Re: [Wikimedia-l] Big Fat Brussels Gathering

2013-02-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
Wikipedia and Wikimedia are a movement, a movement of open/free information and we should have spokespeople who can explain why open/free information is our desire and the desire of many people in the world. We as Wikimedia can't exist without open/free information and we should and must

[Wikimedia-l] This Month in GLAM: February 2013

2013-03-10 Thread Romaine Wiki
--- On Sun, 3/10/13, The 'This Month in GLAM' team thismonthing...@gmail.com wrote: From: The 'This Month in GLAM' team thismonthing...@gmail.com Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: February 2013 To: cultural-partn...@wikimedia.ch, g...@lists.wikimedia.org,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] French intelligency agency forces removal of a Wikipedia article

2013-04-07 Thread Romaine Wiki
An intelligence agency that apparently hasn't done enough intelligence to know that doing such action would cause the opposite and also clearly do not know how Wikipedia works. Did I had to high expectations or were their criteria of quality too low? On Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:31:29, Fred Bauder

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 110, Issue 27

2013-05-11 Thread Romaine Wiki
It doesn't sound like a smart decision to me. From my own experience I know that many office people in the Wikimedia movement do a great job, but are terrible in maintaining a wiki. While volunteers are mostly good at this because of their experience. Why removing the tools that experienced

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

2013-07-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello Samuel, At any time I am willing to give feedback. (Many times I translate new developments to the local community with explaining why, what is needed much, and I try to report feedback back.) The voting can be found here:

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

2013-07-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
The problem is that the roll out schedule seems to be more important than the quality of the work itself. A deadline of roll out schedule is only a tool to plan things, but as usual with plans, is is called a plan and not actual situation so things can change due circumstances. If the work

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

2013-07-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello Erik Möller, We're not going to solve these challenges if we lock away VisualEditor into some kind of laboratory and work in waterfall mode for another year. We have to make improvements every day, and get them into production every week, in order to find solutions that make sense.

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

2013-07-23 Thread Romaine Wiki
, so that creating gabs is prevented, as well as déformation professionnelle. [1] Romaine [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9formation_professionnelle Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org Tue Jul 23 06:05:50 UTC 2013 On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine_wiki

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

2013-07-23 Thread Romaine Wiki
In the most early stages WMF has told us via various way that the visual editor would have an opt-out. It appears that at the last moment before the the launch on the English Wikipedia this was removed. A lot of people are annoyed for years that developers of various software inside and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
In my opinion the liaisons failed very much with the VE, as they act like a car salesman who gives much the impression that communication is only in one direction: the community. They said they send our feedback to WMF but we haven't seen any results at all from that. After a month still all

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

2013-07-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
I don't get it... What is the purpose of a temporary opt-out? I don't see what that would solve. Power users still don't have a reason to use the VE, performance is worse, handy tools are missing and a lot of things can't be done easily with VE. As others have explained better than I, we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Communication plans for community engagement

2013-08-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
: [Wikimedia-l] Communication plans for community     engagement On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 2:08 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine_w...@yahoo.com wrote: In my opinion the liaisons failed very much with the VE, as they act like a car salesman who gives much the impression that communication is only in one

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata-l] Meeting about the support of Wiktionary in Wikidata

2013-08-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Are there much users from Wiktionary in Hong Kong? I do not think any of the Dutch users is, I can't say for others. I think it would be essential that this subject is discussed inside the wider Wiktionary community. To me the group of users participating is too narrow. Also is a mailing list

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

2013-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
Google is throwing the Wikipedia layer out of Google Maps under the guise of improvement, while it actually sets several steps back in time. It is like going to the Middle Ages instead of the future. It shows that commercial companies do not make decisions by looking what people like, need and

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

2013-08-26 Thread Romaine Wiki
The new Google Maps simplified navigation and removed many useful features... Layers like Wikipedia, weather, webcams, photos, videos, previous searches are no longer available, while transit, traffic and bicycling can be found in the getting around box.

