Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-14 Thread Josh Lim
started, if ever we will make his death meaningful. I expressed these sentiments in a Facebook note I wrote yesterday: https://www.facebook.com/notes/josh-lim/a-question-of-reflection-and-legacy-a-non-tribute-to-aaron-swartz/10151315708551878 Regards, Josh On Jan 15, 2013, at 6:29 AM, Everton

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are chapters part of the community and board seats for affiliates?

2013-02-22 Thread Josh Lim
On Feb 23, 2013, at 4:27 AM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote: The vast majority of volunteers like the idea that there is a Chapter they can turn to to ask for help, or to get their idea for a project reviewed, funded and looking official. If a volunteer came to a wikimeet with a brilliant idea

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are chapters part of the community and board seats for affiliates?

2013-02-22 Thread Josh Lim
On Feb 23, 2013, at 4:27 AM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote: The vast majority of volunteers like the idea that there is a Chapter they can turn to to ask for help, or to get their idea for a project reviewed, funded and looking official. If a volunteer came to a wikimeet with a brilliant idea

[Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2013-04-21 Thread Josh Lim
Hi, everyone. During the Wikimedia Conference, a number of Asian chapters and chapters-to-be have decided to discuss holding an Asian meeting during Wikimania 2013.  Affiliates in attendance were Wikimedia Hong Kong, Wikimedia India, Wikimedia Indonesia, Wikimedia Israel, Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Comments on compliance and the FDC Round 2 decisions

2013-05-02 Thread Josh Lim
Odd that we're making this suggestion, when in fact conditional eligibility already exists.  Wikimedia Philippines, for example, is conditionally eligible for FDC funding contingent on the completion of our deliverables (a grant report), which I believe was already delivered. Regards, Josh  

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Erik Zachte on bot-generated articles

2013-06-28 Thread Josh Lim
On the Tagalog Wikipedia, we call them usbong (new growth). Speaking of deleting categories of short articles: I wonder why some Wikipedias chose to do this? Aside from the Spanish Wikipedia, the Polish Wikipedia got rid of stub categories as well. Josh On Jun 28, 2013, at 8:46 PM, Santi

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Asia meetup

2013-07-30 Thread Josh Lim
Hi guys, The annual Wikimedia Asia meetup will take place during Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong!  While there's no definite time yet, we will definitely set off a lunch day for our meeting.  We have a lot of things to discuss, so I hope you guys can come in! :) For more information (and to sign

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please, let's save the Wikipedia - from itself

2013-09-04 Thread Josh Lim
I think what we need to consider here is where the loyalties of many of these so-called problematic editors reside, whether their dedication to maintaining the content where their expertise has been valuable has been harmful to the overall health of the community.  While I think we are all on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread Josh Lim
The Tagalog Wikipedia did not use bots, but we had editors doing it manually.   Users like Wikiboost, Booster Gold, etc. added hundreds, if not thousands, of articles in this manner, and that is not reflected in the statistics. Luckily though, this has largely stopped due to community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Quick Hello from New List Subscriber

2014-06-05 Thread Josh Lim
I’m generally pretty quiet on this list, but I figured I should respond to this. Wiadomość napisana przez Comet styles cometsty...@gmail.com w dniu 5 cze 2014, o godz. 14:03: meh, you are not a wikipedian unless you have been banned or blocked atleast once.. As a long-time Wikipedian who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Bangladesh has completed its local registration in Bangladesh

2014-06-10 Thread Josh Lim
On behalf of Wikimedia Philippines, allow me to extend my sincere congratulations to Wikimedia Bangladesh for completing its registration process! We know how hard it is to navigate through the bureaucracy, but this shows that all turns out for the better in the end. We look forward to seeing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Belgium as a Wikimedia chapter by the WMF Board

2014-09-04 Thread Josh Lim
On behalf of Wikimedia Philippines, allow me to express my deepest congratulations to Wikimedia Belgium for securing their affiliation! We look forward to you guys doing a lot of good for the movement, and to explore areas of cooperation between our two chapters. :) Regards, Josh Wiadomość

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

2014-10-18 Thread Josh Lim
Absolutely terrible. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Alessio last year, and in all the occasions that we’ve talked, I’ve found him to be deeply insightful and helpful. He will be truly missed by all of us. On behalf of Wikimedia Philippines, please allow me to share our deepest condolences,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the MediaWiki Stakeholder's Group

