Re: [Wikimedia-l] Suggesting moderation

2016-07-26 Thread Richard Symonds
Generally, it is better to discuss it privately with the list admins. This prevents the worst side of mailing lists: a one-sided dogpile on an individual, who, disruptive or not, should get a fair hearing by the person(s) whose job it is to moderate. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 100k articles written with Content Translation tool

2016-07-18 Thread Richard Symonds
Marvellous! It's a fantastic bit of kit. Well done all involved. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The end

2016-05-17 Thread Richard Symonds
tangentially-related discussions, I think. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ArticlePlaceholder now live on first 4 Wikipedias

2016-05-12 Thread Richard Symonds
Fantastic work! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Kenya - copyright infringement

2016-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
No - Swahili is the language spoken in Kenya (officially), although other languages are used too. There is no "Kenyan Wikipedia" as far as I'm aware! On 11 Apr 2016 02:36, "Gnangarra" wrote: > wouldnt wikipedia kenya be at ke.wikipedia.org not wikipedia.or.ke > > On 10

Re: [Wikimedia-l] User interaction on Wikipedia --call for submissions

2016-03-19 Thread Richard Symonds
Thanks Moushira :-) On 16 Mar 2016 16:55, "Moushira Elamrawy" wrote: > Hello again, > > I see that we have an interesting input here. > > Let me add further context, not to give any excuses but to put things in > their perspective. This has nothing do to with corporate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Maps-l] Wiki maps news and updates

2016-03-15 Thread Richard Symonds
Indeed. Can't wait for a full rollout! On 15 Mar 2016 18:57, "Cornelius Kibelka" wrote: > Wow, this looks amazing! I'm looking forward to use it other Wikis, > especially Wikipedia and Meta. > > Thank you for your great work! > > On 15 March 2016 at 12:27, Magnus

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Colorado User Group

2016-03-06 Thread Richard Symonds
Fantastic! Great to see communities spreading over the mid-US. Can't wait to see a MO group! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th

[Wikimedia-l] Free as in beer

2016-02-29 Thread Richard Symonds
t they say: *"copy them, tear them to pieces, bastardise them, adapt them, but most of all, enjoy them. They are well travelled but with plenty of miles still left on the clock. Just remember to share your brews, and share your results. Sharing is caring."* I guess "free as in beer&qu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anybody alive?

2016-02-24 Thread Richard Symonds
I'm not actually here, I'm a sockpuppet using my wife's laptop. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Seddon joins the Advancement team

2016-02-10 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations Seddon! Ti'n seren! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A

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

2016-01-29 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations María! It's good to see you on the board. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Footer link fix request

2015-12-18 Thread Richard Symonds
I've redirected the link to go to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines :-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th

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

2015-12-17 Thread Richard Symonds
want to echo everyone's comments about determining priorities: this is a really good step to see! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic, User:BraneJ in critical condition

2015-12-11 Thread Richard Symonds
Terrible news - our thoughts are with his family and those who knew him. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-11-20 Thread Richard Symonds
Folks, regardless of which views we hold, we're all on the same side - can we try and be a little less acerbic please - it is Friday after all! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827

[Wikimedia-l] Interesting - and helpful - blog post

2015-10-12 Thread Richard Symonds
at https://medium.com/@hera/running-a-fluid-and-democratic-volunteer-run-organisation-3538e12c699e Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I'll be moving on

2015-10-08 Thread Richard Symonds
Jan, Sorry to see you go - but we will of course see you in future, I'm sure. You won't get away that easily ;-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513

[Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2015-10-08 Thread Richard Symonds
ity. > I will also send this to the UK list, but I know many Scottish Wikimedians don't follow that list as closely as Wikimedia-l :-) Good luck to those who apply - any questions will have to go to the University directly, as they're running the recruitment process themselves. All the best, R

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2015-10-08 Thread Richard Symonds
Apologies for missing out the subject :-( Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-07 Thread Richard Symonds
not be representative enough. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-07 Thread Richard Symonds
a big term :-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom. Wi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Biggest disappointment from Wikimania 2017

2015-10-06 Thread Richard Symonds
a mobile device). Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Spain board

2015-10-05 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations from all at Wikimedia UK! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Ecuador User Group

