Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Membership applications for Wiki UK Limited are now being invited!

2008-11-28 Thread Michael Peel
On 28 Nov 2008, at 12:54, Thomas Dalton wrote: Thanks for every1s time at the moment and things are doing well. If was simply an idea if we are stuck again for 18months without paying fees in. If that happens (in fact, if it's just 6 months), the board have agreed to step down and

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Election Rules (non-english speakers)

2008-11-29 Thread Michael Peel
What advantage is there to requiring minority languages to be represented on the board? I would be very surprised if that were required to obtain funds to support minority languages (although obviously we would need a way to carry out that support...). As and when we have members who speak

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikipedia Loves Art Wiki UK Ltd

2008-11-29 Thread Michael Peel
From my understanding of the situation, the most basic thing we can do is to act as a link between the Museum(s) and Wikipedia/et al., to make sure that the fledgling alliance between the two does well and continues in the future, and that there are no misunderstandings. We could also get

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Process for admitting members

2008-12-03 Thread Michael Peel
I believe most people would want to be a friend rather than a member, and I mean member in the technical sense of guarantor member. At this point, you're just guessing. The lists of people interested in being guarantor and supporting members were pretty similar in length. If this is indeed

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Discussion on meta - we need YOU to contribute

2008-12-12 Thread Michael Peel
I don't know about the rest of the board, but I feel duly reprimanded. :-) I'm post some comments shortly, with more to follow as I get the time... In general: the more people that discuss this, the better. So if you're reading this, please at least have a look at the pages and make sure

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Is there a meeting this evening?

2008-12-16 Thread Michael Peel
Yes, there is a meeting, at 8.30pm UT on IRC. (I won't comment on the rest, as that's best left for Tom / the whole board to answer.) Mike On 16 Dec 2008, at 16:15, Thomas Dalton wrote: The page on meta says there is a meeting this evening, but there doesn't seem to be an agenda yet, is

[Wikimediauk-l] Wiki UK Limited December newsletter

2008-12-26 Thread Michael Peel
The December newsletter has been published at http:// meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK_v2.0/Newsletter/December2008 and is copied below for your convenience: Summary: You can now join Wiki UK Ltd, which hopes to become the official UK chapter of Wikimedia in January. The organisation is

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Approval as chapter by the Board - Congratulations

2009-01-12 Thread Michael Peel
Michael, Great. :-) Now we can start on the interesting stuff... Thanks for letting us know. Mike Peel On 12 Jan 2009, at 14:24, Michael Bimmler wrote: Dear all, I am very happy to be able to confirm to you that the Wikimedia Foundation's Board has passed its resolution of approval for

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Approval as chapter by the Board - Congratulations

2009-01-12 Thread Michael Peel
Note that this is in no way mandatory - other chapters have servers hosted in all sorts of places. Typically the US, which is of course *the* place for cheap noncontroversial hosting :-) Sure, but the WMF servers seems to best place to get started. Maybe once the chapter is a little more

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Trademark license

2009-01-17 Thread Michael Peel
It's still a trademark agreement for the main trademark (i.e. wikimedia), but not any others that the WMF holds, which I guess includes wikipedia et al. Mike On 17 Jan 2009, at 20:59, Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/1/17 Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com: I've just thought - does the board

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimediauk.org

2009-01-21 Thread Michael Peel
Chris, I assume you mean http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ ? We're currently waiting for the WMF to set up a wiki for WMUK, which we hope will be done imminently; the website will then be brought up to date fairly rapidly. We also don't currently have control of the domain names; we've

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimediauk.org

2009-01-24 Thread Michael Peel
I've raised a similar point to this with Mike, and I would be extremely surprised if they decided that the wikimedia domains shouldn't be controlled by the appropriate chapter. wiki.org.uk seems to be registered by Mintra (mintra.co.uk), although it doesn't seem to host a website.

