Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Michael Peel
That the WMF *isn’t* a membership organisation already is rather weird. It may be specific to US organisations (in which case, references please), but it really isn’t normal on an international basis, nor within the Wikimedia movement (most/all affiliates have members). Having to provide legal

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

2020-09-30 Thread Michael Peel
… hence the existence of Wikimedia chapters? I suspect at least WMDE could take this on if it becomes necessary, although other chapters aren’t as technologically developed as I’d have liked to have seen. Thanks, Mike > On 30 Sep 2020, at 19:35, Steven Walling wrote: > > SJ hinted at a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Foundation and affiliates disclosing salaries on job ads & the effect of this on workplace equity

2020-09-11 Thread Michael Peel
This seems to be a restriction against employers asking for someone’s salary history, not against including the expected salary range in a job advert. Having occasionally looked at WMF job adverts, it’s always seemed odd to me that the salary ranges haven’t been mentioned at all (my occasional

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New essay on the ambiguity of NC licenses

2020-07-11 Thread Michael Peel
I remember reading Erik’s blog post a decade or so ago, which convinced me that -NC was useless due to its ambiguity - where exactly is the line drawn between what is commercial and what is not? I can’t find it now, but perhaps

[Wikimedia-l] 3,000,000 Wikidata Infoboxes in Commons categories

2020-06-21 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, We’ve just reached a milestone with the deployment of Wikidata Infoboxes in Wikimedia Commons categories: there are now over 3 million uses! [1] These infoboxes are completely multilingual, and they automatically expand as more information is added to Wikidata. (I think enwp has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Giving Commons a bigger public

2020-05-24 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Gerard, I mostly agree with you. However, I disagree with this: > This proof of concept is largely based on existing WMF functionality so it > takes very little for the Wikimedia Foundation to adopt the code, do it > properly particularly for the Internationalisation. Turning prototype code

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Giving Commons a bigger public

2020-05-24 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, It’s worth remembering that this functionality is built in to Commons, it’s just not as user-friendly. From the example below, if you put "haswbstatement:P180=Q191931” into the Commons searchbox, you will get the same results. Thanks to the structured data on commons project+team!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF political activism

2020-04-24 Thread Michael Peel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day is not the same as https://www.earthdaylive2020.org/ - but the link was to the latter. Thanks, Mike > On 24 Apr 2020, at 21:26, Robert Fernandez wrote: > > FFS who is against Earth Day? Every organization and company > probably mentions it or observes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] คุณมีความสุขกับอะไรในสัปดาห์นี้? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 19 April 2020)

2020-04-23 Thread Michael Peel
> On 23 Apr 2020, at 20:21, Pine W wrote: > > What’s making you happy this week? You are welcome to write in any > language. You are also welcome to start a WMYHTW thread next week. A few years ago, I took some photos of some abandoned and heavily-decayed trains in Paranapiacaba, an old

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brand Project: Who are we as a movement?

2020-04-15 Thread Michael Peel
I think it’s important to realise that there *is* a big issue here. How we want to be perceived and how we are actually perceived are *not* the same. We can argue about WMF vs. community as much as we want, but that won’t change reality. Please can we focus on how we solve the problem instead

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject COVID-19 (English Wikipedia) is started

2020-03-15 Thread Michael Peel
There was discussion at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category_talk:2019%E2%80%9320_COVID-19_pandemic_by_country_and_territory - I’m not sure where it was on enwp. It does seem

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brand Project: Who are we as a movement?

2020-03-13 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, I’m on the other side of things - I think it would be good to simplify our branding, and ‘Wikipedia’ is the obvious brand to go with. I’d love to see us talking about ‘Wikipedia Data’, and ‘Wikipedia Media, etc. (maybe with obvious cross-wiki tabs at the top of the projects!), without

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of APG and FDC?

2020-03-10 Thread Michael Peel
As I understand it, the FDC was basically suspended at the start of the movement strategy discussions, and hasn’t met since. The funding for affiliates was apparently maintained at a constant level during the suspension, and the future of the program depends on whatever the movement strategy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal

2020-03-07 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Dumi, This looks interesting, but I’m worried that the WMF is still trying to exclude itself from reporting its metrics. Will this new tool also make it easier for the WMF to post its reports? Thanks, Mike > On 6 Mar 2020, at 17:51, Dumisani Ndubane wrote: > > TL;DR: Launch of Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] SEEKING A WIKIPEDIAN IN RESIDENCE! (U.S.)

