On 11/10/2007, cohesion <cohesion(a)sleepyhead.org> wrote:
I didn't attend in Taipei, were most of the
attendees semi-local? I
had always assumed so. If they weren't then that only highlights
Greg's concerns regarding exotic locations. If they were, but the
majority of discussions were about topics that didn't concern them
that seems weird too.
It was about half-half I believe. (Your statement reads like "damned
if you, damned if you don't." :))
Even if a talk or a topic is a case study of something you're not
involved in, listening to it is the perfect opportunity to learn about
how a different group of people does something, and pick up some new
ideas for ways to do things or things to look out for and avoid.
I guess a clearer way of stating it, since I
mostly care about enwiki and commons, *to me* the more
those communities that can come the more useful/interesting. :)
To go to Wikimania and only want to learn about things you already
know about seems like a hugely lost opportunity to me.
Seriously, why not try and organise something local or regional?
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: