Re: [Wikimedia-l] Widespread perfomance issues

2017-05-15 Thread Oloruntoba Oyeyele
Throughout last night (around 7pm WAT till I slept off), I couldn't access
Wikipedia in Nigeria. I thought it was my service provider acting funny at
first. I'll like to know what the problem is, as well.

Sam.

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:03 AM, Cristian Consonni 
wrote:

> On 15/05/2017 11:02, Cristian Consonni wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > At Wikimedia Italia have been contacted in the last few minutes because
> > Wikipedia seems unreachable and very slow from Italy.
>
> (Ah, I forgot to mention. by a journalist from ANSA, the national news
> agency)
>
> Cristian
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of vi:User:Lê Thy

2017-05-15 Thread Oloruntoba Oyeyele
Wao! This is a very sad news. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Sam.

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 8:15 AM, Felix Nartey  wrote:

> Sad to hear this, my condolences to his family.
>
> May his soul rest in peace.
>
> Felix
>
> On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 6:06 PM, Mardetanha 
> wrote:
>
> > I am very saddened to learn this, May he rest in peace :(
> >
> > Mardetanha
> >
> > On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM, Minh Nguyen  wrote:
> >
> > > The Vietnamese Wikipedia community is saddened to learn that Lê Thy
> [1],
> > > until recently one of our administrators, has passed away after a fight
> > > with cancer. [2][3] Thy wrote about Vietnam's modern history, amassing
> > over
> > > 12,000 edits over two years. Outside of Wikipedia, he was a restaurant
> > > owner and avid cyclist.
> > >
> > > Our condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
> > >
> > > [1] https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A0nh_vi%C3%AAn:L%C3%AA_Thy
> > > [2] https://www.facebook.com/phuongnamnb/posts/1587796554565783
> > > [3] https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%E1%BA%A3o_lu%E1%BA%ADn_Th%C
> > > 3%A0nh_vi%C3%AAn:L%C3%AA_Thy#V.C4.A9nh_bi.E1.BB.87t
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia hubs in Nigeria

2017-05-04 Thread Oloruntoba Oyeyele
Hello Amir,

While the group is really concerned and is actively working towards
improving the local language Wikipedia projects, the primary aim of
creating hubs in higher institutions is to improve the awareness and
readership of Wikipedia (which is greatly lacking at the moment according
to the recent global research survey) and subsequently to encourage active
participation and contribution within Nigeria.

It might also interest you to know that some sections of the Usergroup are
already actively contributing in the local languages. The most recent
example include the contributions being made by the Abuja community with
the Igbo language Wikipedia.

Sam Oyeyele,
Outreach Coordinator, WUGN.

On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 5:22 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:

> Do these Hubs have anything to do with writing in languages other than
> English?
>
> בתאריך 4 במאי 2017 17:55,‏ "Isaac Olatunde" 
> כתב:
>
> Greetings,
>
> What made me happy this week was the establishment of Wikimedia Hub in two
> academic institutions in Nigeria, University of Ibadan and Nigeria
> Institute of Journalism. I want to thank members of my community (Wikimedia
> User Group Nigeria) who made this happened.
>
> Regards,
>
> Isaac
>
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/02/digest-women-in-red/
>
> On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 11:28 AM, James Heilman  wrote:
>
> > Marielle there are a lot of great medical images in that textbook, Fae is
> > there an ability to upload the images to commons by bot?
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 1:06 AM, Marielle Volz 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > What made me happy this week was the discovery of some good scientific
> > > imagery that was openly licensed!
> > >
> > > The USDA has created a bunch of identification sites for species of
> > > agricultural interest and released the images into the public domain.
> > > I was looking for images of a particular mite and discovered the Bee
> > > Mite site has released most of their images and all of their text to
> > > the PD [1]. (I have uploaded to commons although done a bit of a hack
> > > job on it). There are other sites which would also be a candidate for
> > > batch upload, which are listed here: http://idtools.org/identify.php
> > > (anyone interested in molluscs?)
> > >
> > > I have also discovered this Clinical Skills textbook licensed under CC
> > > by 4 attribution.[2] I am in the process of adding some high quality
> > > medical diagrams to articles on wiki. This same website hosts a bunch
> > > of other open text books which may be a similarly good source of
> > > content: https://opentextbc.ca/
> > >
> > > [1] http://idtools.org/id/mites/beemites/
> > > [2] https://opentextbc.ca/clinicalskills/
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 7:08 AM, Kalliope Tsouroupidou
> > >  wrote:
> > > > +1 on this.
> > > > News of the newly recognised User Group put a smile on my face :)
> > > >
> > > > K.
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 4:25 AM, Pine W  wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> I'm happy to see the development of the Commons Photographers User
> > Group
> > > >> .
> > > >>
> > > >> Personal background story (feel free to skip reading this):
> > > >>
> > > >> The first DSLR I touched was easy to use with the automatic settings
> > for
> > > >> indoor photography in good lighting. Based on this limited
> > experience, I
> > > >> concluded that photography with a DSLR was easy. Some time later I
> > > bought
> > > >> my own first DSLR, and quickly got lost. The menus were not
> intuitive
> > > to me
> > > >> as a DSLR newbie, there were new terms like "aperture" and "f-stop",
> > the
> > > >> manual was written for someone who already had good technical
> > knowledge
> > > of
> > > >> how cameras work, and my lens wouldn't focus like I wanted.
> Wikipedia
> > > has
> > > >> some helpful articles about photography concepts, but what would
> have
> > > >> helped me a lot is spending time with an experienced photographer.
> > > After a
> > > >> few years of trial and error, and asking questions of more
> > knowledgeable
> > > >> people, I'm happy with my skill level as a photography hobbyist in a
> > > >> variety of situations. I hope that the new user Commons
> Photographers
> > > group
> > > >> will facilitate knowledge exchange, improve camaraderie, and
> consider
> > > ways
> > > >> to improve access to equipment -- especially for photographers in
> > > >> situations where resources are scarce and potential for valuable
> > > >> open-source contributions are very high.
> > > >>
> > > >> What's making you happy this week?
> > > >>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] February 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#5)

