Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hong Kong community's concern on implementing Hong Kong National Security Law

2020-06-30 Thread Diane Ranville
Hello William,

I am very sad to read what is happening in Hong Kong.
I am not sure how we can help, but it's important that you continue to
inform us.
If there is any way we can support your community, please let us know.

Best,
Diane

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 5:09 PM William Chan  wrote:

> Dear our beloved global community members,
>
> The National Security Bill for Hong Kong is passed today (30 Jun, HKT
> 2300). Most members within Hong Kong’s recovering community are shocked,
> considering how much it affects local politics, and at the same time,
> uncertainty brought from this decision to the local community (including
> much of the Hong Kong people). Even until this moment, not to mention its
> accessibility for the general public, the full text is only to be found at
> the time of implementation (30 Jun, HKT 2300). However, this unknown text
> will precede all common law principles within 30 minutes’ time for those
> who are currently in Hong Kong.
>
> There are a few points that we would like to bring up -- our worries this
> piece of completely unconsulted legislation (apart from few well-known
> local pro-Beijing figures), from the drafting phase to the implementation
> phase, could change the Chinese-dominant Hong Kong community work:
>
>
> 1. This piece of legislation has never entered a public consultation phase.
> The legislation is passed in a way to effectively circumvent local
> legislative council opposition. It imposes unnecessary restrictions on free
> speech, and is against all norms within local (Hong Kong) politics, where
> most bills, including the most controversial Article 23 implementation bill
> that was brought to a halt in 2003, had open public consultation. This
> piece of legislation didn’t do so, and citizens have not even read what is
> written before it became a law.
>
> 2. This piece of legislation seems to interfere with freedom of speech even
> out of local boundaries. This includes, most possibly the criminalization
> of speeches and acts that promote Hong Kong independence. This can include,
> according to what the so-called “people’s congress representative” which
> most within the city cannot vote for, said acts committed online could also
> be counted. This may mean writing for, for example, reasons that lead to
> the rise of the Hong Kong independence movement, may become a criminal act
> if written in Hong Kong. This is unprecedented, and, as we all know, IP
> addresses can be documented and tracked to prosecute personnels. If writing
> for Wikipedia becomes a criminal act, what can go right?
>
> 3. It narrows the editor base. For example, the ban of Wikipedia in China
> had completely changed the community environment for Mainland editors of
> the Chinese Wikipedia. Off-site insults became common where local policies
> could not act on as the editor base became much narrower. Without the
> input across
> the political spectrum, Wikipedia will become harder to remain neutral for
> its content.
>
> 4. Uncertainty brings whether accessing Wikipedia articles related to Hong
> Kong independence can become a crime. It’s interpretation of the bill is
> unknown, and it seems possible as the implementation of the bill violates
> how local laws are passed.
>
>
> The local offline and most members of the online community has accessed the
> effects in the short run and the long run:
>
>
> In the short run, we expect the community base to retain mostly intact,
> while meetups (currently run in an online mode due to the coronavirus
> pandemic) would attract fewer members, particularly when local
> pro-democracy (not pro-independence) figures are warned to be sent into
> jail with this piece of legislation.
>
> In the long run, if nothing changes, we expect the recovering user group
> will most likely descend into non-compliance like the former chapter, and
> similar to the current state of the offline-inactive Chinese User Group,
> Wikimedia User Group China, which ceased its offline operations after the
> Chinese government blocked Wikipedia. In the worst case scenario, the local
> community may be replaced with a pseudo-community that works more like a
> propaganda service than a User Group advocating for free speech and open
> access.
>
> We, as Hong Kong editors have tried expressing our concern but it is in
> vain because of fierce opposition from some Chinese Wikipedia editors who
> are mostly pro-Beijing. Uncertainty from the legislation, where original
> plans to react to the bill when it became open to the public, became in
> vain because of “local editors’ desire to respond when the bill is
> publicized” and the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress of
> China act to hide the bill from public access. This rendered the local
> community’s inability to react before the bill was implemented. This
> included plans to “shut down” some articles related to the ongoing 2019-20
> Hong Kong protests. Of course, this turns out to be in vain both because of
> its 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikigrannies User Group

2020-03-13 Thread Diane Ranville
This sounds awesome!
Congrannylations!

