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Please stop disrupting the discussion

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The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)

You cannot decide for the community. You are just one single person who happens to work for the WMF. You are not in the position to make these decisions.

MSchottlender-WMF (talkcontribs)

I believe you were confusing me with another user.

The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)

Your names are similar, and you both work for the WMF. You threatened me. Bad decision. You shouldn't threaten people who are trying to help you (and the community in general). It is not polite.

The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)

If you continue acting like this then that will definitely backfire. I am trying to help you by explaining that you need consensus for something big like this, and I can help you get consensus for an improved version of the COC. But if you continue acting like this then I will not help you, quite the opposite in fact.

The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)

Please think about this... is it your job to overrule consensus? Are you allowed to threaten to block people because they point out mistakes made by the WMF? Do you think the community will be happy if they hear about the way WMF staffers have handled this?

The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)

I am trying to help you guys by improving the COC so that it can get consensus at some point in the future and I get treated like this. I wonder how you guys will treat all the members of the various communities who are affected by that draft. Many of them are not going to be as helpful as I am.

The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)

Are you WMF staffers going to keep reverting ad nauseam without talking? If someone starts an RfC about this on en.wiki and explains how the WMF has treated the community then I do not think they will be happy about that. I am trying to improve the COC so that we can get consensus for it.

The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)
MSchottlender-WMF (talkcontribs)

The Code of Conduct you are insisting on "helping with" is a Code of Conduct for the Wikimedia Technical Community, and as such, the technical community (volunteers and staff alike, who are active part of this community) have been diligently working for the better part of a year and a half to write, revise, discuss, change, and adjust.

You seem to claim ownership on fixing a document you have not participated in, nor have you been any part of its process, for the entire year and a half it has been going on.

That said, this entire endeavor would have been a lot less bothersome had you gone at it using the acceptable means - by posting your opinion and arguments on the talk page, rather than going around reverting changes that a community you seem to have very little part in has been working on.

I understand you are worried about this Code of Conduct impacting en.wiki, but this policy is about the Wikimedia Technical Spaces, as is defined in the document.

The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)

I do not dispute that a tiny group of people has spent a long time arguing about that COC. But that COC does affect a much larger group of people than you seem to think. Many of them are not super nerdy, and may not have spend a large amount of time outside of their home wiki, but that does not invalidate their opinion.

The Quixotic Potato (talkcontribs)

All the other communities are also using the Wikimedia Technical Spaces. For example, enwiki users often post in Wikimedia Technical Spaces. It is not a tiny group of people. I do not claim ownership of anything, but I am a member of the community, here and elsewhere, and that COC does affect me and thousands of others who did not have a say in its creation.

That is wrong.

The other communities should be consulted, this is not exclusive to mediawiki.org users. We are talking about MediaWiki.org, wikitech.wikimedia.org, Phabricator, Gerrit, technical mailing lists, technical IRC channels, and Etherpad and as far as I know (almost) every community that has a respectable size uses at least one of those things (mostly wikimedia.org, phabricator and IRC).

If we would have a decent COC (and consensus for it) then we could use it in many places.

I totally understand that someone working for the WMF might think that those places are theirs, and that the other communities are relatively unimportant, but the members of the other communities are the reason those places exist, and are the ones who pay for them...