User talk:Church of emacs

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Hi Tobias. Glad you're here and thanks for pointing out the page. Lots of great stuff there, including some suggestions that will emerge here over the next few days. Just so you know, I gave you sysop rights here. No reason not to, since it's such a small wiki, and it's good to have someone who speaks German helping out. Many thanks, Steven Walling at work 17:20, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Steven.
I'm still not sure whether we should organize local events on this wiki. IMHO participation could increases if the page is in a known environment (e.g. German Wikipedia, not some entirely new wiki) and shows up on user's Watchlists. I think at least for German speaking countries (which are – unlike English or Spanish – few in numbers and not distributed over the world) it'll work better if we organize local meetups on WP itself. If you take a look at our subpages, you'll notice the Germans have been quite assiduous in brainstorming (although, to my knowledge, most is still in a very early stage of collecting ideas)
But of course we can share ideas on this Wiki and organize global events :) --Tobias 18:58, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
How we think about it is less a place that local communities have to organize their events on (though they are welcome to) than a space to get a central listing of all activity going on. So your main event signup or nitty-gritty organizing can happen elsewhere, but we want to get some info on what's happening on here too. The local page is great, and there are others using Facebook events and other special places to organize. There are some special activities beyond event organizing I want to go on here, but having a central listing will be something we can publicize and thus get participation for all the groups involved. We can also use it as a place to assess who is doing what and what they need in the way of help, from either the Foundation or other Wikimedians/chapters. Make sense? Steven Walling at work 21:33, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
Yes, thanks for the clarification, that sounds good. --Tobias 21:47, 10 November 2010 (UTC)