Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedian of the Year 2020 livestream event - 15 October

2020-10-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
Either way I am okay with it. Youtube chat is one of the worst things on youtube. On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 5:22 PM Ziko van Dijk wrote: > Hello, > The chat function on YouTube is turned off, I don't know whether that > is by purpose or by accident. > Kind regards > Ziko > > Am Do., 15. Okt. 2020

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moving the technical infrastructure out of the US

2020-09-29 Thread Joseph Seddon
Agreed. This is a perennial issue. I believe options are going to be explored for sustainability but right now legally speaking the US is the best jurisdiction for hosting us now and the foreseeable future. Seddon On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 11:30 PM Nathan wrote: > Which political system would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Universal Code of Conduct draft for review

2020-09-10 Thread Joseph Seddon
Wikipedia has been a third tier social media platform since its inception. Luckily we are better known for being an encyclopedia. On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 10:31 AM Dan Szymborski wrote: > I am absolutely flabbergasted that a generic reference of an organization > to flatulence, something we see

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-07-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
the requirements will be. Regards Seddon On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 5:26 PM Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hey all, > > Given that this project is a direct result of the recommendations from the > strategy process the biggest questions are I feel mainly about how we go > about this. There are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-07-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, Given that this project is a direct result of the recommendations from the strategy process the biggest questions are I feel mainly about how we go about this. There are really bad ways this project could be approached and then there are ways which are aligned with our movement and we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-07-09 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all. I'll reply to some of the more finer legal details tomorrow but to be clear the repo will be made available publicly and the code base will be open sourced and based on open source tech. Seddon On Thu, 9 Jul 2020, 19:06 Benjamin Ikuta, wrote: > > > I agree, the lack of transparency

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-07-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, Apologies for the delay. Two overview pages covering the technical and business side of the project: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OKAPI https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/OKAPI Regards Seddon On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:29 PM Samuel Klein wrote: > A well-provisioned bulk api has been

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising testing

2020-07-05 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, Just a heads up. Through the summer the WMF fundraising team will be running system and content tests in preparation for the end of year fundraiser on the English Wikipedia. The first test is scheduled for 1500 UTC Wednesday 8 July. * If you need to report a bug or technical issue,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Citizendium shutting down

2020-07-04 Thread Joseph Seddon
Is there any merit in us helping them continue to exist? Seddon On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 10:13 PM David Gerard wrote: > here's the discussion: > > https://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Forum_Talk:Technical_Issues#Any_further_thoughts.3F > > On Sat, 4 Jul 2020 at 22:11, David Gerard wrote: > > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia servers

2020-06-29 Thread Joseph Seddon
From reports I am seeing on facebook it seems this problem is localised on our Africa based users? Regards Seddon On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 3:05 PM Peter Southwood < peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote: > I get this: > > The connection has timed out > > The server at en.wikipedia.org is taking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-06-16 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Chris, I think that saying this happened because of the recommendations remains a fair statement but for sure there are some caveats with that. I don’t want to speak for the entire org but I'm also pretty confident in saying that there are a lot more than just two recommendations with work

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Promotion of scientific racism in Wikipedia articles

2020-06-16 Thread Joseph Seddon
This conversation has very quickly veered away from the original topic and what the scope of this list is. Seddon On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 2:58 PM Gnangarra wrote: > yes, when the categories termed Race, when the discussion is about > enforcing Race as a concept. > > The traits you speak of; >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-06-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Amir! Thanks for your questions. It’s sunday (for me 0400 on a Monday) and a mailing list isn’t the right venue for a full detailed explanation for this but I’ll give a little background. James is correct that the work in this area is coming out of the strategy process and the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Possibly bad template language for context

2020-05-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
You gotta chuckle. Seddon On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 9:57 PM George Herbert wrote: > https://twitter.com/athertonkd/status/1261397776446812160?s=21 > > -george > > Sent from my iPhone > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message to readers from the Wikimedia Foundation regarding COVID-19

