Yes the greying of the pedia is a real phenomena, and I am sure that an editor
survey would confirm that on average we are getting older.
You posit two reasons for the community to be in decline, that the easy
articles have been written and that it is difficult to edit Wikipedia on a
Editing via a mailing list is clearly not ideal. I was going to add the missing
r to “do not add you own bio”, trivial compared to the licensing issue that
Andy mentioned, and typical of the minor edits that I do on Wikipedia and other
wikis. But there doesn't seem to be an edit button on
James, I don't think anyone has suggested using the endowment money to fund
translations. That money is being collected for the purpose of guaranteeing the
projects future, even if we enter an era where the fundraiser doesn't work.
Repurposing that pot of money in such a way would have ethical
There were two presentations on paid translation at Wikimania in Gdansk. I
think that would be 2010? One by Google.org, the other by Google.com (charity
and corporate wings).
I'm afraid my memory of the event is far from perfect. But some things stuck in
As one would expect, many of
I wouldn't express it quite so bluntly, but agreed at a time when editing seems
to have stabilised again after the 2015/16 rally, shifting the Foundation to a
strategy of promoting compliance with both BY and SA would address a lot of
problems. It is probably demotivating for editors to see
It isn't too late to ask about the utility of welcome messages, but be aware
that there are reasons for their evolution over the last decade. Your email
almost implied that this has been an unreviewed area for the last decade.
There was some research a few years ago that concluded
Hi Dr Pavanaja,
Back in April you asked for a list of scholarship applicants and people
explained why we only publicise the list of people who are awarded a grant, not
the people whose applications are declined. The list of people awarded a grant
has been published, your request for a list of
I'm keen on surveys, used to work in that line a few years ago, and the first
we did was I think at least in part a response to a proposal I made on the 2009
Strategy wiki. In hindsight the big mistakes of that survey were that we didn't
repeat it annually, and the lack of community input in
I'm partly in agreement with Pine, this is more about policy than a bug and it
should be being discussed on meta not phabricator.
I disagree with Pine re the IRC channels. If the people running a particular
IRC channel want it to continue as the recommended channel from a particular
Just one small point, "and to conduct programs and events at least once every
two months" reads like a rule set by Americans who deliberately or otherwise
don't want too much emphasis on the education program.
Most western countries have remuneration packages that put more emphasis on
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