Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timeline of recent events at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-02-22 Thread Charles Gregory
That's a great wrap-up - thanks Molly! For something a bit different, here is an outsiders view. I found this on reddit, posted by a user named Ken_Thomas (I don't know who this is, but it seems to be someone vaguely aware of, but not heavily involved in, the off-wiki side of things). I thought

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Warning: Wikimedia-l Google Group

2015-01-09 Thread Charles Gregory
I believe the problem occurs if you use a gmail (or domain with google apps) email address which differs to the email address you were subscribed to the list with. Being a Google service, the group interface tries to use your gmail account. MZ's email method works well! If you need the direct

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-08 Thread Charles Gregory
Russavia (and everyone), I've asked about, and from I can find the WMF has contracted out collection of BPay payments to a third party merchant (an Australian business). This has been the case since the first fundraiser that WMAU was not involved in payment processing (2011 I think). Regards,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-04 Thread Charles Gregory
.29 Regards, Charles Gregory / User:Chuq Wikimedia Australia On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 5:14 AM, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 04.12.2014 02:30, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: On Thu, Dec 4, 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-03 Thread Charles Gregory
I don't think anyone is surprised when the Reg publishes a negative article about Wikipedia/Wikimedia. Someone there seems to have had an axe to grind for years. But in this case, we certainly need to stop giving them the ammo. Regards, Charles On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Andreas Kolbe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-02 Thread Charles Gregory
Just as an aside - tweets about the fundraiser don't appear to be the best source for informed commentary: https://twitter.com/search?f=realtimeq=wikipedia%20donationssrc=typd Examples: Wikipedia is begging for $3 donations? That screams 'Hey, we're in a little trouble over here'. Silly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Charles Gregory
On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Isarra Yos zhoris...@gmail.com wrote: On 11/09/14 22:06, Pete Forsyth wrote: Personally, I have no problem with the existence of the conference, but I find its name alienating. Not everyone agrees with that assessment, but clearly some others in this thread

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Charles Gregory
... but the conference has been running for a few years, and has gradually evolved over that time, from primarily chapters, to other affiliate organisations, AffCom itself, FDC in recent years, etc. I don't think anyone is suggesting any revolutionary changes for the next one? Just a change in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons and OCILLA

2014-06-11 Thread Charles Gregory
Michael, I assume it is Ray Saintonge of Wikimedia Canada (User:Eclecticology) Regards, Charles (User:Chuq) Wikimedia Australia On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:09 PM, Michael Maggs mich...@maggs.name wrote: Hi Yann This is a really useful resource. Who is looking after it now, and how is it

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

2014-03-31 Thread Charles Gregory
Farewell and good luck Ziko! You have the dubious notability of being the first Wikimedian I met outside my home country! Hopefully you'll still be active in the community and I'll see you around again! Charles / User:Chuq Hobart, Australia On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM, Jon Davies

[Wikimedia-l] Over 20000 maps released as CC0 by NY Public Library

2014-03-31 Thread Charles Gregory
From the NYPL's blog - http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/03/28/open-access-maps The Lionel Pincus Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions. To

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2014-03-10 Thread Charles Gregory
Hi everyone, I thought it may be worth pointing out that this conversation has be re-opened by Jimmy on reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/201fa6/hello_from_jimmy_wales_of_wikipedia/http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/201fa6/hello_from_jimmy_wales_of_wikipedia/ On it he

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement for the police about the fundraising?

2014-02-07 Thread Charles Gregory
to translate Nemo's link the first time around!) Regards, Charles Gregory (User:Chuq) On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 8:33 AM, Leinonen Teemu teemu.leino...@aalto.fiwrote: Hi, I just got a message that the Finnish Police have asked the fi.wikipedia, by sending an email to the wikifi-ad

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement for the police about the fundraising?

2014-02-07 Thread Charles Gregory
the fundraising banner probably primarily attracted donations from people in Finland, it likely attracted plenty of donations from other countries as well. Best, Kevin Gorman On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Charles Gregory wmau.li...@chuq.net wrote: In Australia, we (Wikimedia Australia) had to get

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Charles Gregory
Congratulations WMUK and the London 2014 team! Thanks also to the Arusha bid - hopefully there will be another opportunity in the future! Regards, Charles / User:Chuq On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:30 AM, Markus Glaser markus.gla...@wikimedia.dewrote: Congratulations, London and WMUK! Looking