Edit-a-thons are handy for those who want to share resources like physical books, want someone to help them with research or translation, enjoy editing collaboratively, or want to teach people how to edit. What I have heard is that they are most effective when targeted at a specific theme like arts, feminism, or cultural heritage.
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 11:22 AM, Wjhonson <wjhon...@aol.com> wrote: > I am suggesting that those people who want to "promote" these sorts of > in-person Editathons, might consider finding ways to encourage people to > come who wouldn't without encouragement. > > Otherwise, just like the vast majority of "user groups" have died out over > the past twenty years, these look like the same fate. > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Karen Coyle <kco...@kcoyle.net> > To: San Francisco Bay Area Wikimedians <email@example.com> > Sent: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 11:17 am > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-SF] Anybody out there > > Some people like to sit in cafes while they work "alone", others prefer > to be alone at home. Same with editing. Some people like to do it in > company, others not. > > Speaking of editing in company, I would love to find an informal but > pleasing venue where people can stop in, have a beer, and join others > who are editing, without having to organize something more formal. > Although I find value in holding editing sessions in the local > libraries, it can be hard to book the rooms, and once there the > environment is a bit sterile. I'm in Berkeley and there are some cafes > that have wifi, coffee, beer, and food. Is anyone else interested in a > kind of "Wednesday nights at xx" or something like that? > > kc > (obviously someone who likes to edit in company) > > On 6/23/14, 8:18 AM, Wjhonson wrote: > > I don't really understand the point of going to Editathons > > I can sit at home and edit. > > Maybe someone needs to post pictures and reviews and so on to encourage > > how fun it is, or whatever it is.... > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Saehrimnir <saehrim...@gmx.net> > > To: wikimedia-sf <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Sent: Sun, Jun 22, 2014 8:25 pm > > Subject: [Wikimedia-SF] Anybody out there > > > > Hello, > > this is the lamest mailing list I ever subscribed to and probably the > > wikimedian meetup group with the highest moment of inertia compared to > > its size (I know physics is not on my side here, but thats OK it never > > really is) I have been part of. > > Don't get me wrong I know that anyone I met so far in this Community > > does some amazing and impressive projects inside and outside of the > > wikimedia universe. And I realize that the fourth dimension is the most > > limited and that hanging out with other people at Edithatons has to be > > weighted against this other projects. But there is also statistics if it > > would take the amount of Editors from more than 7 million Inhabitants to > > make a event every other month nothing would ever take place in Germany. > > For instance Stephen LaPorte proposed a meetup next saturday a > > Edithathon at the Foundation (Stephen is that dead already?) and no one > > even looked at the Page. The Wicnik is 2 weeks away and there is some > > interest but neither place nor food wich are at least in my opinion some > > important part of an Picknick. > > OK enough Rant back to you Silence. > > > > -- > > Knowledge should be free! > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-SF mailing list > > Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org <mailto:Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > > <Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org?>> > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-SF mailing list > > Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > > > > > -- > Karen coylekco...@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net > m: 1-510-435-8234 > skype: kcoylenet > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-SF mailing > listWikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.orghttps://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-SF mailing list > Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > >
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