Varnent (Gregory Varnum)
Wikimedia Foundation staff: Communications Strategist

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As of December 2015, I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications Department in the role of Communications Strategist.

I previously worked as a Wikimedia Foundation contractor on the Access Policy project and began in this role as a contractor.

My Wikimedia Foundation account is [[User:GVarnum-WMF]].

Recent Activity

Mon, May 7

Varnent added a comment to T193912: Change URL for Wikimedia Blog when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.

I defer to the digital media team. Based on what I have heard, both seem logical to me (making navigation to old links easier vs. making it clear in the URL that the site is dormant).

Mon, May 7, 3:55 PM · WMF-Blog-Social-Team, WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Blog

Fri, May 4

Varnent added subtasks for T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task): T193912: Change URL for Wikimedia Blog when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches, T193662: Recreate the thank you page on donate wiki, T193663: Help switch over foundation pages to donate wiki, T189664: Move fundraising thank you pages to donate.wikimedia.org, T187351: new Wikimedia Foundation website project.
Fri, May 4, 10:23 PM · WMF-Communications
Varnent added a parent task for T187351: new Wikimedia Foundation website project: T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task).
Fri, May 4, 10:23 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
Varnent added a parent task for T189664: Move fundraising thank you pages to donate.wikimedia.org: T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task).
Fri, May 4, 10:23 PM · Fundraising-Backlog, Wikimedia-Fundraising
Varnent added a parent task for T193662: Recreate the thank you page on donate wiki: T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task).
Fri, May 4, 10:23 PM · Fundraising-Backlog
Varnent added a parent task for T193663: Help switch over foundation pages to donate wiki: T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task).
Fri, May 4, 10:23 PM · Fundraising Sprint Karma chameleons hide amongst us, Fundraising-Backlog
Varnent added a parent task for T193912: Change URL for Wikimedia Blog when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches: T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task).
Fri, May 4, 10:23 PM · WMF-Blog-Social-Team, WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent renamed T193912: Change URL for Wikimedia Blog when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches from Change URL for Wikimedia Blog to Change URL for Wikimedia Blog when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.
Fri, May 4, 10:21 PM · WMF-Blog-Social-Team, WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent created T193912: Change URL for Wikimedia Blog when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.
Fri, May 4, 10:20 PM · WMF-Blog-Social-Team, WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Blog

Apr 4 2018

Varnent updated the task description for T108557: Review and deploy UrlShortener extension to Wikimedia wikis.
Apr 4 2018, 8:50 PM · Availability (MediaWiki-MultiDC), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
Varnent added a comment to T108557: Review and deploy UrlShortener extension to Wikimedia wikis.

Anything else that Comms can do to help?

Apr 4 2018, 8:50 PM · Availability (MediaWiki-MultiDC), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
Varnent added a comment to T108557: Review and deploy UrlShortener extension to Wikimedia wikis.

Create Help:Extension: mediawiki.org page for the end user documentation. Cross-link it with the above.

Although https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UrlShortener exists, the request for a Help page still seems to need to be done

I don't think a Help page is really a blocker? Anyone could help documenting how it works, once it's out there?

Apr 4 2018, 6:49 PM · Availability (MediaWiki-MultiDC), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Apr 2 2018

Varnent added a comment to T188776: Move Foundation Wiki to new URL when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.

Just to be clear around expectations - Foundation Wiki is managed by the Foundation and is not a community wiki. I think the desire is for a majority of the archived content to be moved to Meta-Wiki, and people are welcome to clone any remaining content on Foundation Wiki. However, the Foundation would need to agree to any requests around a full merger of the wiki. Such a decision would certainly be informed by a wikimedia-l@ discussion, but not determined solely by that discussion. At this time there are plans for content (privacy policy, board resolutions, etc.) to be hosted on the renamed Foundation Wiki which could not be hosted on Meta-Wiki as it is setup today. As a result, a merger on the proposed timeline seems unlikely, but a possibility for the future.

Apr 2 2018, 8:46 PM · Wiki-Setup (Rename), Release-Engineering-Team, Traffic, DNS, Operations, WMF-Communications

Mar 14 2018

Varnent added a comment to T188776: Move Foundation Wiki to new URL when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.

