[Foundation-l] Taipei chosen to host Wikimania 2007

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Tue Oct 3 06:46:49 UTC 2006

Jimmy Wales wrote:

>Ray Saintonge wrote:
>>I don't think that it helps the transparency of the process when someone 
>>like Jimbo begins by supporting a bid before the bidding has seriously 
>>started.  It's the kind of prejudicial comment that tells everyone else 
>>to give up before they even try.  It casts doubt on whether he believes 
>>that the community has enough maturity to make good choices.
>Hmm, I seem to have been very misunderstood.  I said "It isn't up to me, 
>nor should it be" (or words to that effect, you'd have to look it up). 
>I really meant that.
>The committee did a great job this year, and next year's committee will 
>do a great job too.
>I know that my opinions are often viewed as carrying a lot of weight, 
>and for that I sincerely apologize.  I just like Italy. :)  It was just 
>a personal comment.
That's a big problem with theology.  Churches would be a lot poorer if 
they didn't consistently misunderstand their God. 

In the long run it's not the disclaimer that will be remembered, but the 
core comment in that message.  I clearly prefer to assume good faith, 
and I recognize that you must often walk on eggshells.  Unfortunately 
the weight of your opinions goes well beyond what you anticipate.  I 
don't know what the proper solution would be.  Being completely silent 
does not seem like a good option either.


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