Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding Citation Hunt

2016-04-24 Thread Ricordisamoa
DMCA + BLP = FUD? Pardon my brevity, for my time is best spent adding uncited claims via sockpuppets so that I can get some money once the hunt begins. Il 22/04/2016 18:54, James Salsman ha scritto: How do people feel about a few of the larger the Chapters funding pilots to have professional

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 21/03/2016 13:14, Marc A. Pelletier ha scritto: On 2016-03-21 8:03 AM, Ricordisamoa wrote: As in [1] I'd like to know whether the use of Shopify is acceptable for a FOSS-friendly organization. Thanks in advance. While Shopify isn't FLOSS-only, they're a fairly okay place that does

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Ricordisamoa
As in [1] I'd like to know whether the use of Shopify is acceptable for a FOSS-friendly organization. Thanks in advance. [1] Il 21/03/2016 11:28, Joseph Seddon ha scritto: Hey Florence, Regarding your first question the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook marketing inside pt.wikipedia

2016-02-20 Thread Ricordisamoa
Couldn't resist: Il 19/02/2016 10:39, Tomasz Ganicz ha scritto: Nikola - but does it bring any added value to Wikipedia? Does number of active editors in Bulgarian Wikipedia increased because of it? Can you see it in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message from Arnnon Geshuri to the Wikimedia Community

2016-01-26 Thread Ricordisamoa
Although it can be argued whether Arnnon's reassurance will be enough to let him stay safely on Board for two whole years, there's little doubt that public debate will finally benefit from knowing his viewpoint. Il 26/01/2016 20:07, Arnnon Geshuri ha scritto: It has been almost three weeks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Happy Magnus Manske Day!

2016-01-25 Thread Ricordisamoa
I hereby propose that this year be called the Magnus Manske Year. Il 25/01/2016 13:33, Steinsplitter Wiki ha scritto: Magnus moved Wikipedia forward by coding mediawiki. And he is still creating useful tools. Thanks Magnus for your hard work! We can be proud to have Magnus in the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New board for Wikimedia Belgium

2016-01-24 Thread Ricordisamoa
I hope they were checked for Google ties and past anticompetitive behaviour ;-) Il 24/01/2016 02:11, Romaine Wiki ha scritto: Hello all, We as Wikimedia Belgium now have a new board installed with the General Assembly of Saturday 23 January 2016. Three board members leave (due time

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Happy Magnus Manske Day!

2016-01-24 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 25/01/2016 00:47, Jane Darnell ha scritto: Hope everybody takes some time today to share what they have learned from using Magnus' tools. It's time to call on all posse members to share their tool tips, because it's ... Actually it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikisonnets!

2016-01-17 Thread Ricordisamoa
Just found Apparently it's a family-run project :-D Il 17/01/2016 00:31, Asaf Bartov ha scritto: On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Johan Jönsson wrote: The status as a student union will be nominated for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monetizing Wikimedia APIs

2016-01-16 Thread Ricordisamoa
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freemiumly share in the sum of all knowledge." XD Il 16/01/2016 10:23, Pete Forsyth ha scritto: I'm interested to hear some perspectives on the following line of thinking: Lisa presented some alternative strategies for revenue needs for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-14 Thread Ricordisamoa
Thankspam is not big a problem in my opinion. One or two seconds per message and you're done, then your mind will be full of good. What I find most annoying are long emails with few actual contents. You have to read them to find out they were not worth reading. Il 13/01/2016 12:11, Fæ ha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please sign your posts

2016-01-09 Thread Ricordisamoa
It is a failure of digest mode then. --unsigned Il 09/01/2016 03:21, billinghurst ha scritto: To those who have fallen out of the habit of signing your posts, please fall back into the habit of good netiquette. For those of us who read the digest mode it is troublesome to have unsigned posts,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread Ricordisamoa
Wut? Il 28/12/2015 23:43, James Heilman ha scritto: On Dec 28th 2015 I was removed from the board of the Wikimedia Foundation. Many thanks to all those who gave me their support during the last election. I have worked in the last six month to honor the trust placed in me by advocating for our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ¡Wikimedia Argentina community's documentary film, coming on January!

