Any response or input from the Election Committee?

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On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak <>

> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 2:10 AM, Asaf Bartov <>
> wrote:
> > So do I. :)  (Indeed, I have had occasion to remind, uh, a colleague,
> that
> > editing Wikipedia or its sister projects is a bit of an unusual hobby,
> and
> > that it's Perfectly Fine to not choose to volunteer to do that on your
> > personal time.)
> >
> if, as Asaf points out, it is an issue of roughly 10 people then it is
> probably not really worth a lengthy discussion - it is easier to get voting
> rights anyway. All in all, I think it is good that we try to be inclusive,
> and WMF people (just as many others professionals employed within our
> movement) definitely have an important perspective to add. Yet, it really
> is not that difficult to edit a little bit. Voting rights are also a
> certain privilege. Even if the only reason staff of WMF and/or chapters are
> not automatically eligible to vote is the fact, that there are hypothetical
> concerns about some possible political influence, it still may be enough
> just because the threshold to get voting rights is really low. So, I think
> that as long as the rules are known well ahead in time, it is totally fine
> to have universal requirements irrespective of where one is employed.
> (btw, I think it is also idealistic to assume that a determined political
> group would not make a coordinated effort to gain voting rights to have
> influence - just look what happened to Hugo awards and the Sad Puppies
> fraction ;)
> best,
> dariusz "pundit"
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