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

2020-07-04 Thread phoebe ayers
n more knowledge > in more languages which drives me. > > I hope you'll join us on the new list and keep an eye on what we're doing. > Your voice would be very appreciated. > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/abstract-wikipedia > > Thank you! > Denny > >

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

2020-07-03 Thread phoebe ayers
Congratulations to everyone, this is exciting. It is also very exciting that we have an almost-unprecedented opportunity to build a new project that is fully informed by both lessons from own past projects, as well as from the rapidly developing field of ethics in computer science and AI. From

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Update on Branding

2020-06-23 Thread phoebe ayers
I second Jan-Bart; thanks to Nat for this letter. As someone who asked for a board statement, I appreciate this very much. And as someone who has also been on the other side, like Jan-Bart I am aware of how much work a statement like this likely took (and how difficult it is to balance many

[Wikimedia-l] WikiConference North America live stream

2019-11-07 Thread phoebe ayers
Dear all, We are looking forward to WikiConference North America here at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts this weekend! We will be welcoming around 250 people over the four-day weekend, with a museum and cultural institution culture crawl on Friday, conference sessions on Saturday and Sunday, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of the Affiliate Selected Board Seats voting

2019-06-15 Thread phoebe ayers
Congratulations to Nat and Shani! And big thanks to Christophe for your energy and care. Being on the Board is a very tough job and a huge commitment of time and energy, and thanks to all who ran. I'm also glad the voting has been expanded; in addition to the points Chris Keating makes about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-13 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 2:29 PM Rebecca O'Neill wrote: > I agree Galder! > > I would like to respond to Phoebe's comment on not wanting to draw people > to the *Wikimedia* movement is not true of the Irish experience. We have > some idea of an editing community that aren't interested in getting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-13 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 10:14 PM Zack McCune wrote: > :: Apologies for cross-posting to multiple mailing lists. We want to ensure > we spread the word about this opportunity to as many people as possible. :: > > Hi all, > > We are writing today to invite you to be a part of a community review on

[Wikimedia-l] thank you for Wikimania

2018-07-26 Thread phoebe ayers
All, A huge thanks to the Wikimedia South Africa team + the WMF logistics & travel team + all the volunteers from around the world on the program committee and assisting in other capacities + all of the enthusiastic attendees - for making this a wonderful Wikimania. We got to experience the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Craig Franklin passed away

2018-04-18 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:56 PM, Lodewijk wrote: > Hi all, > > Through various other channels I learned the unfortunate news that Craig > Franklin (Lankiveil) has recently passed away. > What! that is terrible. I fondly remember talking (& sometimes having friendly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Austin Hair is gone

2017-12-18 Thread phoebe ayers
Thanks Asaf. On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote: > Please will someone write something suitable at: > >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deceased_Wikipedians > I would be glad to work on this over the next few days, with others who knew

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Esra’a Al Shafei to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-12-02 Thread phoebe ayers
Congratulations everyone! Esra'a is a wonderful addition to the Board. I'm delighted she was able to join! Best, Phoebe PS on the photos question, I worked closely with Esra'a on this for Wikimania - it was not difficult to accommodate no photos of her, and it's important. She has a lot of

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania registration & hotel: register today!

2017-06-25 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, Reminder! Register today for Wikimania and for the conference hotel, if you plan to stay there. The early registration deadline is July 10 and the deadline for booking accommodation in the conference hotel (where the sessions will be located) is June 30th: next week! details:

[Wikimedia-l] Berkman report: censorship of Wikipedia around the world

2017-06-08 Thread phoebe ayers
Apologies if you've already seen this -- looks like it was mentioned in the media report but I haven't seen it posted otherwise. There is a new report out from the Internet Monitor project at the Berkman Klein center that may be of general interest: "Analyzing Accessibility of Wikipedia Projects

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania ‘17 Draft Program is UP! Early Bird Registration Discounts

2017-06-08 Thread phoebe ayers
been various issues with getting emails for waitlisted talks in particular, plus some of you have questions that are waiting; we're working on a better system for contacting everyone. THANK YOU for your patience, as I juggle many moving parts (and a day job)! cheers, Phoebe Ayers ... Wikimania '17

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Update on Wikimania '17 - Scholarships, Registration, Submissions