[Wikimedia-l] The largest photography competition

2013-09-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
This month it is the 4th year that volunteers from Wikipedia and Wikimedia organize Wiki Loves Monuments, an international photo contest focused on monuments, the cultural heritage the world has. In 2010 it was organized for the first time in the Netherlands only. That was big success and was

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia should focus on Global South

2013-10-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all! In a part of an article I wrote about Wiki Loves Monuments I have said that Wikimedia should focus on the Global South, also with projects like Wiki Loves Monuments. Wiki Loves Monuments is one of the most simple projects in what people can participate as user, just by making

[Wikimedia-l] Overloaded with CentralNotices

2013-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
On the Dutch Wikipedia users have indicated that they perceive the number of Global Notices too much and the more that happens the more users will start to add code to their preferences to fully block every notice as they are so tired of them. The current load of negative feedback about the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Overloaded with CentralNotices (Tilman Bayer)

2013-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Hi Romaine, On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine_w...@yahoo.com wrote: On the Dutch Wikipedia users have indicated that they perceive the number of Global Notices too much and the more that happens the more users will start to add code

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany

2013-11-25 Thread Romaine Wiki
The past three days (22-24 Nov) there was in the south German city of Karlsruhe near the French border a conference organised by Wikimedia Germany and a whole group of volunteers. The conference, WikiCon, was held for the fourth time as German language conference, with many users from Germany,

[Wikimedia-l] How lovely live communication works worldwide

2013-12-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
Somehow, I don't know how we get that happen, almost every time we use live communication to communicate about projects to enrich and improve the Wikimedia projects, something goes wrong in the communication. Besides the usual problems of connecting to the internet, a lot of software issues

[Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Gap

2013-12-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
In various research and media articles is written that in several subject groups Wikipedia is missing a lot of articles and those groups are relatively unrepresented. How can we as Wikipedia get clear which subject groups are missing? How can we get lists of less represented subject groups and

[Wikimedia-l] Public Domain Day

2014-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
hello all! January 1st was Public Domain Day [1] and after xx years of copyright, it expires on the first of January of the year after. As result hundreds of images were restored on Commons on the 1-1-2014, but many of them did not get a place in articles on Wikipedia and her sister projects.

[Wikimedia-l] Big Fat Brussels Meeting started today

2014-04-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
Today started the second Big Fat Brussels Meeting in Brussels. [1] Representatives from several Wikimedia chapters and other volunteers are now present to discuss, draft and decide the future of our advocacy efforts on the European Union level and the general organisational development of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to Criticize with Kindness

2014-05-16 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, I had a discussion with Fabrice about how a culture of Kindness and Fabrice also made a submission for Wikimania about it: https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/A_Culture_of_Kindness In the past years I notice very much how easy discussions can go in the wrong

[Wikimedia-l] Wiknic in the Netherlands a success

2014-07-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all! Today we had a Wikinic [1] in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Photos in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wiknic_Eindhoven_2014 We brought food and drinks, at the site Dutch pancakes were baked and a diverse selection of food was brought in, like: strawberry pie, rice pie (both

[Wikimedia-l] Subject for Wikimedia Hackathon(s) 2014-2015: CoSyne

2014-07-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
As a subject of one/more hackathons I would like to recommend CoSyne [1]. CoSyne is translation and multilingual synchronisation tool. The project was set up by Wikimedia Netherlands together with several universities and other partners, including the EU. The tool makes it possible to translate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject for Wikimedia Hackathon(s) 2014-2015: CoSyne

2014-07-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
I doubt if these tools are similar. But I do think they can benefit from each other. Romaine 2014-07-09 16:03 GMT+02:00 Antoine Musso hashar+...@free.fr: Le 09/07/2014 14:33, Romaine Wiki a écrit : As a subject of one/more hackathons I would like to recommend CoSyne [1]. CoSyne

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

2014-08-12 Thread Romaine Wiki
Has it ever come to the mind that something is going wrong on how the community is approached? Has it ever come to the mind that some software implementations have gone to hastily with negative effects? That the community reacts the way it does now, is because they care very much about the site

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

2014-08-12 Thread Romaine Wiki
2014-08-12 16:57 GMT+02:00 Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com: On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 3:19 PM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: so i did not vote. because i can live with both. but i do respect the vote. i do respect admin decisions, i even voted for some admins.

