[Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Yet another hugely surprising decision from the Board, I’m sorry to say. Considering the results of the 2015 May Board elections, I think it fair to say that María’s appointment to the Board lacks any community legitimacy whatsoever. As a then-active member of the Board of Trustees, Maria stood

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Disclosure amendment to the Terms of Use

2014-06-16 Thread Tomasz W . Kozlowski
Stephen LaPorte writes: We would like to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has approved an amendment to Section 4 of the Terms of Use to require disclosure of paid editing. There is a proposal on Wikimedia Commons that aims to opt-out that project from the amendment,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation (was Wikiconference USA in the media)

2014-06-14 Thread Tomasz W . Kozlowski
Richard Ames writes: I have set the moderation bit on Russavia's address for a limited time. I find it interesting to see how list moderators are applying different standards to different people here. I cannot remember you moderating Will Sinclair when he was clearly overflowing this list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks to the people who made Echo, VisualEditor and Wikidata

2014-04-09 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Amir E. Aharoni wrote: In the past I would spend many minutes explaining about [[]], , '', ref name= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ; and other monstrosities. You should never, ever use URL as a name for a reference. :-) But I want to join you in thanking the people behind

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

2014-04-08 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Pete Forsyth wrote: I also published a response to the WMF report: http://wikistrategies.net/belfer1/ This is an absolutely fantastic blog post, and a must-read for anyone interested in making sure this... controversy never happens again. Thanks so much for taking the time to post that,

[Wikimedia-l] Fuck the community, who cares

2014-04-07 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
This week's issue of the English Wikipedia Signpost delivers mildly shocking news about the opinion of a prominent female Wikimedian (...) about the meaning of the movement and the role of the chapters as expressed during the Boards training workshop that took place between March 1-2 in

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

2014-04-07 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Ziko van Dijk wrote I think that a single quote by a unnamed female Wikimedian, said in public or in private, is a very small basis for any substantiate criticism... Thanks to Chris e-mail's, we now know that the comment was made during a public session (though I can't find the relevant

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

2014-04-07 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
David Gerard wrote: That translates to OK, I have nothing; however, I'll assert I do anyway. Which of the words from the sentence I wrote require translation for you? The idea that there are divisions between chapters and communities is not a new one; I personally have seen people mention

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

2014-04-07 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Chris Keating wrote: This was exactly because we wanted people to speak freely and not worry about a witch-hunt on an email list if a couple of trolls got hold of some out-of-context quotes. I wish you answered the question instead of smearing me on a public mailing list, Chris. I have no

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

2014-04-07 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Carlos M. Colina wrote: I don't find it deeply disturbing. What, now everybody must love absolutely all wiki[mp]edians? Yes, what's wrong with fucking the community? Let's go do it, we don't need that useless bunch of moaning robots! Tomasz

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

2014-03-22 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Marc A. Pelletier wrote: Whether or not you have a point about that position having been badly considered or having a been a waste of money -- and I'd be inclined to think that it was at least a little of both -- you've squarely crossed the line between asking legitimate questions and pointless

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

2014-03-21 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Erik Moeller wrote: You tend to add a drama factor of 10x to any discussion I've ever seen you participate in, and it gets tiresome after a while. Give it a rest. Why are you making this issue unnecessarily personal, Erik? This isn't about Fae, you, or even Timothy Sandole -- so give it a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UC Berkeley hires Wikipedian in Residence

2014-03-19 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Richard Symonds wrote: No, but it's the first paid one at a US educational institution I believe... and possibly the first paid one worldwide at a traditional university. Neither of these is true: Wikimedia Foundation hired a paid Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Belfer Center for Science and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Non-free images in collaborations

2014-03-19 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Yana Welinder wrote: We've started changing the copyright status for the Wikibooks logo on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0: How do we know that the Foundation is the copyright holder for the Wikibooks logo? Tomasz ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

[Wikimedia-l] Link to Wikimedia Shop now included in the English Wikipedia sidebar

2014-02-27 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
I wonder what next will we be offered to buy. Tomasz ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev, Ukraine, as result of the violent clashes between the opposition and the government forces. I have briefly visited Maidan Nezalezhnosti in March 2012 on my way to a Wiki Loves Monuments workshop; the city of Kiev and the square

[Wikimedia-l] Reclaimed the Logo (thanks)

2014-02-05 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Dear all, we would like to use this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and the Foundation’s Legal and Community Advocacy department for reaching their decision to abandon the trademark registration for the Wikimedia community logo. We are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright URAA trolls on Wikimedia Commons

