Eye of Freedom
Welcome to my page! I am Samuel Klein, wikipedian, linguaphile, and
inclusionist. I am currently working on platforms for community-owned publishing of research and data. In the past I worked on a national digital library, at a "purpose of the Internet" research group, directed part of a global education project, and served as a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. Currently summarizing some cross-wiki thoughts + conversations about project + community design as .
Welcome to my userpage
Currently working on matchmaking people with ideas. My writing background consists of a few journals and newsletters, doggerel on the back of exams, broadsheets on telephone poles, philosophical
essays, and marked-up drafts of [others'] texts in red and blue. My academic background includes physics, mathematics, algorithms and language. In the Wikiverse: you can find me on the English Wikipedia, and occasionally on Wikibooks, Wiktionary (see also mod-wiktionary), the OLPC wiki, and some smaller language wikis: Nahuatl and Swahili. Currently taking collab notes on Hypothesis XXX - synchrony across annotation systems for all sorts of knowledge (e.g., via hypothes.is and open annotation).
User:Sj/peer | Challenges | Federated knowledge | Design chats To contact me: My talkpage · (Skype) meta.sj <at> gmail · +1 617 529 4266 · metasj Movement thoughts on roles / fundraising / Chapter-WMF discussions | North American Wikimedians
Wikipedia Zero | International grantmaking and US Executive Order 13224
If you need assistance: I also help monitor edits to smaller projects. Please leave me a message or request.
17 new pages on meta:
02:08, 22 September 2023 Turkic Wikimedia Conference 2023/he ( hist | edit) [2,561 bytes] Geagea ( talk | contribs)
00:44, 22 September 2023 Tech/News/2023/39/en ( hist | edit) [2,505 bytes] FuzzyBot ( talk | contribs)
23:21, 21 September 2023 WikiIndaba 2023/Microfunding/Wikimedia fan club in Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State ( hist | edit) [6,826 bytes] Bembety ( talk | contribs) Tag: Visual edit: Switched
22:15, 21 September 2023 Reduslim Хапчета За Отслабване - Ключът Към Перфектна Фигура И Здравословен Начин На Живот ( hist | edit) [5,134 bytes] 126.96.36.199 ( talk) Tag: New article without categories or templates
19:50, 21 September 2023 Wikimedia Foundation website/el ( hist | edit) [12,087 bytes] KonVog ( talk | contribs)
19:45, 21 September 2023 Abstract Wikipedia/Updates/2023-09-20/el ( hist | edit) [6,337 bytes] KonVog ( talk | contribs)
19:35, 21 September 2023 GLAM Wiki 2023/Travel/el ( hist | edit) [8,445 bytes] KonVog ( talk | contribs)
19:34, 21 September 2023 GLAM Wiki 2023/Location/el ( hist | edit) [12,056 bytes] KonVog ( talk | contribs)
19:34, 21 September 2023 GLAM Wiki 2023/el ( hist | edit) [4,236 bytes] KonVog ( talk | contribs)
19:16, 21 September 2023 Reduslim: Изгубете Излишните Килограми Лесно И Бързо Засега Само С Мненията На Българска Майка ( hist | edit) [5,819 bytes] 188.8.131.52 ( talk) Tag: New article without categories or templates
17:40, 21 September 2023 Main Page/bcc ( hist | edit) [4,839 bytes] Moshtank ( talk | contribs)
16:58, 21 September 2023 Abstract Wikipedia/Wiki of functions naming contest/More proposals/de ( hist | edit) [10,843 bytes] Ameisenigel ( talk | contribs)
16:50, 21 September 2023 Abstract Wikipedia/Updates/2023-09-20/en ( hist | edit) [5,506 bytes] FuzzyBot ( talk | contribs)
14:16, 21 September 2023 Wikimedia URL Shortener/vi ( hist | edit) [5,528 bytes] Mạnh An ( talk | contribs)
13:53, 21 September 2023 GLAM Wiki 2023/Location/es ( hist | edit) [9,596 bytes] Paula (WDU) ( talk | contribs)
13:51, 21 September 2023 Chaima Bachiri Chiki ( hist | edit) [180 bytes] Chaima Bachiri Chiki ( talk | contribs)
Thoughts [ edit ] News : revisited. Managing translations for Wikimedia projects is being Long-term strategy discussed and planned with some vigor | , a book on How Wikipedia Works using Wikipedia from nostarch press (with cameos by the sister projects) | LSS revived! | coralline ideas for generalized message-distribution : a way around the 100- mailing-list coordination problem. | Pimp your edits! | Mailing lists/cleanup
Interesting : Modern translation and coordination @ the Embassy, pages linked from Requests. A new Stewards noticeboard. A new Main page? Level activity across request types, improve feedback for uses of Special:CentralAuth, improve [[Help:]] pages about cross-wiki special pages/tools.
