[WikiEN-l] How to bring back people who don't want to bother?
charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Thu May 11 10:12:54 UTC 2006
<uninvited at nerstrand.net> wrote
> There's no one minding the store
> anymore: Jimbo, Angela, and Anthere have minimal engagement with the
> community itself, having instead chosen to look outward and emphasize
> publicity and financial matters.
I don't think that's right. There is a structure, though you might say
there is a gap in it.
- Authoritarian: ArbCom
It would be quite wrong to describe Jimbo as disengaged from this. The
ArbCom scales or not? Depends on the workload, really. Certainly after I
was elected I went _at least_ once a day for a whole month, to vote on a
case, as we cleared the legacy backlog. Since it seems that many cases are
'routine' (falling within our now worked-out parameters), the criticism
shouldn't really apply except for those cases found tough to arbitrate
- Strategic and Financial: Wikimedia Foundation
Well, the site runs faster, and the Alexa 'share of web pages' figure is at
an all time high. We are closing up on the Microsoft site. This is all
down to having enough servers. So something is heading in the right
- Prudential: Office
We have to stay away from defamation and copyvio. Obviously.
What that leaves is no clear "Deliberative Function". That seems to be the
missing constitutional jigsaw piece, for enWP. This list and various places
on the site itself are partial answers to the need to discuss policy and
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