Hello, I am Samuel Klein, wikipedian, linguaphile, and
inclusionist. I am currently working on a national digital library, and at a "purpose of the Internet" research group. I recently directed outreach and community content for a global education project. I am a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Currently working on
Matchery to help groups improving the open Internet find legal help in all jurisdictions. 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 To contact me:
My talkpage · (Skype) meta.sj <at> gmail · +1 617 529 4266 · metasj
Thoughts on Current movement roles / fundraising / Chapter-WMF discussions
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:
03:32, 23 May 2017 Wikimedia CEE Spring 2017/Structure/Statistics/Tatarstan ( hist) [30,386 bytes] Botik ( talk | contribs)
03:31, 23 May 2017 Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/People/lfn ( hist) [3,861 bytes] 126.96.36.199 ( talk) ( Tags: Mobile edit, Mobile web edit)
03:00, 23 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Funds Dissemination Committee/Call for candidates/hi ( hist) [3,648 bytes] SGill (WMF) ( talk | contribs)
02:59, 23 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Funds Dissemination Committee/Questions/Submitted/1/hi ( hist) [1,182 bytes] SGill (WMF) ( talk | contribs)
02:59, 23 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson/Questions/Submitted/1/hi ( hist) [1,183 bytes] SGill (WMF) ( talk | contribs)
02:58, 23 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson/Questions/hi ( hist) [1,319 bytes] SGill (WMF) ( talk | contribs)
02:58, 23 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Funds Dissemination Committee/Questions/hi ( hist) [1,319 bytes] SGill (WMF) ( talk | contribs)
02:34, 23 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation website ( hist) [2,051 bytes] GVarnum-WMF ( talk | contribs)
02:13, 23 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Updates/Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections/hi ( hist) [8,291 bytes] SGill (WMF) ( talk | contribs)
22:57, 22 May 2017 Tech/News/2017/21/en-gb ( hist) [2,273 bytes] DejaVu ( talk | contribs)
22:45, 22 May 2017 Tech/News/2017/21/fa ( hist) [2,807 bytes] DejaVu ( talk | contribs)
21:32, 22 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Updates/Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections/de ( hist) [4,908 bytes] JSutherland (WMF) ( talk | contribs)
20:33, 22 May 2017 Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Cycle 2/fi ( hist) [6,158 bytes] Teromakotero ( talk | contribs)
19:45, 22 May 2017 PetScan/fr ( hist) [17,384 bytes] Pamputt ( talk | contribs)
19:44, 22 May 2017 Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Updates/Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections/ru ( hist) [6,747 bytes] Stjn (WMF) ( talk | contribs)
19:44, 22 May 2017 Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Cycle 2/Reach/ja ( hist) [3,112 bytes] Omotecho ( talk | contribs)
19:26, 22 May 2017 Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 2/Summary 11th to 21st May ( hist) [22,265 bytes] NahidSultan (WMF) ( 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 ]
. 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
Deleted pages to watch :
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 here:
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...
(general note :