Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-14 Thread Bence Damokos
The price really depends on the project selected and can vary from less than a dollar to close to $20 per tonne, and the cheaper projects do not necessarily have less of an impact (more likely they have fewer levels of independent verification). Do note that apart from the company recommended on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-11 Thread Bence Damokos
those articles? If that doesn’t make a difference, then we have > to answer a rather more fundamental question about our impact on the world. > > Thanks, > Mike > > > On 11 Oct 2019, at 22:27, Bence Damokos wrote: > > > > In case it is interesting, for the tenders at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-11 Thread Bence Damokos
In case it is interesting, for the tenders at my workplace that require offsetting, we include this requirement: " Carbon offsetting will be achieved by means of projects of the following type: CDM (Clean Development Mechanism), JI (Joint Implementation) or VER (Voluntary Emissions Reduction),

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-23 Thread Bence Damokos
In fact, there are countless offset projects in the $1-$15/tonne range, as well: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/allprojects The total offsetting budget would not need to be too enourmous, yet it could be impactful. Best regards, Bence On Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 18:28 Henry Wood, wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-25 Thread Bence Damokos
; Basically, if we would explain to the man of street, why the community > should continue to contribute on volunteering basis if some activities > are paid? The reason that there are unprivileged members is weak in my > opinion. > > This is a distortion itself. > > On 25/08/2019 12

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-25 Thread Bence Damokos
gt; > > > dj > > > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > N

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fram en.wp office yearlock block

2019-06-13 Thread Bence Damokos
I think it is important that the WMF is taking the question of harassment seriously. If the community processes are not adequate, it is not an incorrect response to take direct action to protect the individuals that are being harassed. Ideally, community processes should be improved and WMF can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Contents of annual reports from Wikimedia affiliate organizations

2018-11-29 Thread Bence Damokos
Dear Pine, Just as a thought experiment try to think through how your proposal would work for an all-volunteer organisation: A small group of volunteers starts some programme, and at the same time they hire a contractor (issue an ad, check CVs, hold interviews, draw up a contract, monitor and pay

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to communicate compassionately with non-native English speakers

2016-07-07 Thread Bence Damokos
gt; > > > _______ > > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > > > Uns

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Your questions about KE.

2016-02-17 Thread Bence Damokos
Thanks Lila for posting this. Just as a courtesy to those who follow the topic here on the mailing list, can you please send an update to this list whenever there is new content on the page, or at least when there are significant changes? Best regards, Bence 2016-02-17 18:40 GMT+01:00 Lila

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [AffCom] Affiliations Committee appointments, January 2016

2016-01-24 Thread Bence Damokos
Apologies for the thankspam. :) Congratulations to all the newly appointed members. And indeed a huge thank you to Greg for his dedicated work on the committee in the past years, and Josh for his outreach efforts and work over the years. Best regards, Bence 2016-01-24 20:11 GMT+01:00 Lodewijk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advertising in Central notice?

2015-11-06 Thread Bence Damokos
My first guess would be that the company is mentioned as a way to notify users that they will be sending data to an outside company if they click on the link (but the text you quote is not that clear on the privacy aspect here). Best regards, Bence 2015-11-06 12:33 GMT+01:00 Itzik - Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New WMF funding option for groups and organizations with annual plans

2015-09-30 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Pine, There is a new committee proposed for these grants (see the second point of the summary). FDC members are not eligible for the new committee, but I guess GAC members could join and volunteer some more of their time :) Best regards, Bence 2015-09-30 21:48 GMT+02:00 Pine W

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please report to Google [was Re: Warning: Wikimedia-l Google Group]

2015-01-11 Thread Bence Damokos
I found the same issue. The best thing to do is to send a letter to the unsubscribe address from your various adresses (change the from field in Gmail), and it should do it. (Doesn't work for the opt out option for resubscribing.) Best regards, Bence On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Cristian

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

2015-01-03 Thread Bence Damokos
On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 3:33 PM, Jane Darnell jane...@gmail.com wrote: Nope. Gendergap is about the gap in female participation, not in female-related topics. I would say it is both, but in either case this would be important to define if that is the criteria on which to solicit proposals.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-30 Thread Bence Damokos
On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 7:40 PM, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com wrote: On 11/30/2014 10:19 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Michael Snow, 30/11/2014 01:03: One avenue for fraud that's facilitated by posting account numbers is small payment fraud, usually involving stolen credit cards.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [AffCom] Quarterly goals for WMF Legal

