Dear Wikimedians of Colorado User Group:
There has been talks about the need for a global set of conduct rules in
different communities over time, and finally, Wikimedia Foundation Board
announced a Community Culture Statement, enacting new standards to address
harassment and promote inclusivity across projects.
Since the universal code of conduct that will be a binding minimum set of
standards across all Wikimedia projects, will apply to all of us, staff and
volunteers alike, all around the globe, and will impact our work as groups,
individuals and projects, it’s of great importance that we all participate
in expressing our opinions and thoughts about UCoC, its nature, what we
think it should cover or include and what it shouldn’t include; how it may
develop, drawback or help our groups.
This is the time to talk about it. As you are a valuable contributor to the
Wikimedia movement, your voice counts. Before starting to draft the code of
conduct, we would like to hear from you; We invite you to devote some
minutes to take this survey; your answers will help us create a safer
environment for all on Wikimedia:
It’s possible that you are a member of more than one affiliate; hence you
may receive this survey more than once, and you may have participated
previously in the discussions or filled out a previous survey during the
first round of consultations about UCoC which targeted wikipedia/wikimedia
communities. We apologize for this; it is really difficult to identify if a
wikimedian belongs to multiple groups that work to spread free knowledge.
Looking forward to your thoughts and opinions and hoping that you can
respond within the next 2 weeks. If you have any questions about the
surveys or difficulties accessing the link, please contact me by email (
Results will be considered during the drafting process for the UCoC
Thank you for your participation
Trust & Safety (Policy) Facilitator
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment."
Today the Wikimedia Foundation would like to introduce a new community
blog. It's called "Diff" (diff.wikimedia.org) and is a blog by – and
for – the Wikimedia volunteer community to connect and share
learnings, stories, and ideas from across our movement. We'd like to
encourage you to learn more about Diff and how it can help you in
sharing and learning from your fellow Wikimedians.
Everyone is invited to contribute!
The name “Diff” is in reference to the wiki interface that displays
the difference between one version and another of a Wikipedia page. It
also reflects the “difference” our communities and movement make in
the world every day.
For some background, Diff builds on lessons and experiences from the
Wikimedia Blog, the Wikimedia Foundation News, and Wikimedia Space;
previous posts from these channels are archived on Diff. The channel
is primarily intended for community-authored posts, in which
volunteers can share their stories, learnings, and ideas with each
Diff offers a simple and accessible editorial process, moderated by
Foundation communications staff and open to volunteers, to encourage
participation from all — especially emerging and under-represented
communities. Additionally, content on Diff can be written and
translated into languages to reach a wide audience. Diff also has a
code of conduct and comments can be flagged and moderated.
Still curious to learn more?
Chris Koerner (he/him)
Community Relations Specialist
+1 to Neal's comments.
The value proposition for rebranding didn't convince me.
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It's been long enough that we're totally out of compliance, as we
haven't done our annual report for 2019 (it was due in march).
As I recall, we basically need to find the previous reports and do the
same thing, filling it out with everything that happened between march
2019 and march 2020, then email wikimedia-l with a link.
More on this later once I find some of that myself, or if anyone else
wants to get that going, great!
See the attachment for an open letter organized by dozens of Wikimedia affiliates asking for an immediate pause to renaming activities by the Wikimedia Foundation, due to process shortcomings of the 2030 Movement Brand Project.
I just signed the open letter described in the attachment.
Or just visit:
and some of the many pages it links to.
I propose that we sign this as the Wikimedians in Colorado User Group.
What do you all think?
Neal McBurnett http://neal.mcburnett.org/