I didn't know that he called you a "faggot." Could you please show me
I mentioned I didn't agree with him on everything. I certainly would
*never* agree that a slur like that is justified, if he did make it.
In any case, the quote stands. Maybe we should start a separate thread
on the quote itself?
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Fæ <faewik(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Wil, you are supporting a man that thought it was a
hilarious joke to
call me a faggot. Not something that I am prepared to overlook, ever.
I now have serious reservations about Lila's good judgement in failing
to ensure you were appropriately advised, considering her critical
role in the Wikimedia movement.
On 28 May 2014 23:18, Wil Sinclair <wllm(a)wllm.com> wrote:
First off, I said that about Greg, and I firmly
believe it. He's
uncovered many controversies at Wikipedia. In fact, his article was
the first to be critical of Lila's appointment, and- save the rather
petty comment about airline fees at the end- was pretty on-point. That
doesn't mean that I agree with everything Greg says, just that I
personally am glad someone is saying it. He added *Wil Sinclair*,
Partner of Lila Tretikov (Wikimedia Foundation executive director);
I'd prefer he just leave it at "Wil Sinclair," but it's really his
call on what he puts on his own site.
Now, I don't know what Lila thinks of this- and I don't want to know-
but I would really like to understand if there is a chance for any
leader to change the concerning aspects of the WP community at this
point. I know that if there is, it's likely to be a very strong,
charismatic leader like Lila. But if there isn't, then so be it and
it's better to know now. And I'm pretty sure that if the community
here wants positive change, it has to be ready to talk about the hard
problems- no matter who brings them up. Whatever happens, Lila is
going to land on her feet; no one need worry about her. But, again,
that's all just my opinion.
I know you didn't ask me for a response, but this mail is all about me
so I felt justified chiming in. Thanks for (intentionally) taking it
to the list this time. :)
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