[Wikimedia-l] FW: [Wikimediauk-l] Statement regarding Ashley Van Haeften, Chair of Wikimedia UK

2012-07-26 Thread joseph seddon
I believe this recent statement from the board of WMUK is of interest to this list. Seddon From: michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:02:36 -0700 To: wikimediau...@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] [WMUK Board] Statement regarding Ashley Van Haeften, Chair of

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Testing - High Traffic Experiment #2 - 4th July (USA)

2016-06-21 Thread Joseph Seddon
Wikimedia-l! Last month you'll remember I told you about an experiment where we used related banner content for fundraising, an idea suggest by User:Wittylama [1], and in that case taking the pop culture line with Game of Thrones. [2] Unfortunately the content specific large banner saw a drop in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anybody alive?

2016-02-24 Thread Joseph Seddon
I got distracted by a passing sheep. Seddon On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 6:47 PM, Richard Symonds < richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk> wrote: > I'm not actually here, I'm a sockpuppet using my wife's laptop. > > Richard Symonds > Wikimedia UK > 0207 065 0992 > > Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-29 Thread Joseph Seddon
Similarly the following remark was made by Patricio at the all staff meeting in November: *"I want all of you know that the Board unanimously agreed to support our current leadership."* I would ask for the sake of the staff and community that a speedy and clear explanation of whatever vote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
I must echo Ori. We have some brilliant, brilliant people who really are doing some fantastic work. The trouble is that as Brandon Harris has already confirmed on the Wikipedia Weekly facebook group. People are looking to leave. Actively. On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM, Ori Livneh

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook marketing inside pt.wikipedia

2016-02-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Rodrigo, I don't know of any example where Site Notice has been used in the past to point people to facebook. Although the intentions behind what is being proposed are good ones, I think there are probably issues that surround neutrality and with the very different privacy policy of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook marketing inside pt.wikipedia

2016-02-19 Thread Joseph Seddon
> > determine whether this is appropriate for the Portuguese Wikipedia are > the > > users of the Portuguese Wikipedia. Perhaps with a veto by the WMF Legal > > Team if there's some terms of service related reason this can't happen. > > > > Cheers, > > Craig > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook marketing inside pt.wikipedia

2016-02-19 Thread Joseph Seddon
of service related reason this can't happen. > > Cheers, > Craig > > On 19 February 2016 at 16:28, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > Hey Rodrigo, > > > > I don't know of any example where Site Notice has been used in the past > to > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
SarahSV, the rabbit whole goes far far beyond "mistaken ideas about the Knowledge Engine". Seddon On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:36 AM, SarahSV wrote: > On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 5:16 PM, James Alexander > wrote: > It is probably best for me not to get

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
In fact the rabbit whole goes far far deeper down the rabbit hole :P Seddon On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:42 AM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > SarahSV, the rabbit whole goes far far beyond "mistaken ideas about the > Knowledge Engine". > > Seddon >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Joseph Seddon
As a community member I found Katherine to be open, approachable and that she saw me, a volunteer, as an equal partner in the movement. As a staff member she has shown an exemplary level of professionalism, to have a real passion for Wikimedia, and solid understanding of the importance of trust,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Joseph Seddon
> > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ? > > > > How many orders are handled by this shop? > > > > Rupert > > On Mar 21, 2016 17:32, "Joseph Seddon" <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > > > In an ideal world th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-22 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hi Fae, Apologies for the length. I'll take your question into two parts: Firstly about how we use the funds. We are extremely explicit about how the proceeds are used: On the front of the store: *"We use the proceeds from the store to send thank you gifts to the volunteers who make Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey John et. al Apologies for the delaying in responding to the last few emails. I want to try and cover a couple of the points that been raised. I'll first start with the history. I am very much aware of the background surrounding merchandise, in particular the chapters and the changes in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Florence, Regarding your first question the shop is Foundation owned and run but hosted by Shopify, an e-commerce provider. [1] The orders are then sent to our fulfillment partner, SWAGBOT. [2] We have a staff contractor, Gretchen Holtman, who runs the shop for the Wikimedia Foundation. [3]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Joseph Seddon
What your saying makes sense. I'll take a look into this Jon and get back to you as soon as I can. Seddon On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 5:28 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hey Florence, > > Regarding your first question the shop is Foundation owned and run but >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Joseph Seddon
In an ideal world then I would definitely be pushing for a fully wikimedia hosted online shop. I completely agree with the principles you've raised. But moving in-house would require resources for building and maintaining an ecommerce workflow that I don't think we collectively can justify. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Joseph Seddon
: $29,933.74 Regards Seddon On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 4:41 PM, rupert THURNER <rupert.thur...@gmail.com> wrote: > How many orders are handled by this shop? > > Rupert > On Mar 21, 2016 17:32, "Joseph Seddon" <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > In an ide

