I agree with Srikanth.
Some people with vested interests may want to join ...
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 15:39, Jayanta Nath <jayanta...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1) On-spot *India Chapter membership* for visitors if they wish.
> Was : Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Proposal: Wikipedia participation at 'Kolkata
> Book Fair 2012'
> I think we are going for numbers game here. Whats the point of on-spot
> membership? Seriously, does having 50,000 chapter members do any great
> thing for Wikipedia? I seriously fail to understand (in the past, future),
> what can the chapter do with just so many members who do not have an idea
> about Wikipedia community and many of whom may not go beyond attending
> meetups and conferences.
> Sorry if am sound odd here, I just dont like this part of chapter, where
> the chapter instead of instilling confidence in community and making them
> members, chooses people who attend a meetup / conference / stall to become
> its members.(In many cases makes someone member of chapter without having a
> clue about it. I personally know this since my friend who happen to
> accompany me to a meetup, just because he had nothing else to spend time is
> a chapter member now) I do not mean any offense to any of those who sign
> up(they may be genuinely interested, good guys), but just fail to
> understand what we are trying to achieve with chapter membership numbers.
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