Communication Projects Group/Meetings/2007-04-25
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-->seanw` (n=swhitton <ta> wikimedia/sean-whitton) has joined #wikimedia-cpg <loco085> :D -->Wiki_Blue (n=WikiRock <ta> wikimedia/wikiblue) has joined #wikimedia-cpg <symode09> next tome you can wake up at 4am <seanw`> Hey all. <symode09> heya! <loco085> hi seanw :) <seanw`> (ignore my other nick for now) <loco085> and hi Wiki_Blue <Wiki_Blue> brb.... :) <Wiki_Blue> start without me <Wiki_Blue> 5 secs <seanw`> Alright then... let's wait a few mins for anyone else... <seanw`> Hey loco085 <loco085> oki :) -->Martinp23|Away is now known as Martinp23 <Martinp23> :) <symode09> Hello :) <bastique> omgomg they showed up <symode09> wow <symode09> amazing <Martinp23> hi symode09 <symode09> Heya :D <seanw`> Okay, well, I'll begin with an apology... <seanw`> I've been extremely inactive wrt to comproj (and Wikimedia in general) due to extreme amounts of school work :\ <seanw`> martinp23: btw I got my ICT coursework mark - 163/168 :D <seanw`> However, I've been tring to continue co-ordinator duties rather than particular projects. <Wiki_Blue> o <Wiki_Blue> o <Wiki_Blue> , nsvl <Martinp23> :O :D - well done :). I'm finishing off my user guide just now... <Martinp23> Procrastination is so fun! <seanw`> martinp23: we never had to do that :O <seanw`> wiki_blue: ? <Wiki_Blue> sorry..meant to type i'm back <Martinp23> seanw`: Are you doing AQA A? <seanw`> np <seanw`> martinp23: edexcel.. but let's take this to pm :P <seanw`> What has everyone else been up to? <symode09> Sleep <symode09> or at least, lack of it <seanw`> :D <symode09> :D =-= bastique is now known as cary_on_phone <cary_on_phone> sorry all <cary_on_phone> older fellow <cary_on_phone> chatty <loco085> :P <seanw`> Have fun cary.. <seanw`> Okay, so what have people been up to with regard to comproj? ;P <CraigSpurrier> I have been working some on the presslist <seanw`> Ah yes, the presslist. <loco085> me too <seanw`> For things like that I think that we really ought to have a wiki. <symode09> When you talk about the press, do you mean local or reuters? seanw`> wiki_blue: do you think we could ask for one? I could handle the campaign to the developers etc, but what do you think? <Wiki_Blue> the problem with a wiki <Wiki_Blue> is that this will eventually be uploaded ot <Wiki_Blue> our fundraising program.....that allows you a) to access and do searches <Wiki_Blue> and send out press release in a more effecient manner <Wiki_Blue> so has to be in excel/database format <Wiki_Blue> to be uploaded...this is only temporary =-= cary_on_phone is now known as bastique <Wiki_Blue> the new system kicks ass <Wiki_Blue> and we can give people different access <Wiki_Blue> (internet accessible) <Wiki_Blue> I apologize if its difficult ... i know it is a bit hard <CraigSpurrier> It would be nice if we could have it be in an alphabetical order. Can Google docs sort? <Platonides> WMF uses an excel-database system? :O <Wiki_Blue> (when you guys are ready...i have another project) <Wiki_Blue> YES! it can <loco085> hi Platonides :) <Wiki_Blue> hold on looking it up <Platonides> hi loco085 <symode09> you can sort in excell (if that is what you wanted) <seanw`> A wiki can be searched! <seanw`> But yeah, I see what you mean :) <symode09> wow <Platonides> you have sortable on wiki ;) <bastique> <--- needs a press release for wikibooks <loco085> i get in contact with some latinamerican media, Wiki_Blue <Wiki_Blue> thats awesome....let me tell you..our list is quite small right now <Wiki_Blue> but it brings results <seanw`> Okay then, bastique, how about you post that to our mailing list? <Wiki_Blue> the .05 release..... <bastique> okay <Wiki_Blue> for example, got covered by bcc and AP <Wiki_Blue> so GOOD job y'all <seanw`> I assume they are American? <Wiki_Blue> BBC? <Wiki_Blue> sorry. <Wiki_Blue> bbc and associated press <symode09> you gor reuters? <seanw`> Oh bbc, groovy. * seanw` likes the bbc as they do DOCTOR WHO which is the best thing on TV right now. <seanw`> Exterminate! <symode09> *shivers* <bastique> \o/ <bastique> "TO BE CONTINUED" <symode09> good riddance <symode09> so... <seanw`> "They always survive, and I lose everything..." <symode09> what