2015-09-29 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations from WMUK! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Nigeria

2015-09-29 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations from all at WMUK! We look forward to working with you in future :-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising

2015-08-24 Thread Richard Symonds
I am not sure how the Italian WLM works, but I believe they do still attract newbies to the competition. I am not sure about their proportion of casual uploaders/experienced uploaders but we haven't seen figures either way there. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] harald bischoff advertising to make images for the wikimedia foundation and then suing users

2015-07-20 Thread Richard Symonds
I think the next step is for someone to notify him that he's being talked about. :-) On 20 Jul 2015 13:39, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 20 July 2015 at 18:09, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: it is also hard for me to get behind the notion of punishing someone for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-06 Thread Richard Symonds
Are there any Cebuano or Waray community members on the list to offer an opinion? On 6 Jul 2015 23:47, Ziko van Dijk zvand...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, I belong to the group of Josh and Ilario and others who have strong objections against the inundation of pseudo articles (one

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-06 Thread Richard Symonds
with it, but it's a good starting point. But rather than a top list, perhaps we should be looking at number of editors/number of speakers? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FindArticles.com died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Richard Symonds
) to get these web pages linked properly again. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] English Wikipedia uses Wikidata for person data

2015-06-04 Thread Richard Symonds
Hello all, Could we keep this discussion on one mailing list (or at least on all of them consistently if possible please? I'm missing out on parts of the conversation :-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-28 Thread Richard Symonds
before this can go much further. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Priority languages

2015-05-27 Thread Richard Symonds
Milos, The formatting has been stripped from the email because the list software doesn't like HTML, so the table at the bottom is illegible. Is it available elsewhere? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group

2015-05-27 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to find the Wikimedia Commons Android App form Google Play?

2015-04-15 Thread Richard Symonds
I can see it at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wikimedia.commons but I already have it installed. Perhaps it's been removed from public view? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF office location and remodel

2015-04-08 Thread Richard Symonds
I know from experience that East St Louis is pretty cheap, and it's centrally located. And the weather is almost as good as California, but without the Hurricanes. How do the WMF staff feel about moving to East St Louis? I imagine they would be *thrilled*. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing: The Wikipedia Prize!

2015-03-30 Thread Richard Symonds
I worry that encouraging people to do this to prove a political point could be inappropriate. It's one thing to point out a potential privacy flaw, but paying people to exploit it may be seen as a step too far. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited

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

2015-03-19 Thread Richard Symonds
gather that data? I assume it would be useful to gather! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard

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

2015-03-19 Thread Richard Symonds
- but is worth it even if incurs an additional cost. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London

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

2015-03-18 Thread Richard Symonds
I worry that running an auction and a raffle for each - or even some - editathons would be a lot of work, even if you just focus on the admin work (I'm not sure what the laws around fundraising auctions and lotteries are but that could be costly too). The FDC and the community in general are very

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France travel policy Learning patterns

2015-03-10 Thread Richard Symonds
Not with WMUK. most of our reimbursements are travel-related, but they fall under the expense policy as the others do. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513

Re: [Wikimedia-l] EU copyright rules are maladapted to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange on the web

2015-03-03 Thread Richard Symonds
I have replied to Carcharoth off-list :-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Richard Symonds
All of us at Wikimedia UK bid you welcome to the movement, Christian! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who are the nicest people on our projects ?

2015-02-05 Thread Richard Symonds
A good idea! I think thanks divided by edit count would be nice to see, too - that way power users and regular users can be compared! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Its not goodbye, but au revoir

2015-02-02 Thread Richard Symonds
Pavel, On behalf of all at Wikimedia UK - including Jon, our old Chief Executive whom I know you had a good relationship with - we're sorry to see you go. I hope we'll still see you online! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is there some Wikimedia project to host contents based on original research?