That said, I would certainly prefer it wasnt a raw html wiki. At first glance it sounds like this move will elliminate most of the need for raw html and also provide a good excuse to disable raw html.

There is nothing currently planned for this wiki after the launch of the new site that would require it to maintain support for raw html.

Sure about that? Fundraising still seem to be using the wiki for thank you landing pages after people have completed their donations, like here, which rely on raw HTML. If they're planning to move that to the new website that's fine. Maybe @Pcoombe knows more.

Mar 14 2018, 6:30 PM · Wiki-Setup (Rename), Release-Engineering-Team, Traffic, DNS, Operations, WMF-Communications

Mar 4 2018

Varnent added a comment to T188776: Move Foundation Wiki to new URL when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.

That said, I would certainly prefer it wasnt a raw html wiki. At first glance it sounds like this move will elliminate most of the need for raw html and also provide a good excuse to disable raw html.

Mar 4 2018, 3:45 AM · Wiki-Setup (Rename), Release-Engineering-Team, Traffic, DNS, Operations, WMF-Communications
Varnent added a comment to T188776: Move Foundation Wiki to new URL when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.

The new scope for this site will result in far fewer pages (essentially just documentation like policies and resolutions) - which will also result in far fewer special needs and more flexibility on settings.

Mar 4 2018, 1:24 AM · Wiki-Setup (Rename), Release-Engineering-Team, Traffic, DNS, Operations, WMF-Communications

Mar 2 2018

Varnent added a subtask for T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task): Unknown Object (Task).
Mar 2 2018, 11:33 PM · WMF-Communications
Varnent updated subscribers of T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task).
Mar 2 2018, 8:12 PM · WMF-Communications
Varnent created T188776: Move Foundation Wiki to new URL when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.
Mar 2 2018, 8:05 PM · Wiki-Setup (Rename), Release-Engineering-Team, Traffic, DNS, Operations, WMF-Communications
Varnent added a comment to T170863: Identify and coordinate deployment of initial deployment of Template Styles with select non-content Wikis.

The new Wikimedia Foundation website will not be MediaWiki based. However, the current Foundation Wiki will remain at a different URL with a revised purpose. That said, because of its state of flux over the coming months, it is probably not an ideal candidate for much of anything until everything settles - hopefully soon after June.

Mar 2 2018, 8:00 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Readers-Community-Engagement, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), TemplateStyles
Varnent created T188774: New Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task).
Mar 2 2018, 7:58 PM · WMF-Communications

Feb 7 2018

Varnent updated subscribers of T174603: Make footer use new WMF logo.
Feb 7 2018, 10:17 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a comment to T174603: Make footer use new WMF logo.

It is a rather low priority task for Comms - so no immediate ETA. I know the design folks are working on some options.

Feb 7 2018, 10:16 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Feb 1 2018

Varnent added a comment to T184847: Unclear licensing on extension-Blackout.

Yes - GPL-3.0-or-later is fine by me - thank you! :)

Feb 1 2018, 11:57 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Software-Licensing

Jan 17 2018

Varnent added a comment to T179974: Add Annual Report 2017 to git repo.

@Dzahn, @Reedy - let me know if there are any problems with that upload. Pinging @ZMcCune will probably get fastest response from us. :)

Jan 17 2018, 10:14 PM · Security-Team, Annual-Report

Jan 16 2018

Varnent added a comment to T179974: Add Annual Report 2017 to git repo.

I'd suspect there would've been numerous people in the office in SF that could've helped make it easier... Less hassle all round :)

Jan 16 2018, 6:22 PM · Security-Team, Annual-Report

Jan 13 2018

Varnent added a comment to T179974: Add Annual Report 2017 to git repo.

We kept hitting Phabricator's upload file size limit - so had to split to still be upload to upload via Phab ticket. :)

Jan 13 2018, 2:00 AM · Security-Team, Annual-Report

Oct 16 2017

Varnent changed the status of T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task) from Open to Stalled.
Oct 16 2017, 10:00 PM · WMF-Communications
Varnent changed the status of T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog, a subtask of T34101: High-density display issues (HiDPI) (tracking), from Open to Stalled.
Oct 16 2017, 9:59 PM · Tracking, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
Varnent changed the status of T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog from Open to Stalled.
Oct 16 2017, 9:59 PM · Wikimedia-Blog, WMF-Communications
Varnent changed the status of T174603: Make footer use new WMF logo from Open to Stalled.
Oct 16 2017, 9:58 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent changed the status of T174603: Make footer use new WMF logo, a subtask of T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task), from Open to Stalled.
Oct 16 2017, 9:58 PM · WMF-Communications
Varnent added a subtask for T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task): T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Oct 16 2017, 5:48 PM · WMF-Communications
Varnent added a parent task for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo: T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task).
Oct 16 2017, 5:48 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a parent task for T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog: T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task).
Oct 16 2017, 5:46 PM · Wikimedia-Blog, WMF-Communications
Varnent added subtasks for T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task): T174603: Make footer use new WMF logo, T174085: Update to the new WMF logo icon on About this app-page, T168662: Update WMF logo on Coinbase donation page, T168663: Update WMF logo on Square Cash donation page, T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog.
Oct 16 2017, 5:46 PM · WMF-Communications
Varnent added a parent task for T168662: Update WMF logo on Coinbase donation page: T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task).
Oct 16 2017, 5:46 PM · Wikimedia-Fundraising
Varnent added a parent task for T174085: Update to the new WMF logo icon on About this app-page: T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task).
Oct 16 2017, 5:46 PM · iOS-app-v5.7.0-Corgi-On-A-Surfboard, Easy, User-Josve05a, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog
Varnent added a parent task for T168663: Update WMF logo on Square Cash donation page: T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task).
Oct 16 2017, 5:46 PM · Wikimedia-Fundraising
Varnent added a parent task for T174603: Make footer use new WMF logo: T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task).
Oct 16 2017, 5:46 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent created T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task).
Oct 16 2017, 5:42 PM · WMF-Communications
Varnent added a comment to T174603: Make footer use new WMF logo.

Foundation Communications is working on some updates to this icon. The font is also outdated and overall has not been touched in several years - so ideal is to start with a new file rather than modify existing. Our graphics folks are working on it. No changes to URL planned or requested.

Oct 16 2017, 5:12 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jun 29 2017

Varnent closed T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo as Resolved.

We can safely close this ticket. This set of updates is done. We will have another set soon. On behalf of the Foundation's Communications department, including @Heather (who made that post and I just spoke with), this is the official logo of the Wikimedia Foundation and these were approved changes. :)

Jun 29 2017, 3:56 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jun 14 2017

Varnent added a comment to T167900: Policy listserv link on https://policy.wikimedia.org/ doesn't actually sign people up for the mailing list.

@Slaporte - I am checking with Mule right now on if they still have access. Can we change ownership without moving it off Wordpress server? Sorry - I have not looked into any of this in like a year so playing memory catchup and do not recall where things were left in terms of access to the Wordpress hosted repo. :)

Jun 14 2017, 6:50 PM · WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Varnent added a comment to T167900: Policy listserv link on https://policy.wikimedia.org/ doesn't actually sign people up for the mailing list.

@Slaporte - I have been looking around a bit and think I can. I would just need the ability to submit the file to the Wordpress server. I cannot remember how that access is setup. Does Mule still have that access or do we have it as well now?

Jun 14 2017, 6:10 PM · WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Varnent added a project to T167900: Policy listserv link on https://policy.wikimedia.org/ doesn't actually sign people up for the mailing list: WMF-Legal.
Jun 14 2017, 6:05 PM · WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Varnent added a comment to T167900: Policy listserv link on https://policy.wikimedia.org/ doesn't actually sign people up for the mailing list.

I believe this is related to T116290.

Jun 14 2017, 6:05 PM · WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

May 25 2017

Varnent added a comment to T166339: Are watchlists dead?.

