My impression was very positive - I think it's a great way for the committee to "tap into" what the rest of the membership are thinking. If I could suggest one improvement (not sure if it's possible given the software), it would be to have two phases; a brainstorming phase followed by a voting phase. I note that most of the top-rating ideas were ones that were posted early on, whereas the later ones didn't get as many votes, perhaps because not as many people saw them.
Even if that can't be done now though, I still think that the tool in its current configuration is very useful and I'd be happy to see it used again. Cheers, Craig -----Original Message----- From: wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Brianna Laugher Sent: Friday, 29 January 2010 10:05 PM To: Wikimedia-au; Wikimedia Australia members-only discussion list. Subject: [Wikimediaau-l] IdeaScale summary Hi all, Thanks to those who participated in the IdeaScale brainstorming by voting. Thanks especially to Angela, ConMan, Adza, Craig, PM and Andrew for writing up their ideas. The final tallies are 110 - Create information kit to enable people to do outreach http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17620-6682 52 - Create Wikimedia-based lesson plans for K-12 teachers to use http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17656-6682 45 - Improve the hosting of wikimedia.org.au http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17650-6682 42 - Bid for Wikimania http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17474-6682 41 - open up the official wiki......goodness is sure to follow! http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17482-6682 27 - Use geo-sitenotices http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17475-6682 24 - Develop outreach "best practices" http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17727-6682 21 - Chapter blog and/or twitter feed http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17654-6682 20 - Rules reform to allow more flexible office-holder arrangements http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17830-6682 18 - Create "small grants" scheme to supper small member initiatives http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17873-6682 15 - Audit of Australian content on WP and Commons http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17724-6682 9 - Review reports from other chapters for ideas http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17666-6682 8 - Get a professional marketing plan to convince GLAMs about benefit of free culture collaboration http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17655-6682 1 - Different strokes http://wmau.ideascale.com/a/dtd/17560-6682 The committee planning meeting is this weekend and we will use the input from this in our decisions. For those who used IdeaScale, what did you think of it? Would you use it again, or something else? thanks, Brianna -- They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: http://modernthings.org/ _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaauemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l