Hi Nicole and Kaarel, Thank you for sharing your comments.
A few points: * I realize that a lot of time and money has been spent in the strategy process to this point. I hope that there will be consensus on at least some of the recommendations. * Hopefully the discussions in the next few weeks will be informative. Even if some recommendations are not adopted, that is *not* necessarily a failure, and I hope that the strategy organizers and volunteers will not be discouraged if only a minority of recommendations are adopted. Recommendations which are not adopted may become fruitful seeds for future conversations. * At this stage in the strategy process, changes are not prescribed <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/prescribe>. The community and WMF are free to adopt or decline them without lengthy discussions and speculation about what impacts recommendations would have if adopted. Volunteers are not obligated to spend their time engaging with this process, or to their time justifying their decisions to the organizers of the strategy process. However, there is likely to be discussion about the strategy recommendations, and hopefully those discussions will provide a sense of areas where there may be grounds for a formal consensus later this year. * I believe that the formal process for adopting strategy recommendations by the community could take one or both of these forms. (My impression, which may be incorrect, is that you intend for this adoption process to take place after the "community conversations" in the next few months.) 1. A global request for comment on Meta, with each recommendation set for an individual !vote so that individual recommendations may be accepted or not. 2. Local requests for comment, according to what participants on each wiki decide. This may be practical for some recommendations more than others. I hope that these comments are helpful. 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>