Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Findings

What we know so far.

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Themes are interconnected


Touchy-feely-sectarian stuff

The sum of all knowledgeEdit

Why create free knowledge?Edit

The original promise of the internetEdit

"The greatest potential given by Internet is the diversity possibility -- to confront knowledge, ideas and perspectives different from our own"[6]

Quality, verifiability, neutralityEdit

Why create free knowledge? References to organizeEdit

Communities of knowledgeEdit

Representation, knowledge gaps, systemic biasesEdit

  • "Content, practices and understandings still seem American-centric to users"[171]
  • "Without healthy and inclusive communities, content becomes irrelevant in the short term"[172]
  • "If there is only one specific group, it doesn't meet the goal of being a broad-based source of knowledge and to report different world views and linguistic diversity."[173]
  • "It is the way to ensure diversity of content approaches for all voices to be represented."[174]

Challenges of diversity

  • "articles written by people with different backgrounds aren't cohesive and easy to comprehend"[175]
  • "There will always be tension between quality and inclusiveness."[176]
  • [177]

Narrow definition of knowledgeEdit

  • "This is a global publication, but editors often become narrow in their focus"[178]
  • "too much effort is spent on deleting content rather than improving or creating content"[179]
  • "We have become increasingly viewed as gatekeepers, especially in the social and human domains"[180]
  • "Less deletion battles"[181]

Personal and timely relevance; discoveryEdit

Partnerships for integrating, developing, verifying contentEdit

Quality and quantity of contentEdit

This leads to "more and better content"[183], notably by recruiting subject matter experts and increasing diversity

  • [184]
  • [185]
  • [186]
  • [187]
  • [188]
  • [189]
  • [190]
  • "closing the current knowledge gaps by including a truly diverse set of contributors"[191]
  • Patience and understanding of knowledge that is unfamiliar to old-timers[192]
  • [193]
  • "only a means to an end for ultimately supporting improved content"[194]
  • "If there is no community behind, improving and curating, the content loses value because it is obsolete or replaced."[195]
  • "Biased information is incomplete, or even wrong. Without members of the community able to recognise bias, Wikipedia just becomes an echo chamber, at best ignoring and at worst actively damaging minority groups and ideas"[196]
  • "We can only create a trusted source of knowledge if we are a good community"[197]

This enables us to do more, more quickly

  • "cover many projects effectively and on time"[198]
  • "a larger number of contributors allows for a larger amount working on specific topics"[199]

Necessary for the sum of all knowledge

  • "Broaden people's thinking"[200]
  • "Wikimedia projects are a direct reflection of its users and volunteers. […] If we want to keep to the mission of the project to accumulate all of humanity's knowledge then we need to reflect that in our communities. "[201]
  • [202]
  • [203]
  • "the platform/database for the knowledge of all mankind"[204]
  • "To be the most respected source of knowledge requires many other types of editors" [205]
  • "You can't fix the data without including communities."[206]

Knowledge diversity; oral knowledge

  • "Collecting different kinds of knowledge is one of our goals in the community"[207]
  • "include peoples who predominantly have an oral tradition"[208]
  • "We will include more sources of information that include different types of history (e.g., oral histories) in various cultures."[209]

Biases and neutralityEdit

Diversity, openness to points of views, awareness of bias

  • "A community that is healthy can accept divergent points of view in a respectful, helpful way"[210]
  • "Biases that exist in Wikipedia propagate outward, infecting the world in myriad small ways"[211]
  • "We would be able to incorporate knowledge from various communities around the world into Wikimedia"[212]
  • "The more inclusive Wikipedia is the more balanced and neutral the Wikis will get."[213]
  • [214]
  • [215]
  • "It is necessary to raise the community's ability to deal with different opinions and ideas"[216]
  • [217]
  • "it will neutralize various biases"[218]
  • [219]
  • [220]
  • [221]
  • “see the world through others’ eyes”[222]
  • "We don’t have homogeneity in a single monoculture, but instead "agree to disagree" with respect."[223]
  • "the content will reflect differing points of view and be more neutral"[209]
  • "without community we are an empty shell. With a deranged community, we could be […] a non-neutral encyclopedia that poses as neutral." [224]

[community health] Essential for neutrality

Communities of knowledge: References to organizeEdit

Infrastructure for knowledgeEdit

Technological platform & innovationEdit

Knowledge formats, multimediaEdit

Beyond the encyclopediaEdit


Becoming the essential infrastructure for free knowledge, verifiable information, and learningEdit

Language supportEdit

Infrastructure for knowledge: References to organizeEdit

Participation: Freely sharing inEdit

Why radically open participation?Edit

Collaboration and the wiki spiritEdit

  • "An inclusion of communities, and therefore of individuals, will make community collaboration easier."[493]
  • "if we have a strong community, we will have the human resources to do anything"[494]
  • "it is the engine/heart of everything Wikipedia was and should be"[495]
  • "It makes us unique, human-based, diverse and sustainable"[496]
  • "It's the community aspect that strengthens the Wikimedia Movement, the set of contributors who build something together."[497]
  • "key to the success of the others. In order to make the other advancements, you need the workforce to achieve it"[498]
  • "only a functioning community can guarantee a future for Wikipedia. A precondition for this is not that we all 'love' each other. This is not possible. But it should work better. "[499]
  • "only a functioning Wikipedia community can guarantee a future. […] the community should be more harmonious for the motivation of the authors."[500]
  • "Safe, healthy communities lay the groundwork for all future work on Wikipedia; it is the gatekeeper and the enabler."[501]
  • "the community is the critical success factor"[502]
  • "Without a healthy community, nothing else would work."[503]
  • "without it, Wikipedia will stagnate"[504]
  • "culture eats strategy for breakfast. without a healthy community, you will not be able to implement other goals"[505]
  • "Credibility lies in exchanges and debates"[497]

Openness, inclusion and diversityEdit

"one of the basic principles of wikipedia […] is the inclusion of communities"[506]

tempting to be less open"become less democratic"[507]

Distributed governance, equityEdit

  • "it provides the opportunity for the minority to share their knowledge"[508]
  • "The marginalized communities that are most affected by some current policies and practices are the communities whose perspectives are most needed."[509]
  • "people from the “global south” are not a problem to be resolved but people with valuable resources to share with the Wikimedia movement"[510]

Equity / efforts to support minorities

  • "We should stop excluding the minority"[511]
  • "the catalyzing of marginalized communities is done from a top down approach"[512]

Integration is more difficult for newcomers who are different from the majority of the current group

  • "It is much easier to be included if you are a white man in a white-man environment, but if you are different it costs a lot"[513]

Ideals, values and wikimedian cultureEdit

Transparency and openness, compared to private companies

  • "Transparent and open knowledge accumulation"[514]
  • "Transparent practices that show why decisions are made (and by who)"[515]


  • "more representative of the global population"[516]
  • "The writers of Wikipedia are more representative of the readers"[517]

Self-understanding, identity

  • know better what's happening on various wikis[518]
  • [219]
  • "understand the encyclopedic needs of the world"[519]
  • "change the movement towards a true community"[520]

[community health] Contributors will feel that they are part of a movement that cares about people, not just content."[521]

Make the world a better place

"people always need to be part of a community, of a society - it brings them hope, future, ideas, aim"[525]

Impact beyond Wikimedia sitesEdit

Being a leader, a model for others to follow

  • "lead the way in collaborative, online digital humanities"[526]
  • [527]
  • "The community will be respected better"[528]
  • [529]
  • "coffee clubs changed England"[530]
  • [531]
  • [532]
  • "a leader in global, collaborative environments"[533]
  • "an authentic model"[534]
  • paragon of inclusion, modeling effective inclusion in all aspects of our work[535]
  • Reputation brings in more contributors[536]

Healthy discourse online

  • "how to structure factual, polite discourse online at a global scale"[537]
  • [538]
  • "Decreasing the toxicity of the Internet"[539]
  • "a cooperative approach to the web"[540]
  • [541]
  • "create the utopia that the internet was originally intended to be"[542]
  • "Our wikis could be a light beacon"[543]
  • [544]
  • [545]
  • "an important impact on how people perceive the internet as something they can co-create"[546]

Focusing on healthy communities would make the world a better place

  • "making the world a better place"[547]
  • [548]
  • "enable scientific discoveries on a global scale"[549]
  • [550]
  • "helping individuals forge genuine social connections"[551]
  • [552]
  • [553]
  • If we follow this theme, it will directly reflect on our world, when people hear that there's no division in gender, socioeconomic status, physical abilities, etc in the Wikimedia projects, it'll be easier for them to imagine a world where that is true as well.[201]
  • [554]
  • "the movement has the potential to fulfill the utopian ideals many of us have for it"[555]
  • [556]
  • [220]

Fill gaps in social education

Growth; uniqueness

  • [558]
  • "so the volunteers will stay […] and help us grow"[559]
  • "The added value that distinguishes Wikimedia from other platforms in this community"[560]
  • "we can’t grow if there is no unity in the community"[561]

Why radically open participation? References to organizeEdit

  • "we are a living example of democracy - everybody is allowed to be part of this and the only demand is 'Stick to the rules'"[562]
  • [563]
  • [564]
  • "Developing awareness in societies around the world for the Wikimedia projects being a shared responsibility of all humankind"[565]
  • [566]
  • [567]
  • [568]
  • "People do not trust a source because it is accurate; they trust it because they see that they have a chance to fix errors"[569]
  • [570]

Communities of participantsEdit

Vibrant, close-knit communities; support; safetyEdit

Language barriers blur

It requires intentional action, focus; it's the real threat

  • "Any threat to the community could jeopardize its projects"[571]
  • "Enforcement of power by cultivating a bullying culture on productive editors equals to editor and contribution loss. […] community health is not self sustainable if not specially taken care of"[572]
  • [573]
  • "This theme has the power to make or break our movement "[574]
  • "This theme is relevant today"[575]
  • "we would need to focus"[576]

Hedgehog syndrome; isolationism; "health"Edit

Root cause and barriers

  • "It is also problematic that the community finds it easier to punish the newcomers than to deal with misbehaviors by experienced users. "[577]
  • "As long as some "old guard", real or imagined, refuses to cooperate or engages in behavior characteristic of ownership, improvements will be stifled and lost, and editors will be turned away."[578]
  • "Acknowledge openly that people who are skilled at finding and synthesizing information are not always skilled in social interactions, and vice versa."[579]
  • [580]
  • [581]
  • [582]

Internal and external challenges that are preventing more people from contributingEdit

Partnerships for unhindered participation, hard-to-get knowledge, underserved communitiesEdit

A prerequisite / core to who we areEdit

Healthy communities are a prerequisite for any direction.

  • "a necessary foundation for any of the other themes"[583]
  • "Goals without a healthy community is empty rhetoric."[584]
  • "Within an environment of disinformation, harassment, and exclusion, there's no progress."[585]
  • This theme is essential and conditional for the impact of the other themes.[586]
  • "all others depends on it"[587]
  • "it would be hard to reach any of the other goals"[588]
  • [190]
  • "A toxic environment kills participation, making all the rest of the themes impossible to achieve."[589]
  • "The underlying reason of growth of the Wikimedia movement is its thriving contributors community"[590]
  • "Any tool is only as good as those who wield it; if the community is not healthy, Wikimedia will be poisoned from within."[591]
  • [592]

This is a prerequisite

This is the highest priority / the most important

This is very important

This is somewhat important

There's nothing that we need to stop doing / no trade-offs

Intrinsic to our movement

  • "the heart of all what we do in the movement"[665]
  • "Investing in the growth of small communities is vital"[666]
  • [667]
  • "the core of our movement"[668]

There is a sense of urgency

  • "When I think of all of the untapped talent globally[…], it seems like burning the Library of Alexandria every hour." [669]
  • Change is necessary[670]

Sustainability and productivity

  • "ensuring a broader legacy for future generations" [671]
  • "keep an important source of knowledge alive"[672]
  • "A healthy, inclusive community is a growing and adaptable community"[673]
  • "Healthy communities are more productive and survive"[674]
  • [675]
  • "the most crucial theme as long as we want a very sustainable and thriving Wikimedia movement. The community or the volunteers are the ones who keep this movement alive."[676]

Increasing contributors; retaining newcomersEdit

"The environment of Wikipedia is becoming more and more hostile." Newcomers are intimidated and "long-time editors are leaving the project"

  • "the way we treat newcomers will increasingly define the life or death of the site"[638]
  • "The environment of Wikipedia is still becoming more and more hostile."[677]
  • "bettering the community will allow more projects and people to contribute and thrive"[678]
  • "A lot of the shields we have in community process will hopefully be rendered moot, lowering the barrier for participation"[679]
  • "some Wikipedians feel like that they are excluded from the community"[680]
  • "the level of newbie-biting is very high"[644]
  • "there are clear trends for pushing out users, […] making use of hostile and aggresive stands by people who represent the supposed "good and righteous" users"[626]
  • "Stop driving out others, especially experts"[681]
  • "Users who make many personal attacks should be banned even if they are experienced users"[682]

Humility, forgiveness

  • "make clear that haughtiness is not a behavior that pays and stop tolerating it from anyone"[683]
  • "stop considering the opinion of some people as the opinion of the community"[684]
  • "give up being right all the time"[685]
  • "we will have to be more complacent with mistakes, not only mistakes made by newbies, but also those made by experienced users"[686]

Protecting contributors from "disruptive and abusive editors"

Attracting editors is difficult, and "A good environment for newcomers is fundamental"

  • [688]
  • "A good environment for newcomers is fundamental if we want to increase significantly the number of active wikipedians"[689]
  • "We need to dedicate more time to people who sincerely want to contribute but may have some difficulties"[690]
  • "experienced users can help them rather than having high expectations of policy implementation" "a series of friendly mini-tutorials for the moment an account is created."[691]
  • "they wouldn't feel like noobs"[692]
  • "An "outbreak of niceness" is required"[693]
  • "The Wikimedia movement suffers from the "eternal September" problem of having to socialize large numbers of newcomers."[694]
  • "a motivated and diverse community, enabling newbies an easy start and leading to more editors"[695]
  • "a more welcoming and safe environment for new collaborators, so we can foster a stable growth in the community."[696]
  • [221]
  • [697]
  • [698]
  • [699]
  • [700]
  • "a support network when they sign up"[701]
  • mentoring[702]
  • "technical methods to connect patient/friendly/experienced editors, with newcomers and with editors seeking help"[703]
  • "it helps new users gain confidence"[704]
  • "Everyone needs a friendly environment to enter the ecosystem and maintain collaboration over time."[174]
  • "long-time wikimedians have to express themselves clearly"[705]
  • "Tutorials for new users"[706]

New and future contributors are as important as current ones

  • "community members that we do not yet have"[707]

Assume good faith / Don't bite the newcomers

  • "these actions are sometimes made due to ignorance rather than vandalism"[708]
  • [685]
  • [709]

"increase the number of editors collaborating on the project"; congeniality; fun; joy; retention

  • [710]
  • "More fun -> more people"[711]
  • [188]
  • "An inclusive and healthy community would increase the number of editors collaborating on the project"[712]
  • [713]
  • [714]
  • [715]
  • "essential", "Everyone should be able to contribute with joy"[716]
  • [219]
  • "increasing participation and growing new contributors"[717]
  • [668]
  • fun "come[s] out of healthy, safe and inclusive community"[718]
  • "With better representation, the interests of new editors are served better"[719]
  • [533]
  • "the barrier for low-level participation is lower"[517]
  • "stronger and more expansive community"[209]
  • [720]
  • "Each contributor should talk correctly and be polite during discussions."[721]
  • "Give up the non-productive behaviors that we do because they are easy, and adopt the productive behaviors that we do not do because they are hard"[722]

Don't reward abusive editors

[community health] "We need valid Wikipedians"; "We have to continue to exclude people who want to damage the project"

  • "We have to continue to exclude people who want to damage the project, wasting less time on them"[725]
  • "We need valid Wikipedians, who have the sources and study them."[726]
  • "It's not easy to fight those who manipulate sources."[727]
  • "include only those who come at Wikipedia to write articles by studying sources", and not "promote their unsourced ideas, sell their products or discuss without sources"[728]

Productive conflict, avoiding internal in-fighting

  • "improve morale by avoiding internal politics and in-fighting between subsections of the community" [729]
  • "maintain harmony in the community so that editor retention stops being an issue"[730]
  • "The problem right now is not that not everyone loves each other, but that we don't have a culture of productive dissent"[731]
  • [732]

Less bureaucracy / Rethink our policies

  • [733]
  • "lay off a bit on file deletions"[734]
  • "Overfocussing on policy compliance"[735]
  • "stop allowing wikilawyering to be used as a shield for protecting biased attitudes"[736]
  • "Administrators and editors lost sight of the spirit of the rules. […] It has detrimental effects. Kick out editors with a negative influence. Those that are not assuming good faith and reverting"[737]
  • "The renunciation of existing and cumbersome procedures"[738]
  • "Reconsider the secondary sources dogma in order to make room for non-secondary sources"[739]
  • "Reducing the the complexity concerning legal and financial processes around grant making or the usage of Wikimedia trademarks would decrease the overhead costs on the side of the WMF, save volunteer time and decrease the hurdle for many volunteers to get involved in first place. We are an online movement and should be careful not to loose the power and strengths that come with that by overinstitutionalizing things in a way the offline world works."[740]
  • Policies and norms adapted to culture and local context[741]

Focus more on languages that are not EnglishEdit

Dissent and concernsEdit

[community health] Avoid community pressure and allow for individual expression and motivation

  • "an explicit threat to individualism"[748]
  • Our sites will become a social network among others[749]

[community health] There is no deadline, therefore decline in contribution is not an issue.

"We do need to be inclusive" but "This theme does not explain how to get new users"[751] This is included in other themes

Communities of participants: References to organizeEdit

Infrastructure for participationEdit

Local opportunities and presence everywhere; paths to participation (beyond editing)Edit

[community health] Way of life; normalization

  • "Creating a world population that is accustomed to contributing."[979]
  • "Contribut[ing] to free knowledge is something you do naturally, because it is a natural part of how you learn things"[980]
  • "get people involved at an earlier age"[981]

More frequent offline communication

  • "Expand participation in events to the maximum number of contributors"[747]
  • "start socializing offline more"[982]



  • [983]
  • "Radically reduce the size of central organization in favor of local organizations"[984]

Spreading across more continents

  • "Wikimedia movement will spread across the continents such as Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Latin America"[986]
  • [676]
  • [532]
  • [987]

"the sustainable and inclusive community would result in a better and more effective affiliates ecosystem"[590]

Structures and governanceEdit

  • "The important question instead is the power structure of WMF. Even communities that work reasonably well don't have any influence on what the WMF is doing."[988]

Infrastructure and tools for participation (UX, AI)Edit

  • "technological solutions will not solve social conflict"[627]
  • "the human factor is always more relevant than technology or processes"[632]

Focus on human interaction / less automation

  • [990]
  • Template-based communication doesn't work[991]
  • "data mining techniques to identify and report personal attacks"[992]
  • "wary of the "progress" brought by computers and automation"[993]

Identifying/addressing personal attacks is difficult

Real names

  • "De-prioritize pseudonymity in favor of real names"[996]
  • [997]

Low barrier to participation in infrastructure; experiments and pilotsEdit


  • "Thematic WikiProject could attract more people to contributing"[998]
  • "make the contributors feel very clearly that their contribution is appreciated"[999]
  • "give special attention to accessibility of Wikipedia"[1000]
  • [1001]
  • "yearly overview of main language editions and readiness from the global community to involve itself into local activities"[1002]
  • "Offline legislation will have caught up with online activity and will no longer focus on what's legal, but also on what behavior encourages productivity"[1003]
  • technology increases efficiency and frees up time for thoughtful interactions with newcomers[1004]
  • "find better ways to communicate, like facebook, what’s app"[1005]


  • "Wikipedia community is aging, therefore we should perform more studies to understand better why young people do not join"[1006]
  • "The most important issue is to find and answer why the number of editors is not growing"[1007]
  • "we have limited knowledge about real trends in retention"[1008]

It is difficult for the Wikimedia Foundation to influence community health.

  • [583]
  • [623]
  • concern that the Foundation will "call dibs" and others won't have an opportunity to influence this[621]

"Wikimedia Foundation and chapters should be more integrated with the community of editors", notably in their outreach and recruiting activities

  • "Wikimedia Foundation and chapters should be more integrated with the community of editors."[1009]
  • Better decisions and collaboration[1010]

Outreach projects favor quantity over quality.

Impact on other goalsEdit

[community health] A larger community has a larger reach[1012]

[community health] Related to Global movement

  • "We're missing out on so many perspectives that could help shape our communities to be more healthy and inclusive."[1013]
  • "It is not possible to build a healthy and inclusive community without adapting to the circumstances of [emerging and underdeveloped communities]."[1014]

[community health] Related to respect

[community health] Related to technology

Infrastructure for participation: References to organizeEdit

Reach: Every single human beingEdit

Why reach every single human being?Edit


Threats to information, copyright reform, censorshipEdit

Why reach every single human being? References to organizeEdit

Communities to reachEdit


Changing behaviors in terms of information access and useEdit

Local relevanceEdit

Partnerships for unhindered access, policy, advocacyEdit

Communities to reach: References to organizeEdit

Infrastructure for reachEdit

Interfaces, APIs, and experiencesEdit

Access & accessibilityEdit

Beyond the website and the connected worldEdit

Infrastructure for reach: References to organizeEdit

Sources to organizeEdit

Healthy, inclusive communitiesEdit

Healthy, inclusive communities: What impact would we have on the world if we follow this theme?Edit

Parking lotEdit

Healthy, inclusive communities: How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?Edit

Healthy means…

Inclusive means…

Parking lot

Healthy, inclusive communities: Focus requires tradeoffs. If we increase our effort in this area in the next 15 years, is there anything we’re doing today that we would need to stop doing?Edit

To sort

Parking lot

Healthy, inclusive communities: What else is important to add to this theme to make it stronger?Edit

Healthy, inclusive communities: Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?Edit

Healthy, inclusive communities: OtherEdit

Parking lotEdit

The augmented age (Advancing with technology)Edit

The augmented age (Advancing with technology): What impact would we have on the world if we follow this theme?Edit

The augmented age (Advancing with technology): How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?Edit

The augmented age (Advancing with technology): Focus requires tradeoffs. If we increase our effort in this area in the next 15 years, is there anything we’re doing today that we would need to stop doing?Edit

The augmented age (Advancing with technology): What else is important to add to this theme to make it stronger?Edit

The augmented age (Advancing with technology): Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?Edit

The augmented age (Advancing with technology): OtherEdit

A truly global movementEdit

A truly global movement: Parking lotEdit

A truly global movement: How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?Edit

A truly global movement: Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?Edit

A truly global movement: OtherEdit

The most respected source of knowledgeEdit

The most respected source of knowledge: Parking lotEdit

The most respected source of knowledge: How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?Edit

The most respected source of knowledge: Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?Edit

The most respected source of knowledge: OtherEdit

Engaging the knowledge ecosystem (Participating in the knowledge network)Edit

Engaging the knowledge ecosystem (Participating in the knowledge network): What impact would we have on the world if we follow this theme?Edit

Engaging the knowledge ecosystem (Participating in the knowledge network): How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?Edit

Engaging the knowledge ecosystem (Participating in the knowledge network): Focus requires tradeoffs. If we increase our effort in this area in the next 15 years, is there anything we’re doing today that we would need to stop doing?Edit

Engaging the knowledge ecosystem (Participating in the knowledge network): What else is important to add to this theme to make it stronger?Edit

Engaging the knowledge ecosystem (Participating in the knowledge network): Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?Edit

Engaging the knowledge ecosystem (Participating in the knowledge network): OtherEdit



  1. "I believe they all Co relate to one another. As our bodies are made of many parts, providing different functions, the parts together firm one body working closely and sensitively together." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §172
  2. "[This theme] contains C, D and E themes. Tolerance, respect and diversity → link with theme D." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §4
  3. "Inclusion both depends on and facilitates everything else. We need to be global to be inclusive to everyone, and we need to be inclusive if we want to have competent answers to the challenges of going global. We need to be inclusive to be free of systematic bias and so become [theme D]; we need to have respectable content to not drive people away in the first place." Wikimedia Foundation staff §46
  4. "Theme B -- increased capability to remove language barriers. Theme D -- the idea of a “single truth” will be under increased pressure if we are successful in integrating diverse viewpoints. Theme E -- more diverse forms of organization/learning ecosystems will make it harder to engage and/or harder to ensure that engagement is not biased." Wikimedia Foundation staff §38
  5. ""Healthy, Inclusive Communities" sounds somehow sectarian. Instead of an encylcopaedia project we are supposed to have a "healthy community"? Was somebody playing a bad joke on us?" German Language Wikipedia §10
  6. "The greatest potential given by Internet is the diversity possibility -- to confront knowledge, ideas and perspectives different from our own, and which we would hardly have otherwise accessed." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §2
  7. a b c "Our readers is humanity. People can be interested in every topic. Every article deserves attention because it is a little part of knowledge. We need to write clearly and to make our project more readable. We need to make our project easy to use and search. We need to give our best both to the student and to the professor. While we need to be free to contribute in whichever way we prefer, we could work better with better coordination." Italian Wikipedia §63
  8. "Our way of considering the readers should be writing article of the best possible quality. We should ask readers their opinion whether small stubs are good articles or not." Italian Wikipedia §72
  9. "Wiki[p/m]edia is an example of how freedom of knowledge enriches the internet ecosystem with free and open premises, which contributes to create a healthy and necessary counterweight to the data growth and accumulation model that leads the Internet "big players", which record, accumulate and monetize the people's data and human knowledge for the purpose of economic exploitation." Spanish Wikipedia §31
  10. "If our voices with the supports of reasonable knowledge can be assembled to a sea of our own, our expressions can be heard one day, which will contribute to the sustainability of globalized civilization in many channels." Wikimedia Commons §5
  11. a b "We should think about how we can extend and expand Wikipedia to include the diversity of opinions and information, and to preserve local culture in every language? As we can see, what was not uploaded on the Internet and Wikipedia, comes to less people and slowly disappear." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §5
  12. "We'll be the light that shines in the Cosmos." English Wikipedia §30
  13. "Let's do another Enlightenment, for the whole world." Meta §38
  14. "We must have, as a movement, a minority languages preservation role, and we should appoint language ambassadors to achieve representativeness at the organizational level." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §13
  15. "People in underdeveloped are enabled to make the world better" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §266
  16. "Intelligente Menschen lassen sich nicht so leicht unterdrücken. Manchen politischen Bewegungen und Strömen (Türkei) könnte entgegengewirkt werden." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §270
  17. a b "Correct systemic bias in Wikipedia, improve access" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §282
  18. "Free shared knowledge is important for progress, especially from as many varied regions as possible. By making sure Wikipedia is equally accessible and usable among all people, we create a shared history that is representative of all people." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §286
  19. "enhance knowledge access to monolanguage user" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §319
  20. "This would be a great initiative to enhance the unaware and unprivileged people with the touch of knowledge to the greater truth of their existence, life and the world." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §568
  21. "By establishing a truly global movement we may establish a social globally connected society, possibly becoming a viable, desirable alternative to a increasingly polarized and unequal society." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §19
  22. "We need to listen to people from other places" Wikimedia Israel §18
  23. "It is necessary to act in favor of preserving local knowledge in local languages, and also to allow European languages to integrate local knowledge" Wikimedia Israel §19
  24. "If we focus on this theme then the world will have a better encyclopedia." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §12
  25. "Aggregating communities, overcoming language barriers, so "every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge"" Affiliations Committee §23
  26. "We can ensure that people all around the world have access to a shared compendium of knowledge, erasing barriers and promoting understanding and collaboration across borders." Affiliations Committee §24
  27. "We would actually become able to get closer to our vision to provide free access to the sum of all human knowledge." Affiliations Committee §26
  28. "Following this theme will help in actual globalization of knowledge." Hindi Wikipedia §19
  29. "Save cultures, using their primary language and wording." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §15
  30. "Wikimedia should not simply increase the basic social conditions but be a transformative force to improve access to culture for small cultures." Albanian Wikipedia §14
  31. "Emphasizing a global movement helps us have content that is diverse and broad, representing the world as a whole." Wikimedia District of Columbia §16
  32. "Collaboration between cultures is a major global need. Some global trends are making international collaboration difficult, such as government crackdowns and an emphasis or borders, but Wikipedia is dedicated to overcoming these challenges." Wikimedia District of Columbia §18
  33. "International, multilingual nature of Wikimedia project is an asset that may help to overcome current separatist tendencies in the world, by bringing knowledge to more people, so they can better understand others and the world." Polish Wikipedia §1
  34. "Worldwide representation allows all people to test knowledge. More people discussing knowledge leads us closer to the truth. As Wikipedia's usage expands, its factuality increases. Increased factuality and representation leads to more users of all backgrounds excited to work towards an equally shared database of information. Access to information for all people allows everyone to share knowledge, but also gives us a first hand look at truth which allows people of all nations to understand and help each other." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §287
  35. "Is Wikimedia a place for language preservation? We can help with cultural identity." Wikimedia Foundation staff §169
  36. "We will build awareness of the power of free knowledge and overcome barriers to access - I wouldn't phrase it like this, but we do need to think beyond Wikimedia. We're not going to be focusing on the identity of our movement as a series of websites, but beyond that. This statement doesn't really speak to that right now." Wikimedia Foundation staff §179
  37. "The subject of fake News has recently hit headlines. Wikipedia must preserve knowledge and make sure knowledge is reliable. In addition, Wikipedia has the ability to be a bridge to information found in scientific articles, some of which are hidden behind a payment wall, and make them accessible to the general public." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §6
  38. "If Wikipedia succeeds in positioning itself as a reliable source of high standards, which is acceptable to quote and use in the academy, we will also be able to promote information and knowledge, while simultaneously struggling with false data and truths." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §7
  39. "In recent years, more and more scientific journals have removed the payment wall, while more and more journals and articles are published under an open license. In such a situation, Wikipedia can and should be the main body that mediates between scientific literature and the general public. The mediation should be reliable and accurate on the one hand, and accessible to the general public on the other." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §8
  40. "It would move the world towards the dream of a universal library of information." English Wikipedia §37
  41. "Wikipedia will become an acceptable, respectable form of tertiary literature, and its editing will be prestigous." English Wikipedia §38
  42. "Trying to chase after the top position will demoralize us, when simply providing the best information that we can will get us acceptably close." English Wikipedia §39
  43. "We need to improve the quality and reputation of Wikipedia so that Wikipedia will become accepted as a cited source." English Wikipedia §41
  44. "By 2030, the whole world should understand the value of Wikipedia's role in the alleviation of thorny topics." English Wikipedia §42
  45. "Our societies are increasingly divided and they need a source of unbiased knowledge." English Wikipedia §43
  46. "Wikipedia has to become a reliable source. There is enough fake news even in scientific publications." German Language Wikipedia §18
  47. "If we follow and focus our efforts on this topic, we would make Wikipedia and its sister projects to inspire more confidence towards the rest of ordinary people, and they could help us to encourage others to participate and trust in Wikimedia." Spanish Wikipedia §10
  48. "Become the most respected source of broad-based knowledge suited for the general public." Wikidata §20
  49. "Host high quality knowledge instead of focusing on relative respect in comparison to other sources." Wikidata §22
  50. "We give the world neutral view on everything, make misundertanding less likely to happen and therefore reduce violence in global scale." Vietnamese Wikipedia §5
  51. "It is fundamental for Wikipedia being the most respected source of knowledge, not only because it is the most famous one but also because of the impact it has/will have on our future generations, being the most precious tool of our future." Spanish Wikipedia §23
  52. "Most authoritative source of knowledge in the sea of junk information. Lights in the world." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §332
  53. "The impact would be the largest, most neutral internet-based source of information." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §337
  54. "Providing a respected source of neutral information on so many items will foster a sense of stability in the worldwide population, which may foster peace by reducing misunderstandings" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §342
  55. "we will be a counterbalance to all fake news being spread" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §352
  56. "If Wikipedia became universally trusted, it would become the ultimate, universal source of knowledge. It would be easier for everyone to focus on one single project that is recognized as trusted." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §360
  57. "Help create a unified initial source for serious research, with further sources only being required for more in depth study." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §363
  58. "A universal multimedia encyclopedia." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §366
  59. "Schools would not be restricted by a rudimentary block of using wikipedia for sources." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §371
  60. "Fake News and "Alternative Facts" are common words in the 21st century. Wikipedia can fight this and reveal the truth. The Wiki contributor community can continue to act as Data integrity checkers to make sure Wikipedia only contains real information." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §372
  61. "The way research is done for k-12 Education as well as Higher Education, will change. While there will be resistance from those who have worked in K-12 and Higher Education for years, this will bring about a necessary change to how we view the accuracy, and relevancy of sources found here." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §377
  62. "Centralised virtual library, a go-to for self-education for everybody" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §382
  63. "Probably arouse suspicion as having a monopoly on knowledge" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §385
  64. "TRUTH in the ability of correct information to exist even if people wish to perform a cover up. JUSTICE in preventing untruths being used to deceive others for either harm or profit. ACCURACY in information so that people learning things will have Wikipedia not only as a summary of info but a bibliographic source to continue further researches. TIME SAVINGS results from having a practical "one stop shop" for the common person to look up information. This savings in time allows people to not waste time." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §390
  65. "Knowledge for all - unlimited, yet it won't be easy - example of the Chinese "Wikipedia"" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §407
  66. "we would have one source, easily accessible, just like google is the go-to place today" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §415
  67. "We will gain loyalty of the encyclopedia as a reliable source of information." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §420
  68. "Wikipedia would become a reliable source, one that people would consider to be objective and useful." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §434
  69. "Help freedom and human rights! Free access to facts-based, verified and as much as possible unbiased information is fundamental to help people defend themselves from any form of manipulation based on false information. Free access to all the knowledge accumulated by humanity across history should be a fundamental human right." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §439
  70. "Further expansion of the free knowledge base already available online." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §444
  71. "We would have more people using this website if it the "most reliable" we have to make sure the website doesn't crash and we have to have reliable resources used." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §449
  72. "Become a more trustworthy source" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §454
  73. "Half a billion or more people who consult Wikipedia every month for leisure, study or work." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §464
  74. "Una mejor fuente de informacion donde cualquiera podria tener acceso sin preocuparse de la veracidad de este, tendria un impacto positivo en mi opinion." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §469
  75. "It would be possible to resolve the negative aspects of copyright manipulations that are in play today for the profit or enrichment of a few. The need to protect knowledge as an asset is harmful when investments in book, academic and historical archive collections all stand in the way of improving published works becoming outdated. Too often new material is lost or hidden away." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §474
  76. "Quite a lot, including possibly getting major institutions to accept Wikipedia as a reliable source." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §479
  77. "If the current idea that Wiki-anything is unreliable, then it does not matter what content is actually available, true or otherwise. I think that this is perhaps the most important initiative because without basic trust in the verity of the content, no one will want to visit Wikipedia in the first place. One major effect would be use in schools which is currently intentionally prohibited. Wikipedia could become a powerhouse home of educational content, which is at least at the current moment presented well, and leads deeper throughout different articles, until the reader has learned however much they want to learn." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §484
  78. "Wikimedia projects will forever be regarded as unscientific unless a greater effort is made to ensure the correctness of the content." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §572
  79. "Wikipedia would be the go-to for research questions" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §574
  80. "Regarding citations, it is important to reflect to the readers what consensus is on each topic, as well as what are the different alternatives, and what is the source on which they are based. Even if we can not accurately reflect each one, we can faithfully reflect the sources within the text." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §15
  81. "Wikipedia needs trustworthy information to survive and thrive, and to further become "where facts go to live" for the benefit of our entire species." English Wikipedia §101
  82. "I think we would have a great impact, by becoming the world leaders in reliable information." Spanish Wikipedia §39
  83. "If we follow this theme Wikimedia will be the simplest and the most trusted source of knowledge." Bengali Community §4
  84. "Wikipedia is not being regarded as a reliable source by some internet users, especially by academicians; by focusing on this theme our projects would be respected more and therefore both its usage and contributions to it would increase." Cycle 2/Turkish Wikipedia §1
  85. "By making available reliable, neutral and relevant knowledge we support individuals in self-development and making well-considered choices. This will inevitably bring us into conflcit with authorities." Wikimedia Nederland §1
  86. "Wikipedia in general is already a great platform containing lots of useful and good quality content which is well structured and linked; there is no any other such platform in Internet. This is the biggest advantage of Wikimedia movement which already has great impact on knowledge dissemination; it is enough to simply continue the current progress." Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §5
  87. "Reliability is critical to Wikipedia. This is usually the first argument against Wikipedia." Wikimedia Israel §31
  88. "Our primary goal is to make a good encyclopedia and by following this theme we will ensure that we strengthen our primary goals." Hindi Wikipedia §1
  89. "We will be able to ensure credibility, better consumer satisfaction and Wikipedia will be used as a source of reliable citations." Hindi Wikipedia §2
  90. "It will be in our best interests to follow this theme as we will not be able to attain our objectives until we make Wikipedia credible." Hindi Wikipedia §24
  91. "Really the first place for everyone to stop, when searching information. The impact of it will be tremendous." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §16
  92. "The reliable information will help people: researchers, students, teachers, to get attracted to contribute to Wikipedia, rather than avoid it. The trust and the usage of Wikipedia will increase with the reliable sourcing of the information." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §47
  93. "With objective and fact-checked information, Wikipedia can fight the dissemination of rumours, false news." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §49
  94. "Wikipedia and the other projects will be sources in other more complex clusters of information." Swedish Wikipedia §13
  95. "Having quality content is perhaps the most obvious of the themes, but it is our core deliverable and all the other themes are in support of this." Wikimedia District of Columbia §24
  96. "Wikipedia's human-curated, crowdsourced approachseems to be a good counterweight to the "fake news" that other online platforms have been prone to." Wikimedia District of Columbia §31
  97. "We will have an information repository that has a superior quality, neutral and possibly verified by experts in the different areas of human knowledge." Wikimedia Chile - Interviews with members §10
  98. "Wikimedia will be the most respected open and accessible platform for knowledge products: We filter the most relevant and reliable content out of the constantly growing information supply and make it accessible in a consumable form." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §14
  99. "To strength Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects as an object of academic studies." Iberoconf 2017 §50
  100. "Increase the existence of open and free access sources." Iberoconf 2017 §52
  101. "Something must be changed for our audience to admit that they use Wikipedia as a useful jumping-off point for research." English Wikipedia §44
  102. "Wikipedia must be reliable, that's why people read it." English Wikipedia §46
  103. a b "This is the most important theme, and ff our information is useless, then we are useless." English Wikipedia §48
  104. a b "This is by far the most important theme, because it proves our legitimization and effectiveness." English Wikipedia §49
  105. "Respect and quality is most important, because a despised Wikipedia would not be read and would be quite useless, however it's not clear what precisely 'quality' means." Meta §46
  106. "Encyclopedia shouldn't be the only prophet on knowledge market, but rather starting point for further studies, therefore it is not necessary to be the "most respected source" it is enough to be "good source"; "the most" sounds like a kind of "knowledge imperialism", which we should rather avoid, therefore this topic shouldn't be a strategy goal." Polish Wikipedia §12
  107. "This goal is impossible to combine with NPOV - as there always be people criticizing Wikipedia for not following their POV and trying to discredit Wikipedia, so there is no chance to be "the most respected" by all." Polish Wikipedia §13
  108. "Although all themes are important, this is especially important because it is a recurrent topic for people who do not know the movement, since many of them ignore the policies that rule the content (notability, neutrality)." Spanish Wikipedia §11
  109. "Focus on fighting with fake news." Wikidata §24
  110. a b "This theme is the second most important, only after the community health. This is what attracts new editors to Wikimedia sites." Vietnamese Wikipedia §6
  111. "It is important put a strong emphasis on credibility of our information in order to preserve projects against communication and political propaganda." French Wikipedia §25
  112. "Relevancy and credibility of information is the key to the success of Wikipedia and its sister projects." French Wikipedia §26
  113. a b "This is the most important theme. If Wikipedia is not reliable and trusted it has lost its purpose. Who cares about any of the other themes if our information is junk or promotional?" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §328
  114. "Once people realize how "safe" (for lack of a better term) Wikipedia actually is, it will start attracting people to the website, who will help in the other four themes." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §338
  115. a b "In my opinion, it is the most important, because if we focus on making Wikipedia worthy of everyone's attention, other changes will be able to come more easily." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §361
  116. a b "Possibly the most important theme. One of the key stumbling blocks for Wikimedia is a lack of general acceptance of the Wikimedia projects as trustworthy and consistent sources of information. Once Wikimedia is perceived as a viable source, the other 4 themes can be addressed as necessary. The theme "Engaging in the knowledge ecosystem" will be easier once organisations and institutions recognise more fully the increased value of Wikimedia at that time." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §364
  117. a b "The most important. Without data integrity and reliability, wikipedia will no longer be a valuable resource for humanity." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §373
  118. a b "I see this as one of the most important of the 5 themes. If we are going to rely on this for global knowledge, we must be able to trust its accuracy, reliability, and relevancy. Knowledge is only as good as the truth that it bares." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §378
  119. "Completeness of information is important. Very often, negative information is not available or even scrubbed in order to hide it from public scrutiny. Except for entertainment purposes, having untrue information opens the door to many other problems including cover ups, fraud, deception, misrepresentation, incorrect conclusions, and bad decisions created by use of incorrect information. Because many people make decisions based in part (or wholly) upon info contained in Wikipedia, it is important that Wikipedia not eliminate material that is negative in nature. Very often, it is the negative information that is the most important factor in decisions." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §391
  120. "Wikimedia'nın hayatta kalıp daha çok insana hizmet edebilmesinin ön koşulu güvenilirliğidir." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §426
  121. "This one would expand Wikipedia by being known as one of the more trustworthy sites on the internet." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §455
  122. "Continue what we are doing. This has been accomplished. Wikipedia is now quite academic. There is a lot of vocational knowledge absent." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §465
  123. "Todos los temas son importantes, pero el conocimiento es algo que merece su atencion, el conocimiento es lo que ha hecho que la humanidad haya llegado hasta aqui, por lo que hay que mejorar el acceso a este y su veracidad." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §470
  124. "I think that this theme is the most important, because without trust there are no visitors." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §485
  125. a b "Very important. Without Wikipedia being seen as reliable or trustworthy why would it be used?" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §570
  126. a b "D is the most important theme: it is the reason why Wikipedia was born, developed, succeeded over other encyclopedias and people donate. If we stop being respected, experienced wikipedians would leave and readers would abandon us for other encyclopedias that will able to grant a certain quality" Italian Wikipedia §100
  127. a b "This is the most important issue. Cultivating the editorial community, expanding it and making technology accessible are important, but if the source of knowledge is not credible all articles will carry a suspicious label." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §16
  128. a b "This is the most important theme, because it focuses on what the people are actually looking for." Arabic Community §8
  129. a b "This topic is the most important of which have been raised. We can not be satisfied with providing knowledge in a free way, we also have to make sure that the knowledge we give is accurate and unbiased." Spanish Wikipedia §37
  130. "Wikipedia is a source of references where to find a summary about a topic and the sites to find more information about it, rather than a (more respected) "source of knowledge", which is inconsistent. How will I respect a source of knowledge whose compilers are anonymous? And although the "editors" are multitude, knowledge is not democratic. It seems to me that is a point to ignore." Spanish Wikipedia §40
  131. "The wiki is a source of references, is what it should be, but I don't think its obvious subjectivity is something negative -- Everyone has seen how "prestigious" journalists and locutors commit spelling mistakes, how they don't know using verbs and having a tiny view of reality." Spanish Wikipedia §41
  132. a b "This topic is not that important, because reliability of information in Wikipedia is already one-of-the-kind and we can’t be more reliable than our sources." Russian Wikipedia §15
  133. a b "Most important because it directly impacts millions of readers every month" Wikimedia Hackathon §10
  134. "I think our main focus should be on the quality of our content as properly written and referenced content will give satisfaction to our readers." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §7
  135. "Focus on content will create a more engaging environment for our readers." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §8
  136. "Quality content will help in establishing faith in Wikipedia." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §9
  137. "Becoming a trusted source of knowledge might help in bringing more editors." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §10
  138. "For us Theme D provides the foundation for all the other themes. Wikimedia projects are as strong as the information provided and our reputation for reliability" Wikimedia Nederland §2
  139. "An important theme to defend the movement against its detractors, those who express reserves, those who are reticent and those who don't trust on Wiki platforms as reliable sources." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §1
  140. a b "This is the most important theme, because if there is no trust in Wikipedia, all the rest is irrelevant." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §50
  141. "Scientists and scientific publications should be the most respected sources of knowledge, not Wikipedia. But we should come close and make the knowledge more easily accessible." Swedish Wikipedia §17
  142. "We shall give an overview in all topics, not replace scientific litterature." Swedish Wikipedia §18
  143. "Wikipedia should be The most trusted source of knowledge in the world" Albanian Wikipedia §10
  144. "In my opinion, we have already achieved this – at best this theme is a "preserving status quo"-thing" Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §62
  145. "Project sustainability depend on the quality positioning of it." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §16
  146. "The neutral point of view is one of the great challenges of Wikipedia in its search for quality. The proliferation of paid accounts and the post-truth phenomenon of the future jeopardise the neutral point of view proposed by Wikipedia." Spanish Wikipedia §51
  147. "It is very relevant, because if we generate a source of knowledge that has validations in its contents and format, we can be recognized with an additional value by the community and the people who access the projects." Wikimedia Chile - Interviews with members §11
  148. "[Theme B] could be an aid to this topic by using better technology to find the areas that need work and the expertise that people have and match them up. This topic is a prerequisite to being [theme C]. We can expand without being seen as accurate and reliable, but it’s much harder to explain our value in new places without that reputation. By working to ensure that the projects are a trusted source of knowledge and are seen as such, we make the case for becoming a truly global movement much stronger and easier to share." Wikimedia Foundation staff §201
  149. "Wikimedia projects will probably never be totally "respected" by everyone if only because different countries and cultures treat the concept in different ways ([theme C]). It allows for a neutral source which to many means not focusing on the "correct" side (e.g. Turkey situation).Theme B applies here as well, since this goal speaks about finding the information that's relevant to certain people at certain times which would require more work on machine learning and content discovery." Wikimedia Foundation staff §202
  150. "Endorses the knowledge ecosystem, but when we say “we want to be the most respected source of knowledge”, it seems to supplant knowledge creation in other spaces. But if you think about the projects as a platform for accessing relevant and high quality information, you don’t have to supplant the knowledge ecosystem and you risk alienating people in the other knowledge creation zones (experts, indigenous knowledge, etc)." Wikimedia Foundation staff §212
  151. "Be the middlemen of knowledge." Wikimedia Foundation staff §214
  152. "If we lose society's trust in the neutrality/reliability of our content, this would be Wikimedia's end." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §15
  153. "Wikipedia is supposed to be only a first step to knowledge. The most relevant source of knowledge should be in specialized encyclopedias, written by professionals. That will not happen, but we should have only good summaries of specalist content." Dutch Wikipedia §25
  154. "This is important because right now Wikipedia is not regarded as a respected source." Russian Wikipedia §28
  155. "It coincides with the idea of Wikimedia as well - an independent, reliable and neutral source of all knowledge." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §19
  156. "The wording of this theme emphasizes others' perception of us rather than the actual quality of our content." Wikimedia District of Columbia §23
  157. "Wikipedia is not a "source" of information strictly defined, since we are indexing rather than creating knowledge. A better working might be "most comprehensive general resource for sharing knowledge"." Wikimedia District of Columbia §25
  158. "The theme seems to emphasize competition, when we should focus on absolute measures of our quality," Wikimedia District of Columbia §26
  159. "The theme compares us with a very broad range of content providers, including news outlets and academic journal publishers, but we have different goals and strengths than these classes of publishers." Wikimedia District of Columbia §27
  160. "One of Wikipedia's strengths is its tolerance for being a "good enough" source of knowledge, rather than requiring all content to be authoritative." Wikimedia District of Columbia §28
  161. "A preoccupation with "legitimacy" in the eyes of others is damaging to the community." Wikimedia District of Columbia §29
  162. "The focus should be on the high-quality content being useful for people, even despite being a respected or relevant source. Wikimedia projects should not just been seen as the most relevant source of knowledge, but actually contain the most high-quality and neutral knowledge there is." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §66
  163. "We should work towards free knowledge. Wikipedia and the other projects are (currently) the way to achieve that, not the end goal." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §67
  164. ""Most" respected is problematic. We can have our conventions and structure of knowledge, and we can be respected, but we shouldn’t tell people we’re the “most” respected." Wikimedia Foundation staff §223
  165. "We should not be the source, but rather a platform for understanding the experts and communities that create this knowledge. There’s an opportunity to clarify our movement is about verifiability. Rather the headline be focused on the idea that we are the “Most effective platform for providing access to high quality knowledge” -- this is where we can get experts engaged in our project." Wikimedia Foundation staff §224
  166. "The most understandable source of high-quality knowledge." Wikimedia Foundation staff §225
  167. "We’re the gateway to any knowledge. We’re the first place anyone goes to start learning about anything. “Most high-quality, neutral, and relevant source of knowledge” seems more critical than “respected”." Wikimedia Foundation staff §226
  168. "Language - across all languages - should be added as implicit." Wikimedia Foundation staff §227
  169. "It’s not just passive - part of what we need to do is make the projects better AND promote that as such." Wikimedia Foundation staff §240
  170. "We could be better messaging that this is a priority for us and part of our process." Wikimedia Foundation staff §244
  171. "Content, practices and understandings still seem American-centric to users, the Americanization of content and processes seems relevant even now as an issue." Australian Community §5
  172. "Without healthy and inclusive communities, content becomes irrelevant in the short term." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §3
  173. "Wikipedia pretends to be a source of knowledge, which can only grow from different visions. If there is only one specific group, it doesn't meet the goal of being a broad-based source of knowledge and to report different world views and linguistic diversity." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §21
  174. a b "It is the way to ensure diversity of content approaches for all voices to be represented. Everyone needs a friendly environment to enter the ecosystem and maintain collaboration over time." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §1
  175. "Diversity is important, but articles written by people with different backgrounds aren't cohesive and easy to comprehend." English Wikipedia §8
  176. "There will always be tension between quality and inclusiveness. Resolving that is one of the biggest and most interesting challenges." Wikimedia Foundation staff §53
  177. "This theme works against the other themes. To the degree that we are successful at creating a diverse community other things are harder (it's harder to be a trusted source if we have to engage with a larger variety of of cultures and styles etc.)" Wikimedia Foundation staff §55
  178. a b "Number one. This is a global publication, but editors often become narrow in their focus and try to delete articles involving subjects they have disagreements with." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §182
  179. "On English wikipedia, too much effort is spent on deleting content rather than improving or creating content." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §219
  180. "We have become increasingly viewed as gatekeepers, especially in the social and human domains. It is very easy to add science articles to wikipedia, even those with little more than speculative research. It has become increasingly hard to add socially relevant entries to Wikipedia (as if we live in an era of scarcity where to store bits and bytes). Criteria such as notability have been interpreted by humans, rather than by algorithms. I.e. xyz might have lots of search engine searches associated with their name, yet are not take in because of a human induced notability factor. Why? Its not like we are running out of encyclopedia shelf space or we a running out of byte space?! We should reconsider this whole approach. I am very afraid that communities will only serve as more gate-keeping. And creating an artificial scarcity effect. The difference between a small contributor to humankind (say Tatjana Bezjak) and a huge contributor to human kind (say Pablo Picaso) should be in the body and quality of the text explaining their significance and contributions - and not in the fact whether they deserve or not a wikipedia entry (byte counting). The quality of the source is precisely in that it is Alexandria in a way and stores all of the known vetted information." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §149
