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

2012-05-16 Thread John
Ill run a quick benchmark and import the full history of simple.wikipedia to my laptop wiki on a stick, and give an exact duration On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:26 AM, John phoenixoverr...@gmail.com wrote: Toolserver is a clone of the wmf servers minus files. they run a database replication

[Wikimedia-l] CheckUser openness

2012-06-13 Thread John
wiki should be retrievable. John ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CheckUser openness

2012-06-13 Thread John
I am not a checkuser, I do not have access to checkuser-l, the CU wiki, or any other private information. This goes far beyond the one case, I was just using it as a recent example On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 13 June 2012 19:18, John phoenixoverr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CheckUser openness

2012-06-13 Thread John
:18, John phoenixoverr...@gmail.com wrote: This is something that has been bugging me for a while. When a user has been checkusered they should at least be notified of who preformed it and why it was preformed. I know this is not viable for every single CU action as many

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CheckUser openness

2012-06-13 Thread John
and balances. Giving all of this information to everyone, especially automatically, would make it almost infinitely harder for checkusers to do their job. James On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM, John phoenixoverr...@gmail.com wrote: Risker comment was basically lets not set a global

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CheckUser openness

2012-06-14 Thread John
I am not asking for full disclosure, what I am asking is that established user have the right to be notified when and why they are being checkusered. The evidence checkusers get do not need to be disclosed, Its as simple as: X performed a checkuser on you because Y at Z UTC that provides

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Throttling (was: Re: Please can someone put 50p in the meter)

2012-10-14 Thread John
If you are planning an event it is fairly easy to get your IP address temporarily whitelisted from the account creation throttle. You just need to know your IP address that will be used. On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Craig Franklin cr...@halo-17.net wrote: Can I second this one, we've run

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Throttling (was: Re: Please can someone put 50p in the meter)

2012-10-14 Thread John
IPs shouldnt get hit with an edit throttle, (it is really really high) On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: On 14 October 2012 13:59, John phoenixoverr...@gmail.com wrote: If you are planning an event it is fairly easy to get your IP address

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Throttling (was: Re: Please can someone put 50p in the meter)

2012-10-14 Thread John
Next time you get said message can you take a screenshot and let us know, (it is by default somewhere over 60/edits per minute) On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: On 14 October 2012 15:50, John phoenixoverr...@gmail.com wrote: IPs shouldnt get hit

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some of Wikipedia's most important tools are broken

2013-09-09 Thread John
Actually the toolserver's practice is not deactivating inactive users. Users accounts are active for 6 months. One month before the account is set to expire they start to receive email notifications . There are no less than 6 reminders sent out before the account is disabled. It takes less than 3

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia labs-tools

2013-09-11 Thread John
developers design and host tools (quite a few of them are long term stable projects)? and what can we do to remedy this? John ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2013-10-11 Thread John
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requesting_copyright_permission is from the otherside of the table but might be useful On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 3:49 PM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: For this category of people we have OTRS:

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

2013-10-11 Thread John
and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Donating_copyrighted_materials On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 11 October 2013 20:49, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: For this category of people we have OTRS:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24 TB for User:Dispenser on Tool Labs please

2014-07-03 Thread John
Im mobile right now, do this will be short. He is throwing a tantrum because WMF won't give him 24TB of storage for a project that has legal questionablity. So he is using his existing tools as leverage aka hostages to force the issue. I find that very bad behavior on his part On Thursday, July

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24 TB for User:Dispenser on Tool Labs please

2014-07-03 Thread John
I'm in the process of working with Dispenser to get said proposal written and the ball rolling. However this process will take some time On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: That all seems logical, appropriate, and aligned with our current procedures.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24 TB for User:Dispenser on Tool Labs please

2014-07-03 Thread John
Ill be blunt here, Dispenser's existing tools do not need more than a few hundred megabytes of space for storage. He however does have an idea for a set of tools (or one super massive depending on your perspective) which is a resource hog and will need a consult with WMF legal to OK it. Up until

