It was just an example. I was citing the English Wikipedia as an example
because I frequent it the most, but my point was, why was such a useful
change not mentioned anywhere on any Wikipedia? (I didn't even ask for
the discussions to occur on any particular language's Wikipedia - that
was putting words in my mouth.) Wouldn't announcing it make changes go
more smoothly? I never implied this should be discussed on any
Wikipedia. Note that the English Community Portal often links to meta
discussions. If the change is as useful (or not) as it is, it should
have at least been linked to on every Wikipedia so that people could
have a chance to weigh in at meta, or at least be informed.
As for clandestine activities, that was another, well, I think you can
only call it strawmanning. I never mentioned their names - I think
highly of Jimbo and Angela (I don't know Anthere well enough). It's just
rather odd and a bit annoying that the majority of editors who could and
would benefit from this still aren't informed, because they don't
subscribe to the mailing list.
Gerard Meijssen wrote:
John Lee wrote:
The sentiment is dittoed here. I don't have a
clue what all this
hoo-ha is about, but that fact alone seems to suggest that something
clandestine occurred. From what I understand, this is something that,
if worked out correctly, *could* be beneficial to all the Wikipedias.
So why haven't I heard anything about this on en.wikipedia.org? It's
not even on the Community Portal. And the fact that someone as
even-headed as mav is even thinking about quitting makes me wonder
just what's going on.
([[User:Johnleemk]] on En)
Christopher Mahan wrote:
Not hearing things on en:wikipedia is akin to not hearing it on
nl:wikipedia. En:wikipedia may be the biggest wikipedia, it is not the
platform for discussions regarding Mediawiki. It is Meta's purpose to
discuss these things. The suggestion that something "clandestine"
occured does speak of little respect for the integrity of people like
Jimbo, Angela, Anthere ..