Talk:Frequently Asked Questions

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Latest comment: 17 years ago by in topic Event Critical Feedback

Please list other questions here.

  • I have been asked the following: "is it primarily a scholarly event as opposed to an occasion for contributors to Wikipedia to exchange ideas for how to improve Wikipedia? Is there a history of people presenting papers here and then publishing them in academic journals?" I'd like to know the answer myself, too :) --Piotrus 00:55, 18 April 2006 (UTC)Reply
Hi Piotrus, I think it's definitely a bit of both (academic conference and community get-together). I think we need both aspects to make it work - we, as a community, obviously need to have a space to get to know each other face to face and to further exchange ideas etc., but we can also benefit from external perspectives on aspects of our work (such as Wikimedia's relevance to education). On the question of whether papers presented get published elsewhere, I'm not aware of many, but my paper last year was then translated into German and published in the Open Source Jahrbuch 2006 (by invitation, actually - I didn't submit it). Cheers. Cormaggio 09:25, 24 April 2006 (UTC)Reply

Will it ever come to AUstralia? 07:13, 21 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

That's up to the organisers, but I don't see why not, given sufficient support - the last one was in Germany and the next one (2006) in the United States. -- Chuq 11:31, 6 July 2006 (UTC)Reply
See meta:Wikimania 2007 for the cities that are bidding to host it next year. Angela 10:44, 22 July 2006 (UTC)Reply
Someone just posted the answer to my question on the main page! Pound Hall. (I've updated the FAQ accordingly.)

Event Critical Feedback

I have found out how to give feedback about a specific part of the event. How do i give feedback about wikimania on the whole? (registration/organization ... ect) 21:33, 5 August 2006 (UTC)Reply