[Wikimedia-l] ombudsmen commission

Bence Damokos bdamokos at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 16:51:50 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 6:41 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2012/4/23 Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com>:
> > Top posting.
> >
> > This is getting a bit ridiculous. Frankly, while I see the need for
> > *some* statistics, I don't see how the number of emails exchanged is
> > in any kind of way relevant to the work this ombudsmen commission, for
> > one. Seriously, if they solve a case with 2 emails or 200, I couldn't
> > care less. Second, I understand Thomas' reluctance to skim through 600
> > emails to give a report that was not part of his mandate in the first
> > place, if I am not mistaken.
> I am very surprised that it would require going through 600 emails to
> find out how many cases the OC has dealt with over the past year. If
> they don't have that information somewhere, then they can't have been
> doing a good job. There is no way they can do their job properly
> without knowing what cases they've received...
Knowing _what_ cases they have received is entirely different from keeping
track of _how many_ they have received. I assume they could very easily
ascertain if a given complaint is a duplicate of an already solved case,
but would have to do some work to count up the previous cases.

Best regards,

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