Hello, about the ED search survey  I, as a member of an emerging community, the Bulgarian one , 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  there are quite a few active ones, who collaborate on some of the largest projects in the wikiverse like Wikimedia CEE Spring  and Wiki Loves Earth . 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  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director_Transition_Team/2016/Updates/CW20_update  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Bulgaria  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Central_and_Eastern_Europe  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2016  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  that the survey will be open for 1 week. > > Does that mean it will be open until June 8 (inclusive)? > > Saludos, > Luis Sanabria > >  > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director_Transition_Team/2016/Updates/CW20_update > _______________________________________________ > 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> > _______________________________________________ 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>