Re: [Wikimedia-l] Only IP editing allowed on Wikipedia

2012-04-30 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM, WereSpielChequers werespielchequ...@gmail.com wrote: Having been logged off about ten times Our memcached cluster (which handles session information) has been experiencing stability issues in the last few weeks. Over the weekend, we rebooted all memcached boxes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst

2012-05-17 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Kat Walsh k...@mindspillage.org wrote: Also, I am having serious trouble wrapping my mind around James living outside the UK. We've confirmed through experimental visits to San Francisco that James can in fact exist outside the UK in a stable state. But let's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on IPv6

2012-06-01 Thread Erik Moeller
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Huib Laurens sterke...@gmail.com wrote: In our case here we give away /48 IPV6 to users by default. So I'm wondering, when a IP vandalize Wikipedia or any other project and a block will be placed, how is this done? Will the block just hit the IP or will it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on IPv6

2012-06-02 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi Risker et al, a few important points: * IPv6 adoption is still below 1% globally [1]. * It's likely that we'll encounter network-level issues well before we hit application-level issues during limited production testing. * In the event that we manage to resolve all issues, it's likely that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on IPv6

2012-06-04 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi folks, Mark Bergsma just shared the following recap with me, for those who are interested in the details of what happened at the hackathon and next steps. tl;dr: If all goes well we'll be ready to launch full production deployment on Wednesday, starting around 10AM UTC (MediaWiki engineers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Update on IPv6

2012-06-06 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM, Freek Dijkstra softw...@macfreek.nl wrote: I want to express my gratitude for all engineers who made this happen. Kudos and compliments to all of you. Credit goes to Mark Bergsma, Faidon Liambotis, Ryan Lane, Asher Feldman, Aaron Schulz, Chris Steipp, and many

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Announces 2012-13 Board of Trustees and Elected Officers at Wikimania in Washington DC

2012-07-12 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:14 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: It has been an honor to be a member of the Board, and I hope you will join me in welcoming Alice and Patricio. Thank you, Phoebe (and Arne!), for your service to the movement! And thanks to Ting for his work as Chair,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Apparently, Wikipedia is ugly

2012-07-27 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 4:41 AM, birgitte...@yahoo.com wrote: You must live in a very simplistic world, but I am afraid it does resemble reality very well. Here are how some various types of things and people are funded. Tool server=chapter. Developers= Mostly WMF but some chapter.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CNET News: Corruption in Wikiland? Paid PR scandal erupts at Wikipedia

2012-09-19 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: I believe part of the problem is that Roger may not be in the UK - he may well be in a hotel in Gibraltar with limited and expensive internet access. It's not yet been 48 hours since this all broke - give

[Wikimedia-l] Travel Project - Next Steps

2012-09-19 Thread Erik Moeller
Hello all, As recently announced [1], WMF will move forward in creating a Wikimedia travel project based on community request and support. We’re currently in discussions with the Wikivoyage community, who’ve expressed interest in joining Wikimedia’s project family as part of this launch. We’re

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project

2012-09-27 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: thanks for the offer :) That was indeed the situation I was referring to. It would probably be good to mention on the page who people should contact (first Erik, and he will send people from there?). I don't have any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project (James Heilman)

2012-09-28 Thread Erik Moeller
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I think there are enough options that we don't need to look further than domains that are already under the control of the WMF or a person/group who has stated in writing that they are willing to transfer the ownership. +1;

[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

2012-10-16 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi folks, a quick update on the launch of a travel project under the WMF umbrella, and the import of the existing Wikivoyage site. * The name of the new site will be wikivoyage.org, per community vote. Language domains will live at (foo).wikivoyage.org. * A mailing list has been set up at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

2012-10-16 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Erik, What languages are you launching with and what is the procedure for launching new languages? We're basing the initial set on the languages which are ready for import from Wikivoyage. At this point, it looks like that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming: WMF metrics/activities meeting - November 1

2012-11-02 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: The meeting will take place November 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM UTC. The IRC channel is #wikimedia-metrics-meetings [1] on irc.freenode.net. All documentation [*] can now be found here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

