Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

2014-01-10 Thread Sam Klein
I would very much enjoy notifications as an IP for IPs. We can make a few carve-outs: - major hubs (schools, businesses, wifi providers with thousands of users) can be excluded. The message/framing to IPs would be slightly different than that for logged-in users: since we can't be sure it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open letter from Wikimedia Argentina regarding URAA

2014-03-02 Thread Sam Klein
On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Nathan wrote: Which led to the thought that hey, what we really need is a meta-project for hosting images that is *explicitly* intended to serve the other projects. We tried this before, right? But maybe this time we make the meta-project a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New comprehensive overview of ongoing WMF work (Re: WMF FDC Proposal: we invite your participation)

2014-04-03 Thread Sam Klein
That is quite beautiful, thank you Tilman and all who worked on it. I was looking for such an overview recently, particularly the engineering piece. Sam On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 11:54 PM, phoebe ayers wrote: On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM, Tilman Bayer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

2014-05-29 Thread Sam Klein
Thanks, Bence and Greg. I appreciate all of the thought going into this. Can you describe the groups that might have been problematic as UGs? I think both becoming and stopping to be a UG should be a simple process. It looks like the main steps are a) appointing a liaison b) having some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Sam Klein
Ah Erik! I have fond memories of the early ideas of wikidata and omegawiki as well. Your dedication and prolific ideas have changed collaboration for the better, and I'm sure will continue to for a long time. Good company and bright dreams, Sam On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Emmanuel

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

2015-05-06 Thread Sam Klein
Hi Romaine, Are there other evals of WLM projects that capture the complexity you want? Perhaps single-community evaluations done by the WLM organizers there? Sam On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 7:21 AM, Romaine Wiki wrote: Hi all, In the past months the Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [US media] Wikimedia on US television program 60 Minutes tonight

2015-04-06 Thread Sam Klein
It was really quite good. Worth watching for those who can find copies. They do all follow Twitter closely, even if the spinoff _140 Seconds_ hasn't been so popular.SJ On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 4:16 AM, Pine W wrote: Very nice piece, if a little hazy on details.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is Phabricator appropriate for managing non-coding projects?

2015-06-04 Thread Sam Klein
Great question. I'd love a structured task manager for such things, also. On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 2:01 PM, David Cuenca Tudela wrote: Hi, I am looking for a space where I can set up projects like: - clean up a wiki category - set up book scanning tasks - track a survey

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

2015-06-05 Thread Sam Klein
On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 1:55 AM, Amir E. Aharoni wrote: please slap me if I overstep the self-promotion. No no, please go on. This is one of the best wiki tools in a while. I did a Wikipedia editing workshop in the University of South Africa in Pretoria

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of 2015 WMF Board elections

2015-06-05 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you, Greg. Kudos to the committee on a well-run election process, particularly in encouraging participation. And warm congratulations to Dariusz, Denny, and James! I know you will be excellent in this role. SJ On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 7:17 PM, Milos Rancic wrote:

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

2015-06-22 Thread Sam Klein
, art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries? This is a beautiful idea. I don't know if you could rig a java script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page, but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying efforts On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:39 AM, Sam

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

2015-06-22 Thread Sam Klein
You could find candidates in the most popular images and tag them by hand. If it seems /possible/ that the image is affected, it could be faded out. As you say, that might be enough for it to be removed. If it is /likely/ that it is affected, it could be lightboxed or replaced. Julia Reda, the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bylaw proposal on term limits

2015-06-23 Thread Sam Klein
On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:06 AM, rupert THURNER wrote: Hi, while all this sounds not bad I am wondering what the reasoning behind the extention of the time serving would be, as well if one wants to limit the number of terms what good a waiting time would do to break

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

2015-06-21 Thread Sam Klein
On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Pine W wrote: Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this issue? The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue. It is eligible to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying. But I don't believe it has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia wins Spain's prestigious Asturias prize for international cooperation

2015-06-17 Thread Sam Klein
Simply fantastic. Thanks for sharing! SJ On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1:53 PM, Ivan Martínez wrote: I think it's relevant for the Spanish speaking countries. In my country the media have this theme today and the Princesa de Asturias Prize (formerly Príncipe de Asturias) is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16

