Dear All -
Last December 6th special meeting event
on Wikipedia and NFT with a few invited guests
made me think we could do meeting that are relevant
beyond our immediate scope and be more visible...
...but also last week I was almost topic-banned
on HR Wikipedia (Croatian) as none of the Admins knew
what Wikimedian in Residence is and were thinking
it is either paid editing or problematic self-promotion
(when I was actually unemployed :-)))
So after a successful event and a monthly HR drama,
I am thinking what can we do better to increase
WiR and WREN visibility on Wikipedia and Wikimedia.
For people coming from most of the arts the notion of
artist-in-residence is super familiar and easy to relate to,
but average Wikipedian (if there is such thing)
has very few chances to come across this term
as well as to grasp what Wikimedian in Residence is.
Only 27 Wikipedia instances have articles on WiRs
What could be good strategies to change that?
15 years ago (so we missed it by a week)
on December 13, 2006 we got this text as a start
Maybe we can draft something short quickly today
and just pass it on later in the day to Wikimedia-L
and potentially to the DIFF Blog of WMF?
It's time to organize the judging for the 2021 Wiki Science Competition
, and I'm looking for people to serve on the jury. It’s not too much of
a time commitment as the judging is very informal and mainly done through
an email chain. Please think about if you know someone who might be
interested (including yourself) and let me know.
I am interested
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> Hi all!
> It's time to organize the judging for the 2021 Wiki Science Competition
> , and I'm looking for people to serve on the jury. It’s not too much of
> a time commitment as the judging is very informal and mainly done through
> an email chain. Please think about if you know someone who might be
> interested (including yourself) and let me know.
For anyone working with Wikimedia Commons, there was an announcement for
WikiCommons Query Service (for SPARQL queries and Structured Data on
Commons) leaving beta testing and going into production in February 2022.
That's mostly good news, but the caveat is that authentication will be
required to use the service. I've posted some concerns on the talk page of
the proposal, as it may pertain to GLAM institutions and the general public
availability of Commons content. I thought this would be an issue of
interest to WREN folks, so here are some links:
Plans for WCQS:
Talk page questions and concerns:
Hi all, since we are overdue for a WREN meeting, I'd like to propose a
meeting on Wednesday with a special topic related to the recent news of a
"Wikipedia NFT" auction by Jimmy Wales; a recent Twitter interaction with
Creative Commons about NFT; and a larger discussion of the open GLAM space
as it relates to NFT and the crypto community.
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 6, 2021, 1700 UTC
Sorry for the short notice and the short note, but I wanted to put it on
I'll update the meta page with some basic info but invite folks to add to