The same happend to the Wikimedia Blog. Most of the moderators where volunteers (and the only real active ones also). My moderator rights where removed and I have to go after that myself, I didn't got a message or anything.
While I was list administrator for wikitech-l I got the mail also that I needed to give my password so that the list can be run by the staff. I didn't respond to that mail (Thought it was spam cause It was send by gmail). \ It gives me the feeling that we need a bigger fundraiser cause people GET PAYED for doing things other people DO FOR FREE. Huib On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM, K. Peachey <p858sn...@gmail.com> wrote: > This is the email that got sent out to everyone, > > --- > Dear XXX, > Thank you for your work with the Foundation wiki. At this time, we > are formalizing a new requirement, which is that administrator access > is given only to staff and board. I am having administrator access to > accounts that are neither staff or board be disabled, effective > immediately. > Sincerely, > Gayle > -- > Gayle Karen K. Young > Chief Talent and Culture Officer > Wikimedia Foundation > 415.310.8416 > www.wikimediafoundation.org > --- > > Gayle's response (which was the first time she has edited the wiki in > ~5 months) seems lacking in general and the subsequent responses > about knowing what these people do on the wiki > > Another interesting fact is that Mz got desysoped first, When you > would expect it to be done in alphabetically order. > > "We've been discussing this for awhile, and the thought is that it's > ultimately the Foundation's web presence, not the community's web > presence. A useful parallel to consider might be how userrights are > given to staffers on the community wikis; they're distributed as and > when they're needed for a specific task." > > Um, Rights for staff on wikis are given out like candy?, although not > as much thee days but it still happens. > > Also, How is the foundation wiki not apart of the community? Has the > position of the legal department changed? or the boards? just randomly > changing without any imput or discussions seems utlimately strange. > since it is actually their wiki (just like everything else that falls > under the foundation) > > . < > https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?diff=91857&oldid=91855#Users_stripped_of_rights.3F > > > . < > https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AContributions&target=Gyoung > > > . <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:Log/rights> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > -- Met vriendelijke groet, Huib Laurens _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l