Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-30 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 07/12/2013 04:18 AM, Eddy Paine wrote: Dan, A placeholder for people without pictures shouldn't be a problem. Thats common use. And they are all the same so thats a OK thing. The picture of Rory is a picture of Rory. It even says its a mascot and I agree with Erik we need Tux for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-19 Thread Matthew Roth
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM, L. Tuxwell Anonanon t...@linuxlover.orgwrote: Roary, please know that I was not distressed by any of the earlier comments in this thread. I see a vanguard of my relatives already quietly oversee the Wikimedia offices. We are a sociable clan,[1] and accept

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-16 Thread Steffen Prößdorf
Hi there, 2013/7/15 Melanie Brown mbr...@wikimedia.org Hello Everyone, As for the insights on staff photos, thank you for your feedback. Yes, we are in the process of creating some more consistency in our staff photos for the Wikimedia Foundation Absolutely, more consistency is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-16 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.comwrote: (Rumor has it that HR is soon going to introduce a new caring and loving penguin into the habitat. Perhaps the HR penguin can mediate should matters escalate quickly.) Erik - to be frank I think this would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-16 Thread Craig Franklin
Did she get permission to use the trademark in that way by WMF legal? :-) On 17/07/2013 1:41 AM, Steffen Prößdorf steffen.proessd...@wikimedia.de wrote: Hi there, 2013/7/15 Melanie Brown mbr...@wikimedia.org Hello Everyone, As for the insights on staff photos, thank you for your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-15 Thread Chris Keating
Uniform portraits? Maybe that's an idea - I am just imagining Brandon in firefighter uniform, James Forrester in the uniform of a Beefeater guarding the Tower of London, and the whole of Legal in Special Forces cammo led by Geoff carrying a pearl-handled Colt and chomping on a cigar. Make it so!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Erik Moeller, 15/07/2013 10:34: (Rumor has it that HR is soon going to introduce a new caring and loving penguin into the habitat. Perhaps the HR penguin can mediate should matters escalate quickly.) Scary. I think a copy of a recent statement on gun violence would also come handy.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-15 Thread Melanie Brown
Hello Everyone, As for the insights on staff photos, thank you for your feedback. Yes, we are in the process of creating some more consistency in our staff photos for the Wikimedia Foundation staff page, while allowing the people who work here to be seen in a way that feels comfortable to them as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-15 Thread Oliver Keyes
a member of Wikimedia Sweden! Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:47:08 +0100 From: geni...@gmail.com To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images On 14 July 2013 00:44, Lucas Teles salvadore...@hotmail.com wrote: Is that [1] the photo? I was expecting something

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-15 Thread Matthew Roth
On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 9:47 AM, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote: On 14 July 2013 00:44, Lucas Teles salvadore...@hotmail.com wrote: Is that [1] the photo? I was expecting something worse per the opening of this discussion. It seems to be fine for me (in a manly way of saying a photo of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-15 Thread Chris Keating
(Rumor has it that HR is soon going to introduce a new caring and loving penguin into the habitat. Perhaps the HR penguin can mediate should matters escalate quickly.) Erik - to be frank I think this would be a serious mistake. A penguin would have no understanding of the Wikimedia culture.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-15 Thread David Gerard
On 15 July 2013 00:06, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: I'd say that yes, you want uniform pictures, with a uniform idea behind them. For example, all professional, or all slightly informal, or all crazy. It doesn't matter so much about tattoos, but they need to all have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-15 Thread David Gerard
On 15 July 2013 21:41, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: I find this to be a terribly sexy proposition. I would urge geni to become the new manager for equipment approvals. geni is a Commons admin. Nitpickers so formidable that Counsel has expressed his admiration for their l33t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-14 Thread Peter Southwood
:49 +0100 From: chriskeatingw...@gmail.com To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images I am extraordinarily confused to the point that I had to double check my inbox that this is a Wikimedia-l thread. I'd like someone to clarify if this thread has been

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-14 Thread Oliver Keyes
On 14 July 2013 00:44, Lucas Teles salvadore...@hotmail.com wrote: Is that [1] the photo? I was expecting something worse per the opening of this discussion. It seems to be fine for me (in a manly way of saying a photo of another man is fine), expect for the removal of Brandon's fingers.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-14 Thread Victor Grigas
This is all a style/composition question - Do we want to aim for uniform portraits on the staff page or not? On Jul 14, 2013, at 11:47 AM, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote: On 14 July 2013 00:44, Lucas Teles salvadore...@hotmail.com wrote: Is that [1] the photo? I was expecting something

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-14 Thread Richard Symonds
I'd say that yes, you want uniform pictures, with a uniform idea behind them. For example, all professional, or all slightly informal, or all crazy. It doesn't matter so much about tattoos, but they need to all have the same feel or the page just feels off... At the moment it does look a bit odd

