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

2016-01-08 Thread Vituzzu
Il 09/01/2016 01:08, Thomas Goldammer ha scritto: 2016-01-09 0:40 GMT+01:00 James Heilman : Our board made the decision to give Lila a second chance in the face of staff mistrust. Now that's interesting. Where can I read more about this? Th. I wonder how did this kind

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Better thankspam

2016-01-14 Thread Vituzzu
These days those messages are the best stuffs sent to this list, I'm definitely not bored by them. Anyone subscribing this list knows is a 500 emails/months list. Vito Il 13/01/2016 19:15, Milos Rancic ha scritto: On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Chris Keating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monetizing Wikimedia APIs

2016-01-17 Thread Vituzzu
Il 17/01/2016 00:49, Risker ha scritto: Hmm. The majority of those crawlers are from search engines - the very search engines that keep us in the top 10 of their results (and often in the top 3), thus leading to the usage and donations that we need to survive. If they have to pay, then they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monetizing Wikimedia APIs

2016-01-16 Thread Vituzzu
I agree, we shouldn't fee anything but a "reimburse" for the massive usage of our hardware/networking resources would be ok. Using over the tops' facilities would be great but it would also bring to privacy concerns. Finally if an over the top wants some further feature it can fund

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monetizing Wikimedia APIs

2016-01-16 Thread Vituzzu
Thank you for sharing this but, above all, to focus on digging real data. IMHO we shouldn't forget our mission, so licenses must be as free as possible. Turning into something "more closed" would definitely deplete one of the most valuable source (the open source world) of volunteering we

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

2016-01-29 Thread Vituzzu
Simplest and wisest solution on both short and medium term. Vito Il 29/01/2016 16:27, Patricio Lorente ha scritto: Dear all, I am happy to announce the Board intends to fill the open community Trustee seat at our meeting this weekend. On Saturday, María Sefidari will accept an appointment to

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

2016-01-30 Thread Vituzzu
Il 30/01/2016 18:12, Jane Darnell ha scritto: I think you meant to link this one? Nope, I exactly meant the link I posted :D Mine wasn't a criticism of Bgwhite but I wanted to point out he dealt with it as that

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

2016-01-30 Thread Vituzzu
A similar situation happened to me: or just a couple of days ago most of my uploads at Commons were deleted because a long-term abuser filled them with crappy "{{Copyviol|request file delegation abusive vandalisme copyright}}"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please stick to the 30-post limit

2016-02-01 Thread Vituzzu
Il 01/02/2016 14:54, Fæ ha scritto: A summary of the total number of posts from people going over the 30 post limit in the last 4 months, with one person having gone over 30 posts for 3 months running: October: none November: 39 December: 33, 35 January: 31, 32, 32 Then the trend is getting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Vituzzu
Thank you Arnnon. Vito Il 27/01/2016 21:52, Patricio Lorente ha scritto: Dear All, Throughout the discussion about the appointment of Arnnon Geshuri to the Board of Trustees, the Board has carefully listened to you and discussed internally. Earlier today, Arnnon decided to step down from the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The reinstatement of James Heilman

2016-02-27 Thread Vituzzu
Reinstatement *now* would be an extra drama. The board must simply be ready to see him "selected" again by the community. Those events opened almost every door and every window of our ecosystem: focusing our attention on "names" is a waste of time now. Now it's time to focus on strategy,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Piloting a Discourse installation for discussion (was: Better thankspam)

2016-01-23 Thread Vituzzu
Il 23/01/2016 21:34, Milos Rancic ha scritto: I am speaking as an admin, not as a user :P In brief, software is not stable. And it's not just that, but the developers don't know their software well enough to offer a sensible installation guide. I wouldn't use such software. Let's say we can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero mass effect on Wikimedia projects

2016-03-19 Thread Vituzzu
Il 19/03/2016 13:57, Gnangarra ha scritto: ​outside the US things like copyright isnt respected, enforced or even part of a person education Not really. We also have the URAA which even Commons has struggled with swings in interpretation over the last few years Definitely a fail of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic"

2016-04-18 Thread Vituzzu
Most of dynamical system have a cyclic fashion: if google and facebook will cannibalize content makers they'll run out of contents. In the bush under the fallen giants a new generation of wannabe-monopolists will eventually grow. Our ancestors were sort of rats escaping from dinosaurs' feet.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to communicate compassionately with non-native English speakers

2016-07-07 Thread Vituzzu
I have a similar feeling while reading this article: the author has the best intentions but her attitude in doing them is way so wrong. Vito Il 07/07/2016 10:32, Bence Damokos ha scritto: Gerard, I for one do not really understand the point you are making..., especially as it relates to best