So what is going on at the failing Wikipediocracy? For a while now, it’s just been Kohs and Poetlister bumping old threads, and trying to make it look like the place was inhabited. But are the regulars actually returning, or is this just the last hurrah? I see Vig came back to vet the players behind Jimbo’s latest WikiTribue venture, and seems to have gotten sucked back into the vortex. But what’s this? They sure have got this wrong, Kevin Gorman was never any Jimbo apologist, I’m pretty sure he called for Jimmy to step down during the 2016 board fiasco:
RfB sure, no fact checking expected from those quarters, but Vig? SB Johnny? Tsk! Tsk!
Yep here it is.
It's unfortunate that James and Jimmy have gotten in to it in public, but - I hate to say this, but there's no other way around it - Jimmy should be embarassed. He's been exceptionally disrespectful of a respected community member, but worse than that, he's flat out lied on multiple occasions about the situation involving James. If someone challenges me on that statement, as I have time, I will compile a list of diffs and archived emails in which he's done so. If the situation between James and Jimmy is such that a healthy board dynamic with both as trustees is not possible, then frankly Jimmy should step down, or at a minimum give up the concept of a Founder's seat, convert it to a community elected seat, stay on as a board member until the next elections, and then run as an ordinary community member in the next set of elections. I think it should also be stated for the public record that Jimmy was the individual who pushed for Lila's stay to be extended (and I like Lila, I really do,) and for trustees to not speak with the day to day WMF employees that have formed the backbone of the WMF side of the movement. I also don't know who put the FAQ together, but want to point out that it's not factually accurate to say that James cannot run in the next elections, as at least one official FAQ stated at one point. That would be true if he was a community ELECTED board member removed for cause. He wasn't, so the relevant provision doesn't apply, and he's eligible to run again as soon as there are faux-elections again.