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KCVelaga (WMF) (चर्चायोगदान)

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. As a matter of fact, there had only been one member who served on the Board, from South Asia, in more than fifteen years of history.

In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees? In this regard, it would be good to have a community discussion to discuss the proposed ideas and share our thoughts, give feedback and contribute to the process. Following my email discussion with Fredericknoronha, I will be hosting a meeting at 7 pm (IST) on later today i.e 13 February 2021. It would be awesome to have your participation. The meeting link to join is https://meet.google.com/uff-qtdf-ftv. Let me know if you have any questions.

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The Discoverer (चर्चायोगदान)

@AVSmalnad77, I award you this barnstar for tirelessly improving pages in the Konkani Wikipedia by doing tasks like inter-script links, improving the formatting and adding categories.

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The Discoverer (चर्चायोगदान)

Hello @AVSmalnad77, there is a Wikipedians of Goa User Group and we are active on WhatsApp. In this group, you can interact with many of the members who are involved in the Konkani projects. If you are interested to join in, the phone number is given on the group page. Regards,

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Ernesztina (चर्चायोगदान)

FYI, an example of the toggle system can be found here.

In fact, virtually all pages of Wp/sgh have articles in both writing systems.--~~~~

ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (चर्चायोगदान)
I will start a discussion in the local community portal since the entire community can benefit from this.
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The Discoverer (चर्चायोगदान)

Hello @AVSmalnad77, thanks for improving many articles and welcome to the Konkani Wikipedia. Feel free to let me know if you need any sort of support. Regards, The Discoverer.

ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (चर्चायोगदान)
Thank you @The Discoverer. I am a North Canara Konkani who is most comfortable with writing Konkani in Kannada script. I had thought of writing new articles, but had refrained from that since I don't know to write in Antruzi Konkani. I was not sure whether it is a good idea to write in my Konkani dialect on Wikipedia. If it is fine, I can contribute more actively using Kannada script. AVSmalnad77 (उलयात) 22:13, 13 नोव्हेंबर 2020 (IST)
The Discoverer (चर्चायोगदान)
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