Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-25 Thread phoebe ayers
Belatedly (this thread is awesome!) On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Johan Jönsson brevlis...@gmail.com wrote: As of writing, Danish Wikipedia is now 32 articles from reaching 200,000. It's midnight in Denmark now, so it will at some point tomorrow, CET. Congratulations Danish Wikipedia and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-23 Thread MZMcBride
MZMcBride wrote: http://nyti.ms/1Bl9VpB This story about an art exhibit opening in New York on Thursday is pretty neat. A Wikipedian has been working for years to create a print version of Wikipedia, described as half utilitarian data visualization project, half absurdist poetic gesture.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-17 Thread Sam Klein
On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: If we take the reasonable guess that enwiki is about the same text volume as all other Wikipedias put together, then we're probably just about to overtake them... This hasn't been true for some time :-) Closer to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-17 Thread MZMcBride
phoebe ayers wrote: I need a break from thinking about things going wrong. And so per Milos' observation that discussion here is falling off, I thought I'd start an open discussion thread about things going right. What's a cool thing you just discovered or are involved in that is happening in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-17 Thread Andrew Gray
Nice! I love that someone has finally settled the size-in-volumes debate in a somewhat... direct... fashion. Incidentally, the largest print serial I'm aware of is the 'Serial Set' of American official papers; it currently runs to around 14,000 volumes -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-12 Thread Jane Darnell
Interesting! But there are a few problems with this: 1) This gives you the data that is in the item, but what does it give you when there is no data in the item? 2) I am missing a discrete [edit] somewhere indicating where I go to add the data for the fields that are missing from the template I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-12 Thread Michael Peel
1) This gives you the data that is in the item, but what does it give you when there is no data in the item? Ideally, all of the data would be in the wikidata item, and if there's no data then there's nothing to display. ;-) But in practice, you can pass parameter information to the template

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-12 Thread Jane Darnell
Oh I totally agree that it is cool. Thanks for posting this! On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 9:40 PM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: 1) This gives you the data that is in the item, but what does it give you when there is no data in the item? Ideally, all of the data would be in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-12 Thread Michael Peel
Thanks to Wikidata and Module:Wikidata [1], it is now possible [2] to include a basic infobox in an article using a single line, rather than the usual lengthy piece of wikicode (which new users could find off-putting). For a live example, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pole_Telescope

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread attolippip
Dear Johan, Our greetings to you! [1] And Ukrainian Wikipedia now has one more article because of Danish Wikipedia :)) [2] (and because of 100wikidays challenge, of course [3]) [1] https://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/wikipedia-danskoiu-siahnula-200-tysiach-statei/ [2]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
And the award for for the first negative comment on this thread that is designed to be about things going right goes to Trilliam. Congratulations on being the official party pooper of Wikimedia-l. There will be cake tomorrow. To return to nice things, and in response to the previous message by A

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread Trillium Corsage
Todd, since you credit yourself as a collaborative creator of a world-historic educational work, what are some of the articles you have created or greatly contributed to? Or is it that you derive your credit from administrative work and blocking others, if so what are your most notable

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread attolippip
Oh, Liam, you are right :) We award the best newbie of the month on Ukrainian Wikipedia and award him/her with a can of condensed milk via post [1] (we also award with a can of condensed milk the best contributor of the month, and want to do it is a few smaller wikiprojects as well (Wikiquote,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread Austin Hair
On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 7:16 PM, Trillium Corsage trillium2...@yandex.com wrote: I wasn't going to join in, not wanting to affect Fae's situation with my own, but reading the latest emails he was actually concerned with the UK list, so I'll go ahead. Would someone mind taking me off

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread Trillium Corsage
Todd, is it perhaps this diff among yours (https://archive.is/MRUkZ) where you called for the keeping of an apparently explicit autofellatio image in a since-deleted autofellatio article that makes you think you're partially to share the credit for a world-historic educational work? Note to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread Keilana
That's such a wonderful, sweet project! :) It seems likely infeasible for bigger projects but as a way to build a strong small wiki community, I think it's amazing! Kudos to you! -Emily On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 2:35 PM, attolippip attolip...@gmail.com wrote: Oh, Liam, you are right :) We

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-11 Thread Andrea Zanni
TL;DR: the Italian Wikisource has been indexed by a digital library platform used by over 4500 libraries in Italy [1]. This means that over 3500 texts (proofread and/or validated) can be read by library patrons. Many libraries will add them to the catalog too (!). Longer and librarianer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-10 Thread Lila Tretikov
This is really cool indeed and I am told (by the little birdie) that there is more we can do. Thank you, team! Awesome!!! On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 9:59 AM, Brion Vibber bvib...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Derk-Jan Hartman wrote: [re: experiments using video.js to improve

