[Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans policy

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 09:38:27 UTC 2012

The way I read it, Steven correct me if I am wrong, he is writing in a
staff role, but not necessarily within his Engineering responsibilities.

Dan Rosenthal

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Theo10011 <de10011 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 4:04 AM, Steven Walling <swalling at wikimedia.org
> >wrote:
> > P.S. On a personal note, I wanted to say that though I'm writing this
> > with my staff accout during working hours, this is not really a part
> > of my core job description now that I've joined Engineering and
> > Product Development. I've spent my time authoring this policy and
> > proposing it because I think it's really important, not merely because
> > I was assigned to do so.
> Steven, just a note, I'd be a bit more comfortable if you could clearly
> demarcate whether you are doing this in your staff role or as a
> volunteer. You are debating a few people who are opposing that policy using
> your "Steven Walling (WMF)" staff account. And, not everyone new on Meta
> might be aware of that postscript you just added here. It also doesn't help
> that 4 of the 12 supporters for implementing the policy in its current form
> are WMF staff.
> Regards
> Theo
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