Hello,

about the ED search survey [0] I, as a member of an emerging community, the
Bulgarian one [1], disagree that anyone wants "to invite also emerging
communities". Translating the survey into "the 9 major languages of our
projects" is not enough. Letting emerging communities participate, and in
my region [2] there are quite a few active ones, who collaborate on some of
the largest projects in the wikiverse like Wikimedia CEE Spring [3] and
Wiki Loves Earth [4]. We might not have large communities, but together we
build a very large and strong one and we work hard for bringing free
knowledge to the world. Depriving those of our members, who do not know
those "9 major languages" of the right to participate in the discussion
about the future of our global movement, does not make me feel that the
wished change in direction transparency transparency is on track; this
rather makes me feel as in a large corporation where a small group of
people decide about the future of the organisation and pretend to engage
the masses by populistic pseudo-measures.

The only two languages of the 30 countries of Central and Eastern Europe
among those in the survey are Polish and Russian. 838 active Ukrainianian
editors, 658 active Turks, 638 active Czechs, 419 active Serbs, 418 active
Hungarians and 5501 active editors from the region in total will not be
able to answer in their own language (reference: Wikimedia CEE Spring
2016/Goals <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2016/Goals>).
I plead that the money that we donate be used for translating the questions
at least in the languages with more than 200 active editors, or at least
that volunteers are allowed to translate the questions. Furthermore I
request that in order to get more input the survey runs for a month instead
of a week. Important decisions should not be taken in a hurry.

Best regards,
User:Lord Bumbury / Nikola Kalchev
Wikimedians of Bulgaria, a Wikimedia CEE Spring International organiser

[0]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director_Transition_Team/2016/Updates/CW20_update
[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Bulgaria
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Central_and_Eastern_Europe
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2016
[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Earth

On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 2:43 PM, Luis Sanabria <lsanab...@ieee.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 12:29 AM, Alice Wiegand <awieg...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> >
>
> > Our survey is currently open in the top 10 wiki languages. A sample of
> > editors from various languages have been invited to participate and we
> are
> > also sending an invitations to anyone here and through our networks.
> Please
> > participate in the survey and help us to shape the new ED’s profile.
> >
> >
> >
> I read here [1] that the survey will be open for 1 week.
>
> Does that mean it will be open until June 8 (inclusive)?
>
> Saludos,
> Luis Sanabria
>
> [1]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director_Transition_Team/2016/Updates/CW20_update
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