[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Invitation to the May 2019 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, May 30th, 18:00 UTC

2019-05-30 Thread Gregory Varnum
9ZG%2BR1-etg6gLR-hfGKE13Mbw_TnMTjVfNg%40mail.gmail.com <https://groups.google.com/a/wikimedia.org/d/msgid/foundation-optional/CAMZ4qgUVnz9Eajo9ZG%2BR1-etg6gLR-hfGKE13Mbw_TnMTjVfNg%40mail.gmail.com?utm_medium=email_source=footer> . -- Gregory Varnum (pronouns - he/his/him) Communications Strategist Wikim

[Wikimedia-l] Seeking members for a paid translation experiment

2019-05-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
/wiki/Communications/Organization_communications_translators_group Individuals interested in participating should contact Gregory Varnum ( gvar...@wikimedia.org) in the Wikimedia Foundation Communications department by 16 May 2019 and provide: 1. On-wiki username 2. Languages which you have high profic

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Invitation to the April 2019 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday 25 April, 18:00 UTC / Call for future proposals

2019-04-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
to all of us, and we need your help to do that! If you (yes you!) have a 3-15 minute presentation or update you would like to share with the movement, please sign up on Meta-Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings/Sign_up *Agenda:* Facilitator: Gregory Varnum

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the April 2019 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday 25 April, 18:00 UTC / Call for future proposals

2019-04-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
Apologies for outdated subject line. :) -greg On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 2:57 PM Gregory Varnum wrote: > Hello, > > As you perhaps noticed, the email for this month's meeting is coming out > late. We had some last minute cancellations, are forging ahead, but need > your help with

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the March 2019 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, March 28, 18:00 UTC / Call for future proposals

2019-04-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
to all of us, and we need your help to do that! If you (yes you!) have a 3-15 minute presentation or update you would like to share with the movement, please sign up on Meta-Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings/Sign_up *Agenda:* Facilitator: Gregory Varnum

[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: We are seeking a diverse group of volunteers to work with Foundation on movement communications

2019-04-11 Thread Gregory Varnum
-_March_2019 -- Gregory Varnum (pronouns - he/his/him) Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and

[Wikimedia-l] Call for members for new Communications committee

2019-03-21 Thread Gregory Varnum
PS. Please help us with translating and sharing this update and call for members: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications_committee/Call_for_members_-_March_2019 -- Gregory Varnum (pronouns - he/his/him) Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next Wikimedia monthly activities meeting will be on 28 February

2019-02-19 Thread Gregory Varnum
PM 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 Ja

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lisa Lewin joining Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2019-02-01 Thread Gregory Varnum
The reason why her photo had not yet been uploaded to Commoms is rather simple. The staff that were going to do it (thank you for doing it) are attending the organization’s All Hands event. Getting the information out was our focus, and we will be updating other places early next week. I hope

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

2019-01-22 Thread Gregory Varnum
page on Meta-Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings/Sign_up -greg -- Gregory Varnum (pronouns - he/his/him) Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> ___ Wikimedia-l m

[Wikimedia-l] We want to hear about what you did this year!

2018-11-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings/Sign_up -greg On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 3:36 PM Gregory Varnum wrote: > Hello! > > What happened this year in the Wikimedia movement? We want to hear about > it at the 6 December activities meeting! > > Submissions for lightning talks at next month's Wikimedia monthly &g

[Wikimedia-l] Submissions for end of year lightning talks at December activities meeting

2018-11-21 Thread Gregory Varnum
movement this past year. The talks will be given during the Wikimedia monthly activities meeting on 6 December 2018 at 18:00 UTC. For more information about the meetings, please visit the info page Meta-Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=1446937 Thank you! -greg -- Gregory Varnum Communications

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

2018-10-22 Thread Gregory Varnum
Daylight Time). If you would like to sign up to participate, please visit: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings/Sign_up Thank you, -- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> gvar...@wikimedia.org Pr

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Invitation to the August 2018 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, August 30, 18:00 UTC

