Grants talk:Project/Dr. Blofeld/Contest toolkits and prize funds
Eligibility confirmed, round 1 2017
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Supporting the Wikimedia Movement Development Strategy
You can read more about my vision for higher importance articles and contests as part of the "Most Respected Source" Strategy here, and vision for national contests as part of the "Truly Global Movement" Development Strategy here. I think it would be good if this could start to directly work towards the Development Strategy and be a way to start overhauling the site and building up consistency.Dr. Blofeld (talk) 12:34, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Round 1 2017 decision
Congratulations! Your proposal has been selected for a Project Grant.
WMF has approved partial funding for this project, in accordance with the committee's recommendation. This project is funded with $6,025
Comments regarding this decision:
The committee is pleased to support partial funding for Contest toolkits and prize funds, with $2,000 allocated for developing a pilot toolkit and $4,025 for a World Women Contest.
We have reduced the budget for the World Women Contest to reflect the funding precedents in the Wikimedia movement for large contests. Because the contest toolkit is an innovative idea, we would like to fund a smaller scale pilot project to see how much adoption happens from community members. Expansion of the toolkit is an option if it proves to be a popular tool. We ask that you prioritize building a product that can be discovered and used by volunteers independently, so that its application is not limited to your own availability to offer tailored support on a case-by-case individual basis. This is not to prevent you from offering tailored support as you wish, but to give the toolkit the widest possible audience.
We are happy to support your further work in running and supporting contests and we look forward to seeing the results of your efforts.
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Aggregated feedback from the committee for Contest toolkits and prize funds
|(A) Impact potential
|(B) Community engagement
|(C) Ability to execute
|(D) Measures of success
|Additional comments from the Committee:
I don't find it appropriate to build such resources in the English Wikipedia, in an en.wiki-centric way. Please use Meta-Wiki. --Nemo 17:35, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
(Or drainathon, prunathon?) As always, I love the idea of cutting Wikipedia articles merciless. There's so much fluff and poorly written obese text on many popular or semi-popular or personal-pet-peeve articles! --Nemo 17:42, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: Exactly, it's one of the most needed things on Wikipedia! Important articles accumulate a staggering amount of cruft and bloat over time if not taken care of and promoted to GA/FA. Readability is very poor in places. Dr. Blofeld (talk) 17:21, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@Mjohnson (WMF): Only two weeks to go before I have to pay the contestants. The second half of the grant was due six weeks ago. The contest is going extremely well and we produced more women bios than men in the first time in the history of Wikipedia. I know you're very busy but can you please find a few minutes to do look at the midpoint review and sort out payment of the second half of the grant, thanks.Dr. Blofeld (talk) 17:18, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
Need an extra month
@Mjohnson (WMF): December went very quickly, aside from sorting out the grant prizes I didn't feel that well over Christmas. Can you give me an extra month on making the toolkit rather than rush it at the last minute?Dr. Blofeld (talk) 14:17, 31 December 2017 (UTC)