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Latest comment: 4 years ago by WJifar (WMF) in topic Approved

Comments from WMF[edit]

Hello, Wikitanvir; thank you for submitting this grant proposal. We need to close your WLE grant before we proceed with the review of this proposal; I will follow up on this via email. In the meantime and in the interest of time, I want to inform you that we have received more requests than we expected and we do not have enough funds to cover all grants fully; this is why we are reaching out to all teams to request adjustments in their budgets.

In the case of WLM Bangladesh 2019, I have the following requests:

  1. We want to only preserve the prize bonds and certificates if they are low cost. We are not funding related prize items like crests, mugs, pens or calendars.
  2. Regarding the activities surrounding the contest, here are some ideas: organizing two photowalks and a smaller prize ceremony, only doing photowalks or only doing the ceremony. Your group can decide how those resources would be best spent. In any case, we need a more detailed description of what those expenses would be.

Regards, MMontes (WMF) (talk) 04:00, 19 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hi Mariel, per your suggestions we made the following modifications to the grants request.
We removed Customized Mugs, Pens and Calendar from the prize. We'd like you to reconsider about the crest because it's kind of customary in Bangladesh to give crests to the winners of any kind of contest. In fact, last year winners' suggested to make a common design for the crest to give every year so that design itself act like some kind of brand for the WLM/WLE.
We'd like to suggest an alternate plan, we'd like to organize all 5 photowalks but we could remove the ceremony from here and could merge the ceremony with our WLE winners. We will organize one ceremony for both contest after WLM's conclusion. What do you think of that?
Regards, — T. 14:01, 28 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

Additional Comments from WMF[edit]

Hello Wikitanvir, thank you for updating your proposal according to Mariel's guidance. I would like to move forward with your proposal; however, can you update the dates to reflect when you plan to start and end your project. We also need a day in addition to the month when you update the infobox. I am adding NahidSultan to this comment since I know you're not available to respond promptly. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 00:32, 10 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Thank you, WJifar. I've updated the dates. Best, ~ Nahid Talk 07:37, 10 October 2019 (UTC)Reply


Hello Wikitanvir and NahidSultan, thank you for providing responses to our questions and comments. I have approved your grant request. Best regards, WJifar (WMF) (talk) 20:58, 23 October 2019 (UTC)Reply