2015-12-24 Thread Ricordisamoa
Commons? Hehe :-D Il 24/12/2015 15:09, Anna Torres ha scritto: Hi! We will be launching it in a cultural center here in Buenos Aires. After, will be available on youtube and vimeo :) I will send it to you all asap! Hugs! 2015-12-24 11:06 GMT-03:00 Mardetanha :

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Something fun to share - Jimmy jokes about his "stare" fundraising photo

2015-12-02 Thread Ricordisamoa
After the latest cup of coffee, I really miss Jimbo's eyes :-( And honestly, they were not even annoying... Il 01/12/2015 16:50, Gregory Varnum ha scritto: Greetings, I have chatted with a number of folks over the years about ways to help promote the annual fundraising appeal - but in ways

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Ricordisamoa
Hi Quim, you really made my day. :-) Il 05/11/2015 18:35, Quim Gil ha scritto: Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing Superprotect from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Khalid Mahmood is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 01/11/2015 11:46, Shlomi Fish ha scritto: On Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:14:11 -0700 Asaf Bartov wrote: Dear friends, Our colleague User:Khalid Mahmood, the most prolific contributor to the Western Punjabi Wikipedia[1], has died earlier this month, after long illness.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Belissarius

2015-11-05 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 05/11/2015 22:57, Asaf Bartov ha scritto: Sad news. :( A. On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Pine W wrote: Colleagues, The Wikipedia community has received news of the passing of User:Belissarius. He spoke Polish natively and English at a high level of proficiency.

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

2015-10-08 Thread Ricordisamoa
It is not a farewell but a new welcome! Il 08/10/2015 10:22, Jan Ainali ha scritto: All, For the last three years I have been the Executive Director for Wikimedia Sverige. Before that I have been Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of the board (at different times) and have been involved since

Re: [Wikimedia-l] LsJbot and geonames

2015-09-06 Thread Ricordisamoa
Proper data-based stubs are being worked on: Lsjbot, you have no chance to survive make your time. Il 06/09/2015 02:40, Anders Wennersten ha scritto: Geonames [1] is a database which holds around 9 M entries of geographical related items

Re: [Wikimedia-l] LsJbot and geonames

2015-09-06 Thread Ricordisamoa
le. Thanks, GerardM On 6 September 2015 at 08:25, Ricordisamoa <> wrote: Proper data-based stubs are being worked on: Lsjbot, you have no chance to survive make your time. Il 06/09/2015 02:40, Ande

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

2015-08-19 Thread Ricordisamoa
Any reasons the WLM 'banner' can't become a Main Page panel like the ones on Commons? Il 20/08/2015 07:26, Risker ha scritto: I can understand the frustration that members of WMIT are expressing here, but I also see Fundraising's point. I wonder if there are not some other options that could

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-11 Thread Ricordisamoa
I trust administrators not to edit pages they shouldn't. Il 11/08/2015 22:56, Risker ha scritto: There are situations where not even the administrators of a particular community should be allowed to edit a page. A good example would be the pages that describe the copyright and licensing of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-11 Thread Ricordisamoa
Yeah, I was just thinking it's time to revert it for good. Il 11/08/2015 18:11, Hong, Yongmin ha scritto: It has been a year (and a day) since the gerrit 153302 [1] has been merged and deployed to the dewiki. Just a friendly reminder that you don't forget WMF's inappropriate action. [1]:

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

2015-07-06 Thread Ricordisamoa
would be generated on the fly so: no irreversibility, no out-of-date information. Thanks, Ricordisamoa Il 06/07/2015 11:24, Gerard Meijssen ha scritto: Hoi, I would not say that the Encyclopaedia Britannica is NOT an encyclopaedia. The objective of Wikipedia is EXACTLY that it is read

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

2015-07-06 Thread Ricordisamoa
I don't think any bot is subscribed to this list. Il 07/07/2015 01:08, Richard Symonds ha scritto: Are there any Cebuano or Waray community members on the list to offer an opinion? On 6 Jul 2015 23:47, Ziko van Dijk wrote: Hello, I belong to the group of Josh and Ilario

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

2015-07-06 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 06/07/2015 07:31, Salvador A ha scritto: Hi! I just I noticed that Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedia are inside the list of the 10 Wikipedias with more articles.[1] Let's call them non-redirect pages in the main namespace containing the text '[[', please. It seems it happened during

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in Engineering leadership

2015-07-02 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 03/07/2015 01:35, Lila Tretikov ha scritto: Dear all, I wanted to let you know that Damon Sicore’s last day with the WMF was June 30th. Damon has served as the Vice President of Engineering and played a role in our strategic thinking as we retool to fulfill our mission of delivering free

Re: [Wikimedia-l] died in 2012

2015-06-30 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 30/06/2015 11:41, Lilburne ha scritto: The average lifespan of a webpage is about 77 days. It matters not whether the site is still running or dead. Webmasters shuffle stuff about and delete things at will. Click on the random article button and see a) how many of the first 10 have external

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Does this article exist in your language?

2015-06-28 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 29/06/2015 03:25, Romaine Wiki ha scritto: Hello all, Great news! In the mean while on 3 different Wikipedias an article has been written about Freedom of Panorama: Croatian, Lithuanian and Esperanto. The European languages without an article are now: * Icelandic * Norwegian * Danish *

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

2015-06-27 Thread Ricordisamoa
The WMF will become a truly global organization when a Wikimedia US chapter is founded ;-) Il 08/04/2015 06:58, Pine W ha scritto: Hi Garfield, I'm asking this on Wikimedia-l because a number of Wikimedians have noted the expensiveness of the San Francisco area including its high cost of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] US affiliates (was: Re: WMF office location and remodel)

2015-06-27 Thread Ricordisamoa
I know the confederated approach may surely make more sense for the local communities, but I think an established regional subject would help uproot the Foundation from a single country it relies too much on. Il 28/06/2015 05:00, Pine W ha scritto: Hi Ricordisamoa, There are multiple

Re: [Wikimedia-l] US affiliates (was: Re: WMF office location and remodel)

2015-06-27 Thread Ricordisamoa
I infer that you would have preferred a single US chapter from the start, wouldn't you? Il 28/06/2015 06:08, Risker ha scritto: Ironically, Ricordisamoa, the decision to not have a US chapter was made around 10 years ago at the strong urging of other chapters. The theory (as I understand

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

2015-06-22 Thread Ricordisamoa
I introduce you FopThreat.js, which blackens Commons files whose description pages include one of the FoP templates It uses Tool Labs so it may not be properly suitable for

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

2015-06-19 Thread Ricordisamoa
Yes, I think it's a great idea! T34695 has been assigned to me for a while, but I'd use some help. Il 19/06/2015 16:17, Eduardo Testart ha scritto: Hi all, I know this might be a bit off topic but I'll risk it anyways. One told me a couple weeks ago

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voting system (was: Results of 2015 WMF Board elections)

2015-06-06 Thread Ricordisamoa
Negative votes exist for a reason. Or, let's make voters choose between support and support? Il 06/06/2015 19:15, Milos Rancic ha scritto: Moving this discussion into a separate thread, to leave the main one for best wishes and similar :) Before I start talking about the voting system itself,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia store relaunch

2015-04-21 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 21/04/2015 23:13, Victoria Shchepakina ha scritto: Hello everyone, The Wikipedia store has been relaunched. We closed doors temporarily for a few months to redesign the website and also to introduce new items. Besides, we wanted to re-think our store structure and visual identity, as well as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-19 Thread Ricordisamoa
Erik, your huge success record proves that the superprotect issue can only be a faux pas. Have a good journey, Il 13/04/2015 20:06, Lila Tretikov ha scritto: Dear Wikimedians, I have some important news to share with you. Erik Moeller will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation on April

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright status of the mobile application button icons?

2015-04-18 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 18/04/2015 21:01, Dan Garry ha scritto: On 18 April 2015 at 11:32, Aleksey wrote: I want to use it to illustrate something I'm building in the Wikipedia domain on the en-wiki, so I'd like to know this for sure. Who's a good person to ask; or, will they come

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 60 Minutes episode link

2015-04-06 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 06/04/2015 02:17, Kevin Rutherford ha scritto: Hey all, Here is a link to the segment that just aired earlier tonight that Katherine mentioned earlier today. There are also some bonus bits on the side, and it lasts for under fifteen minutes, so check it out when you have a moment as it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Well-Tempered Clavier

2015-03-20 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 20/03/2015 14:39, Amir E. Aharoni ha scritto: My personal thanks to the people who develop Pywikibot, thanks to which uploading 48 huge files to Commons was easy (and indeed, possible - one of them is over 100MB). \o/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ciritical level for addiction to Wikipedia

