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 Wikipedians!

I note from Meta (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_News) that
Bulgarian Wikipedia also reached 200K this month. :)

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 12:35 PM, attolippip attolip...@gmail.com wrote:
 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,
 f.ex.))

That is *delightful*.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 2:32 PM, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com wrote:
 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 (!).

This is SO COOL. And wow, cataloging!!

On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote:
 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

Mindblowing. (And possibly EVEN more mysterious for new editors -- not
sure if that's good, though getting rid of a giant chunk of wikitext
certainly is).

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 7:33 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:
 MZMcBride wrote:
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Print_Wikipedia

I have also been following the project's automated twitter feed, which
lists volumes as they're uploaded: https://twitter.com/PrintWikipedia

Please, keep posting delightful projects!

Phoebe

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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. Hopefully we'll have photos of the project on
Wikimedia Commons soon.

Victor Grigas delivered! :D

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Print_Wikipedia


Someone also reminded me that xkcd's What If? covered a variant of this
topic in Updating a Printed Wikipedia https://what-if.xkcd.com/59/.

MZMcBride



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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 1:5 I think.
It would be nice to see the full suite of wikistats (from Erik's old
stats.wm) recalculated once a year.
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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 Wikimedia world?

Hi.

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. Hopefully we'll have photos of the project on
Wikimedia Commons soon.

Related reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_in_volumes.

MZMcBride



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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 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congressional_Serial_Set

So we're half-way there.

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...

Andrew.

On 17 June 2015 at 14:06, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:
 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 Wikimedia world?

 Hi.

 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. Hopefully we'll have photos of the project on
 Wikimedia Commons soon.

 Related reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_in_volumes.

 MZMcBride



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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 really like the one line aspect - very clean-looking in the edit window!

On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 8:42 PM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote:

 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 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pole_Telescope

 [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Wikidata 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Wikidata
 [2] for an example of how to enable this for your favourite infobox, see
 the source code of
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_telescope 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_telescope

 Thanks,
 Mike
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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 in the usual way, which will then be shown in the 
infobox regardless of whether there is information on wikidata about that 
parameter or not. This infobox template is still in use in other articles in 
the usual fashion, and it only reverts to wikidata information for empty 
parameters.

 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

This could probably be handled by an [edit] link in the infobox that points 
users towards wikidata. However, there's currently no way to show blank fields 
on wikidata for empty entries that are used in the template, you have to know 
the right property number or name in order to add it.

This is definitely something that needs more technical development, but that 
doesn't stop it from being cool. ;-)

Thanks,
Mike
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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 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 in the usual way, which will then be
 shown in the infobox regardless of whether there is information on wikidata
 about that parameter or not. This infobox template is still in use in other
 articles in the usual fashion, and it only reverts to wikidata information
 for empty parameters.

  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

 This could probably be handled by an [edit] link in the infobox that
 points users towards wikidata. However, there's currently no way to show
 blank fields on wikidata for empty entries that are used in the template,
 you have to know the right property number or name in order to add it.

 This is definitely something that needs more technical development, but
 that doesn't stop it from being cool. ;-)

 Thanks,
 Mike
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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 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pole_Telescope

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Wikidata 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Wikidata
[2] for an example of how to enable this for your favourite infobox, see the 
source code of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_telescope 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_telescope

Thanks,
Mike
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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] https://uk.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1957629
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/100wikidays

Best regards,
antanana
ED of Wikimedia Ukraine

2015-06-11 1:11 GMT+03:00 Johan Jönsson brevlis...@gmail.com:

 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 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 Wikimedia world?
 
  My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about an
  edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is
  happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this
  year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are infiltrating
  library conferences :)
 
  What's happening over in your part of the project?
 
  Phoebe
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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
ntanana:
I learned a few months ago that in the Ukrainian Wikipedia they don't give
out barnstars, the give out cans of condensed milk! Why? Because
they're sweet :-)
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F:%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0


And, please correct me if I'm wrong Antanana, but you also identify the
best newbie each month on the Ukrainian Wikipedia and physically send a
can of condensed milk to that person in the mail?! I think that's just the
coolest, funnest, most unique way of celebrating new contributors I've
heard of!

