Talk:Wikimania 2015 bids/Cape Town
Wiki projects? What are those? --Nemo 13:32, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
- I believe it was referring to Wikimedia projects, e.g. Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wiktionary, etc. harej (talk) 20:02, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Bid page promotion
Places to find supporters would be WikiProject South Africa, WikiProject Africa, and any local language editors (last I looked there were not that many that had put in personal links but a few of the local languages were represented), there might be a way to check out who has edited pages in local languages or area. Perhaps a search in the user-space (wikipedia and wikicommons) for local addresses or names and then sending the short list an invitation. After all people who have already edited are likely to be automatic supporters.
Also the other contenders pages look very slick with all the population and visa data.
Important would be to indicate language choice of English, Afrikaans and almost Dutch for visitors from abroad for tourist applications, perhaps even translate some of the data into the most common local languages and Dutch.
A neat way to promote Wiki Editing would be to prepare a simple school project or duplicate an existing program if such is available, that a teacher can set with step by step instructions on creative commons licensing how to find a missing topic, how to register an acceptable user-name, study editing rules (NPOV etc), create a page in the sandbox, proofreading and media uploads and copying page to live site. It could form part of an IT and/or language course and you could make it a quick project with a prize for the best page every week that some sponsor would likely offer (e-bookreaders or tablets might be available in exchange for exposure). A county wide program could make a lot of editors and supporters. You could have categories; best new page, best local language translation of more than a stub class page, best local living person biography page and best local dead person biography page.
edit: I found the country data in the 'tabs' Not a very good idea to hide information in such a promotion I did not even dream that it existed until l I lost this talk and went looking for it. Idyllic press (talk) 14:12, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks Kalle, I think I will put it up on the Africa and South Africa Portals now. I remember looking into doing that last year but it must have slipped my mind in all the busyness to get things done this year.--Discott (talk) 14:42, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Copied over from Talk:Wikimania 2015 bids/Cape Town/Self-evaluation, which now redirects to this page. harej (talk) 08:21, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
You've said that South Africa is a Visa Friendly location, but an often reliable source paints a more complex picture, and doesn't explain how difficult and or expensive it is for people from countries that do require visas to get them. WereSpielChequers (talk) 19:43, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
The 2010 Fifa world cup had more than 8 times as much greenhouse gas emissions as the previous one in Germany because of all the long distance international flights to South Africa (flights made up over 67% of the CO2e, stadia constructions and material was less than 1%). -- Jeandré du Toit, Capetonian, 2014-01-24t17:31z