Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 2/Summary 11th to 21st May/by community

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  • The Arabic Community discussion (7s) mostly focused on theme A and E. They also thought regarding theme D that local wiki's content quality is low and they should focus on improving them first rather than developing technologies and making institutional partnerships.(§Ar1) Some users agreed that theme A is an important one but they also think it should not be our priority, (§Ar2) while other think that a potential tool to help increase community's health could be to unify policies across wikis (§Ar3). Some suggested that Wikimedia Foundation should also fund and host specific study to explore the motives of Wikipedia contributors from emerging communities.(§Ar4) Users stressed that theme E is the most important theme for the fact that it has the potential to combine the other four all together (§Ar6) and we should also work on other themes. (§Ar7)
  • The English Wikipedia discussion (63s) mostly focused on theme A, B and D. Regarding theme A, they said we could lead the way in collaborative, online digital humanities, (§EN1) With training and leadership, build self-sustaining teams to solve problems.(§EN3), they also mentioned clique, cooperation (§EN4) and building tools to track changes and learn how various policies change the healthiness of our community. (§EN11) When talking about theme B, they stressed that with automation, we could drive out inadequately sourced content, provide better-sourced content, and be more reliable;(§EN13) they also fear that if we don't keep up with the state-of-the-art, then some other organization will likely leapfrog Wikipedia.(§EN17) Though some users said, We should be reliable and free to all rather than state of the art. (§EN19) This theme may also be the driving factor of other themes (§EN21), Partnership is also essential for this theme, because help from people proficient in AI would save a lot of our time. (§EN28) They also emphasis on coverage, development of Wikipedia content, (§EN29) outreach (§EN33), new approach (§EN34) and awareness (§EN31) regarding theme C. Based on the source page information most users talked about theme D and they think it should be priority.(§EN47) (§EN48) (§EN49). They also discussed about GLAM partnership (§EN56), reliability (§EN54) (§EN55), verifiability (§EN56) and collaboration.(§EN62) (§EN63)
  • French Wikipedia discussion (4s) focused on theme A and one user said that the impact would be positively huge (§FR1), get Wikimedia projects to known to each other better,(§FR2) make projects more inter-connected (§FR3) and know more about other languages and cultures.(§FR4)
  • German Language Wikipedia (19s) discussion mostly focused on theme A and they also have some concern about these themes. While one participant commented on theme A that strategically it is important (§DE1) and another participant preferred a strategy for the next 5 years or shorter instead of 13 years or so.(§DE2) Rest of the participants who commented on theme A have some concerns such as power structure of WMF, (§DE11) phrasing,(§DE12) productive dissent (§DE13) and suggested that the text of this theme ought to be restructured, structured into single measures.(§DE16) One Participant on theme D discussion said that Wikipedia cannot be a source, (§DE17) though another participant disagreed (§DE18). One user thinks it is too ambitious but achievable (§DE19). There are few other comments on overall thematic statements and they have some serious concerns about these themes.(§DE2) (§DE4) (§DE5) (§DE6) (§DE7) (§DE8) (§DE9)
  • Italian Wikipedia (35s) mostly focused on theme A, B, C and E. Some of the contributors think that theme A is important because it is the engine/heart of everything Wikipedia was and should be (§IT4) and by having a healthy community we could also be a good political example for others.(§IT3) Regarding theme B, participants discussed that technological improvements are necessary especially tool improvements for blind and visually impaired people and (§IT15) (§IT26) development of easy mobile interface (§IT17) (§IT18) (§IT19) and some kind of integration among OpenStreetMap, Wikidata and Commons.(§IT27) According to source statistics, most users engaged in theme C discussion and they think in order to become a truly global movement we should invest more resources in emerging countries (§IT5) and social environment of our projects be improved. (§IT14) They also discussed that we can support the knowledge ecosystem by citing best sources but sometimes they are expensive and we do not have access, (§IT33) Failed projects should be closed (§IT29) and translation tool should be improved. (§IT31) About theme D, they discussed, we should be less inclusive (§IT35) and have to work to improve our reliability (§IT24). Some participants commented on theme E that Wikipedia should continue not to accept original research (§IT23) though people often do but it's dangerous for us (§IT22) because we do not have editorial control which is capable of dealing with it.(§IT23)