2017-05-27 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, and an update to Ellie's update... all of the acceptance/rejection/waitlist emails for the Wikimedia program have gone out, as of early this week. If you're expecting to hear from me about a submission and haven't yet, let us know: wikimania-prog...@wikimedia.org (I know there are still

Re: [Wikimedia-l] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wikimania 2017 call for submissions

2017-04-09 Thread phoebe ayers
tted, there > is now a field in the registration form for "completed" or "in-progress" > submission. When you are ready to have your submission reviewed, please > note that it is "completed". Thank you! > > Please contact us with any questions: wikimania-

[Wikimedia-l] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wikimania 2017 call for submissions

2017-03-26 Thread phoebe ayers
any questions: wikimania-prog...@wikimedia.org best, Phoebe On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > All, > I'm very pleased to send out the Wikimania Montréal Call for Submissions, > which can be found in French here: > https:/

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 call for submissions

2017-02-14 Thread phoebe ayers
, Phoebe Ayers - Que vous soyez un membre de la communauté de l’un des projets Wikimédia (tels que Wikipédia, Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionnaire, MediaWiki ou autres), un créateur de contenu libre ou un consommateur, nous recevrons avec plaisir votre

[Wikimedia-l] join the Wikimania program committee!

2017-02-03 Thread phoebe ayers
information on the program, including the call for submissions, will be coming soon. Thank you! Marc-Andre Pelletier (Wikimania chair) Phoebe Ayers (program co-chair) Deror Lin (program co-chair) Guillame Paumier (program co-chair) -- * I use this address for lists; send personal messages

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-29 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 5:33 PM, Romaine Wiki wrote: > Today I was reading in the (international) news about websites with > knowledge on the topic of climate change disappear from the internet as > result of the Trump administration. ... > Luckily there are many

Re: [Wikimedia-l] With my thanks to everyone ...

2016-07-15 Thread phoebe ayers
Geoff! At some point in the past that feels like a million years ago (but actually was about five years ago), I was at a party in Berlin watching you have enthusiastic, lengthy discussions about copyright over a beer with Wikipedians from many countries. Afterwards, I told someone "you know, our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing WikiFundi and the Wikipack Africa

2016-06-14 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi Florence! This is a very cool and ambitious project! Is the idea that offline contributions would be loaded into the relevant projects when internet is available? Phoebe On Jun 13, 2016 5:59 PM, "Florence Devouard" wrote: > Hello everyone > > WikiAfrica has recently

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What can we learn

2016-04-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 4:29 PM, Chris Keating wrote: > If I read Denny's email correctly, this section is broader than conflict of > interest: > >> >> I discussed with Jan-Bart, then chair, what is and what is not > appropriate to >> pursue as a member of the Board. I

[Wikimedia-l] "flyover country" app w/ georeferenced articles

2016-03-30 Thread phoebe ayers
Another use for georeferenced Wikipedia articles: this app lets you load up a flight path in the United States between two airports, and get Wikipedia articles about points of interest as well as geological and fossil data along that path, and then view it offline as you fly over. Also available

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia NYC proposal to broaden WMF nominations - submit today

2016-03-08 Thread phoebe ayers
Thanks Pharos for making this offer and for outlining what your chapter voting process will be! Both are good practices to bring to a process that has in the past been generally opaque. Best, Phoebe On Mar 8, 2016 8:14 AM, "Pharos" wrote: > On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-27 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote: > Before adding another layer of process and reporting and complexity > structurally, we should more likely try to renew the heart of HR and allow > them to work with Legal in partnership as they had done so well

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-27 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote: > +1 to what Oliver and Vibber said. > > The situation is still delicate, Jimmy. > > Staff are being extremely kind to one another. I was blown away by the > respect and care that staff showed toward *the entire

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-24 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 8:20 PM, pajz wrote: > Well, we all know about the problems of giving monetary compensation to > editors. Just thinking aloud here, but I guess if you want to reward > editors in some way, but don't want to pay them directly, there's some > middle

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-24 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Oliver Keyes wrote: . What I was thinking about was how we pay attention to > organisational hiring, to how we promote, to how we treat people, what > empathy we have and how we value empathy. > > I have consistently found the Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa 2015 results

