Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright workflows - research (Was: Re: Foundation management of volunteers)

2019-06-17 Thread James Salsman
Google has been offering reverse image search as part of their vision API: https://cloud.google.com/vision/docs/internet-detection The pricing is $3.50 per 1,000 queries for up to 5,000,000 queries per month: https://cloud.google.com/vision/pricing Above that quantity "Contact Google for more

[Wikimedia-l] strategy working group questions

2019-04-27 Thread James Salsman
Okay, let's see how these go: CTO criteria: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Product_%26_Technology=19040328=18121474 Fundraising:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] branding is bikeshedding, how about CTO criteria or working group lists instead?

2019-04-17 Thread James Salsman
Jennifer, > I think what you really mean is that you want (1) for yourself as > opposed to the movement in general to be personally involved in > the decision-making process, I would be happy if the Foundation was doing anything to involve the community in the process. We are constantly told to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] branding is bikeshedding, how about CTO criteria or working group lists instead?

2019-04-16 Thread James Salsman
Jennifer, I would like to comment on the search and requirement criteria. In particular, I'd like to know whether the Foundation is interested in reinforcing their privacy infrastructure, and whether that is more or less important than being able to provide personally identifiable information to

[Wikimedia-l] branding is bikeshedding, how about CTO criteria or working group lists instead?

2019-04-15 Thread James Salsman
I withdraw any opinions and suggestions about the branding discussion, and don't intend to continue participating in it. Instead, I would like to have a more substantive discussion: (1) I ask that the CTO search team please publish their search and requirement criteria, including the CTO job

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-10 Thread James Salsman
Is there a middle ground that would satisfy all the objections? E.g., "Wikipedias and media" as a brand identifier? On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 12:25 PM Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l wrote: > > Thank Andrew for summing up all the issues around this rebranding issue. I > really dont believe it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-09 Thread James Salsman
Hi Elena, If by "branding project" you mean replacing references to Wikimedia with Wikipedia, that is fine with me. Best regards, Jim On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 1:58 AM Elena Lappen wrote: > > Hi all, > > Thanks to those of you who have participated in the branding project > community consultation

[Wikimedia-l] proposals

2019-04-09 Thread James Salsman
I would like to send some proposals, less than a kilobyte each, to this email list, but just in case I would like to know whether anyone seeing this would prefer that I not send them. Please let me know. Thank you. Best regards, -Jim ___ Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] please hire a CTO who wants to protect reader privacy

2019-03-24 Thread James Salsman
I noticed just now that the Foundation is soliciting applications for a new CTO: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6515003866130505729 Can we please hire a CTO who would prefer to protect reader privacy above the interests of any State or non-state actors, whether they have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How diverse are your readers?

2019-03-12 Thread James Salsman
Bamyers99's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:POPULARLOWQUALITY weekly list linked from the Community Portal "Help out" section addresses the issue directly, thanks to ORES. It would be great if that were adopted by the Foundation for Wikipedias other than English. Also, the links from the numbers

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

2019-02-02 Thread James Salsman
WOW! How did you find a MOOC enthusiast who still likes class size reduction, Maria? https://vimeo.com/126571400 Superb! Best regards, Jim On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 9:18 AM Shlomi Fish wrote: > > On Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:45:00 +0100 > María Sefidari wrote: > > > Dear all, > > > > I am very happy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-17 Thread James Salsman
Are those objecting to discussion of specific choices of advocacy areas of the Foundation aware that the Movement Strategy staff have seated an Advocacy Working Group and begun discussions with it focusing on "public policies and agendas to define areas where active advocacy and political

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread James Salsman
wever, I believe this is a > step too far for someone who has been asked in the past on multiple > occasions to stay on topic. I am not sure that James needs to remain a > contributor to this list. > > Risker/Anne > > On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 11:56, James Salsman wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread James Salsman
h the survey measures. The idea that the abundance of contributors would not increase under the proposals is clearly not shared by most, and whether that means contributors would therefore be "empowered" by them is subjective. > On Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 8:21 PM James Salsman > > H

[Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-15 Thread James Salsman
Happy 18th birthday to Wikipedia! What does it mean for the Wikimedia Foundation to empower contributors? Please share your opinion of what the Wikimedia Foundation's mission statement means when it describes empowering people to collect and develop educational content: http://bit.ly/wikimission

