Proposal talk:Regional WikiAcademy program

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does anyone have any idea as to the feasibility of producing a map with shaded areas indicating the areas this proposal is intending to cover - obviously the 1hr and 2hr limits are intended to be guidelines (we mean by car, right?) - anywhoo it'd be nice to see, even vaguely, where we think the boundaries lie. I spend some time in the northern rivers area (nr. lismore) - you'd get to the Gold Coast in a couple of hours, so the whole area is currently out of scope for this proposal - are we perhaps being mildly over restrictive? cheers, Privatemusings 21:22, 16 November 2010 (EST)

A map would be lovely. File:Australia location map.svg is a good basis. John Vandenberg 21:46, 16 November 2010 (EST)
In the current definition, Lismore would be out, but Casino would is OK. Also going down the coast a bit further towards Grafton would do the trick. John Vandenberg 13:51, 17 November 2010 (EST)
The 'Gold Coast-Tweed Heads' and 'Sunshine Coast' entries in that Wikipedia page are a problem as they are not a single population centre. Maybe we could make an exception for those two, requiring that the host town be 1.5 kms away from a central point in each of those areas; that should allow Lismore to be a host town (if you drive slowly). John Vandenberg 13:51, 17 November 2010 (EST)
Speaking just for myself (and not for the committee), I'd be happy to use common sense to determine if an area is regional or not. I don't know coastal northern NSW that well so I can't comment on Lismore, but if it's regional by any reasonable definition, then I'd be happy to do that. Lankiveil 12:12, 18 November 2010 (EST).

Stricter definition of Regional to start with

The proposal looks fine to me. I suggest the "definition" of regional should be strictly enforced to start with, and then if there is money left over nearer the end of the FY, it can be relaxed and include places where one of the two distances does not apply. (Alternatively, if this does still need more proof of concept events, less strict definitions of regional could be applied to start with, but you must at least attempt to apply them at some stage, or they might as well be removed as unenforcable.) Mark Hurd 11:50, 6 March 2012 (EST)