Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board update on Branding: next steps

2020-06-29 Thread
Agreed. Gerard, WSC is a fantastic advocate for our projects, I recall us working together on the first Commons based editathon many years ago, it was a privilege to become friends with someone genuinely passionate for public education and open knowledge. These personal comments are misleading

[Wikimedia-l] Scientific racism

2020-06-21 Thread
In line with Asaf's suggestion that discussion stays on-wiki, there has been initial discussion based on unambiguous example cases of scientific racism at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Black_Lives_Matter#Scientific_racism As the incidents are on a large number of different non-English

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ombuds Commission - minor request for consistency in the name

2020-06-18 Thread
. Have started discussion here > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Ombudsman_commission > > J > > On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 11:15 AM Fæ wrote: > > > Dear WMF Board members, > > > > The Ombuds Commission acts on your behalf as part of the movements > > gover

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Promotion of scientific racism in Wikipedia articles

2020-06-16 Thread
f race differences is not defined > by genetics. I have absolutely no problem accepting that people are > different, and that some people may even be better adapted to > the environment than me. ;) > > On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 3:32 PM Fæ wrote: > > > No, we do not call other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Promotion of scientific racism in Wikipedia articles

2020-06-16 Thread
differences, but those differences should not be > used as an excuse for abusing other people. > > I'm a pink Norwegian, and I would probably die in the Kalahari desert, > unless rescued by someone from the San people. They are so darn cool! > > On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 2:57 PM Fæ

[Wikimedia-l] Promotion of scientific racism in Wikipedia articles

2020-06-16 Thread
It is remarkably easy to find various language Wikipedia articles that actively promote scientific racism. The forthcoming WMF universal code of conduct is unlikely to directly address this type of damaging anti-educational content, or require projects to take action. This may surprise some, but

[Wikimedia-l] Ombuds Commission - minor request for consistency in the name

2020-06-10 Thread
Dear WMF Board members, The Ombuds Commission acts on your behalf as part of the movements governance processes and it is, therefore, the WMF board that authorizes Ombuds policies. The Wikimedia project systems and policies for the commission were established many years ago with rare amendments

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preventing conflicts of interest in Wikimedia organizations' employment and financial relationships

2020-05-23 Thread
A valid question would be what has the Board Governance Committee been working on in the last year?[1] For all we know the sub-committee has already been actively addressing COI reporting and the potential for kickbacks. The BGC is /required/ to have meetings at least twice a year, but appears to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons

2020-05-17 Thread
On Sun, 17 May 2020 at 07:20, Roland Unger wrote: > > There are several causes why people do not upload their photos to Commons. > > - > Wikimedia Commons is less known like the other Wikimedia sisters. We had to > increase the awareness of these projects including the Foundation > itself. But

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF political activism

2020-04-25 Thread
cations Strategist > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > gvar...@wikimedia.org > Pronouns: He/Him/His > > > On Apr 23, 2020, at 3:07 AM, RhinosF1 - wrote: > > > > Should this be posted on wiki for others to sign? > > > > Samuel >

[Wikimedia-l] WMF political activism

2020-04-23 Thread
OPEN LETTER Dear Katherine Maher, The WMF home website landing page (https://wikimediafoundation.org) yesterday featured a full-page banner directing all visitors globally to https://www.earthdaylive2020.org. This is a site used for Americal political lobbying, refer to the email discussion

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Summary of the Brand Project presentation

2020-04-18 Thread
Have now watched "interconnection". It did not seem to say anything tangible apart from stuff like you find 'interconnection in nature' in the 2 minutes. It was produced to a good standard. Sorry, it was not encouraging. The question remains of how much this is costing the movement in WMF funding

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brand Project: Who are we as a movement?

2020-04-13 Thread
A LOT of people worldwide are dying and have died today, some are people we know or love, and this is the important and urgent "community branding" project that WMF management wants to spend their employee time and goodwill free volunteer effort on. Really? It seems fair to repost my statement

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brand Project: Who are we as a movement?