2018-08-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
0 UTC (11:00 Pacific Daylight Time). Thank you, -greg [1] https://youtu.be/yZPZmRQnkXU --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation gvar...@wikimedia.org Pronouns: He/Him/His ___ Please note: all replies sent

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the August 2018 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, August 30, 18:00 UTC

2018-08-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
0 UTC (11:00 Pacific Daylight Time). Thank you, -greg [1] https://youtu.be/yZPZmRQnkXU --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation gvar...@wikimedia.org Pronouns: He/Him/His ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, g

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

2018-08-10 Thread Gregory Varnum
--- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimedia.org Pronouns: He/Him/His > On Aug 8, 2018, at 8:28 AM, attolippip wrote: > > It also does not seem to work correctly on mobile (android): > > https://commo

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

2018-08-01 Thread Gregory Varnum
;do not write you own bio". Or the fact that the header > is in German, despite saying that the page is in English.) > > Is there any intention to have somewhere where edits can be at least > proposed? > > -- Yair Rand > > 2018-08-01 21:51 GMT-04:00 Gregory Varnum : > >

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

2018-08-01 Thread Gregory Varnum
(Heather, Zack, Katherine, Mel, and Greg), -greg --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation gvar...@wikimedia.org Pronouns: He/Him/His ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-27 Thread Gregory Varnum
--- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimedia.org Pronouns: He/Him/His > On Jul 27, 2018, at 12:32 PM, Mario Gómez wrote: > > I have gathered more evidence and opened a sockpuppet investigation, > omitting a

[Wikimedia-l] No July Metrics and Activities meeting

2018-07-25 Thread Gregory Varnum
and time). If you have any questions - please let me know. Enjoy the rest of your July and we shall see you next month! -greg ___ Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-23 Thread Gregory Varnum
Just a quick note that the Foundation will be replying to this soon. However the people involved were participating in Wikimania and currently traveling - so it may take us a few days to collect the information necessary for an informed response. Thank you everyone for your patience. -greg

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 Gregory Varnum
be sent later. > On Jul 21, 2018, at 3:25 AM, Mario Gómez wrote: > > On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 2:56 AM, Gregory Varnum > wrote: > >> As far as it being an alternative, that is usually true, but it is also >> true for non-LGBTQ families and I am not aware of vi

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 Gregory Varnum
Taking off my “staff hat” and not weighing in on WMIL taking this stance, but did want to correct one claim and offer some context on this issue overall. :) Having worked on LGBTQ issues most of my professional career, and being a gay man planning on having a child one day, I feel confident I

[Wikimedia-l] Recognizing the one-year anniversary of the Wikipedia block in Turkey

2018-05-02 Thread Gregory Varnum
these messages. If you have any questions, please let us know. -greg -- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> gvar...@wikimedia.org Pronouns: He/His/Him ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guid

[Wikimedia-l] Notification of data disclosure from two Wikimedia Foundation mailing lists

2018-04-12 Thread Gregory Varnum
cted, and recommend precautionary steps they may wish to take. Multiple departments within the Foundation are also reviewing potential internal procedural changes to prevent future incidents, and sharing additional information on secure mailing list management with the staff. -- Gregory Varnum Communicat

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Seeking your feedback on future Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meetings

2018-04-05 Thread Gregory Varnum
on sharing in a few months our findings and planned changes. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_metrics_and_activities_meetings/Request_for_comments_-_2018 Thank you! -greg On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 3:49 PM, Gregory Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Greetings! &g

[Wikimedia-l] Seeking your feedback on future Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meetings

2018-03-21 Thread Gregory Varnum
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_metrics_and_activities_meetings/Process [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_metrics_and_activities_meetings/Future_meetings -- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> gvar...@wikimed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Notification about problem identified with a recent CentralNotice banner

2018-03-19 Thread Gregory Varnum
i criptocurrency case. > > Strainu > > În 17 martie 2018 03:57:28 EET, Gregory Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org> a > scris: >> On 14 March and 15 March 2018, a CentralNotice banner appeared to some >> logged-out users viewing English Wikipedia pages. The banner con

