Thanks Guillaume for your answer. I provided enough info for the Community
Engagement to double-check if they want to, and I have no personal interest
in the outcome, so I am happy to leave it as it is now.


On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 4:55 PM, Guillaume Paumier <>

> Hello Yaroslav,
> Yes, the Foundation's Community Engagement department, who are the most
> familiar with Wikimedia communities, reviewed the applications thoroughly.
> If you have concerns about a specific person, which obviously can't be
> discussed on a public list, I happy to discuss them with you privately.
> 2017-03-09 23:48 GMT-08:00 Yaroslav Blanter <>:
> > Thanks the coordinators. I do not know everybody on the list, but I
> > recognize there names of many excellent people.
> >
> > I also see there a name which has rung a bell for me, and the sound of
> the
> > bell was somewhat alarming. I checked and found indeed that the
> coordinator
> > has a sizable block log on the Russian Wikipedia, their home project, for
> > actions which include trolling and disruptive editing, and at some point
> > had to be placed under a topic ban. The most recent block is one and half
> > years ago. Which poses a natural questions whether the candidates were
> > actually screened.
> --
> Guillaume Paumier
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