2020-03-14 Thread
The movement has events a couple of magnitudes more important and urgent to spend time on. As for being invited to take part in a "brand network" discussion, of all places on *Facebook*, this is so fundamentally wrong, I would think it was a joke. WMF management, stop flushing away the donor's

[Wikimedia-l] April could be our Wikimedia month of kindness

2020-03-12 Thread
Wikimedia Commons is proposing that April becomes a Month of Kindness. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Proposals#Votes,_month_of_kindness The pandemic is affecting everyone and is likely to be very stressful for many. This proposal aims to remind everyone throughout April

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread
I encourage UK wikimedians to test out group meeting tools, if only to be in a strong position to share experiences and recommendations with other groups as to the practicalities of substituting meet ups with virtual events. This is a subject that gets discussed at *every* Wikimania but there is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why renaming to Wikipedia will wreak havoc on other projects

2020-02-26 Thread
This is a slight tangent, but please let's be slightly more precise with wording about what free media content Wikimedia Commons legitimately hosts. The scope of Wikimedia Commons is to host all free media with any rationale for "reasonable educational reuse".[1] The vast majority of content

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Treatment of newbies with mild CoI

2020-02-20 Thread
To help with overly "shouty" templates, I did create https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Fae/talk_page_trimmer on Commons which 'shrinks' long notices on the presumption that noting a possible "copyright problem"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps on Wikimedia Space

2020-02-18 Thread
Thankyou Pharos for expressing the issue so clearly. In the last 2 days, purely as part of our Wikimedia projects, I have felt /obliged/ to contribute to discussions on Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, Zoom and IRC (and at least 2 other platforms in a passive way). All of these discussion spaces are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cross-project promotion of Nordicism and white supremacist racial myths

2020-01-26 Thread
kimedia.org/wiki/File:Races_and_skulls.png 9. https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razza_(categorizzazione_umana) On Sat, 18 Jan 2020 at 12:44, Fæ wrote: > > This week the creation of racial categories like "Nordic race A" was > discussed on Commons. On digging further there is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Recommendations released, join the conversation

2020-01-21 Thread
work Aron. Fae On Tue, 21 Jan 2020 at 20:24, Aron Manning wrote: > On Tue, 21 Jan 2020 at 11:50, Fæ wrote: > > > The WMF board and their CEO know it is in their interest to take on any > > firm community consensus rather than playing > > political games to get around it.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Recommendations released, join the conversation

2020-01-21 Thread
Ziko, we can vote on whatever we want, whenever we want. Us having a RFC on meta does not need the WMF to approve it or like it. An openly run RFC could itself recommend a board resolution asking the community appointed board members (you know, the legitimate ones that are accountable to us) to

[Wikimedia-l] Cross-project promotion of Nordicism and white supremacist racial myths

2020-01-18 Thread
This week the creation of racial categories like "Nordic race A" was discussed on Commons. On digging further there is a fundamental problem with the way modern portraits of living people are being misused to "illustrate" these 1930s race myths. Rather than using available real archive material

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-20 Thread
On Fri, 20 Dec 2019 at 19:24, Joseph Seddon wrote: > ... but the > movement has set itself some pretty significant goals for the next 10 > years. Could you provide a link to where the movement, presumably not the report published in February 2018 that was written by the "Foundation’s staff and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread
Sadly I had a similar experience only this weekend. We were enjoying a going away lunch with friends who are out of the country over Christmas, when one of them asked about Wikipedia's problems, knowing that I often volunteer time to it. He claimed that the site was spamming screen-sized pop-up

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiDonne User Group - 2018/2019 Report

2019-12-05 Thread
I think you meant to link to: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiDonne/Reports/Report_2018-2019 Fae On Thu, 5 Dec 2019 at 13:31, camelia boban wrote: > > Dear wikimedians, > > at this link you can find the > WDG's last report with activities done

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Remember Wikipedia Zero.. Where is the research about the effects of its demise?

