Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC Proposals

2012-10-02 Thread Anders Wennersten
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/2012/FDC_members/Comments Ombudsperson is to involved if it is felt FDC or the FDC staff has mismanaged the process, so too early yet to let that function be involved Anders Wennersten Member FDC D managing those suggestions of behalf of the FDC? It would

[Wikimedia-l] Feedback page

2012-10-08 Thread Anders Wennersten
In Anasuyas mail sent out, otherwise OK, she mentions comments on the FDC or the proposal process itself should go to FDC staff wikipage. Should it not go to the FDC commmeets wikipage? I have thought we FDC members after we have prepared the recommendation should make a review/evaluation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback page

2012-10-08 Thread Anders Wennersten
Please ignore this mail, that was meant only for our FDC internal mail Anders Anders Wennersten skrev 2012-10-09 07:44: In Anasuyas mail sent out, otherwise OK, she mentions comments on the FDC or the proposal process itself should go to FDC staff wikipage. Should it not go to the FDC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Anders Wennersten
dissemination to chapters is not effected and the actual result of the the implementation of the Narrowed focus is that more money will be used by community/chapters via grant then was earlier planned Anders Wennersten Lodewijk skrev 2012-11-02 12:05: Thanks Bishakha, while I can understand

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Anders Wennersten
which seems to be stronger and better, but essentially it will lose the capacity to react to the changes. I am not speaking about anarchy, in general I defend a lot the systems of control, but a system of control and a system of evaluation should be flexible. On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Anders

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Democratizing the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-03 Thread Anders Wennersten
After just being in our first FDC committee session, I do want to promote this way of handling issue to be spread to other issue areas too. The FDC is a committee consisting of community members looking into on specific issue area and preparing recommendation to the Board. This enables

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Democratizing the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-03 Thread Anders Wennersten
Federico Leva (Nemo) skrev 2012-11-03 15:03: Frankly, I think it's certainly not needed to dramatize it even less than it currently is (i.e. to increase its rubberstamping hall appearance). Nemo I do no understand. If they have a rubberstamping hall appearance who is then perceived as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Democratizing the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-03 Thread Anders Wennersten
Theo10011 skrev 2012-11-03 16:12: There isn't a lot of doubt where the centers of power are. Regards I do not understand what you refer to in this statement. Could you please elaborate what you believe is the centers of power? Anders ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Democratizing the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-03 Thread Anders Wennersten
one of the members of FDC not a single persons patronage Theo10011 skrev 2012-11-03 19:38: On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:30 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: Theo10011 skrev 2012-11-03 16:12: There isn't a lot of doubt where the centers of power are. Regards I do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure

2012-11-05 Thread Anders Wennersten
I believe it is the right way to go to have dedicated organizations for Engineering and Products. The pure size makes this necessary and the complexity of tasks in each area. But I also see it important to strengthen the control of these activities, so would propose to have a very small adm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Announcement: Wikimedia Foundation restructure (Global Dev Engineering)

2012-12-06 Thread Anders Wennersten
From what we learned during our FDC deliberation, I see these changes to be very good (I have no competence re the engineering part and do not comment on those proposed changes) . The importance for us all to better understand impact of programs was one of the key learnings we had. And as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proposed urgent Board of Trustees resolution without a meeting

2012-12-24 Thread Anders Wennersten
Ahem 2 Federico Leva (Nemo) skrev 2012-12-24 12:46: Ahem. :-) James Salsman, 24/12/2012 07:33: [snip] sufficient staff can be added to the Education Program so that program article talk page templates can be provided with their correct academic calendar dates; the Wikimania

[Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot has now started to generate 1-1, 5 M articles of species on sv:wp

2013-01-11 Thread Anders Wennersten
Inspired by the botgenerated articles of species made on nl:wp in late 2010 a colleague of mine, User:Lsj, started a similar project on sv:wp early 2012. By October 2012 his bot had generated some 65 000 articles, with essentially complete coverage of all fungi and birds. He has since then

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot has now started to generate 1-1, 5 M articles of species on sv:wp

2013-01-12 Thread Anders Wennersten
Andrew Gray skrev 2013-01-12 11:58: On 11 January 2013 16:45, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: Wow! Very interested to see you got community support for this - normally it's sharply the other way around. We had a very lengthy dissusion of course with all the common arguments

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot has now started to generate 1-1, 5 M articles of species on sv:wp