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-10 Thread Jan Ainali
Perhaps a bit early of the roundup of the Wikidata Menu Challenge, but I think it is cool so I'll share it already. Some stats (thanks to André Costa for collecting it) on the 300 items in the challenge: Month of the challenge (and a few days afterwards) (2015-05-08 - 2015-06-08): { users:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-10 Thread Todd Allen
Well, let's not forget the big picture. For all the bickering and squabbling it might have entailed, for all the stumbles that might have happened in the process, the lot of us have created the largest and probably most significant educational work in the history of the world. And we've done it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-10 Thread Johan Jönsson
As of writing, Danish Wikipedia is now 32 articles from reaching 200,000. It's midnight in Denmark now, so it will at some point tomorrow, CET. //Johan Jönsson -- 2015-06-04 14:41 GMT-07:00 phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com: I need a break from thinking about things going wrong. And so per

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-08 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Derk-Jan Hartman wrote: [re: experiments using video.js to improve UI of TimedMediaHandler] And we will need brion’s ogv.js https://brionv.com/misc/ogv.js/demo/ work to support browsers without OGV/WebM support. A couple updates on that front: 1) It looks like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-08 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Ori I am seriously impressed !! WOW Thanks, GerardM On 8 June 2015 at 07:55, Ori Livneh o...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 2:41 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: I need a break from thinking about things going wrong. And so per Milos' observation that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-07 Thread Ori Livneh
On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 2:41 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: I need a break from thinking about things going wrong. And so per Milos' observation that discussion here is falling off, I thought I'd start an open discussion thread about things going right. What's a cool thing you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-06 Thread Pine W
I felt that this year's elections went remarkably smoothly. I believe that we have the Elections Committee and its tireless leader Varnet, project manager James Alexander, and the SecurePoll devs to thank. There were a few technical issues but overall I feel that everyone did a very fine job.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-06 Thread Derk-Jan Hartman
, 2015 at 2:26 AM Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool? To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org mailto:wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Quim writes: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T96378 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T96378 (33 hackathon events) Experiment

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-05 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Jura1 created a list using the latest software by Magnus of people who died in Brazil this year. Magnus added functionality to the template so that it is really easy to add images that are missing. This list makes use of Wikidata and it gets updated by a bot. It may live on any Wikipedia.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-05 Thread Bishakha Datta
That we had the highest-ever votes in a Wikimedia Foundation board election - and participation from many more wikis. Cheers Bishakha On 5 Jun 2015 13:01, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi, Jura1 created a list using the latest software by Magnus of people who died in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-05 Thread Quim Gil
At least 33 hackathon projects were developed and showcased in 3 days, all crowd-documented at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T96378 before the end of the event. Unseen in Wikimedia as far as I'm aware, and we'll try again in Wikimania For instance, Experiment with video.js was basically a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-05 Thread Sam Klein
On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 1:55 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: please slap me if I overstep the self-promotion. No no, please go on. This is one of the best wiki tools in a while. I did a Wikipedia editing workshop in the University of South Africa in Pretoria

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread Luis Villa
FWIW, Community Engagement will be doing something similar (mix of positive-serious with positive-fun) in metrics meeting every month. You can see the first iteration during last month's metrics meeting: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Metrics_and_activities_meetings/2015-05 Luis On Thu,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread Dan Rosenthal
What's a cool thing you just discovered or are involved in that is happening in the Wikimedia world? That the WMF is one of the charities in this week's Humble Bundle (along with MSF and charity:water) -- and it's actually a pretty good bundle. https://www.humblebundle.com/ Dan Rosenthal On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
I am AWFULLY biased about this, but I'll be shameless anyway; please slap me if I overstep the self-promotion. I did a Wikipedia editing workshop in the University of South Africa in Pretoria yesterday. As far as I know, it was the first one ever that focused on using the recently enabled

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 5:58 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: Huh, I didn't have intention to make anyone depressive. You didn't! I was thinking of other unrelated things. :) Languages list suddenly revived. And during one day we've learned for three separate initiatives for building

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread Milos Rancic
On Jun 5, 2015 03:01, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 5:58 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: Huh, I didn't have intention to make anyone depressive. You didn't! I was thinking of other unrelated things. :) Glad to hear that :) I mean, at least I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-04 Thread phoebe ayers
Ps Fabrice sent the blog roundup while I was writing this! Those are all cool things. Would love to learn about more as well. Phoebe On Jun 4, 2015 2:41 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: I need a break from thinking about things going wrong. And so per Milos' observation that