LSS/wikiEN-l-archives/2006 11 05-11
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-  David Gerard asks if anybody wants to summarize wikiEN-l, like Improv had already been doing for foundation-l and wikipedia-l. I volunteer.
-  George Herbert links to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle linking to Wikipedia.
-  Gregory Kohs complains that his self-nomination for the 2006 ArbCom elections was removed from the list of candidates. (Note: Gregory Kohs, screennames w:User:Thekohser and w:User:MyWikiBiz, is an editor banned by Jimbo for running a business in which people pay him to write articles for Wikipedia on their own businesses.)
-  Michael Snow points out that of the 20 current ArbCom election candidates, none of them is female (it's later pointed out that one candidate is, but that there's still a large disparity)
-  Gregory Kohs asserts that Angela Beesley, the former board member and co-founder of Wikia violated WP:COI when she edited Wikia. Many people, including Jimbo respond dismissing his claim.
-  Daniel P.B. Smith talks about a magazine that he recently read and its good coverage of various popular culture subjects, and how things that we often say are unverifiable can indeed be sourced.
-  Violet/Riga mentions the magazine mental_floss's idea to have a "Fixipedia" day where reads would edit Wikipedia and improve it somehow and asks for people's opinions on the matter.
-  Rob Smith asks for clarification of contradictory statements and actions regarding inclusion of information from a mediation in the evidence section of an ArbCom case and what the rules were regarding confidentiality of mediation cases.
-  KillerChihuahua asks wikiEN-l to help decipher a confusing message he had been sent via Special:Emailuser requesting an unblock.
-  zero0000 proposes a new policy to solve the problem of large amounts of quotations of opinions of journalists and commentators being added to articles on current events.
-  Earle Martin points to the MfD of the RfA standards pages and requests comments from readers of the list.