[Wikimedia-l] Re: Simplifying governance processes

2022-05-19 Thread Newyorkbrad
and process to decide whether we have too many committees and processes. Best regards, Newyorkbrad/IBM On Wed, May 18, 2022 at 4:45 PM Samuel Klein wrote: > Dear Board (and all), > > The growing complexity of governance efforts is defeating us. Process > creep <https://en.wik

[Wikimedia-l] Re: "content was" when deleting pages - is it useful?

2022-01-17 Thread Newyorkbrad
The problem with this feature was that when the deleted material was libelous, offensive, etc., it would still automatically be copied into the deletion summary, which served to defeat the entire purpose of deleting it. Newyorkbrad/IBM On Monday, January 17, 2022, Amir E. Aharoni wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] June 4 1800 Maggie Dennis office hour (with a twist)

2020-05-30 Thread Newyorkbrad
Every time I see the title of this thread, I momentarily wonder why this event is being held 220 years ago. Newyorkbrad/IBM On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 5:37 AM Rajeeb Dutta wrote: > Thank you, Maggie for the kind update, I am looking forward to it. > > Best Regards, > Rajeeb

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Face recognition

2020-01-19 Thread Newyorkbrad
This whole subject raises interesting and important legal and ethical issues, but are there any direct implications at this time for Wikipedia/Wikimedia projects? Newyorkbrad/IBM On Sunday, January 19, 2020, Ryan Merkley wrote: > I don't believe it implies that. As with many things le

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation supports legal challenge to new travel-related executive order

2017-03-15 Thread Newyorkbrad
/03/15/17-35105%20en%20banc.pdf Newyorkbrad/IBM On 3/15/17, Michelle Paulson <mpaul...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hello All, > > I’m writing with a brief update; this afternoon, Judge Derrick K. Watson > granted the temporary restraining order [1], blocking the executive order

Re: [Wikimedia-l] MediaWiki project

2017-02-06 Thread Newyorkbrad
I suspect that this was posted not by OhNoItsJamie but by an imposter. Newyorkbrad On 2/6/17, OhNoitsJamie 1 <ohnoitsjami...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > > I have been long interested in starting my own MediaWiki project, but the > issue is that I cannot maintain server inf

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Keeping historical documents related to Wikimedia

2017-01-11 Thread Newyorkbrad
in the future, or to make it available offline for research use or consultation by historians or other researchers who could make good use of it. Newyorkbrad/IBM On 1/11/17, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for bringing this up, Yann. Some relevant context is that Me

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Music industry threats to safe harbor?

2016-12-20 Thread Newyorkbrad
general statement that there's a discussion of scaling them back? Thanks, Newyorkbrad/IBM On 12/20/16, Lilburne <lilbu...@tygers-of-wrath.net> wrote: > The DMCA and safe harbours is certainly why Google makes so much and > pays so little from YT. So much copyright violating material get

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On Trump supporters (was: Our problem with India)

2016-06-28 Thread Newyorkbrad
I suggest that we just drop the Trump tangent from the discussion, as it is a distraction. Newyorkbrad On 6/28/16, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > Moving this issue out of the thread about India, as it doesn't belong to it. > > It seems that my explanation of explanatio

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Tech survey on watchlist use

2016-05-26 Thread Newyorkbrad
"Talkpage watcher" would do fine. Newyorkbrad/IBM On 5/26/16, David Goodman <dgge...@gmail.com> wrote: > talk-page stalker is not necessarily an unfriendly term. It's meant as an > explanation for why the person saw the question, and posted there. But > perhaps we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A quick note about the future

2016-02-29 Thread Newyorkbrad
it will be helpful at least to some extent. Newyorkbrad/IBM On 2/29/16, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > Nathan, as pretty much always, is correct. > > Everybody is tired of this mystery. > > I'm not blaming anybody - it's part of the unfortunate atmosp

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems

2016-02-21 Thread Newyorkbrad
I too am one of those people who is not to be found on Facebook. I only have room in my life for one online timesink ... and I already have Wikipedia :) Newyorkbrad On 2/21/16, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > As has already been explained on this list, many people do not ha

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

2016-01-11 Thread Newyorkbrad
to make any public statement about the subject. Newyorkbrad/IBM On 1/10/16, Craig Franklin <cfrank...@halonetwork.net> wrote: > I don't disagree that we need an explanation not only of his actions, but > also on how he was selected without this being disclosed to existing > tru

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Conflict of Interest Policy

2016-01-11 Thread Newyorkbrad
sion in a new thread, though?) Regards, Newyorkbrad/IBM On 1/11/16, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> wrote: > Ok - I would be really surprised if WMF have discussed Google in their > executive sessions either - given the difficulties around staff and > strategy the

