*English Wikiquote of the day for 15 September*
"To be part of something one doesn't in the least understand is, I think,
one of the most intriguing things about life. I like living. I have
sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know
All of the people you wished were there
_Who was invited ?
_Was it before or after the days of the conference was choosen ?
_What accomodation was given with the invitation ?
Le dim. 15 sept. 2019 à 23:07, Joseph Seddon a
> Before we call out individuals for lack of attendance publicly,
Since 2010 we have the WikiCon for the German language communities with
more than 300 attendants. I don't remember that the WMF has sent anyone
to these conventions. And why should they? It's all in German, the
communities are established and have strong chapters. I suppose the same
Before we call out individuals for lack of attendance publicly, I think we
should remember that both volunteers and staff have lives outside of
Wikimedia that include children, families and other commitments in life.
They all come with complications. Sometimes things don't work out. There
Thank you Thierry. To be honnest a few of us were really waiting for Valerie
D'Costa, the new Chief of Community Engagement because we had questions for her
about the new rapid grant funding agenda which seems totally inadapted to
volunteer’s need in terms of flexibility. One has to wait a
"*The Foundation does not care so much of the French-speaking contributors*".
This harsh sentence is the translation of a statement in French, I've just
said in a conversation a week ago at the Francophone Wikiconvention held
last weekend in Brussels. The statement may seem excessive, because the