Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment consultation on Meta

2015-11-18 Thread Maggie Dennis
We are hoping for broad participation, too, Lila! More input, and wide
input, gives us a better chance at coming up with strong ideas that can
improve our techniques and tools to address harassment across the board.

In the four + years I've been at the Wikimedia Foundation, I've been
involved in more than a few incidents involving harassment. Some of what
I've seen has been utterly appalling. It is an issue that I believe can
impact anyone, female or male, from any project. One of the driving factors
in our team's desire to do this work is the recognition of the impact that
the issue can have on people and the real difficulty in addressing it.

As people are likely aware, we have recently wrapped the survey part
 of our
consultation. We will be compiling data from it over the next several weeks
and releasing it publicly as soon as that work is complete to help give us
a clearer idea of the scope of the issue on our projects. The current
consultation phase
 is a
thought-gathering exercise. We're hoping to collect all kinds of ideas
about the problem - what it is, how it can be addressed, what's working in
other places, what's working for us, and what it isn't working for us.

We don't imagine that this is a "one consultation solves the problem"
situation. Our goal is to, with ongoing conversations, work with
communities to start creating actionable resources to assist with
harassment. My personal hope is that we will wind up with solutions that
can be implemented at all levels - by the WMF, by the communities.
(Probably too much to hope for immediate external change, like better
legislation, but I can dream!)  But the purpose of the conversation at this
stage is to make sure that we hear many ideas and different ideas and that
we consider them together. Because there may be and probably is somebody
out there with an unexpected and insightful perspective or a unique idea.
For that reason, we are calling to everyone we can to participate in this
conversation. Our survey was sent to a subset of active editors on every
project, and we invite participation from absolutely anyone in this
consultation.

Just for clarity with regards to what we're doing on child protection, I
want to be sure people realize that, although child protection is one of
our priorities, it’s not necessarily the focus of the harassment
consultations and our wider harassment project. :) It’s something we are
working on separately. Child protection has been part of our workflow since
before I came aboard in 2011. What's new here is our ability to focus. We
have been working to strengthen our policies and practices and have created
a trust & safety team with the intent to strengthen our trust & safety
practices.[1] While all of CA assists in trust & safety work and the trust
& safety team assists in other areas of CA work, the team helps ensure our
focus remains on this important work and also builds a frame for an
increasingly robust trust & safety response in future.

Best,

Maggie

[1] Trust & safety, for those unfamiliar with the term, includes child
protection and general protection of the public and our communities from
threats.










On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 2:05 AM, Lila Tretikov  wrote:

> Patrick,
>
> Thank you for posting this.I am really hoping a lot of people will
> participate. Anti-harassment and child protection is something that we took
> on only about a year ago and I am very grateful to see the team pushing
> ahead with this. Your work on this is one of the most important new
> initiatives to support more inclusive, diverse and gender-balanced
> communities.
>
> Since this is ongoing, it would be great if you could share what we are
> hoping will be the result of this phase and what is upcoming.
>
> What are we doing for outreach, especially to female Wikimedians?
>
> Lila
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Patrick Earley 
> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Lodewijk.  We didn't mean "ideas" to limit contributions to full
> > proposals or solutions.  It could just be "Random thoughts from
> Lodewijk" -
> > it's meant to be very open.  You can also start a conversation about
> > another idea by clicking on it to find its discussion, or take part in an
> > ongoing one.  I'll talk to my team to see if we can improve the language
> to
> > make it clear all levels of participation are welcome.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Lodewijk 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks for addressing the theme. While looking at the page, I'm having
> a
> > > hard time getting my head around it though. You seem to ask for
> > 'thoughts'
> > > on a number of issues, but then you only allow a field for 'ideas'
> (which
> > > sounds like 'solutions' to me). Maybe this is a language issue, but
> would
> > > there be a lower threshold pathway to 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment consultation on Meta

2015-11-18 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
I'm delighted it is up, and that the conversation is going in a very
concrete direction. I'm very much looking forward to working with the
results!

best,

dariusz "pundit"

