Re: [Wikimedia-l] extend mediawiki software to allow append a group, and COI to an edit

2014-02-23 Thread John Vandenberg
Hi rupert, I think this requester feature has merit, as it provides a tool for communities to use for this purpose (COI) and others. One possible implementation is the tag system already part of the Abuse Filter extension. Bug 18670 requests the tag system be more flexible, allowing false

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-21 Thread John Vandenberg
If I understand you correctly, the redlink wont be touched, but the empty page will show reasonator data on it (ideally displayed using the approptiate infobox). That would help readers and (source editor) writers, as the important facts are on the screen for them to include into the prose of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2014-01-08 Thread John Vandenberg
Thanks Erik for a well written overview. Would it be possible for the WMF to give an estimate on what it would cost to build and/or what the threshold of annual bitcoin donations would make it worthwhile building. Someone might be interested in donating specifically to have this built, or we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdoored

2013-12-30 Thread John Vandenberg
James, Jasper asked you to justify your claim of $70 per server vs his $200 per server. Does $70 buy the same processing power? What support comes with it? etc. On Dec 30, 2013 2:53 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Jasper, if you can't write an email or pick up the phone asking for

[Wikimedia-l] Data privacy, encrypted links and recent change captures

2013-12-29 Thread John Vandenberg
exposed via Recent Changes (https/api/etc) as they occur, and the value of these edits is determined by the fact they are hidden afterwards (e.g. don't appear in dumps). Is there any way to control who is effectively capturing all edits via Recent Changes? -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

2013-12-29 Thread John Vandenberg
Putting aside the 'tax' aspect, whether or not there is a backdoor in the shipped product is not the point of the article you linked to James. NSA is intercepting hardware deliveries and adding backdoors while it is enroute from supplier to customer. Buying new equipment gives NSA a new

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resolution: Media about living people

2013-12-14 Thread John Vandenberg
properties are created, and a non-editable page could be automatically generated on Wikipedias to describe the subject and list the events the person appeared in. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-12 Thread John Vandenberg
to USD immediately. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface

2013-12-10 Thread John Vandenberg
, maybe this will help: https://twitter.com/listrophy/status/380864414145970176 This looks like a complaint, but it is hard to tell https://twitter.com/ItsMalachi/status/408067770048192514 And a request for bitcoins https://twitter.com/DrWeidinger/status/407656789274947584 -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] It's time to reclaim the community logo

2013-12-07 Thread John Vandenberg
On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 4:47 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, let me start by saying that I agree with Dariusz's opinion that we should discuss this as a community, and perhaps move on from 'debate by press release' into more focused formats like Google Hangout or IRC office

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread John Vandenberg
/Wikipedias_by_size The same team are using the same bots to add content to Indonesian Wikipedia. 100,000 new articles created in October. http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/ChartsWikipediaID.htm -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] It's time to reclaim the community logo

2013-10-10 Thread John Vandenberg
=unsubscribe -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog moving to WordPress.com

2013-09-09 Thread John Vandenberg
How much do we expect to be paying to Wordpress each year for this service? John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Sep 6, 2013 8:23 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote: Currently the blog is in a partially

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF's New Global South Strategy

2013-08-30 Thread John Vandenberg
'Global Strategy countries'? I think this aligns with the intention of GS, which is to support initiatives that help make our movement more global by investing in areas/languages where editors and/or readers is low but potential is high. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Aug 30, 2013 11

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-28 Thread John Vandenberg
to be operating https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Citation_bot So chapters can offer to help porting tools like this to Labs and ongoing maintenance of these tools? Is there a list of such tools that have been identified as needing paid support? -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2013-14 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-13 Thread John Vandenberg
from the original document? If not, we'll have to rebuild them. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Advocacy Advisors] WMF response to PRISM?

2013-07-12 Thread John Vandenberg
to the Desktop site without tying in a long url that bypasses the mobile site. https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51277 (reported by me today) -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread John Vandenberg
be any gag order. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_security_letter says that the gag orders were struck down, pending appeal. That means we may have to wait a while.. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread John Vandenberg
. It would be helpful to have a response with has both precise language and broad statements that will ensure the layman doesnt worry that WMF is dodging the question. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Adopt a page

2013-03-31 Thread John Vandenberg
, but I was wondering if this has ever been discussed/considered before. fwiw, this model was discussed on the private fundraising mailing list in November 2010, with similar results IMO. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-27 Thread John Vandenberg
! Best regards, Bence (Affiliations Committee) ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WCA Meeting - Google Hangout is on on rocking!

2013-02-17 Thread John Vandenberg
When I joined just now..I can hear people talking in the background, but see a room full of empty chairs. Will the video be published afterwards? John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Feb 17, 2013 9:19 PM, Manuel Schneider manuel.schnei...@wikimedia.ch wrote: Good Morning, we had to set

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WCA Meeting - Google Hangout is on on rocking!

