Wouldn't this fall within the scope of [[WP:Outlines]] already, and
therefore doesn't need its sister project? Future developments of Wikidata
will make it even easier for such articles on Wikipedia to be updated.
On 17 June 2013 19:56, Alex Peek alexpe...@gmail.com wrote:
So will there be a Wikipedia blackout?
PS. June 4 is the perfect date for such protests :)
On 3 June 2013 23:42, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote:
The EFF reports that this announcement by Taiwanese Wikimedians does
appear to have had an effect:
Following this discussion up, I've proposed an exemption doctrine policy
for Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Exemption_doctrine_policy
On 29 May 2013 17:24, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote:
Crossed to Wikimedia-l, see Deryck's e-mail below.
On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Deryck Chan
This time misses the point of risk management - it's all probabilistic
rather than deterministic. It is totally reasonable for WMF to have judged
that the differences between the two logos are large enough that a
trademark claim is sufficiently *unlikely* to happen. But outliers do occur
Congratulations Ganesh and the Nepal team! Are there plans to move on and
transition to an incorporated Wikimedia chapter?
On 30 May 2013 17:32, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:
I am happy to inform you that the Affiliations Committee has approved the
recognition of a
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
On 18 May 2013 19:30, AddisWang addiswan...@gmail.com wrote:
There may be no reason for me to post a Blocking Notification to the mail
list, but this thing will absolutely let you feel shocked which I think
Hello. Meta now supports automatic conversion between different regional
variants of standard Chinese. Can someone disable translation to zh-hans,
zh-hant, zh-hk, and zh-tw? Otherwise we'll end up with 4 redundant
On 14 May 2013 17:38, Benjamin Chen bencmqw...@gmail.com wrote:
In such resolutions, one always budget for the maximum plausible cost and
then underspend. It is rather unhelpful to look at the budgeted amount and
shout at it as if it's the actual amount spent.
PS. Jealous? Run for the forthcoming elections. Winners of those elections
also get to travel to
Given the foundation's recent tsunami of centralisation I'm not surprised
by this at all. The message is clear - the community doesn't belong here.
Go back to meta.
I'll be interested to see how long the WMF wiki will last before they hit
their first massive technical problem happens and they
On 30 April 2013 09:48, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote:
Yes I read your reply, but you keep stating we want, that is not that
same as together with the grant giver we agreed… I cannot overstate the
importance of the difference between the two…
People don't instantly agree
On 30 April 2013 10:22, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote:
On Apr 30, 2013, at 1:12 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote:
Le 4/30/13 12:04 AM, Nathan a écrit :
It's not logical to assume that because the WMF has funds it should in
On 29 April 2013 12:32, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net wrote:
I'd like to come back to this - if the entity was told they were eligible
(which certainly looks to be the case from the public documents), when was
it discovered they were not?
When the FDC recommendations were
Sent from my iPhone
On 29 Apr 2013, at 12:43, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk wrote:
-- Forwarded message --
From: Deryck Chan deryckc...@gmail.com
Date: 29 Apr 2013 12:42
Dear trusty Wikimedians,
The FDC decisions are out on Sunday. Despite my desperate attempts to
assist WMHK's board to keep up with deadlines and comply with seemingly
endless requests from WMF grantmaking and FDC support staff, we received an
overwhelmingly negative assessment which resulted in a
You mean, there is a cabal-l? How I wish I was invited! ;-)
On 17 April 2013 21:30, Thehelpfulone thehelpfulonew...@gmail.com wrote:
Last week I noticed a nice design for the list info page of the WLM-US
mailing list that I tweaked for this mailing list:
So it has changed indeed! A non-Wikimedian friend told me today that he
noticed the font of the favicon is different.
On 13 April 2013 21:56, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:
For the curious: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Favicon.
As a side note, the first panel of the comic also openly calls its readers
to edit war over certain articles.
On 1 April 2013 20:22, Manuel Schneider manuel.schnei...@wikimedia.chwrote:
Did you see this April's Fool Day comic on xkcd, with an interactivly
growing dog: The dog gains a pound
Because we've decided that [[WP:Ownership of articles]] is wrong, and
wronger if there's financial sponsorship involved.
On 29 March 2013 22:36, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote:
I've just seen an OTRS ticket asking why isn't Wikipedia giving its
pages for adoption (like when you adopt
On Mar 7, 2013 8:11 AM, Keegan Peterzell keegan.w...@gmail.com wrote:
On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Katie Chan k...@ktchan.info wrote:
On 06/03/2013 23:00, MZMcBride wrote:
Out of curiosity, if you sign an NDA as a volunteer, what is the
disclosure period, then? Is it indefinite?
As far as I know, NDAs are primarily for protecting people's privacy. I
signed a WMF NDA because I'll be reviewing Wikimania scholarships, and I'll
see the real names and nationalities etc of many Wikimedia volunteers who
attend Wikimania but still try to keep their RL identity separate from
No, because you haven't described what you're bringing :)
On the other hand, a detailed, grammatically correct description of
stroopwafels will almost certainly gain full marks for the English ability
criterion. (And perhaps a bonus for interest in Wikimania if you make a
On 5 February 2013 15:30, Ilario Valdelli valde...@gmail.com wrote:
On 05.02.2013 16:18, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote:
there's nothing to pick up so far. The FDC has not held any meetings since
(obviously), and it generally operates within the mandate given by the
Board (which makes all
There is also some work being conducted to investigate ways of writing a
modification to Moodle to allow HTML to be imported from wiki pages to
directly, providing a transclusion function.
This sentence looks somewhat awkward...