2013-01-15 Thread Anders Wennersten
Federico Leva (Nemo) skrev 2013-01-15 11:02: Anders Wennersten, 12/01/2013 12:20: During our discussion we evolved the concept quite a bit (special templates, categories, messages on talk page etc). Could you elaborate on this evolution of the concept? I'm not able to see what's new, from

[Wikimedia-l] Phonetic text and Easy to read texts

2013-02-12 Thread Anders Wennersten
We had an expert from a center for for promoting Easy to read text to look into some of our introduction text for some articles on on sv:wp. She reacted strongly in us in some cases having phonetic text in parenthesis in the first sentence, explaining that people unused of reading reads on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member

2013-02-18 Thread Anders Wennersten
I would like to promote the idea that this person should be a supporter of counties/language that is less fortunate then most of us, ie where free expression of speech is in threat and where we now see an unfortunate trend to limit the free Internet access. I have spoken with colleagues from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Election for WCA Chairperson

2013-02-25 Thread Anders Wennersten
WM:SE opted out because they ware not comfortable with the statutes (being too far from the movement aim on openness, transparency etc) (I was not involved in this decision) After last month discussion the sentiment has gone from wait and see to skeptical - good we are not involved. Ie WM:SE

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Minutes from the February 1-2, 2013 Board Meeting

2013-03-08 Thread Anders Wennersten
Thank for sharing this A very informative set of slides and protocol that really helps to understand how we all in different supportive roles can be fully aligned with the strategy and operative actions from the Board I would love to have more info on the data-driven editor engagement

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-14 Thread Anders Wennersten
I was marginally involved on this issue two years ago. And by then the focus/priority was to ramp up the Fundraising activities. As this now has been successfully done, I believe this discussion is now much better in timing, and worthwhile to work through I like the idea that the basic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Setting up a Wikimedia Trust (was: Endowment)

2013-03-15 Thread Anders Wennersten
Nathan skrev 2013-03-15 15:24: no tangible benefit to separating a Trust from the actual ownership and management of the Wikimedia projects. I read the meta page, but don't see an outline of why this would be a good idea. ~Nathan From an operative point of view it is no big difference it is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Setting up a Wikimedia Trust (was: Endowment)

2013-03-15 Thread Anders Wennersten
. If it's just about an unrelated organization keeping mirrors of WMF data, then anyone can do that and it certainly doesn't need to be a Wikimedia Trust - in fact, it's something better suited to crowdsourcing and existing philanthropic organizations. On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:26 AM, Anders

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-18 Thread Anders Wennersten
Ting Chen skrev 2013-03-18 08:20: So far, my thoughts. As I said all my private opinions, and some of them certainly very primitive and unprofessional. I am happy to get feedbacks and critics and learn from them. I wonder if our thoughts on an endowment depends on our presupposition on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The value of Wikipedia for the economy

2013-04-08 Thread Anders Wennersten
In preparation of the strategic planning a few years ago, we at the Audi committee made some calculation to estimate the theoretical potential of donation from different perspectives, like what other NGO got. We then come to the standpoint that the potential was several times that of

[Wikimedia-l] Agenda for FDC next week

2013-04-18 Thread Anders Wennersten
From Sunday 20th through to Wednesday 24th FDC will meet in Milan, primarily to deliberate upon the proposals for round 2. As there are fewer proposal this time we will also spend time on discussing learnings from last round in order to improve the process for further Rounds We also have a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-29 Thread Anders Wennersten
MZMcBride skrev 2013-04-29 07:13: I took a look at the current FDC members list[1] and the decision-making information[2] but I'm still a bit unclear how decisions like this[3] are made. Is there a vote on each individual request (and subsequent recommendation)? If so, is that vote public?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-29 Thread Anders Wennersten
will do a peer review evaluating it with European parameters! Regards On 29.04.2013 09:25, Anders Wennersten wrote: MZMcBride skrev 2013-04-29 07:13: I took a look at the current FDC members list[1] and the decision-making information[2] but I'm still a bit unclear how decisions like this[3

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Patience

2013-05-15 Thread Anders Wennersten
Your comment remind me of my strong belief - take time to reflect before to take action and/or react My golden rule in complicated/heated issues - let it take 24 hours after an urge to act/react before it is made a reality. About two third of your thought reactions then disappears and the

