[Foundation-l] Blink tag jokes are now obsolete.

Risker risker.wp at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 02:38:38 UTC 2012

On 31 December 2011 21:31, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1 January 2012 02:23, Risker <risker.wp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Enough, Thomas.  After a reasonable explanation of the actions taken
> today,
> > you are now dredging up complaints about *last year's* fundraiser.  The
> > actions you're complaining about above were not repeated this year.  This
> > is called "learning from experience", and it is a talent that is highly
> > prized within the WMF family of projects.  After all, there is not a one
> of
> > us who has not made an error in action or judgment.
> >
> > Please stop.
> They have not learned. Zack said, further up this thread:
> "It's a trade off between doing things that might annoy some people in the
> banners vs. reducing the number of days we need to run banners at all. It's
> hard to find the right balance."
> That is wrong. You can both not use annoying banners and have a short
> fundraiser by simply spending less. I'm not saying that's necessarily
> what the WMF should do, but it should consider it, which comments like
> Zack's make it clear they aren't doing.
> Whenever you are considering doing something to raise funds that will
> have negative side effects you need to think about whether whatever
> you'll be able to do with those funds is worth those side effects. The
> WMF doesn't seem to get that.

Perhaps, Thomas, you might want to reflect that your point of view is not
the only one worthy of consideration.   If you have concerns about the
spending priorities of the WMF, I'd suggest you start a separate thread.


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