User talk:Jon Davies (WMUK)

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Freedom of information request

Please see my note here. Were you involved in the 26 September letter to UKCC? Please let me know. Thanks. Peter Damian 09:19, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

No Jon Davies WMUK 09:59, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK Annual Conference 2012

I'm writing to let you know that WikiConference UK 2012 is coming up, on Saturday 12 May 2012, in London. Some time ago you indicated that you are interested in attending the event. If this is still the case please help us in planning for the event by registering at The conference will incorporate both presentations and talks about Wikipedia/Wikimedia, as well as Wikimedia UK's Annual General Meeting. It is free to attend. If you have any questions please contact Daria Cybulska on or 0207 065 0994. Hope to see you there! Richard Symonds (talk) 15:09, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

No beer with the pizza?

It's the boss's job to order a beer so that everyone else feels able to do so. You're letting your staff down, Jon! (Although, I did find understanding that pension scheme's accounts this afternoon rather more difficult that usual owing to the two pints of ale at lunchtime, so you might be on to something...) --Tango (talk) 20:24, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Webcasted board meetings

Hi Jon. I have asked for verification that the WMUK board meetings are webcast. I am getting the run around by a trustee who first tells me to talk to Richard (which I did) and now he says I should talk to you. So, please see Water cooler#Webcasted board meetings. John Vandenberg (talk) 09:13, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I have already explained that rather than annoying John by answering his questions I would leave it to others. Calling that a "run around" seems a surprising description coming from the Australian Chapter President as a public allegation against a current UK Chapter Board member. However, to avoid this becoming a larger issue, I'll put that down as a personal slip rather than taking this as a statement from the Australian Chapter. As for questions appropriate to the CEO, such as private investigations into the probity of past board members, versus questions about releasing video files onto commons that might be answered by our Office Manager, I thought the distinction was self evident, apologies for making that assumption and I shall do better to explain more fully in future. Thanks -- (talk) 09:51, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
Simple answer some have been and the intention would be for them all to be. It has been a matter of having the right technical people in the right places at the right time. If you are interested in the technical specs so you can do the same for your chapter contact pigsonthewing. If you want quick answers to questions email me directly. Jon Davies WMUK (talk) 10:05, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
I am not interested in reproducing webcasting of board meetings in Australia at this time. We have a few other challenges to tackle first. The WMAU board is located in Jakarta and Hobart (5691 kms apart) and Perth and Brisbane (4332 kms apart) and Melbourne and Canberra.
I dont think quick answers are needed for the issue I have raised on the Water cooler; good answers, and public answers, are needed. Mike Peel has been kind enough to provide some answers. A few more are needed, but it is now in good hands. John Vandenberg (talk) 11:41, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Joining WMUK

Hi Jon

I based my comment about membership on the phrase "Your membership status will be confirmed to you shortly following the next board meeting" on the joining page. I filled in the joining form on Thursday and got a Paypal confirmation the same day, but I haven't had anything else yet so I assumed that my membership status was still pending. Thryduulf (talk:local | en.wp | en.wikt) 11:11, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Ah, we need to update the joining page. The Board has delegated to Jon the responsibility to approve memberships (as we have never yet rejected a membership application, and if there were grounds to do so it would be unlikely that we spotted them in a Board meeting), but I don't think the form reflects that yet. The Land (talk) 12:02, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Both Jon and I spotted the same thing. It will be fixed very shortly. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 16:58, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks to Ms.Bavage and her dextrous use of CiviCRM it has been done. Jon Davies (WMUK) (talk) 10:28, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

What do you reckon?

WMUK Grants programme - a piece of cake?
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How does that work as a banner? Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 16:54, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Lovely and colourful.

Hello, Jon Davies WMUK (talk) how are you again, it is my hope that you're fine and I official need your mutual support to the Wikimania 2016 Bid and if our City selected we'll still need that support. hopping that you'll do Manawa|TalkEducation First 7:47, 19 November 2014 (UTC)