[Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

Steve Zhang cro0016 at gmail.com
Sun May 26 07:08:32 UTC 2013

On 26 May 2013 16:53, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can agree with the rest but this is interesting:
> Steve Zhang, 26/05/2013 08:42:
>> [...]
>> Now, the removal of adminship of volunteer editors on the WMF wiki (among
>> other changes) happened for a reason, [...]
> really? What reason? I've not yet heard an explanation other than "it's
> our wiki and we do whatever we wish: I'll prove you in a second!".
> I also agree that judging the decision is useless (it's not going to be
> reverted) and that it's not our job (the WMF board should do that, I
> guess), but if you know the reason then please share it because we're all
> clueless about it.
> Nemo

Gayle explained her reasons in the email she sent to this list around 3
days ago, like everyone else this is all the information I have. Whether or
not we agree with her reasons is a moot point, as she has noted that her
decision will stand. I don't think this was ever done to make community
members unhappy, and while that turned out to be one of the results, I
think we should let it go. Like many things on Wikimedia, this is a
discussion that has run its natural should be laid to rest, and we should
move on to more productive things.

Steven Zhang
cro0016 at gmail.com

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