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24 TB for User:Dispenser on Tool Labs please

2014-07-03 Thread John
As I said I'm waiting for feedback first. What I sent to Coren is just a rough draft. It will be posted to a wiki and more input will be requested. On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 8:56 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Hello John, On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM, John phoenixoverr...@gmail.com

[Wikimedia-l] Wayback machine

2014-11-03 Thread John
Does anyone have contact information for the wayback machine? I am trying to improve one of my tools for wikipedia, and am wondering if we can get a minor change/feature request implemented. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2014-12-31 Thread John
David don't get your hopes up. Given the WMF's tendency to shove idiotic, untested, and often unwanted software changes down the throats of users this surprises you at all? Just take a look at how either VE or media viewer where pushed out. It took the introduction of the super protect right to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding bot maintenance

2015-02-22 Thread John
I am a dev and am willing to replace a tool when it dies. I have a fairly large infrastructure of code that makes it fairly easy On Sunday, February 22, 2015, WereSpielChequers werespielchequ...@gmail.com wrote: One of the areas that I would like to see the foundation putting in money is for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright status of the mobile application button icons?

2015-04-18 Thread John
Most logos are copyrighted even from the WMF, for legal reasons. However this particular icon is well below the copyright threshold, and thus is not copyrightable. On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Aleksey Bilogur aleksey.bilo...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, what is the copyright status of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] [Pywikipedia-l] Fwd: API BREAKING CHANGE: Default continuation mode for action=query will change at the end of this month

2015-06-03 Thread John
to the last ticket is uncalled for. The user filed a report about missing features from compat, your response was basically We dont care, fix it yourself. On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 4:20 AM, Amir Ladsgroup ladsgr...@gmail.com wrote: Can you name one? On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 5:02 AM John phoenixoverr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] API BREAKING CHANGE: Default continuation mode for action=query will change at the end of this month

2015-06-02 Thread John
This is something that the pywiki devs need to fix in compat. Please dont give me shit about moving to core. I have yet to have it not fatally error out in less than 10 minutes of using it. There are still a lot of features that core doesnt have, or that are poorly implemented. On Tue, Jun 2,

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

2015-06-12 Thread John
Comets, I can answer that. From the dev who switched HTTPS on during prime usage times, complained about working 60+ hours this week, then left for the day. I get the impression that the WMF doesn't give a shit about those users who choose to opt-out of HTTPS for one reason or another. It's

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

2015-06-12 Thread John
This reminds me of the VE rollout debacle On Friday, June 12, 2015, John phoenixoverr...@gmail.com wrote: Comets, I can answer that. From the dev who switched HTTPS on during prime usage times, complained about working 60+ hours this week, then left for the day. I get the impression

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-25 Thread John
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deletionism_and_inclusionism_in_Wikipedia > > This is amazing. I think John Oliver should make a segment "Wikipedia > Deletionism - how is this still a thing?" > > I mean, is this a failure of Wikipedia community governance? Reading > about this seems deletionists are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread John
Like you where told, Having an article not assert notably, and having an article be non-notable are effectively the same thing for wikipedia. You provided several examples specifically cities and plant/animal species, both of those have inherent notability. However companies do not have such a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-27 Thread John
t; On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 7:39 PM, John <phoenixoverr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Im not sure you are reading section 14 correctly. It makes reference to > > Privacy Act (Privacy Act of 1974) and the privacy policy of the federal > > agencies involved in immigration enforc

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-27 Thread John
I must say the tone of the initial post to this is alarmingly biased and almost misleading. Yes the incoming president has placed a hold on releasing additional material. By no means does that imply that they will start censoring data that they release or in any way affect the private sector.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-27 Thread John
Im not sure you are reading section 14 correctly. It makes reference to Privacy Act (Privacy Act of 1974) and the privacy policy of the federal agencies involved in immigration enforcement and law enforcement agencies. IE the government can freely share information between agencies with regards to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocks of new accounts in Angola?

