Hello Wikivideo subscribers,
As some of you may have heard, we are forming a new Multimedia team at the Wikimedia Foundation, to enable easier viewing , contribution, curation, discovery and publishing of multimedia content to Wikimedia projects. You can read more about this program and our first plans on this project hub:
To support this program, we plan to set up a new Multimedia list in coming days, to discuss key issues and new features related to images, sound and video on our sites.
At the recommendation of WMF's platform engineering director Rob Lanphier, we propose to shut down this Wikivideo list (which has apparently been dormant for months), and move its subscriber list over to the new Multimedia list, with your permission.
What do you think? Any questions or comments about this proposal to transfer the subscriber list from Wikivideo to multimedia?
If we don't hear any objections by the end of the week (July 30), we propose to subscribe you to that list by the end of this month.
If there are objections, we can remove those names at the time we make the transfer. Alternatively, we could ask everyone to resubscribe to the new list, but that seems like a lot of unnecessary work for the 90 subscribers to this Wikivideo list.
To be clear, this proposed change means that any posts about video issues which we would have made to the old Wikivideo list will now be made on this new multimedia list. So you would be missing out on useful information about video if you do not subscribe to the new multimedia list.
Also note that the multimedia list will also include useful information on a variety of related topics, from improvements to the upload wizard to the creation of new media viewers and other tools.
Thanks in advance for your feedback. We look forward to some interesting discussions between community members and WMF product teams on this important initiative.
Product Manager, Multimedia