On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote:
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Magnus Manske
Well, you asked for volunteers... ;-)
I started a tool that would let you change the CSS easily. Edit your
common.js user page and add
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Denny Vrandečić
If WMF had a Steve Jobs on staff, everyone would hate him for making
decisions without properly consulting the community, for destroying
the community, for reinventing Wikimedia again, for making
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Delirium delir...@hackish.org wrote:
On 8/17/12 12:02 PM, Magnus Manske wrote:
This is quite nice, especially on a larger screen! Our current layout, which
uses the full browser width for text, makes
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Cristian Consonni
2012/8/17 Risker risker...@gmail.com:
It looks pretty clean and less cluttered. It also draws attention to some
of our internal issues, such as massive listing of references at the bottom
of the page, and all
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Cristian Consonni
2012/8/17 Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl:
Yes, I would like to see the skin in my Preferences. Where is a wiki
page for comment? :-)
See the META link in the upper-right corner i.e.:
To be fair, this orange banner does look a little ... out-of-place, not at
all matching the rest of the page in style.
It does the job of conveying the we are a small poor foundation a little
too well, maybe ;-)
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote:
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:10 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:
On 3 December 2012 09:04, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
For easier comparability of the two banner behaviors -
Activation on hover (current behavior):
Or just get the entire taxonomy for a species quickly:
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Nik Everett never...@wikimedia.org wrote:
I promise I'll get to looking at wikidata's search sometime! I sure don't
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Gerard Meijssen
Really, taxonomy is tricky. FYI I have an 80 MB database with ONLY cacti
and succulents. I learned a lot in the process.
So, have you imported that to Wikidata yet?
I would like to raise the option of a more Wikipedia-like protest. How
about, on the English Wikipedia, picking one day to make the Main Page
topic-specific, similar to the traditional April 1 selection?
Candidates, off the top of my hat:
[[NSA]] / [[Black Chamber]]
Note: the  link goes to the test site. The correct link is:
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Gerard Meijssen
At this moment Wikipedia red links provide no information whatsoever.
This is not cool.
portable, even to a Wikipedia:Reasonator.js page (or several pages, with
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Ryan Lane rlan...@gmail.com wrote:
On Tue, Jan
I thought about that as well. Besides the intro text, the info box would be
the main attraction; but if infoboxes were to fall back on wikidata
information, which they could technically already do, all we'd have to do
is add a blank infobox, and it should automatically fill up with the
link, and it works fine for me. Probably a stale browser cache;
force-reloading the page should help.
On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 8:27 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.ukwrote:
Your link has
There's a tool for that:
Check the third row (Top 1000 items with missing articles).
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 7:47 PM, PiRSquared17 pirsquare...@gmail.comwrote:
On 4/10/14, Chris McKenna cmcke...@sucs.org wrote:
I'm no expert, but I
The issue here seems to be political/community rather than technology. I
could probably set up a MediaWiki installation with WikiBase plugin on Tool
Labs within a day or so, then have a bot create/synchronize an item for
each file on Commons. Community could start to create properties, and bots
2014-06-18 16:58 GMT+02:00 Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com:
The issue here seems to be political/community rather than technology.
could probably set up a MediaWiki installation with WikiBase plugin on
Labs within a day or so, then have a bot create/synchronize an item
On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 1:27 AM, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote:
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:07 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
than aggressively purging content in the fear that a single byte of
potentially non-free content may infect the repository.
On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 11:14 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote:
Why does the Foundation need a proposal to do that? Where is that
I work in a research institute that has 20 Petabyte of spinning disk. If I
need 20TB of server-grade storage, I have to make a
And imagine what I could do with a space rocket and a nuclear reactor!
Wikipedia Mars mission!
ANYONE can run tools on Labs for free! It's just when you ask for a huge
chunk of hardware that someone dares to ask what you plan to do with it,
once you get it for free. Calling that censorship if
On 3 July 2014 21:47, Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com wrote:
An attempt to alleviate the tensions caused by file deletions on
Commons-l mailing list
On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 1:38 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
On 11 July 2014 22:34, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
The new Android app isn't simply an upgrade of the last version, it's
a complete re-write in
You're familiar with this, I take it:
On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 3:11 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
This is a good read in its own right:
Also, 118 people (190 vs. 72 votes in the poll  on German Wikipedia)
are not the community. They are a small part of the community.
