User talk:ASengupta (WMF)

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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, ASengupta (WMF). Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 01:15, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Hindi translation of your message "Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year"[edit]

आने वाले वर्ष में विकिमीडिया दान के दस लाख से अधिक डॉलर तय करने में मदद करें
Wikimedia Foundation RGB logo with text.svg

नमस्कार,

जैसा कि आप में से कई जानते हैं, विकिमीडिया ट्रस्टीस बोर्ड ने हाल ही में उस प्रणाली में महत्वपूर्ण तब्दीलियाँ शुरू की हैं जिससे की विकिमीडिया आंदोलन के भीतर धनराशी वितरित किया जा रही है। इसी के हिस्से के तौर पर, एक नयी समुदाय के नेतृत्व वाली फंड प्रसार समिति (Funds Dissemination Committee- FDC) अभी स्थापित की जा रही है। २०१२-१३ में पहले से ही अपनी सिफारिशें से फाउंडेशन, अध्याय और अन्य पात्र संस्थाओं के बीच १० लाख से अधिक अमेरिकी डॉलर के वितरण के बारे में इस समिति के निर्णय मार्गदर्शन करेंगे।

इस समय सात सक्षम, जानकार और भरोसेमंद समुदाय के सदस्यों को प्रारंभिक फंड प्रसार समिति के लिए स्वयंसेवक के रूप में आवश्यकता है। यह सितंबर से अपना काम शुरू करने की सम्भावना है। इसके अलावा, एक समुदाय के एक सदस्य को फंड प्रसार समिति की प्रक्रिया के लिए लोकपाल के तौर पर भी मांग है। यदि आप समिति में शामिल होने में रुचि रखते हैं, तो स्वयंसेवकों के लिए आमंत्रण को पढ़ें। नामांकन १५ अगस्त को बंद करने की योजना बनाई गयी है।

अनसूया सेनगुप्ता, निर्देशक, विश्व अध्यन अथवा दानवित्रण, विकिमीडिया फाउंडेशन. (हिन्दी अनुवाद:Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:41, 23 July 2012 (UTC).)

I wanted to give you a Barnstar![edit]

FDC special barnstar

This is to recognize your hard work on the first round of the FDC! Thanks!

Jan-Bart (talk) 19:23, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Just to add my thanks here, and to repeat that I'm really proud of you! Patricio.lorente (talk) 01:36, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you both - for this, and all else! --ASengupta (WMF) (talk) 02:42, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Stray thoughts[edit]

WP 1.0 ~ Lem's Cyberiad

uncertainty is useful in moderation... certainty has its own attraction.

Whatever the context, I wholeheartedly endorse the Cyberiad recommendation! Asaf Bartov (WMF Grants) talk 18:58, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Terminology update[edit]

Dear Anasuya, I just noticed your addition of the new term "Wikimedia Project and Event Grants Program (formerly known as the Wikimedia Grants Program)". I took the liberty of updating all occurrences in that section. Please revert if I've got it wrong.

I wasn't sure if many readers will understand that "advance planning" is in opposition to "opportune". Took me a while to figure it out. Tony (talk) 21:00, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks as always, Tony! We did think about whether to make the change throughout the text (given the status of the Framework as a critical foundational document) and decided against it, but on reflection, I think you're right: making all the name changes is useful, since it's also a foundational _reference_ document. :-)
And re vocabulary, in this case, we were thinking of 'opportune' as referring to events that are important to the entire movement, and potentially seizing opportunities that may not have been planned for in chapters' annual plans. Our test case will be WMConf, since the discussion on who hosts it is currently ongoing. However, we do hope that events like WMConf - more recurring than singular opportunities - will be planned well in advance from now out. So the two phrases are not necessarily meant to be in opposition to each other. Thanks again, ASengupta (WMF) (talk) 21:23, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

IRC log formatting[edit]

Re this: You may want to format it like other IRC logs, i.e. with <pre>. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:03, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, PiRSquared17! I just could *not* remember the syntax (I tried <p> :-)). Much appreciation. ASengupta (WMF) (talk) 17:58, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

Idea Lab
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Hello, ASengupta (WMF)! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1700 UTC
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1700 UTC

Hope to see you there!

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Request for information about GAC revamp[edit]

Hi Anasuya, I have heard that GAC is getting a revamp. May I request an overview of what is happening, either on Wikimedia-l or during the July metrics meeting? Thanks, --Pine 07:04, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Pine, it's still in process, so once we and the GAC sign off on it, we'll be sure to offer an overview of what it means. Essentially, we're streamlining processes, making sure the GAC has what it needs to function well, and be part of an integrated strategy across our different committees around the impact of our grants. thanks! ASengupta (WMF) (talk) 14:58, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Removal of off-topic comments[edit]

I have dealt with this; please see my edit summary for my explanation of my actions. You can also ask Meta administrators to deal with off-topic comments if you feel that doing so yourself would put WMF in a difficult position. --Pine 08:51, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Pine, please do not edit comments that are made in official staff capacity by WMF staff without checking without those staff members first, as we are likely to have clear rationale for what we've done. In this case, as we want to ensure civility on these pages, our protocol (in the past, and what we followed here too) has been to retain the first instance of off-topic comments so that people do understand our unequivocal position on it, and then delete any additional comments. I understand others (including you) may have different views on this, but this was the strategy WMIL was also comfortable with. thanks, ASengupta (WMF) (talk) 02:30, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
I'll add that I think any reversions now may simply cause more distress, which would be unhelpful, so I'll leave your edit. But I would request you, again, to check with WMF staff before you edit their official comments on an issue. thanks, ASengupta (WMF) (talk) 02:35, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Anasuya, thanks for your comments. I have needed to think about your response because I found it surprising in a few ways. I am drafting a reply off-wiki which I hope to finalize and post here tomorrow. I wanted you to know that I saw your comment, and my delay in responding is because I'm still thinking and drafting. Thanks for your patience. --Pine 08:45, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Anasuya, following up on this, I have some more complicated thoughts from a community perspective, but rather than get into those right now, let me say that I understand where you're coming from. In the future I will check with staff before removing sections that include staff comments on grants talk pages. Thanks, --Pine 21:03, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Pine, many thanks for your understanding on this! There are many different ways to work on and signal the need for cultural change in communities, but do know that staff are doing their best to ensure a reasoned, respectful and well-rounded response at all times. Often after off-wiki conversations with the folks who are affected, such as WMIL in this case. Thanks for checking with staff before removing official comments, ASengupta (WMF) (talk) 18:52, 8 November 2014 (UTC)