2014-10-11 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Pine, We are actively following the case of Cascadia Wikimedians to see whether we can facilitate the signing of the user group agreement between the user group and WMFLegal (the group's recognition has been approved by AffCom in September -- apologies in any delays you have experienced up to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Bence Damokos
I believe names and how we treat them both hold great power and tell a lot about the name-giver and power relationships. Wikimedia means different things to different people (possibly all valid), it is both the name for the concept of the different sister projects and their combined ethos forming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Bence Damokos
, a minor concern easily solved. On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: I believe names and how we treat them both hold great power and tell a lot about the name-giver and power relationships. Wikimedia means different things to different people (possibly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Bence Damokos
I can see that people who are (also/only/additionally) part of different interpretations of the word Wikimedia might feel excluded by the use of the name by a subset of people who also make up a valid constellation under the name Wikimedia. I cannot tell if this feeling involves the small number

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffCom - Call for candidates 2015 [UPDATE]

2014-09-04 Thread Bence Damokos
Thank you for the suggestion, Anne! As some background, the reason the private e-mail address is used instead of the AffCom mailing list is that it allows the incoming applications to be looked at all at the same time - thus not giving anyone an advantage or disadvantage based on the time they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Translators-l] We have an awesome Translation Tools....made for English speakers first

2014-08-27 Thread Bence Damokos
Thanks Niklas for the reply. Notwithstanding the subject line's snark, and despite the fact that components of the problem have been solved for a long time, from a user's perspective there hasn't been progress on the handicap (not being able to translate from languages other than English on Meta)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2014-06-04 Thread Bence Damokos
Thanks for sharing, Tilman! (These are really useful pages, and nice to see them continue to be maintained). Best regards, Bence On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote: Minutes and slides from last week's quarterly review of the Foundation's Mobile

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-06-02 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Nathan, There is a shortish overview at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Reports/2012#State_of_affiliates . In general, we very rarely reject applications outright publicly -- more often than not, an application will run until we have worked with the group to the point

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-31 Thread Bence Damokos
On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 7:02 PM, Samuel Klein s...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 3:48 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Also, somewhat unfortunately in my view, there is a requirement for user groups is to have a history of projects, which was not further defined

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-31 Thread Bence Damokos
On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 12:57 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I'm still stuck on bylaws. Why is AffCom asking for bylaws? Depends on the context. We do review them, or at least try to, whenever a group (chapter, user group, thematic organisation) decides to have them, in order to make

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-31 Thread Bence Damokos
On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com wrote: Obviously, having more user groups would be great, but we do not currently know how many are not being created due to the process. It is entirely possible, that the creation of active user groups (without

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-29 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Sam, If all the steps could happen at the same time, and decisions were made by a single person, then the process could indeed be done in 30 minutes under ideal circumstances (a person being 24/7 online, and all information being available at the time of application). However, currently there

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-29 Thread Bence Damokos
On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Sam, If all the steps could happen at the same time, and decisions were made by a single person, then the process could indeed be done in 30

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-29 Thread Bence Damokos
On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 9:18 PM, Sam Klein sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu wrote: Thanks, Bence and Greg. I appreciate all of the thought going into this. Can you describe the groups that might have been problematic as UGs? I think both becoming and stopping to be a UG should be a simple process.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-29 Thread Bence Damokos
On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 9:48 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 9:18 PM, Sam Klein sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu wrote: Thanks, Bence and Greg. I appreciate all of the thought going into this. Can you describe the groups that might have been problematic as UGs

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-29 Thread Bence Damokos
On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 11:49 PM, Kevin Gorman kgor...@gmail.com wrote: other active GAC members given the relatively low bar required for UG status - we'll be paying way more attention at the details of the grant and the applicant(s) than on whether they have AffCom recognition. I'd

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-29 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Leigh, Actually, we were discussing your group's application even before your writing here. I do apologize for the lack of communication or clarity, although there was no news to communicate. In general, I would advise everyone to be bold in following the recommendation that is on the Meta

[Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee Vice-Chair

2014-05-25 Thread Bence Damokos
/Vice_Chair_selection_2014_-_May_2014 Best regards, Bence Damokos, Affiliations Committee @WikimediaAffCom ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] simple and effective creation process for chapters

