Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-08 Thread Russavia
Correction: in Moldova, the official language is Moldovan ;) this is a pandora's box one really doesn't want to open xD However, Russian is an official language in Pridnestrovie, and also every-day language in Gagauzia. Back to scheduled programming.. On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 4:18 AM, Strainu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

2013-05-08 Thread Russavia
a mutually advantageous and NPOV position on this issue. :) Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

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

2013-05-11 Thread Russavia
occurred. I can only encourage Karen to either 1) explain why this was an absolutely necessary step to make, or 2) reverse those actions. Russavia On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net wrote: This sort of tone might be appropriate coming from HR in a bank

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

2013-05-11 Thread Russavia
Apologies, I mean Gayle, not Karen. Russavia On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: Having an HR IR background myself, I am most surprised that the person for managing TALENT and CULTURE would take such a move without even so much as consulting

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

2013-05-12 Thread Russavia
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 7:58 AM, Gayle Karen Young gyo...@wikimedia.org wrote: This definitely feels like a bit of trial by fire. True dat. Now that you have received your initiation, there's nothing left to say but WELCOME TO WIKIPEDIA :) Cheers, Russavia

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

2013-05-13 Thread Russavia
leave other issues which have been raised to others. Odder's latest blog at http://twkozlowski.net/saving-by-spending-according-to-affcom/ might be of interest. Cheers, Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

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

2013-05-13 Thread Russavia
for at the Regent. Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-05 Thread Russavia
as to what exactly this Bright Line is (it's not very bright), and how it should be applied in practice, so Jimmy, if you are out there, your comment is requested on that. Cheers, Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-05 Thread Russavia
why it's not all that bad. I hope she takes the latter route :) Cheers, Russavia On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 7:52 AM, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.netwrote: There seems to be some pretty heavy assumptions in Odder's article - it all just seems to be speculation based upon one very vague

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-05 Thread Russavia
on this issue, and again, she has my support in regards to this issue. Cheers, Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-05 Thread Russavia
a stance on paid editing, namely Sue and Jimmy, to clarify where they truly stand on these issues for once and for all. Cheers, Russavia On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Let's be clear, Russavia - the terms of use bar sockpuppetry, and the cease and desist

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-05 Thread Russavia
.. On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 1:34 PM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.comwrote: Odder has published a fantastic blog piece at http://twkozlowski.net/paid-editing-thrives-in-the-heart-of-wikipedia/ in which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-06 Thread Russavia
to doing such editing the ethical way. Then all talk of Bright Line Policy, etc can be put to rest, and not just in your case, and then discussion on solid policies, etc as Dariusz also mentions can occur, and you would be better placed to advocate in that regard. Cheers, Russavia On Mon, Jan 6

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-06 Thread Russavia
No Geni, that would be the Wikimedia community, which from Sue's press release (http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/21/sue-gardner-response-paid-advocacy-editing/) it is pretty clear that the terms of use she has invoked apply to. It applies to you on English Wikipedia, Dariusz on Polish Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-07 Thread Russavia
If anyone is interested, since this issue was raised, there has been a change to Sarah's profile on odesk. The entry for Wikipedia Page for Individual is now rated 5 stars, and has the comment Thanks, Sarah! I really appreciate you!. Sarah has also been active on Wikipedia. I can understand

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid editing v. paid advocacy (editing)

2014-01-09 Thread Russavia
Tomasz, As has been said elsewhere, No registration required, we respect your privacy, and no paid editing are fundamentally incompatible. The only way that it would be possible for a system as you describe to exist, the following would need to be true : 1) No more IP editing -- most COI

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement Sarah Stierch

2014-01-09 Thread Russavia
Fae, You raise very good points in your email, and I have posted this for consideration by the WMF Board of Trustees https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard#Undeclared_conflicts_of_interest If anyone wishes to support this please feel free to do so on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UC Berkeley hires Wikipedian in Residence

2014-03-19 Thread Russavia
Pine, This isn't the first paid Wikipedian-in-Residence position you know :) Russavia On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: This was covered by the Associated Press and a number of other news organizations. According to these stories UC Berkeley

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UC Berkeley hires Wikipedian in Residence

2014-03-19 Thread Russavia
-with-pr-firm-delete-250-accounts/) you will surely want to see the report. Perhaps it will answer why, in your words, the position, and everything surrounding it, was so under the radar. Cheers Russavia On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM, Kevin Gorman kgor...@gmail.com wrote: Tomasz is right

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

2014-03-21 Thread Russavia
as a tool by Stanton/Belfer, and was not given any support by the WMF (his employer) should not be held against him in any way shape or form. It's not his fault that the WMF is a mickey mouse organisation. Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Belfer report - analysis from Russavia

2014-03-21 Thread Russavia
, but if we are to progress any as a community, we need to leave the spin at the door, and some very hard admissions will need to be made by all of those concerned. Russavia ==References== [1] http://twkozlowski.net/the-pot-and-the-kettle-the-wikimedia-way/ [2] I have long edited on international

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

2014-03-21 Thread Russavia
fiction and feedbooks. Or is there something else to it? Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org

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

2014-03-21 Thread Russavia
to it so that the file isn't inadvertently deleted in 7 days. Cheers, Russavia On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 5:26 AM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.comwrote: Thanks Erik for your email which was full of spin, and which will be discussed later. But for now, I need to present something that needs

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

2014-03-22 Thread Russavia
, for an entire year was spent on this full-time position, and the above is just plain evidence of that. Comment from anyone at the WMF welcome. Russavia On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 4:36 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org

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

2014-03-22 Thread Russavia
, at the earliest opportunity. Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe

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

2014-03-22 Thread Russavia
to send them through to you for you to action. Would that be ok with you? Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ

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

2014-03-31 Thread Russavia
, there is a tendency in the movement when legitimate questions are raised, for a committed movementarian to deflect from that questioning with snide attacks. Now, Fae has asked some legit questions of UK chapter, and it is only fair that they answer them. Cheers, Russavia

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

2014-04-01 Thread Russavia
assessment to make sure it wasn't too candid. Refer to Martijn Hoekstra's email and questions as to why this candid assessment isn't really that candid at all. Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

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

2014-04-01 Thread Russavia
and attacked by numerous members of this list in this very thread is a disgrace, and I for one have had a gutful of it. Russavia [1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2014-March/070665.html [2] http://www.infodisiac.com/Wikipedia/ScanMail/Marc_A._Pelletier.html [3] https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A decision in Commons regarding URAA affected files

2014-04-03 Thread Russavia
pages. Regards, Russavia On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM, Yael Meron y...@wikimedia.org.il wrote: After a discussion[1] in Commons regarding this subject, a decision was made, stating that URAA cannot be used as the sole reason for deletion. We consider this a good solution for this situation

[Wikimedia-l] WMF's April Fool's Joke?

2014-04-03 Thread Russavia
on the discussion page. Can someone please confirm that this actually was the WMF's April Fools joke on us all? Regards, Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

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

2014-04-05 Thread Russavia
that the Board, or at the very least individual board members, were in the dark on the issue Cheers, Russavia On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: On 21 March 2014 13:23, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: We will update the wiki page

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

2014-04-07 Thread Russavia
they will receive at the hands of dedicated movementarians is another matter entirely. Obviously it is an issue for some, otherwise Steffen wouldn't have blabbed about it to The Signpost. But no-one wants a repeat of the disgraceful public hanging that Fae suffered at their hands. Cheers, Russavia On Mon

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

2014-04-07 Thread Russavia
secrecy in the movement is a good thing? Cheers Russavia [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boards_workshop_2014_group_photo.jpg ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

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

2014-04-07 Thread Russavia
context. Well give us context guys. Surely the context isn't a secret? Or will you all prove true Fae's comments: corrupts the movement by turning the higher ranks into an Old Boys Club who are more likely to find ways to cover up for each other, rather than be seen to be accountable. Russavia

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

2014-04-07 Thread Russavia
Annd queue crickets. On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 6:49 AM, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: All: I have added my own timeline to the page set up to debrief the Belfer Center Wikipedian in Residence project:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding of decentralized organizational structure

2014-04-10 Thread Russavia
the same ... some interesting thoughts above :) Cheers russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Education Foundation website

2014-04-15 Thread Russavia
to illustrate your mission. I look forward to seeing a properly developed WEF website, with hopefully appropriate freely licenced content, in the near future. Cheers Russavia [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Education_Foundation/Press_Release_14_April_2014 [2] http

[Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-16 Thread Russavia
in writing which lays out guidelines for how and when WMF staff/contractors should be editing articles relating to their fellow WMF'ers. Cheers Russavia [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Wikitedium [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title

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

2014-04-17 Thread Russavia
that the Wikimedia Foundation itself is at the forefront, and setting an example for other organisations and leading by example. Comments welcome Sue. Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I'm back

2014-04-18 Thread Russavia
Rakija, and the morning after... Was the morning after something like this? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balkanball_shenanigans.png Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

