The Wikifest is a very important event for the Wiki community. It brings together our users for a fun filled day of events in which we co-ordinate together to reward ourselves for all the hard work it takes to make this community so successful.
I myself have run and organized with the aid of the community 3 Wikifests (Spring 2009, Summer 2009, and Autumn 2009). As the host for the last 3 wikifests, I passed leadership over to another user to co-ordinate the next one however time has come for the wikifest and no product has been produced.
There is currently an active thread about the "planned" wikifest, but it's little action or attention and moving slow with little leadership or guidance. I've asked for permission to take over but it's not been much discussed there.
With the permission of the community, I'd like to assume responsibility for the next Wikifest. I'd like to start from scratch (no worries, the efforts and schedule on the forum above will be considered) and to rebuild the wikifest for the community. It needs to happen now and as someone with previous and past experience in the wikifest, skill in large scale events and co-ordination and bringing together awareness, I'd like to formally ask the community for permission to get the fest underfoot again.
If the community passes consensus on this, I will promise the fest be produced to the community standard within a few weeks time. We need this to happen now please.
And as I write this, I see there is a proposal for a wikifest committee. This already occurs with the users wishing to contribute. As a wiki, we are all equal and designating a committee violates AEAE. How are new community members able to offer their opinions on the fest if a committee is what oversees it. We need someone to assume lead but to have the event remain as community oriented and inclusive as possible. It is after all an event that will represent their behalf.
And to Steler and Telos: As much as I appreciate your effort to make this happen, it's not happening. Let me get this one underway and over with and it'll give you guys a bit more time to work on the next one. I know how this works and can get it going pretty fast.
22:41, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Support - As proposer.
22:41, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Not Yet - Strange to see that somewhere other than an RFA, huh? I have only had a few days to try and get the wikifest up and running. That's not nearly enough time for one to fail so badly at running the fest that the whole thing needs to start over. I have been commenting all over the thread, proposing the timetable, trying to add something to the sitenotice, what more can I do to get it started? The flaw is not with the leadership of the fest, it's the fact that other people are not contributing, and a change in leadership or starting from scratch wont change that. I ask that instead of starting the fest over, we do what we can to revamp the discussion. This thread started from an in-game comment asking you for some advice as to how to best get this fest running. Instead of giving me that, you started talking about how you planned to propose this, which does not help the leadership of the fest get anything done. You appear to be panicking, saying that we don't have enough time to get all this done. Spring ends at the end of May, we are in early March, we don't want to fall back, so we will probably want it out of the way by the end of February. That's more than a month to plan, and so far, I have only been making efforts to complete planning for the fest for three days or so. If I have still not got my point across, starting over wont help, but fixing up what we have will. The flaw is with the lack of contributions from people outside the leadership, not the leadership itself. I beg the community to put their input into the fest so that we can get this done, or this wikifest will not be one to remember. As for the fact that this comment is written in "Not Yet" format, if you give me more time to get things working and I do, I ask that this proposal be rejected. If in that time I fail to get things moving, then I will back off and let you do whatever you feel is needed to get the fest running. Regardless, I also ask you assist us in the completion of the fest so that we can learn more about how it is done. I would lastly like to note that I oppose the idea of a user being in charge of two or more consecutive wikifests. If somebody is good at running fests, they should be able to run more than one, but wiki communities are about including everyone, not just a single person repetitively. So, in closing, I need more time to get things started because I personally have had so little, we have more time that you appear to have accounted for, the community needs to be more active in the discussion. Starting over wont make things better, but prolong the difficulty of setting up the fest.23:59, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Let Stelercus have a shot now We know it won't be happening for at least 11 days, we don't have to have him tripping over himself to get it ready an hour from now. Hes doing fine so far and also, he is more in touch with todays wiki. He is in the CC talking to people every day so he has a better grasp for the people that will be attending.--Degenret01 00:05, March 10, 2010 (UTC)
- Take it then Stelercus, but don't fail, please. I can trust you and it's not that I couldn't. I just don't want it too fail. And I'm more in a hurry because we have missed the last one and it's overdue. The quicker we can get it out, the better. I will sit back and watch then, but I'll offer what services you ask. I consider the fest a "child" of mine on the wiki, something I take much pride in because I've put so much into it in the past. Maybe that's why I come across as a little harsh. I don't want to see my efforts fail or come to a dead halt.....