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Discussion 2007 (informal and unofficial)[edit]

This discussion has concluded. A log is available at w:User:ST47/07debate.

A more readable cleaned up log (prepared mostly to make it easy for translatorr to translate the debate, but also probably better in terms of flow for those who just want to read the English version) is available at /debate (en)

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This is not a part of official document of Board elections/2007. This page and the debate contained in it is not controlled by the Election committee.

This page was created exists solely to provide a medium for the candidates to express their opinions in a productive flame free environment. Anyone can edit and view the history of the page.


In light of current discussion it has been proposed than a more formalized moderated discussion via IRC be held at a time to be determined. A series of questions in #wikimedia had turned into a fairly heated discussion and it was decided it was a good idea to see if multiple persons of interest would be willing to join in on a large discussion.


Please sign to accept that you are open to the idea of a discussion. Please also indicate times you are available. (possibly UTC would help down a time if you can do the conversion) Thanks

  1. I'll be available during European daytime and evening hours, possibly beyond, until June 24 at least.--Eloquence 05:39, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  2. Available until June 21. On Tuesday: Before 6pm (Eastern time US), Wednesday: Anytime. I am then available on June 26-?. DragonFire1024 05:43, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  3. I'm UTC+2 and online this week during being at work (8-16) as WarXY on #wikipedia-pl--WarX 08:42, 24 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  4. I'm available during eastern US hours, pretty much from 9:00am til about midnight. ^demon
  5. I am open to the idea of a debate, depending on the structure. In particular I would hope to see the duration limited to no more than two hours. I am available anytime except 0400-1200 UTC. UninvitedCompany 22:36, 24 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  6. except Thursday 28. From 18 to 22 UTC. --Frieda 23:01, 24 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  7. I am open to the idea though not terribly thrilled by it; I don't know that it will be productive with so many candidates, nor that the debate format is better for this than the questions. However, should we have one, I have a few irregularly-scheduled meetings but other than that am available. Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 03:05, 25 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  8. I'm available and my day is UTC+0200. This might be fun. Do you have an experienced IRC moderator to help out? --Kim Bruning 16:43, 25 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  9. I may be available from around 1:00 to 6:00 (UTC). I would strongly urge that if a debate is held, it should be done before voting begins. It's been mentioned that the debate needs to be structured, although that structure has yet to be defined; whoever takes on the task of organizing that in the time available, I wish them luck. Normally, coordinating a simultaneous event involving this many people requires a fair amount of schedule negotiation and other advance planning, so it's pretty short notice to bring this together. --Michael Snow 18:03, 25 June 2007 (UTC)Reply


To be determined, likely a formal moderated panel with timed responses and rebuttals. Not a free for all by any means.

I was asked by Tawker to volunteer as moderator (as I have not made any partisan comments about the election, that I remember). I'll be available to help if none of the candidates object. :-) Dmcdevit 02:19, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
Based on the timing table that is on the talk page, the best time for this debate is 1800UTC to 1900UTC. Lets see if we can't hold it tomorrow, as thats before the debate. Lets hold it at ##wikimedia-debate (with two ##'s to emphasize that this is unofficial). —— Eagle101 Need help? 20:12, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
Correction - it seems to be in #wikimedia-debate, not ##wikimedia-debate. Angela 19:11, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

Questions for the Candidates[edit]

  1. Board Members each bring something new and unique to the board. What quality can you bring to the board? Thunderhead 08:54, 24 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  2. Where do you see the WMF 5 years from now. If you had any one single goal you wished to accomplish, what would it be and why? -- Tawker 03:20, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
    I have no reason those questions are not submitted to the question pages. And I have no more reasons to see once submitted pages are submitted again. It is very saddened to see official pages are so neglected. --Aphaia 04:58, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
    There is more then one way to carry out a debate last time I checked ;). If candidates are willing to participate, then let them :). —— Eagle101 Need help? 18:00, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  3. 請問閣下何以讓以下二事並存:
    • 你正參選維基媒體之領袖職位;維基媒體旨在以維基技術與維基過程讓每一個人以任何語言分享知識;
    • 你正參加一次IRC/Skype上純英文的辯論,參與者受限制Hillgentleman 22:01, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
  4. To what extent do you feel board members should continue to participate in various wiki comunities that they participated in beofre being elected. Bawolff 05:02, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

Questions on the discussion itself[edit]