2019-12-01 Thread
On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 at 11:09, Gerard Meijssen wrote: ... > What I have noticed is that once consensus has been reached, we do not want > to be confronted with the consequences of our actions. Wikipedia Zero has > damaged our outreach and what the BBC info reminds us of is that Internet, > the cost

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Free content by tv broadcaster ZDF

2019-10-23 Thread
The five available videos have been re-encoded to webm (mp4 is a non-free format) and released on Wikimedia Commons.[1] Some are already in use on the German Wikipedia.[2] If ZDF copied their CC-BY videos to YouTube, there are several tools available that can assist mass uploading and encoding

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-14 Thread
Lots of good suggestions. Thanks for the feedback. Calculating the amount of travel by flight and train for a conference is not a lot of extra bureaucracy if the estimated distance made part of documenting the grants and expense claims. Playing around with some calculations of my own, it makes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-11 Thread
Any general questions like catering for virtual attendees can be raised at the talk page for the 2020 LGBT+ conference.[1] The conference is at the proposal stage with funding yet to be agreed with the WMF. The proposers will be happy to receive feedback and respond to questions. If no previous

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-11 Thread
downsides. > > In addition you may consider our travels because we want to be green. The > biggest problem is that as an organisation that NEEDS to bring our > community together, such an aim is like digging a hole we are bound to be > unable to climb out of. > Thank

[Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-11 Thread
In the discussion about the report from the WMF relating to sustainability, mention was made of the potential use of carbon offset. As part of planning a conference for next year, we could ask or require participants to factor in payments for carbon offset. With no experience in examining carbon

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [LGBT] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-08 Thread
The Wikidata profiles is a bit of a tangent, here's another nudge that the thread is really about best practices for managing scholarships for volunteers. Now indulging the tangent myself :-), care will be taken for all attendees for this planned LGBT+ conference to feel safe and welcome by

[Wikimedia-l] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-07 Thread
Plans for a Wikimedia LGBT+ conference and workshops in 2020 are moving forward. We would very much like to learn and borrow successful experiences from other conferences. This conference is expected to be relatively modest in size, around 50 attendees, and is to be hosted in Linz, Austria. We

[Wikimedia-l] Persistence of old vandalized Wikipedia articles in Google search, especially for zombie attacks

2019-10-06 Thread
Can someone explain how a vandalized version of the Wikipedia article about Henry Kissinger that was only visible for a rather short time several days ago, is still being promoted in Google searches today?[1][2] The "zombie sex" vandalism was only visible for a few minutes, quickly fixed by admin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread
That's helpful. Volunteers are repeatedly shut down asking questions on this list and on wiki project noticeboards, by being told they should ask questions on these more obscure and hard to find meta talk pages. So it's good to know that when we are redirected this way, it's fair to say that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-23 Thread
Imagine a world where instead of going through security for 2 or 3 hours, flying for 4 hours and travelling by train and bus to get to and from airports in order to enjoy a physical meeting with fellow Wikimedians, you simply got a bus or train and travelled for an hour to a fun meeting place

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-23 Thread
We used to regularly raise the issue of a lack of active videoconferencing at Wikimania. Though we (Wikimedians) are highly technically literate, we still do not host virtual attendees, such as 3D virtual conferencing and claim it a win if we release video streams of some of the presentations.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-22 Thread
A screenshot has been uploaded to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMF_global_climate_strike_banner_2019.png. Unfortunately, though web.archive.org has snapshots of the website, these do not appear to render the banner as it displayed in a browser on the day. Fae -- fae...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-20 Thread
Because # of flights is not a useful metric for assessing environmental > impact. > > Seddon > > On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 3:23 PM Fæ wrote: > > > Those publications are where my numbers came from. There is no useful > > transparency to explain how many actual flights are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-20 Thread
Lucas > > [1]: > > https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/09/19/how-the-wikimedia-foundation-is-making-efforts-to-go-green > [2]: > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Foundation_Sustainability_Assessment_and_Carbon_Footprint.pdf > > On 20.09.19 15:23, Fæ wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-20 Thread
the Foundation seems like a sensational approach rather than > a useful one. > > Adrian > > > On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 9:24 AM Fæ wrote: > > > Nice to see that https://wikimediafoundation.org has a banner linking > > to the global climate strike today. > > >