2017-02-04 Thread Oloruntoba Oyeyele
Thanks for this update. Most especially, it's interesting to know the
renewed focus on the African community. Thanks alot for attending Wiki
Indaba as well!

Regards.

Sam.
Wikimedia UserGroup Nigeria

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 3:59 AM, Katherine Maher 
wrote:

> Hello everyone!
>
> The update the past two weeks were delayed while I joined members of our
> African community in Ghana for WikiIndaba 2017 and participated in
> organization-wide quarterly reviews.
>
> This is a long email. In summary, you will find information on:
>
>- The core movement strategy team
>- Team tracks being developed
>- The Community Process Steering Committee
>- Strategy discussions being planned for Wikimedia Conference 2017
>- The results of preliminary discussions at
>- Wikimedia Foundation's All Hands gathering
>- Wikimedia movement affiliates executive directors gathering in
>Switzerland
>- The WikiIndaba conference 2017
>
> First, a quick note from Ghana: congratulations to the WikiIndaba
> organizers for a high-energy, high-quality event. The program was engaging,
> highly relevant, and thought-provoking around the future of our movement in
> Africa. It was great to see people from across the continent, from Algeria
> to South Africa, Uganda to Nigeria. If you are reading this from anywhere
> else in the world, and haven’t had a chance to get to know our communities
> in Africa, you should check out these blog posts about the first Africa
> de-stubathon[1] and the third annual Wiki Loves Africa - and mark your
> calendars for Wikimania Cape Town 2018!
>
> Over the past couple weeks, the core strategy team discussed the
> distribution of these updates, and the likelihood that we’re not reaching
> enough people in the community with these notifications. We want to make
> sure everyone has the opportunity to participate in conversations and
> discussions.
>
> As such, the Foundation’s Community Engagement and Communications
> departments are working on plans to increase the distribution of our
> updates to different places and on different channels beyond Wikimedia-l
> (such as other mailing lists, social media groups, and more). *We need your
> help to get the word out so as many communities as possible can make their
> voices heard. *Where do your communities gather? *We welcome your
> suggestions on where we should share these and other updates.*
>
>
> *Core movement strategy team*
>
> As I shared in my last update, the core team who will help facilitate the
> movement strategy process is coming together. They have the experience to
> do the work we need to do—from deep strategic consideration to long-time
> knowledge of Wikimedia.
>
> The core team[2] is composed of individuals from the Wikimedia Foundation
> and williamsworks:[3]
>
>- Whitney Williams, williamsworks
>- Ed Bland, williamsworks
>- Shannon Keith, williamsworks
>- Guillaume Paumier, Senior Analyst, Wikimedia Foundation
>- Suzie Nussel, organizational strategy consultant, Wikimedia Foundation
>
> *To be clear - this team will not be determining the strategic direction.
> The Wikimedia movement will, together. *Instead, the core team’s
> responsibility is to shepherd the overall process and keep everyone
> involved and engaged. The architects (Whitney, Ed, Guillaume) will
> co-design the conversations within our communities and beyond, and help
> transform these conversations into meaningful, informed summaries and
> proposed direction. They will work in close collaboration with, and seek
> counsel from, track leads, working groups, and volunteer advisors. The
> project/stakeholder managers (Suzie and Shannon) will work with track leads
> to drive engagement, coordinate the tracks and support them as needed, as
> well as manage tasks, deadlines, and budgets for the overall process.
>
> We had an opportunity to introduce the core team at the January metrics
> meeting, and you can find that here.[4]
>
> *Team tracks (A-D)*
>
> Our proposal is to identify different audiences within our Wikimedia
> communities and organize  "tracks" of information sharing and dialogue that
> meet the unique needs of those different audience. Each track would have a
> working group who would advise the core team on the best way to engage that
> track’s respective communities. While these are still evolving, the four
> tracks we are currently considering are:
>
>- *Track A - Organized groups* - Would coordinate efforts related to
>Wikimedia organized groups, which include the Wikimedia movement
>affiliates,[5] Funds Dissemination Committee, Affiliations Committee,
> the
>WMF Board, Foundation and affiliate staffs, and other organized or
>semi-organized groups that help support the movement, such as GLAM-wiki.
>- *Track B - Individual contributors* - Would coordinate efforts related
>to engaging individual contributors, such as editors, curators, and
>volunteer developers,