[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 > >

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
1. Happy to rediscover Clipboard History plugin in Chrome. It saves the frustration of hunting around, or rewording, a reusable snippet of wikitext on Commons image pages. 2. As part of a Commons discussion on copyright, for the first time in a couple of years created a flowchart, and experienced

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2018-02-07 Thread
On 23 August 2017 at 05:03, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: > Hi list members, > > The list admins (hereafter 'we', being Austin, Asaf, Shani and I, your > humble narrator) regularly receive complaints about the frequent > posters on this list, as well as about the unpleasant

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2019

2018-02-07 Thread
On 7 February 2018 at 11:06, Felix Nartey wrote: > Congratulations Wikimedia Sweden! > > On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 8:40 AM, Leinonen Teemu > wrote: > >> Heja Sverige! Congratulations! >> >> Making me happy this week, >> >> - Teemu >> >> On 7 Feb 2018, at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 4 February 2018)

2018-02-04 Thread
On 4 February 2018 at 06:13, Pine W wrote: > P.S. Do people like these "What's making you happy this week" emails? Few > people respond to them, so I don't know whether people like them, feel that > they are a nuisance, or are indifferent. If you would like to share >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener, plastic-free conferences and events

2017-11-21 Thread
On 21 November 2017 at 15:00, Andy Mabbett wrote: > I'm interested to see how we can make our conferences, not least > Wikimania, and other events more green and, particularly, use less > plastic. > > I see from: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Movement Strategy: Endorse the strategic direction today! #wikimedia2030

2017-10-27 Thread
Gerard, apart from you, has anyone written "no: this is wrong and I will do everything in my power to see this plan dismissed for the crap I think it is" Unless you are using Trumpist tactics of spreading fake news to deride and smear others, please source any controversial quotes. Thanks Fae

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Movement Strategy: Endorse the strategic direction today! #wikimedia2030

2017-10-27 Thread
gt; confident that this is a typo of a kind. It does not match with how I know > the people in charge of this process. > > Lodewijk > > On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:51 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 26 Oct 2017 09:00, "Nicole Ebber" <nicole.eb...@wikime

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Movement Strategy: Endorse the strategic direction today! #wikimedia2030

2017-10-27 Thread
On 26 Oct 2017 09:00, "Nicole Ebber" wrote: Dear Wikimedians, Today marks the final milestone of phase 1 of our movement strategy process. Over the past eight months, many of you, of your peers, colleagues, partners and friends have contributed to an endeavor that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikitribune!

2017-10-21 Thread
for this thread if there is a > possibility to ask Jimbo personally. > > Regards, > > Isaac. > > > > On Oct 21, 2017 3:48 PM, "Fæ" <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> On 21 October 2017 at 13:05, Isaac Olatunde <reachout2is...@gmail.com> >> wr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikitribune!

2017-10-21 Thread
purpose. > > Regards, > > Isaac. > > On Oct 21, 2017 12:45 PM, "Fæ" <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 25 April 2017 at 22:59, Jimmy Wales <jimmywa...@wikia-inc.com> wrote: >> > >> > Today I announced a new initiative, outside of my Wik

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikitribune!

2017-10-21 Thread
On 21 October 2017 at 12:44, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 25 April 2017 at 22:59, Jimmy Wales <jimmywa...@wikia-inc.com> wrote: >> >> Today I announced a new initiative, outside of my Wikimedia activities, >> to combat fake news. It is important to me that I

[Wikimedia-l] Wikitribune!

