Survey on Inspire Campaign for addressing harassmentEdit
Thanks for your participation during the Inspire Campaign focused on addressing harassment from June 2016. I'm interested in hearing your experience during the campaign, so if you're able, I invite you to complete this brief survey to describe how you contributed to the campaign and how you felt about participating.
2016 Community Wishlist SurveyEdit
You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.
The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
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RE：About how I can help nowEdit
- Hello, Mr/Mrs Zezen of MetaWiki! thank you for coming to the Chinese Wikipedia to research this topic. I can tell you that the two motions were originally initiated by me and were originally the same motion, namely "Motion to compel the dissolution of WMC and the removal of its series of related URLs, internal or external links on the Chinese Wikipedia".
- Subsequently, after some consideration by myself and the enthusiastic suggestion of user Itcfangye, I have split this motion into two separate motions. At the moment the second motion, barring the sudden emergence of 27 votes against it (and of course we will ask the Foundation to intervene if the shenanigans do occur again), should be passed by the end of voting on 22 September.
- As for the first motion, the opposing side questioned more about the procedural aspects of the proposal and the need to compel the dissolution of the WMC, and as the initiator of the proposal, I have now given my response and argued for the need to dissolve the WMC.
- I am currently distracted by the task of coordinating these two motions and providing help with a DRV case, and I may not be able to go to MetaWiki and participate directly in the discussion, at least for now. But I can try to answer any questions you may have in this thread if I can.——WMLO (talk) 00:40, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
- Dear @維基百科最忠誠的反對者
- I am so glad that you replied to my query in Chinese, and that - in spotless English! We may continue it here, or else return to your zh Talk.
- I have been somewhat aware of what has been happening in Chinese WM projects (and related ones: I will not mention them here, also for brevity's sake) since around 2016 and even wrote a draft essay (see my Talk above) with further analysis and strategic predictions. Here on purpose I will not concentrate or ask you about the zh WM projects themselves.
- As a non-zh Wikipedian (apart from the minute content fixes therein over the years), I and my colleagues are interested in the impact of such project-specific "institutional/community capture" (the term I had used in this essay and then employed in the WMF's announcement Office actions/September 2021 statement) on the other projects and then on the "WM Movement" itself, as a meta topic.
- I will thus get more specific below:
- Please (re)read the URLs quoted in my recent vote and maybe also its arguments, if you have time. I hope that you are also aware of the decades-old mid-level systemic problem of Conflict of Interest (COI) commercial campaigns, which partial list thereof can be found in enwiki or e.g. the Gibraltarpedia controversy, or the higher-level ACLU and WM court challenge to active surveillance. As we are talking of state actors in this case, the knock-on effects are more serious to the integrity of the Movement itself and these disparate commercial COI cases.
- 1. Do you know if this WMCUG campaign, apart from organising the local events: Wikipedia 20/Events/Beijing etc. and engaging in the "WP loves (the right) China" 'cultural exchanges', also has mass uploaded doctored photos to Commons and then coordinated creation of CCP-friendly articles, similar to the one in the Portuguese wiki I quoted?
- 2. In my Meta vote I translated and gave a link to this sample comment I found in zhwiki: [user A] 使用了analytics . wmcug . org . cn這個域名，字面上（analytics）收集IP、UA等信息，連接到站內頁面。—[user B]（talk） 2018年4月14日 (六) 02:42 (UTC)
- Can you elaborate or give me further related examples in the past zhwiki discussions? Do you think that the efficiency (cost per click, return on investment, etc.) of such WMCUG sponsored campaigns (see Point 1) or maybe the pattern of Wikipedians' edits themselves have been thus analyzed by e.g. AI network analysis or NLP tools? (Or should I contact that user B about it?)
- 3. Do you have tips on how to detect, tag and maybe mass revert the effects of such COI pseudo 'cultural exchanges' Commons uploads and the resulting POV edits, likely initiated and then monitored by WMCUG over the years, across the non-zh wikis?
- 深弓 Zezen (talk) 11:27, 18 September 2021 (UTC)