[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Executive Director?
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Thu Dec 9 22:42:19 UTC 2010
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On 09/12/2010 19:39, Huib Laurens wrote:
> Am I placed on moderation? all my previous emails seem to fail?
> 2010/12/9 Austin Hair <adhair at gmail.com>
>> 2010/12/9 KIZU Naoko <aphaia at gmail.com>:
>>> 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.
>> Not to mention cultural barriers. In Wikipedia communities with (to
>> me, uncomfortably) structured hierarchies―"Senior Editor," "Editor
>> Second Class," "Senior Chief Petty Editor"―this is bound to confuse
>> the heck out of people. As mentioned elsewhere in this thread, we
>> have enough problems trying to differentiate between Wikileaks and
>> Wikimedia; having to revisit Wikimedia vs. Wikipedia is understandably
>> frustrating to those of us who've spent years explaining the
>> It's easy to point fingers at an almost exclusively North American
>> staff and cry "cultural ignorance," but I'm not―I know that plenty of
>> people on staff have years of experience working across cultures, even
>> if it's talking to foreigners on IRC.
>> I wonder, though, who on staff can name the editor ranks on zhwiki?
>>> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 10:55 AM, John Vandenberg <jayvdb at gmail.com>
>>>> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Philippe Beaudette
>>>> <pbeaudette at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>>>> 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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