Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q1 Fundraising Update

2015-10-29 Thread Lisa Gruwell
Sure, Pine. I am happy offer some thoughts: The two main challenges for the online fundraising team are the decrease in page views in the countries where we raise the most funds and the shift from desktop to mobile, where the donation rate and the donation size are much smaller. In response to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q1 Fundraising Update

2015-10-29 Thread Pine W
Thanks for following up. Regarding the topline number: given the issues that happened with the 2015-2016 WMF annual plan, I am wondering if WMF Finance can start planning early for 2016-2017 around with the following goals. These are some brainstorms, other people may want to add their own

[Wikimedia-l] Board Recruiting Update

2015-10-29 Thread Boryana Dineva
Hello everyone, I wanted to share an update on the new board members search. The search is progressing well. We asked for and received nominations from the board of trustees, the advisory board, WMF staff, the WMF executive team, and the community, with a total poll exceeding 70 candidates. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Recruiting Update

2015-10-29 Thread Gregory Varnum
Thank you for your work on this important process and the update. -greg (User:Varnent) > On Oct 29, 2015, at 2:10 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote: > > Well done. A solid process and great communication. > Thank you. > /a > > On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 10:55 AM, Boryana Dineva

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Recruiting Update

2015-10-29 Thread Anna Stillwell
Well done. A solid process and great communication. Thank you. /a On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 10:55 AM, Boryana Dineva wrote: > Hello everyone, > > I wanted to share an update on the new board members search. > > The search is progressing well. We asked for and received

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Raymond Leonard
Often I see or make additions to articles & then see hidden categories like Official Website not in Wikidata or Coordinates not in Wikidata, or the Authority Control data is in Wikidata but it has an LCCN parameter added in the template in Wikipedia. Are there any semi-automated tools that would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
That is comparing it with wrong examples that are not relevant here. On Wikipedia we have the guideline that articles an categories should be added to Wikidata, that originates back to the phase that only manual interwikis existed. And we have already received complaints why users do not get a

[Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, I think it is time for the next step in the Wikidata development: a better integration in Wikipedia and her sisterprojects. Every day thousands of articles are created, and many of those are not added to Wikidata, even while often an item about this subject exists. Users forget to add a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Happy 3rd Birthday, Wikidata!

2015-10-29 Thread Redon Skikuli
Happy Birthday Wikidata, from the growing Albanian community! *---* *Redon Skikuli* *e-mail: **re...@skikuli.com * *web: **www.skikuli.com * On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 12:29 AM, Lydia Pintscher < lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote: > Hey everyone :) >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Risker
Whatever happened to "Wikipedia, the encyclopedia anyone can edit"? This is adding a layer of complexity and expectation that I don't really feel comfortable with. We don't expect people to add images to Commons when they write an article. We don't expect people to include definitions in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Risker
This is where I disagree with you, Romaine. I do believe my examples are exactly right. We do not expect anyone to add information to any other project when they create content on the project of their choice. We have a hard enough time recruiting contributors to any of our projects now, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Leila Zia
Hi Risker, On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM, Risker wrote: > We do not expect anyone to add information to any other > project when they create content on the project of their choice. I'm thinking the Insert Media option in VE: there, we are giving the editor the option to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia - 3D Logo for printing

2015-10-29 Thread Guillaume Paumier
Hello Rodrigo, On 29 October 2015 at 13:12, Rodrigo Padula wrote: > > Where can I find the source files of the 3d logo printed for the WMF offices? > > I'm planning a photo exhibition here in Brasil for WLE and WLM and I would > like to have that logo printed for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Todd Allen
If you've had some users requesting such a feature, could it perhaps be added as an opt-in preference setting? I'd be very annoyed by such a feature if it couldn't be disabled, and many might just be confused by it. On Oct 29, 2015 2:08 PM, "Romaine Wiki" wrote: > That is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Raymond Leonard
I am going to suggest something, but I have no idea of the development that it will take. Currently Visual Editor has Template forms. If Template data that has been inputted into a form can be directed to be stored automatically in Wikidata instead of Wikipedia, & that data is then pulled back

