Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediach-l] Wikimedia CH is hiring two new staff

2013-06-12 Thread Mike Peel
Isn't that more program/project management rather than science? Thanks, Mike On 12 Jun 2013, at 10:53, Ilario Valdelli wrote: https://www.wikimedia.ch/scientific-director Reporting directly to the board and working in close collaboration with the Chief Administrative Officer, the CSO

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks to the people who made Echo, VisualEditor and Wikidata

2014-04-12 Thread Mike Peel
On 12 Apr 2014, at 08:45, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 09.04.2014 21:03, Tomasz W. Kozlowski wrote: But I want to join you in thanking the people behind Echo; it's a feature I use virtually everyday, and one without which I cannot imagine discussing any issue on-wiki; I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community feedback and next steps on movement brand proposal

2019-09-12 Thread Mike Peel
> On 12 Sep 2019, at 17:47, MZMcBride wrote: > > Andrew Lih wrote: >> Folks, it's not clear this email thread is going to register at all as >> feedback for this process. > > Hi. > > I haven't been following this discussion too closely, but my sense is that > a few people within Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community feedback and next steps on movement brand proposal

2019-09-13 Thread Mike Peel
> On 13 Sep 2019, at 06:03, MZMcBride wrote: > > Mike Peel wrote: >> I haven't been following this discussion too closely, but my sense is that >> a few people on this mailing list have already decided on an >> outcome and are seeking “oppose" and "fe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-11 Thread Mike Peel
I would suggest taking a different approach. Paying for carbon offsets does not further Wikimedia’s goals. It is, at best, a shortcut to brownie points as measured by other organisations. Requiring volunteers to pay extra for carbon offsets is doubly worse as they can’t then spend that money on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Snøhetta and Wikimedia

2020-01-19 Thread Mike Peel
This meta RfC might be of interest: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Should_the_Foundation_call_itself_Wikipedia Gracias, Mike > On 19 Jan 2020, at 08:54:12, geni wrote: > > On Sat, 18 Jan 2020 at 00:50, Pine W wrote: >> >> There are ways that Wikimedia rebranding

Re: [Wikimedia-l] April could be our Wikimedia month of kindness

2020-03-12 Thread Mike Peel
More generally, is it a good time to encourage more people to start editing the projects? Presumably people have a lot more free time at the moment if they are off work / not spending time on commutes / not socialising / etc. Thanks, Mike > On 12 Mar 2020, at 14:51:53, Samuel Klein wrote: >

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Wikimania Updates - Scholarships and Sessions

2021-05-11 Thread Mike Peel
It's worth looking at the Wikicite e-scholarship model: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite/e-scholarship Thanks, Mike On 11/5/21 20:49:21, Winnie Kabinte wrote: Thanks for your input Mohamed, you're right. Those are actually some of the areas the scholarship should help facilitate. We

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Community Affairs Committee office hour on May 13

2021-05-06 Thread Mike Peel
Presumably, this is the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees, not another Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia movement? Some disambiguation is needed. ;-) Thanks, Mike On 6/5/21 21:32:08, Shani Evenstein wrote: Hello all, This is a gentle reminder that if you have questions for the Board

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Accessing wikipedia metadata

2021-09-16 Thread Mike Peel
Hi Cristina, I'd recommend Toolforge, which I used to run regular queries that power some of my bot tools. For an example of a Python script I run there to query info and ftp it to somewhere I can easily access, see:

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-08 Thread Mike Peel
formation to Meta as well. Best, Lisa On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 8:06 AM Mike Peel <mailto:em...@mikepeel.net>> wrote: Hi Lisa, Thanks for the info, and congratulations to the grantees! I'm trying to find out more information about the grants (US$ amount, details of what the m

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming the first round of grants from the Equity Fund

2021-09-08 Thread Mike Peel
Hi Lisa, Thanks for the info, and congratulations to the grantees! I'm trying to find out more information about the grants (US$ amount, details of what the money will be spent on, and expected impact), but I can't see the applications or further information on meta - could you point towards

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Results for the most contended Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2021-09-08 Thread Mike Peel
I don't get these kinds of arguments. I'm pretty much equally very active on enwiki + Wikidata + Commons - which should I chose as my 'resident' project? Most bytes (Commons), most edits (Wikidata), longest editing time (enwiki) - or something else? Or language for that matter - most of my

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Wikimedia Foundation annual plan published

2021-07-13 Thread Mike Peel
From the talk page (noticed after leaving a comment there): "The Annual Plan has been finalized by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. While it will not undergo additional changes, teams across the Foundation will continue to offer project-specific opportunities for engagement and

[Wikimedia-l] Re: 100$ million dollars and still obsolete

2021-10-14 Thread Mike Peel
Could be worse. We could still be using static, hand-written content, to create our webpages, rather than drawing information from a structured database, highlighting related/nearby content, etc. Thanks, Mike On 14/10/21 19:56:56, Tito Dutta wrote: Indeed, the lack or modernisation of the web

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Movement Charter Drafting Committee elections are now open!

