On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Hisham <his...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Story-telling for Community > Building<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Program/Pilot_Designs/Storytelling> > is > the work that Noopur just announced (and as illustrated by the profile on > Netha) - where we want to celebrate the diversity and magic in our > community. The Wikimedia India Chapter already runs a section call "Featured Wikipedian" on the chapter wiki. Is this pilot designed to replicate the work that is being already done? http://wiki.wikimedia.in More importantly, why do you believe that the story-telling effort will ultimately motivate more editors to contribute? Sure, I see some potential there for interested Internet users who come across Wikimedia's blog sites, but apart from that? Have you done a *cost-benefit analysis* on whether the story telling initiative is worth spending the time and efforts of your team? >From my own experience, some of the long-term editors are anonymous while most of the long-term and established editors are quite private to the extent that they would not wish to link their real life with what they do on Wikipedia. I think your efforts are better directed elsewhere "identifying high-potential opportunities, design & implement high-quality pilots". I am quoting one of the emails you sent as an explanation to the Foundation-l On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Hisham <hmun...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > The advantage that Trust brings to the table is speed and intensity. I > think the nature of the Trust's operations will be to identify > high-potential opportunities, design & implement high-quality pilots and > transfer learnings to the Chapter, other community groups and the > community at large. As and when the Chapter and/or other community > bodies have built the capacity to take over projects from the Trust, the > Trust will fully facilitate this. > >From what I can see, you are simply undertaking projects which can be organized by Wikimedia India Chapter once it receives funding and engages a part-time employee to help it with that. On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Pradeep Mohandas < pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com> wrote: > I also think this idea of the community defining the framework must be > extended to the Chapter as well. > Let's have this discussion on a separate thread. Thanks.
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