2017-10-21 Thread
On 25 April 2017 at 22:59, Jimmy Wales wrote: > > Today I announced a new initiative, outside of my Wikimedia activities, > to combat fake news. It is important to me that I share directly with > all of you information about this new initiative early on. > > The new

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] New Developers Quarterly Report's first edition

2017-10-18 Thread
On 18 October 2017 at 18:32, Brian Wolff wrote: > Fae wrote: >>Does the minus symbol in "-60.0%" mean anything? Being a retention >>percentage, I do not understand how it can be negative unless >>potential volunteers are getting rejected at the door before they can >>sign-up.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] [Wmfall] New Developers Quarterly Report's first edition

2017-10-18 Thread
On 18 October 2017 at 12:12, Brian Wolff wrote: > On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Srishti Sethi wrote: >> Hello everyone, >> >> >> I would like to share the first edition of the New Developers Quarterly >> Report that the Developer Relations team has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Raju Narisetti to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-10-17 Thread
Could we keep the announcements list for announcements as per its limited scope please? [1] If someone could recommend an on-wiki page or email for Raju Narisetti, this may be useful for those who wish to send personal congratulations or thank you notes. In light of the recent discussion of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The other side of the crisis at WMFR

2017-10-12 Thread
Taking María's statement on behalf of the WMF by itself, there are a couple of simple in-line questions about handling governance I would like to make, based on my experience with a number of governance issues both within and outside of Wikimedia related organizations. I'm sticking to this being

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-02 Thread
claim to represent and to be blunt, simply alienating. > > Seddon > > On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Ziko's point may not fit the rigid Americanocentric ideal of everything > > must be positive, fantastic, yeehaw-we-are-number-one, but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-02 Thread
Ziko's point may not fit the rigid Americanocentric ideal of everything must be positive, fantastic, yeehaw-we-are-number-one, but he's spot on with how the foundations remain flawed. Only ever hearing congratulations and thanks can get you to a win, but will never keep you there. Return to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] BLP and the Wikidata / Wikipedia controversy

2017-09-27 Thread
On 27 September 2017 at 10:01, Jane Darnell wrote: > We don't need to ban statements when we can just deprecate them with a > reason. I think the whole point is to allow differing views equal weight, > based on sourced statements. By allowing statements to reside side-by-side >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What is the purpose of the Wikimedia mailinglist

2017-08-27 Thread
Several emails on this topic have been essay length, including some from list moderators. If post limits are halved, this may become more common. Many readers, especially those like me viewing on a phone when scanning through emails, will skip essays which are several screens long. Please

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New feature: LoginNotify

2017-08-24 Thread
Neat feature. Who has access to the logs, and for how long will the logs be retained? Thanks, Fae https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LGBT+ http://telegram.me/wmlgbt ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-24 Thread
Getting back to the proposed rules, the list moderators have always had flexibility to use judgement. Creating extra bureaucracy is unlikely to be a healthy 'fix', I would much rather first see the mods take whatever action they feel is necessary to run a welcoming email list, and only start

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Canmore database and claims of copyright on public domain works

2017-08-20 Thread
Yes! I intended to post to the UK list, and thought I had until reading this. Oops. Fae https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LGBT+ http://telegram.me/wmlgbt On 20 Aug 2017 15:59, "Lodewijk" wrote: Maybe a silly question, but is there no more specialized forum that would

[Wikimedia-l] Canmore database and claims of copyright on public domain works

2017-08-19 Thread
The Canmore database, https://canmore.org.uk, describes itself as the "online catalogue of the National Record of the Historic Environment. It holds detailed information and archive images for more than 300,000 places in Scotland." Canmore is part of Historic Environment Scotland (HES). I'm aware

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changing roles

2017-08-16 Thread
James, thank you for making a public statement. It sets a healthy tone for good governance and transparency of how interests are managed. Does anyone know if WMF board members will ever be required to make public statements about perceived conflicts of loyalties, or indeed actual commercial

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-31 Thread
As it happens, as part of my early career in avionics, I was responsible for the software side of the flight certification of the first inflight entertainment systems, both for CAA and FAA. Unless the interpretation of regulations has significantly changed, the snapshot of Wikipedia(s) would have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-29 Thread
July 2017 at 02:12, geni <geni...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 28 July 2017 at 21:36, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Nobody believes that claiming copyright on 2,000 year old works > > > And this is where your failure to understand English and Welsh law and > the hi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-29 Thread
diplomatic and unchallenging for the British Library's public relations department. If we see blatant copyfraud, the community should be free to call it what it is. Thanks, Fae On 28 July 2017 at 22:03, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 28 July 2017 at 21:59, Fæ <fae...@gmail.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-28 Thread
etter than your > over-excited claims of "fraudulent" conduct and it would be wise to > actually find out what the BM's stance is before criticising it, or calling > for social media campaigns to change it. > > "Rogol" > > On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 9:36 PM, Fæ <fa

