[Wikimedia-l] Announcing the WikiCite grant and eScholarship recipients

2020-10-22 Thread Liam Wyatt
donesian, and Portuguese. Please come and join us. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite/2020_Virtual_conference -- *Liam Wyatt [Wittylama]* WikiCite <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite> Program Manager & Okapi <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Okapi> Community Liai

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing two new WikiCite grant programs: Project & events, and e-scholarships

2020-08-20 Thread Liam Wyatt
letter (in advance) and/or participation certificate (afterwards) can also be provided. Liam Wyatt [Wittylama] -- Program Manager for WikiCite <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite> Wikimedia Foundation - WikiCite is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Wikimedia Foundation - [1] Ap

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Spaces and call for submissions for Wikimania 2019 Stockholm

2019-05-29 Thread Liam Wyatt
a workshop, presentation, poster... -- Liam / Wittylama, volunteer program chair & Eric Luth, WM-Sweden event coordinator On Thu, 2 May 2019 at 02:26, Liam Wyatt wrote: > Dear Wikimaniacs, Wikimedians, and friends of the Wikiverse! > > On behalf of the Wikimania 2019 Stockholm organ

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2019 Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

2019-05-24 Thread Liam Wyatt
Forwarding from Wikimania-l: -- Forwarded message - From: Isabel Cueva Date: Sat, 25 May 2019 at 01:33 Subject: Re: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2019 Early Bird Registration is Now Open! To: Great News! The Wikimania discount registration 'early bird' price period has been extended

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2019 Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

2019-05-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
Forwarding from Wikimania-l: Attention Everyone (and please spread the word): Early Bird Registration is now open for Wikimania 2019 on our Eventbrite page. This discount pricing ends on May 24th so don’t delay! Online

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Spaces and call for submissions for Wikimania 2019 Stockholm

2019-05-01 Thread Liam Wyatt
ormation that the Leaders of each Space have provided. Once again, the link to the list of all the accepted Spaces, each with its own submission form, is here: https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Submissions#Spaces Please feel free to share/forward this email. Sincerely, - Liam Wyatt (Volunte

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2018 Call for Submissions

2018-02-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
look forward to reading your submissions. Sincerely, *Program committee co-chairs Emna Mizouni, Felix Nartey, and Liam Wyatt.* ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Esra’a Al Shafei to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-12-01 Thread Liam Wyatt
Fantastic Wikimania keynote, fascinating addition to the board, fabulous addition to our community. Welcome. On Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at 22:28, Anna Stillwell wrote: > Welcome, Esra'a. Thank you for taking the time to serve. I look forward to > your contribution. > /a > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Gabriele Theren and Peter Dewald to the WMDE Board of Trustees

2017-11-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
200238 <+31%2030%20320%200238> > > mob. (+31) (0)6 31786379 <+31%206%2031786379> > > > > www.wikimedia.nl > > > > > > Mariaplaats 3 > > 3511 LH Utrecht > > > > 2017-11-30 14:35 GMT+01:00 Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com>: > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Gabriele Theren and Peter Dewald to the WMDE Board of Trustees

2017-11-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thank you for this information Tim, and welcome Peter, and Gabriele! I know that the boards of Wikimedia- Germany, France, UK and Netherlands have "appointed" seats (also known as "external" or "expert" seats), and so too does the WMF. I assume that the formal legal process for these are all

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

2017-09-12 Thread Liam Wyatt
For what it's worth - and this might explain some people's circumstances: I see many fundraising banners each year, even though I'm logged in, but the reason I see them is because I've clicked on a Wikipedia article link while using a third-party website (e.g. from Facebook, or twitter). In those

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Deutschland: Annual Report 2016

2017-06-06 Thread Liam Wyatt
This annual report, and the numbers in it, are indeed very cool :-) Congratulations. I just want to add a clarification about the membership numbers, since that is getting a lot of attention in this thread. Not because these numbers are incorrect, or bad, but that other Chapters might be feeling

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Foundation's commitment around our environmental impact

