[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Commons-l] Help fund a macro lens for a Commons contributor

2015-02-22 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Messaggio inoltrato Oggetto: [Commons-l] Help fund a macro lens for a Commons contributor Data: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:26:05 + Mittente: Tomasz W. Kozłowski twkozlow...@gmail.com Rispondi-a: Wikimedia Commons Discussion List common...@lists.wikimedia.org A:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Weird statistics

2015-02-17 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Anders Wennersten, 18/02/2015 05:57: The number of access from fixed devices in [1] show a hefty decrease on a yearly basis accelerating from September. (total -16%, for sv -35%) I wonder if there is an error in the measurements? No error.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cc-by-sa 4.0, Wikimedia logos

2015-02-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
See also https://creativecommons.org/board , https://creativecommons.org/tag/ceo It's important to note that CC has dozens of independent national chapters (affiliates https://wiki.creativecommons.org/Category:Jurisdictions ), many of which are university centres/departments; some are rather

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Engineering Community

2015-02-13 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Damon Sicore, 11/02/2015 21:31: • Collectively identify success criteria [..] How you can engage: • Join any of the weekly triage meetings to nominate a release blocker [...] Lila: Visual Editor Built-out/Roll-out planning -- engage now to define deployment criteria I don't know others,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cc-by-sa 4.0, Wikimedia logos

2015-02-10 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Pine W, 10/02/2015 10:13: in order to maintain continuity with new content What? Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who are the nicest people on our projects ?

2015-02-05 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Fæ, 05/02/2015 18:47: Top 10*most thanked* users in Jan 2015: English Wikipedia: Looks like edit wars pay back in this rank. Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2015-02-05 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Risker, 16/01/2015 18:44: We now have at least a partial understanding of the reason the fundraising campaign was extended, which is found in the minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting of November 2014.[1] Board members asked Lila and Lisa to consider and evaluate ways to raise additional

Re: [Wikimedia-l] statistics of usage of wikimedia project per language used in the interface

2015-02-04 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
charles andrès (WMCH), 04/02/2015 14:25: Is there a way to know how many people use Wikipedia per interface language? No. Said in other words, I want to know how many people display the Wikimedia project interface in the different version of German and Alemannisch. Until

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Education Extension

2015-02-03 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Samir Elsharbaty, 04/02/2015 03:08: It seems that the extension already covers most of what was suggested here: - A teacher or wiki-mentor could make a shared watchlist of their student's draft pages. - An editathon organiser could create a shared watchlist of all the articles within the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Education Extension

2015-02-03 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Liam Wyatt, 03/02/2015 14:06: Not precisely this, but related... Is there any plan to have folders in a watchlist, and then the ability to make a specific folder visible (a.k.a. shared) to others? [...] Has this been discussed/suggested before? Only a few dozens times. See

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila (Harassment Policy)

2015-02-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
If the WMF is consulting any specific entity of an individual Wikimedia project out of 800 for a crosswiki matter, that's ridiculous, period. I don't see why bother looking into the specific merits of the entity in question, or the allegations about them. Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
James Heilman, 03/02/2015 05:52: not sure what the solution is. Usually, following the docs: «use {{subst:OP}} to tell others that it's in progress» https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:OTRS#Templates_to_use_on_image_pages Nemo ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-26 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 26/01/2015 02:57: By size I mean the article count and the active editor count. If you drop this parenthesis, the whole email is fine. :) Article count is a totally useless metric for size; comparing useless metrics to uncertain metrics is quite sure to produce garbage.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is there some Wikimedia project to host contents based on original research? [Davenport]

2015-01-23 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Erkan Yilmaz, 06/01/2015 19:02: Wikiversity allows original research: https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Original_research English Wikiversity, that is. (And French, perhaps others.) Italian Wikiversity does not.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Winners Announced in World's Largest Photo Contest: Wiki Loves Monuments

2015-01-23 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Vira Motorko, 24/12/2014 19:40: Is there a blog post onhttps://blog.wikimedia.org/ about this? Will it be? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Blog#Drafting_a_post says to propose one yourself. For now I see

Re: [Wikimedia-l] EU copyright rules are maladapted to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange on the web

2015-01-22 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Cristian Consonni, 22/01/2015 02:29: A shorter version with the most important points is the press release: [2]https://juliareda.eu/2015/01/press-release-eu-copyright-report/ There's also a short summary at http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2015/01/breaking-news-pirate-party-mep-julia.html And at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF 2014 Annual report

2015-01-22 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Itzik - Wikimedia Israel, 22/01/2015 16:18: https://annual.wikimedia.org/2014/ I don't see a language selector. Clearly a regression compared to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2012-2013/Front Nemo ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] idea: making the projects accessible on Tor and IP2

2015-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
It would probably help if you linked a description of what you are proposing. :) https://www.torproject.org/docs/hidden-services.html.en Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2015-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Sue Gardner, 01/04/2014 05:23: On 21 March 2014 13:23, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: We will update the wiki page at https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedian_in_Residence/Harvard_University_assessment with more information and details. I encourage others to participate in this as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Spam] Re: Become a Digital object identifier (DOI) registarnt

2015-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Andrew Gray, 21/01/2015 13:35: (Foolish question: can oldids be reconstituted from dumps?) Yes, grep any XML dump for revision to see yourself. However, the standard import doesn't preserve this information. Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF has lost its path

2015-01-20 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
David Gerard, 20/01/2015 15:38: As I noted, this is a legal stick There was no indication whatsoever from the WMF that these actions were required by law. It's possible they were, sure. But we are abandoned to mere speculation from supporters of either interpretation. See talk page on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF has lost its path

2015-01-20 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
David Gerard, 20/01/2015 21:11: As I noted, this is a legal stick There was no indication whatsoever from the WMF that these actions were required by law. That's neither what I said nor meant Sorry if I was unclear: I know you didn't. It's just a distinction worth noting. Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Become a Digital object identifier (DOI) registarnt

2015-01-20 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
phoebe ayers, 20/01/2015 23:42: suggests relying on*us* for persistent identifier stability: Hmm I'm not sure that's what it's written there. However, relatedly, also today: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/cobweb «The footnote, a landmark in the history of civilization, took

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2015-01-16 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Megan Hernandez, 16/01/2015 22:11: Most of them do not have phabricator accounts, so the email feedback channel is critical. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Help#Using_e-mail Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2015-01-13 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
As for the fundraiser's duration, I believe the 2014 fundraiser ran for 30 days (December 2 to December 31, 2014). That's certainly incorrect. https://frdata.wikimedia.org/campaign-vs-amount.csv shows about 200 campaigns started in 2014, excluding sidebar and other regular stuff. A campaign

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is there some Wikimedia project to host contents based on original research?

2015-01-09 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Castelo Branco, 09/01/2015 14:17: Wikibooks is for textbooks, annotated texts, instructional guides, and manuals. (...) Wikibooks is not a place to publish primary research. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikibooks:What_is_Wikibooks That's only one language. Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update regarding WMF's reporting practices

2015-01-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Given https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2015-January/076324.html, some questions. Erik Moeller, 06/11/2014 07:57: Format: Effective immediately, we are shifting to a quarterly reporting format. This will impact our reporting, and the October through December

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Tilman Bayer joins Product Strategy Department

2015-01-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Erik Moeller, 07/01/2015 20:36: It’s my pleasure to announce that Tilman Bayer is joining the Foundation’s Product Strategy department as Senior Analyst. I would like to thank Katherine Maher for supporting and helping to prepare this move from the Communications department. Thanks. If I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: White House response to Aaron Swartz petition

2015-01-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Keegan Peterzell, 08/01/2015 09:15: ​For those unfamiliar with American political history in its brief existence, ​this is entirely expected. Sure, that part was the least interesting. The power over who has the right to hire and fire whom has been the center of our politics since near

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Honorary degree for Wikipedia + meeting

