*Apologies if you receive this as a cross-posting.*
I have written a *Wikimedia Grant Proposal: "Twitterpedian-in-Residence"* and
would be grateful for review, feedback, advice, and endorsement, if the
proposal seems positive.
In the last few months I have seen, been referred to, or tagged by friends
(who know about my Wikipedia obsession) on quite a few social media posts
written by people who are very unhappy with their Wikipedia entries. People
don't know how to fix their pages. And there doesn't appear to be an easy
answer or approach to talk with a human about the problem. Often, they try
to fix the problem themselves, which only exacerbates the problem. And they
hate their picture, etc. It goes on and on.
After the last few experiences where I have done significant amounts of
editing, it occurred to me that a more formalized answer might be a good
beta test solution to this problem.
I am a strong believer in the Wikipedian-in-Residence programs and GLAM
initiatives, so I envision this proposal within that type of framework.
Thanks so much in advance,
Wikipedia *User:BrillLyle <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BrillLyle>*
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Léa Lacroix" <lea.lacroix(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Oct 5, 2016 01:20
Subject: [Wikidata] Wikimedia Foundation directly funding Wikidata
To: "Discussion list for the Wikidata project." <
An information that you could find useful : since the beginning of
Wikidata, the project and the development team (led by Wikimedia Germany)
were funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, through the Funds Dissemination
Committee, and by third parties. From now, the Wikimedia Foundation will
directly fund expenses for Wikidata software development. The two
organizations signed an agreement to have direct funding at least for the
next 3 years. This is good news, showing the strong support of our project
by the Foundation and will allow us more stability in the future.
You can read the full blog post here: https://blog.wikimedia.org/
Thanks for making Wikidata more and more awesome every day :)
Community Communication Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
Wikidata mailing list
Over the past few weeks, we have been working with the Legal and executive
teams to develop a job description (attached) for the General Counsel
role. I would like to share it with you early as well, before the job
description is posted and the process starts. I am very grateful to our
legal staff and leaders here at the WMF for collaborating on both the
description and the process.
If you have any nominations or recommendations, please email me directly
over the next few days.
Thank you all for engaging.
Director of Recruiting
Join Us: WorkWithUs <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us>
Follow us on Twitter @wikimediaatwork
Attn Wikimedia community:May I respectfully draw your attention to a new sister project proposal, CredKudo, purporting to provide "an alluring new portal into Wikimedia projects and the Wikimedia movement."Thank you very much... please feel free to contact me with any questions or issues.Peter Copley
Today a ban was set on #wikimedia-bans that bans any user who is not
authenticated to the nickserv from joining a channel (
[BanList:#wikimedia-bans] $~a set by AlexZ on 10/01/16 09:19 AM ).
#wikimedia-bans is inherited by most Wikimedia channels so a lot of
people get banned messages. I tried poking the people mentioned at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC/Group_Contacts , but none of them
seem to be online. Can anyone help out here and fix this? Any idea why
we would have a ban like that in the first place? That's like blocking
logged out users from editing our projects.....
Ps. The work around is /mode #<your channel> -b $j:#wikimedia-bans
There is just over a week left to submit a Project Grant proposal <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project> by the October 11
deadline. If you have ideas about how you could enhance the work of
Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others
to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea
into a grant request.
Submit a grant request <
Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-engaging> or Project and
Event Grants <
If you have any questions or would like to brainstorm with us about your
proposal, we're hosting a few help sessions this month in Google Hangouts:
* Tue, Oct 4, 2200 - 2300 UTC
* Tues, Oct 11, 0200 - 0300 UTC
* Tue, Oct 11, 1600 -1700 UTC
Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohnson(a)wikimedia.org) or Alex
Wang (awang(a)wikimedia.org) with questions about getting started with your
*Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
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On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 4:34 PM, Marti Johnson <mjohnson(a)wikimedia.org>
> Hi everyone,
> The Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program launches its second open
> call today, September 12. We will be accepting proposals through October
> 11 for new ideas to improve Wikimedia projects.
> Funds are available to support individuals, groups and organizations to
> implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a
> new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching
> an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other
> support for community-building.
> Ideas from the current Inspire Campaign on addressing harassment are very
> welcome. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Inspire>
> Do you have have a good idea, but would like some feedback before
> applying? Put it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you
> advice and guidance on how to bring it to life. <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab> Once your idea is ready,
> it can be easily migrated into a grant request.
> Marti Johnson and I will also be hosting weekly proposals clinics via
> Hangouts for real-time discussions about the Project Grants Open Call.
> We’ll answer questions and help you make your proposal better. Dates and
> times are as follows:
> * Fri, Sep 16, 1400- 1500 UTC
> * Tues, Sep 20, 0100 - 0200 UTC
> * Wed, Sep 28, 1400 - 1500 UTC
> * Tue, Oct 4, 2200 - 2300 UTC
> * Tues, Oct 11, 0200 - 0300 UTC
> * Tue, Oct 11, 1600 -1700 UTC
> Links for Hangouts are available here: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
> make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into
> motion, and submit your proposal between September 12 and October 11! <
> Please feel free to get in touch with me (mjohnson(a)wikimedia.org) or Alex
> Wang (awang(a)wikimedia.org) with questions about getting started with your
> Warm regards,
> *Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
> *Individual Grants*
> *Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>*
> +1 415-839-6885
> Skype: Mjohnson_WMF
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share
> <http://youtu.be/ci0Pihl2zXY> in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make
> it a reality!
> Support Wikimedia <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>