  181. "Less deletion battles. Articles already deemed to be notable continue to be targets of deletion efforts. If an article survives an AfD, notability should be presumed indefinitely and only extreme circumstances should justify a future deletion." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §183
  182. "There are a lot of things that could block our way to inclusivity. It would require a lot less deletionism (a pretty bad thing now) and some reworking, but most of it is being done now." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §210
  183. "More and better content from a more diverse group of editors." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §217
  184. "In the world of post-truth Wikipedia should be both independent and accountable (to people) source of verifiable and reliable information about this world. Because of this Wikipedia should be user-friendly for all people." Russian Wikipedia §25
  185. "We would have the diversity and quality of our data improved." Wikidata §1
  186. "A more complete, neutral, and rich collection of knowledge" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §112
  187. "En Çok Saygı Gören Bilgi Kaynağı olunması sağlanacak. Bilgiye ulaşımın özgürleşmesindeve sağlıklılaşmasında önemli görüyorum. Sağlıklı, Kapsayıcı Topluluklar oluşturulması, aynı zamanda "En Çok Saygı Gören Bilgi Kaynağı" olunmasını da sağlayacağından hedeflerin içinde en önemlisidir. Bunun için de üniversitelerle temasa geçilmeli, akademisyenler ve öğrencileriyle işbirliği çalışmaları yaygın biçimde gerçekleştirilmelidir." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §132
  188. a b "The result would be a more active volunteer crew and more impartial, useful results." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §176
  189. "By having the inclusive community, the small groups (Minority) can also share their knowledge with the others, and it will increase the quantity and quality of the resources on Wiki." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §2
  190. a b "Hard to argue againt. It is a pre-condition and absolutely necessary in order to achieve our primary goals. We need more participants in order to increase diversity and the quality of our projects." Swedish Wikipedia §1
  191. "Every language Wikipedia has deep information about all notable topic areas, closing the current knowledge gaps by including a truly diverse set of contributors." Wikimedia Foundation staff §5
  192. "People in Wikipedias in big languages don’t reject edits from people for whom that language is not native, especially when they write about things that are unique to their culture. These edits are improved and published. Discussions about sources in foreign languages, about newbies’ contributions, and notability being limited only to certain countries, and about translation move from rejection to tolerance." Wikimedia Foundation staff §30
  193. "The growth of the communities to reach near-parity between the top 50 languages has been staggering. Chapters now exist in major cities in every country. There's an article from a journalist describing their experience as a new Wikipedia contributor. Friendly editor stepped in to provide feedback made them feel comfortable in continuing to edit. Instant-translate tools allow to work across barriers." Wikimedia Foundation staff §33
  194. a b "It is foundational to achieving the other objectives, but is only a means to an end for ultimately supporting improved content." Meta §7
  195. a b "The theme is important, and it is similar in OpenStreetMap. How to grow the community? If there is no community behind, improving and curating, the content loses value because it is obsolete or replaced." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §20
  196. a b "Honestly I can't think of a more important theme than this one. Biased information is incomplete, or even wrong. Without members of the community able to recognise bias, Wikipedia just becomes an echo chamber, at best ignoring and at worst actively damaging minority groups and ideas." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §213
  197. "We can only create a trusted source of knowledge if we are a good community." Australian Community §2
  198. "We will be able to cover many projects effectively and on time." English Wikipedia §84
  199. a b "A sizeable number of contributors will allow for more resources to be allocated towards each of the other themes, as a larger number of contributors allows for a larger amount working on specific topics" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §192
  200. "Broaden people's thinking by including articles that cover a broader range of people holding different values, philosophies, and ways of expressing them." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §181
  201. a b "Most Wikimedia projects are a direct reflection of its users and volunteers. If we want to keep to the mission of the project to accumulate all of humanity's knowledge then we need to reflect that in our communities. We can't just be english speaking or only men or only abled people. We must include all visions of this world that we live in so that we can promote inclusivity not only in the Wikimedia projects, but so that it is also reflected in the world we live in. We should be able to promote absolutely no discrimination, obstacles for less abled people, etc." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §186
  202. "More domain specific and local content, unlimited in depth will make Wikipedia more useful and contributed to." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §203
  203. "Probably similar to now, there would just be a wider range of topics (not that it isn't wide now)." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §208
  204. "With more knowledge on Wiki, then Wikipedia can be the platform/database for the knowledge of all mankind." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §3
  205. a b "This is the most important theme. It's required to have any success in the other categories. To be the most respected source of knowledge requires many other types of editors." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §204
  206. a b "Without theme A all others are impossible. You can't fix the data without including communities." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §25
  207. "Collecting different kinds of knowledge is one of our goals in the community. By having a healthy and inclusive community, then we can include different kinds of knowledge." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §23
  208. "We [will] have finally figured out a way to include peoples who predominantly have an oral tradition." Wikimedia Foundation staff §20
  209. a b c "Achieving this goal will create a stronger and more expansive community. Editing on Wikimedia projects will be more meaningful and educational. We will accept diversity, and the content will reflect differing points of view and be more neutral. We will have different types of technology so people of all backgrounds can participate at their comfort and ability level. We will include more sources of information that include different types of history (e.g., oral histories) in various cultures. Finally, by achieving Healthy, Inclusive Communities, we will build the world’s first source of collective, inclusive, unbiased human knowledge, an historic achievement for humans." Wiki in Education §2
  210. "A community that is healthy can accept divergent points of view in a respectful, helpful way. Health communities are aware of bias and will not be as likely to allow bias to affect their decisions." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §161
  211. "Wikipedia is already used by so many as a resource, but with great power comes great responsibility. Biases that exist in Wikipedia propagate outward, infecting the world in myriad small ways. To reduce this bias is to reduct that propagation. It's a nudge, in the economic sense of the word - small things leading to big changes." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §212
  212. "We would be known as a friendly yet rigorous community around the world. We would be able to incorporate knowledge from various communities around the world into Wikimedia. We would have the right infrastructure and processes in place for inviting new voices into our communities. We would have created social traditions and structures that are globally recognized as being an inclusive, international, global environment. This includes social structures to allow for collaboration in technology." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §571
  213. "Wikipedia is made for facilitating access to knowledge for everyone. The more people contribute in the world the more international it becomes. Wikipedia is improvable in many languages. Healthy and inclusive communities are the right way to improve this. The more inclusive Wikipedia is the more balanced and neutral the Wikis will get." German Language Wikipedia §44
  214. "More women involved: more than men, they do not tolerate being addressed with depreciation, and leave." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §2
  215. "We must take into account and act to expand diversity in the community" Wikimedia Israel §1
  216. "It is necessary to raise the community's ability to deal with different opinions and ideas" Wikimedia Israel §2
  217. "Diversity in the community can increase our ability to deal with people, beliefs and other perceptions" Wikimedia Israel §3
  218. "The range of opinions will be greater - so that they will not be attracted only in one direction - it will neutralize various biases" Wikimedia Israel §5
  219. a b c "Community health is a major concern. Every Wikipedian have same motive and yet conflicts of interest arise due to difference of opinion. If community health is not taken into consideration, this might create problems in the long run. If we work on community health, in next 15 years we would see: 1) less conflicts of interest 2) better understanding 3) new editors with frequent contributions" Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §18
  220. a b "A healthy and inclusive community is the basis for all the work we do in the movement and guarantees a diversity of people and perspectives to be included in the knowledge that we co-create. As a result, the world would have access to a greater depth and breadth of knowledge in our projects." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §2
  221. a b "It has to be a friendly and motivating space, where people are motivated to enter and captivated to stay, not insecure, that peers reactions don't demotivate. How to include "different" people, perhaps before was not subject because they were less contributors, but as it grows becomes more sensitive. (María Paz Canales)" Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §22
  222. a b "Our projects begin to bifurcate based on culture more than language. We have pan-language wikis. It is easy to flip back and forth between these cultural projects, so no reader of a given topic is unaware of the other perspectives. It's easier to “see the world through others’ eyes”." Wikimedia Foundation staff §15
  223. a b "Lots of people have friends they met while contributing who share an interest in some specific area. Language barriers disappear while working on the projects, although cultural differences are still seen and acknowledged. We don’t have homogeneity in a single monoculture, but instead "agree to disagree" with respect." Wikimedia Foundation staff §16
  224. a b "It's fundamental, because without community we are an empty shell. With a deranged community, we could be another 4chan or Reddit. Or, worse, a non-neutral encyclopedia that poses as neutral. As all online communities, we need to be careful, as we are dangerously vulnerable to trolling, harassment, vandalism, and burn out of our most vulnerable members." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §223
  225. "It is essential to ensure a neutral representation of all points of view." French Wikipedia §44
  226. "This is an important way to achieve our goals of neutrality and expression of diversity of views." French Wikipedia §45
  227. "Dynamic and diverse communities are essential to maintain neutrality" Wikimedia Nederland §10
  228. "A problem of Wikipedia is that contributors don't put themselves in readers' shoes when they write. Since many of them write for more for personal motivations than for others, we give a lot of things for granted." Italian Wikipedia §49
  229. "We don't give much attention to readers, to the point that Italian Wikipedia "user" is used to refer to those who contribute to projects, and not to those who just "use" them readers. Many template messages are there for contributors but are of no interest for readers. We gave it for granted that it is easy for a reader to become a wikipedian, and that when one clicks "edit" he's able to do everything and he knows all the rules." Italian Wikipedia §50
  230. "We write for the readers but they have no right to pretend we [write] some particular articles: we write about what we want to write about." Italian Wikipedia §58
  231. "We need good statistics about readers." Italian Wikipedia §61
  232. "Punish deletions when it's not a vandalism revert. Deletions can only happen after a net positive of contributions. Allow other sources for things from digital only origins. e.g. fan communities" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §206
  233. a b "Harassment is a major issue in the process of creating power boundaries among contributors. We have been able to understand harassment in deep dimensions, including knowledge formation: some knowledge won't stick, as they do not fit the general, dominant epistemological perspective that runs through the projects. This knowledge bias is harassment as it limits the contribution of the marginalized." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §10
  234. a b "We cannot develop healthier community with online activities any more. Current approach is not enough to diversify the community. We need to cooperate with outer organization to widen the range of knowledge. We also need to protect manorities more actively. Thesedays, discussions in the projects are too aggressive. Depending on volunteer will is not enough to solve this problem, so we need to search for other approaches ouside of the Internet." Wikimedians of Korea User Group §1
  235. "One thing that's interesting is that a lot of these are about processes. What we will have at the end? On all language Wikipedias, there aren't these content gaps that appear because there are a truly diverse set of contributors. How will we get there?" Wikimedia Foundation staff §73
  236. "Outcome and process. In 2030 Wikimedia communities are larger and more global. Maintaining the high-quality bar but more global. More flexible policies as the communities grow." Wikimedia Foundation staff §74
  237. "In order to strengthen transparency and trust we could highlight the authors of articles. This could also be a motivating factor for editors." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §11
  238. "We should make the creation and evolution of articles more transparent and easy to understand - e.g. by providing new tools. At the momement, people would have to look up the history and every single edit to assess an article's evolution." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §12
  239. "The world is a very complex place, 'one size fits all' material in content and categorisation does not reflect this complexity" Australian Community §1
  240. "Accelerate the development and coverage of areas on Wikipedia greatly deprived of such coverage" English Wikipedia §29
  241. "Make the culture and knowledge of Global South noticeable and more accessible." Meta §32
  242. "Reconsider the stance of supporting only "self-starting volunteers and communities"." Meta §33
  243. "Collaborate with ethnographers, anthropologists etc. who could help us with writing down the unique knowledge of the Global South cultures." Meta §37
  244. "This aspiration is very attractive at a theoretical level, but hard and slow to achieve in practice, due to the existing (and future) inequalities in the world." Spanish Wikipedia §7
  245. "More people who are not American in the top of our organisation." Wikidata §13
  246. "We get a more balanced viewpoints from many languages and people" Vietnamese Wikipedia §8
  247. "The impact would be the gaps reduction, such as gender or geographical ones, which we inherited from traditional encyclopedias but, unlike these, we are aware of and we are working to reduce those gaps." Spanish Wikipedia §28
  248. "It's impossible to know, as this "theme" is too general to have any definition. Wikipedia stay honest and stay true to its wiki roots, which entails recognizing that different cultures have different dominant practices about cultural expression. Wikipedia exists as a product of Western, pluralistic culture. It could not exist in cultures dominated by other values, whether they are statist or Islamist. It would be absurd to deny that such regimes pose an existential threat to Wikipedia." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §276
  249. "We as a community would expand globally and get more more accurate translations on topics already created and would most likely gain some region specific information." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §289
  250. "Potentially very significant, but only if knowledge on these parts of the world is primarily generated by by people living in those areas who should not only be users of information which presently does not always reflect their values and understanding of their own past and potential." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §296
  251. "This theme is not that important. The creation of encyclopedia is a kind of luxury for which only people in richer areas of world can afford. Therfore focusing efforts on poorer areas in hope to find volunteers willing to edit is meaningless. Wikipedias without communities of real, devoted editors will turn into bilboard with local adds or free space to keep personal files." Polish Wikipedia §29
  252. "Focus our efforts to communities that we haven't yet reached don't mean imposing our criteria/history, but fundamentally listening to them. That all the voices are represented in articles." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §49
  253. "The movement is quite inclusive, with certain exceptions. It seems to me that it reaches quite interesting extremes trying to get people to participate regardless of their particular characteristics." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §51
  254. "I think the movement is global, and if not is not because of the movement itself. WMF or volunteers can't avoid the social and economical inequalities existing in the world -- I just hope that this gaps will be reduced by 2030." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §54
  255. "Encyclopedic knowledge is an westernish idea, therefore there is a problem to overcome basic cultural barriers especially for Arabic countries and provide a knowledge in other than encyclopedic formats - story telling, movies, how-to-do instructions?" Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §12
  256. "We should focus on becoming a truly global movement by engaging more and more communities." Hindi community one on one discussions §2
  257. "If we aren't a truly global movement, we are excluding someone, and that will lead to our irrelevance. If we are a global movement, we’ll have additional participants who are able to assist with the other goals, e.g. shared workload" Affiliations Committee §25
  258. "The primary focus of the Wikimedia movement is to enable every human being to access knowledge and this theme is directly related with it. We haven't reached all part of the globe, we still need to better spread across Middle East, Africa and Asia to leverage the contributors community as well as have enough resources to serve them. Without this, we wouldn't be a truly global movement that we aspire to become." Affiliations Committee §27
  259. "In these regions (Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America) lives the biggest part of the world population. It is important to include them." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §43
  260. "We would end up with poorly- or low-managed small wikis. Must more low-managed local wikis be created to achieve diversity?" Meta §80
  261. "The fact that many wikis are not growing and not well managed is a problem that must be resolved." Meta §81
  262. "Global participation is a particular strength of the Wikimedia movement; not all organizations can or want to do this." Wikimedia District of Columbia §17
  263. "This would be a theme with great impact, if the Wikimedia movement would understand itself and act like one, increasing collaboration and dialogue." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §43
  264. "Openness to a broader variety of contributions and new forms of knowledge is essential to come closer to our vision as a movement and not limited to currently ‘not well served’ regions. If we follow this theme for all regions of the world, we might be able to increase the diversity and depth of knowledge available to all, everywhere." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §44
  265. "On the subject of global movement, if we have more global participants, it is easier to have a better understanding of notability and not to generate deletion problems." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §31
  266. "Inclusion for the community." Iberoconf 2017 §29
  267. "Strive for balance between established and new points of view." Iberoconf 2017 §32
  268. "Efforts to reduce gaps." Iberoconf 2017 §34
  269. "Provide the opportunity for the peoples to represent themselves." Iberoconf 2017 §39
  270. "We will add the voices who still don't have voice or representation in the projects, and this will allow the inclusion on the Internet era of people who are in the gaps which we haven't worked yet." Wikimedia Chile - Interviews with members §7
  271. "Wikipedias in local languages should not focus on translating from English but rather create their own input to the knowledge, which should be translated to major languages, so the local voice can be heard globally." Polish Wikipedia §2
  272. "Suport for emerging communities in underdeveloped countries is important, but there is the issue how to do it; if there is no good idea, all efforts, including financial will be wasted." Polish Wikipedia §10
  273. "Including the minority can bring us new knowledge." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §15
  274. a b "This is the least important thing, because Wikimedia can't fix the world yet, and it does not have the resources to connect half of the world to the Internet, certainly not free internet. One should also be wary of exploiting free surfing in Third World countries, as happens in Angola and Morocco, where dozens of trolls exploit Wikipedia zero to share illegal files, including porn. In order to stop (or rather reduce) this phenomenon, a very large global range was required. Therefore, with experience from what happened, one has to be very careful about the subject." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §24
  275. "The challenge is to assume a vision that in fact the sum of all knowledge in the world should adopt an inclusive practice and with groups and individuals from areas and backgrounds that are not like our current members'. To achieve this vision, the process of globalization and generalization of our community is an unavoidable condition, we need to open ourselves to the conditions of participation of those who are not in our movement so that these groups and individuals are accepted and can participate." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §20
  276. a b "This theme is the most important themes of all because it is the best way to cover more articles from around the world." English Wikipedia §91
  277. "This theme is central to Latin America and our community. I believe that many of us don't agree with the movement being inclusive for a variety of reasons." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §50
  278. a b "The movement is inclusive in its foundational basis, and it is strategically important to defend such characteristics in a changing environment as internet, which tends to the closed models and excessive monetization. Defending the "anyone-can-edit" openness and anonymity should be a non-negotiable principle." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §57
  279. "Indian community should focus on all the Indian languages to make it a truly global movement. It is easier for community members from India to work for Indian languages." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §3
  280. "Focusing on all the language communities according to their needs will help all the language communities." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §11
  281. "I think Hindi Wikipedia will grow faster if we help in growing communities in other languages." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §14
  282. "Is important because we have much things to do for inclusivity (gaps, bias, language and cultural obstacles)." Affiliations Committee §34
  283. "Developing countries are not sufficiently represented within the movement; the theme presupposes that they will be better represented." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §2
  284. "The theme of having a truly global movement is important but unfortunately, we do not start from the same starting point. In many regions of the world there is not enough understanding of what encyclopedic (neutral, fact-checked, referenced) content is, because before producing it, they need to have been exposed to it as end users. Efforts and resources have to be invested in overcoming this difference, but in some regions of the world, this problem are more urgent problems that need to be solved first." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §45
  285. "This is important when we disseminate the funds, so that development is done for all languages." Swedish Wikipedia §11
  286. "Sustainability of the movement is maintained by small projects, when the primary big projects (like english Wikipedia) are saturated in content and search for new ways to stay productive." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §17
  287. "The production of a diverse knowledge is subject to the possibility that (almost) all participate, or at least have the possibility to participate." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §9
  288. "If Wikipedia is only based in the North, it is not open knowledge and much remains to be done." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §10
  289. "Make room for contributions related to local contexts. Free and inclusive knowledge focused on accessibility in languages and support for disabled people." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §11
  290. "It is important that Wikipedia make room for cultural diversity of the world. This can only be achieved with a truly diverse group in the editing work. It is important in the movement legitimacy." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §12
  291. "A truly global movement allows, but doesn't ensure, the generation of specific local content that even foreign experts may not know." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §13
  292. "It is one of the most important themes since listening to all non-represented voices we can build a better encyclopedia for everyone." Wikimedia Chile - Interviews with members §8
  293. a b "Efforts regarding "giving contributors better tools to contribute" will not really expand our content in places where no contributors exists because the community is not aware of the existence of Wikipedia. [Theme D] assumes there is a variety of sources and in many categories/areas/languages that is just not the case." Wikimedia Foundation staff §106
  294. "If we focus on being the [theme D] it is likely we lose focus on being broadly available is a wide range of topics in languages/regions and collectives in which Wikipedia is not known." Wikimedia Foundation staff §107
  295. "We are one of the main player in [theme E]. We are not engaging with it, we are leading it. We need to boldly go to places where there's no school or library, partner with organizations that are experienced with going to exotic places. We need to create cultures of knowledge in places where no such culture exist and not just wait for it to get created. If we don’t do this, these cultures might just disappear before we get the chance to document them." Wikimedia Foundation staff §110
  296. "Theme D - we need to better understand how different cultures and regions treat the core concept of open knowledge - is there censorship, or just disdain, around the concept? Theme B will become more relevant as translation tools become better, which we may be able to tap into as a movement to allow for much easier communication across borders." Wikimedia Foundation staff §115
  297. "We will not be able to bring in new knowledge without bringing in new people. People will not want to join our movement if they see it as an unhealthy place. Some of the knowledge gaps we have on WM exist in other forms and on other platforms. The most respected source of knowledge will be extensive, vast, and vibrant. We will need to address these knowledge gaps to fulfil this goal." Wikimedia Foundation staff §119
  298. "[Theme A] is the prerequisite to a truly global movement. This theme is the one that will require a great deal of time, energy, and resources to achieve, and must be purposefully pursued. It’s far too easy to maintain the status quo than to make sure that marginalized communities have the opportunity to contribute to and learn from Wikimedia projects." Wikimedia Foundation staff §121
  299. "In order to become a truly global movement we should absolutely and showily invest more resources in emerging countries and less in rich countries." Italian Wikipedia §5
  300. "Consensus should be based on in-depth study of sources." Italian Wikipedia §36
  301. "Reduce various projects that only target content addition in languages that already have an active community, like GLAM and Wikipedian-in-Residence projects." Meta §39
  302. "Reduce the relative weight of projects that address problems that are irrelevant for small or not-yet-existing communities, like "anti-harassment" initiatives" Meta §40
  303. "We may have to spend less on technical improvements." Vietnamese Wikipedia §9
  304. "To be truly global, we must combat localism (as the establishment of peculiar norms according to language versions) -- There should be no excluded topics for language reasons, because we have to recieve (and be able to distribute) all knowledge." Spanish Wikipedia §27
  305. "Although English Wikipedia is the most developed one, it is a mistake to assume that all of its contents are superior to other languages." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §11
  306. "A difficult one, but if wikipedia is to b e truly relevant to user in presently under-represented regions it needs to discourage/disincentivise people from outside of a region from writing about it. Only in this way will Wikikpedia become truly useful and relevant in areas of present low penetration." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §298
  307. "We need to re-prioritize what makes the front page in terms of news. Too often do I see elections being overshadowed by sports." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §303
  308. "We should stop focusing on English Wikipedia only. Right now the Foundation is spend way too much time and money and resources for the development of the English Wikipedia. Some other groups need resources as well." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §16
  309. "If we want a significant impact on global knowledge WMF should spend at least half its budget in developing countries. Remaining money would be enough for the others." Italian Wikipedia §98
  310. "There is a very strong implicit exclusion for different reasons, mainly for linguistical and technical skills (we assume that we all understand the intricacies of wiki navigation). Other are more obvious issues, such as discrimination against women or minorities. This movement is anglo/eurocentric, white, masculine, and people with high levels of digital literacy." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §52
  311. "I don't share the idea that exclusions are due to reasons unrelated to the movement. In my experience discrimination is permanent and is not the fault of a group of "rotten apples". The most paradigmatic case is the gender gap. Wikipedia is sexist and in many occasions -not always- misogynistic." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §55
  312. "A Wiki in all languages and dialects is not possible because of the reality of life of some tribes (lack of internet, electricity)." Dutch Wikipedia §15
  313. "Oral history as a source does not improve the quality of Wikimedia projets." Dutch Wikipedia §16
  314. "Go beyond the elitist contributor, target the not yet served populations." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §8
  315. "English Wikipedia community has been using the non-free content criteria to anglicize multimedia content on non-English topics. Editors should stop using "fair use" rules and rules limiting non-free content to westernize or anglicize multimedia content, especially images." Meta §85
  316. "Look for new, unreached niches for active inclusion." Iberoconf 2017 §33
  317. "To demand greater efforts in the projects to confront gaps of lack of (geographical, gender, age, idiomatic) diversity." Iberoconf 2017 §38
  318. "Encourage editors in the Indian Subcontinent to create articles in their native languages." English Wikipedia §35
  319. "There's a bias in our approach towards various languages - stop caring about our own." Wikidata §19
  320. "Preservation of all people's history is important for the most accurate information." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §288
  321. "try to get more minorities in the world to use wikipedia so we can have as close to full cultural diversity as possible" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §292
  322. "It needs to encourage locals to generate local content that is relevant to their region and takes a local perspective." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §299
  323. "We should also aim to work with Amerindian groups, especially in the Amazon. They have exclusive books about the local flora that would be prime WikiBooks material." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §304
  324. "We can incorporate many cultures' wisdom and knowledges into Wikipedia by being open, humble and acquisitive." Vietnamese Wikipedia §24
  325. "The geographical distribution is wrong − the global movement is not about continents, its about rare languages and endangered cultures." Russian Wikipedia §32
  326. "The quality of Wikipedia as an encyclopedia is priority. More users means a better project, while ‘cultural and linguistic diversity’ is a secondary goal." Russian Wikipedia §33
  327. "I don’t think it is a goal of Wikimedia movement to support endangered languages, especially if all they are writing about are local customs." Russian Wikipedia §34
  328. "Professional chauvinism and deeming writing about local customs as ‘unimportant’ is unacceptable in international encyclopedia which strives for having the sum of human knowledge in it, not having ‘Theory of relativity’ translated in as many languages as possible." Russian Wikipedia §35
  329. "The theme is worded to emphasize developing countries, but we should not leave behind people in rural areas in developed countries, who often also lack access to quality education and the opportunities that come with it." Wikimedia District of Columbia §22
  330. "It will be a huge challenge for the movement, as we're currently phrasing the current identify of the movement. These regions will / might have a different understanding of it, so we might end up just repeating a "digital colonization" process." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §55
  331. "Thesedays, all of us, esepcially Koreans, count on only English Wikipedia, because it is so huge. Local wikis like Korean Wikipedia would grow when it strengthen its own capability. Localization could be one of solustions. For example, we can collect informations about Korean local plants and monuments in cooperation with local history researchers. We don't need to develop partnership with only governments but also private organizations." Wikimedians of Korea User Group §6
  332. "Our mission is best served by providing sufficient coverage of medical topics in all languages than by focusing in extremely in-depth coverage of medical conditions." Wikimedia Foundation staff §126
  333. "The phrase “sum of all knowledge” is often interpreted in the enlightenment mindset. There’s an assumption that any small group of individuals could produce that if they worked hard enough. That’s not true. The sum of all knowledge can only be created by the sum of all people." Wikimedia Foundation staff §128
  334. "Because English is so ubiquitous, people are sometimes told to participate in their local language even though it may not be what they want to contribute in." Wikimedia Foundation staff §134
  335. "Hoping for a more permeable movement. If machines translate everything we lose the cultural nuances. Imagine a world where being a community member may be annotating knowledge, celebrating cultural differences while still having a common base" Wikimedia Foundation staff §135
  336. "“Regions/cultures” are interesting. People who have been excluded aren’t really regions; e.g. diaspora of Nigerians in the US. Cultural flows rather than regional flows. Also true for socio-economic strata, regardless of the region." Wikimedia Foundation staff §143
  337. "“Who is marginalized today” isn’t just a discrete geographical thing." Wikimedia Foundation staff §144
  338. "The first draft of this was very PC and people in Africa had no idea what it was about. The people we’re talking about should be the ones writing about this. We can only write from that perspective so well." Wikimedia Foundation staff §145
  339. "In cycle 1, a keyword was “information justice”. It was about removing all barriers in participating. Not just region and class, but also age, disability." Wikimedia Foundation staff §146
  340. "There are groups that we have underserved and have been marginalized for various reasons today. Those groups don’t exactly map into just regions; we might be thinking in terms of regions because that’s how we organize today offline. But there are many ways to intersect, slice and dice these various groups. To be a truly global movement, there is a balance we need to strike between what we can do (i.e. where we want to focus our attention and resources) and how inclusive we can be." Wikimedia Foundation staff §147
  341. "Wikipedia literacy about who creates it, what’s behind it, what’s a good article, the human connection and humanity is all pretty crucial." Wikimedia Foundation staff §159
  342. "Solve social issues with communities to open them to the idea of having different ways to share knowledge." Wikimedia Foundation staff §163
  343. "Involve local people, not foreign people to describe things, or define what is important. Have other cultures to perceive a culture as equal." Wikimedia Foundation staff §164
  344. "Focus on high-priority communications - we will need to make high-priority decisions. Someone will need to make a call on how to prioritise languages." Wikimedia Foundation staff §168
  345. "partnering with regions "we have not yet served well enough" - some of them we haven't served at all. We need to be honest with our progress and recognise that we've missed some people out." Wikimedia Foundation staff §175
  346. "Once the word is out and we identify what we want to focus on, we can work on partnerships and provide as much help as we can." Wikimedia Foundation staff §177