2016-02-23 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 9:09 PM, Florence Devouard wrote: > Good evening everyone > > Another day... another announcement :) > > We closed yesterday the last vote session for winning pictures of Wiki Loves > Africa 2015. > > We are happy to announce our winners > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 5:03 AM, George Herbert wrote: > Lila's vision here clearly calls the change campaign out as having explicitly > intended to break eggs. > > It further suggests strongly that this was the Board of Trustees' intention > in hiring her, and that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Endowment Discussion

2015-12-01 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 12:09 PM, Lisa Gruwell wrote: > Hi all- > > For several years, the Wikimedia movement has been having discussions > about whether and when to begin > building an endowment. I put an essay up on meta

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-25 Thread phoebe ayers
Has there been a discussion of timing for this? SJ (who is offline right now) just mentioned that the Free Bassel group may be planning a focused outreach push tomorrow through Friday. Let's coordinate with them if possible. On Nov 25, 2015 11:21 AM, "Gerard Meijssen"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-24 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 5:53 PM, Garfield Byrd wrote: > All, > > For the last four years, I’ve led the Wikimedia Foundation’s finance, > administration, and office IT teams. Four years but I feel like you've been a part of the movement forever! Thank you for everything. Your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-25 Thread phoebe ayers
Belatedly (this thread is awesome!) On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Johan Jönsson brevlis...@gmail.com wrote: As of writing, Danish Wikipedia is now 32 articles from reaching 200,000. It's midnight in Denmark now, so it will at some point tomorrow, CET. Congratulations Danish Wikipedia and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 5:58 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: Huh, I didn't have intention to make anyone depressive. You didn't! I was thinking of other unrelated things. :) Languages list suddenly revived. And during one day we've learned for three separate initiatives for building

[Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread phoebe ayers
I need a break from thinking about things going wrong. And so per Milos' observation that discussion here is falling off, I thought I'd start an open discussion thread about things going right. What's a cool thing you just discovered or are involved in that is happening in the Wikimedia world?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread phoebe ayers
Ps Fabrice sent the blog roundup while I was writing this! Those are all cool things. Would love to learn about more as well. Phoebe On Jun 4, 2015 2:41 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: I need a break from thinking about things going wrong. And so per Milos' observation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-04 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:04 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 2015-06-03 17:42, Raymond Leonard wrote: Folks, At the link, you can find List votes: Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections 2015 https://vote.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/list/512 Yours,

[Wikimedia-l] the digital language divide

2015-05-29 Thread phoebe ayers
This feature on multilingualism online and the digital language divide from the Guardian is thought-provoking: http://labs.theguardian.com/digital-language-divide/ It summarizes a bunch of recent research on language online, including the work from the Oxford Internet Institute on Wikipedia. --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread phoebe ayers
Dear Erik, On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008 I've worn many hats at the Wikimedia Foundation, and in the six years before that I was a Wikipedian, MediaWiki developer, and member of the WMF board of trustees.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-15 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 9:54 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: phoebe ayers wrote: I trust our legal team to make decisions about what legal actions to participate in. Whether the Wikimedia Foundation should be engaged in political advocacy, and if so, who decides when

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:03 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Hi. I'm of two minds here. I would love for mass surveillance to stop; the revelations of the past few years are disgusting. However, this lawsuit has the appearance of being the start of a completely un-winnable case

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia OTRS Annual Report

2015-02-25 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 2:39 PM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Thank you for this fascinating report, and this is another opportunity to thank all OTRS agents across the movement, for their tireless and largely-unsung work. I, for one, make it a point to mention and advocate for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: A new structure for WMF Community Engagement

2015-02-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear Wikimedians, Among the WMF’s top priorities for 2015 is strengthening our engagement with Wikimedia editors and volunteers. Today we are taking the first step by bringing together the people who know our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Engineering Community

2015-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:31 PM, Damon Sicore dsic...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear Wikimedians, We are changing our engineering processes to improve how we engage with you -- our valued contributors and editors -- around software development. We are beginning with the collaborative buildout

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Become a Digital object identifier (DOI) registarnt

2015-01-20 Thread phoebe ayers
(sort of) related to this old thread... the DOI resolver site went down today because they apparently forgot to renew the domain, and the author of this blog post from CrossRef (who runs it) suggests relying on *us* for persistent identifier stability:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Science edit-a-thon in six museums‏

