Meeting:Community (2019-09-30)

Community meeting

30 September 2019

This meeting has two pages: one restricted-access page (only for members of the current Board) and one public-access page (which may have sensitive information redacted).

  Wikimedia Australia Inc.


Date: Monday 30 September 2019
Time / time zone: 5pm WA / 6.30pm NT / 7pm AEST
Meeting channel: BigBlueButton


Attendees: Alex, Robert, Pru, Ann, David, Matt, Nick, Sam, Thomas, Tom, Gideon and Gillian
Apologies: Steven

Introductions from each attendee.

Walk through Wikimedia space by Sam (via shared screen)

  • Discussion of gadgets, lua, mediawiki development was very fractured
  • Mailman has issues but upgrading is a big job
  • Discord platform tested for technical discussion
  • Now being tested more broadly
  • Benefits:
  • gathered topics, tags etc
  • not threaded
  • moderation capabilities (general and per-topic)
  • can be used fully in-email
  • Events can be viewed as calendar and map and are machine-readable

Organising a new editing event


  • Report summarising comm meetings from the committee for the community webinar

Possible items for next meetings

  • Reaching people who don't know about WMAU or who are only peripherally involved
  • Wikipedians in residence discussions and proposals
  • Monthly cross-city editing meetups
  • Short updates on upcoming and recent events
  • Some open meeting discussion structure and how to form partnerships


Australian artist biographies in peer review with WikiJournal of Humanities:

Upcoming talks/conferences

Meeting closed

Meeting closed at: 8.10pm AEST

Next Community webinar: To be discussed via membership list for the next meeting time and date

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