Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-24 Thread Craig Franklin
Awful, awful news.  My condolences to his family, friends, and the WMUA
community =(.




On 24 February 2014 09:01, Maryana Pinchuk mpinc...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 For those of you who don't read Ukrainian, a quick ad-hoc translation of
 the blog post. So sorry for the loss of a fellow Ukrainian and such a
 bright young member of the Wikimedia movement :(

 * * *

 Wikipedian Igor Kostenko dies on the Maidan.

 February 20, 2014, during the protests in Kiev, Igor Kostenko – an active
 contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, journalist and geography student –
 died tragically.

 Igor Kostenko was born December 31, 1991, in the village of Zubrets in the
 Buchach region of Ternopil. After graduating from high school, he attended
 Ivan Franko University in Lviv, where he was in his fifth year of study in
 the department of geography, majoring in Organizational Management. In
 addition to his studies, he worked as a journalist for the publication
 Sports Analysis.

 Igor was an active contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, writing under
 the username Ig2000.[1] Igor registered an account on July 23, 2011, and in
 just that month began writing his first articles. In two and a half years,
 he wrote over 280 articles and made over 1,600 edits. He had a wide range
 of encyclopedic interests – he wrote articles on sports topics (soccer,
 Formula One), geography, economics, and the history of the Ukrainian
 military. His article on the Nezamozhnyk destroyer of the Ukrainian and
 Soviet fleet in the first half of the 20th century[2] was acknowledged for
 its quality by the community and achieved the status of Good article.
 Additionally, he contributed many updates on sports events to Wikinews.

 Igor was also active in promoting Ukrainian Wikipedia on social media,
 through which he sought to gain more contributors. He was an administrator
 of the Ukrainian Wikipedians Facebook page,[3] where he regularly posted
 interesting facts from Wikipedia. In August 2013 he proposed hosting a Wiki
 Flashmob – inviting a large group of Ukrainians to participate in a day of
 article-writing on Wikipedia. The Wiki Flashmob was planned for January 20,
 2014, the 10-year anniversary of Ukrainian Wikipedia, but due to the tragic
 events in the country, the event was cancelled. Igor believed that the
 flashmob would help fill Wikipedia with thousands of new articles in the
 course of a day and proposed a strategy to realize his dream, but
 unfortunately, he did not live to see it become a reality.

 On February 18, 2014, along with other students from Lviv, Igor came to
 Kiev to the Euromaidan, because he wanted Ukraine to be led by people with
 a patriotic spirit. On February 20th, during a protest on Instytutskaya
 Street, Igor died tragically: he bravely went ahead with a shield, but he
 was shot by two bullets, one of which struck him in the head...

 Today, February 23, Igor was buried in his home town of Buchach. Thousands
 of people accompanied him on his final journey – both students from Lviv
 and residents of Ternopil.

 In honor of Igor and the tens of others who died on the Euromaidan,[4] on
 February 21, the community decided to modify the logo of the Ukrainian
 Wikipedia with a black ribbon as a symbol of mourning.

 The editors of Ukrainian Wikipedia and Wikimedia Ukraine offer their
 condolences to the friends and family of Igor Kostenko. A page has been
 created on Wikipedia where you can leave your condolences.[5]

 Memory eternal...

 1.

 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87:Ig2000
 2.

 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9D%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA_(%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BC%D1%96%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%86%D1%8C)
 3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukwiki/
 4.

 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BA_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%85_%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%B2_%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83
 5.

 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%B1%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8F_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0:Ig2000/%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BC%27%D1%8F%D1%82%D1%8C


 On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Amir E. Aharoni 
 amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:

  Big sigh.
 
  According to Wikimedia Ukraine blog, one Wikimedian was killed: Ihor
  Kostenko, a student of Geography born in 1991.
 
 
 
 http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/in-memoriam-of-ihor-kostenko/
 
  You can express condolences here:
  https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ig2000/Пам'ять
 
 
  --
  Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
  http://aharoni.wordpress.com
  ‪“We're living in pieces,
  I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
 
 
  2014-02-20 17:25 GMT+04:00 Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net:
 
   The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev,
 Ukraine,
   as result of the violent 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-24 Thread Dennis Pierri
May he rest in peace

Sent from my iPhone

On 24/02/2014, at 06:56, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net wrote:

 Awful, awful news.  My condolences to his family, friends, and the WMUA
 community =(.
 
 
 
 
 On 24 February 2014 09:01, Maryana Pinchuk mpinc...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 
 For those of you who don't read Ukrainian, a quick ad-hoc translation of
 the blog post. So sorry for the loss of a fellow Ukrainian and such a
 bright young member of the Wikimedia movement :(
 
 * * *
 
 Wikipedian Igor Kostenko dies on the Maidan.
 
 February 20, 2014, during the protests in Kiev, Igor Kostenko – an active
 contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, journalist and geography student –
 died tragically.
 
 Igor Kostenko was born December 31, 1991, in the village of Zubrets in the
 Buchach region of Ternopil. After graduating from high school, he attended
 Ivan Franko University in Lviv, where he was in his fifth year of study in
 the department of geography, majoring in Organizational Management. In
 addition to his studies, he worked as a journalist for the publication
 Sports Analysis.
 
 Igor was an active contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, writing under
 the username Ig2000.[1] Igor registered an account on July 23, 2011, and in
 just that month began writing his first articles. In two and a half years,
 he wrote over 280 articles and made over 1,600 edits. He had a wide range
 of encyclopedic interests – he wrote articles on sports topics (soccer,
 Formula One), geography, economics, and the history of the Ukrainian
 military. His article on the Nezamozhnyk destroyer of the Ukrainian and
 Soviet fleet in the first half of the 20th century[2] was acknowledged for
 its quality by the community and achieved the status of Good article.
 Additionally, he contributed many updates on sports events to Wikinews.
 
 Igor was also active in promoting Ukrainian Wikipedia on social media,
 through which he sought to gain more contributors. He was an administrator
 of the Ukrainian Wikipedians Facebook page,[3] where he regularly posted
 interesting facts from Wikipedia. In August 2013 he proposed hosting a Wiki
 Flashmob – inviting a large group of Ukrainians to participate in a day of
 article-writing on Wikipedia. The Wiki Flashmob was planned for January 20,
 2014, the 10-year anniversary of Ukrainian Wikipedia, but due to the tragic
 events in the country, the event was cancelled. Igor believed that the
 flashmob would help fill Wikipedia with thousands of new articles in the
 course of a day and proposed a strategy to realize his dream, but
 unfortunately, he did not live to see it become a reality.
 
 On February 18, 2014, along with other students from Lviv, Igor came to
 Kiev to the Euromaidan, because he wanted Ukraine to be led by people with
 a patriotic spirit. On February 20th, during a protest on Instytutskaya
 Street, Igor died tragically: he bravely went ahead with a shield, but he
 was shot by two bullets, one of which struck him in the head...
 
 Today, February 23, Igor was buried in his home town of Buchach. Thousands
 of people accompanied him on his final journey – both students from Lviv
 and residents of Ternopil.
 
 In honor of Igor and the tens of others who died on the Euromaidan,[4] on
 February 21, the community decided to modify the logo of the Ukrainian
 Wikipedia with a black ribbon as a symbol of mourning.
 
 The editors of Ukrainian Wikipedia and Wikimedia Ukraine offer their
 condolences to the friends and family of Igor Kostenko. A page has been
 created on Wikipedia where you can leave your condolences.[5]
 
 Memory eternal...
 
 1.
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87:Ig2000
 2.
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9D%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA_(%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BC%D1%96%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%86%D1%8C)
 3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukwiki/
 4.
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BA_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%85_%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%B2_%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83
 5.
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%B1%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8F_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0:Ig2000/%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BC%27%D1%8F%D1%82%D1%8C
 
 
 On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Amir E. Aharoni 
 amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
 
 Big sigh.
 
 According to Wikimedia Ukraine blog, one Wikimedian was killed: Ihor
 Kostenko, a student of Geography born in 1991.
 
 
 
 http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/in-memoriam-of-ihor-kostenko/
 
 You can express condolences here:
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ig2000/Пам'ять
 
 
 --
 Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
 http://aharoni.wordpress.com
 “We're living in pieces,
 I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
 
 
 2014-02-20 17:25 GMT+04:00 Tomasz W. Kozlowski 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
Big sigh.

According to Wikimedia Ukraine blog, one Wikimedian was killed: Ihor
Kostenko, a student of Geography born in 1991.

http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/in-memoriam-of-ihor-kostenko/

You can express condolences here:
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ig2000/Пам'ять


--
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http://aharoni.wordpress.com
‪“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬


2014-02-20 17:25 GMT+04:00 Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net:

 The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev, Ukraine,
 as result of the violent clashes between the opposition and the government
 forces.

 I have briefly visited Maidan Nezalezhnosti in March 2012 on my way to a
 Wiki Loves Monuments workshop; the city of Kiev and the square itself were
 beautiful, and it is absolutely terrible to witness the events that are
 happening there now.

 My thoughts are with Wikimedia Ukraine, which I know has at least a few
 members living in the city of Kiev, and with other Wikimedia contributors
 living in that city, as well as in the rest of Ukraine.

 Please let us know if everyone is safe, and if there is any way we can
 help you.

 Stay safe! Залишайтеся в безпеці!

 Tomasz

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread Pavlo Shevelo
Yes, with deep sorrow today I got to know that I was wrong - *we lost one
wikipedian*.

I dare to hope that it will be one and only such 'mistake' meaning no more
dead bodies will be discovered and all heavily wounded people will survive.


On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 11:16 PM, Amir E. Aharoni 
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:

 Big sigh.

 According to Wikimedia Ukraine blog, one Wikimedian was killed: Ihor
 Kostenko, a student of Geography born in 1991.


 http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/in-memoriam-of-ihor-kostenko/

 You can express condolences here:
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ig2000/Пам'ять


 --
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 ‪“We're living in pieces,
 I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬


 2014-02-20 17:25 GMT+04:00 Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net:

  The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev, Ukraine,
  as result of the violent clashes between the opposition and the
 government
  forces.
 
