Grants talk:Project/Rapid/UG GR/Wiki Loves Monuments in Greece 2017

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Status?[edit]

@MJue (WMF) and AWang (WMF): Just want to check this is on the radar. It sounds to me the submittors are ready for review for a few weeks now, but the grant has not seen much activity in that field. Perhaps some technicality is missing? Given the timeline (competition is about to start), your attention is appreciated! Effeietsanders (talk) 20:37, 26 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

@I JethroBT (WMF): Also pinging you here, as I don't see any response and I saw you making edits :P. I thought the expected timeline was around a week :) Effeietsanders (talk) 11:11, 30 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

@Effeietsanders: We were informed when we made the request that "due to limited staff capacity, it may take up to a month for a decision". -Geraki TL 15:51, 30 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks Geraki, very sorry to hear that. We were told they could do it within a week, which is what we have been promising for that reason to the local teams :/ A bit disappointing, but then, I have high expectations :) . Glad to hear you at least know you're "in the system" somewhere. I wasn't able to determine that myself. Effeietsanders (talk) 15:58, 30 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
In WLM most of the money is spent in the end, so it is not a big problem. The only problem I see is that exchange rates change rapidly from month to month and in comparison with WLM2016 and WLE2017 we needed to cut down expenses in order to stay below 2000 USD. -Geraki TL 16:29, 30 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
It's not a big problem that receiving the money suffers a slight delay. However, knowing if the grant will be given or not is important, in order to eg. announce that there will be prizes… Platonides (talk) 22:00, 30 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Approved[edit]

Hi Geraki and Magioladitis. Thank you for your patience. This request is approved. We're happy to hear that the Greek community is planning to organize another WLM and see that your goals are relatively similar to last year. We encourage you to think creatively about ways to increase the impact of the contest this year -- whether by focusing on monuments that have not already been covered or have no articles (do you have any statistics on this?) or aiming for more photos in use. It's great to see that you're organizing an editathon as well! Good luck and we look forward to hearing how it goes. Cheers, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 16:17, 31 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Please also follow the instructions here to request swag. Thanks! Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 16:22, 31 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]