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Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll openEdit

Hi there,

You are receiving this message because you voiced your opinion at the Request for Comment on the Wikimedia Travel Guide.

The proposed naming poll opened a few days ago and you can vote for as many of the proposed names as you wish, if you are eligible. Please see Travel Guide/Naming Process for full details on voting eligibility and how the final name will be selected. Voting will last for 14 days, and will terminate on 16 October at 06:59:59 UTC.

Thanks, Thehelpfulone 22:01, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

InspireEdit

Hi Metallurgist, I'd like to send you a kind caution about your engagement on the IdeaLab pages for the Inspire Campaign. I understand that you do not support this campaign, or the goal of increasing participation of women, or WMF providing funds to do so. That is totally fine to have your strong stance.

I want to clarify a misconception that you have: Inspire Grants are not "quotas" that require more women; nor are they "affirmative action" that somehow relaxes our policies to permit women to edit. What it does, instead, is offer people with ideas funding to support experimental projects that will create a more inviting and hospitable editing environment for more people than we currently have.

If you don't like that idea, again, that's fine. However it is not ok to go around repeating the falsehood that this campaign is in anyway forcing women to edit or corrupting Wikipedia's standards to facilitate more women editing.

If you do want to share thoughts 'against' this campaign, there is a place for you to do that:

Grants talk:IdeaLab/Inspire/Meta

I'd also like you to review the Friendly Space Expectations for IdeaLab and the Inspire Campaign, because they might be slightly different than what you've encountered in other wiki environments.

Grants:IdeaLab/Friendly_space

Finally, I want to invite you to participate in a positive way by helping support the proposals that might have the greatest impact. Or, if you just hate this whole thing, then I'd encourage you to just leave others to their work. Gender diversity is not everyone's goal; however, there is something important about respecting that it is some people's goal, and it's quite ok for different groups to simultaneously pursue different goals in relative peace.

Best, Keilana|Parlez ici 01:12, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Please fill out our Inspire campaign surveyEdit

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Many thanks,

Jmorgan (WMF) (talk), on behalf of the IdeaLab team.

23:34, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

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