The people who would profit  from the Media Viewer as a default feature
were not consulted.
, although it's hard to guess that
you get to the file page via the little Commons icon for people who (in all
likelihood) have never seen that icon, or visited Commons.
Am 12.08.2014 14:45 schrieb Magnus Manske magnusman
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com
2014-08-12 16:57 GMT+02:00 Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com:
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 3:19 PM, rupert THURNER
so i did not vote. because i can live with both. but i do
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
These changes will need to be carefully tested/validated. If you want
to take a look at an early early (!) prototype (!!), see
http://multimedia-alpha.wmflabs.org/wiki/Lightbox_demo , but please
note that anything but
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Henning Schlottmann h.schlottm...@gmx.net
On 12.08.2014 16:57, Magnus Manske wrote:
German Wikipedia had 1.1 billion page views in June . ~300 votes (~2/3
against MediaViewer) do not represent the readers, IMHO.
Claiming to speak for a perceived
On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 6:51 AM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM, Magnus Manske
Like many other old hands, it seems to get in the way
On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com
Am 13.08.2014 15:56 schrieb Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com:
On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 6:51 AM, rupert THURNER
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Erik Moeller e
Ah, I believe when the Italian (?) Wikipedia started using my JS-based
also-search-on-wikidata tool. A dependency JS file was hosted on Tools
Labs, effectively DDOSing it to a halt. Moved file to en.wp, cache can
handle it easily now.
So, not technically a Wikipedia server, but a Wikimedia server
IMHO a simple table, maybe even a wikitable, would suffice for the initial
iteration. We can get much more fancy later.
Of course, if Infoboxes/Persondata on these Wikipedias were to use some Lua
magic, biographies with e.g. mismatching birthdates could automatically be
added to a maintenance
Thanks for this.
You might want to filter it, though: For example
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q85256 states born in 1606 (no month or day
given), but your report at
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Ladsgroup/Birth_date_report2/26 gives it
as 1606-01-01, which then conflicts with the date
On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote:
On 6 September 2014 07:11, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
We includes anyone who wants to be involved and does not exclude him or
herself by his or her own actions or choices.
Hah! Of course, I pick the same day to rewrite WikiShootMe...
On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:27 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 7:28 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
An answer would be appreciated...
Erik, it's been quite a ride. Wikimedia wouldn't be where it is without you.
Good luck and success in your next endeavour!
On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 7:27 PM Brion Vibber bvib...@wikimedia.org wrote:
It's been a long journey -- I remember that 2007 office well, and the crazy
times before even
Out of curiosity, was it ever used again after that initial action?
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 6:13 PM Laurentius laurentius.w...@gmail.com
Il giorno mer, 12/08/2015 alle 01.11 +0900, Hong, Yongmin ha scritto:
It has been a year (and a day) since the gerrit 153302  has been
So maybe it could stay, as a technical office action mechanism, if future
usage is clearly defined and accepted by the community (TM)?
Not advocating either way here...
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:13 PM Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:36 PM, John Lewis
Looking at male-female and female-male, and considering the much-cited
15% female editor ratio, it seems women are much more overwrite-happy than
Then again, 139:110 are not exactly numbers one does want to base
On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM Tomasz Ganicz
I think it might just be a question of phrasing, actually.
"Check if your new topic already exists in other languages, and connect it
Or [click here] to start a new Wikidata item for your article, so other
language editions of Wikipedia can find it more easily!"
For Wikipedians, the
Nepali seems to have come a long way since I ran my analysis:
(see the big dot-plot; note that I compare the length of the articles,
rather than their number)
On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:01 AM Ting Chen wrote:
> Hello Asaf, hello
On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 4:09 PM MZMcBride wrote:
> Pete Forsyth wrote:
> >Lisa presented some alternative strategies for revenue needs for the
> >Foundation, including the possibility of charging for premium access to
> >the services and APIs, expanding major donor and
I do stand by my example :-)
On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 10:37 PM Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote:
> > On 18 Jan 2016, at 22:35, Magnus Manske <magnusman...@googlemail.com>
> > As one can be overly conservative, one can
parser-and-back, plus new interface, were bound to produce some
On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 January 2016 at 20:33, Magnus Manske <magnusman...@googlemail.com>
> > * New things are not ne
OK, long thread, I'll try to answer in one here...
