On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 20:23, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com>wrote:

> That is a good thought implied by you, Sodabottle. Perhaps, WMF would like
> to discuss their proposed initiatives with affected communities before they
> announce them. Just as a ground check rather than depending only on one's
> experiences.  Like a last check of a compass before walking on a certain
> bearing so to say.
>

Ashwin,

I think its critical to discuss the proposed initiatives before hand. The
same was called for in this list not many days ago on the webfont buggy
substandard font issue and technical roadmap of i18n team[1] and we havent
heard about it yet. Though we are working together on the webfonts, a
discussion before development is better. Its not limited to technical
initiatives, the same should also be expanded to everything else whenever
we try to stimulate artificially. Lets remember Wikipedia is purely
voluntary movement and any external push (more than what is required) is
bound to create harm than good.

[1]
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-November/005153.html

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Regards
Srikanth.L
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