  347. "Breaking down the barriers of isolationism - Reforming policies of the more prominent communities, facilitate access for all people, to all sources of knowledge" Wikimedia Foundation staff §183
  348. "Regional aspect could change - don’t limit to these geographies." Wikimedia Foundation staff §190
  349. "This discussion seems very broad. You can forget illiterates in US (south for example). We don’t want to expand into new countries but we have to be careful about gender and class. We don’t want to perpetuate the same issues." Wikimedia Foundation staff §191
  350. "Maybe it should talk to segments not served - to broaden and capture those without privilege (less socio-economic, impairments, illiteracy, etc.)." Wikimedia Foundation staff §192
  351. "We shouldn’t limit ourselves with just geographies. Also literacy rates, genders, races being oppressed, etc. Such a wide array of things." Wikimedia Foundation staff §195
  352. "Revise what it means to “Make Space” - “Make space” is not universal terminology, and does not translate well. Small voices in a big global community get lost, we should enable all to participate. This means not identifying regions, but identifying marginalized communities all over the world." Wiki in Education §9
  353. "We need to recruit academic editors who are knowledgeable enough not only to understand the technical issues, but also to review an entire field. For this purpose, students who write articles in the framework of courses and seminar papers are not enough, and there is a need to increase the recruitment of senior editors (at the doctoral level and above)" Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §9
  354. "Our challenge is how to maintain this status, rather than achieving it. Readers should have a way to tell us about missing content." English Wikipedia §93
  355. "It has also been proposed to improve the Wikipedia interface so that it is clear where the information was taken from. An interface that will show readers how they can add information and how the mechanism works." Wikimedia Israel §34
  356. "Experts must be recruited." Wikimedia Israel §35
  357. "How reliable are the footnoted references without help from experts? Not following the theme well would illustrate how lacking our expertise is and how we may be driving out experts who are very knowledgeable at topics." Meta §87
  358. "This theme is important because it is the basis of the reason of being of Wikipedia. For this, editors must be well trained. Therefore the key would be in the creation of didactic materials that teach the encyclopedic writing keys and the selection of reliable reference sources as main axes." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §62
  359. "Look for strategies to engage our critics (and that they don't stay in criticism)." Iberoconf 2017 §42
  360. "Experts will never comes to edit Wikipedia as they have different habits, attitudes and expectations than are needed to collaboratively create a knowledge, so engaging too much effort to this theme is waste of time. WMF should rather focus on technology and support of existing community" Polish Wikipedia §16
  361. "Another user disagreed with the above statement [PLWP §16] claiming that experts are very important and Wikipedia community should rather follow the habits of main-stream academy people than pushing strange and non-welcoming regulations which in fact do not support quality but are rather an unnecessary obstacles for newbies." Polish Wikipedia §17
  362. "There are limitations to how good we can be. Some types of content, and some content creators, do not have a place in the Wikimedia universe." Australian Community §5
  363. "This topic is closely related to Theme 1 with respect to the importance of attracting more new editors, especially with scientific backgrounds, and make the environment tolerant and attractive for them to contribute." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §52
  364. "Engaging with and being validated by the scientific community is important. Science is not the only way of knowing, but it is a powerful one, and has a huge amount of pragmatic success." North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group §13
  365. "We aren’t curators, we aren’t librarians, we aren’t researchers. We are not the expects in every field. Without those people we cannot achieve what this theme sets out." Wikimedia Foundation staff §200
  366. "The one that stands out the most is Theme E. There’s a bias toward Wikipedia from old guard academics. How do we approach and work with more traditional organizations? How do we help them adapt for the future on the way to 2030?" Wikimedia Foundation staff §203
  367. "The demystification part of this (external communication/explanation, highlighted transparency), will help all the other themes to succeed. It will: make the actual editing work easier (clearer documentation, and identifying problems with workflows); make onboarding newcomers easier; reduce editor confusion; make external outreach smoother; make interacting with sister communities (who differ in subtle ways) easier." Wikimedia Foundation staff §205
  368. "Further engagement with the existing knowledge ecosystem will push us towards greater respect as a knowledge source. "Serious" publications give us more clout by association, while we in turn can help those organizations to find new ways to gather and share knowledge. Fostering healthy and inclusive communities is also critical, since people will avoid contributing if they do not feel welcome or if there is too high of a barrier for entry to begin improving the projects." Wikimedia Foundation staff §207
  369. "The most important part was helping people understand how it is reliable… highlighting transparency will help the others succeed. That will make interacting with sister communities easier, as well as external outreach. Need to demystify what makes us us. This is the first place we start the conversation, so a good starting place." Wikimedia Foundation staff §215
  370. "If we want to become more respected as a source of knowledge we should be less inclusive." Italian Wikipedia §35
  371. "As it is right now, decision making at Wikipedia is heavily dominated by people with a decidedly leftist political agenda. They may truly believe that anything to the right of their far left agenda is not objective or reasonable, but they are deluding themselves. As a result, Wikipedia is viewed as leftist propaganda, to a large extent. Whatever the current power structure is, Wikipedia will have to begin letting its content contributors have a voice, rather than having someone at the top overruling anything to the right of Karl Marx." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §436
  372. "I encourage Wikipedia to take an "inclusionist" stance to prevent loyal contributors from giving up on Wikipedia. Deleting articles because they cater to a specific interest group decreases the knowledge base, and that knowledge base is the primary purpose that Wikipedia exists. Do not destroy Wikipedia by trying to make it better, by deleting good articles, often not available nowhere else." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §446
  373. "Get away with delitionists. Get away with the whole 'Articles for Deletion' system. Focus on Wikipedia, Commons, and Wikidata. Migrate the other projects to wikifarms outside Wikimedia." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §466
  374. "Make sure ideological groups are kept in check. They must prevented from forcing their ideologies on the project. This is especially true of ideologies that are currently popular or trendy, many of whose precepts seem to have been incorporated into some Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia and Wikinews come to mind)." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §552
  375. "This theme is not necessarily an alternative to the others but goes hand in hand with some of them. For example, a way to improve the quality of our content is to involve more and better to individuals and groups that don't currently contribute (theme E), as well as to extend the editors community to people from underrepresented communities in terms of gender, profession or geography (theme C)." Spanish Wikipedia §38
  376. "We need at least 2 experts in each field as otherwise there is a danger that one expert can force his/her own POV; when there is only one available he/she should be very carefully screened towards pushing their own POV." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §14
  377. "We should stop creating articles using unreferenced content." Hindi Wikipedia §4
  378. "We should also stop focusing on quantity and rather focus on quality." Hindi Wikipedia §5
  379. "We should stop writing unreferenced and incomplete articles." Hindi Wikipedia §26
  380. "Educate contributors to source and use especially good sources." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §8
  381. "We have to improve tools and efforts for anti vandalism and we need to improve our reliable sources. All unreliable information should be deleted/marked/tagged and action should be taken to handle it." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §18
  382. "The public and press interest for the number of articles of certain Wikipedia versions has made the community forget about the quality and maintenance of the contents that already exist." Spanish Wikipedia §50
  383. "Reduce the influence of conflicts of interest with commercial entities." Iberoconf 2017 §51
  384. "Wikidata should be more reliable: every statement should have a source, which should not be just Wikipedia." Italian Wikipedia §40
  385. "One way to promote our projects as reliable information sources is by teaching (either through editatons or workshops) our policies related to the content created and published, such as reliability, NPOV, copyright, notability, etc." Spanish Wikipedia §13
  386. "Wikimedia should be a much more respected organization but it is not, largely because of traditional media which criticize and blame Wikimedia with false affirmations (superficiality, anarchy, etc.) by ignorance or simple snobbery. They probably see it as a threat." Spanish Wikipedia §15
  387. "Contributing should be the coolest thing you do at least once in your life. It is therefore necessary to open other possibilities for people to share knowledge ː genealogy, tutorial, etc." French Wikipedia §29
  388. "Publicize efforts and promote Wikipedia as a true encyclopedia and a trusted source, "Better than Brittania", "More Worldly than Worldbook"" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §345
  389. "seen as being reliable," Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §359
  390. "A GLOBAL effort- subject specialists are needed from everywhere, according to different perspectives on a topic" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §384
  391. "Consistent effort in making sure information is complete by not having articles scrubbed or edited by reputation management firms. I am not just talking about biographical entries, but about geographical places with severe pollution, companies that have released products containing proven carcinogens, and scientific information which may have political opposition." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §393
  392. a b "Wikipedia needs to include people who represent different or diverse world views, and content contributors need to be made to feel as if their time and effort is valued." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §437
  393. "Make efforts to increase the participation of experts that will improve the quality of the information." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §442
  394. "Get a gargantuan amount of information to get people across the world to trust us." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §452
  395. "Making it globally inclusive" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §553
  396. "The "engaging the knowledge ecosystem" theme would have great synergy with this theme. Use the ecosystem to make more source material available to Wikimedians, which in turn helps improve the content." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §563
  397. "The community should seek for cooperation with other organisation, which share the same mission and value as Wiki." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §20
  398. "Work with partners who are already facing the challenges of trustworthy sources and information." English Wikipedia §102
  399. "Expert's role might not be necessary absolute decisive; they might however play a role of external advisors or reviewers, but this roles should be somehow defined and organized to be really useful." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §12
  400. "Experts can be attracted by doing common projects with their mother institutions, so they can be slowly and gradually transformed into wikimedians during cooperative work with regular wikimedians." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §13
  401. "We should first recognize the most important content gaps and then focus on finding and engaging experts in these fields" Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §15
  402. "We need to better understand how we compare to other trusted sources, and why people use other sources, so that we can improve where possible." Wikimedia Hackathon §2
  403. "Articles and talkpages are an important combination, because you can see how the article developed. It's an equalizing system, where everyone has the same status and possibility to contribute." Wikimedia Hackathon §5
  404. "Reliable and verifiable data are a cornerstone of all our projects" Wikimedia Nederland §7
  405. "The issue is the gradation of importance of content, more important topics and people should have longer and better written articles than the less important" Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §7
  406. "The above [WMPL Dinner §7] was denied by other experts expressing problems who and how should decide what is more and what less important; there is no universal points of reference to decide it." Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §8
  407. "The editing process should be changed. The content gaps should be first found with help of experts and then all efforts should be focused on filling them" Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §9
  408. "Support is needed for under-developed content areas to encourage work on these." Australian Community §2
  409. "Anyone specialized and reknown in his field: archivist, librarian, teacher-researcher, scientist..." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §9
  410. "It is necessary to have a strategy for attract expert knowledge (universities, educational institutions), which is relation with Theme E. Wikipedia can be considered the sum of all knowledge, i.e. the scope and the depth of its content have to be increated, to attract more experts and educated people." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §53
  411. "It is better to take expert's help in special cases. In some practical cases, various projects can be made with the help of experts." Bengali Community §10
  412. "Thinking outside the box: Differentiated rule statute to generate content that is more difficult to create. Don't apply the same levels of exigency for people who want to include and not demand the same level of sources for subjects that are not represented." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §34
  413. "Needs to include a commitment to diversity of contribution and environment for access." Wikimedia Foundation staff §231
  414. "Multiple POVs represented and discussed to show how the most accepted content was derived. Not only just experts, but everyone’s POV." Wikimedia Foundation staff §235
  415. "I want to make sure we still allow for low-quality articles as starters. So anyone can begin. Maybe have quality ratings that people can use to see the state articles are in." Wikimedia Foundation staff §242
  416. "When we focus on quality, some of the smaller wikis don’t have processes for quality standards. Also have different cultural influences. Also - the time in the US right now is a focus on verifiability. This desire to cite things is an added behavior right now. Do we want to call this out explicitly as part of getting to this end point? To be a cultural norm?" Wikimedia Foundation staff §243
  417. "Does the expert part matter? The good current parts are independent of expertise. It may or may not have been written by an expert, but that isn't highlighted anywhere. Would changing that be harmful? Would expertise be linked to blind-trust?" Wikimedia Foundation staff §246
  418. "Demystification is a core part of what we do, and needs expansion." Wikimedia Foundation staff §249
  419. "This is a key topic, and the biggest barrier (besides technical skills) in the conversations with educators. The bet on open has had a great return. We are already a key component of the knowledge ecosystem, but there is no question that eternal vigilance to deliver the best quality of knowledge is required." Wikimedia Foundation staff §250
  420. "Communicate Wikipedia mechanisms to avoid fake news. Reinforce these mechanisms." Iberoconf 2017 §47
  421. "It may help to focus in on Wikipedia vs. the numerous Wikimedia offshoots" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §168
  422. "We will be a counterfoil to those who actively spread disinformation, propaganda and fake news. There are many entities that will use machine learning to shape the knowledge landscape to their own ends." Wikidata §36
  423. "One that brings about a general association of cleanliness and professionalism with what is becoming one of the most trusted and accepted sources/collections of human knowledge in the world." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §35
  424. "This is key theme, especially going in the direction of better multimedia support. Otherwise we will become boring walls of texts in the era of multimedia world." Polish Wikipedia §30
  425. "How to make technological progress translate into access to knowledge." Iberoconf 2017 §19
  426. "Users will find the concept of Wikimedia being a reliable and trustworthy source of information, data, and historical documents more believable if the content is streamlined and accessible, and that fits this theme into the others relatively well." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §36
  427. a b "This theme is the top priority because we need to abandon old encyclopedic format and do interactive learning courses." Russian Wikipedia §8
  428. "[The movement has to work in] technological upgrade, Wikipedia semantics, machine translation, local alphabets." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §8
  429. "Integrate automatic and easy-to-use means to ensure transparency and neutrality of content." French Wikipedia §16
  430. "Develop tools that would provide data mining in our sources and check compatibility between sources and content." Wikidata §9
  431. "Projects like Wikisource could make use of some sort of "time capsule" to host in some hidden way content which is now copyrighted. This content will be made available when copyright expires and it enters the public domain. (Silvio Gallio at Italian Wikisource Village Pump)" Italian Wikipedia §64
  432. "Otázka je, jak si vstup do rozšířené reality představují zástupci WMF. Pro mě osobně, zatím není moc co plánovat. Snad jen umožnění vkládat na Commons 3D objekty, které se pak dají vnořit do projektů WMF a třeba pohybem myši si je obracet. To by umožnilo nový, pro mnohé jistě zajímavý a zjedodušující model studia. Například v článku barokní sochařství si budete moci různé sochy otáčet a natáčet podle potřeby a pochopit tak tuto oblast." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §28
  433. "An integrated bibliographic database (like WikiCite) is essential and is currently lacking" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §45
  434. "For historical and political articles timelines and maps would help. Those are difficult to make, so it's more like a mid-term or long-term project." Dutch Wikipedia §6
  435. "More people will require non-text content incluing music, voice, and video. It taks too long to upload vedio files on Commons. We need faster and more convient envirnment for mutimedia files." Wikimedians of Korea User Group §3
  436. "Expand the admission of free formats in Commons" Iberoconf 2017 §18
  437. "The Wiki technology has worked well for Wikipedia as an encylopedia but we shouldn't tie our projects to it if other technologies suit other projects better." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §13
  438. "Create a wiki tool for language preservation. Instead of opening Wikipedia for languages to preserve, open a new tool in the Wiki for Language Preservation" Wikimedia Israel §20
  439. a b "This intersects with the healthy communities theme as we cannot be welcoming to diversity in a world wide movement without being inviting and kind to each other and to newbies. Also with Augmented Age and Trusted Source of Knowledge - bringing on all this content and contributors will require adequate tech tools for scaling with assurance of quality." Affiliations Committee §36
  440. "This intersects with themes B and D as bringing on all this content and contributors will require adequate tech tools for scaling with assurance of quality." Wikimedia Foundation staff §120
  441. "Failed projects like Wikinews should not receive resources and should be closed." Italian Wikipedia §29
  442. "We should not waste human and financial resources on very minor projects." Italian Wikipedia §30
  443. "Every wiki project is important and precious, has value and positive sides. We should not concentrate all our resources on some projects and abandon the others. We should not close projects but understand what can be improved." Italian Wikipedia §66
  444. "We should import (translate) content from small Wikipedias to big Wikipedias to fight cultural colonialism." Italian Wikipedia §97
  445. "To be more global and incorporate knowledge from all over the world, we have to be less local. Projects like Wikisource and others should be multilingual as Wikimedia Commons." Spanish Wikipedia §48
  446. "We should import (translate) content from small Wikipedias to big Wikipedias, for better coverage and to fight cultural colonialism." Albanian Wikipedia §9
  447. "Flexibilize criteria for the use of oral sources." Iberoconf 2017 §41
  448. "Make policies like OR more friendly to regions where oral tradition is much stronger than any publication coverage." English Wikipedia §34
  449. "We should look into revisiting the oral citations project" English Wikipedia §83
  450. "My question is, are we in danger of getting ahead of donors on this issue? ; Do we have research into current donors' motivations? Do donors in the countries where we have the most financial backing understand that the are supporting efforts elsewhere? Most people I know who donate do so because they use the encyclopedia and want to improve it—primarily for themselves. They are unaware of our international efforts. I'm not saying donors in North America and Europe will object to transferring their dollars and Euros to other parts of the world. But there might be a point, a percentage of expenditures, beyond which they would object, and it seems like an issue we need to anticipate and take seriously. This could be an issue our critics might exploit, and we don't want our support base to feel like they've been the victims of a bait-and-switch." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §295
  451. "A big step forward for my needs as a technician working internationally could be a visual encyclopedia, such as the visual dictionary by Merriam Webster ( We should have this new Wikimedia project in many different languages." German Language Wikipedia §45
  452. "It might benefit the argument if it was backed with strong data/evidence. Is there evidence for the claim that people in the above-mentioned regions of the world need different products than people in the rest of the world? If so, please explain." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §51
  453. "Generate a Wikimedia project focused on traditional knowledge to link it to other Wikimedia projects." Iberoconf 2017 §37
  454. "More a congress of knowledge than an archive of knowledge. Living, breathing. There is a bias towards printed material. Let’s be radical about the formats of knowledge. Maybe oral history." Wikimedia Foundation staff §129
  455. "“We’ll make space for new contributions that reflect these regions (references, citations, and more)” - particularly the parenthetical - is very Wikipedia-centric. In order to be welcoming, it may be the case that Wikipedia isn’t necessarily the place where there are new joiners - it may be new products or sites." Wikimedia Foundation staff §148
  456. "The movement is strong beyond Wikipedia and leverages other, complementary projects to support the world’s learning and documenting histories that are kept in other types of sources, such as oral histories, paintings, and other expression." Wikimedia Foundation staff §149
  457. "The matter of “oral citations” can be resolved nicely if we help universities to have programs that document the oral history of different cultures for which there are no such programs now and encourage the professors and the students in these programs to upload their work to Wikimedia projects." Wikimedia Foundation staff §154
  458. "There does seem to be agreement that oral citations can become acceptable within an academic context. But there are some It would make sense to focus upon cultures where academic programs that accept oral citations are non-existent." Wikimedia Foundation staff §155
  459. "The "identity" is Wikimedia but free knowledge as a concept. We need to inherently value free knowledge, not necessary Wikimedia. IF that’s true, does our work continue to focus on Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects? Do we move onto hosting free knowledge in other ways?" Wikimedia Foundation staff §181
  460. "There is a need for a friendly and automatic mechanism for standardized citations of articles in scientific databases such as Google Skuller and Pubmed" Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §10
  461. "We have to decide on the criteria for selecting articles for a quote on Wikipedia, for example: Should we prefer more cited articles? Of authors more quoted? In more prestigious journals? Review articles? Open articles? Peer-reviewed articles?" Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §12
  462. "Guidelines and mechanisms should be devised to ensure that sources cited in articles do contain the information quoted" Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §13
  463. "We need to establish a way to ensure that all the articles cited do indeed fairly reflect the scientific consensus as well as the relevant scientific controversies." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §14
  464. "With Wikidata, we can promote the networked model of verification, and confront inconsistent factual claims more easily." Wikidata §23
  465. "Effective impact requires a strong support and emphasis on projects other than Wikipedia, for example Wikiversity which remains a vast parcel unexplored. TgH" French Wikipedia §24
  466. "Strong correlation with copyright issues, politics" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §402
  467. "We must stress the importance of sources, and neutrality." Wikimedia Israel §36
  468. "We need a clear mission with very strict and high standard of quality and content." Swedish Wikipedia §14
  469. "If we want to be a truly global movement, we will have to determine criteria for reliability and quality that are relevant for types of knowledge we do not cover at the moment (e.g. oral history and traditional/non-academic knowledge systems)" Wikimedia Nederland §3
  470. "AI could help with of this. Moving things forward. Better translations, better analysis for healthy communities. Connecting to other knowledge bases. So much knowledge available, not to downplay the potential power of this." Wikimedia Foundation staff §220
  471. "Leaving referencing or attribution to editors' will alone. New tools must be developed from already available analytic tools." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §461
  472. "If we want to maintain high standards for quality and relevance of information, we should reassess Wikimedia-projects to determine whether or not they can be maintained" Wikimedia Nederland §4
  473. "Enforce quality models and criteria (form and content) for any contribution." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §5
  474. "Stop making too many local wikis, especially ones using very obscure languages, and start revising the closing projects policy to make closures easier. Poorly-run wikis and/or poor-quality wikis should be either closed or improved." Meta §92
  475. "Requring references too srictly could drive new comers out and demage heathy community. We should not force to cite source. We should provie more convinient envirnment to find reliable sources and make footnotes technically." Wikimedians of Korea User Group §7
  476. "Encourage using open-access high-quality peer-reviewed sources, and discourage unsourced or "self-sourced" information as much as possible." English Wikipedia §60
  477. "We need better tools to be more reliable." Italian Wikipedia §38
  478. "The rules need to guard against propaganda (mass disinformation, disruptive editing, ad hominem attacks)." Meta §48
  479. "Separate citation data from its presentation, and attach references explicitly to text areas." Wikidata §26
  480. "A focus on expanding the Wikipedia Library and access to quality academic sources for the volunteers is a must. For BLPs this is less of a concern, but for anything that is not a BLP, academic sourcing remains the most reliable and highest quality material, and is needed to help improve the quality of the articles." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §330
  481. "Automation of fact checking ?" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §335
  482. "Sources, lots of sources" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §482
  483. "We need to add a control mechanism to each article that will bring the sources of information to the article" Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §19
  484. "Wikipedia will be trusted when articles are based on trustworthy sources, therefore teaching wikipedians which sources are trusted and which one are not is the core task." Polish Wikipedia §32
  485. "I think a deep discussion about what is a reliable source and which sources should Wikipedia accept is needed. There are always discrepancies about reliability and verifiability over sources and no agreement." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §64
  486. "The topic of use of the sources is important, considering that Wikipedia is a tertiary source. This means that you should not write about things published only by a primary source, but should wait for a secondary source to address it." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §66
  487. "Incorporate primary sources directly into articles to show how the facts were arrived at - provide the scientific community a way to communicate to the public" Wikimedia Foundation staff §237
  488. "Challenges around: soliciting new types of knowledge. Types of sources, formats of content. New processes and policies will be needed." Wikimedia Foundation staff §248
  489. "We should develop mechanisms to remain an open system while we will have to resolve the conflict between reliability of our content and openness of our content creation processes, e.g. through application of quantitative quality indicators (quality rating, quality ranking)." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §16
  490. "Wikimedia's trustworthiness could be measured against the TRUST criteria: Transparent, Reliable, Unselfish, Safe, Two way communication." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §17
  491. "Expansion of Wikipedia Library, and more regional alliances with allied organizations/universities." Iberoconf 2017 §44
  492. "Filters and controls to have more and better content sources." Iberoconf 2017 §45
  493. "Working in a tense atmosphere is not easy. An inclusion of communities, and therefore of individuals, will make community collaboration easier." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §4
  494. a b "This theme is the most important because if we have a strong community, we will have the human resources to do anything, including other themes' work." Vietnamese Wikipedia §2
  495. a b "Healthy, inclusive communities is the most important theme because it is the engine/hearth of everything Wikipedia was and should be." Italian Wikipedia §4
  496. a b "It’s an underlying theme for all the other themes and a main asset for all of what Wikimedia can do to advance free knowledge in the world. It makes us unique, human-based, diverse and sustainable, thus it’s the most important among these 5 themes." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §9
  497. a b c "It's the community aspect that strengthen the Wikimedia Movement, the set of contributors who build something together. The greater the community is, the greater will be the weight and credibility of the movement. Credibility lies in exchanges and debates." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §1
  498. a b "Most important, it's key to the success of the others. In order to make the other advancements, you need the workforce to achieve it." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §557
  499. a b "For me this is strategically the crucial theme, because only a functioning community can guarantee a future for Wikipedia. A precondition for this is not that we all 'love' each other. This is not possible. But it should work better. Otherwise the motivation of the authors evapores faster than it needs to." German Language Wikipedia §25
  500. a b "This theme is the most important one strategically. Because only a functioning Wikipedia community can guarantee a future. The prerequisite for this is however not that we all "love" each other (which btw is not possible), but just that the community should be more harmonious for the motivation of the authors." German Language Wikipedia §1
  501. a b "This theme is the absolute first condition of the other 4 themes. Safe, healthy communities lay the groundwork for all future work on Wikipedia; it is the gatekeeper and the enabler. For example: Why will others in the knowledge ecosystem partner with us if we are unwelcoming, toxic, and exclusive? How will people respect Wikipedia if they only know it’s created by a small group of people? How can we be global if people continuously leave or never even join our community? Who cares if it’s an augmented experience if we have no users?" Wiki in Education §3
  502. a b "This theme is the most important, because the community is the critical success factor." English Wikipedia §2
  503. a b "Without a healthy community, nothing else would work." Affiliations Committee §11
  504. a b "This is perhaps the most important because without it, Wikipedia will stagnate. As it is right now, a large percentage of the population does not consider Wikipedia to be an objective source, given that its content has been dominated by a clique operating from a leftist political agenda." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §177
  505. a b "most important - culture eats strategy for breakfast. without a healthy community, you will not be able to implement other goals." Wikimedia Commons §2
  506. a b "Wikimedia is first and foremost a strong community. The importance of this theme lies in one of the basic principles of wikipedia which is the inclusion of communities." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §3
  507. "Maybe Wikipedia should become less democratic so that newcomers will have some probation period before they can work in the project and that there is more expertise in relevant fields, especially in politics and science topics." Russian Wikipedia §26
  508. a b "It is important as it provides the opportunity for the minority to share their knowledge. Their knowledge is also important to us!" Chinese Community - Individual interviews §4
  509. a b "This is the most significant area to focus on. The marginalized communities that are most affected by some current policies and practices are the communities whose perspectives are most needed." North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group §1
  510. "People from many different backgrounds need to feel welcome to fully participate in all aspects of the Wikimedia movement. (for example, people from the “global south” are not a problem to be resolved but people with valuable resources to share with the Wikimedia movement.)" Wikimedia Foundation staff §45
  511. "We should stop excluding the minority. Now some wikipedians think that the Foundation only focuses on North America and Europe, as the Foundation has invested so much money and effort to develop in these regions, and they should include the minority as well." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §7
  512. "It sometimes seems that the catalyzing of marginalized communities is done from a top down approach, that can infantilize volunteers from those communities and can have weak results in medium and long term." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §6
  513. "The problem with new users interfere with diversification. It is much easier to be included if you are a white man in a white-man environment, but if you are different it costs a lot." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §27
  514. "Transparent and open knowledge accumulation. Instead of Facebook or Baiduk Baike" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §153
  515. "Transparent practices that show why decisions are made (and by who)." Wikimedia Foundation staff §4
  516. "In 2030, Wikimedia communities are larger and more representative of the global population. Leadership within the communities has evolved to support and nurture emerging voices and areas of content while maintaining a high quality bar." Wikimedia Foundation staff §6
  517. a b "The writers of Wikipedia are more representative of the readers and the barrier for low-level participation is lower." Wikimedia Foundation staff §25
  518. "With sufficient editor participation and translators, we could know better what's happening on various wikis." Meta §70
  519. "If the community works as a team then we will be able to understand about the encyclopedic needs of the world. Community health is important for the success of the movement." Hindi Wikipedia §9
  520. "Achieving that would deeply change the movement towards a true community." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §3
  521. a b "Contributors will be protected from abuse and hate speech. They will have clear policies around behaviour to reference, and clear processes to rely upon if those policies are being broken. Contributors will feel that they are part of a movement that cares about people, not just content." Wikimedia Foundation staff §14
  522. "The world needs the wiki culture, because with more wiki culture, id would be better, a more democratic and forward-looking place." Meta §8
  523. "We need the world to be more inclusive, perhaps to survive as a human race in the future." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §90
  524. "This is because social inclusion of all, especially for the vulnerable and minorities is integral for democratic and better well-being of future generation." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §128
  525. a b "Second place (only to The augmented age), because people always need to be part of a community, of a society - it brings them hope, future, ideas, aim." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §2
  526. "We could lead the way in collaborative, online digital humanities." English Wikipedia §1
