[Wikimedia-l] Re: Movement Charter Drafting Committee elections are now open!

2021-10-18 Thread Risker
per-wiki rule) will still result in filing all the seats. Risker/Anne On Mon, 18 Oct 2021 at 12:47, effe iets anders wrote: > There's that, +1 for sure. > > But even within the current limitations, there are some configuration > options that could have been chosen to improve user

[Wikimedia-l] Re: 100$ million dollars and still obsolete

2021-10-14 Thread Risker
And yes, I know full well how very hard this is, for everyone involved. It's not a criticism of anyone participating in this thread. Risker/Anne On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 at 17:35, Jonathan Morgan wrote: > It's not an issue of "WMF can't hire enough designers" or "WMF can't hire &g

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Movement Charter Drafting Committee elections are now open!

2021-10-14 Thread Risker
mongst candidates (at least on the surface) is that they could be representative of a pretty broad consensus throughout the global community on some points. Risker/Anne On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 at 09:26, Adam Wight wrote: > On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 12:02 PM Kaarel Vaidla > wrote: > >

[Wikimedia-l] Re: WMF Product department transition

2021-10-12 Thread Risker
or editors and readers. This can be a big challenge, because I wouldn't exactly say the community is unified in what they consider "improvements". I wish you well on your continuing journey. Risker/Anne On Tue, 12 Oct 2021 at 13:36, Toby Negrin wrote: > Hi all, > > I’m writi

[Wikimedia-l] Re: calculating autoconfirmed age and edit count

2021-10-04 Thread Risker
m/trolling accounts being left unused. It made them easier to spot. I believe they also reduced the move vandalism that we were experiencing at a ridiculous rate at the time. I'm sure you'd be able to find similar discussions at other projects; I just remember this one because I participated in i

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Encyclopedic Coverage of American Elections

2021-09-21 Thread Risker
, this is an international mailing list, and there are better places to talk about American politics. Oh...incidentally. That photo had no impact at all. The election was yesterday, and the results were pretty much as predicted at least a week ago; there were no surprises. Risker/Anne [1] https

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Encyclopedic Coverage of American Elections

2021-09-18 Thread Risker
e is your target audience here, is edited more by people outside the US than those inside it. Risker/Anne On Sat, 18 Sept 2021 at 14:50, Adam Sobieski wrote: > Wikimedia, > > > > I have a psephological and election historical observation that I would > like to share with Wiki

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Accessing wikipedia metadata

2021-09-16 Thread Risker
Mike's suggestion is good. You would likely get better responses by asking this question to the Wikimedia developers, so I am forwarding to that list. Risker On Thu, 16 Sept 2021 at 14:04, Gava, Cristina via Wikimedia-l < wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hello

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the new Wikimedia Foundation CEO

2021-09-14 Thread Risker
Welcome, Maryana. We can all look forward to getting to know you better, and for you to get to know us, too. Feel free to reach out to people with your questions, your ideas, and your concerns. Risker/Anne On Tue, 14 Sept 2021 at 11:36, Maryana Iskander wrote: > Dear All, > >

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-07 Thread Risker
. I will look forward to more details of the voting populace. Risker/Anne On Tue, 7 Sept 2021 at 14:17, Tito Dutta wrote: > Hello, > Thanks for the announcement. I was expecting/hopeful to see a little more > diverse result (continent/region etc,) > Anyway, thanks to the org

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Join us at COSCUP 2021 - Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters

2021-07-29 Thread Risker
Just a note that the Wikimedia sessions are in fact on JULY 31, not July 1. Good luck with these presentations, it looks very interesting. Risker On Thu, 29 Jul 2021 at 23:08, Joyce Chen wrote: > Hello Wikimedians, > > Just one day before the 2021 Conference for Open Source Code

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Foundation org chart

2021-07-05 Thread Risker
Projects don't belong there. Risker/Anne On Mon, 5 Jul 2021 at 22:24, Bill Takatoshi wrote: > Hi Anne, > > Thank you for both of your excellent questions. > > 1) In Germany, rank-and-file employees are required to be represented > in seat(s) on corporate boards of directors. Em

