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Talk:Submissions/Ghosts of Wikis Yet to Come: Three Stories of Wikimedia's Future

From Wikimania 2013 • Hong Kong
Latest comment: 11 years ago by Eloquence

It seems like a large omission to me to discuss "stories of Wikimedia's future" without any obvious reference to a future in which the WMF grows into a monolithic and dominating entity that no longer cares about its community, or the volunteers that grew it. You know, given recent events (FDC, Blog admin access, WMF wiki access, etc.) and the large number of complaints from longtime community members on various mailing lists. Will the growing "community gap" be addressed at all in your presentation Erik?Swatjester (talk) 07:07, 17 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi Dan. These are big questions, and I do think growing bureaucratization of Wikimedia overall (and that goes beyond WMF) is a concern we need to be conscious of. We may be able to touch on this either in the storytelling piece or the discussion, but the main trajectory of this talk are the larger trends in which Wikimedia is embedded as opposed to its internal dynamics, which is a conscious decision -- in my experience we focus a lot of the ongoing conversation on these internal questions, but we're paying very little attention to what's happening around us.--Eloquence (talk) 06:13, 18 May 2013 (UTC)Reply