2020-03-19 Thread Joseph Seddon
The latter I believe to be the most applicable, I have dropped the "plural" which does more imply the former in english. Thanks Seddon On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 9:13 PM Amir E. Aharoni < amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > Hi! > > Thanks for the invitation. > > In the part that says "We are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message to readers from the Wikimedia Foundation regarding COVID-19

2020-03-19 Thread Joseph Seddon
gt; Can you run the count for everything in that category, and across all > languages? > Should be a good deal more! > > On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:27 PM Joseph Seddon > wrote: > > > Dear list, > > > > Given the unfolding global events, the Wikimedia Foundations f

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message to readers from the Wikimedia Foundation regarding COVID-19

2020-03-19 Thread Joseph Seddon
hing from > > https://xtools.wmflabs.org/api/page/articleinfo/en.wikipedia.org/NASA?format=html=en > . > > On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:27 PM Joseph Seddon > wrote: > > > Dear list, > > > > Given the unfolding global events, the Wikimedia Foundations feels it is &g

[Wikimedia-l] Message to readers from the Wikimedia Foundation regarding COVID-19

2020-03-19 Thread Joseph Seddon
Dear list, Given the unfolding global events, the Wikimedia Foundations feels it is important to reassure readers across the globe. We'll be displaying a short message at the top of the projects reaffirming our commitment to keep Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects online, open and free for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
of whom will hopefully have their own strategies in working towards the 2030 direction. Fundraisings role is to not aim for those goals but to generate the resources to support their delivery. Regards Seddon On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 8:11 PM Fæ wrote: > On Fri, 20 Dec 2019 at 19:24, Jos

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
I know the history of our content and I know the slip ups that have been made along the way but the team take this seriously. Our internal review processes have significantly improved over the years and for this fundraiser it's definitely been our most rigorous yet and I think it's proven to be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Benjamin, Your dad is right, in some regards. More than 85% of our revenue comes from the general public. It's how we've survived and has supported our growth over the last decade. We have conducted surveys, focus groups and user testing over the years to get better insights into our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Thank you Michal for your years of service. My favourite memory is having an ice cream with you at GLAMWIKI in Tel Aviv last year. I hope to still see you around the movement. Seddon On Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 02:22 Pine W, wrote: > Michal, many thanks for your service. I remember when we talked

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Benjamin! Just wanted to acknowledge your email and let you know I'll respond in full as soon as possible. Many Thanks Seddon On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 8:27 PM Benjamin Ikuta wrote: > > > My dad recently said to me: > > "I was solitated by them after looking something up. I thought it

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update

2019-12-16 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey All! Many of you know that the Wikimedia Endowment < https://wikimediaendowment.org/> was launched in 2016. The purpose of the Endowment is to act as a permanent safekeeping fund to generate income to ensure a base level of support for the Wikimedia projects in perpetuity. When the Endowment

[Wikimedia-l] Dear Wikimedia, With Thanks, Donors.

2019-12-12 Thread Joseph Seddon
Millions of people donate to our projects because we have in some way bettered their life. They don't just give money, they take the time to say thank you as well. In their tens of thousands. . To brighten your day a little, just read a handful of some of these notes of thanks:

[Wikimedia-l] Choose our fundraising messaging!

2019-12-04 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all! - Fundraising could use your assistance in selecting messaging to use in one of our fundraising banners. All perform similarly. Just selected your preferred option on this form: https://forms.gle/F52SL7KwVesNjrNq7

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q2 Fundraising Update

2019-12-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Everyone, Just a quick reminder to all that our campaign will be launching in a few hours. Thank you in advance for your support and patience over the coming weeks. Regards Seddon On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 10:09 PM Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hey All > > Just wanted to give you a qui

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising needs your help

2019-11-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, (reposting due to filter rejection) Fundraising are looking for ideas and suggestions for our writing team to explore for our messaging in this years fundraiser. I only need a minute of your time to answer the following question: --- What’s your favorite thing about Wikipedia that

