[Wikimedia-l] Some goodbye to all

2019-06-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
Dear community, First I need to mention that the message I sent a few days ago had too limited information regarding the context of the message. The e-mail was written by me personally alone, written from my perspective. The email contained an overview what has happened, written based on e-mails

[Wikimedia-l] New board for Wikimedia Belgium + evaluation behaviour WMF

2019-06-17 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, On Saturday 15 June 2019 Wikimedia Belgium had its annual General Assembly in Brussels. *New board* Two board members have indicated to step down: * Afernand74 * SPQRobin We thank them for their work and valuable input in the past years! They remain available for advice to the board.

[Wikimedia-l] Tell us about your projects in January, earlier and more!

2019-02-04 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all! What kind of activities have been organised together with or related to cultural institutions in January or earlier months? Let us know and write a (short) report about it for the newsletter '*This Month in GLAM*' so that the worldwide and local Wikimedia community can read what

[Wikimedia-l] How to educate participants of an edit-a-thon so it sticks?

2019-01-31 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, A few days ago we organised an edit-a-thon in what we had participants write about important women. With most edit-a-thon we start with a group of people that know Wikipedia, but are fully new to editing on Wikipedia. We usually start with an introduction, which includes telling about:

[Wikimedia-l] Best Dutch contributors of 2018 awarded

2019-01-13 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, In the Dutch Wikipedia we started in 2015 with awarding the best contributors of that year with an award to celebrate the best among the many welcome contributions. We (Taketa & Romaine) got inspired by the German initiative on the German

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to organize Wiki Loves Love 2019 + to translate

2019-01-07 Thread Romaine Wiki
*Wiki Loves Love * (WLL) is an International photography competition of Wikimedia Commons happening in the month of February 2019 to document love testimonials. The primary goal of the competition is to document

[Wikimedia-l] Writing weeks about German-speaking Community of Belgium

2018-12-10 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, From Monday 10 December to Friday 21 December we (community/Wikimedia Belgium) organise the writing weeks about the German-speaking Community of Belgium. The German-speaking Community is one of the three communities in Belgium, located near the border with Germany and comprises nine

[Wikimedia-l] Writing weeks started about German-speaking Community

2018-12-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi everyone, From Monday 10 December to Friday 21 December we (community/Wikimedia Belgium) organise the writing weeks about the German-speaking Community of Belgium. The German-speaking Community is one of the three communities in Belgium, located near the border with Germany and comprises nine

[Wikimedia-l] Sensory overloads

2018-08-15 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi everyone, In our movement we have a lot of different people, including people with a different neurodiversity. Then it can happen that with events organised by the Wikimedia movement, there are people that get sensory overloads. it basically means that the input through the senses gets too

[Wikimedia-l] Celebrating Wikimania 2018 online

2018-07-23 Thread Romaine Wiki
The official part of Wikimania is over, this does not prevent ourselves from celebrating Africa's first Wikimania online, in more particular: writing Wikipedia articles. Africa is under represented in Wikipedia, by writing about it we both celebrate our great conference as well as we work on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Gendergap approach causing problems

2018-05-14 Thread Romaine Wiki
ive topic, and I'm a white man myself, so please slap me if > I say something dumb. > > 2018-05-07 7:10 GMT+03:00 Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com>: > > > > > What has happened? > > > > She was invited to participate in a Wikimedia activity, because: > &

[Wikimedia-l] Gendergap approach causing problems

2018-05-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, On Wikipedia and in our movement we are aware of the gendergap that exists and all kinds of activities are organised to make the gap smaller. I think this is great as no single gap should exist in collecting all the knowledge in the world, as well as our movement should be diverse as the

[Wikimedia-l] How do you translate "Wiki Loves Love" into your language?

2018-04-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all! A group of users started with the organisation of the photo contest Wiki Loves Love. See for info at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Love What we like to know from you: how do you translate "Wiki Loves Love" into your language? Please add it to:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does anyone know what wikimedia france are up to with the Request Network ?