Also, the stats for a given page (Page Information link) may shed some light on this, see the following for the VE board at en.wp;

Number of page watchers 339
Number of page watchers who visited recent edits 98

May 25 2017, 8:46 PM · Analytics

May 10 2017

Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

Hi @Varnent and thread, a couple random places still using the old logo - apologies if these are known:

  1. In the CultureAmp Wikimedia Foundation Engagement Survey that just went out
  2. https://blog.wikimedia.org/
May 10 2017, 12:58 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a comment to T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog.

I am not yet sure we want to update this specific instance to Wikimedia Foundation specific logo yet. We are discussing in-dept and should have answer soon - although keep in mind we are in the midst of a departure for the digital media team. ;)

May 10 2017, 12:49 AM · Wikimedia-Blog, WMF-Communications

May 4 2017

Varnent added a comment to T156674: Fix or replace Module:Assemble multilingual message.

Would also be helpful if we could figure out a way to allow the headers to be translated as well.

May 4 2017, 2:52 PM · Developer-Wishlist (2017)

Apr 28 2017

Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

This week was a little busy for Comms - so let's wait until next week (we will ping back) - just in case there are questions from folks once this happens. :)

Apr 28 2017, 9:01 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Apr 25 2017

Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

We do not need to do vote.wikimedia.org - the list in top of ticket should be accurate:

Apr 25 2017, 9:40 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Apr 13 2017

Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

@Varnent Fundraising is all set to move forward with this. Looks like @Urbanecm has a patch to make the updates on the main cluster. The patch might need a couple of changes, including adding a new version of the 'a wikimedia project' button. Would comms create that pic?

Apr 13 2017, 8:04 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 20 2017

Varnent updated the task description for T160763: Draft clarifying statement email re: Tooling Working Group.
Mar 20 2017, 7:20 PM · Team-Practices (This-Week)

Feb 9 2017

Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Feb 9 2017, 3:45 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Feb 9 2017, 3:40 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Feb 9 2017, 3:40 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Feb 9 2017, 3:32 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Feb 9 2017, 12:22 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Feb 8 2017

Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Feb 8 2017, 11:49 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jan 23 2017

Nemo_bis awarded T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo a Manufacturing Defect? token.
Jan 23 2017, 5:54 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Nov 15 2016

Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Nov 15 2016, 9:22 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

@Dereckson - fair point - we will hold off on those for now.

Nov 15 2016, 9:22 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

@Urbanecm - we are delaying until January 2017 at FR Tech's request.

Nov 15 2016, 9:19 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 19 2016

yuvipanda awarded T148061: Feasibility of hosting podcast setup on Wikimedia servers a Evil Spooky Haunted Tree token.
Oct 19 2016, 6:15 AM · WMF-Communications, Operations

Oct 13 2016

Varnent created T148061: Feasibility of hosting podcast setup on Wikimedia servers.
Oct 13 2016, 6:16 PM · WMF-Communications, Operations

Sep 30 2016

Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

I am waiting on that exact timeline - but was told originally in the next few weeks.

Sep 30 2016, 4:50 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

Comms goal is to wait until FR Tech is ready with the update on Payments Wiki so that donors do not see a different logo at some point in the donation process.

Sep 30 2016, 4:30 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 31 2016

Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Aug 31 2016, 3:57 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

@Urbanecm - Okay - we are talking with FR about timing and should have an update relatively soon.

Aug 31 2016, 3:55 PM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 30 2016

Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

@Urbanecm - great thank you! That was faster than I was expecting - lol - so I just need to verify a couple things first and touch base with FR. :) Should be back to you later today.

Aug 30 2016, 7:14 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

@Urbanecm - also - thank you! That was quick! :)

Aug 30 2016, 6:44 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent added a comment to T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.

I am checking with @Heather on the priority of ones we will need variations for, and if they are ready to be designed now or will come later. I apologize, but I realize I made a typo. The WMF favicon is ready, the officewiki one is not, and internal one is lowest priority.

