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

2019-10-03 Thread Asaf Bartov
t; > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Asaf Bartov
/lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely sha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-07-31 Thread Asaf Bartov
dia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda 2018/2019 Report

2019-07-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
__ > WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list > wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaannounce-l > -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which e

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright issues

2019-06-18 Thread Asaf Bartov
t; ___ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > > Unsubscribe: h

[Wikimedia-l] New tutorial video on submitting media via OTRS + request for help

2019-06-06 Thread Asaf Bartov
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CCD>[1] program at the Wikimedia Foundation. It was led by Asaf Bartov <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Asaf_(WMF)>[2], from the Community Development team, with the active involvement of an advisory committee made up of experienced OTRS and Common

[Wikimedia-l] Be the change you want to see (was: WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive)

2019-05-14 Thread Asaf Bartov
Speaking as a (very) longtime member of this mailing list, and one who is carefully observing it for a few years now as a volunteer list co-administrator: On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 3:56 AM Joseph Seddon wrote: > I, like many others, wish to see this list become a crucible of good > suggestions,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dispute between Common and Outreach

2019-05-13 Thread Asaf Bartov
ccepting my help. This does suggest there is a certain reluctance to give the admin bit even to very low-risk volunteers like me. I certainly did not feel my help was welcomed. A. -- Asaf Bartov ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://m

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiNusantara

2019-05-08 Thread Asaf Bartov
edia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wi

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediaindia-l] Tamil Wikipedia elects 10 sysops at a time

2019-04-25 Thread Asaf Bartov
Ravi ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list wikimediaindi...@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafound

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Korea

2019-04-23 Thread Asaf Bartov
gt; > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Supporting Wikinews [was: Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals]

2019-04-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
tinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > -- > -Andrew Lih > Author of The Wikipedia Revolution > US National Archives Citizen Archivist of the Year (2016) > Knight Foundation grant recipient - Wikipedia Sp

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Report 2018: Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey

2019-04-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human being can fr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Spam on the Wikimedia India blog (and therefore on en.planet)

2019-03-31 Thread Asaf Bartov
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Asaf Bartov _

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Wikimedia Sverige receives a total of USD 500, 000+ in funding for three new projects, and a cost reduction of USD 30, 000/year

2019-03-28 Thread Asaf Bartov
gt; John > > - - - - > > John Andersson > > Executive Director > > Wikimedia Sverige > > Phone: +46(0)73-3965189 > > Email: john.anders...@wikimedia.se > > Visiting address: Goto10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 32 Stockholm > > > > _

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New board of Wikimedia Indonesia

2019-02-11 Thread Asaf Bartov
8 > Wikimedia Indonesia > Surel: biyanto.re...@wikimedia.or.id > - > Dukung upaya kami membebaskan pengetahuan: > http://wikimedia.or.id/wiki/Wikimedia_Indonesia:Donasi > ___ > Wikimedia-l maili

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status update about improvements to Special:Blockwith partial blocks

2019-01-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
gt; <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New me

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedia Community of Tatar Language User Group

2019-01-06 Thread Asaf Bartov
ps://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lis

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki-research-l] Page views of male/female biographies?

2018-12-03 Thread Asaf Bartov
HaeB > _______ > Wiki-research-l mailing list > wiki-researc...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wiki-research-l > -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation

[Wikimedia-l] GLAM-Wiki 2018 session videos

2018-11-22 Thread Asaf Bartov
/Category:GLAM_WIKI_Tel_Aviv_2018_videos Consult the program for the session names and descriptions: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMTLV2018/Program Cheers, A. -- Asaf Bartov ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2019: New name, new concept, eligbility criteria

2018-09-27 Thread Asaf Bartov
.e. individuals inspiring each other into undertaking a volunteer project, e.g. WLM). Characterizing this conference as a secretive decision-making cabal is untrue and unfair, and may give people who've never been to it a very wrong impression. A. -- Asaf Bartov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France Governance review

2018-07-10 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:36 AM Balázs Viczián wrote: > > Would love to see people management skills workshops, and organizational > skills (logistics) workshops...but I attend an event only every 2-3 years > (or less), so this is just an almost silent suggestion :) > Wikimedia conference in

[Wikimedia-l] SPARQL tutorial video (2 hours)

2018-07-06 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hullo. I recently recorded a video of my 2-hour SPARQL tutorial. It is better than the SPARQL section in my 3-hour Intro to Wikidata video from a couple of years ago, and is easier to follow, with the query screen fed directly rather than through the video camera. It is now available here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Stats re new users per gender per year in Hebrew Wikipedia

2018-06-08 Thread Asaf Bartov
(A Quarry query, not Wikidata query, in this case.) And the table doesn't come through on the mailing list, so here's a screenshot: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:User_gender_on_Hebrew_Wikipedia,_by_year,_through_May_2018.png Cheers, A. On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 11:50 PM Shani

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Classification/Categorization games for Commons?

