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« no need for interwiki » on Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Handbook[edit]

Hi Philippe,

Please see Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Handbook#Links_to_Meta.

Cheers, Jean-Fred (talk) 00:05, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Can't login on foundationwiki[edit]

Hi

I have a problem with my account on foundation wiki.

I have not received the email with the password, and reset does not work. I guess the email is not correct.

Could you check it please? Cheers, Alan (talk) 16:04, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Done. Can you check your mail again? I've reset the account. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 16:50, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Email received. Thanks for all. Alan (talk) 17:03, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Dear Philippe,

What do you think of implementing a system that automatically notifies users when their IPs are checked? Something like the notification you received for my posting at your talk page, only so much more important for that person's privacy and security, and which incidentally might also help prevent abuse.

Thanks for your consideration!, DanielTom (talk) 22:36, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Well, I'm not a checkuser - I only do checks in the context of staff work - but for my purposes, I can see some instances where it would be bad, or illegal. For instance, if we get a court order, they're occassionally accompanied by a gag order, telling us to provide evidence and not to disclose what we've done for some period. Such a tool would be in violation of that order. But Checkusers are really the right people to ask. :) Philippe (WMF) (talk) 22:46, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
I will respond to this query on the user's page, as having a response on a highly viewed page is not something that would do to someone.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:17, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Staffers again locking personal account[edit]

This is now the third time that a staffer locks a personal account in the course of locking WMF accounts for people no longer employed by the foundation. I'd like to request that in future, such locks only be made by experienced member of the LCA team, such as yourself or James Alexander. It seems clear that some of the more junior people are not trained enough to do the job properly. See User talk:JTrias (WMF). Snowolf How can I help? 23:08, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

As the staffer has chosen to remove the discussion from his/her discussion page, here's the diff. Snowolf How can I help? 23:37, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi Snowolf; I've weighed in to the stewards list on this, but I believe that she made the correct decision here. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 00:29, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Update: I've now gotten confirmation that it's a personal account - I've unlocked it. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 00:39, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Lista de correo de bibliotecarios Wikipedia en español[edit]

Hola, Philippe. Te escribo porque necesitamos ayuda con el manejo de la lista de bibliotecarios (biblio-es-l@lists.wikimedia.org). En este momento hay un solo usuario que administra la lista (es:Platonides) y la comunidad de biblios que hacen uso de esta herramienta ha pedido que se aumente el número de administradores. En julio de 2013 se postularon 3 usuarios:

Todavía estamos esperando que le den los permisos. Yo personalmente le escribí a Platonides informándole sobre los nuevos administradores, no he obtenido respuesta. Ya hemos esperado mucho tiempo, es por esto que te escribo ¿hay forma de dar esos permisos a otros usuarios? ¿puedes hacerlo tú?. Gracias y saludos, Laura Fiorucci (talk) 20:40, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

I translate: "Hi Philippe, I am writing you because we need help with the manage of admins email lists (biblios-es-l@list.wikimedia.org). At the moment only one user manage it ((es:Platonides)) and the community of admins who do use of this tool request the increase of numbers of listadmins. On July 2013 three users offers to do it:

We are waiting yet that anyone give them the permissions. I write to Platonides to inform about the new listadmins but he doesn't answer me. We are waiting to much time, so I'm writing to you. Can you give the permissions to other users. Thanks!!! Laura Fiorucci (talk) 20:40, 16 February 2014 (UTC)"

Best Regards!!! Esteban (talk) 21:13, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

