IRC office hours/Office hours 2021-04-17

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The Community Resilience & Sustainability team (CR&S) at the Wikimedia Foundation is hosting a new office hour led by its Vice President Maggie Dennis. Topics within scope for this call include Movement Strategy coordination (recently transferred to CR&S), Trust and Safety (and the Universal Code of Conduct), Community Development, and Human Rights. Come with your questions or feedback, and let’s talk! You can also send us your questions in advance.

The next office hour will be on April 17 at 15:00 UTC — see for your local time. You can read the notes of previous office hours here.


This call will be streamed and available on-demand at

We will host this office hour on Zoom, taking questions from the Zoom chat, Telegram, IRC (#wikimedia-officeconnect), and YouTube, as well as collecting them in advance over email. You can send your questions now (in any language) to answers(_AT_) Please use the term “CR&S” in the subject line so that it is identified as a question for me. If you want to participate verbally from the Zoom call, please ask for the link at, at least an hour in advance of the meeting's start (please use "Office hour" as the subject line).

We will be taking notes to go alongside the video recording. We will be fielding questions from Wikimedians in good standing (that is, not Foundation or community banned) and will follow up with anything we can't get to during the meeting in writing after the call.


Maggie Dennis, Vice President of Community Resilience & Sustainability, a division of the Legal Department at the Wikimedia Foundation, hosts the office hour. Maggie oversees the functions of Community Development, Trust & Safety Policy, Trust & Safety Operations, Human Rights protection, and, since April 2021, Movement Strategy.

As in previous calls, there is an important note from Maggie:

  • I can't and won't discuss specific Trust & Safety cases. Instead, I can discuss Trust & Safety protocols and practices and approaches as well as some of the mistakes we've made, some of the things I'm proud of, and some of the things we're hoping to do.
  • I will not respond to comments or questions that are disrespectful to me, to my colleagues, or to anyone in our communities. I can talk civilly about our work even if you disagree with me or I disagree with you. I won't compromise on this.

Questions and Answers[edit]

Notes were taken and will be published afterwards. Give us a day or two to clean them up! :) In the meantime, the recording of the Office Hour is already available on Youtube.