  527. "If we succeed in having beautiful, healthy, welcoming and inclusive communities we could also be a good political example for others." Italian Wikipedia §3
  528. "The community will be respected better, if it is considered healthy by others." Meta §4
  529. "model on how to collaborate" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §70
  530. ala coffee clubs changed England & ushered in industrial revolution Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §123
  531. "Our influence on the world will grow in the future. Wikipedia can be the leading role model of volunteering, shared knowledge and the power of togetherness. Justine.toms (comments at the offline wiki seminar on 10 June in Sofia)" Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §26
  532. a b "Emerge as a model of decentralised politics, as those still contributing do so as one unit. This allows the Wikimedia projects to grow into comprehensive, multilingual banks of knowledge and resources, covering all areas of the globe. Currently, there are many undervalued voices." Wikimedia Foundation staff §3
  533. a b "In 2030, we'll be a healthy community that crowd sources for effective change and content development. Wikimedia is a leader in global, collaborative environments. People are positive, happy, and helpful to each other." Wikimedia Foundation staff §21
  534. "In 2030 we'll be a leader in how we run a lean, robust operation with positive global impact. We are innovators in every space of our work as a Foundation. We are an authentic model that and allows the practice, development and long game in how we lead and allocate resources in the world." Wikimedia Foundation staff §22
  535. "We should be considered the paragon of inclusion, modeling effective inclusion in all aspects of our work - particularly in areas that are historically not inclusive (eg STEM, especially open source software communities)." Wikimedia Foundation staff §27
  536. "We're well known in the student developer communities & open source world for our projects. Currently, there is ambiguity around how some of our open source software projects are related to Wikipedia. More awareness of our movement, of the values we share and of the fact that contributing to these projects will impact a large ecosystem, will draw newcomers and get them involved." Wikimedia Foundation staff §35
  537. "We could learn, and then teach, so much more about how to structure factual, polite discourse online at a global scale. We could learn about how to build healthy communities and network them." Meta §60
  538. "more powerful dialoges for our system and Internet in general" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §120
  539. "Decreasing the toxicity of the Internet" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §166
  540. "We have the potential to globalize a cooperative approach to the web." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §1
  541. "We can practice in a radical way an unprecedented associative 2.0 web experience" Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §2
  542. "If Wikimedia follows the "healthy inclusive communities" theme it can create the utopia that the internet was originally intended to be;(…) more and more people will be drawn into the safe haven of its community, growing stronger and stronger, and together we will be able to tackle whatever the future holds. Together we can help fix the internet." English Wikipedia §103
  543. "Internet communities (wikis, too) suffer from bad behavior and team bullying. Our wikis could be a light beacon." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §3
  544. "Set the standards for modern (net) workplace behavior (eliminate workplace bullying and toxicity)." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §5
  545. "The Wikimedia movement would make clear that communication culture is paramount which would set an example for other online-communities on the internet." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §4
  546. "We would have an important impact on how people perceive the internet as something they can co-create, as a place for sharing knowledge, as something that can empower communities." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §5
  547. "The impact would be positively hugeː making the world a better place." French Wikipedia §1
  548. "We can make the world come closer in the pursuit of free sharing knowledge" Vietnamese Wikipedia §1
  549. "We would make information sharing easier for everyone and this would enable scientific discoveries on a global scale" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §97
  550. "A healthy community impacts the projects, and these impact the world. It's an indirect impact." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §107
  551. "Ideally shape the progression towards a more inclusive society without discrimination, and helping individuals forge genuine social connections and never rely on paying or capitalist systems for knowledge." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §115
  552. "For international community (like United Nations or Council of Europe) and developed nations to improve policy toward more democratic with full respect of rule of law and minorities' rights." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §127
  553. "following this theme Would , to My mind , greatly assist in Creating a Community, all Communities , Global Communities , to appreciate , Respect, tolerate, inspire and build from the microcosm to the macrocosm, macroeconomic, social well being of our communities and diverse socities. ; It would hopefully create an awareness of small and larger communities' demographics. To encompass with understanding, mercy and compassion for All people. ; This would go a long way to include all people, regardless of race, colour, creed, physical or psychological needs. Helping to achieve forums, communitities who CARE about All people. To invite and include all who desire a harmonious and peaceful society and communities." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §171
  554. "We can shape new social environment, new type of communities and relations, better world.--Vodnokon4e (talk) 12:09, 10 June 2017 (UTC)" Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §1
  555. "If we follow this theme, the movement has the potential to fulfill the utopian ideals many of us have for it." North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group §2
  556. "If this secures the existence of Wikipedia as community-driven project, then people all over the world would have free access to knowledge that could change their lives, make them smarter, hopefully make them give back to others, and eventually make the world a more equal, creative, peaceful and resourceful place." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §1
  557. "Standard education does not include soft skills and communities health. Our wikis could have an inside role." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §4
  558. "Only a healthy community will commit and progress" Wikidata §2
  559. "It is important to have a healthy environment, so the volunteers will stay , and we as a community can have them contribute to us, and help us grow." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §6
  560. "The added value that distinguishes Wikimedia from other platforms in this community. The issue of technology refers to another 30 years. The issue of a real global community comes out of this issue. That's the added value" Wikimedia Israel §7
  561. "I think Theme A is important because we can’t grow if there is no unity in the community." Hindi community one on one discussions §6
  562. "Emphasize that we are a living example of democracy - everybody is allowed to be part of this and the only demand is 'Stick to the rules'." Meta §12
  563. "The claim that people first and foremost contribute to free knowledge projects because they are looking for relations and networking, has been challenged in the past and should be dropped. Take a recent focus group analysis of newbie editors that has been commissioned by Wikimedia Deutschland: It strongly suggests that potential and actual new contributors are not “in it” for the community aspect. In fact, being part of a community is rather off-putting to them and leading to self-doubt or hesitation to contribute." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §12
  564. "People start to contribute out of different reasons (intrinsic and extrinsic). The community experience rarely is one of them. But it is a strong reason that people keep on volunteering." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §15
  565. a b "A healthy and inclusive community does not exist in a vacuum. It interacts with the society it is surrounded by on a daily basis, influencing and learning from each other. Developing awareness in societies around the world for the Wikimedia projects being a shared responsibility of all humankind should therefore be an essential goal of of this theme. What is implicit in the current statement is that an inclusive culture which makes contributing fun requires to fight toxic environments. This is a cultural shift as currently an indivdual’s amount of contributions to the projects or years of service weigh more than his or her behaviour towards others. The prefered way to do this is positive reinforcement: As a movement we should celebrate those who successfully manage to bring in and mentor newcomers. However, in some instances a tough stance against toxic behaviour will be necessary and should have the same importance and consequences as other violations of the core values of Wikimedia." Wikimedia Austria (Board and ED) §4
  566. "If the community organizes and continues to grow, it seems possible to move forward simultaneously on all these major themes." French Wikipedia §15
  567. "If the themes of inclusiveness and expansion are successful, there will hopefully be sufficient numbers of volunteers added to the project base to allow for additional work to be undertaken without the need for sacrificing current projects." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §67
  568. "Bring people from all language backgrounds together to work out consensus in a centralized knowledge repository." Wikidata §21
  569. "People do not trust a source because it is accurate; they trust it because they see that they have a chance to fix errors (and so they know it’s not a POV that’s outside of their control and being forced on them by some external power)." Wikimedia Foundation staff §209
  570. "We need more users to be more reliable." Italian Wikipedia §37
  571. "Communities are the last protection barrier for projects. Any threat to the community could jeopardize its projects, and more particularly the projects that are already in bad shape. TigH" French Wikipedia §6
  572. "It is the only of the five that can break the movement to pieces and shrink it. Enforcement of power by cultivating a bullying culture on productive editors equals to editor and contribution loss. Our movement can naturally grow on technology, globalness, respect for its good content and participation in the knowledge network. But community health is not self sustainable if not specially taken care of." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §233
  573. "All other themes naturally grow positively, except community health. This is a real threat, compared to 2,3,4,5." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §6
  574. "This theme has the power to make or break our movement - without healthy and inclusive communities, none of the four other themes would be viable approaches and would heavily jeopardize our place within society. Volunteers are at the heart of Wikimedia projects and will be in future. Hence, how well we will do in this regard has an impact on the other themes, as we need the man- and womanpower to come up with bold technological innovation, grow globally, partner up with like-minded communities and organizations, and to deliver high-quality information and knowledge. The importance of this can therefore not be overstated und should be of the highest priority. The fact that we already face severe challenges in welcoming new contributors and not too many good practices and working processes to change that also shows that this aspect within this theme deserves special attention and joint effort." Wikimedia Austria (Board and ED) §2
  575. "The other themes looks a lot forward - you can't know what will be in 15 years. This theme is relevant today" Wikimedia Israel §6
  576. "We would need to stop throwing stuff to the wall to see what sticks. We would need to focus." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §109
  577. a b "This is not supposed to be the Movement's number one priority, but it is an extremely important theme to work on. It is obviously more important than many other issues: because the community is the Wikimedia's core, and without it, there would no Wikimedia sites in the first place. It is also problematic that the community finds it easier to punish the newcomers than to deal with misbehaviors by experienced users. Another related issue is the communicating on social media (outside of Wikipedia) is making it easier for admins to make coordinated bad decisions which negatively affects the community." Arabic Community §2
  578. "As long as some "old guard", real or imagined, refuses to cooperate or engages in behavior characteristic of ownership, improvements will be stifled and lost, and editors will be turned away." English Wikipedia §4
  579. "Acknowledge openly that people who are skilled at finding and synthesizing information are not always skilled in social interactions, and vice versa." English Wikipedia §5
  580. "The concept of "consensus" is at odds with inclusion of new views, because established cliques of editors can make their own overriding "consensus" on any particular decision" English Wikipedia §64
  581. "An important paragraph, but it's not the present reality. And if the whole situation is developing like it is that won't change. To make it real everything should be welcome. Nobody claims that vandalism and insults ought to be endured, but the en:Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle is extremely demotivating. The most important aspect of the text: we are supposed to encourage. But who? And how? If everyone has a different approach and does like he/she always did nothing will change. My proposal: endure changes, be bold, explain changes (summary and user/article discussion pages, reach a consensus). The revert button is useful, but it's not only used to avert damage, but to retain states of things. Which of the 2 is vandalism?" German Language Wikipedia §22
  582. "Incivility is difficult to define in a way that allows us to draw a clear line; it is better to stay well clear of gray areas" English Wikipedia §65
  583. a b "This is a necessary foundation for any of the other themes, but seemingly difficult for the WMF to directly influence." Meta §1
  584. "We need to do the touchy-feely work to build healthy teams. The teams are the ones who deliver the strategic goals. Goals without a healthy community is empty rhetoric." Wikidata §34
  585. "Within an environment of disinformation, harassment, and exclusion, there's no progress." Meta §58
  586. Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §227
  587. "I think that Healthy and inclusive communities is our primary goal; all others depends on it." Affiliations Committee §1
  588. "Without a healthy community, it would be hard to reach any of the other goals" Affiliations Committee §3
  589. "A toxic environment kills participation, making all the rest of the themes impossible to achieve." Wikimedia District of Columbia §1
  590. a b "The underlying reason of growth of the Wikimedia movement is its thriving contributors community. So the sustainable and inclusive community would result in a better and more effective affiliates ecosystem." Affiliations Committee §7
  591. a b "The most important. Any tool is only as good as those who wield it; if the community is not healthy, Wikimedia will be poisoned from within." English Wikipedia §104
  592. "When you stand up for this theme successfully Wikipedia will have more authors. Then you will have more time for other themes, not less." German Language Wikipedia §26
  593. "This is the fundamental issue, that will help all other themes along." Meta §9
  594. "Without healthy community, we won't be able to deliver any other goals." Wikidata §4
  595. "The 4 others cannot proceed without healthy and inlusive communities" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §76
  596. "Without it the others are meaningless." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §94
  597. "Community is the core of everthing" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §154
  598. "Very important. Without a healthy community, other projects cannot reach their full potential." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §162
  599. "I would argue it's the ideological underpinning of three of them (all but augmented age)" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §167
  600. "I believe that all the other four themes will be enriched if we have a diverse community first. It's not about making Wikipedia easy for a specific demographic to use, for example, it's about including everyone so that they themselves will make those ideas possible. So, people who want something more interactive can make that a reality, people who want to include people from countries not included so far will also make that a reality, etc." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §187
  601. "The other themes wouldn't happen without this one." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §564
  602. "I think community health is the most important theme because it is a prerequisite to talk about other themes with the whole community and work to achieve them." Hindi community one on one discussions §1
  603. "This theme is the base for all others, it should have priority over all else." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §4
  604. "A healthy and inclusive community is an essential condition for Wikimedia projects, today and in the road to 2030." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §5
  605. "If community health is ensured then the rest will happen automatically." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §1
  606. "Better community health will ensure sufficient work in all the other aspects." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §2
  607. "Healthy, inclusive communities would also would effect the other themes such as making it possible to become a more trusted source of knowledge. And this would be possible by promoting using/contributing Wikipedia among students and academicians with education programs." Cycle 2/Turkish Wikipedia §2
  608. "Healthy and diverse communities are preconditions for all the other themes." Wikimedia Nederland §9
  609. "Healthy and organized communities should be the main theme that we should be focusing on because other themes such as becoming the most trusted source of knowledge and spreading the movement globally would only be possible if there is a healthy and organized community to work on those. All themes are related with each other; i.e to become a trusted medical source it's neccessary to include some medical experts in the community first. It appears that including people from every background is essential for other themes." Cycle 2/Turkish Wikipedia §4
  610. "This theme is important because everything else will not be possible without ensuring good community health." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §13
  611. "Without them, none of the others can be achieved to the greatest extent possible." Affiliations Committee §6
  612. "This is the most important theme in relation to the other themes because we won't be able to successfully reach our goals." Hindi Wikipedia §10
  613. "I think that this is the most relevant goal in our strategy, because without a strong, large and healthy community, we cannot achieve any of the rest of the goals. A lot more can be done about our inclusivity." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §28
  614. "This is the most important goal as it is an enabler for other goals." Swedish Wikipedia §2
  615. "Because without healthy communities all other themes become impossible, especially B --because the data are compromised now-- and C -- because it doesn't have the voices of the majority." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §5
  616. "I choose a truly global movement and healthy, inclusive communities in the first place. Because without them the rest would be meaningless; those are the starting point for accessing the others." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §73
  617. "If this goal isn’t achieved, it will be difficult (impossible?) to achieve other goals. Community health is the gatekeeper (and/or enabler) to every other achievement of the community. The other 4 statements can only happen inasmuch as this first statement has become true." Wikimedia Foundation staff §39
  618. "We can be [theme C and D] if we successfully foster healthy communities, who will then go on to create more partnerships with other key groups and create more knowledge, utilizing the tools at their disposal." Wikimedia Foundation staff §43
  619. "We can get a global reach but if we keep our digital ambiences as toxic or rejecting new people and thoughts, we won't arrive so far." Affiliations Committee §9
  620. "prior condition" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §71
  621. a b c "In fact the 5 themes sum up our problems, but on the most abstract level. Personally I would have prefered a strategy for the next 5 years instead of 13 years, or rather a strategy for an even shorter period. Actually I think that's what they will be doing, in the sense of maybe en:Operational planning. Personally I see theme 1 as essential and many will agree. But how do you reach this goal? The Foundation will be reserving this and in the end our influence will be zero." German Language Wikipedia §3
  622. "Deffinitelly the most important. Wikimedia stays on active participants, but Wikimedia is still techy and hostile to certain needs of people." Meta §62
  623. a b "I don't see what leverage the foundation might have to act on this topic. This theme is of course the most important of the five but means nothing in itself." Meta §63
  624. "This is the most important" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §98
  625. "Most important" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §116
  626. a b "This is the most important, as there are clear trends for pushing out users, (unfortunately successful at times), making use of hostile and aggresive stands by people who represent the supposed "good and righteous" users (at least in their opinion). This trend would leave Wikimedia with a conforming 10% of its existing users, with all the negative effects of such one-sided group (not to mention the much smaller participation). Proof of that is the violent pushing out of at least five users of elwiki and continued attempts for another 3-4. Please note that the active users are about 40, so we are talking abourt two digit percentages of the active users." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §197
  627. a b "This is number one priority - and please understand that technological solutions will not solve social conflict." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §228
  628. "It is the most important theme because it is concerned with the health of all Wikimedia communities, which are the core of Wikiprojects." Arabic Community §12
  629. "This theme is the most important one because Healthy, inclusive communities are needed to spread the word of our movement in all languages and cultural communities." Bengali Community §2
  630. "This theme is the top priority, because since we have managed to get the main body of knowledge, the conflicts about different perspectives and approaches are steadily increasing, so we need to resolve them timely to improve user experience." Russian Wikipedia §14
  631. "I think is the most important. A healthy community assure all diversities (by gender, by language, by culture) & inclusion, participation of expert and new wikipedians, helps to resolve the conflicts, create a serene atmosphere etc." Affiliations Committee §10
  632. a b "This is the most important theme because the human factor is always more relevant than technology or processes. Thus, “Augmented age” (technology/means to an end) and “knowledge ecosystem” (process/how, working with others) are not as important, by definition." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §7
  633. "This one is the most important theme. A positive communication culture on the internet is currently at stake and the Wikimedia spirit (which represents the description above) is the core of the idea of Free Knowledge. Both aspects must be actively nourished to keep up motivation of the volunteers." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §10
  634. "It is the most important theme, since these are the future bases for the construction of all this collective effort." Wikimedia Chile - Interviews with members §2
  635. "I agree that theme A is the most important. This point seems to me to be the main one in order to continue." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §74
  636. "It is most important as it can influence directly individual contributors, especially through ill defined mechanisms and expectations. And it already shows signs of this ill definition. Look at the use of the word "fun", it is ill defined, it is subject to a lot of interpretation and misinterpretation. This attitude especially when coupled with social pressure or even coercion in the form of communities can turn the best of intentions into a road to hell. Extreme caution, and possibly research into constitutions and other forms of organized well being of humans should be advised. There is one thing often quoted about law and government, it sometimes moves with glacial pace, for changes in human relations this is a good thing, not a bad thing. For changes of how wikipedia values individuals and their contributions in relations to groups of individuals (where politics and leadership often emerge) is of critical importance. As can be witnessed by wikipedia's own often turbulent history." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §148
  637. "In the community it's observed that the amateur spirit is diminished; many experienced users left the platform and they are not being replaced by new users since the newcomers are being "bited". Therefore, the theme of healthy, inclusive communities theme should have priority." Cycle 2/Turkish Wikipedia §5
  638. a b "This issue is very important because the way we treat newcomers will increasingly define the life or death of the site." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §16
  639. "This theme is not as important as "The Augmented Age", but it is more important than the other three. The Foundation should always welcome everyone of any occupation, age, sexual orientation, race, gender, etc. It should also welcome experienced, inexperienced, new, retired, semi-retired, etc." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §81
  640. "Very. Having a toxic community threatens the project's essence." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §108
  641. "unless people meet & interact, things don't shape up... So, this is key" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §124
  642. "Critical" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §218
  643. "Besides "Augmented Age" and the "Knowledge Ecosystem(KE)", its the most important. Even if computers might do most of the work, we still need communication. Someone to tell someone else about the KE, someone to learn from and someone to help accuratly." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §543
  644. a b "This theme is important because the level of newbie-biting is very high and it kills Polish Wikipedia as the user shown on his own experience. [3]" Polish Wikipedia §24
  645. "A healthy community is vital and, apart from being seen as important data source, I think this is the second most important part of strategy." Wikidata §49
  646. "Focusing on community health is important so that Hindi Wikipedia can have better policy debates." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §6
  647. "The topic is important because it is necessary that the community has a large number of people." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §2
  648. "This theme is very important: If it is taken by its words, then the other 2 themes of acting globally and being respected for content follow logically from this first theme." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §8
  649. "This theme is very important." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §11
  650. "Pretty. It's important to consider as many perspectives as possible when evaluating truth." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §138
  651. "I'd say this is the third most important. Having a growth of Wikipedia into as much human knowledge as possible can only be done with great communities for each topic." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §249
  652. "Not as important as having accurate information not matter political leanings." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §159
  653. "This theme do not have tradeoffs because community work do not takes much time and efforts." Vietnamese Wikipedia §3
  654. "I can't think of anything. It would bring life back, which should enhance the others." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §95
  655. "No this does not require you to do less in other areas. The community should grow independently and not artificially. Offer more, diversify, connect articles better." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §117
  656. "no" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §122
  657. "none that I can tink" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §125
  658. "No." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §139
  659. "Don't believe so, generally" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §144
  660. "The way I see it, no other programs would have to be sacrificed for the sake of this one." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §193
  661. "I don't see any drawbacks by pursuing this one in relation to current or future needs." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §250
  662. "not that i know of" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §560
  663. "I don't think our effort towards a healthy and inclusive community would result in considerable tradeoffs. It might happen that some large affiliate would get lesser fund (in their APG or other grant processes), as more emerging and thriving affiliate would be provided with funds in a pragmatic sense to realize their potential. But it's probability is much since by that time, we would have a bigger budget to meet the overall demand of the affiliates. Other aspects of tradeoff would affect the movement, since the investment in healthy community would definitely pay off in some aspects or the other i.e. spread of the movement, more sustainability etc." Affiliations Committee §12
  664. "No. (talk) 12:09, 10 June 2017 (UTC)" Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §3
  665. "I believe Healthy and Inclusive communities are the most important component and the heart of all what we do in the movement." Affiliations Committee §2
  666. "Communities will remain fundamental to the movement. Investing in the growth of small communities is vital." Albanian Wikipedia §1
  667. "This is the most important of all [themes]. Wikipedia, like all Wikimedia projects, was conceived as a free, open, decentralized encyclopedia that was, and still is, fully dependent on the community to run it. CreationFox" English Wikipedia §118
  668. a b "Healthy and inclusive communities are the core of our movement - by further nurturing them, we enable more people to participate in our endeavours and make our movement an integral part of society." Wikimedia Austria (Board and ED) §1
  669. "When I think of all of the untapped talent globally—the lost insights in math, science, engineering, literature, comedy, psychology, history—to me, it seems like burning the Library of Alexandria every hour." Meta §59
  670. "If we want to change the situation, we have to try something differently. Any particular thing might not help, but nothing will change if we try nothing." English Wikipedia §68
  671. "Build an open digital commons for the future, ensuring a broader legacy for future generations." Meta §61
  672. "We'd keep an important source of knowledge alive." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §93
  673. "An healthy, inclusive community is a growing and adaptable community: if we reach that, we'll automatically gain diversity, expertise, quality, coverage, including communities of experts that right now are scared or ignorant of Wikipedia (at least, from the "inside"). Of course, a inclusive community with a 20-years old interface is crippled. But community is paramount, and we need to take care of that." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §222
  674. "Healthy communities are more productive and survive, when the work product there is not based in the excellence of knowledge but in the excellence of cooperation. This emotional intelligence is rarely cultivated through standard education across the globe but Wikis live on this. Taking care of community health is not good only for wiki communities but also spreads to the planet." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §232
  675. "Content: Productivity is growing more if there is excellence in cooperation, than excellence in knowledge." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §1
  676. a b "Healthy and inclusive communities' is the most crucial theme as long as we want a very sustainable and thriving Wikimedia movement. The community or the volunteers are the ones who keep this movement alive. We haven't reached every part of this world in a robust way and many communities are yet to be part of our movement. Since we want to see the movement to be spread across the world more than ever before, we need to have a healthy community that is inclusive as well." Affiliations Committee §5
  677. "The environment of Wikipedia is still becoming more and more hostile. Newcomers would be intimidated by bureaucratic editors and administrators. More and more long-time editors are leaving the project. Meanwhile, Wikipedia's sister projects do not have the same attention as Wikipedia." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §80
  678. "Only the most resilient develop in an unhealthy community, bettering the community will allow more projects and people to contribute and thrive." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §3
  679. a b "in 2030, legislation in advanced countries will just be beginning to catch up with IP and copyright in relation to the internet in a realistic manner. A lot of the shields we have in community process will hopefully be rendered moot, lowering the barrier for participation." Wikimedia Foundation staff §23
  680. "At this moment, some Wikipedians feel like that they are excluded from the community, due to the lack of inclusiveness." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §5
  681. "Stop driving out others, especially experts, and start befriending and collaborating with them." Meta §74
  682. "Users who make many personal attacks should be banned even if they are experienced users." Italian Wikipedia §68
  683. "In order to have a healthy community we would have to make clear that haughtiness is not a behavior that pays and stop tolerating it from anyone. In the long run such a change of mind would benefit the projects." Italian Wikipedia §2
  684. "We should stop considering the opinion of some people as the opinion of the community." Hindi Wikipedia §11
  685. a b "we will have to give up being right all the time; we will have to give up biting people in an unhealthy way; we will have to give up exclusivity of "not invented here club". we will have to give up prioritizing vandal fighting and copyright wars. Slowking4" Wikimedia Commons §3
  686. "By focusing on this theme we will have to be more complacent with mistakes, not only mistakes made by newbies, but also those made by experienced users." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §8
  687. "Protect new and existing editors from other, disruptive and abusive editors" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §75
  688. "Attracting new readers is easy, but persuading readers to become editors either is not or may vary, depending on projects." Meta §3
  689. "A good environment for newcomers is fundamental if we want to increase significantly the number of active wikipedians, which is the reason for having good introductory courses to Wikipedia." Spanish Wikipedia §1
  690. "We need to dedicate more time to people who sincerely want to contribute but may have some difficulties. We need to proactively search for new users with targeted campaigns, not at random." Italian Wikipedia §62
  691. "We need to make newcomers more aware of the platform, so the experienced users can help them rather than having high expectations of policy implementation. We should also recommend a series of friendly mini-tutorials for the moment an account is created." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §17
  692. "People would feel more confident and able while still new members. In other words, they wouldn't feel like noobs." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §102
  693. "An "outbreak of niceness" is required — we need to be more welcoming to new users." Australian Community §3
  694. "The Wikimedia movement suffers from the "eternal September" problem of having to socialize large numbers of newcomers." Wikimedia District of Columbia §40
  695. "The impact would be a motivated and diverse community, enabling newbies an easy start and leading to more editors." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §6
  696. "We will have a more welcoming and safe environment for new collaborators, so we can foster a stable growth in the community." Wikimedia Chile - Interviews with members §1
  697. "Ensure welcoming protocols." Iberoconf 2017 §1
  698. "Newcomers increase and retention." Iberoconf 2017 §3
  699. "Acquainted newcomers: create in-person and virtual support groups in their communities." Iberoconf 2017 §8
  700. "Someone who comes onto the projects and openly claims their identity gets a majority supportive response. New editors are finding like-minded editors, but also are greeted warmly and asked for their perspective by editors who may not be like-minded as well." Wikimedia Foundation staff §12
  701. "New users have a support network when they signup: they are assigned three mentors that can coach them in the beginning and throughout the new user’s wiki journey. They have regular check-ins (once a week with a different mentor each time), to see how the experience is going, and to trouble-shoot through any problems or error messages the new user got. Depending on how often this person contributes, after a year or after two years, they become a mentor for someone else." Wikimedia Foundation staff §28
  702. "New, good-faith contributors are recognized as such, and explicitly welcomed and mentored. A 'mentoring' wing of the community rivals the vandal-fighting and deletionist wings for size and enthusiasm." Wikimedia Foundation staff §29
  703. a b "By 2030, we will have technical methods to connect patient/friendly/experienced editors, with newcomers and with editors seeking help. By 2030, we will have excellent technical communication systems, that allow everyone to get as much push/pull communication information as they desire, and allow many people to interact on a single topic, giving anything from long prose contributions to micro-endorsements (in order to not overwhelm signal-to-noise ratios)." Wikimedia Foundation staff §32
