Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fuck the community, who cares

2014-04-08 Thread Tom Morris
. Is there not an encyclopedia that needs editing? -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2013-12-11 Thread Tom Morris
taking TomCoins I'll be happy to give you a million of them. No, wait, how about a billion? -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Tom Morris
/Alumni_access -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ On 24 September 2013 at 12:56:18, David Gerard (dger...@gmail.com) wrote: fyi -- Forwarded message -- From: Kathleen McCook klmcc...@gmail.com Date: 24 September 2013 12:25 Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals To: English

[Wikimedia-l] OSM Funding Drive success, extension

2013-06-26 Thread Tom Morris
fundraising shows that OpenStreetMap is perhaps experiencing the same kind of organisational growing up process as Wikimedia has... -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

[Wikimedia-l] State of the Map US, San Francisco June 7-10

2013-05-24 Thread Tom Morris
and so on. In these discussions, frequent reference is made to Wikimedia as a big sister. ;-) -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Exit Interview - Sue

2013-05-17 Thread Tom Morris
idea), but there's a solution for that: report it to the mods and move on. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] OSM iD Editor: how a nice editing interface could engage users

2013-05-08 Thread Tom Morris
the Foundation just need to do the same for Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects with VisualEditor, right...? -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tweet this page from some or all sites???

2013-04-18 Thread Tom Morris
media sharing service: it's called copy'n'paste. It doesn't infringe your privacy, it supports all services, allows easy reformatting, [1] http://indiewebcamp.com/ Come join in and free yourself from the social media silos! ;-) -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How gay friendly is Wikimedia and where do LGBT Wikimedians hang out?

2013-04-15 Thread Tom Morris
, there is occasional campy, flirty silliness. :-) -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-08 Thread Tom Morris
first class everywhere. My champagne glass won't refill itself, you know! Next time someone balks at my day rate, I'm just going to say I need a new Ferrari and twenty new Hugo Boss suits a year or you'll feel the force of a discrimination case at the employment tribunal. -- Tom Morris http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strange, surprising, bold and unnecessary - reply to the WMF board statement

2013-02-06 Thread Tom Morris
at that necessitates the creation of the WCA? -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation named Knight News Challenge winner

2013-01-19 Thread Tom Morris
Does this mean Wikinews might get an app for Android and iOS? ;-) On Jan 17, 2013 4:41 PM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: (This press release is also available online at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Wikimedia_Foundation_Knight_News_Challenge_winner )

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage launch: why no blog post or pressrelease?

2013-01-16 Thread Tom Morris
this don't happen in the future? -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ On Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 05:52, Peter Southwood wrote: There are two immediately obvious possibilities for this. 1 GMT/Universal time, which would be relatively unsurprising to most, as it is traditionally the zero

[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage launch: why no blog post or press release?

2013-01-15 Thread Tom Morris
anything about the official launch of Wikivoyage? It'd be quite useful to be able to point my enquiring friends to oh, this is what the Foundation are saying about it, but apparently the Foundation aren't saying anything about it. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage images being imported to Commons

2012-12-16 Thread Tom Morris
seems a lot, but many hands makes light work... -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-12 Thread Tom Morris
implementation rather than an unspecified bundle of regex and pain is likely to actually make dealing with complex internationalization (and international text input) issues easier? Congrats to James and his team for all their hard work. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copy and paste

2012-10-18 Thread Tom Morris
. have for their search engines). Now that the copyvio bot is down, I'm wondering if someone would be interested in building something that used the Common Crawl database, or whether that'd be practical. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] O'Dwyer

2012-06-27 Thread Tom Morris
On Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 17:56, Nathan wrote: Jimmy is not Wikipedia. What about that is hard to understand? The whole point about deliberate obfuscation is that it's supposed to blur that line. ;-) -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] O'Dwyer

2012-06-27 Thread Tom Morris
and what the facts are in reality are two different things that have only a very tenuous relationship. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who invoked principle of least surprise for the image filter?

2012-06-18 Thread Tom Morris
for any servers. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who invoked principle of least surprise for the image filter?