2017-03-29 Thread Liam Wyatt
Excellent news, thank you for this María and to the Board! And, thanks to those - especially Gnom/Lukas - who have been doing such a good job of raising awareness in the community, and documenting their progress, at [[Sustainability Initiative]] on Meta over many many months -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] don't run away from the mess we've made, fix it (Re: Concerns in general)

2017-01-27 Thread Liam Wyatt
What a coincidence! "longstanding, pervasive, counter-factual, systemic bias towards supply side trickle-down austerity libertarian objectivist economics" was the name of the band I saw last week at the local pub. They weren't very good though - I liked their earlier stuff. On Fri, 27 Jan 2017

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Pine W wrote: > > > There are times when highly threaded discussions on wiki are easier to > follow than large quantities of entangled mailing list posts, but that is > an exception, and in any case I follow the philosophy of trying to meet >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clarifications on 2014 Form 990

2016-06-07 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thank you for this comprehensive breakdown and effort to provide detailed responses to the various questions that have been asked here, and elsewhere. No-doubt there will be follow-up questions or requests for clarification, but I just wanted to say thanks to the team of people who evidently put

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-06-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Sunday, 5 June 2016, Greg Varnum wrote: > Sue served as a special advisor until May 31, 2016. Her pay included > compensation for her extended role during the ED transition, and to match > market rates for a role of this nature in organizations of similar size to > the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New GLAM-Wiki Role at Wikimedia Foundation

2016-05-21 Thread Liam Wyatt
ave been hindered by a lack of investment in > infrastructure and technology. > > WMF has been a great supporter of GLAM through grants and affiliate > support, but we can do more. We haven’t provided consistent global > connection, communication and support for GLAM-Wiki resources and t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Testing Update (Friday 6th May) - Hopefully the first of Many

2016-05-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thanks for the mention Seddon & Anna, tl;dr version: This is a test to see if readers are more likely to donate if the banner is more relevant to what they're reading. Thanks for testing this community-suggested fundraising idea - sign of a new era regardless of the results of the test! As some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Account of the events leading to James Heilman's removal

2016-05-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
There are several important issues that people have raised here already - notably the question of confidentiality of information; the question of the membership of this "task force"; and the question of whether the whistleblower process was effective/sufficient. However, I'd like to refer to this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] election for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees ends May 7...

2016-05-03 Thread Liam Wyatt
It seems like people are talking about two separate things at the same time: - Some people are taking about publishing *the votes* (either before, or after the election has finished) - Some people are talking about publishing *the list of who has voted* right now. It is this second thing that I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Oh the irony

2016-03-08 Thread Liam Wyatt
"Number 7: Dropping subtle hints. Dissatisfied employees sometimes drop physical or verbal hints that they're looking to make a change. What to do: Don't ignore the signs. Address them right away and ensure a constant channel of communication between you and your team." Much wise. Very insight.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Katy Love to direct WMF Resources team

2016-03-06 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 26 February 2016 at 16:54, Maggie Dennis wrote: > That said, the role Katy had previously filled will be an open new hire, > with opportunities for all to apply. It'll just take a little bit of time > to put the hiring packet together. > Following up on Maggie's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-23 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 23 February 2016 at 18:22, Todd Allen wrote: > So, five community elected seats, five filled by other means. No Founder > seat. If Jimmy wants to serve, he's of course welcome to run for a > community-elected seat, or seek appointment to one of the appointed seats. >

[Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Monday, 22 February 2016, Faidon Liambotis > wrote: > > What you did instead was to sent a community-wide email making it sound > like this was a carefully executed plan and the only reason people are > revolting is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-18 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 18 February 2016 at 09:04, ido ivri wrote: > If any APG-receiving affiliate conducted itself in such a non transparent, > dishonest manner and with lack of clear, timely communication with its > community and stakeholders, it would get seriously reprimanded by the >

[Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-12 Thread Liam Wyatt
This Grant document for a “Knowledge Engine by Wikipedia” is *specifically and overtly stating* that its purpose is to start work on an search engine as a rival for Google/Yahoo. That is the end goal of the project. Near near the bottom of page 10 it summarises the whole project as: "knowledge

[Wikimedia-l] Another goodbye

2016-02-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
Another day, another "big name" in the movement is leaving... So sad that it is coming to this. It has been an honour and a prividge working with you Siko. You've a pillar of integrity, insight and good-humour through so many different projects. As Hunter S Thomson wrote - "buy the ticket, take

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why take grants? (was: Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?)

