User talk:JayWalsh

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Latest comment: 11 years ago by MZMcBride in topic Proposed deletions

--Aphaea 16:16, 19 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

News about position "Head_of_Communications"

Hi! I noticed news n:en:Jay_Walsh_named_Wikimedia_Foundation_Head_of_Communications - and not seen her on this website. Probably need it here? And, may be, need update text of Current staff page ? --Kaganer 17:02, 19 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Kaganer, I think we are going to a batch update of all of that (the Current staff page and other updates) after the Relocation and the large amount of staffing changes are over. Possibly we could include this all in one press release as well? Cbrown1023 talk 01:22, 20 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

You're both correct - and I appreciate the prompting. We'll be doing some major updating to the Foundation wiki this week, clarifying the new SF personnel etc. Stay tuned!—Preceding unsigned comment added by JayWalsh (talkcontribs) 05:52, 21 January 2008

Thanks for the reply, Jay. :-) On talk pages, you can use four tildes (~~~~) to automatically add your name and the date at the end of your posts. Cbrown1023 talk 15:32, 21 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
I are saw, and began translate to russian ;) --Kaganer 14:32, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply


I have made a couple of ammendments. I suggest we go out on Wed sometime? --AndrewCates 21:15, 20 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

license picture

Hoi, would you be so kind and add a license to this picture? thanks, GerardM 14:47, 8 April 2010 (UTC)Reply


Why are you uploading images locally instead of to Commons? Logos especially seem like something that would be needed on other sites. And the logos are missing attribution info (like the creator); I don't think you have the vector skills. ;-) --MZMcBride 23:29, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

  • Yup, thanks - we'll get them attributed in time, over the next few days. I want them to be on Commons as well, but I also want to keep a mirror on the Fdn wiki. We won't be keeping all of the marks/logos - just several of the basic pieces as duplicates. Attribution and other stuff is coming... thx JayWalsh 23:36, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Template:News-en and related pages

Hi Jay. As I briefly mentioned, I updated and cleaned up Template:News-en and its subpages and related pages. Some of them I made dynamic, so that if content is correctly put into the appropriate month subpage (e.g., Template:News-en/2011-02 next month), pages such as Current events and Template:News-en will magically auto-update. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. --MZMcBride 03:20, 13 January 2011 (UTC)Reply

Thanks a lot for this - we're posting a press release later this week, so I'll get a chance to try this out soon. JayWalsh 01:27, 2 February 2011 (UTC)Reply

And again. It's 2012. :-) --MZMcBride 01:16, 17 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Your user page

Hi. I made a few tweaks to your user page. Feel free to revert if you hate them! --MZMcBride (talk) 23:26, 5 March 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hi. I see that you protected this file. Why's that? --MZMcBride (talk) 04:30, 7 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

It's linked to on our blog post and few other locations where it needs to remain a consistently visible link. It needs to be in a stable location so it can be readily found. JayWalsh (talk)

Wikilinks in press releases

Hi. Going forward, I'd really like to see more wikilinks in press releases. I think it's more true to our culture and I think it would make the releases better. For example, Press releases/VimpelCom partners with the Wikimedia Foundation might include wikilinks to Wikipedia Zero or w:en:VipelCom or Wikipedia. (And we need not worry about red links, they're simply an indication of more work to be done here. :-) We could even go further and link names such as "Kul Takanao Wadhwa" to User:Kul, etc., but I'm a little less sure about that. Let me know if there's any issue with adding wikilinks to future releases. I hope you're well. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:15, 26 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

I'm fine with that, MZ - but you have to remember that we're basically just posting what we send out via email on the press release. This is why, for instance, I want to include the full URL and link in any designated 'press release' text. 9/10 times the reporter or whomever is paying attention to it is just copying exactly what they say - in other words, links will disappear unless they are written out completely with HTTP etc etc. So the practice us far has been to write out explicitly any link that we want to convey. But once it's on the wiki I'm fine with more wiki-linking and pointing. Often we're posting the press release as one part of a multi-part release process - wiki, lists, press release list, direct emails to reporters etc etc, so we'll have to come back and do this afterwards. But I would trust you to add wiki-links to relevant pages too. I'll let the team know too, just so they can be aware. Thanks! JayWalsh (talk) 23:50, 26 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
Makes perfect sense. Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 00:03, 27 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

Proposed deletions

Hi. I'm working on cleaning up this wiki a bit. I've proposed the following pages for deletion. I'm notifying you as you're listed in the page history. Without objection, the pages listed below will be deleted in about a month. Thanks for all of your work here. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:51, 11 April 2013 (UTC)Reply