[Wikimedia-l] All the lakes in Sweden

2013-05-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
A new major botgenerating effort is now under way on sv:wp. All lakes (3, all down to ones of pondsizes with no name) is now produced based on lake data from Swedish metereology institute and all lake environment data from a newly set up authority demanded by EU, in order to register and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] All the lakes in Sweden

2013-05-17 Thread Anders Wennersten
#Lakes 2013/5/16 Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se A new major botgenerating effort is now under way on sv:wp. All lakes (3, all down to ones of pondsizes with no name) is now produced based on lake data from Swedish metereology institute and all lake environment data from a newly set

Re: [Wikimedia-l] evaluation of electronics articles

2013-05-28 Thread Anders Wennersten
I usually say Wikipedia consist of some hundred different encyclopedias on different topics. And some of these are excellent and have full covering, like popes, birds, where wp is better then all other encyclopedia in all aspects Other subject area are more uneven both in covering and in

[Wikimedia-l] Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with support of bots)

2013-06-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
Yesterday sv:wp reached 1 M articles. The one who did the passing was a bot generated article of a butterfly http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erysichton_elaborata. The bot behind this article is Lsjbot who creates articles from the database Catalogue of Life

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with support of bots)

2013-06-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
in Wikipedia? I hope that in future the number of articles will be counted considering at least a small content ad not only a template in a page, because the use like this will discourage the communities of editors. Regards On 16.06.2013 13:30, Anders Wennersten wrote: Yesterday sv:wp reached 1 M

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with support of bots)

2013-06-17 Thread Anders Wennersten
On 16 June 2013 22:39, Tonmoy Khan tonmoy...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations!!! Tonmoy On Jun 16, 2013 6:30 PM, Patricio Lorente patricio.lore...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations to the swedish wikipedians! 2013/6/16 Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se: Yesterday sv:wp reached 1 M

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with support of bots)

2013-06-18 Thread Anders Wennersten
find that to work with articles close to your home seems to be very simulating) Anders Federico Leva (Nemo) skrev 2013-06-18 08:05: Hubertl, 18/06/2013 07:00: Hi Johan, Anders Wennersten says: And as shown earlier we have learned that this actually helps recruting and keeping editors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Erik Zachte on bot-generated articles

2013-06-23 Thread Anders Wennersten
The aim of introducing bots in sv.wp is not to beat any numbertarget but to address a real dilemma facing us with a community with limited size. Another mail made me look into how much there is of Togo in different version. En:wp have around 600 towns, fr:wp around 250. sv:wp 5! (And not much

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Internal-l] 2013-2014 Round 1 FDC eligibility status IRC office hours

2013-07-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
FDC have on ongoing dialog and discussion with WMF and the Board on how to handle WMF, as we in FDC want WMF to be handled a all other entities as far as is reasonable, recognizing some unique differences between WMF and other entities. In this discussion that is still ongoing, we have agreed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Internal-l] 2013-2014 Round 1 FDC eligibility status IRC office hours

2013-07-17 Thread Anders Wennersten
Seb35 skrev 2013-07-17 15:55: I don’t understand: the results of the Round 2 will be April-May 2014, is it not for the Fiscal Year 2013-14 the non-core WMF will ask funding? If so, this would mean funds will already be spent for the major part and the FDC will have no choice than accept the

[Wikimedia-l] The most controversial topics in Wikipedia: A multilingual and geographical analysis

2013-07-19 Thread Anders Wennersten
A most interesting study looking at findings from 10 different language versions. Jesus and Middle east are the most controversial articles seen over the world, but George Bush on en:wp and Chile on es:wp http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1305/1305.5566.pdf Anders

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: The most controversial topics in Wikipedia: A multilingual and geographical analysis

2013-07-22 Thread Anders Wennersten
tba...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Anders Wennersten wrote: A most interesting study looking at findings from 10 different language versions. Jesus and Middle east are the most controversial articles seen over the world, but George

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF 2013 elections post-mortem

2013-07-31 Thread Anders Wennersten
As Bishakha I believe time now is ripe to strengthen the election process and that we should aim for a standing committee. In the same time I think it would be good to look into this group a bit further (technical support, how to elect the committee, split dates for FDC/board elections etc).

