Katherine Maher | 22 Oct 22:40 2014
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Re: [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] First-ever Wikipedia Monument unveiled in Poland

Hi Felipe,

The event and unveiling was organized by Slubice and the Collegium
Polonicum. WMPL, WMDE, and WMF were all represented, and I'm sure other
Wikimedians attended in their personal capacities. We did want to have a
set of photos ready to go with the release, but we weren't able to
coordinate that with the organizers in time. That said, I'm happy to report
there are some lovely photos on Commons (
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Monument), and I'm
told there was an excellent turnout of the press so I'm sure there will be
good coverage, including images.

Katherine

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Felipe Schenone <schenonef <at> gmail.com>
wrote:

> No picture, seriously?
>
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:55 PM, Katherine Maher <kmaher <at> wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
>> This press release is also available online here:
>> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/First-ever_Wikipedia_Monument_unveiled_in_PolandFirst-ever
>> Wikipedia Monument unveiled in Poland
>>
>>    - *Monument in Słubice, Poland honors free knowledge and human
>>    collaboration*
>>
>> Wikimedians -- the editors, creators, and contributors behind the free
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Amir E. Aharoni | 22 Oct 16:30 2014
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"media" vs "images", "videos", "songs" and "files"

In the user interface messages of MediaWiki and its extensions the word
"media" is usually used to refer to images, videos, sounds and files. It is
convenient, because they are handled similarly by the software.

But it is also awful, because I'm quite sure that people don't talk to each
other about "media" in real life, but they do talk about "pictures",
"videos", and "sound recordings". Every time I translate messages that have
the word "media" in them, I think that a lot of users will not actually
understand them, and that if I would stand next to them, I'd have to
explain what that is.

Is my impression wrong?

Is it conceivable to consider that using the word "media" less in user
interface messages will make the interface clearer to the user?

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Josh Lim | 19 Oct 05:09 2014
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Re: Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

Absolutely terrible.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Alessio last year, and in all the occasions that
we’ve talked, I’ve found him to be deeply insightful and helpful.  He will be truly missed by all of us.

On behalf of Wikimedia Philippines, please allow me to share our deepest condolences, and we hope that in
these difficult times, we will find ways to remember Alessio for the Wikipedian that he was, is and will
always be.

Regards,

Josh

Wiadomość napisana przez Andrea Zanni <zanni.andrea84 <at> gmail.com> w dniu 18 paź 2014, o godz. 21:24:

> It is with great sorrow that Wikimedia Italia announces the death of
> Alessio Guidetti, better known on the projects as Cotton. He has been
> treasurer of the organization for about five years, from 2009 until last
> April.
> 
> Alessio started to contribute to Wikipedia at the end of 2006: after a few
> months he became already a sysop. He was a tireless translator of English
> articles in the most diverse fields, and also part of the small group of
> the patrollers -and, indeed, he continued his precious work until the last,
> even if invisible for most of the editors.
> 
> From the moment he joined Wikimedia Italia, Alessio was very keen to
> contribute effectively, guided by his well-known pragmatism. He run for the
> Board: as soon as he was elected, he took the role of treasurer, a
> difficult task and a fundamental one for us but little recognized. It was
> Alessio who took care of the most delicate and complicated tasks, and he
> did so in the years during which Wikimedia Italia was starting to grow big,
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Asaf Bartov | 19 Oct 03:47 2014
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Re: Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

Terrible news.  I had the pleasure of knowing him, and had a few
interesting conversations with him over the years.

Like the best, he was modest, tireless, and collegial.

My condolences to the family and all his friends in the community.