(sorry for the bad joke, I actually think this is a great project and wish
you all the best!!)

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 5:42 PM Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight <
rosiestep.w...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone!
>
>
>
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] Wikigrannies User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims
> to promote the social adaptation of the elderly, their involvement in
> Wikimedia projects. to popularize Wikiprojects among rural residents with a
> limited circle of contacts, and their involvement in Wikiprojects.
>
>
>
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
>
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>
>
>
> [1]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikigrannies_User_Group
>
> [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikigrannies_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Tool from Community Tech: Who Wrote That?

2020-01-25 Thread Diane Ranville
This is great. But it looks like it's only available on EN:WP?

On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 4:17 AM Todd Allen  wrote:

> I've just tested it out for Chrome. The load time is slightly on the long
> side, but overall, this is an excellent tool that I think will be very
> helpful indeed. Really well done!
>
> Todd
>
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 1:52 PM Ilana Fried  wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> >
> > I’m very excited to share a new tool created by the Community Tech team:
> > Who Wrote That[1],
> > available as a
> > <
> >
> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/who-wrote-that-beta/ekkbnedhfelfaidbpaedaecjiokkionn
> > >Chrome[2]
> > and Firefox[3] browser extension. We developed this tool in response to
> the
> > <
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2017/Search/Blame_tool
> > >#4
> > wish[4] from the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey[5]. With Who Wrote That?
> > (WWT), you can find authorship information directly on Wikipedia
> articles.
> > When you hover over content, the tool highlights all content by the same
> > author. When you click on content, the tool identifies the author of the
> > revision, along with revision details.
> >
> >
> > We would love your feedback[6]! You can download the
> > <
> >
> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/who-wrote-that-beta/ekkbnedhfelfaidbpaedaecjiokkionn
> > >Chrome[2]
> > and Firefox[3] extension, and documentation on the tool is available on
> the
> > MediaWiki WWT page[1]. The data and analysis in WWT come from the
> WhoColor
> > API[7], developed by WikiWho[8], and the MediaWiki API.
> >
> >
> > We hope that you all enjoy using the tool!
> >
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> >
> > Ilana Fried
> >
> > Product Manager, Community Tech
> >
> >
> > [1]. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WWT
> >
> > [2].
> >
> >
> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/who-wrote-that/ekkbnedhfelfaidbpaedaecjiokkionn
> >
> > [3]. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/whowrotethat/
> >
> > [4].
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2017/Search/Blame_tool
> >
> > [5]. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2017
> >
> > [6].
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Tech/Who_Wrote_That_tool
> >
> > [7]. https://api.wikiwho.net/en/whocolor/v1.0.0-beta/
> >
> > [8]. https://www.wikiwho.net/
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-30 Thread Diane Ranville
" having a shorter list of subjects could lead to criticism about the
content being [...] too reflective of one person's preferences"
=> well, as Amir said, the content is *already* reflective of just one
person's preferences.
Also, as Cornelius said, the idea of "what makes you happy" implies a very
subjective feeling.

So it will always be just *your* view of what makes you happy, your bias.
But: making your email shorter (even going down to just 1 item per week)
would make room for others to share *their *views, creating a balance.
I hope you try the short version on this list (as I barely have time to go
through the Signpost!).

Best,

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 12:53 AM Pine W  wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Thanks to everyone for the feedback.
>
> One point of some agreement among commenters is that they would prefer
> WMYHTW emails to be shorter. Those would be faster for me to write, but
> some problems with having a shorter list of subjects each week are that it
> could more easily lead to criticism about the content being
> unrepresentative of Wikiverse activities and too reflective of one person's
> preferences.
>
> I had hoped that having a variety of people participate in these threads
> would add diversity to the content, but participation from others has been
> rare.
>
> I will need more time to process this feedback and think about what to do.
> I don't think that any one option will satisfy everyone. One possibility is
> that I will stop sending these emails to Wikimedia-l, but will continue to
> write the version that appears in *The Signpost*. Another possibility is
> that I could write the shorter version for a few weeks and see what people
> think about it, but I worry about this option creating new problems, so at
> the moment I a leaning toward the previous option.
>
> If anyone has additional feedback to share then please let me know.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising needs your help

2019-11-29 Thread Diane Ranville
Just yesterday a donor (who is also a colleague) was very happy to learn
that her donation was used to cover expenses for people she knew (in that
case: me).
I believe the people behind the project is something we should put forward
more.

