Hey! Who'd be interested to have a #wikipedia edit-a-thon to improve various articles relating to practical, self-organization? ⚙️ 🤝
I'm talking about [Consensus decision-making], [Group decision-making], [Advice process], [Score voting], etc. Of course, if there's another aspect, or topic, you're more interested in, that's fine!
I'd also be happy to induct people into wikipedia editing, if intersted.
@douginamug I'm absolutely interested. I have a little experience editing Wikipedia, but not too much. I'd be happy to contribute more, especially to ones related to self-organization.
@josias yayyy! Great! I'm also 'douginamug' over there. I would say that coordinating there may make the most sense, but I'd totally be up for having a call 😊
@douginamug huh, not related but since you seem to have some knowledge about organization of groups and their decision making, would you be available for a chat? We are currently working towards changing the statutes for the Funkwhale Collective and I'd appreciate some hints or pointers or ideas :)
@douginamug fifteen years ago i totally rewrote the wiki page for “consensus decision making” and created this graph. it was only a mildly-hellish experience.
@ghorwood ahhh! Very interesting! You really did a lot on that page :)
I think it is an important one, but sadly a bit shambolic. When I came to it a year or two ago, I was thinking about a complete re-write (as you did) but I was quickly persuaded in the talk pages to go for incremental changes - I'm grateful for that.
I'm doing mostly smaller changes right now, and building up research on a personal page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Douginamug/Notes:Consensus_decision-making
@ghorwood I particularly want make a good history section, since right now there is a fusion of actual history (where people actually referred to their method as consensus, starting only in the 60's!) and historical examples of other groups using consensus-adjacent methods (Haudenosaunee, Quakers, Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth).
I feel like having a good history section (i.e. better understanding the history) will help me and others make a more consistent narrative.
@douginamug when i got there it was basically 200 words and half of that was a gelderloos quote. i went back and looked at it last night and, you're right, it's... i dunno if 'shambolic', but certainly not tight.
I wondered how your feeling about editing these days?
I just added a "history" section to [[consensus decision-making]] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making
Not only would it be more fun to edit with others, I grow slowly uncomfortable about having too much editorial influence (and therefore having increased risk of my work being later removed).
So, absolutely no pressure, but I would with pleasure see you there!
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