[Wikimedia-l] Re: Wikimedia Endowment reaches initial $100 million goal and welcomes new board members

2021-09-22 Thread Samuel Klein
Wonderful news, and an amazing set of board members. Thanks to the team for making the endowment a steady and growing pillar of support, and tending to its governance too with care :)  On Wed., Sep. 22, 2021, 10:58 a.m. Lisa Gruwell, wrote: > Dear all, > > Today I am very happy to announce

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

2021-09-14 Thread Samuel Klein
Hello Maryana! This is superb news. Brad 'OG' Patrick wrote: > Congratulations and welcome to the best job in the world! > You're not wrong :) Access to knowledge seems to becoming more unequal these days in new ways, with the volume of convincing un-knowledge increasing much faster than the

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-11 Thread Samuel Klein
Broadly agreeing with Gergő — our central challenge in this arena is that the Foundation's total investment in things outside of staffing its own growing org has historically been quite small — even though we recognize that WP itself needed well under $1M to take off, and that we need a wide range

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Paid editing dashboard and metrics?

2021-09-08 Thread Samuel Klein
projects. Many are familiar with large-scale UPE operations. Some of us > already work with tools for automated and semi-automated detection. So it > might be more fruitful to discuss it with contributors experienced in that > area. > > Best, > > Mario > > On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 7

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Paid editing dashboard and metrics?

2021-09-08 Thread Samuel Klein
re to help each editor do more, making it > fun, easy and welcoming for new contributors, and fighting the attrition in > admins and other functionaries. If our volunteer community was larger and > healthier, the threat of paid interference would be less scary. > > On Tue, Sep 7, 2021

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Paid editing dashboard and metrics?

2021-09-07 Thread Samuel Klein
. I've cleaned it up a bit and linked it to the German page. This really needs some automated scripting and tracking, at the scale of ORES... Is there any routine analysis / stats compiled of edits associated with these orgs, or of their activity online? On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 2:19 PM Samuel Klein

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

2021-09-07 Thread Samuel Klein
ists.wikimedia.org, guidelines > at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > Public archives at > https://lists.wikimedia.org/hyperkitty/list/wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org/message/3GWCGYPKVJMGNJ6UXWQ5553RGYDPRBYN/ >

[Wikimedia-l] Paid editing dashboard and metrics?

2021-09-07 Thread Samuel Klein
Jan Böhmermann published an amazing expose on political WP editing in Germany; it gets good around 15 minutes in . In the video he exposed the workings of a paid editing farm run (by Olaf Kosinsky

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Voting closes for the 2021 Board of Trustees election with a record participation

2021-09-01 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 3:26 PM Jackie Koerner wrote: > Diversity was an important goal with these elections. Messages about the > Board election were translated into 61 languages. This outreach worked > well. There were 70 communities with eligible voters voting in this > election for the first

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Wikipedia issues in UNDARK.org #Opinion article to check...

2021-08-17 Thread Samuel Klein
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[Wikimedia-l] Re: Fwd: FW: Professor Jing Wang (1950–2021)

2021-07-30 Thread Samuel Klein
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[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming María Sefidari as a Foundation consultant. :)

2021-06-25 Thread Samuel Klein
with an independent committee consisting of a staff, board and community > representative deciding cases that do not fulfill the 12 months waiting > period. > > Best, > Philip > > On Thu, 24 Jun 2021 at 16:28, Samuel Klein wrote: > >> Jan-Bart: Spot on. It is always up

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

2021-06-24 Thread Samuel Klein
Jan-Bart: Spot on. It is always uplifting to see one of your measured notes come over the wire. Jan-Bart de Vreede writes: > The Foundation is supposed to be an example of good Governance for our > entire movement. We (as a movement) have come a long way in the past 20 > years (and that is

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Sharing more details about the Equity Fund

2021-06-10 Thread Samuel Klein
Lisa + all -- Excellent to see this take shape. It pairs well with a vintage CSB ... Thank you for putting out a call for potential projects to support. I'll think more on it before filling out the form

[Wikimedia-l] Re: June WMF Board meeting update

2021-06-03 Thread Samuel Klein
> > María > > -- > > María Sefidari Huici > > Chair of the Board > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list -- wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org, guidelines > at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Thank you. And keep up the good work!

