Grants talk:Project/Whose Knowledge/Whose Knowledge?/Final

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return of unspent grant funds received[edit]

Hello Seeeko and team, Just wanted to note here that WMF has received your return of US$2,534.36 unspent funds. Thank you! -- JTud (WMF), Grants Administrator (talk) 02:08, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks! Siko (talk) 05:09, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

On starting small[edit]

I'm glad to read «start with a small set of content to focus on learning». Do you also mean, focus less on creating new articles about living people and more on improving existing articles? --Nemo 09:51, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

No, by starting small we don't mean to distinguish between new and existing articles - that choice is driven by the priorities of the communities we work with. In some cases (e.g. EN:WP), we've actually found that long time editors were more protective of existing articles and most resistant to incorporating new editors and perspectives there, so working on new articles can actually be a better starting point in some cases. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts! Siko (talk) 16:56, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Content examples[edit]

It's very hard to reach any example of content created as part of the project, from this report, but I suppose it's still a draft. Looking at one of the article lists I'm happy to see that non-English Wikipedia articles were also worked on: focusing exclusively on the English Wikipedia would have been a recipe for self-destruction. For some knowledge formats, you may also need to consider using a sister project like Wikibooks. Choosing a more compatible Wikimedia projects helps reduce friction and stress while increasing impact. --Nemo 09:51, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Agree, working in different languages and projects is really important! (and it's true that English Wikipedia can definitely be one of the most stressful wikis to work in). Those choices have to be driven by the priorities of the communities we support, though, and many marginalized communities do want to see their knowledge on English Wikipedia too (where it very often does rightfully belong). So that will always be a balance to walk in that regard. Siko (talk) 17:01, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Understood. Sometimes the desire to have something on Wikipedia is disingenous (e.g. some might think it gives visibility to certain information, while in fact poorly connected articles may end up receiving only a handful pageviews per month), so it takes a lot of consideration and balance as you say. --Nemo 17:23, 27 February 2018 (UTC)