Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Korea

2019-04-25 Thread Pharos
I was very glad to meet several of those involved at Wikimania Cape Town, and am very pleased to congratulate them on their long work on Wikimedia Korea coming to fruition. Thank you to AffCom and the BoT, and let's hope this is not the last new chapter / thematic org of 2019! Thanks, Richard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-16 Thread Pharos
orporate rebranding around our most popular product is a good thing to do at this stage in the evolution of our movement. Thanks, Pharos On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 2:01 PM Paulo Santos Perneta < paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote: > When I joined Wikimedia in 2009 I also tried WikiNews, which l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Social: non-profit social networking service ?

2018-08-14 Thread Pharos
interface tied to SUL) might provide a good path forward, though I imagine it would require significant investment. Thanks, Pharos On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:38 AM, Quim Gil wrote: > Hi Sylvain! > > (Let me add the disclaimer that opinions are mine and don't represent the > views of th

[Wikimedia-l] Met Open Access Artworks Challenge

2017-05-15 Thread Pharos
: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Met_Open_Access_Artworks_ Challenge/Participants Thanks, Pharos ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New

Re: [Wikimedia-l] machine translation

2017-05-02 Thread Pharos
I think it all depends on the level of engagement of the human translator. When the tool is used in the right way, it is a fantastic tool. Maybe we can find better methods to nudge people toward taking their time and really doing work on their translations. Thanks, Pharos On Tue, May 2, 2017

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia

2017-04-30 Thread Pharos
The Wikipedia aspect was highlighted on the BBC and other sites in earlier stories, before the other events happened. Thanks, Pharos On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Now on the front page of the New York Times website: > https://www.nytimes.co

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

2016-05-03 Thread Pharos
cided by open public meeting on April 13, 2016." I think it might be best to make that whole section publicly viewable. Thanks, Pharos On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:24 PM, Andrew Gray <andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk> wrote: > Yes, for clarity, this is what I meant - a public list of who has >

[Wikimedia-l] Middle East / North African Artists Month

2016-04-29 Thread Pharos
/Art_of_the_Middle_East Thanks, Pharos ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia NYC proposal to broaden WMF nominations - submit today

2016-03-19 Thread Pharos
of the newer candidates have received endorsements from other chapters as well (even before our public vote). Thanks, Pharos Wikimedia NYC On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 6:19 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Pharos for making this offer and for outlining what your chapter > vo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Pharos
Congratulations, Katherine! She is an excellent choice to navigate us through for this difficult time. Thanks, Pharos On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:55 PM, Patricio Lorente < patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello all, > > I’m happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation lead

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia NYC proposal to broaden WMF nominations - submit today

2016-03-08 Thread Pharos
On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 11:02 PM, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi fellow Wikimedians, > > Wikimedia NYC is interested in opening up and diversifying the Wikimedia > Foundation board nominations process (beyond the typical chapter-affiliated > candidates),

Re: [Wikimedia-l] last day to nominate for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees...

2016-03-07 Thread Pharos
'WikiWednesday' public meeting, to be determined by an open vote of attendees at that meeting. We also commit to having a vote at our public meeting in April or May to make our chapter's decision for the actual elections. Feel free to write to us beforehand if you have questions. Thanks, Pharos Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement representation vs WMF board reform

2016-02-28 Thread Pharos
gy project) Should the WMF BoT devolve aspects related to Wikimania and related regional meetings? Thanks, Pharos On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Emmanuel Engelhart <kel...@kiwix.org> wrote: > On 28.02.2016 15:53, Brion Vibber wrote: > > I just want to split out a concept that c

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-26 Thread Pharos
This classic science fiction novel comes to mind... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Canticle_for_Leibowitz And a shout-out to User:Daniel The Monk, our resident NYC Monastapedian :) Thanks, Pharos On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:51 AM, Ed Saperia <edsape...@gmail.com> wrote: > A Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Georgia Piedmont Wikimedians

2016-02-25 Thread Pharos
Mazel tov, y'all! Looking forward to more continental wiki-campaigns with this dynamic Atlanta-based group. Thanks, Pharos Wikimedia NYC On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Keegan Peterzell <keegan.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Carlos M. Colina <ma...@wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-25 Thread Pharos
fer in San Francisco and Berlin. Thanks, Pharos On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 12:16 PM, Denny Vrandecic <dvrande...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Thanks to all the answers to my response. I am still reading them, and I > probably will not be able to answer to all in a timely manner (I have to > wor

