Quim Gil, I addressed this on the Signpost page, but to repeat here: the Meta:Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer|Letter expressed two conditions as being necessary prior to engaging in substantive discussion about effective future processes for software development, and the appropriate roles for WMF staff and volunteers. I am glad to see you have been thinking through possibilities (I have as well, as, I'm sure, have many others). But I hope it is clear to you and your colleagues that a lack of commentary here does not necessarily indicate a lack of interest. Issues as important as this should not be deliberated when there is substantial reason for one party to mistrust another's intentions. Lila Tretikov identified trust as a major concern, and yet has thus far declined to do the things that must be done to begin restoring trust. I hope these conditions change soon, but for the moment I will not be commenting on the substance of your proposal, and I'd imagine many others feel similarly.
p.s. This is my first time using Flow, and I seem to have generated several errors. I will try to fix them in wikicode after posting; help or suggestions welcome.
I am having trouble with this. Any assistance welcome. I have learned to use the "Edit" button, which is tricky (have to click on the text, not just the shaded area) and learned that my signature doesn't render the way I'm used to. What I still need to learn (and would be glad if somebody could fix for me) is:
- How do I ping a user? I tried both the "ping" and "user" templates, which brought up promising-looking wizards (which slowed me down considerably due to the need to use the mouse), but the results both came up as errors. I can't figure out how to make either one work. I was trying to ping Qgil-WMF and then LilaTretikof (WMF), it should be rather obvious in my text where.
- The link to the letter is not intended to include the full title of the page, but just the word "letter" in the prose.
- I don't know if I used the right "header level" -- if my comment belongs somewhere better, feel free to move it.
- My name above should appear as entered in my preferences, "Pete F" instead of "Peteforsyth".
Any help appreciated.