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The man must think we're idiots[edit]

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Making his own job title, getting the foundation to pay for steak dinners... I won't be donating to Wikimedia any time soon! 80.195.89.127 15:21, 27 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jimbo shouldn't have his own title but if people like you don't donate you won't be able to comment here in the future. A101 - (talk) 18:06, 27 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
uhhhh, what? why not? so much for free content. what a laugh. Symode09 - (talk) 10:12, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with the first post. The Wikimedia trustees are basically condoning Jimmy Wales' past transgressions -- well documented online -- by creating a special seat for him on the board. "...If the seat is not taken by him, it is left vacant and the board reverts to 9 members." Forgive my cynicism, but should the board itself really control the re-appointment of Wales' seat? Isn't that a decision best made by the community? Also, I guess this puts an end to the debate of whether or not Larry Sanger co-created Wikipedia! Anyway, I just don't feel that it's proper for someone who's broken Wikipedia policy by editing his own Wikipedia biography to be given a seat on the board. Everyone makes mistakes. But most of us aren't rewarded for our mistakes with a seat on the board of a prominent non-profit organization! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.221.100.164 (talk) 12:46, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Posting solely as a Wikinews reader, I'd like to point out the top lines of WP:AUTO:
✔ This page documents an English Wikipedia content guideline. It is a generally accepted standard that editors should follow, though it should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception. -- Zanimum - (talk) 14:13, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]