On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 10:41 PM, SarahSV <sarahsv.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:49 PM, Florence Devouard
Removing a COI is not the only issue at stake
Would WMF get involved into such a process, it would also possibly change
its legal reponsibility. Right now, WMF does not get involved in the
editorial process, which allows to claim WMF is only hosting the content.
If WMF is somewhat involved in an editorial process which results in
paying the authors, then WMF might lose the "host" status.
Hi Flo, I've heard so many contradictory positions about that over the
that I have no idea what the implications would be.
Moving away from the very complex issue of paid editing, Brion opened the
thread with different views of what a high-tech organization is, one of
which involves lack of diversity, overemphasis on engineering, and
exploitation of staff and users at the cost of their physical and emotional
health. He argued that the WMF should instead cultivate and support staff
So what can we do to move the WMF away from the bad aspects of high-tech
organizations and toward a position where the health of the paid and unpaid
workforces is actively nurtured?
I've made a small start by suggesting software  that asks editors how
long they want to spend on the site when they log in, along with options to
be logged out automatically and not logged in again for a set time
(following a suggestion from a former Google engineer in the *New York
Review of Books*). 
I would love to see the WMF agree never again to discuss trapping editors
in feedback loops intended to keep them editing, but instead to help them
plan and monitor their interactions with Wikimedia sites. Another idea is
for opt-in software that asks how you're feeling every few hours – "Are you
feeling angry? Is it time for a break?" – or when you log out: "How did
your interactions today make you feel?" Questions could be asked that would
be useful to the WMF in its gender-gap, anti-harassment and other
initiatives (once the data is anonymized).
many thanks sarah for making a suggestion i like the restrict yourself
and see how you do compared to others, so i created