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

2012-11-02 Thread Erik Moeller
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:05 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: The question I am missing in this analysis (but perhaps it was discussed orally) is 'which organization/group/individual is best placed to execute this' and then I definitely agree that many events etc are probably

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

2012-11-05 Thread Erik Moeller
FYI -- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM Subject: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure To: Staff All wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org Hi folks, consistent with Sue's narrowing focus mandate, I’ve been thinking

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

2012-11-07 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM, Quim Gil quim...@gmail.com wrote: Whatever the result, I hope we end up with teams where software developers, sysadmins, product managers, designers etc are well mixed in focused teams going after clear common goals. Absolutely. Teams are assembled

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

2012-11-07 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Platonides platoni...@gmail.com wrote: You can see several teams in that page, with members from multiple sections. Which leads to the (naive?) question on what's the purpose of being splitted in those sections if then the work is done in teams with a

[Wikimedia-l] Are you planning a hackathon in 2013? Please let us know.

2012-11-10 Thread Erik Moeller
jHi all, a reminder to chapters and volunteers around the world -- if you're planning a hackathon, please let us know beforehand by adding it to this page: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_developer_meetings Consistent with Sue's recommendations to the Board, Wikimedia Foundation will

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

2012-11-10 Thread Erik Moeller
So, if you've not been following along on wikivoyage-l ( https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikivoyage-l ), you should know that Wikivoyage is now hosted on WMF servers. :) We're currently in beta, as there's still lots of smaller and larger issues to work through, including transferring

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

2012-11-10 Thread Erik Moeller
On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: httsp://en.wikivoyage.org/ Er, https://en.wikivoyage.org/ :) -- Erik Möller VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation Support Free Knowledge: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

2012-11-11 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton rodrigo.argen...@gmail.com wrote: Soo... We need to restart de pt.wikivoyage.org? One of the biggest projects?? This is true?? 2000 articles, importing by hand??? Hi Rodrigo, we were only able to import languages from Wikivoyage

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

2012-11-19 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 10:04 AM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: there is a lot of good reasoning in your mail. you talk of engineering functions and product functions already existing. which ones are these, what is their responsibility, and how many people work in these

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

2012-11-21 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org wrote: There is a blog post video circulating these days, about how GitHub Inc is organized as a company. They also manage a version control system promoting decentralized collaboration, plus other tools supporting this core goal and

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia/mapping event in Europe early next year?

2012-11-27 Thread Erik Moeller
-- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM Subject: Wikimedia/mapping event in Europe early next year? To: map...@lists.wikimedia.org Hi folks, it's been a long time coming, but we're finally gearing up for putting some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

2012-12-03 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: The campaign this year is hugely effective. The banners are smaller and the campaign will be significantly shorter than in previous years, and yet we will raise more money: that's excellent. I think the change that's

[Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2012-12-19 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi folks, to increase accountability and create more opportunities for course corrections and resourcing adjustments as necessary, Sue's asked me and Howie Fung to set up a quarterly project evaluation process, starting with our highest priority initiatives. These are, according to Sue's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: Big data benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

2013-01-03 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM, Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org wrote: It should be obvious that what is missing is discipline. An arbitration committee with expanded scope, with full-time members funded by the WMF (at arm's length for legal reasons), could go a long way towards solving

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Erik Moeller
As has been noted, Aaron (User:AaronSw) was a prolific Wikipedian since 2003 and a candidate in the 2006 Board election. His writings during his election campaign are worth re-reading: http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikiroads http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-11 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 1:06 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: I'd like to ask you or Gayle about how aggressive WMF is about recruiting outside of SF. I'm not Gayle or Garfield, but here's some simple data on the most recent hires: Sr. Software Engineer, Mobile - to be announced

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-13 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Hm, I guess a planning problem could be the root cause, but since Erik seems to be saying that WMF has found a number of good candidates outside of SF and yet the statement in the FAQ for the mid-year financials said

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

2013-04-04 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Sue or Erik: is there any update on this e-mail from November 2012? (Or some place interested folks should be watching for news?) In addition to the original note from November, please also see Sue's follow-up restructure

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The case for supporting open source machine translation

2013-04-24 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Though the Wikimedia community seems eager to add new projects (Wikidata, Wikivoyage), I wonder how it can be sensible or reasonable to focus on yet another project when the current projects are largely neglected (Wikinews,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The case for supporting open source machine translation

2013-04-25 Thread Erik Moeller
Denny, very good and compelling reasoning as always. I think the argument that we can potentially do a lot for the MT space (including open source efforts) in part by getting our own house in order on the dictionary side of things makes a lot of sense. I don't think it necessarily excludes

[Wikimedia-l] Wikidata Stubs: Threat or Menace?