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Foundation org chart

2021-07-05 Thread Risker
Two questions, Bill. 1) Labour representation? Huh? 2) Where are the actual Wikimedia projects? I meanall of this is hubris if the projects aren't on the org chart. They're the raison d'etre of every aspect of the community. Risker/Anne On Mon, 5 Jul 2021 at 19:03, Bill Takatoshi wrote

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Appropriate promotion OR Appropriate canvassing protocol/policy

2021-06-25 Thread Risker
or not to read these statements. Risker/Anne On Fri, 25 Jun 2021 at 15:06, Benjamin Lees wrote: > On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 3:05 AM টিটো দত্ত Tito Dutta > wrote: > >> In such a situation there is a possibility that if a candidate has many >> social media or contacts an

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming María Sefidari as a Foundation consultant. :)

2021-06-23 Thread Risker
he movement message out to new and existing communities into a really difficult position. Risker/Anne On Thu, 24 Jun 2021 at 00:51, wrote: > Hello, All, > I’m Amanda Keton, the General Counsel of the Foundation, and I’d like to > clarify some of the questions and comments that have bee

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Announcing an academic conference on Wikipedia translation

2021-05-27 Thread Risker
projects. I hope that the conference goes well. Risker/Anne On Thu, 27 May 2021 at 03:42, Željko Blaće wrote: > Also interested in contributing, but registration fee is something that > puts me off when approaching academic conferences, especially now when > online so much of the cost i

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Join the new Regional Committees for Grants

2021-05-21 Thread Risker
Thank you for doing that, Tanveer and the rest of the team. I was just thinking that it would be good to centralize the discussion. Risker/Anne On Fri, 21 May 2021 at 13:12, Tanveer Hasan wrote: > Hi Florence, > > I wanted to bring to your attention that the CR team has responde

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Join the new Regional Committees for Grants

2021-05-21 Thread Risker
I am very concerned that you think you're going to get about 80 qualified and committed volunteers to do this work within the next few weeks. This is unrealistic. I also agree with Florence's concerns. Risker/Anne On Fri, 21 May 2021 at 08:33, Florence Devouard wrote: > Hello Julia >

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Affiliations Committee Call for Candidates - June 2021

2021-05-16 Thread Risker
of conflict resolution tools will be available to the conflict subcommittee? These were the first questions that came to me when I first saw your email. I would not be surprised if others have more questions. Risker/Anne On Sun, 16 May 2021 at 15:03, Jeffrey Keefer wrote: > Risker- > >

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Affiliations Committee Call for Candidates - June 2021

2021-05-15 Thread Risker
Jeffrey, could you please link to a description of the roles and responsibilities of members of the two subcommittees? You've mentioned the expected skillset for each, but have not explained what they are actually expected to be responsible for. Thanks, Risker/Anne On Sat, 15 May 2021 at 14:41

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Wikimedia Deutschland’s new Executive Director: Christian Humborg

2021-05-12 Thread Risker
Congratulations to Wikimedia Deutschland and to Christian. I wish them much continued success. Risker/Anne On Mon, 10 May 2021 at 13:18, Mardetanha wrote: > Excellent to find out the newly elected ED is a Christian Humborg. I wish > him success in his new role. > > > Mardetan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Authorities in Myanmar blocks all languages of Wikipedia, says internet freedom watchdog = Qiuwen

2021-03-13 Thread Risker
Anecdotally, we on English Wikipedia have received multiple requests for IP block exemption from residents of Myanmar, including requests for both local and global IP On Sat, 13 Mar 2021 at 19:56, Kunal Mehta wrote: > Hi, > > On 2/19/21 1:08 PM, 《求闻》编译组/Qiuwen WMCug wrote: > > Netblocks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Surveys using third party tools on Wikimedia projects

2021-02-14 Thread Risker
of the four people who have commented on this thread so far all have Gmail email addresses. Risker/Anne On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 00:24, Gnangarra wrote: > I agree with Fae's proposal if we are using tools that exclude community > members out of safety and privacy concerns then we arent fulf

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Risker
will be missed. I wish you the best in your future endeavours. All the best, Risker/Anne On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 12:48, Katherine Maher wrote: > Hi everyone, > > Earlier today, I announced to my colleagues at the Wikimedia Foundation my > intention to step down as CEO later this s

