Re: [Wikimedia-l] 1000 Little Masters on-line, a Wikimedia CH / Swiss National Library project

2015-01-21 Thread Charles Andrès
20 janv. 2015 à 18:54, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru a écrit : On 2015-01-20 18:51, Charles Andrès wrote: Dear Wikimedians, please find here an information about one of the outcomes of the Wikipedian in Residence experience at the Swiss National Library, a Wikimedia CH initiative

[Wikimedia-l] 1000 Little Masters on-line, a Wikimedia CH / Swiss National Library project

2015-01-20 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear Wikimedians, please find here an information about one of the outcomes of the Wikipedian in Residence experience at the Swiss National Library, a Wikimedia CH initiative. Charles IT: Oltre 1000 Schweizer Kleinmeister on-line La Biblioteca nazionale svizzera ha reso liberamente

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France board handbook

2014-12-11 Thread charles andrès (WMCH)
Thanks a lot Wikimedia France, Another good exemple why we need to improve the Translation system on-wiki and allow to start from non-english source. Charles Le 11 déc. 2014 à 10:39, Claudia Garád claudia.ga...@wikimedia.at a écrit : Thanks for sharing Emeric and Jean-Fred! I would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-11-28 Thread Charles Andrès
Forget about Scotland and Belgium, We have all you need in Switzerland, come before we close the chapter! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Balvenie_bottle.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chimay_triple.jpg

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

2014-11-27 Thread charles andrès (WMCH)
I just try and I am randomly redirected to the localize page or the WMF page….. Le 27 nov. 2014 à 09:20, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com a écrit : The day before yesterday I was presented a fundraising banner in Switzerland which redirects to the donation page of Wmf, contrary the

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

2014-11-02 Thread charles andrès (WMCH)
Bienvenu(e)s! Le 1 nov. 2014 à 19:17, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve a écrit : Dear all, We are pleased to announce the recognition [1] of the third Wikimedia User Group from the Arab World and the fifth from Africa: Algeria Wikimedians User Group. Our Wikimedian brothers

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH just hired two new team member

2014-08-28 Thread Charles Andrès
welcome to the new members of our team and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! Anh and Charles Directors of Wikimedia CH, in the name of the core of the recruiting committee: Anh Chung, Muriel Staub, Stéphane Coillet-Matillon, Yann Heurtaux and Charles Andrès

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

2014-08-14 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear all, I would like to draw your attention on the Translation Extension for Mediawiki, since 2 years now, community members ask to improve this extension by adding the possibility to select the original language. https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35489 We are in a movement

[Wikimedia-l] Third Wikimedia CH Call for Projects

2014-07-05 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear all, Last Tuesday Wikimedia CH launched its third annual call for project. The goal of this annual call for projects is to base our annual plan for the year 2015 on community ideas and needs. Based on your inputs, we will prepare the next round of APG application (1), with as much as

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH is looking for a French Community Liaison

2014-06-30 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear all, Wikimedia CH is looking for a French Community Liaison French-Community Liaison - 50% Reporting directly to the Chief Science Officer (CSO), the FCL works actively with the Swiss French Wikimedia community in order to support it accomplishing projects and get in touch with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WMFr] Feedback on the last 2 years

2014-04-15 Thread Charles Andrès
Thanks for that, And because I’m one of those who ask repeatedly I thank you twice :-) What I like in your feedback is that it echoes the « let’s do better mistake tomorrow » last saturday in Berlin.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-15 Thread Charles Andrès
In a period where all the fund dissemination of the movement is driven by the question what's the impact on wikimedia project and a community-driven process, I would suggest that any redistribution of the funds done by the WMF would follow the same rules. Charles Le 15 avr. 2014 à 21:57,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Goodbye as the German president of the Dutch chapter

2014-03-30 Thread Charles Andrès
Despite all the arguments we had, I always respect the wikimedian you are, and with hindsight... even more Hope to see you soon! Charles Le 30 mars 2014 à 19:59, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl a écrit : Dear colleagues, collaborators and friends of free knowledge, After three

[Wikimedia-l] WMCH's General Assembly and new Board

2014-03-30 Thread Charles Andrès
FYI Dear fellow Wikimedians, On 23 March, 36 Wikimedia CH members met for the 8th General Assembly at the Youth Hostel in Zurich, the same location where the next Wikimedia Hackathon is going to be held in May. The total membership has increased by 66% to 387 members at the end of

[Wikimedia-l] More new editors?

2014-03-07 Thread Charles Andrès
TLDR:transform the thank you campaign after the fundraising in a Thank you campaign: became an editor Following a really nice discussion of the swiss mailing list, I had a look in the statistics here: http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikipediansEditsGt5.htm First, as unfortunately

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More new editors?

