David Cuenca Tudela notes
that the WMF have decided
to move the Wikimedia blog onto the Foundation web site. He correctly notes that this will formalise the transition of the blog from being a community effort ito being a Foundation mouthpiece, but seems to be a little late in realising that this happened years ago. Indeed, the Foundation have consistently refused to allow community members to comment on blog posts when those posts are in any way critical of the WMF. Howver, the transfer is rather blatant.
Ed Erhart (WMF) wrote:the blog’s move to wikimediafoundation.org does not mean we are changing the existing editorial strategy
I'm more than happy to discuss this in depth with you
which is precisely what he does not do ... David provides a long list of points and Ed would
like to hear more about your specific concerns with these plans
which David does and then Ed summarises the discussion by saying
We're not currently seeing any blockers to the deployment and blog integration
David is not unsurprisingly rather upset by all this. He is then gaslighted
by a former trustee
Samuel Klein wrote:I don't understand the issue at hand, however. A change from blog.wm.org to blog.wmf.org?
pretending that David's length discussion is all about the URL, and then Samuel condescends to pontificate that
We do surely need to help individual metapedians grow, mentor, become more effective over time, without becoming overwhelmed.
So it's all about helping volunteers with concerns about seeing their work appropriated by the paid staff of the Foundation to "grow" into understanding and accepting their position as serfs, but becoming more effective serfs as time goes on.