2015-01-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Romaine Wiki, 08/01/2015 18:12: Universiteit Maastricht (UM) reikt een eredoctoraat uit aan Frans Timmermans en de oprichter van Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales. Doctorate in what discipline? Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: White House response to Aaron Swartz petition

2015-01-07 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
See https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-united-states-district-attorney-carmen-ortiz-office-overreach-case-aaron-swartz/RQNrG1Ck Messaggio inoltrato Oggetto:Response to We the People Petition on U.S. Attorney's Office Personnel Matters Data: Wed, 07 Jan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-06 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Anders Wennersten, 06/01/2015 12:26: I believe that in the area of gender-gap the dynamic could be more complex (as in my example). And if WMF only want to see a direct link between effort and impact, they could miss out other dynamics. I think this is always a good point to remind ourselves,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2015-01-06 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Patricia Pena, 06/01/2015 19:32: worked with our bank to improve the security and fraud protection of our bank accounts so that we can now disclose the bank account information on our donation pages. Great! Can these important security tips/steps be documented on a Meta-Wiki page, so that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is there some Wikimedia project to host contents based on original research?

2015-01-05 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Sucheta Ghoshal, 05/01/2015 14:30: huge repository of texts, images, and other relevant details that they are willing to make available digitally in the form of free contents. Freely licensed reproductions of relevant primary sources are definitely welcome on Wikimedia Commons. We wish to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Become a Digital object identifier (DOI) registarnt

2014-12-31 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Andy Mabbett, 30/12/2014 22:53: Where 's the best on-wiki (Meta?) place to propose this? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/RfC looks ok *if* you have enough information already. For instance, AFAIK DOI has a non-negligible cost and Internet Archive uses ARK instead for this reason. Information

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Our final email

2014-12-18 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Liam Wyatt, 19/12/2014 00:08: PS: Less than 1% of our readers donate enough to keep Wikipedia running. Your contribution counts! I read this as shame on you, users who use Wikipedia without paying for its costs!. Criminalising our users is really abusive. Sadly, this latest violation of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to fix Commons

2014-12-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
geni, 15/12/2014 09:54: Not in the way that I mean. WMUK is a contact for wikipedia (and other wikimedia projects). I've seen little evidence of it being a contact for people less sure about where they want to go. Sounds like a problem specific to WMUK then, which you should discuss with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to fix Commons

2014-12-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Strainu, 15/12/2014 13:06: Online editing for images is an obvious first step, but we know there are already basic online video editing functions (youtube) so even if it takes a while, this should be a target for the engineering team. Does anyone know if there are any bugs on the subject?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to fix Commons

2014-12-14 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
geni, 14/12/2014 09:13: if we can turn the chapters into respected points of contact which GLAMs Is there any evidence to think they aren't? Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-11 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Steven Walling, 11/12/2014 17:40: I just noticed Really? The day after tomorrow is the 12th birthday of https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Avoid_copyright_paranoiaoldid=649 ! Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] MoodBar usage

2014-12-09 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 09/12/2014 17:10: If anybody in the above projects thinks that the MoodBar is useful then it should probably stay enabled, and maybe even revived and installed on other projects. But if the feedback left by new users through this tool is not actually read and handled, then it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community Ireland as a Wikimedia User Group

2014-12-09 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Sweet. Carlos M. Colina, 09/12/2014 22:39: 2: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_Ireland Which mentions Gaeilge, but not the geography. Is Northern Ireland included, or is geography irrelevant for the group? :) Nemo ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the Netherlands; informing the donors

2014-12-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Gerard Meijssen, 07/12/2014 13:11: At the time I learned that there is the possibility of an European tax status. I do remember that it took several years of financial statements. This is something we can easily provide We already do: that's what local chapters are for. WMF is not based in EU

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF November 2014 Metrics Activities Meeting: Thursday, December 4, 19:00 UTC