-Liam / Wittylama.

wittylama.com
Peace, love  metadata
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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 administrative 
achievements or are some of the bad Wikipedia participants you have blocked?

Trillium Corsage 

10.06.2015, 21:54, Todd Allen email clipped:
 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 in a not for profit and freely
 shared fashion.

 I think that's damned cool and I think it's something to be very proud of.

 On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 2:31 PM, Jan Ainali jan.ain...@wikimedia.se wrote:

  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: 183,
  bytes_added: 1832120,
  edits: 9057
  }

  To be compared with the month before the challenge: (2015-04-04 -
  2015-05-01)
  {
  users: 132,
  bytes_added: 71879,
  edits: 493
  }

  *Med vänliga hälsningar,Jan Ainali*

  Verksamhetschef, Wikimedia Sverige http://wikimedia.se
  0729 - 67 29 48

  *Tänk dig en värld där varje människa har fri tillgång till mänsklighetens
  samlade kunskap. Det är det vi gör.*
  Bli medlem. http://blimedlem.wikimedia.se

  2015-06-10 22:15 GMT+02:00 Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org:

   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 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 it should be easy to integrate ogv.js into video.js
  as a
    player tech.
   
    2) I have an early version of WebM decoding in JavaScript
    
  https://brionv.com/log/2015/06/07/im-in-ur-javascript-decoding-ur-webm/
   
    working! It's much slower than Ogg but has higher video quality when
    there's CPU available for it, as on a fast desktop/laptop that's
  running
    Safari or IE without WebM drivers natively installed.
   
    3) I've also found a combination of free-but-crappy codec options that
    works in iOS natively: AVI with Motion-JPEG video and uncompressed
  audio
    https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101716! To keep the bitrate sane
    we'll
    have to turn quality down, but 5fps and scratchy audio is often better
   than
    nothing. This will work at times when ogv.js can't be used, such as the
    embedded web browsers in iPhone apps that haven't updated to Apple's
   latest
    embedding APIs.
   
    -- brion
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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,
f.ex.))

For this we create the lists with all contributions (main namespace only)
for all users per project per months [2] and look if the contributions are
in line with the rules (no copyright violation, vandalism etc.). Then a
message on the talk page with a picture of a can and after the winner gives
us his/her postal address, we send him/her the can itself :) [3]

It is sweet. I can vouch for that :)

[1]
https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%8E
[2]
https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%8E/bb:%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F
[3] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Zgushchivka_poshtoyu

Best regards,
antanana
ED of Wikimedia Ukraine

2015-06-11 22:04 GMT+03:00 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com:

 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
 ntanana:
 I learned a few months ago that in the Ukrainian Wikipedia they don't give
 out barnstars, the give out cans of condensed milk! Why? Because
 they're sweet :-)

 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F:%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0


 And, please correct me if I'm wrong Antanana, but you also identify the
 best newbie each month on the Ukrainian Wikipedia and physically send a
 can of condensed milk to that person in the mail?! I think that's just the
 coolest, funnest, most unique way of celebrating new contributors I've
 heard of!

 -Liam / Wittylama.

 wittylama.com
 Peace, love  metadata

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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 moderation as well? I see what the issue was 
 in the first place, and will not do it again. I think it has been much more 
 than a year since then.

You had one job, man: don't attack people on the mailing list.

You lasted a little more than two weeks. Since you obviously don't see
what the issue is, after all, and I don't know what to expect from you
(although I hope I can be forgiven for admittedly suspecting more of
this), I'm flagging this address for moderation again.

Best of luck with your next sockpuppet.

Austin

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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 all: the link provided doesn't contain a sexual image, though the image 
under discussion must be.

Trillium Corsage 


11.06.2015, 19:31, Trillium Corsage trillium2...@yandex.com:
 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 
 administrative achievements or are some of the bad Wikipedia participants you 
 have blocked?

 Trillium Corsage

 10.06.2015, 21:54, Todd Allen email clipped:
  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 in a not for profit and freely
  shared fashion.

  I think that's damned cool and I think it's something to be very proud of.