[Wikimedia-l] Notification about problem identified with a recent CentralNotice banner

2018-03-16 Thread Gregory Varnum
On 14 March and 15 March 2018, a CentralNotice banner appeared to some logged-out users viewing English Wikipedia pages. The banner contained JavaScript hosted by Facebook, which allowed Facebook to collect traffic data from those who visited a page with a banner. The banner was prepared by the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Records Retention and Destruction Policy

2018-02-20 Thread Gregory Varnum
in time for periods covered by past 990s, but we will be reporting this policy in future filings. Thank you for checking! -greg --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimedia.org Pronouns: He/Him/His > On Feb 20, 20

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation January 2018 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, February 1, 16:00 UTC (WMDE edition)

2018-02-01 Thread Gregory Varnum
ies_meetings >> >> We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting. >> >> All the best, >> Nicole >> >> [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFzqTxTfq2Y >> >> >>> On 24 January 2018 at 02:09, Gregory Varnum <gvar...@wik

[Wikimedia-l] January Wikimedia Foundation Metrics & Activities meeting

2018-01-23 Thread Gregory Varnum
in Germany in this experiment as part of our ongoing efforts to make the monthly metrics and activities meetings representative of our global movement. Best, Greg and Sam -- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimed

[Wikimedia-l] Updates on the new Wikimedia Foundation website

2018-01-23 Thread Gregory Varnum
to come! -greg [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_website/2017-2018_update [2] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Foundation_website_-_2017-2018_update_-_Discovery_brief.pdf -- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <h

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sharing sad news about Bassel

2017-08-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
n is to make additional information about the Foundation’s efforts to honor Bassel’s contributions and values will be available during Wikimania. I want to join Katherine and others on this list in offering my personal condolences to all impacted by this tragic outcome. -greg ------- Gr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Sharing sad news about Bassel

2017-08-02 Thread Gregory Varnum
citations on that). -greg --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimedia.org > On Aug 2, 2017, at 2:54 PM, Ivan Martínez <gala...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear all. Sad and terrible news for the mov

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

2017-06-28 Thread Gregory Varnum
Pine, A proper response would take the Wikimedia Foundation some time to prepare. As Anna has tried to indicate, and as evidenced by a number of things, there are indeed a number of financial oversights. Regarding costs, as has been previously stated by the Foundation and Board, the Board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia

2017-04-30 Thread Gregory Varnum
r your patience! -greg --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimedia.org > On Apr 30, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Isarra Yos <zhoris...@gmail.com> wrote: > > This is a great way for them to ensure the r

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] April 12: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#13)

2017-04-12 Thread Gregory Varnum
ess > > -- > Katherine Maher > > Wikimedia Foundation > 149 New Montgomery Street > San Francisco, CA 94105 > > +1 (415) 839-6885 ext. 6635 <(415)%20839-6885> > +1 (415) 712 4873 <(415)%20712-4873> > kma...@wikimedia.org >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] LGBT+ safety considerations for conference venues

2016-11-10 Thread Gregory Varnum
Greetings, I wanted to take off my Wikimedia Foundation hat for a moment and offer some thoughts as a fellow volunteer. Without feeling physically/emotionally/mentally safe and free from prosecutorial persecution, it is nearly impossible to actively engage. Therefore, no goals can be achieved if

[Wikimedia-l] Seeking feedback on Communications Resource Center

2016-10-27 Thread Gregory Varnum
which the Learning and Evaluation team is currently developing. Thank you! -greg -- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist (Contractor) Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimedia.org ___ Wikimedia-l mailin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board appointment of Executive Director

2016-06-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
Nope - even with my wild imagination - it is simply not possible for me to be more pleased and excited by this news!!! Congratulations, Katherine! I think this is fantastic news for the Foundation and movement! -greg (User:Varnent) > On Jun 24, 2016, at 4:56 PM, Peter Southwood

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-05-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
ent expertise, from a diverse set of backgrounds. We announced the appointment of Annette Campbell-White last week as one of the founding board members. You can read more about her here.[4] Again, thanks for your questions and feedback both on this list and elsewhere. -Gregory Varnum W