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread Risker
e users of the websites, and the content managers/editors/etc (what we often call "the community"). Risker/Anne On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 17:28, Yair Rand wrote: > The community has not approved the WMF's UCoC. It is not a Wikimedia > policy, it is not binding, it has no authority. Th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Foundation commitment of support for LGBT+ volunteers

2020-12-08 Thread Risker
tatement, and also thank our colleagues for arranging translations into other languages. Risker/Anne On Tue, 8 Dec 2020 at 19:07, Phil Nash via Wikimedia-l < wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: > Great news. Vulnerable contributors to Wikimedia projects should be owed a > dut

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New feature from Community Tech: Watchlist Expiry

2020-12-01 Thread Risker
Thank you! Risker/Anne On Tue, 1 Dec 2020 at 19:26, Ilana Fried wrote: > Hello everyone, > > I'm very excited to announce a new feature created by the Community Tech > [1] team: Watchlist Expiry. With this feature, you can optionally select > to watch a page for a temporary

Re: [Wikimedia-l] online meetings

2020-11-16 Thread Risker
e that has been in place for a couple of years, and I believe the WMF maintains only a skeleton crew for at least a week during that period. Risker/Anne On Mon, 16 Nov 2020 at 18:46, Gnangarra wrote: > Kaya Jan > > Yes I agree, I'm not asking for an absolute ban on all meetings, just &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Risker
Functionaries (checkusers, oversighters, stewards, OTRS members, and people with similar advanced permissions) have not been required to provide their personal information - name, DOB, address - for years. They simply sign off a type of confidentiality agreement with their username. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Risker
it is possible; but anything requiring a financial contribution would limit the membership to those who have the money to pay to join, which is antithetical to the movement's philosophy. Risker/Anne On Thu, 8 Oct 2020 at 13:41, Todd Allen wrote: > Why would we "not want it to be a me

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-24 Thread Risker
, is an appropriate decision. I too am a bit disappointed that there doesn't appear to be any planning for some sort of virtual meeting, though. It will definitely affect strategy implementation. Risker/Anne On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:59, effe iets anders wrote: > Maybe I'm reading it wrong, bu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updates from Wikimedia Foundation Board

2020-05-03 Thread Risker
in Nataliia's message on behalf of the Board. Risker/Anne On Sat, 2 May 2020 at 19:21, Pine W wrote: > Andy, I was going off of this statement: "In order to ensure sustained > community representation on the Board, we are extending the terms of > the three community-selected trustees curre

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-11 Thread Risker
. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2020 in Berlin cancelled

2020-02-28 Thread Risker
Thank you for informing the global community of this. More importantly, thank you for recognizing that the safety and well-being of the global community should take precedence over a meeting. This is the way to "walk the talk" about community safety. Risker/Anne On Fri, 28 Feb 202

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps on Wikimedia Space

2020-02-19 Thread Risker
de platform (i.e., Meta). Experiments are always worthwhile, as they're opportunities to learn. I will trust that Quim and the rest of the Wikimedia Space team will be summarizing the positives and negatives about this particular experiment. Risker/Anne On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 at 17:49, Rebecca O'Neil

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation elections committee: Call for volunteers

2020-01-12 Thread Risker
he committee to make decisions and do the work. This is really a problem, and it's almost impossible to fix once the work of the election has started. The work for the 2020 election should be startingwell, it probably already should have started. Risker/Anne On Sun, 12 Jan 2020 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ombuds Commission now accepting nominations for 2020

2019-10-09 Thread Risker
uot; committee, charged with enforcing WMF board-approved policies, most particularly the privacy policy. Risker/Anne On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 16:44, Pine W wrote: > Hello, > > Sorry that I'm late replying to this thread. I have been very busy in the > past few weeks. > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [LGBT] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-09 Thread Risker
think it's terrible use of Wikidata to use it to store what are essentially the personnel records of Wikimedia volunteers. Risker/Anne On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 09:52, Henry Wood wrote: > Risker > > > I'm pretty shocked at this idea; in fact, if someone created a Wikidata > > profile