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

2016-02-19 Thread Pharos
imania as a > > > universal connector. I too want there to be a community thing that > > builds > > > interpersonal connections and is accessible to every community member > at > > > low cost. But that thing cannot be a $2,000-net-cost week-long > > > co

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

2016-02-17 Thread Pharos
Thanks, Ellie and Chris, this historical experience should be very helpful for future discussions! Best, Pharos On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 5:06 PM, Chris Schilling <cschill...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hey folks, > > Ellie has put together a summarized budget including revenue and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] US Copyright Law Forces Wikimedia to remove Public Domain Anne Frank Diary

2016-02-16 Thread Pharos
, Pharos On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 1:39 PM, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> wrote: > Hi Jonathan, > > We all realize how sensitive a subject this is. Not only because of the > reasons you give, but also for the obvious reason that this is a highly > influential and

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

2016-02-10 Thread Pharos
sco indeed shouldn't be conflated with funding of US volunteer-based activities. If anyone else is interested in organizing regionally in any part of the US / North America, feel free to get in touch; Wikimedia NYC and others would be very glad to help you :) Thanks, Pharos On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voting formula was Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-02-01 Thread Pharos
I think an analysis of the past Wikimedia community election results, with a variety of different voting (and counting) methods, could show the best path toward achieving diversity in elected seats, without necesarilly resorting to quotas or separate contests. Thanks, Pharos On Sun, Jan 31, 2016

[Wikimedia-l] Meta is apparently down

2016-01-26 Thread Pharos
https://meta.wikimedia.org/ Thanks, Pharos ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meta is apparently down

2016-01-26 Thread Pharos
nd_Meta_seem_to_be_redirecting_to_the_WMF_site > > > > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote: > > > Also Commons, and anything else at *.wikimedia.org. Apparently, "Bad > > deployment, being reverted currently." > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Beyond the Board (was: WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google)

2016-01-13 Thread Pharos
I want to say that the *draft* of the idea to > > make community assembly have been published by Pharos: > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_Council_Compact > > > > I think it is a good idea to have a sort of community council. To give > credit,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Something

2016-01-03 Thread Pharos
Let us have our movement new year's resolution be for an acronym-free 2016! Thanks, Pharos On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > NDA = Non-Disclosure Agreement[1] > > (and while we're at it, the acronym IEP opaquely deployed by Pine in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Pharos
Looks wonderful, this is a model to build upon in future. Thanks, Pharos On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Wes Moran <wmo...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Great work and a nice process. > > On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On toxic communities

2015-11-15 Thread Pharos
e than us? Would our comparable metric be the % of bigoted comments per article, per talk page discussion, per time that an editor spends at the project? I would think that encountering bigoted comments on 1 in 50 discussions would still be pretty significant. Thanks, Pharos On Sun, Nov 15, 2015

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

2015-06-18 Thread Pharos
I'm here to confirm that I've seen the same issue in over almost every wiki-workshop. Part of the problem is the lack of prominence of the notice, and also the CAPTCHA often being hidden below the fold. I would not be averse to experiment in just turning it off for a bit. Thanks, Pharos On Thu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaus-l] Mark your calendars for Wiknic 2015

2015-06-13 Thread Pharos
I agree that we should welcome a broad range of collaborative communities to the local Wiknics, especially other free/open projects like OpenStreetMap. Start a Wiknic for your city, in your local park! Thanks, Pharos On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 2:14 PM, Rob Schnautz bobthewikiped...@gmail.com wrote

[Wikimedia-l] Election Announcement

2015-06-01 Thread Pharos
Nominations are now being accepted for the July 2015 MCOTM :) (With apologies to the hard work of the WMF elections committee!) Thanks, Pharos ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-29 Thread Pharos
, that it is not yet in Unicode, and also that it is written vertically rather than horizontally, but progress has been made on this with a MediaWiki software extension by the SignWriting community. Thanks, Pharos On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meta Collaboration of the Month

2015-05-26 Thread Pharos
, Pharos On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 12:58 PM, Pharos pharosofalexand...@gmail.com wrote: My fellow Wikimedians, I started this as a way to improve important meta pages that have eroded in usefulness over the years - vote for one or more of them for the June 2015 collaboration, and feel free

