Talk:Wikimedia New York City
- 1 Requested link to charter and Commons categories
- 2 Spanish
- 3 PIPA/SOPA protest 18 January
- 4 Request for comment
- 5 Meeting minutes
- 6 Names for events
- 7 Merge of locations
- 8 Spanish page
- 9 Is the Wiknic going to happen
- 10 Permission to use logo requested
- 11 Visual Editor & local GSoC interns
- 12 Sounds like a job for... the Commons
- 13 WMUS_NYC's Non-Compliance
- 14 Invite to New York Library Branch Libraries Photo Contest
- 15 Wikimedia LGBT
- Where are the Commons categories related to this chapter? Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:48, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Do you have plans to have a limited number of Spanish translation pages?
While projects in non-English speaking countries have English translation pages, as a collary I think WP NYC should have a limited number of pages in Spanish Thanks, WhisperToMe 23:59, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
PIPA/SOPA protest 18 January
A 90-minute protest is happening outside the New York City offices of New York's senators, Charles Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand, organized by the New York Tech Meetup. Wikimedians in NYC might be interested in going.
Request for comment
I am drafting a proposal at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pine/drafts/ENWP_Board_of_Education and would like input from chapters. I would appreciate comments on the talk page. Thank you! Pine(talk) 10:47, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Names for events
There are two names for two events, I think. Something called the Wikipedia Salon seems also to have been called at different times the bi-monthly in-person meetup. Are these events the same? Can their histories be merged?
It seems like Wikipedia Takes Manhattan is a photo scavenger hunt for the autumn, and lately this event seems superseded by Wiki Loves Monuments. Can we merge the history of Wikipedia Takes Manhattan as a scavenger hunt into Wiki Loves Monuments, and then perhaps use "Wikipedia Takes Manhattan" for some other kind of event? Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:36, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Merge of locations
There are three places where people can get information about this chapter. I think that all the places are important and that we should keep these three, but we ought to plan for what kind of information goes where.
Here is our external website - http://nyc.wikimedia.org/wiki/Home I propose that this be an exhibition of the chapter's best-sounding accomplishments. This should be the address which we give to non-Wikipedians who want to scrutinize the chapter for some reason, but who would be unlikely themselves to participate in Wikipedia. Very little about this site should be interactive or request that users do anything, and this site should be updated rarely.
Here is the site on meta. Wikimedia New York City I propose that this be the running wiki of all the kinds of information which Wikipedians collect to meta-document their Wikipedia documentation practices in the chapter.
Here is the Wikipedia meetup page. Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC I propose that events be posted here for the sake of users who find it convenient to watch a Wikipedia page rather than a meta page. I propose that no history of any kind be kept here except for sign-ups for specific events. Once the events are over then the event and sign-up list should be moved to the meta page as a historical record.
Is this the way things ought to be? Does anyone have an alternate proposal? If my description of how things are is correct, then I propose to develop the meta page first, then sort out upcoming events on Wikipedia, then plan to have a simple mostly-static website based on what we discover during the meta page development. Thoughts? Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:47, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
- Should Wikimedia New York City/Participants be bilingual? Or should there be a separate Spanish participants page? WhisperToMe (talk) 11:33, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Is the Wiknic going to happen
It says here that it's slated for June 22 in Prospect Park. I live in Maryland but I am always looking for an excuse to come up to NYC. Where will the latest / greatest info about this even be posted? Klortho (talk) 14:40, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
- All NYC events are posted at WP:Meetup/NYC. The wiknic is not posted yet but the park space is reserved. More details are coming. Blue Rasberry (talk) 01:39, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Permission to use logo requested
Hey guys, I just got tentative news that there will be a public meetup at the National Library of Medicine in Washington DC next week. I think that the meetup will be on Tuesday but that is not confirmed. I was planning on going anyway, but now that there is going to be community outreach, I think that I would like to go as a member of Wikimedia NYC. May I say that I am a member of WM NYC and tell people about the organization?
