Grants talk:APG

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The Annual Plan Grants process is meant to be community led, and the community is encouraged to actively participate. If you have a question or feedback that you would like to provide,

Revisions during comment period[edit]

Hi Winifred Olliff (FDC Support Team), over at Individual Engagement Grants we allow proposers to make changes in response to comments during the community comment phase. I feel that proposals generally improve in quality as a result of these changes. I am wondering what the thinking is behind the requirement that APG proposers must not revise their proposals during the October comment period. Thanks, --Pine 18:25, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Grants:APG outdated[edit]

"will be submitted by eligible organizations by 1 October 2014!" --Nemo 07:57, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Missing template[edit]

I hope it's ok: Template:2014-2015 round2. --Aubrey (talk) 21:23, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Adding data guidelines?[edit]

I appreciate the reduced reporting requirements for next year - that seems much less duplicative of the work that already goes into annual reports!

Have people considered detailed guidelines on how and where to share data about programs? Making machine-readable data about programs highly visible — in a continuous stream, where appropriate — has many advantages. It can provide a feedback loop while programs are in progress, and allows for others to analyse and support the work. It is also something that benefits from attention at the start of a project; once it is over this may no longer be possible.

Providing structured data access also doesn't seem to be a standard part of current annual reports, so guidance would be helpful. (This is true of the WMF also: while the Foundation has a basic dashboard that offers some reader and editor data, that does not provide structured data for many core projects; including core priorities such as speed, quality and participation by underrepresented groups.) SJ talk  16:04, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

I learned about Gangadevi and her book Madura Vijayam - Madurai Sultanate page ! Wikipedia/Media can make the book available ?

what kind off subject can be made after these words?

FDC proposal/Program should not be a container template[edit]


One of the most infuriating thing I find with the APG forms is how {{FDC proposal/Program}} is a container template − the all content is supposed to go in the |overview= parameter. This disallows − probably among other things − one of the most useful features there is when it comes to editing long documents, section editing.

On User:Jean-Frédéric/Sandbox, I have shown how using two templates − one header and one footer − allows the same formatting without losing section editing. I would strongly suggest altering the form preload Grants:APG/Proposal form preload/7. I will probably be bold and do it myself unless there is opposition.

(cc @KLove (WMF), Wolliff (WMF):)

Jean-Fred (talk) 22:50, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Jean-Fred, I'm really sorry that the APG forms are frustrating. You are welcome to go ahead and adjust the preload as you suggest; I don't think it will break anything. :) thanks for being bold and pitching in here. Warmly KLove (WMF) (talk) 16:27, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the swift answer KLove (WMF)! I went ahead and changed the preload. Cheers, Jean-Fred (talk) 20:22, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good, my friend! KLove (WMF)