Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community RfCs about MediaViewer

2014-07-10 Thread Sue Gardner
Hey guys, I use MediaViewer, I like it, and I am happy to trust the WMF product team to build stuff. I didn't know about the RFC, but even if I had I would've been unlikely to have participated, because I don't think small opt-in discussions are the best way to do product development -- certainly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Slide deck about Wikimedia?

2014-05-28 Thread Sue Gardner
Hi Yves, I've been meaning to reply as well but had forgotten. So you know: the Wikimedia Foundation tries to publish all our public, general decks on the WMF site, so that other people can use them or pieces of them, as they see fit. Not everything is there, but there should be lots of material

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-17 Thread Sue Gardner
I feel like I've given the WMF's position pretty clearly upthread, so I'll try not to repeat myself. I believe that policies like the one described here would do more harm than good, for reasons including those given by others in this thread. To the suggestion that the WMF ought to hold staff to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-16 Thread Sue Gardner
On 16 April 2014 14:03, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: Could the WMF and the BoT perhaps clarify whether COI editing amongst WMF staff/contractors is officially discouraged/forbidden, and whether there is something official in writing which lays out guidelines for how and when

[Wikimedia-l] Communications Patterns Around the World

2014-04-09 Thread Sue Gardner
I stumbled across this last night and laughed out loud for a very long time. May be useful for the folks headed to Berlin, in particular :) (Obligatory: go Canada!) Thanks, Sue http://www.businessinsider.com.au/communication-charts-around-the-world-2014-3

[Wikimedia-l] WMF FDC Proposal: we invite your participation

2014-03-31 Thread Sue Gardner
Hey folks, The purpose of this note is to remind you that the WMF will be participating in the FDC Process Round 2, which begins tomorrow. I'd like to invite you to comment on the plan-in-progress, which will be at this URL within about 24 hours:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-31 Thread Sue Gardner
On 21 March 2014 13:23, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: We will update the wiki page at https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedian_in_Residence/Harvard_University_assessment with more information and details. I encourage others to participate in this as a collaborative process.

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wmfcc-l] [press] Erik Zachte in Wired

2014-01-03 Thread Sue Gardner
Just wanted to share this article, because it makes me so happy! Erik's one of our earliest contributors and *we've* all depended on his work for years, but it's mostly invisible to the world beyond Wikimedia. It makes me really happy to see him get some external recognition :-) Thanks, Sue

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Overloaded with CentralNotices (Tilman Bayer)

2013-10-30 Thread Sue Gardner
Just quickly while I walk down the street: I don't think the goal is necessarily to get input from chapters members -- as you say, the best avenue for those people to give input on chapter plans is probably simply to be involved in the chapter's internal planning processes. I think the purpose of

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Funds Dissemination Committee: Report on first year of operations

2013-10-02 Thread Sue Gardner
Hi folks, As you know, in July 2012 the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees asked me to set up the Funds Dissemination Committee, a volunteer-driven advisory committee created to make recommendations to the Board allocating funds for chapters and other Wikimedia movement entities. I did that,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-14 Thread Sue Gardner
A supportive anecdote for you, Matt: Back in 2008, I got toured through the fundraising operation of one of the major American public broadcasters. It had a large fundraising team that included a group dedicated solely to tracking and shipping premiums. Its boss advised us to avoid going down the

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes at the Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising Team

2013-07-29 Thread Sue Gardner
Hi folks, I’m sorry to tell you that Zack Exley has decided he wants to leave the Wikimedia Foundation, although I am glad to say he’s planning to continue contributing his prodigious creative and analytic talents to our fundraising. As of August 30, Zack will no longer be Chief Revenue Officer,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes at the Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising Team

2013-07-29 Thread Sue Gardner
On 29 July 2013 17:41, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: etc. He's also been one of the strongest proponents of making decisions informed by data. We still rely on the bursts of insights generated in the Summer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF May 2013 Metrics and Activities Meeting: Thursday, June 6, 18:00 UTC

2013-06-06 Thread Sue Gardner
(Yes. Except the fire alarm is going off in the office now, so the meeting may be delayed. If outside-SF people show up and we're not here, that's why.) -- Sue Gardner Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation 415 839 6885 office 415 816 9967 cell Imagine a world in which every single human being

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Minutes from the April 18-19, 2013 Board Meeting

2013-06-03 Thread Sue Gardner
On 1 June 2013 13:20, Frédéric Schütz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote: I also see under Fundraising Agreements that Sue updated the Board on the chapter fundraising agreements for 2013-14. Is it possible to know more about this ? As a board member in a fundraising chapter, I don't remember hearing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New designs for account creation and login rolling out gradually to all projects

2013-05-29 Thread Sue Gardner
Hi Steven, Just wanted to tell you (because I haven't run into you to say it, and because people here may be interested) that last Saturday I helped some new people at the San Francisco editathon register on the enWP, and the new registration process was much easier for them than it was the last

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Patience

2013-05-15 Thread Sue Gardner
On 15 May 2013 00:31, Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com wrote: Thank you Michael for the thoughtful post! Yeah, agreed. I always look forward to reading anything Michael's written. He doesn't write frequently, but when he does it is always good. Email, usenet, PhPBB, wikis and the like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-11 Thread Sue Gardner
Gayle is travelling today and not online, so I'll take a crack at responding to this. The editors are responsible for the projects: the Wikimedia Foundation knows that, acknowledges it, and is deeply appreciative (as are all readers) for the work that volunteers do in the projects. The Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-28 Thread Sue Gardner
Interesting thread, Itzik --- to be honest, I had forgotten that staff had been granted the right to vote regardless of edit count. I wouldn't be surprised if the only staff members who do vote are those who would qualify under the edit count requirement anyway. Seems to me that rather than