2014-03-07 Thread Charles Andrès
Yes, it's what I mean by I notice that every winter we have these increase of editors , most probably due to the fundraising campaign. charles Le 7 mars 2014 à 11:00, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com a écrit : Charles Andrès, 07/03/2014 09:35: I've been surprised by the increase

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH is looking for a Projectleader in the National Library

2013-10-18 Thread Charles Andrès
We have great News to announce today: The Swiss National Library and Wikimedia CH are looking for a germanspeaking (mother tongue not mandatory) Project Leader to establish a strong and sustainable relationship between the Wikipedia Community and the National Library. To get more information,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to force to enable Visual Editor

2013-10-16 Thread Charles Andrès
Hello James, The lesson was on the french wikipedia. I was thinking that it was account specific because the first time half of the new accounts had no VE, it looks like a random issue, but yesterday it was only one for 9 account created. Actually I haven't check the browser used, as they all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Education] How to force to enable Visual Editor

2013-10-15 Thread Charles Andrès
Thanks, but in FR.Wikipedia.org you only have the opt-out option (disable visual editor) :-( Charles ___ I use this email for mailing list only. Charles ANDRES, Chief Science Officer Wikimedia CH – Association for the advancement of free

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The next Wikimedia Conference (AKA Chapters' Meeting)

2013-08-30 Thread Charles Andrès
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Events/upcoming done Wikimedia CH step in for the Hackathon in 2014 and for the Wikimedia Conference 2015 sincerely Charles ___ I use this email for mailing list only. « Je donne mon avis non comme

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH is looking for a temporary project manager for Wiki Loves Monuments 2013

2013-06-26 Thread Charles Andrès
Project manager for Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 Contractor for a temporary position 50 % Reporting directly to the board and working in close collaboration with the Community managers and Wiki Loves Monuments working group, the project manager will be responsible for the implementation of Wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

2013-06-19 Thread Charles Andrès
innovative way to provide access to knowledge to a community who is often forgotten. Can you link to the press release here, please? -Liam / Wittylama wittylama.com Peace, love metadata On 17 June 2013 14:15, Charles Andrès charles.andres.w...@gmail.com wrote: Wikipedia for prisoners

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

2013-06-17 Thread Charles Andrès
Wikipedia for prisoners – an unexpected partnership between a swiss prison and Wikimedia CH Following an initiative from Emmanuel Engelhart, with the support of Wikimedia CH CAO, Chantal Ebongué, since March 2013, prisoners who request can have an access to Wikipedia offline (Kiwix project).

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH General Assembly and 2014 Call for project

2013-06-10 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear all, ==AGM== Wikimedia CH had its Annual General Meeting, April the 27 this year. A new board has been elected, and will officially start its mandate June 27: President: Charles Andrès (reelected) Secretary: Frédéric Schutz (reelected nut new secretary, FR press contact) Treasurer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [okfn-discuss] OKCon 2013 Call for Proposals – out now!

2013-05-10 Thread Charles Andrès
wikimedia CH is considering to propose abstract. independently we will be more than happy to help any wikimedians willing to come in Geneva if needed. Charles ___ I use this email for mailing list only. Charles ANDRES, Chairman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH staff changes in 2013

2013-04-10 Thread Charles Andrès
about the job from the early planning stages (ie. well before the job was advertised)? Did you seek professional advise on how to manage the conflict? In the UK, I think it is normal for a trustee to resign at least before they apply for the job, ideally sooner. On 9 Apr 2013 18:08, Charles

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-10 Thread Charles Andrès
Congrats and Welcome!! ___ I use this email for mailing list only. Charles ANDRES, Chairman Wikimedia CH – Association for the advancement of free knowledge – www.wikimedia.ch Skype: charles.andres.wmch IRC://irc.freenode.net/wikimedia-ch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH staff changes in 2013

2013-04-10 Thread Charles Andrès
Wikimedia CH – Association for the advancement of free knowledge – www.wikimedia.ch Skype: charles.andres.wmch IRC://irc.freenode.net/wikimedia-ch Le 10 avr. 2013 à 13:13, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com a écrit : On 10 April 2013 08:10, Charles Andrès charles.andres.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hello

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH staff changes in 2013

2013-04-09 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear all, We have the pleasure to announce the hiring of 2 new employees and one long-term contractor in 2013. On the other hand, Chantal Ebongué, our Chief Administrative Officer, will leave her job at the end of July. The three hiring are: - Manuel Schneider, as Chief Information Officer and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-04 Thread Charles Andrès
Sure, it's so much better to ask to one WMF staff to use his payed time to collect the mail and phone number of each chapters board member, whereas all of this could have been done efficiently with no cost on Internal wiki. The problem is that old wikimedians continue to consider internal like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Markus Glaser is elected Chair of the Wikimedia Chapters Association Council

2013-03-19 Thread Charles Andrès
Congratulations Markus, We hope you will find the way to free the WCA from all the bureaucracy and create a fresh restart, the future of the WCA is in the understanding of why so few chapters are really participating in the association life. We assure you and the WCA of our support, we are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising testing

2013-02-28 Thread Charles Andrès
copy from the meta page: The result of the Fundraising team and all the people involved has lead to an impressing abilities to minimize the time of display of the banners, and then decreasing the perturbation for the reader. I personally think that we reach an acceptable level of perturbation

