Wikipedia Signpost | 28 Aug 03:58 2015
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[Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 11, Issue 34 -- 26 August 2015

In focus: An increase in active Wikipedia editors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-26/In_focus

Op-ed: Wikimania – can volunteers organize conferences?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-26/Op-ed

News and notes: Re-imagining grants
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-26/News_and_notes

In the media: Russia temporarily blocks Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-26/In_the_media

Recent research: OpenSym 2015 report; PageRank and wiki quality; news suggestions; the impact of open access
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-26/Recent_research

Featured content: Out to stud, please call later
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-26/Featured_content

Arbitration report: Reinforcing Arbitration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-26/Arbitration_report

Single page view
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Single/2015-08-26

PDF version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-26

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Praveena Maharaj | 27 Aug 20:55 2015
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[Wikimedia Announcements] Invitation to WMF August 2015 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, September 3, 18:00 UTC

Dear all,

The next WMF metrics and activities meeting will take place on
Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC
channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will
be broadcast as a live YouTube stream.

At next month's meeting, we will:

* Welcome recent hires
* Present a community update
* Review WMF top-level metrics
* Share research findings
* Showcase recent work
* Engage in questions/discussions

Please review
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings for further
information about the meeting and how to participate.

We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.

Thank you,
Praveena

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Jake Orlowitz | 27 Aug 00:22 2015
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Developer(s) Wanted: Build The Wikipedia Library's Digital Library Card Platform

Call for Developers

We are planning to create a Digital Library Card Platform for The Wikipedia
Library. We are looking for a developer, or team, with a history of
successfully developing web applications in open development frameworks
(such as Drupal, Angular, Ember, CiviCRM, etc.).  Efficient production,
clear communication, and well-structured and secure code are a must.
Additional consideration will go towards applicants who have worked in the
Library and Information Science field, on Open Source projects, or in the
Wikimedia/Mediawiki communities. Our budget currently allows for
$5000-$15,000 for development of a working version within 4- 6 months. We
expect to expand the platform in two later phases to add additional
functionality around standard library services.

The Wikipedia Library helps Wikipedia's top editors receive access to
donations from leading publishers and databases. Now that we have over 3
dozen publishing partners including Elsevier JSTOR, Oxford University
Press, and SAGE, AND nearly a dozen global branches with 2 dozen more
planned for the next year AND commitments to support other TWL programs
across the globe... we need to create a system that will facilitate our
expansion.  In the past, manual and separate processes for delivering
access were appropriate, but this year's focus is on scaling and
growth. Developing
the Digital Library Card Platform tool is a top priority for us this year.

Qualified and interested applicants should read this project overview and
fill out the form linked on this page:

*https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S_Da5E4mKcpVASNCtZyVnzkdXcVUPKD49bAwqxfHoIY/edit?usp=sharing
<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S_Da5E4mKcpVASNCtZyVnzkdXcVUPKD49bAwqxfHoIY/edit?usp=sharing>*
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Pine W | 26 Aug 23:33 2015
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Re: Fundraising in the Netherlands, in Europe

Pinging Lisa about this email.

Thanks,
Pine
On Aug 23, 2015 5:36 AM, "Gerard Meijssen" <gerard.meijssen <at> gmail.com>
wrote:

> The Wikimedia Foundation is an "ANBI registered charity" [1]. It means that
> Dutch people may deduct their gift from their income.
>
> In the Netherlands there is much more to tax deductibility, making it
> easier to deduct money for taxes even more and increasing the amount of
> money that may be had by the WMF..
>
> At the time when the WMF itself became registered as such, it was clear
> that it is possible to make it an European charity and by consequence make
> gifts in the whole of the European community tax deductible.
>
> I have in the past reached out to the WMF about this topic. I did not get
> any reply. It is certain that the process can be optimised for the donors
> and for the WMF in a meaningful way.
>
> PS I am professionally involved in raising funds for charities in the
> Netherlands. Ie I am not clueless.
>
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
> [1]
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Tax_Deductibility/en#.C2.A0Netherlands
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Chris Schilling | 26 Aug 17:21 2015
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IRC office hours on Reimagining WMF grants at 16:00 UTC today

Hi everyone,

I wanted to announce that I along with Winifred Olliff will be holding office
hours <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours> in
#wikimedia-office on IRC today at 16:00 UTC.  We'll be focusing on
discussion and questions surrounding the structure of the Reimagining WMF
grants idea
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants>.
We will have some questions prepared, but feel free to bring comments or
suggestions.

