Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-01 Thread Robert Rohde
maller alt-coins, unless an effective countermeasure can be developed. -Robert Rohde On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 8:23 AM James Salsman wrote: > Geni, it's the "Day of the Dead" now so I want to attempt to resurrect > this thread. > > Is FoldingCoin still vulnerable to a 51%

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Duty of care

2018-02-01 Thread Robert Rohde
Hi Renee, Not a real answer, but you might consider looking for different terminology. Using "duty of care" the way you do is more common in British English. On the American side of the pond, it is less common to talk about a "duty of care" and more common to talk about specific issues, like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] June minutes from the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2016-07-24 Thread Robert Rohde
L8 v6d44oh On Jul 23, 2016 2:54 AM, "Stephen LaPorte" wrote: Hi all, The Board of Trustees have published minutes from the summer Board meeting on June 22-23 and the Board meeting on June 29 to discuss the endowment. You can find the meeting minutes and accompanying

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Robert Rohde
of scrutiny then that suggests the process of vetting Board candidates is in serious need of improvement. -Robert Rohde On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 6:43 PM, Matthew Flaschen < matthew.flasc...@gatech.edu> wrote: > On 01/08/2016 12:43 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > >> On Fri, Jan 8, 201

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-02 Thread Robert Rohde
ames) care to clarify? -Robert Rohde On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> wrote: > Dear Dariusz, > > Thank you for the response. I understand that you (and the board) want to > move on. But there are in many organisations (and countries) certain powe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-30 Thread Robert Rohde
Jimbo, on his talk page, says this was a removal "for cause", and that he expects the whole Board will provide a further statement. -Robert Rohde On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 12:03 AM, Kevin Gorman <kgor...@gmail.com> wrote: > As far as I can tell, no one alleges Doc James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-30 Thread Robert Rohde
nouncement but neglected to discuss that with James before ejecting him from the meeting, then that suggests poor handling by the Board. -Robert Rohde On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 9:25 PM, olatunde isaac <reachout2is...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm very disappointed to know that the board meetin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase in size of the core editing community

2015-09-10 Thread Robert Rohde
should every again expect dramatic growth, but if we can move towards a more stable or slowly growing community that would seem to make an apocalyptic collapse less likely. -Robert Rohde On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 7:56 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > James, > > Yes, there is m

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does openly declaring your gender change the probability of having an upload overwritten?

2015-08-14 Thread Robert Rohde
of a quite large effect before assuming there was an important bias. -Robert Rohde On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 2:20 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: I have pulled together the following table together for the past 360 days, counting whenever an image was reverted by someone who was not the last

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

2015-08-13 Thread Robert Rohde
there that should be considered. So, no, we can't force the WMF to respect our wishes, but we can hope that they will work with us because a good relationship between the WMF and the editor community is important for both groups. -Robert Rohde On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 10:55 AM, Peter Southwood peter.southw

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

2015-08-11 Thread Robert Rohde
they are useful. Though hypothetically possible I can't think of any examples of an admin on enwiki modifying a legal page in a harmful way, which makes it seem like you have solution for a problem that doesn't actually exist. -Robert Rohde On 11 August 2015 at 16:43, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com

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

2015-08-11 Thread Robert Rohde
, including the large wikis like enwiki. -Robert Rohde On 11 August 2015 at 17:58, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 10:56 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: snip There are situations where not even the administrators of a particular community should be allowed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does Foundation have 3rd party standing against Harald Bischoff?

2015-07-27 Thread Robert Rohde
think that WMF Legal should get involved in cases where someone wanted to do the right thing but failed. There is no need to waste our resources on third-party cases where there is a significant risk of losing. -Robert Rohde ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

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

2015-07-20 Thread Robert Rohde
What do you mean by legalize? The license is what the license is, while we might influence future versions of the license, we don't really control how current licenses are interpreted. That is an issue for the courts. There is a modest ambiguity in CC BY-SA 3.0 about the attribution clauses

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

2015-07-20 Thread Robert Rohde
://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Forum/Archiv/2013/August#de:WP:URF.23Fotos_werden_Hochgeladen_-_gesucht_und_dann_gezielt_abgemahnt_.3F -Robert Rohde On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 7:56 PM, Newyorkbrad newyorkb...@gmail.com wrote: I would have a serious problem with someone litigating, or threatening to litigate, over

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

2015-07-20 Thread Robert Rohde
I'm not really sure of the community's thinking here.) I do think there is something of a problem that Wikipedia models a behavior (i.e. linking) that is different from what Commons recommends (i.e. credit lines). -Robert Rohde [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki

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

2015-07-20 Thread Robert Rohde
On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 8:38 PM, 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 demanding that reusers due the things that Commons actually recommends

