Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Banner?

2012-04-19 Thread Michael Peel
It's probably a regional test; see the bottom-most announcement at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2012 Mike On 19 Apr 2012, at 20:14, Richard Symonds wrote: I believe there's periodic fundraising tests scheduled throughout the year. Which country were you viewing WP from, and

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

2012-04-26 Thread Michael Peel
On 25 Apr 2012, at 19:29, emijrp wrote: 2012/4/25 Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com Thanks for sharing, I had read about it on the NYT but nothing was said on license. So now the USA have more open bibliographic data than Germany/Europe? :) lobid.org is a very nice initiative, but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Public Google Calendar for IRC office hours

2012-05-05 Thread Michael Peel
... Thanks, Mike On 5 May 2012, at 20:38, Don Burke wrote: I cannot subscribe in Google Calendar because it says robots.txt does not allow crawling. Don On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.ukwrote: Hi all, I've incorporated the hcalendar

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst

2012-05-17 Thread Michael Peel
On 17 May 2012, at 21:33, Kim Bruning wrote: On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 01:02:30PM -0700, James Alexander wrote: Coffee? ... but not tea? Despite the stereotype, brits tend to drink more coffee than tea. ;-) That depends on the brit - I know my average ratio is about 5 cups of tea to 1

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who invoked principle of least surprise for the image filter?

2012-06-13 Thread Michael Peel
My understanding of this line of argument was that images would be displayed where you would expect them to be displayed (e.g. the article on penis or vagina would naturally include a picture of a penis or vagina), but wouldn't be immediately displayed where you wouldn't expect them (e.g. if

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board visitors resolution passed

2012-06-27 Thread Michael Peel
On 28 Jun 2012, at 00:03, Thomas Dalton wrote: In what sense do these visitors have a one-year term when they are actually just attending one meeting? And why doesn't the board just allow anyone that wants to come along to observe their meetings? +1. Compare and contrast with WMUK board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board visitors resolution passed

2012-06-28 Thread Michael Peel
On 28 Jun 2012, at 05:44, Samuel Klein wrote: How many visitors do you normally have at a meeting, and who are they? Typically around 2-4 per meeting. For example, see the 'attendees' list at the top of the agenda for our April board meeting: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21Apr12 They

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New, lower traffic, announcements only email list for Wikimedia developers

2012-07-01 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Gregory, Could I ask a related common question - why not just send these out on WikimediaAnnounce-l? Thanks, Mike On 30 Jun 2012, at 06:49, Gregory Varnum wrote: Cross-posting. -greg Begin forwarded message: From: Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com Subject: New, lower

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New, lower traffic, announcements only email list for Wikimedia developers

2012-07-01 Thread Michael Peel
vacation - so apologies if this is not well written. :) On 1 Jul, 2012, at 5:39 PM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Hi Gregory, Could I ask a related common question - why not just send these out on WikimediaAnnounce-l? Thanks, Mike On 30 Jun 2012, at 06:49

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Apparently, Wikipedia is ugly

2012-07-14 Thread Michael Peel
On 14 Jul 2012, at 14:01, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: This is actually a very good example. The article was started by Dr. Blofield who is widely known as geostub creator. Nope. Take a look in the article history - it was created manually by User:Mono25. Thanks, Mike

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia UK appoints new Chair

2012-08-03 Thread Michael Peel
Forwarding for info. Thanks, Mike Begin forwarded message: From: Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK appoints new Chair Date: 2 August 2012 14:01:17 PDT To: Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@lists.wikimedia.org Reply-To: UK Wikimedia

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

2012-08-04 Thread Michael Peel
There's a very strong selection bias on this list towards those that can read English, and those that have the time to follow very long, convoluted discussions. ;-) I think Ziko's talking more about a low-traffic list with key issues/points concisely described, which is completely different

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, I'm still trying to figure out whether these partnerships are a good or bad thing for Wikimedia. Yes, it's good/great that Wikimedia volunteers are able to access these resources so that they can develop Wikipedia articles, and hence increasing the amount of knowledge that we can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright on Xrays