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-08 Thread James Salsman
Why not just officially support Wikipedia on IPFS, which has been hosting the Turkish Wikipedia in Turkey, unlike the Foundation, for almost two years now? https://blog.ipfs.io/24-uncensorable-wikipedia/ https://github.com/ipfs/distributed-wikipedia-mirror On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile fundraising ads

2018-12-12 Thread James Salsman
Thanks, Seddon. Why aren't the two mobile banners listed on https://frdata.wikimedia.org/campaign-vs-amount.csv -- or am I just not finding them? Also, how do you feel about measuring the extent to which you would have to run more single-line banners to match the donation volume of larger

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile fundraising ads

2018-12-09 Thread James Salsman
For those of you who have not seen the mobile fundraising banner this year, and thus are uncertain of what all the fuss is about, here is an example: https://i.imgur.com/wL4Y5dl.png The fundraising message literally takes 4.5 screens that have to be scrolled through to get to the article. I

[Wikimedia-l] supporting the informed, healthy, and abundant availability of community volunteers

2018-12-08 Thread James Salsman
I'm presently in Oakland, California at the Ranked Choice Voting Summit 2018, where FairVote California's Director Jennifer Pae has pointed out this excellent resource from the U.S. national Alliance for Justice designed to answer questions about what kind of advocacy nonprofit organizations can

[Wikimedia-l] can we enable blog comments please?

2018-12-04 Thread James Salsman
Regarding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2018-12-01/Opinion Why does the https://wikimediafoundation.org/ blog not allow comments? Is the software capable of allowing comments? If so, could someone please turn that on? Why are we not using a wiki for the main blog?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile fundraising ads

2018-12-01 Thread James Salsman
Seddon, thanks for addressing this. What are your thoughts about measuring the extent to which you would have to run a minimalist banner to achieve current goals, as per https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising/2018-19_Fundraising_ideas#Design ? Both of the "small" banners in the set of four

[Wikimedia-l] appeal of fundraising technical wish denial

2018-11-20 Thread James Salsman
I would like to appeal https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019%2FArchive%2FAssist_Wikimedians_with_crowdfunding=revision=18603544=18594887 on the grounds that adding a different behavior to existing behavior in order to try to measure which is better is an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread James Salsman
On the contrary, Nathan, every single time I have asked them to hold the campaigns open after the fundraising goal has been met (most if not almost all of the past ten years) in order to, for example, fund the Endowment or save more money before the Endowment existed, they have refused to do so.

[Wikimedia-l] measure cost of donations from NextDoor.com and Google?

2018-11-03 Thread James Salsman
Does anyone have any objections to running fundraising experiments to measure the cost of donations from https://ads.nextdoor.com and https://ads.google.com similar to the recent Facebook ads experiment? I predict NextDoor will offer the best value, and I'm guessing Google will place a relatively

[Wikimedia-l] strategy proposals on meta (was Re: convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work)

2018-11-02 Thread James Salsman
nother venue. It has little > to nothing to do with this movement. > > Joe > On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 18:15, geni wrote: > > > On Thu, 1 Nov 2018 at 07:23, James Salsman wrote: > > > > > > Geni, it's the "Day of the Dead" now so I want to attempt to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread James Salsman
g more common, > > >> though the largest coins (e.g. BTC) are still resistant due to the size > > >> of > > >> their community. > > >> https://www.coindesk.com/blockchains-feared-51-attack-now-becoming-regular/ > > >> >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-01 Thread James Salsman
ity? Best regards, Jim On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 7:21 AM James Salsman wrote: > > > Cryptocurrency. If your first thought isn't "how could a scammer > > exploit this" you are doing it wrong. > > I've thought about that for several hours now, and I'm sure scammers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] when is the last time a one-line fundraising banner was A/B tested

2018-10-05 Thread James Salsman
-Original Message- > From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf > Of James Salsman > Sent: Friday, October 5, 2018 7:17 PM > To: Wikimedia Mailing List > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] when is the last time a one-line fundraising > banner was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] when is the last time a one-line fundraising banner was A/B tested

2018-10-05 Thread James Salsman
Someone recently complained that referring to the equivalent of USD $3 as the cost of a cup of coffee was incorrect and substantially offensive in Brazil. And then a few weeks later there was a discussion about how donations are so much smaller in the developing world. Coincidence? I don't think

