[Foundation-l] #wikipedia

Philippe Beaudette philippebeaudette at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 16:40:54 UTC 2007

My goodness, this email is the very definition of "spin", isn't it?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: DejanCabrilo 
  To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 11:07 AM
  Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] #wikipedia

  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

  2) Wikimedia granted him absolute right to do what he pleases
  with the channels. 

  3) Community has the input, unless we propose that
  off topic discussion should be allowed and that old ops are brought

  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. 

  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 ÄOabrilo

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