[Wikimedia-l] Q2 Fundraising Update

2019-11-25 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey All Just wanted to give you a quick update. With upcoming fundraising in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the USA, and the United Kingdom; along with a completed fundraising campaign in France; Q2 sees us raise approximately half of the annual funds for the Wikimedia movement and as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
Because # of flights is not a useful metric for assessing environmental impact. Seddon On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 3:23 PM Fæ wrote: > Those publications are where my numbers came from. There is no useful > transparency to explain how many actual flights are taken, why or by whom. > > Fae > > On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "The Foundation does not care so much of the French-speaking contributors"

2019-09-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
Before we call out individuals for lack of attendance publicly, I think we should remember that both volunteers and staff have lives outside of Wikimedia that include children, families and other commitments in life. They all come with complications. Sometimes things don't work out. There are tens

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Grupo de Usuários Wiki Movimento Brasil

2019-06-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
ngles > > On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 11:43 AM Joseph Seddon > wrote: > > > Asking as a volunteer with a broad interest in affiliate matters rather > > than as a staff member: > > > > What steps is the Brazilian community taking to ensure there isn't a > repeat

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Grupo de Usuários Wiki Movimento Brasil

2019-05-31 Thread Joseph Seddon
Asking as a volunteer with a broad interest in affiliate matters rather than as a staff member: What steps is the Brazilian community taking to ensure there isn't a repeat of past breakdowns in community cooperation? Kind regards Seddon On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 10:50 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you and farewell

2019-05-17 Thread Joseph Seddon
Sati. You are and will have been one of the single smartest minds we've ever had at the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation, both as a whole and the individuals who make it up, will be lesser without your presence and your insight and it will be noticeable and felt throughout for many

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Be the change you want to see (was: WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive)

2019-05-16 Thread Joseph Seddon
0 > > Wikidata items, and almost none of them have talk pages, but > theoretically > > *all > > of them* can. > > > > [1] I remember when Werdna wrote the first talk page archiving bot in > 2006. > > I thought it was cool that someone did that, but looking back on it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Be the change you want to see (was: WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive)

2019-05-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
wrote: > Speaking as a (very) longtime member of this mailing list, and one who is > carefully observing it for a few years now as a volunteer list > co-administrator: > > On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 3:56 AM Joseph Seddon > wrote: > > > I, like many others, wish to see

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
Lethargy, indecision, internal strife, and an abiding commitment to self-enrichment and constant bureaucratic growth? Isn't that what every maturing community with more than a handful of participants grows up to be? :P The strategy process is certainly not except from these flaws. Why would it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
Philippe you are absolutely correct. Whilst I never commented on the importance of any individual on this list nor the questioned the record of anyone I admit that my tone was not what this list deserves. I also concur there are merits to Fae's point. However the intention behind my point is one

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
Because the Wikimedia Foundation doesn't make long term strategic decisions based off of a 4 person discussion on a mailing list. I really don't know why people keep being surprised by this. Seddon On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 6:11 PM Fæ wrote: > I saw a recent size estimate of Wikimedia Commons

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

2019-04-26 Thread Joseph Seddon
What are the examples of successful citizen news websites? What could we learn from them? On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 5:15 PM Ziko van Dijk wrote: > Hello, > > One of the central problems of Wikinews is that the content is not > suitable for collaboration. > > Content suitable for collaboration

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

2019-04-16 Thread Joseph Seddon
** correction - New readers (audiences and global partnerships) are working in North Africa, Middle East, South America and India at the moment. On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 12:15 PM Joseph Seddon wrote: > You keep mentioning this Anglo-Centric / Wikipedia centric focus of the > WMF. &g

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

2019-04-16 Thread Joseph Seddon
You keep mentioning this Anglo-Centric / Wikipedia centric focus of the WMF. WMDE receives substantial monetary support from WMF for Wikidata. Only two years ago dedicated grant funded work was made specific for Wikidata on Commons for both WMF and WMDE. New Editors are working with the Korea and

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

2019-04-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
> We know our statistics and English Wikipedia is not 50% of our traffic. It > is where over 50% of our resources are spend. > Do we? Based on what? ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

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

2019-04-09 Thread Joseph Seddon
From what I know: * The global brand won't stop Wikidata being Wikidata. * Wikimedia Russia won't necessarily become Wikipedia Russia Seddon On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 4:56 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga < galder...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Think of Wikipedia Russia convincing Russian government that

[Wikimedia-l] Content showcases? Examples needed

2019-01-11 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Everyone! I have a question. Within the movement, what are the best online showcases of our content, movement and volunteers? Context: We've been featuring the blog post about the Wiki Loves Monuments winners in thank you email and banners to our readers and donors. We want to showcase our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-29 Thread Joseph Seddon
A it's always nice to quote someone other than Mike Godwin and it seems Betteridge's law of headlines is alive and well. [1] [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 10:26 PM Yaroslav Blanter wrote: > Hi Frederick. > > sure, I know. I am

[Wikimedia-l] Pre-Christmas Update - Fundraising

2018-12-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hello Everyone! Just wanted to provide a couple of quick fundraising updates: **End of year downtime and New Year** From today, we are bringing banners down across the projects for the next week as we did last year. As I mentioned in my December 10th update, you may have noticed that we have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile fundraising ads

2018-12-11 Thread Joseph Seddon
Dear all, The fundraising team genuinely hears and appreciates all the feedback we've received about this mobile banner. For the past week and a half - for the majority of our mobile campaign - we have been extensively working and acting on that feedback to reduce the length of this banner,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile fundraising ads

2018-12-11 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hi James, As I mentioned in my original reply to Molly, Desktop page views have been in decline for the past 2-3 years from 4.36 billion (Oct 2016) to 3.64 billion (Oct 2018). Likewise, the relative effectiveness as of mobile as a fundraising platform has historically been substantially lower

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising: Pre-launch Update

2018-12-10 Thread Joseph Seddon
, 2018 at 1:31 AM Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hey Everyone, > > I wanted to send a quick reminder that on Tuesday, 27th November, at 16:00 > UTC, we will launch our mobile and banner campaigns. We expect to run the > fundraising campaign on English Wikipedia in 6 countries: USA, Canada

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile fundraising ads

2018-11-30 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Molly, Thank you for your feedback, it is really appreciated. There are a fair few points you’ve raised so I will do my best cover them all. For some background, mobile fundraising is vitally important. Desktop page views have been in decline for the past 2-3 years from 4.36 billion (Oct

Re: [Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Launch - Tues 28th November

2018-11-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
Minor correction! The date should have read: Tuesday 27th November :) Many Thanks Seddon On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 12:36 AM Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hey all! > > I wanted to send a quick reminder that our English language fundraiser is > officially launching tomorrow afternoon (

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising: Pre-launch Update

2018-11-26 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Everyone, I wanted to send a quick reminder that on Tuesday, 27th November, at 16:00 UTC, we will launch our mobile and banner campaigns. We expect to run the fundraising campaign on English Wikipedia in 6 countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. You may notice some

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

2018-11-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
"That hasn't been the case in the past when campaign goals are met." The fundraising team has actively sought to reduce the impact that raising donations has on readers. We covered this in a blog last year about the 2016 fundraiser: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/10/03/fundraising-banner-limit/

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

2018-11-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Pine, I appreciate and understand your feedback about this subject line. For some time we have been trying to find an alternative subject line to -/This is a little awkward/-. That line works and works very well but we have found it very difficult to effectively translate and adapt into

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

2018-11-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, The Wikimedia Foundation does not hold cryptocurrency in Bitcoin. Whilst we do accept bitcoin donations, this is currently done indirectly via BitPay which converts from Bitcoin/Bitcash to Dollars prior to receipt. This is documented on our Ways to Give page:

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - October 2018

2018-10-25 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey All The end of the year is extremely productive, rewarding and very busy for the Wikimedia Fundraising team with fundraising occurring in 14 countries and 4 languages. Just a quick update on our fundraising activities. ===Online Fundraising=== - We were originally scheduled to run a

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

2018-10-09 Thread Joseph Seddon
7 countries = the 6 mentioned + Brazil :D Seddon On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 11:24 AM Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hey all, > > Coffee is always controversial when it comes to fundraising. I can assure > you that my team constantly works to try to ensure that these lines are > appropria

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

2018-10-09 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, Coffee is always controversial when it comes to fundraising. I can assure you that my team constantly works to try to ensure that these lines are appropriate. Our biggest challenge has always been that this line has long been extremely effective. Looking back through our banners, it

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

2018-10-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
Amir, I'd refer to my previous email relating to the three high GDP Asian countries. Definitely has potential but no silver bullet. Seddon On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 9:15 PM Amir Sarabadani wrote: > It might sound naive but Singapore also has lots of potential. Please > correct me if I'm wrong.

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

2018-10-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Cornelius, I don't have specific numbers to hand but its safe to assume the majority do. Regards Seddon ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and

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

2018-10-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
ope... > and cannot be defined like a "poor" country. I Think that the same is valid > also for East Asia. > > No it's not simple to compare but the amount donated in Asia is really > small. > > Kind regards > > > On Mon, 1 Oct 2018, 15:21 Joseph Seddon, wrote:

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

2018-10-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
Correction: Our readership in Macao, QATAR and Singapore; is a fraction of that of the United States. (specifically 1.4% of the USA: Percentage remails effectively unchanged). Seddon On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 2:17 PM Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hey Illario. > > It is not as simple

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

2018-10-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Illario. It is not as simple to simply that the contribution from Asia should be 10 times bigger. It is not just about GDP. Our readership from the three countries in the top 10: Macao, Oman and Singapore; is a fraction of that of the United States. (specifically 1.4% of the USA). Do not

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

2018-09-30 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Pine! The potential for growth in fundraising in the various geographic locations is limited by a huge number of factors limited but not including: Population size, Per capita GDP/Purchasing power parity, Disposable income, Internet penetration rates, Wikimedia project penetration rates,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Spending per continent

2018-09-30 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Gerard. I don't know of one, but documenting that is outside of the Fundraising teams responsibilities and outside the focus of this report. I've started a new thread for any further queries relating to this. Regards Seddon On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 9:19 PM Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Proposals to Host Wikimania in 2020

2018-09-07 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hello Ellie, Is Wikimania still on its programme of "1 EU/US Wikimania" followed by an "Away Wikimania"? Seddon On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 11:44 PM Ellie Young wrote: > The Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia Foundation are seeking > expressions of interest from interested parties for >

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

2018-06-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hi James. Your suggestion is noted but there are lot's of things that we want to do 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

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

2018-05-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
"I am unaware of any laws which would prohibit WMF from publishing the entirety of executives' compensation details including their employment contracts, severance agreements, and the circumstances in which their departures happen." Pine, I often appreciate your view and input on a range of

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

2018-04-25 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Anthony, Apologies for the delay on this. To the best of our knowledge, this ad isn't being run by the Wikimedia Foundation nor any vendor of the Wikimedia Foundation. Regards Seddon On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 7:12 AM, Anthony Cole wrote: > That Google ad (describing

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

2018-04-16 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Anthony. These emails came in on a weekend and today is a WMF holiday so I suspect it'll be another 24 hours or so before a response will get to you :) Regards Seddon On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 1:15 AM, Philippe Beaudette wrote: > I suspect that the ad in question is

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

2018-03-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
That's a completely different and unrelated issue to the thread YOU stated. Whilst I'm impressed at your willingness to hijack your own thread to refer to a completely unrelated topic after only one response, it is unsurprising and I'm personally bored of it. Please stick to the topic at hand or

