[Foundation-l] Porchesia

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 17:47:09 UTC 2006

On 10/2/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I speak as if it is part of a pattern, this thread had
> been a prime example of the pattern when I first
> commented.  I think this is sign of how much all the
> political stuff has consumed us, that so many people
> can only see this thread as an attack on Danny,
> instead of an honest disscussion on an issue.  I don't
> know.  I suppose all the board elections talk had me
> into believing many people were sincerely interested
> in en.WP dominance issues.  I suppose that was really
> all just politics.  I will say no more on this issue,
> and instead simply remain silent on threads I believe
> belong elsewere.  I am truly sorry for causing all the
> drama here, I misread the situation.

What I see is a pattern of paranoia about enwiki dominance.

It' is insulting that you'd believe my interpretation of events was
based on a misguided belief that there was any political assault on
Danny.  I said exactly what I meant: it's foolish for anyone to claim
that the thread arose out of an over emphasis on enwiki because the
person who started it is one of the top contributors on a non enwiki

In any case, I pointed out how I sincerely believe that this example
is important for all our projects, although it happened to be one that
happened on our largest project.

It seems to me that we can best address issues of "en.WP dominance" by
communicating and being sensitive to and aware of the challenges that
participants in each project face... I don't see how silencing
discussion is going to further that goal.

In any case, I welcome you to configure your mail client to ignore my
messages ...  Although I have no intention of doing the same to you: I
have a real interest in hearing about the problems you faced and the
solutions you use to address them.

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