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-03 Thread Sue Gardner
On 3 April 2013 03:34, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: So, rather than close the internal wiki, I'd like to propose a radical redesign and repurposing of it. Is there the interest and willingness in the WMF and the chapters to share such information with each other? I'd

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure

2013-04-02 Thread Sue Gardner
on a case-by-case basis because I think the circumstances warrant it: I might. But the default assumption should be that everything continues as planned, unless I make a specific decision otherwise. Thanks, Sue Sue Gardner Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation 415 839 6885 office 415 816 9967 cell

[Wikimedia-l] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-27 Thread Sue Gardner
Hello Wikimedia community members, This is not an easy e-mail to write, and it’s been a very hard decision to make. But I’m writing to tell you that I’m planning to leave my position as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. My departure isn’t imminent -- the Board and I anticipate

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-27 Thread Sue Gardner
this weekend as well, so anybody with questions can ask them here or turn up to talk with us on IRC. Thanks, Sue -- Sue Gardner Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation 415 839 6885 office 415 816 9967 cell Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Announcement: Wikimedia Foundation restructure (Global Dev Engineering)

2012-12-06 Thread Sue Gardner
than just being ephemeral. Thanks, Sue -- Forwarded message -- From: Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org Date: Dec 5, 2012 7:05 PM Subject: Announcement: Wikimedia Foundation restructure (Global Dev Engineering) To: Staff All wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org hey folks, The purpose

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

2012-12-03 Thread Sue Gardner
We've been getting a ton of positive response to the banners this year. I was at Newsfoo this weekend and a half-dozen people told me they donated this year for the first time, because they liked the banners' factual tone. I asked them if they found them ugly and they said yes, but that they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 105, Issue 1

2012-12-02 Thread Sue Gardner
Hi Pine, We haven't articulated specific and measurable benefits: that's why you haven't gotten an answer to your question. That's because the Narrowing Focus exercise is not a one-off immediate-term event: it's a longer-term decision which will have multiple implications in this year and in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24-hour fundraising test

2012-11-16 Thread Sue Gardner
less, and still making the money we need. I am so proud of everybody working on this campaign :-) Thanks, Sue -- Sue Gardner Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation 415 839 6885 office 415 816 9967 cell Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Thank you from the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-15 Thread Sue Gardner
The fundraiser has begun :-) -- Sue Gardner Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation 415 839 6885 office 415 816 9967 cell Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! https://donate.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Fwd: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure

2012-11-10 Thread Sue Gardner
Quim, thanks for writing that. I am happy about the conversations that are happening about this, and I'm finding people's thoughts and input useful. There have been (and are being) lots of face-to-face conversations as well as the ones on the lists and in other venues: it's all good. There is of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Fwd: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure

2012-11-07 Thread Sue Gardner
On 7 November 2012 08:40, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Crossposting is tricky – Sue's answer didn't reach wikimedia-l as far as I can see. From http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2012-November/064281.html : Oh thanks, Nemo. I don't know what went wrong there, but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Fwd: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure

2012-11-07 Thread Sue Gardner
of Erik's note :-) So to be super-clear: None of this is a done deal at this moment. Lots of conversations are happening in various places, and it's all good. That's why Erik made the pre-announcement --- to create a window for discussion iteration and further thinking :-) Thanks, Sue -- Sue

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF core and non core expenses

2012-10-08 Thread Sue Gardner
On 8 October 2012 12:18, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: It seems clear to me, based on the end result and what foundation board and senior staff have said, that they decided an account of money they wanted to request from the FDC and then decided what to designate as non-core so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-08-01 Thread Sue Gardner
I checked the page a couple of days ago and didn't see any questions: maybe I was looking at the wrong page? I'll ask Tilman via this mail to help coordinate getting answers from the appropriate people. Separately/additionally: I thought the Signpost coverage was pretty good. It wasn't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-08-01 Thread Sue Gardner
On 1 August 2012 09:47, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: On 1 August 2012 17:36, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: I checked the page a couple of days ago and didn't see any questions: maybe I was looking at the wrong page? The questions are on the page SJ suggested using

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours The future of e-mail usage in Wikimedia projects 2012-07-18 16:30 UTC

2012-06-25 Thread Sue Gardner
I think the top slot in the poll I took was Saturdays, either 11AM to noon SF time (6PM-7PM UTC, going from memory) or noon to one SF time (7PM-8PM UTC). I am totally fine with either of those times, and so I will volunteer to do my next office hours in one of those slots. Normally I'm scheduled

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours reminder

2012-05-02 Thread Sue Gardner
On 2 May 2012 10:10, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Have to say that the last several office hours (of varying nature) have all been during business/school hours in the Americas - and in some cases for (western) Europe/Africa as well - and the ones on the current schedule are all pretty

[Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Sue Gardner
typically used, either inside Wikimedia or outside. I have the gist, but am curious to learn more, if anyone's got links they could point me towards. Thanks, Sue -- Sue Gardner Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation 415 839 6885 office 415 816 9967 cell Imagine a world in which every single human