2020-02-26 Thread Michael Peel
> This position can only be based > remotely from the following states: CA, OR, OH, NV, NC, WA, WI, CO, MA, PA, > NY, HI, or MT. > > PLEASE APPLY! You might have a slight mismatch between the audience that reads this mailing list, and your rather arbitrary geographic location requirement.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps on Wikimedia Space

2020-02-18 Thread Michael Peel
> On 18 Feb 2020, at 19:53, Pharos wrote: > > On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 8:49 AM Samuel Klein wrote: > >> Phase V confirmed! -- I hope this means related features (a calendar + >> forum :) are getting included in mediawiki propre... >> >>  >> > > Indeed, it has been a mistake to keep

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fram en.wp office yearlock block

2019-06-12 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, I'm torn on this issue. I'm not a fan of Fram. Having been attacked by them in the past, I'm somewhat relieved to hear that they have been banned from enwp. I’m also dismayed by the poor response from the enwp community about this issue, particularly the inflammatory remarks and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Suspensions of affiliates

2018-09-19 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, As a daft question, why doesn’t affcom say to the affiliates something like "we won’t publish this, but if you want to, then please go ahead and do so yourself”? That way, it’s up to the affiliate to work out what works best in their culture/country/community and to go with that,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation website has soft launched!

2018-08-10 Thread Michael Peel
Huh? it’s already been live at https://wikimediafoundation.org/ for the last week or so - that’s not a “soft launch”, that’s a full launch (maybe without the trimmings). Should I repost the comments/bug reports I sent to wmfcc-l last week more publicly? Thanks, Mike > On 10 Aug 2018, at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France Governance review

2018-07-11 Thread Michael Peel
Nominally, the WMF is going to be the next Wikimedia organisation to do a governance review, as per: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_recommendations/2015-2016_round_2#Wikimedia_Foundation https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/2017-11-17,18,19#Governance_Review Thanks, Mike

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

2018-04-25 Thread Michael Peel
Maybe it’s by an affiliate (WMAU?). Presumably it has to be someone with permission to use the trademark, otherwise a request to google to turn it off should be made? Thanks, Mike > On 25 Apr 2018, at 05:54, Anthony Cole wrote: > > Thanks Joseph. How weird. > > On Wed,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] BabelNet is remixing Wikimedia content without following CC-By-SA terms

2018-04-11 Thread Michael Peel
They also appear to be using photos from Wikimedia Commons without paying attention to the license. I can find photos of mine that are CC-BY-SA-4.0 licensed that are being used without any metadata at all, let alone attribution and the correct CC license info… The same is also true for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikimedia Foundation's FY18-19 Annual Plan is on Meta-wiki

2018-03-29 Thread Michael Peel
Hi, This seems to be an increase of $15 million USD in the WMF’s budget, with a $0.2 USD million increase in the international Wikimedia budget (through grants to chapters and other affiliates). That goes against the movement direction of "As a social movement, we will focus our efforts on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Notification about problem identified with a recent CentralNotice banner

2018-03-16 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Gregory, Thank you and the WMF for sharing this information so quickly after the event. It’s regrettable that this happened, but openness is the best way forward here. The WMF is being exceptional both with spotting this kind of issue so quickly and being publicly open about the fact that

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

2017-12-01 Thread Michael Peel
Thank you, Esra’a, for volunteering! However, I’m very concerned by this: "P.S. Due to the nature of Esra’a’s work, sharing photos or videos of Esra’a may endanger her safety or the safety of others. To help ensure the privacy and safety of Esra’a and her colleagues, we are not sharing any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Day 1 Update - Fundraising

2017-11-28 Thread Michael Peel
Thank you to everyone that is working on this year’s fundraiser! Can I ask, which other Wikimedia organisations aside from the WMF are involved this year? Presumably WMDE and WMCH, but who else? Thanks, Mike > On 28 Nov 2017, at 22:27, Megan Hernandez wrote: > > I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Requiring the interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing

2017-09-13 Thread Michael Peel
; blocking accounts on this terms. > > Feel free to believe otherwise. > > On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 3:21 AM, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote: > >> >>> On 13 Sep 2017, at 22:19, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>> S

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Requiring the interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing

2017-09-13 Thread Michael Peel
> On 13 Sep 2017, at 22:19, John Erling Blad wrote: > > Sorry, but this is a horribly bad idea, and anyone that try to do what you > propose runs a serious legal risk. {{citation needed}} > I guess you will have a few support, but I really hope this will newer be >

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

2017-09-01 Thread Michael Peel
This is possibly the most annoying feature of the Wikimedia projects at the moment. You access a page. Then you start reading or editing it. And then suddenly the page jumps when a fundraising banner / central notice / gadget / beta feature loads. So you have to start reading the page again, or

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

2017-08-23 Thread Michael Peel
> On 23 Aug 2017, at 13:36, Shlomi Fish wrote: > > Hi all, > > On Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:51:02 -0400 > "Brad Jorsch (Anomie)" > > wrote: > >> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 11:01 AM, Joseph Seddon >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looks familiar?

2017-07-19 Thread Michael Peel
Jigsaw globes have been around for a little longer than Wikipedia... http://www.sites.hps.cam.ac.uk/whipple/explore/globes/jigsawpuzzleglobe/ Thanks, Mike > On 19 Jul 2017, at 05:35, Tomasz Ganicz wrote: > > I guess trademark for Wikipedia logo does not extend to all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 28 May 2017)

2017-05-31 Thread Michael Peel
> On 31 May 2017, at 17:16, Pine W wrote: > > What's making you happy this week? 11 candidates are standing for 5 seats on the Funds Dissemination Committee: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Funds_Dissemination_Committee/Candidates Q is

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

2017-03-01 Thread Michael Peel
Why should that feature in the WMF's annual report, though? I also agree that this has been over-politicised, whether intentionally or not. :-( Thanks, Mike > On 1 Mar 2017, at 21:13, Dan Rosenthal wrote: > > Florence -- Trump's executive orders also involved the

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

2017-02-18 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, I've written a short Python script that fetches the spreadsheet using the CSV link (as John suggested), and now updates the page at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Advanced_Permissions The code is at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-14 Thread Michael Peel
people managing it, unless it was "our" website(s). >> >> Also I disagree with Wikipedia doing something similar to investigative >> journalism (above all for "internal" usage) rather than being a "simple" >> encyclopedia. >> >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
Not quite what you were after, Fæ, but I've started a draft of an enwp article on the endowment at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mike_Peel/Wikimedia_Endowment If anyone else wants to help write this, then please edit away!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-11 Thread Michael Peel
> On 11 Feb 2017, at 19:08, rupert THURNER wrote: > > On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 7:49 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: >> Hello, everyone. >> >> I share the opinion that moderation actions should be transparent. So: >> >> I have now placed Gerard Meijssen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance

2017-02-05 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Maor/Kirill/AffCom, Which organisations are we talking about here? From the crosses on the reports page on Meta, it looks like it is: - Wikimedia Chile - Wikimedia Hong Kong - Wikimedia India - Wikimedia Macedonia - Wikimedia Macau - Wikimedia Mexico - Wikimedia Philippines - Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] guidance from Foundation leadership as to where to draw the line on policy requests?

2017-02-01 Thread Michael Peel
Have you seen Katherine's statement at: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/01/30/knowledge-knows-no-boundaries/ ? I know gmail has an option to hide email threads, but it's not a standard email application feature, and it's not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board approval of FDC recommendation 2016-2017- Round 1

2016-12-20 Thread Michael Peel
The missing links: [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Board_approval_of_FDC_recommendation_(2016-17,_Round_1) [2]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Update

2016-12-16 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Lisa, Thanks for the update - it's great to hear that the target has been achieved so quickly! Continuing the English fundraiser as part of reaching the global fundraising target makes sense to me. Continuing the fundraiser after the global target has been reached is rather more concerning

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New functionality: cross-wiki search results

2016-09-07 Thread Michael Peel
> On 7 Sep 2016, at 20:24, geni wrote: > > On 7 September 2016 at 18:51, Gerard Meijssen > wrote: >> Hoi, >> It is a pity because Wikidata has so much more to offer in missing >> information in any language. > > Fixed the citation issue yet?

