Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Malayalam Wikimedia community

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What group or community is this source coming from?

name of group Malayalam Wikimedians
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) discussion page on ml wikipedia
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) local wiki , Whatsapp conversations, Facebook conversations
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) ?


Line Statement (summary sentence) Keywords
1 Simple-to-use applications to upload pictures from mobile phones to Wikimedia Commons. Data-efficient and simple tools for mobile platforms to translate and transliterate from English to various languages. Wikimedia Commons, mobile platform, apps
2 Possibility for inviting more Wikimedians to global Wikimedia conferences. Criteria for invitation to be based on user's contributions. conference, scholarship, global south
3 Ensure clarity and transparency of local affiliates in providing memberships to qualified applicants. Wikimedia India, transparency, affiliate
4 Ensure smooth conduct of Wikimedia related competitions/writing contests. Tracking tools for the same will be highly useful. outreach, trust, affiliate
5 Encourage LGBTQIA related articles on English and Indic language Wikimedia projects. outreach, diversity, content
6 New editors often lack understanding of Wikimedia's policies and guidelines. Close the 'generation gap' between experienced editors and newbies by encouraging mentoring and guidance. mentoring, policy, newbie
7 Revive retired editors (often, they quit editing because of trivial issues that hurt their sentiment) and bring them back to active editing. Possibility of conducting researches on editor retention, editor burnout and community conflicts. editor retention, outreach, friendly space, research
8 Support for grant application and report writing for events conducted by small communities which do not have staff. Reduce the paperwork required for securing grants. bureaucracy, grants, outreach, report, staff support
9 Better UI and UX design for Wikimedia projects. UI, software, technology
10 Offline Wikipedia hubs for Wikimedians to meet each other and initiate conversations. outreach, offline, collaboration
11 Better tools for nurturing collaboration among Wikimedians, such as for thanking and 'liking'. collaboration, editor retention, friendly space

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Comments from discussion co-ordinator[edit]

The discussion in Malayalam Wikimedia community was surrounding specific tasks or goals that the Wikimedia Foundation should accomplish by 2030. There were too few comments based on a broader vision for the WMF. It was unsure if some of the participants understood the role of the Wikimedia Foundation in the Wikimedia movement. There were also discussions surrounding particular events and how those could be done better in future. Although most of the lines given above are about specific tasks that the community wants the WMF to fulfill, I hope these could be useful for the WMF to understand the perspective of Malayalam Wikimedians in terms of where they want the movement to be in 2030.