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Latest comment: 3 years ago by DSaroyan (WMF) in topic Request for modification of proposal

Comments from DSaroyan (WMF)[edit]

Hi Timmylegend, thanks for submitting this Rapid Grant request. We appreciate your work for the Wikimedia Fan Club at the University of Ilorin, and we are excited about this new project. I have reviewed the proposal and have a few questions:

  • We now require all grantees to announce their projects and receive the community feedback in advance. Could you please announce this project and grant on the relevant community pages on the target wiki(s)? Community notification may be most appropriate on a village pump, talk page, or mailing list. Please paste a link into the proposal page to where the relevant communities have been notified of this proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.
  • Could you provide a more detailed budget, also including the number of units and unit price for each budget item?
  • Given the scope of your project, we think that the prize budget is high. Please reduce it to at least 400 USD.
  • Since you plan to work on two different wikis - English Wikivoyage and English Wikipedia, could you please define distinct targets for each of them in the Impact section?
  • Please note that the underspend of 133,000 NGN to your Art+Feminism 2020 University of Ilorin grant will be deducted from this grant if it is approved.

Please update the requested total budget after making the changes. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 06:35, 18 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hello DSaroyan (WMF), thank you for the notification. I have announced the project proposal on Wikiproject Nigeria talk page on English Wikipedia and the travellers pub on the English Wikivoyage as requested. [1] [2]

The prizes have also been reduced and the total budget updated as well.

Timmylegend (talk) 03:21, 23 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Community Notification: Nigeria Expedition[edit]

This has been swept from voy:en:Travellers pub

Dear all,

I wish to inform you of the proposed Nigeria Expedition; a project to promote travel information and tourism in Nigeria by improving existing and create new articles about cities, villages, geographical areas/regions, churches, monasteries, buildings, schools on the English Wikipedia and Wikivoyage. See the details of the project by using the link to the grant: [3] If you would love to join and participate, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Thank you. Timmylegend (talk) 02:41, 23 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Timmylegend: Thanks for keeping us updated. On the grant application, do you know what kind of "community endorsements" they're looking for? Because if it's the support of the host community (i.e. English Wikivoyage), I'm sure several of us will be happy to voice support over there.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 09:03, 23 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
The endorsements process is for anyone (Wikivoyage or otherwise). Make a list to sign your name in that section if you think this is a good idea. It's helpful but not required to say something about whether you might participate. WhatamIdoing (talk) 16:33, 24 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
I have expressed my support at the link. I encourage anyone else who considers this a worthy project to do so. One suggestion, Timmylegend: You might also consider adding photos relevant to the articles that will be created and improved as one of the goals. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:01, 24 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
Thank you all for the endorsements, comments, suggestions and support. I will do well to notify the community when the project commences. Timmylegend (talk) 20:50, 29 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
Timmylegend, I'm concerned that there isn't much voting on your proposal. Have you done much to publicize it on Wikipedia? If you add the uploading of new photos relevant to the Wikipedia and Wikivoyage articles to the goals of the project, you might be able to publicize it on Commons and get support from there, too. Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:35, 7 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
Ikan Kekek, Thank you for the suggestions. I would work on them. Timmylegend (talk) 03:31, 21 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
Hello Ikan Kekek, ThunderingTyphoons!, WhatamIdoing. Thank you for the endorsement, support, and feedback so far. Due to some technicalities, the organizing team would like to request a short meeting where questions can be asked and the learning curve shortened. Kind regards. Timmylegend (talk) 03:45, 21 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
Tell me more about what you have in mind — agenda, how long a meeting, what platform, how long? Though I feel like for me, it would be more convenient to direct people to the following pages and relevant links within them — Wikivoyage:Welcome, newcomers, Wikivoyage:Welcome, Wikipedians, Wikivoyage:How to edit a page and Wikivoyage:How to start a new page — and then take any questions anyone has on my user talk page. That also has the virtue of not being tied to people's schedules. If you recall, I was unable to participate the last time you had an event because of time differences between New York and Nigeria. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:04, 21 April 2021 (UTC)Reply


Request for modification of proposal[edit]

Hello DSaroyan (WMF), the Nigeria Expedition will be commencing next month, and after some considerations with the team members. I would like to request for a modification of the prizes from what is stated on the proposal to what is outlined below;

There will be five winners to promote participation

1st position $150 2nd position $100 3rd position $70 4th position $50 5th position $30

The prizes are gift cards. I look forward to hearing from you.Timmylegend (talk) 16:41, 14 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hi Timmylegend, thanks for the update. Your request is formally approved. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 08:17, 17 May 2021 (UTC)Reply