2013-02-17 Thread John Vandenberg
Sorry, I fell asleep and missed the second half. Will the video be published afterwards? -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member

2013-02-17 Thread John Vandenberg
. The expert seat is an opportunity to select a person based on the skillset that is found to be missing on the board, and that should happen _after_ the skills and experience of the three community seats are locked in by their appointment. -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediaau-l] Sue Gardner interview on ABC Radio

2013-02-15 Thread John Vandenberg
WMAu is investigating. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Feb 15, 2013 9:53 PM, Everton Zanella Alvarenga t...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 2:06 AM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote: There is now a downloadable MP3 (50min) at http://www.abc.net.au/local

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediaau-l] Sue Gardner interview on ABC Radio

2013-02-14 Thread John Vandenberg
/?section=podcast Cheers, Craig Franklin ___ Wikimediaau-l mailing list wikimediaa...@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moodbar gone????

2013-02-05 Thread John Vandenberg
/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Undeployment_of_MoodBar.2FFeedback_Dashboard -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI versus OUTING

2013-01-27 Thread John Vandenberg
make a right. It sounds like you can inform press without breaking any confidences. Tell them the account name or IP and let them independently guess who it is. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Jan 22, 2013 12:09 AM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: A not really hypothetical

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congrats wikivoyagers!

2013-01-11 Thread John Vandenberg
, but I think it puts too much emphasis on the lawsuits: https://www.pcworld.com/article/2024997/wikipedia-launches-travel-site-wikivoyage-on-january-15.html Anyone found a better wikivoyage launch news stories that is accurate and can be accessed outside of USA and Japan? -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread John Vandenberg
How many languages _need_ this? Is it only one language-project? If you only need one IP address, to avoid censorship by one country, it should be achievable. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Dec 28, 2012 4:21 AM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote: I wish that http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proposed urgent Board of Trustees resolution without a meeting

2012-12-24 Thread John Vandenberg
else working in London...) Chris Hi Chris, It might be using geolocation; I see USA jobs on that search result. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread John Vandenberg
, but discussion would have resulted in better options being considered and hopefully enacted. We were given a good score for our 'terms and conditions' rewrite. We could have achieved the same with this bylaws update. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Nov 6, 2012 7:30 AM, Risker risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2012 Editor survey launched

2012-11-02 Thread John Vandenberg
. Not everyone on your target population is subscribed to a list whetr this offer has been made. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Oct 31, 2012 7:26 AM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, we have just launched the Foundation's 2012 editor survey; with invitations

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2012 Editor survey launched

2012-11-02 Thread John Vandenberg
collect all the survey data they can. Maximum ROI and all that. You can use models to select a subset of the 2012 data that would be comparable to the 2011 data. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Nov 3, 2012 10:58 AM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi John, On Fri, Nov 2

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Question for Board

2012-10-25 Thread John Vandenberg
for purposes other than those described in the donation solicitation messaging. Impoverished long term contributors should get a job. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposed Wikimedia Medicine Thematic Organisation

2012-10-17 Thread John Vandenberg
this, as lawsuits for incorrect medical information will be very expensive. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meeting on Monday with Group Contacts for WM IRC channels

2012-10-17 Thread John Vandenberg
Is there a log of this meeting? John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Oct 15, 2012 5:15 AM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Greetings, For those who might not have seen the announcements in #wikimedia-ops and other IRC channels: There will be a meeting with the Group Contacts

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please can someone put 50p in the meter

2012-10-12 Thread John Vandenberg
Also working for me. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Oct 12, 2012 11:21 PM, Jim Redmond j...@scrubnugget.com wrote: No trouble here either. On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Philippe Beaudette phili...@wikimedia.org wrote: They're up for me... ___ Philippe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Recruitment process for Secretary General of the Wikimedia Chapters Association

2012-10-11 Thread John Vandenberg
Stefan already started? -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Recruitment process for Secretary General of the Wikimedia Chapters Association

2012-10-11 Thread John Vandenberg
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 6:29 AM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: ... The resolution of the WCA is clear that the _first_ important goal is to incorporate. By 15 August 2012. It is a difficult decision, but it is not simplified by WCA's volunteer time being diverted to .. that should

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Joint statement with the Foundation

2012-09-29 Thread John Vandenberg
to the Wikimedia UK board – A message from Roger Bamkin http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2012/04/changes-to-the-wikimedia-uk-board-a-message-from-roger-bamkin/ 5. What did you think of our annual report? http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2012/07/what-did-you-think-of-our-annual-report/ -- John

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread John Vandenberg
of rights, including WMUK. https://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Donor_Privacy_Policy -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Page Curation launch on English Wikipedia