On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 2:34 AM Damon Sicore  wrote:

>
>
> > On Nov 27, 2019, at 4:08 PM, Joseph Seddon 
> wrote:
> >
> > --- What’s your favorite thing about Wikipedia that you wish our readers
> > and donors knew? ---
>
> That Jimmy Wales and WMF sold the rights to the Wikipedia trademark to
> Apple for $40k back in the early 2000s, and that Apple has the right to use
> it forever and the agreement cannot be cancelled without legal cause.
>
> This is why Wikipedia is embedded in every iOS search result.
>
> That Apple and Google make billions and billions of dollars off of
> Wikipedia content annually and that WMF refuses to charge them for their
> exclusive use and access.
>
> Which means that the $70mil or so in donations from Wikipedia users is
> really a scam because WMF lacks the courage to stand up to those
> corporations and charge them $1billion each per year to guarantee
> Wikipedia’s success.
>
> >
> > We'll use the responses to generate new test ideas
> >
> > Post your answers on list or directly to me :) Thanks in advance
> >
> > --
> > Seddon
> >
> > *Community and Audience Engagement Associate*
> > *Advancement (Fundraising), Wikimedia Foundation*
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Diane Ranville
Hi Pine,

Personally, the reason I don't answer to WMYHTW? is that - to be honest - I
actually find it too long and visually unappealing (too many links, looks
very technical) so I read the first few lines, then I skip and go to the
next email. I really like the idea though, and when I have time, I click a
few links, but indeed it doesn't prompts me to answer because, well... it
looks more like a newsletter than an actual call for conversation.

Maybe this would have more success with a shorter format, maybe including
images directly inside text. You could also try cross-posting it to
Wikimedia Space, where engagement is less intimidating because it looks
more like social media (you can "like", comment, etc). It makes me think
about this post
,
which triggered quite a few answers.

Hope this helps!
Best,
Diane


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 9:36 AM Pine W  wrote:

> Hello colleagues,
>
> I would like to ask for your advice about one issue with the "What's making
> you happy this week?" emails.
>
> I was hoping that people would frequently comment in the email threads
> and/or on the talk pages of WMYHTW publications in *The Signpost* to share
> what is making them happy, in the Wikiverse or elsewhere. However, comments
> are somewhat rare.
>
> I am concerned that some people may feel too intimidated to comment.
>
> I understand that communicating in public requires courage, but I believe
> that people who try to be respectful will have their comments received well
> by the community if they comment in these threads. Perfection is not a
> requirement for WMYHTW.
>
> Also, I think that public communication becomes easier with practice, and
> these threads would be good places for people who want to become more
> experienced with public communication on Wikimedia-l to practice.
>
> Is there something else that you think could be done to facilitate
> participation in WMYHTW? I would appreciate your advice and input.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Haiti

2019-10-21 Thread Diane Ranville
Congratulations Haiti! Félicitations ;)

I wish you all the best and I hope we can get in touch soon!

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 12:43 AM Kirill Lokshin 
wrote:

> Hi everyone!
>
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] Wikimedia Community User Group Haiti [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The
> group aims to strengthen Haiti's presence across the Wikimedia projects by
> developing Wikipedia in Haitian Creole, training contributors throughout
> the country, and working to raise awareness among stakeholders and
> institutions in Haiti.
>
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>
> Regards,
> Kirill Lokshin
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>
> [1]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Haiti
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wikimedia_User_Group_Haïti
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] "The Foundation does not care so much of the French-speaking contributors"

2019-09-16 Thread Diane Ranville
Hi Gereon;

"German communities are established and have strong chapters. I suppose the
same applies to the French language communites."
=> Well, no. The situation is different because the WikiConvention
Francophone is half African. African french-speaking affiliates are not
strong, they are medium-sized or small User Groups, often struggling. And
French-speaking Africans are left out of events like WikiIndaba because
they don't speak English... so they actually never get to see the WMF.
Also, as far as I know, the German community is way better established, has
a lot of employees and has way stronger ties with WMF on a regular basis.
And German people generally speak better English so they can access more
information, go to Wikimania, etc.

