Talk:Wikimedia Canada

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Protected wiki[edit]

I just wanted to voice my annoyance at the fact that http://wikimedia.ca/ is protected from anonymous editing. The fact that users can't participate in discussions on the wiki without registering is unfortunate, in my opinion. (Also, there is a significant amount of spamming going on, which can't be easily blanked and marked for deletion...) --Yair rand 07:18, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes Wiki UK requires the same. Maybe we could look at running pending changes to deal with the spam.--Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:39, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Wikimedia Australia also prevents anon edits, because we dont (yet) have the resources to deal with spam and legal problems which can arise on a wiki (e.g. libel, participation by children, copyright). We previously only allowed members to edit, however we have recently opened the wiki to non-members, but they can only edit talk pages. I think WMIT currently only allows members to edit. John Vandenberg 07:51, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
If I'm not mistaken, the chapters whose websites are hosted by the Foundation (WMPL, WMSE, WMUA, WMUS-NYC, WMRS, WMFI and WMUK, and if I forget any others please accept my apologies in advance) should allow editing by anyone with an account on any Wikimedia Foundation wiki. --Sky Harbor (talk) 12:02, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Canadian Aboriginal Languages Wikipedia Coordination[edit]

Just a quick note to let you know of the creation of Canadian Aboriginal Languages Wikipedia Coordination. Thanks you, Welalin, Amqui 18:49, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

GLAM activities and WM Canada[edit]

Hello Canadian chapter, this is The Interior writing from the GLAM Boot camp in Washington, D.C. There are three Canadian attendees, and we are discussing the role of WM Canada in GLAM activities. WM D.C. has taken a strong role in GLAM training and co-ordination. We are wondering what the current members of WMC feel about future GLAM support and co-ordination. The chapter could have at least three more active members if GLAM becomes a strategic priority, and this could in turn bring in more participation. The non-profit status of the chapter is important in terms of receiving funds for activities. What is the current state of WM Canada's tax status? Thanks in advance, The Interior (talk) 14:37, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia LGBT[edit]

Wikimedia LGBT outreach logo.svg Wikimedia LGBT
Wikimedia LGBT is a proposed thematic organization that seeks to promote the development of content on Wikimedia projects which is of interest to LGBT communities. Proposed activities include outreach at LGBT events, Wikimania and other Wikimedia events, an international campaign called Wiki Loves Pride, and work on safe space policies, among other collaborations and interwiki projects. Active Wikimedians are welcome to join this cause! Please consider adding your name as a participant/supporter. Current tasks include translating pages, building a strong framework here at Meta, and achieving user group status (with the eventual goal of becoming a thematic organization). Your feedback is welcome on the discussion page.

--Another Believer (talk) 17:20, 1 November 2013 (UTC)