I think, perhaps, that the reform of the Wikimania bidding process could use a new thread!
Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia movement. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects). *Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its contents.* On 30 April 2013 11:49, Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru> wrote: > On 30.04.2013 01:12, Florence Devouard wrote: > >> Le 4/30/13 12:04 AM, Nathan a écrit : >> > > In the past years, we have seen several times organizers of Wikimania >> plain disappear after the event. Burn-out. I do not think it is a good >> outcome. For no-one. >> And I do not think it is a good idea to slap a chapter organizing >> Wikimania this year with words such as "infant, minimal development, >> fuzzy strategic goals" whose funding would be "at an absolute minimum, >> mis-management and waste of donor resources". >> >> Organizing Wikimania is an effort which deserve a little bit more >> respect than this. Either we trust the chapter to host Wikimania or we >> do not. I do. >> >> And I think that even though you are free to think funding this >> chapter would be a bad move, it would be a good move from a human >> perspective to present apologies for using such a strong statement. >> >> Florence >> >> >> > My personal experience after being an active program committee member on > the 2010 Wikimania Organizing Committee was that my activity there (and I > believe in the end of the day we did a good job - for example, we managed > to accept all submissions with a very few exceptions) was only appreciated > by my fellow organizers. I have not heard any good words from anybody else, > a lot of bad words were coming from all kind of corners, and nobody in > 2011, 2012, 2013, or, for that matter, in 2014 ever contacted me asking > whether I would have any interest to do this job again. In 2011, someone > duly revoked my Wikimania wiki administrator flag saying smth like "not > needed anymore", and nobody cared to thank me or even to inform me of that. > I obviously decided afterwards that there are other, less painful ways I > can be do my community service, and lost all interest in Wikimania > organization. > > Cheers > Yaroslav > > > ______________________________**_________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org.**org <Wikimediaemail@example.com> > Unsubscribe: > https://lists.wikimedia.org/**mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l<https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l