We are going to miss but I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
On Tue, 12 Oct 2021, 18:39 Nataliia Tymkiv, wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am following up on Toby’s email to acknowledge that he has been a key
> leader at the Foundation and his departure will be felt
I can't find the previous discussions.Could you please provide a link to
the public consultations (or proposal) you mentioned to allow people on
this list have a clear understanding of what was discussed?
On Wed, 29 Sep 2021, 23:22 Strainu, wrote:
Maggie has apologised for the translation in this thread and a better
translation has now been provided on meta Wiki (
The translation concerns have been addressed and I believe they would be
To add to Risker's question, which subcommittee is responsible for
appointing new members of the affiliation committee? Or are new members
selected or appointed by the WMF board?
On Sun, 16 May 2021, 22:11 Risker, wrote:
> Thanks, Jeffrey; it's a start. Perhaps asking specific
Congratulations to the team and thanks for sharing the news Michal.
On Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 20:40 Michal Matúšov,
> Hi community!
> I am happy and proud to announce that the Wikimedia User Group Esperanto
> and Free Knowledge (ELiSo) now has a full stack of functionaries. For years
Congratulations to my friend Sadik and other founding members.
On Tue, 9 Feb 2021, 22:08 Mehman Ibragimov,
> Hi everyone!
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>  *Dagbani Wikimedians User Group*  as a Wikimedia User Group.
I agree with Dan. A question about this should have been directed to the
WMF and allow them to respond prior to raising it here (if that's even
necessary in the first place.)
On Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 14:30 Dan Garry (Deskana), wrote:
> It seems disingenous to describe it as
Congratulations to Wikimedia Canada and all the newly appointed board
On Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 04:02 Jean-Philippe Béland,
> (Le français suit)
> Last Saturday, Wikimedia Canada held its Annual General Meeting. Thanks to
> all the members who participated. We are
This is a fantastic initiative. Please let me know how I can provide
support for you and the team.
With kind regards
On Tue, 3 Nov 2020, 16:13 Samuel Patton, wrote:
> I love this, and will gladly participate via my personal account!
> *"It's not the last couch you'll ever
I am a list administrator in at least 5 Wikimedia mailing lists and I
believe I have the relevant experience in this area.
I'd be happy to help out if you need more hands.
On Thu, 10 Sep 2020, 10:08 Asaf Bartov, wrote:
> Indeed, there is a potential conflict of
The notice was sent by Asaf on behalf of the list administrators. That is,
he only communicated the decision of the list administrators and may not
have directly participated in the discussion that resulted in the decision
to moderate Dan.
I am not sure this mailing list
e or representation in the proceedings is
> about as good as a fart in the wind. I'd prefer the WMF keep its flatulence
> to itself.
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 2:17 PM Isaac Olatunde
> > On the contrary, I do not think this is an imposition by the Board or WMF
> > as we
On the contrary, I do not think this is an imposition by the Board or WMF
as we are allowed to comment on the draft, and suggest improvement.
I have been following the process closely and I do not see anything that
looks like an "imposition"
The Universal Code of Conduct is not a substitute to
We plan to constitute the International Jury Team this week and if you
would like to join us in coordinating the Jury, please email the
International Organizing Team at wpwp-organiz...@lists.wikimedia.org
Thanks for all your contributions to the WPWP Campaign this year.
With best regards,
This isn't a terribly bad advise, AFAICS.
Harassments are treated on a case-by-case basis.
So, if this is something you aren't comfortable discussing publicly, you
could email the Functionary team or ArbCom or similar body in that
If it's something that should be
Well, I don't know the fact directly but the standard procedure is to
discuss it with a local administrator on the relevant talk page or notice
board. So, Vermont is correct.
The T does not usually take action in cases that can generally be handled
by the local community. Thus, responses such as
I agree with Cieli. I have had the privilege to speak to people offline to
get their view on the proposed UCoc. This includes people on this list who
are not native speakers of the English language and not willing to openly
engage in a discussion about it. Many of them are interested in seeing the
Congratulations to you and the team. Looking forward to reading your report.
