Briefly, from the train (so no links):
1. The Wikipedia Challenge competitions were not community initiatives;
they were Google initiatives.
2. Agree with Nemo about tools' importance.
3. I'd call out the Tamil Wikipedia Media Contest: great return on very
modest investment (of funds); and the Malayalam WikiSangaMotsavam, a series
of community and outreach events around a big community gathering, that
correlates with a noticeable rise in active editors in MLWP. Both are
community initiatives supported by WMF grants.
On Jun 25, 2013 11:05 AM, "Steven Walling" <steven.walling(a)gmail.com>
On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Federico Leva
1) I'm confused: first you ask about
community initiatives then you list
activities by chapters and the like. "Community initiative" makes me
of edit drives, custom tools and scripts,
Sorry for the confusion. I'm open to hearing about any non-WMF activity,
but I assumed that people would be most knowledgeable
about initiatives that came from chapters or other parts of the community.
2) Are you interested in last year or all our
Let's say since about 2011, with more recent being of primary interest.
3) Is it really impossible to look for the
impact on the statistics
(assuming you're speaking of eiting activity) and then ask what caused
impact? How much big but indetected/undetectable
impact is there? (There
must be contrasting forces for that.) Are you interested in impact that
can't be even seen in statistics?
We're also looking at which projects are growing, so as you say, looking at
the stats and then asking what caused it. If you are aware of a editor
recruitment or retention activity that measured, I'd also be interested in
hearing about that, even if it didn't necessarily make some kind of visible
jump in the total active editors of a project.
P.S. Thanks to the folks who reached out off-list with examples.
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