2014-12-09 Thread phoebe ayers
Dear Santiago, This is very cool! Congratulations. I will add some of the portraits to the English Wikipedia as well :) best, Phoebe On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Santi Navarro santiagonava...@wikimedia.org.es wrote: Hello, next week-end, Wikimedia Spain, with six science museums from five

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-05 Thread phoebe ayers
Hello all, I just re-read this whole thread (!) this morning and here are the themes of points raised that I'm seeing ... I'll add this to the talk of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_principles too. Anything else I missed? My editorializing is in brackets [ ]. ==communication re:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-04 Thread phoebe ayers
With Sam, I'd like to add my thanks to Lila, and to the fundraising team which has done an extraordinary job of testing, optimizing, and running our fundraising campaigns. And thanks to all of you, for being concerned about and invested in our projects' public image and financial health and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-12-04 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:13 AM, Pierre-Yves Beaudouin pierre.beaudo...@wikimedia.fr wrote: Le 2014-12-04 14:57, Martijn Hoekstra a écrit : On Dec 4, 2014 2:46 PM, Jean-Frédéric jeanfrederic.w...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks again, I tried to remain brie-f 2014-12-03 18:06 GMT+00:00 Christophe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-04 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Ryan Lane rlan...@gmail.com wrote: phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki@... writes: With Sam, I'd like to add my thanks to Lila, and to the fundraising team which has done an extraordinary job of testing, optimizing, and running our fundraising campaigns. And thanks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-04 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Ryan Lane rlan...@gmail.com wrote: phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki@... writes: You're asking me to prove a negative. My inability to do so has nothing to do with NDAs or the lack of them. There's no secret data that shows that well, the banners make people hate

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member

2014-11-16 Thread phoebe ayers
cross-post. -- Forwarded message -- From: Maria Sefidari msefid...@wikimedia.org Date: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member To: wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-08 Thread phoebe ayers
Every once in a while something happens in our Wikimedia-verse -- this thread, for instance, or getting into a political discussion with someone at an event -- that reminds me that I can violently disagree on matters of politics with some of my dearest friends in Wikimedia. Of course Wikimedians

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-08 Thread phoebe ayers
Thank you for this overview and history, Erik! On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 9:49 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, And as above, I'm open to us putting some short term effort into talk page improvements that can be made without Flow -- knowing it's still some time out. Is

[Wikimedia-l] Thank you for Wikimania!

2014-08-12 Thread phoebe ayers
Thank you so much to the London Wikimania organizers for putting a wonderful Wikimania 2014. I want to recognize everyone who helped out: the core team who proposed the bid and worked for over a year organizing a vision and a team to carry it out; the staff at Wikimedia UK and WMF who worked on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Options for the German Wikipedia

2014-08-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 3:12 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Hi. I'm interested to read others' views about options and ways forward here. I think the most helpful thing would be to not attempt to start wars, and particularly not on behalf of anyone or against individuals. We

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] [Wikitech-ambassadors] Deprecating print-on-demand functionality

2014-07-14 Thread phoebe ayers
On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM, Luca Martinelli martinellil...@gmail.com wrote: so the Book Creator will still be active, maybe under another name, maybe with another engine, but still active? Same name and

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

2014-06-17 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 16 June 2014 20:48, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Not quite sure what you're shouting about, Gerard. The amendment clearly gives

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

2014-06-16 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Not quite sure what you're shouting about, Gerard. The amendment clearly gives individual projects the right to have an alternative to this particular section of the terms of use, and that alternative can be either more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID

2014-06-11 Thread phoebe ayers
2014 03:39, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: As of today, I am Wikipedian in Residence [1] at ORCID [2]. The role is described in [3]. Please let me know if I can assist you, in that capacity

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID

2014-06-10 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: As of today, I am Wikipedian in Residence [1] at ORCID [2]. The role is described in [3]. Please let me know if I can assist you, in that capacity. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ORCID [2]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 strategic plan

2014-05-28 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:31 AM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi, can someone with knowledge of WMF's thinking expand on this statement from Lila? Starting the process for our next strategic planning exercise, which will be different from last time, and focused on improving our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-08 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM, edward edw...@logicmuseum.com wrote: On 08/05/2014 17:58, geni wrote: So while it is unlikely that a published journal article would be a complete hoax This is because they have a robust review process, which Wikipedia doesn't. Enough said. Geni did say

