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Re: Welcome!

Postby voludu2 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:54 pm

If you show me your verified facts, I will show you my verified facts.

And I will call this cooperation.
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Re: Welcome!

Postby voludu2 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:04 pm

I agree. It is often very confusing, and results in lots of work and testing to try to discover what the algorithms do.
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Re: Welcome!

Postby voludu2 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:37 pm

Thanks! I have some concerns about closed groups that are completely invisible to outsiders in a community-based,k crowd-sourced project. It divides the community.

I also recognize that most types of work are best done in small-ish groups without constant interruptions. In some cases a "fishbowl" approach, where the entire community can read the forum, but only the members can post, has addressed these issues, though it feels a little odd to some...

thanks!
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Welcome!

Postby WonderLerm » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:22 pm

My name is Karen and I am the newest member of the Community team! My position is Community Content Management Specialist.

A big part of my job in the coming year is to work with the community to upgrade the Wiki. I know many of you are already super-active editors/creators of the Wiki, so I wanted to take this opportunity and invite you to get involved in this Wiki-focused sub-forum.

Here are just a few of the ideas I have, some of which are already in the works:
    :arrow: Artwork Revamp
    The Waze design team is already hard at work on a new skin for the Wiki. We will also be renaming the Wiki. Nethunter (our developer and in-house wiki-master) suggested "Waze-o-pedia" - any other ideas?
    :arrow: Creation of Localized Wikis
    Many communities already have their own Wiki pages. However, the fact that these are all searchable within the Waze.com/wiki can be confusing.
    Therefore, we will work on separating the communities (and therefore languages) so that on the main (English) wiki, you receive only answers in English. We will then create separate URLs for communities/languages on an opt-in basis which will be self managed.
    We will then work on migrating the appropriate content to these pages (ex: English content wiki will be en.waze.com/wiki and Brazilian content will be at br.waze.com/wiki). If you share a language with another community, content can be shared. This allows local communities to have localized content on their wikis and makes finding answers much easier.
    :arrow: Creation of a Wiki Expert Group
    These users will work directly with me and help decide the new structure and focus in the coming year. For those of you who already know the wiki inside and out, I am counting on you! We've already compiled a list of active users and will be in touch directly with you shortly. Sign up form is below.
    :arrow: Creation of special "Gated" pages and Project Pages
    There are many pages of high importance and therefore should only be edited by experienced users.
    Special Project Pages to take-on and organize areas of focus.
    :arrow: New Wiki Editor & Wiki Expert Forum Badge and Wiki-based badges.
    Also being worked on by the Waze art dept.
    And much, much more....

Interested in being part of the Wiki Expert group? Please fill out this form.

:idea: Have ideas for the Wiki? Comment below and let's get this party started! 8-)

I am so excited for the road ahead!

Happy Travels and Happy New Year,
-Karen
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Re: Welcome!

Postby WonderLerm » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:00 pm

Nomenclator1677 wrote:Hi,

Deeploz (as he initiated the project) and some of us are working on setting up a new french wiki with already some attractive pages.

Thanks to deeploz and all the group which are part of that project.

Very cool! 8-)

If other communities are working on similar projects, please share them here!
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Re: Welcome!

Postby WonderLerm » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:22 pm

Hey Everyone,

Wow! What an amazing welcome :)

First, I want to say thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm!

For those who've signed up for the Wiki Masters group (if you haven't yet, you can do so here), we will work together to make the Wiki an even more accessible and valuable resource to help educate and grow the community. I will be contacting everyone who has signed up for the Masters group shortly, so keep a lookout in your PM's 8-).

The work I see so far in the Wiki is incredible. There is clearly a lot of effort being placed into these pages and my goal is to share your knowledge in order to organize and grow the editing community.

I'd like to start by creating both a Wiki Projects and Portal pages, to organize the editing effort around these areas:

:arrow: Main homepage
:arrow: Map Editor
:arrow: Waze App/Client
:arrow: Community

Read more about how Wiki Projects and Portals here and here.

Then, once we get these projects and portals off the ground, we can separate out community wiki's to make them more localized and relevant to the community who runs them.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Re: Welcome!

Postby WonderLerm » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:45 pm

PesachZ wrote:This sounds like a great idea, I'd love to join. We already have a great group of USA based editors actively working on updating the wiki, it's great to have support and cooperation from the inside. Thanks for reaching out, we look forward to this new opportunity.

@Karen, Will this new Wiki Masters Group be merged with the existing Wiki Experts group, or be entirely different?

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Hey PesachZ,

Yes, we would like to have all those who are currently in the Wiki Expert group migrate over to the Wiki Masters group.

Thanks for your enthusiasm!
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Re: Welcome!

Postby WonderLerm » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:41 pm

deeploz wrote:Thanks Karen for this appealing program !

The good news is that, if you check the tabs at the top of the local french wiki, we are perfectly on the same page, as your main workstreams match exactly the way we've decided to organize the content ;)

Ready for the next steps !


Yup! I see what you guys did and it looks great! Look forward to you sharing your knowledge for the home page :P
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Re: Welcome!

Postby WonderLerm » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:09 pm

Hey Everyone,

I will be creating a special Wiki masters closed forum next week (hope to have the Wiki masters badges by then, too) and then we can kick off the larger task of listing and organizing existing content, cleaning it up and clarifying.

One of my goals is to create a stronger bridge between the community and Waze through this masters group. So, if features/functionality need to be clarified (like the one's you guys have already mentioned) they can be submitted and answered in the masters group, or through the discussion pages on the Wiki.

Have a wonderful weekend all and so excited to get everything moving!

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