2015-05-26 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you, Garfield. Pine W writes: I am very interested in hearing what my fellow Wikimedians think of this document, particularly those who have experience with managing our affiliates and those with FDC experience Seconded! I found the FDC feedback last year enormously helpful. I know

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16

2015-05-30 Thread Sam Klein
On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Cristian Consonni wrote: 2015-05-28 11:42 GMT+02:00 Liam Wyatt The WMF talks about eating your own dog food[2] in terms of engineering, but it would be good if something similar would take place in the annual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Plan FY15-16

2015-07-02 Thread Sam Klein
Lila - thank you for this plan, and for continuing the course started with the call to action. It is welcome to see this more detailed format, and that you are taking feedback into consideration. Pine - The page on Meta has been updated.

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

2015-08-19 Thread Sam Klein
There's a more general problem here we should fix: We already know that effectiveness of any single banner drops off dramatically after the first few views. So there's rarely a reason to run a continuous banner -- certainly not if there are other banners to run. We should improve the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] visual Editor is now worth using in outreach editathons

2015-07-30 Thread Sam Klein
Strongly seconded. This makes copyedits and typo correction - the first step of editing - 15 seconds rather than 150. (It could be much faster still if the edit summary process weren't so elaborate :) just let anyone doubleclick to edit a single word, and autosave it as a minor edit without

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dictator

2015-10-27 Thread Sam Klein
...and the helper tool for naming new concepts is Benevocent? On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Milos Rancic wrote: > No, it's not about Jimmy :P It's about the software for parsing > dictionaries. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you. On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Quim Gil wrote: > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a > product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a > dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing Superprotect

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

2015-10-19 Thread Sam Klein
+1 for public archives to start. Private lists are almost never made public later, even where there's no need for privacy. A more transparent alternative is to make any list publicly-archived (archives world-readable, even if membership and ability to post to the list is restricted), while

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Product Department Office Hour with Wes Moran, Thursday, 10 December

2015-12-09 Thread Sam Klein
Thanks Rachel, this sounds interesting & seems of broad interest! Perhaps worth announcing on some of the larger WP's too? I've always thought some of these weekly meetings would make interesting banners for only logged-in users; set at a low % or # of total impressions to match the amount of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Sam Klein
Thanks to all for organizing the survey and for sharing! A lot of these should help people stay in touch on smaller wikis and sibling projects where they are less active (and currently less likely to see pings and messages), so while I also want to see wikisource take over the world, these seem

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-12-11 Thread Sam Klein
The Guardian piece was really good, thank you. As was the personal history Joi published: Kerry's mention is promising; let's keep pushing for visibility at this level. Sam On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 3:43 PM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-12-11 Thread Sam Klein
On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 3:51 PM, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, > > If you are serious as a Wikipedian and, when you think that a Syrian can be > a Wikipedian, you may appreciate the need to know at least about some > Syrians and a little more about Syria... > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-06 Thread Sam Klein
Kelly and Arnnon, good to meet you! This is an exciting time to join the movement; your experience and insight will be welcome. I hope you have a chance to share public thoughts from time to time. Anthere: > I appreciate Kelly is a woman as well. I would suggest changing the profile picture

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Origin and status of WMF Values and Guiding principles

2016-01-06 Thread Sam Klein
On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 9:53 PM, Guillaume Paumier <> wrote: > > > > * That resolution indicates that the guiding principles "may come to > replace > the previous list of values",

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulations to the first four organizations to receive Simple Annual Plan Grants!

