User talk:WereSpielChequers

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Welcome to the Wikimedia Foundation's strategic planning process. We appreciate your interest in taking part. You can start by reading our Community guidelines. Check out the links on the Main Page and find an area that interests you. Please feel free to ask me any questions, or you may leave a message on the Village pump.

-- Philippe 09:51, 9 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

London meetup

Hi -

Could you provide me with more info about the London meetups? Is there a coordination page anywhere? -- Philippe 11:33, 9 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, en:wp:LONDON25 WereSpielChequers 18:23, 9 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks. See you in Argentina! -- Philippe 22:36, 9 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi there! Thanks for your interest in talking "Strategic Planning" at Wikimania 2009! Let's plan to meet during lunch, Day 2. Look us Eugene or I there! -- Philippe 02:37, 19 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK sounds good. WereSpielChequers 03:52, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your newbie challenge

I am fascinated by your newbie article challenge on Wikipedia. I wonder if you'd be willing to write up a page about the results here, so that we could provide it to the task forces as a bit of information? -- Philippe 14:11, 9 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK. I was already thinking of linking in the "parent project" en:Wikipedia:Requests for comment/new users into a couple of relevant pages. Some of the proposals that I've recently started are other spinoffs from this. WereSpielChequers 14:34, 9 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thank you for your very kind offer to serve as an administrator for this wiki. I'm creating new administrators today, and you're in the group that I'm giving the administrator tools to. I encourage you to use them rarely, and only after consideration. I prefer that pages be retained if there's any doubt as to their legitimacy. Please assume good faith on a massive scale. If you come across something questionable, please feel free to contact me, I'm almost always online. Please feel free to move proposals to the "Proposal:" namespace, but leave the redirect, for a while, so that if someone has put a link in their favorites, they can find their proposal.

With that said, also feel free to use the block button for inappropriate contributions (spammers should be blocked on sight) and anyone who is blatantly disruptive. The block template at {{blocked}} gives them instructions to contact me if it's an incorrect block. I will keep an eye on your use of the tools the first several days so that we both know that you're using them in the way that's calibrated with the other administrators. Please understand that if I contact you about an action, it's done with my thanks for your volunteerism.

Welcome, and please - again - accept my sincere thanks.

I envisage that users would have a free space allocated for drafting articles but above a certain size they would be charged for space. Users could also be charged for added MyFace-type features, like userboxes. Active volunteers could be provided with additional space or features in leiu of payment for their contributions. --Alchemist Jack 15:20, 18 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some userboxes are clearly useful, especially those related to languages one can help in and other offers to participate. Some are broadly "community building" and they are also worth having, others I grant do verge on being MySpacey. In the past we have had some bitter and contentious userbox wars as to what is and is not acceptable on the pedia, In my view moving from a binary choice of acceptable/not acceptable to a three way choice of free, chargeable and unacceptable would cost more in added argument than it would gain us in revenue. It also raises the issues of who would enforce this and make the decisions as to what was chargeable and what wasn't - long complex discussions about trivial sums of money might not be a healthy thing for a volunteer project.. WereSpielChequers 16:13, 18 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Next Steps

Next steps!
It's time to answer some questions! Would you check out the list of questions that were submitted by the community and others and try to answer some? -- Philippe 02:20, 22 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Next steps (again)

Hi WereSpielChequers,

Thanks for all of your contributions to the strategy wiki to date! The strategic planning process wouldn't be where it is today without all of your help. Your early and frequent support was invaluable, and I want you to know how much of a difference that you made. I hope you'll continue to work towards finishing the plan...

We're about to move into the third and final phase of the process, and in many ways, this will be the most challenging. I'm hoping you will continue to be an active presence in shaping the movement's five year strategic plan.

Here are some concrete suggestions as to how you can help moving forward:

  • Add your name to Strategic Planning:Hosts. This just formalizes what I think has been true all along; that you care about this process, and that you're doing what you can to help it along moving forward.
  • Help organize and improve this wiki! Starting next week (January 18, 2010), we're going to be encouraging many more people to come participate, and we want to make sure this wiki is as presentable as possible. A comprehensive list of things to do is at Strategic Planning:To-do list.
  • Invite people to participate! Encourage volunteers to discuss Task force/Recommendations.
  • Finally, we need to clearly describe what this final phase is going to look like. In particular, we could use feedback and discussion on Strategic Planning:Decision-Making.

Let me know what you think! Many, many thanks! ~Philippe 00:54, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]