- 11 May 2011 and 25 May 2011
- Brox, I'm on the Ombudsman Commission now so I'm not using the checkuser tool except to investigate violations of the checkuser policy. You have contacted several other people so hopefully one of them can answer your concern or refer you to someone who can help. FloNight 21:30, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
request for help
hi.i sent a email for Ombudsman commission a few days ago. my username is : miladkhoshtip98 . how long it take the Ombudsman commission consider my request?
thank you--220.127.116.11 09:19, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
- Hi, we got your email. We are discussing it, and you should get an official reply back within the next few days, I think. FloNight 09:31, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
OK. thanks. i will wait for reply.--18.104.22.168 12:15, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
did you receive my new email? may i have your personal email address? thanks--Miladkhoshtip98 08:57, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
 There has been some talk about how a certain someone isn't as horribly abusive and untrustworthy as he actually is. I find the dissembling rather troubling. Ottava Rima (talk) 03:30, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Rotten in denmark, but I love denmark
I posted a small monologue elsewhere, but I wanted to drop you a line, because even though you don't know me, I of course know you, and I remember you from an earlier era of en wikipedia when we were mostly concerned with building the encyclopedia and so we mostly got along.
I'm taking the time to tell you-- I don't enjoy editing English Wikipedia anymore. I don't like the culture anymore. I don't like the constant fights, I don't like the incivility, I don't like the edit wars.
Most of all, I don't like being told "Because I Said So". I can't work for a boss that tells me "Because I said so", and I definitely can't bring myself to volunteer to work for one for free.
In the past year, or perhaps longer, Wikipedia has become more like Myspace. A common vision of working together is getting replaced by incivility and endless disputes.
Recently, this came into focus for me. I encountered a small group of EN users who have 'declared war' on fair-use images appear to be trying to delete as many of them as possible-- refusing to provide newbies with feedback on how to even use the upload process responsibly. Some, at least, openly admit they're not trying to improve the articles-- they seem driven by "video game dynamics", trying to rack up a score of who can keep the most fair-use images deleted.
At first I couldn't believe it was true, but as I go through the talk history, I see dozens upon dozens of cases of fair use being met with rudeness, incivility, apparently even intentional obfuscation. The people who have complained number not in the single digits but at least in the dozens, possibly more.
If you want to try to put a stop to it, you can find who they are easily enough. Instead, they have stopped me-- I don't want to edit anymore, I don't want to donate anymore, and after the way I was addressed by the radical-copyright-clique, I don't particularly want to be civil to them anymore either.
I spent six years uploading imagines and writing articles, and I left you all to protect it. I see kids pissing on everything we've done, I see them insulting newbies and oldies alike, and I see it happening no just to me, but to person after person after person.
You don't need to stop it on my account. I want Wikipedia to be The Gutenberg Bible-- right now, if my perceptions are representative, ENWikipedia is on track to being "That place that used to be cool and inspiring but now is so troll-filled that it's utterly dysfunctional". 'Myspace Syndrome'-- Wikipedia has a great lead, but nobody I know really enjoys writing for it anymore-- some write through the frustration, others just don't write at all anymore.
I'm telling people not to donate-- not because I don't want WMF to donate, but because the cultural situation is sufficiently bad that it's just throwing good money after bad to keep funding something that doesn't keep improving, and on the contrary, seems to be getting worse with time.
My two cents-- take it as the insight of an old wikisoul or dismiss it as the ramblings of a blocked troll. I suspect you'll recognize the difference.
Good luck in the year ahead. I justed wanted to write you to alert you that yes, ENWiki definitely has a problem so severe and utterly frustrating that it makes WP not worth editing, and that makes WMF not worth donating to, and THAT makes me very very sad.
Merry Christmas, wishing you sincere luck this donation season and in the year to come. Please try to find time to look into the problems surrounding incivil, rude, speed deletions of fair-use media on minor technicalities that could be remedied with simple explanation or assumption of good faith-- a group of people have not only turned vandalism into a video game-- they're winning, and our projects are losing. --Randomcommenter 08:12, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
Response to your comments
Thanks for comment on fellowship proposal
I added a reply to your comments and suggestions. Sorry for the delay, I was out on vacation for a bit. Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts/suggestions. Anya (talk) 13:18, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
Let's get the blogging party started!
Hi FloNight! Thank you for signing up to be a founding volunteer of the WikiWomen's Collaborative. I've started to draft ideas for blogs on meta, here! Feel free to chime in, and let's get this blogging party started! :) SarahStierch (talk) 00:06, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Can you advise how someone applies to join the FDC?
