-30 Thread Risker
ppropriate to a limited number of articles but would be inappropriate or even offensive in other presentations. Risker/Anne On 30 January 2016 at 13:37, Haitham Shammaa <hsham...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi Tobias, > > In addition to Maggie's attempt to explain why the numbers might seem

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voting formula was Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-30 Thread Risker
ve for voters and (c) has some sort of process for voters to identify clearly the candidates they feel are very inappropriate for the role. While we're at it...diversity remains a very serious problem for the Board. Does the community voting process want to try to take that on? How would we do such a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Italia recognized as OpenStreetMap chapter

2016-01-28 Thread Risker
Well done, all! It is really impressive to see such excellent collaboration between free knowledge open source communities. Everyone should take a bow. Risker/Anne On 28 January 2016 at 23:16, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote: > Congratulations. :) > > On 29 January 2016

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-27 Thread Risker
to keep them editing, > I've never, ever seen the WMF (or any other Wikimedia community or organization) suggest trapping editors in feedback loops. Wanting community members to stay (or finding out why they're leaving) is not "trapping" anyone. Risker/Anne _

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Risker
Somewhat off-topic comment: Andreas, the way you are formatting your messages (especially with that ---o0o--- symbol), it's pretty much impossible to differentiate what you're saying and what you're quoting from someone else. Could you please be much more clear on this? Risker/Anne On 28

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-24 Thread Risker
Well, Sarah, after all of these years I didn't think you'd come up with anything that would surprise me. I was wrong, And I'll say that if I was going to favour paying anyone, it would be paying qualified translators to support smaller projects, and Wikisourcers, and people who may have the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-24 Thread Risker
On 24 February 2016 at 21:16, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > Well, Sarah, after all of these years I didn't think you'd come up with > anything that would surprise me. I was wrong, And I'll say that if I was > going to favour paying anyone, it would be paying qualif

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Risker
he editing group over all other stakeholders. I'd like to see some suggestions that are more balanced. Risker On 24 February 2016 at 22:27, George Herbert <george.herb...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > On Feb 24, 2016, at 7:01 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Katy Love to direct WMF Resources team

2016-02-25 Thread Risker
Congratulations, Katy! It's been a pleasure working with you on the FDC for the last two years, and I will look forward to continuing to work with you in your new role. Risker/Anne On 25 February 2016 at 18:04, Philippe Beaudette <phili...@beaudette.me> wrote: > Congrats to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-29 Thread Risker
have no inside knowledge or any reason at all to believe that this is what occurred on the WMF Board. But I can think of several other similar scenarios that would fall into the same "honest but not transparent" response. So please, let's stop pretending those two words mean the same thing. Risk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What should happen next? My 5 ideas

2016-02-26 Thread Risker
of the process, were much closer to root causes here. That's just one example. Risker/Anne On 26 February 2016 at 21:04, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > Risker and Brion: > > I very much agree with the principles you're stating, and am coming to > realize I sho

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What should happen next? My 5 ideas

2016-02-26 Thread Risker
more on problem identification first. Risker/Anne On 26 February 2016 at 19:44, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > To Oliver and Keegan -- I hear you guys loud and clear, and I am very aware > that the trauma of the last few months has taken this kind of toll. > Although

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership

2016-02-22 Thread Risker
of change is likely to be at least partly responsible for some of the unfortunate situations we have seen in the last several months. But those who are seeking a new board...well, you already have one. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guid

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-26 Thread Risker
e that his statement is based on some known information. It may come as a surprise to a lot of people, but Wikia's software has been increasingly diverging from the MediaWiki we all use on Wikimedia projects, and they already have better inter-wiki search than WMF projects have. Risker/Anne On 26 Feb

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Powerful on-wiki art visualization

2016-02-22 Thread Risker
This is really cool, Yuri! Thank you for sharing this. Risker On 22 February 2016 at 22:15, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > First complex interactive graph in Wikipedia explores the most expensive > paintings in history. Move the mouse around to view i

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-20 Thread Risker
ny way - it > > wasn't. But trying to reframe things in "oh, evil WMF did all wrong > against > > the poor, innocent community" terms serves no purpose other than create a > > windmill to tilt at. > > It is comments like this from WMF staff which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A page about new editors in different projects

2016-01-20 Thread Risker
ely freaked out at that level of "notice" and would never have edited again. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubs

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New board for Wikimedia Belgium

2016-01-23 Thread Risker
Thanks to MADe, M0tty and Dimi z - and congratulations and best wishes to the new members and the entire board. Risker/Anne On 23 January 2016 at 20:11, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello all, > > We as Wikimedia Belgium now have a new board installed w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The documentary film of Wikimedia Argentina now available. Happy birthday Wikipedia!

