Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-13 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 2:59 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Wil Sinclair wrote: Hi all, I've started a new wiki called Offwiki: http://offwiki.org. Our community discusses potential changes to Wikipedia and its Wikimedia sister projects that aren't easily discussed in forums like this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-13 Thread Wil Sinclair
We have had a number (not enough!) of Wikimedia (usually Wikipedia, and typically English Wikipedia) discussion sites, but has there been any previous ones that have used mediawiki? That is, other than Meta.. ? I can't answer your question about previous sites, but I can tell you that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-10 Thread
On 10/07/2014, Wil Sinclair w...@wllm.com wrote: ... So, if you're concerned about your username being phished out, then consider creating an account at http://offwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page. Maybe you'll even stick around for a few minutes to see what we've been up to. :) I have been informed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-09 Thread Katherine Casey
The standard of verification used in other offwiki venues (for instance, the en.wp UTRS unblock system, IRC cloaks, etc) is generally having the user make an edit using their wikimedia account, to their own userspace, verifying that they are the holder of account [whatever] on offwiki site

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-09 Thread Newyorkbrad
Wil, thank you for the announcement of your site. Although things there were in a bit of a chaotic state the last time I looked at it and there are clearly some bugs to be worked out, we will see whether it can ultimately emerge as a fruitful discussion forum. With regard to potential

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-09 Thread
What do users of this list feel about it being used to discuss issues, or attract more members, to non-Wikimedia websites? Checking the definition at https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l it's ambiguous as really almost anything that mentions Wikimedia could be in scope. I'm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-09 Thread Newyorkbrad
Given that the purpose of the new site is discussion toward the improvement of Wikipedia/Wikimedia, I don't see a problem in principle with a post mentioning the existence of the new site. Repeated promotional e-mails would be out of line, but I trust that will not be an issue. Newyorkbrad On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offwiki

2014-07-09 Thread MZMcBride
Wil Sinclair wrote: Hi all, I've started a new wiki called Offwiki: http://offwiki.org. Our community discusses potential changes to Wikipedia and its Wikimedia sister projects that aren't easily discussed in forums like this mailing list. We also try new ideas that we hope will be adopted