[Wikimedia-l] Bay Area WikiSalon for February 2017

2017-02-14 Thread J.
Hi, y'all. Is anybody traveling to the WMF offices in San Francisco next week? It is that time of the month. Everybody is invited. Newcomers and old hands welcome. Wi-Fi is available. Snacks and refreshments will be served, including adult beverages. Details and to RSVP:

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

2016-11-23 Thread J.
Hi, y'all. I apologize that I could not figure out how to snip this message with a Gmail reply. Scott: Do not forget "Email this user" (from user and talk pages) in our contact methods. Cheers! Wayne Calhoon [[User:Checkingfax]] 925-899-4051 Co-coordinator: Bay Area WikiSalon [1][2][3] [1] Meta

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Keeping historical documents related to Wikimedia

2017-01-13 Thread J.
"Rogol", Have you ever edited a Wikipedia article?[1] We are here to build a quality encyclopedia, not make popcorn! Wayne [1] https://tools.wmflabs.org/guc/?user=Rogol+Domedonfors On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 2:34 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > Gerard, > > (big snip) > >

[Wikimedia-l] Heads-up on Wikipedia Day 16 San Francisco

2017-01-06 Thread J.
Heads-up to any Wikipedia/Wikimedia peeps or interested parties that are going to be in the SF Bay Area on Sunday, January 15, 2017 starting at 2 p.m.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Meetup/SF/Wikipedia_Day_2017 Hope you can make it. Be sure to RSVP. Cheers! Wayne Calhoon (and Ben

[Wikimedia-l] Livestream and archive links for Wikipedia Teahouse presentation

2016-12-20 Thread J.
Hi, y'all. Coming up tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21 at 6 p.m. PDT is the monthly Bay Area WikiSalon series. We will have a livestream and archive for the benefit of remote Wikimedians or those unable to attend for one reason or another. The topic will be the Wikipedia Teahouse and the presenter

[Wikimedia-l] WD16

2017-01-15 Thread J.
Hi. Everybody is invited. SF's is today, Sunday afternoon, as are several others. For details, to RSVP, and to see the other US Birthday celebrations, go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/SF/Wikipedia_Day_2017 These are drop-in, drop-out events. Cheers! Wayne Calhoon,

[Wikimedia-l] Bay Area WikiSalon is meeting at Noisebridge

2017-03-22 Thread J.
Hi, everybody. If anybody is going to be in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. I wanted to alert you that we will be having an installment of the Bay Area WikiSalon series at Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace (temporary change of venue). Details and to RSVP (suggested):

[Wikimedia-l] Tonight is Bay Area WikiSalon at Noisebridge in SF and you are invited!

2017-03-29 Thread J.
Hi, Everybody. We are reaching out to any Wikimedians or WMF staffers that might be at the Wikimedia mothership in San Francisco today. We are meeting at Noisebridge hackerspace/makerspace (near 16th ST BART in SF) tonight and everybody is invited. Details and RSVP (helps us figure out the food

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-06 Thread J.
Instead of: * A photographer has to be given credit when the picture is used. How about: * The artist must be given attribution when an image is reused. Cheers! Wayne Calhoon (AKA Checkingfax) ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

[Wikimedia-l] Will you be at the WMF mothership Wednesday evening?

2017-04-26 Thread J.
Please join us in downtown San Francisco in you are at the Wikimedia Foundation mothership! The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather for the '''Bay Area WikiSalon''' series to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. We allow time for informal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A fundraising banner we'd like to try in a short test

2017-11-17 Thread J.
I like it. Gets right to the point. However, the wording is weasely: e.g.- "averaging about $15". I would vote to have it say "$18" and omit the redunantly redundant weasely "averaging about", then put a button for $1.50, recurring monthly. That will hit the $18. I am not sure why y'alls say

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Wikimania '18 Program Committee Members

2017-11-20 Thread J.
Count me in: Wayne Calhoon [[User:Checkingfax]] 925-391-0007 j.blackm...@gmail.com (please notice the dot between the "j" and the "b") On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 2:01 PM, Ellie Young <eyo...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Dear all, > > We are looking for members of t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fire Drill Re: Wikimedia sites not easy to archive (Was Re: Knol is closing tomorrow )

