[Wikimedia-l] Wikidata post-election updating toolkit

2019-01-25 Thread Edward Saperia
Interesting project: "Wikidata now has up-to-date and consistent data on political position holders in current national legislatures for at least 39 countries , thanks to work by volunteer community members on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bounties…

2019-01-25 Thread Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga
In the Basque wikipedia we are doing monthly contests on different topics, and some of them are focused on quality (i.e. adding references and images). There are some prices every month, usually books or thing related to technology. And people usually like to participate for the fun, and for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bounties…

2019-01-25 Thread John Erling Blad
I was thinking about actually bounties, like in bug bounties from larger software vendors. We have some "bugs", like spellchecking, which is pretty easy to quantify, and that can be done as part of bounties with cash. Yes, the ugly word, paid editing! OMG! But quite frankly, why should we not? ¢1

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bounties…

2019-01-25 Thread John Erling Blad
I believe this kind of statement ("at the moment paid editing is universally regarded very negatively in virtually all projects") hurt the movement more than anything else for the moment, as it blocks progress on a lot of important fields without any real arguments to back it up. It is the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bounties…

2019-01-25 Thread Yaroslav Blanter
Whatever the reasoning is, I think we should accept that at the moment paid editing is universally regarded very negatively in virtually all projects. Non-monetary prizes for competitions may or may not be ok, everything else is most likely not considered to be ok even if does not explicitly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bounties…

2019-01-25 Thread geni
On Fri, 25 Jan 2019 at 16:07, John Erling Blad wrote: > > I was thinking about actually bounties, like in bug bounties from > larger software vendors. We have some "bugs", like spellchecking, > which is pretty easy to quantify, and that can be done as part of > bounties with cash. Yes, the ugly