2014-11-10 Thread Josh Lim
I actually raised this when we were drafting the resolution. :P Josh Wiadomość napisana przez Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com w dniu 10 lis 2014, o godz. 20:27: PS: Stakeholder's or Stakeholders? Stakeholders or Stakeholders' would be correct. Stakeholder's implies there is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WaPo Wikipedia's 'complicated; relationship with net neutrality

2014-12-02 Thread Josh Lim
A developing country perspective is missing in this conversation, so I’m going to fill in the gap since I find it odd that we’re talking about developing” countries, when everyone who’s been participating in this discussion so far has been from developed countries. Wiadomość napisana przez

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Our final email

2014-12-20 Thread Josh Lim
We should remember here that different chapters have different capacities when it comes to fundraising. Now I won’t question Mathias’ point on the ability of addiliates to fundraise vis-à-vis the WMF’s desire to centralize fundraising, but there is one part of the e-mail that I *will*

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Josh Lim
Allow me to throw in some perspective here, since I think I stand somewhere between midway and the opposite end of the spectrum vis-à-vis this discussion. Wiadomość napisana przez Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com w dniu 4 sty 2015, o godz. 05:21: Hi Ilario, As said before, that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France travel policy Learning patterns

2015-03-10 Thread Josh Lim
This is great, Emeric! We’d be glad to take a look at this. :) For our part, Wikimedia Philippines has a travel policy as part of our Expense Policy, and it’s been working well for us for the last 3-4 years now. We’ll be glad to share our policy as well.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-08 Thread Josh Lim
Hi Viswa, Thank you for this stirring tribute. Wikimedia Philippines and the Filipino Wikimedia community would like to share its deepest condolences and we hope that his family will be okay in this most trying of times. He will be sorely missed by both Malayalam and non-Malayalam editors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-11 Thread Josh Lim
analysis of the issue is on Quora, which everyone on this list may read about here: https://www.quora.com/Wikimedia-Lawsuit-Against-the-NSA-2015/How-do-Wikipedia-editors-feel-about-the-lawsuit-against-NSA/answer/Josh-Lim-8 https://www.quora.com/Wikimedia-Lawsuit-Against-the-NSA-2015/How-do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-03-31 Thread Josh Lim
I’m sorry, Andreas, but I cannot in good conscience support your stance calling for the closure of Wikipedia Zero, coming from a country that has so far benefited from the program not only in terms of the number of new readers that we have, but also potentially pave the way for more users as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-01 Thread Josh Lim
Hi Jens, In the absence of any meaningful alternative, what should we do then? Close down Wikipedia Zero and let the developing world languish in the dark? We talk of a more sustainable way to bring free knowledge (which is far more than Wikipedia)”, yet we’re not seeing anything coming out

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

2015-06-14 Thread Josh Lim
Uh, I’m from a Third World country, and while I know the Internet here in the Philippines is shitty, I don’t think the WMF can be blamed for that. I’ve been using HTTPS for quite a while now and for the most part, it works normally. Let’s try to avoid overly generalizing the developing world

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-06 Thread Josh Lim
I can probably speak for those communities. On the whole, the logic behind the Lsjbot experiment was simple: build it and they will come. So far though, this hasn’t happened. We from the Tagalog Wikipedia were also approached for this experiment, but we know what happens when bot-generated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-07 Thread Josh Lim
6, 2015 at 2:04 PM, Josh Lim jamesjoshua...@yahoo.com wrote: I can probably speak for those communities. On the whole, the logic behind the Lsjbot experiment was simple: build it and they will come. So far though, this hasn’t happened. We from the Tagalog Wikipedia were also approached

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-07 Thread Josh Lim
Allow me to correct myself: my last line should read bot-generated articles ALONE won’t jump-start a community, as the Cebuano and Waray examples have shown. Josh Wiadomość napisana przez Josh Lim jamesjoshua...@yahoo.com w dniu 7 lip 2015, o godz. 10:01: Hi Anders, While I would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-07 Thread Josh Lim
. A. [1] http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikipediaWAR.htm#wikipedians On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 2:04 PM, Josh Lim jamesjoshua...@yahoo.com wrote: I can probably speak for those communities. On the whole, the logic behind the Lsjbot experiment was simple: build it and they will come. So

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017

2015-10-01 Thread Josh Lim
Thanks for the heads-up, Chung-ming. If this is true, then this is absolutely incredulous on the part of the Foundation. After the Wikimania 2016 bidding process, the Manila team was asked by Ellie to consider submitting a bid for Wikimania 2017. We are currently in the early stages of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017

