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

Philippe Beaudette pbeaudette at wikimedia.org
Sun May 12 20:23:03 UTC 2013

That is correct. Because despite your attempts to turn me into the
decision making authority here, I wasn't. You don't need to talk to
the worker bee who executed, you want to talk to the person who made
the decision. That's not me. And she is traveling.

And also, you know, I'm working brutal hours right now and yeah, I
wanted to try to not be posting this weekend. I had to deal with my
mistake in not removing Phoebes rights at the same time and I had to
deal with an elections thing. But was I anxious to come wading into a
situation where - despite you clearly being told that I wasn't a
decision maker - you continue to (for whatever reason) advance the
asinine position that someone must be pulling gayles strings and
therefore it must be me because I am evil?  No, you know, MZ, I didn't
come skipping gleefully to that conversation.

Let me be clear: I respect the work that you do. But I have zero time
for your distortions of the situation when you've been told that it
wasn't my decision.

You want an explanation?  I'm sure that Gayle will offer one. But for
the umpteenth time, I was the person pushing the button because
someone had to be. So lets leave my motivations out of this okay?  I'm
spending hundreds of hours per month fighting to support the volunteer
community here and your assignations to the contrary are insulting.


Philippe Beaudette
Director, Community Advocacy
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc

On May 12, 2013, at 10:06 AM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:

> Philippe has had time to go back and remove Phoebe's user rights and
> Philippe has had time to post to this mailing list about the upcoming
> Wikimedia elections, but he has chosen not to participate in this thread
> at all about his actions.

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