Amir, this is the first time that one's been brought up.  I'll chat with
OIT about potentially changing moving forward.

pb


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On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:39 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:

> Silly technical remark: Everybody, please stop doing this with parentheses.
> It breaks in right to left languages. Gary-WMF is just as readable, and
> doesn't have this problem. Thanks for the attention.
> בתאריך 20 באפר 2014 02:17, מאת "Gryllida" <gryll...@fastmail.fm>:
>
> > On a second thought, do we want to add an optional "affiliation" field to
> > the signup form, so the affiliation goes at the end of username in
> braces?
> >
> > - DGarry (WMF)
> > - Fred (DesignSolutionsInc)
> > - David (MIT)
> > - ...
> >
> > So the signup form would look like this:
> >
> >  -------------------------------------------------------------
> > |                                                             |
> > | [ Username preview in large green font ]                    |
> > |                                                             |
> > | Username:                                                   |
> > |  ___________________                                        |
> > | Password:                                                   |
> > |  ___________________                                        |
> > | Password 2:                                                 |
> > |  ___________________                                        |
> > | Email (optional):                                           |
> > |  ___________________                                        |
> > | Affiliation (optional; if your editing is related to work): |
> > |  ___________________                                        |
> > |                                                             |
> >  -------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > I.e.
> >
> >  -------------------------------------------------------------
> > |                                                             |
> > | [ "Gryllida (FOO)" in large green font ]                    |
> > |                                                             |
> > | Username:                                                   |
> > |  _Gryllida__________                                        |
> > | Password:                                                   |
> > |  ___________________                                        |
> > | Password 2:                                                 |
> > |  ___________________                                        |
> > | Email (optional):                                           |
> > |  ___________________                                        |
> > | Affiliation (optional; if your editing is related to work): |
> > |  _FOO_______________                                        |
> > |                                                             |
> >  -------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Gryllida.
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 23 Feb 2014, at 1:25, rupert THURNER wrote:
> > > hi,
> > >
> > > could wmf please extend the mediawiki software in the following way:
> > > 1. it should knows "groups"
> > > 2. allow users to store an arbitrary number of groups with their
> profile
> > > 3. allow to select one of the "group"s joined to an edit when saving
> > > 4. add a checkbox "COI" to an edit, meaning "potential conflict of
> > interest"
> > > 5. display and filter edits marked with COI in a different color in
> > history
> > > views
> > > 6. display and filter edits done for a group in a different color in
> > > history views
> > > 7. allow members of a group to receive notifications done on the group
> > page,
> > >    or when a group is mentioned in an edit/comment/talk page.
> > >
> > > reason:
> > > currently it is quite cumbersome to participate as an organisation. it
> is
> > > quite cumbersome for people as well to detect COI edits. the most
> > prominent
> > > examples are employees of the wikimedia foundation, and GLAMs. users
> tend
> > > to create multiple accounts, and try to create "company accounts". the
> > main
> > > reason for this behaviour are (examples, but of course valid general):
> > > * have a feedback page / notification page for the swiss federal
> archive
> > > for other users
> > > * make clear that an edit is done private or as wmf employee
> > >
> > > this then would allow the community to create new policies, e.g. the
> > german
> > > community might cease using company accounts, and switch over to this
> > > system. this proposal is purely technical. current policies can still
> be
> > > applied if people do not need something else, e.g. wmf employees may
> > > continue to use "sue gardner (wmf)" accounts.
> > >
> > > what you think?
> > >
> > > best regards,
> > > rupert
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