On Tue, 6 Oct 2015 at 17:27 Steinsplitter Wiki <steinsplitter-w...@live.com>
wrote:

> To be honest: I am not surprised at all.
>
> Wikimedia Foundation is becoming moor and moor centralized. They no longer
> care about the community, even if there is huge community consensus about
> something.
>
> Why is there a secret committee needed? It is easier to ask the community.
>

While I agree it's important to sort things with the community (since that
is the lifeblood of the projects), are you seriously suggesting that it's
easier to gauge the consensus of hundreds of thousands of people rather
than make a decision in a smaller committee, secret or otherwise?

Joe


>
> I am disappointed
>
> > Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2015 18:13:13 -0400
> > From: nawr...@gmail.com
> > To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> > Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost
> >
> > Evidently the Signpost has scooped the WMF by revealing that Montreal has
> > been selected for the 2017 Wikimania host city in a secret process that
> > completed this past August. [1]
> >
> > It seems like the community could have been looped into this new method
> > before it was a done deal.
> >
> > ~Nathan
> >
> > [1]
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-09-30/News_and_notes
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