Hi, I just want to endorse Gnangarra's final comment here as well - the best way to get projects going is to get out and do them. I was at a very interesting Wikimania presentation given by Asaf Bartov in Hong Kong where he posited that you needed at least five people involved in a project for it to have good prospects of success. The projects that Gnangarra is spearheading in WA meet that criteria, but I would really like to see more projects being offered up that everyone across the country could get excited about and make meaningful contributions to, preferably without needing to leave the comfort of their own home. On the flipside, if you sit around waiting for someone else to take the initiative and do the hard work on that project you think is really important, then you might just be waiting for a long time ;-).
The primary constraint for Wikimedia Australia in the past couple of years has been volunteer time, not money. I expect that that will continue to be the case for the next twelve to eighteen months at least. Cheers, Craig On 8 October 2013 20:38, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > well some that come to mind > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Freo - Freopedia only cost for > WMAU has been Craig to Perth for the Launch, and from reports was well > recieved at Wikimania in Hong Kong... > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Takes_Waroona, > prelude to a Wikitown there. > then there 2 of us doign a workshop tomorrow in Toodyay, and 3 of us > being part of the Shire of Toodyay demostrations on Saturday for a > third WikiTown there -- WMAU approved $200 to cover some expenses but > well below the true costs of running the two > > add to that, the work of SatuSuro > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Takes_Western_Australian_Wheatbelt_Railways_2013 > and to that a larger Wheatbelt project... > > Its not talking about ideas thats going to change things it needs more > people to get out there and do things, > > Gideon >
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