[Wikimedia-l] First IRC office hours with the editor engagement experiments team

2012-04-30 Thread Steven Walling
/Editor_Engagement_Experiments 3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Editor_engagement_experiments Thanks, and hopefully we'll see you Friday! -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours reminder

2012-05-01 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote: On the IRC front, I note that Sue last had an IRC office hours session on 13 March and there doesn't seem to be any scheduled sessions with Sue in May. Might it be an idea to have another office hours session with Sue soon?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Sverige hires Project manager for GLAM and outreach projects

2012-05-03 Thread Steven Walling
for their first hire are quite necessary, I think it's exceptionally good to see a chapter focusing on outreach work in its professional development. Sounds like we'll see lots more cool projects coming out of Wikimedia Sverige soon. :) -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours with Kul and Amit, about Wikipedia Zero and other mobile work

2012-05-06 Thread Steven Walling
On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 5:23 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: maybe relevant information to some: this is Ascension day - a public holiday, depending on where you live. Apologies if that is a conflict for anyone (I was not aware of the holiday). If anyone needs to miss this

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: IRC office hours with Kul and Amit, about Wikipedia Zero and other mobile work

2012-05-17 Thread Steven Walling
Just a reminder that this is happenening this morning. -- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: May 3, 2012 4:01 PM Subject: IRC office hours with Kul and Amit, about Wikipedia Zero and other mobile work To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Hi

[Wikimedia-l] Office hours about the new mobile site and other mobile work at the WMF

2012-05-21 Thread Steven Walling
be in #wikimedia-office from 18:00-19:00 UTC, Friday the 23rd. As usual, docs are on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Office hours about the new mobile site and other mobile work at the WMF

2012-05-25 Thread Steven Walling
Just a quick reminder that this is happening in less than an hour. -- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM Subject: Office hours about the new mobile site and other mobile work at the WMF To: Wikimedia Mailing List

[Wikimedia-l] Academics and accessible writing

2012-05-28 Thread Steven Walling
Hey folks, Today I was browsing the many fine articles that have been edited on EN as part of the Wikipedia initiative by the Association for Psychological Science.[1] There is no doubt that the articles which these professors and students have worked are better by any measure of quality. But I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Purpose-driven motivation

2012-06-19 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:05 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Hi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM9p4o050EY Someone sent this to me earlier this week. It's a ten-minute cartoon video that discusses purpose and motivation. The video lightly touches on technical projects such as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours The future of e-mail usage in Wikimedia projects 2012-07-18 16:30 UTC

2012-06-25 Thread Steven Walling
On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 5:54 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Excuse me. Just about a month ago, we had a discussion about spreading out the times during which office hours would be hosted. Instead of increased diversity in times, it seems ALL office hours are now being scheduled during

[Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours with the editor engagement experiments team

2012-06-28 Thread Steven Walling
! As usual, docs about office hours are on Meta.[1] There is also material documenting our experimental work there,[2] and on English Wikipedia at WP:E3. Talk to you then, -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours 2. https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] OFFICE actions and WMF image tagging

2012-07-03 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: Office actions have historically been used to blank or delete pages, the current listed policy on Meta and commons[3][4] make no mention of Global bans or blocking a user locally, or even globally. I have not known for office

[Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans policy

2012-07-05 Thread Steven Walling
of would be most appreciated. Thanks for reading, -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Global_bans 2. https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use 3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_bans P.S. On a personal note, I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans policy

2012-07-05 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: It's worth noting here that there is something of a disagreement about the import of the Terms of Use; Steve Walling and Ryan Kaldari have argued that the ToU require that the Wikimedia community devise a policy permitting and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans policy

2012-07-05 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:57 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: I thought about that but beyond the language issue, the RfC has also been open for awhile and had significant participation. Since the trend is to reject the policy as written anyway, that makes it unenforceable until a new RfC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans policy

2012-07-06 Thread Steven Walling
6, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 4:04 AM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org wrote: P.S. On a personal note, I wanted to say that though I'm writing this with my staff accout during working hours, this is not really a part of my core

