in place as an object lesson to future
wikifounders. "When 20 interested editors isn't enough"...
And don't forget the grants wiki. It was used briefly, and despite being
private contains very little private info. It should also be moved to meta
and archived. (speaking of which, engaging public grants discussions is a
good idea to bring up during planning -- since some of the most active
community work in support of grants happened when community members found
out about, and were excited by, a potential NEH proposal back in '04...
before a barrier to participation was thrown up.)
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Mike.lifeguard
Good eyes, Sj. I have to agree - opening a new wiki
for every single
project is a terrible idea, as we've learned from quality.wikimedia.org
Please try to use Meta for this purpose.
On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 02:19 -0400, Samuel Klein wrote:
A related question - I see there was a request to
set up a new domain, "
What would this new site be for? New single-purpose wikis can flounder
after distracting people with setting up basic infrastructure (userpages,
handy community gathering points) and tend to segment the community in a
that discourages broad participation.
Meta has been used for strategic planning since the beginning, and has
attracted a pool of editors sympathetic to this sort of vision creation
On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj(a)gmail.com>
> Hi Eugene, very nice, thank you (and welcome!)
> * Could you please help update the meta page on the process with your
> thoughts and ideas? [[m:Strategic planning 2009]] What's your
> rough timeline for the coming 12 months?
> * I see you are using a non-editable Chandler calendar to track tasks.
> you set up an editable one for the whole
community to use? It also
> me that more of the 'later' tasks,
even at this early stage, should be
> milestones from / facilitated through / presented to the community,
> they are currently designed around
bridgespan and board meetings.
> * I have the impression that bridgespan would like to be brought up to
> speed on what the community's key issues, motivations, and priorities
> You probably know better than anyone; how
can community members best
> get outsiders (like BS) get up to speed on
past discussions about WM
> future planning? How have you been getting
up to speed?
> This might be a good discussion to continue on-wiki -- I expect most of
editing about this will take place on Meta, and its pages are
watched by many people who don't read f-l.
On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 9:47 PM, Eugene Eric Kim <eekim(a)blueoxen.com
>> Hi everybody,
>> We're still in the process of getting up to speed, but I'm anxious to
>> start interacting with more of you and garnering some feedback as we
>> prepare to initiate this process. As a way to get to know each other
>> and talk about the process, Philippe and I will be holding IRC office
>> hours tomorrow on freenode's #wikimedia channel from 8-10pm UTC. (You
>> can convert this to your local timezone using: http://bit.ly/1aCw9p
>> It will be informal. We'll be around to chat, hear your ideas, and
>> tell you what we know thus far. Please join us, and please spread the
>> word to others who might be interested!
>> Eugene Eric Kim ................................
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