  704. "Again, it helps new users gain confidence." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §103
  705. "To gain more newcomers, we should have in mind that nobody is born wise and the long-time wikimedians have to express themselves clearly." Spanish Wikipedia §25
  706. "Tutorials for new users should be improved, because they are not as user-friendly as they should be." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §18
  707. "Support for community members that we do not yet have is as important as the current users." Meta §10
  708. "Some warning templates that are aggressive to many users should be modified (mainly editing test or vandalism templates, since these actions are sometimes made due to ignorance rather than vandalism)." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §19
  709. "Immediate response to problematic edits or vandalism is to remove them on the spot. Would be great to see shift towards trying to figure out what the editors goal is (for example, trying to do something productive like adding a source to an article) and see if we can see past the bad result of their effort and instead help them get to a good result. Assume more good faith, perhaps?" Wikimedia Foundation staff §54
  710. "The utopia 'Healthy, inclusive communities' would contribute to more authors becoming involved in Wikipedia, because fewer authors would turn their backs on the project. We all would have friendly relations. We would meet regularly (some do that already)." German Language Wikipedia §24
  711. "More inclusive. More fun -> more people" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §89
  712. "An inclusive and healthy community would increase the number of editors collaborating on the project, expanding the userbase to the result of a larger amount of constructive content added." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §191
  713. "We wll provide an excellent way of making people productive and happy. By people I mean all people who want to contribute, not just the nice sociable folk but also the ones who do not like to much (or any) interaction, people who are otherwise aggressive, people who in the real world as shunned as weird or even people who are considered unfit to do any work. Some of these people find their way in Wikimedia projects and it is up to us to keep them and help them be productive, as well as to be happy due to their creative work. In my experience, even some of the most productive editors are scolded and pushed to stop, even if they do one little, repeating, mistake or ommission." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §196
  714. "As the world consumes Wiki content this would bring the world into the community of developing the content." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §248
  715. "Encouraging and helping nurture newcomers and veterans with respectful engagement and incentivizing participation with gamification." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §546
  716. "This theme is essential for Wikipedia. Everyone should be able to contribute with joy. Only like this Wikipedia can grow." German Language Wikipedia §43
  717. "This could be great in terms of increasing participation and growing new contributors." North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group §3
  718. "We don't need to prioritize “fun” or “great”, but hopefully those are things that come out of healthy, safe and inclusive community." Wikimedia Foundation staff §2
  719. "True inclusion only happens when minorities hold some kind of power. With better representation, the interests of new editors are served better, and new editor retention is not a problem anymore." Wikimedia Foundation staff §8
  720. "With these themes we are working in the core of our movement creating a friendly space capable of receiving new people that won’t leave in a few months after joining. Besides, we keep a charismatic community where everyone works and stays happily." Affiliations Committee §4
  721. "Avoid being discourteous. Each contributor should talk correctly and be polite during discussions." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §7
  722. "Give up the non-productive behaviors that we do because they are easy, and adopt the productive behaviors that we do not do because they are hard, i.e. stop vandal fighting and start community welcoming." Meta §11
  723. "Stop fundng abusive editors and user groups through Wikimania's, conferences, projects" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §77
  724. "Wikimedia Foundation need to stop funding people and organizations who take hostile stand against users. The Foundation must visibly do that and fund people and organizations who care for people and make them welcome. We need to lead in the creation of strong pillars within as many as existing policies possible which will specifically mention that all users are welcome, even if they make frequent mistakes, even if they can contribute in specific ways, even if they do not cite sources, even if they make small stub articles." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §198
  725. "Wikipedia is exclusive and it should remain so because you have to respect 5 pillars in order to participate. We have to continue to exclude people who want to damage the project, wasting less time on them." Italian Wikipedia §62
  726. "We need valid Wikipedians, who have the sources and study them." Italian Wikipedia §74
  727. "It's not easy to fight those who manipulate sources. We need precise discussion rules." Italian Wikipedia §78
  728. "We should include only those who come at Wikipedia to write articles by studying sources. Those who come to promote their unsourced ideas, sell their products or discuss without sources are here to destroy the project and should be removed, as well as those who defend them." Italian Wikipedia §43
  729. "We need to improve morale by avoiding internal politics and in-fighting between subsections of the community (e.g. between topical groups of users, or between projects)." Australian Community §6
  730. "It is important to maintain harmony in the community so that editor retention stops being an issue." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §5
  731. "Problematic about the text is that it only adresses positive aspects of the community of 2030. As if there was nothing to fight about in 2030. The problem right now is not that not everyone loves each other, but that we don't have a culture of productive dissent, for example in AIV-discussions. Authors get hurt instead. Furthermore we will still have obsolete articles that are not updated, even with a higher number of editors. So if the goal is wrong, how can the strategy leading there work?" German Language Wikipedia §13
  732. "We should stop arguing. Arguments will do no good in the whole community, and we can try to work on the issues, instead of arguing and blaming the others. It is very unhealthy for the development of the community." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §9
  733. "There have been too much bureaucracy and too much incivility, especially in Wikipedia. The Wikipedia community is working on lessening the bureaucracy and improving civil manners and behaviors. Also, it should stop alienating potential newcomers and start welcoming them. Also, it should stop driving off editors into retirements. ; Also, editors have been criticizing each other too much. Maybe they have been there too long and have been tired of people doing the same old routine behaviors and such, like disruption and incivility." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §82
  734. "I am a new user, so I don't know much about the Wikimedia community. However, you could lay off a bit on file deletions." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §104
  735. "Overfocussing on policy compliance which is understood best by the existing editors which repells new authors. A growing WP should be again the main goal, like before 2006." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §155
  736. "We would need to stop allowing wikilawyering to be used as a shield for protecting biased attitudes." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §163
  737. "Being too anal about rules and guidelines. Administrators and editors lost sight of the spirit of the rules. Misinterpretation of the rules. It has detrimental effects. Kick out editors with a negative influence. Those that are not assuming good faith and reverting." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §205
  738. "The renunciation of existing and cumbersome procedures will allow for development towards other communities. At the moment, the vision is very Western" Wikimedia Israel §10
  739. "Reconsider the secondary sources dogma in order to make room for non-secondary sources. As for now, there are several communities where secondary sources are non-existent." French Wikipedia §49
  740. a b "We need to stop catering to high performance users who are also high maintenance. Despite our best efforts, it is often impossible to integrate them into a healthy and inclusive community, because they make our communities less inclusive and therefore less healthy. Volunteer work should be easy – support for volunteers needs to be flexible and adaptable. Reducing the the complexity concerning legal and financial processes around grant making or the usage of Wikimedia trademarks would decrease the overhead costs on the side of the WMF, save volunteer time and decrease the hurdle for many volunteers to get involved in first place. We are an online movement and should be careful not to loose the power and strengths that come with that by overinstitutionalizing things in a way the offline world works. As an affiliate organization we are aware that this line is not always easy to draw, but would still encourage to constantly question such developments and where possible favour flexibility over security." Wikimedia Austria (Board and ED) §3
  741. "Stop trying to import policies and cultural norms between projects." Wikidata §7
  742. "It is true that there must be a common language that allows fluent communications, but it should not be a language imposed to the community." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §5
  743. "We should stop admitting that English is the official language in the community. Even though many people in the Community speak English, and communicate in English, there are many languages spoken in the community as well. We should admit that the other languages are also important, and try to encourage people to embrace their own language. (Maybe we can admit that Chinese is one of the official languages as well?)" Chinese Community - Individual interviews §8
  744. "The priority to English must be stopped because the other languages remain lagged." Spanish Wikipedia §47
  745. "Do not use only English as the main language of the movement. It poses certain difficulties, for example during international meetings. It is therefore necessary to try to diversify the working languages." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §5
  746. "It should have at least two working languages, at least for international events, if it's not possible to use all languages present on Wiki. Or choose 5 major languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese (for example)." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §6
  747. a b "Expand participation in events to the maximum number of contributors and diversify languages during international meetings." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §8
  748. "While community is certainly important there are two risks to the strategy which should be controlled for. The largest is an explicit threat to individualism. In the end it is individual authors who make individual contributions. Surely guided by their own social experiences within and outside of wikipedia. While building communities is a great tool, and can achieve many important things, we need to specify clearly the individual rights, responsibilities and their protection from community pressure or even violation from community corruption. Surely we will have mechanisms in place to make communities inclusive, balanced and applying of the same criteria to everyone, but we should still implant protections for the individual contributor and their contributions (when within the established wikipedia customs and guidelines." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §147
  749. "We'll be just another social network." French Wikipedia §5
  750. "We do not have to reach any particular target, so why should we be scared by the decline in users, articles and edits?" Italian Wikipedia §70
  751. "Theme A is not important. Users are not born already educated and capable of writing. This theme does not explain how to get new users. Wikipedia world is not just a place in which everyone loves each other. We do need to be inclusive but the sub-themes do not fit." Italian Wikipedia §48
  752. "It is kind of obvious and a part of the other topics, so it's of lower importance. It's also very similar to "A truly global movement"." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §209
  753. a b "A potential tool to help increase community's health could be to unify policies across wikis. These policies should be made as to protect newcomers more thoroughly, and to organize users interactions with each other. Wikimedia should support research on emerging communities around the globe, in order to understand the specific needs of each community. That is because generalized surveys (just as this Strategy discussion is) produce little results." Arabic Community §3
  754. "The word 'connected' should be added to the title of this theme, because a lot of communities remain very separate." English Wikipedia §9
  755. "The behavior of editors towards other editors may be more important than any edits they make to articles." English Wikipedia §10
  756. "Build tools to track changes and learn how various policies change the healthiness of our community." English Wikipedia §11
  757. "Get wikimedia projects to know each other better." French Wikipedia §2
  758. "Make projects more inter-connected." French Wikipedia §3
  759. "Know more about other languages and cultures." French Wikipedia §4
  760. "Make communities healthier and more inclusive both internally and externally." French Wikipedia §8
  761. "There will always be editors who get hurt. We have to find solutions on how to deal with this. The way the theme is phrased will simply lead to the well known Jimmy-Wales-solution of excluding toxic users." German Language Wikipedia §15
  762. "No any technical tricks can change the community attitude toward newbies, some internal work is rather needed such as real life meetings and trainings." Polish Wikipedia §15
  763. "We have to improve language diversity, because it is difficult for non English-speaking communities to share data or engage new people if most of the information is only in English." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §2
  764. "Add a code of conduct, standards of practice, improve leadership, provide training in human resource management." Wikidata §8
  765. "Some message template could be hidden to the readers. Readers should be able to rate articles and easily comment them. We need readers to be healthy. Reading experience has to be satisfactory and enjoyable." Italian Wikipedia §55
  766. "If readers thinks an article is poor they can improve it; if they don't agree with it they can discuss it, but there is no point to allow them to criticize it in a potentially non neutral way and without sources." Italian Wikipedia §59
  767. "If we find out that readers would like to have articles about topics for which we don't have editors maybe we can do something about it." Italian Wikipedia §60
  768. "A decline in the number of users is physiological and is not an emergency." Italian Wikipedia §73
  769. "Research whether allowing unregistered users to edit helps or harms the community, then consider disallowing unregistered access if the answer is "harm"" English Wikipedia §69
  770. "A protocol should be created for harassment victims can know what to do. I don't think a committee could be so effective." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §15
  771. "There is a problem with language used in Wikimedia projects which contains a lot of terms and acronyms knows only to devoted Wikimedians; therefore a project clarifying the language we communicate to each other is need as it is big barrier for newbies." Polish Wikipedia §20
  772. "Community of editors won't solve such problems as gender gap. It needs support of professional experts in sociology and volunteer management who should sometimes even force needed changes from outside. This is a role for WMF" Polish Wikipedia §21
  773. "Wikipedia will never be without dissent. As long as we have Wikipedia as an open system (and it should stay this way) people will get together here that have fundamentally different opinions. This will always cause friction and dissent. And we shouldn't pretend that this does not and will not exist. And there will always be people, now and in 2030, that are not compatible with what Wikipedi stands for. Now and in 2030 we will have to expel those." German Language Wikipedia §20
  774. "We had the project Grants:Project/Mental health within the community, but there's not much going on there anymore, small surprise. I am afraid that all these desperate attempts to make Wikipedia with its monstrous buerocracy somehow future-proof resp. sustainable will fail. Because they're only based on speculations and assumptions by the narrow view of the Wikimedia buerocracy. The term 'movement" alone is misleading. There is no Wikimedia movement besides a certain administration, functionaries and software technician circle, who are all without article contribution worth mentioning. Authors got nothing to do with that." German Language Wikipedia §21
  775. "focus on relationships" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §73
  776. "Train users to which behaviour is accepted and which not. Make it clear by removing all funding from people who make Wikipedia a bitter place to contribute" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §78
  777. "What about changing the word "Healthy"? I don't know which is healthy for the Foundation and its community. Also, making the Foundation "inclusive" isn't easy. ; If "healthy" and "inclusive" are impossible to change, what about common sense? Unfortunately, a universal "common sense" is not easy to define. Multiple cultures define their own "common sense" differently, making their common ground less likely. Perhaps "multicultural" and "diverse" should be added to this theme. Hmm... "diverse" is overrated as communities have been divided as often.; I'm almost out of thoughts for this question. What about "respectful" and "tolerant"? Gotta form a very tolerant community before becoming "respectful". People should tolerate each other's differences, even when they disagree with each other's customs. Also, they should respect each other's viewpoints rather than descend into pointless contests about who's right or wrong." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §83
  778. "centering the individual user and facilitating their growth and development as a new wikipedian" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §87
  779. "Multi-lingualism is the key to inclusion. We need good bi-lingual (English + native language) wiki-citizens in each language community who can translate needs and trends back and forth across the global community. We need to remain a volunteer movement, but in order to effectively share knowledge we will need to foster the bi-lingual and multi-lingual players in their areas of interest." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §100
  780. "Not much that isn't already being done." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §105
  781. "Working with educational institutions" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §113
  782. "Far, far better ways to interact with other Wiki editors and LIVE, real-time conversations, not awful talk pages." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §118
  783. "Mutual cooperative with international organizations especially on human rights and humanitarian issues." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §130
  784. "Hem üniversitelerle yapılacak, hem mevcut işbirliği projelerinin banner üzerinden tanıtılması yerinde olur." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §135
  785. "Emphasize the importance of fact. Above all else, truth and objectively empirically true bits of information are of the utmost importance to a -pedia that aims to be the ultimate source of knowledge." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §140
  786. "see "follow the times" , don´t make plans 13 years ahead, look backwards instead. What and where has anything gone wrong. Learn from that." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §145
  787. "Note that communities can pop in and pop put of existence, and individual might be member from 0 to n communities." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §150
  788. "Jedna věc je zdravá komunita. To souvisí se snížením počtu osobních útoků, ale i neúcty k práci jednotlivých editorů. Zatím se tato problematika nechávala na komunitách, ty ale zatím nedokázaly tato negativní jevy odstranit. Proto by se mělo pracovat na jejich odstranění. Druhá věc je inkluzivní komunita, která zahrnuje dvě složky: technologickou a společenskou. Je potřeba tvrdě pracovat a konečně dokončit zejdnodušení editovanání (např. na Wikimedia Commons). Kdyby nebylo přispívání do Commons tak časově náročné, je možné, že by přispívalo daleko více lidí, kteří již pracují. Kdyby byla dostupná online literatura (a dnes již existují fulltextové knihovnice), třeba by přispívalo více lidí, kteří již pracují a nemají tolik času, jako když studovali. Dále se dá pracovat s komunitama, aby byly tolerantnější k lidem, kteří si rádi povídají, vzdělávají se, nebo dělají kariéru. Měla by se najít rovnováha mezi množstvím přidaného obsahu z jejich strany a naplnění jejich potřeb. S tím může pomoci WMF." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §152
  789. "less policy and bureaucratic talk & action." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §156
  790. "Education about how to be a respectful and healthy community member is important. Recognizing and accepting differences is important." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §164
  791. "Emphasize the engagement and support of new users, especially those who are not the demographic norm on Wikipedia and out in society at large" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §169
  792. "To BELIEVE positive all inclusivs change is possible if we work together" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §174
  793. "I am unsure as to answer this one, other than to suggest that you need to allow the Wikipedia community to have more of a voice in decision making. As long as contributors are repeatedly overruled by a clique, only those who agree with the clique's political agenda will find it productive to contribute to the project. I used to contribute far more to Wikipedia than I have lately because I am not going to waste my time working on things only to be overruled by what can only be described as a leftist clique." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §179
  794. "Growing" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §184
  795. "Let's just remember that the volunteers make the wikimedia projects possible. We just need to let everyone know that they are welcome and that they have knowledge that's vital for the projects. It's not about us helping them, it's about opening Wikimedia's doors to any and all who wish to enter." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §189
  796. "Expanding the amount of users editing the project, allowing them to grow to become more adept at work on the project." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §194
  797. "Work top to bottom and bottom up at the same time. Issue statements making clear that all and especially the not so "good" users are welcome. Urge users to add to existing policies tolerance in as many places are possible. A very small example in enwiki Verifiability: "Any material lacking a reliable source directly supporting it may be removed and should not be restored without an inline citation to a reliable source" It would be much better to add something like: "If and only if material is deemed to be false, then ...." Otherwise, this important and reasonable policy is abused by a few people removing material just because it is not supported by inline citations and abusing other editors, wiping out their reasonable and useful contributions." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §199
  798. "Banning (at least temporarily) those who strongly/repeatedly violate policies. Block vandals" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §202
  799. "When I started writing for English wikipedia two years ago, I did not feel welcome, so I stopped, and I know focus on the Swedish and Spanish wikipedias, which were much more welcoming. English wikipedia would improve if there was more focus on improving contributions and new pages created by newcomers rather than simply reversing contributions and deleting new pages that are not yet perfect. I think the English wikipedia would benefit if administrators have to be reelected at regular time intervals as is the requirement on Swedish wikipedia." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §220
  800. "Probably we should try to connect all the dots and understand if we have a single, crucial theme that is the gateway of all the others. Or, on the contrary, a bottleneck. Is "healthy, inclusive community" the ring to rule them all? Maybe it is." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §225
  801. "Wikipedia is NOT a technology firm. Do more to develop the people of flesh and blood who edit Wikipedia do less to develop software" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §230
  802. "Wikipedia communities are workplaces. Moral harassment and mobbing is a strong part of Wiki communities culture. At work this behavior becomes legally unacceptable." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §235
  803. "following anti bullying campaign projects to align with wikimedia" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §240
  804. "Fewer bans/blocks?" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §242
  805. "Just an additional note: Look to bringing on people with the time, such as the disabled, or beneficiaries of universal basic income programs." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §251
  806. "Decision-making processes and structures. A community needs to have rules, guidelines, processes, standards, and expectations for it to work well, and I think we need to state this out loud." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §545
  807. "Maybe Healthy, [Productive], and inclusive communities. Because if the key is to generate high quality content, and a lot of it, then maybe the goal should be incentivization/rewarding to encourage that." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §554
  808. "Everybody should be more friendly to each other. You might have a controversial debate, but you should never offend somebody personally. If you treat each other more peacefully others will be inspired by this (hatred creates hatred). The thank you function is recommendable. Once could think of more functions like this. This would be interesting for theme 2 as well. I think competitions are very useful, like for instance the Template-Message-Cleanup-Competition (de:Wikipedia:Wartungsbausteinwettbewerb/Frühling 2017). Deletion requests are very demotivating. Something not notable should be deleted, for everything else we should help the writer. Before nominating an article for deletion we should talk to the writer of this article." German Language Wikipedia §28
  809. "For some it's a toxic user, for others just a troublemaker. Demarcations like that are difficult in an open project such as Wikipedia." German Language Wikipedia §29
  810. "Should we emphasise the idea of having Friendly Space Policy? Not only for the offline community (Meeting/Conference), but also for the Internet." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §10
  811. "Should we also emphasise the diversity of the whole community, to attract the newcomers to join us?" Chinese Community - Individual interviews §11
  812. "A new special role in wiki is suggested - an ombudsman for newbie editors, who can have a right and duty to protect them from angry actions of toxic users.[2]" Polish Wikipedia §23
  813. "To solve the problem with newbie-biting there should be terms of office for admins, and the admins should be allowed to maintain the articles about which they have good knowledge/expertise." Polish Wikipedia §25
  814. "We cannot let everyone to edit and add to Wikipedia; in the future, some kind of an evaluation system should be adopted to ensure that Wikipedia users are capable of living up to their responsibility." Arabic Community §9
  815. "We need to pay attention to the documentation of the basic software features and of community processes; many users are afraid to edit, and those that do despite the lack of good documentation are reverted and get frustrated. An inclusive process requires a reorganization and simplification of the help pages." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §9
  816. "To be globally relevant and internally democratic is compatible with being exclusionary: only the few privileged who can play according to the rules are able to enjoy this restricted democracy, while this general structure marginalizes other groups. A key dimension is to be able to bring diversity and build bridges to empower the chronically marginalized." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §11
  817. "Answering the above question it was found that: people think that Wikipedia already contains everything so why to add anything new." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §2
  818. "Answering the above question it was found that: editing is hard due to unfriendly and hierarchical community of current editors." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §4
  819. "Answering the above question it was found that: people are leaving projects due to problems to make progress inside community - such as lost admin elections" Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §5
  820. "Instead of blocking toxic users some sort of organized "therapy" of them might be implemented" Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §9
  821. "There should be created a technical or social methods to give newbie users an initiation time during which they would be protected from toxic users' actions." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §10
  822. "Wiki communities are workplaces. Workplace moral harassment is legally unacceptable." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §8
  823. "We need more research and recommendations on the role of WikiProjects − whether they should help with work in articles, form a mini-community amongst themselves or somehow balance it out." Russian Wikipedia §1
  824. "We need to treat newcomers and the content created by them more carefully." Russian Wikipedia §24
  825. "Striving for a healthy community may imply for some that there exists an undesired state, and people become defensive. We need to learn to co-exist." Wikimedia Hackathon §9
  826. "Communities should be open to 'professional' editors, i.e. staff of GLAMs who contribute to the WIkimedia projects as part of their professional role (while adherring to all rules). Staff of GLAMS should be considered part of the community" Wikimedia Nederland §11
  827. "We have to replace deletionism with human-friendly contact with newbies. More tutoring and mentoring is needed." Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §1
  828. "It is vital to organize contacts between current users and potential users of similar interests - for example workshops on selected departments of universities for both wikipedians, and potential newcomers - students and staff" Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §3
  829. "New users should be encouraged where at all possible." Australian Community §1
  830. "Languages and culture of Indigenous Australians are open to be incorporated through relationships with partner institutions." Australian Community §4
  831. "Strong community also comes from personal, social interaction in real life." Australian Community §3
  832. "Increase capacity for feedback from readers and interaction with new users." Australian Community §6
  833. "Transient populations in some cities/universities/etc. make it hard for the wider Australian Wikimedia community to effectively support contributors." Australian Community §3
  834. "Many former editors who have retired or edit less due to issues from years ago need to be encouraged to be listened to, and become active again" Australian Community §3
  835. "Problems with dealing with new users, more appropriate help in starting editing." Australian Community §1
  836. "We need to locate disadvantaged communities - battered women, Arab schools, Ethiopian immigrants, immigrants from the Soviet Union and people with disabilities" Wikimedia Israel §11
  837. "There is currently an emphasis on editing in Wikipedia. One has to think about involvement in the community. Get closer to the community. It is something that can not come from above, but from within the community" Wikimedia Israel §12
  838. "With the growth of Wikimedia communities, this is also crucial to ensure they are provided with sufficient knowledge and training to have adequate capacity to further the movement. We have to ensure that they receive proper skill-building training, so that they can be empowered." Affiliations Committee §16
  839. "Participation from outside of our movement too." Affiliations Committee §17
  840. "It would be appropriate, I think, to target the groups of people who are underrepresented within the contributors community and decide where actions need to be taken." French Wikipedia §54
  841. "A first step can consist in communicating around vandalism, even contacting former known vandals and expose what led them to change." French Wikipedia §63
  842. "Against vandalism, it may be necessary to train patrollers and recruit more, have a patrol exercise included in the wikiMOOC curriculum?" French Wikipedia §64
  843. "Take into account childcare costs in the budget of our events, just like the Art+Feminism campaign did, will allow more women to join us." French Wikipedia §65
  844. "Safe places for women : consider learning spaces reserved for women where they can make their first steps and master the basics of contributing before embarking on the discussion with a community which is sometimes unconsciously aggressive." French Wikipedia §66
  845. "We need to ensure the protection of those who take risks to report what is wrong about society (ex: whistleblowers)." French Wikipedia §67
  846. "Better communication and collaboration among the community." Hindi Wikipedia §12
  847. "The Wiki movement must be less nerdy, and be more attractive. It should not be reserved to seniors with often difficult words to understand." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §9
  848. "Update the selection criteria for international meetings. Prioritize commitment and competitiveness, rather than seniority. In order to improve the quality of exchanges, a watchdog committee should be set up to sensitize and call disrespectful people to order. All communities must be represented in this monitoring committee." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §10
  849. "Build a more open and culturally representative community." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §11
  850. "Introduction of a mentoring system among community members." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §12
  851. "Teach the wiki codes to pupils and students from an early age and anticipate the 2030 projects." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §13
  852. "Learn the functioning mode of other communities to fit it within the wiki community." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §16
  853. "The Wikimedia movement is a community of different kind, it has a lot of room to enlarge, different places to go, different possible directions. It is an opportunity other movements dont have." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §4
  854. "Our community needs to become more tolerant, patient towards the newbie editors, especially those coming from likeminded educational and cultural partners. Inclusivity requires that we do not tolerate the old editors with hundreds of thousands of edits to mistreat the newcomers." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §30
  855. "On one hand, we need to heal and strengthen our communities, and then to try to expand them. Live meetings can help a lot in this respect. There are vast opportunities for collaboration with many volunteering organizations, institutions (GLAM), NGO and civil organizations." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §31
  856. "Attracting more volunteers." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §32
  857. "Increasing co-operation between communities to be in the same spirit will be ideal." Albanian Wikipedia §2
  858. "Organizers of events for seniors will have knowledge of the obstacles faced by elderly newcomers." Meta §76
  859. "To be an inclusive community to allow more collaborative and better participation." Wikimedia Portugal Grupo de Estrat%C3%A9gia §2
  860. "a code of conduct; a standard of practice." Wikimedia Commons §4
  861. "Things that might help overcome challenges: More focus on conflict resolution. Ways of keeping people engaged while promoting discussion of different points of view. Getting experienced contributors to not scare off newbies as quickly. Shaping expectations that there will be a learning process to get good at making contributions." North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group §4
  862. "We really need to put some kind of protective fence around new good-faith users, and restrict those who can react to them to people who are willing to commit to "not biting" newcomers and try and help them rather than just revert them." English Wikipedia §117
  863. "WMF has not been dealing with the toxic aspects of the movement effectively so far." Wikimedia District of Columbia §4
  864. "We need to define what we mean by "inclusive", so that it does not cover people of groups acting in bad faith. We need to consider who judges this, and who says who shouldn't be welcome." Wikimedia District of Columbia §6
  865. "Include (and differentiate between) the perspectives of online and offline." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §13
  866. "Include a definition of “community health” aspects that does not focus primarily on fun but on being motivating, appreciative, inclusive, rewarding, non-discriminatory, non-racist, a positive experience." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §14
  867. "replace "healthy" with a better word" Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §16
  868. "Generate protocols to identify and manage harassment scenarios." Iberoconf 2017 §2
  869. "Build bridges with networks that don't necessarily share our values." Iberoconf 2017 §4
  870. "Promote the [Wikipedia's] 5 pillars." Iberoconf 2017 §6
  871. "Proposal: admin accountable for events that affect the creation of contents and a formulation of more explicit/direct official policies." Iberoconf 2017 §9
  872. "Include something about the makeup of the Foundation itself, potential to affect makeup of broader community." Wikimedia Foundation staff §60
