On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Craig Franklin
Good grief, the only way that someone could come to
from what you've quoted is if they had a rather severe case of
paranoia or were overly fond of conspiracy theories. Teaching people
how to use Wikipedia, what villainy and wickedness! I'm not surprised
that Roger isn't dignifying this nonsense with a direct response, and
I can't say I blame him either.
We are not just talking about teaching people how to use Wikipedia. We are
talking about people being paid to teach members of the public to edit
Wikipedia, for projects that in some cases are openly described and sold as
marketing initiatives. Does your chapter have programmes like that?
As the minutes and disclosure statements show, Roger
has been pretty
clear about this with the board and with the members at the AGM, and
the information you are dredging up is all on the public record. If
there is a grand conspiracy here to secretly "a programme to secure
unemployed Wikipedian friends paid employment", then it's a pretty
inept one. Rather than Roger resigning, I think it would be better if
you just stopped trolling this list.
Don't try to bully me. I voted for Roger in this year's board election.
That was before the Geovation bid, and before he became a paid consultant
for the government of Gibraltar – a fact which the Spanish daily of record,
El País, pointed out this morning is not noted on his Wikipedia user page.
That's an oversight that should be fixed.
The El País article is currently on the elpais.com
front page (not sure
about the paper edition). Regardless of whether there is impropriety or
not, it is hardly possible to claim that the appearance of impropriety has