Re: [Wikimedia-l] Remember Wikipedia Zero.. Where is the research about the effects of its demise?

2019-11-25 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Kiwix and off line Wikipedia did exist at the start of Wikipedia Zero. It is great that you brought some to Africa but you do not scale and it is not a study into the effects of what the effects are of terminating Wikipedia Zero. No idea what "Starlink" is but it is not a reality for a few

[Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Pine W
Hello colleagues, I would like to ask for your advice about one issue with the "What's making you happy this week?" emails. I was hoping that people would frequently comment in the email threads and/or on the talk pages of WMYHTW publications in *The Signpost* to share what is making them happy,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Diane Ranville
Hi Pine, Personally, the reason I don't answer to WMYHTW? is that - to be honest - I actually find it too long and visually unappealing (too many links, looks very technical) so I read the first few lines, then I skip and go to the next email. I really like the idea though, and when I have time,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Cornelius Kibelka
Hi, to be honest, the question doesn't appeal to me. Around Wikimedia, I'm interested in things that *interest me* and help me in my work, but *happiness* doesn't work for me as a term, it's a too American for me ;) Cheers Cornelius On Mon, 25 Nov 2019 at 09:36, Pine W wrote: > Hello

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Peter Southwood
Hi Pine, I look at it like I look at the Signpost. I find much of it interesting, and usually read it through from end to end. I click on links when they look interesting and I have the time. I am happy to see it exists, but in most cases I do not feel the need to add any comments, because it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Yaroslav Blanter
I posted once a reply which was reasonably concise and had just one point - and it generated very little response. My conclusion was that people here are mainly not interested in what is going on on the projects contentwise. I will not do it again. Yaroslav On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:16 AM Amir

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
I have similar thoughts. I find the "What makes you happy" emails generally nice and useful and occasionally I reply. But the opening emails are often too long, and have too many sections and links, which make it hard to read. The title "What makes you happy" implies something that is unique for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Ariel Glenn WMF
I was thinking earlier about replying to this email. Since other folks have chimed in along similar lines, here's my version of 'make it shorter'. I don't really need or want a full review of all the good stuff in the past week, or even all the good stuff that you in particular noticed. Rather,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi Pine, What makes me happy is that scientists are now adding information for their young academy. There are many young scientists organised nationally and internationally and typically they are a member for a set number of years. What makes me really happy is that these orgs are now getting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Amir Sarabadani
Seconding Cornelius here, I almost reached to the point a making a dedicated filter to archive these emails because that they contain long emails that are full of great things but doesn't interest me or make me happy (there are ways to make me happy, for example technical improvements or

[Wikimedia-l] Q2 Fundraising Update

2019-11-25 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey All Just wanted to give you a quick update. With upcoming fundraising in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the USA, and the United Kingdom; along with a completed fundraising campaign in France; Q2 sees us raise approximately half of the annual funds for the Wikimedia movement and as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Henry Wood
>I don't know sending such emails of limited number of good > news cherry-picked by mostly one person all the time to hundreds of > wikimedians across the globe with very wide range of interests would be a > good idea. Leading inevitably to the question -- what postings to this list would be good

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Remember Wikipedia Zero.. Where is the research about the effects of its demise?

2019-11-25 Thread James Heilman
We have offline Wikipedia. I have shipped devices to Kinshasa, and they arrived :-) Of course they do not at all address the need for two way communication. I am hoping Starlink will help when it comes online in a few years. James On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 12:19 AM Gerard Meijssen wrote: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Amir Sarabadani
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019, 23:16 Henry Wood wrote: > >I don't know sending such emails of limited number of good > > news cherry-picked by mostly one person all the time to hundreds of > > wikimedians across the globe with very wide range of interests would be a > > good idea. > > Leading inevitably