On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 1:20 AM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 27 August 2011 09:04, <DGGenwp(a)gmail.com>
On Aug 26, 2011 11:12am, David Gerard
> On 26 August 2011 16:06, David Goodman dggenwp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > This labeling is proposed to be done on
the basis not of the regular
> > commons categories, but of special ones designed for the purpose; not
> > on the regular WP editors, but a special committee.
> Ooh, *really*. Then this initiative will be
bitterly resisted at every
I am not sure if your wording implies that I am
being excessively negative
or skeptical. But yes, I very definitely think it should be resisted at
every stage of implementation. What else can we do, if the people who
should be providing services to us, try to run things for us. the community
is sometimes wrong; the board is sometimes right. I would rather go wrong
with the community , than right with the board.T, there is no other way of
preserving the values of independence and spontaneity which are the essence
of our projects. The distinctiveness of Wikipedia is that we are a
community-directed project, and no person or group--even groups of our own
choosing-- has the authority to lead us.
That's what I meant - plans for a special committee, and not a
community decision, had somehow escaped my notice. That's just a
ridiculously, amazingly, bad idea. The community is frequently on
crack, but a special committee for this job can only be worse.
Is it in fact the case that the job is to be handed to a special
committee? If so, who thought this was a good idea and why?
This is the first I've heard of a special committee :) Not sure where
that idea came from...