2018-04-27 Thread Romaine Wiki
We in Belgium received a mail with a question if we want to work together with a blockchain organisation. For us to develop that it is too much work, and we suggested them to contact WMF to develop a system we could easily adopt ourselves. It can be interesting to use blockchain technology in our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to recognise a Wikipedian

2018-04-23 Thread Romaine Wiki
son edits Wikipedia during the breakfast in the hotel, > should not we conclude with a high degree of certainty that the person is a > Wikimedian? > > Cheers > Yaroslav > > On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 2:17 PM, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Hi a

[Wikimedia-l] How to recognise a Wikipedian

2018-04-23 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, During the past Wikimedia Conference and the preceding days, a lot of Wikimedians came together and many of them did not know anyone and where wondering who in the hotel also is a Wikipedian/Wikimedian. To make it easier for users, a page has been published to help them:

[Wikimedia-l] New board for Wikimedia Belgium

2018-04-14 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, During the past day on 14 April 2018, Wikimedia Belgium had its annual General Assembly. One board member leaves (due time constraints): * Loraine Furter (Lfurter) - our board member dedicated to Gender and Diversity aspects in Wikimedia projects We thank

[Wikimedia-l] Yearly prize (WikiUilen) of Dutch Wikipedia awarded to most valued contributions of 2017

2018-01-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
Dear all, On the Dutch Wikipedia it has become a tradition to award each year the most valued contributions of users and projects and give them extra appreciation in the form of a prize. The prize is inspired on the similar one of the German language Wikipedia. Today during the new year's event

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners for logged-in users (was:How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?)

2017-09-12 Thread Romaine Wiki
I am sorry to say but I am constantly logged in and do see fundraising banners every year. Each time when it was announced fundraising banners would come, I have seen them logged in, in multiple countries. Romaine Op dinsdag 5 september 2017 heeft Joseph Seddon het

[Wikimedia-l] Diversity in Wikimedia

2017-09-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
I made a mistake, a very personal mistake. Not realising that I made this mistake at that time, but ever since I kept an unpleasant feeling about it. I signed up for attending the Diversity Conference later this year, and with that there were a lot of personal questions asked on the field of

[Wikimedia-l] Help requested for finding certain subjects in your local Wikipedia

2017-08-01 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, In the Dutch part of Belgium there exists a performing arts database, and they are donating parts of it to Wikidata. Over the past century they have collected the theatre venues and festivals where a Flemish theatre group had its première. For many locations I already found an article in

[Wikimedia-l] Photo contest Wiki Loves Public Space started in Belgium

2017-06-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Today at 1 July the photo contest Wiki Loves Public Space started in Belgium. This year is the first year in what we have during the full Summer freedom of panorama in Belgium ( info ),

[Wikimedia-l] Wikisource type of site for sheet music at kickstarter

2017-06-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, I came across the following Kickstarter project about sheet music. The project aims for making public domain sheet musuc available and keeping them open. The project is a sort of Wikisource, but then for sheet music, and I think as Wikimedia movement we should support this somehow.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of translation drive #16WikiWomen

2017-02-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
Why using a category? Categories are especially useful for navigation purposes or maintenance. A category here seems useless. The only categories that are useful are the ones for categorising women in various ways like profession, country, etc. I hope that kind of categories can be filled with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Romaine Wiki
Calling that anyone who does not want a banner = someone who does not care for our colleagues, is very very disrespectful. That is way beyond the line of what can be accepted. Romaine Op maandag 13 februari 2017 heeft Jane Darnell het volgende geschreven: > When I first

Re: [Wikimedia-l] banner proposals

2017-02-11 Thread Romaine Wiki
el has cost our community because it has > proven that we do not care about our own. > Thanks, > GerardM > > On 7 February 2017 at 00:37, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > To stay short and in addition of Seddon said: The more the Wikimedia > &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] banner proposals

2017-02-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
To stay short and in addition of Seddon said: The more the Wikimedia movement/WMF chooses to pick a side by using a banner above all projects (like Wikipedia) - calling yes/no for a strike is taking a side - the more it can loose credibility. For the same reason as we do not want advertisements,

[Wikimedia-l] General Assembly: board + annual reports

2017-01-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
Dear all, Today Wikimedia Belgium had the annual General Assembly . At 1 January 2017 the board had five board members. Every board member is elected for a two years term, besides the president who is elected every year. From these five

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
or, for example, Netherlands ceasing net neutrality > (currently almost impossible) or similar kind of changes in any Country, > which doesn't imply dictatorship but still will have a significantly impact > over our operations. > > Vito > > 2017-01-28 13:07 GMT+01:00 Romaine Wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
ected from the pernicious threats that beset > the Wikimedia Foundation in the United States? > > On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:33 PM, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com > <javascript:;>> > wrote: > > > Today I was reading in the (international) news about webs

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi! Sorry, I had not the intention to write a Wikipedia article that is balanced. The only thing I tried to describe is some signals in the media that give me concerns. But I am sorry to say, but your reaction is something what I would call naieve, and biased as well. You are free to think that

[Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-26 Thread Romaine Wiki
Today I was reading in the (international) news about websites with knowledge on the topic of climate change disappear from the internet as result of the Trump administration. The second thing I read is that before something can be published about this topic, the government needs to approve this.

