[Foundation-l] transparency or translucency?

Alex mrzmanwiki at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 19:17:28 UTC 2009

James Rigg wrote:
> This 'principle':
> "The mailing list will remain open, well-advertised, and will be
> regarded as the place for meta-discussions about the nature of
> Wikipedia."
> does seem to be referring to not just content, but also the running of
> Wikipedia. But the 'private' mailing lists which now exist seem to be
> a departure from this.

As has been said, certain things require privacy, if not by law, by
common sense or courtesy. Obviously things like CheckUser data can't be
discussed in public and making things like emails to OTRS and
oversight-l public would greatly reduce their usefulness to the projects.

The biggest departure from that principle is that most of the day-to-day
running isn't done on the mailing lists, mostly everything at the
project-level is done on-wiki on discussion pages.

Alex (wikipedia:en:User:Mr.Z-man)

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