David Gerard hett schreven:
2009/8/31 Cetateanu Moldovanu
I said OUR, OUR country, OUR language, OUR latin
script and alphabet. Please
If by "respect" you mean "agree" and "do what I say" ...
then I'm not
surprised you have no insight as to why no-one cares about your
I care about his request (which is reasonable, as geni pointed out) and
I'm sure many other people care too, but don't speak up in this forum.
Of course it can be annoying, if somebody asks for the same thing again
and again, but as his request is reasonable, the only thing you can do
about it is executing the request. The only reason why this is not done
yet is that nobody, who has the power to do it, cares about it. I really
disagree with the foundation people more and more loosing touch with the
communities. It's not just this request. It's also the fact, that
bugzilla bugs are not worked on for weeks and months, delays in software
rollouts, and the low worth that is given to community worktime (like
the example given by Tisza Gergő or the thousands of manhours that are
wasted every day with setting interwikis which could easily be saved, if
we had a central interwiki repository and if this repository wouldn't be
blocked by the developers). Perhaps the foundation should hire new
staff, whose job it is to _read_ the mailing lists (I'm quite sure, that
many of the messages at the lists are read by nobody from the foundation
or just by people who say "not my department") and to make sure that the
relevant foundation employees take care of requests, questions etc.
Another function could be taking care of Bugzilla bugs and delegating
them to the relevant people. And we urgently need new developers. The
current slow pace makes it clear, that the paid staff isn't even able to
keep up with maintenance and daily operations. There are really few big
innovations. We need developers, who can completely focus on innovation.
Like global preferences, like a central interwiki repository, like an
integrated map service, like a working interface for category
intersection, like a Wikidata-project to keep volatile data consistent
and up-to-date (e.g. population numbers). Known problems since half a
decade (when I joined Wiki(p/m)edia) and even before. Five years ago I
understood that these dreams were impossible, but today we have the
money to actually do it. We earned 2 million recently, so please spend
some bucks on hiring people to improve the response time to community
requests and to improve development.