2016-02-03 Thread Liam Wyatt
I wish to respond to this specific statement: On 3 February 2016 at 13:11, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > > When the WMF wants more funding, it can if it trusts its chapters. The > current funding model has chapters rely totally on the vagaries of the > funding committee.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Liam Wyatt
Congratulations María on your return to the Board - or commiserations depending on your perspective! Appointing María to the vacant seat is the best decision in the circumstances IMO. Not only does she come with strong "community seat" legitimacy as the person who came 'next' in the quite-recent

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ethics of launching Wikidata, vs. ethics of WMF plans for Wikidata

2016-01-26 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 26 January 2016 at 11:24, Magnus Manske wrote: > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 7:33 AM Pete Forsyth > wrote: > > > (Note: I'm creating a new thread which references several old ones; in > the > > most recent, "Profile of Magnus Manske," the

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-05 Thread Liam Wyatt
Congratulations to Kelly and Arnon in joining the wikiverse at this crucial time in our movement's existence. I hope their expertise - respectively in Finance and HR - will be able to be put to good use! However, I do have a concern about diversity... Both of these appointees are white Americans

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sick of the subject "(no subject)"

2015-12-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Friday, 4 December 2015, Chris Keating wrote: > Possibly now is the time to draw a line under this conversation, Perhaps it should be called a "subject line"? :-) ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner (again)

2015-12-03 Thread Liam Wyatt
TL;DR - we've reached "peak banner", how do we change the fundraising model to be about working smarter, not just pushing harder. This needs to be part of a broader process that involves strategic planning transparency, endowment discussions, editor-recruitment, etc. Not just about fullscreen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-11-27 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 27 November 2015 at 12:08, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > The Wikimedia movement has always had an important principle: that all > content should be traceable to a "reliable source". Throughout the first > decade of this movement and beyond, Wikimedia content has never been >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-27 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 27 November 2015 at 06:04, MZMcBride wrote: > I realize that the Funds Dissemination Committee is advisory, but I > thought it had been set up by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees > as "all large affiliate requests, including us," not "all large affiliate >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] upcoming milestones for Annual Plan Grants

2015-11-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
For those interested in seeing what the current round of Annual Plan Grant applications are proposing, I've created a table of the 11 applicants' documents and relevant reports: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Deliberations#Documents There's a lot of details

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q1 Fundraising Update

2015-10-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 9 October 2015 at 22:58, Megan Hernandez wrote: > All of these community suggestions remain in the banner. Another sentence > that was briefly tested on a small percentage of users about a year ago > that received negative community feedback was “If everyone reading

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising

2015-08-18 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Tuesday, 18 August 2015, attolippip attolip...@gmail.com wrote: Can we get the WMF comments about it publicly? The WMF Fundraising department asked me to submit my own comments and feedback from previous years that can be taken into account for the 2015-16 fundraiser at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in Engineering leadership

2015-07-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thank you for this announcement Lila. Good luck to Damon in his future endeavours; Good luck to the leadership of the engineering teams during this transition; And, good luck for recruiting the important CTO role soon! Sincerely, -Liam / Wittylama On Friday, 3 July 2015, Lila Tretikov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing staff changes at the WMF

2015-06-18 Thread Liam Wyatt
TL;DR - This is clearly a private personnel matter, but why is the WMF being needlessly secretive about its own official statement? I became aware that this account had been locked too. And was, naturally enough, very curious what it meant. Although this statement above by James is diplomatically

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
And the award for for the first negative comment on this thread that is designed to be about things going right goes to Trilliam. Congratulations on being the official party pooper of Wikimedia-l. There will be cake tomorrow. To return to nice things, and in response to the previous message by A