2015-12-29 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you Winifred - very good to see this has taken off. SJ On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Winifred Olliff wrote: > Dear Wikimedia colleagues: > > In response to feedback about the grants process > < >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-31 Thread Sam Klein
I just want to echo this. James, I do know you personally, and am better for it. Thank you for your tireless efforts to improve information and health around the world, and for the thought you give to how the projects can flourish and multiply. Warmly, Sj On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Anna

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-25 Thread Sam Klein
Back at my computer: I checked w/ Jon Phillips and folks at newpalmyra and & pointed them to the Meta talk page. It sounded from a quick chat as though they had something planned this week, but the real question is how could a campaign like this be best directed if it was carried

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-24 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you to everyone working on this. Basel is a beautiful person, who contributed in so many ways to sharing knowledge, not only in our community. A banner (in rotation for a month? with a focused drive on one day coordinated w/ other activist groups?), and possibly a logo ribbon, would be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Changes to Community Engagement

2016-02-08 Thread Sam Klein
Luis - how you will be missed! Thank you for helping the projects grow on so many fronts — in policy, engagement, and general good will. Maggie, I can't think of a better interim director.SJ On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 3:31 PM, Luis Villa wrote: > Hi, all- > This is a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Outcomes from the Consultation on Wikimedia movemen conferences/Wikimania

2016-02-09 Thread Sam Klein
It absolutely makes sense to have a named week/end each year where everyone tries to get together. I don't know if it needs to have a primary physical venue, certainly there are already thousands of people who are only able to participate online, and find ways to do so, including a few satellite

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Another goodbye

2016-02-11 Thread Sam Klein
On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:40 PM, Liam Wyatt wrote: > It has been an honour and a privilege working with you Siko. You've a > pillar > of integrity, insight and good-humour through so many different projects. > As Hunter S Thomson wrote - "buy the ticket, take the ride" - and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why take grants? (was: Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?)

2016-02-02 Thread Sam Klein
Thanks Scott, this is important context. I think Wikimedia gets rather too little of its funding from other foundations, through cooperations with like-minded organizations, and from national/international initiatives to educate and to preserve culture & knowledge. Scott writes: > MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 Harassment Survey - Results Report

2016-01-29 Thread Sam Klein
Thanks Patrick, a wonderful first step. For future updates, I hope you can find ways to add data from automated analysis of interactions, like the League of Legends example Toby shared a few months back. Sam On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:20 PM, Patrick Earley wrote: > Hello

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you, Patricio & María. On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Liam Wyatt wrote: > Appointing María to the vacant seat is the best decision in the > circumstances IMO. Not only does she come with strong "community seat" > legitimacy as the person who came 'next' in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Advisory board

2016-01-30 Thread Sam Klein
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 2:18 AM, Asaf Bartov wrote: > > > (It would be interesting to hear some better experiences: ways in which our > AB has been useful over the years.) > + AB members usually submits names for trustee and exec searches, when they are aware of those

Re: [Wikimedia-l] One Last Ride

2016-02-23 Thread Sam Klein
Oliver - Best of luck to you; there is certainly much to secure. May you keep channeling your strange, wonderful, awful wit. Sam On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 7:01 PM, Oliver Keyes wrote: > I genuinely misread this as describing my wit as "strange and > wonderful and awful". > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Sam Klein
Craig Franklin writes: > any action that would injure the movement would also > injure the Foundation by definition. Denny is quite correct that trustees > have a legal obligation to put the Foundation before anything else, however > there's usually a fair bit of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Basque Wikimedians User Group

2016-02-25 Thread Sam Klein
Wonderful, and welcome to you all. On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 3:36 PM, wrote: > zorionak!!! > > Great news! > > Mobile sent > > El 25 febr 2016, a les 19:19, Carlos M. Colina > va escriure: > > Dear all, > > > > I am honoured to announce, on behalf of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Powerful on-wiki art visualization

2016-02-22 Thread Sam Klein
So nice - I just spent 10 minutes playing with this with friends over dinner. It's tough to construct a new one without a debugger, though. On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 10:15 PM, Yuri Astrakhan wrote: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Powerful on-wiki art visualization

2016-02-22 Thread Sam Klein
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 10:25 PM, Dan Andreescu wrote: > I have this funny feeling that we're about to see like a million of these > happen. I wonder if this is how people felt around 2005 : ) > Based on how long it took me to make this one (following the theme), it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reducing the net cost of Wikimania

2016-02-18 Thread Sam Klein
That's most helpful, thank you both. On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 5:14 PM, Pharos wrote: > Thanks, Ellie and Chris, this historical experience should be very helpful > for future discussions! > > Best, > Pharos > > On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 5:06 PM, Chris Schilling

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

2016-02-18 Thread Sam Klein
Lane writes: > Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request > nominations? Ok. I take it they have already been emailed directly? And each chapter can handle this however they like? > Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they > would nominate,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What is the Board's HR Committee doing to stem the tide of staff resignations?