On Sat, 25 Jul 2020, 20:38 Denny Vrandečić,
> Congratulations! Looking forward to see the results of this initiative!
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 2:54 AM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga
Wow! This is a great news.
Thanks for sharing Katherine.
With best wishes
On Thu, 2 Jul 2020, 17:39 Denny Vrandečić, wrote:
> Katherine, thank you for the warm welcome and your kind words!
> I am very happy to be given the opportunity to start this new project, and
> deeply honored
Thanks to AffCom for this recognition. Congratulations to the founding
We look forward to collaborating with you.
On Sun, 28 Jun 2020, 07:25 Rajeeb Dutta, wrote:
> What a wonderful news!! Congratulations and all my best wishes to all the
> members of Wikimedia
Thanks for this update. I trust the judgement of the list moderators.
On Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 22:32 Asaf Bartov, wrote:
> Dear Wikimedians,
> We have ended the emergency moderation of the mailing list
> We did our best to process the moderation queue at least
Thank you, Katherine, for this update and Nicole (and others) for these
On Tue, 12 May 2020, 11:45 Ilario valdelli, wrote:
> Thank you Nicole
> for all that great job!
> On 12/05/2020 12:29, Nicole Ebber wrote:
> > Thanks, Anders and Anton, for your
Congratulations to Netha. This ward is inspiring.
On Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 16:18 Subhashish, wrote:
> Hope everyone is keeping safe and well in a difficult time like now. There
> is a good news - Netha Hussain has won the 2020 RedHat Women in Open
Thank you and Derrick for this work. I look forward to the seminar.
On Sat, 7 Mar 2020, 20:10 Michael Peel, wrote:
> Hi Dumi,
> This looks interesting, but I’m worried that the WMF is still trying to
> exclude itself from reporting its metrics. Will this new tool
arise from such recognition in countries with multiple user groups
On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 2:05 AM Camelia Boban
> @Isaac Why not ?
> Il giorno mar 18 feb 2020 alle ore 14:00 I
Congratulations to the founding members. @Rosie, I hope we will not begin
to see country-specific cementeries like "Wiki Cemeteries User Group
Nigeria", "Wiki Cementeries User Group Africa" etc for example.
On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:47 AM Camelia Boban
> As one
Congratulations to Wikimedians of Mali. We look toward to collaborating
On Fri, Nov 8, 2019, 6:13 PM Kirill Lokshin Hi everyone!
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>  the Wikimedians of Mali User Group  as a Wikimedia
I completely agree with Risker here. In the recent time, most (if not all)
Wikipedian of the year award recipients now have a Wikipedia article.
One would wonder if Wikipedia of the year award confers notability.
This is not to disrespect our WOTY but I do honestly feel that users who
It does seem that you want something fixed on Wikipedia but I am not quiet
sure your current approach would be productive. Please do not start
thinking that any of the people on this list would obey your order. I'd
encourage you to consider your tone and immediately stop the
Good news and thanks for sharing. We'd like to replicate this in our
On Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 5:12 PM Florencia Claes Great news, Galder And congrats for your fabulous work!
> El mié., 18 sept. 2019 a las 16:18, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga (<
We sometimes spend several minutes trying to explain to potentials partners
the difference between Wikipedia and Wikimedia and the relationship between
In most cases we just use "Wikipedia" so as to not confuse them.
Of course some people would share an opposing view for many reasons but I
Jake, we are really going to miss you. You are an inspiration and a role
Today, I am happy to say that the discussion we had in 2015 about building
an active Wikimedia movement/community in Nigeria was productive.
After the discussion we had, I began to contact Wikipedia editors from
Good news Katherine. I wish you all the best in your new role Merkley.
On Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 8:56 AM Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
> Such great news! Welcome, Ryan!
> *Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson (volunteer)
I believe there are related discussion pages, Todd. Do you think there
should have been separate pages for discussion aside the talk pages?