[Wikimedia-l] when is the last time a one-line fundraising banner was A/B tested

2018-10-05 Thread James Salsman
The fundraising banner has gotten much bigger again: https://i.imgur.com/vMVbAHz.png I know it is bigger because it performs better relative to similar somewhat smaller banners, but I have a quantitive question: How much longer would the annual fundraiser need to take in order to raise the same

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1718 Fundraising Report now published

2018-09-29 Thread James Salsman
Ah, I see, it's the Endowment Advisory Board member Peter Baldwin and his wife Lisbet Rausing. https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/09/25/wikimedia-endowment-matching-gift/ Was the donation from the individuals or the Arcadia Fund? On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 4:38 PM James Salsman wrote: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1718 Fundraising Report now published

2018-09-29 Thread James Salsman
What or who is "Arcadia," listed in the Endowment Benefactors as having given more than $5 million? On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 3:16 PM Thea Skaff wrote: > > Hi everyone, > > I am writing to share with you our fundraising report for fiscal year 2018 >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] C-team Statement on the Code of Conduct

2018-08-14 Thread James Salsman
Victoria, Does the restriction on "Disclosure of a person's identity or other private information without their consent" forbid the Foundation from sharing the geolocation and IP addresses of editors with researchers under NDA or law enforcement officials claiming to have, e.g., an Interpol

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

2018-08-02 Thread James Salsman
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/publicpolicy On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 2:13 AM, Mario Gómez wrote: > On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 4:56 AM, Yair Rand wrote: > >> The new website highlights "Advocacy" as one of the three areas that the >> Foundation deals with, along with Research and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Celebrating Wikimania 2018 online

2018-07-23 Thread James Salsman
Chris Henner's proposal to limit future Wikimanias to the developing world caught my interest: https://twitter.com/schiste/status/1020682919826939904 I'd certainly support that as we all ponder whether the US is a reasonable HQ anymore. Best regards, Jim On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 12:26 PM,

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Movement Strategy Working Group goal proposals some of which overlap Thematic Areas

2018-07-19 Thread James Salsman
I'm forwarding my Movement Strategy proposals for wider comment. Best regards, Jim -- Forwarded message -- From: James Salsman Date: Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 8:06 PM Subject: Movement Strategy Working Group goal proposals some of which overlap Thematic Areas To: kvai

[Wikimedia-l] HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's National Guideline Clearinghouse

2018-07-17 Thread James Salsman
Can we move the Department of Health and Human Services' National Guideline Clearinghouse to Wikisource? Do we have contacts in HHS to help? https://www.thedailybeast.com/hhs-plans-to-delete-20-years-of-critical-medical-guidelines-next-week "The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-16 Thread James Salsman
Gerard and Alessandro, The taxonomy question is very important. I touched on it in the ethnicity categorization discussion: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-May/090366.html I suggest that both the Enwiki Categories and Wikidata are most deficient from a utilitarian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-08 Thread James Salsman
ote: > On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 8:53 PM, James Salsman wrote: > >> The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the >> Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation >> was silent on the matter, there would be less of a chance of retai

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread James Salsman
P.S. The choice* is between On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 12:53 PM, James Salsman wrote: > Mario, > > The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the > Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation > was silent on the matter, there would be l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread James Salsman
Mario, The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation was silent on the matter, there would be less of a chance of retaining the right. Thank you for your reply on the other thread about the Executive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-07-06 Thread James Salsman
Lodewijk, I want to ask about something you wrote: >... Not taking a position is definitely not the same as > taking a 'neutral' position or holding the middle ground. Suppose for the sake of argument that there are two competing popular opinions, one of which is more true than another. If the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikimedia Foundation's FY18-19 Annual Plan is on Meta-wiki

2018-07-04 Thread James Salsman
Pine, Thanks for your reply. Can you say more about which kind of SMART you prefer? According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria the definitions have drifted since original publication of the term, including by authors who seem to have eclipsed the original's popularity. The T =

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikimedia Foundation's FY18-19 Annual Plan is on Meta-wiki

