[Wikimediaau-l] WMA Brochure

Nathan Carter cartmanau at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 22:16:55 UTC 2008

I think these are good ideas :)

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Peter Halasz <qubero at gmail.com> wrote:

> I like what's been written already on
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Australia/Brochure
> But here's my idea for a general layout.. maybe it's too long.
> TItle:
> "Wikimedia Australia: Knowledge for all Australians"
> Contents:
> Wikimedia overview:
> Wikipedia and other web sites, Popularity, Licensing, Not-for-profit status
> About Wikimedia Australia:
> Our mission
> Our programs: Auslan dictionary, Wikipedia in indigenous languages,
> scholarships, research funding, involvement with schools, community
> events, collaboration with learning institutions.
> (Maybe we should work out what we're actually doing before making a
> brochure, but hey, whatever, can leave out our programs for now.
> Probably only enough room for bullet points anyway)
> Australian Wikipedians:
> Spotlight on two or three people who contribute to Wikimedia projects
> (and you can too)
> (i.e. instead of saying "You can edit!", have a few words from people
> who do edit it,  encouraging others to copy them).
> URLs:
> www.wikimedia.org.au
> (should there be others?)
> Paper insert:
> listing upcoming public activities
> Membership options
> Detachable membership form
> Lastly, I don't know how other people feel, but I'm not a huge fan of
> Jimmy Wales quotes. If people disagree with me, I won't start a flame
> war and I know he's a co-founder, but I don't see Jimmy Wales taking
> on a leadership role for WMA, or being much of a role model, so I'd
> rather have an Australian perspective, or at least a less cheesy
> quote.
> Peter Halasz
> User:Pengo
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