Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons tagging and/versus categorization

2014-05-19 Thread Rand McRanderson
The difference between categories and tags is semantic but those semantics determine how the feature is used. I suppose from an abstract technical perspective what is needed is different classes of category-like objects based on the purpose it should serve and displayed separately and possibly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-10 Thread Rand McRanderson
I wonder if we could do a survey of readers from underrepresented groups. Even if a group is underrepresented as editors that doesn't mean they ate underrepresented as readers (for example women) (plus survey results could be cited in potential deletion discussions) We may want to think about the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some of Wikipedia's most important tools are broken

2013-09-09 Thread Rand McRanderson
Maybe it is time to consider taking highly useful but less maintained bots and adding them to Wikipedia architecture. Wmf can offer (not force) to take them over. On Sep 9, 2013 2:22 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Sarah Stierch, 09/09/2013 19:26: Yeah..I've noticed that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread Rand McRanderson
I think the key here is not to keep more information about users than necessary. Of course, there is the question of if the NSA asks for our checkuser data. I am relatively confident of WMF's honesty here. They have been pretty concerned about user privacy in general (I am sure that there is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero wins!

2013-03-17 Thread Rand McRanderson
Orkut used to dominate outside US and Europe. Then Google took over, neglected it and Facebook moved in. Classic big company takes small company and forgets about it On Mar 17, 2013 11:39 AM, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton wrote: Facebook here is more used than Google and