Hi Charlene and everyone else you have cc'd with your response to Lourie.
Lourie has asked you for a response to some other outstanding and
unaddressed issues, and you have replied with a self-damning transcript
including the line "Great game you guys are playing hope you having fun
laughing your heads off with the disrespect and everything else you
Perhaps Lourie didn't immediately get your SMS? I have no idea, perhaps
he did maliciously scheme to lure you to a meeting and then leave you
stranded in the building, but a key wiki principle is "assume good
faith" and you assume bad faith in this case and repeatedly in other
cases. This incident is simply a minor one in a repeating pattern.
Your attack against David when, in the absence of any feedback from the
rest of us, including you, he acted on another key wiki principle, "be
bold" was outrageous. Instead of simply disagreeing and asking him to
undo the decision, you launched a personal attack, and I am only sorry I
simply resigned in disgust instead of confronting you on it as well.
Your attacks against Kerryn were equally vitriolic.
You have repeatedly shown signs of paranoia and have accused each and
every member of the board of, at best, scheming. Perhaps, if every
single person is scheming to get you, the problem lies elsewhere?
Your destructive communication has led to a dysfunctional and
demoralised atmosphere in the board, the resignation of two board
members and I'm surprised the others continue to put up with your abuse.
I think the only reason I avoided any attacks while I was involved was
that I didn't do anything.
If you edited one of the Wikimedia projects in the same way as you
communicate with your fellow board members you would have been banned
I am no longer a member of the board, but I request as a member of the
South African Wikimedia community who you represent that you step down
and allow your position to be filled by a board member who understands
what good faith is, and is willing to work constructively with their
colleagues and the local community.
Your continued involvement on the board is doing great harm to the
development of the Wikimedia projects in South Africa.
I am sorry to do this publicly and perpetuate the saga, as I prefer to
deal with issues like this in private, but your unchecked public attacks
on everyone else deserve a public response.
On 29/07/2012 17:54, Charlene Foster wrote:
Charlene; July 20th / 17h16 - Great game you guys are playing hope you
having fun laughing your heads off with the disrespect and everything
else you scheming.