2018-06-06 Thread Asaf Bartov
tty similar to what we have built in Wikidata, Do > Structured Commons folks want to comment? > > Cheers > Yaroslav > > On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 7:47 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: > > > Hi, folks. > > > > It occurs to me there are tens or hundreds of thousand

[Wikimedia-l] Classification/Categorization games for Commons?

2018-06-06 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hi, folks. It occurs to me there are tens or hundreds of thousands of images donated en masse (GLAM etc.) that are only categorized as "image from X collection" or "Files donated by X", i.e. essentially uncategorized by content. This obviously greatly reduces the likelihood of discoverability

Re: [Wikimedia-l] knowing English is a privilege (was Re: Paid translation)

2018-02-28 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 1:09 PM James Salsman wrote: > > We are not *teaching* encyclopedia articles. > > What is the difference between delivering the text of an encyclopedia > article and teaching it? Depending on one's understanding of "teaching", and its expected

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Facebook Linked in some of Wikimedia projects

2018-02-28 Thread Asaf Bartov
Facebook is a de-facto major venue of communication for a great majority of Internet users. Many communities, user groups, and chapters have some kind of formal presence on Facebook -- "groups" or "pages". Directing visitors to your wiki to *your own wiki's* presence on this other major

Re: [Wikimedia-l] User:Bhadani has passed

2018-02-09 Thread Asaf Bartov
Gangadhar was a super-active, dedicated English Wikipedian. He was also a mentor to several other Wikipedians. He will be missed. It may interest some of you to know he published an autobiography last year, titled "Choice in Chaos: A Wikipedian's Autobiography"[1]. (I haven't read it myself

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group

2018-02-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
Congratulations! :) A. On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 5:51 PM Kirill Lokshin wrote: > Hi everyone! > > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized > the Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User > Group. The group

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's map capacities! (Announcing the CCM)

2018-02-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hello again, everyone. I'd like to respond to some questions, asked on and off list: 1. In the instructions, I described getting a group of people together to discuss the group's capacities before submitting assessments. The model I had in mind was informal user groups, or volunteer-only

[Wikimedia-l] Let's map capacities! (Announcing the CCM)

2018-01-15 Thread Asaf Bartov
make the time. (don't forget to scroll down to the LAQ!) Warmly, Asaf Bartov Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities == Likely-asked questions, with answers this exists with working links and [modest] formatting here: h

[Wikimedia-l] Austin Hair is gone

2017-12-18 Thread Asaf Bartov
Dear Wikimedians, I regret to have to inform this list that veteran Wikimedian and longtime volunteer administrator of this mailing list, Austin Hair (User:Austin Hair), has died, after prolonged health complications. If you knew him, a good place to leave condolences is his talk page:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Gabriele Theren and Peter Dewald to the WMDE Board of Trustees

2017-11-30 Thread Asaf Bartov
Congratulations, Peter and Gabriele, and WMDE. Liam, to your question, at least one other chapter has appointed board members: Wikimedia Israel. A. On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 5:36 AM Liam Wyatt wrote: > Thank you for this information Tim, and welcome Peter, and Gabriele!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New project - Meet Srpska

2017-11-25 Thread Asaf Bartov
Greats news, Bojana! Congratulations! :) A. On Nov 25, 2017 03:15, "WМ RepublikaSrpska" wrote: > Hello everyone! I am pleased to inform you on behalf of the Wikimedia > Community of the Republic of Srpska that after successfully completed > project Traces of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Repudiation note to the defamation campaign launched by the organization Wiki Educação Brasil

2017-11-17 Thread Asaf Bartov
ng pursued on. Thanks, Asaf Bartov (volunteer capacity) On behalf of the Wikimedia-l administrators On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 8:56 PM NeuroMat Comunicação < comunica...@numec.prp.usp.br> wrote: > The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics > (RIDC Neur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement under DMCA attack!

