Great work to you all and great news from the WHO. I live and work in
Geneva not far from the WHO HQ, and am quite willing to help out in any way
On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 10:44 AM Joy Agyepong wrote:
> Super excited about this collaboration the movement is indeed
Top-down and Bottom-up:
Wikipedia relies on volunteers and can really be considered to be a
"bottom-up" encyclopedia project, where the readers can also add content
and become part of the project. I consider that the Kiwix offline Wikipedia
is also very democratic in that anyone can copy and share
> > > > Yes
> > > >
> > > > We dont give all scholarships for that reason while for regional
> > Wikicon we
> > > > receive more requests and we fill the amount immediately.
> > > >
> > > > It's not an opinion tha
I am a Swiss member, and I did go to Wikimania (and did a small
I think that you need to clarify you statement:
"In Wikimedia CH we cannot give scholarships for Wikimania because people
would not do long trips."
When looking up what was sais for Wikimania 2019 I read:
Great news Galder!
Your fantastic education program should inspire other laguage communities
here in Europe. It is a really great way to help the encyclopedia grow.
Keep up the good work!
On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:47 PM Dennis Tobar
> Enhorabuena Galder. Muy buenas noticias para
Thank you WMBE for your long report.
I was at Wikimania 2018 and I was deeply troubled by the actions taken by
the Trust & Safety team. I now have a much clearer understanding of what
went on, and I feel that there really needs to be some introspection done
by the Trust & Safety team.
I am also
Sorry about this mail, I hate to rain on somebody's parade but:
Ever since Wikidata was set up, there have been more edit made by bots than
by humans (registered contributor + anonymous contributor), except for a
few periods in 2017 and 2018. On the other hand, the activity of the bots
v Shlomi Fish <shlo...@shlomifish.org>:
> > Hi Gabriel,
> > On Mon, 7 May 2018 14:02:44 +0100
> > Gabriel Thullen <gabr...@thullen.com> wrote:
> > > I am also a Linux advocate, and have been so for years (decades?). That
> > > been sai
I am also a Linux advocate, and have been so for years (decades?). That
been said, I imagine that there are still more people using Windows XP than
there are people using Linux. Last time I checked (october 2017) it was
something like 5% using XP and less than 1% using linux, all distros
I should have joined in this discussion a little earlier. I work a lot with
the French Wikipedia, and we do not just translate articles from English (6
million articles) to French (only 2 million articles). The French community
is large and active, and provide a unique local perspective on the
Thank you for your message and thank you for showing us that our Wikimedia
employees are white collar workers, and as such they also have the right to
be part of an organized labor movement. For those who do not know me well,
I am a board member of the Geneva public sector labor
You can count me in as well. I would like to help make this a great
Wikimania, I am looking forward to work with the African community.
I was planning on submitting a few proposals for the program as well, I
hope that this will not be a problem. The colleagues I am planning to do
Thank you Katherine for your long and thoughtful message on this difficult
subject. I feel that the Foundation took the necessary steps to ensure that
all parties concerned were treated fairly. I also tend to trust the
Foundation board when they say that there was "no merit to the charges".
> > Le 4 août 2017 à 21:46, Devouard (gmail) <fdevou...@gmail.com> a écrit :
> > Le 04/08/2017 à 18:17, Gabriel Thullen a écrit :
> >> What is important here is that trust has to be rebuilt between the
> >> members on on
What is important here is that trust has to be rebuilt between the chapter
members on one hand and the board & senior staff on the other hand.
The way I understand the situation is that the board has expelled a few
vocal opponents, a few board members have resigned, one staffer was fired
I will bi going to the September 9 GA, and for the moment I still am a
member of Wikimedia France.
I am posting here in spite of the risk, because I want to set a few things
25% of the French chapter asked for this GA knowing full well that the
annual GA was scheduled a month later in
I will add my voice to those saying thank you. I am so glad to see the
Signpost again !
On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 9:50 AM, James Heilman wrote:
> Definitely agree. Very happy to see the signpost up and running again.
> On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:33 AM, Àlex Hinojo
Yes, that is a really great result.
Switzerland is like a next-door neighbor. If Germany can do it, we should
be able to do it as well !
Lets say that our goal for Switzerland should be 1'500 new members... :)
On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 1:42 PM, James Heilman wrote:
> +1 agree
I agree that sockpuppets are a real problem, but they manage fine right now
without going through Tor. There are quite a few ways to connect up using
different IPs as it is now, so the real problem remains: the sockpuppeteers
On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 10:20 PM, Cristian Consonni
I imagine registered users could edit through TOR. That is how it works
with my school IP: anonymous edits are blocked, account creation as well,
but you can sign in an edit.
On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 7:47 PM, John wrote:
> enabling read access via Tor shouldn't be an
and zim files for
> > downloading. That would be easier than cloning Wikipedia content.
> > However that approach will save readers but not writers.
> > Kind regards
> > Il 07 Mag 2017 23:36, "Gabriel Thullen" <gabr...@thullen.com> ha
I agree with James that we need to encourage initiatives like Kiwix
Wikipedia Zero. We need to be able to distribute Kiwix in countries that
have blocked Wikipedia, because it is no big deal for a government to block
the Kiwix.org site as well, and phone operators providing Wikipedia Zero
t; in getting a more universal collection of opinions.
> > Cheers,
> > Peter
> > -Original Message-
> > From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On
> > Behalf Of Gabriel Thullen
> > Sent: Sunday, 23 April 2017 1
I also agree with Itzik and James. The chapters depend on the Wikimedia
Foundation for a large part of their finances, so when something like this
happens, the whole movement is concerned, not just Wikimedia Philippines.
When one chapter of affiliate looks bad, everybody will get part of the
I suggest another question, right after your #5. Undisclosed paid editing
is one thing, dealing with disclosed paid editors within our community is
another. You could add the following question:
"Asking if we agree to let disclosed paid editors occupy key positions
within the Wikimedia movement
Paid editors have been adding content to Wikipedia for a long time. Some of
them might even be doing so in accordance with the rules and guidelines,
but that is not what makes this case stand out.
The PR agency did a total of three edits, and the third one managed to pass
under the radar. They
This advertising campaign is particularly interesting, it appears that this
is the first time we can talk about an exploit (as is said in computer
security). It has been done once so it can be done again.
What worries me here is that an advertising campaign like this one, mixing
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