2021-06-02 Thread Samuel Klein
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[Wikimedia-l] Re: Announcing an academic conference on Wikipedia translation

2021-06-02 Thread Samuel Klein
be incurred or caused to any party as a result > of the use of such information. > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list -- wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org, guidelines > at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and >

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Movement funding questions

2021-05-20 Thread Samuel Klein
> > > On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 12:05 PM Julia Brungs > wrote: > >> Dear SJ, > >> > >> Thank you very much for your questions here and on meta. We are working > on answering them and will post the answers on meta (don't worry I will > reply to this threa

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Movement funding questions

2021-05-18 Thread Samuel Klein
onversations and the more > granular we can be in our answers the better the reaction we get. > > Cheers, > Dimi > > На пн, 17.05.2021 г. в 21:13 ч. Samuel Klein написа: > >> Dear list, >> >> Risker posed an excellent question in the AffCom thread about *rev

[Wikimedia-l] Movement funding questions

2021-05-17 Thread Samuel Klein
Dear list, Risker posed an excellent question in the AffCom thread about *review and development of movement funding*, which could use its own dedicated thread. Riffing on the theme, here are a dozen questions for anyone who knows part of the answer -- particularly those who helped develop the

[Wikimedia-l] Re: COVID-19 second wave and protection of our most valuable movement asset

2021-05-10 Thread Samuel Klein
.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYcjEeuT7vUxP3NJg7KfIiZaude9IXLyCagsDarTx11J4ymA/viewform > > There are still some logistical constraints to be fully operational, but > we are trying to figure those out as soon as we can. Hopefully, all will be > set by next week. > > Regards, > Bodhisattwa &g

[Wikimedia-l] Flourishing of the Endowment

2021-04-29 Thread Samuel Klein
(Retitling this thread, which is now focused on the endowment) As a meta note, it is a true delight that our primary concerns surrounding the endowment, 5 years in, are that it is flourishing well beyond expectations*. An extremely warm *thank you* to everyone who has made that possible, it sets

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COVID-19 second wave and protection of our most valuable movement asset

2021-04-29 Thread Samuel Klein
wants to speak with me, please feel free to >> contact me. >> >> Wishing everyone and their families a healthy and happy life. >> >> Namaste, >> >> Rajeeb. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> On Tue, 27 Apr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COVID-19 second wave and protection of our most valuable movement asset

2021-04-27 Thread Samuel Klein
rint shop: https://www.redbubble.com/people/Gnangarra/shop?asc=u > > > _______ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messa

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Logo of MediaWiki has changed

2021-03-31 Thread Samuel Klein
and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Samuel Klein @metasj

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Report of grants given out by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2019−2020

2021-03-31 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikimedia Enterprise API project

2021-03-20 Thread Samuel Klein
a.wikimedia.org/wiki/Okapi> Community Liaison > Wikimedia Foundation > > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > N

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] March 17: Curiosity

2021-03-11 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Idea of a new project: Wikifacts ?

2021-02-10 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Samuel Klein
rine > > [1] https://viewcrestadvisors.com/ > > > > > > -- > > > > [image: Image removed by sender.] > > *Katherine Maher *(she/her) > > CEO > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > > > > > _

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

2021-02-02 Thread Samuel Klein
t > > ___ > 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://li

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bylaws amendments and upcoming call for feedback

2021-01-21 Thread Samuel Klein
Yair, thanks for looking it over carefully. On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 6:35 PM Yair Rand wrote: > Those "loopholes" people mentioned are still there, with the addition of > at least one new one. > Hm. Maria, an easier-to-read diff like the one Laurentius made for the proposal, would be most

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF transfers $8.7 million to "Wikimedia Knowledge Equity Fund"

2020-12-14 Thread Samuel Klein
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> >> > > > -- > > Lisa Seitz Gruwell > > Chief Advancement Officer > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.o

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Save the date! Coolest Tool Award 2020: December 11th, 17:00 UTC

2020-12-10 Thread Samuel Klein
>>> timeanddate.com >>> <https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20201211T17> >>> -- >>> Joaquin Oltra Hernandez >>> Developer Advocate - Wikimedia Foundation >>> >> >> >> -- >> Joaquin O

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please join Wikimedia UK and the Wikimedia Foundation for an English Wikipedia community conversation

2020-11-20 Thread Samuel Klein
ts are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate > Wikipedia, amongst other projects). Wikimedia UK is an independent > non-profit charity with no legal control over Wikipedia nor responsibility > for its contents. > ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Wikidata Query Service Tutorial

2020-10-29 Thread Samuel Klein
collaborations to >> add >> > the tutorial in other languages. >> > We are also keen to hear feedback from those involved in Wikidata >> > Outreach. >> > >> > We hope you'll find it useful. >> > All the Best >> > Revital Poleg >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New collaboration with the World Health Organization

2020-10-22 Thread Samuel Klein
ling 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/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >&g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric

2020-10-08 Thread Samuel Klein
_Extension_of_Community_Selected_Trustee_Terms_until_next_selection_process > > > > *NOTICE: You may have received this message outside of your normal > working > > hours/days, as I usually can work more as a volunteer during weekend. You > > should not feel obligated to ans

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric

2020-10-07 Thread Samuel Klein
The replacement of an explicit voting process with an unspecified process + schedule seems unnecessarily vague. Especially since the current ElecComm does not seem to have been party to the decisions around this year's delay. Drawing from the current Bylaws language, it would be better to add

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

2020-10-01 Thread Samuel Klein
Dear Nataliia -- Any update on the first two points? Does the BGC recommend a Bylaws update or an election this calendar year? Posting minutes for the last 3

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moving the technical infrastructure out of the US

2020-09-30 Thread Samuel Klein
We should have technical partners in multiple other jurisdictions that could help in a crisis, and load bearing infrastructure in at least one of them, and a plan for how and when to switch. (The walkthrough of what would be needed for a smooth transfer send most important, and useful for general

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [feedback requested] Taxonomy of knowledge gaps

2020-09-26 Thread Samuel Klein
Thank you Leila -- I appreciate the reflection and the update here. The paper is thorough and methodical in its approach, which makes it easier for me to see a problem (for my own ideas): I don't see a focus on the primary tremendous *gaps *-- which for content is depth + breadth + freshness,

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

2020-09-14 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Covid-19] Introducing a new risk assessment tool and guidelines for in person gatherings

2020-09-14 Thread Samuel Klein
--- > > > > *Jáneen Uzzell* > > Chief Operating Officer > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > > @janeenuzzell > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wik

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [feedback requested] Taxonomy of knowledge gaps

2020-09-11 Thread Samuel Klein
Wow. Thanks for doing this. a) did you mine emijrp's subconscious yet? b) what meta-gaps are you aware of (areas where the gap analysis itself might have blind spots) c) this seems appropriate for a wikijournal of knowledge...  On Thu, Sep

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Universal Code of Conduct draft for review

2020-09-09 Thread Samuel Klein
Dear anonymus, The problem starts when the administrators who are called to > perform those rules are the harrashers themselves and don' t get punished. > A code of conduct should preempt this. > For example [users who can] fly under the rader and be likeable. [users who] run the annual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Universal Code of Conduct draft for review

2020-09-08 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New essay on the ambiguity of NC licenses

2020-08-11 Thread Samuel Klein
08:52:31 CEST, Erik Moeller < > eloque...@gmail.com> ha scritto: > > On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:52 PM Samuel Klein wrote: > > > I don't think we should mix NC with free-knowledge licenses . > > I do absolutely think we should maintain an archive, visible to the >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia

2020-08-05 Thread Samuel Klein
I applaud this idea. Preferably a language family with a large community of practice, 'minority' in the sense of coverage and support by modern tools and scaffolding, not in the sense of limited use. We used to have a roughly weighted list of major world languages by (spoken, written; primary,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New essay on the ambiguity of NC licenses

2020-08-02 Thread Samuel Klein
I don't think we should mix NC with free-knowledge licenses . I do absolutely think we should maintain an archive, visible to the public with at most a simple hoop to jump through, of material that is offered to us in any legal way but not yet free. This would include: material currently under a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-07-22 Thread Samuel Klein
+1 This sounds like an ideal approach. ! Else: surprised that noone mentioned public cloud options running on OpenStack. Is there no obvious place to start there?  On Mon., Jul. 20, 2020, 3:19 p.m. Victoria Coleman, < vstavridoucole...@gmail.com> wrote: > +1 Kunal! The WMF Cloud Services

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia

2020-07-02 Thread Samuel Klein
Best news all year. Thank you for moving swiftly on this :) It has been a fine thing too, to see WikiLambda experiments on Wikispore. https://wikispore.wmflabs.org I hope this may Herald a new wave of new and complementary projects. There are yet so many types of knowledge that have not found a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board update on Branding: next steps

2020-06-29 Thread Samuel Klein
Thanks WSC; elegantly put. On survey process: seconding what others have said, if you have gotten ~1000 of a desired 4000 responses, and haven't asked two questions that you realize are essential, yes it is absolutely worth running a new survey w the new options. You can even identify

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Update on Branding

2020-06-23 Thread Samuel Klein
Brad: this was brilliant, thank you. I have been thinking about how to phrase this all week, and you touched it with a needle. The Foundation's one undelegable role is to protect the community identity through its marks. That is a foundation upon which all else rests. There are many ways we can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: general assembly and new Supervisory Board

2020-06-22 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] 3, 000, 000 Wikidata Infoboxes in Commons categories

2020-06-21 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-06-16 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] IMPORTANT: Entire list on moderation and notes on conduct

2020-06-16 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Trust and safety on Wikimedia projects

2020-05-25 Thread Samuel Klein
> A former steward fellow and I > discussed this topic at the Safety Space at Wikimania. Due to the nature of > the space, the discussion have not been documented but you can find the > presentation with backgrounds of the situation and open questions on > Commons > < >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons

2020-05-21 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons

2020-05-18 Thread Samuel Klein
Commons needs iterative workflows that tag problems and modify what reuses / transfusions are supported, rather than making everything a crude delete/keep decision. Else it will always struggle w scaling to these uses.  On Mon., May 18, 2020, 9:48 a.m. Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal for a multilingual Wikipedia

2020-05-05 Thread Samuel Klein
imedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annoying ads

2020-05-05 Thread Samuel Klein
> > This is a complaint about multiple banners on the same page. > I believe it would be better to put the add on the lower part of the > viewport, for all users, and for a limited time. Posting ads at random > locations I couldn't figure out how to experience this feature -- can you share a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annoying ads

2020-05-04 Thread Samuel Klein
> > If you're browsing in a private-window, this means the browser cannot > remember (save in a cookie) that you clicked "close" or saw the banner > already, hence you might be seeing more banners than most readers would. > Worth mentioning each time it comes up: This seems like an instance of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the Wikimedia-movement apolitical?

2020-04-26 Thread Samuel Klein
Very well put. S  On Sat., Apr. 25, 2020, 10:06 p.m. Gnangarra, wrote: > Kaya > > From my perspective we have always been political, from the moment we > started with the concept of Free Knowledge, Eduardo listed many of the > aspects that go with it. We are doing so much more we want

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF political activism

2020-04-24 Thread Samuel Klein
Everyone supports Earth Day. Earth Day Live was confusingly different... in a strange time. On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 10:42 PM Chris Gates via Wikimedia-l < wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: > Adding onto this, it appears the WMF is proudly and publicly displayed on > the participants, which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COVID-19 & EduWiki response: Wikipedia & Education User Group Open Meeting

2020-04-01 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message to readers from the Wikimedia Foundation regarding COVID-19

2020-03-19 Thread Samuel Klein
idelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Samuel Klein

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject COVID-19 (English Wikipedia) is started

2020-03-17 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brand Project: Who are we as a movement?

2020-03-15 Thread Samuel Klein
Hello Essie, Given all of the feedback so far, it seems we need a strong brand *network*, more than a struggle over a single brand; and strong shared identity *within* the communities and their contributors. I am glad that recent discussions seem to be grounded in identity and clarity. If we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] April could be our Wikimedia month of kindness

2020-03-12 Thread Samuel Klein
media.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why renaming to Wikipedia will wreak havoc on other projects

2020-02-26 Thread Samuel Klein
Thanks for this clarity Paulo. Is there a way to move more of the underlying policies onto a public wiki rather than a closed one, to limit some of this confusion?  On Wed., Feb. 26, 2020, 5:36 a.m. Paulo Santos Perneta, < paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote: > The OP is misleading. The issue is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Treatment of newbies with mild CoI

2020-02-19 Thread Samuel Klein
It would be nice to have a tool for long standing editors to clean up a newbies talk page for them, leave messages for the overeager templaters, and help them out / welcome them in untemolsted language. Then a little ML could go a long way in guessing which newbies are in this situation and

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

2020-02-18 Thread Samuel Klein
Phase V confirmed! -- I hope this means related features (a calendar + forum :) are getting included in mediawiki propre...  On Tue., Feb. 18, 2020, 5:31 a.m. Quim Gil, wrote: > Last year, the Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikimedia Space to experiment > with new ways to connect

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Café - Saturday 25 Jan 2020 4:30 PM UTC...

2020-01-24 Thread Samuel Klein
edia-l > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 426

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Snøhetta and Wikimedia

2020-01-18 Thread Samuel Klein
wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] .org TLD for sale?

2020-01-11 Thread Samuel Klein
publish the > articles of incorporation once they do, in case folks want to take a look > for themselves. > > Happy New Year! > > Katherine > > On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 7:03 AM Florence Devouard > wrote: > > https://savedotorg.org > > > > Mess

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Samuel Klein
sted, etc. > > The reality of the matter is that the alarmist and misleading stuff > *works*. And that it's most probably not going anywhere. Just like last > year and the year before. > > > On Wed, 18 Dec 2019, 22:58 Samuel Klein, wrote: > > > I've heard this asked thi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Samuel Klein
rg > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > -- > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae > > Personal and confidential, please do not circulate or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The wikisites looks like 1996

2019-12-12 Thread Samuel Klein
Nice find, thanks for sharing! Amir: yes, we need global templates -- a framework for them and incremental way editors and tools can migrate to that. What's the latest overview of where that work sits? What can we all do to help?  On Thu., Dec. 12, 2019, 8:37 a.m. John Erling Blad,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] .org TLD for sale?

2019-11-24 Thread Samuel Klein
Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 __

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiConference North America live stream

2019-11-21 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2020 will be on August 5-9. Bangkok, Thailand.

2019-10-08 Thread Samuel Klein
Surely synchronized vandalfighting is in the pipeline for a future Olympic lineup!  On Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 1:54 p.m. Kiril Simeonovski, < kiril.simeonov...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear Roman, > > Thank you for announcing the dates of Wikimania 2020 and suggesting a trip > to other East Asian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Amanda Keton to the Wikimedia Foundation

2019-10-03 Thread Samuel Klein
imedia > community. For more information about Wikimedia-l: > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > ___ > WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list > wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mai

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Huhall] Viola wikipedia

2019-10-01 Thread Samuel Klein
ated to our work - Wikipedia, as cited herein for example. The best token return we can think of is to name a plant accordingly, so it therefore gives us pleasure to record our gratitude via the replacement epithet of this species, as a noun in apposition.” -- Samuel Klein @metasj

