[Foundation-l] Adminship tools on Commons

Alison Wheeler wikimedia at alisonwheeler.com
Sat Apr 14 21:43:56 UTC 2007

On Sat, April 14, 2007 19:02, Casey Brown wrote:
> We are not denying or accepting the fact that you deserve, could use, or
> will be trusted with the tools.  We are denying the fact that you are
> entitled to them and that you should discuss this with Wikimedia.  Sysop
> powers are something that is given based on *local-community* trust.  If
> you have hardly edited on that site, then you will not be given ... etc

A thought from the sidelines here, rather than about this particular case.
Whilst a "local community" should, I concurr, decide who is and who is not
to be an admin/sysop of the local projects - be they language-based or
otherwise (books/source/pedia/tionary/etc) I do wonder whether the same
should apply in all cases to commons, specifically because commons is a
resource for *all* the Wikimedia projects world-wide, and not strictly a
"local" project at all.

I could see that there is some validity to accepting someone's need for
admin/sysop capability on the multinational/multilingual commons where
their 'track record' - and need for access - is based on a more local

Alison Wheeler

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