Kevin Gorman | 21 Nov 23:35 2014
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Re: [Research] Communicating on Wikipedia while female

Hi all -

I can't tell if Romana's recent message was accidentally allowed to go out to the whole list or not; apologies if it was, I will be removing him from the list momentarily.

Best,
Kevin Gorman
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Carol Moore dc | 21 Nov 21:37 2014
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Mention of Wikipedia data base in PBS article

Mostly technical article. For those interested in this topic:
http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2014/11/how-to-ethically-and-responsibly-identify-gender-in-large-datasets/
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Netha Hussain | 21 Nov 18:43 2014
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[Research] Communicating on Wikipedia while female

Dear all,

 I found an interesting research done by Laura Hale about "Communicating on Wikipedia while female : A discursive analysis of the use of the word cunt on English Wikipedia user talk pages" on meta wiki. The link to the research page is here: 

Regards
Netha

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From: Laura Hale <laura <at> fanhistory.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:57 PM
Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Communicating on Wikipedia while female
To: Research into Wikimedia content and communities <wiki-research-l <at> lists.wikimedia.org>


Hey,

I posted some new research to meta at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Communicating_on_Wikipedia_while_female .  It is titled: Communicating on Wikipedia while female A discursive analysis of the use of the word cunt on English Wikipedia user talk pages.  Thought it might be of some interest to people on this list.

Sincerely,
Laura Hale

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Michael J. Lowrey | 20 Nov 10:13 2014
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"Romana Busse" has been blocked indefinitely

... as the latest in the interminable series of IAC sockpuppets.

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Sarah Stierch | 19 Nov 22:01 2014
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Feminist Hacker Barbie

A fun way to kill sometime..I just made a Wikipedia version :) 


my version: 
https://computer-engineer-barbie.herokuapp.com/view/1695

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Alex Wang | 18 Nov 23:35 2014
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Join the Grant Advisory Committee!

Hello!

We're sending out another call for new Grant Advisory Committee (GAC) members! 

The GAC are community volunteers who are explicitly invited[1] to review and evaluate grant proposals made in the Wikimedia Foundation Project and Event Grants Program[2], and offer advice to both grant applicants and the Foundation.

We hope to increase the diversity of both our GAC membership and grants portfolio to include more women and gender-gap focused projects. We are especially looking for new members that can help potential grantees develop ideas that address the gender gap and provide mentorship throughout the project.

Read all about it on the Candidates page[3]. The deadline for signing up for this round is December 30, 2014, so be sure to step forward before then. New members will be inducted by the middle of January 2015.

Please help this message reach as many people as possible, by relaying it to appropriate lists, project pages, and village pumps. 

And many thanks to our current and former GAC members[4]!

Cheers,

Alex

[1] _everyone_ is implicitly invited!
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Romana Busse | 18 Nov 16:41 2014
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Re: [arbcom-appeals-en] [Child Protection Policy]

Dear Anthony (AGK)

I'm very sorry to bother you, but could I have a timeline with respect
to deletion, or not, of those images ?

With the welfare of the children in mind, I feel that the school, the
children's parents and the local child welfare committees, magistrates
and police should be properly sensitized  to the incidents of that
day, and to ensure it cannot reoccur

I'm sure the police and the Indian Govt Cyber Advisory Committee would
be interested in learning from you or NYBrad  the finer points of law
whereby Citizendium encyclopedia decides to completely wipes out the
images within 12 hours but Wikipedia has not done anything till now on
identical complaint.

I would also like to know by when you will publish across all
Wikipedia projects the complete list of accounts and IPs I have
allegedly used, and also if I am a sockpuppet of User:MehulWB as
alleged or not. This is required by your same policy WP:SOCK under
which was blocked.

Thanks

On 11/18/14, Romana Busse <romana.busse <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> This is about a potential threat to clearly identifiable Indian minor
> school children whose images are retained on WMF servers in USA and
> India despite legal notice to remove them.
> Taken within their school (where their parents expected the same
> degree of privacy as they enjoy at home) and uploaded without their
> permission, consent or knowledge, at a location where they allegedly
> viewed grossly obscene pornography accessed on a Wikimedia Foundation
> service which has now been disabled on complaint by a body called
> [[India Against Corruption]].

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Sarah Stierch | 16 Nov 20:02 2014
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Fwd: [Adacamp Alumni] The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member

There you go! 

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From: Netha Hussain <nethahussain <at> gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 10:40 AM
Subject: [Adacamp Alumni] The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member
To: Adacamp-alumni <at> lists.adainitiative.org



Dear all,

  Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects, is looking for a new board member. Half of the members of this board are currently women [1]. Being a volunteer at Wikimedia interested in involving more women in administrative areas of open tech, I'd love to see yet another woman getting selected to the Board. 

 If you know someone who might find this job interesting, please nominate them to the Board of Trustees. Or better, if you are interested in joining the board, nominate yourself!


 Thanks

Regards
Netha



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Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 4:39 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member
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Dear all,

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is currently looking for an additional appointed trustee to fill the seat currently held by Bishakha Datta, who has announced that she plans to step down at the end of her term in December 2014. The Board Governance Committee is leading the search to fill the position on behalf of the Board. Please spread the word to those you would like to see on the Board!