2017-02-22 Thread John
Let's wait and see what the IP info says. Might be case of an ISP routing everyone thru a single public IP. Or it might be a range block due to ip hoping disruption. On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:11 AM Vi to wrote: > Yep, none of them implied massive and preventive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocks of new accounts in Angola?

2017-03-05 Thread John
I cannot locate the original block in question but https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log/block=User%3A105.172.16.0%2F20 is now affecting the IP in question and it does look related to the copyright violation issue previously brought up in this thread. On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 6:16

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Using non-free elements vs our values (Apple Maps vs Wikipedia iOS app)

2017-03-21 Thread John
As a programmer myself I understand that free vs non-free causes more work for you. However you cannot ignore one of the foundations of the wikimedia movement because it makes a little more work for you. I honestly don't understand why you thought that Apple maps would be acceptable at all. You

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Using non-free elements vs our values (Apple Maps vs Wikipedia iOS app)

2017-03-21 Thread John
This reminds me of en wiki's non-free policy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Non-free_content_criteria#1 highlights the point fairly clearly Usage of non-free materials is often easier and higher quality than using the free equivalent . However Wikimedia's mission and goal's are to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What to do when the WMF is stingy with the community?

2017-06-28 Thread John
David Cuenca Tudela, Looking at the proposed grant you only asked for 36000, you get that, then you decided that the WMF is being greedy and you now want more money. If you need 72,000 should not your initial request realized that and adjusted the requesting amount accordingly? I will also note

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread John
enabling read access via Tor shouldn't be an issue, however editing should not be allowed due to high volume of known abuse from that vector. On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 1:43 PM, David Gerard wrote: > Editing may be a tricky one, particularly on en:wp, which has found > Tor exit

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread John
tion as well, > but you can sign in an edit. > > On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 7:47 PM, John <phoenixoverr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > enabling read access via Tor shouldn't be an issue, however editing > should > > not be allowed due to high volume of known abuse from that v

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread John
tion as well, > but you can sign in an edit. > > On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 7:47 PM, John <phoenixoverr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > enabling read access via Tor shouldn't be an issue, however editing > should > > not be allowed due to high volume of known abuse from that v

[Wikimedia-l] Looking for feedback on my funding proposal to work with UNESCO as Wikimedian in Residence

2015-01-26 Thread John Cummings
the endorse button. Please share with any individuals or groups you think would be interested I want to include as many language Wikimedia projects as I can. Many thanks Mrjohncummings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mrjohncummings -- *John Cummings - **Wikimedia UK volunteer* tweet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-02 Thread John Cummings
the attribution and which CC licence the images used. I'm currently working with UNESCO to release some of their archive and will most probably suggest this route which as a bonus creates a second large audience for the content on Flickr. Hope this is helpful John On 2 Feb 2015 22:52, James Heilman jmh

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-11 Thread John Lewis
following legal disputes. Superprotect in my opinion if used correctly is an essential tool which can prevent legal and technical issues that can in theory cause wide disruption. John -- John Lewis ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement

2015-08-31 Thread John Lewis
! And congratulations to Maggie - while she is not Philippe, she definitely will do her best to be the new Philippe. Regards, John Lewis ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimedia-l] Design the Wikispeech logo until December 4th, vote on designs until the 11th

2016-11-25 Thread john cummings
can find out more about the project, submit new logo designs and vote on existing logo designs here. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikispeech Many thanks John ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Sverige vs. the Visual Copyright Society in Sweden (BUS)

2017-07-10 Thread John Andersson
ympa-det-offentliga-rummet-istaellet-foer-att-gaa-paa-wikimedia-sveriges-linje-1360834> - A timeline of what has happened: https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/ Offentligkonst.se/Stämning Best, John - - - - John Andersson Executive Director Wikimedia Sverige Phone: +46(0)73-3965189 <073-396%20