Re: [Wikimedia-l] REMINDER: Invitation to upcoming office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

2016-05-11 Thread Joseph Seddon
A reminder that this is currently happening now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XazXyL-Ybjo - WMF Executive Director Office Hours Regards Seddon On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 6:22 PM, Gregory Varnum wrote: > Greetings, > > A quick reminder that the first office hours with

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Testing Update (Friday 6th May) - Hopefully the first of Many

2016-05-06 Thread Joseph Seddon
Greetings all, I wanted to give you a heads up about a small test WMF Online Fundraising will be running over this weekend. Following a suggestion from User:Wittylama we are for the first time going to be testing fundraiser banners that are content specific. [1] From now until Monday 9th May we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Testing Update (Friday 6th May) - Hopefully the first of Many

2016-05-10 Thread Joseph Seddon
e can be set per country, per project and per > language. Do this banner add also the possibility to set it by content? > > Kind regards > > > On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 6:34 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Greetings all, > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Testing Update (Friday 6th May) - Hopefully the first of Many

2016-05-09 Thread Joseph Seddon
hers, such as from > the Game of Thrones trademark owners? > > Pine > On May 6, 2016 09:34, "Joseph Seddon" <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > Greetings all, > > > > I wanted to give you a heads up about a small test WMF Online Fundraising

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Foundation ED search steering group created

2016-04-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Does Dariusz as a community selected board member not count? Seddon On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:26 AM, Tanweer Morshed wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I agree with Pine on his 3rd proposal. Including a representative from the > affiliates and another from the community into

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board level strategic planning?

2016-08-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Pine, The Wikimedia Endowment is specifically set up to *"act as a permanent safekeeping fund to generate income to support the operations and activities of the Wikimedia projects in perpetuity". [1]* The Endowment acts as the online projects safety net. It will be independent of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FW: My final email

2016-08-17 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Peter, So you can unsubscribe from the fundraising and WMF newsletter emails via that form and you will remain on lists such as Wikimedia-l. Hope that helps. Regards Seddon On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Peter Southwood < peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote: > That link says

Re: [Wikimedia-l] banner proposals

2017-02-06 Thread Joseph Seddon
As someone who supports community central notice campaigns, I must point out that this list is not the appropriate venue for any discussion that aims to arrive at any decision relating to such a banner campaign and any thread here would in no way directly result in such action. There are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download#Where_do_I_get_it.3F Seddon On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:55 AM, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, > No they are not backed up outside the USA. I am not so sure there are off > line backups/ > Thanks, >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2017 Wikimania Scholarships

2017-02-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
When you say "designed for 2016 Wikimania" what do you mean? Going through both of those for me seem to send me to a form referencing 2017. Do you have a screenshot of what you are seeing? Seddon On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Fæ wrote: > The link given in the email

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 35 year copyright termination

2017-02-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
There goes my hopes of my pension. Seddon On 28 Feb 2017 05:57, "Michael Snow" wrote: > On 2/27/2017 9:24 PM, James Salsman wrote: > >> ... provide a little more context for this thread >>> >> Beginning in 2036, Wikipedia editors will obtain the right to demand >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 35 year copyright termination

2017-02-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
I'm really sorry James... I suspect it may be the fog of my mind brought on by nighttime, but would it at all be possible for you to provide a little more context for this thread. :) Seddon On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 5:11 AM, James Salsman wrote: > This came up the other day

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Draft Code of Conduct for Technical Spaces

2017-02-26 Thread Joseph Seddon
I would like to also point out a central notice banner was displayed on Mediawiki.org to logged in users. Seddon On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 2:28 AM, Gergő Tisza wrote: > On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 4:44 PM, Adrian Raddatz > wrote: > > > A lack of other

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Japan - Focus Group and Survey Findings

2016-08-30 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hello wikimedia-l! Back in February of 2015, the fundraising team engaged Lake Research Partners (LRP) to conduct a detailed survey of English language Wikimedia readers . As we look to continue

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Japan - Focus Group and Survey Findings

2016-08-31 Thread Joseph Seddon
naire, focus group guidelines used) freely accessible somewhere on > Meta or Commons? > > Cheers, > Christof > > 2016-08-31 10:29 GMT+02:00 Michael Jahn <michael.j...@wikimedia.de>: > > > Thanks a lot for sharing, Seddon! > > Michael > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] GPS data shift

2016-10-04 Thread Joseph Seddon
So on this issue I currently only speak on the "bulk updating" issue and I would like to note that I do not speak for the discovery team who have the most focus on both geodata and Wikidata. However I do have a decent passing knowledge about this: This is a pretty complex issue compounded that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for the admin of CentralNotice on meta

2016-10-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Florence, There are several central notice administrators but I'll get to your request asap :) Seddon On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 7:27 PM, Florence Devouard wrote: > Hello everyone > > I am looking for the admin of CentralNotice on meta. >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 - 2016 Fundraising Report just published

2016-10-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey both, Apologies for the delay in responding,I have been meaning to respond to this. Lucas: So one of the biggest changes in Latin American was that the fundraising tech team integrated a new payment processor to accept both local currency and payment methods in a number of Latin America

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-11-28 Thread Joseph Seddon
to me and I would be happy to arrange a time with you. Many thanks Seddon On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 12:57 AM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hello! > > We are coming up to that time of year again with the launch of our English > fundraiser. Our E-mail camp

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-11-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
/Fundraising/2016-17_Fundraising_ideas#Current_Banner_Mockups On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 12:59 AM, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote: > Joseph Seddon wrote: > >We are coming up to that time of year again with the launch of our English > >fundraiser. Our E-mail campaign is already und

[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Community Feedback Sessions - Sign up

2016-11-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
Just a reminder that we are running community sessions relating to our online fundraising efforts over the next week. They will focus on new banner and email designs and new ideas for appeals. It's vital to get community input for the fundraiser since it ultimately represents our whole movement.

[Wikimedia-l] Open commenting on WMF Seeking Additional Resources for Structured Data on Commons

2016-10-26 Thread Joseph Seddon
that potentially accelerates software development for both Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata if these resources should become available. We would like to invite you to participate in a conversation about the plan [2] and look forward to your comments and thoughts. -- Joseph Seddon & Alex Sti

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Early Update - Fundraising

2016-12-07 Thread Joseph Seddon
> or will you go beyond the target as you did in the last two years? > > [1] > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/11/29/wikimedia- > foundation-annual-fundraiser/ > > On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:05 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Hell

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising - Social Media Update

2016-12-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
The Social Media team have been providing fantastic support of the English online fundraiser and we wanted to provide a quick update dedicated to that work. There were some cool images to go with but unfortunately our wikimedia-l mailman is dull and boring so here is a summary of their efforts: *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Seddon's Fundraising Question of the Day: Wikipedia in a media world

2016-12-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
ere going to be any published analysis of the WMF fundraising > questions? As the questions are targeted at members of this list, it > would be nice to post a link. > > I'm glad you have had lots of feedback from the exercise. > > Thanks, > Fae > > On 2 Decembe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Early Update - Fundraising

