Its a very bold move on your part Will and it will be interesting how this 
develops over time. I dont participate at Wikipediocracy but I lurk regularly. 
Perhaps because I have some long-standing issues that no one addresses and its 
useful to know others have problems too.

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> Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 16:06:32 -0700
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> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Participating on Wikipediocracy
> > OK, can you explain why you participate on Wikipediocracy?
> Thanks, Edward! I was starting to worry that no one would ask.
> I participate on WO because I think every voice deserves to be heard.
> And I will go wherever people feel comfortable speaking freely to hear
> them. Some of us feel comfortable on this list; others are more
> comfortable on a criticism-oriented site like WO. That social pattern
> is not uncommon, and in these situations I usually feel comfortable in
> both environments.
> The trash talk. . . Most of the concerns I've heard about WO involve
> the snarky, personal comments that are front and center in the forums.
> I know this makes it very difficult for many people to listen to
> anything else they have to say. I've called them out on this a few
> times, but I was reminded that everyone is there for different reasons
> and the trash talk somehow works for a few of them. What can I say?
> The great thing about free speech is that everyone is free to say
> anything. The only thing I can think of that might be better is that
> everyone is free to ignore anything. ;)
> Beyond the trash talk are some very real concerns from some very
> insightful people. If you're concerned about whether I'm getting
> accurate information, I don't take for granted anything said there
> without a secondary source- just like anything said here. Some of the
> concerns I've heard there seem to be taboo in the mainstream WP
> community. It's very interesting that WO was brought up when I asked
> about Child Protection Policies, for example. Harassment Policy is
> another issue that seems to be unwelcome in some forums. But there are
> also concerns that I've seen come up in this forum, too, like how to
> improve the quality of articles. That's not too surprising, since I'm
> not the only person who is active in both communities. There are more
> concerns than I can go through here, but I started a relatively
> trash-free thread there to get an understanding of their concerns:
> Maybe it
> would help others, too. If it would be welcome here, I'd pose the same
> question to understand the greatest concerns in this community.
> Finally, I ask everyone to respect my own right to free speech. I am
> not just Lila's partner; I am a person with my own opinions, my own
> motives, my own interests, and my own needs. I have no professional
> affiliation with WMF, and Lila and I have gotten pretty good at
> keeping our professional lives to ourselves at home. For those of you
> who work at the WMF and have voiced concern over my participation on
> WO, you can rest assured that I have absolutely no influence over your
> professional lives. For everyone in the WP community, I'd like you to
> know that I form my personal opinions of people on my direct
> interactions with them- not what someone says on a forum somewhere.
> Please, feel free to interact with me. :) There were also some
> concerns about my mentioning that I communicate with some of the
> people at the WMF about WP stuff. I stopped mentioning any employees
> of the WMF- including those in my immediate family- and I've come to
> the conclusion that it isn't in anyone's best interests to discuss
> anything related to WP in private with WMF employees. I'm kinda
> learning as we go here, so I apologize for any brainfarts like that.
> Ultimately, I'm asking you to treat me as you would any new WP
> contributor, because, at the end of the day, that is all I am.
> I'm hoping to get to know all of the people in this forum better. It's
> harder for me to follow along here because a lot of the stuff is very
> specific and often discussed with little context. I'll catch up. In
> the meantime, I'll continue asking questions, some of which may be
> inconvenient. Like I said, I am not Lila; I'm that guy who asks stuff
> while everyone else is hoping he just keeps his mouth shut. :P Please
> respect my right to free speech; I'll be respecting your right to
> ignore me.
> ,Wil
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