2018-06-30 Thread James Salsman
> WMF APs consistently fail to meet my expectations Pine do you have a list of specific flaws somewhere? You have good advice, but I've lost track of much of it. Did you participate in the AP talk page discussions? Did you try editing it to meet your standards? Best regards, Jim On Fri, Jun

[Wikimedia-l] what is making me happy this week

2018-06-28 Thread James Salsman
map internationalization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otAX58IZ6KA?t=8m40s Best regards, Jim ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-18 Thread James Salsman
to do. This has to do with core fundamental values our movement is > built on. Not taking a position in political debates is a core requirement > for us to remain acceptable as a source of information to all parties. > > Lodewijk > > On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 6:57 AM James Salsman wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-18 Thread James Salsman
ant American and UK wikipedians to have free health care, shorter work weeks, and a more equitable tax and transfer incidence? Best regards, Jim >> On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 4:58 PM, Dennis During wrote: >> > I'd reconsider contributing content to WMF projects if WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-16 Thread James Salsman
became a > partisan on issues outside its basic remit. > > On Jun 15, 2018 16:11, "James Salsman" wrote: > > Regarding https://twitter.com/SuePGardner/status/998302792946102273 > > I propose that the Executive Director resume regular periodic > correspondence wi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread James Salsman
; with email but only a finite amount of resources in this area with which to > achieve it so it'll be something for to thinking about in the future. > > Many Thanks > Seddon > > > > On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:11 PM James Salsman wrote: > >> Regarding https://twitter.com/

[Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread James Salsman
Regarding https://twitter.com/SuePGardner/status/998302792946102273 I propose that the Executive Director resume regular periodic correspondence with donors on other ways they can support the movement, beyond copyright and internet law advocacy that the Foundation traditionally supports directly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board of Trustees April 2018 meeting minutes

2018-06-15 Thread James Salsman
Hi Chris, Thanks for posting the minutes. Regarding "Jaime presented a proposed revision to the Foundation investment policy that shifted to a model more focused on cash preservation than on short-term equity," who is Jamie and why is appreciation not considered a goal on equal footing with (and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Second Fundraising experiment on Facebook

2018-06-15 Thread James Salsman
Caitlin, Are we planning to compare the costs and outcomes of donation appeals using other internet advertisers? I predict Nextdoor.com have a substantially lower cost per donation than Facebook, but there is only one way to find out. I would say the same for Google Adwords and Bing ads, in that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update #4: Upcoming call for participation in Working Groups

2018-06-07 Thread James Salsman
Oh, it's this discussion again. This is my favorite discussion. Movement roles discussion is how we got the UK chapter recognized as a charity capable of political lobbying. That was satisfying. Maybe we can get the letter to donors back. https://twitter.com/SuePGardner/status/998302792946102273

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Wikimedia Foundation's Technical Engagement team

2018-05-29 Thread James Salsman
Hi Victoria, Are questions regarding electricity sourcing and usage better directed to you or Bryan? Do you have any objections to questions being asked directly of you, and if not, do you intend to answer questions from the community? To whom are questions about the user targeting selections

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Category: French Jews on en.wp / GPDR

2018-05-28 Thread James Salsman
> categories and lists related to ethnicity, religious views, and sexual > orientation are often created and/or filled by POV pushers who usually do > not care much about sourcing. On top of this, the inclusion criteria, > especially for categories, are often not defined Absolutely correct,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Category: French Jews on en.wp / GPDR

2018-05-28 Thread James Salsman
an essential characteristic of living people, relative to their accomplishments and the events for which they are notable, I doubt anyone is going to actually put in the effort. On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 11:50 AM, James Salsman wrote: >> categories and lists related to ethnicity, religious

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does anyone know what wikimedia france are up to with the Request Network ?

2018-05-28 Thread James Salsman
Hi Nadine, thank you for this update. Does the French Chapter have a position on replacing bitcoin mining with foldingcoin (http://foldingcoin.net)? I hope that all Wikimedians will oppose the wasteful consumption of electricity when useful alternatives exist. Best regards, Jim On Mon, May 28,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we losing out against bad editing?

2018-05-27 Thread James Salsman
> I am open to more input, and more exchange of views. My view is that the Foundation was suddenly (but not without warning) made legally responsible for its own content after Trump made hosting providers responsible for facilitating online prostitution advertising, at pretty much the same time

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we losing out against bad editing?

