Talk:Piedmont (USA) Wikimedians

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The region seems too wide to me. Can we call ourselves, Georgia Wikimedians or North Georgia Wikimedians? Ganeshk (talk) 02:30, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

The impression I got was that because no other parts of the region seem to be spontaneously forming groups, we want a funded group to cover a larger area to help spark some new local groups. Like, we would be able to contact student groups at Clemson, near where I live now, and give them some money for pizza if they host a meeting. Having a meta group already set up that can provide that support can minimize the entry barriers for starting more small groups across the region. That's my understanding, at least. Wakebrdkid (talk) 02:44, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
I am hoping the user group will be a first step towards becoming a chapter. Keeping it small will give us an option to do that in the future. Ganeshk (talk)
I think it's a useful thing to have a somewhat open area centered on Atlanta, which gives more flexibility for the future. And actually, the current Affiliations Committee policy favors USA regional chapters that are multi-state or at least rather large (maybe California or Texas), so as to be relatively comparable to chapters in other countries that are usually just one-per-nation (ie, having 50 USA state chapters would be seen as giving too much dominance to Americans).--Pharos (talk) 22:54, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you both for the clarification. I am good to move forward as it stands. Ganeshk (talk)


w:Piedmont agrees in considering Piemonte (in Italy) the main meaning of this word. Isn't there a less ambiguous alternative? --Nemo 20:47, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Unofficial DragonCon Meetup?[edit]

Howdy all. I've been at DragonCon this weekend in Atlanta (madness but great fun). en:User:Elonka, I'm told, is hosting a Wikipedia Q & A panel for those in attendance on Monday at 2:30pm in the Hilton (Room 201). I'm not sure if any other 'pedians are at DragonCon, but I thought it might be fun for anyone who is there to meet up at that panel. Hopefully I'll meet some of y'all. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 12:05, 31 August 2014 (UTC)