Please, ignore my previous mail. I believe you will find the advise below
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From: John Mark Vandenberg <jayvdb(a)gmail.com>
Date: Mon, May 15, 2017 at 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikimania-l] how to deal with spam emails in mailing lists
To: "Wikimania general list (open subscription)" <
I think we may also be able to avoid reoccurrence of this spam attack
by whitelisting specific Header characteristics of the real Katie, and
then holding any other emails from Katie.
(and then apply the same principles to anyone else who is repeatedly
On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 3:42 PM, Cristian Consonni <cristian(a)balist.es>
> On 13/05/2017 07:59, John Mark Vandenberg wrote:
>> DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS.
>> This is a forged email, not coming from Katie ;-(
> thanks for the heads-up.
> A piece of additional (and non-requested) advice:
> 1. As a general rule, when warning about forged emails, if you reply to
> the original email or include content from the original email, eliminate
> any non-textual content (e.g. images) and any malicious links. Keeping
> them only increases the possibility of somebody clicking on them by
> mistake, and the non-textual content can be used as a tracking method.
> 2. try to limit as much as possible responding to the original thread,
> because it keeps the forged email up / highlighted in people's inboxes.
> This includes the fact that if somebody already pointed out that an
> email is spam/forged, it is better not to reply saying "that's right!"
> or "thank you". Open a new thread instead and let the spammy email being
> buried in your inbox forever. :-)
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I believe we could find the information below useful.
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From: Cristian Consonni <cristian(a)balist.es>
Date: Mon, May 15, 2017 at 5:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Widespread perfomance issues
On 15/05/2017 11:02, Cristian Consonni wrote:
> At Wikimedia Italia have been contacted in the last few minutes because
> Wikipedia seems unreachable and very slow from Italy.
(Ah, I forgot to mention. by a journalist from ANSA, the national news
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
New messages to: Wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
this is currently under development. Comments welcomed
davidz for the Vestiges editors
As an initiative to promote life writing in Africa we introduce the
<<Vestiges Biographical Notes Series>>
Vestiges: Traces of Record http://www.vestiges-journal.info/
This will allow the rapid publication of shorter (or longer)
biographical notices about prominent individuals who are no longer with
us (see appendix for guidance about notes on the living). We envision
these notes as providing guidance for future historians, alerting them
to possible subjects for further research.
We provide templates in English and French. These outline the minimum
which is required. We will happily include longer, more elaborate
entries and, with the permissions of the families involved, we can also
include funerary orations and video but these must stand as appendices
rather than the main entries. Note that this series is published under a
Creative Commons CC BY license so it may be used by Wikipedia.
Basic information: date and place of birth, date and place of death. A
few sentences about their significance.
Awards/ Honours/ Public Recognition
Appendices: funerary eulogies, commemorative video, photographs
Note on length: there is no fixed requirement for the length of the
Biographical Notes. We expect they will be mainly from 300 to 1000 words.
We recognise that for many people, for example, in rural Africa, there
are no or very few documentary sources. If the Biographical Note is
based on oral testimony the names of the interviewees should be given in
Other Sources. If anonymity has been promised please explain why this
was deemed necessary.
Note on publication schedules etc
Unlike the main journal this series is not governed by the notion of
issues: notes will be published as soon as they are submitted and edited
with a referring Date and Sequence number and later included in an
official issue of Vestiges
Appendix: Note on Entries on Living People
Sadly we cannot accept Entries on Living People without their explicit
permission – such is the concern about the possibility of litigation we
need a signed letter of approval of the text and for its publication in
Vestiges from the research subject if they are still living at the time
I the undersigned ____________________ have seen the text of the
biographical summary prepared by ___________________ and I approve its
publication in the Vestiges Biographical Notes Series.
This letter stands as certification that I will not make any claim
against the author or Vestiges for libel or on any other ground on the
basis of the text published in Vestiges Journal.
What made me happy this week was the establishment of Wikimedia Hub in two
academic institutions in Nigeria, University of Ibadan and Nigeria
Institute of Journalism. I want to thank members of my community (Wikimedia
User Group Nigeria) who made this happened.