Szymon Grabarczuk
Szymon Grabarczuk
Movement Strategy Liaison, Wikimedia Strategy & Community Relations Specialist, Wikimedia Foundation
"All the internal knowledge produced in the Movement belongs to it, and we must ensure its findability and usability by any participant."[1]

About me

I'm also known as Tar Lócesilion. For details related to my volunteer capacity, see my volunteer userpage.


I'm a Wiki[p/m]edian since 2010 and have made 66.000 edits globally. Only on my home wiki, I have created over 2.000 pages in 16 namespaces. Admin permissions on a few wikis, membership in local Arbitration Committee, and 79% support in stewards elections. 2 "main-ns-focused" WikiProjects created or co-ordinated, and several "meta-ns-focused". Many newbies "brought up" to "mature Wikipedians", many product deployments facilitated.


I'm a Vice-Chair of Wikimedia Polska board responsible mainly for capacity building such as compliance, collaboration of the board with the COO and knowledge management, but also strategic relations with partnering entities.

My work

Wikimedia Strategy

I'm a part-time strategy liaison in the Wikimedia Movement Strategy Process 2018-20. I held a similar position in 2017. Since 2018, my task has been to support all the activities of the process related to Meta-Wiki.

I publish most of the content, I'm not the only author though. When it comes to the draft recommendations and translations, I'm not their author at all. Draft recommendations were prepared by the Working Groups members, and the translations by an external firm.

I watch talk pages and give explanations in discussions. I do it however as I personally see things, because I don't receive instructions from the Core Team.

Wikimedia Foundation

I'm also a part-time community liaison in the Readers Web Team (Product department).


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I am an independent consultant and not an agent or employee of WMF and have no employeer-employee relationship with WMF. I operate as an entirely independent entity. I choose my own working hours, working place and style of work. My potential act on behalf of WMF which may be regarded as over and above my duties and responsibilities would be unauthorized, unlawful and I would be personally liable.

I provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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  1. Manage Internal Knowledge. One of the Movement Strategy Process recommendations.