[Wikimedia-l] Project Grant: Twitterpedian-in-Residence -- Request for Review and Endorsement (10/11 -- today -- deadline)

2016-10-11 Thread Brill Lyle
*Apologies if you receive this as a cross-posting. I am re-sending this one last time as there is an October 11 deadline for review, and the grant has been updated a bit. **Thanks in advance.* Hi Wikipedians, I have written a *Wikimedia Grant Proposal: "Twitterpedian-in-Residence"* and would be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts about upcoming Wikimedia strategy

2016-09-12 Thread Brill Lyle
Good points and thoughts here, Pine. *3. Governance* *Decentralization*I think is non-ideal. If WMF becomes incapacitated or corrupted the whole ship goes down. I don't see how decentralizing the structure would prevent this happenstance -- or more importantly provide a solution or contingency

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

2016-08-23 Thread Brill Lyle
I am fundamentally dismayed to read the response that this is not a discussion. I am baffled. Shutting down discussion is rule #1 in NOT fostering community. To create a one-way flow of communication with parties engaged enough to take the time to actively discuss concerns is a non-ideal

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

2016-08-22 Thread Brill Lyle
This is beautifully said. I just love it. Thank you! > On Aug 22, 2016, at 8:13 PM, Gnangarra wrote: > > We need to focus on building communities > > To me the first thing that should change is rather than focusing on how to > bring down chapters we should be focusing on

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

2016-08-19 Thread Brill Lyle
I agree with Lane. Setting higher criteria is all well and good -- as is expecting boards to be cognizant of these expectations. But we are dealing with volunteers doing a significant amount of free digital labor and organizing. To set a bar super high in that structure is a lot to expect of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Iowa User Group

2016-08-08 Thread Brill Lyle
This is great news. I've been trying to assist interested Nebraska Wikipedia editors and librarians with editathons and basic organization. The Midwest Silicon Prairie should include Wikipedia 100%! Please reach out if Wikimedia NYC or other chapters can skill-share, etc. Our chapter has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Suggesting moderation

2016-07-26 Thread Brill Lyle
I was on a very active music mailing list for over 10 years and I was grateful it was not moderated. Moderation can inhibit discussion, even when there are disruptors, and it also requires moderators donate a lot of volunteer hours. Which I think within the Wikimedia family community is already

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-27 Thread Brill Lyle
Saw this on the latest issue of Tech News ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2016/26). Thought it might be interest as it's directly related to this thread. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Edit_Review_Improvements see also: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/edit-review-improvements/

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Brill Lyle
I know David in real life so maybe I am not as objective as I could be but I know how hard he works and how diligent he is about this admin work he does. He is doing the devil's work in my opinion. I couldn't do what he does so I'm thankful for his efforts. Thank you David. When David has flagged

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Brill Lyle
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BrillLyle>* On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Brill Lyle <wp.brilll...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks for the responses. I think the overarching thought I have is that > Wikipedia needs to learn as much from editors as editors need to learn from >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Brill Lyle
s really great to see this > various explanations. > > > On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 6:34 PM, Brill Lyle <wp.brilll...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > Gadzooks! The comments you made about friendly editors to a large > community > > of Wikipedia editors, maybe re-t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-25 Thread Brill Lyle
r <mmi...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi! > > Thank you for your responses. > > On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:29 PM, Brill Lyle <wp.brilll...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > Please include your user name and the name of the article you were > working > > on. Without an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-25 Thread Brill Lyle
it's less contested? Best, - Erika *Erika Herzog* Wikipedia *User:BrillLyle <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BrillLyle>* On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 4:11 AM, carl hansen <carlhansen1...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Brill Lyle, normally connecting real world identity with Wikipedia id >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-25 Thread Brill Lyle
Hi Mitar, I haven't been on Wiki-l that long so not sure how (or if) people respond to this issue, which is somewhat common. I will take a stab at responding and will try to keep it short and sweet as you said you don't want a lot of Wiki:Rulz First off: Please include your user name and the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community survey to support the WMF ED search starts right now

2016-06-20 Thread Brill Lyle
I have over 15 years experience working in the private sector at an investment bank, much of it working in Mergers & Acquisitions where companies and their leadership were the focus of evaluating companies. I would hope that whatever information is in the A.T. Kearney report, or anything coming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The end

2016-05-17 Thread Brill Lyle
I feel really bad for the person who started this thread. I hope and assume that the WMF response means they have some sort of way to provide support to someone suffering from ideations of suicide. In addition to a policy on safe space -- which I know exists and our local chapter as well as our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ArticlePlaceholder now live on first 4 Wikipedias

