Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 2/Arabic Community

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What group or community is this source coming from?

name of group Arabic community
virtual location or physical location
Location type
  • Local wiki
  • Facebook
# of participants in this discussion 9


Theme (refer to key) Question (refer to key) Users Summary Statement Keywords
1 D 2 Super ninja2 Naturally, this should be the most crucial theme to our local wiki. Arabic Wikipedia's content is terribly bad, what use for us are the new technologies and institutional partnerships if the articles themselves are on such a low level of quality, reliability and neutrality? Content Credibility
2 A 2 Bachounda This is not supposed to be the Movement's number one priority, but it is an extremely important theme to work on. It is obviously more important than many other issues: because the community is the Wikimedia's core, and without it, there would no Wikimedia sites in the first place. It is also problematic that the community finds it easier to punish the newcomers than to deal with misbehaviors by experienced users. Another related issue is the communicating on social media (outside of Wikipedia) is making it easier for admins to make coordinated bad decisions which negatively affects the community. Community's Importance
3 A 4 Bachounda A potential tool to help increase community's health could be to unify policies across wikis. These policies should be made as to protect newcomers more thoroughly, and to organize users interactions with each other. Wikimedia should support research on emerging communities around the globe, in order to understand the specific needs of each community. That is because generalized surveys (just as this Strategy discussion is) produce little results. Unified Policies
4 A 5 Bachounda Oxford Internet Institute (OII) had made a very sophisticated study in 2013 to explore the motives of Wikipedia contributors from the Middle East. Wikimedia Foundation should also fund and host similar studies to better understand communities, especially emerging ones. Research
5 E 1 Mosab Wikimedia Movement will be able to reach thousands of students in universities and schools who are able to contribute valuable content to Wikipedia. School Students
6 E 2 Mosab This is the most important theme for the fact that it has the potential to combine the other four all together. It has to do with the “truly global movement” since educational institutions often involve people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, it is also related to the health of the community since it encourages a wide range of group activities and projects, and it could even benefit the “Augmented Age” theme by obtaining useful technical suggestions from new participants (e. g. university students). Education
7 E 3 Mosab I do not believe we should abandon other themes, but I rather see this as a way to achieve them all at once. Education
8 D 2 Afif abderrahmane This is the most important theme, because it focuses on what the people are actually looking for. Content
9 A 4 Mimi Assinat We cannot let everyone to edit and add to Wikipedia; in the future, some kind of an evaluation system should be adopted to ensure that Wikipedia users are capable of living up to their responsibility. User Recruitment
10 B 4 Atef el ouardy It could be convenient to create a video channel for Wikipedia that hosts documentaries and summaries of Wikipedia's content, which could target audiences that are less interested in written material. Video
11 B 4 Yacine bhd I agree with creating a video channel, it has a great potential of spreading Wikipedia's informative content and accessing a wider audience. Video
12 A 2 Zakariaa boux It is the most important theme because it is concerned with the health of all Wikimedia communities, which are the core of Wikiprojects. Community's Health
13 E 1 Yazan ghzai Theme E's impact on the world will be in increasing awareness through spreading the knowledge to a new, wider audience. Awareness
14 E 2 Yazan ghzai I agree that theme E is the most important theme, because it is going to help in spreading knowledge in ways that are unique and positive for the society. Knowledge
15 E 3 Yazan ghzai Theme E needs a great deal of attention, but not so much as to overwhelm other themes. Education
16 E 4 Yazan ghzai We should try to enhance our efforts on reaching and engaging all individuals and underrepresented groups around the world in the knowledge ecosystem. Engagement

Taken together, all the summary sentences should provide an accurate summary of what was discussed with the specific community.

Fill in the table, using these 2 keys.

Theme key
  1. Healthy, inclusive communities
  2. The augmented age
  3. A truly global movement
  4. The most trusted source of knowledge
  5. Engaging in the knowledge ecosystem
Questions key
  1. What impact would we have on the world if we follow this theme?
  2. How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?
  3. Focus requires tradeoffs. If we increase our effort in this area in the next 15 years, is there anything we’re doing today that we would need to stop doing?
  4. What else is important to add to this theme to make it stronger?
  5. Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?

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