Jimmy Wales wrote:
I'm with you 100% on the openness thing, and
probably with you on the
hierarchy thing, too. And don't even get me started on dmoz's broken
The Cunctator wrote:
>Claims that mediation and arbitration can't work without secrecy are
>Or to be more positive: any structure set up which involves a level of
>secrecy, if we are to move past the benevolent dictator model, MUST have
>formal methods of ensuring accountability and oversight by the general
>community--that is, everyone, including non-Wikipedians.
Arbitration should be a completely open process, where everybody knows
all that is happening. This may be different for mediation where the
objective is to have the warring parties come to some agreement.
The last thing that the mediator needs when he is trying to resolve a
delicate question is to have a hamhanded newcomer to the war throwing
flames when the matter is none of his business. That can drive away one
combatant, and harden the other in his position.