  I have briefly visited Maidan Nezalezhnosti in March 2012 on my way to a
  Wiki Loves Monuments workshop; the city of Kiev and the square itself
 were
  beautiful, and it is absolutely terrible to witness the events that are
  happening there now.
 
  My thoughts are with Wikimedia Ukraine, which I know has at least a few
  members living in the city of Kiev, and with other Wikimedia contributors
  living in that city, as well as in the rest of Ukraine.
 
  Please let us know if everyone is safe, and if there is any way we can
  help you.
 
  Stay safe! Залишайтеся в безпеці!
 
  Tomasz
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread Maryana Pinchuk
For those of you who don't read Ukrainian, a quick ad-hoc translation of
the blog post. So sorry for the loss of a fellow Ukrainian and such a
bright young member of the Wikimedia movement :(

* * *

Wikipedian Igor Kostenko dies on the Maidan.

February 20, 2014, during the protests in Kiev, Igor Kostenko – an active
contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, journalist and geography student –
died tragically.

Igor Kostenko was born December 31, 1991, in the village of Zubrets in the
Buchach region of Ternopil. After graduating from high school, he attended
Ivan Franko University in Lviv, where he was in his fifth year of study in
the department of geography, majoring in Organizational Management. In
addition to his studies, he worked as a journalist for the publication
Sports Analysis.

Igor was an active contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, writing under
the username Ig2000.[1] Igor registered an account on July 23, 2011, and in
just that month began writing his first articles. In two and a half years,
he wrote over 280 articles and made over 1,600 edits. He had a wide range
of encyclopedic interests – he wrote articles on sports topics (soccer,
Formula One), geography, economics, and the history of the Ukrainian
military. His article on the Nezamozhnyk destroyer of the Ukrainian and
Soviet fleet in the first half of the 20th century[2] was acknowledged for
its quality by the community and achieved the status of Good article.
Additionally, he contributed many updates on sports events to Wikinews.

Igor was also active in promoting Ukrainian Wikipedia on social media,
through which he sought to gain more contributors. He was an administrator
of the Ukrainian Wikipedians Facebook page,[3] where he regularly posted
interesting facts from Wikipedia. In August 2013 he proposed hosting a Wiki
Flashmob – inviting a large group of Ukrainians to participate in a day of
article-writing on Wikipedia. The Wiki Flashmob was planned for January 20,
2014, the 10-year anniversary of Ukrainian Wikipedia, but due to the tragic
events in the country, the event was cancelled. Igor believed that the
flashmob would help fill Wikipedia with thousands of new articles in the
course of a day and proposed a strategy to realize his dream, but
unfortunately, he did not live to see it become a reality.

On February 18, 2014, along with other students from Lviv, Igor came to
Kiev to the Euromaidan, because he wanted Ukraine to be led by people with
a patriotic spirit. On February 20th, during a protest on Instytutskaya
Street, Igor died tragically: he bravely went ahead with a shield, but he
was shot by two bullets, one of which struck him in the head...

Today, February 23, Igor was buried in his home town of Buchach. Thousands
of people accompanied him on his final journey – both students from Lviv
and residents of Ternopil.

In honor of Igor and the tens of others who died on the Euromaidan,[4] on
February 21, the community decided to modify the logo of the Ukrainian
Wikipedia with a black ribbon as a symbol of mourning.

The editors of Ukrainian Wikipedia and Wikimedia Ukraine offer their
condolences to the friends and family of Igor Kostenko. A page has been
created on Wikipedia where you can leave your condolences.[5]

Memory eternal...

1.
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87:Ig2000
2.
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9D%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA_(%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BC%D1%96%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%86%D1%8C)
3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukwiki/
4.
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BA_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%85_%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%B2_%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83
5.
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%B1%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8F_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0:Ig2000/%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BC%27%D1%8F%D1%82%D1%8C


On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Amir E. Aharoni 
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:

 Big sigh.

 According to Wikimedia Ukraine blog, one Wikimedian was killed: Ihor
 Kostenko, a student of Geography born in 1991.


 http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/in-memoriam-of-ihor-kostenko/

 You can express condolences here:
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ig2000/Пам'ять


 --
 Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
 http://aharoni.wordpress.com
 ‪“We're living in pieces,
 I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬


 2014-02-20 17:25 GMT+04:00 Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net:

  The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev, Ukraine,
  as result of the violent clashes between the opposition and the
 government
  forces.
 
  I have briefly visited Maidan Nezalezhnosti in March 2012 on my way to a
  Wiki Loves Monuments workshop; the city of Kiev and the square itself
 were
  beautiful, and it is absolutely 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread James Alexander
:( 

Not much else to say. Too many to die too many to face their end. Whatever side 
you're on he faced a patriot's death fighting for his beliefs. It should not 
be, but he should be remembered along with all those who stood their conscience.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all and his family in particular :(.

James 


Whether our lives and our deaths were for
peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say,
it is you who must say this.

We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning.
We were young, they say. We have died; remember us.