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Patrick Earley 
wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> Community Advocacy at the WMF is running a month-long discussion on the
> topic of harassment on our projects.  This will be the first in a series -
> as it is the initial discussion, we are keeping it open and broad to
> encourage brainstorming and creativity.
>
> It is currently live on Meta, and will be open until at least Dec. 16:
>
>
>- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Harassment_consultation_2015
>
> We encourage all to participate, share ideas, and provide feedback on the
> ideas of others.  Online harassment is a complex, pervasive issue, and we
> can't make progress without exploring the best ways forward.
>
> Thanks,
> --
> Patrick Earley
> Community Advocate
> Wikimedia Foundation
> pear...@wikimedia.org
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http://n wrds.kozminski.edu.pl

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członek Komitetu Polityki Naukowej MNiSW

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Ethnography of Wikipedia" (2014, Stanford University Press) mojego
autorstwa http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=24010

Recenzje
Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
Pacific Standard:
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/killed-wikipedia-93777/
Motherboard: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-ethnography-of-wikipedia
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http://thewikipedian.net/2014/10/10/dariusz-jemielniak-common-knowledge
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment consultation on Meta

2015-11-17 Thread Lodewijk
Thanks for addressing the theme. While looking at the page, I'm having a
hard time getting my head around it though. You seem to ask for 'thoughts'
on a number of issues, but then you only allow a field for 'ideas' (which
sounds like 'solutions' to me). Maybe this is a language issue, but would
there be a lower threshold pathway to contribute to the conversation than
putting an 'idea' out there which suggests that it is good all by itself?

I hope you can clarify the page a bit. But then, maybe it's just me.

Best,
Lodewijk

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 2:30 AM, Anna Stillwell 
wrote:

> I've heard about the hard work that this team has done to launch this and
> the kind of transformation you're seeking. Well done. Congratulations.
> /a
>
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Patrick Earley 
> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Community Advocacy at the WMF is running a month-long discussion on the
> > topic of harassment on our projects.  This will be the first in a series
> -
> > as it is the initial discussion, we are keeping it open and broad to
> > encourage brainstorming and creativity.
> >
> > It is currently live on Meta, and will be open until at least Dec. 16:
> >
> >
> >- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Harassment_consultation_2015
> >
> > We encourage all to participate, share ideas, and provide feedback on the
> > ideas of others.  Online harassment is a complex, pervasive issue, and we
> > can't make progress without exploring the best ways forward.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Patrick Earley
> > Community Advocate
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > pear...@wikimedia.org
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>
>
>
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment consultation on Meta

2015-11-17 Thread Patrick Earley
Thanks Lodewijk.  We didn't mean "ideas" to limit contributions to full
proposals or solutions.  It could just be "Random thoughts from Lodewijk" -
it's meant to be very open.  You can also start a conversation about
another idea by clicking on it to find its discussion, or take part in an
ongoing one.  I'll talk to my team to see if we can improve the language to
make it clear all levels of participation are welcome.

Best,

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Lodewijk 
wrote:

> Thanks for addressing the theme. While looking at the page, I'm having a
> hard time getting my head around it though. You seem to ask for 'thoughts'
> on a number of issues, but then you only allow a field for 'ideas' (which
> sounds like 'solutions' to me). Maybe this is a language issue, but would
> there be a lower threshold pathway to contribute to the conversation than
> putting an 'idea' out there which suggests that it is good all by itself?
>
> I hope you can clarify the page a bit. But then, maybe it's just me.
>
> Best,
> Lodewijk
>
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 2:30 AM, Anna Stillwell 
> wrote:
>
> > I've heard about the hard work that this team has done to launch this and
> > the kind of transformation you're seeking. Well done. Congratulations.
> > /a
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Patrick Earley 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > Community Advocacy at the WMF is running a month-long discussion on the
> > > topic of harassment on our projects.  This will be the first in a
> series
> > -
> > > as it is the initial discussion, we are keeping it open and broad to
> > > encourage brainstorming and creativity.
> > >
> > > It is currently live on Meta, and will be open until at least Dec. 16:
> > >
> > >
> > >- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Harassment_consultation_2015
> > >
> > > We encourage all to participate, share ideas, and provide feedback on
> the
> > > ideas of others.  Online harassment is a complex, pervasive issue, and
> we
> > > can't make progress without exploring the best ways forward.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > --
> > > Patrick Earley
> > > Community Advocate
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > > pear...@wikimedia.org
> > > ___
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> >
> >
> >
> >
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> > 415.806.1536
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment consultation on Meta

2015-11-17 Thread Lila Tretikov
Patrick,

Thank you for posting this.I am really hoping a lot of people will
participate. Anti-harassment and child protection is something that we took
on only about a year ago and I am very grateful to see the team pushing
ahead with this. Your work on this is one of the most important new
initiatives to support more inclusive, diverse and gender-balanced
communities.