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

2014-08-12 Thread Romaine Wiki
2014-08-12 21:41 GMT+02:00 Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com: On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Henning Schlottmann h.schlottm...@gmx.net wrote: There is a common pattern in the conflicts between WMF and several communities over software developments during the last few years.

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

2014-08-12 Thread Romaine Wiki
2014-08-13 2:46 GMT+02:00 svetlana svetl...@fastmail.com.au: On Tue, 12 Aug 2014, at 23:42, Romaine Wiki wrote: That the community reacts the way it does now, is because they care very much about the site and they notice something is terrible going wrong on WMF side and too less is done

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Belgium as a Wikimedia chapter by the WMF Board

2014-09-02 Thread Romaine Wiki
Thanks all! The next step will be the actual founding. In two days we already have a meeting to talk about it. Anyone interested in the founding, you are welcome to sign up at https://be.wikimedia.org/wiki/Founding/Interested_people Romaine 2014-09-02 20:00 GMT+02:00 Nasir Khan

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

2014-09-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, I did a couple if simple tests on MediaWiki on Flow pages with often occurring edits. The tests failed. I am an admin on Commons, and I regularly have to remove an image on a talk page because it is for example a violation of copyright. I see no way to remove the copyright violation

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

2014-09-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
over the content of talk pages. Greetings, Romaine 2014-09-06 23:23 GMT+02:00 Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru: On 06.09.2014 23:14, Romaine Wiki wrote: Hello all, I did a couple if simple tests on MediaWiki on Flow pages with often occurring edits. The tests failed. ... So

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

2014-09-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
2014-09-07 0:33 GMT+02:00 Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org: On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: I am an admin on Commons, and I regularly have to remove an image on a talk page because it is for example a violation of copyright. I see no way

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2014-09-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
2014-09-06 1:07 GMT+02:00 Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com: On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: IMO the WMF should stop focusing on English Wikipedia as a target deploy site, and stop allowing its product management team and WMF staff in

[Wikimedia-l] KML scripts: we need a central storage

2014-09-17 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, We have a central storage location for files like photos, videos and sounds: Commons. But it seems there is no central storage space for KML script files. Those files are used for templates on various Wikipedias to show a route of a subject on Google Maps, Bing Maps, etc. The files

Re: [Wikimedia-l] translation by importing articles

2014-10-04 Thread Romaine Wiki
Is it a usual practice in the German Wikipedia? What is the reason for it? Is there a policy page about it? Are there are Wikipedia projects that do this? This is because the import function works this way. I think it would be better if imported revisions are marked as with origin from another

[Wikimedia-l] Monument for Wikipedia in Poland

2014-10-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
I saw something appear in the media: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_26694189/poland-honor-wikipedia-monument Romaine ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's fix templates

2014-10-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Lua makes editing templates for most users impossible. Perhaps the English community has enough users to handle all edit requests for Lua templates, most smaller wikis have too less users to do that. It is not just creating a Lua template, but also that the local communities on various wikis need

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

2014-10-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
a little bit gender gap :-) 2014-10-09 19:52 GMT+02:00 Mathias Schindler mathias.schind...@gmail.com : In Poland, Monument loves Wikipedia On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 7:51 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: I saw something appear in the media

