User talk:Theo10011

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Latest comment: 14 years ago by Eekim in topic Next steps

Welcome to the Wikimedia Foundation's strategic planning process. We appreciate your interest in taking part. You can start by reading our Community guidelines. Check out the links on the Main Page and find an area that interests you. Please feel free to ask me any questions, or you may leave a message on the Village pump.

Gopher65talk 13:43, 22 September 2009 (UTC)Reply


May I have your email address for the task force?



Hi Theo10011,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts/ideas on the Financial Sustainability Task Force. Can you tell me about yourself and your background? VeroniqueKessler 00:39, 2 December 2009 (UTC)Reply


Hi, I'm just wondering if you have a particular reason for reverting this addition? I think it's a good suggestion, and wonder what your stance on it is. -- Philippe 15:57, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hi, I explained the reasoning in the Discussion sections. I just thought that someone should have proposed or discussed their concerns first and heard my reasoning before they edited my proposal outright. Please see the discussion section for my reasoning, if you find any issues I would be more than happy to explain my position. Thank you User talk:Theo10011

Hi Theo - I'll read those with interest. I'd like to clarify, though, that because this is a collaborative process, proposals will be altered but others. I'd strongly encourage you to reconsider in this particular case. -- Philippe 16:19, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

I understand its a collaborative effort and I would like to state that I am open-minded about any alterations to the proposal, I only meant that any concerns be posted or explained in the discussion page for further discussion so a true collaborative effort could proceed instead of one sided edits. Didn't mean to overstep my bounds, I apologize if i did. If you feel that the earlier suggestion was helpful or If my reasoning in the discussion section was insufficient then please feel free to revert to the last edit. I appreciate your interest and effort. Thank you User talk:Theo10011

Hi Theo, would you mind signing your comments on talkpages with ~~~~ I know this sound petty, but until we get this, unsigned posts on talkpages can get very difficult to follow. Cheers and happy editing WereSpielChequers 13:48, 13 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Ya thanks werespiel, I'll try and keep that in mind, but I think its been taken care of with liquidthreads, most people don't have to sign anymore it seems, most of my edits are showing up signed. check out the village pump page.Theo10011 21:19, 13 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Next Steps

Next steps!
It's time to answer some questions! Would you check out the list of questions that were submitted by the community and others and try to answer some? -- Philippe 02:15, 22 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

2009-2010 page

Oops, didn't realize you were still on it. Sorry if I edit conflicted you. Shoulda checked the timestamps :)

I'm off it.

~Philippe 04:57, 10 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

No problem, I am done now please feel free to edit.


Wasn't vandalism, just a bit of fun. MZMcBride put it in (he's an administrator here) and I added the citation needed.. but you're right, it's not the most professional of descriptions for eekim and myself. :) ~Philippe 16:52, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

oh sawry, citation tag threw me off. I think you should revert it, I chuckled at first.Theo10011 16:53, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply
I have it on very good authority that I do not, in fact, have cooties. I make no such promises for User:Eekim. ~Philippe 19:33, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply
circle, circle - dot, dot - now you've got the cooties shot.--Theo10011 19:50, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply
LOL! ~Philippe 21:44, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply


I'm awarding you this barnstar for your great work in consistently researching great content and finding the right place to put it. Many thanks! Keep it up! --Eekim 17:45, 16 December 2009 (UTC)Reply


The Original Barnstar
for all the hard work in getting interviews converted to wikitext! ~Philippe 01:06, 25 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Good afternoon Theo, I would like to participate in the project an , to tell the tooth don't know how to start. Actually, I can work on translations and can translate necessary pages into Georgian (ქართული - ka) language. So can you please tell, what must be done?-- 07:50, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

P.S. As I see, SUL accounts don't work here?-- 07:52, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi, you might want to contact Philippe or Eekim, they are the Facilitators for the project and can guide you better. You can leave a message on their talk pages or on the village pump page about your interest, they will be glad to have you on the team. You also might want to register before you proceed further.Theo10011 07:59, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank's ! I'll contact one of them. :)--Gaeser 08:03, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
You're Welcome.Theo10011 08:07, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Next steps

Hi Theo,

Thanks for all of your contributions to the strategy wiki to date! The strategic planning process wouldn't be where it is today without all of your help. As we talked about by email, I'm giving you a touch more information about the next few months of the strategy process.

We're about to move into the third and final phase of the process, and in many ways, this will be the most challenging. I'm hoping you will continue to be an active presence in shaping the movement's five year strategic plan.

Here are some concrete suggestions as to how you can help moving forward:

  • Add your name to Strategic Planning:Hosts. This just formalizes what I think has been true all along; that you care about this process, and that you're doing what you can to help it along moving forward.
  • Help organize and improve this wiki! Starting next week (January 18, 2010), we're going to be encouraging many more people to come participate, and we want to make sure this wiki is as presentable as possible. A comprehensive list of things to do is at Strategic Planning:To-do list.
  • Invite people to participate! Encourage volunteers to discuss Task force/Recommendations.
  • Finally, we need to clearly describe what this final phase is going to look like. In particular, we could use feedback and discussion on Strategic Planning:Decision-Making.