- This page explains the process. Membership FDC. The time for self nomination for this year has already closed. The next opportunity will be in 2013 when 2 seats are filled.
- "In 2013, in conjunction with the election for community-elected Board of Trustee seats, two FDC seats (the two seats not filled initially) will be filled via community election, bringing the total number of voting members of the FDC to nine. If there is attrition among the founding FDC prior to the 2013 elections, up to three of these seats would be filled by community-elected members of the FDC, to bring the total number of community-elected seats to five."
I wanted to give you a Barnstar!
This is to recognize your hard work on the first round of the FDC! Thanks!
- Thank you. I was thrilled to see the FDC get off the ground and meet the deadline. Loads of credit should go to the FDC Advisory Group for setting up a process that worked! FloNight (talk) 00:57, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi Sydney! I hope your New Years is going great. I hope you've had a chance to see the "newly renovated" WikiWomen's Collaborative! We've made the space easier to move around and find resources, events, and ways to get involved. As a founding member of the project I'd love to have you still involved! We've got all types of roles, such as blog writers and blog coordinators. I also understand you are very busy! I hope the project can flourish after my fellowship ends this month, as I'll step back to volunteering and it'll be up to volunteers like us to keep it fresh and focused on engaging women! I'll be reporting about the project on the 24th, and I can't wait to share the details with you (women are editing more!). I've babbled enough..but, I hope you'll stop by and check it out :) Also, I encourage you to make a profile for our page - you can now introduce yourself! Alright, talk to you later :) SarahStierch (talk) 23:35, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Wiki Project Med Foundation
Thank you for your interest in Wiki Project Med. We have created a non profit corporation in the state of New York to promote the aims of the Wikimedia Movement within the topic domain of medicine. This means we are and continue to promote the creation and release of "health care information in all languages" under an open license. This is being done primarily via speaking and collaborating with both individuals and organizations who share our goal. We are working on a number of collaborations already and are open to more ideas. We hope to be active globally and thus welcome all people who share these goals to join us. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:36, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
March Grants News
The Stethoscope: A Wiki Project Med Foundation Review (Issue 1)
Wiki Project Med Foundation (WPMEDF) was formally incorporated in New York as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is bold like Wikipedia's: Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all medical knowledge." That's what we're doing.
In this newsletter:
- Designing our logos and name: How and why we made them
- Creating Our Board: Who's involved and what they're doing
- Adding 70+ Interested members: Participants from all over the globe
- Furthering ongoing projects: Expanding exciting in many directions at once
- Proposing Wikimania presentations: Sign up for the talks that interest you
- Taking on on social media: Up and running with outreach (plus business cards!)
- Charting pathways for how you can help right now: a great list easy and important areas to contribute
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It's been a pleasure so far, and we have so much more to do. Wishing you happy Spring up North and pleasant Autumn down South.
Learning Pattern help
Hi! If you have some time, I would love your help in editing a learning pattern that I just created, which I know is near and dear to your own heart: Learning patterns/Fostering Affinity Groups. I thought you would probably have better ways of articulating the issue, and if you have any other links to point it to (I do reference your idea in the IdeaLab!), that would be great! :D Jwild (talk) 18:24, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics
Barnstar and a request for feedback
|Thank you for commenting on Individual Engagement Grant proposals during this recent round! We really appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts.
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Thanks again for your help,
Dear FloNight, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.
- Request for comment: Requests for comment/Superprotect rights
- An open letter about its implementation: Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer
Peteforsyth 09:14, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry sorry sorry!!! I'm so sorry but I missed your message on my Meta's user page (May, 27th 2014).
2014 was (it's!) a particularly challenging (and heavy) year for me.
FYI, mentioned you at Checkuser investigation request
Mentioned you at Steward_requests/Checkuser#Jimmy11234.40en.wikiquote with regards to possible sleeper sock accounts related to Request for Adminship by Kalki at en.wikiquote.