2015-10-01 Thread Josh Lim
Thanks for the heads-up, Chung-ming. If this is true, then this is absolutely incredulous on the part of the Foundation. After the Wikimania 2016 bidding process, the Manila team was asked by Ellie to consider submitting a bid for Wikimania 2017. We are currently in the early stages of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-04 Thread Josh Lim
> On 5 Oct 2015, at 05:03, Pavel Richter wrote: > > BUT: That is not the main point. The main point is that Wikimedia now has > replaced a broken process. And we should celebrate that. (And if it turns > out that the new process does not work, than it will be changed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-05 Thread Josh Lim
Hi Marc, > Wiadomość napisana przez Marc A. Pelletier > w dniu 05.10.2015, o godz. 23:03: > > I know that the steering committee contacted our team (tentatively, very > early in the year) in part because they were aware that we were already > fully

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-05 Thread Josh Lim
Hi Marc, > Wiadomość napisana przez Marc A. Pelletier w dniu > 05.10.2015, o godz. 23:03: > > I know that the steering committee contacted our team (tentatively, very > early in the year) in part because they were aware that we were already > fully set to host Wikimania in

[Wikimedia-l] Community consultation on the future of Wikimania

2015-12-02 Thread Josh Lim
Hi everybody, Last October, Siko committed to a community consultation on the future of Wikimania scheduled for November.[1] However, November came and went, and nothing has happened since then. As a matter of course, I have to ask whether the WMF is still committed to holding a community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell <3

2016-02-09 Thread Josh Lim
Dear Anna, I can’t thank you enough for all the work you’ve done to help us get to where we are today. We wouldn’t have an Education Program, nor would we have been able to effectively leverage our partnership with Smart Communications here in the Philippines, if it weren’t for your efforts.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Josh Lim
I am happy to see María returning to the Board, though I wish it took place under happier circumstances. I have confidence in her wisdom and her ability to help steer us out of this mess, though I certainly hope that she’ll be able to commit to whatever it is that James was fighting for while

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread Josh Lim
Thank you, Patricio, for the heads-up. I’m sure that it must’ve been difficult for everyone, especially those on the Board. It was very honorable of Arnnon to step down in deference to the community, and I hope that while we may be indignant at his past actions, we can continue to find places

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-23 Thread Josh Lim
Lane, it’s one thing to have nominees. It’s another to win the election. Global South candidates obviously didn’t win the community-selected seat selection, so I’d approach with some skepticism the possibility that we’ll suddenly have a Board member from those regions of the world as a result

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI - was Re: [Board-l] Fwd: WMF etc.

2016-01-22 Thread Josh Lim
Hi Fae, I’m subscribed to this mailing list using a Yahoo! e-mail address, and the problem also happens in reverse: some e-mails end up in my spam folder. The problem is so bad that I’m contemplating switching my subscription to a different e-mail address, but hopefully I won’t need to do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Affiliations Committee appointments, January 2016

2016-01-24 Thread Josh Lim
Hi everyone, First of all, I want to congratulate everyone joining (or re-joining) the Committee this cycle. Some of the Wikimedia movement’s best minds will be joining the rest of the Committee, and I have full confidence in Rosie, Emna and Tanweer—three wonderful Wikimedians who I’ve come

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Philippines Board of Trustees and officer elections

2016-07-11 Thread Josh Lim
Dear Wikimedians, On June 18, 2016, Wikimedia Philippines held new elections for our Board of Trustees, serving a two-year term from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. They are: * Relly Bautista (previously served from 2010 to 2013) * Romnick “Nick" Coros (new) * Josh Lim * Reyton “Boj&quo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-25 Thread Josh Lim
; the deadline. Unfortunately, since that deadline was mandated by the legal > notice requirements in your chapter agreement, rather than something > determined by the Affiliations Committee or the Wikimedia Foundation, there > was no further relief that we could give you. > > Reg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-24 Thread Josh Lim
If you folks seriously think that we weren’t being “accountable”, then I have serious doubts about how this process will remain sustainable. I’m sorry, but this process has been exceedingly demotivating for everyone involved. I’ve been trying to keep myself composed throughout the entire

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-24 Thread Josh Lim
d communication? Were there extenuating circumstances > regarding why Wikimedia Philippines was not able to produce the required > documents? Was active communication between Wikimedia Philippines and > affcom ongoing? > > James > > On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:19 PM, Josh Lim <ja

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-25 Thread Josh Lim
;      Hello Josh, >>> >>>      The WMF and the AffCom have decided not to disclose further >>>      details of the very serious governance issues in order not to hurt >>>      the movement and the reputation of the people involved. Please, >>>