[Wikimedia-l] The upcoming TOU amendment

2014-04-21 Thread Russavia
I came across Pete Forsyth's blog on the upcoming TOU amendment at: http://wikistrategies.net/terms-of-use-amendment and it raises quite a few interesting talking points. Thought you all might like to take a peek and discuss. Cheers Russavia

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

2014-04-30 Thread Russavia
Marc, On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 04/28/2014 10:29 PM, Russavia wrote: because the WMF Executive Director's words are pretty clear, and the movement should not be putting one cent into such positions. That's an interessing conclusion

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cracking Wikipedia

2014-05-07 Thread Russavia
and them. Russavia [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Kremlin.ru [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Russavia/letter [3] http://bit.ly/1jbZDNv [4] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_from_Korea.net_Flickr_stream [5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cracking Wikipedia

2014-05-09 Thread Russavia
available on Commons, and natural editing will inevitably take place and the photos will be put into use in the best places possible. Having said that, I have now made contact with Pirelli, and am already discussing with them the possibility of getting a large image release. Cheers, Russavia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-12 Thread Russavia
Geni, On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 2:42 PM, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote: On 12 May 2014 07:29, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: individual to promote hooks, and that it should be taken up with them. I remember getting a response that it would be inappropriate to have foul

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-15 Thread Russavia
problem, but a WMF problem. Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-15 Thread Russavia
and implement solutions that the community so direly requires. Perhaps, finally, we can drop the the anti-Commons combative attitude as has been so prevalent in this thread, and other projects can work with Commons to give the WMF a firm kick up the behind, and help us to help you. Cheers Russavia [1

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-16 Thread Russavia
to the head. Until then, I would prefer not to comment further. Cheers, Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-16 Thread Russavia
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Non-renewal of Wikimedia UK fundraiser agreement

2014-05-21 Thread Russavia
sponsorship would have come as easily from other sources. Cheers Russavia [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:FDC_portal/Proposals/2013-2014_round1/WMUK/Proposal_form#Programme_5.E2.80.94Finance [2] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Batch_uploading/Airliners

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Non-renewal of Wikimedia UK fundraiser agreement

2014-05-21 Thread Russavia
some idea could we please get some figures on how WMUK collected for the WMF, and how much of the 25% premium (if that it was it is) the WMUK received. Cheers Russavia [1] http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Participating on Wikipediocracy

2014-05-24 Thread Russavia
, seriously? Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-28 Thread Russavia
might be able to give you some further ideas on how to contribute to that project. Learn the ropes first; there's plenty of time for wikipolitics and the like later on. Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-28 Thread Russavia
that here on wikimedia-l you are reaching only a small audience, you will likely get a wider audience at Jimmy's talk page, and therefore a wider variety of opinion. We'd then be most interested in hearing about your findings. Cheers, Russavia ___ Wikimedia

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

2014-06-01 Thread Russavia
is an organisation which blows its own trumpet on how transparent it has become in the last 2 years, so it seriously should not be too difficult to do this in a timely fashion. Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org

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

2014-06-02 Thread Russavia
the bleeding obvious that something is broken, I am willing to give you the above comments for free. Regards, Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sport photo

2014-06-06 Thread Russavia
sports... 4. Goon of Fortune[4] Cheers, Russavia [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_tossing [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog_snorkelling and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Bog_snorkelling [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese_rolling and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sport photo

2014-06-06 Thread Russavia
relating to Aussie Rules on numerous projects. Cheers, Russavia P.S. My team has a theme song that you Frenchies should recognise.[4] [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Australian_rules_football_by_country [2] http://www.afleurope.org/ [3] http://www.football-australien.fr/ [4] https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sport photo

2014-06-06 Thread Russavia
be good to increase coverage of this one area which I have noticed seriously does suffer from systematic bias on our projects. Cheers, Russavia [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_from_Korea.net_Flickr_stream [2] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category

[Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-06 Thread Russavia
culture.[1] Out of curiosity, what was the total cost to the movement for this knowledge sharing opportunity, and do people consider it money well spent given the golden sound bytes the conference generated in the media? Cheers Russavia [1] http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/06/love-and-drama

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-06 Thread Russavia
MZMcBride, et al On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: I know for certain that there quite a few people who feel that you, Russavia, are actively damaging and degrading the wiki culture with your actions... perhaps the same would be said of me and others, though

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-07 Thread Russavia
, Russavia [1] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/02/national-magazine-award-winners-2013_n_3202938.html [2] http://nymag.com/author/jessica%20pressler/ [3] https://www.facebook.com/avicii/posts/10151406809626799 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikiconference USA in the media

2014-06-13 Thread Russavia
Gap,[6] has an article on only 7 projects.[7] Interesting comparison isn't it. So, there you have it Ira, I hope this gives you something to think about, and if you want to comment further, then I welcome it. Cheers Russavia [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Katsanevas [2] https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The tragedy of Commons

2014-06-17 Thread Russavia
Yann, On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 4:01 AM, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: The rules of the project, free license, or in the public domain in USA and in the source country, are fine as long as they are not used to game the system. Yann I totally agree with this. The problem is, that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lets delete everything from commons (was The tragedy of Commons)

2014-06-22 Thread Russavia
. That's the same reason that the Australian Commonwealth Parliament refuses to CC photos of MPs, in case you weren't aware. Cheers Russavia [1] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:PD-RU-exempt [2] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Russian_letter_to_FIFA.jpg

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lets delete everything from commons (was The tragedy of Commons)

2014-06-22 Thread Russavia
, because it truly seems to me that you don't know how Commons operates and what our mission is. Cheers Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lets delete everything from commons (was The tragedy of Commons)

2014-06-22 Thread Russavia
Craig, et al On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 7:08 PM, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net wrote: Russavia, I'm a bit confused though about the parody/satire angle, my understanding is that a CC licence does not extinguish things such as moral rights that are not related to copyright. Sorry

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: List administration policy

2014-07-11 Thread Russavia
, and Trillium Corsage should be shown the door completely with their backdoor continued accusations which are made without a shred of proof. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:EEML [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Eastern_European_mailing_list/Evidence/Russavia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot i Wall street jpournal and BBC world

2014-07-16 Thread Russavia
examples I've had to remove imagery totally unrelated to the subject, and makes me question whether having a bot creating hundreds of thousands of stubbish articles is really the best way to go about content creation. Russavia [1] https://ceb.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mexico_(mga_mananap

[Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-07-31 Thread Russavia
Wikipedia article for the Russian national anthem,[5] replacing sheet music for the anthem with the sheet music for Putin -- khuilo (Putin is a dickhead).[6] Question to the masses, should the WMF refund the $20 donation made to it? Russavia [1] http://www.webcitation.org/6RTt5jM9U [2] https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-08-01 Thread Russavia
On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:23 AM, Newyorkbrad newyorkb...@gmail.com wrote: The activity you describe is obviously unacceptable. However, the amount of time and effort that out associated with tracking down and returning a particular $20 contribution would not be worth it. Newyorkbrad

Re: [Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-08-01 Thread Russavia
actually donated. Cheers Russavia [1] http://archive.today/L6OVn ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

[Wikimedia-l] Unacceptable -- CheckUser abuse gone uninvestigated

2014-08-01 Thread Russavia
attention and reply. Russavia [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Checkusers/Statisticsoldid=9555 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing the new Wikimedia blog: a place for movement news

2014-08-01 Thread Russavia
to http://automattic.com/privacy/ rather than the WMF's privacy policy. Is this an oversight or deliberate? Curiously yours, Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Unacceptable -- CheckUser abuse gone uninvestigated

2014-08-02 Thread Russavia
else completely different. Russavia [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:List_of_administratorsdiff=prevoldid=9055834 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CheckUser_policy#Use_of_the_tool ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Effective censorship of Wikipedia by Google

2014-08-02 Thread Russavia
What's the article on Wikipedia in question? ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,

[Wikimedia-l] SatuSuro, stop stalking the home of my parents

2014-08-02 Thread Russavia
for him to be stalking, not my home, but the home of my parents, which has resulted in them upgrading security, as great cost, to their castle. A message to SatuSuro -- stop stalking the home of my parents you creepy fuck. Russavia [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SatuSuro [2] https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Options for the German Wikipedia

2014-08-11 Thread Russavia
discussion, but an echo chamberis that what people want? Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

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

2014-08-14 Thread Russavia
is more difficult to find. Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Slideshow functionality for Wikipedia

2014-09-19 Thread Russavia
-retired/on extended wikibreak. Would anyone out there like to take this on board and get it created for English Wikipedia at the earliest convenience. It can be tested live on the article I am working on at the moment if need be.[3] Cheers Russavia [1] https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A2%D7%96%D7%A8