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] REMINDER: Invitation to upcoming office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

2016-05-13 Thread Gregory Varnum
that participated, and we look forward to talking with folks at the IRC session later this month. -greg --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist (Contractor) Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimedia.org <mailto:gvar...@wikimedia.org> > On May

[Wikimedia-l] SOON: Video office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

2016-05-11 Thread Gregory Varnum
on Meta-Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director/May_2016_office_hours/Announcement --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist (Contractor) Wikimedia Foundation gvar...@wikimedia.org > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Gregory Varnum <gvar...@w

[Wikimedia-l] REMINDER: Invitation to upcoming office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

2016-05-10 Thread Gregory Varnum
- This original message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director/May_2016_office_hours/Announcement --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist (Contractor) Wikimedia Foundation gvar...@wikimedia.org > On May 4, 2016, at 8:47

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What should the board do *now*? [was Re: Account of the events leading to James Heilman's removal]

2016-05-10 Thread Gregory Varnum
Having worked with SPLC on records issues before, I feel it should be noted that their efforts are focused on government. Governments have legal protections that nonprofits (as corporations) do not, so the considerations are rather different. I'm not commenting on the topics beyond that, just

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Invitation to upcoming office hours with interim ED

2016-05-05 Thread Gregory Varnum
at out. :) -greg PS. I personally continue to dislike time zones. ;) --- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist (Contractor) Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org/> gvar...@wikimedia.org <mailto:gvar...@wikimedia.org> > On May 4, 2016, at 10:01 PM, Risker <ri

Re: [Wikimedia-l] election for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees ends May 7...

2016-05-04 Thread Gregory Varnum
Given the quickly approaching deadline, and the general support for affiliates voluntarily sharing if they voted (not who they voted for) - I went ahead (after chatting with folks that attended WikiCon) and setup a Meta-Wiki page to allow folks to voluntarily report back over the next couple of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] election for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees ends May 7...

2016-05-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
I can appreciate chapters wanting their vote to be confidential. However, publishing who has voted seems reasonable - and in line with our other elections (where you can see who voted, but not how they voted). Since before I served on AffCom, I have heard from affiliates how important it is to

[Wikimedia-l] Release of FY2015-2016 Q2 Quarterly Report

2016-03-13 Thread Gregory Varnum
/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_reports), and I am also available to hear feedback. -greg -- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist (Contractor) Wikimedia Foundation gvar...@wikimedia.org ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
Speaking from my non-Wikimedia experiences with nonprofit boards, I think Risker makes some good points. Even a very good notetaker is going to make mistakes. There are things said they accidentally didn’t hear, they misunderstood what someone was saying, or simply summarized a point using

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Katy Love to direct WMF Resources team

2016-02-26 Thread Gregory Varnum
I am delighted to see Katy stepping into this role, which IMHO needed to be filled urgently. Congratulations, Katy! You are going to do amazing! :) -greg (User:Varnent) > On Feb 26, 2016, at 10:54 AM, Maggie Dennis wrote: > > Hello, Ruslan. > > Yes, Katy is stepping

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation report, July-September 2015

2016-02-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
munity and staff on ways to improve both the process, quarterly reviews, and quarterly reports. I apologize for not sending out an update sooner, but will be sure to keep this list more informed of the process moving forward. -greg -- Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist (Contractor) Wik

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Affiliations Committee appointments, January 2016

2016-01-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
Congratulations to the newly appointed and reappointed members! Also, thank you to Lodewijk and Bence for their kind words. :) I would also like to join them in thanking Josh for his work over the past few years. Not surprisingly, I have a great deal of respect and affection for the AffCom and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Certification by IDEAS

2015-12-17 Thread Gregory Varnum
Congratulations to WMFR! -greg ___ Sent from my iPhone - a more detailed response may be sent later. > On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:19 PM, Xabier Cañas wrote: > > Great news! Congratulations! >> On 2015 abe 17 20:38, "Jaime Anstee" wrote: >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic, User:BraneJ in critical condition

