Re: [Wikimedia-l] How Wikimedia could help languages to survive

2014-04-23 Thread Comet styles
A few years back i came with an idea, I know wikimedia is not fond of advertisements but what if we advertise wikipedia? There is a nice big EMPTY space on the bottom left side of wikipedia. Make a script/feature/extension which detects the person browsing the wiki's IP and shows them a link to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Quick Hello from New List Subscriber

2014-06-05 Thread Comet styles
I know most on this list use their real names. not everyone, most of us believe MZMcBride is not even a dude!! :O ... oh and welcome banned user \\// meh, you are not a wikipedian unless you have been banned or blocked atleast once.. On 6/5/14, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Trillium

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Superprotect user right, Comming to a wiki near you

2014-08-11 Thread Comet styles
Erik, I wonder, did you have discussion with other staff and moreso, the technical staff before you went ahead and implemented this and also something most of us are wondering, just because dewiki did not accept your enforcement of MediaViewer, did you abuse your authority and force the technical

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Coming to a wiki near you

2014-08-17 Thread Comet styles
yes but mediawiki is a software, not an add-on or as the kids say these days, an App which is what Media Viewer is. Enforcing something with more than a 100 bugs (and counting) is indeed not a very super idea..Fix the bugs or atleast half of them and maybe then try enforcing them (as WMF ignores

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

2015-03-10 Thread Comet styles
for an organization taking on the NSA for spying..why are we using https? doesn't that show that we are already scared of them and running with our tail between our legs? On 3/10/15, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl wrote: this sounds exactly as a thing we, as a movement, need institutional

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

2015-06-13 Thread Comet styles
China and Iran blocks https (and WMF thinks https is more secure than http when it can be EASILY blocked lol) so people in these countries used wikipedia on http, so some here think that these countries are spying on them by forcing them to use http, but that https block in this countries was NOT

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

2015-06-12 Thread Comet styles
Congrats, you just made internet shitty for all 3rd world countries and did you people even bother to find out how it will affect users in China or Iran where HTTPS is BANNED?. On 6/13/15, Tito Dutta trulyt...@gmail.com wrote: Great job. :) Thanks for informing [PS. to members, you may read

Re: [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-07 Thread Comet styles
contrary to the name, it doesn't actually have 'internet access' ..they can read, but not contribute.. On 9/8/15, Jane Darnell wrote: > Good idea. I watched a report on TV where they said some refugees have been > waiting for years for processing. It would be nice for them to

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

2016-01-02 Thread Comet styles
We should probably start with our high and mighty leader, Jimbo, just like everyone else, He should now be 'elected' into the BoT, no more free seats..Wikimedia has now grown to an extent where we may no longer need him to run the foundation or to hold a deciding vote on issues where he has his

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

2016-01-02 Thread Comet styles
Ofcourse you wouldn't see it, but still, as this issue kept dragging on, things came to light and most of us here do not agree at all with the outcome...James was elected by the community, he was not another random person the community did not trust or hear of before being added to the board which

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

2016-01-02 Thread Comet styles
"My fellow trustees need no reason beyond lack of trust in me to justify my removal. No reason beyond that is needed per our board by laws." Trust does go both ways, so its either 'The Hateful Eight' who are at the wrong here or just 'James'...This firing comes around the time when our Project

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

2016-01-02 Thread Comet styles
I'm quite aware of what James was trying to achieve (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Doc_James/Foundation) and I'm fully in support of his ideas so if whatever he did was related to one of those he mentions on the link, then its quite understandable why right now I'm on his side and not on the

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

2016-01-09 Thread Comet styles
The major problem is and has been for a while is that we have people in the hierarchy who do not understand how the wiki works, most have never made an edit out of their 'hidden' wikis or userpages on wmfwiki or meta.. How can one trust a product in the hands of someone who does not use it? ..We

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

2016-01-09 Thread Comet styles
Jimmy has always been biased so I personally won't trust his words but the way this is playing out, its like James somehow revealed the pass codes to the WMF Nuclear launch codes or something...did he? A board made up to govern a community driven project filled with people no one voted in decides

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

2015-12-28 Thread Comet styles
Wikimedia is still a democracy, even if the people running it aren't ..as someone pointed out above, he was selected by over 1800 "contributors" and i have personally seen him make 'minor' mistakes, none justifying why he was removed.. This is quite unbecoming of an organisation that prides itself

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

2015-12-29 Thread Comet styles
Well the longer this drags on, the more likelihood of us getting a "false" answer ..it takes seconds to speak the truth, but days to connive a lie..so i doubt we will get the 'truth' or atleast the full truth.. On 12/30/15, Craig Franklin wrote: > Thanks Brad for

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

2016-01-28 Thread Comet styles
Since Jimmy is now also on the board for 'The Guardian', maybe its about time he stepped down from the WMF board? And regarding James, it honestly no longer matters why he was 'fired', its obvious the board is filling up its stocks in google employees (lol) and it won't likely change even after

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update from the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Comet styles
Indeed, Steinsplitter, they are 'buying time' hoping they can sweep everything under the rug within a week, unfortunately for them, a few news sites have picked up on the drama including BBCArrnon may have step down, but the issue is still there, what's to stop WMF from hiring another person

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

2016-02-26 Thread Comet styles
What kind of ED would you like to see? * Someone who knows how the wiki works or atleast has basic knowledge on how to "edit" wikis. * Someone who wants to work on "building" the encyclopaedia, not the bureaucratic side which our last ED was more focused on. * Someone willing to work on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The reinstatement of James Heilman

2016-02-26 Thread Comet styles
Well the keyword in "trustees" is the word "Trust" and as far as i can see James was the ONLY one that was forthcoming with what happened back in December, the others decided to keep their mouth shut and let it slide which obviously, made it worse and out of control.The community has over the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lawrence Lessig for ... WMF

2016-02-26 Thread Comet styles
Lawrence Lessig is an excellent suggestion, probably would be my Candidate A for the job if he wasn't 'besties' with Jimmy Wales..we have already had issues with the staff and board working together in secrecy without the community's knowledge, we should not have to go through it again.. I agree

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

2016-02-26 Thread Comet styles
I was banned on this mailing list last month for pointing out Lila's incompetency as a leader..I just hope the next ED we have is fully vetted before they are selected and I'm really hoping that we get someone with a "wikipedia" background for a change.. Why don't we hire someone who know the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are inline donor banners something we view as acceptable?

2016-12-08 Thread Comet styles
Spamming to ask for donations so that they don't spam again until December 2017 (Y) On 12/2/16, Pine W wrote: > OK, thanks for the info. I'll be interested to read a summary of the > campaign when WMF is in a position to create one, which I'm guessing might > be in January

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looks familiar?

2017-07-23 Thread Comet styles
if anything, wikimedia stole their idea :P -- Cometstyles ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: