Usage of Wikimedia web sites

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DRAFT

We cannot work with only one site. For the different target users we do need specific web sites, with different security, content and structure rules.

Principles[edit]

We propose the following principles:

  • Choose the site where a maximum of participants are
  • Need-to-know principle (confidentiality)
  • Every site has its own purpose, technology, and (in)conveniences
  • Some sites are multilingual (Wikimedia Belgium), others are language specific (Wikipedia); international sites are only English

Overview[edit]

Usage for websites for Wikimedia Belgium
Geography Website Usage description
Wikimedia organisation related
National http://www.wikimedia.be Fully multilingual Public website for Wikimedia Belgium (official announcements, activities announcements, mission, contacts, statutory, reports, general assembly, official PDF documents). Not a Wikimedia website; "normal" web site technology (Drupal).

Members website, where people can join up the organisation, and pay the annual fee if required.

https://be.wikimedia.org (This is the current website)

Collaboration site, ideas, etc. Public access, allows interaction with all members, and interested parties, but not for official announcements.

As a rule of thumb, only temporary (work on progress) information on the Wiki. If the content of a page will not change anymore, the content should be transferred to another platform.

We should also add a status: DRAFT, PROPOSED, FINAL, APPROVED, EXPIRED

Could be Namespace "Board" in above website with restricted access? Protected and restricted access only for Board members.

Board meetings (internal material), and other private organisation material

International https://meta.wikimedia.org All international projects + chapter relationships

Crucial is the easy exchange of info amongst all chapters, and with the Foundation in a standard way, and easily traceable

Project Funding request (personal, workgroup, chapter projects)

Wikipedia project related
Regional http://www.wikipedia.be Wikipedia for Belgium with links to all covered languages
https://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia content per language NL/FR/DE/EN
https://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia namespace for language specific Wikipedia projects (announcements, edit-a-thons, GLAM, projects)
https://commons.wikimedia.org Central repository for multimedia files (JPEG, PDF, audio, video) of general interest for all Wikimedia applications
General Wikimedia Communication
Communication mailto:wikimediabe-l@lists.wikimedia.org General e-mail list
http://webchat.freenode.net?channels=wikimedia-be IRC chat channel
General Social platforms
Social platforms https://www.youtube.com YouTube

How to edit Wikipedia, demo's, instruction, project videos, etc. for general interest and availability

https://twitter.com Twitter

Wikimedia Belgium that wants to announce. JPEG and video from YouTube can be combined...

https://www.linkedin.com LinkedIn

Users that want to interact with each other; Wikimedia Belgium that wants to announce

https://www.facebook.com Facebook

It exists, but is not used (yet)

Colaboration and content sharing tools
Private, Project, Workgroup https://www.google.com Google Apps for non-profit

Integrated environment

https://drive.google.com Google Drive

Easily sharing documents amongst the Board

Questions[edit]