Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia mobile application development

2012-04-11 Thread MZMcBride
Thank you very much for the detailed and insightful reply. Tomasz Finc wrote: On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Mobile seems to have two branches these days: (1) the mobile versions of the sites; and more recently (2) specific mobile applications. Branch 1

[Wikimedia-l] Contribute box on wikimediafoundation.org

2012-04-29 Thread MZMcBride
notice via a MediaWiki gadget. When viewing any page in the Talk namespace, you'll now see the contents of Template:Contribute below the page title. The relevant code can be found here.[2] MZMcBride [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Template:Contribute [2] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on IPv6

2012-06-02 Thread MZMcBride
? I wondered what Risker was referring to as well, so I looked up IPv6 + privacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6#Privacy. After reading that section, it's still unclear to me whether IPv6 is significantly more privacy invasive than IPv4. MZMcBride

[Wikimedia-l] Purpose-driven motivation

2012-06-19 Thread MZMcBride
their free time on such projects. I imagine some people on this list have already seen this, but it's new to me and I thought I'd send it along in case others found it interesting. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TVTropes deletes all pages with Rape in title under advertising pressure.

2012-06-26 Thread MZMcBride
. (incidentally, is there a general term for this 100% freedom vs -except not allowed to take away freedom- rule?)) Libertarianism. Also, the SOPA strike wasn't necessary; it was disruptive and foolish. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

2012-07-09 Thread MZMcBride
wider promotion on Meta etc. Party is on #wikipedia-ru@freenode You've successfully disrupted an educational resource in the name of political advocacy. Stooping to the level of vandals... that'll show 'em. Party on. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's use of Mingle

2012-07-16 Thread MZMcBride
a very barebones page at the moment. If anyone who's familiar with Mingle (particularly the Wikimedia Foundation's use of it) could glance at or improve the page, that would be great! MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia goes on strike

2012-07-17 Thread MZMcBride
), working around those disruptions to further Wikimedia's aim of spreading free educational content is a worthwhile endeavor. Purposefully disrupting access to Wikimedia wikis through blackouts is contrary to Wikimedia's primary aim. MZMcBride

[Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-07-26 Thread MZMcBride
Hi. How is the fund-raising goal determined each year? Is there a fund-raising goal set for the upcoming fund-raiser (the one beginning in November 2012)? Is there a guideline or policy regarding what happens once the fund-raising goal is met? MZMcBride

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

2012-07-29 Thread MZMcBride
Thomas Dalton wrote: On Jul 29, 2012 7:01 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Risker wrote: This is a very good point, Thomas. Why exactly is there no place on a community wiki where this is being discussed? Instead it is being discussed on a mailing list to which the vast majority

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

2012-07-30 Thread MZMcBride
this idea. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread MZMcBride
that only has 400 articles is terrible, but it's not as though the English Wikipedia or any other established Wikipedia with millions of articles wants 10,000 unused templates either. MZMcBride [1] Wikis have been previously compared to children. Creating a wiki is like creating a baby, yes you should

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-02 Thread MZMcBride
David Gerard wrote: On 2 August 2012 05:13, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: This appears to be an unprecedented power-grab by the office of the General Counsel. Um ... that's a bizarre perception. Is it? I read through the page at Meta-Wiki and couldn't help but notice that every

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-03 Thread MZMcBride
Stephen LaPorte wrote: On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: My question, more directly, is: if the SOPA action from January 2012 were held in August 2012 (following the implementation of this new statement from the General Counsel's office), would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Should we lock StrategyWiki?

2012-08-12 Thread MZMcBride
somewhere. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Should we lock StrategyWiki?

2012-08-12 Thread MZMcBride
communities or projects into multiple beautiful-but-subcritical communities which fade over time. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-08-20 Thread MZMcBride
James Alexander wrote: On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: P.S. I happened to notice at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising that the Chapter Fundraising Agreement is not public (looks like it's hosted on internal.wikimedia.org). Do you know who I'd talk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AFT5: what practical benefits has it had?

2012-09-22 Thread MZMcBride
consensus before being widely deployed, right? Has that happened? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2012-10-18 Thread MZMcBride
intent is to rabble-rouse, you're doing it wrong. :-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2012-10-18 Thread MZMcBride
MZMcBride wrote: Theo10011 wrote: Sue Gardner started working on this document on Meta a couple of weeks ago - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Sue_Gardner/Narrowing_focus Well, there's your problem. You're reading the talk page! You want the subject-space page, of course: https

[Wikimedia-l] Info action

2012-10-22 Thread MZMcBride
this list or file a bug at https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info action

2012-10-23 Thread MZMcBride
, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: for some users (such as administrators), certain additional fields (such as the number of page watchers) will be displayed. Why is this for admins only? Good question! There's a thorough explanation of the background of this at https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Romney and copyright

