Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Update from the Wikimedia Performance Team

2015-12-08 Thread Quim Gil
On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 11:27 PM, Gilles Dubuc wrote: > We now test one page using real 3G connections (from San Francisco and > Bangalore) and test other pages using the following physical devices: > iPhone 6, iPad mini 2 and Moto G. Applause! Still in desktop, what is the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update from the Wikimedia Performance Team

2015-12-08 Thread rupert THURNER
I appreciate a ton what you guys achieve, many thanks!! Rupert On Dec 7, 2015 23:28, "Gilles Dubuc" wrote: > Hello, > > This is the monthly report from the Wikimedia Performance team. > > ## Our progress ## > > * Availability. We've done a major overhaul of the ObjectCache

[Wikimedia-l] Agenda for the December 9, 2015 Board

2015-12-08 Thread James Heilman
Yes meeting was scheduled during our last board meeting. -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine www.opentextbookofmedicine.com As of July 2015 I am a board member of the Wikimedia Foundation My emails; however, do not represent the official position of

[Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Milos Rancic
We are. It's not about particular thread on this list, it's about our existence. Initially I thought it's because the level of our responsibility, but eventually I've realized we are simply boring and nobody bothers about that. Our meetings and conferences look like the meetings of a regional

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Anders Wennersten
Do you imply boring is a bad thing? In a world more and more focusing on show and 10 seconds fame, I am proud and glad to be part of another type of society, where truth, reflection and serious discussions are at focus Donald Trump is one of the least boring people just now, but I would be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Jane Darnell
I wouldn't object to more Australians spread around the Wikiverse, and they are always welcome in the Netherlands On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Gnangarra wrote: > maybe the movement needs to get a few more Australians around events to > liven things up, as its never

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Gnangarra
maybe the movement needs to get a few more Australians around events to liven things up, as its never boring here... we'll even bring drop bears and other furry creatures to keep people on their toes  On 8 December 2015 at 21:47, Anders Wennersten

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2015-12-08 17:57, Andreas Kolbe wrote: I like that post, Milos. :) The other day someone suggested to me in a chat Wikipedia should have a function like Skype, or IM, so people could chat about stuff privately. I think it's a great idea. (Obviously you would have to make it so people can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2015-12-08 17:39, Sebastian Moleski wrote: On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 1:47 PM, Anders Wennersten wrote: Indeed, I would agree with Milos here. I'd like for many of our events to become more approachable by and relatable to the non-nerdy general public. We've built

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Andreas Kolbe
I like that post, Milos. :) Frankly I think this is also one of the main reasons why women are not particularly attracted to Wikipedia. There would have to be much more gregariousness and socialising for that to happen (the percentage of women at the movement's social events is always

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Sebastian Moleski
On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 1:47 PM, Anders Wennersten wrote: > Do you imply boring is a bad thing? > > In a world more and more focusing on show and 10 seconds fame, I am proud > and glad to be part of another type of society, where truth, reflection and > serious

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread
On 8 December 2015 at 13:36, Milos Rancic wrote: ... > Our meetings and conferences look like the meetings of a regional branch of > German Social Democratic Party at the best. In regular occasions they are > more like the meetings of a village cell of a communist party from an

[Wikimedia-l] Ombudsman Committee - Call for Applications

2015-12-08 Thread Patrick Earley
Hello all, As the end of the year approaches, the Ombudsman Committee seeks new members. This commission works on all Wikimedia projects to investigate complaints about violations of the privacy policy, especially in use of CheckUser tools [1], and to mediate between the complaining party and the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ombudsman Committee - Call for Applications

2015-12-08 Thread Patrick Earley
Small correction - my email is pear...@wikimedia.org, not pearley@wikimedia as posted. Apologies, On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Patrick Earley wrote: > Hello all, > > As the end of the year approaches, the Ombudsman Committee seeks new > members. This commission works

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Carlos Colina (Maor_X)
WellIberocoopians always have fun ;-) Sent from my HTC - Reply message - From: "Milos Rancic" To: "Wikimedia Mailing List" Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring? Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 3:36 PM We are. It's not about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Pine W
I think the term that I would use is "serious". Of course we're serious about the quality of our product. However that can involve plenty of stress and burn-out. We deal with a lot of serious issues: conflicts of interest, harassment, finances, legal compliance, reliability, privacy, safety, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Risker
I confess. I have used many adjectives to describe Wikimedians over the years, but "boring" has never been one of them. Risker/Anne On 8 December 2015 at 14:20, Carlos Colina (Maor_X) wrote: > WellIberocoopians always have fun ;-) > > Sent from my HTC > > -

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2016 scholarship applications open

2015-12-08 Thread DerHexer
Hi all,Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2016 which is being held in Esino Lario, Italy on June 22–27, 2016 are now being accepted. Applications are open until Saturday, January 09 2016 23:59 UTC.Applicants will be able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 scholarship applications open

2015-12-08 Thread DerHexer
Your client formatted them automatically, what many other clients don't. Have a look at the original mails:https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimania-l/2015-December/007113.html https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimania-l/2015-December/007114.html

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Agenda for the December 9, 2015 Board Meeting

2015-12-08 Thread Alice Wiegand
Hi Lodewijk, yes, it is. The Board is bridging the time between in-person-meetings since 2014 with monthly hangout meetings. We started with a bimonthly rhythm after Wikimania in Mexico City and decided to have monthly meetings again at our meeting in November in San Francisco. Alice. On Tue,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread rupert THURNER
was it fun? On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:56 PM, Mardetanha wrote: > I also concur that best part of wikimania is get to know other wikimedians > and fascinating stories , but nevertheless the workshops are also very > useful. in each wikimania we enjoy both. I learnt a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 scholarship applications open

2015-12-08 Thread Mardetanha
​for me they are normal too Mardetanha On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 4:30 AM, Leon Liesener wrote: > May I ask what the issue is? All three mails look completely normal to me. > > Regards, > Leon > > Op 8 dec. 2015 om 22:32 heeft Martin Rulsch het

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Chris Keating
Most Wikimedians are very interesting people. However Milos has hit the nail on the head when he says the most interesting things happening at Wikimedia events are 1-1 conversations. In my view we don't have a "personality" problem (and if we did, we couldn't fix it). What we have, at least in

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2016 scholarship applications open

2015-12-08 Thread Martin Rulsch
Thanks again, Dan Garry, for pointing me on this again-ill formatted mail. Cheers, Martin Hi all, Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2016 which is being held in Esino Lario, Italy on June 22–27, 2016 are now being accepted. Applications are open until Saturday, January 09 2016 23:59 UTC.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Mardetanha
I also concur that best part of wikimania is get to know other wikimedians and fascinating stories , but nevertheless the workshops are also very useful. in each wikimania we enjoy both. I learnt a lot from them all. Mardetanha On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 12:51 AM, Chris Keating