On 7/10/07, Michael Bimmler <mbimmler(a)gmail.com>
On 7/10/07, Anthony <wikimail(a)inbox.org> wrote:
Hi. I just removed your offer to volunteer for OTRS. While we very
much appreciate your willingness to help out, it is best if volunteers
can demonstrate community trust, in the form of adminship, on one of
the projects. If you'd like to help out the OTRS team without being an
admin, you can do so at en: by participating in projects like
en:Wikipedia:Help desk, en:Wikipedia:Biographies of living
people/Noticeboard, welcoming newcomers, and in recent changes patrol,
and generally helping to keep the quality of the project high. Again,
thank you very much for your offer to help out, and do feel free to
relist yourself in the future. Jkelly 02:08, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Well... I stand corrected. But I still think that being an admin
shouldn't be a requirement, there are other means to evaluate whether
one was is trustworthy.
Indeed, it's a rather silly requirement. I think the age requirement is even
worse (afaik, we've had perfectly good under-18 otrs volunteers in the
past), but that would need a board resolution to change, and I doubt that
would ever happen (considering it's the same board that passed the
resolution implementing this requirement in the first place).
I think the fear is that OTRS people might be seen as agents of the
foundation under some circumstances, but if they're under 18 (in the
US) aren't legally able to be held responsible for such agent status.
-george william herbert