Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-08 Thread Anthony Cole
Russian is an/the official language in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Moldova, and Romania, and spoken in yet other parts of the world. If Russian was only spoken within the borders of Russia, then tailoring the articles to that country's censorship laws would be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-08 Thread Anthony Cole
I was relying on the infobox in English Wikipedia's article, Russian language. Is it safe to say Russian is spoken in many regions outside Russia? On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 4:42 AM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.comwrote: Right, one might always read the English Wikipedia article and find

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-09 Thread Anthony Cole
doesn't have these problems so openly... Strainu 2013/5/9 Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com: I was relying on the infobox in English Wikipedia's article, Russian language. Is it safe to say Russian is spoken in many regions outside Russia? On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 4:42 AM, Russavia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-09 Thread Anthony Cole
Hey Tarc! On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 4:55 AM, Fred Bauder fredb...@fairpoint.net wrote: I've also done a great deal of editing of Tibetan articles. I wish there was a way to transport you back in time to old Tibet. Fred Highlighting the fact that such an old hand was making a rookie-like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-09 Thread Anthony Cole
, because of large language diasporas, we have no choice but to print and be damned, but there will be cases where dropping a bit of how to information will allow an article to skirt the censor, and in such a case, I'd drop it. On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote

[Wikimedia-l] Blocked in Togo?

2013-06-22 Thread Anthony Cole
There is a report on English WP:ANI that English, French and Swedish versions of Wikipedia have been blocked by all ISP and government servers in the Republic of Togo, and small areas of the Republic of Benin.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocked in Togo?

2013-06-22 Thread Anthony Cole
:46 PM, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: There is a report on English WP:ANI that English, French and Swedish versions of Wikipedia have been blocked by all ISP and government servers in the Republic of Togo, and small areas of the Republic of Benin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal - Training for Wikimedia movement boards

2013-08-14 Thread Anthony Cole
with, this gap in knowledge *may* be able to be filled simply by judicious private reading. Boardsource (and I assume other specialist organisations) produce a range of books aimed directly at the very questions you cover in your description of the problem. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-16 Thread Anthony Cole
let it go. But an editor whose contributions list is peppered with such warnings would stand out like a sore thumb. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SCV Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole Memberships secretary Wiki Project Med Foundationhttp

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

2014-04-19 Thread Anthony Cole
of that content? Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:56 PM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 16 April 2014 15:19, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote: ... Apparently, Tim Sandole complains of not having been managed properly by anybody, saying

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

2014-04-19 Thread Anthony Cole
Sorry. I just realised what the heading of this thread is. I'll email LiAnna directly. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: The press release, signed by LiAnna Davis, Head of Communications

[Wikimedia-l] Education program - quality assessment

2014-04-22 Thread Anthony Cole
during the 2013 fall term by the education program. If I've got that right, is it accurate to say it was all high quality? [1] http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/wiki/foundation/442601 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Education_Foundation/Press_Release_14_April_2014 Anthony Cole http

[Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Anthony Cole
Could someone please point me to all the studies the WMF have conducted into the reliability of Wikipedia's content? I'm particularly interested in the medical content, but would also like to look over the others too. Cheers. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Anthony Cole
a survey whose design is sufficiently rigorous to give us an answer. Thanks for your thoughts and attention everyone. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 3:41 AM, Risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-08 Thread Anthony Cole
ourselves about the question of scholarly review. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 1:56 AM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM, edward

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Anthony Cole
so far). I'd like all our medical articles to have a button at the top saying email me when this article changes, so interested experts could easily adopt a few articles. (But we're getting a bit off-topic here.) Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Wed, Nov 12

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Anthony Cole
Agree with all that, Svetlana - though we don't have a button at the top of articles making it easy for readers to enable email alerts. 99.999% of readers wouldn't know it was available. (This is something BLP subjects would appreciate too, I'm sure.) Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-13 Thread Anthony Cole
Anne, it's under Preferences User profile Email me when a page or file on my watchlist is changed. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Actually, as I recall, email alerts for changes in articles

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

2014-12-06 Thread Anthony Cole
on its performance up to now. Consider an endowment fund when you have a track record that justifies one. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM, K. Peachey p858sn...@gmail.com wrote: On 6 December 2014 at 20:47, Gerard Meijssen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To donate or not

2014-12-06 Thread Anthony Cole
$680,000 on office furniture – a $2,862 allowance for each of its 239 paid employees. Presumably, the “small non-profit” organisation doesn’t shop at Ikea. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 6:14 AM, svetlana svetl...@fastmail.com.au wrote: Hi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-02 Thread Anthony Cole
partnerships that improve the reliability of Wikipedia's articles. Welcome aboard. It's great to have you here. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 8:34 PM, Anders Wennersten m