2014-12-05 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Salvador A, 05/12/2014 08:05: From your answer to Scott I read that those are only statistics from enwiki, do you know if the same happened in eswiki or, conversely, eswiki grow the number of views? In the last case I could assume that we are converting English readers into Spanish readers and

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

2014-12-04 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
phoebe ayers, 04/12/2014 23:20: Given all this context, in our meeting the board discussed whether we should try to raise more money now to build our long-term reserves There is so much to say about this let's milk the cow before it's too old approach that it's definitely out of scope for

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

2014-12-03 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Martijn Hoekstra, 03/12/2014 10:13: I will automate this message for the first Tuesday of December, around 10:00 a.m. UTC. If others could automate their messages to not exactly coincidence with this one, that would help. Why December? Fundraising banners are up all year long. Due to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] edited mercilessly

2014-12-03 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
The merciless was used in the standardised messages decided by referendum in 2009: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update#Proposed_terms_of_use It got lost in the implementation in 2009: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update/Implementation#Terms_for_edit_screen And then the

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

2014-12-03 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
svetlana, 03/12/2014 23:20: It is already co-owned. It is just that people haven't bothered to try talking to the Fundraising Team. {{citation needed}} Go look at the number of people who tried on fundraiser@, m:Talk:Fundraising* and fundraising@ (well, this one you can't; it was shut down

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Why does the questionnaire seemingly exclude the WMF? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide#Preparing_to_Take_the_Organizational_Effectiveness_Questionnaire If the WMF is one other organized group in the sentence A Wikimedia chapter, user group, thematic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: New board elected, annual plan postponed.

2014-12-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Several great comebacks here! Thanks Tim and everyone for this new 2 years commitment. Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WHO interested in evidence on the impact of CC licensing

2014-12-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Not what you asked, but UNESCO's recent leaflet is rather nice and has a dozen pages on impact. http://www.unesco.de/fileadmin/medien/Dokumente/Kommunikation/Open_Content_A_Practical_Guide_to_Using_Open_Content_Licences_web.pdf James Heilman, 02/12/2014 21:20: We would welcome sharing with us

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-12-01 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Tim Landscheidt, 01/12/2014 04:22: Also, I'm no expert on EU regulations, but I do observe that according to the European Payments Council, it seems payees receiving SEPA credit transfers are advised to communicate the IBAN only where necessary:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WaPo Wikipedia's 'complicated; relationship with net neutrality

2014-12-01 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
This comparison is quite useful and got rather popular: «For all the arcana in telecommunications law, there is a really simple way of thinking of the debate over net neutrality: Is access to the Internet more like access to electricity, or more like cable television service?».

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WaPo Wikipedia's 'complicated; relationship with net neutrality

2014-12-01 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Tim Landscheidt, 01/12/2014 02:05: Wikipedia Zero favours solely Wikipedia (und sister projects) Sister projects? Since when? Ah, I see they are in the new template agreement: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero_Template_Agreement It would be nice to know what percentage of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-30 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Michael Snow, 30/11/2014 01:03: One avenue for fraud that's facilitated by posting account numbers is small payment fraud, usually involving stolen credit cards. [.] So what all this message have to do with IBAN? Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-30 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Michael Snow, 30/11/2014 19:40: As the rest of the message discussed, the fraudsters can use the IBAN to make a donation in order to test that stolen card information belongs to a real credit card. Are you sure you know what an IBAN is? Anyway, please inform the European Central Bank of your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Experimenting on Wikimedians

2014-11-28 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
David Gerard, 19/11/2014 13:12: The increase in efficiency through the banner campaign has been truly remarkable! Are you able to provide data for any of these claims? If you take a moment to do the obvious thing and look on Meta, specifically at the obvious page ([[Fundraising]]), you'll

