I would like to point out that the below statement is possibly slightly
misleading. So please allow me to point out that in Anne sentence below:
"The WikiFundi team has been working on the product for a couple of
years now, with support from WMF and the Orange Foundation."
Although there will not be a WMF Metrics and Activities Meeting this month,
I'm wondering, would people be interested in having a "Wikimedia Community
Metrics and Activities Meeting"? People could present lightning talks about
their subjects of interest (one to five minutes long), and we could
I agree with you completely. People who are reading Wikipedia should know
that Wikipedia is written by volunteers and that they can edit. Calling
someone a "reader" doesn't, to me, mean that editing is hidden from them..
it means that we're making sure we're meeting their needs as readers
It would be nice to have a little 6-pg workbook describing the idea of
wiki, and explaining how to create + edit your own wiki pages. Texting a
phone # (for tiny facts + images), offline/on a phone, on a local server,
or posting asynchronously to wikimedia; and details of what is expected of
The intro page of the offline medical wiki says that the content is written
by volunteers and invites the reader to join us and make the next version
On Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 14:03 Leinonen Teemu wrote:
> Hi Anne,
> On 23 Jul 2018, at 19.24, Anne Gomez ago...@wikimedia.org>> wrote:
On 23 Jul 2018, at 19.24, Anne Gomez
Personally, I see the New Readers efforts as a step in that direction, and
not the end goal. We're working on bringing more people to understanding
Wikipedia/Wikimedia with the hope that they'll contribute down
Hi All, I cannot support the idea that the movement strategy is designed
for functionaries only. We encouraged editors and volunteers to meet and
discuss the strategy locally and also gave them (financial) support so that
they were able to attend the international conferences and take their part
That feels about right for most of the time.
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I think Andres is completely right of this description, that the whole
exercise was designed by functionaries for functionaries, and nobody ever
thought that volunteers working on the projects could be involved.
It is indeed right that many of those do not care about the strategy
Due to the timing of Wikimania travel, upcoming remote work time in the office,
and planned changes to the meeting - this month’s Metrics and Activities
meeting will not be taking place.
We will return with some changes next month on 30 August 2018 starting at 18:00
UTC (usual date
Hmm. Yes and no. Yes the May 2017 conference suffered from some interesting
selection bias, but no the people there were not all brainwashed into
forgetting their "wildness". We are all still wild wild Wikipedians at
heart, speaking for the 2006 cohort in its entirety. I really doubt whether
this link is somewhat offtopic, but relevant to an earlier discussion:
it seems well-researched and informative.
Among other things, it tries to refute the common argument that Linux will have
a virus popular when and if it becomes more popular.
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