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans

2012-07-06 Thread Steven Walling
On Jul 6, 2012 2:48 AM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk wrote: Short answer as I understand it: Global blocks are the technical feature and refer to the accounts, the IPs and the software capability; global bans are the policy and refer to the people who are unwelcome. Deryck has got it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours with the editor engagement experiments team

2012-07-06 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 3:47 PM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Hi all, The second IRC office hours with the Foundation's editor engagement experiments team will be on Saturday July 7th at 18:00 UTC. We've just completed our first feature experiment on English Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's use of Mingle

2012-07-16 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 8:55 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Hi. Someone recently asked me about the Wikimedia Foundation's installation of Mingle (https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/) and when I went to find documentation about it, I came up dry. I started a page in the most

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans

2012-07-19 Thread Steven Walling
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 4:25 AM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: With that in mind, and since the current state of the RFC on your proposal, roughly nine days after commenting began, is about 50% for and 50% against in its current form, I would like to offer to work with you on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-29 Thread Steven Walling
On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: I don't know how did the meeting with the Portuguese Wikipedians go; I suppose that it was good. I don't remember that I read anything about it in blogs or mailing lists, but I may have missed it. Maybe what

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-29 Thread Steven Walling
On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: That reads like it was a meeting with a selection of Brazilian Wikipedians. That does not equate with Portuguese Wikipedia’s top contributors. I'm sure some of Portuguese Wikipedia’s top contributors are Brazilian,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-29 Thread Steven Walling
On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: While I may not be involved in the Portuguese Wikipedia, I do have a masters degree in mathematics, so I can reliably inform you that majority is not the same as all. The WMF tends to employ smart people, so I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-29 Thread Steven Walling
On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: This is not a mole hill. It is the WMF (I assume intentionally, since you must have known better) misleading people about its activities. You had a particular message you wanted to give, so you described the activity

[Wikimedia-l] Office hours with Sue Gardner tomorrow

2012-08-17 Thread Steven Walling
at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Office hours for editor engagement experiments this Saturday

2012-09-08 Thread Steven Walling
This is happening in about 20 minutes in #wikimedia-office. -- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:33 PM Subject: Office hours for editor engagement experiments this Saturday To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CNET News: Corruption in Wikiland? Paid PR scandal erupts at Wikipedia

2012-09-18 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM, Sarah slimvir...@gmail.com wrote: I don't know anything about this case, but it does seem that paid advocacy is increasing, and although the community seems opposed to it as a whole, that message isn't getting through to individual editors. It's becoming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CNET News: Corruption in Wikiland? Paid PR scandal erupts at Wikipedia

2012-09-19 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote: In the past, those conversations were short, and ended in a permaban (cf. Jimbo's past statements about blocking anyone offering commercial editing, cf. Kohs). Today, the people concerned are chapter trustees and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid editing language wide

2012-09-19 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: Hello Is there a place (I looked on meta and saw nothing) where the situation with regards to paid editing or more generally the practices toward declaration of conflict of interest in all linguistic versions of

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] #switch limits

2012-09-20 Thread Steven Walling
Template authors on any and every wiki, this one's for you. ;) -- Forwarded message -- From: Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org Date: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:07 PM Subject: [Wikitech-l] #switch limits To: wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org Over the last week, we have noticed very

[Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours about account creation and login redesign

2012-11-28 Thread Steven Walling
. are on Meta.[4] Where: #wikimedia-office -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Account_creation_UX 2. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Account_creation_user_experience 3. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Design/Login 4. https

[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: IRC office hours about account creation and login redesign

2012-12-01 Thread Steven Walling
This is happening in just a few minutes. -- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM Subject: IRC office hours about account creation and login redesign To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Hi all

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

2012-12-02 Thread Steven Walling
On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Mono monom...@gmail.com wrote: They are now expanded by default Not //quite// the case, actually. So far as I can see, the banners slide open when you mouse over them, but stay closed by default. I think it's kind of bad tactic, since it defies user

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2012-12-19 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi folks, to increase accountability and create more opportunities for course corrections and resourcing adjustments as necessary, Sue's asked me and Howie Fung to set up a quarterly project evaluation process, starting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] compromise?