  873. "In 2030, no one will make the “I tried that once and it was AWFUL” face when they hear the name of Wikipedia." Wikimedia Foundation staff §61
  874. "Distinctions between groups (WMF, chapter, project) should dissolve and not be a source of hostility." Wikimedia Foundation staff §62
  875. "We’ll be more conscious about recognizing what internal forces set us back and set up governance functions to prevent it." Wikimedia Foundation staff §63
  876. "Wikimedia Foundation struggles with a lack of minorities in position of leadership. In order to achieve better outcomes with inclusiveness, we need to elevate minorities into positions of leadership at the organization." Wikimedia Foundation staff §64
  877. "AOL summer; old timers insisted that the newcomers use the internet they way the old timers were used to; we don’t want to reject the influx of newcomers from new countries/cultures as internet access spreads." Wikimedia Foundation staff §66
  878. "“Fun” doesn’t need to be there; “rewarding” captures this; perhaps “Safety” should be explicit instead; safety in balance with transparency (vandalism, etc)." Wikimedia Foundation staff §67
  879. "Moving to other geographies, languages, emerging communities; middle class contributor base may be harder to find." Wikimedia Foundation staff §68
  880. "Groups taking responsibility for members’ edits may be one way to allow new types of contributions. Eg, Tor edits. Also possibly a way to mitigate harassment by having a larger group stand between the specific contributor and the “identity” revealed to the potential harasser." Wikimedia Foundation staff §70
  881. "Everyone edits all the time, as though it were Facebook. We can't do this unless it's a welcoming environment. It's not something *you* do, but *we* do." Wikimedia Foundation staff §71
  882. "Group of diverse people who spend a lot of time - more diverse, more time on content. Helping to support a larger and more diverse group who feel comfortable contributing sporadically and randomly." Wikimedia Foundation staff §72
  883. "People can play different roles. They are interested in different things in different places. In 2030 there will be so many new roles for people to fill. Participation in the movement will be different than it is now. We need to be more supportive to new definitions of contribution which will make communities look very different - public policy, etc. These changes foster the diversity of participation." Wikimedia Foundation staff §76
  884. "There is a middle ground between "fun" and "rewarding" and we should fit there." Wikimedia Foundation staff §77
  885. "You're not just here because you're altruistic, there's a factor here keeping people contributing even when it's difficult." Wikimedia Foundation staff §79
  886. "Editing Wikipedia can be a political act in the frame of Turkey - sometimes it's serious." Wikimedia Foundation staff §80
  887. "There's an emphasis on new people. People coming are the first step. Is this something that should remain as a main focus?" Wikimedia Foundation staff §81
  888. "Keeping people around begins at the start - if you can make them feel welcome immediately they'll stick around." Wikimedia Foundation staff §82
  889. "We need a real willingness from real people to engage with people on reverts of good faith edits." Wikimedia Foundation staff §83
  890. "If we stay static, we’re probably going to stay stable. If we don’t adapt, we’ll become redundant or obsolete." Wikimedia Foundation staff §84
  891. "One of the things we need is to stop framing it as an issue or a problem that needs to be solved "by us" and instead framing it as something that we need to do with the partners and community members around the world." Wikimedia Foundation staff §85
  892. "We decided to welcome newbies. This decision will be backed up by tech choices that support and enable it. We tend to reproduce the behaviors we participate in society online. It is up to the Community to decide which behaviors are acceptable, and which are intolerable. To go beyond the current results, we need actual training and capabilities development for all participants." Wikimedia Foundation staff §86
  893. "If we increase our effort in this area in the next fifteen years we should acknowledge that Wikimedians can contribute in several ways. Community members improve Wikimedia projects in many different ways: initiating conversations with new partners, training students and new users to contribute to Wikipedia, mentoring program leaders, speaking to outsiders about how Wikipedia fits into our existing knowledge ecosystem, being kind and inclusive to another editor (giving them a sense of community), etc." Wiki in Education §4
  894. "Volunteers should not be evaluated or valued by the number of edits they make to the Wikimedia projects. We must stop rewarding bad behavior. Even if an individual has 100,000 contributions to Wikipedia or founded a project does not mean they should be excused for harassment and toxic behavior or welcomed to conferences/participate in offline events." Wiki in Education §5
  895. "If we want to establish and enforce values that foster a positive culture within our communities, these values have to be practised by community leaders (e.g. experienced users, power users, admins). We have to establish a "leadership culture" based on positive, shared values." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §2
  896. "We should acknowledge the creation of a safe environment as an essential task and responsibility of the Wikimedia organizations. We should not leave it up to the communities alone to find solutions." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §3
  897. "Should we enforce a zero-tolerance-policy against personal attacks and apply strict sanctions?" Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §4
  898. "Controversial thought: Wikimedia should consider to work with paid community managers who enforce a safe and welcoming environment throughout the Wikimedia projects." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §5
  899. "We should define more precisely who our communities are: online communities only or offline-communities / activists too?" Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §7
  900. "We should integrate more positive feedback into our projects - not only by editors but by readers too." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §8
  901. "We should conduct studies to find out what really motivates or frustrates our editors." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §10
  902. "The commitment for everyone to promote a healthy community." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §110
  903. "If we plan to actively interact with other language editions, we need to have a cultural expansion so our cultural distinctions can be blurred out for productive collaboration." Russian Wikipedia §12
  904. "Both closed and open training, supplementary or extension activities should be developed, and a scholarship program for students to achieve a continuous training." Spanish Wikipedia §5
  905. "It is important to preserve anonymity, it is easier to avoid some prejudices and the tracking the online activities that happens in many places." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §44
  906. "Wikipedia is one of the internet projects that demonstrate how anonymity is an enabler of freedom and knowledge. It must be preserved and defended in the coming years." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §45
  907. "Wikipedia should, in the next 15 years, defend the anonymity election of his/her collaborators and editors. It should also further ensure the privacy issues in difficult contexts or in issues that an independent community body could consider that jeopardize the integrity of some contributor." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §46
  908. "Anonymity also limits liability. The WMF is one of the most transparent and accountable internet organizations and details of the processes behind a probable release of information from judicial authorities that need it." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §47
  909. "We put at risk our encyclopedia's advantages which is the contribution of divergent visions and versions that would be difficult to contrast/visibilize in a physical space, if we end up repeating only the official truths for fear of local censorship -- That is why anonymity is so useful." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §48
  910. "We need to establish an 'agile crowd thinking and decision process' to cope with constantly changing environments." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §36
  911. "Many people in West would enjoy wiki editing but have never had the idea of doing it." Meta §29
  912. "I think that from forms to conferences help the WMF tries to make visible that we are different but we can work together -- without it being perfect." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §56
  913. "We are also not yet thinking of those who are not in the digital world - we need to make alliances and partnerships with movements for social justice and working with these folks who are not connected to learn how Wikimedia can reach them" Affiliations Committee §28
  914. "Generate / share documentation." Iberoconf 2017 §28
  915. "In Russian Wikipedia we are too focused on our own survival in the modern world to worry about some Africa." Russian Wikipedia §13
  916. "Prosperous communities will strengthen small communities" Wikimedia Israel §28
  917. "We still have important gaps and biases in the projects, strategies, decisions and many other conceptual tools that doesn't allow us to observe ourselves as a world-based movement. We still look like an American-based organization." Affiliations Committee §30
  918. "Because we need to be one body with infinite souls. We need to work with each other, especially now that our projects are opened to the other languages. We can share experience, we can ask for help on those things we don't know what/how to do. Together we can become a force that can change many things (partnering with institutions, fighting for free knowledge, changing laws)" Affiliations Committee §32
  919. "The theme is important because it suggests a dynamic, progressive and non-static movement." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §1
  920. "We need to be more welcoming towards new users, by changing the mentality of experienced users." Italian Wikipedia §11
  921. "We should remember that Wikiquette is a pillar, and - while some mistakes can be pardoned - we have to grant a relaxed working environment for our volunteers, so serious and repeated violations cannot be tolerated." Italian Wikipedia §12
  922. "Users should stop talking by themselves and start really discussing." Italian Wikipedia §13
  923. "Wikipedia should become an enjoyable and fun place again. We are here to write an encyclopedia, but it should be also a good social experience." Italian Wikipedia §14
  924. "Nearly 10% of personal attacks seem to come from experienced users: in order to have a more welcoming community we need to stop this." Italian Wikipedia §42
  925. "Today, those who speak better English in the movement have more representativeness and greater privileges than the others. This has to be changed." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §3
  926. "It is pretty unfair that the information on meta has to be first published in English to be translated to other languages later." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §4
  927. "English remains as a de facto language because that is comfortable for many First World participants who are in a privileged position." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §7
  928. "Be more international, less US-centric." Wikidata §17
  929. "There must also be a greater effort from the WMF staff to speak plain and simple English, so all those who speak medium English can understand without feeling intimidated. While it is understandable that the language of communication is the English, this attitude does not help those who do not have English proficient skills." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §9
  930. "Even when affiliates make the effort to request grants in English, the WMF staff sometimes has criticized the writing, especially for being "too metaphorical"." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §10
  931. "be harder on vandals and scooll scribbling" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §268
  932. "Wikipedia Education Foundation needs to stop limiting its support only to North America" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §284
  933. "Stop merging communities of wikipedia even if they speak same language, as people living under different political environment might not actually understand the way how people on the other side describe the world." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §321
  934. "Just as English can be an enabler of a great movement and an effective vehicle of communication, it can also be a big reason of participation's exclusion/inhibition, in both face-to-face and online events." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §59
  935. "I also consider as a priority to create a program of equity promotion in the Wikimedia movement. I have done a list of how many women and men have leadership roles in organizations. As you can see, much remains to be done." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §61
  936. "Lack of clear relationships with neighbouring countries. Australian Wikimedians should have more of a relationship with neighbouring countries" Australian Community §8
  937. "We can stop trying to "help". Help doesnt work - we can show and teach, but not "nursing" all the time. We can advise, but we dont have time to wait for the slowest vessel in the convoy. Whoever want to be part of it, should keep up to the pace." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §13
  938. "Build emotional intelligence / soft skills of new area contributors, before editing skills." Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece §18
  939. "Harassment and availability of art images are not a priority for the greatest majority of Wikipedias' communities." Meta §84
  940. "Share the realities of each country." Iberoconf 2017 §30
  941. "Having different social groups in the projects doesn't mean that there should be ghettos. A truly global movement should be integrated, not segregated." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §264
  942. "Collaborations and negotiations at the international level." Hindi Wikipedia §22
  943. "Encourage experience sharing among communities in terms of editing practice and organizational standard" Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §13
  944. "It is not only about connecting existing communities with emerging communities, but also working together as readers, contributors, affiliates and partners from all regions of the world we would improve existing and develop new forms of contributions." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §52
  945. "It would be good to encourage the training of new users, leveraging with education activities. There should be more global work, not just on communities. You have to work on good tutorials that allow to form new users, facilitating the work for many interested parties." Wikimedia Chile - Strategy meetup in Santiago (June 6, 2017) §32
  946. "When Wikimedians start becoming community organizers, they start getting a better sense of the global movement. Each reader, contributor etc. should have a sense of the global movement." Wikimedia Foundation staff §136
  947. "There’s less soloing; you have a sense of your space and place relative to something much larger. And we’re facilitating people knowing where they are and the larger thing. Sense of belonging to a global movement. Sense of something greater and you can contribute to it. Also like how we went from diversity to unity, greater collective. It’s not just for the sense of diversity, but building something bigger" Wikimedia Foundation staff §137
  948. "The more people we are, the more unity we should have. Paradox." Wikimedia Foundation staff §138
  949. "Users should be able to keep in touch with people everywhere around the world. They should be able to talk to them in real time and understand their nuances and demystify their otherness." Wikimedia Foundation staff §157
  950. "The project(s) makes people able to connect instantly. The long form encyclopedia may be appropriate, using the analogy of it being something that people circle and discuss." Wikimedia Foundation staff §158
  951. "We will want to welcome all people, love the focus on VIBRANCY and INCLUSIVITY." Wikimedia Foundation staff §167
  952. "There is a contradiction between high quality and low barriers for newcomers." Swedish Wikipedia §15
  953. "There are risks with inviting experts to contribute, as they might not accept that amateurs change their texts." Swedish Wikipedia §16
  954. "It is impressive how the content improves gradually without guidance, and I think it would be much better if everyone received some tutorial, with the possibility to ask more questions and learn more. This is directly related to "the augmented age"." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §63
  955. "Expand the editors number and train them." Iberoconf 2017 §48
  956. "Greater connection between Wikipedias in different languages." Iberoconf 2017 §49
  957. "Less openness towards editors, more protectionism, vet editors more scrupulously." English Wikipedia §51
  958. "Lack of contribution is more of a problem than low-quality contribution, which causes the patchy and inconsistent coverage that can be bad for our reputation." English Wikipedia §52
  959. "Create a workflow for new users so that they feel welcome and get acclimated to Wikipedia." English Wikipedia §53
  960. "Openess and reliability are incompatible, so we need to stop anonymous edits and review first edits before we let a newbie to edit articles." English Wikipedia §54
  961. "At the current state of contributors' communities of Wikimedia projects it is hard to engage experts due to egalitarian methods of decision making; therefore current contributors should somehow resign from part of their normal "editing powers" to make room for experts." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §11
  962. "The most desirable strategy is to significantly reduce amount of current policies that we have. And we should focus on more traditionally encylopedic subjects. In 2030 nobody will be interested in some flashs in the pan from the entertainment world that are forgotten a year after they were famous. We should focus on making the articles better that we have instead of always getting more, more and more articles." Dutch Wikipedia §19
  963. "Really improving articles would be a full time job. But it should not be done by radically pruning, not with a 'blunt axe'." Dutch Wikipedia §20
  964. "We should even have more patience for newcomers. That would increase the quality." Dutch Wikipedia §22
  965. "Collaborate more and expand partnerships with GLAM." English Wikipedia §56
  966. "Focus on educating the common man to be a better editor." English Wikipedia §57
  967. "Welcome and encourage new editors more regularly, give them attention of more people." English Wikipedia §58
  968. "Motivate and engage users in order to increase the amount of information shared." French Wikipedia §33
  969. "A valuable asset would be the involvement of recognised professionals/academics in the creation of content. This of course in addition to the existing "unrecognised" editors/creators." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §365
  970. "More good editors (contributors). More free sources." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §369
  971. "The academic's need to contribute more. Maybe building the capabilities for better collaboration among higher learning institutes is valuable?" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §375
  972. "Fact checkers." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §457
  973. "Gaining some core group of editors to go through articles flagged with problems." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §487
  974. "Once found and engaged important experts should be under special care preventing them from community hate and harassment." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §16
  975. "Setting standards for quality of content can also impliy setting standards for quality of contributors" Wikimedia Nederland §5
  976. "Improvement of sister project relationships, for greater collaboration and cooperation." Australian Community §5
  977. "Interested contributors, if they benefit from a certain mentorship can produce adapted and quality pedagogical contents on Wikiversity." French Wikipedia §72
  978. "We can add some aspects from the knowledge ecosystem into this theme such as educational collaborations." Hindi Wikipedia §7
  979. "Students everywhere will learn how to research and to cite sources through using Wikipedia. Creating a world population that is accustomed to contributing. Wikipedia as a part of Science, History, PoliSci, etc. courses everywhere." Wikimedia Foundation staff §10
  980. "Contribute to free knowledge is something you do naturally, because it is a natural part of how you learn things. Share and collaborate is trendy. As so many people are part of our community, parts of our policy/essays like ‘be bold’, NPOV etc will become part of popular lingo, maybe even popular culture." Wikimedia Foundation staff §18
  981. "We will need to get people involved at an earlier age. Making Wikipedia a part of schools across the globe will help to tie all of the themes together." Wikimedia Foundation staff §37
  982. "Stop treating online communication as the only method, and start socializing offline more." Meta §75
  983. "More dispersed offices or less main office and more powerful chapters. Giving more diverse power base. More localized meetings." Wikimedia Foundation staff §9
  984. "Radically reduce the size of central organization in favor of local organizations." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §229
  985. "Drop the hierarchy-power control tree model." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §234
  986. "If we follow this theme Wikimedia movement will spread across the continents such as Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Latin America where Wikimedia movement is less recognized." Bengali Community §1
  987. "More awareness, involvement and engagement with and from people of Asia, Africa and South America and they will feel welcomed in the community and the movement." Wikimedia Foundation staff §11
  988. ""Great experience" for every new editor? What terrible language. The important question instead is the power structure of WMF. Even communities that work reasonably well don't have any influence on what the WMF is doing. I'm not suprised that this simple question that has been voiced quite often during the strategy process is not part of it." German Language Wikipedia §11
  989. "Strengthen the presence of human and reduce the automation and machine impact so as to make the projects rely more human being communities." French Wikipedia §7
  990. "Theme B is a dangerous barrier to inclusiveness. Increasingly both contributors and readers will come to us via external channels or through ever more technological moderation. That reduces our power to influence culture and community among both contributors and readers." Wikimedia Foundation staff §52
  991. "The templates texts are received as cryptic messages that slow participation. Some people have commented that they entered on a continous loop because they didn't understand what was asked and finally they abandoned because the experience was too unpleasant." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §23
  992. "We could use data mining techniques to identify and report personal attacks." Italian Wikipedia §77
  993. "I am wary of the "progress" brought by computers and automation." French Wikipedia §53
  994. "It's not always easy to identify personal attacks from experienced users to newbies." Italian Wikipedia §75
  995. "There is a lack of agile community response and of specialized mechanisms and protocols to harassment/abuse complaints and internal alerts related to gender issues. There should be a specialized committee to address these issues." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §14
  996. "De-prioritize pseudonymity in favor of real names associated with accounts (even if those names are only visible to trusted Checkusers, etc), to prioritize accountability." English Wikipedia §67
  997. "We should abandon using pseudonyms. Many of my bad experiences here have been with anonymous users. There might be users who cannot reveal their real name for a reason, but then they should not be able to hold a high positon here." Dutch Wikipedia §9
  998. "Thematic WikiProject could attract more people to contributing, that's why they should be resurrected." Meta §68
  999. "The community and/or the readers have to make the contributors feel very clearly that their contribution is appreciated." Meta §69
  1000. "We need to give special attention to accessibility of Wikipedia, because right now community does too little on this part. Losing of sight should not be a problem for receiving knowledge, we need both our content and visual editor to be accessible to blind people." Russian Wikipedia §23
  1001. "We need to have external monitoring from Wikimedia to the situation with neutrality of information in Wikipedia, systemic biases and other internal problems." Russian Wikipedia §29
  1002. "There should be yearly overview of main language editions and readiness from the global community to involve itself into local activities to prevent having a project turned to a force of government propaganda, establishment of censorship or expulsion of authors because of their ‘non-patriotic’ views. 192749н47" Russian Wikipedia §30
  1003. "Offline legislation will have caught up with online activity and will no longer focus on what's legal, but also on what behavior encourages productivity. There will be one worldwide authority, holding transparency and community health as their mission, that will oversee activity and will help online communities effectively and expeditiously handle matters of abuse." Wikimedia Foundation staff §13
  1004. "Technical tools and AI agents increase efficiency and leverage so that the people who maintain content quality no longer have a siege mentality and are able to be more patient and thoughtful in their interactions with these new contributors." Wikimedia Foundation staff §19
  1005. "Maybe we will find better ways to communicate, like facebook, what’s app, etc, doesn’t happen on wiki, maybe we can figure that out better." Affiliations Committee §13
  1006. "The real threat is that there is very few young people starting editing; Wikipedia community is aging, therefore we should perform more studies to understand better why young people do not join" Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §8
  1007. "The most important issue is to find and answer why the number of editors is not growing; then we should focus on solving the main problems preventing people to join Wikimedia projects." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §1
  1008. "Current metrics about retention are not precise, therefore we have limited knowledge about real trends in retention; current metrics should be replaced by more deep studies in order to find real reasons for low retention" Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §7
  1009. "Events like edit-a-thons and GLAM projects need to have experienced users involved. Wikimedia Foundation and chapters should be more integrated with the community of editors." Italian Wikipedia §62
  1010. "Wikimedia decisions [will be] supported by a higher quantity, quality and diversity of contributors thanks to a) well publicized opportunities to contribute basic pieces of quantitative feedback via microsurveys; b) good translation coverage of basic information and surveys, and c) good outreach and publicity of specific issues to contributors with expertise on that specific matter, inviting them to join in deeper evaluations and discussion." Wikimedia Foundation staff §24
  1011. "Some outreach projects do not have great results from the quality point of view. Why do we do initiatives that promote an increase in quantity (and not in quality), sometimes allowing promotions?" Italian Wikipedia §70
  1012. "This is a way to increase our influence - a broad community increases the ability to influence decision makers. It will reach all sorts of places - in the media and among decision makers" Wikimedia Israel §4
  1013. "The biggest interconnected theme is theme C. We're missing out on so many perspectives that could help shape our communities to be more healthy and inclusive." Wikimedia Foundation staff §44
  1014. "There are strong connections to the theme C. Capacity to contribute and use Wikimedia projects is holistically different in emerging and underdeveloped communities compared to more active regions. It is not possible to build a healthy and inclusive community without adapting to the circumstances of these regions." Wikimedia Foundation staff §36
  1015. "Healthy, inclusive communities brings respect on all over the world, which is the other most important theme." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §133
  1016. "Theme B could play a role in increasing inclusivity, etc - improving tools for curation, cultivation, access, etc." Wikimedia Foundation staff §47
  1017. "Theme B can support this as well." Wikimedia Foundation staff §48
  1018. "[Theme B] can go either way: be better for inclusiveness or work against it." Wikimedia Foundation staff §49
  1019. "Link with Theme B -- more ways to engage with people can help to build a more diverse and inclusive group of volunteers. Difficult crossover with theme D -- we have to balance input from experts & input from a diverse set of contributors (ie, non-experts). In fact, we need both experts and non-experts working together, but we’ll need to shift our thinking away from “including more people lowers the quality” to “including more people raises the quality”." Wikimedia Foundation staff §42
  1020. "Technology will allow us to scale up reception, mentoring, and recommendations to new people, helping them to find places where their particular background and experience make them effective and able to do good work. Having a healthy, diverse community is the necessary background to being a successful [theme C and E]. It’s difficult to get involved those who don't feel that they themselves are represented in doing the work." Wikimedia Foundation staff §40
  1021. "Make easier and faster the process for creating new Wikimedia communities, languages, and projects." French Wikipedia §9
  1022. "Have the MediaWiki strings managed directly by a WMF project instead of a third-party tool, TranslateWiki for now, will tremendously make easier the creation process for new languages." French Wikipedia §10
  1023. a b "The Thanks notifications are a helpful software feature in regard to the question, as are the attemps of WMF to increase the number of editors, for example with the visual editor and GLAM cooperations. But unfortunately specific suggestions are unwanted in the strategy process. The text of this theme ought be be restructured, structured into single measures." German Language Wikipedia §16
  1024. "We need more Wikipedia interaction in the social networks (e.g. Facebook)" Vietnamese Wikipedia §4
  1025. "If fighting vandalism and similar activities took less time thanks to better resources we would have more time to write articles readers look for." Italian Wikipedia §57
  1026. "I guess the technology needs to support inclusivity." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §215
  1027. "Better communication, making sozialising easier. Maybe an App and a Chat/Forum" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §544
  1028. "Answering the above question it was found that: writing is hard due to templates, syntax of references and other technical obstacles" Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §3
  1029. "There should be a semi-automatic system to list the most "toxic" users (for example by finding those who makes most reverts and deleting) and then screen their behaviour and asking community to remove their wiki-functions or blocking if needed." Wikimedia Polska 2017 meeting §8
  1030. "Newbies have difficulty with meaningful participation because they don't understand how talk pages work." Meta §71
  1031. "The current methods of contact of users is very poor and unclear to newbies; if they are contacted via discussion pages they quite often do not spot it, so other forms of contacts are needed - pop up windows, tailored to them banners, etc." Wikimedia Polska Strategy Dinner - Warsaw June 5, 2017 §2
  1032. "Volunteer editors tend to stay in their comfort zone. Here it is the job of the affiliate - to initiate and continue the activities that the volunteers have started" Wikimedia Israel §13
  1033. "In my opinion inclusion necessarily implies to improve the design of the site. The current look is not bad, but its look is tailored for a typical Western male audience." French Wikipedia §55
  1034. "We have to put an end to what makes our communities unhealthy: vandalism, which forces our patrollers to perform an exhausting work, a work of Sisyphus." French Wikipedia §61
  1035. "We should restrict access only to registered contributors, whose administrators have contact information, and if they engage in vandalism, can be suspended or excluded" [...] "I do not share the idea of restricting Wikipedia to registered users only as assuming good faith seems to me an important pillar of inclusiveness." French Wikipedia §62
  1036. "More breathing room for vandal-fighters and other quality-maintenance people." Wikimedia Foundation staff §57
  1037. "Access to the network? Ways to contribute without access?" Wikimedia Foundation staff §58
  1038. "Technology will bring people together to collaborate." Wikimedia Foundation staff §65
  1039. "Open source contribution (or gift economy) is to some degree a luxury of the rich." Wikimedia Foundation staff §69
  1040. "More pragmatic. How do we get to Wikimedia itself. There are diverse avenues of getting to it. Thinking about people who don't have / might have mobile phones, less electricity, barriers to access, challenges to consider. We're doing well with Wikipedia Zero." Wikimedia Foundation staff §75
  1041. "Gamification has its place, but we shouldn't have everything designed for shininess etc. The black-and-white, newspaper style feels more newsworthy and rewarding. It's also important to be fun. As a volunteer your hobby is to edit Wikipedia. It's an odd thing. But it's "fun", not always - it may be a little more than "rewarding"." Wikimedia Foundation staff §78
  1042. "We should make use of artificial intelligence to amplify positive developments within the community (i.e. feedback loops) while still considering the human factor (apply empathy and social norms)." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §1
  1043. "New editors can be demotivated by automated, harsh bot notifications if they do mistakes without knowing better (e.g. copyright infringement notifications when uploading images). We should aim for a more friendly, constructive wording." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §6
  1044. "We should make it possible to rate the "friendliness" of postings on talk pages." Wikimedia Deutschland (discussion at the general meeting of members) §9
  1045. "Wikipedia is a product of technological development and technology promotion is the development of Wikipedia. This is the infrastructure of everything. The promotion of certain technologies will advance certain segments of the project: the promotion of technologies to identify the vandalists will enhance Wikipedia's immunity to vandalism, and the promotion of technologies to correct spelling errors will improve the standard spelling in Wikipedia." Hebrew Wikipedia village pump §1
  1046. "With automation, we could drive out inadequately sourced content, provide better sourced content, and be more reliable." English Wikipedia §13
  1047. "Allow people from all dimensions to access, add, and change the information, don't let "someone" input information into a computer/program and pretend that such information is objective." English Wikipedia §14
  1048. "In 2030, our projects may be able to revise and update themselves in real-time, with or without the help of human editors." English Wikipedia §15
  1049. "Given that we're on a course of accelerating change, in 2030, our model of producing content, our editors and programmers could be obsolete." English Wikipedia §16
  1050. "It'd be a bad idea to suggest that in possibly upcoming AI era, human contributors won't be needed, because for now, we're lacking manpower." English Wikipedia §18
  1051. "This theme, if developed in accordance with transparency can allow Wikimedia projects and wikimedians to evolve while remaining relevant." French Wikipedia §11
  1052. "The tools and models of improvement of our wikis will themselves be open-source and therefore potentially reusable by other users of internet." French Wikipedia §12
  1053. "If we are able to improve the mobile interface, we could be used every day, not only as a source of information, but also as a tool exchange information and knowledge: from this point of view our first target should be becoming used as Facebook." Italian Wikipedia §17
  1054. "Automation is not the primary goal for human resources that create content in collaborative wikis, so keep in mind simplicity for editors without technical knowledge." Meta §16
  1055. "Leaving the work up to learning machines would make the system and computing more complicated than it should be; we should make computing more simple and easy to edit instead." Meta §18
  1056. "The youth will play a large role in the future, and they are using technologies to access the world everyday" Vietnamese Wikipedia §11
  1057. ""It is important to be aware that algorithms are not inherently less biased than human editors."" English Wikipedia §70
  1058. "If we are to ingest and integrate the firehose of data that's produced every hour, including government and archival material, we simply cannot operate at the pedestrian pace we are. The only way to do that is to automate and augment." Wikidata §37
  1059. "Our claims should have a high degree of external validation and the latency in updating claims should be lowered substantially." Wikidata §40
  1060. "We should augment our front-end, cross-projects interaction, and knowledge with skills, including communication tools for maintaining "healthy and inclusive communities"." Meta §65
  1061. "The movement should try to embrace a bit more technologies and platforms other than MediaWiki. Interesting things could be made if we open ourselves to new ideas, for example, gamification" Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §20
  1062. "Tools and software need to be improved to facilitate the guiding process from the moment of account registration. IRC is very useful for solving problems quickly and we could take advantage of it." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §21
  1063. "Easier contribution if done right; frankenstein if done wronge." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §5
  1064. a b "* By making knowledge easier to access and use across languages, the technological, economic and social gap that separates people around the world can be narrowed. This in turn would help development, democratization and promote peace. ; Having diverse views for understanding the world, such as WP entries on specific subjects with computer-generated pointers to multiple points of view regarding the subject (for example the political right and left, competing academic theories, or different ethical and religious views), promotes open-mindedness of the issues, allowing readers to make up their own minds and have a broader world view. ; Technology could be used to cross check its articles with scholarly papers and provide smart reading lists of relevant material, making WP a more reliable source. * If technology can make it easier for the user to contribute, for example with editing wizards, we can expect a bigger and more engaged community which in turn would incorporate more readers and broaden WP's impact." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §46