is happening with video wikinews + the production <seanw`> "You had to start killing!" * seanw` shuts up about dr who and gets back to wmf :) <symode09> :) <symode09> so, what about video wikinews (the only thing I do) <seanw`> wiki_blue: you know about this one? <Wiki_Blue> no I don't <Wiki_Blue> what is going on? <CraigSpurrier> I doubt Wikinews has anywhere near enough people to support it <Wiki_Blue> you know CRAIG! <symode09> I have the facilities + skill to produce + edit the video edition but.... <Wiki_Blue> you just reminded me of something! <CraigSpurrier> Audio Wikinews has been very slow going and it takes a lot less then video <Wiki_Blue> the New York times magazine......is doing a story on how wikipedia is a great source for current news <Wiki_Blue> covering Viriginia massacre, 911 etc <Wiki_Blue> maybe you could talk to them abuot wikinews <Wiki_Blue> and say yes, wikipedia is good...but we also have this project going on <Wiki_Blue> Would you be open to talking to the reporter?? <seanw`> Ooo good idea <CraigSpurrier> That would be great Wikinews does not get nearly enough coverage <CraigSpurrier> sure <Wiki_Blue> whats your email? <Wiki_Blue> so I can email him/you right now <CraigSpurrier> craig <at> craigweb <dot> net <symode09> we were gonna make out pilot on wikinews about the virginia tech but, we are waiting for someone who could interview <loco085> some Brazilian newspapers talk about the Virginia Tech and the efficiency of Wikipedia <seanw`> I think video stuff if very difficult on a voluntary basis, basically. <symode09> we should cross promote more <symode09> IN ALL THE WIKI'S <symode09> oops, caps <loco085> symode09: is difficult make videos? <symode09> so, have an ad in wikipedia about wikinews <symode09> no, I can make vids easily <symode09> I made the opener in about 45 mins <symode09> simple interviews etc can be done very fast <jtico> This remainds me <jtico> Will be video coverage at Wikimania? <symode09> ooooh! <symode09> if someone is filming there, if they can put the vids on the net, I can edit them together within 30 minutes <seanw`> jtico: I think so <jtico> Cos that would be a big source for editing, etc... <Wiki_Blue> yes, that would be awesome...I think the Taiwan team is working on that <seanw`> Perhaps we could liaise with them on that. <symode09> daily hilights <symode09> ? <Wiki_Blue> as I hear stuff, I will relate to you guys <Wiki_Blue> they are still planning, gathering stuff etc <jtico> seanw: Do you know how organized is this coverage porject? <jtico> sory <symode09> if you pay for my flights I'll go!!! :P <jtico> Wiki_Blue: How can we contact them? <loco085> symode09: and is possible to subtitle that videos then to other languages? <symode09> yeh <loco085> nice <symode09> but, I can't translate <symode09> very well <Wiki_Blue> as I sit here, I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to serve as the liaison between comproj and wikimania..there is a list serve,,but i dont' know how open it is <Wiki_Blue> let me investigage <Wiki_Blue> in the meanwhile, who wants to be the liaison? <Wiki_Blue> soI have someone ready...if its a possiblity <seanw`> jtic: I'm not sure I'm afraid <seanw`> Yes, who wants to be our Wikimania liaison? :) <Wiki_Blue> the listserve talks about other things...besides this aspect..but it would be good for someone on comproj to be ears for comproj <symode09> what do we do :s <symode09> I will do it if i know what to do! <Wiki_Blue> just require taking notes of going on....and when that topic comes up....participating <symode09> :s I'm out <Wiki_Blue> or I could just find out <Wiki_Blue> who is the contact at taiwan and put you in contac with them <Wiki_Blue> so they can keep you updated <seanw`> Right. <symode09> now, one thing which I personally can't get over, <jtico> I think symode09 should be more involved with the video stuf <seanw`> So, ComProj's Wikimania ears/contact person <seanw`> Who wants to do it? :) <CraigSpurrier> I could do it if no one else is going to volunteer :) <symode09> I can do the vid stuff - just one question... <loco085> my english is no so good... :( <Wiki_Blue> YES it is! <symode09> my englishk isn't <symode09> :P <seanw`> It's fine! <seanw`> Everyone