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'''Welcome to the Billabong.''' This is a discussion page for this wiki.
 
'''Welcome to the Billabong.''' This is a discussion page for this wiki.
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* <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=edit&section=new}} Start a new discussion]</span>
  
 
Other places where you can communicate with members:
 
Other places where you can communicate with members:
* [[mailing lists]]
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'''Billabong Archives'''
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* [[Billabong/Archive 1]]
 
* [[Billabong/Archive 1]]
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* [[Billabong/Archive 2]]
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== Meeting/resolution updates? ==
 
 
Any chance of an update to the lists of [[Meetings]] and [[Resolutions]]?  It would be nice to be able to keep up with where the committee is at. --[[User:99of9|99of9]] 11:37, 22 July 2011 (EST)
 
 
:We have caught up on publishing all the [[meetings]] minutes and have put in place a procedure to always have the minutes published before the public meeting (i.e. within two weeks).  There are a lot of [[resolutions]] pages which haven't been created, but they should all be found in the minutes. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 19:22, 5 September 2011 (EST)
 
 
== HideTopContrib copied from en ==
 
 
I have included [[User:Markhurd/hidetopcontrib.js]], copied from en Wikipedia, that allows you to hide contributions where the editor (normally yourself) is the top contributor; i.e. it leaves all edits where there has been a subsequent editor.
 
 
To use it, add to your skin's custom JavaScript(JS) page (which can be located with the Appearance tab of [[Special:Preferences]]) the following:
 
 
// [[User:Markhurd/hidetopcontrib.js]]
 
document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="'
 
            + 'http://www.wikimedia.org.au/w/index.php?title=User:Markhurd/hidetopcontrib.js'
 
            + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript"></script>');
 
 
If you also specify
 
 
userHideAllSubsequent=true;
 
 
''before'' the above script, it will remove all subsequent edits as well, similar to WatchLists. [[User:Markhurd|markhurd]] 16:47, 28 August 2011 (EST)
 
 
:I should mention it is not ''quite'' as useful as it is on en without [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation popups|Navigation Popups]], allowing you to just hover over the hist links to see what the subsequent changes are. And Popups can be introduced remotely (as probably could have my HideTopContribs):
 
// [[wikipedia:User:Lupin/popups]]
 
importScriptURI("http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Lupin/popups.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript");
 
:[[User:Markhurd|markhurd]] 16:59, 28 August 2011 (EST)
 
 
== [[Proposal:Non-member participation|Non-member participation]] ==
 
 
The committee is looking for people to take on a community role of "account approvers" on this wiki.  Members and non-members can apply.  See [[Proposal:Non-member participation|Non-member participation]] for more info.  Expression of interests should be sent to {{nospam|committee|wikimedia.org.au}}.  The committee will make a decision at the 18 September committee meeting. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 19:26, 5 September 2011 (EST)
 
 
:The committee minutes have been published at [[Meeting:Committee_(2011-09-15)#Non-member_participation]], and the "account approvers" have been given the necessary permissions.[http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Special:Log/rights?offset=20110926&dir=prev&limit=4]  Thank you, [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 15:35, 26 September 2011 (EST)
 
 
== age considersations ==
 
  
Are there any age issues with participation on this wiki.  For example, the US law [[w:COPPA]] has a few regulations which apply to anyone who is under 13.  Does it apply to US citizens using a AUS website?  Are there AUS laws about this?
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== Upgrading the wiki tonight ==
We can put any requirements on [[MediaWiki:Requestaccount-text]]. --[[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 19:32, 5 September 2011 (EST)
 
  
:I did some research years ago for something completely unrelated, and my findings we probably only need to get COPPA details for under-13s in the USA. It doesn't apply to Australian under-13s provided that the website is hosted in and administratively run in Australia (which is true for this wiki)That was a long time ago though and is not a substitute for proper legal advice!  [[User:Lankiveil|Lankiveil]] 12:17, 11 September 2011 (EST).
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Hi everyone, I'll be upgrading the wiki shortly. The database will be in readonly mode, and may go offline entirely for a while. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 20:27, 1 July 2013 (EST)
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: It is back upLet me know if there are problems. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] ([[User talk:John Vandenberg|talk]]) 01:05, 2 July 2013 (EST)
  
== Institutional membership ==
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== spring ==
  
At [[2010-2011 AGM]] we considered changing the rules to allow corporate affiliates.  This was narrowly voted down.  We have a proposal for [[Proposal:Affiliated organisations|Affiliated organisations]], however this is designed to cater for small organisations.  I would like to propose that we start an proposal for large organisations to become members, where we can look at what benefits/rights they should have. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 17:26, 26 September 2011 (EST)
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has sprung. Maybe the billabong will fill in due course? [[User:Privatemusings|Privatemusings]] ([[User talk:Privatemusings|talk]]) 19:37, 3 September 2013 (EST)
  
:The Hong Kong Chapter has an institutional membership, where these institutions pay extra and only get one institutional vote.  Proposing something similar would probably be ideal. --[[User:LauraHale|LauraHale]] 15:03, 2 October 2011 (EST)
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== Mailing List Moderation ==
  
== Testing edit access ==
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Hi All,
  
I, as [[User:MarkhurdTest|Mark Hurd (Testing)]], can currently edit here, but not the talk page. [[User:MarkhurdTest|Mark Hurd (Testing)]] 23:19, 26 September 2011 (EST)
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This is just a public note to advise that the members' private mailing list is now on moderation and should only be used for confidential matters.  For public reference, below is the text of the message that was sent to subscribers to the private list:
  
== Rules on sidebar ==
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:Hi everyone,
  
Should we add [[Rules]] to the sidebar?  It's on the front page, however I've seen the "Constitution"/"Articles of Incorporation"/etc on the sidebar of several chapter wikis. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 21:46, 26 January 2012 (EST)
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:Over the weekend, our private mailing list was configured to enable moderation. All posts to this list (yes, even mine) are now moderated by the committee. This is in response to the occasional user conduct issues on the private list, and the feedback from members to the proposal to suspend the mailing list.[1]
  
== nov irc meeting? ==
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:I've have been drafting a code of conduct[2], and these principles will be used as the de facto guidelines for moderation until we have an approved code of conduct.  I encourage feedback on the wiki on this code so that we can get as close to something everyone is happy with as we can.
  
I wonder if there was an nov. irc meeting? If you know, pipe up :-) [[User:Privatemusings|Privatemusings]] 08:56, 9 November 2012 (EST)
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:Most discussions should be held on the open list 'wikimediaau-l'. Please subscribe to it if you haven't already.
:I turned up an hour late due to timezone confusion. afaik there was no discussion. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 10:36, 9 November 2012 (EST)
 
  
== Two new draft proposals ==
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:https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l
  
I have started drafting two new proposals aimed to promote contributions to our wiki: [[User:John Vandenberg/userspace policy]] and [[User:John Vandenberg/Suspending the private mailing list]].  Looking forward to feedback and assistance on developing these so that they are ready for the committee to enact them. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 13:59, 1 December 2012 (EST)
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:The private mailing list is only to be used for matters that require privacy or confidentiality.
  
:Thank god: please shut down that secret mailing list. Then if they want to keep attacking me, they'll have to do it in public. [[User:Tony1|Tony1]] 15:43, 1 December 2012 (EST)
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:The private mailing list is intended to be a safe space where participants are treated with respect and are not afraid to venture their opinions. Emails that contain insults, abusive behaviour and bad faith will not be forwarded to the rest of the membership.
  
== New pages ==
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:Please keep in mind that the committee can't guarantee that messages sent to this private mailing list will not be forwarded on by some subscriber outside of this list.  It is therefore inadvisable to send any highly sensitive information to the list.  Please also keep in mind that the moderators are all volunteers, so if your message isn't posted immediately don't fret; it may just mean that we're all either asleep, at work, or otherwise unavailable.
  
Members, I've started two pages for you to contribute in specific ways:  
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:Regards,
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:Craig Franklin
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:President - Wikimedia Australia
  
*[[User:Tony1/Proposed membership table|A members register]], which is intended to be entirely optional (and hasn't yet been properly started)
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:1. http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal_talk:Suspending_the_private_mailing_list
*[[Proposal:WLM_2013|A Wiki Loves Monuments proposal page]].
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:2. http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal:Suspending_the_private_mailing_list/Proposed_Code_of_Conduct
  
Please visit! [[User:Tony1|Tony1]] 18:24, 2 December 2012 (EST)
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[[User:Lankiveil|Lankiveil]] ([[User talk:Lankiveil|talk]]) 23:25, 1 October 2013 (EST).
  
== December 2 IRC transcript ==
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== Future events page? ==
  
Craig's log has been cleaned and posted at [[Meeting:Public (2012-12-02)]]. Anyone want to create minutes? ;-) [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] 23:07, 2 December 2012 (EST)
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What's the [[Future events]] page for, compared to [[Upcoming events]]? (By the way, I've just merged the {{tl|Events}} template with [[Upcoming events]] and [[Past events]]; hope that's okay!) —[[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]] ([[User talk:Samwilson|talk]]) 10:27, 2 October 2013 (EST)
  
== New Approved proposals category ==
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== Double login (still) required ==
  
I suggest we create an [[:Category:Approved proposals|Approved proposals]] category with [[Template talk:Proposal#More complex category option|corresponding]] changes to the {{tl|Proposal}} template, shifting already approved (and perhaps abandoned?) proposals out of the [[:Category:Proposals|Proposals]] category.
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This was [[Billabong/Archive 2#double log in required|mentioned]] a a while ago, but it seems to still be happening (to me at least). Just wondering if anyone could look into it? It should just be a matter of deciding which (with or without <code>www</code>, I'm assuming the former as that's what <nowiki>{{SERVER}}</nowiki> is returning) domain is to be used, and redirecting the unused one to the used one. Thanks! [[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]] ([[User talk:Samwilson|talk]]) 10:10, 18 March 2014 (EST)
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:Sorry I didnt fix it back then.  I think [[user:Bilby]] is the only active sysadmin now. [[User:John Vandenberg|John Vandenberg]] ([[User talk:John Vandenberg|talk]]) 14:13, 19 March 2014 (EST)
  
