On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 12:54 AM, Pradeep Mohandas <pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > A bunch of observations: > 1. I've never seen such scrutiny of any Wikipedian's contributions. I'm > disappointed also to see this scrutiny being done by only a section of the > community. I think the Indian community needs to speak up on this - whether > for or against such scrutiny even if being done under particular > circumstances. This must be done, in my opinion, in a way that shows the > scrutiny is only wrt the particular condition while still respecting the > editor for tAking the time and editing Wikipedia.
Please be clear when making statements such as these. What scrutiny are you talking about? Stating that a recently hired communications consultant has close to zero experience editing Wikpedia is quite relevant to discussions that happen during IRC office hours, specially in the light of the fact that Hisham has previously stated that no established Wikipedians applied for work with India Programs. Foundation employees and consultants are likely to be scrutinized more than regular WP'ians, because they are paid for the work they do. These are community funds we are talking about raised because our community works their ass off to produce the content that's present on our projects. In the discussion linked above, it is quite apparent that Hisham hired a newbie user even when there was a much more qualified candidate available. For now, nobody on the India Programs team has any decent experience editing articles on the English Wikipedia, in short, they are all newbies. And this has continued despite the community asking for old-hands and despite Hisham's assurances that he is looking for someone intimately familiar with WP processes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:India_Education_Program/Analysis/Independent_Report_from_Tory_Read http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:India_Education_Program/Analysis/Independent_Report_from_Tory_Read&diff=prev&oldid=473097755 Is this too much to ask for? I must also point out that the stated selection criteria and responsibilities in the case of the Communications Consultant and Operations Consultant were altered after the candidates were announced. We want expert Wikipedians and not social media consultants because we are looking at increasing participation on our projects, and not enhancing the social media experience. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l