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-08 Thread phoebe ayers
-- Forwarded message -- From: David Gerard dger...@gmail.com Date: Thu, May 8, 2014 at 12:15 PM Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org On 8 May 2014 19:27, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How Wikimedia could help languages to survive

2014-04-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 5:18 AM, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.comwrote: [snip] For the things we could do, I quote form other people: * encourage Wikisource, Commons, Wiktionary as primary projects for new/endangered languages. You could scan books or documents if the language is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-22 Thread phoebe ayers
Congratulations Mexico! I can't wait to visit the amazing Mexico City :) And, a big thank you to all the bidders, everyone who commented and participated, and to the selection jury, steering committee, and Ellie. This is the first year in a long time that I haven't been involved in the Wikimania

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board of Trustees: Minutes of January 2014 meeting

2014-04-21 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi Mike, Sure. Both were open discussions, and no decisions were taken or specific proposals developed. And neither topic is in any way limited to being a board discussion: both are broad-ranging topics concerning all of us. We took these up to, as a board, have some time to step back and think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How Wikimedia could help languages to survive

2014-04-21 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Interesting thoughts. I have a few brief comments, and will engage further (on Meta, perhaps) later: 2. This does include free knowledge _about_ every last language of the world, so by all means: let us preserve all

[Wikimedia-l] 10 years of wikimedia-l

2014-04-17 Thread phoebe ayers
Hello everyone! So, to change the subject entirely, I just discovered that this is the 10 year anniversary of foundation-l/wikimedia-l! Foundation-l was founded in April 2004, and was renamed to wikimedia-l two years ago: http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/ Foundation-l was

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

2014-02-20 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, A few notes from my own perspective: 1) I'm glad to see this lively debate! I hope the right solution comes out of it and is iron-clad against contingencies, insofar as possible :) 2) I don't want to see the projects used and misused as a platform to achieve goals other than our mission

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

2014-02-20 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: phoebe ayers skrev 2014-02-20 20:16: 3) I think this proposal is trying to addressing a long-standing issue of COI editing. That issue was recently brought to the forefront again by the actions of a few

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

2014-02-20 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Keegan Peterzell keegan.w...@gmail.comwrote: On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: My dear friends in Ukraine, you are cool people and excellent Wikimedians. Know that I care about you and wish you peace

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-13 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi Greg! A few fast notes before I go to bed :) On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.comwrote: Phoebe, I appreciate you sharing this information - it fills in a few gaps. I am still concerned that there was not more opportunity for input prior to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Programmatic experience in past 2 years (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-12 Thread phoebe ayers
change. Of course groups might want to become a chapter later on, but that's not exactly always an easy process... On Feb 12, 2014 1:20 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: If a group was in the process of applying to affcom, we will consider then case by case - this decision does not apply

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:46 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.comwrote: On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: pheobe, concerning your motion to vote saying: wikimedia foundation grows, the affiliated organisations do not grow

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Consultation decision making (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
Per Fae, a short response in bullet points: * I'm sorry. I take your criticisms seriously. * How we got to this point, as I see it*: I think the Board felt we had gotten input from AffCom because we saw their responses to the proposal to change to a usergroup-first approval model, which was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.comwrote: One of the (many) problems that I have with this is that it both makes these user groups more dependent on movement funds for a longer period of time, but then caps those funds in the same decision. One quick

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.comwrote: While AffCom will likely be making an official statement later, I am having a hard time not chiming in and I do think it is worth pointing out that AffCom was not consulted in a manner I think most of us would have

[Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-10 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, I want to draw your attention to two Wikimedia Board of Trustees decisions that were recently published, regarding funds allocated to the FDC/Annual plan grant process and Board approval of chapter/thematic organization status. In a nutshell, the Board decided to allocate approximately

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-10 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.comwrote: pheobe, concerning your motion to vote saying: wikimedia foundation grows, the affiliated organisations do not grow the affiliated organisations are recommended to seek other funding (which the foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Textbooks Which Borrow Heavily from Wikipedia

2014-02-06 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: I'm meeting with the Boundless team tomorrow. How could they improve attribution? Looking at the g-book that James linked (and without paying for a download etc) I don't see any particular attribution at all in the book

