This annual report, and the numbers in it, are indeed very cool :-) Congratulations.
I just want to add a clarification about the membership numbers, since that is getting a lot of attention in this thread. Not because these numbers are incorrect, or bad, but that other Chapters might be feeling upset that they aren't also achieving such high numbers. WM-De has, according to this report, 50,000 members in total https://2016.wikimedia.de/en/report/members However, what the other chapters need to understand - so they don't feel bad by comparison! - is that the Germany system has two methods of membership. These are [as it been described to me by a German-speaker, I apologise if I'm missing a nuance of language]: - "Aktives Mitglied", the members with voting rights - "Fördermitglied", the people who become a member when they donate, but have no voting rights. The English version of the report uses the terms "active" and "sponsoring". Other chapters only have this first group. The German-language Wikipedia article about WMDE itself describes the ratio between these in April 2015 as 1.921 active : 18.402 sponsoring. https://de. wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland#Mitgliederversammlung Another factor is that, unlike WM-De, other Chapters do not have direct ownership of the fundraising banners and therefore they cannot promote membership to donors in their country as easily. Finally, Germany also has a strong cultural tradition of membership-associations which is not necessarily the case in other countries. All this is not to criticise WM-De, but to say to other chapters that they should not feel bad by comparison, because these situations are not directly comparable. Sincerely, - Liam / Wittylama wittylama.com Peace, love & metadata On 6 June 2017 at 16:16, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> wrote: > > No, it means 15,000 new (paying) members of the association Wikimedia > > Deutschland. > > > > Just to be clear - these are basically donors, not volunteers, right? > > > > > > However, we also try to recruit new authors/editors via banner campaigns > > and are running several of them throughout the year. If you are > interested > > in this, consider joining Verena's session at Wikimania about "On-Wiki > > Campaigning to Engage New Editors" > > > I look forward to hearing about this but won't be at Wikimania -will there > be anything published about it ? :) > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>