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how exciting :-) Privatemusings 07:35, 13 January 2009 (UTC)


What time period is this event expected to occur over? Just looking through the public exhibition space takes a full day. Add access to the Ultimo storage areas and post-event editing and we can't hope to cover more than a small part of the museum in one day. Is this an all-day event or part of a day or what?

Are phm supplying a photographer to take publicity photos for themselves or to take photos requested by us for Wikipedia? In the latter case, we won't need a photographer but will need access to the photos.

A list of specific artifacts that they would like articles on would be useful. (Note that the key attractions paragraph doesn't actually include any links to phm artifacts and there doesn't seem to be any list of articles on phm artifacts in wikipedia).

As for the editing, it's not really practical for more than one person to edit a single article at once. This implies that cleanup/expansion of existing articles would comes down to one person typing, possibly with additional people suggesting text. Obviously, new articles can be written in parallel (as long as there's some co-ordination to ensure that no more than one person is independently writing each page).

If someone has 3G and a laptop, we could edit as we go (making notes as we go sounds a good idea in any case).

--PeterJeremy 10:45, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

I'll take your questions in order:
Yes, there's a lot to cover and not much time! We'll see how we go... we'll most likely be splitting into groups to follow the curator whos interests correspond with your own. Timing issues will have to be discussed closer to the day.
Their photographer will be taking shots for us. Presumably the odd photo of us too, but primarily for us.
Yes, we will hopefully have their "wishlist" beforehand for some of their preferred articles/key attractions.
The practicalities of editing as a group in person have not been tested before, so it'll be interesting to see how it works. We'll most likely take a range of strategies like offline collaboration on a new article; working each on our own/pairs on articles; talking with curators etc. Very much a trial run...
We could possibly edit as we go, and perhaps record the tour on video/audio. But I think that, since we will have access to the curators in the editing session too, we will not have to madly write down as much as we can during the tour (thereby missing out on the actual experience). Witty lama 13:30, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
small point - editing 'live' with groups of people has been tried a few times, I think - here's an example from the 'not the wikipedia weekly' podcast (I missed that one though!) - I suspect that it's tricky, but where there's a will there's a way, and though it's certainly a different dynamic, it is possible to get stuff done. Privatemusings 01:25, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

March 6th

we're locked in now? :-) Privatemusings 10:46, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

actually - it's now the 13th. But that's now final. Witty lama 09:21, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

hope it went well :-)

Well i meant to come by here earlier and say 'good luck' - but instead I look forward to seeing some of the output etc. - in fact my next stop is the english wiki to check some contributions! Hope it went well, and congrat.s to Liam for working hard to get it off the ground.

ps. I hope triple J got some good stuff - I had a chat with them yesterday - was kinda interesting :-) Privatemusings 05:47, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


This should be added to the front page, in the news section. John Vandenberg 09:22, 18 April 2009 (UTC)