Wikinews talk:Community petition

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Do not sign here!

If you do not have an account on meta, and are a regular contributer, then I guess sign here and we will see that your vote gets counted.

Petition to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees:

We, volunteers, ask the Board to give the volunteer community a fair voice in Foundation governance. During its most recent meeting, the Board of Trustees not only rejected a proposal to improve community input in Foundation matters, but implemented an unexpected restructuring to reduce the community seats on the board. The community was not consulted about this reduction in representation and the board provided no explanation for this change.[1]

That is not a good way to treat people who donate their time and labor. The volunteer base made this the seventh most popular website in the world. We expect courtesy and respect, but received neither. That hurts morale.

Please provide a full explanation for recent board decisions and reconsider your top-down approach.

Please translate/repost the above to other projects and languages, with a link to the other location(s) on the talk page here.


Well this is something. Meta and Wikipedia. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 08:59, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

as dragonfire1024 once noted, we are not actually affiliated with the foundation and are merely contributors. I don't see how you can say that then, complain about how it is governed Symode09 - (talk) 09:05, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Easy. We elect those on the board. Duh. And I never said such a thing. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 09:08, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Yes you have, when we were debating on the irc when I was saying we shouldn't be reporting on stories which directly discredit the foundation on the grounds, most newsorganisations don't report on themselves in a bad light. you claimed we were not affiliated. Symode09 - (talk) 09:11, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Wikinews IS affiliated with the foundation. Their reporters are not. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 09:28, 28 April 2008 (UTC)


There has been a request that this be redirected to m:Meta:Community petition and sign there. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 14:54, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

If you were referring to my edit, I was fixing a redirect, not requesting it by redirected there. --A101 - (talk) 14:59, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
I was just stating that I was going to do a redirect to the meta page so you should sign there :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 15:01, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing that :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 15:11, 28 April 2008 (UTC)