[Wikimedia-l] Toxic vs Non-toxic (Re: Fram en.wp office yearlock block)

2019-07-05 Thread Richard Ames
On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 09:32, Nathan wrote: > > Yes, the environment is full of toxic people. This has always been true, > and yet it exists. > Most people are non toxic in my city and in Wikipedia. Nathan's point is correct - it won't change and WMF can't fix it. Richard.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] August 2018 "Community Metrics and Activities Meeting"

2018-08-05 Thread Richard Ames
I think Rupert has a point. I would consider getting up at 5AM for a general conversation but not to be bored. More loose, fun would be good. I can't do the end of this month - will be travelling. Cheers, Richard. On Monday, 6 August 2018, rupert THURNER wrote: > pine, i find the lack

[Wikimedia-l] Volunteering and Appreciation (was: Appropriation of the Wikimedia Blog by the WMF)

2018-06-09 Thread Richard Ames
Micru, I think a lot of us care. I wish you well! Some time ago I tried to put some thoughts around volunteering at the WMF. I thought it needed to be better planed / managed. I could not get enough interest to progress the conversation. You may wish to read

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A fundraising banner we'd like to try in a short test

2017-11-14 Thread Richard Ames
I like it! as it doesn't cover up the article I came to read. Contrary to Liam, it worked well for me in Linux/Firefox and Linux/Chrome. Regards, Richard. On 15 November 2017 at 09:12, Samuel Patton wrote: > Hi all, it's Sam from the online fundraising team. I wanted to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The PR industry has a lot to answer for (What make me happy)

2017-04-15 Thread Richard Ames
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/apr/15/journalism-faces-a-crisis-worldwide-we-might-be-entering-a-new-dark-age?utm_source=esp_medium=Email_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout_term=221852=9147979=ema_632 On 16 April 2017 at 07:09, Richard Ames <rich...@ames.id.au>

[Wikimedia-l] The PR industry has a lot to answer for (What make me happy)

2017-04-15 Thread Richard Ames
With all the paid editing issues we see; this caused me to smile and laugh (and cry): http://www.smh.com.au/comment/-gvl21i.html Regards, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

[Wikimedia-l] Moderation duties

2017-02-05 Thread Richard Ames
I've decided to relieve myself of the moderator job. The current moderators are listed at the bottom of the listinfo page at https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l Best wishes, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free culture, Mission to empower, and Community Process Steering Committee

2017-02-02 Thread Richard Ames
Please don't answer these questions (at least to the list). James - I have put you on moderation. Please desist with direct questions to other list members and avoid the use of the personal pronoun 'you'. Please focus on the purpose of this list --- as listed in the links at the bottom of every

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania - annually, with South Africa in 2018?

2016-07-08 Thread Richard Ames
-- Forwarded message -- From: Christophe Henner Date: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 1:04 PM Subject: Re: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania - annually, with South Africa in 2018? To: "Wikimania General List, (open subscription)" My bad I

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania - annually, with South Africa in 2018?

2016-07-08 Thread Richard Ames
Forwarded as germane to current conversation on wikimedia-l -- Forwarded message -- From: Christophe Henner Date: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 12:18 PM Subject: Re: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania - annually, with South Africa in 2018? To: "Wikimania General List, (open

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-05-24 Thread Richard Ames
Gregory - Thanks for the great response! Richard. On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Gregory Varnum wrote: > Greetings, > > Thank you to everyone for your questions and thoughts regarding the Wikimedia > Foundation's Form 990.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board meeting minutes

2016-05-11 Thread Richard Ames
Also please consider adding times to the minutes. The meeting opening time was there it would be useful to know the times when people join and leave the meeting, when the meeting goes into 'executive session' and when the meeting closes. Regards, Richard. On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 5:37 AM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-02 Thread Richard Ames
Seems a good guide: https://www.governanceinstitute.com.au/media/428696/gov-inst_bestpracticeminutes_2014.pdf R/R ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] My posts going to spam

2016-02-29 Thread Richard Ames
Please see: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/email-service-providers-send-tofrom-yahoo-mail-addresses-sln24016.html for the explanation of the issue Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

[Wikimedia-l] Vendors and Transparency

2016-02-29 Thread Richard Ames
'Deals' and other 'preferential' arrangements can be easily avoided The WMF can deal with others in public at competitive rates. If the vendor wishes to make donations to the WMF they can do so and get a tax deduction! Regards, Richard. On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Andreas Kolbe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a *volunteer* organization

2016-02-28 Thread Richard Ames
See: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Volunteer_Management#References On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 7:02 AM, Brion Vibber wrote: > Two distinct issues, I think: > > 2) about support for volunteers to get stuff done effectively: ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on WMF-Community dynamics

2016-02-27 Thread Richard Ames
Chris and all, We need to define what communities we are talking about. I put together a page https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Volunteer_Management trying to define some of this. The references on the page are worth reading (I think the page and attached talk page are also Richard. On

[Wikimedia-l] Please change the subject when replying to Digests....

2016-02-22 Thread Richard Ames
and if another writer makes the mistake --- Please try to correct it. Regards, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Over-opinionated

2016-01-02 Thread Richard Ames
Yes, please slow down the conversation and reduce the alarmist tones Regards, Richard (one of your moderators) On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 3:16 PM, billinghurst wrote: > The whole process of James sacking from and by the Board is disturbing > to many of us. At this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Mailing List Barnstar? (for Pine?)

2015-12-30 Thread Richard Ames
And he is well under the soft limit! https://stats.wikimedia.org/mail-lists/wikimedia-l.html Happy New Year, Richard. On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 1:39 PM, Tito Dutta wrote: > Just now I was talking to User:Pine on-wiki and I informed him that I > thoroughly enjoyed some of his

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

2015-12-16 Thread Richard Ames
This thread (subject) looks like it could bring lots of different thoughts, ideas, suggestions, etc. Please (Please, Please) --- if your message is mainly on a new topic / thought / etc; Send a new message, with a new subject line. Thank you, Richard.

[Wikimedia-l] Sick of the subject "(no subject)"

2015-12-04 Thread Richard Ames
If anybody posts another message or reply with the subject "(no subject)"... they go on moderation for at least a week. Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sick of the subject "(no subject)"

2015-12-04 Thread Richard Ames
most > > likely a bug in gmail causing it. > > > > You can always create a filter in your email client of choosing if you > > don't want to see what, the two(?) threads that are active atm. > > > > On 4 December 2015 at 19:55, Richard Ames <rich...@ames.id.a

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l subject line filtering

2015-12-04 Thread Richard Ames
I have added filters to catch these messages as suggested in: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T120314 Regards, Richard. On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 1:54 AM, Liam Wyatt wrote: > On Friday, 4 December 2015, Chris Keating > wrote: > > > Possibly now

[Wikimedia-l] A moderator's Pleas

2015-12-03 Thread Richard Ames
All - Please use a new subject line when introducing a new topic. Please start the thread with a new message (not a reply) to wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org More frequent posters: please consider the soft limit of 30 posts per month... see: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l Regards,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2015-11-20 Thread Richard Ames
Please drop this thread / subject. Concentrate on issues not people. Regards, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Design] 'Design team' in Wikimedia contexts

2015-11-17 Thread Richard Ames
On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Pine W wrote: > FWIW, Foundation staff members have told me more than once that they don't > entirely understand WMF's org chart. > > My understanding is that the org chart is missing important pieces like > consultants. And volunteers!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WLM Brasil 2015 - Winners / Numbers

2015-10-31 Thread Richard Ames
Please slow this conversation down and do not personalise it. Regards, Richard ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

[Wikimedia-l] Mailing list maintenance

2015-09-18 Thread Richard Ames
the mailing list will be off-line (all Wikimedia mailing lists) for up to 3 hours starting at Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:00:00 PM UTC Regards, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

[Wikimedia-l] Mailing list may be offline for up to 4 hours

2015-09-08 Thread Richard Ames
"We have scheduled an upgrade of mailman (https://lists.wikimedia.org) for: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 2:00:00 PM UTC ( 7:00 AM PDT, 16:00 CEST) The scheduled mainteance window is 4 hours (or less). During this time please expect all the mailing lists (web interface and email) to be down."

