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(@angelabeesleystarling)

general outreach

Bid for Wikimania

Brisbane made some plans in the past. Sydney has some potential venues for 2012 (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2012/Bids/Sydney)

 

Though the board should not express a preference for a city, it ought to provide support to any teams wishing to submit a Wikimania bid and should make clear to the members that teams are allowed to and encouraged to go ahead with organising bids.

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3 votes
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(@angelabeesleystarling)

membership

Use geo-sitenotices

Make wider use of geo-sitenotices to communicate with Australia-based readers and editors of all Wikimedia projects. This can be used to invite people to meetups, attract new chapter members, promote the chapter's activities, and solicit donations.

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3 votes
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(@tigre119)

general outreach

Different strokes

We may hope to show a unique-insight approach. Australia is valuable for unbiased, objective views because we are the only integral nation continent. In future Africa may become a nation like Australia who knows? For example, in the Pelican book: "Confronting the Future" by ANU Prof Charles Birch; Australia is a model for the world for the next hundred years. We have had to do most things for ourselves, freedom to solve... more »

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1 vote
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(@orderinchaos78)

general outreach

Create information kit to enable people to do outreach

In essence, enabling people around the country to achieve our statement of purpose by producing an information kit they can use, and establishing a network of contacts in particular fields. The information kit would include, among other things, answers to FAQ, a short Powerpoint presentation (which can be adapted as appropriate) for giving to outside bodies, advice written by experienced members on strategies which work... more »

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10 votes
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(@angelabeesleystarling)

membership

Improve the hosting of wikimedia.org.au

As people need to visit the official wiki at wikimedia.org.au to become members and to donate, it's important the site is available. Potentially members and revenue are being lost due to downtime, bugs, or slowness. Right now, the home page is "Served in 23.752 secs" (you can view this figure in the HTML source of the page) which is unacceptably slow.

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6 votes
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(@adza00)

general outreach

Chapter blog and/or twitter feed

I see organisations and institutions all the time using their blogs and twitter feeds as a controlled means of "getting the news out" - the successes, the challenges, the inside view and of course upcoming events. They have a simple structure - approved editors, usually with onsite profiles, who can contribute to the main text, while commenting is open to all - sometimes moderated, but not always. This would in my view... more »

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5 votes
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(@adza00)

glam

Get a professional marketing plan to convince GLAMs about benefit of free culture collaboration

The idea is: Get a marketing company to draft a marketing plan and "hook" in partnership with us. The company might be one which is friendly to us who would do the job gratis or cheaply. The reason is: We are selling something - an idea. This costs our potential partners something - the presumed benefits of restrictive copyright over their intellectual or actual property. However it also has a plus for them as we all... more »

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3 votes
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(@adza00)

education

Create Wikimedia-based lesson plans for K-12 teachers to use

Some consideration has been given to educational purposes of Wikipedia and its sister projects. The problem as I understand it is that teachers have high work loads and not a lot of time to invest in pulling things apart themselves, so simply bundling up what we have and giving it to them might not work. A former Geography teacher of mine has said that the real market is in "lesson plans" which teachers can pretty much... more »

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8 votes
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(@angelabeesleystarling)

online

Review reports from other chapters for ideas

Chapter reports are available at http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/chapters-reports/ In case IdeaScale does not generate enough ideas, create a list based on what has successfully been done by other chapters and review which of these would make sense for Wikimedia Australia to undertake now, which might work in later years, and which should not be considered at all. Some recent examples include workshops for Wikimedians,... more »

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2 votes
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(@conman)

wmf

Audit of Australian content on WP and Commons

Similar to WP:Vital articles, WP:1.0 and similar projects, engage the Australian wiki-community in first drawing up some broad ideas of what content "should" be there, and then audit Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons to see how much of that content is there and what quality it is, e.g. how many Federal politicians have Good-class WP articles and good quality photos. The report on this can then be used to drive future... more »

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3 votes
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(@conman)

general outreach

Develop outreach "best practices"

Basically, form a short document that outlines the best ways to approach potential outreach partners, so that we can contact GLAMs, Universities, corporations etc. consistently and effectively. The practices can - and should - be formed in collaboration with other Wikimedians with similar activities, taking on things like WMDE's approach to the Bundesarchiv, but would also need to be tailored for Australian organisations.... more »

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6 votes
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(@craig0)

governance

Rules reform to allow more flexible office-holder arrangements

For the past two AGMs, there has been an issue with the rules making it so that a single person cannot run for both an "ordinary member" and office-bearing position. Every AGM we knee-slap about how inflexible this is, we resolve to do something about it, and each time it seems that nothing happens. It shouldn't take much of the committee's time to come up with a proposal to amend the rules to remove this restriction.... more »

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4 votes
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