I have been posponing it for a long time, wanting to do it the right way (and I thank Laura for her periodical reminders). I will try to move this along during this week. Platonides (talk) 21:42, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Laura, I'm actually traveling shortly to head to a conference. However, I'm sensitive to the fact that you've been waiting a while. Luckily, it looks like Platonides is going to be able to get that done for you shortly. If it's not done by Wednesday, please let me know, and I"ll get it done then. Thanks. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 05:12, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Philippe: It's Thursday and remains unresolved the issue reported by Laura. Greetings. BetoCG (talk) 01:21, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
BetoCG, please email me a list of email addresses to add, and I'll do so. My address is philippe{at}wikimedia.org. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 10:17, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Philippe: Done. Greetings. BetoCG (talk) 20:34, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Hola, Philippe. Todavía Platonides no ha entregado la clave. Ahora envió un examen con 14 preguntas a BetoCG, Esteban y -jem- y ellos deben responder¡!. Estoy muy molesta con esto y así se lo dije a Platonides: esa lista no es de su propiedad, no la quiere entregar o que?. Entiendo que Platonides desee seguridad pero ya esto es demasiado. Laura Fiorucci (talk) 19:57, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
(My translation of Laura's post:) Hello, Philippe. Platonides still hasn't given the key. He has now sent a test with 14 questions to BetoCG, Esteban and -jem- and they must answer! I'm very upset about this and so I told Platonides: this list is not his property, does he not want to give it or what? I understand that Platonides desires security but this is too much. DanielTom (talk) 21:07, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi Philippe. Platonides is applying own rules to a list that is not owned. I don't doubt of his good intentions, but this doesn't seem adequate. We would appreciate that you can resolve this issue definitively. Thank you. Best regards, Bernard (talk) 20:09, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Ya tenemos la clave :) ¡por fin!. Gracias y saludos desde Venezuela. Laura Fiorucci (talk) 01:23, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Philippe: To me no one has given me the password. On the other hand, Esteban sent us an email saying that is incorrect. So, I request the password reset and sent to us by private message. Thanks. BetoCG (talk) 03:56, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Philippe, all is solved by now, no need to reset. Platonides sent us the password in a somewhat cryptic (and NSA-safe?) way, and Beto didn't notice at first. Some emails later, it has been explained. Thanks for offering your help with this and sorry for leaving so many messages :). -jem- (talk) 12:41, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Special:Diff/7523042[edit]

Was this edit intentional? PiRSquared17 (talk) 05:07, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Nope, an accident. I thought it had saved, but when I got back to my browser, it looked like I hadn't, so I saved. Evidently twice. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 05:13, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

TOU on paid editing[edit]

I'm surprised no one has stopped by to ask you about your proposed change in the TOU. Is this on the agenda of the next meeting? Can you perhaps provide some detail as to what the process is? Also: Can anyone, such as a little mouse like me, make a proposal to the board on changing the TOU? Thanks, Coretheapple (talk) 20:56, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Hello Coretheapple, the Terms of Use proposal was prepared by the Legal and Community Advocacy Team at the Wikimedia Foundation, and it may be submitted to the Board for final approval after community discussion. The process is based on Section 16 in the Terms of Use. Thanks! Stephen LaPorte (WMF) (talk) 23:07, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Quite. As Stephen points out, it's not my proposal. It's proposed by the WMF Legal and Community Advocacy team, of which I am but one member. I was just the guy who did the original wikification there. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 10:59, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi there - the best place to comment is on the talk page of the amendment proposal. I'll move your comment there, if that's okay. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 04:09, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Ping[edit]

Hi Philippe. I guess you missed my ping. Could you please look at this? Regards, Trijnsteltalk 13:17, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

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Phillipe - Please remember that any type of paid contribution for information would completely distort Wiki information - Imagine if Hitler paid to have someone say he was for the good guys!! Do not do this - stress you need contributions!! unsigned comment by Ncmcdonald (talk) 03:50, 3 March 2014‎ (UTC)

Phillipe, if you are getting paid by Wikimedia Foundation for this editing and "refactoring" activity, even if just reimbursement of expenses, perhaps you had better post a disclosure.--50.150.47.64 21:49, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

First, the new amendment has not been approved yet. But even so, I am in compliance with that amendment, because my user page discloses my affiliation. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 21:52, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Non-compliant sites[edit]

Just wondering, since Non-compliant site coordination is inactive, where would I normally go to report to the WMF legal team about external sites not complying with our Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike and GNU Free Documentation License copyright guidelines? In particular, English Wikivoyage has the page Wikivoyage:Non-compliant redistribution which instructs users to place reports onto the corresponding talkpage here, but there does not seem to be an obvious mechanism in place for dealing with such requests. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 11:03, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Request for feedback on my GSoC'14 proposal[edit]

Hi Philippe,

I am planning to work on the project titled "Tools for mass migration of legacy translated wiki content" this summer under Google Summer of Code. I have drafted a proposal for the same over the past few weeks. This project is going to help the translation adminstrators like you in a great way, as it would completely automate the tedious manual task of preparing a page for translation and then importing the translations into the Translate extension. You can check the proposal page for detailed information on how I plan to accomplish this.