2016-12-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
It's mostly the fact that it's a low priority dump, isn't maintained actively, some of the queries used to produce it are old and probably need updating and some of them are definitely broken (the refund sheet certainly is). It includes some major gifts donations (which we don't include in our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Exciting update about development of structured data on Commons

2017-01-10 Thread Joseph Seddon
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data/Development Of any use? Seddon On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 2:28 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > Dear Wes > > Thank you for yet another prompt response. It seems almost churlish to say > that unfortunately that is

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

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Geni, So this is a style of banner that we have used on mobile over the last year. We have previously had good feedback about the mobile version with people feeling it was less obtrusive to the reader experience. This banner that you saw was one of our first attempts at seeing whether

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

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
ated ahead of time, on this mailing list and elsewhere. (Unless I > missed it, which would be my fault. > > Thanks, > > Pine > > > On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Hey Geni, > > > > So this i

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

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
th the flow. > > > > In the future I would suggest that this kind of change should be > > communicated ahead of time, on this mailing list and elsewhere. (Unless I > > missed it, which would be my fault. > > > > Thanks, > > > > Pine > > > > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
t 5:25 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > > > Finally we didn't get any interest in our fundraising feedback and design > > sessions last week and the week before so they were put on hold, however > if > > there are individuals who a

[Wikimedia-l] Seddon Fundraising Question of the Day #2

2016-12-05 Thread Joseph Seddon
We got some great responses from last friday's question and definitely some that we are going to test in our banner copy. So I will keep this format going for as long as people feel engaged. *Today's short answer question:* *Why is it important that everyone in the world have access to

[Wikimedia-l] Seddon's Fundraising Question of the Day: Wikipedia in a media world

2016-12-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
We are looking for ideas to build on the success of the fact matters series of banners based on the importance of wikipedia in the media world we live in today. Go to this form: https://goo.gl/forms/eOHRvlSeZVPwI3KJ3 Answer the question! There will be more. -- Seddon *Advancement Associate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
I suggest is fundamentally different from the expert > (Jelly, who is indeed extraordinarily good at what he does, even if that > one campaign did not turn out to everybody's liking), and is a > fundamentally different kind of engagement, from what you mention at the > end of your messag

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

2016-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
More than it represents a feasible concept that can be significantly improved upon. Reducing it's footprint, improving the look and feel so that it reduces its impact on the page. With regards to user appeals with photos: 1) They are notoriously difficult to be successful. We spent a whole year

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Store - Important Update

2016-12-07 Thread Joseph Seddon
As the year end approaches, here's a few important updates about the Wikipedia Store: Change in management: The Wikipedia Store project has moved under Michael Beattie [1] and his team of amazingly experienced donor support agents. Sandra Hust [2] will be the primary contact for internal orders,

[Wikimedia-l] Early Update - Fundraising

2016-12-06 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hello All! So originally we were going to send an update after the first two weeks but with so much going on and following feedback, I'll cover as much as I can in as brief a form as possible and more regularly than planned: - Banners limited: We have already begun limiting the number of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-22 Thread Joseph Seddon
Pine, Has there been a recent substantial discussion by the community surrounding promotional/biased editting paid or otherwise, which had an outcome resulting in a specific request for assistance or increased action by the WMF? If there hasn't, I do not see grounds for you to be expecting an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] March 2: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#9)

2017-03-07 Thread Joseph Seddon
And define "associated with". George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President is 8th cousin to Bill Gates for example (apparently) Seddon On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > Could anyone name major donors or consultants to the Wikimedia Foundation > who are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the Code of Conduct in force?

