What group or community is this source coming from?
|name of group
|virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country)
|Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference)
|# of participants in this discussion (a rough count)
Summary for the discussion:
|Statement (summary sentence)
|Validation of Wikipedia articles by academics and experts could be implemented.
|quality, validation, Wikipedia
|A concern in some local wikis (e.g. Spanish community) is to reach a growth limit due to the prevalence of other languages (e.g. English) and the lack of flexibility of users and policies (deletionism).
|community, growth, policies
|The Wikimedia Foundation must rethink the concept of "impact" of projects as something more than numbers, and it should have more relation with the context of each community.
|impact, WMF, community
|There is a need for greater support (not just monetary, but related to learning patterns) from the Wikimedia Foundation to its affiliates, particularly those which do not have staff yet.
|WMF, affiliates, staff
|The disconnection between the community and the affiliates and between Wikipedians and Wikimedians must be overcome. It is also necessary to promote diversity in the community, so as to avoid the exhaustion of the long-time volunteers.
|community, affiliates, diversity
|The reach of Wikipedia in developed countries is probably nearing its ceiling, however, Wikidata could be the key to redesign the information exchange in the future.
|Wikipedia, outreach, Wikidata
|Regarding to the gender gap, significant progress has been made, although perhaps with a more contemporary approach, without addressing many historical women who deserve a space on Wikipedia.
|gender gap, Wikipedia
|Some aspects to improve in the edit-a-thons in the future are to reinforce the tutelage of the participants and to have a better choice of articles by notability criteria.
|WMF's metrics expectations make affiliates prioritize quantity instead of quality, leaving aside the efforts for a deeper collaboration with the newcomers.
|WMF, affiliates, quality
|We should focus on support local groups and governments to teach children to use and consume Internet, to discriminate sources and to fight fake news.
|education, fake news, partnerships
|We must evaluate the need to have so many sister projects with a too small community. Or they are given more prominence, or are merged/integrated.
|sister projects, community
|Sister projects, although their scope is smaller than Wikipedia's, should be maintained. However, there are some of them that could be integrated, such as Wikibooks and Wikiversity, Wikispecies and Wikidata or even Wikinews.
|sister projects, community
|The merger of sister projects can be a good idea, except for Wikinews, that should be kept as a independent project.
|sister projects, Wikinews
|There is a lack of connection between Wikimedia projects, currently it is only visible between Wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata.
|sister projects, connection
|Some communities are aging. It is necessary to renew them rather than replace them by revaluating Wikipedia as a resource.
|We have to overcome the barrier of Wikipedia and promote the other projects, because eventually "there is a deadline".
|Wikipedia, sister projects
|Education (and other programs) have the same problems: they're highly dependent on a leadership (person, affiliate), and the program is terminated without it. For this not to happen, we must involve people within institutions (with teaching certificates or ambassadors).
|We need to encourage more communities to incorporate Wikimedia into their context and work.
|Educational projects, while exposing many people to editing Wikipedia, do not have as main purpose the users retention. To retain them, participants in these projects should be included in external activities.
|education, user retention, outreach
|The potential of educational programs is huge. Spaces of encounter must be generated to involve more people and thus generate community.
|education, outreach, community
|In educational programs, the qualification should not be exchanged for work on Wikipedia. Doing so is extremely negative for the project and produces unnecessary work for the voluntary community.
|The retention of users is low or null both in the educational program and edit-a-thons. To retain them, we must know how to speak to the audience, adapting to their interest (such as academic, social, etc.)
|user retention, education, outreach
|The educational program should be considered not as a task, but as an incentive to retain students through continuous courses, gifts, etc.
|education, user retention
|The WMF should include other metrics in addition to the number of users involved and the retention of these, and to adjust the criteria according to the affiliates' context.
|metrics, affiliates, user retention
|Sometimes in the Wikimedia movement, due to the pressure of getting numbers and results from the WMF, we are not focusing in our mission: the construction of collective and free knowledge.
|movement, values, metrics
|Certain WMF metrics are conditioned by a Eurocentric parameter, that is, they are developed and promoted from privileged optics.
|WMF, metrics, emerging communities
|In countries with Internet access problems, access to Wikipedia through Kiwix and work with local universities should be encouraged.
|Kiwix, partnerships, emerging communities
|Wikipedia Zero is not viable in the future. In addition to violating the net neutrality, it also doesn't improve access to content (because the data plans don't allow to consult the sources without cost) nor necessarily generates new contributors.
|Wikipedia Zero, net neutrality, emerging communities
|A goal for 2030 is to strengthen the capacity for chapter/UG financing, because postulating to a grant is difficult for inexperienced volunteers.