For the record, I take any safety issues concerning both staff and
volunteers extremely seriously. In the case of a threatening message left
on an employee's talk page, GorillaWarfare took immediate action, for which
I am very grateful. And I am grateful to see this kind of community at work.
Creating an open, safe and welcoming environment is extremely important to
me, and that includes maintaining a friendly space by clearly excluding
individuals who harass and threaten others and preventing their presence on
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Molly White <
Wil Sinclair <wllm@...> writes:
I've apologized to you here and on
Wikipediocracy, but apologies are
always worth doing directly and for as many to see as possible: I'm
very sorry for mistaking you for a WMF employee. I take full
responsibility for my words and actions. I hope you can forgive me.
No need to apologize. I'm really not horrified at being mistaken for a
staffer, I'm just trying to clear up any confusion.
To be clear, a WMF employee did mail Lila with
"safety concerns." That
was obviously not Molly, and, ultimately, I don't think it's important
who it was. It just made me personally uncomfortable communicating
with WMF employees in any private setting. I'm hoping that will change
as we all begin to trust each other more. Even then, I have no plans
to discuss WMF matters of any sort with WMF employees; that's to
everyone's benefit IMO.
Ah, this segues well into the email I was just drafting: I have to say that
I was surprised to see the contents of what appears to be an internal staff
email being brought up both on Wikipediocracy and here by a non-staff
member. Wil, can you clarify if you were copied on the email, and if not,
how you gained access to it? You've repeatedly emphasized that you are not
affiliated with/do not influence/are completely separate from the WMF, and
even that you and Lila are not even discussing Wikimedia-related matters
with one another at home, so I'm sure you can understand the confusion.
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