Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Summary 29th March to 7th April

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  • Vandalism and competition from Wikipedia in Arabic dialects is seen as a problem by some editors of Ar.WP (§Ar4) (§Ar10). Users have supported creation of multilingual projects such as Wikipedia (§Ar5) and Wiktionary (§Ar6), hiring of paid staff to verify content (§Ar7) and to form an editorial board (§Ar13). We should focus on neutrality (§Ar14), integrating with social media (§Ar17), content gap (§Ar18) and audio content (§Ar19).
  • The English Wikipedia discussion recommended focus on documentation (§En20), educational collaborations (§En21), fighting harassment (§En19) and increasing patience of the editors (§En26). We should improve our software (§En22) and be able to handle rich content (§En16) as well.
  • French supported focus on anti-vandalism mechanisms (§Fr1.67), training of Wikipedia spokespersons (§Fr1.68), partnerships (§Fr1.69), intensive outreach (§Fr1.71), conflict resolution (§Fr1.74), translations (§Fr1.75) and neutrality. (§Fr1.76) While on the French Wiktionary (16s) discussions stress was laid on making the movement more transparent (§Fr2.2) and on making the contributors feel valuable. (§Fr2.1) We should focus on mobile editing (§Fr2.4), emerging communities (§Fr2.3), multilingualism (§Fr2.5), new forms of knowledge (oral and sign language) (§Fr2.6), decentralization of the projects (§Fr2.8), inter-connectivity within projects (§Fr2.9) and diversity of readers. (§Fr2.10) We should also focus on bringing more editors to fill content gap (§Fr2.13), fostering partnerships with organizations (§Fr2.14), creating contribution guides (§Fr2.15) and ensuring security of wikimedia projects. (§Fr2.11)
  • German explored integration of tools with Wikipedia (§De2.38), usability of Categories (§De2.42), abolishing talk pages (§De2.43) and a central page for questions about article. (§De2.47)
  • While one person on Hebrew Wikipedia thinks we also think about the problem of paid editing, (§He13) another says that some work should be assigned to paid editors. (§He21) We should collaborate with other organizations (§He20), creating a healthy environment (§He22), improving mobile version (§He24) and becoming a social network (§He25). Our work should support differently able people as well. (§He26) We should also focus on text-to-speech (§He27), scanning technologies (§He28), printing Wikipedia by themes (§He31), bringing in youth (§He32) and fighting vandalism. (§He34) It was also discussed that we should lay more stress on neutrality (§He38), supervising edits of paid editors (§He40) and including more areas of knowledge (§He39).
  • Hindi urged the hiring of staff to empower local communities (§Hi1.27), educate about various grant programs (§Hi1.29) and give training to trainers. (§Hi1.30) During phone interviews (5s) participants discussed that we should focus on reaching villages and get people from diverse backgrounds to join the movement.(§Hi3.1) We should advocate the use of Wikipedia for education (§Hi3.2), creation of educational videos (§Hi3.3), tutorials and books (§Hi3.4), and usage of offline Wikipedia. (§Hi3.5)

  • The Polish Wikipedia recommended a focus on newbies (§Pl1.20), outreach (§Pl1.21), content gap (§Pl1.22), emerging communities (§Pl1.23), other Wikimedia projects (§Pl1.25) and better communication between users and organizations. (§Pl1.27) We should focus on Wikipedia rather than Wikidata (§Pl1.28) and also we should improve the software to make it more user friendly. (§Pl1.29) WMF should remain financially independent (§Pl1.34), we should think about the problem of dead links (§Pl1.37) and also about the survival of Wikipedia. (§Pl1.49) We should encourage cooperation among projects (§Pl1.39), more openness in the community (§Pl1.40), user retention ( §Pl1.43), multilingualism (§Pl1.46) and neutrality. (§Pl1.46)
  • Spanish Wikipedia discussed partnering with local governments and institutions (§Es1.12), laying more stress on emerging communities (§Es1.16), not becoming endogamic and participating in other international forums as well. (§Es1.17) We should offer different versions of articles according to audiences (§Es1.18) and also engage experts to fill content gaps. (§Es1.20) The telegram group (9s) discussed about validation of articles by experts (§Es2.1), lack of flexibility of users and policies (§Es2.2). Foundation should better support affiliates (§Es2.4) and rethink the "impact" of projects (§Es2.3). We should promote diversity and fix the disconnection between the affiliates and the community (§Es2.5). Focus on Wikidata (§Es2.6), gender gap (§Es2.7) and improving edit-a-thons (§Es2.8).
  • Vietnamese Wikipedia focussed on promotion of Wikimedia projects. (§Vi15) While one person suggested mingling with social networks (§Vi17) another opposed the idea. (§Vi18)

  • Chinese Wikipedia discussed the possibility of having more outreach programs, such as Wikipedia Education Program and GLAM program. (§Zh6)The Chinese community in Mainland China expressed their concern about the relationship between the Wikimedia Foundation and the China government, as it is a bit intense right now and it is not beneficial to the development of the community. Some member suggested that the Foundation should work on their relationship with the government(§Zh1) (§Zh3), so that they can have the outreach program in the future. At the same time, they think it will be nice if the Foundation can work on the offline Wikipedia as well, which means that the Foundation can develop some devices that the people can access the articles on Wikipedia without the internet. The community in Taiwan wants to have more outreach programs. (§Zh6) As people in Taiwan are not really familiar with Wikipedia and the sister projects, such as Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, the Wikimedia Taiwan believes that we can promote the projects to the public, in order to attract more newcomers. (§Zh12) (§Zh14) (§Zh3)Also, cooperating with the education institutes in Taiwan will be a main part of the strategic plan as well. For the community in Hong Kong and Macau, the Wikipedians in the region is planning to form the user group, as the start of the strategic planning.