Talk:Wiki Project Med
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- 1 Please add the translate tag in first section
- 2 Wikimania 2017 in Montreal
- 3 Content distribution
- 4 Offline medical app in Chinese
- 5 Enquiry
- 6 Offline Medical App Launched in Arabic
- 7 Active voting
- 8 Chapter election
- 9 New project with Cochrane
- 10 Call for candidates for the board of the WPMEDF
Please add the translate tag in first section
Hi, I am translating to japanese language. In Wiki Project Med#Mission, First sentence (T:5 and T:6) only tagged, this part only can translating. There is no problem in the other sections.
I think maybe translate tag is nothing in the other part. So I read the following:mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example#Step 4: Making changes. If manually I must be careful. But, I do not know well.
- User:タバコはマーダー I am horrible with these tags aswell. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 07:56, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
Wikimania 2017 in Montreal
Wikimania is going to be Aug 11 to 13th in Montreal Canada this next year. We are planning to repeat our day of medical talks as part of the preconference (in other words on Aug 10th, 2017). The room will have 90 seats.
Am in discussion with them regarding distributing the medical app (1Gb of content) via this system. They have distributed apk files before and people are quick to figure out how to install them on their phones. The cost is 1000 USD. Are we interested in spending the donation we received this year on this project? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:42, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
Vote (for board members)
Offline medical app in Chinese
Hello, why I can't add the name of my country in Participant demographics section? when I save the show this (Multiple translation unit markers for one translation unit.)?, thanks --Alaa :)..! 18:53, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
- You mean here ? What country do you wish to add User:علاء Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:44, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Offline Medical App Launched in Arabic
In case anyone is curious and watching this talk page, there have been recent edits to Talk:Wiki_Project_Med/Archives/2016#Return_of_James_to_our_board. Others voted there recently, and I followed course. I just thought it would be proper to leave a note here just in case. Biosthmors (talk) 17:02, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
There is discussion about a board appointment. Beyond that, the by-laws require an annual board election. This organization is due for an election.
I have told some Wiki Project Med members that I would draft an election process. I still would like to do that, but I have some challenges, and I wonder if anyone would volunteer to help.
The election should be by "members". There is some ambiguity of what constitutes a member and how they might be notified for an election. Assuming that we have a list of vote-eligible members, then there should be an election process.
I am not aware of any Wikimedia chapter which has documentation of an online election process. Wiki Project Med is an international online organization, so it requires a virtual election. In the past the chapter has had small email and phone officer appointment elections, but there is some demand to open up the organization to an easier and broader election process.
An obvious choice would be SecurePoll. This is the in-wiki voting system used for wiki elections, including Wikimedia Foundation board elections, English Wikipedia Arbitration committee elections, and the Meta-Wiki Steward Elections. As of now, all SecurePoll elections have been set up by WMF staff, and that election system is not available by request. It would be nice to use that system, because with SecurePoll, voting is restricted to people who have Wikipedia accounts. With any off-wiki system, that raises the challenge of confirming that votes are coming from people with Wikipedia accounts.
If we used an off-wiki option for an election, then I am not sure what system is best. SurveyMonkey is extremely popular but I am not sure it fits our need.
If I am left to my own, then eventually I will create a poll in some off-wiki system and draft some Wiki text to be mass-messaged to all members. This organization should probably have an election in October. Thoughts from anyone? In summary, here is what must be done:
- compile member list
- confirm voter criteria
- call for candidates
- set up off-wiki election tool
- mass message voters to visit election tool
- 2-week voting period
- count votes
- the current board makes appointments on basis of votes
New project with Cochrane
This is innovative in the sense that it is a new sort of program but also routine in that it includes typical Wikipedia training with an established friend of Wiki Project Med. I think people here are already familiar with Cochrane.
Call for candidates for the board of the WPMEDF
Currently, the board of WPMEDF has 10 members. We are looking at running an election this fall / spring. Can all those interested in running in the board election please add their name below.
- Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:13, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
- CFCF 💌 📧 22:39, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
- Shani Evenstein 15:04, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
- Vinicius Siqueira (talk) 16:04, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
- RexxS (talk)
- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 20:07, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
It might encourage those who are not already insiders to apply if you say what board membership involves. How often are the meetings held, where, what are the legal and practical preconditions to be a member, what legal fiduciary and financial obligations will a board member assume, what are the governing terms of the trust, how long is the term of office, ... Rogol Domedonfors (talk) 21:27, 23 October 2016 (UTC)