Hi Pine,

I hope you are doing well. ☺️

It's nice to see your attention for more diversity, thank you for being a voice 
on this concern.

Here are the few suggestions that come to my mind regarding what could be done 
to make people feeling more at ease in contributing on that list :
- explicitly state in the list description that anyone can contribute in any 
language, and conversely provide way to access /contribute to translation of 
each message (this could go on Meta for example), we could also provide links 
to automated translations were such a tool exists for the implied pair of 
- actively promote the list in misc. village pumps, either through a global 
message that summerize recent active threads, with a distribution method 
similar to technews, or making sure that a permanent link with an attractive 
punchline in some main discussion place of each wiki.

I don't feel like those feedback have any chance to be given any resource by 
anyone reading the list, so publishing there don't seem of any use to my mind. 
But since reading your message made these ideas pop in my head, I prefer to at 
least share them with you. Feel free to do whatever you feel appropriate with 
that. 😉


Le 7 novembre 2018 22:58:11 GMT+01:00, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> a écrit :
>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
>Wikimedia-l. I have heard that some people feel that their English
>are not good enough to participate here, and I don't know what more we
>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
>too intimidated to post when I think that no one intends to make them
>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
>how those of us (including me) who frequently post here could do better
>helping people to feel that they have an opportunity to be heard.
>I would encourage public discussion of these subjects, I also welcome
>comments off-list. I realize that it is difficult to balance being
>with being hospitable, and I am hoping that we can be both.
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