2012-08-20 Thread Michael Peel
to the list. Please be aware that all messages to this list are archived and viewable for the public. If you have a confidential communication to make, please rather email i...@wikimedia.org Thank you. From: Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright on Xrays Date

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Travel Guide: Board statement

2012-09-07 Thread Michael Peel
On 7 Sep 2012, at 21:14, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 4:11 PM, emijrp emi...@gmail.com wrote: When we use 1911 Britannica texts, we only attribute to the encyclopedia, not its authors, so we can put This text comes from Wikitravel. Anyway, if we are going to use

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Question for Board

2012-10-25 Thread Michael Peel
On 25 Oct 2012, at 08:10, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl wrote: Finally, my understanding is that formally the big general governance picture is that FDC is meant for the largest proposals from Wikimedia entities, while grants are meant for the smaller ones and individuals, so the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FreeBSD fate and the lesson for Wikimedia movement

2012-12-10 Thread Michael Peel
On 10 Dec 2012, at 02:03, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: The news from today is that FreeBSD didn't succeed to gather enough money during their annual fundraising [1][2]. They only started their annual fundraising campaign 5 days ago:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking back at the London Conference

2013-02-19 Thread Michael Peel
On 19 Feb 2013, at 19:57, Thehelpfulone thehelpfulonew...@gmail.com wrote: On 19 February 2013 16:10, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl wrote: There will be a special list 'WCA-announcements. If you want to be informed about Bulletins and discussions, join the list and you will get

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Provisional Wikimedia Kenya no longer a chapter

2013-03-01 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Asaf, I note that the WMF's recognition decision here was recorded at http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Kenya Please could you confirm that WM Kenya didn't sign the chapter's agreement before 6 Feb 2013? I'm rather surprised to hear that they're being

[Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-03 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, There's currently a proposal on the internal mailing list to close it, as well as the internal wiki. Although I don't disagree with closing the internal-l mailing list (it's definitely served its time), I would like us to collectively reconsider using the internal wiki. There is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-03 Thread Michael Peel
On 3 Apr 2013, at 12:40, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: FYI, list of private wikis: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_wikis#Private_wikis There are 27 private wikis hosted by the WMF, of which 15 for WMF internal organisation (including committees) and 3 for more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-03 Thread Michael Peel
On 3 Apr 2013, at 19:46, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: On 3 April 2013 03:34, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: So, rather than close the internal wiki, I'd like to propose a radical redesign and repurposing of it. Is there the interest and willingness

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-30 Thread Michael Peel
On 28 Apr 2013, at 21:25, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: I'm ambivalent about whether it's appropriate to have staff members (those who don't independently qualify as community members) voting or not, but I think in principle Itzik has a very good point - either *both* WMF and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-30 Thread Michael Peel
. People who don't edit but belong to the movement can have their influence via the chapters and in future the thorgs. On 30 April 2013 11:54, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: I'd like to +1 on this, as that only seems fair to me - either we have an inclusive solution

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

2013-05-13 Thread Michael Peel
I'm not sure that the maximum rate is the best comparison to make here. I can understand that for senior representatives of the US government on official business, since prestige seems to be an issue there, but for individuals on charity business? I'm not saying outrageous, but I am saying

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

2013-05-13 Thread Michael Peel
On 13 May 2013, at 22:03, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: ...Paris and London are both more expensive cities that Hong Kong, so I'd expect the daily rate here to be closer to $130/night, and ideally less than

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

2013-06-25 Thread Michael Peel
On 25 Jun 2013, at 22:29, Thehelpfulone thehelpfulonew...@gmail.com wrote: On 31 May 2013 19:02, Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org wrote: I believe it requires restarting Mailman, or at least this is how I read

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Do you want to buy sreenshot of main Wikipedia page?

