[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediauk-l] The situation with the chair

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Fri Jul 27 12:08:43 UTC 2012

Irrespectively of the en.wp Arbcom decision (which I do not want to 
discuss and I am not qualified to discuss) I think it is a very good 
thing that wm.uk issued a statement. I wish other Chapters would follow 
the lead, if needed. When Vladimir Medeyko, the president of wm.ru, and, 
I believe, at the time the Chapter Council member, was banned by Arbcom 
from editing Wikipedia and Wikipedia Talk space, nobody cared to issue 
any public statements. We know that some people may be troublemakers on 
some projects and marvellous on other projects or in other Wikimedia 
activity, but I believe if troubles come statements should indeed be 
issued by relevant authorities.


On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:54:52 +0000, Andreas Kolbe wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Charles Matthews <
> charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> The point really is who actually cares about ArbCom decisions
> I am really surprised to see a former member of ArbCom say this. 
> Everybody
> on this list cares about ArbCom decisions, most of the time, and so 
> does
> the entire body of administrators in the English Wikipedia. For the 
> record,
> ArbCom members derive their authority from 300 to 600 supporters' 
> votes.
> Wikimedia UK board members, from 40 or 50.

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