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-20 Thread
Nice to see that https://wikimediafoundation.org has a banner linking to the global climate strike today. Can anyone produce some verifiable metrics that the WMF has taken significant action to reduce the total number of aircraft flights the WMF uses? I am asking as though there are no

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-18 Thread
ch "Zwarte Piet" will no > longer be black because of the foreign imposition of what is the > discriminatory practice "blackface" in the USA. But I digress. We should > engage all over the world particularly when the SDG are topical because > what global effect will it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-17 Thread
It astonishing that the WMF and affiliates are supporting a conference in Tunis. The country is not safe for LGBT+ people, including tourists, despite what promotional holiday and travel websites imply. I urge anyone who is LGBT+ and booked to go to this conference, including WMF employees,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community feedback and next steps on movement brand proposal

2019-09-06 Thread
If the WMF is going to make statements that are not derived from all the demonstrable facts, perhaps the community should now respond with a completely unambiguous RFC on meta so there can be no doubt? Something along the lines of: "The WMF have employed Wolff Olins for rebranding advice, and

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

2019-08-20 Thread
Many Wikimedians have left detailed and logical feedback on the Meta talk pages, as per the request for feedback by Nicole Ebber. No doubt there is no requirement to keep on making this same feedback in other places, especially where not part of the planned feedback process, or where the

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

2019-08-12 Thread
On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 at 12:47, Philip Kopetzky wrote: > > Please don't generalise frustration with your conduct on this list. You're > the only one telling people to shut up here. I have told nobody to shut up. This is a continuation of the use of character assignation to shut up points of view

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

2019-08-12 Thread
ommendation might fix. Thanks, Fae > On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 at 11:25, Fæ wrote: > > > I agree that the official announcement on Commons is worse than > > unfortunate. > > > > The announcement by the Diversity Working Group on a sub-page of the > > VP of their recomm

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

2019-08-12 Thread
On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 at 10:24, Fæ wrote: > > I agree that the official announcement on Commons is worse than unfortunate. > > The announcement by the Diversity Working Group on a sub-page of the > VP of their recommendation to permit NC and ND license restrictions on > Co

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

2019-08-12 Thread
I agree that the official announcement on Commons is worse than unfortunate. The announcement by the Diversity Working Group on a sub-page of the VP of their recommendation to permit NC and ND license restrictions on Commons, comes after no attempt in advance to discuss the recommendation or its

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Wikimedia Space: A space for movement news and conversations

2019-06-25 Thread
On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 at 18:47, Maria Cruz wrote: > > Hello everyone, > > Today, the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Engagement department is > launching Wikimedia Space *[1]*, a platform for movement *[2]* organizers, > affiliates, contributors, partners, and the Foundation to share news, >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New board for Wikimedia Belgium + evaluation behaviour WMF

2019-06-21 Thread
Thank you for a sensible response. Hopefully Wikimedia Belgium will be able later to publish some agreed recommendations or conclusions, both for how this case could have been handled more appropriately, and how the WMF procedures or policies should improve better to protect the interests of all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fram en.wp office yearlock block

2019-06-14 Thread
WMF T will not do anything about off-wiki harassment either, apart from banning on-wiki users or offering to block your account as the target of harassment. There's a lot that can be improved around harassment and civility, but honestly, the WMF has no special answers or powers, they do not claim

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fram en.wp office yearlock block

2019-06-13 Thread
This misses the point, as others have highlighted already. The WMF can and /should/ globally and permanently ban paedophiles, terrorists, system hackers and people making multiple cross-wiki death threats or threats of suicide. There are perfectly good and understandable reasons as to why the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fram en.wp office yearlock block

2019-06-12 Thread
There are some non-controversial facts that apply: * The WMF was created to operationally support the projects, by design it is not a police force for social conduct, even though it may have a duty to remove unlawful content * There is no consensus with the English Wikipedia community for WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AI Image Restoration

2019-05-28 Thread
For Wikimedia Commons the issue of how to handle digital restorations has been discussed several times, there are no single solutions. The general position is that original images, such as very old glass plate prints from archives, should be preserved and displayed in their original state, but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-14 Thread
May 2019 at 18:38, Joseph Seddon wrote: > > Because the Wikimedia Foundation doesn't make long term strategic decisions > based off of a 4 person discussion on a mailing list. > > I really don't know why people keep being surprised by this. > > Seddon > > On Tue, May 14