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 Strategy/Community consultation

2015-04-29 Thread Anthony Cole
information is coming soon, I hope. pb *Philippe Beaudette * \\ Director, Community Advocacy \\ Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. T: 1-415-839-6885 x6643 | phili...@wikimedia.org javascript:; | : @Philippewiki https://twitter.com/Philippewiki On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 8:17 AM, Anthony Cole ahcole

[Wikimedia-l] 2015 Strategy/Community consultation

2015-04-29 Thread Anthony Cole
Who has been tasked with summarising the themes in the feedback from the 2-week community consultation that was held in February/March? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Strategy/Community_consultation Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole

[Wikimedia-l] Research question - page views : Google ranking

2015-05-15 Thread Anthony Cole
Does anyone here know if any research has been done relating Wikipedia article daily page views to their Google ranking? I'm particularly interested in medical articles, but any topic or an average sample would interesting too. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-07 Thread Anthony Cole
Oliver: I mean I'm working on a comprehensive answer to your question (singular). Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: Thank you for your thoughtful replies. Oliver: I'm working

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-07 Thread Anthony Cole
strategic initiatives aimed at making Wikipedia more reliable. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 2:03 AM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: For medical articles we at svwp are very wary as there exist very good webpages issued

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 60 Minutes episode link

2015-04-06 Thread Anthony Cole
(I've got the Adblock Plus free add-on on Firefox/Windows 8 and it seems to filter out the ads - as it does for YouTube.) Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 1:57 PM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote: James, the restriction was only

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-07 Thread Anthony Cole
Thanks Lane. Bloody Mayo Clinic. Google can dump them, too, in my opinion. Has anyone told Google? Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 12:51 AM, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: James: Google obviously made a bad choice of source

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-07 Thread Anthony Cole
Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 12:40 AM, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: James: Wow. Like wow. Do you have screen shots of that Google Hep C thing? That's appalling. Is there any indication of what the source was? My mate runs the local

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-07 Thread Anthony Cole
James: Wow. Like wow. Do you have screen shots of that Google Hep C thing? That's appalling. Is there any indication of what the source was? My mate runs the local Hep C council and that particular canard is something they fight very hard to debunk. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-07 Thread Anthony Cole
. Denial isn't helping. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 1:04 AM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 15-04-07 12:51 PM, Anthony Cole wrote: Wikipedia should not be trusted for anything - least of all health matters . That's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-07 Thread Anthony Cole
That's a really good point, Anders. I agree 100%. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 2:37 AM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: Back in 1989-90 I was working in a telecom company. We then said mobile phones can never really

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-04-04 Thread Anthony Cole
to address the capture of Kazakh Wikipedia by the Kazakh government? Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 7:58 PM, Austin Hair adh...@gmail.com wrote: Okay, but seriously, please stop resurrecting this thread. If you think it's important

[Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-04 Thread Anthony Cole
/Wikimedia_Movement_Strategic_Plan_Summary/Improve_Quality Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

[Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-04 Thread Anthony Cole
/mg22329832.700-googles-factchecking-bots-build-vast-knowledge-bank.html#.VPNqO-HQOts *New Scientist* 3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/State_of_the_Wikimedia_Foundation#2015_Call_to_Action 4. https://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Movement_Strategic_Plan_Summary/Improve_Quality Anthony

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-04 Thread Anthony Cole
No one would care about Wikipedia Zero if Wikipedia was a reliable source. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 1:44 AM, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Andreas, 2015-04-02 18:25 GMT+02:00 Andreas Kolbe jayen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA 2015

2015-10-11 Thread Anthony Cole
prevent them from attending in person? On Sunday, October 11, 2015, Keegan Peterzell <keegan.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 2:12 AM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com > <javascript:;>> wrote: > > > I've been following the conference online an

[Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA 2015

2015-10-11 Thread Anthony Cole
ding those past crossed lines, and his propensity to walk very close to the edge of propriety today, he has a valid critique and, along with those of more temperate critics, his voice has a place in a truly comprehensive conversation about this project. -- Anthony Cole <http://en.wikip

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA 2015

2015-10-12 Thread Anthony Cole
t seems likely that Cascadia Wikimedians will host the > conference. As someone who is heavily invested in that group, I am hopeful > that we'll get good quality recordings of at least a majority of the > sessions in 2016. > > Pine > On Oct 11, 2015 2:35 AM, "Anthony Co

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-31 Thread Anthony Cole
Matt, here <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Jimbo_Wales=697407200=697407110>, Jimmy says this was a removal for cause. Anthony Cole <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 2:45 PM, Matthew Flaschen < matthew.flasc...@ga

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Two million dollar budget for WMF travel

2016-01-05 Thread Anthony Cole
Gerard, you often tell people to shut up here or question their right to speak. I'd really appreciate it if you could wind that back a little. Recently, someone linked to a list of the most frequent posters to wikimedia-l. You were at the top of that list. Think about these two things. Anthony

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-06 Thread Anthony Cole
Is Denny recusing from all discussions and decisions that might affect Google, broadly construed, including decisions involving WikiData? I'm glad to see two people with Kelly's and Arnnon's expertise on the board. Anthony Cole On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 8:53 PM, Andrew Gray <andre

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-05 Thread Anthony Cole
? Anthony Cole I'm on the board of Wiki Project Med Foundation. Anthony Cole On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Legoktm <legoktm.wikipe...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > On 01/05/2016 08:01 PM, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > > I note we now have on the board: > > > > * Jimmy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-07 Thread Anthony Cole
est, being on the payroll of Google. Do you recuse from any board discussions and decisions that might, broadly construed, affect Google commercially? Anthony Cole On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 7:03 AM, Robert Fernandez <wikigamal...@gmail.com> wrote: > I understand the situation that Denny, Dariu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-28 Thread Anthony Cole
t; Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Conflict of Interest Policy

2016-01-10 Thread Anthony Cole
_ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mai

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Documentation & Evaluation of the Wikimedia Conference 2016 published

2016-06-09 Thread Anthony Cole
Thank you so much for pulling all that together, Cornelius. An excellent resource for us who didn't make it to the conference. Anthony Cole On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 1:21 AM, Andy Cruz y Corro <andyc...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Cornelius! Just FYI: the documentation link seems to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-10 Thread Anthony Cole
_ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Conflict of Interest Policy

2016-01-10 Thread Anthony Cole
?subject=unsubscribe> > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Conflict of Interest Policy

2016-01-10 Thread Anthony Cole
are the fact) > > Regards, > > Chris Keating > On 10 Jan 2016 20:17, "Dariusz Jemielniak" <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > > > On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 3:10 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > > Dariusz, can you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Workshop for student of Fountain University

2016-01-18 Thread Anthony Cole
That's excellent news Olatunde Isaac! Well done, and thanks for letting us know. Congratulations Olatunde and others who were involved with the effort! On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 2:33 AM, olatunde isaac wrote: > Dear all, > On behalf of WUGN, this is to congratulate all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-11 Thread Anthony Cole
It was obviously evolving as the project moved from initial conceptualisation to the establishment of the Discovery team but, nevertheless, a clear, meaningful statement of the vision for the project (as it was imagined at the time) would have been appropriate when the team was put together. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Engagement office hour

2016-02-13 Thread Anthony Cole
Thank you, James. Anthony Cole On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 10:33 AM, James Alexander <jalexan...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 6:27 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > When one's available, would someone please post a link to the transcri

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-13 Thread Anthony Cole
ot the memo. I think "advised" is enough, and if the board wants more engagement, they can initiate it - presuming the notification is clear and comprehensive, of course. Anthony Cole On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 10:37 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > Well, I'm not sure abo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Advisory board

2016-01-29 Thread Anthony Cole
Excellent. Bearing in mind Kat's points, you might consider appointing experts for the duration of specific projects or until predetermined goals have been achieved, or for fixed periods with the clear prior understanding that renewall is unlikely. (You can always offer renewal at the end of a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Advisory board

2016-01-28 Thread Anthony Cole
dia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > ?subject=unsubscribe> -- Anthony Cole ___ Wikimedia-

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Advisory board

2016-01-28 Thread Anthony Cole
dia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > ?subject=unsubscribe> > > _______ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/

[Wikimedia-l] WMF Advisory board

2016-01-28 Thread Anthony Cole
How (and how much) does the WMF board of trustees use its advisory board? https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board -- Anthony Cole ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-26 Thread Anthony Cole
To cite a book just add the ISBN and page number. Leave it at that; or perhaps you could devise a bot that follows up, converting ISBN + page number into a full-blown reference. On 26 Jan 2016 4:20 pm, "Andrea Zanni" wrote: > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:03 AM, Gerard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-26 Thread Anthony Cole
Most editions of most books published in the last 40 years (certainly books from reliable publishers) have an ISBN that identifies one edition. Most reliable journal articles these days have a doi. For simple citing of web pages, you could automatically convert bare urls to archived versions of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-25 Thread Anthony Cole
I understand there are some data (say, the sky is blue) that are so obvious and well-known that no one would expect a source to be provided. I'm referring to data that everyone on earth doesn't know the answer to, like dry air contains 78.09*% *nitrogen. Anthony Cole On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 1