On Sat, Aug 10, 2019, 2:29 PM Szymon Grabarczuk How about talk pages?
> Z poważaniem / Kind regards
> *Szymon Grabarczuk*
Doxxing is often considered as harassment. See:
On Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 12:30 PM Todd Allen Doxing means to reveal personal data about someone against their wishes. So
> if you found out my address and
Why do you think this is important and what real purpose do you think this
will serve? Well, I don't think WMF would log global banned users by their
real for a number of reasons and I don't see any reason why they should
start doing that.
Nobody seems to be insinuating that Fram is lying. It's just plain
stupidity to demonize the WMF's action solely on their part of the story
alone. Fram has penchant for irritating people he disagrees with and
it's possible they have crossed the line.
Recently there was an AbCom case against
The outreach Wiki and Wikimedia Space have some similarities but I don't
they serve the same purposes.
On Tue, Jun 25, 2019, 7:56 PM Pine W Hi Maria,
> Thanks for this update.
> I hope that you can answer a question. I may be mistaken, but my impression
> is that the
I am not sure this thread is about whether T action was in order or not.
Aside the recent WP:FRAM, I am not aware of a single instance where T
action's was criticized largely by the community or those you described as
official representative of movement/chapters. Most opinion
The "sender is Romaine" is not the same as "Romaine is WMBE". This sort of
confusion should have been prevented by allowing another person to send
this email on behalf of WMBE.
On Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 3:48 PM Dariusz Jemielniak
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 4:26 PM Michel
Considering that it was sent by that person, one may reasonably conclude
that it was written by them. That being said, I do not want to believe that
it was not reviewed and approved by the governing board (assuming it was
written by that person). BUT if it was written by another person, reviewed
if Fram was not an admin, all these discussions would not have been done)
I don't think this is entirely incorrect. Chances are that people would not
notice or care if Fram was not an admin.
On Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 2:05 PM Martijn Hoekstra if Fram was not an admin, all
Sadly, people with advanced permissions (admin, checkuser etc) on Wikimedia
projects are almost immune to sanctions. You could imagine a behavior that
would normally lead to a site ban for people with no permission will only
result in a desysop for an administrator. Worst of it is Wikimedia
of the victim.
On Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 2:03 PM Isaac Olatunde Sadly, people with advanced permissions (admin, checkuser etc) on
> Wikimedia projects are almost immune to sanctions. You could imagine a
> behavior that would normally lead to a site ban for people with no
I have seen a known user attacking me on one of Wikipedia's criticism site
during my ArbCom case on the English Wikipedia but when it was report, they
said there is nothing they can do about off-wiki attacks/harassment. That
event alone gives me an impression that the English Wikipedia community
Nobody deserves to be harassed on any Wikimedia project.
Unfortunately once you are mobbed on the English Wikipedia, some people
thinks it's fine to harass you. They don't care how you feel, your personal
life does not matter to them.
Imagine someone want the name of the person behind the WMF
I have read several threads on this incident including Fram and T
statement on the English Wikipedia but I find it difficult to draw any
reasonable conclusion as WMF has not officially says that Fram was banned
for the fuck ArbCom comment. I really do not think we'll be fair to WMF if
It seems the English Wikipedia community is concern with whether WMF has
jurisdiction to ban a user in a single project with active arbitration
committee and if they may do so without any obligation to notify the
project Arbitration committee or the community.
Well, I don't know the specifics of
to use it and if/how you use
> other software? It would deserve a place on the Wikimedia blog because the
> keyboard effort deserves much more attention :)
> On Sat, 25 May 2019 at 11:28, Isaac Olatunde
>> Hello Amir,
Thank you for this great work. I have been enjoying the Yoruba keyboard you
designed for me over over three years ago. I am proud to say that in have
translated over 250 articles from English Wikipedia to Yoruba Wikipedia
using the keyboards and I have trained others on now to use it
Not all local sysops have a strong knowledge of image licensing and I think
allowing local sysops not familiar with image licensing and how Commons
community works in general to delete\undelete files would be
I agree with Yann that training would work. I think resources
I am not in anyway surprise at this nonsensical behavior of Yann.