[Wikimedia-l] Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails

2018-05-03 Thread John Bennett
ns, please contact the Support and Safety team (susa{{@}}wikimedia.org). John Bennett Director of Security, Wikimedia Foundation [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Password_strength_requirements [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ChangePassword ___

[Wikimedia-l] Social media cards for sharing from the Wikipedia app

2018-07-26 Thread John Lubbock
Just wanted to make you all aware of a useful new feature of the Wikipedia mobile app. You can share text from any Wikipedia page as a nice image by highlighting it, pressing share, and then choosing the app you want to share it to, like Twitter. See the images attached. Hope you all find this

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Sverige receives $65k+ in funding for our Library Data project

2018-08-27 Thread John Andersson
o-fully-transition-to-linked-data-2573975 <http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/kungliga_biblioteket/pressreleases/kb-becomes-the-first-national-library-to-fully-transition-to-linked-data-2573975> * Kind regards, John - - - - John Andersson Executive Director Wikimedia Sverige Phone: +46(0)73-39

[Wikimedia-l] Updates for failed logins and OurMine

2018-08-29 Thread John Bennett
Hello, The Security team will be putting together a brief summary of events for both of these incidents and plan on sharing an overview by Sept 7th. Thanks John Bennett ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updates for failed logins and OurMine

2018-09-07 Thread John Bennett
Hello, Additional details for the May dictionary attack and the 2016 OurMine attack have been provided at: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/phame/blog/view/13/ Thanks John Bennett On Mon, 2018-08-27 at 12:13 -0500, John Bennett wrote: > Hello, > > The Security team will be putting

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Sverige receives $324k+ in funding for the project FindingGLAMs

2018-09-06 Thread John Andersson
utions with specific types of collections that would like to work with the Wikimedia movement. Please contact the project manager John Andersson ( john.anders...@wikimedia.se) if you have any questions. If you are interested to take part, please sign up on the project portal at Meta:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Wikimedia Sverige receives $65k+ in funding for our Library Data project

2018-08-29 Thread John Andersson
Hi Giselle, You can read more about the project in English here: https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Strategisk_inkludering_av_biblioteksdata_på_Wikidata_2018/Background Best, John Den mån 27 aug. 2018 18:24Wikimedia Argentina skrev: > Congrats! Open data is the present and fut

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 172, Issue 4

2018-07-06 Thread John Andersson
a good mix of activities and I hope you will be able to scale even further in the years to come. I must also say that I am impressed by the large number of media mentions you've already managed to achieve. Best, John - - - - John Andersson Executive Director Wikimedia Sverige Phone: +46(0)73-3965189

[Wikimedia-l] Monthly skill share idea

2018-10-15 Thread John Lubbock
Hi all, after talking to community members at the London meetup yesterday, I want to suggest that we start running a monthly skillshare after work at the Wikimedia UK office. It would be good to organise a 12 month programme with skillshares on things like 'getting an article to featured article

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Sverige receives $55k+ in funding for project on audio files

2018-12-18 Thread John Andersson
to see what type of speech recordings can and should be stored on Wikimedia Commons and what kind of metadata should be included there; this project will help us clarify the needs. Please contact John Andersson (john.anders...@wikimedia.se) if you have any questions. As always, you can find the full

Re: [Wikimedia-l] GLAM Digest, Vol 89, Issue 11

2018-12-19 Thread John Andersson
://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Wikispeech_2019/Ansökan [2] WMDE's and WMSE's tech teams will share knowledge and insights ongoingly as part of the project - I am very excited about more inter-affiliate cooperation. Kind regards and happy holidays, John PS. If funded we will be looking to hire at least one

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Sverige receives a total of USD 500, 000+ in funding for three new projects, and a cost reduction of USD 30, 000/year

2019-03-28 Thread John Andersson
is considered so important for the infrastructure of the Internet. We are very happy that the agreement does not have an end date and that we have the possibility to grow significantly over time as well (while keeping the generous subsidy). Please contact John Andersson (john.anders