2013-09-19 Thread Michael Peel
It's not the only image they have that includes the Wikipedia logo: http://www.dreamstime.com/photos-images/wikipedia.html Thanks, Mike On 19 Sep 2013, at 21:50, Tomasz Ganicz polime...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Do you want to buy a sreenshot of main Wikipedia page? If so, you can here:

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

2013-10-11 Thread Michael Peel
On 11 Oct 2013, at 20:52, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 11 October 2013 20:49, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: For this category of people we have OTRS: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/OTRS#Licensing_images:_when_do_I_contact_OTRS.3F :) If you want to cut the queue, just

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Interactive WMF org chart

2013-11-08 Thread Michael Peel
Very nice! It does need a lot of scrolling, though - it would be nice if it had a simple collapse/expand function (the zoom function’s a bit clunky). A human-friendly URL would be good too. Thanks, Mike On 8 Nov 2013, at 18:24, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: FYI --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Interactive WMF org chart

2013-11-08 Thread Michael Peel
, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Very nice! It does need a lot of scrolling, though - it would be nice if it had a simple collapse/expand function (the zoom function’s a bit clunky). A human-friendly URL would be good too. Thanks, Mike On 8 Nov 2013, at 18:24, Erik Moeller e

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How lovely live communication works worldwide

2013-12-03 Thread Michael Peel
Could there be a page on meta that documents this tool and its capabilities / limitations / ways to report issues, please? Thanks, Mike On 3 Dec 2013, at 21:42, David Cuenca dacu...@gmail.com wrote: Jan, please report the issues that you had to the maintainer of the instance or directly to:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The British Library releases 1 million images

2013-12-15 Thread Michael Peel
There’s been quite a lot of discussion of this on the cultural-partners mailing list (https://intern.wikimedia.ch/lists/listinfo/cultural-partners). As a result of that, Tom Morris has set up a working page on Commons at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement Sarah Stierch

2014-01-09 Thread Michael Peel
On 9 Jan 2014, at 14:32, Katherine Casey fluffernutter.w...@gmail.com wrote: Add me to the list of people who are surprised the WMF has chosen to handle this in so public and accusatory a manner. It is presumably their right to sever business relationships with employees, of course, but they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread Michael Peel
On 17 Jan 2014, at 19:11, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: One thing that hasn't come up in the debate is the relative importance of Wikimedia's approach to video, given the existing video ecosystem. YouTube enables

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Consultation decision making (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, On 11 Feb 2014, at 17:58, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: I'm very sorry about these decisions. Not only because I disagree with them on the content (although there are one or two aspects I can live with) and because I think this is very bad for the volunteers, but also

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
On 11 Feb 2014, at 20:18, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Frédéric, a quick comment: On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 4:44 AM, Frédéric Schütz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote: Your decision is not you should have a good track record, it is you should have a good track record AND NOT have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, Frank, congratulations on the new job. :-) Can I ask for a clarification on the funding situation please? (1) WMF grant money The Wiki Education Foundation received a grant to get things off the ground last year as part of the Projects and Events Grants process. The Wiki Education

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Plz ignore again

2014-02-25 Thread Michael Peel
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61917 Thanks, Mike On 25 Feb 2014, at 21:32, Huib Laurens sterke...@gmail.com wrote: What the fuck are you doing? On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:58 PM, Alexandros Kosiaris akosia...@wikimedia.org wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Link to Wikimedia Shop now included in the English Wikipedia sidebar

2014-02-27 Thread Michael Peel
... so if it's no longer US-only, then can the currencies be geolocated so they automatically show up in local currencies rather than USD? Bug report: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62012 Thanks, Mike On 27 Feb 2014, at 17:06, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] the big red notice on the top of http://strategy.wikimedia.org - done

2014-03-10 Thread Michael Peel
Probably not. How about 'archived'? Thanks, Mike On 10 Mar 2014, at 22:22, User Mono userm...@outlook.com wrote: Closed isn't the best word, but do most people know what 'read only' means? From: peter.southw...@telkomsa.net To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] the big red notice on the top of http://strategy.wikimedia.org - done

2014-03-10 Thread Michael Peel
: It can only be read. On 10/03/14 22:32, Michael Peel wrote: Probably not. How about 'archived'? Thanks, Mike On 10 Mar 2014, at 22:22, User Mono userm...@outlook.com wrote: Closed isn't the best word, but do most people know what 'read only' means? From: peter.southw...@telkomsa.net

