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Hello all! I helped start the Jackson Heights wiki. Comments or questions welcomed here. Thomas Lowenhaupt (talk) 14:12, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

August 13th, 2017: A Wonderful Day At Travers Park[edit]

We had a most enjoyable and productive day at Travers Park this past Sunday (August 13th). The undersigned was there with summer intern Syed Rahman, and Indigenouspat. Our message:

  • It was a "Hello World" occasion. We flew our new 10' banner to announce that the JacksonHeights.nyc's is alive.
  • We handed out flyers encouraging residents to Share What You Know and post new pages or edit existing ones. We've nearly 200 pages at this point. (Many pages beg for additional detail.)
  • We recruited governors - residents interested in having a say in how the wiki and the organization overseeing its operation work. We're having a meeting on the topic, our governance process next month. Let me know if you're interested.

Our intern Syed completes his work this week and is heading off to Vanderbilt University. Of the dozen or so interns I've had over the decades he was perhaps the best. I expect great things of him.

Finally, a big thank you to Syed, and all those who stopped by to learn about our operation and to wish us well.

Tom Lowenhaupt MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:57, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Is wiki.JacksonHeights.nyc a lap behind?[edit]

Reading NYT article on post text world. Do we continue on course, chuck the wiki, modify and enhance, start over...? Thomas Lowenhaupt 22:35, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

What about campaign messages on LinkNYC?[edit]

Are they part of the public communication milieu, or a government organ?

RE: The no "campaign-related materials or partisan political materials" on JacksonHeights.nyc license restriction[edit]

Having posted a wiki page on NYS Assembly District 39, Exhibit B, the LICENSED DOMAIN NAME ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY, for JacksonHeights.nyc license came to mind. EXHIBIT B lists various "Prohibited Content" stating "The Licensee may not publish any of the following types of content on any of its Licensed Domain Names" to include:

campaign-related materials or partisan political materials;

Defining "campaign-related materials"[edit]

  • city, state, federal...
  • What type of materials?

Defining "partisan political materials"[edit]

In Washington D.C.[edit]

The Hatch Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 7321-7326, restricts Federal employee involvement in partisan political activity. Partisan political activity is any activity directed toward the success or failure of a partisan candidate, political party, or partisan political group.

At Columbia University[edit]

POLICY ON PARTISAN POLITICAL ACTIVITY
Columbia University, as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is prohibited from participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Political intervention includes not only making financial contributions but also the publication or distribution of written or oral statements on behalf of or in opposition to a particular candidate. There are no exceptions to this prohibition. Even an insubstantial violation may lead to monetary fines and exposes the University to the possibility of revocation of its tax-exempt status. 

At Connecting.nyc Inc.[edit]

POLICY ON PARTISAN POLITICAL ACTIVITY
Connecting.nyc Inc., as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is prohibited from participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Political intervention includes not only making financial contributions but also the publication or distribution of written or oral statements on behalf of or in opposition to a particular candidate. 

At the upcoming replacement entity for Connecting.nyc Inc., i.e., the new oversight provider for JacksonHeights.nyc.

If a 501(c)(3), the same restrictions apply. Is there an alternative?

Questions[edit]

The city license for JacksonHeights.nyc states

"EXHIBIT B, LICENSED DOMAIN NAME ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY, 
In using its Licensed Domain Names, the Licensee must abide by the following: Prohibited Content. 1. (c) The Licensee may not publish any of the following types of content on any of its Licensed Domain Names: campaign-related materials or partisan political materials;"

and 7 other other prohibitions.

Considering "The Licensee may not publish" clause, how does that apply to a wiki?

  • If a candidate for office posts campaign or partisan materials, is that a license violation?
  • Who defines what these are in NYC?
  • Under what rules and how is this determination made?
  • Who judges when a meme has a dual meaning?
  • Must content be labeled?
  • How are labels read, by people or machines?
  • What size labels?

Thomas Lowenhaupt 16:51, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

#Outside-In[edit]

With LinkNYC, police pole mounted cameras, and now police body cameras, what level of security and privacy do we expect out of home: streets, workplace, retail, restaurants... Do we want to offer any of this "content" via JH.nyc? It's our #Outside-In question. Thomas Lowenhaupt 00:16, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

NIMBYme?[edit]

As per the Urban dictionary...

Used to describe a person or an attitude, NIMBY is an abbreviation for Not In My Back Yard. A NIMBY might agree that a community or a neigborhood needs a half-way house for convicts transitioning back to society, but doesn't want it placed too close to his or her own home or in the neighborhood. property values. too much traffic. ugly woobly boxes
Although the community council supported the zoning change, the NIMBYs argued strongly against the expansion of the trailer park 
#urbania#citizen_involvement#residents#city_planning#citizen_participation

how to sort comments backwards[edit]

from here

i want to sort the comments backwards, so that a new comment will be always on the top. can you help me? --Unsigned

   That's not possible as is. Atm new comments are just added to the end of the talk page. Adding it on top would mean to add it below the heeading and above the last comment which might be difficult to realize. And even if, it wouldn't be backward compatible. --Subfader 14:17, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
       I did it!! Change this
    } else if ($posBelow!==false) {
       # Insert comments below HTML marker
       $talkContent = substr( $talkContent, 0, $posBelow + 21 ) . $commentText . substr( $talkContent, $posBelow + 21 );

to

   } else if ($posBelow!==true) {
       # Insert comments below HTML marker
       $talkContent = substr( $talkContent, 0, $posBelow + 85 ) . $commentText . substr( $talkContent, $posBelow + 85 );

How will society deal with the ability to create and spread fake news, when audio and video content is presented that no citizen can distinguish from the real thing?[edit]

and the f2f neighborhood.

The China model demonstrates the possibility of rapid, revolutionary change, the power (and price) of unity. The liberal democratic model shows the power (and price) of diversity, that good policy is often slow policy. Both provide good lessons.

Do a story of how the neighborhood, supported by a group of parents, created the renaissance school Thomas Lowenhaupt 13:56, 29 May 2018 (UTC)[edit]

My children were in a badly overcrowded P.S. 69 when I first heard that a group of teachers were looking to start a new public school. This was the early 1990's and I was oblivious to the ways of NYC public schools.