I've been on this volunteer committee for the past several years. I'm leaving and
would like to have a women remain on the Ombudsmen Commission. So I encourage women to
self nominate who has experience using the checkuser tool or the technical ability to
learn to use it.
I'll be happy to answer questions about the work.
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From: Maggie Dennis <mdennis(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: December 10, 2013, 9:04:09 EST
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, Functionaries email
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Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Ombudsman Commission applications
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It's coming close to time for annual appointments of community members
to serve on the Ombudsman commission. This commission works on all
Wikimedia projects to investigate complaints about violations of the
between the complaining party and the individual whose work is being
investigated. They may also assist the General Counsel, the Executive
Director or the Board of Trustees in investigations of these issues. For
more on their duties and roles, see
This is a call for community members interested in volunteering
for appointment to this commission. Commissioners should be
experienced Wikimedians, active on any project, who have previously used
the CheckUser tool OR who have the technical ability to understand the
CheckUser tool and the willingness to learn it. They are expected to be
able to engage neutrally in investigating these concerns and to know when
to recuse when other roles and relationships may cause conflict. (In the
past, commissioners have turned in other roles that could cause conflict.)
Commissioners are required to identify to the Wikimedia Foundation and
must be willing to comply with the appropriate board policies (such as
a position that requires a high degree of discretion and trust.
If you are interested in serving on this commission, please drop me a
note detailing your experience on the projects, your thoughts on the
commission and what you hope to bring to the role. The commission is
deliberately quite small, so slots are limited, but all applications are
appreciated. The deadline for applications is January 1. Any timezone. :)
Please feel free to pass this invitation along to any users who you
think may be interested.
Senior Community Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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