  On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 2:31 PM, Jan Ainali jan.ain...@wikimedia.se wrote:

   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: 183,
   bytes_added: 1832120,
   edits: 9057
   }

   To be compared with the month before the challenge: (2015-04-04 -
   2015-05-01)
   {
   users: 132,
   bytes_added: 71879,
   edits: 493
   }

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   0729 - 67 29 48

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   2015-06-10 22:15 GMT+02:00 Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org:

    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 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 it should be easy to integrate ogv.js into video.js
   as a
     player tech.
    
     2) I have an early version of WebM decoding in JavaScript
     
   https://brionv.com/log/2015/06/07/im-in-ur-javascript-decoding-ur-webm/
    
     working! It's much slower than Ogg but has higher video quality when
     there's CPU available for it, as on a fast desktop/laptop that's
   running
     Safari or IE without WebM drivers natively installed.
    
     3) I've also found a combination of free-but-crappy codec options that
     works in iOS natively: AVI with Motion-JPEG video and uncompressed
   audio
     https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101716! To keep the bitrate sane
     we'll
     have to turn quality down, but 5fps and scratchy audio is often better
    than
     nothing. This will work at times when ogv.js can't be used, such as 
 the
     embedded web browsers in iPhone apps that haven't updated to Apple's
    latest
     embedding APIs.
    
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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 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,
 f.ex.))

 For this we create the lists with all contributions (main namespace only)
 for all users per project per months [2] and look if the contributions are
 in line with the rules (no copyright violation, vandalism etc.). Then a
 message on the talk page with a picture of a can and after the winner gives
 us his/her postal address, we send him/her the can itself :) [3]

 It is sweet. I can vouch for that :)

 [1]

 https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%8E
 [2]

 https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%8E/bb:%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F
 [3] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Zgushchivka_poshtoyu

 Best regards,
 antanana
 ED of Wikimedia Ukraine

 2015-06-11 22:04 GMT+03:00 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com:

  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
  ntanana:
  I learned a few months ago that in the Ukrainian Wikipedia they don't
 give
  out barnstars, the give out cans of condensed milk! Why? Because
  they're sweet :-)
 
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F:%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0
 
 
  And, please correct me if I'm wrong Antanana, but you also identify the
  best newbie each month on the Ukrainian Wikipedia and physically send a
  can of condensed milk to that person in the mail?! I think that's just
 the
  coolest, funnest, most unique way of celebrating new contributors I've
  heard of!
 
  -Liam / Wittylama.
 
  wittylama.com
  Peace, love  metadata
 
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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 explanation. Some knowledge of Wikisource is needed
too :-)
As an employee of MediaLibrary Online, I worked in these months to get all
the metadata and index the texts from Italian Wikisource. A bit of
perspective

* All the texts have been either proofread or validated.
* They are not all whole books: we indexed the texts directly in namespace
0 (and not in the Index: namespace), in order to provide the user a better
search experience and findability.
This, in our opinion, is very important: we used the MediaWiki API to
retrieve all the data, and some HTML scraping for the rest :-)
* We link directly the EPUB generated by the awesome tool from Tpt, but
also to the page in Wikisource.
* We automatically generated the EPUB covers for every text which didn't
have one.
Ex: http://www.medialibrary.it/media/scheda.aspx?id=850275912

MediaLibraryOnline is a digital platform that provide Italian libraries
with the possibility of lend digital resource, as ebook or audiobooks.
It's not just a portal on the Internet, but a service used and managed by
single libraries for their uses.
It also has an Open collection, freely accessible and downloadable for
everyone (and not only the patrons of the libraries which have access to
MediaLibrary).

I've been hired few months ago to develop such collection, and this is a
major milestone for us (and for me :-).
I'm expecially excited by the fact that now Wikisource ebooks enter in
the collection of libraries, and often in their very catalog.
I think it is a very good step forward for our project, and I'm eager to
replicate this project with other Wikisources as well :-)

If needed, I can explain some details.

[1]
http://www.medialibrary.it/media/ricerca.aspx?seltip=310selarg=-1keywords=
wikisourcex=0y=0portalId=1


On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 9:52 PM, Keilana keilanaw...@gmail.com wrote:

 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 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,
  f.ex.))
 
