[Foundation-l] Elections email

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Fri Jun 10 12:06:14 UTC 2011


I just received an email (see below) that invites me to participate in
the elections.

There are several technical issues with it:

1. I already voted. It may be a good idea to send this only to people
who didn't.

2. The subject says "2009".

3. The email is sent in English and Hebrew. I don't know how did the
system find out that that is my preferred language, so it's a bit
weird, but in general i'm happy about this localization. There is
still a problem, however: since the text is bidirectional and this
email is sent in plain text, the Hebrew text is garbled and hardly
readable. One way to solve this is to send the email as HTML and to
define the Hebrew part as dir="rtl". This is relevant for all RTL
languages - Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Divehi and many others.

Thank you,

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
"We're living in pieces,
 I want to live in peace." - T. Moore

‎הודעה שהועברה‎
מאת: Wikimedia Board Elections Committee ‎<board-elections at lists.wikimedia.org>‎
תאריך: 10 ביוני 2011 14:56
נושא: Wikimedia Foundation Elections 2009
אל: Amire80 ‫amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il‬

Dear Amire80,

You are eligible to vote in the 2011 elections for the Board of
Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates projects such as
Wikipedia. The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is
ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the
Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection.

For more information, please see
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2011/en . To remove
yourself from future notification, please add your user name at
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_nomail_list .

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שלום Amire80,

הנך זכאי להשתתף בבחירות 2011 לחבר הנאמנים של קרן ויקימדיה, המפעילה
מספר מיזמים כגון Wikipedia.
חבר הנאמנים הוא הגוף המחליט הנושא באחריות הכוללת לקיומה של הקרן בטווח
הארוך, ולכן אנו מקבלים בברכה השתתפות רחבה בבחירתו.

למידע נוסף, אנא ראו please see
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2011/he . להסרת שמך
מקבלת הודעות דומות בעתיד, אנא צרפו את שמכם בדף
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_nomail_list .

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