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-24 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
pajz, 23/11/2014 18:07: while, as I said, I have no particular interest in defending WMDE and have not even read their proposal, let me say that I would find that a preposterous measure of success/failure. You can't just look at a time series of the number of editors and say good trend -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-23 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Gerard Meijssen, 23/11/2014 08:27: I am really surprised how little attention this is getting. It seems to me that there isn't much to say; I see political decisions, they are what they are. One of them is detail detail detail; while WMF can just throw a slogan on paper and get millions for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-17 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Moreover, because fundraising reports are now so stingy, we can't even know the (per-country) effects of such decisions (cc fundraiser@), hence public accountability is impossible. * https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Fundraising/2013-14_Reportdiff=10307365oldid=10265366 *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-14 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Dorożyński Janusz, 14/11/2014 14:59: Really, we want help and we can help, especially locals, i.e. Russian folks. Too late? It seems the Russian government immediately seized the opportunity of a weaker position of Wikipedia in the public opinion. (You probably already saw, but anyway.)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
rubin.happy, 12/11/2014 18:48: We received some alerts from our users that donations are now blocked when user is from Russia: http://habrastorage.org/files/31b/b1f/ec9/31bb1fec9b9e45abb6ac4babcc237184.png Thanks for the information. Everyone can see the same warning by clicking the Russia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration Community: How Wikipedia's reaction to sudden popularity is causing its decline

2014-11-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Kim Bruning, 12/11/2014 19:40: I found this document/research paper on wikipedia user retention; FWIW http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~halfak/publications/The_Rise_and_Decline/ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:The_Rise_and_Decline

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is November 22, 2014

2014-11-09 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
There are events in many countries: http://www.survivorday.org/international-survivor-day-events/ (I know the list is not complete because Milan is missing). As a followup to https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2013-January/123598.html given

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wayback machine

2014-11-03 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
John, 03/11/2014 22:54: Does anyone have contact information for the wayback machine? I am trying to improve one of my tools for wikipedia, and am wondering if we can get a minor change/feature request implemented. Usually I recommend: * #internetarchive on EFNet for quick sanity check, * the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Experimenting on Wikimedians

2014-10-31 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
An interesting piece of corporate communication on the topic was http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/we-experiment-on-human-beings/ I've expanded the Meta-Wiki page a bit, including the following additions: * They number in the dozens and are usually documented in the Meta-Wiki [[Research]]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] thank vs. like

2014-10-26 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 26/10/2014 20:45: In the Hebrew Wikipedia there's a discussion about the Thanks feature, which raises the following confusion among other things: Why does the person who is sending the thank-you gets a message saying $1 was notified that you liked his/her edit., and the person

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapters and GLAM tooling

2014-10-25 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
MZMcBride, 25/10/2014 16:16: But again, the focus would be integrating into the Wikimedia technical platform and fixing issues in production, rather than trying to make Labs scripts and tools better. False dichotomy IMHO. Usual example:* https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/42259 Quite clearly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia needs an IDE, not a WYSIWYG editor

2014-10-25 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
quiddity, 25/10/2014 20:26: We don't have HTML preview, which might be interesting. Surely it's possible to whip up a userscript for it, if anyone would actually find it massively useful. (Or, we can just leave the browser's own Web Developer bar open to see the HTML. ctrl-f is our friend.)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising reports after 2011

2014-10-20 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Lisa Gruwell, 06/10/2014 02:44: Thanks for the timely question! We are actually just double checking the numbers in our FY 2013-14 Fundraising Report right now. We are aiming to publish it toward the end of the week. Thanks. This didn't answer any of the 2012 questions though.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Audit - June 30, 2014

2014-10-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Pine W, 15/10/2014 09:56: Hi Risker, I am speaking of all of them, and I suppose our mission also, although in ways that are broadly interpreted. For example, as an organization that values freedom and transparency, and is for the purpose of public education for the benefit of all people, I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Audit - June 30, 2014

2014-10-13 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Garfield Byrd, 13/10/2014 19:56: The June 30, 2014 audit of the Wikimedia Foundation and accompanying QA have now been posted and can be found on the Wikimedia Foundation Financial reports page. https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Financial_reports Please contact me with any questions.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [AffCom] Quarterly goals for WMF Legal