    Asaf
On Oct 18, 2014 6:26 AM, "Andrea Zanni" <zanni.andrea84 <at> gmail.com> wrote:

> It is with great sorrow that Wikimedia Italia announces the death of
> Alessio Guidetti, better known on the projects as Cotton. He has been
> treasurer of the organization for about five years, from 2009 until last
> April.
>
> Alessio started to contribute to Wikipedia at the end of 2006: after a few
> months he became already a sysop. He was a tireless translator of English
> articles in the most diverse fields, and also part of the small group of
> the patrollers -and, indeed, he continued his precious work until the last,
> even if invisible for most of the editors.
>
> From the moment he joined Wikimedia Italia, Alessio was very keen to
> contribute effectively, guided by his well-known pragmatism. He run for the
> Board: as soon as he was elected, he took the role of treasurer, a
> difficult task and a fundamental one for us but little recognized. It was
> Alessio who took care of the most delicate and complicated tasks, and he
> did so in the years during which Wikimedia Italia was starting to grow big,
> the years of our quantum leap.
>
> This spring he decided to not run again for the Board, but he kept
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Lila Tretikov | 19 Oct 01:04 2014
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Re: Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

This is a very sad moment and I am so sorry for the loss. Andrea, please
let us know how we can support you and other volunteers that were close
with Alessio.

Lila

On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 6:24 AM, Andrea Zanni <zanni.andrea84 <at> gmail.com>
wrote:

> It is with great sorrow that Wikimedia Italia announces the death of
> Alessio Guidetti, better known on the projects as Cotton. He has been
> treasurer of the organization for about five years, from 2009 until last
> April.
>
> Alessio started to contribute to Wikipedia at the end of 2006: after a few
> months he became already a sysop. He was a tireless translator of English
> articles in the most diverse fields, and also part of the small group of
> the patrollers -and, indeed, he continued his precious work until the last,
> even if invisible for most of the editors.
>
> From the moment he joined Wikimedia Italia, Alessio was very keen to
> contribute effectively, guided by his well-known pragmatism. He run for the
> Board: as soon as he was elected, he took the role of treasurer, a
> difficult task and a fundamental one for us but little recognized. It was
> Alessio who took care of the most delicate and complicated tasks, and he
> did so in the years during which Wikimedia Italia was starting to grow big,
> the years of our quantum leap.
>
> This spring he decided to not run again for the Board, but he kept
> collaborating with his successor for an effective -and not only formal-
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Shlomi Fish | 18 Oct 19:49 2014

Re: Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

Hi Andrea,

On Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:24:58 +0200
Andrea Zanni <zanni.andrea84 <at> gmail.com> wrote:

> It is with great sorrow that Wikimedia Italia announces the death of
> Alessio Guidetti, better known on the projects as Cotton. He has been
> treasurer of the organization for about five years, from 2009 until last
> April.
> 

sorry to hear that.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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Tanweer Morshed | 18 Oct 19:13 2014
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Re: Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

Regrettable news indeed. Condolence for his family members, friends and
coworkers.

Tanweer
Wikimedia Bangladesh

On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Patricio Lorente <
patricio.lorente <at> gmail.com> wrote:

> Really sad news, I can't even believe it. My heart is with you, guys, and
> with Alessio.
>
>                                   Patricio
>
> 2014-10-18 10:24 GMT-03:00 Andrea Zanni <zanni.andrea84 <at> gmail.com>:
>
> > It is with great sorrow that Wikimedia Italia announces the death of
> > Alessio Guidetti, better known on the projects as Cotton. He has been
> > treasurer of the organization for about five years, from 2009 until last
> > April.
> >
> > Alessio started to contribute to Wikipedia at the end of 2006: after a
> few
> > months he became already a sysop. He was a tireless translator of English
> > articles in the most diverse fields, and also part of the small group of
> > the patrollers -and, indeed, he continued his precious work until the
> last,
> > even if invisible for most of the editors.
> >
> > From the moment he joined Wikimedia Italia, Alessio was very keen to
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Sydney Poore | 18 Oct 19:05 2014
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Re: Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

Truly sorry to hear this sad news.