  1065. "It depends. WMF can push for this without involvement of volunteer editors and effectively kill Wikipedia. WMF can empower volunteer editors to take the lead and provide power editors with the tools they ask for - and for which there is sufficient support in the wider community." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §55
  1066. "The idea to create something superhuman that generates knowledge is even older than Faust. But I am afraid that we are not aware of the mephistophelian temptations that come along with it. Asimov was refering to some of them, and those can be scary. I think it is important that we start to distinguish between human intelligence, futher coginitive ability and mere algorithm. Lsjbo is just transforming data, placing it on the right spot; I would not dfine that intelligence. Yet the dangers by bot owners are not to be underestimated, although responisble for these are the humans running the bots. Additionally Wikipedians are becoming redundant by those. This progress is hard to stop as shown in the recent article Generation R. But thinking about it critically: do we need values for generating knowledge and article improvement or are they even disruptive in regard to accuracy and neutrality? So which role plays artificial intelligence in the Wikipedia? As humans it is our responsibility and nature to search for answers and to preserve nature. For this it is necessary to know about it. A bot writing articles about places, astronomical objects and animals is helping us more to learn about our environment than, helping us to better interact with it. If we really want to know "what holds the world or the universe together at its core" ... this is our only chance, apart from its utopian character. Hawking said that that we have to leave this planet within the next 100 years. This process would be hard to imagine withought artificial intelligence. But sociral issues are different in nature. And it will take a while until bots will be able to create complex articles. Another focus will be on the use of the computational complexity theory and the computability theory, for instance for the determinational of potential articles. Another critical point are the assistance systems, that demand less and less of the reader or control less what he knowns and vice versa. That is why we should continue not to rely on these answers, but should study the subject further. By this schematic structure the encyclopedic understanding as such can get lost, naturally leading to the question whether the Wiki as we know it will be still accepable if a bot can provide answers to questions directly. This all will have an impact on every day life and research. I cannot imagine that his complex will have an impact on education." German Language Wikipedia §31
  1067. "If there's one thing that worries me about artificial intellegence is that it might work too well, especially the use of AI in image editing (see c't 11/2017). Take a daylight picture of city A and a nighttime picture of city B, total both up and you've got city A at nighttime. Pictures have always been altered, but it's a difference if you have to be an expert in that or if you just add up 2 pictures. This has an impact on the pictures that we are using." German Language Wikipedia §32
  1068. "I believe that artificial intelligence makes sense for us. We could for example need an artificial intelligence that looks at Commons pictures and then creates and stores the summary resp. picture description in our future Commons-Wikidata. An artificial intelligence tool, so to say. But that won't be reviving Wikipedia, it's just another tool. It wouldn't be a strategic product, merely a userful tool." German Language Wikipedia §33
  1069. "The theme is not talking about artificial intelligence, but rather tools to facilitate editing, especially a translation tool. With the translation tool Wikipedia could grow faster. And if the information transfer is improved, Wikipedia would be used more often. But what will be an increasing problem is a problem we already have: self-promotion of companies, politicians and other entities." German Language Wikipedia §34
  1070. "This is an important theme as compared to the others, especially regarding our goals in terms of extension of users, contributors or simple readers." French Wikipedia §41
  1071. "The development of learning tools and smart technologies will contribute to improving the quality and reliability of our content in a large scale, increasing our use as an unavoidable reference for all relevant matters." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §14
  1072. "While companies innovate to placate market needs, we have the potential to innovate in well being processes and collective content production processes, allowing for these innovations to resonate in other processes, connected or independent to ours, due to the open nature of our licenses and collaborative dynamics of development." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §15
  1073. "Far better to talk about "smart tools" to assist users to be at their most productive/accurate etc., instead of talking about AIs that could allegedly "write Wikipedia"." English Wikipedia §88
  1074. "Eradicating vandalism in an free editing environment - even by IPs - is impossible. The vandalism is also used to test." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §39
  1075. "The use of technology to help newcomers has already been done with the Visual Editor. We have to move in the same direction." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §42
  1076. "ORES is the future regarding the vandalism detection and also other metrics related to the articles quality. I believe that the technology proposal has to go in the sense of appropriating these tools, develop them and reduce manual work." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §43
  1077. "Using the machine learning algorithms can drastically change aggregating and searching in information, especially in Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikidata. We need to give editors of those projects powerful tools for content analysis." Russian Wikipedia §19
  1078. "In 2030, in my opinion, the progress in translation automatisation will allow us to turn Wikipedia into one global universal encyclopedia, in which a lion’s share of work would be given to bots." Russian Wikipedia §31
  1079. "We can lead technical progress, we can be a hub for technical ideas." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §6
  1080. "Wikipedia has always been a technological model for sharing, and it is good to have this preserved in future." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §34
  1081. "Technological advancement is inextricably linked with Wikipedia." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §35
  1082. "The technical development is a factor the Wikimedia projects have to follow, in order not to be irrelevant." Swedish Wikipedia §4
  1083. "Wikipedia should not be a playground for experiment with new technologies." Swedish Wikipedia §5
  1084. "In the augmented age we need to adapt, become more flexible and use technology for our benefit. The augmented age may be a threat to the existence of the movement." Albanian Wikipedia §3
  1085. "This offers a completely different scale of change, frees the capacity of experienced contributors, and could indirectly reduce some of the friction getting new people involved by reducing the number of "rookie mistakes."" North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group §6
  1086. "None that wouldn’t be covered by the first of the major themes. Also, this is more of a HOW proposal, less a WHAT proposal, meaning that it describes the means necessary to achieve an end. And the end here is “more creative and productive volunteers” – which is in line with theme 1’s claim that a healthy community will lead to flourishing projects under collective care." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §24
  1087. "Currently, advancing in technologies as AI and machine learning might boost quality and accessibility of content significantly and ease online contributions. At the same time it will also be important to become more adaptive to still unknown upcoming technological developments." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §26
  1088. "We will never be technological innovators. Crowd decision processes are far too slow for that. But we can be innovative in the use of technology for free knowledge and digital social processes." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §28
  1089. "As a consequence [of this theme, we will achieve] greater self-knowledge." Iberoconf 2017 §12
  1090. "Inclusion and decision on new technologies." Iberoconf 2017 §14
  1091. "Incorporate artificial intelligence in Wikimedia projects." Iberoconf 2017 §20
  1092. "New technology should facilitate horizontal participation." Iberoconf 2017 §23
  1093. "If we don't keep up with the state-of-the-art, then some other organization will likely leapfrog Wikipedia." English Wikipedia §17
  1094. "We should be reliable and free to all rather than state of the art." English Wikipedia §19
  1095. "Given the speed of computational and AI innovation, a 15-year plan is impossible; we need to focus 1-2 years into the future on this issue instead." English Wikipedia §71
  1096. "We will be leaders in the development of those technologies that will define this new age. Electing not to make a concerted effort within this area leaves development of these technologies entirely to entities who would use it to serve their own interests." Wikidata §35
  1097. "More support for free software." Iberoconf 2017 §13
  1098. "Not engaging with AI progress would be nearly impossible given the state of the world's focus on it." English Wikipedia §72
  1099. "Healthy communities is in total synergy with this theme. Community tends to be splitted into many smaller communities that may not work together. This theme can work if Wikidata breaks the language issues." Wikidata §41
  1100. "More integration with MediaWiki, more easy to use tools and more communication around learning is a must do before any prior work." Wikidata §42
  1101. "It’s definitely NOT opposed to the other subjects. We can build connections between communities by establishing a common vocabulary, and inferring statements from other language Wikipedias." Wikidata §43
  1102. "The future technology directions are non-predictable, so rather shorter 2-3 year strategies are needed in this field.; we should first respond to the real current technical problems and try to resolve them step by step than thinking about Wikipedia on the moon." Polish Wikipedia §18
  1103. a b "This theme is the least important of all five themes. "Healthy and inclusive" was second most important until I reread the "augmented age" theme, so "Healthy and inclusive" becomes the most important theme. Without making the community and the Foundation "healthy and inclusive", how else do we achieve the "augmented age"?; Back to the question, the theme reflects how outdated, buggy, and inefficient the technology of the Foundation is. It should welcome tech savvy people who should connect well with the general population, i.e. average person who know very little about technology.; Relying too much on the theme and A.I. doesn't resolve difficulties between humans and machines. Rather it makes humans too dependent on A.I. If the A.I. becomes dead, how would humans relearn how to use the technology that A.I. would know about?" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §2
  1104. a b "I would say that it's most important, because having information/knowledge is the core of Wikipedia. Technical advancement will mean less busywork for volunteers, thus in a way lessen the need for volunteers, and likewise it will improve accuracy and reliability, while also enabling the increase of Wikipedia's scope and reach." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §22
  1105. "* This theme is one of the prerequisites to accomplish the other themes:* In order to foster healthy, inclusive communities, technology can help users connect with others that have similar interests/points of view; it can also help identify discussions and issues where they could contribute. * To make it a global movement, technology can make WP more accessible so that users with little technical skills can contribute. * For reliability, technology can provide WP readers with mechanically generated references with ratings for credibility, relevance, readability, technical level, etc. It could also scan the Web for new content that may be relevant for certain subjects helping WP authors to maintain contents current and well referenced. *Knowledge ecosystem engagement will require smart technology to automatically bring in to WP suitable content, such as photographs and other media. Also to interface seamlessly with external sources of knowledge so as to extend the scope of the contents in WP and make it the preferred point of entry for study and research." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §47
  1106. a b c "Together with 4 and 5 this theme is important (theme 1 as very important and theme 3 as not so important). This theme forms the basis of expanding Wikipedia more quickly and improving the distribution of knowledge." German Language Wikipedia §35
  1107. "By having new technology actually helps the issue about Human Resources, which means that the Foundation does not spend so much time and money to work for them, but technology helps the work be done in a more easy way." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §17
  1108. "Technological processes determines the way content production organizes itself. The global content production in a collaborative manner is only possible due to web 2.0 tools, and MediaWiki especially." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §16
  1109. "Every technological change will have effects in how editors interact with the projects and we should always ponder how much each innovation facilitates, substitutes, or qualifies the volunteers human work." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §17
  1110. "At the edge, we run the risk of technical advances transforming our projects into a space for robotic production of articles; a scenario that does not seem beneficial to me." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §18
  1111. "We need more smart tools today and, unless we can grow our community of active contributors, we will doubly need smart tools in the future. We need to have better tools and more upskilling of willing contributors. Without a massive increase in tools, Wikipedia articles will descend into a morass of out-of-date information citing deadlinks." English Wikipedia §89
  1112. "This theme could be one of the most important for the coming years. We could need a new interface with focus on simplicity." Dutch Wikipedia §11
  1113. a b "We considered Theme B to be least important. For the Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia projects to flourish and prosper, Themes D and A are more important. For our mission, Theme C is more important. Wikimedia should not lose touch with changes and developments in the technological world, and should meet expectations of readers and users. But we do not consider technological innovation to be a goal per se. We also think it is possible that volunteers will lose interest if 'machines' take over too many tasks," Wikimedia Nederland §17
  1114. "It would be good to be able to update lists and tables in Wikipedia with bots that pull data from Wikidata." Australian Community §8
  1115. "Automation and bots can lighten the load on human editors; this should be done where possible, to improve the editors' experience." Australian Community §8
  1116. "This theme is also somewhat important as better input tools and better interface will make it easier to contribute." Hindi Community Whatsapp discussion §17
  1117. "This theme is important because better tools will enable users to contribute easily." Hindi community one on one discussions §7
  1118. "This theme is important because better tools are necessary to ensure that contributing to the movement is easy and also to ensure editor retention." Hindi community one on one discussions §9
  1119. "Some aspects of the Augmented Age are like double-edged sword: they can potentially bring equal and even bigger harm than benefit. For instance machine translations are still very far from perfect (and, frankly, I believe they will never be), especially in languages from different language families. However, to the people with less knowledge of languages and/or technical abilities (with less understanding of machine translations), this heavily promoted opportunity creates false sense of security, and also contributes to decrease in critical thinking and willingness to make efforts." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §38
  1120. "The introduction of machine translations, as good as they may be, is wrong. Coverage of a variety of knowledge areas, and speed of contribution, are important, but not at the expense of quality. Writing an article is a creative process. The machine translations hinders this process ("Why shall I study a new language, if I can use a machine translation tool?")" Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §39
  1121. "If the technology must improve, then communication and relationships must also improve. If offline communication is not desirable to others, how about audio and/or video communication?" Meta §77
  1122. "This theme would enable us to achieve goal C (truly global movement) faster by increasing the scale of what is possible and reducing barriers to entry for new contributors from poorer regions of the world. Having more "starter" content increases the perceived value of the resource, addressing the "awareness" concern raised above, too." North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group §5
  1123. "Technology development may be too large a problem for it to be fully volunteer-driven." Wikimedia District of Columbia §35
  1124. "Technological developments in the Wikimedia movement will have to take into account the people/ community factor, it needs partnering with innovators in technology and a thoughtful handling of our resources." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §30
  1125. "Technology is getting more and more important. It's also getting resource-intensive. We need to "outsource" our technology needs by building a partnership of organizations needing a collaborative knowledge production platform, and evolving our current technology to be that platform." Wikimedia Foundation staff §88
  1126. "One shouldn't exaggerate the automation so that the expenditure doesn't get to vast. Technology is useful, but don't lose sight on 'knowledge'." German Language Wikipedia §36
  1127. "Manual editing is obsolete in comparison with programming, and programming is obsolete in comparison to AI." English Wikipedia §22
  1128. "Don't allow AI edit Wikimedia projects, because it can outsmart us." English Wikipedia §23
  1129. "Ensure that the projects keeps their humanized aspect, at the service of its users, and not robotized and automated to excess." French Wikipedia §13
  1130. "The community appreciates innovations if allows improvement of content. Innovation is not an end in itself, and new tools (e.g. media viewer) should not be imposed over the old. There should be different tools for reader and for editors. Software against vandalism would be useful but they need to have a very low percentage of false positives. We need to be able to create ebooks onwiki." Italian Wikipedia §51
  1131. "Users are not against innovation. If something that is good for contributors is developed they use it. If they do not use something (e.g. visual editor) it is because it is not useful for them." Italian Wikipedia §52
  1132. "The fact that something is new does not necessarily mean that it is an advancement." Italian Wikipedia §53
  1133. "Developers [sometimes] don't understand the need of the community, but the community is "luddite". It is normal for websites to change the user interface without discussing it with the community and ignoring protests. There is a significant technological gap so that now it is difficult to innovate, because new features don't work with everything that exists, or work just for someone." Italian Wikipedia §54
  1134. "The new technology will surely be harder on the bandwidth, so we need to cut down on gimmicks and concentrate on economy and reliability." Meta §24
  1135. "If AI were able to write articles we should welcome them. The purpose here is sharing knowledge, not our personal satisfaction." Italian Wikipedia §81
  1136. "Even if robots were able to write articles human intervention will still be needed to check notability, relevance, reliability of sources and NPOV. It is possible that human editors will spend more time in talk pages and less time writing articles." Italian Wikipedia §82
  1137. "New technology will appear and we will have to apply it -- The only thing we can do is to have an open mind." Spanish Wikipedia §29
  1138. "We should not reduce effort in human communication even if we are willing to increase effort in technology." Meta §66
  1139. "IRC is not friendly at all, so features more similar to social networks should be implemented, which are familiar to different target audiences." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §22
  1140. "We must focus on real issues such as anti-vandal tools, instead on focusing on secondary details such as shape and color of buttons" Polish Wikipedia §19
  1141. "* We can't tell whether the Foundation's projects will survive by 2030. Wikipedia needs sister projects for balance. To combat imbalance, the world needs those projects to survive by 2030. Without them, how else will Wikipedians address poor quality, bureaucracy, and lack of creativity? * Wikinews needs a huge revamp to be more productive and inviting to original reporters. Its technology is old, its rules are becoming stagnant, and its community is very limited. Very little is published every day. Nevertheless, people complain every day how dead and useless the project is. One person has stood up for the project and worked hard every day to help the project survive. The limited community of Wikinews felt offended by the negative statements about the project and found them mostly inaccurate. Wikinews's stale editing doesn't ease but increases tensions between Wikinews and Wikipedia communities. If Wikinews starts to become more edit-friendly and newbie-friendly, maybe Wikipedians can stop complaining about Wikinews. * People should stop preventing creativity, stop hostility, and stop honing rules. Instead, they should reduce burdensome rules and start becoming more creative with ideas and content. * The theme does not resolve civility. Rather it prevents editors from collaborating well with others. This theme has premise but does not help people stop tensions among existing communities." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §3
  1142. "We would need to stop thinking what to write. That's not good." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §14
  1143. "Increasing moderation to streamline might mean making contributing to projects more difficult or less accessible at times, but I can't make that determination as I have little experience in related fields, so to speak." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §37
  1144. "WMF should spend more time and money for the AI development. It will help us with correcting the new entry on Wiki." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §18
  1145. "AI improvements will result in great development for Wikisource." Italian Wikipedia §84
  1146. "AI development will result in more uniformity between different language editions of Wikipedia, or we will just translate and adjust English articles." Italian Wikipedia §85
  1147. "Old users often do not welcome technological innovation." Italian Wikipedia §88
  1148. "We need to explain technological innovation also to users who write content but are not computer experts." Italian Wikipedia §89
  1149. "Computers are better than us in repetitive tasks, they don't complain, don't sleep and should be easy to use. They will help us in contributing to Wikimedia projects." Italian Wikipedia §93
  1150. "The social media use is vital to attract new people. If there is low retention it is precisely because we expect newcomers to adapt to an unfriendly platform, rather than adapting the interface to the new times." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §33
  1151. "The user sandbox use is not sufficiently documented, because it is relatively recent, and the tutors system could also give a turn around." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §38
  1152. "Instead of build-up in the size of communities we need to give practical tools for automatisation of search, aggregation and analysis of information." Russian Wikipedia §21
  1153. "These machine translations: kill them with fire." Dutch Wikipedia §14
  1154. "MediaWiki has clearly been written by programmers, and its editing mode not appealing to non-tech contributors." Australian Community §4
  1155. "We may have to spend less on Wikipedia grants on highly and mid-developed countries." Vietnamese Wikipedia §22
  1156. "Do not give full power to the machines. This could cause defections in the editing process. It is therefore important to find the right balance between man and machine." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §5
  1157. "Make readjustments, not trade-offs, but improve what already works." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §6
  1158. "Proposals for the development of technological advances in editing tools and use of projects should be given in a much more consensual way, without one point of view weighing on another." Iberoconf 2017 §15
  1159. "Changes in the interrelation of Wikipedia with other tools that allow free-licensed content are necessary." Iberoconf 2017 §16
  1160. "Automation will allow us to make massive quality improvements and drive our talent to where it can add the most value." English Wikipedia §24
  1161. "Provide a place to talk about the issue and eliminate meaningless chatter from those who have no understanding." English Wikipedia §25
  1162. "Wikimedia projects are becoming glowingly more difficult for blind and visually impaired people: we need to work to solve this as best as possible." Italian Wikipedia §15
  1163. "There should be a Wikipedia mobile fever as there was a Pokemon go fever." Italian Wikipedia §18
  1164. "Google Maps ask you if you want to take and upload photos of monuments around you: Wikimedia should do the same." Italian Wikipedia §19
  1165. "We need to work on spoken articles and/or text-to-speech technologies for the visually impaired." Italian Wikipedia §26
  1166. "Make sure to give adequate support and PR attention to AI projects like ORES" English Wikipedia §73
  1167. "Make the content more dynamic and facilitate translation by active contributors." French Wikipedia §35
  1168. "I propose to directly use social media like Facebook and Twitter. If we are realistic, people use them more than anything, and they know how to use them. If we implement communication channels managed by volunteers there, people would have it much easier." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §24
  1169. "Technology should be a tool to make the things we want. We can't let technology do things for itself, as it would decide what to do, and that's is a bad idea." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §15
  1170. "Don't do anything in this area unless formally requested by a community" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §58
  1171. "There likely needs to be some thought put into humanizing any technological increases." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §68
  1172. "You will work most effectively using well established technology. Immature technology will just burn lots of time and money." German Language Wikipedia §37
  1173. "We should also mention mobility in the next 15 years. What will it be like in the next 15 years? Mobility will definitely increase and we should be prepared for it." Chinese Community - Individual interviews §19
  1174. "More automation is needed. As many as possible work should be automated. Not only simple cleaning and editing tasks but also maching people of similar interest or having appropriate skill for needed tasks, so AI could find them and ask for help." Polish Wikipedia §31
  1175. "Accessibility should be an element to be considered permanently in Wikipedia's technological development, both in its reading and editing phase. Maintaining the right standards for the most common reading software for people with different abilities is substantial to keep it available to more people." Spanish Wikipedia §33
  1176. "Automatic tasks and innovation should also be promoted to more actors who wish to support the improvement of the experience for those who write and maintain Wikipedia. WMF's speech in the search for innovation and automation is usually read-oriented, but the editing work is the other half of the project." Spanish Wikipedia §34
  1177. "ORES, an API that uses artificial intelligence to catalog editions on Wikimedia is invaluable for combating vandalism." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §40
  1178. "The vandalism and technology issue is complicated. Bots don't detect the same thing as a human and often reverses good editions. That is something that technology and AI should aim at -- improving the level of vandalism recognition." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §41
  1179. "Give attention to tools for reusing content from other language editions (both by readers and editors), for automatisation of routine tasks, for removing duplication of efforts (share existing tools amongst ourselves). " Russian Wikipedia §17
  1180. "If we want to have more non-technical content we will have to have more tools that are easy to use for users. The Visual Editor is one step, but it has to be improved." Dutch Wikipedia §12
  1181. "Relationship between wikiprojects needs to be more clearly signed in projects for new users and irregular readers." Australian Community §5
  1182. "Continue automation and improve bots etc. to take the load of robotic edits away from humans" Australian Community §4
  1183. "Attract people (contributors and editors) who don't engage so well with text-heavy content." Australian Community §2
  1184. "The dissemination of technological infrastructure and individual gadgets facilitates the contribution. But it enables vandalisms, too." Wikimedians of Bulgaria UG §41
  1185. "It must become much easier to upload pictures to Wikimedia Commons. It nowadays works only for those who are often doing that, but not for myself. I am a senior citizen and was inactive for 2 years because of illness." Dutch Email Survey §1
  1186. "redesign the interaction with the site; the barrier to participation is just too high." Wikimedia Commons §6
  1187. "Wikipedia's early success was because the wiki format was easier to contribute to than a Web-1.0 website which needed domain/hosting/HTML setup. But it's harder than Web-2.0 technologies. There are now many other crowdsourced projects or social media platforms people can contribute to if they get frustrated by Wikipedia." Wikimedia District of Columbia §11
  1188. "The statement as written focuses overly specifically on machine learning and translation. This is perhaps overly specific and controversial for a high-level strategy statement. It also omits clear mention of usability." Wikimedia District of Columbia §12
  1189. "The Foundation technology staff should be accountable to the other parts of the community." Wikimedia District of Columbia §14
  1190. "Let's abandon any explicit or implicit depiction of volunteers as “optimizable assets”. People do not need help to be creative. It will not be wise to make a 10-15 year prediction of what we think editors will need to be more productive. As a movement, we may be of service by providing ever more options to pick from or better invitations to contribute, but that’s about usability and service – not about getting more and better results from people. Optimizing people’s output is what the Matrix is about, not Wikipedia." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §34
  1191. "It needs a discussion if the system has to be absolutely intuitive or if volunteers need to learn new skills or both." Wikimedia Deutschland (staff) §37
  1192. "Machine translation cannot solve everything. We should also consider how to improve human translating ability." Wikimedians of Korea User Group §2
  1193. "Thesedays, everyone has their own smart phone. Unfornately, it is sitll hard to contribute to the articles with the device. We should be able to use the same functions with all of types of devices." Wikimedians of Korea User Group §4
  1194. "We need the foundation to take ownership of programs and allocate resources (dedicated manpower & money) to develop technical tools that will help support and sustain all programs (EDU, GLAM, Med, Women, events, contests, etc)" Wiki in Education §7
  1195. "Explore the possibility of improving machine translation." Iberoconf 2017 §24
  1196. "Provide better translation software and infrastructure around it so that users of the smallest languages could learn encyclopedic information in their language." Meta §36
  1197. "It is perfectly possible to have simultaneous translation in several languages on the Wikimedia global conferences." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §6
  1198. "Support translations and remove multilingual barriers so that different people could communicate more easily." Wikidata §14
  1199. "If we're truly global, people will find it easier to stay in touch with and belonging to the community, even when they move to new cities or countries." Australian Community §4
  1200. "Good translation software will create knowledge. The editors will only edit the knowledge that has been created." Wikimedia Israel §21
  1201. "We need to hold conferences divided by regions" Wikimedia Israel §25
  1202. "Affiliates also provide infrastructure support to help scale our shared strategic work - working as nodes in our worldwide movement network." Affiliations Committee §29
  1203. "We are an international movement." Affiliations Committee §31
  1204. "If the Foundation wants to achieve theme "A", it should travel all over the world learning about different cultures, backgrounds, languages, and values." Meta §83
  1205. "New communities need more support than just an incubator wiki. They need process and programs to encourage leadership and to support others to join them. If we are not culturally and emotionally aware and sensitive that other cultures around the world are different, then we will create friction and disappointment as we try to become more global in our participation." Wikimedia Foundation staff §112
  1206. "All the themes are interdependent, and [theme B] and "fun" are two of the more important things that may help attract more readers in countries who have been less present on Wikipedia. For years, Wikipedians debated about the introduction of a visual editor, and wikitext. Wikitext was seen as a kind of badge of honor. As more people get involved from around the world, technology innovation is even more important." Wikimedia Foundation staff §117
  1207. "User retention metrics can not be only for English projects, because it is a biased view. This causes many people to find difficult to identify with the Wikimedia achievements because these appear to be exclusively those of English speakers." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §1
  1208. "Stop supporting oppressive government. Boycott oppressive governments. Defund unneeded chapters and determine whether creating chapters around the world is necessary." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §255
  1209. "Stop restricting the growth of the number of chapters, stop restricting the growth of chapters, reduce the size of the central organization" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §313
  1210. "We need to deal better with innovation in the platforms. Many good ideas didn't succeed because they weren't handled in a good way or because of the opposition of the community (e.g. visual editor). As wikipedians we need to more active and proactive in asking for technological changes taking into account the needs of new users. Developers need to be able to discuss and realize propals in a short time." Italian Wikipedia §91
  1211. "To became a truly global movement we need to establish a system of parity in decision-making positions for editors from rich and poor countries. This may create uncertainty in the projects, however." Portuguese Wikipedia Village Pump §21
  1212. "The importance of understanding global/regional miscommunication. For national and regional voices to be adequately represented in the global movement, and understanding the trade-offs that come with this." Australian Community §8
  1213. "There is nothing that we are doing today would get stopped if we focus on this theme. But there might be some alternation in programmatic requirements or certain areas of our movement in order to achieve this, i.e. we have to consider the needs and issues of those communities while designing programs/projects and managing the increase in budget if required." Affiliations Committee §37
  1214. "We might need to stop laying too much stress on conferences like Wikimania and focus more on regional conferences" Affiliations Committee §39
  1215. "We will expand our partnerships within and outside of our movement so that more people who are good at doing things like technology, grants, talent acquisition, so that more folks can fill those spaces." Affiliations Committee §40
  1216. "Breaking border and language barriers, especially at international meetings." Wikimedia Community User C%C3%B4te d%27Ivoire Strategy meet-up Abidjan June 10, 2017 §5
  1217. "Reduce language barriers: hire translators or volunteers." Iberoconf 2017 §36
  1218. "[Stop] Focusing on features that are only useable by a small segment of our user base." Wikimedia Foundation staff §124
  1219. "Some users are scared by empty articles: with help from Wiktionary and Wikidata articles from major Wikipedias could me imported on minor Wikipedias, then encouraging people to translate." Italian Wikipedia §6
  1220. "Translation tool is complex and should be improved." Italian Wikipedia §32
  1221. "Run empiric experiments to find out whether specific strategies work." Wikidata §18
  1222. "We should establish an "English Friendly Policy" which recommends speakers at the movement conferences to speak slowly, not using local words, gags and jokes and explaining the complex concepts." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §8
  1223. "If we want to improve the language exchange, we need to improve the translation tool, which is currently infamous." Spanish-speaking community - Telegram group §12
  1224. "local participation" Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §269
  1225. "Work towards having a local organization in every country in the world, and in every State in the US, for example. Follow the lead by Amical: a local organization that actually organizes the majority of Catalan speaking editors. Don't do anything in SF what can be done by a local organization." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors §314
  1226. "Increase the visibility of incubator." Cycle 2 Survey Collectors