The February 2020 Wikimedia Café meetup will occur on 15 February 2020
at 8:30 AM PST / 11:30 AM EST / 4:30 PM UTC / 10 PM IST. The date is
earlier than usual in the month due to scheduling constraints.
This month's meetup will focus on the 2030 strategy recommendations,
A big part of the problem is when these things are implemented, and people ask
questions because they don't know what is going on, they are often met by
complete absence of response from anyone at WMF, or in the case of the
strategy, whoever it was that published the stuff for comment. I agree
> I see this as a fundamental issue, that's strongly related to why so much
> harassment (and lesser forms of incivility) are part of our everyday
> editing experience (I'm talking about less-known members of the community,
> who aren't protected by their established status, not us).
On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 at 08:57, Chris Keating
> In part this is because people were very angry about the issue at the time,
> and that anger was dealt with very poorly at the time.
While MediaViewer's introduction wasn't prepared appropriately and
superprotect was an inconsiderate, rushed
I strongly agree with what Chris wrote.
In the Strategy discussions, I have experienced and witnessed several times
that defenders of the "strategy synthesis/recommendations" do not want to
talk about an issue. They say things like:
* "this feels like défa vu"
* "you are not constructive"