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

2014-10-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
Practical question: The template: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Wikimedia_trademark contains a line: (Consider using {{Copyright by Wikimedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Copyright_by_Wikimedia}} instead) Should that line be removed from the Wikimedia trademark

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

2014-10-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
Done! Thanks! Romaine 2014-10-28 21:05 GMT+01:00 Yana Welinder ywelin...@wikimedia.org: Good point. That line can now be deleted from the trademark template. On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 7:40 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Practical question: The template: https

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

2014-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
to feel more comfortable applying copyleft to the logos than the people running the Foundation did several years ago? -Robert On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Done! Thanks! Romaine 2014-10-28 21:05 GMT+01:00 Yana Welinder ywelin

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

2014-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi Yana, The blog post is not entirely clear as Wikimedia logo can have a different meaning in different contexts. Reading the blog post, I can't define precise what a Wikimedia logo is. Wikimedia logo can mean: * the logo used by Wikimedia:

[Wikimedia-l] Foundation of Wikimedia Belgium

2014-10-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
We have the honour of inviting you to the celebration of the official constitution of Wikimedia Belgium asbl/vzw. Wikimedia Belgium asbl/vzw has been recognised by the worldwide Wikimedia Foundation as an official chapter, that supports the quest for and promotes a universal and freely

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Foundation of Wikimedia Belgium

2014-10-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:18 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: We have the honour of inviting you to the celebration of the official constitution of Wikimedia Belgium asbl/vzw. Wikimedia Belgium asbl/vzw has been recognised by the worldwide Wikimedia Foundation

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Foundation of Wikimedia Belgium

2014-11-14 Thread Romaine Wiki
Registration for the founding event of Wikimedia Belgium is still open (until Monday). Come to the parliament of Belgium and meet Wikimedia Belgium. We hope to meet you there. On behalf of the board of Wikimedia Belgium, Romaine We have the honour of inviting you to the celebration of

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Honorary degree for Wikipedia

2014-11-17 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, A local newspaper in the Netherlands had today as headline: Eredocteraat voor Timmermans en Wikipedia Translated: Honory degree for Timmermans and Wikipedia * Who is coming to Maastricht? * Can we organize a wikimeet that day in Maastricht? Romaine Rough translation of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Honorary degree for Wikipedia

2014-11-17 Thread Romaine Wiki
at 2:29 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, A local newspaper in the Netherlands had today as headline: Eredocteraat voor Timmermans en Wikipedia Translated: Honory degree for Timmermans and Wikipedia * Who is coming to Maastricht? * Can we organize a wikimeet

[Wikimedia-l] Founding event in the federal parliament of Belgium - today

2014-11-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, We had a great founding event in the drawing rooms of the president of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. A good step also has been taken for getting Freedom of Panorama in Belgium! The Chamber of Representatives also Twitters, and did send this tweet today:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-11-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
I vote for Brussels beer, I tasted them the past weeks and it asks for more. The day before yesterday I heard that some beers from Brussels are typical Brussels as the region has a special local micro climate. But I must say, I think it is good to document cheese, as well as other food/drinks,

[Wikimedia-l] Happy Public Domain Day!

2015-01-01 Thread Romaine Wiki
This sounds to me as something for a blog post! On January 1 we celebrate Public Domain Day [1] as many works of authors who died 70+ years ago now enter the public domain and can be used freely. Let us be aware: copyright is temporary. It only lasts during the authors lifetime and 70 years

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
committee members to manage proposals, hopefully attracting local experts in various Wikimedia projects. The Gendergap will be the first theme. I think it's a great idea! How can WLM attract more female participation? Any ideas? On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 11:26 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w

[Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Some disturbing news entered my mailbox the past days. The grant making team is going to shut down the grantmaking process for Project and Event Grants (PEG) and Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) for three full months! They have decided that they want to focus only on a specific

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
for the coming three months. On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Jane, Sorry, but I think you miss the problem here. As I said before, I am fine with more projects that improve the coverage of so-called female topics, but not if this is damaging

