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Submissions/Is Wikimania no longer for Authors?

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.

Submission no.
Is the Wikimania no longer for Authors?
Marcus Cyron (real and Wikimedia name)
Marcus Cyron
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

I attended at the Wikimanias in Haifa, Washington and Hong Kong. Latest in Washington I had to realize, that the Wikimania is not a point were the people meet, who are really creating the projects. Not the authors, not the photographers, not the draftsmans, not the graphics (called in the following simply all "authors"). But they are the back and the body of the movement. For the Wikimania 2015 there are these categories possible for submissions:

  • Wikimedia Projects in the Spanish speaking countries
  • WikiCulture & Community
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
  • Legal & Free Culture
  • GLAM & Outreach
  • Education Outreach

There is not longer room for Wikimedians other than administrators, bureaucrats and technicians. And at the same time we have lost many authors in many projects. Are we lacking of respect for the authors? For bureaucracy we have conferences as the "Wikimedia Conference" So the question is: should the movement - and with the movement also the Wikimania - take a step back and be a again part of the "simple" Wikipedians life? Should the Wikimania be the place where the authors meet - or the administrators?

  • WikiCulture & Community
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
depends on a scholarship, not a submission
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

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  1. Risker (talk) 02:26, 8 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Man77 (talk) 16:10, 18 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --Hubertl (talk) 22:08, 18 March 2015 (UTC) especially, because I don´t go to Mexiko because Wikipedia is not a project for autors, so called Wikipedians, anymore.[reply]
  4. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 13:06, 19 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
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