[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Executive Director?

Newyorkbrad newyorkbrad at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 01:50:54 UTC 2010

I agree that this factual error should be corrected (as we have told it is
being corrected), but raising what was perfectly likely to have been an
innocent error to the level of being morally wrong, without having even
asked first, seems rhetorically excessive.


On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 8:42 PM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:

> Hi.
> The new banners and landing pages with Sue Gardner are using the phrase
> "Wikipedia Executive Director"; for example:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?oldid=53090
> I'm not a big fan of the smaller projects. On more than one occasion I've
> called for disbanding some of them. However, Wikimedia is made up of more
> than just Wikipedia. It is a spit in the face to editors of non-Wikipedias
> to put these banners on the top of any Wikimedia project (I saw this banner
> on mediawiki.org). It is the Wikimedia Foundation, not the Wikipedia
> Foundation.
> Calling Sue Gardner the "Wikipedia Executive Director" is simply wrong
> (factually and morally) and doing so is entirely unacceptable. Wikimedia
> ought to hold itself above lying to readers in order to solicit donations.
> These banners and landing pages are a violation of what Wikimedians strive
> to spread and strive to be and they should be changed immediately.
> MZMcBride
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