2015-01-05 Thread Richard Symonds
This sounds like a Wikisource idea - do we have any wikisourcerers who can give their thoughts? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France board handbook

2014-12-09 Thread Richard Symonds
Fantastic. Good to see another organisation making the sometimes difficult transition to a strategic board! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner interfering with Google results

2014-12-07 Thread Richard Symonds
Thanks for the thorough updates Erik :-) On 7 Dec 2014 23:11, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 2:10 PM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: I can confirm that my edit to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-12-04 Thread Richard Symonds
I don't know, Chris, but I suspect you'll tell us... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-12-01 Thread Richard Symonds
Lincolnshire Poacher isn't just a cheese OR a pig... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_Poacher_(numbers_station) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-11-26 Thread Richard Symonds
Wensleydale, you mean On 26 Nov 2014 17:57, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: What, with Cheddar, Red Leicester, Stilton, and other superior cheeses? G, D R On Nov 25, 2014 4:35 PM, Pierre-Yves Beaudouin pierre.beaudo...@wikimedia.fr wrote: We started an English version of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2014-11-21 Thread Richard Symonds
complicated, and I'm sorry to write such a long email, but standardising financial systems across continents is a very difficult thing to do! All the best, Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK and the Science Museum Late

2014-11-14 Thread Richard Symonds
projects, helping folks photograph the brand new Information Age gallery for Commons or helping people record their voice for Wikipedia. More details, including sign-ups, can be seen here - https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Science_Museum_Late Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group

2014-11-12 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations to Bulgaria! How do we get in touch with you? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2014-11-04 Thread Richard Symonds
to help at such short notice. I really, really appreciate what you're doing - but I want to be part of this endeavour, and I hope you see my worries! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2014-11-04 Thread Richard Symonds
that they will do the best job they can - but I think that the first version can be improved with a lot more buy-in from the rest of the movement :-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2014-10-30 Thread Richard Symonds
to check your data? Will you go ahead with unvalidated data in your report, or will you be able to move your timeline to fit in with ours? - How much input will chapters have in the process? Who will have the final say in the comparisons - presumably the WMF? All the best, Richard Symonds

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Richard Symonds
Well said Asaf. On 16 Oct 2014 03:24, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello, everyone. Weeks go by, and the previous conversation was throughly derailed, so out of a profound interest in ensuring a high-value event, I am bringing this up again: we[3] *need to make progress* with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 - Jury Announcement and Start of Bidding

2014-10-07 Thread Richard Symonds
of who pays my salary. I do understand where you're coming from - but we don't judge other people's ability to volunteer based on who pays their salaries. Nor do we assume that I am a 'paid Wikipedia editor'... because I'm not! I'm a volunteer... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread Richard Symonds
Is there a way in which people who volunteer, but not through editing or coding, can vote? For example, Wikimania volunteers from this year, or those who volunteer time with financial or administrative matters rather than through adding content? On 5 Oct 2014 11:44, Federico Leva (Nemo)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog network?

2014-09-12 Thread Richard Symonds
I think they use http://en.planet.wikimedia.org/ for that purpose. It's, ahh, not ideal. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Richard Symonds
I personally prefer silver unpainted bikesheds. That way, they don't need constant repainting. Perhaps it would be best to decide the program. Or indeed something else about it. Targets. Audience. Anything. Our conference baby will indeed need a name, and a name is important, but let's have a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Richard Symonds
But we don't even have a bikeshed or a community centre yet :-P On 12 Sep 2014 00:52, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 11 September 2014 19:19, Charles Gregory wmau.li...@chuq.net wrote: On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Isarra Yos zhoris...@gmail.com wrote: On 11/09/14 22:06, Pete

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Richard Symonds
community centre. Risker/Anne On 11 September 2014 19:54, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: But we don't even have a bikeshed or a community centre yet :-P On 12 Sep 2014 00:52, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 11 September 2014 19:19, Charles Gregory wmau.li

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-26 Thread Richard Symonds
. Thanks! -greg aka varnent Wikimedia Affiliations Committee Vice Chair On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Thanks all! I have passed this over to WMF legal to deal with as it's a trademark issue. Richard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-26 Thread Richard Symonds
It isn't. .. sorry for bringing it up! I consider it closed. :-) On 26 Aug 2014 22:12, Ziko van Dijk zvand...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, I'm not sure whether this is a case for the whole movement (and this list...) Kind regards Ziko 2014-08-26 22:03 GMT+02:00 Richard Symonds richard.symo

[Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-21 Thread Richard Symonds
, or something similar? To whom should we address information? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-21 Thread Richard Symonds
Thanks all! I have passed this over to WMF legal to deal with as it's a trademark issue. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Accounting software for thematic orgs

2014-08-20 Thread Richard Symonds
their stuff and it'd be good if your accounts were run on a similar system to theirs - cheaper in the long run, and you've got someone to turn to if it all breaks. I hope this helps! Feel free to drop me an email if you have any more specific questions. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Options for the German Wikipedia

2014-08-11 Thread Richard Symonds
around words like war and firing shots and thermonuclear? Once again: This isn't a war, it's an argument on the internet, and it can be solved if we all act pleasantly. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales

[Wikimedia-l] Flags!