Now I'm not sure about what should be done, but I just wanted to challenge
this comparison because the communities are in fact very different and face
very distinct challenges.

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 8:45 AM Jane Darnell  wrote:

> As far as Art+Feminism goes, this project concentrates on biographies of
> female artists. The English Wikipedia project "Women in Red" is open 24x7
> all year round and concentrates on biographies of women on English
> Wikipedia, period. So you can take all of your local Wikipedia questions
> about A+F to your local WiR women for each non-English Wikipedia, and if
> there is no overlap yet, I suggest starting your own local A+F/WiR in your
> local Wikipedia. We should probably start a multi-lingual one for Commons,
> since it has proven so difficult to get pictures of female artists to
> illustrate articles about them.
>
> On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 8:27 PM Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l <
> wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > Thank you Thierry. To be honnest a few of us were really waiting for
> > Valerie D'Costa, the new Chief of Community Engagement because we had
> > questions for her about the new rapid grant funding agenda which seems
> > totally inadapted to volunteer’s need in terms of flexibility. One has to
> > wait a soecific month for Art+feminism and very often the timing has not
> > been adapted to when the events are actually taking place. For a
> volunteer
> > this is way too procedural. We need more flexibility.
> > We had other questions regarding the departure of several people which
> > were very important for the gender gap.
> > So ... Some of us were disappointed indeed.
> > Kind regards,
> > Natacha
> >
> >
> >
> > > Le 15 sept. 2019 à 20:02, Thierry Coudray  a
> écrit :
> > >
> > > Valerie D'Costa, the new Chief of Community Engagement,
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-09-14 Thread Diane Ranville
Hi Paulo,

As far as I know, the new discussion will happen *after* the harmonization
sprint, and will be about the new set of recommendations that comes out of
it.

Best,
Diane

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 7:25 AM Benjamin Ikuta 
wrote:

>
>
> Could we have a formal RfC already, please?
>
>
>
> > On Sep 13, 2019, at 6:02 PM, Todd Allen  wrote:
> >
> > Also, "use the mailing list" is a problem in itself. Discussion should be
> > taking place publicly and on-wiki, not via email. Lack of transparency in
> > this process is a serious problem, and it is exacerbated by trying to
> push
> > discussions to a private medium. Discussions should take place openly and
> > in public.
> >
> > Todd
> >
> > On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 6:38 PM Paulo Santos Perneta <
> > paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Diane,
> >>
> >> If there will be a new discussion (and rightly so), what happens to the
> >> "harmonization sprint in Tunis on 20-22 September" mentioned by Nicole
> in
> >> her messages?
> >> I don't believe there will be much to harmonize between the new
> discussion
> >> with the community takes place.
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> Paulo
> >>
> >>
> >> Diane Ranville  escreveu no dia sexta,
> >> 13/09/2019 à(s) 14:20:
> >>
> >>> Hi Andy,
> >>>
> >>> Working groups are currently working off-wiki on a new version that
> will
> >>> soon be submitted to discussion again. Current versions are indeed not
> >>> being updated (I think they are not meant to be).
> >>> If you want to reach out directly to the diversity working group, I
> >> suggest
> >>> using their mailing list : wg2030-divers...@wikimedia.org
> >>>
> >>> Best,
> >>> Diane
> >>> (community strategy liaison for the french speaking community)
> >>>
> >>> <
> >>>
> >>
> https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email_source=link_campaign=sig-email_content=webmail
> >>>>
> >>> Garanti
> >>> sans virus. www.avast.com
> >>> <
> >>>
> >>
> https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email_source=link_campaign=sig-email_content=webmail
> >>>>
> >>> <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 2:28 PM Andy Mabbett <
> a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> The section remains unchanged. Is anyone planning to update it?
> >>>>
> >>>> On Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 14:29, Andy Mabbett  >
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 at 19:48, Jeff Hawke 
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 7:41 PM Andy Mabbett <
> >>>> a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> >>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> On Mon, 19 Aug 2019 at 09:55, Jeff Hawke <
> >> geoffey.ha...@gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> the WG then collate them and decide the final form of the
> >>>>>>>> recommendations, to be implemented by the WMF
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> This seems to be missing a rather crucial intermediate step; the
> >>> one
> >>>>>>> where the recommendations are accepted, or not, by the wider
> >>>> Wikimedia
> >>>>>>> community.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> That step is not mentioned at
> >>>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions#What_steps_will_take_place_in_the_next_few_months_to_put_a_decision-making_process_in_place
> >>>> ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> But it is alluded to further down that page, albeit with an apparent
> >>>>> assumption that the recommendations will (all) be implemented:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions#What_are_the_steps_that_will_take_place_between_recommendations_being_published_and_implementation
> >>>&g