  For this we create the lists with all contributions (main namespace only)
  for all users per project per months [2] and look if the contributions
 are
  in line with the rules (no copyright violation, vandalism etc.). Then a
  message on the talk page with a picture of a can and after the winner
 gives
  us his/her postal address, we send him/her the can itself :) [3]
 
  It is sweet. I can vouch for that :)
 
  [1]
 
 
 https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%8E
  [2]
 
 
 https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%8E/bb:%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F
  [3] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Zgushchivka_poshtoyu
 
  Best regards,
  antanana
  ED of Wikimedia Ukraine
 
  2015-06-11 22:04 GMT+03:00 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com:
 
   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
   ntanana:
   I learned a few months ago that in the Ukrainian Wikipedia they don't
  give
   out barnstars, the give out cans of condensed milk! Why? Because
   they're sweet :-)
  
  
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F:%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0
  
  
   And, please correct me if I'm wrong Antanana, but you also identify the
   best newbie each month on the Ukrainian Wikipedia and physically
 send a
   can of condensed milk to that person in the mail?! I think that's just
  the
   coolest, funnest, most unique way of celebrating new contributors I've
   heard of!
  
   -Liam / Wittylama.
  
   wittylama.com
   Peace, love  metadata
  
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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 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 it should be easy to integrate ogv.js into video.js as a
 player tech.

 2) I have an early version of WebM decoding in JavaScript
 https://brionv.com/log/2015/06/07/im-in-ur-javascript-decoding-ur-webm/
 working! It's much slower than Ogg but has higher video quality when
 there's CPU available for it, as on a fast desktop/laptop that's running
 Safari or IE without WebM drivers natively installed.

 3) I've also found a combination of free-but-crappy codec options that
 works in iOS natively: AVI with Motion-JPEG video and uncompressed audio
 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101716! To keep the bitrate sane
 we'll
 have to turn quality down, but 5fps and scratchy audio is often better than
 nothing. This will work at times when ogv.js can't be used, such as the
 embedded web browsers in iPhone apps that haven't updated to Apple's latest
 embedding APIs.

 -- brion
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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: 183,
bytes_added: 1832120,
edits: 9057
}

To be compared with the month before the challenge: (2015-04-04 -
2015-05-01)
{
users: 132,
bytes_added: 71879,
edits: 493
}


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2015-06-10 22:15 GMT+02:00 Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org:

 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 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 it should be easy to integrate ogv.js into video.js as a
  player tech.
 
  2) I have an early version of WebM decoding in JavaScript
  https://brionv.com/log/2015/06/07/im-in-ur-javascript-decoding-ur-webm/
 
  working! It's much slower than Ogg but has higher video quality when
  there's CPU available for it, as on a fast desktop/laptop that's running
  Safari or IE without WebM drivers natively installed.
 
  3) I've also found a combination of free-but-crappy codec options that
  works in iOS natively: AVI with Motion-JPEG video and uncompressed audio
  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101716! To keep the bitrate sane
  we'll
  have to turn quality down, but 5fps and scratchy audio is often better
 than
  nothing. This will work at times when ogv.js can't be used, such as the
  embedded web browsers in iPhone apps that haven't updated to Apple's
 latest
  embedding APIs.
 
  -- brion
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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 in a not for profit and freely
shared fashion.

I think that's damned cool and I think it's something to be very proud of.

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 2:31 PM, Jan Ainali jan.ain...@wikimedia.se wrote:

 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: 183,
 bytes_added: 1832120,
 edits: 9057
 }

 To be compared with the month before the challenge: (2015-04-04 -
 2015-05-01)
 {
 users: 132,
 bytes_added: 71879,
 edits: 493
 }


 *Med vänliga hälsningar,Jan Ainali*

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 0729 - 67 29 48


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 samlade kunskap. Det är det vi gör.*
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 2015-06-10 22:15 GMT+02:00 Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org:

  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 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 it should be easy to integrate ogv.js into video.js
 as a
   player tech.
  
   2) I have an early version of WebM decoding in JavaScript
   
 https://brionv.com/log/2015/06/07/im-in-ur-javascript-decoding-ur-webm/
  
   working! It's much slower than Ogg but has higher video quality when
   there's CPU available for it, as on a fast desktop/laptop that's
 running
   Safari or IE without WebM drivers natively installed.
  