2014-08-11 Thread Richard Symonds
last night. I'm sure there was no ill intent, but if anyone knows where one of them is, please drop me an email - or put it in the post to FREEPOST WIKIPEDIA and we'll pay the postage. No questions asked! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Comming to a wiki near you

2014-08-10 Thread Richard Symonds
MF-Warburg, that came across as a bit rude... On 11 Aug 2014 00:29, MF-Warburg mfwarb...@googlemail.com wrote: Your mail is embarrassing. If you think the foundation is like the parent of the community, you don't understand anything about the foundation nor the community. Am 11.08.2014 00:05

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Comming to a wiki near you

2014-08-10 Thread Richard Symonds
As long as we all stay friends! On 11 Aug 2014 00:57, MF-Warburg mfwarb...@googlemail.com wrote: Oh sorry, that was totally not the intention. It must be the strange beer here at the Thistle Barbecue hotel. Am 11.08.2014 00:54 schrieb Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk: MF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-08-01 Thread Richard Symonds
He may have donated under a pseudonym, or by cheque, or to a chapter, or through a friend. Very tricky to track down. On 1 Aug 2014 17:42, Dennis Pierri dennis6...@gmail.com wrote: ;O we get vandalized and he doesn't stick to his word of donating? Some people are just mean. On 01/08/2014, at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-08-01 Thread Richard Symonds
+1, sorry, that was my point :-) On 1 Aug 2014 20:10, Rjd0060 rjd0060.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: He may have donated under a pseudonym, or by cheque, or to a chapter, or through a friend. Very tricky

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Egypt Wikimedians User Group

2014-07-28 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations from the United Kingdom! On 28 Jul 2014 22:32, Andy Cruz y Corro andyc...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations! May great things come for you On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Enock Seth Nyamador kwadzo...@gmail.com wrote: Congrats Egypt! - Enock On Jul 28, 2014 8:07 PM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commonwealth Games

2014-07-22 Thread Richard Symonds
Is there anyone nearby, or anyone going already? On 22 Jul 2014 14:52, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Not that I know of. On 22 July 2014 14:48, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: Do we have anyone at the Commonwealth Games? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Volunteer Support Workshop - correction

2014-07-18 Thread Richard Symonds
For those interested in such things, the building is Wiki Loves Monuments-eligible, and has an article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley's_Chapel. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24 TB for User:Dispenser on Tool Labs please

2014-07-03 Thread Richard Symonds
Probably something better suited for a technical mailing list. Not really something we can help with on Wikimedia-l as very few of us have the technical skills to know what's going on... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] red cross

2014-07-03 Thread Richard Symonds
I think John Cummings might know a bit. On 3 Jul 2014 23:27, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: hi, did anybody of you already have contact with the red cross or the icrc? concerning wikipedia, offline, commons, maps, wikinews? would there be any topic interesting for a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24 TB for User:Dispenser on Tool Labs please

2014-07-03 Thread Richard Symonds
You say 'if only the Foundation matches my donation'... I don't want to sound daft, but from a financial viewpoint, I don't think it's a donation if you're getting something (a survey) in return. On 4 Jul 2014 00:18, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: [Calling] when you ask for a huge

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila Regarding Access to Non-Public Information Policy

2014-06-27 Thread Richard Symonds
MMORPG players :-( Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Urgent problem on the Beta Wikiversity

2014-06-23 Thread Richard Symonds
Could you link to an example? :-) On 23 Jun 2014 04:36, R W romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Beta Wikiversity someone is active now who uses the project as his personal notepad/sandbox. The pages created in Dutch are short Wikipedia articles, copy of a message of the yearplan of WMNL, texts