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

2019-09-13 Thread Diane Ranville
Hi Andy,

Working groups are currently working off-wiki on a new version that will
soon be submitted to discussion again. Current versions are indeed not
being updated (I think they are not meant to be).
If you want to reach out directly to the diversity working group, I suggest
using their mailing list : wg2030-divers...@wikimedia.org

Best,
Diane
(community strategy liaison for the french speaking community)


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On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 2:28 PM Andy Mabbett 
wrote:

> The section remains unchanged. Is anyone planning to update it?
>
> On Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 14:29, Andy Mabbett 
> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 at 19:48, Jeff Hawke 
> wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 7:41 PM Andy Mabbett <
> a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Mon, 19 Aug 2019 at 09:55, Jeff Hawke 
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > the WG then collate them and decide the final form of the
> > > > > recommendations, to be implemented by the WMF
> > > >
> > > > This seems to be missing a rather crucial intermediate step; the one
> > > > where the recommendations are accepted, or not, by the wider
> Wikimedia
> > > > community.
> > > >
> > >
> > >  That step is not mentioned at
> > >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions#What_steps_will_take_place_in_the_next_few_months_to_put_a_decision-making_process_in_place
> ?
> >
> > But it is alluded to further down that page, albeit with an apparent
> > assumption that the recommendations will (all) be implemented:
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions#What_are_the_steps_that_will_take_place_between_recommendations_being_published_and_implementation
> ?
> >
> > In the light of Nicole's recent - and reassuring - email:
> >
> >
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2019-August/093303.html
> >
> > perhaps that section could be updated to reflect that:
> >
> >"[recommendations not needing the legal authority of the board] will
> > then be further delegated to other community mechanisms and
> > structures for approval or further consultation."
> >
> > --
> > Andy Mabbett
> > @pigsonthewing
> > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
>
>
>
> --
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> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community feedback and next steps on movement brand proposal

2019-09-06 Thread Diane Ranville
Hi,

I agree with Pine.
There is a majority of people who actually oppose the rebranding
proposition.
I don't quite understand why this is still going forward (except that it is
difficult to acknowledge a mistake and take steps backwards - but it is
sometimes necessary).
Have other options even been considered?

-speaking in my own name here-

Diane

On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 7:35 AM Pine W  wrote:

> Hello Zack,
>
> Thank you for the report on Meta.
>
> I am troubled by your statement in this email that "There is considerable
> support for the brand proposal and general appetite to improve our
> movement’s branding system." What that statement appears to omit is that,
> according to the report on Meta, there is also considerable opposition to
> the rebranding proposal.
>
>
> Can you explain why you characterized the proposal as having "considerable
> support" without in the same sentence acknowledging what appears to be
> considerable opposition?
>
>
> Of the three top-level metrics that the report on Meta displays that
> measure community and affiliate support or opposition regarding the
> rebranding proposal, one of the three metrics is in favor and two of the
> three metrics are opposed. If this was an RfC, and I was using those
> measures of sentiment to evaluate support and opposition regarding the RfC,
> I would probably close the current rebranding proposal as declined.
>
> Pine
>
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 5, 2019, 20:49 Zack McCune  wrote:
>
> > *Summary* - We want your help with a voluntary, OPT-IN design process for
> > movement branding.  Please join the in-depth discussion group, or watch
> for
> > updates on Meta-Wiki.
> >
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > After 4 months of community consultation, spanning dozens of affiliates,
> > several mailing lists, community conferences, and Meta-Wiki, I am pleased
> > to share a summary of feedback on the proposed 2030 movement brand
> strategy
> > [1].
> >
> > From more than 319 comments, representing 150 individual contributors and
> > 63 affiliates, we assessed 6 major themes in feedback:
> >
> >1.
> >
> >Reducing confusion
> >2.
> >
> >Protecting reputation
> >3.
> >
> >Supporting sister projects
> >4.
> >
> >Addressing (legal, governmental) risks
> >5.
> >
> >Supporting movement growth
> >6.
> >
> >The process of change
> >
> > Please visit our feedback summary page to learn more [2]. You will see
> > examples of comments within each section, along with a rough indication
> of
> > how many of the comments that we received were related to each theme.
> >
> > The comments sometimes contradict one another, showing that across our
> wide
> > movement’s experience, different points of view are common (and a sign of
> > health!). To visualize these tensions, we have created “polarity maps”
> > which are used to help visualize how different arguments coexist in
> tension
> > with each other.
> >
> > Ultimately, the comments provided from you all are very thoughtful and
> > useful guidance on what is needed to make our movement’s branding
> > successful. One can read the 6 themes above as “criteria” for assessing
> > branding systems.
> >
> > == Thanks ==
> >
> > I would like to thank the organizers of Iberoconf, Wikipedia Education
> > Summit, and the Wikimedia Summit for inviting us to hold discussions
> during
> > their sessions. I would also like to thank my colleagues Elena Lappen,
> > Samir Elsharbaty, and Blanca Flores who conducted extensive parts of this
> > consultation. To the hundreds of people, and dozens of affiliates
> > commenting, thank you for reviewing the proposal and offering your
> > perspectives and insights.
> >
> >
> > == Next steps and staying involved ==
> >
> > There is considerable support for the brand proposal and general appetite
> > to improve our movement’s branding system. Further, we believe that
> > critical feedback on the proposal offers direct guidance for precisely
> what
> > branding must do to be successful for our movement. We have shared these
> > insights and our proposed continuance with the Board of Trustees, who
> > approved continuing these efforts.
> >
> > Acting on community insights, we will be collaborating on formal brand
> > naming, visual identity, and brand system design that will use
> “Wikipedia”
> > as the central reference point. The resulting system will be OPT-IN for
> > affiliates.
> >
> > This design process will be guided by a “brand network” – a group of
> > volunteers who would like to continue advising on brand during this
> > consultation. Dozens of people have already volunteered, and we invite
> you
> > to join the group. We will use a group on Wikimedia Space to host this
> > discussion and the group will be closed to allow candid discussions and
> > room for iterations. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO JOIN [3]. If you do not want
> to
> > commit to the in-depth, longer term discussions that will be happening
> 

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

2019-07-31 Thread Diane Ranville
Congratulations to the members of Wikimedians of the Caribbeans!
I am very curious about your work and I am sure fascinating projects will
emerge from it.

Best regards,
Diane Ranville
(U:Opsylac)

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:58 PM Rajeeb Dutta  wrote:

> Great news and many many congratulations to all the members involved in
> making this happen.
> Thanks Kirill for the update.
>
> Best Regards,
> Rajeeb Dutta.
> (U: Marajozkee)
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On 31-Jul-2019, at 9:15 PM, Kirill Lokshin 
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> > [1] the Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User
> > Group. The group aims to support Wikimedia projects and activities among
> > the peoples of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora.
> >
> > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kirill Lokshin
> > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >
> > [1]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedians_of_the_Caribbean_User_Group
> > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Wikimedians_User_Group
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