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A place where the community can discuss administrator and arbitrator actions
There is no place users can go to get explanations for official actions, except for outside Wikipedia criticism sites that may not respect their privacy.
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created on20:18, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Project idea edit

What is the problem you're trying to solve? edit

There is no official place editors can go to bring questions and concerns about what administrators and arbitrators did or did not do. Wikipedia needs a place where the whole community can weigh in and have admins and arbitrators participate in the discussion. Some, but not all, arbitrators are sometimes available on external criticism sites, but such sites have no privacy standards and are often worse than Wikipedia for doxing, discrimination, and harassment.

What is your solution? edit

An off-site wiki where users can interact with admins and arbs, similar to Metafilter's MetaTalk [1] either with their WP user names or with an anonymous identity. Having moderators that can be contacted can build community trust. This would also give WP a tool to find out about and respond to problems. [2]

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  • Volunteer Ui 19:27, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Concording with the idea of a dedicated and respectfully place to discuss about administrator attitude, project orientation, respect of Wikimedia basic recommandations ; out of the local context. Youni Verciti (talk) 14:44, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements edit

  • Great idea. In some (minor; not always) projects are group of administrators with some certain opinion/program and opposers use be ejected (by bans, indef bans, deleting their posts without consensus and similar actions). In such projects there is no possibility to normally oppose, even try applicate some rules of policy. So anywhere (by my opinion on should be place to evaluate those missunderstandings without possible persecution from admins. Kusurija (talk) 10:22, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

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