   3) I've also found a combination of free-but-crappy codec options that
   works in iOS natively: AVI with Motion-JPEG video and uncompressed
 audio
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101716! To keep the bitrate sane
   we'll
   have to turn quality down, but 5fps and scratchy audio is often better
  than
   nothing. This will work at times when ogv.js can't be used, such as the
   embedded web browsers in iPhone apps that haven't updated to Apple's
  latest
   embedding APIs.
  
   -- brion
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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
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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 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 Wikimedia world?

 My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about an
 edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is
 happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this
 year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are infiltrating
 library conferences :)

 What's happening over in your part of the project?

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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 it should be easy to integrate ogv.js into video.js as a
player tech.

2) I have an early version of WebM decoding in JavaScript
https://brionv.com/log/2015/06/07/im-in-ur-javascript-decoding-ur-webm/
working! It's much slower than Ogg but has higher video quality when
there's CPU available for it, as on a fast desktop/laptop that's running
Safari or IE without WebM drivers natively installed.

3) I've also found a combination of free-but-crappy codec options that
works in iOS natively: AVI with Motion-JPEG video and uncompressed audio
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101716! To keep the bitrate sane we'll
have to turn quality down, but 5fps and scratchy audio is often better than
nothing. This will work at times when ogv.js can't be used, such as the
embedded web browsers in iPhone apps that haven't updated to Apple's latest
embedding APIs.

-- brion
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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 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 Wikimedia world?
 

 Six months ago, the average time it took to save a page was 6.1 seconds.
 It's now 1.4 seconds. The performance team is in the process figuring out
 our goals for the next quarter and we think we can get to sub-second page
 saves by September.
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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 just discovered or are involved in that is
 happening in the Wikimedia world?


Six months ago, the average time it took to save a page was 6.1 seconds.
It's now 1.4 seconds. The performance team is in the process figuring out
our goals for the next quarter and we think we can get to sub-second page
saves by September.
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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.

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

2015-06-06 Thread Derk-Jan Hartman

 On 6 jun. 2015, at 17:25, Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 
 Hi, just in case you have missed this thread in Wikimedia where I mentioned 
 you, and now SJ asks.
 
 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Sam Klein sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu mailto:sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu
 Date: Sat, Jun 6, 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 with video.js was basically a one-person-three-day [TheDJ
 special]: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100106 
 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100106
 
 Very neat.  Does this work with popcorn?

I guess with popcorn, you mean popcornjs.org http://popcornjs.org/. In that 
case, no, it works with https://videojs.com https://videojs.com/
The point was to show how easy it would be to replace what we have now, with 
something better and I just wanted to get something of the ground and 
demonstrable.

I picked the most popular/active github project, and that seems to be 
videojs.com http://videojs.com/ at this moment in time. I did also consider 
popcornjs actually, but it seems more an experiment with temporal events, then 
focusing on being a good extensible player that everyone wants to use (no 
offense to that team, but that was the first impression).

Anyway, both of them would still require significant time to get it to 
production. But both of them will be easier to maintain than (fixing) what we 
have right now.

Ideally, I think we will want to make sure that players can be used 
interchangeably, just based on the the information in the DOM. I’m looking at 
defining some extensions hooks, so that we can decouple players from the 
TimedMediaHandler extension.

And we will need brion’s ogv.js https://brionv.com/misc/ogv.js/demo/ 
https://brionv.com/misc/ogv.js/demo/ work to support browsers without 
OGV/WebM support.

DJ


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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.
Thanks,
 GerardM

https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Jura1/Recent_deaths_in_Brazil

On 5 June 2015 at 07:55, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il
wrote:

 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 ContentTranslation beta feature. It
 was six hours long and had nine participants, only two of whom had any
 editing experience. It produced *fourteen* complete articles in Zulu,
 Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Afrikaans and French. Except the latter two, the
 Wikipedias in these languages are barely active.

 I conducted dozens of editing workshops, and this one was, by far, the most
 productive ever by the amount of content created, considering the time and
 the participants' experience. Time will tell how well can it be replicated
 and improved upon and how many participants will stick, but I'm optimistic.

 I'll write a more detailed post later today.
 בתאריך 5 ביוני 2015 00:41,‏ phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com כתב:

  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 Wikimedia world?
 
