[Foundation-l] Porchesia

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 2 18:36:34 UTC 2006

--- Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> project.
> 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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I believe you must be badly misinterpreting me to
think I would wish to ignore your messages.  However I
replied off-list as I don't think evryone else wants
to read another long email from me.

Birgitte SB

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