[Wikimedia-l] Request for comment on global bans

Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 16:59:59 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 4:25 AM, ENWP Pine <deyntestiss at hotmail.com> wrote:

> With that in mind, and since the current state of the RFC on your
> proposal, roughly nine days after commenting began, is about 50% for and
> 50% against in its current form, I would like to offer to work with you on
> revitalizing the
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Global_requests_committeeproposal for a successor RFC, taking into account the comments on that page
> and at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Global_bans,
> any comments from Philippe about how this committee might be structured in
> such a way that WMF would trust it to handle ban requests from the office,
> and comments from anyone else who’d like to give input.
> Thank you,

Hi Pine,

Following up on this post-Wikimania, it's clear that the nearly 50/50 trend
is continuing, even after the community decided to split the "policy needs
edits" and "no, I hate this idea" groups apart.

In light of that, I am happy to work on alternatives, though to be totally
honest the broader scope of the global requests committee makes it more
challenging and difficult a task, and perhaps something that should be done
with more collaboration with other groups at the Foundation, etc.

Thanks for your thoughtful suggestions, as always.


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