2013-04-25 Thread Erik Moeller
Millions of Wikidata stubs invade small Wikipedias .. Volapük Wikipedia now best curated source on asteroids .. new editors flood small wikis .. Google spokesperson: This is out of control. We will shut it down. Denny suggested: II ) develop a feature that blends into Wikipedia's search if an

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

2013-04-28 Thread Erik Moeller
As background, relevant links I was able to find regarding the WMHK funding discussions: WMHK FDC proposal: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Proposals/2012-2013_round2/Wikimedia_Hong_Kong/Proposal_form Responses:

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Jared Zimmerman joins Wikimedia Foundation as Director of UX

2013-05-06 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi folks, It’s my great pleasure to announce that today, Jared Zimmerman will start as Wikimedia Foundation’s Director of User Experience. As UX Director, Jared will lead the design team and have a hands-on role on the team, contributing his own design work. It’s still a small team (Brandon,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-11 Thread Erik Moeller
On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: My understanding is that administrator rights have been removed from a small number of volunteers, but that those people still have basic editing rights. Far more than basic, actually. The WMF wiki is unusual in that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-13 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM, David Goodman dgge...@gmail.com wrote: Basically, you (in the plural) thought you could do better than the consensus, and therefore simply without rejecting it , did not implement it while you tried other things first. All these trials would have been good,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WikimediaMobile] Wikipedia Zero in Google search result

2013-05-29 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: I don't know if there's a general bug report about canonical URLs co. indexing, but there's one about Google messing up with 301/302 redirects which is spreading quite a bit lately. Erik wrote them to no avail some

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Welcome to Ken Snider, Wikimedia Operations

2013-06-06 Thread Erik Moeller
FYI :) -- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org Date: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM Subject: Welcome to Ken Snider, Wikimedia Operations To: Wikimedia developers wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org Hello all, I’m delighted to announce that Ken Snider is joining

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish!

2013-06-07 Thread Erik Moeller
Thanks for everything, Milos. It's been a pleasure and I won't be at all surprised to run into you again, if not in Wikimedia then in other free culture circles. There are lots of unfinished projects indeed -- for me, seeing the movement tackle increasingly hard and complex challenges successfully

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Toby Negrin joins Wikimedia Foundation as Director of Analytics

2013-06-17 Thread Erik Moeller
Hello all, it’s my great pleasure to announce that as of today, Toby Negrin is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as the new Director of Analytics. Toby will be responsible for leading the analytics team, which is responsible for enabling data-driven decisions in the Wikimedia Foundation and the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What community initiatives have made an impact on editor engagement?

2013-07-11 Thread Erik Moeller
On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org wrote: On July 11th at the next WMF Metrics Activities meeting, myself, Erik Möller, Howie Fung, Maryana Pinchuk, and Dario Taraborelli are going to deliver a short update on the state of Wikimedia editor communities. (For

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-22 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote: The concern is not about the validity of the Visual Editor project, or the quality of the work being done, but about the deployment process. Unfortunately, the rollout schedule for the visual editor was determined by the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-23 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine_w...@yahoo.com wrote: I still don't see a reflection in your mail that you take the feedback from local communities seriously. Romaine, we're not ignoring feedback. I'm asking James to weigh in with some details relative to the issues