Re: [Wikimedia-l] the big red notice on the top of http://strategy.wikimedia.org - done

2014-03-10 Thread Michael Peel
On 10 Mar 2014, at 22:42, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com wrote: On 3/10/2014 3:36 PM, Michael Peel wrote: Maybe. I worry that it is computer jargon - but perhaps what I suggested is historian jargon... It's not so much jargon that's the problem - it's that nearly all websites

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Non-free images in collaborations

2014-03-19 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Yana, That's a good change - thanks for making it. :-) Out of curiosity, is there a reason why you're using v3 rather than v4 of the license? Thanks, Mike On 19 Mar 2014, at 19:46, Yana Welinder ywelin...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, We've started changing the copyright status for the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-20 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Anasuya and Lisa, I'm not sure I understand what is meant by fiscal sponsor here. I'd have thought that would mean that the funding to the sponsored organisation is analogous to a grant provided by the WMF, even thought the money is actually provided (directly?) by another organisation.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fuck the community, who cares

2014-04-07 Thread Michael Peel
I'm not sure I want to be subscribed to this mailing list any more. :-( What happened to the intelligent conversation that used to take place here? Thanks, Mike On 7 Apr 2014, at 22:38, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve wrote: Look, there is too much drama in telenovelas to add another

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chaptersplanet.org

2014-04-14 Thread Michael Peel
Many thanks to Bence for running this very useful service. :-) I wish it could be based on-wiki, but that would require quite a lot of work to import the posts and also to provide RSS feeds etc. - moving content between Wordpress and MediaWiki is sadly very difficult! It would take a very

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-15 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Erik, I'd say 'maybe'. I think this sort of work is worth supporting in general, but the question should be whether providing the support would improve the content and/or provision of the Wikimedia projects. I'd like to see a good community-driven process that would determine whether such

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-17 Thread Michael Peel
On 17 Apr 2014, at 20:01, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: The WMF's position has been made clear, that it's Wikipedia's rules and norms that should be followed. It sounds like this is something that needs to be made clearer in the WMF's staff handbook (presumably such a thing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-21 Thread Michael Peel
Hi James, On 21 Apr 2014, at 19:16, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Philippe and I have worked hard to try and make the 'staff' user group as it traditionally stands a very 'as needed' right and so the default is now to give out no rights or smaller, more focused, rights (meta

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-21 Thread Michael Peel
On 21 Apr 2014, at 19:35, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Right now it's on a google doc because it is a public view of the tracking spreadsheet Philippe and I use (which includes staff whose rights requests were denied or removed as well as some contact info and additional

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board of Trustees: Minutes of January 2014 meeting

2014-04-21 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, Stephen, thanks for posting this. :-) From my perspective, there's two items of particular interest here that I haven't seen discussed on this list or elsewhere - namely Disrupting the disrupters and Community council. The board minutes aren't really sufficient to understand the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-25 Thread Michael Peel
of the analysis. Thanks, Nicole Ebber International Affairs Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. http://wikimedia.de On 24 Apr 2014 21:09, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hi all, This round of proposals to the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) presents a new and interesting challenge

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-25 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Risker, Thanks for your thoughts. Instead I suggest that the FDC seek authorization from the Board for an independent third party review if it feels that there is not the necessary ability for the FDC to produce its own assessment. I'm personally curious to know whether you have any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Risker, On 27 Apr 2014, at 16:01, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: However, having accepted the validity of the proposal, the FDC does not have the authority to delegate its role. I think you're misunderstanding what has been delegated here. The FDC is asking WMDE to do the 'staff

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Michael Peel
On 27 Apr 2014, at 20:19, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 9:14 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 27 April 2014 15:01, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: What is currently stopping a community assessment from being carried out? (If indeed the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC staff proposal assessments for 2013-2014 Round 2 are posted

2014-05-10 Thread Michael Peel
On 10 May 2014, at 19:43, Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu wrote: You may also visit an overview of the financial information presented in these proposals, which includes information for all proposals in this round:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Slide deck about Wikimedia?

