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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

2017-03-07 Thread Joseph Seddon
And define "associated with". George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President is 8th cousin to Bill Gates for example (apparently) Seddon On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > Could anyone name major donors or consultants to the Wikimedia Foundation > who are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the Code of Conduct in force?

2017-03-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
This list is *a* community but it certainly does not constitute The Community™ nor are we the community affected by this code of conduct. I suggest raising this in venues appropriate to the particular community in question, in this case the technical community. Before bringing this topic here it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hi James. You can find out more about the Endowment here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Endowment Seddon On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:54 PM, James Salsman wrote: > The statements Yair quoted are appropriate unless you believe > "empower" in the Foundation's Mission

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 35 year copyright termination

2017-02-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
There goes my hopes of my pension. Seddon On 28 Feb 2017 05:57, "Michael Snow" wrote: > On 2/27/2017 9:24 PM, James Salsman wrote: > >> ... provide a little more context for this thread >>> >> Beginning in 2036, Wikipedia editors will obtain the right to demand >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 35 year copyright termination

2017-02-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
I'm really sorry James... I suspect it may be the fog of my mind brought on by nighttime, but would it at all be possible for you to provide a little more context for this thread. :) Seddon On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 5:11 AM, James Salsman wrote: > This came up the other day

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Draft Code of Conduct for Technical Spaces

2017-02-26 Thread Joseph Seddon
I would like to also point out a central notice banner was displayed on Mediawiki.org to logged in users. Seddon On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 2:28 AM, Gergő Tisza wrote: > On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 4:44 PM, Adrian Raddatz > wrote: > > > A lack of other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2017 Wikimania Scholarships

2017-02-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
When you say "designed for 2016 Wikimania" what do you mean? Going through both of those for me seem to send me to a form referencing 2017. Do you have a screenshot of what you are seeing? Seddon On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Fæ wrote: > The link given in the email

Re: [Wikimedia-l] banner proposals

2017-02-06 Thread Joseph Seddon
As someone who supports community central notice campaigns, I must point out that this list is not the appropriate venue for any discussion that aims to arrive at any decision relating to such a banner campaign and any thread here would in no way directly result in such action. There are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download#Where_do_I_get_it.3F Seddon On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:55 AM, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, > No they are not backed up outside the USA. I am not so sure there are off > line backups/ > Thanks, >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Exciting update about development of structured data on Commons

2017-01-10 Thread Joseph Seddon
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data/Development Of any use? Seddon On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 2:28 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > Dear Wes > > Thank you for yet another prompt response. It seems almost churlish to say > that unfortunately that is

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising - Social Media Update

2016-12-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
The Social Media team have been providing fantastic support of the English online fundraiser and we wanted to provide a quick update dedicated to that work. There were some cool images to go with but unfortunately our wikimedia-l mailman is dull and boring so here is a summary of their efforts: *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Early Update - Fundraising

2016-12-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
It's mostly the fact that it's a low priority dump, isn't maintained actively, some of the queries used to produce it are old and probably need updating and some of them are definitely broken (the refund sheet certainly is). It includes some major gifts donations (which we don't include in our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Seddon's Fundraising Question of the Day: Wikipedia in a media world

2016-12-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
ere going to be any published analysis of the WMF fundraising > questions? As the questions are targeted at members of this list, it > would be nice to post a link. > > I'm glad you have had lots of feedback from the exercise. > > Thanks, > Fae > > On 2 Decembe

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Store - Important Update

2016-12-07 Thread Joseph Seddon
As the year end approaches, here's a few important updates about the Wikipedia Store: Change in management: The Wikipedia Store project has moved under Michael Beattie [1] and his team of amazingly experienced donor support agents. Sandra Hust [2] will be the primary contact for internal orders,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Early Update - Fundraising

2016-12-07 Thread Joseph Seddon
> or will you go beyond the target as you did in the last two years? > > [1] > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/11/29/wikimedia- > foundation-annual-fundraiser/ > > On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:05 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Hell

[Wikimedia-l] Early Update - Fundraising

2016-12-06 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hello All! So originally we were going to send an update after the first two weeks but with so much going on and following feedback, I'll cover as much as I can in as brief a form as possible and more regularly than planned: - Banners limited: We have already begun limiting the number of

