[Foundation-l] Status of cloak requests

Majorly axel9891 at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 25 22:23:11 UTC 2008

On 25/02/2008, Sean Whitton <sean at silentflame.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I keep seeing lines in my away log complaining about me being lazy and
> not setting IRC cloaks, and about people offering their assistance (in
> response to kinder notes of me just being busy). I thought I would
> clear the situation up. I am on wikibreak at present for most of my
> roles but I am still completely dedicated to being our most active IRC
> Group Contact (James is also active, but less so) and so this is not
> the issue. The reason why no cloaks are being set at present is
> different.
> Essentially, James and I are trying to redo our paperwork with
> freenode to make sure that we are allowed to set the cloaks we do and
> also to add new namespaces by popular request, such as wikiversity/
> cloaks. The freenode head of staff is the person responsible for
> sorting this paperwork with us and unfortunately she has been
> indisposed due to injury for some weeks now. This means that we have
> been unable to do what we need to do and as a result cloaks are just
> sitting in the request system. However, as soon as things are sorted
> out *I will set every cloak (assuming it meets the requirements) in
> the system in one fell swoop!*
> Please be patient and considerate while these problems are sorted out.
> Rest assured there is no laziness involved!
> Thanks,
> [[m:User:Sean Whitton]]
> [[m:IRC Group Contacts|Wikimedia IRC Group Contact]]
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Sean, it isn't that you are lazy - far from it. It's the fact you and James
are probably two of the least active people on IRC/Wikipedia. James has been
absent for nearly a month now, your status is nearly always set to away (as
is his), and while we appreciate you are busy in real life, this is stuff
that needs doing. There are plenty of people trustworthy enough for this
role. In the past, we've had more than two contacts (Essjay, Fennec, Angela,
da_didi were all at the same time if I recall). What's the problem with
adding an additional person (or more), who will actually get the work done
well and without big delays?

Alex (Majorly)


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