2018-05-25 Thread James Salsman
On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 4:48 PM, David Cuenca Tudela <dacu...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 9:16 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Paid professionals work alongside volunteers in fire departments and >> hospitals throughout the world.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Category: French Jews on en.wp / GPDR

2018-05-25 Thread James Salsman
Nathan, the Enwiki organic category system is not very good. For example, there are no consistent ontological constraints placed on the entire ontological tree (which should not be surprising because the Library of Congress Card Number system, the Dewey decimal system, the SIC ontology, and even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we losing out against bad editing?

2018-05-25 Thread James Salsman
>... about the classical employer-employee relationship, I am totally > against it. The reason is that there is so much effort wasted tracking > and keeping people accountable Priyanka Mandikal implemented a way to keep paid editors accountable using reputation tracking two years ago:

[Wikimedia-l] reason for happiness this week

2018-05-18 Thread James Salsman
The English Wikipedia has finally returned to economics topics: -- Forwarded message -- From: Weeklypedia Digest Date: Fri, May 18, 2018 at 4:20 AM Subject: Weeklypedia English #218 the WEEKLYPEDIA Issue 218, May 18, 2018 (English Wikipedia edition)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment: Updates

2018-05-15 Thread James Salsman
ikimedia Foundation > https://wikimediafoundation.org > > On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:22 AM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > To follow up on this, Katherine, would you please state the relative risk > > to politically controversial editors of using CPUs w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment: Updates

2018-05-15 Thread James Salsman
/ Are there a corresponding subpoena and national security letter burden differences in choosing open source hardware without backdoor coprocessors? Thank you for considering these questions. Best regards, Jim On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 12:28 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: > On the origi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment: Updates

2018-05-14 Thread James Salsman
On the original topic of technology advocacy representation on the Board, an we please get someone from the open source hardware community and Legal to tell us how much we could save in subpoena, hardware, and overhead costs by avoiding backdoors? Has anyone on the Board ever championed open

Re: [Wikimedia-l] an observation on economic biases in Wikipedia

2018-05-12 Thread James Salsman
y.gov/connect/blog/Documents/20121212_Economics%20of%20Higher%20Ed_vFINAL.pdf https://www.docdroid.net/epSjOI2/peracchi2006.pdf https://www.docdroid.net/joXd2MZ/heckman2006.pdf Best regards, Jim > On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 1:44 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: > >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for an Animation artist for Wikipedia Video

2018-05-11 Thread James Salsman
t; > Thanks you again, > Cheers! > Rupika > > On 4 May 2018 at 22:54, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hi Rupika, >> >> Here are the artists who did the Accuracy Review fundraising video: >> >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30LvELi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Was macht dich diese Woche glücklich? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 15 April 2018)

2018-05-09 Thread James Salsman
> What's making you happy this week? You are welcome to comment in any > language Les lecteurs du Wikipédia français ont 75% plus de chances de faire un don que les lecteurs du Wikipedia anglais. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7cHxlGgEt4=44m30s Meilleures salutations, Jim On Mon, Apr 16,

[Wikimedia-l] an observation on economic biases in Wikipedia

2018-05-08 Thread James Salsman
The more I survey different language wikipedias, the more I am convinced an effort at the chapters level is needed to address this problem: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wiki-research-l/2018-April/006256.html It occurred to me that this Max Roser video might help: A Selfish Argument for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for an Animation artist for Wikipedia Video

2018-05-04 Thread James Salsman
Hi Rupika, Here are the artists who did the Accuracy Review fundraising video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30LvELic624 Animator: Steve Lewis, hello at SteveLew dot is. Voiceover: Bryan Pike http://www.bryanpike.com/voicework.html Icons: https://www.flaticon.com/authors/freepik We only

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

2018-05-03 Thread James Salsman
Jacob, Does your answer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vMFUaEeH3w=33m pertain to these specific links about IPFS? https://ipfs.io/blog/24-uncensorable-wikipedia/ http://observer.com/2017/05/turkey-wikipedia-ipfs/ Are there any reasons the Foundation or community volunteers shouldn't point

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does anyone know what wikimedia france are up to with the Request Network ?