[Wikimedia-l] Move on to another subject.... (was: Re: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising)

2015-09-06 Thread Richard Ames
I think it is time to move on to another subject so lets consider this one closed. Regards, Richard (one of your moderators) ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Wikipedia rocked by 'rogue editors' blackmail scam targeting small businesses and celebrities"

2015-09-01 Thread Richard Ames
This is covered in depth at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Long-term_abuse/Orangemoody Good job to wikimedians and the WMF! Regards, Richard. On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Matt Campbell wrote: > ICYMI... > > >

[Wikimedia-l] Announcements - a note from one of your moderators.

2015-07-27 Thread Richard Ames
Please send announcements to the *WikimediaAnnounce-l *list; they will be automatically sent to to this list. See https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Wikimedia_Announce for guidelines as to what is appropriate. Discussions based on the announcements should be posted here. Thanks and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation rules for this mailing list

2015-06-09 Thread Richard Ames
See: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and their talk pages. Regards, Richard. On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 8:57 AM, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: snip Who's ready to take that first step? I'd be happy to engage

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Report from the Wikimedia Foundation

2015-01-28 Thread Richard Ames
Agreed, it looks great! Is there a PDF version available or will there be? Where, please? Thanks, Richard. On 29/01/15 07:07, Heather Walls wrote: Dear everyone! I’m happy to share with you the Annual Report from the Wikimedia Foundation for 2014 -- Knowledge is a foundation

[Wikimedia-l] March is WikiWomen's History Month

2015-01-12 Thread Richard Ames
Forwarded Message Subject:March is WikiWomen's History Month Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:12:48 -0800 From: Sarah Stierch sarah.stie...@gmail.com To: wikimedia-l-ow...@lists.wikimedia.org Hello! Can you please forward the following message to your mailing list -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Creation of the Volunteer Supporters Network

2014-11-27 Thread Richard Ames
Please see my comment / question at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Volunteer_Supporters_Network Regards, Richard. On 27/11/14 20:09, Dirk Franke wrote: Hi everyone, many Wikimedia organizations have their own programs or initiatives dedicated to volunteer/community support as well as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [OpenAccess] New Wikipedia Library Signups: Free Research Accounts!

2014-11-05 Thread Richard Ames
Forwarded as requested: From: Raymond Leonard raymond.f.leonard...@gmail.com To: Wikimedia GLAM collaboration [Public] g...@lists.wikimedia.org Cc: Open Access discussions openacc...@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia Libraries librar...@lists.wikimedia.org, wikipedi...@lists.wikimedia.org,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Odder on moderation?!

2014-08-12 Thread Richard Ames
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 12/08/14 20:23, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: Hi, Has Odder / Tomasz Kozłowski been put on moderation? Yes. I'm informed his emails sent to this list havent come through to the list for nearly 24 hrs, and he has not been notified of having

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

2014-08-03 Thread Richard Ames
Russavia - If you are serious about this allegation - go to the police. I have placed your address on moderation. Regards, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

[Wikimedia-l] Possible additions to the moderation guidelines being discussed

2014-07-18 Thread Richard Ames
Possible additions to the moderation guidelines are being discussed at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Mailing_lists/Guidelines Regards, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Interest in a community strategic planning meeting?

2014-07-14 Thread Richard Ames
On 14/07/14 17:25, Pine W wrote: Hi community members, snip Topics of possible discussion regarding our relationship with WMF: 1. Strategic options, such as finding alternative organizations to WMF for hosting Wikimedia sites or creating a new hosting organization that is aligned with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: List administration policy

2014-07-14 Thread Richard Ames
Fæ an Theo have made some good points please have a look at the talk page of the guidelines and suggest what may be moved to the guidelines themselves or BB possible more discussion needed. Richard. On 13/07/14 00:16, Theo10011 wrote: On Sat, Jul 12, 2014, Richard Ames rich

[Wikimedia-l] WMF's volunteers

2014-07-14 Thread Richard Ames
Since the brouhaha of May 2013 I've been thinking the relationship between the foundation and it's volunteers. I have assembled some references and thoughts at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ariconte/Volunteer_Management I would welcome edits and/or talk page contributions.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Do Over

2014-07-13 Thread Richard Ames
On 13/07/14 15:07, Milos Rancic wrote: On Jul 13, 2014 4:20 AM, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: Please, let us drop this subject. Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: List administration policy

2014-07-11 Thread Richard Ames
I think it is very difficult to have hard 'rules'. The guidelines have been published and are referred to in the footer of each messages sent from this list. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines I have added a link to these to the list info page at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I just signed “FIFA: Build a memorial to honour the workers who lost their lives building the stadiums”

2014-07-02 Thread Richard Ames
Off topic. Please don't send such mails to this list. Regards, Richard. On 03/07/14 07:26, koteche mcintosh wrote: Hi, I've just signed the following petition -- The greatest collection of shared knowledge in history. Help Wikipedia, participate now: http://wikimedia.org/

[Wikimedia-l] Number of volunteers. (Was: How many volunteers (not editors) ...?)

