Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Editatona Mujeres latinoamericanas en República Dominicana 2019
Hi, Jaluj, thank you for submitting this new rapid grant request. We have received a high volume of requests, which may delay our review. We appreciate your patience and will respond to it as soon as possible. In the meantime, one question for you:
- We have seen several other grantees encounter difficulties writing about people because of a lack of the secondary sourcing required to have an article approved on Wikipedia. How many of the women on your list of 187 have enough secondary sourcing that articles about them would not be removed?
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- Thank you so much LSmith (WMF). That's actually one of the biggest problems with newbies and people without experience. That's why it's so important for me to be there to guide them. A first meeting will be held in February, they are going to review some of the material that they will use. They have been collecting material from the web and from the National Library. That meeting in February will give them guidelines on how to conduct research and how to cite the sources in Wikipedia. The volunteers have the whole month of February and the first two weeks of March to look for the necessary information about the women. They are compiling different sources, newspapers, journals, magazines, books and documents in the General Archive of the Nation. There are millions of documents digitized there and we will try to get the authorization to upload some of them to Wikimedia Commons. Unfortunately, I cannot say that I've seen the material. The most important biographies are decided by the Dominicans, not by me because I am Argentinean. My job will be to review the material and show them which are the reliable sources and, of course, teach them how to use it in Wikipedia. From the list of 187 women we will not use all, we will choose the 40 most notable and people with reliable sources. I'll take care of checking the sources in advance.--Jalu (talk) 05:16, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
- Hi, Jalu, thank you for that reply! I'm happy to hear that you've put so much thought into addressing this issue and it sounds like you have a good plan. Building in time to teach the women how to properly source a Wikipedia article will likely lead to higher success when they start writing and editing, which will also keep them more engaged. Best regards, LSmith (WMF) (talk) 19:06, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Hello Jalu, thank you for responding to my colleague LSmith (WMF)'s questions regarding your proposal. I am approving your grant request. We appreciate all you do to reach out and support all the new wikimedians especially women in the movement. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 07:25, 8 February 2019 (UTC)