Romaine Wiki | 20 Dec 00:00 2014
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Start of writing weeks about Baltic region on Dutch Wikipedia

 <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Europe_location_Baltic_states.png>

Hello!

Today the writing weeks about the Baltic region have started on the Dutch
Wikipedia!

Several times a year, especially during holidays, we organize on the Dutch
Wikipedia writing weeks to focus much of our attention to a specific region
in the world that can use some improvements, based on reasons. This edition
is about the Baltic region, because on 1 January Latvia becomes the
president of the Council of the European Union and Lithuania becomes member
of the Eurozone and adopts the Euro as currency. But what do we know about
these countries?

Everyone can participate in writing about Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and
the Kaliningrad Oblast. We work on both improving existing articles as
writing new articles.

The Dutch project page is at
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiproject/Schrijfweek/Baltische_regio

Got interested?

You can create a project page on your wiki and copy the initiative.

You can also just start writing or improving articles.

Be welcome! Let's make Wikipedia better!!

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Lodewijk | 19 Dec 22:02 2014

Some bugs in payment form (was: Why is bank transfer no longer possible?)

Hi Pats,

(offlist)
The English form seems to work fine. However, if I am clicking iDEAL in
Dutch, it puts the address/name as a required field - while this should not
be necessary in iDEAL. Seems like an easy bug to fix.

But also when I enter a name etc, it simply returns to the same page,
unlike in ENglish, where it takes me to the bank. Maybe reset the
translations?

Also, in English the Friesland Bank option seems to be broken. Not sure if
that is a bug on your side or at iDEAL.

Just some bugs I was able to spot without too much effort - hope you can
pass it on to the right people.

Thanks,

Lodewijk

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM, Patricia Pena <ppena <at> wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Lodewijk,
>
> Thanks for letting us know! IDEAL has been back up in the page, but we
> recently made a few changes that ended up accidentally removing the option
> from the form. It's all fixed now :)
>
> Regarding IBAN: Finance is still working with our bank and we should be
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Itzik - Wikimedia Israel | 19 Dec 21:25 2014
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Fwd: It's the end

"Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 98204
Washington, DC 20090-8204"

We have a new office at D.C? :)

*Regards,Itzik Edri*
Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
+972-(0)-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia <donate <at> wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 8:18 PM
Subject: It's the end
To: itzike <at> wikimedia.org.il

*If all our past donors simply gave again today, we wouldn't have to worry
about fundraising for the rest of the year.*

Dear Itzik,

This is the last email reminder you'll receive. We hope the response to
today's email will let us end the fundraiser. Please take one minute to
keep Wikipedia online and ad-free another year
<http://links.email.donate.wikimedia.org/ctt?kn=6&ms=NDc2NjQ5MTYS1&r=NjI3MjkzMTU0NzAS1&b=0&j=NTgzNjIxMTAzS0&mt=1&rt=0>
.

To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We receive no government
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Wikipedia Signpost | 19 Dec 11:07 2014
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[Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 10, Issue 49 -- 17 December 2014

In the media: Wikipedia's year in review video; Checking in with Wikipedia's founders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-12-17/In_the_media

Arbitration report: Arbitration Committee election results
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-12-17/Arbitration_report

Featured content: Tripping hither, tripping thither, Nobody knows why or whither; We must dance and we
must sing, Round about our fairy ring!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-12-17/Featured_content

Traffic report: A December Lull
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-12-17/Traffic_report

Single page view
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Signpost/Single

PDF version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-12-17

https://www.facebook.com/wikisignpost / https://twitter.com/wikisignpost
--
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost

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WereSpielChequers | 19 Dec 09:44 2014
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Re: Fwd: Our final email

Two weeks ago I emailed the fundraising team with the following note, quietly and discretely pointing out
an error in their messaging. Sadly I haven't had a reply and I think that in the UK they are still using the £3
buys a coffee for a programmer line:

> Aside from the incidental nature of the appeal, £3 and $3 are very different sums of money. When I saw $3 I
thought that was an expensive way to buy coffees and that the WMF should invest in a kettle and some mugs. But
£3 for a coffee, now that just looks wasteful, even to someone living in an expensive part of London. I
dread to think what it looks like to someone living in other parts of England, let alone cheaper parts of the
world. "£3 gets coffee and biscuits for a potential wikipedian coming to a training session", that I
could defend.
> 
> There's also the honesty/credibility factor. I doubt I am the only person seeing different versions of
these ads including different currencies, if the sums are this far apart the suspicion has to be that none
of the figures are to be trusted. Not a great help to our program of improving Wikipedia quality and getting
such details right in our articles.

Regards

Jonathan Cardy

> 
>   3. 
>> 
>> 
>> To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We receive no government
>> funds. We survive on donations from our readers. If all our past donors
>> simply gave again today, we could end the fundraiser. Please help us forget
>> fundraising and get back to improving Wikipedia.
>> 
>> We are deeply grateful for your past support. This year, please consider
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Liam Wyatt | 19 Dec 00:08 2014
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Fwd: Our final email

This email was sent by WMF fundraising today.
I'm embarrassed. Read the email first, then I'll tell you why, below.

*Da:* "Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia" <donate <at> wikimedia.org>
*Data:* 17 December 2014 10:15:56 pm GMT+1
*A: [email address removed]*
*Oggetto:* *Our final email*
*Rispondi a:* donate <at> wikimedia.org

*If all our past donors simply gave again today, we wouldn't have to worry
about fundraising for the rest of the year.*

Dear [name removed],

This is the last email reminder you'll receive. We hope the response to
today's email will let us end the fundraiser. Please take one minute to
keep Wikipedia online and ad-free another year
<http://links.email.donate.wikimedia.org/ctt?kn=3&ms=NDc2NDYzOTUS1&r=NzU3Mzc1MDY0NjcS1&b=0&j=NTgzMzA0NDgwS0&mt=1&rt=0>
.

