Rex you want to get sarcastic and petty?
This gentleman in question has interacted with you in the last couple of
weeks concerning a Wikipedia project he wanted to do.
I personally sent him to you for your expertise because you've been
involved in similar stuff.
Did you ever bother to find out if he had an account or not? Did you bother
to help him get his first edit? Knowing perfectly well he wants to lead a
Wikimedia project did you even bother to get him to start out with an
account and some edits?
When he requested a meeting, I took time off work to speak with him and
that's how come I discovered his issues. Even after, I didn't stop there, I
thought it wise to post it here so others who don't have an account can
perhaps see and get one.
I have been with this community since inception. I have learnt a great deal
about fitting an 'open education' agenda into our Ghanaian way of doing
things as technology and local ideologies will allow.
This is one person who sees every message and convo on the list. Yet he
wanted to meet in person. You think he doesn't know he can ask in the
mailing list? Or he doesn't know how to type an email?
Great minds are here too? What has that got to do with me?
Even yesterday I referred someone to the community on this list to get
help. If need be I arrange personal meetings to help them myself. How about
all experienced editors try that? Have I held anyone back?
Get this, people don't care how much you know. What's important is when
they know you care, they come to you.
As a Wikimedian I do it too. When I need help, I weigh options to whether I
should email a list or just go to individuals directly on Facebook or email
etc. I write to WMF if need be.
It's not rocket science neither does it require funded WMF grant to hack
this. Just turn on your computer, email the list with tips, send people
personal messages, find out how you can offer them help as they edit. Give
them options for ways in which they want to interact.
I do things one way, one camp has a problem. I go in the other direction,
another camp has an issue.
Damned if I do, damned if I don't.
On 20 Sep 2016 3:18 p.m., "Nkansah Rexford" <nkansahrexf...@gmail.com>
> Great, then to the person,
> @person, Should you come across any further issues, don't hesitate to
> email this list too. We'll be happy to help too.
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 3:16 PM Sandister Tei <sandister...@gmail.com>
>> The person who contacted me is already on this list.
>> Sandister Tei
>> Via mobile
>> On 20 Sep 2016 1:47 p.m., "Nkansah Rexford" <nkansahrexf...@gmail.com>
>>> Maybe you could recommend to the recruits to join the mailing list and
>>> also channel some of their concerns they might have here. Many great minds
>>> on here too to help with questions.
>>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 1:45 PM Sandister Tei <sandister...@gmail.com>
>>>> Hi there.
>>>> I got a question from a recruit on how to create a Wikipedia account.
>>>> Please visit here <http://www.wmgh.org/p/about-us.html>. The link is
>>>> on the page among other pieces of information.
>>>> Also please register your membership here
>>>> Sandister Tei
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