[[User:Markhurd|Mark Hurd]] 12:09, 3 December 2012 (EST)
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== Events ==
  
== Timeline for 2013 ==
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I'm changing the 'state' field of events to the more general 'region' so that we can add 'International' and 'National' events. Sound okay? [[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]] ([[User talk:Samwilson|talk]]) 10:20, 27 January 2019 (AEDT)
  
Members and board: could I suggest that we develop a timeline/wishlist for the things we know or are fairly certain will happen in 2013?
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== 'Join' link ==
  
If we're making an application to round 2 of the FDC, for example, can we work back from the 1 March deadline and put some "posts" in?
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There's a 'join' link near the login link on this wiki (it only appears if you're not logged in). It seems that it's been going to the wrong place for a while. I've just fixed it (and also [https://wikimedia.org.au/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Common.js&diff=prev&oldid=14781 simplified] the script that loads it). —[[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]] ([[User talk:Samwilson|talk]]) 19:41, 6 March 2019 (AEDT)
  
Are we going to apply for funding from the GAC?
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== Echo and Thanks installed ==
  
What else is on the horizon? [[User:Tony1|Tony1]] 20:32, 3 December 2012 (EST)
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@[[User:Bidgee|Bidgee]]: I'm testing the Echo extension. Did you get a notification about this? —[[User:Samwilson|Sam Wilson]] ([[User talk:Samwilson|talk]]) 18:46, 9 December 2019 (AEDT)

Latest revision as of 18:46, 9 December 2019

Billabong

Welcome to the Billabong. This is a discussion page for this wiki.

Other places where you can communicate with members:


Upgrading the wiki tonight

Hi everyone, I'll be upgrading the wiki shortly. The database will be in readonly mode, and may go offline entirely for a while. John Vandenberg 20:27, 1 July 2013 (EST)

It is back up. Let me know if there are problems. John Vandenberg (talk) 01:05, 2 July 2013 (EST)

spring

has sprung. Maybe the billabong will fill in due course? Privatemusings (talk) 19:37, 3 September 2013 (EST)

Mailing List Moderation

Hi All,

This is just a public note to advise that the members' private mailing list is now on moderation and should only be used for confidential matters. For public reference, below is the text of the message that was sent to subscribers to the private list:

Hi everyone,
Over the weekend, our private mailing list was configured to enable moderation. All posts to this list (yes, even mine) are now moderated by the committee. This is in response to the occasional user conduct issues on the private list, and the feedback from members to the proposal to suspend the mailing list.[1]
I've have been drafting a code of conduct[2], and these principles will be used as the de facto guidelines for moderation until we have an approved code of conduct. I encourage feedback on the wiki on this code so that we can get as close to something everyone is happy with as we can.
Most discussions should be held on the open list 'wikimediaau-l'. Please subscribe to it if you haven't already.
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l
The private mailing list is only to be used for matters that require privacy or confidentiality.
The private mailing list is intended to be a safe space where participants are treated with respect and are not afraid to venture their opinions. Emails that contain insults, abusive behaviour and bad faith will not be forwarded to the rest of the membership.
Please keep in mind that the committee can't guarantee that messages sent to this private mailing list will not be forwarded on by some subscriber outside of this list. It is therefore inadvisable to send any highly sensitive information to the list. Please also keep in mind that the moderators are all volunteers, so if your message isn't posted immediately don't fret; it may just mean that we're all either asleep, at work, or otherwise unavailable.
Regards,
Craig Franklin
President - Wikimedia Australia
1. http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal_talk:Suspending_the_private_mailing_list
2. http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal:Suspending_the_private_mailing_list/Proposed_Code_of_Conduct

Lankiveil (talk) 23:25, 1 October 2013 (EST).

Future events page?

What's the Future events page for, compared to Upcoming events? (By the way, I've just merged the {{Events}} template with Upcoming events and Past events; hope that's okay!) —Sam Wilson (talk) 10:27, 2 October 2013 (EST)

Double login (still) required

This was mentioned a a while ago, but it seems to still be happening (to me at least). Just wondering if anyone could look into it? It should just be a matter of deciding which (with or without www, I'm assuming the former as that's what {{SERVER}} is returning) domain is to be used, and redirecting the unused one to the used one. Thanks! Sam Wilson (talk) 10:10, 18 March 2014 (EST)

Sorry I didnt fix it back then. I think user:Bilby is the only active sysadmin now. John Vandenberg (talk) 14:13, 19 March 2014 (EST)

Events

I'm changing the 'state' field of events to the more general 'region' so that we can add 'International' and 'National' events. Sound okay? Sam Wilson (talk) 10:20, 27 January 2019 (AEDT)

'Join' link

There's a 'join' link near the login link on this wiki (it only appears if you're not logged in). It seems that it's been going to the wrong place for a while. I've just fixed it (and also simplified the script that loads it). —Sam Wilson (talk) 19:41, 6 March 2019 (AEDT)

Echo and Thanks installed

@Bidgee: I'm testing the Echo extension. Did you get a notification about this? —Sam Wilson (talk) 18:46, 9 December 2019 (AEDT)