I just want to confirm everything that David's saying. In addition,  
after today's volume of phone calls, I need to recover, and really  
lack the energy to go on TV at that time of night. ;-)

Mike

On 25 Aug 2009, at 19:48, David Gerard wrote:

> 2009/8/25 Ian A. Holton <poe...@gmail.com>:
>
>> Just a quick questin: Why are you doing this, David? Not that I  
>> think you
>> are a bad choice (not at all!), but afaik you were the press  
>> contact for the
>> "old" Wikimedia UK.
>
>
> Basically because they called my number, after Mike Peel put them onto
> me. So I supply backup for WMUK as needed in practice. I'm in London
> (Newsnight is recorded at TV Centre), Mike's in Manchester, Andrew's
> in Nottingham ...
>
> Before WMUK at all, I was a press volunteer for WMF, and still am.
> That's the capacity I do press in.
>
>
>> Maybe it is time to tell the press and get some people from the  
>> current
>> board some airtime, i.e free publicity and establishing some  
>> involved board
>> memebers.
>
>
> More and more has been done by current WMUK people, which is good as
> it takes load off me! But once your number's in the media's address
> books, your phone will ring forever. Alison still gets calls too ...
>
>
> - d.
>
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