* I've been writing code for over thirty years now, so I'm the first to say
that technology in not "the" answer to social or structural issues. It can,
however, mitigate some of those issues, or at least show new ways of
dealing with them
Be careful with that "obvious" word...
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 1:56 PM Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Magnus Manske <
On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 7:33 AM Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote:
> (Note: I'm creating a new thread which references several old ones; in the
> most recent, "Profile of Magnus Manske," the conversation has drifted back
> to Wikidata, so that subject lin
Especially once it supports the Wikidata query engine.
On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 1:12 PM wrote:
> Amazing stuff! This is going to change the face of Wikipedia.
> Subhashish Panigrahi
> Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
> Centre for Internet and Society
> Limitation at the moment - not enabled for interactive graphs yet until we
> make better caching.
> On Feb 23, 2016 16:17, "Magnus Manske" <magnusman...@googlemail.com>
> > Especially o
social problems you so blindly condemned.
> On 20/01/16 14:16, Magnus Manske wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:58 AM Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com>
> >> Once the VisualEditor was fit for purpose and a good deployment strategy
; who thought insulting well-meaning critics was a good career move.
> Denny's contemptuous dismissal of valid criticisms of his project, and your
> contemptuous dismissal of the valid criticisms of the early visual editor
> and its launch are both very disappointing.
> Anthony Col
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 3:40 PM Anthony Cole wrote:
> Magnus, in the interview you said "From the Media Viewer, the Visual
> Editor, to Wikidata transclusion, all have been resisted by vocal groups of
> editors, not because they are a problem, but because they represent
may approach you arrogantly, maybe even insultingly, about an
> > innovation, and I suppose you might be justified in talking down to them
> > ridiculing them (though I advise against it.). But if you can't
> > them from those who approach you with genuine concerns
is, at least that's what I see in the Imageviewer case. People
> > see issues, and want them resolved. But some of those issues are so
> > large that they do not want the product at all *until they are
> > resolved*. By not only using the user as a beta tester, but also
> > Several of your colleagues above have complained that adding references
> > difficult in Wikidata. And your response is what? "Actually, it is easy
> > to add references to Wikidata, certainly not more difficult than adding
> > them to Wikiped
upporting. The ideal solution would be highlighting the
> >> supported text on the page, rather than having it appear in a tool tip.
> >> I wish the WMF would organise that - and organise it in a way that
> >> readers can read it.
While this is true, there has been some improvement on Wikipedia. Desktop
browsers now have the Wikiwand "media gallery" as the Media Viewer, and
Wikivoyage (as a test platform) has the interactive maps.
On mobile, things are even better; most of the Wikiwand mobile features are
also in the
I wrote about gender coverage on Wikipedia and Wikidata, including ODNB
On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 8:39 AM wrote:
> Hi, as some of you may know, the Wikipedia gender indicator  tells us
> how many articles are
Looks like a cool thing indeed! Any chance to expand that to Wikidata? It's
a superset of all Wikipedias, plus things like UK National Heritage sites,
so it will give you many more candidates in some regions.
On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 10:30 PM Sage Ross
Hi Josh, all,
I am not one hell-bent on "FOSS or death"; I tend to use whatever works
That said, the cost-benefit analysis of using Apple Maps seems to boil down:
* Apple Maps has slightly better rendering (didn't check, but I assume)
* Apple Maps uses less mobile bandwidth
* Apple Maps is
On-topic: All UNESCO sites on WIkidata (red=no image!)
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:35 AM James Heilman wrote:
> This is wonderful.
thanks for your great work on stats, and welcome back to the volunteer
Where the real work is done :-)
On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 10:31 AM Sandra Rientjes - Wikimedia Nederland <
> Dear Erik,
> Many thanks for all the help and support you gave
I also had a tweet, about gender ratio in Wikidata, grouped by external
On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 9:25 AM Asaf Bartov wrote:
> Hello, everyone.
> Back in June 2016, on this thread, I had published some data on the
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