Hi All, Having finally found the proposal page, I have just posted an evaluation of the Winter Sports Proposal<http://www.wikimedia.org.au//wiki/Proposal_talk:Paralympic_Winter_Sports#Evaluating_the_proposal>that I hope it is helpful to the committee and the members.
Whiteghost.ink On 9 December 2012 13:52, Thehelpfulone <thehelpfulonew...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Craig, > > Thanks for your prompt response! I've gone ahead and requested an account > through the interface that you linked to. > > I've had a brief skim read of the background info pages and whilst I > noticed *"**There are many potential issues with non-member > participation, most of which have not been investigated thoroughly from a > legal perspective",* I was unable to find actual reasons as to why > account creation is restricted - did I just miss them in my skim reading? > > Best, > > Thehelpfulone > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Thehelpfulone > > On 9 Dec 2012, Craig Franklin <cfrank...@halonetwork.net> wrote: > > Hi Thehelpfulone, > > You can request an account for the chapter wiki here: > > http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Special:RequestAccount > > Your application will be assessed by one of the three account approvers > (Angela, Andrew, or Mark) and hopefully approved. They're usually fairly > quick off the mark in dealing with applications, so you won't have to wait > long. Obviously, feedback from non-members on member proposals is very > welcome as well. > > For a bit of background on why this is the way that it is, see: > > http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Billabong#Non-member_participation > http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal:Non-member_participation > and > > http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Meeting:Committee_(2011-09-15)#Non-member_participation > > Cheers, > Craig Franklin > > On 9 December 2012 12:29, Thehelpfulone <thehelpfulonew...@gmail.com>wrote: > >> Hi Craig, >> >> I'd be more than happy to comment on these proposals but presuming that >> comments would be best on-wiki, I'd need an account! Please can you create >> one for me (you can use this email address and username Thehelpfulone)? >> >> I'm also interested in the reasoning behind the restricting account >> creation on that wiki, I imagine that the intention is not to stifle >> discussion from non-members and indeed edits by IPs can also be useful. If >> its a problem with spamming, there are some anti-spam measures that can be >> utilised on MediaWiki. >> >> Thehelpfulone >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Thehelpfulone >> >> On 9 Dec 2012, at 02:16, Craig Franklin <cfrank...@halonetwork.net> >> wrote: >> >> Hi All, >> >> Just a quick note that there are a couple of proposals on the WMAU wiki >> that are currently in the "public comment and review" phase. Extra eyes >> are always welcomed on proposals, whether they're from members of the >> chapter or not. >> >> 1. http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal:Paralympic_Winter_Sports - >> This is a proposal to fund part of a trip to the United States for a group >> of Australian volunteers to document winter sports. Note that obviously >> there's been a bit of 'history' around this grant, it would be warmly >> appreciated if feedback could be limited to the merits of the proposal >> itself, and further commentary around the circumstances surrounding it >> could be kept to a minimum. >> >> 2. http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal:WLM_2013 - This is a >> proposal for the chapter to get engaged and take part in the Wiki Loves >> Monuments programme in 2013. Consensus seems to be fairly firm that we >> ought to do it, but there is a fair bit of interesting discussion around >> what the best approach might be. >> >> There are also a couple of "proposed proposals" that could benefit from >> some further exposure: >> >> 1. >> http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:John_Vandenberg/Suspending_the_private_mailing_list >> - >> Proposal to suspend the chapter's private members mailing list. An >> alternate approach being discussed on the talk page is to put in place a >> code of conduct that all subscribers would be expected to adhere to. >> >> 2. http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Tony1/Proposed_membership_table - >> A proposed (optional) public list of chapter members and other Australian >> volunteers to keep a track of the geographic spread of members, and to make >> it easier to find Australian volunteers to collaborate with. >> >> 3. >> http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Leighblackall/Bendigo_Victoria_2013 - >> Proposal for an editing workshop, focusing on the field of Health Sciences, >> to take place in Bendigo in 2013. >> >> Cheers, >> Craig Franklin >> >> _______________________________________________ >> 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 > >
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