[Wikimedia-l] http://wikiacademykosovo.org/

2013-01-07 Thread Mike Dupont
Take a look at the new project for kosovo, thanks to ipko and arianit http://wikiacademykosovo.org/ Photo contest and article improvement, nice job! mike -- James Michael DuPont Member of Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova http://flossk.org Saving wikipedia(tm) articles from deletion

[Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Local Event in Kosovo

2012-12-24 Thread Mike Dupont
Hi there, there is an upcoming local event in kosovo that I would ilke to tell you about. if anyone is interested in taking part in this , please tell me and or arianit. Also we are interested in getting swag from wikimedia as well for this. Arianit is organizing this. (website is coming) :

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Logo for new travel guide

2012-10-07 Thread Mike Dupont
Here is my new suggestion with the colors, and the backpack has a wikipedia patch on it : [image: Inline image 1] here is the version without the patch in case someone thinks it might be a problem to include it : [image: Inline image 2] On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:22 PM, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Logo for new travel guide

2012-10-06 Thread Mike Dupont
please consider my latest logo : [image: Inline image 1] On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: I don't object to look at it - please do :) I just suggest to delay the voting (and submission deadline) until a few days after the formal decision has been made

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Logo for new travel guide

2012-10-06 Thread Mike Dupont
to the logo. I like those compass needle versions, by the way. The logo should be not too complicated, and include the colours of Wikimedia. Kind regards Ziko 2012/10/6 Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com: please consider my latest logo : [image: Inline image 1] On Sat, Oct 6

Re: [Wikimedia-l] In the News

2012-08-10 Thread Mike Dupont
I love it! great stuff! wikipedia edit heatmaps is what we need! On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Fred Bauder fredb...@fairpoint.net wrote: Folks, if this has already been brought to the List, please excuse the repetition. If not, enjoy;

[Wikimedia-l] Trent Franks quotes Wikipedia in the house of representatives

2012-08-04 Thread Mike Dupont
Hi there, It looks like Trent Franks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_Franks) is a fan of wikipedia, but needs some information about how it works. He quotes Wikipedia, ``One year after the Fort Hood shooting, the motivations of the perpetrator were not yet established.'', maybe he needs to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is there an agreement between GoldenMap and the Wikipedia for the use of Wikipedia content?

2012-08-03 Thread Mike Dupont
on the copyright page they say that the content is mostly cc-by-sa http://en.goldenmap.com/stylesheets/terms.php On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Delirium delir...@hackish.org wrote: It looks like a direct scrape, even to the extent of having some internal links being broken because they didn't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Apparently, Wikipedia is ugly

2012-07-25 Thread Mike Dupont
On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM, Michel Vuijlsteke wikipe...@zog.orgwrote: And we may want to consider if it is really _everyone_ we want to edit our articles. I don't believe you actually said this. I would say this is a theme that I have seen on the wikipedia. People dont have time to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-07-22 Thread Mike Dupont
Well I am listening, am open to criticism and willing to put work into helping, but as l long as I can continue legally and morally I will. But I will have to spend more time to review the known copyright violations and I am going to make some program to watch and flag articles that are known

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-07-22 Thread Mike Dupont
at 12:15 PM, Anthony wikim...@inbox.org wrote: On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 1:57 AM, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: The articles are hosted on archive.org, and then transfered to wikia, I could make some review tools, but where to host them? mike Well, why do you want

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-07-21 Thread Mike Dupont
you plan to address it? Newyorkbrad On 6/10/12, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: Hi, I have launched speedydeletion.wika.com , it is updated every 30 minutes with the proposed deletions and speedy deletion articles (not notable and hoaxes, not others

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-07-21 Thread Mike Dupont
, not listed in search engines. Have you looked into hosting the articles at Internet Archive? This seems like a better place than Wikia, at least before the articles are manually reviewed. On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: John, and others

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-07-21 Thread Mike Dupont
On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote: On 21 July 2012 22:33, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: John, and others. I have finally figured out a big problem with my plan. The articles for deletion are not tagged peoperly at all. There are authors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!

2012-07-04 Thread Mike Dupont
On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Delirium delir...@hackish.org wrote: On 7/4/12 1:04 AM, Andreas Kolbe wrote: What would a Wikipedia look like that did not make use of press sources? It would look a hell of a lot more like an encyclopedia. Thousands of silly arguments would never arise.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!

2012-07-03 Thread Mike Dupont
Would it be possible to get copies of the older non-notable articles? I would like to add them all to speedydeletion.wikia.com thanks, mike James Michael DuPont Member of Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova http://flossk.org Contributor FOSM, the CC-BY-SA map of the world http://fosm.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TVTropes deletes all pages with Rape in title under advertising pressure.

2012-07-01 Thread Mike Dupont
, Kim Bruning On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 06:17:57PM +, Mike Dupont wrote: well i decided to delete them, and other articles dealing with peoples personal lives. I dont want to deal with stuff like that, mike On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TVTropes deletes all pages with Rape in title under advertising pressure.