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

2015-12-29 Thread Newyorkbrad
on strange and unfortunate. However, it seems relevant and I thought people in this discussion might want to be aware of it.. I also agree that the information about the two new board members should be circulated promptly. Newyorkbrad/IBM On 12/29/15, Steinsplitter Wiki <steinsplitter-w...@li

Re: [Wikimedia-l] harald bischoff advertising to make images for the wikimedia foundation and then suing users

2015-07-20 Thread Newyorkbrad
contacted Mr. Bischoff and asked him what he is doing and why? Regards, Newyorkbrad On Monday, July 20, 2015, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Brad Jorsch (Anomie) bjor...@wikimedia.org wrote: snip Since when has that ever been a thing? With respect

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

2015-06-22 Thread Newyorkbrad
on the ground that it was free where it was posted? Newyorkbrad On 6/22/15, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 22 June 2015 at 13:17, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: Yes I agree an example of what Wikipedia would look like if this regulation passed is an excellent idea. Could we base it on the geo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mexican case law on Wikipedia reliability

2015-06-17 Thread Newyorkbrad
, Newyorkbrad On 6/17/15, Paolo B. tito...@gmail.com wrote: The Philippines' Supreme Court has, on some occasions, cited Wikipedia articles in their decisions to provide supplementary background information. Here's one example---and one that was written as early as 2005! http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-07 Thread Newyorkbrad
review here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-07-30/Book_review Regards, Newyorkbrad/IBM On 4/7/15, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: It's an encyclopedia, Marc. The world's encyclopedia. People should be able to trust it. You and the rest of the WMF need

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing: The Wikipedia Prize!

2015-03-30 Thread Newyorkbrad
I agree with the others who have opined that this should not happen. Newyorkbrad On 3/29/15, Brian reflect...@gmail.com wrote: I'm sure many of you recall the Netflix Prize http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix_Prize. This is that, for Wikipedia! Although the initial goal of the Netflix Prize

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cryonics

2014-10-15 Thread Newyorkbrad
Here's a compromise between those who want to discuss cryonics and those who think it's weirdly off-topic: We'll freeze this thread. Newyorkbrad/IBM On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 12:16 PM, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: Hmmm. James and Liam just put a smile on my face, and honestly, if we're

Re: [Wikimedia-l] SatuSuro, stop stalking the home of my parents

2014-08-03 Thread Newyorkbrad
Actually, those would not be appropriate ways of handling the (alleged) situation either. Newyorkbrad On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 1:40 PM, Dennis Pierri dennis6...@gmail.com wrote: You can go to SatuSuro's talk page and say this personally to him or vandalize it or whatever your heart desires

Re: [Wikimedia-l] SatuSuro, stop stalking the home of my parents

2014-08-02 Thread Newyorkbrad
. Newyorkbrad On 8/2/14, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: In mid-July I was advised by an editor that on 5 July 2014 they had received via the Wikimedia mailing system an email from SatuSuro.[1] The editor in question, who stated that they ordinarily would not share private

Re: [Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-07-31 Thread Newyorkbrad
The activity you describe is obviously unacceptable. However, the amount of time and effort that out associated with tracking down and returning a particular $20 contribution would not be worth it. Newyorkbrad On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:06 PM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-09 Thread Newyorkbrad
those sites do not epitomize good practice in my view, but this one they get right.) Similarly, I assume that such checks are performed on Wikimedia mailing lists such as this one. There is every reason that offwiki can do so as well and I hope you intend to. Regards, Newyorkbrad On 7/9/14, Wil

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-09 Thread Newyorkbrad
Given that the purpose of the new site is discussion toward the improvement of Wikipedia/Wikimedia, I don't see a problem in principle with a post mentioning the existence of the new site. Repeated promotional e-mails would be out of line, but I trust that will not be an issue. Newyorkbrad On 7

[Wikimedia-l] Court decision in Jones v. Dirty World Recording Entertainment LLC

2014-06-16 Thread Newyorkbrad
the more clearly, our collective, non-delegable editorial responsibility. Newyorkbrad ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Court decision in Jones v. Dirty World Recording Entertainment LLC

2014-06-16 Thread Newyorkbrad
:0 Newyorkbrad On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 4:17 PM, edward edw...@logicmuseum.com wrote: On 16/06/2014 21:07, Newyorkbrad wrote: In its decision, the Sixth Circuit takes a broad view of Section 230 and holds that Section 230 protection is not lost even where the website operator solicited