[Wikimedia-l] Seddon Fundraising Question of the Day #2

2016-12-05 Thread Joseph Seddon
We got some great responses from last friday's question and definitely some that we are going to test in our banner copy. So I will keep this format going for as long as people feel engaged. *Today's short answer question:* *Why is it important that everyone in the world have access to

[Wikimedia-l] Seddon's Fundraising Question of the Day: Wikipedia in a media world

2016-12-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
We are looking for ideas to build on the success of the fact matters series of banners based on the importance of wikipedia in the media world we live in today. Go to this form: https://goo.gl/forms/eOHRvlSeZVPwI3KJ3 Answer the question! There will be more. -- Seddon *Advancement Associate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are inline donor banners something we view as acceptable?

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
More than it represents a feasible concept that can be significantly improved upon. Reducing it's footprint, improving the look and feel so that it reduces its impact on the page. With regards to user appeals with photos: 1) They are notoriously difficult to be successful. We spent a whole year

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
I suggest is fundamentally different from the expert > (Jelly, who is indeed extraordinarily good at what he does, even if that > one campaign did not turn out to everybody's liking), and is a > fundamentally different kind of engagement, from what you mention at the > end of your messag

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are inline donor banners something we view as acceptable?

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
th the flow. > > > > In the future I would suggest that this kind of change should be > > communicated ahead of time, on this mailing list and elsewhere. (Unless I > > missed it, which would be my fault. > > > > Thanks, > > > > Pine > > > > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are inline donor banners something we view as acceptable?

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
ated ahead of time, on this mailing list and elsewhere. (Unless I > missed it, which would be my fault. > > Thanks, > > Pine > > > On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Hey Geni, > > > > So this i

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
t 5:25 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > > > Finally we didn't get any interest in our fundraising feedback and design > > sessions last week and the week before so they were put on hold, however > if > > there are individuals who a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are inline donor banners something we view as acceptable?

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Geni, So this is a style of banner that we have used on mobile over the last year. We have previously had good feedback about the mobile version with people feeling it was less obtrusive to the reader experience. This banner that you saw was one of our first attempts at seeing whether

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-11-28 Thread Joseph Seddon
to me and I would be happy to arrange a time with you. Many thanks Seddon On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 12:57 AM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hello! > > We are coming up to that time of year again with the launch of our English > fundraiser. Our E-mail camp

[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Community Feedback Sessions - Sign up

2016-11-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
Just a reminder that we are running community sessions relating to our online fundraising efforts over the next week. They will focus on new banner and email designs and new ideas for appeals. It's vital to get community input for the fundraiser since it ultimately represents our whole movement.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-11-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
/Fundraising/2016-17_Fundraising_ideas#Current_Banner_Mockups On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 12:59 AM, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote: > Joseph Seddon wrote: > >We are coming up to that time of year again with the launch of our English > >fundraiser. Our E-mail campaign is already und

[Wikimedia-l] Open commenting on WMF Seeking Additional Resources for Structured Data on Commons

2016-10-26 Thread Joseph Seddon
that potentially accelerates software development for both Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata if these resources should become available. We would like to invite you to participate in a conversation about the plan [2] and look forward to your comments and thoughts. -- Joseph Seddon & Alex Sti

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 - 2016 Fundraising Report just published

2016-10-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey both, Apologies for the delay in responding,I have been meaning to respond to this. Lucas: So one of the biggest changes in Latin American was that the fundraising tech team integrated a new payment processor to accept both local currency and payment methods in a number of Latin America

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for the admin of CentralNotice on meta

2016-10-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Florence, There are several central notice administrators but I'll get to your request asap :) Seddon On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 7:27 PM, Florence Devouard wrote: > Hello everyone > > I am looking for the admin of CentralNotice on meta. >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] GPS data shift

2016-10-04 Thread Joseph Seddon
So on this issue I currently only speak on the "bulk updating" issue and I would like to note that I do not speak for the discovery team who have the most focus on both geodata and Wikidata. However I do have a decent passing knowledge about this: This is a pretty complex issue compounded that

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