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [LGBT] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-07 Thread Risker
you expect in return for the scholarship. Risker/Anne On Mon, 7 Oct 2019 at 16:39, Lane Rasberry wrote: > Hello, > > I have wished that eventually when people apply for scholarships or even > when they attend wiki events they create profiles for themselves in > Wikidata so th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-12 Thread Risker
really good ideas to me, but there are ones that I don't really think are a great idea, too. Risker/Anne On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 at 12:25, Ziko van Dijk wrote: > Am Mo., 12. Aug. 2019 um 17:51 Uhr schrieb Nicole Ebber < > nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de>: > > > Dear all,. > > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-14 Thread Risker
lar aspect of the mission statement should be a recommendation that gets included in the final reports - regardless of which entity assumes responsibility for it or who pays for it. Risker/Anne On Tue, 14 May 2019 at 18:03, Nathan wrote: > The Internet Archive, incidentally, already seems to ma

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-15 Thread Risker
r certain of our projects should be left by the wayside, but I will note that there are significant variations in the "popularity" of various projects between language groups as well as cultural groups. Risker/Anne On Sun, 14 Apr 2019 at 09:28, Philippe Beaudette wrote: > As usual, Phoebe st

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Iberoconf 2019 - Declaration of Santiago regarding affiliates' rights and responsabilities

2019-02-22 Thread Risker
ring our research. We will take these points into consideration as we develop our recommendations. Risker/Anne (As a member of the R Strategy Working Group) [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Roles_%26_Responsibilities On Thu, 21 Feb 2019 at 2

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-07 Thread Risker
I wish you a lot of joy in your retirement, Erik. We will miss you and all of your work to help us become a more transparent organization. Risker/Anne On Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 05:42, Magnus Manske via Wikimedia-l < wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: > Erik, > > thanks for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Risker
. I am not sure that James needs to remain a contributor to this list. Risker/Anne On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 11:56, James Salsman wrote: > On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:23 AM Kevin Payravi > wrote: > > > > I've heard confusion from a couple folks and want to make sure i

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hiding versions because of copyright violation

2019-01-14 Thread Risker
cy is here: < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Revision_deletion#Criteria_for_redaction> Risker/Anne On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 at 13:20, effe iets anders wrote: > Thanks for those questions. > > Just as clarification, I'm talking about hiding revisions with the effect

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hiding versions because of copyright violation

2019-01-14 Thread Risker
in the history. I suspect that English Wikipedia has lower thresholds for both revision-deletion and suppression because it has historically been the project that is most abused, sometimes in ways that I'd be hesitant to publicly describe. Risker/Anne (English Wikipedia oversighter) On Mon, 14

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread Risker
Glenn of the WMF may be the best person to ask since they seem to be managing the process of making the files available. Risker/Anne On Wed, 9 Jan 2019 at 06:44, Fæ wrote: > Location: This is a tangent, one that has been raised before as a > /non-answer/ to the issue of actually g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocks which appear to demonstrate prejudice against minorities

2019-01-02 Thread Risker
ll accounts; in this case, if it disallows usernames that imply sexual preference regardless of what that preference is. It seems to me that the WMF Trust & Safety group would probably be the right group to examine this. Risker/Anne On Wed, 2 Jan 2019 at 09:42, Ariel Glenn WMF wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Page views of male/female biographies?

2018-12-05 Thread Risker
there is also an inherent bias in that there are far fewer biographical articles about women in most categories, as compared to men. Risker/Anne On Wed, 5 Dec 2018 at 18:20, David Cuenca Tudela wrote: > Hi Tilman, > > I disagree with your appraisal that there are better venues for my

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-03 Thread Risker
out about an overarching banner, it's from someone who knows I "do" Wikipedia, and they're complaining to me. I have to disabuse them of the idea that any editor is likely to be able to change this... Risker/Anne On 3 September 2017 at 13:44, James Heilman <jmh...@gma

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New style banner - A heads up