2017-11-06 Thread Asaf Bartov
A message from your list moderators: This thread does not belong on this list. It is spillover of a long and bitter conflict in the Portuguese community, and this list's membership is not well situated to contribute to a solution through discussion on this list. Those particularly interested

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-25 Thread Asaf Bartov
Unbroken link for those on mobile devices who may have a harder time fixing it: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2 018/Eligibility_Criteria A. On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 1:50 AM Cornelius Kibelka < cornelius.kibe...@wikimedia.de> wrote: > Hi all, > > aside from the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Berkman Klein Center: Will Wikipedia exist in, 20 years?

2017-10-25 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 11:32 PM mathieu stumpf guntz < psychosl...@culture-libre.org> wrote: > Great, thank you Asaf. > > Would it possible (both technically and legally) to also transfer > subtitles? They would surely need some fixes, as it's automated (I guess) > transcription , but it would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Berkman Klein Center: Will Wikipedia exist in, 20 years?

2017-10-24 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:20 PM Cristian Consonni wrote: > On 24/10/2017 17:39, mathieu stumpf guntz wrote: > > I would find interesting to have a copy of that video on Commons. It > > might for example let the community use curration/translation facilities > > of subtitles

[Wikimedia-l] Emerging Communities: a proposed new definition

2017-09-27 Thread Asaf Bartov
Dear Wikimedians, Years ago, as part of the first Strategy process of 2009-2010, a distinction entered our lives, between Global North and Global South countries. That distinction was borrowed from a United Nations agency named ITU, and it was used as shorthand to refer to communities the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Defamation of Wikipedia in a Telugu (te) Motion Picture

2017-09-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hi, Krishna. First of all, this isn't "defamation", which is a precise legal term, that is best not bandied about too lightly. Secondly, Wikipedia is mentioned often in popular media these days, not always in a very factual manner. It is hard to imagine such casual mentions have any significant

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mailing lists (was Encyclopedic Writing Guide)

2017-09-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
Now {{fixed}}. A. On Sep 26, 2017 18:18, "Michael Snow" wrote: > On 9/26/2017 7:57 AM, Jean-Philippe Béland wrote: > >> Alors nous induisons les lecteurs/trices en erreur avec des pages comme >> celle-ci : >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Encyclopedic Writing Guide

2017-09-25 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Sep 25, 2017 18:57, "Jean-Philippe Béland" wrote: This should have been posted to the Wikipedia mailing list since it doesn't have anything to do with the other projects or the movement in general. Um, no. This list is a general list, and content about Wikipedia,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Odisha Government's Social media accounts are now under CC-BY 4.0

2017-09-19 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Sep 19, 2017 21:26, "Lane Rasberry" wrote: This is good for all of India even though it is for a regional language, because it will make it for other organizations and government offices to follow the model. Yes, but it is also good for absolutely all of us. We need

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
Your thesis implies admin actions made this list unpopular. I think it is plain to see this *wasn't* the case with this list. Indeed, some opinions voiced in this thread indicate people want *more* admin action. A. On Aug 26, 2017 6:30 PM, "John Erling Blad" wrote: 1. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] News on Wkipedia

2017-08-25 Thread Asaf Bartov
As far as I can tell, the Foundation does not have "policy on news across its various projects". So the answer to your original question: > > Has the Foundation made a conscious decision to promote Wikipedia as a > > > source of news, and if so, what were the results of its discussions > with >

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

2017-08-24 Thread Asaf Bartov
Perhaps we can agree it is, properly, a *nomination by community election* process, and lay this thread to rest. :) A. On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:01 AM Katie Chan wrote: > On 23/08/2017 15:32, Andy Mabbett wrote: > > On 23 August 2017 at 12:32, Katie Chan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Core content policy

2017-08-08 Thread Asaf Bartov
I agree with Strainu's comments above. I described some issues with adopting policies and ill-fitting policies under the Community Governance capacity page, in the Community Capacity Development program: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Capacity_Development/Community_governance A.

[Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-07-23 Thread Asaf Bartov
For transparency, note that Gerard Meijssen has been placed on moderation through Aug 31st, 2017, for repeated thread hijacking. As with all moderated users, respectful and on-topic messages by him would be let through to the list. A. ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Tech Talk: A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners [including non-techies!]

2017-06-25 Thread Asaf Bartov
Thank you, Basak! (if you find this talk useful, do consider contributing to the translation effort (from the complete English subtitles), or help recruit someone who can.) A. On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 8:32 AM Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Here's the (3-hour) footage of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 30 April 2017)

2017-05-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
That's fantastic, Subhashish! :) A. On May 5, 2017 3:21 AM, "Subhashish Panigrahi" wrote: > What made me happy this week is the release of our latest converter (check > it out: https://or.wikipedia.org/s/14kh) that converts the Odia-language > text into International

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Tech Talk: A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners [including non-techies!]

2017-05-02 Thread Asaf Bartov
long tutorial, so this would be a significant effort, perhaps best taken by a group, or piece by piece. If you do complete the translation in any language, I'd love to hear about it. Cheers, Asaf On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:32 PM Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Here's th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Will you be at the WMF mothership Wednesday evening?

2017-04-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
(Such a list exists and is regularly used, including by Wayne. He just made a mistake in addressing this announcement this time.) A. On Apr 26, 2017 11:31, "Tomasz Ganicz" wrote: > Well... If you buy me a ticket from Warsaw to SF I can consider to visit > you :-) > >

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

2017-03-20 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hello, Rupert. On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 12:17 AM rupert THURNER wrote: > > asaf, you mind loose a word about the spec or brand of these laptops? > The specs vary, but all laptops are about 3-4 years old. The current stock includes mostly Dell and Lenovo laptops of

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

2017-03-17 Thread Asaf Bartov
mons page for > Community donations? > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Equipment_exchange > > It would be worth linking your new Meta page to the existing one. > > Michael > > > Asaf Bartov <mailto:abar...@wikimedia.org> >

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

2017-03-17 Thread Asaf Bartov
Craig Franklin <cfrank...@halonetwork.net> > wrote: > > > This is a fantastic idea. Well done to everyone involved. > > > > Cheers, > > Craig > > > > On 17 March 2017 at 15:06, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > > > Dear

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
Dear Wikimedians, The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce a small new program called the Hardware Donation Program. In a word, it is a program designed to donate depreciated (but fully working) hardware from the WMF office to community members who would put it to good use. The program,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-03-06 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 AM Trillium Corsage wrote: > >> As always, he is (and other > >> moderated users are) welcome to submit posts to the list before then, > and > >> if the posts are respectful and on-topic, they would be let through. > > That has not been my

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-03-01 Thread Asaf Bartov
As promised, Gerard has been unmoderated, FYI. A. On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:56 AM Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > It's okay that some people disagree with this moderation action (others > agree, even if they do not say so on-list). This list is not moderated by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Asaf Bartov
It's okay that some people disagree with this moderation action (others agree, even if they do not say so on-list). This list is not moderated by whole-list-consensus. I have provided the reason for moderation, without going into details. To do so would be to invite drama, which moderation

[Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-11 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hello, everyone. I share the opinion that moderation actions should be transparent. So: I have now placed Gerard Meijssen on moderation. He has been posting very frequently to the list, far exceeding the requested "soft limit" of 30 posts per month, and has exhibited disrespectful discourse. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Tech Talk: A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners [including non-techies!]

2017-02-09 Thread Asaf Bartov
<rfarr...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Please join for the following talk: > > *Tech Talk**:* A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners > [including non-techies!] > *Presenter:* Asaf Bartov > *Date:* February 09, 2017 > *Time: *19:00 UTC > < > ht

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Politics

2017-02-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 2:55 PM James Salsman wrote: > > The question I have been trying to ask, going back years now in fact, is > whether "empower" refers to the political power to secure and retain > the freedoms necessary and sufficent to contribute to the mission, or >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Danish Wikipedia turns 15

2017-02-01 Thread Asaf Bartov
Congratulations, dawiki! :) A. On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 3:23 PM attolippip wrote: > Happy Birthday! ;) > > Best regards, > antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv > > 2017-02-02 0:03 GMT+02:00 Johan Jönsson : > > > It's Danish Wikipedia's turn to turn 15. (: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: Abraham Taherivand appointed permanent Executive Director

