Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread camelia boban
A great thank you to Michal and congratulations to Revital for the new position. Also a great thank you to WMIL for the work done in all these years. Best, Camelia -- *Camelia Boban* *| Java EE Developer |* *Affiliations Committee - **Wikimedia Foundation* Diversity WG for Wikimedia Strategy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
many thanks Michal for your years of amazing work, which I've admired on many occasions. Welcome, Revital - Michal set the bar high, but I'm sure you'll make WMIL grow even more! best, dj "pundit" On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 9:25 AM camelia boban mailto:camelia.bo...@gmail.com>> wrote: A great

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] December 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM PST, 17:30 UTC

2019-12-18 Thread Janna Layton
The Research Showcase will be starting in about 30 minutes. On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 4:38 PM Janna Layton wrote: > Just a reminder that this Showcase on knowledge bases and the 2016 US > election will be on Wednesday. > > On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM Janna Layton > wrote: > >> Hello

[Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
Dear friends, I wanted to share with you some changes in WMIL. This weekend, after more than 6 years of service, Michal Lester will conclude her position as WMIL's ED. Michal, WMIL’s first ED, joined us more than 6 years ago, and was our second employee. Michal’s joining marked the transition of

[Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Benjamin Ikuta
My dad recently said to me: "I was solitated by them after looking something up. I thought it strange the way they were pleading for donations. They made it sound like they might be shutting down if we the general public didn't donate." Has there been any research into how common it is for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Shlomi Fish
On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:24:36 +0100 camelia boban wrote: > A great thank you to Michal and congratulations to Revital for the new > position. > Also a great thank you to WMIL for the work done in all these years. > I agree. Thanks and good luck! (What does "ED" mean, though?) > Best, > Camelia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Benjamin! Just wanted to acknowledge your email and let you know I'll respond in full as soon as possible. Many Thanks Seddon On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 8:27 PM Benjamin Ikuta wrote: > > > My dad recently said to me: > > "I was solitated by them after looking something up. I thought it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Jacob Jose
I also felt like how Benjamin's dad did.. If one is viewing using the mobile app, the red banners fill the entire screen and one has to scroll down to get to the content. I think the fund solicitation ads need to be much less loud than it's now.. Background: I have been an active Wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Frans Grijzenhout
Hk Itzik, thanks for letting us know. I also want to thank Michal, it was a pleasure to work with her. And welcome to Revital. Hope to meet her in Berlin during the WM Summit. Kind regards, Frans *Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair +31 6 5333 9499 -- *Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland*

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread
Sadly I had a similar experience only this weekend. We were enjoying a going away lunch with friends who are out of the country over Christmas, when one of them asked about Wikipedia's problems, knowing that I often volunteer time to it. He claimed that the site was spamming screen-sized pop-up

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Michel Vuijlsteke
This discussion comes back every year. Every year we get the same reassurance that it's being looked into, that we'll try to do better, that things have been tested, etc. The reality of the matter is that the alarmist and misleading stuff *works*. And that it's most probably not going anywhere.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Cornelius Kibelka
Executive Director. Cheers Cornelius On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 at 21:18, Shlomi Fish wrote: > On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:24:36 +0100 > camelia boban wrote: > > > A great thank you to Michal and congratulations to Revital for the new > > position. > > Also a great thank you to WMIL for the work done in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Samuel Klein
I think the current messages are quite good and clear, the ones I've seen get better each year. I don't find the messaging alarmist or misleading. But perhaps subtle cues can change how they are perceived. [I also don't usually get this feedback from people outside our community (last: in 2012),

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread Samuel Klein
I've heard this asked this by 3-4 people recently * A family member (checking in to make sure things were ok) * A local grantmaker (who likewise has supported WP at least once before) * A couple undergrads (on phones, asking eachother what to do if WP went down during finals) All worried either

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Donating to Wikipedia

2019-12-18 Thread effe iets anders
Yeah, I've been getting this feedback each year for at least the past years too. I am pretty sure that most of the people who were alarmed and told me, did not thoroughly read the message, but mostly picked up on cues. It may be that I have more of such people in my circle of acquaintances than

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Pine W
Michal, many thanks for your service. I remember when we talked online several years ago. Best wishes for your next steps, and I hope that you will keep in touch. Itzik, thank you for sharing this news. שָׁלוֹם Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Dear Michal, You have been a true ambassador of the movement and thank you for all the years of service. It was pleasure meeting you at GLAMWIKI2018 in Tel Aviv last year. I know you will be around the movement and until we meet again, all my best wishes for your upcoming endeavour. Best

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Thank you Michal for your years of service. My favourite memory is having an ice cream with you at GLAMWIKI in Tel Aviv last year. I hope to still see you around the movement. Seddon On Thu, 19 Dec 2019, 02:22 Pine W, wrote: > Michal, many thanks for your service. I remember when we talked

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Shlomi Fish
On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:27:23 +0100 Cornelius Kibelka wrote: > Executive Director. > Thanks! So ED is "Executive Director". > Cheers > Cornelius > > On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 at 21:18, Shlomi Fish wrote: > > > On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:24:36 +0100 > > camelia boban wrote: > > > > > A great thank