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-14 Thread
han with lack of > capacity. Let me emphasize that unresponsiveness is not a problem with > everyone in WMF, but I think that it is a significant problem and I know of > no excuses for it. > > Pine > > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > > > > On Tue, May 7, 2019,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dispute between Common and Outreach

2019-05-14 Thread
opposed that, see their > blog post > https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/03/26/european-parliament-limits-internet-freedom-in-controversial-copyright-vote/ > I > presume that they will not permit the use of such an automated system on > their projects. > > Thrapostibongles

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dispute between Common and Outreach

2019-05-12 Thread
A couple of years ago a proposed project was for the WMF to pay for access to the Google image matching API access so we could run a copyvio bot on the live new uploads list. Such a bot would not be terribly hard to get working, and would be a great experiment to see if this aspect of the more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-07 Thread
? > > Dan > > On Tue, 7 May 2019 at 09:35, Fæ wrote: > > > With all of the strategy discussions still on-going, it would be good > > to know where the long term public archive of our Wikimedia projects > > sits within it. > > > > As has been men

[Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-07 Thread
With all of the strategy discussions still on-going, it would be good to know where the long term public archive of our Wikimedia projects sits within it. As has been mentioned on this list previously, when volunteers donate to the Internet Archive, there is some comfort that their efforts in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-14 Thread
Most Chapters and many other Affiliates are registered legal organizations. In some cases, like the one you quote, the organization is a registered charity and has several years of submitting accounts and reports as that entity. Names can be changed but this would be a legally meaningful decision

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-13 Thread
Seeing this "brand" discussion eat up all the limited available unpaid volunteer oxygen on wikimedia-l makes me sad. If the WMF's biggest strategy topic this year is to enter into navel gazing about its brand, then the WMF looks like it has a problem with setting meaningful work for its senior

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [strategy process] Fwd: I decided to leave the working group

2019-03-28 Thread
On Thu, 28 Mar 2019 at 15:38, Yaroslav Blanter wrote: > > Hello Itzik, > > thanks for sharing this. > > I actually did not want to react, because I presumably sound too critical > on this list in the last couple of years. However, 24h passed, and nobody > reacted, and It would be unfortunate if

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Wikimedia Sverige receives a total of USD 500, 000+ in funding for three new projects, and a cost reduction of USD 30, 000/year

2019-03-28 Thread
Congratulations and sincere thanks to all working hard behind the scenes as well as those publicly fronting the projects to achieve these successes. For putting in lots of late evenings, perspiration and perseverance, well done. Thanks, Fae -- fae...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour"

2019-03-06 Thread
Original Message- > From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf > Of Fæ > Sent: 06 March 2019 10:37 > To: Wikimedia Mailing List > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour" > > It is an old story, artists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour"

2019-03-06 Thread
:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On > > Behalf Of Michel Vuijlsteke > > Sent: 03 March 2019 19:49 > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List > > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour" > > > > I don't understand in wh

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour"

2019-03-03 Thread
As the last second repost had the same format error, I am trying for a final time. How embarrassing! I would like to apologise to SMcCandlish and Barbara (WVS), and more generally to the Wikipedia community, for any possible implication given in my previous email to this list, that authors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour"

2019-03-03 Thread
As the last post had a format error, I am reposting the body of the email again to avoid confusion! I would like to apologise to SMcCandlish and Barbara (WVS), and more generally to the Wikipedia community, for any possible implication given in my previous email to this list, that authors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour"

2019-03-03 Thread
org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Wikipedia_Signpost/2019-02-28 Thanks, Fae -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae Wikimedia LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+ On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 at 16:39, Fæ wrote:either > > It is sad to see that two well establish

[Wikimedia-l] Use of Wikimedia projects for anti-LGBT+ "humour"

