My name is Anna Yuan and I am an undergraduate student working under the
supervision of Dr.Haiyi Zhu <https://haiyizhu.com/> in the HCI Department
at Carnegie Mellon University. Our team is currently conducting a research
study on Wikipedia's ORES system. Our research focuses on exploring
opportunities to better communicate the affordance of the ORES system and
thus help people effectively design and use ORES-based applications.
If you have developed or used any ORES-based application, we would love to
invite you to participate in this research. The research will be an
interview that takes approximately 45 minutes. During the research, I will
ask you about your background, your current experience of using ORES and
ORES-based applications, and your suggestion on how to improve the
All participants will be offered $20 amazon gift cards. If you are
interested in taking part in this research or would like more information,
please reply to this email and let me know.
I am looking forward to your response.
Wiki Account: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Bobo.03
FYI, I just noticed this message on Wikitech-l. Might be of interest to
some of you.
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Subject: [Wikitech-l] PyCon Financial Assistance and Development
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:03:00 -0700
From: Brooke Storm <bstorm(a)wikimedia.org>
Reply-To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
To: wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org, Foundation Optional
For the Python enthusiasts on these lists, I’m signal boosting this
message with info on PyCon dev sprints and financial assistance for the
conference from a former Wikimedia colleague.
I plan to attend PyCon this year and am also hoping to figure out
setting up a development sprint around some Wikimedia Cloud Services and
Wikimedia Cloud Services
--------- Forwarded message ————
I wanted to mention - feel free to pass this on publicly and in personal
invitations - that PyCon North America, mid-April in Pennsylvania,
offers financial assistance to people who would like to attend:
The deadline for requesting financial assistance is 31 January.
PyCon loves to cross-pollinate with other free and open source
movements, and I know there are many Python developers in Wikimedia
tech. If Wikimedians want to use the April 20-23 in-person sprints
<https://us.pycon.org/2020/events/sprints/> (will be editable soon)
to work on Wikimedia-related Python tools together, that would be cool!
In the last few days my bots get throttled for minutes and minutes (up
to 10, on the worse instances) on basically all sites I use (ro.wp,
commons, wikidata). I knew about write throttle and I use the default
setting there, but it seems that now I get throttled on read
operations as well. I use pwb from git, currently synced at
I checked the server lag and it is 0 most times I see the throttling.
Any idea why do I get throttled for such long periods of time?