2013-12-30 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Yann Forget wrote: Are you suggesting that we can keep URAA affected data until we get a takedown notice? He is suggesting that, but apparently without realizing that his proposal stands in direct contradiction to our precautionary principle (COM:PRP) and to the way Commons cares about its

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright URAA trolls on Wikimedia Commons

2013-12-30 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Gerard Meijssen wrote: You have a really strong opinion. When you read this thread, you will notice that it is not appreciated by many and seen as disruptive. Can you appreciate it in this way? No, as the only part where I expressed my opinion was the assumption that Klaus suggested we only

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2013-14 Round 2 FDC/annual plan grants timeline moved out by a month: proposals due April 1, 2014

2013-12-18 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
geni wrote: Not really. If Wikimedia India doesn't get funded then a few outreach and editor recruitment programs get delayed. If WMF doesn't get funded the servers go bye bye and mediawiki stops getting patched. I suppose the FDC is baised in favor of the continued existence of wikipedia but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resolution: Media about living people

2013-12-15 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
While I appreciate the lengthy discussion about the scope of the resolution and about the ways it can be implemented in on-wiki processes, I would like to raise a different question. I note with some interest that Jimmy's vote is not recorded at

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

2013-12-13 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Steven Walling wrote: Uh... except that because Bitcoin is not a regulated currency, it's value has the potential to fluctuate wildly, and seems to have done so since it attracts speculators of all crazy sorts. Seems pretty fuckin risky to me. I see no reason why the fluctuation of Bitcoin

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

2013-12-13 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Andrew Bogott wrote: So, we have a problem, and then we have an already-implemented solution... what is left for anyone to do but dust off their hands and go to lunch? If Bitpay has already solved the exact problem that we're discussion, why would the foundation spend a nickel duplicating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resolution: Media about living people

2013-12-12 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Fæ wrote: I hope this is a coincidence. How naive of you, Fæ: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=6705202#Personal_and_Moral_Rights.3F Tomasz ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resolution: Media about living people

2013-12-11 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Lodewijk wrote: thanks for sharing. To appreciate the resolution in its proper context, I was wondering if you could share if there was a specific trigger to this amendment? How about https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?diff=111671264oldid=102286853 (as rumour has it)?

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

2013-12-10 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi! I'm sure that the WMF fundraising people are all aware of this, but this isn't exactly a well-known issue, so please excuse this short introduction. For a few months now, there has been quite a strong push from the Bitcoin community to accept that currency as a donation method; the issue

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Audit

2013-10-30 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Garfield Byrd wrote: Please contact me with any questions. Since the WMF wiki is private now, can a Foundation employee copy the contents of the new financial statements and the FAQ to an on-wiki version, please? Tomasz ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-15 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Keegan Peterzell wrote: The discussion, as I was clarifying, was about requiring agents that had not Identified to do so. There was no re-identifying require, which is th point that I was making. Oh yes, that's right. Thanks for the clarification, Keegan; I'm sorry about the confusion.

[Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-14 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi, I would like to bring your attention to yet another discussion that's currently taking place, namely the one about the new privacy policy, and the related access to non-public information policy. The privacy policy consultation is obviously important to all of us. but I'm personally more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-14 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Just checking: considering that this is a rather limited set of users, I assume they've all been notified by the WMF via email or talk page about the discussion? You must be new here. Tomasz ___ Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] It's time to reclaim the community logo

2013-09-21 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hello community, this is to inform you that in response to the trademarking of the Wikimedia community logo[1], created in 2006 by Artur “WarX” Fijałkowski, which was discussed on this mailing list[2] as well as on Meta[3] back in March, a small group of community members—Artur, myself,

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] It's time to reclaim the community logo

2013-09-21 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hello community, this is to inform you that in response to the trademarking of the Wikimedia community logo[1], created in 2006 by Artur “WarX” Fijałkowski, which was discussed on this mailing list[2] as well as on Meta[3] back in March, a small group of community members—Artur, myself,

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Tech News summary #31 is out

2013-07-28 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi community, the latest issue of the Tech News summary has been published and is now being delivered to its subscribers across the wikis: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Tech/News/2013/31 The newsletter aims to help Wikimedians stay informed about recent and future

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

2013-07-28 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi, there is a famous quote on courage by Winston Churchill, a British Prime Minister, who once wisely said: Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Over the weekend, more than 440 editors of the German Wikipedia took part in an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Lubi Zabytki 2013

2013-07-25 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
[For those of you non-native speakers of Polish who wonder what just happened, apparently Michał Aegis Maelstrom Buczyński sent his e-mail to the wrong mailing list. In his message, Michał asks people to redouble efforts to promote the Polish version of Wiki Loves Monuments (which uses the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM, government surveillance, and Wikimedia: Request for community feedback