2015-12-11 Thread Gregory Varnum
Tragic news. Condolences to all that knew him. -greg > On Dec 11, 2015, at 8:42 AM, Mardetanha wrote: > > :(( Rest in peace Brane > > Mardetanha > > On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 2:57 PM, Tito Dutta wrote: > >> Oops, terrible news. :( >> >> >>

[Wikimedia-l] Something fun to share - Jimmy jokes about his "stare" fundraising photo

2015-12-01 Thread Gregory Varnum
Greetings, I have chatted with a number of folks over the years about ways to help promote the annual fundraising appeal - but in ways that did not feel so serious that it was out of our character to post on social media. Good news - it appears this year Jimmy has participated in a video that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-30 Thread Gregory Varnum
(User:Varnent) > On Nov 28, 2015, at 3:14 AM, Gregory Varnum <gregory.var...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Reminder that the current discussion on the banner will be continuing on > Meta-Wiki for another 12 hours: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Free_Bassel/Banner/Straw_poll > <http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-28 Thread Gregory Varnum
Reminder that the current discussion on the banner will be continuing on Meta-Wiki for another 12 hours: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Free_Bassel/Banner/Straw_poll As of this email, 142 people have shown support for the banner campaign and 84 have opposed the banner campaign. Thank you to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-27 Thread Gregory Varnum
Personally - I favor third party and community review to a committee of the board - unless the entire board is on that committee along with some skilled community members. IMHO, all of the tasks Pine mentioned the board members on the committee should do are things I would hope all the board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-27 Thread Gregory Varnum
I meant User:Varnent. :) I blame the turkey chemicals. :p -greg (User:Varnent) > On Nov 27, 2015, at 2:53 PM, Gregory Varnum <gregory.var...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Personally - I favor third party and community review to a committee of the > board - unles

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in operational management.

2015-11-05 Thread Gregory Varnum
Thank you, Terry, for your service - and best wishes on your next adventure! -greg (User:Varnent) > On Nov 5, 2015, at 12:08 PM, Lila Tretikov wrote: > > All, > > I’m writing to let you know that Terry Gilbey will be leaving the WMF. As > Interim Chief Operating Officer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-11-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
jointed discussion, give the impression that the list is censoring > and cause people just to not bother with it. > > On 3 November 2015 at 22:10, Gregory Varnum <gregory.var...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> We are still contacting affiliates to invite them to join. So far we ha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-11-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
gt; email from you on both this morning didnt notice the email address change > so my appologies again > > On 4 November 2015 at 07:33, Gregory Varnum <gregory.var...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> I have not seen any moderated messages - but will check. That is not >> in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-11-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
We are still contacting affiliates to invite them to join. So far we have used mailing lists and MassMessage to contact affiliates. Since many of them are not on this list, it is tricky tracking them all down (partly why this list is being created). As it turns out - more heard from the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Recruiting Update

2015-10-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
Thank you for your work on this important process and the update. -greg (User:Varnent) > On Oct 29, 2015, at 2:10 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote: > > Well done. A solid process and great communication. > Thank you. > /a > > On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 10:55 AM, Boryana Dineva

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Number of new User Groups

2015-10-19 Thread Gregory Varnum
liability which have legal > implications, > > Does the WMF/Affliiates committee check if due diligence is done on the > local legal aspects for UGs before recognising them? > > On 19 October 2015 at 13:27, Gregory Varnum <gregory.var...@gmail.com> > wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-19 Thread Gregory Varnum
e discussed > on any mailing lists (open or closed). Leaks can and do happen. > > If a chapter needs private advice "on discussing an issue with the broader > community", they might want to look into breaking down the walled garden > they're already in. > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-19 Thread Gregory Varnum
e voices count in a > decision to make a list public are generally those already on the list. > And they have access, so they have no pressing need to review whether its > archives should be public. > > Gregory Varnum writes: >> the whole point of creating it would be defeate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-19 Thread Gregory Varnum
, > scrap Internal-l entirely, and have an "affiliates" list that is open. > > Chris > > > On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 7:21 PM, Gregory Varnum <gregory.var...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> There has already been discussion amongst some affiliates about this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-19 Thread Gregory Varnum
rather than starting a whole new one. -greg > On Oct 19, 2015, at 3:24 PM, Keegan Peterzell <keegan.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Gregory Varnum <gregory.var...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> Chris - and I suspect others - who are already