2016-02-19 Thread Sam Klein
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 10:35 PM, MZMcBride wrote: > > My respect for the staff of the Wikimedia Foundation has only > grown seeing the restraint and maturity with which you all have acted. > This. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-19 Thread Sam Klein
Dear Siko, I was trying to phrase something like this, but you beat me to it. This discussion gives me hope. Siko writes: > Ido, Ori, Sydney, Shani, Ben, Delphine, Gayle, thank you for your boldness > and wisdom in this thread. I know how rarely some of us speak on this list, > and I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Technical issues of Wikimedia [was: Particular interests and common ground]

2016-02-20 Thread Sam Klein
Amir, this email is so quotable it hurts. > "There is a cool project called Knowledge Engine but we don't have money for it, > We can just give you a space to put your source code and test it, and running it." Please to launch all future projects this way. > I asked my life partner and he said

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Sam Klein
Thanks Denny for contributing here; very much appreciated. Milos: > After you reset the culture of denial, you should now start thinking > how to boot the system again. Forget everything previous, forget the > common excuses for avoiding responsibility. This is fair advice. The Board is looked

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meeting in Berlin (was: Executive transition planning)

2016-03-01 Thread Sam Klein
This is an excellent approach, thank you. SJ On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 10:19 AM, Tim Moritz Hector <> wrote: > Dear fellow Wikimedians, > > I have been closely following the developments of the previous weeks. A lot > of things have been said, concerns and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-09 Thread Sam Klein
Ariel Glenn writes: > I'd like to see more complete minutes that get published more frequently; I > suspect the members of the Board would love it if they could make it happen Minutes review doesn't need to be prolonged; the longer you wait the less participants remember. Online board votes can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] portal page update!

2016-03-15 Thread Sam Klein
I'm using the portal much more these days! Two thoughts, a few days in: = Is there a way to turn on thumbnailing on the individual language wikis too? = Auto-suggesting language based on charset would be nice. when searching in multiple languages I always forget once to switch to the target

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-09 Thread Sam Klein
> > On 3/9/16 2:29 PM, MZMcBride wrote: > > The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the foundation and > > appoints its Executive Director. It seems very worrying that this body > has > > now admitted that it's so out-of-touch with the workings of the > > organization that it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Sam Klein
aude wrote: > Patricio Lorente wrote: > > > Starting on March 14th, current Chief Communications Officer > > Katherine Maher ( > > will step into the role of interim Executive Director. We thank the > C-levels for > > \o/ :-) > > I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Book Grant Program Announcement

2016-03-28 Thread Sam Klein
Wonderful! I still think Erik's suggestion long ago that there should just be an Amazon bot that automatically approves & logs book orders from long-time editors, was a great one. There might still be a need for these higher-overhead programs (possibly e.g. for people who want more privacy about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-22 Thread Sam Klein
Having a shop that is run with low overhead by someone who specializes in handling inventory and shipping, is a very good idea. I've had to do this both in-house and externally at a few organizations and when your shipping volume is as low as the WM Shop's currently is, it doesn't make sense to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-22 Thread Sam Klein
On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 7:07 PM, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: > > Again as I recall, many chapters tried to negotiate amendments to that > prohibition, and I vaguely recall the French chapter being successful, > and I vaguely recall the Italian chapter being unsuccessful. > > I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Using this list to tear people down

2016-03-02 Thread Sam Klein
+1 On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 11:11 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote: > I agree to do so. I'll help you constructively remind. > Thank you. > /a > > On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 6:05 PM, Keegan Peterzell > wrote: > > > On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 7:21 PM, Chris

Re: [Wikimedia-l] election for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees ends May 7...