2014-05-03 Thread Bence Damokos
Thanks Rupert for thinking about this. The chapter creation process[0] is indeed under-going review following the Board's November decision, and all comments, input is welcome. There are some reasons that make it a bit difficult to enact your suggestions or to come to the results you suggest in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-30 Thread Bence Damokos
While this is a compelling interpretation - for the sake of argument - I am not sure the words of the ED of the WMF can bind the Board of the WMF in the decisions they make. I could imagine situations where they could, and normally the ED advises the Board on what direction to take, but normally

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Bence Damokos
What is currently stopping a community assessment from being carried out? (If indeed the community has the actual desire to do it -- I assume the data is as public as it gets at the WMF's current level of transparency.) Best regards, Bence On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM, Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Bence Damokos
On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 9:14 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 27 April 2014 15:01, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: What is currently stopping a community assessment from being carried out? (If indeed the community has the actual desire to do it -- I assume the data

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ASBS sessions update

2014-04-14 Thread Bence Damokos
Thanks Chris for the update. I was not in the session, but there is an Etherpad I will be looking at: http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/wmcon14-14 Best regards, Bence ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ASBS sessions update

2014-04-14 Thread Bence Damokos
not be there for whatever reason.) Best regards, Bence On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks Chris for the update. I was not in the session, but there is an Etherpad I will be looking at: http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/wmcon14-14 Best regards, Bence

[Wikimedia-l] Chaptersplanet.org

2014-04-13 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi all, As we have been discussing communication and sharing of experiences at various sessions here at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, I wanted to remind people of the chaptersplanet.org website i set up a few years ago that aggregates blog posts, reports and newsletters from the various

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chaptersplanet.org

2014-04-13 Thread Bence Damokos
on Earth it's so large page. My browser started to lag badly while opening that page which is 46 A4 pages if we print it. Yours sincerely, Base 13.04.2014 15:20, Bence Damokos написав(ла): Hi all, As we have been discussing communication and sharing of experiences at various sessions here

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Cynthia Ashley-Nelson (Cindamuse)

2014-04-12 Thread Bence Damokos
, and the other community members gathered here in Berlin: Carlos Colina, Chair, Wikimedia Affiliations Committee Bence Damokos, Outgoing chair, Wikimedia Affiliations Committee ___ Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately

[Wikimedia-l] New Affiliations Committee leadership

2014-04-10 Thread Bence Damokos
to leave the committee in the very capable hands of Carlos and Cynthia, and will remain an ordinary member of AffCom going forward. Best regards, Bence Damokos Member, Affiliations Committee ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fuck the community, who cares

2014-04-07 Thread Bence Damokos
I am not sure it would qualify as a public statement rather than a sentence taken and quoted out of context from a closed meeting - in other words, it was not made at a public, accessible location, rather at a closed meeting (with limited places, an entrance fee, etc.). While there are published

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-03-31 Thread Bence Damokos
Please note that this year the invitation to the conference states Organizations who would like to send more than two persons will have to book and pay for all their travel and accommodation themselves. - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Registration - There is no more a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-21 Thread Bence Damokos
Thanks Erik, for looking into it constructively. Looking forward to the report and the learnings from the assessment. Best regards, Bence On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 11:55 PM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: Eric, in this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Link to Wikimedia Shop now included in the English Wikipedia sidebar

2014-02-27 Thread Bence Damokos
I seem to remember it was geotargeted to the US, wasn't it? The change seems to have been made at the end of January, if I am reading Gerrit right (to which there is no guarantee): https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/98885/ Best regards, Bence On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Philippe Beaudette

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-20 Thread Bence Damokos
/wiki/Talk:WMF_Board_meetings/2013-11-24/FAQ#AffCom_response(translations can be provided at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/February_2014_Statement). The English version is copied below for your convenience. Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliations Committee Dear

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread Bence Damokos
Speaking in my personal capacity, I echo the surprise that the Board has decided to move a motion before they had full or close to full consensus on the issue - which is in general a departure from the usual. I can only assume that there was a better reason behind the urgency than the need to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of two new user groups

2014-01-30 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Laura, The Brasilian community has a long history with many twists. At one time there was a proposed chapter that the Board has recognized but was never founded; and the Affiliations Committee has recommended the user group route for the community in their current aspiration to form a

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of two new user groups

2014-01-29 Thread Bence Damokos
. Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliations Committee ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list 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] Affiliations Committee election results

