Hi James, Although I have a variety of frustrations with WMF Community Resources and for COI reasons I would like to have ways to fund Wikimedia projects with minimal involvement or approvals from WMF, I agree with Danny that your proposal as written is likely outside of the scope for the Community Wishlist Survey and that your proposal would benefit from clarification. I support Danny's decision, but I thank you for thinking about these topics. I hope to see more discussion of fundraising and distribution of resources in the weeks and months ahead, including in the context of the WMF strategy process.
Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 11:02 PM James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: > I would like to appeal > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019%2FArchive%2FAssist_Wikimedians_with_crowdfunding&type=revision&diff=18603544&oldid=18594887 > > on the grounds that adding a different behavior to existing behavior > in order to try to measure which is better is an inherent part of > every technical and documentation approval. In other words, trying > something new isn't the same as irrevocable change unless it is > incontrovertible that the change is an obvious improvement, the extent > of which should be measured. > > Or to put it another way, the Foundation should build manual-only > fundraising bots and give access to them in addition to ordinary > grants. I hope you agree, but if you don't, that's okay too. > > Thank you for reading this appeal. Whether this project succeeds or > otherwise, I wish you the best. > > Regards, > Jim > > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>