On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 10:41 PM, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:49 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > >> Removing a COI is not the only issue at stake Sarah. >> >> Would WMF get involved into such a process, it would also possibly change >> its legal reponsibility. Right now, WMF does not get involved in the >> editorial process, which allows to claim WMF is only hosting the content. >> If WMF is somewhat involved in an editorial process which results in >> paying the authors, then WMF might lose the "host" status. >> >> Flo >> >> >> Hi Flo, I've heard so many contradictory positions about that over the > years that I have no idea what the implications would be. > > Moving away from the very complex issue of paid editing, Brion opened the > thread with different views of what a high-tech organization is, one of > which involves lack of diversity, overemphasis on engineering, and > exploitation of staff and users at the cost of their physical and emotional > health. He argued that the WMF should instead cultivate and support staff > and volunteers. > > So what can we do to move the WMF away from the bad aspects of high-tech > organizations and toward a position where the health of the paid and unpaid > workforces is actively nurtured? > > I've made a small start by suggesting software  that asks editors how > long they want to spend on the site when they log in, along with options to > be logged out automatically and not logged in again for a set time > (following a suggestion from a former Google engineer in the *New York > Review of Books*).  > > I would love to see the WMF agree never again to discuss trapping editors > in feedback loops intended to keep them editing, but instead to help them > plan and monitor their interactions with Wikimedia sites. Another idea is > for opt-in software that asks how you're feeling every few hours – "Are you > feeling angry? Is it time for a break?" – or when you log out: "How did > your interactions today make you feel?" Questions could be asked that would > be useful to the WMF in its gender-gap, anti-harassment and other > initiatives (once the data is anonymized).
many thanks sarah for making a suggestion i like the restrict yourself and see how you do compared to others, so i created https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T128320 best, rupert _______________________________________________ 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>