2018-04-27 Thread James Salsman
>> It can be interesting to use blockchain technology in our movement for >> transparency purposes. >... > Not really. At best you end up with a less efficient version of a > downloadable database Less efficient unless a government authority is attempting to censor. After advocating all this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amazon Echo' use of Wikipedia; CC license compliance?

2018-04-18 Thread James Salsman
Anthony, it is not off topic at all, and some of the related Annual Plan effects are very troubling in their present manifestation. Please see: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Ubi1v8gwsq09bzjp On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:23 AM, Anthony Cole wrote: > This is off-topic (I

[Wikimedia-l] proposal: branded reader-pens in the store

2018-04-15 Thread James Salsman
I propose https://store.wikimedia.org/collections/accessories include http://www.ectaco.com/cpen-30/ branded with the Wikimedia logo. Best regards, Jim ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The fact-checked encyclopedia

2018-04-15 Thread James Salsman
If we want to do fact checking, which we do whether Congress has decided publishers are responsible for the content of their publications or not, the way to automate it is shown at https://priyankamandikal.github.io/posts/gsoc-2016-project-overview/ Best regards, Jim On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 9:35

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-04-13 Thread James Salsman
> Cryptocurrency. If your first thought isn't "how could a scammer > exploit this" you are doing it wrong. I've thought about that for several hours now, and I'm sure scammers far prefer bitcoin. Folding@Home's lab director is a partner Andreessen Horowitz, so he has certainly had no lack of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-04-12 Thread James Salsman
> Only works if most people aren't trying to scam you What else works that way? > you'd need to get Bitpay to accept FoldingCoin in this arrangement https://twitter.com/jsalsman/status/984428258530705408 On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 4:39 PM, David Gerard wrote: > On 11 April

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-04-11 Thread James Salsman
on should offer to convert Bitcoin to FoldingCoin for those who wish to contribute Bitcoin. Best regards, Jim On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:24 PM, geni <geni...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 10 April 2018 at 22:45, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: >> The Foundation has be

[Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-04-10 Thread James Salsman
The Foundation has been accepting BitCoin donations. Unfortunately, BitCoin is very wasteful in terms of electricity, and is therefore a dirty cryptocurrency. I recommend that the Foundation immediately cease accepting BitCoin, and require donors who wish to donate in cryptocurrency to convert to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ORES support checklist for communities

2018-04-09 Thread James Salsman
Amir, Would you please comment on how these two techniques for creating new articles affects the quality of ORES models? (1) https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wiki-research-l/2018-March/006236.html (2) https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wiki-research-l/2018-April/006238.html Thank you.

[Wikimedia-l] YouTube's recommendation system and linking questionable videos to Wikipedia articles

2018-03-29 Thread James Salsman
I'm sure by now most everyone has heard of YouTube's new plan to link questionable videos to YouTube articles: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/24/are-corporations-that-use-wikipedia-giving-back/ which was probably a reaction to the recent coverage of the issues with their recommendation engine,

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

2018-03-17 Thread James Salsman
https://disconnect.me works well for this with both AdBlock (which can do the same thing by itself with its advanced options) and AdBlock Plus (which can't, and is a completely different product.) On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 1:24 AM, Liam Wyatt wrote: > How insidious! > “we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ask Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft to state wiki article source dates in voice?

2018-03-08 Thread James Salsman
gt; >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2017_Community_Wishlist_ >> Survey/Archive/Replace_or_supplement_mobile_pencil_icon_ >> with_%22edit%22_in_square_brackets_and_A/B_test_editing_uptake >> >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Heatherawalls# >> Design

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ask Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft to state wiki article source dates in voice?

2018-03-08 Thread James Salsman
awalls#Design-blocked_technical_community_wish > On Wed, 7 Mar 2018, 16:22 James Salsman, <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> I wanted to share this because it's pertinent to issues with large >> companies using our information without complying with the license >>

[Wikimedia-l] Ask Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft to state wiki article source dates in voice?

