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* Looking for funding - going through lists of potential funders for potential matches.
 
* Looking for funding - going through lists of potential funders for potential matches.
 
** Using Google Spreadsheets. Happy to share with anyone who's interested.
 
** Using Google Spreadsheets. Happy to share with anyone who's interested.
** started [[Appropedia:Sponsors/FAQ]]
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** started [[Appropedia:Supporters/FAQ]]
 
* How to raise our profile? (-> traffic and media)
 
* How to raise our profile? (-> traffic and media)
 
** Identify controversial and current topics, & link from front page.
 
** Identify controversial and current topics, & link from front page.
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*** How to identify controversial content? Someone who follows the news and writes content. Talk with Wikinews community.  
 
*** How to identify controversial content? Someone who follows the news and writes content. Talk with Wikinews community.  
 
*** Look for journalism student intern to lead this content, or is that stretching too far? Communications intern?  
 
*** Look for journalism student intern to lead this content, or is that stretching too far? Communications intern?  
* Get work started on [[Appropedia:Bot tasks|bot tasks]]
 
* How to handle "interesting stubs" e.g. [[Plastic bottle greenhouse]]. Socmed -> "Can you add to our page on...?"
 
* How to request synopses - special case of the copyedit tag, adding pages to a subcategory? {{tl|add summary}}? (On [[Plastic_Sheeting_for_Emergency_Shelter_and_Other_Purposes]] I used <nowiki>{{copyedit|Add summary of the original document - at least take something from its introduction would help. Use your own words, as we do not have permission to use the document's text.}}</nowiki> - adapt this, with [[Help:Notices]].)
 
 
=== Quickies ===
 
 
BetterMeans (when I have a good connection):
 
* Request a way to "open" or remove an owner from the bot task.
 
* Identify data sets, and ways to use them. E.g. clean teach data at http://www.reegle.info/ & http://data.reegle.info/ - we can embed their open data/data sets in MediaWiki, Explore OKFN's database of data sets.
 
* Check [[User talk:Teratornis #File license details]] -> create a task.
 
 
Bot tasks:
 
* Remove inappropriate redirects to userspace. "(?si)#redirect ?\[\[User:.*]]" -> create a list of pages to check and delete. (Redirects from names aren't a big problem. Redirects to pages that are unsuitable due to quality concerns are a problem.)
 
 
== Deal with PATBs ==
 
 
[[:Category:ITDGbotpage]]:
 
* check against other pages.
 
* move dubious ones to userspace? Or move all to userspace? Redirect to the better pages.
 
* Check footer/history before moving.
 
  
 
=== Interns and volunteers ===
 
=== Interns and volunteers ===
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* UN: http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/org/register.html
 
* UN: http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/org/register.html
  
=== Category cleanup ===
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[[Category:Chriswaterguy's working pages]]
 
 
Cleanup & make consistent the subcategories of:
 
* [[:Category:Organizations]]
 
* [[:Category:Energy]], esp [[:Category:Wind]]. Remove [[:Category:Renewable energy]]?
 
 
 
''Please add to this list. To link a category, use a colon, like this: <nowiki>[[:Category:Wind]]</nowiki>''
 
 
 
 
 
Request help via blog - draft:
 
<blockquote>
 
Over a breakfast meeting with [http://www.mitra.biz/joomla/index.php/home Mitra Ardron] recently, he described how he's someone who prefers to navigate via categories, rather than search - and he'd come up with some examples on Appropedia that are very confusing.
 
 
 
Now, anyone can edit the categories in a wiki, but it's best if final changes are made by someone who's been working with the wiki and with the categories for a long time - so I'm putting out a request for help. Have a look through our categories, by:
 
* looking up topics you're interested in, or
 
* browsing the [http://www.appropedia.org/index.php?title=Special%3ACategoryTree&target=Fundamental&mode=categories&dotree=Show+tree Category Tree].
 