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-28 Thread
elieves that claiming copyright on 2,000 year old works is something that a British National Institution would want to defend. The issue is expressed in that one sentence, an essay is really not needed to explain it. So "I'm right, everyone else is wrong" does not describe what this is ab

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-28 Thread
but to be honest, I'm not going to. > > "Rogol" > > On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > The Tullie House Museum in Carlisle has a number of objects on loan > > from the British Museum,[3] and it appears that it is only th

[Wikimedia-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-28 Thread
The Tullie House Museum in Carlisle has a number of objects on loan from the British Museum,[3] and it appears that it is only those objects that have any restrictions on photography. I took photographs of two of these (without any flash), as the restrictions are shockingly obvious cases of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for your thoughts on the Wikimedia Foundation election cycle

2017-07-14 Thread
I have views on both votes, but I'll just share one, as I no longer feel that sharing any more of my viewpoint about the WMF board and its elections here or on-wiki would be welcome, or make any difference apart from helping to paint a bigger target on my back. Having James back on the board is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Publicpolicy] Wikimedia Sverige vs. the Visual Copyright Society in Sweden (BUS)

2017-07-08 Thread
John, The WMF has a large legal fund to support volunteers and projects like Commons, which from my memory has only ever been paid out on a couple of occasions (if anyone has a link to a list, I love to see it). At least part of the 89,000 USD mentioned seems suitable for this emergency funding,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better public reporting for WMF $1m or $2m+ projects

2017-06-30 Thread
side would help. > Regards, > > Ad > > Op 30 jun. 2017 15:16 schreef "Fæ" <fae...@gmail.com>: > >> Could an unpaid volunteer who is not a WMF employee, or contractor, or >> consultant, please have a go at answering my polite request for links >>

[Wikimedia-l] Better public reporting for WMF $1m or $2m+ projects

2017-06-30 Thread
s question. Thanks, Fae On 27 June 2017 at 12:31, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 27 June 2017 at 04:33, Anna Stillwell <astillw...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > ... >>> * How much is this timeline extension projected to cost, and from what >>> source are the fun

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] June 23: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#19)

2017-06-27 Thread
On 27 June 2017 at 04:33, Anna Stillwell wrote: ... >> * How much is this timeline extension projected to cost, and from what >> source are the funds being drawn? (Note that this doesn't assume that the >> decision was a bad one, but I very much want to know the source

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2017-05-23 Thread
+1 :-) The elected candidates are ideal, making me feel confident that the values and aspirations of the wider Wikimedia volunteer community will be well represented in the coming year. As previously mentioned, Alice and Jimmy were the main political players in excluding Doc James from board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-05-05 Thread
no, even "he or she" is considered hostile. Sorry, I consider this an egregious case of special pleading and first-world-problemism. How about instead lets worry about how we are unwelcoming to women. That's a lot bigger problem." To see who said what, go to the RfC. :-) Thanks, Fae W

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 30 April 2017)

2017-05-04 Thread
I browsed through the bee mites example. Though a bot or tool can be good for mass uploading thousands of images from a 'flat' archive source, i.e. each image has a catalogue record to take suitable data from, the species web pages and diagrams gain a lot of their value by illustrating the page

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikitribune!

2017-04-25 Thread
Hi Jimmy, Along with the public announcement to the press about Wikitribune, was the story that you had immediately resigned from The Guardian's board because the new company "will compete for staff, stories and donations".[1] Will you be resigning from the WMF board of trustees because the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-23 Thread
Itzik has put it nicely. The volunteers in Affcom are committed folks, and it is reassuring that multiple steps are taken to encourage struggling affiliates to meet the basic requirements. Running a chapter is a hard burden for a small group of volunteers, particularly if relying on volunteers to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-12 Thread
basis. > > If a language doesnt have a gender neutral way to express an individual > then we should be encouraging speakers to find alternative ways which can > best express our neutral position > > On 8 April 2017 at 20:32, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Than

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amazon Smile thinks WMF is in Washington, incorporated 2003.

