I am on a Telegram group named African Wikimedians. I raised a question if it is a complementary group to this mailing list we have here. I was told it wasn't related to this group, but it came from the AfroCine project.
Now, Telegram groups are trending in the community. Even on the ASBS platform, someone appreciated the fact that user groups had come under one 'digital' roof. So, for me it's not a bad thing that Africans have our own Telegram as well.
However, I am also aware of our community's tendencies for duplicates, triplicates etc of things.
As a recruiter who encourages new editors to join these platforms to expand their understanding of the movement, I want to know if that Telegram platform has our collective buy-in or will be getting our collective buy-in. After all, it bears the official name that this mailing list has.
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