2012-06-16 Thread Tom Morris
are selling products to people who don't know any better that are ineffective and serve to give piece-of-mind placebo to people in place of effective access control. Oh, wait, that would be the inner cynic speaking. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who invoked principle of least surprise for the image filter?

2012-06-16 Thread Tom Morris
On Saturday, 16 June 2012 at 23:51, Tobias Oelgarte wrote: Am 16.06.2012 23:36, schrieb Tom Morris: On Saturday, 16 June 2012 at 20:21, Tobias Oelgarte wrote: That means they already found a solution to their problem that includes the whole web at once. As you might have noticed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who invoked principle of least surprise for the image filter?

2012-06-15 Thread Tom Morris
of naked people from doing so. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] donate.wikimedia.org.uk has an SSL error

2012-06-14 Thread Tom Morris
If you go to http://donate.wikimedia.org.uk/ you can donate… insecurely. If you go to https://donate.wikimedia.org.uk/ you can donate… but you get an SSL certificate error. This seems like a problem. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] donate.wikimedia.org.uk has an SSL error

2012-06-14 Thread Tom Morris
I do apologise. I meant to send this to Wikimediauk-l rather than Wikimedia-l. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who invoked principle of least surprise for the image filter?

2012-06-13 Thread Tom Morris
isn't a laudable goal. There's surprise in the reading a book and learning something new sense, then there is surprise in the being told that the book is on this shelf, but instead it's on a different shelf sense. The two are rather different, and I fear some conflation is going on. -- Tom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-06-07 Thread Tom Morris
and maintaining (most of my edits in London are just metadata improvement rather than actually adding any new shape information). But if you go and look at many non-Western countries, you'll find whole towns which just aren't covered at all. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-05-29 Thread Tom Morris
=0.003638,0.014656oq=Old+Street,+hnear=Old+St,+London,+United+Kingdomt=mz=18 Note how OSM shows the location of underpasses, traffic lights, ATMs, petrol station and bike storage... that's what you get when you are creating maps with a bit of love, care and attention. ;-) -- Tom Morris http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-05-29 Thread Tom Morris
Google Maps, I find all sorts of inaccuracies, mostly derived from SEOers spamming Google Maps. I saw an SEO consultant who managed to get their business listing bang in the centre of the Houses of Parliament once. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-05-29 Thread Tom Morris
to program a self-driving auto. OpenStreetMap is working on whatever the contributors want. ;-) For some of us, that's footpaths, for some of us it's business metadata, for some it's mapping out baseball fields, or adding post boxes or any number of other things. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-28 Thread Tom Morris
. There's a huge load of NC/ND work out there already.) * https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OGL -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia sites not easy to archive (Was Re: Knol is closing tomorrow )

2012-05-17 Thread Tom Morris
On Thursday, 17 May 2012 at 13:34, Anthony wrote: On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 8:31 AM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org (mailto:t...@tommorris.org) wrote: We could also consider the possibility of allowing users to use OpenID or OAuth or whatever the web identity mechanism du jour is to allow

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst

2012-05-17 Thread Tom Morris
).* * The Heinz joke blatantly stolen from Jon Davies at Wikimedia UK. Anyway, James F. knows more about Wikipedia than most people on the planet. Good hire. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No internet censorship in Hong Kong

2012-05-10 Thread Tom Morris
-censorship as one of those requirements, it'd be worth knowing that up-front so Wikimedians who wish to bid in the future can take that into account rather than have it brought up after the bidding process is complete. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours reminder

2012-05-01 Thread Tom Morris
On the IRC front, I note that Sue last had an IRC office hours session on 13 March and there doesn't seem to be any scheduled sessions with Sue in May. Might it be an idea to have another office hours session with Sue soon? -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

2012-04-12 Thread Tom Morris
raises and fails to adequately deal with.) Subjective decisions happen all the time on the projects. There's a reason why we generally prefer our admins to be made of flesh and blood rather than just building hyper-intelligent AIs to run the projects. -- Tom Morris http://tommorris.org