2012-12-28 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: How about for the April fundraiser, instead of setting a dollar value goal, we agree to use multivariate analysis instead of A/B testing to optimize the messaging from volunteer submissions in advance, then run the whole

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: Big data benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

2013-01-03 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM, Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.orgwrote: It should be obvious that what is missing is discipline. An arbitration committee with expanded scope, with full-time members funded by the WMF (at arm's length for legal reasons), could go a long way towards solving

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: Big data benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

2013-01-04 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM, Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org wrote: It should be obvious that what is missing is discipline. An arbitration committee with expanded scope, with full-time members funded by the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: Big data benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

2013-01-04 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 5:03 AM, Fred Bauder fredb...@fairpoint.net wrote: With respect to welcoming and assisting new users on the English Wikipedia where there is a bewildering volume of varied activity by new and experienced users it might be helpful if we had a recent changes options that

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

2013-01-09 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: Steven's link, without the extra is in it: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Editor_engagement_experiments Thanks Matthew. :) ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage: Chance, bore, or hazard

2013-01-12 Thread Steven Walling
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nlwrote: Dear colleagues, Since November 2012, Wikivoyage is a part of the Wikimedia movement. I have come to some thoughts about this old/new project, both from the perspective of a collaborator and from the perspective of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Steven Walling
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Sarah Stierch sarah.stie...@gmail.comwrote: Official statement from the family: http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-**

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2013-01-20 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi folks, to increase accountability and create more opportunities for course corrections and resourcing adjustments as necessary, Sue's asked me and Howie Fung to set up a quarterly project evaluation process, starting

[Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours with the Editor Engagement Experiments team

2013-02-04 Thread Steven Walling
Wikipedians. We'll likely discuss these projects, including testing results so far, as well as any questions people might have. Thanks, -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours 2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: IRC office hours with the Editor Engagement Experiments team

2013-02-06 Thread Steven Walling
Reminder that this is happening later today. -- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM Subject: IRC office hours with the Editor Engagement Experiments team To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Hi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Global bans RFC closed

2013-03-03 Thread Steven Walling
On Mar 3, 2013 1:47 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Hmm. There were 77 comments in support, and 68 comments in opposition, but it was closed as supporting the global bans policy in its current form. Interesting. Note the comments for the second option were to support the position that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2013-03-23 Thread Steven Walling
On Saturday, March 23, 2013, ENWP Pine wrote: Tilman, Thanks, it's great to see the momentum here in Mobile Contributions. Was there any discussion about how to convert the selfies uploaders and people who sign up for the watchlist feature into more active contributors? This seems like an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-27 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: The Board has appointed a Transition Team which consists of the Chair of the Board of Trustees Kat Walsh, and HR Committee member Alice Wiegand, Sue, Sue’s deputy and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Vice-President

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Adopt a page

2013-03-30 Thread Steven Walling
On Saturday, March 30, 2013, Strainu wrote: Guys, I think you're reading more into it than it is. When you're adopting an animal you don't get to decide what and how much it gets to eat. Similarly adopting a wiki page wouldn't mean you pay for having a say on the content. At the bottom end

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: A refreshing change to the ConfirmEdit extension

2013-04-22 Thread Steven Walling
Sorry for cross-posting, but I wanted to make sure more people are aware this before we deploy it (likely on Thursday the 25th). -- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM Subject: A refreshing change to the ConfirmEdit

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-23 Thread Steven Walling
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Nathan wrote: The necessity of public comment on a detailed budget is overblown. I don't think the Foundation should dedicate a lot of time or resources into getting input into the budget development process from members of the community. This is one area where

[Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours about upcoming account creation and login redesigns

2013-04-23 Thread Steven Walling
functions of login and account creation. This Saturday the 27th at 18:00 UTC,[2] we'll be hosting IRC office hours to talk about these changes with anyone interested. Please join us. :-) -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ 1. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki

[Wikimedia-l] New account creation and login ready for testing on all projects

2013-04-25 Thread Steven Walling
of posting locally to Village Pumps as well, targeting the top ten Wikipedias and the English version of all other projects. Help spread the word if you can. :) -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ 1. http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/04/25/try-new-login-accountcreation/ 2. https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New account creation and login ready for testing on all projects

2013-04-25 Thread Steven Walling
-accountcreation/ On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, Today the Editor Engagement Experiments team has ported our new designs for account creation and login to the current version of MediaWiki core, meaning it is now available for testing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-28 Thread Steven Walling
On Sunday, April 28, 2013, Risker wrote: I'd actually suggest the opposite: That the only people eligible to vote for the three elected seats be active participants within the Wikimedia projects. That would drop the staff/contractor and advisory board eligibility. Alternately, let's make

[Wikimedia-l] New designs for account creation and login rolling out gradually to all projects

2013-05-28 Thread Steven Walling
the method mentioned in the two links below... 1. http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/04/25/try-new-login-accountcreation/ 2. mediawiki.org/wiki/Account_creation_user_experience/Testing -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ P.S. Sorry if there are odd linebreaks in this message. Has anyone

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New designs for account creation and login rolling out gradually to all projects

2013-05-29 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.orgwrote: - Wikipedia in 21 languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Czech, Swedish, and others. - In English: Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikinews

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New designs for account creation and login rolling out gradually to all projects

2013-06-05 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.orgwrote: The remaining projects we have held off on because there are localizations still to be completed (on translatewiki) or there are problems with localizations already finished. Since the work of localizations is never

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF May 2013 Metrics and Activities Meeting: Thursday, June 6, 18:00 UTC

2013-06-06 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.ukwrote: That's amazing! This is the now-closed office hours calendar, which I think was run by someone in WMF (but I could be wrong):

[Wikimedia-l] What community initiatives have made an impact on editor engagement?

2013-06-22 Thread Steven Walling
, such as this year's fashion edit-a-thon put together by Wikimedia Sverige. What am I missing from this list? -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What community initiatives have made an impact on editor engagement?

2013-06-25 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: 1) I'm confused: first you ask about community initiatives then you list activities by chapters and the like. Community initiative makes me think of edit drives, custom tools and scripts, processes, guidelines,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What community initiatives have made an impact on editor engagement?

2013-07-05 Thread Steven Walling
user on ptwiki last year, I am not surprised at all that we attracted many more positive contributions just by removing it. Sadly, from looking at bug 49860 and gerrit change 69982, it seems that this deeply annoying feature is going to be put back in place. -- Steven Walling https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What community initiatives have made an impact on editor engagement?

2013-07-11 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org wrote: On July 11th at the next WMF Metrics Activities meeting, myself, Erik Möller, Howie Fung, Maryana Pinchuk, and Dario Taraborelli are going

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-17 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:09 PM, Victor Grigas vgri...@wikimedia.orgwrote: In my view, this whole argument would provide reason to: 1.) Only use a third party video option sparingly, as-needed until there are better open-source video options to use. 2.) Put more resources into open source

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-24 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 11:37 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Anyway, being able to disband the SF office as regards software development (and perhaps more), and switch to remote work only, would probably be the single most effective measure for enhancing communication and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updates on VE data analysis

2013-07-26 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 5:52 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Do you intend to measure the total number of edits per day prior to and after the visual editor roll-out? It appears that you have not analyzed or presented any data associated with those statistics. We run A/B tests

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-30 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: de:wp convinced you. What would it take to convince you on en:wp? (I'm asking for a clear objective criterion here. If you can only offer a subjective one, please explain how de:wp convinced you when en:wp hasn't.)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-30 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: OK - so why were those people listened to on de:wp? What happened there that they convinced you? If you're replying to me... this is why I said I wasn't speaking for the VE team. I didn't make that call. :) Steven

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-08-01 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:24 PM, Kevin Wayne Williams kwwilli...@kwwilliams.com wrote: If you had followed that, and understood that the Minimum Viable Product included cut-and-paste, table editing, and maybe the ability to successfully and completely edit the hundred or so most edited