2014-05-25 Thread Michael Peel
For info: the relevant Commons category for Wikimedia slide decks is at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_presentations ... but that's a bit of a mess (e.g. no ordering by date, and videos are mixed in with slide decks), so it may be tricky to find what you need there...

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-06-02 Thread Michael Peel
On 2 Jun 2014, at 13:27, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: So for trustee expenses: not all of the board went as trustees, as two (at least) were invited as speakers - reporting that as a trustee cost wouldn't be accurate. As to staff – I attended as the Chief Executive, but the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-29 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Erik, Thanks for sharing this update. It looks like a move in a good direction for WMF's engineering. I am worried by how short-term the current plans/goals are, though. I know that a lot of work that the engineering department does, particularly with regards software, which can only be

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

2014-07-03 Thread Michael Peel
On 3 Jul 2014, at 12:14, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: 2014-07-03 14:12 GMT+03:00 James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com: Can someone please explain to me why the Foundation can't give User:Dispenser 24 TB on Tool Labs? Context please? There's been a discussion of this topic going on at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Underwater photos and videos / WMRS Microgrants 2014

2014-07-19 Thread Michael Peel
James, you're not the only one that was confused by that. Please, Milos, stay focused on being helpful and furthering the Wikimedia mission (as you do in an amazing way!), and please don't troll... Thanks, Mike On 20 Jul 2014, at 00:09, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Sorry

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Underwater photos and videos / WMRS Microgrants 2014

2014-07-19 Thread Michael Peel
On 20 Jul 2014, at 00:16, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 1:13 AM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: James, you're not the only one that was confused by that. Please, Milos, stay focused on being helpful and furthering the Wikimedia mission (as you do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Review of grantmaking costs and outcomes for APG, PEG, and IEG

2014-08-02 Thread Michael Peel
In general, using Google to store Wikimedia slide decks is a bad idea as that's essentially temporary (and restricted-access) storage - it's much better to upload a copy to Commons so they are properly archived (hopefully indefinitely!) and available to all... Thanks, Mike On 1 Aug 2014, at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Superprotect user right, Comming to a wiki near you

2014-08-13 Thread Michael Peel
On 13 Aug 2014, at 21:12, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: There is no such thing as the community; we have a huge collection of communities joined loosely over a number of ambigously shared principles

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A bunch of nobodies

2014-08-13 Thread Michael Peel
Why? On 13 Aug 2014, at 22:40, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: Add evidence of your insignificance here! https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/A_bunch_of_nobodies - d. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The reader, who doesn't exist

2014-08-21 Thread Michael Peel
On 21 Aug 2014, at 13:03, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 21 August 2014 10:31, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: the mobile website arbitrarily skips some elements visible on desktop, such as navboxes I've noticed this; and other deficiencies (such as no did you know

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wrong attribution in PDF output of Wikipedia atricles

2014-08-24 Thread Michael Peel
Hmm, that file seems to be released under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, in addition to the GFDL. The bug here seems to be bad licensing, rather than bad attribution (since when did we start accepting -NC licenses?!). Thanks, Mike On 24 Aug 2014, at 18:03, Jeevan Jose

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wrong attribution in PDF output of Wikipedia atricles

2014-08-24 Thread Michael Peel
I've swapped it for a CC-licensed file that does allow for commercial reuse. Problem solved? Thanks, Mike On 24 Aug 2014, at 19:55, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hmm, that file seems to be released under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, in addition to the GFDL. The bug

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wrong attribution in PDF output of Wikipedia atricles

2014-08-24 Thread Michael Peel
and doesn't want to use. Seems like a loophole worth closing. Pete [[User:Peteforsyth]] On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: I've swapped it for a CC-licensed file that does allow for commercial reuse. Problem solved? Thanks, Mike On 24 Aug 2014, at 19

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffCom - Call for candidates 2015 [UPDATE]

2014-09-04 Thread Michael Peel
Another option would be an open process on-wiki, along the same lines as the FDC board-selected seat nominations. Is there a need to keep applications confidential here? Thanks, Mike On 4 Sep 2014, at 20:51, Ad Huikeshoven a...@wikimedia.nl wrote: One option to consider is establishing an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] To Flow or not to Flow

2014-09-10 Thread Michael Peel
On 8 Sep 2014, at 08:22, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 8 September 2014 05:46, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: If it is good software, the projects will *ask* for it to be deployed, like they did with LiquidThreads, and users will want to use it on their user talk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog network?

