Community conversations are underway, and I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read through the recommendations and provide input. Here are some further updates and insights:
We have heard many requests to be able to share feedback in a non-public forum, and you can now share your feedback with us via strategy2030[at]wikimedia.org. This account is monitored by members of my team and your feedback will be considered in the summary report.
We’ve received lots of questions about how community input has been incorporated, who produced this work, and more, and set up office hours this week. Join in at the following times to ask your questions and discuss strategy:
- Thursday, January 30 from 8:00 UTC (one hour)
- Thursday, January 30 from 18:00 UTC (one hour)
In the meantime, here are a few quick notes of clarification for some common questions:
From March to September 2019, community input was documented and analyzed by a team of community strategy liaisons. This was presented in a series of summary reports and shared with working groups, who began working community feedback into their draft recommendations following Wikimania in August.
To help create this current set of recommendations, community strategy liaisons again analyzed community feedback and compiled it according to key themes. Between October 2019 and January 2020, they worked very closely with the writers to help make sense of the feedback and assist them in integrating applicable community input.
To highlight all the ways that community feedback was utilized, there are footnotes and community input summaries (linked in the left-hand navigation menu) on each recommendation page. All these reports and blog posts can be found on the reports page.
Who produced this work?
A team of 15 Wikimedians drafted this work. This writing group was made up of former thematic area working group members from different backgrounds and from all parts of our movement: online contributors, volunteers, affiliate representatives, and WMF staff. They have offered some insight into their work and why they took this on in their Writer’s Reflections.
Check the FAQs page for more, and suggest what questions we should add.
If you would prefer to listen to, rather than read, the recommendations, we’ve created audio files in English for each section of the content.
Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) has created a one-page summary of the recommendations that gives a good, compact overview of each recommendation. An updated version has been posted in Arabic, English, and Hindi and further translations will be uploaded this week as they become available. I’d like to thank Andrew for this, and am looking forward to seeing more of these proactive initiatives from across the movement.
Community conversations will run for another four weeks, and I encourage you to continue contributing your input about the recommendations. We are especially looking for constructive feedback on how to improve the document or where more context is needed.
Thanks for taking part and following along with what’s going on with movement strategy!