2012-09-26 Thread John Vandenberg
It's %!#?y nice. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Sep 26, 2012 4:47 PM, PARNALL Perry parnall.pe...@aol.com wrote: This is ok PARNALL Perry parnall.pe...@aol.com -Original Message- From: Fabrice Florin fflo...@wikimedia.org To: wikimedia-l wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] : Copyright of deep space objects (DSOs) outside of the solar system

2012-09-17 Thread John Vandenberg
Where is the onwiki discussion about this? I could find '[1]' Or a wikipedia page that describes the copyright status of imagery of DSOs? John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Sep 15, 2012 1:25 PM, とある白い猫 to.aru.shiroi.n...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I am not seeking legal advice. I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] : Copyright of deep space objects (DSOs) outside of the solar system

2012-09-17 Thread John Vandenberg
Thanks. I didnt search. I looked in the last 250 revisions of the page. I didnt look back far enough. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Sep 17, 2012 8:42 PM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: Have you searched for it? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Archive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Education] [WikiEN-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-30 Thread John Vandenberg
On Jul 31, 2012 1:43 AM, LiAnna Davis lda...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi John, On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Ive asked for more info at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Wikipedia_Education_Program_evaluation#random_sample I did my best

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-29 Thread John Vandenberg
/Research_talk:Wikipedia_Education_Program_evaluation#random_sample . The quantitative method used there has its limitations, but similar methods are employed in independent (i.e non-WMF) research about Wikipedia in the academic literature. Do you have links to any relevant studies of the GEP? -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-29 Thread John Vandenberg
at https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/03/22/brazil-meetups-march/ -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject: IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility criteria and next steps

2012-07-24 Thread John Vandenberg
27/681/51985. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Geolocalization improvement proposal

2012-07-23 Thread John Vandenberg
A location gadget would be a way to start. With a gadget, it is opt-in. On Jul 23, 2012 7:43 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: birgitte...@yahoo.com, 23/07/2012 14:28: I am unaware of what the shortcomings of the current system are and where any improvements would be felt.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-07-21 Thread John Vandenberg
, but I wanted to bring up this up in response to your mail. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mdupont/SpeedyDeletionWikia and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Mdupont#Speedy_backup_-_copyvios_and_attack_pages.3F thanks mike On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM, John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is not free?

2012-07-08 Thread John Vandenberg
If wmf has trademarks secured, now is the time to release the copyrights and high res. versions. Idealistic maybe. But when we talk to the public, we talk about ideals. Its odd that community members cant put logos of community-run projects into slides. Its unfortunate that wikipedia doesnt meet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!

2012-07-04 Thread John Vandenberg
Or a template at the top. 'This article relies on newspaper sources...please contribute better sources or tag with notability if you cant find any better sources.' P.s. This offtopic thread should be on Wikipedia lists as its not about the movement in general. On Jul 4, 2012 6:13 PM, Svip

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia founder's petition: Stop extradition of O'Dwyer

2012-06-25 Thread John Vandenberg
to stop the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer. I hope you will join me. - Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder We only have an English Wikipedia article about O'Dwyer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_O%27Dwyer -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright information not digitised?

2012-06-23 Thread John Vandenberg
There are scans of most of the relevant records, and the records for books are also transcribed by Project Gutenberg and searchable at a stanford uni website. See en.ws template PD-US-no-renewal. The scans need to be transcribed to increase accessibility. On Jun 24, 2012 3:50 AM, Kim Bruning

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on IPv6

2012-06-13 Thread John Vandenberg
On Jun 14, 2012 1:30 AM, Brandon Harris bhar...@wikimedia.org wrote: A couple of weeks ago, Brion Vibber and I started walking through a series of thoughts about eliminating publicly viewable IP addresses altogether, creating Proto Accounts. That is, to completely anonymize anonymous

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-28 Thread John Vandenberg
to happen. It would be nice if -NC and -ND had a time limit on them, after which the work becomes CC-BY or CC-BY-SA. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Public Google Calendar for IRC office hours

2012-05-05 Thread John Vandenberg
://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Watchlist email notifications enabled on all wikis

2012-04-27 Thread John Vandenberg
users dont know how to turn it on. The emails can explain how to turn it off. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Watchlist email notifications enabled on all wikis

2012-04-27 Thread John Vandenberg
. https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30187 -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikipedia-l] Fwd: Harvard Library releases 12M bibliographic records under CC0

2012-04-26 Thread John Vandenberg
that. It might happen before 2015 or not. Andrea will run out of tears by 2015. ;-( Could we have one sister-projects IRC session in the near future? -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ombudsmen commission

2012-04-25 Thread John Vandenberg
despite the lack of an audit trail, but I will continue to ask for one because I believe it is important. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust,_but_verify -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ombudsmen commission

2012-04-24 Thread John Vandenberg
registration/scholarship queues -- that OTRS admins cannot see unless they give themselves access to it, which they wouldn't do unless they needed to for some reason. Is there an auditable log of these actions? i.e. one that OTRS admins cant doctor? -- John Vandenberg