2012-10-29 Thread MZMcBride
in particular, he seems to be very pro-corporation/pro-business, so I don't expect any major changes to copyright law should he be elected President. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

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

2012-11-02 Thread MZMcBride
Bishakha Datta wrote: On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: It would be nice if someone could export the linked presentation from Google Docs and upload it to wikimediafoundation.org (or Wikimedia Commons) as a PDF or ODP (or both). I don't think we should rely

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog contributions; make participation invitation more obvious

2012-11-02 Thread MZMcBride
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Blog/Guidelines) is a wall of text. I'm not sure who could resolve this issue or how it's best tracked. I guess via filing a bug in Bugzilla? If there's a central point of contact for the blog, it'd be great to know who that is. MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AFT5: what practical benefits has it had?

2012-11-10 Thread MZMcBride
MZMcBride wrote: Dario Taraborelli wrote: A full roll out of AFT5 on the entire English Wikipedia is scheduled for Q4 2012. Do you have a link to on-wiki consensus for this idea? I was under the impression that the ArticleFeedback tool was developed as an experiment. It needs a discussion

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

2012-12-05 Thread MZMcBride
, but in terms of comparison to other years, this year has apparently just blown them away: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:FundraiserStatistics. It's very impressive work and I hope nobody on the fundraising team feels as though it's gone unnoticed. MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

2012-12-29 Thread MZMcBride
and the WediaMiki Foundation. ;-) [/snip] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2012-August/062843.html MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Rationale for fundraising record?

2013-01-06 Thread MZMcBride
January and that the next annual fundraiser is many months away, but do you have any idea when this year you'll be having a discussion about these trade-offs and where? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-01-10 Thread MZMcBride
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Non-disclosure_agreements. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Rationale for fundraising record?

2013-01-13 Thread MZMcBride
Zack Exley wrote: On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: In previous discussions, there were questions about trade-offs and I think you mentioned that the Wikimedia community would have to make some choices about certain implementation details (e.g., stickiness

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread MZMcBride
problems. We can do better. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] OTRS summaries and statistics report, 2012

2013-01-22 Thread MZMcBride
Keegan Peterzell wrote: 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OTRS/Reports/2012 2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OTRS Nice. Thanks for putting this together. :-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

[Wikimedia-l] Loading remote resources on Wikimedia wikis

2013-02-08 Thread MZMcBride
on Meta-Wiki somewhere? Does anyone know? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising testing

2013-02-20 Thread MZMcBride
stories? I assume it's funneled through OTRS or something, but I'm not actually sure. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's support of OTRS

2013-02-20 Thread MZMcBride
software, and/or moving the response system elsewhere. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's support of OTRS

2013-02-20 Thread MZMcBride
you pick/build that manages the e-mail. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's support of OTRS

2013-02-21 Thread MZMcBride
to remain pretty distant from unfiltered volunteer replies to e-mails, from a legal standpoint, but maybe someone from the Wikimedia Foundation legal team can chime in on this point. Thanks again for your post. Some of the background info in particular was enlightening. MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's support of OTRS

2013-02-21 Thread MZMcBride
David Gerard wrote: On 21 February 2013 12:07, Sumana Harihareswara suma...@wikimedia.org wrote: [Sumana does ALL THE THINGS] This is a wonderful response. Thank you! Completely agreed. Thank you, Sumana! It seems like we're headed in a good direction. MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-03-05 Thread MZMcBride
MZMcBride wrote: As I understand it, many Wikimedia Foundation employees are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Is there a copy of the current version of this non-disclosure agreement anywhere? I briefly checked Meta-Wiki and wikimediafoundation.org, but didn't see anything off

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-03-05 Thread MZMcBride
(people with access to rt.wikimedia.org, shell users, et al.). I suppose we should begin to expand the page on Meta-Wiki. Cunningham's Law will kick in, as necessary. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-03-05 Thread MZMcBride
as a reference point for other non-profits and similar organizations. It'd be nice to see it re-posted at some point. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-03-06 Thread MZMcBride
as a volunteer from a couple years ago to help with fundraising after I no longer contracted for the foundation in order to access the donations CRM. Out of curiosity, if you sign an NDA as a volunteer, what is the disclosure period, then? Is it indefinite? MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-03-06 Thread MZMcBride
is almost equally entirely arbitrary about who is and isn't required to identify themselves to the Wikimedia Foundation. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-09 Thread MZMcBride
for sharing them. (Though I did feel a slight pang in my heart when I remembered that S.F. had stolen Kat and Greg from us.) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Grants Program Retrospective 2009-2012 published