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-25 Thread Anthony Cole
to insist on reliable sourcing for all of Wikidata's claims. What is it, please? Anthony Cole On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 1:28 AM, Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com> wrote: > Actually I think Wikidata is sourced more thoroughly than any single > Wikipedia. Looking at the last chart in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future IdeaLab Campaigns results

2016-02-02 Thread Anthony Cole
Congratulations, Jethro. Nice work. Anthony Cole On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 5:05 AM, Chris Schilling <cschill...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hey folks, > > (Cross-posted to a number of mailing lists) > > Last December, I sent out an invitation to > [[m:Grants:IdeaLab/Futur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposed board resolution on reliability

2016-01-31 Thread Anthony Cole
wrote: > Hoi, > Money would be spend for what ? When reliability is the big issue, the only > issue, we would be Nupedia and not Wikipedia. > Thanks, > GerardM > > On 31 January 2016 at 14:53, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com > <javascript:;>&

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Advisory board

2016-01-29 Thread Anthony Cole
and monitor our course to our shared vision. Anthony Cole On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:08 PM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > I've never understood why corporate appointees like Guy Kawasaki or the > just-departed Arnnon Geshuri are voting board members, inst

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Anthony Cole
/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > ?subject=unsubscribe> > > > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Gu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On boards and good governance: The Bottom Line

2016-01-29 Thread Anthony Cole
That was enlightening. Thank you Andy. Anthony Cole On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:49 PM, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote: > Given recent issues, I found last night's episode of 'The Bottom Line': > >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bottom_Line_%28radio_program

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-01-29 Thread Anthony Cole
Thank you Lila. That's very clear, and I think it's a worthwhile project, exactly in line with our shared vision. Anthony Cole On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Thank you, Sarah for an excellent question. Sometimes I compare

[Wikimedia-l] Proposed board resolution on reliability

2016-01-31 Thread Anthony Cole
#Reliability -- Anthony Cole ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-01-27 Thread Anthony Cole
k%3AJimbo_Wales=698861097=698860874 Anthony Cole ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems (second attempt)

2016-02-23 Thread Anthony Cole
> -Pete > [[User:Peteforsyth]] > > On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 5:43 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com > <javascript:;>> wrote: > > > Wrong link. It's here. > > > > > http://wikipediocracy.com/2015/02/08/the-dream-that-died-erik-moller-and-the-wmfs

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Shared list

2016-02-22 Thread Anthony Cole
. Literally. Ever. I assume it will be the last. That kind of thing, bullying people into silence, quietly, off-list, is IMNSHO, poor behaviour, billinghurst. Anthony Cole On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM, Benjamin Lees <emufarm...@gmail.com> wrote: > Someone complained to you off-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Shared list

2016-02-23 Thread Anthony Cole
(Sorry about calling the board names in my last post. Habit. I'll reign it in, a bit.) Anthony Cole On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote: > I am totally with Benjamin on this. > > On Tue, Feb 23, 2016, Oliver Keyes <ironho...@gmail.com> wrote: &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems (second attempt)

2016-02-23 Thread Anthony Cole
nes > > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > ?subject=unsubscribe> > > > __

Re: [Wikimedia-l] One Last Ride

2016-02-23 Thread Anthony Cole
gt; https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org <javascrip

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems (second attempt)

2016-02-23 Thread Anthony Cole
Wrong link. It's here. http://wikipediocracy.com/2015/02/08/the-dream-that-died-erik-moller-and-the-wmfs-decade-long-struggle-for-the-perfect-discussion-system/ On Wednesday, 24 February 2016, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > This time last year, Scott Martin wrote up

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Anthony Cole
reasons, that's fine. But I'd like to know what is at the heart of the WMF's practice here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Decency_Act Anthony Cole On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 7:49 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: > I am not a lawyer so would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Anthony Cole
ia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_transparency_gap#Transparency_about_donor-funded_work_supporting_commercial_re-users > > > > ___ > > > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > > https://meta.wikimed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Anthony Cole
de whole ranges of issues based on some vague qualification > that may or may not have foundation in reality. If there is a specific > example that is terrible and you'd like to bring up, then do so. > > Lodewijk > > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 9:29 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com > &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Anthony Cole
> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org <javascript:;> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@li

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open letter: Issues needing addressing by the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees

2016-02-28 Thread Anthony Cole
or me to publish this private email - it still touches on matters that are not public. ..." Anthony Cole On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 10:52 AM, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 7:39 PM, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Jimmy, would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement representation vs WMF board reform

2016-02-28 Thread Anthony Cole
the purse strings, as opposed to the current situation where the techie tail wags the encyclopaedist dog. Anthony Cole On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi fellow Wikimedians, > > If we are seriously going to consider an expanded Co

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
That's an excellent post. Thank you for the clarity. I, too, support the creation of a body to represent the volunteer community. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:23 AM, Denny Vrandecic <dvrande...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > I disagree very much with Dariusz on this topic (as he

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
contractor to "keep the servers running." Organised, we - the people who actually created this thing and actively maintain it - could set the course for its development. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 10:09 AM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > Sara

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
the encyclopaedia-makers have generated. If the WMF decides to hold on to all that moolah, shame on them. But I assume it won't come to that: neither the parting of the ways nor, if that does come to pass, the WMF keeping the money. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 11:14 AM, Keegan Peterzell

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
. But this tail-wagging-dog thing is just not right. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > Sarah, I'd prefer to see the "keeping the servers running" role completely > separate from the community. As an organised c

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
Sorry, the above post is initially addressing Sarah. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 11:01 AM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > WMF is a technology company. We are an encyclopaedia, an educational > institution. We need them like I need a mechanic to keep my car o

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
ing should be overseeing it, not the people who keep the servers running. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 11:46 AM, George Herbert <george.herb...@gmail.com> wrote: > More focused but where I was trying to go. Thank you. > > Perhaps two C level positions, Chief Editor Offi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
are atomised, the latter is our only option. Organised, forking becomes a serious possibility. Of course, I hope it never comes to that. But without that possibility, we are in the position of just having to take whatever from the WMF - good and bad. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:47 AM, SarahSV

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
I think we agree on the important points. There's a huge potential in Wikidata, and it looks like it's in good hands. Commons could be so much better than it is. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hoi, > Nice that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
, sister-projects - too often lose sight of the fact that all of them have yet to prove they have had any significant measurable impact on the distribution of knowledge. So, forgive me if I sometimes forget to include them in my thinking. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 1:31 PM, Gerard Meijssen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Anthony Cole
Yes, I guess Commons is kind of useful - as an adjunct to Wikipedia. Leaving aside its usefulness to Wikipedia, though, would anyone else notice if it disappeared tomorrow? If they did, Flickr and Google would fill any gap overnight. Anthony Cole On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 2:25 PM, Gerard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What kind of ED would you like to see?

2016-02-27 Thread Anthony Cole
d, I think, Pete Forsyth recommends that the interim ED be clearly and purely an interim, not a probationary ED, and I'm persuaded by his arguments. Anthony Cole On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 4:58 PM, Balázs Viczián <balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu > wrote: > Hi all, > > reading all th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-27 Thread Anthony Cole
Can we see your NDA please, Oliver? Anthony Cole On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Something that I would like to understand is why so much WMF information is > cloaked under NDAs. It seems to me that this is philosophically at odds >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-27 Thread Anthony Cole
s to specify what "some" means. Or perhaps you could just be specific in the code of conduct. Anthony Cole On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 6:51 PM, James Alexander <jalexan...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 11:17 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-27 Thread Anthony Cole
Florence, can you explain to me the actual risk the foundation would be exposed to if ir got involved in editorial decisions, please? Perhaps some hypothetical examples would help. Anthony Cole On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: > Le 27/02

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Anthony Cole
Danny, four months ago the board decided to give her time. The vocal staff have responded by rejecting that. The board needs to reconsider, in light of that response, and either confirm their commitment to the ED or come to a different resolution. Soon, preferably. On 23 Feb 2016 12:09 am, "Danny

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Anthony Cole
I found this response interesting. It highlights the imbalance we, on the outside, are having to deal with. It is OK for anyone to criticize the ED on this list and elsewhere but if she says something that implies shortcomings on the part of one or more of her staff or former staff - and if WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-02-25 Thread Anthony Cole
There will be an AllHands staff discussion about recent events tomorrow, per Katherine Maher on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wikipediaweekly/permalink/963758547005310/?comment_id=963762980338200_comment_id=963831903664641_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R3%22%7D Anthony Cole On Fri, Feb

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you for our time together.

2016-02-25 Thread Anthony Cole
Thanks for your support over your time here, Lila. It's been invaluable. All the best for the future. Anthony Cole On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 4:36 AM, Leinonen Teemu <teemu.leino...@aalto.fi> wrote: > Thank you Lila for keeping things moving. Continuous development is the > only

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