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
No idea what "Starlink" is but it is not a reality for a few
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,
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,
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 ;)
On Mon, 25 Nov 2019 at 09:36, Pine W wrote:
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
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.
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:16 AM Amir
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
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,
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
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
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
>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
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.
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 12:19 AM Gerard Meijssen
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
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