Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-21 Thread Mark Rousell
On 18/02/2019 11:04, David Cuenca Tudela wrote: > the current definition of knowledge by Wikimedia > projects is narrow-minded and does not fit the relationship with knowledge > that exists in other parts of the world. This sounds intriguing. Can you expand on it? -- Mar

Re: [Wikimedia-l] European Copyright Law

2018-09-14 Thread Mark Rousell
of any vote at all: London: Syed Kamall (Conservative) South East: Janice Atkinson (independent), Raymond Finch (UKIP) South West: Julia Reid (UKIP) (Total 4 no record of any vote at all) -- Mark Rousell ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] European Copyright Law

2018-09-14 Thread Mark Rousell
ttp://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/votes.html?tab=votes > -- Mark Rousell ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikim

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

2017-08-22 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Hi list members, The list admins (hereafter 'we', being Austin, Asaf, Shani and I, your humble narrator) regularly receive complaints about the frequent posters on this list, as well as about the unpleasant atmosphere some posters (some of them frequent) create. It is natural that frequent

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

2017-07-27 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Simon, could you clarify? Can you configure the device to give attribution? On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 5:56 PM, Simon Poole wrote: > > Maybe some fact checking before getting all upset would be a good idea? > > The blog post is a good story, but doesn't actually reflect how Alexa >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising pilot on Facebook

2017-06-29 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Hi Sam, Does this involve paying Facebook and Instagram? If so, how much is being allocated that part of this pilot? IIRC, at least Facebook has a separate program for non-profits, but they didnt offer ads for non-profits at reduced rates as part of that program. What targets have been set to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Tech Talk: Wikimedia Foundation Technology and Product Q Session #2

2017-05-09 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Sorry this email was held in moderation past its useful date. Srishti Sethi was somehow moderated, which has been rectified now. On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 11:05 PM, Srishti Sethi wrote: > REMINDER: This talk starts in 1 hour. > > On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 3:54 PM, Srishti Sethi

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

2017-03-02 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 11:49 AM, Peter Southwood wrote: > If the format was compiled before Trump was elected, then this argument is > either irrelevant or becomes that the foundation must avoid offending > politicians in power by changing public statements to be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-15 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Hi James, I agree these types of breakages, if unintentional and not regular, should be raised elsewhere first. Given Fae's reluctance to use private correspondence,... Is there a public wiki page which can be used to alert the relevant team to any future breakages, in the first instance? Or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Danveg, and reminder about people in distress

2017-01-04 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
I have made a small change the introduction to indicate the WMF has a important role in the management of the page content, but the WMF is not intended to be the sole author. I believe that is in line with James offer for the commuity to edit the page. On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 5:10 PM, rupert

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2016-11-15 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 11:37 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > Until we have better tech available, I want to assure you that I want to be > available, and apart from Meta, I gladly offer IRC or video conversations, > or other media, to whoever feels it may be useful (let's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] We appear have been partially blocked in France (probably accidentally)

2016-10-17 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:54 AM, geni wrote: > Apparently on the orders of the french government orange added us to > their blocked terrorist sites list. This did apparently have the fun > effect of DOS the government page people were redirected to, Source > (among others): >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A new Wikipedia fork: InfoGalactic

2016-10-10 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Ads on the horizon according to http://infogalactic.com/info/Infogalactic:Roadmap and https://infogalactic.com/info/Infogalactic:Advertising forks are hard... lots of bugs on https://infogalactic.com/info/Infogalactic:Bug_list_for_editors My first Special:Random result was ... a connection

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-21 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
I agree with Ben. It is worthwhile understand why existing chapters may not meet these criteria, especially if it is viable/active chapters that fail the criteria, rather than the few dormant chapters who also fail simpler criteria. I suspect these criteria, which are a good baseline, can be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FW: My final email

2016-08-17 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
What is https://www.pages04.net/ ? WMF has given them a copy of (a subset of..?) the donor email list, as this link has Peter's email address on the page: https://www.pages04.net/wikimedia/WMFUnsubscribe/Unsubscribe?spMailingID=52077018=Mzk5NjI0Mzk2ODUS1=OTgyOTg3MDUyS0=OTgyOTg3MDUyS0 If you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Slides and video of Wikimedia Foundation presentations at State of the Map US

