I have had a similar experience with Vishnu when I first wrote an email
(prior to the job application) to him with the concerns about A2K.

He couldn't understand my concerns, misunderstood my intention, and
threaten me without seeking clarification. That day I knew of his
intentions and understanding of Wikimedia movement; the reason i have been
keeping track of their work plans, activities and pointing out mistakes.

He always makes such mistakes and when someone points out, he denies the
allegations.

Ansuman




On 14 May 2014 12:29, Hari Prasad Nadig <hpna...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Vishnu,
>
> What you were writing there was fairly off-topic, and quite unnecessary.
> And that hints of malice. In retrospect, that could have been seriously
> avoided.
>
> It also dangerously undermines other community members who're willing to
> speak out expressing their opinion in an open discussion.
>
> I protest and object strongly to the way it has been put forward.
>
>
> On 14 May 2014 11:19, Vishnu <visdav...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>  Dear Hari,
>>
>> I seriously refute the way you are wrongly interpreting my intentions. It
>> is never my intention nor style of work to threaten anyone, least of all a
>> Wikimedian friend like Ravi.
>>
>> I was only making a legal point that we as a movement should look into
>> and I have very clearly stated that we should take this concern on board. I
>> have also amply stated that my interpretation is up for correction.
>>
>> Ravi, if you think, event remotely, that I am trying to threaten you, I
>> profusely apologize. If you or the community members think that I was wrong
>> to take the Tamil Wiki 10 celebration example to illustrate a legal point
>> [1], apologies for that too. I was only doing it to state a point without
>> any intention of malice or wrong doing what-so-ever.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Vishnu
>>
>> [1]
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Staff_proposal_assessment#Additional_concern_that_should_be_taken_on_board
>>
>>
>> On Wednesday 14 May 2014 01:46 AM, Hari Prasad Nadig wrote:
>>
>>  Ravi,
>>
>> While I do not approve of the way this has been worded here or presented
>> here by you, it does seem like a veiled threat clearly directed towards you
>> by Vishnu for your speaking out (which has been quite vehement, to be
>> honest). And an apparent threat like this coming in from a Program Director
>> does look very ugly.
>>
>>  The worst thing is that it seems to be trying to distract readers from
>> the actual issues. I sincerely hope that Vishnu shall clear this up with an
>> appropriate step that befits his position and the respect his position
>> merits.
>>
>> And I wish and hope these shall not happen in future.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 14 May 2014 00:58, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <rsrikant...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Is receiving money as an individual from a foreign body in violation of
>>> the Act?
>>> If that is so, won't half of India be violating it?
>>>
>>>  I have a copy of the Act from the Ministry of Law and Justice and it
>>> doesn't seem to say so.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  On 13 May 2014 19:11, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>    Hey,
>>>>
>>>>  Is there a legal threat for Wikimedia community volunteers in India
>>>> getting Individual engagement grants and grants for running community
>>>> events from WMF?
>>>>
>>>>  An alert regarding this has been raised here:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Staff_proposal_assessment#Additional_concern_that_should_be_taken_on_board
>>>>
>>>>  Any professional legal / financial advise will be much appreciated.
>>>>
>>>>  Thanks,
>>>>
>>>>  Ravi
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
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>>>  Regards,
>>> Srikanth Ramakrishnan,
>>> What goes around, may not necessarily come around, it may simply bounce
>>> back.
>>>
>>>  Please sign this petition for Volvo buses in Coimbatore:
>>>
>>> https://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/the-transport-minister-tamil-nadu-introduction-of-volvo-city-buses-in-the-city-of-coimbatore
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