2017-03-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
This list is *a* community but it certainly does not constitute The Community™ nor are we the community affected by this code of conduct. I suggest raising this in venues appropriate to the particular community in question, in this case the technical community. Before bringing this topic here it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hi James. You can find out more about the Endowment here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Endowment Seddon On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:54 PM, James Salsman wrote: > The statements Yair quoted are appropriate unless you believe > "empower" in the Foundation's Mission

Re: [Wikimedia-l] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wikimania 2017 call for submissions

2017-04-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
REMINDER: Deadline for submitting presentations, panels, roundtables and workshops to Wikimania is *April 10*. You have TWO days remaining. The deadline for posters and birds-of-a-feather sessions remains *May 15*. Please see below for the call for submissions for Wikimania, and submit your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advertizing Wikimania (youtube) livestreams on centralnotice

2017-08-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Lodewijk, Thanks for the e-mail on this. I'll get back to you after the weekend with an expansive and complete response but wanted to acknowledge your e-mail and agree that there is plenty to learn from, plenty that needs discussion as a community and that we need to find out what our readers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advertizing Wikimania (youtube) livestreams on centralnotice

2017-08-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
cise at the time i checked). I found the number of > views a bit contrary to the number of potential visualizations of > English WP sites. > > all the best, > /gheorghe > > > On 18.08.2017 19:41, Joseph Seddon wrote: > > Hey Lodewijk, > > > > Thanks fo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding the endowment

2017-08-22 Thread Joseph Seddon
Rogol I don't understanding how you have interpreted this as a choice between community and stability. Could you explain? Seddon On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:08 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > Lisa > > Thanks anyway. Perhaps one of the members of the Board will comment, in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advertizing Wikimania (youtube) livestreams on centralnotice

2017-08-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Lodewijk, Apologies for the delay. This is my second attempt at replying because my first response was just getting bogged down in detail. So I'm going to jump into the crux of the issues. Given the resources that goes into Wikimania I do personally think that we have an obligation to try

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMFR financials, 1.2 mio budget, team of 15 FTE

2017-10-14 Thread Joseph Seddon
I believe that the 1.2million reflected Wikimedia France expenditure for the previous financial year. I suspect the staff numbers are simply out of date. Seddon On 14 Oct 2017 12:23, "rupert THURNER" wrote: > the linkedin page of emeric says that WMFR has 1.2 Mio Eur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
logged in for a while. > > > > Best, > > Lodewijk > > > > On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM, David Emrany <david.emr...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > >> a) This is incorrect > >> b) how many years would "for several years" enc

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners for logged-in users (was:How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?)

2017-09-12 Thread Joseph Seddon
say but I am constantly logged in and do see fundraising > banners every year. > > Each time when it was announced fundraising banners would come, I have seen > them logged in, in multiple countries. > > Romaine > > > Op dinsdag 5 september 2017 heeft Joseph Seddon <jsed...

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
Based on your definition of community does that mean that mediawiki developers are not part of the Wikimedia community? Are people who volunteer in the real world or teachers who incorporate Wikipedia into their classes not part of the Wikimedia community? Members of staff of GLAM institutions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CentralNotice help for Wikimedia Conference Russia / Oct.14-15

2017-09-26 Thread Joseph Seddon
e Russia in Moscow, Oct.14-15? > > At Montreal meeting with WMF staff (James Baldwin, Jaime Villagomez, > Winifred Olliff, Stephen LaPorte & Charles M. Roslof), it was said Mr. > Joseph Seddon would be the person to ask for help, but I got no reply to my > Sept.19 email. > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Rogol you yet again misrepresent what has been stated. Seddon On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 5:26 PM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > One proposal involves posters being asked to verify their real-life > identity to the list moderators. Perhaps the moderators will supplement > that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-24 Thread Joseph Seddon
whether this is the > sort of behaviour that she expects you to exhibit in a public forum. > > Reginald > > On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Real identity does not equal real-life identity. You can mask your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Real identity does not equal real-life identity. You can mask your pseudonymous identity and pose as a third party similarly pseudonymous individual. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet) Seddon ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

[Wikimedia-l] New style banner - A heads up

2017-08-23 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Wikimedia-l Apologies for the short notice. I wanted to give you a heads up on a banner test that will soon be going live. We've been working on a new style of banner that is specifically designed to have the same native look and feel as the rest of the site and interface. It's intended to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-05 Thread Joseph Seddon
WMF hasn't shown fundraising banners to logged in users for several years. Regards Seddon On 5 Sep 2017 08:33, "Lodewijk" wrote: > Hey Ori, > > I like the creative thinking :) For the fundraising that could indeed work > well (although I have no numbers on what

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners for logged-in users (was:How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?)