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-19 Thread Gregory Varnum
tion >> capacity has improved, so I'm fine with the new design. Thanks for working >> on this. >> >> Pine >> On Oct 15, 2015 8:55 PM, "Gregory Varnum" <gregory.var...@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >>> Hey Pine, >>> >&

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Number of new User Groups

2015-10-18 Thread Gregory Varnum
>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_user_groups >>> >>> Basically the affiliation committee creates these entities, but don't >>> monitor them and don't evaluate to retire (or the best would be to >>> freeze) some old entities when they be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Number of new User Groups

2015-10-18 Thread Gregory Varnum
The Affiliations Committee (AffCom) has been preparing for the increased momentum since the user group model was implemented, and it follows a pattern that we’ve been seeing over the past couple of years. In 2013, we approved 10 user groups, last year we approved 19, and so far this year we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-15 Thread Gregory Varnum
Hey Pine, As you know, AffCom started looking into this list after some discussions with affiliates in Berlin, Wikimania, and at that page you referred to. We did talk with that list’s moderators about potentially reusing that list (largely why the creation of this list took awhile). However,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Help

2015-10-15 Thread Gregory Varnum
We are getting emails at it. Try: affiliates-ow...@lists.wikimedia.org - there was an extra p in the address you posted. -greg ___ Sent from my iPhone - a more detailed response may be sent later. > On Oct 15, 2015, at 5:46 PM, reachout2is...@gmail.com wrote: > > Hello Wikimedian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-15 Thread Gregory Varnum
Hey Neil, I’ll let Carlos add his thoughts, but basically, this was a consistent request from affiliates. So the short answer is that the target audience requested it, and we want them to use it. :) The page that Pine mentioned

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-06 Thread Gregory Varnum
Given that enWP alone has 123,540 active editors as of this morning,[1] it’s not exactly a stretch… -greg [1]: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias > On Oct 6, 2015, at 3:14 PM, MF-Warburg wrote: > > Do you really believe the community consists of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-10 Thread Gregory Varnum
Garfield, I always enjoyed talking with you and greatly appreciated your support at some challenging moments. I am sad to see you go - but hope your next adventure treats you well - you absolutely deserve it. -greg ___ Sent from my iPhone - a more detailed response may be sent

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement

2015-08-31 Thread Gregory Varnum
Philippe, Very sad to hear this news. While the movement and WMF are in a better place because of your work - that is in part why the impact of your departure will be felt movement-wide. It has always been a pleasure working with you and I am happy to hear that you will remain present in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Imminent block of access to Wikipedia in Russia

2015-08-24 Thread Gregory Varnum
Does anyone know more about the article on an illegal drug they are referring to? Sounds like it’s just Russian Wikipedia and not the other languages or projects. Anyone able to verify? -greg On Aug 24, 2015, at 11:43 AM, Mathias Schindler mathias.schind...@gmail.com wrote: Greetings,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Board of Trustees Chair and Vice Chair positions

2015-07-16 Thread Gregory Varnum
Congratulations (and condolences) to Patricio and Alice! Good news. :) Thank you Jan-Bart for your service as Chair and for staying for sticking around for the transition. :) -greg ___ Sent from my iPhone - a more detailed response may be sent later. On Jul 16, 2015, at 5:04 PM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell

2015-06-18 Thread Gregory Varnum
Thank you Fabrice for all of your work over the years! We will miss you - but hopefully will still see you around the project wikis. :) -greg (User:Varnent) On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 12:25 PM, Fabrice Florin fflo...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello everyone, After three great years working at the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of 2015 WMF Board elections