2017-08-23 Thread Risker
er the banner that pushes down the content over the one that covers it because I could still navigate through the article. (For the record, I am on a fast computer and using the highest speed internet available for residential use in Canada - and the second banner managed to still freeze my computer.)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-13 Thread Risker
through hard-blocked VPNs. I can't speak for other projects, but I can say that on enwiki there are both administrators and functionaries who are liberal in their granting of IPBE. I sometimes find it odd that nobody asks me directly to help them out; I think I've granted it every time I was aske

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread Risker
better than nothing. And yes, the place to ask is at Global IPBE, because getting IPBE on only one project is unhelpful if one also pitches in elsewhere (Wikidata, Commons, etc.). Risker/Anne On 5 June 2017 at 19:34, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote: > Cristian Consonni wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chief Communications Officer search & job description

2017-05-27 Thread Risker
to screen directly for political affiliation - and possibly illegal to do so. Risker/Anne On 27 May 2017 at 23:53, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Joady, > > Thank you for publishing this. Overall I like this draft. I would like to > offer two comments. >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations - Round 2 of 2016-17

2017-05-16 Thread Risker
nly reviews and provides feedback on the draft annual plan. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.w

[Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations - Round 2 of 2016-17

2017-05-15 Thread Risker
, as well. The Ombudsperson will publicly document the complaint, and investigate as needed. On behalf of the FDC, Anne Clin / Risker FDC Chair [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_recommendations/2016-2017_round_2 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-14 Thread Risker
ll advertisements. Don't blame Burger King for leveraging exactly what we're doing ourselves. Risker/Anne On 14 April 2017 at 12:39, Gabriel Thullen <gabr...@thullen.com> wrote: > This advertising campaign is particularly interesting, it appears that this > is the first time we can tal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-12 Thread Risker
reflect two news stories I learned about today. I got to the Wikipedia articles on both of those subjects by following links in online reports by commercial news outlets. Risker/Anne On 13 April 2017 at 00:01, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm bumping this thread because there has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-06 Thread Risker
family - proposal for a new idea, well-informed discussion, good faith assumed on everyone's part. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-17 Thread Risker
with depreciated, verified-safe hardware sharing this hardware with other Wikimedians, though - it's a great idea. Laptops are the right things to start with; there may come a time where other electronic equipment can be shared in a similar way. Risker/Anne On 17 March 2017 at 17:11, Asaf Bartov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Draft Code of Conduct for Technical Spaces

2017-03-07 Thread Risker
a hard time sorting out some of the comments that have been made in this thread. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-02 Thread Risker
really increase focus on the lack of online accessibility - something that dovetails strongly with our mission - is a glaring omission. On this point, I agree with John Vandenberg. And I'm sorry, Zack, but given the fact that so many of these issues are directly linked to real-world activities that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-02 Thread Risker
Please Peter. If the WMF was based in either of those places, it would be a very different organization. And in neither case would it be focusing its annual report on some other country's political system. Risker/Anne On 3 March 2017 at 01:20, Peter Southwood <peter.southw...@telkomsa.net>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-01 Thread Risker
that this can be pulled back and edited properly, preferably by a bunch of actual Wikipedia editors who know how to write neutrally on controversial topics. I've volunteered in the Wikimedia movement for more than a decade at least in part because it was not a political advocacy organization, so I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread Risker
publishing of biographical information of notable-only-on-Wikipedia people. Please stop doing this. Risker/Anne On 13 February 2017 at 19:43, Vi to <vituzzu.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > I find all of these to be deeply non relevant. Though they might be > relevant according to standard en.w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] New members of the Affiliations Committee

2017-01-17 Thread Risker
Thank you to all of you - those who have served AffCom so admirably, those who are stepping up to take on these responsibilities, and those who are continuing their dedicated service. Risker/Anne On 17 January 2017 at 23:15, Nabin K. Sapkota <nboycreationne...@gmail.com>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-01-05 Thread Risker
of hiring the staff and paying the bills to address undisclosed paid editing to the point that there is a genuine effect. Risker/Anne On 5 January 2017 at 13:53, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote: > I should add: I spent a few months following the various AFD queues on >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulation, Hebrew Wikipedia

