Re: [Wikimedia-l] Gathering User Inputs for WikiCV Project

2017-12-17 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
I'd like to put a picture of me on such CV but even if this is voluntary that's usually the point when 4 or 5 users (mostly old-timers) write something like "we are not facebook" (or similar) and say they agree with themselves. I wish I could do it myself, repeating standardized sentences as a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Gendergap approach causing problems

2018-05-07 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Hi, I usually push diversity in any situation but only after I got a core quality group of volunteer. the first degree of diversity is the diversity based on wiki activity, IMHO.. I care about the rest and I try to be honest if I go in that direction and why I do that. If anyone is offended for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-30 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
What are the good reason to be poaranoid? The only reason I ever heard is "is making me waste time", usually expressed wasting more time. BTW, after years of SUL most of the old time users have received a lot of welcome messages and they receive usually two new ones per year, no more in my

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2018-01-25 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
you are not "exposing the user unknowingly visiting the site" with the bot itself...when you visit the site you are integrated in the SUL, it's public information since ages. The fact that a bot takes care of it or a human being leaves a message does not tell you a lot more. Sometimes on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2018-01-25 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
reate an Rfc, and start the process to make creation of new user accounts non-public information. Den fre. 26. jan. 2018, 03.04 skrev Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>: you are not "exposing the user unknowingly visiting the site" with the bot

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Starting School Activity: Possible Support and Tips

2018-02-22 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Do you need some contacts of local expert wikimedians too? It's a mail from Singapore, right? I can show you how to contact them on their user talk pages if you are a total newbie. Some of them you can find listed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_in_Singapore

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2017-12-29 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Some reactions to welcome bot or welcomes are a little bit "exaggerated" sometimes. it's just a small red color spot in a corner. Two seconds to process it, more time to complain about it. I study user activities and sometimes I leave welcome messages here and there. 99.5% of the time is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-15 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
yes, it is an old issue, what you say it's right but I would be more optimistic. To summarize my view (I couls send you more information privately) 1. Wikidata largely reflected what Wikipedia indicated, and that was not the right way to make it grow, but that was also the past. At the moment,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-16 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
pedias- collide.html[2] https://ultimategerardm. blogspot.com/2018/07/ africagap-support-for- minority-languages.html[3] https://ultimategerardm. blogspot.com/2016/01/ wikipedia-lowest-hanging- fruit-from.html On 16 July 2018 at 05:41, Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l wrote: yes, it i

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2018-01-23 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
There are a lot of SUL issues that are waiting to be addressed. One for example is the definition of what is not "appropriate" as a name. Another one is a centralized interface for preferences, a third one is a centralized management of key user information, a forth one is the possibility to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Stewards elected

2018-02-28 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Compared to the low point of 2016, it is glad that for another year we had enough elected candidates.  Five is a good number. Il Giovedì 1 Marzo 2018 1:36, Md. Ibrahim Husain ha scritto: Congrats to the new stewards. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Mardetanha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] YouTube shooting and risk assessment

2018-04-05 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
ts risks, its undesirables, and crime, just getting a taxi to and from the airport is a risk reality is its also more likely than a terrorist event On 6 April 2018 at 03:24, Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: That's why people offwiki say they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] YouTube shooting and risk assessment

2018-04-05 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
I remember we discussed 2 or 3 years about this scenario with some wikimedians off wiki. I strongly support to discuss at least once openly about that. In a way that it's rational, avoiding to create unnecessary panic... of course. Despite the claimed neutrality of the communities, reality

Re: [Wikimedia-l] YouTube shooting and risk assessment

2018-04-05 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
ch may happen). So let's please not overreact, and stick to the current discussion instead of having the next WikiConvention in a flying fortress with armed guards, sniffing dogs, and metal detectors at every door… Roger / Alphos 2018-04-05 18:40 GMT+02:00 Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l <

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Plea from Wikimedia Portugal

