[Wikimedia-l] Using Wikisource for typing exercises

2012-08-01 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, I am learning Arabic and one of the skills I lack is typing with ten fingers for the Arabic script. On many Wikisources the ProofreadPage extension is installed. What I cannot easily find is where I find the books that need transcription for Arabic. There are many people every year learning

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI+ certification proposal

2012-08-01 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, Conflict of Interest (CoI) is a much bigger issue than paid editing. I have seen several serious CoI within Wikipedia where the editors are not strictly paid because they edit WP, nevertheless they do not respect the basic NPOV rules: allowing other opinions to be heard, balancing sources

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

2012-08-01 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 29 July 2012 07:11, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Let's use the page we used to use to discuss plans and budgets: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_budget I thought this was implicit, but apparently not: can someone from the WMF please answer the questions that are on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-08-01 Thread Yann Forget
2012/7/28 Anthony wikim...@inbox.org: On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Platonides platoni...@gmail.com wrote: On 27/07/12 09:46, Nikola Smolenski wrote: An excellent list :) I'd like to add: you sneak in the stadium without paying the ticket. IOC can do nothing. Seriously, if IOC decides to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI+ certification proposal

2012-08-01 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Yann Forget, 01/08/2012 13:13: I have suggested some basic rules about this on the French WP, but not only they were blankly rejected, but I was barred from mentioning the whole subject. The first step against CoI is making the editors conscious that, because of their profession, background,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-08-01 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
MZMcBride, 01/08/2012 03:10: [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/BOTOVERUSE#History has most of the history, though I could swear a project or two has been restarted due to bots over-running the site. Does anyone have a citation for that? A citation for what? Anyway, the section seems correct

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI+ certification proposal

2012-08-01 Thread Delirium
On 8/1/12 1:51 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Yann Forget, 01/08/2012 13:13: I have suggested some basic rules about this on the French WP, but not only they were blankly rejected, but I was barred from mentioning the whole subject. The first step against CoI is making the editors conscious

[Wikimedia-l] Call for volunteers for the Translation Committee

2012-08-01 Thread Jon Harald Søby
[this was also posted to translators-l last week, but we want to spread the word even further] Hi all, The translation committee on Meta has been dormant for some time (individual members have been active, but the committee as such has not been active), but it is time to revive it to ensure that

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

2012-08-01 Thread Sue Gardner
I checked the page a couple of days ago and didn't see any questions: maybe I was looking at the wrong page? I'll ask Tilman via this mail to help coordinate getting answers from the appropriate people. Separately/additionally: I thought the Signpost coverage was pretty good. It wasn't

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

2012-08-01 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 1 August 2012 17:36, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: I checked the page a couple of days ago and didn't see any questions: maybe I was looking at the wrong page? The questions are on the page SJ suggested using: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_budget

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 8, Issue 31 -- 30 July 2012

2012-08-01 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
News and notes: Wikimedians and London 2012; WMF budget - staffing, engineering, editor retention effort, and the global South; Telegraph's cheap shot at WP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2012-07-30/News_and_notes Recent research: Conflict dynamics, collaboration and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-08-01 Thread Anthony
On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:15 AM, Nikola Smolenski smole...@eunet.rs wrote: On 28/07/12 19:44, birgitte...@yahoo.com wrote: 2.2 By applying for, purchasing, holding or using a Ticket, a Ticket Holder agrees that he or she shall comply with these Terms and Conditions.

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

2012-08-01 Thread Sue Gardner
On 1 August 2012 09:47, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: On 1 August 2012 17:36, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: I checked the page a couple of days ago and didn't see any questions: maybe I was looking at the wrong page? The questions are on the page SJ suggested using:

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] July Fellowship News

2012-08-01 Thread Siko Bouterse
Hi all, The July edition of the Fellowship News is now available: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fellowship_News Topics covered include all current fellowship projects: *Fellowship Program updates *Dispute Resolution *Gender Gap *Help Page Redesign *Small-Wiki Editor Engagement *Teahouse

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

2012-08-01 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hi, folks. I've also tried to address the (truly confusing) use of the word grants across the plan. See here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_budget#Wikimedia_Grants_budget Cheers, Asaf On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: On 1 August

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-01 Thread Tilman Bayer
Forwarding, as this doesn't yet seem to have made it through from the Announce list (possibly because of the HTML content; but trying anyway. The message can also be read at http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaannounce-l/2012-August/000450.html ). -- Forwarded message

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-01 Thread Samuel Klein
There has been discussion about this in the past. To second Philippe's comment: A uniform process makes sense. In practice, most of the advocacy or policy positions of the WMF have for years taken the form of amicus briefs. And positions the WMF takes on behalf of promoting, preserving, or