Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Resource Center

2017-01-25 Thread NC Hasive
Like it! Hope it helps all Wikimedian to know any kind of resourceful information. -Hasive WMBD On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:53 PM, Maria Cruz wrote: > Hi all, > > As we have stated in our annual plan [1], “currently, community members > must search many pages and places to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Tim Landscheidt
Anna Stillwell wrote: > […] > I also hear that the pause on the interactive work is temporary. I’ve heard > them request time. I am comfortable granting that request, but no one is > required to agree with me. They’ve also said that the person with the most >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread James Heilman
Agree with Tim, one would image that a fair bit of thought would have gone into a decision such as this. That it would have occurred over multiple meetings with substantial input from various parts of the organization. I think it is reasonable to give the WMF some time to comment on this further.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment Kick-Off

2017-01-25 Thread Nataliia Tymkiv
Hello! Thank you for the question, Lodewijk. The Board Elections Committee kickoff meeting is planned for January 31st, and I hope the discussion about how the two processes can support each other would be on the table as soon as the Committee will determine its own timeline for the process.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Anna Stillwell
Hey DJ These seem like reasonable concerns and I am glad you and others are raising them. I hope you continue to do so. We’re all getting better at working together and it is clear that the foundation has made mistakes in the past, so it is right and good to hold us accountable. I mean that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Pete Forsyth
Anna, Your points are valid and well taken. If I may summarize what I think I heard, it's basically: "Getting things right can be hard, and if full preparations weren't made ahead of time, thorough answers may not be readily available. Be compassionate/patient." Is that about right? If so, I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Anna Stillwell
You make substantive points, Tim. Thank you. "An employee should not experience their time off as a period where his [her/they] work load is just temporarily buffered until his [her/they] return, but where colleagues will step in and take care of business." I take this point seriously and don't

[Wikimedia-l] Research on ways to reduce minority/gender gap in Wikipedia

2017-01-25 Thread Leila Zia
Hi all, From time to time, we have a chance in WMF Research to start a research collaboration with researchers in academia/industry. In this case, we may have an opportunity to form a research collaboration to spend some of our attention on minority/gender gap issues on Wikipedia [1]. There is a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Pete Forsyth
On 01/25/2017 09:52 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote: Got it. (I add color so I can see. I think I need better glasses. Sad!). :) I was just asking whether you thought it was reasonable to give them the time that they asked for. It wasn't a governance question, or a discussion about authority. I was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Anna Stillwell
Hey Kelly, Nice to hear from you. Glad you've chimed in. I know a lot of people on this team. They have all seemed reasonable to me in addition to being well intentioned. They're competent people. My bet is that they have this handled, but there's a lag in communication time for some reason and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Anna Stillwell
Pine, > > This email is probably a little harsher than I would like it to sound. I > admit to being frustrated -- not so much about this particular case, but > the general situation of the very mixed levels of WMF staff responsiveness > to requests for information. > Heard. I'll be ready to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Pete Forsyth
Anna, I've now read what you quoted for a third time, and can confirm I did understand, and agree with, what you said. I'm sorry my summary was inadequate, and may have made it seem otherwise. As for planning, I am not making assumptions, but perhaps interpreting differently from you. I'm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Anna Stillwell
On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 9:14 PM, Pete Forsyth wrote: > Anna, > > I've now read what you quoted for a third time, and can confirm I did > understand, and agree with, what you said. I'm sorry my summary was > inadequate, and may have made it seem otherwise. > > As for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Pine W
Thanks for the summary, Chris. Communications problems with WMF are a sore spot for me, as I've suffered through a number of them. Despite years of talking about improving communication, I've seen mixed results to date. I think that the community liaisons have been valuable, but there is still

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Kelly Battles
Anna thank you so much for handling all of this. You do a great job and I am very appreciative of that... > On Jan 25, 2017, at 3:53 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote: > > You make substantive points, Tim. Thank you. > > "An employee should not experience their time off as a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Chris Koerner
Today marks my 1 year anniversary with the WMF. What a ride it's been! A little clarification, or a timeline if you will. Work on Interactive was led by very energetic and talented technical folks for a good chunk of time with out a lot structure around the work. Then, about a quarter ago, the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Anna Stillwell
On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 4:53 PM, Pete Forsyth wrote: > Anna, > Pete, > > Your points are valid and well taken. If I may summarize what I think I > heard, it's basically: "Getting things right can be hard, and if full > preparations weren't made ahead of time, thorough

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Lane Rasberry
Hello, I have just been informed that Yuri is no longer with the WMF. I was not aware. I think he might have left within the past 10 days, or perhaps I am just way out of touch. Whatever the case - that is all the more reason to seize the moment! Brilliant people come and go in the wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-25 Thread Lane Rasberry
Hello, I do not know the situation with the Interactive Team but among other things, there is a wiki community request for better communication about projects. I would like to share something positive that already happens, and which is an opportunity for better communication going forward. I