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

2016-08-24 Thread Michael Peel
> On 23 Aug 2016, at 11:48, Asaf Bartov wrote: > > On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:01 AM, Chris Keating > > wrote: > >>> Does the Affiliations Committee have a list of existing chapters which do >>> not meet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An example where search could be improved

2016-07-28 Thread Michael Peel
> On 28 Jul 2016, at 17:17, Jimmy Wales wrote: > > On 7/28/16 9:04 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote: >> I've made the former a disambiguation page (not a redirect) linking to: >> * The [[History of Wells Fargo]] >> * The [[Wells Fargo History Museum]] >> >> You could have done

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on WMF Governance reviews

2016-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Gnangarra, (and a reply to one of Anders' points below) > On 3 Jun 2016, at 01:34, Gnangarra wrote: > > I have a couple of concerns, a review has the potential to stagnate the WMF > as indicated from WMConf in Berlin thats already a problem and its > impacting regular

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Michael Peel
> On 11 May 2016, at 22:07, James Forrester <jforres...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > On 11 May 2016 at 12:50, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote: > >> Isn't it time to start moving to responsive mediawiki templates ( >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respon

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] "Among mobile sites, Wikipedia reigns in terms of popularity"

2016-05-11 Thread Michael Peel
Isn't it time to start moving to responsive mediawiki templates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design), rather than having a separate mobile interface/URL? For a practical example, see the BBC News website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news), which is the same website on all devices, it

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

2016-05-09 Thread Michael Peel
> On 9 May 2016, at 18:36, Béria Lima wrote: > > My 2 cents :D > > 1. I can't see the banner (not using the link posted or going by > CentralNotice) Could someone who can see it take a print please? :D Here's a screenshot as it appears on my computer:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Disabe Media Viewer for non-logged-in users and logged-in users on Wikimedia Commons

2016-03-14 Thread Michael Peel
That's a good point. I've started a discussion on Commons' VP about this at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#2014_RfC_for_the_Media_Viewer Thanks, Mike > On 14 Mar 2016, at 17:03, Anthony Cole wrote: > > That RFC is 20 months old. That media viewer

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

2016-03-05 Thread Michael Peel
They were doing this regularly until January: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_board_meetings/2016-01-30 and see: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_meetings I suspect this dropped a bit in priority since then, for obvious reasons, but

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

2016-02-15 Thread Michael Peel
> On 16 Feb 2016, at 00:26, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > > Here is another such example. Jimmy Wales has tonight told[1] a volunteer > > ---o0o--- > > First the idea that Wikidata could be used to "construct articles" with "no > need for editors to edit actual article content"

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

2016-02-15 Thread Michael Peel
> On 15 Feb 2016, at 17:10, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > > Hoi, > The notion that WMF should out google Google is stupid, certainly at that > kind of money. I'm still confused about what kind of 'search engine' is actually being proposed here. Is it: 1) Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Elsevier?

2016-02-15 Thread Michael Peel
> On 15 Feb 2016, at 19:08, Leinonen Teemu wrote: > >> On 15.2.2016, at 18.07, Pete Forsyth wrote: >> Apart from brand affiliation, what do you see as a potential benefit from >> partnering with PLoS? > > I think brand affiliation would be a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meta is apparently down

2016-01-26 Thread Michael Peel
Also Commons, and anything else at *.wikimedia.org. Apparently, "Bad deployment, being reverted currently." Thanks, Mike > On 26 Jan 2016, at 18:44, Pharos wrote: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > Thanks, > Pharos >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meta is apparently down

2016-01-26 Thread Michael Peel
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T124804 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T124804> > On 26 Jan 2016, at 18:45, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote: > > Also Commons, and anything else at *.wikimedia.org. Apparently, "Bad > deployment, being reverted cu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message from Arnnon Geshuri to the Wikimedia Community

