This is wonderful, we can offer to do some image restorations as part of
this to that end I've already approached User:Durova she's done a lot of
restorations of early images many are now FP on both commons and en and is
willing to do a digital restoration of some their images, all thats needs is
a large scan preferably in tif format rather than jpg
Norman Lindsay poster restored example
restored version -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trumpetcallsa.jpg
Then theres this one of Labor members
original -- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LabourGroup.jpg
restored version -- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Labor_1901b.jpg
We can offer more then just writting an article...ultimately even some of
the restorations displayed with a credit to the restorer, Commons and WM-au
2009/1/13 Orderinchaos78 <orderinchao...@gmail.com>
> For this sort of stuff noone should ever be afraid of using WP:AWNB on en.
> It's not a terribly busy board, and it's got the content side of the
> readers. If it's something really big, make a note on WT:AUS linking back to
> the AWNB post. Is there an Australian commons community as well btw?
> (I realise the en regulars already know all this but just for those who
> 2009/1/13 Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com>
>> >> How can we attract people who
>> >> don't usually come to meetups? I expect embarrassingly few will turn
>> >> up if we can't do this.
>> > Yes, my concern too. Thoughts on how to increase turn-out:
>> > == Tell them ==
>> > * We spam everyone in
>> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_in_Sydney
>> > , all ~231 of them, via their talk page, notifying them about this
>> > event
>> > for Wikipedians in Sydney,
>> This I what I was expecting we would do - once the Membership of WM-
>> AU have had a chance to settle on a date.
>> > * Put it on the Australian Wikipedian's noticeboard.
>> Yep. Even if they can't come because it's full or they're not in the
>> city, it makes them more aware of WM-AU as a real entity and
>> encourages them to join up in the future. So, it needn't be a "we
>> need more people" notice, but more of a "what your chapter is doing
>> for you, FYI".
>> > == Outreach to related communities ==
>> I really don't think we'll need to go beyond our immediate contacts
>> for this one. 20 people will fill up faster that you expect I believe.
>> > == Maybe add a sweetener? ==
>> I'm pretty sure there's enough sweetener in this already! :-) WM-AU
>> doesn't have any merch of its own as yet...
>> But did I mention that Powerhouse wants to put their marketing people
>> on to this and try to get this event mentioned in the papers/radio
>> the next day...? Sweet enough yet?
>> > == Exclusivity ==
>> This, I expect will be a major drawcard factor, and something that is
>> implicit in the name of the event.
>> > Let's assume we do the above, and that gets us 7 more people.
>> > == Overbooking ==
>> Hmm... not sure, I don't want to second guess a system that has never
>> been tested yet.
>> > So basically even if we do all of the above, we'll probably get
>> > about 7
>> > +7+6+7-7 = 20 people.
>> > That's my guess anyway.
>> > -- All the best,
>> > Nick.
>> In conclusion - I think we'll get our 20 quick-smart. The trick is
>> not so much finding 20 people who are willing to get access to
>> Powerhouse for free, but more a question of finding 20 people who
>> will repay the Powerhouse's generosity with some effort on WP.
>> Remember - this is not just a free-ride, we have to put back too...
>> *This will be the trick to making this successful and getting the
>> Powerhouse to recommend us to other institutions in the future.* This
>> is our "job interview".
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