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] GLAM Mailing lists

2015-06-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
I'm guessing that he's referring to the attendees of a GLAM meeting that was held in Paris a few months ago and is comprehensively documented on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_European_GLAMwiki_Coordinators_meeting Yesterday, I asked the ~15 attendees of that meeting a followup

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16

2015-05-28 Thread Liam Wyatt
This draft WMF annual plan was first published on Meta on the 25th.[1] It was then announced by the mailing list late on the 26th. Yet the document itself says, The comment period for this version will close May 29, 2015. This gives approximately 3 days to engage in community consultation on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing Inspire Campaign Grantees

2015-05-01 Thread Liam Wyatt
Congratulations on bringing to the surface these 16 project ideas! I'm looking forward to seeing how these specific projects go, and also to seeing if they can become replicable models for future activities and help solve the broad gender-gap problem. When the inspire campaign was first announced

Re: [Wikimedia-l] EU copyright rules are maladapted to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange on the web

2015-03-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Wednesday, 4 March 2015, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: Lacking a dedicated mailing list for keeping up with the work of our lobbyists, Wikimedia-l sounds like the next best thing. That would be the advocacy advisors list: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/advocacy_advisors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
Speaking of changes to the timestamps and UTC... Whatever happened to this change that was announced in 2012? http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/07/06/wikipedia-revision-history-experiment/ Something like this now happens on the Mobile view, but I thought this experiment (as described in the WMF blog)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: A new structure for WMF Community Engagement

2015-02-20 Thread Liam Wyatt
It is indeed sad news that we wake up to this morning, reading that Anasuya will be leaving us! I wish you the best, and a speedy and full recovery. I think I still owe you a beer from London :-) On the other hand, it is very interesting and positive to read that three excellent WMF-ers are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Education Extension

2015-02-03 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 3 February 2015 at 10:23, Fabian Tompsett fabian.tomps...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: We need an extension where users easily can form groups (namespace Groups: or something, used by an extension), where they easily can see the recent changes of edits of group members only Not precisely

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF 2014 Annual report

2015-01-22 Thread Liam Wyatt
If you look at the Wiki version here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2013-14 The very first line says: This report is a work in progress, you are welcome to translate but there will be some updates and additions during the next few days. Thank you! It is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing WikiProject X

2015-01-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
By the way Q5869386 is really rather funny. For some reason your bots think that [[History of the English penny (1066–1154)]] is equivalent to [[History of the English penny]]. -- geni I am now slightly more educated than I was this morning on the topic of the history of English

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2015-01-12 Thread Liam Wyatt
*TL;DR summary: I don't want the discussion about fundraising principles to be forgotten for another year until we do the whole thing again in 11 months... We need to finish the discussion about whether it is acceptable for all other values to be made secondary to the goal of maximising

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why WMF should reconsider the 3-month gender gap project-related decision

2015-01-08 Thread Liam Wyatt
As this thread demonstrates, what discussions about the massive gender imbalance in Wikimedia editorship need is more men discussing why it might or might not be important. /sarcasm -- wittylama.com Peace, love metadata ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-07 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 7 January 2015 at 00:06, Siko Bouterse sboute...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:17 PM, MF-Warburg mfwarb...@googlemail.com wrote: Sorry if this was already answered and I overlooked it, but will there be something like a special form of advertising this campaign in order

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Our final email

2014-12-19 Thread Liam Wyatt
There are some valid differences of opinion being expressed about the cultural-linguistic appropriateness of the language used in the fundraising email. But these are tangential to the substantive issue I was attempting to raise. Ideally, Wikimedians should feeling empowered and excited to share

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia: #Edit2014

2014-12-18 Thread Liam Wyatt
Beautiful work :-) I especially appreciate the way you also subtly included our very own Adrianne Wadewitz. On Thursday, 18 December 2014, Victor Grigas vgri...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi everyone, I’m happy to share the first-ever Wikimedia year-in-review video, Wikipedia: #Edit2014.