2017-01-01 Thread Risker
Well done! Risker/Anne On 1 January 2017 at 10:46, Orsolya Virág Gyenes <orsolyavi...@gmail.com> wrote: > Congratulations on the milestone! Mazel Tov! > > Orsolya > > 2016. dec. 29. 16:11 ezt írta ("Itzik - Wikimedia Israel" < > it...@wikimedia.org.il>):

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Maithili Wikipedia surpasses 10k articles

2017-01-01 Thread Risker
Congratulations! Risker/Anne On 1 January 2017 at 20:28, Biplab Anand <biplaban...@gmail.com> wrote: > No not at all. > On 1 Jan 2017 22:49, "MF-Warburg" <mfwarb...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > > Congratulations. > > Was this supported by bots? >

[Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations for Round 1 2016-2017

2016-11-17 Thread Risker
. The Ombudsperson will publicly document the complaint, and investigate as needed. On behalf of the FDC, Anne Clin / Risker FDC Chair [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_recommendations/2016-2017_round_1 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG

Re: [Wikimedia-l] General Counsel Search | Job Description

2016-09-20 Thread Risker
Hello Amy - This mailing list doesn't permit attachments for security reasons. Could you please link to the job description on a publicly accessible page? Thanks. Risker/Anne On 20 September 2016 at 19:48, Amy Elder <ael...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi all, > > Over the past few

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Elections Committee

2016-08-25 Thread Risker
itself. I wish you all the very best - you have an opportunity to have a significant impact in the governance of the Wikimedia Foundation. Risker/Anne On 20 July 2016 at 21:00, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > Dear members of the Wikimedia community, > > As you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-07 Thread Risker
r articles on a near-constant basis, as well, but they don't scan everything in real time. I have seen very good results using this process, often within the hour. Risker On 7 August 2016 at 20:24, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Pax, > > I believe that WMF Discovery is the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Our problem with India

2016-06-28 Thread Risker
On 28 June 2016 at 12:24, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 6:01 PM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Milos, I read the points you are making in your initial post, and I > cannot > > tell what actions you are seeking. I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Our problem with India

2016-06-28 Thread Risker
languages of the Indian subcontinent, and that somehow it is the WMF's fault. Risker/Anne On 28 June 2016 at 11:51, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 4:47 PM, Anders Wennersten > <m...@anderswennersten.se> wrote: > > I have been acti

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2016-06-24 Thread Risker
as Chair. Thank you as well to Alice for her service as Vice Chair. Risker/Anne On 24 June 2016 at 09:49, Jan-Bart de Vreede <jdevre...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Congratulations go to Christophe, and also thank you for making yourself a > candidate. Your years of experience in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 147, Issue 43

2016-06-20 Thread risker . wp
Given the activities of the past year, I think it is fairly obvious that succession planning had not made it to the top of the priority list - there are interim leaders in several roles now, many of whom are stepping up in ways that were not planned. Risker/Anne Sent from my BlackBerry device

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

2016-06-07 Thread Risker
to the posting of her own direct salary for the 2015-16 fiscal year, despite the fact that it would not come close to the Form 990 reporting threshold. Risker On 7 June 2016 at 20:42, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for pointing that out, Risker. The emails indeed cr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment and blaming the victim

2016-06-07 Thread Risker
ressed by checkusers on different projects is very different. Risker/Anne On 7 June 2016 at 15:01, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com> wrote: > My suggestion is to come up with a general type training that can work for > all administrators and functionaries since all have the freedom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community survey to support the WMF ED search starts right now

2016-06-01 Thread Risker
y be useful in other contexts as well. Risker/Anne On 1 June 2016 at 09:18, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > hi James, > > thanks for your input. One of the reasons for the survey is asking the > community what they think about the key qualities. I think it is quite &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Fwd: Invitation to upcoming office hours with interim ED

2016-05-04 Thread Risker
Just noting that 1700-1800 PDT on Wednesday May 11 is -0100 UTC on Thursday May 12. Based on the link given, this seems to be when the meeting will be held. Please verify. Risker/Anne On 4 May 2016 at 21:28, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Forwarding. > > Pine > --

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

2016-04-15 Thread Risker
aisals should be published. It would probably violate quite a few labour and human rights laws, not to mention the separation agreement that no doubt exists. That's not transparency, it's prurience. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: htt