On 11 January 2013 15:41, Stevie Benton
Wait, fundraising is finishing early this year? Last time I heard anything,
the storytelling team is still desperately scrambling new appeals to try
out within this fundraiser. Correct me if I'm misinformed.
On Dec 24, 2012 6:00 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote:
On Dec 24,
Too often what happens is: I try to help a newbie by email; but before they
make much progress another admin comes and blocks them for the damage
they've already caused. Obviously the newbie gives up.
Suggested technical improvement: create notices like editnotice on the
block screen saying Admin
On 17 October 2012 09:16, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.ilwrote:
2012/10/17 Strainu strain...@gmail.com:
2012/10/17 Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com:
This has been discussed in the language committee. In the committee we
agreed that the existing languages for
On 28 September 2012 22:39, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote:
On Sep 28, 2012 9:45 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote:
Wow. I honestly didn't think the conflict of interest issue was this
The conflict wasn't that bad, but the very poor handling of it casts
Thanks for making this offer. The worst that could happen to a Wikimedia
competition is, indeed, one that requires money to join.
On Sep 27, 2012 2:15 PM, Thomas Morton morton.tho...@googlemail.com
If anyone has a good idea for a name, but lacks to funds or means to pick
-- Forwarded message --
From: Deryck Chan deryckc...@gmail.com
Date: Sep 25, 2012 11:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] FUDChilling EffectsFiltersOutlawing
To: Wikimedia Mailing List firstname.lastname@example.org
This is old news. This is what we've been protesting against all
If you're not interested in our goals, or if you agree with our goals but
refuse to collaborate, compromise, reach
concessions with other Wikitravellers, we ask that you not use this
On 12 September 2012 12:27, Thomas Morton morton.tho...@googlemail.comwrote:
[...] fortunately courts do not rely on metaphors :)
Oh they do. That's precisely what case law is. Inaccurate metaphors are the
reason that courts worldwide have a ridiculous view on what constitutes a
Just write Imported from Wikitravel and list the names of all page
authors by scrubbing the Wikitravel page. Attribution given, problem
solved! (okay, not the import practicality bit)
On 7 September 2012 21:14, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote:
On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 4:11 PM, emijrp
In contrast to Tom's opinion, I believe that WMF has done the right thing -
write the blog post in a way so as to create the biggest PR impact within
the limits of factual accuracy; and link to the PDF and discussions for the
sake of transparency.
On 6 September 2012 15:12, Thomas Morton
The MediaWiki API and Wikipedia copyright and trademark licences allow
Wikipedia Redefined to implement their ideas already. It will, of course,
be marketed as an alternative browsing and editing device like AWB
currently is. If there's enough uptake, it's never too late for WMF
Hire someone from the local Wikipedia community to do it. This can be
integrated into the proposed language community and cultural translation
WMF fellow's job description.
MediaWiki feature decisions are gruesome chores. In small language project
communities the active editors typically don't
Votes were initially cast on 11 July with Phoebe and Arne still on the
board. Then Jimmy changed his vote on 16 July.
On 25 July 2012 14:50, Béria Lima berial...@gmail.com wrote:
If they got confirmed at July
I think the clear moral of this story is that, as accommodating and
reader-friendly you can be, you just can't make everyone happy.
We should listen to all opinions and suggestions, but expect to decide most
of the time that the suggestions are simply dumb or unhelpful.
On 25 July 2012 16:22,
On 17 July 2012 00:46, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote:
I honestly don't understand why it is taking so many years to develop a
WYSIWYG editor, for example, or a new Commons search function. Honestly,
people, if you want to create paid jobs, don't inflate the chapter
On Jul 23, 2012 2:59 PM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@gmail.com wrote:
On Jul 23, 2012 11:48 AM, aude aude.w...@gmail.com wrote:
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Cristian Consonni
2012/7/18 Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com:
Short answer as I understand it:
Global blocks are the technical feature and refer to the accounts, the IPs
and the software capability; global bans are the policy and refer to the
people who are unwelcome.
On 6 July 2012 10:44, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote:
On 3 July 2012 19:08, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote:
I love it when people send e-mails to the public list, and purposefully
refrain from actually discussing the actual events at issue. You have to
read 3/4ths of the e-mail to get an idea that it's about someone being
blocked, but you still
One major problem with double language links I've encountered before was
that they confuse interwiki bots and therefore break things. Several
articles on the Cantonese Wikipedia (zh-yue.wp) pertaining to local
political and cultural issues in the Cantonese-speaking world have
__NOBOT__ on them
On a separate note about IPv6: I just saw the first IPv6 anon entry
appearing on my watchlist. It's exciting!
On 13 June 2012 13:43, Anthony wikim...@inbox.org wrote:
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM, Kim Bruning k...@bruning.xs4all.nl
I noticed that my current IPv6 address
I was skeptical with parent-like satnavs when they were first
introduced back then; I still am skeptical today. What's inadequate
about Read map*, pay attention to the road, use brain?
*I'm a big fan of using the automatic route-planning features of map
systems like Google Maps or even
Not a problem. Many east and south-east Asian countries' citizens enjoy
visa-free access to Hong Kong (
Visa-on-demand for business or leisure travel is also available for
residents of most major cities in mainland China and all of
transport, uncensored internet
connection and unhindered access to Wikimedia projects.
We hope to see you all at Wikimania 2012 in Washington DC and Wikimania
2013 in Hong Kong.
With best wishes,
Global engagement coordinator
Wikimania 2013 organizing team / Wikimedia Hong Kong
PM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk
It has come to the attention of the Wikimania 2013 Hong Kong organizing
team that there may be confusion over the situation of internet
in China and whether it affects Hong Kong. 
We would like to clarify
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