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-- Philippe 08:19, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
I look forward to working with you on the Enhance community health and culture task force.
The task force page has our mandate and a list of questions for us to answer. There is a beginning list of resources for us to use. We may need to look for more.
To get the ball rolling I put the questions on the talk page for us to start discussing a plan for answering them.
Please suggestion any ideas about how to better organized ourselves.
Sydney (aka FloNight)
Community health task force: week of 11-09-09
The Enhance community health and culture task force completed our first full week of work. I summarized our initial activities for our first Weekly Report and included a list of general activities for next week.
Task force/Enhance community health and culture task force/Weekly Report 01
Please add any specific activities that you plan to do for the next week here.
The clock is ticking so in order to stay on schedule we need to make a list of the research activities to complete by the end of the first month. Following this schedule will let us focus on writing the recommendation during the last few weeks because we will have the core research completed. Add your suggestions here.
Look forward to seeing your ideas and thoughts.
Sydney (aka FloNight)
Task force/Community health
Updating you about the task force activities and inviting you to update us about any work done related to Community health and your future plans.
See the reference section for new material to review. And here is a reading list of more studies related to the topic.
Additionally, I would like to set a time this week for us to do an interim status check on our work. Could you please indicate here the best days and time for us to have the discussion.
FloNight 12:09, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Following up your on site comment and your email, here are some links related to topics related to Community health that might get you started working writing a proposal.
I agree that it will be fruitful to look at the way that other mainstream organizations and on line communities recognize their volunteer workers. Also, I think we need to look at what is already being done on the Foundation wikis and look for ways to expand it.
I found several studies that look at the motivation of people contributing to Wikipedia.
I still need to look more thoroughly through their reference lists for other papers to review about other on line communities. I can share a few that I already saw.
- Kollock, P. and M. Smith, Managing the virtual commons: Cooperation and conflict in computer communities, in Computer-Mediated Communication: Linguistic, Social, and Cross-Cultural Perspectives, S.C. Herring, Editor. 1996, John Benjamin: Amsterdam. p. pp. 109--128.
- Lori Foster Thompson , John P. Meriac , John G. Cope, Motivating online performance, Social Science Computer Review, v.20 n.2, p.149-160, Summer 2002 [doi>10.1177/089443930202000205]
These look pretty theoretical based. I'm hoping that they will have a good dose of applied practice, too.
Let me know if you get any firm ideas about a new proposal that you would like to start. I'll be glad to help.
FloNight 15:38, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
November 24 update
I've added my own proposal: Proposal:Traditional_Volunteer_Management_Rewards_and_Recognition
I've also added comments to several proposals under:
And I've summaried my favorites: Favorites/Jcravens42
I still think that a volunteer with academic journal access should be recruited to look into journals relating to volunteerism, community engagement and community participation to look for academic articles that could address some of the issues this task force is meant to address. Our research shouldn't be limited to only what other wikis and online communities are doing. Let's look at traditional practices to find out if there are things to adapt to the Wikimedia online setting. I have neither the access to such academic journals (I'm not affiliated with a university and I'm no where near a university library right now), and I don't have the time in 2009 (to get to a university library and conduct the research). Maybe that should be a proposal in and of itself? -- Jcravens42 20:56, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Jayne, welcome. I am SO glad to see you here: thanks for getting involved. Sue Gardner 21:22, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
- Ditto. Welcome to the team. :) Randomran 22:50, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
Reminder to add your comments to the Task force/Community Health/Weekly Report 04. And I want to highlight that the task force is having a meeting on Thursday at 22:00 UTC. FloNight 10:34, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
Meeting starting in #wikimedia-strategy channel at 22:00 UTC now. FloNight 22:05, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
Let's run with your proposal!
Hi there. There was an IRC meeting for the task force last night and I believe we both missed it (well, I certainly did) but from reading the chat log (which is on the task force talk page) I get the impression we can now start drafting the recommendations that will be put before the WMF board. I've gone ahead and pasted your "traditional volunteer rewards" proposal here.
As you will see, there's a fair bit more to fill in on that page. I've also suggested that you might fill in some detail about your background to give the recommendation more weight. Please have a go at bringing the recommendation page up to speed. I'll keep an eye on it too and will add stuff once you've dived in. --Bodnotbod 09:47, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Hello Jcravens42 :-) Not heard from you lately. Let us know your recent activities related to the Community health task force by adding your comments to the Weekly Report. We are having another meeting this Thursday, Dec. 2009 at 2200 UTC in #wikimedia-strategy channel at 22:00 UTC now. FloNight♥♥♥ 20:54, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
- As I think I mentioned somewhere, I had a paying gig and a trip to Serbia that took priority over everything else. I'm just back and catching up on email and what's going on here. -- Jcravens42 19:31, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
preliminary recommendation discussion
Sending out a mass message to check in at: Task force/Community Health/Recommendation evaluation
We don't need to pin down our recommendations until mid-January. But we've had a lot of discussions about possible recommendations to focus on. Our hope is to narrow down the larger list to some recommendations that we feel have the most potential.
Check in at the discussion page over there. Randomran 01:01, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
- Take a look at the Community Health task force's discussion about narrowing our list of Recommendations. We are whittling down the list in order to have something concrete by January 12, 2010.
- And add your recent activities and planned activities to the Community Health Week 07 Report.
- Let me know how that I can better help you with your work on the Strategic Planning wiki.