The Board functions as a governance body that is ultimately responsible for the Wikimedia Foundation and its activities, supervises the disposition and solicitation of donations, and oversees the management of the organization. To find out more about the responsibilities and workings of the Board you can have a look at the Board handbook.[1]

We are seeking a trustee who is a leader in their field and who is committed to Wikimedia's values.[2] We are also particularly looking for someone with technical experience, who can bring expertise with strategic development and technical organizations to the Board. As always, the Board values diversity in its members.

Appointments are for a two-year term and involve 3-4 in-person meetings throughout the year, at least two in San Francisco, as well as online work and participation in a Board committee.

If you would like to suggest a name or nominate someone, please contact Ewen McAlpine at emcalpine <at> wikimedia.org, who is handling initial contact for the committee.

Kind regards,

María

Chair, Board Governance Committee

[1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Handbook

[2] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Values


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Sarah Stierch | 14 Nov 20:53 2014
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CommonsPorn is now following you on Twitter - NSFW

It is NOT SAFE FOR WORK.... (aka NSFW)

I received a notice of this and carefully clicked on it knowing I what I would see. Some "clever" person (dude?) made a Twitter account that tweets porn from Commons out... so far it's just some embarrassingly stupid photo of a naked guy on a train and a private parts ridden barnstar. 


Gives me flash backs to all the rage that pretty much made me the mortal enemy of pro-porn Commonists. 

My head is sort of exploding around all of the types of things this brings up - from "uh oh now I'm on Twitter with my junk hanging out...." to great advertising for the free porny stuff on Commons in general. 

Perhaps this can lead to a whole new donate to Wikimedia for free porn advertising campaign.

I kid. I kid (or do I?).

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Eryk Salvaggio | 13 Nov 21:05 2014

Wiki Education Foundation and the gender gap


This week, Jami Mathewson, our Educational Partnerships Manager, will be attending the National Women's Studies Association conference in Puerto Rico, as part of our outreach efforts to fill content gaps on the English Wikipedia left by the gender gap.

We have a blog post that outlines our approach and how it's been working so far. I thought this may be of interest to this community!




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Amanda Menking | 5 Nov 21:31 2014

CFP: CSCW 2015 Workshop - Feminism and Feminist Approaches in Social Computing

If anyone is attending the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) conference in Vancouver early next year, please join!


Also, please feel free to repost and share the CFP below.


Best,

Amanda / Mssemantics


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 

CSCW 2015 workshop on 

FEMINISM AND FEMINIST APPROACHES IN SOCIAL COMPUTING

Sunday, March 15, 2015 //

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Submission Deadline: November 21, 2015 <at> 5PM EDT

Workshop website: http://www.stephaniesteinhardt.com/feministcscw/

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We invite participants interested in feminist perspectives in social computing and technology to join us for a pre-conference workshop at CSCW 2015. We will explore literature and empirical studies to build a set of creative dialogues around the topics of diversity, sexual orientation, cultural attitudes, sociopolitical affiliations, and other emergent themes. Conversations will be directed toward the challenges of using a feminist approach in CSCW scholarship, fueled in particular by the following generative questions:


  • How do the concerns of feminism and queer studies align with the central concerns of CSCW?

  • How can we pragmatically employ feminist reflexivity to understand current CSCW interests in mobile development, big data, and social media, or distributed practices?

  • How might we better represent our technological innovations and mediated collaborations through feminist and queer studies approaches?

  • What are the gaps that feminist perspectives can fill for CSCW scholarship? 

  • How can we employ feminist perspectives to consider the nature of both work and leisure life?

  • How can feminist approaches be used to identify and legitimize different forms of work central to CSCW concern?


We hope to unpack the unifying threads connecting the many epistemological approaches across disciplines, field sites, theoretical contributions, and methodologies that employ the term “feminism” for studies of technology and collaboration.


Application Procedure

If you are interested in joining us, please submit a position paper (1000-word limit) that includes:

  1. A vignette or anecdote from your work or from existing literature that illustrates your opinion on the purchase or challenge of a feminist approach.

  2. Three (3) or more relevant references annotated to generate discussion on feminist approaches in CSCW.

  3. Author biography including current research or potential goals of research.


All proposals must be submitted in English. Papers will be selected via blind review based both on quality as well as breadth of perspective in order to ensure a broad conversation on gender. Accepted position papers will be circulated within the participant group prior to the workshop and made available post hoc on the workshop website (with permission).


SUBMISSIONS and questions may be emailed to feministcscw-l <at> cornell.edu


Important Dates

Submissions due: Nov 21 5pm EDT

Acceptances announced: Dec 15, 2014

Workshop date: March 15, 2015


Thank you! 

Stephanie B. Steinhardt, Cornell University

Amanda Menking, University of Washington

Ingrid Erickson, Rutgers University

Andrea Marshall, Drexel University

Asta Zelenkauskaite, Drexel University

Jennifer Rode, Drexel University
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