User talk:Samuel (WMF)
Such a ban receives review from multiple people, including both members of the T&S and Legal teams before going into effect. - We have heard these precise lines from your fellow comrade, Jan in the course of FRAMGATE. Sadly, ...... Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 15:22, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
- Would you be happier if they had individual discretion? In this aspect, I think it's as good as it can reasonably get. Vermont (talk) 03:51, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
- I'll ping Winged Blades of Godric,Vermont, Seraphimblade and EddieHugh as presumably interested participants of this discussion.
- Prior to the closure several editors (including myself) attempted to raise concerns on Kbrown's talk page regarding the content of the proposed close, but KBrown went unresponsive. In a nutshell I noted the Board of Trustees statement that T&S focus on the most severe cases, for instance: the handling of legal issues, threats of violence, cross-wiki abuse, and child protection issues until consultation and agreement between T&S and the community are achieved. I noted that if the Foundation's proposed resolution were not adequate it could lead to a community consensus declaring "no agreement had been achieved", leaving that board statement in place and active. After reading the close, I am optimistic that the concerns may be resolved with minor clarification.
- Samuel (WMF), the consultation was a mess because T&S incorrectly defined the issue as Temporary&Partial-ban-policy. The close largely suffers from the same problem. No one particularly cared that the Foundation added lighter sanction options. The new Temporary&Partial ban policy was incidental to the real issue. The issue was that T&S expanded scope of cases were it was getting involved, regardless of the type of sanction. The close is, at best, murky in addressing the real issue. However I'm cautiously optimistic that some minor clarification can resolve the concerns. It would help if the close were more clear that T&S understands why the community reacted so strongly, and more clear whether the scope-of-cases issue has been genuinely been resolved.
- To quote English Wikipedia's policy section Harassment#What harassment is not: there is an endemic problem on Wikipedia of giving "harassment" a much broader and inaccurate meaning. T&S stomped on Not-Harassment policy. Building an encyclopedia inherently involves critiquing each other's work. It also involves tracking the content produced by an individual, to find and address any pattern of problems in their editing. Relevant criticism is not harassment, tracking a user with a pattern of problems is not harassment. Users with persistent content problems will often claim "harassment" when they are repeatedly or harshly criticized.
- The Framban issue is that the Foundation is not supposed to get involved in content decisions, not supposed to get involved in judging critique of content, nor the tracking and cleanup of content deemed problematical by the community. Fram's criticism was at times unbecomingly-harsh for an Administrator. However Fram was doing fundamentally valid work tracking, criticizing, and cleaning up content problems. That is not harassment, that is not a threat, that is not a safety issue, T&S should not have touched the case.
- The close says The threshold for a Foundation global ban is much higher than the threshold for a partial or temporary ban... the issues that tend to lead to traditional Foundation global bans are not issues that would have resulted in a temporary or partial ban to begin with. While that is promising, it doesn't actually say anything in particular. It doesn't show that T&S really understand what the problem was, and it doesn't really indicate that the problem has been resolved. Alsee (talk) 11:57, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
Access to nonpublic personal data policy/Noticeboard
- Hello Etothepi, sorry for the delay. The Noticeboard has just been updated: Special:Diff/19647048. Cheers —Samuel (WMF) (talk) 14:18, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
- Hello Bradv, my apologies for the delay. I've just added your username: Special:Diff/19647048. Cheers —Samuel (WMF) (talk) 14:19, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Hi User:Samuel (WMF). 2 years of Wikipedia access restrictions were lifted in Turkey on 15 January. After this news, I wanted to log into my account. However, I couldn't log in for more than 2 years and I forgot the email address and password. I talked to Administrator User:Vikiçizer, Bureaucrat User:Xeno and Steward User:HakanIst about this. If I learn my e-mail address, I can set a new password. I can learn my e-mail only from someone who can access the database. Can you help me? User:Abecesel.
- Hey Abecesel, my apologies for the long delay, I missed your ping. My understanding is that you would like to request that another account's password be reset. If so, could you kindly drop your request at cawikimedia.org? Samuel (WMF) (talk) 13:21, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Can you check
- Hey Stryn, his signature was just added to the Noticeboard: Special:Diff/19794937. Best regards, Samuel (WMF) (talk) 13:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Access to nonpublic personal data policy/Noticeboard
- Hey @Rich Smith:, this is now done, as per Special:Diff/19966411. Samuel (WMF) (talk) 14:50, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
nullification of NDA signature
- @WMFOffice: You have updated it, but this still does not indicate whether it is appealable.--GZWDer (talk) 21:45, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
smartphone editing workshop invitation
We hope this finds you well! The Black Lunch Table project would like to invite you to share your work with Wikipedia on a smartphone with our online community.
As editors we are acutely aware of the challenges faced by editors who don’t have reliable access to wifi or laptops and how this is compounded in a moment where everything is going online. We are inspired to consider that this moment provides an opportunity to share strategies for engaging communities in Wikipedia editing and the broader discussion of who writes history.
Black Lunch Table has always been about both in-person and digital collectivities and within this current moment will be even more digital. As artists, we are thinking about creative solutions to operating within these new constraints and are mindful of the many changes [ethical, ideological, practical, financial…] bound up in this online shift. We are hopeful that our adapted approach to operating within these spaces will remain flexible, generative, and affirming.
Your presentation + workshop would be part of a larger series of workshops, artist talks, and online edit a thons we are hosting from now through August.
Date: June 14th at 11am CT
Deliverables: best practices for editing Wiki on a smartphone or ipad; engaging with attendees to co-lead workshop with BLT team
If this seems like an adventure you can join us on, please respond by email before May 26th and we will respond with instructions and a note of agreement.
We look forward to talking with you and wish you well.
Users Confientiality Agreement
I had signed the OTRS Users Confientiality Agreement. Could you help add my name here?--May♡♡→♡℃※Talk 08:27, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
- (talk page stalker) @蟲蟲飛: you had signed OTRS users confientiality agreement that could updated by OTRS admins on noticeboard tracking agreements on the OTRS wiki (private). Samuel could update noticeboard on meta for general confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information (for non-OTRS related access to nonpublic information) if you signed. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 14:06, 17 June 2020 (UTC)