Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-30 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Tilman Bayer, 29/07/2012 18:28: Regarding the normal levels, I suppose you haven't yet had a chance to look at http://reportcard.wmflabs.org/graphs/active_editors ? Yes and it shows that there's still an increase over the pre-WLM situation. Actually I was reading

[Wikimedia-l] Changes to India Program

2012-07-30 Thread Barry Newstead (WMF)
Dear global Wikimedia community, As a follow up to Hisham's message, I would like to thank Hisham for his efforts in support of Wikimedia in India. He has been a great partner to the Wikimedia Foundation team and has worked tirelessly to build the India Program. He has worked in a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes to India Program

2012-07-30 Thread Sunil Abraham
Dear Wikipedians, On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Barry Newstead (WMF) bnewst...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hisham’s departure coincides with another change in the India Program. We are pleased to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation has approved a grant to the Centre for Internet and Society

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes to India Program

2012-07-30 Thread Anivar Aravind
Best decision at this point . Congrats Sunil CIS team . ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell

2012-07-30 Thread Achal Prabhala
You will be missed, Hisham, and it's really good to know that you are around for the next few months. Take care, Achal On Monday 30 July 2012 04:07 PM, Hisham wrote: Dear Bangalore Community I'm writing to inform you that I plan to leave my current role supporting Wikimedia in India. I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-30 Thread Béria Lima
Oh my dear beloved Steven, It VERY much is. The editors who wrote the biggest number of articles is Portuguese (Nuno Tavares), the one who run pretty much all the bots in pt wiki and is also Adm and crat is also portuguese (Alchimista aka André Barbosa), the one who created and put foward the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-30 Thread Béria Lima
John, when those meetings happened, what they said was we want to meet people from Brasil and when asked who they wanted to meet, the answer was anyone, doesn't matter how long you contribute or how much, we only want to talk with the Brazilian community,so no, none of those meetings were calls

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-30 Thread Deryck Chan
Hire someone from the local Wikipedia community to do it. This can be integrated into the proposed language community and cultural translation WMF fellow's job description. MediaWiki feature decisions are gruesome chores. In small language project communities the active editors typically don't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WikiEN-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-30 Thread LiAnna Davis
Hi John, On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Ive asked for more info at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Wikipedia_Education_Program_evaluation#random_sample I did my best to answer your question there. . The quantitative method used there

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours with the Analytics team, Monday, July 30, 2012 at 19:00 UTC

2012-07-30 Thread Tilman Bayer
Hi everyone, just a reminder that this is taking place three hours from now (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=19min=00sec=0day=30month=07year=2012 ) On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, you are cordially invited to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell

2012-07-30 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 3:43 AM, Hisham his...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear Wikimedia Community Here's a copy of an email I have just sent to all the individual community mailing lists in India. I'm writing to inform you that I plan to leave my current role supporting Wikimedia in India. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-30 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Amir E. Aharoni, 29/07/2012 20:27: In the 2012-13 WMF plan document I saw an interesting thing: We’ve hosted key community stakeholders such as English Wikipedia’s ArbCom and Portuguese Wikipedia’s top

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-30 Thread Philippe Beaudette
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 8:40 AM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hkwrote: Hire someone from the local Wikipedia community to do it. Easily said, but... which local community? All 280ish of them? Wait, that's just languages we're up to nearly 700 sites now, aren't we? :) pb

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-30 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
phoebe ayers, 30/07/2012 18:52: I'm not sure if in the long term focusing on specific language communities and recruiting fellows is the sustainable answer for the WMF -- actually I'm pretty sure it isn't -- but I also don't think it can hurt to try and build a deep (and as Amir notes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Education] [WikiEN-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-30 Thread John Vandenberg
On Jul 31, 2012 1:43 AM, LiAnna Davis lda...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi John, On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Ive asked for more info at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Wikipedia_Education_Program_evaluation#random_sample I did my best

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Education] [WikiEN-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-30 Thread LiAnna Davis
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Ive replied with more specific questions. This research was mentioned because of bold statements in the annual plan, and Tilman Bayer mentioned this blog post:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell

2012-07-30 Thread Bishakha Datta
(Posted on India list and would like to share with larger wikimedia community) Dear Hisham, I’m thinking back on your time here and want to thank you for so much that you’ve done and built in these one and a half years. For setting up things from scratch when there was neither a team nor an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-30 Thread MZMcBride
Samuel Klein wrote: I know a few people would like to see the talk namespaces of wikimediafoundation.org opened up to general discussion, but that's a bit tricky with raw HTML being allowed there. This shouldn't be a blocker. Disallow raw HTML on talk pages? Simply restrict editing to a