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-23 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 10:06 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: This particular ongoing saga (refusing to provide an opt-out mechanism for VisualEditor) seems to largely echo past issues with treating Wikimedia editors as customers instead of colleagues. That's not the intent, and I'm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-23 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 6:16 AM, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net wrote: I just want to basically endorse some of the other comments being made here, which I think are quite insightful. If the goal of this project was to get the Visual Editor deployed on time and on budget, then the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-24 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 9:25 AM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote: Should that even be a concern? I mean, if lots of newbies and technophobes start using the Visual Editor and a bunch of us dorks who love writing markup don't, would that matter? That's a great question, Tom. :) We're

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-24 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:44 AM, David Cuenca dacu...@gmail.com wrote: I don't agree with Romaine's view that it is a cultural problem, but it is true that the WMF management seems to prefer to have all development concentrated in SF. Hardly. About half of WMF's engineering staff is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-26 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM, Everton Zanella Alvarenga everton.alvare...@okfn.org wrote: Speaking of template madness, the current horrible brokenness that are templates seem to be on the long term roadmap to be fixed. Fixing them requires breaking a whole lot, far more than a visual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-26 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 2:39 PM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: If WMF is serious about letting development activities grow in other countries this might be taken into account in FDCs allocation policy. For my part, I'm happy to offer feedback to the FDC on plans related to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-27 Thread Erik Moeller
On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM, Jane Darnell jane...@gmail.com wrote: I am happy to report that I just discovered what the problem is. I had turned off the Show edit toolbar option in my preferences (probably over a year ago), so I wasn't seeing the top part of the VE edit toolbar, which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-28 Thread Erik Moeller
On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net wrote: For the benefit of chapters that are interested in this space, can you offer any examples of projects that are of an appropriate size and type for a chapter to take on? It's a great question, Craig. One idea that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On the gentrification of Wikipedia, by Superbass (was: Visual Editor)

2013-07-29 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Jan Ainali jan.ain...@wikimedia.se wrote: I have not read the vision statement as it is the production of knowledge that need be availible to every human being, but the consumption. Actually, having co-drafted the Vision Statement (it was drafted at the October

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes at the Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising Team

2013-07-29 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: We all owe Zack enormous thanks and praise. No kidding - the accomplishments of the fundraising team have been amazing. In addition to supporting WMF's growth and thereby our ability to take on very ambitious and complex

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On the gentrification of Wikipedia, by Superbass (was: Visual Editor)

2013-07-29 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: Are there any wikitext constructions that are actually going to be deprecated? We don't know yet. We try to support almost everything. In addition to the unbalanced templates that Marc mentions, there are templates that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-30 Thread Erik Moeller
Hey Tomasz, this is a good way to start a new thread here, so let me respond. We've done the following with regard to the VE beta so far: - We've overall slowed down the beta rollout schedule; - We've excluded nlwiki from the phase 2 beta rollout; - We've switched dewiki back to opt-in; - We've

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On the gentrification of Wikipedia, by Superbass

2013-07-30 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM, James Forrester jforres...@wikimedia.org wrote: That'd be great, yes (and really easy to do using Parsoid's DOM) - we could do annotations, comments, content collapsing, etc. - but I can't see how it would work with wikitext in a way that would leave it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-30 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: de:wp convinced you. What would it take to convince you on en:wp? (I'm asking for a clear objective criterion here. If you can only offer a subjective one, please explain how de:wp convinced you when en:wp hasn't.) Hey

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk aboutVisualEditor

2013-07-31 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:51 PM, Peter Southwood peter.southw...@telkomsa.net wrote: You could start by making the edit links permanently visible and clearly labeled. Yeah, I've already requested this, since it seems like an easy win. The mouseover behavior is really not a good solution - it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talkaboutVisualEditor

2013-07-31 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 12:56 AM, Peter Southwood peter.southw...@telkomsa.net wrote: That should help, Any idea of when we can expect the change? Last time I discussed with Trevor he mentioned that it was a trivial fix (we just need to remove the hover effect), so let me bug them tomorrow :).

