Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-26 Thread jayvdb
Without getting into whether an outing policy exists/applies here, please
bear in mind that if redaction is required, it is rather difficult to do it
on a mailing list, especially a mailman mailing list like this one.

i.e. Please avoid posting something here which may need redaction.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018, 16:00 Isaac Olatunde  wrote:

> Hi Mario,
>
> I don't think it will be considered harassment if the information is posted
> here. I believe the WP:OUTING applies to the English Wikipedia and this is
> not English Wikipedia mailing list.
>
> Regards,
>
> Isaac
>
> On Jul 22, 2018 5:43 PM, "Mario Gómez"  wrote:
>
> There, is at least, one user that works for Go Fish Digital with a
> sockpuppet account in English Wikipedia and has denied conflict of interest
> or paid editing disclosure even if he was asked too, since some user was
> suspicious. Should I send this privately? I don't want to incur in spurious
> ousting/doxxing.
>
> Best,
>
> Mario
>
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 12:24 AM, MZMcBride  wrote:
>
> > Hi.
> >
> > Go Fish Digital is a company that whitewashes Wikipedia. From its own
> site:
> >
> > >The primary platforms that define your online reputation include:
> > > [...]
> > > * Wikipedia
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > With Online Reputation Management, we work hard to make all of the
> > >positive information easy to find.  At the same time, we use many
> > >different strategies and tactics to diminish the visibility of negative
> > >content, or in some cases, remove it from the web altogether.  The end
> > >result is a positive online reputation because when people search your
> > >name or brand, they immediately find positive content.
> >
> > Source: https://gofishdigital.com/online-reputation-management
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation Inc. has been working with this company on search
> > engine optimization: . I
> have a
> > few questions about this work.
> >
> > How was this vendor chosen? Which other vendors were considered?
> >
> > Why is this work being undertaken? At least the English Wikipedia has
> some
> > of the best search engine results placement of any site on the Web, so
> I'm
> > curious to know who's prioritizing Wikipedia's search engine optimization
> > and for what reason.
> >
> > How is it appropriate for Wikimedia Foundation Inc. to work with a
> company
> > that is, by its own admission, whitewashing Wikipedia? Doesn't this give
> > Go Fish Digital a ton of legitimization by now being able to say it works
> > directly with Wikimedia Foundation Inc. ("with Wikipedia")?
> >
> > Is it appropriate to give a company that sells whitewashing Wikipedia
> > services access to private user data, as was done in
> >  and
> > ? The Wikimedia Foundation
> Inc.
> > legal department apparently approved this access, but I'm curious to know
> > why, given the company's role in selling an "Online Reputation
> Management"
> > product. This looks bad to me.
> >
> > MZMcBride
> >
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] A fundraising banner we'd like to try in a short test

2017-11-15 Thread jayvdb
Patrik, try it on a 640x480 screen. :P

On Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:06 pajz  wrote:

> >
> > This test would run for 1 to 2 hours, and then we'd evaluate results to
> see
> > if it's worth spending any more time on the concept. For now, we're
> simply
> > hiding the banner all together below 920px, as at smaller viewports it
> > begins to interfere with site navigation elements.
>
>
> It is truly an amazing banner, as it might be the first donation banner in
> the history of donation banners that actually improve the readability of
> our content. Indeed, we have never been closer to line length
> recommendations for optimal readability than with this banner.
>
> Patrik
>
>
> On 15 November 2017 at 01:25, Liam Wyatt  wrote:
>
> > >
> > > TL;DR: A short test of a new banner concept will help us decide if it's
> > > worth iteration and improvement.
> > >
> > > Here's a link to the banner:
> > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple?banner=dsk_p1_lg_
> > > right10=US=1
> >
> >
> > I appreciate that you're trying to innovate, and this requires pushing
> > boundaries. I also appreciate that the WMF fundraising principle "minimal
> > disruption"[1] is subjective thing - and that the WMF has traditionally
> > taken this to mean "be disruptive for the shortest period" rather than
> "be
> > less disruptive overall, even if it takes longer".
> > However, I do feel that *resizing all the article content to the left,
> and
> > occupying the entire right side third of the screen with a donation
> request
> > that follows me as I scroll *is significantly more than minimally
> > disruptive. Personally, I would request that this design approach not be
> > pursued on that basis.
> >
> > -Liam / Wittylama
> >
> > p.s. Also, on my screen at least, the "x" dismiss button in the top-right
> > is so small that it hides under Chrome's translucent scrollbar
> >
> > [1] that https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_principles#
> > Fundraising
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Translators-l] Purodha passed away

2016-09-02 Thread jayvdb
On Sat, 3 Sep 2016 02:43 Amir E. Aharoni, 
wrote:
> This is very sad.
>
> He was not only a prolific translator, but a prolific bug reporter, too.
>
> May he rest in peace.

Indeed. Also developed patches.

His activity can be seen here:

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/Purodha/

Can we find the open bugs he voted for/awarded tokens to?
And do the hardest one in his honour?

--
John
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