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Our final email

2014-12-18 Thread Liam Wyatt
This email was sent by WMF fundraising today. I'm embarrassed. Read the email first, then I'll tell you why, below. *Da:* Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia don...@wikimedia.org *Data:* 17 December 2014 10:15:56 pm GMT+1 *A: [email address removed]* *Oggetto:* *Our final email* *Rispondi a:*

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-12 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 12 December 2014 at 10:59, Pipo Le Clown plecl...@gmail.com wrote: Vous savez quoi? Allez tous vous faire foutre. Just because you're writing in your native language of French doesn't mean that civility is optional - just as it should not be for native speakers of English. As *The Matrix

[Wikimedia-l] Community engagement - Product Survey

2014-12-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
This! https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)/Product_Surveys Thank you to the WMF Community Engagement team for trialling this new way of prioritising improvements to tools - by asking the community for some structured feedback. As the page says: The *Product Roadmap

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-03 Thread Liam Wyatt
Nicely put Martijn. Many a true word is spoken in jest. Dear WMF Fundraising team, please do not take this thread (or this email) as an attack on yourselves or the professionalism that you apply to your work. You should continue to take great personal pride in the crucial role you play to make

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WaPo Wikipedia's 'complicated; relationship with net neutrality

2014-12-01 Thread Liam Wyatt
I'm finding this highly principled conversation fascinating to read - I'm genuinely learning a lot about the different arguments (both philosophical and practical) used to support or critique Wikipedia Zero. What a diverse and highly informed group of people this list contains! :-) From my

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-11-27 Thread Liam Wyatt
*TL;DR - If you're going to change something, inform the people who will be affected before you change it!* Interestingly, I have a different understanding of the text when I read it - I find it to be a positive message and those words that you singled out have different tones depending on their

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-25 Thread Liam Wyatt
Excellently put Lodewijk. In an attempt to answer your question: I would like to ask for clarification the expectations of raising funds externally. In previous years, as has been mentioned earlier in this thread, it has been emphasised that the 'money raised in a country' should be considered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-25 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 25 November 2014 at 20:45, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Can you elaborate just a little on how you find them to be contradictory? If we assume, as I think is reasonable, that the first principle applies to funds raised by WMF and the second is directed at funds raised by individual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-11-24 Thread Liam Wyatt
Fun, fascinating and simple idea that is a really good example of innovative projects that can be run :-) Thanks for sharing. I think that this project, like the Wikimedia Norway Nobel Peace Prize announcement live-editathon a few months ago, show how Chapters and local groups can take advantage

[Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
This strikes me as yet another example of a WMF department forgetting to inform relevant stakeholders as soon as is appropriate, when decisions are made... In just the last few days, on this mailing list alone, there have been controversies on: - not telling chapters' treasurers that a team had

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2014-11-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 4 November 2014 20:49, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: I don't think this should be done by a formal group of representatives - in my experience committees aren't an amazing way of doing things like this. The team who have been put together seem to be bright

[Wikimedia-l] Chapters and GLAM tooling

2014-10-31 Thread Liam Wyatt
Hi Stéphane, I'm currently sitting in the plenary hall of the Europeana AGM in Prado Museum in Madrid and, quite literally, right now is the presentation is about the 2015 business plan. What the organisation will prioritise etc. etc. Therefore, it's a perfectly timed email to mention the

[Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2014-10-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
Interesting development. Probably a very good idea for transparency and good use of the movement's money, and consistency of reporting to make things comparable is a great goal. I especially think that for smaller chapters there is lots of value in having a dedicated contact person! But I find

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2014-10-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
. If this not the case, please let me know. Best regards, Garfield On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com javascript:; wrote: Interesting development. Probably a very good idea for transparency and good use of the movement's money, and consistency of reporting to make things

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Nobel Peace Prize announcement and editathon

2014-10-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
This is an excellent event idea, congratulations to Wikimedia Norway for organising it. It is also a brilliant example of how Chapters and other groups around the world can take responsability for topics that have particular local relevance to them, and take a leadership role in the worldwide

