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User Group rename poll![edit]

This user group's name, The Wikipedia Library User Group, was chosen initially by the TWL team primarily as a placeholder due to low participation in discussions at that time. Based on early discussions among the user group's founding members, we've decided to open a poll about renaming the group. What should we call ourselves? How do we want others to identify us?

Things to consider:

  • Independence from the WMF's Wikipedia Library program
  • Global inclusiveness and recognizability
  • Wikipedia or Wikimedia
  • Wikimedia and Libraries, or Wikimedians and Librarians

Below are the names that have been suggested. Please add a 'support' vote for each option that you would be happy with (you can vote for more than one), and you are welcome to add your own suggestions. Voting will remain open for an entire two weeks.

To voice your support for a particular name, click "edit" (where you'd like to add support) and add "# {{Support}} ~~~~" at the bottom of the section. If you'd like to add a comment after your signature (~~~~), you can explain why you prefer one name above the others.

Thank you! --AVasanth (WMF) (talk) 02:46, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

This poll will end on 28th of October

1) BiblioWiki[edit]

  1. Support Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:03, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

2) Bibliowiki: The Wikimedia and Libraries User Group[edit]

  1. Support Support Merrilee (talk) 20:10, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support Support Liang(WMTW) (talk) 06:58, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Support Support --Susanna Giaccai (talk) 07:20, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. Support Support I'm divided between this title and the option with out "Bibliowiki" Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Shameran81 (talk) 15:57, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Bibliowiki is catchy! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 20:51, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. Support Support Sodapopinski7 (talk) 14:20, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

3) Bibliowiki: The Wikipedia Library User Group[edit]

  1. Support Support Gamaliel (talk) 04:20, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

4) Wikimedia and Libraries User Group[edit]

  1. Support Support Shani Evenstein. 18:14, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support Support Jessamyn (talk) 01:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Support Support Dan scott (talk) 03:17, 17 October 2017 (UTC) because "Wikimedia" includes Wikidata, Commons, and many other relevant projects beyond Wikipedia
  4. +1. This is the name of a group I could be interested in joining, unlike anything that contain "Wikipedia". --Nemo 06:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Liang(WMTW) (talk) 06:58, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. Support Support Luigi Catalani (talk) 07:10, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  7. Support Support --Susanna Giaccai (talk) 07:20, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  8. Support Support Uomovariabile (talk to me) 09:25, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  9. Support. Stryn (talk) 12:21, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  10. Support Support Lirazelf (talk) 12:38, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  11. Support Support AllyD (talk) 12:42, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  12. Support Support Gewild (talk) 12:53, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  13. Support Support Jaireeodell (talk) 13:22, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  14. Support Support Samat (talk) 15:07, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  15. Support Support Shameran81 (talk) 15:59, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  16. Support Support MassiveEartha (talk) 18:01, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  17. Support Support Quiddity (talk) 18:23, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  18. Support Support -Another Believer (talk) 01:15, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  19. I'd say this is the second choice. — regards, Revi 09:49, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  20. Support Support. --Csisc (talk) 13:50, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  21. Support Support Jscammel (talk) 12:00, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
  22. Support Support Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 09:23, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

5) Wikimedians and Librarians User Group[edit]

6) Wikipedia + Libraries User Group[edit]

  1. Support Support Shani Evenstein. 18:11, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support Support Mylee Joseph. 18:11, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Support Support JacintaJS (talk) 00:46, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. Support Support Mauricio V. Genta (talk) 00:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Liang(WMTW) (talk) 06:58, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. Support Support Ouvrard (talk) 9:40, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  7. Support Support -Another Believer (talk) 01:15, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

7) The Wikipedia Library User Group (existing name)[edit]

  1. Support Support Mardetanha talk 13:56, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support Support --Xabier Cañas (talk) 05:31, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Support Support Uberlibris (talk) 06:40, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

8) WikiLib User Group[edit]

  1. Support Support Mardetanha talk 13:57, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support Support Gharouni 07:22, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

9) Wikimedia + Libraries User Group[edit]

  1. Support Support Amqui (talk) 18:51, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support Support Dan scott (talk) 03:20, 17 October 2017 (UTC) because "Wikimedia" includes Wikidata, Commons, and many other relevant projects beyond Wikipedia; I also like the "+" because it implies math, as in the sum of the two parts results in something greater
  3. Support Support Liang(WMTW) (talk) 06:58, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. Support Support Uomovariabile (talk to me) 09:28, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Thepwnco (talk) 11:41, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  6. Support Deloebrenti (talk) 12:06, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  7. Support Support Lirazelf (talk) 12:38, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  8. Support Support AllyD (talk) 12:43, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  9. Support Support Ouvrard (talk) 9:41, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  10. Support Support --Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 15:04, 17 October 2017 (UTC) seems and sound good aka Wiki LUG en:Lugh :)
  11. Support Support MidwestCuttlefish (talk) 19:30, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  12. Support Support -Another Believer (talk) 01:15, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  13. Support Support -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 01:19, 18 October 2017 (UTC) — I would be fine with a "&" instead of the "+" as well
  14. I like this most. — regards, Revi 09:49, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  15. Support Support Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:03, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  16. Support Support Artchivist1 (talk) 16:42, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
  17. Support Support This is a Wikimedia-affiliated user group. The name should indicate such. Chris Troutman (talk) 05:21, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
  18. Support Support, though I'd prefer not having "user group" in the name. ~ Rob13Talk 15:04, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

10) Wiki Loves Libraries[edit]

  1. Support Support --Cameron11598 (talk) 04:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support Support --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 06:37, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Comment This might get confused with the Wikipedia Loves Libraries campaign, which I believe is planned to be run again. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 12:06, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

11) WikiLibrary[edit]

I favor this name or any name with these characteristics -

  • No use of the term "user group". There are a few hundred Wikimedia insiders who understand the term "user group" but outside the wiki community, no one knows what this means nor is it easy to explain. "User group" is not a standard English term so it confuses English speakers and international audiences.
  • No use of the terms "Wikipedia" or "Wikimedia". The WMF gets more involved in groups which use these terms. If this group wants to take up wiki community issues outside the scope of the WMF, then using a name which does not require WMF-brand compliance is better. Some activities which this group might wish to do which could conflict with WMF include stronger partnerships with the Internet Archive, Creative Commons, or other allied organization (equal to the partnership with WMF) or speaking up on political issues which are beyond what WMF does like addressing library censorship, lobbying for open access, or advocating for privacy for library service users.
  • The name should include the term "wiki", which is broadly recognized and does not carry the obligations of using the terms "Wikimedia" or "Wikipedia"
  • The name should be simple and convey a meaning
  • I would prefer that from the beginning, the group not have different official names and nicknames. With many of the suggestions there, the official name is a phrase. Any choice of a phrase will from the beginning be converted to a nickname. I would prefer that the short nickname just be the official name. No one will speak or type phrases consistently.
  1. Support Support Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:03, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support Support--Jamie Tubers (talk) 02:12, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

11) <Your suggested name here>[edit]