New contributor objections
FDC complaint mid-2015 without clear timeline for response?
Fun : SJ Klein with Wikipedian Guy, reprises of old sidefeatures... like interviews with Ward Cunningham and Wikimedia Quarto Larry Lessig.
Pressworthy pages : User:Sj/PR
Village Pumps: ar, da, de, eo, es, fr, it, ja, nl, sv, zh, bab
Projects [ edit ]
A cheerful logo variant Strategy : w:User:John_Carter/Opinions (2009), 2015?
Top of the desk (see also Active projects Project map) | Wikiproject group, Digitizing and Translation with MW... Digest / on en: | Annonces | MP
elian excellence: Incoming tech requests | Wikipedia languages
meta-slimming: Historical Wikipedia pages | , statistics on en:
old pages to slim:
The importance of being Wikipedia, ... older budget thoughts :
Long term plans communication models :
the Why Give blog Mania over time
Deleted pages to watch : <empty>
WMF events future: (see
Board agenda; other agenda; &c. Last 2 quarters' planning unexpectedly light; energy drawn into private channels)
WMF events past:
WMF.org chat, #wm, Sat July 24
| Vereins-Chat, #wm.de, Fri July 30 | Wikimania, August 2005
WM News, Sept 10+. | W-News | M:HP | Babel/ Babylon
21 fahrplan, Dec 26-28
Status, Thoughts [ edit ] The Dao of Wiki * Quirks of int'l grantmaking
Resolved, that ...
WMPH - why did these stop being shared on Meta? Cross-wiki links needed.
I am thinking of ways to
improve key sites:
Wikimedia website (, Main, Fundraising, GFDL) http://www.wikimedia.org redirection page improve key meta pages:
( Goings-on t), ( Meta:Babel t, Interorg relations.) move
meta-discussions to meta:, from en: and other subprojects. improve community:
/ multilingualism translation across WM, nuanced interactions with new users, playful
trolls, nascent vandals, non-editor readers; article validation meshed ideas, empirics, and [pre]conceived notions relating to community infrastruture, vision-building,
interaction, insight and insanity, ... unify discussion:
within power structures WM and across WP-instances ( covering ) Ver ein/ Wreader and es: split issues as well as the mundane help propose new projects:
Wikifamily, Wikinews, Pa/Pr/Fu, Media, Prufing, Review... design a few
feature improvements help people who
reuse wikimedia content recognize the projects the content came from help others and future selves
see what I see share test writing and wiki work
Topics belonging uniquely
Other Topics [ edit ]
Structure [ edit ]
+ Developer committee, Finance committee, Editor committee, PR committee -- for helping to coordinate and divide labor in those key areas.
+ Translation crew for discussing and processing multilingual issues; translation, communication, official languages, &c.
+ Press Corps for handling press IDs, contacting major events, getting exclusive interviews and photoshoots. See also Wikews.
+ Other groups to plan for Grants, Collateral, Legal issues, Outreach/User groups, Publicity, Print issues, Partnerships.
Overviews [ edit ]
+ WM-wide mesh (' organization chart', ' project map', ' topic map', ' discussion counter', ' Wikipedia languages')
Toolchain [ edit ]
+ My MediaWiki feature requests
+ Division of labor requests
+ (c): Jamesday on #wp, en:Wikipedia:Copyright...
+ Chapters: Verein, Association, EO chapter in France...
+ New pages, Article validation, villi...