  My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about an
  edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is
  happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this
  year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are infiltrating
  library conferences :)
 
  What's happening over in your part of the project?
 
  Phoebe
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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 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.
 Thanks,
  GerardM

 https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Jura1/Recent_deaths_in_Brazil

 On 5 June 2015 at 07:55, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il
 wrote:

  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 ContentTranslation beta feature. It
  was six hours long and had nine participants, only two of whom had any
  editing experience. It produced *fourteen* complete articles in Zulu,
  Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Afrikaans and French. Except the latter two, the
  Wikipedias in these languages are barely active.
 
  I conducted dozens of editing workshops, and this one was, by far, the
 most
  productive ever by the amount of content created, considering the time
 and
  the participants' experience. Time will tell how well can it be
 replicated
  and improved upon and how many participants will stick, but I'm
 optimistic.
 
  I'll write a more detailed post later today.
  בתאריך 5 ביוני 2015 00:41,‏ phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com כתב:
 
   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 Wikimedia world?
  
   My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about
 an
   edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is
   happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this
   year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are
 infiltrating
   library conferences :)
  
   What's happening over in your part of the project?
  
   Phoebe
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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 one-person-three-day
effort (but not just any person, TheDJ no less), and it was demoed with a
functional and funny sneak preview.
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100106

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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 yesterday.


Next time: video? !

Quim writes:
 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T96378  (33 hackathon events)
 Experiment with video.js was basically a one-person-three-day [TheDJ
special]: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100106

Very neat.  Does this work with popcorn?
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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, Jun 4, 2015 at 2:44 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote:

 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 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 Wikimedia world?
 
  My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about an
  edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is
  happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this
  year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are infiltrating
  library conferences :)
 
  What's happening over in your part of the project?
 
  Phoebe
 
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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 Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 9:57 PM, Luis Villa lvi...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 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, Jun 4, 2015 at 2:44 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  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 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 Wikimedia world?
  
   My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about
 an
   edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is
   happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this
   year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are
 infiltrating
   library conferences :)
  
   What's happening over in your part of the project?
  
   Phoebe
  
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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 ContentTranslation beta feature. It
was six hours long and had nine participants, only two of whom had any
editing experience. It produced *fourteen* complete articles in Zulu,
Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Afrikaans and French. Except the latter two, the
Wikipedias in these languages are barely active.

I conducted dozens of editing workshops, and this one was, by far, the most
productive ever by the amount of content created, considering the time and
the participants' experience. Time will tell how well can it be replicated
and improved upon and how many participants will stick, but I'm optimistic.

I'll write a more detailed post later today.
בתאריך 5 ביוני 2015 00:41,‏ phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com כתב:

 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 Wikimedia world?

 My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about an
 edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is
 happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this
 year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are infiltrating
 library conferences :)

 What's happening over in your part of the project?

 Phoebe
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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 Wikipedia articles in a number of Latin
 American native languages. That reminded me that there are a lot of people
 in the wild willing to work on Wikipedia content, even in many languages
 which don't have its edition of Wikipedia yet. And we should start
 searching for them collectively.

Very cool! Which languages?

Phoebe


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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 not the cause...

  Languages list suddenly revived. And during one day we've learned for
three
  separate initiatives for building Wikipedia articles in a number of
Latin
  American native languages. That reminded me that there are a lot of
people
  in the wild willing to work on Wikipedia content, even in many languages
  which don't have its edition of Wikipedia yet. And we should start
  searching for them collectively.

 Very cool! Which languages?

Global Voices folk are going to Bogota and one Wayuu speaker will join
them. We have incubator project.

Similarly, French Wikimedian Sylvain Mailler is working on Kichwa Incubator
and he has access to native speakers, as his wife is Kichwa (from Ecuador).

Canadian doctor and Wikipedia activist James Heilman is working on medical
articles in Guarani, Haitan Creole, K'iche', and Quechua. Except Ki'che',
we have projects in all other languages.

Translation companies are donating those translations, which opens
interesting area, that we didn't explore yet.
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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 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 Wikimedia world?

 My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about an
 edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is
 happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this
 year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are infiltrating
 library conferences :)

 What's happening over in your part of the project?

 Phoebe

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