[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Executive Director?

KIZU Naoko aphaia at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 19:23:29 UTC 2010

I don't support this word choice: on twitter.com Japanese speaking
reader mistook it as "one of English Wikipedia admins" "someone who
writes articles" etc.

Not only "smaller" projects but also on the Wikipedia, this factual
error is better to correct I think. I heard it placed only on enwiki
(in a downtime I haven't confirmed yet), but English is no mother
tongue of every reader of the English Wikipedia. Factual error and
language barriers may spread false information.


On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 10:55 AM, John Vandenberg <jayvdb at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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KIZU Naoko / 木津尚子
member of Wikimedians in Kansai  / 関西ウィキメディアユーザ会 http://kansai.wikimedia.jp

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