2014-01-18 Thread Bence Damokos
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Affiliations_Committee#Future_members. The next call for candidates is expected in November 2014, with new members joining in January 2015. Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliations Committee ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Extensive feedback from WMDE to the FDC process

2014-01-15 Thread Bence Damokos
Thanks Pavel for sharing this. I think a bigger conversation will be on-going on Meta and in general on where to continue it in the real world. It might be useful to keep in mind that the movement has already invested and committed to bringing all chapters (and possibly thorgs) to the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Extensive feedback from WMDE to the FDC process

2014-01-15 Thread Bence Damokos
is finished (in May). best, dariusz On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks Pavel for sharing this. I think a bigger conversation will be on-going on Meta and in general on where to continue it in the real world. It might be useful to keep

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Become a member of the Affiliations Committee!

2013-12-01 Thread Bence Damokos
regards, Bence On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 5:52 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: // For translated versions, please consult https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Call_for_Candidates_2014 // Dear all, The Affiliations Committee [1], the committee that is responsible

[Wikimedia-l] Wikisource Community User Group recognized

2013-11-24 Thread Bence Damokos
/Wikisource_Community_User_Group_%E2%80%93_November_2013. The group has already signed the user group agreement, their first round of recognition runs until 31 November 2014. Please join me in welcoming them and wishing them luck. Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliations Committee P.S

[Wikimedia-l] Become a member of the Affiliations Committee!

2013-11-05 Thread Bence Damokos
. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested.[3] Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliations Committee [1]: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee (please follow the links and familiarize yourself with our work) [2]: Our member

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-12 Thread Bence Damokos
the bidders and other interested parties to provide their own feedback. Best regards, Asaf Bartov, Bence Damokos, Arnau Duran, Itzik Edri, Mike Peel, Osmar Valdebenito, Ilario Valdelli Wikimedia Conference 2014 Location Committee [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Bids

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who will host Wikimedia Conference 2014? Bidding process is open!

2013-10-02 Thread Bence Damokos
I believe it was a matter of keeping the travel cost estimate simple - note that the wmf (staff, board, fdc, affcom) and future chapters, thorgs and possibly user groups were also not counted. Amical should definitely be invited again, and indeed there is a member from Amical participating in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Request for consultation about the Community logo

2013-09-23 Thread Bence Damokos
Thanks for posting this and for putting in the work on a short notice. Just to clarify: your preferred/proposed course of action has changed over the weekend, from registering a standard trademark to a community mark? And to further our mission: do we have a Wikipedia article about this type of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Request for consultation about the Community logo

2013-09-23 Thread Bence Damokos
(correct slip of the tongue...) On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 4:05 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks for posting this and for putting in the work on a short notice. Just to clarify: your preferred/proposed course of action has changed over the weekend, from registering a standard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Request for consultation about the Community logo

2013-09-23 Thread Bence Damokos
(And to answer my own second question - with the correct search term, there is indeed an article in 3 languages.) On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 4:09 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: (correct slip of the tongue...) On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 4:05 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who will host Wikimedia Conference 2014? Bidding process is open!

2013-09-20 Thread Bence Damokos
The name conference doesn't mean that it has to stick to the traditional conference format. Indeed, one of the suggested discussion topics (both in general, and for the actual programme committee) is to consider different formats and approaches (e.g. using the event for capacity building

[Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Commitee Wikimania Report

2013-09-19 Thread Bence Damokos
regards, Bence -- Bence Damokos, Chair, Affiliations Commitee ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-28 Thread Bence Damokos
Can somebody summarize the concerns raised in that RfC? Best regards, Bence On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 2:36 AM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: Hi, there is a famous quote on courage by Winston Churchill, a British Prime Minister, who once wisely said: Courage is what it

[Wikimedia-l] Approval of WCUG Greece as Wikimedia User Group

2013-07-20 Thread Bence Damokos
Day 2013 and organized an edit-a-thon recently on el.wp as part of the World War I edit-a-thons. The group is also working towards chapterhood in the future. The Affiliations Committee's recognition is valid until 31 July 2014. Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliatons Committee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-17 Thread Bence Damokos
On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 7:52 AM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: However, as you correctly write, that banner only served those millions of our viewers a cached image that was uploaded to donate.wm.org (so it was cached the usual way) and /only/ if they had clicked the play

