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Wikimedia Foundation elections/Board elections/2015/Questions



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For readability, the questions page will be broken up into subpages, each containing 10 questions and the answers by the candidates.

  1. Questions/1 (May 1 — May 6)
    1. Behavior towards new editors
    2. WMF role in disputes
    3. Use of Superprotect and respect for community consensus
    4. Project management experience
    5. Board composition
    6. Time dedication
    7. Conflict of Interest disclosure
    8. Child Protection
    9. Flow
    10. WMF involvement regarding abuse
  2. Questions/2 (May 6—May 11)
    1. Ombudsman Commission
    2. Statement of principles by Jimbo
    3. Paid advocacy
    4. Concerning which seat a trustee has
    5. Level of board involvement in major decisions
    6. Bad faith edits
    7. Retaining current volunteers versus recruiting new ones
    8. Question regarding working environment
    9. Question regarding non-hostile online environment for women volunteers
    10. Community participation
  3. Questions/3 (May 11—May 17)
    1. Accountability, democracy, community majority
    2. Improving content
    3. Technical oversight
    4. Access to nonpublic information policy
    5. Murder of Meredith Kercher Article
    6. Accurately measuring the reliability of Wikipedia
    7. Long-term vision for Wikipedia's direction?
    8. Responsibility for content dissemination
    9. Skills and capacities for working with others on the Board
    10. Diversity and scope
  4. Questions/4 (May 17—May 29)
    1. Distribution
    2. Kuhusu Africa
    3. How will you expand Wikipedia for the billion users in Poor Countries?
    4. Unpaid internships
    5. Term Limits for Board Seats
    6. Overriding local policies
    7. Specifically in relation to your candidacy for membership of the board, on what justification are you WP:HERE?
    8. Wikipedia-centrism
    9. Size of Wikimedia staff