Hello MichaelMaggs! Welcome to the website of Wikimedia UK, the UK chapter of Wikimedia. To find out more about us, please take a look at the Main Page, and help and advice for editors (particularly those inbound from WMF projects such as Wikipedia) can be found at Help:Contents. If you haven't already, please consider joining us and getting involved with some of our activities or, if you lack the time, donating instead. If you have any questions, please let me know. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 14:07, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your help with the Members' survey[edit source]
|Thank you for helping contribute to this by making us think carefully about not asking too many unnecessary questions! I look forward to sharing the results :) Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 12:04, 20 November 2013 (UTC)|
Protect board decision pages?[edit source]
Hi Michael. Just as a suggestion: you might want to protect pages like Decisions/Anti-bribery policy so that only logged-in users can edit them. Otherwise, there's the question of whether the IP edits are actually board members or impersonators... Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 11:31, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
A barnstar for you![edit source]
|The Barnstar of Diligence|
|Thank you for posting up the Membership demographics survey :) Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 11:14, 24 April 2014 (BST)|
E.g. for the subpages (the template could probably be tidied, i just copied it directly over):
Hi Michael! See my unblock request. Oliver Redentetzki --18.104.22.168 22:11, 13 June 2014 (BST)
- Sorry. I like to help. Pls unblock! Oliver Redentetzki --22.214.171.124 11:55, 14 June 2014 (BST)
Hi Michael, I see you are telling Fae to stick to the truth. In aid of helping you along in telling the truth, I have asked at Engine_room#Removal_of_sysop_rights for the email from a Wikimedia UK employee to Fae from 12 June 2014 to be published on site, so that we can all see for ourselves what was said, and that as a result of Fae acting upon that email, WMUK, led by yourself is acting in a disgraceful, petty and vindictive way. Publish the email....or I will. Russavia (talk) 11:57, 14 June 2014 (BST)
Questions from User:Nick at the English Wikipedia[edit source]
Nick, I’m sorry you’re disappointed by the charity's response to the Arbcom decision. You may not be aware that much of the information you seek is impossible for us to provide. Please see our transparency commitments for details of what we can and cannot freely disclose.
Several of your questions seem to cut across what has already been said, and many seek to go over the ground Arbcom has already covered or ask for information that is outside our domain. As an independent UK charity, we cannot provide a commentary on checkuser or Arbcom work done by volunteers for the English Wikipedia. We take our independence extremely seriously, and the use of advanced volunteer permissions (such as checkuser) forms no part of the duties of any employee. Wikimedia UK has no connection with or access to checkuser or other confidential volunteer activities.
Some of your questions express specific HR concerns, and you should understand that we have a duty of care to our employees which precludes our disclosing any sensitive HR or personnel information. Day to day email correspondence is not disclosable on request: see here.
Two of your queries relate to more strategic points, namely our procedures for handling any staff conflicts of interest that may arise, and whether we consider that the charity has the appearance of being sufficiently independent. Both of these must rate as matters of high importance to any charity board of trustees, and the board of Wikimedia UK is no exception. It would be remiss of us not to be considering whether any of our policies or procedures could be improved, and we are of course doing so. Michael Maggs, chair, --MichaelMaggs (talk) 19:35, 12 June 2015 (BST)