I suspect we may have (how do I put this) an opportunity to be helpful
to an influx of newbies with not-so-good articles in need of
(Is there a good place on-wiki to note such endeavours? One of the VPs?)
Just a reminder that this will be happening in a few minutes.
From: Rob Schnautz
Subject: Office hour: Wikipedia Education Program
The Wikimedia Foundation staff for the Wikipedia Education Program (Frank Schulenburg, Annie Lin, LiAnna Davis, Jami Mathewson, and I) will be hosting a scheduled public office hour in the #wikimedia-office IRC channel.
Date: Thursday, 21 June 2012
Time: 16:00 – 17:00 UTC (noon-1 p.m. EDT, 9-10 a.m. PDT) (click here for local time)
Topic: Wikipedia Education Program
This will be a general question and answer session. We have several exciting new developments coming up: a transition from staff-led programs to volunteer-led programs in North America, and a new piece of software for Wikipedia that will help us manage the program better. We also are happy to answer general questions you may have about the program.
If you have questions or concerns about the programs, or are simply curious, this is a great opportunity to gain better insight into these programs. If you are unable to attend, a link to the chat log will be posted at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours for public viewing following the session.
Details on how to join the session are included below. We look forward to chatting with you!
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Is there any collected consensus on PR editing or is it all still a
lot of shouting? I'm not asking for your own opinions, but if there's
anywhere this is being discussed in some sort of abstractable manner.
I ask because next Wednesday I will be the Wikipedian at an episode of
the CIPR TV webcast. Basically a podcast with a camera. I have my
own strong opinions, but rather than pushing those I'll be there to
say something reasonably representative of what the community actually
thinks, if there is any one thing it can be said to think. So is there
any place to get a feel for that?
They're also interested in
which is a how-not-to-foul-up guide put together by WMUK. But of
course that's descriptive and not normative.
 A past episode:
On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:25:31 +0000 (GMT), Matthew Bowker wrote:
> Even through all that, I believe AfC needs to exist. It does
> provide a great service to anon editors who won't create accounts
> for whatever reason.
Are supporters of AfC known as "creationists"?
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