--Archibald MacLeish

Sent from my iPhone


James Alexander
Legal and Community Advocacy
Wikimedia Foundation
+1 415-839-6885 x6716


 On Feb 23, 2014, at 17:01, Maryana Pinchuk mpinc...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 
 For those of you who don't read Ukrainian, a quick ad-hoc translation of
 the blog post. So sorry for the loss of a fellow Ukrainian and such a
 bright young member of the Wikimedia movement :(
 
 * * *
 
 Wikipedian Igor Kostenko dies on the Maidan.
 
 February 20, 2014, during the protests in Kiev, Igor Kostenko – an active
 contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, journalist and geography student –
 died tragically.
 
 Igor Kostenko was born December 31, 1991, in the village of Zubrets in the
 Buchach region of Ternopil. After graduating from high school, he attended
 Ivan Franko University in Lviv, where he was in his fifth year of study in
 the department of geography, majoring in Organizational Management. In
 addition to his studies, he worked as a journalist for the publication
 Sports Analysis.
 
 Igor was an active contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, writing under
 the username Ig2000.[1] Igor registered an account on July 23, 2011, and in
 just that month began writing his first articles. In two and a half years,
 he wrote over 280 articles and made over 1,600 edits. He had a wide range
 of encyclopedic interests – he wrote articles on sports topics (soccer,
 Formula One), geography, economics, and the history of the Ukrainian
 military. His article on the Nezamozhnyk destroyer of the Ukrainian and
 Soviet fleet in the first half of the 20th century[2] was acknowledged for
 its quality by the community and achieved the status of Good article.
 Additionally, he contributed many updates on sports events to Wikinews.
 
 Igor was also active in promoting Ukrainian Wikipedia on social media,
 through which he sought to gain more contributors. He was an administrator
 of the Ukrainian Wikipedians Facebook page,[3] where he regularly posted
 interesting facts from Wikipedia. In August 2013 he proposed hosting a Wiki
 Flashmob – inviting a large group of Ukrainians to participate in a day of
 article-writing on Wikipedia. The Wiki Flashmob was planned for January 20,
 2014, the 10-year anniversary of Ukrainian Wikipedia, but due to the tragic
 events in the country, the event was cancelled. Igor believed that the
 flashmob would help fill Wikipedia with thousands of new articles in the
 course of a day and proposed a strategy to realize his dream, but
 unfortunately, he did not live to see it become a reality.
 
 On February 18, 2014, along with other students from Lviv, Igor came to
 Kiev to the Euromaidan, because he wanted Ukraine to be led by people with
 a patriotic spirit. On February 20th, during a protest on Instytutskaya
 Street, Igor died tragically: he bravely went ahead with a shield, but he
 was shot by two bullets, one of which struck him in the head...
 
 Today, February 23, Igor was buried in his home town of Buchach. Thousands
 of people accompanied him on his final journey – both students from Lviv
 and residents of Ternopil.
 
 In honor of Igor and the tens of others who died on the Euromaidan,[4] on
 February 21, the community decided to modify the logo of the Ukrainian
 Wikipedia with a black ribbon as a symbol of mourning.
 
 The editors of Ukrainian Wikipedia and Wikimedia Ukraine offer their
 condolences to the friends and family of Igor Kostenko. A page has been
 created on Wikipedia where you can leave your condolences.[5]
 
 Memory eternal...
 
 1.
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87:Ig2000
 2.
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9D%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA_(%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BC%D1%96%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%86%D1%8C)
 3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukwiki/
 4.
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BA_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%85_%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%B2_%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83
 5.
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%B1%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8F_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0:Ig2000/%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BC%27%D1%8F%D1%82%D1%8C
 
 
 On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Amir E. Aharoni 
 amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
 
 Big sigh.
 
 According to Wikimedia Ukraine 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread Victor Grigas
This makes me so sad and angry.


On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 5:54 PM, James Alexander
jalexan...@wikimedia.orgwrote:

 :(

 Not much else to say. Too many to die too many to face their end. Whatever
 side you're on he faced a patriot's death fighting for his beliefs. It
 should not be, but he should be remembered along with all those who stood
 their conscience.

 My thoughts and prayers are with you all and his family in particular :(.

 James


 Whether our lives and our deaths were for
 peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say,
 it is you who must say this.

 We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning.
 We were young, they say. We have died; remember us.

 --Archibald MacLeish

 Sent from my iPhone


 James Alexander
 Legal and Community Advocacy
 Wikimedia Foundation
 +1 415-839-6885 x6716


  On Feb 23, 2014, at 17:01, Maryana Pinchuk mpinc...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:
 
  For those of you who don't read Ukrainian, a quick ad-hoc translation of
  the blog post. So sorry for the loss of a fellow Ukrainian and such a
  bright young member of the Wikimedia movement :(
 
  * * *
 
  Wikipedian Igor Kostenko dies on the Maidan.
 
  February 20, 2014, during the protests in Kiev, Igor Kostenko – an active
  contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, journalist and geography student
 –
  died tragically.
 
  Igor Kostenko was born December 31, 1991, in the village of Zubrets in
 the
  Buchach region of Ternopil. After graduating from high school, he
 attended
  Ivan Franko University in Lviv, where he was in his fifth year of study
 in
  the department of geography, majoring in Organizational Management. In
  addition to his studies, he worked as a journalist for the publication
  Sports Analysis.
 
