Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikinews and free journalism

2015-05-07 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
There has been coverage in the Signpost. Try following through this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Sandboxaction=editsection=newpreview=yespreload=Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Templates/Index_preloadpreloadparams[]=wikinews On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 11:11 AM, Rodrigo

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

2015-05-05 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
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 Astrakhan

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

2015-05-05 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
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 Astrakhan yastrak...@wikimedia.org wrote: Starting today, editors can use *graph* tag to include complex graphs and maps inside articles.

[Wikimedia-l] Publication date for this year's annual report?

2015-04-28 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Hi all, Around what date or time is the WMF targeting for the release of this year's annual report? I need to put it on my calender. :) ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

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

2015-04-25 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
I put model writing a new article with visual editor on my to-do list. It may be a good idea to do a few test runs where we boot a hundred or so pages in each category in VisualEditor, and then see how many of each have errors. On Apr 25, 2015 1:51 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 25

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

2015-04-23 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
I don't know that there is a next step. The WMF has clearly indicated they will not budge on the solution that the high-level Wikipedia community says is needed. I have qualms myself about the way the community operates at times but covering ACTRAIL and New Page Patrol at the Signpost felt like an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Design of BoT election banner

2015-04-22 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Looks fine to me. On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Szymon Grabarczuk tar.locesil...@gmail.com wrote: I must agree with that. I've received clearly negative feedback from several volunteers. On 22 April 2015 at 13:18, Amir Ladsgroup ladsgr...@gmail.com wrote: It's horribly ugly, I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-22 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
My two cents: no, no, no, absolutely not, by all means no, never. I am strongly, strongly, strongly opposed to such a move. The chapters already elect two members of the Board, and that's quite enough. When it comes to matters concerning strategic direction chapters are the movement equivalent of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-22 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Re: Gregory. I did not mean incorporation in the legal sense, rather, I meant it in the community sense, sorry for not being clear :). To clarify, I am not opposed to lowering the barriers to entry, I am opposed to doing both that and this, too. I see two threads of thought here, automatically

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-22 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Frankly, I think such views are naive idealism. There is a political reality that would come about as a result of such a change, one at the highest level, that need to be understood and addressed. I do not even believe that this is a discussion that should occur at the community level. This is a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-22 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Employees of WMDE, a large chunk of whose funding is dependent on the decisions of the body they have just been enfranchised to vote for. Yeah, no COI there *at all*. On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: The idea of community elected seats is just that; the electors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 50 months in GLAM search for volunteers to reach out to undiscovered countries

2015-04-20 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Hi Romaine, can you give us a few more pointers on what you want in terms of a logo? I might be able to help you with that. On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 10:32 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hello all! Every month the newsletter *This Month in GLAM

[Wikimedia-l] Copyright status of the mobile application button icons?

2015-04-18 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Hello, what is the copyright status of the application icon for Wikipedia mobile applications? This one, specifically, as far as I can tell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WikipediaMobileAppLogo.png The copyright information lists it as being fair use, but that seems strange to me; is this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright status of the mobile application button icons?

2015-04-18 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
be marked as such. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. :-) Dan On 18 April 2015 at 08:42, Aleksey Bilogur aleksey.bilo...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, what is the copyright status of the application icon for Wikipedia mobile applications? This one, specifically, as far as I can tell: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to find the Wikimedia Commons Android App form Google Play? (Mohammed BAchounda)

2015-04-16 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Hmm. I was annoyed at Yuvi a couple of weeks ago because he promised he'd get back to me on repairing the Wikipedia Signpost app but we never got the call back. But apparently the WMF lacks the technical resources to systematically maintain its own side-projects---let alone the hobby work of its

Re: [Wikimedia-l] My article on Wikipedia Zero and Net Neutrality, just out today at Reason.com

2015-04-14 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
This was an interesting read; I do hope I will one day get to speak to you at length on these topics. On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 8:07 AM, Mike Godwin mnemo...@gmail.com wrote: People who are interested in the history of my views on network neutrality may find fodder here in this 2006 article I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editing Wikipedia for school community service hours

2015-04-13 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
If editing Wikipedia counted as community service my school ought to start handing me plaques. Alas, it does not, for a host of legitimate reasons as I see it, ranging from academic uncertainty about the usefulness of doing so when it comes to community impact, to the sheer difficulty of actually

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF office location and remodel

2015-04-08 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
A logistical non-starter! They've got 200+ staff members, any gains to recruitment competitiveness will be quickly lost to the drain that losing whatever significant percent of the staff that doesn't make the move incurs on the organization. ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Ask questions, give feedback on six annual plan grant proposals for the FDC!

2015-04-07 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
APGs are the way that chapters and thorgs request funding from the Wikimedia Foundation. Usergroups are ineligible. See for instance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-10-23/News_and_notes On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 12:09 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Katy

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

2015-04-03 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Still, in my assessment it is lacking on concrete details. There are many terms that are coined and movements cited which are not definitively explained, in some cases with hints that the departments doing the reporting have not themselves yet arrived at precise meaning. I suppose that, like the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-01 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Er, Mike, this is a minor point but your signature seems to indicate that you were general counsel for over a millennium---very impressive! Personally I think that Zero should be evaluated from an impact perspective. While it's indisputable that it's strategically aligned with the WMF mission, if

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Not all pixels are created equals: introducing brand new Wikimedia France's metrics

2015-04-01 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
I love today. On Apr 1, 2015 5:28 PM, quiddity pandiculat...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 1:09 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 15-04-01 03:58 PM, Pierre-Selim wrote: This is only the beginning: next step is the measurement of cute pixels, encyclopedic pixels

Re: [Wikimedia-l] function titles 'n stuff

2015-03-30 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
Lodewijk, See the following category on the WMF site: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Category:Job_Descriptions. This contains descriptions of all of the positions hired for since 2007-ish, though it is definitely not necessarily reflective of the role that these positions have in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IEG page on mobile

2015-03-30 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
This is true of any non-encyclopedic page in general. The mobile browser is (correctly) optimized for encyclopedia pages, not the project pages behind them. On Mar 30, 2015 2:35 AM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I was just wondering if any of you looked at the IEG page on