[Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...
lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Fri Dec 28 19:12:21 UTC 2012
it should probably be emphasized that this organization was founded against
the advice of the Wikimedia Foundations' Affiliate Committee. It is not
recognized at this point.
I am also quite unhappy about the chosen name because of the obvious
confusion that is to be expected. But speaking in general terms, you're
indeed welcome to join the discussion about naming that has been going on
for a while now, on
While it is not likely to be possible to have a very rigid convention
(thanks to the diversity in the scopes of these organizations) I would
appreciate suggestions in how clarity can be achieved.
2012/12/28 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>
> Very nice! I'll expect a performance in Hong Kong!
> On a serious note, have you seen Geoff's comments on naming of affiliate
> On Dec 28, 2012 4:18 PM, "Ziko van Dijk" <vandijk at wmnederland.nl> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > A week ago, as I found out now, a new association has been found in
> > New York: "Wiki Med Foundation, Inc." (!). We have the Wikimedia
> > Foundation, Inc., we have some other Wikimedias, we have MediaWiki...
> > how is the ordinary man on the street supposed to have the slightest
> > chance to understand the Wikimedia movement? He even confuses
> > "Wikimedia" with "Wikileaks"...
> > I know that that is not the case, but sometimes it even seems that
> > Wikimedians do want to make the movement a terminogical labyrinth. The
> > WMF came with a simple scheme for national chapters, with the formula
> > "Wikimedia X" (with X being the name of the country). I wish something
> > similar for thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups, and not
> > the advice to even avoid the term "Wikimedia". Confusing terms are a
> > serious barrier for participation, on Wikipedia and in the larger
> > movement.
> > Kind regards,
> > Ziko
> > If I could talk to the wiki folks, just imagine it
> > Chatting with a chick on IRC
> > Imagine talking on a talk page, buzzing from a banner
> > What a neat achievement that would be.
> > If I could talk to the wiki folks, learn their languages
> > Maybe take a data dump degree.
> > I'd study mastodon and diesel, camel case and weasel,
> > Interwiki, vandal and IP.
> > I would converse in C++ and Python,
> > And I would curse in fluent wikify.
> > If people asked me, can you speak sock puppetry,
> > I'd say, 'Of coursery, but why?'
> > If I conferred with our fuzzy friends, man to editor,
> > Think of the amazing repartee
> > If I could talk to the wiki folks, fork to the wiki folks,
> > Diff and rev and link with the wiki folks,
> > And they could diff and rev and link with me.
> > If I could speak CC-BY-SA
> > The advantages any sandbox noob could plainly see!
> > Discussing worldwide GLAM and drama
> > With oh so witty llama
> > That’s a big step forward you’ll agree!
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