  Igor was an active contributor to the Ukrainian Wikipedia, writing under
  the username Ig2000.[1] Igor registered an account on July 23, 2011, and
 in
  just that month began writing his first articles. In two and a half
 years,
  he wrote over 280 articles and made over 1,600 edits. He had a wide range
  of encyclopedic interests – he wrote articles on sports topics (soccer,
  Formula One), geography, economics, and the history of the Ukrainian
  military. His article on the Nezamozhnyk destroyer of the Ukrainian and
  Soviet fleet in the first half of the 20th century[2] was acknowledged
 for
  its quality by the community and achieved the status of Good article.
  Additionally, he contributed many updates on sports events to Wikinews.
 
  Igor was also active in promoting Ukrainian Wikipedia on social media,
  through which he sought to gain more contributors. He was an
 administrator
  of the Ukrainian Wikipedians Facebook page,[3] where he regularly posted
  interesting facts from Wikipedia. In August 2013 he proposed hosting a
 Wiki
  Flashmob – inviting a large group of Ukrainians to participate in a day
 of
  article-writing on Wikipedia. The Wiki Flashmob was planned for January
 20,
  2014, the 10-year anniversary of Ukrainian Wikipedia, but due to the
 tragic
  events in the country, the event was cancelled. Igor believed that the
  flashmob would help fill Wikipedia with thousands of new articles in the
  course of a day and proposed a strategy to realize his dream, but
  unfortunately, he did not live to see it become a reality.
 
  On February 18, 2014, along with other students from Lviv, Igor came to
  Kiev to the Euromaidan, because he wanted Ukraine to be led by people
 with
  a patriotic spirit. On February 20th, during a protest on Instytutskaya
  Street, Igor died tragically: he bravely went ahead with a shield, but he
  was shot by two bullets, one of which struck him in the head...
 
  Today, February 23, Igor was buried in his home town of Buchach.
 Thousands
  of people accompanied him on his final journey – both students from Lviv
  and residents of Ternopil.
 
  In honor of Igor and the tens of others who died on the Euromaidan,[4] on
  February 21, the community decided to modify the logo of the Ukrainian
  Wikipedia with a black ribbon as a symbol of mourning.
 
  The editors of Ukrainian Wikipedia and Wikimedia Ukraine offer their
  condolences to the friends and family of Igor Kostenko. A page has been
  created on Wikipedia where you can leave your condolences.[5]
 
  Memory eternal...
 
  1.
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87:Ig2000
  2.
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9D%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA_(%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BC%D1%96%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%86%D1%8C)
  3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukwiki/
  4.
 
 https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BA_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%85_%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%B2_%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83
  5.
 
 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread Keegan Peterzell
Thank you for the notice, Amir, Pavlo, and thank you for the translation,
Maryana.

:*(

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2014-02-22 Thread Pavlo Shevelo
A lot of cordial thanks to everybody for your concerns and worryings in our
safety as well as your wishes, we appreciate that very much.
As for today all WMUA members are safe (according to information
available), but there is more troubles so dangers (risks) ahead, mainly in
Kharkiv and other cities and parts of Ukraine.

We comprehend the situation in Venezuela and wish that all wikipedians from
there will stay safe as well.

Thanks once again.



On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net
 wrote:

 The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev, Ukraine,
 as result of the violent clashes between the opposition and the government
 forces.

 I have briefly visited Maidan Nezalezhnosti in March 2012 on my way to a
 Wiki Loves Monuments workshop; the city of Kiev and the square itself were
 beautiful, and it is absolutely terrible to witness the events that are
 happening there now.

 My thoughts are with Wikimedia Ukraine, which I know has at least a few
 members living in the city of Kiev, and with other Wikimedia contributors
 living in that city, as well as in the rest of Ukraine.

 Please let us know if everyone is safe, and if there is any way we can
 help you.

 Stay safe! Залишайтеся в безпеці!

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2014-02-21 Thread Béria Lima
Well just to answer that particular mail by Galio (below) that bothered me:

As far as I see Dennis mail was only a call for help since in Venezuela
there is also a Chapter and also wikipedians in danger right now. He didn't
do in the most calm way but I can completely understand his aggravation
because the situation he is in. There is no request to discuss politics or
policies or anything. Actually the only thing the Venezuelans ask is to
#PrayForVenezuela https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PrayForVenezuela. Your
mail in the other hand sounded to me like Venezuela and their wikipedians
where of no importance.

But anyway, let's go back to track.

_
*Béria Lima*

*Imagine um mundo onde é dada a qualquer pessoa a possibilidade de ter
livre acesso ao somatório de todo o conhecimento humano. Ajude-nos a
construir esse sonho. http://wikimedia.pt/Donativos*


On 20 February 2014 13:02, Galileo Vidoni gali...@gmail.com wrote:

 Please refrain from using this list for political claims. The purpose of
 this thread was to know if our WMUA fellows are safe.