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A proposal towards a multilingual Wikipedia

2013-08-07 Thread Anders Wennersten
Thanks for sharing your very interesting ideas. While I am not fully support your idea of implementation, I share your basic view of the need and think some of the concepts you introduce has a very high potential to better utilize the power of us having many versions. I have put in my

[Wikimedia-l] Status Botgeneration of articles on sv:wp

2013-09-01 Thread Anders Wennersten
LsjBot has now finished generating articles of all animals and insects. it become close to 1 M. The articles are fine [1] and represent increased knowledge, but have problably only have had a limited effect on access to and edits on sv:wp. Sverker will after a pause continue with all plants (a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please, let's save the Wikipedia - from itself

2013-09-05 Thread Anders Wennersten
have no similar issues/problems but perhaps you've collected some magical know-how how to avoid said troubles. If so would you please share that knowledge experience? Sincerely, Pavlo On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.sewrote: Should not this discussion

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please, let's save the Wikipedia - from itself

2013-09-05 Thread Anders Wennersten
Lars Gardenius skrev 2013-09-05 15:53: As said I think it is an obvious structural problem of the Wiki organization. I disagree to that statement. While Fred is about right likening sv:wp to a medium sized town, being a bit idyllic, even if persons have feelings here to a get in a conflict

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update ED Transition Team pages

2013-09-10 Thread Anders Wennersten
Any update on this issue? In earlier protocols it was mention a meeting to be had on Sept 4th, where a list of candidates should be presented Anders Jan-Bart de Vreede skrev 2013-05-02 20:25: Hi Everyone, As mentioned after Sue's announcement of her intention to depart the Foundation we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who will host Wikimedia Conference 2014? Bidding process is open!

2013-09-18 Thread Anders Wennersten
In 2008 I looked into hosting this meeting for 2009 in Stockholm. I quickly learnt that the travel logistics/costs was heavy against such a place, being outside central Europe and not having a real international flighthub. Berlin was a much better place in this respect and I believe also

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Funds Dissemination Committee: Report on first year of operations

2013-10-04 Thread Anders Wennersten
Manuel Schneider skrev 2013-10-04 14:18: I'd also like to see comments from FDC members on that issue as well. We FDC members have also had an internal discussion on these issues, and our comments were not far off what you express, we are also engaged community members with good relations to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] It's time to reclaim the community logo

2013-10-10 Thread Anders Wennersten
Thanks Dariusz for your wise words which I fully agree upon. I my understanding this issue has three underlaying aspects: *A legal technical one. What is the real meaning and implication of a collective membership mark. A straight forward issue *The spread among us community members between

[Wikimedia-l] Global East

2013-10-13 Thread Anders Wennersten
Yesterday Yuri, ED of WMUA (and my college in FDC) was interviewed in the main morning program on Swedish Radio re the ua.wp contra ru:wp in Ukraine and of Kazak WIkipedia The 8 minutes report is half in Swedish and half in English so a bit hard to listen to [1] The most interesting parts

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Attention needed for Croatian Wikipedia issue

2013-10-28 Thread Anders Wennersten
It has been very sad learning of the problem you have had and to follow the discussion you have had on meta. I think, though, that you in this extremely tough situation has handled it very competently and in the tradition of the wikimedia culture. As I understand it, you have now also

[Wikimedia-l] Experience implementing Wikidata

2013-11-03 Thread Anders Wennersten
Since August we are implementing Wikidata for the Swedish 290 communes and 1900 towns, including automatic update from the authority Statistic Sweden to Wikidata. Our original assumption was that it would take us 8 month but it now seems it will not be enough, it will probably be more like a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase in page views for the last 3 months

2013-11-22 Thread Anders Wennersten
I have assumed it is an effect of Google starting to show an extract from Wikipedia on the page where they show hit results. I raised the issue Sept 29 in a thread here called New Google interface to Wikipedia Anders Harsh Kothari skrev 2013-11-23 08:00: Similar thing to Gujarati

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread Anders Wennersten
On sv:wp our main headaches has not been technical problems in bots but inconsistencies (errors) in sources. For our lakes the hydrological authorities has in some cases called a group of nearby and/or conneced lakes with a plural name, like Pikelakes, while the mapauthorities call them

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread Anders Wennersten
Fæ skrev 2013-11-27 15:24 Small error rates are a real challenge. My experience on Commons for large bot work has been long discussions around quality complaints where the level of error was *well below 1%*. Very interesting you also mention this level of problematic articles. We has found

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-09 Thread Anders Wennersten
There are probably be some common trends over all language version like we are stronger in areas like Server software and Skateboard tricks then Fashion and Cosmetics. But to really find the weak areas you need to find out this by each language version. And here I believe we will find quite