Since this is ongoing, it would be great if you could share what we are
hoping will be the result of this phase and what is upcoming.

What are we doing for outreach, especially to female Wikimedians?

Lila


On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Patrick Earley 
wrote:

> Thanks Lodewijk.  We didn't mean "ideas" to limit contributions to full
> proposals or solutions.  It could just be "Random thoughts from Lodewijk" -
> it's meant to be very open.  You can also start a conversation about
> another idea by clicking on it to find its discussion, or take part in an
> ongoing one.  I'll talk to my team to see if we can improve the language to
> make it clear all levels of participation are welcome.
>
> Best,
>
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Lodewijk 
> wrote:
>
> > Thanks for addressing the theme. While looking at the page, I'm having a
> > hard time getting my head around it though. You seem to ask for
> 'thoughts'
> > on a number of issues, but then you only allow a field for 'ideas' (which
> > sounds like 'solutions' to me). Maybe this is a language issue, but would
> > there be a lower threshold pathway to contribute to the conversation than
> > putting an 'idea' out there which suggests that it is good all by itself?
> >
> > I hope you can clarify the page a bit. But then, maybe it's just me.
> >
> > Best,
> > Lodewijk
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 2:30 AM, Anna Stillwell <
> astillw...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I've heard about the hard work that this team has done to launch this
> and
> > > the kind of transformation you're seeking. Well done. Congratulations.
> > > /a
> > >
> > > On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Patrick Earley  >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello all,
> > > >
> > > > Community Advocacy at the WMF is running a month-long discussion on
> the
> > > > topic of harassment on our projects.  This will be the first in a
> > series
> > > -
> > > > as it is the initial discussion, we are keeping it open and broad to
> > > > encourage brainstorming and creativity.
> > > >
> > > > It is currently live on Meta, and will be open until at least Dec.
> 16:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Harassment_consultation_2015
> > > >
> > > > We encourage all to participate, share ideas, and provide feedback on
> > the
> > > > ideas of others.  Online harassment is a complex, pervasive issue,
> and
> > we
> > > > can't make progress without exploring the best ways forward.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > --
> > > > Patrick Earley
> > > > Community Advocate
> > > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > > > pear...@wikimedia.org
> > > > ___
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> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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[Wikimedia-l] Harassment consultation on Meta

2015-11-16 Thread Patrick Earley
Hello all,

Community Advocacy at the WMF is running a month-long discussion on the
topic of harassment on our projects.  This will be the first in a series -
as it is the initial discussion, we are keeping it open and broad to
encourage brainstorming and creativity.

It is currently live on Meta, and will be open until at least Dec. 16:


   - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Harassment_consultation_2015

We encourage all to participate, share ideas, and provide feedback on the
ideas of others.  Online harassment is a complex, pervasive issue, and we
can't make progress without exploring the best ways forward.

Thanks,
-- 
Patrick Earley
Community Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation
pear...@wikimedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment consultation on Meta

2015-11-16 Thread Anna Stillwell
I've heard about the hard work that this team has done to launch this and
the kind of transformation you're seeking. Well done. Congratulations.
/a

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Patrick Earley 
wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> Community Advocacy at the WMF is running a month-long discussion on the
> topic of harassment on our projects.  This will be the first in a series -
> as it is the initial discussion, we are keeping it open and broad to
> encourage brainstorming and creativity.
>
> It is currently live on Meta, and will be open until at least Dec. 16:
>
>
>- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Harassment_consultation_2015
>
> We encourage all to participate, share ideas, and provide feedback on the
> ideas of others.  Online harassment is a complex, pervasive issue, and we
> can't make progress without exploring the best ways forward.
>
> Thanks,
> --
> Patrick Earley
> Community Advocate
> Wikimedia Foundation
> pear...@wikimedia.org
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