Second Asaf and Sydney. Please take these concerns seriously. If you truly *respect* us and this movement, please act.
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 10:53 AM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > I must echo Ori. > > We have some brilliant, brilliant people who really are doing some > fantastic work. The trouble is that as Brandon Harris has already confirmed > on the Wikipedia Weekly facebook group. People are looking to leave. > Actively. > > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM, Ori Livneh <o...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 4:47 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> > > wrote: > > > > > There is way too much blaming/bashing/sour expectations > > > working both ways - we almost forget how unique we are, irrespective of > > > many slips and avoidable failures we make (and WMF is definitely > leading > > > here, too! ;) > > > > > > > No, we're not. My peers in the Technology department work incredibly hard > > to provide value for readers and editors, and we have very good results > to > > show for it. Less than two years ago it took an average of six seconds to > > save an edit to an article; it is about one second now. (MediaWiki > > deployments are currently halted over a 200-300ms regression!). Page load > > times improved by 30-40% in the past year, which earned us plaudits in > the > > press and in professional circles. The analytics team figured out how to > > count unique devices without compromising user anonimity and privacy and > > rolled out a robust public API for page view data. The research team is > in > > the process of collecting feedback from readers and compiling the first > > comprehensive picture of what brings readers to the projects. The TechOps > > team made Wikipedia one of the first major internet properties to go > > HTTPS-only, slashed latency for users in many parts of the world by > > provisioning a cache pop on the Pacific Coast of the United States, and > is > > currently gearing up for a comprehensive test of our failover > capabilities, > > which is to happen this Spring. > > > > That's just the activity happening immediately around me in the org, and > > says nothing of engineering accomplishments like the Android app being > > featured on the Play store in 93 countries and having a higher user > rating > > than Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Netflix, Snapchat, Google Photos, etc. > Or > > the 56,669 articles that have been created using the Content Translation > > tool. > > > > This is happening in spite of -- not thanks to -- dysfunction at the top. > > If you don't believe me, all you have to do is wait: an exodus of people > > from Engineering won't be long now. Our initial astonishment at the > Board's > > unwillingness to acknowledge and address this dysfunction is wearing off. > > The slips and failures are not generalized and diffuse. They are local > and > > specific, and their location has been indicated to you repeatedly. > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > -- > Seddon > > *Advancement Associate (Community Engagement)* > *Wikimedia Foundation* > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Edward Galvez Survey Specialist Learning & Evaluation Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>