2016-01-26 Thread Michael Peel
RIP AGF. (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Assume_good_faith needs work!) Mike > On 26 Jan 2016, at 21:11, Lilburne wrote: > > On 26/01/2016 20:27, Pine W wrote: >> >> While I realize that staying on may be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-18 Thread Michael Peel
> On 18 Jan 2016, at 22:35, Magnus Manske wrote: > > As one can be overly conservative, one can also be overly enthusiastic. I > would hope the Foundation by now understands better how to handle new > software releases. Apple here shows the way: Basic functionality,

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

2016-01-16 Thread Michael Peel
> On 16 Jan 2016, at 18:39, Alex Monk wrote: > > On 16 January 2016 at 10:08, Yury Bulka > wrote: > >> MZMcBride writes: >>> A few years ago, the Wikimedia Foundation switched over to the Google >> Apps >>> platform,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Jaime Villagomez as our Chief Financial Officer

2016-01-11 Thread Michael Peel
> Sharing this from our internal WMF list for your visibility... Thank you, Lila, for sharing this here - this type of announcement has always been publicly posted on wikimedia-l in the past, so hopefully this level of transparency will continue in the future. :-) > I'd like to introduce

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Michael Peel
> On 11 Jan 2016, at 18:47, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: > > On 2016-01-11 19:37, Asaf Bartov wrote: >> Hello, everyone. >> It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of advice I >> have had some past occasions to offer some newcomers to the movement: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic plan

2016-01-06 Thread Michael Peel
> On 6 Jan 2016, at 21:36, Pete Forsyth wrote: > > My final question above still stands, though, and I do feel that an answer > from the ED or the Board is in order. In November, Lila claimed > (inaccurately, IMO) that the 2010 process was "outsourced" and >

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

2015-12-29 Thread Michael Peel
From what I understand, the community elections don't directly elect/appoint WMF board members, but essentially provide a recommendation that the WMF board then approves. Have a look at the text of: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:James_Heilman_appointment_2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2015-12-04 Thread Michael Peel
Try when logged out - the links worked fine for me after logging out. Thanks, Mike > On 4 Dec 2015, at 15:54, Peter Southwood wrote: > > Lisa, when you give us links to look at new versions of banners, please try > to use links that actually display the banners.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Video: "Wikipedia, an introduction - Erasmus Prize 2015"

2015-11-26 Thread Michael Peel
The on-wiki version is at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia,_an_introduction_-_Erasmus_Prize_2015.webm Thanks, Mike > On 26 Nov 2015, at 01:35, Arne Wossink

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

2015-11-26 Thread Michael Peel
actions and >>> blaming them is the same as saying "we are only saying and they were not >>> thinking themselves." >>> >>> Not good, not appreciated. >>> Thanks, >>> GerardM >>> >>> On 25 November 2015 at 15:56

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

2015-11-25 Thread Michael Peel
Hi MZMcBride, > The Wikimedia Foundation has a section under "Organisation-specific > remarks", but isn't included in the "Funding recommendations" chart and > there's no amount requested, amount allocated, or proposal listed for the > Wikimedia Foundation. Why is that? They are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WLM Brasil 2015 - Winners / Numbers

2015-10-31 Thread Michael Peel
> On 31 Oct 2015, at 18:34, Rodrigo Padula > wrote: > > A lot of contests in Brasil pay prizes around R$10.000-R$60.000, the value of > the prizes that we gave in Brasil are considered low by many participants and > professionals in that field. Isn't that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikinobel 2015 tomorrow

2015-10-08 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Jon, Is this just for the Peace Prize, or will the editathon also work on articles on the winners of the other nobel prizes? I've been doing some wikignoming on the enwp articles on the physics prize winners [1] [2], but they still need more work on the content - although there are now

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-14 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Garfield, I'm very sad to hear this news. You've made a big impact on the Wikimedia organisations (not just the WMF!) over the last few years, and I'm sure that many community members will be using the phrase 'narrative' for years to come! I particularly appreciate the work that you've done

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

2015-08-21 Thread Michael Peel
From my perspective, this strikes me as part of the reason why national organisations are well suited to running the Wikimedia fundraising campaigns rather than a global organisation: if WMIT was organising both WLM and the national fundraising campaign, then this conflict wouldn't have arisen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Unsolicieted email from wikimedia research