2018-10-10 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
When I read such mails, I think there is something that it's not 100% working in the workflow of AffCom. If i might say how i feel it, I would say that it is not perceived like a "catalyst" of good practices, but more like a bottleneck of processes. Maybe more transparency could help. UG and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Plea from Wikimedia Portugal

2018-10-11 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
The pro forma statement bout what a chapter is is valuable, but I think many of us kinda got the idea that the problem was not the starting point (otherwise why electing him?) but came later. It's possible that someone else with more community experience would have never behaved such way, but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hiding versions because of copyright violation

2019-01-14 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
privacy violations is not standard at all. For example some wikis hide personal details that people put on purpose, while other ones see no point since it's their will to show them. Also, even if it is not strictly related to private information, blocking deceased users is not standardized

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Picture of the Year 2018: The results are in!

2019-03-25 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
I am happy to notice that, if I recall correctly, two of these finalists were runner-ups of Wiki Science Competition 2017 (the tornado, Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2017/Winners - Wikimedia Commons "image sets" category) and of European Science Photo Competition 2015 (the frozen bubble,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How diverse are your readers?

2019-03-11 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Reminding is easy, it's analyzing that it's complex. I suspect that editors and readers are probably a little bit smarter than generally assumed. It's quite "obvious" that editors understand what is an encyclopedia, after years. When I make an informal survey, statistically the "smarter"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How diverse are your readers?

2019-03-11 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
I know people in many fields with great technical expertise. people who published articles on Science and Nature basically, and in the end I think they are probably qualified to have an idea of what a good encyclopedia should be. The point is that these people open wiki for topics far away

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] ASBS2019 voter selection from UG-GE

2019-04-15 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Hi all. Thanks to UG Georgia for their effort. if any UGs or chapter would like to publish a meta page about the choice of the voter, in order to maximize transparency, that's a good idea. My only request is to try to follow a similar naming scheme "Name of the affiliate/ASBS2019 Voter" (also

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How diverse are your readers?

2019-03-13 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
uld be, and that is a real problem. I think there's a bias on Wikipedia when weighing the pros and cons of policy, because it's easy to overlook the absence of something that never was there to begin with. On Mar 13, 2019, at 5:01 PM, Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l wrote: > W

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dispute between Common and Outreach

2019-05-13 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
. And we gave a copy to each student, so they could have a guidance. And we also gave them a direct e-mail so they could ask for copyrights issues: two of them did it and we gave them some answers. Cheers Galder From: Wikimedia-l on behalf of Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l Sent: Monday,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dispute between Common and Outreach

2019-05-13 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
If I could share my vision, I am not part of the group of "expert flagged users"(I have some flags here and there, I was asked to get more but I have no rush) and I am not part of the group of "expert outreach users" (I make events but change them so often I do not play any specific role).

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dispute between Common and Outreach

2019-05-13 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
We have dozens of cross project brainstorming off-wiki. But the general feeling is often that if you encourage the social dynamics of a platform in a way that people who like to "play cops" are a key actor... when this is established there is no point in creating sophisticated or efficient

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the WikiClassics User Group

2019-05-15 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Thank you all for your replies. Congratulation also to Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group, for being recognized with us. FYI, it seems that WikiClassics abbreviation will be WCS https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports=revision=19091680=19086803 Alessandro Il lunedì 13 maggio

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-07-31 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Good luck! Il mercoledì 31 luglio 2019, 20:11:39 CEST, Asaf Bartov ha scritto: Congratulations!   A. On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 7:02 PM Kirill Lokshin wrote: > Hi everyone! > > I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees > has approved the recognition

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikipedians of Goa User Group

2019-07-31 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
congratulations! Il mercoledì 31 luglio 2019, 20:08:32 CEST, camelia boban ha scritto: Wonderful news, congrats to the new UG . Camelia, WikiDonne UG -- *Camelia Boban* *| Java EE Developer |* *Affiliations Committee - **Wikimedia *Foundation Coordinator - Diversity Working