If the moderators of this mailing list are around, would they or
anyone else subscribed to the list be able to throw up some statistics
about how much the traffic has declined over the past few years? I'm
asking because looking at the archives, I think that last month
(November 2014) was the first month since the mailing list started in
September 2001 that there were no posts to the this mailing list (the
wiki-en-l mailing list for discussion of matters related to the
Admittedly, the list has been moribund for a long time, but I'm not
sure exactly when the tipping point was reached (most meta-discussion
seems to take place either on-wiki, at meta, or on the Wikimedia-l
mailing list). What is the general view in the Wikimedia universe on
maintaining low-traffic lists like this? It might be time to discuss
what future this mailing list has.
Actually, looking at the list of moderators, how many of them are still around?
Cross-posting from the Wikimedia-NYC list for wider audience.
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Elias Friedman A.S., CCEMT-P
אליהו מתתיהו בן צבי
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From: "Dorothy Howard" <dhoward(a)metro.org>
Date: Jan 12, 2015 12:20 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-US-NYC-Discuss] METRO Wikipedia webcast on Reference
and Citation today 1/12 at 2-3:15pm EST
To: "Wikimedia New York City Discussion list" <
wikimedia-us-nyc-discuss(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, "New York City Wikimedians" <
A reminder that today METRO is hosting a Wikipedia webcast on Reference and
Citation from 2-3:15pm EST with:
- Andy Mabbett, Wikipedian-in-Residence atORCID
Open Researcher and Contributor ID, an authority control) and the Royal
Society of Chemistry
- Jake Orlowitz and Patrick Earley of the Wikipedia Library
- and Maximilian Klein, member of the “WikiProject Open
Access/Signaling OA-ness (Open Access)
To tune in, go to our event page right at 2pm to find the live link:
http://metro.org/events/562/ or visit METRO’s Youtube channel between
2:00pm and 3:15pm. The video will also be archived on Youtube after the
Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions!
Dorothy Howard, Wikipedian-in-Residence and Open Data Fellow
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Wikimedia-US-NYC-Discuss mailing list
Dear Wikimedia community,
The deadline set for new editor-in-chief applications is fast approaching.
As I said two weeks ago:
"Why should you apply? First, you will have established contributors who
are currently producing consistently stellar work, thus making your initial
learning curve far smaller. Second, it is an area far different than
Wikipedia itself; writers at the Signpost frequently use and develop a
different range of skills such as editorial judgment and journalistic
"Third, the personal reporting you want to do is wide open. With "News and
notes" having been on an extended hiatus, you are free to take it in the
direction you want, but you will not have to fight to get readers—you will
have thousands from the very beginning. Do you want to bring valuable
content contributions to light? Do you want to examine arcane financial
details of the Wikimedia Foundation and its affiliates? Do you want to
investigate sockpuppet armies and their effects? Do you want to be the hub
for fostering innovative ideas that will keep Wikipedia relevant for
decades to come? The limit, quite literally, is your imagination."
Please send an email to this address (wikipediasignpost(a)gmail.com) to
indicate your interest. I would like to find two individuals so that the
overall time commitment is smaller.
I look forward to hearing from you.
--The ed17, Signpost editor-in-chief