Thank you, Maggie, I am so glad this is coming at the right time. Looking
forward to it.


Olaniyan Olushola
CEO DataAccess Systems Ltd
President, Wikimedia Nigeria
Member, Affcom ( Wikimedia Foundation)
Co-director Wiki Women Radio

On Thu, May 28, 2020, 13:03 Maggie Dennis <> wrote:

> Hello, all.
> With the Board’s recent statement, this seems like a good time to launch
> the quarterly office hours I’ve been wanting to create for people who want
> to talk to me about issues involving “community resilience and
> sustainability,” including the work of Trust & Safety, whom I oversee.
> (after months of wanting to do this I’ve come to realize that I will always
> be "too busy" to feel like it's the perfect time for this. So I’m going to
> do it now anyway!)
> There’ve been requests to make office hours more personal, so I will host a
> Zoom hangout where people can join me, but I'll also take questions from
> Telegram and IRC.[1] I know that finding an hour that works for everybody
> is not going to happen, and I know from past office hours I’ve been
> involved in that I may get far more questions than I can answer (or,
> contrarily, nothing at all :)). Nevertheless, I will do my best to answer
> questions posed to me in that hour by Wikimedians in good standing (not
> Foundation or community banned) and to follow up in writing with any I
> don’t have time for over the next few days or week or so, time allowing. I
> might aggregate similar questions into a kind of FAQ. We’ll publish notes,
> anonymizing those who’ve asked questions, after.
> I do, however, have the following caveats:
>    -
>    I can’t and won’t discuss specific Trust & Safety cases. Instead, I can
>    discuss Trust & Safety protocols and practices and approaches as well as
>    some of the mistakes we’ve made, some of the things I’m proud of, and
> some
>    of the things we’re hoping to do.
>    -
>    I will not respond to comments or questions that are disrespectful to
>    me, to my colleagues, or to anyone in our communities. I can talk
> civilly
>    about our work even if you disagree with me or I disagree with you. I
> won’t
>    compromise on this.
> I’m not sure if I will stick with Zoom as the way I do office hours
> forever, but I am responding to some requests for spoken interaction while
> also trying to provide text options for those who prefer. I admit to being
> a little camera shy myself, so this is a challenge for me! If I embarrass
> myself too badly, I may retreat to the safety of text in future.
> I was hoping to have the Zoom link already, but while that’s being
> expedited by our office technology team, I don’t have it yet. I wanted to
> give interested people notice as soon as I knew the time. I’ll follow up
> with links again at least two hours in advance.
> The meeting will be on June 4th at 1800 UTC.
> I hope to see you there.
> Best,
> Maggie
> [1] Zoom link; Telegram link:
> ;
> directions for participating in IRC:
> --
> Maggie Dennis
> Vice President, Community Resilience & Sustainability
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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