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Did you know... hooks for Facebook
In an attempt to showcase some of the Wikimedia project's quality LGBT content, I've started posting Did you know-type hooks to WMLGBT+'s Facebook page (example). If you have a fact you'd like to nominate for inclusion, please post here and I will add it to Facebook at an appropriate time. I invite others to assist with this: 1) because I want to extend the opportunity for others to contribute to our social media engagement and this group's outreach efforts, and 2) to increase diversity about the content being added, the types of articles and Wikimedia projects being showcased, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions. -Another Believer (talk) 07:24, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
LGBT+ and Wiki Loves Pride on the WMF blog today
Hi, I included the LGBT Free Media Collective project and featured a photo from "Marriage Equality Decision Day" in http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/08/10/sharing-a-million-photographs. If you want a quick retweet try here. --Fæ (talk) 10:00, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
- This is great, Fae, thanks for sharing. -Another Believer (talk) 15:58, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
- Update: I posted the link to our group's Facebook page. -Another Believer (talk) 16:04, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
- WLP mention in other Wiki event - NBC. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:17, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
LGBT topics demand
I wouldn't jump to conclusions from  which has some problematic assumptions about "optimum", but:
For instance, reader demand for some topics (e.g. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) topics) far exceeds Wikipedia’s supply, while other topics have a very large number of high- quality articles relative to the number of people reading them (e.g. military history).
Via Tilman's "[Analytics] Intervention analysis (Re: Wikimedia traffic forecast application)". --Nemo 22:31, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia's 15th birthday - get involved!
Apologies for cross-posting the below!
The 15th birthday of Wikipedia, and the Wikimedia movement, is coming soon! We’re eager to make plans to celebrate on January 15, 2016.
As a way to kickstart planning around the 15th, there is a page on Meta for Wikipedia 15. Eventually, we plan for the page to have resources including:
- Resources to plan events and meetups locally to celebrate the 15th.
- More information on sharing birthday photos, videos, stories, Wikipedia content, and other media.
- Tips for pitching to local media to cover your event.
Many of the sections on the meta page are blank for now, but we’ll be working with you to add more information to the page over the next few months leading up to the birthday celebration in January. Please feel free to add, edit, and discuss what you’d like to see for Wikipedia’s 15th birthday!
We look forward to celebrating with you!
RFC: 2015 Art+Feminism Grant
Art+Feminism has prepared a combined renewal of our IEG grant and PEG grant. If awarded, these grants will fund: childcare and refreshments for the 2016 international Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons; in-person training sessions for New York-city based volunteers and online training sessions national and international node organizers; the expansion of our outreach to post-secondary institutions and international Wikimedia chapters; building sustainable infrastructure for node organizers; and making our materials more intersectional. We seek community comment to help complete the grant process: here -- Theredproject (talk) 00:04, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
The Wikimedia Affiliations Committee is pleased to introduce the launch of the Wikimedia Affiliates mailing list, which is basically a place for all the affiliates (chapters, thematic organizations, user groups) to discuss issues related to affiliates, make announcements to other affiliates, and collaborate on activities and community-wide events. The idea is to help facilitate the dialogue affiliates across our movement, plus collaborative discussions like community-wide activities, joint edit-a-thons, regional conferences, blog/report posts, or other communications from affiliates.
Each Wikimedia movement affiliate is allocated three spots on the mailing list. All affiliates may contact the Affiliations Committee to request additional spots if needed.
Thank you - Wikimedia Affiliations Committee
Wikipedia 15 has a mark!
Wikipedia 15 now has a mark! Be sure to check out the “Material” section of the Wikipedia 15 meta page to see the design, and learn about how to use it. This year's mark is meant to be fun, interactive, and infinitely customisable. We can’t wait to see how you and your Wikimedia community use it!
Nicole Ebber sent an email to the Affiliates and Announcements mailing lists this morning about the 2016 Wikimedia Conference, which will be held in Berlin in April. It says, in part, "WMCON is all about participation. To make the conference a success it will be essential for the invited affiliates to deliberately select their delegates. Participants should come to Berlin to learn and to share, but also to bring the information and learnings back home. We are seeking delegates who will be actively engaged before, during and after the conference and can represent their affiliates. Ideal delegates are those who are involved in the decision making processes in the organization, evaluation specialists, or program leaders."
Regarding eligibility criteria and registration, it says, "To be eligible to attend WMCON16, affiliates must have shown signs of recent activity and be up-to-date on their reporting by January 1. Moreover, affiliates need to have been officially recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation before December 1, 2015. An eligibility criteria overview will be published next week. Chapters and Thematic Organizations can send two delegates, or up to four, if they have paid staff; User Groups can send one delegate ... Registration opens December 1 and closes on January 15. Please note that this is a sharp deadline. In the months between the registration and WMCON, the PEC will work with the registered participants on elaborating the program of the Wikimedia Conference. Because we want to build the program to fit participant needs and experiences, we would like to learn a little more about your interests in advance. We have published an overview of questions that we will use in the registration form. Please make yourself familiar with these questions already, as they can also help you to select the delegates ... We will open the registration on December 1 and send out further information on logistical matters such as travel and accommodation booking."
WMLGBT should begin a discussion about who we would like to send as a delegate. I assume we will be eligible, though I am not sure if there is some reporting that will need to be completed in order to have representation. If you are interested in representing WMLGBT, please indicate your interest below. -Another Believer (talk) 16:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)