Hi Patrick,

'workshop' shouts to me that it is a real life, real time event that people
can register for, and attend (in person or remotely). The page seems to
suggest however (at a quick glance) that it is rather an online discussion
forum. Maybe good to clarify that immediately at the top of the page, given
the potentially confusing title that it has.

Another thing I would find helpful (maybe a bit too obvious for you) is
clearly stating expectations and goals at the top. What are you trying to
accomplish? (options that come to mind is reducing harassment, or helping
people to deal with (accept? fight? hide?) harrassment. I expect the

Finally, a thing that was also mentioned by Liz at the page (and maybe by
others), is that in a multilingual community like ours, it is really tough
to discuss sensitive issues like this without a very clear understanding of
what we're talking about. People probably have very different expectations
of what you mean with 'harrassment'. My first thought with the word was
basically sexual or physical harrassment, with real life or near-real life
aspects. At Wikimania I got a better understanding that apparently others
were using a much wider definition of the word.

Hopefully will clarifications like the above on the page reduce the
threshold to participate, especially for those that are not native speakers
(and who have more trouble to read through the whole page to get an

(also posted this on the talkpage)

On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 3:27 AM, Patrick Earley <pear...@wikimedia.org>

> Hello all,
> With a lot of discussion on multiple issues going on, I know it can be
> hard to find time or "bandwidth" for an problem with no easy solutions.
> But some of the community has started to work on some approaches to the
> problem of harassment at the workshop on Meta. [1]
> It's an issue that isn't going away on its own, and we've started
> gathering some possible ways forward.  We'd love to see you there.
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Harassment_workshop
> Best regards,
> --
> Patrick Earley
> Senior Community Advocate
> Wikimedia Foundation
> pear...@wikimedia.org
> (1) 415 975 1874
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