I hope you won't take this badly, but as a native English-speaker I find the writing at Wikimedia_Summit_2020/Program_Design_Process very stiff. I understand that you wrote it in an official capacity, so I hesitate to "be bold" in editing, but I'd like to take a shot at it. Would you rather I edit it directly, propose edits on the talk page, or do something else?

I haven't yet looked closely at the other related pages, but I suspect similar remarks will apply.

(Please ping me when responding: I don't keep a watchlist on Meta. Thanks.) - Jmabel (talk) 02:13, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Jmabel:,
Of course, I know, that me writing such a text in an official capacity gives the languages always a kind of stiff tone – I'm sorry for that. If you like you can of course go over it, as long as you don't change the meaning of the text. :) I'll have a look at it afterwards and might (re-)correct some things. Best regards, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 15:48, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
I took a shot at it, mostly removing passive voice and avoiding constructions that read awkwardly in English. There is one place (which I've marked) where the prior language was ambiguous. Please have a look and reword to indicate which of three possible meanings is what you actually intended. - Jmabel (talk) 16:49, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, @Jmabel:! --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
There is one sentence that I think is still quite confusing: "The conference will carry conversations from the movement strategy process further into the future; the conference is continually being developed in conjunction with structural changes that will also support the organized part of the movement to successfully implement the strategic direction in programmatic work." I think the most confusing thing here is, does "will carry … further into the future" just mean that it will continue the conversations, or does it mean that it will be focused on planning strategy for the more distant future than what has previously been planned? - Jmabel (talk) 17:10, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Summit/Wikipedians of Los AngelesEdit

Hello Cornelius!

Wikimedians of Los Angeles isn't appearing on the Wikisummit participants list. I submitted the application on December 17. Is there something else we need to do? We are psyched to be there! Thanks, Julie JSFarman (talk) 19:24, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi @JSFarman:,
almost all registrations came last minute. While it takes a while to process all of them, Wikimedia Deutschland's office was closed over the holidays. We will get backt you by next week. Cheers, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 20:44, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi again @Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE):. Just checking back in on this. Thanks! JSFarman (talk) 20:14, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
@JSFarman:: Indeed, we did not get any registration from you – have you got a registration confirmation from us? Please register as soon as possible. Best regards, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 12:37, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
@Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE): - That is so odd. But I must have neglected to select "submit" (or something) because I didn't get a confirmation. I'll register today. Thanks for looking into it and thanks for the patience! JSFarman (talk) 18:52, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion toolsEdit

19:05, 8 April 2020 (UTC)


I was telling Kristopher L. how much I missed the Summit this year, and as your name came up we both agreed you're a pleasure to work with. Hope all is well, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:54, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

@Elitre (WMF): Awwwww, thank so you much! --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 12:35, 23 April 2020 (UTC)