2012-05-17 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
I'd like to point out that the increasingly technical nature of this conversation probably belongs either on wikitech-l, or off-list, and that the strident nature of the comments is fast approaching inappropriate. Alex Wikimedia-l list administrator 2012/5/17 Anthony wikim...@inbox.org On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Event coordinators: how to create many accounts from 1 IP address

2012-05-24 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
There is indeed a page on en.Wikipedia specifically for requests for the Account creator permission : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Account_creator I don't know about other languages or projects. Alex 2012/5/24 Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org So, I often

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Internet Defense League RFC

2012-06-28 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
Could we keep this thread on topic please ? Alex 2012/6/28 Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com On 28 June 2012 22:59, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: Well I am not a deletionist, I am just pointing out that there is a very strange criteria for deletion on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
You can always check the list of users identified to the Foundation: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Identification_noticeboard Alex 2012/7/24 Anirudh Bhati anirudh...@gmail.com Hi Asaf, Thank you for posting this and a grand welcome to all the new arrivals in the GAC. ;) I see that some

[Wikimedia-l] FDC Eligibility Status

2012-07-24 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
Forwarding per request. Alex -- Forwarded message -- From: Melanie Brown mbr...@wikimedia.org To: foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org Cc: Garfield Byrd gb...@wikimedia.org, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:04:27 -0700 Subject: FDC Eligibility

[Wikimedia-l] Rejected email (was Copyright on Xrays)

2012-08-21 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
The email was rejected because, as indicated in the bounce message, the email was sent from an address not subscribed to the list. Such emails are not held pending moderation because of the quantity of spam messages. Alex 2012/8/21 Matthew Bowker matthewrbowker.w...@me.com Hi, all. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The new narrowed focus by WMF

2012-11-01 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
That is not wholly accurate. There was a news brief in the 8th of October issue of *The Signpost*[1] which in addition to individual subscriptions is also sent to wikimedia-l. *WMF to narrow its focus?*: Sue Gardnerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Sue_Gardner, the executive director of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Big Fat Brussels Gathering

2013-02-20 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
An area perhaps for the Legal and Community advocacy department ? Alex 2013/2/20 Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu I've replied on two things: regarding info collecting, that you were discussing, I believe WMBE can handle it (collecting names and numbers), no need for a chapter to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New design for the list info page?

2013-04-17 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
We can debate the details, but the principle of giving the front end a lick of paint appeals. What would make me very happy would be changes in the administrative interface, which currently reminds me of the old Honeywell 6000 series I first used. Alex 2013/4/17 MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Join

2013-04-20 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
These were attempts by jokoswt to subscribe to the list, which when I checked the membership list, he/she had managed to do. Alex 2013/4/20 Shlomi Fish shlo...@shlomifish.org Hi jokoswt, [ please reply to all recipients (Hit Reply all). ] On Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:19:58 +0700

[Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikimedia-l list administrator-moderators

2013-05-01 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
We are looking for new administrator-moderators for Wikimedia-l. Ryan Lomonaco left the team a while ago, and I plan on stepping down as soon as the new team is on board. The main role of an administrator-moderator is to approve or deny posts that get held up in the moderation queue (post made by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikimedia-l list administrator-moderators

2013-05-01 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
If your concern is in assessing whether or not a candidate is suitable to administer and moderate the list, then it can be a factor to take into account. I don't however agree that it should be a prerequesite. The software is trivially easy to learn to use. I had no prior experience, and I don't

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Please send this to the list, thanks: Subject: Program Evaluation and Design Workshop - Apply to attend! - June 22-23, Budapest

2013-05-08 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
Forwarding per request. Alex -- Forwarded message -- From: Sarah Stierch sstie...@wikimedia.org Date: 2013/5/8 Subject: Please send this to the list, thanks: Subject: Program Evaluation and Design Workshop - Apply to attend! - June 22-23, Budapest To:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikimedia-l list administrator-moderators

2013-05-10 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
As a reminder, the deadline for applications is this evening at 23:59 UTC. Alex 2013/5/1 J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov alexandrdmitriroma...@gmail.com We are looking for new administrator-moderators for Wikimedia-l. Ryan Lomonaco left the team a while ago, and I plan on stepping down as soon

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

[Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia-l administrator/moderator

2013-05-27 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
Please join me in welcoming our new Wikimedia-l list administrator/moderator, Richard Ames. Richard is a retired electronics technician and computer scientist living in Sydney, Australia. He started using the 'Internet' in 1981 to read USENET FAQs and communicate by email. He has been a Wikipedia

