[WMCEE-l] Meeting - mutual collaboration program

Raul Veede raul.veede at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 15:42:32 CEST 2013

On "Reciprocal writing of wikipedia articles about another country /
culture.": we've done this in cooperation with Ukrainians and it worked
pretty well. The numbers weren't extremely high but the effect was
considerable (especially for an event where the prizes weren't expensive
trips to another country but souvenirs and sweets). We're planning to
repeat it this year with Armenia.

On "Don't do this at home": I can talk about how you should not organize a
conference, an edit-a-thon or an article competition, cooperate with small
societies or, indeed, make an annual grant application. If anyone could
avoid our mistakes I'd feel we've got something good for our pains. But it
would work much better if the others would chime in with their own bad
experiences that might help the others (including us).

It would be nice if we could discuss the legal aspects of copyright law:
there are important differences between CEE countries but there are also
similar problems. And I believe many of us (including WMEE) can look up to

In the light of certain recent discussions (ahem), it might be also wise to
sit down and talk about the measurement of our work and maintaining a good
ratio of content/admin costs. We all might have to use these things to
justify our work some day and, well, they're just good things to give a
thought about. It could just be a little round table or whatever we'd like
to call it.


On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM, Michal Matúšov <michal.matusov at wikimedia.sk
> wrote:

> **
> Hi.
> There was some interesting ideas about mutual collaboration which we could
> use in CEE region. *I please for your reaction* as on them depends how
> deep we could go during the conference.
> Wiki Loves (something) - monuments / earth / (public) art etc. We have
> lists on our Wikipedias but we are some time planing to move the items to
> Wikidata. Then will be much more simple to use the same lists on many
> Wikipedias. We can collaborate on this and import list for example of our
> neighbours, as there is much bigger notability for local community and
> possibility of interest for contest (I tried to upload photo to WLM AT but
> it was pain in the tail for me..). Of course, not import them during the
> conference.
> Reciprocal writing of wikipedia articles about another country / culture.
> It was presented during Armenia WikiConference and sound good. Some wiki
> communities can be interested about this. Do you know details? Do you think
> that this can work for your community (I am sure that not for all)?
> Raul Veede proposed moderated discussion "Don't do this at home".
> Basically it stands on presenting own errors and learning from errors of
> another. It needs some pre-preparation of all participants, i.e. collecting
> some "best" errors and presenting them during the session. It can help
> prevent doing the same error again and again and as Raul said: "It's much
> more fun if your mistakes are original." Please prepare some you nice
> errors or contact directly Raul.
> Session about "Things in commons" was proposed too but its proposer will
> not attend the conference. But if someone want to lead it, its free now
> (and contact me).
> Levon Azizian proposed very specific speak, about changing bylaw in WMUA.
> It can be interesting for chapters which need / want to change bylaw but
> generally it is very specific and juristical. Is someone interested about
> this topic?
> Pleas let us know about you opinion about these proposals.
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> Michal Matúšov
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