[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost – Volume 15, Issue 1 – 31 January 2019

2019-01-31 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
Op-ed: Random Rewards Rejected http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2019-01-31/Op-ed In focus: The Collective Consciousness of Admin Userpages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2019-01-31/In_focus News and notes: WMF staff turntable continues to spin;

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2019-01-31 Thread Pine W
Hi Alex, per Dan's suggestion that I provide a reminder of the original question, here is a reminder of part of what I wrote previously at https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-September/091113.html . "I think that it would be helpful to have a big picture understanding of the

[Wikimedia-l] Annual Report 2018: Wikimedia Community of Republic of Srpska

2019-01-31 Thread WМ RepublikaSrpska
Hi all, I'm glad we can share our annual report with you. The English version is available on *Wikimedia_user_groups/Reports/Wikimedians_of_Republic_of_Srpska/Annual_2018 .* Your

[Wikimedia-l] Lisa Lewin joining Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2019-01-31 Thread María Sefidari
Dear all, I am very happy to share news with you of our latest appointment to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Please join me in welcoming Lisa Lewin as our newest Trustee! Lisa Lewin is Managing Partner at Ethical Ventures, a New York City based management consulting firm. She has

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Lisa Lewin joining Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2019-01-31 Thread María Sefidari
Dear all, I am very happy to share news with you of our latest appointment to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Please join me in welcoming Lisa Lewin as our newest Trustee! Lisa Lewin is Managing Partner at Ethical Ventures, a New York City based management consulting firm. She has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to educate participants of an edit-a-thon so it sticks?

2019-01-31 Thread വിശ്വപ്രഭ
What we try to do in Malayalam community generally: 1. We have a Wikipedia / Wikimedia Handbook (some 80 pages in Malayalam language format: sub-A4 Ref: http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:HB ) that was compiled a few years ago. By now, it's somewhat outdated particularly because it doesn't touch the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to educate participants of an edit-a-thon so it sticks?

2019-01-31 Thread Peter Southwood
Good idea, I will watch for good hints. Cheers, P -Original Message- From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Romaine Wiki Sent: 31 January 2019 16:20 To: Wikimedia Subject: [Wikimedia-l] How to educate participants of an edit-a-thon so it sticks?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2019-01-31 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
It may be helpful if you repeat the specific question you're asking. Right now from your email I don't know what your question is other than asking what the "strategy for conferences" is, which is so open and vague as to be basically unanswerable. I think you have perhaps made your question

[Wikimedia-l] How to educate participants of an edit-a-thon so it sticks?

2019-01-31 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, A few days ago we organised an edit-a-thon in what we had participants write about important women. With most edit-a-thon we start with a group of people that know Wikipedia, but are fully new to editing on Wikipedia. We usually start with an introduction, which includes telling about:

[Wikimedia-l] Wikidata used by other then Wikipedia

2019-01-31 Thread Anders Wennersten
We are now experiencing a couple of cases where third party uses data from Wikidata to create user interface of  data from it without any use of Wikipedia, to support their own systems. One is a genealogy website, who use Wikidata to present where parish having genealogy records can be found

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata used by other then Wikipedia

2019-01-31 Thread Samuel Klein
Hah! Which genealogy site is it? A page on WD that compiles these (and uses that don't use the API but use bulk data) would be lovely. On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 10:45 AM Anders Wennersten wrote: > We are now experiencing a couple of cases where third party uses data > from Wikidata to create