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

2018-03-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
I don't think it's particularly user/design friendly Seddon On Wed, 7 Mar 2018, 16:22 James Salsman, wrote: > I wanted to share this because it's pertinent to issues with large > companies using our information without complying with the license > terms: > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2018-02-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
The question is, does it need a successor? Seddon On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM, Pine W wrote: > For some time there have been periodic mentions of the idea of moving > Wikimedia-l to Discourse. [0] > > I am considering establishing a Discourse installation myself and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2018-01-24 Thread Joseph Seddon
This conversation started in the middle of the Christmas break following which I suspect many staff took extended holidays, most departments are in the middle annual planning and this week WMF are gathering for their annual all hands meetings. So lets firtst consider the fact that senior legal

[Wikimedia-l] Final 2017 Brief Update - Fundraising

2017-12-30 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, For those heavy users of the English Wikipedia, you'll have noticed its been quiet on the banner front over the last week or so. This was to give the team a much needed and appreciated break over the Christmas period. We'll be doing a final push over the next 24 hours and we will be

[Wikimedia-l] English Fundraising Week Beginning Update

2017-12-04 Thread Joseph Seddon
==TODAY’S ASK == Today we are going to be testing a banner with a community quote included alongside the main appeal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple?banner=robin_20171201_dsk_lg_guardian_rosie=1=US This quote originated from a fundraising interview of Rosie Stevenson-Goodknight conducted

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising - End Week Update

2017-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
==REALLY IMPORTANT ASK== Before updating you on our first week. I have and ask We need your help. We've had some really close results with some of our best messages in banners recently. Rather than the fundraising team making the decision what to do, we would like the community to help us

[Wikimedia-l] Day 1 Update - Fundraising

2017-11-28 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all! Just a very brief update! ***We are live!*** Banners went up at 1600UTC. It's been 7ish hours and so far things are ticking over nicely! ***A blog!*** Lisa Gruwell and Megan Hernandez have written a blog post announcing the launch of the campaign and why every donation to Wikipedia is

[Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Launch - Tues 28th November

2017-11-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all! I wanted to send a quick reminder that our English language fundraiser is officially launching tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 28th November, at 16.00 UTC) with some final systems tests running between now and then. ---Banners and Ideas--- You can see the all of our current most effective

Re: [Wikimedia-l] non-technical community wish: Invitational essay authorship contest

2017-11-21 Thread Joseph Seddon
How is this relevant to wikimedia-l? Seddon On 21 Nov 2017 09:28, "James Salsman" wrote: > I offer $50 USD first prize and $25 for the runner-up for the best > twelve paragraph essay on the topic of whether college students are > likely to pay more in income taxes over

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - English Wikipedia Fundraising

2017-11-06 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all! Just a quick update and heads up on our upcoming fundraising activities. This quarter marks an exciting time for the Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising team as we run our English fundraiser, the largest campaign of the year. As with previous years, that means running banners on English

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-24 Thread Joseph Seddon
The conference was born from the old affiliate model but that is not representative of where we are now and for all its flaws and advantages, the affiliate model has become very different. Affiliates in some cases really do represent, projects, languages and topics to varying degrees. In some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The other side of the crisis at WMFR

2017-10-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
I must echo Lodewijk's words. Washing dirty linen in public is beneficial to no one and damages everyone involved including those making the accusations. There will be and are lessons to be learned but right now there is a huge chilling effect from the presence of lawyers on many sides and there

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMFR financials, 1.2 mio budget, team of 15 FTE

2017-10-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
I believe that the 1.2million reflected Wikimedia France expenditure for the previous financial year. I suspect the staff numbers are simply out of date. Seddon On 14 Oct 2017 12:23, "rupert THURNER" wrote: > the linkedin page of emeric says that WMFR has 1.2 Mio Eur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
Based on your definition of community does that mean that mediawiki developers are not part of the Wikimedia community? Are people who volunteer in the real world or teachers who incorporate Wikipedia into their classes not part of the Wikimedia community? Members of staff of GLAM institutions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CentralNotice help for Wikimedia Conference Russia / Oct.14-15

2017-09-26 Thread Joseph Seddon
e Russia in Moscow, Oct.14-15? > > At Montreal meeting with WMF staff (James Baldwin, Jaime Villagomez, > Winifred Olliff, Stephen LaPorte & Charles M. Roslof), it was said Mr. > Joseph Seddon would be the person to ask for help, but I got no reply to my > Sept.19 email. > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners for logged-in users (was:How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?)