To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We receive no government
funds. We survive on donations from our readers. If all our past donors
simply gave again today, we could end the fundraiser. Please help us forget
fundraising and get back to improving Wikipedia.

We are deeply grateful for your past support. This year, please consider
making another donation to protect and sustain Wikipedia
<http://links.email.donate.wikimedia.org/ctt?kn=3&ms=NDc2NDYzOTUS1&r=NzU3Mzc1MDY0NjcS1&b=0&j=NTgzMzA0NDgwS0&mt=1&rt=0>
.

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Jake Orlowitz | 18 Dec 18:32 2014
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[Wikimedia Announcements] Free Research Accounts via the Wikipedia Library (New in December)

Hi!
The Wikipedia Library has new, free research donations available this month:

*Elsevier - science and medicine journals and books
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Elsevier_ScienceDirect>

*Royal Society of Chemistry Gold Access - chemistry journals
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:RSC_Gold>

*Pelican Books - ebook monographs
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pelican_Books>

*Public Catalogue Foundation - art books
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_Catalogue_Foundation>

Many other partnerships are still available too...
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Library/Journals>

Please notify your local community about the signups.

Accounts are open to ALL global editors with a 1 year old account and
1000 edits. Signups mostly happen on English Wikipedia, UNLESS a local
Wikipedia
Library branch has been started, like we've done on Arabic, Chinese, and
German.  To get started, please contact Ocaasi at
[[User:Ocaasi (WMF)]], ocaasi@...

Thanks!

The Wikipedia Library Team
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Andy Mabbett | 18 Dec 16:28 2014
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Royal Society of Chemistry journal donation

The Royal Society of Chemistry (disclosure: I'm Wikimedian in
Residence there) has made a massive journal subscription donation to
Wikipedia Library:

http://www.rsc.org/news-events/rsc-news/articles/2014/dec/gold-journals-donation-for-wikipedia-editors/

Please visit that page for details, to check your eligibility, and to
request an account.

--

-- 
Andy Mabbett
 <at> pigsonthewing
http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

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Juliet Barbara | 18 Dec 06:36 2014
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[Wikimedia Announcements] Wikipedia’s first-ever annual video reflects contributions from people around the world

This announcement is also available online here:
https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/12/17/wikipedias-first-ever-annual-video-reflects-contributions-from-people-around-the-world/

Wikipedia: #Edit2014 is available online here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia_Edit_2014.webm and
http://youtu.be/ci0Pihl2zXY

*Wikipedia’s first-ever annual video reflects contributions from people
around the world*

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation released its first ever year in review
video, chronicling the celebration, pain, fear, resilience, and discovery
that came to characterize 2014. More than anything, it celebrates those who
come to Wikipedia to learn and understand the complexity of our world, and
those who edit and contribute information so that others might do the same.

In watching the video, you embark on a journey through the world and
Wikipedia, revisiting what you read and edited this year. From the FIFA
World Cup to the Indian general elections, and the Ice Bucket Challenge to
Ebola in West Africa, we follow threads of discovery through Wikipedia’s
vast constellation of knowledge, finding opportunities to contribute along
the way. We venture from Sochi to outer space in less than three minutes.

Wikipedia is among the most popular sites in the world, but the Wikimedia
Foundation (WMF) is a small non-profit. The video was put together on a
shoestring budget, and in less than two months, through the generous
collaboration and contributions of Wikimedians and Wikipedia supporters.
The Wikimedia Foundation’s storyteller and video producer, Victor Grigas
said, “We had to get creative to make this happen, we couldn’t just throw
money at it. This video was made with everyday tools: a computer, an
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Victor Grigas | 18 Dec 06:03 2014
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Wikipedia: #Edit2014

Hi everyone,

I’m happy to share the first-ever Wikimedia year-in-review video,
Wikipedia: #Edit2014.

Wikimedia Commons:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia_Edit_2014.webm

Youtube:
http://youtu.be/ci0Pihl2zXY

Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/114673230

It’s the story of 2014 through the lens of Wikimedia in under 3 minutes.
(We know we didn’t get it all!)

We're about to launch this to the rest of the world, on the WMF blog, on
social media, and to the press. The whole point of the production is we
want the world to get a sense of what it feels like to press edit for the
first time, and what it’s like to contribute to something that millions of
people use, love, and rely on. We hope you like it.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this. It’s based entirely on
what YOU contributed to the projects -- images you uploaded and video you
migrated to Commons. It’s based on the texts of books and documents on
Wikisource and the Wikipedia articles that you wrote. And thanks to
everyone who volunteered and shared feedback with us while we were editing
to make it sound and feel like Wikipedia. I talked to many people in
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Jake Orlowitz | 18 Dec 01:25 2014
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Free Research Accounts via the Wikipedia Library (New in December)

Hi!
The Wikipedia Library has new, free research donations available this month:

*Elsevier - science and medicine journals and books
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Elsevier_ScienceDirect>

*Royal Society of Chemistry Gold Access - chemistry journals
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:RSC_Gold>

*Pelican Books - ebook monographs
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pelican_Books>

*Public Catalogue Foundation - art books
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_Catalogue_Foundation>

Many other partnerships are still available too...
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Library/Journals>

Please notify your local community about the signups.

Accounts are open to ALL global editors with a 1 year old account and
1000 edits. Signups mostly happen on English Wikipedia, UNLESS a local
Wikipedia Library branch has been started, like we've done on Arabic,
Chinese, and German.  To get started, please contact Ocaasi at
[[m:User:Ocaasi (WMF)]] or ocaasi <at> wikimedia.org

Thanks!

The Wikipedia Library Team
 <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library>
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