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Update on community advocacy liaison work

2013-12-13 Thread Anders Wennersten
I am very glad to see this initiative. A strong user involvement is and has always been critical for succesful developement and deployment of user oriented software And here I see this now is set up in a structured way for the important work being done for WMF engineering work. I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2013-14 Round 2 FDC/annual plan grants timeline moved out by a month: proposals due April 1, 2014

2013-12-18 Thread Anders Wennersten
The key for round 2 is WMF which we have discussed for almost a year. And to be able to deliberate on WMF we must adjust to their budgeting time plan, which means 1 month later then this year. This is also now made official several months in advance and there has not been communicated any

[Wikimedia-l] Wikidata, templates, Modules Lua

2014-01-05 Thread Anders Wennersten
On sv:wp we are several hundreds of competent and active contributers. Many of these have limited technical competence, so it will only be about a third of these able to enter iw links in wikidata and writing a template. This still leaves a few hundreds who easily supports the other 2/3rds

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid editing v. paid advocacy (editing)

2014-01-10 Thread Anders Wennersten
Thanks Christophe for your long ,but very good thoughts and experiences from paid editing from pro-profit organization. I fully support your approach and hope we can put energy, instead of just being against, to elaborate on how to best handle the reality that pro-profit organization do paid

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid editing v. paid advocacy (editing)

2014-01-10 Thread Anders Wennersten
Martijn Hoekstra skrev 2014-01-10 20:12: I very much agree with this. Currently we just don't have the manpower to explain to 'the corporate world' Who do you refer to when you talk of we. I it a group of people or a language community. You are certainly not laking for all communities, as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Extensive feedback from WMDE to the FDC process

2014-01-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
While I believe the FDC process by now is well understood and communicated, I feel the understanding of the actual group, FDC and the deliberation we perform is less well understood (and communicated) And if WMDE feedback will be elaborated upon, I think it will be of value understanding FDC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annoucement from the Executive Director of Wikimedia Argentina

2014-01-28 Thread Anders Wennersten
Good luck in your future endeavors! And much thanks to you for the excellent job you with help of your colleagues have done, making WMAR a model for chapters Anders Osmar Valdebenito skrev 2014-01-28 17:59: Dear members of the Wikimedia Movement: In the past weeks, I've taken the decision

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL Board members withdraw from international activities

2014-02-03 Thread Anders Wennersten
Martijn Hoekstra skrev 2014-02-03 19:26: So, what happened exactly that makes such a change from last year? If I interpret everything I read correctly, WMIL receives a 30% higher grant than it received last year, and still must reduce its activities. Was the FDC aware of these changes that

[Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-04 Thread Anders Wennersten
Nemo has found this wiki which I find very interesting [1]. it contains 1,68 million articles and seems to be a copy of articles from Lithunian Wikipedia + some 1,5 million botgenerated articles, with focus on species (i know from Lsjbot that there are at least some 1,3 M articles of species

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Botopedia?

2014-02-06 Thread Anders Wennersten
to that subthread offline. To return to your main point: we do need 'A strategy for semi-automated article generation; and inclusion of Wikidata'. Anders Wennersten writes: [we] will not be able to achieve our goal without... technical expertise (like knowledge in Lua, how to write datainterface

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread Anders Wennersten
Itzik Edri skrev 2014-02-11 09:26: makes the FDC kind of powerless, having to face him over the next 2 year with a really hard decisions about really limiting the allocation for the chapters, without of course, having enough time, knowledge or resources for them to prepare for self

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Proposed amendment to the Wikimedia Terms of Use

2014-02-20 Thread Anders Wennersten
phoebe ayers skrev 2014-02-20 20:16: 3) I think this proposal is trying to addressing a long-standing issue of COI editing. That issue was recently brought to the forefront again by the actions of a few companies, but it's been an issue for a long while. Please remember this is a description

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Proposed amendment to the Wikimedia Terms of Use

2014-02-20 Thread Anders Wennersten
phoebe ayers skrev 2014-02-20 21:28: How do you seeing this as a restriction on contribution? As it is proposed it's not saying edits will be rejected, only that contributors who are paid to edit should note this on their userpage or in edit summaries. I think that every edit would still be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More new editors?

