On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 4:18 PM Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > One counter-argument that doesn't seem to come up that often is that the > movement as a whole may be better placed to decide the needs of the > movement as a whole than smaller, more local communities.
I think that idea does come up pretty often, and is usually, and appropriately, viewed with some skepticism. An idea I think is too little discussed is that, when you've had great success at assembling hundreds of thousands of people to work on something, it is a very risky proposition to make fundamental changes to that "something" without first undergoing a deliberate and comprehensive approach to building buy-in throughout that community. (See "Spanish Fork") -Pete -- Pete Forsyth User:Peteforsyth on (primarily) English Wikipedia, English Wikisource, Wikidata, Commons, and Meta Wiki. _______________________________________________ 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: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>