Grants talk:PEG/Parlour Inc/Women Wikipedia Design/Report
hello there. Wikimedia Ukraine was contacted by a local NGO Urban Forms Center with a suggestion to implement the same project in Ukraine. we would like to have the WikiD Guides under the free license, so we can translate it into Ukrainian. is it possible to upload it to Wikimedia Commons? and I think it would be very helpful to have the text from the guides published on Meta, so we can translate it there. thank you! --アンタナナ 23:13, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
- we are happy to have you use and share our guidelines. i will send you the link via email. --Loriannbrown (talk) 19:53, 5 April 2016 (UTC)loriannbrown
Hello! Thank you so much for this detailed report and all your work throughout the grant. We are really excited and impressed with the project and all your success! We have a number of comments below and look forward to your response.
- The report says that the guides will be uploaded to Commons. Please provide the links so we can share more broadly!
- Reading more about your experience, we understand better the value of having these guides and the effort put into designing them. We appreciate that the team put in the extra effort to do this and agree that in future it may be a good use of funds if trying to target a very specific audience. It's great to hear that they have already proven to be so useful in a diversity of countries and levels of editing experience. It's a testament to both the quality of the guides as well as the workshop facilitators that so few articles have been deleted!
- We are glad you found that partnering with experienced Wikimedians was key to workshop success. We often give this advice to folks newer to the movement and agree that it can super helpful to have this kind of support, especially when dealing with issues online. It's wonderful that you've created "valuable relationships that we hope will continue beyond the life of the funded project." Often times it's hard for people to make these connections. Can you tell us a bit more on how you made good contacts with experienced Wikimedians and what you think contributed to developing such great working relationships?
- It's really interesting that the international aspect was such a motivation. It can seem complicated and more challenging to coordinate across countries and timezones, but we have seen that it adds a sense of global solidarity and energy.
- Your experience with participation in terms of larger one-time events vs. small groups committing to a series is very common. In the end, it's great to expose more people to Wikimedia and editing, but having a smaller group of people that are more interested and committed to come to repeat events is where we tend to recommend people focus. It's not quantity, but quality!
- It is definitely challenging for busy women to commit to weekend events and this is a known contributor to the gender gap. As you note, having child care available can be very supportive and it is something we definitely fund. If you have other thoughts on how we can organize activities that are more inclusive for women, please do let us know.
Thank you again for all of your amazing work throughout the project. We are really excited about the resources you've created, the relationships developed, and the content created. We are interested to know what you're planning next! Cheers, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 03:54, 12 June 2016 (UTC)