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The use of Wikipedia by doctors for their information needs[edit]

This is a proposal for a research project to study the relationship between Wikipedia and the information needs of doctors. The community's knowledge and feedback is more than appreciated!

New board member[edit]

I would like to propose User:Keilana as a board member. (for vote by the current board)


Have all of you logged into Meta recently, or are you handling this offwiki? WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:27, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

I have alerts set up but I clearly missed this one. We definitely need Keilana on (the) board! JFW (talk) 09:57, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

African language editions[edit]

Noting some good work has been done on ebola information on several African language editions, am hoping to aid to expand that effort, to for example, and assist in facilitating more on other health topics. Have raised the issue of the Bambara Wikipedia in conversation on another topic with a representative of the Mali Health Organizing Project (which evidently collaborates with the Dokotoro Project).--A12n (talk) 19:19, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Kudos! Really relevant stuff with a big potential to make a difference. MistyMorn (talk) 11:45, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Note also this initiative by Guaka: W:User:Guaka/ebola.--A12n (talk) 13:27, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Let me know if you need any help on the English side of things. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:39, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Widernet liason?[edit]

I just stumbled upon Widernet, a group that is engaged in making a subset of the internet's content available on local servers where the net itself is not available or where bandwidth is very dear. Wikipedia content (all of it) is included. Many of these servers are going to isolated villages. Disk images are periodically updated at pragmatic intervals. They also have a med-focussed subset they are distributing on 32 Gb SD-cards. It might be useful to explore what is possible for closing the loop, to allow feedback from the field to reach WPMed editors in a structured way. Do we have someone who gets near Chapel Hill, NC occasionally? LeadSongDog (talk) 20:11, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Lead. Will email them. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:49, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Combined our logos[edit]

Logo for Wiki Project Med Foundation

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:40, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

For reasons of legibility, you might want to make the artwork smaller relative to the words. Commonly, you want the width of the artwork to be no more than two-thirds the width of the words, but it depends (a lot) on the length of the words and the exact use (e.g., letterhead vs the corner of a webpage). Then you can make the overall image large enough to read it without the artwork taking over the page. WhatamIdoing (talk) 21:53, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Would love to see improvements. Not exactly sure what you mean though? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:52, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Look at the logo in the upper left corner of this page. The word "WIKIMEDIA" is wider than the circle—it sticks out on the sides. You should try the same thing with this logo. Make the circle smaller (or the words bigger; the end result is the same) to get a better balance. WhatamIdoing (talk) 04:39, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Translate tags[edit]

I find these really annoying and have no idea how they work. Anyone else? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:38, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

I find them annoying, but I know how they work. Do you have questions? WhatamIdoing (talk) 21:48, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
I do not know what to think other than I do not understand them. At Wikimedia LGBT/Portal someone developed a complicated translation system which can be seen at the top of the page. I am more worried about not knowing best practices for translation than I am about trying to recruit translators; I feel like if project pages like this made it easier then people actually would step up and translate. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:01, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Formal affiliation with the Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation provides various affiliation schemes through which community organizations can partner with the Wikimedia Foundation and its network of affiliated community groups. I just read that the affiliations committee signaled approval that Wiki Project Med be a Wikimedia user group. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:03, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations and welcome![edit]

Congratulations on your recent recognition as a user group! We wanted to let you know about this tool for Wikimedia organizations (including user groups) that was just recently developed, in case you are interested in participating in the first phase of the project. We are collecting a first round of responses until 21 December: Organizational_effectiveness/Tool. We wanted to let you know about the tool, since as a newer group, we may not have reached out to you yet.

If your group is interested in participating, but has questions, we'd be happy to help you get started. Just contact me on my user page or send me a note at orgeffectiveness at wikimedia dot org. Cheers and welcome, Winifred Olliff (FDC Support Team) talk 19:13, 15 December 2014 (UTC)