We are still contacting affiliates to invite them to join. So far we have used mailing
lists and MassMessage to contact affiliates. Since many of them are not on this list, it
is tricky tracking them all down (partly why this list is being created). As it turns out
- more heard from the MassMessage and Signpost than this list (which - sort of speaks to
why WM-l is not a good method of reaching the affiliates). We do not have one good place
to reach all of the affiliates without this list, so it is taking a bit to track everyone
down. Basically every couple days I am finding more affiliate leaders who have not yet
heard about the list (again - speaking to one reason why we agreed this list should be
However, we are steadily getting requests to join and I believe personally we are making
Generally, I do not yet consider it “active” and many folks are still holding off starting
threads until there are more affiliates brought onboard.
My personal guess is that it will be at least another few weeks before we’ve been able to
track everyone down, and the list can be considered active.
On Nov 3, 2015, at 3:17 AM, Laurentius
At the end, is that mailing list currently active?
If it is, are you asking affiliates to join, or are affiliates expected
to contact you?
Il giorno ven, 16/10/2015 alle 00.04 +0300, Carlos M. Colina ha scritto:
On behalf of the Affiliations Committe, I am pleased to introduce the
launch of the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list, which is basically a
place for all the affiliates (chapters, thematic organizations, user
groups) to discuss issues related to affiliates, make announcements to
other affiliates, and collaborate on activities and community-wide
events. The idea is to help facilitate the dialogue affiliates across
our movement, plus collaborative discussions like community-wide
activities, joint edit-a-thons, regional conferences, blog/report posts,
or other communications from affiliates.
Each Wikimedia movement affiliate is allocated three spots on the
mailing list. All affiliates may contact the Affiliations Committee to
request additional spots if needed.
Please find a bit more information on Meta:
and do not hesitate contacting us if you have further questions.
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: