Hi all, Thanks for sharing your views.
I will share my response after the Wiki conference is over. For now, all the best for the event. Ravi On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 8:46 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunar...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Ravi, > > Thanks for your email. Tinu's response has captured some keypoints behind > the initiative, which was discussed with EC and other stakeholders, so I > will be brief. Additional responses inline.. > > On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 > at 6:11 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Arjuna, >> >> I am not very excited with this idea of a jury for picking noteworthy >> Wikimedians. >> >> >> 1. Many noteworthy Wikimedians are serving in Jury, conference >> activities, chapter and WMF. Omitting them from the recognition will >> not give a real picture to the public. >> > I hope you understood that the recognition is for contributions till 2010. > We had good discussions on the Jury size and the implications. Jury members > are also have been consulted on the process and only after their consent, > the Jury is finalized. While there are other approaches for taking care if > some of the jury members are nominated, in view of the short lead time, we > wanted to keep the process simple. > >> >> 2. Having a jury to pick this seems so Un-Wikipediac. Only in extreme >> cases, we have a jury in Wikimedia projects. Usually, the nomination >> and approval is done by the community itself. >> > When we talk of a India wide recognition, community driven process is going > to be extremly difficult, as each one of us are not aware of the > contributions of Wikimedians outside one's core project. > >> >> 3.There are tens of noteworthy Wikimedians for each Wikipedia. An >> example for Tamil Wikipedia alone at >> >> http://tawp.in/r/1eyn >> >> I can't nominate just one or two as every one's contribution is >> valuable and unique. Not good to have a competition sort of thing and >> upset a lot of people. > > Nominations can be done by one or more wikimedians. You can discuss in your > core community and come up with nominations. Every nomination is itself a > way of recognising fellow wikimedians who made a difference. >> >> 3. What is the point of a citation / certificate in this digital age? >> What is the purpose achieved after the event is over? >> > When you look it as a recognition at Pan India level, even a certificate has > value. This can make the noteworthy wikipedians feel that their > contributions have been recognised, encourage them to share their > experiences in our outreach events, can inspire our community members and > strengthen the wikimedia movement. > >> >> I would recommend requesting each language community and project to >> suggest noteworthy contributions with a mini profile and make a audio >> / visual out of it. These people can be interviewed and the content >> can be used in the conference venue and future outreach activities. >> This will be a powerful way to motivate and recognize a lot of people. >> > Agree that there are alternate ways of recognition each with its own > advantages and disadvantages in terms of lead time, effort etc. Foundation > is attempting what you said and we can certainly leverage the same. > > We look forward to active participation from all in making this initiative a > success. > > Cheers > Arjun _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l