[Wikimedia-l] Security Notification: Malware creating fake Wikipedia donation banner

2019-01-24 Thread John Bennett
at Bleepingcomputer.com. [0] [0] https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-movie-file-infects-pc-to-steal-cryptocurrency-poison-google-results/ Thanks, John Bennett ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiConference North America live stream

2019-11-22 Thread John DeBruyn
I was up to with my mentor, Ward Cunningham and other pioneers in the early development of wikis and Wikipedia, during the 1990s and the early 2000s, https://wiki.c2.com/?JohnDeBruyn John, John DeBruyn, Golden, Colorado USA 80401, my current email address is debruynlawoff...@gmail.com, my cell phone

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 201, Issue 38

2020-12-13 Thread John Andersson
, John Andersson Executive Director Wikimedia Sverige Den sön 13 dec. 2020 13:02 skrev: > Send Wikimedia-l mailing list submissions to > wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/m

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda

2022-02-15 Thread John ADEKUNLE
This is massive... Congratulations John. A On Thu, Feb 10, 2022, 9:44 AM Camelia Boban wrote: > Hi everyone! > > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized > [1] *Wikimedia Community User Group* *Rwanda *[2] as a Wikimedia User > Group. The group

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ombudsmen commission

2012-04-24 Thread John Vandenberg
registration/scholarship queues -- that OTRS admins cannot see unless they give themselves access to it, which they wouldn't do unless they needed to for some reason. Is there an auditable log of these actions? i.e. one that OTRS admins cant doctor? -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ombudsmen commission

2012-04-25 Thread John Vandenberg
despite the lack of an audit trail, but I will continue to ask for one because I believe it is important. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust,_but_verify -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikipedia-l] Fwd: Harvard Library releases 12M bibliographic records under CC0

2012-04-26 Thread John Vandenberg
that. It might happen before 2015 or not. Andrea will run out of tears by 2015. ;-( Could we have one sister-projects IRC session in the near future? -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Watchlist email notifications enabled on all wikis

2012-04-27 Thread John Vandenberg
. https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30187 -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-28 Thread John Vandenberg
to happen. It would be nice if -NC and -ND had a time limit on them, after which the work becomes CC-BY or CC-BY-SA. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Afripedia, a project to help the development of Wikipedia in French-speaking Africa

2012-06-20 Thread John Andersson
Wow! This is such an interesting and cool project and I wish you all the best with it! It would be truly wonderful if Wikipedia finally could get a better coverage about Africa! John Andersson Wikimedia Sweden From: adrienne.a...@wikimedia.fr Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:47:14 +0200

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright information not digitised?

2012-06-23 Thread John Vandenberg
There are scans of most of the relevant records, and the records for books are also transcribed by Project Gutenberg and searchable at a stanford uni website. See en.ws template PD-US-no-renewal. The scans need to be transcribed to increase accessibility. On Jun 24, 2012 3:50 AM, Kim Bruning

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia founder's petition: Stop extradition of O'Dwyer

2012-06-25 Thread John Vandenberg
to stop the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer. I hope you will join me. - Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder We only have an English Wikipedia article about O'Dwyer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_O%27Dwyer -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA) needs your help

2012-07-02 Thread John Andersson
will forward it to Europeana.[3] Both me and the project leader, Lennart Guldbrandsson, will be at Wikimania and we would love to met and talk to you about this in person! I hope to hear from you soon! All the best, John - - - - John Andersson Wikimedia Sweden (WMSE) Event Manager, Europeana

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA) needs your help

2012-07-02 Thread John Andersson
. If you have any cool ideas that you would like to work on please let me know! All the best, John - - - - John Andersson Wikimedia Sweden (WMSE) Event Manager, Europeana Awareness Phone: +46(0)73-3965189 Email: johnandersso...@hotmail.com Skype: johnandersson86

Re: [Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!

