User talk:MPourzaki (WMF)

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Oh, thanks for clarifying. Someone removed it already. Nigos (talk) 11:31, 26 July 2019 (UTC)


Hey Mehrdad, just wanted to let you know that I really like how you're moderating the strategy discussion. You're really good at this and I admire your moderation skills and your calm approach. I wish we could meet in person some day. All the best – keep being great! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:29, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Hey Frank, that really means a lot, you just brightened my day. Good morning from Toronto. I totally understand the frustrations out there and the history behind the mistrust, but we genuinely need feedback to improve these recommendations and there has been so much effort to bring them to this point. There is so much expertise out there that's not being properly shared and channelled. Trying :) Really appreciate this feedback. Where are you based? MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 13:40, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Mill Valley, so almost around the corner ;-) --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:42, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
A mere stone's throw away, California dreamin' MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 14:51, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Office hours[edit]

Hi, I am sitting ready for the first session of office hours about the Wikimedia 2030 recommendations. And now I notice the dates have changed. 06:41, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi there, so sorry about that. Yes, we changed the dates away from Friday, so folks could have a silent working day. Will you be able to join us next week at either one of the sessions on May 19th or 20th? If not, happy to plan another call. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 13:53, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for helping to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations[edit]

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Thank you for joining me and the core team on this journey and for your work and commitment to build our movement’s future. I am grateful for everything you've done to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations! --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 17:13, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Reviewer role[edit]

Re your email: Does being a reviewer entail anything other than following developments and commenting on them? Is there any difference between doing those things as a reviewer vs as an ordinary contributor? (I generally dislike having "roles" for things, when avoidable. Wikis work best when anyone can take involve themselves in whatever at any moment, though I understand there are certain things for which contributor roles are necessary.) --Yair rand (talk) 21:59, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi Yair rand. Indeed the whole process is open and everyone is very much welcome to comment. There will be concurrent updates for review as we progress, and a more dedicated feedback period in early August on the plan for the virtual events. Some people have told us they prefer to be emailed and are more responsive that way, so I reached out to nominees and others that had commented on the pages to see if they wanted to be pinged and be part of a reviewers group. Otherwise, no difference at all. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 13:19, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Yair rand, as promised, we have shared the draft outline for Transition events after session 4. Would love to hear your thoughts. You already shared lots after session 3 and thank you so much for that. If there is anything further, let us know. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 21:12, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Preparation events[edit]

Hi Mehrdad, please keep me informed when and where preparation events will be held. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 12:00, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi Ad Huikeshoven, apologies for the delay. We hope to have the communication as well as the guidance and template out this week. Will definitely keep you posted. Thanks for following up. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Actually Ad Huikeshoven, the preparation page was updated with information and a one-pager. We'll be sending out communication to affiliates soon and the guidance and template for organizing are being finalized as I write this. Let me know what you think. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 16:59, 16 September 2020 (UTC)