Talk:Wikimedia movement/en

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Yesterday I noticed the absence of this entry on Meta, and since here there was a red link I created it. But perhaps Meta is the best location (I've added a random category), or perhaps it isn't, beacuse here we can discuss the form the Wikimedia movement should have in the next years (as Anthere proposed a year ago, and while we're now touching this very issue while discussing the new WMF-chapters relations). --Nemo 06:38, 30 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I love this concept, but if we're thinking of it as a movement perhaps we should have some non-trademarked name?--Pharos 00:59, 12 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, you don't need the trademark for everything. But yes, we need an appropriate and wise trademark policy, and maybe Wikimedia Foundation will force chapters and Wikimedia movement to create a new logo... Nemo 19:24, 19 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, I don't really mean that we should restrict the chapters more. I was thinking along the line of the social and educational movement that Wikimedia leads, but that includes some projects that are separate from us. As an analogy, imagine if Greenpeace had been the first major environmental group (it wasn't, but it works for this example), and with a proliferation of such groups people started speaking of a "Greenpeace movement"; wouldn't something like "Green movement" still be a better name?--Pharos 04:54, 23 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, but Wikimedia movement is somehow part of other movements like free culture movement, wiki movement etc., as in your example Greenpeace movement is part of the Green movement, and Anthere's definition wouldn't say the contrary. However, I agree that the definition (if possibile) should be clearer. Nemo 15:58, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Distinction between Wikipedists and Wikipedians

What is the difference between the two? This page should make the distinction more clearer. -- OlEnglish 20:31, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great question. Good to ask. The Czech, Esperanto and Polish Wikipedia have opted for a translation of Wikipedist cs:Wikipedista, eo:Vikipediisto, pl:Wikipedysta instead of a translation of user to address their editors. Let's say Wikipedists are registered users of Wikipedia. Now, the term Wikimedian is a term used by CBrown1023 on 28 January 2007. I don't know if that was the first instance, or who coined the term first. Wikimedians are users of any Wikimedia project. Wikipedian is a term that predates the term Wikimedian. Dedalus 20:52, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The difference between "Wikipedian" and "Wikimedian" is clear enough. However the difference between "Wikipedian" and "Wikipedist" is still obscure to me; are you saying that a "Wikipedist" is simply someone who edits articles, while a "Wikipedian" is more broadly anyone who is a member of the "Wikipedia community"?--Pharos 04:41, 23 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The way I would like to see it defined is, a Wikipedist is someone who reads and uses Wikipedia, while a Wikipedian edits. Or perhaps the other way around? -- OlEnglish 15:54, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Me too.Thanks to dear Pharos to great question.But I think to there equal.Dear OlEnglish that alright?--MOTOI Kenkichi 11:54, 4 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]