[Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Maryana Iskander

2022-04-11 Thread Frederick Noronha
https://www.opensourceforu.com/2022/01/an-open-letter-to-maryana-iskander/ -- April 2022 | Frederick Noronha. 784 Saligao 403511 Goa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa | M (after 2pm) +91 9822122436 Twitter @fn 1

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Blocking users for Palestinian flag

2021-07-03 Thread Frederick Noronha
expected to edit neutrally, so > expressing a political opinion on a user page could be considered a > declaration of partisanship which could extend to editing behaviour. > > Cheers, > > Peter > > > > *From:* Frederick Noronha [mailto:fredericknoro...@gmail.com] > *Se

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Blocking users for Palestinian flag

2021-06-29 Thread Frederick Noronha
Just seeking clarity: Is there anything wrong with expressing a political opinion on a userpage? A lot of our badges, flags, icons might have some or the other political history behind them, just that these are seen as more "normal" by today's standards. At one time, slavery too was considered

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedians of Goa User Group....

2020-12-10 Thread Frederick Noronha
Dear all: Our annual report is here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedians_of_Goa_User_Group#2020_updates It's our first year as an affiliate, and liking it. 2020 updates[edit ] Despite the pandemic, the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annoying ads

2020-12-06 Thread Frederick Noronha
It's 0415 IST on the West Coast of India, and am just writing to say that I always read the hands-folded symbol as a "namaste": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namaste It's a kind of a respectful, non-contact greeting, and here we wouldn't take it as religious, more cultural if anything. For other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wiki World Heritage User Group

2020-10-24 Thread Frederick Noronha
That's good news. We have one in close proximity [1], so looking forward to sharing synergies in case this could help. Images should be easy. Likewise, such thematic groups could be an entry point to involve more potential Wikipedians with an interest in such issues. Could also push us too to do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New collaboration with the World Health Organization

2020-10-22 Thread Frederick Noronha
Is it possible to convince more international non-profits and government organisations (especially taxpayer-funded research organisations) that it would be in their interest as well to share the findings under some Creative Commons licenses? FN SEE:

[Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikipedians of Goa User Group

2019-08-03 Thread Frederick Noronha
Dear all, Thanks very much indeed for your kind words and warm welcome to the Wikipedians of Goa User Group. Our real work starts now! We hope we can live up to the confidence placed in us, and fulfil our commitments to be an effective user group. Since we are more geography-focussed (and also

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

2018-12-29 Thread Frederick Noronha
itised, chances are that it's in a non-English language, which is very hard to find very search engines. (No wonder that some of the prominent people from our regions are continually getting dismissed as non-notable, which I see as another form of 'systemic bias'). Give it a thought, please. Freder

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

2018-10-17 Thread Frederick Noronha
Congrats, guys! We are just 800 kms north of you, and are trying to build a Goa Wikipedia Group (focussing on local content in all languages, including and specially Konkani http://gom.wikipedia.org ) I'd be grateful if anyone could point me to the URL which lays down the procedure for forming

[Wikimedia-l] An invite from the Goa Wikipedia Group

2018-10-10 Thread Frederick Noronha
https://bit.ly/2pE3POJ Do come if possible... Saturday, Oct 13, 2018. Panjim. Fredericknoronha +91-9822122436 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and

[Wikimedia-l] Please help to build the Konkani wikipedia: Thanks to Isidore Dantas in Pune for this page... (translated from English)

2018-10-03 Thread Frederick Noronha
Borea Jezuchi Bazilika (Basilica of Bom Jesus) Jump to navigation Jump to search

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Portuguese Wikipedia has reached 1 Million articles created

2018-06-27 Thread Frederick Noronha
Congratulations from Goa! I've used some of your information to create English language articles, especially on topics where our pasts intersect. The Translate tool helps one to do a lot (though my knowledge of Pt itself is highly limited... even if there are 2000 words from Pt adopted by the

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Appropriation of the Wikimedia Blog by the WMF

2018-06-09 Thread Frederick Noronha
Dear David, I'm really sorry to hear this, and feel your pain. Having been through this in the past, I know (a bit) of how it feels. I just disagree with your analysis of seeing money as a mere tool. It can empower us, it can destroy us. Whoever said money is the root of all evil, knew what

[Wikimedia-l] P. Sainath's comments on the Wikipedia

2018-04-26 Thread Frederick Noronha
In the course of a 2015 talk at Yale, the prominent Indian journalist P. Sainath says (comparing his People's Archive): "We are not the Wikipedia. Just because anyone can contribute does not mean we will accept everything. A lot of democratic decisions are democratically taken by me. Yeah, this is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lower page views

2018-01-29 Thread Frederick Noronha
readers not feel likewise. And these are your growth areas. Frederick Noronha Fredericknoronha Goa, India Volunteer since 2006 -- _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ _/ FN * फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या * فريدريك نورونيا‎ +91-9822122436 _/ RADIO GOANA: https://archive.org/details

[Wikimedia-l] Why Wait? Wikipedia and Google Accidentally Declare Putin the Winner of March 2018 Presidential Elections

2018-01-17 Thread Frederick Noronha
Are we're seeing an increasing political manipulation of Wikipedia? https://globalvoices.org/2018/01/16/why-wait-wikipedia-and- google-accidentally-declare-putin-the-winner-of-march- 2018-presidential-elections/ Frederick -- _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ _/ FN*

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anyone else want the job of wikimediaau-l list admin?

2018-01-16 Thread Frederick Noronha
I could volunteer. Does location matter? Frederick -- _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ _/ FN * फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या * فريدريك نورونيا‎ +91-9822122436 _/ RADIO GOANA: https://archive.org/details/@fredericknoronha _/ _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/