I would like to use an advertisement at this meeting which incorporates the Wikipedia logo. May I use this with the permission of WM NYC?
- I apologize for misuse of the Wikipedia logo. I have come to understand that the logo is not to be altered, and in this case, it was altered. This logo was printed on paper three times and posted three times in a single building and displayed for one day. After being displayed for a few hours it was removed. I understand the inappropriateness of this now. I hope that no lasting damage was done. I will not condone this again. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:55, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Visual Editor & local GSoC interns
Here is an explanation of what will be ready in the Visual Editor by July 1st.
The two GSoC students: Moriel Schottlender - MediaWiki VisualEditor RTL support -- and Nazmul Chowdhury - UploadWizard: Book upload customization. Hope you can invite them to some stuff! Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk) 20:16, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
- Wha...wha? That message is almost indecipherable for me. Can this be translated into.....English? Theo10011 (talk) 20:27, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
- Sumana was at the annual meeting on Saturday. In the first link she gives information about the upcoming Wikipedia visual editor. Unrelated to that, she said that NYC is home to two developers who are participating in the Google Summer of Code as Wikipedians. One of these editors is working on "right to left" text display in the upcoming visual editor, and that might influence the experience of editors working in en:Right-to-left languages. The other editor is creating a tool to assist Wikimedia users who want to upload entire books, perhaps to Commons. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:59, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Sounds like a job for... the Commons
Hi! There is a discussion underway at "commons:Commons:Village pump#Sounds like a job for... the Commons" you may be interested in. It involves an article published in The New York Times and International Herald Tribune about a New York City-based photographer who is relocating to Florida in July and cannot find a new home for his collection of slides and transparencies about the New York art scene. He is prepared to discard them if no one wants them. Please join the discussion. — Cheers, JackLee –talk– 14:25, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
Dear Wikimedia New York City members, and dear board members, outgoing and incoming,
I must ask you to take the outstanding grant compliance issues much more seriously. Some of these have been unresolved for long months, and the earliest go back to 2009-2010(!). This is no way for a Wikimedia chapter to behave, and we are extremely concerned (and disappointed) at the fact our repeated communications, over many months, to Richard have largely gone unanswered and unacknowledged. There is clearly still energy here to do things, so it would be a shame if you would have no access to funding, or lose your recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate, because of failing to meet these simple requests.
- I understand and appreciate your concerns; however, please realize that this is a growing volunteer effort, and there are multiple priorities that we have had to continually balance between administration and actual programmatic activities. Certainly the time has come for us to focus more on administration, and this is a process that we have begun in catching up on.
- We have developed more paperwork (much of it behind-the-scenes) in the last couple of months than in quite a while before then, and today(!) we are about to inaugurate a new board and secretary of the nonprofit, which should greatly expedite this process. With your understanding, we will commit to being completely caught up with the grants processes this summer.--Pharos (talk) 18:07, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Invite to New York Library Branch Libraries Photo Contest
METRO is having a photo-contest for photographs of New York Public Library Branch Libraries, Brooklyn Public Library Branch Libraries, and Queens Library Branch Libraries. You are welcome to join in promoting the contest, and we can add your name to it if you like. See: Wikipedia:GLAM/Metropolitan New York Library Council photo contest section. OR drohowa (talk) 17:50, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
|Wikimedia LGBT is a proposed thematic organization that seeks to promote the development of content on Wikimedia projects which is of interest to LGBT communities. Proposed activities include outreach at LGBT events, Wikimania and other Wikimedia events, an international campaign called Wiki Loves Pride, and work on safe space policies, among other collaborations and interwiki projects. Active Wikimedians are welcome to join this cause! Please consider adding your name as a participant/supporter. Current tasks include translating pages, building a strong framework here at Meta, and achieving user group status (with the eventual goal of becoming a thematic organization). Your feedback is welcome on the discussion page.|