2017-01-30 Thread Asaf Bartov
Congratulations, Abraham, and congratulations, WMDE! A. On Jan 30, 2017 7:57 AM, "Tim Moritz Hector" wrote: Dear Wikimedians, It is our great pleasure to announce that during last weekend’s Board retreat, we voted to appoint Abraham Taherivand as Executive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New tools: pronuncify and pronuncify.net

2017-01-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
/abartov/pronuncify/issues/1 [2] https://github.com/abartov/pronuncify On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 8:23 PM Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hello, everyone. > > (this is an announcement in my capacity as a volunteer.) > > Inspired by a lightning talk at the recent

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia 16 across Bangladesh

2017-01-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
Lovely! :) A. On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 10:19 AM Tanweer Morshed wrote: > Dear all, > > We are happy to let you know that Wiki(p/m)edians across 7 cities in > Bangladesh celebrated the 16th anniversary of Wikipedia. Wikipedia's > anniversary was celebrated with much

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-01-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 8:33 PM Risker wrote: > I do not know enough about how other Wikipedias handle such spam, although > I have heard from some people editing on some projects that similar > articles there would be speedy-deleted without a second thought. I do not > think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMAU update

2016-11-22 Thread Asaf Bartov
> > 2016-11-19 6:32 GMT+07:00 Gnangarra : > > > Following the AGM of Wikimedia Australia we wish to announce the > committee > > for 2016-17 and reports > > > > President: Gideon Digby(unchanged) > > Vice President: Pru Mitchell(unchanged) > > Secretary:Tom Hogarth > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Winning photos of Wiki Loves Monuments Bangladesh 2016

2016-11-08 Thread Asaf Bartov
That's fantastic, Shabab! It is an excellent example of added value from WLM, beyond the photos themselves. A. On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 10:27 AM Shabab Mustafa wrote: > I just want to add a little supplementary information, with this big > response from the people,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Winning photos of Wiki Loves Monuments Bangladesh 2016

2016-11-07 Thread Asaf Bartov
Thank you! Amazing photos. :) A. On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 10:39 AM Tanweer Morshed wrote: > Deal all, > > We are very happy to announce the top 10 winning photos[1] of Wiki Loves > Monuments Bangladesh 2016. These 10 photos will compete in the > international stage of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Personal Update

2016-11-01 Thread Asaf Bartov
Congratulations, Ms. Battles! I recommend updating your biographical sketch on this page to reflect this, so that the information is available to future readers not currently subscribed to this mailing list: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees A.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A new Wikipedia fork: InfoGalactic

2016-10-10 Thread Asaf Bartov
"Starlords". okay. A. On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 9:35 PM geni wrote: > S > > On 10 October 2016 at 19:13, David Gerard wrote: > > "INFOGALACTIC: an online encyclopedia without bias or thought police" > > > > Home page:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thinking outside the box

2016-09-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
__ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-23 Thread Asaf Bartov
xist, and is reflected here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Protocol_for_noncompliant_Wikimedia_movement_affiliates (perhaps a link to this should be added to the AffCom nav-box.) This process is being followed, right now, to review the status of inactive and non-co

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF C level hiring and retention

2016-08-14 Thread Asaf Bartov
are explicitly on the record saying so. I therefore suggest you are perhaps trying to solve a perceived problem that isn't actually there, and I think it would waste all our time to discuss it. A. -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Asaf Bartov
ikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human being ca

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Suggesting moderation

2016-07-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
sts.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > ___ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.

[Wikimedia-l] Suggesting moderation

2016-07-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
transparent about my position regarding moderating the user, but also embarrassing the user whatever the outcome). Thoughts? A. -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight

2016-06-30 Thread Asaf Bartov
I agree with Ziko. Gerard, please believe us, even if you don't perceive it yourself, that your aggressive language, however well-intentioned, is counterproductive, and is keeping others from engaging with you, or even engaging on the list in general. A. On Jun 30, 2016 4:22 PM, "Gerard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Our problem with India

2016-06-28 Thread Asaf Bartov
em is to name it. In the meantime, the one problem you named -- lack of representation of the "lower classes" from India in Wikimania -- seems to me to be far from our most pressing, or most tractable, problem. (Are "the lower classes" from Serbia represented in Wikimania

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Medical day at Wikimania

2016-06-22 Thread Asaf Bartov
imedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundati

