Grants talk:IdeaLab/More culture, less harassment

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It goes both ways[edit]

Hi @Kenzia: you have an interesting proposal here. It should be noted that harassment from "low to high" by your conceptualisation can also happen and be similarly hard to deal with. For example, stewards undergo confirmations every year, so even though they hold more technical power over non-stewards, people who vote in the confirmations can exert some sort of additional control over stewards there. And unlike stewards who must use their rights within a certain scope, voters there can vote with whatever opinion they like. At the local wiki level, many people will behave abusively towards administrators to try and correct for the perceived "power differential", which can be similarly unpleasant. Basically, I think that while you have a good conceptualisation of top --> bottom harassment, you're missing half of the picture which is created by our open system. Ajraddatz (talk) 08:38, 15 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you @Ajraddatz:, for sure it has to work in both ways! My english is very poor. Can you help me to formulate in english your suggestion?
@Ajraddatz: I tried to formulate your suggestion. When you have time, please have a look and let me know if it is clear enough, or how it can be improved. Thank you. --Kenzia (talk) 09:01, 15 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that looks better. Thanks :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 18:47, 15 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Grants to improve your project[edit]

Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. The deadline for draft submissions is tommorrow. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

The next open call for Project Grants will be in October 2016. You can also consider applying for a Rapid Grant, if your project does not require a large amount of funding, as applications can be submitted anytime. Feel free to ping me if you need help getting your proposal started. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 22:49, 1 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]