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-31 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 5:36 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: Certainly. However, it's the obvious question to ask, and a curious question to spend several paragraphs not answering. Erik, James - how did de:wp convinced you when en:wp hasn't? Hi David, I don't really agree with your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-31 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:41 PM, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote: I mean, look at how Jimbo sold the VisualEditor to the press at the start of the roll-out: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/wikipedia/10196578/Wikipedia-introduces-new-features-to-entice-editors.html ---o0o---

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-08-01 Thread Erik Moeller
Hey Kevin, contrary to your belief (and in spite of your desire to blame me ;-), I actually have a ton of respect for the opinions you've expressed throughout the process, and for the level of detail and time you've committed to it, including helping in a hands-on manner. I don't agree with you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-08-01 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Kevin Wayne Williams kwwilli...@kwwilliams.com wrote: The editor was able to change a 4 to a 5 in an existing table, that's true. Could that editor add a row? No. Add a column? No. Delete a row or a column? No. Are all of those operations part of the bare minimum

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and the politics of encryption

2013-08-30 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi folks, As many of you know, this week we enabled HTTPS for logged-in users of Wikimedia projects. See: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/08/28/https-default-logged-in-users-wikimedia-sites/ We have geographically exempted users geo-located to China or Iran from this [1], because these

[Wikimedia-l] Notification about Wikimedia user account security issue

2013-10-02 Thread Erik Moeller
the redaction process, so as to minimize any risk of a future mistake of this nature. Sincerely, Erik Moeller Vice President of Engineering Product Development Contact information Should you have any questions, please contact us via email to: accountsecur...@wikimedia.org You can also reach

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Notification about Wikimedia user account security issue

2013-10-03 Thread Erik Moeller
FYI. -- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM Subject: Notification about Wikimedia user account security issue To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org See also: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Someone wants to put their promotional photo on Wikipedia. What's best practices?

2013-10-11 Thread Erik Moeller
On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 5:23 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: There's also https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UploadWizard, which features a cartoon puzzle-flower that tries to explain free content. It's not a flower, just a small person with a misshapen head. Although it would

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Interactive WMF org chart

2013-11-08 Thread Erik Moeller
FYI -- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org Date: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM Subject: Interactive WMF org chart To: WMF staff Before Mark Holmquist moved on to projects like Parsoid, EtherEditor, BetaFeatures MultimediaViewer, he worked on a small

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Interactive WMF org chart

2013-11-08 Thread Erik Moeller
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: It would also be really useful if this could exist for the other Wikimedia organisations too - is that possible using this installation of the tool, or does it only work for one organisation at a time? It supports

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 11 wiki

2013-11-20 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 4:38 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: We provide a dump of the September 11 wiki's contents here: http://dumps.wikimedia.org/backups-of-old-wikis.html. Memorial sites, while depressing and touching, are completely outside the scope of Wikimedia's mission. I don't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 11 wiki

2013-11-20 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM, Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org wrote: Sure, but you can't undo it, once it is done. Maybe it was stupid to take on this responsibility, but deleting the site is not an ethical way to rectify the mistake. If you _really really_ want to take this on, please

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ongoing searches for Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director and VP of Engineering

2013-11-20 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Relatedly, there's now a position opening for a VP of Engineering (http://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=ods8Xfwu). Blog post with background:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] input.wikimedia.org?

2013-11-22 Thread Erik Moeller
I should also note that input.mozilla.org inspired MoodBar/the Feedback Dashboard extension (we actually met with the PM of the project several times before kicking off work on MoodBar/Feedback Dashboard), which can be used to collect feedback from users. We used it for collecting new user

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update Transition Team on Meta

2013-12-10 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: One related question: will the delay in finding a new Executive Director impact the search for a Vice President of Engineering? No. While it would be ideal for Sue's successor to be part of the process and we will look for

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

2013-12-12 Thread Erik Moeller
FYI :) -- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM Subject: Update on community advocacy liaison work To: All Wikimedia Foundation staff contractors Hi all, As many of you know, we recently brought on board a team

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2014-01-08 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: In general, I would personally like it if the WMF avoided accepting bitcoin. Today, bitcoin isn't really a functioning currency of exchange -- it's actually used more as an investment tool to create wealth that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2014-01-08 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:38 PM, Matthew Walker mwal...@wikimedia.org wrote: It is a significant undertaking to integrate a new gateway with our current code (think several man months of time related to coding, code review, donor services preparation, and testing; not including contract

