[Commons-l] Thoughts about 'Making Wikimedia Commons less frightening'

Florian Straub flominator at gmx.net
Tue Dec 9 20:08:49 UTC 2008

Hi there,

since I'm, subscribed via digest I have no mail to reply, so here some 
random ideas (rough brainstorming) about the issues mentioned in the 
thread 'Making Wikimedia Commons less frightening':

* We need to have at least one (leading) person per language to 
translate the messages. They should be contactable via email as well. 
Maybe coordinated by a mailing-list. Wasn't there one?

* We could "use" the translation power of the folks at betawiki 
(http://translatewiki.net/ )

* I tried to launch a mentoring programme some months ago, but with no 
success: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Mentoring

* Maybe we could include SOME contact people directly in the templates.

* What about something like ambassadors?

These are just some spontaneous ideas, I wanted to share. Maybe you have 
some to say about some of them ...

Best regards,


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