2016-08-01 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, > A question that is very much under discussion is if presentations like > these deserve a place at Wikidata. Given the subject and the relevancy of > our current state of mind on subjects like these it makes

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

2016-06-28 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 10:09 AM, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 5 Jun 2016 05:19, "Greg Varnum" <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: >> >> >> John asked about filing and other fees paid by Jones Day, and if the fees >> were separa

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

2016-06-04 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On 5 Jun 2016 05:19, "Greg Varnum" wrote: > > > John asked about filing and other fees paid by Jones Day, and if the fees were separate from consulting costs. Unfortunately, we don’t have an easy, quick way to divide the Jones Day expenses into registration fees and

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

2016-05-25 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 6:31 AM, Gregory Varnum wrote: > Greetings, > > Thank you to everyone for your questions and thoughts regarding the Wikimedia > Foundation's Form 990. > > Regarding Lodewijk's first question about the legal services (totalling > US$1.7M) which were

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons Picture of the Year 2015 round 2 voting has started

2016-05-16 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 2:07 PM, Steinsplitter Wiki wrote: > As far i can see there are two volunteers listed at > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Social_media/Facebook , i talked > with Yann - it wasn't him. Umm, didnt we have a larger team of

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

2016-05-11 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 5:21 PM, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Gergő Tisza <gti...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Hi Fae, >> >> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>>

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

2016-05-11 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Gergő Tisza wrote: > Hi Fae, > > On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Fæ wrote: > >> Not tricky at all. There are *plenty* of other similar organizations >> that have elections for their trustees to their boards, including >>

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

2016-05-03 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:03 PM, Lane Rasberry wrote: >.. > For the next election (in three years) I will propose a change. I want it > to be easier for chapters to self-report their votes in a public way, if > they choose to do so. Even if the election is closed, enough

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-04-25 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On 26 Apr 2016 09:25, "Craig Franklin" wrote: > > I imagine that this is the email that Trillium is referring to, for those > who are just joining us: > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-February/082566.html > > Whether he means that he supported

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Gender gap on "classical" encyclopedias

2016-04-20 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Yes. That is SOP for studies about biographies and literature in general. On 20 Apr 2016 18:04, "Gerard Meijssen" wrote: > Hoi, > Given the existing number of articles and the gender gap in them, it is > unlikely that activities make much of a difference. I think that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Gender gap on "classical" encyclopedias

2016-04-20 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
A comparison against classical sports biographical works, focused on Australian sportspeople. http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:301142 On 20 Apr 2016 14:39, wrote: > Hi, as some of you may know, the Wikipedia gender indicator [1] tells us > how many articles are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Kenya - copyright infringement

2016-04-10 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
http://www.wikipedia.or.ke/ now has ads dancing around the screen, the donate link is gone, and the privacy policy and general disclaimer have been removed. It only has 107,391 articles according to special:statistics. On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Pine W wrote: > I took

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiwand

2016-03-31 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 7:24 PM, James Heilman wrote: > There output of our mainpage however is horrible > http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Main_Page On my LG L Bello 5.0" mobile phone it is worse than on desktop, with that large language selection box taking over all of the screen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-22 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:51 AM, Sam Klein <sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu> wrote: >.. > On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 12:07 PM, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> >> IIRC, there were several affiliates that were previously running a >> store,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-22 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:01 PM, Nathan wrote: > FWIW, it's clear that the trademark policy is intended to apply to users > other than the WMF. This is all a bit overblown, considering the tiny scale > of use and money involved. IIRC, there were several affiliates that were

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Case for Federation: Should Parts of WMF Be Spun Off?

2016-03-21 Thread Mark A. Hershberger
edia.org/p/MWF20160226/timeslider#959 [5] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/MWF20160318/timeslider#1334 [6] http://mwstake.org/mwstake/wiki/Event:30 -- Mark A. Hershberger NicheWork LLC 717-271-1084 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 7:34 PM, Ricordisamoa wrote: > Il 21/03/2016 13:14, Marc A. Pelletier ha scritto: >> >> On 2016-03-21 8:03 AM, Ricordisamoa wrote: >>> >>> As in [1] I'd like to know whether the use of Shopify is acceptable for a >>> FOSS-friendly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 5:28 PM, Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hey Florence, > > Regarding your first question the shop is Foundation owned and run but > hosted by Shopify, an e-commerce provider. [1] The orders are then sent to > our fulfillment partner, SWAGBOT. [2] That it is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] User interaction on Wikipedia --call for submissions

2016-03-15 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On 16 Mar 2016 07:07, "Moushira Elamrawy" wrote: > > Hello Fae, > > Ideation phase [0], is a term widely used in product and design context. > Now, I see your point around how volunteers who are not related to these > fields, might not be familiar with it. Possibly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate-selected Board seats update

2016-03-11 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Cristian Consonni wrote: > Il 11/Mar/2016 11:50, "Gordon Joly" ha scritto: >> Do Chapters have to ask their membership, or are they empowered to vote >> without going back to the members? > > Practices vary widely.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate-selected Board seats update

2016-03-10 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Hi Itzik, do you mean a proper secret ballot? On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 1:52 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel wrote: > Hi Chris, > > How and where the chapter will vote? > I offered to do it privately, in order to avoid current votes to influence > others chapters. > > Itzik >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-09 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 6:51 AM, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 4:42 PM, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> >> Are we still waiting for Jimmy to agree/reject to James' request to >> release an em

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-09 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 6:14 AM, Pete Forsyth wrote: > On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 10:35 AM, Jimmy Wales > wrote: >> >> I rejoined this list after a long absence, and I was immediately >> reminded why some people call it "drama-l" > > > Jimmy, if you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
The affiliates should be engaging their members and their broader ccommunit/stakeholders in this process, and to do that the members should have translated material to evaluate. -- John ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-05 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 9:58 AM, jytdog wrote: > Hi > > This is my first posting here. Sorry if I do anything wrong. > > I wanted to note here the following post from James Heilman: > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-February/082816.html > > And I guess

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediauk-l] Free as in beer

2016-02-29 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 10:19 PM, Richard Symonds wrote: > So... > > BrewDog, a Scotland-based "hipster brewery" - for want of a better phrase - > have just "open-sourced" their entire recipe collection. > > You can read more at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The reinstatement of James Heilman

2016-02-27 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
If the board can not back up Jimmy's assertion he has removed for cause, I am pretty confident the community will 'select' James again, just as soon as they are given an opportunity. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook marketing inside pt.wikipedia

2016-02-19 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Indonesian Wikipedia has used site notice to link to their Facebook group, Twitter, and Instagram for years. Their facebook page has 97,236 likes. https://www.facebook.com/id.wiki posts often get 100 likes compare with Wikimedia Commons page, with 2,793 likes, and posts usually attract < 10

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Elsevier?

2016-02-14 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Milos Rancic wrote: > On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:37 PM, Lodewijk > wrote: >> that is a perfectly fine opinion to hold, thanks for sharing. However, the >> WMF should, in my opinion, only make political statements

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reducing the net cost of Wikimania

2016-02-10 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 2:28 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel wrote: > If we want to talk about the cost of Wikimania it will be great if the WMF > and the local team will share the costs. > > Until now Wikimania London didn't published anything: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks, likes and progress on Wikimedia Discourse pilot

2016-02-07 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Lodewijk wrote: > Is there any progress on finding a mailing list that likes to be guinnea > pig (a.k.a. innovation leader) and try it out? I don't think it has to be > an alternative for this particular mailing list in this phase, any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Board-l] Fwd: WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-22 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 5:21 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: >.. > The identified mistakes/shortcomings of the whole process: > > 1. In the background check performed by the HR and the legal department we > have not had a specific PR check as an immanent part. While it sounds

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-20 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Marc A. Pelletier wrote: > On 2016-01-19 12:53 PM, Pine W wrote: >> >> The constitutional crisis that WMF created by using Superprotect to force >> Image VIewer on the communities [...] > > > ... except that this is not what happened. While

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal for New Project - Wikilore

2016-01-18 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
in regards to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikilore On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 2:55 AM, Johan Jönsson wrote: > 2016-01-18 16:37 GMT+01:00 Tanweer Morshed : >> Yeah, I do think the same as well. Wikisource is a good option for that. > > It could be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monetizing Wikimedia APIs

2016-01-18 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 2:38 AM, Isaac David wrote: > > Le lun. 18 janv. 2016 à 3:17, Andrea Zanni a > écrit : >> >> On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 9:59 AM, David Goodman wrote: >> >>> Nor am I concerned that our information

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning

2016-01-12 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
'On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 7:42 AM, Anna Stillwell wrote: > I like the idea of a strategic plan for the movement and one for the > Foundation. > I think that is a good idea. Also agree. I'd like to see strategic plan for the movement done first, and then one undertaken

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-10 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 12:44 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 7:51 PM, Fæ wrote: > >> On 11 January 2016 at 00:37, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: >> .. >> This does not make sense. The existing trustees are *entirely* >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Something

2016-01-03 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Something is covered in NDAs. -- John ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-31 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Can the board please very clearly state whether this removal was for cause, or not!? On 1 Jan 2016 12:03 am, "Patricio Lorente" wrote: > Thank you to everyone who responded to my email about the Board’s recent > decision. We recognize this is the Board's first removal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Surely there must be a board resolution that needs to be pubished regarding this? On 29 Dec 2015 9:44 am, "James Heilman" wrote: > On Dec 28th 2015 I was removed from the board of the Wikimedia Foundation. > Many thanks to all those who gave me their support during the last >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Nod. Found it. :/ https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:James_Heilman_Removal On 29 Dec 2015 1:21 pm, "Nathan" <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 9:17 PM, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Surely there

[Wikimedia-l] Wikidata training in Oceania, SE Asia (Was: Quality issues)

2015-12-20 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Gnangarra wrote: > This is going nowhere, one of the big issues is that there is a lack of > understanding on how WikiData works and whats it purpose is. > > > Wikimedia Australia solution is invest community money into bringing > someone who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2015-12-04 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 3:25 PM, James Heilman wrote: > 1) Yes everyone realizes that using a non free image in our fundraising > banners is not okay. It was a mistake. These things happen and we correct > them. Funny how the first response from a WMF employee was that they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A moderator's Pleas

2015-12-03 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 8:35 PM, Richard Ames wrote: > All - > > Please use a new subject line when introducing a new topic. Please start > the thread with a new message (not a reply) to > wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org My apologies. I have no idea how my email became a new

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2015-12-03 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
"On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 6:29 AM, Lisa Gruwell wrote: > We agree with you that WMF fundraising should not use stock photography. > This was a mistake by a designer. We specify in our contracts with outside > designers that the images used should be custom artwork that WMF

[Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2015-12-02 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
"On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 6:14 PM, K. Peachey wrote: > I might have missed it, but I can't see any attribution for the image… as I > doubt it will be a click through to the file page. I couldnt find the image in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Cups_of_black_coffee

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

2015-12-02 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On 3 Dec 2015 10:25 am, "Craig Franklin" wrote: > > On 2 December 2015 at 16:37, MZMcBride wrote: > > > Sadly, other sites can be more obnoxious. Some sites have interstitial > > advertisements that include auto-playing video. The Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] In Solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-hub

2015-12-01 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 7:13 PM, Andrea Zanni wrote: > I don't really mind WMF working with closed-access publishers, if that > works. > What I think is that we don't put the same effort indoing something with > the openaccess world: all the initiatives I know are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] In Solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-hub

2015-11-30 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 1:32 PM, Milos Rancic wrote: > May we actually stop having anything with these pest? > > http://custodians.online/ I dont believe we can stop using closed access journals, as that would reduce the quality of our projects, but we can use links to them as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Redirect blog.wikipedia.org to the Wikimedia Blog

2015-11-28 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Why? I would prefer not, as I like the project domains to be kept clean, and I suspect it would (by effect if not intent) be abusing 'wikipedia's name to push meta content higher up in the results. Project domains should be used for that project only, so IMO it would only be appropriate to host

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Celebrating Parisian culture and libertarianism

