Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
James, As is fairly typical with your proposals, most of the proposals in the survey (free healthcare, universal basic income, etc.) have very little to do with the Foundation's mission. If you're going to do a survey, I suggest actually connecting it to the Foundation's mission, although sadly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Risker
I regret to say that I feel James has abused this forum once again for his own personal agenda, much of which is unrelated even indirectly to the WMF or the Wikimedia movement. Further, I feel that he has done so in a way that is deceptive to members of this mailing list, and that his actions are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Benjamin Ikuta
I also assumed that, and was quite concerned. > On Jan 16, 2019, at 1:22 AM, Kevin Payravi wrote: > > I've heard confusion from a couple folks and want to make sure it's clear > here that this survey is coming from you as an individual, Jim, and has no > origination or coordination with

[Wikimedia-l] #1Lib1Ref kicks off Tuesday...Give Wikipedia the 18th birthday gift of a citation

2019-01-16 Thread Jake Orlowitz
Dear Librarians and Library Lovers, #1Lib1Ref begins Tuesday January 15th! Imagine a world in which every librarian added 1 more reference to Wikipedia... Check out the new campaign homepage at *http://1lib1ref.org* . We’ve added new resources for both editing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread James Salsman
On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:23 AM Kevin Payravi wrote: > > I've heard confusion from a couple folks and want to make sure it's clear > here that this survey is coming from you as an individual, Jim, and has no > origination or coordination with the Foundation - correct? Yes, the survey is just

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Lane Rasberry
Risker raises the point of moderating research requests. I do not want to comment on this survey in particular, but in general, many researchers target the wiki community continually. We do not have community capacity to endlessly complete surveys, and I would like survey moderation. Access to

[Wikimedia-l] Status update about improvements to Special:Block with partial blocks

2019-01-16 Thread Sydney Poore
Hello all, In 2019, Wikimedia Foundation Anti-Harassment Tools team is continuing to make improvements to Special:Block with the addition of the ability to set a Partial block .

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status update about improvements to Special:Blockwith partial blocks

2019-01-16 Thread 80hnhtv4agou--- via Wikimedia-l
what about administrators that abuse these tools.   From: Sydney Poore Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:04 PM To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Status update about improvements to Special:Blockwith partial blocks   Hello all, In 2019, Wikimedia Foundation Anti-Harassment

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] Wednesday, January 16 at 11:30 AM PST, 19:30 UTC

2019-01-16 Thread Janna Layton
Reminder that this event is starting in about 30 minutes! YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc51jE_KNTc As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. This month's presentation: *Understanding participation in Wikipedia: Studies on the relationship between

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Pete Forsyth
+1 to what Lane says. I will not comment here on whether or not a specific user should be removed from the list, but I do feel that a survey like this one should not be sent to this list, especially from only one person without any apparent peer vetting etc. I would generally support

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Benjamin Lees
On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:48 PM Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, > I am troubled with the ease doubt is raised about people contributing to > this mailing list/ our community/ our projects. This is a mailing list that > has the option of moderation. That is already in itself a sure way of > driving

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Alex Power
Presumably a large majority of people didn't bother to respond to the survey. If you want to continue running surveys pushing your personal agenda until everyone except your fan-club ignores you and you get the results you want, I can't stop you, I can merely castigate you and recommend that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread James Salsman
The "agenda" is shared by a majority of the survey respondents so far. Why are these questions so offensive to the vocal minority who have demanded that they not be discussed? Many nonprofit organizations depending on volunteer labor advocates for social changes in support of those volunteers,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Benjamin Ikuta
I'll admit I was initially deceived by his initial message. > On Jan 16, 2019, at 10:05 AM, Risker wrote: > > I regret to say that I feel James has abused this forum once again for his > own personal agenda, much of which is unrelated even indirectly to the WMF > or the Wikimedia movement.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, I am troubled with the ease doubt is raised about people contributing to this mailing list/ our community/ our projects. This is a mailing list that has the option of moderation. That is already in itself a sure way of driving people away. However, it is not the same as going whole hog and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 18:27, James Salsman wrote: > The "agenda" is shared by a majority of the survey respondents so far. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-selection_bias -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status update about improvements to Special:Blockwith partial blocks

2019-01-16 Thread Asaf Bartov
This is one of your list moderators speaking. "80hnhtv4agou" -- I am cautioning you against hijacking this thread to discuss your current conflict. Your question can be construed to be general enough for Sydney to usefully answer for your and others' information. But please do not pursue your

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Black Lunch Table Wikimedians

2019-01-16 Thread Kirill Lokshin
Hi everyone! I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized [1] the Black Lunch Table Wikimedians [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to increase the reach, connection with communities, and presence of Wikimedia especially as it pertains to gaps in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Amir Sarabadani
On Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 19:48 James Salsman wrote: > The "agenda" is shared by a majority of the survey respondents so far. You just disclosed results of the survey before it ends, meaning people who fill out the survey are biased on what majority thinks and vote under peer pressure.

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Peru User Group

2019-01-16 Thread Kirill Lokshin
Hi everyone! I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized [1] the Wikimedians of Peru User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to serve as a connection between the various Wikimedia projects and the people of Peru, and to support the organization of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Kevin Payravi
I've heard confusion from a couple folks and want to make sure it's clear here that this survey is coming from you as an individual, Jim, and has no origination or coordination with the Foundation - correct? Thanks, Kevin On Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 8:21 PM James Salsman Happy 18th birthday to