Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook goes turncoat on the squash internet freedom battle.

2012-04-16 Thread Mono
Well, piracy is illegal and piracy stems from file sharing... On Monday, April 16, 2012, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote: First there were SOPA, PIPA, ACTA and OPEN. Now there is going to be Yet Another Attempt to enact draconian legislation through mislabeling the real purpose of IP legislation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor retention implies social features

2012-04-21 Thread Mono
Tom, has a reputable news source actually verified this? Even Wikipedia editors know that HuffPost isn't reliable... On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote: On 16 April 2012 18:41, Jan Kučera kozuc...@gmail.com wrote: Hi there, how do we want to work on

[Wikimedia-l] Should we lock StrategyWiki?

2012-08-11 Thread Mono
Should we lock StrategyWiki as historical? Some options: A) Prevent all editing and keep content at current address. B) Restrict editing to admins and keep content at current address. C) Move content to Meta and mark as historical, lock editing. D) Move content to Meta and leave it open. E) Do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia redefined -- typography and UX and such

2012-08-16 Thread Mono
I personally think the Foundation should spend money and time on developing a new interface like this. On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Never having been to design school like Amir, I can't comment on what grade it might get. But I do like it a lot; I think it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia redefined -- typography and UX and such

2012-09-05 Thread Mono
They have no financial means or interest in doing so, Deryck. They are a design studio trying to push their work to prospective employers. Although they could serve ads alongside the content, they do not have the advertising budget to facilitate any sort of uptake. Plus, they could never compete

[Wikimedia-l] BBC: Gibraltar targets tourists with Wikipedia QR codes

2012-09-18 Thread Mono
Gibraltar is embracing Wikipedia and QR codes. More at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19544299 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2012-12-03 Thread Mono
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nlwrote: Hello, After all the experience and A/B-testing, I have confidence in the banners. My personal taste wouldn't matter. Kind regards Ziko Yes, but brighter doesn't mean better. The A/B testing results apparently show

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

2012-12-04 Thread Mono
Zack, thank you for your response. I believe you have appropriately address my concerns and the concerns of the community. Banners are necessary, but continuing the complaints about the sticky banners is not necessary. Two formats beside persistent horizontal banners located at the top and bottom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Featuring the edit tab in Vector (by making it red)

2013-01-09 Thread Mono
I'm sorry, but that is rather ugly. However, a new Wikipedia interface could definitely make the read/edit switcher more prominent or we could have a echo-style popup. On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: 2013/1/9 Jan Kučera kozuc...@gmail.com:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Featuring the edit tab in Vector (by making it red)

2013-01-10 Thread Mono
On vi.wikipedai.org the non mainspaces are green - maybe just a tab like that? On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Jérémie Roquet arkano...@gmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, 2013/1/9 Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il: I believe that Polish and French had special designs for it in the

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

2013-01-14 Thread Mono
This is rather silly - we have people complaining about the name Wikimedia being near Wikipedia (oh no!) and complaining about FedEx and airports. The real question is below. *Is it appropriate to risk the very real risk of banner blindness for the shop?* Where do we draw the line? On Mon, Jan

[Wikimedia-l] 2012 Picture of the Year

2013-02-22 Thread Mono
On behalf of the 2012 Picture of the Year committee, I'm proud to announce the seventh Picture of the Year. About 4,000 Wikimedia editors helped select this marvelous image, shattering previous turnout records. You can view the top 12 results right now on Wikimedia Commons at

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikizine] This Week: A Brief Summary

2013-02-23 Thread Mono
After years of publication, Wikizine is changing once again. Brief news is always available at Wikizine.org Suggestions are welcome; please send them to monom...@gmail.com Want to write for Wikizine? Fill out the form at http://wikizine.org/write Otherwise, send tips to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2014 calendar of POTY 2012 top twelve

2013-02-24 Thread Mono
It's coming. Stay tuned. Get notified. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2012/Calendar Thanks, User:Mono On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 11:16 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: (: A 2014 calendar of the top twelve from the 2012 POTY contest would be a great

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2012 Picture of the Year

2013-02-26 Thread Mono
and the fact that we published the winners only in the middle of the year. This year the announcement came kind of the beginning of the year. So good job! On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 8:44 PM, Mono monom...@gmail.com wrote: On behalf of the 2012 Picture of the Year committee, I'm proud

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

2013-03-05 Thread Mono
I think it's necessary for the Foundation to both provide a copy and explain the necessity of the NDA for transparency and legal/ethical reasons, especially if they are asking volunteers to sign them. On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: MZMcBride wrote: As I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Adopt a page

2013-03-29 Thread Mono
Yes, but it might be nice if we could let people pay trusted editors to improve articles (without a COI and with a NPOV) that normally wouldn't get attention. On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hkwrote: Because we've decided that [[WP:Ownership of articles]] is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Adopt a page

2013-03-29 Thread Mono
How so? On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: On Mar 30, 2013 12:55 AM, Mono monom...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, but it might be nice if we could let people pay trusted editors to improve articles (without a COI and with a NPOV) that normally wouldn't

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

2013-05-11 Thread Mono
There's been a long-term conflict with volunteers staff on wikimediafoundation.org. As a user, I understand. Each staff member likes to keep everything their way. They frequently revert changes (take a look at the discussion and user talk pages, especially for MZMcBride) on 'staff authority'.

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

2013-05-11 Thread Mono
On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 5:07 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Mono monom...@gmail.com wrote: There's been a long-term conflict with volunteers staff on wikimediafoundation.org. As a user, I understand. Each staff member likes to keep everything

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

2013-05-11 Thread Mono
On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Thomas Goldammer tho...@gmail.com wrote: Wow, this was definitely a huge brick they dropped there... It seems, the WMF needs to hire someone (a diplomat) to counsel them about actions towards the volunteers. (Seriously!) Or was there any sort of emergency

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The failure of Google, looking for open source alternatives

2013-08-24 Thread User Mono
Do you have a specific article that talks about this? Do remember the new Google Maps is still in beta. It's (still) impossible to use on older computers because it is so slow and laggy - it's possible the WMF could lobby them to keep it around. Mono From: strain...@gmail.com Date: Sun, 25

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monobook was optimised for editors, Vector is more balanced between readers and edtors

2013-11-24 Thread User Mono
How are the edit functions in Monobook more prominent than in Vector? Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:24:52 +0100 From: nemow...@gmail.com To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monobook was optimised for editors, Vector is more balanced between readers and edtors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface

2013-12-09 Thread User Mono
Related: There are some issues with the design of these banners, especially the floaty thing.Why are you using a table element? It's really wrong for this kind of thing. Also, please commit to just one color for the floater - the highlighting thing doesn't make sense in that space. (See a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner obscuring site interface

2013-12-09 Thread User Mono
I also forgot to mention those annoyingly ugly 'Credit Card'/PayPal buttons with the double borders. I suggest making the border 1px solid and then reduce the border radius to 5px. User:Mono From: userm...@outlook.com To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 19:36:31 -0700

[Wikimedia-l] Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!

2014-01-24 Thread User Mono
Dear Wikimedians, Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users

[Wikimedia-l] Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!

2014-02-22 Thread User Mono
Dear Wikimedians, Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia

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

2014-03-10 Thread User Mono
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 12:32:56 +0200 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] the big red notice on the top of http://strategy.wikimedia.org - done Makes