here is fine! <seanw`> Defiantely foer an internal task like that. <jtico> It is not necessary to make the decision now <Wiki_Blue> I wish I spoke another language how you guys speak english <jtico> I think we can think about it <bastique> what am I missing? <Wiki_Blue> def. <jtico> and have an ansver next time <symode09> are we allowed to use a flash player as well as java for whe videos are uploaded? <Wiki_Blue> sounds good <CraigSpurrier> flash is nonfree and evil :) <symode09> ARGH! <loco085> lol <symode09> lol <jtico> Quicktime :P <symode09> Java isn't free (yet) <seanw`> heh <symode09> why don't we stop using it until it is free <seanw`> I think we ought to stick to open standards as far as we can. =-= bastique is now known as cary_on_phone <Wiki_Blue> (so just throwing this out there.....don't have to respond here..just email me..but does anyone want to be involved with another PR project promoting WikiProject Classroom coordination ) <seanw`> wiki_blue: haven't we got Lise on that? <symode09> I even have a flash prototype - http://members.iinet.net.au/~symode09/flv/stupidamericans.html <Wiki_Blue> yes sir. but we need people to spread the word, and I have to send out rpess release to academic journals, etc.) <loco085> WikiProject Classroom coordination, Wiki_Blue ? <symode09> wikiproject classroom??????? I don't know about it <Wiki_Blue> symode....Nothing happens when I open that link! <symode09> kk, ill fix it <Wiki_Blue> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:WPCC <Wiki_Blue> forget it I got it <symode09> the link http://members.iinet.net.au/~symode09/flv/stupidamericans.html does work - it might need to load - press play <Wiki_Blue> got it <symode09> k <symode09> kool =-= cary_on_phone is now known as bastique <seanw`> Oaky guys. <Wiki_Blue> dear lord..it hurts to watch this <seanw`> Do we have anything else to bring up? <jtico> Wiki_Blue: About the Classroom, perhaps you could send us more ifno to the email list <Wiki_Blue> yes sir. will do <jtico> :) <jtico> Well, I was thinking that now that there are more people in the project, it would be nice to have an agenda for the following meetings <symode09> i agree <Wiki_Blue> that would be nice <symode09> Wiki_Blue, how would we go about looking for someone, say in washington to do an interveiw? <Wiki_Blue> however, we are doing really well :) <Wiki_Blue> you guys rock <Wiki_Blue> what do you mean..... <symode09> I don't know how to find users in certain parts of the US to do interveiws <Wiki_Blue> you mean wikimedians? <symode09> for virginia tech massacres - no point in me interveiwing Australians about the massacre in the US <symode09> yeh <seanw`> Okay, a schedule for meetings sounds like a good idea. <Wiki_Blue> OHH you mean normal people <symode09> yeah <seanw`> jtico: want to post some ideas to the list? (I really ought to put some effort into that as co-ordinator) <Wiki_Blue> yes,thats the thing <Wiki_Blue> I want you guys to use comproj as well <jtico> seanw: shure <jtico> I will <Wiki_Blue> Symode...I will search for Normal people, right? <Wiki_Blue> but by all means send an email to comproj as well <symode09> yeah, thanks <symode09> when I need to find someone, no one responds (to me or admins) <Wiki_Blue> (remember alot of people on list that are not here) <CraigSpurrier> symode09: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Global_Networking/North_America is a good starting point for finding Wikinewsies <Wiki_Blue> kay guys..have to run..the techies are calling me <jtico> Wiki_Blue: I'll bothering you with some mails <symode09> ok, kool thanks! <symode09> kk <symode09> cya <Wiki_Blue> kay :) <jtico> Is that ok? <Wiki_Blue> YOU GUYS ROCK <Wiki_Blue> for real...honestly..i said it before but I love working with you guys <Wiki_Blue> sooo nice and effective :) <Wiki_Blue> bye <loco085> :) <jtico> Bye Wiki_Blue <loco085> bye Wiki_Blue <seanw`> Right then... let's close the meeting here. <symode09> Bye Wiki_Blu <seanw`> Night all. <symode09> cya |<-- seanw` has left irc.freenode.net ("Wow! What a great client! Bersirc 2.2 [ http://www.bersirc.org/ - Open Source IRC ]") <symode09> good riddance to bad rubbish :P <bastique> wheee... just got a senior into Wikibooks <jtico> bastique: ?