Re: [Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-10 Thread MZMcBride
Tobias wrote: >James, a longstanding community member, is accustomed to how we do >things on Wikipedia -- with transparency, an open discourse, but also >endless discussions on talk pages. Other members of the board have less >of a "Wikipedian" background, and are more accustomed to how things

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-10 Thread Austin Hair
On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Anthony Cole wrote: > I hope this person is blocked from posting again here. Utterly > inappropriate. He's on moderation, which means each of his posts to the list will be held and must be approved individually. As a rule, we don't like to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-10 Thread Anthony Cole
I hope this person is blocked from posting again here. Utterly inappropriate. On Sunday, January 10, 2016, Austin Hair wrote: > On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 4:41 AM, Comet styles > wrote: > > honestly, WMF > > has taken a nosedive since

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-10 Thread Austin Hair
On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 4:41 AM, Comet styles wrote: > honestly, WMF > has taken a nosedive since Sue left and left the organisation in the > hands of Lila who has failed as a leader..not to mention her > 'baby-daddy' has been banned from most wikimedia wikis as well

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-09 Thread Comet styles
The major problem is and has been for a while is that we have people in the hierarchy who do not understand how the wiki works, most have never made an edit out of their 'hidden' wikis or userpages on wmfwiki or meta.. How can one trust a product in the hands of someone who does not use it? ..We

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-09 Thread Toby Negrin
Hi Cometstyles - A lot of people have put much more of themselves into the project than me but I would like to request that we maintain a civil tone and subject. Regardless of how we feel about professional aptitude I think we should leave personal lives and families out of these discussions.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-09 Thread Arjuna Rao Chavala
Hi Tobias On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 12:06 AM, Tobias wrote: > Dear all, > > right now, we know very little about the removal of James. It is hard > for anyone not involved (which is the vast majority of this community) > to come up with any safe conclusions,

[Wikimedia-l] What happened on the Board of Trustees?

2016-01-08 Thread Tobias
Dear all, right now, we know very little about the removal of James. It is hard for anyone not involved (which is the vast majority of this community) to come up with any safe conclusions, because there is a lack of evidence. This opens up the possibility of speculation. I would prefer the