On Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:27:09 -0700
Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Since WMF is doing a strategy update (with which I'm not involved,
that the community can influence), I'm wondering what others
on Wikipedia's strategic opportunities and threats.
What do others think about how Wikipedia's
community health can
from threatened to thriving?
Here's a down home truth: People ARE entitled to their own facts,
including those people who prefer our version. Self-conconsious
recognition of this truth may be helpful in understanding and
planning. We need to be aware of the complexes which have a need to
maintain a version of reality which differs from that Wikipedia, by
operation of its policies, produces. Such a viewpoint takes the
surprise out of such things making them more an exercise in diplomacy
than of moral outrage. In terms of knowledge diplomacy we occupy the
role played by Switzerland in political diplomacy, weak but protected.