2017-09-05 Thread Joseph Seddon
gone wrong start reaching levels of sigma that not even I would attempt to claim :P Regards Seddon On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Strainu <strain...@gmail.com> wrote: > Changing subject, the other thread is about something totally different. > > 2017-09-05 14:38 GMT+03:00 Jose

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-24 Thread Joseph Seddon
The conference was born from the old affiliate model but that is not representative of where we are now and for all its flaws and advantages, the affiliate model has become very different. Affiliates in some cases really do represent, projects, languages and topics to varying degrees. In some

[Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Launch - Tues 28th November

2017-11-27 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all! I wanted to send a quick reminder that our English language fundraiser is officially launching tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 28th November, at 16.00 UTC) with some final systems tests running between now and then. ---Banners and Ideas--- You can see the all of our current most effective

[Wikimedia-l] Day 1 Update - Fundraising

2017-11-28 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all! Just a very brief update! ***We are live!*** Banners went up at 1600UTC. It's been 7ish hours and so far things are ticking over nicely! ***A blog!*** Lisa Gruwell and Megan Hernandez have written a blog post announcing the launch of the campaign and why every donation to Wikipedia is

[Wikimedia-l] English Fundraising Week Beginning Update

2017-12-04 Thread Joseph Seddon
==TODAY’S ASK == Today we are going to be testing a banner with a community quote included alongside the main appeal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple?banner=robin_20171201_dsk_lg_guardian_rosie=1=US This quote originated from a fundraising interview of Rosie Stevenson-Goodknight conducted

Re: [Wikimedia-l] non-technical community wish: Invitational essay authorship contest

2017-11-21 Thread Joseph Seddon
How is this relevant to wikimedia-l? Seddon On 21 Nov 2017 09:28, "James Salsman" wrote: > I offer $50 USD first prize and $25 for the runner-up for the best > twelve paragraph essay on the topic of whether college students are > likely to pay more in income taxes over

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - English Wikipedia Fundraising

2017-11-06 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all! Just a quick update and heads up on our upcoming fundraising activities. This quarter marks an exciting time for the Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising team as we run our English fundraiser, the largest campaign of the year. As with previous years, that means running banners on English

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising - End Week Update

2017-12-01 Thread Joseph Seddon
==REALLY IMPORTANT ASK== Before updating you on our first week. I have and ask We need your help. We've had some really close results with some of our best messages in banners recently. Rather than the fundraising team making the decision what to do, we would like the community to help us

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment: Updates

2018-05-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
"I am unaware of any laws which would prohibit WMF from publishing the entirety of executives' compensation details including their employment contracts, severance agreements, and the circumstances in which their departures happen." Pine, I often appreciate your view and input on a range of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hi James. Your suggestion is noted but there are lot's of things that we want to do with email but only a finite amount of resources in this area with which to achieve it so it'll be something for to thinking about in the future. Many Thanks Seddon On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:11 PM James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The other side of the crisis at WMFR

2017-10-20 Thread Joseph Seddon
I must echo Lodewijk's words. Washing dirty linen in public is beneficial to no one and damages everyone involved including those making the accusations. There will be and are lessons to be learned but right now there is a huge chilling effect from the presence of lawyers on many sides and there

[Wikimedia-l] Final 2017 Brief Update - Fundraising

2017-12-30 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, For those heavy users of the English Wikipedia, you'll have noticed its been quiet on the banner front over the last week or so. This was to give the team a much needed and appreciated break over the Christmas period. We'll be doing a final push over the next 24 hours and we will be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2018-02-18 Thread Joseph Seddon
The question is, does it need a successor? Seddon On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM, Pine W wrote: > For some time there have been periodic mentions of the idea of moving > Wikimedia-l to Discourse. [0] > > I am considering establishing a Discourse installation myself and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Proposals to Host Wikimania in 2020

