[Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

Michael Snow wikipedia at frontier.com
Fri Mar 8 04:50:29 UTC 2013

On 3/7/2013 8:19 PM, Philippe Beaudette wrote:
> Can I ask that we not call people dumb and foolish?  Argue the idea, not
> the person.
> (And in this case, I think Jan-Bart agrees with you, so I'm not sure where
> that came from).
I thought it was meant ironically, hence the agreement. That, plus the 
liberal use of exclamation marks suggested it was over-the-top and not 
intended to be taken literally. I can understand how it might be 
confusing, though. The interpretation remains ambiguous at first, you 
have to get well into reading the message before it becomes more clear, 
and that can make it hard to overcome the emotional impact of those 
words at the beginning.

--Michael Snow

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