 Thanks,

 Galileo Vidoni
 Presidente
 A. C. Wikimedia Argentina
 El 20/02/2014 12:53, Dennis Pierri dennis6...@gmail.com escribió:

  In Venezuela we are going through the same situation! We students are
  being brutally repressed by government forces just for peacefully
  protesting, they've killed several students in cold blod, and they
  infiltrate our parades to generate destruction and chaos just to try and
  justify their actions. Every mayor city in Venezuela is protesting
 against
  the so called son of Chavez, Cuban-controlled dictator Nicolás Maduro
 and
  his destructive economical and political policies. CNN en espanol (along
  with other international mass media) is making wide coverage of the
  situation because no national mass media is allowed to do so, they even
  took of air NTN24 (a Colombian news channel) for giving coverage of the
  situation. The only channel allowed to give coverage of the situation is
  the government controlled channel VTV, they only report what the
 government
  can use to their favor and very often twist stories to fit their
 purposes.
  Venezuela wants liberty and democracy, we are fighting for it, please
 help
  us by staying well informed, look for several sources not only one, and
 by
  giving us moral support!
 
  Dennis Pierri
 
  On 20/02/2014, at 09:03, Laura Hale la...@fanhistory.com wrote:
 
   On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru
  wrote:
  
   Some WMUA members stay on barricades. Other help in hospitals. IDK if
   right now but they do regularly. --Base
  
  
   I've blogged about this issue at
  
 
 http://wikinewsreporter.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/ukrainian-civil-unrest-and-sochi-reporting/
  .
   The people I've dealt with in the chapter have been awesome all
   things
   considered in trying to support the movement by providing free
  information
   while at the same time trying to deal with everything that is going on
   around them.
  
   Sincerely,
   Laura Hale
  
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2014-02-21 Thread Samuel Klein
Terrible to see indeed.  Please know that many are thinking of you.
I wish you a swift resolution and control of your own streets.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru wrote:
 Some WMUA members stay on barricades. Other help in hospitals. IDK if right
 now but they do regularly. --Base

 20.02.2014 15:25, Tomasz W. Kozlowski написав(ла):

 The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev, Ukraine,
 as result of the violent clashes between the opposition and the government
 forces.

 I have briefly visited Maidan Nezalezhnosti in March 2012 on my way to a
 Wiki Loves Monuments workshop; the city of Kiev and the square itself were
 beautiful, and it is absolutely terrible to witness the events that are
 happening there now.

 My thoughts are with Wikimedia Ukraine, which I know has at least a few
 members living in the city of Kiev, and with other Wikimedia contributors
 living in that city, as well as in the rest of Ukraine.

 Please let us know if everyone is safe, and if there is any way we can
 help you.

 Stay safe! Залишайтеся в безпеці!

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2014-02-20 Thread Bohdan Melnychuk
Some WMUA members stay on barricades. Other help in hospitals. IDK if 
right now but they do regularly. --Base


20.02.2014 15:25, Tomasz W. Kozlowski написав(ла):
The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev, 
Ukraine, as result of the violent clashes between the opposition and 
the government forces.


I have briefly visited Maidan Nezalezhnosti in March 2012 on my way to 
a Wiki Loves Monuments workshop; the city of Kiev and the square 
itself were beautiful, and it is absolutely terrible to witness the 
events that are happening there now.


My thoughts are with Wikimedia Ukraine, which I know has at least a 
few members living in the city of Kiev, and with other Wikimedia 
contributors living in that city, as well as in the rest of Ukraine.


Please let us know if everyone is safe, and if there is any way we can 
help you.


Stay safe! Залишайтеся в безпеці!

Tomasz

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2014-02-20 Thread Laura Hale
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru wrote:

 Some WMUA members stay on barricades. Other help in hospitals. IDK if
 right now but they do regularly. --Base


I've blogged about this issue at
http://wikinewsreporter.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/ukrainian-civil-unrest-and-sochi-reporting/.
 The people I've dealt with in the chapter have been awesome all
things
considered in trying to support the movement by providing free information
while at the same time trying to deal with everything that is going on
around them.

Sincerely,
Laura Hale

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Dennis Pierri
In Venezuela we are going through the same situation! We students are being 
brutally repressed by government forces just for peacefully protesting, they've 
killed several students in cold blod, and they infiltrate our parades to 
generate destruction and chaos just to try and justify their actions. Every 
mayor city in Venezuela is protesting against the so called son of Chavez, 
Cuban-controlled dictator Nicolás Maduro and his destructive economical and 
political policies. CNN en espanol (along with other international mass media) 
is making wide coverage of the situation because no national mass media is 
allowed to do so, they even took of air NTN24 (a Colombian news channel) for 
giving coverage of the situation. The only channel allowed to give coverage of 
the situation is the government controlled channel VTV, they only report what 
the government can use to their favor and very often twist stories to fit their 
purposes. Venezuela wants liberty and democracy, we are fighting for it, please 
help us by staying well informed, look for several sources not only one, and by 
giving us moral support!

Dennis Pierri

On 20/02/2014, at 09:03, Laura Hale la...@fanhistory.com wrote:

 On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru wrote:
 
 Some WMUA members stay on barricades. Other help in hospitals. IDK if
 right now but they do regularly. --Base
 
 
 I've blogged about this issue at
 http://wikinewsreporter.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/ukrainian-civil-unrest-and-sochi-reporting/.
 The people I've dealt with in the chapter have been awesome all
 things
 considered in trying to support the movement by providing free information
 while at the same time trying to deal with everything that is going on
 around them.
 