[Wikimedia-l] Meta Collaboration of the Month

2015-05-20 Thread Pharos
/Meta_Collaboration_of_the_Month (Truly the most important electoral decision facing our movement currently.) Thanks, Pharos ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New financing model for editations

2015-03-19 Thread Pharos
I can attest that there are indeed many cases where $50 or $75 in bus or gas money can make a big difference for volunteers, even in the United States. There is long way between intercontinental plane tickets and offering no financial assistance at all. Thanks, Pharos On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 10

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: It's the end

2014-12-19 Thread Pharos
For those unfamiliar with the glories of the United States Postal Service, a P.O. Box is simply a rented mail slot in a public post office. Thanks, Pharos On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel it...@wikimedia.org.il wrote: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 98204

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community RfCs about MediaViewer

2014-07-11 Thread Pharos
on it) affects the average reader's perception and consciousness of the licensing information? Thanks, Pharos ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wicnik reminder

2014-06-26 Thread Pharos
variant), for July 6 or another date! And we now have this shortcut domain: http://wiknic.org Thanks, Pharos On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 4:37 PM, R W romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Brilliant idea !! Therefore we organize also a Wicnik in the south of Netherlands, so also Belgians, Germans

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

2014-06-07 Thread Pharos
. There were exactly 0 employees on the organizing committee, and exactly 0 employees who did the preparation. This was an entirely volunteer-run conference. Thanks, Pharos On 07/06/2014, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Craig Franklin wrote: I think there's something of a lesson here

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-08 Thread Pharos
Maybe a simple solution to this is just having more process for which still frame to use for any MOTD video. Thanks, Richard (User:Pharos) On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM, Benjamin Lees emufarm...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Kevin Gorman kgor...@gmail.com wrote: Can

[Wikimedia-l] WikiConference USA - almost here!

2014-05-06 Thread Pharos
I am very pleased to announce that WikiConference USA is less than 30 days away! Over the last few months, Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC have been collecting curated submissions on a diversity of wiki and free/open knowledge-related topics (with tracks on Community, Tech, Outreach, GLAM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiConference USA Announcement

2014-03-18 Thread Pharos
us and help us spread the word! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki /File:WikiCon_USA_2014_Press_Release_v1.pdf Thanks, Richard (User:Pharos) Wikimedia NYC On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Pharos pharosofalexand...@gmail.comwrote: I am very pleased to announce that Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC

[Wikimedia-l] Programmatic experience in past 2 years (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-11 Thread Pharos
Certainly, in the last 2 years and before, a handful of Wikimedia volunteer groups have been quite as active and organized as those currently being classified as User Groups - only the option of being recognized as User Groups did not exist for them at the time of their founding. And it is a good

[Wikimedia-l] WikiConference USA Announcement

2014-01-28 Thread Pharos
I am very pleased to announce that Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC are working in collaboration to host the first national Wikimedia conference in the United States! Here are the details for the conference: Dates: Friday, May 30, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014 Location: New York Law School (185 West

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WikiConference USA Announcement

2014-01-28 Thread Pharos
I am very pleased to announce that Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC are working in collaboration to host the first national Wikimedia conference in the United States! Here are the details for the conference: Dates: Friday, May 30, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014 Location: New York Law School (185 West

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WCA Quest for the Cool Name

2013-08-06 Thread Pharos
A reminder that there's still some time to for cross-fertilization of cool name ideas, for the artist formerly known as the WCA: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Quest_for_the_Cool_Name Thanks, Richard (User:Pharos) On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Markus Glaser

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

2013-02-25 Thread Pharos
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl wrote: 2013/2/25 Nathan nawr...@gmail.com: That's one way of looking at it. Another is that the WCA is an activity chapters can choose to participate in, or choose not to. To the extent the WCA intends to represent its

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

2013-02-25 Thread Pharos
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: That means the only votes belong to those on the Council; this could be easily resolved by other chapters becoming members, as has been said, but presumably some who have refused so far... do so because they have to accept the

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

2013-02-25 Thread Pharos
I see your point, and I agree that proposing to modify the bylaws would not be a practical option for us now. Perhaps, though, we might come up with some informal processes for broader pan-chapter input before then... Thanks, Richard (User:Pharos) On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Fae

[Wikimedia-l] Great American Wiknic June 2012

2012-06-01 Thread Pharos
Hi Wikimedians, If you're anywhere in the United States around June 23, we would like to invite you to join the 2nd annual Great American Wiknic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiknic Now in 17 cities (add yours today!): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiknic#2012_Wiknic