Proposal talk:Wikipedians against Global Warming Foundation

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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 01:14, 4 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I believe that a concerned group of Wikipedias should try to be more pro-active on getting more information to people's computer so they don't have to waste our natural resources getting to their local library to find out information. GVnayR 18:39, 6 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Not relevant to an overall strategy discussion

This is not a bad initiative, but it's outside the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be great if a group of motivated Wikipedians wants to take something like this up, but it need not be a broad community effort. -Peteforsyth 18:43, 29 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

As a holistic person, I believe that everything is interconnected to each other. When people use up the world's oil supply to loan outdated books from library instead of staying home and getting up-to-the-nanosecond information on Wikipedia, it hurts the environment just as much it hurts the person's true knowledge about something. Public libraries will be a thing of the past someday (except as a part of schools and universities) and it helps to know that if you can't walk to your information, you can seek it right at home with Wikipedia. GVnayR 16:29, 3 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]
GVnayR, in retrospect, what I said above applies to a number of the proposals here, and I'm not sure singling yours out was a great idea. I am also very concerned about global warming, and subscribe to holism the long run in this process, I think it's a good idea to focus heavily on developing a strategy for furthering Wikimedia's stated mission, but your point is well taken. It's probably a good idea to get a lot of stuff out on the table in the early stages, and consider it in terms of the overall project as we progress.
Regardless, I like your idea, and hope it finds some traction, whether it's here or through another process. -Peteforsyth 19:56, 3 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for agreeing with my, Peterforsyth. We need to do more to battle global warming and climate change. GVnayR 03:08, 4 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]