On 23 April 2012 11:06, Thomas Goldammer <tho...@googlemail.com> wrote: > Sorry if someone gets the impression of a black box, but as we are > investigating privacy violations, we have to be very careful which > information to share and we prefer to share as little as possible.
Transparency and privacy are not mutually exclusive. Obviously, the actual content of complaints is usually going to be confidential, but that doesn't preclude the process being transparent. You can clearly document the process that you follow. You can publish metrics like those Lodewijk suggested (and actual numbers, not just guesses). It would be nice to have a page on meta that says how many cases are currently at each point in the process and is kept up-to-date. The ombudsmen commission has always felt to me to be the most cabalistic of all the committees and groups we have. A lot of people don't know it even exists or what it really does. All I tend to hear about it is when people are complaining that their emails have gone into the black box, never to be seen again. Just because it deals with confidential information doesn't mean that it shouldn't be held to the same standards of transparency as every other part of our movement. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l