2013-03-13 Thread MZMcBride
just want to say thank you for the transparency here. :-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-13 Thread MZMcBride
Hi. I've started collecting notes about a possible Wikimedia or Wikimedia Foundation endowment here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Endowment. Any additional relevant links to past discussions or thoughts about this idea are welcome on that page, its talk page, or this mailing list. MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-14 Thread MZMcBride
of members support this, of course)? Thoughts on how to figure out what the next step here is would be really appreciated. (Particularly looking at you, Philippe, given your work on both the strategic plan and the licensing vote. Gerard's Law and all. ;-) MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-14 Thread MZMcBride
Philippe Beaudette wrote: On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: (Particularly looking at you, Philippe, given your work on both the strategic plan and the licensing vote. Gerard's Law and all. ;-) For the record, I didn't do the licensing vote. :) Erik gets all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-14 Thread MZMcBride
Erik Moeller wrote: On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: It costs about $2.5 million to keep the sites operational for a year. How did you come up with that number? I used to say $2 million, but Roan recently told me that it had probably gone up since

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-16 Thread MZMcBride
the volume of past discussion about this idea, I'd really prefer not to look back at this mailing list discussion in two or three years and still not have made forward real forward progress. ;-) If you have other ideas about next steps here, please share! MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-18 Thread MZMcBride
would make a lot of sense here and now. Thoughts? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] open positions at WMF

2013-03-19 Thread MZMcBride
work, but I find it easy to imagine some OTRS volunteers reading this and wondering what's going on. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2013-04-02 Thread MZMcBride
2012? (Or some place interested folks should be watching for news?) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2013-04-05 Thread MZMcBride
Erik Moeller wrote: On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Sue or Erik: is there any update on this e-mail from November 2012? (Or some place interested folks should be watching for news?) In addition to the original note from November, please also see Sue's follow

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Gadgets

2013-04-07 Thread MZMcBride
/Extension:Gadgets. It sounds like maybe you want merchandise? Or something similar to that. Just a thought. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Favicon notes

2013-04-13 Thread MZMcBride
For the curious: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Favicon. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2013-04-17 Thread MZMcBride
investigating. Thank you for working on this! MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2013-04-24 Thread MZMcBride
translation endeavor, virtuous as it may be. If an outside organization wants Wikimedia's help and support and their values align with ours, it's certainly something to explore. Otherwise, surely we have enough projects in need of support already. MZMcBride

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

2013-04-28 Thread MZMcBride
they are leading to the most impact possible. Is the FDC commenting on the Wikimedia chapters here or on the Wikimedia Foundation (or both)? The scope of both the FDC and these comments is unclear to me. MZMcBride [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/FDC_members/Current_round [2] https

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

2013-04-30 Thread MZMcBride
seed money. What needs to happen in order to ensure requests like this are met if membership fees and sponsorships aren't sufficient? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Accommodation best practices

2013-05-02 Thread MZMcBride
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WH#Accommodations I've been trying to organize best practices documents here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Best_practices. :-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

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

2013-05-11 Thread MZMcBride
of wikimediafoundation.org stresses how transparent the organization is. This is a pretty disappointing day. I'd be interested to hear what Gayle, Philippe, or the Board has to say. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

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

2013-05-11 Thread MZMcBride
volunteers that keep the projects running. When the dedicated and trusted volunteers leave, their (paid) jobs will soon follow. Wikimedia simply isn't sustainable without trusted volunteers. Slapping them in the face does what? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l

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

2013-05-11 Thread MZMcBride
agree with these policies that remove all non-staff from positions of trust? Do you agree with creating tiers between staff and everyone else? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

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

2013-05-11 Thread MZMcBride
-Wiki at www.wikimedia.org. This is a step in the wrong direction. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2013-05-11 Thread MZMcBride
and who have chosen to not say anything that are bothering me the most. It's unsurprising that you and many others aren't very active anymore. :-/ You're so much better than they deserve. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

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

2013-05-11 Thread MZMcBride
Nathan wrote: If the conflict was primarily with MZMcBride (which seems to be the case), then it was a bit cowardly to overhaul the entire scheme on the site in order to avoid telling him to knock it off. What'd I do? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l

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

2013-05-12 Thread MZMcBride
an obligation to act here. What remains unclear is why. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] movement blog, not WMF blog, was: Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-13 Thread MZMcBride
://wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sean_Whitton are now out-of-date and there are a growing number of requests for an account (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMFACCOUNT). But we can wait for Gayle to return in a week or so. Address questions to her. MZMcBride

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

2013-05-20 Thread MZMcBride
. MZMcBride [1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-ambassadors ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-25 Thread MZMcBride
. It's particularly frustrating that wikis make mistakes very easy to undo and yet somehow that process has completely failed us here. We encourage boldness, as the next steps (a reversion and discussion) are supposed to be easy. I suppose this principle doesn't apply to a wiki coup. MZMcBride

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

2013-05-27 Thread MZMcBride
K. Peachey wrote: Can you please file this in bugzilla https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org? https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48856 MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Protecting the Encylopedia vs Destroying a human

2013-05-29 Thread MZMcBride
billinghurst wrote: ... or there is the old saying of let sleeping dogs, lie Heh, you seem to be in Eats, Shoots Leaves territory here. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-05-31 Thread MZMcBride
of a Wikivoyage logo by a few weeks or not using this procedure for the selection of the next Wikivoyage logo. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-06-01 Thread MZMcBride
are free to choose their own identity. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-06-02 Thread MZMcBride
in the first place but then gave in on the trademark claim simply misses the point. Very well put. :-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread MZMcBride
that out individuals, CheckUser logs, content buried inside page histories, etc.). MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread MZMcBride
is that if you continue sweeping things under the rug, eventually some dirt is going to be exposed. This related to the thread's larger point about removing liability/culpability by simply deleting things rather than archiving them indefinitely. MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread MZMcBride
to pursue? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread MZMcBride
rather than 1/1000. More technical members of the list will be able to tell more from the specifications and source code. Kraken: the next-generation analytics platform that we'll see next generation. ;-) You and I should write the history of Wikimedia analytics. I already have notes! MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] PRISM, government surveillance, and Wikimedia: Request for community feedback

2013-06-15 Thread MZMcBride
share in the sum of all human knowledge. Let's do that. MZMcBride [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:PRISM [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WFGP [3] https://www.wikimedia.org/wiki/Values [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Values ___ Wikimedia-l

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

2013-07-22 Thread MZMcBride
suffer our new toys) that shows only disrespect for the hardworking volunteers who, on a daily basis, help make Wikimedia wikis great. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

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

2013-07-23 Thread MZMcBride
for the future of Wikimedia (and the broader Web). As always, Wikimedians complain loudly and congratulate softly and this is something I hope we all (myself included, to be sure) collectively continue to work on and improve. :-) Thanks again. MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updates on VE data analysis

2013-07-26 Thread MZMcBride
are here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/565971356. The page history has a few older queries as well. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

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

2013-07-29 Thread MZMcBride
held values, there's been a temporary reinstatement of the CAPTCHAs on the Portuguese Wikipedia for the remainder of 2013. After December 31, 2013, these CAPTCHAs will be re-disabled. Hopefully no other wiki will feel the need to invoke such a drastic measure ever again. MZMcBride

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

2013-07-29 Thread MZMcBride
. My poor German suffices to estimate that your translation was close enough, at least, but leaves one question open to my mind: was this meant as satire or was this in earnest? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law :-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Visual Editor temporary opt-out

2013-08-05 Thread MZMcBride
, but it remains to be seen whether they will be fatal. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Visual Editor temporary opt-out

2013-08-06 Thread MZMcBride
Kevin Wayne Williams wrote: Op 2013/08/05 19:35, MZMcBride schreef: Finally, and somewhat related to the complaints page, I've been thinking lately about the British and the Irish and the nature of insurgencies. I believe the VisualEditor team is now viewed by many on the English Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Visual Editor temporary opt-out

2013-08-06 Thread MZMcBride
can glean from them. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-06 Thread MZMcBride
or similar. Are these documented anywhere (e.g. on Meta-Wiki)? If not, I think it'd be great to start a page. :-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] git.wikimedia.org dead due to wikimania ; )

2013-08-10 Thread MZMcBride
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] NSA

2013-08-12 Thread MZMcBride
will celebrate its second birthday in less than two months. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-18 Thread MZMcBride
the Wikimedia Foundation fundraising team considers appropriate or off-limits in order to reach its goals is very important to have. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF's New Global South Strategy

2013-08-29 Thread MZMcBride
engagements. Does the no contractors on the ground line mean only full-time staff will be working with (engaging with, if you prefer) areas in the future? Full-time staff and local chapter folks, I guess? And simply no Wikimedia Foundation contractors? MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and the politics of encryption

2013-09-02 Thread MZMcBride
case for what benefits Wikimedia will see would help justify (or help eliminate) some of the proposed costs. Both the community and the Board need to think about these questions and their answers and ultimately address how to move forward. MZMcBride

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog moving to WordPress.com

2013-09-05 Thread MZMcBride
, but aim to persist client-side. How will the blog be backed up? Relying on an external service means not being in control of the data. Will there be regular backups made to ensure that if WordPress.com goes away, we won't lose all of our posts? MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Wikimedia labs-tools

2013-09-11 Thread MZMcBride
fix these issues. MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] It's time to reclaim the community logo

2013-09-21 Thread MZMcBride
in the European Union? How is it possible to trademark a public domain image? Who at the Wikimedia Foundation worked to trademark this logo? What's meant by the opposition end date listed at wipo.net? MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] : WMF resolution on neutral point of view

2013-10-02 Thread MZMcBride
'cunningtraps' in new articles [small typos, mostly] in order to get more people to edit. ;-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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