2017-09-12 Thread Joseph Seddon
say but I am constantly logged in and do see fundraising > banners every year. > > Each time when it was announced fundraising banners would come, I have seen > them logged in, in multiple countries. > > Romaine > > > Op dinsdag 5 september 2017 heeft Joseph Seddon <jsed...

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
logged in for a while. > > > > Best, > > Lodewijk > > > > On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM, David Emrany <david.emr...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > >> a) This is incorrect > >> b) how many years would "for several years" enc

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners for logged-in users (was:How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?)

2017-09-05 Thread Joseph Seddon
gone wrong start reaching levels of sigma that not even I would attempt to claim :P Regards Seddon On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Strainu <strain...@gmail.com> wrote: > Changing subject, the other thread is about something totally different. > > 2017-09-05 14:38 GMT+03:00 Jose

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-05 Thread Joseph Seddon
WMF hasn't shown fundraising banners to logged in users for several years. Regards Seddon On 5 Sep 2017 08:33, "Lodewijk" wrote: > Hey Ori, > > I like the creative thinking :) For the fundraising that could indeed work > well (although I have no numbers on what

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-24 Thread Joseph Seddon
whether this is the > sort of behaviour that she expects you to exhibit in a public forum. > > Reginald > > On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Real identity does not equal real-life identity. You can mask your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Real identity does not equal real-life identity. You can mask your pseudonymous identity and pose as a third party similarly pseudonymous individual. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet) Seddon ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Rogol you yet again misrepresent what has been stated. Seddon On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 5:26 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > One proposal involves posters being asked to verify their real-life > identity to the list moderators. Perhaps the moderators will supplement > that

[Wikimedia-l] New style banner - A heads up

2017-08-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Wikimedia-l Apologies for the short notice. I wanted to give you a heads up on a banner test that will soon be going live. We've been working on a new style of banner that is specifically designed to have the same native look and feel as the rest of the site and interface. It's intended to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advertizing Wikimania (youtube) livestreams on centralnotice

2017-08-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Lodewijk, Apologies for the delay. This is my second attempt at replying because my first response was just getting bogged down in detail. So I'm going to jump into the crux of the issues. Given the resources that goes into Wikimania I do personally think that we have an obligation to try

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding the endowment

2017-08-22 Thread Joseph Seddon
Rogol I don't understanding how you have interpreted this as a choice between community and stability. Could you explain? Seddon On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:08 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > Lisa > > Thanks anyway. Perhaps one of the members of the Board will comment, in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advertizing Wikimania (youtube) livestreams on centralnotice

2017-08-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
cise at the time i checked). I found the number of > views a bit contrary to the number of potential visualizations of > English WP sites. > > all the best, > /gheorghe > > > On 18.08.2017 19:41, Joseph Seddon wrote: > > Hey Lodewijk, > > > > Thanks fo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-22 Thread Joseph Seddon
Pine, Has there been a recent substantial discussion by the community surrounding promotional/biased editting paid or otherwise, which had an outcome resulting in a specific request for assistance or increased action by the WMF? If there hasn't, I do not see grounds for you to be expecting an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wikimania 2017 call for submissions

2017-04-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
REMINDER: Deadline for submitting presentations, panels, roundtables and workshops to Wikimania is *April 10*. You have TWO days remaining. The deadline for posters and birds-of-a-feather sessions remains *May 15*. Please see below for the call for submissions for Wikimania, and submit your

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