[Foundation-l] #wikipedia

Michael Bimmler mbimmler at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 16:11:32 UTC 2007

On 6/20/07, Dejan Čabrilo <dcabrilo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, gathered from what several of you said, is it fair that I draw the
> following conclusions:
> 1) Seanw is a group contact of Wikimedia, appointed by Wikimedia, on
> FreeNode.
define "appointed by Wikimedia", please. If you are referring to the
foundation, this is wrong.

> 2) Wikimedia granted him absolute right to do what he pleases
> with the channels.
is "wikimedia" the foundation or the community?
> 3) Community has the input, unless we propose that
> off topic discussion should be allowed and that old ops are brought
> back.
> 4) Many of you don't think that coming into the channel and saying:
> tone it down a bit, would be beneficial. It had to be done in a way
> which separates the community.
> 5) You all think that enacting the policy without ANY (justified
> or not) community input was a good way to go.
Input was sought and given.

> I am asking all of this because I don't like separating #wikipedia
> and #wikipedia-social one bit, and we have determined years ago that
> #wikipedia serves best as both #wikipedia and #wikipedia-en channel
> (we'd get tired of directing people to #wikipedia-en). This was because
> en.wikipedia is a flagship project, and because the most commonly
> used language on #wikipedia is English.
> If there is nothing we can do, then somebody please tell me:
> "Shut up, we already decided how we want that channel, trying
> to discuss it will get you nowhere."
> Thank you,
> Dejan Čabrilo
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