2015-11-15 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 11:17 PM, Gnangarra wrote: > Not sure we should be making such a link as the events in Paris are not > about Islam just as the actions of the women in Kentucky was not a > reflection of Christianity. Paris is not the only place its unfortunately > its

Re: [Wikimedia-l] help needed - Arkansas

2015-10-14 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 5:40 AM, Keegan Peterzell wrote: > (If you don't have userinfo.js [0] in your global .js, I highly recommend > it) > > 0. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:PleaseStand/userinfo.js IMO this should be a standard gadget available for all wikis. --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] help needed - Arkansas

2015-10-14 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
I randomly clicked user pages in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_in_Arkansas and found many 5,000+ currently editing Wikipedians, and one 40,000+ editor. Sounds like hitting user_talk pages might be a better approach to finding suitable Wikipedians. On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-06 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 6:17 AM, Gregory Varnum wrote: > Given that enWP alone has 123,540 active editors as of this morning,[1] it’s > not exactly a stretch… What percentage of those are credible stakeholders in Wikimania? How many are going to be eligible for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Collaboration team reprioritization

2015-09-04 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 12:37 PM, MZMcBride wrote: > Amir E. Aharoni wrote: >>Much more importantly, Flow very much does cover basic talk pages. You can >>write a title and an OP and get people to reply. This has been working for >>many months already. This is my definition of

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

2015-08-20 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Would it be possible for the WLM banner to show on the Main Page only during 8-22 September, with the fundraising banner on every other page? -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CAPTCHA issues discouraging new editors

2015-06-19 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 12:22 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: [I'm posting this here because although the experiences described relate to en.WP, I'm sure it applies to other projects as well] I have trained over 100 people to edit Wikipedia this year; in around a dozen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] SUL finalization update (no, for real this time)

2015-03-17 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 7:07 AM, Keegan Peterzell kpeterz...@wikimedia.org wrote: ... All accounts that will be affected by this will be contacted on their talk page within the next couple of days.[4] All local wikis also have a publicly listed database of users who will be renamed, available

Re: [Wikimedia-l] SUL finalization update (no, for real this time)

2015-03-17 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 4:24 PM, Legoktm legoktm.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: On 03/17/2015 09:54 PM, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 7:07 AM, Keegan Peterzell kpeterz...@wikimedia.org wrote: ... All accounts that will be affected by this will be contacted on their talk

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

2015-03-10 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On 01/01/2014 9:11 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: John Vandenberg, 30/12/2013 08:10: Are the Wikimedia transit links encrypted, especially for database replication? MySQL has replication over SSL, so I assume the answer is Yes. If not, is this necessary or useful, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bye

2015-02-24 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
When was odder put on moderation, and what for? On 24 Feb 2015 14:49, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: John Mark Vandenberg, 23/02/2015 21:59: Which email ? the crowdfunding email? Yes, because odder is in moderation (like many others, it seems). Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Works which can't be freely licensed

2015-02-23 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:23 PM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: But, my initial point was: Am I missing something? Would there be any reason why such grammar would have sense without ND clause? Milos, Could we not import these works onto Wikisource in original format,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Works which can't be freely licensed

2015-02-23 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:46 PM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: But since Milos asked: In Wikisource changing the original is indeed vandalism, but somebody must notice that it's vandalism. AFAIK Wikisource doesn't have a proper way to authenticate that the document is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Works which can't be freely licensed

2015-02-23 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 6:51 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: Which, actually, reminds me that we definitely need a non-free repository. For example, we could get that grammar to be quoted in whole, but there is no sense to change it. But, my initial point was: Am I missing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Love on the wikis

2015-02-14 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 4:13 AM, Emily Blanchard eblanch...@wikimedia.org wrote: Thanks Fabrice! This is pure sweetness. St. Valentine's Day comes but once a year! Actually ... It is celebrated at different times in the year, in various parts of the world. And the Eastern Orthodox Church

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Report from the Wikimedia Foundation

2015-01-29 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
https://annual.wikimedia.org/2014/#editcounterinfo says The edit counter is a live count of all edits across all databases in Wikimedia’s servers. How does it work? Every five minutes or so, the system queries the databases in the Wikimedia cluster for the sum total of all edits on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation global ban policy

