Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Bay Area WikiSalon Series II

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Overdue Report[edit]

Hello Checkingfax I would like to proceed with this grant request; however, we are still looking to receive your report from Bay Area WikiSalon that was due on September 14, 2017. I will move this proposal to draft if we don't receive the report in the next couple of weeks. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 14:19, 26 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moving proposal to draft for now[edit]

Hello Checkingfax, I'm moving this proposal to draft for now until we receive your reports. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 18:51, 30 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, WJifar (WMF). Ben Creasy has started the report here, and Ben has made substantial progress. We will let you know when it is totally finetuned. Thank you for your input. (courtesy ping to: Lodewijk) Having fun! Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 05:18, 31 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, WJifar (WMF). Okay. Thank you. The report is ready. Having fun! Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 16:12, 5 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@WJifar (WMF) and Checkingfax: The report of the original series is under review and the remaining funds can be used under series II if that is approved. For continuity it would therefore be desirable to consider this approval a bit before the next scheduled installment (sept 26). Checkingfax: I think we should move the starting date to September 26. WJifar: would that be feasible? Effeietsanders (talk) 20:58, 6 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Effeietsanders, I'm reviewing the report and hope to review the proposal by the end of the week as well. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 21:34, 6 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Checkingfax, thank you for submitting your report from the last series and continuing to organize events for Bay Area Wikimedians. I am approving your grant request. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 01:22, 11 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, WJifar (WMF). Thank you so much for your prompt attention to this application, and then approving it so quickly. We really appreciate it. Having fun! Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 12:49, 12 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Budget question[edit]

Hello @WJifar (WMF):, can we use this budget also for related (smaller) activities in the Bay Area? For example, we are hosting an edit- and upload-a-thon at the Prelinger Library in February, and were wondering if we could use some of this budget for refreshments for that event (and potentially for future similar events). Please let us know. Thanks! Nikikana (talk) 03:16, 12 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Nikikana, thank you for your question. It seems to me that this event is similar to the wiki salon series you carry-on throughout the year and is targeting the same audience. Yes you can use the budget you have since it's within at least two of your project goals to socialize with community members and improve content. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 23:12, 23 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]