2018-09-07 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hello Ellie, Is Wikimania still on its programme of "1 EU/US Wikimania" followed by an "Away Wikimania"? Seddon On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 11:44 PM Ellie Young wrote: > The Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia Foundation are seeking > expressions of interest from interested parties for >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome messages at arwiki

2018-01-24 Thread Joseph Seddon
This conversation started in the middle of the Christmas break following which I suspect many staff took extended holidays, most departments are in the middle annual planning and this week WMF are gathering for their annual all hands meetings. So lets firtst consider the fact that senior legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ask Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft to state wiki article source dates in voice?

2018-03-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
I don't think it's particularly user/design friendly Seddon On Wed, 7 Mar 2018, 16:22 James Salsman, wrote: > I wanted to share this because it's pertinent to issues with large > companies using our information without complying with the license > terms: > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ask Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft to state wiki article source dates in voice?

2018-03-08 Thread Joseph Seddon
That's a completely different and unrelated issue to the thread YOU stated. Whilst I'm impressed at your willingness to hijack your own thread to refer to a completely unrelated topic after only one response, it is unsurprising and I'm personally bored of it. Please stick to the topic at hand or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The fact-checked encyclopedia

2018-04-25 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Anthony, Apologies for the delay on this. To the best of our knowledge, this ad isn't being run by the Wikimedia Foundation nor any vendor of the Wikimedia Foundation. Regards Seddon On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 7:12 AM, Anthony Cole wrote: > That Google ad (describing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The fact-checked encyclopedia

2018-04-16 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Anthony. These emails came in on a weekend and today is a WMF holiday so I suspect it'll be another 24 hours or so before a response will get to you :) Regards Seddon On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 1:15 AM, Philippe Beaudette wrote: > I suspect that the ad in question is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1718 Fundraising Report now published

2018-09-30 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Pine! The potential for growth in fundraising in the various geographic locations is limited by a huge number of factors limited but not including: Population size, Per capita GDP/Purchasing power parity, Disposable income, Internet penetration rates, Wikimedia project penetration rates,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Spending per continent

2018-09-30 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Gerard. I don't know of one, but documenting that is outside of the Fundraising teams responsibilities and outside the focus of this report. I've started a new thread for any further queries relating to this. Regards Seddon On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 9:19 PM Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, >

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - October 2018

2018-10-25 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey All The end of the year is extremely productive, rewarding and very busy for the Wikimedia Fundraising team with fundraising occurring in 14 countries and 4 languages. Just a quick update on our fundraising activities. ===Online Fundraising=== - We were originally scheduled to run a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, The Wikimedia Foundation does not hold cryptocurrency in Bitcoin. Whilst we do accept bitcoin donations, this is currently done indirectly via BitPay which converts from Bitcoin/Bitcash to Dollars prior to receipt. This is documented on our Ways to Give page:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey Pine, I appreciate and understand your feedback about this subject line. For some time we have been trying to find an alternative subject line to -/This is a little awkward/-. That line works and works very well but we have found it very difficult to effectively translate and adapt into

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject lines for WMF fundraising emails

2018-11-13 Thread Joseph Seddon
"That hasn't been the case in the past when campaign goals are met." The fundraising team has actively sought to reduce the impact that raising donations has on readers. We covered this in a blog last year about the 2016 fundraiser: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/10/03/fundraising-banner-limit/

Re: [Wikimedia-l] when is the last time a one-line fundraising banner was A/B tested

2018-10-09 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, Coffee is always controversial when it comes to fundraising. I can assure you that my team constantly works to try to ensure that these lines are appropriate. Our biggest challenge has always been that this line has long been extremely effective. Looking back through our banners, it

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