[Foundation-l] Porchesia

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 06:45:53 UTC 2006

On 02/10/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:

> So en.WP has many, many of "their" volunteers.
> Manpower that is unbelievable to the wider Wikimedia
> community.  But now, and this just not about
> Porchesia, when en.WP has a problem.  When en.WP has
> this problem it is brought straight to this list to
> ask the attention and help of this wider Wikimedia
> community.  Now any other project, tries their hardest
> to solve a problem themselves before coming here.  But
> en.WP with their massive resources and manpower.
> en.WP skips the step of working on the problem within
> the project and comes straight here to use the
> resources of the wider Wikimedia community.  And the
> wider Wikimedia community is supposed to work on this
> with the hope there might be some carryover to their
> own home project.  Still when the home project has a
> problem, they are not given answers and solutions.  I
> was told to "adjust my expectations to reality".  Many
> others are told that they must figure it out "within
> the community".  But no one except en.WP comes here
> until they exhausted the ability of thier home
> community.  I am just asking that en.WP approach this
> list as every other project in the wider Wikimedia
> community does.

You speak as if Danny's message going here was anything to do with
some implied collective laziness on the part of en:wp as an amorphous
mass, rather than entirely Danny's own personal decision. Me, I'm
somewhat surprised he didn't send it to wikien-l at all.

- d.

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