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-17 Thread Bence Damokos
On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: Victor Grigas wrote: This was because much of the material surrounding the video was written in English, and there was a lot of it, so translation would have been slow, expensive and prone to error.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Internal-l] 2013-2014 Round 1 FDC eligibility status IRC office hours

2013-07-16 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Itzik, As far as I understand, the activity report is a requirement in the chapters agreement, which the WMF is finally starting to take somewhat seriously. (§8 [1]) But otherwise I agree that the FDC process requires quite a bit of time spent on it throughout the year. Best regards, Bence

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Uruguay recognized as newest chapter

2013-07-14 Thread Bence Damokos
and wish them success in furthering our mission in Uruguay! Best regards, Bence Damokos, Chair, Affiliations Committee ___ Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list

[Wikimedia-l] Recognizing the GLAM-Wiki U.S. Consortium as a Wikimedia User Group

2013-06-26 Thread Bence Damokos
to the Wikimedia affiliate family, and go ahead and sign up to be a member if you would like to participate in its work. Best regards. Bence Damokos, Affiliations Committee [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/GLAM-Wiki_U.S._Consortium_%E2%80%93_June_2013 [2] http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia for Diplomats (June 21)

2013-06-18 Thread Bence Damokos
I will be representing myself as a Wikimedia volunteer, who happens to hold a title related to AffCom and has a somewhat theoretical education of what diplomacy is supposed to be. I hope I am not totally unqualified to speak about the Wikipedia topics. The webinar will be broadcast using Google

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia for Diplomats (June 21)

2013-06-18 Thread Bence Damokos
On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:03 PM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: Bence Damokos wrote: I hope I am not totally unqualified to speak about the Wikipedia topics. Quite the contrary, I think you're very knowledgeable about the subject—but what does AffCom have to do

[Wikimedia-l] Approval of Wikimedians of Nepal user group

2013-05-30 Thread Bence Damokos
trademark use and simplified access to grants. Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliatons Committee ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-28 Thread Bence Damokos
Personally I think this line of the conversation (people resigning/fired) is taking the situation a bit too far. At the least not having volunteers administer the WMF's wiki is just punishment already. It seems that the WMF is unlikely to change its policy, so the best they can do to heal the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-28 Thread Bence Damokos
(typo fix) On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Personally I think this line of the conversation (people resigning/fired) is taking the situation a bit too far. At the least not having volunteers administer the WMF's wiki is just punishment already

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2012 Annual Report

2013-05-16 Thread Bence Damokos
On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Gregory Varnum, 12/05/2013 19:47: Nemo, I'm not sure what you mean by a single person's POV. Are you referring to Stephen? No. It doesn't matter who that is. Geoff speaking and signing his post as General

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

2013-05-14 Thread Bence Damokos
Wikimania, but having much less fancy budget is always welcome. On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Tomasz, On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:14 PM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: Gregory Varnum wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

2013-05-13 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Tomasz, On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:14 PM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: Gregory Varnum wrote: I am not sure what you mean by none of the members being willing to comment. Our chair has responded several times on Meta and many others have responded to Odder

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2012 Annual Report

2013-05-11 Thread Bence Damokos
On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: phoebe ayers, 01/05/2013 21:54: Dear Bence and all, This is a very good report! It is very clear, just the right length and gives a good picture of all of the activity of the committee -- both accomplishments

[Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2012 Annual Report

2013-05-01 Thread Bence Damokos
the Committee is at right now, even though this year is facing up to be a busy one. Any questions, or feedback are welcome, especially as we are still experimenting with reporting format, content, and the level of detail. Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliations Committee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: [WCA][Governance] Training for chapter and thematic org. board members

2013-04-21 Thread Bence Damokos
Sounds like a great idea. Best regards, Bence On Sunday, April 21, 2013, Fae f...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: The majority of chapter boards (and the proposed thematic organizations) do not routinely have an induction process with training in expected reporting requirements, liability as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-09 Thread Bence Damokos
It seems that applying to the FDC for funding periods already begun has been outruled going forward: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Frequently_asked_questions#fundingperiodinthepast. If I read the FAQ correctly. I am not sure if the WMF is giving itself and exception? Best regards,

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Esperanto kaj Libera Scio as user group

