[Foundation-l] Waste of money, Wikipediacentrism. - Brazil

rupert THURNER rupert.thurner at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 07:55:28 UTC 2012

to avoid such either/or discussions, would it be possible to fund rodrigos
proposal with a similar amount of money? make the money flow to projects
conducted by local people seems to be a very well accepted strategy ...
even if not everything will be flawless.

On Jan 25, 2012 9:42 PM, "Steven Walling" <steven.walling at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
> <nemowiki at gmail.com>wrote:
> > For people who didn't follow every single piece of the Brazilian WMF
> > activities, could you please explain how these meetups are «very
> different
> > than past staff meetups or interviews that have happened in Brazil»?
> Sure!
> Just to recap: to my remembrance the meetups that have included staff in
> past include...
> * Barry, Jessie, Kul and perhaps others who are working on the Brazil
> Catalyst Project [1] have spent the most time in Brazil recently in support
> of that work. (We aren't a part of that team, and will not be duplicating
> any discussions about how to organize outreach in the country.)
> * Matthew Roth, who was a Storyteller gathering interviews in support of
> the last fundraiser, interviewed several individuals in Brazil in 2011.
> * Carolina Rossini also interviewed community members as part of the
> Catalyst Project, and from my reading on them they focused not just on
> people's experience as editors, but also broadly about their feelings when
> it comes to outreach and a chapter.[2]
> The basic gist here is that we starting a series of small meetups focused
> on editor retention issues,[3] and we wanted to start with Brazil because
> Portuguese is a very important Wikipedia community for a lot of reasons. In
> the past we've also done quite a bit of research on this topic,[4] but the
> most important way to learn what's really different about Portuguese
> Wikipedia in this regard is to go and ask people.
> Steven
> 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Brazil_Catalyst_Project
> 2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global/Brazil/Community_Interviews
> 3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_convenings
> 4.
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Portuguese_Wikipedia_trends_and_behavior
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