This user once posted a misleading information about me and when asked to
correct it they issued a block threat.
It's just terrible.
On Mon, May 13, 2019, 5:46 PM David Gerard Yann, you SERIOUSLY need to back up this
The expectations is at
On Sun, May 12, 2019, 10:43 PM Todd Allen I wouldn't even have any idea what I'd need to do to be a sysop on Commons.
> I frequently do find copyvio images and nominate them for
Thanks for restoring those images. If images are routinely deleted this
way, I'm afraid it would be difficult to retain new editors. Affiliates
invest a lot of time and resources to recruit new volunteers through
various programs/project and if their uploads are blindly deleted this
> Thanks a lot,
> On Mon, 29 Apr 2019 at 00:41, Isaac Olatunde
>> Will it not be better to ask the grant team at WMF directly?
>> On Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 2:36 AM Milan Dojchi
Will it not be better to ask the grant team at WMF directly?
On Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 2:36 AM Milan Dojchinovski <
> Hi all,
> does any of you have info on the deadline for the next project grants?
> As far as I remember, it was June, but at
Wow! That you and your team continue to do some amazing works despite the
issues in Turkey is something I really appreciate.
Thank you so much for this report.
On Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 1:25 PM Eileen Hershenov #WeMissTurkey -- so much.
> Eileen B. Hershenov
> Of Counsel
Congratulations to the newly elected board members. Wishing you all the
best in your new role
On Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 7:38 PM camelia boban Congratulations to Rocio and all Wikimedia Chile board.
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 8:24 PM Marco Correa wrote:
> > [Sorry for
Congratulations to NickK and others.
On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 8:30 PM Голова Правління Hello!
> Wikimedia Ukraine had its General Assembly on February 16, 2019 and we have
> elected new Board and Audit Committee . We have been working on changes
> in our organisation for
Congratulations to Valerie and of course many thanks to Maggie for all the
On Dec 11, 2018 8:32 PM, "Philippe Beaudette" wrote:
> Sounds like an amazing fit for the Wmf. Congrats to you all, and Maggie...
> Take a break now. Good job.
> On Tue, Dec 11,
I am happy about this news. Congratulations!
On Aug 8, 2018 6:31 PM, "Jean-Philippe Béland"
> Congratulations and thank you for sharing your experience!
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:34 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
> > wrote:
I don't think it will be considered harassment if the information is posted
here. I believe the WP:OUTING applies to the English Wikipedia and this is
not English Wikipedia mailing list.
On Jul 22, 2018 5:43 PM, "Mario Gómez" wrote:
There, is at least, one user that
Thanks for sharing this news, Rob. This is certainly a good news.
On Jul 17, 2018 8:14 PM, "Robert Fernandez" wrote:
Wikimedia District of Columbia is proud to be the recipient of $50,000 in
support from the Knight Prototype Fund, an initiative of the John S. and
Congratulations to the French community. I hope Nigerian language
Wikipedias will achieve this milestone one day.
Greetings from Nigeria,
On Jul 8, 2018 8:36 AM, "Thierry Coudray" wrote:
> Hi folks,
> La grande nouvelle du jour / the big news today : the French Wikipedia
Congratulations to the founding members. I am happy to be part of the story
that led to the establishment of this group. Feel free to ask the existing
user group in Nigeria for help when the need arise.
Congratulations once again!
On May 11, 2018 5:39 PM, "Kirill Lokshin"
Thank you Sidney. We are happy that folks at WMF takes issues of concerns
very seriously and look for ways to address them.
