On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 4:33 AM, Michael Bimmler <mbimmler(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Dan Rosenthal
Nobody's suggesting replacing an community.
But what has ChapCom done
to proactively find out where the WMF Canada chapter is currently at,
what help they need, what ChapCom can do to speed things up etc?
Nothing, frankly. A couple of months ago, we circulated the idea that
we could "assign" ChapCom members to each prospective chapters, so
that every chapter has its own point-of-contact for minor things
(because it's easier to ask one person that to ask an entire
group=mailinglist) *and* so that these ChapCom people can regularly
follow-up on "their" chapters if things appear to be stalled.
I just remember this now, to be honest, and I'm somewhat surprised
that this was completely forgotten again, I think we need to revive
this idea again.
Well, chapter-in-formation Wikimedia New York City got "assigned" to
ChapCom member Andrew Whitworth, and this has worked out very well for
us. To his great credit, Andrew has consistently followed up and
checked in on our progress, been a fantastic sounding-board for ideas,
and served as a helpful mediator between our group and the larger WMF
I think Andrew's example would be a excellent one to follow.
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