[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Executive Director?

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Thu Dec 9 10:00:29 UTC 2010

ouch, this is painful. Like many chapters probably I have been trying
to explain to people the difference between Wikimedia and Wikipedia,
and that Wikipedia has no such thing as a board of editors or even a
board of directors, but that the Wikimedia Foundation has, etc - and
now we are running a page ourselves that says we /do/ have an
executive director? (giving the impression that there is actually
personnel to write the encyclopedia) I know that KISS is a good thing,
but we have always tried to make clear that wiki/p/edia is a volunteer
project, why are we loosing that now?

I hope that it will be possible to make this small change from a p into an m.


2010/12/9 John Vandenberg <jayvdb at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Philippe Beaudette
> <pbeaudette at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> FWIW....
>> The word Wikipedia wasn't supposed to make it to sister sites, and that's being fixed right now, so pardon my quick note... I'll write a bit more later about the term as being used on Wikipedia, but the error in pushing it out to sister sites is being corrected right now, so I wanted to acknowledge that...
> Wikipedia does not have an Executive Director, or anything of the
> sort.  That title suggests that Sue has the final say over content.  I
> don't think it should be used anywhere.
> But, thanks for at least removing it from the 'smaller' projects.
> --
> John Vandenberg
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