2013-07-18 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Geoff Brigham wrote: WMF is getting professional translations in German, French, Spanish, and Japanese, and will post by Tuesday. I know that the RfC on PRISM has already been closed, but I have only remembered this today: what happened with the professional translations of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-17 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Oliver Keyes wrote: I would disagree that the scale does not match. I'm not sure how many people the fundraising banners reach, but I imagine it's a subset of people who use wikipedia. Almost /all/ of our external links are going to be linking to somewhere with a non-compliant privacy policy.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-17 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Bence Damokos wrote: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1714329?hl=en Note that just active views will be counted and that it won’t include views from videos set to autoplay. The video that was included in the banners was not set to autoplay, so I can hardly see your point.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-17 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Victor Grigas wrote: This was because much of the material surrounding the video was written in English, and there was a lot of it, so translation would have been slow, expensive and prone to error. That's what community translations are perfect for; they are free (in terms of licence) and

[Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-16 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi, it came to my attention very recently that a link to a YouTube video has been included in our fundraising banners[1] last year, enabling people by default to watch a video about Wikipedia loaded through a YouTube iframe / element. There's been a small discussion about this on IRC, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-16 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi Victor, thanks for your e-mail, I does indeed provide a lot of valuable background information! I'm being told that the technical limitations I mentioned in my opening e-mail are somehow related to Squid and Varnish (the caching software we use) and our infrastructure being unable to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2013-14 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-13 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
John Vandenberg wrote: I have converted it to wiki text. I wonder why it requires a volunteer to pick up a task that WMF employees should have done in the first place... -- Tomasz ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in trouble /yet/ again

2013-07-10 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi again, so I spent some time looking into the problem and wrote a short summary at http://twkozlowski.net/russian-wikipedia-under-threat-again/ (shameless promotion mode=off /) -- if anyone cares about what's happening outside of the US, that is. As described in the summary, there are

[Wikimedia-l] How I got addicted to Wikipediocracy…

2013-07-10 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
… writes Amanda Filipacci, the writer behind the recent Wikipedia novelists sexism scandal: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/07/10/my-strange-addiction-wikipedia/. I'm not sure if it's still funny or maybe already depressing. -- Tomasz

Re: [Wikimedia-l] reasonable compensation near the mid-point of the tech sector

2013-07-09 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
James Salsman wrote: How much of a change to previous compensation scales pegged to the nonprofit sector does that represent in percentage terms? If I understand correctly, it's been requested that questions are asked at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_budget#2013-14, so

[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in trouble /yet/ again

2013-07-09 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi there, two months after the smoking cannabis controversy, the Russian Wikipedia is in trouble again, this time over an anti-piracy legislation that will come into force on August 1 and which might result in Wikipedia as a whole -- not just a few articles -- being blacklisted in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2013/2014 budget again (m/Oppenheim on YouTube)

2013-07-03 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
On June 19, Garfield Byrd wrote: As we may be very close to having a Board of Trustee approved budget, I suggest we wait until we can release the full Annual Plan document on July 1, so that there is context for the Wikimedia Foundation spending plan for FY 13-14. It's July 3 (UTC), but don't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia for Diplomats (June 21)

2013-06-18 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Everton Zanella Alvarenga wrote: http://www.diplomacy.edu/calendar/webinar-wikipedia-diplomats Is it just me who was surprised to see that Bence will be representing the Affiliations Committee during that webinar? I know for a fact that AffCom involves a lot of behind–the–scenes talks et

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia for Diplomats (June 21)

2013-06-18 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Bence Damokos wrote: I hope I am not totally unqualified to speak about the Wikipedia topics. Quite the contrary, I think you're very knowledgeable about the subject—but what does AffCom have to do with it? If you're going to talk about Wikipedia's role in disseminating information about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UN subscribe me from Wikimedia---IMMEDIATELY

2013-06-16 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Adrian Raddatz wrote: You do realize that every message has an unsubscribe option at the bottom, right? That's the easiest way to get off of this list. For future reference: I initiated the un-subscription process for Mary contacted her off–list, so this will hopefully be resolved soon.

