Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to get help (an essay)

2016-05-18 Thread Samuel Klein
I really appreciate your sharing this (last winter and now). Kindness is indeed a higher calling, and tightly bound to sharing & protecting the rights and opportunities of others. Sj On May 18, 2016 14:21, "Jake Orlowitz" wrote: Hi, In light of yesterday's public call for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to get help (an essay)

2016-05-18 Thread Anna Stillwell
:) /a On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 11:59 AM, Samuel Klein wrote: > I really appreciate your sharing this (last winter and now). Kindness is > indeed a higher calling, and tightly bound to sharing & protecting the > rights and opportunities of others. Sj > On May 18, 2016 14:21,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to get help (an essay)

2016-05-18 Thread Pine W
Thank you, Jake. I have yet to meet a perfect human who never never needed support from others. (A small number of people act like they are self-made successes, and those people can be destructive in their own ways.) Much better to ask for help than to drown alone. I think that we'll always have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to get help (an essay)

2016-05-18 Thread Jane Darnell
Wow Jake, that is an amazing story, thanks for sharing. I just watched a Dutch version of this #chicagogirl documentary last week: http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/chicagogirl-hashtag-activism-syria-interview/ It struck me that doing this was pretty crazy, but who knew it had been done

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The end

2016-05-18 Thread David Gerard
On 17 May 2016 at 13:44, Chris Sherlock wrote: > I've just been blocked forever. I've been bullied, and I'm having suicidal > thoughts. Followup: Chris is fine :-) All is well. He's quite touched at how many people rallied around to help him. Mostly he's a bit

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing Rapid Grants

2016-05-18 Thread ido ivri
Awesome news, Alex! The rapid grants site is very welcoming and the information is very clear. I especially appreciated the "learn" page with the guidelines, and I do think the forum is a good idea that should definitely be explored. Going forward, it'll be a good idea to translate guidelines,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing Rapid Grants

2016-05-18 Thread Alex Wang
Hi Ido, Thanks for exploring the new program! Yes, we definitely plan to have the pages translated. We want to see if there will be any substantial edits to the content during this first phase before we do a big translation campaign in August. Cheers, Alex On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 2:30 AM, ido

[Wikimedia-l] How to get help (an essay)

2016-05-18 Thread Jake Orlowitz
Hi, In light of yesterday's public call for help from one of our editors, I'd like to share something I wrote last winter. It's called, Journey of a Wikipedian. https://medium.com/@jakeorlowitz/journey-of-a-wikipedian-c2890e3a8d0c#.o2hypa43i