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Changing Topic and Another potential topic

Thanks for your moving to the correct place. I have a few questions that I am looking forward to your advice.

  1. 1. Is it acceptable for me to adjust the topic, or even to change the topic? It is mainly due to the further advice from my professors in the university, and I sincerely want to publish a high-quality paper, with the collection of discussion result to further research.
  2. 2. On top of the "reliability score" one, there is another topic about wiki and collaboration, which I am currently in research as an undergraduate final year project. My supervisor in the university want me to make paper submission in some other academic conference, but I am not sure if they will accept me, and the respective presentation date. I would also like to make a related sharing presentation in Wikimania, but I am not sure if I can, in the light of the date and other constraints.

Thanks a lot Universehk (talk) 03:15, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi, the topic is currently my best guess based on what you wrote, feel free to correct me, but if so please change the category as well as the topic bit. I don't see any problem with you adding another presentation, one guy has put in three, things can be quite flexible until the close of submissions, you can also say which you'd prefer to have accepted. We always get more presentations that we can accomodate, but some will be way off topic and others are permutations on a theme. So if you have two on topic presentations we would be happy to see them submitted. WereSpielChequers (talk) 11:56, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Programme Activities

Dear WereSpielChequers, Please tell me when the Programme discussion will start. Thank you in advance. My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 20:08, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Gerald, I think it already has. There are some queries going onto the talkpages of submissions, and some people are signing that they are interested to attend certain sessions. Checkout category:Submissions and sign the ones that you would most like to attend. I'm not a member of the programme committee, but they have allowed a month from close of submissions before they announce the programme, and I would expect they would be heavily influenced by things such as the number of signups and any discussion on talkpages. WereSpielChequers (talk) 23:37, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Change of Track

Hi WereSpielChequers ,
I am User: Netha Hussain. I have submitted a talk proposal for Wikimania 2014. Here is the link to my talk proposal : Submissions/Zero-cost strategies for Wikimedia outreach. At the time of submission, I had wrongly added the track of the talk as 'Educational Outreach'. I have corrected the mistake and changed it to 'WikiCulture and community'. However, the ideal track to which this talk should belong to is 'Public Outreach'. I can see four talks under Category: Public Outreach Submissions, but there is no option on the proposal page to classify my talk under Public outreach track. Please look into this and add an appropriate category to my proposal. Thanks! --Netha Hussain (talk) 13:29, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

No problem, I've changed the category. WereSpielChequers (talk) 13:42, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
That helped! Thank you! --Netha Hussain (talk) 20:13, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

History of Meredith Kercher Article

Hi WereSpielChequers. About a month ago you left a comment on the talk page of a proposal I submitted for a Wikimania 2014 presentation. I hadn't seen the comment until yesterday. I left a detailed response to your question. Thanks for taking a look at this and please feel free to ask if you'd like to take a closer look at the dispute. I'd definitely like to return to editing Wikipedia and am firm in my belief that what happened with the Kercher article is a real scandal. PhanuelB (talk) 14:21, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi PhanuelB. Thanks for the note, I will reply on the talkpage of the submission. WereSpielChequers (talk) 09:52, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Selection criteria

Hi Jonathan! Can you advise on the acceptance criteria for submissions? Is there are editorial board or review process? When will the selection take place? Ed B (talk) 17:33, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ed, I'm not sure I can be of much help here. To answer the first part of your second question, yes that would be the Programme Committee, as for the second, well informally yes. Review is going on at the moment, anyone is welcome to review submissions and indeed sign up as interested in attending some. Part of what I and others have been doing is an early rough cut review in deleting or userfying blatant spam and blank submissions. How the the committee make their decisions I'm not entirely sure, but I'm assuming they will be influenced by the number of people signing up to say they are interested in attending particular sessions. The current phase ends on the 31st March, and I assume the programme committee won't start their deliberations until then, however in my Wikimedia UK role I know that we have blogged requesting more community input at this stage. I'm also contacting various people drumming up applications re the GLAM track. The other big variable is the scholarship process as quite a few submissions have come from people whose attendance is subject to their getting a scholarship. Hope that helps. WereSpielChequers (talk) 19:02, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you that's very helpful. Edward B (talk) 13:47, 23 March 2014 (UTC)