As you would be an end user of this tool, it would be great if you could go through the proposal and provide feedback/suggestions. Your feedback would definitely help me improve the proposal as well help in creating an even better tool. You can do the same on the discussion page of the proposal or reply here, whichever is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

P.S: I need to submit the proposal to Google by March 19, 2014.

BPositive (talk) 13:24, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi BPositive, I thank you for taking on this interesting task. Unfortunately, I won't have time to review prior to your deadline, but I'm asking that James Alexander take a look for me. Thanks. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:47, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
That's fine. I had infact requested James to review it as well. Looking forward to hearing from James. BPositive (talk) 19:45, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Annual Plan employee participation[edit]

Hi Philippe, this might cause chain-of-command issues, but I would be interested in hearing questions and comments from WMF employees about the Annual Plan in addition to them responding to questions from community members. Do current employees feel that their needs will be met in the next plan? Are there any significant over-resourcing or under-resourcing issues? I hope that the Cs worked on these issues with their departments before the plan draft went public in which case WMF employees might have little to add, but I am interested in encouraging public participation from everyone, and that includes employees. Would it be ok to specifically ask for their comments through a post on Wikimedia-l, or to ask Sue to invite them to post their comments? I would like to invite public employee participation in a way that is respectful of the work that Sue and the Cs have already done while inviting insights from everywhere in the org. Thanks, --Pine 05:45, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

@Pine: I obviously can only speak for myself, but the reason that I have not publicly commented on the plan is, quite simply, I have nothing to say. My boss solicited my input into the plan, and I'm satisfied with it. I don't feel like I need to comment on the work of other teams because I trust them to know what they need. I think you'll find my feelings here to be fairly representative of the opinions of other staff. We're not a "quiet" staff - when we have something to say, we say it. But when we're silent, I think it's typically safe to assume that silence = assent. Because when we don't assent, we're noisy.  :-)
With that said, if you really feel that there are WMF staffers who are waiting for an invite to contribute, I think something phrased similarly to what you left here for me would probably be a decent answer. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 09:04, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks. By the way, do you always check your email for budget questions at 2 AM on holiday weekends? ;) --Pine 06:13, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Hallo[edit]

Hi, Philippe, i just wanna say that you're doing just great. Please accept my regard :) Okkisafire (talk) 01:50, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Please pardon my delay in responding, and thank you for your kind words. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 10:54, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Organizational development[edit]

Hi Philippe, I've added a category for Organizational development here on meta. Is there someone who is a knowledgeable point of contact who might look this over? Djembayz (talk) 00:17, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Hey Djembayz, Philippe is on vacation but who you really want is Anna Stillwell who has a lot of experience in the area and is leading the charge in the WMF. I'll ask her to take a look tomorrow at the office. Jalexander--WMF 07:53, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

New ED's account[edit]

Which one is the actual account of Lila Tretikov? Lilatretikov (talk · contribs), LilaTretikov (talk · contribs) or Lila-Tretikov (talk · contribs) ? Or all of these accounts? --Glaisher [talk] 04:36, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Lila's official username is LilaTretikov (talk · contribs). We registered a number of potential doppelgängers at the time of her announcement, but that is the actual account. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 04:42, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Back from vacation[edit]

I boldly removed the header on this talk page since I believe we have passed May 5. Everyone needs to know that you're back to your usual 70 hour work weeks. ;) --Pine 06:49, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Foiled again! Thanks.  :) Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 07:49, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Please test the new feature Special:PageMigration[edit]

As a Google Summer of Code Intern, I have been working on the Mass Migration tools project for Wikimedia. We are now ready with a minimal working product. The tool helps translators and translation administrators import the old translations into the Translate Extension.

An instance of the same has been set up on labs. You can find some useful instructions on the main page.

Please test the tool and report bugs/suggestions using the link provided on the main page itself. You can have a look at the tracking bug to check already reported bugs.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Cheers. BPositive (talk) 14:33, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

StewardScript[edit]

Hello Philippe. I updated your common.js page to the latest version of StewardScript. This is mainly to enable automatic updates, but it also includes a few fixes. If you notice any problems or have questions, let me know! :) —Pathoschild 04:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Staff Accounts[edit]

Do you know if there is any plans to add the new staff account policy to wmf:Policies#Board and staff members? Zellfaze (talk) 19:05, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

There are not any such plans, currently. The old one wasn't there either, so this would be consistent. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 20:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)