[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Executive Director?

Delphine Ménard notafishz at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 21:56:06 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 December 2010 18:54, Michael Snow <wikipedia at frontier.com> wrote:
>> While I understand the challenges in communicating effectively with a
>> variety of audiences, I think the point that's been raised is that for a
>> project that is all about trying to describe things as accurately as
>> possible, much of the community feels that in order to maintain a basic
>> level of accuracy, it's worth it to forgo whatever additional money we
>> might raise by giving it up. To phrase it differently, this is not a
>> messaging decision that should be left to the outcome of AB testing.
>> That's an argument to which I'm sympathetic.
> That certainly describes my position very well. Thank you.

And mine. My thanks too.

To even imply that Wikipedia has an executive director is not only a
falsehood, but also somehow undermines all the efforts the Wikimedia
community has put in over the years to differentiate Wikimedia from
Wikipedia, and more importantly, to make sure that it was clear that
Wikimedia organisations (chapters and Foundation alike) have no power
over editorial content.



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