True, but there are many types of openness -- backchannels are fine so
long as they are not appealed to as the basis of any particular
decision. Any logic worked out in a backchannel should be publicly
re-posted and open for discussion in some sort of santized form. One
can also alert to the presence of backchannel discussions (i.e. "Jimbo
and were having a discussion the other day...") without actually
making everyone privvy to them.
Transparency and lack of privacy are not the same thing, is all I am saying.
On 2/28/06, charles matthews <charles.r.matthews(a)ntlworld.com> wrote:
"Leif Knutsen" wrote
* Admins should strive for transparency in their
communications should be an exception limited to very specific problems.
That at least is not really practical. There is constant need to share
information, that should not be posted on the Wikipedia sites. (Think about
it - so we really want discussions of users by admins, including necessary
detective work, on the site?).
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