Just a question: can a former chapter reapply for recognition?

Vito

2017-02-08 16:13 GMT+01:00 Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>:

> As the chapter status of Wikimedia Hong Kong has come to an end, I would
> like to thank the volunteers at Wikimedia Hong Kong for their incredible
> work over the past years. It is easy to start discussions about the
> validity of the decision, or to play a blame game - but lets at least agree
> some pretty cool stuff has been done over the past years.
>
> Most of us will remember the Wikimania conference that was organized in
> Hong Kong in 2013 - an amazing conference with an incredible amount of
> volunteers that were collected from all over society to help welcome these
> Wikipedians. Especially in their earliest years, I believe that Wikimedia
> HK was active in supporting other Asian chapters to collaborate better and
> grow.
>
> Thank you, Wikimedians from Hong Kong, for your service! You have helped
> the Wikimedia movement in Hong Kong a lot over the past years, and I hope
> that we will still hear a lot from you in this new phase. The end of the
> organization will hopefully not mean the end of your impactful work.
>
> Best,
>
> Lodewijk
>
> 2017-02-08 12:48 GMT+01:00 Wong Rover <ro...@wikimedia.hk>:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > On behalf of WMHK, I would like to say something.
> >
> > Some may think it is pity that WMHK has been de-recognized. But the board
> > of WMHK has actually already decided to disband the chapter.
> >
> > Although WMHK will cease to exist, I still hope the other chapters will
> > continue to try their best in the Wikimedia movement.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Rover Wong
> > the last president of Wikimedia Hong Kong
> >
> > 2017年2月8日 下午7:10 於 "James Heilman" <jmh...@gmail.com> 寫道:
> >
> > > Thanks Kirill
> > >
> > > In my opinion this is reasonable. We need to have criteria for what
> > > affiliation with the movement means and what it requires from those
> > > affiliated. If the requirements are consistently not met than removing
> > > official affiliation until it is is simply common practice.
> > >
> > > James
> > >
> > > On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Kirill Lokshin <
> kirill.loks...@gmail.com
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > >
> > > > Recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate — a chapter, thematic
> > > > organization, or user group — is a privilege that allows an
> independent
> > > > group to officially use the Wikimedia trademarks to further the
> > Wikimedia
> > > > mission. While most affiliates adhere to the basic compliance
> standards
> > > set
> > > > forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol
> has
> > > > been developed to address the exceptional cases when a Wikimedia
> > movement
> > > > affiliate does not meet basic compliance standards and their
> continued
> > > > recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate presents a risk to the
> > > > Wikimedia movement.
> > > >
> > > > On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Hong Kong was notified of their
> > > suspension
> > > > as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing non-compliance with
> > > reporting
> > > > requirements, and was provided with an explicit list of tasks and
> > > deadlines
> > > > in order to return to compliance with their chapter agreement. The
> > > chapter
> > > > failed to complete these tasks by the deadline of November 1, 2016,
> and
> > > was
> > > > consequently notified that they would no longer be recognized as a
> > > > Wikimedia chapter after the termination of their Chapter Agreement on
> > > > February 1, 2017.
> > > >
> > > > If you have questions about what this means for the community members
> > in
> > > > Wikimedia Hong Kong’s geographic area or language scope, we have put
> > > > together a very basic FAQ, which may be found at
> > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_
> > > > affiliate_de-recognition_FAQ
> > > > .
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Kirill Lokshin
> > > > Vice-Chair, Affiliations Committee
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> > > James Heilman
> > > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
> > >
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