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

2013-05-17 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Very cool project. Do you know how many lakes are there in other European countries (or website/datasets)? It is for this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Emijrp/All_human_knowledge#Lakes 2013/5/16 Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se A new major botgenerating effort is now under way on

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

2013-05-19 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
common name is used by 645 unique lakes... (just to take care of the forkpages is a science in its own) Anders Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada skrev 2013-05-17 18:06: Very cool project. Do you know how many lakes are there in other European countries (or website/datasets)? It is for this http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] endangered languages project

2013-05-27 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Idea: Wiki Loves Languages (similar to WLM) 2013/5/23 phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com Perhaps of interest to many Wikimedians: the Endangered Languages project recently launched a new layout, making it easier to find and submit information on languages that are in the catalog of

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

2013-06-16 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Impressive numbers. Congrats. Can we have those species stubs and lakes in English Wikipedia? 2013/6/16 Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se 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/**

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

2013-06-18 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Seriously, are we discussing again about bot stubs yes, bot stubs no? Those users who want to submit complete 10-page articles, can move to the defunct Nupedia or the 'vibrant' Citizendium. This eternal discussion is so boring. 2013/6/18 Lydia Pintscher lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de On Tue,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Picturing Canada: historic Canadian photography now on Commons

2013-07-01 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Very interesting. Congrats! 2013/7/1 Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk Hi all, Today, the British Library announced the Picturing Canada project to mark Canada Day (1st July). Those of you who were at GLAM-Wiki in April may remember this collection: it's a digitisation of the Canadian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] NSA

2013-08-01 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
It is funny (but also sad) to see how people thought that Internet privacy was respected in Western world. Almost 99% only worried about China/Iran Internet monitoring and censorship but we had here the most comprehensive spy system logging every site you read. Wake up!

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

2013-08-07 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
This may work very fine for little stubs about repetitive stuff, like the introductions of cities (location, population, foundation date, country, etc). But, how will that work for the rest of sections of Berlin (history, geography, politics...)? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin 2013/8/7

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

2013-08-07 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Most times the best approach is a compilation of several approaches. Perhaps we can use the Denny system for the little introduction of articles (for example: geography, biographies) and optional automatic translation for the rest of the article. I mean, if you follow a red link in a little

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Internet.org and Wikipedia Zero ?

2013-08-23 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Looks like NSA has bought some new hard drives and needs moar data. 2013/8/23 Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com Hoi, But when they provide the infrastructure that allows our content to be seen by many more people, they do us a service. In the end it is what we are about. Last thing

[Wikimedia-l] The British Library releases 1 million images

2013-12-15 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Quote from full announcement http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/2013/12/a-million-first-steps.html We have released over a million imageshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibraryonto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Old Wikipedia logo is still widely used - what can we do?

2013-12-21 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Put a big red notice in the old images page descriptions saying that the logo is deprecated and that the new logo is available in [link to the new version]. So when people click on them from Google, they will read it. 2013/12/20 Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il Hallo. The old

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

2013-12-29 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
2013/12/29 Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 5:17 AM, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote: On 29 December 2013 12:55, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Can we please stop paying the Microsoft and NSA taxes The WMF doesn't. and start buying datacenter

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

2014-04-22 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
How many languages exist? |_ How many languages have written works? |_How many languages have UNICODE support? That is the max number of Wikisource projects we can create :-P 2014-04-22 15:12 GMT+02:00 Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com: On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM, Milos Rancic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Rarest records

2014-08-04 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwXayHbUQ2o https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record-Rama 2014-08-04 16:11 GMT+02:00 Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk: This is a good read in its own right:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Cinema editathon

2015-02-10 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
I like cinema and I'm really happy of seeing this. This list needs some help https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_film_archives 2015-02-09 17:04 GMT+01:00 Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com: Dear all, we are very pleased to announce our first editathon Wikipedia ama el cine (Wikipedia Loves

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of Wikipedia

2015-07-15 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
It is interesting to see the reactions, but it just shows the change in how information is saved, disseminated and consumed, from analog to digital medium. I am more worried about how many encyclopedias have closed in the last years. We are moving to a world where Wikipedia is the de facto

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 15 videos

2015-09-05 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Thanks for this Ivan! The last time I enjoyed Wikimania talks were Wikimania Argentina (2009), because there were some in Spanish too. I can write in English but listening is a bit hard for me. Subtitles are necessary to make the talks accessible to everybody, not only non-English speakers but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] LsJbot and geonames

2015-09-06 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
Congratulations for the stub creation, they are good (and better that those handmade stubs in other languages). About the Wikidata placeholder project, it sounds very interesting. 2015-09-06 2:40 GMT+02:00 Anders Wennersten : > Geonames [1] is a database which holds

Re: [Wikimedia-l] LsJbot and geonames

2015-09-06 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
2015-09-06 13:22 GMT+02:00 Steinsplitter Wiki : > Hoi, > > "Article Placeholders are automatically generated content pages in > Wikipedia or other mediawiki projects displaying data from Wikidata." > Seriously? RobotWiki? Do we really want this? Quality, not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
El mié., 20 mar. 2019 a las 7:48, Ariel Glenn WMF () escribió: > Only 45 minutes later, the gap is already over 2000 revsions: > > [ariel@bigtrouble wikidata-huge]$ python3 ./compare_sizes.py > Last enwiki revid is 888606979 and last wikidata revid is 888629401 > 2019-03-20 06:46:03: diff is