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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun May 12 18:13:42 UTC 2013

On 12 May 2013 18:47, Florence Devouard <anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Alternatively, it might be good to really move as much as possible of the
> Wikimedia Foundation Wiki to meta (where at least, the community is in
> charge of who is admin and who is not).

This is a good idea anyway.

Having the WMF wiki become a staff-controlled operation is not an
outlandish or terrible idea - it's the official site of the nonprofit
itself, after all. But this was not a good way to do it.

That said, there are projects who do much worse. Here's GNOME's
attempt to win the XFree86 Memorial Award for Community Management for
2013: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=698544

- d.

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