Wikiquote talk:Wikimedia Strategy 2017

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The big question that we seek to answer is the following:

What do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?

Potential ways to think about this question:

  • What will guide our work together over the next 15 years?
  • What impact or change do we want to have on the world over the next 15 years?
  • What is the single most important thing we can do together over the next 15 years?
  • What will unite and inspire us as a movement for the next 15 years?
  • What will accelerate our progress over the next 15 years?
  • What will we be known for in the next 15 years?

Examples of summary sentences:

  • “Wikimedia stands for a purity of knowledge and facts, untainted by commercial interests or political agendas, and promotes a knowledge culture of balanced information and cited sources.”
  • “We should explore new kinds of knowledge spaces, embracing innovation in order to survive and thrive in 2030.”

If you have specific ideas for improving the software, please consider submitting them in Phabricator or the product's specific talkpage. To discuss the overall strategy process, see m:Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017. Other discussions throughout the movement are listed at m:Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Participate.


Summary and ConclusionsEdit

It is not difficult to summarize the upshot of the foregoing discussion and assess its impact. To wit: nil.

It may be less obvious how to assess whether the previous community exercise in strategic planning had any different impact on the resulting five year strategic plan. Hint: The planning exercise involved some 85,854 edits to 23,900 pages covering a wide range of issues, and the resulting strategic targets for the Wikimedia Foundation can be summarized in three words: bigger is better (specifically: more readers, more articles, more contributors, and more diversity; with a nod to more content review). Brilliant! ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:00, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

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