Your note on my talk pageEdit
It's well-taken, but I'm ranking Greg Kohs third in the sincere belief that he's running to reform the Foundation, and not to mess around with it for his own amusement or other nefarious purposes. Viewed in that light, I think he might be a useful bull for the WMF china shop. That I rank him so high should not, in my view, be taken to mean that I don't care about the WMF, or that my ranking of Harel Cain second is somehow the less meaningful for it. Sarcasticidealist 20:14, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
- Thank you for clarifying your rationale, Steve. I hope that Stefan64's mind is open enough to thoughtfully consider the benefits of my election -- or even simply a strong showing (as a warning shot across the WMF bow of S.S. Unaccountable). -- Thekohser 03:09, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
Your comments on SRPEdit
You may disagree with the closure of the CU request on Commons, and with many of Russavia's actions overall, but attacking the closing bureaucrat's character on SRP is not acceptable - please do not do this again. --Rschen7754 21:19, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Superprotect letter updateEdit
Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.
Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on change.org, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.
I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.
Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.
Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.
Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:18, 26 August 2014 (UTC)