2012-07-04 Thread John Vandenberg
Or a template at the top. 'This article relies on newspaper sources...please contribute better sources or tag with notability if you cant find any better sources.' P.s. This offtopic thread should be on Wikipedia lists as its not about the movement in general. On Jul 4, 2012 6:13 PM, Svip

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA) needs your help

2012-07-04 Thread John Andersson
instead of 1 month; or 3. Extend the contest forward from the 1st of May to the 15th of June, i.e. having it for 1.5 months instead of 1 month. What do you all think about these suggestions? Which one would you think makes most sense? All the best, John - - - - John Andersson Wikimedia Sweden

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is not free?

2012-07-08 Thread John Vandenberg
If wmf has trademarks secured, now is the time to release the copyrights and high res. versions. Idealistic maybe. But when we talk to the public, we talk about ideals. Its odd that community members cant put logos of community-run projects into slides. Its unfortunate that wikipedia doesnt meet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] speedydeletion.wika.com lauched

2012-07-21 Thread John Vandenberg
to the system will take a long time to become standard practise. Before trying to change New Page Patrol, you should try doing New Page Patrol for a few days. On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 4:33 AM, Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com wrote: John, and others. I have finally figured out a big

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Geolocalization improvement proposal

2012-07-23 Thread John Vandenberg
A location gadget would be a way to start. With a gadget, it is opt-in. On Jul 23, 2012 7:43 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: birgitte...@yahoo.com, 23/07/2012 14:28: I am unaware of what the shortcomings of the current system are and where any improvements would be felt.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject: IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility criteria and next steps

2012-07-24 Thread John Vandenberg
27/681/51985. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-29 Thread John Vandenberg
/Research_talk:Wikipedia_Education_Program_evaluation#random_sample . The quantitative method used there has its limitations, but similar methods are employed in independent (i.e non-WMF) research about Wikipedia in the academic literature. Do you have links to any relevant studies of the GEP? -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-29 Thread John Vandenberg
at https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/03/22/brazil-meetups-march/ -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Education] [WikiEN-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-30 Thread John Vandenberg
On Jul 31, 2012 1:43 AM, LiAnna Davis lda...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi John, On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Ive asked for more info at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Wikipedia_Education_Program_evaluation#random_sample I did my best

Re: [Wikimedia-l] : Copyright of deep space objects (DSOs) outside of the solar system

2012-09-17 Thread John Vandenberg
Where is the onwiki discussion about this? I could find '[1]' Or a wikipedia page that describes the copyright status of imagery of DSOs? John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Sep 15, 2012 1:25 PM, とある白い猫 to.aru.shiroi.n...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I am not seeking legal advice. I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] : Copyright of deep space objects (DSOs) outside of the solar system

2012-09-17 Thread John Vandenberg
Thanks. I didnt search. I looked in the last 250 revisions of the page. I didnt look back far enough. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Sep 17, 2012 8:42 PM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: Have you searched for it? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Archive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Page Curation launch on English Wikipedia

2012-09-26 Thread John Vandenberg
It's %!#?y nice. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Sep 26, 2012 4:47 PM, PARNALL Perry parnall.pe...@aol.com wrote: This is ok PARNALL Perry parnall.pe...@aol.com -Original Message- From: Fabrice Florin fflo...@wikimedia.org To: wikimedia-l wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread John Vandenberg
of rights, including WMUK. https://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Donor_Privacy_Policy -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Joint statement with the Foundation

2012-09-29 Thread John Vandenberg
to the Wikimedia UK board – A message from Roger Bamkin http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2012/04/changes-to-the-wikimedia-uk-board-a-message-from-roger-bamkin/ 5. What did you think of our annual report? http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2012/07/what-did-you-think-of-our-annual-report/ -- John

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Recruitment process for Secretary General of the Wikimedia Chapters Association

2012-10-11 Thread John Vandenberg
Stefan already started? -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Recruitment process for Secretary General of the Wikimedia Chapters Association

