(I suspect WereSpielChequers knew it was the World Cup and was being
On 20 July 2011 18:26, Nathan <firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:09 PM, WereSpielChequers
>> There have also been threads on Meta
>> However rather than rehashing the decision to hold Wikimania in Israel
>> during Ramadan, or even trying to send out some last minute
>> invitations, may I suggest that we start focussing in on some of the
>> lessons to be learned from this?
>> I'd particularly like to see a commitment that future Wikimanias won't
>> clash with Ramadan or certain other "culturally sensitive" dates. It
>> will be difficult to list which ones we can't clash with and which we
>> can accommodate by having two hours break in a sports bar (Gdansk
>> clashed with some sort of sporting event). But we should at least try.
>> Oh and I think there is still time to get more virtual involvement.
> It was the World Cup. Like anything, decisions have to be made about
> which accommodations are reasonable and which are not. Ramadan for a
> Wikimania in the Middle East might make sense... Ramadan for a
> Wikimania in North America or Western Europe may not (it is, after
> all, not 2 hours but a full month). Wikimanias are typically held in
> July and August, and Ramadan will conflict with that timeframe for at
> least several more years.