Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Election of Directors - Candidate statements and ballot paper

2009-04-08 Thread Michael Peel
James et al., Thanks for sorting all of this out. What's the best way for people to ask questions of the candidates? Should it be done privately, or should we have a page for this as we did for the last elections? This is something that was overlooked in the writing of the election

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Election of Directors - Candidate statements and ballot paper

2009-04-08 Thread James Farrar
The best way is to turn up to the AGM! :) Seriously, I am willing to act as an intermediary for questions, or for a page to be set up on the wiki. I'm about to go to sleep now, though, sp I'll get back to you mid-afternoon. As ever, flaws in regulations generally only occur in beta testing...

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Election of Directors - Candidate statementsand ballot paper

2009-04-08 Thread Virgin, Steve
I welcome questions from anyone - feel free to send and I'll respond directly through this mail link -Original Message- From: wikimediauk-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:wikimediauk-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Michael Peel Sent: 08 April 2009 09:04 To:

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Election of Directors - Candidate statements and ballot paper

2009-04-08 Thread andrewrturvey
I've been bold and set up a page on the wiki for this at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetings/2009_AGM/Candidate_questions Last time - from what I remember please correct me if I'm wrong - we said that candidates could choose to answer questions or not - I suggest we have the same. There were

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] London meetup this Sunday

2009-04-08 Thread andrewrturvey
Thanks for the prompt! Could someone who's going along take some membership forms with them? http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wiki_UK_Ltd_membership_application_form.pdf Anyone whose membership is approved before the AGM will get a vote for the new Board. We've got to 21 members so far, and

[Wikimediauk-l] Media contacts

2009-04-08 Thread AndrewRT
One of the key things that the chapter does/will do is to do with media contacts. I've started a section and a page on the wiki - http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page#Media_relations - to record what we do - please could you edit away! cheers ___

[Wikimediauk-l] Userpage template

2009-04-08 Thread AndrewRT
I've created a new template which members can add to their userpages to advertise WMUK and encourage other people to get involved. Please edit away if you can improve! Just add {{WMUK}} to the top of your English Wikipedia or Wikinews page (feel free to copy across to other projects as required)

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Election of Directors - Candidate statements and ballot paper

2009-04-08 Thread Thomas Dalton
2009/4/8 andrewrtur...@googlemail.com: I've been bold and set up a page on the wiki for this at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetings/2009_AGM/Candidate_questions Can I ask that people keep questions to all candidates to a minimum? While a couple may be good, they tend to get extremely boring

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Media contacts

2009-04-08 Thread Thomas Dalton
2009/4/8 AndrewRT andrewrtur...@googlemail.com: One of the key things that the chapter does/will do is to do with media contacts. I've started a section and a page on the wiki - http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page#Media_relations - to record what we do - please could you edit away! We need

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] London meetup this Sunday

2009-04-08 Thread Gordon Joly
At 22:04 +0200 7/4/09, Angela wrote: As it hasn't been mentioned on this list yet, I thought I'd point out there's a London meetup this Sunday: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/London_20 (I realise it's a regular event, but perhaps still useful to advertise it for those of us not

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Election of Directors - Candidate statements and ballot paper

2009-04-08 Thread Andrew Turvey
We should bear in mind, however, that not all the voters will be at the AGM so they may want more information before they cast their vote. May be worth filtering the questions before they're answered so that there's no repetition. I thought last year's one worked fairly well. - Original

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] wikipedia.org.uk - who is Chris Brooking?

2009-04-08 Thread andrewrturvey
I'm sure I've come across this before - I think he's a squatter! Will see if I can confirm. Andrew On Apr 8, 10:27 pm, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hi all, I'm trying to find out who owns the UK Wikipedia domains. As best I   can tell, wikipedia.org.uk is owned by Chris Brooking,

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] wikipedia.org.uk - who is Chris Brooking?

2009-04-08 Thread Andrew Gray
2009/4/8 Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net: Hi all, I'm trying to find out who owns the UK Wikipedia domains. As best I can tell, wikipedia.org.uk is owned by Chris Brooking, registered via http://www.webconexion.net . Does anyone know who Chris Brooking is and how I can get in contact with

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] wikipedia.org.uk - who is Chris Brooking?

2009-04-08 Thread Michael Peel
Thanks anyway Andrew. For the record; information on their registration of Wikipedia Ltd is at: http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/5851b0c0aff7a59fc360d0471517fd69/ compdetails I've passed the info on to Mike Godwin just in case he doesn't already know about it. Mike On 8 Apr 2009, at

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] wikipedia.org.uk - who is Chris Brooking?

2009-04-08 Thread Michael Peel
Thanks Andrew. I should have thought to search through the list archives... Mike On 8 Apr 2009, at 23:35, Andrew Gray wrote: 2009/4/8 Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net: Hi all, I'm trying to find out who owns the UK Wikipedia domains. As best I can tell, wikipedia.org.uk is owned by Chris

[Wikimediauk-l] Membership drive template

2009-04-08 Thread AndrewRT
I've put together a proposed tempate for sending round everyone who's previously expressed an interest in the chapter but hasn't joined up yet. It's at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AndrewRT/WMUK#Join_up_template Please let me know if yu have any suggestions for improvements. Cheers Andrew

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Membership drive template

2009-04-08 Thread Michael Peel
Andrew, Content liberation is a really bad phrase to use -- we're not liberating it, we're working with institutions to make the content more widely available. I've rewritten the project outline to try to make this clearer... (will do more work on this when I'm more awake!) Unless someone