2021-10-15 Thread Mike Peel
Both of these seem like a fantastic way to support your intrinsic biases. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Candidates/Table - this supports your language or editor start date bias. Since you are limited to ordering by

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Movement Charter Drafting Committee elections are now open!

2021-10-15 Thread Mike Peel
g/wiki/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Election_Compass/Raw_data <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Election_Compass/Raw_data> Ian On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 5:45 PM Mike Peel <mailto:em...@mikepeel.net>> wrote: Both of these seem

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Join the Conversation with Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees on October 20

2021-10-15 Thread Mike Peel
On Oct 15, 2021, at 12:42 PM, Mike Peel <mailto:em...@mikepeel.net>> wrote: Hi Elena, I can't attend this live, since it is happening during the working day in Europe. Please could you commit to sharing a recording (and multilingual audio) on the Wikimedia Foundation's m

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Join the Conversation with Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees on October 20

2021-10-15 Thread Mike Peel
Hi Elena, I can't attend this live, since it is happening during the working day in Europe. Please could you commit to sharing a recording (and multilingual audio) on the Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia repository - Commons - after the event? Thanks, Mike On 15/10/21 20:35:03, Elena

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Wikimedia Endowment reaches initial $100 million goal and welcomes new board members

2021-09-27 Thread Mike Peel
Hi Andreas and Cunctator, I partially agree with you with the WMF's budget and fundraising. It's a lot of money that is being raised, and there seems to be a big disconnect between the fundraising messages being used and the actual expenditure. The money is being well spent and on worthwhile

[Wikimedia-l] Re: [Wikitech-l] Re: Uplifting the multimedia stack (was: Community Wishlist Survery)

2022-01-01 Thread Mike Peel
Hi Asaf, That's a good response, but I'm not sure it provides a practical way forward. How can volunteers bring this issue to the attention of the WMF leadership to get the allocation of the time of Wikimedia staff who can take ownership implement changes here? Presumably emails on these

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Fwd: Meta, WikiMedia, and the Hewlett Foundation partner with Africa No Filter

2021-12-22 Thread Mike Peel
So ... you're not involving https://meta.wikimedia.org/ in this project? Thanks, Mike On 22/12/21 16:43:17, Florence Devouard wrote: Hello Jorge I really appreciate you took the time to send a public update before the holiday season, as well as the private email with additional food for

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Creating new Wikidata items for all Commons categories

2021-12-20 Thread Mike Peel
l, particularly when you search in other languages. thanks,       GerardM On Sun, 19 Dec 2021 at 00:10, Mike Peel <mailto:em...@mikepeel.net>> wrote: Hi all, Over the last few years, over 3.6 million Wikimedia Commons categories have gained an infobox that displ

[Wikimedia-l] Creating new Wikidata items for all Commons categories

2021-12-18 Thread Mike Peel
Hi all, Over the last few years, over 3.6 million Wikimedia Commons categories have gained an infobox that displays information from Wikidata in the reader's language. I would like to see this expanded so that all Commons categories have a multilingual infobox. I've started an RfC about

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Community Wishlist Survey 2022 is coming. Help us and prepare

2021-12-29 Thread Mike Peel
I agree with the issues here, but I don't think that the solution should be to get rid of the wishlist. Instead, it really should be expanded so it can handle many more of the wishes, since there are many good ones that keep getting proposed but just don't get enough votes to be in the top

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Meet the new Movement Charter Drafting Committee members

2021-11-02 Thread Mike Peel
Hi all, I'm curious as to what the ideal distribution of members might have been? NWE has 3 members, which seems like an outlier, but all the others were 1 or 2 - so which would you have picked to have 1 member rather than 2? Or should there just be more members overall (good for the global

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Auction at Christie's

2021-12-05 Thread Mike Peel
Hi all, tl;dr: huh, this is weird. I'm amazed at the muted reception to this. Even prodding David Gerard on Facebook (who even wrote a book about the badness of Blockchain) didn't go very far. The concept of NFT seems to go against the very principles of Wikipedia. On one hand, we share

