Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of new Affiliations Committee advisors

2017-04-05 Thread Isla Haddow-Flood
Brilliant news!! The best of the best! On 4 April 2017 at 21:26, Anna Torres wrote: > Congrats to all the new advisors!!! :) > > 2017-04-04 16:13 GMT-03:00 Michał Buczyński : > > > Let me join the best wishes and write it is great to see you three > around,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-05 Thread Pax Ahimsa Gethen
I definitely support using gender-neutral language wherever possible, especially since I'm agender and prefer being addressed with "singular they" pronouns. I'll support your proposal on Commons. - Pax aka Funcrunch On 4/5/17 5:54 AM, Amir E. Aharoni wrote: Writing should, indeed, be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-05 Thread Gordon Joly
On 05/04/17 11:52, Fæ wrote: > * > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Defaulting_to_gender_neutral_language_in_the_Commons_namespace > Should have been common practice years ago. IMHO, El Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

[Wikimedia-l] "News Integrity Initiative" at CUNY

2017-04-05 Thread wiki.pine
FYI:  https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/04/04/new-nonprofit-consortium-will-focus-countering-fake-news-building-trust-media/ Involved parties include some names that will be familiar to Wikimedians and WMFers: "AppNexus, Betaworks, Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, Democracy Fund, Ford

[Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-05 Thread
* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Defaulting_to_gender_neutral_language_in_the_Commons_namespace Hi, One of the unplanned outcomes from the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, was that the various discussions over /feeling/ more welcoming in our language presumptions for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-05 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
Writing should, indeed, be gender-neutral when the gender is not known. But when the gender is known, it is possible in MediaWiki software to write messaging according to the indicated gender. Note that in the English grammar it is needed relatively rarely in the first place. It is relevant for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMDE audited financial statements

2017-04-05 Thread Emeric Vallespi
Hello Nicole & everyone, Even if it looks like a formality for an organization like WMDE, congratulations to all your team! It's still hard work to comply and get that. Best, -- Emeric Vallespi Chairman Twitter @evallespi WIKIMEDIA FRANCE Association pour le libre partage de la connaissance