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
It is perfectly defined, it only matters which point of view you take. The Wikimedia movement consists out of people, projects and content. There is less content about so-called female topics. There seem to be less projects that specifically cover those so-called female topics. And there are less

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
(f/m) balance of the participants (n 500) will be 40/60 and +50% of them will be new editors? This would be meet the strategic objectives. -Teemu On Sat Jan 03 2015 05:27:47 GMT-0500 (COT), Romaine Wiki wrote: Hi all, Some disturbing news entered my mailbox the past days

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Romaine Wiki
://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/Wiki_Loves_ Monuments_international_team/2013_coordination Regards On 03.01.2015 20:01, Romaine Wiki wrote: Hi Jane, Read! https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikilovesmonuments/ 2014-December/007600.html From February 1-April 30, PEG will only

[Wikimedia-l] New software; Gendergap; FOSDEM; Government collaboration

2015-02-02 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, The past weekend was great! Wikimedia was at FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, organised as the university ULB in Brussels, Belgium! We had there a stand with flyers about Wikipedia, Wikimedia, Wikimedia Belgium, and a lot of goodies. In the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] statistics of usage of wikimedia project per language used in the interface

2015-02-05 Thread Romaine Wiki
For Belgium I would like to know something different. Belgium doesn't have a primary language, but have Dutch, French, German and English. All these Wikipedia have other countries with a larger population where they speak the various languages. What would be interesting for us is to know what

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia wins Erasmusprize 2015

2015-01-15 Thread Romaine Wiki
http://www.erasmusprijs.org/?page=Erasmusprijs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Prize ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Project Wiki Loves Art in Belgium

2015-01-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, Hereby I like to announce the project Wiki Loves Art in Belgium. In November we had a meeting with a museum and we noticed that they were very enthusiastic about Wikipedia/Wikimedia, but they experienced it as difficult and maybe dangerous to open up their collection. This relatively

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for the General Assembly of Wikimedia Belgium

2015-01-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, On 24 January 2015 Wikimedia Belgium organises her first General Assembly. The assembly is open for members and volunteers on Wikipedia and other sister projects. The main subject of the meeting is the budget of Wikimedia Belgium. * Location: Brussels * More information about the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Honorary degree for Wikipedia + meeting

2015-01-08 Thread Romaine Wiki
contact me. See you next week! Romaine 2014-11-17 23:01 GMT+01:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: Hi all, A local newspaper in the Netherlands had today as headline: Eredocteraat voor Timmermans en Wikipedia Translated: Honory degree for Timmermans and Wikipedia * Who is coming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Join the Wikimedia strategy consultation

2015-02-23 Thread Romaine Wiki
I think it is great that this is organised this way. To me it sounds a good idea to have periodical this kind of consultations. It is a dialogue with the community. Romaine 2015-02-24 1:56 GMT+01:00 Maggie Dennis mden...@wikimedia.org: You could be on to something there, Craig. :) I think it's

[Wikimedia-l] Evaluation by WMF of Wiki Loves Monuments is failing to understand the community

2015-05-06 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, In the past months the Wikimedia Foundation has been writing an evaluation about Wiki Loves Monuments. [1] At such it is fine that WMF is writing an evaluation, however they fail in actual understanding Wiki Loves Monuments, and that is shown in the evaluation report. As a result on the

[Wikimedia-l] 50 months in GLAM search for volunteers to reach out to undiscovered countries

2015-04-15 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all! Every month the newsletter *This Month in GLAM http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/This_Month_in_GLAM* is published in what various chapters, volunteers, users and GLAMs write about stories and experiences in what galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and various other institutions

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

2015-06-21 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, This concerns all the editors and readers in the European Union and those in other European countries as well (copying is possible). *Subject* Copyrights reform in Europe going in the wrong direction, damaging Wikipedia. *What is going on?* In the European Parliament currently a

[Wikimedia-l] Does this article exist in your language?