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-13 Thread Newyorkbrad
). Newyorkbrad On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: Ira, Don't lecture me about what is and isn't acceptable. Sure, you're a member of WMNYC and you are, of course, really butthurt over the fact that basically the only report on the conference

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-13 Thread Newyorkbrad
(man statements -- many statements) On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Newyorkbrad newyorkb...@gmail.com wrote: Russavia, your post confirms my rule of thumb that any post containing the word butthurt is unworthy of serious attention. I was not present at the conference while the newspaper

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-09 Thread Newyorkbrad
should fear, nor that we would, even jokingly, threaten to do create a BLP as a form of what came last year to be called revenge editing. Please don't make this sort of comment again. Thanks, Newyorkbrad/IBM On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 4:39 AM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Child Protection and Harassment Policy

2014-05-28 Thread Newyorkbrad
any form of Wikipedia/Wikimedia criticism nor your becoming more familiar with the projects and their communities. Newyorkbrad/IBM On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: What??? What talk page are you talking about? How in the world am I making an unsafe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Participating on Wikipediocracy

2014-05-24 Thread Newyorkbrad
. But I suspect that Wil understands that already. Newyorkbrad On Sat, May 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: So perhaps you can understand why you emerging from WO with questions about child protection rang all sort of alarm bells. You didn't look like you were

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia and Universities

2014-05-06 Thread Newyorkbrad
Is there one place, perhaps on Meta, where a Wikipedian/Wikimedian could find a summary/briefing on the various different programs that exist? Newyorkbrad On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 10:24 AM, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.comwrote: I think this speaks to how little is known and how poorly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Proposed amendment to the Wikimedia Terms of Use

2014-02-19 Thread Newyorkbrad
Regards, Newyorkbrad On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Dominic McDevitt-Parks mcdev...@gmail.comwrote: I've thought a lot about the issues around conflict of interest, paid editing, and paid advocacy (by the way, those are all overlapping but different concepts). My writing (and disclosure

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] WMUK slide scanner

2014-02-18 Thread Newyorkbrad
if the equipment were provided. Newyorkbrad On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 3:04 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: A message I just sent in a wikimediauk-l thread about photographic negative scanners, which I thought might be of general interest to Wikimedia organisations. tl;dr: an archival-quality

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright URAA trolls on Wikimedia Commons

2013-12-30 Thread Newyorkbrad
theoretical, not to screw over legitimate claims by rightsholders or by people with privacy interests implicated by the image. Newyorkbrad On Monday, December 30, 2013, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote: On 30 December 2013 11:26, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi Tomasz, You have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours for VisualEditor

2013-10-30 Thread Newyorkbrad
It's simple enough to use 0001 instead of . Newyorkbrad On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 10/30/2013 11:20 AM, Risker wrote: Just to clarify, since UTC is a confusing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours for VisualEditor

2013-10-30 Thread Newyorkbrad
, and should be as clearly expressed as possible. Anyone who disagrees with me is free to state his or her opinion until today. Newyorkbrad On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:47 AM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.orgwrote: On 10/30/2013 11:45 AM, Newyorkbrad wrote: It's simple enough to use 0001 instead

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours for VisualEditor

2013-10-30 Thread Newyorkbrad
Are you saying that our extensive discussion of the meaning of counts for naught? Newyorkbrad On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.comwrote: On 10/30/2013 8:39 AM, Marc A. Pelletier wrote: On 10/30/2013 11:20 AM, Risker wrote: Just to clarify, since

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-23 Thread Newyorkbrad
policy had been in place at the relevant time? (I myself can think of one and only one, but am curious if there are others.) Newyorkbrad On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 10/21/2013 08:13 PM, MZMcBride wrote: On a typical site, paid staff would deal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Election for WCA Chairperson

2013-02-24 Thread Newyorkbrad
is a long enough period in which all chapters can do so. I understand there are reasons to want to move ahead expeditiously with this election, so I'm not calling for delay for the sake of delay; on the other hand, allowing a bit more time might be in order. Regards, Newyorkbrad On Sunday, February

Re: [Wikimedia-l] This is an encyclopedia

2013-01-17 Thread Newyorkbrad
CECI N'EST PAS UNE ENCYCLOPEDIE. Newyorkbrad On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Tom, I too like that work of Catherine. I have it on my userpage also. Pine - Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:41:26 -0200 From: Everton Zanella Alvarenga ezalvare

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Under block threat on fr.wp because of request on meta

2012-11-03 Thread Newyorkbrad
. Or is it just that there is disagreement about the membership or method of picking the ArbCom? (The Meta discussion is not completely clear.) Newyorkbrad On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 7:01 AM, Teofilo teofilow...@gmail.com wrote: A group of French admins is threatening me of what they call a block