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Flagged revs on BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans today ~6:30pm UTC

2009-01-27 Thread Michael Peel
It starts at 1:26:35, for those not wanting to listen to the whole show... Mike On 27 Jan 2009, at 20:51, George D. Watson wrote: I'm listening now on iPlayer. Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gwj03/Chris_Evans_27_01_2009/ (For fellow Beatles fans, they also play a bit of

[Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [Wmfcc-l] Tangential press: BBC to put nation's oil paintings online

2009-01-29 Thread Michael Peel
This might be worth investigating. The BBC might put the content online in high-resolution form, so we could just grab a copy, but it might be simpler / quicker / better publicity if we could get them to 'donate' a copy to Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. Mike Begin forwarded message: From:

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [Wmfcc-l] Tangential press: BBC to put nation's oil paintings online

2009-01-30 Thread Michael Peel
As we're uploading from the UK, then UK rules also apply to us. Something additional to bear in mind: we have a thing called database rights, which this probably falls under, and effectively gives them copyright over their images for 15 years. The best thing to do is to try to work with

[Wikimediauk-l] Website - now with content

2009-01-31 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The new website - http://uk.wikimedia.org/ - now has the bulk of the content from meta on it. Anyone feel like helping tidy it up and making it look nicer? Mike ___ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org

[Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: BBC Radio Wales interview

2009-02-01 Thread Michael Peel
Not sure if this got through... apologies if it arrives twice. Mike Begin forwarded message: From: Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net Date: 1 February 2009 18:31:14 GMT To: wikimediauk-l@lists.wikimedia.org Cc: Communications Committee wmfc...@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: BBC Radio Wales

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] WMF Chapter's Grants

2009-02-18 Thread Michael Peel
If you're interested in going to schools, then you may find that the schools are willing to cover the travel costs etc. in exchange for a good educational session. Something else to factor in, though, is the development of the session content and any necessary materials. That can of course

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Website: admins and front page

2009-02-28 Thread Michael Peel
you need to know and what do I need to do? Many thanks James (Colds7ream) On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 8:58 PM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hi all, Would anyone be interested in being an admin on the Wikimedia UK website? This would let you edit protected pages, block users

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] When's the best date for the AGM?

2009-03-03 Thread Michael Peel
All, I forgot to say: the deadline for completing this is the end of the day on Wednesday (tomorrow), as we want to start booking the location asap. Thanks, Mike On 2 Mar 2009, at 23:06, Michael Peel wrote: All, When's the best date for everyone for the AGM? We've pinned it down to one

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] When's the best date for the AGM?

2009-03-06 Thread Michael Peel
-l- boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Michael Peel Sent: 03 March 2009 12:36 To: wikimediauk-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] When's the best date for the AGM? All, I forgot to say: the deadline for completing this is the end of the day on Wednesday (tomorrow

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] WMF Chapter's Grants

2009-03-06 Thread Michael Peel
On 3 Mar 2009, at 21:03, AndrewRT wrote: On Feb 18, 9:33 am, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hi all, The WMF has just announced grants for chapters: If a chapter has work it wants to get done in the furtherance of our overall mission and goals during the fiscal year 2009-2010 (July 1

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Jimbo at the AGM

2009-03-18 Thread Michael Peel
On 18 Mar 2009, at 19:51, Cary Bass wrote: If it is, there is a minor issue - is he a member? If not, he's not actually welcome at the AGM without an official invite! (It's a minor formality, but the board should actually invite him if he's going to come.) Will you kick me out if I show

[Wikimediauk-l] Have you applied for membership yet?

2009-03-26 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, This is your one and only reminder that, if you want to nominate yourself or other people for the next Board, you need to get your membership application to me asap. The next board meeting is on the 30th March - next Monday - so you should make sure that your application gets to

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] wikipedia.org.uk - who is Chris Brooking?

2009-04-08 Thread Michael Peel
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 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

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

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Membership drive template

2009-04-10 Thread Michael Peel
On 10 Apr 2009, at 12:23, Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/4/9 Andrew Turvey andrewrtur...@googlemail.com: Hi Mike, I got content liberation from the Berlin chapters' meeting I wasn't in that part, but apparently one of the things said during that session was that liberation isn't a good word to

[Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia Foundation and Orange partnership

2009-04-23 Thread Michael Peel
Announced this morning: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/ Orange_and_Wikimedia_announce_partnership_April_2009 Orange forms world’s first mobile and internet partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation * This partnership, the first of its kind, will expand the reach of

[Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK AGM - contact phone number

2009-04-25 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, If have any difficulties finding the location of the AGM tomorrow (details below in case you don't already have them), then please phone me on 07988 013 646 (the Wikimedia UK phone number) and I'll give you directions. If you have any questions about how to get to Kro, please let

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: Charity application rejected

2009-04-27 Thread Michael Peel
Jimmy already knows, although I don't know what (if any) action he will take. Just to confirm, I haven't been contacted by phone about this at all, and am not aware that The Register has made any attempts at communicating with WMUK. If they have, then perhaps they would have avoided

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] Politician praises Wikipedia

2009-04-27 Thread Michael Peel
On 27 Apr 2009, at 22:24, Michael Bimmler wrote: On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: One person joined about 30 seconds before! Out of interest: Did this person then pay the fee in cash before being approved as a member? Yes. Mike

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Phorm opt-out for wikimedia.org.uk?

2009-04-30 Thread Michael Peel
A number of other chapters have already opted out. I would be very surprised if WMUK didn't, although I'm still unconvinced that opting out will actually do anything... Mike On 30 Apr 2009, at 10:01, brian.mcn...@wikinewsie.org wrote: I'd say Phorm could technically be seen as in violation

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] 2010 WMUK AGM/CONFERENCE

2009-05-01 Thread Michael Peel
This shouldn't be restricted just to members ... :-) My suggestion would be either Oxford, based on the Wikimania bid, or London itself, perhaps at one of the universities/colleges. It would be nice if we could do something at the same time (or located at) with The British Library or

[Wikimediauk-l] Next board meeting: Tuesday 12 May, 8.30pm BST

2009-05-11 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is tomorrow evening; Tuesday 12 May 2009, 8.30-10.30BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. The draft agenda is at: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetings/2009-05-12/Agenda Board members: please confirm

[Wikimediauk-l] Next WMUK board meeting: Tuesday 19 May, 8.30pm BST

2009-05-19 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Tuesday 19 May 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. The draft agenda is at:

[Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK May newsletter

2009-05-21 Thread Michael Peel
The May newsletter has been published at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/ Newsletter/May2009 and is copied below for your convenience: Summary: Whilst our application to HMRC has not yet been successful, we're after your views on the proposed New Chapters' Agreement, your suggestions for a

[Wikimediauk-l] Draft WMUK response to the new Chapters Agreement

2009-05-24 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, In response to the new chapter's agreement (http://uk.wikimedia.org/ wiki/Chapter_Agreement_Revision), the chapters have formed a Chapters Agreement Committee to coordinate the chapter's responses. This committee includes our own Andrew Turvey. They have asked us for our views on

[Wikimediauk-l] Next WMUK board meeting: Tuesday 26 May, 8.30pm BST

2009-05-26 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Tuesday 26 May 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. The draft agenda is at:

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Minutes of the last meeting

2009-05-31 Thread Michael Peel
Nick Palmer MP had contacted the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, about the issue on behalf of a charity in his constituency that had experienced a delay. a charity in his constituency == us. Pity they didn't mention us by name... Mike On 31 May 2009, at 20:30, AGK wrote: Andrew: I don't

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Charity Finance news article: Wikimedia UK denied charitable tax status

2009-06-01 Thread Michael Peel
The author has now corrected the article. I've also added a paragraph to our website to try to explain this a bit better in general; tweaks to that text would be more than welcome. Thanks, Mike On 1 Jun 2009, at 14:53, Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/6/1 joseph seddon

[Wikimediauk-l] Next WMUK board meeting: Tuesday 2 June, 8.30pm BST

2009-06-02 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Tuesday 2 June 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. The draft agenda is at:

[Wikimediauk-l] Summary of board meeting + questions

2009-06-06 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, At the last meeting, Tango made the good suggestion that I start sending out summaries of the board meetings, including the interesting points and questions that we would like your views on. This email is the first of those - I'll endeavour to send these out closer to the board

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Summary of board meeting + questions

2009-06-06 Thread Michael Peel
On 6 Jun 2009, at 16:02, Thomas Dalton wrote: This does mean that you should separate out the information you need to include in the register and the other information (e.g. email addresses) you may hold on members. Especially anything that could be subject to the data protection act. You

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Charity Finance news article: Wikimedia UK denied charitable tax status

2009-06-06 Thread Michael Peel
Also covered by ThirdSector: http://thirdsector.co.uk/news/Article/911135/Wikimedias-UK-charity- application-re-examined/ Thanks, Mike On 1 Jun 2009, at 13:41, Michael Peel wrote: See http://www.charityfinance.co.uk/home/content.php? id=2876pg=15cat=30 Mike

