2008/11/2 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com>om>:
I wouldn't put it quite like that, but the WMF
board really did need
to give the chapters some kind of structure to work with (flying all
the chapter boards to Wikimania and arranging a big meeting would have
been one way). People have been saying this ever since the idea of
chapter seats was first announced. Chapters sorting things out amongst
themselves without support from the central organisation was never
going to go well...
It could just about be done by a determined enough person who knew
about a dozen or so languages. Normally on wikipedia you have a chance
of getting things done by moveing fast and giving people a choice of
moveing with you are being left behind but that very much relies on
being able to let people know you are moveing. Doing that across
languages when chapters are not that well documented in any case
cannot be done.