[Wikimedia-l] Appreciation shown on Wikipedia

2017-01-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Past Saturday during the new year's event in Leiden, the Netherlands, the Dutch Wikipedia community reached the annual prizes for most valued contributions to this Wikipedia in 2016. In six categories users and projects were nominated by the community and in a closed voting they decided

[Wikimedia-l] Writing weeks about Norway start on Wikipedia

2016-12-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, As tradition describes we organise also this year the writing weeks on the Dutch Wikipedia We invite everyone, starting today in the coming two weeks, to write about the Kingdom of Norway (including Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Bouvet Island, Peter I Island, and Queen Maud Land). More

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia printed in Gent

2016-11-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, It was a nice event! See for the photos at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Print_Wikipedia_Ghent Romaine Op 29 oktober 2016 16:55 schreef Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com>: > *Nederlands naar onder - français ci-dessous* > > Hello all, > >

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia printed in Gent

2016-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
*Nederlands naar onder - français ci-dessous* Hello all, In the coming weekend the Dutch Wikipedia will be printed as an art project in the city of Ghent. The project also has been done in New York and Berlin with the English and German language Wikipedia. See also the English article about this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
The criteria are for those groups who want to apply for an official status at WMF. In general I think all chapters should try to meet with these criteria. If a chapter is not able to structurally full-fill these criteria, a different board is the solution to revive the chapter. I personally think

[Wikimedia-l] WMBE annual activities and financial report

2016-07-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, The annual report over 2015 is now available on Meta. The annual activities report can be found at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Belgium/Activity/2015 The annual financial report can be found at:

[Wikimedia-l] Coming Friday: Freedom in Panorama in Belgium

2016-07-12 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all! As announced earlier, Freedom of Panorama comes into force coming Friday 15 July 2016. Press release: https://be.wikimedia.org/wiki/Press_release_Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Belgium According to Belgian law, a law change comes into force on the 10th day after the publication in the Belgian

[Wikimedia-l] Writing weeks about cultural heritage started

2016-06-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Today the Dutch minister for education, culture and science opened the thematic writing week that started with the creation of a first article about a historic painting. On 8 Wikipedias already a project pages has been created, and anyone is free to write in their own language about

[Wikimedia-l] Freedom of panorama today approved by Belgian parliament

2016-06-16 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Great news! Freedom of panorama has been voted today in the Belgian parliament. A mayority voted in favour of freedom of panorama, including commercial use. Soon images of artworks and modern buildings in Belgium can be restored on Commons. But first the law needs to be published in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Museums of 100 masterpieces from Brussels

2016-05-26 Thread Romaine Wiki
in Wikipedia. When the museums start to provide us images, we also will look to which masterpieces are notable to add as own article in Wikipedia. Greetings, Romaine 2016-05-26 9:15 GMT+02:00 Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru>: > On 2016-05-25 10:31, Romaine Wiki wrote: > >> Hello al

[Wikimedia-l] Museums of 100 masterpieces from Brussels

2016-05-25 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, In the past week the council of museums in Brussels started the project of 100 masterpieces in Brussels. Based on their list we have checked which museums have an article in Wikipedia and which not. On the Dutch Wikipedia we miss only one article at the moment, and someone started

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Belgium Newsletter - April 2016

2016-04-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
View web version - bulletin d'information en français - nieuwsbrief in het Nederlands

[Wikimedia-l] Open Belgium conference

2016-02-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, In one week is the annual Open Belgium conference: 29 February. More information at: 2016.openbelgium.be Greetings, Romaine ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages

[Wikimedia-l] Just to be sure: this is the location

2015-11-25 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, As a large group of Wikipedians is going to gather in an unusual building today, hereby a photo so that everyone can find it. ;-) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Royal_Palace_on_the_Dam_of_Amsterdam_on_25_November_2015.jpg Romaine

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
> data to Wikidata. Wikidatians are working hard to add referencing and > improve what is there already, but it's a huge labour and we shouldn't be > adding to their mountain of work unnecessarily. > > Risker/Anne > > On 29 October 2015 at 14:37, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@

[Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, I think it is time for the next step in the Wikidata development: a better integration in Wikipedia and her sisterprojects. Every day thousands of articles are created, and many of those are not added to Wikidata, even while often an item about this subject exists. Users forget to add a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
ust be confused by it. > On Oct 29, 2015 2:08 PM, "Romaine Wiki" <romaine.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > That is comparing it with wrong examples that are not relevant here. > > On Wikipedia we have the guideline that articles an categories should be > > added to Wikid

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
t;Logged in" is > not a reasonable filter. A preference to receive a reminder that Wikidata > is missing would work. But it should not automatically pop up whenever > someone creates an article, which is just as likely to annoy editors. > > Risker/Anne > > On 29 October 2

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
mons if I'm not missing something. The workflow is very > smooth, > > and the Wikipedia editor does not need to know about Commons to follow > the > > flow. > > > > Leila > > > > > > > On 29 October 2015 at 16:08, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi, We have tried it, but didn't work as in a small community this isn't doable. Romaine 2015-10-29 21:59 GMT+01:00 WereSpielChequers : > Hi Romaine, > > Having bots that list tasks that need doing is a great way to get things > done. But you need to think

[Wikimedia-l] Good news for Wikimedians in San Francisco!

2015-10-26 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, As you of course know, stroopwafels are official wikifood. See: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Stroopwafel_Addicts As Dutch we are aware of the shortage of this original typical wikifood in other parts of the world, so we travel around the world with many packages each

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
I do question why some members from the community should be involved in chapter/affiliates issues. If affiliates want to communicate with each other, without interference from individual users, they had no way to do such until this list was created. And there is no transparency reduction. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
Ow yes, I remember a affiliate specific issue that was not handled appropriate by some users from outside any affiliate. And also this discussion here doesn't give a comfortable feeling (in my opinion) to affiliates to do (always) a public discussion. If I as affiliate member, want to have

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

2015-09-10 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi! In economics there is a business cycle with ups and downs. This is a naturally process that also exists in the number of editors. If there would be a trend that only exists in more and more users editing, just like the dot-com buble , a growth

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

2015-09-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
I think everyone here worked in good faith, and everyone started with patience in this situation. Suggesting otherwise suggests a lack of empathy. But we should not close our eyes when the community is being played in a non fair way, and I then mean NOT the bocking banner, but how the interaction

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

2015-08-31 Thread Romaine Wiki
e people, I have come to the conclusion that > > > > it is time to ask the Wikimedia community what they think about this > > > situation. I > > > > have especially seen both parties, the Wiki Loves Monuments > > > > organising teams wh

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

2015-08-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Fundraising_banner_or_Wiki_Loves_Monuments_banner Romaine 2015-08-30 15:35 GMT+02:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: Hi all, New update: The Italian team had some calls with the fundraising team and it resulted in: * Wiki Loves Monuments gets the whole 4th week

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

2015-08-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, New update: The Italian team had some calls with the fundraising team and it resulted in: * Wiki Loves Monuments gets the whole 4th week of September. So we will have the WLM banner alone the first and the last week. * WLM IT is discussing with the community a message in the Main Page of

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

2015-08-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
:16 GMT+02:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: The most annoying part now is that the fundraising team did tell me thta, while I ma in change of the banners. How is it possible that they do worse and worse each time? Romaine 2015-08-30 22:20 GMT+02:00 Andrea Zanni zanni.andre

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

2015-08-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Fundraising_banner_or_Wiki_Loves_Monuments_banner Romaine 2015-08-30 15:35 GMT+02:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: Hi all, New update: The Italian team had some calls with the fundraising team and it resulted

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New WMF initiative: Community Capacity Development

2015-08-25 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi Asaf, It sounds interesting, but I do not have a clear idea how to proceed. Like Capacity 4: New contributor engagement and growth. We organise a lot of edit-a-thons and workshops with new contributors and one of the things we sense is that the new users are willing to continue after the

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

2015-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
to understand the oddities of the Italian monuments situation Commons. Italy was late to join the WLM party for this reason, and I understand it is only specific municipalities that take part now. On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Giving Wiki Loves

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

2015-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
Giving Wiki Loves Monuments the worst possible situation is certainly not a compromise, but a situation in what users from the community are crushed under the weight of the foundation. A compromise is, according to the dictionary, a situation in what both parties concede something. In this case,

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

2015-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
/experienced uploaders is the same as for other countries, ergo, the banner would be less of an issue, though still an issue. On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Jane, Yes, Italy is one of those odd countries without freedom of panorama. The copyright

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Imminent block of access to Wikipedia in Russia

2015-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
To me the basic step in such a case like this is translating the article about the agency in more languages, so that people can get more background information. The article:

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

2015-08-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
. Lisa and I are happy to answer more questions if we can. Thanks- Luis On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Sad news. The title of this thread seems a bit hard, but that is practically the situation as it looks now. *Background* Wiki

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

2015-08-21 Thread Romaine Wiki
I think you describe the essence of the problem: there is a big gap between the community and the Wikimedia Foundation. I have a long list of problems from the past years that all seem to originate in this basic problem. The Wikimedia Foundation is too much de-attached from the community. At the

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

2015-08-21 Thread Romaine Wiki
If the fundraising banner was planned in November to be shown in Italy, the problem would have been the same. Only the time could have a positive impact. Also then something has been missed: Wiki Loves Monuments is a sticky project in September, already for years, as it is attached to a world

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

2015-08-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
2015 at 01:19, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very important focus point of organising every Wiki Loves Monuments. The complexity of the navigation is that MediaWiki and the whole group of Wikimedia wikis is not designed for navigation

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

2015-08-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very important focus point of organising every Wiki Loves Monuments. The complexity of the navigation is that MediaWiki and the whole group of Wikimedia wikis is not designed for navigation, but designed for showing content. In the past eight years small

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

2015-08-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
reading this mailing list. I'd like to think between the several-hundred of us we might be able to come up with a solution that works to accommodate both groups. Risker/Anne On 20 August 2015 at 01:19, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very

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

2015-08-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
between the several-hundred of us we might be able to come up with a solution that works to accommodate both groups. Risker/Anne On 20 August 2015 at 01:19, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very important focus point of organising every Wiki

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

2015-08-18 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Sad news. The title of this thread seems a bit hard, but that is practically the situation as it looks now. *Background* Wiki Loves Monuments is the yearly photo contest since 2010, organised by many local Wikipedia communities and local chapters. For this contest a banner is shown on

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

2015-08-18 Thread Romaine Wiki
about it publicly? Best regards, antanana ED of Wikimedia Ukraine 2015-08-18 21:42 GMT+03:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: Hi all, Sad news. The title of this thread seems a bit hard, but that is practically the situation as it looks now. *Background* Wiki Loves Monuments

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

2015-08-11 Thread Romaine Wiki
So far I know it has only be used once after the occasion, see: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Superprotect If anyone knows another occasion, I would like to ask to report this usage at this talk page to keep an overview in future. Greetings, Romaine 2015-08-11 20:28 GMT+02:00 Magnus

[Wikimedia-l] Preparations international for Wiki Loves Monuments started: info for local organisers

2015-08-08 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all! At the end of this month Wiki Loves Monuments is organised for the 6th time! To make that possible I am as in previous years responsible for the upload wizard and the CentralNotice banner. To make it easier for local organisers, I have created a page about what the international team

[Wikimedia-l] Your chapter, user group, or thematic organization at Wikimania

2015-07-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Already some chapters and a user group have created a page for them on the Wikimania 2015 wiki. There they list who come to Wikimania, what talks they give, materials they are presenting, presentation of the organisation, office hours, and so on. An overview page is created at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ending discrimination by language

2015-06-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi! I do not think language discrimination is the only possible discrimination. I would prefer and consider it better if the international organisation would be located next to the office of a local chapter. Then a different perspective is possible. Also I would like to suggest to have an WMF

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

2015-06-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
* Welsh Who knows anyone who speaks one of these languages? Please ash him/her! Thank you! Romaine 2015-06-28 1:22 GMT+02:00 Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk: On 27 June 2015 at 11:39, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Any other European languages missing an article about

[Wikimedia-l] Does this article exist in your language?

2015-06-27 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Does your language Wikipedia have an article about Freedom of Panorama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_panorama? This public right is often not as such recognised, also often unknown or considered naturally, but enables mankind in many countries to freely publicize pictures of

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

2015-06-27 Thread Romaine Wiki
write/translate an article about this subject of Freedom of Panorama? Romaine 2015-06-27 12:28 GMT+02:00 MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com: Romaine Wiki wrote: Does your language Wikipedia have an article about Freedom of Panorama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_panorama? This public

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

2015-06-21 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, This concerns all the editors and readers in the European Union and those in other European countries as well (copying is possible). *Subject* Copyrights reform in Europe going in the wrong direction, damaging Wikipedia. *What is going on?* In the European Parliament currently a

