[Foundation-l] [EWW] Edit Wikipedia Week

Dmcdevit dmcdevit at cox.net
Tue Nov 20 23:31:46 UTC 2007

Christophe Henner wrote:
> Anyway, you may disagree, but for now, this being a success, is up to
> you, community.
Yes, I agree. Let's get back to the matter at hand and see if we can't 
do some constructive brainstorming here for once. This is, in the end, a 
community effort that will succeed or fail based on how we conduct it, 
and it's no one's responsibility but our own to come up with a completed 
plan. So, take the idea and run with it; be creative and do what you 
can. If Wikinews is your area of expertise, none of us will resent your 
flavor of EWW being Edit Wikinews Week: if it works, it is well within 
the spirit of the event. Personally, I will be advertising it with the 
Wikipedia name because that will bring more people, and bringing people 
into the Wikimedia fold is the primary goal; that doesn't mean I won't 
be happy to expose them to the other projects they might not know about 
once we have people to educate.

So, yesterday I talked to our student activities office on campus and 
reserved a computer lab for the Wednesday night of that week, so we can 
hold a tutorial on how to edit and what the project is about. I've 
talked to our Free Culture chapter to help out with the event. I think 
introducing people to it in person will hopefully make it much more 
meaningful to them, and they'll have a point of reference in the future 
if they need guidance. We'll publicize the event, and hopefully have 
food and Wikimedia merchandise to give out. Can we do this on a wider 
scale? We should be talking about other ideas for events to organize 
within our local communities, in the real world, and we should each try 
to *do* something, whether it's a big or small.


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