2019-02-28 Thread
It is sad to see that two well established Wikipedians, Barbara (WVS) and SMcCandlish have misused Wikipedia Signpost to publish a "humour" article which derides the use of nonbinary pronouns. It will be clear for any reader that not only is this a joke in bad taste, but the article is a misuse of

[Wikimedia-l] Publication of WMF Affiliate agreements

2019-01-23 Thread
It appears that Affiliate agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation are not published on-wiki in a consistent way.[1] Though the standard templates are available, these have varied over time, so at a minimum to understand which Chapter/Thorg/User Group has currently agreed which legally binding

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next Wikimedia monthly activities meeting will be on 22 February

2019-01-23 Thread
On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 01:00, Gregory Varnum wrote: > > Greetings, > > Our next Wikimedia monthly activities meeting will be on 22 February 2019. > More information will be available on Meta-Wiki: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings > > But wait?!? What about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread
any of them by > glaringly public flaws. > > To my mind Steve Walling has it right - the very nature of Wikipedia is > maybe the best protection there could be, even against the absurdly > unlikely circumstance of a United States government takeover of Wikipedia. > > Nat

[Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-08 Thread
Dear fellow Wikimedians, please sit back for a moment and ponder the following, For those of us not resident in the US, it has been genuinely alarming to see highly respected US government archives vanish overnight, reference websites go down, and US legislation appear to drift to whatever

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for Liaisons for the Movement Strategy Process

2019-01-07 Thread
"Liaisons will ensure that the voices and perspectives of these communities are heard and considered in the Movement Strategy Process" Question 1: Was there not feedback last year from volunteer coordinators (or whatever the title was) that their voices were lost, and that their time felt wasted;

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocks which appear to demonstrate prejudice against minorities

2019-01-07 Thread
itor be agreeable, I suggest that the next step is for > > > > > someone > > > > > > who has the ability to converse in Amharic to contact the Amharic > > > > > Wikipedia > > > > > > and find out why the block has been issued, how

[Wikimedia-l] Blocks which appear to demonstrate prejudice against minorities

2019-01-02 Thread
Do we have cross project policies to govern or limit local policies for the use of sysop tools? I would like to pass on policy advice, and any past cases folks here would like to highlight that set a precedent. The case below is illustrative, though based on my recall of several complaints which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-30 Thread
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 at 21:35, Yaroslav Blanter wrote: > I have written a long text today (posted in my FB) Facebook, is that still a thing? Gah, whatever is being posted there, many of us Wikipedians are never going to see it. It would be nice to see more people writing decent essays as blog

Re: [Wikimedia-l] new blog post: interview with designer George Oates about Wikimedia Commons

2018-11-13 Thread
rable fraction of them. And annoy the hell out of everyone else." Links: 1. https://medium.com/@nikitonsky/medium-is-a-poor-choice-for-blogging-bb0048d19133 Thanks, Fae -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae On Wed, 31 Oct 2018 at 15:33, Fæ wrote: > > So, no lear

Re: [Wikimedia-l] REMINDER: Invitation to the October 2018 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, October 25th, 18:00 UTC

2018-10-26 Thread
ct. I get the impulse to get in and I know if I am > busy with other things. Reminder of something in the future get lost > otherwise. > > Anders > > > > Den 2018-10-26 kl. 10:22, skrev Fæ: > > Saw this message today. Almost all readers of this list will find a > > br

Re: [Wikimedia-l] REMINDER: Invitation to the October 2018 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, October 25th, 18:00 UTC

2018-10-26 Thread
Saw this message today. Almost all readers of this list will find a broadcasted 30 minutes reminder equally useless. Please revisit this part of the WMF comms plan. Thanks Fae On Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 18:35 Greg Varnum, wrote: > Hello everyone, > > Reminder that this month’s Wikimedia Monthly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal regarding norms for meeting/deadline announcements

2018-10-23 Thread
On Mon, 22 Oct 2018 at 00:34, effe iets anders wrote: > > Hi Pine, > > I would also suggest not to get overly bureaucratic with this :) If the > public meeting you refer to requires a large attendance, the 14 days makes > sense for example - but I cannot recall many meetings of that style. >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails

2018-08-25 Thread
n analysis of the OurMine hack (11 November 2016) Thank you for helping out with better community communication, Fae -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae On Fri, 4 May 2018 at 10:40, Fæ wrote: > > On 4 May 2018 at 01:27, John Bennett wrote: > > Hello, > > &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-22 Thread
Agree with Jane. Wow. For those unaware, Antoine Musso is a WMF Software developer, which you would never know based on their email signature. Hey fellow long-term unpaid volunteers. Remember that the WMF was created by us not that long ago, and had a single mission, to support us volunteers and

[Wikimedia-l] Pixel tracking by Wikimedia

2018-08-09 Thread
I have been trying to work how the WMF or its suppliers have chosen to use pixel tracking methods on Wikimedia projects, and exactly what data is tracked, who can access it and if it ever gets officially deleted, but failed so far. There was some past speculation that some banners were using

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread
On Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at 13:29, Mario Gómez wrote: > > On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 2:26 PM, Fæ wrote: > > > On Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at 13:12, Mario Gómez wrote: > > > > > > No it is not "fair", it is a way of dismissing equality for LGBT+ > > people b

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread
On Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at 13:12, Mario Gómez wrote: > > On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 1:41 PM, Fæ wrote: > > > However when you choose to derail a discussion that is no more and no > > less than same sex couples being treated equally and being given equal > > access for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread
://www.health.gov.il/English/Topics/fertility/Surrogacy/Pages/default.aspx Thanks, Fae -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+ On Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at 11:18, Mario Gómez wrote: > > Hi Fæ, > > On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread
In Wikipedian fashion, let us stick to the published statement by Wikimedia Israel without making unnecessary inferences. WMIL made a positive statement to support equality, and we know that equality is repeated in the Wikimedia Values and echoed in the developing future strategy.[1][2] The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-20 Thread
Congratulations to the Wikimedia Israel board for taking positive action for equality. Fae -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+ On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at 08:57, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel wrote: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Gendergap approach causing problems

2018-05-07 Thread
On 7 May 2018 at 10:01, FRED BAUDER wrote: > Women editors might have something to add about nursing and the history of > nursing that adds gender-specific value, increasing our coverage of the > subject. So a workshop at a nursing convention might be valuable. > > Fred

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails

2018-05-04 Thread
On 4 May 2018 at 01:27, John Bennett wrote: > Hello, > > Many of you may have been receiving emails in the last 24 hours warning you > of "Multiple failed attempts to log in" with your account. I wanted to let > you know that the Wikimedia Foundation's Security team is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Rapid Grants Closure May 14 - June 30, 2018

2018-05-02 Thread
On 2 May 2018 at 17:53, Strainu wrote: > 2018-05-02 1:51 GMT+03:00 Woubzena Jifar : >> 3. On your third point of having the 1st - 15th of the month be an open >> application time, this is also an experiment. We hope that this focused, >> clear timeline

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Grŵp Defnyddwyr Cymuned Wicimedia Cymru

2018-03-20 Thread
On 20 March 2018 at 15:36, Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 9:29 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 20 March 2018 at 15:03, Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> > Descriptio

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Grŵp Defnyddwyr Cymuned Wicimedia Cymru

2018-03-20 Thread
amed pre-existing Affiliates within the scope of the proposed new UG. > Regards, > Kirill Lokshin > Chair, Affiliations Committee Thanks, Fae, volunteer -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae > On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 7:11 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wro

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Grŵp Defnyddwyr Cymuned Wicimedia Cymru

2018-03-20 Thread
Support the request that AffCom share their understanding of the scope and authority of the announced User Group. From the wording of "represent Wikimedia UK in Wales"[1], the UG is not independent of WMUK and consequently acts as a Chapter subsidiary. As far as I am aware, there is no other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ¿Qué te hace feliz esta semana? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 11 March 2018)

2018-03-15 Thread
at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Cut-off_date_for_PD-old_files#Summary Fae On 15 March 2018 at 16:01, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote: > Fae, I really like that flowchart. Is it linked somewhere that uploaders > can see it? > > Todd > >

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