 Sincerely,
 Laura Hale
 
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2014-02-20 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Stay safe everyone!



On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM, Dennis Pierri dennis6...@gmail.com wrote:

 In Venezuela we are going through the same situation! We students are
 being brutally repressed by government forces just for peacefully
 protesting, they've killed several students in cold blod, and they
 infiltrate our parades to generate destruction and chaos just to try and
 justify their actions. Every mayor city in Venezuela is protesting against
 the so called son of Chavez, Cuban-controlled dictator Nicolás Maduro and
 his destructive economical and political policies. CNN en espanol (along
 with other international mass media) is making wide coverage of the
 situation because no national mass media is allowed to do so, they even
 took of air NTN24 (a Colombian news channel) for giving coverage of the
 situation. The only channel allowed to give coverage of the situation is
 the government controlled channel VTV, they only report what the government
 can use to their favor and very often twist stories to fit their purposes.
 Venezuela wants liberty and democracy, we are fighting for it, please help
 us by staying well informed, look for several sources not only one, and by
 giving us moral support!

 Dennis Pierri

 On 20/02/2014, at 09:03, Laura Hale la...@fanhistory.com wrote:

  On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru
 wrote:
 
  Some WMUA members stay on barricades. Other help in hospitals. IDK if
  right now but they do regularly. --Base
 
 
  I've blogged about this issue at
 
 http://wikinewsreporter.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/ukrainian-civil-unrest-and-sochi-reporting/
 .
  The people I've dealt with in the chapter have been awesome all
  things
  considered in trying to support the movement by providing free
 information
  while at the same time trying to deal with everything that is going on
  around them.
 
  Sincerely,
  Laura Hale
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Victor Grigas
My heart goes out to everyone involved in these situations. Please stay
safe.


On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan 
srik.r...@wikimedia.in wrote:

 Stay safe everyone!



 On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM, Dennis Pierri dennis6...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  In Venezuela we are going through the same situation! We students are
  being brutally repressed by government forces just for peacefully
  protesting, they've killed several students in cold blod, and they
  infiltrate our parades to generate destruction and chaos just to try and
  justify their actions. Every mayor city in Venezuela is protesting
 against
  the so called son of Chavez, Cuban-controlled dictator Nicolás Maduro
 and
  his destructive economical and political policies. CNN en espanol (along
  with other international mass media) is making wide coverage of the
  situation because no national mass media is allowed to do so, they even
  took of air NTN24 (a Colombian news channel) for giving coverage of the
  situation. The only channel allowed to give coverage of the situation is
  the government controlled channel VTV, they only report what the
 government
  can use to their favor and very often twist stories to fit their
 purposes.
  Venezuela wants liberty and democracy, we are fighting for it, please
 help
  us by staying well informed, look for several sources not only one, and
 by
  giving us moral support!
 
  Dennis Pierri
 
  On 20/02/2014, at 09:03, Laura Hale la...@fanhistory.com wrote:
 
   On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru
  wrote:
  
   Some WMUA members stay on barricades. Other help in hospitals. IDK if
   right now but they do regularly. --Base
  
  
   I've blogged about this issue at
  
 
 http://wikinewsreporter.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/ukrainian-civil-unrest-and-sochi-reporting/
  .
   The people I've dealt with in the chapter have been awesome all
   things
   considered in trying to support the movement by providing free
  information
   while at the same time trying to deal with everything that is going on
   around them.
  
   Sincerely,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Galileo Vidoni
Please refrain from using this list for political claims. The purpose of
this thread was to know if our WMUA fellows are safe.

Thanks,

Galileo Vidoni
Presidente
A. C. Wikimedia Argentina
El 20/02/2014 12:53, Dennis Pierri dennis6...@gmail.com escribió:

 In Venezuela we are going through the same situation! We students are
 being brutally repressed by government forces just for peacefully
 protesting, they've killed several students in cold blod, and they
 infiltrate our parades to generate destruction and chaos just to try and
 justify their actions. Every mayor city in Venezuela is protesting against
 the so called son of Chavez, Cuban-controlled dictator Nicolás Maduro and
 his destructive economical and political policies. CNN en espanol (along
 with other international mass media) is making wide coverage of the
 situation because no national mass media is allowed to do so, they even
 took of air NTN24 (a Colombian news channel) for giving coverage of the
 situation. The only channel allowed to give coverage of the situation is
 the government controlled channel VTV, they only report what the government
 can use to their favor and very often twist stories to fit their purposes.
 Venezuela wants liberty and democracy, we are fighting for it, please help
 us by staying well informed, look for several sources not only one, and by
 giving us moral support!

 Dennis Pierri

 On 20/02/2014, at 09:03, Laura Hale la...@fanhistory.com wrote:

  On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru
 wrote:
 
  Some WMUA members stay on barricades. Other help in hospitals. IDK if
  right now but they do regularly. --Base
 
 
  I've blogged about this issue at
 
 http://wikinewsreporter.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/ukrainian-civil-unrest-and-sochi-reporting/
 .
  The people I've dealt with in the chapter have been awesome all
  things
  considered in trying to support the movement by providing free
 information
  while at the same time trying to deal with everything that is going on
  around them.
 