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [cultural-partners] [Wikimediauk-l] Idea: Let's have a 3D printer at Wikimania

2014-06-15 Thread Richard Symonds
All, I'm talking to the initial proposer (Nonlineartom) at the moment. He has a fair bit of experience with this sort of thing. I will have a proper look next week when I'm back at work, but this should be something we could do relatively cheaply. On 15 Jun 2014 11:25, John Cummings

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Bangladesh has completed its local registration in Bangladesh

2014-06-12 Thread Richard Symonds
Indeed - congratulations Wikimedia Bangladesh from all of us here in the UK :-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Stop the New Privacy Policy until Lila is Thoroughly Briefed on It, Countdown 14 Hours

2014-06-06 Thread Richard Symonds
+1... Well done Michelle! On 6 Jun 2014 18:46, Dan Rosenthal swatjes...@gmail.com wrote: Echoing Luis's shout-out to Michelle for such a colossal achievement. Dan Rosenthal P.S. Let me take this opportunity to again thank Michelle Paulson for her work leading this process; all told,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reset the Internet

2014-06-02 Thread Richard Symonds
I think that a part of it is putting up another banner, to advertise privacy tools. That would presumably require community support and discussion before it could be done... On 2 Jun 2014 03:53, Moiz Syed ms...@wikimedia.org wrote: https://www.resetthenet.org/ I see EFF, Reddit, FSF in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-06-02 Thread Richard Symonds
In short, because that's what UK charity best practice, outlined in the SORP, says we have to do when preparing accounts. Every charity in the UK does this because our regulator believes it's the most transparent way of doing things. Basically, if people go as trustees, it's a governance cost.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Non-renewal of Wikimedia UK fundraiser agreement

2014-05-21 Thread Richard Symonds
to discuss it with them by email. 4. As for the planes - it is indeed fantastic and a good example of how, even where we may disagree, we can still all pull together to do great work for the movement. Speaking personally, it's a shame we don't have something similar for ships! Richard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel been accepted to the Google Grants program

2014-05-05 Thread Richard Symonds
Andrew: WMUK can use them if we want, as can most UK charities, but we haven't put together a plan for doing so. I'd be interested to see how WMIL's scheme goes! On 5 May 2014 15:35, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: Interesting! WM-DE and WMF have both had adword grants - looking at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-22 Thread Richard Symonds
Christopher, Aya, Speaking as a jury member, the reason we disqualified Bali and Dar es Salaam was that those two bids were not really complete enough to score. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-22 Thread Richard Symonds
damage the conference. Perhaps in future it would be a good thing to do... However, I see where you're coming from - it would be good to have feedback on the individual bids for posterity's sake, and to make sure that mistakes or omissions aren't repeated in future... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Indonesia and Humanitarian Open Street Map receive ALL VOICES GRANT

2014-04-17 Thread Richard Symonds
This is fantastic news! HOT OSM is one of the really valuable openly licensed projects out there, and I've been really interested to see how it might fit in with working with Wikipedia. Do let us know how it goes! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I'm back

2014-04-17 Thread Richard Symonds
Great to have you back :-) On 17 Apr 2014 21:48, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: For those who care, I'm back. My absence wasn't related to Wikimedia. It was about first world problems, which hit me quite hard. I never thought that the transition from the second to the first world

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding of decentralized organizational structure

2014-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: Transparency for Wikimedia paid volunteers

2014-04-04 Thread Richard Symonds
, may be overreaching a bit more than intended... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: Transparency for Wikimedia paid volunteers

2014-04-04 Thread Richard Symonds
the projects when they get home? 3. Does this include organisations where there is an unwritten agreement? What about a draft agreement? A complex issue! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-04-01 Thread Richard Symonds
Nicely put! On 1 Apr 2014 22:29, Amy Vossbrinck avossbri...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello All: I have been following this thread with great interest and a kind of deeply appreciative fascination. First to say that I am relatively new to WMF - having been on board for just a bit over a year.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-23 Thread Richard Symonds
Are charities in the UK prohibited from accepting donations to which any form of restriction is attached? No. It can be quite common. On 23 Mar 2014 08:33, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com wrote: On 3/23/2014 1:08 AM, Fæ wrote: On 23/03/2014, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com There

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