Dear Wikimedia technical community members,
The review of the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces has been
completed and now it is time to bootstrap its first committee. The
Technical Collaboration team is looking for five candidates to form the
Committee plus five additional auxiliary members. One of them could be you
or someone you know!
You can propose yourself as a candidate and you can recommend others
techconductcandidates AT wikimedia DOT org
We want to form a very diverse list of candidates reflecting the variety of
people, activities, and spaces in the Wikimedia technical community. We are
also open to other candidates with experience in the field. Diversity in
the Committee is also a way to promote fairness and independence in their
decisions. This means that no matter who you are, where you come from, what
you work on, or for how long, you are a potential good member of this
The main requirements to join the Committee are a will to foster an open
and welcoming community and a commitment to making participation in
Wikimedia technical projects a respectful and harassment-free experience
for everyone. The committee will handle reports of unacceptable behavior,
will analyze the cases, and will resolve on them according to the Code of
Conduct. The Committee will also handle proposals to amend the Code of
Conduct for the purpose of increasing its efficiency. The term of this
first Committee will be one year.
Once we have a list of 5 + 5 candidates, we will announce it here for
review. You can learn more about the Committee and its selection process at
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct/Committee and you can ask
questions in the related Talk page (preferred) or here.
You can also track the progress of this bootstrapping process at
PS: We have many technical spaces and reaching to all people potentially
interested is hard! Please help spreading this call.
Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
for a project i plan i'd need the following data:
Top 250K sites for 2016 in project de.wikipedia.org, user-access.
I only need the name of the site and the corrsponding number of
user-accesses (all channels) for 2016 (sum over the year).
As far as i can see i can't get that data via REST or by aggegating dumps.
So i'd like to ask here, if someone likes to helpout.
Thanx, cheers, JJ
Jörg Jung, Dipl. Inf. (FH)
Hi All -
Emanuele Rocca suggested we reach out to you guys and see if you guys would
be willing to share web log/content access data.
Jelena and I are network security researchers at University of Southern
California's Information Sciences Institute. We're working on a project for
application-level DDoS defences, and are evaluating our defences for web
Our defences model how legitimate users interact with served content and
using these models we attempt to differentiate between legitimate users and
any attacking bots during high-load (ie a potential attack). Our models are
based on the timing between user requests and the semantic connections (or
lack there of) between content requests. More information on our NSF funded
project can be found here: https://steel.isi.edu/Projects/frade/
Right now, to collect data for evaluation, we've mirrored several sites
(Wikipedia is one of them :) and hired ~200 users to interact with our
mirrored sites (for app-level attack data, we simulate attacks). Of course,
this isn't the most ideal way of getting data on human-content interaction
and we would be thrilled to augment our evaluation with "real world" data.
Wikipedia is particularly of interest to us given the number of "good" bots
which access content and who's access patterns may not exist in our current
models trained on human interactions with mirrored wikipedia content.
We would be extremely grateful for any information you are willing to
share. We understand and fully support the need to preserve privacy of
Wikipedia and Wikipedia users, and we regularly work with anonymized
datasets. If there's any need for NDAs or similar agreements, we are very
open to whatever is necessary. In addition to web/access logs, any
information on application-level DoS attacks or flash crowds you have
experienced we would be grateful for as well.
since yesterday we are having trouble logging in to the server. We
receive an error message:
connect to host bast3001.wikimedia.org <http://bast3001.wikimedia.org>
port 22: Network is unreachable
Just wanted to know if this is a known problem and if not whom I have to
report it to.