See also: User talk:Austin/Archive I
Wikimedia Stories Project 
My name is Victor Grigas, I'm a storyteller at the Wikimedia foundation and we're working on gathering stories from Wikipedia editors, users, donors and staff to paint a picture of who uses Wikipedia for communication and fundraising purposes. I asked Lennart Guldbrandsson who might be interesting to speak to and he sent me your name. I'd be interested in speaking with you either over the phone or by Skype if you are interested in participating in the project.
Wikimedia Venezuela 
I am writing to ask you a question regarding the status of our still pending request of Wikimedia Venezuela to become a local Wikimedia Chapter. We have started gathering people and ideas since October 2010, organised a series of lectures for Wikipedia TEN. Our proposed bylaws have been reviewed by members of the ChapCom as early as May 2011. We were informed that in June-July 2011, our proposal was scheduled to be submitted to voting and, as of October 2, 2011, we are yet to receive a notification, either approval, rejection, suggestions...we have received only silence. What is going on? What has delayed the ChapCom to close the voting on our case? Working groups in other countries have submitted their proposals/requests to form a local WikimediaChapter more or less at the same time that we did, and they have been approved already. Why not Wikimedia Venezuela? What is wrong with us? If we were told what is wrong with us, we could work it out and fix whatever is needed...but with no input, we are left sitting in the waiting room for months..
Could you please tell us what is delaying our approval? What do we have to do?
Our people (37) is anxious and wondering what is going on. We were more people, but we feel dissapointed and discouraged, and this doesn't help us at all. Could you please give us an update?
Many, many thanks in advance from Venezuela.
--Jewbask 01:30, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Wikimedia Türkiye 
I am fully aware of Step-by-step chapter creation guide so I will not bore you off with the trivial questions.
There will be a meeting on the matter this November with the local community and I was wondering which issues you'd recommend be addressed first. I am curious which issues normally cause difficulties when chapters are formed. I'd like to bring attention to these issues before the meeting so that adequate thought is put into them.
Also I would like to join the mailing list but it does not seem to be listed at the grand list. I am guessing it is probably private but I was wondering if I could be an observer perhaps.