On 01/25/2017 09:52 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote:
Got it. (I add color so I can see. I think I need better glasses. Sad!).
I was just asking whether you thought it was reasonable to give them the
time that they asked for. It wasn't a governance question, or a discussion
about authority. I was
On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 9:14 PM, Pete Forsyth wrote:
> I've now read what you quoted for a third time, and can confirm I did
> understand, and agree with, what you said. I'm sorry my summary was
> inadequate, and may have made it seem otherwise.
> As for
I've now read what you quoted for a third time, and can confirm I did
understand, and agree with, what you said. I'm sorry my summary was
inadequate, and may have made it seem otherwise.
As for planning, I am not making assumptions, but perhaps interpreting
differently from you. I'm
> This email is probably a little harsher than I would like it to sound. I
> admit to being frustrated -- not so much about this particular case, but
> the general situation of the very mixed levels of WMF staff responsiveness
> to requests for information.
I'll be ready to
Nice to hear from you. Glad you've chimed in.
I know a lot of people on this team. They have all seemed reasonable to me
in addition to being well intentioned. They're competent people. My bet is
that they have this handled, but there's a lag in communication time for
some reason and
Thanks for the summary, Chris.
Communications problems with WMF are a sore spot for me, as I've suffered
through a number of them. Despite years of talking about improving
communication, I've seen mixed results to date. I think that the community
liaisons have been valuable, but there is still
Anna thank you so much for handling all of this.
You do a great job and I am very appreciative of that...
> On Jan 25, 2017, at 3:53 PM, Anna Stillwell wrote:
> You make substantive points, Tim. Thank you.
> "An employee should not experience their time off as a
On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 4:53 PM, Pete Forsyth wrote:
> Your points are valid and well taken. If I may summarize what I think I
> heard, it's basically: "Getting things right can be hard, and if full
> preparations weren't made ahead of time, thorough
Today marks my 1 year anniversary with the WMF. What a ride it's been!
A little clarification, or a timeline if you will.
Work on Interactive was led by very energetic and talented technical folks
for a good chunk of time with out a lot structure around the work. Then,
about a quarter ago, the
Your points are valid and well taken. If I may summarize what I think I
heard, it's basically: "Getting things right can be hard, and if full
preparations weren't made ahead of time, thorough answers may not be
readily available. Be compassionate/patient." Is that about right? If so, I
From time to time, we have a chance in WMF Research to start a research
collaboration with researchers in academia/industry. In this case, we may
have an opportunity to form a research collaboration to spend some of our
attention on minority/gender gap issues on Wikipedia .
There is a
Agree with Tim, one would image that a fair bit of thought would have gone
into a decision such as this. That it would have occurred over multiple
meetings with substantial input from various parts of the organization. I
think it is reasonable to give the WMF some time to comment on this further.
You make substantive points, Tim. Thank you.
"An employee should not experience their time off as a period where his
[her/they] work load is just temporarily buffered until his [her/they]
return, but where colleagues will step in and take care of business."
I take this point seriously and don't
Anna Stillwell wrote:
> I also hear that the pause on the interactive work is temporary. I’ve heard
> them request time. I am comfortable granting that request, but no one is
> required to agree with me. They’ve also said that the person with the most
I have just been informed that Yuri is no longer with the WMF. I was not
aware. I think he might have left within the past 10 days, or perhaps I am
just way out of touch.
Whatever the case - that is all the more reason to seize the moment!
Brilliant people come and go in the wiki
I do not know the situation with the Interactive Team but among other
things, there is a wiki community request for better communication about
projects. I would like to share something positive that already happens,
and which is an opportunity for better communication going forward.
These seem like reasonable concerns and I am glad you and others are
raising them. I hope you continue to do so. We’re all getting better at
working together and it is clear that the foundation has made mistakes in
the past, so it is right and good to hold us accountable. I mean that
Thank you for the question, Lodewijk.
The Board Elections Committee kickoff meeting
is planned for January 31st, and I hope the discussion
about how the two processes can support each other
would be on the table as soon as the Committee will
determine its own timeline for the process.
Like it! Hope it helps all Wikimedian to know any kind of resourceful
On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:53 PM, Maria Cruz wrote:
> Hi all,
> As we have stated in our annual plan , “currently, community members
> must search many pages and places to
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