Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-26 Thread Steve Zhang
On 26 May 2013 07:35, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Gayle, I am going to be frank. I think I know a little more about you and your work than the average member of this list does. I appreciate your explanations and apologies, but I'm continuing to have a hard time with this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-26 Thread Steve Zhang
On 26 May 2013 16:53, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: I can agree with the rest but this is interesting: Steve Zhang, 26/05/2013 08:42: [...] Now, the removal of adminship of volunteer editors on the WMF wiki (among other changes) happened for a reason, [...] really

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Simple English hits 100k this week

2013-05-30 Thread Steve Zhang
Wow! What a great achievement for Simple (and for you, Sarah ;-)) On Thursday, May 30, 2013, Sarah Stierch wrote: And...urm...I wrote the article that hit 100k. That's not the point, but, just felt the need to preface... http://simple.wikipedia.org/**wiki/Wikipedia:Announcements#**

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours for VisualEditor

2013-10-30 Thread Steve Zhang
I have to say, I'm amazed such a long discussion has occured over a question about the time for an office hours sessions. *Steven Zhang* *cro0...@gmail.com* On 31 October 2013 09:42, Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org wrote: On 31/10/13 02:51, Newyorkbrad wrote: In an arbitration

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some sad news

2013-11-20 Thread Steve Zhang
The loss of someone always hits us hard; the loss of one of us even more so. I was lucky enough to work with Jackson, albeit briefly. He will be very sorely missed and I wish his family all the best during these tough times. On 21/11/2013 4:33 AM, Amy Vossbrinck avossbri...@wikimedia.org wrote:

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Australia 2013 AGM results

2013-11-23 Thread Steve Zhang
Dear Wikimedians, Wikimedia Australia today held their annual general meeting today and has elected a new management committee. President - Steven Zhang Vice President - Gideon Digby Secretary - Andrew Owens Ordinary members - Robert Myers, Pru Mitchell, Charles Gregory and Michael

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaau-l] Wikimedia Australia public meeting on Sunday at 4PM AEDST

2013-11-30 Thread Steve Zhang
Hi all, Just a reminder that the below meeting will take place today at 4pm AEDST in the #wikimedia-au IRC channel on Freenode. There's no set agenda but it's your chance to ask questions, provide feedback, give ideas or just chat with other Wikimedians. Hope to see you then. Steven Zhang

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaau-l] Wikimedia Australia public meeting on Sunday at 4PM AEDST

2013-11-30 Thread Steve Zhang
Hi all, Just a reminder - this meeting starts in 15 minutes. Steve Steven Zhang President - Wikimedia Australia steven.zh...@wikimedia.org.au On 1 December 2013 12:02, Steve Zhang steven.zh...@wikimedia.org.au wrote: Hi all, Just a reminder that the below meeting will take place today

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-29 Thread Steve Zhang
Part of me still thinks we'd be better off and it would be easier to try clone Sue rather than trying to find a suitable replacement for her... On 29/01/2014 7:03 PM, Ting Chen wing.phil...@gmx.de wrote: Hello dear all, hello Transition Team, hello dear board, I am still willing to take the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-29 Thread Steve Zhang
/2014 12:08 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 29 January 2014 12:21, Steve Zhang cro0...@gmail.com wrote: Part of me still thinks we'd be better off and it would be easier to try clone Sue rather than trying to find a suitable replacement for her... Hm, clone armies. Could the WMF strategy

[Wikimedia-l] Call for volunteers - Individual Engagement Grants Committee

2014-03-07 Thread Steve Zhang
Hi all! At the moment, the Individual Engagement grant committee has an open call for volunteers :) We're looking for interested individuals who can put in some time each round (we have two rounds a year) to brainstorm with potential grantees, and help evaluate proposals for funding. The call

[Wikimedia-l] Update on search for the WMF Executive Director

2014-03-24 Thread Steve Zhang
Hi all, It probably means nothing, but the other day I noticed that the Executive Director post had been removed from the Job Openings page on the WMF wiki ( https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Job_openings#Office_of_the_Executive_Director) and was curious. Has there been an update on the search

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on search for the WMF Executive Director

2014-03-24 Thread Steve Zhang
Ah, alright. Thanks all, must have missed it :) On 25 March 2014 00:10, Martijn Hoekstra martijnhoeks...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:56 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Steve Zhang wrote: It probably means nothing, but the other day I noticed that the Executive

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

2014-04-02 Thread Steve Zhang
topic in Berlin. Steve Zhang President - Wikimedia Australia On 02/04/2014 9:27 am, Itzik Edri it...@infra.co.il wrote: Sorry Nicole, but I'm unhappy with your answer. You are right, engagement on other topics is needed, but this is not means people don't have the right to ask questions

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

2014-04-02 Thread Steve Zhang
this. This is why money will be spend. It is realistic, effective and particularly for a new team a great opportunity to get to know people. My mum would applaud money spend effectively. Thanks, GerardM On 2 April 2014 12:10, Steve Zhang cro0...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, I'll just start

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED

2014-05-01 Thread Steve Zhang
Welcome from Australia, Lila. As you can see, us Wikimedia folk are a welcoming bunch and eager to learn more about you :) Sue - we will all miss you :) Steven Zhang President - Wikimedia Australia On 2 May 2014 04:17, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear fellow community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel been accepted to the Google Grants program

2014-05-05 Thread Steve Zhang
We (WMAU) have thought about it, but need to work out some details. Has there been much success from Google Grants? On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: Interesting! WM-DE and WMF have both had adword grants - looking at the mailing list archives, they seemed

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

2014-05-21 Thread Steve Zhang
I have to say I'm quite surprised by this announcement and this course of action taken by the Foundation, though it's not the first time this has happened, and very few chapters are left with a fundraising agreement. I don't know the reasons this action was taken, but I am troubled. :/ On 21