Sydney

Sydney Poore
User:FloNight
Wikipedian in Residence
at Cochrane Collaboration

On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Andrea Zanni <zanni.andrea84 <at> gmail.com>
wrote:

> It is with great sorrow that Wikimedia Italia announces the death of
> Alessio Guidetti, better known on the projects as Cotton. He has been
> treasurer of the organization for about five years, from 2009 until last
> April.
>
> Alessio started to contribute to Wikipedia at the end of 2006: after a few
> months he became already a sysop. He was a tireless translator of English
> articles in the most diverse fields, and also part of the small group of
> the patrollers -and, indeed, he continued his precious work until the last,
> even if invisible for most of the editors.
>
> From the moment he joined Wikimedia Italia, Alessio was very keen to
> contribute effectively, guided by his well-known pragmatism. He run for the
> Board: as soon as he was elected, he took the role of treasurer, a
> difficult task and a fundamental one for us but little recognized. It was
> Alessio who took care of the most delicate and complicated tasks, and he
> did so in the years during which Wikimedia Italia was starting to grow big,
> the years of our quantum leap.
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Benoît Evellin | 17 Oct 12:33 2014
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Wikimédia France AGM: new board announcment

Dear movement fellows,

Wikimedia France held its Annual General Meeting on October 11th, 2014.

During this AGM, we elected 6 board members, of which 4 are new.

Benjamin Smith and Rémi Mathis were not running for a new term. Wikimedia
France board is thanking them a lot for their dedication, energy,
 thoughts, ideas and every single awesome thing they brought to the board
during their terms:
* Benjamin had been on the board for two years and a half, serving as
deputy treasurer then secretary. Among other awesome things, he had been
key in the recruitment process of our ED last year.
* Rémi had been on the board since 2009, and serving as chair since 2011.
He has been the public face of the chapter for many years − including our
fundraising banners in 2011 and 2012. He was named Wikipedian of the Year
by Jimmy Wales at Wikimania 2013 for reasons that shall not be named here.

Of course, considering their overall awesomeness, we are not letting them
go anywhere ; they plan to remain active members of the chapter, and we as
board look forward to continuing working with them.

Christophe Henner and Jean-Frédéric Berthelot were running again and were
reelected. As a reminder:

* Christophe is 29, hardly needs introduction, currently lives in Aurillac
where he is Head of Marketing for the biggest French video game website
(top 3 in the World). He has been around in the movement forever, and at
the board of Wikimédia France for seven years − serving as vice chair since
2012. His focus lies on the internal organisation and international
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Wikipedia Signpost | 17 Oct 08:41 2014
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[Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 10, Issue 40 -- 15 October 2014

Op-ed: Ships—sexist or sexy?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-10-15/Op-ed

In the media: College player falsely linked to sports scandal by Wikipedia;
the Nobel Prizes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-10-15/In_the_media

Traffic report: Now introducing ... mobile data
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-10-15/Traffic_report

Featured content: Bells ring out at the Temple of the Dragon at Peace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-10-15/Featured_content

Arbitration report: One case closed and two opened
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-10-15/Arbitration_report

WikiProject report: Signpost reaches the Midwest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-10-15/WikiProject_report

Technology report: Attempting to parse wikitext
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-10-15/Technology_report

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

PDF version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-10-15

https://www.facebook.com/wikisignpost / https://twitter.com/wikisignpost

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Austin Hair | 17 Oct 10:38 2014
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Post limits

Toward the end of the month, I normally start watching the post count,
since I know that thirty-post limit has a way of sneaking up on some
people. Some months, this gets out of hand quickly, but I was
surprised when the current count was brought to my attention just
halfway through the month.

Pine has tipped the scales pretty heavily, and not for the first time.
I've placed him on moderation for the rest of the month, with the
usual conditions. A few others are getting close; it's probably worth
taking a look at
http://www.infodisiac.com/Wikipedia/ScanMail/Wikimedia-l.html to see
if you're one of them.

Austin

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