Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
Why isn't it a department of Wikimedia Russia, if apparently it's basically a cell of Wikimedia Russia? It's a curious precedent. Paulo Asaf Bartov escreveu no dia quinta, 3/10/2019 à(s) 20:41: > Ziko: Yes, it is about the major Russian city. And one of its listed > contacts is the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
What about Wikimedia NYC? (I'm not sure of its organizational status) On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 6:03 PM Paulo Santos Perneta wrote: > Wales is a whole country complete with it's own language, I don't believe > it compares with a city UG. > > Paulo > > Andy Mabbett escreveu no dia quinta,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Hello Philip, I was asking the same question - isn't there already a Wikimedia Rossiya - but I guess this is the User Group of Saint Petersburg in Florida (USA), not Sankt Peterburg in Russia. Oh wait... this IS about the city in Russia!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Amanda Keton to the Wikimedia Foundation

2019-10-03 Thread Samuel Klein
Fantastic news. Welcome, Amanda. :) SJ On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 1:07 PM Katherine Maher wrote: > Hi all, > > I know I’ve sent several announcements to this list in recent months > regarding new members of the Wikimedia Foundation’s executive team. Today, > I’m excited to send the last in this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
I don't see a problem with sending several representatives to the Wikimedia Summit, instead of 1, as would be the case if there was only Wikimedia Russia (that would be a Wikimedia Summit problem). But cells of Wikimedia Russia or other national chapters voting for ASBS elections is a different

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Asaf Bartov
Ziko: Yes, it is about the major Russian city. And one of its listed contacts is the longstanding president of Wikimedia Russia itself. Philip: this is not an example of a large country being "split up", since Wikimedia Russia is still around, and was not broken up. It is also not the first

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
Wikimedia NYC is a very different situation, there is not a national chapter in the US, so it's not a cell of anything. Just to clarify: Saint Petersburg eventually could not be a cell, but the way it is presented (to promote Wikimedia RU activities in SP, with same Wikimedia RU people), it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 at 20:45, Paulo Santos Perneta wrote: > Why isn't it a department of Wikimedia Russia, if apparently it's basically > a cell of Wikimedia Russia? > > It's a curious precedent. The precedent was already set, in March 2017, by Wikimedia Community User Group Wales (c/f Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
Wales is a whole country complete with it's own language, I don't believe it compares with a city UG. Paulo Andy Mabbett escreveu no dia quinta, 3/10/2019 à(s) 22:53: > On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 at 20:45, Paulo Santos Perneta > wrote: > > > Why isn't it a department of Wikimedia Russia, if

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread effe iets anders
I would like to note that one of the contacts of this user group is Vladimir Medeyko, the director of Wikimedia Russia. I'm assuming comfortably that this application happened in full coordination with Wikimedia Russia. The question about process is still an interesting one though (what is

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Kirill Lokshin
Hi everyone! I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized [1] the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to unite Wikimedians living in St. Petersburg, to support the development of content on topics related to St.

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Santali Language User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Kirill Lokshin
Hi everyone! I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized [1] the Wikimedians of Santali Language User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to develop content on the Santali Wikipedia, as well as content related to the Santali language, literature and

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedia Stewards User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Kirill Lokshin
Hi everyone! I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized [1] the Wikimedia Stewards User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to coordinate and enable the growth of the steward team and the involvement of stewards in Wikimedia governance; to ensure

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1819 Fundraising Report

2019-10-03 Thread Philip Kopetzky
Thanks Chuck for digging out that old email, it does explain why this isn't done for every country. Chris and Sandra have a point though, because this can't be a legal issue for most European countries for example. In return, the local organisations and communities would benefit from an added

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Huhall] Viola wikipedia

2019-10-03 Thread Antoine Musso
On 01/10/2019 17:46, Samuel Klein wrote: From a Harvard biology list, via my friend Chris: a newly named species of Viola ! /SJ == Forwarded message === Many of you may use Wikipedia. Here is a plant name (*Viola Wikipedia*), which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1819 Fundraising Report

2019-10-03 Thread Sandra Rientjes - Wikimedia Nederland
I agree with Chris. Furthermore: Wikimedia Nederland, like all chapters, puts a lot of effort in raising awareness of and support for the Wikimedia projects. I would really like to know if these efforts 'pay off'. Sandra Rientjes Directeur/Executive Director Wikimedia Nederland tel.(+31)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1819 Fundraising Report

2019-10-03 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Chuck, The reasons the question keeps getting asked is because it was never really answered in the first place. The only good reason I can think of for not publishing country-level data is that there are some countries where that could create risks to the WMF or individuals because they're

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF work environment

2019-10-03 Thread Antoine Musso
On 03/10/2019 12:47, Antoine Musso wrote: [wmf-staff-and-contractors] * https://github.com/thcipriani/wmf-staff-and-contractors [official website] * https://wikimediafoundation.org/role/staff-contractors/ As a follow up, note that this source of data is most probably inaccurate. The website

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF work environment

2019-10-03 Thread Antoine Musso
On 02/10/2019 22:09, Pine W wrote: Hello, Something I am sensing from multiple sources, sometimes more through implication than specific statements, is that there is a sense of turmoil in WMF. I think that some amounts of internal politics and staff turnover are normal, but over the past few

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Philip Kopetzky
Hi Kirill, so it seems like geographically large countries are being split up into different user groups - do you think that this is a viable model for the future or just happened because of certain circumstances within the Russian community? Would your template allow a User Group from Rome,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group

2019-10-03 Thread Lane Rasberry
A usergroup for every city! On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 10:15 AM Philip Kopetzky wrote: > Hi Kirill, > > so it seems like geographically large countries are being split up into > different user groups - do you think that this is a viable model for the > future or just happened because of certain

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Tech: New Format for 2020 Wishlist Survey

2019-10-03 Thread rupert THURNER
Extremely cool move, thank you! Rupert On Thu, Oct 3, 2019, 18:31 Ilana Fried wrote: > Hello, everyone! > > My name is Ilana, and I'm the product manager for the Community Tech team. > We’re excited to share an update on the Community Tech 2020 Wishlist Survey >

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Amanda Keton to the Wikimedia Foundation

2019-10-03 Thread Katherine Maher
Hi all, I know I’ve sent several announcements to this list in recent months regarding new members of the Wikimedia Foundation’s executive team. Today, I’m excited to send the last in this series, and officially welcome Amanda Keton as General Counsel to the Wikimedia Foundation. Amanda will be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Huhall] Viola wikipedia

2019-10-03 Thread Vi to
That's the reason why the idea of "reciprocating" via Wikipedia is always wrong. Vito Il giorno gio 3 ott 2019 alle ore 11:27 Antoine Musso ha scritto: > On 01/10/2019 17:46, Samuel Klein wrote: > > From a Harvard biology list, via my friend Chris: a newly named species > of > > Viola

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF work environment

2019-10-03 Thread Henry Wood
Pine What exactly do you suggest that you or the rest of us could actually do with a "better understanding" of these issues? Without taking any position on whether there is some form of stress, is it likely to be anything other than exacerbated by exposing it in public, with no real prospect of

[Wikimedia-l] Community Tech: New Format for 2020 Wishlist Survey

2019-10-03 Thread Ilana Fried
Hello, everyone! My name is Ilana, and I'm the product manager for the Community Tech team. We’re excited to share an update on the Community Tech 2020 Wishlist Survey . This will be our fifth annual Community Wishlist Survey, and