2014-07-01 Thread Richard Ames
/Volunteer_Coordinator ?? Regards, Richard. On 22/06/14 21:12, Richard Ames wrote: Is there a listing of the volunteer positions which work for the Wikimedia Foundation? snip How many are there? Regards, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

[Wikimedia-l] Volunteer vs Work (Was: How many volunteers (not editors)...????)

2014-07-01 Thread Richard Ames
I don't see the contradiction. If a person volunteers to do a job and the organisation accepts them; why wouldn't that be considered work? Regards, Richard. On 22/06/14 21:59, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Wikimedia volunteers are self-organised, why would there be a list? Richard Ames, 22

[Wikimedia-l] How many volunteers (not editors) does the movement have????

2014-06-22 Thread Richard Ames
Is there a listing of the volunteer positions which work for the Wikimedia Foundation? I can think of several areas people volunteer in: system operators, software development, public relations, correspondence management (OTRS), list moderation, event management, conflict resolution

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How many volunteers (not editors) does the movement have????

2014-06-22 Thread Richard Ames
I agree they are but I'm interested in other volunteers who may or may not be editors.  Thanks, Richard Original message From: Dirk Franke dirk.fra...@wikimedia.de Date: 22/06/2014 21:21 (GMT+10:00) To: rich...@ames.id.au,Wikimedia Mailing List

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 10, Issue 23 -- 18 June 2014

2014-06-21 Thread Richard Ames
I would like to publicly thank the contributors to the Signpost; most are listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Newsroom Thanks, Richard. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

[Wikimedia-l] Moderation (was Wikiconference USA in the media)

2014-06-14 Thread Richard Ames
I have set the moderation bit on Russavia's address for a limited time. I've asked Russavia to focus on issues only; in the spirit of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Civility Regards, Richard. On 14/06/14 05:21, Russavia wrote: Ira, Don't lecture me about what is and isn't

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine's anniversary

2014-05-31 Thread Richard Ames
- оригінальне повідомлення - Тема: Wikimedia Ukraine's anniversary Від кого: Levon Azizian levonaziz...@bigmir.net Кому: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Копія: Правління Вікімедіа Україна bo...@wikimedia.in.ua Відправлено: 31.05.2014 18:40, Today, our organization celebrates

[Wikimedia-l] Quoting, etc.

2014-05-03 Thread Richard Ames
A gentle note from one of your moderators . Please when writing to the list: only quote (or repeat) what is necessary. There is no need to repeat the entire conversation - We have all seen it before! The etc. part: There are some useful guidelines at

[Wikimedia-l] Hotmail fatal bounces

2014-03-20 Thread Richard Ames
Hotmail has bounced many connections with a 'fatal' error code: 550 SC-004. This happened at about 0015 on 19 March (UTC). Looking at Hotmail's error page at: http://mail.live.com/mail/troubleshooting.aspx#errors says it was rejected for Policy reasons The result is many (all?) hotmail

[Wikimedia-l] Moodbar gone????

2013-02-05 Thread Richard Ames
From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:FeedbackDashboard I get: No such special page Have I missed the demise of this tool or is something broken? Regards, Richard. -- We’ve created the greatest collection of shared knowledge in history. Help Wikipedia, Contribute now:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] deliberately lowered fundraising growth rate (was: Fundraising updates?)

2012-12-22 Thread Richard Ames
Donors donate based on perceived value received. End of story. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-12 Thread Richard Ames
James - Thanks for the opportunity to road test your work and to ignore it if I want. Open is what it is all about.. Regards, Richard. On 12/12/12 14:30, James Forrester wrote: snip Why launch now? We want our community of existing editors to get an idea of what the VisualEditor will