2014-03-07 Thread Anders Wennersten
And the same pattern on sv:wp. The first weeks of January is consistently over the years the most active period in a year. It is the time before Universities starts and after Christmas and New Year. Lowest activity, also consistently over the years, is on Dec 24, and the two weeks after

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-21 Thread Anders Wennersten
Thanks Erik for this clear and, as far as I can see, rather comprehensive report There will always be mistakes done, both from us as individuals and as organizations. Critical, though, is that we treat these mistakes with openness and tranparancies and that we learn from our mistakes In

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding of decentralized organizational structure

2014-04-10 Thread Anders Wennersten
Thanks Ting for some very interesting thoughts and for giving a few ideas of alternative set up of the movement. It ought to be a good input to the sessionre-imagine Wikipedia movement on Saturday at the Chapter Meeitng My reflection is that you are discussing a more decentralized approach,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Anders Wennersten
Nathan skrev 2014-04-27 19:09: n The potential problem is straightforward. Look at the FDC recommendation for WMDE in the same round as the staff assessment you linked; they are very similar - same conclusions, even similar or identical language. A little analysis would reveal how often the FDC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The first three weeks.

2014-05-29 Thread Anders Wennersten
Thanks for this update. Ii is refreshing to see both your will to act in accordance with our tradition of transparency and also to see your open curious approach to your new assignment (and your will to start up strategy work). I get two reflections when I read through your mail. Do not

[Wikimedia-l] Quality on different language version

2014-06-09 Thread Anders Wennersten
I have several times asked for a professional qualty study of our different laguage versions, but not seen it exist or being done. To ?provoke? I therefor list here my subjective impression after daily looking into the different version for 5-15 articles (new ones being created on sv.wp) (I

[Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot now starting with plant species

2014-06-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
After having changed job and residence Sverker is now on it again. This time Lsjbot will generate some 300 000 articles on plant species. The initiative is now receiving full support and even enthusiasm from the fellow wikipedians on svwp It is now close to one year since the 1M article on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot now starting with plant species

2014-06-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
: Hoi, I blogged about Lsjbot.. [1]. I really hope that a lot of attention is given in finding the links to existing items in Wikidata. Thanks, GerardM [1] http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.nl/2014/06/wikipedia-to-bot-or-not-to-bot.html On 16 June 2014 12:25, Anders Wennersten m

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot now starting with plant species

2014-06-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
is more stable, but being a brand-new project is something that was expected. As Lodewijk asks, what are the properties/datatypes/functionality that you need? Cheers, Micru On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: Just a few examples. *It takes up to 6

[Wikimedia-l] Vietnamese wp above 1 M articles and growing

2014-06-23 Thread Anders Wennersten
One of our most interesting projects, Vietnamese Wikipedia has now passed 1 M articles and has a growth just now of almost 100k/month They use a clever bot named Cheer!-bot to generate a lot of very good articles. In some ways it is stronger then Lsjbot (covering more then spececies) but I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Vietnamese wp above 1 M articles and growing

2014-06-26 Thread Anders Wennersten
English (or other) Wikipedia? And apart from translating, can it set and maintain correctly other aspects of Wikisyntax and coding? Tanweer Morshed Board member Wikimedia Bangladesh On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: One of our most interesting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Interest in a community strategic planning meeting?

2014-07-14 Thread Anders Wennersten
I am interested in community strategy but have very different topics in mind *how should we handle the 50-100 projects that today in practice are dead. They are open for anyone (besides vandals that already infest these) to hi-jack *how should we handle the 5-10 projects that are already

[Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot i Wall street jpournal and BBC world

2014-07-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
Wall Street Journal (online) [1] had two days ago a long article on Lsjbot, yesterday being their fourth most read article. it was followed up yesterday by articles in media in Brazil, Poland, (arabian paper), France, Australia Huffington Post etc It will now in a few hours time be an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Meeting Update

2014-08-09 Thread Anders Wennersten
Many wise decisions as I see it. It is important with continuity and hands on experience from the movement and our projects in the Board. But the identified missing competence in the Board of management experience is still not resolved..(something for December appointment?) And

[Wikimedia-l] Låna konfrum fre 11

2014-08-13 Thread Anders Wennersten
Jag kommer träffa Hangsna IRL på fredag 11.00 Kan vi använda kontorets konfrum? träffen blir väl cirka en timme Anders väldigt kul med Bot Academy och snygg logga du gjort ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2014-08-20 Thread Anders Wennersten
Pine W skrev 2014-08-20 09:32: Erik, I am curious to hear your thoughts about the proposed Technology Committee. That idea has some community support and had been discussed at some length on the WMF Board Noticeboard. I second that question The mediaviewer has never been an issue on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] editor retention initiatives

