[Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2012 Annual Report

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Thu May 16 16:56:38 UTC 2013

Gregory Varnum, 12/05/2013 19:47:
> Nemo,
> I'm not sure what you mean by a single person's POV.  Are you referring to Stephen?

No. It doesn't matter who that is.

> While it is true that WMF Legal did the final writing of some guidelines - a few points:
> 1. They are guidelines - and AffCom has flexibility if it so desires and finds necessary.
> 2. They were written based on feedback from non-AffCom folks on talk pages, Milan, and elsewhere - as well as based on input from AffCom.
> 3. Naming guidelines exist for chapters and other entities - this is nothing new.
> 4. A final summarizing guideline or document being written by one person with unique skills, such as legal, is also nothing new, unusual, or implies that only their views are represented - that's just not true.

A talk page post is not a "final summarizing guideline". At best, it 
should be moved to main namespace and tagged properly (explaining how it 
got to guideline status etc. etc.).


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