- Chronology summary at: q:User:Cirt/Kalki Restrictions
- Request for Adminship at: q:Wikiquote:Requests for adminship/Kalki (4th request)
Thank you for your attention to this matter,
Inspire Campaign Funding Committee
Hi FloNight. Thanks so much for signing up to participate on the Inspire Campaign Funding Committee! We really appreciate your support and willingness to share your time and expertise. We'd love to get your feedback this week on the funding page we've created for the campaign. Please post any questions/comments on the discussion page. If you can no longer serve on the committee or would like to contact me directly, please email at awang AT wikimedia DOT org. Thanks again! Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 20:23, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
I removed my name
I have removed my name from all the Inspire projects. I think a lot of them have potential, are good ideas and offer a good opportunity to make things better for the projects. Unfortunately, there is a clear bias to finding sexism whether it exists or not so I have no desire to participate in them. If they are going to be treated as though oppose votes and negative comments don't matter, which are important to project success BTW, I have no desire to be a part of them. You will find plenty of yes men and women out there who will be glad to slap their name on them and add them to their Wiki resume's but I am not one of them. I don't like being bullied into supporting bad projects so I won't participate in any of them. Reguyla (talk) 23:59, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Please fill out our Inspire campaign survey
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Community discussion on harassment reporting
There are many current proposals as part of the 2015 Inspire Campaign related to harassment management. I’ve created a page, Grants:IdeaLab/Community discussion on harassment reporting meant to serve as a central space where the various stakeholders in these proposals and other community members can discuss which methods might serve our community best so that we can unify our ideas into collective action. I encourage you to join the conversation and contribute your ideas!OR drohowa (talk) 02:09, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your message about my idea "Women are everywhere". I've seen it too late, just few days ago. I hope there will be other opportunities. Sincerely, --Kenzia (talk) 18:23, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for answering, it is very kind of you. That's a very good news indeed. Let me think about it. There are problems: I'm quite new in wikipedia, and not very expert in using it; I'm afraid my english is not good enough, my mother tongue is italian; I have not relations with other people who are already editors in Wikipedia. I've seen that there is a volunteer for my project, but maybe that is not enough. I can say that till now I've already tried to have a gender standpoint in my contributions to the italian wikipedia. There is a lot to do. I'll think about it. Many thanks --Kenzia (talk) 19:35, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
"Rome wasn't built in a day"
for sure I'm interested in expanding the idea "Women are everywhere" and bringing it to the Individual Engagement Grants Project. I'm aware of the difficulties, but if you can help me, it worth a try. I think that the gender gap, in Wikipedia and elsewhere, is a real, unacceptable injustice, and we have to do what we can for improving things. It's a big task, it needs all the possible contributions, no matter how small they are. It takes time too, but we all know that "Rome wasn't built in a day". Sincerely, --Kenzia (talk) 09:52, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?
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What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?
I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!
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With great thanks,
Hola, saludos, quería confirmar que deseas colaborar con wikimujeres. mándame un email con tu teléfono y te añadimos al telegram del grupo para coordinarnos. Un abrazo! Gracias por tu paciencia ;-) Mboix (talk) 17:52, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
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- Please join us at the Harassment workshop!
Inspire Campaign on content curation & review
I've recently launched an Inspire Campaign to encourage new ideas focusing on content review and curation in Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia volunteers collaboratively manage vast repositories of knowledge, and we’re looking for your ideas about how to manage that knowledge to make it more meaningful and accessible. We invite you to participate and submit ideas, so please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 28th.
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Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants
Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.
- Submit a grant request or draft your proposal in IdeaLab
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Hi FloNight, do you remember me? Almost one year ago, you gave me your encouragemet to expand the idea "Women are everywhere". Now, there is a draft for an Individual Engagement Grants Project that you can find in my contributions. If you could help me to make it better, it would be wonderful. Many thanks, --Kenzia (talk) 13:40, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you so much for your ideas. Following your advise, I have already integrated a special focus on the orphan articles. I wait for your other suggestions. Sincerely--Kenzia (talk) 19:43, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Your suggestion about Women in red is very precious, thank you very much. If you have other suggestions, in particular about how inviting communities affected by my project to provide feedback on my proposal talkpage, it would be great. I've already started writing messages, but your experience would be very helpful. Grazie mille--Kenzia (talk) 08:24, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi FloNight, I was very sorry yesterday that I couldn't participate to the google hangout. I had some technical problems. It would be important for me to have your feedback about my project. Thank you, --Kenzia (talk) 19:59, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
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Thank you for engaging at Wikimedia Conference 2016 Learning Days!
Through June, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas focusing on addressing harassment toward Wikimedia contributors. The 2015 Harassment Survey has shown evidence that harassment in various forms - name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others - is pervasive. Available methods and systems to deal with harassment are also considered to be ineffective. These behaviors are clearly harmful, and in addition, many individuals who experience or witness harassment participate less in Wikimedia projects or stop contributing entirely.
Proposals in any language are welcome during the campaign - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign so that we can work together to develop ideas around this important and difficult issue. With thanks,
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Whose Knowledge? user group update
Hi Sydney! Thanks for joining the Whose Knowledge user group - we’re so glad to have you involved!
