To create a MediaWiki Group proposal you just need to be ONE. To get it approved you must be at least THREE.
You know you need a group when...Edit
MediaWiki Groups are easy to set up and they can be helpful in many situations:
- There are 3 of you, and you wish there would be more. :)
- You want to have an identity as a group within the MediaWiki community and the Wikimedia movement.
- You want to reach out to people interested in MediaWiki or the software powering Wikipedia in a specific area.
- You want to have officially recognized MediaWiki channels like a microblogging user account...
- You want to organize technical activities under the name of MediaWiki, Wikimedia or related projects like Wikipedia.
- You want to obtain funding from the Wikimedia Foundation or a Wikimedia chapter.
Creating a proposalEdit
This is how you get started:
- Create a subpage under Groups/Proposals (template available) and list it in the appropriate table below.
- Present the proposal at wikitech-l and other channels you find appropriate. Feel free using this email template. We will share your proposal through the MediaWiki social media.
- All the better if you get endorsements from MediaWiki maintainers or WMF developers.
- Creative thought is especially welcome to this section. Join the discussion.
MediaWiki groups need to
- Discuss inside the group.
- Send notifications to followers.
- Broadcast important messages.
The MediaWiki community has traditionally resolved this with a combination of wiki (including discussion pages), mailing lists, IRC channels and blog posts, lately with some social media spice.
The starting point of any MediaWiki group is a landing page under Groups. From there more communication tools can be obtained based on need. You may also want to add your proposal to meta:Wikimedia User Groups#User groups in discussion to help capture attention from visitors to Meta-Wiki.
Submitting a proposalEdit
You can submit your proposal to the Affiliations Committee at least one week after your announcement to wikitech-l. If there are open disputes it is better to solve them before submitting the proposal officially.
We follow the same process as Wikimedia User Groups. Check the requirements and the step-by-step creation guide. Doing your homework beforehand is the best way to get a quick & straightforward approval.
The submission itself is simple:
After the resolutionEdit
After the decision from the Affiliations Committee, proposals approved will be moved out of this page and will be listed at Groups.
|MediaWiki Group MediaWiki Cooperation||Mglaser, 80686||Announced on 2014-09-15. Feedback and endorsements welcome.||PENDING|
|MediaWiki Group of Third-Party Wiki Farm Developers||Legoktm||Announced on 2014-08-10. Feedback and endorsements welcome.||PENDING|
|MediaWiki Group Bug Squad||Valerie Juarez||Announced on 2012-12-26. Feedback and endorsements welcome.||PENDING|
|MediaWiki Group Dispute Resolution||Guy Macon||Not yet announced: suggested improvements to the proposal welcome||N/A|
|MediaWiki release management||MarkAHershberger||Announced on 2013-02-27. Feedback and endorsements welcome.||PENDING|
|MediaWiki Group Accessibility Tracking||Barrierefrei (talk) 11:36, 25 April 2013 (UTC)||Announced on 2013-05-29: Feedback and endorsements welcome.||PENDING|
|MediaWiki Group Ahmedabad||Harsh Kothari||Announced on 2012-12-14. Feedback and endorsements welcome.||2012-12-21|
|MediaWiki Group Ciudad de México||Jacobo Nájera||Announced on 2012-12-21. Feedback and endorsements welcome.||N/A|
|MediaWiki Group Surakarta||Bennylin||Announced on 2013-01-21. Feedback and endorsements welcome.||N/A|
|MediaWiki Group WikiWerkers||Bart Mulckhuijse||Announced on 2015-10-28. Feedback and endorsements welcome.||N/A|