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Commons-l] Freedom of panorama today approved by Belgian parliament

2016-06-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
support! > > Let's get this implemented elsewhere too! > > Greetings from Belgium, > Romaine > > > > ___ > Commons-l mailing list > common...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/commons-l > > -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fresh data on the gender gap in content

2016-06-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
t as an exercise for someone else. :) A. -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! https://donate.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fresh data on the gender gap in content

2016-06-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
wrote: > Hello Asaf > > Just making sure that you knew about WHGI : > http://whgi.wmflabs.org/gender-by-language.html > > Do you know if there are differences in analysis between the two analysis ? > > I checked a few figures and it fits pretty well. > > Flo > >

[Wikimedia-l] Fresh data on the gender gap in content

2016-06-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
to the table, by request. Or you can do it yourself, too. :) A. [1] https://query.wikidata.org/ [2] Yay #100wikidays :) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/100wikidays -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human bei

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clarifications on 2014 Form 990

2016-06-08 Thread Asaf Bartov
", who is an external, paid consultant. (to be clear: I have no reason to believe those coaches are exorbitantly paid or that there is anything inappropriate about their engagement!) A. -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a wor

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Pileviews - new/backup tool:

2016-05-10 Thread Asaf Bartov
Perhaps relevant for folks not on the GLAM list as well. A. -- Forwarded message -- From: Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> Date: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 7:23 PM Subject: Pileviews - new/backup tool: To: Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination < cultu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Indonesia's New Board of Executive (and Board of Trustees)

2016-04-27 Thread Asaf Bartov
+6281213700084 > Surel isabella.apriy...@wikimedia.or.id > > Dukung upaya kami membebaskan pengetahuan! > http://wikimedia.or.id/wiki/Wikimedia_Indonesia:Donasi > > Support us to free the knowledge! > http://wikimedia.or.id/wiki/Wikimedia_Indonesia:Donasi > __

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Book Grant Program Announcement

2016-03-28 Thread Asaf Bartov
media-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [African Wikimedians] Wikimania 2016 Schorlarship

2016-03-11 Thread Asaf Bartov
..@yahoo.com > Email:treasu...@fossfa.net > User page: Olaniyan Olushola > Facebook: Olaniyan Shola > Twitter :Olaniyan73 > > > ___ > African-Wikimedians mailing list > african-wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.o

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Asaf Bartov
> Patricio >> >> Translation notice - This message is available for translation on >> Meta-Wiki: >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/10_March_2010_-_Wikimedia_Foundation_executive_transition_u

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Armenia candidate for the board

2016-03-02 Thread Asaf Bartov
e evidence or cause for concern. As has been pointed out, quite a few Wikipedians are or were part of the civil service or otherwise close to powerful people in their regimes. So long as there is no reason to suspect they are not managing their potential conflict of interest, we must

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Armenia candidate for the board

2016-03-02 Thread Asaf Bartov
t; ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WMCEE-l] Wikimedia Ukraine’s Board

2016-02-29 Thread Asaf Bartov
; and the new editor with the most contributions in that month > > [4] We have a very detailed (day-by-day) report, maps, videos, photos, > created and illustrated articles now: > https://ua.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3465 > > [5] > https://commons.wikimedia.o

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

2016-02-27 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM, Derek V.Giroulle < derekvgirou...@wikimedia.be> wrote: > I'm very sorry that Ruslan Takayev's message got through the moderation > IMHO his statement and remarks are not respectful > I strongly disagree, Derek. That would have been outright censorship. Ruslan

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

2016-02-27 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 11:37 AM, phoebe ayers wrote: > On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM, Anna Stillwell > wrote: > > > Before adding another layer of process and reporting and complexity > > structurally, we should more likely try to renew the

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

2016-02-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM, Jimmy Wales wrote: > On 2/26/16 10:39 AM, GorillaWarfare wrote: > > frankly, Vibber's communications with the Wikimedia community outside of > > the Foundation have far surpassed yours in clarity and transparency. I > hope > > that you will

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-21 Thread Asaf Bartov
; > > > > > > > > > -- > > Anna Stillwell > > Major Gifts Officer > > Wikimedia Foundation > > 415.806.1536 > > *www.wikimediafoundation.org <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org>* > > ___ > > Wikimedia-

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