Hello Wikimedia-l, One subject that continues to be a source of concern for me is that I'd like to have a greater quantity and greater diversity of participants on Wikimedia-l. I have heard that some people feel that their English skills are not good enough to participate here, and I don't know what more we can do to help with them to feel welcome to participate regardless of their choice of language or their level of English skills.
Also, I sometimes wonder whether some of our more pointed or stressful discussions on this list make good-faith newbies and quieter people feel too intimidated to post when I think that no one intends to make them feel unwelcome. I hope that this will not sound selfish, but I would like to encourage people to comment on what could be done to facilitate greater and more diverse participation in discussions here, and that includes feedback on how those of us (including me) who frequently post here could do better at helping people to feel that they have an opportunity to be heard. Although I would encourage public discussion of these subjects, I also welcome comments off-list. I realize that it is difficult to balance being candid with being hospitable, and I am hoping that we can be both. Thanks, Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) _______________________________________________ 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>