2014-09-12 Thread Michael Peel
I think there’s two options: - http://en.planet.wikimedia.org/ (which Richard mentioned) is for more for individual wikimedians - http://chaptersplanet.org is more for all of the Wikimedia organisations. Thanks, Mike On 12 Sep 2014, at 13:43, David Cuenca dacu...@gmail.com wrote: It looks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-28 Thread Michael Peel
Sadly, uploading images to Commons is as slow as ever, even with HHVM. :-( I often find that it takes a couple of minutes to upload a single photo, most of which is server-side delays rather than file upload time. I’m guessing that it’s something other than the PHP processor that’s causing this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-03 Thread Michael Peel
Wikipedia articles are passively peer reviewed every time someone with knowledge of the topic reads the article. Ideally, this would be the equal of scientific peer review. In reality, most such people don’t bother giving feedback, or are unable to figure out how to give feedback. Hopefully we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-10 Thread Michael Peel
This is very, very cool. :-) I don’t suppose the monument is freely licensed? Can Creative Commons licenses even be applied to monuments? Thanks, Mike On 9 Oct 2014, at 19:49, Tar Lócesilion tar.locesil...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, it will. 2014-10-09 20:31 GMT+02:00 Ivan Martínez

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 - Jury Announcement and Start of Bidding

2014-10-10 Thread Michael Peel
That seems rather unfair. Fæ is raising some valid points about how this process has taken place this year, which are worth addressing. Dismissing concerns unless there is a comprehensive proposal for reform seems like a reduction to bureaucracy… Thanks, Mike On 10 Oct 2014, at 18:26, Nathan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-10 Thread Michael Peel
On 10 Oct 2014, at 19:54, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 10.10.2014 20:33, Michael Peel wrote: This is very, very cool. :-) I don’t suppose the monument is freely licensed? Can Creative Commons licenses even be applied to monuments? Thanks, Mike First, yes it can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-27 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Yana, I'm happy to announce that we are re-licensing the Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/24/wikimedia-logos-have-been-freed/ https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/24/wikimedia-logos-have-been-freed/ This is great news - well done. :-) I would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Annual Plan for 2014-15

2014-10-27 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Kirill and WMDC, I’m really impressed both by how well you’ve quantified your aims, and how you’ve set them out in this document. This is a great plan! I would suggest that you expand on your aims for your conferences, though (it’s not clear what quantitative outcomes you are aiming for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ED response to the recommendations by the FDC Advisory Group on the APG program

2014-10-31 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Lila, I’m afraid that your footnote links didn’t make it through to the list… Will you also be replying to the FDC’s comments about the WMF’s budget proposal earlier this year? Thanks, Mike On 31 Oct 2014, at 22:23, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear all, As you know, over

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-26 Thread Michael Peel
That is why there is a whole process now to correct the mistakes that arise from this non-professional system, including a dedicated ombudsperson for the case(s). It’s worth noting that the ombudsperson role has existed since the start of the FDC - the role is there to receive, investigate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WHO interested in evidence on the impact of CC licensing

2014-12-02 Thread Michael Peel
On 2 Dec 2014, at 21:54, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: And just to clarify currently WHO is green open access, free to view but not free to reuse. The request is for them to go gold open access free to view and free to reuse. Those definitions are wrong: green is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cc-by-sa 4.0, Wikimedia logos

2015-02-12 Thread Michael Peel
According to the footer at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ CC-BY-SA 4.0 is currently available in 34 languages/language variants: Castellano http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.es Castellano (España) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.es_ES Català

