[Foundation-l] Hello

Stu West swest at wikimedia.org
Wed Apr 23 03:22:06 UTC 2008

Thanks to Florence for the kind words and to everyone else for the warm 
welcome.  I'm glad to see my "honeymoon" as a new board member lasted 
about an hour before I became the subject of a vigorous back-and-forth 
on foundation-l.  ;-)

First let me say that I'm really excited about my new role.  This 
community has done amazing things over the past seven years, creating 
projects that touch hundreds of millions of people around the world. 
It's really an honor for me to serve you and contribute in whatever way 
I can.

As for Thomas's question, I've been using en.wikipedia for years and 
even edit a little (recently as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Stu), 
but was certainly not invited to join the board because of my edit 
count.  I haven't spent as much time as I'd like on the other projects 
and am looking forward to exploring them over the coming months.

As for foundation-l, I've been on it since last year (via gmane) and 
generally enjoy the give-and-take, though I do take holidays from it 
when the signal-to-noise ratio drops.

Thanks again for the welcome.  Please feel free to contact me at 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Stu or stu at wikimedia.org.  I'm 
chasing a 10-month old child around these days, so it may take me a 
while to respond, but I'll do my best.


PS -- Please remember that WP:DONTBITE applies to new board members too!

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