On May 9, 2018 10:47 PM, "Sydney Poore" wrote:
> Hello Mz7,
> The Anti-Harassment Tools team who is doing this work really
We have been receiving tens of subscription to our mailing list (
wikimedia...@lists.wikimedia.org) from aol.com addresses. Today alone we
have received over 30 subscription from that domain addresses and we find
this very problematic. I'll need the help of a more experienced list
Have you asked executive members of Wikimedia France? I think they are in
the best position to answer you question.
On Apr 27, 2018 2:49 PM, "geni" wrote:
> According to their twitter feed they have announced a partnership with
> something called
It's with deep sadness to announce the death of our friend and a dedicated
member of the Wikimedia community, Craig Franklin. I got this news on the
wall of his wife, Leanne Maree Franklin.
Franklin served as treasurer of Wikimedia Australia and as member of the
Leigh, I disagree that all projects are hostile to outsiders. When someone
edit in a language they do not speak and use machine to translate contents
for example and refused to stop after multiple warnings, a block in such
case may not be considered an "hostile" response. That being said, I
You wrote above "all reasonable attempts to resolve the conflict have
failed". It would be interesting to let us have the idea of these
reasonable attempts. Why did you think de-recognizing these groups is the
best decision? What I understood from Tele's comment is that you did
Extremely sad news. I can't comment on the fairness but it does seem like
the best decision has been taken.
On Apr 8, 2018 9:52 PM, "Lucas Teles" wrote:
> That’s very unexpected. I actually have been trying to talk with WMF plenty
> of times and waiting
Doc James has announced the termination of the partnership with Osmosis on
Jimbo's talk page.
According to him, they would will be removing any mention of collaborating
with Wikipedia or Wiki Project Mexico Foundation from current documents and
I mean collaboration with Wiki Project Med Foundation and "Wiki Project
Mexico Foundation "
Note: I'm currently on a mobile device
On Apr 1, 2018 2:29 PM, "Isaac Olatunde" <reachout2is...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Note: I'm currently on a mobile device
> On Apr 1, 2018 2:29 PM, "Isaac Olatunde" <reachout2is...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Doc James has announced the termination of the partnership with Osmosis
>> on Jimbo's t
One of the objectives of the group is to "cooperate with and represent
Wikimedia UK in Wales". This is not the same as "We legally represent
Wikimedia UK in Wales". User groups does not legally represent the WMF and
or any chapter. If a group claim they represent a chapter in a state or
AFAIK, both Twitter and Facebook are banned by the Turkish government.
On Mar 6, 2018 8:50 AM, "mathieu stumpf guntz" <
> Hello Zachary,
> First, thank you and all people involved for this great initiative.
> There are two points for
Congratulations. Wishing you all the best in your new role.
On Mar 1, 2018 6:49 AM, "Lodewijk" wrote:
> My best wishes to the new stewards! Enjoy the ride, with all these exciting
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 9:14 PM,
How about training language experts in academic institutions on how to
translate contents from one language Wikipedia (Eg. English wikipedia) to
another? I believe this would be more productive than paying people
directly to contribute or translate contents.
Sometimes in 2016, I discussed with a
Perhaps our readers aren't getting their topics of interest on Wikipedia,
partly because Wikipedia is becoming nothing more than a biographical
On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 5:54 PM, James Heilman wrote:
> Our data is only comparable between May 2015
I Wish you both the best in your new role.
On Jan 5, 2018 10:58 PM, "Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig"
> This is great! Welcome Kui and Heather Congrats! I am excited about the
> direction the team is taking and look forward to working with you both!
I am happy to begin this year with a good news like this.
Once again, congratulations!
On Jan 1, 2018 7:37 PM, "Sailesh Patnaik"
> Thank you, Ravi and Isaac!|
> I'm happy to share that, continuing the collaboration with the Odia
Very sad news. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
On Dec 18, 2017 2:51 PM, "Asaf Bartov" wrote:
> Dear Wikimedians,
> I regret to have to inform this list that veteran Wikimedian and longtime
> volunteer administrator of this mailing list,
I am happy to hear about this.
Good luck to the founding members.
