Craig has a good point, but this is a lovely example of two projects planning 
on very different timescales. The most important countries for a future Wiki 
Loves Monuments campaign are some of the very countries that fundraising could 
have had this September, the ones where there has not yet been a WLM but where 
a group of volunteers will emerge in the next few months. How can one predict 
where they will be?


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> Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2015 13:39:25 +1000
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> Firstly, I'm delighted to see that a mutually acceptable compromise has
> been reached here.  Well done everyone in coming together with the best
> interests of the entire movement in mind.
> If I can make a suggestion though, I'd suggest that the fundraising team
> and the community, particularly the WLM crew, get together *now* and try to
> work out how those campaigns are going to be coordinated so that this
> doesn't happen again next year, while there are still good vibes in the
> air.  Something we're all really bad at as a movement, is procrastinating
> on these sort of issues, but if there is a bit of forward planning there's
> no reason that everyone can't have their cake and eat it too.
> Cheers,
> Craig

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