Actually, Jimmy, aren't they to determine consensus, not build it?
On 9/10/05, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
Mark Williamson wrote:
If I hold a vote on the creation of a Wikipedia
in Venetian, do I have
to inform wikiit-l? No. Would it be nessecary? Probably not.
Yes, that would be wise. I can't think of any reason why *not* to
In fact, it has. Just because I didn't heed
YOUR suggestions doesn't
mean I suck.
No, you don't suck. He didn't say that you suck, either. Chill, man,
it's WikiLove, ya know...
4) The lack of announcement was partially
intentional. I felt that it
was most fair to send a message to wikipedia-l, and international
mailing list, and then to individual Cantonese-speaking users.
To me this sounds pretty much an unfair way to go about it.
the final (sixth) GNAA VfD was accepted after several
controversial rounds of voting was because of how professionally the
vote was administered. We should learn from that.
And by "we", you mean "Node", right?
I think he means all of us. This is a tough call, and therefore in
order to generate widespread support throughout the entire community, a
very professionally done vote is critical.
This is why I'm opposed to rampant voting on everything. The only valid
purpose for a vote in Wikipedia is actually as a *poll* which seeks to
build community consensus. Deliberately excluding some interested
parties is a great way to "win" a vote, but it is not a great way to get
buy-in from the entire community.
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