It is sad to see that two well established Wikipedians, Barbara (WVS) and SMcCandlish have misused Wikipedia Signpost to publish a "humour" article which derides the use of nonbinary pronouns. It will be clear for any reader that not only is this a joke in bad taste, but the article is a misuse of the Wikipedia project and brand, to deride and marginalise transgender, genderqueer and nonbinary people. A deletion discussion has been created, everyone is welcome to express their opinions, should they wish to read the Signpost op-ed.
As part of the Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program, Barbara Page has been granted special status at the University of Pittsburgh, and in this capacity is seen to represent Wikimedia and Wikipedia, even if not in a paid capacity. Given their coauthorship of the defamatory essay, I do not see how it would be ethical for Page to retain any recognition or relationship, and ask that a representative of Wiki Education provide an official response. Stanton McCandlish is named as a WMF Tech Ambassador, and I have requested on Meta that this formal recognition is immediately removed by the WMF, as their views are directly antithetical to the WMF supported Technical Spaces Code of Conduct. Links: 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2019-02-28/Humour 2. https://wikiedu.org/blog/2015/09/25/upitt-visiting-scholars/ 3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tech/Ambassadors#Stanton_McCandlish 4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Barbara_(WVS) 5. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SMcCandlish 6. https://wikiedu.org/contact-us/ Thanks, Fae -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae Wikimedia LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+ _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l 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>