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Auction at Christie's

2021-12-05 Thread Mike Peel
its of the long-lost, > original Bomis test wiki in the Internet archive. > > And Joseph Reagle wrote a blog post: > > https://reagle.org/joseph/pelican/social/wikipedias-wiped-edit.html > > Andreas > >> On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 10:26 PM Mike Peel wrote: >> Hi

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Foundation org chart

2021-07-18 Thread Mike Peel
Hi, Just a reminder that multilingual search already works for Commons categories, for example search for 'telescopio lovell': https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=telescopio+lovell=Special:MediaSearch=Go=page This is because the Wikidata Infobox on Commons displays multilingual

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Preserving cities and buildings, block by block

2022-03-24 Thread Mike Peel
Couldn't you do this with a combination of Wikidata items + Commons categories + Wikishootme? Thanks, Mike On 24/3/22 15:30:20, Samuel Klein wrote: Are there any projects in the vein of Geograph , OSM, Yelp, or Wikipedia for people remembering and preserving images

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Community Wishlist Survey 2022 is coming. Help us and prepare

2022-01-28 Thread Mike Peel
/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2022/Miscellaneous/Check_if_a_page_exists_without_populating_WhatLinksHere if you want to finally see this fixed!) Thanks, Mike On 14/1/22 19:28:00, Mike Peel wrote: Not sure if the opening of the Wishlist has been announced here yet? But it seems to be open for proposals until the 23rd

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Community Wishlist Survey 2022 is coming. Help us and prepare

2022-01-14 Thread Mike Peel
Not sure if the opening of the Wishlist has been announced here yet? But it seems to be open for proposals until the 23rd. Which means I get to propose fixing a simple technical question for the fifth time in the wishlist: does this page exist? Seriously.

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Seeking community recommendations for Equity Fund grantees

2022-01-21 Thread Mike Peel
Hi Nadee, I remain very concerned by this funding process. The last round of grantees was quite a surprise announcement, and there was no way to follow up on the announcement since the grant details weren't shared - it was basically 'we've given $X of movement funds to this org' and that was

[Wikimedia-l] Re: The Wikipedia Library: Accessing free reliable sources is now easier than ever

2022-01-26 Thread Mike Peel
about anything that would discourage that. On Wed, 26 Jan 2022 at 17:49, Mike Peel <mailto:em...@mikepeel.net>> wrote: Hi all, While the Wikipedia Library is definitely great at providing editors resources to find more information to Wikipedia articles - it does also

[Wikimedia-l] Re: The Wikipedia Library: Accessing free reliable sources is now easier than ever

2022-01-26 Thread Mike Peel
Hi all, While the Wikipedia Library is definitely great at providing editors resources to find more information to Wikipedia articles - it does also have the drawback that it makes it much harder for readers to verify that information. It can even cause problems for other editors who haven't

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Collection / Special:Book usage

2022-04-24 Thread Mike Peel
On 17/4/22 17:40:35, Strainu wrote: Pe duminică, 17 aprilie 2022, Tito Dutta > a scris: > Hello, > This was a very useful tool for the readers. I used it a lot when it was working. > User namespace books page category shows 50,000 subpages:

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Building Partnerships and Identifying and Addressing Harassment Online self-guided courses now available on WikiLearn platform

2022-05-13 Thread Mike Peel
a conflict between them. Best, Rae User:Vermont <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Vermont> on Wikimedia projects they/them/theirs (why pronouns matter <https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why>) On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 6:50 PM Mike Peel <mailto:em...@mik

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Building Partnerships and Identifying and Addressing Harassment Online self-guided courses now available on WikiLearn platform

2022-05-12 Thread Mike Peel
So ... is that the end of Wikiversity? Thanks, Mike On 11/5/22 23:50:48, Asaf Bartov wrote: Yes, the platform is intended to serve the entire Wikimedia movement! We plan to pilot with some trusted affiliates first, to iron out kinks and to take our time co-creating governance structures for

[Wikimedia-l] Re: Building Partnerships and Identifying and Addressing Harassment Online self-guided courses now available on WikiLearn platform

2022-05-12 Thread Mike Peel
wledge. Help us make it a reality! > https://donate.wikimedia.org > > >> On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 11:24 PM Mike Peel wrote: >> So ... is that the end of Wikiversity? >> >> Thanks, >> Mike >> >> On 11/5/22 23:50:48, Asaf Bartov wrote: >> > Yes,