[Wikimediauk-l] Independent: Wikipedia 'sentinel' quits after using alias to alter entries

2009-06-07 Thread Michael Peel
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/wikipedia-sentinel- quits-after-using-alias-to-alter-entries-1698762.html Paul Williams, volunteers director at Wikimedia UK, the British arm of the American company, said: Sock-puppeting is a very serious offence for anybody. But for someone on

[Wikimediauk-l] Daily Mail: Labour councillor David Boothroyd caught altering David Cameron's Wikipedia entry

2009-06-08 Thread Michael Peel
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1191474/Labour-councillor- David-Boothroyd-caught-altering-David-Camerons-Wikipedia-entry.html or to avoid the inevitable line-wrap: http://tinyurl.com/q7sv6q Mike ___ Wikimedia UK mailing list

[Wikimediauk-l] Next WMUK board meeting: Tuesday 9 June, 8.30pm BST

2009-06-09 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Tuesday 9 June 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. The draft agenda is at:

[Wikimediauk-l] Next WMUK board meeting: Tuesday 23 June, 8.30pm BST

2009-06-23 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Tuesday 23 June 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. The draft agenda is at:

[Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: Interview request

2009-06-25 Thread Michael Peel
See below; anyone interested in doing a video interview? Thanks, Mike Begin forwarded message: From: Ian Hawkins ian.hawk...@gmail.com Date: 25 June 2009 13:01:45 BDT To: pr...@wikimedia.org.uk Subject: Interview request Hello Mike, My name is Ian Hawkins. I am an independent filmmaker

[Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia in the UK

2009-06-29 Thread Michael Peel
What Wikimedia events or activities would you like to see take place in the UK? We're currently trying to pull together ideas for initiatives that Wikimedia UK can support, at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Initiatives/Proposals There have been lots of ideas posted at:

[Wikimediauk-l] Next WMUK board meeting: Tuesday 7 July, 8.30pm BST

2009-07-06 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Tuesday 7 July 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. The draft agenda is at:

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Who in the UK has done museum negotiations?

2009-07-12 Thread Michael Peel
This is something I'm currently trying to become much more active in - I've talked to one museum (Manchester Museum of Science and Industry), but haven't gotten much further with other museums yet (need to spend the time to write emails etc.). My focus is much more on starting talking to

[Wikimediauk-l] London Loves Wikipedia

2009-07-20 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, You're probably all aware of the London Loves WIkipedia initiative, which has been funded (via the WMF) and will be running in the next year (most likely the actual event will run in february 2010). The page for this is at: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/London_Loves_Wikipedia Who

[Wikimediauk-l] Initiatives meeting this evening

2009-07-28 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, This is just a quick reminder of the meeting this evening on initiatives; see http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetings/2009-07-28/Agenda for more information. Please add your name to the list of attendees if you plan on attending. Thanks, Mike

[Wikimediauk-l] Reminder: Next WMUK board meeting this evening (Wednesday 5 August), 8.30pm BST

2009-08-05 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Wednesday 5 August 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. If you don't have an IRC client, then you can connect using

[Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: UK Deletionists - a request

2009-08-10 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, Anyone interested in the below? As I understand it, they want to cover the range of philosophies on Wikipedia - they already have people involved with an inclusionist or middle-ist point of view, but no-one from a deletionist viewpoint. Thanks, Mike Begin forwarded message:

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Archive pictures of North East Midlands, England

2009-08-10 Thread Michael Peel
Rather than taking that approach, it would be much better if we could try to co-operate with them to upload their photos to Wikipedia, complete with metadata, etc. As such, I've just emailed them to see if they're interested in uploading some of their images to Commons. Mike On 10 Aug

[Wikimediauk-l] Speakers list on Meta

2009-08-12 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, You may wish to add yourselves to the following page, if you're happy to do presentations about Wikimedia: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_speakers#United_Kingdom (That's in addition to the WMUK page at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/ Speakers , to which I've added a see also

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] New Guardian article

2009-08-13 Thread Michael Peel
It's also in today's Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/wikipedia/6020775/Wikipedia- growth-slowing-as-it-reaches-3-million-articles.html Mike On 13 Aug 2009, at 13:10, Tom Holden wrote: There’s a further post on the Guardian technology blog about this here:

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Reminder: Next WMUK board meeting this evening (Tuesday 18 August), 8.30pm BST

2009-08-18 Thread Michael Peel
... of course, I meant _Tuesday_, not Wednesday. Mike On 18 Aug 2009, at 13:47, Michael Peel wrote: Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Wednesday 18 August 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone

[Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [Internal-l] Talis Incubator for Open Education funding available

2009-08-21 Thread Michael Peel
Would it be worth applying for a grant via the below incubator? Particularly for the schools' project, I guess - does anyone have other projects in mind that this would suit? Thanks, Mike Begin forwarded message: From: Brianna Laugher brianna.laug...@gmail.com Date: 20 August 2009

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimania attendees?