  • Meta (57s) participants especially focused on theme A, B and C though there were few comments on other two. Participants commented on theme A that it is the foundation of other themes, (§Meta1) suitable for sister projects, (§Meta2) WMF can support diversity financially, (§Meta5), some users also suggested to collaborate with other organizations. (§Meta14) (§Meta15) Regarding theme B they commented that it should not be our primary goal, (§Meta16) this theme might impact meta. (§Meta19) Some users also voiced that we should improve quality first (§Meta21) while others suggested that if we want to stay relevant in the future world we should give importance to this theme. (§Meta22) There were various suggestions regarding theme C such as new project creation, (§Meta30) focusing on global south, (§Meta32) community support, (§Meta33) (§Meta34) collaborations, (§Meta37) reducing the irrelevant weight and (§Meta39) (§Meta40) giving read only access to tor projects, (§Meta42) Meta participants also commented on theme E and D that we can be the integration point between the expert communities and the general public; (§Meta50) Develop protocols, tech, support, and possibly grants for making it easier to interface with other ecosystem communities (§Meta54) and creating some kind of hybrid platforms. (§Meta55)
  • Polish Wikipedia (14s) users mostly discussed theme A, C, D and E. Theme A discussion focused on simplifaction of language, (§PL3) stronger technical support for devoted Wikipedians (§PL8), examination of conscience (§PL9) though one participant fear that it is not clearly stated. (§PL4) Main opinions on theme C were if more people can access knowledge it will bring people together, (§PL1) original input in local languages (§PL2) and better translation tool. (§PL6) Participants discussed on theme D pointed out that we should avoid knowledge imperialism (§PL12) and established as most trusted source of knowledge is nearly impossible (§PL13) while on theme E they commented that Wikipedia should be neutral and cover less popular content even if it is not liked by experts (§PL7) and should continue NPOV (§PL14).
  • Spanish Wikipedia (17s) users mostly focused on theme B, C, and D. If we follow theme B we could achieve quality automatic translations, apply Wikidata to education, (§ES4) and they think that it is the most relevant theme. (§ES3) Both closed and open training, supplementary or extension activities (§ES5), education (§ES6) should be developed to improve this theme. On theme C someone thinks that aspiration is very attractive at a theoretical level but hard and slow to achieve in practice (§ES7) and priority should be less (§ES8). We could build trust among others if we follow theme D (§ES10), participants also beleive that it is an important topic. (§ES11) (§ES16) They suggested that we should promote our projects (§ES13) and chapters can help to put this theme into action. (§ES14) Spanish speaking community - Telegram group (7s) focused on theme C and they said that prioritize English in everything need to be stopped. (§ES1)-(§ES5) (§ES7)
  • Wikidata (33s) participants mostly focused on theme A, C, D and E. They commented if we follow theme A our data would be improved in terms of diversity and quality, (§DATA1) they also think it should be the primary goal. (§DATA4) The discussion on theme B focused on data mining, tools,(§DATA9) and virtual reality. (§DATA10) If we follow theme C we'll have diversity on our organization. (§DATA13) they also discussed about way of approach, (§DATA15) UX (§DATA16) and empiric experiments. (§DATA18) By following follow theme D we can centralization people, (§DATA21) host high quality knowledge (§DATA22) and simplify our language. (§DATA25) Regarding theme E some participants commented that Wikidata can't play a significant role in education, because it has no space for explanations, (§DATA28) to improvise we have to provide a coherent knowledge (§DATA29) by controlling our content in a more strict way. (§DATA31)