[Wikimedia-l] Questions for the Board post-Wikimania

2013-08-14 Thread Steven Walling
? There are several other excellent questions posted on-wiki as well. I know people are still traveling and likely jet-lagged even if they're home, so I am in no huge hurry to get an answer. Thanks to the Board in advance. :-) -- Steven Walling https://wikimediafoundation.org/ 1. https://wikimania2013

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mobile image upload

2013-08-25 Thread Steven Walling
On Sunday, August 25, 2013, James Heilman wrote: Mobile image upload is a huge plus thus thanks to all who made it happen. It is allowing those who might not otherwise have be able to get involved to do so. Just saw this image come in through the mobile site

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Education] How to force to enable Visual Editor

2013-10-16 Thread Steven Walling
room for individual users potentially setting their default edit mode to one or the other, reduces extra button clutter, etc. -- Steven Walling, Product Manager https://wikimediafoundation.org/ ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] When was the first edit-a-thon(s)?

2013-10-16 Thread Steven Walling
On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Sarah Stierch wrote: Hi everyone, I've asked a question on the new Program Evaluation Design portal about when people think the first edit-a-thons took place. (Or the very first, if we know!) It would be great to have your input on meta:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-01 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: A post is live on Gizmodo today about a Commons contributor (Evan-Amos) who takes high quality photos of video game systems and hardware.[1] Towards the end it mentions that Evan started a Kickstarter to fund his efforts to buy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Annual Plan for 2013-14

2013-11-09 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Kirill Lokshin kirill.loks...@wikimediadc.org wrote: Hello everyone, Wikimedia DC has released its Annual Plan for 2013-14. The plan can be found on our wiki at http://wikimediadc.org/wiki/Annual_plan_(2013–2014); a copy will also be posted on meta shortly.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-13 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: The Wikimedia Foundation needs to wake up and deal with the real tech elephant in the room. Our primary issue is not a lack of FLOW, a lack of a visual editor, or a lack of a rapidly expanding education program. Our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-22 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:37 AM, WereSpielChequers werespielchequ...@gmail.com wrote: Typo correction and vandalism reversion are certainly both entries to editing, and it isn't just anti-vandalism where the opportunities have declined in recent years. Typos are getting harder to find,

[Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-25 Thread Steven Walling
in particular, since as a team we only have extensive experience creating articles on enwiki. Many thanks, -- Steven Walling, Product Manager https://wikimediafoundation.org/ 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Wikipedia_article_creation 2. http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-28 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 4:56 AM, Gryllida gryll...@fastmail.fm wrote: Hopefully your research does not conclude this is a good idea; I had been contacted to create such bots multiple times in the past. I had declined such queries, as the need in automating this means inefficiency in manual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-28 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 6:50 AM, 梁忠明 sprco...@gmail.com wrote: In Chinese Wikipedia, there're no such bots to create lots of biological articles - Ranyv, one of my colleagues there, said that Chinese is not a language adopting the Roman alphabet, thus it is difficult to generate translation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-28 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:46 AM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Steven, What qualifies as many? On ro.wp, Andrebot is creating sections of articles about the population of villages/communes in Bulgaria, Hungary and Croatia, also creating articles where they do not exist. That will

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-12 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Jake Orlowitz jorlow...@gmail.com wrote: * Our peers like EFF, and Internet archive accept it To be totally honest, I think this is moot. Support for bitcoin among these two organizations has hardly been a ringing endorsement. In the past, EFF has rejected it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-13 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:17 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: As Peter just said, there is no risk if WMF converts bitcoin donations to USD immediately. Uh... except that because Bitcoin is not a regulated currency, it's value has the potential to fluctuate wildly, and seems to

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

2014-01-05 Thread Steven Walling
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 it is revealed that a WMF employee is engaged in undeclared paid editing on English

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

2014-01-12 Thread Steven Walling
I really really wish we could thanks IPs too. It sucks to treat them like second class citizens. On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 6:32 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: Something like the new message orange bar :) I guess that designers and Growth people may know an answer, but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

