Il mercoledì 31 luglio 2019, 20:11:39 CEST, Asaf Bartov
On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 7:02 PM Kirill Lokshin
> Hi everyone!
> I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> has approved the recognition
Il mercoledì 31 luglio 2019, 20:08:32 CEST, camelia boban
Wonderful news, congrats to the new UG .
Camelia, WikiDonne UG
*| Java EE Developer |*
*Affiliations Committee - **Wikimedia *Foundation
Coordinator - Diversity Working
Thank you all for your replies. Congratulation also to Wikimédiens du Bénin
User Group, for being recognized with us.
FYI, it seems that WikiClassics abbreviation will be WCS
Il lunedì 13 maggio
. And we gave a copy to each student, so they
could have a guidance. And we also gave them a direct e-mail so they could ask
for copyrights issues: two of them did it and we gave them some answers.
From: Wikimedia-l on behalf of
Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
We have dozens of cross project brainstorming off-wiki. But the general
feeling is often that if you encourage the social dynamics of a platform in a
way that people who like to "play cops" are a key actor... when this is
established there is no point in creating sophisticated or efficient
If I could share my vision, I am not part of the group of "expert flagged
users"(I have some flags here and there, I was asked to get more but I have no
rush) and I am not part of the group of "expert outreach users" (I make events
but change them so often I do not play any specific role).
Hi all. Thanks to UG Georgia for their effort.
if any UGs or chapter would like to publish a meta page about the choice of the
voter, in order to maximize transparency, that's a good idea. My only request
is to try to follow a similar naming scheme "Name of the affiliate/ASBS2019
I am happy to notice that, if I recall correctly, two of these finalists were
runner-ups of Wiki Science Competition 2017 (the tornado, Commons:Wiki Science
Competition 2017/Winners - Wikimedia Commons "image sets" category) and of
European Science Photo Competition 2015 (the frozen bubble,
uld be, and that
is a real problem.
I think there's a bias on Wikipedia when weighing the pros and cons of policy,
because it's easy to overlook the absence of something that never was there to
On Mar 13, 2019, at 5:01 PM, Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Reminding is easy, it's analyzing that it's complex.
I suspect that editors and readers are probably a little bit smarter than
generally assumed. It's quite "obvious" that editors understand what is an
encyclopedia, after years. When I make an informal survey, statistically the
I know people in many fields with great technical expertise. people who
published articles on Science and Nature basically, and in the end I think they
are probably qualified to have an idea of what a good encyclopedia should be.
The point is that these people open wiki for topics far away
I guess... probably one include also the majority of Kosovo, Albanian-speaking
regions of Greece, P.Y.R.O.M./North Macedonia and maybe even Southern Italy and
the other one is just centered on Albania as a state. This is not the same
scenario as Brazil (not sure if, partially, also Greece)
privacy violations is not standard at all. For example some wikis hide
personal details that people put on purpose, while other ones see no point
since it's their will to show them.
Also, even if it is not strictly related to private information, blocking
deceased users is not standardized
The pro forma statement bout what a chapter is is valuable, but I think many
of us kinda got the idea that the problem was not the starting point (otherwise
why electing him?) but came later. It's possible that someone else with more
community experience would have never behaved such way, but
When I read such mails, I think there is something that it's not 100% working
in the workflow of AffCom. If i might say how i feel it, I would say that it is
not perceived like a "catalyst" of good practices, but more like a bottleneck
Maybe more transparency could help. UG and
collide.html https://ultimategerardm. blogspot.com/2018/07/
africagap-support-for- minority-languages.html https://ultimategerardm.
blogspot.com/2016/01/ wikipedia-lowest-hanging- fruit-from.html
On 16 July 2018 at 05:41, Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
yes, it i
yes, it is an old issue, what you say it's right but I would be more optimistic.
To summarize my view (I couls send you more information privately)
1. Wikidata largely reflected what Wikipedia indicated, and that was not the
right way to make it grow, but that was also the past. At the moment,
I usually push diversity in any situation but only after I got a core quality
group of volunteer. the first degree of diversity is the diversity based on
wiki activity, IMHO.. I care about the rest and I try to be honest if I go in
that direction and why I do that. If anyone is offended for
ts risks, its undesirables, and crime, just getting a taxi to and from the
airport is a risk reality is its also more likely than a terrorist event
On 6 April 2018 at 03:24, Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
That's why people offwiki say they
ch may happen).
So let's please not overreact, and stick to the current discussion instead of
having the next WikiConvention in a flying fortress with armed guards, sniffing
dogs, and metal detectors at every door…
Roger / Alphos
2018-04-05 18:40 GMT+02:00 Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
I remember we discussed 2 or 3 years about this scenario with some wikimedians
off wiki. I strongly support to discuss at least once openly about that. In a
way that it's rational, avoiding to create unnecessary panic... of course.
Despite the claimed neutrality of the communities, reality
Compared to the low point of 2016, it is glad that for another year we had
enough elected candidates.
Five is a good number.
Il Giovedì 1 Marzo 2018 1:36, Md. Ibrahim Husain ha
Congrats to the new stewards.
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Mardetanha
Do you need some contacts of local expert wikimedians too? It's a mail from
I can show you how to contact them on their user talk pages if you are a total
newbie. Some of them you can find listed
reate an Rfc, and start the
process to make creation of new user accounts non-public information.
Den fre. 26. jan. 2018, 03.04 skrev Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
you are not "exposing the user unknowingly visiting the site" with the bot
you are not "exposing the user unknowingly visiting the site" with the bot
itself...when you visit the site you are integrated in the SUL, it's public
information since ages. The fact that a bot takes care of it or a human being
leaves a message does not tell you a lot more. Sometimes on
There are a lot of SUL issues that are waiting to be addressed. One for example
is the definition of what is not "appropriate" as a name. Another one is a
centralized interface for preferences, a third one is a centralized management
of key user information, a forth one is the possibility to
What are the good reason to be poaranoid? The only reason I ever heard is "is
making me waste time", usually expressed wasting more time.
BTW, after years of SUL most of the old time users have received a lot of
welcome messages and they receive usually two new ones per year, no more in my
Some reactions to welcome bot or welcomes are a little bit "exaggerated"
sometimes. it's just a small red color spot in a corner. Two seconds to process
it, more time to complain about it.
I study user activities and sometimes I leave welcome messages here and there.
99.5% of the time is
I'd like to put a picture of me on such CV but even if this is voluntary that's
usually the point when 4 or 5 users (mostly old-timers) write something like
"we are not facebook" (or similar) and say they agree with themselves.
I wish I could do it myself, repeating standardized sentences as a
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