Proposal talk:Los Angeles Chapter

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Wikimedia New York City is a recognized independent Chapter similar to Chapters in many other countries, not an "office" of the Wikimedia Foundation. Because of the geographical difficulties of the United States, though, we are working not on a national chapter but rather on several sub-national chapters here. I do not think there would be any problem with organizing a Los Angeles Chapter or a Texas Chapter or indeed a Pittsburgh Chapter if a sufficient local volunteer base was developed; see also my Proposal:Regional Working Groups which is intended to spur the development of new embryonic Chapters.--Pharos 04:33, 23 August 2009 (UTC)


Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:12, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

refer to meetups?

If the author of this wants to start a subchapter in Los Angeles, or anyone else wants to convene a meeting for wikimedians in their area please go ahead and do so. Step 1 is to convene a meeting, pick a date, time and venue, create a page - feel free to crib from this, publicise it either by dropping notes on the talkpages of Wikipedians who have userboxes that identify themselves as in your town or perhaps by a geonotice. Then turn up, if the meeting is a success organise more. If the regulars want to setup a chapter or subnational chapter talk to Cary Bass. PS My recommendation for a maximum sized meeting is to get a local museum whose willing to partner with us to supply a room with coffee and doughnuts and permission to photograph their stuff. For a smaller meeting that could discuss organizing things find a congenial bar or coffee shop. PPS Hope that helps, does anyone object if I mark this as done? WereSpielChequers 09:52, 13 October 2009 (UTC)