[Foundation-l] Chart of candidate positions on ads.

Brad Patrick bradp.wmf at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 22:05:18 UTC 2007

So now the election process itself has become a parody of USA Today?
This is absurdity.  If you have sufficient concerns about specific
candidates say so.  I would hope people who care enough about the issue
to be interested in learning people's positions could do so without
visual aids.

Jeandré du Toit wrote:
> I've uploaded a screencap
> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Wmf-2007-07-elections-ads.png>
> of a chart I made with openOffice.org Calc with my interpretations of
> the board candidate answers about the use of ads on foundation
> projects. I'd appreciate comments on the whether I should link to it
> from the talk pages of
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Advertisements>,
> <http://tinyurl.com/2ouwzw>, and
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_against_advertisements>;
> or delete the image.
> Cons: Like the divisive political and financial ethics userboxes, it
> may create some ugly factionalizing. Such summaries can reduce the
> quality of discussion with dogmatic single issue flaming instead of
> rational discussion.
> Pros: I think more information is good, and since there are very good
> contributers who'd leave if ads are displayed I think it's worth the
> new discussion that the chart may produce for this dealbreaker issue.
> It's meta enough that I think the en.wikip userboxes problem doesn't
> really apply here.

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