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Hello Pine and welcome to the Outreach Wiki!

Our mission is to recruit and support new Wikimedians and to build strong relationships with cultural and educational institutions. Want to help? Here are ways that you can get involved:

The Village pump is a great place to ask questions. Also, you can leave a note on my talk page if I can help. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like Outreach Wiki and decide to stay!

Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 03:15, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Advice needed[edit]

Hi Pine, I need some advice please. I recently ran a project for Wikimedia Australia to generate some interest in the university sector - Wikipedia training day, Bendigo Victoria. As a follow up one of the participants is creating a project page. This is currently housed on her Wikipedia user page, but looking at the page and what she is trying to do, I wonder if it would be better here. Knowing that you are active on both Wikipedia and Outreach, would you be able to have a look and let me know your opinion? Sorry, was not logged in, have done so and added signature. --Peterdownunder (talk) 08:11, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi, yes I think that page would be a good fit for the Outreach wiki although keeping it on English Wikipedia is also ok. I think it would be preferable to have the page on Outreach so it's more visible to participants and organizers from other outreach programs who may be interested in seeing what projects have been done elsewhere. --Pine 17:19, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiArS and the English Wikipedia Graphics Lab[edit]

Hi Pine, thanks for your message. I know Graphics Lab but I wanna to know more deeply to recommend to the schools of art. The idea of the WikiArS assignments is a bit different from graphic labs, these are images that needs an expert to give orientations to the students and to check the image before uploading. But yes, are neighbor ideas and I'll take in account ways of relation between it. --Dvdgmz (talk) 16:38, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Belfer Center fiasco[edit]

Why are you expressing so much concern about "not outing people's pseudonymous accounts here"? As far as I can tell, no such outing has taken place on the Belfer Center WiR postmortem page. I suppose you're talking about the comments made on the associated Talk page, about Wikipedia users Jruggie (who edited about John Ruggie) and Cmejia.botero (who also edited about John Ruggie, who in real life works at the same employer as Carmen Mejia. I personally wouldn't have a problem with those "outing" attempts to be removed from the Talk page. But what's really the crux of contention on the postmortem page is that Wikimedia Foundation trustees, former staff, and program affiliates are trying to hide information about the Belfer Center's and the Wikimedia Foundation's various conflicts of interest. It looks terrible for any organization that professes to honor openness and transparency. - 2601:B:BB80:E0:6D9B:C6AC:7F03:36B2 10:49, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

The consensus is that the comments on the talk page about the Jruggie and Cmejia.botero accounts can remain public. Those users seem to have made no attempt to conceal their identities. As you say, the Belfer affair in general should never have happened and I think WMF agrees. You can discuss your thoughts about the Belfer Center and the Wikimedia Foundation's possible conflicts of interest on the Belfer report's talk page. --Pine 22:51, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for inspiring me[edit]

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Dear Pine,

I just wanted to thank you again for sharing Leigh's students' video in the tech lightning talks yesterday.

I'm sure that I speak for Floor and Tighe, who were both watching remotely, when I say that this was wonderful to see.

Your introduction was thoughtful. Comprehensive while brief. Well connected to the event and the audience. And inspiring at the end. Thank you for writing it.

That the idea of sharing this video in this venue was suggested by you, and that the lightning talk was led by you, and that this education program was being celebrated by you rather than by my team was significant and meaningful. You are an influential member of our movement. And when you talk, people listen. I'm told that there were at least 32 people watching the live stream on YouTube. And countless more may watch it later. I hope that they do! Because this collaboration was really inspiring. :)

Thanks again for doing this, Pine. I'm grateful to you, more than you know.

Sincerely, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 23:51, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

P.S. It's still watchable on YouTube; start it at 35:40; press play now! :) Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 23:51, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Logo Creation[edit]

Hello

I would like it to be like this: Edu-Project South Africa.JPG

Ras Benjih (talk) 17:09, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Ras Benjih ok, what would you like changed from that version? --Pine 20:03, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

How about this logo? You can design it with South African colors Wikipedia Education Program United States logo.svg

or you can remove that S.A flag from my old logo and add this one Nuvola South African flag.svg

Any choice of yours will be accepted.

Ras Benjih (talk) 20:27, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Ras Benjih how is this? I made it the same proportions as the US logo. Wikipedia Education Program South Africa logo.png --Pine 21:03, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

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For Your Creation

Thank you for creating S.A program logo. Long live socialism!Ras Benjih (talk) 21:48, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Ras Benjih (talk) 21:48, 24 September 2015 (UTC)