2012-06-28 Thread Mike Dupont
well i decided to delete them, and other articles dealing with peoples personal lives. I dont want to deal with stuff like that, mike On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: Well you think i should delete them from the speedydeletion wikia? http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Internet Defense League RFC

2012-06-28 Thread Mike Dupont
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Internet_Defense_League I wonder why it was not deleted yet. considering that established artists and doctors are speedily deleted, why not them? mike On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM, Philippe Beaudette phili...@wikimedia.org wrote: Internet Defense League --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Internet Defense League RFC

2012-06-28 Thread Mike Dupont
}}? ___ Philippe Beaudette Director, Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 415-839-6885, x 6643 phili...@wikimedia.org On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Internet_Defense_League I wonder why

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Site

2012-06-24 Thread Mike Dupont
the address is http://www.wikivoyage.org/ what is the difference to wikitravel.org? well it is in german and italian, and missing information on places that are in the wikitravel. For the würzburg article it seems pretty good at first glance it seems better

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-06-19 Thread Mike Dupont
Well, lets see the speedy deletion wiki was just launched, 15 December 2010  it was deleted. I will have to make a plan for getting older articles, they would be possible to get, but it is outside of our time window right now. mike On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM, David Richfield

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-06-13 Thread Mike Dupont
://archive.org/download/wikipedia-delete-2012-06/wtarchive130612111041.zip code is here github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/pywikipediabot and github.com/h4ck3rm1k3/wikiteam mike On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 5:45 AM, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: yes, good point, and while checking this I found

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-06-12 Thread Mike Dupont
...@bruning.xs4all.nl wrote: On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 05:44:40AM +, Mike Dupont wrote: Hi, Again the full history is available on archive.org and i think that no one is going to think that this data is from me, it is clearly marked as being from wikipedia. ps. It occurs to me that if the full

[Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-06-10 Thread Mike Dupont
Hi, I have launched speedydeletion.wika.com , it is updated every 30 minutes with the proposed deletions and speedy deletion articles (not notable and hoaxes, not others). it is running on the en.wikipedia.org. the sources for the script are all on git hub and are a merger of pywikipediabot and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-06-10 Thread Mike Dupont
viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:Email_disclaimer Visit http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ and @wikimediauk On 10 June 2012 18:29, Juergen Fenn schneeschme...@googlemail.com wrote: 2012/6/10 Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com: I have launched speedydeletion.wika.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-06-10 Thread Mike Dupont
On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM, Kirill Lokshin kirill.loks...@gmail.comwrote: This is where I think things become slightly problematic. There are, in broad terms, two categories of hoaxes: those which are fundamentally harmless (these typically being of the did you know that 'gullible' isn't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-21 Thread Mike Dupont
What I really find upsetting is that PBS produces videos that cannot be watched out side of the states, it really upsets me. Also in germany, it is just unbearable, these copyright trolls called GEMA take away all the fun of youtube. mike On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM, Richard Symonds

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fire Drill Re: Wikimedia sites not easy to archive (Was Re: Knol is closing tomorrow )

2012-05-18 Thread Mike Dupont
Hello People, I have completed my first set in uploading the osm/fosm dataset (350gb unpacked) to archive.org http://osmopenlayers.blogspot.de/2012/05/upload-finished.html We can do something similar with wikipedia, the bucket size of archive.org is 10gb, we need to split up the data in a way

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fire Drill Re: Wikimedia sites not easy to archive (Was Re: Knol is closing tomorrow )

2012-05-17 Thread Mike Dupont
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 6:06 AM, John phoenixoverr...@gmail.com wrote: If your willing to foot the bill for the new hardware Ill gladly prove my point given the millions of dollars that wikipedia has, it should not be a problem to provide such resources for a good cause like that. -- James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fire Drill Re: Wikimedia sites not easy to archive (Was Re: Knol is closing tomorrow )

2012-05-16 Thread Mike Dupont
Well to be honest, I am still upset about how much data is deleted from wikipedia because it is not notable, there are so many articles that I might be interested in that are lost in the same garbage as spam and other things. We should make non notable articles and non harmful ones available in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why the Wikimedia Foundation should openly articulate its political POV by establishing a new neutral wiki for world political knowledge (modeled on Wikipedia)

2012-05-03 Thread Mike Dupont
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Carmen yarru...@charter.net wrote: The WMF should stop pretending it's politically neutral (NPOV). +1 -- James Michael DuPont Member of Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova http://flossk.org ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Write about Wikipedia Zero!

2012-04-30 Thread Mike Dupont
Arianit Dobroshi has been working on getting free access in kosovo from ipko, mike On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 7:48 PM, Denny Vrandečić denny.vrande...@wikimedia.de wrote: I mentioned Wikipedia Zero in the last few talks that I gave about Wikidata, and I always got great feedback on that part. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Breivik: My Biggest Influence Was Wikipedia

2012-04-18 Thread Mike Dupont
Yes, I also found it upsetting, but I decided to bring this topic up as someone had sent it to me, and thought that it is better that we know about what is going on before it hits us and we dont know about it. On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote: I find this context

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Oxford University, Vatican libraries to digitize works

2012-04-14 Thread Mike Dupont
Trying to Search the index http://www.vatican.va/library_archives/vat_library/index.htm give a dead link http://bav.vatican.va/en/v_home_bav/home_bav.shtml the index of the secret (not really secret http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_Secret_Archives)