2012-10-11 Thread John Vandenberg
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 6:29 AM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: ... The resolution of the WCA is clear that the _first_ important goal is to incorporate. By 15 August 2012. It is a difficult decision, but it is not simplified by WCA's volunteer time being diverted to .. that should

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please can someone put 50p in the meter

2012-10-12 Thread John Vandenberg
Also working for me. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Oct 12, 2012 11:21 PM, Jim Redmond j...@scrubnugget.com wrote: No trouble here either. On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Philippe Beaudette phili...@wikimedia.org wrote: They're up for me... ___ Philippe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposed Wikimedia Medicine Thematic Organisation

2012-10-17 Thread John Vandenberg
this, as lawsuits for incorrect medical information will be very expensive. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meeting on Monday with Group Contacts for WM IRC channels

2012-10-17 Thread John Vandenberg
Is there a log of this meeting? John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Oct 15, 2012 5:15 AM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Greetings, For those who might not have seen the announcements in #wikimedia-ops and other IRC channels: There will be a meeting with the Group Contacts

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Question for Board

2012-10-25 Thread John Vandenberg
for purposes other than those described in the donation solicitation messaging. Impoverished long term contributors should get a job. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2012 Editor survey launched

2012-11-02 Thread John Vandenberg
. Not everyone on your target population is subscribed to a list whetr this offer has been made. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Oct 31, 2012 7:26 AM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, we have just launched the Foundation's 2012 editor survey; with invitations

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2012 Editor survey launched

2012-11-02 Thread John Vandenberg
collect all the survey data they can. Maximum ROI and all that. You can use models to select a subset of the 2012 data that would be comparable to the 2011 data. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Nov 3, 2012 10:58 AM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi John, On Fri, Nov 2

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread John Vandenberg
, but discussion would have resulted in better options being considered and hopefully enacted. We were given a good score for our 'terms and conditions' rewrite. We could have achieved the same with this bylaws update. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Nov 6, 2012 7:30 AM, Risker risker

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Serbia office

2012-11-21 Thread John Andersson
How exciting! Let me know if I can be of any (remote) help somehow! Cheers, John - - - - John Andersson Wikimedia Sweden Event Manager Europeana Awareness Phone: +46(0)73-3965189 Email: john.anders...@wikimedia.se Skype: johnandersson86

[Wikimedia-l] Please have a look at the new list of successful grant applications!

2012-12-03 Thread John Andersson
examples of other Chapters inspire you! All the best, John - - - - John Andersson Wikimedia Sweden Event Manager Europeana Awareness Phone: +46(0)73-3965189 Email: john.anders...@wikimedia.se Skype: johnandersson86

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please have a look at the new list of successful grant applications!

2012-12-04 Thread John Andersson
as well (but that one I cannot add yet as they have not released their press release yet). I can tell you that is connected to education, so if you are interested in that, be sure to keep an eye on the list the coming week :)./teaser Kind regards, John - - - - John Andersson Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proposed urgent Board of Trustees resolution without a meeting

2012-12-24 Thread John Vandenberg
else working in London...) Chris Hi Chris, It might be using geolocation; I see USA jobs on that search result. -- John Vandenberg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread John Vandenberg
How many languages _need_ this? Is it only one language-project? If you only need one IP address, to avoid censorship by one country, it should be achievable. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Dec 28, 2012 4:21 AM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote: I wish that http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congrats wikivoyagers!

2013-01-11 Thread John Vandenberg
, but I think it puts too much emphasis on the lawsuits: https://www.pcworld.com/article/2024997/wikipedia-launches-travel-site-wikivoyage-on-january-15.html Anyone found a better wikivoyage launch news stories that is accurate and can be accessed outside of USA and Japan? -- John Vandenberg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI versus OUTING

2013-01-27 Thread John Vandenberg
make a right. It sounds like you can inform press without breaking any confidences. Tell them the account name or IP and let them independently guess who it is. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Jan 22, 2013 12:09 AM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: A not really hypothetical

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