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

2014-01-08 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 6:22 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: (Responding just on the general issue, not on the specific case.) Paid editing is not the same as paid advocacy (editing). This is a very important point. I agree it's an important distinction. I personally think it could be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

2014-01-13 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 8:56 PM, Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org wrote: Reversing the decline in editor population has been a major strategic priority of WMF for many years. You are saying you have never heard of it before? Well, here is some reading material for you:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: Well, after reading that, I am a bit uneasy. Has WMF agreed not to move forward if that discussion does not reach a consensus to do so? At this point, it looks unlikely that it will. The point of the RFC is to figure out

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

2014-03-20 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:59 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: clarify why Sandole was listed as a WMF Fundraiser contractor Presumably because the fiscal sponsorship was handled through fundraising, and HR simply tallies the contracts per department and didn't have the backstory.

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

2014-03-20 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote: The original job description (here https://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=o52lWfw8c=qSa9VfwQ) is on the WMF's page and says that Wikipedia, in cooperation with the Belfer Center... is seeking applicants for a Campus

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

2014-03-21 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 11:55 PM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: Eric, in this thread you are officially speaking for the WMF. Does the WMF really want to say it is ethical to have different accountability rules for funding organizations that want to use the Wikimedia brand because there are

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

2014-03-21 Thread Erik Moeller
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 1:08 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: Erik, you are a senior manager within the WMF. If you cannot resist offensive schoolboy sarcasm in your responses Just after talking about stomping down with its hobnail boots on Wikimedia UK, huh? :-) I'm sorry to have offended your

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

2014-03-21 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi all, I've just met with Lisa Gruwell and Sara Lasner about it to get more of a debrief of the situation. For the purpose of clarity, I'm looking into this on Sue's behalf while she's traveling; she should be able to look into it next week. As noted previously, this isn't a project I was

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

2014-04-01 Thread Erik Moeller
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: * The Stanton Foundation does not have a financial interest in these topics. With that said, Liz Allison, who heads the Stanton Foundation, and Graham Allison, who heads the Belfer Center, are wife and husband

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

2014-04-01 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 7:27 AM, Martijn Hoekstra martijnhoeks...@gmail.com wrote: Did the fundraising department regard it as their programme No, on the contrary, fundraising actively looped in other staff. Folks like Siko and Asaf were involved early on. That's how the advice to not turn this

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

2014-04-01 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 7:47 AM, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote: I have no problem *at all* with the fact that the Wikimedia Foundation paid an academically qualified expert to make edits to Wikipedia. In fact, I find it disheartening that the Foundation now feels it has to state that

[Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-15 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi folks, I'd be interested in hearing broader community opinions about the extent to which WMF should sponsor non-profits purely to support work that Wikimedia benefits from, even if it's not directed towards a specific goal established in a grant agreement. This comes up from time to time. One

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-16 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Frédéric Schütz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote: Within Wikimedia CH, this is an idea that we have discussed a few years ago: how can we support software and other communities that our community depends on, while avoiding to just give away money. In the end, we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-16 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Erik, there are cases in which this is clearly the right thing for us to do. 1) An annual 'supporting the ecosystem' program, that channels grants and visibility to important partners, seems interesting. Could this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-17 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:21 PM, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: The community guidelines are extremely complex, yes. I consider that an argument *in favor* of adopting simpler rules for staff, that exceed community rules. For a general idea, here are the kind of rules that could be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-17 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:24 AM, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: As a former staff member who actively sought out (and received very little) guidance on how to approach my approach to Wikipedia editing during my tenure, In other words, you were expected to apply good judgment. It

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-17 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:08 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: This is not the first time that Erik has been sarcastic and rude in an apparent attempt to close down discussion in public responses to whistle-blowers. Please. You are making a mockery of every whistleblower on the planet; it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-17 Thread Erik Moeller
On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: Seems like we really depend on MariaDB having strong support in the future, as an open source infrastructure requirement. We moved to Maria in part because Oracle is a terrible terrible steward of open source,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-17 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: After he was hired, Zack continued to use that account -- more responsibly, yes -- but he neither corrected the false statement on its user page, or disclose his connection to it. That is untrue; see

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