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

Tomasz W. Kozlowski tomasz at twkozlowski.net
Mon May 13 18:25:31 UTC 2013

Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote:

> If I read the e-mails correctly, 1 and 2 were covered. 1 is Gayle, and 2 
> is that "it was on her to do list for a long time", so apparently she 
> decided to perform this on Friday afternoon since it was not pleasant 
> and had to be done anyway.

I'm not so sure about this, actually. Gayle clearly writes that "they 
have been talking internally for a while", which suggests that more 
people have been involved in making this decision.

Knowing whether this was just a decision taken between Gayle and 
Philippe, or whether more senior WMF staff members have been involved 
(Erik? Sue?) would definitely change the way I feel about it, and could 
also have other consequences.

Also, the fact that this subject might have been on Gayle's to-do list 
for a while doesn't answer the second part of my question — the one 
about the changes which prompted such a sudden removal of rights from 
those volunteers.

> I am not sure though pursuing these questions is very much constructive. 
> I personally would be more interested in 5) what measures are to be 
> taken to exclude this in the future, and 6) how can we continue assuming 
> good faith and be nice to each other.

Seconded–having those questions answer would really help. I'll also try 
to follow up to FT2's proposal in a more constructive way — maybe by 
starting a page on Meta, I'll see what can be done.

	-- Tomasz

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