Talk:Submissions/Engaging minorities on the Wikimedia projects: Easier said than done?
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- In order to improve the current trend of participation by users belonging to minority groups, these programs should include more "intermediate people" (that is, people connected to the specific minority, either by belonging to it and being a wiki[mp]edian at the same time, or in active contact at a real-life level) in the process. For instance, one might be an expert on working with smaller communities at an online level but living thousands of miles away from let's say, East Timor, doesn't help much if you don't speak Tetum or at least Portuguese. Also, focusing more in GLAM and educational activities (i.e., combining offline and online activities) creates a stronger bond and boosts the interest of people in a specific project, because they can "see" and "feel" it. --Maor X (talk) 09:13, 1 May 2014 (UTC)