Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish!

2013-06-07 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Milos, lets call it an extended sabbatical instead! You never know when you might come back, and you are always welcome :) On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 06/07/2013 12:32 PM, Milos Rancic wrote: I thought to leave it quietly, with just a bit

[Wikimedia-l] Where to redirect m.wikipedia.org?

2013-12-05 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
http://m.wikipedia.org used to be a hard-coded redirect to English en.m.wikipedia.org, except for the users in the Zero program. We now have an ability to have complex redirection for that domain. How do you think m.wikipedia.org should behave? We could redirect m. to ... * the current

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WikimediaMobile] Where to redirect m.wikipedia.org?

2013-12-06 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Ok, so it seems the redirect to WWW would be better than language auto-detect. Before I switch it from the English mobile (current) to WWW, we have to make sure that WWW is ready - as that would affect all mobile users. Jon, how much work do you think that would be? On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:50

[Wikimedia-l] Mobile starting page design for Zero users

2013-12-06 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Zero http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero team would like to be more involved with the community, and discuss the functionality of the Zero starting page. For Zero users, when visiting m.wikipedia.org, we have to show a custom start page tailored to the specific mobile provider. A

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile starting page design for Zero users

2013-12-06 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
: On 12/06/2013 11:44 PM, Yuri Astrakhan wrote: A typical startup page has a custom banner, e.g. Free Wikipedia provided by [Company], and a list of common languages in that country. I realize this is merely a minor aspect and might trigger a tedious debate, but Free Wikipedia is far from

[Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
A few days ago, a well known Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was assassinated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Boris_Nemtsov near the Kremlin. This murder had a huge political resonance, and conspiracy theories flourished. Yet, one of the theories was due to Wikipedia's representation of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's known in the database (and already referenced to decide how to convert the UTC timestamp when the page is displayed). It's a perfectly sensible UI change that makes sense independent of this problem. On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 8:37 AM, Yuri Astrakhan

[Wikimedia-l] GRAPH extension is now live everywhere!

2015-05-05 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Starting today, editors can use *graph* tag to include complex graphs and maps inside articles. *Demo:* https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph/Demo *Vega's demo:* http://trifacta.github.io/vega/editor/?spec=scatter_matrix *Extension info:* https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph

Re: [Wikimedia-l] GRAPH extension is now live everywhere!

2015-05-05 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
on this mailing list. Looks great. Thank you! Alice. On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 10:53 PM, Aleksey Bilogur aleksey.bilo...@gmail.com wrote: Was this why it was offline on meta for a couple of weeks? Amazing! I have an immediate use for this on the en.wikipedia. On May 5, 2015 4:25 PM, Yuri

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mailing list maintenance

2015-09-18 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
I'm still getting substantial number of spam mail as a maps-l admin. Is there a way to simply disable/delete/reject all mail from non-members? On Sep 18, 2015 20:12, "Daniel Zahn" wrote: > This is now over. > > -- > > Happy to announce that the mailman migration is over. We

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

2015-12-16 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
> > #3. Central global repository for templates, gadgets and Lua modules (87) > I would love to participate in this - I feel it would bring different language communities much closer together. And great for Graphs & Maps. > #7. Pageview Stats tool (70) > We could even do it on-wiki like

[Wikimedia-l] State of Wikipedia Maps

2016-02-01 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
The Discovery's maps team would like to share the progress we have been making, and our future goals. * Kartographer extension is getting closer to being deployed. It will allow editors to insert a map and add article specific data into wiki pages. Kartographer has a neat Visual Editor interface

[Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-23 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Something in Oliver's departure email caught my eye: * "Because we are scared and in pain and hindered by structural biases and hierarchy, we are worse at our jobs." (quoted with Oliver's permission)* And that got me thinking. WMF, an organization that was built with the open and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-23 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Does it make sense to have an "Incubator team" ("Bell Labs" if you will), whose core competency is to nurture small projects? When projects are mature and need to switch into maintenance mode, they move under the umbrella of a different team. On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 5:06 AM, Brion Vibber

[Wikimedia-l] Lawrence Lessig for ... WMF

2016-02-26 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
I would like to continue the discussion of who, in an ideal case, would be a good fit for the ED position. This person has to fit culturally, share movement's values, and be a trusted figure in the time of rebuilding. Lawrence Lessig seems to have a very strong support in the community, and even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lawrence Lessig for ... WMF

2016-02-26 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
e and > what criteria we should use to evaluate those options. > > > > We can be patient. We have reaffirmed our respect for each other and we > trust each other enough to share ideas, emotions, and proposals. This is > our foundation, and it hasn't collapsed. > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What kind of ED would you like to see?

2016-02-26 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Greg, agree 100%, but that's not how I understood the question and the results of the staff survey. It seemed the staff expected the vision from the ED/Management. On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 3:31 AM, Greg Grossmeier wrote: > > > Subbu, one of the chief complains I heard about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lawrence Lessig for ... WMF

2016-02-26 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
people to it. > > Lodewijk > > On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 11:31 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org > > > wrote: > > > For the inside, I would think Yana W would be a good candidate, but as > Raul > > Veede suggested on FB, it would be bad to loose her e

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What kind of ED would you like to see?

2016-02-26 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Subbu, one of the chief complains I heard about Lila was that she did not provide a clear vision. Yet, if we choose stewardship over leadership, that, at least in my mind, implies more of a mediator than a leader, without providing any clear vision themselves. So is vision no longer a requirement

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

2016-02-23 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
nia2014.wikimedia.org> > > email <edsape...@gmail.com> • facebook < > http://www.facebook.com/edsaperia> > > • > > twitter <http://www.twitter.com/edsaperia> • 07796955572 > > 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG > > > &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-24 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
n Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 5:38 PM, Yuri Astrakhan > <yastrak...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > Oliver, thanks! > > > >> In other words, the litmus test for me is: what happens when the > socially > > and politically weakest person in the organisation has an idea? &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-24 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Guillaume, the idea may come from anywhere, shouldn't we post the process on meta? Or is this WMF specific, e.g. "I want my favorite cereal in the cafeteria" proposal? :) ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-24 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Oliver, thanks! > In other words, the litmus test for me is: what happens when the socially and politically weakest person in the organisation has an idea? If we speak of a "product" idea, we have two groups of people - those who can implement the idea, and those who would need to convince

[Wikimedia-l] Powerful on-wiki art visualization

2016-02-22 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
First complex interactive graph in Wikipedia explores the most expensive paintings in history. Move the mouse around to view images, click the period or artist to highlight their work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_paintings#Interactive_graph Thank you Jane

[Wikimedia-l] USA elections in real time - as viewed by Wikipedia users

2016-02-17 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Yurik/US_Politics_Real_Time Thanks Dario Taraborelli for the idea. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [discovery] USA elections in real time - as viewed by Wikipedia users

2016-02-17 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Max, it seems Vermin Supreme is no longer running :) On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM, Max Semenik <maxsem.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > W00t! I had to add an important candidate though: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?diff=15358086 ;) > > On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 8:48

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [discovery] USA elections in real time - as viewed by Wikipedia users

2016-02-18 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
y > Product Manager, Discovery > Wikimedia Foundation > > On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 9:48 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Yurik/US_Politics_Real_Time >> >> Thanks Dario Taraborelli for the idea. &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [discovery] USA elections in real time - as viewed by Wikipedia users

2016-02-18 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
to the graph, e.g. (number of minutes), to let graph extension update cache expiry. On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:04 PM, Gergo Tisza <gti...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 9:02 AM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > It will be updated w

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki maps news and updates

2016-03-14 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
The quest to bring maps to Wikipedia continues: * Kartographer has launched for WikiVoyage * Julien Girault will help maps with his UI expertise * Talk to us at the FreeNode IRC channel #wikipedia-interactive https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Kartographer Last week we enabled Kartographer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-17 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Awesome, well done! Does the same program apply to servers? On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:20 AM Craig Franklin wrote: > This is a fantastic idea. Well done to everyone involved. > > Cheers, > Craig > > On 17 March 2017 at 15:06, Asaf Bartov wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-17 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
I wonder if it would make sense to solicit 3rd party laptop donations for this program? E.g. some businesses may be happy to donate their old laptops to Wikipedia volunteers... I am not sure how big of an overhead it would be, but if WMF is already doing it, 20 vs 200 might not be a significant

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-17 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
I really wish there was a way to ensure the laptop is safe, regardless of its source. The chances with WMF laptop might be lower [citation needed], but nothing is guaranteed, and a clean reinstall should be done regardless (not a panacea). On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:11 PM Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-02 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
For a while I have had a strong sensation, possibly unjustly so, of a highly over-complicated result. There are many good words, but I keep not seeing a simple, concise, intuitively understood statement. I feel we are still missing an understandable elevator pitch. If asked, I seriously doubt I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes of 2017!

2017-12-13 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Denny, thanks for organizing and publishing! You mentioned that the comm-tech team is the one "responsible for investigating and addressing the top 10 wishes". I think the community views WMF as more of a monolith, and I hope these votes have wider impact on foundation priorities. After all,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
nder a CC BY SA 4.0 license. > > You can also download all the data as a csv file. > > James > > On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrak...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > James, which open license? There is a request pending to allow non cc0 &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal forced HTTPS backdoor in Kazakhstan

2019-07-22 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
I don't think browser vendors will block the ability to install a custom root certificate because some corp clients may use it for exactly the same reason -- creating an HTTPS proxy with fake certs in order to analyze internal traffic (in the name of monitoring/security). Browser vendors could

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Community Tech: New Format for 2020 Wishlist Survey

2019-10-07 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Gerard, you assume that "my wikipedia" is the only project I participate in? Let me assure you this is not the case. On the contrary, the last few years I mostly contributed to Wikidata and recently - a massive Wiktionary lexeme import, and very little to Wikipedia. That said, I think removing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
What about Wikimedia NYC? (I'm not sure of its organizational status) On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 6:03 PM Paulo Santos Perneta wrote: > Wales is a whole country complete with it's own language, I don't believe > it compares with a city UG. > > Paulo > > Andy Mabbett escreveu no dia quinta,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Community Tech: New Format for 2020 Wishlist Survey

2019-10-04 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Ilana, restricting wishlist to non-Wikipedia this year is a very sad news. For many years, wishlist survey was the best way for the community to talk back to the foundation, and to try to influence its direction. WMF mostly ignored these wishes, yet it was still a place to express, discuss,