2013-04-05 Thread Bence Damokos
directly by the Affiliations Committee, for a fixed, renewable time-period and they are to enjoy limited trademark use and simplified access to grants. Best regards, Bence Damokos Chair, Affiliatons Committee ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-27 Thread Bence Damokos
Dear all, I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have resolved to recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Armenia This group has already put a lot of effort into promoting Wikipedia

[Wikimedia-l] WikiVoyage Association as a thematic organization

2013-03-10 Thread Bence Damokos
Dear all, I wanted to update you on behalf of the Affiliations Committee that we are now considering the application of a proposed thematic organisation to support WikiVoyage, the WikiVoyage Association, the erstwhile stewards of the project. You can see the proposal at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiVoyage Association as a thematic organization

2013-03-10 Thread Bence Damokos
, Mar 10, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Bence Damokos, 10/03/2013 19:18: We will be monitoring the talk page at http://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Talk:Wikivoyage_**Associationhttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikivoyage_Associationto see if there is any new

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiVoyage Association as a thematic organization

2013-03-10 Thread Bence Damokos
I think both of you have some good points. I would argue that currently, only a subset of chapters is fully funded from fundraising revenues, and many of the rest rely on membership fees to finance some or all of their administrative costs (while individual, more expensive programmes can be funded

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiVoyage Association as a thematic organization

2013-03-10 Thread Bence Damokos
It would depend on the circumstances (e.g. the relationship between the groups, their history), but in theory thematic organizations are not meant to be fully exclusive in relation to their chosen theme. There could be more thematic organizations focusing on WikiVoyage. This possibility is one

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Call for chapter peer review participation

2013-03-01 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi all, Speaking of chapter peer review, you might be interested in this great cooperation between WM DE and WM AR that might serve as a model: http://blog.wikimedia.de/2013/03/01/tutoria-in-buenos-aires/ Best regards, Bence On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 12:10 AM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote: In the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Provisional Wikimedia Kenya no longer a chapter

2013-03-01 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Mike, They have not yet incorporated and haven't signed a chapters agreement. They are not being encouraged to incorporate without being certain that they want to and are able to take on the responsibilities of running an organization (with the requirements to file government reports; have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Election for WCA Chairperson

2013-02-25 Thread Bence Damokos
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: On Feb 25, 2013 9:41 AM, James Alexander jameso...@gmail.com wrote: Err ok, I'm sorry but this actually moves to the realms of scary. You require the new Council member to send in a statement ... pledging

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Election for WCA Chairperson

2013-02-25 Thread Bence Damokos
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: On Feb 25, 2013 9:41 AM, James Alexander jameso...@gmail.com wrote: Err ok, I'm sorry but this actually moves to the realms

[Wikimedia-l] Are chapters part of the community and board seats for affiliates?

2013-02-19 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi, I'll separate this out as I think it is a really interesting conversation, and as I have heard the two arguments below repeated numerous times, it might be useful to think about it and the future shape of things a bit more. I think the fundamental question is how legitimate can an interest

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are chapters part of the community and board seats for affiliates?

2013-02-19 Thread Bence Damokos
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 2:42 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: All that said, the chapter selected board seat is related to the communities the chapters are embedded in at a further step of remove because of the way the process is conducted. (The list of candidates and questions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are chapters part of the community and board seats for affiliates?

2013-02-19 Thread Bence Damokos
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 3:32 PM, Thehelpfulone thehelpfulonew...@gmail.comwrote: On 19 February 2013 13:48, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: To be perfectly fair, all the nominations for the 2012 selection were public, so this was less of a problem than in 2010 when they were

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: IRC Office Hours

2013-01-26 Thread Bence Damokos
As a reminder, this is still scheduled for next Monday at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours. Best regards, Bence On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Gayle Karen Young gyo...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Hello! I'll be doing an open office hours on IRC at #wikimedia-office on January

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Featuring the edit tab in Vector (by making it red)

2013-01-10 Thread Bence Damokos
The correct link is vi.wikipedia.org This vi.wikipedAI.org domain should be checked out by Legal at WMF, though... Best regards, Bence On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 9:51 PM, Mono monom...@gmail.com wrote: On vi.wikipedai.org the non mainspaces are green - maybe just a tab like that? On Thu,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

2012-12-28 Thread Bence Damokos
Thank you Ziko – your post is great! ( http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Thematic_Organizations#Scope_and_names_for_movement_entities ) Best regards, Bence (P.S. AffCom is still looking for new members ready to think about the hard questions that are raised there:

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