Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to the forthcoming September
release of detailed guidance that will allow Community members to assess
their ability to safely host events and activities during the current
I’d like to respond to some of your
I appreciate your recommendations; they are both very good. :)
In a situation that comes through the usual processes, the investigative
team would usually direct the person contacting them to a policy page on
the local project or to a specific functionary group. So, Oversight, for
Why the harassed normally email T but not seeking local help:
Sometimes some kinds of harassment against a person or a group is an
orchestrated attempt driven by off-wiki matters. Considering the
"importance" of Wikipedia and it's sister projects, and the fundamentally
huge size of the movement,
First, thank you for the update and for the additional background
information. How does T determine *which* local processes to refer users
to? In the particular case here, it might have been better if the user had
been offered a mix of private or public methods to address the problem.
Yesterday some questions were raised in this channel about Trust & Safety’s
response to an issue of harassment reported via our emergency email
address. The director of that team reports to me, as I am the Vice
President of Community Resilience & Sustainability, so I wanted to speak
On Mon, 24 Aug 2020 at 14:47, Chris Gates via Wikimedia-l
> I fail to understand how requiring public report of publicly-occurring
> harassment is a problem.
"Don't be a cunt"
"Stop being hysterical"
+ Far worse actually gets tolerated, and I'm not quoting any here, you
The Wikispore Day recording is now available in full on Commons (as well as
Here is the proposal for Wikispore as a future sister project on Meta:
For a person to report harassment they must first feel safe to do so. Not
everyone is capable of dealing with or participating in a public debate
about whether they have been harassed, there is a significant difference
between arguing facts on a topic and dealing with harassment and offensive
I fail to understand how requiring public report of publicly-occurring
harassment is a problem.
If people are being harassed constantly via off-wiki communication,
emailing a local admin team or T is definitely the best thing to do if
they don’t want to make it public in an on-wiki report.
This is an announcement about a new installment of the Language Showcase, a
series of presentations about various aspects of language diversity and its
connection to Wikimedia Projects.
This next installment will deal with the Translatable modules project—a
proposal to make a framework
Indeed! The FINAL stage of the changes is deeply conservative and not a change
at all. It's a small lifting, but not a real change. We are now 10 years old,
and with the new changes we will be 8 years old in a year, instead of being 11
Hi Vira, Ala'a, and Galder,
Thanks for your feedback - we’re really glad you’re enjoying the changes
we’ve made so far. I wanted to point out that this is not all! The
deployed changes are a part of a larger series of improvements that we will
be rolling out progressively over the next 1+ years.
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