2014-10-11 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Pine W, 11/10/2014 22:05: 4. We in Cascadia Wikimedians (and I imagine other thematic organizations) have our own timelines that we need to deal with, and needing to wait indefinitely for Affcom and Legal to make decisions [...] a) Be aware it's impossible to understant what you're talking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-10 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Itzik - Wikimedia Israel, 07/10/2014 09:50: I hope next year election committee will take it in consideration. Why hope? Just create the rules page on Meta with the amended criteria which just found consensus. They can then be worked on from there. Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 - Jury Announcement and Start of Bidding

2014-10-10 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Fæ, 10/10/2014 16:44: [...] a WMF employee make community decisions for us (such as appointing the Jury [...] I've not inspected the facts in detail, but as far as I could understand this is NOT what happened, so it's a bit annoying to hear you repeat it continuously. I added a summary to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bug day: Book tool/Collection/PDF, 2014-10-08, 14–22 UTC

2014-10-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
We start in 30 min from now :) Federico Leva (Nemo), 29/09/2014 19:51: Hello, Please join us on the next Wikimedia bug day: **2014-10-08, 14:00–22:00 UTC** [1] in #wikimedia-tech on Freenode IRC.[2] We will be triaging bug reports for the Collection extension (Book tool) in general and PDF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Nobel Peace Prize announcement and editathon

2014-10-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Will they release their own biographies under a free license to ease article expansion? :) Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bug day: Book tool/Collection/PDF, 2014-10-08, 14–22 UTC

2014-10-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
, valhallasw`cloud. (And probably someone else in bugzilla at the same time.) Nemo Federico Leva (Nemo), 08/10/2014 15:33: We start in 30 min from now :) Federico Leva (Nemo), 29/09/2014 19:51: Hello, Please join us on the next Wikimedia bug day: **2014-10-08, 14:00–22:00 UTC** [1] in #wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
The title should be WMF Board of Trustee elections. Itzik - Wikimedia Israel, 05/10/2014 09:40: For example, last elections there were 1809 valid votes. And this is the issue we should be talking about: the ~99.5 % abstention rate.* By comparison, the number of WMF staff this days is 218,

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising reports after 2011

2014-10-04 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Since 2012 it's almost impossible to get information about the WMF fundraising... Does someone have insight in how WMF could be made again interested in fundraising transparency? Poking doesn't help. For instance: me, Perohanych and Mike Peel have been waiting 16 months for two simple and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] translation by importing articles

2014-10-04 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 04/10/2014 15:09: Is it a usual practice in the German Wikipedia? Yes. What is the reason for it? GFDL Is there a policy page about it? Probably in the neighbourhood of https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Importw%C3%BCnsche Are there are Wikipedia projects

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Damon Sicore joins WMF as Vice President of Engineering

2014-09-29 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Lila Tretikov, 29/09/2014 19:38: We are excited to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation now has a Vice President of Engineering. Damon Sicore will be filling this vital role. Nice to see this long story reach an end. Welcome, Damon. It will be interesting to see the experience from previous

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-09-23 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Erik Moeller, 17/04/2014 19:21: Yes, this is part of the reason why I'm considering a donation to them - they're definitely in start-up mode, and we want them to survive. We can continue to handle these kinds of gifts as a very rare, discretionary thing for now (and I may want to move forward

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-22 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Samuel Klein, 22/09/2014 01:05: Ori and all: this is really fantastic. Thank you. I'm seeing 2+ second speedups (on 6+s loads :/ ) on longish pages such as And saving a null edit to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Cbrown1023/Logos went from 90+ seconds to ~30 for me I think? :p

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-20 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Rand McRanderson, 20/09/2014 21:32: Here is one idea. A dashboard of top level Wikimedia projects https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering with statuses, estimates, and a key to terms. Or does this exist? No:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Brasil] Jessie's IDEO adventure

2014-09-19 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Jessie Wild, 19/09/2014 00:35: One point of clarification: I'll actually be working with IDEO.org http://ideo.org/, which is a spin-off of IDEO (and yes, Jane, that is the Wikipedia article for IDEO) It is a separate organization focused on partnering with people in need to design paths out