Let me know what you think! Many, many thanks!

We've had a good few months to discuss the Task Force recommendations, and it's important that we start converging on goals. If you could jump in on the most recent thread, that would be great. Thanks! --Eekim 18:55, 31 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Copyright and crosswiki imports

Hi Theo. I saw your edit on wikiHow: [1]. Please notice that Wikipedia's content is not in the public domain. It's copyrighted and released under a Creative Commons License, which (among other things) demands attribution of authors. Just copying the article without attributing (e.g. through a tranwiki or XML import of the article history) is a copyright violation.

Additionally, I don't really see the point in copying the article. People can just go to Wikipedia if they want that kind of information. Regards, --Church of emacs 23:22, 13 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi Emac, The information was imported directly from Wikipedia, it wasn't edited in any way. The edit is over 3 weeks old, and there is a page linking to the wikipedia entry and I have mentioned the source as Wikipedia in the edit summary, furthermore I will mention the Wikipedia page at the bottom of the page in light of your concern. You might be right that people can just look at the wikipedia page, thats why theres a link at the bottom of the page to the Wikipedia entry. I only imported the info to provide some sort of introduction and context to the topic rather than leaving the page blank, would you prefer the page to be left blank?. Its supposed to be a collaborative effort, users are expected to contribute, similar imports from Wikipedia have been provided to dozen other topics as well. If you have any further concerns about the process as a whole then please feel free to contact Eekim or Philippe.--Theo10011 10:41, 14 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
If people want to learn what wikiHow is, they'll just ask google or wikipedia. There's no use in having an exact copy of the article.
But that isn't even my point. My point is, that this article is a copyright violation, unless the terms of the license are respected. The best way to do this would be to create a copy of the entire history. However, some might also find it acceptable to (a) link to the Wikipedia article, (b) link to the page history and (c) specify and link to the license. --Church of emacs 19:58, 17 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
First, I am not well versed in copyright laws but you seem to have a big issue with cross wiki imports. Both projects belong to the Wikimedia foundation, its pretty common that one project uses resources from another one. As I have previously stated that you can contact Eekim or Philippe if you have any further concerns, they are both Bureaucrats here and in charge of running things on this wiki, not to mention Eekim created those pages and didn't seem to have any issues with the additions. He can remove all the cross wiki imports easily if you feel that you have a legitimate concern. I also wanted to say that we are trying to do something constructive here, your only concern here seems to be about policy and copyright laws, If the people in charge or the foundation itself has a problem with fair use of the information, they will remove it though it would be against most of the principle the foundation stands for, when even its own project cant use resources from another project without copyright violations, how different would it be from every other encyclopedia, Its supposed to be the free encyclopedia. --Theo10011 07:49, 19 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
It is a free encyclopedia, but it is also a copyleft encyclopedia. There already have been cases where Wikipedians prosecuted unlicensed reuses of their articles, e.g. when the terms of the license have not been fulfilled. We have to be careful about copyrights, not because messing with copyright is fun (believe me, it isn't even fun for me), but because it can have severe real-world consequences.
Please do not allege that my only concern is copyright and not something productive – while my contributions to this wiki aren't particularly excessive, my global contributions show that indeed I am concerned with the success and prosper of our projects.
I have asked Philippe to comment on this matter. Regards, --Church of emacs 22:44, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Roan, I apologize if I gave you the impression that I am belittling your contributions, I am sure you are a very worthy contributor to the projects, you don't have to defend your position to someone like me, I apologize again if you felt like you had to. As for the edits in question ........ Frankly I really dont care anymore, feel free to remove all the information you think is infringing.......Also I informed Philippe of your concerns about a week ago. With all due respect, I really can't deal with a copyright and licensing lesson right now. --Theo10011 15:17, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

That is understandable. I'll wait for Philippe's response :) --Church of emacs 16:49, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

I should have...

....dropped this template on your user page a couple weeks ago. :)

Thank you for your very kind offer to serve as an administrator for this wiki. I'm creating new administrators today, and you're in the group that I'm giving the administrator tools to. I encourage you to use them rarely, and only after consideration. I prefer that pages be retained if there's any doubt as to their legitimacy. Please assume good faith on a massive scale. If you come across something questionable, please feel free to contact me, I'm almost always online. Please feel free to move proposals to the "Proposal:" namespace, but leave the redirect, for a while, so that if someone has put a link in their favorites, they can find their proposal.

With that said, also feel free to use the block button for inappropriate contributions (spammers should be blocked on sight) and anyone who is blatantly disruptive. The block template at {{blocked}} gives them instructions to contact me if it's an incorrect block. I will keep an eye on your use of the tools the first several days so that we both know that you're using them in the way that's calibrated with the other administrators. Please understand that if I contact you about an action, it's done with my thanks for your volunteerism.

Welcome, and please - again - accept my sincere thanks.

Philippe, Facilitator, Strategic Plan, Wikimedia Foundation

No problem and you're welcome.--Theo10011 14:09, 19 January 2010 (UTC)Reply


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