Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-27 Thread Pax Ahimsa Gethen
Without weighing in on the specific's of Mitar's case, I think this is a good suggestion. I created my first Wikipedia article in 2009, after I'd been registered on the site for a few months but only had a few edits to my name. My article was on a living musician/composer, and was, rightfully

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Governance Committee update

2016-06-27 Thread Samuel Klein
On Jun 28, 2016 00:42, "MZMcBride" wrote: > > Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > >this is an update on the work of the Board Governance Committee over the > >last months that some of you have requested. > > > >[...] > > Thank you for this update! Warmly seconded. Following up on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-27 Thread Kevin Smith
I'm an infrequent editor. Naively, I don't understand: 1. Why the author's attempt at a discussion/clarification was ignored 2. Given point #1, why this was deleted *so* quickly, when it was merely "insignificant", and not actively harmful (e.g. copyright violation) 3. Given point #1, why the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board appointment of Executive Director

2016-06-27 Thread Christophe Henner
Hi everyone, On top of the formal announcement, I’d like to share a few personal thoughts. Katherine Maher has been interim ED of the Wikimedia Foundation since March. In the past few months, we’ve had the pleasure to witness her ability to provide healthy leadership to Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-27 Thread Brill Lyle
Saw this on the latest issue of Tech News ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2016/26). Thought it might be interest as it's directly related to this thread. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Edit_Review_Improvements see also: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/edit-review-improvements/

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-27 Thread Mitar
Hi! Ehm, that looks great, but I have no idea what a project is and how to I join? The talk page on the Edit_Review_Improvements has just some suggestions? How is communication being done here? Sorry if this is obvious. Mitar On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:51 AM, Brill Lyle

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-27 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
Brill Lyle писал 2016-06-27 04:24: That said, it's down to the quality of the first draft. In this instance, the draft, in my opinion, did a disservice to the subject. Although there were good citations, the content of the page was not strong enough or well developed enough to reflect what

[Wikimedia-l] Wikiobject - Project Proposal

2016-06-27 Thread Quico Prol
Hi, how about a wikipedia about objects? Instead of generic articles of , for example, "Ballpoint pen" or "Bic cristal" it would be "Ballpoint pen Bic cristal 2014" Doing these for millions of objects would allow people to have an open, free, universal and central place to refer specific