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot+Bot Acadeny

2014-09-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
Many years ago... on en.wp, RamBot created thousands and thousands of articles about towns and cities in the United States. Controversial at the time but ultimately successful in 'seeding' the content in exactly the way that Anders described. Whenever I go to do some New Pages Patrol on en.wp

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Lighter Side of the Movement

2014-09-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
The place that you are searching for exists. It is called Uncyclopedia: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page I'm sure your contributions would be most welcome over there. On 17 September 2014 07:17, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: Howdy all, One thing I've noticed in my short time

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Lighter Side of the Movement

2014-09-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
Surprising though it may be, many wikimedians enjoy... working on Wikimedia projects. They sometimes go out to the pub with each other and have fun in real life. But let us not confuse enjoyment with fun. Writing WP articles, uploading photos to Commons, transcribing wikisource articles, working

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Lighter Side of the Movement

2014-09-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
As all these ideas seem to be specifically focused on the English Wikipedia... Can I suggest that wikien-l might be more appropriate: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikien-l Or... the village dump on Uncyclopedia would work too http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Village_Dump

Re: [Wikimedia-l] add use of wikimetrics to my resume

2014-09-05 Thread Liam Wyatt
Note to self: Add Familiarity with dangers of the 'reply-all' and 'auto-complete address' functions in e-mail clients. ;-) -Liam On 5 September 2014 13:52, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Sorry, that was intended as a note to self. On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 4:51 AM, Pine W

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2014-09-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
I generally agree with your analysis Marc, notwithstanding that there is blame to share on all sides - not just users who point to broken edge cases. The (quite predictable) behaviour you mention is why I was quite fond of the way the usability initiative from several years ago (the team that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] editor retention initiatives

2014-08-26 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 26 August 2014 02:09, David Goodman dgge...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps the best way of doing this is the admittedly laborious method of personally communicating with new editors who seem promising and encouraging them and offering to help them continue. The key word in this is personally. It

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Asking Google to output Wikipedia citation format in Scholar

2014-08-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
Lodewijk: Yes indeed. The citation/footnote coding format for different language editions of Wikipedia is not the same, not to mention the other Wikimedia projects. I wonder if this is something that Wikidata could (eventually) handle? I have been hoping that one day all books (at least those with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bitcoin now accepted, but there are privacy concerns

2014-07-31 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 31 July 2014 16:17, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 31 July 2014 15:00, Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com wrote: In that case how would the Foundation tell if someone made a number of donations of under $1k that were declarable in aggregate? They couldn't, obviously.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New free research accounts available through The Wikipedia Library

2014-07-28 Thread Liam Wyatt
Congratulations Jake and the 'Wikipedia Library' team. This is a really cool project that just keeps growing. Thank you. On a tangential note: A while ago there was some discussion (not within your project but it is still of relevance) about whether it would be possible (and also whether it would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Europeana post on Wikimedia Commons large batch upload projects

2014-07-23 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thank you Fae for sharing this post (and for uploading those Photocrom images! People who want to see more or use them in WP articles can find them on Commons at Category:Photocrom prints collection https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photochrom_prints_collection) The GLAMwikiToolset

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapters and GLAM tooling

2014-06-26 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear Erik, (Also copying in the Cultural Partners and GLAMwiki Toolset mailing lists as Erik's email below is directly is related to them). Thank you for this email with the explicit invitation for groups in the Wikimedia movement to directly take responsibility for supporting the technology

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Chair of the Supervisory Board – the 14th WMDE General Assembly in retrospect

2014-05-28 Thread Liam Wyatt
Congratulations on your new role Tim. In all noise generated on this list by the bizzare detour into Wikipediocracy last week, I was surprised that the other major announcement - about the fundamental changes at WMDE (particularly regarding Pavel Richter) - were not discussed at all. For such a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fuck the community, who cares