[Wikimedia-l] 2013/2014 budget again (m/Oppenheim on YouTube)

2013-06-14 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi, a couple of weeks ago, I noticed this interview given by Sue to m/Oppenheim Associates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gRqtx9-A0c. At 11:19 http://youtu.be/4gRqtx9-A0c?t=11m19s Sue mentions that in the next year (2013/2014), the WMF is going to spend US$55 million. Are there any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] PRISM, government surveillance, and Wikimedia: Request for community feedback

2013-06-14 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Geoff, I'm a bit lost here now that I've read that translation notice more carefully — are you really saying you want to have this post translated into German, French, Spanish and Japanese by Tuesday, June 18, and then for the local communities to comment on it by Friday, June 21? There is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Tobias wrote: I think Wikimedia should protest openly against such unethical surveillance. While previous posts have pointed out that indeed Wikipedia contains less private information than Facebook or Google, it still has a lot that should remain private. Most notably access logs of both

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Luis Villa wrote: For your information, we have not been approached to participate in PRISM, and we have never received or honored an NSA or FISA subpoena or order. Google and Facebook both flatly denied having any relationship to PRISM, and it turned out not to be exactly true—is there any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-06-01 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
K. Peachey wrote: Change it to a blank/transparent square for the logo at the current time, Then let WV take as long as they want to choose a new logo? In other words, let's remove their logo, even against their wish, and then let /them/ come up with a solution? -- Tomasz

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-26 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Again, this is going to be a general e–mail, so I'm not going to quote anyone in particular, and will just refer to some parts of the e–mails sent before this one. First of all, I think some of you guys should really stop freaking out about the alleged level of attacks in this thread (and the

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

2013-05-20 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Well, it's Monday SF time (4 PM if Google doesn't lie to me), and we're still waiting for some explanations on why this situations happened /at all/. -- Tomasz ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

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

2013-05-13 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
This isn't a comment aimed at anyone in particular, so I'm not going to quote anybody, but can we please stop hijacking this thread, and posting about how Wikimedia Foundation staff are also humans and how the WMF was badly organised X years ago — which are valid discussion for a different

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

2013-05-13 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: If I read the e-mails correctly, 1 and 2 were covered. 1 is Gayle, and 2 is that it was on her to do list for a long time, so apparently she decided to perform this on Friday afternoon since it was not pleasant and had to be done anyway. I'm not so sure about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

2013-05-13 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Gregory Varnum wrote: I am not sure what you mean by none of the members being willing to comment. Our chair has responded several times on Meta and many others have responded to Odder via email about this. Let me just straighten this, Greg. Nobody has ever contacted me via e-mail about

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

2013-05-12 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Gayle Karen Young wrote: Hello folks, [...] Gayle So what did you want to say? I haven't been able to find any answers to any questions that have been asked by so many people in this thread. -- Tomasz ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

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

2013-05-11 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi all, for those of you who do not watch the RecentChanges on the Foundation wiki https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges, I think it might be somehow surprising to see that in a top-level decision, almost all volunteer administrators of the wiki have been stripped off

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

2013-05-11 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Marc A. Pelletier wrote: Tomasz, while it seems clear that communications about that move seem to have been lacking, I think it's unwarranted to ascribe ill-intent to the WMF staff. Perhaps you should wait for a response from them before you declare what their wishes may be or what their

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

2013-05-11 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
I'm not going to respond to all the points raised in your e-mail, Sue (partially because most of them are just too general), so let me just mentioned some of them. The editors are responsible for the projects: the Wikimedia Foundation knows that, acknowledges it, and is deeply appreciative

[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-08 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi all, I think it should be noted that the Russian Wikipedia is having more and more problems with the state-maintained Internet blacklist (an idea that they heavily opposed, and which made them go on strike last July). Apparently, the infamous cannabis smoking article was put back on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-08 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Amqui wrote: Any details translated in English about what are the specific wording on the articles that pushed the Russian State to blacklist those articles? The community-maintained list of all blacklisted articles http://tiny.cc/e7urww has all the necessary information; apparently the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-23 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi Sam, first of all, let me thank you for your involvement in this—it's appreciated! Other comments follow in-line. By the time we see a final-draft plan in April/May, there is already little leeway for significant change. This probably means that there is something wrong with the process

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-23 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Steven, I am actually disappointed to see you bring such an example to back up a thesis that — that's the impression I'm getting — the community cannot provide valuable feedback on budget-related matters. The experience that I have is quite opposite: as far as I am aware, community members

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-22 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi Sam, thanks for the message, I appreciate hearing from a Board member at long last. I agree that it might be a good idea to collect feedback during the year (is there actually any page that could be used for this purpose on Meta?) — but I think that it also needs to be mentioned that it's

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

2013-04-18 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
David Gerard wrote: (Someone noted on wikien-l that the Oh Shit moment in the editor graph coincides pretty well with the decision to lock down article creation on en:wp. Tiny inconveniences.) It's been more than seven years since article creation was disabled for anonymous editors on the