2014-01-13 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I'm not entirely certain it's a good idea to technologize such very basic user interactions. It takes as much work to thank someone using notifications as it does to leave them a talk page message. That's empirically not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

2014-01-13 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I dunno, guys. I certainly would take a talk page message over a mechanical thank any day of the week. More particularly, I notice a significant trend in using thank notifications to express agreement with people without

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-23 Thread Steven Walling
On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Daniel Mietchen daniel.mietc...@googlemail.com wrote: What about having the Reasonator sit in the Draft namespace, with a link from the search results or the text preloaded for non-existing pages in the main namespace? Daniel It is still far too early to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] extend mediawiki software to allow append a group, and COI to an edit

2014-02-23 Thread Steven Walling
On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 7:25 AM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.comwrote: could wmf please extend the mediawiki software in the following way: 1. it should knows groups 2. allow users to store an arbitrary number of groups with their profile 3. allow to select one of the groups joined to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More new editors?

2014-03-07 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 8:35 AM, Charles Andrès charles.andres.w...@gmail.com wrote: TLDR:transform the thank you campaign after the fundraising in a Thank you campaign: became an editor We've tried this before and so far it hasn't worked very well. See results from 2012-13 at

[Wikimedia-l] Updating the typography on all Wikimedia sites

2014-03-26 Thread Steven Walling
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] neologisms

2014-04-08 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 5:35 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: What does productize mean in the context of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Growth_Quarterly_Review_(February_2014).pdf ? Sorry for the jargon. We try to avoid tech industry terminology in public communication but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-16 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:50 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On the software side, we have Ubuntu Linux (itself highly indebted to Debian) / Apache / MariaDB / PHP / Varnish / ElasticSearch / memcached / Puppet / OpenStack / various libraries and many other dependencies [2],

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-21 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Ellie Young eyo...@wikimedia.org wrote: On the recommendation of the Wikimania 2015 selection Jury Committee, we have accepted the proposal from Mexico DF to host. The proposal will be further vetted by the WMF staff in the coming month, after which time we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Participating on Wikipediocracy

2014-05-23 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 4:06 PM, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: Thanks, Edward! I was starting to worry that no one would ask. I participate on WO because I think every voice deserves to be heard. And I will go wherever people feel comfortable speaking freely to hear them. Some of us feel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2014-06-04 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Is there any thought of making metrics updates more machine-readable, exposing data/metrics/timelines? Right now the excellent data is flattened into slides, and then further flattened into a single pdf. If anyone is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please be considerate of everyone's time.

2014-06-16 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 6:22 AM, edward edw...@logicmuseum.com wrote: Could I ask if there are any plans by WMF to address some of the content problems in Wikipedia? Pretty much any article in my specialist area (which is actually not all that specialist) has serious problems - gross factual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board approval of the FDC's 2013-2014 Round 2 recommendations

2014-06-30 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Patricio Lorente patricio.lore...@gmail.com wrote: Dear friends in the Wikimedia community, After meeting face-to-face in May to deliberate on the four proposals they received for the 2013-2014 Round 2 annual plan grants, the Funds Dissemination Committee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board approval of the FDC's 2013-2014 Round 2 recommendations

2014-06-30 Thread Steven Walling
On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:32 PM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Patricio, I have a question about something in the software development portion of the FDC recommendations regarding the Wikimedia Foundation proposal. In that, it says The effectiveness of persona-based

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bitcoin now accepted, but there are privacy concerns

2014-07-30 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: There is a post on the blog saying that bitcoin is accepted but there are several questions about why WMF is asking for contact info. Is that an IRS requirement? Might want to post the reason in the blog entry. AFAIK with the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] let's elect people to serve on the wikimedia engineering community team! (brainstorming)

2014-08-05 Thread Steven Walling
On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Theoretical overlap, perhaps. People in the role of Community Liaison, Product Development and Strategic Change Management, a title Orwell would be proud of, are not doing what's being described in this e-mail. The current

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