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

2013-02-25 Thread Charles Andrès
The opt-in model make sense to be sure that all members actually support the WCA and what can be said in the name of the WCA. But this is IMHO the problem, the WCA has been presented like a body that should represent the chapters in negociation with the WMF, but it has been received like a

[Wikimedia-l] WMCH resolution about providing a web conferencing system for the Wikimedia Movement

2013-02-22 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear member of the Wikimedia Movement, During our last Wikimedia CH board meeting, we resolved to set up a web conferencing solution. After reviewing our needs, we decided that the most effective solution would be that of setting up a dedicated server for that purpose. From a chapter level

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's support of OTRS

2013-02-21 Thread Charles Andrès
Thanks Sumana, For legal reason , WMCH, as fundraising processor, had to get its own OTRS system and queues, if it's a Movement request supported by the Foundation , we will be more than happy to participate and support the development of an alternative host by a chapter or the chapter

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking back at the London Conference

2013-02-21 Thread Charles Andrès
HI Ziko, Could you give us more information about this action team?, and especially its composition because there is few information here http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Research , no more on the minute of your meeting in London, and I don't remind any public

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking back at the London Conference

2013-02-20 Thread Charles Andrès
Hello, In fact this mailing list has already been created since a while, it's just not used for the moment. The question of the hosting hasn't been discuss in this way, for the WCA WMCH is offering the hosting of chapters mailing list, chapters wiki, and some chapter wiki. So it has just

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking back at the London Conference

2013-02-19 Thread Charles Andrès
Hello Ziko, Because you want to hear: 1)Their is no census within the chapter whether we still want a deputy chair position 2)if we keep a chair and a deputy chair, it has always been planned that this position should be open to vote at the next WCA meeting 3) 7 council member connote decide

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Outcome of Wikimedia board discussion on the Chapters Association

2013-02-14 Thread Charles Andrès
from the chapters. We are ready to face them. For WMCH, --Charles Andrès (WMCH) 09:56, 14 February 2013 (UTC) http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Chapters_Association#Wikimedia_CH_statement ___ Charles ANDRES, Chairman Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strange, surprising, bold and unnecessary - reply to the WMF board statement

2013-02-06 Thread Charles Andrès
I do not see big difference between what you call wiki model and an association like the chapters association. Every individual has the same right, for specific purpose both model need to elect a guy that took the responsibility. ___ I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strange, surprising, bold and unnecessary - reply to the WMF board statement

2013-02-06 Thread Charles Andrès
It's quite easy to leave the discussion when people do not agree without, nobody forced you to change the way you are working, we all respect the way you choose. just let's respect the way other can choose. And by the way, a sarcastic analysis of the wiki model is that is working only if the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strange, surprising, bold and unnecessary - reply to the WMF board statement

2013-02-06 Thread Charles Andrès
. On 6 February 2013 13:12, Charles Andrès charles.andres.w...@gmail.comwrote: I do not see big difference between what you call wiki model and an association like the chapters association. Every individual has the same right, for specific purpose both model need to elect a guy that took

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH Living tradition in Switzerland project

2013-01-31 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear all, In 2013 and 2014 Wikimedia CH will support the development of the content associated with the Living tradition in Switzerland http://www.lebendige-traditionen.ch/index.html?lang=en One of the goal will be to provide help to create the articles about each tradition. As a preparative

[Wikimedia-l] Two 50% Community Manager position available at Wikimedia CH

2013-01-11 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear all, Wikimedia CH is looking for 2 positions of 0.5 FTE, one for Italian communities and one for German communities (percentage can be discussed). The Community Manager is a person who works actively with the communities to support it accomplishing projects and get in touch with Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser causing confusion

2012-11-28 Thread Charles Andrès
In fact we haven't seen the link before but we had the same in Switzerland, it seems that in a way people complain about the traditional banners that are to intrusive, but in the other hand they are more suspicious and have doubt about banners that are not the same than previous year! Charles

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF core and non core expenses

2012-10-08 Thread charles andrès
Dear Sue, I partially disagree with the statement we're not in a position where we need to make extraordinarily difficult choices about whether to preserve If you consider the WMF financial reserves it's true, but for what I understand, the FDC should decide about the distribution of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC Proposals

2012-10-02 Thread charles andrès
The talk page of the template is a good place to start http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:FDC_proposal_form_v1 even if it's clear that a real effort has been done about the wording, it's still need internationalization, too much sentence are ambiguous for non native english speaker.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Survey, Feedback requested, and Office Hour

2012-09-14 Thread charles andrès
Dear Jan-Bart, Unfortunately the exact wordings was I'll point out also that there are zero real-world implications for the survey results. Because we all agree that there is now such thing like a zero real-world impact survey, we really hope that the raw results of this survey will be made as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Shark IM?

2012-09-11 Thread charles andrès
I may have misunderstood, but I think it's nothing else that what we already explain to companies arguing that informations in their article are inaccurate i.e. answering improve your website with more useful information and wikipedians will use it in the article charles