[Foundation-l] Introducing a new mailing list

Angela beesley at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 05:44:18 UTC 2006

Following recent discussions on wikien-l where a number of women said
they were not comfortable contributing to the discussion, a new
mailing list has been created for female wiki editors to discuss
issues of gender bias in wikis and ways to encourage more female
editors, and just as a place that females can feel more comfortable
posting to.

It's called WikiChix - named after LinuxChix, the women-oriented
community for Linux users. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LinuxChix

If you are female and interested in wikis, I would like to encourage
to join the mailing list at

There's also a wiki at http://wikichix.org/ - let me know your
username if you'd like an account there. Some of the pages are openly
editable, so even if you're not female, you are welcome to post your
comments at http://wikichix.org/wiki/Comments

The FAQs for the related communities at
http://wikichix.org/wiki/WikiChix#Related_communities answer a lot of
questions about why this was created, so please read those for more
information until we have our own FAQ.


Angela Beesley

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