OK - so we might attract 3 groups (until now):
1) press people (they will come as long a story is in sight)
2) internet freaks (they will also come as long it is freaky and cool)
3) 30-50 year old people who have a specific knowledge about a special theme.
On groups 1 & 2 we don't have to care - they WILL come.
Group 3 is not very specific at the moment. To attract sports people, you need a
complete different place/time than for a car freak (for example). I think, they
must have an attitude towards the usage of the internet and a little writing
How do you think, we can reach these people, or can we be more specific to this
group? Or can we do more than one Wikipedia Day to reach different groups?
Ilario was already talking about a tessin event. Should we do different
What kind of people were at the minibit in Lörrach? Could someone (Manuel, Ilja)
specify the persons, who were at the wiki-booth there?
Zitat von Michael Bimmler <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> ad target audience:
> What I would like to stress is, that we *do not* make only a
> "nerds/hacker event": We want also to attract people, that don't know
> so much about Wikipedia or people that have already used the WP as
> information source but don't know anything about its concept or how to
> edit the WP (therefore I also proposed these "introduction lessons").
> So if we only focus on students that are anyway often quite familiar
> with Internet/Internetprojects, we might lose a good part of
> interested people. This is also the reason, why I would advertise the
> Wikipedia Day not only in internet-calendars etc. but also with flyers
> in e.g. book stores or libraries ans so on, where we can reach also
> the 30-50 year old people. It's clear that a lot of students/internet
> "fanatics" will come in the end, but we shouldn't exclude (or not
> actively include) other people.
> 2006/1/16, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > I agree in some parts with Robin.
> > You can choose any date you want there is an excuse not to come. If anyone
> > interested, she/he will mark this day to come. Or do we want to attract
> > just walking by, listening only because they have nothing else to do...?
> > I suggest to identify our target audience and evaluate their calendar. If
> > want to target on students, a day during holiday would be bad - if we want
> > target on sports people, a bright weekend would be bad - if we want to
> > on nerds, a date during a hacker congress would be bad.
> > So any idea, what audience we want to have on our Wikipedia Day? I think,
> > main audience should be the press. But they would come any day as long a
> > story can be expected. So our second targeted audience are stundents as
> > have a big knowledge and have many time to write excellent articles. ;-)
> > Therefore I suggest a date about 2-3 weeks before semester end / or 3-4
> > after semester beginning.
> > JÃ¼rg
> > > -----UrsprÃ¼ngliche Nachricht-----
> > > Von: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Im Auftrag von
> > > Michael Bimmler
> > > Gesendet: Samstag, 14. Januar 2006 15:46
> > > An: Mailing list for Wikimedia Swizerland
> > > Betreff: Re: [Wikimediach-l] Wikipedia Day - Date - new proposal
> > >
> > > 2006/1/13, Ilario Valdelli <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > > > It seems to be a good decision. In my experience (but I've worked a
> > > > lot with Germany and Italy and not with Swiss companies) all I have
> > > > fixed in August was after delayed.
> > > >
> > > > In any case IMHO it is important, at moment, to fix only a deadline
> > > > and a period, the date can be fixed some months before
> > > verifying the
> > > > avalaibility of seat, avalaibility of persons and more.
> > > >
> > > This is unfortunately not so, as we would like to be listed
> > > in the ch-open directory, and I think, Manuel said, that he
> > > needs to have a definite date by end of January.
> > > Regards
> > > Michael
> > > > Ilario
> > > >
> > > > Michael Bimmler wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >Hello,
> > > > >I just remarked, that I am actually not so in favour of the last
> > > > >saturday of holidays for the following two reasons:
> > > > >1. People are a) still in holidays b) just coming back
> > > c)tired, want
> > > > >to relax a bit before start etc.
> > > > >2. A lot of people that we need to get in touch with some weeks
> > > > >before the events will be on holidays during july/early
> > > august. This
> > > > >probably includes universitiy employees as well as the
> > > responsibles
> > > > >for the places where we want to advertise.
> > > > >3, During the short Swiss summer, people will spend *a
> > > lot* of their
> > > > >free time (especially Saturdays) in "public swimming baths" (blame
> > > > >leo for this term), e.g. in the lake. I doubt whether
> > > anybody would
> > > > >want to be on a hot day (last day of holidays or even last summer
> > > > >weekend) in a room, listening to presentations or working with
> > > > >computers. When it's hot, people in CH want to be outside,
> > > swimming,
> > > > >barbecueing and so on.
> > > > >Therefore I "nominate" a date in the second half of september (e.g.
> > > > >Sat Sept 23), then it won't be so hot and sunny anymore,
> > > people won't
> > > > >be swimming anymore and may rather come during the day (remark, we
> > > > >are not talking about the evening) that in the middle of
> > > the short summer.
> > > > >So I'm just afraid, that we decide on a day like the Aug
> > > 26th and are
> > > > >then disappointed 'cause the weather guys say that it would be the
> > > > >last sunny weekend in this year and then nobody comes.
> > > > >What do you think?
> > > > >Michael
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