A few days ago, a well known Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was
assassinated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Boris_Nemtsov near
the Kremlin. This murder had a huge political resonance, and conspiracy
theories flourished. Yet, one of the theories was due to Wikipedia's
changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's
known in the database (and already referenced to decide how to convert
the UTC timestamp when the page is displayed). It's a perfectly
sensible UI change that makes sense independent of this problem.
On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 8:37 AM, Yuri Astrakhan
Starting today, editors can use *graph* tag to include complex graphs and
maps inside articles.
*Vega's demo:* http://trifacta.github.io/vega/editor/?spec=scatter_matrix
*Extension info:* https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph
on this mailing list. Looks great.
On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 10:53 PM, Aleksey Bilogur
Was this why it was offline on meta for a couple of weeks?
Amazing! I have an immediate use for this on the en.wikipedia.
On May 5, 2015 4:25 PM, Yuri
I'm still getting substantial number of spam mail as a maps-l admin. Is
there a way to simply disable/delete/reject all mail from non-members?
On Sep 18, 2015 20:12, "Daniel Zahn" wrote:
> This is now over.
> Happy to announce that the mailman migration is over. We
> #3. Central global repository for templates, gadgets and Lua modules (87)
I would love to participate in this - I feel it would bring different
language communities much closer together. And great for Graphs & Maps.
> #7. Pageview Stats tool (70)
We could even do it on-wiki like
The Discovery's maps team would like to share the progress we have been
making, and our future goals.
* Kartographer extension is getting closer to being deployed. It will allow
editors to insert a map and add article specific data into wiki pages.
Kartographer has a neat Visual Editor interface
Something in Oliver's departure email caught my eye:
* "Because we are scared and in pain and hindered by structural biases and
hierarchy, we are worse at our jobs." (quoted with Oliver's permission)*
And that got me thinking. WMF, an organization that was built with the open
Does it make sense to have an "Incubator team" ("Bell Labs" if you will),
whose core competency is to nurture small projects? When projects are
mature and need to switch into maintenance mode, they move under the
umbrella of a different team.
On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 5:06 AM, Brion Vibber
I would like to continue the discussion of who, in an ideal case, would be
a good fit for the ED position. This person has to fit culturally, share
movement's values, and be a trusted figure in the time of rebuilding.
Lawrence Lessig seems to have a very strong support in the community, and
> what criteria we should use to evaluate those options.
> > We can be patient. We have reaffirmed our respect for each other and we
> trust each other enough to share ideas, emotions, and proposals. This is
> our foundation, and it hasn't collapsed.
Greg, agree 100%, but that's not how I understood the question and the
results of the staff survey. It seemed the staff expected the vision from
On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 3:31 AM, Greg Grossmeier wrote:
> > Subbu, one of the chief complains I heard about
people to it.
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 11:31 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org
> > For the inside, I would think Yana W would be a good candidate, but as
> > Veede suggested on FB, it would be bad to loose her e
Subbu, one of the chief complains I heard about Lila was that she did not
provide a clear vision. Yet, if we choose stewardship over leadership,
that, at least in my mind, implies more of a mediator than a leader,
without providing any clear vision themselves. So is vision no longer a
> > email <edsape...@gmail.com> • facebook <
> > •
> > twitter <http://www.twitter.com/edsaperia> • 07796955572
> > 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG
n Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 5:38 PM, Yuri Astrakhan
> <yastrak...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > Oliver, thanks!
> >> In other words, the litmus test for me is: what happens when the
> > and politically weakest person in the organisation has an idea?
Guillaume, the idea may come from anywhere, shouldn't we post the process
on meta? Or is this WMF specific, e.g. "I want my favorite cereal in the
cafeteria" proposal? :)
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
> In other words, the litmus test for me is: what happens when the socially
and politically weakest person in the organisation has an idea?
If we speak of a "product" idea, we have two groups of people - those who
can implement the idea, and those who would need to convince
First complex interactive graph in Wikipedia explores the most expensive
paintings in history. Move the mouse around to view images, click the
period or artist to highlight their work.
Thank you Jane
Thanks Dario Taraborelli for the idea.
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New messages to:
Max, it seems Vermin Supreme is no longer running :)
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM, Max Semenik <maxsem.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
> W00t! I had to add an important candidate though:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?diff=15358086 ;)
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 8:48
> Product Manager, Discovery
> Wikimedia Foundation
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 9:48 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org>
>> Thanks Dario Taraborelli for the idea.
to the graph, e.g.
(number of minutes), to let graph extension update cache expiry.
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:04 PM, Gergo Tisza <gti...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 9:02 AM, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org>
> > It will be updated w
The quest to bring maps to Wikipedia continues:
* Kartographer has launched for WikiVoyage
* Julien Girault will help maps with his UI expertise
* Talk to us at the FreeNode IRC channel #wikipedia-interactive
Last week we enabled Kartographer
Awesome, well done! Does the same program apply to servers?
On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:20 AM Craig Franklin
> This is a fantastic idea. Well done to everyone involved.
> On 17 March 2017 at 15:06, Asaf Bartov wrote:
I wonder if it would make sense to solicit 3rd party laptop donations for
this program? E.g. some businesses may be happy to donate their old laptops
to Wikipedia volunteers... I am not sure how big of an overhead it would
be, but if WMF is already doing it, 20 vs 200 might not be a significant
I really wish there was a way to ensure the laptop is safe, regardless of
its source. The chances with WMF laptop might be lower ,
but nothing is guaranteed, and a clean reinstall should be done regardless
(not a panacea).
On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:11 PM Risker
For a while I have had a strong sensation, possibly unjustly so, of a
highly over-complicated result. There are many good words, but I keep not
seeing a simple, concise, intuitively understood statement. I feel we are
still missing an understandable elevator pitch. If asked, I seriously
Denny, thanks for organizing and publishing!
You mentioned that the comm-tech team is the one "responsible for
investigating and addressing the top 10 wishes". I think the community
views WMF as more of a monolith, and I hope these votes have wider impact
on foundation priorities. After all,
nder a CC BY SA 4.0 license.
> You can also download all the data as a csv file.
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrak...@gmail.com>
> > James, which open license? There is a request pending to allow non cc0
I don't think browser vendors will block the ability to install a custom
root certificate because some corp clients may use it for exactly the same
reason -- creating an HTTPS proxy with fake certs in order to analyze
internal traffic (in the name of monitoring/security).
Browser vendors could
Milos, lets call it an extended sabbatical instead! You never know when you
might come back, and you are always welcome :)
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote:
On 06/07/2013 12:32 PM, Milos Rancic wrote:
I thought to leave it quietly, with just a
http://m.wikipedia.org used to be a hard-coded redirect to English
en.m.wikipedia.org, except for the users in the Zero program. We now have
an ability to have complex redirection for that domain. How do you think
m.wikipedia.org should behave?
We could redirect m. to ...
* the current
Ok, so it seems the redirect to WWW would be better than language
Before I switch it from the English mobile (current) to WWW, we have to
make sure that WWW is ready - as that would affect all mobile users. Jon,
how much work do you think that would be?
On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:50
Zero http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero team would like
to be more involved with the community, and discuss the functionality of
the Zero starting page.
For Zero users, when visiting m.wikipedia.org, we have to show a custom
start page tailored to the specific mobile provider. A
On 12/06/2013 11:44 PM, Yuri Astrakhan wrote:
A typical startup page has a custom banner, e.g. Free Wikipedia
provided by [Company], and a list of common languages in that
I realize this is merely a minor aspect and might trigger a tedious
debate, but Free Wikipedia is far from
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