2015-06-28 Thread Michael Peel
So as part of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Increasing_article_coverage , it appears that unsolicited emails have been sent out encouraging people to translated articles into needed languages. I am all for improving article coverage, etc, but I'm concerned about the use of user

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

2015-06-22 Thread Michael Peel
Under this new law, would images already uploaded to Commons under FOP actually have to be deleted? Surely the new law wouldn't apply retrospectively, but would just affect future uploads of photos? Personally, I view this as a much more direct threat to our content than SOPA was. I found it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Printed Wikipedia is go!

2015-06-17 Thread Michael Peel
On 17 Jun 2015, at 20:00, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/books/moving-wikipedia-from-computer-to-many-many-bookshelves.html?_r=1 7,600 volumes, to be available on Lulu. He's printing 106 of them for the exhibition. Why?

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

2015-06-12 Thread Michael Peel
1) This gives you the data that is in the item, but what does it give you when there is no data in the item? Ideally, all of the data would be in the wikidata item, and if there's no data then there's nothing to display. ;-) But in practice, you can pass parameter information to the template

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

2015-06-12 Thread Michael Peel
Thanks to Wikidata and Module:Wikidata [1], it is now possible [2] to include a basic infobox in an article using a single line, rather than the usual lengthy piece of wikicode (which new users could find off-putting). For a live example, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pole_Telescope

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-05 Thread Michael Peel
On 4 Jun 2015, at 11:39, WereSpielChequers werespielchequ...@gmail.com wrote: In the UK lists of voters marked with who did and did not vote are called marked registers. They are available to political parties and can be used to check that no-one has voted on behalf of people who don't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
not aware. Risker/Anne On 3 June 2015 at 18:14, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: At the link, you can find List votes: Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections 2015 https://vote.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/list/512 I personally don't mind it being made public

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
On 4 Jun 2015, at 00:41, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2015 at 19:11, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net mailto:em...@mikepeel.net wrote: On 3 Jun 2015, at 23:48, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2015 at 18:42, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
On 3 Jun 2015, at 23:48, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2015 at 18:42, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: By the way, my understanding is that the practice of generating a public list of voters who cast ballots, while keeping the nature of their votes private

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
At the link, you can find List votes: Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections 2015 https://vote.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/list/512 I personally don't mind it being made public that I voted in this election, but this really is something that voters should be clearly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
By the way, my understanding is that the practice of generating a public list of voters who cast ballots, while keeping the nature of their votes private, is relatively common in election processes in general. In the United States, political parties use this information for their get out the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cc-by-sa 4.0, Wikimedia logos

2015-02-12 Thread Michael Peel
According to the footer at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ CC-BY-SA 4.0 is currently available in 34 languages/language variants: Castellano http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.es Castellano (España) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.es_ES Català

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WHO interested in evidence on the impact of CC licensing

2014-12-02 Thread Michael Peel
On 2 Dec 2014, at 21:54, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: And just to clarify currently WHO is green open access, free to view but not free to reuse. The request is for them to go gold open access free to view and free to reuse. Those definitions are wrong: green is

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

2014-11-26 Thread Michael Peel
That is why there is a whole process now to correct the mistakes that arise from this non-professional system, including a dedicated ombudsperson for the case(s). It’s worth noting that the ombudsperson role has existed since the start of the FDC - the role is there to receive, investigate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ED response to the recommendations by the FDC Advisory Group on the APG program

2014-10-31 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Lila, I’m afraid that your footnote links didn’t make it through to the list… Will you also be replying to the FDC’s comments about the WMF’s budget proposal earlier this year? Thanks, Mike On 31 Oct 2014, at 22:23, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear all, As you know, over

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-27 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Yana, I'm happy to announce that we are re-licensing the Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/24/wikimedia-logos-have-been-freed/ https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/24/wikimedia-logos-have-been-freed/ This is great news - well done. :-) I would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Annual Plan for 2014-15