Aug 30 2016, 6:44 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Aug 30 2016, 6:42 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent reassigned T143450: Wikimedia Blog should provide full article syndication feeds (RSS) from Varnent to EdErhart-WMF.
Aug 30 2016, 5:41 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T143450: Wikimedia Blog should provide full article syndication feeds (RSS) as Resolved.
Aug 30 2016, 5:41 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent removed a member for WMF-Communications: jrbs.
Aug 30 2016, 5:38 AM
Varnent removed a member for WMF-Communications: Katherine-WMF.
Aug 30 2016, 5:38 AM
Varnent moved T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo from Backlog to Doing on the WMF-Communications board.
Aug 30 2016, 5:37 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent updated the task description for T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Aug 30 2016, 5:36 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent updated subscribers of T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Aug 30 2016, 5:33 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent created T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo.
Aug 30 2016, 5:32 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 19 2016

Varnent added a comment to T135461: Exploratory: Making Wikidata content accessible on wikimediafoundation.org.

I believe it is hosted on the same cluster. However, it does not have the same setup - such as not using SUL.

May 19 2016, 5:55 PM · Wikidata

May 17 2016

Varnent updated subscribers of T135461: Exploratory: Making Wikidata content accessible on wikimediafoundation.org.
May 17 2016, 1:00 AM · Wikidata
Varnent created T135461: Exploratory: Making Wikidata content accessible on wikimediafoundation.org.
May 17 2016, 12:59 AM · Wikidata

May 12 2016

Varnent renamed T135144: Fix RSS feed link under "Get Connected" section on Wikimedia Blog from Fix RSS feed link on Wikimedia Blog to Fix RSS feed link under "Get Connected" section on Wikimedia Blog.
May 12 2016, 4:30 PM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent updated subscribers of T135144: Fix RSS feed link under "Get Connected" section on Wikimedia Blog.
May 12 2016, 4:29 PM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent created T135144: Fix RSS feed link under "Get Connected" section on Wikimedia Blog.
May 12 2016, 4:28 PM · Wikimedia-Blog

May 4 2016

Varnent updated subscribers of T127296: Better promotion of smaller tech events (Tech Talks, Office Hours, Lightning Talks...).
May 4 2016, 3:45 PM · Developer-Relations (Apr-Jun-2016), Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, DevRel-March-2016
Varnent awarded T133465: Mailing lists for Iberocoop a Like token.
May 4 2016, 2:26 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Apr 12 2016

Varnent added a member for WMF-Communications: ZMcCune.
Apr 12 2016, 3:50 PM
Varnent added members for WMF-Communications: VictorGrigas, jeffelder.
Apr 12 2016, 3:48 PM
Varnent closed T97341: Redirect for Wikimedia v NSA as Resolved.

Thank you @faidon for your quick work on this!!!

Apr 12 2016, 3:20 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration
Varnent added a comment to T66122: Translate and related extensions on AffCom wiki.

@Dereckson - I am no longer connected to AffCom having joined WMF as a contractor. However, I still have access to their wiki, and am still in touch with their members and staff liaison (Jaime Anstee). As such, I am happy to help with this ticket in whatever ways would be helpful and logical.

Apr 12 2016, 1:38 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Apr 7 2016

Varnent added a comment to T97341: Redirect for Wikimedia v NSA.

I was following the same process as the last time the redirect was changed - which is what Dzahn suggested we do: "If the redirect target is supposed to change later you can either make a new ticket or simply reopen this one again."

Apr 7 2016, 9:43 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration
Varnent raised the priority of T97341: Redirect for Wikimedia v NSA from Normal to High.
Apr 7 2016, 6:03 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration
Varnent reopened T97341: Redirect for Wikimedia v NSA as "Open".

We would like to change the redirect for an announcement on Monday (if possible) to this URL: https://policy.wikimedia.org/stopsurveillance

Apr 7 2016, 6:03 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration

Mar 4 2016

Varnent added a comment to T127546: delete communicationsintern@ mail alias ?.

Just got confirmation, sounds like we are ready to live without this alias. :)

Mar 4 2016, 5:59 AM · Mail, Operations
Varnent added a comment to T127546: delete communicationsintern@ mail alias ?.

@Dzahn We have team interns, but I do not have one working with me in particular. :) We have talked about this list a bit on our staff list. It doesn't sound like we are in need of this list anymore, but I am waiting on final verification of that. Essentially it is a holdover from when we had a team of interns helping with the blog.

Mar 4 2016, 5:51 AM · Mail, Operations