[Wikimedia-l] Introducing the 2011-12 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report

Tilman Bayer tbayer at wikimedia.org
Fri Dec 21 06:58:32 UTC 2012

Hi Liam,

sharp eyes, but you vastly misoverestimated my mischievousness ;)

This entry refers to a real donation, indeed valued between $5k and
$25k. You can see the name in last year's Annual Report as well
). Donors get to choose how their donation should be attributed, and
if it's not, say, a case of impersonation or something that would meet
the oversight criteria on WP, there is no reason to second-guess them
or enforce a [[WP:BADNAME]]-like policy ;)

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Liam Wyatt <liamwyatt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Congrats :-) Interesting format choice too.
> I see that "Tripling Elephants" has donated somewhere between $5,000 and
> $25,00 dollars! Is this for real, or has Tillman been adding Easter Eggs to
> the report? :-)
> See:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiality_and_Other_Tripling_Elephants
> (I also see that "Wikimedia Foundation Staff" get mentioned in the $1,000
> to $5,000 category - that's dedication to the cause!)
> -Liam
> wittylama.com
> Peace, love & metadata
> On 19 December 2012 21:05, Jay Walsh <jwalsh at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Today we’re excited to launch the Wikimedia Foundation’s latest Annual
>> Report
>> (see today's blog post as well:
>> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/19/wikimedia-foundations-2011-12-annual-report/
>> )
>> (on wiki here:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12
>> )
>> This year marks the fifth edition of our Annual Report, which focuses
>> on the achievements and core work of the preceding fiscal year
>> (2011-12), and gives us a chance to recognize the amazing
>> contributions of our volunteers and the generous support of our
>> donors. You can read both the PDF and wiki versions. We welcome your
>> comments on the discussion page
>> (
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12
>> ).
>> The Foundation uses the report primarily to support our conversation
>> with donors, to help build relationships with prospective partners, to
>> recruit new staff, and of course general outreach.
>> This year’s report is quite different from our previous efforts.
>> Instead of a multi-page book format, this year we created a folding,
>> vertical brochure (when it’s printed). It’s considerably shorter in
>> terms of text and we hope it will help make for a quicker and more
>> impactful read.
>> We’re currently in the midst of a translation effort that will result
>> in another 12 language editions to be released in the coming weeks. If
>> you have an account on Meta-Wiki and you’re interested in helping with
>> the review of these translations and other community translation
>> efforts, please sign up. We will be posting this new project for
>> translation shortly.
>> Many thanks to the photographers whose work we used in the report. I'd
>> also like to thank David Peters from Exbrook, the design studio that
>> has been working with us over the last 4 annual reports. David really
>> helped us tackle the shift from the classic book format annual report
>> to our new style.
>> And big thanks to Tilman Bayer in the WMF Communications team for
>> driving a complex process around developing translated versions of the
>> report - we're pushing the envelope on approaches to automated
>> translation, but it's a really important envelope for us :) And thanks
>> also to Matthew from Communications for supporting us with a lot of
>> the writing and editing.
>> We’re looking forward to another amazing year in the Wikimedia movement!
>> --
>> Jay Walsh
>> Senior Director, Communications
>> WikimediaFoundation.org
>> blog.wikimedia.org
>> +1 (415) 839 6885 x 6609, @jansonw
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