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-13 Thread Chris Keating
I am extraordinarily confused to the point that I had to double check my inbox that this is a Wikimedia-l thread. I'd like someone to clarify if this thread has been approved by LaffCom? ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-13 Thread K. Peachey
The issue at the 26 odd email chain is that the staff member should be the main focus of their staff photo? That doesn't seem unreasonable… On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Lucas Teles salvadore...@hotmail.com wrote: Is that [1] the photo? I was expecting something worse per the opening of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Hydriz Scholz
Hi, a few things... On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 3:16 PM, Eddy Paine bloggin...@outlook.com wrote: Hi, While its maybe not something for the whole community. Since only Staff can edit Wikimedia Foundation website I believe this will be the correct place to post this. There are volunteers that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Dan Rosenthal
I don't see any problem with it. I'm not sure how it is somehow more unprofessional than absentee (for lack of a better term) pictures being labeled Cloak of invisibility? Or the picture of Rory as mascot? Further, what does all but neutral mean? Really, aren't there better things to do than

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Eddy Paine
photographer? Or kind of in the same setting. That will keep the page uniform also. Ed From: swatjes...@gmail.com Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:02:56 -0400 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images I don't see any problem with it. I'm not sure how it is somehow more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Christophe Henner
and not proffesional. Secondly all staff pictures are made by a professional photographer? Or kind of in the same setting. That will keep the page uniform also. Ed From: swatjes...@gmail.com Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:02:56 -0400 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Dan Rosenthal
and not proffesional. Secondly all staff pictures are made by a professional photographer? Or kind of in the same setting. That will keep the page uniform also. Ed From: swatjes...@gmail.com Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:02:56 -0400 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread David Gerard
On 12 July 2013 09:02, Dan Rosenthal swatjes...@gmail.com wrote: Really, aren't there better things to do than play morality police because someone might be upset about some ink? This isn't the 1950's. Who is upset, and why? DFTT. - d. ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Thehelpfulone
On 12 July 2013 09:11, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: The real issue here is that the Legal Department has a stuffed animal mascot, while WMF engineering/product has absolutely no animals of any kind. I would put up a photograph of Tux, but I'm worried Rory will eat him. If you're

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Strainu
2013/7/12 Thehelpfulone thehelpfulonew...@gmail.com: On 12 July 2013 09:11, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: The real issue here is that the Legal Department has a stuffed animal mascot, while WMF engineering/product has absolutely no animals of any kind. I would put up a photograph of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Craig Franklin
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images I don't see any problem with it. I'm not sure how it is somehow more unprofessional than absentee (for lack of a better term) pictures being labeled Cloak of invisibility? Or the picture of Rory as mascot

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Oliver Keyes
Sure; there are countries with taboos around, for example, tattoos. However, given that we run many encyclopaedias containing articles on pretty much everything, taboo or no taboo (including ink!), anyone easily offended is /going/ to be. There's a saying about horses and doors that applies here.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Huib Laurens
Its more like making a statement on your official homepage. On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Oliver Keyes oke...@wikimedia.org wrote: Sure; there are countries with taboos around, for example, tattoos. However, given that we run many encyclopaedias containing articles on pretty much

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread FastLizard4
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 [Replies inline with quoted message(s)] On 7/12/2013 4:10 AM PDT, Eddy Paine wrote: ...and there are still enough countries where tats are not accepted yet. So it can be wise to try to minimise the things on pictures that can be offensive for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Michel Castelo Branco
There are countries where women showing her shoulders or nude head are not accepted yet. I think the staff should complaint only about what is accepted where they are (so they wont be arrested). Castelo Branco Em 12/07/2013, às 08:10, Eddy Paine bloggin...@outlook.com escreveu: Hi, I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 07/12/2013 07:10 AM, Eddy Paine wrote: Secondly we are a world wide organisation, and there are still enough countries where tats are not accepted yet. Then surely, we must err on the side of conservatism! Let's make certain that every woman on staff has a picture in a burka. -- Marc

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Rory
First, I want to make clear that I express no opinion on the ink conversation. I respect the diverse points of views in our community. I understand that everyone has their own stripes. That said, I am deeply saddened and frankly shocked by allegations voiced by certain people in this thread that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Cynthia Ashley-Nelson
Stripes. Yeah, right. Clearly, Rory is wearing tats of their own. Totally covered in 'em! I'm calling foul. Delicious, organic friends... I wanna see a photo of Tux to verify life. Something's not right here. On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 3:22 PM, Rory roaaa...@wikimedia.org wrote: First, I want to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Michael Snow
On 7/12/2013 3:22 PM, Rory wrote: I am really hungry now. (I’m not allowed to eat legal interns anymore.[4]) Tux, let’s get together soon, real soon, maybe over lunch. Rory, if you're that desperate, may I suggest you scrounge around in your slippers? I'm sure you could find some tasty

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread phoebe ayers
And what happened to 'assume good flavor'... I mean faith! Assume Good Faith! I am sure that Rory has only the best intentions. But it is true that his message could be misinterpreted. I think we should all take a step back and try our very best not to eat each other. I'm sure that if they don't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 5:54 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: And what happened to 'assume good flavor'... I mean faith! Assume Good Faith! I am sure that Rory has only the best intentions. But it is true that his message could be misinterpreted. I think we should all take a