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2016 call for Audit Committee observers

2016-04-04 Thread Risker
for this oversight role. Risker/Anne On 4 April 2016 at 16:54, Greg Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Forward on behalf of Kelly Battles. > > > > Hello All - > > My name is Kelly Bodnar Battles and I am honored to have joined the > Wikimedia Foundation Board of Tr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
Well, Pete, I certainly interpreted Nathan's question as being specific enough to require that a number be given. On 14 March 2016 at 14:28, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Ther

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
mpact on their future earnings and ability to secure future employment. Risker/Anne On 14 March 2016 at 13:37, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > We need to distinguish between the personal and private details of > individuals and the policies of the WMF around management of e

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
uld result in a large settlement, either individually or as a group (think high-tech employees lawsuit). This is an area where "transparency" very definitely intersects with the privacy rights of those individuals who are directly affected. Privacy should win. Risker/Anne On 14 March 2

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
I think it is probably best that human resources issues (including the reasons for people leaving the organization) are not included in this list, unless expressly disclosed by the individuals. Risker On 14 March 2016 at 12:14, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Um. Luis, if you wer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
"Requests for transparency" is highly inaccurate; what you are requesting is information. The two are not synonymous. I have moved the page to the more correct name. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_information On 12 March 2016 at 22:18, SarahSV wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
on the nature of the disclosure. There have been transparency problems, no question about it. But they had nothing to do with NDAs. Let's leave NDAs out of it at this point. They're absolutely not within Community Engagement's purview. Risker/Anne On 12 March 2016 at 22:11, Andreas Kolbe <ja

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
ct of board/executive transparency) or human resources issue (in respect of NDAs). It's pretty obvious from what has bubbled to the surface over the last few months that transparency was NOT just an issue from the community perspective. Perhaps a transparency officer in Legal might make sense.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
just resigned, too, and has yet to be replaced. Risker/Anne On 12 March 2016 at 21:09, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > On March 1, Jimmy Wales wrote:[1] > > things like standard boilerplate language to be signed by > > all employees doesn't strike me as somet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Risker
Katherine, thank you for agreeing to take on this responsibility. I look forward to working with you and the rest of the team in the months to come. Risker/Anne On 10 March 2016 at 22:52, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote: > Katherine, > > Welcome, and best of luck in your n

Re: [Wikimedia-l] about staff

2016-03-09 Thread Risker
as it is in Europe. None of this has any bearing whatsoever on the Wikimedia Foundation; I have no doubt it would follow the applicable legislation should the employees wish to unionize. Risker/Anne On 9 March 2016 at 08:12, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hoi, > It i

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

2016-03-07 Thread Risker
us. Pierre's concern is that the board thought it was a good idea to keep an ED with a 90% staff disapproval rating. Risker/Anne On 7 March 2016 at 18:24, jytdog <jyt...@gmail.com> wrote: > Pierre that is exactly what I struggle with. You are saying that throwing > integrity out th

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

2016-03-06 Thread Risker
I agree with Craig on the most reasonable interpretation of the limited commentary from the Board in recent weeks. Indeed, it would be quite normal, even expected, to include a mutual non-disparagement clause in any separation agreement, which by its very nature is confidential. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Qualities for the next long-term WMF executive director

2016-03-06 Thread Risker
, or a non-profit. It strikes me that the key question the Board needs to think about is whether they want a manager, a leader or a visionary. Risker/Anne On 7 March 2016 at 01:48, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > On the topic of researching what makes someone a successful CEO (a

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

2016-03-03 Thread Risker
On 3 March 2016 at 10:36, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Mar 3, 2016 7:00 AM, "Risker" <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > Those who think it's an easy task that should be > > able to be done practically after the meeting is over tend to have no

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

2016-03-03 Thread Risker
On 3 March 2016 at 09:22, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:15 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > For the WMF board, we throw in the additional complexity of having a > large > > part o

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

2016-03-03 Thread Risker
ns needs to deal with. I would love for the board to be able to complete and approve their meeting minutes within a few weeks. I understand why they have a hard time. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.or

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