[Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

K. Peachey p858snake at gmail.com
Sat May 11 11:15:02 UTC 2013

This is the email that got sent out to everyone,

Dear XXX,
Thank you for your work with the Foundation wiki.  At this time, we
are formalizing a new requirement, which is that administrator access
is given only to staff and board.  I am having administrator access to
accounts that are neither staff or board be disabled, effective
Gayle Karen K. Young
Chief Talent and Culture Officer
Wikimedia Foundation

Gayle's response (which was the first time she has edited the wiki in
~5 months[2]) seems lacking[1] in general and the subsequent responses
about knowing what these people do on the wiki

Another interesting fact is that Mz got desysoped first, When you
would expect it to be done in alphabetically order.

"We've been discussing this for awhile, and the thought is that it's
ultimately the Foundation's web presence, not the community's web
presence. A useful parallel to consider might be how userrights are
given to staffers on the community wikis; they're distributed as and
when they're needed for a specific task."

Um, Rights for staff on wikis are given out like candy?, although not
as much thee days but it still happens.

Also, How is the foundation wiki not apart of the community? Has the
position of the legal department changed? or the boards? just randomly
changing without any imput or discussions seems utlimately strange.
since it is actually their wiki (just like everything else that falls
under the foundation)

[1]. <https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?diff=91857&oldid=91855#Users_stripped_of_rights.3F>
[2]. <https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AContributions&target=Gyoung>
[3]. <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:Log/rights>

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