 
 
Find examples of confusing categories - places where categories are duplicated, badly named, or you wouldn't know which category to use on a page. Then paste the category names or links in the comments below.
 
 
 
Thanks!
 
</blockquote>
 
 
 
=== Moving categories ===
 
 
 
* [[User:Chriswaterguy/moving category page content with history]] & personal notes
 
 
 
Then use bot to remove {{tl|Browsetopic}} and {{tl|Newpageresource}}. Have asked about {{tl|Topicadmin}}
 
 
 
=== "Nowiki" topic categories in userspace ===
 
 
 
* exceptinsidetag:nowiki
 
* Ensure doesn't include cat links starting "[[:"
 
 
 
Use manual check, if possible with an edit-modified-version-in-browser or tk editor option.
 
 
 
=== Dev wiki ===
 
 
 
Change group membership on dev site after update:
 
* [http://www.whatissustainability.org/index.php?title=User:Tahnokbot&action=edit&redlink=1 User:Tahnokbot] from (none) to Bots ‎
 
* [http://www.whatissustainability.org/index.php?title=User:Munimortal&action=edit&redlink=1 User:Munimortal] from (none) to Administrators, Bureaucrats and Widget editors ‎ (tech intern)
 
* [http://www.whatissustainability.org/User:RichardF User:RichardF] from (none) to Administrators and Widget editors ‎ (play with widgets)
 
* [http://www.whatissustainability.org/User:Tahnok User:Tahnok] from (none) to Administrators, Bureaucrats and Widget editors ‎ (have fun :-))
 
* [http://www.whatissustainability.org/index.php?title=User:Woozle&action=edit&redlink=1 User:Woozle] from (none) to Administrators and Widget editors ‎ (may wish to help with site dev)
 
* [http://www.whatissustainability.org/User:Willd User:Willd] from (none) to Administrators ‎ (to play with new features esp semantic)
 
 
 
=== Partnerships ===
 
 
 
* Look up admins/bureaucrat/sponsor for http://www.developmentcommons.org/wiki/ & offer to host.
 
 
 
=== Misc jobs ===
 
 
 
* See [[User:Chriswaterguy/Board of Directors meeting prep]]
 
* [[Appropedia:Fundraising/Tasks]]
 
* {{tl|WP}}: -> '''\{\{(WP(:p?)}}\|(.*?)}} -> \\1{{w|\\1}}'''  then consider whether to add a local wikilink.
 
 
 
== On hold... ==
 
 
 
Hoping for help with some of these
 
* Wikilink bot
 
* Categorization bot
 
* Writing articles...
 
* Turning [[:Category:Content staging areas|raw ported content]] into articles.
 

Latest revision as of 01:31, 28 November 2015

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Goals[edit]

I'm setting goals to stretch myself, so that I strategize how to reach them. Here are some of them. I chose the dates as something to aim for (no specific meaning - just x weeks or months from when I set the goal).

  • Find 3 more tech interns - 11 May 2011 Confirmed one more, for a total of 3. Decided that number of tech interns is good for now. Aim to have 3 or 4 at any one time? => One more for June 2011.
  • Make outline of a fundraising campaign - 15 June 2011
  • Get some mainstream media coverage for Appropedia - 14 June 2011
  • Find funding, including: $20,000 in sponsorship - 19 June 2011
  • Find 3 corporate volunteers - 19 Aug 2011
  • 1 million page views per month for Appropedia (up from ~0.5 million currently) - 19 Aug 2011

Current projects[edit]

  • Looking for funding - going through lists of potential funders for potential matches.
  • How to raise our profile? (-> traffic and media)
    • Identify controversial and current topics, & link from front page.
      • -> Need a main page team. This might be mainly a community-building issue - need a few admins as members, so there's always someone who can actually update the page.
      • How to identify controversial content? Someone who follows the news and writes content. Talk with Wikinews community.
      • Look for journalism student intern to lead this content, or is that stretching too far? Communications intern?

Interns and volunteers[edit]