With thanks,

Chris

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Asaf Bartov | 26 Aug 01:40 2015
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New WMF initiative: Community Capacity Development

Dear Wikimedians,

{{Nutshell|WMF Community Engagement Team is allocating staff time and
funding to deliberate capacity-development projects with interested
communities in six capacity areas: community governance; conflict
management; on-wiki technical skills; new contributor engagement and
growth; partnerships; communications}}

==Details==
This is a new way of partnering with WMF: through two way conversations
(rather than top-down planning), WMF will work with specific emerging
communities to explore obstacles for community growth and explore and pilot
solutions together.

The first phase of this work consisted of a series of in-depth interviews
with individuals from 16 specific emerging communities to gather
information about existing and missing capacities.  Reviewing those
interviews in aggregate, we came up with six capacities it seems useful to
work together on.

We prepared a page per such capacity, detailing challenges and possible
approaches to build that capacity. We welcome your  feedback! Contributions
to those pages can be done in the following ways:

* Sign up on the sidebar of each capacity subpage if you want to implement
certain practices described,
* Provide more links to resources,
* Expand the Potential Solutions section with new ideas.

These pages, including your contributions, will serve as the basis for
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Yaroslav M. Blanter | 24 Aug 17:24 2015
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Imminent block of access to Wikipedia in Russia

Today, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of 
Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications instructed all 
Russian internet providers to block all user access to Wikipedia. All 
involved parties are aware of the development. I am not sure whether 
only ru.wikipedia.org will be blocked, or all WMF projects. In the 
latter case, if you are going to travel to Russia, you will need to gen 
an IP exempt flag in advance in the projects you are going to edit.

Cheers
Yaroslav

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Gerard Meijssen | 23 Aug 14:35 2015
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Fundraising in the Netherlands, in Europe

The Wikimedia Foundation is an "ANBI registered charity" [1]. It means that
Dutch people may deduct their gift from their income.

In the Netherlands there is much more to tax deductibility, making it
easier to deduct money for taxes even more and increasing the amount of
money that may be had by the WMF..

At the time when the WMF itself became registered as such, it was clear
that it is possible to make it an European charity and by consequence make
gifts in the whole of the European community tax deductible.

I have in the past reached out to the WMF about this topic. I did not get
any reply. It is certain that the process can be optimised for the donors
and for the WMF in a meaningful way.

PS I am professionally involved in raising funds for charities in the
Netherlands. Ie I am not clueless.

Thanks,
      GerardM

[1]
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Tax_Deductibility/en#.C2.A0Netherlands
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Wikipedia Signpost | 20 Aug 18:00 2015
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[Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 11, Issue 33 -- 19 August 2015

Op-ed: WP:THREATENING2MEN: The English Wikipedia's misogynist infopolitics and the hegemony of the
asshole consensus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-19/Op-ed

In the media: Politically controversial science; "Wikipedia hates women"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-19/In_the_media

Featured content: Dead parrots, live frogs,  a symbolic kiss and what do we get? Enrique Iglesias!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-19/Featured_content

Travelogue: Seeing is believing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-19/Travelogue

Traffic report: Straight Outta Connecticut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-19/Traffic_report

Technology report: Tech news in brief
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-19/Technology_report

Blog: How Wikipedia responds to breaking news
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-19/Blog

Single page view
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Single/2015-08-19

PDF version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-08-19

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Siko Bouterse | 19 Aug 03:14 2015
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[Wikimedia Announcements] Reimagining Wikimedia Foundation Grants

Hi all,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can
reimagine grants to better support people and ideas in the Wikimedia
movement.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants

We’ve been discussing the idea with the grants committees and are now
running a survey and collecting feedback on Meta-wiki. Office hours will
also be held in Hangouts and IRC starting at the end of August.

Please share your feedback on the idea here, and help make it better:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants

You can learn more about this consultation, including dates for office
hours, here:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants/Consultation

Feedback is welcome in any language.

Warm regards,
Siko and the Community Resources team

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Siko Bouterse | 19 Aug 03:14 2015
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Reimagining Wikimedia Foundation Grants

Hi all,

The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can
reimagine grants to better support people and ideas in the Wikimedia
movement.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants

We’ve been discussing the idea with the grants committees and are now
running a survey and collecting feedback on Meta-wiki. Office hours will
also be held in Hangouts and IRC starting at the end of August.

Please share your feedback on the idea here, and help make it better:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants

You can learn more about this consultation, including dates for office
hours, here:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants/Consultation

Feedback is welcome in any language.

Warm regards,
Siko and the Community Resources team

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Director of Community Resources
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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