Talk:Call for Participation

Wikimania 2007 Taipei :: a Globe in Accord
Latest comment: 17 years ago by AndonicO in topic Why Taiwan

ok for me -- TzuChiang

That anon edit was me. Is everyone ok with requiring the submission be GFDL/cc-by? cc-by allows them to reused very easily without worrying about the GFDL, and the GFDL allows them to be used on Wikimedia projects. Angela 00:19, 1 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

To whom may concern about the style and the content of submissions, I suggest you refer to OSCON's samples:

--b6s 18:02, 1 March 2007 (UTC)Reply


When you post an announcement, please leave a note on Call for Participation/distribution. Thank you. --Aphaia 14:06, 5 March 2007 (UTC)Reply


I am going to ask you some details, in order that I can better understand what it is written and I can trnslate it better.

  • posters (printed presentations or visual displays that can stand on their own)
What does the last part mean. It is about the argument, that is it shoul deal about a short argument that can be written in a single poster. Or is it a physical requirement of the installation? That is, is it a requirment that the poster should come with all is needed so that they can be displayed?
It's about the content. You should be able to understand the poster without further explanation -- JakobVoss 22:05, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
  • discussion groups and panels
Are the panels (as written in the "Types of Submissions" section) , the same thing as discussion groups (as written in "About Wikimania" section).
Is it ok to translate "panels" as "thematic discussions"
Well, not really. A panel is not a discussion group. A pane is a limited number (~3-6 people) of people sitting at the front and discussing (with some audience interaction). A discussion group is a larger, open group of people with a moderator. -- JakobVoss 22:05, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
So, perhaps it is a thing that we call in Italian "tavola rotonda" (translating "round table"), where every person could speak - actually this is never true, only a few people can and the other are just attendees. -- AnyFile 22:18, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
  • please send your submission by the respective deadline
Is there only one date as deadline for submission (30 April) or are there more than one. What does respective mean?
There is only one date - you can skip the word "respective" -- JakobVoss 22:05, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
AnyFile 15:15, 5 March 2007 (UTC)Reply


I will include this in Wikizine 63 as a "Request for help". Current draft version @ User talk:Walter. View in edit mode. Feel free to edit. --Walter 15:49, 5 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Closed --Walter 19:25, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Any idea when it will be back up and functional? 01:02, 12 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Works again. Danke sehr. 01:07, 14 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

What is this?

I wonder waht do they mean with "submission"? and whatever it is, is it necessary to send it 4 applying as a wikimania '07 participant?--Andersmusician 05:46, 28 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Submission means you can submit your ideas about Wikimania like posters, art creations or program ideas to the program committee to show or discuss in Wikimania. For more information, see Call for Participation. And it's not required for applying as a participant. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 14:18, 30 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Ambiguous presentation requirement

The requirements state that we should submit a 1-3 sentence bio for each author, however, there is no place for such a description on the application! -- Alterego

If I read it right, you could write the bio in the comment field on the application form. See Submission.--H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 14:21, 30 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Why Taiwan

I mean it's a nice place but it is on the OPPOSITE side of the world from Britain and the United States and Canada. What's the chance that Brits, Americans and Canadians will flock all the way to Taiwan for this conference? The location simply rules OUT attendance by MILLIONS of English-speaking editors. Is this a wise approach? No wonder you are having problems getting people to attend!!! Come on! SimonATL 20:08, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Simply Wikimedia Foundation is an international organization with global business.--Theodoranian 00:40, 2 May 2007 (UTC)Reply
i think Taiwan was a great choice. i love it there TomSkillingmania
We know many Wikimedia editors are from the western world. However, we also have some Wikimedia editors here in Asia, and it's a good opportunity to let the western people know about Asia and the eastern world and open your minds to different cultures. I believe it's one of the benefits to the western editors.
BTW, it's still possible that a western city to be chosen as the host city next year. You can join the Wikimania 2008 bids and run the competition for it. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 05:20, 8 May 2007 (UTC)Reply
I live in the US, and I think I might be going. AndonicO 10:39, 11 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

"May 15"

So why do all the notices ignore users' date prefs? 21:17, 8 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

I could not understand what you are trying to say, sorry. --H.T. Chien (Talk / Contributions) 00:45, 9 May 2007 (UTC)Reply