2015-03-04 Thread Ricordisamoa
of 10 is still active. Is this a global valid number, that when you have made 38000 edits you are fully addicted to Wikipedia (until death do us part)? Anders I've just exceeded 38000 global edits I'm done

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New template URL to diff

2015-02-25 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 25/02/2015 10:49, Andy Mabbett ha scritto: On 25 February 2015 at 07:27, Ricordisamoa wrote: I'd rather suggest a global JavaScript gadget to replace those URLs with plain Special:Diff links, since the {{diff}} template does not work in every wiki. Great; let

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

2015-02-24 Thread Ricordisamoa
Thanks Fæ, those reports are very interesting from my perspective. However, even though the number of thanks received may be more reliable than the usual edit count, none of them could ever measure the invaluable impact of our contributors :-) Il 23/02/2015 16:57, Fæ ha scritto:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New template URL to diff

2015-02-24 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 02/01/2015 13:41, Ricordisamoa ha scritto: Il 02/01/2015 12:45, Andy Mabbett ha scritto: On 2 January 2015 at 10:46, Ricordisamoa wrote: Honestly, I don't think it is easier to type {{subst:url to diff}} than [[Special:Diff]]. It's not a matter of which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Knowledge Assembly Platfrom

2015-02-11 Thread Ricordisamoa
There is some feedback on the respective talk page Il 11/02/2015 16:00, Guenter ha scritto: Dear all, I would like to welcome comments to my project proposal( Best

[Wikimedia-l] WMF has lost its path

2015-01-20 Thread Ricordisamoa
It is now clear that the superprotect affair was only a preliminary move. Now they hide themselves behind a collective account issuing batches of global locks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing WikiProject X

2015-01-13 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 13/01/2015 23:24, James Hare ha scritto: (Standard apology for cross-posting.) Greetings everyone! I am pleased to announce a new project, WikiProject X, funded by a Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grant. WikiProject X's goal is to improve the experience of WikiProjects, which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Warning: Wikimedia-l Google Group

2015-01-09 Thread Ricordisamoa
Thanks for the notice. I unsubscribed some hours ago and got resubscribed again... Il 07/01/2015 19:26, Austin Hair ha scritto: You may have already received a message indicating that you've been added to the Wikimedia-l Google Group; if not, you likely will soon. In case it's not clear, this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New template URL to diff

2015-01-02 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 02/01/2015 12:45, Andy Mabbett ha scritto: On 2 January 2015 at 10:46, Ricordisamoa wrote: Honestly, I don't think it is easier to type {{subst:url to diff}} than [[Special:Diff]]. It's not a matter of which is eaier to type. It's a matter of which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] My suggestion - Wiki Algorithms

2014-12-25 Thread Ricordisamoa
Ever seen Rosetta Code I think it already fulfills your proposal. Il 25/12/2014 19:57, Andrzej Borucki ha scritto: Purpose: big set of algorithms and its implementations. Descriptions of algorithms should be in various human languages and implementations in many

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-12-13 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 27/10/2014 18:51, Yana Welinder ha scritto: Hi folks, I'm happy to announce that we are re-licensing the Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0: Thanks! This puts an end to discussions and proposals to host that logos

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Delphine Ménard, Lodewijk Gelauff and Bence Damokos as AffCom Advisers

2014-12-12 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 29/11/2014 20:09, Carlos M. Colina ha scritto: Dear all, Recently the Affiliations Commitee, in order to improve its governance and in its need for improvement and organizational advise, voted in favor of appointing Delphine Ménard [1], Lodewijk Gelauff [2] and Bence Damokos [3] as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-12-09 Thread Ricordisamoa
Yes, that would be desirable. However, I don't mind if WMF employees use their staff account to vote, provided that it meets eligibility criteria because of edits or patches. Il 07/10/2014 09:50, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel ha scritto: Hey, After reading all the emails so far, I more and more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] editor retention initiatives

2014-09-02 Thread Ricordisamoa
Il 26/08/2014 12:18, Craig Franklin ha scritto: The editor retention problem will not be solved with technological gizmos and doodads, nor with top-down solutions imposed from above. It will be solved with positive human contact and creating a collaborative community that people actually want