The Wikidata profiles is a bit of a tangent, here's another nudge that the thread is really about best practices for managing scholarships for volunteers.
Now indulging the tangent myself :-), care will be taken for all attendees for this planned LGBT+ conference to feel safe and welcome by participating. Though some participants may have public profiles and be published, most will not, and it's likely that even some with profiles will prefer to take part without it being an issue. The conference will be transparently governed and the outcomes will be public and of public benefit, but there are jolly good reasons not to have participants feeling that they are being live streamed and any video frame might be used out of context in trollish commentary about them or to out them. We regularly, and have recently seen, minority groups targeted with harassment, threats, abuse and other unwelcoming hounding just for being visible participants on related Wikipedia topics. It's the reality of our public space and there is no easy fix for it, but we can be honest about it, and do more to act on it in a timely way. Thanks, Fae -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae On Tue, 8 Oct 2019 at 09:53, Matej Grochal <ggros...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear all > > interesting idea with Wikidata. However, especially in the LGBT+ > community there might be a disharmony in what is online and what is > offline. Would we require people to out themselves? What about > countries where it is safer to assume an identity? > > Matej _______________________________________________ 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>