Yay!  Thank you!

Neal

On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 07:56:43PM -0700, Gaurav Vaidya wrote:
> Hear ye hear ye,
> 
> On 25 January 2016 at 15:16, Gaurav Vaidya <gau...@ggvaidya.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 25 Jan 2016, at 12:22 PM, Neal McBurnett <n...@bcn.boulder.co.us> wrote:
> >>
> >> I think these all would work according to the guidelines.  The first one 
> >> is already the name of our group at
> >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo
> >>
> >> and it seems to have the easiest name to deal with, including a fine 
> >> acronym.
> >>
> >> WIC: Wikimedians in Colorado
> >> WCUGC: Wikimedia Community User Group Colorado
> >> WCUG:  Wikimedians of Colorado User Group
> >> CUW:   Colorado Users of Wikimedia
> >> CEW:   Colorado Editors of Wikimedia
> >> CUGW:  Colorado Users Group for Wikimedia
> >> WOCCUG: Wikimedians of Colorado Community User Group
> >> WITFR: Wikimedians in the Front Range
> >> WOTFR: Wikimedians of the Front Range
> >> FRUGW: Front Range User Group for Wikimedians
> >>
> >> But let's keep brainstorming for a bit more….
> >
> > Nice ideas! I like "Wikimedians of the Front Range”, "Wikimedians in 
> > Colorado”, "Wikimedians of Colorado User Group” and "Colorado Users Group 
> > for Wikimedia”, in that in order.
> >
> > Thanks for volunteering, Isarra! I don’t know if we can just enter four 
> > names into the form. I’ll see!
> >
> > cheers,
> > Gaurav
> 
> I'm going to apply tomorrow (the form is at
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contact/affcomusergroup) under
> "Wikimedians in Colorado", since we currently have two votes for that
> (Neal + me) and it's already our mailing list name. The three names on
> the application form will be me, Neal and Todd, and I'll also add
> Isarra if I can. If you object to any of this or think of a better
> name, please let the list know in the next twenty-four hours, or
> forever hold your peace.
> 
> cheers,
> Gaurav
> 
> >> Neal McBurnett                 http://neal.mcburnett.org/
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 11:46:41PM -0700, Gaurav Vaidya wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On 23 Jan 2016, at 5:55 PM, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Gaurav,
> >>>>
> >>>> Who told you that you were allowed to move out of here? :) We'll most 
> >>>> certainly have to get together before you do, in any case.
> >>>
> >>> My PhD advisor did, that’s his job! :) I’m not leaving until September, 
> >>> so there’s tons of time to do that — and I’ll definitely organise myself 
> >>> a Wikipedia meetup before I go!
> >>>
> >>>> I suppose I'm an active enough Wikimedian, and I'd love to have a group 
> >>>> here, so I'd be willing to help out leading it.
> >>>
> >>> Yay! Could you please add your name to 
> >>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Colorado? 
> >>> It’d be nice to have as many people listed on there as possible!
> >>>
> >>> Also: should we be “Wikimedia Community User Group Colorado” or 
> >>> "Wikimedians of Colorado User Group”? Other suggestions for names welcome 
> >>> — the guidelines are up at 
> >>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_user_groups/Name_guidelines#examples!
> >>>
> >>> cheers,
> >>> Gaurav
> >>>
> >>>> Todd
> >>>>
> >>>> On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 4:45 PM, Neal McBurnett <n...@bcn.boulder.co.us> 
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>> Thanks, Gaurav!  I'd be happy to be a group leader.
> >>>>
> >>>> Neal McBurnett                 http://neal.mcburnett.org/
> >>>>
> >>>> On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 04:29:26PM -0700, Gaurav Vaidya wrote:
> >>>>> Hi everybody!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I’ve set up a user group page at 
> >>>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Colorado,
> >>>>>  which I think of as a first step to setting up an official "Wikimedia 
> >>>>> Community User Group Colorado”. I pretty much only need two more things 
> >>>>> to fill out the application form at 
> >>>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contact/affcomusergroup —
> >>>>>
> >>>>>  (1) An official description of the group: I’m going to go with the 
> >>>>> description at the top of the user group page, so please edit and 
> >>>>> improve it!
> >>>>>  (2) Three active Wikimedians as group leaders: please reply to the 
> >>>>> mailing list if you’re interested!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I’m happy to be a group leader during the setup phase, but it looks 
> >>>>> likely that I’m going to move out of Colorado this fall, so we’re going 
> >>>>> to need active leaders to keep the group going and to continue to 
> >>>>> organise events into the next year. You need to have at least 300 
> >>>>> contributions on any Wikimedia project and have an account that’s older 
> >>>>> than six months old to be a group leader.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The main advantages of becoming an official user group are: (1) 
> >>>>> recognition by Wikimedia, so maybe increasing our profile with 
> >>>>> organization interested with working with Wikipedia in the area, (2) 
> >>>>> free Wikimedia merchandise for use in activities and outreach 
> >>>>> activities, and (3) one scholarship to attend the Wikimedia Conference 
> >>>>> in Berlin (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_user_groups#why). 
> >>>>> I know Buaidh has been thinking about setting up an official 
> >>>>> organization for our area for a while now, and I think this might be 
> >>>>> the best way to go about it!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> cheers,
> >>>>> Gaurav
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