On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 3:34 AM Dan Garry (Deskana) <djgwiki(a)gmail.com>
On Fri, 15 Oct 2021 at 08:47, Galder Gonzalez
I don't know if this already has a name, but I'm going to invent one: The
Great Circle of Excuse. It works like this: we have all realized that
something needs to be improved, let's say the design of our website. Then,
WMF gets a group of workers to think about it, and they come up with some
changes that neither respond to the needs nor are really a change beyond
certain aesthetic resources.
I stopped reading at this point. What you've written here is pretty
insulting. There's a valid point buried under your rhetoric, but you're
exacerbating the problem by being so rude and dismissive.
You misspelled "exemplifying the problem", Dan! :)
It's exactly this sort of "no, no, everything you've done is wrong" that
what Jonathan Morgan was talking about. And then a followup *within a
minute* to blame someone, again.
It is worth noting that it's a bunch of *ex-*employees who are piping up
here; current employees know they can't weigh in without their competence,
ethics, integrity, motives, etc. being questioned, which makes it even
harder to do the rest of their already hard jobs, so they have good reason
to mostly stay quiet. Jonathan, Heather, Dan and I are speaking up in part
because we've walked a mile in these shoes and... it sucks. Big hugs to
both the current team and to the diaspora. Miss you all.
(For what it is worth, I think the current mobile app is pretty good and I
regularly finding pleasant surprises, like the iOS picture-of-the-day
widget, which brightens my every day with free content/knowledge. I do have
many nitpicks and wishlist items, and of course always wish things moved
faster, but I think it's pretty unfair to say (*especially* on mobile) that
nothing has improved.)