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

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Mon May 13 07:42:04 UTC 2013

I've been watching this unfold over the weekend. And am sorely disapointed
with the rudeness from ALL sides (not from everyone, it should be said)

The action of removing admin access with little warning, and last thing on
a Friday is obnoxious and rude. I'd expect the foundation to review
policies of interacting with community members and remind staff that
important or controversial actions should occur when people are available
to respond in a timely fashion.

I'd also like to see more explanation of foundation actions, in advance
preferably. And will expect to see feedback soon on how to handle
situations such as these better :)

Conversely, a number of community members here should be ashamed. Righteous
anger is ridiculous and pointless. Certainly if you are one of the
ex-admins I can understand a level of furstration and hurt. But with few
exceptions those individuals have been positively expressing that hurt.

It's the others, seizing on the opportunity to swing for the foundation
that are a disappointment. I've pretty much stopped trying to be an admin
on EN wiki because of the attitude of entitlement that takes up so much
time and energy that could be spent writing content

It's sad to see this is a cross movement problem.

Everyone; buck your ideas up.


On Monday, May 13, 2013, Thomas Goldammer wrote:

> "but will circle back when I return to work next Monday." (Gayle)
> Wait for that. Whatever time it actually means. :)
> Th.
> 2013/5/13 Huib Laurens <sterkebak at gmail.com <javascript:;>>
> > Thomas,
> >
> > She is on holiday, she will not be in the office today?
> >
> > Huib
> >
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