[Foundation-l] Election rules modification regarding suffrage issues raised on this list

Michael Bimmler mbimmler at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 16:29:24 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Alison Wheeler
<wikimedia at alisonwheeler.com> wrote:
> On Wed, April 30, 2008 16:39, Delphine Ménard wrote:
>  > On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 8:41 AM, Philippe Beaudette
>  > <philippebeaudette at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >>"at least 50 edits between January 1, 2008 and June 1, 2008".
>  > I'm just afraid I'm not gonna have the required number of edits on any
>  > one wiki. And I consider myself kind of "up to date" to be allowed to
>  > vote.
>  Given that, unusually where suffrage is being determined, the closing date
>  for the required level of activity is still over a month away (rather than
>  in the past), and that no differentiation is made between minor wikignome
>  edits and major copyedit rewrites, then I would expect *anyone* who wanted
>  to ensure their ability to vote would be able to do so by finding 50
>  spelling and / or grammar mistakes. ie, imho, not a difficult hurdle to
>  leap by any stretch of the imagination.

I had a short moment of 'panic' when the original election notice was
posted and I saw that I had only about 35 edits on the English
Wikipedia since March 1 (I'm hardly active on the German Wikipedia

It took me less than half an hour of Recent Changes patrolling
(without any of the magic tools such as VandalProof that make the
usual patrollers' life easier) to get more than enough edits and I can
only recommend it...kind of take you back to the basics ;-)


Michael Bimmler
mbimmler at gmail.com

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