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board approval of new Trademark policy and recommendation on the Community logo registration

2014-02-04 Thread phoebe ayers
And a big thank you to legal and the LCA team for their skilled handling of these issues, including extensive consultations and developing a community-centric policy. I am proud that we now have such a thoughtful, open-focused, and yes, unconventional trademark policy for our projects. best,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiConference USA Announcement

2014-01-29 Thread phoebe ayers
Hooray! I'm glad that this is happening and congrats to WM-NYC DC. I hope to attend! -- phoebe On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:05 PM, Pharos pharosofalexand...@gmail.comwrote: I am very pleased to announce that Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC are working in collaboration to host the first national

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Basic income Wikimedians

2014-01-09 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Mark delir...@hackish.org wrote: A basic income would remove the need for such accounting overhead, since one could just focus on how to best contribute to society, without having to worry about how to monetize and own every contribution. But absent such

[Wikimedia-l] Most viewed articles of 2013, across languages

2014-01-01 Thread phoebe ayers
I don't think this has been sent out yet: http://tools.wmflabs.org/wikitrends/2013.html (thanks to Itzik for drawing my attention to it, and Johan for coding it up!) This is fascinating. It's interesting that some languages (like English) have lots of results that are likely people trying to get

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

2013-12-15 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: 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

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

2013-12-14 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Your logic here is broken. There are certainly times to have widely advertised discussions, but doing so is not free: they often require creating and deploying banners (with an associated increased risk of banner blindness),

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

2013-12-14 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 8:54 AM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: The 2009 resolution on biographies of living people was about identifiable people, given they were the subject of a biography. This new 'media about living people' resolution doesn't make any such distinction for media,

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

2013-12-13 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 12 December 2013 19:40, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: With a nod to Andy's comment, as a community I think we may want to review our progress in the last few years on the BLP issue, and have a broad

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

2013-12-12 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: (just for the record: I'm not particularly against this amendment, I actually never assumed that files would be treated differently from texts anyway in this kind of stuff. Just plain curiosity.) Neither did the

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

2013-12-12 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Jane Darnell jane...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks for this, but even with the amendments it sounds pretty weak. The closing text just shows how helpless we are in helping subjects when their article is under the watchful eye of some Wikipedia editor who feels that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Readers love you

2013-12-08 Thread phoebe ayers
Thank you, Megan :) (besides the part where we get to continue to operate) the notes were/are my favorite part of the fundraiser. So nice! best, phoebe On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 7:42 PM, Megan Hernandez mhernan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi everyone, Each year that we run the fundraiser, readers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Library's Books and Bytes newsletter

2013-12-05 Thread phoebe ayers
I just wanted to say thanks to Jake and everyone who has worked on the Wikipedia Library project -- this is a really cool and exciting set of initiatives. I've seen a lot of interest lately from libraries in various Wikipedia projects, and this outreach is definitely a big part of that. Also, a

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

2013-09-24 Thread phoebe ayers
In the U.S. I encourage people to check out what database subscriptions their local public library offers -- many larger public libraries offer a surprising number of online journals databases that are available to anyone who has a library card, which you can generally get for free if you live in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the Board post-Wikimania

2013-08-17 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 2:17 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: phoebe ayers, 15/08/2013 12:26: And lastly of course what's been on everyone's mind lately is we must continue to try to figure out the best way to develop and roll out products in our complex, opinionated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the Board post-Wikimania

2013-08-15 Thread phoebe ayers
On Aug 15, 2013 4:53 AM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hey all, During Wikimania's QA panel, the Board lamented that, as always, they did not have enough time to answer all the questions from the audience and posted beforehand on-wiki. They did say they were accessible to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the WMF Board of Trustees?

2013-07-30 Thread phoebe ayers
28, 2013 at 8:31 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Every year at Wikimania the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees hosts a panel where they take questions from the audience on the work of the WMF and the Board. In past years the board has also taken questions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the WMF Board of Trustees?

2013-07-29 Thread phoebe ayers
/29 phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com Hi all, Every year at Wikimania the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees hosts a panel where they take questions from the audience on the work of the WMF and the Board. In past years the board has also taken questions via IRC. This year we'd

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