[Wikimedia-l] OpenCon conference in Brussels, sign up before 22 June

2015-06-12 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, On 14-16 November the OpenCon 2015 conference is organised in Brussels. This conference is about Open Access, Open Education and Open Data, which is practically the same subject as the one of the Wikimedia movement, only from a different perspective. Therefore I think it is good to

[Wikimedia-l] Evaluation by WMF of Wiki Loves Monuments is failing to understand the community

2015-05-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, In the past months the Wikimedia Foundation has been writing an evaluation about Wiki Loves Monuments. [1] At such it is fine that WMF is writing an evaluation, however they fail in actual understanding Wiki Loves Monuments, and that is shown in the evaluation report. As a result on the

[Wikimedia-l] 50 months in GLAM search for volunteers to reach out to undiscovered countries

2015-04-15 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all! Every month the newsletter *This Month in GLAM http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/This_Month_in_GLAM* is published in what various chapters, volunteers, users and GLAMs write about stories and experiences in what galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and various other institutions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Join the Wikimedia strategy consultation

2015-02-23 Thread Romaine Wiki
I think it is great that this is organised this way. To me it sounds a good idea to have periodical this kind of consultations. It is a dialogue with the community. Romaine 2015-02-24 1:56 GMT+01:00 Maggie Dennis mden...@wikimedia.org: You could be on to something there, Craig. :) I think it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] statistics of usage of wikimedia project per language used in the interface

2015-02-05 Thread Romaine Wiki
For Belgium I would like to know something different. Belgium doesn't have a primary language, but have Dutch, French, German and English. All these Wikipedia have other countries with a larger population where they speak the various languages. What would be interesting for us is to know what

[Wikimedia-l] New software; Gendergap; FOSDEM; Government collaboration

2015-02-02 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, The past weekend was great! Wikimedia was at FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, organised as the university ULB in Brussels, Belgium! We had there a stand with flyers about Wikipedia, Wikimedia, Wikimedia Belgium, and a lot of goodies. In the

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Project Wiki Loves Art in Belgium

2015-01-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, Hereby I like to announce the project Wiki Loves Art in Belgium. In November we had a meeting with a museum and we noticed that they were very enthusiastic about Wikipedia/Wikimedia, but they experienced it as difficult and maybe dangerous to open up their collection. This relatively

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia wins Erasmusprize 2015

2015-01-15 Thread Romaine Wiki
http://www.erasmusprijs.org/?page=Erasmusprijs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Prize ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for the General Assembly of Wikimedia Belgium

2015-01-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, On 24 January 2015 Wikimedia Belgium organises her first General Assembly. The assembly is open for members and volunteers on Wikipedia and other sister projects. The main subject of the meeting is the budget of Wikimedia Belgium. * Location: Brussels * More information about the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Honorary degree for Wikipedia + meeting

2015-01-08 Thread Romaine Wiki
contact me. See you next week! Romaine 2014-11-17 23:01 GMT+01:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: Hi all, A local newspaper in the Netherlands had today as headline: Eredocteraat voor Timmermans en Wikipedia Translated: Honory degree for Timmermans and Wikipedia * Who is coming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
committee members to manage proposals, hopefully attracting local experts in various Wikimedia projects. The Gendergap will be the first theme. I think it's a great idea! How can WLM attract more female participation? Any ideas? On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 11:26 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
. By the way, as a member of Wikimedia LGBT, my presumption is that LGBT related proposals would be rejected in this period as they would not be specifically about women. Fae On 3 January 2015 at 10:26, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Some disturbing news entered my

[Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Some disturbing news entered my mailbox the past days. The grant making team is going to shut down the grantmaking process for Project and Event Grants (PEG) and Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) for three full months! They have decided that they want to focus only on a specific

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
for the coming three months. On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Jane, Sorry, but I think you miss the problem here. As I said before, I am fine with more projects that improve the coverage of so-called female topics, but not if this is damaging

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
It is perfectly defined, it only matters which point of view you take. The Wikimedia movement consists out of people, projects and content. There is less content about so-called female topics. There seem to be less projects that specifically cover those so-called female topics. And there are less

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
(f/m) balance of the participants (n 500) will be 40/60 and +50% of them will be new editors? This would be meet the strategic objectives. -Teemu On Sat Jan 03 2015 05:27:47 GMT-0500 (COT), Romaine Wiki wrote: Hi all, Some disturbing news entered my mailbox the past days

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