OK that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Fæ <faewik(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Based on feedback the plan is to close the list,
keeping the list
archive available for reference. The comment on the Commons Village
Pump was useful, highlighting that Commons-l is a good place for
Commons upload tool discussion, especially if the topic is indicated,
i.e. put "[Tools]" or similar as a prefix in the subject line. Despite
having 149 members, the GLAMtools list has been almost completely
inactive this year, and though Commons-l is a relatively quiet list,
it will have a higher volume of readers and experienced Commonsers who
can help or suggest where to find help.
There is no special hurry, so closing the list may take a couple of
weeks to get to. If Commons-l or other places find a high volume of
tool related discussion and questions later on, we can revisit whether
creating or reopening the tools list is worth the small maintenance
On 17 May 2017 at 10:58, Hans Muller <j.m.muller(a)hccnet.nl> wrote:
This GLAMlist has been vital to my projects on
Commons, thanks to the
help of you experts. I hope that though the name
of the list may change,
practical facility like this remains available at
Recently, a then still buggy Pattypan made inroads in the Netherlands -
the list might also support Pattypan?
Thanks a lot, regards, hans muller
Op Ma, 15 mei, 2017 5:28 pm schreef Jane Darnell:
> If it's not too personal maybe you could open it up for uploaders of all
> sorts, because we will be hosting data on Commons soon, according to the
> On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 2:58 PM, FÃ¦ <faewik(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> As there has only been one response, on the Commons VP, suggesting that
>> Commons-l is sufficient to discuss tools and reports in a more general
>> way, I'll look further at closing down the list.
>> I'd like to keep the archive open as a referenceable record in the
>> future, such as linking from Phabricator. I'll check how the archive
>> works before acting. Any links to this list can be adapted to suggest
>> Commons-l as appropriate, I have already amended the main GWT page on
>> This has been a successful list, and many usability and some complex
>> technical issues that were resolved here. For all those that took part
>> various ways, thank you for your interest
and support! See you on-wiki.
>> faewik(a)gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
>> On 10 May 2017 at 13:39, FÃ¦ <faewik(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> * https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/glamtools
>>> The glamtools list we created a couple of years ago, after launching
>>> the GLAM wiki toolset, has recently had very few users asking
>>> about tools.
>>> On behalf of the list mods, I invite feedback on whether the list
>>> should be re-promoted as a useful but more general discussion about
>>> Wikimedia Commons batch upload tools, techniques and issues. For
>>> example it could be the recommended email list for all tools listed at
>>> Commons:Upload tools and for GLAM related tools such as those
>>> listed on Outreach. Alternatively, if the feeling is we have enough
>>> lists and notice boards that do this job, this may be the right time
>>> to close the list down and refer users elsewhere.
>>> Though it costs nothing to run the email list, and past discussions
>>> have been useful, there is a small volunteer cost in admin time to
>>> an eye on the moderation queue.
>>> If you prefer to discuss on-wiki, see the Commons VP thread.
>>> 1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Upload_tools
>>> 2. https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Resources/Tools
>>> 3. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#
>>> faewik(a)gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
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