Here are some updates about recent activities:
- User group approved: Our user group was officially approved in October - hooray! Big thanks to Raystorm and FloNight for the idea to create a user group for the Whose Knowledge? campaign :)
- Mapping feminist knowledge at AWID's 2016 Forum: Interested in learning more about what we’ve been doing lately? Read our blog post on what we learned from mapping feminist knowledge at Association for Women's Rights in Development's 2016 Forum.
- New grant proposal:
- We’ve proposed a WMF project grant. It would be great to have your feedback and/or endorsement by November 1 if this project interests you!
- It would also be great to have your help notifying communities already working on systemic bias about this proposal. Here is a draft message - please translate, change as you see fit for your own context, and share in any communities you’re active in on and off-wiki!
Invitation to Training Modules design conversation
Hello! We are leaving you this message because you have previously indicated that you interested in helping the Wikimedia Foundation Support & Safety team in developing our training modules this year.
We appreciate all the help and thoughts users like you have offered thus far. We would like to encourage you, if you are interested, to participate in the next step of our development: a community consultation about the design and structure of the modules. Note that we're not yet gathering feedback on the content of the modules - a separate consultation about that will be starting soon.
In this "design" consultation, we're looking for advice on things like the best place to host these modules, the accessibility of content, and other potential design decisions. Please feel free to leave any thoughts you have about these things on the talk page. Thanks! Kbrown (WMF) (talk) 18:08, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
Organizing the editing contest "The Woman you never meet" together!
I have seen your name added in the Iberocoop proposal for the editing contest "The woman you never meet". We are so happy to have you on board! In this sense, and as you have a huge expertise regarding gender and Wikipedia, we would like to work more closely with you :). For Iberocoop and after two years of implementing this contest, has been very important not just the quantity but the quality of the articles edited. In this sense we stablished 6 general indicators to include the gender perspective while editing an article in Wikipedia. This rule has worked for the Spanish Wikipedia in the last two years. However and as we have been point out by several en Wikipedia editors, it might not work for the english wikipedia. That is one of the reason why I am reaching to you. You have a lot of expertise in the English Wikipedia and would be so interesting if we can work together to set a group of 5-6 indicators to make sure that the gender perspective is included during the contest beyond spanish editions.
Does it make sense to you?
Thanks in advance!
Hugs!--Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 15:32, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Whose Knowledge? News - February 2017
Thanks for all of your support for Whose Knowledge? so far! Get ready, we're going to need lots of your help in 2017 :)
What's new in 2017:
1. Volunteers needed
As Whose Knowledge? grows, there are lots of things to do! Can you help?
- Are you good with data entry, categories, mailing lists or social media? We especially need people to help with organizing knowledge for Dalit History Month, and building out our communications (including this monthly newsletter!) right now!
- If you're interested in volunteering for these or any other projects, please signup here
2. Pilot projects
Building partnerships and testing our approach with marginalized communities.
- Dalit History Month: We're working with Equality Labs to support Dalit communities in South Asia and the United States to map knowledge and create Wikipedia content. Dalit History Month edit-a-thons are coming in April!
- Women's Human Rights Defenders: In partnership with Urgent Action Fund, we'll be supporting a group of women's human rights defenders around the world with more mapping and wiki content creation. Themes and geographies coming soon!
- Kumeyaay Wikipedia Initiative: Following the 2016 Indigenous People's Day edit-a-thon, we're continuing to work with members of the Kumeyaay tribe in Southern California and Baja to map and contribute indigenous knowledge to Wikimedia projects. A discussion day with Kumeyaay community in San Diego is being planned for May.
We've got financial support for 2017!
- WMF grant: 6-month funding (February-July 2017) was approved to pilot our approach to mapping knowledge and creating Wikipedia content with the Dalit community and global women's human rights defenders. Thanks for all your endorsements!
- Shuttleworth Fellowship: Anasuya is a Shuttleworth Fellow! This means we'll be able to spend more time organizing, and have support for convenings, campaign infrastructure, etc.
4. Wikimedia Strategy
Find us at Wikimedia Conference.
- Anasuya and Siko will be carrying the Whose Knowledge? vision of diversity, pluralism and representation of marginalized communities into movement strategy conversations in Berlin March 2017.
- What's your vision for the Wikimedia movement? If you have a perspective that you'd like us to help represent in Berlin, please reach out and let us know!
Hello, I created the Idea Lab subpage: Grants:IdeaLab/In memoria and commemorations. Your profile says that you can resolve disputes. I invite you to join in. --George Ho (talk) 05:55, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
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