2015-01-19 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Hi. Within the past week, Philippe has posted the Wikimedia Foundation's global ban policy: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Global_Ban_Policy. Raised it on the WMF board noticeboard, as I would expect they develop

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulations to MediaWiki Farmers User Group for being approved as a Wikimedia User Group

2015-01-18 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
*sigh* I was hoping the farmers had united but good luck to the virtual farmers of ~85% men On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: Greetings, Please join the Affiliations Committee in congratulating the MediaWiki Farmers User Group on their

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-12 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 2:21 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi, This problem is not new. It is not as if the Commons community is not aware of this perception. The perception that there might be a situation where someone is sued is not necessary shared by lawyers. They

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-11 Thread Mark
difficult to predict. -Mark ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ

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

2014-12-08 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Comparisons to PBS/TV are not a useful pro-Wikipedia Zero argument, as the TV network model is itself a convincing argument effectively used by the pro-net-neutrality people as a worst case outcome of eroding net neutrality - most people agree we need to avoid the Internet descending to a TV

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner interfering with Google results

2014-12-07 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 5:43 PM, Nick Birse w...@nbir.se wrote: Russavia asked me to check this to confirm it wasn't just him or his regional Google setup, and it's both correct and looking into it further it's hitting every single page on Wikipedia that Google has indexed. If you search for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner interfering with Google results

2014-12-07 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks John for the link. I've made an edit to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushuaia_%E2%80%93_Malvinas_Argentinas_International_Airport as I've been told that Google will update text in their search results when

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

2014-12-04 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 04.12.2014 02:30, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 7:46 AM, svetlana svetl...@fastmail.com.au wrote: John Mark Vandenberg wrote: i.e. specifically asking previously highly productive

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

2014-12-04 Thread Mark
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-03 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 5:42 AM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: I would like to expose this more, maybe after this crunch. Just keep in mind that it takes time to anonymize and process -- a time that is otherwise spent on optimizing or collaborating. One bucket of resources, many

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

2014-12-03 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 7:46 AM, svetlana svetl...@fastmail.com.au wrote: John Mark Vandenberg wrote: i.e. specifically asking previously highly productive volunteers who have stopped contributing whether they feel the increase in funds has not resulted in their work being adequately

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Why does the questionnaire seemingly exclude the WMF? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Organizational_effectiveness/Tool/User_guide#Preparing_to_Take_the_Organizational_Effectiveness_Questionnaire If the WMF is one

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Organizational effectiveness tool (for Wikimedia organizations)

2014-12-02 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks Anasuya! That's quite a comprehensive survey but instructive to fill out. On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:46 AM, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: No, .. from the survey itself: Throughout, we use

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

2014-11-30 Thread Mark
by the ISP (in this case, Wikipedia is favored), which is precisely what net neutrality wishes to prohibit. -Mark ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

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

2014-11-30 Thread Mark
Wikipedia? That's already attempting to shape, via differential pricing, where online users get their information. -Mark ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Mark A. Hershberger
Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org writes: PS: Stakeholder's or Stakeholders? I did send Gregory an email shortly after he notified me that we were accepted when the problematic apostrophe was pointed out to me. We'd like to have the apostrophe removed, if possible. Mark. -- Mark A. Hershberger

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-12 Thread Mark A. Hershberger
Gregory Varnum writes: We have updated everything to reflect the correct spelling. Although it sounds like now you'd like no apostrophe? Yes. I apologize for the confusion and extra work. Mark. -- Mark A. Hershberger NicheWork LLC 717-271-1084

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia needs an IDE, not a WYSIWYG editor

2014-10-25 Thread Mark
as there is some format, the IDE can simply target that format. :-) I can imagine many ways the markup format could be better, so by all means let's improve it. But I can also imagine a lot of ways the situation could be worse— such as not having a markup format! Best, Mark

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia needs an IDE, not a WYSIWYG editor

2014-10-25 Thread Mark
. -Mark On 10/25/14, 9:46 PM, Amir E. Aharoni wrote: People Who Are Able to Edit Articles But Not to Code dismiss wiki syntax much more than I do. Most of them don't even bother to begin to understand it. The few who do are a rare exception. A wiki syntax IDE will not go a long way, as the article

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