My suggestion is to come up with a general type training that can work for
all administrators and functionaries since all have the freedom and
permission to do all types of work on WMF projects. And that training
should be mandatory.
Then people who are focusing on a particular type of administrative or
functionaries work can take more advanced courses that could be mandatory
for doing some types of work.
Wiki Project Med Foundation
WikiWomen's User Group
On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 2:10 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sydney,
> Thanks for that link. I think that for now I would suggest avoiding making
> the training mandatory because we won't know how successful it is until
> after we've used it for awhile. After the training has been tested and
> refined based on feedback, and if the consensus is that the training is
> helpful, then at that point we could consider making this a required annual
> I could foresee is that, on wikis that have arbitration committees or
> other systematic ways of dealing with administrators who mess up, the
> ArbComs and/or the community could say that those administrators who have
> demonstrated weakness in areas that are addressed by the training will be
> required to take or re-take the training as a condition of keeping their
> admin permissions.
> My hope is that the training will be of such good quality, and so
> interesting and useful to administrators, that many administrators will
> *want* to take the training or at least be curious enough to try it. Big
> carrot, small stick. We can escalate from there if the training develops a
> track record of success.
> I would think of success as being measured in two ways: administrators'
> feedback about the training shows a consensus that they found it helpful,
> and communities report higher levels of satisfaction with their
> administrators as shown in the difference between surveys that are done
> before on multiple wikis (1) before the training starts and (2) after 6 or
> 12 months of the training being rolled out.
> Comments welcome, including suggestions about how to measure the success
> of the training.
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 7:58 PM, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com>
>> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight suggested Annual Training during the
>> Harassment Consultation, 2015.
>> If you've not seen it, it is worth your time to read the talk page
>> Sydney Poore
>> Wiki Project Med Foundation
>> WikiWomen's User Group
>> Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sydney.e.poore
>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 9:17 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have created
>>> and would welcome feedback there.
>>> On the subject of block evasion, I have some ideas but would defer to our
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