2017-04-11 Thread
Slight tangent, were figures published on how much money was paid to the WMF using this Amazon scheme? It feels like the sort of information that should be easily available. Thanks, Fae On 11 April 2017 at 11:50, Lodewijk wrote: > Perhaps because that is where the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-08 Thread
t; > That phrasing raised an uproar on the French pump. So I replaced the term by > "nous" (we). Seems to settle things. > > Clearly the French speaking community is not ready to adopt the gender > neutral specific language accross the francophones projects. Alt

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-07 Thread
, go focus on something more fun. Thanks, Fae Wikimedia LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+ On 5 April 2017 at 11:44, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > * > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Defaulting_to_gender_neutral_language_in_the_Commons_nam

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-07 Thread
reconsider. Users will leave if you start messing > with how they address other users. > > On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 9:17 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 7 April 2017 at 06:39, Anders Wennersten <m...@anderswennersten.se> >> wrote: >> ... >> > So

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-07 Thread
On 7 April 2017 at 06:39, Anders Wennersten wrote: ... > So when it comes to how we use them in documents related to WIkipedia, is to > not use any of them. It is a little bit more complicated but it is quite > possible. "The person who takes a photo should" etc > > And

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-06 Thread
Thanks for raising the different language problems. I'm aware of it, though I only edit in English. Last weekend I was much enlightened by sitting down with a German trans contributor, who was showing me the system language problems on the German Wikipedia, and together we started having fun

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-06 Thread
; wrote: > Le 05/04/2017 à 12:52, Fæ a écrit : >> I'm taking that further by >> proposing that we stick to a neutral gender for all our policies and >> help pages. In practice this means that policies avoid using "he or >> she" and stick to "they" or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-06 Thread
Fae On 6 April 2017 at 08:59, Laura Hale <la...@fanhistory.com> wrote: > Hi Fae, > > > > On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 12:52 PM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> * https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump# >> Defaulting_to_gender_neutra

[Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-05 Thread
* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Defaulting_to_gender_neutral_language_in_the_Commons_namespace Hi, One of the unplanned outcomes from the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, was that the various discussions over /feeling/ more welcoming in our language presumptions for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 2 April 2017)

2017-04-04 Thread
I am happy this week to be writing up an interview about the recent experience of being a young Wikipedian and coming out as a trans person, discovering our wiki communities a welcoming and positive environment. As an older married gay guy, it gives me a whole new perspective on the social value

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Communicating plans and consultations

2017-03-20 Thread
;gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote: Hoi, Would you be so kind and answer the question Lodewijk asked. We are all aware that things are not perfect but what is it that can be done to improve it? Thanks, GerardM On 20 March 2017 at 10:58, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > In practice

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Communicating plans and consultations

2017-03-20 Thread
In practice what we (Wikimedians) see from WMF communications programmes is widely spread announcements and sometimes an anonymous survey, again widely spread. This is literally not 'communication', it is 'broadcasting'. For communication to be meaningful, your message must not only be sent to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Using WMF employee accounts and employee personal accounts in the same community discussions

2017-02-27 Thread
l"? I seems to recall > hearing about days when useful discussions happened here. > > On Feb 27, 2017 10:18 AM, "Fæ" <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> They have been repeatedly asked to stick to one account and refused to >> do so. I suggest yo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Using WMF employee accounts and employee personal accounts in the same community discussions

2017-02-27 Thread
sic interaction in an online setting - be > curtious. > > On Feb 27, 2017 9:32 AM, "Fæ" <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Could someone with an appropriate level of managerial authority within >> the WMF, such as an HR manager, confirm that staff accounts, which ar

