[Wikimedia-l] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread Dario Taraborelli
“[R]ecent revisions of an article can be peeled off to reveal older layers, which are still meaningful for historians. Even graffiti applied by vandals can by its sheer informality convey meaningful information, just like historians learned a lot from graffiti on walls of classic Pompei. Likewise

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Albania

2019-02-06 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
I guess... probably one include also the majority of Kosovo, Albanian-speaking regions of Greece, P.Y.R.O.M./North Macedonia and maybe even Southern Italy and the other one is just centered on Albania as a state. This is not the same scenario as Brazil (not sure if, partially, also Greece)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Analytics] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread Pine W
Thanks for your work, Erik. I hope that we will see you in the future. This is the first time that I can recall hearing about a person retiring from WMF. Volunteer retirements and semi-retirements happen regularly, and the reasons that I hear for those retirements are often sad. It's nice to hear

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Albania

2019-02-06 Thread Philip Kopetzky
Just to close off this thread, there seemingly is no plan and others are left to deal with the fallout of this decision. On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at 08:23, Paulo Santos Perneta wrote: > Hi Kirill, > > I join Philip and Mardetanha on their concerns and questions. Having > followed closely the Brazil

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Analytics] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread effe iets anders
I have always enjoyed Erik's insightful input - especially the insights that people don't like to hear at first. I trust that much more of that is to come in the future, so I'm not ready to say farewells :). I wouldn't be able to accurately summarize it anyway. Erik, I hope that you'll find a lot

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Analytics] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread Brad Patrick
Erik: From the early days until now, your quiet leadership and excellence have been a great credit to the organization and most importantly, your leadership by example has been an inspiration to untold numbers of people. But, actually, it’s not untold numbers because of your work! You tell it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Analytics] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread Leila Zia
Erik, It's been an incredible honor to work with you as a colleague and a volunteer. Thank you for the stats and all the conversations about categories, topics, languages, ..., but even more so for showing me the path and the purpose, time after time. I will dearly miss you in Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why We Read Wikipedia in your language

2019-02-06 Thread Leila Zia
Hi all, Update time. Given that this is a long email: there is an action item in the 5th bullet point below for the language communities who want to participate in the next iteration of the study. If you are interested to have your language included in the study, we need a response by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Analytics] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread Christian Aistleitner via Wikimedia-l
Hi Erik, Thank you for your work! When I first came across Wikistats, it completely blew my mind. Such a huge collection of raw data turned into digestible information. It's amazing, stunning, and above all: enlightening. I've spent countless hours digging through Wikistats in awe. But besides

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi Erik, When I saw the Wikistats the very first time in mid 2000 (?) I was very impressed. After meeting with Erik, I respected the project and him even more. The impact of the Wikistats to researchers and students around the world, but also to the open data movement in general, has been

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Like so many others, I was blown away by wikistats. I can’t begin to count the number of times I turned to it in my years at the WMF. And it goes without saying that Erik was an exemplary colleague, and a true gentleman. Enjoy your well earned retirement. Philippe On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 9:27