[WMCEE-l] GAC/IEG application block

Kaarel Vaidla kaarel at wikimedia.ee
Tue Jan 27 03:05:54 CET 2015

Dear all,

As a result of this discussion about article lists I have *updated the FAQ
list of the WMCEE Spring
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2015/FAQ>*. I hope
that this provides a summary of the discussion and provided solutions.
Nevertheless, I will be more than happy to correct the answers, if I have
misinterpreted or misunderstood the general direction of the discussion.
Thank you for your kind attention!

Best regards,
Kaarel Vaidla
Wikimedia Eesti
Executive director

2015-01-27 1:58 GMT+02:00 Mykola Kozlenko <mycola-k at ukr.net>:

> We definitely should not exclude articles that are not on our lists. Lists
> should be just a good guideline - as many people noticed, it is quite hard
> to find 10 most famous Albanians if you have little prior knowledge of the
> country. Of course, all relevant articles should be accepted, no matter
> whether they are on the list or not.
>  Mykola aka NickK
> 27 січня 2015, 01:44:27, від Kiril Simeonovski <
> kiril.simeonovski at gmail.com>:
>  I agree with Mykola. It would be much better to focus on relevant topics
> rather than well written articles. Our readers do not take into account the
> quality of articles when searching for topics of interest nor it becomes
> more accessible if it's in s good shape. From my experience, there are many
> quality articles (FAs or GAs) with very little page views compared to
> articles with much worse quality but covering more relevant topics.
> In general, the lists of articles are good guidelines but they don't
> prevent some users to edit articles that are not listed. What are we going
> to do then? I suppose that we're not going to punish them and disregard
> their contribution.
> Best regards,
> Kiril
> On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Mykola Kozlenko <mycola-k at ukr.net> wrote:
> I do not think that we should promote only well written articles from
> other wikis - in many cases well-written articles are not the most
> important ones. For example, you can easily have articles about all largest
> cities that are neither GA nor FA but obviously interesting abroad, and
> articles about small towns having FA status but hardly known outside the
> country.
> Speaking of new articles, having the top-100 vital articles per country is
> a good way to promote diversity of topics covered. For example, Ukrainian
> Wikipedia is likely to have good articles on Poland or Moldova, but little
> chances of having good articles about Turkey or Albania. Thus if some
> countries are well-covered by default, it woul d be great to focus on those
> where coverage is rather poor.
> Mykola aka NickK
> --- Оригінальне повідомлення ---< br/> Від кого: "Balázs Viczián" <
> balazs.viczian at wikimedia.hu>
> Дата: 26 січня 2015, 23:42:19
> No, I'd create general categories and list examples of well written
> articles under each one of them.
> Btw I think (as mentioned above) that most of the new articles on each and
> every "CEE wiki" is about something CEE related (and mostly "local")
> anyways. If those would be chanelled in, the 1000 new articles/wiki could
> be a reachable goal but then how would you determine if one article was
> created because of the event or not..
> Balázs
> 2015.01.26. 17:49, "Jernej Polajnar" <jernej.polajnar at kabelnet.net> ezt
> írta:
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