“It was exhausting to try to listen for hours on end to these guys droning on.”
– Sue Montgomery, Montreal
- Katherine’s talk page on meta
- Katherine’s talk page on en.wiki, and
- WP:Community response to the Wikimedia Foundation’s ban of Fram page, (and its bazillion archived pages)
…what do you see?
And they are not exactly Wikipedia’s best and brightest either.
Sue Montgomery (red link), mayor of the Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, this week announced she is knitting during council meetings to help her concentrate and to demonstrate that men speak more than women at the meetings.
Montgomery knits in red when men speak and in green when women do. So far, she has 15 inches of scarf, 80 per cent of it red.
The council has 31 women and 34 men. According to Montgomery:
“My experience is that men tend to use up all the time allotted to them. They repeat everything several ways even though they’ve made their point. They like the sound of their own voices. Women tend to stand up, make their point and sit down.”
I’m seeing a way here to improve Wikipedia’s dramah boards…
And with number of admin resignations at WP:BN, maybe it’s time to start adding some different kinds of admins: article deletion admins, civility admins, etc,