2009-08-24 Thread Michael Peel
None of the board, afaik. It's a long and costly flight to Buenos Aires. I'll be signed into IRC, and available, every day this week save for Thursday. Feel free to poke me on there if necessary. I'm also on Skype, if a disembodied voice is useful (mike_peel). Hope you enjoy Wikimania! Mike

[Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: Flagged Protection in the UK press

2009-08-25 Thread Michael Peel
(This doesn't seem to have come through... Also, expect more to come. Mike) Begin forwarded message: From: Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net Date: 25 August 2009 14:05:29 BDT To: wikimediauk-l@lists.wikimedia.org Cc: Communications Committee wmfc...@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: Flagged

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] BBC Newsnight tonight! re: flagged revs

2009-08-25 Thread Michael Peel
On 25 Aug 2009, at 19:43, David Gerard wrote: 2009/8/25 Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net: The latest estimate is 2 weeks time, or probably a bit later. A trial of it on a test wiki started today. And this is the proposal that's being tried: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

[Wikimediauk-l] Flagged revisions interview on BBC Radio 2, ~5.30pm BST today

2009-08-26 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, I'll be doing a short (3 minute) interview on the Chris Evans Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2, at around 5.30pm today, on flagged revisions. I've just talked to them on the phone, and given them a brief overview of the situation, so hopefully things will go fairly smoothly... Mike

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] More UK media: Radio 2 5:30, Sky News 7:15

2009-08-26 Thread Michael Peel
Just to explain: David's going to be on BBC radio 2, rather than me (as per my previous email), as he's based in London and hence can get to the BBC studio. The press like to geographically discriminate. ;-) Mike On 26 Aug 2009, at 16:19, David Gerard wrote: I'm on BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: Y! Alert: Wikimedia UK Blog

2009-08-29 Thread Michael Peel
On 26 Aug 2009, at 00:48, David Gerard wrote: 2009/8/26 Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com: 2009/8/26 Andrew Turvey andrewrtur...@googlemail.com: My question: would people like, in principle to receive an alert like this to this email group whenever a blog story is published? If so,

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Do we have anyone in Brighton?

2009-09-07 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, WMUK _might_ be able to provide limited travel funds for someone to attend this seminar. Is anyone interested? In general, I've been wondering whether it would be worthwhile for WMUK to generally offer limited amounts of travel funds for Wikimedia- related activities, such as

[Wikimediauk-l] Reminder: Next WMUK board meeting this evening (Tuesday 15 September), 8.30pm BST

2009-09-15 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening; Tuesday 15 September 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. If you don't have an IRC client, then you can connect using

[Wikimediauk-l] UK government on defamation on the internet

2009-09-17 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The following might be of interest: Defamation on the internet: Ministry of Justice seeks your views: http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/newsrelease160909a.htm Plan to update libel law for web: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8259814.stm Summary: A debate on aspects of defamation law, and

[Wikimediauk-l] Celtic languages Internet project

2009-09-20 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, I propose that a Celtic Wikipedia Project be undertaken to significantly increase the number of articles available in the Celtic languages http://www.agencebretagnepresse.com/fetch.php?id=16115title=Celtci% 20languages%20Internet%20project Don't we already have a Celtic language

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] AGM dates

2009-09-26 Thread Michael Peel
On 26 Sep 2009, at 12:52, Al Tally wrote: On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 12:44 PM, brian.mcn...@wikinewsie.org wrote: From: Andrew Turvey andrewrtur...@googlemail.com - Al Tally majorly.w...@googlemail.com wrote: also, where is it going to be? That's the biggest factor for me. I

[Wikimediauk-l] Reminder: next board meeting on Tuesday 29 September at 8.30PM BST

