[Foundation-l] could we please have a community-l?

Sean Whitton sean at silentflame.com
Sun Aug 19 12:13:08 UTC 2007

I'm late but I have a few thoughts here:

I like the idea of a seperate list, or (if it were possible which for
many reasons it isn't really) a renaming of this list. The Wikimedia
Foundation and Wikimedia as a whole are (arguably) different things
and thus we need a seperate place for both. Mailing lists are
definately the way to go IMO because they eliminate the disadvantages
wiki software can create due to the fact we have projects all over the
place. So, here I like the idea of calling it wikimedia-l (or under
the new system just wikimedia, but perhaps adding -l to show how it
links to these other lists would make more sense).

I think the advantage of seperation would not be for most of us here
on Foundation-l who would subscribe to the other - it would be
something everyone who doesn't want to hear our chapter and employment
issues that relate to the charity itself but want a central commune
for the Wikimedia community.


On 11/08/07, FloNight <sydney.poore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Angela and Brianna,
> The Meta mailing list would be perfect. I think the description of the list
> should include the word community to help get the point accross that it is
> for broad community discussions.
> Thinking about this more since Brianna suggested it, I think re-focusing the
> Foundation mailing list toward Board related matter would be a good idea.
> Since the list has served a broader purpose up to now, I'm not completely
> sure  will happen as old habits are hard to break. But I think it is worth a
> try.
> Sydney
> On 8/11/07, Angela <beesley at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Brianna wrote:
> > > - Hi, I'm trying to help my wiki in language X grow, do you have any
> > > ideas about how to do it?
> > > - Hi Wikimedians, do you think 3RR should be a policy on every wiki?
> > > Why or why not?
> > > - Hi other projects, I'm curious to get impressions about how other
> > > projects deal with 'difficult users'. We have a user who does X and we
> > > don't quite want to block him, because he makes useful edits, but the
> > > way he relates to other people is causing friction. any ideas?
> >
> > If you were going to ask those questions on a wiki, it would be
> > meta.wikimedia.org, so perhaps the right mailing list for that is also
> > the meta mailing list rather than community-l? There's a
> > not-yet-official list for Meta at
> > <http://mail.lists.wikipedia.be/mailman/listinfo/meta-l_lists.wikipedia.be
> > >.
> > It hasn't been widely promoted and only has 29 subscribers so far.
> >
> > There's a request for Wikimedia to host that list at
> > <http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10098>.
> >
> > Angela
> >
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