2016-05-13 Thread Brill Lyle
This is a tool that will be really useful to the AfroCROWD initiative that Alice Backer leads (cc'd, as well as Pharos) -- especially for the Haitian Creole community. I'm hoping AfroCROWD and WM NYC can support an intensive translatathon focusing on Wikidata, and really take advantage of this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] REMINDER: Invitation to upcoming office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

2016-05-13 Thread Brill Lyle
Herzog* Wikipedia *User:BrillLyle* <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BrillLyle> Secretary, Wikimedia NYC <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC> On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 9:22 PM, Kevin Smith <ksm...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 7:04 AM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Florida Librarians of Wikipedia

2016-05-12 Thread Brill Lyle
Congratulations to this new user group! Hope it's okay -- I added a link to this meta page to the Wikipedia:Meetup namespace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup#Projects_.26_initiatives Please reach out if any of us local Wikipedia chapters can be of assistance. To the best of our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] REMINDER: Invitation to upcoming office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

2016-05-12 Thread Brill Lyle
1. The sound quality was fine from what I saw and heard. I was on a desktop computer using the Blue Jeans thing (which had the YouTube video playing) and IRC chat -- and etherpad 2. Session notes were done live in Wiki Markup format on the etherpad which resulted in a truly great cooperative

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board meeting minutes

2016-05-11 Thread Brill Lyle
Also, a request: Please add: - User names (i.e., {{User0|BrillLyle}} - Links to relevant topics of conversation (i.e., Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Agreement) and events (i.e., WikiCite 2016) The March meeting minutes are making me itchy -- I want to add these links Here at WM NYC we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] election for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees ends May 7...

2016-05-05 Thread Brill Lyle
Thanks for doing this. It is much appreciated. - Erika *Erika Herzog* Wikipedia *User:BrillLyle* Secretary, Wikimedia NYC On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 11:30 PM, Gregory Varnum

Re: [Wikimedia-l] election for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees ends May 7...

2016-05-03 Thread Brill Lyle
Agree wholeheartedly. Don't need details but a summary list of chapters and the record of who voted would be very welcome. I was dismayed that this information was private. It seems like transparency of basic information like this should be the goal here. I don't think detailed information is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Calendars

2016-04-29 Thread Brill Lyle
Hi Quiddity, This is great. I will go over the link you shared. I think I combed through many if not all of these pages, but will double-check. The Calendars I sent out previously now live on the WM NYC Event Archive page here:

[Wikimedia-l] Calendars

2016-04-28 Thread Brill Lyle
Hello -- In an effort to de-clutter the Wikimedia NYC calendar -- and to support the various initiatives and enhance event calendaring within Wikimedia -- after some active discussion, Wikimedia NYC (well that would be me) has set up the following calendars. Many events were pulled from these

[Wikimedia-l] Videos from Jerusalem Hackathon & WikiArabia

2016-04-28 Thread Brill Lyle
In case you haven't seen these, the videos below were shared during today's WMF Metrics and Activities Meeting - April 2016. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_2016_Wikimedia_Hackathon_in_Jerusalem.webm https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WikiArabia_tech_meetup_in_Ramallah_2016.webm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding Citation Hunt

2016-04-23 Thread Brill Lyle
I agree this is not a black and white issue. To depend upon a volunteer workforce to chip away at big picture issues -- especially relating to citations (with the idea that they become systemized and full on integrated with Wikidata in a super user friendly way) -- is (a) impractical and (b)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [recent changes]

2016-04-11 Thread Brill Lyle
Thanks for the response, Pine. I don't know if I agree with your assessment re: resigning being the solution, but I am as not fully versed in many of the details as you are obviously. I see this resignation as a real loss to the community, and hope that possibly going forward there might be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [recent changes]

2016-04-09 Thread Brill Lyle
I find this issue of Conflict of Interest exceedingly problematic. Almost every person working and living today will have a conflict of interest somehow, especially as one becomes a contributor to any of the Wikimedia projects, gets to know people, tries to organize events or promote the value of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Massive Online Open Course about Wikipedia

2016-04-05 Thread Brill Lyle
ut it, so > we can learn from each other's efforts, as well as come up with a > successful "recipe" for those who want to start one. > > Best, > Shani. > > On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 6:48 PM, Brill Lyle <wp.brilll...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I am curious about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Massive Online Open Course about Wikipedia

2016-04-05 Thread Brill Lyle
I am curious about the overlap -- if any -- between the WikiMOOC initiatives and WikiEdu. It seems like these are inter-related initiatives that duplicate efforts to some degree? I understand WikiEdu is focused on North America, so maybe that answers the question, but it sounds very frustrating