First of all, thanks to the AffCom for defining the criteria. I am
positively surprised and impressed that they managed to do it since
Wikimania when I was told in a private chat that I could forget about
having my user group recognised as a chapter this year. Thank you all, who
made this possible
On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 8:09 PM, Risker wrote:
> I am also curious whether the committee members (and by extension the WMF
> staff and Board liaisons) have undertaken to not run in the next election.
> Given that the Committee is tasked with reviewing and potentially
Thank you to those of you who have volunteered in this role. I have a lot
of faith in all of you to improve on the groundwork that was done in the
recent past, and am particularly glad that you should have sufficient time
to consider and test different voting systems - something that the last two
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes.
On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:27 AM, James Forrester
> Dear all,
> The next WMF metrics and activities meeting will take place today,
> Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is
Thanks to everyone for all the feedback. AffCom will take on consideration
all your inputs.
As Delphine and Alice have said, the idea is not to create a summary
procedure where an affiliate doesn't get a goal and inmediately the
recognition is removed. Sorry if it sounded so strict but rules
I appreciate the effort, it's interesting but there should more flexibility
in my opinion.
All is relative. Probably in Estonia, to do an outdoor activity, people
must wait more time than buying a loaf of bread in Venezuela. Depending on
the variable everyone has more difficulties than
Allow me, from my personal experiences, to bring into conscience what it
means to "be" or to represent a Wikimedia affiliate, whether it is a
chapter, a thematic organization or a WM user group.
It is a great honour to be active in a Wikimedia affiliate.
Affiliates, a chapter for
I agree with Delphine. And I think it's worth to mention that the immediate
termination is for "serious and urgent cases" only and that there is a more
partnering process for less serious cases.
On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Delphine Ménard
> On 24 August
On 24 August 2016 at 22:50, Michael Peel wrote:
> This process seems to be very harsh as written. For example, it says:
> "an organization’s recognition may be terminated immediately
> according to the group's agreement (without Board review or appeal)"