Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-03-05 Thread Renée Bagslint
Does it make sense to have more articles in a language than can be curated by the volunteers who speak that language? This has already happened on the Englisg-language Wikipedia where the five million articles have simply overwhelmed the capability of the few thousand active contributors to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-29 Thread Renée Bagslint
Does the Foundation have any standing to enforce the copyright, since that belongs to the individual contributors? On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 12:12 AM, James Salsman wrote: > Attribution is often considered impractical, but providing the source > date along with e.g. the

[Wikimedia-l] Duty of care

2018-01-29 Thread Renée Bagslint
Looking at a couple of situations that have arisen recently on one of the projects, where the health and well-being of volunteers might have been affected by their participation, I wonder where we can find a clear statement of the Foundation's Duty of Care towards the volunteers? I looked on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board statement endorsing future resourcing and direction of the movement

2018-01-29 Thread Renée Bagslint
The list can be summarised as - Spend more on staff - Spend more on chapters - Get more money - Get more money - Get more money - Spend more money We notice that such minor matters as produce more content, produce better content, support content contributors, disseminate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership of Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department

2018-01-07 Thread Renée Bagslint
I'm glad to hear that as Chief Creative Officer, Heather will "oversee the organization and movement’s voice, tone, and visual assets, and how they are incorporated into everything from our recent awareness videos to our press statements." It would be good to know exactly who "we" are in this. It

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2018-01-01 Thread Renée Bagslint
I'm surprised that this whole thing is even an issue at this late date. Considering the importance to the projects of recruiting and retaining contrbutors, how is it possible to be in a position where the various projects do not have a comprehensive understanding of, and well-researched

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia mocks expert contributor

2017-11-29 Thread Renée Bagslint
Robert Fernandez thinks it is "remarkably inappopriate" to put the phrase "*experts **are scum"* in quotation marks as if it were a quotation from the Signpost. No. This is a quotation, which perhaps he did not recognise, from a rather long-standing and well-known essay,

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia mocks expert contributor

2017-11-25 Thread Renée Bagslint
A recent Signpost piece, "Good faith gibberish", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2017-11-24/Humour=811658169 chooses to mock the claimed incomprehensibility of certain Wikipedia articles, two of which are mathematics articles by the same author. There are