2018-03-07 Thread James Salsman
I wanted to share this because it's pertinent to issues with large companies using our information without complying with the license terms: https://www.ted.com/talks/scott_galloway_how_amazon_apple_facebook_and_google_manipulate_our_emotions One discussions I've had with both Erik Moeller

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-03-04 Thread James Salsman
If the Foundation Endowment paid for translations of articles across Wikipedias, it would still be like a Foundation Grant in terms of the legal effect on the DMCA safe harbor provisions and the practical effect on whether mistakes could bring the Foundation into disrepute. Maybe the Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-03-03 Thread James Salsman
Pine, why not ask your namesake? https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/7jj0oa/im_donating_5057_btc_to_charitable_causes/ On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 7:13 PM, Pine W wrote: > On the subject of paid translation, I could imagine this being included in > the scope of work for a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] knowing English is a privilege (was Re: Paid translation)

2018-03-02 Thread James Salsman
> Wikidata's Lexeme project is progressing slowly, but its direction is right. > It will finally build a technical platform that is actually good for a > dictionary. A wiki article is a very similar type to dictionary presentation of lexemes. The best dictionaries also cover morphemes, e.g.,

[Wikimedia-l] knowing English is a privilege (was Re: Paid translation)

2018-02-28 Thread James Salsman
> building an authoritative dictionary is considerably > harder than building a (de facto) authoritative encyclopedia. What reason is there to think that? My any measure of editor hours, or the amount of money it would take to replicate the effort, or the maintenance load going forward, I'm sure

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-02-27 Thread James Salsman
n than teaching subjects of encyclopedia articles? On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 1:11 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > 2018-02-27 21:23 GMT+02:00 James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com>: > >> Languages are taught by authoritative dictionaries (after people, a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-02-27 Thread James Salsman
Languages are taught by authoritative dictionaries (after people, and ahead of almost all other similar reference books.) Wiktionary has multiple teaching functions whether we want it to or not: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/efe362e1-fe80-4c90-bc1e-4ab2d9bbae20/1/ Have you seen how

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-02-26 Thread James Salsman
> wonder if creating dynamic articles from Wikidata is better > than creating static articles Not for years to decades. https://twitter.com/AustenAllred/status/967842020151603200 On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 3:02 AM, John Erling Blad wrote: > I wonder if creating dynamic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fake news ‘vaccine’: online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics

2018-02-26 Thread James Salsman
had a bias towards usually undeserved fame. Luckily, the damage is merely memetic and can be repaired with literature. But the schemers turn into fraud cases, so they get more attention than they should relative to the larger, general problem. Best regards, Jim On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:27 PM, Jam

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-02-24 Thread James Salsman
>... make sure people are taking the work seriously and not > simply using Google translate People are likely to start with Google Translate whether they are taking the translation seriously or not, so it would still help if we could get Google to provide numeric per-word translation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 18 February 2018)

2018-02-21 Thread James Salsman
I am happy about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpmRWCE7F_I=30m30s Aaron Halfaker describes optimized ways to refine backlog presentation. But I am unhappy that his first slides are missing and I hope he will post the whole deck. Also I would love to see the Turkish Wikipedia in InterPlanetary

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Fake news ‘vaccine’: online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics

2018-02-21 Thread James Salsman
Here is a good example of instructional software to solve a systemic communication issue: https://www.getbadnews.com/ Ref.: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180220093555.htm How can we sustain progress towards resolution of the issues? Also, does the date by which Titan is likely

[Wikimedia-l] omnibus questions for Katherine Maher (was Re: Copyright enforcement?)

2018-01-28 Thread James Salsman
xtract from our sites as CC0 or Fair Use. > > A few legal letters and maybe a court case a year should be easily affordable > for the WMF and an excellent investment. > > Regards > > Jonathan > >> >> Message: 2 >> Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:12:43 + >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-27 Thread James Salsman
Attribution is often considered impractical, but providing the source date along with e.g. the article name can be used to derive the attribution, so it should be required. It's not just a good idea to require this information from content re-users like Amazon, Apple, and Google, but doing so will

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Publicpolicy] Update on FISA 702 reauthorization

2018-01-22 Thread James Salsman
gt;> > organizations? But again, it seems you just used this statement as an >> > opportunity to push a tangent. >> > >> > Please don't do that. >> > >> > Thanks, >> > Lodewijk >> > >> > On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Publicpolicy] Update on FISA 702 reauthorization

2018-01-21 Thread James Salsman
> the WMF doesn't have the resources to prevent a > state level actor from gaining access to its servers. Do you think merely avoiding the most mass-produced and arguably widest backdoor is a step in the right direction? > Switching to little used, little supported and more expensive > hardware

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