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-27 Thread
* Crickets * If you were expecting a reply to the suggested "Agreement from the WMF to reform the system", perhaps it needs to be raised in a more formal fashion somewhere where WMF Legal or the CEO might feel they need to answer? Fae On 20 February 2017 at 08:55, Pine W

[Wikimedia-l] Using WMF employee accounts and employee personal accounts in the same community discussions

2017-02-27 Thread
Could someone with an appropriate level of managerial authority within the WMF, such as an HR manager, confirm that staff accounts, which are supposed to be identified with "(WMF)", are intended to be used for an employee's job or contract role, rather than for personal editing and publishing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Draft Code of Conduct for Technical Spaces

2017-02-26 Thread
On 26 February 2017 at 18:12, Pax Ahimsa Gethen wrote: > Thank you for sharing that Rachel Nabors post, David; bookmarked. I think > some on this list are missing the point that codes of conduct are necessary > to help provide a welcoming and safer environment for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-19 Thread
Based on this email discussion there are a number of factual issues: 1. Though there is a page on Meta about WMF global bans, it includes no explanation of the procedure that is followed by WMF employees. More about this has been said by informal email and published here. A key benefit of setting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-18 Thread
Spot on. If it is a criminal act, remember that WMF legal are paid to protect the WMF, the police are there to handle crime, which includes protection of a victim. Fae On 18 Feb 2017 11:11, "Tim Landscheidt" wrote: Robert Fernandez wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-16 Thread
Were I a "predatory individuals victimizing underage editors" there would be a reason to threaten me with a ban for replying to questions from other editors on my home talk page. But I am not. James' bad faith is unacceptable. Fae On 16 Feb 2017 14:22, "Robert Fernandez"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-15 Thread
On 15 February 2017 at 06:21, Pine W wrote: ... > Is it possible to have the records moved from the > spreadsheet to Meta? I thought I once saw a record of these actions on > Meta, but can't remember exactly where. The unmaintained old wikitable is at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-15 Thread
s 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:WMFOffice#Working_with_banned_users Fae On 14 February 2017 at 23:44, James Alexander <jalexan...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:53 AM Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Usecases are appearing, thanks to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-14 Thread
eral > actions that circumvent community processes may be inappropriate. For that > reason, I would like to see most requests for WMF accounts to get > permissions of admin or higher for community wikis go through the same > community vetting process as community members do. > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2017 Wikimania Scholarships

2017-02-14 Thread
a form referencing > 2017. > > Do you have a screenshot of what you are seeing? > > Seddon > > On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> The link given in the email (https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply) >> and the same link giv

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2017 Wikimania Scholarships

2017-02-14 Thread
The link given in the email (https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply) and the same link given at https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships send the applicant to a form designed for applications for the 2016 Wikimania. Is this intentional or are applicants using this form going to be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-14 Thread
I missed the link, for those wanting to refer to it, I suggest you keep a bookmark as it's very non-obvious and cannot be found by normal on-wiki searching. Link 1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DruVc7T9ZqTcfGwFAlxQrBMR4QBSD_DtjpDtGqMAAi0/pub On 14 February 2017 at 13:11, Fæ <

[Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-14 Thread
The WMF grants special rights to employees on a case-by-case basis, by-passing the normal community driven process to grant admin, developer and other rights. A few years ago the WMF officially committed to making this process transparent, and maintains a public Google Spreadsheet [1] so that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread
+1 on the request for links to all the past meeting agendas and publicly published minutes. I will be very interested to read any declarations of conflicts of interest. The board is intended to eventually control $100,000,000, so should be seen to be applying absolutely the most transparent and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Hong Kong

2017-02-08 Thread
Could we have a confirmation from AffCom that the list of formerly active affiliates on meta is "official", i.e. the definitive public reference list, and is maintained? * https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Formerly_Active_Affiliates If it is officially maintained,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Politics

2017-02-07 Thread
Looking at the archive, 16% of the posts to this single thread were by Gerard Meijssen. This first and only post from me on this is to agree with Yaroslav that it has been over-cooked and to point out that a better forum for this type of extended chatter is Facebook; at least until someone does

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