[WikiEN-l] How to bring back people who don't want to bother?

charles matthews 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 
other matters.


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