Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 2/North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians User Group

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What group or community is this source coming from?

name of group North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Research Triangle of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and other local towns)
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) local wiki
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 2

Summary[edit]

The summary is a group of summary sentences and associated keywords that describe the relevant topic(s). Below is an example.

Theme (refer to key) Question (refer to key) Summary Statement Keyword
1 A 2 I think that Healthy, Inclusive Communities is critical because without a welcoming environment for new readers and users, we will not have an impact in any of these other areas. Community Health
2 B 1 The Augmented Age is more important than the other themes because with improved technology and new ways to contribute information, we would be able to quickly produce more quality content in more languages. Technology

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?


Line Theme (refer to key) Question (refer to key) Summary Statement Keywords
1 A 2 This is the most significant area to focus on. The marginalized communities that are most affected by some current policies and practices are the communities whose perspectives are most needed. community engagement
2 A 1 If we follow this theme, the movement has the potential to fulfill the utopian ideals many of us have for it. utopian ideals
3 A 1 This could be great in terms of increasing participation and growing new contributors. community engagement
4 A 4 Things that might help overcome challenges: More focus on conflict resolution. Ways of keeping people engaged while promoting discussion of different points of view. Getting experienced contributors to not scare off newbies as quickly. Shaping expectations that there will be a learning process to get good at making contributions. conflict resolution, newbie biting, learning curve
5 B 2 This theme would enable us to achieve goal C (truly global movement) faster by increasing the scale of what is possible and reducing barriers to entry for new contributors from poorer regions of the world. Having more "starter" content increases the perceived value of the resource, addressing the "awareness" concern raised above, too. global reach, technology
6 B 1 This offers a completely different scale of change, frees the capacity of experienced contributors, and could indirectly reduce some of the friction getting new people involved by reducing the number of "rookie mistakes." change, capacity building, learning curve
7 B 2 This seems like one of the most important areas of focus in terms of improving scale, reducing conflict, and increasing the global reach of Wikipedia. Very high marks. conflict resolution, global reach
8 C 1 Embracing this goal would enable the movement to fulfill its awesome global potential. global reach
9 C 2 Lack of awareness of Wikipedia is still a big problem in many regions. If we want the movement to fulfill the promise of its potential, this goal seems critically important. global reach, outreach
10 C 2 This is important: I want to see knowledge be a "commons," not a commodity restricted to the elite. global reach
12 D 2 I think this outcome would emerge from focusing on some of the other themes -- particularly theme #1 (Healthy, Inclusive Communities), theme #3 (A Truly Global Movement), and theme #5 (Engaging in the Knowledge Ecosystem). global reach, community engagement, knowledge ecosystem
13 D 2 Engaging with and being validated by the scientific community is important. Science is not the only way of knowing, but it is a powerful one, and has a huge amount of pragmatic success. scientific community, community engagement
14 D 4, 5 If the goal is to increase the credibility of the Wikipedia as a source of information, then we need to do a much better job of engaging the scientific community. scientific community, community engagement
15 E 2 This theme is the most likely to create quick synergies in terms of engaging with the scientific community, which should be an important goal if we want to increase credibility. synergy, scientific community, community engagement
16 E 1 This has a huge potential for impact: This should create synergies that add content, functionality, and awareness, while also increasing the number of people who engage directly with content as well as contributing. synergy, reach

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Detailed notes (Optional)[edit]

If you have detailed notes in addition to the summary, you may add them here. For example, the notes may come from an in-person discussion or workshop. If your discussion happened on a wiki or other online space, you do not need to copy the detailed notes here.