From Strategic Planning

    See also proposal:strategic meetings.

    Meetings that discussed strategic planning.

    August 18 : Cambridge, MA, USA

    A discussing on the future of Wikipedia, with a nod to Wikimedia planning



    • what is wikipedia's future? what are major risks facing us?
    • how can we better recognize strengths and weaknesses?
    • where might we change the scope of the collective projects? [who else is furthering the same goals?]
    • how do they get belgium into belgian chocolate ice cream?

    Whiteboard notes

    Contribution - deletion impulse
    		participation socialization
    		notability , quality: who needs
    					reads what
    Structured cities - policy creation		City planning
    	direct democracy
    	organizers [x500?]
    Open frontiers - free creation
    	independence from oppressive norms
    	How do we preserve these
    Scope changes - Wiktionary impulse
    Distribution v. Centralization - sharing namespaces / simple synch
    		MediaWiki - sharing code priorities
    Support for similar projects - Law: Bias (death panels) Debates (point-by-point)    debate, disputefinder
    Barnstar scoring -> award them by bot svgs.
    Ways to thrive.  Systemic bias.  Inspiration.  "Lack of features" is a feature.
    Retention: visibility/graying
    Talk page promotion
    Motive: boredom, fame, credit, skill > analyze
    "Report a problem/ask a question" button; how many open issues for this article?  Random issue!
    "Benjamin's Law of Collab Discussion"
    E (ex of 4chan) approaches 1