2016-05-03 Thread Sam Klein
On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 11:52 AM, attolippip wrote: > > JFYI, Wikimedia Ukraine has not voted yet, as we wanted to talk to the > candidates via skype/hangouts before making the final decision [1] [2] [3] > [4] [5] [6] > And during Wikimedia Conference we had a chance to talk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Spam] Re: Affiliate Selected Board Seats - Result

2016-05-10 Thread Sam Klein
Congrats, you two! Yea, Christophe: you are just in time to catch a second round of FDC deliberations. Lucky for the WMF more than for you perhaps :) –SJ On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 2:09 AM, Christophe Henner <> wrote: > Thank you everyone :) > > Seeing the turnout

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board structure (Was: New Elections Committee)

2016-07-27 Thread Sam Klein
[[m:Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_Committee/Board_structure ]] Wiki pages are certainly better for long-term organization of discussions. They are harder for a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2016 call for Board Governance Committee Volunteer and Advisory members

2016-07-15 Thread Sam Klein
Nataliia - I really appreciate this step! I hope it serves the committee well. Sam On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Nataliia Tymkiv wrote: > Dear all, > > This letter is a public call for interested people to serve as Board > Governance Committee (BGC) Volunteer and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open call for Project Grant proposals (Jul 1-Aug 2)

2016-07-01 Thread Sam Klein
This looks excellent. Thanks for the regular clinic schedule. +S On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 1:06 PM, Alex Wang wrote: > Hi everyone, > > The Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program will launch its first open > call on July 1. We will be accepting proposals through August

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-27 Thread Sam Klein
The sincerity and quality of communication in this thread, and is deep-linked citations, made me grin in an outrageous week. You are all wonderful. On the original subject: Interactives are increasingly satisfying to use; hats off to those involved. No surprise they inspired this shaded

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Concerns in general

2017-01-28 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you, Pine. Yes, this is essential. We've avoided the issue in the past, but it's time to have a proper international backup now. On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 3:52 AM, Pine W wrote: > I have created a Phabricator task here: > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] GPS data shift

2016-10-04 Thread Sam Klein
On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 2:01 AM, Joseph Seddon wrote: > currently there is no clear indication within Wikipedia articles > and as far as I can tell within Wikidata as to both what *datum* and what > *version* any particular coordinate relates to, there is no guarantee that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-24 Thread Sam Klein
Thanks for these updates, Carlos and all. On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:43 AM, Salvador A wrote: > I want to close the chapter of this discussion related to > quantitative-qualitative criteria in order to call your attention to some > consequences of this new criteria for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Personal Update

2016-11-04 Thread Sam Klein
Kelly: Wonderful news; congratulations, and thanks for the update. Christophe, thank you for that thoughtful addendum. Rogol: > The point of [my comment] was that the process of managing Kelly's conflict of interest will deprive the Board of a source of advice > I don't see why this should

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open letter to the new CTO

2016-11-14 Thread Sam Klein
I really appreciate the thoughtful detail in this thread. Thanks, Scott. Multi-content revisions are a really good idea and the level of public discussion seemed fitting. > If we clean up a seldom-used corner case in the wikitext > specification, is that still "wikitext"? If we replace

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: Abraham Taherivand appointed Interim Executive Director

2016-12-10 Thread Sam Klein
Wow. Congratulations to you both, and to WMDE for the smooh transition. I hope to see great things in the future, in Berlin and in WMDE. Abraham, warmest welcome to the wikiverse. Sam On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:47 AM, Christian Rickerts <> wrote: > Dear

Re: [Wikimedia-l] English Fundraiser Update

2016-12-17 Thread Sam Klein
Lisa & Jaime - Congratulations to all on a fast campaign. Is this the fastest time-to-goal on record? This is a season in which neutrality and genuineness are precious commodities. No surprise that many people I know have given more than usual to projects such as ours. I hope you can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulation, Hebrew Wikipedia

2016-12-29 Thread Sam Klein
Huzzah! Congrats, and thanks for sharing this, Itzik :) On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <> wrote: > Hi, > > I'm happy to share with you that this morning the 200,000th article has > been written on the Hebrew Wikipedia - The Southern Pudu (there