[Wikimediaindia-l] Moderation policy on WikimediaIndia-l

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 03:17:48 UTC 2011

As someone who is interested in how India and its projects are doing, the
India mailing list is a treasure to me. I am afraid that the current type of
bickering will have people move away, first from the mailing list and
potentially away from our projects. The objective of both this list and the
chapter is the opposite; it should function as an enabling force. As more
responsibility is shared more will get done and the potential and power of
the chapter and the movement grows


On 11 February 2011 12:44, Achal Prabhala <aprabhala at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Hari and Anirudh,
> As moderators of WikimediaIndia-l, could you describe the policy you
> normally adopt towards moderation?
> Do you only block obvious spam or other messages, and if so on what basis?
> I am naturally curious since a message from Praveen that you only just
> released seems to have been sent in 3 days ago.
> Furthermore, I think we'd benefit from understanding how people may
> apply to become administrators on this list.
> In light of Anirudh's recent appointment to administrator of this list,
> is there an open process by which other members might apply?
> (Foundation-l seems to have three administrators, though I would imagine
> that there is nothing stopping WikimediaIndia-l from having more than
> three).
> Please note that I don't ask with persecutory intent, but merely to
> clear gaps in my own understanding, which might be a problem that other
> people on this list face as well. Since WikimediaIndia-l is such an
> important place for all kinds of conversations that cut across the
> movement in India, it's in all our interests to know exactly how it is
> managed.
> Best regards,
> Achal
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