2014-10-27 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Kirill and WMDC, I’m really impressed both by how well you’ve quantified your aims, and how you’ve set them out in this document. This is a great plan! I would suggest that you expand on your aims for your conferences, though (it’s not clear what quantitative outcomes you are aiming for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-10 Thread Michael Peel
This is very, very cool. :-) I don’t suppose the monument is freely licensed? Can Creative Commons licenses even be applied to monuments? Thanks, Mike On 9 Oct 2014, at 19:49, Tar Lócesilion tar.locesil...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, it will. 2014-10-09 20:31 GMT+02:00 Ivan Martínez

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 - Jury Announcement and Start of Bidding

2014-10-10 Thread Michael Peel
That seems rather unfair. Fæ is raising some valid points about how this process has taken place this year, which are worth addressing. Dismissing concerns unless there is a comprehensive proposal for reform seems like a reduction to bureaucracy… Thanks, Mike On 10 Oct 2014, at 18:26, Nathan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-10 Thread Michael Peel
On 10 Oct 2014, at 19:54, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 10.10.2014 20:33, Michael Peel wrote: This is very, very cool. :-) I don’t suppose the monument is freely licensed? Can Creative Commons licenses even be applied to monuments? Thanks, Mike First, yes it can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-03 Thread Michael Peel
Wikipedia articles are passively peer reviewed every time someone with knowledge of the topic reads the article. Ideally, this would be the equal of scientific peer review. In reality, most such people don’t bother giving feedback, or are unable to figure out how to give feedback. Hopefully we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-28 Thread Michael Peel
Sadly, uploading images to Commons is as slow as ever, even with HHVM. :-( I often find that it takes a couple of minutes to upload a single photo, most of which is server-side delays rather than file upload time. I’m guessing that it’s something other than the PHP processor that’s causing this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog network?

2014-09-12 Thread Michael Peel
I think there’s two options: - http://en.planet.wikimedia.org/ (which Richard mentioned) is for more for individual wikimedians - http://chaptersplanet.org is more for all of the Wikimedia organisations. Thanks, Mike On 12 Sep 2014, at 13:43, David Cuenca dacu...@gmail.com wrote: It looks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-10 Thread Michael Peel
On 8 Sep 2014, at 08:22, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 8 September 2014 05:46, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: If it is good software, the projects will *ask* for it to be deployed, like they did with LiquidThreads, and users will want to use it on their user talk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffCom - Call for candidates 2015 [UPDATE]

2014-09-04 Thread Michael Peel
Another option would be an open process on-wiki, along the same lines as the FDC board-selected seat nominations. Is there a need to keep applications confidential here? Thanks, Mike On 4 Sep 2014, at 20:51, Ad Huikeshoven a...@wikimedia.nl wrote: One option to consider is establishing an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wrong attribution in PDF output of Wikipedia atricles

2014-08-24 Thread Michael Peel
Hmm, that file seems to be released under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, in addition to the GFDL. The bug here seems to be bad licensing, rather than bad attribution (since when did we start accepting -NC licenses?!). Thanks, Mike On 24 Aug 2014, at 18:03, Jeevan Jose

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wrong attribution in PDF output of Wikipedia atricles

2014-08-24 Thread Michael Peel
I've swapped it for a CC-licensed file that does allow for commercial reuse. Problem solved? Thanks, Mike On 24 Aug 2014, at 19:55, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hmm, that file seems to be released under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, in addition to the GFDL. The bug

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wrong attribution in PDF output of Wikipedia atricles

2014-08-24 Thread Michael Peel
and doesn't want to use. Seems like a loophole worth closing. Pete [[User:Peteforsyth]] On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: I've swapped it for a CC-licensed file that does allow for commercial reuse. Problem solved? Thanks, Mike On 24 Aug 2014, at 19

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The reader, who doesn't exist

2014-08-21 Thread Michael Peel
On 21 Aug 2014, at 13:03, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 21 August 2014 10:31, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: the mobile website arbitrarily skips some elements visible on desktop, such as navboxes I've noticed this; and other deficiencies (such as no did you know

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Superprotect user right, Comming to a wiki near you

2014-08-13 Thread Michael Peel
On 13 Aug 2014, at 21:12, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: There is no such thing as the community; we have a huge collection of communities joined loosely over a number of ambigously shared principles

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