Hello! I wanted to let you know that I've prepared a good portion of the grant over at Grants:IEG/Reimagining WP Mentorship, but I'd really appreciate your review and input as soon as it is convenient for you! Feel free to just make changes, especially in regards to budgeting (unsure of prospective values), additions, and changes in wording. Thanks! --Jackson Peebles (talk) 02:51, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
- Sorry for the delay in replying, I am not on Meta so much. Looks good to me, but we appear to have hit a dead end... Thanks, Matty.007 (talk) 19:48, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
- Hi there. I received your talk page message but no email. Where did you send it? Steven Zhang (talk) 20:53, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
- Hi Steven Zhang. I sent the email to your WM Australia address. Regardless, it's good that we've gotten into contact with each other. I'll paste the content of my email below:
- I'd like to jump-start the Reimagining Mentorship on Wikipedia proposal. I think that the best way for us to do that is to have a quick discussion.
- I recently talked to Matty.007 on IRC. Sadly, he's unable to do a voice chat, so I think that getting us three on IRC is probably our best bet. Steven, would you be willing/able to get online to meet with us?
- Both Matty.007 and I are generally available around 1900 UTC on weekdays.
- In the meantime, you can find me as "halfak" in #wikimedia-research on freenode.net between 1400 and 2300 UTC.
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