On Dec 15, 2017 3:57 PM, "Natacha Rault" wrote:
> Glad to see a new user group in Africa! Welcome and all the best! Nattes à
> > Le 15 déc. 2017 à 15:52, Samuel Patton
Congratulations to the newly elected members.
On Dec 8, 2017 5:11 PM, "Nadine Le Lirzin" wrote:
> Hi all,
> We’re glad to briefly present to the community the two new members elected
> on December 2 to Wikimédia France Board of Trustees by our
Hi Kirill and other AffCom members,
I believe about ten people or more applied for the position recently and
almost all of them are good candidate. Is there a reason why you can't
appoint some of the candidates? Are they still eligible to apply?
Why can't you appoint one or
Respecting the privacy of others is one of our core values as a movement.
Esra’a Al Shafei is not an anonymous person, AFAIK. If they are not willing
to share their photos or video or does not wish to be photographed, I don't
see any problem with that and I think we should respect their decision.
I am sorry to learn that you felt harassed by some users at Greek
Wikipedia. However, you wrote "*From what I understand Wikimedia foundation
is not really interested of helping women who are being harassed*". So they
are interested in helping men who are being harassed? I don't
I share Lodewijk's concerns here. My understanding is that local chapters
have no control/authority over any language community. Unless we want
language communities to be under the control of local chapters or user
groups, language communities should be allowed to choose their
, 2017 3:48 PM, "Fæ" <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21 October 2017 at 13:05, Isaac Olatunde <reachout2is...@gmail.com>
> > Hi Fae,
> > Is there a possibility for you to contact Jimbo or any Wikitribune staff
> > member about this? I
Is there a possibility for you to contact Jimbo or any Wikitribune staff
member about this? I don't just think a thread here on what has happened to
Wikitribune serves any useful purpose.
On Oct 21, 2017 12:45 PM, "Fæ" wrote:
> On 25 April 2017 at
I am just curious. What are you trying to archive by posting this
On Oct 14, 2017 12:23 PM, "rupert THURNER" wrote:
> the linkedin page of emeric says that WMFR has 1.2 Mio Eur budget, 15 FTE
> employees. which year was
Good news. Congratulations!!
On Oct 14, 2017 12:24 PM, "shola ishola" wrote:
> Congratulations to the team!!!
> This is long overdue.
> Best Regards
> Olaniyan Ishola Olushola|MD, Data Access Systems
Thanks for the update, Katherine.
On Sep 30, 2017 9:29 PM, "Katherine Maher" wrote:
Since my update last month, we have been collecting, processing, and
including your most recent input into the lastest version of the movement
Congratulations to you all.
Greetings from Nigeria.
On Sep 30, 2017 12:01 PM, "Moheen Reeyad" wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 3:06 PM, Nurunnaby Hasive wrote:
> > Congratulations!
I must agree with Asaf here. Fwiw, this isn't a defamatory and I think
legal action should be restricted to serious issues.
On Sep 26, 2017 7:09 PM, "Asaf Bartov" wrote:
> Hi, Krishna.
> First of all, this isn't "defamation", which is a precise legal
This is a great news. Congratulations to Odia Wikipedia community.
On Sep 19, 2017 4:36 PM, "Tito Dutta" wrote:
> Awesome news. :)
> Tito Dutta
> Note: If I don't reply to your email in 2 days, please feel free to remind
> me over email or
May I respectfully ask why Rogol is not on moderation already?
On Aug 24, 2017 5:31 AM, "Craig Franklin" wrote:
> Joining the pile-on here. The focus on nitpicking semantics rather than
> substantive issues, passive-aggressive grandstanding ("May I
I am happy this week because a Wikimedian from Africa, Felix Nartey was
named Wikipedian of the Year 2017 in Montreal.
What's making you happy this week?
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
Extremely sad news. May his soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
My condolence to the family.
On Aug 2, 2017 9:57 AM, "Richard Farmbrough" <rich...@farmbrough.co.uk>
Very sad news indeed. Frustrating that we could not gain more social
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