The US seems to me like an increasingly unsafe and unstable place to
store data and servers from a privacy- and political perspective.
Do you have any plans to replicate or move the servers to datacenters in
Europe or elsewhere to protect the community from the risks
introduced by the american political system?
See https:// youtu.be/mUQ56Tf22pg and
I hope this email finds you well.
I'm reaching out to let you know that the Research team  at the
Wikimedia Foundation has been working on developing a taxonomy of
knowledge gaps for the Wikimedia projects. We now have the first draft
of the taxonomy ready and we're seeking your input to improve it.
==Why are we contacting you?==
The taxonomy of knowledge gaps aims to be a high level representation
and grouping of the different knowledge gaps Wikimedia projects face
today. Each of you, whether you are a volunteer editor, patroller,
organizer, affiliate, etc. have valuable on the ground knowledge of
the different types of knowledge gaps. We believe it's important to
hear from you before we finalize the taxonomy.
The material you may need to review is listed at
. I will list them below as well, for archive completeness:
* A summary of the taxonomy and motivation:
* Full paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.12314
* A video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP3uXA9bfvU or
(same video on two platforms)
Please provide your feedback by answering the 6 questions posted at
We're collecting feedback until 2020-09-30.
==Talk with us==
If you have questions about the taxonomy and you'd like to talk with
us in a synchronous set-up, we invite you to join us in the upcoming
. We will have a very short presentation about it and will leave 15-20
min for any questions you may have. We are also happy to set up more
time to answer your questions if there is demand for it.
As you're going through the material we have shared with you, you will
see imperfections and rooms for improvement. I acknowledge that they
exist and they may be numerous. We could spend another month and
improve the documents. We made the call to not let perfect be the
enemy of good. Please keep that in mind, assume good faith, and ask
questions if any part of what you read is not clear to you. We're here
to engage and answer your questions, and ultimately learn about your
Leila, on behalf of
Martin Gerlach, Research Scientist, WMF
Isaac Johnson, Research Scientist, WMF
Miriam Redi, Senior Research Scientist, WMF
Leila Zia, Head of Research, WMF
Happy to follow up on our communication from two weeks ago  with updates
about Movement Strategy.
Conversations are under way on what initiatives from the recommendations
should be prioritized for implementation in 2021, and how to prepare for
upcoming global discussions. We are happy to update you with guidance for
hosting prioritization events, different ways to let us know your
priorities, and what will come next.
The recommendations and their changes and actions or “initiatives” are
available in different formats and in multiple languages . There are 10
recommendations and close to 50 recommended initiatives. The aim of
prioritization is to understand what people and organizations in the
movement feel are significant actions we need to take in 2021, and to map
out opportunities for collaboration to bring movement strategy to life.
Prioritization should be at the level groups, affiliates, and communities -
local and relevant. To learn more about how to organize your event, please
The guidance for prioritization , and
Share your results - directly on Meta , by email, or by filling out a
survey  before the end of October.
We will come together in November to discuss the priorities that emerge
from the discussions and co-create an 18-month implementation plan for
2021. More information about November’s global events will be shared soon. For
now and until the end of October, organize locally and share the results of
your prioritization discussions.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or
comments, strategy2030(a)wikimedia.org. We will also be hosting office hours
to answer any questions, Thursday October 1 at 14.00 UTC .
On behalf of the Support Team,
 Our last post from Sept. 18:
 Movement Strategy recommendations in a variety of formats and
 Prioritization events central page:
 Report your priorities on Meta:
 Report your priorities via this survey:
 Join our Office Hours on Thursday Oct. 1 @ 14.00 UTC
Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)
Movement Strategy <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/2030>
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
Please help pick a name for the new Wikimedia wiki project.
This project will be a wiki where the community can work together on a
library of functions. The community can create new functions, read
about them, discuss them, and share them. Some of these functions will
be used to help create language-independent Wikipedia articles that
can be displayed in any language, as part of the Abstract Wikipedia
project. But functions will also be usable in many other situations.
There will be two rounds of voting, each followed by legal review of
candidates, with broad voting beginning on 29 September and 27
October. Our goal is to have a final project name selected on 8
December. If you would like to participate, then please learn more and
vote now at meta-wiki:
Nick / Quiddity
Nick "Quiddity" Wilson (he/him)
Community Relations Specialist
This announcement is to increase awareness of a new addition to the
Wikimedia Foundation's office actions appeals process through the Interim
Trust & Safety Case Review Committee (CRC). It includes a new way for
some editors who have sought sanction and some editors who have been
sanctioned by the Wikimedia Foundation to appeal.
Historically, some office actions have been appealable through the Trust &
Safety team. The Interim Trust & Safety Case Review Committee (CRC) was
created to provide community oversight of the appeals process. The CRC has
10 volunteer Wikimedia community members and will function until the
Universal Code of Conduct becomes effective in approximately mid-2021, when
we hope to have a more permanent process in place. As mentioned in the
CRC’s charter, the committee will be able to review office actions which
were closed by the Foundation with action or inaction, except statutory,
regulatory, employment, and legal cases as defined by Foundation
The office actions policy is a set of guidelines and procedures regarding
official changes to or removals of content on the Wikimedia projects, or
actions against specific individuals, performed by Foundation staff members
and under the authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, upon receipt of one or
multiple complaints from the community or the public, or as required by
law. Complaints that may lead to enforcement of office actions may include,
but are not limited to, privacy violations, child protection, copyright
infringement or systematic harassment. All office actions are performed
Appeals of office actions may be submitted to the CRC by anyone involved in
the office action via email at appeals[at]wikimedia.org. Detailed
instructions on how to appeal may be found on the CRC’s meta page. Some
office cases are not eligible for review. A Foundation attorney will check
each case where appeal is requested to determine its eligibility before
turning over the case files to the committee. For transparency, the
committee chair will be able to review those requests and will therefore
have insight into how many cases are eligible or not.
Please refer to the CRC’s page on meta.wikimedia.org for further
information. You are encouraged to inform your community about this new
appeals process. If you have questions for or about the committee, please
put them on the CRC talk page on Meta or email me at
bchoo-ctr[at]wikimedia.org. The Meta talk page also contains questions
that have already been asked and answered. I will find answers to your
questions and post responses on the Meta talk page.
On behalf of the committee,
Interim Case Review Committee Facilitator
Interim Case Review Committee Facilitator
It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the continued
global health situation (COVID-19), the meeting of the Wikimedia Summit 2021
and related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.
We optimistically look forward to safely reconvening in Berlin in 2022.
Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland
Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation
Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
Join the education team for this months' Education office hours on 24th
September 2020 at 14:00 PM UTC! The office hours are a dedicated time and
an online space to have conversations and discussions related to Wikimedia
and education activities, listen and learn from each other's projects and
We will be providing some updates of the Reading Wikipedia project, and
join for a discussion around Education and gender initiatives. If you are
interested, join us! You can find more details to join the meeting here:
Looking forward to seeing you all then, Please let me know if you have any
questions, also reach out to me if you want a calendar invitation for this
Do you want to reach out to the education team for a 1:1 consultation?
Request for a slot for consultation for your education work (
<https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/About/Office_Space> ) Best!
Wikimedia Foundation | Program Associate, Education
I don’t have much to say, so I will try to make this short.
I have been told that I have “invoked [my] mental heath as a weapon”, and that I should “stop whining”. The full, unedifying, thread can be viewed here:
Consequently I have blanked my user and talk page and scrambled my password, in protest.
I thank the many, many kind and lovely people on Wikipedia who I have met over the years. However, it is quite clear now that Wikipedia is too a toxic an environment to continue editing. This is a pity, I had hoped to get the Ada Winifred Weekes Baker article to GA status, and continue to research and write articles about Australian women (there are hundreds and hundred left to go, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Chris.sherlock/Australian_Women_In_Red/A…).
I ask folks to be kind to one another.
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