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] WikiData and WikiSpecies

2013-06-12 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
Alex 2013/6/6 Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com Ziko van Dijk, 06/06/2013 15:00: I also think that it should not be seen as blasphemy when someone suggests to reconsider a Wikimedia project. (Remember Asaf's session in Milan.) Isn't Wikispecies not already redundant because in

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] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-28 Thread Allan J. Aguilar
-have-been-freed/ Great news! But I'm wondering: if the CC BY-SA allows commercial use but the trademark does not, will there be any conflict? Could I now sell T-shirts with the Wikipedia logo on them? - -- Allan J. Aguilar ral...@vmail.me - ralgis@freenode - al...@jabber.ccc.de PGP: B387 F3B1 0F2C

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-29 Thread Allan J. Aguilar
to specific visual guidelines. Are the logos Free Cultural Works (as defined by Erik Möller on http://freedomdefined.org) or not? - -- Allan J. Aguilar ral...@vmail.me - ralgis@freenode - al...@jabber.ccc.de PGP: B387 F3B1 0F2C F46B 36AD FAFF 7BC3 594D F7C0 E1A3 OTR: E95CB6E6 22751983 CA8F3F67

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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Chief of Community Engagement to leave the Foundation

2019-11-15 Thread Paul J. Weiss
I find the disbanding of the Community Engagement department at WMF to be quite concerning. I will go so far as to say that I view it as a mistake that will have negative impacts well into the future. For one thing, the structure of an organization is in some sense a statement of priorities. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The wikisites looks like 1996

2019-12-15 Thread Paul J. Weiss
"I think we all generally endorse incremental improvements, instead of drastic overhauls." Um, that is clearly not true, since otherwise, for example, the original poster would not have sent out his message. For readers, I think many, if not most, would want a look and feel that works for them,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Recommendations and community conversations launching next week

2020-01-14 Thread Paul J. Weiss
I share the time concerns that Pine and Todd addressed. But my larger concern is about the purpose of this next community conversation. You say that the core team will summarize the community input, and then the community will have a week to "suggest changes to the posted summary so that it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Universal Code of Conduct draft for review

2020-09-11 Thread Paul J. Weiss
To expand on the last part of my previous post, one of the things that Peter and other posters are doing that is problematic in my eyes is phrasing their opinions as fact. It is quite clear to me why Dan was put on moderation. So it is a false statement to say that "this is patently unclear". I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Universal Code of Conduct draft for review

2020-09-11 Thread Paul J. Weiss
I for one very much appreciate that the moderators put Dan on moderation. I support sanctions for insulting and rude behavior. Peter--if you are looking for exact, quantitative criteria, you aren't going to get it. This is about impact of communication on the receiver, not specific words used by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board update on Branding: next steps

2020-06-26 Thread Paul J. Weiss
"but with more than 700 respondents it is not methodologically sound to change the survey now" This is preposterous and incredibly disrespectful to the community. It is not methodologically sound to continue a biased survey. If the Board and WMF truly want a methodologically sound survey, they

[Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on the rebranding initiative: "Movement"

2020-06-22 Thread Paul J. Weiss
[From my comments in the rebranding survey] "Movement" Please stop calling us a "movement". I am an active Wikipedia contributor, but I do not feel part of a movement. Know that I feel excluded when we are referred to as a movement. I would guess that most Wikimedians do not consider themselves

[Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on the rebranding initiative: Wikimedia vs. Wikipedia

2020-06-22 Thread Paul J. Weiss
[From my comments in the rebranding survey] Wikimedia vs. Wikipedia Our overall community centers around the current Wikimedia concept, not Wikipedia. Naming the whole from one its parts is ambiguous, confusing, and disrespectful to non-Wikipedia projects. The majority of the population of the

[Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on the rebranding initiative: Name of WMF

2020-06-22 Thread Paul J. Weiss
[From my comments in the rebranding survey] Name of WMF To me a trust implies one party relegating authority over a resource to a second party, who is expected to manage it well, and return it at some point to the first party or a third party. I do not see the WMF's role as including such as a

[Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on the rebranding initiative:: Other

2020-06-22 Thread Paul J. Weiss
[From my comments in the rebranding survey] Other "We network around our best-known brand to connect the movement together". That feels like marketing-speak. It is unclear what you are trying to communicate. I do not think that contributors of non-WP projects want to "network" around Wikipedia.