2009-09-28 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is tomorrow evening: Tuesday 29 September 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST, in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. If you don't have an IRC client, then you can connect using

[Wikimediauk-l] Next board meeting is on 11 October at the London Wikimeet

2009-10-03 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next WMUK board meeting will be at the London Wikimeet, at Pendrel's Oak in Holborn, on the 11th October. You can find information about the wikimeet at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/London_26 and the agenda for the board meeting is being developed at:

[Wikimediauk-l] Reminder: Wikimeet WMUK board meeting tomorrow in London

2009-10-10 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, Just a reminder that the regular London Wikimeet is happening tomorrow at Pendrel's Oak in London: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/London_26 We'll also be having a WMUK board meeting at the same time and place: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetings/2009-10-11/Agenda

[Wikimediauk-l] An alternative type of meetup?

2009-10-12 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, Would anyone be interested in trying a different type of wikimeet? The idea would be to meet at a museum (presuming that I can get one interested in hosting this), and have a meet-up with both wikimedians and also museum people present. People would bring along laptops (or use

[Wikimediauk-l] Next board meeting: this evening, with a different format

2009-10-20 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting is this evening: Tuesday 20 October 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST. The agenda is at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetings/2009-10-20/Agenda Following from a conversation at the in-person board meeting, we'll be trying something different this meeting to try to

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Next board meeting: this evening, with a different format

2009-10-20 Thread Michael Peel
On 20 Oct 2009, at 14:25, Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/10/20 Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net: That technical limitation. :-) Also, there are concerns about the required connection speed for hosting a multi-way conference like this (as I understand it, the calls are all routed through the host

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Cbinet Forum

2009-10-20 Thread Michael Peel
... or perhaps not. Wikimedia UK is a peaceful organization, as is Wikimedia as a whole, and I'm sure that none of our members would ever seriously consider doing anything like this. Mike On 20 Oct 2009, at 16:30, Bod Notbod wrote: On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 11:58 PM, Andrew Turvey

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Next board meeting: this evening, with a different format

2009-10-20 Thread Michael Peel
On 20 Oct 2009, at 14:45, Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/10/20 Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net: I'm not aware of a way to record a Skype conference without requiring an external device (i.e. recording the signal to the speaker, rather than digitally within the computer); if anyone knows a way

[Wikimediauk-l] Police caution for Wikipedia vandalism

2009-11-02 Thread Michael Peel
In today's Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/beefeaters-accused-of- bullying-first-woman-warder-1813308.html It is understood that one person has received a police caution for defacing Miss Cameron's entry on online encyclopaedia Wikipedia. Mike

[Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: Like museums? Wikipedia? Beer?

2009-11-09 Thread Michael Peel
Begin forwarded message: From: Ridge Mia mia.ri...@sciencemuseum.org.uk Date: 5 November 2009 18:31:52 GMT To: m...@jiscmail.ac.uk Subject: Like museums? Wikipedia? Beer? Reply-To: Museums Computer Group m...@jiscmail.ac.uk Or any two of the three above? Then come and have a drink with

[Wikimediauk-l] Wiki Loves Art at the VA - photos now on Commons

2009-11-14 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, Thanks to Kaldari, the photos from the Wiki Loves Art event at the Victoria and Albert Museum last February are now (finally) online! You can find them at: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ Category:Wikipedia_Loves_Art_at_the_Victoria_and_Albert_Museum Please help categorize them

[Wikimediauk-l] Next board meeting: Tue 19 November

2009-11-14 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting will be on Tuesday 19 November 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST. The first hour will be by Skype, the second hour will be held on IRC in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to attend the

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] [WMUK Board] Next board meeting: Tue 17 November

2009-11-14 Thread Michael Peel
That should have been the 17th, not the 19th... oops. :-) Mike On 14 Nov 2009, at 19:16, Michael Peel wrote: Hi all, The next board meeting will be on Tuesday 19 November 2009, 8.30-10.30pm BST. The first hour will be by Skype, the second hour will be held on IRC in the #wikimedia-uk

[Wikimediauk-l] New government policy on archives

2009-11-24 Thread Michael Peel
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/394.htm?news=rss The National Archives and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) welcome the new government policy on archives - Archives for the 21st Century - which was laid before Parliament today. Full PDF at:

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Would anyone like to talk to Rory Cellan-Jones about the falling number of editors?