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
not aware. Risker/Anne On 3 June 2015 at 18:14, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: At the link, you can find List votes: Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections 2015 https://vote.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/list/512 I personally don't mind it being made public

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
On 4 Jun 2015, at 00:41, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2015 at 19:11, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net mailto:em...@mikepeel.net wrote: On 3 Jun 2015, at 23:48, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2015 at 18:42, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
On 3 Jun 2015, at 23:48, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 June 2015 at 18:42, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: By the way, my understanding is that the practice of generating a public list of voters who cast ballots, while keeping the nature of their votes private

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
At the link, you can find List votes: Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections 2015 https://vote.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/list/512 I personally don't mind it being made public that I voted in this election, but this really is something that voters should be clearly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-03 Thread Michael Peel
By the way, my understanding is that the practice of generating a public list of voters who cast ballots, while keeping the nature of their votes private, is relatively common in election processes in general. In the United States, political parties use this information for their get out the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-05 Thread Michael Peel
On 4 Jun 2015, at 11:39, WereSpielChequers werespielchequ...@gmail.com wrote: In the UK lists of voters marked with who did and did not vote are called marked registers. They are available to political parties and can be used to check that no-one has voted on behalf of people who don't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

2015-06-22 Thread Michael Peel
Under this new law, would images already uploaded to Commons under FOP actually have to be deleted? Surely the new law wouldn't apply retrospectively, but would just affect future uploads of photos? Personally, I view this as a much more direct threat to our content than SOPA was. I found it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-12 Thread Michael Peel
1) This gives you the data that is in the item, but what does it give you when there is no data in the item? Ideally, all of the data would be in the wikidata item, and if there's no data then there's nothing to display. ;-) But in practice, you can pass parameter information to the template

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-12 Thread Michael Peel
Thanks to Wikidata and Module:Wikidata [1], it is now possible [2] to include a basic infobox in an article using a single line, rather than the usual lengthy piece of wikicode (which new users could find off-putting). For a live example, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pole_Telescope

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Printed Wikipedia is go!

2015-06-17 Thread Michael Peel
On 17 Jun 2015, at 20:00, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/books/moving-wikipedia-from-computer-to-many-many-bookshelves.html?_r=1 7,600 volumes, to be available on Lulu. He's printing 106 of them for the exhibition. Why?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Unsolicieted email from wikimedia research

2015-06-28 Thread Michael Peel
So as part of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Increasing_article_coverage , it appears that unsolicited emails have been sent out encouraging people to translated articles into needed languages. I am all for improving article coverage, etc, but I'm concerned about the use of user

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising

2015-08-21 Thread Michael Peel
From my perspective, this strikes me as part of the reason why national organisations are well suited to running the Wikimedia fundraising campaigns rather than a global organisation: if WMIT was organising both WLM and the national fundraising campaign, then this conflict wouldn't have arisen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WLM Brasil 2015 - Winners / Numbers

2015-10-31 Thread Michael Peel
> On 31 Oct 2015, at 18:34, Rodrigo Padula > wrote: > > A lot of contests in Brasil pay prizes around R$10.000-R$60.000, the value of > the prizes that we gave in Brasil are considered low by many participants and > professionals in that field. Isn't that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikinobel 2015 tomorrow

2015-10-08 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Jon, Is this just for the Peace Prize, or will the editathon also work on articles on the winners of the other nobel prizes? I've been doing some wikignoming on the enwp articles on the physics prize winners [1] [2], but they still need more work on the content - although there are now

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-14 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Garfield, I'm very sad to hear this news. You've made a big impact on the Wikimedia organisations (not just the WMF!) over the last few years, and I'm sure that many community members will be using the phrase 'narrative' for years to come! I particularly appreciate the work that you've done

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (no subject)

2015-12-04 Thread Michael Peel
Try when logged out - the links worked fine for me after logging out. Thanks, Mike > On 4 Dec 2015, at 15:54, Peter Southwood wrote: > > Lisa, when you give us links to look at new versions of banners, please try > to use links that actually display the banners.

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