  Sincerely,
  Laura Hale
 
  --
  twitter: purplepopple
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
I visited Ukraine twice. The first time was when I was five years old,
mostly in the country side and in some magical historic towns like
Chernihiv, Nizhyn and Kozelets. I also spent one day in Kyiv, which left me
very strong and fond memories of open blue skies, tasty ice cream, and
lovely city squares. The most importantly thing happened during that visit,
however, was that I saw and heard the Ukrainian language, and I immensely
enjoyed spotting the differences between it and my native Russian. I was
then that decided that when I grow up, I want to work with languages in
some way. After many years that little dream came true, so Ukraine has a
very, very, very special place in my heart.

I am saddened and shocked to see fire, chaos, destruction, violence and
death on the beautiful streets and squares that I visited less than two
years ago.

My dear friends in Ukraine, you are cool people and excellent Wikimedians.
Know that I care about you and wish you peace and freedom. Please be safe;
I trust you to do the right thing.


--
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
http://aharoni.wordpress.com
‪“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬


2014-02-20 17:25 GMT+04:00 Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net:

 The BBC reports that at least 22 people have died today in Kiev, Ukraine,
 as result of the violent clashes between the opposition and the government
 forces.

 I have briefly visited Maidan Nezalezhnosti in March 2012 on my way to a
 Wiki Loves Monuments workshop; the city of Kiev and the square itself were
 beautiful, and it is absolutely terrible to witness the events that are
 happening there now.

 My thoughts are with Wikimedia Ukraine, which I know has at least a few
 members living in the city of Kiev, and with other Wikimedia contributors
 living in that city, as well as in the rest of Ukraine.

 Please let us know if everyone is safe, and if there is any way we can
 help you.

 Stay safe! Залишайтеся в безпеці!

 Tomasz

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread geni
On 20 February 2014 17:32, Galileo Vidoni gali...@gmail.com wrote:

 Please refrain from using this list for political claims. The purpose of
 this thread was to know if our WMUA fellows are safe.


That is already a political question. Most of Ukraine or even Kiev is no
more dangerous than usual. Being safe means not challenging the government
or being part of the police force.


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geni
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Bohdan Melnychuk
Unfortunately you are wrong. There is a risk to be attacked by so called 
titushky just somewhere near own house. My friend saw buses with gunned 
titusky in sleeping district of Kyiv on the other from the center side 
of the Dnipro river. Titusky are criminals and they would not ask you if 
you were challenging the government if they'd like to attack you… --Base


20.02.2014 20:00, geni написав(ла):

On 20 February 2014 17:32, Galileo Vidoni gali...@gmail.com wrote:


Please refrain from using this list for political claims. The purpose of
this thread was to know if our WMUA fellows are safe.



That is already a political question. Most of Ukraine or even Kiev is no
more dangerous than usual. Being safe means not challenging the government
or being part of the police force.





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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Nathan
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Galileo Vidoni gali...@gmail.com wrote:

 Please refrain from using this list for political claims. The purpose of
 this thread was to know if our WMUA fellows are safe.

 Thanks,

 Galileo Vidoni
 Presidente
 A. C. Wikimedia Argentina



Galileo, that is not the policy of this list.

Wishing a safe and healthy life to all Ukrainians during their time of
turmoil.

~Nathan
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Galileo Vidoni
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Galileo Vidoni gali...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Please refrain from using this list for political claims. The purpose of
  this thread was to know if our WMUA fellows are safe.
 
  Thanks,
 
  Galileo Vidoni
  Presidente
  A. C. Wikimedia Argentina



 Galileo, that is not the policy of this list.

 Wishing a safe and healthy life to all Ukrainians during their time of
 turmoil.

 ~Nathan


Just in case it was not clear what was I replying to: claims about
Cuban-controlled dictators, and partisan politics in general. I'm sure
this list was not created to discuss partisan claims about local
politicians, just like we're not discussing Obamacare --not politics in the
broad sense, of course: Latin languages don't even make a distinction, as
English does, between politics and policies. Aiming to know the situation
of fellow Wikimedians, whether they are in Ukraine, in Venezuela, or in
whatever other place undergoing difficult circumstances, is a completely
different thing.

I hope it's clear now.

Best,

Galileo Vidoni
Presidente
A. C. Wikimedia Argentina
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Amir E. Aharoni 
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:


 My dear friends in Ukraine, you are cool people and excellent Wikimedians.
 Know that I care about you and wish you peace and freedom. Please be safe;
 I trust you to do the right thing.


This.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Keegan
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-20 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Keegan Peterzell keegan.w...@gmail.comwrote:

 On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Amir E. Aharoni 
 amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
 
 
  My dear friends in Ukraine, you are cool people and excellent
 Wikimedians.
  Know that I care about you and wish you peace and freedom. Please be
 safe;
  I trust you to do the right thing.


 This.


Yes. Friends in Ukraine and Venezuela and all difficult situations right
now, I hope you are well and safe. My thoughts are with you.

-- phoebe
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