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow: on featured article discussions

2014-09-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 15/09/2014 11:12: These opinions are relevant, but the way they are presented in the watchlist is unhelpful and I feel that it wastes my time. If the reason is so trivial (on it.wiki it's certainly more complex than that), sounds like something that subpagination and/or RSS

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow: on featured article discussions

2014-09-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 15/09/2014 13:12: The English Wikipedia uses it for Articles for Deletion (AfD) and for a lot of other things. I tried to follow AfD for some time, and I had similar issues. Issues which you still haven't described. Nemo ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow: on featured article discussions

2014-09-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 15/09/2014 14:25: Seeing notifications about articles in the same watchlist with these notifications is already an issue. There's a namespace selector. I select ns0 + talk when I'm in editing mode and invert that when I'm not. Seeing only the last support or oppose

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow: on featured article discussions

2014-09-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Marc A. Pelletier, 15/09/2014 15:07: On 09/15/2014 09:03 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: All the problems you mentioned I consider solved since about 2006 on it.wiki, modernise your practices. ... isn't that what Flow is trying to do? By making me and Amir talk of how to use wiki pages, you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upload Wizard work (was Re: Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments)

2014-09-13 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Erik Moeller, 06/09/2014 08:44: - The multimedia dev team has spent a fair bit of time doing some initial UploadWizard refactoring and code cleanup. We've also contracted Neil Kandalgaonkar, the original UploadWizard developer (who left WMF a while ago), to help out a bit and provide some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The reader, who doesn't exist

2014-09-13 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
MZMcBride, 24/08/2014 23:57: Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: First, let's make one thing clear: the reader doesn't exist; it's just a rhetorical trick, and a very dangerous one. For more: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stupidity_of_the_reader This essay looks fascinating. I hope to read

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog network?

2014-09-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
David Cuenca, 12/09/2014 14:00: However it is hard to navigate from blog to blog to discover what is going on at each chapter. There is http://www.chaptersplanet.org/ The Planet is linked from the Meta-Wiki sidebar so it certainly is the place. Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access by Wikimedia volunteers to WMF records about them

2014-08-24 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
If you don't know of a policy which gives you the right to ask something, why ask that something? Instead, ask something you know you have the right to ask; for instance, EU citizens have the right, by privacy law, to ask what PII an entity has about them. Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access by Wikimedia volunteers to WMF records about them

2014-08-24 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
I'd worry about that only after a rejection. :-) However, while I don't know about UK, in Italy I see several degrees of administrative recourse at the data protection authority. Here's a list: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/eu/index_en.htm Nemo

[Wikimedia-l] The reader, who doesn't exist

2014-08-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
MZMcBride, I agree with you, but let me split out one thing: On 20 August 2014 04:09, MZMcBride wrote: the one complaint I _never_ hear is that Wikipedia has a readership problem. Then you'll hear it from me. First, let's make one thing clear: the reader doesn't exist; it's just a rhetorical

Re: [Wikimedia-l] SatuSuro, stop stalking the home of my parents

2014-08-03 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Russavia, 03/08/2014 04:26: [...] With this in mind, I sent an email to my folks asking them if they knew T.H. or if they recognised him from his photo.[2] I told them that the guy had stated I know his parents house quite well. They were concerned. [...] Notifying parents was an

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 34 TB Wikimedia Commons files on archive.org: you can help

2014-08-01 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
WikiTeam[1] has released an update of the chronological archive of all Wikimedia Commons files, up to 2013. Now at ~34 TB total. https://archive.org/details/wikimediacommons I wrote to – I think – all the mirrors in the world, but apparently nobody is interested in such a mass of media

Re: [Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-07-31 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Was this paid-by-proxy contribution accompanied by disclosure? Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Catching copy and pasting early

2014-07-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
This has nothing to do with wiki-research-l, it's mostly about who can pay for the API keys. https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Web_search Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

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