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  • Why is the interviewer so obsessed with replacing Mediawiki? He is asking a question and giving an answer at the same time, then forcing the interviewee to agree (which obviously is the wrong person to ask). You should ask difficult questions, but you should not take part on the conversation. --jynus (talk) 10:56, 27 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • I want you to talk to Wake County Schools alumni! --violetnese 13:08, 27 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • Wow. Judging from that interview, I'd suggest the WMF Board has already found its executive director. :) - kosboot (talk) 18:14, 27 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I'm equally impressed by her answers to a tough interview. and think she would be a good permanent ED. Nevertheless, it's too early to put Maher up as the next consensus ED - that would be a disservice to the community, the board, and especially to her. One of her chief tasks - perhaps the chief task - is to enable the ED search to find the best ED candidate. There will be many good candidates, and having the community put her forward as the obvious candidate would put her in a false (COI) position. Please let her do her first job - as interim ED - then we can judge whether she is the best ED candidate. Smallbones(smalltalk) 20:52, 27 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
And she can decide if she even wants the job. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:12, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I am also equally impressed.with her. EllenCT (talk) 03:06, 29 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • Since then [i.e. HSBC], Maher's career has been in the NGO sector ... World Bank. So, she's a banker. -DePiep (talk) 21:43, 27 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I am glad she has insider experience from a large abusive bank. I am sure that makes her more cognizant of the abuses. EllenCT (talk) 03:06, 29 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
    • Thanks DePiep: it's an inter-governmental org. I've added "mostly" to fix this in the lead. Tony (talk) 08:50, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
      • Very weird response, Tony1. The key word is: 'banker'. -DePiep (talk) 21:32, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
        • What is "very weird" about adding "mostly" so that the categorisation is correct, given that one of the specified roles was not with an NGO? Tony (talk) 00:04, 29 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
          • @Tony1:: My post pointed out that these are two banks. Their classification is not redefining that, while your reply suggests it is. -DePiep (talk) 18:24, 29 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
        • @DePiep: You're leaving out a pretty significant chunk of her career with that ellipsis. Bit of a stretch to call her a banker, unless citizen reporting, UNICEF, and NDI are also banks. (usual caveat of this is a volunteer, not a work, edit; I have personal thoughts and feelings that I like to share from time to time) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 21:56, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • uh and i thought mediawiki is older than the wikimedia foundation, by magnus manske&co, and they say in this interview the foundation originally developped ...? --ThurnerRupert (talk) 08:11, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
    • @ThurnerRupert: According to MediaWiki#History, what became MediaWiki was started in 2002, but the first MediaWiki was so named as a play on words from Wikimedia Foundation. So while it's probably not technically correct to say it was originally developed, it's pretty close as a convenient shorthand. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 21:56, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • It is a bit disappointing how almost every answer is "Great question! There are multiple viewpoints and we will consider all of them", which isn't really an answer. Seems that interim director does not want to express any opinions of her own, or has none. --SSneg (talk) 15:13, 30 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Mobile view much too wide

The mobile view is quite bad, I guess it is not only the Katherine s foto too big. Sign... ThurnerRupert (talk) 13:59, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

This is a known issue. :-) Someday it'll get fixed. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 21:56, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]


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