2014-08-26 Thread Anders Wennersten
I agree with Craig The Thank function is not only good to give to new editors but also as a measurement to what action is appreciated by new beginners I frequently get thanks from new one after I have complemented, wikiadjusted their articles (HELP is appreciated) I never get a Thanks for

[Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot+Bot Acadeny

2014-09-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
Lsjbot has now completed its run of generating articles for all species, with 310 000 on plants, making the total number generated above 1 300 000 (source used: Catalogue of Life). With Naskobot, having earlier generated some 85 000 articles on Swedish lakes and French communes etc., the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot+Bot Acadeny

2014-09-17 Thread Anders Wennersten
://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BotAcademy.svg @Andy very helpful indeed. I will make sure it will be included if Sverker goes ahead generating articles of authors from Libris Anders Andy Mabbett skrev 2014-09-17 18:50: On 17 September 2014 03:36, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: Lsjbot

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-19 Thread Anders Wennersten
I experienced no improved answer time, but all time stamps in Wikipedia for me become wrong making it impossible to use the feature. I would call this problem a thing that should have been found in an alpha text... Anders Ori Livneh skrev 2014-09-19 03:39: (apologies for cross-posting) I'm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-19 Thread Anders Wennersten
times went back to correct time Anders Ori Livneh skrev 2014-09-19 09:46: On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 12:22 AM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: I experienced no improved answer time, but all time stamps in Wikipedia for me become wrong making it impossible to use the feature. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-19 Thread Anders Wennersten
, Sep 19, 2014 at 1:35 AM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: It has to do with timezone preferences. All times in latest changes and in my edits states time two hour wrong In am not sure what you mean with take timezone into account, I just clicked into the box as stated in your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-21 Thread Anders Wennersten
Pine, I believe your points are very valid and relevant To know of the process WMF is using is a basic demand, in order for users to know what to expect and how to relate to releases. To know what process is used is not the same as asking for more bureaucracy. Even a process description like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-23 Thread Anders Wennersten
I beleive you can find part of what you ask for in the staff assessment https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Staff_proposal_assessment The decline in editors are among the steepest of any community *Editors* *Country* *Wikipedia* *1

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-23 Thread Anders Wennersten
boost the morale of the oldies (as also good reports in media (thx WMSE) and the botgeneration does) Anders On Nov 23, 2014 2:59 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: I beleive you can find part of what you ask for in the staff assessment https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-23 Thread Anders Wennersten
alternative or any practical vision to move forward. Thanks, GerardM move on On 24 November 2014 at 00:55, Juergen Fenn schneeschme...@googlemail.com wrote: 2014-11-23 14:59 GMT+01:00 Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se: The decline in editors are among the steepest of any community I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-25 Thread Anders Wennersten
As Nathan I see no contradiction. I would feel embarrassed if WMSE had used FDC funding in their project to get more female contributes. Also as it is rather easy to get that funded from within Sweden and semi-government financing organisations (but not for WMF to get that money for general

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-01 Thread Anders Wennersten
Thanks Lila, most enlightening. And as always when it comes to WMFs fundraising efforts, most impressive work being done! And metrics in the new quarterly report will be much appreciated. Anders Lila Tretikov skrev den 2014-12-02 07:53: All -- we will not have a pop-up banner. I know

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia India Chapter Announcements:Executive Committee for 2014-15 takes charge

2014-12-16 Thread Anders Wennersten
Really glad to read of this accomplishment, and from my heart I wish you a most successful further work, and growth, in the India chapter Anders Jayanta Nath skrev den 2014-12-16 20:24: Dear Wikimedia India Chapter members and other interested stakeholders in the list, Dear members, At the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikipedia’s first-ever annual video reflects contributions from people around the world

2014-12-18 Thread Anders Wennersten
Excellent piece of work! It makes me really glad (and proud) to see, in this professional way, what our daily chore adds up to in the end. I am also very pleased to see this type of modern communication material being produced by WMF, many thank to the people involved! Anders Juliet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Benchmark of Versions

2015-02-02 Thread Anders Wennersten
Topics: 1. Benchmark of versions (Anders Wennersten) 2. Re: Its not goodbye, but au revoir (Richard Symonds) -- Message: 1 Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:53:42 +0100 From: Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se

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