For the next Wikimedia Café online meetup we will focus on the subject of
communications in the Wikiverse. What about communications is working well,
what is not working well, and what should be done to improve
communications? This will be a casual discussion but formal proposals may
emerge from it, and at the meetup people are welcome to discuss their ideas
for formal proposals. Participants are also welcome to suggest topics for
discussion other than communications, but the plan is to spend the majority
of the time on the subject of communications.
The Café meetup will be in late March, on a time to be chosen via Doodle
. I am skipping February due
to some existing commitments. When you visit the Doodle poll you should be
able to change the timezone that you see for the calendar. Please be sure
to select the correct timezone for you before you vote.
I will host the meeting using the free version of Zoom. Zoom limits the
length of meetings using the free version to 40 minutes.
The Zoom online meeting link will be the same link that we have used for
previous Wikimedia Café meetups; see below.
If you would like to attend then please vote in the Doodle poll.
On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:15 PM Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Based on comments that I received on Wikimedia-l, I would like to invite
people to a casual online meetup one hour before the monthly WMF Metrics
and Activities Meeting.
There will be no set agenda. You can come with questions or ideas that you
would like to discuss. Please be willing to listen to questions and ideas
from other Wikimedians.
I will host the meeting with the Zoom software. You can join with software
or by using your phone. If you join by phone then your phone number will be
visible to other participants.
The primary language of the meeting will be English, but if people would
like to communicate in diverse languages then that is okay too. We can
facilitate translation by text chat. Many Wikimedians, myself included, are
multilingual in varying degrees, so we might try to have live
Here is information about how to connect:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/136978210
Or iPhone one-tap :
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current
Argentina: +54 341 512 2188
Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088 or +61 (0) 8 7150 1149
Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Hong Kong, China: +852 5808 6088
France: +33 (0) 1 8288 0188 or +33 (0) 7 5678 4048
Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188 or +49 (0) 30 5679 5800
Israel: +972 (0) 3 978 6688
Italy: +39 069 480 6488
Japan: +81 (0) 3 4578 1488 or +81 524 564 439
Mexico: +52 229 910 0061 or +52 554 161 4288
Spain: +34 84 368 5025 or +34 91 198 0188
Sweden: +46 (0) 7 6692 0434 or +46 (0) 8 4468 2488
Russia: +7 495 283 9788
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3051 2874 or +44 (0) 20 3695 0088
US: +1 408 638 0986 or +1 646 558 8665
Meeting ID: 136 978 210
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ekaPibJIy
The first "Wikimedia Café" meetup will be on 30 August 2018, at 17:00 UTC
/ 10:00 Pacific.
Let me emphasize that the environment won't be like this
so please don't feel intimated if you are nervous about public speaking.
(If a conversation feels to me like it is becoming uncivil or intimidating,
then I will ask the debaters to quiet themselves or to move to somewhere
else.) The meeting will generally have an environment that is more like
I anticipate that few people will come, which is okay. I hope that if you
come then you will enjoy the environment and conversation.
Until next time,