[Wikimedia-l] Child Protection and Harassment Policy

2014-05-28 Thread C. Scott Ananian
You might be interested in look at projects like http://schools-wikipedia.org/ and other subset wikis. When I worked at One Laptop per Child we distributed a offline Wikipedia slice along with the XO-1 laptops to many schools and children. We were in fact careful to curate our offline

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking Wil from this List

2014-05-28 Thread C. Scott Ananian
It seems to me that the community is going out of its way to accomodate Wil in the hope that we can salvage the life partner of our new ED as a productive contributor. --scott ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Airtel Offers Nigerians Free Access to Wikipedia

2014-05-29 Thread C. Scott Ananian
This is a fascinating discussion, but one which has been addressed in much greater depth elsewhere: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=net+neutrality+wikipedia+zero It would indeed be interesting to hear EFF's take on the matter, which does not appear to have been stated publicly yet. Some related links:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Rethink of observability

2014-06-06 Thread C. Scott Ananian
One small step forward might be to add more support to 'groups' in the mediawiki codebase. Groups could help organize the various subcommunities. Perhaps consider this a federal system for wikipedia. ;) I have been experimenting with real-time collaborative editors on wikipedia. One question

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-27 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:55 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: My favourite toy to this purpose is Kiwix: * download a recent file for your favourite wiki at http://download.kiwix.org/zim/wikipedia/ , * download Kiwix to open it http://download.kiwix.org/nightly/bin/latest/ ,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Offline-l] Bug day: Book tool/Collection/PDF, 2014-10-08, 14–22 UTC

2014-10-09 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Yes, thank you all so much! I've been busy trying to fix as many of the issues found as possible. Note that I'll be on vacation next week (2014-10-11 - 2014-10-17) so don't panic if my latency increases. Keep filing those bugs and I'll keep squashing them when I get back. --scott

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF November 2014 Metrics Activities Meeting: Thursday, December 4, 19:00 UTC

2014-12-04 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Thanks everyone for a fantastic metrics meeting. I had two questions which I raised on IRC which didn't get a chance to be addressed. Briefly: 1) Is the rise in global south page views specifically to *enwiki*, or is it to local wikis? 2) Does the page view decrease in Latin America correspond

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF November 2014 Metrics Activities Meeting: Thursday, December 4, 19:00 UTC

2014-12-05 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 7:18 PM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 1:23 PM, C. Scott Ananian canan...@wikimedia.org wrote: 1) Is the rise in global south page views specifically to *enwiki*, or is it to local wikis? Not actually an either/or. The answer seems

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why take grants?

2016-02-08 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Tim Landscheidt wrote: > So the diversification for the purpose of the advancement of > knowledge should not lie in making WMF immortal, but ensur- > ing that it survives WMF's death. > Perhaps it will seem counterintuitive to you, but

[Wikimedia-l] Why take grants? (was: Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?)

2016-02-01 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM, MZMcBride wrote: > One part of this arrangement still confuses me. In the linked post, you > write, "With this grant we brought the idea to the funder and they > supported our work with this grant." > > Why ask for and take the money? The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update from the Board

2016-01-27 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 4:21 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > hi Lodewijk, > On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 3:28 PM, Lodewijk > wrote: > > > thanks for the update. It's been quite a while - and you don't seem to > give > > a clear time table for further

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-11 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:59 PM, Katherine Maher wrote: > We are committed to delivering the first version of the 2016-2017 Annual > Plan no later than April 1st for community and FDC review > It might be best if you can manage to deliver it on March 30th. ;) The next day

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open letter to the new CTO

2016-11-09 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I'm going to take the bait and respond in part, to defend the teams and projects I work with: On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 2:47 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > they are summarised by the four words > *under-ambitious, > under-resourced, under-managed and under-performing*. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Update on WMF account compromises

2016-11-16 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 1:19 PM, Pine W wrote: > (1) If you find it difficult to remember strong passwords then consider > using a password manager . > For Unix/GPG types, I can recommend http://www.passwordstore.org/ --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2016-11-18 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM, Pine W wrote: > As a reminder: IRC is governed by Freenode. Channels can have their own > rules, and there are widely varying systems of internal governance for > Wikimedia IRC channels. I think it's important to note that WMF and the >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor safety and anonymity: ending IP address exposure?

2016-11-18 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 11:09 PM, Gergo Tisza wrote: > > the ability to claim recent anonymous edits when you register. > Here, here. I'm sure my IP address is lying around in lots of places in the wikidump because I forgot to log in or my cookie expired and I never

[Wikimedia-l] Implementing Katherine's Vision: "Discussing Discussions"

2016-11-18 Thread C. Scott Ananian
A few weeks ago our Executive Director gave a talk on "Privacy and Harassment on the Internet" at MozFest 2016 in London. I encourage you to read the transcript: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Privacy_and_Harassment_on_the_Internet Katherine argued that the Wikimedia project can take a lead

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2016-11-17 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 3:36 AM, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: > On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 11:37 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak > wrote: > > Until we have better tech available, I want to assure you that I want to > be > > available, and apart from Meta, I gladly offer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2016-11-17 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 5:32 PM, Andrew Lih wrote: > Love it or hate it, Facebook as a way of linking together Wikimedians > across languages is a big plus (eg. projects like #100wikidays). > Ooh, man, you're pushing my hot button topics! I proposed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open letter to the new CTO

2016-11-14 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 5:08 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > I have > explicitly asked where plans for the future of the editors and the parsr > unification project can be seen, and there has simply been no response. Do > those plans exist? If so, where are they, and why

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement by Wikimedia Board on Healthy Community Culture, Inclusivity, and Safe Spaces

2016-12-09 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I hope to continue this discussion, focusing on technical features/UX/affordances, at the 2017 Dev Summit in January. I welcome comments & ideas at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T149665. --scott On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 3:18 PM, Christophe Henner wrote: > Hello

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia

2020-08-06 Thread C. Scott Ananian
the "tea > party" astroturfing in response to the Occupy movements: > > > https://www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet/comments/hyoogt/is_this_accurate/fze7t5c/ > > Do you support Wikimedia Foundation AI being programmed to be explicitly > anti-classist? > > Best

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia

2020-08-05 Thread C. Scott Ananian
eday" this "may" have an effect on minority language groups if "somebody" ever gets around to doing it. We must make those investments proactively and with clear intention in order to effect the change we wish to see in the world. -- C. Scott Ananian _