[Wikimedia-l] Board pages on WMF wiki

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 09:17:34 UTC 2012

Well, it was added by Matthew Roth, one of the WMF's comms people. I don't
know if it originated with him, but he should be able to tell its more.

I agree with its removal. It's a very strange but of text to have in board
member bios. Including the board member's accomplishments is fine, but they
should be accomplishments of that member, not the whole board and certainly
not things that had little, if anything, to do with the board.
On Aug 11, 2012 7:57 AM, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <nemowiki at gmail.com> wrote:

> A few days ago, along with the new trustee's biographies, a lengthy text
> has been added (three times) to <https://wikimediafoundation.**
> org/w/index.php?title=Board_**of_Trustees&oldid=83125<https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=Board_of_Trustees&oldid=83125>>,
> under the mysterious title "Tenure Accomplishments", mentioning an
> unheard-of "new format" for bios.
> As this is not about the individual trustee's activity and there were a
> number of problems, the text has been removed, but it seemed to be given
> some importance so it's been restored elsewhere, as "Summary of
> resolutions" (a more neutral term).
> You can see the history here: <https://wikimediafoundation.**
> org/w/index.php?title=**Resolutions&dir=prev&offset=**
> 20120720133234&limit=12&**action=history<https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=Resolutions&dir=prev&offset=20120720133234&limit=12&action=history>>
> The worst parts have been removed or fixed, but there's still much
> objectionable content, see some examples here: <
> https://wikimediafoundation.**org/?diff=83158&oldid=83156<https://wikimediafoundation.org/?diff=83158&oldid=83156>
> >
> It would be useful to know who's responsible for writing this piece of
> text and what purpose it's supposed to serve, so that interested people can
> understand it and possibly help improve it.
> Thanks,
>         Nemo
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