2016-01-24 Thread Risker
Thanks to Wikimedia Argentina for this work - and to the Wikimedians of Argentina for sharing their experiences. Risker/Anne On 22 January 2016 at 08:56, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > Anyway, it's gorgeous. Well done all. > > Anthony Cole > > > On Fri,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meta is apparently down

2016-01-26 Thread Risker
Indeed. I was rather shocked to find that I was winding up on the Wikimedia Foundation site every time I clicked on to Meta... Risker/Anne On 26 January 2016 at 13:45, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote: > Also Commons, and anything else at *.wikimedia.org. Apparently, "Ba

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meta is apparently down

2016-01-26 Thread Risker
...And Mediawikiwiki, where I tried to log into Phabricator... Risker/Anne On 26 January 2016 at 13:46, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote: > And Commons. > > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-12 Thread Risker
ow much was actually requested in this case, only what was granted.) Risker/Anne On 12 February 2016 at 21:23, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > Anne, regarding: > > "Since the Board must approve acceptance of any donations over $100,000 > USD, it seems to be obvious

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reducing the net cost of Wikimania

2016-02-18 Thread Risker
to obtain visas and we generally have far more disposable income to attend these events. Risker/Anne On 18 February 2016 at 19:04, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > The first thing that happens when you split up something like Wikimania in > multiple events is you mu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

2016-02-18 Thread Risker
hings from a very different perspective than others. Risker/Anne On 18 February 2016 at 21:04, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote: > SJ, > > Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request > nominations? > > There are two criteria for nomina

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

2016-02-18 Thread Risker
for the chapter group, either through the coordination group or through some other means, to be more specific in what kinds of talents and characteristics they'd like to see in candidates. Risker/Anne On 18 February 2016 at 22:18, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > Risker, I t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Risker
y "don't beat up on people who have different levels of information". Risker/Anne On 20 February 2016 at 20:31, Brandon Harris <bhar...@gaijin.com> wrote: > > Danny, don't kid yourself! The folks at Wikipediocracy know > everything about everything that's happened

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Risker
broker be brought in to hold a > meeting with staff and Lila and find solutions?​ > > ​Perhaps the Board could organize something like this. > > It is my understanding this was done some months ago. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems

2016-02-21 Thread Risker
As has already been explained on this list, many people do not have access to Facebook. If this is something germane and useful to a lot of people on this list, perhaps it would be appropriate to ask Jonathan to post it here. Risker/Anne On 21 February 2016 at 18:34, Anthony Cole <ahc

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems

2016-02-21 Thread Risker
parties cannot even read, let alone participate in, unless they're willing to give up some fairly significant privacy. I am disappointed, but I do not hold it against anyone for preferring to discuss issues in a venue not associated with Wikimedia. Risker/Anne On 21 February 2016 at 19:01, Craig

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems

2016-02-21 Thread Risker
to be on Facebook would agree there's a bit of an irony on talking about the respect for Wikimedia community values on a site that explicitly doesn't share them. That, and it's a bit unfair to tease people. Risker/Anne On 21 February 2016 at 22:01, Gergő Tisza <gti...@gmail.com> wrote: > On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems (second attempt)

2016-02-21 Thread Risker
t; ​ > I can think of Echo/Notifications which, despite some rather minor grumblings and need for a few tweaks at the beginning, has been fully embraced by the community. It's not entirely perfect for all use cases, but it is so much better than anything we had before. It's become so nat

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-29 Thread Risker
On 29 February 2016 at 20:43, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:52 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > So please, let's stop pretending those two words mean the same thing. > > > > > They don't mea

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
I think it is probably best that human resources issues (including the reasons for people leaving the organization) are not included in this list, unless expressly disclosed by the individuals. Risker On 14 March 2016 at 12:14, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Um. Luis, if you wer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
just resigned, too, and has yet to be replaced. Risker/Anne On 12 March 2016 at 21:09, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > On March 1, Jimmy Wales wrote:[1] > > things like standard boilerplate language to be signed by > > all employees doesn't strike me as somet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
uld result in a large settlement, either individually or as a group (think high-tech employees lawsuit). This is an area where "transparency" very definitely intersects with the privacy rights of those individuals who are directly affected. Privacy should win. Risker/Anne On 14 March 2

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