Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the 2011-12 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report

2012-12-20 Thread Tilman Bayer
Hi Liam,

sharp eyes, but you vastly misoverestimated my mischievousness ;)

This entry refers to a real donation, indeed valued between $5k and
$25k. You can see the name in last year's Annual Report as well
(https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2010-2011/Contributors
). Donors get to choose how their donation should be attributed, and
if it's not, say, a case of impersonation or something that would meet
the oversight criteria on WP, there is no reason to second-guess them
or enforce a [[WP:BADNAME]]-like policy ;)

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote:
 Congrats :-) Interesting format choice too.

 I see that Tripling Elephants has donated somewhere between $5,000 and
 $25,00 dollars! Is this for real, or has Tillman been adding Easter Eggs to
 the report? :-)
 See:
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiality_and_Other_Tripling_Elephants

 (I also see that Wikimedia Foundation Staff get mentioned in the $1,000
 to $5,000 category - that's dedication to the cause!)

 -Liam

 wittylama.com
 Peace, love  metadata


 On 19 December 2012 21:05, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Today we’re excited to launch the Wikimedia Foundation’s latest Annual
 Report
 (see today's blog post as well:

 https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/19/wikimedia-foundations-2011-12-annual-report/
 )
 (on wiki here:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12
 )

 This year marks the fifth edition of our Annual Report, which focuses
 on the achievements and core work of the preceding fiscal year
 (2011-12), and gives us a chance to recognize the amazing
 contributions of our volunteers and the generous support of our
 donors. You can read both the PDF and wiki versions. We welcome your
 comments on the discussion page
 (
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12
 ).

 The Foundation uses the report primarily to support our conversation
 with donors, to help build relationships with prospective partners, to
 recruit new staff, and of course general outreach.

 This year’s report is quite different from our previous efforts.
 Instead of a multi-page book format, this year we created a folding,
 vertical brochure (when it’s printed). It’s considerably shorter in
 terms of text and we hope it will help make for a quicker and more
 impactful read.

 We’re currently in the midst of a translation effort that will result
 in another 12 language editions to be released in the coming weeks. If
 you have an account on Meta-Wiki and you’re interested in helping with
 the review of these translations and other community translation
 efforts, please sign up. We will be posting this new project for
 translation shortly.

 Many thanks to the photographers whose work we used in the report. I'd
 also like to thank David Peters from Exbrook, the design studio that
 has been working with us over the last 4 annual reports. David really
 helped us tackle the shift from the classic book format annual report
 to our new style.

 And big thanks to Tilman Bayer in the WMF Communications team for
 driving a complex process around developing translated versions of the
 report - we're pushing the envelope on approaches to automated
 translation, but it's a really important envelope for us :) And thanks
 also to Matthew from Communications for supporting us with a lot of
 the writing and editing.

 We’re looking forward to another amazing year in the Wikimedia movement!

 --
 Jay Walsh
 Senior Director, Communications
 WikimediaFoundation.org
 blog.wikimedia.org
 +1 (415) 839 6885 x 6609, @jansonw

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[Wikimedia-l] Introducing the 2011-12 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report

2012-12-19 Thread Jay Walsh
Today we’re excited to launch the Wikimedia Foundation’s latest Annual Report
(see today's blog post as well:
https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/19/wikimedia-foundations-2011-12-annual-report/)
(on wiki here: 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12)

This year marks the fifth edition of our Annual Report, which focuses
on the achievements and core work of the preceding fiscal year
(2011-12), and gives us a chance to recognize the amazing
contributions of our volunteers and the generous support of our
donors. You can read both the PDF and wiki versions. We welcome your
comments on the discussion page
(https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12).

The Foundation uses the report primarily to support our conversation
with donors, to help build relationships with prospective partners, to
recruit new staff, and of course general outreach.

This year’s report is quite different from our previous efforts.
Instead of a multi-page book format, this year we created a folding,
vertical brochure (when it’s printed). It’s considerably shorter in
terms of text and we hope it will help make for a quicker and more
impactful read.

We’re currently in the midst of a translation effort that will result
in another 12 language editions to be released in the coming weeks. If
you have an account on Meta-Wiki and you’re interested in helping with
the review of these translations and other community translation
efforts, please sign up. We will be posting this new project for
translation shortly.

Many thanks to the photographers whose work we used in the report. I'd
also like to thank David Peters from Exbrook, the design studio that
has been working with us over the last 4 annual reports. David really
helped us tackle the shift from the classic book format annual report
to our new style.

And big thanks to Tilman Bayer in the WMF Communications team for
driving a complex process around developing translated versions of the
report - we're pushing the envelope on approaches to automated
translation, but it's a really important envelope for us :) And thanks
also to Matthew from Communications for supporting us with a lot of
the writing and editing.

We’re looking forward to another amazing year in the Wikimedia movement!

-- 
Jay Walsh
Senior Director, Communications
WikimediaFoundation.org
blog.wikimedia.org
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 6609, @jansonw

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the 2011-12 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report

2012-12-19 Thread Liam Wyatt
Congrats :-) Interesting format choice too.

I see that Tripling Elephants has donated somewhere between $5,000 and
$25,00 dollars! Is this for real, or has Tillman been adding Easter Eggs to
the report? :-)
See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiality_and_Other_Tripling_Elephants

(I also see that Wikimedia Foundation Staff get mentioned in the $1,000
to $5,000 category - that's dedication to the cause!)

-Liam

wittylama.com
Peace, love  metadata


On 19 December 2012 21:05, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Today we’re excited to launch the Wikimedia Foundation’s latest Annual
 Report
 (see today's blog post as well:

 https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/19/wikimedia-foundations-2011-12-annual-report/
 )
 (on wiki here:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12
 )

 This year marks the fifth edition of our Annual Report, which focuses
 on the achievements and core work of the preceding fiscal year
 (2011-12), and gives us a chance to recognize the amazing
 contributions of our volunteers and the generous support of our
 donors. You can read both the PDF and wiki versions. We welcome your
 comments on the discussion page
 (
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12
 ).

 The Foundation uses the report primarily to support our conversation
 with donors, to help build relationships with prospective partners, to
 recruit new staff, and of course general outreach.

 This year’s report is quite different from our previous efforts.
 Instead of a multi-page book format, this year we created a folding,
 vertical brochure (when it’s printed). It’s considerably shorter in
 terms of text and we hope it will help make for a quicker and more
 impactful read.

 We’re currently in the midst of a translation effort that will result
 in another 12 language editions to be released in the coming weeks. If
 you have an account on Meta-Wiki and you’re interested in helping with
 the review of these translations and other community translation
 efforts, please sign up. We will be posting this new project for
 translation shortly.

 Many thanks to the photographers whose work we used in the report. I'd
 also like to thank David Peters from Exbrook, the design studio that
 has been working with us over the last 4 annual reports. David really
 helped us tackle the shift from the classic book format annual report
 to our new style.

 And big thanks to Tilman Bayer in the WMF Communications team for
 driving a complex process around developing translated versions of the
 report - we're pushing the envelope on approaches to automated
 translation, but it's a really important envelope for us :) And thanks
 also to Matthew from Communications for supporting us with a lot of
 the writing and editing.

 We’re looking forward to another amazing year in the Wikimedia movement!

 --
 Jay Walsh
 Senior Director, Communications
 WikimediaFoundation.org
 blog.wikimedia.org
 +1 (415) 839 6885 x 6609, @jansonw

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