I just noticed a wikimedia.org e-mail address that I didn't recognize; I
assume it belongs to a new contractor. It reminded me that the announcement
process for contractors (and other non-permanent staff) is still
The last time I asked about this, I was told that I should be picking up
clues from the way people sign blog posts and gathering other pieces of
information (like e-mail address changes) in order to figure out who's
working on what. I don't think this is acceptable.
Is it possible to have some sort of standardized announcement process and
tracking system of Wikimedia's contractors? They're not tracked at the
Wikimedia Foundation's Staff page and I don't know of any public place
where they're announced. Specifically, it would be nice to know who's been
hired, what they're working on, etc.
It's possible that there are announcements being made and I've simply been
missing them, but that would be surprising to me and would indicate a
problem of a different nature.
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In advance of the Vector rollout to the remaining top ten languages,
the UX team can use some help translating some pages from the English
Wikipedia; including central notice, a local PR page, and not least, a
local feedback page.
Languages still needing at least some work are: German, French,
Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Thanks to
Marco 27 for the work he put in on the Italian Wiki.
The central coordination page is located here, on the Usability wiki:
One thing I beg you to remember, is that translating these pages does
not necessarily imply endorsement with the Vector switch! One comment
I received on IRC when I asked about it was: "But I don't like Vector,
I'm switching right back to Monobook when it rolls over". Well, we
understand and appreciate that--and even more reason to help out with
putting a feedback page on your wiki, and permitting people who don't
read or write English (or Italian :) ) to be able to provide their own
comments about the Vector rollout.
Thanks in advance for all your help!
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
Support Free Knowledge: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate
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There hasn't been an agenda because there haven't been meetings, geni.
There haven't been meetings because after five months of biweekly meetings
that process ran its course of what we needed for discourse. I've
communicated with you many times, geni over several mediums. I'm
facilitating that task force, so please address me with concerns as well.
On Jun 1, 2010 6:20 PM, "geni" <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 1 June 2010 23:39, Eugene Eric Kim <eekim(a)blueoxen.com> wrote: > pain.
Hey how hard can it be to ...
Removing the ability to raise problems with a suggestion is a great
way to render discourse pointless. It in effect makes a virtue of
[[en:not even wrong]].
> The decision to kick geniice off the channel was mine. You can read > the
log to see how the dis...
You have demonstrated a preparedness to shut down lines of debate you
don't like. This being the case there is no rational reason why I
would chose to raise issues with your actions in places where you were
able to continue to take such actions.
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With respect, the work on the Sexual Content proposal as pretty much
thrown out all of Jimbo's work, and is proceeding from a direction
more consistent with the values of Commons. To say that " Jimmy is
actively engaged in discussions with other Wikimedia editors about
sexually-explicit materials on Wikimedia Commons." is highly
misleading: He has not been involved with this process since the
"and although the discussions over the past week have been unusually
intense, we don’t consider them problematic. Discussion is how
Wikimedians work through policy development and policy interpretation:
active argument and debate are normal for us — they are how we do our
work. The Wikimedia Foundation is grateful for Jimmy’s involvement,
and we’re glad he continues to be an important part of the Wikimedia
Actually, Jimbo was highly disruptive, edit-warred to force artworks to
be included in the list of material to delete, threatened people, and
no progress was or could be made until he left it to us volunteers.