2015-06-06 Thread Gregory Varnum
I have a lot of personal opinions on the method, questions process, etc. Many of them will be shared in the committee's post mortem (others I will be discarding as I now process the last several weeks). Also, we are beginning to post some statistics that folks may find helpful:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
Quick clarification. The discussion on open votes the committee had earlier was primarily about if the actual votes - as in who people voted for - should be public (as it is with Steward elections). The list of who voted has been and will remain public. Information on who someone voted for is -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-05-31 Thread Gregory Varnum
There were a lot of factors that went into the vote turnout. Some of it we should be able to build on going into the next election, others are likely snapshot moment in time factors that we may not be able to capture again. James has pointed out a number of key technical considerations, and there

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group

2015-05-28 Thread Gregory Varnum
Wikimedia user groups are required to have a wiki page of some sort. The NC group is listed on the main affiliates page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates Here is a direct link to their page:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Priority languages

2015-05-27 Thread Gregory Varnum
For reference, these are the languages which were prioritized for the elections. Additional translation support was utilized to help with the 48-72 hour deadlines: 1. العربية (ar) 2. বাংলা (bn) 3. Deutsch (de) 4. español (es) 5. فارسی (fa) 6. français (fr) 7. हिन्दी (hi)

[Wikimedia-l] Voting open for Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015

2015-05-17 Thread Gregory Varnum
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/vote/339 More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015 On behalf of the Elections Committee, -Gregory Varnum

[Wikimedia-l] Results of the 2015 Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) election

2015-05-15 Thread Gregory Varnum
% The questions and discussion period of the board election is still taking place, and we encourage you to participate: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015/Questions Thank you to everyone that participated in this election, -Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent) Volunteer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of the 2015 Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) election

2015-05-15 Thread Gregory Varnum
Here is the link to the Meta-Wiki page with the results in case it appears odd on your email: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015/Results -greg On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 7:48 PM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: Greetings, On behalf of the 2015

[Wikimedia-l] Voting has begun in 2015 FDC elections

2015-05-03 Thread Gregory Varnum
/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_Ombudsperson_elections/2015, and the 2015 Board election page https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015 on Meta-Wiki. On behalf of the Elections Committee, -Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
Some questions though - if WMUK staff are included, should WUG staff also be included? If they are included, why not include the people doing staff-level volunteer work for non-staffed affiliates? If those volunteers are included, what about user group leaders who are not active editors? User

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
Again, this email is not speaking officially for the committee, see my earlier messages for more official thoughts. This is a long-winded personal opinion. As James said, exceptions is a technical term and not really the best way to think of these groups. Which is why it is not one that we use on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
29, 2015 at 7:30 AM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: Some questions though - if WMUK staff are included, should WUG staff also be included? If they are included, why not include the people doing staff-level volunteer work for non-staffed affiliates? If those volunteers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
projects even at a newbie level, should not have an automatic vote in an election for a board to govern Wikimedia is unlikely to change much, but I have not read a solid proposal yet. Fae On 29 April 2015 at 12:30, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: Some questions though - if WMUK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
, and that over the past year, is not a good use of volunteer time, as it cannot change anything. This could have been a useful reply up front. Fae On 29 Apr 2015 14:36, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: Fae, I should be clearer - I do not expect the community to address

[Wikimedia-l] FINAL DAY: Nominations being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation FDC elections

2015-04-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-electi...@wikimedia.org On behalf of the Elections Committee, -Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent) Volunteer Coordinator, 2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-28 Thread Gregory Varnum
tldr: At this point, the requirements will not be changed for this election cycle. I recognize on one level this change seems as simple as changing the election Meta page, but as we realized in discussion, in execution, it requires a bit more than that. See my last thread for more information on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Design of BoT election banner

2015-04-22 Thread Gregory Varnum
our users benefit from that. On 22 April 2015 at 16:58, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: To be clear by our banners I meant Wikimedia banners - not elections banners. ;) -greg On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:57 AM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: I

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