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-23 Thread Samuel Klein
do long trips." > > > > > > > > > > > > When looking up what was sais for Wikimania 2019 I read: > > > > > > "Wikimedia CH offers scholarships for active Wikimedians. They > > cover > > > > > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-20 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM Robert Fernandez wrote: > I think we could drastically lower our carbon footprint by not using > community digital resources to beat the same dead horse for a billionth > time. > I laughed out loud. AND. I love that the WMF joined the strike, and have some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Distr game on Wikidata

2019-08-04 Thread Samuel Klein
Is this the (amazing, not new) Wikidata Game? I haven't seen #Distr associated with it... On Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Anders Wennersten, < m...@anderswennersten.se> wrote: > Since end of June I am following closely (via Listerialists) all changes > in Wikdata on the 15000 object i have

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

2019-08-01 Thread Samuel Klein
-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > -- > *Felix Nartey* > *Cofounder/Board Chair * > *Website: Open Foundation West Africa > <https://openfoundationwestafrica.org/>* > *+233242844987 | **+4915202421275* > *Skype:Flixtey* > _

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-08-01 Thread Samuel Klein
a-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wik

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fallout from 2018 Wikimedian of the Year announcement

2019-07-25 Thread Samuel Klein
n > > >>>>> > > >>>>> 04.10.2018, 08:32, "Pine W" : > > >>>>>> Hi Farhad, > > >>>>>> > > >>>>>> I'm very impressed with your successe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Affiliations Committee : Wikimedia India's Demand For A Fair And Transparent Hearing

2019-07-15 Thread Samuel Klein
+1 Lodewijk -- I was thinking the same thing. Abhinav and Kirill: thanks each for sharing these public updates. On Mon., Jul. 15, 2019, 4:29 p.m. effe iets anders, < effeietsand...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I think it would be at the very least helpful to the wider community to > better understand

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An updated design for the Wikimedia Foundation website

2019-07-10 Thread Samuel Klein
onouns - he/his/him) > > Communications Strategist > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fram en.wp office yearlock block

2019-07-05 Thread Samuel Klein
Jonathan + Adrian -- thank you for the thoughtful ideas. Seconding that: ~ We could use warmer, less confusing ways to handle edit conflicts, deletion, and edit wars ~ We have the luxury of trying many approaches in different places, and iterating Nathan wrote: > You want a revolution to make

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fram en.wp office yearlock block

2019-07-03 Thread Samuel Klein
acity, > > Pine > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiJournals: A proposal to become a new sister project

2019-06-28 Thread Samuel Klein
.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______ > 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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Wikimedia Space: A space for movement news and conversations

2019-06-26 Thread Samuel Klein
I love the idea of experimenting like this. More like this please. The simpler and lighter weight experiments can be (w little drama ;) the more of possibility space we can explore. And that's a space we should all be excited by. On Wed., Jun. 26, 2019, 12:47 p.m. Quim Gil, wrote: > Hi, thank

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Foundation management of volunteers

2019-06-23 Thread Samuel Klein
An element of our community which gives me hope, is that we are ready to earnestly engage with any input, even the tendentious. This is getting a bit repetitive, however, and as Martijn notes is not the best use of this list. On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 6:06 PM Martijn Hoekstra wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement of Wikimedia Taiwan to the Foundation and the global Wikimedia Movement communities

2019-06-18 Thread Samuel Klein
Ahh so. Thank you for thinking about this and sharing the results of your deliberation. SJ On Tue., Jun. 18, 2019, 10:36 a.m. Ted Chien, wrote: > Hi all, > > Regarding to the recent Hong Kong Extradition Bill, Wikimedia Taiwan has > issued the following statement, please have a read. > > *** >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiJournals: A proposal to become a new sister project

2019-06-18 Thread Samuel Klein
Nice work. It will take time, but keep it up. On Thu., Jun. 6, 2019, 10:05 p.m. Thomas Shafee, wrote: > Some more notes, responses and thoughts on the topics raised above! > > *Impact and reach* > I fully agree that impact factor is of primary importance to many > researchers. However, many

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