Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Working Groups/Partnerships/Recommendations/Q3&4 R3

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Good[edit]

idea. A few example partners, please. Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 13:32, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Winged Blades of Godric. So from my perspective this is highly contextual, as what is underrepresented one place isn't elsewhere. But broadly speaking, a partnership with a museum of anthropology (say, The Horniman) could help fill various gaps on a range of indigenous subjects in a range of languages, a partnership with a archaeological society (Egypt Exploration Society) in Europe could enrich content about North African history, or working with say, a historically African American university like Howard might improve content on black academics. Note, this is a fairly broad recommendation that doesn't change a great deal for some parts of the movement that will already be doing this sort of thing, but might represent change for others and/or a validation of their desire to work in this particular direction. Battleofalma (talk) 13:51, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Vague[edit]

This is too vague. What concrete changes are being proposed? EddieHugh (talk) 16:43, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Start[edit]

Start by identifying and quantifying the gaps. Then it may become clearer what is reasonably practicable to do about them. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 12:27, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

True, this is a fairly high level recommendation that takes it as read that there are gaps which will vary across projects/languages. I agree that the follow-on will be identifying and quantifying said gaps, but from a partnerships perspective and remit, acknowledging that we should work with partners that help address this is a broadly good approach. Battleofalma (talk) 13:57, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
It is a bit of a chicken and egg thing. Before you choose a partner you need to know they can help with a gap, so you need to know what gaps exist so you can select appropriate partners to plumb the depths of the gap and help fill them in, unless there are specialist gap detectors and surveyors out there. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 18:07, 13 August 2019 (UTC)