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia - 3D Logo for printing

2015-10-29 Thread Pine W
Hi Rodrigo, If you're referring to the large puzzle ball, you'll probably want to talk to Trademarks (cc'd here). You'll probably need a license from them, and they may know how to connect you with the specific source files that you want. Pine On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 1:12 PM, Rodrigo Padula <

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread WereSpielChequers
Hi Romaine, Having bots that list tasks that need doing is a great way to get things done. But you need to think carefully who you target this work at. We do have bots that tell editors when they've linked an article to a disambiguation page, there is some logic in that as the person who added

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Magnus Manske
I think it might just be a question of phrasing, actually. "Check if your new topic already exists in other languages, and connect it to those! Or [click here] to start a new Wikidata item for your article, so other language editions of Wikipedia can find it more easily!" For Wikipedians, the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia - 3D Logo for printing

2015-10-29 Thread Jan Ainali
2015-10-29 22:15 GMT+01:00 Guillaume Paumier : > Hello Rodrigo, > > On 29 October 2015 at 13:12, Rodrigo Padula > wrote: > > > > Where can I find the source files of the 3d logo printed for the WMF > offices? > > > > I'm planning a

[Wikimedia-l] Enc: Re: Wikipedia - 3D Logo for printing

2015-10-29 Thread Rodrigo Padula
Thanks Pine, I will talk to the trademarks team about what I have in mind. I was wondering to print the logo in the same way of the logo fixed on the WMF Office walls. Best regards Rodrigo Padula Coordenador de Projetos Grupo Wikimedia Brasileiro de Educação e Pesquisa

[Wikimedia-l] Enc: Re: Wikipedia - 3D Logo for printing

2015-10-29 Thread Rodrigo Padula
Hello Guillaume, I will download the file to evaluate what we can do here! Thanks for your help. Regards from Brasil! Rodrigo Padula Coordenador de Projetos Grupo Wikimedia Brasileiro de Educação e Pesquisa http://www.wikimedia.org.br 21 99326-0558 Em Qui, 29 Out 2015 19:15:49 -0200

[Wikimedia-l] Enc: Re: Wikipedia - 3D Logo for printing

2015-10-29 Thread Rodrigo Padula
Jan, that is not clear for me as well, probably the trademarks team can clarify it for us. Rodrigo Padula Coordenador de Projetos Grupo Wikimedia Brasileiro de Educação e Pesquisa http://www.wikimedia.org.br 21 99326-0558 Em Qui, 29 Out 2015 20:21:21 -0200 Jan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Gnangarra
While I agree that there is a necessity to link pages through Wikidata I'm with Risker such a message would itself become a barrier to the creation of content, we have enough of those already. We are forgetting that the people doing the edits do so as volunteers not paid employees, they do so for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q1 Fundraising Update

2015-10-29 Thread Pine W
Fundraising folks, can we get an update in response to the concerns raised in this thread? Thanks, Pine ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions for Digital Age"

2015-10-29 Thread FRED BAUDER
The Harvard data base will be available to anyone after 8 years, and "Under the agreement with Harvard, the entire underlying database, not just limited search results, will be shared with nonprofit organizations and scholars that wish to develop specialized applications." That's us, if we can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Yes, exactly. :-) 2015-10-29 23:22 GMT+01:00 Magnus Manske : > I think it might just be a question of phrasing, actually. > > "Check if your new topic already exists in other languages, and connect it > to those! > Or [click here] to start a new Wikidata item for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi, We have tried it, but didn't work as in a small community this isn't doable. Romaine 2015-10-29 21:59 GMT+01:00 WereSpielChequers : > Hi Romaine, > > Having bots that list tasks that need doing is a great way to get things > done. But you need to think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q1 Fundraising Update

2015-10-29 Thread Andreas Kolbe
On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 4:56 PM, Lisa Gruwell wrote: > So, we have drilled down on this more in our research to better > understand what our readers think on this topic. We should have more to > share on that in a week or two. > What readers think about this topic will