[Foundation-l] Steward elections

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 19:07:55 UTC 2007

2007/11/13, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com>:

> As someone said, the rule is simply a common-sense restriction; if we
> try to define it too specifically, we end up with absurdities like
> this, which clearly are not what *anyone* actually wants... so the
> answer is not to define it :-)

In which case it is the question what it still means. If it's not
defined than either you get these consequences, because people
interpret it broad, or no consequences at all, because people
interpret it narrow. Or they interpret it differently, and we get
fights where nobody knows who is right.

Apart from that, I don't see the necessity of this rule. Rather the
opposite - people who are active on one wiki are probably able to
speak the language, know the local workings and procedures etcetera.
If there is a request on (for example) the Romanian Wikipedia to make
someone a bureaucrat (for example), someone who speaks Romanian and
who knows the procedures existing on the Romanian Wikipedia to create
Bureaucrats, is much more capable of looking at the request and
judging whether it is valid. If you really want a rule like this, why
not have a preference for bureaucrats coming from other projects as

Andre Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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