2015-06-27 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Does your language Wikipedia have an article about Freedom of Panorama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_panorama? This public right is often not as such recognised, also often unknown or considered naturally, but enables mankind in many countries to freely publicize pictures of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does this article exist in your language?

2015-06-27 Thread Romaine Wiki
write/translate an article about this subject of Freedom of Panorama? Romaine 2015-06-27 12:28 GMT+02:00 MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com: Romaine Wiki wrote: Does your language Wikipedia have an article about Freedom of Panorama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_panorama? This public

[Wikimedia-l] OpenCon conference in Brussels, sign up before 22 June

2015-06-12 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all, On 14-16 November the OpenCon 2015 conference is organised in Brussels. This conference is about Open Access, Open Education and Open Data, which is practically the same subject as the one of the Wikimedia movement, only from a different perspective. Therefore I think it is good to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ending discrimination by language

2015-06-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi! I do not think language discrimination is the only possible discrimination. I would prefer and consider it better if the international organisation would be located next to the office of a local chapter. Then a different perspective is possible. Also I would like to suggest to have an WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Does this article exist in your language?

2015-06-28 Thread Romaine Wiki
* Welsh Who knows anyone who speaks one of these languages? Please ash him/her! Thank you! Romaine 2015-06-28 1:22 GMT+02:00 Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk: On 27 June 2015 at 11:39, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Any other European languages missing an article about

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

2015-08-18 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Sad news. The title of this thread seems a bit hard, but that is practically the situation as it looks now. *Background* Wiki Loves Monuments is the yearly photo contest since 2010, organised by many local Wikipedia communities and local chapters. For this contest a banner is shown on

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

2015-08-18 Thread Romaine Wiki
about it publicly? Best regards, antanana ED of Wikimedia Ukraine 2015-08-18 21:42 GMT+03:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: Hi all, Sad news. The title of this thread seems a bit hard, but that is practically the situation as it looks now. *Background* Wiki Loves Monuments

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

2015-08-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very important focus point of organising every Wiki Loves Monuments. The complexity of the navigation is that MediaWiki and the whole group of Wikimedia wikis is not designed for navigation, but designed for showing content. In the past eight years small

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

2015-08-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
reading this mailing list. I'd like to think between the several-hundred of us we might be able to come up with a solution that works to accommodate both groups. Risker/Anne On 20 August 2015 at 01:19, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very

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

2015-08-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
between the several-hundred of us we might be able to come up with a solution that works to accommodate both groups. Risker/Anne On 20 August 2015 at 01:19, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very important focus point of organising every Wiki

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

2015-08-21 Thread Romaine Wiki
I think you describe the essence of the problem: there is a big gap between the community and the Wikimedia Foundation. I have a long list of problems from the past years that all seem to originate in this basic problem. The Wikimedia Foundation is too much de-attached from the community. At the

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

2015-08-21 Thread Romaine Wiki
If the fundraising banner was planned in November to be shown in Italy, the problem would have been the same. Only the time could have a positive impact. Also then something has been missed: Wiki Loves Monuments is a sticky project in September, already for years, as it is attached to a world

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

2015-08-22 Thread Romaine Wiki
. Lisa and I are happy to answer more questions if we can. Thanks- Luis On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Sad news. The title of this thread seems a bit hard, but that is practically the situation as it looks now. *Background* Wiki

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

2015-08-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
2015 at 01:19, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, Andrew is right. Navigation is a very important focus point of organising every Wiki Loves Monuments. The complexity of the navigation is that MediaWiki and the whole group of Wikimedia wikis is not designed for navigation

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

2015-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
to understand the oddities of the Italian monuments situation Commons. Italy was late to join the WLM party for this reason, and I understand it is only specific municipalities that take part now. On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Giving Wiki Loves