[Wikimedia-l] 50 million Flickr images

2014-11-20 Thread Russavia
Just thought this might be of interest to people on list: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/11/20/50-million-creative-commons-images-flickr-wall-art/ Kinda makes Commons pale in comparison. Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

[Wikimedia-l] Issue on Dutch Wikipedia in relation to BLP violating images

2014-11-28 Thread Russavia
article in the infobox. I think this is the least we can do for article subjects on our projects. Regards Russavia [1] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Images_of_identifiable_people [2] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Justine_bateman_7-10-2007.jpg [3] https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Issue on Dutch Wikipedia in relation to BLP violating images

2014-11-28 Thread Russavia
to those on there who call me a troll, for it is those people on Dutch Wikipedia who are playing unacceptable games in outright violation of the WMF Board resolution. They think they are punishing me, they are not; they are punishing the subject of the article. Regards, Russavia On Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding a new gear for WM photographer Poco a poco

2014-12-02 Thread Russavia
on the equipment when replaced :) Cheers Russavia On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 7:18 AM, Santi Navarro santiagonava...@wikimedia.org.es wrote: Sorry for crossposting: Help one of the best volunteer photographers in Wikimedia Commons restore his stolen equipment. Diego Delso is known as Poco a poco

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-05 Thread Russavia
in the future. Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, mailto:wikimedia-l-requ

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-05 Thread Russavia
the questions. That is not on. I'd appreciate some sort of response from you Michael that does include ad hominem attacks. Refer to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Graham%27s_Hierarchy_of_Disagreement.svg for where we should be (the top) and where we're at. Regards, Russavia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-05 Thread Russavia
the reader decide. Russavia On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:52 PM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: Michael, On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM, Michael Maggs mich...@maggs.name wrote: I regret that Fae has thought it necessary to bring his personal grievance against the UK chapter

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Google Groups: You've been added to Gender Gap

2014-12-05 Thread Russavia
that. :) It could appear from the message they sent it is our Indian friend who is doing this; but of course it could be someone joe jobbing them too. Who knows, who cares, it's not me all the same. Cheers Russavia -- Forwarded message -- From: Russavia (Google Groups) gender-gap+nore

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-05 Thread Russavia
to get this gift aid (whilst bypassing WMUK), just without registering themselves in the UK, which would see it having to comply with European directives on numerous issues. There's more to this story me thinks ;) Russavia [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-06 Thread Russavia
fundraising. ;) Russavia On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 2:11 AM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hello all, I just re-read this whole thread (!) this morning and here are the themes of points raised that I'm seeing ... I'll add this to the talk of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-07 Thread Russavia
? And are funds from these in country donors funnelled back to the WMF? Apologies if this is covered elsewhere. Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner interfering with Google results

2014-12-07 Thread Russavia
due to it stating to protect our independence from corporate Is there some way that this can be prevented, short of not using Google? Russavia ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner interfering with Google results

2014-12-07 Thread Russavia
will the fundraising text potentially be appearing in Google results for you think? I can confirm that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berry_and_MacFarlane_Monument is displaying correctly in Google results. Cheers, Russavia On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Dec

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner interfering with Google results

2014-12-07 Thread Russavia
yesterday). Cheers Russavia On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 3:12 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, For the record, we've been able to confirm that our fixes, which were already deployed Thursday, immediately addressed the issue on our end. Google also picked up the updated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-08 Thread Russavia
to be collected by WMUK or the WMF. Hopefully you can give us some clear answers to the issues which have been raised on both the Board noticeboard and this list; myself and others feel we are still none the wiser as to the reality. Cheers Russavia On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Lisa Gruwell

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-08 Thread Russavia
on that would be awesome. Sorry if it's been answered before. Cheers, Russavia [1] https://donate.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:FundraiserLandingPagecountry=GBuselang=enutm_medium=sidebarutm_source=donateutm_campaign=C13_en.wikipedia.org [2] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-11 Thread Russavia
Steven, Quite seriously, if you can't understand the concept of copyright and derivative works, then perhaps this is not the project for you. There's nothing more to say. Russavia On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: I just noticed a disturbing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-11 Thread Russavia
Steven, No Stephen, this is toxic -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOZuxwVk7TU My response was a hard truth unfortunately. As is my comments at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Green_tea_Kit-Kat.jpeg about your long, whiny post. Thanks for reading Russavia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-11 Thread Russavia
Luis, I know all about that applause Jimmy received. http://i.imgur.com/SKX3P8J.gif Steven, is that you in the middle? : Russavia On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 12:55 AM, Luis Villa lvi...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 8:44 AM, Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: Steven

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