2014-04-07 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Tuesday, 8 April 2014, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: What happened to the intelligent conversation that used to take place here? There used to be intelligent conversation on wikimedia-l? As I remember it foundation-l was always famous for a seemingly endless supply of controversy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-31 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 1 April 2014 16:22, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Sue Gardner wrote: For everyone: following up on Erik's e-mail, the WMF has done a postmortem of the Belfer situation, which I've just posted at the link from Erik above. Suffice to say here that we implemented the Belfer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-20 Thread Liam Wyatt
Myself and several other community members who are heavily involved in the development of 'Wikipedian in Residence' and GLAM-WIKI became aware of this project in early 2012, just before the job description was published. I will let them speak for themselves if they wish to weigh-in. But the TL;DR

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-12 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 13 February 2014 10:04, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 12 February 2014 21:16, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote: [...] Congratulations to Frank, but... The Wiki Education Foundation, a new nonprofit organization that supports the Wikipedia Education Program

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid editing v. paid advocacy (editing)

2014-01-08 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thank you very much for raising this distinction MZ. It's a very important one and, in the recriminations about this particular event, I would hate for the 'baby to get thrown out with the bathwater' by losing this distinction. -Liam / Wittylama wittylama.com Peace, love metadata On 9 January

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

2013-12-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
As a non-technical person on this list, I have no idea what you just said Lesile (and Tim, earlier in this thread) but I greatly enjoyed reading it! Keep up the good work :-) -Liam / Wittylama On Tuesday, 31 December 2013, Leslie Carr wrote: Oh man --- The trolling here is amazing!!! First

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Liam Wyatt
With regards to getting access to closed journals... I'm now working for the National Library of Australia and we offer free, at home, access to JSTOR and MANY other restricted access databases to any Australian, if they get a free library card. [You can see the full list at the NLA eResources

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-22 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 23 July 2013 07:10, David Cuenca dacu...@gmail.com wrote: It seems there was a problem in what the definition of success is. For the WMF success was to deploy the VE according to the plan and budget and to reach certain usage percentage. For the community it was a different kind of metric,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

2013-06-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
Now THIS is seriously clever! Well done WMCH - that is a truly innovative way to provide access to knowledge to a community who is often forgotten. Can you link to the press release here, please? -Liam / Wittylama wittylama.com Peace, love metadata On 17 June 2013 14:15, Charles Andrès

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with support of bots)

2013-06-16 Thread Liam Wyatt
grattis mina kompisar! *Jag känner en bott, hon heter Lsjbot, Lsjbot heter hon...* It looks like Polish will be the next to hit the symbolic number: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias#100_000.2B_articles wittylama.com Peace, love metadata On 16 June 2013 22:39, Tonmoy Khan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
Perhaps we as individuals, or the WMF as an organisation, might also like to sign up to Mozilla's campaign stopwatching.us? Blogpost - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/06/11/stopwatching-us-mozilla-launches-massive-campaign-on-digital-surveillance/ Website - https://optin.stopwatching.us/ I

[Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
This is a simple question with a potentially very complicated answer. What, if any, are the implications of the PRISM scandal for Wikimedia? Does the fact that our servers are based in the US now compromise our mission either in a technical, privacy or an ethical sense? - Liam / Wittylama

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Recognition of Amical Wikimedia

2013-06-06 Thread Liam Wyatt
Agreed with what others have said - this is great news! Many of us know what a longstanding issue this has been - how to recognise and support the excellent work of the Catalan community in a way that fits within our structures. There have been many years of sometimes controversial debates about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-06-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
Very eloquently put Denny. I think your point is very well made that independently of what we as individuals think about the legal Trademark merits of this particular case, or the community processes of choosing a logo, the point remains that our fighting this would not help to serve the mission

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are there plans for interactions between wikidata and wiktionaries ?

2013-03-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Tuesday, 12 March 2013, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Gerard Meijssen, 11/03/2013 17:51: PS as to restricting the world... we do not allow people to state that Julius Caesar is a contemporary of Napoleon Bonaparte in Wikipedia either do we ? I'm quite sure we do. Nemo To clarify for

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Legal Blog Post: WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns

2013-03-08 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thanks for posting a definitive answer on this topic - it is good to get clear instructions about this longstanding question, even if I don't personally agree with the outcome. However, I would like to take issue with part of this blogpost: will continue to allow

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