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

2015-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
Giving Wiki Loves Monuments the worst possible situation is certainly not a compromise, but a situation in what users from the community are crushed under the weight of the foundation. A compromise is, according to the dictionary, a situation in what both parties concede something. In this case,

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

2015-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
/experienced uploaders is the same as for other countries, ergo, the banner would be less of an issue, though still an issue. On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Jane, Yes, Italy is one of those odd countries without freedom of panorama. The copyright

[Wikimedia-l] Preparations international for Wiki Loves Monuments started: info for local organisers

2015-08-08 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hello all! At the end of this month Wiki Loves Monuments is organised for the 6th time! To make that possible I am as in previous years responsible for the upload wizard and the CentralNotice banner. To make it easier for local organisers, I have created a page about what the international team

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-11 Thread Romaine Wiki
So far I know it has only be used once after the occasion, see: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Superprotect If anyone knows another occasion, I would like to ask to report this usage at this talk page to keep an overview in future. Greetings, Romaine 2015-08-11 20:28 GMT+02:00 Magnus

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Imminent block of access to Wikipedia in Russia

2015-08-24 Thread Romaine Wiki
To me the basic step in such a case like this is translating the article about the agency in more languages, so that people can get more background information. The article:

[Wikimedia-l] Good news for Wikimedians in San Francisco!

2015-10-26 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, As you of course know, stroopwafels are official wikifood. See: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Stroopwafel_Addicts As Dutch we are aware of the shortage of this original typical wikifood in other parts of the world, so we travel around the world with many packages each

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
> data to Wikidata. Wikidatians are working hard to add referencing and > improve what is there already, but it's a huge labour and we shouldn't be > adding to their mountain of work unnecessarily. > > Risker/Anne > > On 29 October 2015 at 14:37, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@

[Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, I think it is time for the next step in the Wikidata development: a better integration in Wikipedia and her sisterprojects. Every day thousands of articles are created, and many of those are not added to Wikidata, even while often an item about this subject exists. Users forget to add a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
mons if I'm not missing something. The workflow is very > smooth, > > and the Wikipedia editor does not need to know about Commons to follow > the > > flow. > > > > Leila > > > > > > > On 29 October 2015 at 16:08, Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next step in the development

2015-10-29 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi, We have tried it, but didn't work as in a small community this isn't doable. Romaine 2015-10-29 21:59 GMT+01:00 WereSpielChequers : > Hi Romaine, > > Having bots that list tasks that need doing is a great way to get things > done. But you need to think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list

2015-10-20 Thread Romaine Wiki
I do question why some members from the community should be involved in chapter/affiliates issues. If affiliates want to communicate with each other, without interference from individual users, they had no way to do such until this list was created. And there is no transparency reduction. The

[Wikimedia-l] Your chapter, user group, or thematic organization at Wikimania

2015-07-09 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, Already some chapters and a user group have created a page for them on the Wikimania 2015 wiki. There they list who come to Wikimania, what talks they give, materials they are presenting, presentation of the organisation, office hours, and so on. An overview page is created at

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

2015-08-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Fundraising_banner_or_Wiki_Loves_Monuments_banner Romaine 2015-08-30 15:35 GMT+02:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: Hi all, New update: The Italian team had some calls with the fundraising team and it resulted in: * Wiki Loves Monuments gets the whole 4th week

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

2015-08-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
Hi all, New update: The Italian team had some calls with the fundraising team and it resulted in: * Wiki Loves Monuments gets the whole 4th week of September. So we will have the WLM banner alone the first and the last week. * WLM IT is discussing with the community a message in the Main Page of

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

2015-08-30 Thread Romaine Wiki
:16 GMT+02:00 Romaine Wiki romaine.w...@gmail.com: The most annoying part now is that the fundraising team did tell me thta, while I ma in change of the banners. How is it possible that they do worse and worse each time? Romaine 2015-08-30 22:20 GMT+02:00 Andrea Zanni zanni.andre

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