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

2015-04-13 Thread Robert Rohde
of Wikimedia. Anyway, best wishes Erik. Your contributions and eloquence will be missed. (Though I won't be shy in reminding you that you can still participate in the WMF projects as a volunteer, should you get that itch. ;-) ) -Robert Rohde P.S. Some of the senior staff bios could really use some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-12 Thread Robert Rohde
luck with it. -Robert Rohde On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:03 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Hi. I'm of two minds here. I would love for mass surveillance to stop; the revelations of the past few years are disgusting. However, this lawsuit has the appearance of being the start

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-26 Thread Robert Rohde
that many of these language are missing in part because the computer literate among the populations who speak these languages actually prefer to edit in some other language (e.g. English). Anyway, just a few thoughts. -Robert Rohde On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 5:57 PM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Request for comments: How to deal with open datasets?

2014-05-15 Thread Robert Rohde
management solution. But am I correct in thinking that you asked the question primarily out of a desire to think about how we could use externally managed data sets? -Robert Rohde On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 2:25 AM, David Cuenca dacu...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, During the Zürich Hackathon I met several

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-11 Thread Robert Rohde
of value if regulatory fiats or undiscovered flaws in the Bitcoin system cause their value to plummet. I don't think holding on to high-risk investment vehicles makes sense for a non-profit that aims to make responsible use of people's donations. -Robert Rohde

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-08-01 Thread Robert Rohde
that. -Robert Rohde On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hey Kevin, contrary to your belief (and in spite of your desire to blame me ;-), I actually have a ton of respect for the opinions you've expressed throughout the process, and for the level of detail

Re: [Wikimedia-l] NSA

2013-08-01 Thread Robert Rohde
subordinates unless I directly need their help to satisfy the request. If someone with root access were directly served with an NSL, it isn't obvious that WMF executives would ever learn about it. This is one of the ways that NSL gag orders are ridiculous. -Robert Rohde

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On the gentrification of Wikipedia, by Superbass (was: Visual Editor)

2013-07-30 Thread Robert Rohde
the page that uses it, but there is no general way to identify all templates that might be problematic at the time the template is written. -Robert Rohde ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On the gentrification of Wikipedia, by Superbass (was: Visual Editor)

2013-07-30 Thread Robert Rohde
. This is one of the examples where there would seem to be few good alternatives. Maybe the devs who are imagining reengineering wikitext can also think up good alternatives for some of the uses they might contemplate making obsolete? -Robert Rohde P.S. {{nom}} and its sister templates are an example

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-30 Thread Robert Rohde
trials or by finding better ways to tease out patterns in editing trends. -Robert Rohde On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: de:wp convinced you. What would it take to convince

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the WMF Board of Trustees?

2013-07-30 Thread Robert Rohde
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Robert, This is a great question. Would you mind adding it to the wiki so we don't lose track of it? snip I don't mind adding it, but I'm not sure where you want it to go? Also, should I copy your reply, too?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the WMF Board of Trustees?

2013-07-29 Thread Robert Rohde
. Is that something the Board ever involves itself in? Given current plans, it seems likely that questions surrounding changes in user experience and the deployment of new technology will be among the most significant issues for the editor community. -Robert Rohde On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-28 Thread Robert Rohde
. It should also be acknowledged that many participants agreed with the idea of a visual editor, in principle, but felt that the current implementation wasn't yet adequate. -Robert Rohde On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Can somebody summarize the concerns raised

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updates on VE data analysis

2013-07-26 Thread Robert Rohde
a problem once we are more than a month past VE's launch. It would be nice to extend the graphs to two or three months if possible to get a longer-term perspective. -Robert Rohde On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 6:31 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 7:28 PM, Dario Taraborelli

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-25 Thread Robert Rohde
completely arbitrary blocks of wikitext that would only be interpreted once the whole page is assembled. -Robert Rohde [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings/Quarterly_reviews/VisualEditor-Parsoid/July_2013 On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Martijn Hoekstra martijnhoeks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: change in article edits after visual editor roll-out (was Re: Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation)

2013-07-23 Thread Robert Rohde
(though I suspect people who choose to be anonymous might be less inclined to use talk pages regardless of other experience / ability). -Robert Rohde ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

2013-06-18 Thread Robert Rohde
, but if you look hard enough I'm sure some people might find things to object to. -Robert Rohde On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Charles Andrès charles.andres.w...@gmail.com wrote: Wikipedia for prisoners – an unexpected partnership between a swiss prison and Wikimedia CH Following an initiative from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] User retention statistics?

2012-04-18 Thread Robert Rohde
and recharge. It seems to be the case that many such declared retirements aren't really permanent. -Robert Rohde On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: snip 1. What is the average lifetime