Sad part is that we were unable to make good recommendations

On 19 March 2010 03:49, Ganesh Krishnamurthy <>wrote:

> Philippe/WMF posted this message on the Indian language Wikipedias. I
> am cross posting it here to get wider audience:
> This message is posted by Philippe
> (<>),
> on behalf of
> Tyler, from the Bridgespan Group:
> My name is User:TylerT
> (, and I am a member of
> the team from the Bridgespan Group that has been working with the
> Wikimedia Foundation throughout its strategic planning process.  As
> you may have heard, as part of this process the Foundation has decided
> to experiment with making short-term investments to put staff on the
> ground and help grow readership and participation across the Wikimedia
> projects and languages in a few high-priority places.  The idea of
> this pilot program is to determine what works, and what doesn't, and
> document those findings. India is one of the places that is being
> considered, and we would appreciate any help in understanding the
> following:
> # What has the Indian Wikimedia Community done in the past year to
> increase readership and participation?
> # What plans do the Indian Wikimedia Community have to continue to
> work on increasing readership and participation?
> # What are the greatest challenges the Indian Wikimedia Community
> faces in increasing readership and participation?
> # How could the Foundation help?
> # If the Foundation were to put staff on the ground in India, where
> would it make the most sense for them to be located?
> # Is there anything else the Foundation should consider when deciding
> whether or not to put staff on the ground in India?
> You can leave comments for me here, or on my talk page on the strategy
> wiki (, or by
> emailing
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> User:TylerT
> PS - please translate and distribute this message to anyone who may be
> interested!
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