Hi Board search folks, Can you comment in response to the email from Lord Bumbury?
Thanks, Pine On Jun 1, 2016 14:21, "Nikola Kalchev" <nikola.kalc...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>