2009-11-25 Thread Michael Peel
I've just spoken to Rory by phone, and managed to touch on a number of different topics with him - including the Usability Initiative, the bookshelf project, Britain Loves Wikipedia and other local events, etc. There were lots of issues that I didn't cover (different language versions,

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Would anyone like to talk to Rory Cellan-Jones about the falling number of editors?

2009-11-25 Thread Michael Peel
On 25 Nov 2009, at 13:18, Brian McNeil wrote: On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 13:08 +, Gordon Joly wrote: Michael Peel wrote: I've just spoken to Rory by phone, and managed to touch on a number of different topics with him - including the Usability Initiative, the bookshelf project, Britain Loves

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Would anyone like to talk to Rory Cellan-Jones about the falling number of editors?

2009-11-25 Thread Michael Peel
On 25 Nov 2009, at 12:53, Michael Peel wrote: I've had no other calls/emails from any other media organizations about this story. I perhaps shouldn't have said that. ;-) I've since spoken to the press association: Wikipedia UK 'definitely not dying' http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Would anyone like to talk to Rory Cellan-Jones about the falling number of editors?

2009-11-25 Thread Michael Peel
From Rory at the BBC: @ruskin147: @mike_peel it's a recorded piece at around 1825 on the R4 Six O Clock news - have you seen the blog post? http://tinyurl.com/ yljcrko Mike On 25 Nov 2009, at 17:01, Gordon Joly wrote: Michael Peel wrote: On 25 Nov 2009, at 12:53, Michael Peel wrote

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Would anyone like to talk to Rory Cellan-Jones about the falling number of editors?

2009-11-25 Thread Michael Peel
Next up I think is Andrew, who's talking on BBC Radio 5 Live sometime around 11pm tonight (Richard Bacon show). Hopefully that's the end of the media deluge then. ;-) Mike On 25 Nov 2009, at 19:58, Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/11/25 Douglas Gardner microchi...@btinternet.com: That was a good

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Help us on Britain loves Wikipedia!

2009-11-29 Thread Michael Peel
On 29 Nov 2009, at 18:47, Isabell Long wrote: On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 06:10:22PM +, zeyi wrote: Dear All, Our initiative, Britain loves Wikipedia is coming. According the plan, the event will launch at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Sunday, 31 January 2010, followed by a series

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Paying for news

2009-11-30 Thread Michael Peel
Does someone want to start drafting a press release that can be sent out, then? Mike On 30 Nov 2009, at 16:06, Brian McNeil wrote: On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 15:41 +, George D. Watson wrote: Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/11/30 Brian McNeil brian.mcn...@wikinewsie.org: The thought's good, but

[Wikimediauk-l] Next board meeting: This evening

2009-12-01 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, The next board meeting will be this evening (Tuesday 1 December 2009) at 8.30-10.30pm BST. The first hour will be by Skype, the second hour will be held on IRC in the #wikimedia-uk-board channel on irc.freenode.net, with discussion in #wikimedia-uk. Everyone is more than welcome to

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] [WMUK Board] Next board meeting: This evening

2009-12-01 Thread Michael Peel
... of course, I meant 8.30-10.30pm _GMT_ not _BST_... Mike On 1 Dec 2009, at 11:56, Michael Peel wrote: Hi all, The next board meeting will be this evening (Tuesday 1 December 2009) at 8.30-10.30pm BST. The first hour will be by Skype, the second hour will be held on IRC

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Paying for news

2009-12-02 Thread Michael Peel
It's out - as in no longer draft. Andrew will be sending it out by email this evening, and it will be going on the WMUK blog and twitter feed at the same time. Please feel free to mention it to all your favourite journalists... ;-)

[Wikimediauk-l] Wikipedia ordered by judge to break confidentiality of contributor

2009-12-02 Thread Michael Peel
Telegraph today: A senior judge has ordered Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, to disclose the identity of one of its contributors after a mother and her young child pleaded for help in identifying an alleged blackmailer. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/wikipedia/6710237/Wikipedia-

Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikipedia ordered by judge to break confidentiality of contributor

2009-12-02 Thread Michael Peel
On 2 Dec 2009, at 16:20, michael west wrote: On 02/12/2009, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Telegraph today: A senior judge has ordered Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, to disclose the identity of one of its contributors after a mother and her young child pleaded for help

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