> Seeing the partner of the WMF ED going out of his way actively to run > about on multiple public channels to support and promote > Wikipediocracy, a website owned by Gregory Kohs and which is used by > him to lobby his obsessive anti-Wikimedia yellow journalism, is > increasingly disturbing and worrying.
You can just call me Wil. :) > It would have been great had Wil taken the advice from the most > experienced long term Wikimedia volunteers and re-focused for a month > or two on gaining practical experience at volunteering on Wikimedia > projects, and in turn gaining the trust of fellow volunteers, before > attempting to single-handedly attempt to take a lead on community > politics by using the name of his parter as his calling card. Were he > writing on Wikipediocracy using the benefit of that experience, then > this would feel rather less like Wil taking his views from that site > and immediately promoting them on Wikimedia channels. I have been working on that practical experience. But people keep replying to this thread, so I keep coming back to provide what answers I can. Again, Fae, I really am not interested in politics. I will promote views that I think are worth promoting anywhere I people seem interested in them. If you aren't interested, please feel free to ignore me. I've been hearing from quite a lot of people who are. > Lila Tretikov will need to work extremely hard with the (productive) > volunteer community to gain confidence in her personal judgement when > it comes to holding the future strategy for the Wikimedia Community > and remove the bad taste this political gaming is leaving behind. > Along with the inevitable suspicion that this has been a > not-very-covert ploy by Lila to jumpstart re-engineering our > community. Hmmm. That's a new one to me. :) > Do any WMF Trustees have an opinion about these shenanigans by Wil, or > even better, Lila? I wouldn't know about that. > Wil - take a break away from the keyboard, and seek some sensible > advice before going yet further along the public path you are > committing yourself and Lila to. At this point, I find it had to > imagine any scenario where your actions this week turn out to have > been a clever and wise strategy for Wikimedia. Wikimedia can take care of its own strategy, as far as I'm concerned. I appreciate the advice about the keyboard. And this conversation is getting pretty repetitive, isn't it? Thanks. ,Wil _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>